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State Bank of Travancore is hiring sports personnel (Football)

first_imgThe State Bank of Travancore has invited applications for recruitment from outstanding football players (Men) for appointment in the clerical cadre of their Bank in Kerala.Post name: Clerical Cadre (for Football Player)Eligibility criteria:Qualification: Candidates applying for this post should have passed Class 10. The applicant should have represented the state/district in national/state level event or an Inter-university with distinction, or should be a member of the combined university team as a player in the respective football events.Age limit: The candidates applying for the post should be between 18 and 28 years as on June 1, 2014.Selection process: Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their achievements in the past. Thereafter, candidates will be called for a selection trial to be held at Thiruvananthapuram and if found qualified in the trials, they will be called for an interview.Application fee: The candidates are required to pay an application fee of Rs 200 through demand draft in the favour of “STATE BANK OF TRAVANCORE” and payable at Thiruvananthapuram.How to apply: In order to apply, the candidates are required to send their duly filled application forms to The Deputy General Manager (HR), State Bank of Travancore, Sports Board, Head Office, Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram – 695 012, Kerala State.last_img read more

It’s a different ballgame

first_imgThe alarm bells rang early: India were not even a credible threat to New Zealand in their first warm-up match of the World Cup, and groans of there we go again’ followed swiftly.After 50-odd days of belting the ball on flat pitches under the blazing sun of the Indian Premier,The alarm bells rang early: India were not even a credible threat to New Zealand in their first warm-up match of the World Cup, and groans of there we go again’ followed swiftly.After 50-odd days of belting the ball on flat pitches under the blazing sun of the Indian Premier League, India encountered a green pitch, some canny swing and seam bowlers and once the top three had been accounted for, it began to look like a procession from the dressing room to the middle and back.Sure there are mitigating factors to consider: it was a practice game, after all, which may have been the only reason Kohli chose to bat first in those conditions. Second, even a cursory look at scores in 50-over internationals in the recent past will tell you that the surfaces are likely to be far more docile when the actual tournament begins. Even as he was leaving India, Kohli underplayed the role conditions might play: White-ball cricket, playing in England, playing an ICC tournament, the conditions are not that different, or that difficult, I’d say, compared to Test cricket, Kohli said, adding that pressure is the most important thing in the World Cup, not the conditions.As for pressure, this is likely to be India’s easiest route to the semi-finals, unless things go remarkably pear-shaped. For the first time since 1992, each team plays every other team in a round-robin league format, which means there are just two do-or-die matches in the tournament. India will know that they can afford to drop two, perhaps even three, matches in the first round and still comfortably make the final four.advertisementTeam India head coach Ravi Shastri, who played in that 1992 World Cup, struck a balance between resting easy and getting overanxious: This format is very challenging. If you look at 2015 and 2019, the gap between teams is much narrower now, said Shastri. Compare Afghanistan in 2015 with how they are now. Or Bangladesh. The good thing, though, is there are nine games (to decide the top four teams) rather than just three or four games where you have to be on the ball from the outset.If managing pressure, as captain Kohli puts it, is really what the key challenge is, then finding your groove early can release some of that pressure. What must the team do to click early on? India, it has been said and repeated often, are heavily reliant on their top three batsmenMessrs (Virat) Kohli, (Shikhar) Dhawan and (Rohit) Sharma. And the weather in England is famously fickle and the conditions are often overcast, which assist seam and swing bowling. India have an untestedif not wobblymiddle order, and if the Top Three go cheaply, the batting begins to look vulnerable.W.V. Raman, former India opener and current coach of the Indian women’s team, explains what quality batsmen do in these conditions: It’s about delaying your response just a touch, he says. When the ball is released, you’ll gauge line and length, but it helps to delay your response a fraction. If the ball does something in the air or off the seam, you can cover for it.Explaining a key difference between sub-continental and English conditions, Raman says: When there is no resistance in the air, or off the pitch, you can strike the ball early… you can play in front of your pad. But in England, where the ball wobbles a bit and can deviate even after pitching, you want to make sure the impact zone is no more than six inches from your body.Coaching manuals emphasise the importance of getting in line with the ball. Raman offers a tweak: Get your body/ leg beside the line of the ball; if you get in line, you’ll lose the leeway to play in certain areas. Should the Indian team want to look at videos to get a clearer picture, and watch men who made this adjustment well, or naturally had it as a part of their game, Raman has a few recommendations: V.V.S. Laxman, A.B. de Villiers, Mark Waugh, Mohammad Azharuddin, Virender Sehwag they could always make proper contact with the ball even if it was moving in the air or off the pitch. That is because of the way they positioned themselves and allowed their arms freedom.India’s current crop of batsmen do enjoy their freedom. If they set themselves up well, they will be good for many more runsand hopefully gift themselves an English summer to remember. ladvertisementlast_img read more

