Liberals say they are looking at ways to provide minimum income to

first_imgOTTAWA — The Trudeau Liberals haven’t shut the door on a guaranteed-income program in their search for ways to help workers adapt to an unsteady and shifting labour market.In separate interviews, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos appear warmer to the idea than they have before, when they argued the Canada Child Benefit, among other measures, amounts to a guaranteed minimum income.A guaranteed minimum income at its core is a no-strings-attached payment governments provide instead of an assortment of targeted benefits.Trudeau says it’s one of the tools the government is looking at to help Canadians who are struggling.Duclos says the current suite of federal programs could one day be enhanced to provide a minimum income of sorts to all Canadians, particularly those without children who aren’t eligible for federal family or seniors benefits.However, both are clear that the federal government won’t step in to revive a minimum-income pilot project Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s government cancelled shortly after coming to office.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

eBay Founder Donates 500000 To Refugee Support In South Sudan

first_imgeBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam have donated US$500,000 to UNHCR’s emergency operation for tens of thousands of refugees in South Sudan.Pam Omidyar said she and her husband, who created the eBay auction site in 1995, had been inspired to help on a personal level after hearing about a visit in July to UNHCR-run refugee camps in South Sudan by three members of The Elders, a grouping of respected international figures dedicated to promoting peace and human rights.Archbishop Desmond Tutu and former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari, both Nobel Peace Prize laureates, together with Mary Robinson, a former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, met Sudanese refugees during a visit to Yusuf Batil Camp in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state. The distinguished visitors said they had come to show solidarity with the forcibly displaced.Pam Omidyar said the couple, who have long supported efforts to bring peace to the region, were also compelled to act “at a humanitarian level” by the displacement crisis over the past year in the Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile regions.“Our donation to UNHCR is intended to provide urgent assistance to alleviate human suffering, while we continue to address the root causes of the forced displacement of people,” she said. The Omidyars hope their donation will spur further giving from individuals, corporations and foundations.“Gifts like this have a direct and immediate impact on the lives of refugees on the ground. We are tremendously grateful for the consistent support from the Omidyars. They can be assured that their gift will help save the lives of some of the most vulnerable in South Sudan,” said Vincent Cochetel, UNHCR’s representative in the United States.Since June last year, tens of thousands of people have fled fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North and sought sanctuary in South Sudan, which only gained independence last year. Their needs are great and UNHCR staff are working around-the-clock to provide protection and assistance. The health of children is a particular concern, with 15 per cent of those under five in Yusuf Batil camp suffering from severe acute malnutrition.The refugee agency has called on donors to provide US$219 for its Sudan emergency operation this year. To date, only a third of this amount has been pledged, leaving UNHCR with serious funding challenges.The Omidyars are known for their philanthropy. The couple have contributed more than US$1 billion to causes ranging from poverty alleviation to human rights to disaster relief.To learn more about their work, go to www.omidyargroup.com.Source:UNHCRlast_img read more

ICC announces star-studded commentary line-up for WC

first_imgNew Delhi: The International Cricket Council announced a star-studded lineup of commentators for the upcoming World Cup in England and Wales. The complete list has a total of 24 names and it includes Michael Clarke, who was captain when Australia lifted the trophy in the previous edition of the tournament. Harsha Bhogle, Sanjay Manjrekar and Sourav Ganguly are the Indian commentators for the mega event. Kumar Sangakkara, who recently became the first-ever non-British president of the Marylebone Cricket Club, is the only Sri Lankan commentator. Pakistan’s Wasim Akram and Ramiz Raja, and Bangladesh’s Athar Ali Khan are also part of the panel. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju Brendon McCullum, who captained New Zealand to a runners-up finish in the 2015 tournament, is also part of the commentary panel. Regional broadcasters are also expected to add to the list of names. Full list of commentators for 2019 World Cup squad: Nasser Hussain, Michael Clarke, Ian Bishop, Sourav Ganguly, Melanie Jones, Kumar Sangakkara, Michael Atherton, Alison Mitchell, Brendon McCullum, Graeme Smith, Wasim Akram, Shaun Pollock, Michael Slater, Mark Nicholas, Michael Holding, Isa Guha, Pommie Mbangwa, Sanjay Manjrekar, Harsha Bhogle, Simon Doull, Ian Smith, Ramiz Raja, Athar Ali Khan and Ian Ward.last_img read more

