Gaza UN agencies mete out cash for shelter

24 February 2009Gazans whose homes were damaged or destroyed in the Israeli offensive that ended last month have, to date, received more than $7 million in cash from United Nations agencies in a distribution that began last week. Some 3,800 families have benefited so far from the distribution by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), according to the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territory. To meet long-term shelter needs of the displaced, UNDP plans for 10,000 families to get between $1,000 and $5,000 in cash aid, according to family size, current socio-economic status and level of home damage, the agency said last week.It adds that major repair of damaged houses cannot be done until construction materials are permitted into the Gaza Strip, where, it estimates, over 14,000 homes were totally or partially damaged in three-weeks of fighting. Israeli authorities have not allowed such materials to enter since last November, though the Security Council, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other UN top officials have repeatedly called on the country to fully open crossings into Gaza for humanitarian goods and reconstruction materials.Israel, which launched its operation with the stated aim of ending rocket attacks by Hamas and other groups, says it has restricted access to the Strip both in response to attacks and for other security reasons. read more

Thonda submits resignation letter

Thondaman, the Minister of Livestock and Rural Community Development, is a Member of Parliament representing the Nuwara Eliya District.He is the leader of the Ceylon Workers’ Congress and an advocate for the Indian Tamils of Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette) The resignation was over some posts in the government sector, sources told the Colombo Gazette.President Rajapaksa had sent Minister Maithripala Sirisena to meet Minister Thondaman in an attempt to settle the dispute. Minister Arumugam Thondaman has submitted his resignation letter to President Mahinda Rajapaksa.The letter was submitted this evening. However the President has not accepted the letter. read more

Canadian dollar rises as December job creation blows past expectations

by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 4, 2013 4:38 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Canadian dollar rises as December job creation blows past expectations TORONTO – The Canadian dollar closed higher Friday amid data showing much stronger than expected job creation in December.The loonie was up 0.1 of a cent at 101.31 cents US as Statistics Canada reported the economy created 40,000 jobs last month. Economists had believed that only about 5,000 positions would be turned out in December after a surge of 59,000 new jobs in November.At the same time, the unemployment rate edged down to a four-year low of 7.1 per cent from 7.2 per cent.There was also positive news from Canada’s biggest trading partner as the U.S. Labor Department reported that the American economy created 155,000 jobs in December.That was in line with heightened expectations after payroll firm ADP reported Thursday that the U.S. private sector cranked out 215,000 jobs last month.The loonie had been lower earlier in the morning as the American currency strengthened in the wake of indications that the Federal Reserve could wind up its bond buying stimulus program by the end of the year.Minutes from the Fed’s latest policy meeting last month showed that policy-makers expressed broad support for the central bank’s plan to buy bonds to support the U.S. economy. But there was a split over how long to continue the purchases.Some of its voting members thought the program should continue throughout the year, while others felt it should be slowed or stopped before the end of 2013 amid concerns that the continued bond purchases, known as quantitative easing, would destabilize the economy.Lower commodities had pressured the loonie with the February bullion contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange falling $25.70 to US$1,648.90 an ounce.The Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing program has been supportive of gold prices. Bullion has looked attractive as an inflation hedge since the QE program has involved printing more dollars to buy up bonds.March copper fell two cents to US$3.69 a pound while February crude on the Nymex gained 17 cents to US$93.09 a barrel. read more

