Raipur: Three policemen have been suspended after a purported video showing them assaulting and molesting a minor boy at a railway station here in Chhattisgarh went viral on social media, an official said on Wednesday. The incident, which apparently took place on August 9 at Sarona railway station located on Raipur’s outskirts, came to light on Tuesday after its video clip went viral, Senior Superintendent of Police Arif Sheikh told PTI. The boy was allegedly a pickpocket, he said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ The video is believed to have been made by a passenger of a train when it halted at the railway station. In the purported video, three men, including one in police uniform, were seen pulling the hair, ears and pants of the boy and hitting him. The policemen, two of them sitting on a two-wheeler, were also seen laughing while assaulting the boy. “After the video came to my notice, I immediately suspended the policemen on Tuesday night. I have also ordered a departmental inquiry into the matter,” Sheikh said. Those suspended are constables Anil Rajput, Mukesh Thakur and Krishna Rajput, posted at Kabir Nagar, Saraswati Nagar and Amanaka police stations, respectively, he said.
Koror: Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu warned Pacific island nations Thursday against “empty promises” of financial aid from China, as the Solomon Islands considers switching diplomatic allegiance from Taipei to Beijing. Visiting Palau to shore up Taiwan’s relations in the Pacific — where six of its 17 diplomatic allies are located — Wu said democratic nations were concerned about Chinese inroads into the region. “They feel it’s very important that China doesn’t extend its influence into the region,” he told reporters. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThe Taiwan-allied Solomon Islands is being courted by China, which has been investing heavily in the Pacific. Nations such as Australia and the United States fear Beijing’s interest is fuelled by a long-term goal to establish a military base in the islands, offering control of vast swathes of ocean. China’s increased presence in the Pacific also helps it isolate self-ruling Taiwan, which it sees as part of its territory awaiting reunification, by force if necessary. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsWu said Taiwanese allies considering a switch to China should look at Nauru, a Pacific island which dumped Taipei for Beijing in 2002, but reversed its decision three years later. “Very often the Chinese will say that they can come with a huge amount of investment, business opportunities, people are going to get wealthier,” he said. “But if we look into concrete cases, very often we fall into a serious trap… it takes only two to three years to realise that those promises are empty promises. The relationship between Nauru and Taiwan is now more solid than ever because the leaders over there do not have any fantasies about China.” The Solomons, where only about 50 percent of the population have access to electricity, is heavily reliant on foreign aid. A Solomons delegation which includes six ministers just visited China and Wu said he had invited the nation’s leaders to travel to Taiwan as well. He said Taiwan was working with the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the European Union to set up discussions with Pacific island nations about their aid needs. Wu said he had a “friendly” and “frank” meeting with Solomons Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare at this month’s Pacific Islands Forum in Tuvalu. “I have no doubt that Taiwan’s relationship with the Solomon Islands will continue,” he said. A decision on the Solomons’ diplomatic preference for Taiwan or China could come as soon as next month.
Deoria: The administration imposed Section 144 of the CrPC in Barhaj area of the district after a 25-year-old man was allegedly beaten to death by some youths on Janmashtami. Section 144 of the CrPC prohibits the assembly of more than four persons in an area. District Magistrate Amit Kishor said the restrictions would remain in force till September 15. Sumit was injured when he tried to save his father from the attackers, who were enraged over the objection to loud music during the festival. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The incident had taken place on Saturday night in Barhaj’s Patel Nagar, police said. “On the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami, some youths were playing DJ in Patel Nagar of Barhaj on Saturday night. Munnu Lal asked them to stop it, which enraged 10-12 youths,” Deoria SP Shripati Mishra said. “They attacked Munnu Lal with sticks. When his sons Sumit and Sachin, along with his wife Sanju Devi, rushed to save him from the attackers, they too were beaten up,” the SP added.
