In Rajasthan, the name of a village called ‘Miyon ka Bara’ was officially changed to ‘Mahesh Nagar’ after residents complained that they were not getting matrimonial matches as the name gave an impression that the village was inhabited by Muslims.The Union Home Ministry recently approved the change of name and conveyed the decision to the Rajasthan government.The village in Barmer district has a population of around 1,400. Tahir Samma, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Siwana tehsil, said before Independence the name of the village was ‘Mahesh Ro Bado’ which changed to ‘Miyon ka Bara’ over the course of time.“The residents were facing difficulty in finding marriage proposals for their children because of the village’s name. They approached the government authorities with the request to change the name,” Mr. Samma said.The Home Ministry examines the proposal for changing the names of villages, cities and railway stations once the proposal is received from the State government. “After consulting other agencies, if found appropriate, the Ministry conveys its no objection to the State and the gazette notification is issued,” an official said.In March, the Home Ministry had informed Parliament that between January 2017 and February 2018, it received 27 proposals from States requesting a change of names of villages, towns and railway stations. Rajasthan submitted eight proposals, including Miyon Ka Bara.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a roadshow and take part in the Ganga aarti on Thursday, a day before he files his nomination papers from this Uttar Pradesh constituency, a party functionary said. The nomination on Friday will also see a show of strength with several BJP allies, including Shiv Sena’s Uddhav Thackeray and Janata Dal (United)’s Nitish Kumar, expected to accompany Mr. Modi when he files the papers. The roadshow will begin at 3 p.m. after the Prime Minister garlands the statue of Banaras Hindu University founder Madan Mohan Malaviya, according to the schedule available now. The procession will end at around 7 p.m. at the Dashashwamedh Ghat, the most prominent of Varanasi’s ghats, where Mr. Modi will take part in the evening prayers. On Friday, the Prime Minister will hold a meeting at 9 a.m. with the party workers at a hotel in the Cantonment area.Ministers’ presence He will then offer prayers at the Kaal Bhairav temple before leaving for the Collectorate to file his papers, seeking re-election from the Lok Sabha seat. Union Ministers Sushma Swaraj, Piyush Goyal, J.P. Nadda and Nitin Gadkari are also likely to be present, party leaders said. read more
Transfers Man Utd sign Czech Republic U-18 goalkeeper Kovar Stephen Darwin 22:23 1/31/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Transfers Manchester United Slovácko Club Friendlies Premier League The 17-year-old, who has two caps for his country’s Under-18 side, will join up with the club’s academy after signing for the Red Devils Manchester United have announced that they have completed the signing of young goalkeeper Matej Kovar from FC Slovacko.The transfer is subject to international clearance, with the club making the announcement via their official website on deadline day.The 17-year-old will join United’s academy, linking up specifically with the club’s Under-18 team, who are coached by Kieran McKenna. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The news comes a day after teenagers George Tanner and Max Dunne signed their first professional contracts with the Red Devils, following the likes of Angel Gomes, Aidan Barlow, Aliou Traore and Arnau Puigmal.United’s Under-18 side are currently top of the Premier League North table, with eight wins from their opening 13 matches of the season.Jose Mourinho is unlikely to do any first-team business on deadline day, however, with Alexis Sanchez having already arrived in the January window.In terms of departures, Daley Blind has been linked with a move to Roma, although the player’s father has revealed that the club are not looking to offload him this month.Sweden legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic is also reportedly being lined up by LA Galaxy, with Mourinho revealing that he would not stand in the striker’s way if he wants to leave.One player who will definitely not be leaving, however, is Juan Mata, who had his contract extended to 2019 on Tuesday. read more
PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer speaks to the media after the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Urban Meyer is no longer coaching Ohio State this year. As part of his new gig at Fox Sports, Meyer will occasionally have to talk about Michigan.Or, in the case of this morning, he won’t talk about them much, even when asked. The Wolverines are playing Army this afternoon and Meyer was asked what they have to do to stop the Black Knights’ triple option attack.His response?On defending Army’s option. “What do the Wolverines have to do today?”Urban Meyer: “I don’t know. It’s not my problem.”— Eleven Warriors (@11W) September 7, 2019 It seems like Meyer is buying into the role of occasionally tweaking or trolling Michigan on air. He left OSU but the rivalry probably will never leave him.To be fair, he did followup with a little bit of football insight on defending the option.Meyer follows up by saying the origin of Cover-2 was to get a corner up in run support against option teams.— Eleven Warriors (@11W) September 7, 2019Meyer ended up giving a tutorial on defending the triple option, as well:First, he showed us how to run the triple option.Now, @CoachUrbanMeyer gives us a deep dive on how to defend it 👀📝 pic.twitter.com/N6zr1fKTRV— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) September 7, 2019Michigan and Army will kick off at noon ET today on FOX from “The Big House” in Ann Arbor.As for Ohio State, the Buckeyes are taking on Urban’s alma mater Cincinnati at home. That game will also kick off at noon on ABC.It will also be a return to Columbus for Cincinnati head coach Luke Fickell, a former star at OSU and the Buckeyes’ head coach during the 2011 season. read more
zoom Maritime industry group Wilhelmsen has increased its shareholding in NorSea Group from 40% to around 72%, thus becoming the majority shareowner.As informed, the increased shareholding was approved by the Norwegian Competition Authority on September 20, 2017, and the transaction will take place on September 26.“We wish to have an exposure towards the energy market, primarily oil and gas, but also the offshore wind industry. With an increased shareholding, we look forward to continue to develop NorSea Group and be an active player in the oil and gas industry,” Thomas Wilhelmsen, group CEO of Wilhelmsen, commented.Eidesvik Eiendomsinvest AS and Simon Møkster Eiendom AS will hold approximately 12% each, while management in NorSea Group controls the remaining 4%. Following the transaction, Wilhelmsen will buy a small portion of management controlled shares.Total consideration for the Wilhelmsen’s additional 32% investment in NorSea Group is NOK 545 million (USD 70 million). The investment is financed through existing liquidity and funding reserves, Wilhelmsen said.The company originally acquired 35.4% of the shares in NorSea Group in July 2012 and increased to 40% ownership in April 2014.With effect from the fourth quarter 2017, NorSea Group will be reported as a subsidiary in the Wilhelmsen group accounts.As part of the transaction, Nils P Dyvik will step down as chair and leave the helm to Jan Eyvin Wang. read more
New Delhi: Fourteen Indian shooters will be participating at the upcoming World Cup Finals, scheduled to be held in Putian, China between November 17 and 23. As per an ISSF press release, athletes from 35 nations have qualified in the eight events after entries for each event have been increased from this year to 18 from earlier 12. “All of the participants in the individual events will also be able to take part in the 10m Air Rifle/Air Pistol Mixed Team events and challenge for the President’s Trophy,” the release stated. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh Among the 14 Indian shooters, Anjum Moudgil and Manu Bhaker are the only two to have qualified for two events. While Moudgil has made the cut in both the women’s 10m air rifle and women’s 50m rifle 3 positions event, Bhaker has qualified for the women’s 10m air pistol and women’s 25m pistol events. Across all four ISSF World Cup stages this year, India won 16 gold, four silver and two bronze medals in 2019. Indian shooters list: Men: Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later10m Air rifle: Divyansh Singh Panwar. 50m Rifle 3-positions: Akhil Sheoran, Sanjeev Rajput. 10m Air pistol: Saurabh Chaudhary, Abhishek Verma, Shahzar Rizvi. 25m Rapid fire pistol: Anish Bhanwala. Women: 10m Air rifle: Anjum Moudgil, Apurvi Chandela, Elavenil Valarivan, Mehuli Ghosh. 50m Rifle 3-positions: Anjum Moudgil. 10m Air pistol: Yashaswini Singh Deswal, Manu Bhaker. 25m pistol: Rahi Sarnobat, Manu Bhaker. read more
