Jaishankar holds bilateral talks with Indonesian counterpart

first_imgJakarta: In his first bilateral visit to an ASEAN country, Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar on Thursday met his Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi and they agreed to step up cooperation in connecting Aceh and Andaman and Nicobar islands to promote trade, tourism and people-to-people contacts. Jaishankar is on a September 4-6 visit to Indonesia. “FM Jaishankar and I agreed to step up cooperation in Aceh – Andaman/Nicobar connectivity. Indonesia stands ready to participate in its infrastructure and connectivity development,” Marsudi said in a tweet. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’India and Indonesia last year agreed to set up a special task force to enhance connectivity between the strategic Andaman and Nicobar Islands and provinces in Sumatra Island. Aceh province is located on the northern end of Sumatra. During the parleys that included global and regional issues of mutual interest, the two sides also agreed to strengthen Indo-Pacific cooperation. The two countries also committed to reach a target of USD 50 billion bilateral trade by 2025, including through broader market access. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KDuring the talks, Indonesia also requested India for reduction of tariff for its palm oil. “FM Jaishankar and I agreed that the long and strong bond between the two countries should be reflected in the current bilateral relations,” Marsudi said in her tweet. Highlighting the historical linkages between the two countries, Jaishankar expressed hope of a modern partnership between India and Indonesia through fashion. “Pleasure to meet my Indonesian counterpart @Menlu_RI. My 1st bilat’l visit as EAM to ASEAN. Drawing on historical linkages to fashion a modern partnership. Agreed to address common challenges & explore shared opportunities. Our talks highlighted mutual support for territorial integrity,” Jaishankar tweeted. Jaishankar also met Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Gen(Retd) Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan and discussed closer cooperation between Andaman and Nicobar and Aceh. “Glad to meet with Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Gen(Retd) Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan. Discussed closer cooperation between Andaman & Nicobar and Aceh. Look forward to early meeting of the Joint Task Force,” Jaishankar said in his tweet. During his meeting with Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, Jaishankar discussed cooperation in counter terrorism and defence.last_img read more


Linamar Corp reaches 12 billion deal to buy agriculture manufacturer MacDon

first_imgGUELPH, Ont. – Manufacturer Linamar Corp. (TSX:LNR) says it has reached an agreement to buy Winnipeg-based agriculture equipment maker MacDon Industries Ltd. for $1.2 billion.Guelph, Ont.-based Linamar says MacDon and its group of companies will complement its existing agricultural harvesting business in Hungary and allow the company to serve more markets globally.Linamar, which makes precision metallic parts for a range of sectors including automobiles, says the MacDon deal will allow it to further diversity its operations and end markets.Company CEO Linda Hasenfratz says the increased exposure to agriculture comes as the sector is in the early stages of a cyclical recovery, and with strong growth to be driven by a growing and developing global population.MacDon sells its specialized agricultural harvesting equipment in over 40 countries and has about 1,400 dealers and distributors in its global network.Linamar, with 59 manufacturing facilities globally and about 24,500 employees, had sales of $6 billion in 2016.last_img read more


John David Washington joins Nolan’s next

first_imgLos Angeles: BlacKkKlansman star John David Washington is all set to star in fillmaker Christopher Nolan’s upcoming directorial venture. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nolan will also produce along with his partner Emma Thomas. The project was described as an “event film”, although any other specifics including title and plot are currently under wraps. Warner Bros earlier announced that Nolan’s upcoming untitled film will open in IMAX on July 17, 2020. Washington, known for starring in HBO’s “Ballers”, is also the son of veteran actor Denzel Washington. Nolan’s last release was World War II drama Dunkirk, which won three Academy Awards and earned the filmmaker his first best director Oscar nod.last_img read more


Woman in Delhi for son’s treatment; Snatchers strike on the way to hospital

first_imgA Tanzanian citizen recently fell victim to the ever-increasing plight of snatching in Delhi on Monday, with her purse being robbed by bike-riding snatchers, right outside her place of residence in the city. The incident took place in Jasola, where the woman has been living during her stay in the Capital city. In her complaint to the police, the woman said that she was in Delhi to get treatment for her son at Apollo Hospital and was travelling with both her son and daughter-in-law. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder In an earnest appeal to the police, the victim implored authorities to track down the snatcher because she had USD 2,000 and Rs 32,000 in cash in her purse, which was to be used for her son’s treatment among other expenses. She said, “I am a foreigner in this country and I don’t have money to stay here and feed my family and provide treatment for my son, for which I came to India.” Taking cognizance of the victim’s complaint, officers at Sarita Vihar police station registered an FIR in the matter. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings Keeping with the never-ending tide of snatchings, a 27-year-old architect was returning home from shopping when she was targeted by snatchers in South Delhi’s Ring road area on April 7, in a separate case. “I was returning home with my mother after shopping in Sarojini Nagar market in an auto around 7.50 PM,” the victim told police. She further said that after reaching Ring Road, two youths came in a motorcycle and took away her bag, which had Rs 9,000 in cash and otherlast_img read more