Brock University celebrates homecoming weekend

Brock University’s Homecoming Weekend has arrived.More than 700 Brock alumni are expected to attend the festivities being held September 17-20 at and around the University.From class reunions to alumni recognition events to Badgers home games, homecoming weekend is one of the biggest weekends of the year at the University. One of the highlights will be the much-anticipated Red Dinner Saturday night complete with food trucks, local wine and live music. Though registration is closed for events, some tickets are still available. Contact for more information.The following are a list of events planned for Homecoming weekend:THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 173-5 p.m. Golf Tournament (Brock Golf Course)6:30-9:30 p.m. Café Crawl7:15 p.m. Men’s Hockey vs. Guelph, Steel Blade Tourney (Seymour-Hannah)FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1812-1:30 p.m. Grape Stomp (Jubilee Court)3 p.m. Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts Grand Opening Celebration7:15 p.m. Men’s Hockey vs. Windsor, Steel Blade Tourney (Seymour-Hannah)*Four FREE shuttles for Brock students will be leaving Friday at 6:30 p.m. near Isaac’s patio8 p.m. Alumni Pub Night (Mansion House)SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1911 a.m. Official Homecoming Party (Isaac’s)12 p.m. Turf Field Opening Ceremonies (Turf Field)12 p.m. Women’s Rugby vs. Laurier (Rugby Pitch)1 p.m. Women’s Soccer vs. York (Soccer Pitch)1 p.m. Men’s Lacrosse vs. Western (Turf Field)1 and 2 p.m. Tour of Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts1-3:30 p.m. Free family swim (Eleanor Misener Aquatic Centre)1, 2 and 3 p.m. Campus Tours (Meet in Schmon Tower Lobby)2 p.m. Men’s Rugby vs. Toronto (Rugby Pitch)2 p.m. Making Scents out of Wine (Meet in Schmon Tower Lobby)2 p.m. Scotch Tasting (4th Floor Cairns Lounge)2 p.m. & 3 p.m. Tunnel Tours3:15 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. York (Soccer Pitch)3:30 p.m. Women’s Lacrosse vs. Laurier (Turf Field)4 p.m. Men’s Rugby Seconds Game (Rugby Pitch)4 p.m. Alumni Recognition Reception – 4th Floor Plaza Building5 p.m. Red Dinner (In front of Schmon Tower)7:15 p.m. Men’s Hockey vs. Guelph, Steel Blade Tourney (Seymour-Hannah)SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 202:15 p.m. Men’s Hockey Steel Blade Championship (Seymour-Hannah)ALUMNI REUNIONSIn addition to the amazing lineup of events taking place all weekend, there are more than 20 exclusive reunions taking place. Visit for more information.ALUMNI GTA SHUTTLE The Alumni Association is offering an exclusive free shuttle bus to and from Niagara on Saturday Sept. 19. Visit for more information.PARKINGParking is available in Zone 1 for homecoming events Saturday. read more

Art exhibit receptions to mark International Womens Day

Brock’s arts community will mark International Women’s Day on Thursday, March 8 with two art exhibition receptions.On display at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts Visual Arts Gallery and student exhibition space, “Silent Areas: The Spaces in Between” features the work of third-year Visual Arts student Sarah Martin and recent Brock Visual Arts graduate Cat Stambolic (BA ’17).The exhibition, which initially opened Feb. 15 and runs until Saturday, March 24, explores the disconnect between mind and body, deemed ‘silent areas.’ Exploring the theme separately through their previous work, the pair came together to create the exhibit, which investigates “connections between mind and body; specifically, what happens if and when that connection is interrupted,” explained Stambolic.Both women are strong advocates of mental health.“Our work hangs in conversation with each other’s,” Stambolic said, and is “truly representative of the open dialogue we need to create regarding mental illness.”Her work featured in the show is directly related to her own sensory experiences, which resulted in feeling a disconnect from her physical body.“The process of making these pieces was a way to resolve these sensations and emotions, re-envisioning them as tangible sculptures,” she said.Martin uses her photographs to create visual representation of “restlessness and unconsciousness, how feelings of anxiety can create out-of-body experiences and feelings of existentialism.”Her work in this exhibit depicts women exclusively in order to “refocus the narrative of women creating work featuring women, instead of from a male perspective,” she said. “Using the female figure in a powerful way reclaims ownership of the female body and creates a new narrative of empowerment and self-reflection.”Both artists will be at the exhibition’s reception to discuss their work on Thursday, March 8 from 5 to 8 p.m.Also that evening, from 6 to 8 p.m., is the opening reception of “Expressions of Today/Expressions d’aujourd’hui” at the Niagara Arts Centre, 354 St. Paul St.Featuring work from Brock’s Studies in Arts and Culture, and French Studies students, the exhibit explores contemporary expressions in art and literature, with pieces creating unusual stories mixing narrative and art-making.“Expressions of Today/Expressions d’aujourd’hui” will be on display at the NAC until Friday, March 16.For information on upcoming events, visit the MIWSFPA website. read more