AARP chief How living to 100 changes our ideas about aging

Jo Ann Jenkins is the CEO of AARP, the world’s largest non-profit, nonpartisan membership organization. AARP is focused on helping people “improve their quality of life” as they age; it has more than 38 million members.Jenkins joined AARP in 2010 and became CEO in 2014. Previously she was chief operating officer at the Library of Congress, one of her many roles in public service. She is the author of “Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every Age,” a book about changing society’s views on aging. She is the first woman to be named CEO of AARP on a permanent basis.Answers are edited for length and clarity.Q: AARP focuses on people over 50, what a massive slice of the population.A: It is a huge population, over 110 million people over the age of 50 in the U.S. alone.We call this the longevity economy, meaning that people over the age of 50 are actually contributing more than $7.6 trillion dollars in annual economic activity. In fact, if this cohort were a country — based on its economic value — it would be number three behind the US and China. People over the age of 50 do spend an awful lot and contribute a lot to the economy: 51 cents of every dollar spent by someone in the US is spent by the person over the age of 50.Q: And that money, what are they spending it on?A: They usually are spending it on the same kind of things as millennials: home, entertainment and health care. I would put those three things at the top of their list.Q: Something you talk about in your book is challenging outdated beliefs about retirement and aging. What do you see as some of the most common misconceptions?A: A generation ago, middle age was 40. Certainly middle age has moved up to the 50s and 60s. Think about it — a 10-year-old child today has a 50% chance of living to be 104.So if you look at the 100 year lifespan, how do we start changing that perception of aging? How do we think about life if in fact 50% of us may soon be living to be 100? How do we rethink adolescence? How do we rethink work? Do we really have to stay in one place for 30 years like our parents did? Or are we going to have three and four totally different careers over the course of a lifetime?So the book is about shattering those outdated beliefs and stereotypes — even the idea that everybody wants to retire at 62.I think what we’re seeing is that in fact, close to 40 per cent of our members say they want to continue working past traditional retirement age — either because they want to or because they need to. And we know that people who continue to work or even volunteer can live longer than people who don’t.So all those misperceptions of what people want when they retire or what they want to do in their older life I think is being totally torn apart by the idea that people are going to live longer, healthier — and hopefully in better financial shape — than they had in the past.Q: Speaking of financial shape, retirement savings — or the lack of — is a huge concern. What do you see as a priority to help ensure that everyone doesn’t spend their old age in poverty?A: Well that’s exactly why we hope that people are saving their own money, that hopefully they have a pension or 401(k) at their place of work and that they’re not solely dependent on Social Security because we think you have to have all three of those.And right now we are in the middle of this huge fight to bring down the cost of prescription drugs. We know the older you get, the more prescription drugs you take. And the fact is that some people are spending 30%, 40% of their retirement income on the cost of prescription drugs that they depend on. It’s one of those things that really cuts back on their financial security.Also, when Social Security was put in place, people were retiring earlier and living shorter lives. It’s all the more reason we need to address these issues of Social Security solvency and also adequacy so that it’s here for not just our generation but generations to come.Q: What drew you to this job? You’ve got plenty of background in D.C. but what drew you to this niche?A: I’ve always worked in jobs that are focused on giving back and helping others, whether it’s in government service or in the private sector. And AARP had asked me if I would come to head up their charitable arm, which focuses on low income and vulnerable individuals. After two years I was asked to come to AARP the parent to be the chief operating officer and then 18 months later to be the CEO.So when I came to AARP, my intention was to be running the foundation for a long, long time. But you know I’m here in the CEO position and I love the work that AARP is doing. And I tell the staff all the time that I get excited to come to work every day knowing the impact we can have. Not many people get to work in a job that they love and so I find myself fortunate to be in this position.My message is really how do we start looking at aging in a positive way? For many of us it’s our own perception of aging that is the bigger problem than societal reflection of it.I know for me, I’m living at 61 very different than my parents lived when they were 61. And we are all still in the workplace and we’re all being very productive and I think that what’s important is that this age cohort is living very differently and contributing to society and is not just being a burden in terms of their cost, but they really are the backbone of the economic activity in the U.S.Sarah Skidmore Sell, The Associated Press read more

