Top brass from BJP Congress descend upon Gurugram

first_imgGurugram: With few days left for the political campaigning to end in Gurugram, top leaders from BJP and Congress have now begun to come here seeking votes for their candidates.On Wednesday Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar from BJP asked the electorate to vote for the candidate Rao Inderjit Singh who is seeking his fifth term as the member of parliament (MP). On the other hand, the deputy chief minister of Rajasthan Sachin Pilot sought votes for the Congress candidate Captain Ajay Singh who is the six-time MLA from Rewari and is fighting his first General elections. In the series of campaign, the first was held at Bhondsi area where the Chief Guest was Rajnath Sigh. At the rally, Singh emphasises that how the strong governance by the Modi government had propelled the economy of the country to a situation where it is now the fifth largest economy globally. He also assured votes that one more term to Modi government will ensure that the economy of the country will become the third largest by the year 2030.last_img read more

The Utah Jazz Might Just Be For Real

Welcome to The Lab, FiveThirtyEight’s basketball podcast. On this week’s show (March 22, 2018), Neil, Chris and Kyle break down the Houston Rockets’ potential. Has James Harden all but locked up the MVP award this year? And is a Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors Western Conference final inevitable? Next, the Utah Jazz are on an impressive tear, moving up in the playoff rankings despite a crowded field. The crew discusses the Jazz’s success and breaks down the unique challenges facing a small-market team. Plus, a significant digit on the Boston Celtics.Here are links to what the podcast discussed this week:Keep an eye on our 2017-18 NBA predictions, updated after every game.Kyle wrote about the Houston Rockets this week, asking: Why can’t they be the Warriors?The Atlanta Hawks ended the Utah Jazz’s nine-game win streak on Tuesday.Significant Digit: 1-and-884, the record (per ESPN Stats and Info) for NBA teams who trailed by 5 or more points in the final 20 seconds of a game this season. The Boston Celtics are the only team to have won. They stunned the Oklahoma City Thunder Tuesday night by overcoming a 5-point deficit with 16.8 seconds to go. Embed Code By Neil Paine, Chris Herring and Kyle Wagner More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed read more

Large amounts of drugs seized three in custody

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, February 24, 2017 – Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2017, Drug Enforcement Unit officers took two adult males and an adult female into custody following the seizure of a large amount of dangerous drugs on Thursday 23rd February 2017.Reports are that shortly after 9:00am, Drug Enforcement Unit officers were on operation in the Calvin Street off Soldier Road, when a premises, was searched and 34 pounds of marijuana was found in a number of small containers and bags.  Two adult males and an adult female were arrested and taken into custody in connection with the seizure.#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Mango Reef guests shocking racist rant

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 12, 2017 – Providenciales – A vicious racial rant by guests of Seven Stars Resort earlier today has islanders outraged.  A couple who believed their cell phone was stolen by Mango Reef staff called the restaurant and riddled off the most demeaning language, exposing their extreme prejudice against black people.From repeated use of ‘the ‘N’ word’ to threats about cutting a worker’s throat to  comments about sexuality and commands for the ‘group of n****s to go back to Africa where they came from’ it was a poisonous mix of shocking racial slurs.Employees were upset, they recorded the tirade and one staffer told the woman accuser, who was the most vocal that the TCI is not used to her brand in its guests.  The photo and audio of the couple is spreading on social media.The pair also sounds as if they are intoxicated on the recording.  The cell phone was found by Mango Reef enclosed in a menu.  It was said to have been discovered when staff was setting up for dinner.  The cell phone was returned to the couple.#MagneticMediaNews#racismatmangoreef Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #racismatmangoreeflast_img read more

DFG Hours Reduced For Kasilof Personal Use Gillnet Fishery

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Department of Fish and Game announced the reduction in the number of hours for personal use set gillnet fishery at the mouth of the Kasilof River from 17 hours per day to 12 hours. The personal use set gillnet fishery at the mouth of the Kasilof River is now open 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily, from Saturday, June 15, through Monday, June 24. The Kasilof River personal use dip net fishery will open by regulation at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, June 25, and is open 24 hours per day. On February 14,  ADF&G issued sport fishing regulation restrictions prohibiting the retention of early-run, tributary spawning king salmon in the Kenai River.center_img Therefore, to reduce the harvest of Kasilof River king salmon in the personal use gillnet fishery at the mouth of the Kasilof River, the number of hours this fishery is open each day is being reduced from 17 hours per day to 12 hours per day, or from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily. These actions will likely result in an increase in the sport fishing effort and catch of king salmon in the Kasilof River. Consequently, restrictions in the harvest of king salmon were also enacted in the Kasilof River sport fishery.last_img read more

