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December 20, 2019
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Fishing the North Coast: Tuna fever hits the North Coast

first_imgTuna fever is spreading like wildfire along the North Coast. Last week’s two-day window fueled the flames, but now we’re dealing with a full-blown inferno. Warm, easily-accessible water that’s loaded with tuna will do that to you. The ocean forecast for the next few days is as good as it gets, and plenty of anglers will be taking full advantage. If you see a convoy of boats headed north or south, now you know why. All ports from Fort Bragg to Brookings will be launching boats on the hunt for …last_img

December 19, 2019
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Animal Plan: It Works Well

first_imgThere were Greek and Roman naturalists who were intrigued by what they saw in the living world, but their observational tools were limited to their five senses.  Modern science has expanded our senses far beyond the capabilities known just a century ago.  We are privileged to live in an age of discovery that is revealing even more wonders beneath the surface of living things, wonders worth knowing about.  Here are just a few. 1.  Walking cells:  First observations of amoebas under simple microscopes showed them moving in an apparently primitive manner, sending out “pseudopods” (false feet) in the direction they wanted to go.  A new paper in PLoS ONE explains that they use their protusions for walking, gliding and swimming. “Cells move probably most of the time on 2D surfaces of soil particles, but may also experience clefts and obstacles,” Peter van Haastert wrote.1  “Cells have the ability to walk on these complicated surfaces with stronger adhesion, and to swim in water, all using essentially the same cycle of pseudopod formation with conversion to sideway extensions. This may allow the cells to effectively move optimally in its physically complex habitat.” 2.  Master of deep-sea disguise:  Aren’t squids and octopi simpler than mammals?  They can do things we could only dream of in science fiction, like becoming invisible.  Live Science reported on work by Sarah Zylinski of Duke University, who with colleagues captured deep-sea octopi and squid from 2,000 to 3,000 feet below the surface.  In the lab she found that the creatures can switch from opaque to transparent “in the blink of an eye.”  The BBC News included a short video clip where readers can watch the magical transformation occur. 3.  Hummingbird sings “How dry I am”:  How does a hummingbird cope with rain?  Unlike many other birds, hummingbirds stay active in wet weather.  Their trick is so quick it would be invisible without the tools of science.  High speed videos made by UC Berkeley show that they shake their little heads and wings somewhat like dogs coming out of a pool.  A BBC News article includes videos of how they do it.  In just a tenth of a second, the excess water is gone.  And that’s not all: “The cameras show that the delicate bird shakes its heads [sic] with such acceleration that it can reach a g-force of 34 (Formula 1 racing cars typically reach less than 6g).”  Yet despite the shake, rattle and roll, the birds maintain a stable flight pattern.  One of the authors of the study commented, “It is the extreme mobility – its head is going through 180 degrees in a 10th of a second or less – it is just extraordinary.” 4.  Cute parakeet tricks:  Some Aussie scientists decided to do a science project on parakeets, and discovered something amazing: birds use “optic flow” to avoid obstacles. This is the ability to process a constantly changing visual stream with two eyes (think of the flow of visual cues as you drive a video racing car).  “The results demonstrate, unequivocally and for the first time, that birds negotiate narrow gaps safely by balancing the speeds of image motion that are experienced by the two eyes and that the speed of flight is regulated by monitoring the speed of image motion that is experienced by the two eyes.”  Publishing in Current Biology,2 they found that this ability that has already been attributed to insects may apply to all daytime flying animals – perhaps even test pilots.  What was cool about the parakeets is their skill at avoiding obstacles in flight.  “We investigated the ability of budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus) to fly through narrow passages in a collision-free manner,” they began (now you know the scientific name of your little budgie).  In test flights, the birds flew successfully through corridors lined with horizontal and vertical stripes, or combinations of the two, but got confused when one wall was blank.  Take-home message: “These results reveal that budgerigars negotiate narrow passages safely by steering a course such that the two eyes experience similar rates of image motion or ‘optic flow,’” they said, although other cues, like air speed or stereo ranging may simultaneously be at work.  “When both walls carry visual textures that provide optic flow (as is usually the case in a natural environment), this strategy ensures that the bird flies a collision-free path through the middle of the passage.”  