BJP announces Ravi Kishan as its candidate from Gorakhpur, Praveen Nishad from Sant Kabir Nagar

first_imgNew Delhi/Lucknow: In a surprise move, the BJP on Monday announced Bhojpuri film star Ravi Kishan as its Lok Sabha candidate from Gorakhpur, the bastion of UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, instead of the widely-speculated candidature of sitting MP Praveen Nishad who recently joined the party.Nishad has been fielded from Sant Kabir Nagar, with the BJP dropping sitting MP Sharad Tripathi who had created a political storm by beating a local BJP MLA with shoes. However, Sharad Tripathi’s father, Ramapati Ram Tripathi, has been given BJP ticket from neighbouring Deoria, as per the latest party list of seven candidates in Uttar Pradesh. Ramapati Ram Tripathi was the UP BJP chief during the 2009 Lok Sabha elections. Deoria was represented by former Union minister Kalraj Mishra. Last year, Nishad, a joint candidate of SP-BSP, had defeated BJP’s Upendra Shukla in Gorakhpur in a surprise bypoll win, after Adityanath, who had represented the Lok Sabha seat five times since 1998, became the chief minister. However, Nishad joined the BJP earlier this month and there was speculation that he might be party’s candidate from Gorakhpur. Nishad is son of the Sanjay Nishad, the head of the Nishad Party, which ended its alliance with the SP-BSP last week and joined hands with the BJP. With the list of candidates releases by the party Monday, the BJP has so far announced candidates for 420 Lok Sabha seats for the seven-phase elections which will start on April 11 and continue till May 19. The saffron party has decided to field UP cooperative minister Mukut Bihari from Ambedkarnagar. It has also given ticket to Sangam Lal Gupta from Pratapgarh, the parliamentary constituency that was won by BJP ally Apna Dal in 2014. The party has fielded KP Singh from Jaunpur and Ramesh Bind from Bhadohi, it said.last_img read more


Gender stereotypes leaves imprint on human brains

first_imgSociety’s expectations about gender roles alter the human brain at the cellular level, scientists say. Though the terms ‘sex’ and ‘gender’ are often used interchangeably by the average person, for neuroscientists, they mean different things, according to Nancy Forger, a professor at Georgia State University in the US. “We are just starting to understand and study the ways in which gender identity, rather than sex, may cause the brain to differ in males and females,” said Forger. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainSex is based on biological factors such as sex chromosomes and reproductive organs,” whereas gender has a social component and involves expectations and behaviours based on an individual’s perceived sex, researchers said. These behaviours and expectations around gender identity can be seen in “epigenetic marks” in the brain, which drive biological functions and features as diverse as memory, development and disease susceptibility. Forger said that epigenetic marks help determine which genes are expressed and are sometimes passed on from cell to cell as they divide. They also can be passed down from one generation to the next, she added. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma Award”While we are accustomed to thinking about differences between the brains of males and females, we are much less used to thinking about the biological implications of gender identity,” Forger said in a statement. “There is now sufficient evidence to suggest that an epigenetic imprint for gender is a logical conclusion. It would be strange if this were not the case, because all environmental influences of any importance can epigenetically change the brain,” he said. Scientists reviewed previous studies of epigenetics and sexual differentiation in rodents, along with new studies in which gendered experiences among humans have also been associated with changes in the brain. “Given our lifetimes of layered gendered experiences, and their inevitable, iterative interactions with sex, it may never be possible to completely disentangle the effects of sex and gender on the human brain,” Forger said.last_img read more