Dave Matthews Bands Samurai Cop Drops Previewing Come Tomorrow

first_img Facebook At the 39th GRAMMY Awards, Dave Matthews Band’s “So Much To Say” from their 1996 album Crash won for Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal. Since then five of their studio albums went to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, most recently 2009’s Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King, nominated for Album Of The year at the 52nd GRAMMY Awards. As a solo artist, Dave Matthews won Best Male Rock Vocal Performance at the 46th GRAMMY Awards for “Gravedigger” from his 2003 Some Devil album.In other words, expectations are high that Come Tomorrow will make its mark this summer. It’s surely off to a nice start.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more As anticipation builds for DMB’s next studio album, first single gives fans a preview of what’s to comePhilip MerrillGRAMMYs May 10, 2018 – 11:44 am On May 10, Dave Matthews Band released “Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin),” the first single from the band’s highly anticipated Come Tomorrow album, scheduled for release on June 8. With its underlying message of unity, the song has been a fan favorite since Dave Matthews began playing it live in May 2016.In anticipation of the album’s release, DMB’s 2018 summer tour kicks off on May 18 in Texas and continues through its final date Sept. 10 in Los Angeles. More material from Come Tomorrow is expected to be previewed, and Brandi Carlile is featured on the album’s title track. Dave Matthews Band’s “Samurai Cop” Drops, Previewing ‘Come Tomorrow’ Email Dave Matthews Band Drops Latest: “Samurai Cop” dave-matthews-bands-samurai-cop-drops-previewing-come-tomorrow News Twitter last_img read more

