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Delhi to soon have very progressive evehicle policy KejriwalDelhi to soon have very progressive evehicle policy Kejriwal

first_imgNEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said his government will soon come out with a “very progressive” e-vehicle policy. A draft of the policy recommending to enhance registration of e-vehicles up to 25 per cent of the total volume of registered vehicles by 2023, was released by the government in November last year. “The e-vehicle policy will soon come out. We have prepared the best policy. It is going to be a very progressive policy,” Kejriwal told reporters. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderHe said the government will also notify the parking policy. “All things have been done. We will notify the parking policy,” he said. Earlier this month, the Supreme Court directed the government to notify the parking policy by September 30. The draft parking policy was placed in public domain for suggestions in June this year. The Delhi Maintenance and Management of Parking Places Rules, 2019, envisages area parking plans and gives priority to pedestrians or cyclists followed by mass public transport, emergency vehicles and others. The civic bodies will come up with area-specific plans after the draft policy is notified by the government. The policy envisages constitution of an apex monitoring committee, headed by the transport minister, to review the proper implementation and compliance of these rules.last_img read more

Prayers answered Church posts on Facebook that statues head has been returnedPrayers answered Church posts on Facebook that statues head has been returned

first_imgWINNIPEG — A Winnipeg church’s prayers for the return of the head from a saint’s statue may have been answered.The Cathedral of Sts. Vladimir and Olga posted a photo on Facebook showing the bronze head depicting St. Volodymyr resting on a table, saying that someone found and returned the head on Saturday.The statue was decapitated outside the cathedral early Tuesday and a cross-like symbol on a Ukrainian coat of arms was also stolen.The Facebook post says a group of people would be searching the area where the head was found to look for the cross.Police spokesman Const. Jay Murray, who was contacted around the time the Facebook post was made on Saturday, wouldn’t confirm the head was found.The statue was created by Winnipeg sculptor Leo Mol, who died in 2009.“Thank you to all for your prayers regarding the vandalism of our statue of Blessed St. Volodymyr. We were very thankful to have someone find and return the statue head to the Cathedral today,” the Facebook post by the chuch said.The church could not be reached for comment on Saturday.The chuch had earlier said in a statement that the vandalism had created a financial burden for the parish, and that it didn’t know how much it would cost to repair.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Public memorial for zombie master George Romero set for Monday in TorontoPublic memorial for zombie master George Romero set for Monday in Toronto

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Advertisement TORONTO – Fans of influential horror director George Romero are being invited to gather at a public memorial on Monday.A celebration of the “Night of the Living Dead” director’s life will take place in Toronto, according to details provided by his manager.Romero died Sunday following a battle with lung cancer, according to a statement from his family. The director is credited with reshaping the zombie film genre with his classic “Night of the Living Dead” and its various sequels. He also directed a number of other horror films including “Monkey Shines” and “The Dark Half.”Romero moved to Toronto in 2004 where he shot many of his later films.Monday’s public memorial will be held at the Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.Guests unable to attend the memorial can sign an online guest book: Twitter Login/Register With: Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

George Weston posts increased Q2 adjusted earnings before itemsGeorge Weston posts increased Q2 adjusted earnings before items

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – George Weston Ltd.’s second-quarter net earnings attributable to shareholders fell to $98 million, from $135 million a year earlier, primarily due to a recurring accounting item related to a sale agreement for 9.6 million Loblaw shares.Basic net earnings per common share were 69 cents, down from 98 cents during the same period last year.During the quarter, George Weston booked a charge of 34 cents per share for net interest expense and other financing charges related to a fair value adjustment stemming from the forward sale agreement, on Weston’s books since 2004.After excluding certain items, George Weston (TSX:WN) reported $1.10 per share of adjusted basic earnings per share, up from $1.05 a year earlier and two cents per share better than analysts estimated.George Weston’s sales were $7.79 billion, up from $7.63 billion a year ago. Weston Foods accounted for about $413 million of the revenue, while Loblaw accounted for $7.52 billion.George Weston is the largest shareholder of Loblaw, which is set to add Shoppers Drug Mart (TSX:SC) to its current list of grocery, pharmacy and clothing businesses. The companies have also set up Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust, which began trading publicly after the quarter ended.George Weston, which is controlled by the Weston family, continues to have a stake in Choice, which has acquire about $7 billion of properties and related assets from Loblaw.Weston Foods is a fresh and frozen baked goods company that owns brands like Wonder and D’Italiano breads. George Weston also owns about 63 per cent of Loblaw, which operates grocery stores under various banners across Canada.Weston Foods saw a sales increase of 3.3 per cent from $400 a year ago. Loblaw sales were up two per cent from $7.38 billion during the same quarter last year. by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 30, 2013 10:17 am MDT George Weston posts increased Q2 adjusted earnings before items read more

