A baby asked God one day, ‘The angels are telling me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless? Who is going to Love me unconditionally the way you do.’ God said: “my dear child, your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you, shower you with tender love. She herself is unconditional love and each and every part radiates love.” The baby again asked, ‘who will protect me the way you do, when I cry who will wipe my tears and make me smile, who will caress me and put me to sleep and sing songs to me the way you always do.’
God then said, ‘your angel is my imitation, her love is endless and she is a personification of selflessness, she will never ever hurt or harm you. I have sent her to earth with all my qualities and she will always be a pillar of strength to you no matter what. She will defend you from all dangers even if it means risking her life.’ The baby not sure asks God again: ‘Who will love me and hold my finger and guide me in the right direction where I do not fall and stumble, the way you always do.’ The baby is still not sure and said, ‘God please tell me my angel’s name and I hope you are sending me in safe hands.’ God said, ‘you will simply call her Mommy.’
A University professor wrote an expressive message to his students at the doctorate, masters and bachelors levels and placed it at the entrance in a university in South Africa.
And this is the message;
*”Collapsing any nation does not require use of atomic bombs or the use of long range missiles. It only requires lowering the quality of education and allowing cheating in the examinations by the students”.*
The patient dies in the hands of the doctor who passed his exams through cheating.
And the buildings collapse in the hands of an engineer who passed his exams through cheating.
And the money is lost in the hands of an accountant who passed his exams through cheating.
And humanity dies in the hands of a religious scholar who passed his exams through cheating.
And justice is lost in the hands of a judge who passed his exams through cheating.
And ignorance is rampant in the minds of children who are under the care of a teacher who passed exams through cheating.
*”The collapse of education is the collapse of the nation”*
Understand the importance of quality education.
Not that I don’t like you…
It’s more than that…
More than a phone call
More than pull of gravity
More than a special feeling
It’s like paradise, almost heaven
Closer but not quite
Not the kind of fear I bear
Not the kind of smile I wear
You are – what my lips can kiss.
You are – what my heart cannot hold
You are untouchable
You are everything
You are nothingness
You are my loss
My greatest gain
You are the mean, median, mode
You are science
The theory of my existence
You are math
The solution to all my whys and what ifs in life
You are art
The unfinished portrait in my mind
But I cannot fall for you
I’m scared to love you
Afraid it grows deeper
Deeper than eternity
I’m scared to lose you
Afraid I won’t recover
I don’t wanna fall in love with you
Not that you are unlovable
But you are more than anything in this world
Not even the greatest poet in the universe can get close to such feeling
I don’t wanna fall in love with you…
Not until I find the right words to say
Source: Best Motivational thought.
|Title||Running time||Year released||Notes|
|Logistics||51420 min (857 hr / 35 days, 17 hours)||2012|||
|Modern Times Forever (Stora Enso Building, Helsinki)||14400 min (240 hr / 10 days)||2011|||
|Cinématon||10127 min (168 hr 47 min / 7 days)||1978–2016|||
|Beijing 2003||9000 min (150 hr / 6 days, 6 hours)||2003|||
|Untitled #125 (Hickory)||7200 min (120 hr / 5 days)||2011|||
|Matrjoschka||5700 min (95 hr / 3 days, 23 hours)||2006|||
|The Cure for Insomnia||5220 min (87 hr / 3 days, 15 hours)||1987|||
|The Longest Most Meaningless Movie in the World||2880 min (48 hr/ 2 days)||1968|||
|**** (Four Stars)||1500 min (25 hr / 1 day, 1 hour)||1967|||
|24 Hour Psycho||1440 min (24 hr / 1 day)||1993|||
|The Clock||1440 min (24 hr / 1 day)||2010|||
|Happy||1440 min (24 hr / 1 day)||2013|||
|Crude Oil||840 min (14 hr)||2008|||
|Bordeaux Piece||823 min (13 hr, 43 min)||2004|||
|How Yukong Moved the Mountains||763 min (12 hr, 43 min)||1976|||
|The White House||690 min (11 hr, 30 min)||2006|||
|Circus Savage||643 min (10 hr, 43 min)||2009|||
|Paint Drying||607 min (10 hr, 7 min)||2016|||
|Empire||485 min (8 hr, 5 min)||1964|||
|Imitation of Christ||480 min (8 hr)||1967|||
|The Wake||462 min (7 hr, 42 min)||2000|||
|Lamentations: A Monument to the Dead World||435 min (7 hr, 7 min)||1985|||
|The Movie Orgy||420 min (7 hr)||1968|||
|Star Spangled to Death||402 min (6 hr, 42 min)||2004|||
|River of Fundament||352 min (5 hr, 52 min)||2014||Including two 20-minute intermissions|
|Sleep||321 min (5 hr, 21 min)||1963|||
Note: Some releases are extended cuts or director’s cuts, and are ranked according to the longest verified running time.
