View comments Thirdy Ravena finished with another all-around game with 18 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, while Anton Asistio picked up 16 points, built on three triples as the Eagles won by twin digits for the third straight game.“We shot well from the field,” said Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“It’s a high scoring game and we shot well from the field, even from the three-point line. But we also gave a lot of points to FEU. They shot the ball well also, more than what we would’ve wanted.”Later, Paul Desiderio broke out of his early season slump, firing a season-best 28 points as University of the Philippines repulsed University of the East, 84-71. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson How to help the Taal evacuees Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo failed to shut down Far Eastern U’s attack the way it planned, but the Blue Eagles’ red-hot shooting proved more than enough to get the job done.With seven players making at least a triple, the Eagles used a fiery start to crush another contender in the Tamaraws, 94-82, on Sunday and regain top spot in UAAP Season 80 basketball tournament at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Racela rues Tams’ poor defense vs hot-shooting Eagles DAY6 is for everybody Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The Tamaraws came within nine points in the fourth quarter but the Eagles, already in the groove offensively, found an answer each time with Ravena, Vince Tolentino and Matt Nieto making big shots to snuff out any hopes of a comeback.Nieto also had three triples and finished with 11 points, while Isaac Go and Rafael Verano also accounted for a trey each as the Eagles continued their offensive juggernaut that saw them beat Adamson by 20 points last Sept. 9 and UP by 21 on Wednesday.Wendell Comboy had 12 points for FEU, which slid to 1-2. In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up MOST READ A costly, catty dispute finally settled Making just 26 percent of his shots in the first two games, Desiderio went 9-of-15 from the field as the Fighting Maroons shook off a flat start to improve their record to 2-1 for solo third behind Ateneo and La Salle.Malinese center Ibrahim Ouattara delivered a breakout performance of 14 points and 18 rebounds for the Maroons who rallied from 13-27 down in the opening period.“I have to give credit to my guys because they were able to withstand UE’s strong start,” said UP coach Bo Perasol said.Playing their third game in eight days, the Eagles came out smoking in the first period with Asistio hitting three triples and Ravena chipping in 10 points in a 34-point explosion that helped erect an 18-point bulge.“Our shooting helped us throughout the whole game, Anton hit the shots early, and all the others contributed so props to my teammates,” said Ravena. “But it was hard to pull off the defensive game plan.”ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend
…Jordan was advised not to tax electricity, waterThe Tax Reform Committee that was established by the David Granger Administration had recommended that all Income Tax exemptions granted to certain office holders, such as the President, Attorney General, Chancellor, Chief Justice and Auditor General be removed.The Granger Administration however never implemented this and other recommendations and Committee member, Christopher Ram is advocating that Finance Minister Winston Jordan, take on the measures that had been propose and implement these in his 2018 Budget. The Tax Reform Committee members are Godfrey Statia, Christopher Ram, Dr Maurice Odle and Dr Thomas Singh.The measures that were recommended by the Government’s Tax Reform Committee were meant to be revenue neutral – meaning there was not supposed to be an additional burden on taxpayers – many of its measure were never implemented and committee Ram believes they should be incorporated into the 2018 Budget.These measures include the introduction of a progressive personal income tax, beginning at $62,500 per month.This past week, the Guyana Business Summit delved into taxation during a panel discussion which saw the Commissioner General of the Guyana Revenue Authority, Godfrey Statia advocating an adjustment in the personal taxes paid in order to ensure that more disposable income is available to persons.He was responding to assertions that the more than 200 tax measures introduced in the two previous budgets have in fact removed some $10 billion from the pockets of the ordinary Guyanese.According to Ram, the Tax Reform Committee “had estimated that its proposals excluding amnesty, Government transfers, and other such measures “would be revenue neutral, but that there would be some rebalancing in the system.”Revenue neutral means the changes in the tax system would not increase or decrease the taxes received by Government. This did not obtain and Government used its tax measures over the past two years to rake in billions more than had been projected.Rich pay moreRam over the weekend pointed to the unimplemented measures available to the Finance Minister that were prepared by the Tax Reform Committee.On the matter of the progressive tax rate for employees, Ram called for the introduction of a threshold of $750,000 with three different bands. In short, a person earning between $62,500 and $83,000 would be taxed at 20 per cent, while a person earning between $83,000 and 125,000 per month would be taxed at 25 per cent and will progressively increase. Higher salaries will attract a higher rate of tax.This means that the more a person earns, the taxes paid become progressively higher. According to Ram, the Committee had also recommended that for Ministers, public officers and officials, Value Added Tax (VAT) should be restored on all passenger car imports and the differentiation of cars by age should be removed.According to Ram, as the Minister continues to work on Budget 2018, “he may wish to consider that the majority of the TRC’s recommendations remain unimplemented.”These unimplemented measures, he said, includes reducing immediately the Corporate Tax rate on telecommunication companies from 45 per cent to 40 per cent; and on commercial companies from 40 per cent to 35 per cent.Ram noted that the Tax Reform Committee had called on the Administration to provide tax incentives, which themselves should be based on clear and rational criteria, through tax laws, which must include provisions for an annual review and withdrawal of the incentives where conditions are not met.He said, in order to widen the tax net, grant a tax amnesty and address the presumptive tax.As it relates to businesses, the Tax Reform Committee member called for an increase the VAT registration threshold from $10 million to $12 million. This would mean only businesses conducting business above $12 million would be required to register with VAT compliance.Ram said too, “reduce the standard rate to 14 per cent and introduce an intermediate rate of seven per cent for some types of goods.”
