a month agoTwo Liverpool fans assaulted in Naples

first_imgTwo Liverpool fans assaulted in Naplesby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTwo Liverpool fans were assaulted prior to the Champions League clash with Napoli on Tuesday.Both fans were assaulted before kick-off but were able to attend the game.The police statement read: “At around 6pm local time (5pm GMT), it was reported a number of males on scooters approached the fans at a bar in the city before assaulting them.”Two men from the UK, aged 26 and 46, sustained superficial cuts and grazes to the head and were treated at the scene before continuing to attend the match.”Local police are aware and Merseyside Police are working with police colleagues in Naples to assist in the policing of the Champions League fixture.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Here’s Who Skip Bayless, Stephen A. Smith Are Picking To Win The NCAA Tournament

first_imgSkip Bayless and Steven A. Smith discuss who will win the NCAA tournament.bayless smith ncaa tournament picksSkip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith may be 1-seeds in our 64 Most Annoying People In Sports Media bracket, but it’s also true that they have a very highly-rated morning show on ESPN. Earlier this week, the duo made their NCAA Tournament picks – and neither picked a 1-seed to cut down the nets.That being said, they did pick big programs. Bayless took a shot on 4-seed Kentucky relying on talent to make its way through the tournament. Bayless cited Tom Izzo’s experience, taking Michigan State. You can view the segment below.Do you agree with either? Or will another team be winning it all in early April?last_img read more

Sustainable land management

first_imgLand degradation and desertification are some of the greatest environmental challenges for the world in light of climate change, rapidly growing population and increasing demand for food, fibre and biomass energy. As the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says, land “provides the principal basis for human livelihoods and well-being, including the supply of food, freshwater and multiple other ecosystem services, as well as biodiversity.” Also Read – A special kind of bondBut the problem of land degradation and desertification is acute in Asia and Africa. Under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 15.3, a land degradation-neutral world by 2030 would not only depend upon the success of Africa and Asia to combat it, but the overall success would be critically determined by the success in achieving them in the two continents. UN agencies and the scientific community have been in a continuous discourse on identifying and generating empirical and scientific methods for monitoring, assessing and reporting the progress on land degradation and desertification. Also Read – Insider threat managementIn Asian countries, the degraded areas mainly include the deserts of China mainland, India, Iran, Mongolia and Pakistan; the sand dunes of Central Asia; the steeply eroded mountain slopes of Nepal; and the deforested and overgrazed high-lands of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. Asia holds almost 60 per cent of the world’s population. Of this, nearly 70 per cent live in rural areas and depend directly on land and land-based ecosystem services. As a result, Asia is most severely affected by land degradation, desertification and drought in terms of the number of people. In Africa too, the situation is alarming. Agenda 2063 – Africa’s blueprint for transforming the continent into a global powerhouse – talks about creating a prosperous Africa based on inclusive growth and sustainable development. The continent meeting the SDGs is in line with the aspirations of Agenda 2063. At the sixth special session of the African Ministerial Conference on Environment held in April 2016, the ministers decided to use outcomes of the Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) Initiative by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The 2015 ELD study provides a vehicle for the generation of policy-relevant information that links the biophysical aspects of land degradation with the economic drivers of change and subsequent implications for society. Africa is particularly vulnerable to soil erosion and is the most severely affected continent. Two-thirds of productive land has degraded, as per a UNCCD estimate. To achieve SDGs and to realise the aspirations of Agenda 2063, Africa needs to sustainably manage its natural resources. Desertification has affected 45 per cent of Africa’s land area, of which 55 per cent is at high or very high risk of further degradation. The socioeconomic consequences of land degradation are food insecurity, poverty, social tension, reduced availability of clean water and increased vulnerability of affected areas. Soil, especially topsoil, is an important natural resource base in the production of food, fibre and biomass energy. It takes 200 to 1,000 years to form 2.5 cm of topsoil under cropland conditions. Land degradation is causing loss of topsoil and the nutrients it contains, which, in turn, leads to reduction in crop production. Nutrient depletion from 105 million ha of cereal crop-lands in 42 African countries is causing a loss of 280 million tonnes of cereal crops a year. The economic value of this was estimated at US$ 127 billion per year by the ELD study. It shows that benefits of action against land degradation through sustainable land management are seven times higher than the costs associated in the next 15 years. Economic appraisal (cost of restoration v benefit of restoration) in the ELD Asia study indicates that if all Asian countries invest and develop sustainable land management technologies on its 487 million ha of agricultural land in the next 13 years, the total cost would be $ 1,214 billion, that is, $ 2,494 per ha. The present value of the flows of total benefits from investing in sustainable land management is estimated at $ 4,216 billion, or $ 8,663 per ha. This means Asia could create a net present value of $3,008 billion, equal to $6,169 per ha with a benefit-cost ratio of 3:5. China mainland, Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan, Iran, Myanmar, Indonesia and Japan together account for 88.34 per cent of the net present value, with the ratio ranging from 3:02 in Japan to 6:75 in China mainland. The study also indicates that investing in sustainable land management technologies and becoming agricultural land degradation-neutral by 2030 would help countries reduce the poverty gap to zero, increase the total per capita domestic food crop production to 858 kg across Asia, and result in economic growth and expansion in the agricultural sector. The drop in annual production in Asia due to topsoil loss-induced loss of NPK (nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium) amounts to 16.7 million tonnes of crops with a total value of $ 9.9 billion at the weighted average price of crops produced in the region. In other words, preventing topsoil loss-induced NPK loss would increase productivity by 0.68 per cent per year. Annual production loss due to topsoil loss-induced NPK loss is 1.31 billion tonnes or close to 53 per cent of the annual total crop production in the region. The corresponding value of this annual loss at the weighted average crop prices amounts to close to $ 732.7 billion. Thus, Asian countries need to act against topsoil loss-induced soil nutrient depletion that is aggravating agricultural land degradation. This may require investment in sustainable land management technologies on agricultural lands. For both Africa and Asia to attract investment in sustainable land management practices, the study suggests that sustainable land management is the key to control land degradation and to achieve land degradation neutrality. The benefits of action through sustainable land management to control land degradation outweighs the cost of action in all studied African countries. The net present value of action is non-negative against changes in the discount rate, prices of cereals and planning horizon. The cost of inaction measured in terms of cereal crops loss due to soil erosion-induced nutrient depletion over 15 years (2016-30) is equivalent to 12.3 per cent of the GDP of the 42 countries, as studied. Investment in sustainable land management practices will only be equivalent to 1.15 per cent of the GDP of 42 countries in Africa. The scientific data and economic analysis indicate that in addition to achieving SDG 15.3, investment in sustainable land management on agricultural land would enable most Asian countries to achieve other related SDGs as well. Moreover, results of this study have an important contribution in providing the methods, indicators, and results for measuring and reporting SDG target 15.3 and for integrating particularly the value of soil as a natural capital in the nations’ social accounting matrices. (The author is Chief Environmental Economist, United Nations Environment Programme. The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

