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first_imgShyam Sundar Co Jewellers announced Ushoshi Sengupta as the face of ‘Adi-kriti’ – their brand of high-fashion gold jewellery, at an event in a premier city hotel, recently.Inspired by the tribal culture of India – ‘Adi-kriti’, an exclusive collection of designer handcrafted gold jewellery was launched by Shyam Sundar Co Jewellers in December 2008. The brand came into force with the support of ‘World Gold Council’, which recognised the project as a ‘Unique in the world’ project. Also Read – The Puja carnivalIn the following year itself, the brand went on to win the attention of Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), and also got a national award for its concept and design. The brand position of ‘Adi-Kriti’ is ‘tell-tale tribal jewellery, retold in gold’ and the product proposition a jewellery collection that is ‘simply beyond the wildest imagination’ Talking about the decision of the brand, Arpita Saha, Director, Shyam Sundar Co Jewellers said, “All these years, ‘Adi-kriti’ was present in the market without a human face because we didn’t find one that would do justice to the brand. And now, with Ushoshi Sengupta, we have found a personality that really goes with the brand.” Also Read – Wave City brings special offers this NavratraRupak Saha, Director, Shyam Sundar Co Jewellers informed that Ushoshi had also walked the ramp for ‘Adi-kriti’ during the launch of the brand in 2008.So, it is really a homecoming for both the brand and Sengupta. Incidentally, Ushoshi Sengupta won the ‘Miss Universe India’ title in 2010 – when ‘Adi-Kriti’, was beginning to expand in the gems and jewellery trade and industry in India, after winning a national award in Mumbai. And now, the brand and Sengupta, both are ready to rule the fashion world together.last_img read more

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Mr. Ban, who met today with Mr. Akinci in New York, welcomed the “positive atmosphere” surrounding the ongoing talks, encouraging the leaders “to stay on this path,” according to a read-out provided by the Secretary-General’s spokesperson. The negotiations resumed on 15 May under the facilitation of the UN Special Adviser, Espen Barth Eide, who recently said that he strongly felt 2015 would be a decisive year. The Secretary-General assured Mr. Akinci of his personal commitment and that of his Special Adviser to continue facilitating the talks.Mr. Ban also welcomed the leaders’ agreement to work on a number of confidence-building measures that would benefit both communities, according to the read-out. Such measures, he noted, could help to increase and sustain the positive environment on the island. read more

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With the season two-thirds complete, the Ohio State men’s soccer team’s robust schedule has helped bring the team close to the top of the RPI standings. But in the midst of a strong campaign, head coach John Bluem still believes there is plenty of room for improvement “I’d probably give them a ‘B,’” Bluem said. “All three matches we lost, I think we could have won. I think we hurt ourselves with our own mistakes. So as you go down the stretch here you got to limit the mistakes.” At No. 4 in RPI standings, OSU (6-4-2) is looking to line itself up for a favorable seed in the NCAA Tournament. The RPI standings take into consideration a team’s winning percentage and the winning percentage of its opponents. With four matches left, including three Big Ten contests plus the conference championship, there’s still plenty of time for things to change. With quality performances against some of the country’s best teams, including ties to previously ranked No. 8 Louisville and No. 1 Akron, along with a victory over No. 11 Michigan State, the Buckeyes have proven they can run with anyone. Players said the key is embracing that confidence going forward. “It gives the confidence of knowing that we can play against some of the best teams … in the nation. But it also lets us know that we could do better. There were a lot of things in those games could have gone different way and we know that working hard, maybe we could have won those games,” sophomore forward Chris Hegngi said. While OSU is undefeated in four matches at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium this season, the team is 3-4-1 in games away from Columbus. After Wednesday’s loss, 1-0, to University of Illinois at Chicago, four of the next five home games will be at home. Following four straight match wins, the Buckeyes dropped two consecutive games. For a team that’s played well against quality opponents to that point, OSU believes getting served a slice of humble pie will help finish the season strong. “Anyone’s beatable,” said Austin McAnena, reigning Big Ten Player of the Week. “Northwestern hasn’t had a great season, but they’re a hard working team. Basically anyone in the Big Ten can win at any given time. It’s kind of a wakeup call, too.” Bluem said for the team to finish the regular season where it wants to, his players would need to maintain the right mindset for the entirety of the game, not just crunch time. While the Buckeyes are a strong defensive club, they struggle to score at times causing Bluem and his staff to experiment with different lineups. “We’re right about where I thought we would be. We have had a very difficult strength of schedule this year,” Bluem said prior to Wednesday’s loss. “I think we’re pretty well positioned to move forward into these final (five) games. “I’m proud of what the guys have achieved so far, but at the same time, we still have work to do.” read more

