The ministry of social justice and empowerment is in the final phase of setting-up old age homes with five-star facilities in the city for non-resident Indians. Related Items
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Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram notched up a superb straight-game win over Estonia’s Raul Must in the final to defend his men’s singles title at the Dutch Open Grand Prix on Sunday.Just three weeks after reaching his maiden Super Series final at Korea Open, Jayaram continued his rampaging run as he defeated sixth seed and World No.48 Raul 21-12, 21-18 in a 34-minute lop-sided match.The 28-year-old Mumbai-born shuttler had lost to Raul way back in 2010 Austrian International Challenge but a lot has happened ever since as Jayaram dished out a dominating show to walk away with the title without much ado.In the opening game, World No. 26 Jayaram opened up a 4-0 lead early on and didn’t allow Raul to come anywhere near him as he extended his lead and eventually earned the bragging rights.Raul, who had ended the run of another Indian RMV Gurusaidutt in the quarterfinals, showed signs of recovery in the second game when he turned the tables on Jayaram at 6-5 at the Topsportcentrum.But the Indian quickly clawed back and broke off at 7-7 to keep his nose ahead even though Raul kept breathing down his neck. Jayaram, who is coached by Tom John at Bangalore, grabbed two match points first and then slammed the door on Must to clinch a deserving win.Jayaram had won the Dutch Open, his maiden title last year. This is the second title of his career.”It is a good result. The way he has made a comeback from injury and then to reach back to back finals at Korea and win at Dutch is commendable. I hope it gives him the confidence in the next events,” Chief Coach Pullela Gopichand said.advertisement”He always had the game and it is a matter of confidence. So it is a very good win and I wish him all the best.”Asked if Jayaram has a chance of qualifying for Olympics, Gopichand said: “Yes, definitely. These are early days and I think if he can continue his form, good things can happen.”Talking about the level of competition in Indian badminton, Gopichand said: “It is really goods. I am happy with the way things are going. A lot of players are doing well. Infact Manu and Sumeeth also reached the finals and I hope they win the title.”Also, there are juniors such as Krishna Prasad Garaga and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy who won the Asia U17 & U15 Junior Championships in boys doubles. So overall, many good things happening and it is important to set the bar even higher now.” read more
Brazil 2 Croatia 0: Neymar makes decisive return Joe Wright Last updated 1 year ago 23:58 6/3/18 Getty Images In his first appearance since February 25, Neymar scored a superb goal to help Brazil see off Croatia. Neymar scored a superb opening goal in his first match since February as Brazil defeated Croatia 2-0 at Anfield on Sunday.The Paris Saint-Germain star came on at half-time and blasted home in front of the Kop with 69 minutes gone, four years on from his double against the same opponents at the 2014 World Cup, before Roberto Firmino added a late second.Neymar’s strike was a rare moment of quality in a match in which both sets of players seemed eager to keep injury risks to a minimum, with less than two weeks to go until the start of this year’s World Cup finals. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Brazil head to Russia as one of the favourites but this was a largely flat display, despite Tite choosing to start Gabriel Jesus, Willian and Philippe Coutinho, making his first appearance at the stadium since leaving Liverpool for Barcelona in January.Indeed, Croatia had arguably the better of the chances before Neymar produced his moment of magic, collecting Coutinho’s pass and dancing into space before finishing from close range in his first appearance since surgery on a broken foot.Firmino struck in the dying seconds to cap a successful outing for Brazil, who face just one more friendly with Austria next Sunday before their World Cup opener against Switzerland on June 17.23 – For his return from injury, Neymar has scored only 23 minutes & 33 seconds after coming off the bench with Brazil v Croatia. Playstation. pic.twitter.com/W2U1oAbBD1— OptaJean (@OptaJean) June 3, 2018Brazil, in their first visit to Merseyside since 1995, started on the front foot but almost fell behind 14 minutes in when Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren headed a corner inches wide.Andrej Kramaric caught Thiago Silva with a careless high foot and almost capitalised on the centre-back’s struggle to shake off the knock, robbing him of possession before shooting straight at Alisson.There were three bookings in a surprisingly feisty first half and Neymar’s first involvement off the bench saw him side-step a potentially painful lunge from Lovren, who was trying to halt his run.Brazil were finding it hard to fashion chances despite having close to 69 per cent of the ball, with Alisson again forced into action to parry Ante Rebic’s header, as both coaches took the opportunity to make further changes to their sides.That was until Tite’s men suddenly exploded into life 69 minutes in. Willian found Coutinho in space, he slid the ball to Neymar and the PSG man did the rest, facing up to Sime Vrsaljko before cutting onto his right foot and blasting high into the net.Coutinho earned a warm reception from the Anfield crowd as he was replaced late on by Fred, who has been tipped to complete a move to Manchester United in the coming days.It was a current Liverpool hero who sealed a stylish end to the match, though, Firmino chesting down Casemiro’s flighted pass before lifting a neat finish over Danijel Subasic with practically the last kick of the game. read more read more
