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What causes pet birds to bite? All pet birds have a tendency to bite. They don’t like being touched. A bird may bite when it is tired, stressed, bored, injured, or otherwise ill. A common reason for biting is fear and/or distrust of humans. The bird may recognize some people specially those tht feed. Others are strangers and it bites out of self defence. Another reason is that many birds tend to bite when they are feeling playful or are over-stimulated. Also Read – Feel what you fear What is the difference between cow milk and buffalo milk? They are different animals. O the milk is different. Buffalo milk contains higher total solids than cow milk. This makes it thicker and creamier. Buffalo milk has more fat and more calories than cow milk. It can be preserved for a longer time than cow milk. Can smoking affect my pet? Yes, smoking does affect your pet. Cigarette smoke contains more than 4,000 chemical compounds. Dogs with long noses are at an even greater risk of developing certain nasal and sinus cancers as they expose more tissue to the carcinogens when they inhale. Cats exposed to secondhand smoke have an increased chance of developing squamous cell carcinoma(a type of oral cancer commonly found in humans who smoke tobacco) because the carcinogens in tobacco smoke can settle on a cat’s fur and be ingested when the cat grooms itself. Pets can also have strong reactions to smoke particles in the air. Just like humans, pets can develop respiratory infections, lung inflammation and asthma when exposed to secondhand smoke. Also Read – Homecoming A pigeon has given birth to a few squabs in my balcony. What can I do? If the babies have already hatched, then the only thing you can do is wait for them to grow up and fly away. The time between when they hatch from the egg to when they fly away from their nest is usually less than 4 weeks. Once they leave, the babies don’t come back to the nest again. Pigeons are very location-specific when it comes to their nest site. Moving the nest over even a few feet can cause the parents to abandon the nest along with the newborns. My cats eat dog food. Is it harmful? Dog food is not inherently harmful for cats. In an emergency where there is no cat food, it is okay to feed your cat dog food. However, dog food is deficient in many nutrients and minerals that are essential for cats. Nutrients such as vitamin A, taurine, protein etc are essential in a cat’s diet. These are absent in canned / dry dog food or are not present in adequate amounts. So, it is not advisable to feed your cat dog food on a regular basis and definitely not as an exclusive diet. (Views expressed and information provided are personal. Send your questions to email@example.com) read more
7 In the leadup to the eighth ever Women’s World Cup, there’s been a lot of hype surrounding women’s football. Record crowds and ticket sales have set the stage. Even Hermione Granger’s on the hype train.Enlarge ImageLook! It’s innocent young me kicking a football 10 years ago. Stefan Postles/Getty Images I’m really happy I get to reference Harry Potter. I’m also really happy women’s football has plowed through years of toxicity to get to where it is now. I feel for the players, because I’m not just a budding young journalist. I’m a women’s footballer. My “This is Anfield” plaque beams off the wall in my cluttered childhood bedroom. The early morning practices, the disappointments, the wrecked ankles — I understand what those players have been through. In a way, their success is my dream come true.Let’s go back to late ’90s Canberra, Australia.Travel, trophies and happinessI was the only girl in the local under 8’s football team. I dreamed of playing for Liverpool in the English Premier League, and was naively unaware a women’s version existed. The first girl playing with Harry Kewell and Steven Gerrard! Bend It Like — *shudder* — Bisset.I ended up doing quite well. I made various junior state teams and experienced my first tour representing “Australian school girls” overseas: Scotland, Ireland, England and, trip highlight, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch in Wales.The cool experiences kept on coming. I played for Canberra United in the W-League, the premier women’s football competition in Australia. Four seasons in, we won. We qualified for the World Club Championship and played top teams in Japan. I scored one of my two goals ever for Canberra United.Read more: Women’s World Cup 2019: Tournament schedule and how to watch live without cableIt got even cooler, literally. My Czech coach used her contacts to secure my first contract with a team overseas. Where did I go? As far away from Australia as possible. Finland! I spent three of my eight and a half months there acclimatizing to sub-zero temperatures, midday darkness, sleet and exotic white flakes of what bilingual locals call “snow.”Then summer unfurled. I traveled to Paris and Barcelona for the first time, my team won the equivalent of the FA Cup, I continued experiencing Finnish life with the loveliest host family — “Hi, Martta!” — and I tasted salmon soup. That soup alone made the trip.In other words, as football careers go, I did OK!Work, study and sadnessHere’s the bit where I go through all the not-so-great stuff about being a “pro” footballer. I keep putting “pro” in