1 12 19

first_imgA day after the CBI issued summons to former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar to appear before the agency, the senior IPS officer on Saturday failed to turn up at its headquarters in the city. The Calcutta High Court had on Friday vacated the interim order providing him protection from arrest by the CBI in the Saradha scam, following which he was issued summons by the Central agency. A team of CBI officers met their counsel Y J Dastoor, who had represented the agency in the High Court, and discussed their options for more than a hour. “We are discussing the matter with our lawyers,” CBI Joint Director Pankaj Srivastava told journalists. Asked what action would the agency taker against Mr. Kumar, “We cannot disclose that,” he said.Mr. Kumar, who is posted as Additional Director General, CID, remained untraced in the day. The CBI served notice on him under Section 160 of The Code of Criminal Procedure in the multi-crore scam. Mr. Kumar was part of the Special Investigation Team ( SIT) set up by the West Bengal government to probe the case before the agency took it up in 2014. In February, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sat in dharna when the CBI tried to question the former Kolkata Police Commissioner.last_img read more

24 10 19

first_imgStory Highlights Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says some of the recommendations made in a report by the Mental Health and Homelessness Task Force will be implemented this fiscal year.The report, received by the Minister in 2016, examines the current status of mental illness in the society, existing methods and techniques of treatment, and proposes new approaches to tackling the ailment.One of the most significant elements of the document to be implemented this fiscal year is a public education campaign geared at the destigmatisation of persons afflicted by mental illness.“The destigmatisation is crucial. We need to convince persons to recognise the illness for what it is and how they can play a role… and for it (campaign) to deal with those who have been abandoned on the streets,” the Minister said.Dr. Tufton pointed out that the big ongoing concern that requires immediate action is the extent to which abandoned mentally challenged persons are left on the streets without treatment, and without any care and attention, despite the efforts of the psychiatric health officers.The Minister was speaking at a ceremony to hand over two Toyota Hiace buses donated by the National Health Fund (NHF), to the North Eastern Regional Health Authority (NERHA) and the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), at the pharmaceutical division of the NHF on Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston, on April 3.The two buses, valued at $15 million, will be used to provide support for community mental health services in the parishes of Portland, Hanover and Westmoreland.The Minister said another recommendation of the report involves the training of approximately 62 psychiatric nursing aides, in order to “beef up and support the mental health teams already on the streets and in the communities”.Dr. Tufton informed that active non-profit voluntary organisations will be engaged “to lend greater support to the efforts of public health officers to support those who are on the streets and, in particular, those who are mentally ill”.The Minister noted that between three and five additional vehicles will also be procured during the year.Meanwhile, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the NHF, Everton Anderson, commended community health workers out in the field for their efforts in addressing mental health issues, as the situation is “not easy”. Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says some of the recommendations made in a report by the Mental Health and Homelessness Task Force will be implemented this fiscal year. “The destigmatisation is crucial. We need to convince persons to recognise the illness for what it is and how they can play a role… and for it (campaign) to deal with those who have been abandoned on the streets,” the Minister said. One of the most significant elements of the document to be implemented this fiscal year is a public education campaign geared at the destigmatisation of persons afflicted by mental illness. last_img read more

17 09 19

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 30, 2016 – The duo has resigned they say under duress and advised Magnetic Media today that there will be a report filed with the Integrity Commission due to the alleged, interference of Minister for Communications, George Lightbourne with the radio talk show, Expressions on government owned, RTC.Audley Astwood said he and Jermaine Fulford decided to resign due to the phone calls made in at least two instances allegedly by the Minister, reportedly taking exception to the content of the show.Astwood said the alleged interference infringes on freedom of speech and reeks of what he termed, political bullying.There was no Expressions Talk show on air today; Audley Astwood admitted that he did not know if he and Jermaine Fulford were fired from the program for which they are not paid, but explained there were technical problems since Monday which would have inhibited a broadcast today anyhow.On Monday, the two were reportedly told not to return. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

