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Arjun Rampal on girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades: My daughters have accepted her

first_imgArjun Rampal on girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades: My daughters have accepted herArjun Rampal, who is set to become a father for the third time, opened up on his private life. The actor’s girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades is expecting in late July or early August. India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 27, 2019UPDATED: May 27, 2019 17:04 IST Arjun Rampal and Gabriella Demetriades.Arjun Rampal is elated these days as the actor is all set to become a father for the third time. The Rock On actor’s girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades is expecting in late July or early August. The actor recently hosted a cozy baby shower for the beautiful mom-to-be Gabriella.Before dating Gabriella, Arjun Rampal was married to Mehr Jesia. The couple, however, announced their separation on July 25, 2018. Arjun has two daughters with Mehr – Mahikaa, who is 17-year old, and Myra, who is 13.In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, the actor opened up about his private life. He said, “It’s been sheer hell for the last five years but what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, doesn’t it?”Initially, Arjun kept his relationship with Gabriella under the wraps. But the Daddy actor made it official through an Instagram post.Rumour have been doing rounds that Arjun met Gabriella during an Indian Premiere League afterparty in 2009, but they reconnected and began dating only a few years ago. She was by his side when his mother, Gwen Rampal, passed away last year.Talking to the daily, Arjun addressed these rumours. He said, “We met through common friends. So, what can I say? That she stalked me? Wishful thinking that, buddy! It’s only been a year since we started dating and here we are. For keeps. And I must add that it was of prime importance that my daughters should accept her as a part of the family. I’m blessed that they have, no questions asked.”advertisementBefore throwing a lavish baby shower, Arjun and Gabriella headed to Maldives to spend some quality time with each other. Arjun took to Instagram and shared a loved-up photo of them. He captioned it, “When you wake up to this, you know you are blessed.”Earlier in April, Arjun had announced Gabriella’s pregnancy with a post that said, “Blessed to have you and start all over again… thank you baby for this baby.”It was earlier reported that Mehr is taking Gabriella’s preganancy sportingly. According to an earlier report, though Arjun and Mehr haven’t filed for divorce yet, Mehr’s friends say that she has accepted the fact that Arjun has moved on.”They are still working out the financial terms of the separation,” Mehr’s friend told a daily. “Mehr is a wonderful mother and wants to do what works best for her children,” her friend added.On the work front, Arjun was last seen in The Final Call, a web series.Also See: Arjun Rampal hosts baby shower for pregnant girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades. See picsAlso Read | Arjun Rampal’s ex-wife Mehr Jesia is fine with his girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades’s pregnancy: ReportAlso See | Arjun Rampal announces girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades is pregnant: Thank you baby for this babyALSO READ | Has Arjun Rampal moved in with his girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades?ALSO READ | Inside story of Arjun Rampal and Mehr Jesia’s separationALSO WATCH | Ranbir-Katrina to Farhan-Adhuna, big Bollywood break-ups of 2016Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byVibha Maru Tags :Follow Arjun RampalFollow Gabriella Demetriadesislast_img read more

Gov’t Supporting Youth in Agriculture

first_img “These young people will bring the appropriate technology to bear on the development of agriculture… In working with the young people, we will grow from strength to strength,” he said. Making the disclosure, Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Karl Samuda, said providing financial support for young people will “further heighten their interest, (which) will redound to the benefit of the entire (agricultural) sector.” Thirty per cent of the $300 million allocated for the Agricultural Productivity Incentive Programme is to be made available to facilitate youth involvement in agriculture.Making the disclosure, Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Karl Samuda, said providing financial support for young people will “further heighten their interest, (which) will redound to the benefit of the entire (agricultural) sector.”“These young people will bring the appropriate technology to bear on the development of agriculture… In working with the young people, we will grow from strength to strength,” he said.Mr. Samuda was addressing the Jamaica 4-H Clubs Youth in Agriculture Day at the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show in May Pen, Clarendon, on August 5.He noted that the support provided to the young people will enable them to “contribute to their families, contribute to their communities and will be able to develop agriculture”.The Agricultural Productivity Incentive Programme is designed to provide financial assistance to the agricultural sector, supplying farmers with small tools and fertiliser.Meanwhile, Mr. Samuda hailed President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) and Chairman of the Denbigh Planning Committee, Norman Grant, for “the tremendous amount of work done to improve the show.”Mr. Samuda noted that “there was great improvement…even (from) years before” and he is “looking forward to even greater improvements in the future.”The premier agricultural show in the English-speaking Caribbean, Denbigh is being held between August 5 and 7 under the theme: ‘Grow What We Eat…Eat What we Grow’. Thirty per cent of the $300 million allocated for the Agricultural Productivity Incentive Programme is to be made available to facilitate youth involvement in agriculture. Story Highlightslast_img read more

