Will contest from Varanasi if party wishes: Priyanka

first_imgRae Bareli (UP): Amid speculation that she might contest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said on Tuesday she would abide by the party decision in this regard.Varanasi will vote in the last phase of Lok Sabha elections on May 19. “I have said this repeatedly that I will do what the party asks me to do,” Priyanka Gandhi said, adding that people were feeling harassed and wanted a change. She is on a tour of Amethi and Rae Bareli, represented by her brother and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and mother Sonia Gandhi, respectively. On the second day of her visit, she will hold meetings with party leaders at Gauriganj in Amethi. Congress made Priyanka Gandhi the general secretary in-charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh in January, hoping for a change in its fortunes in the ongoing Lok Sabha election. On Monday, she hit out at BJP’s Amethi candidate Smriti Irani for insulting the people of the constituency by distributing shoes among them.last_img read more

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US auto sales strong in July as cars share spotlight with pickup

US auto sales strong in July as cars share spotlight with pickup trucks by Tom Krisher And Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press Posted Aug 1, 2013 8:55 am MDT DETROIT – Pickup trucks led the charge in July, but strong sales of small cars show that demand for new vehicles is broad — and not slowing down.Car sales grew in the first six months of this year, but not at the blistering pace of trucks and SUVs. Through June, full-size pickups were up 22.5 per cent over the year before, while cars were up 5 per cent.But in July, sales of smaller cars took off. General Motors said its car sales jumped 24 per cent, including a 42 per cent increase in subcompact and small car sales. Honda Civic sales were up 30 per cent to 32,416, their best July in 13 years.Sales of the recently redesigned Ford Fiesta subcompact were up 89 per cent. Another subcompact, the Nissan Versa, was up 21 per cent.Part of the frenzy was seasonal. Small cars traditionally sell better in the summer and then taper off as winter approaches. But it’s also an indication of the high level of demand from all kinds of customers, which is likely to remain for the rest of this year.“We think there’s more room to grow this year,” said Kurt McNeil, GM’s U.S. sales chief, citing improving home values and rising consumer confidence.GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Honda and Nissan all reported double-digit sales gains last month. Of major automakers, only Volkswagen had a down month. Its sales were off 3.3 per cent as the top-selling Jetta compact faltered.Honda led the way with a 21 per cent sales increase. Toyota and GM both saw sales rise around 16 per cent. Chrysler, Nissan and Ford all reported 11 per cent gains.Most industry analysts estimate that July sales rose around 15 per cent from a year ago — the final tally comes out later in the day. A performance that strong will signal that the industry’s momentum can carry through December.“We’re almost at a pre-recession pace that looks like it may have the momentum that will carry it through the second half of the year and beyond,” said Alec Gutierrez, senior market analyst for Kelley Blue Book.The industry’s numbers for July come a day after the U.S. government reported stronger than expected growth for the April-June quarter. And healthy auto sales are buoying growth in the production of metal parts and components, helping factories expand at the fastest pace in two years, according to the Institute for Supply Management.The consulting firm LMC Automotive said the second-half tail wind could push this year’s sales to around 16 million. Sales last topped 16 million in 2007, just ahead of the recession. They bottomed out at a 30-year low of 10.4 million in 2009, and have been recovering ever since.A combination of low interest rates, an improving economy, rising consumer confidence and increasing home values in many areas is driving sales. In addition, automakers have been rolling out appealing new products in every segment from subcompact cars to big pickup trucks.Incentives such as rebates and low-interest loans are helping sales. Incentives in July rose nearly 8 per cent over a year ago to $2,684 per vehicle. That’s the highest level of the year, said Jesse Toprak, senior analyst for the TrueCar.com auto pricing site.Overall, though, the discounts haven’t cut prices. The average sale price of a vehicle last month held steady at just over $31,000, Toprak said. That’s because buyers are loading up on options like leather seats and navigation systems, which boosts the price. To get lower monthly payments while paying a higher price, buyers are stretching out their loans and leasing more vehicles, according to LMC.Thirty per cent of car loans now are six years or longer, up from 29 per cent in the first half of last year. Leasing, which generally lowers monthly payments, accounts for 24 per cent of auto sales, up from 21 per cent a year ago, LMC said. read more

