Adult Learners Ready for More Education Workplace

first_imgThanks to support from the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning, 73 metro-area adults are a big step closer to a better career. The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning is an initiative of the Department of Labour and Workforce Development. Since its inception in 2001, more than 2,700 Nova Scotians have graduated with a high school diploma for adults. More than 400 will graduate this year. Students are graduating from Nova Scotia Community College campuses throughout the metro area. There are 50 graduates at the Akerley Campus, 18 at Institute of Technology Campus on Leeds Street, and five from the Waterfront Campus in Dartmouth. “Expansion of the program to accept students at the new Waterfront Campus this year is indicative of how the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning responds to the real needs of Nova Scotian adults,” said Mark Parent, Minister of Labour and Workforce Development. “Graduates of the school have improved their education, which prepares them for greater success at home, in the community and in the workforce. “I congratulate all adult learners who return to learning to upgrade their skills. They are making a better life for themselves and their families, and, ultimately, they are contributing to the continued prosperity of our province.” The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning co-ordinates a range of education programs for adults who want to improve their literacy skills or complete their high school diploma. Programs are tuition-free and offered at more than 150 sites across the province in partnership with the Nova Scotia Community College, regional school boards, Université Sainte-Anne and community-based learning organizations. Students graduating from the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning at the Akerley and Institute of Technology Campuses attended Nova Scotia Community College convocation ceremonies today, June 17, while the Waterfront Campus convocations take place Wednesday, June 18, at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.last_img read more

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Marks Jails Construction

first_img On July 3, the province awarded the construction tender for the project to Bird Construction. This is the third and final phase of the project. Pine Breeze Logging Services, a Mi’kmaq firm, cleared the trees and prepared the land for construction in September 2011. Then, over the winter, Nova Construction Co. completed site preparation work, which included installing sewer, storm and water lines. The Town of New Glasgow and the Municipality of the County of Pictou also worked to bring water, storm and sewer infrastructure to the site. For more information, visit www.gov.ns.ca/just/Corrections/NENS.asp . A new correctional facility in Pictou County will inject millions into the provincial economy during its construction and create scores of good jobs in the years ahead. At an official groundbreaking ceremony today, July 16, Justice Minister Ross Landry was joined by Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Maurice Smith, local MLA Clarrie MacKinnon, Pictou County Warden Ronnie Baillie, community representatives, law enforcement and correctional services and sheriffs staff. “This is an exciting time for Pictou County and the justice system,” Mr. Landry said. “This facility will create many good jobs for the area. I look forward to watching the facility take shape, knowing that we will soon have a safer, more efficient correctional system.” The new facility, which replaces two ageing jails, will make the correctional system in Nova Scotia safer and more efficient by reducing capacity pressures at other facilities. “On behalf of the County of Pictou, we appreciate this investment in infrastructure of the jail that will provide long-term benefits to the county through construction, full-time jobs and services,” said Mr. Baillie It is expected to be complete in mid-2014. There will be more than 100 jobs at the facility, 70 of them new positions. Key features of the facility include: 81,000 square feet in size 200 beds six day rooms health and dental suites electronic drug detection systems state-of-the-art closed-circuit TV monitoringlast_img read more

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AAP MLA Jarwal alleges he was shot at by criminal

first_imgNEW DELHI: AAP legislator Prakash Jarwal alleged that an illegal liquor supplier fired three gunshots at him on Wednesday during the inaugural event of a water pipeline in Sangam Vihar in south Delhi. Police denied the claim. Jarwal, who represents Deoli in the Delhi Assembly, said the incident occurred at 10 am when Rajesh Sahashi fired three rounds at him and threatened him with dire consequences while he was inaugurating the pipeline on Sangam Vihar Bandh Road. The police said they had not got any written complaint from the MLA. Jarwal alleged that the accused was chasing him for some days and police had taken no action despite his requests for security. “My life is in danger. I will formally lodge a complaint with the police,” he told the media. Deputy Commissioner of Police Vijay Kumar said: “The firing was not reported in CCTV footage collected from the spot.”last_img read more

