Two days after being kidnapped girl returns home

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first_imgNEW Delhi : A four-year-old girl who was kidnapped from Hari Nagar on Friday returned home on her own after two days, police said on Monday.Cops have lodged a case of kidnapping and are looking for the accused. According to police, the medical examination of the girl has ruled out sexual assault. Cops said the girl was abducted by a man on Friday, when she had gone to take prasad at a religious gathering on the occasion of Guru Purab. A tall man was captured in the CCTV camera, carrying a helmet on his shoulder and following the girl. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeLater, the girl disappeared and the parents lodged a complaint at Hari Nagar Police station. “The problem in the investigation is the child is too small to narrate the kidnapping story or tell the police who took her along with him. “That is the reason police is relying on human as well as technical assistance to solve the case,” said Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Sameer Sharma. Copss are still puzzled about the motive of kidnapping and said that once they succeed in arresting the accused, the motive would be clear and sections would be modified in the FIR accordingly.last_img

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An explosion of creativity

first_imgDiane Paulus sat perched on the back of a chair in a basement rehearsal space in Harvard Square on a recent afternoon, watching the scene play out before her like an entranced cat observing a mouse.Suddenly, she pounced.Springing from her seat, the diminutive director stopped the action to emphasize a line, solicit feedback from her actors, tweak an entrance, and perfect the use of a small prop.Paulus was carefully preparing the ensemble for the American Repertory Theater’s (A.R.T.) final production of the year, “Johnny Baseball.”The new musical, making its world premiere at the A.R.T., fuses fact and fiction with the infamous “curse” that surrounded the Boston Red Sox. The plot follows the intersecting lives of three main characters over a series of decades, addressing the realities of racism, and in particular the ball club’s troubling record on integration. The Red Sox were the last team in major league baseball to hire African-American players, only after having passed on greats like Jackie Robinson and Willie Mays.Paulus calls the show a “deeply moving and intellectually stimulating work,” one she hopes will educate audiences about the team’s past while also showcasing a story of love, heartbreak, and redemption.“It’s important for people to know the history of this town 50 years ago, and to be able to understand how we are moving forward from that. This show is not so much about looking backward as truly looking forward.”Looking ahead, often in untraditional ways, while always keeping a keen eye on what has gone before, is what Paulus is all about. It’s at the heart of her mission to “expand the boundaries of theater” as the new artistic director of the A.R.T.After a successful first season, the verdict appears to be a decided mission accomplished, and then some.Fresh from a successful revival of the musical “Hair” on Broadway, the New York native took the helm of the A.R.T. and brought her characteristic kinetic drive to the post, developing a number of bold productions around the themes of Shakespeare and the past American century. The works, many of them highly stylized and unconventional, drew new and old audiences to the stage, and sometimes literally onto it.As part of the “Shakespeare Exploded” festival, Paulus, in collaboration with the British theater troupe Punchdrunk, converted a nearby vacant school into a haunted theater space for “Sleep No More,” a reimagining of the Bard’s tragedy “Macbeth.” Theatergoers donned white masks as they wandered through a maze of transformed corridors and classrooms to follow the chilling action, largely absent of dialogue.Paulus set “The Donkey Show,” based on Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” in the opulent and over-the-top disco era of the 1970s. Glitter, glamour, and a pulsating soundtrack provide the backdrop at club OBERON, the A.R.T.’s theater space on Arrow Street, where the audience doubles as disco dancers on the club’s floor, amid the actors and the action.Included in her inaugural season were Clifford Odets’ play “Paradise Lost,” about a family struggling during the Great Depression, and “Gatz,” a seven-hour theatrical reading of the entire text of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby.”“I wanted to make as bold a start to my time here as I could,” said Paulus. “We took our mission to the mat, which is to expand the boundaries of theater. 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first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Stock Photo: PixabayALBANY (AP) — New York has banned the disposal of toxic firefighting foam by incineration in certain cities after environmental groups raised concerns about an Albany-area firm that had incinerated foam for two years under a Department of Defense contract.The law signed Monday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, was designed to prevent the Norlite hazardous waste incinerator in Cohoes from resuming the burning of foam containing perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, chemicals known collectively as PFAS.The Department of Environmental Conservation ordered Norlite to cease disposal of the material in 2019, and the city of Cohoes enacted a one-year moratorium on PFAS incineration last April. The company said it hasn’t processed the material since December 2019 and would not do so unless testing supported by the state and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency showed thermal destruction was the safest and most effective means of disposal.But local residents, elected officials and environmental groups sought a permanent ban after learning the facility has incinerated more than 2 million pounds of foam through contracts with the Pentagon that have since been canceled. The company had also incinerated foam shipped from firehouses across the East Coast as the material is being phased out due to concerns over possible toxicity. “This establishes a national precedent that other states should follow,” Judith Enck, former Region 2 administrator for the EPA, said in a statement.PFAS are human-made chemicals that research suggests can cause health problems in humans. The chemicals have been used for decades in a range of products, including firefighting foam and stain-resistant sprays. They are known as “forever chemicals” because of their longevity in the environment and resistance to destruction.The new state law says it applies to cities designated as environmental justice areas and with 16,000 to 17,000 residents. But it was aimed at Cohoes because Norlite is the only facility in New York, and one of a handful nationwide, known to have processed PFAS foam.“We’re looking forward to building on this success and broadening it to a statewide ban,” said Rob Hayes, clean water associate for Environmental Advocates New York. He said PFAS foam could be incinerated at several other facilities around the state.“Because PFAS foam is not regulated as a hazardous waste and has few disposal requirements, it could theoretically also be incinerated at a municipal waste combustion facility, of which there are 10 spread across the state, Hayes said. ”We have not heard of any PFAS foam waste being sent to the listed hazardous waste incinerators or a municipal waste incinerator.”last_img

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