Keep your bird cage bars close together. 5.  Bird planning:  Do birds have a sort of “mental time travel,” the ability to plan for the future?  Jay birds do, according to the BBC News.  Experiments on European jays by Lucy Cheke at the University of Cambridge show them caching peanuts for future binges, even when they are sick of them.  Offered peanuts and raisins, they will still cache them both even if they’ve just had plenty, as if knowing that tomorrow they will be hungry again.  This confirms previous studies with scrub jays (found in the United States).  A sidebar says, “A single bird can bury several thousand acorns each year, so jays play a crucial role in the spread of oak woodlands.”  The article mentioned other bird species that also appear to exhibit “mental time travel,” preparing for future needs. 6.  Mighty Mouse and Wonder Worm:  Will the Olympics ever be the same once this secret gets out?  Be prepared for a health revolution offering hope to the elderly and those with muscle diseases like muscular dystrophy, or for those of us who just want more energy.  Medical Xpress reported that tweaking a single gene makes muscles twice as strong.  “A team of researchers at EPFL, the University of Lausanne and the Salk Institute created super strong, marathon mice and nematodes by reducing the function of a natural inhibitor, suggesting treatments for age-related or genetically caused muscle degeneration are within reach.”  Simply by modulating a receptor named NCoR1that modulates the transcription of certain genes, they created “a strain of mighty mice whose muscles were twice as strong as those of normal mice.”  The mice could run longer and faster, and showed less fatigue than the control group. “They also exhibited better cold tolerance.” No deleterious side effects have been discovered so far.   In another test, they were able to produce obese mice that didn’t get diabetes; more on this at Science Daily. 7.  Mammoth X-rays:  X-ray images of two baby mammoths have been produced by the University of Michigan Museum of Paleontology (see report at Live Science and image gallery on another Live Science page).  The images are so clear that not only the skeletons but internal organs and stomach contents are visible. The two infants had been buried in mud in Siberian permafrost.  Nicknamed Lyuba and Khroma, the two babies had larger kidneys than expected; this may have been an adaptation to their cold environment.  Another surprise to the scientists was finding skeletal differences between the two who were presumed to be the same species.  Even though it is admittedly “too early to say what those anatomical differences mean,” team member Daniel Fisher used them as an opportunity to speculate on evolution: “In any case, it gives us a clearer picture of the sort of variation that exists within lineages of organisms like mammoths,” he said. “It is variation like this that natural selection operates on to produce evolutionary change.” 1.  Van Haastert PJM, 2011 “Amoeboid Cells Use Protrusions for Walking, Gliding and Swimming.” PLoS ONE 6(11): e27532. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0027532. 2. Bhagavatula et al., “Optic Flow Cues Guide Flight in Birds,” Current Biology, Volume 21, Issue 21, 1794-1799, 27 October 2011. That last Darwin stink bomb was out of character for these articles.  None of them referred to evolution, except for a passing reference in the BBC News article about octopus and squid camouflage, “the two creatures the scientists examined have evolved a clever way to hide.”  Need we remind anyone that evolution is not clever?  Evolution is not a person, a designer, or a designer substitute.  This is another BAD statement (Bald Assertion of Darwinism) that merely assumes evolution.  As for Daniel Fisher, he’s BAD, too.  Did he give any evidence of a baby mammoth evolving into something else?  Of course not.  There are substantial skeletal differences between humans, too, but we are all Homo sapiens. Stuffing the Darwin BAD smells into the garbage can where they belong, we can enjoy the fresh air of amazing designs found throughout nature, whether in amoebas, in squid, in birds, in mammals, or wherever else we look.  These are just a tiny few of the exquisite adaptations found in the living world.  Evolution does not and cannot produce designs and adaptations.  For another reminder why not, read Randy Guliuzza’s latest installment in his series, “Darwin’s Sacred Imposter” at ICR.  Guliuzza takes back the ability to adapt from the environment and from Darwin’s mystical “selector” (a personification fallacy) and returns it where it belongs: to the intrinsic design in organisms provided by their Creator, enabling them to survive in changing conditions. Footnote:  Plan ahead for your one-tenth-of-a-second celebration!  Tomorrow morning is 11/11/11, 11:11.11 (in case you missed, you have a year to plan for 12/12/12 12:12.12, so make like a jay bird).(Visited 27 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