Grad shines bright inside and outside the classroomGrad shines bright inside and outside the classroom

Jonathan Menchella, right, receives his Spirit of Brock medal from Rudi Kroeker, chair of the Board of Trustees, at Convocation today.Jonathan Menchella has some words of advice and encouragement for the next crop of students coming to the University — “get involved and give back to the community.”Menchella received the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences undergraduate Board of Trustees Spirit of Brock Medal at today’s Convocation for the countless hours he has devoted to community outreach and volunteer initiatives in Niagara.The lifelong St. Catharines resident acquired a passion for community service and volunteerism during his years at St. Francis Secondary School. And his enthusiasm has only flourished during his time at Brock.“I feel like it really gives you the university experience by getting involved in extracurricular and volunteer work, in addition to academic study,” he said.The Community Health Sciences graduate has skillfully balanced his in-class performance with his community-based work.Menchella’s been on the Dean’s Honours list for the past four years and is the recipient of the President’s Surgite Award for exemplary leadership and significant contributions to student life at Brock. The list of his community involvement is equally astonishing.He’s volunteered in the emergency department at St. Catharines General Hospital as part of the University’s Med Plus program. He’s a peer-mentor to first-year Brock students and is involved with the local Big Brothers and Big Sisters In-School Mentoring program.He’s also volunteered his time with the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation, Family and Children’s Services, Canadian National Institute for the Blind and Kidney Foundation of Canada.In 2009, he founded the Brock chapter of War Child Canada.“I’m very passionate about humanitarian assistance,” he said.He got the idea to establish the chapter after reading an article by Dr. Samantha Nutt, a co-founder of War Child Canada who received an honorary degree from Brock in 2005. The charity helps war-affected children in parts of the world devastated by human conflict.“I was really interested in the cause,” said Menchella. “So I went through all of the administrative work to get it started here at Brock, because it was one of the few universities which didn’t have a chapter.”For his work with War Child, he was chosen by his campus peers as one of the top 100 student leaders in Canada through the Campus Perks website.The Brock chapter, with more than 30 active students, has raised money to help build a school in Darfur. It has also offered relief and support for children in Haiti, Sri Lanka, Sierra Leone and the Congo. The chapter is also does outreach to local high school students.This fall, Menchella will continue his academic endeavours as he takes the next step on his career path to becoming a family physician. He will begin graduate studies in physiology at the University of Toronto.Looking back on his time at Brock, Menchella said, “It’s been a really great experience.”Related stories:• More than 3,000 will graduate this week | The Brock News• Convocation ceremonies streamed live | The Brock News read more

South Western Railway criticised by Hugh FearnleyWhittingstall after refusing to let himSouth Western Railway criticised by Hugh FearnleyWhittingstall after refusing to let him