Court allows Chanda Kochhar’s brother-in-law to travel abroad

first_imgNew Delhi: A Delhi court Thursday allowed former ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar’s brother-in-law Rajiv Kochhar, a suspect in a bank loan fraud and money laundering case, to travel abroad for 10 days. Special Judge Anju Bajaj Chandna allowed Rajiv to travel to New York on a personal bond of Rs 10 lakh and directed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to suspend the look out circular (LOC) till then. The court kept his application, seeking cancellation of LOC, for hearing on June 3. Chanda and her husband Deepak along with Rajiv have been questioned by the Enforcement Directorate, which is probing the case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). Rajiv has been questioned by the CBI as well in the same case in the past as well. He is the founder of Singapore-based Avista Advisory.last_img read more

HBC president Alison Coville to step down effective Mar. 1, company says

TORONTO — Hudson’s Bay Co. says its president Alison Coville is stepping down.The Toronto-based company behind Hudson’s Bay, Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord and Taylor stores did not give a reason for Coville’s departure.A release from HBC says Coville’s exit will be effective Mar. 1 and that the company will be led by key executives until a permanent successor is found.Coville joined HBC in 1999 as a divisional merchandise manager, but eventually rose through the ranks to land the president position in June 2017.She has been at the helm of the company as it recently faced calls from an activist investor to better leverage HBC real estate and to consider selling some assets.Earlier this month, Hudson’s Bay announced it would be shuttering its 37 Home Outfitters stores and was eyeing the closure of 20 of its Saks Off Fifth locations in the U.S. Companies in this story: (TSX:HBC) The Canadian Press read more

Circular against pumping fuel into bottles cans withdrawn

However this evening the circular was withdrawn.Over the past few days several people have been pumping fuel into bottles and cans and fuel stations. The circular issued today preventing fuel from being pumped into bottles and cans until the fuel crisis is over, has been withdrawn.The Petroleum Resources Development Ministry said that a circular was issued earlier today allowing petrol to be pumped directly only into vehicles. Some people had been forced to take bottles as their vehicles had stalled after running out of petrol. (Colombo Gazette)Picture by Lalith Perera read more

Ban tells world why he cares so deeply about climate change

“Why do I care so much about this issue?” Mr. Ban asked in an opinion piece published today in some 70 countries’ media outlets ahead of the UN climate change conference, known as COP21.“First, like any grandfather, I want my grandchildren to enjoy the beauty and bounty of a healthy planet. And like any human being, it grieves me to see that floods, droughts and fires are getting worse, that island nations will disappear and uncounted species will become extinct,” he explained.The UN chief recalled that Pope Francis and other faith leaders have reminded the global community that “we have a moral responsibility to act in solidarity with the poor and most vulnerable who have done least to cause climate change and will suffer first and worst from its effects.”Second, as the head of the United Nations, Mr. Ban said he has prioritized climate change because no country can meet this challenge alone. “Climate change carries no passport; emissions released anywhere contribute to the problem everywhere. It is a threat to lives and livelihoods everywhere. Economic stability and the security of nations are under threat. Only through the United Nations can we respond collectively to this quintessentially global issue,” he insisted.While admitting that the negotiation process has been slow and cumbersome, the Secretary-General underlined that the world is seeing results. In response to the UN’s call, more than 166 countries, which collectively account for more than 90 per cent of emissions, have now submitted national climate plans with targets.If successfully implemented, these national plans could bend the emissions curve down to a projected global temperature rise of approximately 3 degrees Celsius by the end of the century.“This is significant progress. But it is still not enough,” warned Mr. Ban. “The challenge now is to move much further and faster to reduce global emissions so we can keep global temperature rise to below 2 degrees Celsius. At the same time, we must support countries to adapt to the inevitable consequences that are already upon us.”He said acting soon can lead to greater benefits for all: increased stability and security; stronger, more sustainable economic growth; enhanced resilience to shocks; cleaner air and water; improved health.“We will not get there overnight,” the UN chief stated. “The climate change conference in Paris is not the end point. It must mark the floor, not the ceiling of our ambition. It must be the turning point towards a low-emission, climate-resilient future.”Meanwhile, around the world, momentum is building, he said, pointing out that cities, businesses and investors, faith leaders and citizens are acting to reduce emissions and build resilience. “The responsibility now rests with Governments to conclude a meaningful, binding agreement in Paris that provides clear rules of the road for strengthening global ambition. For this, negotiators need clear guidance from the top,” he stressed, noting that the leaders of G20 nations, who met earlier this month in Antalya, Turkey, showed strong commitment to climate action.More than 120 have confirmed their participation in Paris, despite heightened security concerns in the wake of the terrorist attacks.“I see four essential elements for Paris to be a success: durability, flexibility, solidarity and credibility,” the Secretary-General continued, giving an explanation for each point, before reiterating that the UN stands fully ready to support countries in implementing such an agreement. An agreement, which he said will also accelerate progress towards all of the Sustainable Development Goals.“That is why I care so deeply about climate change,” he concluded. “My message to world leaders is clear: success in Paris depends on you. Now is the time for common sense, compromise and consensus. It is time to look beyond national horizons and to put the common interest first. The people of the world – and generations to come – count on you to have the vision and courage to seize this historic moment.” read more

