Story Highlights The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has endorsed the 12th annual Ocho Rios Seafood Festival, signing on as a major sponsor of the event to be held on August 5.A Senior Advisor for the activity, Roderick Bailey, told JIS News that having the JTB on board can best be described as “the icing on the cake, and a guarantee that this year’s event will be the biggest we have had so far”.Speaking at a recent Jamaica Information Service (JIS) ‘Think Tank’ at Fisherman’s Beach, Ocho Rios, Mr. Bailey also revealed that the event will be headlined by the trio of reggae and dancehall icons, Bounty Killer, Agent Sasco and Tifa.“The Ocho Rios Seafood Festival is arguably one of the biggest culinary shows in Jamaica. Having the JTB on board is not only a major boost, but can be viewed in the context that we are ready to take this event to another level,” he said.He argued that not only has the event gone “from strength to strength”, but also that the festival has shown enough to make it comparable to any of the other summer events.“In 2007, the first year of the festival, over 15,000 persons were in attendance, while in 2008, in spite of heavy rains, we managed to draw a crowd of over 10,000. We have been increasing the attendance tally steadily over the years, and there is every reason to believe that this might be our biggest year yet,” Mr. Bailey said.He noted that tourism stakeholders, as well as the business community in Ocho Rios, have thrown their weight behind the event.“There was a time when Ocho Rios was devoid of quality entertainment. Fortunately, those days are long gone as the Ocho Rios Seafood Festival with its family-oriented theme has changed all of that. The town and by extension the entire St. Ann is ready for what we feel will be the blockbuster event of the summer,” Mr. Bailey said.The event will be held at the Turtle River Park in Ocho Rios. Gates will open at 10:00 a.m. and admission is $1,500 for adults and $500 for children. Presold tickets, $1,000 for adults and $300 for children, will be available in Ocho Rios at Great House Pharmacy, Total Gas Station and New Ocho Rios Pharmacy.Children under 12 can ride free all day on the attractions that will be provided. The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has endorsed the 12th annual Ocho Rios Seafood Festival, signing on as a major sponsor of the event, to be held on August 5. “The Ocho Rios Seafood Festival is arguably one of the biggest culinary shows in Jamaica. Having the JTB on board is not only a major boost, but can be viewed in the context that we are ready to take this event to another level,” he said. The event will be held at the Turtle River Park in Ocho Rios. Gates will open at 10:00 a.m. and admission is $1,500 for adults and $500 for children. Presold tickets, $1,000 for adults and $300 for children, will be available in Ocho Rios at Great House Pharmacy, Total Gas Station and New Ocho Rios Pharmacy.
00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSCRIPPS RANCH (KUSI)- A scary morning for students and staff after a serious threat was made against Scripps Ranch High School. The threat prompted an hour-long lockdown on campus.Staff quickly secured students in classrooms and police started searching for any possible hazards on the campus.Around 12:30, San Diego Unified said the lockdown was lifted and classes would resume as scheduled.Extra police patrols were also called to campus in November and February after threats were made to the school. Threat to Scripps Ranch High School prompts lockdown KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom December 6, 2018 Posted: December 6, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
2:13 Post a comment Nintendo didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.The Switch debuted in March 2017 and became the fastest-selling console in US history after shifting 4.8 million units in its first 10 months. It’s expected to sell 17.3 million consoles globally in 2019, according to market research firm Strategy Analytics, but that forecast may jump upwards if the console enters the massive Chinese market.First published at 4:42 a.m. PT.Updated at 5:08 a.m. PT: Adds more detail. Nintendo shows latest Pokemon game, Sword and Shield Tags Share your voice 29 Photos The 29 best games on the Nintendo Switch Nintendo We may see a budget model Nintendo Switch in the coming weeks. Sarah Tew/CNET Nintendo may reveal its cheaper Switch option very soon.The new version of its portable console is likely to launch by the end of June, Bloomberg reported Tuesday, citing a pair of anonymous sources.Thoses source also noted that slightly upgraded Switch will come out this year, but won’t be more powerful as suggested by a report last month. Nintendo hasn’t officially announced either new version of its console, but Bloomberg noted that it’s likely to acknowledge at least one when company president Shuntaro Furukawa on Thursday announces financial results for the last fiscal year and guidance for the coming year. Now playing: Watch this: Consoles Gaming 0