Elon Musk announces Tesla CFOs departure during earnings call

first_imgXinhua News Agency/Getty Images With a few minutes to go before Telsa’s quarterly earnings call ended, Elon Musk surprised investors with news that chief financial officer Deepak Ahuja will be leaving the company, Reuters reports.He will be replaced by Zach Kirkhorn, Tesla’s current vice president of finance. The news caused stocks to drop by as much as 5.9 percent in late trading, even as the earnings call promised lower prices of its Model 3 sedan and a new Model Y version.It’s not the first time in recent months the electric car maker has seen high profile departures. Last September saw both chief accounting officer Dave Morton and head of human resources Gabrielle Toledano leaving to similar effect on Wall Street, with shares tanking by as much as 10 percent then.All is not doom and gloom. The company did say that it’s possible it will post a profit in the first quarter of this year. 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Car Industry,Enlarge ImageIt’s all in a day’s work for the Jeep Cherokee, the most American-made car in 2019. Jeep With high trade tensions looming and increasing talk of tariffs, more and more consumers are looking to buy American. has released its annual American Made Index, showcasing companies that use the most American-sourced parts and labor in their vehicles. The results may surprise analyzed more than 100 US-built vehicles for five key data points: manufacturing location, parts sourcing, US employment, engine sourcing and transmission sourcing. You might think something like the Ford F-150 would top the list, but it drops from its No. 5 spot for 2018 and out of the top 10 completely. Even the first-place holder, the Jeep Cherokee, is a pretty global product. It’s a Jeep, sure, but that brand is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, an Italian-owned surveyed 1,000 people and found that half are concerned about automotive import tariffs, with 41% saying they are unsure if tariffs would make them more likely to buy American. Either way, we’re big fans of all the vehicles on this list. These days, buying American doesn’t necessarily mean sticking with a US-based automaker. Tags 2019 GMC Canyon: A fancier Colorado Honda PassportThe Honda Passport is a new (well, reborn) entry to both the Honda lineup and the American Made Index. This midsize crossover comes to the fray with great driving dynamics and plenty of tech like the standard Honda Sensing suite of active safety features. An available 8-inch touchscreen gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot.Under the hood is the stalwart 3.5-liter V6 producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. However unlike the Ridgeline, the Passport sends that power through a nine-speed automatic transmission. Having said that, just like the Ridgeline, this is the only powertrain available. The Honda Passport is built in Lincoln, Alabama. GMC CanyonIf you’re looking for a slightly fancier version of the Colorado that’s more focused on luxe than dirt, check out the GMC Canyon. The top Denali trim gets standard heated and ventilated front seats as well as a heated steering wheel. Maximum payload capability is 1,665 pounds while max towing is a fairly healthy 7,600 pounds.The Canyon is available with the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, 3.6-liter V6 or 2.8-liter diesel as the Chevrolet Colorado. It’s also built in Wentzville, Missouri. 52 Photos General Motors Chevrolet Honda Jeep Acura Post a comment 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Tags 2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness Share your voice Acura MDXMoving up one slot to sixth place on the American Made Index is the non-hybrid variant of the Acura MDX. With its SH-AWD system, the MDX is one of the better handling midsize luxury crossovers, and for 2019 the company gives us the A-Spec treatment with a new front fascia and side skirts, 20-inch wheels, wider exhaust tips, unique gauges, a new steering wheel, carbon fiber trim and various Alcantara interior touches.However, both the standard and A-Spec models get a 3.5-liter V6 engine, rated for 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque going through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Acura MDX is made in East Liberty, Ohio.  Honda PilotDropping down to seventh place for 2019 is the Honda Pilot. Like its two-row Passport sibling, the three-row Pilot offers parent-focused technology like Cabin Talk as well as myriad standard driver-assistance features through the Honda Sensing tech suite. Honda’s largest crossover offers up nearly 84 cubic feet of cargo space. Honda’s 3.5-liter V6 engine shows up again, making a serviceable 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Touring and Elite trims get a nine-speed automatic transmission while lower trims have to make do with a six-speed auto. The Honda Pilot is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 18 Photos Honda OdysseyThe feature-rich Honda Odyssey minivan also retains its number-two slot from last year’s list. While the 2019 model doesn’t see any changes from last, it’s still a darn good choice for families on the go with reconfigurable seats, Wi-Fi and an excellent rear-seat entertainment system. The Cabin Watch video system lets parents keep an eye on their little darlings without turning around in their seats, while Cabin Talk amplifies their voice so no yelling is required.The Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 rated for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Most trims get a nine-speed automatic but the top Touring and Elite trims now use a 10-speed automatic with stop-start technology. The Honda Odyssey is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 Honda Ridgeline: The commuter’s pickup truck 2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff Honda RidgelineAgain keeping the status quo, the Honda Ridgeline maintains third place on the American Made Index. This crossover-that-looks-like-a-truck provides a better ride than a traditional pickup and gets an awesome lockable trunk right in the floor of the bed. And it doesn’t do the truck stuff too badly, either, as it’s able to carry 1,860 pounds of payload and tow 3,500 pounds.The Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 good for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. That is channeled through a six-speed automatic transmission with available all-wheel drive. It’s built in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 Honda Passport: A well-rounded midsize offering 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport loves to hustle Jeep CherokeeKeeping its top-of-the-list placement, the Jeep Cherokee is 2019’s most American-made car. Refreshed for 2019, the compact crossover now features more tech, better cargo space and a slightly tweaked look. It’s available in no fewer the nine trims, including the off-road specific Trailhawk and a fancy-pants Trailhawk Elite.For 2019, the Cherokee gets a new 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, though naturally aspirated I4 and V6 choices are also available. Regardless of engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission gets the power to the pavement — or dirt as the case may be. The Cherokee is made in Belvidere, Illinois. Tesla Model 3 barrels through the snow in Track Mode 50 Photoscenter_img 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal 2019 Honda Odyssey offers plenty of room and features for families More From Roadshow More From Roadshow Chevrolet CorvetteMoving up from the 10th-place slot last year is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. While we’ve all been ogling the new mid-engine Corvette, it’s easy to forget what a performance bargain the current-generation ‘Vette is. From the base trim to the Grand Sport to the bonkers ZR1, the Corvette is an American icon.My preference is for the Grand Sport, which strikes a perfect balance between everyday drivability and canyon-carving performance. The 6.2-liter V8 puts out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. You can get it with a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, but the kicker is the borrowed chassis and aero parts from the beefier Z06. Like I said, perfect balance. The Corvette is made in Bowling Green, Kentucky. 69 Photos Chevrolet ColoradoMaking its debut in the top 10 is the Chevrolet Colorado. Shown here in the tough ZR2 Bison off-road spec, the Chevy Colorado is an excellent truck and one of the two midsize pickups you can get with a diesel engine. Adding to the ZR2’s two-inch lift and front and rear locking differentials, the Bison gets beefier skid plates (trust me, that’s a good thing), steel bumpers and integrated recovery points. Heck, you can even get a snorkel.Base models get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission, but a more popular choice is the 3.6-liter V6 gas engine with 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the 2.8-liter diesel pumps out 186 horsepower and a delicious 369 pound-feet of twist and is mated to a six-speed automatic. The Chevy Colorado is built in Wentzville, Missouri. 68 Photos 2019 Acura MDX adds new features and an A-Spec model 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUV Acura RDXThe third-generation Acura RDX squeaks into the top ten list with larger proportions, plenty of interior space and better handling than its predecessor. Forward collision warning with collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control that works even in low-speed traffic, lane-keeping steering assist and road departure mitigation are all standard across the board. Like its MDX counterpart, the RDX is available with the A-Spec styling package.The RDX sports a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. Output is stated at 273 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and it’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The new RDX is built in East Liberty, Ohio. 81 Photos 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec: Sharp handling, sharper looks 49 Photos Share your voice 0 26 Photos Car Industry 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: A tougher off-roader Comments 4 10 Photos 71 Photos 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 12 Photoslast_img read more

