Gangtok: The opposition Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) won seven Assembly seats and is leading in four constituencies while the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front won three and is ahead in six, election officials said Thursday. Sikkim has 32 Assembly seats. Chief Minister and SDF supremo Pawan Chamling won the Poklok Kamrang Assembly seat defeating his nearest Sikkim Krantikari Morcha rival Kharka Bahadur Rai by 2,899 votes, they said. He is also contesting Namchi Singhithang seat from where he is also leading by 289 votes. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoCSitting MLA and SKM candidate Sonam Lama won the Sangha Assembly seat defeating his nearest Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) rival Tshering Lama by 618 votes, they said. SKM candidate Lok Nath Sharma won the Gyalshing- barnyak seat defeating his nearest SDF rival Laxuman Sharma by 1,814 votes. In the Kabi lungchuk seat Karma Loday Bhutia of SKM wom defeating his nearest SDF rival Ugen Nedup Bhutia by 1,437 votes. Mani Kumar Sharma of SKM won the Khamdong-singtam seat by defeating his nearest SDF rival Garjaman Gurung by 873 seats. Also Read – Two squadrons which participated in Balakot airstrike awarded citationsIn the Shyari seat Kunga Nima Lepcha of SKM won by defeating his nearest SDF rival Karma Wangdi Bhutia by 1,356 votes. Sikkim Democratic Front candidate Gay Tshering Dhungel won the Upper tadong seat defeating his nearest SKM rial Anand Lama by 416 votes. In West pendam seat L B Das of Sikkim Krantikari Morcha won by defeating his nearest SDF rival Gopal Baraily by 898 votes. SKM candidate Sangay Lepch won the Yoksam-tashiding seat by only 79 votes defeating his nearest SDF rival Dichen Wangchuk Bhutia. SDF candidate Tashi Thendup Bhutia won the Barfung seat by defeating his nearest SKM rival Lobzang Bhutia by 79 votes. The SKM is leading in five seats while the ruling SDF is ahead in six seats.
As the reigning European champions Netherlands take on the reigning World champions the United States for a place in the history books, the tie looks anything but evenly matched. With one top-ranked team who brushed aside the other top teams in the tournament while the other, relatively young, had an easier route but had to work really hard to cover for their inexperience.In a sport where South Americans and European nations are ought to dominate, the US women team has been successful in breaking this monotony in style by winning three World Cups, they face the Dutch for their fourth. Playing just their second ever world cup and their very first final, a young side with an average age of just over 25 years are hungry to get their hands on the trophy for the first time. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football togetherThe United States has stormed into its third women’s World Cup final in a row. After a nervy semi-final victory against England, they look all set to clinch their fourth World Cup. They have been excellent the whole tournament, lethal in attack, solid while defending and have a decent squad depth. This was on display during their semi-final clash with England. With Megan Rapinoe left out because of a hamstring injury, the US was still able to play fluid, fast and attacking football as her replacement, Christen Press put on an amazing shift, scoring the opener and contributing a ton in the defensive half. The Jill Ellis’ side has been rampant in the attack, scoring 24 goals this World Cup, conceding only three. With Alex Morgan spearheading their attack and Megan Rapinoe expected to be fit for the final the tie looks done and dusted on paper but at the end of the day football is played on the pitch, not on the former. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian OpenOn the other hand, we have the Oranjes, they are a passionate set of players, though not the best technically, they have made it to the finals with their supreme work rate and a knack for grinding out results on big days. Though scoring a considerably less number of goals than the US, the Dutch have a remarkable defense conceding only 3 goals this whole tournament. Not many teams will topple the United States in work rate but the distance covered statistics shows that the Oranjes have, running 656.8 km, 16 more than the Americans. This stat is a concrete fact that the Dutch will not go down without putting up a fight. A vital part of the game for them would be the opening 15-20 minutes, the US is expected to start the game on a strong note just like they did against every single opponent this tournament. It will be extremely important for them not just to sit back but to look for counter-attack opportunities as well. A tactical clash between Jill Ellis and Sarina Wiegman will make this final just the second one to have both teams managed by women, the first one being the 2003 World Cup final between Germany and Sweden. Teammates Alex Morgan and Rapinoe will be competing for the Golden Boot, Morgan is leading the chart finding the net six times with Rapinoe just a shy away with five. Both sides are undefeated in the tournament but only one will make out of it the same. Psychologically the United States would know they are the favorites to lift the trophy, but at a stage like this, it is relatively easy to let the occasion get to their heads and being unable to perform up to their potential. The Dutch, on the contrary, would have the ‘nothing to lose mentality’ and it might end up working for them. An upset cannot be ruled out on a beautiful Sunday night in Lyon.