December 15, 2019
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Crashlytics: Twitter Purchases The iOS App-Crash Reporter

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … adam popescu Tags:#Android app development#app developers#hack#mobile#twitter Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementcenter_img The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Crashlytics, the Boston-based crash reporting solution for iOS apps is moving on up – from independent startup to the newest wrench in Twitter’s tool box. The announcement was made Monday on Crashlytic’s blog and quickly circulated the Web.  Was This A Man-quisition?The service, which debuted in late 2011, has quickly become known as a useful tool for app developers looking for a streamlined method to find the root cause of product bugs. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it could represent a major payday for co-founders Jeff Seibert and Wayne Chang. It’s not yet clear if Twitter is interested in the Crashlytics product line, or just its engineering talent in an acquihire.“With us, developers gain instant visibility into the precise line of code that caused a crash, enabling them to more easily fix issues,” Seibert and Chang wrote in their announcement Monday. “Since our iOS launch, we’ve had the privilege of working with thousands of incredible app developers, from those building independent passion-projects to many of the top iOS apps available today – Twitter, Vine, Yelp, Kayak, TaskRabbit, and Waze.”Now What?Coming on the heels of the Vine acquisition, it’s likely that this will be the newest addition to the Twitter family continuing to operate as a third-party service, post-purchase.In their post, Seibert and Chang wrote “much will remain the same. Development of Crashlytics will continue unabated and we remain dedicated to working with all of our customers – current and new, big and small – to deliver the key app performance insights they need.”So why did Twitter make the deal? “It seems like a strategy to grow the mobile team,” says Jad Meouchy, a mobile app developer in Los Angeles, and co-founder of Osurv, a custom mobile survey app. “It looks like a straight talent acquisition.”  But Meouchy also calls Crashlytics a strong and mature mobile additive that gives Twitter “the people they need to start making their own mobile apps.”Spencer Chen, the senior director of business development at Appcelerator agrees that this is a strategic move by Twitter to expand their offerings. “I believe Twitter is going to take the extension of their service onto mobile and devices very seriously by coming out with their version of a mobile SDK (software development kit), which will include key features that every developer wants, crash test reporting via Crashlytics,” he said. “Right now Twitter pushes everything out via their APIs, which is all backend services. If they had a real mobile SDK, then they can really optimize development productivity and mobile performance by having certain capabilities into the third mobile (and) device apps itself.”With Vine, Twitter’s planted its flag in the ground to announce its plans to conquer mobile social video. Could Monday’s Crashlytics move be the beginning of a new era for Twitter mobile app development? And a tool to help address problems with Vine?We’ll know soon enough.Photo courtesy of Twitter.last_img read more

December 3, 2019
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Scientists blame dogs for livestock killings in Manipur

first_imgScientists and experts from the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, have solved the mystery of massive killings of domesticated animals and poultry birds in Manipur since last month.Dr. Gopi G.V., a scientist at WII, said stray and domesticated dogs had killed the livestock and poultry birds. The scientists and experts clarified that there was no role of any other fearsome animal or superstition that was being linked to the killings. They explained that dogs, both stray and domesticated, become very active at night. Some CCTV camera footage were also helpful in coming to the conclusion. The experts suggested that if pet dogs are kept in leash at night, there may not be further killings. They also recommended strengthening of garbage disposal system and keeping a check on stray dogs. The Manipur government had invited these experts in the wake of the unexplained killings of over 150 animals and birds being reported since November. The animals and birds had been mauled and their entrails eaten up while the flesh was left untouched. The WII team examined 50 cases of killings from November 28 onwards.last_img read more

