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Amber Heard and Johnny DeppTwitterThings do not seem to cool down for former Pirates of the Caribbean movie star Johnny Depp. In a shocking turn of events, Amber Heard has reportedly accused her former husband, Johnny Depp of perjury — meaning he lied to the court about one major fight. In addition to this, Aquaman movie actress reportedly has proof of Depp’s lying.Amber Heard has accused Johnny Depp of verbal and physical abuse in May 2016 and she filed for divorce on May 23. Ever since their divorce, Depp has denied Heard’s accusations and even stated once that she painted on bruise herself.That being said, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s personal lives are currently gathering a lot of media attention, and all for the wrong reasons. As per a recent report by The Blast, Amber Heard has now accused Johnny Depp of lying to the court. The said accusation has come after the Fantastic Beasts movie star claimed that only one 911 emergency call was made on May 21, 2016.However, Heard has produced records showing that two calls were made to 911 on the said night of May 2016. The first call was made at 8:30 pm and then another one was made at 10:09 pm. But it should be noted that Depp’s legal team has also produced some proofs that show a discrepancy in the stories. As per Depp’s legal team, they have CCTV footage of him leaving the house at about 8:30 pm. Johnny Depp with ex-wife Amber Heard at The Art of Elysium Presents on the 9th Annual Heaven by Visionaries Vivienne Westwood & Andreas Kronthaler.Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Art of ElysiumAs per the released documents, the log states that authorities received a call from victim friend Amber, “assaulted by boyfriend, refused to give further [information].” As per the police records, a second call was then made at around 10:09 pm — apparently, Depp’s legal team claims that this was the first 911 call made by Depp’s former wife.As per the records, “Female stated she was on phone with her friend and she began screaming at her husband, subj Amber Heard, Husband Johnny Heard.”Another log also confirms that the actress told the police officers that they were only engaged in verbal abuse. This is the same point which Johnny Depp’s attorneys have also made about the alleged abuse case.
Dinesh Gundu RaotwitterA day after the Congress suspended its Bengaluru MLA R. Roshan Baig, the party on Wednesday dissolved the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC), sparing its state unit President Dinesh Gundu Rao and Working President Easwar B. Khandre.”The AICC has decided to dissolve the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC). Its president (Rao) and working president (Khandre) remain unchanged,” said All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary K.C. Venugopal in a statement in New Delhi.Venugopal is also the in-charge of the party’s state unit affairs.The KPCC has 290 office-bearers, including former Central and state ministers, members of Parliament and the state legislature and presidents of its district committees.”The KPCC has been dissolved for restructuring in the aftermath of the party’s poor performance in the recent Lok Sabha elections in which it was routed, winning only one seat,” party spokesman Ravi Gowda told IANS in Bengaluru.As part of the pre-poll alliance with its coalition ally Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) on seat-sharing and to field joint candidates, the Congress contested from 21 of the 28 parliamentary seats in the state and managed to retain Bangalore Rural.Though the JD-S contested the remaining 7 seats, it also won only one seat to retain Hassan.In contrast, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 25 of the 27 seats it contested, which is the highest ever for it in the state.Independent candidate, Sumalatha Ambareesh, backed by the BJP, wrested the Mandya seat from the JD-S. Sumalatha is a multi-lingual south Indian film actress and widow of former Congress state Minister M.H. Ambareesh.The dissolution of the KPCC comes after Baig was suspended for anti-party activities on Tuesday.Baig, 67, is an eight-time MLA from the Shivajinagar assembly segment in Bengaluru’s city centre.Upset by Baig’s public criticism of the party’s state leadership, KPCC served notice to him in May, seeking an explanation for his attack on Venugopal, Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader Siddaramaiah and Rao for the rout in the Lok Sabha elections.Baig has also been in the news of late for the wrong reasons, including his alleged involvement in a multi-crore Ponzi scheme operated by jewellery trader Mohammed Mansoor Khan, who fled India on June 8
Representational image of digital mapping.PixabayMapmyIndia, a digital mapping firm, on Monday announced the launch of eLoc, a facility to locate addresses digitally. eLoc is a six-character, free-to-use tool that can be used by people and enterprises, especially those in logistics. Read: Moneyfront claims to have 1,100 MF investors using its robo advisory”eLoc of any place, be it a building/flat/office/business/city/village/locality/road and so on, is a short, 6 character code (for e.g. 8GDTYX, or MMI000), which is easy to remember, share, type and provide,” the Delhi-based mapping firm said in a statement.There are multiple benefits to users, according to the firm. “eLoc will help Indian travellers and commuters search, share and navigate to destinations’ exact doorstep far more easily and quickly. It will also reduce time, money, fuel wastage and expenses for businesses in the ecommerce, transportation, logistics and field operations domains,” MapmyIndia said.MapmyIndia currently has about 2 crore eLocs on its digital address database encompassing about 7,000 urban locations and more than six lakh village addresses. Users who are currently availing of eLoc include individuals, companies and government organisations.Flipkart, Qualcomm Ventures and Zenrin are investors in CE Info Systems Pvt. Ltd., the owner of MapmyIndia. The company was co-founded by Rakesh Verma and Rashmi Verma.The other tools of the company include SafeMate, a personal GPS safety device for women, children, and families, and DriveMate, a plug and play device that connects users to their cars.
Chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda. File photoChief election commissioner, KM Nurul Huda, on Sunday expressed his disappointment as some major political parties like Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) decided to boycott the upcoming union parishad elections.The CEC came up with the remark while addressing a training programme as the chief guest at the Election Training Institute in the capital’s Agargaon.”A number of major political parties decided not to join the upcoming upazila election. It’s very disappointing for us as we always wanted a competitive election,” he said.There is no doubt that the upazila election will be a competitive one as many qualified persons are vying for it, he said.Issuing a warning to the officers related to the election, the CEC said strict measures will be taken against those who will be responsible for disrupting the elections.He also urged the election officials to act neutrally while discharging their duties during the elections.Mentioning that the poling agents are an important part of the election process, the CEC urged the election officers to ensure safety and security of the agents when they return home after performing their duties.Elections to 87 upazila parishads in 12 districts under Rangpur, Mymensingh, Sylhet and Rajshahi divisions will be held in the first phase while the second phase of the election is slated for 18 March, the third for 24 March, the fourth for 31 March and the fifth for 18 June.
Back from the dead—how to revive a lost species More information: Ylenia Chiari et al. Self-righting potential and the evolution of shell shape in Galápagos tortoises, Scientific Reports (2017). DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-15787-7AbstractSelf-righting, the capacity of an animal to self-turn after falling on its back, is a fitness-related trait. Delayed self-righting can result in loss of mating opportunities or death. Traits involved in self-righting may therefore be under selection. Galápagos giant tortoises have two main shell morphologies – saddleback and domed – that have been proposed to be adaptive. The more sloped shape on the sides of the shell and the longer extension of neck and legs of the saddlebacks could have evolved to optimize self-righting. The drier environments with more uneven surfaces where the saddleback tortoises occur increases their risk to fall on their back while walking. The ability to fast overturn could reduce the danger of dying. To test this hypothesis, we used 3D shell reconstructions of 89 Galápagos giant tortoises from three domed and two saddleback species to compare self-righting potential of the two shell morphotypes. Our results indicate that saddleback shells require higher energy input to self-right than domed ones. This suggests that several traits associated with the saddleback shell morphology could have evolved to facilitate self-righting. Studying the functional performances of fitness-related traits, as in this work, could provide important insight into the adaptive value of traits. Explore further Credit: CC0 Public Domain Journal information: Scientific Reports © 2017 Phys.org Putting all their data together, the researchers found that saddleback tortoises have to use more energy to right themselves than do those of the domed species. Noting that being unable to flip over is a leading cause of death of the tortoises, the group suggests the different shell types may have evolved to handle tipping under different environmental circumstances. (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from the U.S., Portugal and France has conducted a study of the amount of energy required by the two main types of tortoises that reside on the Galapagos Islands—the domed and the saddleback—to flip themselves right side up when they overturn. In their paper published in Scientific Reports, the group describes analyzing shells of the two tortoise types, comparing them and then calculating which required more energy to flip itself back upright. The giant tortoises that live on the Galapagos Islands are world famous due to their huge size. Less well known is that there are two main types defined by differently shaped shells: domed and saddleback. The domed species are the ones mostly seen in tourist pictures. Less popular are the saddleback, which have a shoehorn-shaped part of their shell near the neck, flatter shells and longer necks. Both kinds tend to tip over due to rough terrain or when fighting with one another. But which has to expend more energy to right itself? That is what the team on this new effort sought to find out.To figure out how much energy each type would have to expend in tipping itself back upright, the researchers studied the techniques used by both: The domed species tend to move their legs around until they work up enough momentum to turn over. The saddlebacks, on the other hand, used their necks in addition to flailing their legs. The group then took pictures of 89 of the shells (many from inside museums) to create 3-D versions on a computer. Then, at the Rotterdam Zoo, the team hoisted one of the turtles onto a platform connected to equipment that produced the desired result. Citation: Comparing the amount of energy needed by two species of Galapagos tortoises to flip back over once overturned (2017, December 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-12-amount-energy-species-galapagos-tortoises.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