TORONTO — Ontario’s highest court has overturned a ruling that granted an RCMP sergeant more than $100,000 in damages for years of harassment by superiors, saying the judge made several legal and factual errors.The Court of Appeal for Ontario says the judge overseeing Peter Merrifield’s lawsuit erred in recognizing a new, freestanding “tort of harassment,” which would establish harassment as a separate wrong or breach for which someone can be held civilly liable. The appeal court says such a tort does not currently exist in Ontario and Merrifield’s case does not present “compelling reason” to create one, though the court does not rule out the possibility that another case may provide grounds do so in the future.It says Ontario Superior Court Justice Mary Vallee also made mistakes in determining that Merrifield’s superiors behaved in a way that constitutes intentional infliction of mental suffering — which is a recognized tort — and made “palpable and overriding errors in much of her fact-finding.”Vallee found senior Mounties had behaved egregiously in a campaign of harassment against Merrifield after they decided he lied about his run for political office.She awarded Merrifield $141,000 in damages and $825,000 in legal costs for the lawsuit. The federal government and two RCMP managers appealed the ruling.Merrifield alleged his superiors waged a seven-year campaign to damage his reputation that included punitive transfers and unfounded criminal accusations after he took part in a federal Conservative nomination meeting in Barrie, Ont., in 2005.In a ruling released late last week, the appeal court said Merrifield misled his superiors by telling them he had no plans to seek political office even though he was running in the nomination race.What’s more, it said, Merrifield had not sought to be placed on unpaid leave while he did so, as is required under RCMP policies.“Merrifield’s RCMP superiors had good reason to regard him as a colleague who could not be trusted to be completely forthright with them — a matter of importance in any position, but especially so in the context of Merrifield’s employment in the RCMP,” it said.The trial judge was also wrong to find that the risk of a conflict of interest for Merrifield, who worked in a unit that provided security to federal politicians, was “remote at best” and that management’s concern about it was “not bona fide.”Management consulted with internal RCMP resources before finding Merrifield faced a potential conflict of interest and transferring him out of the unit, the court said. As a result, the judge’s finding that the transfer was unjust and punitive no longer stands, it said.Vallee also erred in finding that management’s decision to audit Merrifield’s RCMP credit card expenses in 2012 without asking for an explanation or offering specifics constituted intentional infliction of mental suffering, the appeal court said.“This conclusion cannot stand. It flows from palpable and overriding errors in the trial judge’s fact-finding and the incorrect application of the legal test,” the ruling says. RCMP management had the authority to order the investigation and while it stated in a letter that Merrifield may have engaged in disgraceful conduct, that is not the same as alleging that he committed a crime, as the judge suggested, the court said.There was also no evidence that the audit was intended to cause harm or that management knew that harm was substantially certain to follow, nor did the evidence establish a causal connection, the court said.“Our conclusions that the trial judge erred in recognizing the tort of harassment and in finding that the tort of (intentional infliction of mental suffering) was established in regard to the … investigation are sufficient to allow the appeal,” it said.The court granted the appellants the costs of the appeal, Merrifield’s cross-appeal and the initial trial and gave them 10 days to make submissions on the issue.The RCMP said it has received the decision and is determining next steps but declined to comment further.Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press
LookToTheStars.org’s CMO Edward Martin attended the launch of the United Nations Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent’s Health in NYC last week and filed this report.Bill and Melinda Gates seem to always to be at the center of so many global humanitarian efforts. But at this press conference, they sat at the end of the table and not the center. I’m sure this was at their request.A small thing perhaps, but it underscores one of their main points. Its going to take far more than billionaire donations to solve these most critical social challenges. It’s going to take the full throated efforts of governments, private sector, humanitarian groups, faith based groups… all of us. We all have something to contribute and its all significant.Other major leaders at this