November 30, 2019
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EAC sends Mapua reeling to 11th loss

first_imgWATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEmilio Aguinaldo College sent Mapua into a deeper pit after taking an 85-72 victory in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre. The Generals improved to 4-6 to stay in the Final Four hunt while the Cardinals remained at a league worst 1-11 card. ADVERTISEMENT EAC, however, will be shorthanded as big man Hamadou Lamidou had his season cut short after an ACL tear and enforcer Juju Bautista got sidelined with an injured shoulder. “I hope we can still fight,” said Generals head coach Ariel Sison. “We’ll just play our usual game and try to win as many games as we can.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJerome Garcia paced EAC with 27 points while Sydney Onwubere finished with 16 points and 15 boards. Laurenz Victoria put up 15 points to lead the Cardinals. Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Lee-Yamaguchi rematch, Askren last fight headline ONE card in Singapore MOST READ BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View commentscenter_img Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentlast_img read more

November 16, 2019
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World Cup 2019: Told Mohammed Shami his time would come, says Sachin Tendulkar

first_imgSachin Tendulkar said he had told Mohammed Shami his time would come and that he needed to be on his toes despite not playing any of India’s first 4 matches in World Cup 2019.Bhuvneshwar Kumar was preferred over Mohammed Shami against South Africa, Australia and Pakistan while the game against New Zealand was washed out. It was during the Pakitan that Bhuvneshwar got injured and it became clear Shami would soon get a game.Speaking to India Today, Tendulkar said he had had a chat with Shami and told him to be ready for a chance in the World Cup.”I told him ‘tumhara time zyaada dur nai hai and tumhe chance milega baut jaldi (Your time will come and you will get your chance soon). I did not want Bhuvi to get injured but I told Shami ‘be on your toes.'”Unfortunately Bhuvneshwar had that injury which allowed Shami to get on the turf. From ball 1, he was consistenly close to 90 miles per hour,” Tendulkar said.Mohammed Shami became the 2nd Indian and 10th bowler overall to take a World Cup hat-trick. He bowled a great first spell before returning to close the door on Afghanistan with 3 wickets in 3 balls in the final over of the match.Sachin Tendulkar also praised Virat Kohli’s captaincy and lauded him for keeping his cool. Tendulkar also said the fact that Afghanistan ran India so close was a wake-up call for the team but he added that such wake-up calls help.Also Read | After Mohammed Shami hat-trick, India record 50th World Cup winAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Mohammed Shami hat-trick seals thrilling win for India over Afghanistanadvertisementlast_img read more

October 28, 2019
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17 days agoJuventus defender De Ligt: Atletico Madrid clash jolted me

first_imgJuventus defender De Ligt: Atletico Madrid clash jolted meby Carlos Volcano17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus defender Matthijs De Ligt admits his performance against Atletico Madrid jolted him into action.The former Ajax captain has been gradually improving since that Champions League draw.He recalled: “After the match against Atletico in the Champions League, I told myself: this is not the player I am. “After that I started to play with more confidence and since then the upline has begun.”I am different from the previous international period. After the game against Estonia, I think I played six games, five of which were good or very good. I can say that I am more settled, but I still have to improve.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

October 15, 2019
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March CraveTV Highlights SHOWTIME®s Hit Drama BILLIONS Returns for Season 3 CraveTVs