quotations because the money I did make largely came in the form of allowances or the now-minimum W-League wage of AU$10,000 ($7,000, £5,500). Playing women’s football was not a career when I was growing up. Share your voice Comments Tags Back to me running around those dew-encrusted fields in Canberra’s winter. One backroad away from the stark LEDs lighting up the mist — my dad. Reading a newspaper in our car under the cover of darkness. His reading material of choice had to last him 90 minutes before he drove me back home, where I’d be greeted with the healthy meal my mum had spent her post-work evening cooking. As my ravenous, unthankful self scoffed it down, I naively ignored another thing: how hard football would be without my parents’ assistance.Enlarge ImageWow, who knew I was such a dirty player. Stefan Postles/Getty Images Skip forward to graduation. “We know you want to be a pro footballer,” my parents said, “but you need a degree just in case.” It didn’t take me long to realize I’d made a huge mistake by taking French, Chinese and English. In between fruitless, bleary-eyed study sessions I attempted to excel like normal on the football pitch. But my form slipped as my mind chewed on a smorgasbord of new complications. Somewhere in that cloud of anxiety, my passion for football drained.It was the season after I returned from Finland, having won the W-League and completed my studies. At that point, I was confident. I was the seasoned footballer who’d played abroad. Jari Litmanen? That was a new name I’d learned. But I realized something: I wasn’t the only one who’d had a culturally lucrative stint overseas. Our left back had just returned from Sweden. Our center back from Norway.In short, I wasn’t the shoe-in for a starting spot I thought I’d be. I suffered a lot that season. I trained like everyone else, five or six times a week, almost bursting with the strain of doing my best. At that point, I didn’t have a job. Outside football I was what’s known as a lady of leisure. Football was all I had.And it was my worst season yet. I barely played. Still, afterward, I continued to milk my Canberra United reputation. Time to head overseas again, to the Czech Republic, a place of goulash, spirits and fields lumpier than those in Canberra. I rolled my ankle multiple times. I could barely finish the last game of the season.I’d gone from renewing my hope in sport to returning home with a centimeter and a half of cartilage hanging off my talus bone. That’s the lower part of your ankle joint.It’s not pleasant, tearing cartilage. I began the next season in Canberra, running through the pain. But I knew I was done. I needed to make a decision, one that most footballers — women and men — face in their careers. Do I get surgery?My coach suggested yes, and I took that advice. After a very expensive arthroscope, I said hello to crutches and a boot and a year out of the game. During that time, I studied editing and publishing and started looking for work as a copy editor, an occupation previously unknown to me until I harassed my dad to help me find a job. I applied outside Canberra, and moved to Sydney. My time at CNET began.Enlarge ImageLook at the pain on that face. Paul Kane/Getty Images But, surprisingly, my football career didn’t end. My phone threw a blip of light into the subway gloom. “Western Sydney are looking for players,” my old Canberra teammate wrote in a text. “Can I give your number to the coach?”My immediate reaction wasn’t excitement. It was pain. I wasn’t grateful for a new chance to play at a high level, I was stuck on bitter memories of past failures. Regardless, I handed over my number.Then I discovered training (and trials) were at 6:30 a.m. One hour away from where I lived. Luckily, I’m crazy: I agreed to go ahead with it.In the early morning darkness, I found the field, didn’t say a word to anyone — and did OK! I ran around as much as I could, stuck my passes and tackled so well I was signed as a defender. I’d never played anywhere farther back than midfield.Wait, I don’t remember this picture! That’s cool. Stefan Postles/Getty Images Regular training satisfied my exercise craving, and somewhere along the way I started having fun. I wasn’t focused on making the first team. I weirdly preferred training over the insane games. How insane? Imagine being plonked on a treadmill in the middle of the Australian summer, the voice of your boundlessly angry coach yelling at you to keep running or you’re benched … wait, you’ll take me off? That sounds ideal!I also became really good at driving long distances every morning, and being super tired at work. I barely had time to eat breakfast and went to bed in a state of mental and physical exhaustion.It wasn’t sustainable. If it had gone on any longer than four months, the bags under my eyes would be even darker. But that season satisfied a question. Could I play at that level again? Yes. Yes, I could.When I see the success women’s football has found in the lead-up to the Women’s World Cup, I pause. It takes me a second to realize I’m no longer bitter or in pain when I think of women’s football. I’m happy, genuinely. I’m hoping this article helps with getting those players even the tiniest bit of extra exposure. More people than ever are going to watch the next Women’s World Cup, and one day, we might see equal pay — at the national team level at least.One thing is clear to me: Those women deserve it.Originally published June 7. Sports read more
