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Hints of Skull Cult Found at World's Oldest Temple

Hints of Skull Cult Found at World’s Oldest Temple

Hints of Skull Cult Found at World’s Oldest Temple

There are about 10 000 years, the already marked presence of Gobekli Tepe in southeastern Turkey could have been even more impressive, since human skulls could have hung on what is considered the oldest temple in the world.

According to new research published in Science Advance, three fragments of Neolithic skulls discovered by archaeologists in Gobekli Tepe show a unique post-mortem type change in the skull at the site.

The deep and proposed linear grooves uniquely altered cranium ever seen in the world in any context, says Julia Gresky, lead author of the study and anthropologist at the German Archaeological Institute in Berlin.

A detailed analysis with a special microscope showed that the grooves were made deliberately with a flint tool.

One of the fragments even a drilled hole, resembles skull changes made by the naga people of India who uses the hole to hang the skull in a chain.

The marks may appear only on some bone fragments that are between 10 000 and 7000 years old, but archaeologists believe that this discovery is very important and means that the company, like many others in this part of the world time Was a “cult skull” who revered the human skull after death.

Skull and bones
“Treatments of the skull are not rare in Anatolia,” said Gresky.

She explained that the archaeological remains of other sites in the region indicate that people generally buried their dead, then exhumed, remove skulls and show them creatively.

Other archaeologists have even found that the Neolithic peoples form new faces of the dead with plaster.

(Look at the face behind the skull of Jericho at 9500 years old).

Gobekli Tepe was of particular importance to people living near the Neolithic. “It was not a settlement area, but especially the monumental structures,” says the anthropologist.

The huge stone columns of the place and the position of choice on a hill with panoramic T-shaped views suggest that the hunters who lived here also had a somewhat complex culture and rituals were practiced.

Friends or enemies?
“This is an interesting skull modification that has not been documented in this part of the world or this period,” says Matthew Biologisteologue Velasco at Cornell University, who did not participate in the study.

But this discovery raises additional questions about the person to which the skulls belong and why they were treated in this way.

“There is a series of skull-changing behavior [from] the ancestors’ veneration to the rape of the enemy,” said Velasco, and this distinction can not be studied in Gobekli Tepe if additional discoveries are made.

In addition to the court and pit test, Gresky said other clues in the site show that this culture has a special meaning in skulls.

“We find representations as a person without a head on a pillar, or human stone heads. The iconography of the site particularly inside the skull.”

In Gobekli Tepe, there are no burial sites, but instead of bone human wells that are mixed with bones and flint tools, which means that additional context is needed to better understand the site.

“We are still at the beginning of the work of understanding the anthropology of the site,” Gresky said. “[H], we will find other fragments of bones and skull. Then we can have a clearer idea of ​​how these people lived.”

Apple's iPhone turns 10, bumpy start forgotten

Apple’s iPhone turns 10, bumpy start forgotten

Apple’s iPhone turns 10, bumpy start forgotten

The Apple iPhone Inc (AAPL.O) runs 10 times this week, evoking memories of a difficult start for the device that will ultimately do more to start the smartphone revolution and generate interest in the place where from here.

Apple sold more than 1 billion iPhones since June 29, 2007, but the first iPhone released without App Store and limited to AT & T Inc. network (T.N), was limited compared to the current version.

After the initial low sales, Apple lowered the price to increase party sales this year.

“The iPhone’s first-year business model has been a disaster,” Tony Fadell, an Apple developer of the unit, told Reuters in an interview Wednesday. “We were rotated and included in the second year.”

The iPhone concept was a surprise to some Apple vendors there ten years ago, although Apple, led by Steve Jobs, had already outgrown computers with the iPod.

“We still have the voicemail from Steve Jobs when he called the CEO and founder here,” said David Bairstow at Skyhook, the company that provided the first iPhones Localization Technologies.

“He thought he had been ripped off by someone in the office and it took him two days to remember Steve Jobs.”

The iPhone has reached its trend in 2008 when Apple introduced the App Store, which allowed developers to make and distribute their mobile applications with Apple revenue reduction.

Ten years later, the service turnover is a key area of ​​growth for Apple, which generated a turnover of 24.3 trillion last year.

NEW MODEL

Fans and investors are eagerly waiting for the iPhone 8 10 Anniversary, which is expected this fall, asking if it will provide enough new features to trigger a new generation of converting to Apple.

This new phone may have 3D mapping sensors, support for “augmented reality” applications that merge virtual and real worlds, and a new, lightweight and flexible organic LED display, according to Bernstein Research analysts.

A decade after its launch in a market largely occupied by Microsoft and BlackBerry devices, the iPhone competes primarily with phones using Google’s Android software, which is distributed to Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) and other manufacturers in all the world.

Although most smartphones in the world now run on Android, Apple still enjoys most of the benefits of the industry with its generally more expensive devices.

More than 2 billion people own smartphones, according to eMarketer data, and Fadell, who worked for Apple and the alphabet considered it to be the brand of success.

