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3Novices:Water released from dam worsening flooding: Bengal CM

3Novices:Water released from dam worsening flooding: Bengal CM

Kolkata, Aug 3 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday blamed the release of water from barrages for the deterioration of the flood situation in two Bengal districts and expressed hope the situation in all the affected districts will improve from Tuesday. Over 12 districts have been hit and over 36 lakh people affected by the heavy rainfall. “The flood situation has improved…

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Water released from dam worsening flooding: Bengal CM

Kolkata, Aug 3 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday blamed the release of water from barrages for the deterioration of the flood situation in two Bengal districts and expressed hope the situation in all the affected districts will improve from Tuesday.


Over 12 districts have been hit and over 36 lakh people affected by the heavy rainfall. The death toll due to heavy rain and floods crossed 50 on Sunday.

“The flood situation has improved in Birbhum and Murshidabad districts, whereas condition in Bardhaman continues to be the same,” Banerjee told the media before beginning her tour of Ashoknagar in North 24-Parganas.

“The flooding in Hooghly and Howrah districts have worsened and will deteriorate a bit further as DVC (Damodar Valley Corporation) has released more water,” she said.

The Trinamool Congress chief, who personally monitored the flood situation overnight at the state secretariat Nabanna, is set to distribute relief material in the area while Trinamool Congress leaders and MPs have been designated to cover other localities of the state.

Banerjee said besides 47 municipalities, 210 blocks and 9,691 villages were affected by the flood due to heavy rains triggered by Cyclone Komen.

Crops in over 2.1 lakh hectares of land were destroyed across the state, she said.

According to Irrigation Minister Rajib Banerjee, DVC has released 90,000 cusecs of water since last night compounding the woes of flood-hit residents.

It has been a hellish night.  My roommate had a medical emergency and it… was pretty awful.  One of the other two woke me up after the paramedics had packed him up and whisked him away.


He’s going to be in the hospital for a day or two - we don’t know yet what’s wrong, and I expect he has a barrage of tests in his near future.  I’m not yet sure if this means I’m going to be clinging to the people closest to me for support, seeking distractions, or wanting to be alone.  I’ll probably figure it out after I’ve had some sleep.


Nothing really makes you aware of the importance of the people you love until something happens and you’re freshly aware of just how fragile we all are. 

it’s funny how tumblr works. one moment your just re-blogging things then the moment you make something even slightly clever or humorous you get barraged with notes then the next day everyones gone again. I love this site

anonymous asked:

you should be more popular! this blog is awesome!

//Should I?

I mean, I don’t know if I should. I could be. Not so sure about would be. I mean, I could have been more popular if I didn’t.. er.. what’s it called? Have an opinion? (I AM NOT GOING TO GO INTO IT AGAIN). My opinion stays the same, it was just that people warped something I said and acted as if that was my opinion, or maybe I wasn’t being clear enough.

Enough of the past. I could be more popular, but there is a reason I’m not: I’m a failure. I constantly make mistakes, often leading to a barrage of people trying to push me out the door. My motivation for art is awful. I’m not even good at roleplaying to be honest. But what tops it off is that I am scared of getting hurt. No, I don’t mean my characters getting hurt in roleplays, but my reputation getting hurt if I screw something up.

I am scared of reaching out and talking with people, making friends. I am scared that if I try, I will either fuck something up, or they will have heard of me. Not now-me, but the asshole I used to be. They will think, “Oh, I’ve heard of you. Kill yourself.”. One time, after leaving a certain fandom, I fucked up and was “heard of”. Not going to delve into details, but it went like this:

  • I saw them talking about something I had no knowledge about
  • I made joke about their thing which was a joke, meaning to say “I’ll wait a day or two before contacting them, wait til’ their joke is over”.
  • Some anon tried bating them, laughing about it.
  • They misunderstood the whole thing and told me to get lost. Someone who had been following me just before I left the previous fandom told them what I had done, telling them to avoid me.
  • Hate. A lot of hate.

