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  1. US President Donald Trump bows his head during a prayer as he sits between Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivors and students Jonathan Blank, his mother Melissa Blank, Julia Cordover, and Carson Abt (R), as the president hosts a listening session with high school students and teachers to discuss school safety at the White House in Washington, US, February 21, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that arming teachers could help prevent massacres like last week?s mass shooting at a Florida high school, voicing support for an idea backed by the National Rifle Association gun rights group. Trump made the comment during an emotional hour-long White House meeting with students who survived the Florida shooting and a parent whose child did not. Hundreds of students joined scattered protests across the country on Wednesday, including in Washington, Chicago and Pittsburgh. The Republican president, who has championed gun rights and was endorsed by the NRA during the 2016 campaign, said he would move quickly to tighten background checks for gun buyers and would consider raising the age for buying certain types of guns. He spoke at length about how armed teachers and security guards could frighten off potential school shooters and prevent student deaths. ?If you had a teacher ... who was adept at firearms, it could very well end the attack very quickly,? said Trump. The attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 students and educators were slain on Feb. 14 by a gunman with an AR-15 semi-automatic assault rifle in the second-deadliest shooting at a US public school, has revived the long-running US debate over gun rights. The US Constitution protects the right of Americans to bear arms, a right fiercely defended by Republicans. But Trump has been under pressure to act. Some of the participants at the meeting indicated support for Trump?s idea of arming teachers. Others were opposed. 'Nobody wants to see a shootout' Mark Barden, whose son was killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut, said his wife, Jackie, a teacher, ?will tell you that school teachers have more than enough responsibilities right now than to have to have the awesome responsibility of lethal force to take a life. ?Nobody wants to see a shootout in a school,? Barden said. After the Sandy Hook shooting, a task force backed by the NRA recommended more armed guards and teachers in schools. Trump listened intently to ideas from about 40 people, including those from six students who survived the Florida shooting. ?I don?t understand why I can still go in a store and buy a weapon of war, an AR,? said Sam Zeif, 18, sobbing after he described texting his family members during the attack. ?Let?s never let this happen again, please, please,? Zeif said. Andrew Pollack, whose daughter Meadow Pollack, 18, was killed, shouted: ?It should have been one school shooting and we should have fixed it. And I?m pissed - because my daughter - I?m not going to see again.? Trump sat in the middle of a semi-circle in the White House State Dining Room. Photographers captured images of his handwritten note card with questions like ?What would you most want me to know about your experience?? and ?I hear you.? Protests Before Trump?s meeting, students across the United States walked out of classes in sympathy protests, including hundreds of teens from the Washington suburbs who gathered at the White House. ?I came out here because I don?t feel safe in my school,? said Allyson Zadravec, 15, of Northwood High School in Silver Spring, Maryland. ?I want to make sure that everyone who can do something about it hears that I don?t feel safe in my school.? In the Florida state capital, Tallahassee, students demanded that lawmakers restrict sales of assault rifles. Some wore T-shirts and carried signs reading: ?We call B.S.,? one of the slogans of the movement started by the survivors. Investigators said the assault was carried out by 19-year-old former Stoneman student Nikolas Cruz, who purchased an AR-15 nearly a year ago. Police charged Cruz, who had been kicked out of the school because of disciplinary problems, with 17 counts of premeditated murder. ?Nikolas Cruz was able to purchase an assault rifle before he was able to buy a beer,? said Laurenzo Prado, a Stoneman student, referring to a Florida law that allows people as young as 18 to buy assault weapons. ?The laws of the country have failed.? Lawmakers in Tallahassee said they would consider raising the age limit to 21, the same standard for handguns and alcohol, although the state Senate on Wednesday opted not to take up a gun control measure. Trump also said he was open to looking at age limits, among other measures, and lamented the closure of many mental institutions to help assess violent people. ?There?s no ... middle ground of having that institution where you had trained people that could handle it and do something about it and find out how sick he really is,? Trump said. Trump on Tuesday directed the Justice Department to work on a regulation that would effectively ban ?bump stocks,? an accessory that enables a rifle to shoot hundreds of rounds a minute. Last October, a retired real estate investor and high-stakes gambler used multiple assault rifles equipped with bump stocks to kill 58 people at a Las Vegas outdoor concert, the deadliest attack by a single gunman in US history. Bump stocks have not played a prominent role in other recent US mass shootings. The NRA opposes an outright ban on bump stocks but has said it would be open to restrictions on the devices. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer urged Trump to back legislation, instead of a regulation, on bump stocks.
  2. The music that we are talking about here is the kind that helps you get immersed into your desk job or give a calm vibe to your room when you return from work. It is the kind of music that does not need any lyrics when it comes to helping you calm down. So, what are you waiting for? Plug in your earphones and lose yourself into the music of your choice. This list will definitely help you decrease your anxiety at whatever level it may be. Enjoy! 1. Hans Zimmer 2. Ludovico Einaudi 3. Yiruma 4. Thomas Newman 5. Danny Rayel 6. Nobuo Uematsu 7. Philip Glass 8. Yoko Shimomura 9. Mikael Sapin
  3. NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani agreed on Saturday to step up efforts to bring stability to war-ravaged Afghanistan. Modi reiterated India's commitment to help Afghanistan become "a peaceful, secure, permanent, prosperous and pluralistic country" after holding talks with Rouhani in New Delhi on the last day of his three-day visit. "Looking at our common interests, we are committed to stopping the expansion of such forces that promote international organised crime in terrorism, extremism, illegal drug trafficking, cybercrime and various forms," Modi said "We want to see our region and the world free from terrorism." There was no mention of financial assistance or providing weapons to help Afghanistan fight militants by either leader. India has been a key supporter of Kabul's government and has poured more than $2 billion into the country since the Taliban were toppled in 2001. In 2016, India offered $1 billion in economic aid to strengthen various sectors in the war-torn nation including education, health and agriculture. Modi said both countries wanted to increase economic cooperation, regional connectivity and improve energy security to reach landlocked Afghanistan and central Asia via the southern Iranian port of Chabahar. The port, which was inaugurated in December, has been touted as a way for India to establish trade routes. India has been a key purchaser of Iranian oil and gas, and maintained trade ties even as international sanctions were imposed on Tehran over its nuclear programme between 2012 and 2016. However, local Indian media have reported frustrations over delays in awarding a contract to develop a major gas field known as Farzad B in the Gulf. India's foreign ministry said Saturday that "discussions continue" on Farzad B. The two leaders also signed agreements for avoidance of double taxation and the implementation of an extradition treaty from 2008. As part of a lease contract, India will help Iran run a multi-purpose container terminal at Chabahar for 18 months. India, Iran and Afghanistan signed a three-way transit agreement in 2016 to develop Chabahar port aiming to boost economic growth in the region.
  4. Everyone wants to be rich, successful, and have a perfect body too if they can help it, but how many of us actually achieve so? Maybe only one percent of us do and that too not because they are lucky or something, but they have a strong will, self-discipline, and an attitude to make a sacrifice to achieve something. Here are a few tips and tricks that can help you achieve an unwavering discipline in life. 1. Take A Head Start On A Fixed Date © Psephizo Studies have found that setting a date or event (for eg, Monday or 1st of a month) to mark the start of a new regimen can make it more likely for you to follow through on your goals. 2. Note Down Your Reason For Self-Discipline When you do so, you remind yourself the importance of goals and how you will be able to achieve them. When you write them down on paper, you strengthen your belief in yourself and also clear your mind from any doubt you might have. 3. Visualize The Benefits Of Your Efforts © Instagram/sherlock_holmes_official Visualizing yourself as your future-self is the perfect bait for you to keep going with the good work. When you visualize yourself reaping the benefits of your efforts, you are more likely to work harder towards your aim. 4. Plan An Alternative For When The Temptation Will Arrive. If you are habitual of killing time with smoking and are tempted to do so time and again, just remind yourself of taking a walk with your friend or maybe even alone. That way you will be able to better arrange your thoughts and have a chance to control your temptation of smoking a cigarette. 5. Replace Your Can't With Don't. Next time someone offers you something you know is bad for you, then don't say you can't, but replace it with that you don't. When you say you can't, you feel like a victim who has been devoid of a small privilege, but when you say you don't, you seem determined and firm with your decision. 6. Hide Your Temptation In A Place Hard For You To Find © Pexels If you don't want your phone to distract you when you are about to go to sleep, then why not put it somewhere way away from your reach? Simple isn't it? 7. Sleep For Straight 8 Hours. If you do not get enough sleep for the day then you might feel lethargic throughout the day, and that may hamper your effort of maintaining your discipline. 8. Ask Your Close Friend To Keep A Check On Your Bad Habits. When someone close to you reminds you to stay on track, you are more likely to listen to them. In that case, who is better than your roommate or a friend with whom you spend most of your time with. 9. Look At All The Options Available. If you can trick your mind with other options then you will have better chances of not falling into the trap of temptation, and won't make an impulsive decision. Start preparing your options of the list for something you want to resist. 10. Avoid Alcohol. © Thinkstock/Getty Images It is no rocket science and we all know how alcohol slows down our nervous system. When we consume alcohol we tend to take action first and think later. Clearly, that's not a good way to break your rhythm of staying true to your efforts. 11. Increase Your Glucose Level. Studies suggest that consuming glucose keeps your willpower strong. So the next time when you feel that you won't be able to keep your promise to yourself, try having a glass of hot water, lemon and a tablespoon of honey. 12. Keep Your Company With Self-Disciplined People. © AZ Quotes As Jim Rohn has said, “You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.” It simply implies the company you choose to spend your spend time with, plays a major role in deciding your good or bad habits.