PSL 2019: Hasan Ali shines as Peshawar Zalmi thrash Lahore QalandarsPSL 2019: Hasan Ali bagged four wickets to help Peshawar Zalmi thrash Lahore Qalandars by 7 wickets. Earlier, Shane Watson hit an unbeaten 81 to power Quetta Gladiators to a seven-wicket victory over Islamabad United.advertisement India Today Web Desk DubaiFebruary 18, 2019UPDATED: February 18, 2019 10:30 IST Hasan Ali celebrates with teammates (Photo tweeted by @thePSLt20)HIGHLIGHTSPeshawar Zalmi beat Lahore Qalandars by 7 wickets in the Pakistan Super LeagueQuetta Gladiators beat Islamabad United by 7 wicketsHasan Ali and Shane Watson get man-of-the-match awardsHasan Ali ran through the Lahore Qalandars batting line-up to set up a seven-wicket victory for Peshawar Zalmi in the 2019 Pakistan Super League on Sunday night.Earlier in the first match of the day, Shane Watson blasted an unbeaten 81 to power Quetta Gladiators to a seven-wicket victory over Islamabad United at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.Put into bat, Lahore Qalandars were bundled out for a paltry 78 thanks to Hasan Ali impressive bowling performance in the game. Hasan finished with four for 15 while he was ably supported by Wahab Riaz (3 for 17) and Ibtisam Sheikh (2 for 14).In reply, Peshawar Zalmi also had a disastrous start when they were left reeling at 6 for 2 in the second over.But Umar Amin had other ideas as he single-handedly anchored his side with an unbeaten 61 off 39 balls and took them over the line with seven wickets in hand and 59 balls to spare.In the first match, Quetta Gladiators chased down a 158-run target.Asked to bat first, Islamabad United were restricted to 157 for 8 thanks to Sohail Tanvir’s four-wicket haul and Fawad Ahmed’s three wickets.Quetta Gladiators were jolted early when they lost Ahmed Shehzad early in the third over and then Rilee Rossouw in the fifth over.Opener Shane Watson then joined forces with Umar Akmal (44) to add 62 runs for the third wicket to revive Quetta Gladiators.Captain Sarfraz Ahmed then put on an unbroken 67-run partnership with Watson to take his side home.Also Read | PCB reacts after CCI removes Imran Khan posters: Will take this up with ICC and BCCIAlso Watch:advertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels read more
Chinese builder Yangzijiang Shipbuilding secured up to USD 578 million worth of new shipbuilder contract during May 2018.The company said that it signed nine effective orders during the month, under which it was hired to construct five 12,000 TEU containerships, two 208,000 dwt and another two 82,000 dwt bulk carriers.Yangzijiang Shipbuilding informed that the total of nine new effective contracts secured are scheduled for deliveries in year 2020 to 2021.These orders are not expected to have any significant impact on the earnings of the group for the financial year ending December 31, 2018.So far this year, the shipbuilder secured a total of eighteen effective contracts with an aggregate contract value of USD 846 million.
Kolkata: A television actor was allegedly molested by a biker while she was going to a cafe on Sunday evening. The incident occurred near Bijoygarh area under Jadavpur police station. The actor has narrated the entire incident by posting a video on her Facebook page.According to her complaint, she had returned from a shoot late in the afternoon and after taking rest for a while at her residence, she was going to a café when a person riding a motorcycle passed by her and allegedly touched her private parts. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaShe immediately raised a cry but the offender managed to flee. She has stated that the youth was wearing a white t-shirt with green stripes, while the colour of the motorcycle was black with red stripes. The victim, however, has not been able to inform the police about the exact number of the motorcycle. The actor is presently acting in a popular TV serial named Mahapith Tarapith, which is aired on a Bengali entertainment channel. She further said that some local youths rushed to her aid soon after she raised a cry and took her to Jadavpur police station, where she lodged an official complaint. “We have started an investigation and have already fixed up 250 such motorcycles on the basis of the description of colour provided by the complainant. We hope to fix up the offender soon,” said Murlidhar Sharma, Joint Commissioner (Crime), Kolkata Police. read more
The Venture, Chivas Regal’s global search for the world’s most promising social entrepreneurs, rewarded all five finalists the remaining share of the $1m fund at the final pitch event on Friday evening.James Corden, Adrian Grenier and Oscar Isaac at The VentureCredit/Copyright: Alison YinThe announcement came after the five finalists pitched the potential of their start-up to create transformative social change to an expert judging panel that included actor and social entrepreneur Adrian Grenier. Algramo from Chile was awarded the largest share of the fund, receiving $300,000 to further develop the pioneering food distribution enterprise.The Venture Final 5 and JudgesCredit/Copyright: Alison YinOther finalists to come away with funding on the night included Chipsafer ($150,000) from Uruguay who use innovative tracking devices to transform the way farmers look after their livestock; SenSprout ($150,000) from Japan who aim to make farming more efficient using a wireless field-monitoring system; Lumkani ($75,000) from South Africa, a company that uses technology to decrease the risk of devastating fires in informal settlements, and Diseclar ($75,000) from Colombia who turn waste materials into stylish furniture.Adrian Grenier and Pernod Ricard Chairman and CEO Alexandre RicardCredit/Copyright: Alison YinThe Venture – which saw more than a thousand social entrepreneurs apply for $1 million in funding – culminated at The Final Pitch event at The Herbst Pavilion, San Francisco in front of a large audience. The evening was hosted by the Late Late Show presenter, James Corden who applauded all five of the social entrepreneurs who pitched for their commitment to using business as a force for good.Adrian Grenier at The VentureCredit/Copyright: Alison YinThe Final Pitch event was attended by a range of high profile entrepreneurs and business leaders from Silicon Valley and beyond. Also in the audience was Golden Globe nominated actor Oscar Isaac who starred in Chivas Regal’s Win The Right Way film, which helped launch The Venture by issuing a challenge to aspiring social entrepreneurs and the world at large to re-frame their meaning of success.The judging panel which included Adrian Grenier, Sonal Shah, Alex Ricard and Morgan Clendaniel, assessed each business based on their ability to create sustainable change through a viable business model and potential to scale. To find out more about the winners and the other finalists who took part in The Venture visit www.theventure.com.Adrian Grenier congratulated each of the winners on the night: “Social entrepreneurship challenges society to reimagine what is possible and inspires us to create a better future and a better world. All of The Venture finalists tonight challenged us to imagine how business could transform a problem into an opportunity. They are all very deserving of support and show why it’s important for initiatives like The Venture to exist, to inspire as many brilliant minds from around the world as possible and to contribute to using business as a force for