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Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) committee at the Institute of Health Technology (IHT) has been dissolved over an attack on students allegedly by the BCL activists, reports UNB.Rupa, 19, Naznin Aktar, 18, of pharmacy department, Nishat , Mohona, Afrin Sharmin and Bristy, 18, of laboratory department were injured in the BCL attack. BCL is the student wing of ruling Awami League, however.Following the attack, Rajshahi Metropolitan unit BCL committee took the decision on Wednesday night for violating discipline of the organisation, said a media release signed by its president Roki Kumar Ghosh.A recommendation was also sent to the BCL central executive committee for suspending the IHT unit BCL president Jahidul Islam jahid, vice-presidents Mizan Ali and Foysal Hossian, general secretary Anwar Hossian Tuhin from the organisation, the media release added.Earlier, the authorities closed the Institute of Health Technology (IHT) for an indefinite period following an attack on students allegedly by some Chhatra League activists that left five female students injured.The BCL men attacked the students when they went to the principal’s room for lodging complaint against extortion and harassment by BCL activists. read more
Share Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images/Via NPRPope Francis addresses the International Pilgrimage of the Ministrants last month in St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican.Editor’s Note: This story contains graphic descriptions that some readers may find disturbing.Nearly a week after a Pennsylvania grand jury released its roughly 900-page report on sexual abuse by clergy, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church has penned a letter condemning the alleged misconduct and pledging repentance.“The heart-wrenching pain of these victims, which cries out to heaven, was long ignored, kept quiet or silenced. But their outcry was more powerful than all the measures meant to silence it, or sought even to resolve it by decisions that increased its gravity by falling into complicity,” Pope Francis wrote in the letter Monday, which is addressed to “the People of God.” “The Lord heard that cry and once again showed us on which side he stands.”The “atrocities” Francis refers to were laid out in harrowing detail by the grand jury report, which used the church’s own records to conclude that more than 1,000 credible victims had been abused by some 300 “predator priests” across eight decades in Pennsylvania. What’s more, the report explained how the church apparatus enabled and covered up the abuse, often responding to complaints with cursory investigations and leniency toward the alleged abusers.“Most of the victims were boys; but there were girls too. Some were teens; many were prepubescent. Some were manipulated with alcohol or pornography. Some were made to masturbate their assailants, or were groped by them. Some were raped orally, some vaginally, some anally,” the report asserted in no uncertain terms.“But,” it added, “all of them were brushed aside, in every part of the state, by church leaders who preferred to protect the abusers and their institution above all.”Until the church ceases to protect — and even in some cases promote — accused priests, “we think it is too early to close the book on the Catholic Church sex scandal,” the report’s authors concluded.Francis’ personal response initially was silence, instead allowing a Vatican spokesperson to offer the church’s public response in the days that followed. And it was a particularly blunt one, noting that church officials feel “shame and sorrow” over the “criminal and morally reprehensible” abuses it revealed.The spokesperson, Greg Burke, noted that the grand jury had found “almost no cases after 2002,” when the Boston Globe‘s Spotlight investigations team famously uncovered a widespread cover-up of sexual abuse allegations. But “the Church must learn hard lessons from its past,” Burke added in his statement Thursday, “and there should be accountability for both abusers and those who permitted abuse to occur.”In his letter Monday, Francis spoke in similarly stark terms.“With shame and repentance, we acknowledge as an ecclesial community that we were not where we should have been, that we did not act in a timely manner, realizing the magnitude and the gravity of the damage done to so many lives,” the pope wrote. “We showed no care for the little ones; we abandoned them.”The Catholic church has felt the lingering repercussions of its decades of alleged wrongdoing in court and in its wallet lately. As NPR’s Tom Gjelten points out, dioceses and religious order in the U.S. have had to pay more than $3 billion in lawsuit settlements with abuse victims since the allegations came to light.And though Francis did not detail concrete steps for how he expects the church to change its conduct going forward, he echoed Burke’s statement that such change is needed.“While it is important and necessary on every journey of conversion to acknowledge the truth of what has happened, in itself this is not enough. Today we are challenged as the People of God to take on the pain of our brothers and sisters wounded in their flesh and in their spirit,” the pope said.“If, in the past, the response was one of omission, today we want solidarity, in the deepest and most challenging sense, to become our way of forging present and future history.”Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. read more
