A youth was killed and another injured after security forces allegedly fired on protesters during clashes in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday.The forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in over a dozen villages in Pulwama in the morning, following information about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said.At the time of the operation, a group of youth started pelting stones on the forces in some places. Two persons were injured in firing by the forces during clashes in Gusoo village, the official said.The two were taken to a hospital, from where, one of them, Fayaz Ahmad Wani, was referred to the SMHS Hospital here. Wani was, however, declared dead at the hospital, he said.Clashes between the protesters and security forces were going on when last reports came in. The search operation is in progress, he added.Separatists in Kashmir on Monday called for a boycott of the panchayat and urban local body polls scheduled to be held from next month.A statement in this regard was issued after a meeting of the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising separatists Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik at Mr. Geelani’s residence in Hyderpora. It alleged that the Centre wants to thrust panchayat and municipal elections upon the people of Kashmir and that “New Delhi has never believed in empowering the people of J&K or the institutions here.” Elections have “only been a means to further strengthen New Delhi’s hold on J&K”, the statement alleged.Despite similar calls for boycott by separatists, Jammu and Kashmir registered its highest voter turn-out in the last 25 years during the 2014 Assembly election, with an estimated 65% of electorate casting their votes. The last panchayat election in the State were held in April-May 2011, with a record voter turnout of 80%. The panchayat elections were scheduled to be held in 2016 but were put off due to unrest in the Valley.
Some $13 million has been set aside in the 2013/14 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives, to continue work on the Water Resources Authority’s (WRA) Evaluating Groundwater Recharge in the Upper Rio Cobre Basin programme. The project seeks to assess the potential for water-related developments and the resource capacity to meet present and future demand, as well as the continuous updating of the National Water Resources Master Plan. The allocation for this fiscal year will go towards: providing additional training to other WRA staff members in the application of isotopes techniques in hydrology and the procurement of two battery operated pumps. The funds will also go towards the development of a database with new and existing information pertaining to the recharging of groundwater in the Rio Cobre, consisting of data and groundwater levels, spring and river discharge, isotopes, chemistry and meteorological parameters. Achievements up to February this year include: procurement of current meters and groundwater probes with rainwater collectors; conceptual model of groundwater recharge and flow in the Rio Cobre hydro geological system developed; training of WRA staff in the application of isotopes techniques in hydrology; first set of samples collected and sent to a laboratory in Austria for isotope analysis. The project, which is being administered through the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, began in April 2012, and is slated to end in March 2014. By Chris Patterson, JIS Reporter
John Stamos is getting a big kiss — from a canine pal! It’s all part of the Scream Queens star’s new PETA campaign, which proclaims, “Adoption Is Love. Begin a Lifelong Friendship at Your Local Animal Shelter.”John Stamos PETA AdThe ad was shot by top celebrity photographer Brian Bowen Smith.“I couldn’t ask for more devoted companions than my dogs Lilo and Frieda, who are always ready to play, snuggle, and keep my spirits up,” says Stamos. “PETA and I encourage people to find the love of their lives at their local animal shelter.”Not every dog is as lucky as Lilo and Frieda. Every year, more than 6 million dogs and cats end up in U.S. animal shelters, and half of them have to be euthanized because there aren’t enough good homes for them. Countless more end up on the street, where they may starve, freeze, get hit by cars, or endure abuse.That’s why Stamos and PETA — whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” — encourage caring people to adopt from local animal shelters and never buy from breeders or pet stores, which only exacerbate the homeless-animal overpopulation crisis.
regions: Atlanta / Baltimore / Boston / Chicago / Dallas / Denver / Houston / London / Los Angeles / Miami / New York City / Online / Philadelphia / Research Triangle / San Diego / San Francisco / Seattle / Toronto / Washington, DC Defining Your Post-MBA Career Goals About the AuthorMetro MBAView more posts by Metro MBA Last Updated Jun 6, 2017 by Metro MBAFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail Though essay prompts tend to vary year to year, the two things that nearly every prospective student can count on being asked are “What are your short-term and long-term post-MBA goals?” and “How will Business School X help you achieve these goals?” And, even though many schools have now opted to omit this question during the essay portion of their applications, rest assured that you’ll be asked this question in the data form portion or (most likely) during your interview.Career goals are fundamental to the entire application process; identifying clear goals will help in everything from creating a list of target schools to communicating effectively with recommenders and interviewers down the line. As such, it’s a great idea to begin formulating your Career Goals early in the process! To help you get started, here are some general pointers:Whether the essay is 1,000 or 500 words long, the admissions committee is looking for applicants who offer fully defined long- and short-term career goals, sound reasons for pursuing an MBA at this point in their careers, well-informed interest in School X and specific plans to contribute to the campus community should they be admitted.The key to successfully tackling each of these components is specificity. In presenting future goals and explaining one’s motivation for seeking an MBA, it is crucial to present well-defined and feasible objectives. Unlike the undergraduate experience at many American colleges and universities, MBA adcoms believe that students need a fair amount of direction at the time they enter the program in order to take the right classes, join the appropriate clubs and seek the best internship. Everything is oriented towards preparing for the post-MBA job, so specifying a specific industry and function for the short-term is of the utmost importance. In addition to identifying goals for the adcom, it is also important that applicants explain their interests behind particular plans. Along the same lines, applicants should be able to comment on what they hope to accomplish in their target positions.Admissions officers understand that successful students are focused in their ambitions, and one of the best measures of this is what they have done so far. Not every school asks for this explicitly, but in most situations one’s career goals are more compelling when they include a brief but coherent career history summarizing the applicant’s work history to date. This should reveal the continuity between one’s previous professional experiences and goals for the future. A great Career Goal formulation manages to thoroughly and efficiently address each of these elements, with a nice balance between the “career progression,” the “career goals/why MBA” and the “why School X” questions.Another critical part of this aspect of the MBA application is the explanation of one’s interest in a particular program, as the adcom is sensitive to whether or not applicants are serious about attending if admitted. Individuals who name specific classes that are relevant to their goals, recount their impressions of the campus culture based on a class visit, or share what they’ve learned from discussions with alumni and students will be in good shape. The aim is to convey the fact that the applicant has conducted extensive research and is making an informed decision in applying.Beyond convincing the adcom of their genuine interest in the program, it is also important for applicants to keep the following concept in mind: Any fair trade necessitates mutual benefit. In other words, in addition to showing that School X is the best MBA program for one’s needs, the applicant should demonstrate to School X that he or she will enrich its community. A strong candidate describes insights he or she could contribute in class, and offers detailed intentions for getting involved in campus activities.This article has been edited and re-published courtesy of Clear Admit. RelatedTips for Tackling the “Why Do You Want an MBA?” Application Essay QuestionYou’ve put the time in studying for the GMAT, you’ve narrowed your list of schools, you’ve identified your recommenders and asked them to write letters on your behalf. There’s no more putting it off. It’s time to tackle those essays. Second round deadlines are coming up for a lot of…October 29, 2015In “Admissions Tips”The Secret to Writing a Successful MBA Career Goals Essay in 2018The MBA application essay is still the most feared part of most applications. 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