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The UN ambassador for space has said Winston Churchill was a racist responsible for “atrocities”, and apologised for quoting the wartime leader in a tweet.Scott Kelly came under fire from anti-racism activists after tweeting on Sunday: “One of the greatest leaders of modern times, Sir Winston Churchill said, in victory, magnanimity.“I guess those days are over.”This triggered hundreds of replies from his followers, as they blamed Churchill for the Bengal famine of 1943 and compared the late prime minister to Adolf Hitler, who he helped defeat.One Twitter user wrote: “Sir with all due respect, Winston Churchill is just as good as Hitler.” Another said: “With due respect Astronaut Kelly, Winston Churchill is NOT the greatest leaders of the Modern times especially when he was responsible for the Bengal Famine of 1943. Not many in the West perhaps know this. I would probably say he was one of the greatest Orators of modern times.”Responding, the former NASA astronaut, who has commanded three International Space Station Expeditions, publicly apologised. Did not mean to offend by quoting Churchill. My apologies. I will go and educate myself further on his atrocities, racist views which I do not support. My point was we need to come together as one nation. We are all Americans. That should transcend partisan politics.— Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) October 7, 2018 “My point was we need to come together as one nation. We are all Americans. That should transcend partisan politics.”Many criticised the former astronaut for apologising.Academic Christina Sommers wrote: “Please don’t apologize. Winston Churchill, like all of us, had serious human failings. But unlike most of us—he possessed genuine greatness. And that greatness may have saved freedom & democracy. Ask the Twitter scolds to name a hero or heroine who didn’t have serious flaws.”Another critic agreed, adding: “For God’s sake, we can’t quote Churchill now?!? What would have happened to the resistance against Nazism with a lesser man as PM? What would have happened to the resistance if it had torn itself to bits over questions of idealogical purity? We live in dumb (and dangerous) times!” He wrote: “Did not mean to offend by quoting Churchill. My apologies. I will go and educate myself further on his atrocities, racist views which I do not support. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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first_imgThe Energy and Mining Indonesia Series of Conferences and Exhibitions which ran in September ended on a high with 42,735 trade and business visitors registering throughout Indonesia and the ASEAN region. The event  consists of four specialised trade exhibitions, Electric Power and Renewable Energy Indonesia (15,371 visitors), Mining Indonesia (11,802 visitors), Oil and Gas Indonesia (10,002 visitors) and Building and Infrastructure Indonesia (5,560 visitors).A total of 2,284 exhibitors participated in the exhibition including leading players from the Energy and Mining sectors including ABB, Atlas Copco Fluidcon, Caterpillar, Daya Kobelco, Endress + Hauser, GE, Hitachi, Honeywell, Hyundai Heavy Industries, JCB, Liebherr, Mercedes Benz, MTU, Sany, Schneider, Siemens and United Tractors . The exhibitions which attracted 17 country pavilions occupied a record 57,410 m2 at the Jakarta International Expo Centre.This exhibition highlighted the huge opportunities that exist in the Energy and Mining sectors in Indonesia. Exhibitors were delighted with the results; “The best Mining show ever” said John McCue, Northern Territory Government, Australia“Well organised and provided good networking and business opportunities, we look forward to the next event in 2013” said Crystal Chan, Senior Corporate Communications Executive, Hitachi.Alongside the exhibition, two high level conferences were organised by the Indonesian Mining Association under the theme “The Challenges Under the New Mining Paradigm” which attracted 240 delegates and addressed the key issues affecting Indonesia’s mining sector.The second, organised by the Indonesian Electrical Power Society (MKI) under the theme “National Electricity Power Development ” was organised to address the challenges to meet the countries greater demand for power and energy. Over 50 Technical seminars and product demonstrations also accompanied the exhibition.The Energy and Mining Indonesia Series, which was 40% larger than the last edition will return September 11-14 2013 and space reservations have already been confirmed for 2013.last_img read more

