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Zodiac Signs: 5 zodiac signs that don’t share their feelings


People born under certain signs are like puzzles. It’s like getting a secret out from the greatest minds when you try to figure out how they’re feeling. Let’s look into the mysterious parts of five zodiac signs that don’t like to show how they feel.
1. Aquarius
Aquarians are lively, but they don’t like to talk about their feelings and so they avoid the subject altogether.To get them to open up, you have to earn their trust, and even then, heart-to-heart talks don’t happen very often. For people who seek a connection with them on a deeper level, it can be hard because they prefer to show how they feel without words.
2. Taurus
Being friends with Taurans first is very important for them to open up to people. They care a lot about those who are close to them, but it’s hard for them to show how they feel. These people are afraid of being hurt, so they only show how they feel when they are sure they can trust someone fully. When it comes to helping others feel better, Taurus is great at it, but they don’t show how they feel unless something really moves them.
3. Virgo
Useful and focused on finding solutions, Virgos often choose to be quiet instead of letting their thoughts out. They’d rather deal with their feelings on their own unless they have to. A Virgo’s calm exterior hides their feelings so they can stay cool. Sharing their feelings makes them feel exposed, and they like to handle their feelings on their own, not always trusting others to understand.
4. Capricorns
Because Capricorns believe that emotions can get in the way of their work, they don’t show how they feel. Being emotional in public is seen as immature by them, so they keep professional limits. When Capricorns feel sensitive, they think about it a lot before letting others know. They put on a serious face because they don’t want to seem too sensitive.
5. Libra
Libras may not seem to have any feelings, but they do. They don’t want to bring their mental baggage to other people because they’re afraid it will make them feel too much. Libras hide how they feel most of the time, but sometimes they explode. In order to find peace and fairness, they have to keep their emotions in check, even if that means hiding how they feel.
Cancer, Libra, Aquarius, and Taurus all have their own special moves when it comes to the emotional dance that they do with each other. They show that feelings are like complicated patterns that are best seen from afar. Only people who are patient and smart enough to understand the subtle language of the stars can see the cosmic fabric of feelings.

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New York prosecutors move to vacate ‘wrongful’ murder convictions of 2 men


New York City prosecutors moved on Monday to vacate the convictions of two men who both spent more than 20 years in prison after being convicted in the 1990s in separate murder cases.

The office of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said Jabar Walker, 49, who is also known as Jabar Moore, and Wayne Gardine, also 49, were both wrongfully convicted.

In the case of Walker, who was convicted in 1998 in a murder-for-hire case, Bragg’s office cited the existence of “newly discovered evidence” of his wrongful conviction and said Walker did not receive meaningful legal representation.

“Not only was the case against Jabar Walker built upon unreliable and recanted testimony, he did not have the benefit of an effective defense attorney — one of the constitutional bedrocks of our criminal justice system,” Bragg said in a statement. “Despite these serious issues, Mr. Walker received a sentence that could have kept him in prison for his entire life. I am thrilled he can now finally return home, and thank the Innocence Project for its steadfast advocacy throughout this matter.”

In Gardine’s case, Bragg’s office agreed with a court filing by the Legal Aid Society’s Wrongful Conviction Unit that there was never physical or forensic evidence connecting Gardine to a 1994 fatal shooting.

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg attends briefing on arrest of suspects in connection to 2 men drugged, robbed and killed at New York Police Department Headquarters, April 18, 2023.

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“The only evidence against him at trial was the word of a teenager who claimed to have witnessed the murder, was on felony probation for selling drugs at the time he first incriminated Mr. Gardine, and changed his story several times between the incident and trial in statements to police, in the grand jury, at trial and post-conviction,” according to the Legal Aid filing.

Gardine issued a statement, thanking “the whole team at Legal Aid” for working on his case.

Gardine also thanked Bragg and his staff “for their honest investigation, their respect for the truth, and for how quickly they worked on my case.”

“I also want to thank my mom for being there all these years, and I want to thank myself for never giving up,” Gardine said. “I’m happy that the justice system finally worked.”

