Boosting Social Housing In Bendigo

first_imgBoosting Social Housing In Bendigo VIC PremierThe Andrews Labor Government is providing safe, secure housing for young Victorians at risk of homelessness in regional Victoria.Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation Melissa Horne and Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards today attended the official opening of the eight new social housing units in North Bendigo, thanks to a $2.7 million grant from the Victorian Property Fund.The two-bedroom units will serve as long-term affordable rental housing for young people fleeing family violence situations, young people leaving state care, those leaving the justice system, and others with little or no family support. The units were completed in October, with tenants gradually beginning to move in.The grant for the units was provided to Haven; Home, Safe, a not-for-profit community housing association. The funds will also go towards the construction of eight additional units in Flora Hill, with building set to begin shortly.The project involves a partnership with Anglicare, a major provider of youth and family services in the Greater Bendigo area. Anglicare provides support services to assist the young tenants in maintaining their homes and meet everyday living needs.Tenants will have access to a range of support programs, including services that improve opportunities to complete their education, learn life skills, and hold down employment.The development includes a range of environmentally sustainable design features to keep accommodation affordable, including high-efficiency building fabrics, passive design features and plumbed rainwater collection tanks. Rent will also be capped at 75 per cent market rate or 30 per cent of household income.The property is close to the Bendigo CBD, transport, schools, TAFE, community services, and employment opportunities.Having a safe and affordable place to live has never been more important, and this project will address not only the need for additional accommodation for youth at risk of homelessness but also the need to keep young people connected to family, friends and their community.As stated by Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation Melissa Horne“Having a safe and affordable place to live has never been more important, which is why we’re so proud to fund projects like these.” As stated by Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards “This isn’t just about housing – it’s about investing in people to provide them with a solid foundation that enables them to rebuild their lives.”As stated by Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan“Providing young people in Bendigo with stable housing, support and mentoring allows them to reach their full potential. These centrally located units will mean young tenants can easily access the range of services they need.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, building, community, community services, education, employment, family violence, Flora Hill, Government, homelessness, Minister, property, regulation, sustainable, TAFE, Victoria, violencelast_img read more

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PHOTOS: Chefs, Surgeons And More Compete In Pumpkin Carving Contest