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Soledad OBrien To Be Honored With Civil Rights Award

first_imgAward-winning broadcast journalist, executive producer, advocate and philanthropist Soledad O’Brien will be awarded the Dorothy I. Height Award at the YWCA USA Annual Conference on Thursday, June 12, 2014 in Washington, D.C. at the Grand Hyatt Washington.This award is presented to an individual who has had a national impact in the field of racial justice in the United States. Honorees are selected based on criteria that reflect Dr. Dorothy I. Height’s significant civil rights contributions: service in a leadership role, commitment to racial equity and a high standard of courage, integrity and steadfastness in support of the YWCA’s mission to eliminate racism and empower women.“For more than two decades, Soledad O’Brien has brought issues of racial justice to the forefront, and right into our living rooms,” said YWCA USA CEO Dara Richardson-Heron, M.D. “From her coverage of major news stories, like Hurricane Katrina and the crisis in Haiti, to her examination of what it means to be black and Latino in America. Through her professional commitment to racial justice, and her personal mission to help disadvantaged young women across the country get a college education, Soledad O’Brien exemplifies the life and work of civil rights pioneer Dorothy Height, and we are honored that she will join us at the 2014 YWCA Annual Conference.”“I am humbled to receive an award named for civil rights icon Dr. Dorothy Height, who spoke out on issues of race, class and gender, and devoted her life to furthering justice and freedom for not only women, but for people of all races and gender,” said Soledad O’Brien. “Journalism provided me with a national platform to talk about racial issues, to ask the tough questions and have those uncomfortable conversations, and I am committed to continuing that dialogue.”Soledad O’Brien is a dedicated philanthropist and advocate in the fields of racial justice. Over the past decade, she was at the forefront of the biggest news stories, and she was the originator of the critically acclaimed documentary series on race, Black in America and Latino in America. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, O’Brien co-founded with her husband Brad Raymond “The Soledad O’Brien and Brad Raymond Starfish Foundation,” which awards scholarships to 25 disadvantaged young women to attend college.The Dorothy I. Height Award is presented as part of the annual YWCA Women of Distinction Awards, which celebrate women from across the United States who have demonstrated excellence, leadership, and integrity in their fields and in their communities, serving as role models for other successful women. For more than 150 years, the YWCA has honored leaders whose work has truly made an impact on women’s empowerment and racial justice. In addition to the Dorothy I. Height award, the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards include honorees for contributions in four key areas of public life: Corporate Social Responsibility, Military/Veterans Affairs, Philanthropy and Policy, and Civic Engagement. Previous honorees at the Women of Distinction Awards gala include former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth, actress and activist Eva Longoria, philanthropist Patty Stonesifer, Sharon Love, co-founder of One Love Foundation, and Allstate Insurance Co.last_img read more

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Report rips costly decisions in California wildfire fight

first_imgLOS ANGELES — A new report criticizes decisions made to stop a 2016 fire in California’s Big Sur area that became the costliest wildfire fight in U.S. history.The report released this month by a firefighting group says the U.S. Forest Service spent tens of millions of dollars to fight a fire long after it burned into wilderness and posed little threat to lives or homes.It cost $262 million to fight the Soberanes Fire that destroyed 57 homes. A bulldozer operator was killed fighting the fire.The fire burned for nearly three months until October and charred 206 square miles (534 square kilometres).The report by the Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics, and Ecology says the fire was an example of “excessive, unaccountable, budget busting” efforts to suppress fire at all costs.The Forest Service says it is committed to reducing costs of fighting big fires.Brian Melley, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Morocco British Council organizes a global seminar on international collaboration in

