‘The actions of the members of the judiciary have stripped the credibility of this institution’

first_imgApt Illustration The cover story, “Operation Face-lift” (February 15) has very correctly analysed the futile attempts being made to refurbish the image of the Government. It is no use if the person at the helm is alone in aiming for better days – the people travelling with her must also,Apt IllustrationThe cover story, “Operation Face-lift” (February 15) has very correctly analysed the futile attempts being made to refurbish the image of the Government. It is no use if the person at the helm is alone in aiming for better days – the people travelling with her must also share the ambition.New Delhi James RomansI forgot everything about the price rise after seeing the cover (February 15). It was fantastic. Keep it up.Madras V. S. BhatiSplendid ProfileThe profile on G.R. Vishwanath (February 15) was splendid. No one can deny the fact that even if he hits 30 odd runs it is a treat to watch him. He is also unperturbed whatever happens to his team. In contrast to Gavaskar’s rude attitude towards his opponents, Vishwanath is calm even in the midst of a controversy.Madras K. S. Ganapathy SubramaniumPampered Politician”Sycophancy Unleashed” (January 31) was an excellent cover story – objective and courageous. Let’s hope that it will warn the gullible Indian public against this kind of political gimmickry.Bhubaneshwar M. H. AhadWhile India Today derides all the Congress(I) members for pampering Rajiv Gandhi, it, too, subtly serves the cause of sycophancy by putting a former pilot on the cover for the third time in 18 months.Bombay K. RaviIt is high time that this politician on probation realises that all the politicians dancing attendance on him are doing so not because they realise his great potential for leadership but because their own survival depends on him. None of them have any political base of their own and thereforederive their strength from the top.New Delhi Rajneesh WadheraWhat you term as blatant sycophancy is a reflection of the popular support that Rajiv Gandhi enjoys. And it is this support that lends legitimacy to his claim of leadership.Kota Sushim BanerjeeWhy should you give so much prominence to ‘Mr Clean”? provided with the same advantages any one of us could do what he has done.Patna Bhole ShankarThis son would not have risen if the Janata, Lok Dal and all their allies had been able to form a stable government. Their collapse betrayed the nation.Trivandnim H. B. IsaacThe magazine is packed with articles against the Gandhi family. In your eagerness to cater for armchair firebrands you seem to forget that only Mrs Gandhi and the Congress(I) stand between us and chaos. Please adopt a more moderate course.Madras M. C. SundaramThe cover story amply illustrates our high level of tolerance, or should I say acquiescence, where our politicians are concerned. It also shows that Rajiv Gandhi is fully equipped to tread the path set by his younger brother.Delhi Asjeet LambaYou devote 11 pages to the Youth Congress(I) meeting and not a single paragraph to the three-day conference organised by the RSS. Where then is objectivism in journalism?Bangalore Pandit ChandrakunthWrong FormulaThe formula of bearer bonds (“Fancy Paper, Chancy Promises”, January 31) is like giving cough mixture to a person who has tuberculosis. What we need are preventive measures.Ahmedabad R. S. BulgeCrumbling PillarThe article, “A New Year’s Resolution” (January 31) made very depressing reading. For most of us the judiciary was one of the last remaining pillars of a democratic society. And with the crumbling of this pillar it becomes clear that the fault lies with the judiciary as the threat comes from within, not without.Pune Sanjay S. KulkamiThe actions of the members of the judiciary have stripped the credibility of this institution. Their image has been besmirched in the eyes of the public and now its independence has been threatened.Jodhpur Anant DeexitReign Of TerrorThe article, “Peace Of The Graveyard” (J anuary 31) moved me deeply. To think that in a country like India there is so much brutality is shocking. There must be some way by which we can put an end to this reign of terror by the police.Bangalore G. K. SheshadriThe report makes clear the motive behind the terror unleashed in Uttar Pradesh. It seems that in the attempt to save their own necks the politicians of that state have lost all scruples and are willing to sink to the lowest depths of inhumanity.Ranchi Sunny SahaiBad Organisation”Confusion Confounded” (January 31) was a true account of the mismanagement at Filmotsav ’82 held in Calcutta. After the pre-publicity fanfare the chaos was not expected. I am sure that film festivals can be organised more efficiently-but it seems that we will never be able to achieve it.Calcutta Shristik NathLet’s Pick A WinnerIt is true that a united opposition has a great role to play in the democratic structure (“Uniting To Divide”. January 31) but this seems impossible in India. Our opposition is divided too deeply by ideology. and one must admit, sometimes even by the lack of it. It is time for one of the larger parties like the bjp to provide a viable alternative on its own. not by riding on each other’s shoulders.Rajkot Bharat N. BhattIt is stated in the article that. ” It is not a coincidence that all those who were instrumental in the 1979 break-up have been kept away from the unity talks.” How can this be true when the chief architect of the split, Charan Singh, is at the centre of the unity moves?Bombay Milind KotibhaskarRebounding RemarkIn the review of the film Kaalia, “Bachchan’s Show”, (January 31) a member of the audience is quoted as saying: “Movie’s shit yaar, but Amitabh’s really hot shit”. The use of such language may in due course change the image of India today into what the viewer’s description of the movie was.Calcutta Partho TagoreUnderratedIn your assessment of Mrs Gandhi “Mrs Gandhi’s Report Card”, (January 31) I feel you could have rated her higher for her administrative ability. If everyone in the country adopts a more constructive attitude she would be able to administer more efficiently. The fault is not hers, it is ours.Bangalore Raveendra NathNo MentionI am amazed that the brutal massacre at Biharsharif found no mention in the review of 1981, “Year of Reckoning”, (January 15). To my mind, the omission is symptomatic of the general apathy towards violence directed against minority communities.New Delhi Syed ShahabuddinWrongly StatedI was surprised to read the last sentence in the article, “A Survival Saga” (January 15). Pinochet is from Chile, not Argentina.New Delhi Ashok JainUnbalanced AssessmentB. G. Verghese’s assessment of the Indian reaction to the no-war pact proposal made by Pakistan “War Over No-war”, (January 15) is not balanced or objective. No reasonable government would reject a genuine peace offer. But Pakistan’s motives in making these offers in the past have been far from sincere. One cannot blame the Government for its caution and scepticism. Bombay Sutish Gavai Go WeeklyIn this fast-paced world, waiting a fortnight (and in fact it is sometimes a month before many events are reported) makes a lot of what is published in india today stale and uninteresting. Isn’t it time that the magazine went weekly?Cochin F. K. ChettupuzhakarenProving The AdageIt has been said that an artist conveys more with a few strokes of the brush than a writer struggles to say with a thousand words. Ninan’s delightful cartoons prove this adage right. Secunderabad Philip Varughese Make If WorthwhileThough I appreciate your efforts in holding down the price of the magazine for so long, I still think that Rs 5 is too high for an Indian magazine. Unless you include more international news, more sports coverage and cut down on the advertisements, I, for one, will not pay the additional rupee.New Delhi Sanjay ChakrabartyAt The TopYour cartographer. B. K. Sharma, has reached the zenith of his profession. The subject may be politics, commerce or public opinion-he finds an appropriate and interesting* way to present the statistics.Bombay Khan Mohd Shaheemadvertisementadvertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