  5. Seeing someone grieving the death of a loved one is heartbreaking. Even when you know you mean well and want to help, finding anything to say and especially, the right thing to say is a hell of a difficult task. Words often fail us at such times and we are left stammering for the right thing to say. Some people are so afraid to say or do something that could hurt the griever that they choose to do and say nothing at all. And while that certainly is an option and a choice, it's often not a good one. While there's no rule book on what to do and what not to do, the following golden rules could act as a guide to help you console your friend through the death of their loved one: 1. Reach out as often as possible Thinkstock Photos/Getty Images Don't think you're disturbing them if they don't take an initiative to talk to you or reply to your messages on time. They may be in a fog because loss and grief are disablers and destabilising. Be more proactive and reach out, repeatedly. 2. Don't say empty things Thinkstock Photos/Getty Images Don't tell them you're there for them or thinking about them when you aren't even able to take some time out for them from your busy schedule. Make sure you live up to what you have said to them because empty promises are an additional setback for those in grief. 3. Be prepared to hear things that will make you uncomfortable Thinkstock Photos/Getty Images Don't ask them how they are because their answers will more often than not make you feel uncomfortable. A person who has lost a loved one is not well and might not be for a really long time. And unless you're ready to hear them talk about it, don't ask them how they are. 4. Don't be judgmental Thinkstock Photos/Getty Images If you do ask them how they are, please be willing to hear them talk about their pain. It's not easy for you to hear it, but it's necessary for them to express it. It is, again, socially weird, so just try to be totally non-judgmental. They could even show anger towards the deceased person, but that's just how some people process grief. 5. Talk about the person they have lost Thinkstock Photos/Getty Images It may seem counterproductive to some to talk about the deceased person to a friend who is grieving, especially, when you're trying to make them feel better. But it's really helpful to share some happy anecdotes of the deceased person with your friend. 6. Don't tell them what to do Thinkstock Photos/Getty Images Don't pressurize your friend to be strong for others. If they bottle up their feelings and tweak their actions to suit others, things will get accumulated and they may face a meltdown in the future. Let them soak the reality in and know that the only way out of this is through accepting life. 7. Pay extra attention to them on special days Thinkstock Photos/Getty Images Even when you think your friend has moved on in their lives after the loss of their loved up, know that some special days might act as triggers. Days, in particular, that had some meaning and connection to the person they have lost- birthdays, anniversaries, etc. need your special attention. While it's true that grief is not a one-size-fits-all situation, this list might be a good way to start. Everyone's grief is extremely individualistic and complicated, but all you really need to do is be there for them. Death is a grave thing to learn lessons from. The person lost could have been the sole source of income in the family. And losing them can not only lead to emotional issues but financial as well. And that's why you need to understand the importance of securing your family from unseen situations. Take precautions. Opt for a regular income plan for your family, if you're the bread earner. A monthly premium of a mere Rs. 380 can get your family a regular income of Rs. 50,000 per month to cope with the monthly expenses if you're not around. Although, there will be no payout made if you survive the policy term. It can be purchased online directly from the insurer's website in just 10 minutes. One added bonus is that these plans also give us a tax benefit u/s 80C. It's smart to prepare for your death for your family, no matter how young you are. Calculate your monthly premium here.
  6. On days when Bollywood's Badshah, Shah Rukh Khan is not busy giving romance lessons to the world or asking the gorgeous Cate Blanchett for a selfie at Davos, he serves visual treat on a platter called Instagram for all his fans to gorge on. But, if it's a Sunday and he has nothing to do just like most of us, then his Instagram account can turn into an enigma code or the cryptic codes from 'The Matrix', making it difficult for us to decipher what he truly means. Instagram Well, maybe we exaggerated a bit, but after watching this video, we are sure you are going to feel the same way as we do - confused to an extent where we don't know how to react, so we like the post, tag our friends and leave it to their imagination to decode what exactly it was. In the video, SRK is seen wearing a tuxedo, his cool dark glasses and hair slicked back as he gears up to give a special surprise to his fans. Before we could understand what was happening, he dunked his face right inside the water, and played a couple of his famous dialogues. This didn't go as planned...but on a lazy Sunday afternoon, with my limited floatation expertise..this is the best I could do! Judge nahi karna, feel karna...Thx. A post shared by Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) on Feb 11, 2018 at 2:42am PST Well, like he said in the caption of the post, “Judge nahi karna, feel karna.” So we'll leave it at that and ask you guys to take charge and help us figuring out in what he was doing.
  7. Today, life moves so fast that it is impossible to eliminate stress from your life. This continuous stress in millennials is ultimately leading to an increasing number of cases of heart disease, obesity, depression, gastrointestinal problems, asthma, and more. A recent paper out of Harvard and Stanford found health issues from job stress alone causes more deaths than diabetes, Alzheimer's, or influenza. © Az Quotes Well, there are many habits successful people suggest to help deal with stress like reading a book, meditating and thinking positive but all these require a lot of effort. It wouldn't be anything new if we told you that music helps you relax but what if we gave you the list of songs which Neuroscience suggests can help reduce anxiety by up to 65 percent. © Az Quotes Dr. David Lewis-Hodgson of Mindlab International conducted this research, where participants were asked to solve difficult puzzles as quickly as possible while connected to sensors. The puzzles induced a certain level of stress, and participants listened to different songs while researchers measured their brain activity as well as physiological states which included heart rate, blood pressure, and rate of breathing. The song 'Weightless' topped the list. Here is the list of songs that you can listen to when you feel that you are going through a bit of stress. 1. "Weightless," by Marconi Union 2. "Electra," by Airstream 3. "Mellomaniac (Chill Out Mix)," by DJ Shah 4. "Watermark," by Enya 5. "Strawberry Swing," by Coldplay 6. "Please Don't Go," by Barcelona 7. "Pure Shores," by All Saints 8. "Someone Like You," by Adele 9. "Canzonetta Sull'aria," by Mozart 10. "We Can Fly," by Rue du Soleil You can also listen to them for a good night's sleep, just before going to bed.
  8. It's that time of the year again! The nation waited with bated breath as the Union Budget unfolded today. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley began by saying that the budget is going to focus more on the agricultural and rural economy and will bring in major changes. While we won't get into the details, because honestly, it'll take forever to discuss the new reforms and policies. But for what it's worth, PM Modi's says that the new Budget is "farmer friendly, common citizen friendly, business environment-friendly and development friendly." Basically, he means it's the best budget we could have got, given our country's current condition. Live Coverage from the Lok Sabha - Union Budget 2018-19 https://t.co/ty740gs010 — Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) February 1, 2018 However, like almost every year, things didn't look so good for the middle-class citizens in this budget and they obviously took to social media to deal with it. But instead of long-ass rants, Twitter is dealing with the sadness in the modern way: with Taimur and middle-class memes. 1. Taimur's Toys Are Of Utmost Priority Guys. *Taxes on plastic reduced* News channels: Taimur's toys set to get cheaper #Budget2018 — Corporate Dalit (@CorporateDalit) February 1, 2018 2. Middle-Class Is Born To Suffer. Since birth I have seen two types of budget!! 1. Bad Budget and nothing for middle class! 2. Good Budget but nothing for middle class!#Budget2018 — Shash (@pokershash) February 1, 2018 3. Thodi Toh Income Chhod Do. #Budget2018 ð¹ð¹ð¹ð¹ð¹ pic.twitter.com/WHvXaw76i0 — Freelance 007 (@James_Beyond) February 1, 2018 4. A Picture Speaks A Thousand Words. #Budget2018 in one pic pic.twitter.com/YLTWnqsbbt — The Blind King (@raiharry33) February 1, 2018 5. Such Curiosity. How Income tax payers watching the budget... #Budget2018 pic.twitter.com/7cNF8XitYX — Broken Pundit (@Brokenpundit) February 1, 2018 6. Seems Like It Doesn't Need To Be Declared. #Budget2018 Has the opposition already declared the budget anti-poor, or are they planning to wait for the speech to end? — Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) February 1, 2018 7. Priorities When you've quit smoking ð¬ but still want to know the change in price of the cigarettes.#Budget2018 pic.twitter.com/uxlly40mHq — Hastamithun (@tuhin_tB) February 1, 2018 8. We Need Answers, Taimur. Exclusive Picture of Taimur watching #Budget2018 ð pic.twitter.com/1nzGWCLb43 — Delhi se hu bhench*d (@delhichatter) February 1, 2018 9. As Always. So salaries of MPs are being doubled while the middle class pays more taxes. Great — Nidhi Razdan (@Nidhi) February 1, 2018 10. Sad Reacts Only. Poem by @arunjaitley to salaried middle class: Roses are red Violets are blue I have 5 fingers Middle one's for you.#Budget2018 #replug — Lalit Rawat (@outlaw_lalit) February 1, 2018 11. No Other Choice. After listening budget session #Budget2018 Middle class ~ pic.twitter.com/LgxXTqmeBS — Squirrel_of_Ramð© (@Squirrel_Soul) February 1, 2018 12. I Can't Even. #Budget2018 Middle Class: Sir, hamaare liye kuch... Jaitley: pic.twitter.com/OCwG2152kz — Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) February 1, 2018 13. Humein Bhi Notice Karo Yaar. #Budget2018 Middle Class: Sir, hamaare liye kuch... Jaitley: pic.twitter.com/X89ZT7OgXs — Chinmay Mishra (@Chinmay_Mishra_) February 1, 2018 14. GOLD. Meanwhile Papu during Budget....#Budget2018 #BJP pic.twitter.com/LKwm6eLOMB — Adarsh Hegde (@adarshdgp) February 1, 2018 15. Taimur Knows Everything. Meanwhile Papu during Budget....#Budget2018 #BJP pic.twitter.com/LKwm6eLOMB — Adarsh Hegde (@adarshdgp) February 1, 2018 While the budget might not be within the realm of our understanding, we can always have a good laugh with memes. All hail the internet!