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Ohio State on track heading into Jesse Owens Track Classic

Distance runners, freshman Dominik Seitzer (left) and redshirt-sophomore Josh Sabo, pace the field during the Buckeye Tune-Up Feb. 21 at French Field House.Credit: Brandon Claflin / For The LanternThe Ohio State men’s and women’s track and field teams are set to pay tribute to legendary runner Jesse Owens as the team debuts at its only home outdoor meet of the season.This weekend, the Buckeyes are slated to host more than 24 collegiate teams along with several unattached runners Friday and Saturday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium for the 29th annual Jesse Owens Track Classic.Owens, known as the Buckeye Bullet during his time at OSU, is most recognized for his ability in the sprints and long jumping events. He set three world records at the 1935 Big Ten track meet and holds four gold Olympic medals: one each in the 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, long jump, and 4×100 meter relay.In the past, Olympians such as John Drummond, Allen Johnson, Edwin Moses and Buckeye Olympians Diane Dixon and Joe Greene all competed in the Jesse Owens Track Classic according to an OSU press release.The Buckeyes are excited to return home after five weeks on the road, men’s coach Ed Beathea said. He said he believes the Buckeyes have gotten off to a steady start into the outdoor season, but are looking forward to competing hard this weekend as they transition into the next phase of the season.“I think that we are on track for where we would like to end the season,” Beathea said.Beathea is confident the team is on pace to face high competition.“Performances have been a bit of a mixed bag,” Beathea said. “Some guys have thrived and done well and some guys have done relatively average. But when I look at our results from last year, we are where we should be on how we train.”Senior sprinter and hurdler Justin Hines agreed with Beathea, saying the pace the Buckeyes have taken in their training during the outdoor season.“We usually start off a little slower, then pick it up a little,” Hines said. “Coach usually peaks us right before conference. We are at a good spot based on the marks we have right now and I think that if we keep moving forward, we will be very competitive in the conference meet.”Moving forward is one thing Beathea hopes to see his team do this weekend.“We are taking each week for what it is, but we understand that for our training, we need to get our legs back and turn over a little bit faster,” Beathea said. “I would like to see them fight a little more and compete with a stronger sense of urgency.”He said many athletes are still adjusting from the indoor to outdoor season. But with a few meets under their belts in the outdoor season, he hopes they will be “more spirited.”One athlete who intends to improve and compete harder is senior sprinter and hurdler Demoye Bogle.Bogle said he has had a “rough” couple of meets to start the outdoor season, but is being patient with his training. He hopes this weekend at home will help him get his confidence back.“We want to do our best and show that we can’t be beat at our own track,” Bogle said.Bogle said he and his teammates are continuing to practice hard each day and keep healthy in order to be successful this weekend.The home track advantage comes with bittersweet returns for Hines because this is his last race at home as a Buckeye. He said he is excited, however, to have his family and friends make it down to the meet.“The guys tend to enjoy being at home because they get more support,” Beathea said. “Mechanically (they) look the same, but there is a feeling of comfort of being at home.”The meet starts Friday at 4 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.Correction April 17: An earlier version of this story noted the athlete in the photo on the left to be Jackson Neff. In fact, it is Dominik Seitzer. The caption now reflects the correct individuals in the photo. read more

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Top Gear return gets nearly two million fewer viewers than last years