Yemen UNsponsored peace talks kick off as ceasefire goes into effect

The talks kicked off with the announcement by the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, that the parties had agreed to a cessation of hostilities. The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon welcomed the talks and added that peaceful and inclusive dialogue is the only way to end “suffering and rebuild confidence, trust and mutual respect amongst the Yemeni people following months of civil war and thousands of lives lost.” “The Secretary-General also welcomes the declaration of cessation of hostilities accompanying the opening of the talks. He urges all parties to adhere to this cessation of hostilities and work towards a permanent and lasting end to the conflict,” said a statement issued by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson in New York. Additionally, Mr. Ban said he was encouraged by the letter he received yesterday from the Yemeni Women’s Pact for Peace and Security and joined them in expressing hope that the talks will result in the end of the military conflict in Yemen and mark the country’s return to the path of sustainable peace. “He reiterates the necessity and value of women’s meaningful participation in the peace process, in accordance with Security Council resolutions 1325 (2000) and 2241 (2015),”said the statement. Further, the UN chief urged all parties at the peace talks to engage constructively and in good faith with each other and called on them to safeguard the national interest, agree on practical steps that will end the suffering of the Yemeni people and improve their daily lives. Mr. Ban also encouraged all countries of the region and other United Nations Member States to create a conducive environment for the talks. Welcoming the declaration of cessation of hostilities among the parties as a “critical first step towards building a lasting peace in the country,” Mr. Ould Cheikh Ahmed stressed at the same time that finding a durable solution is critical, warning that “anyone who does not participate in the solution is effectively helping to perpetuate the crisis.” “The cessation of hostilities which was called today should mark the end of military violence in Yemen and the transition to progress based on negotiations dialogue and consensus,” said Mr. Ould Cheikh Ahmed, who added that making peace is a fundamental requirement to rebuild Yemen, rehabilitate the basic infrastructure, address the consequences of the war, provide the necessary environment to normalize life in all governorates, and resume economic activity. The talks are being facilitated by the Special Envoy and attended by 24 Yemeni representatives and advisors. UN experts are working with the delegations present to provide support to develop agreements which improve humanitarian access and delivery and to aid in the development of a comprehensive and permanent ceasefire. In his opening remarks to the consultations, Mr. Ould Cheikh Ahmed said Yemeni people of all groups – men and women of all ages and communities – are undergoing unprecedented suffering as their beloved county “is being consumed by the flames of violence and armed conflict.” “Here I would like to pause and reiterate once more that the only solution is a political one and that violence must cease. You have already effectively taken the necessary first step in that direction by agreeing on the cessation of hostilities, he said, stressing however that while there can be no doubt that that was a real achievement, the most important thing now is to focus efforts during the coming week on reaching a permanent and comprehensive ceasefire. “Moreover, should any violation occur, I would invite you to address that situation immediately and in a constructive and practical manner,” he underscored. Mr. Ould Cheikh Ahmed went on to say that the people of Yemen are daily, indeed hourly, anticipating the outcome of the discussions. “This meeting is their only glimmer of hope and must not be extinguished,” he said, asking the participants: “Are you going to abandon Yemen and its people and lead the country into further violence and slaughter, or are you going to put Yemen first, awaken your humanitarian and patriotic consciences, activate the role of the institutions, and ensure the people of Yemen can live the dignified life they deserve?” He explained that based on previous discussions, the purpose of the talks is to create a general framework for a comprehensive agreement on how to put an end to the crisis. All were present to achieve a common goal, he said, namely to put an end to the armed conflict and return the country to an orderly, peaceful, political process based on UN Security Council resolution 2216 (2015) and other related Council texts, as well as the initiative of the Gulf Cooperation Council and its operational mechanisms and the outcome of the National Dialogue Conference. “Moreover, I urge you to work at the same time on the issue of providing urgent basic services to the Yemeni people. I therefore invite you to work with the colleagues here present from United Nations humanitarian agencies to guarantee unconditional and unrestricted access to humanitarian supplies throughout Yemen,” Mr. Ould Cheikh Ahmed said, recommending that the participants consider the practical steps that could be taken right away to provide vital services, revive the economy and facilitate the return of Yemeni refugees and displaced persons. read more

