World’s first baby born via womb transplant from dead donor


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The Full List Of Nominations. Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born Scores Big


New Delhi: 

The nominations for the 76th Golden Globe awards were announced on Thursday with A Star Is Born scoring five nominations in key categories. Bradley Cooper, who stars in and also directs the film, has been nominated in the Best Director and Best Actor categories while Lady Gaga has also received a nomination in the Best Actress category for the film. In the Best Film category, A Star Is Born competes with If Beale Street Could Talk, Bohemian Rhapsody, BlackKklansman and Black Panther. The main award ceremony will take place in California’s Beverly Hills on the evening of January 6 (early morning of January 7 in India). Actors Leslie Mann, Terry Crews, Danai Gurira and Christian Slater announced the nominations.

Full list of nominations:

Best Motion Picture, Drama

Black Panther

BlackKklansman

Bohemian Rhapsody

If Beale Street Could Talk

A Star Is Born

Best Motion Picture, Musical/Comedy

Crazy Rich Asians

The Favourite

Green Book

Mary Poppins Returns

Vice

Best Motion Picture, Animated:

Incredibles 2

Isle of Dogs

Maira

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Spiderman Into tscrehe Spider-Verse

Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language:

Capernaum

Girl

Never Look Away

Roma

Shoplifters

Best Actress, Drama

Glenn Close, The Wife

Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born

Nicole Kidman, Destroyer

Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Rosamund Pike, A Private War

Best Actor, Drama

Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born

Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate

Lucas Hedges, Boy Erased

Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody

John David Washington, BlackKklansman

Best Actress, Musical/Comedy

Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins Returns

Olivia Coleman, The Favourite

Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade

Charlize Theron, Tully

Constance Wu, Crazy Rich Asians

Best Actor, Musical/Comedy

Christian Bale, Vice

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Poppins Returns

Viggo Mortensen, Green Book

Robert Redford, The Old Man and the Gun

John C. Reilly, Stan & Ollie

Best Supporting Actress In Any Motion Picture

Amy Adams, Vice

Claire Foy, First Man

Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk

Emma Stone, The Favourite

Rachel Weisz, The Favourite

Best Supporting Actor In Any Motion Picture

Mahershala Ali, Green Book

Timothee Chalamet, Beautiful Boy

Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman

Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Sam Rockwell, Vice

Best Director In Any Motion Picture

Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born

Alfonso Cuaron, Roma

Peter Farrelly, Green Book

Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman

Adam McKay, Vice

Best Screenplay In Any Motion Picture:

Alfonso Cuaron, Roma

Tony McNamara, Deborah Davis, The Favourite

Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk

Adam McKay, Vice

Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, The Green Book

Best Original Score In Any Motion Picture

Marco Beltrami, A Quiet Place

Alexandre Desplat, Isle of Dogs

Ludwig Goransson, Black Panther

Justin Hurwitz, First Man

Marc Shaiman, Mary Poppins Returns

Best Original Song In Any Motion Picture

All The Stars, Black Panther

Revelation, Boy Erased

Girl In The Movies, Dumplin

Shallow, A Star Is Born

Requiem for a Private War, A Private War

Best Television Series, Drama

The Americans

Bodyguard

Homecoming

Killing Eve

Pose

Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy

Barry (HBO)

The Good Place (NBC)

Kidding (Showtime)

The Kominsky Method (Netflix)

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)

Best Television Series/ Motion Picture Made For Television:

The Alienist

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Escape at Dannemora

Sharp Objects

A Very Englisch Scandal

Best Actress In Television Series/ Motion Picture Made For Television:

Amy Adams, Sharp Objects

Patricia Arquette, Escape at Dannemora

Connie Britton, Dirty John

Laura Dern, The Tale

Regina King, Seven Seconds

Best Actor In Television Series/ Motion Picture Made For Television

Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso

Daniel Bruhl, The Alienist

Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose

Hugh Grant, A Very English Scandal

Best Actress In Television Series, Drama

Caitriona Balfe, Outlander

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

Sandra Oh, Killing Eve

Julia Roberts, Homecoming

Keri Russell, The Americans

Best Actor In Television Series, Drama

Jason Bateman, Ozark

Stephan James, Homecoming

Billy Porter, Pose

Richard Madden, Bodyguard

Matthew Rhys, The Americans

Best Actress In Television Series, Musical Or Comedy

Kristen Bell, The Good Place

Candice Bergen, Murphy Brown

Alison Brie, GLOW

Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel

Debra Messing, Will & Grace

Best Actor In Television Series, Musical Or Comedy

Barry

The Good Place

Kidding

The Kominsky Method

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Best Supporting Actress In Television Series/ Motion Picture Made For Television

Alex Bornstein, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel

Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects

Penelope Cruz, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Thandie Newton, Westworld

Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale

Best Supporting Actor In Television Series/ Motion Picture Made For Television

Alan Arkin

Kieran Culkin

Edgar Ramirez

Ben Whishaw

Henry Winkler

The 76th edition of the Golden Globes will be hosted by Grey’s Anatomy actress Sandra Oh and comedian Andy Samberg.

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A Star Is Born, If Beale Street Could Talk Expected To Lead Nominations


A Star Is Born is expected to top the nominations with nine nods. (Image courtesy: Facebook)

Los Angeles: 

Hollywood’s annual carnival of awards shows begins Thursday with the nominations for the Golden Globes – the starting gun in the race for the Oscars. The announcements, which come a week before the influential Screen Actors Guild nominations, are the first major bellwether of momentum going into the Academy Awards, which take place in February. Awards analysis website Gold Derby predicts that music romance reboot A Star Is Born and If Beale Street Could Talk – a tale of black love adapted from a James Baldwin novel – will top the nominations with nine each.

A Star Is Born stars Bradley Cooper, who also directed the film, and Lady Gaga, who are also expected to pick up nominations for their portrayal of an aging rocker and the young ingenue who unite on stage and in life.

A Star Is Born should dominate with nominations at the Globes and Oscars,” Gold Derby managing director Chris Beachum told AFP.

Beale Street – the latest film from Barry Jenkins, who directed the best picture Oscar-winning Moonlight – tells the story of a young black couple in love in 1970s Harlem, and the obstacles in their path.

Beyond the frontrunners, a slew of biopics are in the mix – First Man, the intimate recounting of Neil Armstrong’s moon landing; Dick Cheney film Vice; and Bohemian Rhapsody, about Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.

Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman, the true story of a black police officer who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan with the help of a white partner, is also expected to receive recognition in the drama categories.

Another theme this season is the ravages of addiction, with Beautiful Boy star Timothee Chalamet – an Oscar and Globe nominee for Call Me By Your Name (2017), tipped to earn a nod for playing a meth addict.

A Wealth Of Options

Last year, Tinseltown was looking to turn the page on the Harvey Weinstein scandal that engulfed the world of showbiz.

This year, the focus is squarely on the films.

The Golden Globes feature separate awards for dramas and musicals/comedies – meaning more nominations, and a chance for Oscar voters to consider a wider range of performances before they get their ballots.

The members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, who vote on the winners, also have a tendency to honor the unexpected.

A Star Is Born and Bohemian Rhapsody will compete in the drama categories, seeking to firmly establish their position before the Oscars.

Roma, the latest from Alfonso Cuaron, is eligible in the foreign film category, but the Mexican filmmaker (Gravity) could get the nod for best director.

In the musical/comedy categories, the frontrunner is – appropriately enough – The Favourite. The offbeat tale of royal deception and lust stars a powerhouse trio of actresses – Olivia Colman as Queen Anne, and Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone as the women vying for her attentions.

“Olivia Colman delivers the most shocking screen turn that’s generating the most ‘serious’ buzz in Hollywood,” writes Gold Derby founder Tom O’Neil. “Beware: The queen approaches!”

Another top prospect is Green Book, an offbeat comedy about a black classical pianist in 1960s America who hires an Italian-American bouncer as his driver for a tour of the racially divided South.

Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortenson are both expected to earn nominations.

Summer rom-com success Crazy Rich Asians and anticipated Disney sequel Mary Poppins Returns will also compete in these categories. “The HFPA members generally love musicals, so also watch for big numbers for Mary Poppins Returns.” Beachum said.