There will also be restrictions on which cups can be used; the mug needs to be clean and undamaged, have a suitable fitting lid and fit under the water spout of the trolley without the requirement to tilt the cup.Passengers have faced difficulties on South Western trains as they try to minimise their carbon footprint by bringing a reusable cup.One passenger, Katie Dancey-Downs, said she witnessed a farcical scene when she asked for her keep cup to be filled.She explained: “You try to reduce your environmental footprint, and then some businesses just make it so difficult. Just used my reusable coffee cup on @SW_Railway and they filled the thing up by transferring water via a single use plastic cup. I despair. #SouthWesternRailway #plasticwaste.”Another, Katie Lidster, added: “I was told last time my cup was too big. I bought a smaller cup but refused due to health and safety rules. Surprised you (or external company) don’t have a commitment to helping reduce unnecessary waste. I’ll bring a flask next time!” The company is also looking into allowing passengers to use their own cups on board.A spokesperson added that in order for recyclable cups to be used, staff will have to be health and safety trained so they can fill them without being scalded by hot water. A rail company has been criticised after Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall was banned from being served tea in his keep cup – and forced to use a single-use plastic cup – because of health and safety regulations.South Western Rail is one of the only train companies in the UK which does not let passengers use their own cups, so if they want to buy a cup of tea or coffee on board, they have to use single-use plastic.Other operators, including LNER,Virgin Trains and Great Western Railway, do let customers use reusable mugs.The celebrity chef spoke out against the ban, tweeting: “Rail Gourmet on @SW_Railway just refused to make me a cup of tea in my keep cup – saying it’s company policy to use the cups provided. I’ve asked on many other trains (inc Great Western and Cross Country) and this is the first time I’ve been refused. ☹️ #WasteNot #WaronWaste”–– ADVERTISEMENT ––A spokesperson for the company replied that this was due to the “safety aspect”, adding: “the water dispenser doesn’t have an adjustable spout, thus some cups don’t fit safely.”Fearnley-Whittingstall responded: “Surely if other trainlines can do it, so can you.”The rail operator confirmed their cups are non-recyclable, adding they hope to sell compostable cups in the future. 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. Rail Gourmet on @SW_Railway just refused to make me a cup of tea in my keep cup – saying it’s company policy to use the cups provided. I’ve asked on many other trains (inc Great Western and Cross Country) and this is the first time I’ve been refused. ☹️ #WasteNot #WaronWaste 🌍— Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall (@HughFW) November 22, 2018 read more

TATRAN Presov sign Croatian right back Bruno ButoracTATRAN Presov sign Croatian right back Bruno Butorac

The Slovakian champions TATRAN Presov announced their new international acquisition for the next season 2017/2018 – Croatian right back Bruno Butorac. Young 22 year-old player of RK Dubrava Zagreb, who has been one of the best players of Croatian Premier League recently, was recommended to TATRAN by Croatian coach Slavko Goluza. Another new player, who signed a 3-year contract for TATRAN from season 2017/2018 even before, is Croatian line player Ante Babic.Highly rated Croatian left-handed handball player, who is considered to be “new Dolenec”, was the member of successful Croatian U17, U19 and U21 national teams with 25 international appearances. In 2013 he was a member of Croatian U19 national team who won the silver medal at the Men´s Youth World Handball Championships in Hungary.Bruno Butorac (190 cm / 92 kg) was born on 1 October 1994 in Zagreb, Croatia. At first he started to play for RK Pavleki at his local school. After that he played for RK Medvescak Zagreb for 2 years. Then he moved to PPD Zagreb, where he played for 4 years. In 2012/2013 season he debuted in the Champions League with PPD Zagreb.Bruno Butorac, right back of RK Dubrava Zagreb, new signing of TATRAN Presov: “It is a big honour for me to join TATRAN Presov. I expect to learn a lot from other players and coach in TATRAN. I am looking forward to game experience in the Champions League and SEHA Gazprom League, in which I would like to be an asset to TATRAN and deliver the best possible performances to help the team to be successful.  I am glad I will have the opportunity to compete at the highest level and hope to win with TATRAN as many games as possible. I am also looking forward to amazing fans of TATRAN who will come and support us in our journey next season.”Miloslav Chmeliar, the owner of TATRAN Presov: “I believe Bruno Butorac is going to be a great choice for our club. I am sure he will be an asset to the team. He is a dynamic player, athlete with excellent motion we are looking for. He is physically prepared in an outstanding way and able to score a lot of goals. In the past we missed such kind of a player.”The words of the owner of TATRAN Presov Miloslav Chmeliar can be proved in the following video featuring Bruno Butorac (No. 33, RK Dubrava Zagreb): Richard FechPhoto: RK Dubrava Zagreb ← Previous Story Manolo Cadenas to lead Argentina until Tokyo 2020 Next Story → BUGOJNO 2017: Powerful Balkan teams to fight for the final read more

Coalition sees disagreements over student grantsCoalition sees disagreements over student grants