European auction to see record levels of mining equipment offered

first_imgAuctions are an increasingly used way of trading smaller to mid-range classes of mining equipment through groups such as Ritchie Bros with public auctions that see both online and onsite bidders; and also online-focussed auctions such as Iron Planet; both of whom had stands at Intermat 2012. Ritchie Bros, the world’s largest industrial auctioneer, is to sell more than 1,600 industrial equipment items and trucks to the highest bidders in an unreserved public auction to be held in Moerdijk, Netherlands on April 19 / 20. The auction offers online and on-site bidders a variety of heavy equipment and trucks, including two 2008 Caterpillar 16M VHP motor graders, four 2008 Caterpillar 777F trucks, two 2008 Caterpillar 992G wheel loaders, a 2007 Caterpillar 824H wheel dozer and two low hour 2008 Atlas Copco DML crawler rotary drills.Detailed equipment information and hi-res photos are available at www.rbauction.com. Other items included in the auction are 59 wheel loaders, 17 crawler tractors, 15 dump trucks, 12 articulated dump trucks, rock trucks, drills, motor graders, hydraulic excavators and a number of other items. Every item will be sold to the highest bidders on auction day, regardless of price. The auctions are open to the public and equipment can be inspected online via and at the Moerdijk auction site in the days prior the auction. Registration to bid is free and people can choose to bid in person in Moerdijk or online. The Ritchie Bros. auction calendar currently features more than 100 unreserved public auctions around the world. Established in 1958, it has over 110 locations in more than 25 countries, including 43 auction sites worldwide.last_img read more

Final stretch for talks on cuts

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Plans to wrap up by the end of the week negotiations with the troika on some 11.5 billion euros of cuts are still on course, government sources suggested Monday, following a meeting between Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras and representatives of Greece’s lenders.Greece’s coalition leaders are due to meet Wednesday or on Thursday to finalize the cuts before Prime Minister Antonis Samaras flies to Rome on Friday to meet Italian Premier Mario Monti. Samaras is aiming to secure an agreement with PASOK’s Evangelos Venizelos and Democratic Left’s Fotis Kouvelis before leaving.The government is hoping that after that, Stournaras will conclude talks with the troika and the coalition can draw the relevant bills to be submitted to Parliament. It is possible the draft laws will be appended to the 2013 national budget and submitted to Parliament before the meeting of eurozone finance minister on October 8 and the European Union leaders’ summit on October 18 and 19.Following Stournaras’s meeting with troika officials, Finance Ministry sources said there had been “more progress” between the two sides but that the talks would continues. The finance minister remained evasive on the issue of whether a rise in the retirement age from 65 to 67 would be one of the measures adopted by the coalition in order to clinch the deal with its lenders. “We’ll see,” Stournaras told reporters.While the coalition has a comfortable majority in Parliament to rely on to pass the measures, it faces a sizable task in convincing the public that the country is on the right track. A new Public Issue poll for Skai and Kathimerini suggested that only 20 percent of Greeks are satisfied with the government and 68 percent are against the terms of the loan deal. Of those questioned, 85 percent say they will probably be affected by the latest cuts. Nevertheless, 67 percent of Greeks still view the euro positively.In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a news conference that her “heart bleeds” at the hardships faced by many Greeks due to the austerity measures but stressed the need for Greece to continue reforms in order to remain in the eurozone.“I think that everyone who is politically sensible will want that, too,” she said of Greece’s membership of the single currency, while calling on Greeks to back reforms. “In some cases, this is about reforms that, I think, wouldn’t bring any extra burden for the population.“I don’t think it helps to revolt against measures that have to be taken anyway.”Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