New Faces In TV Race

The Globes also honor the best in television – it can feel a bit redundant after the Emmys in September, with many of the nominees mimicking the past Emmy field.

They also can look ahead to programs that aired too late for Emmys contention, like the dark HBO mini-series Sharp Objects, Amazon drama Homecoming starring Julia Roberts, and Netflix’s offbeat Maniac with Emma Stone and Jonah Hill.

Of course, familiar top dramas like The Handmaid’s Tale, The Americans and This Is Us will also be recognised.

Thursday’s nominations will be presented before dawn in California by actors Leslie Mann (Welcome to Marwen), Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Danai Gurira (Black Panther) and Christian Slater (Mr Robot).

The 76th Golden Globes take place on Sunday, January 6 in Beverly Hills. The Oscar nominations come after the Globes this year, on January 22.

Hosting the gala will be actress Sandra Oh, who could score a nomination herself for acclaimed TV drama Killing Eve, and comedian Andy Samberg, organisers announced Wednesday.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)





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First designer Baby born! Now the birth of a genetically modified child was also possible


नई दिल्ली: क्या आपने कभी कल्पना की है कि आप जिस तरह के बच्चे की इच्छा करें, वैसे बच्चे को जन्म दे सकें. जैसे कि आप चाहें कि आपकी भूरे रंग के बालों वाली बेटी हो या फिर गोरे रंग का बेटा हो! अब शायद यह कोरी कल्पना नहीं रही, अब जेनेटिकली मॉडिफाइड बच्चे का जन्म भी संभव हो गया है. चीन के एक शोधकर्ता के दावे के साथ दुनिया ने डिजाइनर बेबी के जन्म की दिशा में कदम बढ़ा दिया है.   

चीन के एक शोधकर्ता ने दुनिया में पहली बार जेनेटिकली मोडिफाइड यानी डिज़ाइनर बेबी के जन्म लेने का दावा किया है. उन्होंने बताया कि इस महीने जन्मी जुड़वा बच्चियों के डीएनए में बदलाव के लिए क्रिस्पर तकनीक का इस्तेमाल किया गया. दावा ये भी किया जा रहा है कि डिजाइनर बेबी एचआईवी, एड्स से पीड़ित नहीं होगी. अगर ये दावा सही तो भविष्य में ऐसे बच्चों को जन्म दिया जा सकेगा जिसकी आंख, बाल, त्वचा और अन्य खूबियों का चयन खुद उसके माता-पिता कर सकेंगे.

इस शोध से विज्ञान जगत में हलचल मची है. चीन के एक शोधकर्ता का दावा है कि उसने दुनिया की पहली जेनेटिकली मॉडिफाइड (genetically modified) बच्चियां बनाने में मदद की. यह दो जुड़वां बहनों के डीएनए में एक नए औज़ार के ज़रिए फेरबदल करके किया गया.


साउदर्न यूनिवर्सिटी ऑफ साइंस एंड टेक्नालॉजी ऑफ चाइना के शोधकर्ता हे जियानकुई का कहना है कि “मुझे जिम्मेदारी का एहसास है कि सिर्फ पहला ही नहीं बनूं बल्कि एक मिसाल कायम करूं कि इस तरह की चीज़ें कैसे की जाएं. इसमें समाज की नैतिकता और लोगों पर पड़ने वाले असर का भी ध्यान रखा गया है.”

शोधकर्ता का दावा है कि उसने गर्भ धारण करने की चाह में इलाज करवा रहे सात जोड़ों के भ्रूणों में बदलाव किए और अब तक सिर्फ एक कामयाब गर्भ धारण हुआ. जीन एडिटिंग CRISPR – CAS9 के जरिए की गई. इसमें DNA को काटकर एक ख़ास जीन को नकारा बना दिया जाता है.