first_img Shawna Poole carves her pumpkin during the contest. Event planners hope to keep improving the pumpkin carving contest each year. The Atlanta Botanical Garden hosted its annual pumpkin carving contest in the Skyline Garden Thursday night. Nine carvers from five local businesses took the stage.Contestants were given 40 minutes to carve their pumpkins, and they used creative materials to get the job done. Chefs Christine Roberts and Katy Watson from Squash Blossom Kitchens glued pasta to their pumpkin, which they turned into a chef. Cristi Rajevac and Valerie Burke from Melanie Turner Interiors used felt, fern leaves and Christmas lights to decorate their hollowed-out pumpkin.After time was up, audience members cheered for their favorites. Dr. Jonathan Threadgill and Zach Dew’s dragon pumpkin won overwhelmingly. Winners walked home with two season passes to Atlanta Botanical Gardens.“I feel maybe being a surgeon gave me an unfair advantage,” Threadgill said. KAITLIN KOLARIK / WABE Chefs Christine Roberts and Katy Watson pose with their pumpkin. Dozens of people showed up for the event at the Botanical Gardens Skyline Garden. It was a family-friendly event with drinks for the adults and a band playing bluegrass music near the fountain. For Whom The Bell Rings KAITLIN KOLARIK / WABE Related Stories Karen Mckenzie and Shea O’Connor from Rhyme and Reason Design made this “Trick & Treat” pumpkin. KAITLIN KOLARIK / WABE Karen Mckenzie and Shea O’Connor from Rhyme and Reason Design made this “Trick & Treat” pumpkin. Christine Roberts and Katy Watson from Squash Blossom Kitchens made the chef pumpkin. ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility The power tools came out during the pumpkin carving contest at the Botanical Garden. KAITLIN KOLARIK / WABE Shawna Poole carves her pumpkin during the contest. KAITLIN KOLARIK / WABE Cristi Rajevac and Valerie Burke from Melanie Turner Interiors made this pumpkin with a house inside it. KAITLIN KOLARIK / WABE KAITLIN KOLARIK / WABE KAITLIN KOLARIK / WABE Dozens of people showed up for the event at the Botanical Gardens Skyline Garden. It was a family-friendly event with drinks for the adults and a band playing bluegrass music near the fountain. KAITLIN KOLARIK / WABE KAITLIN KOLARIK / WABE Shawna Poole, from Virginia to Virginia Highland Designs, carved this husky pumpkin during the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s annual pumpkin carving contest Thursday night. KAITLIN KOLARIK / WABE KAITLIN KOLARIK / WABE The team from Melanie Turner Interiors focuses on their pumpkin. KAITLIN KOLARIK / WABE Event planners hope to keep improving the pumpkin carving contest each year. KAITLIN KOLARIK / WABE KAITLIN KOLARIK / WABE KAITLIN KOLARIK / WABE Carvers diligently work on their pumpkins Thursday night. center_img KAITLIN KOLARIK / WABE After the event, Atlanta Botanical Garden held a silent auction for the pumpkins. People bid $10-$100. The money will go to the garden’s mission “to better the space,” event operations manager Sarah Walpert said. 123456789101112131415 Shawna Poole, from Virginia to Virginia Highland Designs, carved this husky pumpkin during the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s annual pumpkin carving contest Thursday night. Dr. Jonathan Threadgill and Zach Dew from Atlanta Oral Surgery carved a dragon pumpkin to win the contest. KAITLIN KOLARIK / WABE The carvers started out with pretty large raw material. KAITLIN KOLARIK / WABE Cristi Rajevac and Valerie Burke from Melanie Turner Interiors made this pumpkin with a house inside it. The power tools came out during the pumpkin carving contest at the Botanical Garden. KAITLIN KOLARIK / WABE KAITLIN KOLARIK / WABE Dr. Jonathan Threadgill, right, and Zach Dew laugh while checking out their pumpkin. KAITLIN KOLARIK / WABE Dr. Jonathan Threadgill, right, and Zach Dew laugh while checking out their pumpkin. KAITLIN KOLARIK / WABE KAITLIN KOLARIK / WABE The team from Melanie Turner Interiors focuses on their pumpkin. KAITLIN KOLARIK / WABE KAITLIN KOLARIK / WABE KAITLIN KOLARIK / WABE Carvers diligently work on their pumpkins Thursday night. Share The carvers started out with pretty large raw material. Christine Roberts and Katy Watson from Squash Blossom Kitchens made the chef pumpkin. Event planners hope to keep improving the pumpkin carving contest each year. Chefs Christine Roberts and Katy Watson pose with their pumpkin. Add to My List In My List After the event, Atlanta Botanical Garden held a silent auction for the pumpkins. People bid $10-$100. The money will go to the garden’s mission “to better the space,” event operations manager Sarah Walpert said. KAITLIN KOLARIK / WABE Dr. Jonathan Threadgill and Zach Dew from Atlanta Oral Surgery carved a dragon pumpkin to win the contest. KAITLIN KOLARIK / WABE KAITLIN KOLARIK / WABE KAITLIN KOLARIK / WABE last_img read more

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Kyle Busch primed for a Stewart-style resurgence in 2020 playoffs