good.”Speaking on behalf of the finalists Jose Manuel Moller Dominguez from Algramo added: “What a night! I can’t believe I’ve received $300,000 in funding from Chivas – it’s truly life changing for me. The money will enable me to scale the business and really take it to the next level. I’m truly grateful for this experience and can’t wait to apply everything I’ve learnt since being in San Francisco.”Pernod Ricard’s Chairman and CEO, and The Venture judge, Alex Ricard, expressed his and the brand’s commitment to the world of social entrepreneurship, and congratulated the winner: “All five of the social entrepreneurs who pitched for funding tonight have founded innovative and inspiring social enterprises, each providing sustainable solutions for different issues. Ultimately Jose from Algramo demonstrated a concrete proof of concept and really convinced us that The Venture funding could deliver tremendous transformative change for their business. We’re extremely proud of the first year of The Venture and Chivas is looking forward to continuing this legacy in years to come.”Social entrepreneurs from across the world are invited to apply for $1 million in funding as The Venture Year 2 kicks off from 10th August 2015, visit www.theventure.com for further details. read more
Thiruvananthapuram: Congress leader Sashi Tharoor Monday suffered head injuries when the hook of a weighing scale came off and its iron panel hit his head while performing ‘thulabharam’ ritual at a temple here.According to party sources, Tharoor, who is aiming for a hat-trick from Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha constituency, sustained injuries on his head, which required six stitches. The 63-year old MP also suffered a minor leg injury in the incident which occurred at a Devi temple here. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM”Thulabharam’ is a Hindu ritual in which a person is weighed against a commodity such as flowers, grains, fruits and similar articles in temples and the equal value or quantity is offered as donation. Monday being the Malayalam new year day (‘Vishu’), Tharoor performed the ritual by offering sugar equal to his weight in the morning before embarking on his poll campaign. He was accompanied by his family members and party leaders and workers, including MLA, V S Sivakumar. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KWhile he was sitting on one of the pans of the weighing scale, the hook came off and its iron panel fell on his head, the party sources added. “Thulabharam was over by that time. The accident happened when Tharoor, sitting in the weighing scale, was waiting to see the ‘deeparadhana’ (aarti) being performed at the sanctum sanctorum,” Sivakumar later told reporters. The iron panel of the weighing scale came down and hit his head,” Sivakumar added. Tharoor was given first aid at the government general hospital here and then taken to the Trivandrum Medical College for detailed examination, party sources said. Television channels showed the former union minister getting into a car with a bandaged head and waving to onlookers wearing a blood-stained kurta. A Medical College source told PTI that Tharoor is “keeping well” and his condition is “stable”. “He is under observation.. he has no other serious health issues. But due to the flow of visitors, he has been shifted to ICU now from the observation ward,” the official said adding that the MP has to undergo a repeat scan. read more
Mr. Annan, who was flying from London to Scotland at the time of the deadly attacks to attend the G8 summit of industrialized nations, issued a statement stressing the importance of combating poverty and climate change in the meeting’s agenda.At UN Headquarters in New York, the Security Council held a formal meeting and unanimously adopted a resolution calling on all states “to cooperate actively in efforts to find and bring to justice the perpetrators, organizers and sponsors of these barbaric acts.” It expressed “its utmost determination” to combat terrorism and Council President for July, Ambassador Adamantios Vassilakis of Greece, said afterwards in a statement to the press that those responsible for “these horrendous acts” will be brought to justice and punished.In his statement, Mr. Annan declared: “Today, the world stands shoulder to shoulder with the British people, who with others around the world had mobilized so powerfully against poverty and climate change ahead of the Group of Eight summit, and who, I am sure, will confront this ordeal with the same spirit, courage and determination.”I look to the Group of Eight, in their deliberations over the next few days, to show themselves equal to that resolve. Let us not allow the violence perpetrated by a few to deflect us from addressing the aspirations of billions of our fellow men and women who are demanding change.”Expressing his condolences to those who lost loved ones, were hurt or traumatized by this tragedy, Mr. Annan added: “I grieve with all Londoners at the wounds that have been inflicted on this wonderful city – this city that is home to people from so many countries and cultures – and express my solidarity with the Government and people of the United Kingdom in this hour of trial.”Earlier the UN joined other summit participants in condemning the “barbaric attacks” and declaring a united resolve to fight terrorism until victory.”We are united in our resolve to confront and defeat this terrorism that is an attack, not on one nation, but on all nations and on civilized people everywhere,” said a statement issued in the name of all G8 participants, as well as the leaders of Brazil, South Africa, Mexico, India and China, and the heads of the UN, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the World Bank.”We will not allow violence to change our societies or our values. Nor will we allow it to disrupt the work of this Summit. We will continue our deliberations in the interests of a better world,” it declared. “Here at Gleneagles, the world’s leaders are striving to combat world poverty and save and improve lives. The perpetrators of today’s attacks are intent on destroying them.””The terrorists will not succeed.””Today’s bombings will not weaken in any way our resolve to uphold the most deeply held principles of our societies and to defeat those who would impose their fanaticism and extremism on us. We shall prevail. They shall not,” the statement concluded.In Paris the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) added its voice to the chorus of condemnation. “The attacks perpetrated in London are outrageous,” UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura said.”Just as attention was focused on London because of news about the Olympic Games, which embody the values of understanding and fraternity, the city fell victim to a heinous act that nothing can justify.” read more