first_imgDISCUSSIONS ARE BEING held at Cabinet level over the broadening of the means testing arrangements for student grants but there are indications of tensions between the coalition’s two parties.Labour TDs would like to see the government follow through with a Budget 2012 decision which would include the value of capital assets and savings in the means test.“This makes perfect sense,” Aodhán Ó Ríordáin told Morning Ireland. “It is one of the only government schemes which doesn’t take account of the capital value of savings or assets. It led to a situation where an individual who had €270,000 in his bank account but was still eligible.”The Dublin deputy said the €336 million spend on supporting students had to be more targeted at those who do not have assets or a tradition of education in their homes.“They should not be fishing out of the same pond as those who have,” he continued. “There are far too many eligible students. This is about having a fair system.”The Department of Education told that the broadening of the system is “an issue of equity and fairness”.“At a time of diminishing resources we need to ensure that the valuable student grant system is aimed at those who need it most. And equally, those who can afford to pay to go to third level do.”However, the spokesperson added that there would be no speculation about what will happen ahead of a Cabinet decision.Children from households with an income below €39,875 qualify for a full grant and maintenance. It is understood that assets worth more than €750,000 will be included in the future means tests.Although the Department said the broadening of means testing “is not aimed at a particular section of the community”, farmers have reacted negatively to the proposed changes.Fine Gael TD John Deasy told RTÉ News that income cannot be imputed from assets, adding there would be trouble if Labour pursues the issue.UCD students vote to leave national students’ unionlast_img read more

Apple thought to be experimenting with curved glass smartwatchApple thought to be experimenting with curved glass smartwatch

first_imgThere have been a number of so-called smartwatches either trying to or actually making it to market, but they all have one thing in common: they are flat. There’s nothing wrong with a flat-fronted watch display, but it does mean a trade-off has to be made between the size of the display and the watch being too bulky on your wrist.Apparently, Apple is looking to rectify this problem by applying its cutting-edge glass manufacturing knowledge to the watch form factor and developing an iWatch device.The New York Times has been told that Apple is experimenting with a curved glass smartwatch. As with all of Apple’s mobile devices, the watch would run a version of iOS and give users access to Apple’s services. How limited that access would be is something on Apple can decide, but the watch could form the equivalent of an iPhone, or be limited to the functionality of a cloud-connected iPod.This isn’t the first time we’ve heard about Apple working on a smartwatch. In December last year there was a rumor Apple and Intel were collaborating on a watch with a 1.5-inch OLED display and a launch date before the middle of this year. We’ve also seen the iPod nano turned into a watch, demonstrating that there is the desire to have such an Apple-branded device.Of course, Apple would only release such a device if it met the company’s strict design standards. At the same time, they wouldn’t want a watch drawing sales away from other devices. So it seems unlikely you’d get an Apple smartwatch that acted as a phone without being linked to the iPhone in your pocket.In fact, doesn’t that seem like a more Apple thing to do? Use a smartwatch as the gateway device to your other Apple gadgets tucked safely away in a pocket or bag? It would certainly give you an excuse to buy more, rather than alternative Apple products.[Image credit: shark graphic]last_img read more

Galaxy Note la mise à jour Android 40 reportéeGalaxy Note la mise à jour Android 40 reportée

first_imgGalaxy Note: la mise à jour Android 4.0 reportéeAndroid 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ne sera proposé en téléchargement aux utilisateurs du Samsung Galaxy Note que dans le courant du second trimestre 2012…Les constructeurs de smartphones ne se pressent pas pour avancer les dates de disponibilité de la mise à jour Android 4.0 sur leurs terminaux. Le mobile Samsung Galaxy SII bascule cependant peu à peu sous Android 4.0.3 en Europe. Mais, par exemple, le Galaxy Note ne profite pas de cette mise à jour pour le moment. La mise à jour d’Andoid sur le Galaxy Note est même reportée à une date plutôt floue, dans le courant du second trimestre 2012 !À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Ce report s’explique par le fait que Samsung préfère proposer aux utilisateurs du Galaxy Note, un pack d’applications pour le S Pen, le stylet fourni avec le smartphone et qui contribue grandement au succès de celui-ci. L’application My Story, permettant de créer des cartes postales électroniques à l’aide du S-Pen fait notamment son apparition et elle devrait connaître un certain succès. Enfin, une nouvelle version d’Angry Birds, Angry Birds Space, est également annoncée.Les utilisateurs du Galaxy Note, les plus indulgents, pourraient donc bien pardonner à Samsung ce léger cafouillage. Pourtant, la mise à jour vers Ice Cream Sandwich se fait décidément désirer!Le 25 mars 2012 à 20:15 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Authorities searching for subject behind bank robbery in Coconut CreekAuthorities searching for subject behind bank robbery in Coconut Creek