Gardine had been serving a sentence of 18 1/2 years to life in prison after a jury convicted him in the Sept. 2, 1994, slaying of Robert David Mickens, who was shot 11 times on a street in the Harlem neighborhood of New York.

“Unjust convictions are the height of injustice and while we can never completely undo the pain he has experienced, I hope this is the first step in allowing Mr. Gardine to rebuild his life and reunite with his loved ones,” Bragg said.

Gardine, who moved to the United States from Jamaica with his family when he was 13, served nearly three decades in prison before he was released on parole in 2022. He was then transferred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), where he remains in custody, according to Bragg’s office.

Following Monday’s hearing, the Legal Aid Society called for Gardine’s release from ICE custody and the termination of pending deportation proceedings.

Walker, who was serving a sentence of two consecutive terms of 25 years to life in prison, was convicted of killing two men, William Santana and Ismael De La Cruz, who were found fatally shot in a car in Harlem on May 25, 1995.

Walker entered a courtroom Monday in handcuffs and exited a free man after serving 25 years in prison.

Bragg said in a statement that his office “agreed not to re-prosecute Walker in the interest of justice and because the case cannot be proved beyond a reasonable doubt.”

Walker and Gardine are just a few of the more than a dozen people who have been exonerated so far this year due to wrongful convictions based on misidentifications, false confessions, police failure to disclose evidence and more.

The exonerations have been recorded by the National Registry of Exonerations, an exoneration-tracking project hosted by the University of California Irvine, the University of Michigan Law School and Michigan State University College of Law.

There have been at least 3,287 exonerations recorded by the National Registry of Exonerations since 1989.

More than 29,100 years have been “lost” in prison due to “wrongful convictions” that have been uncovered thus far, according to the registry.

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What is spirituality? Robin Sharma explains


Spirituality is a personal journey, and it may mean different things to different people. Considering the stress and pressures of living in the fast-paced world today, many people– including world leaders– are turning towards meditation and spirituality to lead more meaningful lives. For some, spirituality involves a quest for meaning, self-discovery, and a deep connection with the divine or higher consciousness which, in turn, adds value to our lives.
We recently caught up with renowned leadership expert and international bestselling author, Robin Sharma, for an exclusive interview in New Delhi where he spoke about his writings, spirituality, and more.
In the candid interview, Robin Sharma shared that he wakes up at 5AM every day and practices MVP, which is meditation, visualization, and prayer before starting his day. When we asked him how would he define spirituality and what importance does it play in his life, he replied, “Well, MVP– meditation, visualization and prayer– I think it has so much more to do than manifesting. Meditation is scientifically proven to extend your life, it grounds us, it builds mental focus in this age of broken focus syndrome. Visualization– you mentioned athletes, most great athletes, they visualize; F1 drivers visualize, NBA stars visualize. And then P, prayer. Prayer to me is a great way to set your intentions and to do your best to live the values you want to live by.”

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Elaborating further, Robin Sharma said, “So how do I define spirituality? I think we have our egoic selves, that is the scared part of us, the insecure part of us, the human part of us. The egoic self is what’s in it for me, the egoic self is how can I fit into the tribe and society, how can I be liked online and offline, the egoic self is how can I keep myself small so I don’t live my dreams and get hurt. And then I think we have a higher power and that’s not necessarily God or the universe, I believe our higher powers just are our better selves. I talk about it in my book ‘The 5AM Club’ and some of these protocols in my other books. It’s really about turning down the voice of the egoic self and listening to the silent whispers of your stronger self, that’s the part of you that has the instinct to build a business or build a better life.
“The truer part of you knows to be loving, kind, decent, and ethical! And so, spirituality for me is: Number one, getting to know who you truly are, underneath the layers of doubt, fear, scaredness and the hypnosis of society giving us these programs to be limited and not loving, and not daring, and not be great leaders. Spirituality also to me is about living for something bigger than yourself. Think about Mahatma Gandhi, I know you know this but, he died with under 10 possessions. I’ve been to Mother Teresa’s mission in Calcutta and I saw her bedroom– she had nothing in there, just a bed and a wooden desk. And so, spirituality is getting to a place where you devote your life to something bigger than yourself. That doesn’t mean you have to be Mother Teresa or Mahatma Gandhi! It means if you’re a rickshaw driver, you say ‘Okay, I’m making a living but I’m also going to find a way to leave people better than I found them and that’s going to be my mission’. So that to me is spirituality,” he said.
Robin Sharma also said that spirituality to him is living your values and life to the fullest. “And the final thing I’d say, spirituality is living your values. Not just reading a book about living your values and being the kind of person you know in your quiet moments you want to be. Spirituality is very practical; it has to do with leadership. Spirituality is ‘Okay, here’s the person I want to be as a leader, a human being, and here’s the life I want to create’. Then you put down your phone and social media and you go out there and live it every day. One philosopher in India said ‘Let your life be your message’,” the author told us.
Robin Sharma is best known for his international bestseller ‘The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari’, which has inspired millions of readers worldwide. His upcoming book ‘Wealth Money Can’t Buy’ is expected to release in April 2024.
What role does spirituality play in your life and how does it help you? Tell us in the comments below.

