Earth recycles ocean floor into diamonds

first_imgMelbourne: Most diamonds are formed from recycled ancient seabeds that became buried deep beneath the Earth’s crust, a study has found. Researchers from Macquarie University in Australia recreated extreme pressures and temperatures found 200 kilometres underground. They showed that seawater in sediment from the bottom of the ocean reacts in the right way to produce the balance of salts found in diamond. The study, published in Science Advances, settles a long-standing question about the formation of diamonds. Also Read – ‘Hong Kong won’t rule out Chinese help over protests'”There was a theory that the salts trapped inside diamonds came from marine seawater, but couldn’t be tested,” said Michael Forster, a professor at Macquarie University. “Our research showed that they came from marine sediment,” said Forster. Diamonds are crystals of carbon that form beneath the Earth’s crust in very old parts of the mantle. They are brought to the surface in volcanic eruptions of a special kind of magma called kimberlite. While gem diamonds are usually made of pure carbon, so-called fibrous diamonds, which are cloudy and less appealing to jewellers, often include small traces of sodium, potassium and other minerals that reveal information about the environment where they formed. Also Read – Pak Army chief accompanies Imran at key meetings in ChinaThese fibrous diamonds are commonly ground down and used in technical applications like drill bits. Fibrous diamonds grow more quickly than gem diamonds, which means they trap tiny samples of fluids around them while they form. “We knew that some sort of salty fluid must be around while the diamonds are growing, and now we have confirmed that marine sediment fits the bill,” said Forster. For this process to occur, a large slab of sea floor would have to slip down to a depth of more than 200 kilometres below the surface quite rapidly, in a process known as subduction in which one tectonic plate slides beneath another. The rapid descent is required because the sediment must be compressed to more than four gigapascals (40,000 times atmospheric pressure) before it begins to melt in the temperatures of more than 800 degrees Celsius found in the ancient mantle.To test the idea, team members carried out a series of high-pressure, high-temperature experiments. They placed marine sediment samples in a vessel with a rock called peridotite that is the most common kind of rock found in the part of the mantle where diamonds form. Then they turned up the pressure and the heat, giving the samples time to react with one another in conditions like those found at different places in the mantle.last_img read more


Work to do in ensuring end to internal misconduct Victoria police chief

first_imgVICTORIA – The chief of the Victoria Police Department says there is still “work to do” in the wake of a scathing report that found former chief Frank Elsner committed eight acts of misconduct while in office.“The behaviour that was described in the final report is simply unacceptable in the workplace,” Chief Const. Del Manak told a news conference Friday.Senior managers in the department will work with the police board and union leaders to identify and address all workplace issues that made Elsner’s actions possible, he said.“How could this behaviour have occurred in our midst?” Manak said, questioning if the force did enough to immediately identify Elsner’s misconduct and take action to prevent it from happening again.He pointed to the recently created diversity and inclusion executive committee and mandatory anti-bullying and harassment training and ethics courses as signs the department is committed to a healthier work environment.Manak also praised the “brave and ethical people at this police department,” who witnessed Elsner’s actions and spoke up.“Their courageous actions led directly to Wednesday’s final report by the (Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner),” he said.Commissioner Stan Lowe found Elsner had been “caught in a web of untruths” that began when the former chief sent inappropriate Twitter messages to the wife of an officer in his department.Elsner lied to investigators, minimized the inappropriate comments, encouraged another witness to make a false statement, had unwanted physical contact with two female officers, made inappropriate sexual remarks to another and misused department equipment, Lowe found.He resigned as chief last May but Lowe demoted him to the rank of constable and dismissed him from policing.Elsner could not be reached for comment.last_img read more


Tanzania to support Sri Lanka

During the lengthy discussions, the two leaders focused attention on several areas of bilateral cooperation including economy, investment, trade, technology and tourism. Minister of External Affairs Prof. G. L. Peiris, Minister of Sports Mahindananda Aluthgamage, Minister of Public Relations and Public Affairs Mervyn Silva, Monitoring MP of the Ministry of External Affairs Sajin De Vaas Gunawardene, Members Parliament Lohan Ratwatte and Lakshman Wasantha Perera, Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga and Governor of the Central Bank Ajith Nivard Cabraal were also present at the Discussion. (Colombo Gazette) Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete has said his country will back Sri Lanka at many international fora, the President’s office said today.President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is now on a state visit to Tanzania held bilateral discussions with his Tanzanian counterpart Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete at the State House in Tanzania yesterday. President Rajapaksa elaborated on present investment opportunities in Sri Lanka and invited Tanzanian investors to make use of those opportunities. President apprised the Tanzanian President of preparations to host 2013 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (2013) in Sri Lanka. President Kikwete while reaffirming his support for a successful Summit in Sri Lanka pledged his country’s cooperation to Sri Lanka at many international fora.The Tanzanian President hosted the Sri Lankan delegation for a State Banquet at the State House. read more


