Australia is reeling under a forest fire which has already burned more than 2.5 million acres of the country’s east coast, and wreaked havoc to the wildlife. Fire conditions classified as "severe" or higher have affected normal life, with some states facing a ‘catastrophic’ level of danger. Amidst such a deadly environment, mankind is trying its best to save lives around them. A few days back, a defenceless koala bear caught in the fire was rescued by a woman, who took her shirt off and shielded the animal. Like her, many local people came forward to save the large number of marsupials from the devastating fire. In order to ensure that all these rescued koalas get a homely atmosphere, residents made little mittens and pouches for the animals. Unilad reported that hospitals were filled with injured or dehydrated animals and with this influx, there is a struggle to keep up with the demand for supplies. The residents stepped into the situation and did their best to save … [Read more...] about Australian Residents Knit Mittens for Koala Bears to Safeguard Them from Devastating Bushfire
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UK nurse Stacey Rosewarne, from Somerset, plans to buy 100 presents for each of the children and estimates she’ll spend $7600 in total come December 25. Stacey starts shopping at the Boxing Day sales. Pictures: Mercury NewsSource:Caters News Agency The 38-year-old will lavish kids Amber, 13, Jacob, 7, and Ebony, 6, with Nike Air trainers and GHD straighteners. Stacey’s also wrapped up designer gear like a North Face coat, two Adidas tracksuits and T-shirts and leggings from Nike as well as a studio mirror with backlight and a gold chain. She said she was worried the presents wouldn’t fit in the children’s bedrooms, but she usually had a clear-out before Christmas to make space. “My sister thinks I go over the top – she does enjoy Christmas but believes there is a limit to buying presents,” she said. “My partner Darren says I’m spoilt because he had a different upbringing to me, he only got five presents. “Luckily, when I was … [Read more...] about Mum spends $7600 on Christmas presents for three children
We see challenges because of the slowdown but called to make a relative bet, we think the Indian companies that we hold are in good position to take advantage of some of these challenges, says Adrian Lim, Senior Investment Manager, Aberdeen Standard Investment. Excerpts from an interview with Nikunj Dalmia of ETNOW. What do you think about your Indian investments at present?There are pockets which are not working well and going through short term adjustment. In autos, the Bharat VI standards are being implemented over the next two quarters or so. There will be inventory issues, there will be stock clearance issues, there will also be an opportunity for some of these car makers to discount and gain market share. It will be an interesting and exciting time but by no means does it mean that all sectors requiring credit will continue to grow. We have large positions in our banking holding but because we think that over the longer term some of these short term blips will work their way … [Read more...] about We’ve always been overweight on India in our regional portfolio: Adrian Lim
Out of Love Rasika Dugal, Purab Kohli, Soni Razdan Tigmanshu Dhulia, Aijaz KhanWhat hurts more than infidelity when a marriage goes wrong? It is the refusal to accept the transgression.Rasika Dugal, as Dr Meera Kapoor, draws us in as she delves into the deep and dark emotions of betrayal, heartbreak, bitterness, jealousy and revenge in Out of Love – all tied up neatly as a suspense and served cold as a murder mystery.Out of Love is all those meaningless words of consolation we have mumbled to a wronged woman who is bearing the philandering ways of her husband without a word for the sake of her children. It is all we have always wanted the Indian heroine to do – to return the favour ruthlessly. However, as we walk alongside Meera and see her unravel, it is not without pain and frustration.Out of Love is a BBC production of its original series Doctor Foster for Hotstar. But unlike such efforts earlier (here’s looking at you The Office), … [Read more...] about Out of Love review: Rasika Dugal is stunning in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s nail-biting remake of Doctor Foster
'You can't consume clean air if you won't pay for it just because it's a 30-day problem,' says T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan. Photograph: Saumya Khandelwal/Reuters Every year for the past 10 years, the National Capital Region, comprising about 55,000 square km, chokes at this time of the year because of severe pollution. One of the many contributory factors is the burning of paddy stubble. Paddy is harvested in early October each year. The governments of Delhi, Punjab, and Haryana are trying to persuade farmers not to burn the stubble. The farmers are not listening because they don't have an alternative. As a result, an impasse has developed. The impasse can be broken if the problem is diagnosed. The diagnosis is that it's not the burning of stubble but the cultivation of paddy that is the problem. Punjab and Haryana are not traditional paddy states because the crop needs a lot of water and they have less of it naturally than, say, south or east India.But the two state governments, by … [Read more...] about Delhi Smog: Can a clear solution be found?