Maritime cooperation with the ASEAN shouldnt be disrupted:Liu

first_imgFrom K J M Varma Beijing, Sep 18 (PTI) Accusing countries outside the region of meddling in the territorial disputes in the South China Sea, China today said such conflicts should not disrupt its maritime cooperation with the ASEAN countries. “Some ASEAN countries and China still have disputes, and our relations are being meddled in by countries outside the region,” Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin said on the sidelines of the 12th China-ASEAN Expo being Nanning. Liu said that despite obvious benefits, China and ASEAN countries have lacked proper maritime cooperation, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Liu reiterated that Chinas stand that disputes are bilateral and Association of South East Asian Nations, (ASEAN) has no role. The disputes, which he said were between China and individual countries, not between China and ASEAN, should not disrupt maritime cooperation. China has been alleging outside interference specially from the US in its maritime disputes with Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan which disputes Beijings claim over whole of South China sea (SCS), an important navigation route for the trade and commerce in the region. China is also critical about Indias ONGC taking up the invitation of Vietnam to drill of Hanois coast saying that it is a disputed area. India has been asserting that it is a commercial operation and has no bearing on the dispute to be resolved by the parties concerned. Earlier inaugurating the expo, Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli saidChina aims to elevate bilateral trade with ASEAN to USD 1 trillion by 2020 and invest over USD 100 billion in region between 2013 and 2020. “China is willing to work with ASEAN to accelerate the negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership and boost the regional economic integration,” Zhang said. China is ASEANs largest trade partner, while ASEAN ranks as Chinas third-largest trade partner. Bilateral trade between China and ASEAN increased 8.23 per cent year on year to USD 480 billion in 2014. China is willing to cooperate with ASEAN members to increase production capacity in areas such as electricity, engineering machinery, building materials and communication. It is willing to jointly construct industrial parks to facilitate production and attract Chinese investment to the ASEAN, the report quoted him as saying. PTI KJV UZM AKJ UZMadvertisementlast_img read more

