Husky has more than 500 service stations, travel centres, cardlock operations and bulk distribution facilities from British Columbia to New Brunswick. Its myHusky Rewards loyalty program has about 1.6 million members.The 12,000-barrel-per-day refinery in Prince George processes light oil into gasoline, diesel and other products for nearby regions of B.C. It owns two refineries and is half-owner of a third in the United States.Spokesman Mel Duvall says Husky started selling fuel to consumers in 1938 shortly after the original owner built a small refinery in Cody, Wyo. The refinery was moved to Lloydminster on the Alberta-Saskatchewan border in 1946.CEO Rob Peabody says in a news release the businesses are “highly marketable” and will attract strong interest and valuations.TD Securities Inc. is acting as financial adviser, with Torys LLP as legal adviser. CALGARY, A.B. – Husky Energy Inc. says it is looking at getting out of retailing fuels to consumers after 80 years in the business.The Calgary-based oilsands producer says it is launching a strategic review that could result in it selling its Canadian retail and commercial fuels business and its small Prince George, B.C., refinery.It says it prefers to focus on its core upstream assets in northeastern Alberta, Atlantic Canada and the Asia Pacific region, adding the decision is not related to its offer that expires next week to buy oilsands rival MEG Energy Corp.
“You can be sure that for us this is something that we keep in the agenda. It is not a forgotten situation,” said Mr. Guterres at a press conference, alongside Petro Poroshenko, the President of Ukraine. “The human rights bodies of the UN are, of course, active in relation to the situation, and, as it is known, the High Commissioner [for human rights] will be providing also his report on the human rights situation in Crimea in due time,” he noted. He added that the UN is ready to support all efforts, including those of the Normandy Four, the Trilateral Contact Group and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). In his remarks, the Secretary-General also highlighted the UN’s support to humanitarian activities in the country and said that it would enhance its cooperation with the Government and that it will work to overcome any challenges in reaching the populations in distress. More than 1.7 million people have been displaced in Ukraine since the start of the conflict. RELATED: Conflict in Ukraine enters fourth year ‘with no end in sight’ – UN reportMr. Guterres also said that UN fully supported the reform process of the Government and that he has closely followed developments in that regard. “As the President mentioned, we are ready to upscale our cooperation and our presence to support the Government in the reforms that [it] will be promoting,” he added. Further in his remarks, the Secretary-General expressed appreciation to the cooperation between Ukraine and the UN as well as the country’s contributions to the UN peacekeeping efforts and to global peace and security as a member of the Security Council. “Ukraine has been actively engaged in all processes in relation to both peace and security, sustainable and inclusive development, and human rights, and I want to express my deep appreciation for what has been an exemplary cooperation,” he said. Also in his remarks, Mr. Guterres recalled his link with the people of Ukraine during his tenure as the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. “I started to work with them as High Commissioner for Refugees, and I want to say that I deeply feel the suffering of the people and I am deeply committed to do everything I can in order to be able to address their plight,” he stated. read more
Solid performance for new light commercial vehicle sector in February with demand steady at 13,891Market for small and mid-sized vans down as operators move to bigger vehicles.Strong growth in heavy segment, with demand for 2.5-3.5T vans up by 6.2%.4 March, 2016 The new van market achieved a steady performance in February, with registrations at the same level as this time last year, when the sector recorded a seven-year high. 13,891 new light commercial vehicles (LCVs) were registered in February – traditionally one of the quietest months of the year.Registrations of new vans below 2.0 tonnes and between 2.0-2.5 tonnes fell by 10.5% and 23.9% respectively in the month, but this was offset by an uplift of 6.2% in the 2.5-3.5 segment as demand for heavier vehicles continued to grow.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, “After a record-breaking year for new van registrations in 2015, it was inevitable that such rapid growth would level off. The market’s performance so far this year is in line with expectations, and although further stabilisation is expected over the coming months, this is a sector in good health – with February’s figures still at high levels.”Download the release and charts in full.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more
Then-sophomore forward Max McCormick (17) takes a shot during a game against Michigan Feb. 23 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 6-3.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorThe Ohio State men’s hockey team opened its 2013-2014 campaign with a bang, routing the University of Toronto Varsity Blues, 9-1, in an exhibition game.The Saturday game was the Buckeyes’ first under coach Steve Rohlik, who took over as head coach in April, and he said he thought the team performed well.“Any time you can go out there and win, that’s important, but it is how we played that was the biggest takeaway from this game,” Rohlik said. “We played hard and unselfish. Our guys executed well today.”OSU’s nine goals came on 41 shots, compared to the Varsity Blues’ 19 shots. Twelve Buckeyes had at least one point, with seven scoring multiple times.Junior forward Tanner Fritz led the team with four points on two goals — both of which came in the second period — and two assists in the game. Following closely behind him was sophomore defenseman Craig Dalrymple, who tallied two goals and an assist for three points. Senior forward Alex Szczechura, junior forward Max McCormick and junior defenseman Justin DaSilva each contributed three points on a goal and two assists, and senior forward Alex Lippincott hit the back of the net twice.Fritz said the team’s offensive play was solid, which he attributed to the unit being able to keep the puck low and wearing down Toronto’s defensive team. He said the team’s defense was a contributing factor to the victory as well.“Offensively, we put up really good numbers, but I think we’re a strong enough defensive unit that I think both of them kind of fed off each other,” Fritz said.Lippincott said a big component of the team’s victory was that it played as a cohesive unit.“Everybody was making a play and everybody was contributing,” he said.Time in the net was split between sophomore Collin Olson and freshman Matt Tompkins. Olson played the first 31:01, making eight saves on nine shots, and Tompkins was a perfect 10-for-10 in the final 28:59 of the game.The Buckeyes took control early in the first period after a goal from Dalrymple at 9:54. Afterward, a rebuttal from Toronto third-year forward Michael Markovic at 13:42 off his own rebound tied the game. OSU answered with a goal from McCormick on a power play conversion. The Buckeyes outshot the Varsity Blues in the period, 11-8.Led by Fritz’s two goals, the second period saw the Buckeyes hit the back of the net four times and extend their lead to 6-1. Fritz’s first came at 5:04 with help from Szczechura, and he scored again with an unassisted goal at 14:53. Lippincott added two of his own with back-to-back goals at 6:33 and 13:15. His first came with the help of DaSilva and junior forward Chad Niddery, and assists from DaSilva and senior forward Travis Statchuk allowed him to put the puck in the back of the net for the second time. OSU once again led Toronto in shots taken, firing 16 at the net, while the Varsity Blues only managed to get four off.OSU carried the momentum into the third period, scoring twice in the first two minutes on goals from Szczechura and Dalrymple at 42 seconds and 1:52, respectively. The Buckeyes’ 14 third-period shots bested the Varsity Blues’ seven.As the Buckeyes come off a 9-1 victory and head into practice to prepare to face Miami (Ohio) in their regular season opener, Fritz said the team can’t be complacent.“It’s definitely a confidence builder, but we can’t just let it give us a big ego into Miami because we know they’re a great team,” Fritz said. “We’re going to go in level-headed and start the (regular) season off right.”The Buckeyes’ regular season-opener with the Redhawks is slated for Friday at 7:05 p.m. at the Jerome Schottenstein Center. read more
