first_imgFormer India all-rounder Mohinder Amarnath has warned high-flying India of a strong comeback from Australia, who have gone 1-0 down after losing the series opener in Adelaide.India were billed as favourites in the lead up to the much-anticipated four-Test series and Virat Kohli’s visiting team lived up to the billing, thanks to Cheteshwar Pujara’s match-winning knocks. Despite a late fight from tail-ender Nathan Lyon in Australia’s chase of 323, the hosts fell short of the target by 31 runs on a tense final day.In the absence of two of their most consistent batsmen – Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner, Australia are facing an uphill task as their batting unit looked far from impressive in the first Test.However, Amarnath, who scored aplenty in Australia during his heydays, believes Australia “think differently” and the ongoing series will see more thrilling contests between the two teams.”Australian cricketers think differently. It is not the first time they are going through this kind of phase. At the time of Kerry Packer series, they lost their top players, they toured South Africa without their top players and now they don’t have their top two players and some of the guys have retired,” Amarnath told the Press Trust of India.”They are in the process of building a new team. But from what I watched in the first Test, some of the players are really good. You can’t just rule Australia out of the series. Of course India are more superior but again they have to continue playing good cricket,” he added.advertisement”First Test was a fantastic Test match from a cricketing point of view. The only difference was Cheteshwar Pujara. It shows we are here for a thrilling series with advantage India.”Amarnath also stressed the need for Indian batsmen to show patience, especially on what is expected to be a “really fast” track at the new Perth Stadium, which will be hosting the second Test from December 14.”It depends on nature of wicket. If the wicket is doing a bit, some of the batsmen struggle with their technique. It is not how aggressive you play, the key in Test cricket is that only when you leave good deliveries, you occupy the crease for a long time. It is not that they don’t have that in them but they have to adapt,” the former India cricketer added.’If you want to play for India, you have to play for your state as well’Meanwhile, Amarnath feels MS Dhoni and other senior players must play domestic cricket to be eligible for selection in the national team. Having being dropped from the Twenty20 side recently and retired from Tests long ago, Dhoni now is a certainty in only ODI cricket.Despite having the time, the former captain did not play the 50-over Vijay Hazare Trophy this year and will go into the three-match series in Australia next month without any match practice.”Every individual is different but one thing I have always believed in is that if you want to play for India you have to play for your state as well. I think they (BCCI) should change this policy altogether. A lot of senior players don’t play domestic cricket,” Amarnath said.Shikhar Dhawan is another senior player who is not playing the ongoing Ranji Trophy despite being dropped from the Test team.”The BCCI should make it an eligibility criterion. Not only a number of games, you should be playing regularly for your state if you are not playing for India and not only just before the India selection. Then only you can judge how good the guy is playing. Whatever you have achieved is all in the past. What is important is current form,” he added.”Even if you are playing one format, you should be playing all formats at least in domestic cricket to be considered for selection,” the former selector said.(With PTI inputs)Also Read | India a formidable opposition in tough conditions. Australia beware in Perth!Also Read | Fast bowlers a precious commodity, need to be taken care of like a racehorse: Bharat ArunAlso See:last_img read more

first_imgThe province’s independent Serious Incident Response Team is investigating a motor vehicle accident that happened early today, Nov. 9, on the Northwest Arm Drive exit off Highway 102 in Halifax. Shortly after 4 a.m., an officer attempted to pull over a vehicle on St. Margaret’s Bay Road. The vehicle did not stop, proceeding on Highway 103 toward Halifax, with police in pursuit. The driver lost control of the vehicle as it took the Northwest Arm Drive exit off Highway 102, flipped over a guardrail and landed on its roof. Two occupants fled the scene and were later located and arrested by a K-9 unit. The driver of the vehicle was taken to hospital with serious injuries. The vehicle involved in the crash was later found to have been stolen. Both ramps onto Highway 102 were closed for several hours. Because there was a serious injury during a police pursuit, and