briefing included Carolyn Miles, the iconic CEO of Save the Children US, as well as Amina J Mohammed, Special Advisor to General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon.18-year-old Anoyara Khatun called for an end to human trafficking at the event.Credit/Copyright: Stuart Ramson PhotographerBut it was the younger leaders that set the tone of how the world has changed for the better: Anoyara (18), a leading campaigner against human trafficking, and Suhalia (17), a leader in Tanzania combatting prejudice for children affected by HIV/AIDS.These two young leaders have both been impacted by the issues and are now changing their own circumstances, that of their communities – and the world.They are two powerful examples of what will in the end create the largest positive change in the world.The two key concepts I took away from this event were1. Save The Children US announced an enormous $250M in 2016 to be focused in the area of women and children2. Its going to take an major increase in partnership, innovation and commitment to make these critical social impact areas a realityBusiness was one of the areas highlighted at this event. As the CMO to LTTS, CEO of goodxchange.com and Senior Advisor to the Nobel Peace Prize Forum for Business Innovation and Peace, its probably not surprising I had an extra keen focus on how business could contribute.There are a number of ways for business to grow while contributing to the greater good. That’s the key. Focus on how companies can drive profitable growth in a way that also supports global poverty, health, education, and the environment. Thats sustainable! Companies will ALWAYS want profitable growth!What is a simple example of this? If a company is doing great work in girls education (as an example), let LookToTheStars.org and our celebrity influencers tell your story vs using traditional advertising to tell your own story.Why? We only share authentic stories of good work so people will know its real – AND we want the money that would have been used by a company to share this message in traditional media to be re-directed to fund even more girls education!This is a simple example of a virtuous circle that can create sustainable change.Between this event, the Pope’s well received messages to the world on helping the poor, the UN’s announcements and the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park mobilizing youth to help the poor, I came away from NYC hopeful, inspired and ready to go back to work with each of these groups and others.I think we all can agree that each human being is a beautiful creation and deserves the right to a life where there is hope and opportunity. And we really do all have the ability to do something to move the world forward in this direction.Copyright ©2015Look to the Stars
APTN National NewsThe filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin is being praised for her latest film called “Hi Ho Mistahey” that premiered at the Toronto international film festival.This documentary tells the story of Shannen’s dream, which sparked a national campaign for equitable funding for first nations schools.APTN’s Delaney Windigo has more.
BURNABY, B.C. – Burnaby RCMP say they arrested a woman who chained herself to a work truck Friday morning, one day after the B.C. Supreme Court granted Trans Mountain an injunction against demonstrators.Just before 8 a.m., Mounties received a report of a demonstrator who had chained herself to a work vehicle, impeding its movement.Police say the 19-year-old woman was asked to remove the chains, but she refused and they arrested her for mischief. The RCMP say they want to remind those involved in the ongoing demonstrations that police are an impartial party and they are there to ensure the safety of everyone involved.On Thursday, a judge granted Trans Mountain an indefinite injunction aimed at preventing people from entering within fivemetres of work sites at the Burnaby and Westridge Marine terminals.(THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Pune: NCP chief Sharad Pawar Monday said he has decided not to contest the next month’s Lok Sabha election from the Madha constituency in Maharashtra. The Madha seat is held by his party leader Vijaysingh Mohite Patil. Pawar’s announcement at a press conference came after recent speculation that he may contest from there. ”There was a lot of insistence (from within NCP) that I contest from Madha. However, my candidature hasn’t been declared yet,” Pawar said. The NCP chief also indicated that Parth, son of his nephew and senior party leader Ajit Pawar, may be fielded from Maval LS constituency in Pune district. “Many people are asking (me) to field Parth from Maval,” the former Union minister said. Asked if the fear of possible defeat made him rethink of contesting from Madha, Pawar said, “I have successfully faced 14 elections. Do you think a 15th will deter me?”