first_imgTaroudant- The British Council will organize an annual global skills partnership seminar “Bringing the Learning Home 2013”. The seminar, which will be held in Casablanca on November27-28, will focus on international collaboration in the skills sector.The event, which will host regional and international skills employers and policy makers from “more than fifteen countries”, aims to “facilitate and develop innovative international skills partnerships in the skills sector between organizations in the UK and around the world,” says the Birtish Council in a press release.“Bringing the Learning Home provides invaluable networking opportunities, and acts as a springboard to the further development of international partnerships,” Ilham Nasser Al Maskari, Coordinator, Higher College of Technology in Oman, said. According to the news release, the program for the seminar includes “sessions on partnership initiation and development; facilitated networking opportunities with key international stakeholders; and the announcement of funding opportunities to support new partnerships with Morocco in 2014.”The British Council has been a major partner and sponsor of educational and cultural events and programs organized by different actors in the field of English language teaching and cultural studies in Morocco.Roland Singer-Kingsmith, who is organizing the conference, and in charge of managing the British Council’s new Skills for Employability program in Morocco, told MWN that the associations and existing project leaders that are working in the education sector in Morocco, more specifically those involved in advancing the English language teaching in the Moroccan schools, “are invited to take part in the seminar which will give  them opportunities to create partnerships with the international skills employers and world stakeholders from more than fifteen countries that will attend the seminar.”© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

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KY Moms Demand Action hosts gun violence rally Saturday

Speakers will be Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Anita Franklin, director of Antonio Franklin, Jr. Violence Intervention Program.The rally kicks off Saturday at 11 a.m. and will take place at the Jefferson Square Park at 301 S 6th Street in Louisville. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) — The Kentucky Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is hosting a rally in Louisville Saturday in response to the recent mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas.The rally is to honor the lives cut short by gun violence and demand common-sense gun reform. Volunteers will demand action from their senators to pass a strong federal Red Flag bill and legislation to require background checks on all gun sales.- Advertisement –

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Opinion Cleveland Browns lack consistency to win games

Cleveland quarterback Josh McCown hangs his head as he walks off the field after throwing an interception to Oakland safety Charles Woodson to end the Browns’ late fourth quarter drive on Sept. 27 at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. Credit: Courtesy of TNSThe Cleveland Browns’ 2-6 record ranks them second to last in the AFC North. Recently, on Sunday, the Browns faced the Arizona Cardinals which resulted in a 34-20 loss. The game revealed a key factor that hinders the Browns from having success: the lack of consistency in team performance.The lack of consistency stems from the injuries the Browns have sustained on offense and defense. Quarterback Josh McCown has had multiple injuries that have led to him sitting out for short periods of time on multiple occasions.Then there is Joe Haden, a Pro Bowl cornerback, who has been inactive for four of the nine games due to various injuries. Haden is an important player for the Browns’ defensive secondary. The former Florida Gator brings experience and leadership that the other cornerbacks can follow.However, Haden’s season has been a tumultuous trainwreck. He’s been torched by opposing receivers often — most recently Arizona’s Michael Floyd, who dusted Haden for a 60-yard score.The Browns started the game strong forcing two fumbles, which they used to rack up two scores. The Cardinals receiving corps had only one touchdown in the first half, as the Browns secondary kept scores to a minimum. Until after halftime, that is, when the Browns defense lost two important players due to concussions, Haden and safety Donte Whitner.Shortly after their departures, the Cardinals found offensive matchups that led to 27 unanswered points. The Cardinals offense was successful in large because of the two injured Browns players. The result of the game would have been different if it weren’t for the Browns’ sudden injuries and inconsistency on both sides of the ball.Offensively, McCown is too inconsistent for the Browns to win. The Cardinal defense shut Cleveland’s offense down completely. The Browns didn’t score at all during the second half, leaving the defense to struggle further. The inconsistent play has been the deciding factor in the previous losses, as well. Haden’s and Whitner’s presences are essential for the Browns to have long-term success. Those two players bring consistency to the Browns defense. Red-hot starts followed by ice-cold finishes are filled the Browns season. Unfortunately, that won’t get the job done in the AFC North. Until Cleveland finds its missing consistency, losing seasons will remain the norm. read more