10 Things To Know For Thursday

first_imgAP Photo/Andrew HarnikActivists and protesters with the National Center for Transgender Equality rally in front of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in Washington, after the Department of Education and the Justice Department announce plans to overturn the school guidance on protecting transgender students.1. DIVIDED U.S. REACTS TO NEW TRANSGENDER POLICYConservatives praise the Trump administration’s rollback of public school bathroom requirements for transgender students, while transgender rights advocates vow to overcome a major setback.2. UNEASE HANGS OVER MEXICO DIPLOMACYResentment over the proposed border wall and immigration crackdown in the U.S. threatens to sour a meeting between Mexico’s president and Trump’s chiefs of diplomacy and homeland security.3. IRAQIS ADVANCE IN FIGHT TO DRIVE MILITANTS FROM MOSULIraqi forces enter Mosul International Airport and take over the runway amid fierce clashes with Islamic State militants in the country’s second-largest city.4. WHERE PYONGYANG’S PR MACHINE SPUTTERSNorth Korea exerts total control over its message at home. Abroad, in cases like the Malaysia killing of leader Kim Jong Un’s half brother, not so much.5. SYRIA PEACE TALKS CONVENINGHanging over government and opposition envoys is whether the “Geneva IV” talks will be just another sequel to chronically fruitless negotiations.6. LOST HOPE: HOW FAR VENEZUELA HAS FALLENThe economy is so crippled that tens of thousands are going hungry or even starving and the average shopper spends 35 hours a month waiting in line, while the murder rate is among the highest in the world.7. OIL INDUSTRY AWAITS OPPORTUNITY IN FAR NORTHPetroleum drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge was not a consideration under President Barack Obama but it’s getting renewed attention under the new administration.8. WHAT SCIENTISTS ARE BUZZING ABOUTAstronomers discover seven Earth-size planets orbiting a single nearby star — and these new worlds could hold life.9. ALL EYES ON BAO BAO AFTER 16-HOUR FLIGHTThe panda, born at the National Zoo in Washington, starts settling into her new home in southwest China where she will eventually join a breeding program.10. WHY PROF IS KNOWN AS ‘FATHER OF THE SELFIE’Every day for three decades, long before they were called selfies, Boston College’s Karl Baden snapped a photo of himself to document the aging process. Sharelast_img read more

Could Houston Follow Austins Lead In Mandating Paid Sick Leave

first_img Listen 00:00 /00:43 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Austin City Council Screenshot Speakers appeared before the Austin City Council Thursday night to weigh in on the city’s sick leave ordinance. Most were in favor.As for the chances of a paid sick leave ordinance here, Steve Werner with the University of Houston’s Bauer College of Business says it all depends on who’s behind it.“At the societal level it could come from nonprofit, nongovernment organizations that are looking for more social equality or it could come from city officials who feel strongly about this,” explained Werner.Austin City Council drafted its sick leave ordinance with input from the Center for Public Policy Priorities, a left-leaning advocacy group.Proponents of sick leave mandates see it as a quality of life issue, where people aren’t being forced to go to work when they’re not well. Those against the mandates say they put cities at a disadvantage because they’re placing more regulations on business.The ordinance goes into effect in Austin this October. Companies with over 15 employees have to offer eight days of paid sick leave. Companies with six to 15 employees must provide six days. If a business has five employees or less, they won’t have to comply with the mandate until 2020.The council vote to approve the ordinance was 9-2.center_img X View Fullscreen Sharelast_img read more

SDCC Provides Our First Proper Look at Season 11 of Doctor Who

first_img All the Trailers You Might Have Missed from SDCCVoltron Confirmed Gay AF Doctor Who is going to look awfully different when the series returns later this year. We already saw Peter Capaldi’s 12th Doctor regenerate into Jodie Whittaker’s 13th last Christmas. Now when the show returns, not only will there be a woman in the role for the first time, the series will have a brand new head writer. Steven Moffat has left the role and Broadchurch-writer Chris Chibnall is in. (Sidenote: If you haven’t watched Broadchurch, do yourself a favor and check it out on Netflix.  Especially if you miss seeing David Tennant on your screen. It’s some good crime TV.)The show held its big panel in Hall H at San Diego Comic Con today, giving those lucky enough to be in attendance the first chance to watch the trailer for the new season. Fortunately for the rest of us, the BBC put it on the internet for the world to see. You’re gonna want to watch this right now.You can definitely tell there’s a new head writer. The trailer already has a different feel from the Moffat seasons that’s still completely and entirely Doctor Who. As in most debut seasons, there’s the promise of something new. A reassurance that The Doctor is adjusting to her new appearance just as much as the rest of us are. There are brief glimpses of the adventures this season will take us on: An harsh-looking alien world, an indeterminate point in the past… The Doctor using a two-pronged flamethrower thing.Then there’s Jodie Whittaker. One look at her is all it takes to see that she is unquestionably The Doctor. She has the wide-eyed curiosity, the immediate running into (and away from) danger, and the enthusiasm that tests the bounds of sanity. She is definitely a mad woman with a box. And her new sonic screwdriver looks so cool. New Doctor, New Sonic Screwdriver. #DoctorWho pic.twitter.com/ThXlmJLKer— Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) July 19, 2018The series returns this fall with ten episodes airing between September and December. Plus one more. There have been rumors that the BBC was going to skip the Christmas special this year, according to Radio Times. Chibnall and executive producer Matt Strevens confirmed the special was going forward as normal in the most Doctor Who way he could.“We seem to be filming 11 episodes, and it’s only a series of 10,” Chibnall said.“I don’t know what happened. It’s a show about space and time, so it’s all quite abstract,” added Stevens. Always nice to be reminded that the people making this show get it. This season is shaping up nicely. As The Doctor herself says, this is gonna be fun. Stay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