The Canadian Navy on Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Moncton stopped by Hamilton on a two-day visit to show people what it’s really like to be out at sea.From weapons navigation and their sleeping quarters, tour groups got a feel for what it was like to be in the navy.The ship’s central mission is to work with American allies to intercept drug traffickers transporting narcotics from the south to the north, focusing on the Caribbean.While they allowed visitors to fire the ship’s weapons using blanks, the Navy said they’ve never actually had to use the guns.Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Moncton will tour the Great Lakes for the next couple of weeks.The next stop is Prescott.
Following this morning’s closed-door session, the President of the 15-nation body, Ambassador Adolfo Aguilar Zinser of Mexico, told reporters that Council members “expressed their concern and the Council will continue to follow up developments on this matter.”In his comments to reporters, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said “everyone has been trying to ensure that it is dealt with peacefully.” He added that he thought the next step should be “to get the parties talking and to find a format that will be acceptable to both parties and bring them to the table to talk.”In February, the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) referred the matter to the Council after its 35-nation Governing Board adopted a resolution finding the DPRK in further non-compliance with international nuclear safeguards. The text also called on Pyongyang to fully and urgently cooperate with international inspectors and to comply with its obligations under international non-proliferation treaties. Video of the Council President speaking to reporters
FILE – In this April 25, 2014, file photo, Bryant Gobble, left, hugs his wife, Sherry Gobble, right, as they look from their yard across an ash pond full of dead trees toward Duke Energy’s Buck Steam Station in Dukeville, N.C. Duke says it will provide bottled water to residents living near coal ash pits in North Carolina. So far, more than 150 residential wells tested near Duke’s dumps have failed to meet state groundwater standards. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File) by Michael Biesecker And Mitch Weiss, The Associated Press Posted May 14, 2015 7:43 pm MDT Last Updated May 14, 2015 at 10:50 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Prosecutors: Duke Energy could have avoided Dan River disaster had they checked drainage pipes GREENVILLE, N.C. – As Duke Energy pleaded guilty Thursday in a North Carolina courtroom to nine criminal violations of the federal Clean Water Act, federal prosecutors recounted examples where time and again the nation’s largest electricity company failed to prevent its illegal pollution.Two years before the massive February 2014 spill at a Duke ash dump in Eden coated 70 miles of the Dan River in grey sludge, engineers at the plant twice requested $20,000 from company headquarters to use a robotic camera to inspect aging drainage pipes, including the one that later collapsed, triggering the disaster.Prosecutors said Duke executives denied the request both times, even after a top manager at the plant personally pleaded for the money to inspect the pipes.“They should have been monitoring better, they should have been fixing what they saw, they should have been listening to their employees,” said Assistant Attorney General John C. Cruden, who supervises the prosecution of environmental crimes at the U.S. Justice Department. “If they had done that, the spill we saw would not have occurred.”As part of a negotiated settlement with federal prosecutors, Duke agreed to pay $68 million in fines and $34 million on environmental projects and land conservation that will benefit rivers and wetlands in North Carolina and Virginia.U.S. District Court Judge Malcolm Howard said it is the largest federal criminal fine in North Carolina history.The judge also sentenced Duke to five years’ probation. Under the terms, the company will be monitored for compliance with the Clean Water Act. If it violates the law while on probation, Duke could be subject to further action by the court.The sentencing came after prosecutors told Howard that Duke ignored repeated warnings about problems at its coal ash pits. The ash, which is the waste left behind when coal is burned to generate electricity, contains such toxic heavy metals as arsenic, selenium, chromium and mercuryDuke admitted guilt to environmental violations at its coal-fired power plants in Eden, Moncure, Asheville, Goldsboro and Mount Holly.Prosecutors said that Duke’s illegal pollution had been going on as far back as 2010.At the Moncure plant, employees informed supervisors in 2011 that a riser pipe that drained the basin was leaking, but no action was taken for two years, prosecutors