  9. Indian indigenous medicine is not one of the world's oldest but also one of the most effective forms of medicine out there. Ashwagandha is an India herb that's been used in ayurvedic medicine for centuries. The name stands for the 'smell of horse', which comes from its distinct odor. Although most people consider it a virility and sexual strength enhancing supplement, the benefits of Ashwagandha surely exceed that. In fact if you are into serious strength training, this should be of special attention to you. Here are 5 reasons to start supplementing with Ashwagandha. 1) Boosts Recovery By Moderating Stress Hormone Levels Ashwagandha is a powerful adaptogen, which means that it reduces the physical and chemical effects of stress. Weight training is technically a stress on our body and coping up with it is of prime importance if you want to get stronger overtime. All the stressors elevate Cortisol (stress hormone) levels in our body. Cortisol is also a catabolic hormone and an excess of it reduces testosterone and protein synthesis, this isn't good for your anabolic goals i.e. muscle building. Ashwagandha is proven to significantly reduce negative effects of stress and decline cortisol levels up to 14.5-27.9%. Regular consumption of ashwagandha will boost recovery and can lead to greater muscle gains. © YouTube 2) Improved Sleep Quality Always value the quality of your sleep. It is during sleep that your body adapts to hard training, builds new muscle tissues and gets stronger. It is reported that people suffering from insomnia have benefitted from ashwagandha supplementation. Personally, I have observed a notable positive difference in my sleep quality too. It can be due to a decline in stress levels resulting in a calmer mind. 3) Enhanced Power Output And Aerobic Capacity Untrained men who were put on a periodic strength program and supplemented with ashwagandha, observed an increment of 20kg on the bench press and 5kg on leg extensions compared to men who didn't supplement it. Another study noted improved power output and velocity of sprints, as well as an improvement of VO2 max (max oxygen intake capacity) without affecting blood pressure. Thus, it can be stated that ashwagandha supplementation directly increases strength and speed. © YouTube 4) Effect on Testosterone Health Men suffering from a drop in testosterone levels can bring their bodily functions back to normal after regularly using ashwagandha. This makes it a great addition to a PCT (post cycle therapy) supplement stack. Enhanced sperm count and sperm quality are noticed in infertile men. Men with healthy testosterone levels may only get a slight increase in total testosterone. This might not get you jacked up like a steroid cycle but increased energy levels and *** drive can be expected. 5) Other health benefits of Ashwagandha Increased HDL Cholesterol A fairly notable increment of 17.6% in HDL-Cholesterol has been noted with 60 days of Ashwagandha supplementation. Reduced LDL A slight reduction in LDL-Cholesterol is also observed. Reduced total cholesterol A significant reduction of 10% in total cholesterol is also noted. Reduced blood pressure A slight decrement in blood pressure (1.6% systolic and 5.6% diastolic) has been noted to occur alongside a reduction in pulse rate. Reduction in fatigue levels Individuals supplementing with ashwagandha have reported a decline in perception of fatigue Dosages You will find ashwagandha in powdered and tablet forms on the market. The powdered form makes it easier to meet the required clinical dosages and is also more cost-effective. Take 2gms twice a day after meals, preferably breakfast and dinner. Supplement regularly for at least two weeks before noting down any significant difference in your health. Yash Sharma is a former national level Football player, now a Strength Coach, Nutritionist and Natural Bodybuilder. He also runs a YouTube Channel Yash Sharma Fitness via which he aims to educate all the fitness enthusiasts to maximize their gains by methods that are backed by science and applicable easily. Connect with him on YouTube, YashSharmaFitness@gmail.com, Facebook and Instagram.
  10. [embed_video1 url=http://stream.jeem.tv/vod/227bb531ddf0c393c887e396761aa5b1.mp4/playlist.m3u8?wmsAuthSign=c2VydmVyX3RpbWU9MS8yOC8yMDE4IDc6MTA6MzQgUE0maGFzaF92YWx1ZT1DUlh0SEl6amlEcTlGdW9RQ2RSZmdnPT0mdmFsaWRtaW51dGVzPTYwJmlkPTE= style=center] KARACHI: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh AD Khawaja Sunday wrote a letter to intelligence agencies, seeking their help in arresting Rao Anwar in Naqeebullah killing case. On Saturday, the Chief Justice of Pakistan issued a three-day deadline to the Sindh Police to arrest suspended Malir SSP Rao Anwar in the Naqeebullah Mehsud murder case. More than 30 hours have passed but Anwar is yet to be arrested. At first, the Sindh IGP wrote letters to inspectors general of police (IGPs) of Punjab, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) for the arrest of the suspended police officer. 'Naqeebullah was picked up on Jan 3': Inquiry report submitted in SC Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar will hear suo motu case on Naqeeebulah's extrajudicial murder at Karachi Registry on Saturday (tomorrow) However, now the Sindh IGP has requested the intelligence agencies to provide technical and intelligence assistance for Anwar's arrest. The letter read that Anwar reached Islamabad through a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight in the morning on January 20 and that he attempted to flee to Dubai from Islamabad airport on January 23, but was barred by FIA Immigration officials. Cellular data confirms Anwar was present on site of 'encounter' An analysis of cellular data has confirmed suspended SSP Malir Rao Anwar was present at the scene of the ?police encounter? where Naqeebullah Mehsud was killed along with three other suspected terrorists. Copy of the letter written by IG Sindh AD Khawaja. A technical analysis of Call Detail Records (CDRs) of the cell numbers in use of Rao Anwar and his eight close associates shows that the police officials were present at the scene of the encounter, an investigative report on the incident revealed on Saturday. Among Anwar?s associates present at the scene were ASI Khair Muhammad, SI Muhammad Anar, ASI Gada Hussain, SI Amanullah Marwat, SI Shoaib, HC Faisal Mehmood, HC Mohsin Abbass and PC Raja Shamim, the report stated. Naqeebullah murder case Naqeebullah, a 27-year-old native of Waziristan, was among four suspected terrorists killed in an ?exchange of fire? with a police team led by the then-Malir SSP Rao Anwar on January 13 in Shah Latif Town, Karachi. Following claims of innocence from Naqeebullah's family, an inquiry committee was formed, after which Anwar and the raiding police party officials went into hiding. Anwar and his associates were also suspended by the government and an FIR was registered against them owing to their no-show and alleged involvement in the case. An inquiry committee, headed by Counter-Terrorism Department Additional IG Sanaullah Abbasi, submitted its report on the case to the Supreme Court on Friday, which stated that Naqeebullah was killed in a 'fake encounter' with the police. Army to bear educational expenses of Naqeebullah's son, says jirga leader 'Army will also bear the cost of Naqeebullah's under-construction house in Waziristan' According to the report, Naqeebullah was picked up from Sohrab Goth on January 3 along with two others. The two people picked up with him were let go after giving bribes, the report stated, adding that their statements have been recorded and made part of the investigation. Meanwhile, Inspector General of Police Sindh AD Khawaja constituted on Friday a new investigation committee in the Naqeebullah murder case. According to a notification, the new committee was formed under Additional IG Aftab Pathan. Other members of the committee include SSP Javed Riaz and SSP Adeel Chandio, whereas, Abid Qaimkhani has been appointed the investigation officer of the case. The notification further said that the committee will carry out an impartial investigation of the case and lead it to its logical conclusion. The Supreme Court, which has taken a suo motu notice of the case, has given the Sindh Police until Wednesday to nab Anwar.
