Wednesday, October 14, 2015

what s happening in Syria

Islamic State has called on its “youth” supporters world-wide to launch a “Holy War” against US and Russia in retaliation for their “crusader’s war” on Muslims in Syria.Russia has hit “most” of Islamic State [IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL]’s targets, including ammunition and vehicles as it continues anti-terror airstrikes.Calling on “Islamic youth everywhere, ignite jihad against the Russians and the Americans in their crusaders’ war against Muslims,” ISIS spokesperson Abu Mohamed al-Adnani said in a 40-minute-long audio message posted online.
Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) second-in-command, Abu Mutaz Qurashi, was confirmed dead by an IS spokesman on Tuesday. “America is rejoicing over the killing of Abu Mutaz Qurashi and considers this a great victory,” IS spokesman Abu Mohamed Adnani said in an audio record published on jihadist websites. “I will not mourn him… he whose only wish was to die in the name of Allah … he has raised men and left behind heroes who, God willing, are yet to harm America,” he added. Qurashi, whose real name is Fadhil Ahmad Hayali, was announced dead by the US near the city of Mosul on August 18. He was described by the US as “a primary coordinator for moving large amounts of weapons, explosives, vehicles and people between Iraq and Syria”
An air safety draft to come into effect during bombing operations in Syria, drawn up by Russian Defense Ministry, has been forwarded to its US counterparts, the Russian Defense Ministry reports. Russian air-to-surface military operation in Syria began September 30 at the request from the Syrian government. The Syrian Army, backed by Russian airstrikes, has advanced significantly since then.
It is unclear what the US is doing in Syria and why the results of its actions are so insignificant, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told NTV. “We have very few specifics which could explain what the US is exactly doing in Syria and why the results of so many combat sorties are so insignificant,” he said. “With 25,000 sorties one can blow out the whole Syria,” he added. Russia launched its anti-IS military operation in Syria on September 30, at the request of the Syrian government. The US believes that Russia has the wrong strategy, supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad, and does not want to cooperate with Moscow.
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Australia is to increase naval cooperation with the USA in the .
The Security Cabinet met yesterday evening to continue its discussions on the security situation and approved a series of additional steps to deal with the wave of terrorism:
* The Israel Police is authorized to impose a closure on, or to surround, centers of friction and incitement in Jerusalem, in accordance with security considerations.
* In addition to the demolition of terrorists' homes, no new construction will be permitted at the site where a terrorist's home has been demolished.
* The property of terrorists who perpetrate attacks will be confiscated.
* The permanent residency rights of terrorists will be revoked.
* The operational force of the Israel Police will be enlarged and expanded.
* 300 additional security guards will be recruited for public transportation in Jerusalem at a cost of NIS 80 million.
* IDF units will reinforce the Israel Police in cities and along roads.
* The IDF will be instructed to deploy units in sensitive areas along the security fence in the immediate term. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu directed that staff work be done on completing the security fence including in the southern Hebron Hills area.
The Security Cabinet will reconvene this afternoon, to deal with additional issues including incitement.

PM Modi : Dadri lynching, Ghulam Ali incidents ‘really sad’

PM Modi : Dadri lynching, Ghulam Ali incidents ‘really sad’
Modi briefing print media daily Ananda Bazar Patrika.Modi has described the Dadri lynching incident and the cancellation of Ghulam Ali’s concert in Mumbai as “unfortunate” but said that his government has nothing to do with them.Further added Opposition was using minorities as vote bank by raising the bogey of communalism.

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The Curious Success of Lore: A Case Study
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On Thursday, October 8, the Tow Center for Digital Journalism & the Brown Institute for Media Innovation hosted the media entrepreneur event, Starting a Startup: Launching a Successful New Media Business in NYC.  Audience members were given business guidance by experts who had tips and the funds to help would-be entrepreneurs succeed. Moderated by Susan McGregor, Assistant Director at the Tow Center, the evening’s speakers included: Sandra Navalli, Senior Director for the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise, Chris McGarry, Director for Entrepreneurship in the University Office of Alumni and Development, Justin Hendrix, Executive Director at NYC Media Lab, and Adda Birnir, CEO of Skillcrush.
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Nksagar —As food system leaders gather in Iowa for the Borlaug Dialogues and the World Food Prize, nearly 800 million people around the world continue to suffer from chronic hunger. More than 161 million children under the age of five are stunted, and one-third of childhood deaths are associated with malnutrition.
In garnering momentum for new hunger solutions—and in celebrating those that are working—gender equity must be addressed at all levels.
In collaboration with CARE International and the CGIAR Research program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS), we at Food Tank are excited to present our new report, “Cultivating Equality: Delivering Just and Sustainable Food Systems in a Changing Climate.”The research shows how inequality determines diets around the world and shapes the ability of farmers to adapt to climate change.
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Solutions that only focus on food production are not enough. Smallholder farmers—and especially women—deserve a new strategy to support their agricultural efforts in the face of climate change. To really achieve food and nutrition security for all in the context of a changing climate, equity must be addressed across food production, distribution, and consumption.
According to the new report:
  • Women make up nearly 50 percent of farmers in developing regions of the world, and are responsible for almost 90 percent of food preparation in the household. But globally, only about 15 percent of all landholders are women.
  • Women living and farming in vulnerable communities frequently lack access to resources needed to be resilient, including land, credit, and information.
  • Solutions such agroecology and “SuPER: Sustainable, Productive & Profitable, Equitable, and Resilient” agriculture go beyond a focus on food production to incorporate crucial and often neglected elements that are necessary to alleviate hunger and poverty while protecting the environment, improving gender equity, and creating a more just food system.
“The impacts of climate change are felt most by those least responsible for the problem and with the least capacity to adapt,” says Tonya Rawe, Senior Advisor for Policy and Research for CARE International. “As governments work to realize the targets of the new Global Goals for Sustainable Development, they must ensure that the needs, interests, and rights of women and small-scale food producers are not forgotten. The first step is to make sure we get a just climate change agreement from the UN climate talks in Paris this December. Next week’s climate negotiations are a key moment for Parties to make critical progress.”
Women leaders deserve a fair share of resources and recognition for their solutions in adapting to climate change, and their voices should be heard at all levels of policy and decision-making.
To realize food and nutrition security for all in the face of climate change, CARE, CCAFS, and Food Tank make the followingrecommendations to actors as diverse as governments, the private sector, donors, and individuals:
  • Prioritize women’s empowerment and integrate climate change in all approaches to food and nutrition security;
  • Ensure small-scale food producers and women have a seat at the table when policies and budgets are decided;
  • Commit to ambitious action to tackle the climate crisis and keep global temperatures below 1.5 degrees Celsius;
  • Commit to scaling up of finance to address hunger and climate change;
  • Respect the rights of small-scale food producers and women and commit to equitable approaches in policies and supply chains;
  • Know where your food comes from to make sustainable consumption choices.
Women must be empowered and recognized as capable partners – valued for their contributions and knowledge – not because they deliver results, but because they are equal to men.
Many organizations around the world are working to ensure that women’s voices are heard at all levels within the food system. And young women leaders are changing the face of global food and agriculture by driving positive change in their own communities. The world we seek – one of climate justice and food and nutrition security for all – demands a commitment to address inequality in food systems, among genders, from local to global levels.
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INOC Requirement at WIPRO, Manesar

From: Rahul Kumar <>
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1. Minimum and maximum salary range : 18K – 20K
2.  1 – 3 Years of experience on RF Links & Devices
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As per yesterday conversation PFA the details of JD.
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