Another thing that happened:

  • I got the confidence to talk to another roleplayer
  • I asked if they wanted to roleplay, to which they agreed
  • Before we could even start plotting the roleplay, they message me, telling me that they are sorry and that they don’t want to roleplay anymore, don’t want to talk to me, and don’t want me to talk to them. Why? Because of something they were told by another roleplayer about me. They didn’t even answer me when I asked who said what.

As you can understand, that would suck. And it did. I know I need to get up and actually do something myself for once, but I’m not really wanting to do these things if things like this keep happening. Why should I go out and try make friends if they’re just going to tell me to fuck off?

After all this stuff happened, I became socially silent in both the internet and in real life. Because of the stuff that happened, I lost a lot of confidence.

I am going to stop this hear before I start going into how “sorry” doesn’t mean anything to me anymore, and before I start turning this post of explanation and questioning into a post of calling people out for being shitheads who purposely ruin peoples lives because of their distaste.

But, to answer your question:

  • I am low on motivation.
  • I am low of confidence.

  • I am surrounded by people who hate me.

  • I am trapped on a single square in a chess board, unable to make any moves without being struck down.

  • I am a horrible person.

  • I deserved everything.

  • I am sorry.
Indigenous AFL star set to play on after racism controversy

Sydney (AFP) - One of Australia’s most high-profile indigenous sportsmen is set to play on, his coach said Monday, with Adam Goodes humbled by the support received after persistent booing of him was slammed as racist.

The Australian Rules football star, a former Australian of the Year, ruled himself out of an AFL fixture last weekend, sparking fears he may call it quits after being the target of a barrage of boos throughout this season.

“I spoke to Adam late yesterday afternoon and he’s intending to come and train tomorrow and be available for selection this week,” Sydney Swans coach John Longmire told reporters of the Aboriginal player, who had been given indefinite leave.

“He was incredibly humbled by the support he received over the weekend.

"I don’t think he had intentions to watch the (Swans) game, but he ended up watching the final three quarters and couldn’t believe the amount of support that he had,” he added.

“We as a football club are just incredibly grateful for the amount of support from the football community.”

Australia’s race discrimination commissioner said last week the abuse of Goodes, 35, had gone beyond sport and become a blight on the country, and a campaign on social media, #IStandWithAdam, quickly gained momentum.

Australians posted messages of support and photographs of themselves with Goodes’ playing number 37 on Twitter, in a campaign backed by Australian Hollywood celebrities Cate Blanchett, Hugh Jackman and Hugo Weaving.

On Saturday a season-high crowd of almost 40,000 people at the Sydney Cricket Ground raised their voices in unison to cheer the absent Goodes in an emotionally charged game between the Swans and the Adelaide Crows.

The stadium was dotted with Aboriginal flags and fans wearing the number 37, while others raised homemade signs including “Love Goodes, racism bad” and “Adam Goodes! We applaud & respect you”.

Swans players ran into the stadium through a massive banner emblazoned with the word “RESPECT” as the team’s chairman Andrew Pridham slammed Goodes’ critics in a pre-match speech.

Many believe the jeering was racially motivated and stemmed from Goodes’ reaction after being called an ape by a 13-year-old spectator at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 2013.

The abuse intensified after he performed an Aboriginal war dance during a match in May.

Longmire said he expected Goodes, widely seen as one of the game’s best-ever players, to be available for Saturday’s away clash with Geelong Cats, although his place in the side will not be confirmed until later in the week.

“If he puts himself up and he’s ready to play and he thinks he’s mentally and physically right to play, I’d imagine that he will be playing,” Longmire said, adding that he hoped the Cats fans gave him a respectful reception.

“An atmosphere that you appreciate one of the greats that’s played the game and you are watching him run around,” Longmire said.

“It’s all Adam would expect as well.”