Make in India Sony to manufacture Bravia TV sets in India to

first_imgSony, in a bid to drive Bravia televison sales in India, will now be manufacturing the TV sets locally, giving a fillip to the “Make in India” initiative of the Modi government. The TV sets will be manufactured at Foxconn’s plant near Chennai. “With Bravia television being locally manufactured in India from this year, we expect sales to accelerate over the next few years,” said Satish Padmanabhan, Sales Head at Sony India. In a related development, home-grown smartphone maker Micromax said it will manufacture all its handsets in India by 2018, said Micromax co-founder Rahul Sharma.South Korean consumer electronics firm Samsung already has a significant presence in India for manufacturing and research and development in India at Noida, Chennai and Bangalore.”Samsung made investments in production and research and development at our factories in Noida and Chennai and in our R&D Center in Bangalore and Noida. This includes expansion at the Noida mobile phone facility. All these points to our commitment to India, and our firm belief that India is the future,” PTI quoted a Samsung spokesperson as saying. India is witnessing a spurt in manufacturing since the last few months, as was evident from the second quarter GDP numbers. While the GDP grew 7.4%, manufacturing grew at 9.3%.The likely implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission is expected to give a boost to demand for consumer products, encouraging companies to invest more.”Obviously, there is a growth but had then been able to access the global market, the situation would have been far far better and I think that there is an opportunity to do so because make-in-India as China is getting more expensive now,” EY India Partner and National Leader Retail and Consumer Products, Pinakiranjan Mishra said.”The surge in aspirations of youth in small towns and tier-II cities, who clearly understand their gadget needs, have led to a greater number upgrading the technology products, be it smartphones, televisions and home appliances, among others,” said Samsung India spokesperson, adds PTI.last_img read more

Then and Now The Ambani family and their impressive transformation over the

first_imgPinterestThe journey of Mukesh Ambani and wife-Nita Ambani from being the biggest business persons in India to emerging as one of the biggest business giants across the globe is beyond doubt inspiring. Over the years, the fabulous duo has indeed come a long way and how! Working with the same determination and taking their legacy forward are their three incredible children – Akash Ambani, Anant Ambani and Isha Ambani. Instagram InstagramMukesh and Nita’s daughter – Isha Ambani is married to the Piramal scion – Anand Piramal. After tying the knot with the Piramal scion Anand, Isha Ambani moved out of her parents’ home Antilia and shifted to Gulita, another premium, princely property in Worli. Ajay and Swati Piramal gifted the building to their son Anand Piramal and daughter-in-law Isha Ambani, as their wedding present. The Piramals had won the bid for the building in 2012 and bought the property for a whopping Rs 450 crore. The house is a 50,000 square-foot mansion and has been made on diamond theme. It also has a room called the diamond room. Instagram InstagramAkash Ambani recently tied the knot with Shloka Mehta. Shloka Mehta is the youngest daughter of Russell Mehta and Director of Rosy Blue Foundation, one of the country’s leading diamond companies. She is also the co-founder of ConnectFor volunteer organization. InstagramAnant Ambani is rumoured to be in a relationship with Radhika Merchant. Radhika Merchant is the daughter of Viren Merchant, the CEO and Vice Chairman of Encore Healthcare. Radhika has her graduate degree from the New York University, in Politics and Economics. After coming back to India, she worked as Sales Executive in 2017 at Isprava, a real estate firm known for building holiday homes for the princely and premium customers.It will be interesting to see how the coming generations take the legacy forward.last_img read more