Sun Life expects 200M onetime charge in Q4 due to US tax

first_imgTORONTO – Sun Life Financial Inc. says it will take a $200-million charge related to U.S. tax reform when it reports its fourth-quarter results.The company says the one-time hit is due to the impact of the tax changes on actuarial liabilities, deferred tax assets and liabilities and a one-time tax charge on deemed repatriation of foreign earnings.Late last year, the U.S. cut its corporate income tax rate to 21 per cent, from 35 per cent, as part of an overhaul of its tax laws.The move is expected to lift future earnings, but it also reduced the value of deferred tax assets held on company balance sheets, prompting firms to recognize one-time charges related to the change.Sun Life (TSX:SLF) estimates that it expects the lower tax rate in the U.S. will mean that the tax expense included in its 2018 underlying net income will fall by approximately $130 million.The company is expected to report its fourth-quarter results on Feb. 14.last_img read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgThe Canadian Press Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Down six cents, or 3.11 per cent to $1.87 on 22.5 million shares.Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Energy. Up $1.06, or 2.56 per cent, to $42.44 on 19.7 million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Energy. Up 17 cents, or 8.5 per cent, to $2.17 on 11 million shares.Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down 30 cents, or 4.03 per cent, to $7.14 on 9.1 million shares.Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Gold. Down 28 cents, or 6.76 per cent, to $3.86 on 8.1 million shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financials. Up one cent, or 0.05 per cent, to $19.52 on 7.8 million shares. Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (14,264.06, down 152.83 points).center_img Companies reporting major news:Home Capital Group Inc. (TSX:HCG). Down $2.48 or 15 per cent to $14. Home Capital Group says Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is reducing its stake in the mortgage lender to less than 10 per cent. Buffett’s investment firm helped restore confidence in the lender following accusations that it misled investors by acquiring a nearly 20-per-cent stake in Home Capital in 2017. Buffett says with the full repayment of the $2 billion credit line, Berkshire’s investment in Home Capital is now not of a size to justify the firm’s ongoing involvement.Royal Bank of Canada (TSX:RY). Down $1.12 or 1.2 per cent to $92.68. Royal Bank is denying a report that it was able to read, write and delete users’ messages on the social networking website Facebook. The New York Times has published a story claiming Facebook gave RBC, along with Spotify and Netflix, the ability to see private messages between its users. RBC says it was given permission to send messages to Facebook users from 2013 to 2015 when it offered a mobile app service that enabled customers to send money to their friends through the social network. It says it did not have the ability to see users’ messages.last_img read more