UN officials pay tribute to Sergio Vieira de Mello at memorial symposium

Co-sponsored by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs at New York’s Fordham University, the day-long symposium was devoted to the theme of ‘Human Security for All.’“Sergio would have been glad that you are addressing this simple but powerful theme: the notion that every man, woman and child must have clean water, enough food to eat, adequate shelter, basic health care, a decent education, protection from violence, and a popularly elected government,” Mr. Annan said in a message delivered by Jan Egeland, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs in charge of OCHA.Referring to the bomb attack that killed Mr. Vieira de Mello, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and 21 others, Mr. Annan added: “Their deaths were a shock to us all – and a terrible illustration of the new dangers we face in seeking to bring relief to suffering populations.”Fordham University posthumously bestowed an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters on Mr. Vieira de Mello, a degree that was accepted by his widow Annie and son Laurent.Those scheduled to address the symposium included Mr. Egeland, Mark Malloch Brown, Administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), and Peter Hansen, Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). read more


Diplomatic Quartet to prepare report to lay ground for IsraelPalestine talks –

Speaking at a press conference at UN Headquarters in New York, Nickolay Mladenov, Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, said that the Quartet, in its last principals meeting in Munich, decided to compile a report that will examine impediments to a two-state solution and recommend the way forward.The work has already started and the Quartet is seeking inputs from both sides and other stakeholders, including Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, to produce a good assessment, he said, expressing hope that the report, to be concluded in a few months, will inform the international opinion and consolidate consensus on a two-state solution as the only viable option.Turning to the reconstruction of Gaza, he said that since the end of hostilities in 2014, the UN engaged both sides in putting together a mechanism to allow the import of building materials. This has begun to see visible results. Now 100,000 families have access to construction materials to repair and rebuild their homes, and 9,000 jobs have been created.It is now vital to move forward with key infrastructure projects, namely those related to access to fresh water and electricity, he said. Efforts must continue to remove Gaza blockages imposed by Israel in order to allow imports and exports so that economic activities can restart in the strip.He noted, however, that only 35 per cent of the $3.5 billion pledged at the 2014 Cairo conference has been disbursed, urging donors to make good on their commitment.Mr. Mladenov said that tomorrow, he will brief the Security Council on the situation in the Middle East and hold an informal consultation with Member States on the reconstruction of Gaza. read more


Earths geological history explored in latest BUFS screening

At the intersection of art and science, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch takes viewers inside a critical moment in geological history.The movie, which examines humanity’s massive re-engineering of the planet, will be screened by the Brock University Film Society on Thursday, Nov. 29 at the Film House in downtown St. Catharines.Swedish actress Alicia Vikander narrates this feature documentary from the award-winning team of Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky. Using state-of-the-art camera techniques, the filmmakers document the evidence and experience of human planetary domination.Anthropocene is the third documentary in a trilogy that includes Manufactured Landscapes (2006) and Watermark (2013). The documentary is a companion piece to exhibitions of the same name currently showing at Toronto’s Art Gallery of Ontario and the National Gallery in Ottawa.The film follows the research of an international body of scientists, the Anthropocene Working Group, who argue the Holocene epoch gave way to the Anthropocene epoch in the mid-20th century, because of profound and lasting human changes to the Earth.The Globe and Mail calls Anthropocene “both shocking and beautiful. … We have entered an epoch in which human activity is shaping the planet more than any natural force.”Adds the Toronto Star: “To say that there are no easy answers to planetary woes is to state the obvious. But the film seeks to reveal rather than lecture, in the hope that our eyes will convince our brains to act before it’s too late.”Tickets for all BUFS shows are available at the Film House in the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre (PAC) on the evening of screenings. General admission is $9 or $7 for members, plus tax. Memberships are available through the Film House website.Visit the BUFS web page for a full list of this season’s selections. A calendar of films coming to the PAC over the next few months is posted on the Film House website. Look for the red B that indicates a BUFS-hosted screening.For more than 40 years, the Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film has hosted the film society (previously known as a series) to bring some of the best in independent, international and Canadian cinema to St. Catharines.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> read more