Salim Khan clarifies Salman Khan’s tweet on Yakub Memon: Watch India Today interview

Salim Khan clarifies Salman Khan’s tweet on Yakub Memon: Watch India Today interview

Yakub Memon, the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts convict was finally hanged on July 30 at the Nagpur Central Jail in Maharashtra. But those that supported the petition against the conspirator’s hanging are still being pulled up for it. The most prominent among them is actor Salman Khan, who had bombarded his Twitter account with a barrage of tweets opposing the death sentence of Yakub Memon. Naturally,…

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AFL: Indigenous star set to play on after racism controversy

One of Australia’s most high-profile indigenous sportsmen is set to play on, his coach said Monday, with Adam Goodes humbled by the support received after persistent booing of him was slammed as racist.

The Australian Rules football star, a former Australian of the Year, ruled himself out of an AFL fixture last weekend, sparking fears he may call it quits after being the target of a barrage of boos throughout this season.

“I spoke to Adam late yesterday afternoon and he’s intending to come and train tomorrow and be available for selection this week,” Sydney Swans coach John Longmire told reporters of the Aboriginal player, who had been given indefinite leave.

“He was incredibly humbled by the support he received over the weekend.

"I don’t think he had intentions to watch the (Swans) game, but he ended up watching the final three quarters and couldn’t believe the amount of support that he had,” he added.

“We as a football club are just incredibly grateful for the amount of support from the football community.”

Australia’s race discrimination commissioner said last week the abuse of Goodes, 35, had gone beyond sport and become a blight on the country, and a campaign on social media, #IStandWithAdam, quickly gained momentum.

Australians posted messages of support and photographs of themselves with Goodes’ playing number 37 on Twitter, in a campaign backed by Australian Hollywood celebrities Cate Blanchett, Hugh Jackman and Hugo Weaving.

On Saturday a season-high crowd of almost 40,000 people at the Sydney Cricket Ground raised their voices in unison to cheer the absent Goodes in an emotionally charged game between the Swans and the Adelaide Crows.

The stadium was dotted with Aboriginal flags and fans wearing the number 37, while others raised homemade signs including “Love Goodes, racism bad” and “Adam Goodes! We applaud & respect you”.

Swans players ran into the stadium through a massive banner emblazoned with the word “RESPECT” as the team’s chairman Andrew Pridham slammed Goodes’ critics in a pre-match speech.

Many believe the jeering was racially motivated and stemmed from Goodes’ reaction after being called an ape by a 13-year-old spectator at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 2013.

The abuse intensified after he performed an Aboriginal war dance during a match in May.

Longmire said he expected Goodes, widely seen as one of the game’s best-ever players, to be available for Saturday’s away clash with Geelong Cats, although his place in the side will not be confirmed until later in the week.

“If he puts himself up and he’s ready to play and he thinks he’s mentally and physically right to play, I’d imagine that he will be playing,” Longmire said, adding that he hoped the Cats fans gave him a respectful reception.

“An atmosphere that you appreciate one of the greats that’s played the game and you are watching him run around,” Longmire said.

“It’s all Adam would expect as well.”

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Hare Krishna! Mayapur Flood Day – 2
Over night the Ganga has risen quite a lot. Many areas cannot be reached without a boat now. Water level is increasing every hour, in front of Gada building the water is around 4.5 feet, and in the Mayapur temple hall the water is around the waist line. Bengali news channels are informing that in the districts of Nadia and 24 Parganas the flood level is expected to increase dramatically, as some small up stream barrages broke due to heavy water load and to expect this water to make its way here. The weather report says due to the depression which moved from Bangladesh to West bengal, we should expect very heavy rain for next 48 hours. Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal chief minister, said that the flood situation in the state is out of control. A huge big thanks to MayapurTV for continuing to broadcast mangal arati during the immense challenges arising from the flood. Devotees attended the arati standing in knee deep Ganga water.
Read the entire article here: http://www.dandavats.com/?p=18777

crimsonandcarbon

SURPRISE WATER BALLOON FIGHT=

“I see you’ve come prepared. You are an excellent pupil indeed child. But don’t think you’ll beat me so easily!” She leapt into the air, sending down a barrage of water balloons as a ninja would a shower of kunai.