All in a days work adventure sports to standing up for the

first_imgThe world has its fair share of billionaires, but few choose to help make the world a better place and believe that wealth and power are meaningless unless put to good use. One such individual is Shaun Bonett, who uses his network and skills to come to the aid of the underprivileged, while making the best out of his travels and striking a work-life balance.Shaun has more than enough to keep him busy, however, the Precision Group CEO makes sure he spends his spare time doing things he loves. From flying over Antarctica, to skiing amidst snow-capped peaks, his love for the great outdoors and adventure is quite apparent through his Instagram posts. Known to be an avid nature enthusiast, Shaun has been on several safaris to witness nature’s beauty, untouched by man. Attending music concerts at Olympia Park and appreciating art, Shaun shares glimpses of his life with his online community and thousands of followers who enjoy keeping track of all his exploits. Shaun adds, “While business is always a priority, life would be rather dull if we don’t pause and take a moment to appreciate everything around us.”Given Shaun’s vast experience in the realm of corporate law, he chose to focus on litigation funding for social causes, where justice is the need of the hour, and commercial structures are used to create equity within our systems for all. For more than two decades Shaun Bonett’s Precision Group has been the largest stakeholder of Litigation Lending Services that fights for the legal rights of minorities. Recently, the company fought and won a lawsuit against the Queensland government which was compelled to disburse payments amounting to $190 million to indigenous workers towards “stolen wages.”Shaun firmly believes that it is the responsibility of those in positions of power to do all they can to support and assist the oppressed. From providing the best legal representation and helping gain justice for the minorities, to defending their interests and enabling them to have a voice. Shaun’s mission has been clear from the very start, as he explains, “You can’t have disempowered minorities. By creating a platform for them to be reasonably heard and to have proper process, it has been my strong belief that we end up with a much healthier society and a stronger democracy.”Shaun Bonett is a self-made Australian billionaire ranked amidst the 200 richest people in Australia. Shaun is the Founder, CEO, and Managing Director of the Precision Group, which specializes in the investment, development and financing of commercial and retail property, as well as having various interests in related technology driven consumer businesses.Shaun is the recipient of a Knighthood from the Sovereign Military Order of Malta on 14th April 2010, and has a net worth of more than $1.17 billion in 2019.Shaun Bonett has become a widely recognized and respected name over the years. His reputation precedes him in the business world as well as online. His enthusiasm to support social causes has catapulted him to fame, where his actions serve as a shining example of how the endeavours of a single person can make an immeasurable difference in the lives of millions.IBT does not endorse any of the above content.last_img read more

Safety alarms help empower Rohingya women

first_imgIn a photo taken on 30 November, 2017, a Rohingya woman is instructed on how to use a rape device issued by the Moonlight Development Society at a clinic in the Chakmarkul refugee camp in Cox`s Bazar. Photo: AFPA piercing wail emanates from the small device in the palm of a young Rohingya woman, drawing startled looks from other refugees crowded onto a hillside in a Bangladesh camp.It has the desired effect — the safety alarms are designed to attract attention and scare off anyone preying on vulnerable women and girls, who make up the majority of refugees in the sprawling Rohingya tent cities.The colourful plastic sirens are being distributed to Rohingya women, girls and the infirm in Cox’s Bazar district, where an estimated 655,000 of the Muslim minority have arrived since August.They have escaped a systematic campaign of rape and violence in Myanmar described by the United Nations as ethnic cleansing — but the squalid camps across the border are not without dangers.Aid groups say women and girls, many of whom have arrived in Bangladesh alone, are at particular risk of exploitation by pimps and human traffickers active in the camps.There have already been cases of minors lured away by promises of marriage or jobs in big cities that have ended in brothel work or forced labour, the International Organization for Migration says.In the teeming camps there is little privacy and overcrowding forces women to share latrines with men or venture into the jungle at night.The alarms, fitted with a torch and high-pitched siren, provide comfort for Rohingya women like 22-year-old Hazera Khatun, who frets constantly about the safety of her two daughters.The trio arrived in Bangladesh in September without Khatun’s husband, who she said was gunned down by Myanmar soldiers as they fled their village.”I feel safer and less scared now after receiving this, because now I know that if I encounter any problem, I can call for help,” Khatun told AFP, gesturing to the device in her hand.The local charity behind the alarms, Moonlight Development Society, developed the idea after hearing about abduction attempts on young children in the camps.Since then, they have distributed nearly 1,000 alarms to refugees — mainly women and children, but also the elderly and others vulnerable to abuse.”If someone is bedridden, or cannot call out for help, they can just press the alarm,” the nonprofit’s medical assistant Marufa Munni told AFP.Apart from showing refugees how to use the alarms, staff train aid workers and other Rohingya on how to respond should one sound in the camps.The charity hopes to expand the programme beyond its trial site to the district’s mega-camps of Kutupalong and Balukhali — the world’s largest refugee settlement, housing around 550,000 people — by January.last_img