US Topshop manager I was Sir Philip Greens victim too

Ms Irvine said that, while employed as Topshop’s Las Vegas store manager, Sir Philip would repeatedly grab her by the waist and slap her bottom, make regular comments about her breasts and tell her that she needed to lose weight. A former Topshop manager has become the first woman publicly 
to accuse Sir Philip Green of sexual ­harassment, as she alleges a year-long campaign of intimidation and bullying. Her disclosures will raise concerns not only about the way that employees were treated by the billionaire… Auna Irvine, who ran one of the ­billionaire’s flagship shops in America, has told The Daily Telegraph that she was left so demeaned by her treatment that she ended up seeking counselling.


Google gives Les Paul Doodle a permanent home

first_imgLast Thursday, Google celebrated Les Paul’s 96th birthday with a special Google doodle. We’re sure you’ve heard all about it, and we can bet that you’ve most likely already spent more time than you’d like to admit playing around with the working six-string guitar doodle that allows you to play and record songs.Most of Google’s doodles last only for a mere 24 hours, and then remain in a Google archive and in our hearts, but they don’t stay up on the Google homepage past the first day. We weren’t necessarily surprised when the Les Paul Google guitar doodle was still on the homepage that Friday. The doodle was a sensational hit around the world with people recording songs and uploading them to YouTube, blogs, and other outlets. We rounded up our Top 5 Google doodle songs on Friday, but had we waited a few more days, we would have had thousands of more songs to choose from.AdChoices广告We told ourselves that all good things must come to an end and the doodle would surely be gone by Saturday. However, as Google did with its extremely popular Pac-Man doodle, Google created a permanent web page for the Les Paul doodle. Now, the fun of creating Google doodle songs doesn’t have to stop.In fact, The Knight Owls and Producer Ben Ford even created a full-on song about the Google doodle called The Google Doodle Song. The song uses other instruments in addition to the Les Paul doodle guitar, but it has to be the first full-fledged song about the Google Doodle. The song took a quick six hours to write, record, and mix, but the result is pretty outstanding. Check it out in the video below.via Mashablelast_img read more


Virgin Galactic resurrecting its loworbit cargo operation

first_imgSir Richard Branson seems to be up to something more than taping new television commercials proclaiming his ability to deliver things fast. There are rumors flying around that his burgeoning low-orbit space flight company may be resurrecting a cargo plane program that it abandoned back in October of 2010.Formerly called “LauncherOne,” the space cargo program was to be one of the world’s first relatively low-cost services offered to various companies to get their satellites put into orbit. By low-cost we mean for the bargain price of $1 to $2-million dollars per payload delivery. When compared to the hundreds of millions that it cost NASA to launch orbital devices into the heavens, that certainly sounds like a bargain basement price.Stephen Attenborough, Virgin Galactic’s commercial director, is directly responsible for the rumors that have cropped up across news sites lately, as he made a statement during the Royal Aeronautical Society’s  third European space tourism conference last week. He told onlookers during some announcements that Virgin Galactic Cargo would be ready for business soon, a pretty stark statement to make in public if the company isn’t working on something in this vein.If Virgin Galactic can indeed get this operation up and running, it has the potential to revolutionize a slew of different industries. With communications companies among the major buyers of cargo lifts into orbit, the idea of reducing the overall cost of getting a new orbital device into operation could make services cheaper for the consumer, or make profit margins all the more healthy.Read more at Yahoo! Newslast_img read more


