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TCI Premier awarded as Tourism Champion

first_img Bishop says peace & prosperity is everybody’s responsibility at Law Enforcers Church Service Related Items:Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, Caribbean Tourism Organization, Emil Lee, premier rufus ewing, Richard Sealy, tourism champion Recommended for you Beaches puts former Premier on blast about controversial pier Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 26 Oct 2015 – Premier Rufus Ewing has been named a ‘Tourism Champion’ and was last week awarded for it by the Caribbean Tourism Organization, CTO. During the annual State of the Industry conference Premier Ewing received the commendation and was also featured in a panel discussion, ‘What Our Leaders Say’. The award was done in conjunction with the World Tourism Organization of the United Nations and the World Travel and Tourism Council which salute country leaders for promoting travel and tourism as ‘a driver of socioeconomic growth and development’. “State of the Industry was this year held in Curacao and the presentation was made to Hon Dr. Rufus Ewing by Barbados Tourism Minister, Richard Sealy – who is also Chairman of the CTO and President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, Emil Lee. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Row over Grand Turk infrastructure reaches fever pitch in Parliamentlast_img read more

Man injured in takeoverstyle robbery at Spring Valley Marijuana Dispensary

first_img Posted: April 17, 2018 Updated: 11:42 AM KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom SPRING VALLEY (KUSI) – A search was underway today for two suspects who fired shots and clubbed a man in the head during a robbery at a Spring Valley marijuana dispensary.The takeover-style heist was occurred about 11:40 p.m. Monday at a business park at 9966 Dolores St. The gunmen entered the Spring Valley Collective and ordered customers and employees to the ground, then robbed the dispensary and fled before deputies arrived, San Diego County sheriff’s Sgt. Joe Barry said. He said 911 callers said shots were fired at some point.Nobody was injured by the gunfire, but when deputies arrived, they found a man with blunt force trauma injuries, Barry said. The sergeant did not say specifically how the man sustained the injuries, but 10News reported that at least one of the suspects struck him in the head with the blunt end of a firearm.The injured victim, whose name was not released, was taken to an undisclosed hospital for evaluation, Barry said. It was unclear whether the crime was related to armed heists of a similar nature in the Spring Valley area. Prior to Monday, the most recent similar hold-up reported in the area happened last Aug. 10 at the Bancroft Mega Wellness dispensary in the 3600 block of Bancroft Drive, less than two miles from the Spring Valley Collective.Video Playerhttp://www.kusi.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/man-injured.mp4Media error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not foundmejs.download-file: http://www.kusi.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/man-injured.mp4?_=100:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.At that time, sheriff’s Sgt. Kotaro Murashige of the Rancho San Diego substation described a similar robbery to the one on Monday, in which two armed men forced their way into the illegal dispensary, disarmed a security guard, forced everyone to the ground and made off with marijuana products.Murashige said in August that it was a familiar pattern from several previous robberies in the Spring Valley area.“In each case, armed guards were not a deterrent, the suspects were all armed (and) dispensary staff members failed to call for help even after people were physically assaulted,” the sergeant said. “In some cases the staff members refused to allow law enforcement to enter, causing a stand-off situation that stretched the department’s resources in helping victims.”The Dolores Street dispensary robbed Monday was familiar to Spring Valley deputies. On Feb. 8, sheriff’s detectives and members of the San Diego Crime Suppression Team raided the illegal business and confiscated marijuana, edibles, cash and a loaded BB pistol, according to Sgt. Matt Cook.Despite the use of marijuana becoming legal statewide at the beginning of this year, businesses that sell marijuana are still banned from operating throughout much of the county, including all unincorporated areas of the county. Legitimate marijuana businesses are allowed to operate in the city of San Diego and some other cities, but must be licensed.Video Playerhttp://www.kusi.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/dispensary-spring-valley-4.17.mp4Media error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not foundmejs.download-file: http://www.kusi.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/dispensary-spring-valley-4.17.mp4?_=200:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Man injured in takeover-style robbery at Spring Valley Marijuana Dispensary April 17, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