Sir Michael Wilshaw Bringing back grammar schools is tosh and nonsense

first_imgHe said: “If grammar schools are the great answer, why aren’t there more of them in London?”If they are such a good thing for poor children, then why are poor children here in the capital doing so much better than their counterparts in those parts of the country that operate selection?”I appreciate that many grammar schools do a fine job in equipping their students with an excellent education.”But we all know that their record of admitting children from non-middle-class backgrounds is pretty woeful.”Bring back grammar schoolsAccording to latest figures from the National Grammar Schools Association, England has 164 state-funded fully selective schools, while Northern Ireland has 69.The creation of new grammar schools was outlawed by the Tony Blair administration.But reports last month suggested the Prime Minister was considering sanctioning around 20 institutions in mainly working class areas in an effort to improve social mobility.The idea of bringing back grammar schools has also been backed by many. Graham Brady,  MP for Altrincham and Sale West and Chairman of the 1922 Committee, has led calls to end the ban.He said: “If we believe in choice and variety in education and we are driven only by what works, how can we maintain the statutory ban on new selective schools?” 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. Sir Michael Wilshaw, the chief inspector of schools, has said the idea of bringing back grammar schools is “tosh and nonsense” and would be a “profoundly retrograde step”.The head of Ofsted said the selective model – long favoured by many Conservatives – would fail the poorest children.Reports have suggested Theresa May, the Prime Minister, is getting ready to bring back grammars.The plans have received the endorsement of influential corners of the Tory Party.Last month GCSE results in Northern Ireland saw a boost in performance compared to England thanks partly to its grammar school system.But Sir Michael, who is due to leave his post after five years this autumn, said: “The notion that the poor stand to benefit from the return of grammar schools strikes me as quite palpable tosh and nonsense – and is very clearly refuted by the London experience.”center_img If we believe in choice and variety in education and we are driven only by what works, how can we maintain the statutory ban on new selective schools?Graham Brady, MPlast_img read more

Motorist killed after losing control of motorcar

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedOne dead, another in critical condition in Berbice smash upApril 10, 2014In “Crime”Berbice biker dies after crashing into pedestrianAugust 19, 2019In “Crime”Pedestrian killed in accident on Berbice roadMarch 16, 2018In “Crime” A Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice (WCB) man has lost his life early Sunday morning after the motorcar he was driving turned turtle along the Experiment Public Road, West Coast Berbice.The dead man has been identified as 23-year-old Yognarine Jaggit Of Lot 3 ‘D’ Bath Settlement, WCB.The car that the now dead man was driving at the time of his demiseBased on information received, the man was driving at a fast rate when he lost control of the vehicle.The vehicle reportedly toppled several times and came to a halt on the other side of the roadway.The injured man was pulled from the wreckage in an unconscious state and rushed to the Fort Wellington Hospital where he was treated and transferred to New Amsterdam but subsequently succumbed.An investigation was launched into the fatal accident. read more

FEATURE ARTICLE – Mine Safety

first_imgThis month’s Spotlight Feature Article focuses on mine safety. One aspect of this is fire safety: many vehicles are being brought back online after years sat idle during the downturn. This has created an urgency to ensure machines – from haul trucks, wheel loaders and draglines to graders, scoop trams and shuttle cars – are properly fitted with effective fire suppression solutions.last_img

Kerry County Council to vote on samesex marriage

first_imgCOUNCILLORS IN KERRY will be asked to back a motion supporting marriage equality at its next monthly meeting.The motion was tabled by Labour Councillor Gillian Wharton-Slattery following approaches from people in the local gay community.“They talked to me about how other councils had tabled and passed similar motions,” she told TheJournal.ie. “And they asked why it hadn’t been done here too.”Cork City Council were the first to carry the landmark motion in July 2012. It was soon followed by Dublin City Council, Fingal County Council and Waterford City Council. A number of senior politicians, including Leo Varadkar, Alan Shatter and several Labour TDs, have all said they are in favour of the introduction of same-sex marriage.Despite support from the majority of political parties, Wharton-Slattery is fearful that people will break from the party line.“It is an individual choice at the end of the day. I haven’t lobbied fellow councillors as I will let the democratic process exist in the chamber. People will make up their own minds. I have a sneaky feeling it could be in trouble getting through.”However, she remains “cautiously hopeful”.“I would be delighted for the 5.5 per cent of the population of Kerry that are gay for the motion to go through. We will have marriage equality eventually in this country. It would be nice to see what different councillors have to say on the matter.”The vote will be taken late on Monday afternoon.Last year, some 965 civil partnerships were registered in Ireland but any legislation to provide for same-sex marriage will require a referendum of the Irish people. The issue is due to be discussed during by the Constitutional Convention this year. The Taoiseach has previously declined to express a solid view on the matter.Earlier this month, British politicians approved a draft law allowing same-sex couples to marry in England and Wales.Poll: Should Ireland legalise same-sex marriage?last_img read more