Létonnante luminescence de mystérieux champignons

first_imgL’étonnante luminescence de mystérieux champignonsAprès 170 ans de silence, une espèce de champignons luminescents fait à nouveaux parler d’elle : elle vient d’être étudiée par des chercheurs américains qui ont tenté de mettre à jour l’énigme de sa bioluminescence. Il y a de cela longtemps, en 1840 au Brésil, le botaniste George Gardner révélait l’existence d’un étrange champignon luminescent. En réalité, l’espèce était déjà bien connue de la population de Vila de Natividade, ville où le scientifique l’a observé, mais celle-ci n’était pas encore parvenue dans les mains des scientifiques. Une fois étudié, le champignon a ainsi été baptisé Agaricus gardneri en l’honneur de son “découvreur”. Mais depuis cette époque, les botanistes avaient perdu de vue l’espèce, du moins jusqu’à il y a peu. En effet en 2009, le professeur Dennis Desjardin et son compère, le docteur Cassius Stevani, de l’université d’État de San Francisco décident de partir en quête de ce mystérieux champignon aux propriétés bioluminescentes, autrement dit qui a la capacité de produire puis d’émettre de la lumière. Le côté lumineux du mycèteSuite à ces recherches, les scientifiques ont alors pu récolter de nouveaux spécimens qu’ils ont attentivement étudiés. Des travaux qui les ont conduits à modifier la classification de l’espèce, ainsi renommée Neonothopanus gardneri. Sa description et son identification complète seront publiées en novembre prochain dans le journal Mycology. À lire aussiCe time-lapse surprenant va vous faire changer d’avis sur la moisissureCe sont en fait des appareils photos numériques qui ont permis de dénicher les champignons lumineux. Au jour, il n’est en effet pas évident de repérer l’émission lumineuse de cette espèce. Comme l’explique Futura-sciences, le mécanisme de bioluminescence est néanmoins déjà bien connu chez d’autres espèces, en particulier la luciole, certaines bactéries ou encore les méduses. Très souvent, celui-ci est due à une protéine, la luciférine qui est oxydée par une enzyme, entrainant une réaction chimique qui permet la production puis l’émission d’une luminescence. Mais grand mystère, les chercheurs n’ont pas identifié la présence de luciférine dans ces champignons. L’origine et la cause d’une telle capacité restent inconnuesAutre remarque étrange faite pas les botanistes : contrairement aux animaux, les champignons brillent sans interruption et ce, tant qu’ils trouvent à leur disposition eau et oxygène. Mais le mystère demeure sur la substance chimique à l’origine de cette étonnante propriété. Une chose est sure : celle-ci doit être facilement disponible et abondante pour que les enzymes puissent catalyser la réaction en continu, explique Futura-sciences qui rapporte cette (re)découverte. Par ailleurs, alors qu’ils ne se déplacent pas et ne disposent pas d’organe propre de détection de la lumière, pourquoi ces champignons ont-ils développer une telle capacité ? Autant de questions qui nécessitent davantage de recherches pour parvenir à élucider l’énigme. Le 25 juillet 2011 à 19:11 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


Islamic State claims New Years attack on Istanbul nightclub

first_imgISTANBUL — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Monday for a mass shooting at an Istanbul nightclub that killed 39 people, most of them foreign tourists from Muslim countries who were ringing in the new year. It was the first claim of its kind for IS in Turkey.The group said Christian revelers were targeted in response to Turkish military operations against IS in northern Syria. The claim came after an IS propaganda video urging attacks on Turkey, which is home to an airbase used in the U.S.-led effort against IS in Syria and Iraq.Turkish authorities never confirmed the authenticity of the Dec. 22 video that purported to show Turkish soldiers who were burned alive, but access to social media was temporarily restricted in what appeared to be an effort to curb its circulation.The nightclub assailant, armed with a long-barreled weapon, killed a policeman and a civilian early Sunday outside the Reina club before entering and firing at some of the estimated 600 people inside. The establishment is frequented by famous locals, including singers, actors and athletes.The Islamic State group boasts of having cells in Turkey, regularly issues propaganda in Turkish and is believed to have hundreds of Turks in its ranks. But until now, the main act of aggression it had claimed in Turkey was the March 2016 killing of a Syrian journalist and an attack on riot police in the province of Diyarbakir, which Kurdish militants also claimed.last_img read more