first_img 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. Last year’s series opener was largely savaged by viewers, mainly due to Evans’s hosting style. The decline in audience numbers follows a pattern in recent years, as the motoring magazine show scored higher viewers on average for its series openers with Clarkson, Hammond and May in the driving seat.The first episode of Top Gear’s 2015 series was seen by 5.3 million, and the overall average for the trio’s final five years fronting the programme – between 2011 and 2015 – saw an average of 5.2 million viewers per debut episode for every new series. Meanwhile, Call The Midwife, which concludes its sixth series next Sunday night, has mostly seen a steady increase over the past seven weeks. The first episode of the series in late January was seen by 7.72 million fans during its broadcast while the overall series average is now at 8.55 million, due to a spike in viewers during its fifth episode at 9.09 million. Show more Elsewhere, the BBC’s alternative reality period drama SS-GB has continued to drop in the ratings as its third episode, which aired on Sunday night at 9pm, scored an overnight average of 3.4 million viewers.The second episode last week had declined to 3.9 million from the first episode’s 6.1 million.The drama series, an adaptation of Len Deighton’s 1978 book of the same name that takes a look at what would have happened if the Nazis had won the Battle of Britain, lost viewers after many complained they found it difficult to hear much of the dialogue.  Despite largely positive reviews from fans, the return of Top Gear failed to impress in the ratings as it was seen by nearly two million fewer viewers than its series debut last year.However, the BBC Two motoring programme was up against the penultimate episode of BBC One’s popular period drama Call The Midwife in the Sunday 8pm timeslot.Top Gear, which has been revamped with Matt Le Blanc at the helm alongside co-hosts Chris Harris and Rory Reid, was watched by an average of 2.8 million people, according to overnight data, while Call The Midwife was seen by an average of 8.9 million.These initial figures do not account for those watching on catch-up at a later time.Top Gear’s series launch in 2016 – with Chris Evans and Le Blanc as new presenters following the departure of long-running hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May – had scored 4.4 million viewers overnight.Fans praised the new-look show on social media, with former Friends actor Le Blanc as Top Gear’s leading man. Sunday’s instalment, which featured a trip to Kazakhstan and an interview with Scottish actor James McAvoy, prompted viewers to describe the new series as a “massive improvement” and that it had made “a promising start”.”Top Gear is back how it should be!” enthused one viewer on Twitter, while another joked the show “was so sweet I could have licked it”.LeBlanc, 49, was called “a natural” as a presenter and several people said the programme was better without Evans, who quit after the last series, saying he gave it his best shot but that it was “not enough”.last_img read more

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Aflease Gold and BMA Gold to form new international gold company

first_imgSouth Africa’s Aflease Gold and Australia’s BMA Gold, are set to create a new mining company, forming, as the two companies said, an attractive international gold business with a new mine on the brink of production and a portfolio of growth prospects. The new company, to be known as Gold One International, will be listed on the Australian (ASX) and Johannesburg (JSE) stock exchanges and is subject to various conditions including shareholder and regulatory approvals. Its assets will include Aflease Gold’s new Modder East mine on the Witwatersrand, which is on track to pour its first gold towards the end of 2009, a gold resource of more than 15 Moz and a number of gold exploration and development projects in Queensland, South Africa, Namibia and Mozambique.The proposed transaction will involve the inward listing of BMA on the JSE and the subsequent acquisition by BMA of all the issued ordinary shares in Aflease Gold by way of a scheme of arrangement. BMA will complete a 20:1 share consolidation and Aflease Gold shareholders will then receive one BMA ordinary share for each Aflease Gold ordinary share and will consequently hold 95.6% of Gold One.Aflease Gold Chief Executive, Neal Froneman will become Gold One’s Chief Executive and BMA Gold Chief Executive, Mark Wheatley will be the new company’s Non-Executive Chairman. The completion of the scheme is expected in February 2009.Froneman said in Johannesburg that the enlarged company’s primary focus was to complete the Modder East project. Its longer term strategic vision would be to grow into a geographically diversified mid-tier gold producer with production of 500,000 oz/y and a premium market rating.Froneman: “Our priorities will be to complete the development of the shallow, high-margin Modder East mine on schedule, to advance our other low-risk, near-surface assets, and to generate a cash flow capable of sustaining growth through organic expansion as well as value-accretive acquisitions.”Speaking in Sydney, Wheatley said given the current difficult environment, a broadened investor base and direct access to the Australian and South African capital markets would provide a number of funding options for the growth-orientated Gold One.Wheatley: “There are few near-term gold development companies with such an attractive growth profile anywhere in the world and this, along with Gold One’s substantial resource base and strong, highly experienced management team, should attract significant interest from institutional and other investors, particularly on the ASX.”last_img read more