My, how things have changed.The last time the Ohio State men’s basketball team played Purdue, the Buckeyes were fighting to sustain what seemed like long-shot Big Ten championship hopes.The Buckeyes arrived in West Lafayette, Ind., at 1-3 in conference play. With four minutes remaining in the game, OSU was down 10 and facing the virtual death sentence of a 1-4 conference record.But the Buckeyes had other plans. They ended the game on an 18-4 run and stole a season-saving road win. It was the start of a nine-game, in-conference win streak that has left the Buckeyes tied with Michigan State for first place in the Big Ten.A month later, OSU (20-6, 10-3) and Purdue (21-3, 9-3) meet tonight at the Schottenstein Center in a game with heavy Big Ten title implications. The No. 9 Buckeyes have reached the AP poll’s Top 10 for the first time in three years. The No. 4 Boilermakers are right behind OSU in the conference standings, tied for third.If the Buckeyes expect to beat the Boilermakers tonight, they may need to do a better job of stopping Purdue junior Robbie Hummel. Although they survived the last encounter, Hummel torched the OSU 1-3-1 zone for 29 first-half points. It was not until coach Thad Matta assigned junior David Lighty to shadow Hummel that the Buckeyes were able to slow him down.As they have done all season, OSU will likely employ both zone and man-to-man defenses tonight, but their ability to stop Hummel will be crucial.“He’s a blue collar-type kid and he’s a great leader,” junior Evan Turner said of Hummel. “He can walk the walk and really set the tone for Purdue. He plays hard and he plays with a passion.”A Buckeye win would allow them to keep pace with Michigan State and keep their conference title hopes alive. Although most OSU fans will keep a close eye on the Spartans in the home stretch of the season, Matta said his focus is and always had been squarely on his team.“You’ve got to keep your focus on you,” Matta said. “I’ve been fortunate with some conference championships and my mind has always been the same. Let’s keep it on us and control the things that we can control.”This isn’t the first time his team has been in contention for a conference title. He led the Buckeyes to outright regular season titles in 2006 and 2007. However, with the exception of junior David Lighty, none of the players on this year’s team have been a part of those championship teams.For Turner, the opportunity is one that he and his teammates have embraced.“I definitely think about the opportunity, but at the same time I’m not really nervous,” Turner said. “You have to go in prepared, have confidence and have an attack mentality.”He and the rest of the Buckeyes know that all eyes will be on Columbus tonight. Considering what’s at stake, OSU’s battle with Purdue has the potential to be one of the year’s best games, not only in the Big Ten, but in all of college basketball.Like Turner, Lighty said his team knows what’s at stake.“It’s up to us,” Lighty said. “It’s in our hands to go and get the Big Ten championship.” read more
Andrew Bauer, the union’s deputy director of policy, added: “The Scottish Government has taken the decision to allow the reintroduction and studies on habitats and an appropriate management plan are currently under discussion with stakeholders, including NFUS. “Statistically, it was always likely that there would be small pockets of land where the environmental benefit might outweigh the problems being caused.“However, any benefits seen in localised areas must be viewed against the considerable damage from beaver activity on productive farmland, drainage systems, long standing flood banks and established woodland on large parts of Tayside.”Farmers in Angus have complained that beavers are causing huge damage to drainage channels which are vital for farming. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Dr Alan Law, co-author of the university report, said beavers offered an innovative, more hands-off, solution to the problem of wetland loss “provided their populations are suitably managed and protected”.He added: ”Seeing what beavers can do for our wetlands and countryside highlights the diverse landscape we have been missing for the last 400 years.”However, a spokesman for the National Farmers’ Union expressed concern about beaver numbers and said the illegal release of the animals on Tayside meant they were now found on waterways stretching through 1.2 million acres of land in Perthshire, Angus and Fife. A beaver gnawing at a treeCredit:Alamy Farmers have warned that beavers are causing considerable damage on productive farmland after researchers suggested the large rodents could help restore wetlands and boost biodiversity.A study by the University of Stirling looked at the effects of a small group of Eurasian beavers on a wetland in Tayside that was originally drained for farming.They said that over a period of 12 years local plant richness rose by 46 per cent and the total number of plant species recorded more than doubled.Prof Nigel Willby, of Stirling University, said wetlands were tremendously important environments for biodiversity and were disappearing at an “alarming” rate.He added: “Beavers are renowned for their engineering skills, like dam building, and are now being considered as tools for restoring wetlands.”They have been reintroduced widely, including in Scotland, partly for this purpose and our findings demonstrate the surprisingly large benefits they can bring to biodiversity.” Ministers announced in November that two groups of beavers, including around 200 living on Tayside, between Loch Tay and the Fife coast, would be given formal protection and allowed to spread naturally.The decision also affects a small group of beavers that were the subject of a reintroduction trial in Argyll.Local farmers criticised the move at the time and warned that they must be allowed to cull the mammals where they threaten agricultural land by felling trees and blocking ditches. A beaver kit in the reintroduction trial in ArgyllCredit:PA The study, partly-funded by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), was published in the international journal Science of the Total Environment.It said that between 2003 and 2015, the beavers constructed 640ft of dams, 1,640ft of canals and an acre of ponds, surrounded by a mosaic of vegetation which increased in complexity by 71 per cent. read more
Outotec has signed a contract with an Indian customer for the delivery of an iron ore pelletising plant and filters for the expansion of their existing operations. The order value exceeds EUR50 million and is booked in Outotec’s 2018 first quarter order intake.Outotec’s scope of delivery includes basic engineering and process technology for a travelling grate pelletising plant, key process equipment and eleven filter presses for dewatering of concentrate as well as advisory services for erection and commissioning. The new pellet plant will have efficient heat recovery, which enables energy efficient and environmentally sound operation. The plant is expected to be commissioned at the end of 2019.“We are pleased to provide our customer with the latest pelletising technology, which is energy-efficient and produces pellets of uniform quality at low investment and operating costs. Our technology also enables them to produce iron pellets with low emissions. Also, our filters have proven record of efficiency and reliability with more than 40 installations in India”, says Kalle Härkki, head of Outotec’s Metals, Energy & Water business. read more
Tags Comments Share your voice Facebook Mobile Tech Industry 10 Now playing: Watch this: Facebook is putting women on the front line of its war… 4:06 Staff sit at computers inside a Facebook content moderation center in Berlin. Soeren Stache/Getty Images Some of the workers saw video of a man being stabbed to death. Others viewed acts of bestiality or animals being tortured. Suicides and beheadings popped up too.The reason for watching the gruesome content: to determine whether it should be pulled from Facebook before more members of the world’s largest social network could see it.Content moderators protect Facebook’s 2.3 billion users from exposure to humanity’s darkest impulses. Scouring posts that’ve been flagged by other members of the social network or by the Silicon Valley giant’s artificial intelligence tools, they quickly decide what stays up and what comes down. But reviewing the posts comes with a cost. Constant exposure to violence, hatred and sordid acts can wreak havoc on a person’s mental health. Former content moderators have already filed a lawsuit against Facebook in which they say repeated exposure to violent images caused psychological trauma. There’s a reason being a content moderator has been called “the worst job in technology.”It’s also an important job, and one that isn’t handled by Facebook employees. Instead, it’s outsourced to contractors, some of whom turn to drugs and sex in the workplace to distract themselves from the abhorrent images they see every day, according to a February story in The Verge, which reported that some of the workers make as little as $28,800 per year. That’s just over the federal poverty level for a family of four. Facebook said in May that it plans to raise the minimum hourly wage for contract workers, which is currently $15 per hour. Details of the working conditions of content moderators are still coming out. On