New Nintendo Switch Model is Reportedly Coming in 2019

first_imgAccording to a report by The Wall Street Journal (via Kotaku), Nintendo plans to release a new model of the Nintendo Switch sometime in the latter half of 2019.The report itself is light on details, but the system will “likely share many features with the current version and be compatible with existing Switch game software.” Nintendo hopes this new iteration will boost sales of the handheld/console hybrid. As for compatibility, it makes sense that this new system would play nice with existing software. It’s doubtful Nintendo would want to alienate the millions of Switch owners.However, it’s also possible the new Switch will have some sort of additional features. Apparently, Nintendo “is still debating what new hardware and software features to include in the upgrade.” Hardware-wise, one of the options being discussed is a new screen found in “more recent smartphone LCDs.” This would make it “make it brighter, thinner and more energy-efficient.”Nintendo released a new version of the 3DS which had the ability to play titles the original 3DS could not. Despite that, users could still play their old 3DS games. This is likely what Nintendo hopes to do with this new Switch model. Switch’s current screen does a fine job of displaying vibrant images so it’s hard to imagine a new screen making the graphics look any sharper. But, a new, more energy-efficient screen would certainly extend the life of the system in handheld mode.Right now, we don’t have much to go on beyond what The Wall Street Journal is reporting. Personally, I’m excited to see what new features (if any) the system has. I’ve never been a fan of the Switch’s graphics (at least compared to consoles like PS4 and Xbox One). Perhaps the new system can boost its graphics while in docked mode? I don’t want to speculate here, but the possibilities are exciting. We’ll keep you posted on any updates as they become available.last_img read more

Aguileras ex to help to revive her career

first_imgSinger Christina Aguilera reportedly wants former husband and music executive Jordan Bratman to help her revive her music career. The Your body hitmaker, who gave birth to daughter Summer Rain – her first child with fiancé Matthew Rutler last month, has reportedly reached out to Bratman, with whom she has son Max, 6, for advice for her next album.last_img

Correctional homes to punish inmates if wireless communication devices are found in

first_imgKolkata: An inmate of a correctional home shall be punished with imprisonment for a period which may extend to three years or with fine or both if found guilty of possessing mobile phones or its components. This is as per the West Bengal Correctional Services (Amendment) Act 2018.As per the new law, “…if any prisoner in a correctional home is found guilty of possessing, operating or using any wireless communication device or its components like SIM card, memory card, battery or charger or any other component of such device or if the prisoner willfully participates or connives entry into or dispatch from the correctional home or instigates the supply thereof, he shall be punished with imprisonment for a period which may extend to three years or with fine or with both.” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe wireless communication device includes mobile phone, wi-fi for personal computer, tablet, personal computer, computer, laptop, palmtop and their use for communication like the Internet, GRPS, email, SMS, MMS or any such device available for similar purposes. If the prisoner is found using the wireless communication device for attempting abetting, conspiring or committing an offence inside or outside the correctional home and as a consequence thereof an offence is committed, he shall be punished with imprisonment provided in the Indian Penal Code, 1860, for the offence so committed. It may be mentioned that incidents of the use of mobile phones in correctional homes will get checked with the amendment in the Act and it has been stated in a notification that the Act shall come into force on Thursday.last_img read more

