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Reinier joins Brazil pending the announcement of Madrid

first_imgThe Brazilian U23 National Team already has 22 of the 23 summoned in Colombian territory for the 2020 Pre-Olympic Tournament. The most recent to join the concentration in Armenia was Reinier Jesus Carvalho, who did not travel with the rest of the team after receiving permission from the Brazilian Football Confederation.The midfielder stayed one more time in his country to define the last details of his transfer to Real Madrid and his disengagement from Flamengo, a team with which he debuted as a professional in July of the previous year and became champion of the Copa Libertadores and Brasileirao. Reinier passed medical exams at Comary Farm, Place of concentration of the Brazilian National Team in Teresópolis, where staff from the Spanish club moved in order to expedite the process of transferring the 17-year-old player.Now the midfielder is focused on the Pre-Olympic with his sights set on Sunday, January 19, day of the debut against Peru in the Centenary of Armenia (20:30 local time) and also date on which he will turn 18. From that moment on, he can become official as a new Real Madrid player when the club considers it appropriate.In the Brazilian concentration, only Ricardo Graça, Vasco da Gama’s defense, was called at the last moment by André Jardine due to Walce’s injury that took him out of the Pre-Olympic.last_img read more

Dom Rep join Jamaica atop Hoerman Cup leader board

first_img The other Jamaicans, Owen Samuda, had a tough day out on the links, firing an 81 to be tied for thirteenth on 15 over par, while Ian Facey (78) and Sean Morris (73) lost ground to the leaders. Fellow Jamaican William Knibbs carded another 77 in round three to be down the leader board on 19 over par and in 21st position The leaders among countries are Jamaica (+37), tied with the Dominican Republic (+37), Puerto Rico (+56), Barbados (+64), with Trinidad and Tobago at (+65), Cayman Islands (+77), Bahamas (+91) and the US Virgin Islands at 160 over par. Jamaica remain fifth in the George Teale Trophy for women on a 52 over par score, trailing leaders Puerto Rico (32 over par) by some distance. Madelyn Piccininni is the best-placed Jamaican among the women. She did admirably better than her 81 and 85 in the two previous rounds after carding a 78 on Wednesday. The field is being led by Dominican Republic’s Karina Sanchez, who was the best on the day on the women’s side. Trinidadian pair of Carlos Baynes and Richard Camacho had a combined 70 to increase their lead in the Higgs and Higgs trophy to five under par, with Robert Piggot and Michael Haynes of Barbados at minus 2 and in second place. The Jamaican pair of Keith Stein and Radcliff Knibbs are holding on to third, after firing a combined 71 to be at Even Par, through three rounds at the Half Moon Golf Club. Western Bureau: Jamaica’s Jonathan Newham equalled his second-round 71 to lead the individual race in the Caribbean Golf Championship Hoerman Cup at the Half Moon Golf Course in Montego Bay yesterday. Newham’s score puts him one under par for the day and an equal minus one through three rounds, giving host Jamaica a share of the lead with the Dominican Republic, who rallied on the third day through the pair of Redhames Pena and Lino Guerrero. The stakes remain high with only today’s final round remaining to separate the teams. Newham started well from tee-off, and although he had a few setbacks on the front nine, he used the quick fairway and solid greens to maintain his lead. Devaughn Robinson of The Bahamas carded the best score of the round, a minus two under par 70 score. It was the best round of any player in all three days, bettering his opening round 76 on Monday and the 75 he fired on Tuesday. It took him up the leader board where he joined Newham, with Pena in third overall after his 71. He is at six over par through three rounds. Newham again used the conditions to his advantage as the wind, though not as heavy as Tuesday’s, made play tricky for some players. OTHERJAMAICANSlast_img read more