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first_imgStop pump meltdowns and explosions by installing the Pump Protector from Thermal Interrupt Devices. The Protector continuously monitors the pump’s internal temperature and reacts to dangerous overheating conditions by shutting off the power to the pump’s motor before damaging temperatures are reached. Once tripped, the Protector must be manually reset before the pump will run again. This feature prevents needless and wasteful cycling because an overheating pump cannot repair itself. For critical applications such as those found in mining, the Pump Protector can be supplied with a third conductor for an alarm circuit, which will immediately inform miners the pump has a problem.The Protector is presently available in two configurations: a 25-A unit for direct-wire-to-the-pump motor installations (typically 3.7 kW or less motors) and a 1-A version, which can protect any size or power pump using a control panel. The company is developing a Protector featuring a longer brass fitting for difficult to reach installations. The ‘Long Reach’ Protectors will also be available as 1-A and 25-A units.Safety in mining means protecting miners as well as the environment.  Centrifugal pumps play critical roles in dewatering, movement of chemicals, and removal of slurry.  These pumps are asked to perform in the most demanding of conditions, including unpredictable intake levels – one of the leading causes of pump overheating.  Whether dewatering or delivering chemicals, mining pumps are susceptible to blockage of intake and discharge causing loss of prime and deadheading: pumps without enough water to cool themselves effectively or with water trapped in the pump housing and unable to leave, causing overheating.  Failure of any of these pumps can lead to catastrophe, including injury and long-term environmental impact.Most pumps offer overheat protection for the pump motor.  While this may protect the windings of the motor against damage from overheating, it does nothing to protect the pump and discharge pipes.  Protecting the motor has nothing in common with protecting the pump: these are two separate systems and must be protected separately from each other, Thermal Interrupt Devices states on its website.For mining applications, Thermal Interrupt Devices recommends use of 1-A Pump Protector for pumps with control panels.  The 1-A Pump Protector also offers the capability to integrate with remote management and monitoring circuits. The 25-A Pump Protector can be installed on pumps with direct wiring to the pump motor.  Any Pump Protector will work with any size pump, preventing costly and dangerous mining pump meltdowns.  Thermal Interrupt Devices can create custom temperature range protection and custom connection types to suit all forms of mining pumps.    http://www.thermalinterrupt.com/mining-pumps.htmllast_img read more

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first_imgIn an operation that features autonomous underground mobile equipment and production drills, Newmont Mining has completed its Northwest Exodus project, extending mine life from the Exodus underground operation in the Carlin North area for 10 years. Northwest Exodus marks Newmont’s second profitable expansion in the last month adding higher-grade, lower-cost gold production in Nevada. The project was completed safely, ahead of schedule and within budget for $69 million.Featuring fit-for-purpose technologies to enhance safety, productivity and efficiency, Northwest Exodus will add between 50,000 and 75,000 oz/y of gold production and lower Carlin’s all-in sustaining costs by approximately $25/oz in the first five years of operation . Northwest Exodus’s underground infrastructure also provides exploration platforms to support future growth in a highly prospective gold district.“Northwest Exodus leverages fit-for-purpose technologies, existing infrastructure and higher-grade ore to lower costs, extend mine life and deliver an internal rate of return of more than 40%,” said Tom Palmer, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “As our newest expansion, Northwest Exodus demonstrates Newmont’s commitment to investing prudently in viable technologies that enhance safety and generate long-term value for our stakeholders.”The project was designed to support autonomous operations and is currently running two autonomous LHDs and pilot-testing autonomous drills to access and recover ore. The operation is also fitted with reliable, high-bandwidth underground WiFi to connect people, systems and equipment.Over the last five years, Newmont has built eight new mines and expansions on four continents, including Akyem and the Phoenix Copper Leach in 2013, Merian and Long Canyon in 2016, Tanami in 2017, and Twin Underground in 2018. It also completed a value-accretive acquisition of Cripple Creek and Victor in 2015 and delivered a profitable expansion at the mine in 2016.last_img read more