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Outotec to supply new South America copper concentrator with minerals processing tech

first_imgOutotec has been awarded an order for the delivery of minerals processing technology to a new copper concentrator to be built in South America.The contract value, booked in Outotec’s 2018 September quarter order intake, is approximately €25 million ($29 million).Outotec’s scope includes engineering and the delivery of flotation cells and filters, with deliveries taking place by the end of 2019.Kimmo Kontola, head of Outotec’s Minerals Processing business, said: “We are pleased to be part of one of the most important mining projects in South America through Outotec’s energy-efficient flotation cells and our proven filter technology. This order will strengthen Outotec’s position as a supplier of advanced minerals processing technologies in South America.”This contract comes on top of last month’s orders, which saw Outotec book €24 million for minerals processing technology and equipment for a base metals concentrator plant from a Russian mining company and €15 million for flotation cells and automation going to a base metal concentrator in Kazakhstan.last_img read more

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Ambros Martin to lead Romanian girls

Ambros MartinRomanian handball team ← Previous Story Veszprem routine win over Celje PL with brilliant Mikler Next Story → Andrzej Kraśnicki new-old chairman of Polish handball Spanish coach Ambros Martin will have dual function in the upcoming period. He already won two EHF Champions League titles with Hungarian best team Gyor in 2013 and 2014 on which bench still sitting, but the new real challenge will be to stay among the best with Romanian national team.Ambros Martin will replace Swedish coach Thomas Ryde on that position, who made fantastic result by winning bronze medal at World Championship 2015 in Denmark and qualifing for the Olympic Games in Rio.Spaniard had also a short deal with Hungarian national team in the past. read more

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Google Drive release imminent as Docs storage hits 5GB worldwide

first_imgGoogle’s emergence into the cloud storage arena has been talked about for years. Their Google Drive service is expected to be a storage system to rival Dropbox in simplicity, but integrate so deeply into Google’s existing products (including Android) that Google users will be compelled to make the switch. So far, we’ve only seen whispers of the service, with a promise from “sources close to the matter” that the service will be “coming any day now”. After a long wait, we’ve finally seen compelling evidence that Google Drive is on its way.Late last night, Google Docs accounts the world over started receiving an update, specifically to the volume of total storage each account was capable of. If you have a free Google Docs account, your storage cap has been (or will be soon) upgraded to 5GB, which we know is the cap for Google’s free Drive account. Furthermore, the documents you have stored in Google Docs right now don’t seem to count against this storage, suggesting that the only thing that counts against your storage cap in Drive are things you do not create from within a Google service.In a final bit of evidence, the video clip below shows off just a taste of the Drive service. All you see is the link in the share section, but it is further proof that the app does exist, and is clearly being tested. It remains to be seen whether or not Google Drive will offer the clean, functional user interface we’ve come to appreciate from services like Dropbox, but the evidence here certainly suggests that Google is going to give it a pretty good try.last_img read more

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April slowest month for Clark County job growth in 2018 so far

first_imgClark County netted 200 jobs in April when adjusting for seasonal trends, a positive gain, yet slower than in the first three months of the year.That’s according to a Tuesday report from the state Employment Security Department, which also noted that unemployment stood at 5.1 percent for the month. The jobless rate is down from March’s 5.3 percent but up slightly from April 2017, which was 4.9 percent.The report also found that March’s previously reported 400 new hires, seasonally adjusted, were actually closer to 1,000 new hires. The report said that gain is owed to stronger than expected hiring in construction.If April is not revised upwards, too, it would be the weakest month for job growth so far in 2018.January and March both gained by 1,000 new hires, while February clocked in with 700 new hires.Without adjusting for seasonal trends, April was a good month to find work in a few sectors. Trade, transportation and utilities added 400 jobs — largely in retail — while leisure and hospitality hired 300.Clark County has added 6,700 jobs over the last 12 months, amounting to 4.3 percent job growth.That outpaces the country as a whole, at 1.5 percent; Washington, at 2.8 percent; and the rest of the Vancouver-Portland metropolitan area, at 2.7 percent.That job growth rate will likely drop next month. More than 400 jobs will be lost due to layoffs at Georgia-Pacific in Camas and at Lionbridge Technologies in Vancouver.last_img read more