|Title||Running time||Year released||Notes|
|Resan (The Journey)||873 min (14 hr, 33 min)||1987|||
|Out 1 (Noli me tangere)||773 min (12 hr, 53 min)||1971||[a]|
|How Yukong Moved the Mountains||763 min (12 hr, 43 min)||1977||[b]|
|Evolution of a Filipino Family||647 min (10 hr, 47 min)||2004||[c]|
|Shoah||613 min (10 hr, 13 min)||1985||[d]|
|Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks||551 min (9 hr, 11 min)||2003||[e]|
|Death in the Land of Encantos||540 min (9 hr)||2007||[f]|
|Heremias (Book One: The Legend of the Lizard Princess)||540 min (9 hr)||2006|
|Taiga||501 min (8 hr, 21 min)||1992||[g]|
|A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery||485 min (8 hr, 5 min)||2016||[h]|
|The Photo-Drama of Creation||480 min (8 hr)||1914||[i]|
|El protegido de Satán||480 min (8 hr)||1917||[j]|
|Mefisto||460 min (7 hr, 40 min)||1917||[k]|
|Melancholia||450 min (7 hr, 30 min)||2008|||
|Hitler: A Film from Germany||442 min (7 hr, 22 min)||1977||[l]|
|Sátántangó||432 min (7 hr, 12 min)||1994||[m]|
|Arshin Mal-Alan||420 min (7 hr)||1916||[n]|
|The Satin Slipper||410 min (6 hr, 50 min)||1985||[o]|
|Bábolna||400 min (6 hr, 40 min)||1985||[p]|
|The Best of Youth||400 min (6 hr, 40 min)||2003||[q]|
|I, Paisan||392 min (6 hr, 32 min)||1967|
|Parisette||380 min (6 hr, 20 min)||1921|
|Babel – A Letter to My Friends Left Behind in Belgium||380 min (6 hr, 20 min)||1991|
|La Révolution française||360 min (6 hr)||1989|
|Little Dorrit||360 min (6 hr)||1988|
|Century of Birthing||360 min (6 hr)||2011||[r]|
|Florentina Hubaldo, CTE||360 min (6 hr)||2012||[s]|
|Bevezetés a filmkészítés rejtelmeibe||360 min (6 hr)||1996|
|Les Misérables||359 min (5 hr, 59 min)||1925|
|Battle of Moscow||358 min (5 hr, 58 min)||1985|
|Near Death||358 min (5 hr, 58 min)||1989|
|Fragments: Jerusalem||358 min (5 hr, 58 min)||1997|
|Karamay||356 min (5 hr, 56 min)||2010|
|La Commune (Paris, 1871)||345 min (5 hr, 45 min)||2000|
|Perón, sinfonía del sentimiento||340 min (5 hr, 40 min)||1999|
|Carlos||339 min (5 hr, 39 min)||2010|||
|Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon||338 min (5 hr, 38 min)||2014|
|L’idole des jeunes||338 min (5 hr, 38 min)||1976|
|Vkus khleba||336 min (5 hr, 36 min)||1979||[t]|
|Napoléon||332 min (5 hr, 32 min)||1927 (Restoration, 2016)|||
|Yoman (Diary 1973–1983)||330 min (5 hr, 30 min)||1983|
|Mahatma: Life of Gandhi, 1869–1948||330 min (5 hr, 30 min)||1968|
|Spiritual Voices||328 min (5 hr, 28 min)||1995|
|Nymphomaniac||325 min (5 hr, 25 min)||2013|
|Vindicta||320 min (5 hr, 20 min)||1923|||
|1900||317 min (5 hr, 17 min)||1976|
|Happy Hour||317 min (5 hr, 17 min)||2015|
|Tsahal||316 min (5 hr, 16 min)||1994|
|The Deluge||316 min (5 hr, 16 min)||1974|
|Batang West Side||315 min (5 hr, 15 min)||2002|
|Fanny and Alexander||312 min (5 hr, 12 min)||1982|
|Nightmare||312 min (5 hr, 12 min)||1972|
|Legend About Thiel||311 min (5 hr, 11 min)||1976|
|Les Misérables||305 min (5 hr, 5 min)||1934|
|QB VII||305 min (5 hr, 5 min)||1974 (TV miniseries)||(6-1/2 hr, counting commercials)|
|The Confessions of Winifred Wagner||302 min (5 hr, 2 min)||1975|
President-elect of the United States
January 20, 2017
Trump Tower’s distinctive jagged facade in Midtown Manhattan
Prior to graduating from college, Trump began his real estate career at his father's company,Elizabeth Trump and Son, which focused on middle-class rental housing in the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. During his undergraduate study, Donald Trump and his father, Fred Trump, used a $500,000 investment to successfully reopen the foreclosed Swifton Village apartment complex in Cincinnati, Ohio.