5 09 19

first_imgInfosysReutersThe year 2017 is something Infosys and its employees will probably always remember, considering how much has happened in the firm. From top-level managers, including former CEO Vishal Sikka, quitting and speculations that he had a fallout with co-founder Narayana Murthy to the firm getting a new CEO in Salil Parekh, the year has definitely been memorable.And now that Parekh has come onboard the IT giant, it looks like Infosys will begin the new year with some stability. At least that is what Parekh aims for, along with growth of the Bengaluru-based IT giant. Infosys is now reportedly set to see a new team of leaders and Parekh’s management style has been described as “firm but gentle.””He (Parekh) is good at getting things done but won’t spend time talking things up,” a former Infosys executive told the Economic Times. And with this “firm but gentle” style, Parekh will need to not just push for growth , but will also have to bring some stability to the firm, which has witnessed troubled times, as well as build confidence among his employees.Infosys staffers have told the daily that they do not expect Parekh to come onboard and bond with them overnight, but they would like to know what he has in the pipeline. “No one is expecting him to come in and distribute iPhones, but you need to know what is happening. If the company changes direction every three years then people get tired,” an employee noted.The 53-year-old, who moves to Infosys from Capgemini, will need to bring the IT giant’s growth back on track, in turn increasing its revenue. Infosys’ shares have taken quite a hit in the last few months, and have only marginally improved since Sikka’s exit.While his agenda may be in place, experts believe that Parekh must be given the space to make decisions and execute them, without the interference of the founders, which seemed to be the case with Sikka.”The hope is that the founders do not micro-manage Salil Parekh, just because the MD is based out of Bengaluru. And they should let the MD build his own team and strategy for the company,” Shriram Subramanian, founder of InGovern Research Services, told ET. ReutersThe reported interference from the founders is said to be one of the reasons that Sikka decided to resign. In his letter to the board announcing his resignation he had hinted on this writing: “Over the last many months and quarters, we have all been besieged by false, baseless, malicious and increasingly personal attacks.”Allegations that have been repeatedly proven false and baseless by multiple, independent investigations. But despite this, the attacks continue, and worse still, amplified by the very people from whom we all expected the most steadfast support in this great transformation.”last_img read more