WWE: Pro wrestler Ric Flair out of surgery and resting

first_imgMarcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ View comments Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite LATEST STORIES Teen gunned down in Masbate MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanocenter_img Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Erring Belga fined, suspended End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend A representative for the showman known as “Nature Boy” says the 68-year-old wrestler was admitted to the hospital for routine monitoring. Melinda Morris Zanoni of Legacy Talent asked on Twitter Monday for “prayers & positive energy” because Flair has “tough medical issues.”Former pro wrestler Mick Foley and wrestling executive Eric Bischoff are among numerous wrestlers wishing Flair well on Twitter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Known for his flamboyant outfits and “Woooo!” catchphrase, Flair made his professional debut in 1972 and was inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame in 2008. Retired professional wrestler Rick Flair, the subject of the documentary “30 for 30: Nature Boy,” participates in a panel during the ESPN Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)ATLANTA — World Wrestling Entertainment says pro wrestling legend Ric Flair is out of surgery and resting after being hospitalized.The statement Monday did not give details about the nature of the surgery.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

100M Metric Tons of Iron Ore Discovered in Cape Mount

first_imgThe Town of Sinje in Grand Cape Mount County, Gawula District, was a scene of jubilation recently when an Australian mining giant, Tawana Resources Incorporated, announced the discovery of a huge deposit of iron ore in the region.The company, which is operating under the Mofe Creek Mining Exploration license, was granted a permit by the Ministry of Lands Mines and Energy (MLM&E) on December 13, 2012, to carry out exploration to determine the existence, quantity and quality of ore in a designated area.The company’s general manager, Fredrick Van Haute, told this newspaper that a total of 100 million metric tons of direct shipping ore was discovered during the period of exploration. Following the discovery, Mr. Haute said he would enter a mineral development agreement with the Government of Liberia after the period of exploration.He indicated that if all goes as planned, the mining process will commence in 2016 with the construction of a pilot plant capable of producing 1000 metric tons of ore. Mr. Haute pointed out that during this period the company will hire and train Liberians for large scale mining by the year 2017 at which time production will increase to 2.5 metric tons of ore per shipment.He assured Sinje residents of his company’s readiness to improve their lives.He indicated that the company will work along with existing health institutions in the country to deliver health services to employees and residents of the mining area.The Daily Observer made several attempts to contact Mr. Patrick Sendolo, Minister of Lands, Mines and Energy to obtain confirmation of the discovery but was unsuccessful and a text message to him went unanswered.Meanwhile, geologist and former Lands, Minds and Energy Minister, and former Grand Kru County Senator Cletus Segbe Wotorson, in a telephone conversation late last night confirmed that Sinje and the surrounding areas in Cape Mount are endowed with large deposits of iron ore. “I’m aware of the presence of Tawana Resources Incorporated in the country,” Senator Wotorson said, “and so the information about the discovery of large deposits of iron ore in Sinje is possible.