said. As a result, Duke was criminally negligent in properly maintaining essential equipment. In another example, Duke illegally channeled contaminated wastewater seeping from its Asheville dump into the French Broad River.Holding the company’s plea agreement in his hand, Howard went through each charge and asked if the company had engaged in these illegal actions. Julia Janson, the company’s chief legal officer, replied yes.Then the judge asked how Duke was pleading to each count. And each time, she replied softly, “Guilty.”Janson later apologized on behalf of the company, conceding Duke’s past conduct had “fallen short of our own high expectations.”Duke has said in statements and court filings that the costs of the settlement will be borne by its shareholders, not passed on to its electricity customers.In a statement, the $50 billion Charlotte-based company said the settlement “closes a chapter in the company’s history.”“We’ve used the Dan River incident as an opportunity to set a new, industry-leading standard for the management of coal ash,” the release said.Environmental groups hailed the resolution of the criminal charges a vindication for their years of efforts to get regulators to hold Duke accountable for the pollution leaking from 32 coal ash dumps at 14 power plants scattered across the state.The Associated Press reported last year that environmental groups tried three times in 2013 to sue Duke under the Clean Water Act to force the company to clean up its leaky coal ash dumps. The groups said they were forced to sue after North Carolina regulators failed to act on evidence conservationists gathered of ongoing groundwater contamination at Duke’s dumps.But each time, the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources blocked the citizen lawsuits by intervening at the last minute to assert its own authority under the act to take enforcement action in state court.The administration of Gov. Pat McCrory, a Republican who worked at Duke for 29 years, then proposed what environmentalists derided as a “sweetheart deal” under which Duke would have paid fines of just $99,111 to settle violations over toxic groundwater leeching from two of its plants. That agreement, which included no requirement that Duke immediately stop or clean up the pollution, was pulled amid intense criticism after the Feb. 2 spill.In the wake of Dan River, state legislators passed a law requiring Duke to close and cap all of 32 ash dumps by 2029.McCrory spokesman Josh Ellis said the governor has taken strong action on the issue.“We’ve taken more enforcement action on coal ash than any administration in state history, begun implementing the toughest coal ash law in the nation and issued the largest fine in state history,” he said in an email.That $25 million state fine over violations at the L.V. Sutton Steam Plant near Wilmington is currently under appeal by Duke.___Associated Press writer Mitch Weiss reported from Greenville, South Carolina.___Follow Biesecker at http://Twitter.com/mbieseck
Coming off losses at Indiana and Purdue last weekend, the Ohio State women’s volleyball team got a much-needed win against Iowa Friday night at St. John arena to stay in the Big Ten hunt. “It was definitely a really important win,” senior Sarah Mignin said. “We just tried to come out with a lot of intensity and a lot of energy.” Coming into Friday, the Buckeyes had been struggling in Big Ten play, but knew that a couple of quick wins would bring them right back into the clustered Big Ten race. “This conference is ridiculous,” OSU coach Geoff Carlston said. “Every team in this conference has a chance to make the tournament.” OSU took the momentum early and didn’t give it back the rest of the match, finishing off the Hawkeyes, 3-0 (25-10, 25-16, 25-17). “Iowa is a good team, so it’s good to come out and finish them off 3-0,” senior outside hitter Katie Dull said. Junior middle blocker Kelli Barhorst led the team in scoring with 18 points and also recorded a match-high with 14 kills. The Buckeyes seemed to have the Iowa defense confused all night and Iowa was never able to adjust. “I thought our setters did a nice job of distributing the ball,” Carlston said. “We’ve been too predictable and tonight we did a nice job of spreading the offense out.” The win pushed the Buckeye’s conference record to 3-4 on the season. “A lot of it is just focusing on our side of the net,” Dull said. “In the Big Ten, everybody is good so it is just about taking care of your business.” The Buckeyes carried their momentum for Friday’s win right into Saturday, defeating 19th-ranked Minnesota, 3-0 (25-23, 25-20, 25-17). Barhorst led the Buckeyes for the second straight night, recording match highs in points, 14.5, and kills, with 11. The win evens the Buckeyes’ Big Ten record at 4-4 and improves their overall record to 16-5. The Buckeyes take on Penn State Wednesday at 7 p.m. at St. John Arena.