Repairing mental health system high on lawmakers minds

first_imgIn the weeks leading up to the 2019 Washington legislative session, lawmakers’ do-to lists only got longer.During the 105-day “long session” that begins Monday, legislators were already expected to perform the heavy lift of hammering out two-year operating, transportation and capital budgets that fund state government.In anticipation of the session, Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee, who is eyeing a presidential bid, laid out his own ambitious plans to address the state’s opioid crisis, promote clean energy, expand health care and overhaul the state’s troubled mental health system. He also rolled out his proposed $54.4 billion budget that included a new capital gains tax and business tax hikes that he said are needed to meet the state’s constitutional and moral obligations.After expanding their majority to 28-21 in the Senate and 57-41 in the House following the November election, legislative Democrats have also signaled their priorities on affordable housing, health care and other issues.The party’s ascendant position in the Legislature is good news for the three Democrats in Clark County’s delegation. And while this session might look like a tough environment for the GOP, local Republican lawmakers, who dominate Clark County’s delegation, said they won’t pursue any sweeping ideological legislation. Instead, they’ll work on narrowly focused, bipartisan bills while also playing defense on new taxes and regulations.“We are working for Clark County as a delegation,” said state Sen. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver. “And we will continue to work with (Democrats) even though we are in the minority.”last_img read more

Fabio Borini says he is ready to become a star for

first_imgRight-back player Fabio Borini says he is prepared to shine as a ‘star’ for Milan after affirming he has  “proved worthy” of the Rossoneri shirt and that he is won’t be leaving to nowhere.Borini entered Milan from Sunderland last summer and ever since has become a jack-of-all-trades for the Diavolo. He has made 44 appearances in his usual striking position, out wide and even at right-back. On speaking about his future in Milan, he told Gazzetta Dello Sport via Football Italia that he is ready to become a star for Milan.“My balance sheet for the past season is absolutely positive,” he said.“The expectations for me weren’t very high, but I think I proved to be worthy of the Milan shirt.“I think I did good things, despite not playing in my natural role most of the time. I’d like to play and not be just a pawn.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“I plan to carve out a starring role. I’m not at Milan just to hole up for the winter but to get back to playing regularly.“I’m waiting for revenge with Juventus in the Supercopa. Playing in the first half of August could benefit us, if the Coach doesn’t kill us in preseason…“My dream is to win a trophy with this shirt, and the Supercoppa would be an excellent start to more important ones.“Exodus at Milan? For me, certainly not. Generally speaking, I don’t think so. [UEFA] could be a situation that brings us even closer together.“After that, excuse me but where would I run to? We’re at Milan after all…”last_img read more

LIVE MUSIC in Wilmington Week of June 10 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are a few opportunities to catch live music in Wilmington this week:Larry GilbertTuesday, June 12, 6pmThursday, June 14, 6pmRocco’s Restaurant & Bar193 Main Street, WilmingtonPianist Ricky LauriaThursday, June 14, 8pmTremezzo2 Lowell Street, WilmingtonKaraoke with Winnell EntertainmentFriday, June 15, 8pmPacific Grove211 Lowell Street, WilmingtonToe Jam Puppet Band Summer Reading Kickoff EventSaturday, June 16, 11am-noonWilmington Memorial Library175 Middlesex Avenue, WilmingtonKick off our summer reading program with Toe Jam!! Audience members of all ages are encouraged to sing and dance along with Toe Jam as they entertain with a unique combination of original songs and interactive storytelling. Get ready for a Car Wash, watch out for the Flying Laundry and be prepared to laugh with glee, Toe Jam style! All ages. Register HERE.NOTE: Know of any other musical performances happening in town this week or in the coming weeks?  Let me know at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLIVE MUSIC in Wilmington (Week of May 27, 2018)In “Business”LIVE MUSIC in Wilmington (Week of June 24, 2018)In “Community”LIVE MUSIC in Wilmington (Week of March 25, 2018)In “Business”last_img read more