Poonam files nomination from Lucknow to contest against Rajnath Singh

first_imgLucknow: Samajwadi Party (SP) nominee Poonam Sinha, wife of actor-turned politician Shatrughan Sinha who had rebelled against the BJP leadership, on Thursday filed her nomination papers for the Lucknow parliamentary seat from where Union Minister Rajnath Singh is seeking re-election. Accompanied by SP MP Dimple Yadav and Shatrughan Sinha, Poonam filed her papers at the Collectorate as the candidate for the SP-BSP-RLD alliance in the seat, which goes to polls on May 6. Clad in a green saree, the SP nominee, who had joined the party two days ago, arrived at the Collectorate in the afternoon after a road show. Thursday is the last date for filing of nominations for the seat. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Her husband, Shatrughan Sinha, was present during the filing of the nomination as well as the road show, which was taken out from the party office. The road show up till the Collectorate passed through the main market of the state capital where Dimple Yadav was seen waving at the crowd carrying flags of the SP and the BSP. Sinha, who had recently quit the BJP, has joined the Congress and is contesting from the Patna Sahib seat in Bihar. The SP had Wednesday announced the candidature of Poonam Sinha from the prestigious seat. Earlier in the day, accompanied by SP leaders, Poonam Sinha had filed another set of papers at the Collectorate.last_img read more

Pochettino loves House of Cards

first_imgThe Tottenham Hotspur manager loves the Netflix TV series and compares what happens in the show to what happens in footballTalking just before Tuesday’s match between Tottenham Hotspur and PSV Eindhoven, Spurs’ manager Mauricio Pochettino believes football is sometimes like House of Cards.The Netflix TV series is famously known for its crude shown of politics.“It’s a weird season but I look so happy now because the new season of House of Cards has started,” Pochettino told ESPN.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“Yesterday I watched three episodes.”“I learn a lot from this series. I recommend it. I think it represents very well sometimes how we are. Sometimes football is so political, and it’s going in this direction,” he added.“Which character am I? I don’t know, it’s difficult to say. It’s dangerous to say this or this one. It’s fiction but it can translate to many businesses.”last_img read more

Reminder The Burn Closure Is Still In Effect

first_imgFire Crews are responding to unauthorized burns in our service area, and have issued a reminder that the burn closure still remains in effect. Original Post: All burning, including campfires and the use of charcoal grills, is prohibited, including campfires in established fire pits or rings in designated campgrounds. Devices that can be turned on and off — such as gas and pellet grills and backpacking or camp stoves that use fuel or compressed fuel canisters — are still allowed, though users are urged to be cautious with them as well. Additionally, available Alaska Division of Forestry resources are limited due to the Swan Lake Fire. So, the DOF reminds Kenai residents to remain vigilant and report any open burning. Although there was a slight amount of rain overnight (0.20 in) and the temperatures are cooler, we still have the significant potential for extreme fire behavior.center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Updated 9/4/19: Burn Closure Lifted For Kenai Peninsula. An emergency burn closure issued two weeks ago on state, private and municipal lands in the Kenai Peninsula is being rescinded effective at 8 a.m. Wednesday September 4th. Click here to read the story. Howie Kent with the Kenai/Kodiak Division of Forestry: “This is a plea from the Alaska Division of Forestry to the public to please adhere to the burn closure. Our firefighters have their hands full working to suppress and contain devastating wildfires in both the Mat-Su Valley and Kenai Peninsula. Any new fires will make that job even tougher and could put the public and firefighters at risk.” The burn closure will remain in effect until conditions moderate in the form significant rainfall.last_img read more