THE UNITED STATES has branded reports it spied on millions of French citizens as inaccurate – but the newspaper behind them said today it was sticking by a story which has caused a diplomatic ruckus between the allies.The latest revelations to emerge from leaks by former US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden have also strained US relations with its neighbour Mexico, which said it would investigate allegations US intelligence had hacked into the emails of President Enrique Pena Nieto and his predecessor.French daily Le Monde said it stood by its report that millions of phone calls in France were monitored by the NSA and published what it described as an NSA document showing a daily breakdown of the alleged snooping.The paper was responding to a statement by James Clapper, the US Director of National Intelligence.Clapper said Le Monde’s report contained “inaccurate and misleading” information about America’s foreign intelligence activities and that a specific claim 70 million phone calls had been monitored between December 10, 2012 and January 8 of this year was false.Clapper made no mention of Le Monde’s report that the US spied on several French embassies around the world, most notably its missions in Washington and at the United Nations in New York.“While we are not going to discuss the details of our activities, we have repeatedly made it clear that the United States gathers intelligence of the type gathered by all nations,” Clapper said. The US collects intelligence to protect the nation, its interests, and its allies from, among other things, threats such as terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.ProbePena Nieto meanwhile ordered an “exhaustive” probe into claims that the NSA hacked his emails while he was running for office last year, as well as the messages of predecessor Felipe Calderon while in office.The Mexican investigation will look into whether such spying indeed took place and if any local officials were complicit, said Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong.Since Pena Nieto took office in December, Mexico has “revised and strengthened” the security of the president’s voice and computer communications, he added.The allegations that Calderon was spied on from May 2010 were reported by German weekly Der Spiegel on Sunday after a similar report by US journalist Glenn Greenwald last month that Pena Nieto had been targeted by the NSA.The Mexican leader has said that US President Barack Obama pledged to launch an investigation into the alleged spying on his emails.Foreign Minister Jose Antonio Meade said he would summon the US ambassador over the latest claims and called the American response so far “unacceptable”.Angry alliesSimilar protests have been made by France but officials acknowledge there is little more they can do.The Socialist government has ruled out any concrete reprisals and the United States has also sought to smooth over an issue which has damaged relations with a number of countries, most notably Brazil.Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was due to visit the US this month but the visit was called off in protest at the interception of communications from and to her office, as well as in embassies and the offices of oil giant Petrobras.As part of the efforts to appease angry allies, Obama has already initiated a review of how America gathers intelligence with a view to addressing concerns over citizens’ right to privacy, US officials say.They have also emphasised that intelligence acquired from phone monitoring can benefit all of Washington’s allies in fighting terrorism, drugs trafficking and other organised crime.Le Monde however has claimed that the monitoring of phone calls in France extended beyond possible terrorism suspects to include business and political figures.French President Francois Hollande’s spokeswoman Najat Vallaud-Belkacem said Wednesday that Paris and Washington had agreed to work on new “bilateral cooperation between the French and American intelligence agencies” in the wake of the scandal.- © AFP, 2013Read: Hollande tells Obama of ‘deep disapproval’ over US spying > read more
Fukushima : en France, les retombées ont été “très faibles”L’Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire (IRSN) a publié une étude sur les retombées radioactives en France suite à la catastrophe de Fukushima. Le rapport se veut très rassurant, affirmant que les Français n’ont couru aucun danger sanitaire ou environnemental depuis le 11 mars dernier.Depuis le 11 mars dernier, date à laquelle le Japon a été frappé par un séisme et un tsunami dévastateurs, l’IRSN mène des analyses pour évaluer les risques radiologiques de la catastrophe de Fukushima. Dans un communiqué publié sur son site Internet, l’Institut affirme que les concentrations d’éléments radioactifs émis par de la centrale nucléaire ont été détectées à des niveaux “très faibles” en France métropolitaine comme en outre-mer. “Aucune trace de radionucléides imputables à l’accident de Fukushima n’a été décelée avant le 24 mars”, note l’IRSN, indiquant avoir observé une tendance à la baisse depuis la mi-avril. Les concentrations en iode 131 auraient progressivement diminué au point d’être difficilement détectables à partir de début mai, tandis que le césium 137 restait mesurable dans l’air, mais à des concentrations extrêmement faibles.Selon l’IRSN, les rejets radioactifs de la centrale de Fukushima n’ont à aucun moment présenté en France quelque risque environnemental ou sanitaire. L’institut affirme que les concentrations détectées se situaient à des niveaux 500 à 1.000 fois inférieurs à ceux mesurés en France en mai 1986, après l’accident de Tchernobyl. Affirmant qu’il “n’est désormais plus justifié de poursuivre ce plan de surveillance renforcée”, l’IRSN explique poursuivre les analyses des données recueillies dans le cadre de cette surveillance, “afin de préciser les connaissances sur la dispersion atmosphérique et les transferts environnementaux des polluants radioactifs rejetés lors de l’accident de Fukushima”. Une étude qui sera rendue publique.Le 9 juin 2011 à 16:59 • Emmanuel Perrin read more