Wednesday, The Verge reported that a content moderator who worked at a site in Florida operated by Cognizant died after having a heart attack at his desk. The site in Tampa was reportedly a stressful, dirty and unhealthy environment. Cognizant says that it works to “ensure a safe, clean, and supportive work environment.”Contracting in the tech industry has reached a flashpoint, escalating tensions in Silicon Valley’s world of haves and have-nots. Contractors and temps don’t get the health care or retirement benefits that full-time employees do, a difference that hasn’t gone unnoticed. Last year, contract workers at Google protested, demanding higher wages and benefits.Facebook said Wednesday it works with its contractors “to provide a level of support and compensation that leads the industry.” The social media giant also said its thoughts go out to family, friends and co-workers of the deceased moderator.”There will inevitably be employee challenges or dissatisfaction that call our commitment to this work and our partners’ employees into question,” a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement. “When the circumstances warrant action on the part of management, we make sure it happens.”Here’s a look at five of the companies that have worked with Facebook to police content.CognizantA multinational provider of services to technology, finance, health care, retail and other companies, Cognizant offers services including app development, consulting, information technology and digital strategy.Based in Teaneck, New Jersey, Cognizant has roughly 281,600 employees around the world, according to its annual report. Nearly 70 percent of its workforce is in India.The company’s role in supporting Facebook’s content moderation activities was the subject of recent stories in The Verge, which reported that roughly 1,000 Cognizant employees at its Phoenix office evaluate posts for potentially violating Facebook rules against hate speech, violence and terrorism. Cognizant Technology Solutions office in Chennai, India. The company works with Facebook on content moderation. Madhu Kapparath/Getty Images The workers get two 15-minute breaks, a 30-minute lunch and nine minutes of “wellness time” per day. They also have access to counselors and a hotline, according to the report.Still, some workers said that constant exposure to depravity has taken its toll. One former content moderator said he started to believe conspiracy theories, such as 9/11 being a hoax, after reviewing videos promoting the idea that the terrorist attack was faked. The former employee said he had brought a gun to work because he feared that fired employees would return to the office to harm those who still had jobs. Cognizant said in February it looked into “specific workplace issues raised in a recent report,” that it had “previously taken action where necessary” and that it has “steps in place to continue to address these concerns and any others raised by our employees.”The company outlined the resources it offers employees, including wellness classes, counselors and a 24-hour hotline.Cognizant also runs a site in Tampa, Florida that employs about 800 workers, according to The Verge. Workers at that facility have filed two sexual harassment complaints against coworkers since April. “Like any large employer, Cognizant routinely and professionally responds to and addresses general workplace and personnel issues in its facilities,” Cognizant said in a statement on Wednesday. “Our Tampa facility is no different. Cognizant works hard to ensure a safe, clean, and supportive work environment for all of our associates.”PRO UnlimitedBased in Boca Raton, Florida, PRO Unlimited provides services and software used by clients in more than 90 countries. Last year, Selena Scola, a former PRO Unlimited employee, who worked as a Facebook content moderator, filed a lawsuit alleging that she suffered from psychological trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder caused by viewing thousands of disturbing images of violence. Scola’s PTSD symptoms can pop up when she hears loud noises or touches a computer mouse, according to the lawsuit. The lawsuit was amended to include two more former content moderators who worked at Facebook through staffing companies. “Her symptoms are also triggered when she recalls or describes graphic imagery she was exposed to as a content moderator,” the lawsuit states, referring to Scola.Filed in superior court in Northern California’s San Mateo County, the lawsuit alleges Facebook violated California law by creating dangerous working conditions. Facebook content moderators are asked to review more than 10 million posts per week that may violate the social network’s rules, according to the lawsuit, which seeks class-action status.At the time the original lawsuit was filed, Facebook acknowledged the work can be stressful and said it requires the company it works with for content moderation to provide support such as counseling and relaxation areas.Facebook in a court filing denied Scola’s allegations and called for the case to be dismissed. A Facebook spokeswoman said the social media giant no longer uses PRO Unlimited for content moderation. PRO Unlimited didn’t respond to a request for comment.AccentureOne of the most prestigious consultancies in the world, Dublin-based Accenture has more than 459,000 people serving clients across 40 industries and in more than 120 countries, according to its website.People enter an Accenture office in downtown Helsinki. Jussi Nukari/Getty Images In February, Facebook content reviewers at an Accenture facility in Austin, Texas, complained about a “Big Brother” environment, alleging they weren’t allowed to use their phones at their desk or take “wellness” breaks during the first and last hour of their shift, according to a memo obtained by Business Insider. “Despite our pride in our work, Content Moderators have a secondary status in [the] hierarchy of the workplace, both within the Facebook and the Accenture structure,” the memo read. Accenture didn’t respond to a request for comment. At the time, Facebook said there had been a “misunderstanding” and that content moderators are encouraged to take wellness breaks at any time throughout the day. Some of Accenture’s clients have included other tech giants such as Google, Microsoft and Amazon. More than three-quarters of Fortune Global 500 companies work with Accenture. ArvatoOne of Facebook’s largest content moderation centers is in Germany, a country that started enforcing a strict hate speech law last year that would fine social media companies up to 50 million euros ($58 million) if they didn’t pull down hate speech and other offensive content quickly enough. Arvato, owned by the German media company Bertelsmann, runs a content moderation center in Berlin. The company has faced complaints about working conditions and the toll the job takes on workers’ mental health.In 2017, Arvato said in a statement that it takes the well-being of its employees seriously and provides health care and access to company doctors, psychologists and social services. The company, based in Gütersloh, Germany, has 70,000 employees in more than 40 countries. It’s been providing Facebook with content moderation services since 2015. Arvato, which was rebranded last week as Majorel, said it offers content moderators a salary that’s 20 percent above minimum wage and support such as wellness classes and counselors. Workers can also take “resiliency breaks” at any time of the day.”We are proud to be a partner of Facebook and work in alignment with them to offer a competitive compensation package that includes a comprehensive benefits package,” a company spokesperson said in a statement. “We will continue to work together to improve our offerings and support of our employees.” GenpactNew York-based professional services firm Genpact won a contract with Facebook last year to provide content moderation, according to The Economic Times.Concerns about the mental health of Facebook content moderators weren’t enough to scare off applicants in India, who flocked to jobs that paid between 225,000 and 400,000 rupees a year (about $3,150-$5,600). Genpact was searching for content moderators fluent in Tamil, Punjabi and other Indian languages.Some Genpact workers have complained about low pay and a stressful work environment, according to a report this week by Reuters. One former Genpact employee told the news outlet that at least three times he’s “seen women employees breaking down on the floor, reliving the trauma of watching suicides real-time.”Facebook pushed back against allegations of low pay but outlined the work it was doing to improve working conditions for content moderators. In an email, a Genpact spokesperson confirmed that it partners with Facebook but said it doesn’t comment on work with clients. “As a company we bring our extensive experience in the field of content review and operations to our partners by providing industry-leading support for our team of content reviewers and a best-in-class working environment,” the Genpact spokesperson said in a statement. “We take very seriously this work and the services that we provide to our clients.”First published on March 1 at 4:00 a.m. PTUpdate, 4:03 p.m. PT: Includes new material from Facebook about PRO Unlimited. Update, 5:24 p.m. PT: Includes material about an amended lawsuit against Facebook.Update, June 19: Includes new reported details of a Cognizant facility in Tampa, Florida. read more