Powell unveils logo of Anju Bobby Sports Foundation

first_imgBengaluru, May 14 (PTI) World record-holding long jumper Mike Powell today unveiled the logo of the Anju Bobby Sports Foundation at a function here. The Foundation aims to nurture talent at the teenage level and encourage athletes, particularly in track and field. It also plans to help talented youth from under-privileged sections of the society to pursue sports as a career and to empower women through sports. The first batch of athletes will start training at the Sports Authority of India campus here from June 1. The initial focus would be on horizontal jumps where Anju and her husband and coach Bobby George, a Dronacharya awardee, would be directly involved in the coaching. Anju, who won the only World Championship medal in athletics, a bronze, for India in long jump in 2003, was guided in the run-up to the World Championships in Paris by Powell in the USA. The Foundation is a non-profitable charitable trust with Anju as its chairperson and Bobby as its managing trustee. PTI CM CMlast_img read more

Sam Allardyce to be named Everton manager on Thursday

first_imgFormer England boss Sam Allardyce will be appointed Everton manager on Thursday after finalising an 18-month deal with the struggling Premier League club.Allardyce watched from the stands as Wayne Rooney scored a hat-trick in Everton’s 4-0 thrashing of West Ham United on Wednesday and will be in place for the weekend’s home clash against Huddersfield Town.”Sam has my full backing, the board have made their decision and, like any manager, he needs to be afforded time, patience and given the chance and the backing from the whole football club and he certainly has my full backing,” caretaker boss David Unsworth said after signing off with a smile on his face.Unsworth, who will return to his job with the under 23s having taken charge of the first team since Ronald Koeman’s sacking in October, said he had spoken to Allardyce at the club’s training ground on Wednesday.”I had 10 minutes with him this afternoon at Finch Farm, he came in with Steve Walsh and had a quick look around,” he said.The 63-year-old Allardyce, who has had stints at Sunderland, West Ham United and Crystal Palace after an impressive eight-year stay at Bolton Wanderers, takes over with Everton 13th in the table, five points above the relegation zone.Allardyce has never been relegated from the Premier League and stepped in to rescue struggling Crystal Palace midway through last season. He resigned, however, before the start of the current campaign.Everton sacked Koeman last month and placed Unsworth in temporary charge, but results did not immediately improve.advertisementAllardyce, who has a reputation for building direct, defensively solid teams, has been out of work since leaving Palace in the close season.That job was his first role since resigning as England manager in 2016 following a newspaper sting after just 67 days and one game in charge.Everton have struggled this campaign despite the club spending more than 140 million pounds ($188.09 million)on new players during the close-season.That spending splurge included a club-record 44 million pounds on Gylfi Sigurdsson, 25 million on goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, 25 million on defender Michael Keane and 24 million on Dutch international midfielder Davy Klaassen.While they began the season by beating Stoke City in their opening Premier League game and earning an impressive point away to Manchester City, their form then unravelled with seven defeats in their next 12 matches in all competitions.They suffered heavy losses to Tottenham Hotspur, Atalanta, Manchester United and a 5-2 home thrashing at the hands of Arsenal, which led to Koeman’s sacking.Goals have proved harder to come by for Everton than last season following the departure of striker Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United in July.Allardyce’s task will be to restore stability and return the club to being regular top-seven finishers as they were under David Moyes from 2004-2013 and under Koeman last season.last_img read more

10 months agoChelsea ace Cesc comes clean over ‘farewell’ claims

first_imgChelsea ace Cesc comes clean over ‘farewell’ claimsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea ace Cesc Fabregas has cooled talk he was saying his farewells to Blues fans after their 0-0 draw with Southampton.The Spaniard looked emotional at the end of the Blues’ 0-0 home draw with Southampton, and touched the crest on his shirt.According to reports, Fabregas is close to joining Monaco on a two-and-a-half year deal.However, the midfielder explained his gesture on social media: “500 games in English football, the best and most competitive football in the world, what a ride it has been! A proper dream come true to reach these numbers. Another proud moment in my career. I will see you all at the Bridge on Saturday.”500 games in English football, the best and most competitive football in the world, what a ride it has been! A proper dream come true to reach these numbers. Another proud moment in my career. I will see you all at the Bridge on Saturday. @arsenal@chelseafc#cesc500pic.twitter.com/LN2DSb9CIC— Cesc Fàbregas Soler (@cesc4official) January 2, 2019 TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Google Pixel 4 image with dual punch hole camera leaked online