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan returned to Juneau and today gave his first speech as a senator to a joint session of the Alaska Legislature. The first-term Republican established an “us versus them” theme – a united Alaska up against the Obama administration.Sullivan, who ousted a Democrat in a tough race, opened with unity. He says Alaskans are one big family who survive life’s ups and downs together.“Births. Deaths. Marriages. Even elections,” he said.Sullivan made a point of seeking out a Barrow Democrat who has recovered after he fell ill on the House floor last month.“It’s great to see Rep. Ben Nageak, looking as healthy as ever. Where are you Benny?”Someone told him Rep. Nageak was absent that day.“Oh no! That was my first applause line!” Sullivan quipped.He talked about his work on a veteran’s suicide bill, and going to the White House for the signing ceremony. He says Alaskans need to align interests with people of every political stripe.“Certainly one that that I’ve already started is working with both sides of the aisle on critical issues to our country, critical issues to our state. It’s something that I do on a regular basis,” he said. “In fact, Sen. Murkowski, Rep. Young and I made a little news the other night. We had a potlatch dinner at the senator’s house with the entire Hawaiian delegation – all Democrats.”But Sullivan was elected on a strong anti-Obama message, and he has stayed consistent. Sometimes, Sullivan says, interests can’t be aligned.“On some of the most critical issues facing our state and country, the administration of Barack Obama does not have our interests at heart,” he said. “This is becoming increasingly clear.”Sullivan says Alaskans want access to develop federal lands, big economic projects, and less regulation, while the administration, he says, wants the opposite.“We want a strong secure Arctic teeming with opportunity for our citizens, and protected by a strong military presence in Alaska,” he said. “They’re looking at removing thousands of our Arctic-tough soldiers.”(The Army plans to cut brigade combat teams, possibly from Alaska. The Army’s chief of staff says it’s due to the 2011 Budget Control Act, passed by Congress.)Rep. Adam Wool, a Fairbanks Democrat, says this was the first time he’d heard Sullivan speak, other than in campaign ads.“He said ‘My door is always open, I work with Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Socialists.’ But much of the speech … seemed kind of partisan,” Wool said.Rep. David Guttenberg, another Fairbanks Democrat, says he hopes Sullivan can deploy a different skill set than the one that got him elected.“To be a statesman, which is what we need to do in the U.S. Senate, is you need to build the bridges. You need to make people see that you’re relevant,” he said.Guttenberg says he was delighted to hear about the dinner with the Hawaii delegation, which he says continues an important alliance forged by the late Sen. Ted Stevens. But Guttenberg says, he also heard a lot of blame, which he says isn’t constructive.“Our guys need to be able to talk to the president no matter who he is. You need to be able to have that dialogue,” he said. “Alaska has interests that are so important, you need to not shut the door anywhere you turn. And blaming the president every time you turn around is just the nature of the very partisanship that’s gone on back there.”Sen. Lisa Murkowski made her annual speech to the legislature last month. No date has been announced yet for Congressman Don Young. read more
Miryalaguda (Nalgonda): LG Company Warangal branch manager Kola Sridhar informed that company has made available artificial intelligence-based household appliances including wifi-based refrigerators, washing machines, smart television, fans for the convenience of people.Speaking to the media on Monday, he said LG along with Bajaj Finance has been organising a six-day mela, starting from Monday, at Miryalaguda function hall in Miryalaguda to create awareness among the people on LG-wifi products. Also Read – Non-bailable warrant to Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury Advertise With Us The organisers of the mela would provide free coupons to people who visit the mela daily and one of the visitors could win Rs 4,500 worth LK-7 home theatre in a daily draw, he added. Interested persons within 15 kilometres radius of Miryalaguda town can buy the LG products in the mela through EMIs (Easy Monthly Installments) without any down payment and interest, and added that there would be surprise gifts on purchase of LG products. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us For any inquiries, interested customers can contact LG Miryalaguda branch manager Santosh on his cellphone numbers 9000228458 and 9000344322, he said. In this press meet, RR Associates manager Santosh and LG team participated. Meanwhile, Miryalaguda MLA Bhaskar Rao and Former MP Gutha Sukender Reddy who inaugurated the LG Mela expressed their pleasure over the introduction and providing ultra-modern household appliances on interest free EMIs to people of Miryalaguda. The Mela will continue till August 10. read more
In a move that is expected to be challenged in the Supreme Court, the Delhi High Court on Thursday repealed the government’s ban on 344 drugs made of fixed dose combination (FDC), providing relief to pharm manufacturers of the banned drugs.The high court’s decision to allow sales of the 344 banned FDCs comes after over six months of hearing more than 300 petitions filed by drugmakers Pfizer, Glenmark, Procter and Gamble and Cipla, which had challenged the ban.In March, the government decided to ban the drugs following the Kokate committee report which deemed them to be lacking in therapeutic efficacy.Known as cocktails of medicines, FDC drugs involve a combination of two or more pills into a single product and are used to improve patients’ compliance in complicated courses of treatment, especially for conditions such as HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. But questions regarding the motivation behind the development of such drugs, whether for scientific or commercial reasons, continue to linger.The government aimed to ban access to FDC drugs that had entered the market without receiving approvals from the national regulator, the Drug Controller General of India, but drugs of companies like Pfizer, Sun Pharma, Abbott, Macleods, Ipca, Glenmark, Lupin which even had the approval took a hit.The All India Drug Action Network (AIDAN), which backed the government, argued that since the regulatory control over the 40,000 FDC drugs in the Indian market is allegedly “illusory”, the Centre’s decision to ban some of them “was the only move”.The Indian Medical Association (IMA) had also supported the Centre’s decision and had moved a plea seeking intervention in the matter. read more