Probe body blames 3 Viqarunnisa teachers for Aritree suicide

first_imgViqarunnisa Noon School and College student Aritree Adhikari. Photo: CollectedEducation minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Wednesday said the probe body, formed by his ministry, has found three teachers of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College responsible for the suicide of Aritree Adhikari, reports UNB.The three accused are school’s acting principal Naznin Ferdous, morning shift in-charge Jinat Akhtar and class teacher of Class-IX Hasna Hena.The minister came up with the disclosure while briefing journalists at his secretariat office.Aritree Adhikari, a Class-IX student, committed suicide at their Shantinagar residence in the city on Monday after allegedly being rebuked by the teachers for using mobile phone during examination.Following the incident, on Tuesday, the education ministry formed the three-member probe committee led by Prof Mohammad Yusuf, director of Dhaka Regional Education office, to submit its report within three days.”The probe body has found that three teachers had threatened the victim’s parents and behaved with them rudely when they came to meet them,” he added.Aritree could not tolerate the humiliation of her parents and eventually committed suicide, the minister added.”We’ve recommended the managing committee of the school to suspend the three accused teachers and decided to cancel the Monthly Pay Order (MPO) of the three teachers,” said Nahid adding that the decision of cancellation of the MPO has already come into effect.”We’ve also recommended the managing committee to take necessary administrative steps and other legal steps.”The minister said the committee has also identified various irregularities at the institute, including in its admission process and coaching business.”These irregularities have been going on for years. The school authorities have opened additional sections in each class and new branch without taking necessary approval. Even, complaints of taking around Tk 10 lakh for admission of a single student has been raised against the school authorities,” the minister added.last_img read more

Chief Acevedo Wants HPD To Implement A More Data Driven Policing Model

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X 00:00 /01:18 Listen Al OrtizFrom left to right: Houston City Council Member Robert Gallegos, Houston City Council Member Amanda Edwards, HPD Chief Art Acevedo and City of Houston’s Controller Chris Brown, show the City’s Proclamation for the 2017 edition of the March on Crime. During the press conference to announce the priorities for this year’s initiative, Acevedo said he wants HPD to implement a more data driven policing model.Art Acevedo, Houston’s Police chief, wants to make the department work in a more innovative way because he is a big believer in the advantages of analyzing crime data.While announcing the 2017 edition of the March on Crime initiative, Acevedo said there are some trends about crime that can be detected through data analysis.Acevedo has been on the job for only three months, but has made clear that one of his goals is turning the Houston Police Department (HPD) into a more data-driven law enforcement agency.“You can almost move into a predictive model where you might be able to determine, based on previous patterns of crime, what should we expect at any given month based on a deep dive, an analysis, of three to five years of crime data,” the chief noted during a press conference held at HPD’s headquarters, which was also attended by City Council members Robert Gallegos and Amanda Edwards, as well as City Controller, Chris Brown.Acevedo says the conclusions of that deep dive could help him decide where to locate or occasionally relocate his officers by moving the department’s resources.The chief is focusing this year’s March on Crime on gang related violence, human trafficking and residential burglaries, but strengthening traffic enforcement is also on the list of priorities.However, the effort will go beyond that.“We have 17 different area coordinators that are gonna not only touch those topics that the chief wants to do, but we know they have their own area problems going on and those coordinators are gonna address those topics with those citizens in that community,” explains officer John Williams.Being more proactive to help Houston’s homeless population will also be part of the initiative.All this comes as HPD is understaffed by several hundred officers. Sharelast_img read more

Houston Could Launch New Incentives For Green Development

first_img Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Real estate development projects in Houston could look a bit greener in the future. Last year, the city hired consultants R. G. Miller Engineers, Asakura Robinson, Corona Environmental Consulting and Neptune Street Advisors to recommend ways to make new development include more natural flood mitigation. The team studied nine U.S. cities that already have similar incentives in place. The goal was not just to make policy suggestions, but also to include an implementation schedule and a plan to take action, city officials said. The report is out now, including four proposals to incentivize developers to build green infrastructure. It recommends adopting a city ordinance that would encourage development plans to include environmentally-friendly elements like green roofs, permeable pavement and rainwater harvesting. It also calls for the city to offer tax incentives, a quicker permitting process and new awards and recognition.Michael Bloom, one of the report’s authors, said taking the green approach would be voluntary. A traditional approach would still be available.  “It’s going to be an alternative plan, or an alternative set of rules. It won’t be a mandate,” Bloom said. “It will just be two pathways for getting a project permitted. That’s what we were recommending.” According to the report, the proposed city ordinance could be on the books by late 2020. Bloom said the recommendations have economic benefits for developers. According to the report, making a project greener could reduce the overall costs by about 2%. “What we’re really trying to do is illustrate for the development community that the use of the green infrastructure approach really would help them in their project, as well as provide public benefits at the same time,” Bloom said.The recommended property tax abatement plan could be in place by mid-2021, once the city determines the criteria, officials said.  Environment TexasSidewalks with permeable paving bricks and rain gardens line Bagby Street in Midtown.center_img 00:00 /00:46 Share Xlast_img read more

