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Environmentalists farmers stake sides in Saskatchewans carbon tax challenge

first_imgREGINA — Sixteen interveners from across Canada are getting a say this week in Saskatchewan’s legal challenge of Ottawa’s federal carbon tax. Here’s a look at some of the groups and their arguments:Indigenous groups: Alberta’s Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation says a federal carbon tax is constitutionally necessary because climate change has an impact on the treaty rights of northern Indigenous peoples. The Assembly of First Nations says regulating carbon emissions is a national concern and Ottawa is “constitutionally bound” to mitigate the effects of climate change for First Nations people and their territories.Attorney generals of Ontario and New Brunswick: They argue the federal government is upsetting the balance of power between Ottawa and the provinces. They believe the federal government doesn’t meet the criteria needed to act under the authority of a “national concern” by imposing a carbon tax.United Conservative Party of Alberta: Alberta’s official Opposition says if the court agrees with Ottawa that greenhouse gas emissions are a national concern, the federal government’s jurisdiction will expand and leave Alberta unable to develop its own programs.Attorney general of British Columbia: The province already charges a carbon price. B.C. argues it already suffers from the effects of climate change and the province’s industries could be at a competitive disadvantage without a national carbon price. It says its cement industry has already been affected.Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission and the David Suzuki Foundation: They say reducing carbon emissions are a national concern that requires immediate action. “If it is not a matter of national concern, it is difficult to imagine what kind of transboundary pollution problem ever would be,” says a factum filed by the commission.Environmentalists: A coalition of environmental groups cites international commitments made by Canada to cut emissions. It also argues Ottawa’s actions are constitutional because Canada is obliged to uphold the “right to life, liberty and security of the person” under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.Canadian Taxpayers Federation: The non-profit group advocates for low taxes and says a carbon tax is ineffective at reducing emissions, threatens energy affordability and violates the principle of “no taxation without representation.”Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan: The group’s president says farmers will be unable to recoup the costs created by a carbon tax. Todd Lewis says the provincial government better recognizes the efforts farmers have already made to reduce their carbon footprint.SaskPower and SaskEnergy: The Crown corporations say carbon pricing will make their operations more expensive and those costs will be passed on to consumers. Both believe a federally imposed carbon tax attempts to regulate them.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Iqaluit resident applauds new transgender protection

first_imgKent Driscoll APTN National NewsNunavut has just passed an amendment to its human rights act giving transgender people greater protection.APTN spoke to one of the major motivations for this amendments, an Iqaluit resident who now feels better protected at home.“I feel more like a citizen of Nunavut,” said Kieran Drachenberg of the amendment.kdriscoll@aptn.calast_img

UNICEF faces a 50 million shortfall in aid to victims of Pakistani

The agency said it continues to provide assistance to the victims of the floods that submerging almost one-fifth of the country, disrupted the lives of some 20 million people, claimed 2,000 lives and destroyed 1.6 million homes across the provinces of Baluchistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Sindh.UNICEF said it had provided clean drinking water daily to 5.1 million people; vaccinated 11.7 million children for polio and 10.4 million children for measles; screened over two million children under five for malnutrition; established temporary learning centres for almost 300,000 children; supported child-friendly spaces for close to 400,000 children; and provided 761,000 children with school supplies to allow them to continue their education and recover more quickly from the disaster.“The impact of the floods will continue to be felt for years to come, especially by children who are the most vulnerable to the impacts of disaster,” the agency said. “When displaced children and their families returned to their areas of origin, they found homes, livelihoods, and infrastructure – including health facilities and almost 10,000 schools – damaged or destroyed.”“The floods also exposed an existing tragedy of chronic malnutrition, unhealthy sanitation practices, low primary school enrolment, especially for girls, and child protection issues,” UNICEF said. “New and continued assistance is required to ensure that flood-affected children and families do not enter a downward spiral of increasing vulnerability.”“If children remain untreated for malnutrition, for example, they are more susceptible to disease as well as life-long stunting and cognitive impairment.”According to the agency’s press statement, “UNICEF faces a shortfall of almost $50 million to meet the critical early recovery needs of flood-affected children and families. The major areas of under-funding are in water, sanitation and hygiene, education, and health.” In addition, $6.2 million is needed for nutrition interventions due to the continued humanitarian levels of malnutrition. 29 July 2011A year after devastating monsoon floods hit Pakistan, for which the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched one of its largest operations, the agency today reported it faces a shortfall of more than $50 million to meet the continuing critical needs of the country’s children. read more

Supreme Court issues interim order against increase in VAT

The Supreme Court has issued an interim order against the increase in the Value Added Tax (VAT).