This season hasn’t been an easy one for Chelsea but Willian still believes that they can secure the Champions League for the upcoming season – and a win against Liverpool would help them massively.The Brazilian winger is aware of the fact that by beating the Reds, they can close the gap between these two to just two points – and it is something which is not impossible to overcome at the end of the season.The Chelsea offensive player spoke about the upcoming game as he said, according to Goal:Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“It’s a massive game because we still have a chance of catching them and qualifying for next season’s Champions League, but to do that we have to win this game, we have to win every game.”“We are playing at home but they are a good team who are full of confidence so we have to pay great attention in every type of situation. We want to win the game and we have prepared very well.”“We have to win these two games, especially when you play at home. We cannot lose points at Stamford Bridge. We are ready to fight to try to win these matches.”
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has revealed he is delighted with Gabriel Jesus despite the striker’s ongoing goal scoring drought.The Spanish manager remains unconcerned by Jesus’ struggles in front of goal, insisting the striker’s all-round contribution to the Premier League champions is crucial.The Brazil international’s winner at Southampton in the final minute of last season ensured City finished with 100 points with the 21-year-old’s campaign scoring 13 goals from 29 league matches.However, the early months of this current campaign has been full of toil for Jesus, who has just one Premier League goal, which came in the 6-1 thrashing of Huddersfield Town back in August, from nine appearances.Seven of those nine appearances have been as a substitute, however, and Guardiola was deeply impressed by the striker’s performance during Thursday’s 2-0 League Cup win over Fulham.Report: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“Of course he needs a goal, the strikers they live for that, but the performance was excellent,” said Guardiola, according to the club’s official website.“A lot of movement without the ball and people don’t realise the help [that gives] to the other guys.“He’s a guy who gave us a lot, but he’s still a young player, he can improve, he can be calmer inside the box, but he has the desire and that’s why he’s extended his contract here for many years.“We’re going to try to help him. I’m so satisfied with the way he’s playing this season, but of course, strikers need a goal to be completely ‘okay, I am there’. But we are in November and many things are going to happen in the future.”
Panaji: The Bombay High Court in Goa on Friday convicted Samson D’Souza, a beach shack worker accused of sexually assaulting 15-year-old British teenager Scarlett Keeling and leaving her to die at Goa’s Anjuna beach in 2008, to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment. D’Souza, a beach shack worker, was pronounced guilty of all charges in connection with the 2008 incident on Wednesday. The other accused, Placido Carvalho, was however acquitted of all charges by the court for lack of evidence.
Hyderabad: Over 400 children from 14 schools participated in a series of activities organised in connection with Global Tiger Day celebrations at KBR National Park here on Saturday. Telangana State Forest Department in coordination with HyTiCoS and WWF – India, Hyderabad Office organised the celebrations. It may be mentioned here that the Global Tiger Day celebrations were started in 2010, following a decision taken at a Tiger Summit held at Saint Petersburg in Russia. Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us The activities organised at the KBR National Park include wildlife quiz and nature-based learning games, with special focus on the tiger conservation. Students from various schools performed skits to bring out the message as to how tigers were killed in large numbers in the last 100 years. In turn, how it is now reflecting in the form of ecological imbalance, resulting in climate change and loss of biodiversity. Also, how these changes are threatening the wellbeing of humans on the planet. Also Read – Vemulawada school seized after road accident Advertise With Us The children also brought out the message that the Forest Department in collaboration with NGOs, nature lovers, volunteers are focusing on the conservation of the Tiger and its habitat as is existing today. The celebrations were attended by Andrew Fleming, Deputy High Commissioner of Britain, PK Jha, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (HoFF) & Chief Wildlife Warden, P Raghuveer, VC & MD, TSFDC, R Sobha, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (FCA), Munindra, Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Admn.) and others. Advertise With Us Speaking on the occasion the Dy High Commissioner brought out, how the Tiger number in India which were 1,411 in 2006 increased to 2,226 in 2014. He also stated that India is home to around 70 per cent of the World’s Tigers and appreciated the effort of Government of India and State governments in protecting and conserving Tigers.