Are bad times awaiting the “King of good times”? Fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya laundered Rs 1,301.67 crore though various shell companies in India and abroad, according to a complaint by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) before the special court for Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), a report in the Hindustan Times (HT) on Thursday said.The agency suspects that Mallya has around 13 such shell companies in the United States, Ireland, Mauritius and France. In its complaint, ED said that the only purpose of these companies under Mallya’s control was to either obtain loans or launder money, the report said, quoting the ED complaint.The central agency had last month filed a chargesheet against Mallya and nine others, including top officials of IDBI bank, from where Mallya had obtained a loan of Rs 950 crore. Taking cognisance of the complaint of the central agency, the PMLA court issued arrest warrants against all the accused, the report said.In its complaint, the ED listed various shell companies including M/s PE Data Centre Resources Private Limited, M/s Pharma Trading Limited, M/s Kingfisher Finvest Limited, Devi Investment Private Limited, M/s Mallya Investment Private Limited, and M/s Gem Investment.The agency claimed these shell companies had no actual activities and their directors were ex-employees of Mallya’s United Breweries group, the HT report said. The agency further claimed that some of the companies had not even hired employees and only these directors were on the payroll. The agency alleged that these companies were directly under Mallya’s control.The agency alleged that one of the shell companies – PE data Centre Resources Private Limited — had obtained a loan of Rs 100 crore and funds were transferred to the account of Kingfisher Airlines. COMING UP FOR AIR: Vijay Mallya, who is hiding out in a London mansion away from the clutches of the law, took time to resurface at cricketer Virat Kohli’s recent charity event.YouTube/ScreenshotThe agency claimed that Mallya had parked around half of the loan amount obtained from IDBI bank outside India in shell companies he had set up. “Out of Rs 900 crore, Rs 417.29 crore has been remitted out of India for payments shown to be made towards aircraft rental lease, maintenance, services and several such purposes. However, no documents were submitted to support such transaction. Thus, it appears to be laundering,” the HT report quoted the complaint as saying.The report said that the ED examined the lease rates and amount paid towards maintenance and other services by other airlines and by Kingfisher and found discrepancies in what Mallya’s firm had done. In this context, the HT report said that the agency cited payments made to two Mauritius-based firms, Veling Narain Ltd and Veling Sacheedanand Ltd, towards lease and maintenance of aircraft and pointed out that these were nothing but shell companies with former UB group employees as directors.The agency said it had so far managed to attach immovable property worth Rs 807.82 crore owned by Mallya. The agency claimed that Mallya has huge amounts of property in the US in the name of his daughters Leana and Tanya, HT said.The agency further alleged in its complaint that Mallya had a total of 291.31 acres in several villages in Karnataka, including Bilgeri, Coorg, Madekeri, and Kumboor. However, when the situation started getting worse, the agency claimed that Mallya managed to dispose of 264.80 acres in January 2016. The agency claimed that the transactions were done in a rush.The HT report added that the central agency is continuing its probe into the property and accounts held by Mallya outside India. 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 … Close
iSmart ShankarTwitterIn the beginning this year, there was news that Puri Jagannadh and team have registered a title called Double iSmart at the Film Chamber of Commerce. But not many had believed in this because back then the shooting of iSmart Shankar was still going on.The Ram Pothineni, Nabha Natesh and Nidhhi Aggerwal starrer has released on July 18 and its pouring collections all over. All the shows on the first day have been full and the team is celebrating the success of the film. Ram Gopal Varma with Puri JagannadhTwitterImpressed with the way the film has been doing at the box office, director Ram Gopal Varma, the guru of Puri Jagannadh, took to twitter to appreciate and congratulate the team. He wrote, “Double Congrats on the Double Dhimaak..Earth Shaking Phenomenal Openings …” (sic)In the next tweet, he wrote to Ram Pothineni and Puri Jagannadh and asked them to start the sequel immediately.Hey @purijagan and @ramsayz Immidiatley please start ISSMART SHANKAR 2 …Instead of DOUBLE DHIMAAK it should be TRIPLE DHIMAAK ???— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) July 18, 2019TwitterTo this, Puri Jagannadh had replied and confirmed the news that he had registered the title already. So the title of the sequel is going to be Double iSmart. RGV also tweeted to Charmme Kaur and Puri Jagannadh that he is going to Hyderabad to party with the team and celebrate the success of the film.Hey @Charmmeofficial I am coming tmrw to PARTYYY with ur entire #iSmartShankar team of @purijagan @ramsayz @NabhaNatesh @AgerwalNidhhi #ManiSharma and #BhaskarBotla ???— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) July 18, 2019TwitterDetails about the sequel are yet to be revealed and this is definitely going to take some time is what we guess. Well, good to know that Ram has one more film in his kitty.iSmart Shankar is said to be inspired by iBoy, a British film which released in 2017. In a recent interview, director Puri Jagannadh agreed that the outline of the story is inspired by Hollywood movies.
By Associated PressHundreds of people marched to honor the memory of a 4-year-old Houston girl who was missing for several weeks before her remains were found last month in Arkansas.Family members of Maleah Davis as well as area residents walked through downtown Houston on Sunday.Hundreds gathered in downtown Houston on June 9 to honor the legacy of 4-year-old Maleah Davis, who was missing for weeks, before her remains were later found in Arkansas. (AP Photo)After the march, people gathered at City Hall. Craig Davis, Maleah’s father, spoke briefly, thanking the crowd for their support and saying the march meant so much to his family.The city of Houston declared Sunday as “Maleah Davis Day.” Later in the evening, officials lit up City Hall in pink lights, which was the girl’s favorite color.Derion Vence, the ex-fiance of Maleah’s mother, is jailed on a tampering with evidence charge in the case. Authorities say additional charges could be filed.