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL is celebrating today after being voted European winners as part of a North West effort to promote the county as a golf destination.The International Association of Golf Tour Operators hosted their annual Awards Ceremony recently in Valencia, Spain and flying the flag for Ireland was North & West Coast Links Golf who won the coveted award for “European Golf Destination of the Year 2011”. Representatives from Rosapenna and Ballyliffen golf clubs were there.You can watch the announcement on our video.DDTV: DONEGAL CELEBRATES AS NORTH WEST NAMED EUROPEAN GOLF DESTINATION OF THE YEAR was last modified: June 18th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgLifelong St. Eunan’s Club Member, Barney McMonagle is pictured with Town Mayor, Dessie Larkin and Councillors Pascal Blake and Tom Crossan at the Official opening of the new training pitch at O’Donnell Park on Sunday.Part of the ongoing development of the O’Donnell Park facilities that sees over 30 teams of all ages play games and train on a weekly basis for Football, Hurling & Camogie this is an important step in keeping the club at the forefront of the GAA here in Donegal.Club PRO Paul McGovern thanked Barney for his lifelong devotion to St. Eunan’s and for all the work he carries out keeping the grounds neat and tidy. He also thanked the members of the Town Council for their generous support of St. Eunan’s over many years. In turn, Barney expressed his delight and honour at being asked to open the new training area and he even kept us waiting for the photo while he did some tidying up!Mayor Larkin then spoke and said: “It is easy to help people that want to be helped, St. Eunan’s GAA club are a shining beacon for our town for all that they continue to do for the young people of Letterkenny. Sport of all kinds is a fantastic outlet for children and the facilities here at O’Donnell Park are a credit to everyone involved with St. Eunan’s. On days like this we are reminded of our late colleague, Tadhg Culbert who was a hurler for the club and a staunch supporter of St. Eunan’s and I would like to pay tribute to his memory as we open this new training pitch today,” he concluded. Missing from the picture are Cllr. Jimmy Kavanagh, who we send our get well soon wishes to and Cllr. Ciaran Brogan who had other commitments. PICTURED ABOVE: The St. Eunan’s U14 Hurling team that took part in the donegal Hurling Féile Blitz in Ballyshannon at the weekend. Buncrana emerged as winners of this year’s Féile and will represent Donegal in Limerick in July.Well done to Christy and the Minor Boys footballers that have qualified for the All County League Final after seeing off the Ardara challenge on Friday night in their semi-final. They will take on a strong Dungloe team in the final this Friday, May 10th at 7pm with the venue tbc.On Wednesday they clinched the Northern Board League crown with a pulsating win over rivals, Gaoth Dobhair.The Junior men got their League season underway on Saturday evening and got off to a winning start against MacCumhaills in a tight game. They are at home to ardara this Saturday evening with a 7:30pm throw-in.The Seniors will be back in action this weekend with a home game on Sunday in O’Donnell Park against N. Conaill, throw-in at 3pm. The Reserves will also be in action on Sunday.The U14 Boys (Above) defeated MacCumhaills on Monday in the Northern League final, winning by 4-13 to 1-07.The U14 Div 2 boys will meet Termon at home on Wednesday (8th) at 7pm. They continued their good start to the league with a win in Milford last week.There will be a meet and greet with the Donegal panel this Friday, May 10th in O’Donnell Park. Players will not be signing autographs at this session, but may pose for pictures. Gates open at 6:30pm (admission through the turnstiles only) with the action getting underway at 7pm. Tickets are now available for the Country Dance in the Clubhouse on May 18th for the U14 Boys Féile team. Country Traditions will provide the music and supper will also be served, all for just €7. All proceeds for the U14 Boys Féile team. Contact any team member or Mary Maguire for tickets.The training pitch is going to be closed for a number of weeks for repair work, please use the new area or on very wet days make alternative arrangements.The Golf Scramble takes place on Saturday, May 25th at Letterkenny Golf Club, contact James Friel on 086-8255474 for more details on taking part or sponsoring a Tee or Green on the day.Cúl Camps will take place in O’Donnell Park this year on July 22nd (football) and August 12th (Hurling). We send get well soon wishes to Jimmy Kavanagh who has been under the weather in the last week, we hope to see him out and about again soon.GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NEWS – BARNEY OFFICIALLY OPENS NEW TRAINING PITCH was last modified: May 7th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NEWS – BARNEY OFFICIALLY OPENS NEW TRAINING PITCHlast_img read more

