‘I Am In Awe Of Your Courage’: Priyanka Chopra On Anti-Hijab Protests In Iran


She wrote in her post, “Women in Iran and around the world are standing up and raising their voices, publicly cutting their hair and many other forms of protest for Mahsa Amini, whose young life was taken away so brutally by the Iranian Morality Police for wearing her hijab ‘improperly’. The voices that speak after ages of forced silence, will rightfully burst like a volcano! And they will not and MUST not be stemmed. “
 
“I am in awe of your courage and your purpose. It is not easy to risk your life, literally, to challenge the patriarchal establishment and fight for your rights. But, you are courageous women doing this every day regardless of the cost to yourselves,” she added.
 
She also wrote about the need for solidarity, “To ensure that this movement will have a lasting effect, we must hear their call, understand the issues and then join in with our collective voices. We must also get everyone who can influence others to join as well. Numbers matter.”
 
Ending her post with, “Add your voice to this critical movement. Stay informed and be vocal, so these voices can no longer be forced to stay silent. I stand with you. Jin, jiyan , azaadi… Women, life, freedom.”



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China, Russia, and War in Ukraine


The United States and its allies currently confront Russian aggression in Ukraine even as threats from China to Taiwan and the wider Pacific region are growing. Former Deputy Undersecretary of the Navy Seth Cropsey founded the Yorktown Institute to focus on American responses to this increasingly dangerous world. He joined Conservative Casual Friday show host Andrew E. Harrod for an interesting discussion about how a Russian victory in Ukraine would pose wider threats to North Atlantic security and make China more dangerous, among other matters.



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Box Office: Vikram Vedha and PS-1 do fair business in Week One :Bollywood Box Office – Bollywood Hungama


Both Vikram Vedha and PS-1 [Hindi] did fair business at the box office by the close of first week in theatres. Between the two films, the combined collections were less than Rs. 75 crores, though one expected at least Rs. 100 crores to come in. Especially due to Dusshehra holiday coming right in the middle of the week, one expected better collections for sure.

In fact, the collections are lesser than the Rakshanbandhan/Independence Day week, which was peppered by holidays and partial holidays, as a result of which the first week numbers of Laal Singh Chaddha and Raksha Bandhan had collected Rs. 49.63 and Rs. 37.29 crores respectively. This totalled up to Rs. 86.92 crores and now between Vikram Vedha and PS-1 [Hindi], the combined collections are lesser by more than Rs. 10 crores.

Of course, the Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar starrers were event films whereas Vikram Vedha is amongst one of the many biggies that release in a year. On the other hand PS-1 is indeed an event film but for south and there is setting and breaking quite a few records. In Hindi, the numbers which are coming in are added bonus and that’s what the makers would be reasonably fine with, what with Rs. 13.75 crores* coming in. Same can’t be said about Vikram Vedha since a first week total of 60 crores* is not that something that the makers would gave bargained for.

With Goodbye as the only Bollywood release of the week, one now waits to see how far do Vikram Vedha and PS-1 go from this point on. Eventually their combined collections would surpass the Rs. 100 crores mark, but that’s about it.

*Estimates. Final numbers awaited

Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources

More Pages: Ponniyin Selvan: Part-1 Box Office Collection , Ponniyin Selvan: Part-1 Movie Review

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Safety Concerns: Norway Inspects Europipe II Subsea Gas Pipeline to Germany



Norway has deployed a specialist vessel to inspect a subsea gas pipeline to Germany because of safety concerns after suspected sabotage last month on two Nord Stream pipelines between Russia and Germany, sources and data have shown.

Norway, Europe’s largest gas supplier, last week put its energy sector on high alert, deploying its navy and air force to patrol offshore facilities and placing soldiers at onshore gas processing plants after the Sept. 26 Nord Stream blasts.

The Havila Subsea, an oil service vessel equipped with remotely operated subsea vehicles, was deployed on Oct. 5 to survey the Europipe II pipeline that runs from the Kaarstoe gas plant in Norway to Dornum in Germany, Refinitiv vessel-tracking data shows.

Jostein Alendal, chief executive of Reach Subsea, which operates Havila Subsea, told Reuters the inspection was ordered by Equinor, which carries out pipeline inspections on behalf of offshore gas system operator Gassco.

“For security considerations, we cannot go into detail about specific measures,” a Gassco spokesperson said in an email.

An Equinor representative was not immediately available to comment, and Norway’s military declined to comment on offshore pipeline surveys or other specific offshore security measures.

“Knowledge about these measures makes it easier for an actor to avoid them,” a military spokesperson said in an email.