first_imgGoogle Pixel 4 image with dual punch hole camera leaked onlineApart from dual rear camera setup and a notch-less design, reports indicate that the Google Pixel 4 would come with a button less design.advertisement Shweta Ganjoo New DelhiJune 10, 2019UPDATED: June 11, 2019 08:53 IST Image Courtesy: Slash LeaksHIGHLIGHTSGoogle Pixel 4 images have been leaked online.Leaked images indicate that Pixel 4 would come with dual rear camera setup.Leaked images indicate that Pixel 4 would sport a punch hole display.Google, last month unveiled its first ever budget smartphone – the Google Pixel 3a and the Google Pixel 3a XL (REVIEW) – at its annual developers coneference. And now that the buzz about the Pixel 3a series is over, we can all focus on the company’s premium budget smartphones – the Google Pixel 4 series – that will be launched later this year. In the past couple of weeks, a series of reports have kept us excited about the upcoming Google Pixel 4. And now, a new report sheds more light on how the Pixel 4 would like.The leaked images, that come as a courtesy of SlashLeaks show a hand-on preview of the upcoming Google Pixel 4. As per the images shared by the blog, Pixel 4 would comes with a nearly bezel-less design in the front with a punch-hole camera on the left side of the display. A number of reports in the past, including the image of the Pixel 4 screen protector shared by Skinomi and image renders of Pixel 4 shared by Phone Designer, have hinted towards a similar design for Pixel 4.Besides this, the images shared by the blog also indicate that the phone would come with a horizontally stacked dual rear camera setup – a feature that would make Pixel 4 the first ever Pixel smartphone to feature dual cameras at the back, a feature that already become a norm these days. A similarity that the phone is expected to share with its predecessor – the Google Pixel 3 – is a glass design. The upcoming Pixel 4 is expected to come with a glass back with the Google logo placed in the lower quadrant of the phone.advertisementThe leaked image, however, does not give us closer look at the phone, which would help us ascertain if the Google Pixel 4 would come with physical buttons for various functions such as the volume control button, the power button and the button for invoking Google Assistant. To recall, a report by a YouTube channel Front Page Tech had hinted that the Google Pixel 4 would come with a button-less design and that it would come with touch capacitive design indicating that users will have to squeeze the phone to perform various tasks.Apart from this, reports have also indicated the upcoming Google Pixel 4 would be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and it would run on the Android Q. The phone is expected to pack up to 6GB RAM and come with front firing speakers. We also know that Pixel 4 would come with Google Assistant 2.0 which would allow users to access the company’s virtual assistant even in the areas of no internet connectivity. Having said so, it is important to note that a lot of these reports fall in rumourville and we will have to wait till the company officially unveils the phone later this year to know more about the company’s next flagship device.ALSO READ: | Google Pixel 4 could feature a button-less designALSO READ: | Google Pixel 4 screen protector shows a display with dual punch hole selfie cameraALSO READ: | Google Pixel 4 image leak suggests a punch hole camera in frontALSO READ: | Google Pixel 4 will be the first phone to get next generation Google AssistantGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShweta Ganjoo Tags :Follow GoogleFollow Google Pixel 4Follow Google Pixel 3alast_img read more

This Giant Ecopark is Turning a Remote Vietnamese Beach into a Travel Destination