Where Did Earth’s Water Come From?

first_imgFROM WHENCE WATER?By Henry L. Richter, PhD, PE (Ret)From time to time, articles appear conjecturing as to where the water on our earth came from. A case in point is a paper by Hanneke Weitering in Space.com entitled: “Water Found in Tiny dust Particles from Asteroid Itokawa.” He states: “Scientists have found traces of water in dust grains from the peanut-shaped asteroid Itokawa, and the discovery could shed light on how Earth got its water.” Another recent article on Space.com, this one by Elizabeth Howell, speculates that comets brought the water. These articles are typical, speculating that Earth’s water came from outside, from small (or large?) bodies impacting the earth.Earthrise from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, December 2015. Our “blue planet” stands out like a jewel in space.A Thin VeneerThe Earth does have quite a bit of water, which we know is essential to life. But really only a very small percentage of the Earth is water. As a liquid, it covers a little over half of the surface of the Earth to an average depth of just under four kilometers, out of a total radius of the Earth of 6,370 km. This computes to about .06% of the Earth’s volume being water. One can add all the water in minerals bound in the surface and mantle rocks, perhaps adding another small fraction of a percent. Although only a small percentage of our Earth is water, it is nevertheless a substantial amount.Naturalism’s Infinite RegressWater is felt to be fairly common in the universe. Another article in Space.com, titled,“Mysterious ‘Sub-Neptunes’ are Probably Water Worlds” says:Water worlds that each possesses thousands of times more water than Earth does may be more common than Earth-like rocky planets in the Milky Way Galaxy, a new study finds. Over the past 20 or so years, astronomers have confirmed the existence of thousands of exoplanets, or planets around other stars. Many exoplanets are quite unlike any planets in our solar system. For example, so-called super-Earths have diameters up to twice that of Earth, and ‘sub-Neptune’ worlds are two to four times wider than Earth. (Neptune’s diameter is about four times Earth’s.)Now, why do scientists need explanations of where the water came from? The answer is that they feel compelled to reach for naturalistic causes for everything. The idea that everything was created essentially “as is,” is a concept they cannot (or will not) imagine or consider. If a multitude of asteroid-type bodies delivered our water by special delivery, another question arises: where did the asteroids get their (small amount) of water at the beginning?Common Sense Answers to Worthwhile QuestionsI do not want to criticize the asking of questions like “where did the water come from?” But in considering possible answers, common sense needs to be applied. In this case, the small amount of water bound into crystals on a space rock is hardly a plausible source of our oceans. It is highly unlikely that liquid water came to us on space rocks, since such rocks spend time in the high vacuum of space. Any liquid water would evaporate or sublime.Dr Richter managed the instruments for Explorer 1, America’s first satelliteSimilarly, common-sense questions need to be supplied for other vital ingredients:Where did our carbon come from?Where did the iron-nickel core of the earth come from?Where did the oxygen and nitrogen of our atmosphere come from?…and so on for other finely-balanced aspects of EarthBalanced Ingredients and CyclesThe amount of each ingredient is also important. Why is the oxygen content only 20%? Could we live if the atmosphere were oxygen alone, at a pressure of one fifth of an atmosphere? – that is the same partial pressure of oxygen we have now. I suspect that nitrogen, relatively inert in its triple-bonded form, is there to give us more gas volume to flush out our lungs, because oxygen alone would not work for us. We need nitrogen, of course, as an essential element for the proteins in our bodies. The levels of each of the essential ingredients for life is maintained through amazingly balanced cycles: the water cycle, the carbon cycle, the nitrogen cycle, and the oxygen cycle.We all know that our Earth is a very unique place. Not only do we have water (of the proper kind), but we have all sorts of other elements and compounds that make life possible. Are we just very lucky, or have we been given a specially created habitat in space for our dwelling? There are so very many features of our Earth that have to be just as they are, that the possibility of an accidental collection and combination of all these factors is vanishingly small. Special creation is the only reasonable explanation.Dr. Henry Richter was born in Long Beach, California, and served a short tour of duty in the U.S. Navy in World War II. From there he received a BS and PhD (Chemistry, Physics, and Electrical Engineering) from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena California. Then he went to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which became part of NASA. While there he headed up the development of the free worlds first earth satellite, Explorer I. He then oversaw the scientific instrumentation for the Ranger, Mariner, and Surveyor Programs. From JPL, he went to Electro-Optical Systems becoming a Vice President and Technical Director. Next was a staff position with UCLA as Development Manager of the Mountain Park Research Campus. He then owned an electronics manufacturing business and afterwards became the Communications Engineer for the L.A. County Sheriffs Department. Since 1977, he has been a communications consultant to Public Safety organizations. He is a life member of APCO, the IEEE, and the American Chemical Society. His book America’s Leap into Space details the origins of rocketry and his own role in the launching of the first American satellite, Explorer 1, in 1958. Henry Richter is also author of Spacecraft Earth: A Guide for Passengers, with co-author David Coppedge (Creation Ministries International, 2016). Creation-Evolution Headlines is honored to have Dr Richter as a contribution writer. See his Author Profile for his previous contributions.Dr Richter’s book examines many amazing finely-tuned “coincidences” that make our planet habitable(Visited 618 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Pão de Açúcar — Geocache of the Week