Rabat – Morocco vehemently condemned, on Wednesday, the terrorist attack that targeted Tuesday morning the Corinthia hotel in Libya’s capital Tripoli, claiming several victims.“The Kingdom of Morocco vehemently condemns this despicable assault meant to terrorize innocent civilians, and undermine Libya’s security and the national dialogue process under way under the aegis of the United Nations Support Mission in this brotherly country,” said the Foreign Affairs Ministry in a statement.Morocco also expresses its sympathy and full solidarity with the Libyan brotherly people in this decisive phase of their history, extends its condolences and compassion to the victims’ families and wishes prompt recovery for the wounded, it said. While reiterating its flat rejection of terrorism, in all its forms and regardless of its motives given the serious threat it poses to international peace and security, Morocco calls for reinforcing international cooperation and coordination to counter this plague with firmness, it concluded.MWN with MAP
Rabat – American actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks said that his visit to Morocco has changed his stereotyped view of Muslim countries.In a promotion of his new film “A Hologram for the King” Hanks went back on a film he made in Morocco ten years to explain how he used to have a stereotypical view toward Islamic society.When asked if “A Hologram for the King is partly redressing the balance with all the anti-Muslim feeling in America right now, Hanks said that he thinks that his “job is to steer away from stereotypes.” “Ten years ago, we shot some of Charlie Wilson’s War in Morocco. I had never been to a Muslim nation before. I was a white, western American and I assumed that every time the muezzin called the faithful to prayer, everybody shut down and went to their local mosque. Some did but really there was no change whatsoever. A huge stereotype was busted just like that.”Hanks’ work visit to Morocco apparently helped him correct his stereotypical vision of other Muslim countries, and described filming in the country like “living in a culture that tolerates you but doesn’t embrace you.”“All of that helped me to internalize Alan’s sense of alienation, because we were so far removed from anything that was recognizable to me as an American.”In an interview with Radio Times, Hanks, a donor to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, ruled out the possibility of Donald Trump making it to the White House.Despite the statements of the American actor, journalist Matilda Battersby for the Independent said that Hollywood is well known for stereotyping the Middle East and “A Hologram for the King is by no means the worst offender.”The same source quoted the UAE-based independent filmmaker Faisal Hashmi as saying that the region is either portrayed as “a war-torn ultra conservative one littered with armed men, women in burqas, men wearing turbans, and the overall city feeling like it’s in some sort of constant lockdown,” or as if it is “Las Vegas of the desert – fancy sports cars, hotels, scantily clad models, rich people everywhere in the most exclusive fancy parties.”
Following the arrest the locker used by the Prison Sergeant in the Welikada Prison was searched and approximately Rs 85,000 in cash and two mobile phones were found inside. A Prison Sergeant was arrested while he had allegedly attempted to smuggle 20 grams of heroin into the Welikada Prison.It was reported that the heroin haul was found when the Prison Sergeant was searched by Welikada prisons officers at the prison entrance on suspicion.
PARIS — Sixty-two years after Stanley Matthews won the first Ballon d’Or, the women’s game received its inaugural winner: Trailblazing Norwegian forward Ada Hegerberg.The three-time Women’s Champions League winner with French side Lyon was named the world’s best female player of 2018 at a gala in Paris on Monday. A jury of 45 journalists picked the 23-year-old Hegerberg from among 15 nominees.She called the award “a huge step for women’s football.”Hegerberg, who scored a tournament-record 15 goals for Lyon in the Women’s Champions League last season, also told The Associated Press she feels “very proud” to be the first Ballon d’Or-winning woman.But she also expressed frustration about living “in such a man’s world” and said the award will not make her reconsider her refusal to play for Norway because of her unhappiness over perceived inequality.___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/apf-Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press