  11. Who doesn't want to have more money in their bank accounts? Obviously, most of us do. But how do we do it? That is the ultimate question. So, now, if you happen to ask any businessman what is the most valuable thing they can do with their time, they generally have the same answer for you: work on the billable hours! Suppose you are a Chartered Accountant who bills Rs 3000 per hour for your consultancy service or more for a project varying as per the time taken. Pretty simple right? © Bold Beautiful Blissful U Now, let's suppose you are a senior business person who has just negotiated a contract worth millions. Here, the worth of the skill is higher so obviously the money you earn per hour would be pretty high. What we discussed above could be the two probable scenarios. Now, when people are asked what the second most valuable thing they can do with their time is, how would they react? Most of the time, businessmen tend to answer with a task that also generates money, but not at the same rate as their primary skill does. Here, in the case of the chartered accountant, he may work as a Budget Analyst for Rs 500 per hour. © YouTube/deepesh talreja This is the invisible mistake most people tend to make. “The second most valuable thing anyone can do with their time is to invest in marketing efforts that will generate more future billable hours related to their most valuable skill,” says Dr. Gunther Klaus, the famed management speaker. Here as a CA, you should not do Budget Analyses; instead he or she should be engaged in marketing efforts like building a social media presence in their area of expertise, going to networking events, or reaching out to current clients for referrals--anything that will help generate more high-end billable hours in the future. Dr, Gunther says if one constantly applied this idea - of only doing your most valuable work and then spending time creating more of your most valuable work - one can for sure increase their chances of doubling their income in a few years. This activity may cost you some money but the return in terms of increased billable hours in the future would be a profitable deal. © Roost Real Estate Co This strategy has quite a resemblance to what Dan Sullivan of the Strategic Coach has to say on how you need to spend most of your time doing the things you are best at and enjoy doing that you can also make money doing. He stresses the critical importance of creating "focus days," where time is spent primarily on those things that you do best and make money doing. In his blog, Dan talks about "buffer days (preparation days)," which is the time you spend after you have completed your focus days (centered on money-making activities). His suggestion is that you should be spending your buffer days marketing yourself in a way that generates more of the high-value hours you'll spend your focus days working on. Then he also mentions free days that you spend entirely away and disconnected from the business and are for rejuvenation. © AZ Quotes That's it. Now, it is up to you to think about this piece of advice and implement this strategy or not.
  12. File photo For cancer survivors, three seasons of home vegetable gardening may increase physical activity, fruits and vegetables in the diet and also enhance feelings of self-worth, researchers say. Possibly as a result of these healthy behaviors, gardeners in the small study also tended to gain less weight around their waists compared to their counterparts on a waiting list for the gardening intervention, the study team reports. It?s estimated there are more than 15 million cancer survivors in the US, over two thirds of whom are over age 60, they note in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. ?For cancer survivors, especially those who are older, we look for lifestyle changes that can help them get healthier but are also holistic and have meaning,? said lead author Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, chair of nutrition sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham?s Comprehensive Cancer Center. ?We can send people to the gym, but that isn?t meaningful, and we can counsel them to eat better, but we want it to be more rewarding, and we want it to be long-term,? Demark-Wahnefried told Reuters Health in a telephone interview. ?With gardening, we?ve hit the ball out of the ballpark.? Demark-Wahnefried and her colleagues did a pilot study with 42 cancer survivors, randomly assigning half to participate in a year-long gardening program with cooperative extension master gardeners and the other half to be put on a waiting list for the gardening program. All the participants were age 60 or older, lived in Alabama and had been diagnosed with early and mid-stage cancers that have high survival rates - such as localized bladder, breast, prostate or thyroid cancers. For the participants in the gardening group, the master gardeners brought raised growing beds as well as plants, seeds and other gardening supplies to each person?s home and helped them establish three seasonal vegetable gardens over the course of the experiment. Before and after the year-long study period, researchers assessed the participants? diets, performed strength and balance tests, as well as blood tests for markers of stress and overall health. They also administered a series of questions to gauge stress levels, quality of life and mental state. At the end of the experiment, researchers found that the gardeners were eating, on average, one more fruit or vegetable serving per day than the waitlist participants. Gardeners had also gained, on average, just 2.3 centimeters (0.91 inch) around their waists, versus nearly 8 cm (3.15 inches) in the waitlist group. Blood results showed some lower markers of stress in the gardening group, and while gardeners reported an increased feeling of ?worth,? the waitlist participants had a decline in this category. Among participants in the gardening group, 91 percent stuck with the program through the one-year follow-up, 70 percent said their experience was ?excellent? and 85 percent said they ?would do it again.? ?With more people with cancer surviving and living longer, we need these programs,? Demark-Wahnefried said. ?In this and previous studies, we?ve seen people are not only getting their physical functioning back, but it has an impact on quality of life.? One limitation of the study is the small size. Physical activity improvements, for example, can be difficult to measure in small numbers, especially with an activity such as gardening that has different intensities, said Miriam Morey of Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina, who wasn?t involved in the study. ?Some people may spend all day in the garden, but how intense is it? How much exercise is it?? Morey said by phone. ?That?s one area where tracking and new technology will enable us to do a better job with research.? Other programs exploring the benefits of gardening for cancer survivors include the Garden of Hope, a three-acre farm hosted by The Ohio State University College of Medicine for cancer survivors and caregivers to harvest vegetables grown seasonally by staff and student interns. Last year, 400 cancer survivors visited the farm, which is on the university?s Columbus campus, and participated in studies. ?Nutrition interns walk around with them in the field, and agriculture folks show them how to harvest and keep plants thriving,? said Colleen Spees, who leads the Garden of Hope program but wasn?t involved in the current study. ?In the chaos of cancer, people often feel like they control nothing,? Spees told Reuters Health by phone. ?When you give them a new skill set, it gives them control over their destiny and a place and space to help them on this journey.?
  13. Researchers Neil Gandal, JT Hamrick, Tyler Moore, and Tali Oberman have written a fascinating paper on Bitcoin price manipulation. Entitled “Price Manipulation in the Bitcoin Ecosystem” and appearing in the recent issue of the Journal of Monetary Economics, the paper describes to what degree the Bitcoin ecosystem is controlled by bad actors. The authors report that most instances of price manipulation were possible simply because cryptocurrency markets were 'very thin' — meaning they had few buyers and sellers. The authors explain that despite the huge increase in capitalization these markets experienced, they remain very thin. Since the period of the study (2013), the number of cryptocurrencies increased from 80 up to 843 today, and the majority of markets remain thin and “subject to price manipulations”. © Twitter/ExQuanto Researchers examined Mt. Gox transactions over a ten-month period from February to November 2013, and found that approximately 600,000 bitcoins, valued at $188 million, were “acquired by agents who likely did not pay for the bitcoins.” The team found that a single account named “Markus,” which was missing location data, seemingly never paid transaction fees and paid random prices for the bitcoins. "Markus likely did not pay for the bitcoins he acquired; rather, his account was fraudulently credited with claimed bitcoins that almost certainly were not backed by real coins,” the researchers wrote. The Markus account bought a total of 335,898 bitcoins, worth $76 million, over the course of 225 days. It gets weirder. Another 49 accounts that were also missing important data, grouped by the researchers under the name “Willy Bot” for their habit of purchasing exactly $2.5 million in bitcoins before stopping, bought 268,132 bitcoins over the course of 65 days. © YouTube In other words, what he did is create an economic bubble, artificially inflating the cost of a certain commodity and turning a huge profit by selling it. Eventually, the prices soar too high for anyone to want to buy — and the ones who purchased it last have to foot the bill and, effectively, pay for the profits of those before them. The whole market became a pyramid scheme. In other words, it's important to keep in mind that the largely unregulated world of cryptocurrencies is potentially vulnerable to market manipulation. If someone wants to pump and dump, well, they probably can. While decentralization is supposed to replace regulation it's clear that there is still a way to go before it can be truly taken seriously. “As mainstream finance invests in cryptocurrency assets and as countries take steps toward legalizing bitcoin as a payment system (as Japan did in April 2017), it is important to understand how susceptible cryptocurrency markets are to manipulation. Our study provides the first examination,” write the researchers. Source: Journal of Monetary Economics
  14. KASUR: Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif visited Kasur on Wednesday to review the progress of the seven-year-old Zainab?s murder and rape case. While speaking to the media, Shehbaz urged the people in Kasur, especially those residing near Zainab?s house, to cooperate with the Joint Investigation Team and come forward with any information they might have. ?Please come forward and help the team,? he said assuring the people that they will be provided security and that their names will remain confidential. ?You will be provided security, you should not fear anyone,? he remarked. On the progress of the case, Shehbaz said that there have been some developments. The scientific pieces of evidence have helped the case move forward, he added. He shared that some evidence has revealed that there might be a possibility of an accomplice as well. ?We have not left any stones unturned. Comprehensive efforts are being taken by police, intelligence and law enforcing agencies in this regard.? He further said that suspects will be arrested but I can?t give a timeframe. ?The criminal will be arrested and taken to task as per law.? He shared that he is personally monitoring the situation and asked the people to refrain from speculating on the matter. ?Our efforts will bear fruits.? When asked about the Pakistan Awami Tehreek protest on Lahore?s Mall Road, he said: ?everyone will be held accountable.?