Government Working to Alleviate Problems Faced by Commuting Public

first_imgStory Highlights Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz, says the Government is working to alleviate some of the problems being faced by the commuting public as a result of ongoing road works in sections of the Corporate Area. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz, says the Government is working to alleviate some of the problems being faced by the commuting public as a result of ongoing road works in sections of the Corporate Area.“We understand and we are working assiduously to try and better it. It won’t be perfect, and what we need to do is to see if we can shorten the time. So, we are also looking at working hours and the possibility of night working, so that we can reduce the eight months (in the Three Miles area) to a lesser time, based on what we know and, of course, with Christmas coming,” he said.The Minister was speaking at today’s (September 12) post-Cabinet press briefing, held at Jamaica House in St. Andrew.He said additional measures such as the dissemination of real-time information, installation of additional signs and alternative routes will be critical in minimising the prolonged delays that are being experienced. This, he said, will be achieved through a multi-agency partnership.Mr. Vaz said the Government is fully aware of the concerns of the motoring public and commuters, and although it is a vexed issue, the benefits will far outweigh the negatives.“It is not only about the improvement of roads and, of course, transportation – and time is critical to any growing economy – but most importantly, what you will be able to get in terms of improved sewerage, improved water supplies, improved telecommunication… There is a whole raft of benefits to road infrastructure improvement, so I ask for your patience and I ask for your sensitivity,” he added.Mr. Vaz said the improvement projects that are being undertaken simultaneously are based on several conditions with the lending agency.“That loan had timelines, it had performance clauses, and what we found is that a number of the projects were not as advanced as they should have been, especially the major projects that were to be carried out by China Harbour Engineering Company. I speak specifically to Mandela Highway, Constant Spring Road, Hagley Park Road and… the Three Miles Bypass. We have a timeline in which to complete it. If not, the loan will be withdrawn and what we will have is unfinished infrastructure which we cannot afford,” he said.last_img read more

MES Delivers Bulk Carrier to Genoa Shipping

first_imgzoom Japanese shipbuilder Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (MES) has delivered MV Desert Harrier, a 60,000 dwt type bulk carrier, to the Marshall Islands-based shipping company Genoa Shipping and Investment Limited.Delivered at MES’ Chiba Works on February 1, 2017, the newbuilding represents the 21st vessel of the shipbuilder’s “neo60BC” eco-ship design.The 34,507 gross ton MV Desert Harrier features a length of 199.9 meters and a width of 32.25 meters.Having four cranes and five cargo holds, the bulker is designed for loading various cargoes like coal, ore, grain, as well as lengthy/heavy cargo such as steel pipe and hot coil.Classed by classification society ABS, the ship has low sulfur fuel oil tanks designed for operation in ECAs (Emission Control Areas).MES has 23 ships on order, of which ten 60,000 dwt bulkers. The ten bulk carrier newbuildings are slated for delivery in 2017 and 2018, according to data provided by VesselsValue.last_img read more

Political will there to solve child welfare crisis for Indigenous kids Philpott

first_imgAPTN NewsThe federal government says it has a plan to take action against the crisis in child welfare.That includes shifting from apprehension to prevention and trying to keep children connected to their families and culture.Many of the reasons for over representation are well known – a lack of proper housing, poverty and inter-generational trauma.Another problem is the data, or lack of it.In an opening speech at a two-day emergency meeting on child welfare in Ottawa Thursday, Indigenous Services Minsiter Jane Philpott said the data available to count the number of Indigenous kids in care is not good enough and without an accurate measure you can’t properly understand what is wrong and fix it.An estimated 40,000 Indigenous children are in care across Canada, accounting for more than half of the kids in care overall, but Philpott said she doesn’t believe anyone actually knows the real number.She said the government has the political will to fix the crisis, including getting accurate data, but she won’t yet put deadlines or targets on reducing the number of kids in care and keeping more families together.Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami president Natan Obed says the discrepancies in services for Indigenous children are rooted in a lack of a basic level of respect for Indigenous families and culture.Philpott said the ultimate goal is Indigenous management of child welfare but Assembly of First Nations national chief Perry Bellegarde is urging First Nations to take control now and not wait for Ottawa or provincial governments to delegate the authority to them.-with files from The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Official Inter Milan confirm signing of Nainggolan