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Amazing House Goes Up in 6 Hours and Costs Just 33k

first_imgStay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Modular 3D Printer Builds Sustainable HousesPrefab House Can Be Erected In Just 5 Hours center_img They say a man’s home is his castle. Castles frequently cost a lot of money and take a long time to build. Neither of those applies, however, to this amazing little abode.This pointy-roofed number is called M.A.Di — or “modulo abitativo dispiegabile” which I’m trusting Google to translate roughly as “deployable modular housing” and it costs as little as $33,000. Homes really don’t get much easier to deploy than this thing.It goes from a pile of panels to a finished home in just six hours. No massive construction crew is required, either. M.A.Di can be pieced together by just three workers thanks to its ingenious design. Watching the process in real time could be a bit boring, so here it is crammed into a one-minute-plus time lapse (with a much larger crew):How can a M.A.Di unit go up so quickly? Because it’s shipped to the construction site as a pile of pre-assembled panels. The main volumes feature hinged roof sections. Once they’ve been plunked onto the pad in the correct location by a crane, the same crane just needs to hook on the roof and give a good tug to stand it up. Workers can then go about fastening the rest of the sections.M.A.Di’s modern (and very white) interiorThe A-frame house is available in five different sizes. M.A.Di starts out as a 27 cubic meter unit with one bedroom and one bath. Upgrade to the luxury version with higher-end finishes and the volume expands to 46 cubic meters.Need even more room? There’s a 56 cubic meter version with two bedrooms and three beds, but the sleeping quarters are a little on the tight side. Vidal has designed two larger models — a 70 cubic meter two-bedroom cottage and a maxed-out 84 cubic meter, three-bedroom. The top-end unit costs around $74,000.last_img read more

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Tax Education Day in Grand Turk

first_img Cruise figures forecast to drop, says Tourism Director Minister of Works puts government buildings reconstruction post hurricanes at $8.6m Related Items:bohlale rakuone, caribbean organizationof tax administrators, department of finance, grand turk, HJ robinson high school, revenue department, tax education day Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrand Turk, 17 Nov 2014 – A tax education day is for residents in the nation’s capital, Grand Turk and its economic hub, Providenciales on Friday seemed to go well… Hosted by the Revenue Department of the Ministry of Finance, the hope is that residents will want to know how government makes money and what government does with money once it gets it in. The open house on Taxpayer Education was being held at the Town Center Mall in Provo and at Hibiscus Square in Grand Turk. The social media campaign and new jingle were rolled out Friday and the essay competition winner was awarded by the Caribbean Organization of Tax Administrators (COTA) … that winner: 15 year old Bohlale Rakuone of H.J. Robinson High School, Grand Turk. Recommended for you RBC Team off to Grand Turk with EZ Paylast_img read more

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Jail crews credited as Hilltop fire 70 percent contained

first_imgCrews from a pair of Western Washington jails were credited Friday for their contributions battling the now week-old Hilltop fire, which is more than 70 percent contained, according to the Washington Department of Natural Resources.The 150 to 200 people devoted each day to battling the fire have included more than 50 offenders from Cedar Creek Corrections Center in Thurston County and Larch Corrections Center in Clark County. “Offender fire crews are cost-effective and productive,” Andy Aschenbrenner, a DNR incident commander, said in a press release. “When it comes to really fighting a fire, the offender crews are our key resource.”Some offenders are expected to be returned to facilities today with the fire mostly in hand. Fire lines have been drawn around a significant portion of the Yacolt Burn State Forest blaze’s perimeter.To this point, no injuries have been reported, despite difficult terrain around the 60-acre fire about 10 miles east of Hockinson. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.Two helicopters have alternately dumped water and flame retardant on the blaze throughout the week. Daily, nearly 10 fire engines and various other apparatus have been devoted to keeping the fire at bay.last_img read more

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How can the fleet industry help employers to control fleet costs