Europipe II is possibly the most important Norwegian pipeline, said Tor Ivar Stroemmen, a senior lecturer at the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy.

“A major interruption of the flow of gas to Germany could cause political pressures changing the dynamics of the ongoing stand-off with Russia,” Stroemmen said.

Germany, Europe’s largest economy, relied heavily on Russian gas supplies from Russia until supplies were cut after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The 658km Europipe II has capacity of 71 million cubic meters (mcm) of gas per day, about a fifth of Norway’s total pipeline exports.

Sweden’s Security Service said on Thursday that a crime scene investigation of the two pipelines has strengthened suspicions of “gross sabotage” involving detonations.

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 (Reporting by Nerijus Adomaitis and Ron BoussoAdditional reporting by Gwladys Fouche in OsloEditing by David Goodman)




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Vice President – CM&T Investment Banking, TD Securities

Job title: Vice President – CM&T Investment Banking, TD Securities

Company: TD Securities

Job description: TD Description

TD Securities provides a wide range of M&A advisory, capital markets products and services to corporate, government and institutional clients. The firm works with clients around the world, focusing selectively and strategically on the key financial centers: Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Vancouver, New York, London, Singapore and Tokyo. www.td.com

Job Requirements

  • Develops transaction ideas and discusses appropriate context with senior coverage team

members.

  • Develops revenue in all product areas and executes transactions.
  • Demonstrates relevant market/industry/product knowledge.
  • Structures/delivers high impact presentations.
  • Maintains client relationships and keeps them informed as deals progress.
  • Keeps more senior M&A and coverage officers informed as deals progress/issues arise.
  • Liaises and/or interacts with clients at all levels (CFO, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, etc.).
  • Liaises with clients primarily at CEO and CFO level.
  • Executes on deals, generating or contributing to increases in revenue levels.
  • Directs, trains, and develops team members to enable them to meet challenges department objectives and achieve full potential.
  • Establishes an environment that promotes respect for the individual employee and adheres to the policies and guidelines of the Bank.
  • Maintains confidentiality of client information.
  • Accountable for providing expertise and support to senior coverage team members in execution of transactions and deal structure by providing expertise and knowledge of relevant markets/industries/products.
  • Develops recommendations/ideas for transactions and revenue generation, structures/delivers presentations, and manages deals/transactions as they progress/issues arise (escalating and keeping senior coverage officers informed as required).
  • Liaises and maintains client relationships.
  • Acts as an experienced specialist for an assigned business or portfolio; role requires deep knowledge.

Hours

40

Job Description

The Vice President CM&T Investment Banking TD Securities provides professional level of expertise as part of a client team and liaises with clients at various levels and helps execute on transactions.

Inclusiveness

At TD, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and communities in which we live in and serve, and creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential.

If you are a candidate with a disability and need an accommodation to complete the application process, email the TD Bank US Workplace Accommodations Program at . Include your full name, best way to reach you, and the accommodation needed to assist you with the application process.

EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in Business (Accounting or Finance) or Mathematics/Economics
  • Series 7, 79 and 63
  • 5 – 7 years of related experience

Business Line

TD Securities

Job Category – Primary

Securities / Wholesale Banking

Job Category(s)

Securities / Wholesale Banking

Job Family

Corporate / Investment Banking Origination

Time Type

Full Time

Employment Type

Regular

Expected salary:

Location: New York City, NY

Job date: Fri, 07 Oct 2022 06:50:47 GMT

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The 5th International conference on Birth defects (ICBD 2022)


It is a 3 day conference aimed to discuss recent advancements in the field of diagnosis and management of birth defects. Various aspects like the molecular and metabolic basis of birth defects, drugs, precision therapy, neoplastic and cardiovascular birth defects, along with laboratory precision medicine will be discussed during the conference.

Birth defects constitute structural or functional defects affecting any part of the body, including metabolic disorders which are present from birth. These conditions ranging from mild to severe are not rare affecting 1 in 33 babies born in the United States each year translating into about 1,20,000 babies. Globally birth defects have been recognized as a major contributor to neonatal and infant morbidity and mortality. The scenario is no different in India having more than 1.7 million children born with birth defects every year. Implementing strategies for their prevention, early identification, and management is of utmost importance considering the impact it can have on our future generation. Studying the genomic alterations leading to these birth defects and identifying genes and pathways may help in designing targeted therapies opening up doors for the new field of Precision Medicine for Birth Defects.