in accordance with the Police Act requirements, the Halifax Regional Police referred the incident to the Serious Incident Response Team. The Serious Incident Response Team is asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident to call 902-424-2010. The team is responsible for investigating all serious incidents involving police in Nova Scotia, whether or not there is an allegation of wrongdoing. Investigations are under the direction and control of independent civilian director Ron MacDonald. It can independently launch an investigation or begin one after a referral from a chief of police, the head of the RCMP in Nova Scotia or the Minister of Justice. It can also investigate after a complaint from the public. The Police Act requires the director to file a public report summarizing the investigation results within three months.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: State-owned NBCC (India) Ltd on Saturday said it has bagged a Rs 400 crore order from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Sambalpur. “NBCC (India) Ltd has secured the business of Rs 400 crore in the month of August, 2019,” NBCC said in a regulatory filing. “The work pertains to the Indian Institute of Management Sambalpur for which NBCC would provide project management consultancy for the development of permanent campus (Phase-1 works),” the company added.last_img read more

first_imgPuerto Rico native, rapper, producer and “Despacito” singer Daddy Yankee joined volunteers in Caguas this week to distribute shelter repair kits to families.Yankee’s work with Habitat For Humanity and Save the Children is part of his commitment to help Puerto Rico rebuild following Hurricane Maria. He has pledged to donate $250,000 and raise an additional $1.5 million for the recovery.“Puerto Rico has a long road ahead to recovery, and we need to work together to make sure families across the island get the support they need,” Yankee said. “I’m proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity and Save the Children as we distribute these kits that will help families make immediate repairs to their homes as we prepare for long-term repairs. Please visit habitat.org/daddyyankee to join this recovery.”Yankee and other volunteers distributed the first 500 of 2,000 shelter repair kits, which are designed to help low-income families across Puerto Rico make interim repairs to homes damaged by Hurricane Maria. The remaining kits will be distributed in different cities on the island this month. Learn more about the kits here.The shelter repair kits are the first phase of Habitat for Humanity’s Habitat Hammers Back hurricane recovery initiative in Puerto Rico. Habitat has pledged to assist more than 6,000 families in Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida following the devastation of the hurricanes this year. Habitat for Humanity is developing a long-term recovery strategy in Puerto Rico as assessments are performed and conditions permit. More information on Habitat’s hurricane recovery program is available at habitat.org/hurricanes.Save the Children is leading the distribution of the shelter repair kits in partnership with Habitat for Humanity. The distribution is one part of the international humanitarian organization’s work to help children and families impacted by the hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. In all three locations, Save the Children is helping alleviate immediate needs, restore access to critical child care and education services, and help children overwhelmed by the emergencies to rebound and become more resilient. More information on Save the Children’s hurricane recovery programs is available at savethechildren.org.last_img read more

first_imgToronto’s Men Fashion Week – TMFW LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: David Dixon’s show is always a must-see event for fashion week in Toronto. The capsule collection for the made-in-Canada Piccadilly label he presented earlier this month at the Waterworks condos on Richmond St. was no exception. The designer, who has been in this notoriously tough business for 22 years, drew chic crowds and raves.But this wasn’t “fashion week,” at least not officially. The show was part of TW, the freshly baked acronym for Toronto Women’s Fashion Week, a new add-on to the end of TOM, the 3-year-old Toronto Men’s Fashion Week.Confused yet? It is a time of upheaval for fashion in this city. Four separate events, spread over six weeks, have vied to seize the spotlight for designers left in the lurch when the U.S.-based event-production giant IMG abruptly shuttered Toronto’s official show last summer, citing sponsorship woes. Advertisement Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Casablanca — An unexpected twist in the SAMIR refinery. The company has received a generous buyout offer of MAD 31 Billion.According to Mohamed El Krimi, who is in charge of the company’s liquidation, the buyout offer amounts to 31 billion dirhams, which might potentially be coming from a foreign stakeholder.