Indian election produces shock results

first_imgAfter a month of polling, voting has finally closed in India’s general election. It was predicted that the Prime Minister’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had failed to secure an overall majority. In the world’s largest democracy, over 600 million adults had the right to vote in the election, in which over forty parties were represented. The BJP had been widely expected to win the election relatively easily. Their main threat was the Congress Alliance, which governed India for its first 50 years of independence, led by Sonia Gandhi. Two Communist parties have also polled well. The main issue in the election has been the economy. The BJP had to abandon their ‘India Shining’ slogan in the campaign following harsh criticism. The party needs to gain 272 seats for an overall majority in Parliament. Current polls indicate that it has won between 240 and 280 seats. Turnout was less than 60%.ARCHIVE: 2nd week TT 2004last_img read more

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Leadership the FBI way’

first_imgWith a resumé boasting high-profile casework at the FBI, service at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and risk assessment at Disney, Dr. Kathleen McChesney’s career has been anything but boring. McChesney, the third woman recruited into the FBI and former third-ranking executive, offered experiential advice on leadership in the second lecture of the Provost’s Distinguished Women’s Lecture series entitled “The Privilege to Serve: Leadership the FBI Way” on Tuesday. McChesney said it takes a certain type of person to develop into an exceptional leader. “Two of the most important qualities of leadership deal with people and challenges,” McChesney said. “A leader has to like people, I mean really like people, to work with them, serve them, do things for them and genuinely enjoy their company.” However, McChesney said leaders cannot always expect the respect and friendliness to be returned. “As a leader you’re going to make decisions that people don’t like,” McChesney said. “You want people to respect you, and if they like you that’s a bonus.” Despite the hierarchical nature of the FBI, every member is required to be both a leader and a team player, she said. “Everyone in the FBI is expected to be a leader at one time or another, even if you don’t have the formal title,” McChesney said. “The people we hire are mission-oriented, so it is very easy to get them to step up and volunteer for cases that might not be all that attractive.” McChesney used two very well-known cases to highlight examples of exceptional leaders. McChesney first referenced Special Investigator Bob Walsh’s handling of the infamous Unabomber case, when Harvard graduate Ted Kaczynski mailed bombs across the country in an increasingly sophisticated plot. “[Walsh] was a very innovative leader. He always believed the case was going to be solved even when others didn’t,” she said. “He continued to search outside the box and look for new resources and additional sources.” McChesney recalls being contacted by Walsh while living in Los Angeles, when he requested her assistance on the case. While she was too busy with her own cases to dedicate resources away, what Walsh did next solidified his superior sense of initiative and captured McChesney’s attention. “Bob brought everyone to San Francisco and had a specialist come to brief us on the latest news from the case,” McChesney said. “Because he took the time to inform us and get us involved, the next time he called me for resources he got them right away.” “In 1995, [Kaczynski] wrote a 35,000-word manifesto and sent it to the New York Times, threatening to continue mailing bombs if they failed to publish it,” McChesney said. “It was the FBI’s decision to ask the New York Times to publish it because we felt that, from a law enforcement standpoint, it was the best and smartest thing to do. It was a big risk for the Times but eventually ended the case. It was a long-term case so it was hard to maintain focus, but that’s the job of leader and that’s exactly what Bob did.” While Walsh displayed leadership over a long period of time with his Unabomber case, the next case’s leader, Special Agent Sheila Horan, exhibited composure under pressure following the bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Kenya and Tanzania. Horan immediately deployed over 900 agents to Africa, the largest deployment of agency personnel up to that point. McChesney said Horan’s team was quickly able to identify the bomb conspirators as four Al Qaida members. She attributed Horan’s success to her preparedness and established relationship network. “It is very important to establish your liaison with people you think you’ll have to work with in crisis situations early on so you’ll know each other and trust each other,” McChesney said. “Sheila immediately began those relationships and was very respectful to people like the ambassador and president of Kenya.” McChesney said Horan faced substantial challenges as not only an American, but a woman, operating on mission in the African nation. “Sheila had to designate jobs having to do with health and safety, welfare, culture,” McChesney said. “She had to learn what things you could and could not do as a woman or foreigner in Africa, make sure everyone knew certain hand signals that would be insulting – there was a lot of training on the fly.” Despite the stress and challenges of leadership, McChesney told the audience it was a gift she hoped many of its members would experience. “When you find things you’re passionate about and somebody pays you to do that, that’s a great privilege, and I wish that for all of you,” she said.last_img read more

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WWE SmackDown: Braun Strowman vs Tyson Fury, will it happen?

first_img LIVE TV Braun Strowman, The Miz and Heavy Machinery were having a match against AJ Styles, Robert Roode, Dolph Ziggler and Randy Orton. The match ended on a different note with former heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury a.k.a The Gypsy King getting involved in a brawl with Braun Strowman. Strowman spotted Tyson Fury in the front row and pretended to square up against the boxing superstar. Initially, it seemed light-hearted and Tyson Fury decided to play along by standing up and putting up his fists against Strowman but things turned differently after Dolph Ziggler took advantage of the moment and attacked Strowman from behind. Tyson Fury enjoyed the moment but Strowman did not like it certainly WWE SmackDown made its debut on Fox with some of the best moments of WWE till date. The Rock made his comeback in the episode alongside the current WWE RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch and assaulted Baron Corbin inside the ring. While Cain Velasquez made his WWE debut after Brock Lesnar’s victory against Kofi Kingston and made the beast exit the arena out of fear. However, the feud between Braun Strowman and former WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury caught everyone’s attention. Tyson Fury was a guest on the Fox debut but things went differently when he was forced to get out of the barricade for a brawl with The Monster Among Men. WWE may plan to fix-up a match between Tyson and Braun Strowman in future but nothing has been declared officially yet. Also Read- WWE SmackDown: Cain Velasquez enters the ring to destroy Brock LesnarWWE SmackDown: What went down Also Read- WWE Hell In A Cell:Here are the top moments from the demonic structureBraun Strowman threw his opponent Dolph Ziggler into the ring post and attacked Tyson Fury. This made Tyson Fury furious as he jumped the barricade with the intention of attacking Braun Strowman. However, security interfered and stopped The Gypsy King in getting into a brawl with Braun Strowman. Tyson Fury kept verbally challenging Braun Strowman while the commentators said: “This is not Tyson Fury’s World”.WWE SmackDown: Tyson Fury vs Braun Strowman?WWE has not yet finalised anything regarding the match between Tyson Fury and Braun Strowman. However, the fans were extremely thrilled to see both the men go against each other in SmackDown’s Fox debut. WWE has often booked matches between wrestlers and boxers, Mike Tyson fought with Stone Cold in the 90s and undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather fought The Big Show at WrestleMania 24. If the fans desperately want it and both men are interested, Tyson Fury vs Braun Strowman can be a big match in WWE.Also Read- WWE SmackDown: Here’s how The Rock influenced the word ‘Smackdown’ Last Updated: 5th October, 2019 14:51 IST WWE SmackDown: Braun Strowman Vs Tyson Fury, Will It Happen? Tyson Fury attended the SmackDown debut on FOX as a guest. However, he got involved in a brawl with Braun Strowman. Know more about the chances of their match. WATCH US LIVE COMMENTcenter_img First Published: 5th October, 2019 14:51 IST Written By Raj Sarkar BREAKING: After he jumped the guardrail on Friday Night #SmackDown, WWE will offer @Tyson_Fury an open mic THIS MONDAY on #Raw. https://t.co/uQNRqtQj8i— WWE (@WWE) October 5, 2019 FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more

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