          “I guess it’s because you taught me well, teacher.” She spoke with a grin before rushing away from the balloons falling to the ground. “You’re not going to get me again!” She yelled out, holding her gun up, shooting out the water in hopes of hitting her.

Tin foil hats need to come back in style if we're to save our privacy

Every time another one of Edward Snowden’s leaked documents comes out, I’m met with a barrage of “How is this even new? Privacy died ages ago”, or “How can they even do this?! Those jerks are taking this too far!”. Editorially, I’ve been just as conflicted. On one hand, my peers (which are typically no stranger to privacy issues) have questioned the validity of covering such news about diplomatic facilities being used to spy on foreign nations given it should be a no-brainer. On the other hand, in news coverage, we’ve sometimes taken the view of informing readers that the “latest and greatest” controversial leak simply reaffirms what we already knew, but is important to know.
The problem is, none of the people who have the most impact in doing anything about it seem to have any understanding of how rampant the issue is. They either don’t want anything to happen because it’s to their advantage, or they are unaware. Who am I talking about? Try Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Greg Moriarty, Australian and Indonesian foreign ministers Julie Bishop and Marty Natalegawa, and US and Australian country leaders Barack Obama and Tony Abbott.
In the past week, Australia has been accused of having installed surveillance devices at its embassy in Jakarta with the purpose of spying on Indonesians and possibly sending this information to Australia’s allies, including the US.
But consider what each of these key political leaders have said on the issue:
Natalegawa is aware of the ability for nation states to spy on each other. Earlier this week he told journalists that “countries may have capacities, technical capacities, to intercept and to carry out the activity that’s been reported, and information may have been gathered.” Despite being armed with this knowledge, why has Indonesia allowed the activity to continue unchecked? Trust? That’s a naive excuse. I would better reckon that it resigned itself to knowing a certain level of privacy died long ago.
Naturally, on the Australian side, Moriarty and Bishop are keeping their mouths sealed. The Australian embassy in Jakarta has a simple statement saying that Moriarty has taken “careful note of the issues raised”, while Bishop took the line that since no one else has ever commented on such issues neither will she.

Obama’s office, at least in the Merkel incident, pleads ignorance, stating that the President was not aware of phone tapping allegations.
Perhaps that’s a little better than the naivety that Abbott shows when he states “every Australian governmental agency, every Australian official, at home and abroad, operates in accordance with the law.”

But whose law?
What this country, and many other countries need, is a healthier supply of tin foil hats, and perhaps an injection of outrage — anything to get us past the apathy. Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has been quoted as saying “If my phone was intercepted while I was PM, all they would have heard was praise for Obama.” That’s the approach of laying down and handing over your rights.
The tin foil hat nutters had it right all along, but now they’re nowhere in sight. I’m sure it feels great to bask in the I-told-you-so afterglow while they continue on their merry way, but society needs them now more than ever. It’s their prime time to gently educate, yet most of our world leaders seem so terribly misinformed, or completely naive.
The level of naivety has gotten to the point where we could do with a little crazy, a little tin foil. If it makes society a little more paranoid, so be it. It’s better to be paranoid and maintain privacy than to be completely naive.

Tin foil hats need to come back in style if we’re to save our privacy was originally published on Cyber Parse

Nikkei retreats on China worries, but pares losses

TOKYO, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Japanese shares slipped on Monday, with the Nikkei average snapping a three-day winning streak, as a barrage of mostly positive earning reports failed to dispel growing concerns over a slowdown in China’s economy.

The Nikkei average dropped as much as 0.9 percent and but pared much of the losses, thanks to buying in the late afternoon, to end 0.2 percent down at 20.548.11. The broader Topix index closed flat at 1,659.60.

Steelmakers were worst hit, with Kobe Steel dropping 4.2 percent and Nisshin Steel shedding 9.7 percent.