“The judge had to decide on the basis of expert reports that were provided to him, and I’ve introduced a concrete offer of a potential buyer in the file,” El Krimi told Telquel in an interview. The company was expected to attend a hearing today to hear what the judge commissioner would rule on the minimum sale prize. That hearing has now been postponed to January 2. El Krimi, however, would not reveal the identity of the buyer, though one thing’s for certain: it’s a foreign entity. All offers I’ve received have come from “foreign countries,” El Krimi adds. “I’ve received no potential Moroccan buyers, but this doesn’t mean they might not manifest themselves when the sale procedure begins,” he continues.Though no Moroccan buyer has so far come forth, rumors swirled in November about Afriquia and the National Office of Mines and Hydrocarbons potentially buying the refinery. Both entities have denied those claims.SAMIR announced it was liquidating in June. read more

OTTAWA — A watchdog group says some local TV stations could close and more than 30,000 people could lose their jobs if Canada’s broadcast regulator adopts changes it wants Canadians to consider.The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is proposing new regulations that would, among other things, allow consumers to pick the individual channels they want from cable and satellite service providers, on top of a trimmed-down basic service.In a document released Thursday, the CRTC also proposes capping basic TV service rates and banning service providers from airing Canadian advertising over simulcast American programming.Friends of Canadian Broadcasting warns that the combined measures, if enacted, could force up to 19 TV stations to shut their doors.The group says that would result in the loss of more than 31,000 jobs and cost the Canadian economy $2.9 billion by the year 2020.The CRTC stresses that its proposed changes are not set in stone, but are simply a framework for public consultations that have been extended until mid-September. read more

The Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission Observer Personnel is scheduled to carry out its first quarterly visit to the land boundary between the two countries – which stretches for more than 1,000 kilometres – next Monday and Tuesday.In two previous visits to the Lake Chad area, the observers have reported that, in general, peaceful and good relations are prevailing among the population and the new authorities in the area, although issues related to property rights continue to remain.Meanwhile elsewhere in the region, the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA) announced that it will host a workshop on security reform and conflict prevention from 22 to 23 November in Dakar, Senegal.The meeting is expected to bring together senior military and security officials, from Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Nigeria and Senegal, as well as the finance and defence ministries of those countries.Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative for West Africa, said that “too often security forces in Africa themselves are a major factor of insecurity and instability.”He added that when security forces “actually ignite conflict in some cases rather than serve as forces for conflict prevention, this makes reform more essential than ever. In this sense, security sector reform is conflict prevention.” read more

first_imgA Change.org petition for more lifeguards at Camber Sands Mr Ravi’s younger brother, Ajirthan, 19, said: “There wasn’t any lifeguards cruising around, because they would have quickly noticed these boys drowning, and could have at least saved their lives.” 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. He said: “Ken and Inthushan got stuck in water. So what they do is the three boys try to save them.”He said attempts failed and Mr Srithavarajah was brought out first and declared dead straight away.”My bro and Kobi had heartbeats and managed to survive for a few minutes but after first aid they couldn’t recover.”Both died within 15 minutes after being pulled from the water, he said.The bodies of Ken and Mr Sriskantharasa were discovered later that evening, he said, adding that he thought they had got their legs caught in the “slippery mud” and sand on the seabed.Chief Superintendent Di Roskilly, of Sussex Police, said: “This has been an incredibly tragic incident and we are offering their next of kin support at this difficult time and our thoughts are with them.” Relatives of some of the men have criticised the lack of lifeguards at Camber and suggested they may have stood a chance of survival if the beach had