first_imgInter Milan have confirmed that they have signed midfielder Radja Nainggolan on a four-year deal from AS RomaThe Belgian was seen outside the Humanitas hospital in Milan on Sunday, where he successfully passed his medical and has now signed a contract until 2022 for a reported transfer fee of €24m.“The conditions have been met for a deal for Radja Nainggolan,” Inter’s sporting director Piero Ausilio told the club website.“He is a top player.”Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.Nainggolan impressed in Roma’s Champions League campaign last season as they reached the semi-finals for the first time since 1984.The 30-year-old made 42 appearances for the Serie A side last season and added six goals and six assists as they finished the Serie A season in third.However, Nainggolan was surprisingly left out of the Belgium World Cup squad by Roberto Martinez with the midfielder later announcing his retirement from international football shortly afterwards.last_img read more

Changes to come for two General Election laws

first_img Recommended for you Related Items:elections ordinance, general elections Jamaicans Urged To Follow Guidelines In Voting Process Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Jan 2016 – There could be changes in two General Election related ordinances because of 24 proposed amendments which are due to debut on the floor of the House of Assembly. Parliament opens today for the first time for 2016, and the next three days are devoted to the first reading of amendments to the Elections Ordinance and the Political Activities Ordinance; as well as second and third readings for the Trust Bill, the Trust Companies Bill and the Trafficking of Persons Prevention Bill. HOA convenes in Grand Turk at the NJS Francis building at 10am. TCI Elections may be in 2017; Premier flaunts prerogative Midnight cut off for Voter Registration; Elections Office hopes for 2,000last_img read more

Senator Gomez now the new Leader of Opposition business in the Senate

first_img The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Photo credit: Bahamas Weekly Recommended for youcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 3, 2017 – Nassau – An advocate for women and children and an attorney is the replacement to now resigned, DNA Leader, Branville McCartney.   Senator Monique Gomez has been made Leader of Opposition business in the Senate by LOO in the House of Assembly, Loretta Butler Turner.The Long Island member and McCartney fell out weeks ago after the two claimed diverging stances on whether the DNA and Loretta Butler Turner’s rebel faction would form a coalition.Butler Turner viewed McCartney’s denial that anything of that nature was being discussed or happening as a betrayal.  McCartney said it had long been clear that an amalgamation was not to be the case, ever.The public row led yesterday to Branville McCartney resigning as Senator and senate leader for the opposition; he was appointed to the role by Loretta Butler Turner who today informed the Governor General of the replacement.#MagneticMediaNews Related Items:#magneticmedianews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDTlast_img read more

John McCain Elder Statesman Fierce Defense Hawk

first_imgSen. John McCain, one of the few lawmakers who often commanded more authority on national security issues than the president, died Saturday at the age of 81 after battling brain cancer for the past year. Over three decades in the Senate he became one of the Republicans’ most reliable champions for the military, with his chairmanship of the Armed Services Committee the highlight of his congressional career.“In the committee’s work, I have found high purpose in the service of a cause greater than self — the cause of the women and men in uniform who defend America and all she stands for,” McCain said earlier this month when the Senate approved the conference report to the fiscal 2019 defense authorization bill.One of McCain’s most recent victories in Congress was the effort he led last year with his counterpart, House Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), to boost base defense spending for FY 2018 to $640 billion, $54 billion above the statutory spending cap, reported CQ. The campaign came to fruition this past February when lawmakers reached a two-year, bipartisan budget deal to raise defense spending above $700 billion in both FY 2018 and 2019, after adding in the war funding account.For a detailed account of McCain’s military and political career, read the obituary in the Washington Post.Photo by Sgt. James McCann Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Cardinals Release 2019 Lacrosse Schedule