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Bonnier Acquires Five Hachette Titles

first_imgBonnier Corp. announced today that it has officially acquired five magazines from Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. Terms of the deal, which closed Monday, were not disclosed.The five titles include American Photo, Boating, Flying, Popular Photography and Sound & Vision. The magazines had been on the block since March.In addition to the print magazines, the deal includes the associated Web sites, books, licensing agreements, videos and branded events. According to Bonnier CEO Terry Snow, the Winter Park, Florida-based publisher will continue to publish all five titles. “This is an excellent time to buy quality brands and to grow market share,” Snow wrote in an e-mail to FOLIO:. “The multinational, 200-year-old Bonnier parent company has always had a very big-picture vision for growth, which views short-term downturns as long-term opportunities. We believe in these new properties and how they complement our current portfolio of enthusiast titles. We’re establishing a new foundation for when the economy inevitably recovers. And we’re doing it with established brands that can connect and evolve with their very passionate audiences for decades to come.”There were 12 layoffs associated with the deal, Snow said. The remaining staffers, approximately 50, will transition to Bonnier.According to Hachette president CEO Alain Lemarchand, the sale will allow the publisher to focus “on our core areas of strength, including the women’s brands, the shelter category and our automotive category.”Media investment firm DeSilva + Phillips represented Hachette.The deal marks Bonnier’s third acquisition in recent months. In September, Bonnier bought Working Mother magazine publisher Working Mother Media Inc. from MCG Capital and founding CEO Carol Evans. In December, it purchased Scuba Diving magazine from F+W Media.last_img read more

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Condé Nasts iPG Group Launches iOS Fashion Game

first_imgFashion is certainly in Condé Nast’s wheelhouse, but standalone game apps might not be one of the first products to come to mind for the company. But its in-house skunkworks team, the Interactive Product Group, has launched an iOS game for the iPhone and iPad called Fashion Hazard. The 99-cent, 3-D modeled, arcade-style game is not tied to any magazine brands and is targeted toward teen girls. The Interactive Product Group, with a staff of under 10 people, is also responsible for the productivity app Idea Flight launched last year and has wide latitude to act as an incubator for digital product development and launches. Often, the ideas and products don’t have anything to do with Condé’s existing brands. With Fashion Hazard, players are given a model identity and have to quickly navigate their way down a runway while dodging obstacles without falling. Success leads to new environments in other cities and enhanced “bling.” Like other apps, the game features in-app purchasing for players that want to short-cut their way through the levels. Wallpapers and ring tones are also available for purchase. While the app represents a revenue opportunity, the flip side of the Interactive Product Group’s agenda is through continued experimentation with digital tech, particularly on mobile and tablet devices. The products are built on Unity Mobile—a cloud-based development platform for building mobile products that work on multiple operating systems—and as the team becomes more adept at product development, other groups inside Condé Nast can leverage those development chops for potential brand-related digital extensions.last_img read more

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Rep Charlie Dent Milcon Spending Chair Resigning Shortly

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The departure of Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) from Congress creates some uncertainty as to who will replace him atop the House Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee.  Kevin Yoder (R-Kan.) appears to be next in line to take the gavel for the milcon panel. Tom Graves (R-Ga.) has more seniority on the full committee but plans to continue leading the Financial Services panel, reports CQ. An aide to Yoder confirmed his interest in moving from the Legislative Branch Subcommittee to the milcon panel. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.), who serves as vice chairman of the milcon panel, also is interested in leading the subcommittee. A final decision will be up to the House GOP Steering Committee, with input from Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.). Dent had previously announced his retirement from Congress after finishing out his term, but on Tuesday said he would step down in the coming weeks.Air Force photo by Jim Varhegyilast_img read more

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Wilmington Youth Soccer To Hold Parents Night Cornhole Tournament On June 1

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Youth Soccer Association is holding a Parents Night Out and Cornhole Tournament on Friday, June 1, 2018, from 7pm to 11pm, at the Tewksbury/Wilmington Elks (777 South Street).The event will feature music and karaoke from Two Cousins DJ; raffle table; 50/50 raffle; dancing; finger foods; cash bar; a cornhole tournament; and more.Tickets cost $20 each. Tables for $200 are available.  Entry in the Cornhole Tournament, which begins at 8pm, costs $10, with “rebuttals” costing $5.To purchase tickets, contact Jessica Scanlon (jcscanlon09[at]gmail.com), Emily Broussard (emilybroussard2002[at]yahoo.com), Megan Howie (Meganhowie5[at]gmail.com), or Alison Zaya (ali.zaya[at]gmail.com).(NOTE: The above information is from Wilmington Youth Soccer.)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… RelatedWilmington Youth Soccer To Hold Parents Night Out & Cornhole Tournament On June 7In “Sports”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, June 7, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”Wilmington Youth Soccer To Hold Parents Night & Cornhole Tournament On June 2In “Sports”last_img read more