First members of UN humanitarian mission leave for Haiti

“An inter-agency team, comprising representatives from the World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP), is scheduled to assess needs in Gonaïves and Hinche today – if security conditions allow,” UN spokesman Fred Eckhard told journalists in New York.Representatives of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said, meanwhile, that Haitian farmers might be unable to sell their harvests and earn money to buy essential food. In yesterday’s emergency humanitarian appeal for $35 million, FAO included $4 million to help improve food security and meet the food needs of some 3 million people.In a separate development, the Secretary-General, in his address yesterday to both Houses of the Canadian Parliament, made a special plea for a long-term commitment to Haiti. “Half-hearted efforts of the past have been insufficient,” he said. “We cannot afford to fail this time.”At a subsequent news conference, which followed his meeting with Prime Minister Paul Martin, Mr. Annan said the commitment to Haiti could be needed for at least 10 years.He also said the Security Council, in passing a 29 February resolution whose preamble said the Council had taken note of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s resignation, had acted on the basis of a letter of resignation and the transfer of power to Haiti’s Chief Justice.The Council had determined that a multinational force was needed because of the volatility in the country, Mr. Annan said. read more

Tech company Sandvine reports Q2 profit of US44M on higher revenues

by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 10, 2014 7:06 am MDT Tech company Sandvine reports Q2 profit of US$4.4M on higher revenues WATERLOO, Ont. – Tech company Sandvine reported a higher second-quarter net profit of US$4.4 million with revenues from its global customers increasing 26 per cent.Sandvine says its revenues were $29.7 million, compared with $23.5 million year-over-year for its services that help cable and mobile phone companies manage their network traffic.The company earned 28 cents per diluted share, compared with $900,000, or less than a penny, in the same quarter last year.The Waterloo, Ont., company also says it gained seven new customers in the quarter.Sandvine’s (TSX:SVC) services are used in more than 250 networks in over 90 countries, serving hundreds of millions of data subscribers globally.It says that if the current economic and political climate in Argentina continues or deteriorates, it may negatively impact its financial results. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