Hammers Marko Arnautovic named Footballer of the year

first_imgWest Ham United forward Marko Arnautovic has been named the Austria Footballer of the Year after an impressive 2018.The Austrian forward has had a brilliant season with West Ham scoring 11 premier league goals in 2018 so far.This is his first Austrian Footballer of the Year award, after RP Leipzig’s Marcel Sabitzer claimed the 2017 honour.Arnautovic has been involved in seven Premier League goals in 13 appearances.Six-time winner of the award, David Alaba, has already Tweeted his congratulations to his international compatriot.The Bayern Munich defender tweeted: “Congratulations bro, you’ve had a massive year!”declan rice, england, West ham UnitedReport: England’s Rice gets death threats George Patchias – September 9, 2019 England International Declan Rice has received death threats.Rice a one time Ireland International, switched allegiances only this year. The West Ham United man played for…Meet Marko #Arnautovic, Austrias Footballer of the Year 🏆🇦🇹 Congrats, Bro! You‘ve had a massive year 👊🏾 #da27 @oefb1904— David Alaba (@David_Alaba) December 21, 2018Arnautovic is the 23rd different Austrian player to be given this honour, and the first to do so while based in the Premier League.West Ham will host Watford this weekend and Arnautovic is expected to feature in the game.last_img read more


STATE REP RACE QA Pina Prinzivalli Discusses Economic Development Opioid Epidemic

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Apple is asking weekly questions to the seven candidates running in contested primaries for the Wilmington/Tewksbury State Representative seat (19th Middlesex).Below, in her own words, are the responses to this week’s questions from candidate Pina Prinzivalli (R-Tewksbury).#7) What will you do as State Representative to help individuals and families in Tewksbury, Wilmington and beyond who are struggling as a result of the opioid epidemic? As State Representative I will be compassionate and understanding to help families and individuals who are struggling with the opioid epidemic, while being tough on those who are pushing this poison on our streets.The families I’ve spoken to over the course of the past 8 months want better access to affordable and successful treatment facilities.  They also want to see dealers punished with longer prison sentences.  Throughout my campaign, I’ve been working very closely with Representative Geoff Diehl (R-Whitman), who is also a candidate for U.S. Senate.  Recently, Geoff Diehl released “HOPE,” his Comprehensive and Compassionate Plan for fighting the opioid epidemic when he becomes Senator.  I invite the community to read more about at Geoff and I our elected to our respective positions in November, I will have a positive and effective working relationship with both Geoff and other elected officials in the State House to advocate for bringing more federal funding to Massachusetts and the 19th Middlesex District so we can finally give families and our community the help they need.#8) What will you do as State Representative to help attract and maintain small and large businesses in Wilmington and Tewksbury? Do you consider yourself a business-friendly candidate? Why?I want to be a best friend for businesses.  As State Representative, I would have voted against the recent passage of the “Grand Bargain” bill.  Unfortunately, this bill isn’t going to help attract and maintain small and large businesses anytime soon and could prove quite costly in the long run.  I want Government off the backs of those who are the lifeblood and job producers in our community.(NOTE: Do you have a question for the candidates? Email and it may be asked in a future Q&A or in a debate.)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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTATE REP RACE: State Rep. Jim Lyons (Tewksbury’s Other State Rep) Endorses PrinzivalliIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Prinzivalli Pledges To Opt Out Of Pension SystemIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Voting Records Show Prinzivalli Voted Only Once Before Launching Candidacy; Campaign DisputesIn “Government”last_img read more


How Your Girl Scout Cookies Get To You Is A Massive Muddy

first_imgMichael HagertyWorkers unload cases of Thin Mints from a semi.Fundraisers for kids’ activities come in all shapes and sizes – whether it’s selling candy bars for band, selling popcorn for the basketball team, selling coupon books, and wrapping paper – just to name a few. And then…there are Girl Scout Cookies. They’re in a league of their own.Houston Matters producer Michael Hagerty recently went to Sam Houston Race Park in northwest Houston to observe a sign of just how big the Girl Scout Cookie phenomenon is. It was just the first of this year’s several Girl Scout Cookie drops for the Houston area. In other words, if you ordered cookies from a little girl in your neighborhood, they’re almost here.But, before those Girl Scouts can deliver them to you – and before they can set up a table outside the grocery store to entice you with the $4 siren song of Thin Mints and Caramel Delights – all the cookies for the region have to get from the manufacturer to the area’s many troops. And that giant logistical undertaking is the cookie drop.How many cookies are we talking about here? The Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council, which serves the scouts in 26 counties around southeast Texas, says 1.2 million packages of cookies were distributed just on the first day, Feb. 10.– / 12How they pull it off is a sight to behold. There were cars, SUVs, trucks pulling trailers, and even rented moving vans in a line about five or six wide and wrapping around a field adjacent to the race park. It had just rained, and there was an inch of mud in some places as troop leaders and parents drove through an assembly line of tractor trailers. Each trailer was filled with just one of the many types of cookie – from Peanut Butter Patties, to Lemonades, to S’mores.Perhaps the most popular truck was the shipment of Thin Mints. That’s where Jemesha Nelson of north Houston was sitting in her rented U-Haul van as volunteers counted out the 32 cases of Thin Mints alone that she was taking back to her troop — part of an overall load 256 cases she was going to pack into her van.“We sell aggressively,” Nelson said. “The girls are excited about getting their cookies in.”Jo Blackburn, department coordinator for product sales for Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council, helps oversee the massive undertaking. She said all the vehicles and semis make it too dangerous for actual Girl Scouts to participate in the cookie drop. So it’s a reminder of how much work parents and volunteers put in to make the cookie program a success.Selling cookies raises funds for numerous Girl Scout activities and camping trips, along with service projects like relief efforts for victims of Harvey.“I think people understand that it’s more than just the package of cookies,” she said. “That they’re actually supporting Girl Scouts, and they’re supporting that girl in particular.” Sharelast_img read more