  15. “So how long did you stick to your New Year resolution?” is a common question we hear during this time of the year and it hurts, doesn't it? Most people have given up on making them altogether. The rest don't stick with them for too long because they've been led to believe that failure is inevitable. This is unfortunate because the idea of a New Year's resolution, albeit shrouded in pessimism, is a positive one wherein we recognize the need for self-improvement. Instead, the fault lies in our approach and the solution lies in Kaizen. Kaizen, which is Japanese for “change for better”. © Thinkstock/Getty Images What Is Kaizen? Kaizen is a Japanese business philosophy that promotes “continual improvement” as the mindset to achieve long-term goals. It is accurately captured in the following saying by Lao Tzu, “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” It encourages the practitioner to take small steps in the right direction every day, regardless of the magnitude of the task at hand. Taking small, slow steps may sound like an impractical, lazy or wasteful method but how many times have you paid for a gym membership, only to abandon it in a couple of weeks? A gym membership is a huge commitment – a big step – and gym owners are not even thankful when they receive your unwise charitable donation. Instead, Kaizen advocates that you start going for a 10-minute brisk walk every day for a couple of weeks and then start gradually adding a portion of salad to your meals and then, once you've trained your brain to be a bit more disciplined, you purchase the gym membership. This gradual build-up to a steady program is the exact opposite of the usual pattern. © Thinkstock/Getty Images Getting Better At Getting Better Clearly, this is not the way to build a six pack in six days because the essence of Kaizen is that setting goals like “six pack in six days” is a bad idea. Kaizen is more of a mindset, less of a productivity tool. It's not result-based, it's process-based. For example, it will not help if you just hit deadlines. Trust me, I've tried and the MensXP editor wasn't very happy about it! Nevertheless, it can be used to review the process of working towards hitting a deadline so that next time, I can make a small positive change to my writing process and improve. When practicing Kaizen, it's never about the final result because there's always room for improvement regardless of success or failure. Kaizen is a journey, not a destination. In fact, Kaizen advocates for continuously upgrading your destination as you get better. Why Does It Work? Based on evolution, we have three brains although Bollywood makes a strong case for us having none. These are the cortex, the mammalian brain and the reptilian brain. The cortex is the part that makes humans unique – civilization, music, creativity, all reside in the cortex. The mammalian mid-brain has the amygdala which controls the fight-or-flight response. When faced with an imminent threat, the body is prepared to act reflexively which leads the thinking part – the cortex – to slow down or shut down altogether since the ability to do calculus is not a priority when being chased by a tiger! The problem is that the amygdala gets activated whenever we deviate from routine. For the amygdala, safety comes first even when I'm sitting comfortably in my chair, imagining about taking over the world or any other obscenely big step. © Pexels Fear is the immediate response to anything new and it's a normal part of our lives. Yes, it's normal, embrace it. When we decide to take a big step, the amygdala comes into play, thus restricting access to our cortex. Small steps are a way to bypass the amygdala so that one can harness the complete powers of their cortex. Thus, Kaizen encourages taking steps that are so small that they're painless to follow through. This changes the focus from the staggering task at hand (say, learning how to play the guitar) to just being a little better than your previous self (“Let's learn how to play the first 4 notes of the DDLJ tune.”). The Toyota Way A classic example of Kaizen in action is The Toyota Production System. Any worker in Toyota's manufacturing units can stop the assembly line to fix a minor defect. This goes against the conventional idea of mass manufacturing which translates to, “never stop the line, we'll fix errors at the end of the line”. Taiichi Ohno, a manager influenced by the idea of “small, continual improvement”, noticed that fixing errors at the end was a time-consuming, expensive process. He trained his workers in Kaizen. They were trained to identify small problems and carry out small actions that could fix the problem then and there. As a result, contrary to conventional manufacturing and management wisdom, Toyota's production soared. © Reuters They took it one step further when they opened up the suggestions box to everyone. While doing their job, anyone who took the effort to ask small questions, like “What if there's an Excel function that does exactly what I'm doing by hand?”, could put in suggestions for the upper management to review. The good ones were rewarded appropriately. This practice gave every worker the incentive to find Kaizen opportunities at every stage of the production pipeline and it worked. Today, Toyota prides itself on being a reliable, good quality, affordable brand and they consider Kaizen to be instrumental in their success. You Can Do It It's important to note that Kaizen and innovation (a radical change, by definition, i.e. a big step) are not mutually exclusive. The emphasis is on continual improvement and more often than not, it's easier to make a miniscule change than it is to innovate. Even right now, imagine you're asked to innovate, and then imagine that you're asked to make the smallest improvement in your routine. Irrespective of the actual work, doesn't the latter have a soothing effect on your brain unlike the former that feels like a tough, elaborate 'Roadies' task? Kaizen is all about ease of adoption. It'll guide you to move at a slower, relaxed pace to achieve lasting change. In his book 'One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way', Dr. Robert Maurer says, “If you hit a wall of resistance, try scaling back the size of your steps. (...) The essence of Kaizen is an optimistic belief in our potential for continuous improvement.” © Thinkstock/Getty Images Conclusion There's the age-old debate between hard work and talent. Talent is inherent skill (like being good at guessing the meanings of words from the context in which they're used) and hard work requires rigor (like completing a book with several tough words in it). For the bigger goals in life, talent tends to fall short and hard work needs to be done over a long period of time, the results of which come even later. Hard work always trumps talent but people rely on the latter because performing consistent hard work for weeks without seeing the desired results is a scary proposition. The process is plagued with questions like, “What if I never make it? Should I have listened to my parents and stuck to a regular job?” In such dire circumstances, the Kaizen philosophy is like a friendly pat on the back telling you, “There's always light at the end of the tunnel. Eventually, these small improvements will add up. They surely will! Don't be intimidated by the horizon, just look down and put one foot in front of the other. You can do it.” References: “One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way” by Robert Maurer, PhD
  16. They say, "Nothing beats a crisp white shirt". Now, as you know, we don't agree with a lot of things people say, but this one stands out on its own right. It's true. A white shirt is one of the biggest classics when it comes to fashion. The fact that it is one of the safest choices, makes it incredibly versatile as well. Don't know the dress code and don't want to risk it? Wear a white shirt! This iconic piece of garment is a favourite when it comes to important meetings (like interviews!), and with good reason. Here, we have compiled a list of ten incredibly stylish white shirts that your wardrobe will thank you for. 1. Koovs Satin Muscle Fit Shirt With Metallic Buttons This shirt will fit you like a dream. Made from a cotton-lycra blend, this shirt has a spread collar and short hem, along with super sleek and understated metallic buttons. Price: INR 1499/- © Koovs Buy it here 2. Ajio Slim Fit Striped Shirt with Speckled Effect Featuring a striped pattern blended with a speckled effect, this cotton shirt with a patch pocket is the epitome of uber-cool fashion. We love the texture! Price: INR 1699/- © Ajio Buy it here 3. GlobalRang White Striped Casual Shirt For Men Crafted from a super comfortable linen fabric, this shirt will not only fit you well, it will also make you look slim and trim, courtesy the vertical stripes. Price: INR 599/- © Amazon Buy it here 4. Varkala Shirt - White Long sleeves and a round neckline make this shirt an unwavering classic, while the slightest hint of a check lining on the shoulders gives it the edge. Price: INR 3600/- © Nicobar Buy it here 5. The Classy Observer Cotton Shirt This sharp cut formal shirt, made using premium fabric will ensure optimum effect during office hours and even after you are out of the office. The minimal black detail is to die for. Price: INR 1599/- © Mr. Button Buy it here 6. The Classic Supima White Shirt This Classic white shirt is crafted with the finest 100% Supima cotton. This relaxed fit, styled with a tucked-in look teamed with black pants, make for a perfect formal attire. Price: INR 1399/- © PostFold Buy it here 7. Blue Seal Elegant. Sharp. Contemporary. Here's a print shirt that will work very well as a business shirt as well as an evening dress shirt. Price: INR 3890/- © Andamen Buy it here 8. Arrow Collar Shirt Tailored in regular fit using Oxford fabric for unmatched comfort, this white shirt has contrasting black buttons that will give you a dapper formal look. Price: INR 2000/- © Bhane Buy it here 9. John Players Men's Printed Casual Light Blue, White Shirt This shirt has a playful but understated appeal because of the light blue print on the white base. Feeling a little adventurous? Go for it! Price: INR 1039/- © Flipkart Buy it here 10. Flying Machine Striped Slim Fit Shirt Cut from light cotton in the brand's slim fit, this shirt is a knockout, with a forward-point collar and long sleeves with barrel cuffs. Price: INR 1080/- © Nnnow Buy it here
  17. Chinese Foreign Ministry?s spokesperson Lu Kang. Photo: Chinese media BEIJING: Chinese Foreign Ministry?s spokesperson Lu Kang on Monday said the Indian army chief's negative remarks about China and the Donglong border area were against the consensus reached between the two countries. ?Unconstructive remarks by the senior Indian official not only go against the consensus reached between the two heads of state, they also do not conform to the efforts made by the two sides to improve and develop bilateral relations,? spokesperson Lu Kang said during his regular press briefing. According to the Indian media, on January 12, Indian army chief General Bipin Rawat said at a press conference that China is a powerful country, but India is not a weak nation, and that India should shift its military focus to the northern border. He had said that the Dong Lang area doesn't belong to India and that Indian soldiers did cross into foreign territory during the standoff. Kang said that the Indian army chief's remarks will not help to preserve the peace and stability of the border areas. He asked the Indian military to learn lessons, abide by the historical conventions between the two countries, and earnestly uphold peace and stability of the border area, in addition to creating a sound atmosphere for the positive development of bilateral relations between the two countries. Lu Kang remarked that China-India relations had witnessed some twists and turns in the past one year and said in the BRICS leaders? summit meeting in last September, the two heads of state had reached some important consensus to properly handle the differences and promote bilateral relations back to the track of sound and steady development. Recently, the two sides had enhanced dialogue and consultations and the bilateral relations had shown sound momentum of improvement and development, he added. Terming China and India as important neighbours, he observed that both the countries were at the critical stage of national development and rejuvenation. ?The two countries should enhance strategic communication, eliminate strategic doubts and conduct strategic cooperation,? he added. Kang urged the Indian side to follow the important consensus reached between the leaders of the two countries and do more things to preserve peace and stability on the border areas and refrain from doing things that may complicate the situation. He also called upon India to constructively handle the relevant affairs and promote sound and steady development of the bilateral relations. ?This is in common interest of the whole region and also serves the interest of Indian side," said Lu Kang. The spokesperson also pointed out that the remarks of the Indian army chief once again showed that the illegal trespass of the Indian border troops was clear-cut in nature. He, however, made it clear that the Donglong area belongs to China and Sikkim section of the China-India boundary had been delaminated by a historical convention. ?Donglong is China?s territory and China will continue to exercise its sovereignty rights in Donglong area in accordance with historical conventions and steadfastly uphold its territorial sovereignty,? he added. ?As I said just now, we hope India can learn from it and avoid the recurrence of some incidents that took place last year,? he added. He said the relations between the two sides had also shown signs of improvement in overall development for some time. ?I believe everybody can feel that against this background, the remark made by the top Indian military official is inconsistent with the spirit of the important consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries and the current efforts of both China and India to improve the general trend of the relations between the two parties and the promotion of strategic cooperation is also incompatible,? he added. ?We believe such remarks are not conducive to the joint efforts of the two countries to maintain peace and stability across the border and to India itself,? he concluded.