यह भी पढ़ें : अब पैदा होंगे डिजाइनर बच्चे? अमेरिका का पहला कदम, जानें पूरा मामला

हालांकि बहुत से वैज्ञानिकों का कहना है कि इस तरह की जीन एडिटिंग की अभी कोशिश नहीं करनी चाहिए क्योंकि इससे DNA को स्थाई नुकसान पहुंच सकता है जिससे आने वाली पीढ़ियां भी प्रभावित हो सकती हैं. लोगों को इस बात की भी चिंता है कि इसके ज़रिए डिजाइनर बच्चों का जन्म मुमकिन होगा.

यूनिवर्सिटी ऑफ़ पेनसिल्वेनिया की डॉ किरण मुसुनुरु  कहती हैं कि “मेरा मानना है कि अभी इस टेक्नालॉजी के ज़रिए एक भी बच्चे का जन्म नहीं होना चाहिए. फिलहाल इसके लिए बहुत जल्दी है.”

जीन एडिटिंग वयस्कों में हाल ही में गंभीर बीमारियों के इलाज के लिए की गई है न कि जन्म के इरादे से किसी भ्रूण की. लेकिन हे जियानकुई का कहना है कि इसका समय आ चुका है. हे जियानकुई ने कहा कि “कहीं न कहीं, कोई न कोई यह कर रहा है. अगर मैं नहीं तो कोई और करेगा.”

VIDEO : अमेरिका में  डिजाइनर बच्चे पैदा होंगे

इस काम की अभी न तो स्वतंत्र रूप से पुष्टि हुई है और न ही दूसरे वैज्ञानिकों ने इसका जायजा लिया है, लेकिन अगर ये साबित हो जाता है तो दवा और नैतिकता की एक हद जरूर पार करेगा.



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Chhattisgarh Woman, Born A Century Ago, Turns Up To Cast Her Vote


The Chhattisgarh woman, who was reportedly born a century ago, cast her vote today

New Delhi: 

A Chhattisgarh woman, Vishwas, born a century ago, turned up to cast her vote today in the first phase of the state’s elections, according to news agency ANI. The 100-year-old woman, whose name means ‘trust’, reached a polling station at Chhattisgarh’s Dornapal, supporting herself with a stick and was also helped by her son. Voting for the Chhattisgarh elections kicked off in 18 seats under heavy security cover. The remaining 72 constituencies will vote in a second phase, which will be held on November 20, while counting of votes will occur on December 11.

The overall voter turnout until 11 am, according to the Chhattisgarh Chief Electoral Officer, has been a low 17 per cent. The total voter turnout in the 2013 state elections during the first phase was 76 per cent.

The incumbent BJP government in Chhattisgarh, led by chief minister Raman Singh, after being in power for the past three terms, is hoping for yet another mandate. Meanwhile, the Congress wants to recapture power in the state, by focusing on local issues such as a liquor ban and loan waivers for farmers.

However, rebel Congress leader Ajit Jogi has thrown a spanner in the Congress’ plans as his Janta Congress Chhattisgarh party has successfully clinched a tie-up with Dalit leader and BSP chief Mayawati.

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Vishwas, the 100-year-old woman, whose name means ‘trust’, reached a polling station at Chhattisgarh’s Dornapal, supporting herself with a stick and was also helped by her son

The Chhattisgarh elections have taken place amid a looming Maoist threat against the Chhattisgarh government. The Maoists have sought a boycott of the elections and have over the past few weeks, carried out seven attacks on security personnel and media personnel.

Just today morning, Maoists triggered seven explosions in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district, around 175-km away from state capital Raipur.

A heavy security apparatus, including drones, one lakh security personnel and at least 12 helicopters have been deployed to ensure polling finishes smoothly.

Poll officials will be ferried by bikes, boats or on foot for around two dozen booths.

(With Inputs From ANI)





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How Overwatch Heroes are Born: Reddit, Data, and You


At BlizzCon 2018 last week, Blizzard announced that its shooter Overwatch is getting Ashe, a new playable character, or hero as they’re known. Ashe is the 29th addition to Overwatch’s expanding roster of heroes.

With Overwatch being over two years old, its heroes form a large part of the community discussion. Some can be too effective while others are perceived to be far from useful. Both tend to ruin the experience of game that’s built on the checks and balances of one hero’s abilities being able to be countered by another’s.