Scientists build a selfhealing stretchable electronic skin

first_img 0 Share your voice Tags National University of Singapore The jellyfish — a transparent, gelatinous blob that fills the world’s oceans — doesn’t inherently seem like much of an inspirational creature. But don’t tell the scientists at the National University of Singapore that. They’ve been inspired by the humble, transparent invertebrates to build their latest creation: a self-healing, stretchable, touch-sensitive electronic skin that could be used to develop soft robots and various human-machine communication interfaces.”We wondered how we could make an artificial material that could mimic the water-resistant nature of jellyfishes and yet also be touch sensitive,” said Benjamin Tee, lead researcher on the study, in a press release. Post a comment The details of Tee’s new creation were published in Nature Electronics on February 15. The “gel-like, aquatic, stretchable, self-healing electronic skin” is being dubbed GLASSES, for short.By mixing an elastic plastic with a fluorine-rich ionic liquid into a gel, Tee and his research team created a transparent skin that is able to “self-heal” and operate in wet environments, something that previous gels — such as hydrogels used in tissue engineering — were not able to do.”What makes our material different is that it can retain its shape in both wet and dry surroundings. It works well in sea water and even in acidic or alkaline environments,” Tee said.If the skin is cut or torn, the team demonstrated that it could actively regain electrical conductivity within minutes — and stitch itself back together within days. Bet that would make the jellyfish jealous.And the material is also conductive, which means that it can respond to touching, stretching and straining. These forces change the electrical properties of the skin and by measuring those changes, the skin could become a viable way to create various sensors that would respond to touch.Playing a game of snake on the GLASSES National University of Singapore The researchers suggest this could facilitate new methods of interaction with soft robots, an emerging field of robotics concerned with constructing robots from more malleable and pliant materials than solid metal — like those used in Boston Dynamics’ twerking robo-dog Spot. The researchers showed off GLASSES touch-sensitivity with a simple game of classic mobile game Snake.And a self-healing skin may have positive effects on the environment, too, erasing the necessity for replacement. If we aren’t recycling our electronic goods, we are throwing them out — with more than 40 million tons of e-waste produced each year. Tee sees an opportunity there.”We are hoping to create a future where electronic devices made from intelligent materials can perform self-repair functions to reduce the amount of electronic waste in the world,” he said.center_img Originally published 8:24 p.m. PTUpdate 9:16 p.m. PT: Corrected name of National University of Singapore 33 Photos The wildest things Google owns (pictures) Sci-Techlast_img read more

Himachal Pradesh CM Jairam Thakur seeks Rs 2000 crore grant for

first_imgNEW DELHI: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur on Tuesday met Finance Commission Chairman N K Singh and sought a Rs 2,000-crore special purpose grant to construct an international airport in the Mandi district. Thakur said the Airports Authority of India has completed a technical survey related to obstacle limitation surfaces at Nagchala in the Mandi district and discussions are on for construction of airport fit for the operation of wide-bodied aircraft. Also Read – NRC in Assam to be released: list to finalize if a person is Indian or Foreigner Advertise With Us The chief minister requested Singh to consider state-specific grants for infrastructure development in various sectors and railway expansion, an official release said. During the meeting, Thakur said the state is vulnerable to natural disasters, such as flash floods, cloudbursts, forest fires, droughts, cold waves and avalanches, and, therefore, there is a need to enhance the size of the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF). Also Read – Subramanian Swamy cross-examined in National Herald case Advertise With Us He requested the Commission that SDRF is funded 100 per cent by the Central government. The state needed to be compensated for the externalities arising from environment conservation and forest protection, he added. Thakur requested the Commission to recommend adequate revenue deficit grants so that not only the deficit is neutralised but the state also has adequate revenue surplus to fund a part of the capital expenditure. The chief minister was accompanied by a team of senior state officials.last_img read more

Spot Shortages Of Antiviral Drugs Seen As Flu Season Drags On

first_imgDavid Goldman/APPeople 6 months and older should get vaccinated against the flu, says this government poster on display in a health center in Decatur, Ga.The peak of the flu season could still be several weeks away, federal health officials cautioned Friday.“We may be on track to break some recent records,” said Dr. Anne Schuchat, acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly all states are still reporting widespread flu activity, with less severe reports only coming from Oregon and Hawaii.“Flu is incredibly difficult to predict and we don’t know if we’ve hit the peak yet,” Schuchat said in a call with reporters. “We could still see several more weeks of increased activity.”Health officials don’t directly count flu cases and deaths for the general population. They do track deaths among children, which climbed to a total of 63 for this season.Another measure is the percentage of deaths attributed to flu or pneumonia, which often accompanies influenza. Last week, 1 in 10 of all deaths reported in the United States were caused by flu or pneumonia.The rate of flu activity is similar to the rate in 2009, which was the last flu pandemic, “though that doesn’t mean we’re having a pandemic,” Schuchat said.The strain of flu known as H3N2 remains the dominant form circulating in the United States. It’s a particularly severe strain that isn’t easily stopped by the current vaccine.Two other strains are on the rise, however, and they generally cause milder symptoms. They’re also more likely to be blocked by the flu vaccine. So, Schuchat said, it’s still not too late to get vaccinated.The CDC recommends antiviral medications, such as Tamiflu or the generic version called oseltamivir, for vulnerable populations hit by flu. Those groups include young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with heart or lung disease.There are spot shortages of the antiviral drugs, Schuchat said. People seeking them may need to call multiple pharmacies to fill their prescriptions.The CDC has been working with insurers and pharmacies to alleviate those shortages and to make brand-name drugs available at a lower cost when generics aren’t available.“I wish there were better news this week,” Schuchat said.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Sharelast_img read more