After being promoted to president of the company in the early 1970s (while his father became chairman of the board), he renamed it to The Trump Organization.In 1973, he and his father drew wider attention when the Justice Department contended that the organization systematically discriminated against African Americans wishing to rent apartments, rather than merely screening out people based on low income as the Trumps stated. An agreement was later signed in which the Trumps made no admission of wrongdoing, and under which qualified minority applicants would be presented by the Urban League.
Early Manhattan developments
Trump’s first major real estate deal in Manhattan was the remodeling of the Grand Hyatt Hotel in 1978, located next to Grand Central Terminal. The building was remodeled from an older Commodore Hotel, and was largely funded by a $70 million construction loan jointly guaranteed by Fred Trump and the Hyatt hotel chain.
In 1978, Trump finished negotiations to develop Trump Tower, a 58-story, 202-meter (663-foot) skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, for which The New York Times attributed his “persistence” and “skills as a negotiator”.The building was completed in 1983, and houses both the primary penthouse condominium residence of Donald Trump and the headquarters of The Trump Organization. Trump Tower was the setting of the NBC television show The Apprentice, and includes a fully functional television studio set.
Wollman Rink in Central Park
Repairs on the Wollman Rink in Central Park, built in 1955, were started in 1980 by a general contractor unconnected to Trump. Despite an expected 2 1⁄2-year construction schedule, the repairs were not completed by 1986. Trump took over the project, completed it in three months for $750,000 less than the initial budget of $1.95 million, and operated the rink for one year with all profits going to charity in exchange for the rink’s concession rights.
Trump acquired the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan in 1988 for $400 million, and tapped his then-wife Ivana to manage its operation and renovation.
Palm Beach estate
Main article: Mar-a-Lago
Trump acquired the historical Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, in 1985 for $5 million, plus $3 million for the home’s furnishings. In addition to using the home as a winter retreat, Trump also turned it into a private club with membership fees of $150,000. At about the same time, he acquired a condominium complex in Palm Beach with Lee Iacocca that became Trump Plaza of the Palm Beaches.
Atlantic City casinoCity
Entrance of the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City
Harrah’s at Trump Plaza opened in Atlantic City, New Jersey in 1984. The hotel/casino was built by Trump with financing by Holiday Corp. and operated by the Harrah’s gambling unit of Holiday Corp. The casino’s poor results exacerbated disagreements between Trump and Holiday Corp. Trump also acquired a partially completed building in Atlantic City from the Hilton Corporation for $320 million. When completed in 1985, the hotel/casino became Trump Castle. Trump’s wife, Ivana, managed the property
Later in 1988, Trump acquired the Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City in a transaction with Merv Griffin and Resorts International. The casino was opened in April 1990, and was built at a total cost of $1.1 billion, which at the time made it the most expensive casino ever built. Financed with $675 million in junk bonds at a 14% interest rate, the project entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy the following year. Banks and bondholders, facing potential losses of hundreds of millions of dollars, opted to restructure the debt.
The Taj Mahal emerged from bankruptcy on October 5, 1991, with Trump ceding 50 percent ownership in the casino to the bondholders in exchange for lowered interest rates and more time to pay off the debt. He also sold his financially challenged Trump Shuttle airline and his 282-foot (86 m) megayacht, the Trump Princess. The property was repurchased in 1996 and consolidated into Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts, which filed for bankruptcy in 2004 with $1.8 billion in debt, filing again for bankruptcy five years later with $50 million in assets and $500 million in debt. The restructuring ultimately left Trump with 10% ownership in the Trump Taj Mahal and other Trump casino properties. Trump served as chairman of the organization, which was renamed Trump Entertainment Resorts, from mid-1995 until early 2009, and served as CEO from mid-2000 to mid-2005.