YouTube user convicted of hate crime over pet dogs Nazi salutes fined

“This sets a very dangerous precedent because the court is deciding what people can say.”Ross Brown, defending, said: “This court made Mark Meechan a criminal. Up until this point he was a man who had no involvement with the law.”He considered himself a liberal man. To be branded a criminal is a punishment.”The difficulty it seems is that he was someone who enjoyed shock humour, both giving receiving it, and went about his life under the impression that he lived in a jurisdiction which gave him the right to fully express himself.”This was not the perception Police Scotland had on receiving a notice that the video had been posted online.”He added: “Mark Meechan does not want to go to jail but is prepared to do so so he remains true to his belief that freedom of expression is at the very core of our democracy.” A YouTube prankster who was convicted of a hate crime after filming a pet dog giving Nazi salutes and putting the footage on the internet has been fined £800.Mark Meechan, 30, recorded his girlfriend’s pug, Buddha, responding to statements such as ‘gas the Jews’ and ‘Sieg Heil’ by raising its paw.But after complaints about the content, police were called in and he was arrested for allegedly committing a hate crime by uploading the footage on to the popular video sharing website in April 2016.Meechan, of Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, insisted he made the video to annoy his girlfriend Suzanne Kelly, 29, but was convicted under the Communications Act after a trial at Airdrie Sheriff Court.Sheriff Derek O’Carroll found him guilty of posting a video on social media and YouTube which was grossly offensive because it was ‘anti-semitic and racist in nature’ and was aggravated by religious prejudice.The original clip had been viewed more than three million times on YouTube and sparked debate over free speech with comedians Ricky Gervais and David Baddiel defending Meechan.But Meechan has now walked free after being fined by Sheriff O’Carroll. Mark Meechan taught his girlfriend's dog to give a Nazi salute Mark Meechan (right) arrives at Airdrie Sheriff Court for sentencing after he was found guilty of an offence under the Communications Act for posting a YouTube video of a dog giving Nazi salutesCredit:PA “You knew or must have known of the risk that the video, especially the repeated use of the command phrase “Gas the Jews” together with Nazi imagery, was liable to cause gross offence to Jewish people.“The social work report on you is important. It is very favourable to you and, leaving aside the circumstances of this offence, shows you to have led a generally pro-social life thus far. It also shows that you have learned a certain amount from your experiences and that you are of low risk of reoffending.“In these circumstances, I rule out a custodial sentence and therefore any alternative to a custodial sentence. You have a certain amount of income and other resources according to the reports. I now fine you the sum of £800.” Mark Meechan (right) arrives at Airdrie Sheriff Court for sentencing after he was found guilty of an offence under the Communications Act for posting a YouTube video of a dog giving Nazi salutes Speaking outside court, where he was cheered by around 100 supporters including far right activist Tommy Robinson, Meechan said: “I’m not going to pay the fine because we are going to appeal. “The Crown contention is that the inclusion of the dog is an attempt to muddy the waters around him making, producing and posting the video.
“He says that he knows the context of the video but in a criminal court in Scotland he does not decide the context of anything, the court decides the context.”In the video the dog is seen perking up when it hears the statements and appears to lift its paw to the ‘Sieg Heil’ command in the video and is also filmed watching a rally led by Hitler at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.Sheriff O’Carroll had earlier told the court he did not believe Meechan had made the video only to annoy his girlfriend and ruled it was anti-Semitic.Fining Meechan, he said: “You deliberately chose the Holocaust as the theme of the video. You purposely used the command “Gas the Jews” as the centrepiece of what you called the entire joke, surrounding the “Gas the Jews” centrepiece with Nazi imagery and the Seig Heil command so there could be no doubt what historical events you were referring to.”I also found it proved that the video contained anti-Semitic, and racist material, in that it explicitly and exclusively referred to Jews, the Holocaust and the role of the Nazis in the death of six million Jews in a grossly offensive manner. You knew or must have known that. Mark Meechan taught his girlfriend’s dog to give a Nazi saluteCredit:Press Team Prosecutors had earlier asked for Meechan to be convicted and branded the video ‘an odious criminal act that was dressed up to look like a joke.’The depute fiscal added: “He is a highly intelligent and articulate individual, we are not dealing with some callow youth who is inexperienced with what is going on in the world. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Chinese Ministry of Commerce has announced rare earth export quota allocations for