  18. 2018 wasn't exactly off to a good start for UIDAI. With 'The Tribune' exposing a major security breach in the protection of our Aadhaar details followed by an FIR by UIDAI against the newspaper, the authority was in the news for all the wrong reasons, attracting major backlash from across the country. While UIDAI dismissed The Tribune story as a case of misreporting, they still had a lot to answer for. Tribune's Story “Rs 500, 10 minutes, and you have access to billion Aadhaar details” is a case of misreporting. No biometric data breach @thetribunechd @rsprasad @ceo_uidai @timesofindia @firstpost @IndiaToday @ZeeNews — Aadhaar (@UIDAI) January 4, 2018 And now, they have started working towards pacifying the citizens with a new feature. In addition to the fingerprint and the iris scan, UIDAI has now introduced face recognition as a new method of Aadhaar authentication. Dr Ajay Bhushan Pandey, CEO-UIDAI took to Twitter to make the announcement. @UIDAI introduces yet another landmark technology for authentication - Face Authentication. #AadhaarFaceAuth will help all elderly or others facing issues with fingerprint authentication. Service to be launched by 1 July 2018. — CEO UIDAI (@ceo_uidai) January 15, 2018 This new feature which will be launched by July 1, 2018, has been developed mainly to help the elderly and others who are facing issues with fingerprint and iris scan. While the motive behind this step sounds excellent, everyone is now concerned about its successful implementation. And Twitter has a lot to ask and say on this (as always). 1. The Most Important Question. What if you happen to have an evil twin? — Derick Thomas (@derick_thomas) January 15, 2018 2. This Man Is Not At All Happy. Body odor, voice and lips too biometric. Please collect them too. — Raghuraman L.N. (@raghuynt) January 15, 2018 3. They Definitely Should Take This Into Consideration. Aadhar to introduce Face Authentication feature. It could create problems though...!! pic.twitter.com/6IkYBamlEI — LolmLol (@LOLiyapa) January 15, 2018 4. 'Dadang' At UIDAI HQ - "Sir, Aadhaar hasn't been doing too well." "Ok. Let's try Phase 2." "Face too? Okay sir." ⬠DADANG ⬠Aadhaar to support Face Authentication.#SelfThoo — Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) January 15, 2018 5. Can't Wait For This To Happen. UIDAI: "Guys, guys. Listen. Guys. Your Aadhaar details are more secure with face recognition." Sajid Khan [holding Farah's aadhaar in hand] "Kya mazaak hai yeh" — Akshar (@AksharPathak) January 15, 2018 6. LOL Roger Federer will also get an Aadhar card now. Thank you Arbaaz bhai! — H. (@ThatLocalGuy) January 15, 2018 7. Is That You Tim? First, fingerprint. Now, Face Authentication. Have started strongly suspecting that the real person behind Aadhaar is Tim Cook. — Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) January 15, 2018 8. Once Again Aadhaar Face Authentication Really?? Have you really thought it out @UIDAI ? ð pic.twitter.com/nyFTJLZI48 — Rosy (@rose_k01) January 15, 2018 9. Ummm…. Waiting for iPhone X users to scream 'privacy of individual is in danger' with face authentication option in Aadhar mechanism. — Vivek Shukla (@tweetfromVivek) January 15, 2018 10. Do You Recognize Yourself In Your Aadhaar Card Photo? *sigh* they just allowed Face authentication too ð¬ Don't know how well it will work with the kind of photos they took. — शिशिर (@sheksis) January 15, 2018 And just when we thought it'll all calm down, we came across this parody account of UIDAI and whoever runs this account has got no chill. Have a look at the hilarious tweets: Dhiraj, If face authentication fails, we will collect DNA, we will deactivate your aadhaar till you voluntarily give DNA and pay us a meager 5000 rupees DNA extraction fees. Jai Hind. — Aadhaar Chand (@uvidai) January 15, 2018 Thanks Sushovan, we will go for DNA extraction once face authentication fails, there is no plan to do genital authentication as it will be obscene. Jai Hind.@narendramodi @arunjaitley @rsprasad — Aadhaar Chand (@uvidai) January 15, 2018 Sushovan, do not get too excited, we already know face authentication will not work, which will pave the way to DNA authentication, which will always work. Jai Hind. — Aadhaar Chand (@uvidai) January 15, 2018 While all these reactions are hilarious, we really do hope this new step is indeed implemented successfully.
  19. It?s time to empower your children to be brave and safe. Talk now to help prevent child abuse. The brutal rape and murder of seven-year-old Zainab in Kasur is not a one-off incident. Child sexual abuse statistics paint a grim picture of our society ? as many as 11 cases of child sexual abuse are reported from across Pakistan every day, according to data collected by non-governmental organisation Sahil. Children are most vulnerable, least powerful, and least likely to be able to protect themselves from abusers. Child abusers often know how to emotionally manipulate their intended victims, gaining their trust well in advance of the actual abuse. [embed_video1 url=http://stream.jeem.tv/vod/252b49939a1fb8bd6dd5696e5897db10.mp4/playlist.m3u8?wmsAuthSign=c2VydmVyX3RpbWU9MS8xMi8yMDE4IDk6MzE6MDQgQU0maGFzaF92YWx1ZT1iYi9OcjNYVzVHSVdsRG5ycVFwS2F3PT0mdmFsaWRtaW51dGVzPTYwJmlkPTE= style=center] Here are some simple, every day actions that you can take as parents to help prevent child abuse: --Accompany your children outdoors, or ask a trusted member of the family to accompany your children in case you cannot. --Keep an eye out for your children, monitor their whereabouts. --If you have a caretaker/domestic help at home, don?t leave your children alone with them. Submit details of the caretaker/housemaid to your nearest police station as a precaution. --Designate a place for the children to play in. Make sure a parent/guardian of at least one of the children is present at the venue and keeping a watchful eye. Also, set a particular play time for the children. If they want to play for longer, make sure a trusted individual is present with them. Photo taken from Tabeer, a not for profit organisation with a mission to create awareness on health and social issues in the community, to the literate, semiliterate and the illiterate individuals alike and through conventional, unconventional and innovative means. --Don?t allow your children to enter strangers? houses, including neighbours you don?t know. --Don?t allow strangers inside your house/area/locale. --Don?t send your children to the shops/markets alone. --Talk to your children about abuse. Teach them about the good touch and the bad touch. --Tell your children to report any inappropriate touch to you immediately. --Tell your children to shout and say ?Don?t touch me!? if they feel uncomfortable with any touch. According to the latest numbers released by Sahil, an organisation that works on child protection with a special focus on sexual abuse, a total of 1,764 cases of child abuse were reported from across the country in the first six months of 2017 alone. Of all cases, 15 percent of the crimes were committed at the victim's own place, while 12 percent were said to have taken place at an acquaintance?s place. Also read: Child *** abuse statistics in Pakistan Statistics from another social awareness organisation Aahung show that as many as 47 per cent of child sexual abuse incidents are perpetrated by the relatives of the child. Around 43 per cent of the perpetrators are acquaintances of the child, while only seven per cent are strangers. It?s time to empower your children to be brave and safe. Talk now.