One Take Nick Cannon On Golden Girls Tour Buses Texting More

first_img Watch One Take With Julia Michaels Watch: One Take With Nick Cannon one-take-nick-cannon-golden-girls-tour-buses-texting-more Watch One Take With Logic Facebook Watch One Take With Anthony Hamilton Email Watch: One Take With MØ Watch One Take With Marian Hill Watch: One Take With MØ Watch One Take With Julia Michaels Watch G-Eazy Take On One Take Watch One Take With Afrojack Watch: One Take With MØ Watch: One Take With Pronoun One Take With Producer Greg Wells News One Take With Singer/Songwriter Kacey Musgraves Watch: One Take With Gramps Morgan Watch One Take With Julia Michaels Watch: One Take With Khalid One Take With Australian Singer/Rapper Mallrat One Take With Producer Greg Wells One Take With Demo Taped See the man who wears many hats try his hand at the Recording Academy’s rapid-fire question gameNate HertweckGRAMMYs Jun 20, 2018 – 2:52 pm Multitalented entertainer Nick Cannon can do it all, but how did he fare at the Recording Academy’s rapid-fire question and answer game, One Take? One Take With Reggae Artist Ziggy Marley One Take Watch One Take With Halestorm One Take With Demo Taped One Take With Australian Singer/Rapper Mallrat Watch: One Take With Brandy Clark NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Jun 20, 2018 – 2:52 pm Watch One Take With Nick Cannon Watch One Take With Logic Watch: One Take With Lights One Take With Pop Trio Ocean Park Standoff Watch One Take With Anthony Hamilton Watch One Take With Nick Cannon Watch: One Take With Khalid Twitter Watch: One Take With Lights One Take With Amber Rubarth Watch One Take With Superfruit One Take With Le Butcherettes One Take With The Mrs One Take With Indie Pop-Duo Freedom Fry Watch One Take With Halestorm One Take With Le Butcherettes Watch: One Take With Gramps Morgan One Take With Amber Rubarth Watch One Take With Anthony Hamilton Watch: One Take With Deva Mahal Watch: One Take With Dorothy Watch: One Take With Dorothycenter_img One Take With Producer Greg Wells Watch G-Eazy Take On One Take Watch: One Take With Deva Mahal Watch: One Take With Khalid Watch: One Take With Lights One Take With Amber Rubarth One Take With Pop Trio Ocean Park Standoff Watch: One Take With Dorothy One Take With Grupo Fantasma In this episode, the versatile rapper, producer, and actor reveals his favorite ice cream flavor, some quality advice he received from his parents, the instrument he wishes he could play, how he likes to close out his live sets, the last item he bought, the last person he texted, and more. Watch One Take With Nick Cannon Watch One Take With Afrojack Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs” One Take With Singer/Songwriter Kacey Musgraves One Take With Grupo Fantasma One Take With Demo Taped One Take With The Mrs Watch: One Take With Brandy Clark Watch One Take With Superfruit Watch G-Eazy Take On One Take One Take With Pop Trio Ocean Park Standoff One Take With Singer/Songwriter Kacey Musgraves Watch: One Take With Deva Mahal One Take With Le Butcherettes One Take With Superstar DJ Tiësto Watch One Take With Superfruit One Take With Indie Pop-Duo Freedom Fry One Take With Reggae Artist Ziggy Marley Watch One Take With Logic Watch One Take With Marian Hill One Take: Nick Cannon On “Golden Girls,” Tour Buses, Texting & More Watch One Take With Little Big Town One Take With Reggae Artist Ziggy Marley Watch: One Take With Pronoun One Take With The Mrs Watch: One Take With Pronoun Watch One Take With Halestorm One Take With Indie Pop-Duo Freedom Fry Watch One Take With Afrojack One Take With Grupo Fantasma Prev Next Watch: One Take With Gramps Morgan One Take With Superstar DJ Tiësto Watch: One Take With Brandy Clark Watch One Take With Nick Cannon One Take With Australian Singer/Rapper Mallrat Watch One Take With Marian Hill Watch One Take With Little Big Town One Take With Superstar DJ Tiësto Watch One Take With Little Big Townlast_img read more