first_imgDifficulty:1Terrain:3 EarthCacheGC4KZEYby EarthCacheSeeker Location:Rio de Janeiro, BrazilS 22° 57.060′ W 043° 09.820′ If something is gneiss, don’t take it for granite.560 million years ago, Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf in English)  busted through Earth’s crust, protruding out of the Atlantic ocean to a monolithic height of 1,299 feet (396 meters) above sea level. Its location and prominence provided a natural landmark that lent way to the creation of Rio de Janeiro in 1565, serving as a tactical defense point in Guanabara Bay.Don’t look down!Sugarloaf was named in the 16th century when Brazil was in its heydey as the epicenter for sugarcane trade. Blocks of sugar were placed in conical molds made of clay that were then transported on ships to their destinations abroad. The shape is similar to the famous peak, hence the name.Morro da Urca where you take the second cable car to Pão de AçúcarIt wasn’t until 1912 that this granite-derived mountain, became a tourist landmark and iconic feature of Rio de Janeiro’s skyline. In that year, the original cable car was built to the summit of Pão de Açúcar. Since then, the cable car has been rebuilt in 1972 and then again in 2008. Although the most accessible way to reach the top, the cable car is not the only mode of transportation to this awe inspiring EarthCache.The GZ is within reachBefriend some local Cariocas who may point you in the right direction to either hike/scramble to the top or rope up and climb one of the largest urban climbing areas in the world. This way, you can get hands on contact with the salt and pepper look of the metamorphic rock gneiss —  created by a segregation of light and dark minerals.Climbing is also an option for the more adventurous geocachers!To answer the EarthCache questions, you will visit five different waypoints that will take you back almost 600 million years in geologic time, long before the almost 1,300 passengers per hour (!) that now visit the park. Not only will you learn about the formation of this impressive rock structure, but you may also pick up some Carioca slang.Maneiro (Cool)!Testimonials:Olá!Pão de Açúcar is an iconic Brazilian natural monument is perhaps the most perfect place to observe the magnificence of nature, perfect for a more than Earthcache! TFTC! — Danger_DangerCould this be a giant logbook?!What a great place for a cache! We enjoyed looking for the answers and were most surprised by the climbers! Yikes! Thank you so much, EarthCacheSeeker! Answers have been sent. Certainly a favourite for us! — SkokiBeautiful views of gorgeous CopacabanaThank you for this great earth cache! I love learning about how great this planet of ours is made up. Before geocaching, rock was a rock, but not anymore! Thanks for bringing us here and greetings from California! — jadzeaStop monkeying around and go find the cache!Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedThree Cheers for Brazil, Geocaching’s Newest Country Souvenir!December 16, 2014In “Local stories”Magna Plătĕa Bruocsellae (Fr-Nl-En) — Geocache of the WeekNovember 27, 2019In “Community”Indiana Jones and the Mysterious Waterfall — Geocache of the WeekFebruary 21, 2018In “Community”last_img read more