  20. Believe us or not, but Paris is the uncontested ruler when it comes to being the most romantic city in the world. Paris is responsible for giving birth to some of the most beautiful love stories. Paris was also the place where Kangana Ranaut wanted to go and visit the Eiffel Tower with Rajkummar Rao for her honeymoon in the movie 'Queen'. While, Ranaut had to go on her honeymoon alone and did not get to fulfil her love story, a certain Juliana Corrales got her own romantic moment at the Eiffel Tower, but with a complete stranger. via GIPHY Juliana, an 18-year-old from California, who was on a school trip to Paris, reportedly made a pact with herself that she will enjoy a kiss on top of the Eiffel Tower and she did exactly that by kissing a complete stranger. Apparently, on the last day of her trip, Juliana's friends helped her find the guy who will agree to this task. Honestly, it is stories like these that make us burn with jealousy, because forget the kiss, most of us might get thrashed for merely approaching them. Although Juliana got her romantic moment, her love story reached a dead-end because she did not get his number. via GIPHY Had this been a Bollywood movie, the girl would have possibly gone and waited at the same spot for YEARS and the camera would have zoomed in and out within seconds and then show her as an old woman. But, this is the real world and thanks to social media, tracking has become faster than expected. On days, when Twitter is not busy cracking jokes or making memes, it utilizes its time to help track down people. She took to her Twitter fam for help and wrote, “Kissed this great guy on the top of the Eiffel Tower, biggest regret is that I didn't get his number, Twitter can ya help a girl out?” © Twitter Juliana Corrales Soon Twitter flooded her with messages asking for the back story and she obliged. I need the backstory of this. pic.twitter.com/iZYl4DfQtf — Jules. (@spycharmed) January 9, 2018 © Twitter Juliana Corrales © Twitter Juliana Corrales © Twitter Juliana Corrales © Twitter Juliana Corrales But the real star, however, turned out to be the boy's super cool mum, who urged her son, whose name is Gavin, to kiss Juliana again. Oh god, if this does not count as parenting goals, we wonder what does? © Twitter Juliana Corrales Well, soon enough Twitter tapped into its inner Sherlock and did manage to track down Gavin for her. He went to the Eiffel Tower with his mother. His MOTHER!! Girl marry him. Good luck girl. L. I'm in California but I'll ship him to you if I see him. ðâ¤ï¸ — Dee is finally seeing Harry ð­ (@Unreliable_liar) January 9, 2018 God I hope this girl find this boy, (Even though I'm jealous cause he's so freaking handsome lol) but God seriously, help this girl to find him, amen. pic.twitter.com/OXDj4ay0rM — Miranda (@astrithMJ) January 9, 2018 IM LITERALLY LOOKING ON EVERY SOCIAL MEDIA — stevie nicks sit on my face (@signsofthehs) January 9, 2018 What day was this taken? You could find him by checking the posts on Instagram with the location tagged as the Eiffel Tower — Maha (@hometomaha) January 9, 2018 after an extensive Facebook search there was literally 6 Gavin's in Paris during this time frame and none of them are the boy in the vid ð­ — ã¤ã¤678-999-8212 (@BelieveAcoustic) January 9, 2018 sis this is his mums insta and his is gav_gavv!! pic.twitter.com/p1fjyK0Yi8 — mia (@runnfromIove) January 9, 2018 THIS IS HIM HE USE TO BE MY NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR LET YOUR LOVE THRIVE pic.twitter.com/zgyhHmINl1 — Pocahontas (@sopapilla101) January 9, 2018 Can we say that Twitter is possibly the best thing that could have ever happened to us? And probably the best detective in the whole f**king world. And we guess this person agrees with us. this thread is wild. like, I truly believe that the inspectors in this thread could collectively find & cure cancer within 24 hours if someone made a post asking for a cure. ð Y'all wasting y'all investigative talents. — ð¸ð¾ (@HairWeave) January 9, 2018 But, Twitter was in a state of shock when it realized that our hero Gavin might already be taken. when I saw he has a girlfriend pic.twitter.com/QMcHfyldig — tanjil (@tanjilnewkirk) January 9, 2018 Y'all he has a Girlfriend... Men ain't shit once again. pic.twitter.com/S1npdUlY0m — Jules. (@spycharmed) January 9, 2018 However, Juliana was so touched by Twitter's gesture that she thanked them for helping her out and remained unfazed by the fact that he might have a girlfriend. © Twitter Juliana Corrales © Twitter Juliana Corrales Source: The Sun
  21. When people want bigger arms, they generally focus on their biceps only. That's because biceps are the most shown off muscle on the planet! But this is exactly where you are wrong. To have huge guns, you need to concentrate more on your triceps than biceps. If you don't know this already, let me tell you that around 66% of your arm is made up of triceps and the rest is biceps. As the name itself suggests, there are three muscle heads in the tricep muscle group unlike two in biceps muscle group. Today, I am going to tell you exercises which will help you get bigger and thicker triceps. The Anatomy Of Triceps Since there are three heads of the tricep muscle group, it is important that we include an exercise for every head. The three heads in the triceps are the lateral head (that makes the horseshoe shape), the medial head and the long head. While extending the elbow and straightening the arm is done primarily by the lateral and medial head, the long head is responsible for adduction along with the lats (back muscles). Now, there are various exercises that can be done to isolate the triceps but I'll tell you the 5 most effective in this article. 1) Close Grip Bench Press © YouTube This exercise is performed on a normal bench press. The movement is identical to a bench press with the only difference being the grip with which the barbell is grabbed. While in a bench press, the grip is more than shoulder width apart and the grip of arm is very close. The distance between the hands will be the distance that equals a little more than both thumbs placed together on the bar. 2) Skull Crusher © YouTube This exercise is done on an isolated flat bench. Though you can use the normal barbell, ideally, the EZ Bar is recommended because of better impact on the lateral head of the triceps. The starting position of the exercise is when your arms are perpendicular to the floor. Slowly lower the barbell towards your head till it reaches just above your face and then push it back to where you started. You can perform heavy sets as well as drop sets in this exercise. 3) Pulley Pushdown © YouTube I am sure that this exercise must already be a part of your exercise regime, if not; you've missed the Universal Exercise of triceps. Drop sets, heavy sets, partial sets, eccentric sets you name it, every form of workout can be done on the pulley machine to work your triceps. The best part is that you don't even need a spotter for it. Since the pulley and knob is in front of you, you can adjust the weights by yourself accordingly. The variation for this exercise includes various other grips like the V-Bar, reverse grip, Rope Grip etc. 4) Overhead Extension © YouTube This exercise can be performed either with help of a dumbbell or using a rope in a high pulley. This exercise concentrates more on the long head, which I've seen is generally weak in a lot of people. Since folks only concentrate on pulley down, the long head of the triceps is hardly trained. A variation of this exercise includes using both hands and single hand to lift the rope or dumbbell. 5) Bench Dips © YouTube This is one of my favorite exercises as you don't even need gym equipment to perform this exercise. All you need is two benches which are almost of the same height. Place your hands on one bench and legs on the other. Now slowly lower yourself till your arms make a 90 degree angle. This is also one of the most effective exercises for triceps. You can also add weights to your lap to increase the difficulty level. Anuj Tyagi is a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Sports Nutritionist and Therapeutic Exercise Specialist From American Council on Exercise (ACE) . He is the Founder of the website where he provides online Training. Though a Chartered Accountant by education, he has been closely associated with Fitness Industry since 2006. His motto is to transform people Naturally and he believes that the secret formula for Fitness is Consistency and commitment towards your Training and Nutrition. You can connect with him through Facebook and Youtube.