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croatiaehfeuro2014semifinals ← Previous Story Main Round (Aarhus): Poland VS Sweden – match of the Day Next Story → Goal-fest in Aarhus as ‘Les Experts’ secure the semi-final berth We’re back in Aarhus for the day 10 of the 2014 EHF Euro, with still a lot to be decided in the Group 2. It was that Croatia had more at stake today, after defeat against France had put a dent in their semi-final hopes. The ‘Cowboys’ are also temporarily on top of the group 2 after this routine win, as France play Belarus later today. It’s back to the drawing board for Russia, who is still without points in the group; while Croatia’s semi-final hopes are very much alive, due to the Man of the match performance from Vori and seven goals from Horvat, who’s presence allowed Ivan Ćupić to be rested for later matches, after this convincing 25:33 (11:16) win.Russia was goalless five minutes into the match, as Croatia scores a 4:0 series off a good defensive impact. It was Horvat with his third goal of the game, which set 2:7 with 10 minutes, elapsed. Lackluster Russia has found themselves in all kinds of trouble mid-way through the first half, with only three goals scored. A brace from Slišković set the margin to 8, with 3:11 the score. With a comfortable score for Croatia, Goluža tried to rest his regulars with a rotation 10 minutes from the half-time whistle with Valčić coming to play with two goals to maintain the lead. It was Valčić that came from hero to a villain, with a techical fault and a turnover, with Skopintsev bringing the difference back to 9:14 in the last five minutes. The last minute of the first half saw Kovalev with a goal to make it a 4-goal difference at 11:15. The in-form winger Horvat scored his 4th goal of the half to set the score at 11:16 as the teams go on a break.Save from Alilović marked the beginning of the second period, as Croatia was back to finish the job. Kopljar opened the half excellently, brining the difference back to 7 goals, having previously struggled to find shooting form. The amazing Vori scored for 13:21, followed by prolific Horvat, for Croatian team to gain a 9-goal lead in the last 20 minutes. Zlatko Horvat who scored 7 goals today overall was the leading role again, as he scores for 17:25 mid-way through the second half. Poliakov and Skopintsev made it 23:28, a lifeline for Russia as the game goes into the final 7 minutes. Dying minutes of the match saw Croatia taking the steering wheel as an individual effort of 3 goals from Ninčević ruthlessly set the final score at 25:33. In truth it could have gone much worse for Russia, as Croatia was in control throughout, giving their rotation players like Slišković and Valčić a chance to showcase the skills in the national team with more play-time available.TEXT: NEMANJA SAVIC read more

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first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 35 Comments DRUG DEALERS SOURCING their stock online are using intermediary delivery firms to transport their wares.Revenue has said that, as the demand for drugs rises, so too do the number of attempts to bring them in using new methods.While attempting to smuggle drugs using the postal service is nothing new, dealers are now starting to use third-party parcel storage delivery firms to move their goods.Liam Peakin, who is manager in Customs Drugs Law Enforcement in the Revenue Investigations & Prosecutions Division, said the practice is becoming more and more prevalent despite an increase in detections.Speaking to TheJournal.ie, he said: “The internet drug market is a challenging for us and for the gardaí. There has been a huge increase in the amount of people who are going online looking for illegal drugs.“Are we going to beat this? I don’t think so.”Despite the rising number of people trying to bring in drugs into Ireland, Peakin said there are certain tell-tale signs which tip-off Revenue and mail sorters to packages which potentially contain illegal products“If it’s coming from a particular source then we might have a closer look. Also, there would be a commonality of packaging. So we’d hear of specific ways drugs have been packaged and then look out for that.”Illicit drugs purchased via the dark web or so-called legal highs which are legal in certain jurisdictions are being shipped nationwide.When asked about dealers and customers using courier services to transport drugs, Peakin added that it is something which he is seeing more and more of.“That is another means of delivery, alright. It’s an extension of the postal service. But what you have here is another strand. It’s difficult to police at times. You’d have to have surveillance on petrol stations and different vans. To police it requires a lot of resources and it’s sometimes difficult to persuade people to give them to you.TheJournal.ie has contacted a number of delivery firms to get a statement on each firm’s delivery protocols. There was no response by time of publication. Read: Ming Flanagan: ‘Our Minister for Health is like the God of the Old Testament – mean’Read: Gardaí launch ‘Operation Enable’ to catch drivers using fake disabled parking permits Feb 21st 2017, 12:05 AM Tuesday 21 Feb 2017, 12:05 AM Share29 Tweet Email Image: Shutterstock/cunaplus 29,338 Views Short URL By Garreth MacNamee http://jrnl.ie/3248698 Dealers using Irish courier firms to safely ferry drugs to customers Revenue officer Liam Peakin warned about the rise in the trade. Image: Shutterstock/cunapluslast_img read more

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first_img Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 6, 2017 – A Senior Police Officer has since Saturday been arrested on suspicion of indecent assault. The arrest is linked to a report of alleged inappropriate sexual behavior toward one of the new recruits stemming from October 2016.The Officer, described as one of the lecturers and a long time prominent part of TCI society is on bail as the investigation continues into the scandalous case.  The Senior Police is on administrative leave.#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Related Items:#magneticmedianews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