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Pentagon says Somali pirates likely behind seizure of commercial ship near Yemen


Attackers who seized a commercial ship in the Gulf of Aden this weekend appear to have been Somali pirates, the Defense Department’s top spokesman told reporters at the Pentagon Monday.

A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer and allied ships belonging to a counter-piracy task force on Sunday responded to a distress call from the crew of the Central Park, which had been boarded by five armed individuals, Pentagon press secretary Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder said on Monday.

“They attempted to access the crew cabin. The crew, essentially, were able to lock themselves into a safe haven. These individuals attempted to access and take control of the ship,” he said.

The U.S. and coalition ships arrived on scene and demanded release of the vessel, according to U.S. Central Command.

“When the combined task force responded, they essentially fled,” Ryder said.

In an undated photo released by Zodiac Maritime, the tanker Central Park is seen. Attackers seized the tanker linked to Israel off the coast of Aden, Yemen, on Nov. 26, 2023, authorities said. While no group immediately claimed responsibility, it comes as at least two other maritime attacks in recent days have been linked to the Israel-Hamas war.

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A “visit board search and seizure” (VBSS) team from the USS Mason gave chase and fired warning shots at the fleeing assailants, who surrendered and were detained. The VBSS team then boarded the Central Park to clear the vessel and ensure the crew was safe, according to Ryder. The five are currently aboard the USS Mason, he said.

PHOTO: The guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) steams away from the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO 188) after completing an underway replenishment-at-sea in the Atlantic Ocean, July 17, 2021.

The guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) steams away from the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO 188) after completing an underway replenishment-at-sea in the Atlantic Ocean, July 17, 2021.

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Ryder said there were three Chinese navy ships in the area of the Central Park, but they did not respond to the commercial vessel’s distress call.

“Supposedly, those ships are there as part of a counter-piracy mission, but they did not respond,” he said.

PHOTO: The guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt’s (DDG 80) visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team rides on a rigid-hull inflatable boat during VBSS operations.

The guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt’s (DDG 80) visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team rides on a rigid-hull inflatable boat during VBSS operations. Roosevelt, deployed as part of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group, is supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.

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About an hour and 40 minutes after U.S. forces boarded the Central Park to check on its crew, two ballistic missiles were fired from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen “toward the general location” of the Mason and Central Park, which were still near each other, according to Central Command.

The Mason tracked the projectiles, but did not need to take defensive measures, as they fell into the Gulf of Aden about 10 nautical miles from the ships, according to defense officials.

PHOTO: Marines assigned to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer climb aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason from a rigid-hull inflatable boat during a visit, board, search and seizure exercise.

Marines assigned to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (13th MEU) embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) climb aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) from a rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) during a visit, board, search and seizure exercise.

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“It is not clear at this time what they were targeting,” Ryder said of the missiles.

The two incidents do not seem to be directly related, a U.S. defense official told ABC News on Monday.

The ship seizure was “clearly a piracy-related incident,” according to Ryder, who said that while the U.S. continues to assess the situation, “we know that they’re not Houthi.”

