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Candle light vigil in memory of Nitisha in Australia

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Hats off to the Indian community residing in Adelaide, Australia for proposing to organise a community candle light vigil silent procession to bade reverential good bye to the pious sole of 15 year old Nitisha Negi, primarily hailing from Uttarakhand, India community and living in Delhi who breathed her last while sadly ending her life in the Glenelg Beach having drowned in the ravishing tide of the river in Adelaide, Australia on 10th of December while four of the girls drowned with her could be saved though two of them were in extreme critical stage for two days while in hospital.

The candle light community vigil will take place on 24th December, 2018 on the back side of the Glenelg Beach House at 6.30 PM by a newly formed group called Justice for Nitisha Negi. In a facebook post put by Justice for Nitisha, the organisers of this community candle light vigil at Edelaide, Australia behind Glennelg Beach House says: SOULS never die they just pass away. Let’s come together and light a candle to say good bye to the departed soul.

A gentleman from Adelaide Robbie Benipal, originally, from Punjab and one of the main organisers’ of this candle light vigil is deeply shocked and concerned about Nitisha’s death and expresses his shock over the tardy pace of investigation in the whole matter.

He pledges to pressurise the authorities concerned to bring the investigation to its logical conclusion come what may. Robbie Benipal is too serious about this mishappening and is taking the matter to the highest level of investigation as he doubts that something is definitely fishy in the whole episode with interesting parties trying to influence and hush up the matter.

However, here in India, New Delhi the deputy chief minister of Delhi government Manish Sisodia who also participated in the cremation of the deceased footballer has ordered an enquiry and the outcome of the same is expected within a month.

It may be recalled that budding and outstanding prodigy footballer Nitisha Nagi, 15 years old had gone to participate from India to Australia in Pan global pacific games where it is said that she got drowned in the Glengl beach at Adelaide Australia. She was consigned to flames at Nigam Bodh Ghat in New Delhi just three days ago.
SUNIL NEGI, PRESIDENT, UTTARAKHAND JOURNALISTS FORUM

Sunil Negi is a veteran journalist and President of Uttarakhand Journalists Forum. He majorly writes on politics, current affairs and social issues.

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New Australian Open heat policy to counter oven-like conditions

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A new extreme heat policy that dictates when it is safe to play will be introduced at next month’s Australian Open to better deal with frequent oven-like conditions on court.
The “Heat Stress Scale” will be used for the first time at a Grand Slam to help prevent players from fainting and suffering exhaustion, relying on more weather-measuring devices at Melbourne Park.
Organisers said it followed “cutting-edge research and testing into the specific effects of heat stress on tennis players”.
New rules will allow for a 10-minute break between the second and third sets in women’s singles matches when a four — on a scale of one to five — is recorded on the HSS prior to or during the first two sets of a match.
Men will get a 10-minute breather after the third set if a four is reached.
If the heat stress scale goes to five, play can be suspended.
Tennis Australia chief medical officer Carolyn Broderick said the scale took into account the effects of heat on the human body including the maximum stress an athlete can safely withstand, the sweat rate of that person and their core temperature.
“The scale also accounts for the physiological variances between adults, wheelchair and junior athletes while also taking into account the four climate factors — air temperature, radiant heat or the strength of the sun, humidity and wind speed.”
Previously, organisers could only activate the extreme heat policy and halt play or close roofs when the temperature exceeded 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) and the Bureau of Meteorology’s wet bulb globe temperature index — which is used to estimate heat stress in humans — hit 32.5 Celsius.
Suffocating weather at Melbourne Park has caused serious problems with players in the past.
Among those suffering at the 2018 tournament was Gael Monfils, with fears for his health in a mid-afternoon match against Novak Djokovic.
The Frenchman, known as one of the fittest players on tour, looked dazed and confused in his second set and eventually received medical assistance.
He said afterwards he was “dying” on court, while France’s Alize Cornet had her blood pressure and pulse monitored by a doctor during a medical timeout, saying later she was going to faint.
One of the worst years for heat at the Open was 2014, when many players were in trouble.
Among them was Blaz Kavcic who was placed on a drip, while Frank Dancevic said he was hallucinating about cartoon character Snoopy in his dazed state.

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Subhash Rana selected as Pistol jury in Common Wealth games in Goldstock, Australia

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There’s another feather in the cap of the Rana family of Garhwal Uttarakhand, after the 19 year old junior ace shooter and daughter of the former Asian Champion and four time Gold medalist in Asian Ace shooting Jaspal Rana’s daughter Devanshi Rana and her entire team fetched the Gold medals in global Junior Ace Shooting competition in Sydney Australia yesterday defeating China thus bringing outstanding laurels for India and Uttarakhand. There is another good news that Jaspal’s younger brother and shooting champion Subhash Rana has been given the privilege to be one of the jury in Pistol shooting global competition of ISSF World Cup being held in Sydney, Australia.