first_imgAvalon Rare Metals has issued an Industry Bulletin, which reports on the December 27, 2011 announcement by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce on the first round of allocations of rare earth export quotas for 2012. The announcement stated generally that, “In order to protect international demand and maintain the basic stability of rare earth supplies, the total export quotas for 2012 and 2011 will be basically the same.” The first round of quota allocations (totalling 24,904 t of rare earth oxides) will represent 80% of the quota allocations for 2012; which implies that the total for the coming year will be 31,130 t of rare earths, slightly higher than for 2011. The  summary of annual export quotas, as they have been declared over the past eight years, shows they have stabilised over the past two yearsreversing a six-year trend of reduced annual quotas going back to 2005, when the figure was 65,609 t. Interestingly, this year’s announcement differs from previous years by providing a full-year target quota rather than six month quotas and by defining separate quota allocations for light rare earth elements (LREs) and medium / heavy rare earth elements (MREs/HREs), evidently in an effort to better balance the export market.The Ministry also introduced a new approach to allocating the quotas designed to encourage improved environmental practice amongst producers. Some of the annual allocations are being made only on a provisional basis subject to meeting new pollution control regulations, by July 2012. Companies that fail to meet the new requirements will apparently have their quotas re-allocated to other companies. It is currently expected that sometime during the summer of 2012, details of which companies will be allocated the remaining 20% of quotas will be released.Reaction to the announcement from industry watchers has been mixed. Gareth Hatch, co-founder of Technology Metals Research, notes,”The industry is well aware that the significant price increases for individual rare earth products were key in eroding demand over 2011, with lanthanum- and cerium-based products seeing the largest declines in demand. It is possible that the authorities in China see prices falling much further than the recent decreases that we’ve seen, to such low levels that the demand for exports will return to 2009/2010 levels, which would “fill out” the 2012 quota allocations.” His detailed commentary can be found at analysts and writers are divided on the reasons behind the rise in the export quota, with some suggesting China was bowing to pressure from trading partners, and others suggesting it was a response to China’s domestic economic slowdown.China’s control over global rare-earth supply, and its actions over the past six years in reducing its export quotas while global REE demand grew, has caused a surge in prices over the past two years.Pierre Neatby, Avalon’s Vice President, Sales and Marketing notes that, “Thirty-thousand t/y is the number the Chinese have been saying is a good number for the next few years. The lower quota in the first half may in part be due to the Chinese wanting to stop the price slide. While it can be expected that these export quotas could likely lead to continued near-term pricing pressures on rare earths, even at much lower rare earth prices, we are confident that the longer-term outlook for the overall industry remains bright, especially for the more scarce heavy rare earths.”last_img read more

Apple switches to tamperresistant screws for iPhone

first_imgWe have all seen several images of dissected Apple iPhones over the years as hackers and enthusiasts try to discover the inner workings of Apple’s creation, or just want to fix an issue that would normally cost hundreds of dollars to repair officially.Well it seems that Apple is a little tired of this and is looking to slowly replace the existing Phillips screws with a set of new tamper-resistant screws for all iPhone models. We say new, but according to iFixit the screws have already been used in some of its Macbook range and in non-US phones since 2009.The main reasons for the change is that Apple want it to be a lot harder for people to take apart and mess about with the internals of the phone. The screw won’t be based on a standard Torx security screw, rather Apple is calling it a “Pentalobular” design which is similar to the aforementioned Torx screw yet it has five points instead of six and they have rounder edges.At the time of its release there was no screwdriver currently available that could have worked with the screw, and if you could get one it would be very expensive. However, the guys over at iFixit have a solution with a pack they like to call the “iPhone 4 Liberation Kit” ($9.99) which contains a pack of standard Phillips screws and a hacked screw driver that has been re-engineered to fit the new type of screws.The above will then allow you to remove the new screws and replace them with the standard Phillips ones (they don’t recommend you use the hacked screwdriver for repeated use, hence the reason for replacing the new screws with the older ones).Read more at the iFixit Bloglast_img read more

35 years of Fronditha

first_imgFronditha Care celebrated 35 years of contribution to the community at Stars International last Sunday. The tireless effort of the community, past presidents, staff and volunteers was highlighted as contributing to the success of the service Fronditha Care provides to the elderly.Mike Zafiropoulos, president of Fronditha Care, said the relationship between Fronditha Care and the Greek community of Melbourne, Newcastle and the rest of Australia has enabled them to, “build a wonderful legacy of service. “Fronditha Care has a strong tradition of providing high quality, culturally appropriate residential and community service,” Mr Zafiropoulos told those in attendance adding, “…without any doubt these services are valuable and much needed in our community. “Since our humble beginnings 35 years ago, we have grown to be a major provider in the aged services sector.”In 35 years, Fronditha Care has – with the support of the Greek community – built four residential facilities in Melbourne and one facility in Newcastle. They are currently rebuilding their facility in Thornbury and have plans to redevelop and rebuild their very first facility in Clayton. The community services department has evolved and grown over the past 35 years enabling them to provide significant support for the elderly living at home in the community.Mr Zafiropoulos paid special tribute to the volunteers “who have been so generous with their giving to Fronditha – their time, money but more importantly their love and care for our elderly. Without them we would not have been able to accomplish the mission set out by our founders”. He also paid tribute to the major benefactors and generous donors throughout the years stating that their financial support has enabled Fronditha to be, “established as a quality aged care provider and to grow and continue to respond to the changing needs of our community”.Certificates of commendation were also handed out to those who made a significant contribution to the community service. Bank of Cyprus donated $5000 to Fronditha Care on the day. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Mike and Maria Kanellis announce they are having a baby