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first_imgFLAGLER BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) — A Florida man’s eye-opening discovery is quickly going viral after he spotted a naked woman on Interstate 95.Richard Griffin captured the unbelievable sight on the interstate near Flagler Beach, Friday.The woman could be seen crossing the road while a man with a dog trails behind her.“The peculiar thing was the lady was pretty calm about the whole thing, when walking across the street, even though there were vehicles going by,” Griffin told WESH.Griffin said the incident happened so fast, Florida Highway Patrol didn’t have time to respond.Griffin said it looked like the pair was catching their escaped dog and that it’s a miracle they crossed all six lanes without causing an accident.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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first_img Close RBI stops printing Rs 2000 notes The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Mysore press has started printing the new 200-rupee currency notes, which are likely to come into circulation next month. The majority of new notes printed are of low denomination now. According to the people aware of the development, nearly 14 billion Rs 500 notes have been printed already.The new batches of 500-rupee bills are expected to ease the shortage of 2,000-rupee notes in circulation that is being reported in certain parts of the country.Will the new Rs. 200 note tide over the cash crunch from demonetization?Check out the video.center_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPlayMute0:00/0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE0:00?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …last_img read more

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first_imgIn this image, Gopal Vittal, Bharti Airtel’s chief executive for India and South Asia, is speaking during a news conference in New Delhi, India, November 30, 2015.REUTERS/Anindito MukherjeeBharti Airtel plans to launch its own VoLTE (a 4G voice network) service by March 2018, and it is working with phone makers on new low-cost 4G feature phones, Gopal Vittal, chief executive and managing director of Airtel said during a call with analysts.Last Friday, Reliance Jio announced the launch of the JioPhone, a 4G feature phone that the firm plans to make available to users, effectively for free by September this year.Airtel’s move to launch the VoLTE service is seen as a counter to Reliance’s JioPhone. However, Airtel does not see JioPhone as a huge threat. “We believe that this (JioPhone) could propel the launch of cheaper phones in the market and that is something that we embrace,” Vittal, said.Earlier this week, on Tuesday, Airtel announced that its net profit declined by 75 percent to Rs367 crore for quarter ended on June 30 from Rs1,462 crore for the corresponding quarter last year.India’s top telecom operator, Airtel posted smallest profit since December 2012, as a result of the price war sparked by Reliance Jio. An employee displays a dongle inside a Bharti Airtel store in New Delhi on April 20, 2016. Airtel reported a 5 percent fall in net profit for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, due to competition from Reliance Jio.Reuters filePrice wars and stiff competition have sparked off consolidation in the telecom industry, with Vodafone Group’s Indian unit and Idea Cellular merged operations earlier this year. Bharti Aritel has also taken over the operations of Norwegian telecom company Telenor in six Indian states.At the moment, Airtel does not want to react to JioPhone as it does not want to subsidize and manage inventory, Vittal said, but it will intensify bundling and expects device makers to come up with feature phones, which have 2G, 3G, 4G and dual sim facilities.”We have no intention to get into subsidising devices and running the inventory as if we own them. There is a difference between subsidizing and bundling. We have done that on the smartphone side for many years. We will continue to look at bundling,” Vittal said.During the analyst call, Airtel executives also said the company will look to monetise the roughly 10% stake its wholly-owned subsidiary Nettle Infrastructure holds in its tower unit Bharti Infratel Ltd. The management did not offer a timeline for the process.last_img read more

