Lockdown Hacks- Lockdown is for real

first_imgSince the time we have been in lockdown our Prime Minister Mr Modi has been coming up with some engaging activities… like applauding from your terraces or balconies  at 5 pm for 5 mins and wow what a view it was the entire nation came together applauding hooting shankhs  and ringing bells , banging on plates .. I literally had goosebumps at that particular moment  .and was so overwhelmed that tears rolled down  from eyes.That how as a nation we stood in unity .. as one applauding for our front-liners. And then the next campaign he came up with switching of all the lights and lighting  Diya’s / flash lights or torchlight at 9 pm for 9 mins .. and what an eye catching and overwhelming view it was people coming out of their homes in their balconies / terraces / patios and lighting Diya’s candles with sound of Arti’s and Gayatri mantras to be heard all around …creating such spiritual vibrations all around.What’s is this man trying? I feel he is playing a life coach for the entire nation he knows how to hit the emotional quotient . He is wiring our minds such that we see the good side of the difficult situation . He is telling us not to let fear and insecurity creep in .. if we do , it will start reflecting in our personality and attitude. It takes 21 days to form a habit and if we let fear and uncertainty be constantly on our mind , this means we are training our mind to be fearsome and negative .. so our PM in his own  way is telling each one of us have faith this too shall pass..This 70 year old man has created a path for all of us by monitoring our minds such that each one is following the guidelines and trying to make the environment a safe place to be .. this is for sure once this lockdown ends none of us will come out as the same person .. this lockdown is going to change us for sure .So you better put some thoughts here:Protect your mind and personalityDiscipline vs DistractionFreedom after LockdownRe-think and Re-imagine your work , your operating basis and your future.Friend & Guide,Neetu BhandariFollow my Instagram & Facebooklast_img read more

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Capitol rioter seen attacking law enforcement with baseball bat turns himself in

first_imgWin McNamee/Getty ImagesBy AARON KATERSKY, JULIA JACOBO and ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Federal authorities are continuing to charge rioters who took part in the siege on Capitol Hill.These are the most recent arrests:Rioter seen attacking police with a batA man who was captured on surveillance video attacking law enforcement with a bat at the entrance of the Capitol turned himself in to the Metropolitan Police Department on Monday.Emanuel Jackson is allegedly the rioter in the photos the FBI released to the public in an effort to identify him, according to federal court documents.On the surveillance video, Emanuel is allegedly seen making a fist and repeatedly striking a Capitol police officer while attempting to force himself into the building, his arrest affidavit states.Later, he is “clearly observed” with a metal baseball bat striking a group of both Capitol and D.C. police officers, according to the court document.It is unclear whether Jackson has retained an attorney.Two Texas rioters, including a former Marine, accused of violenceTwo Texas men have both been arrested over their roles in the violence at the Capitol, the Justice Department announced Tuesday.Ryan Nichols and Alex Harkrider were identified from photos they posted to their social media accounts, along with several threatening messages calling for a violent overthrow of the government, according to an arrest affidavit.In one video posted online, Nichols, a former Marine, can allegedly be seen yelling into a bullhorn in the direction of a large crowd, saying, “If you have a weapon, you need to get your weapon!” the federal court document states.Nichols also allegedly said, “This is the second revolution right here folks!” and “This is not a peaceful protest,” according to the affidavit.Both Nichols, 30, and Harkrider, 33, are seen in videos trying to force entry into the building, with Nichols allegedly spraying what appears to be a large canister of pepper spray in the direction of officers. Nichols was also allegedly in possession of a crowbar, the court document states.The FBI also noted several other social posts from Nichols, including one on Dec. 24 that showed a bullet and stated, “By Bullet or Ballot, Restoration of the Republic is Coming,” according to the affidavit. Another post on Dec. 28 stated, “Pence better do the right thing, or we’re going to MAKE you do the right thing.”Nichols was once featured on “The Ellen Degeneres Show” in 2018 after he drove 18 hours to rescue dogs before Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina.It is unclear whether Nichols and Harkrider have retained attorneys.Member of extremist group Three PercentersRobert Gieswein — part of the Oath-keepers related extremist group The Three Percenters — was charged with assaulting a federal officer with bear spray and a baseball bat.According to court documents, Gieswein “encouraged other rioters as they broke a window of the Capitol building; entered … and then charged through the Capitol building.”An FBI affidavit confirmed that Gieswein runs a private paramilitary training group called the Woodland Wild Dogs and that he was identified from a patch for that group that was visible on a tactical vest he wore during the attack on Congress.The affidavit said Gieswein gave a media interview echoing anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and that Congress needs “to get the corrupt politicians out of office. Pelosi, the Clintons … every single one of them, Biden, Kamala.”Retired NYFD firefighterFreeport, New York, resident Thomas Fee surrendered to the FBI Tuesday morning at the bureau’s resident agency on Long Island.Fee, a retired NYFD firefighter, allegedly sent a relative of his girlfriend a selfie of himself inside the Capitol, prosecutors said. He’s been charged by authorities.In the text message, Fee, 53, allegedly wrote that he was “at the tip of the spear,” a reference to the Capitol rotunda, according to the court documents.Fee drove to Washington, D.C., on Jan. 5, and a license plate reader in New York picked up the Chevy Tahoe he was driving upon his return on Jan. 7, the court documents state.Former FIT studentNicholas Moncada, a 20-year-old former student at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan, was taken into custody at his Staten Island home Monday. He allegedly livestreamed his “storming” of the Capitol on Jan. 6, prosecutors said.Moncada allegedly also posted a selfie of himself inside the Capitol, captioning it, “Outside Pelosi’s office.”He was recognized by fellow FIT students, who then alerted the FBI to his involvement, according to the court documents.Moncada was an illustration major but has not been enrolled at the school since May 2020 and did not receive a degree, a spokesperson for FIT told ABC News.In a statement to ABC News, Moncada’s attorney, Mario Gallucci, said he is not facing any violent charges.“Mr. Moncada was taken into custody this morning by the FBI and has been charged with various sections of the United States Code for trespassing inside a restricted building and trying to disrupt or impeded the conduct of Government business, as well as, trespassing on the floor of various Government rooms including the House of Congress, the lobby adjacent to the floor and the Rayburn Room of the House of Congress,” Galluci said. “I do not believe he is being charged with committing any acts of violence. Mr. Moncada denies any participation in the effort to overthrow the Government, and he looks forward to defending his good name.”Dozens of rioters who participated in the siege have already been taken into custody.Last week, the man seen wearing a “Camp Auschwitz” hoodie, Olympic gold medalist swimmer Klete Keller and several members of law enforcement were arrested in connection to the riot.It is unclear whether Fee has retained an attorney.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Danes, Belgians among happiest workers