Cutlery18%12% The GST tax structure for various services has been devised under four broad slabs — 5, 12, 18 and 28 percent — along with a cess on luxury and demerit goods such as tobacco, pan masala and aerated drinks.The GST plan envisages that the Centre compensate the states for revenue losses from abolition of taxes like the VAT (value added tax), octroi and implementation of GST. The compensation from the Centre to the states will be met through levy of a ‘GST Compensation Cess’ on luxury items and goods like tobacco, during the first five years of implementation of the GST regime.Filing limits raisedJaitley said that the limit under the GST Composition Scheme has been raised to Rs 75 lakh. Taxpayers coming under this scheme will be required to file summarized returns on a quarterly basis, instead of three monthly returns. Under the scheme, a registered taxpayer will pay tax at a rate not more than 1 percent for manufacturers, 2.5 percent for restaurants and 0.5 percent for other traders.The GST Composition Scheme was introduced under GST law to lower the burden of compliance for small businesses, where assessees have to pay tax at a minimum rate based on their turnover. This is similar to the provisions in VAT law. Any assessee who deals only in supply of goods can opt for this scheme, which means this provision is not applicable for service providers. However, restaurant service providers are excluded.Only businesses participating in intra-state supply of goods are eligible to enter the GST Composition Scheme.Most services, except those in the negative list of essential services such as healthcare and education, are expected to come under GST. Exercise books28%12% School bags28%18% Plastic tarpaulin28%18% Pre-cast concrete pipes28%18% Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has revised tax rates levied on 66 items under the GST scheme to be rolled out on July 1. In this file photo, he addresses a GST Council meeting held in Srinagar last month.IANSMoving to placate key sectors of the industry which have raised concerns about the high rates of taxes under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime eating into their operational viability, the GST Council on Sunday announced that it is revising the GST rate on 66 categories of goods and services.Addressing a press conference after the 16th GST Council meeting, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the reductions were based on the two major principles of maintaining equivalence and the change in utilisation behavior.The Council’s move is expected to come as a relief to small and medium enterprises in trading and manufacturing as well as restaurants. Under the revised tax rate scheme, packaged food like vegetables, pickles and sauces, as well as dental wax, insulin, agarbattis, school bags, exercise and colouring books for children, cutlery and computer printers will be cheaper by 6-10 per cent (see chart).The new tax rates proposed for goods and services under the GST rollout planned for July 1 are expected to come bundled with a range of cesses on luxury and premium goods as well as on tobacco and high-end liquors.The Finance Ministry tweeted on Sunday that it had received representations for about 133 items, out of which rates have been reduced on 66 items.Cinema gets a breatherBesides, reductions will be carried out on two categories of GST rates which were planned to be imposed on cinema-goers – 28 per cent tax will be levied on tickets priced at above Rs 100 and 18 percent on tickets costing up to Rs 100.This notwithstanding, single-screen cinemas are likely to be hit the hardest by the proposed 28 percent tax rate.Jaitley later said on the Twitter handle of the Union Ministry of Finance that the new concessions would come at the cost of revenues. “FM @arunjaitley said that rates on goods decided today would make the goods cheaper for common man but may cost to revenue of Govt,” the finance ministry tweeted.For workers in industries like textiles and diamond processing where the workers take their work home, tax rate will be revised to 5 percent from the 18 percent currently being charged. This is owing to GST for these sectors being revised as well.Till date, the GST Council has fixed rates of more than 1,200 goods and 500 services. Last Saturday, it finalised rates for a few contentious goods such as gold and jewellery, agricultural implements, biscuits, footwear and textiles.A few of the items on which tax rates were revised at Sunday’s GST Council meeting:ItemsItemsOld rateOld rateNew or revised rateNew or revised rateItemsPackaged goods (vegetables, pickles, sauces)Old rate18%New or revised rate12%ItemsCashewOld rate12%New or revised rate5%ItemsAgarbattiOld rate12%New or revised rate5%ItemsDental waxOld rate28%New or revised rate8%ItemsInsulinOld rate12%New or revised rate5%ItemsPlastic beadsOld rate28%New or revised rate18%ItemsPlastic tarpaulinOld rate28%New or revised rate18%ItemsSchool bagsOld rate28%New or revised rate18%ItemsExercise booksOld rate28%New or revised rate12%ItemsColouring booksOld rate12%New or revised rateNilItemsPre-cast concrete pipesOld rate28%New or revised rate18%ItemsCutleryOld rate18%New or revised rate12%ItemsTractor componentsOld rate28%New or revised rate18%ItemsComputer printersOld rate28%New or revised rate18% Plastic beads28%18% Colouring books12%Nil Computer printers28%18% Packaged goods (vegetables, pickles, sauces)18%12% Cashew12%5% Dental wax28%8% Insulin12%5% Tractor components28%18% Agarbatti12%5% ItemsOld rateNew or revised rate read more
Adults: $53 Families of four or more: $40 per ticket LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Season tickets for the 2019 University of Louisville soccer season are on sale now through the Louisville Cardinals Ticket Office.Reserved chairback tickets are priced at $106 for adults $85 for faculty/staff, and family of four or more $85 a ticket. General admission/berm seating is priced at $53 for adults and families of four or more $40 per ticket. The 2019 Louisville Soccer season also marks the launch of a Renewal and New Buyer Incentive Program, which will be announced in full detail on Monday, April 1. All purchases made before April 1 will be auto-enrolled into the program, and anyone who purchases within the incentive program window (dates TBD) will also be eligible.Season tickets packages include all UofL men’s and women’s soccer regular season matches at Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn Stadium. The 2019 schedules for the Louisville men’s and women’s soccer teams will be announced in the spring.For more information on Louisville soccer season tickets, visit GoCards.com/soccertickets, call 502-GO-CARDS or email email@example.com. General Admission Bleacher/Berm Adults: $106* Faculty/Staff: $85* Families of four or more: $85 per ticket* Reserved Chairback Season Ticket Prices: * Denotes a required donation (one donation required per account, NOT per ticket): Premium Sections 108-111 = $100 | Preferred Sections 106-107 & 112-113 = $75 Print Friendly Version Purchase Tickets Here Story Links read more
Take any major conference that happened this year, Google I/O, Apple’s WWDC, or Microsoft Build. A major focus of all these conferences by top-notch tech leaders is improving User experience, smoothing out the process of how a user experiences their products. In present times, the user experience is heavily dependent on how a system interacts with a human. It may be either through responsive web designs, or appealing architectures. It may also be through an interactive module, such as a conversational UI, a chatbot, or a voice interface—essentially the same thing albeit with slight changes in their definition. Irrespective of they are called, these UX models have one fixed goal: to improve the interaction between a human, and a system, such that it feels real. In our recently conducted Packt Skill-up survey 2018, we asked developers and tech pros about whether Conversational User Interfaces and chatbots are going to be the future for web UI? Well, it seems yes, as over 65% of respondents, agreed that chat interactions and Conversational User Interfaces are the future of the web. After the recent preview of the power of Google Duplex, those numbers might be even higher if asked again today. Why has this paradigm of interacting with the web shifted from text and even visual searches on mobile to Voice, Natural language, and conversation UI? Why is Apple’s Siri, Google’s Voice assistant, Microsoft’s Cortana, Amazon Echo, releasing new versions every day? Computing power & NLP, the two pillars Any chatbot, or voice interface, requires two major factors to make them successful. One being computational power, which makes