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first_imgPrime minister Sheikh Hasina takes part in a photo session marking the Border Guard Bangladesh Day-2017 at its Pilkhana headquarters in Dhaka. Photo: PIDPrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members to nurture the spirit of mutual confidence, respect, discipline and sympathy to strengthen its morale.“Mutual confidence and respect as well as discipline at all level and sympathy to each others would make strong the fibres of bonds in the force,” the premier said.She was addressing a parade of the border force marking the Border Guard Bangladesh Day-2017 at its Pilkhana headquarters in Dhaka, reports news agency BSS.The premier asked all BGB personnel to obey the force’s rules and discipline and work for country’s welfare.Hasina said BGB members’ loyalty and sincerity are beyond question and the people have immense confidence in the ability of the force to protect the frontier, maintain law and order and serve to overcome natural or social disasters.The premier assured her government’s complete support to the development of the force saying “BGB is a glorious organisation as far as we consider their sacrifice in the Liberation War”.The 222-year-old force was raised up in 1795 as ‘Ramgarh Local Battalion’ and in the course of time and geopolitical changes the force was renamed several times and currently operating as BGB with the premier task of border protection.Hasina, also president of ruling Awami League, said responding to the call of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, members of the force waged resistance against Pakistani soldiers in the very first hour of the Liberation War in 1971.They transmitted the proclamation of the Independence across the country through wireless and on that charge Pakistani army killed the then EPR Subedar Major Showkat Ali and his four associates.Sheikh Hasina said around 12,000 Bengali soldier of the EPR took part in the Liberation War and 817 of them embraced martyrdom.Two Birshrestas of EPR– Lance Nayek Nur Mohammad Sheikh and Lance Nayek Munsi Abdur Rouf — are the pride of the nation. Eight Bir Uttam and 32 Bir Bikram and 77 Bir Pratik have glorified the history of the BGB through showing their valour in the Liberation War, she added.The prime minister recalled that Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had taken salute in the parade of the first batch of Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) on 8 January 1973 and took many pragmatic steps to make the force befitting to the age.Pointing out the BDR mutiny in February 2009 the prime minister said the unexpected incident happened within one month and 19 days of formation of the Awami League government when 57 smart military officers serving the border force on deputation laid down their lives.She paid rich tributes to the 57 slain officers and said the government clamped down the rebellion very quickly and subsequently reconstituted the force under a new law.The premier praised the BGB role in curbing violent activities ahead of and after the 2014 national election while its members showed their utmost responsibility in resisting violence, terrorist activities and protecting public lives and property.She said BGB brightened its image and dignity in recent period through handling the Rohingya issue, mitigating tension on border with Myanmar,ensuring security of the Buddha villages in Ramu, tackling unstable situation in Chittagong and providing assistance in rehabilitating the enclave people.On her arrival at BGB headquarters home minister Asaduzzaman Khan, secretary of the public security division Md Mostafa Kamal and director general of BGB major general Abul Hossain received the prime minister.She was given a state salute while the national anthem was played in the background as an attractive parade was arranged at Bir Uttam Anwar Hossain Parade Ground at BGB headquarters.The premier reviewed the parade and took salute while BGB’s deputy director general colonel Md Zulfiker Ali led it as the parade commander.Sheikh Hasina unveiled a book titled “Border Guard Bangladesh, Smritite, Birotte Ekattur” depicting BGB soldiers heroic role in 1971 Liberation War.Cabinet members, parliament members, chiefs of three armed services, diplomats and high civil and military officials witnessed the ceremony, which was followed by a “prime minister’s darbar” or meeting with the BGB personnel when she particularly asked them to be extra vigilant in preventing smuggling out of country’s wealth.“We have to make sure that country’s wealth would not be used for own luxury or smuggling to other countries . . . It will be used for nation’s development. As politician and patriotic it’s our responsibility,” she said.Sheikh Hasina said her government is put in efforts to build a developed nation. “The country would have been a prosperous nation much before if Bangabandhu were alive,” she remarked.“We have got the country at the cost of huge blood. Why we will not be able to make our country prosperous as we have liberated the country through war,” Sheikh Hasina said.BGB director general major general Abul Hossain thanked the premier for unprecedented development of the force during the tenure of incumbent government under her leadership.“During your time the facilities of the BGB members were increased which boosted up their mental strength,” he said.Later, the prime minister replied to the questions of two BGB members. BGB director general presented the prime minister a crest and a painting on prime minister and her two children.Before the Darbar, the prime minister cut a cake marking the BGB Day-2017 and exchanged pleasantries with BGB members from the BGP border posts.She handed over BGB Medal (BGBM) to 9 BGB members, President Border Guard Medal (PBGM) to 18 BGB members, BGB Medal-Service (BGBMS) to 9 BGB members and PBGM-Service (PBGMS) to 15 BGB members for their courageous and brilliant contribution to various activities of the BGB.She also enjoyed a combined display namely ‘Uthsa theke Mohona’ performed by BGB members and students of the BGB-run educational institutions.Mentioning the steps taken by her government for capacity building of the BGB members, for their housing and overall development, Hasina said steps were taken for modernisation of the force according to the BGB Act, 2010.Sheikh Hasina said female soldiers were now being recruited in BGB who are observing their duties in a very praiseworthy manner in protecting borders.She said the government has undertaken a plan to construct a total of 3,167 km ring road across the borders with India and Myanmar. A new region and 25 additional platoons of BGB have been created on Myanmar border due to current tension.Prime minister Sheikh Hasina expressed her firm optimism that members of the BGB would discharge their duties with utmost honesty and patriotism to uphold the goodwill and dignity of the border force and earn public confidence.Referring to the successful implementation of LBA with India, the prime minister said BGB had a very strong role in implementing the agreement and exchange of the enclaves.last_img read more