first_img September 28, 2017 at 2:15 am Alexa Bliss shows off her new tattoos, Zelina Vega pays tribute to the late singer Aaliyah Twitter September 25, 2017 at 5:44 pm September 25, 2017 at 3:07 pm Videos Articles Velvet Sky Google+ Roman Reigns is in Remission 5 COMMENTS TheCyberZon WhatsApp Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR goddessroleplay Now Playing Up Next September 25, 2017 at 3:02 pm WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter *Kanellises* Now Playing Up Next Carmella speaks out on a recent health scare has caused her to miss time from WWE center_img WWE star Peyton Royce shares photo from Honeymoon with AEW star Shawn Spears Goo for him and her. Now Playing Up Next Well all right! A little more good news to brighten up this miserably dark year of wrestling. Now Playing Up Next Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:25 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list September 28, 2017 at 2:17 am Is WWE Losing Its Audience? TheCyberZon Congrats kinellises Maria Kanellis announced on Instagram on Monday that she is 13 weeks pregnant, explaining the sudden absence of both Mike and Maria from WWE television.Maria revealed they had put plans on hold regarding having a child and stated she fully intends on returning to WWE TV after the birth when she gets an okay from doctors.“Mike has wanted children for a long time (he is gonna be a very good daddy) and my biological clock just recently started ticking!! Timing is everything and now is our perfect time for family. As far as the future… WWE is and has been my dream job and I plan on coming back with my doctor’s approval after the baby is born and get’s plenty of mommy time. But, until then, I will be posting my REAL updates on my social media accounts.” also covered the news this afternoon.You can check out her full Instagram post below. First Maryse and now Maria? What is up with these pregnancies? Congratulations Maria! Christopher Ellis Facebook Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Cameron Huff Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Comments are closed.last_img read more

Police arrest 2 inside unoccupied Miami Beach apartment

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Police arrested two people who were inside an unoccupied apartment in Miami Beach.Miami Beach Police responded to a report of suspicious people at the apartment along Northeast 19th Street and Marseille Drive, Monday morning.That’s when police found the two suspected burglars. Officials struggled with one subject and several shots were fired, but no one was hit.Both subjects were then arrested and the charges range from burglary to resisting arrest.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Philo brings its 20 streaming TV service to Android

first_img Home Entertainment Media Streamers News • AT&T misses on revenue, loses more DirecTV Now customers Post a comment Review • Live TV streamer is stronger on channels, weaker on DVR 0 Philo is expanding its TV streaming service to Android.  Philo Philo, the $20 per month streaming TV service, is heading to Android. After previously being limited to iOS, TV platforms and in web browsers the company announced Wednesday that it is finally adding a native Android app. The new app will be free to download in the Google Play store and for Amazon’s Fire tablets. Similar to AT&T Watch TV and Sling TV, Philo offers a limited assortment of largely cable TV channels for a significant discount compared to larger packages such as YouTube TV, DirecTV Now and Hulu with live TV. While the service offers a host of Viacom channels like BET, MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central — plus AMC and the Food Network — there are no AT&T-owned Turner channels like CNN or TNT, no Comcast-owned channels such as USA or CNBC and no Disney-owned channels like ESPN, FX or the Disney Channel. The service also lacks broadcast channels ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox. (Editors’ note: CNET is owned by CBS.)For those who don’t need those channels, however, Philo does include unlimited DVR and the ability to watch on up to three devices at once for that $20 monthly price. center_img Tags DirecTV Now Share your voice Amazon AT&Tlast_img read more