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Governo, Meloni: ‘Esecutivo politico, discontinuità con le politiche del passato’ – Politica


Si sta lavorando a un governo, è il ragionamento di Giorgia Meloni, “politico, forte e coeso, con un programma chiaro, un mandato popolare e un presidente politico”. Un Esecutivo, ha ricordato il presidente di FdI, che come chiesto dai cittadini “porterà avanti politiche in discontinuità rispetto a quelle messe in piedi in questi anni dagli esecutivi a trazione Pd”.

“Non mi pare che ci sia uno scontro” con il premier Mario Draghi sul Pnrr, “però il governo scrive nella Nadef che entro la fine dell’anno noi spenderemo 21 miliardi dei 29,4 che avevamo, e quindi lo diciamo con spirito costruttivo per dire che dobbiamo fare ancora meglio”, ha detto Meloni.

Il presidente del Consiglio Mario Draghi nella relazione sul Pnrr inviata al Parlamento ha illustrato “l’intensa attività svolta dall’inizio dell’anno e i risultati raggiunti”. I risultati conseguiti – sottolinea – sono significativi” con il conseguimento di tutti gli obiettivi del primo semestre e l’Italia “presto potrà ricevere altri 21 miliardi di euro”. Ora l’attuazione “procede più velocemente dei cronoprogrammi originari. La fine della legislatura ha richiesto uno sforzo supplementare, per fare in modo che, dopo le elezioni, si potesse ripartire da una posizione il più avanzata possibile”.

Il rebus sui ministeri. Al di là dei nomi, il metodo indicato da Meloni, per un governo di alto profilo e che peschi anche tra tecnici se più competenti, non convince tutti. Sorpresa, in particolare, circola dentro Forza Italia. Rivendicando anche, sottovoce, che alcune delle personalità di rilievo targate oggi FdI sono state scoperte proprio da Silvio Berlusconi (da Raffaele Fitto a Giulio Tremonti da Marcello Pera fino allo stesso La Russa). Sul fronte toto ministri resta anche il nodo Matteo Salvini. Continuano i contatti tra Meloni e il segretario della Lega, ma per ora a distanza (Salvini impegnato tutto il giorno in Lombardia). Si fa, quindi, più plausibile l’idea di un passo indietro del ‘capitano’ rispetto a suo ritorno al Viminale. Per lui resterebbero le opzioni di un ministero dell’Agricoltura o degli Affari regionali, per trainare e attuare la riforma dell’autonomia. Altra incognita è sul ministero l’Economia. Non si scioglie ufficialmente la riserva su Fabio Panetta, nonostante il ‘no’ del membro del board della Banca centrale europea che sarebbe filtrato tramite Bloomberg.





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Avalanche in the Indian Himalayas kills at least 19 climbers



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At least 19 people are confirmed dead after an avalanche struck climbers in the Indian Himalayas, authorities said Friday, with bad weather hampering the fourth day of search and rescue efforts.

A group of climbing trainees and instructors were caught in Tuesday’s massive snowslide near the summit of Mount Draupadi ka Danda II in the northern state of Uttarakhand.

“Nineteen bodies have been recovered. 10 people are still missing,” state disaster agency spokesperson Ridhim Aggarwal told AFP.

“Rescue operations have resumed for the day but are subject to weather,” she added. “The weather is bad.”

Police, disaster authorities and the Indian air force have been mobilised to help with search efforts, with 32 people successfully rescued from the mountain despite snow and rainfall.

An advance helicopter landing ground had been prepared near the site of the avalanche at 4,900 metres (16,000 feet) above sea level, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police said Thursday.

Sunil Lalwani, one of the rescued trainee climbers, credited the instructors for saving many lives.

“We were 50-100 metres from the summit with our instructors ahead of us, when suddenly an avalanche hit us and took everyone down,” Lalwani was quoted as saying by the Hindustan Times on Thursday.

“It happened in a matter of seconds and we were dumped in a crevasse. We were somehow able to breathe… It’s because of them that we are alive today.”

Among the bodies recovered earlier in the week was that of climber Savita Kanswal, who had summited Everest this year.

Kanswal was an instructor with the expedition and had been feted by the climbing community for summiting the world’s highest peak and nearby Makalu in just 16 days – a women’s record.

Fatal accidents common

Fatal climbing accidents are common in the Himalayas, home to Everest and several of the world’s highest peaks.

In August, the body of a mountaineer was recovered two months after he fell into a crevasse while crossing a glacier in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh.

Last week, renowned US ski mountaineer Hilaree Nelson’s body was found on the slopes of Nepal’s Manaslu peak after she went missing skiing down the world’s eighth-highest mountain.

The same day, Nepali climber Anup Rai was killed and a dozen others were injured after an avalanche on the 8,163-metre (26,781-foot) mountain.