first_imgThe Cards return to Louisville on March 9 for their ACC home opener against Duke. Louisville will then break from ACC action for a game against Duquesne on March 11 in Pittsburgh followed by a game at home against Cincinnati on March 13. The Cards conclude their busy week when they host their third 2018 NCAA Tournament opponent Syracuse on March 17. Postseason play begins on April 24 in Boston, Mass. at the ACC Tournament. The opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament are slated to begin on May 10-12 with the Final Four occurring in Baltimore. First up in the Cards’ three-game home stint is Delaware on March 31. Louisville will then have a week to prepare for 2018 NCAA Tournament semifinalist North Carolina on April 6. Fans will have one final opportunity to see the Cardinals in action at UofL Lacrosse Stadium when they take on Ohio State on April 9. On March 2, the Cardinals kick off ACC play with a trip to South Bend, Ind. to take on Notre Dame. In a quick turnaround, Louisville remains in Indiana for a mid-week tilt against Butler on March 5. For the latest information on Louisville lacrosse, visit GoCards.com, or follow the team’s Twitter account at @LouisvilleLax or on Facebook at facebook.com/UofLLacrosse. Print Friendly Version After a week of preparation, the Cards welcome Mercer for their home opener on Feb. 24. The month wraps up when Louisville hosts Vanderbilt at UofL Lacrosse Stadium on Feb. 27. The regular season caps off with a pair of conference road games against two 2018 NCAA Tournament foes. First, Louisville squares off against Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. on April 13 before meeting the national runner-up Boston College on April 20. On March 23, the Cardinals travel to Blacksburg, Va. to face Virginia Tech, their second straight 2018 NCAA Tournament squad, before returning to Louisville for their final three home games of the season.center_img LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville lacrosse head coach Scott Teeter announced the 2019 schedule, which features games against seven 2018 NCAA Tournament teams and eight contests at UofL Lacrosse Stadium. The Cardinals’ roster is filled with underclassmen, featuring just one senior in attacker Tessa Chad. Chad saw action in all 17 games a year ago, ranking second on the team with 42 goals and 49 points. “We are very excited about the upcoming season and the opportunity to play such a challenging schedule,” said Teeter. “We will have a young team, but we’re encouraged by the way they have developed and are anxious to get the season started.” The Cardinals open their season on Feb. 8 in Evanston, Ill. with a matchup against 2018 NCAA quarterfinalist Northwestern. Two days later on Feb. 10, the Cards head to Milwaukee, Wis. to take on Marquette before concluding the three-game stretch of road games to open the season at 2018 NCAA Tournament qualifier Denver on Feb. 16. Story Links The leading returnee is sophomore midfielder Caroline Blalock. Blalock was named Second Team All-ACC a year ago after leading the team with 43 goals, 55 points and 24 caused turnovers.last_img read more

Cards Hold Off Saint Louis for a 10 Win

first_imgKouzelos had a pair of saves and Ekic led the team with three shots. Louisville finished with an 11-7 shot advantage and edged Saint Louis 5-2 in corners. The Cardinals held a 56-44 advantage in possession over the Billikens.  Live Stats Matchup History Watch Live Full Schedule Roster Brooklynn Rivers and Gabby Kouzelos Postgame The Cardinals used a strong defense to hold the Billikens to only two shots in the first 45 minutes. Offensively, the Cardinals had four shots on goal but could not get the ball past SLU’s Mary Niehaus, who finished the game with six saves.  Despite a number of close chances through the remainder of the second half, the Saint Louis defense was able to keep the Cardinals from doubling their lead. The Cardinals will continue a seven-game home stretch on Sunday, Sept. 1 as they welcome Eastern Michigan to Lynn Stadium at 7:30 p.m. Print Friendly Version ACCNX At the end of the first half, Louisville held a 7-2 shot advantage while both teams finished with two corner kicks.  Neihaus finished with four saves in the half while Gabby Kouzelos finished with one.  Next Game: Eastern Michigan 9/1/2019 | 7:30 p.m. Karen Ferguson-Dayes Postgame Louisville came out aggressive in the second half, taking the lead in the 50th minute. With a pair of clean passes from Niamh Nelson and Emina Ekic, Rivers buried a shot into the bottom left corner of the far post to put the Cardinals up 1-0. PDF Box Score Story Links LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville women’s soccer team outlasted Saint Louis on Thursday night at Lynn Stadium after a lone goal scored by senior Brooklynn Rivers. With the win, the Cardinals improve to 3-0 on the season while the Billikens fall to 1-2. Game Highlights last_img read more