Does our Housing Minister know how many homes are at risk of

first_img Social Democrats Councillor for Dublin Bay North By Cian O’Callaghan 29 Comments Jun 20th 2017, 6:30 AM Cian O’Callaghan 580 Views ‘Does our Housing Minister know how many homes are at risk of rapid fire spread?’ In Ireland, the concerns of residents about fire safety in several housing developments constructed hastily during the Celtic Tiger boom have fallen on deaf ears, writes Cian O’Callaghan. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article THE DEVASTATING FIRE at Grenfell Tower could have been avoided if the legitimate concerns of residents had been listened to. In Ireland, the concerns of residents about fire safety in several housing developments constructed hastily during the Celtic Tiger boom have fallen on deaf ears.As a local councillor I’ve worked with residents in developments affected by fire safety concerns. Due to a lack of assistance from official bodies in providing accurate information to homeowners, I’ve had to make extensive use of Freedom of Information requests to get to the bottom of what is known by the fire brigade, local authorities and the Department of Housing about fire safety defects.Here are five crucial questions that the New Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy TD should answer as a matter of urgency if he is to show that he is serious about tackling fire safety defects in housing developments in Ireland.Will he publish the Fire Safety Review that his Department has sat on for the last 15 months? On March 31 2015, a fire spread rapidly destroying a terrace of six new build houses in half an hour in Millfield Manor, a timber frame estate.  An investigation was launched by the local authority which found major fire safety deficiencies.In September 2015, the then Minister for the Environment, Alan Kelly, announced a review to “develop a framework for general application” in homes where concerns had been raised about fire safety. A full 15 months after the review was completed, the government has still not published it.Will the Minister publish this as review as a matter of urgency and start the important work of implementing its recommendations to address fire safety defects?Is he aware of the extent of the problem in Ireland and that a larger number of estates built during the last housing boom have fire safety defects? While about 30 Celtic Tiger era developments that have been reported in the media to have fire safety defects, it is widely understood that a much larger number of developments are at risk.Is the Minister aware how many homes built during the last boom are at risk of rapid fire spread? Documents released to me under the Freedom of Information Act show that his department has been aware of this problem over the last 10 years. Will he ask his officials why they haven’t been acting on this knowledge over the last decade?Will he abolish self-certification and replace it with independent inspection of buildings to ensure compliance with building control regulations and fire safety regulations?The abolition in 1990 by Fianna Fáil of rigorous independent building control inspections carried out by local councils and its replacement with a system of self-certification by builders has proved disastrous. This system which has been reformed in recent years now involves sign off by an architect or qualified professional hired by the developer.Certification is issued based on an opinion that the buildings are constructed in compliance with the building regulations rather than an actual independent verification that the regulations are adhered to.Will he restore the system of rigorous independent building control inspections that were in place before 1990?Will he investigate the failure of councils to use their building control powers to pursue developers that were found to be in breach of fire safety regulations?In several documented cases, local authorities have failed to use their extensive powers to hold developers to account and ensure that they fix fire safety defects and pay for these works.For example, in January 2007 fire spread rapidly to four units in a newly constructed timber frame estate in North County Dublin. The blaze broke out during remedial works after a small piece of fiberglass ignited and fell onto a balcony damaging the timber frame structure and spreading into the party wall and then the wall cavity. Luckily this fire started during the daytime and a workman on the scene alerted the fire brigade immediately. Had this fire occurred at night when residents were sleeping the consequences could have been much more serious.The local authority commissioned two separate reports which confirmed that there were more than 10 separate types of fire safety defects present in units on the estate. The council failed to take effective building control action against the developer to ensure the problems were rectified, and neglected to inform residents and local councillors about the defects uncovered.Will the Minister investigate the failure of local authorities to pursue developers despite their statutory fire safety, planning and building control functions?Will he abolish the 5-year statute of limitations that lets rogue developers off the hook?If a local authority fails to take effective building control action against a developer within 5 years of the completion of construction, a 5-year statute of limitations kicks in. Often it takes years for defects to be discovered – fire safety defects might only emerge after the rapid spread of a fire which demonstrates that fire stopping measures were not put in properly during construction.This statute of limitations lets the developer off the hook and transfers the responsibility for bringing the housing up to standard on the unsuspecting homeowner. There is no accountability for the developer who has sold a substandard and unsafe home. Will the Minister introduce legislation to abolish the 5-year statute of limitations for developers?Cian O’Callaghan is a Social Democrats Councillor for Dublin Bay North.‘My patients die younger and develop chronic conditions earlier than affluent patients’>Coming out on the Late Late: ‘Gay mirrored the prejudice that existed at the time’> Share167 Tweet Email Short URL Tuesday 20 Jun 2017, 6:30 AMlast_img read more