first_imgLeave it to Kyle Busch to make Tony Stewart a verb.Busch, the reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion, limps into this year’s playoffs in much the same way that Stewart did in 2011 — confoundingly winless. The rest of Stewart’s season that year became the stuff of storybook endings, as if he’d awakened from a deep slumber to win five of the 10 playoff events and secure his third Cup Series title.RELATED: Meet the 2020 playoff fieldBusch seems ready to embrace the same sort of dramatic comeback to score his third championship, but says his fortunes will need a similar turnaround. As Busch said two weeks ago, taking grand liberties with parts of speech, he’ll have to “Tony Stewart it.”“I don’t know what changed in his year or what happened, but anything is possible for sure,” Busch said Thursday during the second day of Media Day appearances for the 16 playoff drivers. “We’ve seen it done before. Maybe there’s another way of being able to do it again, but this time it will certainly be different than his time was or any time that I’ve ever been in the Playoffs under this structure, being on the outside looking in to try to get through each round. The opportunity is there. That is certainly where we’re at is a Tony Stewart-type performance here and in the final 10 weeks we’ll certainly get it done.“The last time I checked, we’re still last year’s reigning champions so we’ve got that opportunity to be able to do that. We’ve got the team behind us – the crew chief, the sponsors, everybody that we can make anything happen. We just have to go out there and do it.”Busch and the rest of the title-eligible drivers begin their playoff quests with Sunday’s Cook Out Southern 500 (6 p.m. ET, NBCSN/NBC Sports App, MRN, SiriusXM) at Darlington Raceway. The 35-year-old veteran for Joe Gibbs Racing enters as the 14th seed in the 16-driver playoff field, facing the prospects of the first winless campaign in his full-time Cup Series career.MORE: Media Days’ best quotesBusch has come close this season, finishing second three times already. His 11 top-five finishes are tied for the third-most in the series, by far the most among drivers without a win in 2020. Busch’s other statistical measures have been respectable, but not on par with his usual powerhouse-level results as five DNFs have also dragged down his stature.His exasperation at times this season has been palpable. But the prospects of a Stewart-esque rally in the playoffs loom, an outcome teammate Denny Hamlin believes is fully possible.“I know he’s got race-winning equipment,” said Hamlin, a six-time winner this year. “Yeah, are they off-key right now? Yes, a little bit, but certainly if anyone has a chance to get hot, it could be Kyle and his team. They know what they’re doing, they’ve got championship pedigree and they know how to get through these 10 weeks. They’ve shown that many, many times by making it to the final four even when they haven’t been at their best. Certainly, it’s a team that will be a threat.”Busch successfully shed the underdog label in both of his two championship campaigns. In 2015, he came back from severe injuries to his legs and feet in a crash at the Xfinity Series opener in Daytona, missing 11 races before a midseason tear brought him back into contention. Last season, he overcame the much-ballyhooed Big 3 of Hamlin, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. to win the final race for title No. 2.As much as a title defense would mean, Busch said getting back to Victory Lane would almost carry more weight. It also might prompt him to “Tony Stewart it” back into the Championship 4 fray.“It’s really important,” Busch said of his consecutive years winning streak. “Think about it, it’s a 16-year investment that we’ve placed on that, being able to win a race in 16 consecutive seasons, so hopefully we can keep that going and get it to 17 and then to 18 or however many that I’m here. It would be nice if I’m able to keep winning races all the way through my career each and every single year that I’m out there. This year has just not lent itself to our favor so far, but the playoffs start now and we’re still in this thing.”last_img read more

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Manhunt continues for murder suspect, Dayonte Omar Resiles

first_imgA look at some of the top stories making the news today, July 18th, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.Todays news is brought to you by Goldson Spine and Rehabilitation Center, Who reminds you “After a car accident, call Goldson Spine”Here’s a look at our top stories.The manhunt continues for murder suspect, Dayonte Omar Resiles, whose escape from a Broward County courtroom on Friday, police now say was  pre-planned. The suspect was able to remove his prison jumpsuit and handcuffs before he escaped the courthouse late last week. Broward  County Sheriff, Scott Israel, says four people accused of aiding in the escape have been detained and may now face charges.Miami Caribbean Code also known as M.C Squared, invites Tech innovators from the Caribbean region and Miami to participate in a strategic panel discussion, focusing on mapping regional resources and creating visibility for business opportunities available in the local tech sector. The M.C Squared event will be held on July 23 from 5 p.m. to 8 pm in the Miami Design District.Third Horizon Caribbean Film Festival launches this September in Miami for their first annual event. Supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the festival will take place from September 29th to October 2nd at the ‘O Cinema Wynwood’, and will showcase both short and feature films. Deadline for applicant wanting to enter their film is August 12.In Sports, The Cayman Islands Under 17 Boys National Football Team traveled to Sunrise last week for a seven day training camp. The Cayman team played Aruba on Wednesday, Puerto Rico Friday, and Haiti at on Sunday. The team will play in Group 2 of the Caribbean Football Union.. Under-17 World Cup Qualifiers which are set for July 20 to the 24th at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex in Georgetown, Cayman Islands.Here’s a look at what’s Trending:Turks and Caicos-born sprinter, Delano Williams has been named to the 80 member Great Britain olympic team set to compete at this year’s Rio games. Williams, who attended Munro College in Jamaica where he would become a winning sprinter in Jamaica’s National Boys Champs competition, has been named to the 4 by 400 hundred squad after helping the team to a bronze medal at last weekend’s European Championships in AmsterdamFor todays weather forecast:Scattered Storms in Broward County with a high of 91 and a low of 79. Partly cloudy in Miami-Dade, with a high of 92 and a low of 79.  For more information on these and other stories, visitcaribbeannationalweekly.com. Remember to pick up this week’s copy of our Caribbean National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean – American outlet.Todays news is brought to you by Goldson Spine and Rehabilitation Center, Who reminds you “After a car accident, call Goldson Spine.”last_img read more