“Being able to democratize computing and communication around the world is absolutely incredible to me,” Fadell said.

“It warms me up because Steve has tried to do with the Apple II and Mac, which was the computer for the rest of us. It’s already here, 30 years later.”

Japanese airline forces disabled man to crawl aboard

Japanese airline forces disabled man to crawl aboard

Japanese airline forces disabled man to crawl aboard

Hideto Kijima has been embedded with the help of friends in his flight abroad.

But in the return leg of Amami Island, airline employees told him that for security reasons, he would not be allowed to register if he could not climb stairs without assistance.

In response, M. Kijima left his wheelchair and handed him the stairs with his arms.

M. Kijima is an experienced traveler and head of Japan’s accessible Tourism Center, a non-profit organization that lists accessibility issues to tourists in Japan.

He says he has visited more than 200 airports in 158 countries since he was paralyzed at the waist in a school rugby accident in 1990.

In a blog post, he said that where facilities were not available to passengers with reduced mobility, he relied on the help of friends or staff members as possible.

He said that although travel has sometimes been difficult, he was never informed that he could not board a plane.

He told Japanese television Nippon to be “surprised” by the strict rule. “I wondered if the airport staff did not think it was wrong,” he said.

Vanilla Air, a subsidiary of All Nippon Airways budget line, apologized for the incident and announced new measures to help wheelchair users at the airport.

The company’s website now says that although it could not provide a boarding gate at Amami airport, it will provide a special chair for this purpose.

“We regret that he caused this test,” a company spokesman told AFP news agency.

There have been several other incidents this year that involve passenger processing by airlines.

In April, a US physician of Vietnamese origin was dragged from a United Airlines flight to Chicago by police officials after he refused to relinquish his seat voluntarily.

A video of the incident posted online has caused a massive game against the airline, forcing it to change its policy and to pay an agreement with the injured doctor.

Mom Speaks Out Against United After Baby Overheats On Delayed Flight

Mom Speaks Out Against United After Baby Overheats On Delayed Flight

Mom Speaks Out Against United After Baby Overheats On Delayed Flight

A Colorado mother was left in a state of panic after her baby overheated on a United Airlines flight and had to evacuate in an ambulance.

Emily France and son of 4 months Owen, were passengers of United Airlines Flight 4644 from Denver to El Paso, Texas, starting at 1:50 pm. June 22,

After boarding the flight, passengers waited for the runway at Denver International Airport for nearly two hours, according to a press release issued to HuffPost on behalf of France and her family.

Colorado has experienced a heat wave last week with temperatures reaching three-digit figures in some places.

France, which was sitting near the back of the plane, said it was very hot when it was shipped and only got worse in the meantime.

“It was not just the hot air from ventilation vents,” he told The Denver Post, adding that his son began to overheat.

France has tried to cool her baby by putting wet wipes on her neck and down her shirt, and the flight attendants brought ice bags to put on her body.

The mother also cared about her son to stay hydrated.

Finally, the crew let the passengers through, but they had to return after 20 minutes of taking off. However, the flight was delayed once he returned to his seat.

A baby overheats after sitting on a United Airlines flight that was delayed at Denver International Airport. & Nbsp;

Owen continued the warm up, the crew left France to keep him through the open door of the plane and gave him more ice packs.

Another mother and baby also move forward in the cooler part of the plane. Other passengers complained about the heat.

“As temperatures continue to rise, a pilot entered the cabin.” Someone heard “it’s hot in the cabin too,” said the family’s press release.The Owen baby condition worsened.

“His whole body was shining and his eyes fell on his head and he screamed,” said the Denver Post The Denver. “And then he died in my arms. It was the worst moment of my life.”

After the mother had requested an ambulance, the team filing the application. It is considered to have lasted 30 minutes before its download to 19:45, but United Airlines told ABC News that it was 16 minutes.

Owen was treated at the emergency department of Children’s Hospital. “The baby is recovering at home with his mother and father, who are grateful to him, he is alive and hope for the best,” said the press release said the family.

France is still recovering from the terrifying experience. “It’s hard for me to talk. I stayed at the door of the plane that my son carried out as soft-land staff told us they could not leave the flight,” he said. “The evacuation was chaotic. I thought my son was dying in my arms.”

Following the incident, a representative of the States to The Denver Post that the airline is in contact with the family. United also issued a statement to NBC News:

“This should never have happened.We deeply regret our client and his son for the experience they have experienced.We are actively looking for what happened to prevent it from happening again.”

This incident is the latest in a series of state public relations nightmares. In April, a video of a doctor who was raped by an overload flight triggered a national protest.

The same month, a passenger was bitten by a scorpion, a giant rabbit died after traveling in the cargo part, and a woman was forced to urinate in a cup on state flights.

In May, an air flight attendant accused a gay passenger modeling his son, and the US Federal Aviation Administration has proposed to fund $ 435,000 for 23 flights operated in 2014 with an airplane that was not ” flight”.