first_imgCOCONUT CREEK, FLA. (WSVN) – Authorities are searching for a robber on the run.The FBI released photos, Monday, of a man robbing a Citibank branch in Coconut Creek, near Lyons Road and Coconut Creek Parkway.Surveillance footage shows the man entering the bank and crawling over the counter before escaping with money taken from a teller’s drawer.The footage showed the man was wearing a hoodie and hat. The suspect was also reportedly carrying a police-style baton.If you have any information on this subject’s whereabouts, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Crypto bloodbath Tale of IMF support that turned a deadly trapCrypto bloodbath Tale of IMF support that turned a deadly trap

first_imgA continuing bloodbath of cryptocurrencies has its apparent origin in the unexpected support for blockchain-based currencies from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), some observers feel.Cryptocurrencies are plummeting across the board. Bitcoin on Tuesday fell 7 per cent to $4,387, having lost almost a third of its value in a week.The premier blockchain currency is trading below $5,000 for the first time in 13 months, skimming the lowest level since October last year.The plunge is from the all-time high of $19,511 that it hit in last December, before sliding to $13,500 at the start of this year.”The crypto bloodbath continues,” said Neil Wilson, the chief market analyst at told The Guardian. “Things look like they only get worse from here. Where is the incentive to buy? It does rather look like the bottom is coming out of this market.”One of the immediate causes of the crash is the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s action against two cryptocurrency startups that staged initial coin offerings, or ICOs, selling cryptocurrency tokens to the public, according to some media reports. Airfox and Paragon Coin agreed to pay civil penalties for conducting token sales last year without registering them as securities offerings.Digital currency systemThe development sparked warnings from some central bankers and JP Morgan boss Jamie Dimon who declared in September 2017 that bitcoin was a fraud that would ultimately blow up.But IMF chief Christine Lagarde’s call for central banks to look into issuing sovereign cryptocurrencies is making investors wary of private blockchain currencies. Speaking at the Singapore Fintech Festival, Lagarde sought to make a case for governments to support digital currencies as private players do not have the credibility to offer cryptocurrency services.She wanted national governments to step in to prevent the digital currency systems from becoming a haven for fraudsters and money launderers.Sweden’s central bank has run some tests and the IMF has credited Canada, China and Uruguay as also going ahead with plans to provide a digital currency, observers say.Lagarde said central banks could take over the processing of transactions while private-players could continue to providers innovative services to customers.last_img read more

Trump and Putin shake hands at APEC summit dinnerTrump and Putin shake hands at APEC summit dinner

first_imgU.S. president Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin shook hands at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit dinner in Vietnam on Friday, even though the White House said there would be no formal meeting.Trump and Putin smiled and stood next to each other for the traditional group photograph. Then they parted to sit at different parts of the table.The White House said earlier that no formal meeting was planned because of scheduling conflicts on both sides, though it was possible they would bump into each other.”In terms of a scheduled, formal meeting, there’s not one on the calendar and we don’t anticipate that there will be one,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters minutes before landing in Danang.The main meeting of leaders from APEC countries is on Saturday in the Vietnamese resort city of Danang. Trump is on the fourth leg of a 12-day tour of Asia.last_img read more

Priya Saha to face sedition charges QuaderPriya Saha to face sedition charges Quader

first_imgBangladesh Awami League general secretary and the road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader. File PhotoTerming the allegation made by Priya Saha to US president Donald Trump about Bangladesh ‘absolutely false’, ruling Bangladesh Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Saturday said she will be sued on sedition charges, reports news agency UNB.”Priya Saha’s allegation was absolutely false. No one will agree with her. A sedition case will be filed against her. The process is underway,” said Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, while talking to newsmen at AL president’s Dhanmondi office in Dhaka.Priya Saha, one of the organising secretaries of Bangladesh Hindu-Bouddha-Christian Oikya Parishad, was seen telling US president Donald Trump, among other things, that 37 million Hindu, Buddhist and Christian people have been disappeared from Bangladesh. She also told president Trump that her land has been grabbed by Muslim fundamentalists and sought his help so that Hindu, Buddhist and Christian people can live in Bangladesh.The Bangladesh government on Saturday said it appears that there was an ulterior motive behind Priya Saha’s “absolutely false and concocted” stories that were targeted to malign Bangladesh.”Bangladesh is a beacon of religious freedom and communal harmony, where people of all faiths have been living in peace for ages,” said the foreign ministry, strongly protesting all the “blatant lies” Priya Saha told US president Donald Trump.The government also condemned her remarks in the strongest possible terms.Bangladesh national Priya Saha took part in the Second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom held at the US Department of State in Washington, DC on 16-18 July.Bangladesh foreign minister AK Abdul Momen also attended the meeting.Delegates from 106 countries, including about 40 foreign ministers, took part in the meeting at the invitation of Mike Pompeo, the US Secretary of State.last_img read more