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first_img Share Oran Viriyincy/FlickrCenterpoint Energy is asking the city to approve an annual rate increase that would impact customers.  Centerpoint provides all of the city’s infrastructure that delivers energy to everybody in Houston, no matter which energy company you use. That’s why their request to boost rates by $188 million would affect the whole city. Centerpoint Energy attorney Patrick Peters made the utility company’s case to City Council Wednesday.“There are investments we’ve made in transmission and distribution poles and wires that haven’t yet been put into rates, so that’s facility that’s providing service to customers that we haven’t yet earned a recovery for,” Peters said. “There are also some capital investments we’ve made that go all the way back to the last rate case in 2010.” According to Peters, some of those investments were related to Hurricane Harvey.“Those were costs that the company incurred to help restore and recover from that storm event,” Peters said. “I think that it also helps us be prepared for the next storm, which we know will come.” Ultimately, the Public Utilities Commission will decide whether to approve the increase. Some city councilmembers said they were reluctant to support the rate increase because Centerpoint is the only delivery provider in Houston and customers can’t switch to another company. last_img read more

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first_img The Kellogg’s NYC storefront is subdued and trendy, a sharp contrast to most Times Square installations.<><> Do you like cereal? Then you need to go to this cafe/restaurant/cereal experience in Times Square. Kellogg’s NYC on 1600 Broadway has just soft-opened (the official grand opening is July 13), and it’s a strangely pleasant shop to visit.You walk in and place your order at the counter (credit cards only, no cash). You’re then given a buzzer and instructed to wait for your cereal (or whatever you order) to be prepared. When the buzzer goes off, walk to a row of cabinets near the counter and open the one that matches the buzzer’s number. Your order will be sitting inside, neatly laid out on a tray, like an automat.There are plenty of cereal choices, from All-Bran to Special K, plus Corn Flakes, Corn Pops, Cracklin’ Oat Bran, Raisin Bran, Rice Krispies, and two types of Frosted Mini Wheats (but sadly no Krave or Raisin Bran Crunch, the best cereal). You can add whole milk, skim milk, soy milk, yogurt, or even soft serve ice cream to your cereal (or cereal to your soft serve ice cream, in the form of a sundae). There are also dozens of add-ons, like fresh fruit, nuts, marshmallows, jams, citrus zest, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, and crumbled Pop Tarts.If the selection seems daunting, Kellogg’s NYC has several recommended mixtures for both cereal bowls and sundaes. There’s The Circus, a mix of Raisin Bran, toasted peanuts, and banana chips; The Chai Line, a mix of Crispix, fresh peaches, and chai tea powder; and the Peppermint Patty Sunday, a combination of chocolate Frosted Mini-Wheats, cocoa powder, and fresh mint on ice cream.I tried The Corny Blues, a bowl of Corn Pops with blueberry jam, lemon zest, and a pinch of salt. For a dish based around Corn Pops, it was a surprisingly sophisticated taste, with the salt and lemon zest working well against the sweetness of the jam and the Corn Pops.Kellogg’s NYC is surprisingly green. Everything is served in biodegradable paper bowls, and the spoons are made of a biodegradable, corn-based plastic. They aren’t flimsy, either. The bowl and spoon held up fine through my dining experience. Trays are metal and reusable, and to-go bags and coffee cups are also all paper.It was thoroughly pleasant, but the prices are hard to get past. A small bowl of just cereal and milk is $3.50, and the mixed bowls start at $6.50. It’s pretty pricey for cereal, but not for Times Square, and you can still easily get in and out without spending more than $10 total. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so if you’re in New York City, make it the best one, too.last_img read more