Some of the best art works adorn temple walls across our country. Out of these one of the most prominent tropes in art is the tradition of murals. The history of the mural painting tradition of Kerala goes back to the 8-9 century AD. The linear quality of the murals in Tirunandikkara temple in the southern part of Kerala (Chera at that time) showed a distinctive character that could be termed as ‘Kerala idiom’ though one could relate it to the common southern heritage. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The iconic beauty delineated in linear rhythm with just five colours (Pancha Varna formula) and the fine modeling of figures with perfect mastery over tonal gradations kept the compositions unique. As a part Renaissance of Kerala during the century all the neglected art forms got a new source of energy and the mural 20 tradition also attracted the people like Ananda Coomaraswami, Stella Kramrisch and others. Artist Sadaanandan, after his five year study under the master artist Mammiyur Krishnankutty Nair, started as a free lance artist who carved a niche for himself with his identifiable unique style and thematic selection. He presents his stock of some classic works of art in the Capital. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixHis infatuation with nature demanded such a luminosity that could encode the spirit of intuitive relation he has with it. The classical literature of India gives artists of imagination a lot of chances to find out new compositions; and Sadaanandan with his master brush works has captured the spirit of Sakuntalam and Ritusamhara by Kalidasa. The acquired knowledge of the miniature tradition of India helped him a lot to create a world of expression mixed with the Kerala idiom. read more
Kolkata: Firhad ‘Bobby’ Hakim, the soft-spoken boy from Chelta who has always received the blessings of all and sundry irrespective of caste, creed and religion because of his unique public relation acumen, has now been named Mayor of Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC), the country’ oldest civic body.On becoming the new Mayor, Hakim said: “I’m extremely thankful towards Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for giving me this responsibility. I will try my best to live up to her expectations and will leave no stones unturned to deliver results.” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThere was jubilation in Chetla, when Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced the name of Hakim as the new leader of KMC. He will formally take on the mantle of Mayor after completion of the necessary formalities. Hakim, gifted with a natural ability to lead, became quite famous in Chetla in the early 1980s, when the undisputed leader of the area was Moni Sanyal, the Deputy Mayor of KMC between 1985-1990. From a very young age, Bobby used to organise football tournaments and blood donation camps. Everybody in the area knew that he would always be available in their time of need, be it for organising marriage of poor girls or taking critical patients to hospitals during the oddest hours. Hakim became a councillor in 2000 and later became the Member, Mayor-in-Council (Roads). When Trinamool Congress came to power, he was elected to the post of minister. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThough known for being a hard taskmaster, the TMC veteran enjoys extremely cordial relations with his department officers. His dedication was silently displayed through the number of times he visited the Biswa Bangla Convention Centre during its construction, to ensure that it becomes the most important structure in post-Independence Kolkata and stand proud as the country’s biggest convention centre. He had held several meetings with the senior officials of the construction company and also met the workers and motivated them. Bobby, an ardent lover of sports, has set up one of the finest gymnasiums in the city at Chetla. He is a seasoned badminton and billiards player himself and has taken steps to ensure that the children and youth of his area get ample scope to play outdoor games. The newly named Mayor has been associated with Durga Puja since his school days and is respected by all for his secular views. Notable, he is the first Mayor from the Muslim community in the city after Independence. The erstwhile Calcutta had five Muslim Mayors before Independence. A K Fazlul Haque was the Mayor from April 1935 to April 1936, while A K M Zakariah served as the Mayor from April 1938 to April 1939. Abdur Rahman Siddiqui took on the mantle from April 1940 to April 1941, while Syed Badrudduja and Syed Mohammad Usman followed suit from April 1943 to April 1944 and April 1946 to April 1947 respectively. Once journalists had quizzed Kamal Basu, the first Mayor under the Member, Mayor-in-Council system about the qualities required to run KMC, to which his reply was “patience, public relations and hard work”. Hakim is a leader who possesses all the three qualities and Kolkatans believe that the city will witness significant progress under his leadership. read more