St Thomas St Dorothys Holding Thanksgiving Food Drive On November 1011

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA – The Catholic Community of Wilmington and South Tewksbury’s Charities Committee is conducting a Thanksgiving Food Drive to help families in need within the St. Thomas and St. Dorothy’s parishes.Donations can be left inside the entrances of both St. Thomas and St. Dorothy’s on Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11.Requested, non-perishable food items include:GravyInstant PotatoCranberry SauceStuffingRiceCanned Veggies (corn, green beans, yams, peas, carrots)Chicken & Turkey Stock BrothBread & Roll MixCanned Fruit & ApplesauceCoffee, Tea & Hot CocoaPancake Max & SyrupCake Mix & FrostingPie Crust Mix & Pie FillingBrownie MixNuts/ChocolatesChip/Dip/SalsaGrocery Store Gift Cards (in any denomination)If you are interested in donating a complete Dinner Basket for a family, the estimated cost is approximately $50.  Monetary donations or gift cards can be brought to the Parish Office, marked “Thanksgiving,” or placed in the offertory collection.If you would like to have your donation picked up or have questions, please contact Rose Jackson at rosejackson1317@yahoo.com or 978-658-9915.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWILMINGTON GIVES: St. Thomas & St. Dorothy’s Holding Thanksgiving Food Drive This WeekendIn “Community”St. Thomas & St. Dorothy’s Holding Thanksgiving Food Drive On November 11-12In “Community”St. Thomas & St. Dorothy’s Holding Thanksgiving Food Drive This WeekendIn “Community”last_img read more

Today only Save 300 on unlocked Galaxy Note 9 Expired

first_imgJuan Garzon / CNET Patience is not only a virtue, it’s a money-saver. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 debuted last summer with a list price of $1,000 and has stayed pretty steady ever since. Good thing you decided to wait.Today only, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. PT (6 p.m. to midnight ET), Samsung is having a flash sale: $300 off the unlocked Note 9 when you apply promo code 300SAMSUNG at checkout.See it at SamsungThe Note 9 features a mammoth 6.4-inch screen, 128GB of storage and Samsung’s fairly awesome S-Pen.I’m not an Android guy, but of course my colleagues have you covered: For a deep dive into the phone’s pros and cons, look no further than CNET’s Galaxy Note 9 review. Phones 3:29 The Cheapskate News • Grab an unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 9 for $719 Galaxy Note 9 looks stunning in these photos Sprint Review • Note 10 launch could still give Note 9 sales a jolt $799 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Galaxy Note 9 is a superphone through and through See It Samsung $999 Tags See It See It This is another great reminder that phones with sky-high prices will eventually see discounts — often soon after launch. (The brand-new Galaxy S10 Plus saw a nice deal just yesterday.) I’ll bet your patience is feeling especially virtuous right about now.By the way, if you can ask your wrist to be patient as well, the Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro will be $75 off on Monday. Stay tuned for a separate post about that deal. $999 Mentioned Above Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (128GB, ocean blue) 72 Photos Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Samsung Galaxy Note 9 See it Preview • Four days with the Galaxy Note 9: Here’s the good and bad so far Best Buy Now playing: Watch this: 8 Share your voice Verizon Wireless Comments CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! $799last_img read more