Please Microsoft leave Windows Search alone

first_imgPlease Microsoft, leave Windows Search alone by Martin Brinkmann on February 03, 2019 in Windows – 34 commentsMicrosoft released a new preview build of the upcoming Windows 10 version 1903 feature update yesterday; it included, among other changes, a new top apps listing in Search.Windows 10 users who run the build get a list of popular applications that they use the most on the device on top of the search results.The top apps are displayed when users open the results so that they may be launched right away without firing off a search first.The very first question that came to my mind after seeing that was why. Why would Microsoft add a list of applications to search results?Here is why I think that the addition is something that is not particularly useful:It is displayed on top of the search results; means, fewer results are displayed without scrolling. Also, users may focus their attention on top apps and not the search results.Top applications are the most used apps by a user. It seems likely that these apps are already pinned to the taskbar for quick access or accessible on the desktop.Some or even all of the apps may be open already as they are used the most on the device.The Start Menu lists top apps as well if that has not been disabled.Users may have pinned the top apps to the Start Menu for quick access.Microsoft changed Windows Search in Windows 10 significantly when it launched the operating system. The company linked Cortana to Search, likely to increase its exposure on the system, and added web searching to search next to that.Web search was not particularly useful either and even the newly added preview option for web results or the separation in its own tab in search, did not help a lot to improve its usefulness.The addition of top apps feels like a change for change’s sake, and less like something that would be of benefit to the majority of Windows 10 users.My most used applications are Firefox, Chrome, QuiteRSS, Explorer, and Thunderbird; all of them are pinned to the taskbar and just one click away from launch. The replication of these apps in Search is completely redundant. Microsoft will hopefully add an option to disable the feature when it is launched officially.Now You: Do you think that this is a useful feature? Are there users that would benefit from this?SummaryArticle NamePlease Microsoft, leave Windows Search aloneDescriptionMicrosoft released a new preview build of the upcoming Windows 10 version 1903 feature update yesterday; it included, among other changes, a new top apps listing in Search.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Intrepid Bucks bonus commission added to Intrepid Groups agent incentive

first_img Travelweek Group Share << Previous PostNext Post >> Intrepid Bucks & bonus commission added to Intrepid Group’s agent incentive Posted bycenter_img Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Tags: Agent Incentives, Intrepid Group TORONTO — Intrepid Group’s largest agent incentive comes to a close this month with even more chances for agents to win prizes and earn bonus commissions.The company’s ‘Purpose-Driven Agent Incentive’ in the Americas, which allows agents to earn Purpose Points toward a free trip to Nepal, winds down in April. But this month only, Intrepid is also offering the 10 top-selling agents the chance to earn $100 Intrepid Bucks, which can be used toward any of Intrepid Group’s sustainable, small-group adventures (through Intrepid Travel, Peregrine Adventures and Urban Adventure) on every continent.In addition, Intrepid Group is also offering a 2% bonus commission to all agent partners for the full month of April.The three-month ‘Purpose-Driven Agent Incentive’, launched to celebrate Intrepid’s 30th anniversary, will award the top Purpose-Driven Agents with the most accumulated Purpose Points with a free trip to Nepal, led by co-founder Geoff Manchester. Purpose Points were earned by booking customers on Intrepid Group tours and by sharing on social media.More news:  Flight Centre Travel Group takes full ownership of Quebec-based agency“The intent of this incentive is to celebrate Intrepid’s 30 years of purpose-driven travel, and to honor the travel agents who share our vision of ‘changing the way people see the world’,” said Shayna Zand, head of business development in North America, who will co-lead the trip with Manchester. “In addition to a free trip to Nepal, we want agents to have the chance to experience even more of what Intrepid offers customers, which is why we introduced the chance to earn Intrepid Bucks.”The 10 Purpose-Driven Agent winners will join a free 10-day Experience Nepal fam trip departing Nov. 3, 2019, which includes a variety of experiences like hiking stunning landscapes and a cooking class with Seven Women, a social enterprise that has changed the lives of more than 1,000 disadvantaged women in Nepal, supported by Intrepid Group’s not-for-profit The Intrepid Foundation.Any new registration will retroactively receive Purpose Points for all Intrepid Group trips sold and social media posts within the incentive period. For more information on the terms and conditions of the incentive, agents can visit: http://incentive.intrepidgroup.travel/Purpose.last_img read more