31 08 19

first_imgIt is said that one’s body is a temple, but how long can one live in the same house before redecorating it? Renowned actor Angelina Jolie said once that all her tattoos came at good times, adding that “a tattoo is something permanent when you’ve made a self-discovery, or something you’ve come to a conclusion about”. Tattoo art is an old art, with spiritual connotations in some tribal cultures of the belief to follow the bearer into the afterlife. Slowly but surely, tattoos are beginning to carve for themselves their own niche in the cultural fabric of society as an art form. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAnd as author Sylvia Plath said, “a tattoo is like wearing one’s heart on one’s skin,” tattoo is now no longer just a tribal ritual but is turning into a fashion statement. The second Heartwork Tattoo Festival is being held in the national Capital at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium from the December 2 – 4 with the participation of around 110 artists in over 100 booths. The event will feature some of the best tattoo artistes from over ten countries. The event is being organized by the Czars of The Indian Tattoo Industry who formed a group called Creative Skin Graphic Pvt Ltd to revolutionise tattoo art all over India as they realised that getting inked was more than just a ritual. It was in the true sense Heart-work.  Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveHeartwork is the brainchild of four pillars of the Indian tattoo industry: Lokesh Verma of Devil’z Tattooz, Delhi; Sameer Patange of Kraayonz Tattoo Studios, Mumbai; the biggest distributor of tattoo equipment in India, Anu Singh of Tattoo Empire, and Arvind Garg of Tattoo Gizmo. The opening performance will be by the renowned dancer/ choreographer/ actor Remo D’souza with a live tattoo on him. There will also be live workshops by legends of the International tattoo industry. They take upcoming artists through demonstrations on various art practices and design methods.  Participating tattoo artists include Jay Freestyle from Netherlands, Bez 666 from the United Kingdom, Stepan Nagur from Russia, and Fred from Spain – all of whom have already achieved name and fame internationally. There will also be live Tattoo on-the-spot competitions on all the three days of the festival, with multiple categories to compete in. The best tattoos everyday will be eligible for trophies and prizes.On all the three days tattoo enthusiasts will witness entertaining and high energy acts of live music bands and Djs.The list of performers include Kabir Cafe, a fusion Sufi band, Jyoti Ram from France who does some crazy acts with his electronic sitar and crystal balls, and a standup comedian who is one of the best in the country.According to Sameer Patange, “Heartwork has come a long way and has been appreciated not just by tattoo artists but also by general masses in India as well as overseas. The idea of creating Heartwork was to create a general awareness amongst people and that has happened quite successfully. A huge lineup of foreign artists is going to make it to our shores this year. Let them see and know what we Indians are made of when we talk art”.Lokesh Verma added, “My basic idea to initiate Heartwork was to put Indian tattooing scene on the world map of tattoos. Looking at last year’s response and the number of international artists and media interested in this year’s event, I think we are on the right path. Let’s see where it takes us.” Arvind Garg said, “In the first year, Heartwork saw the biggest gathering of professional tattoo artists under one roof in India. With the first year’s success we can already see the tread moving from googling the tattoo design to the customised tattoo, we can see the personal stories in body art has seeped into popular culture. This indicates a dilution in the stigma that is usually associated with tattooing. With this effort Indian artist are able to showcase their skill which is seen at international level and now we can see that more and more Indian artists are being sponsored by international brands. “    Anu Singh Co-organiser expressed  his thoughts about the celebrated tattoo festival, “We began our journey with Heartwork Tattoo Festival in 2015 to give Indian Artists a big platform to showcase their talent. And with the immense love and support of everyone it started a chain reaction. Carrying on the legacy we are back to give the best lineup of international and national performances in music, tattoos and art that everybody has been waiting for. We are pretty sure and excited that this year too its going to be one heck of a ride.”last_img read more

19 08 19

first_img MCLEAN, VA — Hilton has signed on to develop an upscale, all-suite Embassy Suites by Hilton brand in Aruba in 2021.The new-build 330-suite oceanfront Embassy Suites by Hilton Aruba Resort marks Hilton’s second hotel on the island and reinforces the company’s continued expansion plans in the Caribbean.“The signing of Embassy Suites by Hilton Aruba Resort underscores Hilton’s commitment to expanding its portfolio across the Caribbean,” said Juan Corvinos, VP, development, Caribbean and Latin America, Hilton.“We are focused on continued growth in the region and bringing our industry leading brands to top destinations like Aruba. The new Embassy Suites by Hilton resort across Eagle Beach will be a wonderful complement to our existing Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino on Palm Beach, further extending our hospitality to a new area of the island.”Located on J.E. Irausquin Boulevard across from the white sands of Eagle Beach and less than 10 km from the airport, hotel guests will get unobstructed views of the Caribbean Sea and proximity to the area’s main attractions, dining and entertainment.More news:  Virgin Voyages de-activates Quebec accounts at FirstMates agent portalThe new-build eight-storey 330-suite resort in Aruba will feature Embassy Suites by Hilton’s signature spacious suites equipped with a separate living area, private bedroom and wet bar fitted with a microwave, mini-fridge and coffee maker.The resort will provide 6,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, a more than 3,000 square foot spa, outdoor swimming pool, fitness center and casino. There will also be a three-meal signature restaurant, bar and grab-and-go dining option.Hilton currently has a portfolio of nearly 150 hotels and resorts in 25 countries across the Caribbean and Latin America.The company says it is actively pursuing additional growth opportunities and currently has a development pipeline of more than 80 hotels throughout the region. Hilton announces plans for Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel in Aruba Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Tags: Aruba, Embassy Suites, Openings & Renovations Sharecenter_img Travelweek Group Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more