first_imgDenmark and Norway are home to the world’s happiest and most loyal employees, according to a study released Thursday.Austria was in fifth place when it came to employee satisfaction, with the Netherlands in seventh and Belgium in eighth place, according to the findings from the Global Workforce Happiness Index, compiled by branding research firm Universum.Worker happiness was judged on how satisfied employees were in their positions, willingness to recommend their current employer, and the likelihood they will switch jobs in the near future.last_img read more

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NIKE Donates Shoes to Every Teen in New Orleans

first_img New Orleans Saints running back Deuce McAllister, was on hand to inspire local teens to get active over summer break. “People are caring about you,” said McAllister, wearing a black T-shirt designed with the word ‘Rebuild.’ “You just have to do your part by hitting the books and staying out of trouble.” The Nike program is set to distribute athletic shoes to kids in 21 cities nationwide over the summer, through a partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association. More than 60,000 shoes, worth about $6 million, will be donated to kids encouraging them to get outside and play. Other cities include: Los Angeles, Calif.; Washington, D.C.; New York, N.Y.; Chicago, Ill.; Baltimore and Prince George’s County, Md.; Dallas and Austin, Texas; Atlanta, Ga.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Orlando, Miami, Tampa and Jacksonville, Fla.; Nashville, Tenn.; Boston, Mass.; Milwaukee County, Wis.; Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn.; and Portland, Ore. “The NikeSummerShoes program is an expression of our collective belief in the power of sport to change the lives of young people,” said Kathy Spangler, director or National Partnerships for NRPA. “With this incredible donation from Nike, we will supply every teen in New Orleans with inspiration and opportunity. It is amazing what one pair of shoes can do for a child. Now, think of the benefits of that, multiplied by all of the cities involved in this program over the summer.”AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThe Nike Summer Shoes program kicked off in New Orleans, La., yesterday with a free pair of shoes for every middle and high school student in the city, a donation of more than 13,000 pairs of trainers and high tops. At a gymnasium ceremony, piles of shoe boxes coaxed excitement from teens, many of whom had lost everything in the hurricane two years ago… last_img read more

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Australian rugby team trains at ND