Dec 4th 2016, 8:30 AM 14,224 Views Sunday 4 Dec 2016, 8:30 AM Share Tweet Email1 A HERD OF reindeer moves silently down the mountain, their silver coats and majestic antlers blending into the Swedish tundra as their herder leads them to their winter grazing grounds in the plains below.The annual pilgrimage, called transhumance, takes on almost sacred meaning for Sweden’s indigenous Sami reindeer herders nowadays, as they face modern-day threats to their livelihood from wind turbines, global warming, logging, and mining.“It’s a painful life, but the most beautiful there is,” says Margret Fjellstrom, who owns several hundred reindeer in Dikanas, a village in Sweden’s mountains 800 kilometres (500 miles) north of the capital Stockholm.“My identity depends on this life. When a fawn is born, we forget all of our troubles,” the 30-year-old Sami tells news agency AFP.Every autumn, the reindeer are taken to their winter pasture in the plains by their owners, the Sami – formerly called Lapps – the only people authorised to herd reindeer in Sweden.In Dikanas, helpers on snowmobiles and quad bikes prepare for the move by leading thousands of the animals into an enclosure.There the fawns are marked, and the adults are separated. The fattest are sent to the slaughterhouse – their meat is considered a delicacy in the Nordic countries – while the others are sent to the forests in the plains teeming with lichen, a type of moss that makes up the reindeer’s main diet.Margret Fjellstrom’s lasso whirls above her furred hat as she shouts out orders to her helpers. Around her waist in a sheath rests the indispensable knife used to carve the mark in the animals’ ears.They need to move quickly. Night falls before 3pm this far north, the semi-domesticated reindeer are getting stressed and the herders are exhausted from a hard day’s work.Under the watchful gaze of a group of fascinated children, the herders lay the reindeer down and hold them still as they mark and vaccinate them.The herders then load them onto the trucks that will take them to their winter pasture, 200 kilometres east.Deadly dangers Source: Petr ShelomovskiyIn Dikanas, reindeer herding is no longer done the traditional way, on foot: the animals’ journey through the wilderness full of peat bogs, dense forests and lakes has become too perilous.With global warming, the crossing has become more treacherous as the ice on the lakes is not thick enough to walk on yet at this time of year.“The water (current) is strong and therefore impassable, or the ice is too fragile. A farmer from a Sami village a little further north drowned in early November,” Fjellstrom recalls.This leaves the herders no other choice than to take to the road, even though it costs more.Other dangers lie in wait. 40% of fawns die from the cold, while wolverines, bears, wolves, lynx and eagles all prey on the reindeer.Fjellstrom estimates her losses in 2015 at 250,000 kronor (€23,400), despite the damages paid by local authorities to compensate for her reindeer lost to predators.“Sweden has decided to protect its species to diversify its wildlife. That’s good, but is it fair that I have to pay for it?” she asks.Global warming Source: Petr ShelomovskiyThe ancient Sami practice of reindeer herding also faces other challenges.Climate change has brought alternating periods of freezing and thaw throughout the winter season, building up thicker layers of ice that prevent the reindeer from reaching their lichen and forcing herders to supplement their diet with costly fodder.The reindeer are also frightened by the roar of wind turbines and the din of machinery used in the encroaching logging and mining industries, prompting breeders to increasingly file lawsuits to protect their livelihood from these obstacles.“Every generation of breeders has its cross to bear. For my father’s, it was Chernobyl,” Fjellstrom says, noting that the fallout from the 1986 nuclear catastrophe in Ukraine poisoned the moss and lichen in Sweden.Although 30 years have passed since then, some reindeer in the Arctic are still radioactive.To make ends meet, Fjellstrom works in the off-season as a hotel receptionist and her husband works in the forestry sector. Until April, when they take the reindeer back to the mountains.Sweden has 4,600 reindeer owners for just over 250,000 animals, according to the Sami Parliament.Semi-domesticated reindeer can be found across the northernmost part of Europe, and are raised for their meat, pelts, and antlers, which are used to make handicrafts. Wild reindeer also roam freely in forests, mostly in Norway.