EU Approves Revamped Copyright Rules Which Would Force Internet Companies to Proactively

first_imgThe final wording of the EU’s overhauled copyright rules includes the controversial Article 13, which would require internet platforms like YouTube and Facebook to proactively block uploads of copyrighted material. The provision has been supported by European producers and the music industry.Article 13 would require internet services with at least 5 million average monthly users to “demonstrate that they have made best efforts” to prevent the upload of content flagged as copyright-protected by rights holders, per the final text of the rules. When there are no licensing agreements between an internet platform and right holders, the platforms will need to make best efforts to obtain an authorization. The “best efforts” verbiage had been criticized by European film and TV groups as too lax.The intent of Article 13 is to let creators and actors in entertainment space “have more control over the use of their content uploaded by users on these platforms and be remunerated for it,” according to the EU. The proposed rules protect individual users’ fair use of copyrighted material, for example, in memes or parodies; also, students and teachers will be able to use copyrighted materials in online courses.In addition, under Article 11 of the new copyright code, European news outlets will receive a new right to “facilitate the way they negotiate how their content is reused on online platforms.”Google and YouTube have been staunchly opposed to the new EU regs, arguing that they will lead to unintended consequences that stifle expression.In an initial statement, YouTube said: “Copyright reform needs to benefit everyone — including European creators and consumers, small publishers and platforms. We’ll be studying the final text of the EU copyright directive and it will take some time to determine next steps. The details will matter, so we welcome the chance to continue conversations across Europe.” Popular on Variety European Union negotiators agreed Wednesday on codified language in a new set of sweeping copyright-reform rules — including a provision that would mandate YouTube and other internet platforms block copyrighted material when it’s uploaded. YouTube in particular has been particularly vigorous in opposing the proposed changes to the laws.The finalized text of the rules must next be formally confirmed by the European Parliament, which holds elections this May, as well as the Council of the EU. After that, the EU’s member states will have 24 months to adopt the new rules into their national legislation.“To finally have modern copyright rules for the whole of EU is a major achievement that was long overdue,” European Commission VP for the digital single market Andrus Ansip said in a statement released Wednesday. “The negotiations were difficult, but what counts in the end is that we have a fair and balanced result that is fit for a digital Europe: the freedoms and rights enjoyed by internet users today will be enhanced, our creators will be better remunerated for their work, and the internet economy will have clearer rules for operating and thriving.” ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Article 13 “threatens the livelihoods of so many creators in Europe and around the world,” YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki wrote in a blog post last week. Presumably, Google and YouTube’s lobbying efforts will now shift to focus on members of the European Parliament to vote down the rules.In September 2016, the European Commission proposed to modernize the two-decades-old EU copyright rules in order “for European culture to flourish and circulate.” In December 2018, EU co-legislators agreed on new rules to make it easier for European broadcasters to make certain programming available on their live TV or catch-up services online.last_img read more

The colour power

first_imgCelebrating the spirit of colour orange, Camera Unlimited has brought its new photography exhibition titled Tangerine Tales to the Capital. Orange colour is considered pious in many religions like saffron robes of Buddhist monks, vermilion tilak on the forehead of a sadhu, bright orange turban worn by Sikh devotees and these symbolic visuals which can be seen in every day life have been captured very creatively by the photographers.An eighth exhibition in the series, this is an effort to blend the work of established as well as upcoming photographers, showcasing their talents on a common platform. The exhibition features photographs by Ahmed Firoz, Ambika Sethi, Dinesh Sethi, Krishan Sharma, Lubna Sen, Marta Martinez, Nitin Arjun, Rajesh Ramakrishnan, Rohit Kumar, Shilpi Choudhuri, Shivani Punia and Shoba Jolly. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Each photographers has interpreted the theme in a different manner. From a peeling orange wall depicting disturbed calmness to the explosion of vibrant expressions and colours of festival Holi, from abstracts in still life to surreal frames in motion, sunrise to sunset, the contradictions in the photographs may be obvious yet they all are tied by the common thread of colour – orange.The colour orange means different things to each of us. For some it may be the burst of energy, the passion of a glowing fire, while some associate it with the calmness of a sadhu’s robe and symbol of the autumn leaves. All the photographs on display are printed on Canvas and are framed in an identical manner which ensures that each of the artwork stands out and mark it’s impression on visitors.When: Till 24 NovemberWhere: Arpana Caur Academy of Fine Arts & Literaturelast_img read more

