Work from home but find your home also!

first_imgIt is very contradicting statement to work from home and find your home. If you are working from home, then which home you have to find out!As the country and world still battle the threat and fear of covid-19 virus and in absence of any vaccine and remedy to it, the only way available is social distancing which caused the national lockdown. Curtailing of travelling facility and another support system, work from home (WFH) has become the only option for some of the organisations who encouraged their team to work from home though it is not at the same pace as it is used to be earlier. Many of employees, owners, professionals and consultants are working from home.While working from home, we are learning to cope with domestic distractions as well as to be more productive. WFH provides us time and opportunity to take our anger and frustration away from the workplace as we may have anger, angst and frustration in an inimical workplace or in work relations. We may pause and reflect if such disturbing relations are worth it. We may grow out of it and repair and let go.Time taken in sitting through long hours of meetings and discussions in the office is getting saved now making us efficient and more productive. WFH saves time and stress of journey which helps us to connect with self and our family and improves relations at home. WFH may have its own merits and demerits, however, it may have a bright future.Pandemic covid-19 has compelled us to slow down and restructure our work style, lifestyle, social relations and thought process which may cost personally, socially, and economically not only in short term but in long run also. But every crisis has its silver lining.While managing mundane affairs from home, we have to handle our mind and body disturbances due to outside grim and threatening forces which cause sadness, depression and anxiety. This necessitates turning inside to restore our body and mind balance. Nature loves balance and when it gets disturbed, there is temporary chaos and realignment. We are enriched with new learnings and insights with every such transition.Nature has, though in a harsh and relentless way, brought us by force of circumstances seclusion and stillness which we may utilise to go in, from outside. Meditation is the process of going inside and looks for an inner home where the soul resides and where from security and self-control comes. When we are in our inner home and connected with our deeper self, our body and mind are nourished and feel balanced at centre witnessing the peripheral outer circle where all life disturbances and up and downs keep happening.Our being is our centre and our body and mind along with the outer world is a circle- periphery of the being. Since we are at periphery all the time, we are lopsided. When we are away from our inner home all the time, we get exhausted, depressed and lost. It is like we are sitting in the garden outside the house to enjoy the feel of the warm and pleasant sun but after a while, it is hotter, perspiring and no more pleasant. We go inside the house spontaneously to again feel the pleasant atmosphere of coolness there. So we go inside and outside the house in a natural way.In the same manner, if we go inside by way of mediation and develop the awareness and witnessing by and by, it enables us to move in or out as and when we feel like doing it. A bird can fly only because its wings are on opposite sides. Similarly going inside and outside our inner home are two wings of the same being. We have one wing of being and other of doing. Each day if we go inner home for some time, we remain more balanced and healed to handle outer world challenges and opportunities in a better way.last_img read more

Forces behind premier dynasty-III

first_imgTo counter Sino-Pak axis, India has to attain secular trust between its Right and Left polity. This mutual trust is also crucial to fortify ties with developed nations and heal Hindu-Muslim divides in the subcontinent.During NDA rule under Vajpayee, a weak Congress seeking an alliance with Left front and driven by Evangelicals backed Neocolonial elements in the US, let loose a strong disinformation campaign against Sangh Parivar. This became even more repressive under UPA rule. Added to it was targeted terror orchestration by Pakistan in BJP strongholds. Bharatiya campaign of BJP lost out, first under Vajpayee and then again under LK Advani.The next-gen leadership of BJP strode back to power by choosing not to disambiguate Hindutva-Bharatiyata conjugation. This consolidation of Right polity has come at the cost of the decimation of dynastic Congress and weakening of secular trust in the neighbourhood. China foray is most likely an outcome of this development. China expects as articles in Global Times indicated, the US wouldn’t come in support of India. West is indeed lukewarm in its support, and transactional in its approach.The way out is to first dismantle the neo-colonial handle that the premier dynasty provides to the West. India needs a healthy relationship with the West that is based on widespread civilian contacts. This relationship should not be driven by business lobbyists nor by Intelli jokers in West who had put RSS on a terror watchlist. This basic confusion among Western Intelli and now widely prevalent among Western liberal intelligentsia must be allayed.In order to do so, it is necessary to accord Sangh Parivar legitimate cultural space, as is enjoyed by religious Right in the US, Germany, UK, Japan and other developed nations. This will enable BJP to formalize its Bharatiyata credential while Hindutva would be accepted as purpose primarily a cultural modernization aspiration, driven by the agenda of bringing forth caste equality and intermingling to strengthen Hindu unity.Such a mutual trust founded on common understanding and acceptance of secular Constitution is critical to gain the trust of Indian neighbours. India can then maintain its strategic autonomy credibly and not be driven to overcompensate West for extending material support to deter China. This strategic autonomy will enable India to elicit China cooperation for safeguarding Global commons.A military and Intelli driven relationships took a severe toll of Pakistan and India got to avoid such manipulative forces enabled by the neocolonial handle.India, as envisaged by UPA Government led by Dr Manmohan Singh, aspires to be an independent polarity within the strategic architecture of the free world. India can then opt to intervene to stabilize global order per her legal assessment of international law.India deserves to be a permanent member of the Security Council with veto right based on the criterion of the internal political stability of her bipartisan secular trust and power projection capabilities.last_img read more