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, @StacyBrownMediaAs the government shutdown enters an unprecedented fifth week, some are calling for drastic measures to end the stalemate that has 800,000 government employees either working without pay or altogether furloughed and unable to put food on the table.In a recent column, Charles Ellison, a political strategist and host of the radio program, “Reality Check” on WURD Radio, said Congressional Republicans could help re-open the government by simply corralling enough votes in both the House and Senate to arrive at the two-thirds majority needed to override any Presidential veto of the federal budget.Terry Madonna, a professor of Public Affairs and Director of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs at Franklin and Marshall College, said there’s no basis for a lawsuit. (Photo: iStockphoto / NNPA)But Congressional Republicans – led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) — refuse to do that. McConnell claims that not only is he awaiting a deal between Congressional Democrats and the White House, but he also needs approval from the president before taking action.“Which brings to mind three questions:Why haven’t Congressional Democrats sued Congressional Republicans?Could states do that instead?Why are Members of Congress still getting paid?”“I don’t know if suing will get us anywhere in any type of manner,” said Delaware County, Pennsylvania Democratic Chair Colleen Guiney.“I’m not sure if it’s an option but Democrats in Congress have seven bills to reopen the government, but McConnell is refusing to consider any of the bills. The Senate should respect the will of the people,” Guiney said.U.S. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon (D-Pennsylvania) said she and other Democrats have worked tirelessly to find and offer solutions to reopen the government as thousands of federal employees have gone without pay and are struggling to pay their bills and feed their families.“What I fear is this administration and our Republican colleagues in the Senate have forgotten is that this is the people’s house,” Scanlon said. “We have an obligation to work for them. Refusing to uphold that commitment, that promise, is a slap in the face to the American people,” she said.Former Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Alex Charlton said his guess is that if Congressional Democrats did sue Congressional Republicans it would be the “nuclear option.”“It would significantly delay any progress towards an actual resolution,” he said.Unlike the federal government, a state-level government shutdown in Pennsylvania is unlikely because a court decision mandates that state employees must be paid as long as the state is still collecting tax revenue, Charlton added.“The Republican legislature has been diligent in ensuring that the state’s expenses do not outpace its revenue. Any increase beyond that would require tax increases, which the citizens of Pennsylvania do not want,” he said.As to why federal lawmakers continue to draw a paycheck despite the shutdown, Charlton said the salaries of U.S. senators and representatives are paid by the treasury and are set by Congress itself.“Members of Congress are paid under legislation that is separate from the appropriations bill that funds most of the government. The tax dollars that members of Congress are paid with do not come from the same budget used to pay other federal employees,” Charlton said.Terry Madonna, a professor of Public Affairs and Director of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs at Franklin and Marshall College, said there’s no basis for a lawsuit.“It’s a legislative function not a judiciary one,” Madonna said.“Folks injured by the shutdown might sue but the courts would get involved in the separation of powers doctrine. That’s been in the courts now, but a federal judge refused to rule on the charge,” he said.More pointedly, Professor Garrett Epps who’s a professor of law at the University of Baltimore, said the Constitution would not allow members of Congress to be sued for any vote or failure to vote in Congress because the Speech or Debate Clause would cover that.“I also know that this shutdown only affects one-quarter of the federal budget so quite a few employees are still being paid like members of Congress,” Epps said.Further, it’s Congress’ job and they make the rules so there’s no legal penalty if they don’t reopen the government, said Justin Levitt, a Constitutional law scholar and professor at Loyola Law School.“The Constitution allows Congress to fund government, and everybody assumes that federal officials would want federal activity. But it doesn’t require Congress to fund the government,” Levitt said.“So there’s nothing to be gained by a lawsuit. It would fail,” he said, noting that there’s currently a federal lawsuit by federal officials who aren’t getting paid, saying that it violates the 13th Amendment to force them to come to work unpaid.However, “the courts so far have said that because those officials could quit and get another job, they don’t win either. At least so far,” Levitt said.Also, another reason members of Congress continue to receive their pay despite the shutdown is that 75 percent of the government had already been funded prior to the shutdown, Levitt said.“Some members have refused their salary or donated their salary, but not everybody. Ultimately, the pressure here is going to be political, rather than legal. Enough people get ticked off, and then this shutdown ends,” Levitt said.Finally, Michael J. Gerhart who’s the Samuel Ashe Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of North Carolina School of Law in Chapel Hill, said the shutdown is all governed by politics.“That is, McConnell remains politically accountable for his decisions, just as Trump and the Democrats are politically accountable for theirs,” Gerhart said.“McConnell has the power under Senate rules to block votes on legislative matters he does not wish to bring to a vote, and there is no legal basis on which Democrats could challenge his decision.” read more