Poetic sensibilities

first_imgCombining the dexterity of a lensman and sensibility of a poet, a leading Indian writer-photographer is set to crackle the art scene in the national capital by holding a solo photography show Ephemera that takes the audience into the deep recesses of the mountains and life of the people through a tapestry of haunting images. Delhi-based artist-author Kishore Thukral’s week-long exhibition, beginning January 14 at India Habitat Centre, features 73 sparkling photos, focusing on the transient nature of life shot through diverse geographies – from Ladakh to Nepal, from Mauritius to Japan, from Spiti to Cambodia. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’So there are pictures of brooding mountains, expansive deserts and gurgling rivers on the one hand and of urban chaos expressed through images of fishing nets (Cambodia) and the rail transit line (Tokyo), on the other. The uniqueness of the exhibition lies in Thukral’s pioneering attempt to probe the timeless bond of man-mountain-water and beyond through two different mediums — camera and poetry. For Ephemera is the title not only of the photo exhibition but also first book of his that combines pictures with verse.    Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix“This relationship (man, mountain and water) commenced millennia ago. It will endure till our planet survives. Their Survival will be our Survival,” says the artist, who has trekked, photographed and researched extensively in the western Himalayas, especially in the Spiti Valley.The pictures – all in colour — focus on the entrancing nature on the one hand and the toil and turmoil of human beings in an urban milieu – with an underlying message that they are all ‘ephemera’. “In this Cosmos of Eternity, what am I but mere Ephemera!” observes the poet-artist. Celebrated art historian, curator and cultural theorist Alka Pande has curated the exhibition, which will be opened by well-known music composer Shantanu Moitra.On the occasion, renowned actress-writer-painter-photographer Deepti Naval will release the book, Ephemera, which sums up Thukral’s belief, imbibed through the Buddhist philosophy, that impermanence is the only permanent thing in life. We may yearn for immortality, but ‘ephemera’ is our unalterable destiny.   In her foreword to the book, Deepti Naval writes: “His (Kishore) journey has taken him to remote niches in the mountains, and to a whole new universe en route…the camera has become an inseparable part of Kishore. I have seen him use it instinctually, like an artist handling his brush. Understandably, his photography is intuitive, not laboured…. Going through his book it becomes difficult to say whether it is his image or his words that are more evocative.” The 198-page book has 171 photos in total, capturing the various moods of the mountains and life of the people. “My poetry reflects the frustration and longing of inhabitants of the ersatz world of our cities,” he says.  Thukral has to his credit a number of photography exhibitions and illustrated lectures on Spiti, Dangkhar and Vajrayana Buddhist art. His photographs have appeared in books, magazines and calendars, including the 2011 calendar on Buddha brought out by India Post, Government of India. He has also the credit of compiling and editing Sharanam Gachhami: an Album of Awakening (Full Circle) in 2011, a coffee-table book of photographic interpretation on Buddhist principles, shot by 20 photographers from different parts of the world, including Richard Gere, Steve McCurry, Raghu Rai and Deepti Naval. His other works include The Chronicler’s Daughter (2002), a novel. He is currently working on a handbook on Himalayan and Tibetan Buddhist iconography. He has also translated and written several songs, including the theme song for the award winning film I am Kalam.When: January 14 to 20  Where: India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Roadlast_img read more