Bengal Governor, State at loggerheads

first_imgThe newly appointed Governor of West Bengal Jagdeep Dhankar has taken on State Education Minister and Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee over incidents of violence on the campus of Jadavpur University in Kolkata on Thursday evening.The Governor had intervened to personally escort Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Babul Supriyo from the campus amid protests and heckling from students, who objected to his presence.Mr. Chatterjee had claimed that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had requested the Governor not to go to the university at the peak of commotion and to “give the government some time to peacefully solve the issue.”“This is most unfortunate and shocking that our Governor, the custodian of the Constitution of the State, without informing the elected government went to the so-called rescue of the BJP leader from Jadavpur University… Chief Minister requested him several times that the Governor being the constitutional head need not go at this moment. The CM requested him to give the government some time to peacefully solve the issue,” Mr. Chatterjee said.A press note issued by Mr. Dhankar’s office said, the Minister was not aware of the developments that took place before the Governor went to the University to rescue Mr. Supriyo. “Obviously, he did not know of the developments that took place between the Governor and the DGP [Director General of Police]/ CS [Chief Secretary] as also the conversation with the Honorable Chief Minister,” the press note said.Mr. Supriyo, along with designer Agnimitra Paul, had gone to the campus to attend a seminar organised by the Akhil Bhartiya Vidarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Thursday. However, several students had protested against their entry by raising black flags and asked him to leave. The situation escalated when Mr. Supriyo refused to budge. As tensions rose, he remained stuck inside the college premises till the Governor arrived at around 8 p.m. and escorted him out.Meanwhile, members of ABVP and BJP forcefully entered the college premises, vandalised university property and beat up some students.Trinamool issued a statement on Friday, reiterating Mr. Chatterjee’s “stand” and argued that it “must be made very clear [that] universities are autonomous institutions and as per time-honoured tradition, police cannot enter university campus without permission of VC.”While acknowledging that Mr. Dhankar had spoken to the Chief Minister and “duly appraised her”, the Raj Bhawan note claimed that the Governor had very little option but to head for the university in south Kolkata.“There were many telephonic interactions between the two and in his high regard that the Governor/Chancellor has for the Hon’ble CM, personally and for the Office the CM holds, he would not like to divulge the conversation between the two, except that he left for the place after sufficient time had elapsed and the situation did not show any change,” the Raj Bhawan press note argued.However, a senior Trinamool leader claimed that it is the “job of the State administration to appraise the Governor about a crisis as law and order is still the State subject.” This is for the first time that the new Governor and the ruling party directly confronted each other.last_img read more

8th edition of Tata LitFest to begin on November 16

first_imgNew Delhi, Oct 24 (PTI) Over 100 authors spanning a multitude of genres will come together to engage, enthral, and entice book lovers at the 8th edition of Tata Literature Live in Mumbai.Scheduled to be held from November 16, across multiple venues — the NCPA, Nariman Point, and Prithvi Theatre, the four-day long literary extravaganza will witness writers like three-time Pulitzer award winner Thomas Friedman, Devdutt Pattanaik, Nayantara Sahgal and Israeli artist, writer, photographer, curator and researcher Shimon Lev among many others.”For me, the most enthralling part is the dialogue and discourse that these distinguished individuals bring to the festival. They are masterful raconteurs, all, and brilliant intellectuals, whose own life experiences could probably power a few riveting tales too!”It is a joy to interact with them, have your perspective challenged, and revel in the learning. I have enjoyed this part of the festival each year, and Im sure this year will be no different,” Anil Dharker, founder and director of the festival, said.The speaker lineup will comprise of a host of personalities, from activists to academicians, from bureaucrats to Bollywood stars, who will deliberate on engaging sessions like — Fiction as Fact, Why do short stories get short shrift?, No means No, 100 Years of Indian Sport through Artefacts and Museums in a Digital Age.Some of the highlights will include Marcus du Sautoy, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford, who turns math into entertaining prose in his book Finding Moonshine; Professor Anil Gupta, Indias very own revolutionary man who helps expedite socially-relevant solutions that target communities at the grassroots level, and economist Arun Shourie.advertisementAlso lending added grace to the festival are the indomitable Dame Margaret Drabble, award-winning novelist, biographer and critic; and Catharine MacKinnon, feminist scholar, lawyer, educator and activist, who is respected for her legal work in the arena of sexual harassment.”The brilliant author line-up for this year offers a clear forecast of how exciting this event is going be, for our audience as well as for our esteemed guests,” Harish Bhat, brand custodian, Tata Sons, said.Other speakers at the festival include: British playwright and novelist Nell Leyshon; actor, director and playwright Girish Karnad; cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle; former RBI governor and author Y V Reddy, politician and economist Jairam Ramesh; Member of Parliament P Chidambaram; Gabor Lanczkor, a scholar of the Hungarian language; Gary Shteyngart, an American writer specialising in satirical compositions; and S Y Quairishi, Former Election Commissioner and author.The event will come to a close on November 19. PTI TRS TRSlast_img read more