A failure at the weekend by ministers of 12 Pacific Rim countries to reach a free trade pact - the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) - also soured sentiment, some market players said.

(Reporting by Hideyuki Sano; Editing by Richard Borsuk)

AFL: Indigenous star set to play on after racism controversy

One of Australia’s most high-profile indigenous sportsmen is set to play on, his coach said Monday, with Adam Goodes humbled by the support received after persistent booing of him was slammed as racist.

The Australian Rules football star, a former Australian of the Year, ruled himself out of an AFL fixture last weekend, sparking fears he may call it quits after being the target of a barrage of boos throughout this season.

“I spoke to Adam late yesterday afternoon and he’s intending to come and train tomorrow and be available for selection this week,” Sydney Swans coach John Longmire told reporters of the Aboriginal player.

“He was incredibly humbled by the support he received over the weekend.

"I don’t think he had intentions to watch the (Swans) game, but he ended up watching the final three quarters and couldn’t believe the amount of support that he had,” he added.

“We as a football club are just incredibly grateful for the amount of support from the football community.”

Australia’s race discrimination commissioner last week warned the abuse of Goodes had gone beyond sport and become a blight on the country, and a campaign on social media, #IStandWithAdam, quickly gained support.

Australians posted messages of support and photographs of themselves with Goodes’ playing number 37 on Twitter, in a campaign backed by Hollywood celebrities Cate Blanchett, Hugh Jackman and Hugo Weaving.

On Saturday, a season-high crowd of almost 40,000 people at the Sydney Cricket Ground raised their voices in unison to cheer the absent Goodes in an emotionally charged game between the Swans and the Adelaide Crows.

The stadium was dotted with Aboriginal flags and fans wearing the number 37, while others raised homemade signs including “Love Goodes, racism bad” and “Adam Goodes! We applaud & respect you”.

Swans players ran into the stadium through a massive banner emblazoned with the word “RESPECT” as the team’s chairman Andrew Pridham slammed Goodes’ critics in a pre-match speech.

Many believe the jeering was racially motivated and stemmed from Goodes taking exception to being called an ape by a young spectator at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 2013.

The abuse intensified after he performed an Aboriginal war dance during a match in May.

Longmire said he expected Goodes, widely seen as one of the game’s best-ever players, to be available for Saturday’s away clash with Geelong.

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tacticalfates asked:

"Whoa..." Robin curiously peeks around, looking for anyone nearby. She knew she shouldn't have trusted Anna when she promised it was 'Totally 1000 percent safe to travel through'. "Is anyone there?" //heyyo! ^-^

        “Normally I would have barraged someone like you with questions as to why you stumbled into the Shepherd’s war camp…however….since there have been an influx of said tacticians from different realms coming through the Outrealm gates…I suppose I’ll let it slide. Though, on the safer side…state who you are before stepping further.” 

of-that-unseen asked:

For no reason at all, when they get a moment alone, she grabs his face and covers it with kisses, before patting his cheek and murmuring, "Ya looked like you could use 'em."

The sudden barrage of kisses is unexpected, the time turner not usually being caught off guard as such. He stiffens up, his whole body tense before he realizes what she was doing. On the last kiss he finally manages to relax, but she has already pulled away and patted his cheek. He laughs, a soft blush rising to his cheeks.

“Oh, I see. You just thought I could use a face full of kisses? I won’t complain, I can always use something like that.”

The Locals POV - Vegas Edition

Las Vegas is well renowned for its endless, expensive buffets, celebrity chef owned restaurants, and basically being a giant gathering of some of the nation’s most hyped up eateries. All of this is of course aimed in furthering the appeal of fun within Vegas’s walls. What if, however, you lived in Las Vegas year round and craved good food outside of the strip, away from the constant barrage of tourists?

Enter Josh Smith (no, not the recently acquired forward for the Los Angeles Clippers), current executive chef of Bardot Brasserie at the Aria. In this episode of Vice Munchies, we learn about this whole world of the Vegas food scene - what the locals in Vegas crave for. 

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