first_imgAdvertisement CraveTV’s HBO Collection continues to expand in March with the addition of Seasons 1-3 of SILICON VALLEY, which begin streaming on Friday, March 2. The Emmy-winning comedy series from Mike Judge and Alec Berg is set in the world of tech start-ups and the awkward underdogs who try to make their way to the top. SILICON VALLEY stars Canadian Thomas Middleditch as Richard, an introverted computer programmer living in the Hacker Hostel start-up incubator along with his best friend Big Head (Josh Brener), pompous Gilfoyle (Martin Starr), and dry-witted Dinesh (Oscar-nominee Kumail Nanjiani, The Big Sick). These social misfits live under the watch of a self-satisfied dotcom millionaire who lets them stay in his house for free, as long as he gets a 10 percent stake in their projects.Slated for its world premiere this month at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival, OPERATION ODESSA is a true crime documentary about a Russian mobster, a Miami playboy, and a Cuban spy who sold a Soviet submarine to a Colombian drug cartel. An early 90s gangster tale that hopscotches from Brooklyn to Miami and California to Moscow, the film tells the true story of three friends who set out to hustle the Russian mob, the Cali cartel, and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) for the score of a lifetime. OPERATION ODESSA streams Saturday, March 31 at 9 p.m. ET, day-and-date with SHOWTIME in the U.S.Additional information about CraveTV’s March lineup is outlined below.SHOWTIME SERIES, DOCUMENTARIES & SPECIALS:THE TRADE, Episode 5 *SERIES FINALE* (March 2 @ 9 p.m. ET)OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT, Season 1, Episode 5 (March 4 @ 8 p.m. ET)THE CHI, Season 1, Episode 8 (March 4 @ 10 p.m. ET)OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT, Season 1, Episode 6 (March 11 @ 8 p.m. ET)THE CHI, Season 1, Episode 9 (March 11 @ 10 p.m. ET)BEYOND THE OPPOSITE SEX (March 16 @ 9 p.m. ET)OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT, Season 1, Episode 7 (March 18 @ 8 p.m. ET)THE CHI, Season 1, Episode 10 *SEASON FINALE* (March 18 @ 10 p.m. ET)BILLIONS, Season 3, Episode 1 *SEASON PREMIERE* (March 25 @ 12:01 a.m. ET)OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT, Season 1, Episode 8 (March 25 @ 8 p.m. ET)NEW WAVE: DARE TO BE DIFFERENT (March 30 @ 8 p.m. ET)OPERATION ODESSA (March 31 @ 9 p.m. ET) This month on CraveTV, BILLIONS returns for a third season, CraveTV’s first original comedy special debuts, a new collection launches featuring more content from Starz, HBO’s SILICON VALLEY begins streaming, and more. New series, documentaries, and specials that begin streaming in March include:Starring Oscar® nominee and Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Paul Giamatti, and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis, the new season of BILLIONS begins streaming Sunday, March 25 at 10 p.m. ET, day-and-date with SHOWTIME in the U.S. The new season finds Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) and Bobby Axelrod (Lewis) in a world that has shifted, with both men still determined to destroy the other, but also battling new forces and powerful enemies for their own survival. Joining Season 3 in guest-starring roles are Oscar-nominee John Malkovich who plays Russian billionaire Grigor Andolov, and actor-comedian Mike Birbiglia. BILLIONS also stars Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile, Condola Rashad, Asia Kate Dillon, and Jeffrey DeMunn.Streaming Friday, March 9, DARCY MICHAEL GOES TO CHURCH is the first of three original CraveTV stand-up comedy specials developed in partnership with JUST FOR LAUGHS. Filmed at the Berkeley Church in Toronto during last year’s JFL42 Festival, Canadian comedy darling Darcy Michael delivers a sermon covering topics like gay parenting and casual drug use. The remaining two original specials, DEBRA