Santwinder Singh Waraich says style is a reflection of your own attitude

first_imgSantwinder Singh WaraichPR HandoutFashion is something that comes from within. Santwinder Singh Waraich is a classic example of it, as he claims to be the first Sikh fashion influencer. Based in Chandigarh, he is a fashion mentor as well as an international model.The way Santwinder Singh Waraich carries himself whether be in traditional or the western attire has a great impact on the youth across the globe. He has gained a lot of recognition among the top brands of India. Some of the branded campaigns he has worked include Skechers India, Flying Machine, Daniel Wellington, Superdry, Jack & Jones and several other sports and nutrition brands.Born on November 17, 1992 in Fatehgarh Sahib, Santwinder has achieved a lot at a very young age. His father Gurnam Singh is a farmer and his mother Harwinder Kaur is a homemaker. He has two siblings – an elder sister and a younger brother. Their childhood was spent in a village due to their father’s profession.However, their mother made a choice to move to Chandigarh to give them good education. Santwinder Singh completed his secondary education from Guru Nanak Public School and later attended Punjab Technical University to study Civil Engineering.Who knew that life had some other plans for him? In his 20s, he realised that his passion lies in the fashion industry. He considers his mother to be a big inspiration in his journey of being a fashion influencer. He began his blogging career when he was in college. With having a unique style of his own, many of his classmates took fashion advice from this Sikh fashion expert.On April 14, 2014, Santwinder presented himself as a fashion blogger on Instagram and he received a great response. There has been no looking back for him since then. He has earned a lot of achievements within a short span of time.Santwinder has been featured in world’s largest wedding magazine Asiana International Wedding Magazine and has also been featured on several publications like ScoopWhoop, MensXP and India Today to name a few. He was also ranked among the top 13 desirable men in Chandigarh.Santwinder has 122K followers on Instagram and 170K subscribers on his YouTube channel. Well, that’s what the fashion industry has given this man. Talking about style he believes, “Style is a reflection of your own attitude and personality” and we totally agree with him.last_img read more

Collision disrupts DhakaCtg rail link

first_img.The rail communications of Chittagong with Dhaka remained cut off following a collision between a Demu train and a truck at Panusua in Comilla sadar upazila.Comilla railway station master Shafiqur Rahman said the accident took place when a sand-laden truck hit the Comilla-bound Demu train at an unauthorised level-crossing around 9:30am on Saturday.Following the collision, the wheels of the train veered off the rail track, said the station master.A Dhaka-bound train, ‘Subarna Express’, got stranded at Comilla rail station following the derailment, reports UNB.A relief train from Akhaura was on its way to the spot to salvage the Demu train, he added.last_img read more

Lawsuit Student Told Her Skin was too Dark to Perform

first_imgBy The Associated PressOVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A Black student has filed a lawsuit against a Kansas school district alleging she was prevented from performing with her high school’s dance team after being told her skin was “too dark” and would clash with the color of the team’s costumes.Camille Sturdivant also alleges she was subjected to racial discrimination and ostracized after she complained about how she was treated in the Blue Valley School District, The Kansas City Star reported.Sturdivant graduated in May 2018 from Blue Valley Northwest High School, where she was one of two Black students on the 14-member Dazzlers dance team. The lawsuit alleges the team’s choreographer made the comments about her dark skin in 2017, and that the team’s coach was fired because of racial comments she made about Sturdivant in text messages with the choreographer.The Blue Valley school district released a statement Wednesday confirming that Sturdivant showed the principal the text messages and that the coach’s employment ended the next day.The district didn’t specifically address other allegations in the lawsuit, but said: “The District expects staff to treat all students with respect at all times, and any report that this expectation has not been fulfilled is taken very seriously.”Sturdivant alleges she saw text messages between the two when she was given the coach’s phone to play music for the team. The texts discussed how Sturdivant had been named to the Golden Girls dance team at the University of Missouri for the next year, with the coach and choreographer expressing distaste for the decision. The coach also used an expletive when saying she believed Sturdivant was chosen because she was Black, according to the lawsuit.Sturdivant showed the texts to her parents, who showed them to the school’s principal, Amy Pressly. The coach was fired the next day. The lawsuit alleges the coach was also told she could not be on school property or have contact with Sturdivant or any other member of the dance team, but that she was seen at the school and with members of the dance team several times.Sturdivant alleges her family was told the team banquet paid for by parents was canceled, but that she later learned the fired coach and all the other dancers ate together on the County Club Plaza on the same date as the canceled banquet.All the members of the dance team except Sturdivant and the other Black member wore ribbons during their last performance with their former coach’s initials, CL. The two Black team members also were excluded from team photos taken after the event on school property, according to the lawsuit.Along with the school district, the lawsuit also names Pressly, the parent of another dancer on the team and a teacher.Sturdivant is seeking an unspecified amount in damages.___Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.comlast_img read more