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first_imgYesterday, Google released Chrome 76 beta with number of features which includes blocking Flash by default, a dark mode, and making it harder for sites to detect when you’re using Incognito Mode to get around paywalls. Blocks Flash by default The Chrome 76 beta by default blocks Flash in the browser. Users still have the option to switch back to the current “Ask first” option in [chrome://settings/content/flash]. Per this option, explicit permission is required for each site after every browser restart. Changes to Payments API Chrome 76 has released a fix in the FilesystemsAPI to address how websites are able to detect if you’re using Incognito to get around a paywall. FileSystem API is updated so that “detect private mode” scripts can no longer take advantage of that indicator. Chrome 76 Beta now also makes it easier to use the payments APIs for self-signed certificates on the local development environment. Additionally, PaymentRequestEvent has a new method called changePaymentMethod() and the PaymentRequest object now supports an event handler called paymentmethodchange. You can use both to notify a merchant when the user changes payment instruments. The former returns a promise that resolves with a new PaymentRequest instance. Improvements for Progressive Web Apps Chrome 76 Beta makes it easier for users to install Progressive Web Apps on the desktop by adding an install button to the omnibox. On mobile, developers can now replace Chrome’s Add to Home Screen mini-infobar with their own prompt. PWAs will also check for updates more frequently starting with Chrome 76 – checking every day, instead of every three days. New Dark mode Chrome 76 Beta also adds the Dark Mode. Websites can now automatically enable dark modes and respect user preference by adding a little bit of extra code in the prefers-color-scheme media query. Other improvements Browsers prevent calls to abusable APIs (like popup, fullscreen, vibrate, etc.) unless the user activates the page through direct interactions. However, not all interactions trigger user activation. Going forward, the escape key is no longer treated as a user activation. Chrome 76 beta introduces a new HTTP request header that sends additional metadata about a request’s provenance to the server to allow it to make security decisions. Lazyload feature policy has been removed. This policy was intended to allow developers to selectively control the lazyload attribute on the iframe and img tags to provide more control over loading delay for embedded content and images on a per origin basis. The stable release of Chrome 76 is tentatively scheduled for July 30th. You can read about additional changes on Google’s Chromium blog post. Read Next Is it time to ditch Chrome? Ad blocking extensions will now only be for enterprise users. Google Chrome will soon support LazyLoad, a solution to lazily load below-the-fold images and iframes. Mozilla puts “people’s privacy first” in its browser with updates to Enhanced Tracking Protection, Firefox Lockwise and Monitorlast_img read more

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first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> TORONTO — Sunwing is wishing all travel agents a happy new year with a new promotion that includes double STAR points on Cuba bookings.As the world’s largest provider of vacation packages to Cuba, Sunwing is partnering with the destination throughout the month of January to give agents 2x the STAR points on all new bookings to the island for travel between Feb. 1 and Oct. 31, 2019.Moreover, each time an agent makes a booking to a participating resort, they’ll be entered into a weekly contest to win an all-inclusive vacation for two to Cuba. The more bookings they make, the more chances of winning.The promotion runs until Jan. 31, 2019. STAR points convert into cash.Participating resorts include Melia Jardines del Rey in Cayo Coco, a Sunwing favourite property that’s located on a palm-fringed, white-sand beach, as well as Memories Varadero Beach Resort, ideal for both families and couples. Those seeking an adults-only getaway can opt for the new Angsana Cayo Santa Maria, a chic and romantic resort featuring two pools, a pristine beach area and a Jazz Bar with live music.More news:  Sunwing offers ultimate package deal ahead of YXU flights to SNU, PUJSunwing offers flights to 10 different destinations across Cuba from 25 gateways across Canada. All Sunwing vacation packages include return flights on Sunwing Airlines, which include complimentary non-alcoholic beverage service and buy on board selection of light meals and snacks with choices inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef Lynn Crawford. Share Wednesday, January 2, 2019 Posted bycenter_img Sunwing’s first promo of 2019 includes double STAR points on Cuba Tags: Cuba, Sunwing Travelweek Group last_img read more

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first_imgRelated posts:Costa Rica’s Solís denies secret agreement with unions on Monday’s strike Costa Rica’s month-long teachers’ strike comes to an end For Solís, next key issue is striking workers in essential public services President Solís lifts veto on Labor Procedures Bill, promises to ban strikes in essential public services Workers unions at the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) plan to go on a one-day strike on July 27 to protest against privatization and recent, perceived public insults.The strike and a demonstration on the capital’s streets were announced at a press conference Monday by Fabio Chaves, coordinator of the Internal Workers Front, a coalition of seven ICE unions, and Albino Vargas, the leader of Patria Justa, a collective of several public sector unions.The unions are protesting the “Electric Contingency Bill,” a plan under discussion in the Legislative Assembly that would allow increased participation of private electricity generators in the country’s energy market. Currently private generators supply some 17 percent of the country’s electricity needs.They’re also angry about the ₡2.2 billion ($4 million) fine issued by the Telecommunications Superintendency against ICE for unfair competition in its mobile services marketing strategies.Finally, ICE workers will march to show their rejection of what they call “Otto Guevara’s campaign” against them, referring to the Libertarian Movement Party lawmaker who last week denounced what he said were excessively high salaries paid to several ICE employees.The public protest will begin at 7 a.m. at ICE facilities in front of La Sabana park. At 10 a.m. demonstrators will begin marching to the Legislative Assembly in downtown San José.Chaves said they expect some 10,000 ICE employees to join the demonstration. He said it would have minimal affect on ICE customers, “mainly reduced staff in customer service and at some regional ICE branches,” he said.The street protest was originally scheduled for July 20, but union leaders decided to postpone it because of the national flooding emergency affecting several communities across the country in the past weeks, Chaves said. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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