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Lifford Clonleigh Resource CentreLiffordLocal Notes 5th March 2015Camera Club: If anyone at any level of experience from complete beginner to the advanced seasoned photographer is interested in joining this new club, please leave your name and number at Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre reception if interested. We will meet for 2 hours at Lifford/Clonleigh Centre once a month where we will have regular speakers, camera knowledge sessions, organised field trips and more. Over 18s only. Start date: Thursday 31st March, 7pm to 9pm, €3. Grow Your Own. Six week course. Learn about: Preparing your ground, seed sowing, plant cutting, crop rotation, planting containers/hanging baskets and growing without pesticides. This is all towards saving money, healthy diet as well as a bit of exercise. Cost €20. Contact the Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre with your details.Juggling and Circus Skills Workshop: Beginners class all ages welcome. It’s a fun way to exercise. At the Lifford/Clonleigh Resource, 7pm to 8pm. Contact Ollie to ensure your place. ROI: 0858213767. NI:07434239901. Crochet Classes: Wednesday nights from 7.45pm to 9.30pm at the Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre. Everybody welcome.Parents Plus: Supporting Parents. Do you have a child/children aged 6-11 years old? Does it ever feel like World War 3 is breaking out in your home when it’s time to get down to homework or when bedtime is mentioned?Do you find it hard to get your child’s attention and end up becoming more frustrated when they just won’t listen? Do you ever just feel at a loss as to what to do next (who hasn’t)?St Johnston & Carrigans Family Resource Centre in conjunction with the Child and Family Agency are offering parents an opportunity to come together in a relaxed and friendly environment to share ideas and learn new techniques to help children be more cooperative and keep rules, help them learn and reach their full potential, and manage difficult behaviour.Running from 10:30-12:30 every Tuesday morning starting Tuesday, 24th February, for 8 weeks.Car Boot Sale. The Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre are hosting their own Car Boot Sale facility here in the Centre Car Park starting, Saturday, March 28th. For further information please contact the centre on 074 91 41773.Book Club: Do You Love Reading? Do you want to meet people with the same interests as you?Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre.Contact 074 91 41773 for further information!Men Sheds. Free courses and training. Health and Safety (Safe Pass).Carpentry (Basic Skills).Telephone Reception on 074 91 41773.Email: email@example.com.BLOSSOMS: Blossoms charity shop is open Tuesday to Thursday from 12pm to 4pm and Friday from 10am to 1pm. We would also like you to donate any old items such as books, clothes etc. We are looking for winter clothing (jackets, hats, scarf etc.).DD LOCAL: LIFFORD COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: March 6th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
QPR chief executive Philip Beard has insisted that Loic Remy did not join the club for financial reasons.Striker Remy opted to sign for Rangers from Marseille this week rather than move to Newcastle, who were also interested in him.Remy initially declined to even meet with Harry Redknapp when the R’s boss recently travelled to France to see him.But QPR were always optimistic the 26-year-old could be persuaded to sign for them.“This move isn’t motivated by money,” Beard declared on Rangers’ website.“Loic has a passion and desire to achieve in his career and similar to [Julio] Cesar, he wanted to be part of our project.“We know we haven’t achieved our goals so far this season, but he wanted to come in and help us build for the future.”Click here for today’s QPR quizSee also:Remy cleared to make debut at West HamWe’re not convinced QPR have made a good signing in 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
If intelligent humans were around for hundreds of thousands of years, why didn’t any of them think about farming sooner?The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences just printed a special section about human evolution. Let’s see if any of the papers can answer the question of why farming was delayed so long in the evolutionary history of man.Early farmers from across Europe directly descended from Neolithic Aegeans (Hofmanova et al.). Thirty-nine authors are listed on this paper. “One of the most enduring and widely debated questions in prehistoric archaeology concerns the origins of Europe’s earliest farmers,” the paper begins. The authors agree that farming communities began about 6,000 BC in Anatolia (Turkey), but offers no explanation for what happened to turn hunter-gatherers into farmers. “Although current archaeological research has revealed various pathways of Neolithization in the first half of the 7th millennium BCE, questions still remain regarding how and where these trajectories overlapped and influenced each other in generating the complex emergence of agriculturalist lifestyles on the southeastern edge of Europe,” they say. Their