been manned.Mr Ravi’s family said they felt “very angry” at the lack of response from the authorities following the death of another man, Brazilian Gustavo Silva Da Cruz, 19, at Camber last month. A Change.org petition for more lifeguards at Camber Sands Local resident Emily Van Eyssen, 44, said money raised through car parking charges at Camber should fund lifeguards there throughout the summer.The five young men had gone to the coast for a day trip from London.Mr Ravi’s brother said his sibling died after trying to rescue two of his friends who had become trapped beneath the water. A spokesman for Rother district council said that, despite there being no lifeguards, there were summer patrols to advise people of potential dangers.In recent years, Camber has attracted people from outside the area who were unfamiliar with the sea and the dangers it poses, he added.An online petition started a month ago calling for lifeguards at Camber has now reached more than 6,800 signatures. Lifeguards will patrol Camber Sands over the Bank Holiday weekend after five young friends died during a day trip to the coast.The local council accepted an offer from the RNLI to provide a temporary team of up to six lifeguards at the beach, near Rye in East Sussex.The RNLI also said a team will be on hand to give safety information to all beach-goers between Saturday and Monday.The development came as Sussex Police formally identified the five men who died on Wednesday as inquiries into their deaths passed to the county coroner.They were Kenugen Saththiyanathan, 18, known as Ken, and his brother Kobikanthan, 22, known as Kobi, both of Erith, south-east London.Their friends Nitharsan Ravi, 22, of Plumstead, south-east London; Inthushan Sriskantharasa, 23, of Grays, Essex; and Gurushanth Srithavarajah, 27, of Welling, south-east London also died.last_img read more

first_imgMediator : le fonds public d’indemnisation vient d’être entérinéLe fonds public d’indemnisation pour les victimes du Mediator a été entériné aujourd’hui par le Conseil des ministres.Le Conseil des ministres vient de valider la décision de créer un fonds public destiné à venir en aide aux victimes du Mediator. Le dispositif géré par l’Office national d’indemnisation des accidents médicaux (Oniam) est le premier de ce genre puisqu’il ne requiert pas de date limite pour la prise du Mediator et baisse également le seuil d’incapacité. Grâce à ce fonds, les patients présentant des complications de santé imputables à la prise du médicament pourront recevoir une compensation financière de l’État. Une initiative réduisant considérablement les délais de procédures des victimes qui voudraient poursuivre en justice le laboratoire Servier.À lire aussiAntihistaminique : qu’est-ce que c’est ? A quoi ça sert ?Parmi les patients traités au Mediator, seuls ceux capables de prouver l’existence d’un handicap pourront prétendre à cette subvention. Ordonnances, attestations de pharmaciens, échographies ou autres examens complémentaires seront exigés. C’est finalement un comité d’experts qui statuera pour chaque cas de l’ampleur des séquelles. Le pronostic servira de base pour le laboratoire Servier qui devra faire une offre d’indemnisation aux victimes. Dans le cas où celui-ci refuserait, l’Oniam paiera lui-même les frais d’indemnisation avant de mener en justice le laboratoire pour qu’il rembourse cette avance. Celle-ci sera à ce moment-là majorée d’une pénalité de 30%.La procédure a été vivement contestée par Hervé Temime, l’avocat des laboratoires Servier. Dans des propos recueillis par Europe 1 celui-ci déclare : “Je n’accepte pas qu’on élabore un projet de loi d’exception visant à stigmatiser comme seul responsable les laboratoires Servier”.Près de cinq millions de Français auraient été traités avec le Mediator entre 1976 et 2009. Celui-ci aurait causé entre 500 et 2.000 décès, selon différentes études. Le médicament est, entre autres, soupçonné d’avoir provoqué de graves atteintes cardiaques chez de nombreux patients.Le 11 mai 2011 à 17:45 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgNEWTON, MA — In partnership with Regis College, Lasell students premiered a production of Footloose: The Musical on Thursday, November 15.The theatrical collaboration paired students from both colleges for a five-show run at Regis’ Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre under the direction of Lori L’Italien, assistant professor of music and program director of performing arts at Lasell.Kyra Walsh, a Wilmington native and member of the class of 2021, was one of 22 Lasell students cast in the show. Walsh played the role of Vi Moore.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Lasell College via Merit.)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… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 6 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Lasell CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 3 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Lasell CollegeIn “Education”Wilmington’s Kyra Walsh Enrolls At Lasell CollegeIn “Education”last_img read more