- © AFP, 2016Read: 390,000 ducks and hens in northern Europe culled over bird flu fearsRead: ‘Mum cradled the baby straight into her arms’: Miniature monkeys reunited after zoo theft http://jrnl.ie/3109141 ‘It’s a painful life, but the most beautiful there is’: A reindeer herd’s journey to their winter home “Margret Fjellstrom’s lasso whirls above her furred hat as she shouts out orders to her helpers.” Short URL 9 Comments By AFP Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Canberra has welcomed a new judge on board, swearing in Chrissa Loukas-Karlsson on Monday at a ceremonial sitting in the ACT Supreme Court.Addressing those gathered, the Greek Australian acknowledged the females judges before her as “magnificent role models”, and the lawyers who supported her throughout her career to get to this point.Proud to be joining a court with such an “impressive reputation”, she said that she looks forward to her role in the ACT, “this most educated, progressive and civilised of places”, where she has appeared as counsel in the High Court of Australia.Born to first generation Greek immigrants, Loukas-Karlsson pursued her studies in Queensland and in NSW, and started her career with the Aboriginal Legal Service and the Legal Aid Commission.According to her peers, she has been showing promise since day one. In 1990, her first year as a barrister, she took part in a debate at the University and Schools Club against Malcolm Turnbull, and won.Photo: The RiotACT“In this early test of your advocacy skills you demonstrated the talents which have served you well throughout your career,” said ACT Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay, and went on to praise her reputation for professionalism, patience, courtesy and integrity.Meanwhile President of the ACT Bar Association, Ken Archer had only high praise for Justice Loukas-Karlsson, whose career he said has been characterised by a commitment to championing the role of women in law, social justice, and “undying faith in the idea of equality before the law and preparedness to take on the hardest cases and argue the cause of the most vulnerable”.Present at the ceremony were her mother and father, her son, and husband Robert with whom she said she shared the honour of becoming a judge.To close her address, Justice Loukas-Karlsson drew from the classical Greek philosopher Socrates.“Socrates stated some two-and-a-half thousand years ago that the essential qualities of a judge are to listen courteously, answer wisely, consider soberly and decide impartially,” she said.“That statement stands true today, and therefore the time for me to speak is over, and it is now time for me to listen.”
Want to beat the lines at the polls on Election Day? You can vote early at polling locations across South Florida until Sunday, Nov. 6.Miami-Dade residents:For a list of locations in Miami-Dade go to: http://www.miamidade.gov/elections/vote-early.asp.A sample ballot for Miami-Dade residents can be viewed at http://www.miamidade.gov/elections/sample-ballots.asp.Early voting location waiting times: http://www.miamidade.gov/elections/wait-times.asp.All locations are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.Broward residents: For a list of voting locations in Broward, go to http://www.browardsoe.org/Voting-Methods/Early-Voting-Dates-Hours-and-Sites.A sample ballot for Broward County can be viewed at http://www.browardsoe.org/Voter-Information/Sample-Ballot.Early voting location waiting times: http://www.browardsoe.org/Voting-Methods/Early-Voting-Location-Status-Times.All locations are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. POMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A Broward County tax clerk has been arrested after he allegedly stole at least $100,000 via proceeds from property auctions and possibly putting the county on the hook for more than $1 million.The Broward Sheriff’s Office said Roberto Martinez of Pompano Beach Thursday.Deputies said he worked for the county for at least 10 years to ensure creditors received money owed from the sale of homes delinquent on taxes.Detectives said Martinez would funnel some of the money from those companies to his own pockets.Some of the rightful creditors want the money owed to them.“If the county has to pay it back, it affects all of us, all property owners, because the county is supposed to be the watchdog for our tax money,” said BSO Detective John Calabra.Martinez is facing several charges including organized fraud, grand theft and money laundering.
Alaska Democratic Party chairwoman Casey Steinau says there’s no evidence to suggest that primary election-day problems affected the outcome of a northern Alaska legislative race.Listen nowThe Division of Elections has said a poll worker in one House District 40 precinct mistakenly gave election-day voters both a Republican ballot and a ballot with the Democratic, Libertarian and Alaskan Independence Party candidates.Both House candidates were Democrats. Unofficial results showed Dean Westlake defeated Rep. Benjamin Nageak by 21 votes.Nageak, of Barrow, is a member of the Republican-led House majority. Westlake was backed by the Democratic party.State GOP chair Tuckerman Babcock has suggested that another election be held. But Steinau says the voters have spoken and their will should be respected.Steinau says Babcock is trying to meddle in a Democratic primary and overstepping his bounds.