first_imgStatistics62.4%: The increase in alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) registrations in the UK in the second quarter of 2015. Across the EU, AFV registrations grew 17.4%, with electric vehicle (EV) registrations rising from 18,024 units in the second quarter of 2014 to 27,575 units in the same period in 2015. (Source: European Automobile Manufacturers Association, published July 2015)124.6g/km: The average amount of CO2 emitted by a new car sold in the UK in 2014. The European average was 123.4g/km of CO2, within the 2015 target of 130g/km of CO2. (Source: Provisional data from the European Environment Agency, published April 2015)1,376,889: The number of new car registrations in the UK in the first half of 2015. This represents an increase of 7%, the highest half-year performance on record. (Source: Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, published July 2015) Paul Hollick, chairman of the Institute of Car Fleet Management (ICFM), says the first question employers should ask themselves is: “What do they use the [cars] for?”This should be followed by further questions, such as when, how much and how often are cars used, why employers are introducing a company car scheme and what they are hoping to achieve by it, among others. Once this essential checklist of what, when, how and why has been examined, employers should then consider to what extent the scheme they are getting mirrors all of those aims, says John Webb, principal consultant at Lex Autolease.Look at the whole pictureA consistent and comprehensive approach to data collection and management can help to provide a complete picture of how much an organisation spends on fleet, and indeed on travel as a whole, which is an important metric when calculating cost savings and designing an effective travel strategy.However, in some cases, data sets relating to fleet costs, travel and corporate expenses may exist in silos within an organisation, presenting a challenge when it comes to determining overall costs.John Pryor, chairman of the Association of Car Fleet Operators (ACFO), explains: “It often sits in three different areas: travel in one area; expense and expense management in another area; and cars in another area. Bringing all of this together, we can see how much is spent on parking in a particular town and in a particular zone, how much is spent on fuel, and whether the car is a private car or company car.”Webb adds: “If you go to many organisations and ask what the total cost of ownership for their fleet operation is, a lot of them don’t know. Although they will know elements of it, [because of] the way organisations are structured, there may be delegated budgets, and elements such as fuel, for example, may sit within other areas. So how can [the fleet industry] help them?“One of the first things is to say ‘this is the total, whole life cost of your fleet and using best practice this is what it should be’, then identifying the variances and development policies to drive that cost down.”Looking at whole life cost can help an employer to gain a deeper and more accurate insight into the financial benefits that certain company car schemes can provide over a complete cycle and in the context of an organisation’s particular usage and aims. This could take into account factors such as fuel, insurance, service and maintenance costs, as well as the tax advantages and reduced national insurance contributions offered via salary sacrifice arrangements, and the potential savings delivered by lower- and ultra-low-emission cars (ULEV) over the longer term.According to the ACFO’s Pryor, a lack of understanding may lie at the root of this problem. “I think a lot of it is because people don’t understand,” he says. ”They might be looking at the price of the car rather than understanding that it’s about total cost of ownership; how much is it when you drill it down and take all the tax elements into account?”A thorough understanding of total cost can also serve as a valuable marker when calculating cash allowances that are offered as an alternative to company car schemes. Knowing the whole life cost, and perhaps consulting with an expert, could prevent an employer overpaying on cash allowances.Alastair Kendrick, director at MHA McIntyre Hudson, says: “The problem is that once you have promised someone X-amount of money, you can’t then take it away, all you can do is grandfather it. It’s very difficult, once somebody has [set this figure] to rewrite it.”Costs can be further controlled by viewing cash allowances and car schemes within the context of a complete travel and mobility strategy, including spend on trains, planes, cars, parking and tolls. Aligning travel and fleet, in terms of approach and data provision, can provide greater harmonisation and cost savings. Pryor explains: “It’s knowing what the travel spend is and what the fleet spend is and bringing those together.”Effective communication channelsIt is not just alignment between travel and fleet that can help employers to lower costs, because balancing the objectives of interested parties within an organisation can also reap rewards. Colin Tourick, Grant Thornton Professor of automotive management at the University of Buckingham Business School, says that there can often be conflicting pulls within an organisation. For example, the human resources department might be looking for a car scheme with a high degree of flexibility, while a procurement professional will focus on minimising cost.Lex Autolease’s Webb believes that this is a scenario in which the benefits of using a consultancy become apparent because it can “come in and take an objective view of what disparate stakeholders within an organisation want”.Another group within the organisation whose views form a vital, and arguably the most important, role in this process is the employees. “How often do organisations ask the drivers [about the value they place in a scheme]? What does the employee feel about it? What is the direct impact on recruitment, retention and employee satisfaction?” asks Webb.Open and effective lines of communication between providers and employers are also key. “You need to have the right people both on the buyer side and the supplier side; there needs to be that level of stability,” says Webb.Having a manager or main point of contact within an organisation can be key to maintaining strong communication channels, and can also ensure the organisation is well placed to best utilise data provided by telematics systems, for example. “Whatever the developments in [technology], there needs to be a decision-maker who is going to take the data and do something with it,” says Webb.Moving away from a pure price focus and taking into account the depth of factors surrounding fleet may, for example, be aided by a degree of procurement upskilling. This can be further facilitated by shared industry insights and knowledge, particularly in the small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) market and across sectors where corporate priorities and approaches to fleet may differ from those of larger employers. Indeed, Toby Poston, director of communications and external relations at the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA), says that a simple, dashboard-style information set could provide an entry point for smaller firms with less experience of company car schemes. It would help increase their understanding of the process and the key factors to take into account when implementing a scheme.According to Tourick, it is, sometimes incorrectly, assumed that organisations have a complete understanding of the benefits, risks and issues surrounding schemes, which may result in less information being imparted to employers than to consumers.A lack of understanding could have an impact on spend and cost efficiency. For example, when it comes to employee car ownership (Eco) schemes, Tourick says: “[There can be] a huge amount of misunderstanding within an organisation about how they work, but they really do deliver significant soft cost savings.”Hollick adds: “[Employers] need to make sure that somebody in the [organisation] understands the scheme all the way through, not just upfront for the first year.”Webb believes it is the industry’s role to ensure that employers are fully aware of the advantages and implications of introducing company car schemes.“I think there is an obligation to make sure that we are compliant with all financial regulation and that the customer fully understands the choices [made] because, ultimately, the choice is theirs. So they need to understand the tax implications and that understanding [must be] passed on to the end user.” When an employer is considering launching, reintroducing or altering a company car scheme, there are a number of factors it should take into account to ensure that it opts for the package that is best suited to its needs and those of its staff.center_img If you read nothing else, read this…Looking at whole life cost can provide a more complete picture of spend and cost savings.Bringing together data on fleet, travel and expenses from across an organisation can help an employer to identify and control costs.The fleet industry can offer employers insights and share best practice, which can increase cost efficiency.last_img read more

