Mail Express – Art By Depaola http://artbydepaola.com/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 22:11:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://artbydepaola.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-150x150.png Mail Express – Art By Depaola http://artbydepaola.com/ 32 32 No charges for 151 votes in Arizona examined for fraud https://artbydepaola.com/no-charges-for-151-votes-in-arizona-examined-for-fraud/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 21:41:53 +0000 https://artbydepaola.com/no-charges-for-151-votes-in-arizona-examined-for-fraud/ PHOENIX (AP) — A review of potential cases of voter fraud in the 2020 general election in Arizona’s second-largest county ended Friday with an announcement from prosecutors that none of the 151 cases they reviewed didn’t deserve to be charged. The discoveries in Pima County provide another official rebuttal to former President Donald Trump’s claims […]]]>

PHOENIX (AP) — A review of potential cases of voter fraud in the 2020 general election in Arizona’s second-largest county ended Friday with an announcement from prosecutors that none of the 151 cases they reviewed didn’t deserve to be charged.

The discoveries in Pima County provide another official rebuttal to former President Donald Trump’s claims that voter fraud led to his downfall in Arizona and other battleground states.

The Pima County District Attorney’s Office announcement closes the book on more than 2/3 of all potential voter fraud cases that were being reviewed by Arizona election officials and prosecutors.

Pima County District Attorney Laura Conover said while prosecutors have found instances where voters knowingly submitted more than one ballot, “there is little to no evidence they acted knowing that their actions would or could result in multiple votes being counted.

“What our investigation has revealed is the genuine confusion about the electoral process, particularly in relation to absentee and provisional ballots, and the real fear, for various reasons, that their initial vote will not count. “Conover said in a statement.

No voter counted more than one ballot, Conover said.

An Associated Press investigation found that fewer than 200 cases of potential fraud in Arizona had been identified until last week, when election officials in the state’s most populous county, Maricopa, said they uncovered 38 potential cases of voter fraud during a comprehensive review of 2.1 million ballots. . These cases were sent to the state attorney general’s office for review and possible prosecution.

These include five voters identified as having voted in more than one county, and six individuals may have voted twice in Maricopa County. The county report also found 27 instances where ballots were counted that were cast by deceased individuals before being mailed back; these were referred to the state attorney general for further investigation and possible prosecution.

The AP’s review has now found that across Arizona’s 15 counties, the total number of potential voter fraud cases in the 2020 presidential election, including the 151 cases now closed from Pima County, was 230 out of 3.4 million ballots cast statewide. Maricopa County County is reviewing another 100 cases involving people who died near the election but still voted.

Only 10 cases in Arizona have so far led to criminal charges.

An Associated Press review of every potential voter fraud case in the six battleground states contested by Trump found fewer than 475 — a number that would have made no difference in the 2020 presidential election. The review was completed before Maricopa County found its 38 new cases.

Democrat Joe Biden won Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin and their 79 Electoral College votes by a total of 311,257 votes out of 25.5 million ballots for president . The disputed ballots represent just 0.15% of his margin of victory in those states.

The cases couldn’t question the result even if all of the potentially fraudulent votes were for Biden, which they weren’t, and even if those ballots were actually counted, which in most cases they were. were not.

Pima County, home to 1.1 million people and the city of Tucson, has identified by far the most cases of potential voter fraud than any other county in Arizona. That’s because the Pima County Recorder’s Office has a history of referring all cases with even a hint of potential fraud to prosecutors for review, unlike the other 14 county recorders in the state.

Pima County officials referred 151 cases to prosecutors out of just over 520,000 ballots cast for president. They did not refer another 25 voters over the age of 70 because there was a greater chance that those errors – usually attempts to vote twice – were the result of memory lapses or confusion, not intent. criminal, an election official said.

Deputy Secretary Pamela Franklin told the AP in July that the county had seen an unusually high number of people who appeared to have intentionally voted twice, often voting early in person and then voting again by mail. In Arizona, where nearly 80% of voters vote by mail, it’s not uncommon for someone to forget they returned their mail-in ballot and then later request a replacement or try to vote in person, a she declared. But this model was new.

Franklin noted several factors at play, including concerns about U.S. Postal Service delays. Additionally, Trump at one point encouraged voters who voted early by mail to show up at their polling stations on Election Day and vote again if poll workers could not confirm that their ballots had been cast. received.