The Dizzy Feet Foundation (DFF), co-founded by Nigel Lythgoe and Adam Shankman, is proud to announce its 9th annual National Dance Day (NDD) taking place on Saturday, July 28.Official partner sites on both coasts, the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, CA and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., will host day-long events.The Segerstrom Center event will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the center’s new Julianne and George Argyros Plaza, with the NDD routine led by So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) All-Star, Allison Holker. The Kennedy Center event, hosted by NYC Ballet principal dancer Ashley Bouder will begin at 2:00 p.m. outside on the N. Plaza, with the NDD routine led by Dancing with the Stars (DWTS) troupe member, Hayley Erbert. Both venues will feature live performances by special guest artists and offer fully inclusive and interactive dance lessons in a wide variety of dance styles, plus provide the opportunity to learn this year’s official NDD routine.This year’s NDD routine was created by Emmy-Award-winning choreographer Mandy Moore to Kylie Minogue’s song, “Dancing.” The video features DWTS troupe members Britt Stewart, Morgan Larson and Hayley Erbert along with Season 13 SYTYCD winner, Kida Burns and Season 11 contestant Nick Garcia, as well as The Rollettes founder Chelsie Hill. Watch the official 2018 NDD instructional video here when it goes LIVE on JUNE 28.Everyone is encouraged to participate by submitting their own creative version of the NDD routine and participate in this year’s dance challenge, #DanceMadeMeDoIt. Those who can’t attend the celebrations at the Kennedy Center or Segerstrom Center, are encouraged to host their own NDD event and register online by joining DFF’s National Directory of Events. Click here to learn more about submitting videos and hosting an event. read more
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POLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland have arrested a man in connection with the murder of a 50-year-old who was found dead in Belfast last Friday.Basil McAfee’s body was discovered in a house on Henderson Avenue of north Belfast on 20 December. Police said they believed that he had been stabbed a number of times.He had last been seen on the road by a relative the previous day.A 34-year-old man was arrested today in south Belfast this afternoon in connection with the case. He is being questioned in a Belfast police station.
MANNING, Ore. — A 19-year-old man told investigators he caused a three-car crash when he fainted while holding his breath as he drove through a tunnel northwest of Portland, Oregon State Police said.Daniel J. Calhon of Snohomish told investigators he fainted Sunday afternoon while holding his breath in the Highway 26 tunnel near the community of Manning, according to a news release. His car, a 1990 Toyota Camry, drifted across the centerline and crashed head-on with a Ford Explorer.Both vehicles struck the tunnel walls before a pickup hit the Camry.Calhon and his passenger, 19-year-old Bradley Meyring, of Edmonds, suffered non-life-threatening injuries, as did the two people in the Explorer: Thomas Hatch Jr., 67, and Candace Hatch, 61, of Astoria. All four were taken to hospitals.The two people in the pickup were not hurt. Calhon was cited for reckless driving, three counts of reckless endangerment and fourth-degree assault in Washington County Circuit Court. It was not clear if he had a lawyer.State Police Lt. Gregg Hastings said Monday he’s not sure why Calhon was holding his breath, but some people hold their breaths in tunnels as part of a game or superstition. read more
He has a record of being admitted via Baker Act on at least four separate occasions, court documents showed.The boy has made threats to kill himself, kill school board employees and burn down the school while with him inside, court documents said.7News spoke to the student’s grandfather, and he said that the family is trying to get the student the help he needs.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – A 12-year-old student appeared in court Wednesday morning after he allegedly pointed a BB gun at a Dillard High School staff member.According to police, the 6th grader pulled the gun out of his backpack, pointed it at a school counselor and pulled the trigger twice.The incident took place on Feb. 22, and the school, located near Northwest 25th Terrace and 11th Street, was placed on a temporary lockdown.“We had to make sure that the door was locked and the windows were covered and make sure that everyone makes it into the closet safe,” Dillard High School student Alexia Frontson said after the lockdown was lifted.According to the arrest report, after the student pulled the trigger of the BB gun, it jammed and never fired. He then threw it on the ground and took off running.7News has since learned that the student thought the BB gun was a real gun.However, the student’s father, Jeno Thomas, said the student knew the BB gun was not a real gun. “They’re trying to make it seem like he intentionally came to school to harm someone, which is he didn’t. I doubt that, because my son knows a real gun from a fake gun,” Thomas said.Fort Lauderdale Police units responded, and officers detained the boy shortly after.Dillard High School teaches students in grades six through 12.A Broward County Public Schools spokesperson told 7News that the student will not return to the school but will have access to an education that will be determined by the BCPS Board and the student code of conduct.Thomas said the incident stemmed from the student being bullied.“He only did that because he said he was being bullied by high school kids out here, and he was tired of people playing and playing with him like that,” Thomas said.After appearing in court, the 12-year-old was ordered to be held in secure detention for 21 days and will undergo a psychiatric evaluation. read more
WILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Community Television Executive Director Shaun Neville recently interviewed Wilmington School Committee member Jo Newhouse as part of WCTV’s 2019 Candidate Conversations series.Learn about Newhouse’s background in town, her qualifications, why she’s running, what she would bring to the board, and what she feels are the most important issues currently confronting Wilmington’s school system.Newhouse and newcomers Jay Samaha and Jesse Fennelly are running unopposed for three three-year seats on the School Committee at the April 27 Town Election.Watch the 6-minute interview, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:—Video Playerhttps://s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/wilmington.castus-vod/vod/video/8d5571f6-853e-4b33-a65f-cc38c82e11e9/video.original.mp400:0000:0005:47Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: School Committee Candidate Jesse Fennelly Discusses His Campaign With WCTVIn “Videos”VIDEO: School Committee Candidate Jay Samaha Discusses His Campaign With WCTVIn “Videos”A VOTER’S GUIDE To The Wilmington School Committee RaceIn “Government” read more
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To say that there’s a lot of anticipation in the run up to the launch of Diablo III is a bit of an understatement. When the game arrives on May 15, Blizzard will be hard pressed to keep up with demand, and with that in mind the developer wants to stress test the Battle.net servers.This coming weekend anyone can download and play a build of Diablo III as part of an open beta. Blizzard wants to throw as many players into the mix as possible and see how its back end copes. That could mean lots of downtime if they get it wrong, but the chance to play the game before release is sure to have thousands of gamers logging in.In order to play all you need is a valid Battle.net account, which you can sign up for today. The Diablo III client is already available to download with the game unlocking to play from 12:01pm PDT today. The open beta will end at 10am PDT on Monday, April 23.It seems as though open beta testers will have access to the same content closed beta testers have been playing with. The only real difference is a lack of access to the beta forums and no Beta Bucks for use in the auction house. Seeing as access is limited to just 3 days that shouldn’t be seen as a negative. It’s the content that counts for these 3 days.Blizzard isn’t promising a faultless experience, but then any bugs that do occur, even if they stop you playing, all help make for a smoother launch next month. So go get downloading the client and signing up for a Battle.net account. Then prepare to hopefully lose an entire weekend engrossed in Diablo III.Read more at Diablo Fans read more
Stay on target Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Get Used to ‘Fortnite’s’ Powerful Mech Suits After a couple weeks of teasing, Fox has finally shed some light on Alien: Blackout. The next interactive adventure of Ellen Ripley’s daughter isn’t terrorizing a console near you but rather a mobile phone. And if you just want a spooky good time surviving Xenomorphs, Alien: Blackout might be the game for you. But for more hardcore fans, the real nightmare is what this game actually is compared to what they thought it might be.Take a look at the teaser.Developed by Rival Games and Theory Interactive, Fox describes Alien: Blackout as a “premium survival horror mobile game” where players try to hold onto their lives as well as save others on a downed Weyland-Yutani space station. They do so by carefully using emergency systems, maps, and motion trackers with limited power while making sure not to run into a deadly big old honkin’ alien. So far so good.AdChoices广告But considering this brief teaser consists for shifting between video monitors and waiting for a Xenomorph jump scare to break the tension, folks are already beginning to believe this is just a Alien-themed reskin of the Five Nights at Freddy’s formula, a formula that already ran out its welcome after six games worth of material for racist teenagers to shriek over on YouTube. Although honestly the