During the 1990s, Trump’s casino ventures faced competition of the Native-American owned Foxwoods casino in Connecticut. In 1993, Trump made controversial comments in his testimony to a Congressional committee, famously stating that the casino owners did not look like real Indians. But despite that well-publicized quote which related to the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, Trump became a key investor who backed the Paucatuck Eastern Pequots who were seeking state recognition.
Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver, topped out in August 2016 and scheduled to open in early 2017
Trump acquired an old, vacant office building on Wall Street in Manhattan in 1996. After a complete renovation, it became the seventy-story Trump Building at 40 Wall Street. After his father died in 1999, Trump and his siblings received equal portions of his father’s estate valued at $250–300 million.
In 2001, Trump completed Trump World Tower, a 72-story residential tower across from the United Nations Headquarters. Trump also began construction on Trump Place, a multi-building development along the Hudson River. He continued to own commercial space in Trump International Hotel and Tower, a 44-story mixed-use (hotel and condominium) tower on Columbus Circle which he acquired in 1996, and also continued to own millions of square feet of other prime Manhattan real estate.
Trump acquired the former Hotel Delmonico in Manhattan in 2002. It was re-opened with 35 stories of luxury condominiums in 2004 as the Trump Park Avenue.
Most recently, The Trump Organization has expanded its footprint beyond the United States, with the co-development and management of hotel towers in Chicago, Honolulu, Las Vegas, New York City, Washington D.C., Panama City, Rio de Janeiro, Toronto and Vancouver.
A view of the Turnberry Hotel, in Ayrshire, Scotland
The Trump Organization operates many golf courses and resorts in the United States and around the world. The number of golf courses that Trump owns or manages is about 18, according to Golfweek. Trump’s personal financial disclosure with the Federal Elections Commission stated that his golf and resort revenue for the year 2015 was roughly $382 million.
In 2006, Trump bought the Menie Estate in Balmedie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, creating a golf resort against the wishes of some local residents on an area designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. A 2011 independent documentary, You’ve Been Trumped, by British filmmaker Anthony Baxter, chronicled the golf resort’s construction and the subsequent struggles between the locals and Donald Trump. Despite Trump’s promises of 6,000 jobs, in 2016, by his own admission, the golf course has created only 200 jobs. In June 2015, Trump made an appeal objecting to an offshore windfarm being built within sight of the golf course, which was dismissed by five justices at the UK Supreme Court in December 2015.
In April 2014, Trump purchased the Turnberry hotel and golf resort in Ayrshire, Scotland, which is a regular fixture in the Open Championship rota. After extensive renovations and a remodeling of the course by golf architect Martin Ebert, Turnberry was re-opened on June 24, 2016.
why do the admins end up taking the blame?
Vijay: In majority of the cases, the police fail to locate the person responsible for generating these posts and admins are held liable for the action of group members. But the fact remains that admins have more power in regulating content and members’ actions.
Vicky: Ideally the one who posts should be held responsible and not the admin as there is no provision in WhatsApp to moderate posts from members, unlike a Facebook Group. Since the Supreme Court struck down Section 66-A of the Information Technology Act, 2000, the Indian Penal Code, 1860 presently applies for handling offence on social media and provisions vary according to the crime.
Depending upon what is posted, either the IPC or IT Act may be applicable.
What if the objectionable post was forwarded from another group or individual?
Vicky: It is not an offence to receive any information. However, if the person forwards, transmits, distributes — without knowing its genuineness or otherwise — resulting in a loss or wrong done to someone, he/she may come under investigation and can also be made party or the accused.
I honestly did not know the message was harmful. Does that help?
Vijay: Then the onus is more on the admin just like if a licensed unit like a bar serves spurious liquor and people die, he himself will have to face action and cannot pin the blame on just the manufacturer.
Vicky: One can’t take the defence of ignorance of subject or law and say we just forwarded what we received. It’s up to the Investigating Officer to decide on whom to arrest.
What action can the police take?
Vicky: Police can take preventive action to maintain law and order in the State on the basis of information received. Complainants are the first witnesses or affected party to the offence and if a complaint exists, then it helps the police. However, depending upon the nature of the content of the Whatsapp message, non-members of the group, if aware, can also lodge a complaint.
What if the admin is not an Indian national or is based elsewhere?
Vicky: There are provisions in law which allow action to be taken against a person in another country or a foreign national.