Israels Beresheet moon landing attempt ends with a crash

first_img Israeli moon mission makes orbit ahead of Sea of Serenity landing SpaceX sends Israel’s historic moon mission on its way Originally published April 11, 12:32 p.m. PT.Update, 6:40 p.m. PT: Adds traditional information regarding X Prize and Beresheet’s final image. The failed mission will be remembered as bittersweet.”Well, we didn’t make it, but we definitely tried, and the achievement of getting where we got is really tremendous,” said Morris Khan, an Israeli entrepreneur who provided a large portion of the funding for Beresheet, as he addressed the observers near the control room. “We can be proud.”NASA commended the mission in a tweet: “We congratulate SpaceIL, Israel Aerospace Industries and the state of Israel on the accomplishment of sending the first privately funded mission into lunar orbit.” Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 pilot, also had kind words. “Never lose hope. Your hard work, teamwork, and innovation is inspiring to all,” he tweeted. While @NASA regrets the end of the @TeamSpaceIL mission without a successful lunar landing, we congratulate SpaceIL, Israel Aerospace Industries and the state of Israel on the accomplishment of sending the first privately funded mission into lunar orbit. https://t.co/XwHpN5M8Pu pic.twitter.com/cfMtP4srDr— Jim Bridenstine (@JimBridenstine) April 11, 2019 4:13 Beresheet launched on Feb. 21 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and overcame a brief technical glitch along the way. The lander was designed to take pictures of its surroundings and measure the moon’s magnetic field. It was even able to snap one final, breathtaking image as it approached the lunar surface and beam it back to Earth.SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) had placed a time capsule in the lander filled with digital files covering Israel’s history and heritage. That time capsule was likely lost along with the spacecraft. The dream didn’t quite come to fruition, but Beresheet’s journey to lunar orbit was still an important moment in space history that made the moon feel more in reach for the world. Although SpaceIL didn’t quite make the deadline, the X Prize foundation was inspired by its attempt, creating a new prize dubbed the Moonshot Award. Originally, the foundation stated “for their achievement upon landing on the moon”, X Prize would hand SpaceIL the first Moonshot Award — and $1 million.Of course, Beresheet did not make it to the surface in one piece but it did still land — albeit with a little more force than hoped. As a result, the foundation said it would still be providing SpaceIL with the cash. Beresheet snapped this partial selfie during its approach to the moon. SpaceIL/IAI Israel’s Beresheet would have been the most unlikely lunar lander in history, but the spacecraft didn’t survive its reach for the moon’s surface Thursday.SpaceIL’s live broadcast followed the tense maneuvers needed to get the lunar lander down to the Sea of Serenity on the near side of the moon. The Beresheet team members worked in the control room as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu watched from a spectator area.The landing process suffered some glitches when the main engine cut out and mission control lost communication. The disappointed team reacted calmly to the failure. Super blood wolf moon lunar eclipse dazzles in striking photos 2 They may not have had a successful landing this time, but @TeamSpaceIL has still made history. They will be the recipients of our first ever $1M Moonshot Award, in honor of their achievements and their milestone as the first privately-funded entity to orbit the Moon. 🌒 #moonshot pic.twitter.com/ErUfjqvvxY— XPRIZE (@xprize) April 11, 2019 Beresheet aims for the moon Share your voice This was a mission of firsts. Beresheet was to be Israel’s first moon lander, which would have put the country in an exclusive club that includes the US, Soviet Union and China. In addition, nonprofit SpaceIL would have been the first private, nongovernment group to set a lander on the moon’s surface.SpaceIL was originally conceived to compete in Google’s Lunar X Prize which, in 2007, threw down a challenge to private companies to build a spacecraft that could land on the moon. The original deadline to claim the $30 million in prize money was originally 2014, but it was extended out until 2018 before an announcement that the prize would go unclaimed. Israel’s Beresheet spacecraft crashes on the moon Comments Now playing: Watch this: Space Tags Sci-Tech 12 Photoslast_img read more

Cheaper Nintendo Switch could launch by end of June

first_img2:13 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 0last_img read more

It is just starting of digital marketing in India Manish Singh

first_imgManish SinghPR HandoutEntrepreneur Manish Singh says that is just the beginning of digital marketing in India. In the coming days, it would grow to such an extent where government will consider introducing a courseManish Singh is currently pursuing his college studies at the Delhi Technical Campus – IP University. But it is unbelievable that the 20-year-old student is earning in eight-figures. He was inspired by Neil Patel and Garyvee who are the prominent names in digital marketing and counted as legends of this field.Learning from their footsteps, Manish Singh has come a long way in three years and he has mastered himself in digital marketing. He has emerged as a youngest digital marketing entrepreneur of the world.Manish Singh started as a freelancer and then slowly he began to get useful clients, so, he didn’t waste time and create his own company called ZZED Media. Right now, ZZED Media has become the first choice in Digital Marketing. Manish Singh has worked to achieve this tag of Youngest Digital Marketing Entrepreneur, and it is not simple to accomplish.Manish Singh is completing his studies in B Tech from Electronics and Communication. He understands the importance of studies. So he has not left his studies even after achieving success in his business. He also gives his expert advice. His consulting work has helped many people in recent times. His company ZZED Media also provides an essential course for digital marketing.Manish Singh says, it is just starting of digital marketing in India. We will see lot more new things with the growth of the Internet in India. More companies will try digital marketing to survive in this competitive world. There will be no space for the business people who don’t attempt digital marketing in the coming years. It will be part of the business routine process.Manish Singh even feels you will see government will start digital marketing courses or include in studies in coming years.last_img read more