Paint the town

first_imgArt scene is certainly looking up in Noida and one can say this with conviction considering the kind of art shows that are taking place in this NCR region. Artists from all over the country and around the world are flocking to showcase their works in the month-long show titled Moments Preserved. The group art show by fourteen artists has given space to promising and established artists.Some of the senior artists worth mentioning are Sher Singh Kukkal, Premila Singh, Sangeeta Singh and Chitra Singh. Garima Singh, Shivani Sharma, Geetika Singh Pathania, Meenakshi, Nishi Nitya, Pooja S.I. and Watinungsang Longkumer Some of the senior artists like Premila Singh have immortalised ? the time they spent in South Africa, in their art works. There is a distinct flavour of South African terrain and the sapphire skies. Then there is Garima Singh, who lived in Australia, and portrays an obvious influence of Australian folk and tribal art in her paintings depicting a wide range of flowers and fauna. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’To keep the art scene enthused? the show was inaugurated at Art Life Gallery in Noida on Friday, November 21, by renowned entrepreneur and educationist Sushma Paul Berlia, who is ?also a patron of art. The show is on till December 22, and there are around 100 paintings on display. These include watercolour, acrylic, multimedia and charcoal on paper. The primary aim of holding such shows is to promote art in Noida, which needs to develop as an art hub. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixMost of the artists feel that the satellite town has failed to promote art due to lack of support from the authorities and public alike. “An artist lives in moments and for him, every painting is a milestone in his journey of art,” says Pratibha Agarwal, co-promoter of the gallery. She says, “We are trying to make this journey easier by encouraging upcoming artists and honoring the established ones. Noida has a conspicuous lack of art galleries and artists actually do not feel at home in the absence of art lovers.” Sushma Berlia, who owns a gallery in Jalandhar agreed that every small city needs galleries which promote promising artist. “They need a platform to showcase their talent and galleries like Art Life go a long way in bringing their talent to the fore” said Berlia. When: On till December 22Where: Art Life Gallery, Noidalast_img read more

Ready for structured debate Maken on Kejriwal challenge

first_imgResponding to AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal’s challenge to BJP’s Kiran Bedi for a public debate, Maken said, “This will be a healthy tradition. I believe a structured debate should take place in a mutually accepted TV channel or agency moderated by a mutually accepted anchor.”Maken, who is also the party’s Campaign Committee Chief, said a debate will enable the leadership of various parties to spell out their vision to the public by answering “difficult questions”.“I think this is the best way for the leadership to answer difficult questions that are raised and spell out their vision to the public in the age of Internet and social media,” he said, adding that at least “2-4 such debates” should be held.Through a tweet, tagging both Kejriwal and Bedi, Maken said, “Great! I am ready for a structured debate. Let the people of Delhi make a comparative assessment.”last_img read more