Friday’s announcement from the county attorney-elect said the cases had been reviewed by his Election Law and Fraud Units. About a third of the 151 cases have been selected for further investigation. They involved 23 Republican voters, 15 Democrats and 13 with no party preference.

Prosecutors were trying to determine whether voters who cast more than one vote did so knowingly and committed a crime. But prosecutors found no instances where voters intended to have both ballots count.

“Thus, without fraudulent intent, there is no substantial likelihood of conviction of any of the voters under investigation in these incidents,” Conover’s statement said.

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arXiv.org: free online repository of 2 million research articles https://artbydepaola.com/arxiv-org-free-online-repository-of-2-million-research-articles/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 01:03:47 +0000 https://artbydepaola.com/arxiv-org-free-online-repository-of-2-million-research-articles/ Over the past two years, lay scholars and other lay people have read references to “bioRxiv” and “medRxiv” in reports on the Covid-19 pandemic, frequently described as “preprint servers.” bioRxiv and medRxiv, which have played an invaluable role in rapidly disseminating the findings of scientific research on the coronavirus to physicians, scientists and health decision-makers […]]]>

Over the past two years, lay scholars and other lay people have read references to “bioRxiv” and “medRxiv” in reports on the Covid-19 pandemic, frequently described as “preprint servers.”

bioRxiv and medRxiv, which have played an invaluable role in rapidly disseminating the findings of scientific research on the coronavirus to physicians, scientists and health decision-makers around the world, were inspired by arXiv.org, the original preprint server that published its two millionth paper – a numerical analysis titled “Refined Iterations and the Wrapping Effect: Various Approaches” – earlier this month.

arXiv – pronounced “archive” because the “X” stands for “chi”, the 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet – is a gigantic online repository of research that physicists, astronomers, computer scientists and mathematicians, among others, find indispensable.

For over 30 years

arXiv “started out in 1989 as a mailing list for a few dozen string theorists,” according to a long profile published Jan. 10 in Scientific American magazine. In 1991, physicist Paul Ginsparg, then a member of the technical staff at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, automated his colleague Joanne Cohn’s email list, turning it into a repository that anyone can access or submit to. , indicates the article.

Thus was born arXiv, to which up to 500,000 articles were submitted in 2008. It took only six years until 2014 for that number to double to one million, and seven more years to double again.

Ginsparg is now at Cornell University, where arXiv is also legally located. Cohn, whose string theory manuscript exchange seeded the idea for arXiv, is at UC Berkeley.

Fast and Free

Although the material published on arXiv is not peer reviewed, it allows the wider community of researchers to circulate their findings quickly and freely while awaiting peer review. Research could appear online within a day of submission, compared to perhaps several months in traditional journals. This is also true for the life science preprint servers bioRxiv and medRxiv – and has made an immense contribution to accelerating biomedical research in the literally life-and-death situation of the pandemic.

Physicist Paul Ginsparg. (Source: Cornell University)

“It’s like the backbone of our field,” said the Scientific American article quoting Alex Kohls, head of CERN’s Scientific Information Service. “It is not only a tool for physicists and computer scientists, it has had an impact on the overall process of scholarly communication. “

Scientific American cited the work of Lanu Kim, who led a study that found that authors of highly cited arXiv articles were increasingly likely not to publish at all in a mainstream journal. Kim’s team, according to the article, found that journals still had a significant impact on citations, but now looked more like curators than major research distributors.

Some concerns

But there are also problems. arXiv acknowledges the support of the New York-based Simons Foundation and a large number of academic and research institutions around the world, but is still under-resourced. A small, paid team helps volunteer moderators manage up to 1,200 submissions each day, according to the Scientific American article. “We are under staff and underfund – and have been for years,” the article quoted Steinn Sigurdsson, scientific director of arXiv.

The article also raised concerns about some of arXiv’s moderation policies, citing, among others, physicist Deepak Vaid of the Karnataka National Institute of Technology, Surathkal: “They are taking steps that appear to go against the grain. of what the role of a preprint server should be. “Dr Vaid, according to the article, pointed to” inconsistent moderation and a lack of transparency. “

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Royal Mail: Brits continued to be disappointed with Royal Mail delays – postcodes affected https://artbydepaola.com/royal-mail-brits-continued-to-be-disappointed-with-royal-mail-delays-postcodes-affected/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://artbydepaola.com/royal-mail-brits-continued-to-be-disappointed-with-royal-mail-delays-postcodes-affected/ Royal Mail is still extremely busy, but has been going through particularly difficult times lately. They announced 74 postal codes which are currently the most affected and experiencing delays. On Monday January 10, Royal Mail announced that its air, rail, road and postal centers were all “running for the weekend”. As for those awaiting letters […]]]>

Royal Mail is still extremely busy, but has been going through particularly difficult times lately. They announced 74 postal codes which are currently the most affected and experiencing delays.