first_imgOPEC and non-OPEC producers on Saturday reached their first deal since 2001 to curtail oil output jointly and ease a global glut after more than two years of low prices that overstretched many budgets and spurred unrest in some countries.With the deal finally signed after almost a year of arguing within the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and mistrust in the willingness of non-OPEC Russia to play ball, the market’s focus will now switch to compliance with the agreement.OPEC has a long history of cheating on output quotas. The fact that Nigeria and Libya were exempt from the deal due to production-denting civil strife will further pressure OPEC leader Saudi Arabia to shoulder the bulk of supply reductions.Russia, which 15 years ago failed to deliver on promises to cut in tandem with OPEC, is expected to perform real output reductions this time. But analysts question whether many other non-OPEC producers are attempting to present a natural decline in output as their contribution to the deal.”This agreement cements and prepares us for long-term cooperation,” Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih told reporters after the meeting, calling the deal “historic”.Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told the same news conference: “Today’s deal will speed up the oil market stabilisation, reduce volatility, attract new investments.”Last week, OPEC agreed to slash output by 1.2 million barrels per day from Jan. 1, with top exporter Saudi Arabia cutting as much as 486,000 bpd. Falih said on Saturday that Riyadh may cut even deeper.On Saturday, producers from outside the 13-country group agreed to reduce output by 558,000 bpd, short of the initial target of 600,000 bpd but still the largest contribution by non-OPEC ever.Of that, Russia will cut 300,000 bpd, Novak said. He added it would be gradual and by the end of March Russia would be producing 200,000 bpd less than its October 2016 level of 11.247 million bpd – Russia’s highest production estimate so far.Russian output would fall to 10.947 million bpd after six months, Novak said.”They are all enjoying higher prices and compliance tends to be good in the early stages. But then as prices continue to rise, compliance will erode,” said veteran OPEC watcher and founder of Pira Energy consultancy Gary Ross.Amrita Sen from consultancy Energy Aspects said: “Compared to two months ago when the prospects of a deal were fading rapidly, this is a huge turnaround. Sceptics will argue about compliance but the symbolism in itself cannot be understated.”Ross added that OPEC would target an oil price of $60 per barrel as anything above that could encourage rival production.TWO YEARS OF PAINOil prices have more than halved in the past two years after Saudi Arabia raised output steeply in an attempt to drive higher-cost producers such as U.S. shale firms out of the market.The plunge in oil to below $50 per barrel – and sometimes even below $30 – from as high as $115 in mid-2014 has helped reduce growth in U.S. shale output.But it also hit the revenues of oil-dependent economies including Saudi Arabia and Russia, prompting the two largest exporters of crude to start their first oil cooperation talks in 15 years.In April in Doha, an attempt to clinch a deal collapsed. Novak said talks between OPEC and non-OPEC had been rescued after Saudi Arabia replaced veteran oil minister Ali al-Naimi with Falih, who “had fresh views and ideas”.Apart from Russia, the talks on Saturday were attended by or had comments or commitments sent from non-OPEC members Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bolivia, Brunei, Equatorial Guinea, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Oman, Sudan and South Sudan.Novak said OPEC and the non-OPEC countries at the meeting were responsible for 55 percent of global output. Their joint reduction of around 1.8 million bpd would account for about 2 percent of global oil supply.Many non-OPEC countries such as Mexico and Azerbaijan face a natural drop in oil production and some analysts expressed doubts those declines should be counted as cuts.Oman said it would cut output by 45,000 bpd and Kazakhstan said it would try to reduce by 20,000 bpd next year.”While a lot of the countries are formalising natural declines, cuts by Russia, Kazakhstan and Oman are real. Russia and Kazakhstan were between them expected to add 400,000 bpd to production next year,” Sen of Energy Aspects said.last_img read more