Jyotipriya blames Dilip Mukul over murder of 4 TMC workersJyotipriya blames Dilip Mukul over murder of 4 TMC workers

first_imgKolkata: Jyotipriya Mallick, Trinamool Congress president of North 24-Parganas district, lodged a complaint with the police against BJP state president Dilip Ghosh and leader Mukul Roy, alleging that they are behind the murder of four active workers of his party.In the letter addressed to the North 24-Parganas district SP, Mallick has stated that four active leaders of his party were killed to ensure Trinamool does not perform well in the forthcoming Panchayat polls. Mallick has also informed the police that the party’s workers were also attacked in other parts of the district as well. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsHe stated that Saifar Rahman of Sasan, Sariful Haque of Amdanga, Ajit Debnath of Gopalnagar and Amirul Mallick, who was the booth president of Swarupnagar, were all killed in the past few weeks. Saifar, Sariful and Ajit were shot, while Amirul was stabbed to death.Stating that all the four were very popular and active workers in their respective areas, Mallick has mentioned in the complaint letter that they were active campaigners for the party’s candidates in the Panchayat elections. He stated that they were killed with the motive of hindering campaign of Trinamool Congress candidates.He stated in the letter: “the victims’ family members believe that all four were killed by BJP backed goons, with the support of CPI(M) workers. They also believe that Mukul Roy and Dilip Ghosh are also behind the murder of their family members.”The Trinamool district president has urged the superintendent of police of the district to take necessary legal action against the two BJP leaders.last_img read more

Encouraging young food bloggersEncouraging young food bloggers

first_imgThe second edition of ‘Top Food Blogger Awards’, organised by Sidd’s Hospitality and Candid Communication, was held at Jameson Inn Shiraz, recently.J Biswas, Assistant Director, Ministry of Tourism, Kolkata and Virginie Corteval, Consul General, France, Kolkata were invited as Chief Guests to the event along with Guests of Honor Kasemsan Thongsiri, Deputy Consul-General, The Royal Thai Consulate, Kolkata and Agnimitra Paul. Eminent personalities like Satrajit Sen, Masterchef Priyanka M, Indroneel Mukherjee, DJ Akash, Dibyendu Barua, and Sudarshan Chakraborty along with Ishtiaque Ahmed, Managing Director of Jameson Inn Shiraz also graced the event. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe event was started with the objective to reward bloggers in segments of quality of writing, uniqueness of the subjects covered, level of love displayed in the words on the virtual page and of course, quality of the photographs and level of love displayed in taking them. The award ceremony started with ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’, which was given to Chef Steven Lee – Head chef and patron at Hakkaland, an Indo-Chinese Restaurant. The 24 awards were segmented into different categories like ‘Best Travel Blog’, ‘Most Inspired Weeknight Dinners’, ‘Best Food Instagram’, ‘Best Drinks Blog’, ‘Best Baking and Sweets Blog’, ‘Food and Culture Best Essay Award’, ‘Best Photography’, to name a few. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveAll the categories were further divided into ‘Jury’s choice’ and ‘People’s choice’ award. One of the organisers, Paromita Ghosh, Director, Candid Communication said: “We are grateful for the interest and feedback generated amid our bloggers’ fraternity. We feel strengthened to receive over 300 nominations and over 4000 votes.” The Director of Sidd’s Hospitality, Ankur Siddiqui believes that the awards have provided a unique platform to the food blogging community of eastern India, thereby encouraging new food bloggers to give shape to their passion and love for blogging.last_img read more