Microsoft vise le bilan carbone neutre

first_imgMicrosoft vise le bilan carbone neutreHier, le géant américain de l’informatique Microsoft s’est engagé à obtenir un bilan carbone neutre lors de son prochain exercice fiscal. Cette annonce intervient après que Greenpeace ait épinglé le constructeur sur ces mauvais résultats en termes d’émissions de CO2.Le groupe informatique américain Microsoft s’est engagé hier à avoir un bilan carbone neutre pour son prochain exercice fiscal, qui débutera en juillet. “Le but est de rendre nos différentes divisions responsables du coût que représente la compensation de leurs émissions carbones”, a indiqué le directeur d’exploitation de Microsoft, Kevin Turner. Cette initiative n’est pas innocente puisqu’elle intervient un peu plus de deux semaines après un rapport de l’organisation écologiste Greenpeace qui souligne que Microsoft (et Amazon, Apple et Twitter) est un gros pollueur. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Ce même rapport invitait le groupe à utiliser des énergies propres pour leurs services d’informatique dématérialisée externe (“cloud”) puisqu’Amazon et Microsoft sont notamment accusés de trop consommer d’énergie électrique issue du nucléaire et du charbon. “L’annonce d’aujourd’hui que Microsoft va avoir un bilan carbone neutre est une bonne première étape”, a estimé hier Gary Cook, un analyste de Greenpeace cité par l’AFP. “Toutefois le diable se cache dans les détails, et les détails montreront si Microsoft est leader pour nous emmener dans un “cloud” propre, ou s’il continue à s’en remettre au charbon”. La question mérite en effet d’être posée puisque Microsoft prévoit d’acheter des crédits carbones pour compenser la consommation d’énergie tirée du charbon plutôt que de basculer sur les énergies vertes, selon M. Cook.Le 9 mai 2012 à 13:01 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Riverdale Retreats to the Lodges Lodge and Languishes