In June, a woman wearing a wheelchair has filed a lawsuit against the airline after suffering “serious and permanent injuries” by a united working class, passengers have seen the overflow of fuel from an airplane wing and a Video became public that seems to show a united worker pushing a passenger under the ground.

In the end, France has decided to talk about what happened to her baby to prevent such terrible incidents from happening in the future.

Associates with Rapoport Law Offices, P.C in Chicago to solve problems associated with handling the situation by United.

The company asked the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Securitization Commission

LIC’s market share drops in 2014-15

 

S.K. Roy, chariman, LIC, explained at CII summit where the report was released: “In 2002, the number of individual agents associated with life insurance was 8.26 lakh which reached a peak of 2.9 million in 2010 and is now 2.19 million. This is not the cause, but effect of low growth.” He added that one has to plan for growth and value creation together at the same time.” Maybe in the past we did not see both together. We grew but maybe some stake holders felt that they did not experience value proposition that they were looking forward to. Perhaps this is one of the reasons that we experienced a slump,” he added.
Global insurers target EMs

Despite With the focus returning to growth and combating low interest rates in matured economies, insurers are seeking to expand their presence in emerging markets, in order to capitalize on better growth dynamics. Many global insurers are targeting acquisition opportunities in the emerging markets (EMs) of Asia, Latin America, and Central and Eastern European region.Despite the modest growth in bond yields, the overall low interest rate environment remains a key concern for the insurance sector, mainly for the life insurance sector due to their guaranteed savings product offerings. To ease the pressure, life insurers continue to de-risk and realign their operations, says the CII- Ernst & Young report. As part of their strategy to come out of this phase, life insurers are adopting several strategies, such as realigning the product mix, minimizing guarantees, selling non-core businesses and focusing on emerging markets. Most life insurers are shifting their product mix away

from spread based products to fee-based products. Several insurers have reduced the emphasis on the spread business, while raising the share of fee-based retirement, pensions and protection business. These product mix shifts are aimed at reducing the exposure to low interest rate risk. In addition, insurers are aggressively revamping their product design, including increasing fees, limiting features, reducing guarantees and rationalizing bonus rates. Several life insurers are restructuring their operations and shedding non-core businesses to reduce their exposure to interest rate sensitive businesses such as
banking and asset management. Insurers are also streamlining their operations to improve efficiency and risk management to drive long-term profitable growth.

 

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Leases in BFSI moving up

The latest report from investment management firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) India titled ‘Is Indian real estate heading towards a tectonic shift?’ Reveals that occupier profile has undergone a transition. Details of the report

22 Banking Frontiers October 2015

Some 10,738 new bank branches were opened during 2013-14, compared to 7757 branches in 2012-13 and there were 3,83,804 banking outlets in villages as of end-March 2014, compared to 2,68,454 outlets in villages as of end-March 2013, says the report ‘Is Indian real estate heading towards a tectinic shift” by Jones Lang LaSalle. It says the share of the BFSI sector in leasing volumes has been relatively stable through the last decade and in the past 2-3 years an increase in volume of leases in the sector has been noticed.

Says Ashutosh Limaye, head, Research and REIS, JLL India: “The number of leases in the BFSI sector has doubled from 7% in 2012 to about 14% in 2014. In 1H15, the contribution has been close to 15%. The total area leased by BFSI sector in 2014 was 4,273,873 sq ft. The total area leased by BFSI sector was 3,679,428 sq ft in 2013 and 1,992,112 sq ft in 2012 respectively. Within the BFSI sector, the total area leased by banks in particular was 1,544,367 sq ft in 2014, 2,174,297 sq ft in 2013 and 663,503 sq ft in 2012. The share of banks within BFSI office space occupancy was 36.1% in 2014, 59.1% in 2013 and 33.3% in 2012.”

TOP CITIES

The increase in volume of leases in the BFSI sector has become possible due to rising number of BFSI transactions. According to Limaye, the increase in transactions has been observed in cities such as Bangalore and National Capital Region, where office demand used to be IT/ IteS sector-dominated. Mumbai, being the financial capital, will continue to see increased leasing activity in BFSI, with a major contribution coming from its key commercial district of BKC. Also, tier 2 cities such as Hyderabad and Kolkata are witnessing a good number of transactions in this segment in recent times with the improvement in business environment here, especially in the former.

Sector wise Share of Leased Area,
2005-1H2015

BFSI LEASE

The range of the sizes of such BFSI offices and total areas occupied in different cities differ from city to city. The average size of BFSI leases is in the range of 5000-15,000 sq ft in most of the tier 1 cities. Limaye says while a larger number of smaller transactions are seen in NCR, Bangalore has relatively bigger average sizes, in the range of 20,000-30,000 sq ft. The estimated ratio of buying

price outlook

Rental outlook looks bright for the BFSI spaces offered in key secondary business district markets such as Mumbai, NCR Hyderabad and Pune. Predicts Limaye: “Rents will remain unde: pressure in central business districts’ BFSI spaces for most Indian cities. However, the property prices will continue to grow in this segment because of constrained future supply in BFSI markets.’

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