But with 29 heroes and counting, Blizzard has on occasion gone back to the drawing board and reworked certain heroes from the ground up to ensure they remain effective without players feeling like they’re up against insurmountable odds. We’ve seen this with popular heroes such as Symmetra and Mercy with varying degrees of success. Gadgets 360 spoke to Chacko Sonny, Production Director on Overwatch to find out what makes the game’s heroes tick.

First up, we had to ask how does the Overwatch team decides on which heroes to add to the game.

“Some people felt Brigitte was a response to [counter] high mobility characters and that certainly would be the case,” Sonny tells us of a past addition to the Overwatch roster before stating that game balance wasn’t the main reason for bringing Ashe into Overwatch. “In this case with Ashe, she was driven by a cinematic design we all love. We thought the kit, the abilities and the weapon really resonated with us so much that there was not much deliberation on what she should be doing, it was very clear that Bob [her robot sidekick] was something we wanted in the game.”

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Explaining further, Sonny says that the Overwatch team has a variety of potential heroes to choose from to reveal and add to the game. Though the thought process behind them isn’t the same.

“There are five or six different hero prototypes being worked on at any given time,” he says. “Some are driven by ideas like ‘this would be a great addition to this class’ and other times its driven by a cool sketch that we want to turn into [a hero]. I don’t want to present a picture that they’re all derived in the same way. The inspiration comes from many different places and there’s a lot discussion at the time, figuring out what the next hero is and what’s the right thing for the game at that point in time.”

On that note, we asked if there was a definite hero count in mind for Overwatch. The game launched with 21 heroes and has added eight more since Sonny claims that the studio is driven by what heroes add to the gameplay rather than the sheer number of them at a player’s disposal.

“They’ve all introduced something new and changed the way people play the game,” he says. “There have been some cases where we tweak some things post-release, but we think there’s some fertile ground to introduce some new hero designs. I know certainly with some of the prototypes that I’ve been playing recently, I’m super excited for what’s coming up.”

And while Sonny could not tell us what new heroes are in the works, he did reveal how the Overwatch team uses community feedback and user data to make crucial changes to Overwatch such as reworking one of the game’s more effective heroes despite the data suggesting nothing needed to be done.

“I think the best example was prior to the Symmetra rework,” he reminisces. “This was one of the stats Geoff Goodman [Overwatch Lead Designer] always gives, was that Symmetra was one of the highest win-rate characters out there so if you’re just looking at the data you’d think nothing needs to be done with her, she should be fine.”

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The data however, is just one piece of the puzzle. Player feedback suggested that Symmetra wasn’t as versatile a hero for higher skill play or had much utility outside specific areas of a match.

“It’s ultimately a combination of data that we look at, watching trends, understanding how players are using certain characters and what’s happening with them as well as their feedback,” Sonny says.

It’s not just fan feedback either. In fact the Overwatch team depends on several sources of feedback to iterate and improve upon the game.

“We do our own internal play tests twice a day, the entire team,” he reveals. “We also have an internal QA group, a group of QA that sits with us and another that has their own space, and there’s so much we get from places like Reddit to get feedback from the community on what’s working and what’s not. That process of balancing the game is something that happens continuously and at times it can be very different from the data.”

That said, we wondered why it takes so long for certain hero changes to roll out if the Overwatch team has access to a wealth of information. The answer, it turns out, lies in its ever expanding roster.

“The game has 29 heroes and so the permutations and complexity associated with making a change to one of them requires a lot of iteration around testing and understanding the impact one change might have to the game,” he says. “It would not be sufficient for us to make a change and immediately put it in the build and push it out without us very clearly understanding what it does to the rest of the community.”

When a change is ready for public consumption, it’s put onto the game’s public test realm (PTR) for initial feedback before being rolled out to all. Sonny elaborates that this is necessary to ensure any alterations to the game don’t have a negative effect.

“We always try to push our changes early to the PTR,” he says. “By the time it gets to PTR we’ve done a ton of testing on our own to be confident it’s not going to do weird things. There times we have pushed it out publicly where we got different feedback from the public versus what the team has experienced. It’s just a question of exactly what’s involved in ensuring that change is not destructive.”