DIGIOVANNI: HERE’S THE THING and GRAHAM CHITTENDEN: RELUCTANT ADULT follow in April and May, respectively. The Starz Sampler, an all-new collection that launches on Friday, March 16, puts CraveTV’s Starz content in one, easy-to-find spot. In addition to COUNTERPART and BLACK SAILS, new Starz titles that will be added to the collection in March include:Seasons 1-2 of the cult comedy PARTY DOWN which follows a group of struggling actors and dysfunctional dreamers waiting for their big break while working for a catering company to make ends meet;Season 1 of the shot-in-Toronto drama series THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE, a reimagining of Steven Soderbergh’s 2009 critically-acclaimed film of the same name that explores the relationships between exclusive escorts and their clients;from executive producer Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson, POWER (Season 1) is a crime drama set in two different worlds, the glamourous New York club scene and the brutal drug trade;executive produced by LeBron James, SURVIVOR’S REMORSE(Season 1-2) follows a basketball phenom in his early 20s who is suddenly thrust into the limelight after signing a contract with a pro team in Atlanta;DA VINCI’S DEMONS (Season 1) is an action-adventure historical fantasy following the ‘untold’ story of the world’s greatest genius, Leonardo da Vinci, during his turbulent youth;and THE WHITE QUEEN, a 10-part limited series adapted from Philippa Gregory’s best-selling novels based on England’s War of the Roses. Facebook Twitter STARZ PROGRAMMING:THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE, Season 1 (March 16)POWER, Season 1 (March 16)PARTY DOWN, The Complete Series (March 16)SURVIVOR’S REMORSE, Seasons 1 & 2 (March 16)DAVINCI’S DEMONS, Season 1 (March 16)THE WHITE QUEEN, (March 16)SPOTLIGHT ON CANADA:W5, Season 52, Episode 17 (March 2)DARCY MICHAEL GOES TO CHURCH, CraveTV Original Stand-Up (March 9)W5, Season 52, Episode 18 (March 16)WORTH WATCHING:COUNTERPART, Season 1, Episode 7 (March 4 @ 8 p.m. ET)COUNTERPART, Season 1, Episode 8 (March 11 @ 8 p.m. ET)COUNTERPART, Season 1, Episode 9 (March 18 @ 8 p.m. ET)#ICRAVEFRIDAYS:SILICON VALLEY, Season 1 – 3 (March 2)THE JIM JEFFRIES SHOW, Season 1 (March 2)MATCH GAME, Season 3 (March 2)IS O.J. INNOCENT?: THE MISSING EVIDENCE (March 2)TOSH.O, Season 9 (March 2)DEADLIEST CATCH, Season 12 (March 9)GOLD RUSH, Season 5 (March 9)HOW IT’S MADE, Seasons 24, 25 & 26 (March 9)CURIOSITY: BRAINWASHED, (March 9)MOONSHINERS, Season 4 (March 16)A CRIME TO REMEMBER, Season 1 (March 16)NIGHTMARE NEXT DOOR, Season 2 (March 16)CRIES FROM SYRIA, (March 16)JADE FEVER, Season 1 (March 16)THE TRUTH IS IN THE STARS, (March 23)JERROD CARMICHAEL: 8, (March 30)ROCK AND A HARD PLACE, (March 30)STARS TO THE RESCUE, (March 30)VANITY FAIR CONFIDENTIAL, Season 1 (March 30)LAST CHANCE PROGRAMMING:STEVE MCQUEEN: THE MAN AND LE MANS, (March 3)MAYDAY, Season 10 (March 11)DAN FOR MAYOR, Season 2 (March 14)HICCUPS, Season 2 (March 14)JUNK RAIDERS, Season 2 (March 31)MIGHTY SHIPS, Season 7 (March 31)THE BORGIAS, Season 3 (March 31)COMING SOON:THE LEFTOVERS (The Complete Series)THE CIRCUS (Season 3)Social Media links Login/Register With:  @CraveTVCanada @CraveTV_PR Facebook Instagram Advertisement Advertisement PR Art for Season 3 of the Showtime original series BILLIONS – Photo: Jim Fiscus/SHOWTiME – Photo ID: BILLIONS_S3_PRART_01.RDavid Costabile as Mike “Wags” Wagner, Asia Kate Dillon as Taylor, Mailin Akerman as Lara Axellrod, Damian Lewis as Bobby “Axe” Axelrod, Maggie Siff as Wendy Rhoades, Paul Giamatti as Chuck Rhoades, Condola Rashad as Kate Sacker, Jeffrey DeMunn as Chuck Rhoades, Sr. and Toby Leonard Moore as Brian Connerty. 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October 12, 2019
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Rahul Gandhi to contest from Wayanad in Kerala along with Amethi