On Monday January 10, Royal Mail announced that its air, rail, road and postal centers were all “running for the weekend”.

As for those awaiting letters and parcels in the next few days, the Royal Mail website explained: “Deliveries are working normally in most countries today. We aim to deliver to all addresses for which we have mail, six days a week.

“In a small number of local offices, this may temporarily not be possible due to local issues such as Covid-related self-isolation, high levels of sickness absence, resources or other local factors. “

To combat this issue, Royal Mail has pledged to ‘rotate deliveries to minimize delays for individual customers’ and to provide’ targeted support to these offices to meet their challenges and restore our service to the high standard that our customers would normally receive ”.

Royal Mail added: ‘We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. We will regularly notify customers of the most affected offices here:

Altens DO (AB10 to AB12 and AB35)

Amesbury (SP3 and SP4)

Banff DO (AB44 and AB45

Barnsley DO (S70, S71, S72 and S75)

AO Bearsden (G61)

Bicester DO (OX25 to OX27)

Bishopbriggs DO (G64)

Bredbury DO (SK6)

Don DO Bridge (AB22 and AB23)

Bredbury DO (SK6)

Buckingham DO (MK18)

Burgess Hill DO (BN6 and RH15)

Caldicot DO (NP26)

Camberwell (SE5)

Cardiff West DO (CF5)

Chelmsford DO (CM1 to CM3)

Cricklewood DO (NW2)

East Dulwich DO (SE22)

Erskine DO (PA7 and PA8)

Finchley Church End DO (N3)

Finsbury Park DO (N4)

Glasgow G32 DO

Glasgow G41, G42 and G45 DO

Glasgow G43 and G46 DO

Golders Green DO

Gosport DO (PO12 and PO13)

Hanwell (W7)

Harlow DO (CM17 to CM20 and CM92)

Harold Hill DO (RM3)

Heaton DO (NE6 and NE7)

Herne Hill DO (SE24)

Holloway DO (N7)

Hornsey DO (N8)

Hove DO (BN3 and BN52)

Invergordon DO (IV17 and IV18)

Islington DO (N1 and N1C)

Keynsham DO (BS31)

Stitch (BN15)

Lark Lane DO (L17)

Maida Hill DO (W9)

DO Manchester South West (M15, M16 and M32)

Mill Hill DO (NW7)

Monmouth DO (NP25)

Motherwell DO (ML1)

AO Muswell Hill (N10)

New DO Ferry (CH32, CH62 and CH63)

Newport East DO (NP18 and NP19)

Newton Mearns DO (G77)

Oxidized OD (RH8)

Perth DO (PH1. PH2 and PH14)

Rayleigh DO (ES6)

Redcar DO (TS10 and TS11)

Rotherhithe DO (SE16)

Rottingdean DO (BN2 and BN51)

Sheffield North East DO (S5)

Shepshed DO (LE12)

Skelmersdale DO (WN8)

South Croydon DO (CR2)

Speke DO (L24)

St. Helens DO (WA9 to WA11)

Swindon West DO (SN5)

Sydenham DO (SE26)

Thame DO (OX9 and OX39)

The Hyde DO (NW9)

Uddingston DO (G71)

Upminster DO (RM14)

Upper Holloway DO (N19)

Upton DO (CH30 and CH39)

Wallasey DO (CH27, CH44 and CH45)

Wantage DO (OX12)

Articles DO (SG9 to SG12)

West Norwood DO (SE27)

Willesden DO (NW10 and NW26)

Wootton Bassett DO (SN4 and SN16)

@ joddzie90 said: “How good are the sorting offices in Scotland as I am still waiting for a parcel which was sent on December 29th from the Glasgow area to Moray? Please don’t use the ‘apologies for the zip code because I’ve heard it too many times !! “

@caseysplaice said: “RETURN ?? they haven’t even arrived !!!! nine packages now I’m waiting for WEEKS. Either you lost them ALL (incompetence) or you’re lying about the seriousness of your zone deliveries ( incompetence). We get a letter every 10 days. There is a shortfall of £ 65 in goods. “

@ SeaGypsy15 said: “Thank you for sending a package that I have addressed to AUSTRIA to AUSTRALIA instead. Your staff should come to Specsavers. Please review my message, redirect my package to the correct country and reply as soon as possible please. “

Others were more forgiving.