first_img 12 Reasons South Dakota Deserves Your Attention The Quietest and Loneliest Roads in America Editors’ Recommendations A Pop-Up Hotel Is Coming to the North Pole in 2020 On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip 1 of 9center_img Previous This February, the award-winning architects and masterplanners at Chapman Taylor were given the thumbs up by the Vietnamese government to build a giant ecopark resort in Mui Dinh on the east coast of Vietnam, which is considered the most beautiful hidden gem of the country and not usually branded as a “travel destination.”When we say giant, we mean giant. About 1.4 million square meters will include six resorts, a boutique hotel (totaling around 7,000 rooms), theme park, casino, beach club, and mountain clubhouse.Renderings of Mui Dinh Ecopark prove that Chapman Taylor aren’t interested in wiping out the diversity and history of the land. Instead, designs give preference to natural elements inspired by the sand, sea, salt, and sun. The firm is also responsible for such designs as the Mall of Qatar; a Techpark in Bolzano, Italy; the Brussels Airport Connector in Belgium; and various parks, spas, malls, headquarters, and convention centers around the world.Chapman Taylor’s South East Asia Director, Oscar Martinez, explains that the project started about a year ago when his team visited this remote picturesque region. “The site boasted turquoise waters, white sand beaches, mountains, a hill with an old lighthouse, and a beautiful coastline of sand dunes, wild winds, cactuses, and coves. We were struck by the unique mix of elements and the richness of the ecosystem, which had only recently been inaccessible,” says Martinez.The geography of the area is a bizarre (but alluring) hybrid consisting of empty desert, tropical jungle, and Caribbean-clear waters. Meanwhile, winds from the southern coastline pick up speed through a narrowed stretch and are met with east winds, creating a series of very high sand dunes and scattered water oases.“A new road infrastructure had just been built around Cape Dinh, and this opened up new scenic coastal views and hidden landmarks,” Martinez adds. “We also discovered the cultural heritage of the area, like the Cham Temple Tower, and we learned about the Cham settlements which populated the area in ancient times. We set about creating a masterplan that would draw inspiration from the Cham people and their habitat and take advantage of the beauty of the natural environment, creating a new international destination in the region for tourism and leisure.”Apart from boosting tourism, the goal of Mui Dinh Ecopark will be to act as an educational resource for people to learn about the local history, habitat, and ecosystem. So unlike many tourist development plans, this one seeks to leave as little trace as possible during the build (much like Egypt’s ultimate eco-lodge, Adrère Amellal, and this eco-awesomeness in Mozambique.)“We firmly believed from the very beginning that we had to leave this area untouched and preserve it exactly as it is,” says Martinez. “We carried out a thorough analysis straight away to establish how many hours of sunshine the site receives throughout the year, what changes occur with each season and between day and night, how the humidity varies, what temperatures to expect, rain periods, etc. We established how the tides worked, how the dunes were formed, and the ways in which the winds acted. And all that information and analysis helped us to deliver a design that is fully adapted to this ecosystem and performs better naturally at a lower cost.”As for the gem of this modern eco-empire, Martinez is most excited to step through the mountain villas. We’d be happy to check into any of the 7,000 rooms. Next Deep Sleep: The World’s Most Incredible Underwater Hotel Rooms last_img read more

Agro-Economic Zones to be Established in St. Mary and Hanover

first_imgMinister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, says discussions are being held with two private investors to establish agro-conomic zones in Annotto Bay in St. Mary, and in Hanover.   The zones are to provide farmers with a reliable market for their produce, and contribute to the reduction of praedial larceny.Addressing the launch of the Grierfield and surrounding communities Anti-Praedial Larceny Initiative on June 22, Mr. Hutchinson explained that the investors will purchase produce from interested farmers across the country under a contract.“They will set a price. Sometimes there is a glut and prices go down, and when there is a scarcity, prices go up. The prices in the zone will be steady,” he explained, at the Praise Temple Full Gospel Baptist Cathedral in Moneague, St. Ann.Last year, Mr. Hutchinson announced that the Government would establish, through public-private partnership, the first agro-economic zone in Spring Plains Clarendon.The property, which has a large warehouse, has been leased by an investor, and once operational, farmers will have a market for their crops.   Meanwhile, Mr. Hutchinson said agricultural aides, who will be between the ages of 18 and 24, are to be trained and given HEART Trust/NTA certification.  They are to be in place by the end of next month and will be deployed to certain districts across the island to help in the fight against praedial larceny.“Whenever you lose anything, it is sometimes hard to get to the police. You are to know the agricultural aide, who will liaise with the police and be able to get the problem straightened out,” he said.The aides will also work closely with Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) extension officers to closely monitor agricultural developments in these districts as well as register farmers. The aides, who will also receive a stipend, will be responsible for examining crop damage and the loss of livestock, and record those affected.  In an interview with JIS News, President of the Grierfield Farmers’ Group, Clement Daniels, said praedial larceny in his community and in other parts of the country has to be eliminated.He informed that while it has not affected Grierfield as badly as other places, farmers have lost cows, goats, chickens, cassava and bananas to the crime.It is as a result of this that the community has banded together to launch an Anti-Praedial Larceny Initiative.Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in charge of the island’s Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit (PLPU) in the Ministry, Kevin Francis, said St. Ann is of concern to the police “as persons continue to reap what they did not grow”.He noted that the unit has put strategies in place to reduce praedial larceny, such as community-based policing and sessions within communities.Mr. Francis is urging members of the public to report to the police when slaughtering animals, which is required by the Livestock Control Order of 1976.“By doing so, the police will be able to do checks and balances as it relates to various animals being slaughtered and will be able to enforce the Public Health Butchers Regulation,” he said.last_img read more