Jump Canada Invites Hall of Fame Nominations

first_imgMore from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Email* Ottawa, Ontario – Jump Canada is calling for nominations for induction to the Hall of Fame. The Jump Canada Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Gala, presented by BMO Financial Group, will be held as part of a black-tie gala on Sunday, November 8, 2009, at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto, ON.Current categories recognized by the Jump Canada Hall of Fame include Builder – Individual, Builder – Organization, Pony, Hunter, Jumper, Rider, Sponsor, Media, Official, Trainer/Coach, and Team/Event. The nomination criteria for potential Hall of Fame candidates are available on the Jump Canada Hall of Fame website by going to and clicking on ‘Nominations’.“The nomination process gives our membership an opportunity to share their stories about those who have made our sport special, and to put forward suggestions for future inductees,” said Mark Samuel, Chair of the Jump Canada Hall of Fame.Submissions for consideration for the 2009 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony are due to the Nomination Committee by June 15, 2009. The committee will then deliberate and will announce the 2009 Inductees from among all Nominations received to date. Nominations not approved for induction in 2009 will be retained and considered in future years.Features profiles of previous inductees, as well as photo galleries of the 2006, 2007 and 2008 events, can be found at Horse Sport Enews Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! SIGN UP We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding.last_img read more

FEI List Group Proposes 2011 Equine Prohibited Substances List

first_img Email* Following last month’s highly successful FEI Congress on NSAIDs and further discussion of the issues raised, the FEI List Group has proposed an Equine Prohibited Substances List for 2011 which simultaneously respects horse welfare and ensures a level playing field.During its discussions, the List Group made a distinction between the use of NSAIDs during competition, and their use between competitions. With the exception of Salicylic Acid (aspirin), for which it is proposed to raise the current threshold to harmonise it with that of other international regulators, the List Group has unanimously concluded that the science available from the few limited studies carried out to date on the use of NSAIDs is contradictory and provides insufficient evidence for allowing levels in competition that are not a potential threat to horse welfare or enhance performance.As a result, the List Group has proposed a list of prohibited substances for 2011 which represents a practical solution that respects horse welfare and ensures a level playing field. This list does not allow NSAIDs in competition, but does allow post-competition usage of certain NSAIDs, specifically Phenylbutazone and Flunixin, in low dosages between competitions for the well-being of the horse; but only to the extent that the medications will neither be detectable nor affect the performance or welfare of the horse at its next competition.Each of the substances named on the proposed Equine Prohibited Substances List for implementation in 2011, was agreed unanimously by the List Group members. It was also agreed that there must always be a balance between required rest and medication, ensuring that there is a good approach to management and training, rather than relying on medication to effect a recovery.The FEI Executive Board has reviewed the issues involved and will recommend the adoption of the List Group’s proposed 2011 Equine Prohibited Substances List to the General Assembly and the Bureau, in the knowledge that such an approach would also have the benefit of being compatible with certain national laws that may have restricted a different approach.The National Federations have now received the statistical data necessary to make a fully-informed choice on whether to accept or reject the proposed 2011 Equine Prohibited Substances List when it is put to the vote at the FEI General Assembly in November. If the 2011 List is not approved, the 2010 List presently in effect would remain in use for another year.National Federations were informed of the List Group proposal today through the NF Liaison Office at FEI Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. Horse Sport Enews Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! SIGN UP We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more