only suggestion: “the adoption of different dietary lifeways.” Tired of chasing fast food?Unraveling the evolution of uniquely human cognition (MacLean). This paper has but one author, Evan L MacLean of Duke University. “A satisfactory account of human cognitive evolution will explain not only the psychological mechanisms that make our species unique, but also how, when, and why these traits evolved,” he says. His answer: “convergent evolution.” This paper is all about comparing humans and apes. It says nothing about farming and the rise of agriculture. But if the “proliferation of cultural artifacts” some 20,000 to 70,000 years ago indicated “increased social tolerance that allowed humans to work productively with conspecifics in new ways,” why didn’t anyone plant a farm till much later? “Humans are unusual animals in many respects,” he comments. That’s obvious to an evolutionist. It begs the question of why they are.The Pliocene hominin diversity conundrum: Do more fossils mean less clarity? (Haile-Selassie et al.). Haile-Selassie points out that Lucy was not the only “hominin” of her era. His paper has nothing to do with cognitive changes or the rise of agriculture.Ancient DNA and human history (Slatkin and Racimo). These paleoanthropologists from UC Berkeley mostly talk about who had sex with whom: Neanderthals, Denisovans and modern humans. They do mention that the first evidence of farming shows up about 8,000 to 9,000 years BC, but they don’t explain what happened, or why it happened so late. Mere genetic mixing doesn’t explain the rise of farming. Is there a gene for agriculture? Surely all humans living for the prior tens of thousands of years had the physical and mental skills for it. Ötzi the Iceman enters the narrative:In a related study, Lazaridis et al. obtained high-coverage genomes from an ancient Western European hunter-gatherer (found near Loschbour, Luxembourg) and an ancient Central European farmer (found near Stuttgart, Germany), and proposed a three-way mixture model of European origins. According to this model, the Loschbour individual belonged to the original modern human occupants of Europe, called Western hunter-gatherers (WHG). The ancestors of this population mixed with a basal Eurasian population coming from the Near East during the Neolithic to produce a population called Early European farmers (EEF), which likely brought agriculture into the region. This is the population to which the Stuttgart and Ötzi individuals belonged. Afterward, a third wave of migration from the Pontic steppe introduced the ANE [ancient near eastern] ancestry component into the region.Neandertals revised (Roebroeks and Soressi). This paper contributes to debunking the notion that Neanderthals lacked the cognitive skills of modern humans, and agrees that Neanderthals, Denisovans and modern humans interbred. The authors say nothing, however, about what turned hunter-gatherers into farmers, ranchers and civilized people so recently, especially when they say that Neanderthals were already making carefully-crafted wooden spears 300,000 years ago (30 times as long as all recorded civilization). They were not intellectual lightweights when modern humans arrived: “it is also a fact that the archeological records of Neandertals and their African near-modern human contemporaries are very similar in terms of what were once thought to be standard markers of modern cognitive and behavioral capacities, such as diversity of subsistence strategies and diet, use of minerals, use and transport of lithics, shells, personal ornaments, and hafting, and pyrotechnology.”Ecological consequences of human niche construction: Examining long-term anthropogenic shaping of global species distributions (Boivin et al.). This international team focuses on the ecological changes after agriculture began, but says nothing about why it began. “The exhibition of increasingly intensive and complex niche construction behaviors through time is a key feature of human evolution, culminating in the advanced capacity for ecosystem engineering exhibited by Homo sapiens.” How did this come about? To them, it just “emerged” somehow as the world watched: e.g., “the emergence and spread of agriculture beginning in the Early Holocene.” In the paper, they continue their causeless emergent theme: “The beginning of the Holocene (< 11.7 ka) witnessed fundamental shifts in climatic and geological regimes globally, as well as in human societies,” they say. “The Early to Middle Holocene in many regions worldwide saw the beginning of agricultural economies, placing new evolutionary pressures on plants, animals, and microbes, and resulting in major demographic expansions for humans.” But how? Why? Why then?Issues in human evolution (Richard G. Klein). This human biologist from Stanford summarizes the papers in the special section on human evolution. He adds nothing to the other papers on this fundamental question: What happened after hundreds of thousands of years of human evolution to turn intelligent, upright-walking, skilled nomads into farmers almost instantly in evolutionary history? Why didn’t any of them think of it before?We want you to see for yourselves. When we say that evolutionary