Cosco Delivers Second Bulker to Harbor Shipping

first_imgzoom COSCO (Guangdong) Shipyard Co. has delivered a 35,500 DWT bulk carrier, Chios Freedom, to its European buyer Harbor Shipping.The vessel measures 179.99 meters in LOA (length of all), 30.0 meters in breadth and 14.7 meters in depth.The delivery comes four months after Greek shipping company Harbor Shipping took delivery of Chios Victory, also a 35,000 DWT bulker, a sister ship of Chios Freedom.Chios Victory was delivered at a ceremony held on January 28th. The delivery was followed by the naming ceremony of Chios Freedom on the following day.World Maritime News Stafflast_img

PM Modi calls on Vice President Naidu

first_imgNew Delhi: A day after being appointed prime minister for a second term, Narendra Modi Sunday called on Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu. Sources described it as a courtesy call. Modi reached the vice president house here to meet Naidu this morning. Modi was Saturday appointed prime minister by President Ram Nath Kovind after he was unanimously elected NDA parliamentary party leader at a meeting in which he asked coalition members to work without discrimination, stressing on the need to win the trust of minorities. In the general election, he led the BJP-led NDA to a landslide victory with the alliance winning 353 seats, including an unprecedented 303 by the BJP.last_img

Bandhan Bank gets RBI nod for Gruh Finance acquisition

first_imgNew Delhi: Bandhan Bank Friday said it has received no objection from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for the proposed acquisition of Gruh Finance. “The Reserve Bank has by its letter dated March 14, 2019, conveyed its no objection for the voluntary amalgamation of Gruh Finance Ltd into and with Bandhan Bank, subject to compliance with the terms and conditions therein,” the bank said in a regulatory filing. Gruh Finance, the affordable housing finance arm of HDFC Ltd, was taken over in January by Kolkata-based Bandhan Bank in a share-swap deal. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepAs part of the deal, Bandhan Bank has to transfer 14.9 per cent stake to HDFC for merging Gruh with itself. The deal will allow Bandhan Bank’s promoter Bandhan Financial Holdings to come down to about 61 per cent from about 82 per cent, and HDFC to hold around 15 per cent in the merged entity from about 57 per cent in Gruh. The swap ratio for the amalgamation will be 568 shares of Bandhan Bank for every 1,000 shares of Gruh Finance. Stock of Bandhan Bank closed 0.45 per cent down at Rs 511.05 on the BSE.last_img read more

US tech workers more likely to job hunt in Canada study shows

VANCOUVER — A new study shows U.S. technology sector workers are more likely than those in other industries to job hunt north of the border, and have increasingly been doing so after Donald Trump secured the presidency and assumed office.“I think it’s potentially a really big opportunity for Canada over the next couple of years,” said Daniel Culbertson, an economist with Indeed, the job search site that produced the report.The company’s search data shows the average American looking for work on their site in a foreign country clicks on Canadian job listings for roughly 12 per cent of their total search.For tech workers, the company says, that figure jumped to nearly 30 per cent for the six months ending May 2017. That’s up about seven per cent from the same time last year.The prospective employees gravitate to Ottawa, Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo, Vancouver and Montreal.The only place they’re looking more frequently is India, which netted nearly 40 per cent of clicks, said Culbertson. After Canada, there’s “a pretty big drop off,” he said, with almost eight per cent of clicks going to jobs in the U.K.American tech workers’ growing interest in Canada is significant, said Culbertson, and likely due to Canada’s strong economy and America’s controversial president causing some tech industry insiders to at least entertain a move to the Great White North.Searches spiked near the U.S. presidential election Nov. 8 and Trump’s inauguration Jan. 20, the company’s data shows.While that interest fades as time moves farther past those high-profile dates, Culbertson said the political drama out of the White House continues to stay in some job seekers’ minds.The increased interest provides an opportunity for Canada to harness some serious talent, he said, as the prospective employees are seeking jobs that require high skills, like senior software engineer, or specialized abilities, like cloud engineer. read more