The five most expensive homes listed in NYC last week

first_img426 West 22nd Street, 200 Chambers Street and 132 West 11th StreetUPDATED Monday, December 23, 2019, 1:10 p.m.: Lower Manhattan properties dominated last week’s supply of fresh listings.The second week of December saw the five priciest homes new to the market range from $50 million to $6.6 million, compared with the previous week’s spread of $19.5 million to just under $10 million. The listings were pulled according to an analysis of StreetEasy and Compass data, and one submitted listing.The two most expensive new listings were townhouses.Though it falls outside of The Real Deal’s methodology, the most expensive listing of the week by far was a West Village townhouse that hit the market quietly on Brown Harris Stevens’ website asking $50 million.Combined, the five priciest listings in New York City between Dec. 9 through Dec. 15 seek nearly $89.4 million.ADVERTISEMENTHere’s a look at the top five listings.1. 11 West 10th Street | Greenwich Village | $50 millionThe gigantic townhouse is nearly 55 feet wide and freshly renovated. The home was originally assembled from two properties owned by investor Jeremiah Milbank in the early 1990s and he later converted it into a residence for young businesswomen. Broker Paula Del Nunzio is handling the sale.2. 132 West 11th Street | West Village | $18.5 millionThis 1900-era townhouse was listed for the first time in 30 years. The four-bedroom home spans 6,600 square feet and includes a library, chef’s kitchen and a double-height ceilinged art studio that is currently a separate residence. The home is 22 feet wide and includes a garden in the back and terraces. Michael Bolla of Sotheby’s International Realty has the listing.3. 426 West 22nd Street | Chelsea | $7.499 millionAnother townhouse originally built in 1900 is partitioned into three residences. The ground-floor duplex consists of more than 2,300 square feet containing three bedrooms, three bathrooms and four wood-burning fireplaces. There is also a roughly 800-square-foot private garden. The two units above each have two wood-burning fireplaces, exposed brick interiors and private terraces. The listing is with Candice Milano and Malessa Rambarran of Halstead.4. 200 Chambers Street #26CD | Tribeca | $6.8 millionThis four-bedroom, four-bath condo includes a home office and comes with a separate storage unit. The 2005 building, developed by Jack Resnick & Sons and designed by Costas Kondylis & Partners, spans 29 floors. Amenities for residents include bike parking, a landscaped roof terrace, kids playroom, lounge, gym and a 50-foot sky-lit lap pool. Douglas Elliman’s Joe Peraino is handling the listing.5. One Manhattan Square #58J | Lower East Side | $6.6 millionThis three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath unit features a premium Miele and Subzero appliance package that includes a wine bar for the kitchen. An ensuite bathroom for the master suite includes a steam shower, radiant floor heating and a Wetstyle soaking bathtub with custom stonework. The nearly 2,350-square-foot condo at Gary Barnett’s One Manhattan Square is not a sponsor unit. Private building amenities include a motor court, a piano lounge, bowling alley, screening room, 75-foot pool, spa, basketball and squash courts and golf simulator. Ariel Cohen of Douglas Elliman has the listing.Clarification: The story was updated to include the Milbank House listing at 11 West 10th Street. Write to Erin Hudson at [email protected] This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

The Israeli wonderkid of VFL Gummersbach – Yonatan Dayan: “I Can’t ask for more”