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The FOLIO 100

first_imgWelcome to the 2014 FOLIO: 100 and 20 in Their 20s, our annual list of the magazine and media industry’s innovators, entrepreneurial thinkers and disrupters. As it does each year, the list represents every facet of publishing from every corner of the industry—big and small publishers in the consumer, B2B, regional and association markets. This year, we’ve also included our annual recognition of the younger go-getters-men and women in their 20s who are driving innovation at their organizations and who might well be considered the future leaders of our industry.last_img

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55 lakh worth Kalyana Lakshmi Shaadi Mubarak cheques

first_imgArvapally (Suryapet): Thungathurthi MLA Gadari Kishore stated that the State government stands on top position when it comes to implementing welfare schemes.On Wednesday, the legislator distributed Kalyana Lakshmi and Shaadi Mubarak cheques, worth Rs 55.06 lakh, to 55 beneficiaries at a programme held at Tahsildar’s office. Speaking on the occasion, Gadari Kishore stated that welfare schemes including Kalyana Lakshmi, Shaadi Mubarak, Rythu Bhandu, Rythu Bima and Aasara pensions have been reaching people in time because of the efforts put in by the TRS government led by Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao. Also Read – Lack of facilities at Kodangal bus stand irks commuters Advertise With Us Stating that Suryapet district has become fertile with Godavari waters through Kaleshwaram project, the MLA informed that people must make use of welfare schemes launched by the government. ZPTC D Veera Prasad, MPPs D Manisha and M Renuka, Tahsildar Shahin, Sarpanch B Sunitha, MPTC K Padma and Mandal Party President Surender Reddy, local leaders and beneficiaries participated in the programme.last_img read more

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MP Vijayasai Reddy urges Centre to support spinning mills

first_imgAmaravati: The YSRCP Rajya Sabha MP V Vijayasai Reddy has requested the government to extend support to the spinning mills, which are facing financial crisis. The MP has taken the mills issue to the notice of the government during the Zero Hour in the Rajya Sabha. He said the situation is so critical that production holiday has to be declared to reduce the production cost. He also added that the price of cotton supplied to the mills has also increased. With the insidious demand created by the CCI, the textile sector is running into losses, MP Vijayasai Reddy said.last_img