Kapra: The Kapra circle GHMC officials have issued notices to 10 houses under the Section 459 of HMC Act after identify the dilapidated structures. Of the houses, seven are located in Ward 1, one in Ward 2 and two in Ward 6.The GHMC Deputy Commissioner, along with ACP, EE and Town Planning staff, at a meeting reviewed on Tuesday the status of the ten houses. They found that while some had vacated their houses, others were yet to do so. The officials wanted the others to be shifted. The EE was instructed to inspect the houses and their compound walls and submit a report. Among those present at the meeting were Deputy Commissioner T Dasrath, EE Koteswar Rao, ACP Balanand Swamy, TP staffer Madhu.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday fixed the reference rate for the US dollar at 49.2453 rupees and the euro 65.1638 rupees.The corresponding rates of dollar and euro for the previous day (February 21, 2012) were 49.0835 rupees and 65.1705 rupees respectively.Based on the reference rate for the US dollar and middle rates of the cross-currency quotes, the exchange rates of British pound as against the rupee is 76.7485 as against 77.7973 on the previous day (February 21, 2012) and that of Japanese yen is 61.53 as against 61.52 the previous day.
Meghan Markle is seen ahead of her visit with Prince Harry to the iconic Titanic Belfast during their trip to Northern Ireland on March 23, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United KingdomCharles McQuillan/Getty ImagesMeghan Markle’s public outing at Wimbledon isn’t winning her any fans. Reportedly, the Duchess of Sussex, was accused of breaking a longstanding Wimbledon tradition, with officials claiming the royal had been “a nightmare” when she visited.Meghan Markle has been known to flout a rule or two. But apparently, the 37-year-old made two massive “faux-pas” while watching friend Serena Williams at the tennis championships. According to Yahoo, she made few friends when she appeared at the All England Club’s members’ area while wearing a pair of jeans. Etiquette for the event means those in the area are expected to dress in formal attire. Organisers also criticised her “self-regarding paranoia” after her bodyguards were forced to tell tennis fans to stop snapping the Duchess. It looks like special considerations were made for Meghan and her attire that has not been given to long-standing members of the All England Club.One member, who has been at the club for 30 years, remarked: “She’s not allowed to wear jeans.” Meghan Markle watches the closing ceremonies for the Invictus Games in Toronto, Ontario, September 30, 2017.GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty ImagesAnd one official went further, adding: “It was a nightmare, she was a nightmare.”Meghan ruffled feathers after her staff reportedly ordered people in the stands to stop taking her photograph during the appearance.But a royal source insisted it is “not uncommon” for royal bodyguards to step in when the public are taking snaps.The insider told the Daily Mail: “It’s not uncommon for personal protection officers accompanying any members of the royal family to ask people not to take pictures so they can engage with people and events rather than camera phones.” Reportedly, a woman who was at the event was forbidden from snapping pics with the Duchess in the vicinity. She remarked that the staff member did not look pleased with the request he had to make. Meghan Markle is known to protect her privacy fiercely. But expecting people to go out of their way to respect her privacy at a public event is taking things a little too far.
Share Gail DelaughterTraffic backs up behind a crash on I-45 headed into downtown Houston.The Texas Transportation Commission is about to approve updates to its ten-year funding plan. That includes $2.5 billion for Texas Clear Lanes, the state’s congestion relief initiative. Transportation Commissioner Bruce Bugg says they want to get ready now for what could come in the future. “Those 27 million some-odd new Texans that will come to the state of Texas over the next 35 years are predominately going to migrate to today’s five major metropolitan areas,” says Bugg. So what’s in the plan for Houston? Projects include work on a major route out of downtown, U.S. 59 through Midtown and the Museum District. Also included is the I-45 interchange at U.S. 59. Other work is planned for the 610 South Loop.TxDOT is using voter-approved statewide propositions to do the work. And Bugg is appealing to lawmakers not to divert that money to deal with the state’s budget challenges. “We know that a robust and predictable revenue stream for road funding is necessary for us to be able to do these projects,” adds Bugg. Now as for when those Houston projects start, TxDOT says it will be another few years.
