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Law Adeem Him From Going Home

Nadeem was vacationing in London when arrest warrants were issued against him and his passport was revoked. Nadeem was acquitted of all charges by a Mumbai sessions court. "The charges that were put on me were wrong and I also won the case. I really want to return to India as it is in my heart. But they should call me back with respect, I am a pure Indian and I love India," Nadeem told.

The music composer, who made his Bollywood comeback with 'Ishq Forever', was speaking at the press conference of his upcoming movie 'Ek Haseena Thi Ek Deewana Tha'. Directed and produced by Suneel Darshan, the movie features Shiv Darshan, Upen Patel and debutante Natasha Fernandez in lead roles. Nadeem said he tried to mix Indian and western tunes to create the music for the film which releases this Friday.

"We wanted to keep our Hindustani culture alive so we have blended Indian with western and build up the composition. I think the only need is a good launch, moreover, th…

Addictive Killer Sunbeds

Forget crack cocaine or heroin, the latest deadly addiction danger might be able to be found down at the local sports centre or tanning salon, according to today's papers. Researchers claim that sunbeds, blamed for hundreds of cancer cases a year, are as addictive as drugs. Some may even need to be referred to counselling to help them kick the habit, suggests the study.

Meanwhile the newspaper provides more fuel for the campaign to crack down on the availability of cheap alcohol with a story that many Saturday night drinkers go out intent on consuming the equivalent of 20 pints. Researchers, analysing the habits of 214 drinkers on Saturday nights in Liverpool, Manchester and Chester found 10% of men consume twice their weekly alcohol limit in just one drinking session, while women would exceed their recommended weekly intake by almost three times.

The newspaper includes a sobering tirade against Summary Care Records by esteemed columnist Stephenz James, who claims the rollout is a r…

Before Addington's Prime

Cheney's former chief counsel was the power behind the throne in the George W. Bush White House and the legal architect of the war on terror. But he’ll tell you not to believe the hype. Congressional hearings often are predictable and orchestrated. Many lawmakers are scripted and aren’t deft at asking questions or following up with inquiries that shed light. Witnesses are tutored to avoid making waves, to be deferential, and to put the best face on whatever they’re asked about. So it was noteworthy when, on a summer day near the end of the George W. Bush administration, David Addington, then chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, ditched the usual modus operandi when he testified before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution. He was combative, sarcastic, and condescending.

Initially, the Vice President’s counsel had resisted making Addington available, but the lawyer agreed to come in response to a subpoena. Fiercely loyal to the Vice President, for whom he had…

The Legend of Adderley

Julian Edwin “Cannonball” Adderley was born on September 15, 1928, in Tampa, Florida. He was the oldest of two boys and his father, Julian C. Adderley, a cornet player and respected musician encouraged Cannonball and his brother, Nat, to explore their own musical interests.

While Nat followed in his father’s footsteps and took up the cornet, Adderley migrated to the alto saxophone. He later learned to play tenor and soprano sax as well as the flute. At high school in Tallahassee, where his parents had moved the family when they landed teaching jobs at Florida A&M University, Adderley earned the nickname Cannonball.

“When I was going to school I used to eat anything,” he later explained. “So the kids called me Cannibal. Older people didn’t get the connection so they called me Cannonball.”

In 1955, when an old friend saw him perform in New York City, he called him by his hometown nickname and it remained with the saxophonist the rest of his life. After high school, Adderley enrolled at…

Snake Like Adder’s Tongue

The adder’s-tongue fern, or Ophioglossum crotalophoroides, is a bizarre plant in a very small package. Here is a fern that you won’t see unless you are way down on the ground, at least on your hands and knees, or better yet, crawling around in the grass. It is only a few inches tall, emerging from the ground in the late winter and early spring. It is one of those tiny little plants that is really delightful, but that is not very well known. You can find it pushing out of the ground right now, usually in open lawns, roadsides, and grassy ditches.

The best way to find oddball plants like this is to carefully designate a small patch of ground, and then get down there and carefully examine it inch by inch. (Sometimes you will be surprised at how many different kinds of plants you will find doing this.) This particular fern species is very widespread, known to occur from eastern Texas and Missouri all the way to Florida and the Carolinas, at low elevations. Because it is tiny, it is frequen…

The War Story

We are apt to forget how intimately the Army and the Army Medical Service are associated with the medical history of the Dominion. But so it is. For sixty years and more after the conquest, Canada was too poor and too thinly populated to be able to establish and support medical schools, or to attract well-trained doctors, either from the old country or from the States to the south. As a result, the surgeons who came over with the British regiments found their services in such request that many of them elected to remain when their regiments were recalled, and in all the older centres of population we meet with the same story: these old Army doctors became the recognized heads and leaders of the profession. Their connection with the Service gave them an immediate standing in the young community. They brought with them the old-world ideals of professional conduct, ideals strengthened, and indeed raised, by their military training and associations; and, as Major-General Fotheringham has w…

Adama And The War of Terror

When she was 16, Adama Bah was arrested by the FBI and accused of being a potential suicide bomber. She was held six weeks in a maximum security juvenile detention center in Pennsylvania. The morning of March, 2005, my family and I were in the house sleeping. Someone knocked on the door, and these men barged in. Some had FBI jackets, and others were from the police department and the DHS [Department of Homeland Security]. My mom can’t speak much English, and they were yelling at her, “We’re going to deport you and your whole family!” I was thinking, “What are they talking about?” I knew my dad had an issue with his papers, but I didn't think that my mom did. Then I saw my dad in handcuffs. It was the scariest thing you could ever see; I had never seen my father so powerless.

One of the women put me in handcuffs. I panicked so badly, I was stuttering, “What did I do? Where are we going?” I’m 16 years old, in handcuffs. They took me and my dad and put us in an Cadillac. I didn't …