Although no substantial research has been done on the impacts of climate change on mountaineering risks in the Himalayas, climbers have reported crevasses widening, running water on previously snowy slopes, and the increasing formation of glacial lakes.

(AFP) 



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NBA Pre-Season Roundup: Adebayo, Cain lead Heat over Durant, Simmons and Nets


NEW YORK (AP) — Bam Adebayo scored 17 points, undrafted rookie Jamal Cain added 15 points and 11 rebounds and the Miami Heat beat the Brooklyn Nets 109-80 on Thursday night.

Kevin Durant led Brooklyn with 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting in 26 minutes. Ben Simmons had four points and 10 rebounds for the Nets.

Miami star Jimmy Butler played for the first time in the preseason, scoring two points in the first half and then sitting in the second half. Tyler Herro and Victor Oladipo didn’t play for the Heat.

The Nets were minus Joe Harris, who was resting an ankle that left him out most of last season, and Kyrie Irving, who had the night off after the birth of his child. Seven Heat players scored in double figures.

Kyle Lowry had 15 points and Dru Smith, Duncan Robinson and Jamaree Bouyea each added 12 for Miami. Cain signed with the Heat in July after playing for Marquette and Oakland University.

Cam Thomas scored 13 points and Markieff Morris had 10 for the Nets.

Through the first half, the teams tried various combinations, mixing the starters with some key bench players. Both sides seemed to stretch their stars for some extra minutes in the shortened NBA preseason.

Durant played 19 minutes in the first half and scored 18 points, making six of seven shots. Simmons and backcourt mate Royce O’Neale each played 18 minutes.

TIMBERWOLVES 114, LAKERS 99

In Las Vegas, Rudy Gobert, making his first preseason appearance after an offseason trade to Minnesota, had five points and 12 rebounds in a 17-minute stint in Minnesota’s victory over Los Angeles.

Anthony Edwards, D’Angelo Russell and Jaylen Nowell had 13 points each for Minnesota. Nathan Knight scored 11 points in 10 minutes.

Thomas Bryant, who started at center for Los Angeles, led the Lakers with 18 points and seven rebounds. Cole Swider scored 17 and Scotty Pippen Jr. added 14 points.

The Lakers starting lineup looked much different than Wednesday night’s loss to the Suns in Las Vegas. Los Angeles was without LeBron James and Russell Westbrook as Los Angeles played on the second night of a back-to-back. Anthony Davis missed another game with a lower back tightness.

Karl-Anthony Towns was not available for Minnesota, still ramping up after an illness led to hospitalization.

MAGIC 102, SPURS 99

Paolo Banchero, the overall No. 1 pick in the June draft, had nine points and five rebounds to help Orlando win in San Antonio.

Wendell Carter Jr. had 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Magic. He shot 8 of 13 as most of the Orlando starters played between 20 and 23 minutes. Franz Wagner had 12 points and Moritz Wagner added 10.

Doug McDermott led the Spurs with 14 points, and Keita Bates-Diop added 12.

HAWKS 123, BUCKS 113

Dejounte Murray scored 25 points in his Atlanta debut and the Hawks beat Milwaukee in the NBA’s first game in the United Arab Emirates and the Arabian Gulf.

The teams will play another preseason game on Saturday at Etihad Arena.

Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 19 points. Jevon Carter added 17.

Hawks star Trae Young had 22 points.

The game featured the NBA’s three Holiday brothers. Aaron Holiday had 16 points and Justin Holiday added nine for the Hawks. Jrue Holiday had 12 for the Bucks.

THUNDER 131, ADELAIDE 36ERS 98

Tre Mann scored 26 points, including hitting 8 of 10 on 3s and Oklahoma City beat a team from the Australian National Basketball League.

Lindy Waters III scored 23 points and Eugene Omoruyi added 19 points for the Thunder.

Craig Randall II, who had 35 points in the 36ers’ 134-124 win over the Phoenix Suns, led Adelaide with 27 points. Robert Franks scored 20 points and Antonius Cleveland had 19 points.

Adelaide used torrid 3-point shooting, hitting 56% from beyond the arc, to defeat the Suns in the opening game of their preseason tour. But the accuracy was not the same against Oklahoma City as the 36ers went 11 of 36 from distance.

TRAIL BLAZERS 138, MACCABI RA’ANANA 85

Shaedon Sharpe, the seventh overall pick from Kentucky in last summer’s draft, scored 27 points, connecting on 10 of 13 shots to lead the Portland past Maccabi Ra’anana.

Keon Johnson added 18 points for Portland. Norris Cole led Maccabi with 19 points and six assists.



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