This is an image of the planet Uranus taken by the spacecraft Voyager 2 in 1986. Image: NASA (Phys.org)—French researchers Sébastien Charnoz and Aurélien Crida have proposed in a paper published in the journal Science that moons that orbit some of the planets in our solar system came about due to accretion from material in rings that used to surround the planets, rather than as entities that took shape while their host planets were forming. Citation: Research model suggests moons of some planets developed from rings (2012, November 30) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-11-moons-planets.html Explore further ‘Hot Jupiter’ planets unlikely to have moons More information: Formation of Regular Satellites from Ancient Massive Rings in the Solar System, Science, 30 November 2012: Vol. 338 no. 6111 pp. 1196-1199 DOI: 10.1126/science.1226477ABSTRACTWhen a planetary tidal disk—like Saturn’s rings—spreads beyond the Roche radius (inside which planetary tides prevent aggregation), satellites form and migrate away. Here, we show that most regular satellites in the solar system probably formed in this way. According to our analytical model, when the spreading is slow, a retinue of satellites appear with masses increasing with distance to the Roche radius, in excellent agreement with Saturn’s, Uranus’, and Neptune’s satellite systems. This suggests that Uranus and Neptune used to have massive rings that disappeared to give birth to most of their regular satellites. When the spreading is fast, only one large satellite forms, as was the case for Pluto and Earth. This conceptually bridges the gap between terrestrial and giant planet systems. Space researchers have long proposed that moons circulating planets generally came to exist in one of three ways: as entities that formed on their own as their host was developing, as clumps that coalesced from material shed from a planet struck by some other body, or by being captured as they passed by. In this new research, Charnoz and Crida propose a fourth possibility – that the moons were formed from material in rings that surrounded their host planet.In attempting to explain how moons orbiting planets such as Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, came about, the researchers created mathematical models that could predict moon formation from material surrounding a planet. Their models suggest that when material in a ring reaches a certain critical point at some distance from the host, called the Roche radius, the gravity from the host planet is offset by the gravitational pull that each piece exerts on others in the ring. Because of this, material in the ring begins to coalesce with some pieces eventually accreting enough material to form a moon. They add that the speed at which material in the ring orbits the host may account for the number of moons that form. Slow moving material might result in the formation of several small moons, while fast moving material may result in just one, as might have been the case with Earth and its single moon. Their model explains, they suggest, why all of the moons orbiting planets (except for Jupiter) in our solar system grow in size as they orbit farther from the host planet. Jupiter they say, is an exception, with its moons likely originating in tandem with the planet birth itself.The researchers concede that their models can’t explain how the rings themselves came to exist, but suggest it’s possible that they came about due to collisions with other bodies moving through space. © 2012 Phys.org Journal information: Science This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
When the last Aztec Empress was born in the early 16th century to the Great Moctezuma II, all she had was her distinguished name. By the time she died at the age of 50, she had survived five husbands, mothered seven children, built a large estate and established a line of nobility that still endures today. At her birth, which came in either 1509 or 1510, she was named “Tecuichpotzin Ixcaxochitzin,” which means “Lord’s Daughter” in the Nahuatl language. Being that she was the daughter of Moctezuma and his principal wife Teotlalco, Tecuichpotzin was recognized as the legitimate heir to the house of her father.Moctezuma II, from the Codex Mendoza.First, she was married to the Aztec emperor Atlixcatzin, but he died shortly after, making her a widow at about 10 years of age. On November 8, 1519, the Spanish Hernán Cortés invaded Tenochtitlan and led the siege of Montezuma’s palace.Moctezuma’s Palace from the Codex Mendoza (1542).When Moctezuma was taken a hostage and killed, the Aztec people took Tecuichpotzin and married her to her uncle, Emperor