anthropologists are clueless about the rise of agriculture and civilization, we back it up with references and quotes. Here was a perfect opportunity for leading paleoanthropologists in America’s prestigious National Academy of Sciences to answer the question, and they completely dodged it. What kind of explanation is it to say, “agriculture emerged”? Well, yeah. OK. What happened? A lucky mutation? Magic? Stuff Happens? You’re telling us that for 400,000 years (in the evolutionary scheme) human beings had brains and bodies for farming, but they just sat around in caves, building campfires, and traveling long distances on foot to hunt meat and gather berries. When Ötzi’s uncle suddenly had a bright idea of planting seeds so they didn’t have to walk so far, you can be sure the rest of the tribe said, “Well, doh! Why didn’t we think of that before?” A small fraction of that time later, man is walking on the moon and receiving pictures from Pluto.Who has the incredible, unscientific story? The ones who know what humans are capable of, or the Darwin worshipers? The ones who find Genesis 1 reasonable, or the ones who appeal to “emergence” as the explanation for everything? We report; you decide. (Visited 79 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
14 October 2010 Since 1990, South Africa has been a noisy place. After decades of apartheid censorship, the lifting of restrictions on the media led to a cacophony of debate. For the first time in centuries, everyone in the country could be heard, and the result was sometimes deafening. First there were effectively no media laws at all, then the country’s new Constitution, adopted in 1996, explicitly protected freedom of speech and media, excluding only propaganda for war, incitement to violence and hate speech.The news in the new South Africa The new African National Congress (ANC) government had a positive policy to transform the media and rid it of its apartheid inheritance, encourage diversity and give a media voice to previously excluded communities. South African newspapers went through a difficult time of consolidation, with some going out of business, but then there was a boom in tabloids, making this one of the few countries where newspaper sales went up in the early 21st century. Papers like the Daily Sun created a huge new set of newspaper readers, and gave voice to the working class, a voice which had been absent from mainstream media. Investigative journalism flourished, with exposes of every controversial aspect of South African life: bad governance, wasteful spending, white collar crime and social conditions. If the test of an effective watchdog media is that crooks and scoundrels sleep restlessly, then South African newspapers passed with flying colours. No one was spared: not even the national chief of police and the President’s personal financial adviser, both of whom were sentenced to prison after being exposed in the media.Freedom versus dignity But media is a contested political area. Democracy not only means freedom of the media, but freedom to criticise, denounce and take issue with the media. Tough news coverage has brought accusations of unfairness, lack of balance and ethics, and invasions of personal dignity and privacy. In a society with a long history of racial inequality, issues of dignity are particularly sensitive. These are not unique to South Africa, but they come against the background of a tense transition to democracy, a media often tainted by apartheid history, the fragility of a new social compact and a young government operating under difficult circumstances. This has led to intense debate in South Africa about whether the media exercises enough responsibility along with its rights: in particular, how to balance freedom of speech against the right to dignity. A new secrecy Bill – intended to bring old apartheid law in line with the new constitution – is hotly contested amid accusations that it seeks to cast the net of secrecy too widely. The Bill is currently being debated in Parliament.The right to make noise The ruling ANC has expressed its unhappiness with the newspapers’ system of self-regulation – an ombudsman and a press council – and proposes a statutory appeals tribunal, as recourse for those aggrieved by their treatment at the hands of journalists. They argue that editors have been too reluctant to apologise and correct when they get things wrong. The tribunal suggestion has increased the volume more than ever, with a host of civil society organisations, legal bodies, political parties, academics and institutions speaking out against it. That this proposal can be so hotly debated is itself a sign of a vigorous, open and healthily contested democracy. Clearly, South Africans are not going to give up any freedoms lightly. There is going to be a lot of noise around the right to make noise. Professor Anton Harber is the director of the journalism programme at the University of the Wiwatersrand. He is a former joint founder and editor of the Mail & Guardian newspaper. This article was first published in South Africa Now, a six-page supplement to the Washington Post produced on behalf of Brand South Africa. Download South Africa Now (PDF, 2.12 MB).