The Bengal affair

first_imgThe magic of hand-crafted and hand-woven marvels of rural Bengal cast its spell on the connoisseurs of the capital at Banga Utsav 2015, which was held from April 18 to 21 at Dilli Haat.  Heralding the advent of the Bengali New Year or Nabo Barsho, the week-long exposition, organized by the Office of the Resident Commissioner, West Bengal, in collaboration with socio-cultural organization banglanatak dot com, was inaugurated in the gracious presence of Bhaskar Khulbe, Additional Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office, Atanu Purkayastha, Additional Chief Secretary, Government of West Bengal, R D Meena, Principal Resident Commissioner, Government of West Bengal and Puneet K Goel, Commissioner, South Delhi Municipal Corporation. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Bengali New Year is celebrated on 14 April in the Bangladesh and 15 April in the Indian state of West Bengal by the Bengali people and also by minor Bengali communities in other Indian states, including Assam, Tripura, Jharkhand and Orrisa. Some of the highlights of the exhibition were, the display and sale of ethnic Bengal handloom products, the beautiful Baluchari and hand-printed batik sarees and exquisite handicrafted items such as mats, wooden dolls and masks, embossed leather goods, clay models, dokra craft and terracotta costume jewellery.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixPromotion of community-led and managed Rural Craft Hubs are being developed in ten locations across Bengal targeting revitalization of traditional crafts, capacity building, infrastructure, technology and marketing support to craft persons and encouraging diversification efforts to ensure better financial returns for their creations. Presentation of mesmerizing folk music tradition of Bengal were showcased in the evenings of  April 18 and 19, bringing performers of Bhatiyali and Bhawaiya songs at the amphitheatre of Dilli Haat created an ambience of celebration, colour and rhythm.The Office of the Resident Commissioner, West Bengal, organised handicrafts and handloom fairs at Delhi at regular intervals for the last few years with an objective to provide a national platform to rural artisans and weavers from the state. The endevour was a part of that continuing initiative which has received wide acclaim and encouragement from the citizens of Delhi so far.last_img read more

Puducherry scam case CID recovers 2 new SUVs from city

first_imgKolkata: In a major development in the investigation of the fraud case lodged at Puducherry in which the state Criminal Investigation Department (CID) had arrested a person on Saturday, the state investigating agency on Monday recovered two new SUVs from the city.”The two vehicles were brought to the city to carry cheated money. They have not been registered yet,” a senior CID official said.It may be mentioned that CID had arrested one Shyam Maitra from near a five-star hotel on EM Bypass on Saturday. He had posed as the AGM of SAIL on a marketing business web portal and used to ask customers to buy its products and send money to his account through RTGS. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIn the course of investigation, the CID sleuths have found that Maitra had impersonated Bholanath Biswas, AGM Marketing of SAIL.A complaint was lodged with the Puducherry police in this regard and following it, they called up Additional Director General (ADG) CID, seeking assistance in this regard as they learnt through their source network that Maitra had taken shelter in Kolkata.It has been learnt that M/S Pasupati Engineering of Puducherry had placed an order for 35 MT of steel, but the accused had informed them that SAIL does not supply less than 100 MT of steel. Eventually, the victim had made a payment of Rs 58,32,000 through RTGS. The case was registered in Puducherry on July 26. The complaint was lodged by Prashant Banshal, the owner of the company.The arrested person is a resident of Sukantapalli in Durgapur. He had been in the business of duping people by various means since 2014.Preliminary investigation has revealed that he had cheated a number of people to the tune of a few crores.last_img read more

NFL starters dont usually play much in the first

first_imgNFL starters don’t usually play much in the first preseason game of the year, but then again, this is not your usual preseason.The Arizona Cardinals will take the field in Oakland Thursday, just one week after the entire team — including new QB Kevin Kolb — began practicing in Flagstaff.That’s why the signal caller, and some other starters, will likely see extended playing time in the game. “I think it’s going to be, obviously, individualized by position,” Cardinals analyst Ron Wolfley said on Sports 620 KTAR’s Doug and Wolf show Thursday. “I think we’re going to see a lot more of Kevin Kolb — that’s not a big secret.“Coach Whisenhunt has already intimated that he’s going to pay more than the typical starter would in the first preseason game.” Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’center_img Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Top Stories Comments   Share   last_img read more

TDF Media Services has launched its new overthet

first_imgTDF Media Services has launched its new over-the-top platform at IBC, enabling its customers to go multiscreen.TDF said it has deployed a 24/7 fully-monitored OTT platform with full redundancy and high SLA commitment, to provide broadcast quality over broadband.The end-to-end solution allows customers to manage media across screens, live and on-demand and enables encoding, DRM encryption, metadata processing and delivery through its own CDN. It can also provide back-office tools for the management and monitoring of video-on-demand stores on a SaaS mode.“Whether they are broadcasters, content owners, VOD operators or Internet service providers, customers rely on TDF Media Services to manage all the complexity of their linear and on-demand workflows,” the firm said.TDF Media Services already provides OTT services to firms including HBO Nordics, Film2Home and Canal+.last_img read more