Bangladesh capable to conduct fair polls

first_imgA two-member election expert mission representing the European Union (EU) will arrive in Dhaka on Tuesday to monitor the situations before and after the national election scheduled to be held on 30 December.”Yes, they’re arriving. They’ll stay until 15 January,” a senior official at the foreign ministry told UNB on Monday.The election expert mission comprising David Noel Ward and Eirini- Maria Gounari might stay for longer period, if necessary, depending on the evolving situation.”I can’t tell you their day-to-day programmes. But I can tell you they’ll have wider discussions with political leaders on election issues. They’ll also visit places outside Dhaka,” said another official.The two election experts of the EU will meet key interlocutors, including chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda, media, candidates and voters.Such an expert team usually submits a report to the EU headquarters in Brussels on its observation.Meanwhile, a visiting European parliamentary delegation on Sunday hoped that the next national election in Bangladesh will be held in a free and fair manner.”I’m confident that the coming election will be free and fair,” said Rupert Matthews, conservative member of the European Parliament sharing his thoughts based on the impression he got after talking to political leaders of Bangladesh.The delegation of the European Parliament also met prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday.While interacting with media at a city hotel, he said the European Parliament believes that Bangladesh is well-prepared to handle the election on its own.Matthews said the European Union parliament believes that Bangladesh is capable to follow its own rules to conduct a free and fair election.Therefore, he added, they do not need to send observers.He said the delegation had talks with a wide range of people of Bangladesh, including government officials and politicians and common people.Though it will not send any observer team because of a lengthy preparatory process, the European Union (EU) will closely monitor the next national election in Bangladesh, said a diplomatic source.The EU will be keeping eyes on the developments in the coming weeks, the source said, adding that not sending an observer team does not mean that they are not going to follow the elections.The EU thinks sending a credible observer mission is a very big operation as it involves a good number of observers and needs a long preparation.It, however, expects free, fair, credible and transparent elections in Bangladesh.”We’re looking forward to free, fair, credible and transparent elections in this country,” said managing director for Asia and the Pacific at European External Action Service Gunnar Wiegand during his Bangladesh visit in July last.last_img read more

Cop closed for torturing woman in police station

first_imgAn assistant sub-inspector of police was closed on Friday for physically torturing a woman at Dhunat police station over dues.The action was taken against Shahnur Rahman after the allegation was found to be true in primary investigation, said officer-in-charge of the police station Ismail Hossain.The victim, Kohinoor Khatun, 42, of Nightpara Boubazar in the district town, is now undergoing treatment at Dhunat Upazila Health Complex.Kohinoor said she used to run a food shop in front of the Judge’s Court in the town and ASI Shahanur used to take food from it. She also claimed that he took Tk 60,000 from her as loan.When she asked for money, the official proposed that she entered an illicit relation with her, she said, adding that she later served a legal notice on him.The police officer called the victim to Dhunat police station on Friday morning in the name of returning her money. At one stage, they locked into an altercation and he beat her mercilessly and drove her out of the police station.Contacted, Shahanur claimed that Kohinoor had long been demanding money to him threatening to implicate him in false cases. “To avoid harassment, I had given her Tk 60,000 through a settlement. Even after that, she came to the police station again and threatened to file a case against me. Being angered, I slapped her.”The OC said the superintendent of police was informed of the matter and later an additional superintendent of police found the allegation to be true after primary investigation and ordered action against the ASI.Departmental action will be taken against him after further investigation, he said.last_img read more

Many Factors Delayed Repair Of Hundreds Of IkeDamaged Roofs In Houston For

first_imgListen 00:00 /04:00 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share Al OrtizTarps such as the one this photo shows covered the roof of Ms. Vallia Huff’s home for eight years.As we have reported this week, Vallia Huff is a Houston senior citizen who lost her roof to hurricane Ike in 2008.Through its so-called blue tarp program, the City of Houston finally provided Huff with a new roof at the end of September.She says that something many of us take for granted would change her life because “every time it rains, you go into a panic.”So, why are there still hundreds of homes in need of repair?It is a complicated issue, so we spoke with some of the top people who were in charge of leading the city when hurricane Ike hit Houston and during the aftermath.Former Houston Mayor Annise Parker says some people chose not to fix their homes.“There may have been people who received the dollars and did not turn around to put those dollars into the necessary home repairs. The City of Houston was contracting directly with contractors to do the repairs, but there are some other programs where the homeowners themselves received the dollars,” Parker said.Those other programs were managed by the federal government.Parker’s immediate predecessor, Bill White, agrees with her assessment.“We had abundant evidence that some people chose to cash their checks and not have their homes repaired,” he said.Parker also says many people lacked homeowners insurance.In other cases, back taxes, confusion about ownership of the homes and other factors, such as simply not completing the paperwork for assistance, slowed down the process and eventually put it to a halt.Other Houstonians didn’t get timely repairs because their homes didn’t qualify for federal assistance.For example, they exceeded the cap set by the government on the property’s damage.Parker says that, at the time, if the damage to the property was higher than $25,000, the homeowner wasn’t eligible for assistance because the damage exceeded the threshold set by the federal government.However, some housing experts think the genesis of the problem was in fact years in the making.John Henneberger is co-director of the Texas Low Income Housing Information Service and thinks the blue tarps represent “a failure to plan for the rebuilding following a disaster.”“It had to do with long-term structural and administrative problems within the city’s housing department,” adds Henneberger who, nonetheless, notes those problems predated the White and Parker administrations.Tom McCasland, the current director of the city’s Housing and Community Development Department, says right after the hurricane the city was focused on a particular type of housing.“We’ve done a lot of good work using the Ike funds, some of it has gone into multi-family, replacement units,” McCasland said.  “Some of it has gone into replacing entire homes and all of that is excellent work that needs to be done, but one of the things that this mayor wants to support is single-family homeownership.”Sylvester Turner addressed the blue tarp situation last year, when he was running for mayor.He said the city has a duty to repair the roofs and it has identified more than 500 homes with blue tarps.Turner announced the roof repair program at the beginning of September.He said the initiative is directly related to a concept he campaigned on in 2015 called complete communities, which, among other things, means fixing damaged roofs.And the mayor emphasizes he is not implementing the program because of a major event that is now just around the corner.“Has nothing to do with the Super Bowl,” Turner assured at a press conference held at Houston City Hall several days after announcing the launch of the program and added “it has everything to do about quality of life and providing people with a quality of life.”According to the Housing and Community Development Department, as of December 15th, the city had approved repairs for 168 homes.Marissa CummingsAfter eight years of not having a solid roof, this is how Huff’s home looks now. Xlast_img read more