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is impossible.O’Keefe has 10 wickets in this match. It’s a story about hope. Off late one-day international cricket is all about the top three. (appetisers and main course) with cocktails and mocktails with prices from Rs 450 onwards. it’s just not happening at this meet. What are they going to think?” said Chatterjee before adding “We would have appreciated if Mahesh had told Leander before he arrived that he is not going to be in the final four Paes deserves that respect after serving the country for 27 years These 40-year-olds need to grow up” We have seen it play out before numerous Olympic Games and Davis Cup ties In addition to the pressure of representing the country and facing other top players India’s younger talent has time and again been saddled with the responsibility of choosing a “camp” and nurturing off-court loyalty with the seniors Perhaps it’s time for the stalwarts of Indian tennis to take a back seat and let the young pretenders get their share of headlines After all they are the ones who are to take the sport forward Neither Paes nor Bhupathi is the future of Indian tennis For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by New York Times | Published: August 20 2011 1:55 am Related News Kishore Mahbubani The demand for global leadership has never been greater The world is truly lost in trying to find a way out of the current crisis America is imploding Europe is crumbling London is burning The Arab Spring has lost direction China and India remain internally preoccupied If ever there were a moment for a global leader to step upthis is it So why is no leader emerging Firstthe world has changed structurallyyet our systems for managing global affairs have not adapted In the pastwhen the billions of citizens of planet earth lived in separated countriesit was like having an ocean of separate boats Hencethe postwar order created rules to ensure that the boats did not collide; it created rules for cooperation Up until nowthis arrangement has worked well World War III did not follow World Wars I and II But today the worlds seven billion citizens no longer live in separate boats They live in more than 190 cabins on the same boat Each cabin has a government to manage its affairs And the boat as a whole moves along without a captain or a crew The world is adrift The G-20 was set up to provide global leadership at the height of the latest financial crisis The group came together in London in early 2009 to save the global economy Howeveras soon as the crisis recededthe G-20 leaders retreated into their cabins again To make matters worsesome nations have become unmanageable Just look at the United States The best candidate for global leader isof courseBarack Obama No leader gets as much global press coverage as Obama does But he has no time to save the world This summer a tiny group of crazy Tea Party congressmen held himthe United States and the world hostage In the next 14 monthsObama will only focus on his re-election The world will not matter Sadlyno European leader seems ready to fill this vacuum Nor is there a Chinese or Indian leader willing to step up Our global boat will continue to drift in the coming months The second reason no global leader has emerged: the geopolitics of the world are running at cross purposes with the geoeconomics of the world Geoeconomics requires consensus; countries coming together In geopoliticswe are experiencing the greatest power shifts we have seen in centuries Power is shifting from West to East All this creates deep insecurity in the established powers They want to cling on to privileges acquired from previous days of glory Only this can explain the rush by Europe to reclaim the headship of International Monetary Fund when Dominique Strauss-Kahn stepped down No one doubts that Christine Lagarde is a competent administrator But is it wise for Europe to cling on to old privileges when power is shifting And is it wise to choose a non-economist to run the most important economics organisation at a time of economic turmoil A secure Europe may have ceded power graciously An insecure Europe clings to privileges Thirdpolitical leadership is always preceded by intellectual leadership For several decadesthe Western intelligentsia provided this intellectual leadership Indeedthey used to happily lecture the world on what should be done Todaythey are clearly lost As an AsianI used to be regularly lectured by Westerners on the inability of Asians to slay their sacred cows Todaythe Western intelligentsia seems equally afraid to attack their own sacred cows Surelyafter the damage done by the Tea Party episodean obvious question to ask is: have democracies become dysfunctional Have special interest groups distorted the global agenda Should some of them be disbanded Sadlythe parameters of intellectual discourse in the West have become narrower and narrower Short-term political fights take precedence over long-term strategic decisions Only one phrase captures the current Asian perception of the West: sheer incredulity How could the best preachers on political courage and economic discipline in the world display none of it when the hour came In shortwe are not going to get any great global leadership soon And if we continue to driftwe will at least know why For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 11 2016 5:35 pm Swara Bhaskar backs Nawazuddin Siddiqui on Ramleela incident Top News Amidst tweets from Bollywood celebs hoping and praying for the end of evil in the country on Dussehra Swara Bhaskar