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Kareena Kapoor Khans TV debut with reality show set to make her

first_imgKareena Kapoor KhanInstagramAfter Shilpa Shetty, Sonakshi Sinha and Shahid Kapoor, rumour has it that Kareena Kapoor Khan is set to make her television debut as a judge of a reality show.According to a Pinkvilla report, the gorgeous actress has been approached to take the judge’s seat for the biggest dance reality show on a popular channel. “Kareena has had two to three meetings with the channel with regards to the show. Talks for the same are on and Kareena is most likely to give her nod,” a source told the web portal.Although Bebo hasn’t yet signed the dotted lines, the report said that the remuneration per episode for Kareena is touted to be one of the highest one. If the deal gets sealed, the Veere Di Wedding actress will be the highest paid actress to judge a reality show.The reality show, however, is not the much-hyped Nach Baliye 9 although she was approached for it, things didn’t work out between the actress and makers. Rumour has it that Kareena has been approached for the new season of Dance India Dance.On the work front, the leggy lass has just wrapped up shooting for Good News along with Akshay Kumar, Diljit Dosanjh and Kiara Advani. The film will see Kareena playing a pregnant woman. Good News is scheduled to release on September 6, post which the actress will start working on Karan Johar’s Takht.Coming to the much-talked-about celebrity dance reality show Nach Baliye 9, rumour has it that Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput have been approached to judge the show. Although the couple hasn’t signed the deal, there were reports that the makers of the reality show had also approached Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani to take the judges’ seat. Katrina Kaif was also in news for having been approached to judge Nach Baliye 9. Kareena Kapoor Khan to play cop in Hindi medium sequel.Instagramlast_img read more

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Piramal Group eyes stressed assets of real estate developers Report

first_imgSoaring bad loans of Indian banks and unproductive assets of real estate developers are being seen as an opportunity by the Piramal Group. It intends to turn them around by partnering with the developers and, in the process, reduce the stressed assets of banks. A Mint report said that the group’s unlisted real estate firm is on the lookout for buying land parcels of real estate developers who are facing cash-crunch.”Piramal Realty will look at good, prime parcels of land with a clean title from distressed developers and is already in talks for as many as five deals, ” Anand Piramal, the group’s executive director who manages the real estate business, told the daily.”It’s a good time to be in the market,” he added.In August 2015, Goldman Sachs bought a minority stake in Piramal Realty for $150 million and in the preceding month Warburg Pincus invested $268 million in the company that has about 10 million square feet under development in India’s financial capital, Mumbai.Piramal Enterprises Ltd, the group’s listed entity, had recently announced a $893 million fund with the participation from Warburg Pincus and Co. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to buy stressed assets, or non-performing assets (NPAs), of Indian lenders.Last month, the group’s Piramal Fund Management (PFM) had said that it would be investing about Rs 15,000 crore as pre-sanctioned loans to developers, the Financial Express reported. “These pre-sanctioned funding limits will allow our select real estate development partners to pursue opportunistic acquisitions without worrying about their external financing requirements which typically tend to distract them from the project specific underwriting,” PFM managing director Khushru Jijina said.Also read:Budget 2016: FM Arun Jaitley removes dividend distribution tax on REITs, paves way for listingThe Piramal Enterprises stock was trading at Rs 906 at around 1.25 p.m., up about 0.60 percent from its previous close.The cumulative gross NPAs of 24 listed public sector banks, including that of State Bank of India and its associates, stood at Rs. 3,93,035 crore as of December 31, 2015, up 50 percent from Rs. 2,61,918 crore a year ago and nearly 1.5-times their total market value of about Rs 2,62,955 crore, according to a PTI report.last_img read more