first_imgAyars and Meghan Schneider are both in their second stints with the U21 squad after being initially selected in July 2018. U.S. Women’s National Team U-21 SelectionsCarter Ayars (Wilmington, Del.) is a two-time National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-West Region selection and was named to the ACC Field Hockey Championship all-tournament team in 2017. The defender started 17 games in 2018 and anchored the Cardinals’ defense which produced five shutouts and a 1.27 team goals-against average. Story Links Walsh (Louisville, Ky.) started all 19 games during her senior season and led the Cardinals with a career-high 11 assists.Stone and Walsh were also named to the U.S. Development Team in July 2018. Stone was a member of the U21 team and the U19 team for two years apiece. The U-21 USWNT will travel April 17-24 to Monchengladbach, Germany for a 3 Nations Invitational with Germany’s U-21 team and Great Britain’s U-21 team, where they will play two games against each opponent at both the Viersener Tennis and Hockey Club and Warsteiner HockeyPark.U.S. U-21 Women’s National Team Schedule:Saturday, April 20             U-21 USWNT vs. U-21 Germany                 11:00 a.m. ETSunday, April 21                U-21 USWNT vs. U-21 Great Britain          12:00 p.m. ETTuesday, April 23              U-21 USWNT vs. U-21 Germany                 10:00 a.m. ETWednesday, April 24       U-21 USWNT vs. U-21 Great Britain          11:00 a.m. ET The U.S. Women’s National Development Squad embark on a tour of The Netherlands April 13-22 where they will play two games against the Scotland senior team, one against Belgium’s U-21 team and the Stichtsche Cricket en Hockeyclub (SCHC) team at the AMHC Rood-Wit and SCHC. U.S. Women’s National Team U-21 SelectionFreshman Katie Schneider (San Diego, Calif.) was selected to the USWNT U19 team in January after having been previously selected to participate in USA Field Hockey’s U19 and U17 Junior National Camps. As a freshman at UofL, the forward played in 19 games and three starts and scored four goals. Katie Schneider was named the USWNT U-19 travel roster while Carter Ayars and Meghan Schneider will travel to Europe with the USWNT U21 squad. Additionally, Taylor Stone, Katie Walsh and Erin McCrudden were selected to the USWNT Development Squad’s traveling roster for its tour in The Netherlands. U.S. Women’s National Development Squad SelectionsStone (Herndon, Va.) is a two-time National Field Hockey Coaches Association and all-ACC selection (2017, 2018), earning her most recent nods after starting all 19 games for the Cardinals. The defender/midfielder finished her senior season tied for third on the team with five goals. McCrudden (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) completed her senior season at UofL in 2016 and earned NFHCA All-America honors that year. She was named to the U.S. Women’s National Development Squad in 2016 and went on to earn a spot on the U.S. Women’s National Team and competed in 13 international caps. The U-19 USWNT will travel to Dusseldorf to take on Germany’s U-18 team twice and Belgium’s U-18 team once at the Dusseldorfer Hockey Club.U.S. U-19 Women’s National Team Schedule:Thursday, April 18            U-19 USWNT vs. U-18 Germany                 1:00 p.m. ETSaturday, April 20             U-19 USWNT vs. U-18 Belgium                   10:00 a.m. ETSunday, April 21                U-19 USWNT vs. U-18 Germany                 6:00 a.m. ET The selections were made by the USA Field Hockey Junior High Performance Staff following additional training camps in North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia over the past month. The University of Louisville field hockey program is well-represented in the USA Field Hockey program with six current or former players listed among the High Performance Tours to Europe in late April. Meghan Schneider (San Diego, Calif.), previously spent two years as a member of USA Field Hockey U19 team. The sophomore started every game this past season and scored her first career goal when she delivered the game winner against UMass Lowell. She was a valuable part of the defense with registered five shutouts and held opponents to a 1.27 goals-against average. U.S. Women’s National Development Squad Schedule:Monday, April 14              USWNT Devo vs. Scotland Seniors             8:00 a.m. ETTuesday, April 16              USWNT Devo vs. Scotland Seniors             8:00 a.m. ETThursday, April 18            USWNT Devo vs. U-21 Belgium                   7:30 a.m. ETFriday, April 19                  USWNT Devo vs. SCHC                                   12:00 p.m. ET Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