first_img Riverdale has been on hiatus for a month, and it’s been promising something big when it returns. Did it deliver? Not really. Instead, we got a series of entertaining, dramatic, truly Riverdale moments that all fizzled out and blended together. It’s a shame too, because the show started with a really great premise.Hiram wants Veronica out of town while some unsavory dealmakers are in Riverdale. He sends Archie and Veronica for a quiet weekend away in his getaway cabin. Betty and Jughead come too, and for a single solitary second, it looks like it’ll be a fun couples retreat. Then Cheryl, jealous that she wasn’t invited, calls Jughead and tells him that Betty and Archie kissed. This weekend is off to a great start. Fortunately, Jughead has about as cool as Veronica was about the whole thing. If anything, he’s just bothered that Betty didn’t tell him when he confessed his makeout session with Toni. What makes things more awkward is that Jughead isn’t just here to relax with his girlfriend. He’s here to investigate. He wants to know exactly what Hiram Lodge is planning for the south side.KJ Apa as Archie, Lili Reinhart as Betty, Camila Mendes as Veronica and Cole Spouse as Jughead (Photo: Katie Yu/The CW)Part of what makes the episode so entertaining despite its problems is that there’s palpable tension underneath each line. Veronica wants to make everything normal and OK when everything is very clearly not. You know what’s sure to make everything better? Sexy swimsuit hot tub time! Wait, did I say better? I mean way freaking worse. Especially once Veronica proposes that she and Jughead kiss to make up for Betty and Archie’s indiscretion. Jughead readily agrees despite the obvious discomfort of both Archie and Betty. Maybe he and Veronica aren’t as OK with the kiss as they’re letting on. Well, at least Betty has a solution. It involves a corset and her Dark Betty black wig. And yeah, the thing walls and squeaking beds make everything way more awkward. Especially with Archie suddenly feeling like he has to prove his masculinity. It also doesn’t help that he gets caught spying for Hiram. Because he’s an idiot who has no idea what subtlety is. Dude. Be loyal to your girl. It doesn’t matter if her dad likes you if she doesn’t.She explains as much, and everything seems back to normal, for a second. Every time a phone rings, it starts another fight, because this episode can’t find a conflict to carry the whole story. This time, it’s Jughead’s dad. It turns out Hiram bought the trailer park and told all the serpents they could stay. Ostensibly, it’s because of his article, but he doesn’t trust that for a second.Archie and Veronica try to convince him to take it as a win, and another fight ensues. Yeah, I’m with Jughead on this one. There’s no way Jughead is doing this out of the goodness of his heart. Even more damning, Betty gets a frantic call from her mom. It turns out Hiram Lodge bought the paper. He owns the land and he controls the media. That’s always a good combination. By this point, you realize that this is an episode based on moments, rather than a cohesive story. Each scene is perfectly tuned to elicit gasps from fans. It’s certainly entertaining, but watching a show spin its wheels gets boring after a while no matter how good it is at it.Camila Mendes as Veronica and KJ Apa as Archie (Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW)At least it leads to a decent confrontation. Everyone gets way too personal. Everything we’ve been making fun of these characters for since the show began, they call each other out for. Jughead calls Archie simple. Veronica brings up Betty’s dark wig roleplay. It’s petty and pointed and I am here for it. It’s the scene we’ve been waiting for all episode and the show pivots away from it as fast as possible. Rather than a climactic falling out, it’s just another moment nobody could figure out how to resolve, and that’s super disappointing.So instead, we have a robbery. Two men recognized Betty and Veronica during their shopping trip earlier and decide the lodge is the perfect target for a robbery. The scene that follows is legitimately scary. Partly because the hooded men give Archie flashbacks, but also the uncertainty and dread builds exponentially by the second. It’s so terrifying watching the thief follow Veronica into her room to get her wallet. It feels like a small triumph when she activates a silent alarm. Even if it does end with Hiram’s guard seemingly shooting the thief with Archie only a few feet away. Eh, what’s another dark secret in that big, dumb red head of his?Ashleigh Murray as Josie (Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW)Back in Riverdale, things are just as tense as they are at the Lodge lodge. We finally get some forward movement in Josie’s story. This season set up so much with her early on and delivered on absolutely none of it. It still isn’t, really, but the story it does tell at least goes somewhere. Josie figures out that her mother is having an affair with Sheriff Keller. She doesn’t handle it too well. She immediately tells Kevin what’s going on, causing a huge blow-up among both families. This whole subplot revolves around everyone left in town going to a screening of Love, Simon the teen rom-com that comes out this week. Yeah, it’s super obvious product placement, and it sucks. The entire episode grinds to a halt so it can hawk a movie.At least this part of the episode set up some decent storylines for the rest of the season. Kevin runs into Moose and Midge and it becomes very clear that their relationship isn’t as open as Moose implied. Midge is completely unaware that Moose and Kevin have been seeing each other, despite what Moose has been telling Kevin. She has no idea he’s gay, even when he comments on male actors’ bodies. He could not be making it more obvious, yet she remains his unwitting beard. It sucks for Kevin. You really do feel for him, but for us, it could be fun to watch this particular pot boil over.Casey Cott as Kevin (Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW)What’s more interesting is Cheryl’s story. Riverdale has finally decided to stop having her be a mean girl line delivery system and start treating her like a human being. As petty, mean and annoying as she can be sometimes, she’s had a hard life. It’s natural she’d lash out in some way. Now, we learn why she’s been so mean to Toni ever since she showed up. It turns out Cheryl had a best friend who would sleep over all the time. That friendship eventually grew into something more. Cheryl’s mom found them sleeping in the same bed and called Cheryl a deviant. That is some Blossom-ass homophobia right there. Toni immediately sees what’s going on and comforts her. We’re seeing the beginnings of another relationship, and it’s a promising sign that Toni’s “I’m more into girls anyway” line wasn’t just pure shock value. Turning it into a visible, hopefully supportive relationship is a step in the right direction if Riverdale handles it right. No matter how clunky and movie trailer-sounding the dialog in this scene was.So yes, this episode had some bright spots. You could argue that it was made up almost entirely of bright spots. They just combined to create an oddly dim whole.  Taken on their own, each scene was filled with exciting character drama and fun, brutal dialog. When put together in one episode, none of them come together the way you want. None of the good moments is explored enough to lead anywhere. The final scene at Pop’s is the show literally throwing all these disparate plot ideas into the same place and hoping some kind of conclusion comes out of it. It doesn’t, but at least it set up some promising stories for the rest of the season. The ingredients are all good, they just didn’t work as a stew. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetcenter_img ‘Riverdale’ Season 4 Trailer Toasts to a Mysterious Senior YearSDCC 2019: ‘Riverdale’ Cast Spills Details on Core ‘Mystery’ for Season 4 last_img read more