Thursday evening at Upper Gage Garage in Hamilton it was Sliderfest as local food trucks battled it out to see who was the best in bun.And it was The Dirty South who took home top prize. Hundreds showed up for the sliders and music. Many even braved the rain. Other trucks involved were Dobrojesti, Big Chief, Veggie Culture Club, and The Meatball Shoppe. Best in bun was decided by a panel of judges, all burger aficionado’s that included myself. There was also a peoples’ choice award and that went to Dobrojesti. The whole event was put on in support of the Cancer Assistance Program. Event organizer Sandy Suzy was impressed with how Hamiltonians turn out, even in the rain.00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09

Apple says more than 11 million people have signed up for music

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Apple says more than 11 million people have signed up for a trial of its music streaming service since it launched on June 30.The three-month trial membership is free. After that, individuals can pay $10 a month, while families of up to six people can pay $15 a month for unlimited access to Apple Music on their devices. Apple says 2 million people have signed up for the family plan trial.In addition to the streaming subscription plan, Apple Music also includes a free Internet radio station and a media platform for artists to upload songs and videos for fans.In comparison, popular music streaming service Spotify has more than 20 million paying subscribers. by The Associated Press Posted Aug 6, 2015 8:48 am MDT Last Updated Aug 6, 2015 at 9:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Apple says more than 11 million people have signed up for music service trial read more

Department of Musics newest ensemble hits the stage

For the first time in the Department of Music’s history, the University String Orchestra takes the stage on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre.Under the direction of George Cleland, the String Orchestra combines university students of the music program, along with Brock University community members and musicians from across Niagara.This first edition of the University String Orchestra series revolves around folk song and dance themes, which features repertoire from English masters such as Hubert Parry, Gustav Holst and Henry Purcell, along with other seasonal favourites.Cleland said the orchestra “helps develop fully rounded professional musicians by providing opportunities to develop their skills.”“It’s a place to learn the great string orchestra literature that exists from the beginnings of the violin family to the present day, a legacy of 300 years of music,” he said.Cleland has been a music instructor at Brock University since 2004 and a conductor of the Peninsula Orchestra in the Niagara region since 2007. He also assists in coaching and conducting the Niagara Youth Orchestra in rehearsals.The University String Orchestra concert takes place Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Cairns Recital Hall at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre.“It is a joy to work in such an excellent venue such as Cairns Hall with its excellent acoustics and inviting environment,” said Cleland. “I enjoy the supportive environment that Brock and the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre have created.”Tickets can be purchased through the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre Box Office at 905-688-0722 or online. Prices are $12 general admission, $5 for children 14 and under and $5 through the eyeGo program. Admission is free to current Brock students. read more

Party drug ketamine could be licensed to treat depression within 18 months

It comes just months after the Government… Doctors backed by the National Institute for Health Research in Oxford have drawn up a three-point strategy for its launch to counter potential controversy and concerns. Scientists have been stunned by the party drug’s success in clinical trials, which have found it is up to 10 times more effective than current drugs in people suffering from treatment-resistant depression. Ketamine could be licensed as a medical treatment for depression within 18 months. It would be the first new drug for 35 years for depression, a notoriously difficult condition to treat that the Royal College of Psychiatrists estimates afflicts one in five people during their lifetime.

Hawk Measurement acquires Fluidic Flowmeters provider of specialty flow measurement for industrial

first_imgHawk Measurement says its acquisition of Fluidic Flowmeters’ flow measurement product line will allow the company “to participate in the $18 billion global process measurement market.  Fluidic Flowmeters serves the sub segment for direct measurement of volumetric flow of liquids. It is particularly effective with hard to measure liquids that have characteristics such as non-conductive, high viscosity, cryogenic, and are corrosive. Fluidic Flowmeters’ products are classified as oscillatory flowmeters, which use specially designed geometric shapes to create an environment where self-induced, sustained oscillations will occur. Oscillatory flowmeters are inherently digital devices; that is, the basic unconditioned output signal is a frequency. In a properly executed flowmeter, the frequency of oscillation is accurately proportional to volumetric flow rate. There are several categories of oscillatory flowmeters, each with unique geometry and application characteristics.last_img read more