SADC has been one of the fastest growing regional economic communities in Africa.“Improving competitiveness is key to lay the foundation for a solid future,” said Caroline Galvan, Lead Economist for Competitiveness and Risks in Africa at the World Economic Forum. (Image: WEF)According to the World Economic Forum’s Lead Economist for Competitiveness and Risks in Africa, Ms Caroline Galvan, South Africa performs very well in the “more complex areas of competitiveness, such as innovation, technological readiness, and financial market development”.Delivering a presentation on “Competitiveness in the Southern African Development Community” at a special workshop hosted by Brand South Africa and the World Economic Forum on Thursday 7 April, Ms Galvan said fundamentals such as infrastructure, health and education and a higher uptake of new technologies will be necessary for sustained growth to occur within the SADC region. The seminar precedes the annual session of the World Economic Forum’s meeting on Africa which will be hosted by Rwanda in Kigali from 11 to 13 May 2016.SADC has been one of the fastest growing regional economic communities in Africa. However, in recent years, especially following the 2007-2008 global economic crisis, the region has stopped performing as well. Low commodity prices and turbulent global financial conditions have been affecting the region’s growth prospects. In light of these conditions, the workshop interrogated how the SADC region could regain its growth momentum in a sustainable way by 2020.Premised on the Global Competitiveness Report 2015-2016, the workshop – which brought together leaders from the business sector, policymakers and development experts – provided an overview of the performance of SADC countries, which shows that productivity has slowed down in most countries in sub-Saharan Africa in the last decade.“Low productivity impacts negatively on sustained, long-run growth in the region and levels of quality employment. Improving competitiveness is key to lay the foundation for a solid future,” added Ms Galvan.However, the region has an opportunity to increase its competitiveness, which can contribute to improved economic growth, job condition and social conditions, by amongst others investing in infrastructure, the development of its human capital and technological readiness. Creating an enabling environment for investors to do business efficiently within the region will also contribute to improved levels of competitiveness.Follow the conversation on #SAinKigaliWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material
LinkedIn has teamed up with open source repository GitHub to help developers showcase their projects and build their professional networks.LinkedIn has added a new application to its platform. By adding your GitHub account on LinkedIn, your projects will show up automatically as part of your profile there. Your network will be updated when you create, follow, or update any GitHub project.You’ll also be able to see who else in your network is on GitHub and what projects they’re working on.Adding this social layer to GitHub may be a boon for developers looking to highlight their work in this way as part of their professional identity. And it may certainly give LinkedIn even more data to assess changing patterns in employment and computer language projects. audrey watters Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Why You Love Online Quizzes How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Related Posts Tags:#hack#news
Madrid: Real Madrid’s early optimism was punctured by an 88th-minute equaliser from Real Valladolid’s Sergi Guardiola as Zinedine Zidane’s side stumbled to a 1-1 draw in their first home game of the La Liga season on Saturday.Karim Benzema looked to have fired Madrid to a second straight win after last week’s confidence-boosting 3-1 victory at Celta Vigo when he scored in the 82nd minute with a splendid piece of skill. The Frenchman, Madrid’s top scorer last campaign, controlled a pass with his back to goal and swivelled before striking his finish into the far corner to give the home side a deserved lead.Serbian striker Luka Jovic had gone close to breaking the deadlock earlier in the game when he headed against the crossbar barely a minute after coming off the bench, while Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez also spurned chances.Valladolid had offered little in attack but grabbed a shock equaliser with only their second shot on target when Guardiola struck through the legs of Thibaut Courtois to complete a swift counterattack after Toni Kroos had surrendered possession.The goal plunged a happy Santiago Bernabeu crowd into silence and left Madrid with four points after two games.”I’m left with a bitter taste because we did the hardest thing, which was to score in a second half where we did not produce our best performance,” Madrid coach Zidane told a news conference.”It’s a bad feeling when you concede an equaliser so soon after scoring. We played well in the first half, but we were unable to find the net.”Real were without suspended midfielder Luka Modric but Rodriguez made his first appearance in a Madrid shirt for over two years in a team containing 10 players that were in the squad when Zidane first took charge in January 2016.After a strong start in the unforgiving summer heat of the Spanish capital, Madrid struggled to maintain their intensity after the interval but found a breakthrough when it looked least likely due to the quick thinking of Benzema.They were powerless to deal with the speed of Valladolid’s counterattack which saw Guardiola level six minutes later, however, although Zidane said the draw was not down to his side’s waning energy levels.”We were less convinced of ourselves in the second half,” he added.”We did not play with fluidity and when we lack that we run into problems. But we cannot blame our result on the heat, our problems today were not physical ones.” drawGareth BaleKarim Benzemala liga First Published: August 25, 2019, 12:52 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.