Own house still distant dream for poor in Mahbubnagar

first_imgMahbubnagar: The much hyped double bedroom houses scheme of the State government is still a distant dream for the poor homeless people of Mahbubnagar district. Though the State government had sanctioned about 10,360 double bedroom houses to both Mahbubnagar and Narayanpet districts in the past, the government called tenders for the construction of only 10,013 houses so far, of them the contractors signed agreement to construct 6,605 houses in both the district. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us However, since the beginning of construction of double bedroom houses in the year 2016, during the past three years only 2115 houses have been completed. The district administration has allocated 330 houses to the beneficiaries, while the remaining 1785 double bedroom houses are left idle without being allocated to anyone. It is said that so far the government spent Rs 135.49 crore and could complete only 2115 houses while the remaining houses are under construction and in various stages. During the past three years, except at one or two places, the construction activity of the double bedroom houses is going at snail’s pace in Mahbubnagar district. Also Read – GHMC distributes saplings to KV students Advertise With Us So far the officials could complete the double bedroom houses only in the urban parts of Mahbubnagar, while those in rural areas the construction activity is yet to be taken up. The double bedroom houses under MLA quota are also not being taken up as expected because neither the officials nor the local MLA is taking keen interest for the construction. Advertise With Us However, the double bedroom houses promised by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, during his visit on an earlier occasions to the people of Old Palamuru, Pata Kota and Veerannapeta colonies were constructed successfully within the given time. Of the 2470 houses taken up for construction at Adarshnagar in Christianpally and at Divitipally village in Yedira, the officials have completed works on 1895 houses. While in other parts, the officials have completed 20 houses near Nijalapur in Devarkadra mandal another 200 houses in Jadcherla mandal. Of the total completed houses the officials have allocated 20 houses in Nijalapur and 310 houses at Adarshnagar to the poor homeless beneficiaries. Though the 1585 double bedroom houses at Deivitipally have already completed more than 6 months ago, the officials are still listing out the eligible beneficiaries and it has been inordinately delayed for reasons unknown. It is said that the contractor who had build the houses at Divitipally is not handing over the houses to the government because the government has not cleared the bill of the contractor. “it is true that there has been a little delay in the construction of the double bedroom houses mainly because, the contractors were not showing interests, however, after constant persuasion, they have started construction and the pace is picking up now. We will very soon see we are on the verge of completing 2000 more houses soon,” said M.V. Ramana Rao, Special officer, overlooking the double bedroom construction programme in Mahbubnagar. All said and done, the poor people, who were looking eagerly for the double bedroom houses have now lost the enthusiasm and many have already lost hope of getting the same. “The government is just playing gimmicks and fooling the people by keeping them in false imagination. I feel the government is in no mood to help the poor homeless people. It has been already 6 years past now but not a single beneficiary in the villages has got the benefit of double bedroom houses,” said Hariram of Jadcherla from Shankarayapally village.last_img read more