first_imgKolkata: State Finance and Industry, minister Amit Mitra on Tuesday said that both Tantuja and Manjusha have seen a remarkable turnaround in the last seven years since the Mamata Banerjee government took over in 2011.Tantuja, that had suffered a loss of Rs 12.69 crore in the year 2010-11 has registered an operational profit of Rs 10.26 crore in the 2017-18 fiscal. In reply to a poser by Trinamool Congress MLA Samir Kumar Jana at the state Assembly, Mitra, who is also in charge of the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) and Textiles department stated that Tantuja, in the year 2010-11, has made a business of Rs 55.09 crore and incurred a loss of Rs 12.69 crore. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”In 2011-12, the very first year we assumed office, we made a profit of Rs 69 lakh. In the 2017-18 fiscal, our turnover has gone up to Rs 204. 90 crore with a profit of Rs 10.26 crore,” the minister said. He also added that Tantuja has made a business of Rs 167.70 crore in the last seven months and the operational profit has been Rs 3.39 crore. According to Mitra, the operational profit for Manjusha has been Rs 5.87 crore in the 2017-18 fiscal and it has also registered a turnover of Rs 91.04 crore. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”Manjusha has made a business of Rs 167.70 crore from April to October this year and has made a profit of Rs 7.39 crore,” he said. Elaborating on the reasons behind the turnaround, the minister said Tantuja has gone for massive product diversification in terms of bringing in the latest designs in sarees and has introduced jackets, scarves etc. “The state design centre is coming up with new designs and the weavers are being encouraged to incorporate new and latest designs in sarees,” Mitra added. According to him, the state government has eliminated the role of middlemen in the entire process by introducing the sale of products through e-commerce sites and also doing away with the manual calculation of sale proceeds. “The products are now purchased directly from the Self-Help Groups and the weavers through camps in various parts of the state and payments are made directly to their bank accounts,” Mitra reiterated.last_img read more

first_img Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Sponsored Stories 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Check your body, save your life New Valley school lets students pick career-path academiescenter_img “We’re working diligently on all the islands throughout the company…and pursuing all avenues to bring it to a swift closure,” Oehlerking said.The outage affected the commonwealth’s population of more than 51,000 people. Some cell phone customers on Guam also couldn’t make calls or use the Internet.The outage cut phone, banking, Internet and other communications. It affected credit-card purchases, withdrawals from ATMs and all other communications using the islands’ only fiber-optic cable connection to the outside world.The Guam Pacific Daily News reported (http://bit.ly/1CZCFzE ) that when the undersea cable snapped on Wednesday, no phone calls could be made into the Northern Mariana Islands unless people had access to one of the few satellite phones on the main island of Saipan.The cause of the undersea cable break remains under investigation, but may have been the result of undersea activity caused by violent weather, Oehlerking said.“We probably won’t get a good feel for it until the repair boat comes in and brings the cable up,” Oehlerking said.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. 0 Comments   Share   HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Technicians are restoring telephone and Internet service in the U.S Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands after a break in undersea cable disconnected the islands from the rest of the world.Phone and Internet was fully restored on Tinian and Rota islands Friday afternoon, but Saipan had limited phone service and no Internet connectivity, said Jim Oehlerking, CEO of Pacific Telecommunications Inc., the parent company of IT&E, which operates the undersea cable. Top Stories Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywalllast_img read more

first_imgOne Servicer’s Search for a Needle in a Haystack Ditech Mortgage Corp FHFA Principal Reduction Servicers 2016-05-17 Seth Welborn May 17, 2016 570 Views The FHFA’s Principal Reduction Modification program announced in mid-April has the potential to benefit up to 33,000 borrowers nationwide. This number represents a small share of the approximately three million underwater homeowners nationwide, which might make finding borrowers who qualify seem like looking for a needle in a haystack. That is not stopping Ditech Financial and HLP from trying to find eligible borrowers, however.Ditech Financial, a nonbank mortgage lender and servicer owned by Walter Investment Management, and HLP, a non-profit created in 2009 to help families achieve and sustain homeownership, on Tuesday announced an agreement to implement a borrower outreach effort to identify and assist borrowers who are eligible for the FHFA’s Principal Reduction Modification program.