ArduSat1 and ArduSatX CubeSats launched into space

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: ArduSat-1 and ArduSat-X CubeSats launched into space (2013, August 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-08-ardusat-ardusat-x-cubesats-space.html (Phys.org) —Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has successfully launched an H-2B cargo rocket into space—a portion of which is bound for a rendezvous with the International Space Station. After it docks, two CubeSats—ArduSat-1 and ArduSat-X—held in its cargo module will be deployed into an orbit above the Earth. Talking humanoid robot launches on Japan rocket © 2013 Phys.orgcenter_img The two tiny cube-shaped satellites will be pulled from the same cargo module that holds Kirobo—a talking humanoid type robot designed to study whether astronauts might benefit from an electronic companion. The small satellites usher in a new low cost era in space technology—each will offer the possibility of non-professionals running real-time experiments aboard a real orbiting satellite.Both of the miniature satellites are loaded with technology, including cameras, ozone and CO2 sensors, a Geiger counter and temperature gauges. They also have an onboard computer running Arduino, an open-source platform that allows for controlling instruments aboard the craft. Arduino was chosen because it is an already established platform used by educational institutions and hobbyists alike.Both craft have a set list of objectives to fulfill before time runs out—both will plummet to the Earth at some point in time between three and seven months. Once its initial objectives have been fulfilled, the satellite will be made available to other projects run by customers on the ground. $125 will get a user three days worth of satellite time while $250 will get a whole week. Since each satellite is capable of running 16 experiments simultaneously, there will be plenty of opportunities for schools and other organizations to take advantage of this unique opportunity.Shortly after docking with the ISS, ArduSat-1 and ArduSat-X will be pulled from the cargo module by a robotic arm which will then release them into space. The two CubeSats were partly built in Australia and were also partly funded via a Kickstarter project. The aerospace company responsible for their creation is Nanosatisfi LLC—their stated goal is to “democratize access to space.” They deployment of the two CubeSats is just the beginning they have told reporters. They hope to send up hundreds or even thousands of tiny satellites allowing almost anyone with a desire to perform experiments in space, a platform for doing so. Explore further CAD Drawing of ArduSat. Credit: Peter Platzer / Wikipedia.last_img read more

Music for the soul

first_imgThe national Capital hosted a musical evening in association with Unicef to raise funds for Nepal quake victims on May 24.Bands like Beatitudes, Ghetto Children, Noida School of Rock, Techtronics, Project Rigden and others performed at the event which was held at Dzukou Tribal Kitchen, Hauz Khas Village.“Nepal has always been close to my heart and many other Nepalese like me. The only purpose of this charity is to help rebuild Nepal and support its people, who need more help with each passing day,” said event organiser Shweta Pradhan, a Nepali migrant, who now lives in India, to media persons. Pradhan, like other Nepalese living in India, was moved by the pain and suffering of her people after multiple tremors and aftershocks shook the Himalayan nation, killing over 8,000 people and leaving over 10,000 injured. The amount collected was sent to the UNICEF.last_img read more