first_imgNew Delhi: In a bid to improve the Congress’ position in south India, party president Rahul Gandhi will contest from Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency in Kerala besides his traditional stronghold of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh. Veteran Congress leader from Kerala and former Defence Minister A K Antony made this announcement at a press conference here Sunday, saying Gandhi had consented to fighting from Wayanad following requests from the party’s state unit. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The decision is seen as an attempt by the Congress to consolidate its electoral base in south India, especially Kerala which has 20 Lok Sabha seats. Tamil Nadu has 39 Lok Sabha seats and Karnataka has 28. “This is a message to the southern states that they are deeply valued and respected. Congress president Rahul Gandhi has said he will represent Amethi but will also represent southern states as they are an important part of India’s way of life, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday He said Gandhi has said Amethi is his ‘karmabhoomi’ and he will never leave it. The announcement evoked sharp reactions from both the Left and the Right of the political spectrum. Reacting to the development, CPI(M) Politbureau member Prakash Karat said that the decision of the Congress to field Rahul Gandhi from Wayanad shows that the party wants to take on the Left in Kerala. “Their priority now is to fight against the Left in Kerala. It goes against Congress’ national commitment to fight BJP, as in Kerala it’s LDF which is the main force fighting BJP there,” he told reporters. The CPI(M) ex-General Secretary said his party will work to ensure the defeat of Rahul Gandhi in Wayanad. BJP chief Amit Shah also took a sharp dig at Gandhi contesting from two seats at a rally in Uttar Pradesh. “Congress’ votebank politics has worked on playing with the security of the country. It is the result of this that Rahul Gandhi has left Amethi and run away to Kerala because he knows that voters will seek account from him in Amethi this time,” Shah said. Earlier, Surjewala said the state units of Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu had requested him to contest from south India at a time when there is attack on the language and culture from the Modi government, he said. “This is a fight to espouse the aspirations of south India. This is a fight to give a befitting reply to those forces that attack cultures, languages, way of life and also the deep connect between north and south India between which BJP has created a division,” he said. On BJP’s criticism that Gandhi’s is “not very strong” in Amethi, Surjewala said: “Why doesn’t BJP answer why Moddi ji left Gujarat and went to Varanasi. Does that mean that his condition was bad in Gujarat. Instead of discussing these type of immature things, they should discuss key political issues. Why is BJP so scared.” In a swipe at Union minister Smriti Irani who is contesting against Gandhi in Amethi, he said, “Pehle Delhi mein Chandni Chowk ne haraya, phir Amethi ne bhagaya. Jis mantri mahoyadaya ki charcha kar rahe hain, jinko ticket di hai, ab haar ki hattrick ka mahaul bana hai (First lost from Chandni Chowk, then Amethi. And now, the minister in question has created an atmosphere of a hat-trick of defeats)”. Surjewala said the people of Amethi trust the fact that they are protected with Rahul Gandhi being there. “The BJP has the task of conspiracy while we have the task of construction,” he said. He said Wayanad has a unique geographical feature as it links all the three states of Tamil Nadu’s Nilgiri, Karnataka’s Mysore and has the geographical and cultural representation of the three states. “That is why party decided that Gandhi will, in a way, represent the three states and strengthen the unity between north and south India. Senior Congress leader Antony said Wayanad is situated in Kerala, but also surrounded by Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. “In a way it’ll satisfy the requests of three southern states,” he said. There were many requests from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, the former defence minister said, adding that one of the major reasons for consideration was that it is a trijunction of the three southern states. “Amethi and Rahul do not have a political relationship. Amethi ke mann mein Rahul baste hain. It is a family relationship and cannot be broken by BJP’s politics,” Surjewala said. He said when the Congress government will be formed with the blessings of 130 crore Indians, Rahul Gandhi will represent every corner of the country in a bigger way. “We will discuss about the future slowly,” he said in reply to a question on whether Gandhi will retain Amethi or Wayanad seat if he wins both. “Don’t question Amethi’s intelligence. Amethi has chosen Rajiv ji, Sonia ji and Rahul ji in difficult circumstances. They trust the fact that this country’s management and Amethi is secure in the hands of Rahul Gandhi. Nobody can break the bond between Amethi and Rahul and least of all BJP,” he said. Congress had won eight Lok Sabha seats in Kerala in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, besides two by its ally Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) and one by Kerala Congress (Mani) and one by Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP). The party is hoping to further consolidate its position this time in the state. Wayanad district is in the north eastern part of Kerala and houses various tribal groups of the state. The area was badly affected due to last year’s floods.last_img read more