For nice winter evenings

first_imgWinter is for foodies. There’s no two ways to that belief and a lovely way to explore this best is when we go restaurant hopping. Millennium Post checked out two new ones in the Capital. Here’s the lowdownFio Cookhouse & Bar, Epicuria, Nehru PlaceAfter the success of the excellent restaurant in the Garden of Five Senses, Fio has opened a fresh new outlet at Nehru Place’s Epicuria. For starters the location is brilliant, you are nestled below the metro station but you cannot feel a single tremor. The interiors are sleek and cosy and they also have tables outside with heaters for the season.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Let the bartender surprise you with some excellent cocktails as you enjoy the view. That’s what we did and he gave us something that can be best described as a Kala Khatta with a kick. It hands down one of the best cocktails we have ever tasted. Fio has European and Indian dishes on offer and they also have an excellent brunch menu. We had the Spit Fire Grilled Chicken and the Char Grilled Chicken which were perfectly done. The Spit Fire Grilled Chicken gets our vote. They also served up some excellent chicken tikka. But the Salmon Salad is something that took our breath away. If you are in Fio – you have to try the salad. The salmon was fresh, delectably pink and went perfectly with the greens. A lot of restaurants spoil the fish by cooking it terribly wrong – that should just be illegal. Salmon is a great fish and it should be enjoyed as fresh as it comes.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixTry the tiramisu for dessert – it comes in a very cute jar.  A meal for two at Fio’s would be Rs 2500 (without taxes and alcohol). If you are around Nehru Place – check out Fio. It is quite a laid back, lovely place that makes for great evenings. Market Cafe, GK II, M BlockYou must have visited the Market Cafe in Khan Market, what they have in GK II is their latest outlet. At the very onset the cafe soothes you with the lovely blue interiors. Since the focus is on Mediterranean cuisine, the setting is perfect.   While you have to forget about the liquor for a while, the Cafe whips up some great mocktails. Over-looking a park, it is a great place to spend a nice lazy afternoon over the dip platter. We tried the nachos topped with cheese and beans and they were very good.  For the main course we were served the Turkish Turlu (Pan Roasted Veggies – Chickpeas – Herb Couscous – Tomato Celery Broth) and the Grilled Fish (Grilled fillets of fish – Sautéed Veggies – Herbed potatoes  – Lime Coriander Cream Sauce). The Grilled Fish is excellent and definitely something we would recommend to anyone visiting the cafe. The desserts are excellent at Market Cafe – try the molten chocolate for sure. It is divine and so excellently sinful that it is a must for the winter chill. A meal for two comes to about Rs 1500 (without taxes). Do head over – this place is worth a visit.last_img read more

Fire dept to soon introduce four robots in its fleet

first_imgKolkata: The state Fire and Emergency Services department will soon introduce four robots in its fleet for more effective firefighting in the city. The department has already got the necessary nod from the state Finance department for procuring the robots.”Our firemen face a lot of difficulties in dousing fire, particularly in chemical factories. In a number of cases there have been injuries to firemen during such firefighting operations. We will be soon floating an e-tender for procuring the robots. The robots can be used in highrise fires and in chemical fires,” said state Fire and Emergency Services minister Sujit Bose. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseThe department, which is taking a slew of measures for modernisation, is also introducing fire balls. “The balls will be used to extinguish fire in very narrow and congested places or in locked buildings where physical entry is extremely difficult. We have plans to procure 2,000 such fire balls,” Bose added. A senior official of the department said that such fire balls are used for firefighting in a number of foreign countries and also in some other states in the country, particularly to extinguish fire in locked buildings. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”When a fire ball is thrown into a burning room or place from any small gap, it helps in dousing the fire in ten to fifteen minutes,” the official added. The fire ball, which is smaller in size than a basketball but larger than a cricket ball, contains ammonium phosphate and ammonium sulphate. However, the balls don’t explode if they accidentally drop on the ground. It will burst only when it is thrown into a fire. The official said that allocation for procurement of modern equipments like robots or fire balls is expected to be made in the state Budget. The plans for procurement of the same have been discussed time and again in a series of meetings that followed after the fire at Bagree Market in September and the recent fire at Traders Assembly building in Gariahat in December. The firefighters had faced a daunting task in extinguishing the fire on both occasions. The department has also made plans to give basic training in firefighting to students of city schools and various clubs in the city.last_img read more