@ london_849 said: “Hello. The comments are a bit harsh. There have been a lot of holidays over Christmas and New Years. Guess there is a backlog. I would like my post though.”

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When Deepika Padukone was described as Novak Djokovic’s ‘female companion’, she said she had to ‘work harder’ to be recognized https://artbydepaola.com/when-deepika-padukone-was-described-as-novak-djokovics-female-companion-she-said-she-had-to-work-harder-to-be-recognized/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 03:26:09 +0000 https://artbydepaola.com/when-deepika-padukone-was-described-as-novak-djokovics-female-companion-she-said-she-had-to-work-harder-to-be-recognized/ In 2016, Deepika padukone made headlines after being spotted out for dinner with tennis star Novak Djokovic in Los Angeles. And one of those controversial headlines identified her as Djokovic’s “female companion” and “leggy brunette”. Later that year, Deepika commented on the lightness and said she wasn’t upset by it. “It just means I have […]]]>

In 2016, Deepika padukone made headlines after being spotted out for dinner with tennis star Novak Djokovic in Los Angeles. And one of those controversial headlines identified her as Djokovic’s “female companion” and “leggy brunette”.

Later that year, Deepika commented on the lightness and said she wasn’t upset by it. “It just means I have to work harder,” she told NDTV. Controversy erupted after the Indian press criticized Britain’s Daily Mail for not identifying Deepika, while posting photos of her outing with Djokovic.

Shortly after the blunder was reported, the original report was reissued with a very effusive new introduction for Deepika. She has been described as “one of the biggest Bollywood stars of her generation and reported as” one of the highest paid Indian stars around. “

Later in 2018, Deepika commented on her meeting with Djokovic and told India Today: “I think it’s very exciting to meet people who are champions and who are so talented at what they do. I have learned so much.

The actor is indeed one of the highest paid in the country, with hits like Padmaavat and Bajirao Mastani to his credit. She made a foray into Hollywood with a supporting role in xXx: Return of Xander Cage, starring Vin Diesel. She will co-produce and star in a “cross-cultural” romantic comedy, which marks her second Hollywood release.

Djokovic, meanwhile, is involved in an international incident after being banned from entering Australia without a COVID-19 vaccination. He had earlier stated that he was cleared to compete in the Australian Open without a compulsory vaccine, but was arrested at the airport, after which he was sent to a quarantine center. His lawyers said on Saturday he contracted the virus in December.


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“Piles of packages”: mail from residents of Hornsey delayed https://artbydepaola.com/piles-of-packages-mail-from-residents-of-hornsey-delayed/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 17:44:00 +0000 https://artbydepaola.com/piles-of-packages-mail-from-residents-of-hornsey-delayed/ Posted: 5:44 p.m. January 7, 2022 Update: 5:48 p.m. January 7, 2022 The residents of Hornsey have expressed frustration with the lost or delayed mail, with one being told by a postman of “piles of packages” waiting to be picked up. Royal Mail said there had been delays at Hornsey due to the absence of […]]]>

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The residents of Hornsey have expressed frustration with the lost or delayed mail, with one being told by a postman of “piles of packages” waiting to be picked up.

Royal Mail said there had been delays at Hornsey due to the absence of staff due to Covid.

Becky Ghani, who lives in Middle Lane, said she has had problems receiving mail since early December with five packages currently missing.

She said: “I spoke to one of the postmen and he said there were basically just piles and piles of packages at the Hornsey delivery office. So I asked him if I should report them as lost, and he told me it was likely that they were in those piles of packages.

Fortunately, most of Becky’s articles do not contain anything in particular. One parcel, however, contains a skirt that her husband’s aunt made for her, which she naturally cares that it will not be lost.

“A few Christmas presents didn’t arrive which was annoying,” she said, “but the folks at eBay offered to refund them if they didn’t show up.

“The skirt is the main thing, because it’s a handmade thing from a material that I had kept for years, I wasn’t sure what to do with it, and then I finally decided to ‘do something with it, and now it’s lost. ”

While she doesn’t think it’s malicious, Becky does think the problem could be solved by bringing in temporary staff, adding, “It’s not the end of the world, it’s just boring.”

Becky isn’t the only one struggling with deliveries. She said she saw people in the region raise the issue on Facebook, and others expressed their frustrations in Google’s online reviews for the Hornsey Delivery Office.