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BNP seeks permission for 7 Nov rally

first_imgBNPOpposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has sought permission for holding a public rally on 8 November at the capital’s Suhrawardy Udyan, marking the National Revolution and Solidarity Day.BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi told Prothom Alo that the party sought the permission from the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).The BNP and its like-minded forces observe the National Revolution and Solidarity Day on every 7 November, commemorating the 1975 uprising of the people and soldiers through which the BNP’s founder and late president Ziaur Rahman was freed from military captivity.The party had also sought such approval last year, but all to no avail.The party was not allowed to hold a public rally even in front of its Naya Paltan headquarters.last_img read more

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BTRC fixes uniform minimum call rate to 45 paisa

first_img.The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has fixed Tk 0.45 per minute as the uniform minimum call rate for all mobile phone operators.The regulator on Monday issued a letter to the chief executive officer of all four mobile operators in this regard, said Md Jahurul Haque, acting chairman of the BTRC, reports UNB.The new rate will go into effect from Monday midnight, the regulator said in the letter.The government has approved the fresh tariff to establish ‘a level playing field’ for the country’s telecom operators, said the acting chairman.Through this initiative on-net (same network) and off-net (other network) call rate disparity will be removed.The decision to implement the tariff came two weeks ago with a scope to revise it time-to-time after a meeting with prime minister’s ICT affairs adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy, Jahurul added.According to the existing rate, the mobile operators charge the customers minimum Tk 0.25 per minute for on-net calls, that is calls on the same operator’s network.For off-net calls or calls to other operators’ networks, the customers are paying minimum Tk 0.60 per minute.Once the new rate is effective, minimum rates for on-net and off-net calls will be same.In both cases, the upper ceiling for mobile call rate is Tk 2 per-minute which will remain unchanged in the new rate chart.The customers will be charged in line with their connection packages, time and tariff plans, no matter which operator’s network they use. Value Added Tax and other duties will be applied.The BTRC has also set the interconnection charge for off-net calls at Tk 0.14 per minute, including Tk 0.04 for interconnection exchange or ICX operators, and Tk 0.10 for call termination operators, which the mobile phone operators pay.last_img read more

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Topic Hires Vicelands Gena Konstantinakos as VP Development and Video Programming

first_img Pierre Omidyar’s First Look Media Shuts Down Topic Magazine, Ends Funding for The Nib Political Cartooning Site At Viceland, Konstantinakos developed and oversaw a slate of original unscripted and documentary series, including “Last Chance High,” which chronicles the closure of Chicago’s last public high school for at-risk youth; “Slutever,” aimed at bringing a sex-positive lens to stigmatized sexual subcultures; and “Hunting ISIS,” documenting civilians fighting ISIS. Related Konstantinakos has also produced projects for ABC News, MTV, PBS, A&E, BET, MSBNC, Fusion, and the New York Times, as well as independent films. Additionally, she created, directed and executive produced independent mockumentary “The Internet Must Go,” which won a Webby Award in 2014.“Topic is focused on meaningful stories that entertain and move people, and as part of First Look Media there’s a natural emphasis on stories of consequence,” Konstantinakos said in a statement. “It’s a very exciting place to be, and I’m thrilled for the opportunity to help shape their upcoming slate of film, TV and premium video.”First Look launched Topic.com in June 2017 as a home for original video, podcasts, photography, illustration and long-form journalism. The division’s film and video projects have included documentary shorts and series including “The Loving Generation”; “Black 14”; “Edith+Eddie”; “She’s the Ticket”; and “aka Wyatt Cenac.” Current and upcoming projects include those from filmmakers Darius Clark Monroe, Nathan Silver, Jia Li, Yvonne Michelle Shirley and Charlie Tyrell.First Look Media was founded in 2013 by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. Its first feature film, “Spotlight,” won the 2016 Academy Award for best picture. Topic, First Look Media’s entertainment studio and digital destination for original content, hired veteran producer Gena Konstantinakos as VP, development and video programming.Konstantinakos hails from Vice Media’s Viceland cable channel, where she was executive producer, development and current series.At Topic, she reports to Ryan Chanatry, general manager of Topic. Konstantinakos is tasked with overseeing Topic.com’s original video strategy from development, production and release, across multiple formats including scripted and non-scripted episodic, shorts and films, through development, creation and release.“Gena’s strong creative vision, sharp focus, and track record for developing and producing smart, entertaining projects is impressive,” Chanatry said in a statement. “She will be a great asset to our team as we continue to expand our original programming.” First Look Media’s Topic Plans to Launch Subscription VOD Service (EXCLUSIVE) Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