Dak has been fine but Romo should start when hes back

first_imgLoaded Monday after NFL Week 4.Dak has been good, but he isn’t better than Tony Romo. Romo could do what he’s doing and more with that offense.Colin thinks Jon Gruden to one of the major college jobs for around $8 million per year. USC and Texas top the list. College teams with coaching vacancies better start lining up behind the scenes right now.“I’m just going to throw the name Jon Gruden out there. I think Jon Gruden, for about 7, $8 million would consider both USC and Texas.”Vin Scully looks and sounds amazing at 89 because he’s a gracious, happy person. Colin thinks nothing ages people faster than anger. Farewell to a legend.Also, Colin faces the music after a weekend of predictions with Where Colin was right, where Colin was wrong. He was right on the Cowboys not missing Dez, but really wrong on the NFC West leading Rams. Take it easy. Everybody was wrong on the Rams.Guests:Jimmy Johnson – NFL Hall of Famer and Fox NFL Sunday co-host is in-studio to talk about why Dak Prescott is succeeding, what 1 – 3 Arizona and Carolina need to do this week, his take on Mark Richt reenergizing The U, and why college coaching jobs are a better gig than NFL coaching jobs.Shannon Sharpe – NFL Hall of Famer and co-host of The Undisputed with Skip and Shannon is in-studio to explain why Romo should start when he returns, whether Cam needs to change his game to avoid taking so much punishment, and why defenses can’t wait to light him up when he leaves the pocket.Ian Rapoport – NFL Network Insider breaks down the latest league buzz after an eventful Week 4, he updates the Carson Palmer and Cam concussion status, if Dez Bryant missing meetings is a real problem, if it’s written in stone that Romo gets his job back when he’s healthy, Gronk’s nagging hamstring, and the future of the Jets at quarterback.Bruce Feldman – FS1 College Football Insider is talking major program coaching movement at Texas, USC, LSU. Whether Charlie Strong is dead man walking at Texas, LSU and Tom Herman rumors, whether Chip Kelly will still listen to college offers,  why Jon Gruden is the “White Whale” for college football openings.last_img read more

Smartwatch Market Expected to Register High Revenue Growth Through 2024

first_imgContact us: 5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland, OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail help@bigmarketresearch.com Get a discount on this research report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/2874579?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=Anil The major players operating in the global smartwatch market are Apple Inc., Google Inc., Garmin, Fitbit, Motorola, Sony Corporation, Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, and Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.These players have adopted various growth strategies, such as mergers, acquisitions, collaborations, and partnerships, to strengthen their market reach and retain their position in the market. The global smartwatch market is segmented based on product, application, operating system, and region. Based on product, the market is categorized into extension, standalone, and classical. Based on application, it is divided into personal assistance, wellness, healthcare, sports, and others. Based on operating system, the market is categorized as watchOS, android, RTOS, Tizen, and others. Based on region, it is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. Global Smartwatch Market Segmentations:By Product• Extension• Standalone• Classical Key Benefits for Global Smartwatch Market: • This study presents the analytical depiction of the global smartwatch market along with the current trends and future estimations to determine the imminent investment pockets. • The report presents information regarding the key drivers, restraints, and opportunities. • The current market is quantitatively analyzed from 2017 to 2025 to highlight the financial competency of the market. • Porter’s five forces analysis illustrates the potency of the buyers and suppliers in the market. Get Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/2874579?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=Anil Table of Content:CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION1.1. REPORT DESCRIPTION1.2. KEY BENEFITS FOR STAKEHOLDERS1.3. KEY MARKET SEGMENTS1.4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY1.4.1. Primary research1.4.2. Secondary research1.4.3. Analyst tools and modelsCHAPTER 2: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY2.1. CXO PERSPECTIVECHAPTER 3: MARKET OVERVIEW3.1. MARKET DEFINITION AND SCOPE3.2. KEY FINDINGS3.2.1. Top impacting factors3.2.2. Top investment pockets3.2.3. Top winning strategies3.3. PORTERS FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS3.4. MARKET SHARE, 20173.5. MARKET DYNAMICS3.5.1. Drivers3.5.1.1. Growth in demand for wireless fitness & sports devices3.5.1.2. Increase in health awareness among the consumers3.5.1.3. Entrance of large number of players3.5.2. Restraint3.5.2.1. High initial cost3.5.3. Opportunity3.5.3.1. Rise in investment on building connected ecosystemCHAPTER 4: GLOBALSMARTWATCH, BY PRODUCT4.1. OVERVIEW4.2. EXTENSION4.2.1. Key market trends, growth factors and opportunities4.2.2. Market size and forecast, by region4.2.3. Market analysis by country4.3. STANDALONE4.3.1. Key market trends, growth factors, and opportunities4.3.2. Market size and forecast, by region4.3.3. Market analysis by country4.4. CLASSICAL4.4.1. Key market trends, growth factors, and opportunities4.4.2. Market size and forecast, by region4.4.3. Market analysis by countryCHAPTER 5: SMARTWATCH MARKET, BY APPLICATION5.1. OVERVIEW5.2. PERSONAL ASSISTANCE5.2.1. Key market trends, growth factors and opportunities5.2.2. Market size and forecast, by region5.2.3. Market analysis by country5.3. WELLNESS5.3.1. Key market trends, growth factors and opportunities5.3.2. Market size and forecast, by region5.3.3. Market analysis by country5.4. HEALTHCARE5.4.1. Key market trends, growth factors and opportunities5.4.2. Market size and forecast, by region5.4.3. Market analysis by country5.5. SPORTS5.5.1. Key market trends, growth factors and opportunities5.5.2. Market size and forecast, by regioncenter_img About Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for. Inquiry before Buy @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/purchase-enquiry/2874579?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=Anil The standalone segment accounts for the highest market share in the global smartwatch market due to features such as wireless operations, sim card acceptance, and others. Growth in demand for wireless fitness & sports devices, increase in health awareness among the consumer, and entrance of large number of players, drive the growth of the market. We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. A lot of organizations across the world are gaining profits and great benefits from information gained through reports sourced by us. By Application • Personal Assistance • Wellness • Healthcare • Sports • Others Smartwatch is a portable wearable device that is used to track various everyday activities such as steps covered in a day, calories burnt, heart rate, and others. Smartwatch is similar to a mobile phone device with a touchscreen display and consists of various apps through which an individual can access his mobile phone. Increase in adoption of smartphone along with fast internet connectivity is the key driver for the growth of the global smartwatch market. As of now, the market is driven by leading tech companies such as Xiaomi, Samsung, Apple, Google, and others.last_img read more