Attorney General on Apple Were Asking Them to Do What Their CustomerAttorney General on Apple Were Asking Them to Do What Their Customer

first_imgMarch 11, 2016 U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said that Apple won’t comply with its customer’s needs by refusing to unlock the phone of a deceased terrorist.”What we’re asking them to do is to do what their customer wants. The real owner of the phone is the county — the employer of one of the terrorists who is now dead,” she told Stephen Colbert on The Late Show last night. “And what we’re asking them to do is to help us disable the password erase function that basically wipes the phone if you guess the password wrong after 10 times. We will try and get into the phone. We will extract the evidence under the court order that we have gotten that’s very narrow and very focused.”The case between the Justice Department and Apple involves potential information held on the iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters, who killed 14 people and injured 22 in an attack in December.Related: FBI Director Says Apple Case May Set a Precedent for Other DevicesIn an open letter to customers last month, Tim Cook said that while the company had complied with the FBI’s investigation to that point, they had reached an impasse because the company had been asked to build a backdoor to the security system of the iPhone.”In the wrong hands, this software — which does not exist today — would have the potential to unlock any iPhone in someone’s physical possession. … And while the government may argue that its use would be limited to this case, there is no way to guarantee such control,” the CEO wrote.Related: Justice Department Calls Apple’s Rhetoric ‘Corrosive’ in iPhone CaseWhen Colbert asked her about the case, saying that he assumed she disagreed with Cook’s stance on the issue, Lynch said that the Justice Department is not asking for a backdoor or to turn any device on to spy on anyone. She added that while she and the Apple CEO have disagreed publicly in court, “I’ve had a number of great conversations with Tim Cook on issues of privacy,” and as both the attorney general and a private citizen, she said she understood why privacy is so important.   Pushing back a bit, Colbert said that Cook has characterized this request as a slippery slope — that if the function did exist, it could be used turn on someone’s phone to surveil them without their knowledge.Moving away from Apple at the end of the interview, Colbert asked for the Attorney General’s take on Hillary Clinton’s State Department emails. Unsurprisingly, Lynch couldn’t say too much about any Justice Department activity involving Clinton. For more, check out the video above. Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globalcenter_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 3 min readlast_img read more

Customercentricity key to VIA Rails successCustomercentricity key to VIA Rails success

first_img Posted by Share TORONTO — VIA Rail thanked its partners at an industry event in Toronto, part of a road show that included Ottawa last night and Montreal next week.“These events are an opportunity to thank our valued partners for their continued support and their contributions towards our recent successes,” said Tracey Nurmi, Senior Manager, Domestic & International Sales for VIA Rail Canada.VIA has made a big shift towards customer centricity and this change “has been a key part of our modernization”, said Nurmi.“We are seeing significant improvements in many of our key performance indicators as it relates to customer satisfaction as well as an upward trend in revenues and passenger traffic.” Customer-centricity key to VIA Rail’s success Friday, September 16, 2016 center_img Tags: VIA Rail Michael Smith << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Leading Indicators Point to Moderate Economic Expansion AheadLeading Indicators Point to Moderate Economic Expansion Ahead

first_img October 24, 2014 500 Views A gauge of leading economic indicators in the United States showed solid growth in September, suggesting moderate economic expansion to finish out the year.The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index, a measure of economic developments as an indicator of future trends, increased 0.8 percent last month to 104.4 following a downwardly revised August reading that showed no change.The index tracks a handful of component indicators, including labor market conditions, housing construction activity, and credit conditions.According to the Conference Board, most of the index’s components have picked up momentum in the last half-year, suggesting moderate expansion in the economy for the remainder of 2014.Nine of the ten components contributed to the latest increase, led by improvements in the spread between long and short rates. The index’s credit component was also a major contributor, adding 0.11 percentage points as banks gradually loosen credit standards.On the other hand, housing construction contributed little to September’s index, adding 0.05 percentage points as permits for new projects proved lackluster for that month.”Permits could come under some pressure going forward as the NAHB builder’s sentiment index fell five points to 54, following four-straight months of gains,” said Wells Fargo analysts Tim Quinlan and Zachary Griffiths in a note. “This could simply be a result of the typical buying season coming to an end; however, this was a sizable drop and may be a sign of caution going forward.””The financial markets are reflecting turmoil and unease, but the data on the leading indicators continue to suggest moderate growth in the short-term,” said Ken Goldstein, Economist at The Conference Board. “Meanwhile, the weak advances in the housing market remain a bigger risk to the outlook than short-term financial gyrations.”The Conference Board’s other monthly economic indices, which measure lagging and current indicators, also grew in September, though at a more modest rate: The Coincident Economic Index was up 0.4 percent to 110.2, according to the group, while the Lagging Economic Index ticked up 0.1 percent to 125.1. in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News Leading Indicators Point to Moderate Economic Expansion Aheadcenter_img Share Conference Board Credit Availability Economic Indicators Housing Permits 2014-10-24 Tory Barringerlast_img read more