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Martin takes on all comers to win

first_img(L to R) Robert Cross & Peter Grey.PSC Growling Swan Golf, played out of “Bogey’s Bar & Grill”Thursday, Jan 23 Emerald G.C. StablefordEleven golfers took up the challenge and travelled out to have a crack at Emerald Golf Course. Usually a good course but from time to time it can be a bit dry.The course as it played was in good nic, all in all it wasn’t too bad. Yet again there was nobody on the course, we virtually had it to ourselves. Weather was good to us yet again but as the day got longer it did heat up and became a little uncomfortable but at the end of the day it is Thailand and we know that it can get hot. We were playing one flight only and again with all novelties in play, would love to be in a position to play more than the one flight.Well to say the result was close would be an understatement and the scores were pretty good as well. Both Martin Kempton and Robert Cross returned with 41 points. To the countback to sort this out and as it turned out 1 point (on the back nine) was the difference between the two of them. Third spot again had to be referred to the countback. After both golfers returned with 39 points, it was Paul Sharples who got the nod from Dave Maw. Loading…Sponsored ContentA Little Cafe For Animal Lovers That You Will Never Want To LeaveBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Rechargingcenter_img Winners from Emerald GC1st Martin Kempton (12) 41pts.2nd Robert Cross (26) 41pts.3rd Paul Sharples & Dave Maw (18) 39 pts.Near pins: #5 JJ Harney, #7 Keith Buchanan, #13 Robert Cross, & #15 Paul Sharples.Long first putt: Both 9 & 18 to Martin Kempton.last_img read more

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What You Need to Know About CISPA