Football Greg Mattison aims to use defensive depth to his advantage at

Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Greg Mattison speaks to the media on National Signing Day. Credit: Colin Gay | Sports EditorGreg Mattison was very complimentary of the defensive line as soon as he was hired as a co-defensive coordinator at Ohio State. He said it was not hard to see the level of talent the group had, saying he wanted to turn them loose as soon as he saw what they could do. Then he saw the rest of the defense. Without having a position room to call his own, Mattison watched everyone: from co-defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley and the cornerbacks to Al Washington and the linebackers. “When I look at people, I go, ‘Boy, that’s a second-teamer?’” Mattison said. “‘That’s a pretty good second-teamer.’”With the amount of talent at his disposal, Mattison saw a way to utilize tempo, something he has embraced in his 48 years coaching football, encouraging players to go as fast and as hard as they can. Ohio State has the ability to do that because second-and-third team players on the sideline waiting to get their opportunity and play with the same amount of energy and effort when the starter has given his all. “That’s our deal: that we have enough depth and we have enough talent that the next guy steps up, gives you a break,” Mattison said. “It doesn’t mean you did something wrong, it means you can come back and be way, way more healthy and way more vibrant and way more energy, and then the next guy goes back in again.” Ohio State head coach Ryan Day said he had something similar this past season in the wide receiver room. He said when Parris Campbell needed a break, then-redshirt junior K.J. Hill could step up and get reps, when Terry McLaurin needed sidelined, Johnnie Dixon was there to back him up. For Day, that’s the ideal situation for the entire team, calling it a “two-deep and a spare.” With that, he said, no matter the position, it keeps players fresh late in games and late in the season. With the experience Mattison has, Day said this was part of the reason why he wanted him on his defensive coaching staff. “He kind of has that mentor feel, where you look to him for advice, been around a long time, seen a lot of football, a lot of wisdom. I feel like that was important to have. He’s someone that the guys look to with a lot of respect, where he’s been, who he’s coached what he’s done,” Day said. “When he speaks, people listen.”  On the defense, Mattison highlighted the amount of depth on the defensive line and the linebacker positions as ones that could really make this approach come to life. “When you have a really, really good defense, you don’t have a person second-team,” Mattison said. “You have a first-first team and a second-first team. And that’s how it’s going to look.” Mattison has bought into the Ohio State football culture when it comes to tempo. From junior defensive end Chase Young to sophomore defensive end Tyreke Smith, from redshirt junior linebacker Tuf Borland, who was also sidelined with an injury, to sophomore linebacker Teradja Mitchell, Mattison seems to have the pieces to create a defense that has one common goal. “Our thing is to try and keep it simpler and let them play and not make it too simple, but put it in their hands more,” Mattison said. read more


Salah targets Van Persie Ronaldo record

first_imgLiverpool’s Mohamed Salah has set his sights on another Premier League record held by former Manchester United stars Robin van Persie and Cristiano RonaldoIn Liverpool’s previous league game against Watford, Salah scored four times to set himself on course for the record of the most goals in a 38-match season and should the Egyptian international score against Crystal Palace on Saturday he will equal the record, according to the Premier League.A goal on Saturday will mark the 21st match this season that Salah has scored in, which has only been achieved twice by Van Persie (2012/13) and Ronaldo (2007/08).The last time both Liverpool and Palace met was back in August at Anfield with Jurgen Klopp’s side emerging with a narrow 1-0 victory, in which Salah failed to score in.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…Other teams that have prevented Salah from scoring in the Premier League this season are:Manchester CityNewcastle UnitedMan Utd (twice)Huddersfield TownBrighton & Hove AlbionWest Bromwich AlbionSwansea City (twice)Should Salah be able to break the record held by the former United duo, then he will next set his sights on Alan Shearer’s record at 24 of his 40 matches for Blackburn Rovers in the 1994/95 season.Currently Andrew Cole has the record for most Premier League matches scored in one season. The ex-Newcastle United striker scored in 26 of his 40 matches throughout the 1993/94 season.last_img read more


Bong says he loves his country

first_imgThe Brighton and Hove Albion defender has returned, four years later, to the national team because he loves Cameroon so muchBrighton and Hove Albion Cameroonian defender Gaetan Bong has returned to his country’s national team.The footballer didn’t play for Cameroon since 2014, and now he has come back.“I wasn’t going for three or four years because I know how it can be tough sometimes in my country,” Bong was quoted by Goal.Quiz: How deep is your knowledge about Samuel Eto’o? Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 9, 2019 It’s time for you to tell us everything you know about Samuel Eto’o. We will ask you 10 questions about the Cameroon legend. Enjoy!  “But finally I made the decision to come back because I know I love my country and I know I can help.”“The thing I love with our nation is that we always give love, we give everything, we enjoy life even with nothing. I miss this feeling, I miss this love,” he added.“[Kylian] Mbappe played for France but he is from Cameroon. In future we want the young talent to go and play for their African countries because we made them.”last_img read more