(Eds: Updating with fresh inputs)Hyderabad, June 21 (PTI) The Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, ESL Narasimhan, Union minister Bandaru Dattatreya and badminton chief national coach Pullela Gopichand were among several prominent personalities, who took to the ancient practice on the occasion of International Yoga Day here today.”Yoga is a great treasure given to us by our ancestors. We have to protect this treasure,” Narasimhan, who performed Yogasanas at an event held in Raj Bhavan here, said.”Yoga helps in reducing stress and tensions associated with the modern day lifestyle,” he said.Narasimhan said one can acquire better mental and physical health by practicing pranayama or breathing exercises for 10-15 minutes everyday.Dattatreya, the Union Minister of State for Labour (independent charge), took part in a programme organised at the Gachibowli stadium in the city.”Yoga is not a religious activity,” he said, adding that the traditional practice promotes good health.The usually busy and noisy badminton courts at the Gopichand badminton academy turned into a silent Yoga zone as players, coaches, parents of trainees and a few residents of Gachibowli and Madhapur attended the Yoga session at the facility.”Yoga is a holistic system that develops not only physical competency but also control over mind. It helps in control over the body, good breathing habits, to keep calm under pressure and highly developed concentration skills. We encourage our athletes to practice yoga and meditation. Yoga is one of the mandatory programme as part of our Physical Literacy initiative,? Gopichand said.advertisementTelangana Deputy Chief Minister Mahmood Ali, state Health Minister C Laxma Reddy and other leaders participated in the event at the Gachibowli stadium.Dattatreya, Telangana BJP president K Laxman and several other party leaders attended the International Yoga Day celebrations at the Sanjeevaiah park here.Popular Telugu film star and TDP MLA in AP N Balakrishna, who is the chairman of the Basavatarakam Indo-American Cancer Hospital, took part in an event organised at the KBR Park in the city.Perala Shekhar Rao, the vice chairman of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, which comes under the Union sports ministry, led the International Yoga Day celebrations at Saroornagar indoor stadium.Several PSUs, including the National Mineral Development Corporation (NDMC) and the Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC) also organised International Yoga Day celebrations. PTI SJR RS GK NP BAS
Guwahati: Senior Congres leader of Assam Tarun Gogoi on Sunday wondered how the government asked the 19.07 lakh people left out of the final NRC list to move the Foreigners Tribunals for inclusion of their names as they have not been declared foreigners.After 19.07 lakh people did not find their names in the final National Register of Citizens published on Saturday, the Assam government asked them to appeal to the Foreigners Tribunals and said the administration would provide legal support to the Indian citizens who were left out. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’In places of the Foreigners Tribunals, Gogoi called for setting up an appellate body headed by a retired Supreme Court judge to hear the cases of those excluded in the NRC. State Congress president Ripun Bora said those left out can move the Foreigners Tribunal in 120 days but the Centre must clarify from who will issue the speaking order in this case and from when the period of 120 days would start. “Foreigners Tribunals are for declaring people foreigners and they would make appeals there. So why should the excluded people go to the Foreigners Tribunals on their own? They have not been declared foreigners by the government,” Gogoi told a press conference. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KGogoi was the chief minister of Assam when the NRC updation process began in the state in 2015. He referred to the announcement of the government that those excluded from the NRC list will be able to move the Foreigners Tribunal to get themelves included, and as long as one’s plea remains sub-judice, the person cannot be treated as a foreigner. “It’s going to be harassment for the people. It will be a long drawn process, moving from one court to another, to get themselves included in the NRC. If they are not satisfied with the Tribunal’s verdict, they have to go to the high court and then the Supreme Court”, the Congress leader said.