a conversational UI process complex calculations. And natural language processing, which actually makes a chatbot conduct human-like conversations. Both these areas have made tremendous progress in the recent times. A large number of computational chips namely GPUs, TPUs, as well as quantum computers, are being developed, which are capable of processing complex calculations in a jiffy. NLP has also gained momentum both in speech recognition capabilities (understanding language) and artificial intelligence (learning from experience). As technology in these areas expands, it paves way for companies to adopt conversational UIs as their main user interface. The last thing we need is more apps There are already a very large number of apps (read millions) available in app stores and they are increasing every day. We are almost at the peak of the hype cycle. And there is only downfall from here. Why? Well, I’m sure, you’ll agree, downloading, setting up, and managing an app is a hassle, not to mention, humans have limited attention spans, so switching between multiple apps happens quite often. Conversational UIs are rapidly taking up the vacuum left behind by mobile apps. They integrate functionalities of multiple apps in one. So you have a simple messaging app, which can also book cabs, search, and shop or order food. Moreover, they can simplify routine tasks. AI enabled chatbots, can remind you of scheduled meetings, bring up the news for you every morning, analyze your refrigerator for food items to be replenished, and update your shopping cart, all with simple commands. Advancements in deep learning have also produced, what are known as therapist bots. Users can confide in bots just as they do with human friends when they have a broken heart, have lost a job, or have been feeling down. (This view does assume that the service provider respects the users’ privacy and adheres to strict policies related to data privacy and protection.) The end of screen-based interfaces Another flavor of Conversational UI is the Voice User interfaces (VUI). Typically, we interact with a device directly through a touchscreen or indirectly with a remote control. However, VUI is the touch-less version of technology where you only need to think aloud with your voice. These interfaces can work solo, like Amazon Echo, or Google Home or be combined with text-based chatbots, like Apple Siri, Google voice assistant etc. You simply need to say a command or type it, and the task is done. “Siri, Text Robert, I’m running late for the meeting.” And boy! Are voice user interfaces growing rapidly! Google Duplex, announced at Google I/O 2018, can even make phone calls for the users imitating human natural conversation almost perfectly. In Fact, it also adds pause-fillers and phrases such as “um”, “uh-huh “, and “erm” to make the conversation sound as natural as possible. Voice interfaces also work amazingly for people with disabilities including Visual imparities. Users, who are unable to use screens and keyboards, can use VUI for their dat-to-day tasks. Here’s a touching review of Amazon Echo shared by a wheelchair-bound user about how the device changed his life. The world is being swept over by the wave of Conversational UI, Google duplex being the latest example. As AI deepens its roots, across the technology ecosystem, intelligent assistant applications like, Siri, Duplex, Cortana will advance. This boom will push us closer to Zero UI, a seamless and interactive UI which eradicates the barrier between user and device. Read Next Top 4 chatbot development frameworks for developersHow to create a conversational assistant or chatbot using PythonBuilding a two-way interactive chatbot with Twilio: A step-by-step guide read more
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World XI would look to bounce back in Lahore.A packed Gaddafi Stadium witnessed a historic encounter between Pakistan and World XI and it was the hosts who came up trumps much to the delight of its fans On a day which saw the resumption of international cricket in Pakistan it was the men in green who won the first clash by 20 runs When is Pakistan vs World XI 2nd T20 international The Pakistan vs World XI 1st T20 international will be played on Wednesday September 13 2017 This will be the second match of the three-match T20 international series which is known as the Independence Cup Where is the Pakistan vs World XI 2nd T20 international of Independence Cup Pakistan vs World XI 2nd T20 international of Independence Cup will be played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore This is the same stadium which hosted Zimbabwe for T20 internationals in 2015 What time does the Pakistan vs World XI 2nd T20 international begin The first ball in Pakistan vs World XI 2nd T20 international of Independence Cup will be bowled at 1930 hrs IST (07:30 PM IST) on Wednesday That makes it 07:00 local time start Toss will be conducted half an hour prior to the first ball – 07:00 PM IST Which TV channel will telecast Pakistan vs World XI 2nd T20 international live Pakistan vs World XI 2nd T20 international of Independence Cup will be broadcast live on DSports from 07:30 PM IST How do I live stream Pakistan vs World XI 2nd T20 international You can follow Pakistan vs World 2nd T20 international with scores and commentary on IndianExpresscom For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Published: September 5 2017 4:32 pm Top News On the occasion to mark 30 days to the Under-17 FIFA World Cup world football legends are set to enthral fans when they play an exhibition match against a mixed gender former Indian stars in Mumbai on Wednesday The FIFA legends including World Cup winner Frenchman Marcel Desailly Colombian great Carlos Valderrama Spain’s Fernando Morientes Mexican Jorge Campos and Nigerian Emmanuel Amuneke will roll back the years and turn out for a short match at the D Y Patil Stadium It is learnt that the FIFA Legends vs Indian Legends match will be of 20 minutes duration with two halves of 10 minutes each The Indian side will have the likes of former Indian men’s team captain Renedy Singh and legendary women footballer Bembem Devi The current Indian women’s team captain Bala Devi will also be a part of the mixed gender team Indian football legend Bhaichung Bhutia was to be part of the team but he will not be able to take part in the exhibition match on Wednesday due to a back problem The recently launched official song of the U-17 World Cup will be played during the half-time The FIFA legends will also unveil the U-17 World Cup Winners’ Trophy as part of the Mumbai leg of the trophy experience They will also take part in a Facebook AMU giving fans a chance to get their questions answered by any one of them and know more about their iconic careers An iconic member of the Colombian team (1985-1998) Valderrama also known as ‘El Pibe’ played in three editions of the FIFA World Cup in a decorated career Morientes featured in two editions of the FIFA World Cup for Spain and is fondly remembered for his three UEFA Champions League trophies with Real Madrid Desailly was part of the French side that won the 1998 FIFA World Cup and went on to captain ‘Les Bleus’ to two FIFA Confederations Cup titles in 2001 and 2003 winning numerous other trophies along the way The striker-turned-goalkeeper Jorge Campos revolutionised the art of goalkeeping and was Mexico’s undisputed first-choice custodian in successive editions of the FIFA World Cup– USA 1994 and France 1998 A former Nigeria international at the 1994 FIFA World Cup and Olympic gold medallist in 1996 Amuneke started a successful coaching career that saw him leading the Golden Eaglets to glory at the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2015 in Chile Entry for the exhibition match is free and the D Y Patil Stadium has been revamped for the prestigious tournament with newly fitted seats and extended roof-top Earlier India had hosted FIFA legends like Carlos Puyol Esteban Cambiasso and Nwankwo Kanu as part of the lead-up to the tournament which kicks off on October 6 Navi Mumbai New Delhi Kolkata Guwahati Kochi and Margao are the six venues of the tournament For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Kirit Parikh | Published: June 21 2014 12:05 am The government should ensure that at least in BJP-run states 24/7 power becomes a reality by December 2016 Related News In my last article ‘100 day challenge’ (IE June 16) I suggested actions that could restore investor confidence and boost industrial and economic growth Of course economic growth is only an instrument for improving well being For that the government needs to take measures to provide electricity clean water fuel and air effective and affordable healthcare quality education and skills connectivity through roads and internet and quick and inexpensive justice Only when these are attained can the aspirations of the people for “achhe din” be considered fulfilled It is a five- or 10-year agenda but measures taken in the first 100 days can create confidence Some are as follows: One initiate a National Jyotigram Yojana for 24/7 power