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Cold wave to persist for next few days even as mercury goes

first_imgKolkata: The temperature in the city went up slightly compared to Sunday but the cold wave condition will continue to prevail for the next few days, particularly in the Western districts of the state.The Regional Meteorological Centre in Alipore said that the temperature in the city may hover around 12 degree Celsius but the winter chill is not going away, at least for the next couple of days. The temperature in the city on Sunday remained at 12 degree Celsius and rose to 12.2 degree Celsius on Monday. On Saturday the temperature had dropped as low as 10.6 degree Celsius. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe Met office predicted that the temperature may go up slightly but the cold wave condition will prevail in the city and in some other South Bengal districts. The cold wave may intensify in the districts like Purulia, Bankura, Birbhum, West Burdwan, East Burdwan and West Midnapore. According to an official, western disturbances have been created near Kashmir but are yet to gain momentum as a result of which there will be no interruption in the flow of the northwesterly wind in the state. As a result of this, the cold wave condition may stay for a while in South Bengal. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe temperature in Kolkata may slightly go up, while it may slightly go down in the districts. Due to prevalence of northwesterly winds which are dry and cool in nature, cold wave is continuing over Kolkata and its adjoining areas. With less humidity levels, the days are comfortable and nights are pleasant. It may be mentioned that during the month of December, Kolkata sees a large variation in winds in terms of both direction and speed. According to the weather office, North Bengal districts will continue to witness the winter chill for quite some time. There is no possibility of snowfall in Darjeeling in the next 24 hours. On Monday Darjeeling recorded 1.2 degree Celsius, with Siliguri at 4.8, Jalpaiguri at 6.6, Purulia at 7.4, Panagarh at 8.1 and Digha at 9.9 degrees.last_img read more

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Community members protest for jobs in Helpmekaar Road Ladysmith

first_imgAlso read: Watch: Member of Parliament on scene at truck drivers’ protest on N3, Van ReenenAfter singing and dancing and making their demands heard, the crowd peacefully dispersed.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite A large crowd gathered this morning (July 18) in Helpmekaar Road, demanding jobs.It is believed that community members from St Chad’s and Ezakheni were involved in the protest. They went to a business in the area and were demanding jobs for the community living in these areas.Public Safety officers were on scene to make sure it did not get out of hand.last_img read more

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first_imgA rotating crop of fresh greens grows in one of the greenhouses. After harvesting, the agriculture crew sells greens and other items from the garden at the farmer’s market at the Arcosanti Cafe. Fresh lettuce from the greenhouse are also available at the Cafe salad bar. [Photo & text: Yuki Y] March 2, 2005Agriculture department crew works in their new orchard next to the lake. February workshopper Ursula LeMaistre and Garden Manager Scott Dolan plant new apple trees. [Photo & text: Yuki Y] The apple orchard with the Arcosanti buildings in the background. [Photo & text: Yuki Y]Agriculture department crew works in their new orchard next to the lake. February workshopper Ursula LeMaistre and Garden Manager Scott Dolan plant new apple trees. [Photo & text: Yuki Y] A new crop of garlic grows in the garden. It will be ready to harvest in the middle of May. [Photo & text: Yuki Y] The apple orchard with the Arcosanti buildings in the background. [Photo & text: Yuki Y]last_img read more

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