Xenomorph would be way scarier as an animatronic pizza mascot.There have been plenty of bad Alien games over the years. Remember Aliens: Colonial Marines? But the reason Alien: Blackout stings is because between the name, lengthy teasing, and continuation of Amanda Ripley’s storyline, fans really thought they were getting a full-fledged PC/console sequel to the surprisingly excellent survival horror game Alien: Isolation from 2014. We won’t know for sure until we play it for ourselves, but this mobile game doesn’t look like that. Fortunately, gamers don’t yet seem to be throwing a tantrum, unlike with Diablo Immortal from last year. And hopefully there is an actual Alien: Isolation sequel coming, just like actual Diablo 4. What a great thing to potentially announce on the inexplicable Alien Day this April 26.Alien: Blackout launches on the App Store and Google Play store later this month. Here’s hoping the next Alien game draws inspiration from Alien: Covenant and is just a Michael Fassbender simulator. read more
Lyricist-poet Gulzar was in the capital on Friday to launch the DVDs of Godan and Nirmala from his 26-episode 2004 TV serial called Tehreer…Munshi Premchand Ki on Doordarshan. Doordarshan has brought out these iconic novels from the Indian classical literature in a contemporary format. Commenting on Premchand’s works during the launch Gulzar said, ‘I adapted most of Premchand’s books for the screen because the author is utterly close to my heart. I met Premchand during three stages of my life. I met him first in school when I read Hajj-E-Akbar and Idgah. I could very well relate to the story of ‘Idgah’ because I had seen my mother making chapatis in the tandoor and her hands used to get blistered.’ Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The director said that the second time he met Premchand was when he was in college. He said, ‘I started relating with the sociopolitical scenario of society. Last, I met him was when I became a director. I adored the way how beautifully he used to bring out the small nuances of our day-to-day lives.’ The 79-year-old director who started off his film career with director Bimal Roy’s Bandini said that films today should not be blamed for the evils of the society. He also commented on the art of cinema and said that cinema is the mirror of the society. Nothing goes to society from cinema. Cinema, in turn, presents the violence that occurs society in a loud way to provide a message with the help of background music.Gulzar also said that literature cannot be a reformer; it can only remind of or record the past era. read more
Actor Alia Bhatt, who will be working with director Karan Malhotra in Shuddhi, says she is excited to work under him after watching his latest film Brothers.Alia was present at the special screening of Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra
Bengal Association has been working to promote Indian cultural literary and linguistic visage with equal esteem and respect towards all language speaking residents; living, surrounding or intermingling with them. To commemorate the existence of the association and celebrate its diamond jubilee, year-long festivities will be held in Delhi and NCR. Bengal Association was initiated by great visionary, Dr. B C Roy, Chief Minister of West Bengal in 1958. The foundation stone of the Muktadhara Banga Sanskriti Bhawan was laid by Jyoti Basu, the then Chief Minister of West Bengal. Aruna Asaf Ali, Professor Humayun Kabir, the then Chief Justice Sudhir Ranjan Das and others were the members of the first executive committee of Bengal Association. Over the years, illustrious people like Professor Humayun Kabir, Dr. Triguna Sen, Professor DP Chattopadhyay, Justice AC Gupta, Pranab Mukherjee, former President of India, Somnath Chatterjee, the then Lok Sabha Speaker, DP Mukherjee adorned the post of President of the Association. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfDiamond jubilee celebration initiated with an evening of classical music on December 16, at Muktadhara, New Delhi. The event was inaugurated by eminent Kathak exponent, Shovana Narayan. The programme included light classical music by eminent singer lndra Mukherjee, shankar guitar by Dr Kamala Shankar and vocal recital by Pandit Vidyadhar Vyas.Bengal Association proposes to organise ‘Yubo Natyo Utsatt’ (Youth Theatre Festival)in Bangla, Hindi, English, and other languages on January 21, 2018, at Muktadhara, New Delhi. The aim is to encourage and provide stage to upcoming generations for their productions. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe Association will be organising ’17th Bangla Boi Mela’ (Book Fair) and ‘Banga Sanskriti Utsab’ in March 2018. The book fair, popular amongst the populace of Delhi/ NCR attracts book lovers from every walk of life. The fair is the third largest in India, after Kolkata and Agartala (Tripura). It also proposes to organise series of lectures by eminent personalities such as Dr Karan Singh, Dr Bibek Debroy, MJ Akbar, Chief Swami of Secretary Rama Krishna Ashram, and many others.During April and May, a camp would be organized comprising of a three-day workshop, followed by a three-day exhibition of the works by some young artists and a day-long seminar towards the end.Bengal Association will also conduct various cultural functions throughout the year with eminent exponents and new emerging talents. Also, one could witness exhibitions of handicrafts and handloom products by artisans of West Bengal and North Eastern states.The Association proposes to organise football match, a half-marathon for school children of Delhi-NCR and other sports events as well. Apart from that, felicitation of prominent Bengali personalities of Delhi /NCR from various fields is proposed. Classical and award-winning Bangla cinemas will be screened and a Bangla food festival will be held to make the new generation – living away from Bengal – familiar with the Bangla cine work and traditional cuisines, respectively. read more
New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates The Mexico City Health Department said the boy lost both eyes and was suffering some leakage of cerebral fluid. He was in intensive care and was listed in guarded condition, but doctors said in a statement that such leakage normally stops by itself and that no brain surgery is planned at the moment.The chief prosecutor for Mexico state, where Nezahualcoyotl is located, said the boy’s mother had apparently urged others to help her mutilate her son in order “to prevent an earthquake and save the world.”Several adults were at the home reciting a prayer, and had apparently been fasting because “the world was going to end,” said Nezahualcoyotl assistant police Chief Samuel Cuevas Monroy, quoting the boy’s grandmother. The mother, identified as Maria del Carmen Rios, 28, reportedly told the boy to close his eyes and when he refused, she decided to gouge them out “to clean them.”Some reported the mother had become incoherent and began shouting “Let’s kill him, to get the Devil out of him,” Neme said.Most of the others present at the time were relatives, including the boy’s aunt and uncle, and authorities said the adults appeared to have been consuming unspecified drugs. The mother and seven others were being held pending charges. 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements The 22-year-old aunt allegedly held the boy while the mother gouged out his eyes, apparently with her fingers.Neme said it was not clear if the mutilation was linked to any sort of religious belief.Eight followers of the cult known as “Santa Muerte, ” or Saint Death, were recently charged with the sacrificial killings of two 10-year-old boys and a 55-year-old woman in northern Sonora state. The cult had never before been linked to human sacrifice.Mexico’s most notorious case of ritual sacrifice came with the “narco-satanicos” killings of the 1980s. Fifteen bodies, many of them with signs of ritual sacrifice, were unearthed at a ranch outside the border city of Matamoros, across from Brownsville, Texas.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 0 Comments Share Associated PressMEXICO CITY (AP) – A 5-year-old Mexican boy whose eyes were allegedly gouged out by his mother as part of a drug-fueled ritual “to save the world” is expected to live, but has been left completely blind, health authorities said Friday.The boy, identified by authorities only as Fernando, was taken to a hospital in Mexico City after police discovered the mother clutching her eyeless son at a home in the working-class suburb of Nezahualcoyotl early Thursday. Sponsored Stories Top Stories New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family read more
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T Spain’s largest airline, Iberia revealed its restructuring plan, prompting staff to declare a pre-Christmas strike.Union representatives for the staff of Iberia announced the strike in response to the restructure’s proposal to reduce the carrier’s current workforce by 25 percent, slashing 4500 jobs.The strike will impinge on airline operations on 14, 7, 18, 19, 20 and 21 December 2012.Union representative Francisco Rodriguez said the strike will affect “all activities of the company.”The revolt has been labelled costly and “absolutely untimely and irresponsible” by Iberia managing director Rafael Sanchez-Lozano.The Spanish airline suffered losses of €262 million between January and September 2012.Iberia’s restructuring plan also includes fleet and capacity reductions. Pre-Christmas strikes planned for Spain’s largest airline.