IWAI urges state to spruce up road connecting Kolaghat jetty with NH41

first_imgKolkata: Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has urged the Bengal government to spruce up a 4 km long road leading to the highway from the Kolaghat jetty in East Midnapore, to facilitate the transport of cargo through it.”We have finalised the design of the loading structure at Kolaghat. The only problem is a 4 km road connecting the place with NH 41 that needs reconstruction. We are inclined to do this with the Bengal government, which is happy to re-construct the road. We have got permission to operate our jetty at Kolaghat. It might need some dredging. Once the road is constructed, we hope to start operation before December,” said IWAI chairman Pravir Pandey, speaking at the Inland Waterways Summit, organised by the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in association with IWAI. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataKolaghat has been declared as an extended part of the India-Bangladesh protocol (route) and IWAI expects a lot of fly ash movement from Kolaghat to Bangladesh with Indian vessels being able to load it, once the Kolaghat jetty becomes operational. Tata has already approached IWAI for movement from Kolaghat. Pandey said that the government has identified 36 National Waterways to be developed in the immediate future. He felt that the country can benefit more, both socially and economically, by developing the inland waterways. He cited that inland cargo has increased from 3 million tonnes to 7 million tonnes between 2014 and 2018. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateAccording to Pandey, Nepal is keen on exploring new waterways for “cleaner and greener” bilateral trade with India and has proposed the Gandak river route for cargo transport. Under the current arrangement between the two countries, cargo reaches Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, Kalughat in Bengal or Sahebgunj in Jharkhand via National Waterways-1 on the Ganga-Bhagirathi-Hooghly river system, before being transported to the Nepal border on road, covering over 170 km.last_img read more

Wananchi Group the owner of East African pay TV o

first_imgWananchi Group, the owner of East African pay TV operator Zuku TV, has appointed former ONO CEO Richard Alden as its new CEO, replacing current boss Richard Bell.Alden, who has worked as Chief Operating Officer at Wananchi since the start of the year, takes the top job as Bell moves into a new role as non-executive vice chairman of the board.Bell has led the company since its inception in 2006 and launch in 2008 and was praised by group chairman of the board of directors, Ali Mufuruki, for overseeing the growth of the business, particularly in the last two and a half years.“Richard has done more than we asked him to do and has done it in record time under some of the most challenging circumstances, considering much of the fundraising was done in the aftermath of the global financial crisis in 2008 when it was extremely difficult to attract investments especially into the TMT sector in Africa. Today we are happy to see that the company is sitting on a solid foundation and ready to move to the next level,” said Mufuruki.Bell said that he now planned to go back to leading EACP (East Africa Capital Partners) in raising its next round. Bell is a partner in EACP, a venture capital firm focused on tech, media and telecoms investments in the greater East African region.Bell was credited with increasing the capital base of Wananchi Group to nearly KSH25.5 billion. His other highlights as Wananchi boss include establishing the firm as a dominant VSAT wholesale provider to resellers across Africa through its iSat brand, growing its cable Triple Play Services in Kenya, launching DTH Pay TV services in three countries in East Africa and growing the number of linear Zuku Channels from six to nine.Speaking to DTVE in August, he said that he also planned for Wananchi Group to launch a fresh funding round for US$50 million (€38 million) to US$100 million before the end of the year.Alden brings 20 years of TMT sector experience to the role. From 1998 to 2009 he was CEO and founding director of Spanish cable operator ONO and has also previously worked as CFO of Groupe Videotron, Optel.last_img read more

An iPlay digital platform which would see the B

first_imgAn ‘iPlay’ digital platform, which would see the BBC and outside partners establish an online platform for kids, could boost investment in the declining UK kids production sector, according to new research.The Communications and Media Research Institute’s ‘Policy Solutions and International Perspectives on the Funding of Public Service Media Content for Children’ report examines in detail funding for public service children’s content.As part of the study, it covers the BBC’s mooted iPlay service, which would see the UK pubcaster cooperate with unnamed partners on a platform that would provide digital content for kids.“As an on-demand portal it could become a catalyst for investment in high quality distinctive content that goes beyond television, allowing children to discover high quality curated material from different content providers in a safe trusted online space,” the report said.Given the requirement that any content be free at the point of delivery, how any digital service would be promoted and curated, and which partners will come into play are key questions. In principle, however, an iPlay service could be an important test bed for digital content, the report found.“Just as CBeebies and CBBC were important public service additions to multichannel offerings in 2002, the BBC’s proposal for iPlay, could serve as an advertising free space to test the crossover between TV, games and other digital content,” it said.The UK-originated kids TV production sector has suffered after the 2003 removal of quotas and the 2006 junk food advertising ban on the commercial nets. Reaffirming the findings of several industry groups, the report noted a 95% decrease in first run UK-originated kids fare between 2003 and 2014.“The production of children’s television content in the UK has declined inexorably over the last decade.”last_img read more