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsWritten by Dean Shmuel ElmasVFL Gummersbach youth section produced a lot of handball legends, such as Heiner Brand and many others, but thru the club’s 157 years, there were not so many players who reach the first team in the age of 18. Yonatan Dayan is one of them.The Israeli middle back grew up in the Ironi Rehovot and when he was in 9th grade he went to the Israeli handball academy. Afterward, the Israeli handball federation chose him to be part of the isreali “Germany project”, although he was 2 years younger than his team-mates. In this project, the Israeli u19 national team flies to Germany for few months, train two or three times a day and meet Jugend Bundesliga teams.In that way, Gummersbach found his potential and bring him to the club when he was 17 years old. Last March, when he was 18 years old and part of the U18 and U23 Gummersbach’s teams, he called for the first team match in the Sparkassen Arena with THW Kiel. It was amazing week for Yonatan who was one of the U18’S MVP who led them for the national Jugend Bundesliga playoffs.Last summer, he was a major part of the Israeli U18 national team who finished in the 14th place in the European championship and In the current season, he became a permanent player in the first team and even that he can play in the U18 team, it doesn’t happen a lot. In the most of time, he plays in the first and U23 teams only.Yonatan, Have you expected to be a Bundesliga player when you are 18 years old only?“I’ve trained with the first squad when I was 17 years old but absolutely not expected for that. I thank before each of every training ‘wow, I will train with them’. If someone told me before that it will happen I could laugh”.What do you thank when your head coach called you from the bench to play in the Sparkassen Arena?“In the first moments it looked like everything is black and my heart bumped like never before. But, in few seconds I was totally fine”.Are you satisfied from the way the “stage” that VFL Gummersbach gives you?“Absolutely. I can’t ask for more!”“I love to play handball”The fact that you play in the U18, U21 and first teams don’t put too much pressure on you?“I love to play handball and the club know what good for me”.VFL Gummersbach was a major European club but in the last seasons the club become a relegations fighter. What happened?“This is true but I’ve got to say that the management work and talk about it a lot. They have a long-term project that will bring VFL back to the top in 5 years”.You were part of the Israeli “Germany Project”. How does the project helped you?“It was like a bootcamp for Gummersbach. To be far away from home and to train and play in the European level. In the physically and mentally expects, it improved me a lot”.The Israeli national team didn’t called you for a match already. Do you wait for that?“National team it is a dream for me such as VELUX EHF Champions League and the Bundesliga. The national Team is a special thing”.What did you took from Ironi Rehovot to your Bundesliga career?“Rehovot is the most ‘home’ club in the world for me, like a big family. For the rest of my life, this club will be my home”.Do you believe that you will come to the Israeli league soon?“My expectations from myself is to stay in the Bundesliga in the upcoming years and improve myself”.“14th place was not our target”Are you satisfied with the U18 14TH place in the European championship?“It was not our target and we expected for more. We wanted to be in the top 8 and we were close, but we lost. We wasn’t good enough in the team’s prespective”.What is your expectations in the future?“My dream is to be In the Champions league final four but I believe that even after that I will want another one. I’ve got to say that I am very satisfied in Gummersbach and feel a huge privilege in each of every second”. Related Items:Yonatan Dayan VfL Gummersbach ShareTweetShareShareEmail Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Herman 4. December 2018. at 16:38 center_img Very talented kid. I wish him very good luck! 1 Comment 1 Commentlast_img read more

New Look at Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix

first_imgA photo of Andre 3000 portraying the legend Jimi Hendrix for the upcoming biopic, All Is By My Side, has been released. A pair of clips from the long-awaited film was released last month.The film premiered at SXSW in March, and will be released in theatres June 13th in the U.S. and August 8th in the UK.You can check out a scene from the film below, and the crazy resemblance between Andre and Jimi.-Brittney Borruso[via Consequence of Sound]last_img

Crafton, Suarez involved in big wreck at Atlanta

first_imgSuarez’s truck immediately got into race leader Matt Crafton‘s No. 88 Toyota, which immediately went spinning on the 1.54-mile track.  Both Crafton’s and Suarez’s Toyotas were wheeled to the garage, done for the day with significant damage. Both drivers were evaluated and released from the infield care center. NASCAR then brought out the red flag on Lap 112 while cleanup began. RELATED: Full race resultscenter_img Crafton and Suarez were ranked 30th and 31st, respectively, by the race’s end. Bell wound up 26th. During a Lap 111 restart, the No. 4 of Christopher Bell tipped the back of Kyle Busch Motorsports teammate Daniel Suarez‘s No. 51 entry, causing a chain reaction to bring out the caution at Atlanta Motor Speedway.last_img read more

Riot At Jethro Tull Show Nearly Gets Rock Music Banned From Red Rocks, On This Day In 1971