first_imgThe Australian national rugby union team, nicknamed the Wallabies, arrived in South Bend on Saturday and will be training on campus through Thursday. The squad, which is currently ranked third in the world, behind New Zealand and Ireland, will then travel to Chicago for a test match at Soldier Field against the 16th-ranked USA Eagles on Saturday night.  Members from both the Notre Dame men and women’s club rugby teams attended Monday night’s practice with their coaches. Sophomore Rachael Shey, a member of the women’s club rugby team, said although the practice was optional for Notre Dame players, watching with her coach was a beneficial learning experience.“Our coach is here for the practice. He’s here to network and teach us what they’re doing,” she said.Senior Andy Preising, captain and president of the men’s club rugby team, said Saturday’s game would be a test for the Eagles. “They’ve got a game on Saturday, which unfortunately is at the same time as the Texas game,” Preising said. “It’s going to be a big test for the U.S., definitely. We had our first international test in America last year — we played the All Blacks [New Zealand’s national rugby union team].”This will only be the fourth time the Wallabies have played in the U.S. and the first time they’ve played the Eagles in nearly 40 years. Preising says the team will not practice on Notre Dame’s Stinson Rugby Field but instead on the field near Stepan Center. “We’ve opened up our facilities to them. They’re not actually going to be playing much on our field because it’s turf and Soldier Field is grass,” he said. Director of Sports Science Matt Howley is from Australia and Kevin Ricks, associate athletic trainer, said Howley was part of why the Wallabies got into contact with Notre Dame. “They were scheduled to play in Chicago and were already looking for a place nearby to practice and train before the match,” Ricks said. While Notre Dame players will probably not have the opportunity to interact much with the Wallabies, Ricks said the Irish athletic staff are expected to interact with the team’s support staff of therapists, doctors and strength coaches. The Australian staff is considered to be one of the most advanced in the world in terms of sports science, and they will be working with Irish strength and conditioning coaches, athletic trainers and nutritionists. After the Wallabies play in Chicago, the squad will return to Notre Dame for more training before going off to London on Sept. 13 to compete in the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Their first game is Sept. 23 against Fiji.  Tags: athletics, athletics department, Australia, Rugby, Stepan Center, wallabieslast_img read more

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Ulysee Soileau Jr.

first_img Survivors include his daughter, Peggy LeBlanc and husband Rick of Groves; two sons, Doug Soileau of Lebanon, TN and Jimmy Soileau of Lake Charles, LA; six grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.A visitation for family and friends will begin at 10 a.m., Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves, followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Brother Hilton Ferguson, Jr. officiating. Ulysee Soileau Jr., 96 of Groves, Texas passed away Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Holland Place Assisted Living in Nederland, Texas.Ulysee was born November 15, 1923 in Palmetto, Louisiana to Ulysee Soileau Sr. and Irene Carrier Soileau.He was an area resident for 75 years and a member of Groves First Baptist Church. Ulysee retired from Texaco as an operator after 40 years of service.He proudly served in the Air Force during World War II.He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Mills Soileau; daughter, Patti Lynn Soileau; daughter-in-laws, Lois Soileau and Rene’ Soileau; one sister and two brothers.last_img read more

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Toads & Badgers & Moles, Oh My! Tony Robinson and More Lead The Wind in the Willows’ West End Transfer

first_img Robinson is best known as Baldrick on the BBC TV series Blackadder. He also served as the host of TV’s Time Team and The Worst Jobs in History, and appeared in My Wonderful Life, The Real Da Vinci Code, Big Top and Maid Marian and Her Merry Men. His British theater credits include Twelfth Night, Follow the Star, Monsieur Perrichon’s Travels and An Enemy of the People. The Wind in the Willows is going on a wild ride to the West End, featuring stage and screen star Tony Robinson in his first appearance treading the boards in 16 years. The whimsical theater adaptation of Kenneth Graham’s popular 1908 children’s novel will transfer to the Duchess Theatre on December 11 and will play a limited engagement through February 1, 2014. Opening night is set for December 16. Directed and choreographed by Will Tuckett, the Royal Opera House production brings the classic story to life with music and dance. Additional puppet design comes courtesy of War Horse’s Toby Olie. View Comments The Wind in the Willows highlights the escapades of the hotheaded Toad and his loyal friends in the classic story for all ages. Featuring a score by Martin Ward, the production draws inspiration from the music of Edwardian composer George Butterworth. The adaptation also features narration written by former Poet Laureate Sir Andrew Morton and designs by the Quay Brothers and Nicki Gillibrand. Joining Robinson as Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows features Will Kemp (Swan Lake), reprising his role as Ratty, Chris Penfold as Toad, Christopher Akrill as Badger and Clemmie Sveaas as Mole. Other company members include Ewan Wardrop, Paul James Rooney, Kayleigh Gore, Connor Dowling, Kirsty Mather, Anna Martine, Jo Meredith and Aron Wild. The Wind in the Willows originally premiered at the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Studio Theatre in 2002.last_img read more

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Green Mountain College $200,000 First in Sustainability Scholarship essay deadline February 15