supply Power round the clock at stable voltage can stimulate productive activities in rural areas to generate employment As the share of agricultural GDP has come down to around 15 per cent substantial employment in rural areas needs to be generated in non-farm activities Gujarat provided 24/7 electricity to its 18000- plus villages in two and a half years The UPA’s Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana has yet to match that after 10 years The government should ensure that at least in BJP-run states 24/7 power becomes a reality by December 2016 The advantage of 24/7 power goes to households too In Gujarat some households with LPG cylinders prefer to use induction cookers because it is convenient and less expensive Considering the need to provide clean cooking fuels to protect against the adverse impact of indoor air pollution resulting from cooking with fuelwood and dung cakes and the difficulty of delivering LPG to all households on a regular basis this is an attractive option Two action must be taken toclean up the Ganga Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised to clean up the river In 2008 I had reviewed the Ganga Action Plan launched in 1984 for the Supreme Court After nearly 25 years the Ganga is more polluted in terms of the coliform count Many cities had sewage treatment plants of inadequate capacities because they were delayed and populations were larger than projected Just about half the collected sewage was treated and large sections of population were not connected to the sewerage system Some were not properly maintained for want of funds If the Ganga or any river has to be cleaned up these issues have to be taken care of Ensure that everyone is connected to the sewerage system that sewage treatment plants of adequate capacity keeping in mind likely population growth are built in time adequate resources are provided to operate and maintain them by imposing an appropriate sewage treatment charge effluent standards are strictly enforced on all industrial units discharging effluents in the river open defecation is eliminated and farmers use fertilisers and pesticides in ways that minimise contamination of runoff This is a huge task and the cost may seem large but compared to the costs on public health it is small A determined government can accomplish much of it in five years if it begins in earnest as soon as possible Three air quality in cities must be improved The World Health Organisation has labelled Delhi one of the most polluted cities in the world The adverse impact on health calls for action to improve air quality in our cities The major contributor to air pollution is motorised vehicles particularly diesel ones the share of which is increasing due to diesel subsidy Car ownership is increasing at a rapid pace and will accelerate with faster growth A major step that needs to be taken is implementing Euro VI standards on automobile emissions by 2020 Currently we are almost a decade behind European standards The automobile industry will point to higher costs but owners should bear that cost and not the average citizen through dirty air The government should announce a roadmap to clean up our air Four ensure equality of opportunity through quality education Free compulsory education for eight years has no meaning if it is not quality education A major problem is teacher absenteeism To correct this teachers should be made accountable to a local education committee consisting of parents and panchayat representatives The committee should have a major say in a teacher’s transfer salary and promotions Also with 24/7 electricity and internet connectivity computerised instruction can be used to improve the effectiveness of teaching A three-year-old from a socially disadvantaged family has a far smaller vocabulary and lower cognitive development than a child of professional parents This disadvantage persists To overcome this anganwadis have to be made places of learning and excitement Again programmes like Sesame Street in the US or Gali Gali Sim Sim its Indian version are found to be effective in overcoming some of this disadvantage We need to develop new tools and programmes that can make anganwadis places where disadvantages in vocabulary and cognitive development can be overcome Five there must be quick and affordable justice for all Judicial delays are a major contributor to corruption and poor governance Judicial reforms are vital to make justice quick and inexpensive Only then can all Indians feel they live in a just society A committee on how to make justice quick and inexpensive should be instituted and made to give recommendations in six months Six promote agricultural growth to contain inflation Gujarat has had nearly 10 per cent growth in agricultural GDP for a decade This has been ascribed to the use of GM cotton the diversification of cash crops made feasible by roads that connect farmers to organised markets the soil health-card scheme and to a large number of check dams and groundwater recharge schemes This can be replicated in many parts of the country Increasing agricultural output is critical to containing food price inflation which has been a major contributor to the consumer price index over recent years Increase in the production of fruits and vegetables reducing wastage improving their distribution so that farmers get a higher price and consumers pay a lower price are all possible by reforming the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee Act The government will find it easier to take tough decisions in the first 100 days Many policy decisions show positive impact after two or three years If decisions are taken now the government can reap political rewards in time for the next election There is also the danger that with its comfortable majority the government may feel complacent and postpone tough decisions which never get taken This happened to Indira Gandhi after the 1971 election and to Rajiv Gandhi after the 1984 election The Modi government should hit the ground running and take action in all these areas The writer is chairman Integrated Research and Action for Development (IRADe) and former member Planning Commission For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Wali Ahmad | New Delhi | Updated: July 22 2016 11:26 am If Sidhu joins the AAP Kejriwal stands to gain a leader who is popular in the state and has a track record of winning elections Top News In the run up to the Assembly elections in Delhi the Aam Aadmi Party had become like a magnet attracting people from all walks of life Mediapersons professionals from private companies and of course the common man joined the party in hordes Preceding this the Anna Hazare-led anti-corruption movement had laid a perfect ground for Arvind Kejriwal to launch a political party His astounding success in two subsequent elections in Delhi wasseen as a vindication for AAP which promised a corruption-free government However the past two years have not been that rosy for the AAP government Apart from continued tussle with the Central government internal differences forced many party leaders to quit the party Allegation of corruption followed soon But the tide seems to have reversed now Leaders from other political outfits are looking AAP as an option again The most notable among those who may join the AAP is Navjot Singh Sidhu The former India cricketer who ‘idolises Prime Minister Narendra Modi’ quit the Rajya Sabha this week Interestingly he was nominated to the Upper House from Punjab only this April Sidhu fell out of favour with the top BJP leadership after he was denied the Amritsar Lok Sabha ticket Ignoring him the party fielded Arun Jaitley who lost to Congress stalwart Captain Amrinder Singh Eyeing the Punjab elections scheduled to be held next year Sidhu was sent to the RS But this rapprochement seems to have fallen flat He quit the party and is now planning to join the AAP Watch Video:Navjot Singh Sidhu Quits Rajya Sabha: What Next More jitters for the BJP are yet to come as there are reports that his wife and legislator Najvot Singh Kaur may also follow suit Sidhu’s decision seems to have come as a shocker to the BJP which was preparing the ground for state polls And if he joins the AAP Kejriwal stands to gain a leader who is popular in the state and has a track record of winning elections Freedom fighter Bhagat Singh’s niece Gurjit Singh Dhathh also joined the party’s Punjab unit on June 7 Along with her former India hockey team captain Surinder Singh Sodhi was also inducted into AAP Now it seems another former hockey captain and MLA Pargat Singh is also headed for the AAP after being suspended by AAP WATCH VIDEO: Keystrokes: Navjot Singh Sidhu’s Reverse Sweep Even as the BJP is grappling with Sidhu’s googly the wife of another party leader and former cricketer Kirti Azad Poonam Azad is well on course to join the AAP Speculation was rife yesterday when Azad retweeted reports which said his wife will join the AAP Poonam is spokesperson for the BJP in Delhi Read:In Kumar Vishwas’s pun-loaded tweet a message for BJP More good news came for Kejriwal from Gujarat Earlier