Earlier this month, Iran-backed Houthi militants downed an American Reaper drone as it was flying in international airspace near Yemen, a U.S. defense official said at the time.

“We can confirm that a U.S. military MQ-9 remotely-piloted aircraft was shot down off the coast of Yemen by Houthi forces,” the official said.

Meanwhile, other Iran-backed groups have launched at least 73 drone and rocket attacks against U.S. troops based in Iraq and Syria since mid-October, after the Hamas terror attack on Israel. At least 70 American service members have been injured in this ongoing spate of attacks, the last three of which occurred on Thanksgiving, according to U.S. defense officials.

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Portland public school classes resume after first-ever teachers strike


More than 40,000 Oregon students returned to classes Monday for the first time this month as Portland teachers ended the longest U.S. teachers strike in 2023.

Over the weekend, Portland Public Schools (PPS), the largest school district in the state, reached a tentative agreement to end the more than three-week strike that started on Nov. 1. However, the $175 million contract agreement still needs to be approved by the union as classes resume.

“This contract is a watershed moment for Portland students, families, and educators,” Portland Association of Teachers (PAT) President Angela Bonilla said in a statement to ABC News. “Educators walked picket lines alongside families, students, and allies — and because of that, our schools are getting the added investment they need,” Bonilla added.

Portland Association of Teachers rally with parents, students and community members at the Metro Building in SE Portland, Monday evening, Nov. 20.

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Veteran teacher Tiffany Koyama Lane was swarmed by her third grade students and parents when she returned to Sunnyside Environmental School today.

“I walked out this morning – as did every other teacher at my school – and like, the families and kids cheered and started crying and like, tackled me in like one giant group hug,” Koyama Lane told ABC News. “The magnitude of the community showing up so strongly. That’s something that I’m still sitting with and processing – like it was – it was really beautiful.”

The city’s first-ever strike lasted 11 instructional days when factoring in weekends and holidays. After months of negotiations, Portland’s nearly 4,000 educators received “key wins” for mental health support, smaller class sizes and cost of living compensation increases, according to the statement.

Oregon Education Association (OEA) President Reed Scott-Schwalbach called the tentative agreement “historic.”

“This is a transformative deal that will improve the lives of students in Portland and have far-reaching positive effects for our students across the rest of the state,” Scott-Schwalbach wrote.

In recent strikes across the nation, teachers have demanded fair wages and called attention to other grievances included in the negotiations, like guaranteed planning time. Many teachers have said their prep periods were stripped from them due to a massive teaching shortage during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Portland’s teachers also agreed to a roughly 14% overall pay raise over three years, $20 million dollars for classroom renovations and a first-ever contract article dedicated to special education.

Posting to X (formally known as Twitter), Suzanne Bonamici, D-Oregon, said post-pandemic teaching remains a challenge as more students have greater academic and social needs. The proposed agreement “fairly compensates PPS teachers and gives them the resources and support they need to provide their students with a path to success,” Bonamici added.

Students and teachers will make up the missed class time over winter break and throughout the new year.

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IPL 2024 retentions: Hardik Pandya’s homecoming to Mumbai Indians


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Black Friday shopping takeaways and what they mean for the economy


Black Friday sales did gangbusters as the nation enters a holiday shopping season expected to test shoppers, who account for nearly three-quarters of U.S. economic activity.

Consumers spent a record $9.8 billion online on Black Friday, which marks a 7.5% increase over the year prior, according to Adobe Analytics.

Shopper visits, a metric used to assess in-person sales, rose 4.6% compared to a year ago — a rate nearly double the average overall increase in foot traffic so far this year, retail data firm Sensormatic Solutions said.

Even more, consumers are expected to spend between $12 billion and $12.4 billion on Cyber Monday, which would make it the biggest online shopping day ever recorded, Adobe Analytics said.

A significant reduction of inflation over the past year has delivered some relief for consumers. At the same time, they’ve been squeezed by a decline in savings built up during the pandemic and a spike in borrowing costs for loans like credit cards and mortgages.