Register Now » 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. As an entrepreneur, you probably spend most of your days jumping from a team meeting to an investor pitch and swinging by a startup conference to give a talk in the middle. This means that a lot of your time is spent on the go without the ability to open your oh-so-precious laptop and get work done.Have no fear. There has been an emergence of mobile apps enabling you to be productive, no matter where you are.As the CMO of a startup, I have found myself using these six apps to stay on task all day, every day.1. Sunrise to manage your day. A day on the go usually means wasting some time due to bad planning or a lack of preparation. Sunrise is the perfect tool for aggregating all of your must-have information into its sleek calendar interface for easy access. Features like your meetings, LinkedIn profile of the people you’re about to see, as well as the places where you’re heading, drastically reducing the amount of time you waste.Related: Distractions Killing Your Flow? Try This Method.2. LinkedIn to get your networking right. Just out of an important meeting? Why not add the guy to your LinkedIn network. Following up by email is better, but who has the time to do it for every meeting? By adding them on LinkedIn, you keep them in your network.Checking their background — preferably before the meeting — is also a great way to figure out if there’s any intro or further connections that would make sense.3. Feedly to read all of your daily news content. Sure, there are tons of articles worth reading every day. But let’s face it, it’s often a pain once you realize how split up your time has become trying to read them all. By putting them directly into feedly, and keeping them to read in your “off” time, your productivity will skyrocket.Related: Procrastinators: How to Fight Your Genes and Get Stuff Done Now4. Intercom to answer your important support tickets. Keeping in touch with your clients doesn’t just mean meeting up with some of them from time to time anymore.With powerful real-time CRMs like Intercom becoming the standard for most startups in the know, you can keep in touch, no matter where you are. So why not spend some of your time waiting for your Uber by closing some support ticket from their mobile app? In addition to keeping you in touch with your customers, the pain of writing long sentences on mobile will force you to draft short and to-the-point answers – the ones that rock!5. Mention to manage your online presence. You being on the go doesn’t mean your users or followers don’t keep talking about you. This is unfortunately the time when the bad buzz can happen. By having your alerts set up with notifications in place, you’ll be sure to never miss a thing online. And with the release of mention’s offline mode, it works even when you’re in the subway.6. Google Drive to brainstorm your next move. Just because you’re on the go doesn’t mean you should use crappy note-taking apps. As your time outside of the office is often considered some of the most creative and fruitful, organize your thoughts on Google Drive’s powerful app. With their offline mode, you can even find existing collaborative docs to edit them. With some luck, the rest of your team will already have a perfect action plan based on your notes once you’re back in the office.Related: The 80/20 Rule and Listening to Your Inner Procrastinator Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. April 24, 2014 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global
They report the coastal region will see a 2.6 percent increase over last year. Virgilio Gómez, Coordinador General de Unidos por Quintana Roo, explained that Governor Carlos Joaquin has requested social participation to deal with the sargasso, adding that Unidos por Quintana Roo does that by convening organizations and groups of citizens to help conserve the cleanliness of beaches. Semana Santa (Holy Week) or Easter, is one of the busiest vacation periods for the coastal region, beginning April 14. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) The organization provides drinking water and sargasso talks to volunteers, ensuring they understand the importance of removing only the seaweed and not sand, while the government provides the tools needed and a final disposal place. Alicia Ricalde, head of la Administración Portuaria Integral de Quintana Roo, says that they are also anticipating between 25,000 and 26,000 ferry travelers per day over the upcoming Easter holiday season at the Cozumel and Isla Mujeres ferry terminals, where security will be increased. Photo: Gobierno de Estado Similar beach cleans have been on-going with other resort areas including Isla Mujeres, Cancun and Playa del Carmen where beach cleans have seen the removal of the washed-up seaweed. Photo: Riviera Maya News The Secretariat of Tourism of Quintana Roo is forecasting the arrival of approximately 1.2 million national and international visitors to the region for Easter-Holy Week. The primary destinations will include Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres, Chetumal, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Holbox, Bacalar, Mahahual, Felipe Carrillo Puerto and José María Morelos. Cancun, Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The entire coastal region from Cancun to Mahahual is getting ready for one of the busiest vacation periods of the year with a massive beach clean to remove sargasso. Gómez says that over a two-day clean, more than 130 people showed up to clean Mahahual beaches, removing one ton of seaweed from 400 linear meters. In Puerto Morelos, dozens arrived for a clean that saw the removal of five tons of seaweed. While the current pile-ups are not as significant as in the past, volunteers from various municipalities have still been out in full force removing the seaweed that has landed along state beaches.