this month BJP leader Yatin Oza ditched his party to join the AAP Oza made a startling revelation that BJP chief Amit Shah had a tacit understanding with AIMIM leader Asadudding Owaisi during the Bihar elections Owaisi though denied the charge The AAP had fought the Lok Sabha election from Gujarat but lost badly getting less than two percent of total vote share But Kejriwal has sniffed a chance in the state with Assembly elections due next year For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 28 2017 10:21 pm Shabana Azmi took to Twitter to admire Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana’s acting skills Related News Veteran actor Shabana Azmi has predicted that superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan will be a “good” actor The 66-year-old actor took to Twitter to compliment Suhana “Mark my words #SuhanaKhan is going to be a seriously good actor I’ve watched a short clip of her acting and it was terrific Bless her” wrote Shabana To this proud father superstar Shah Rukh Khan replied “How sweet are you to say that And of course when you say it then it’s big encouragement for the little one Thanks” Earlier this year Suhana’s acting skills received rave reviews after a short clip of her school play went viral on the social media Recently Suhana turned 17 and a few days ago her brother AbRam turned four Both mommy and daddy Khan had shared a picture of AbRam sweetly resting his head on Sun’s chest At various interview and chat shows Shah Rukh Khan has said that Suhana has more interest in becoming an actor How sweet are you to say that & of course when u say it then it’s big encouragement for the little one Thanks http://s.tco/hfFW8hx3o2 — Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) May 28 2017 Also read:Katrina Kaif Anushka Sharma join Shah Rukh Khan in Anand L Rai’s next film Has it been titled Katrina Meri Jaan “If she gets into the field that I already am in somewhere even without wanting even though I would like to avoid it the life lessons will permeate on to her through me And I’ve already done it Why would you want to learn from something that has been seen I’ve been there done that; find something new go beyond I’m not saying go beyond me and learn and come back and all only I don’t think she needs this kind of a shadow over her So go out” Shah Rukh Khan had said about his daughter’s wish to become an actor For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Updated: February 3 2017 5:47 am Top News TAKING UP a petition seeking a CBI probe into the allegations against Punjab Inspector General of Police Naunihal Singh and his kin amassing properties worth crores through benami transactions in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday issued notices to four respondents — CBI Punjab Vigilance Bureau Naunihal Singh his father-in-law and former Haryana advocate general Hawa Singh Hooda Hearing a petition filed by Ludhiana resident Jaswinder Pal Singh Walia a division bench comprising Chief Justice Shiavax Jal Vazifdar and Justice Anupinder Singh Grewal directed all the respondents to file their replies by March 29 Others who have been issued notices include Naunihal’s brother and Gujarat cadre IAS officer Roopwant Singh Directorate of Enforcement and Union Ministry of Home Affairs Watch:International Powerboat Race Launch Dramatically Halted By JCB Trucks It was on July 6 2015 that the High Court on Walia’s petition had directed the Punjab Vigilance Bureau director to conduct a detailed probe into the allegations within six months and if required to take further appropriate action in the case The Vigilance Bureau had given a clean chit to Naunihal and his kin but now Walia in his petition has alleged that the Vigilance Bureau had conducted a one-sided inquiry and given a clean chit to Naunihal and his aides Walia has sought directions to set aside the Vigilance Bureau’s inquiry report and to hand over the case to the CBI and the ED for further investigation under the Prevention of Corruption Act and the Money Laundering Act The petitioner in his 1635-page petition has also attached sale deeds of the properties purchased by Naunihal and his kin in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh The petitioner has mentioned that the Vigilance Bureau report’s para 171 though mentions “an individual can own only 373 acres of dry land under the Land Ceiling Act of Tamil Nadu and that Sh Naunihal Singh owns 4967 acres of dry land but still fails to initiate any action on him and his aides” Walia has submitted that the Vigilance Bureau’s report mentions that Naunihal owns 1739 acres of land in Andhra Pradesh But it is factually incorrect as is apparent from sub-para (xi) of para no 71 wherein the Vigilance Bureau director has mentioned that “Naunihal Singh has further given intimation under Rule 16 of the All India (Conduct) rules 1968 to the Punjab government regarding purchase of 52 acres of land in district Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh for a sum of Rs 32 lakh” The petitioner has alleged that similarly 30 acres of land is owned by Naunihal’s brother Roopwant Singh in Andhra Pradesh and two-acre land at Dera Bassi which is worth more than Rs 3 crore and 50 acre land is owned by Joga Singh paternal uncle of Naunihal in Andhra Pradesh However the Vigilance Bureau has given no credence to these astonishing facts and figures reads the petition The petitioner has submitted that he came in contact with Naunihal in 2002 when he was Ludhiana SSP and alleged that Naunihal gradually allured him to invest money with him in multi-crore land projects in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh but his land is currently in illegal possession of Naunihal He has submitted that due to this cross- FIRs have been registered by him and Naunihal For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top Newslived in inclusive multi-ethnic towns, The buzz is the filmmakers are considering three titles and those are Sambhavami, experts in the sponsorship industry said. 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The department is also planning to arrange similar training for the minority community students to help them crack joint entrance examinations, an official said For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsMumbai: Stylish batsman Ajinkya Rahane who has been named the vice-captain for India’s upcoming tour of the West Indies said he enjoys taking responsibilities and the new role will help him to improve his performance "I had toured the West Indies as part of India A around 3-4 years back at that time the wickets were little slow In international cricket there will be different wickets I have heard there is good bounce and pace in Barbados Jamaica" Rahane told PTI in an interaction in Mumbai "At the same time I feel the wickets may be spin-friendly We will get the idea of the wickets once we go there But it is an exciting tour in the West Indies We are going with a young Test team We have done well recently and so we are looking forward to the tour" he added Ajinkya Rahane AFP Talking about his new role as a vice-captain Rahane said: "As a vice-captain there will be responsibilities and I like to take responsibilities When I toured Zimbabwe as a captain I learned a lot from my team-mates it was a good experience and we had won in Zimbabwe "There is certainly a sense of responsibility when going to West Indies I enjoy taking responsibilities and I will learn new things from this team and it will be important how I go ahead step by step" said Rahane who was given the Ceat Special Award at a ceremony in Mumbai Asked if being a vice-captain would affect his batting he said: "All these things are in the mind and how you think about such things is important and I don’t think that captaincy and vice-captaincy make any difference on batting "As a captain or a vice-captain I can give my more than my best because there is responsibility When you represent the country your mindset is completely different This will help to improve my performance" he added Rahane also said that he will look to pick the brains of Sachin Tendulkar and Sunil Gavaskar before the West Indies tour in July-August "Whenever they (Sachin Tendulkar and Sunil Gavaskar) are available I try and converse with them about each tours Before going to West Indies if I can meet them I will ask them about their experience conditions and what kind of cricket is played there If they are available I will like to speak to them" he said Terming the BCCI’s decision to play day-night cricket in Duleep Trophy as "good" Rahane said the board has taken the decision considering what will happen in the future "Playing Duleep Trophy under lights will give a better idea about how conditions change Conditions in the afternoon are different than what it is in night and how much dew make a difference all these factors can be gauged" By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: January 21 2016 4:09 am Former Forward Bloc leader S P Tiwari during a press meet in Kolkata Wednesday Partha Paul Top News As many as eight Central Committee members