Cuitláhuac.While the Aztecs managed to drive Cortés out of Tenochtitlan in June of 1520, the Spanish had brought the deadly smallpox disease with them. Cuitláhuac fell victim to the disease and died, leaving Tecuichpotzin a widow for the second time.Tenochtitlan. Photo by Mariana277 CC BY-SA 3.0Next, she was married to emperor Cuauhtémoc. In 1521, Cortés returned to Tenochtitlan in greater numbers. By that time, the Aztec population had been devastated by the smallpox epidemic. Emperor Cuauhtémoc was outmanned and forced to retreat by boat.However, Cortés and his army caught up with Cuauhtémoc and captured him. This officially ended the Spanish conquest but the bloodshed at the hands of the Spanish was not over. In 1525, Cuauhtémoc was executed by Cortés and Tecuichpotzin was widowed for the third time.Cortés and La Malinche meet Moctezuma in Tenochtitlan, November 8, 1519.But Cuauhtémoc had made a dying plea for Cortés to treat the women of his court with respect, especially his young wife, Tecuichpotzin. Cortés respected the wish and considered Tecuichpotzin the personification of what he hoped would be the melding of the Spanish and Aztec cultures.After being taught by the Spaniards about Christianity, Tecuichpotzin became a Catholic and was renamed “Doña Isabel.” In June 1526, she was married to a Spaniard, Alonso de Grado, and granted the most expensive “encomienda” in the Mexican Valley. Doña Isabel used her wealth to pay such generous alms to the Augustinians that she was asked to stop.Great Hollywood7 Things you may not know about The Mayans legends quotesWhen Alonso de Grado died, Cortés took the seventeen-year-old widow into his house. They were never married, so when Doña Isabel became pregnant, Cortés quickly wed her to Pedro Gallego de Andrade. But Doña Isabel did not acknowledge the child, and Cortés ended up caring for her himself.Modern reproduction of the Aztec feather headdress attributed to Moctezuma II exhibited at the Museo Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Mexico City. Photo by Thomas Ledl CC BY-SA 4.0Doña Isabel bore a son with her fifth husband and named him Andrade Gallego Moctezuma. Gallego died in 1532, and Doña Isabel married Juan Cano de Saavedra. He was her sixth and final husband. The union produced five children: Pedro, Gonzalo, Juan, Isabel, and Catalina Cano de Moctezuma.When Doña Isabel died, she willed that all her Indian slaves be freed and that all outstanding debts to her servants be paid. She also left one-fifth of her estate to the daughter whom she had born by Cortés.Genealogy of Tecuichpoch (Isabel Moctezuma). Photo by HJPD -CC BY-SA 3.0Doña Isabel willed the majority of her encomienda to her firstborn son, Juan de Andrade, and it endured for centuries after she was gone.Read another story from us :New Evidence on 5,600-yr-old Recipe Used for Embalming a BodyAll of her children became well-educated. Her two daughters became nuns at El Convento de la Conception de la Madre de Dios, and her sons founded the title of Duke of Moctezuma de Tultengo, which still exists today.
(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) The difference between men and women when it comes to pain Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Sponsored Stories Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Top Stories Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day PRAGUE (AP) – Czech police say unknown vandals knocked over 26 tombstones in a Jewish cemetery south of Prague.Police spokesman Miroslav Doubek says the tombstones were likely overturned in the last two months. The cemetery, which is no longer used for burials, is located in the woods near the village of Prudice, about 65 kilometers (40 miles) south of Prague.Doubek said Wednesday an unspecified number of the tombstones were broken into pieces. The cemetery contains around 150 tombstones. Comments Share Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day
Categories: News State Rep. Earl Poleski, R-Jackson, today announced his August office hours to be held at the Jackson County Tower Building located at 120 W. Michigan Ave. from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Aug. 13, Monday, Aug. 17 and Monday, Aug 24.Rep. Poleski will answer any and all questions and concerns that he receives from residents regarding state issues.“Office hours help me do my job better,” said Rep. Poleski. “When I know what people are concerned about, I know what I need to get to work on in Lansing.”Those who are unable to attend office hours are encouraged to contact Rep. Poleski’s office at 888-643-4786 or by email at EarlPoleski@house.mi.gov.### 28Jul Rep. Poleski will host August office hours