New Delhi: The North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) said today that there was no proposal to rename Ramlila Maidan after former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, even as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the matter. Citing a news report on the proposed renaming, Kejriwal tweeted, “Changing name of Ramlila Maidan etc after Vajpayeeji will not fetch votes. BJP should change the name of the Prime Minister to get some votes because people are not voting on his name.” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life Dismissing the news report, North Delhi Mayor Adesh Gupta said that there was no such proposal. “There is no proposal to rename Ramlila Maidan after Vajpayeeji. All reports suggesting so are wrong,” he said. Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari also claimed that there was no proposal to change the name of Ramlila Ground. “Some politically motivated people are creating the rumour that name of Ramlila Maidan will be changed. We are worshippers of Lord Ram, there is no question of changing name of Ramlila Maidan,” Tiwari said. The mayor denied that some NDMC councillors approached the civic body or his office with a suggestion to rename the ground after Vajpayee. “No councillor has even made any such suggestion,” Gupta said. The historic Ramlila Maidan located close to the New Delhi railway station serves as a venue of political rallies and other events, besides hosting Ramleela every year.
Friday, March 1, 2019 Destination France event highlights country’s challenges – and beautiful inspirations Posted by MONTREAL — France continues to fascinate thanks to its exceptional history. This was the theme chosen by Atout France, France’s tourism development agency in Canada, for its seventh ‘Destination France’ travel industry roadshow.“The choice of the theme of our tour, France Stories, was for Atout France the opportunity to draw the attention of the press and professionals to the huge heritage offering in France and overseas regions,” Marie-Andrée Boucher, Atout France’s head of press relations, told Travelweek’s sister publication Profession Voyages at the Montreal show recently.Destination France 2019 brought together 27 French partners to present their tourist regions and products to Canadian professionals. The event, which began in Montreal, continued in Toronto before landing in Calgary and Vancouver.Agents turned out to the shows in droves looking for new products for their clients.Melanie Paul-Hus, Director, Atout France Canada“The aim of this tour is to show the novelties of France and connect tour operators and travel consultants with representatives of French destinations and their tourist products. We are happy to have such a beautiful delegation,” said Melanie Paul-Hus, Atout France’s Canada Director.More news: GLP Worldwide introduces first-ever Wellness programsFrance, however, faces significant hurdles, not least of which are the recent ‘Yellow Vest’ protest demonstrations and the widespread media coverage. “I think that the news brings challenges,” says Paul-Hus. “At present, we do not know if social movements have had an impact on the motivations of Canadian travellers, but we are confident. All cities are well organized to welcome tourists in the best conditions, despite the events.Paul-Hus says France is also working to promote ‘slow tourism’ in France, to help combat overtourism. “We know that travelers will stop in Paris, but it is not a final and unique destination. Many offers are located less than two hours from Paris. The Val de Loire region, in the spotlight this year, is a good example. It is rare that one visits a single city in France, the distances being so short. Although France is very popular in Quebec, we still have a lot of conquests to make about Ontario and other English-speaking provinces.”Marc Richet, director of the regional tourism committee of France’s Centre-Val de Loire regionCentre-Val de Loire echoes this desire to live and relive history, and this year the region is in the spotlight with ‘Viva Leonardo da Vinci! 2019 – 500 years of Renaissance in Center Val de Loire’.More news: Canada raises travel warning amid escalating protests in Hong Kong“It’s going to be a permanent party all year long,” says Marc Richet, General Manager of the Regional Tourism Committee of Center-Val de Loire. “There will be many cultural events for all ages because the culture is not reserved for seniors. Our heritage is more dynamic than ever with the use of new technologies. If you have to go to the area, this year is a great opportunity.”“With France, you have to know how to reinvent yourself,” says Cristelle Cormier, deputy director of Tours Chanteclerc.The Destination France event was also an opportunity to reward Canadian tour operators who showcase France in their brochures. At the Toronto event, the winners including Kensington Tours (product of the year) and Connaissance Travel and Tours (partner of the year). << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Travelweek Group Tags: Atout France, Profession Voyages