A stop and go system will be put in place in a

first_imgA ‘stop and go’ system will be put in place in a bid to allow traffic through during breaks in filming but the street won’t be closed to pedestrians.The matter was discussed at a special meeting of the council’s Health and Community Committee.Councillors heard the Derry-born writer of the series Lisa McGee wanted to film in her home city as she didn’t want to ‘fake Derry’ after scenes from the first series were shot in Belfast.Hat Trick Productions, who are making the award winning series for Channel 4 TV, said they would be using the backdrop of the Guildhall which would help boost tourism to the area. FILMING for scenes to the news series of the hit comedy Derry Girls will go ahead in the city centre next week despite objections from traders in and around Shipquay Street.A number of traders in the street had complained by letter to Derry City and Strabane District Council about plans to close the street to traffic next week to allow filming.The filming would see the closure of Shipquay Place and Shipquay Street to traffic from Thursday, November 15 and on Friday, November 16, between 9.15 am and 5 pm. The traders claimed the street closure would hit deliveries and there was an onus on the council to help them as their businesses were already struggling.Councillors were told the PSNI and Roads Service had no objections to the closures.After a short adjournment, the council gave the closure the green light.Committee chair and Sinn Fein councillor Ruairi McHugh said the committee was of the opinion that the positives ‘outweighed’ the negatives.The new series is expected to aired in the Spring of 2019.Filming of Derry Girls to go ahead despite objections from traders in Shipquay Street was last modified: November 10th, 2018 by John2John2 Tags: Councillor Ruairi McHughDerry and Strabane CouncilFilming of Derry Girls to go ahead despite objections from traders in Shipquay StreetHat Trick ProductionsLISA MCGEEPSNIroads serviceSinn Fein ShareTweetlast_img read more

Louis James Senior Metals Investment Strategist

first_img Louis James Senior Metals Investment Strategist Casey Research Silver Stocks (SIL) 10.60 11.60 22.38 Gold Junior Stocks (GDXJ) 29.28 33.38 80.84 Gold 1,203.50 1,247.50 1,645.90 Oil 99.32 93.34 90.13 Rock & Stock Stats Last Dear Reader, ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the market, not a trader was stirring, not even a goldbug… Well, maybe not. But many gold investors have grown rather quiet as 2013 comes to a close. So by way of a reminder that spring follows winter, especially in cyclical markets, Casey Metals Analyst Laurynas Vegys has collected some encouraging thoughts for us all. We’ll be taking a break from these daily dispatches until January 2, so I want to add my personal encouragement to all our readers—and thanks for your interest and frequent support. May you all have wonderful holidays—whichever one(s) you celebrate—and may we all have a very, prosperous 2014! Sincerely, Copper 3.28 3.17 3.53center_img Gold Producers (GDX) 20.53 22.85 45.07 One Month Ago TSX (Toronto Stock Exchange) 13.399.60 13,430.01 12,388.71 One Year Ago Silver 19.42 19.83 29.61 TSX Venture 888.18 915.02 1,180.50last_img read more

FFWPU Ghana Heavenly fortune shined again on Ghan

first_imgFFWPU Ghana: Heavenly fortune shined again on Ghana when about 90 members gathered on October 17-18, 2015at the headquarters in Accra to receive a special two day seminar for the inheritance of the Third Universal Seonghwa Memorial of True Father, Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon.The main themes of this program where: “Let us inherit the substantial Word of True Parents and let us become true leaders of Cheon Il Guk”, “We attend True Parents as One” and ‘’Inherit- Remind-Reaffirm for the Victorious New Beginning’’ for Vision 2020”.The Sub-regional Director of West Africa, Dr. Paterne Zinsou, who came on behalf of the Regional President, was welcomed by theNational Leader Rev. Anthony Arthur. He conveyed the heart of Heavenly Parent and True Parents beautifully to Blessed Central Families in Ghana.Through six lecture presentations and a ceremony to inherit, remind and reaffirm, the congregation was brought to tears as they appreciated especially the significance of True Mother’s role in the providence.At the end, they made a determination to start anew by witnessing to themselves, then to members. And finally, they shall be victorious in their Tribal Messiahship missions with a fresh flame of fire.“To the present day, Satan has taken possession of your hometown and has kicked you out of it, acting as if he were the owner. But now you are going to return to your hometown and kick Satan out. That is only proper. When that takes place, the good spirits will come to your hometown and guard it. They will strike all the evil spirits. That is the view of the Principle as well as my view.”Cheon Seong Gyeong, page 969, paragraph 6 ?????????????last_img read more