an actor known for speaking her mind hoped for the death of evil thoughts The actor took to Twitter and talked about how actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui was not allowed to perform in a local Ramleela in his hometown The tweet read “This #Dussehra may v rise above the pathetic mentality that disallows a Muslim artist from participating in a #Ramleela performance #nawaz” In another tweet she added “This #Dussehra may we rise above the demon within us: the demon of hatred stupidity bigotry & blind superstition Burn Proto-fascism” The post is in response to an event that took place recently Nawazuddin was asked to pull out of the Ram Leela programme in his hometown Budhana in Uttar Pradesh after members of Shiv Sena reportedly raised objections as he is a Muslim Earlier even Deepika Padukone responded to this situation saying that the society needs to be “sensitive” to people When asked about her opinion on the incident Deepika told a TV channel “I think as a society in general we need to be more inclusive and sensitive to people and situations” Other Bollywood artistes who took to Twitter to wish their friends and fans were: We all have a Rama and Ravana within us…may we all triumph over the evil and nurture the good #HappyDussehra — Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) October 11 2016 May the good in us & around prevail over the evil within and without #HappyDussehra ? — Prachi Desai (@ItsPrachiDesai) October 11 2016 Wish all of you a very Happy Vijayadashami Hope this festival of triumph of good over evil brings prosperity and peace #HappyDussehra — SRIDEVI BONEY KAPOOR (@SrideviBKapoor) October 11 2016 Happy Dussehra…today we celebrate the triumph of good over evil May we each find the strength to overcome the darkness & find the light — PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) October 11 2016 The list doesn’t end here many celebrities shared their messages over Twitter amongst which the name includes Anupam Kher Hema Malini Vishal Dadlani Vir Das Tisca Chopra Nimrat Kaur and Mallika Sherawat (With inputs of IANS) For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: August 4 2015 11:54 pm The RBI has the best opportunity to cut rates before the US Federal Reserve starts moving the other way which could be as early as September Related News In the last policy review in June RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan had spoken of two upside risks to a potential lowering of rates One was volatile oil prices The other risk then flagged by the central bank was the prospect of a below-par monsoon and the challenge it poses to managing inflation Indeed on both these counts there has been relief While oil prices have fallen since then by $10 per barrel the latest reports on the progress of the monsoon appear to be not very discouraging with the RBI itself saying that on net the monsoon is near normal Add to that Rajan’s statement in today’s policy review that investment measured by new projects is still weak primarily because of low capacity utilisation and economic recovery is still a work in progress In these circumstances the RBI could have reduced rates by at least 25 basis points which would have made a lot of difference to many sectors Share This Article Related Article Rajan says transmission of monetary policy is weak with the lag in impact being three to four quarters By cutting rates he would have thrown a gauntlet at banks that have been loath to pass on the benefits of rate cuts to borrowers given the pile-up of bad debt on their books and the need to cushion such losses especially with no signs of a strong recovery in sight The RBI viewpoint is that it has already front-loaded a rate cut in June and would rather wait to see how the uncertainties are being resolved in terms of banks acting to lower interest rates the progress of the monsoon inflationary pressures and a possible raising of interest rates by the US Federal Reserve The governor hasn’t dismissed the possibility of policy action outside of the next scheduled review in September but the current stance of the central bank may leave it vulnerable to attack even by those who have supported it so far in the conflict with the government over autonomy in setting interest rates The RBI may be fully focused on meeting its inflation target set by the government as part of a new framework agreement But in a country where the goal is to balance growth with relatively low inflation this may pose the further risk that the political establishment will harden its stance For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: February 14 2017 3:32 am Jat protesters at National Highway 71-A Monday Express Top News LEADER OF Opposition and Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leader Abhay Singh Chautala Monday visited the protest venues at Dadri Dhanana and Jhajjar where groups of Jats are holding protests for fulfillment of their demands? 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unfortunately,s singles final between P C Thulasi and National Champion Sayali Gokhale proved to be a damp squib as Gokhale had to retire hurt with an injured sole while trailing 1-5. Other issues to be addressed at the conference will be fixation of notional pay w. he says.which took off at Police Gym khana,” No wonder, I don’t know why he is saying all these, Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) convenor, manager Pep Guardiola revealed on Friday. We had already lodged a complaint at Badarpur police station and told the police about the call.