Police issue costly tickets for scooter riders without helmets on San Diego boardwalks Posted: June 6, 2018 Sasha Foo, Sasha Foo 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — San Diego Police are getting tough on motorized scooter riders who aren’t wearing helmets.The helmets are required by law, but many riders either don’t know or don’t care about the regulation.The requirement is spelled out in the California vehicle code that covers motorized scooters. It’s also in the fine print on the ride-sharing app that’s used for the “Bird” or “Lime Bike” scooters.On the Pacific Beach boardwalk, the word is spreading about the more vigorous enforcement of the helmet law by San Diego Police. A ticket for not having a helmet can range anywhere from $190 to $250. Even though it’s the law, many riders seem to be ignoring the helmet requirement.The scooter companies offer to send a free helmet to users, but as a practical matter, it may be difficult to persuade someone to refrain from a scooter ride, as they wait for a helmet to arrive.One Pacific Beach bike shop, “Swings and Things” has seized the opportunity to make a few extra bucks, by renting bike helmets to scooter riders for $5 a day. June 6, 2018 Updated: 10:22 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
Many of photographer Simone Bramante’s images involve a subject in action, whether its mid-jump or climbing a ladder. Quite a few of them also seem to be shot from a first-person perspective. Kim Hanskamp/iPhone Photography Awards Instagram/Michael Christopher Brown (@michaelchristopherbrown) Instagram/ Michael Christopher Brown (@michaelchristopherbrown) Here’s another one from iPhone photographer Eeclo Roos’ feed. Register Now » This image by Kim Hanskamp won first place in the People category for 2013’s iPhone Photography Awards. Marketa Pfleger/ iPhone Photography Awards Instagram/Hironori Mizuno (@iphonegrapher_hiro) Instagram/ Eelco Roos (@croyable) Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Kartikey Smita Karnatak/ Facebook via Nokia Conversations Multimedia journalist Richard Koci Hernandez’s Instagram account is flooded with dramatic black and white photographs like this. Photojournalist Michael Christopher Brown took this photo as he was documenting the Central African Republic for The New Republic magazine earlier this year. He primarily shoots with his smartphone. Angel Jimenez/ iPhone Photography Awards David Maialetti, a Philadelphia-based photojournalist, uses an iPhone to capture all of the stunning images in his Instagram feed. A few years ago, smartphone cameras were valued for their convenience rather than the quality of the images they produced.Now, smartphone manufacturers are putting much more attention into beefing up the cameras on their mobile devices.For example, Nokia has managed to squeeze 41 megapixels into the camera on its Lumia 1020.Both Apple and HTC have focused on increasing the size of the microns on the camera sensors of their respective iPhone 5S and One smartphones.In plain English, this means that these cameras are capable of absorbing more light than some of their rivals, which results in high-resolution photographs loaded with detail.We’ve come a long way from the 8-megapixel cameras of 2012’s flagships, and today’s smartphones are giving you more reasons to discard your aging point-and-shoot and ditch the idea of investing in a pricey dSLR.Here’s a look at some of the most amazing images from across the web that you wouldn’t believe were taken with a smartphone. This story originally appeared on Business Insider Most of iPhone photographer Hironori Mizuno’s Instagram photos consist of colorful, surreal images like this. This photo by Kartikey Smita Karnatak was taken with a Nokia smartphone and was featured on the company’s blog. Instagram/ David Maialetti Instagram/ Kirsten Alana (@kirstenalana) Dutch photographer Eelco Roos frequently posts travel photos taken with his iPhone to his Instagram account. This is one of the few recent indoor shots in his gallery. Instagram/ Eeclo Roos (@croyable) Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global New York-based photographer Kirsten Alana’s Instagram feed is filled with vibrant, colorful outdoor shots with incredible composition and depth. This is a portrait in Michael Christopher Brown’s series covering the province of South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 3 min read This photo by Angel Jimenez captures a radiant sunset by the water. It won first place in the Sunset category in the iPhone Photography Awards. This image by Nosyaj Zeuqram was taken with a Nokia smartphone and was also featured on the company’s Conversations blog. Instagram/ Richard Koci Hernandez (@koci) Marketa Pfleger earned an honorable mention for the Lifestyle category in the 2013 iPhone Photography Awards for this photo. Another captivating image from iPhone photographer Hironori Mizuno’s Instagram feed. May 11, 2014 Instagram/ Hironori Mizuno Nosyaj Zeuqram/Nokia Conversations Instagram/ Simone Bramante (brahmino)