MHA advisory deeprooted conspiracy by BJP to grab power in oppnruled states

first_imgKolkata: The Trinamool Congress Monday wrote to Union Home Minister Amit Shah alleging that the MHA advisory to the West Bengal government is a “deep-rooted conspiracy” by the BJP and an “evil ploy to grab power” in opposition-ruled states. The BJP, however, termed the allegations baseless and claimed that the law-and-order situation in the state has completely broken down. TMC secretary general and West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee, in a letter, claimed that the Ministry of Home Affairs has drawn conclusions without verifying the ground reality or taking a report from the state government. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata “We, on behalf of the Trinamool Congress, lodge our strong objection to the advisory issued by the MHA and urge that the same be withdrawn forthwith,” he said. In the advisory sent to the West Bengal government on Sunday, a day after BJP and TMC workers clashed in Sandeshkhali area of North Parganas district, the MHA had expressed “deep concern” over the continuing post-poll violence in the state, and asked it to maintain law and order. Criticising the advisory, Chatterjee said, “We have reason to believe that it is an evil ploy to grab power in states run by parties politically opposed to the BJP.” Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state “Moreover, this is a deep-rooted conspiracy and game plan to malign the state government and capture the Bengal administration through undemocratic, unethical and unconstitutional means.” Blaming “BJP goons” for violence and chaos across the state, the TMC leader alleged that as the MHA and the saffron party are being headed by the same person, it is “quite obvious” that “whatever the BJP desires, the MHA is implementing it with closed eyes, throwing all constitutional propriety to the wind”. “In a democracy, the Centre and states work in tandem. Instead of taking the state government into confidence and verifying the ground situation, the unilateral issuance of an advisory by the MHA is an insult to the people of Bengal and an assault on the glory, culture, and heritage of the state,” Chatterjee said. Reacting to the TMC allegation, state BJP president Dilip Ghosh said the MHA was absolutely right in sending the advisory. “The law-and-order situation has completely broken down… The MHA has done the right thing. If the TMC is saying that the Union home minister and the BJP president are the same person, then the same rule applies in Bengal as well. “The chief minister, home minister and party supremo are the same person (in Bengal). So, does that mean all the decisions taken by the state government are politically motivated?” Ghosh said. Senior BJP leader Mukul Roy also accused the state government of not cooperating with the Centre and violating the federal structure. On Sunday night, the West Bengal government sent a letter to the MHA, saying that the situation in the state was “under control”, and there was no failure on the part of its law enforcement agencies. The BJP has claimed that five of its workers were killed in the violence in Sandeshkhali, while the ruling TMC said that one was killed.last_img read more

These New Earbuds Let You Adjust the Volume of Everything Around You

first_img Business travel is fraught with irritating noises – the insistent whooshing of a plane engine, crying kids, chatty neighbors.If you’re a frequent road warrior (or even just on your daily commute), you likely always keep a pair of earbuds on hand. But what if you could just simply turn down the volume of the world around you? Two-year-old wearable tech company Doppler Labs wants to give users that experience with its latest product, the Here Active Listening System.Related: Should You Break Into the Wearables Market?The company launched a Kickstarter campaign this week for the wireless earbuds and accompanying mobile app that allows the user adjust the volume of what they are hearing in essentially real time, characterizing the system as a “remote control for your ears.” The technology takes in what you are hearing, processes it and then plays it back to you within 30 microseconds, so there’s no perceptible time delay.You can’t use them to listen to a podcast or a new album on your devices, but you can turn the volume up at a concert or an outdoor movie screening, or turn down the sounds of the street below your office building. With the app, you can also change what you’re hearing with sound effects options (i.e. reverb, and echo) or choose from a series of filters with names like Blue Note and Hendrix. The company has also developed specific algorithms to combat sounds like those jet engines. Related: Wearable Tech Will Soon Be Work Attire in These 4 IndustriesLast year, Doppler Labs released its first product, $25 “advanced tech ear plugs” called DUBS Acoustic Filters that are specifically designed to filter out harmful sound without muffling it, unlike an average rubber earplug.The Here Active Listening campaign has already met more than half its goal of $250,000 with 27 days left to go. Some of the perks that come with donating range from branded swag to meeting the Doppler team and seeing a live demonstration.The system is on track to ship December 2015 at a list price of $249. Related: Wearable Tech Is Improving Employee Productivity and Happiness 2 min read Register Now » June 3, 2015center_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right.last_img read more