He is the only Indian to have been appointed as the Jury in the international Shooting competition. It may be recalled that Subhash Rana has been designated as International jury for the third time in a row.

Earlier Rana was the jury in 2010 in Delhi and at Glaslow Commonwealth games in 2014 whereas this time he got the privileged opportunity by the Common wealth games committee to be the pistol jury in the Goldstock international shooting games.

As per the information available the common wealth games 2018 are starting from 4th to 15th April in the Gold Coast city in Australia’s Queens land township.

The people of Uttarakhand and the entire sports fraternity in particular have expressed their pleasure and happiness in the elevation of Subhash Rana as the international pistol jury in these games for the third time in succession.

It may be recalled the an Arjun awardee in the offing Subhash Rana is the younger son of the former Uttarakhand Minister and president of Uttaranchal State Rifle Association Narayan Singh Rana who primarily hails from Chilaasu village of Jaunsar in Garhwal, Uttarakhand.
SUNIL NEGI

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DEVANSHI WINS GOLD DEFEATING CHINA IN THE FINALS IN SYDNEY. PROUD MOMENTS FOR INDIA AND UTTARAKHAND

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There is an extremely good news for India and Uttarakhand as the highly talented girl ace shooter and junior national shooting champion and daughter of the several times Asian Champion international ace shooter Jaspal Rana DEVANSHI has bagged a most prestigious Gold Medal in the international junior ace shooting global competetion defeating China in Sydney, Australia to be concluded on 29th March.

Devanshi Rana, daughter of ace shooter Jaspal Rana and mother Reina Rana (who herself is a shooter and ISSF judge and a model) participated in World Cup in March 2018 in Sydney . This is her first international competition where she has outstandibgly qualified in the qualification round and was among the finalists and Won a team Gold. Under guidance of her father cum coach international ace ahooter Jaspal Rana, Devanshi shot brilliantly and won her first international team gold medal. This is the first international competition for the 19 year old Devanshi an ex student of reputed Shriram school, New Delhi who is currently studying in Lady Shriram college.

This is a third generation spate of prestigious victory for the Rana family bringing laurels for India and Uttarakhand in Junior Ace Shooting Championships by bagging GOLD MEDAL by glorious Devanshi.

Grand daughter of the former minister in the State of Uttarakhand, Narayan Singh Rana who hails from a tiny village in Jaunsar, Garhwal, Uttarakhand. Rana struggled hard in life, served as a Commando with ex PM Rajiv Gandhi but left the job for his commitment and passion towards ace shooting.

He trained his elder son Jaspal with precision and made it his life’s aim to see his son bringing international laurels for the country and Jaspal did so by bringing 4 Golds in the Asian Ace Shooting never before held by anyone else so far.

Today Narayan Singh Rana’s entire family is a ace shooter right from Sons to daughter in laws to wife to grand daughters. How diligently and sincerely the Rana family is emotionally attached with their passiin for shooting can be gauged from the fact that they’ve opened Jaspal Rana Academy for Ace Shooting at Dehradun and are credited with providing immense training to budding ace shooters likely to brought laurels for their respective states and the nation in the near future.

Devanshi’s father, chief coach and mentor Jaspal Rana and her uncle, himself an outstanding shooter Subhash Rana, one of the judges were present with her when she received the prestigious international Gold Medal in Sydney today after defeating China.

SUNIL NEGI

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Durex launches Fundawear for long distance couples

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Condom company Durex has now come out with innovative wearables(undergarments) which are connected to smart phone apps.

Now couples can be in close intimacy even when they are at different locations. Earlier too a few sex toy companies had tried to do something similar but nothing even close to this.

Durex Fundawear allows couples to touch over the internet. Previuosly long distance couples could only communiate visually or over voice but with this technology they can touch, tease and tantalize. Durex is currently soliciting couples who want to be a further part of this experiment called ‘Durexperiment’.

This experiment is being currently conducted in Australia where durex is a distant second. Condom being such a commodity where a potential buyer makes a decision in a few seconds, it was required for the brand to come out with something innovative to grab the attention of the youth. When a person touches his or her touch screen device – a wireless signal is sent through real time servers to his/her partners smart phone. A signal is then transmitted to the actuators woven into the partner’s underwear transferring the touch sensation. Havas Worldwide Sydney has devised this ‘Durexperiment’ to reposition Durex as an innovative brand in Australia.

According to Fundawear Facebook Page, willing couples can still sign in and be a part of this ‘Durexperiment’ testing phase.

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