Holly GalbraithFirst Australian Ambassador appointed for World Food Travel AssociationSydney-based food and tourism marketer Holly Galbraith has been approved as Australia’s first Certified Ambassador to the World Food Travel Association.The World Food Travel Association is the world’s leading authority on food and beverage tourism. This not-for-profit association creates economic opportunities where food and beverage meet travel and hospitality. pioneers major research into food and beverage tourism including the 2016 Food Travel Monitor, the world’s largest food and beverage tourism research project ever conducted.The ambassadorship is an is an invitation-only appointment for individuals who demonstrate a passion and commitment to food tourism and who commit to the further development of food tourism in their region.Founder and Executive Director of World Food Travel Association says, “We’re delighted to expand our Ambassador network by adding a very capable individual like Holly. We have always respected self-direction at the local level, and encourage Australia to forge its own food tourism path, which we are happy to help shepherd as needed. We look forward to doing great things together.”Australia has come to the forefront of food tourism since the launch of Restaurant Australia by Tourism Australia in 2013. Food and wine now account for 20% of expenditures, nearly one in five dollars, spent by international tourists in Australia.“My passion for food and tourism started early, growing up on an orchard and helping to evolve the family business into an agri-tourism enterprise,” says Galbraith.“This dedication further grew from my time living and working in the Byron region that is, in my view, one of Australia’s top food destinations.”This year will see a significant project launched by Holly Galbraith for the Australian food tourism industry with the announcement of Australia’s first culinary tourism conference, Destination Food, scheduled for May 2018.Source = Tourism Upgrade with Holly G
The President of the Cleveland Federal Reserve, Loretta Mester, cautions the central bank’s policy on rate hikes, according to a report by CNBC.One of the Federal Reserve’s mandates is to keep inflation hovering around the 2 percent mark—it is currently sitting at 1.4 percent, just below their goal. As a result, the Fed has been hesitant to raise interest rates, but Mester believes this to be a mistake, due to the fact that low inflation might delay purchases and increase debt.According the Mester in prepared remarks published on the Cleveland Federal Reserve’s website, monetary policy “takes some time … to work itself through the economy, we can’t wait until these policy goals are fully met to act. We need to assess what incoming information is telling us about where the economy is going over the medium run, and the risks around that medium-run outlook, and set policy appropriately.”Mester however does agree with the central bank’s viewpoint that the economy is normalizing, but she did issue a word of advice on the proper course to take concerning monetary policy.“Policy needs to remain systematic in how it reacts to incoming information relevant to the outlook, but not be dogmatic should the outlook indeed materially change.”In terms of the overall economic outlook, Mester links oil prices and the “modest” depreciation of the dollar in the beginning of 2017 to increased manufacturing, adding “business sentiment remains at high levels and supportive of continued spending, but some of my business contacts report that mounting political and fiscal policy uncertainty has begun to temper some of that optimism.”You can read her full statement here. September 8, 2017 668 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, News Share President of Cleveland Fed Issues Warning on Rate Hikes Cleveland Fed Interest rates 2017-09-08 Joey Pizzolato
Bradley, who spent the first four years of his career as an Eagle, will add depth to the Cardinals linebacking corps.The 6-foot-4, 254 pound linebacker accounted for 48 tackles and a sack in the 12 games he started last season. Top Stories Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation The Arizona Cardinals have filled the glaring need that was a starting quarterback.However, the Cardinals, who went 5-11 last season, have more than one hole to fill.Arizona also needs help on defense and Eagles linebacker Stewart Bradley looks like he will reunite with Kevin Kolb and aid the Cardinals defense.“The Cards agreed with Eagles LB Stewart Bradley (and, I didn’t note this last night, lost DL Alan Branch to Seattle),” Darren Urban wrote. Comments Share