first_imgWhat was supposed to be a night of epic rock music at Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre on June 10th, 1971 turned into an all-out riot when Jethro Tull came to town. The infamous night nearly became the last-ever rock show ever held at the famous outdoor venue.The hot summer evening 49 years ago tonight brought 10,000 die-hard fans from around the country to see the famous British rock band’s performance, which sold out nearly two weeks ahead of the show. An hour before showtime, however, nearly 2,000 ticketless fans outside the venue caused a commotion when they attempted to climb the hills behind the venue in order to sneak in. As the situation snowballed and fans followed the example of the gate-crashers around them, police onsite responded with copious amounts of tear gas in an attempt to disperse the crowd.The fracas that followed would go down as one of the worst riots in rock history, and nearly got rock concerts banned from the venue for good. After being provoked, fans unable to get in began throwing rocks and bottles at police, tipping cars, and generally initiating chaos around the venue. Due to the shape of the natural amphitheater, the venue filled with tear gas from outside the gates at an alarming rate, forcing the night’s opening act, Livingston Taylor, to make a quick exit before finishing his set.Related: Phish Kicked Off An Infamous Red Rocks Run, On This Day 23 Years Ago [Video/Audio]As the riots continued, fans already settled in their seats began experiencing the effects of the chaos. Hundreds sustained injuries ranging from broken bones to cuts from broken glass, while some even passed out due to the sudden influx of tear gas. Tull’s manager, Terry Ellis, arrived at the peak of the riots and was quickly turned away in his car by police who stated, “The concert’s over. Turn around and get out.” After explaining who they were, the band managed to get backstage, but they quickly realized the grim reality of what the concert had become.The band turned around upon witnessing the chaos, but had parked on the side of the road to further investigate. Helicopters started flying low and dropping more tear gas over venue and the crowd ran for the exits. After a few minutes passed, the members of Jethro Tull proceeded back up the one-mile road into the park and entered a backstage area littered with broken glass, fumes of tear gas, unconscious fans, and unlucky attendees with blood running down their faces and clothes. Apparently, venue organizers and city officials had battled for two years leading up to the show to allow Red Rocks to host rock concerts, and Jethro Tull was supposed to be the first band to kick it off.Promoter Barry Fey said, “Well, I guess, what happened here, I don’t know how many gate crashers — six hundred to a thousand is what they estimate — were over the top there. And I guess it got out of hand. I guess they took a couple of police away to the hospital. And someone threw tear gas, and it drifted over. And of course, the innocent people get hurt It seems to be settled down now, but it’s hard to control up here. There’s no communications, you can see it’s so vast that you don’t really know what’s going on.”Amid the chaos, Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson went on-stage with his guitar, and the crowd cheered knowing that music would prevail. After the first song, Anderson said to the crowd, “Welcome to World War Three.”Throughout the show, more canisters of tear gas continued to explode in the crowd, resulting in the band also inhaling the fumes as they played on. The music continued for nearly an hour and a half as the band played through then-new album, Aqualung, soothing the crowd with some more spiritual tunes. In the end, 28 people, including Denver policemen and three infants, were treated at hospitals for injuries sustained during the riot while hundreds were treated onsite by medical teams. A few dozen fans were arrested.In the aftermath of the riot, Sam Feiner, director of Denver’s Theaters-Arenas Division, said he wouldn’t allow any more rock events at Red Rocks as a result of the disturbances. The restriction lasted through 1976.The only other act that has been banned by Morrison city officials in the years since the Jethro Tull catastrophe is Phish who were temporarily barred from Red Rocks after riots broke out during a 1996 performance. They did not return until 2009.Watch Ian Anderson discuss the 1971 riots during Jethro Tull’s return to Red Rocks in 2008 via the fan-shot below.Ian Anderson Talks 1971 Riots During 2008 Red Rocks Amphitheater Performance[Video: Grateful Web]What we can take away from these disastrous rock riots is the general incapability of police to control unruly crowds without violent action that persists to this day. Acting out of fear and desperation, police incited these infamous riots due with undue shows of physical force. The rocks certainly would not have crumbled to the ground under the added weight of another one or two thousand people, so why the violence? Blaming rock music for bringing the rioters was, of course, a bad look for the already historically-notorious genre, but one could argue that a crowd of people treated in this manner by authorities would have a similarly angry reaction no matter what music they were into. As history continues to repeat itself 2020, we hope it’s finally time to reconsider how physical force is used by authorities on all fronts.last_img read more

3.6 Earthquake Jolts San Francisco Bay Area

first_imgThe agency’s website shows thousands of reports of people saying they felt the earthquake. Many of them took to social media to say it woke them up or was a fitting end for 2020. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A magnitude 3.6 earthquake has jolted the San Francisco Bay Area on the last day of 2020. Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson, F-35 Demonstration Team pilot and commander flies over the San Francisco Bay during the Fleet Week Airshow Oct. 11, 2019, in San Francisco, Calif. The waterfront event attracts thousands of visitors each year from around the world to watch the aerial displays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexander Cook) The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake struck around 5:40 a.m. Thursday roughly 10 miles (16 kilometers) east of San Francisco at a depth of about 9 miles (14 kilometers). Bay Area news station KGO-TV reported that there were no reports of damage or injuries.last_img read more