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The conversation moves on to Overwatch’s game modes. At its core, the game remains a six versus six competitive experience, though the developers have experimented with cooperative player versus enemy (PvE) modes for special events based on certain story arcs such as Uprising and Retribution. Expect the trend to continue due to how popular they are with the game’s fan base as well as being “really interesting design challenges” for the Overwatch team.

“We’ve been very pleased with the response to our PvE events, some of our highest engagement are for events like Uprising and Retribution,” he says. “We get a clear sense not just from our fans but from those on our team that PvE has long legs. It’s super deep and is a different kind of design experience too. We spend so much time thinking about what the six versus experience is and how these characters bounce off each other. With PvE we wonder about where enemies stream in from, how drop ships enter. All these things are really interesting design challenges.”

On the topic of Overwatch challenges, we wondered what would happen if Bob, the robot sidekick of new hero Ashe were to be introduced to the game as a hero himself. In the game, Bob is Ashe’s ultimate ability — on being summoned he tears opponents down with machine gun fire from his arms. In fact, Bob can be healed and hacked by others and is even treated as a player hero when contesting or capturing objectives in Overwatch’s game modes. If Bob were to be added to a game as a playable character, would Ashe’s ultimate ability change?

Sonny did not confirm nor deny Bob’s addition to the Overwatch roster, plainly stating that “Bob is now her ultimate.”

On being pressed further, he left us with this. “In your hypothetical scenario it would probably have to.”

Disclosure: Blizzard sponsored the correspondent’s flights and hotel for BlizzCon 2018.


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Born In The USA, Not A Citizen Automatically


Trump has long decried “anchor babies,” and said he has discussed the move with his counsel.

WASHINGTON: 

President Donald Trump is planning to sign an executive order that would seek to end the right to US citizenship for children of non-citizens born on US soil, he said in a television interview taped on Monday.

The move, which many legal experts say runs afoul of the Constitution, would be the boldest yet by a president elected to office pledging to take a hard line on immigration, an issue he has revived in advance of next week’s midterm elections.

“We’re the only country in the world where a person comes in and has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States for 85 years with all of those benefits,” Trump said during an interview with Axios scheduled to air as part of a new HBO series starting this weekend. “It’s ridiculous. It’s ridiculous. And it has to end.”

Trump, who has long decried “anchor babies,” said he has discussed the move with his legal counsel and believes it can be accomplished with executive action, a view at odds with the opinions of many legal scholars.

“It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment. Guess what? You don’t,” Trump told Axios.

When told that view is disputed, Trump asserted: “You can definitely do it with an act of Congress. But now they’re saying I can do it just with an executive order.”

“It’s in the process. It’ll happen . . . with an executive order,” he said, without offering a time frame.

The move would be certain to spark a constitutional debate about the meaning of the 14th Amendment. It reads: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”

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Baby Spider Monkey, Among Most Endangered, Born In Colombian Zoo


The baby spider monkey is the third such birth in the zoo since 2012.

Medellin, Colombia: 

A zoo in Colombia is celebrating the birth of a baby spider monkey, a rare species in danger of extinction.

The monkey was born on Sunday at the San Fe zoological park in Colombia’s second city, Medellin, but so far staff know little about it, Carolina Diaz, the flora and fauna coordinator, told AFP.

“We still don’t know if it’s female or male because we try to leave the baby with its mother in the most natural way possible,” said Diaz.

“Right now, the baby is completely dependent on its mother.”

The black-haired monkey weighs around one kilogram (2.2 pounds) and is about 20-centimeters (eight inches) tall. It is the third such birth in the zoo since 2012.

The San Fe zoo now has 20 spider monkeys, although Diaz expects that number to rise as one male and several females amongst them are fertile.

“The coming year we’ll probably have more births,” she added.

Spider monkeys, whose natural habitat is tropical rainforests, are among the 25 most endangered primates in the world.

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature says the species is in critical danger of extinction.

Diaz blames that on the destruction of their habitat for livestock and agriculture as well as hunting and illegal trafficking.