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Green Mountain College, the nation’s number-one college for sustainability-based education, reminds high school seniors that the essay deadline for its new First in Sustainability Scholarship Award is right around the corner. All essays must be submitted online and received by February 15, 2017 by 11:59 pm Pacific time. For students who are passionate about pursuing careers in social, economic and/or environmental sustainability, this is an opportunity to take full advantage of Green Mountain College’s premier curriculum.The winning student will receive free tuition, room, board and fees for all four years at the college—a total value of $200,000. “We are thrilled to enable a student who is passionate about a career in sustainability to get a head start at Green Mountain College,” said Robert (Bob) Allen, President of the institution. “As the #1 college for sustainability in the nation, we are empowering our students to make a meaningful impact for generations to come.”Any high school senior applying for admission to Green Mountain College’s class of 2021 is eligible for this scholarship. Applicants are required to submit an additional essay, describing what change they would like to make for a better and more sustainable world. The piece (up to 800 words) should address these two topics:This is what you would change.This is how an education at Green Mountain College will prepare you to make the change.One winner will be announced April 15, 2017.  The online application form can be found at greenmtn.edu/sustainabilityscholarship(link is external).Green Mountain College offers 22 academic majors and 32 additional minors and certificates, all built on its core sustainability focused general education curriculum. Students also gain extensive practical experience, an advantage when entering the “green jobs” market. Ninety-seven percent of graduates are employed or in graduate school and ninety-five percent of graduates are satisfied or very satisfied in their work.Green Mountain College offers rolling admissions. To apply for next year’s freshman class, visit discover.greenmtn.edu/applynow/inquiryform(link is external). For additional information about the scholarship, email Karen Martinsen Fleming at [email protected](link sends e-mail).About Green Mountain College – Purposeful, Personal, PracticalThe nation’s number-one college and curriculum for sustainability, Green Mountain College prepares students to build meaningful careers pursuing social, economic and environmental sustainability. The college’s holistic sustainability-based education, built on a core sustainability focused general education curriculum, enables students to develop the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in our rapidly changing world. The college also offers online master’s degree programs, and a three-year B.S. degree in partnership with The Killington Resort. For more information, visit www.greenmtn.edu(link is external).SOURCE POULTNEY, Vt., Feb. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Green Mountain College To apply, please visit greenmtn.edu/sustainabilityscholarship(link is external).last_img read more

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Endurance Films call for Racing Team applications

first_img Related Endurance Films, the leading producer and distributor of endurance sports training multimedia, has today announced its call for applications to the 2012 roster of the Endurance Films Racing Team.Launched in 2011, the Endurance Films Racing Team debuted at USA Triathlon’s Age Group National Championships in Burlington, Vermont. The Racing Team is comprised of age group triathletes ‘who are not only highly competitive, but also epitomize the best spirit of the multisport community.’Last year, Endurance Films Racing Team athletes appeared in numerous global championships, including the Sprint World Championship, Duathlon World Championship, and the ITU Long Course World Championship. In addition to these global events, Racing Team members regularly competed across the United States in triathlons of all distances.“We are excited to expand our Endurance Films Racing Team for 2012 and build on the accomplishments of our team from last year,” said Eric Feller, CEO of Endurance Films. “Everything gelled perfectly, from the success of our athletes to the exposure our sponsors received, not only from our marketing campaigns, but from having a team of visible and vocal age group ambassadors for their brands.”“It’s humbling to see the level of dedication for our sport as demonstrated by age group triathletes and our Racing Team,” added Danny Kolker, VP of Production for Endurance Films. “Selecting our Endurance Films Racing Team is a challenge in itself since we get to see firsthand the passion our applicants have for triathlon as well as the phenomenal level of talent out there. We’re proud of our Racing Team’s accomplishments and we look forward to a great season in 2012!”Age Group triathletes interested in applying to join the Endurance Films Racing Team may do so either by submitting a video or short essay at the Endurance Films Racing Team website. Submissions should detail why the applicant would make a great fit for the Endurance Films Racing Team. Applications must be received by 30 June.The Endurance Films Racing Team is supported by Champion System, TrainingPeaks, Aqua Sphere, SweatVac, EcoSportsBottle and Jack Kane Custom Racing Bicycles.www.endurancefilms.comlast_img read more

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Merriam’s IKEA flips the switch on Kansas’s largest roof solar panel array

first_imgThe Merriam IKEA is now how to the largest functioning rooftop solar panel array in the state. Photo courtesy IKEA Merriam.The largest rooftop solar panel array in the state of Kansas is now fully functional in northeast Johnson County.The Merriam IKEA announced this week that it has officially turned on a new 92,000 square foot array of solar panels. The array, which is made up of 2,394 panels, is expected to produce 986,800 kWh of electricity each year.IKEA Merriam’s Annie Crandall said the solar array was part of the store’s power plans from the beginning, but that engineers anticipated the design and installation of the system would take several months after the open date to complete.At this point, Crandall said, they don’t know exactly how much of IKEA’s total electricity needs the panel array will fill, but that it will be significant.“We aren’t sure exactly how much it will contribute overall,” she said. “But it definitely puts a huge dent in our needs.”The Merriam IKEA store also has a geothermal heating and cooling system, similar to the one installed at Prairie Village City Hall in 2011.last_img read more

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