Balaji Telefilms reports Rs 662 crore profit in Q3 to raise Rs

first_imgBalaji Telefilms, an entertainment content provider with interests in films and television programmes, reported consolidated net profit of Rs 6.62 crore for the quarter ended 31 December, 2015, as compared to a net loss of Rs 6.95 crore in the corresponding period last fiscal.Net sales from operations stood at Rs 73.15 crore, up 2.19 percent from Rs 71.53 crore in the year-ago period, the company said in a regulatory filing to the BSE on Friday.Balaji Telefilms also announced that it will raise Rs 150 crore by issuing 10,720,000 shares to institutional investors Atyant Capital India Fund – I, Vanderbilt University, GHI LTP Ltd, GHI HSP Ltd and GHI ERP Ltd, at a price of Rs 140 per share.”The issue price represents a 26% premium over the average of the weekly high and low of the volume weighted average share price of the Company during the past 26-week period. The proceeds of the issue will be utilised to catapult the launch and growth of ALT Digital Media Entertainment Limited (ALT Digital Media) – the Group’s foray into the B2C digital content business segment,” the company said.  Post the issue, which is subject to regulatory approvals, the promoters’ stake will come down to 40.6 percent. Their stake was 47.29 percent as on 31 December, 2015, the company said in an earlier regulatory filing.The share price of Balaji Telefilms closed at Rs 111.60 on Friday on the BSE, down 0.09 percent from its previous close.Balaji Telefilms is the producer of television serials such as “Naagin”, “Kumkum Bhagya”, “Ye Hai Mohabbatein”, some of which frequently make it to the weekly TRP ratings in the list of popular Hindi soaps.It also produces movies, with the latest one, “Kya Kool Hai Hum 3”, being released on 22 January this year. It had listed “Udta Punjab”, “Great Grand Masti” and “Azhar” as its upcoming releases in a corporate presentation released in December last year. The company’s main promoters include Hindi film actor Jeetendra Kapoor, his daughter Ekta Kapoor and son Tusshar Kapoor.last_img read more

PM Hasina says wants to resolve Rohingya crisis through talks

first_imgprime minister Sheikh HasinaTerming again hosting of over 1.1 million Rohingyas as a big burden for Bangladesh, prime minister Sheikh Hasina has said Dhaka wants to resolve the Rohingya crisis through discussions.“Giving shelter to such a huge number of Rohingyas is a big burden for us… we want to resolve the issue through discussions,” prime minister’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim quoted the PM as saying after her (PM) meeting with Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon in London on Monday evening (London time).Lord Ahmad currently serves as the UK minister of state for the Commonwealth and the United Nations.The press secretary told BSS over phone from London that Lord Ahmad assured all possible support on the Rohingya issue and said that the new British prime minister is aware of it.While discussing the issue of combating terrorism, both the prime minister and Lord Ahmad said that Islam is a religion of peace and does not support terrorism.In this connection, Sheikh Hasina said her government has created mass awareness about fighting terrorism involving the cross section of people.The prime minister also talked about existing communal harmony in Bangladesh saying that people of all faiths are performing their respective religion freely.Sheikh Hasina informed Lord Ahmad that the government is establishing Islamic research centres across the country to uphold the true spirit of Islam.The prime minister and Lord Ahmad discussed the Brexit issue.Lord Ahmad highly praised women empowerment in Bangladesh under the leadership of prime minister Sheikh Hasina.In this context, the prime minister said only education can ensure women empowerment.Describing various initiatives of the government for ensuring women empowerment, Sheikh Hasina said the government recruits 60 per cent of teachers at primary level from women.Expressing satisfaction over the existing wonderful relations between Bangladesh and the UK, they hoped that the ties will be strengthened further in the days to comeLord Ahmad was accompanied by his spouse Siddiqa Ahmad, while PM’s principal secretary Md Nojibur Rahman and Bangladesh High commissioner to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem were present at the meeting.last_img read more

Revealing the mystery

first_imgHere’s another treat for dance lovers.  Indian Council for Cultural Relations in association with Sadhya brings for you The Mystical Forest – a contemporary dance production based on Mayurbhanj Chhau. The performance will witness Indian and International artistes like Carolina Prada from Columbia and Gaura Prema from USA collaborating to create some magic on stage. The act is scripted by Nalini Sharma, choreographed by Santosh Nair, music composed by Upmanyu Bhanot, light design by Gyandev Singh, costume design: Alpana and Neeraj.The performance explores soul within the forest as its inhabitant. This act attempts to avail the vocabulary of dance of Mayurbhanj Chhau with strong tribal influences and grounded movements with contemporary interpretation. Through this act the artists portray varied experiences, emotions, rituals and celebrations of the inhabitants and their life within the forest. Mark in your calenders!last_img read more

IATA predicts global airline profits to hit 298 billion in 2017

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