  22. A woman walks past a TV broadcasting a news report on a high-level talks between the two Koreas at the truce village of Panmunjom, in Seoul, South Korea, January 9, 2018. Photo: REUTERS 1 SEOUL: North and South Korea kicked off their first formal talks in more than two years on Tuesday, with both sides expressing optimism ahead of discussions on how the North?s athletes can attend the Winter Olympics in the South despite tensions. Regardless of its narrow, primarily sporting agenda, the meeting is being closely watched by world leaders eager for any sign of a reduction in tensions on the Korean peninsula amid rising fears over North Korea?s development of nuclear weapons and defiance of United Nations Security Council resolutions. ?We came to this meeting today with the thought of giving our brethren, who have high hopes for this dialogue, invaluable results as the first present of the year...,? said head of North Korea?s delegation Ri Son Gwon. North Korea entered the talks with a ?serious and sincere stance?, said Ri, chairman of the North?s Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland. His counterpart, South Korea?s Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, also expressed optimism. ?Our talks began after North and South Korea were severed for a long time, but I believe the first step is half the trip,? said Cho. ?It would be good for us to make that ?good present? you mentioned earlier.? The two sides are discussing North Korea?s participation in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and the Paralympics as well as the improvement of inter-Korean relations. Cho has said his delegation is also preparing to discuss resuming reunions of family members separated by the Korean War, which ended in a ceasefire and technically left the two Koreas still at war. Some South Korean officials are hoping the two Koreas may even march under a single flag at the Winter Games, which would be the first time in more than a decade that the two Koreas united under one flag at a sporting event opening. Pointing to his briefcase before departing for the border, Cho smiled and said, ?I have a bit of luggage,? adding, ?Everything feels slightly new as we have not had talks in a while?. Just before the delegation drove into the demilitarised zone some 20 South Koreans were seen waving a banner reading: ?We wish the success of the high-ranking inter-Korean talks?. One man was spotted waving a flag with a unified Korean peninsula. Five senior officials from each side met at the three-storey Peace House on the South Korean side of the Panmunjom truce village from 10AM. The North Korean delegation walked over the border inside the joint security area (JSA) to the Peace House around 0030 GMT, a Unification Ministry official told reporters. Cameras and microphones are usually placed in the room to ensure that officials from both sides can monitor the talks. The United States, which has 28,500 troops stationed in South Korea as a legacy of the 1950-1953 Korean War, initially responded coolly to the idea of inter-Korean meetings. ?A GOOD THING? The State Department had said Pyongyang ?might be trying to drive a wedge? between Washington and Seoul and weaken a US-led campaign to force North Korea to give up its development of nuclear-tipped missiles capable of hitting the United States. US President Donald Trump spent much of the past year deriding negotiations as useless and lobbing insults at North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but recently Trump called the new talks ?a good thing? and said they had been prompted by his ?firm, strong? stance. Trump has said he would like to see talks go beyond the Olympics and added: ?At the appropriate time, we?ll get involved.? A spokeswoman for the US State Department, Katina Adams, did not respond directly when asked about suggestions from some South Korean officials that the two Koreas could march under a single flag at the Olympic opening ceremony and even compete as a single nation in some events, but said: ?We are in close contact with the Republic of Korea about our unified response to North Korea, including the need to maintain pressure to achieve a denuclearised Korean Peninsula. ?Diplomatic options remain viable and open and the United States remains committed to finding a peaceful path to denuclearising the Korean Peninsula.? At the same time, Adams said Washington remained ?clear-eyed about (North Korea?s) track record when it comes to negotiations? and added: ?Time will tell if this is a genuine gesture.?
  23. If you have been following MensXP Health then you must have read articles about the benefits of cable workouts. Of course, continuous tension is the key benefit of any cable workout. In this piece, I will break down a different element of cable assisted workouts and that is 'Angle Variations'. To explain it best, we will look at pectoral development using cable assisted exercises. We will pick a chest workout to explain this element and also how can you target different parts of the chest using a single cable pulley machine. A Bit About The Pectoral Muscle (Chest Muscle) © YouTube The chest muscle is broadly categorized into 2 parts, the pectoralis (pec) major and the pectoralis minor. The pec major is further divided into the upper pec and the lower pec. For overall chest development, it is important to train the chest muscle at different angles to achieve optimum development. Cable Pulley Machine And Pectorals Categorized under an isolation exercise, the pulley machine is a great tool to train your chest muscles. However, by changing the pulley height, we can precisely target the different parts of your chest. 1) Low Cable Pulley Crossover Fly for Upper Pec Major The low cable pulley fly targets your upper pec major, also known as the upper chest. © YouTube To perform this exercise, bring down the pulleys to the extreme bottom of the machine. Stand in the center of the machine and grip the D handles to bring them up until your hands are joined in the front- center of your chest. 2) High Cable Pulley Crossover for Lower Pec Major © YouTube This is the most common form of a cable crossover exercise that targets your lower pec major aka the lower chest. To perform this, bring up the pulley to the top end. Grip the D handles and while standing in the center, bring your hands forward until they come together towards the middle of your chest. 3) Center Cable Pulley Crossover Fly For Pec Minor © YouTube If you want to hit the pec minor aka the center part of the chest, bring down the pulley to the center (adjust according to your height). Grip the handles and try to feel the isolation in the middle of the chest while performing the cross overfly at this angle. How Many Sets and Reps? For any variation, you can perform 8-12 reps for at least 3-4 sets. Usually, lifters perform this exercise as a finisher but you can also perform it as the first set of your chest workout. The purpose, in that case, would be to pre-exhaust your pecs You can also perform this exercise as a ladder set, which means one set at a high angle, followed by middle and the bottom pulley angle. Note: Avoid bending your elbows too much while you bring your arms together in front of your chest (In a concentric phase).
  24. A South Korean soldier stands guard at a checkpoint on the Grand Unification Bridge that leads to the truce village of Panmunjom ? just south of the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas ? in Paju, South Korea, January 9, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji SEOUL: North and South Korea will hold their first formal talks for more than two years on Tuesday, brought together by sport to discuss how the North?s athletes can attend next month?s Winter Olympics in the South despite simmering fears of conflict. Regardless of its narrow, primarily sporting agenda, the meeting will be closely watched by world leaders eager for any sign of a reduction in tensions on the Korean peninsula amid rising fears over North Korea?s development of nuclear weapons and defiance of United Nations Security Council resolutions. ?The talks will focus on North Korea?s participation in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and our preparations have centered around some requests made by the North for a peaceful Olympic Games,? Unification Ministry spokesman Baek Tae-hyun told a media conference on Monday. Some South Korean officials are hoping the two Koreas may even march under a single flag at a sports opening ceremony for the first time in more than a decade. Five senior officials from each side will meet at the three-storey Peace House on the South Korean side of the Panmunjom truce village, with talks to begin at 10 a.m. (0100 GMT). As previously, cameras and microphones will be placed in the room to ensure that officials from both sides can monitor the talks as they happen. The United States, which has 28,500 troops stationed in South Korea as a legacy of the 1950-1953 Korean War, initially responded coolly to the idea of inter-Korean meetings. The State Department had said Pyongyang ?might be trying to drive a wedge? between Washington and Seoul and weaken a U.S.-led campaign to force North Korea to give up its development of nuclear-tipped missiles capable of hitting the United States. U.S. President Donald Trump spent much of the past year deriding negotiations as useless and lobbing insults at North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. But on Thursday, Trump called the new talks ?a good thing? and said they had been prompted by his ?firm, strong? stance, which has included harsher international sanctions and threats of military intervention if the North does not give up its weapons program. On Saturday, Trump said he was ?100 percent? behind the talks and hoped for positive developments. He also said he would ?absolutely? be willing to talk on the phone to Kim. ?Look, right now they?re talking Olympics. It?s a start, it?s a big start,? he said. ?If something can happen and something comes out of those talks, that would be a great thing for all of humanity, that would be a great thing for the world,? he said. Trump said he would like to see talks go beyond the Olympics and added: ?At the appropriate time, we?ll get involved.? A spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department, Katina Adams, did not respond directly when asked about suggestions from some South Korean officials that the two Koreas could march under a single flag at the Olympic opening ceremony and even compete as a single nation in some events, but said: ?We are in close contact with the Republic of Korea about our unified response to North Korea, including the need to maintain pressure to achieve a denuclearized Korean Peninsula. ?Diplomatic options remain viable and open and the United States remains committed to finding a peaceful path to denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula.? At the same time, Adams said, Washington remained ?clear-eyed about (North Korea?s) track record when it comes to negotiations? and added: ?Time will tell if this is a genuine gesture.? U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reiterated last week that any future talks between the United States and North Korea must be aimed at denuclearization and warned that diplomatic efforts were backed by a strong military option if necessary. South Korea?s President Moon Jae-in persuaded the United States to delay joint military exercises until after the Olympics in a bid to reduce tensions and possibly create room for diplomacy. The talks come after North Korea?s Kim used his New Year?s Day speech to announce he was open to sending a delegation to the Olympics as well as reducing tensions on the Korean peninsula, while vowing to never give up his nuclear weapons program. Baek said other issues aimed at boosting cooperation between the two Koreas will be discussed. Unification Minister Cho Myong-gyon has said his delegation has been preparing to discuss resuming reunions of family members separated by the 1950-1953 Korean War. That conflict ended in a ceasefire and technically the two sides remain at war. North Korea?s delegation will be led by Ri Son Gwon, chairman of the North?s Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland. Committee vice chairman Jon Song Su and Hwang Chung Song, a director, will join Ri. Ri, the committee chairman who was promoted to his current position in June 2016, is a seasoned negotiator for inter-Korean talks although his previous experience has mostly been military-related due to his career in the armed forces.
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