The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee has said that concerted and collective steps at multiple levels should be taken to safeguard handicrafts and handlooms in the long term. Speaking after presenting the National Awards, Shilp Guru Awards and Sant Kabir Awards to weavers and artisans for the year 2014 here today, the President said, ‘These (measures) could include, for example, facilitation of easier access of these sectors to credit from banks and other financial institutions and the promotion of the products of these sectors in domestic and foreign markets.’ Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The president gave away 46 national awards in handloom and handicrafts and ten Shilp Guru Awards and two Sant Kabir awards for the year 2014. Speaking about the challenges faced by weavers and craft persons the President said that the products in this sector remain vulnerable to competition from cheaper imports and machine made substitutes. These factors need to be addressed urgently, systematically and comprehensively and we must give more attention to development of capacity, skills, designs and infrastructure. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixHighlighting the importance of the sector the President said that the handlooms sector in India, with 24 lakh handlooms, provides employment to about 44 lakh persons and our handicrafts sector provides employment to about 70 lakh persons. The textile sector provides largest employment opportunities next to agriculture. Between 2010 and the present, it is seen that despite the overall slowdown in the Indian economy there was a growth of 34% in exports from the handlooms sector and 126 % in the exports from the handicrafts sector. Minister of State Independent charge for Textiles, Santosh Gangwar congratulated the winners and conveyed nation’s gratitude for preserving, promoting and enriching the traditional cultural heritage of the country. He also informed about the various scheme being run by the Textiles Ministry in 12th Five Year Plan for handloom and handicrafts. ‘Main thrust of these schemes is to provide momentum through training and capacity building by integrating technology with craft and weaving techniques, which will lead to value addition in the craft as well as handloom products,’ he said.The Minister also informed of approval of two mega clusters at Guntur and Prakasam in Andhra Pradesh and Godda in Jharkhan. These clusters are in addition to previously sanctioned four mega clusters. In addition, The Ministry is supporting setting up of Raw Material Bank to facilitate easy and regular availability of certified raw material to artisans. Gangwar also highlighted the Ministry’s efforts to broaden existing marketing infrastructure so that the artisans and weavers continue to get opportunities to sell their products throughout the year without having to face the patches of lean demand.Textiles Secretary, Zohra Chatterjee reiterated Ministry’s commitment to the welfare of the artisans. She emphasized the need to popularize traditional products among the youth. She said that Setu Yozna of associating designers with handloom and handicraft cluster is bringing good results.The office of the Development Commissioner (handicrafts) and Development Commissioner (handlooms) jointly implement the scheme of Shilp Guru, Sant Kabir and National Awards for Master Weavers and Master Craftpersons.
Posted by Share << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Air Canada Travelweek Group Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Air Canada, Sky Regional Airlines deal extended to 2027 MONTREAL — Air Canada and Sky Regional Airlines have signed off on a 10-year extension to their capacity purchase agreement.With its fleet comprised exclusively of Embraer 175 jet aircraft that has grown to 25 in recent years, Sky Regional strengthens Air Canada’s competitive position in the rapidly evolving North American regional markets as low cost operators continue to grow, both in Canada and the U.S., said Kevin Howlett, Senior Vice President, Regional Markets and Government Relations at Air Canada.“This 10-year extension to the existing capacity purchase agreement with Sky Regional Airlines underscores our confidence in our Air Canada Express partner to provide a seamless operation and customer experience on behalf of Air Canada in a number of our key domestic and transborder regional markets on a cost competitive basis.”Sky Regional Airlines started flight operations under the Air Canada Express banner on May 1, 2011. The company began with five Bombardier Q400 aircraft flying to and from Toronto’s Billy Bishop Airport and added 15 Embraer 175 aircraft in 2013. The carrier serves the U.S. northeast markets, flying 100+ flights per day into cities such as New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington and Chicago. In 2016, Sky Regional added an additional five E175 aircraft to its fleet servicing Jacksonville, Houston, Denver and Atlanta.More news: GLP Worldwide introduces first-ever Wellness programs“We are very pleased that Air Canada has recognized our commitment to the passenger experience, and are looking forward to continued success as Air Canada offers more regional options for Canadians,” said Russell Payson, Chairman, Sky Regional Airlines.In addition to Sky Regional, Air Canada has capacity purchase agreements with its other regional airline partners, Jazz, Air Georgian and EVAS, that operate regional Air Canada Express flights on behalf of Air Canada.