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Battle lines are being drawn over the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011 (CISPA). It’s a bill that would make it easier for private companies and the U.S. government to share user information concerning possible cyber threats. Microsoft, Facebook and a host of other technology companies are supporting the bill, but many digital rights groups fear that CISPA is another version of the Stop Online Privacy Act… but worse. What Is CISPA?CISPA is different from SOPA and PIPA in that it’s not primarily about piracy or privacy issues. Instead, it’s intended to help fight cyber attacks.But the bills share similarities that raise red flags with digital rights advocates. Foremost, the language of CISPA is vague, broad and leaves much open for interpretation. CISPA would amend a current law that defines how cyber threat intelligence information is used between the U.S. intelligence community and the private sector. Currently, that’s often difficult or prohibited. CISPA would remove that firewall.It would be a two-way street, where the intelligence community could give private entities information (with proper security clearance) and would allow companies to voluntarily share information with the government. The bill does not say that companies must share information with the government.The procedural elements are not what makes the bill concerning. The issue is how things in the bill are defined. This is where the vagueness comes in.Cybersecurity Provider: “A non-governmental entity that provides goods or services intended to be used for cybersecurity purposes.”Cybersecurity Purpose, Cybersecurity System, Cyber Threat Information: “[An entity] designed or employed to ensure the integrity, confidentiality, or availability of, or safeguard, a system or network, including protecting a system or network from: dan rowinskicenter_img Tags:#Facebook#Government#Microsoft#privacy#security#web What are “goods and services intended to be used for cybersecurity purposes?” A Facebook status update was never “intended” to be used for cybersecurity purposes. Yet, under this law, a Facebook status update could be seen in a variety of ways. The wording of the definitions leaves it open for the government to request information from Facebook (or any other digital information service) over the smallest of updates.Who Supports CISPA?The bill is sponsored by two representatives:Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. His office wrote the bill.Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, ranking member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, as well as a member on the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities. The bill is cosponsored by 106 representatives. See the full list here. In addition, CISPA has a letter of approval from 28 large technology corporations and organizations. That includes Microsoft, Facebook, Intel, IBM, Oracle, Symantec, Verizon, AT&T and CTIA. Who Opposes CISPA?There is a competing bill in the House of Representatives sponsored by Rep. Dan Lungren (R-Calif.) titled, “Promoting and Enhancing Cybersecurity and Information Sharing Effectiveness Act” (the PRECISE Act). The Center for Democracy and Technology opposes CISPA but supports Lungren’s bill. Civic organization Avaaz.org has collected more than 600,000 online petitions opposing CISPA. The Electronic Frontier Foundation published a paragraph on its site titled, “Don’t Let Congress Use ‘Cybersecurity’ Fears to Erode Digital Rights.” The Constitution Project’s Virginia Sloan sent an open letter to “editorial page editors and writers” urging them to scrutinize CISPA. Hacker group Anonymous also opposes CISPA and has launched attacks against corporations that have stated support of the bill. Does It Stand a Chance?From a legislative perspective, CISPA is in a stronger place than SOPA ever was. It enjoys bipartisan sponsorship from Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) and Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) and has 106 cosponsors in the House of Representatives, including the likes of Darrell Issa and Michelle Bachmann. Issa, as many will recall, was a staunch opponent to SOPA and holds influence as the chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. What’s Next?CISPA made it through a Congressional committee in December with a 17-1 vote. It is currently being amended before going to a vote before the full House of Representatives on April 23. The CDT, EFF, Demand Progress and the American Civil Liberties Union will launch a week-long campaign next week ahead of the voting on CISPA to protest the bill and educate citizens, and persuade them to contact their members of Congress to voice their concerns. We will see if the anti-CISPA fervor reaches the level of the protests against SOPA and PIPA, but with some of the biggest technology companies supporting the bill, widespread blackouts are not likely. Efforts to degrade, disrupt, or destroy such system or network; or theft or misappropriation of private or government information, intellectual property, or personally identifiable information. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

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New Hampshire ~ Multiple Taxes: Voluntary Disclosure Program Rule Adopted

first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportThe New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration (DORA) has adopted a voluntary disclosure program rule for taxes it administers. The rule is being adopted pursuant to 2015 legislation establishing the program whereby “a person or entity voluntarily self-discloses a tax liability to the Department and the Department waives applicable penalties and settles and compromises the taxes and interest due through a voluntary disclosure agreement,” as reported. (TAXDAY, 2015/09/22, S.11)Subscribers can view the text of the adopted rule.Voluntary_Disclosure_RuleRev 2910: Voluntary Disclosure Program Rule, New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration, effective July 21, 2016last_img read more

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Language is the piece de resistence of political gambles in the South