“The Christmas buying season got off to a good start, as Black Friday sales appear to be strong,” Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, told ABC News. “Consumers are hanging tough.”

A host of key indicators bode well for consumers as the holiday season takes hold. The unemployment rate stands near a 50-year low, wage growth outpaces inflation and savings have been resilient for upper- and middle-income households, Zandi said.

The U.S. economy grew at an annualized pace of 4.9% over three months ending in September, more than doubling growth in the previous quarter and rebuking worries about a possible recession, a government report last month showed.

Black Friday sales data suggests that the good times for consumers may continue for the remainder of the year, Zandi said.

“While Black Friday isn’t always a good guide to overall Christmas sales, this is a good sign,” he noted.

Still, potential pitfalls remain for consumers and, by extension, the U.S. economy, Simeon Siegel, a retail analyst at BMO Financial Group, told ABC News.

Leon Smith walks out of a Best Buy store after buying a television during Black Friday shopping, Nov. 24, 2023, in Charlotte, N.C.

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Credit card debt climbed to a record high in the third quarter of 2023, surging nearly 5% from the previous quarter and leaving a growing share of borrowers late on payments, a Federal Reserve report earlier this month showed.

The growing debt has emerged alongside a spike in borrowing costs for loans from credit cards to mortgages that stems from interest rate hikes from the Federal Reserve.

Since last year, the Fed has raised its benchmark interest rate at the fastest pace in more than two decades, seeking to slash price hikes by slowing the economy and reducing consumer demand.

In theory, the economy should eventually falter as it becomes more expensive for businesses and consumers to borrow. The job market, for instance, remains robust but has slowed in recent months.

Broad economic trends offer ample “reason to be concerned,” Siegel said. He noted, however, that Black Friday sales appeared to dispel fears of a worst-case scenario for consumers.

“The question was, ‘Is it going to be such an overhang that it closes the cash registers and keeps people from going online and in stores?'” Siegel said. “The retailers’ response would suggest that it was not.”

Rosy inferences from the data deserve a note of caution, Siegel said. Consumers often spend during the holidays, even if it means shopping beyond their means, Siegel added, making Black Friday sales an imperfect shorthand for consumer health.

“The holidays have gotten off to a good start,” Siegel said. “What you and I can see from revenues is what people spent. But what we can’t see is what they have in their bank accounts.”

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Rohit Bal Heath Update & News: Ace fashion designer Rohit Bal on ventilator support: Report |


Fashion designer Rohit Bal is on ventilator support and his health condition is critical, reports have said. His health condition has declined due to a pre-existing cardiac condition, and currently, he is admitted to Delhi NCR’s Medanta Hospital.
Rohit had suffered from a massive heart attack 13 years before. He had undergone angioplasty back then.
The 62-year-old has been in poor health condition due to several reasons including alcohol abuse.He has been in and out of rehab and hospitals for the same. As per reports, his old friend Arjun Rampal has visited him in the hospital.
“Gudda is in very bad shape. He was almost dead in November. The doctors had to flush out alcohol and sleeping pills from his system when his friends took him to the hospital,” a close friend of Rohit Bal told HT City a few months back.

What is angioplasty?

Angioplasty is a medical procedure used to treat narrowed or blocked blood vessels, typically coronary arteries supplying the heart. It is often performed in the context of coronary artery disease. During angioplasty, a catheter with a deflated balloon at its tip is inserted into the narrowed artery. Once in place, the balloon is inflated, compressing the plaque or fatty deposits against the artery walls, widening the vessel, and restoring blood flow. In some cases, a stent—a small, mesh-like tube—is placed to keep the artery open.
Angioplasty is commonly employed to relieve symptoms of angina, enhance blood flow to the heart muscle, and reduce the risk of heart attacks. It is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional open-heart surgery. The procedure is often performed in a catheterization laboratory (cath lab) under local anesthesia and with the guidance of imaging technologies such as fluoroscopy.
While angioplasty is generally safe and effective, it is crucial for patients to follow post-procedure care guidelines, including medications and lifestyle modifications, to maintain improved blood flow and reduce the risk of further arterial narrowing.
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