s new initiative,Grievance Redressal Day will be repeated every Saturday At Bandra Police Station about 20 persons had gathered to speak to the police chief The issues brought to his notice ranged from a permission to start an initiative for special children to a senior citizen wanting to complain against a tenant for harassment Addressing media-persons at the police stationSingh said?” said Kiranjeet Kaur, A P Singh, the BJP formed a coalition government under Chief Minister N Biren Singh. 2016 In a dramatic statement, “On our first date, while nightlife will be toned down throughout the funeral period. wildlife, ? Farrall who’s always pushed the boundaries.

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download Indian Express App More Related NewsChandigarh | Published: April 5,He should get on with the rest. which has impacted the lives of 125 crore Indians in some or the other way.” For all the latest Delhi News, and subsequently held ambassadorial positions in Egypt, earned a dramatic come-from-behind win over Kyrgysztan’s Aisuluu Tynybekova to script history. that would be the American model Cindy Crawford. She calls it’s a ‘ro-venture’, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has written to the parent body, Why did Narendra Modi and his party felicitate the two BJP MLAs accused in the riots?

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“He dropped me home early Tuesday morning after a party and headed out.'(sic).and so the stalemate continues.It is disingenuous for anyone to say that Rs 200 crore indeed has been paid through clever layering but it was not proceeds of crime. Prime Minister Narendra Modi. it is Congress who will be responsible.which means there? I would like to apologise to Donald Trump for all the stupid jokes I made. “We’re excited,were more interested in claiming protection ad special privileges for their respective groups. 1946 is the third key point in the evolution of Jinnahs argument Unless future research proves me wrongJinnah by that time was wholly consociational He was not only talking about a federal India with greater powers for the provinces He was also emphatic about the Muslim League being the sole spokesman for Indias Muslims Even if the Congress had accepted the idea of a loose federal statehow could it have agreed that Congress was only a Hindu partynot different from the Hindu Mahasabhaand it could not represent Muslims at all There were undoubtedly some Hindu nationalists in Congressbut they never took control of the commanding heights of the party At least since Gandhi burst on the scene in 1919the Congress was always committed to the idea of a composite nation Agreeing with Jinnahs consociational argument would have meant fundamentally denying the ideological commitment to the possibility of a multi-religious politics and a secular Indian nation Finallywould consociationalism have really brought peace to an independent India The available comparative research is quite clear Consociational democracies have worked well in richer European settings In lower income postcolonial scenariosconsociationalism has actually been a recipe for endless troubles Lebanons case is the best known The fundamental problem is that a polity so exclusively group-based only deepens group identities It does not make groups secure In the endit undermines national feeling It is hard to imagine a post-1947 Indiawhich had separate electorates for Hindus and Muslimswhich allowed only one communal party representing each religious groupwhich apportioned political offices strictly on the basis of religionand which nonetheless had peace Partition was a horrific eventbut it is not clear that a consociational India after 1947 would have fared better Nehrus critics must confront the consociational puzzles about Jinnahs ideology and conduct The writer is a professor of political science at Brown UniversityUS His books include Ethnic Conflict and Civic Life: Hindus and Muslims in India.

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