Catherine West, MP for Hornsey and Wood Green, raised the issue earlier this week in a letter to the government.

In the letter, she expressed “serious concerns about Royal Mail’s service levels at Hornsey and Wood Green”.

She then told Ham & High: “These problems have been devastating for the residents.

“I have heard from people who missed vital hospital appointments, who suffered for weeks impatiently from cancer test results and from the elderly, isolating residents who spent Christmas feeling completely cut off from their care. family and friends without a single card or gift arriving.

“Frontline postal workers do a very difficult job. This is a failure of the bosses of Royal Mail, who knew how badly our region was affected last year and should have reinvested their record profits in services and staff.

“I think the short-sighted decision to close the Hornsey sorting office has compounded the problems and, in addition to meeting Royal Mail bosses and raising Parliament, I continue to campaign for Royal Mail to bring back a local office. ”

A Royal Mail spokesperson said: ‘The vast majority of mail is delivered safely and on time. We aim to deliver to all addresses for which we have mailed, six days a week.

“At Hornsey, we are experiencing service delays due to high levels of sickness absences and Covid-related self-isolation as well as resource issues.

“We apologize to all customers who may have experienced delays in their mail. We have worked hard to get our service levels back to normal as soon as possible.

“Anyone with concerns about the delivery of their mail should contact the Royal Mail customer service team on 03457 740 740 or through the Royal Mail website. www.royalmail.com. ”


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Novak Djokovic was banned from Australian Open after being banned from entering the country https://artbydepaola.com/novak-djokovic-was-banned-from-australian-open-after-being-banned-from-entering-the-country/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 21:48:53 +0000 https://artbydepaola.com/novak-djokovic-was-banned-from-australian-open-after-being-banned-from-entering-the-country/ Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open hopes appear to be in tatters as he has been sensationally banned from entering the country. Arriving in Melbourne, the champion was told nine times that he could not enter due to issues with his visa and evidence to support his vaccine exemption. A statement from Australian border forces said: “Mr. […]]]>

Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open hopes appear to be in tatters as he has been sensationally banned from entering the country.

Arriving in Melbourne, the champion was told nine times that he could not enter due to issues with his visa and evidence to support his vaccine exemption.

A statement from Australian border forces said: “Mr. Djokovic failed to provide adequate evidence to meet the requirements for entry into Australia, and his visa was subsequently revoked.”

He added that “non-nationals whose visas have been canceled will be detained and deported from Australia.”

Djokovic, who had been held at the city’s airport for more than eight hours while the case was under investigation, quickly challenged the ruling in court.

Novak Djokovic kicked out of Australian Open after country ruled him out

However, that should only be heard when he returns to Europe. He was taken to a hotel in suburban Melbourne in hopes of being put on a return flight on Thursday.

Speaking about the situation, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Djokovic does not have an exemption to visit the country.

At a press conference, Morrison thanked border force officers “for doing their job in implementing government policies” and noted that entry into Australia “requires double vaccination or medical exemption” .

“I am aware that such an exemption was not in place and therefore he is subject to the same rule as anyone else,” Morrison told reporters.

“I also want to stress that at the end of the day it’s the traveller’s responsibility. It is up to the traveler to be able to assert and safeguard their ability to enter the country in accordance with our laws.

“It’s nothing about an individual, it’s just about following the rules, and so these processes will take their course, over the next few hours, and this event will unfold as it should.”

Morrison also tweeted: “Mr. Djokovic’s visa has been canceled. Rules are rules, especially when it comes to our borders. No one is above those rules.

“Our strict border policies have been essential for Australia to have one of the lowest death rates from Covid. We continue to be vigilant.

Djokovic is the defending champion and has won the Melbourne-based tournament nine times

Djokovic is the defending champion and has won the Melbourne-based tournament nine times

With heightened feelings, Djokovic’s father, Srdjan, accused Australian authorities of “holding my son captive” before the decision was finally made. Even Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic got involved, phoning the country’s leading sports star to express his solidarity.

Separated from his support team and coach, former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic, he was barred from passing passport control after arriving via the Middle East.

Assuming the deportation order was upheld, the world No.1 would have spent less than 24 hours in the country, instead of his usual extended stay which so often ended in victory for the title.

Djokovic has since updated his schedule on his official website, removing the Australian Open.