Schedule Set for TopSeeded Cardinals at ACC Baseball Championship

first_imgLouisville is the top seed in the tournament for the third time in five years since joining the league in 2015. The Cardinals are searching for their first ACC Tournament title after reaching the championship game last season. Tickets are available by calling 919.956.Bull (2855), ext.3, or online at Print Friendly Version LOUISVILLE, Ky. – After capturing the top seed in the ACC Baseball Championship on Saturday, the schedule is set for the seventh-ranked Louisville baseball team this week at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina. Head coach Dan McDonnell led the Cardinals to a 43-13 record during the regular season, marking the 12th time UofL has crossed the 40-win mark in 13 years under McDonnell’s guidance. Only three teams finished the regular season with more wins than the Cardinals, and only one power five program tallied more than Louisville’s 21 wins in conference play. The top-seeded Cardinals will take on 12th-seeded Boston College on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m., ET and eighth-seeded Clemson Thursday at 11:00 a.m., ET. Pool play runs Tuesday through Friday with the semifinals and championship set for Saturday and Sunday, respectively.center_img Story Links Regional Sports Networks from across the conference footprint and across the nation will carry all 14 games on Tuesday through Saturday. Sunday’s noon championship game will be televised nationally by ESPN2. All games will also be available on the ACC Network Extra. 2019 ACC Championship Bracket last_img read more

Facebook Will Start Banning White Nationalists Separatists

first_imgFacebook has long had policies to ban white supremacist content, but the company said on Wednesday that it became increasingly clear that this was not enough. “Over the past three months our conversations with members of civil society and academics who are experts in race relations around the world have confirmed that white nationalism and separatism cannot be meaningfully separated from white supremacy and organized hate groups,” it said in its blog post.Facebook said on Wednesday that it would also redirect any search terms for white nationalist and white supremacist content to a page maintained by Life After Hate, a group dedicated to helping right-wing extremists to discover different points of view, and ultimately overcome their beliefs.The company also said that it would continue to invest in artificial intelligence to find and remove extremist and white nationalist content, while also addressing some of the shortcomings of the technology.“Unfortunately, there will always be people who try to game our systems to spread hate,” the company wrote. “Our challenge is to stay ahead by continuing to improve our technologies, evolve our policies and work with experts who can bolster our own efforts.” Facebook is tightening the rules around content produced by the fringe right: The company is going to ban “praise, support and representation of white nationalism and separatism” on both Facebook and Instagram, it announced Wednesday.“Going forward, while people will still be able to demonstrate pride in their ethnic heritage, we will not tolerate praise or support for white nationalism and separatism,” the company said in a blog post. Facebook said that it would start enforcing the new rules next week.The ban on white nationalism comes two weeks after the deadly mass shooting in New Zealand, which had been live streamed on Facebook. While critics initially focused on Facebook’s and its competitors struggles to remove footage shot by the perpetrator of the shooting, a self-declared white supremacist, many have since also asked how the kind of ideology shared by the shooter and his supporters was being allowed on social media in the first place. Popular on Variety center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