Bun Luang and Phi Ta Khon Festival 2018 to take place 1618

first_imgYasothon Bun Bang Fai Festival 2018 to take place 11-13 MayGreater Fort Lauderdale celebrates NYC Pride Week with Pride Place activation”We are one family” – LGBTQ pride festival returns to Puerto Vallarta eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Every year, Dan Sai district in Loei province in Thailand’s Northeastern Region, or Isan, stages a colourful event known as ‘Bun Luang’ or ‘Bun Pawat’ and the famous Phi Ta Khon Festival. This is a unique celebration of the province and the colourful processions and masked villagers ensure that a large number of visitors come to the little village to enjoy the three-day fun.This year, the Bun Luang and Phi Ta Khon Festival will take place from 16-18 June.The most recognised feature of the Phi Ta Khon, or Ghost festival, is the colourful parade of locals who dance and strike SAWASDEE:center_img You can read full article here: https://www.tatnews.org/bun-luang-and-phi-ta-khon-festival-2018-to-take-place-16-18-june/ Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…last_img read more

Shining Path leader on trial in 1992 Peru bombing

first_imgGuzman’s lawyer, Alfredo Crespo, told The Associated Press that his client did not order the bombing, for which at least five people have been convicted.Guzman, who spoke only his name to the judge in court Monday, has no chance of going free, but Crespo said at least two of his co-defendants would have been released had new charges not been brought.Crespo said Guzman would be appearing in the same courtroom in the Callao military prison on charges in a separate case Friday stemming from rebels seizing an interprovincial bus in 1984 in Ayacucho state and killing 104 people.The Maoist-inspired Shining Path waged a bitter struggle that included urban terrorism and rural massacres. The 1980-2000 conflict clamed some 70,000 lives, most of them civilians.(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Sponsored Stories Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Top Stories Patients with chronic pain give advicecenter_img Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Men’s health affects baby’s health too Comments   Share   LIMA, Peru (AP) – The founder of Peru’s Shining Path rebels went on trial Monday for a 1992 car bombing considered one of the worst attacks of the conflict he unleashed.Abimael Guzman, whose appearance in court was his first time in the public eye in seven years, is already serving life without parole for a 2006 terrorism conviction for multiple crimes.Prosecutors put the 79-year-old Guzman and 10 other imprisoned Shining Path leaders on trial for allegedly ordering the Tarata Street bombing that killed 25 people and wounded 155. Guzman was captured nearly two months later.last_img read more