The known vaccine-skeptic Djokovic stirred local opinion Tuesday by finally revealing that he would leave for Australia, after obtaining a controversial medical exemption from being piped against Covid.

Djokovic's father, Srdjan, accused Australian authorities of

Djokovic’s father Srdjan accused Australian authorities of “holding my son captive” before decision was finally made to deny entry of world number 1 into the country

Politicians including Prime Minister Morrison responded with a flurry of briefings and he was detained after discrepancies emerged between his documents and the type of visa he requested.

The 34-year-old Serb, who had headed south in search of a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam title, saw his troubles begin as he was in the air between Dubai and Melbourne.

It appears that a discrepancy was found between the visa he possessed and the documentation that had been provided to substantiate his non-vaccination case. A member of his staff had applied for the wrong permit for someone asking for an exemption.

While there has been a lack of transparency throughout the saga, with medical secrecy cited, what is clear is that Australian politicians woke up on Wednesday to discern the level of public concern over her. situation.

A political flipper ensued between Tennis Australia, the Government of Victoria, the National Government and the Border Force authorities.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison decided to deny Djokovic entry to Australia after several briefings

Prime Minister Scott Morrison decided to deny Djokovic entry to Australia after several briefings

Admittedly, none of them wanted to be associated with a decision to give the player free entry to a country so worn down by Covid’s long-term restrictions.

His flight touched down in Melbourne shortly after 11 p.m. and he was taken to a room on his own. His father, Srdjan, told the conditions in which he was detained on Belgrade TV station B92: “Novak is currently in a room where no one can enter. In front of the room, there are two policemen, ”he said.

The world number 1 is also said to have had his phone confiscated while officials verified the provenance of his proof of exemption in the middle of the night.

The hubbub has gone to the top of the national government, with Prime Minister Morrison saying earlier: “If medical exemptions have been provided by professionals and this has been provided to him as a condition for him to get on that plane, well , that must pile up when he gets to Australia.There should be no special rules for Novak Djokovic.

Acting Victoria State Sports and Tourism Minister Jaala Pulford hinted at the complexity of the issue, posting on social media: “The federal (national) government has asked if we will support the request of Novak Djokovic’s visa to enter Australia. We will not be providing Novak Djokovic with individual assistance with visa applications to participate in the Australian Open 2022. We have always been clear on two points: the approval of visas are the responsibility of the federal (national) government and medical exemptions are the responsibility of physicians.

Another headache for the tournament is how this might affect other lower profile players and support staff who have received similar exemptions. Tennis Australia supremo Craig Tiley said there were 26 nominations, but only a handful had been granted by two independent medical panels, one of them being Djokovic.

Sources close to Tennis Australia said on Wednesday evening that three other players or support staff passed under the same conditions as Djokovic, but were not barred from entering the country.

Disparities emerged between Djokovic's documents and the type of visa he requested

Disparities emerged between Djokovic’s documents and the type of visa he requested


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Express mail passenger demands increase downtime to reduce chain pull incidents at Thane and Kalyan stations https://artbydepaola.com/express-mail-passenger-demands-increase-downtime-to-reduce-chain-pull-incidents-at-thane-and-kalyan-stations/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 01:30:00 +0000 https://artbydepaola.com/express-mail-passenger-demands-increase-downtime-to-reduce-chain-pull-incidents-at-thane-and-kalyan-stations/ Express courier passengers demanded an increase in train stopping time and also insisted on large signage and indicators of adequately sized coaches at stations to limit chain pulling incidents at Kalyan stations and Thane. Both stations have witnessed a significant number of cases of pulling chains in long-distance trains, which has a direct impact on […]]]>

Express courier passengers demanded an increase in train stopping time and also insisted on large signage and indicators of adequately sized coaches at stations to limit chain pulling incidents at Kalyan stations and Thane. Both stations have witnessed a significant number of cases of pulling chains in long-distance trains, which has a direct impact on the punctuality of local trains.

In 2021, a total of 1,361 chain pulling cases were recorded across the Central Railway Division out of those 437 cases recorded in Kalyan and 181 in Thane.

In 2020, out of a total of 628 cases of chain pulling recorded in the CR division of Mumbai, 313 cases recorded in Thane and Kalyan -108 in Thane and 205 in Kalyan.

Likewise, in 2019, out of a total of 1,022 chain pulling cases registered in Mumbai CR division, 555 cases were registered, 180 in Thane and 375 in Kalyan respectively.