Register Now » Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 7 min read June 1, 2018 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. A few weeks ago on a Monday morning, I opened my inbox with a tense tightening in my stomach. My inbox a few weeks prior was around 20 emails. This Monday, however, it had ballooned to 1,061 emails.Related: Gmail Just Got a Big Makeover. Here’s What’s New.Within 90 minutes, I had it down to 100 emails. So, how did I process so many emails so fast? Read on.If you’ve read my other post, 3 Rules I Use to Stay Productive and Not Overwhelmed, you might think I have it all together.Well the fact is, life is hard, and things ebb and flow. I feel directionally correct, but we all fall off the proverbial bike. So, it’s time to get back on. Here’s how I get things back in order and manage the overwhelm.There are four strategies for managing an overwhelming inbox:Process it all (who has that many hours free?).Continually pick at it and ignore most of it (e.g., let it constantly nag and overwhelm you as it compounds with time).Delete it all (hey, the nuclear option sometimes is a good option).Process in segments.My preferred method to manage an inbox is to process it in segments. What follows is my general strategy for getting an out of control inbox back under control. It’s also an excellent strategy for keeping it tidy each day and week too.Related: 4 Ways to Overhaul Your Email Habits and Take Back Your TimeWhy I process email in segmentsThe challenge with any inbox is anyone can put something into it. The more emails you send, the more emails you get. It’s a never-ending battle. It’s why managing your inbox is so hard.To counteract this, I recommend creating segments, or chunks, of your email to process. These chunks are finite in size and can go to 0 much quicker than a single inbox.Processing emails in segments gives a sense of accomplishment as you process email — the number of emails is shrinking versus growing!Rules to process in chunksTwo basic rules to follow to make this work.If the email is actionable:If an email can be taken care of in less than two minutes, process it right away.If this email will take longer than two minutes to process, add it to your to-do list. My favorite app is Things, but Todoist, Nozbe, Asana or any task manager will do.If the email is non-actionable:Read and delete.Read and archive.Related: 10 Email Productivity Tools That Will Make You Fall in Love Again With Your InboxHow to segment your email inboxThe rules below apply to any email inbox but are tailored to those that use Gmail. For other email tools like Outlook or Yahoo, please consult the help docs for how to filter your email the same way.So, my total inbox right now is 1,061.Yesterday’s emailsType “in:inbox newer_than:2d older_than:1d” into Gmail’s search bar to see all emails from yesterday. I first discovered this technique from Tony Hsieh’s post, Yesterbox. This is one of my go-to filters for maintaining my inbox.When I applied this filter to my inbox of 1,061, only two emails appeared. It’s low because it was Monday and I get very few emails over the weekend. It took one minute to get this segment of email back to 0!Today’s emailType “in:inbox newer_than:1d” into Gmail’s search bar to see all emails in the past 24 hours. I process this one next since it’s the next smallest list. While it’d be great to respond to old emails, that list is a lot longer. I’m working to build up momentum clearing my inbox, not just maintaining it.While I applied to this my inbox of 1,061, only 21 emails appeared. It took 22 minutes to get this segment of email back to 0.This past weekType “in:inbox newer_than:7d older_than:1d” into Gmail’s search bar to see all emails from the last seven days. With today and yesterday’s emails processed, this list is only 87 emails deep. A bit longer but still much more manageable than 1,061 emails. I like to start at the bottom of this list (oldest to newest) and work backward. This segment took me 75 minutes to process.Related: 42 Gmail Tips That Will Help You Conquer EmailOlder than 30 daysType “in:inbox older_than:30d” into Gmail’s search bar to see all emails older than 30 days. This is for those emails that are lingering for a response or action (even if deleted). When applied to my inbox of 847, only 29 emails appeared here. It took another quick 20 minutes to process these.Leftovers in inboxAfter processing the above segments, I had 101 emails left in my inbox. You could create additional filters or handle all at once. Since it is around 100 emails, I decided to process this all together.For this bucket, I usually set a Pomodoro of 25 minutes and get through as many emails as I can in that time. I repeat this one or two more times to get through the inbox. Pomodoro is a useful technique to break down work into time intervals, usually 25 minutes. It makes a dizzying list of emails to respond to more approachable.What if something is urgent in there? Don’t worry. I’m sure that sender will ping you to bring it to the top of your inbox. Otherwise, it’s probably not time-sensitive.Related: Should You Ignore Your Emails or Get Them to Zero?Automatic filtering with SaneboxThose above date filters are great for quickly responding to important emails. However, if you add them up, you’ll notice a gap.2 (yesterday) + 21 (today) + 87 (this week) + 29 (older than 30 days) + 101 (leftovers) = 240That’s not 1,061.Where are the rest of my emails?In my @Sanelater folder, powered by Sanebox. Sanebox is one of my favorite tools. It works with any email client out there. It essentially puts all unimportant emails into a folder to process later. It works through a combination of artificial intelligence through training, social media profiles and more.My @Sanelater folder had 806 emails in here, mostly newsletters, notifications and emails from people I have never communicated with nor are connected to on social networking sites.Eight minutes later, I went from 806 emails to 48. Those were mostly ones I’d like to read more of when I have free time.I try to process this folder once a week on Fridays. While it sounds like a lot, it’s super fast. I usually end up deleting 99 percent of the emails, I read a handful and a couple I move to my Inbox since they are important emails I need to respond to (this is how you train Sanebox).Related: How to Prioritize Your Inbox (Infographic)Two hours to process 912 emailsIn a little under two hours, I went from 1,061 emails to 149. Of those 149, only 101 were in my inbox. Forty-eight were a low priority, interesting ones to read if I had time. Quickly segmenting my inbox made it much easier to process a large backlog of email.Segmenting emails works because it creates momentum and each segment goes to 0 much faster than the overall inbox (which could take hours or days). And that unruly inbox? Well, it doesn’t feel so bad anymore.Maintaining inbox zeroSo, what do once your inbox is back under control?Keep using those segments daily. For me, that means at least three times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) I will look at the “this week” filter to get to emails this past week. Sometimes daily for 20 minutes, I’ll check my “today filter” and get that to 0. If I have other emails in my inbox, I get them via scheduled time on my calendar.Bonus tip: Bookmark those filters in your browser for fast segmenting.Happy emailing! read more