In Colombia, the monkeys live on the banks of the Magdalena river, the largest in the country.

It’s been a time of many celebrations in the San Fe zoo over the last few days, with the births of a squirrel monkey, three grey crowned cranes and two pygmy marmosets.

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Birthday Special: Robin Singh was first player of Team India how was born in Foreign


नई दिल्ली: 14 सितंबर को टीम इंडिया के बेहतरीन ऑलराउंडर रहे रॉबिन सिंह का जन्मदिन है. रॉबिन ऐसे खिलाड़ी रहे हैं जिनकी जीवन ही किसी फिल्मी कहानी से कम नहीं लगता है. टीम इंडिया में शामिल होने के लिए उन्हें काफी संघर्ष करना पड़ा था. इतना ही नहीं एक बार तो वापसी में उनको सात साल तक लग गए थे. रॉबिन सिहं उन चुनिंदा भारतीय खिलाड़ियों में से एक हैं जिन्हें उनकी फील्डिंग स्किल्स के लिए भी जाना जाता है. 

वर्तमान में आईपीएल में मुंबई इंडियंस टीम के कोच रॉबिन सिंह ने 1981-82 सीजन में तमिलनाडु के लिए घरेलू क्रिकेट खेलना शुरू किया था. टीम इंडिया के लिए उन्होंने 136 वनडे खेले और 2336 रन बनाए और 69 विकेट लिए. फर्स्ट क्लास क्रिकेट में उन्होंने 137 करीब 6997 रन बनाए और 172 विकेट लिए.

 भारत में नहीं वेस्टइंडीज के त्रिनिदाद में पैदा हुए थे रॉबिन सिंह
 रॉबिन सिंह का मूल नाम रवीन्द्र रामनारायण सिंह है. वे 14 सितंबर 1963 को वेस्टइंडीज के त्रिनिदाद में पैदा हुए थे . भारतीय मूल के होते हुए उनके  पुरखे पिछले 150 साल से वेस्ट इंडीज़ में रह रहे थे. क्रिकेट की शुरुआत तो साल की उम्र में उन्होंने त्रिनिदाद में ही की थी. वे वेस्ट इंडीज में स्कूल और क्लब लेवल पर क्रिकेट खेलते थे.

आसान नहीं था वेस्टइंडीज से भारत का सफर
 वेस्ट इंडीज में एक बार इंडिया से हैदराबाद ब्लू नाम की क्रिकेट टीम टूर्नामेंट खेलने आई थी. तब रॉबिन सिंह त्रिनिदाद की ओर से उस मैच में खेले थे. उनके बढ़िया प्रदर्शन को देख कर अकबर इब्राहिम नाम के शख्स ने उन्हें भारत आने का न्यौता दिया था. रॉबिन 19 साल की उम्र में, 1982 वे मद्रास आए थे. उनके लिए भारत के लोग, भाषा, खाना, सभी कुछ बिलकुल नया था.  

भारत की नागरिकता मिलने में लग गया समय
मद्रास में रॉबिन ने  यूनिवर्सिटी ऑफ़ मद्रास में इकोनॉमिक्स की डिग्री ली. यह पढ़ाई करते करते ही उन्होंने क्रिकेट खेलना शुरू कर दिया.इसके बाद वे चेन्नई के होकर ही रह गए. उन्होंने भारत में क्रिकेट खेलना तो शुरू कर दिया लेकिन उन्हें भारत की नागरिकता ही काफी देर से मिली. 1989 में जब उन्हें  भारत की नागिरकता मिली, तभी उनका वेस्ट इंडीज टूर के लिए टीम इंडिया में सिलेक्शन भी हो गया था.