first_imgLanguage is the piece de resistence of political gambles in the South. For over half a century regional parties have fomented anti-Hindi movements in their own interests. One of them, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) in Tamil Nadu, is whistling the tune which helped catapult it into power in 1967, two,Language is the piece de resistence of political gambles in the South. For over half a century regional parties have fomented anti-Hindi movements in their own interests. One of them, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) in Tamil Nadu, is whistling the tune which helped catapult it into power in 1967, two years after a violent agitation.Party President M. Karunanidhi, 48, chose January 26, to revive the movement for on that day in 1965, Hindi had become the de jure official language. It had sparked off violent student agitations resulting in 50 deaths in less than a week. The DMK as the party opposing the imposition rode the wave of anti-Hindi sentiment to get into the state legislature.The recent DMK call, however, was for peaceful black flag demonstrations and anti-Hindi rallies. As expected the ruling All-India Anna DMK matched it by organizing a conference to pay homage to those who had sacrificed their lives opposing authoritarianism of Hindi protagonists.A rash of violence – outcome of the debate on the state of Pondicherry – forced the anti-Hindi day into the background. However, both parties let the issue simmer. The four-man DMK team in Parliament decided on sporting black shirts at the joint session of both the houses. For its part the All-India Anna DMK, an off-shoot of the DMK, projects a similar stand in the name of its mentor the first DMK chief minister C.N. Annadurai. Says sexagenarian Chief Minister M. G. Ramachandran: “The party’s endeavour is to always live up to the ideals of Annadurai.”advertisementParty to the anti-Hindi cause – (left to right) Chenna Reddy, Devraj Urs, M.G. Ramachandran, A.K. Anthony and S.RamaswamyBackground: Months after the DMK came to power in July-August 1967, Tamil Nadu students agitated again following reports that the Union Government was considering introduction of regional languages as a media of instruction in colleges and universities, with Hindi as the medium in Union Government technological institutes.Amendments to the Official Languages Act soon after further roused the students. They objected to a Government directive that all employees learn Hindi. The agitation turned violent.Annadurai then called a special session of the state Legislative Assembly which resolved that the three-language formula be scrapped and only Tamil and English be taught in state schools, and Tamil be made available as the medium of instruction in all Government colleges. It also demanded that Hindi words of command used in the National Cadet Corps be stopped. The three-language formula, compulsory teaching of Hindi, English and regional languages in schools had earlier been accepted by all states including Tamil Nadu, where Congress was in power. Since then Hindi is not taught in Government schools.But concessions offered to students opting for Tamil medium at college have attracted few. A recent Government circular directed its employees to sign their names in Tamil. Says an observer: “Even the two-language formula gets only lip service.”A resolution is to be introduced on the language issue in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly. Chief Minister Ramachandran and his predecessor Karunanidhi, conferred without aides for 30 minutes on the draft of the proposed all-party resolution. The Annamalai University has been closed after an agitation demanding ban on Hindi films and songs on the university campus and exclusion of Hindi from the course syllabi.In Kerala, on the other hand, even hardcore Malayalees tend to agree that the Keralites cannot have a frog in the well attitude towards any language as they have always been an enterprising people known for their propensity to go out and take up jobs in any part of the world.1960s agitation – casting its shadowThe state Government has decided that the three-language formula should be preserved. But, Malayalam will gradually be adopted as the official language. A phased programme for the adoption started in early January.Popular Medium: Kerala has nearly 70 per cent literacy and most people are conversant with Hindi alphabets and some basic Hindi phrases. But their knowledge of Hindi ends with that. And, unlike other southern states where English is widely used among detractors as a language for communication, Malayalam is used in Kerala. Even Muslims and Christians, each of whom constitute 20 per cent of the population, converse in Malayalam and not in Urdu or English.The rights-conscious Keralites are wary about the Hindi imposition. When some official communication from the Centre was addressed in Hindi, during the period when Raj Narain was the Union health minister, the Kerala Government immediately lodged a protest. There has been no language riot recently. But if there were any move by the Central Government to enforce Hindi, the reaction would predictably be strong.advertisementMeanwhile, the Congress(I) President, Mrs Indira Gandhi is back in the saddle as president of the Dakshin Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha which promotes the learning and popularization of Hindi in Southern India – this is her third term. Observers accuse Mrs Gandhi of double standards. She took oath in Parliament in Kannada while heading an organization promoting the national language.Addressing a meeting in Hyderabad the Union Education Minister P. C. Chunder said: “The voice against Hindi in the South, particularly in Tamil Nadu, did not represent popular sentiment but was politically motivated.” His justification: 25,000 examinees had written in Hindi in various examinations in the southern states this year, which means that people are voluntarily learning Hindi.last_img read more

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9 months agoWolves boss Nuno: No cap for January signings

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Wolves boss Nuno: No cap for January signingsby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is not putting a cap on the number of signings the club will make this month.The Black Country club are still working on a deal to bring Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham, currently on loan at Aston Villa, to Molineux.But Nuno has hinted that that they might not be the only deal they complete this month.”There are no numbers,” he said.”It’s a squad and a shape you have, and you have to make the balance of who you have and what you want to build regarding the future.”It’s about who has made things well and we keep counting on, some other players not.”You have to make decisions. This is how we work, but there are no numbers.”It’s not about the system, it’s about the quality of the players.”A player can play in another system and be good for us.” last_img read more

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