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With Violence Spiking Mothers Day Ceasefire Right On Time

first_imgBy Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, syoes@afro.comEven as Baltimore was tagged as, “the nation’s most dangerous city,” by USA Today back in February, what the nation wasn’t aware of was our city was in the midst of its fourth consecutive month of decreases in crime across the board for the first time in several years, according to Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh.On February 2, during the last Baltimore Ceasefire weekend, not only were there no murders, but the Ceasefire ushered in almost two weeks without a shooting death in Baltimore.Clearly, that many consecutive days without a homicide had not happened here in the last three years at least. For the first time in a long time there was cautious optimism among some that perhaps we had turned a corner on violence, with more decreases (compared to the last three years) registered in March.But, then came April.Sean Yoes (Courtesy Photo)With 32 homicides in the month, Baltimore was back to its murderous ways. And in May, among the seven murdered in the first eight days of the month two were teens. An unidentified (at AFRO press time) 16-year old was gunned down on a basketball court on May 8, the 99th homicide victim of 2018. Three days earlier on May 5, the murder of Ray Antwone Glasgow, III sent shockwaves through several communities.Glasgow 17, a standout student athlete (he played football and lacrosse) at Baltimore City College High School, has been described as, `the epitome of a good kid.’ By all accounts Glasgow was not a part of the nefarious street life that has claimed so many lives in this city. In a post dated June 27, 2017, Glasgow wrote, “Rather make regular money, than popular money, that’s why I sit in class.”Baltimore police believe Glasgow’s murder was a case of mistaken identity.“There were four occupants in that vehicle, at this point we don’t think any of the occupants of that vehicle were intended targets,” said Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa, who attended the division A championship lacrosse game, along with Mayor Pugh, between City and Mervo on May 7.“Detectives have been working on this case since Saturday (May 5), and have yet to stop,” added De Sousa.As the city sits at the brink of 100 homicides on May 9, after more than a month long spike in homicides and violence, once again our city is in desperate need of a Ceasefire, a breather from murder and mayhem when `nobody kills anybody.’“All other Ceasefire weekends were scheduled to occur during the first weekend of the month. We consciously decided to move the May Ceasefire weekend to fall on Mother’s Day to acknowledge parents (mothers and fathers), brothers, sisters, and loved ones who lost people,” said Letrice Gant, one of the founding organizers of Baltimore Ceasefire 365.“We asked people to consider and support fathers specifically this Ceasefire since they are equally impacted, but less likely to be as publicly vocal as mothers,” added Gant.Since its organic beginnings last August, Ceasefire continues to gain momentum; the outreach has grown more expansive and the number of people and organizations volunteering services beyond the weekend activities, (including legal services), continues to increase. Perhaps, most importantly, each of the Ceasefire weekends have been less violent than the previous one.The goals are the same. Create life-affirming events, help people to get the resources that they need, put the unity back in the community and avoid violence to save lives,” said Gant.Sean Yoes is the Baltimore AFRO editor and host and executive producer of the AFRO First Edition video podcast, which airs on Monday and Friday at 5 p.m., on the AFRO’s Facebook page.last_img
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Jon Grudens 2008 Draft Day Call to Aqib Talib is Pretty Great

first_imgJon Gruden will take his second crack at the draft as the head everything for the Raiders, and desperately needs to hit some home runs to jumpstart his reboot in Oakland. Before Chucky was shown the door in Tampa, he hit on exactly the type of player he’s looking for now with lockdown corner – and part time chain snatcher – Aqib Talib with the 20th pick in the first round of what would be his final draft with the Bucs.NFL Films tweeted out a video of the actual call from Gruden telling Talib he’s going to be a Buc, and Gruden is as intense and fired up about it as you would imagine Jon Gruden would be on draft day. Talib is also excited, and is ready to put on pads after Gruden asks him if he can stop then Carolina All-Pro Steve Smith.This is just great stuff, man. I’ll tell you what.Coach Gruden had @AqibTalib21 jumping for joy on draft day back in 2008. Wonder who Gruden has his eye on this week 🤔 #HeyRookie pic.twitter.com/UT6cE1ThJi— NFL Films (@NFLFilms) April 22, 2019 Advertisementlast_img read more

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Ole Ole Ole eTravel Blackboard features FIFA 2010 World Cup result

first_imgAre you suffering from FIFA fever? Well, never fear e-Travel Blackboard has a cure for what ails you. During this month’s 2010 World Cup, e-Travel Blackboard will publish the daily results of each FIFA world cup match thanks to The Africa Safari Co. Be sure to check e-Travel Blackboard daily to see how your favourite team is faring. http://www.etravelblackboard.com/showarticle.asp?id=104261&nav=182 Source = e-Travel Blackboard: C.F <a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/26e65/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&amp;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a>last_img

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