Juneau Resident In Paris During Attack On Charlie Hebdo Magazine

first_imgJuneau resident Henry DeCherney arrived in Paris on Monday as part of an extended holiday traveling in Europe. He was there for Wednesday’s attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine that left 12 dead and today’s dual hostage situation, which killed four. The two main suspects in Wednesday’s attack and an associate were killed as well. Download Audiolast_img

CM wants Revenue Act to root out graft

first_imgHyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao discussed the new reforms being contemplated in the proposed Revenue Act to offer a corrupt-free and transparent government beneficial to people and farmers of the state. The CM instructed Collectors to prepare an action plan for revival of the forests all over the State and get going at the earliest. CM personally demonstrated to the Collectors on Wednesday the forest revival programme being implemented at Singayapalli, Nentur and Komatibanda falling in his constituency limits. He chaired a key session at Komatibanda to discuss on the three Acts — Municipal, Panchayat Raj and the proposed new Revenue Act. Also Read – Techie strangled to death in Hyderabad Advertise With Us The CM explained to them the need to overhaul the existing Revenue Act to make it more effective. KCR is understood to have briefed them about the task given earlier to Nalsar, Hyderabad, to go through Revenue Laws comprehensively. In all, Nalsar identified there are 150 laws in Revenue alone, some of which were outdated and needed to be modified, he stressed. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us One such law is RoR (Record of Rights) that comes into the picture in the mutation process and it needs to be revisited again, Rao said. The CM also discussed at length about powers vested with the Tahasildars and whether some of them like Pattadar passbooks distribution could be transferred to RDO or JC. The Chief Minister also sought opinions and inputs of Collectors and senior officials on the new Revenue Act. He also stressed on effective implementation of the new Panchayat Raj and Municipal Acts for ensuring progress and development of villages and towns in a big way. Advertise With Us Further, the CM wanted the Collectors to take inspiration from forest revival implemented in Gajwel and implement the model in their respective districts to boost the green cover in a big way. If the social forestry helps to reduce temperatures in the residential areas, forest development would bring in a change in the atmosphere and help bring in more rains and helping the cause of biodiversity, the CM felt.last_img read more

Radhika Apte makes honest confession about falling in love with many people

first_imgRadhika ApteInstagramNot many people would know that Radhika Apte had tied the knot with her long-time boyfriend Benedict Taylor, a London-based musician, in 2012, one year after the release of her debut film Shor In My City. The couple had been balancing their long-distance marriage by taking out some time to meet each other. However, the Sacred Games actress recently confessed that she believes falling in love with many people.When Neha Dhupia asked Radhika about the ‘temptations’ on-sets on BFFs with Vogue – Season 3, Radhika admitted that she gets tempted to people adding that one doesn’t have to be an actor to be tempted.Talking about her philosophy around love, Radhika said in a statement, “I believe in falling in love with many people. I love too many people at the time also on various levels and in various ways. Like how I could love dancing and acting, why can’t I love you and you in different ways? So I don’t punish myself or tell myself ‘Oh my God, what happened’.”She further added, “In life, you meet so many people and there are so many wonderful people and you get tempted. Sometimes it’s a physical attraction, sometimes it’s just admiration and that can be very potent also and I think that’s beautiful. Why would you not address that aspect of your life?”For the uninitiated, Radhika and Benedict had met through common friends eight years ago. They hit it off and soon culminated their relationship into marriage. It was a registered marriage.In her earlier interview, Radhika had said that either she flies off to London or her husband comes to India to meet her. She said that they are committed to being together for a few days every month and sometimes they cancel their other plans to make that happen. And Radhika says that monogamy is a choice and compulsion.”Monogamy or being with one person has to be a choice made every day. It can’t be a compulsion. I need to make that choice every day, wake up and say this is the person I want to be with.” She said she is lucky to have a husband like Benedict Taylor, ” Radhika Apte said on Neha Dhupia’s show.Radhika also addressed a rumour about her which stated that she was dating Tusshar Kapoor. She said that it was not true.last_img read more