केवल दो मैच खेले और 7 साल तक रहे टीम इंडिया से बाहर
रॉबिन सिंह ने 11 मार्च 1989 को इंडिया के लिए पहला मैच वेस्ट इंडीज के खिलाफ ही खेला था, लेकिन उस सीरीज में उन्हें सिर्फ दो मैचों में ही मौका मिला था. दोनों ही मैचों में वे 7 नंबर पोजीशन पर खेलने आए थे. उन मैचों में वे कोई प्रभावी प्रदर्शन नहीं कर सके थे. इसके बाद तो जैसे उन्हें भुला ही दिया गया था, लेकिन अपने प्रदर्शन से ही रॉबिन सिंह ने सात साल बाद टीम इंडिया वापसी करने में कामयाबी हासिल की. उन्हें 1996 में टाइटन कप में मौका मिला और फिर अगले पांच साल, 2001 तक वे लगातार टीम का हिस्सा रहे.





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CFL 2018: Mohun Bagan wins league after 8 years, club president said, son has been born | मोहन बागान ने 8 साल बाद जीती ट्रॉफी, क्लब के अध्यक्ष ने कहा


कोलकाता: मोहन बागान ने बुधवार को कलकत्ता कस्टम्स को 2-0 से हराकर कलकत्ता फुटबॉल लीग (सीएफएल)  जीत ली. उसने 2010 के बाद पहली बार यह खिताब जीता है. जीत से पहले ही मोहन बागान क्लब के अध्यक्ष ने विवादित बयान भी दे दिया. इससे जीत का जश्न थोड़ा फीका पड़ गया. 

मोहन बागान ने बुधवार को कलकत्ता कस्टम्स के खिलाफ शुरू से ही शानदार प्रदर्शन किया. उसने पहले ही हाफ में दोनों गोल कर अपनी जीत लगभग पक्की कर ली थी. उसकी तरफ से हेनरी किसेका ने चौथे और 45वें मिनट में गोल किए. मोहन बागान ने एक मैच शेष रहते ही खिताब अपने नाम कर लिया है. उसके 26 अंक हैं. बागान ने 30वीं बार यह खिताब जीता है. 

ईस्ट बंगाल का आठ से चला आ रहा वर्चस्व टूटा 
मोहन बागान ने इस जीत से ईस्ट बंगाल का पिछले आठ से चला आ रहा वर्चस्व भी खत्म कर दिया. ईस्ट बंगाल ने 39 बार यह खिताब जीता है, लेकिन लगातार दो हार से उसकी इस बार खिताब का बचाव करने की उम्मीदों पर पानी फिर गया. उसका अभी एक मैच बचा है और उसके 20 अंक हैं. 

10 में से 8 मैच जीतकर चैंपियन बना बागान 
कलकत्ता फुटबॉल लीग के इस सीजन में 12 टीमों ने हिस्सा लिया. इनमें मोहन बागान और ईष्ट बंगाल ने 10-10 मैच खेल लिए हैं. बागान ने 10 मैचों में से 8 जीतकर 26 अंक हासिल कर लिए हैं. ईष्ट बंगाल 6 जीत और 20 अंक के साथ दूसरे नंबर पर है. अब अगर ईष्ट बंगाल अपना आखिरी मैच जीत ले और बागान हार भी जाए, तब भी नतीजे पर कोई फर्क नहीं पड़ेगा. 

जीत पक्की होने पर बोस ने दिया विवादित बयान 
हॉफ टाइम के दौरान मोहन बागान के अध्यक्ष स्वप्न साधन बोस ने विवादित बयान दे दिया. वेबसाइट गोल डॉट कॉम के मुताबिक बोस ने जीत पक्की होने के सवाल पर कहा, ‘पिछले सात साल से बेटियां हो रही थीं, अचानक एक बेटा पैदा हो गया है. यदि आपके साथ ऐसा हो तो कैसा महसूस करेंगे? मैं भी अभी ऐसा ही महसूस कर रहा हूं.

120 साल से खेली जा रही है कलकत्ता फुटबॉल लीग 
कलकत्ता फुटबॉल लीग का यह 120 सीजन है. पहली बार यह टूर्नामेंट 1898 में खेला गया था. ईस्ट बंगाल ने इसे सबसे अधिक 39 बार जीता है. इसके बाद मोहन बागान 30 खिताब के साथ दूसरे नंबर पर है. तीसरे नंबर पर मोहम्मडन स्पोर्टिंग क्लब है. यह लीग में 11 बार चैंपियन बन चुका है. 





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