•  Switching gears a nuclear deal with Iran could

first_img •  Switching gears, a nuclear deal with Iran could send oil prices lower… Iran and six world powers (the US, the UK, Germany, China, France, and Russia) are trying to resolve a 12-year dispute over Iran’s nuclear program. The deal on the table would allow Iran to enrich uranium for power generation only. The US and its allies don’t want Iran to build a nuclear bomb. The two sides have been negotiating for almost two years. They were hoping to reach a deal by today, but now the BBC reports that negotiations will likely continue over the weekend. Reuters says a deal “could be the biggest milestone in decades towards easing hostility between Iran and the United States.” A deal could also cause oil prices to drop… Right now, Iran is under strict sanctions. The United Nations won’t let countries sell weapons to Iran. And the European Union won’t buy oil or natural gas from Iran. As a result, Iran’s oil exports have fallen from 2.2 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2011 to just 1.2 million bpd today. In January 2013, Iran’s oil minister said oil sanctions were costing his country between $4 and $8 billion per month. Iranian officials say oil exports could nearly double, to 2.3 million bpd, if the two sides agree on a nuclear deal and the US and its allies lift the sanctions. Iran is the sixth-biggest producer of oil in the world, and it has the fourth-largest oil reserves. If it doubles its exports, it will add over 1 million bpd to an already oversupplied market. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), a cartel of 12 oil-producing countries that includes Iran, is already producing 31.28 million bpd. That’s its highest rate of production since August 2012. The price of oil is down 49% since June 2014 and 12% in just the last month. •  Back in the US, a huge company is raising prices… Starbucks (SBUX), the largest coffee chain in the US, just announced it will raise prices on most of its drinks by 5 to 20 cents. Starbucks isn’t raising prices because coffee is getting more expensive. The price of coffee beans has dropped 44% since last October. Instead, it’s increasing prices to pay for rising wages and rent prices. And it’s not the only big company dealing with rising costs… Walmart, the world’s largest private employer, announced in February that it would give raises to 500,000 of its lowest-paid employees. T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, and Gap are also planning similar wage hikes. For now, rising wages aren’t causing prices to rise much. The Consumer Price Index (CPI), a government measure of inflation, showed a 0% inflation rate in May. But we prefer to use data from the Billion Prices Project (BPP) to measure inflation. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management created the BPP. It collects the prices of 5 million items sold by hundreds of retailers in order to estimate inflation. Right now, the BPP also says inflation is low. This chart compares the CPI to the PriceStats Inflation Gauge, an inflation index calculated using data from the BPP: Are US ATMs Next to Fail? It’s more likely than you think. Economist reveals stunning evidence… Read more At 11:32 a.m. ET on Wednesday, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) broke. The NYSE is the largest stock exchange in the world. Investors couldn’t buy or sell stocks on the NYSE for nearly four hours. Trading resumed at 3:10 p.m. The NYSE’s management blamed a technical glitch. It assured investors that the outage wasn’t due to a cyberattack on NYSE computers. It was the worst malfunction of a major stock exchange since the “Flash Freeze” of 2013, when stocks stopped trading on the Nasdaq for over three hours. •  The NYSE outage added to a crazy week… Earlier this week, we told you that the Shanghai stock market had plummeted 28% since June 12. It was the worst crash in Chinese stocks in two decades. We also showed you how Chinese stocks are extremely volatile. They go through huge booms and huge busts. On Thursday, Chinese stocks switched from bust to boom. After dropping a stunning 19% in one week, the Shanghai soared 11% on Thursday and Friday… its biggest two-day rally since September 2008 during the global financial crisis. We’re not impressed. We pointed out yesterday that the Chinese government has halted trading on 51% of all mainland Chinese stocks. A rally in a market where investors can’t sell 51% of stocks is totally meaningless. – According to both the CPI and BPP, prices only rose by about 0.2% from May 2014 to May 2015. When we do get meaningful inflation, it’ll likely show up in the BPP before it does in the CPI. We’ll be watching both… and we’ll tell you when we start to see inflation.center_img This could wipe out MILLIONS of Americans If you hold any of your savings in the U.S. dollar or you own any assets priced in our currency (like stocks or bonds), then you absolutely must see this urgent warning now. Recommended Links —last_img read more