“We are committed to rolling out FHFA’s Principal Reduction Modification Program to reach and provide personal assistance to eligible homeowners whose loans we service, in an effort to help them avoid foreclosure and stay in their homes,” said David Schneider, President of Ditech. “In keeping with our goal to become a lifelong partner in homeownership, we want to help families and individuals to take advantage of this program when that is the right option for them. HLP’s platform will be an integral part of our effort to reach and assist those who are eligible for the loan forgiveness program.”The combined outreach effort of Ditech and HLP involves using HLP’s collaborative communication platform to integrate HUD-approved housing counselors with Ditech’s mortgage servicing operations. The integration between HLP’s platform and Ditech’s servicing operations will help HUD’s counselors more easily identify eligible borrowers.In order to be eligible for the Principal Reduction Modification program, homeowners must meet three requirements:They must be severely delinquent as of March 1, 2016They must currently be severely delinquent on monthly mortgage paymentsThey must have an LTV ratio of at least 115 percent (at least 15 percent underwater).Mortgage servicers must solicit eligible borrowers for the program no later than October 15, 2016.“In the past it was operationally prohibitive for residential mortgage servicers to effectively and securely utilize the advocacy world in loss mitigation,” said Cam Melchiorre, CEO of HLP. “HLP’s primary feature has conclusively overcome this process-burden through its centralized, neutral communication hub and its open architecture. This framework enables secure collaboration and rapid deployment of foreclosure relief programs among major stakeholders in the residential mortgage finance industry in fulfillment of HLP’s mission as a social enterprise to assist consumers to obtain and retain homeownership.”center_img in Daily Dose, Headlines, News, Servicing Sharelast_img read more

first_imgAustralia’s love affair with river cruising has seen an increase in interest for Yangtze cruises through the awe-inspirng Three Gorges.Helen Wong, MD and founder of Helen Wong’s Tours, said the rise in cruising interest had ultimately led to bookings for group and independent tours to other corners of China, beyond the traditional centres of Beijing, Shanghai, Xian and Chengdu.“Australia’s growing hunger for cruising experiences has been overwhelming,” says Wong. “With a further increase in 2018.“The cruises through the spectacular Three Gorges between Yichang and Chongqing – and vice versa – have been popular for many years. But based on the more recent thirst by Australians to experience a luxury cruise ship holiday, we forecast a healthier flow of Australians along the Yangtze.”In meeting demand for luxury cruise holidays, Helen Wong’s Tours, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2017, utilises the seven-strong American-owned Victoria Cruises fleet in its programme, each vessel rated five-star by the China National Tourism Administration.With a multilingual cruise director on board, each ship is air conditioned and boasts outside cabins with private balconies and bathrooms. All meals are included in a choice of two restaurants along with Wi-Fi access and a host of other features.The Three Gorges cruise is a feature of Helen Wong’s Tours’ 15-day Yangtze Wonders group tour which also includes visits on Shanghai, Xian (home of the Terracotta Warriors) and Beijing. Until the end of November 2017 it is priced from $5750 per person, twin-share, from Australia.Helen Wong’s Tours also offers nine-day Downstream and Upstream Yangtze tours, from $2760 per person, twin-share, including stays in Shanghai and Chongqing. Return airfares from Australia are extra.To venture along the Yangtze is more than a mere river cruise; it’s a lifetime experience, where passengers call on fascinating towns and journey on a mini cruise along one of the tributaries. Whether they begin the cruise from cosmopolitan Chongqing or near much smaller Yichang in Hubei province, guests can prepare for a journey filled with treasured moments, where the giant Three Gorges Dam is as commanding as the beautiful Three Gorges.The cruise meanders along a 660km section of China’s most famous river, passing three gorges and cliff-side temples, stopping at the world’s largest dam and cruising under a series of contemporary road bridges which connect traditional farming villages and towns.Like the Great Wall, the Three Gorges Dam is representative of what the Chinese people can achieve. Its billing as the largest “conservancy project undertaken” tells part of the story.last_img read more

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