Catherine Gowings sister say they feel lost as they desperately try to

first_imgImage: North Wales PoliceThe last known sighting of Catherine was in Asda, Queensferry, last Friday evening at 8.39pm. She was wearing blue jeans, a light brown/ khaki coloured fleece zipped jacket with white shoulder and side panels, plain black flat shoes and her brown hair was tied up. She wore a bright brown saddle bag across her shoulder and body and was carrying a plastic Asda shopping bag and a pizza type box.Catherine’s plum/ burgundy coloured Renault Clio is also still missing. Image from North Wales PoliceCatherine Gowing, who is originally from Co Offaly, has been living and working as a vet near Mold, Flintshire, for the past few years. Catherine is described as being about 5’10″ tall and of slim, athletic build. She has long, curly brown hair and speaks with an Irish accent.Also speaking at the earlier press conference, Detective Superintendent John Hanson said:Co-ordinated searches continue at various locations in an attempt to find Catherine, her vehicle and personal items that appear to be missing from her home. A forensic examination continues at Catherine’s home address and we continue to seize and view CCTV footage.Meanwhile, detectives have been given a further 36 hours to question a 46-year-old man arrested in connection with her disappearance.Read: Police confirm Friday night sighting of missing Catherine Gowing > MISSING IRISH WOMAN Catherine Gowing’s sister has appealed for the local community in North Wales to help locate her sister who has been missing for the past six days.Emma Gowing described her sister as a “kind sensitive beautiful person”, who is passionate about animals and is utterly devoted to her family. “She is my best friend and the light of my life and my parents lives,” she added.Emma also called on the community to find Catherine’s missing car, a  plum/burgundy coloured Renault Clio with Irish licence plates 00D99970: I’d implore the local community to do all they can and help us find her. Look out of your windows, look as you drive or head to work. Check your local street, car parks, garages, waste land or anywhere a car may be left.We are all so deeply shocked by the events that have unfolded in the last four days. Catherine’s disappearance has left us all bereft. We are lost without her.last_img read more

EU proposes ban on cloning farm animals and selling clone meat

first_imgThe measures on animal cloning provide a clear EU policy that respond to animal welfare concerns as well as consumer perceptions on food from animal clones in a realistic and workable way.Now it is for the co-legislators, the European Parliament and the Council, to start their considerations as soon as possible to get the legislations adopted in due course. THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION hopes to introduce two new directives that will ban the use of the cloning in the EU for farmed animals as well as ban the marketing of food, such as meat or milk from cloned animals being placed on the EU market.The European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy, Toni Borg also proposed a ban on all imports into the EU of cloned animals.CloningThe policy proposals seek to ensure that no cloning for farming purposes will be carried out in the EU and no such clone will be imported as long as animal welfare concerns persist. This also implies a suspension of the food from the clone.Borg said this is a “sensitive issue” relating to animal welfare and ethical concerns related to the use of the cloning technique.He added: OffspringIn March 2011, governments rejected parliament’s demand to ban food produced from the offspring of cloned animals.Currently, the“novel food” regulation leaves the EU with its 1997 law that requires special authorisation for food from cloned animals, but does not ban it.Borg proposed to create a centralised authorisation system, which will allow “greater certainty for applicants seeking an authorisation for a novel food and will simplify and speed up the process to enable safe and innovative food to reach the EU market faster”.The new proposals would revises the current regulation with a view to improving access of new and innovative food to the EU market, said Borg, while “still maintaining a high level of consumer protection”.More than 60 per cent of EU citizens think animal cloning is “morally wrong,” while 84 per cent are concerned that the long-term effects of animal cloning on nature are unknown, according to an EU survey from 2008.Read: Dolly the sheep cloner Keith Campbell dies at 58>center_img Read: Scientists found a fossilised mosquito full of blood, so can we finally clone dinosaurs?>last_img read more

Rumor Nintendo Wii Getting a Price Cut to 150

first_imgAccording to a “trusted source” at Engadget, the Nintendo Wii has been around long enough to earn itself a break at the checkout counter. If you haven’t picked one up yet, or if you bought one, got bored with it, sold it, and are now interested in getting another one because you’re really looking forward to Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, it’s possible that one may be in your future for $150 retail instead of the current $199. Nintendo hasn’t weighed in on the matter yet, but some are expecting the cut to come as soon as mid-May, while others point out that the Electronic Entertainment Expo in June would be a more appropriate place for Nintendo to make such an announcement. Regardless, nothing has been confirmed yet, but if it’s true it could mean a bright summer for Nintendo, not to mention lower prices across the board if other manufacturers choose to respond in kind. [via Engadget]AdChoices广告last_img read more