of Forward Bloc including the state presidents of some states resigned from the party on Wednesday alleging that the party had swayed from the ideologies of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and announced the formation of a separate party Samajwadi Forward Bloc S P Tiwari from Kolkata Hans Raj Akela state president of Uttar Pradesh Padma Kamal Phukan state president of Assam Ratneswar Gogoi state secretary of Assam Ram Avatar Pachauri general secretary of Madhya Pradesh Satyendra Narayan Singh vice-president of Bihar P S Jayraman member of the state secretariat of Tamil Nadu and Hari Singh Sahani from Punjab — they signed their resignation letter and faxed it to Forward Bloc general secretary Debabrata Biswas The letter said these leaders along with thousands of supporters had lost trust upon the secretariat which failed to carry forward the legacy of Bose and thus they tendered their mass resignation They also alleged that the party had failed to attract young countrymen and was now limited to serving the “vested interest of some people by coronating them on the seat of power” Talking to mediapersons Tiwari said the Samajwadi Forward Bloc along with national committee members of 12 states would be floated on January 23 Netaji’s birth anniversary “Other central committee members would also join the party that day” Tiwari said The Left leader said the symbol of the new party would be a tricolour with a jumping tiger Asked about their stand in the Assembly elections Tiwari said it would be decided by the Central Executive Committee and the Parliamentary Board of the party which would be formed soon He added that the newly formed party would join hands with like-minded political people or party Biswas refused to comment on the issue “I do not want to comment on it It is not significant enough” he told The Indian Express For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Updated: March 13 2016 11:57 am Mohammad Reza Golzar says that he is learning Hindi for the first Indian-Iranian film collaboration “Salaam Mumbai” also starring Dia Mirza (Source: Twitter) Related News Iranian superstar Mohammad Reza Golzar says that he is learning Hindi for the first Indian-Iranian film collaboration “Salaam Mumbai” also starring Dia Mirza “This film is in three languages – Persian English and Hindi and I’m learning Hindi” said Golzar on the sets of the film “This is the first project between Iran and India and we’re almost finished three days left It’s about one month and a half we’re in Mumbai We took lot of risks because it was the first project I think it will be a good start because we made a bridge between Iran and India and I hope it will be so continuously” The film has been directed by Iranian director Ghorban Mohammadpou and Golzar said that the film will be releasing in the next two to four months “It’s a love story I’m a medical student a surgeon and I fall in love with Dia in this movie” he said and termed Dia who also plays a medical student as “lovely” Golzar had started out as a guitarist for an Iranian music band and then he ventured into acting doing films like “Sam o Nargess” “Kalagh Par” “Eshgh Tatil Nist” among others “It was my second movie out of the country (Iran) I have lot of offers right now I am considering them” he added Dia has uploaded numerous pictures with Golzar on her Twitter profile including one in the doctor attire and the stethoscope from the shoot For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Partha Sarathi Biswas | Pune | Updated: June 10 2016 1:04 am Inclusion of eggs in the mid-day meal scheme has been a long standing demand from various quarters Related News AROUND 105 lakh students in Maharashtra who partake the mid-day meals served in schools might soon be able to get eggs on their platter State Minister for Women and Child Development (WCD) Pankaja Munde said that the government has held two meetings in this regard already “We are positive in moving this file” she said Inclusion of eggs in the mid-day meal scheme has been a long standing demand from various quarters This move many had pointed out would help in addressing the issue of malnourishment among school students As per the economic survey of Maharashtra around 910 per cent of the children in Maharashtra in the age group of 0-5 years are malnourished It is estimated that around 40 per cent of the children are malnourished across the country While replying to a debate in the state assembly the government had said that Maharashtra had seen more than 1000 deaths of children last year due to lack of proper nourishment Eggs in mid-day meal in fact has been taken up previously too The animal husbandry commissioner had written letters to principal secretaries of women and child development school education rural development and the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) to include eggs in the various nourishment meal schemes being run by their department Other than mid-day meals the state government also arranges for such meals for pregnant women in anganwadi as well as the various residential schools being run for the tribal children Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news The commissioner’s letter had pointed out while nationally180 eggs are consumed per person per year in Maharashtra only 43 eggs are consumed per person per year “It is requested to include eggs in the various nourishment schemes being run by the department” the letter read Last year a joint review mission (JRM) constituted by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) had stated that inclusion of eggs in the mid-day meals actually improved attendance in schools The JRM had visited Maharashtra Telengana West Bengal and Assam and observed the working of mid-day meal scheme in the schools in those states In West Bengal egg curry is served twice a day and the JRM had observed better attendance on those days At present Bengal Telangana Odhisha Tamil Nadu Jharkhand Andhra Pradesh Assam Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh are the states where eggs are served in the mid-day meal Munde said they are the implementing agency for the scheme Raju Bhosale executive member of the National Egg Coordination Committee (NECC) said if introduced this scheme will have a domino effect in rural employment as well “Maharashtra produces around 1 crore eggs per day while the demand is for 15 crore eggs per day The state gets eggs from the neighboring states to meet its demand” he said Introduction of egg in mid-day meal will help the growth of egg production in the state For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: November 2 2016 1:37 pm Top News Pop star Mariah Carey and her ex-husband Nick Cannon have reportedly finalised their divorce and agreed on joint custody of their five-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe The 46-year-old “Hero” singer and the TV personality 36 married in 2008 in The Bahamas and later welcomed fraternal twins Moroccan and Monroe in 2011 However the pair announced their decision to go their separate ways in August 2014 with Cannon filing for divorcein December that year Carey has been reportedly pushing Cannon to settle their divorce for over a year so she could marry her new partner James Packer to whom she got engaged in January According Cannon finally signed off on papers recently with a pre-nuptial agreement apparently making property settlement straightforward “She gets what she earned during the marriage and he keeps what he earned” a source said It is also claimed that Nick and Mariah have agreed on joint custody of their five-year-old twins with neither entitled to child support The news of Mariah’s divorce finalisation comes after she hit headlines late last month with reports surfacing alleging that she had split from Australian billionaire Packer Rumours suggested the couple’s very different lifestyles and Mariah’s upcoming reality TV show had contributed to the separation but her representative later spoke out to set the record straight More from the world of Entertainment: The spokesperson confirmed the couple has decided to take some time apart admitting the singer has not seen Packer since cutting short a vacation in Greece in September However the representative insisted that the couple will address the status of their relationship in due course The couple began dating in June 2015 and Packer proposed to Carey with a massive 35-carat diamond ring during a private dinner in New York in January this year For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top News state minority department officials said. when you were appointed Principal.
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Top News India discard Harbhajan Singh was named the captain of the North Zone team for the Syed Mushtaq Ali inter-zonal T20 tournament, “secular” opponents of Hindutva are projecting it as a case of “freedom of choice” in marriage. it generally lasts between 10 to 14 years. He is one who understands romance, is, the hosts have suffered one setback in the absence of fast bowler Shanon Gabriel. ? ???? ?? ?000 people. read more