State lists slew of measures taken to boost security at hospitals CM

first_imgKolkata: The state government on Friday announced a slew of measures undertaken for revamping security measures in state hospitals, with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stressing on love and compassion on the part of the doctors while dealing with patients.”It is not always right to take penal measures, which are very much in the ambit of law. The relation between the doctors and the patients should be based on love and compassion rather than a purely profession relation. People come from far with a hope to get good treatment and a compassionate attitude can solve a lot of problems. We need to behave politely and nothing can win over hearts more than love,” said Banerjee, who is also the Health minister, in reply to a question raised by leader of the Opposition Abdul Mannan in the state Assembly, about the government initiative to ensure safety for the doctors. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataMannan raised the issue of a junior doctor who was allegedly beaten up at NRS Hospital, following which the junior doctors had gone on a week-long ceasework. He lauded the initiative of Banerjee, who held a meeting with the agitating doctors and solved the stalemate. Banerjee referred to several BJP ruled states like Gujarat and Rajasthan, where the government had imposed laws like ESMA (Essential Services Maintenance Act) and forced striking doctors to join work. She said that the state government is trying to make arrangements for counselling of both the doctors and patients. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateShe said that the government is ready to take similar initiatives for private hospitals, if they approach her department for assistance in this regard. “Private hospitals have their own security mechanism. Our Additional Chief Secretary Health Rajiva Sinha had already spoken with private hospital authorities,” she added. Minister of state for Health Chandrima Bhattacharya said that the West Bengal Clinical Establishment Regulatory Commission, which was formed in 2017 to address the grievances in the health sector, has disposed of 150 out of 402 cases that have been lodged with it till November 2018. Bhattacharya said that the state government has taken a 17-pronged security measure to curb any kind of untoward incidents in medical colleges and hospitals. “A Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is being made where entry and exit protocols will be formulated, which will indicate the number of the people to be allowed with the patients’ families. Specific colour cards will be issued for entry in the wards,” she said. According to the security measures undertaken, there will be one nodal officer for each medical college, apart from CCTV monitoring and a 24×7 public grievance cell. “One officer of the rank of DC will be responsible for formulating the security arrangements in the city and it will be supervised by an Assistant Commissioner rank officer. The hospital authorities have also been asked to depute professional agencies for providing security in the hospitals,” Bhattacharya said. She stressed upon the need for sensitising the doctors and other support staff and guidelines on how to go about lodging FIRs in case of assault on doctors or patient party grievance against doctors, if any. “The security arrangements will be monitored every fortnight,” the minister added.last_img read more

Third major hotel chain falls in line with group bookings commission cut

first_img Share << Previous PostNext Post >> Third major hotel chain falls in line with group bookings commission cut Posted by Travelweek Group center_img Tags: IHG TORONTO — It looks like 7% for group bookings is fast becoming the new normal as yet another hotel chain has announced a commission cut.Effective Jan. 1, 2019 InterContintnental Hotels Group (IHG) is cutting the commission it pays to agents for group bookings from 10% to 7%, in a move that impacts all IHG properties, including Kimpton Hotels properties, in the U.S. and Canada. Group bookings at IHG properties outside of the U.S. and Canada will still earn 10%.Here’s the statement from IHG: “This move allows us to balance the needs of our guests and owners by reinvesting the savings into programs and improvements that will benefit the guest experience.”IHG also says: “Understanding the complexities of the groups and meetings industry and the nature of the business being booked by our customers is an integral part of our sales strategy and foundational to what we do. As part of this, IHG has assessed its group bookings commission structure and will be changing the group travel partner commission structure.”More news:  Sunwing to further boost Mazatlán service with new flights from OttawaMarriott was the first to cut group booking commissions, announcing in January 2018 that it was dropping the rate from 10% to 7% effective March 31.The move drew ire from agent groups including ACTA and ASTA.Hilton Hotels & Resorts followed Marriott’s lead in March 2018, announcing its own commission cut effective Oct. 1, 2018. Friday, May 11, 2018 last_img read more

Couples Resorts appoints new VP North American Sales

first_img Thursday, February 14, 2019 MONTEGO BAY — Couples Resorts, Jamaica has welcomed Pauline Abatemarco-Pigott as its new Vice President, North American Sales.In the newly created role, Pigott will lead a sales force located across North America, and focus on expanding and refining travel agent programs that have been the foundation for Couples Resorts’ success since inception. She will also work closely with major tour operators, wholesalers and online travel agencies that feature the Couples Resorts brand in their portfolio of Caribbean offerings.“I’m truly excited to be a part of the Couples Resorts family,” said Pigott. “My goal is to enhance and build upon the more than 70 years of industry leadership represented in the Couples Resorts brand.”Pigott brings with her more than 25 years of experience in hospitality sales, and has worked on both sides of the equation as a buyer and seller of all-inclusive resort products in the Caribbean.Applauding her “amazing reputation” and calling her a “seasoned sales professional that produces solid results”, Dean Sullivan, Chief Marketing Officer for Couples Resorts, Jamaica, said: “I’ve admired Pauline’s work for many years and look forward to immediate results as she crafts our future sales strategies in North America.” << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by Travelweek Group center_img Share Tags: Couples Resorts, Jamaica, New Hires Couples Resorts appoints new VP, North American Saleslast_img read more

Liberty Globalowned German cable operator Unityme

first_imgLiberty Global-owned German cable operator Unitymedia has expanded the availability of its video-on-demand service.The operator’s VOD service is now available in Hurth, in the Frankfurt area and in parts of the Ruhr, including Bochum, Duisburg and Dortmund.Unitymedia expects to activate VOD in its other regions by the middle of May.last_img