Related posts:Got 10 minutes? Get inspired with one of our faves from the SHNIT Shortfilm Festival ‘El Codo del Diablo’ forces viewers to rethink narrative of Costa Rica’s democratic past 5 questions for film director Juan Feldman Arts and culture at a glance: the week ahead in Costa Rica Costa Rican director Alexandra Latishev and her team are looking to produce her first film, titled “Medea.” Because it’s so difficult to procure a budget to produce movies, the team has started a crowdfunding campaign at Indiegogo, hoping to start the project in February.The Indiegogo campaign launched on Jan. 12. with a goal of collecting $10,000. According to Latishev, the film’s pre-production stage is nearly ready, with most of the cast and locations scoped out.“We depend a great deal on the support and the availability of the crew, the actors and the technical equipment, so it is essential that we shoot this movie in February and March,” a description of the project at Indiegogo states.The crew has received support from some production companies, but in order to comply with the deadline, they need more funds.“Medea” tells the story of a 25-year-old named María José, who “lives intensely, lives her sexuality without restrictions and constantly tries to test other people’s limits as well as her own.” She meets a boy named Javier, who tries to convince her to “settle down” and have a serious relationship. But an unexpected event changes María’s behavior entirely.“Regarding the [film’s] visual approach, the body will be handled in a violent and impersonal way, so that we can’t determine who the shapes and forms belong to, playing with the border between human and beast, and accentuating the feeling that we live inhabited by the ‘other,’” the film’s description states.As of this writing, the Indiegogo campaign has reached just over half of its goal. Those interested in supporting the cause can donate any amount from $1 on up. Those who donate $25 to $1,000 will receive special perks. Read more about the project here.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9UeVB0Ytw8#action=share Facebook Comments read more
March 19, 2014 438 Views in Government, Headlines, News, Secondary Market Federal Reserve Janet Yellen Mortgage-Backed Securities Taper 2014-03-19 Tory Barringer Fed Members Vote to Continue Taper Share Officials at the Federal Reserve voted this week to continue cutting back its stimulative monthly asset purchases despite signs of a slowdown in economic growth to start the year.Citing the “cumulative progress toward maximum employment and the improvement in the outlook for labor market conditions” since the start of the current stimulus program in 2012, the Federal Open Market Committee decided at its March meeting to reduce purchases of agency mortgage-backed securities to a pace of $25 billion per month and to dial back purchases of long-term Treasury securities to a pace of $30 billion each month, starting in April.The two cuts, made evenly, add up to another $10 billion reduction in monthly asset purchases.The decision was made despite a noted stumble in growth during the winter months, which the committee said “in part [reflects] adverse weather conditions.”Overall, the consensus opinion of the labor market was that indicators remained “mixed but on balance showed further improvement,” though the unemployment rate remains elevated. The unemployment rate ticked up to 6.7 percent in February despite a more promising showing in payrolls than in January and December.With the unemployment rate hovering just above the 6.5 percent threshold originally set by the Fed as one of its markers for holding down interest rates, the committee also updated its forward guidance to shift its goal to one more subjective: “maximum employment.”In a press conference following the release of the latest committee statement, Fed Chair Janet Yellen remarked that while the 6.5 percent mark “had a very useful impact in helping markets understand our expectations and shaping their own,” its use shrank as the economy approached that milestone so quickly.“The committee has never felt that the unemployment rate is a sufficient statistic to the labor market. In assessing the real state of slack in the labor market … it’s appropriate to look at many more things,” Yellen explained. “The closer we get as we narrow in on coming closer to the target we want to achieve, we will be carefully considering many indicators.”Among those indicators, she says: the share of the labor force working part-time involuntarily, the number of discouraged and marginally attached workers, the long-term unemployment rate, and overall labor force participation. While some of those negative factors are seeing “exceptionally high” numbers, “the dial on virtually all of those things is moving in a direction of improvement,” she said.The markets may take a little more convincing than that. In the minutes following the release of the FOMC statement, both the Dow Jones and NASDAQ saw declines—brought down even further by hints that the entire program could be finished as soon as October. read more
Geneva, Switzerland – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineOne of the world’s most celebrated jewelers, Fabergé, has unveiled new retail outlets in London and New York.Located in prestigious Mayfair, the house’s new London boutique marks its first standalone shop in the city in almost a century (the last Fabergé boutique closed in 1915, following the repatriation of Russian resources at the beginning of WWI). The shop’s stunning façade references Fabergé’s renowned guilloché and enamel techniques, while the interiors manage to feel warm and inviting, yet modern. Fabergé will also expand its reach at Harrods in Knightsbridge, offering both jewelry and watch collections at the world-famous department store.Next up for the house is a new flagship on New York’s Madison Avenue, set to officially open next spring. Before the grand opening, Faberge will offer special previews by appointment only, from November 28th through December 30th.“We are thrilled to open the doors to the first Fabergé boutique in London since 1915. This is an important moment for us and for Fabergé to continue Peter Carl Fabergé’s legacy of exquisite creations and outstanding craftsmanship,” said the house’s managing and creative director, Katharina Flohr. “Fabergé continues to attract a customer base of discerning devotees, seeking special personal possessions and gifts which illuminate the captivating world of Fabergé, linking past, present and future.”Visit www.faberge.com. read more
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