Almost all express and super-fast trains only stop at Kalyan and Thane for three minutes, and passengers have to rush onto the trains which mostly have 24 cars to locate reserved cars.

This is why especially elderly people and those with children are suffering a lot nowadays.

According to the passengers, they do not want to pull the chain, but are obliged to do so. “My luggage was left behind because of the crowds, so I had to pull the chain,” said a 45-year-old passenger who was sued by the railways for pulling the chain.

Likewise, another passenger said: “Due to the number of stalls and the rush of local commuters (local trains are also run from the same platform in Kalyan), boarding long distance trains in three minutes is not an easy task, ”said another passenger who boarded in Pune. -Santragachi Express Monday from Kalyan platform number five.

“What passengers need at stations are real-time information, directions to emergency points, notice boards for transport services, maps showing local public transport, as well as ‘other useful information,’ said US Shukla, who boarded the LTT – Ayodhya Superfast Express from Kalyan. Monday.

“Coach indicators and Singages for postal express train passengers should be improved in Kalyan,” said Shukla, adding that the layout of the sinagaes is not adequate and the font size of the coach indicators is. too short.

“Signage at stations helps passengers spend their time more efficiently and encourages the growth of mobility. The different types of information displayed inside stations help passengers quickly access information points, platforms and trains to reach their destinations, as well as directions to connect with other means of transport. “said Mahesh Jha (45) who boarded the Pawan Express from Kalyan on Monday.

He added that most of the passengers book their tickets with CSMT and LTT but board from Kalyan, therefore, judging the number of long-distance passengers based on the tickets does not indicate the exact number of passengers. The railway is expected to increase train downtime in Kalyan.

“Since most passengers check the indicators from the gangways before heading to the platform, the railway must therefore install visible indicators with adequate font size and signage at the foot of the bridges to”, said Subhash Gupta, Chairman of Rail Yatri. Parishad, adding that Kalyan’s coach’s current indicators are too small and difficult to read from a distance.

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Your prospective horoscope: January 2 https://artbydepaola.com/your-prospective-horoscope-january-2/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://artbydepaola.com/your-prospective-horoscope-january-2/ IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY What are you really passionate about? What activity do you never tire of doing? Focus on that one thing to the exclusion of everything else over the coming year. It doesn’t matter what other people think about it – it’s your destiny to make it work. ARIES (March 21 – […]]]>

IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY

What are you really passionate about? What activity do you never tire of doing? Focus on that one thing to the exclusion of everything else over the coming year. It doesn’t matter what other people think about it – it’s your destiny to make it work.

ARIES (March 21 – April 20):

Don’t put all of your effort into work and career this week, focus on family and friendships as well. You might be busy and under pressure, but you’ll make better decisions, personally and professionally, if you allow yourself a little fun.

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21):

Your feelings will be close to the surface over the next few days and there will be times when you could easily scream at the world… but don’t. Others expect you to stay calm no matter how difficult things get. Don’t disappoint them.

GEMINI (May 22 – June 21):

There will be no shortage of requests for help this week, and you won’t hesitate to go out of your way to help your friends and coworkers. If you want time for yourself, you may have to be tough and refuse some people.

CANCER (June 22 – July 23):

The old year is over and dusted off and now you must look to the future with a positive attitude and the belief that you can and will make your dreams come true. There will be good news of one kind or another over the next few days – so smile!

LEO (July 24 – August 23):

The message from the stars at the start of the New Year is that you can’t do everything for everyone. Let those around you know from the start that your needs will always come first – only then will you help them if you can.

VIRGIN (August 24 – September 23):

Mercury, your ruler, will sharpen your mind and make it easier for you to focus on what really matters. Especially at work, you need to distinguish between what is good for you and what others think is good for them.

BALANCE (Sept. 24 – Oct. 23):

As Mercury moves through the most dynamic area of ​​your chart, it will be easy for you to express yourself both verbally and creatively. Don’t let anyone tell you that some goals can’t be achieved – with your confidence level, anything is possible.

SCORPIO (Oct 24 – Nov 22):

Don’t waste your time with people who are just gossiping and telling silly stories. There are two kinds of people in the world: those who talk about a good fight and those who know how to get dirty and get things done. Which one are you?

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21):

You might be tempted to start the New Year with a spending spree, but that would be foolish. Buying more luxury items is just a travel activity to keep you from reaching your long term goals. It is really time to get down to business.

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20):

Do whatever it takes to avoid getting caught up in the quarrels and quarrels of others. You have important things to do at the start of the New Year, and you can’t afford to waste time on things that don’t get you closer to your ultimate goal.

AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19):

The influence of Mercury in your sign over the next few days will inspire you not only to name your dream, but to pursue it with whatever you have. It’s time to put the little things behind you once and for all – and the little people too.

PISCES (February 20 – March 20):

You don’t have to work your fingers to the bone, especially not for the benefit of others. You have been on the move 24 hours a day lately and you desperately need to relax and unwind. Take a break – you deserve it and you deserve it.

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Illinois Congressman Urges Postal Services To Stop Illegal Shipments Of Animals | Nation https://artbydepaola.com/illinois-congressman-urges-postal-services-to-stop-illegal-shipments-of-animals-nation/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 13:11:00 +0000 https://artbydepaola.com/illinois-congressman-urges-postal-services-to-stop-illegal-shipments-of-animals-nation/ (The central square) – Illinois Congressman calls on the U.S. Postal Service to crack down on illegal animal fighting shipments. U.S. Representative Mike Quigley, chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, was joined by three dozen other members of Congress in a bid to break cockfighting circles. Animal Wellness Action […]]]>

(The central square) – Illinois Congressman calls on the U.S. Postal Service to crack down on illegal animal fighting shipments.

U.S. Representative Mike Quigley, chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, was joined by three dozen other members of Congress in a bid to break cockfighting circles.

Animal Wellness Action has conducted a series of investigations and documented thousands of fighting cocks that are shipped in boxes by the United States Post for fighting purposes each year.

They spoke very clearly and openly about cockfighting, ”said executive director Marty Irby. “Very proud of their fighting chickens, who talk about their lineage, their value and why they were selling these birds.”

The organization’s latest investigation took them to Guam, but cockfighting on American soil also continues.

Two men from Belvidere, Ill. Were arrested last summer following a two-week cockfight investigation. Police said they seized more than 100 chickens, training parts, logbooks and medicine.

Nearly 2,000 people, some carrying birds, marched to the Capitol in San Juan, Puerto Rico, after President Donald Trump signed a bill banning cockfighting in U.S. territories.

Campaigners also note that cockfighting poses a threat to human health and safety, given the role of the blood sport in the spread of Newcastle disease and bird flu.

The United States has banned all interstate and foreign transport of animals for combat purposes for almost 20 years, but the problem persists, ”Quigley said. “It’s time for the USPS to treat the illegal shipment of combat animals as a high priority and work to end it once and for all.”


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More capacity, more amenities: new Ayodhya station to be ready in March https://artbydepaola.com/more-capacity-more-amenities-new-ayodhya-station-to-be-ready-in-march/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 21:14:40 +0000 https://artbydepaola.com/more-capacity-more-amenities-new-ayodhya-station-to-be-ready-in-march/ A 126 crore rupee project to redevelop and model the Ayodhya Station building along the lines of the Ram Mandir under construction – down to the stone used for construction – is expected to be completed in March. Two years ago, the facade of the small train station (it has a capacity of 4,000 people […]]]>

A 126 crore rupee project to redevelop and model the Ayodhya Station building along the lines of the Ram Mandir under construction – down to the stone used for construction – is expected to be completed in March.

Two years ago, the facade of the small train station (it has a capacity of 4,000 people per day) in the town of Ayodhya was designed to resemble a temple, with a painting of Lord Ram on his throne with Sita , Lakshman and Hanuman at the entrance.

This structure is now eclipsed by a massive 10,000 square meter, two-story station building nearing completion next to it. Construction began in November 2018 and the first phase is expected to be completed almost at the same time as the state assembly elections.

Two shikhars (bell towers) and four pyramid structures will be added to it to make it look like the Ram Mandir. The center of the building will have a crown and a bow and arrows at the top.

According to the Deputy Managing Director of RITES Ltd, AK Johri, the structure is built with pink Bansi Paharpur stone from Rajasthan. This is the same material that is used for the Ram Mandir.

According to railway officials, the redeveloped station will have a capacity of 15,000 passengers per day.

Plans for the redeveloped station include a 1,400 square meter waiting area, 14 retreat rooms, separate dormitories for women and men, two food courts and seven stores. The number of platforms, however, will be the same as before – three.

“There are 22 express trains and 6 passenger trains currently scheduled here. Once the station has been set up, we will see the demand and increase the trains accordingly if necessary; we will make a decision on this, ”said Prateek Srivastav, commercial director of the Lucknow division.


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