Related The future is now 11 modern airports you

first_img RelatedThe future is now: 11 modern airports you need to visitFrom Los Angeles to Singapore, discover the most high-tech airports in the world and learn what’s to come in the future.Heathrow Arrivals & Departures | Live Flight InformationGet Heathrow arrivals and Heathrow departures information in real time with Skyscanner’s flight status board. Find cheap flights direct from Heathrow Download our app Search airport hotels Find out your flight status at London Heathrow Airport using the flight arrivals and departures board above, searching by flight number, airline or…The rise of the gourmet airport restaurantNew York’s LaGuardia airport is the latest in a line of major airports keen to capitalise on travellers’ appetites Thanks to the launch of a new smartphone app, searching for the departures screen at the UK’s busiest airport is now a thing of the past. Travellers can now access a wealth of airport information at their fingertips with the official BAA London Heathrow Airport guide, featuring terminal maps, shop and restaurant guides, and most importantly, live flight updates on demand.With 13.6 million passengers expected to pass through the airport this summer, the app is a great way of avoiding the crowds around departure boards by getting the latest info straight to your phone.The app’s impressive mini-live arrivals and departure screens also let you add flights to ‘My Trips’ and schedule notifications on changes to flight times in case there are any delays to your flight.Shoppers and hungry travellers will love the interactive map of the airports facilities, which have detailed information on shops and restaurants in each terminal. The weather and city guides are also a great addition and a good way of whiling away time before you depart.Heathrow’s app also features travel information to and from the airport, and information on internet access, car parking and other services and is also a useful tool for those who are picking someone up at the airport.If you’re travelling through Heathrow anytime soon, this app will make the experience that little bit easier.Heathrow Airport Guide is available free on iTunes, Android and BlackBerry smartphones.You can also check out live Heathrow flight information on Skyscanner’s own arrivals & departures page.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

Astrobank to take over USB Bank

first_imgAstrobank is very close to take over USB Bank, in a move that would contribute to the consolidation of the Cyprus’ fragmented banking system, sources told the Cyprus News Agency (CNA). The take-over will be concluded whilst it receives the green light by the Central Bank of Cyprus.Speaking to CNA George Appios, Astrobank’s executive director, refrained from confirming or denying the information, noting that among the bank’s top priorities is to grow its balance sheet, including through acquisitions.“Growth is a top priority in our strategy, and that could be achieved organically, through acquiring loan packages or even through acquisition of another bank,” Appios told CNA.Therefore, he said, “growth through acquisitions, is among the bank’s strategy because I believe there is a need for consolidation in our banking system in general.”He recalled that consolidation in the EU banking sector is among the targets set by the EU Single Supervisory Mechanism, while the consolidation of the Cyprus banking sector is among the targets set by the Central Bank of Cyprus.Astrobank, a former Greek Piraeus Bank subsidiary, emerged after Lebanese Maurice Sehnaouri, heading a group of international investors, covered the bank’s €40 million capital raise in December 2016. Sehnaoui’s Holding M. Sehnaoui Sal. is Astrobanks largest share-hodler with 17.71% followed by Piraeus Bank with 17.64%.Furthermore, Sehnaoui is a share-holder and presides the Board of Directors of the Lebanese BLC Bank SAL, who is the majority shareholder of USB Bank. Sehnaoui served as chairman of USB Bank’s Board of Directors until February 2017.The take-over of USB Bank will create a bigger banking institution achieving economies of scale, in a period marked by low profitability and an increased regulatory and compliance burden which especially affects small banks.The two banks have 13 branches in Cyprus each.According to the 2016 annual report, Astrobank’s total assets amounted to €1.2 billion, with loans amounting to €556 million. The bank’s customer deposits stood at €1.07 billion.According to its 2016 annual report USB Bank had total assets amounting to €687 million while loans amounted to €325 million. Customer deposits stood at €603 million.CNAYou May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

UK minister frustrated by criticism of EEZ comments

first_imgBritish Minister for Europe Sir Alan Duncan has expressed his frustration over the intense criticism addressed personally to him by Nicosia for comments he made on Tuesday about Cyprus’ sovereignty being “under dispute” in its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), the Cyprus News Agency has reported.Cyprus’ high commissioner to the UK, Euripides Evriviades, met with Sir Alan Duncan on Wednesday afternoon at the Foreign Office in London to convey his government’s strong objection to the minister’s remarks.Later in the evening Energy Minister Yiorgos Lakkotrypis told a London audience of investors and entrepreneurs that Turkey’s incursion into the EEZ was “not the first provocation we are having, but by far the most serious one”.“The spot where Turkey is trying to drill is 37 nautical miles off the coast of Cyprus. I am wondering if anyone under any circumstances through the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos) can consider this area, 37 nautical miles from the coast, a disputed area,” he said pointing to a map of Cyprus’ EEZ.Foreign Office sources have said that Tuesday’s statements by Sir Alan and by officials should leave no doubt about the UK position.A clarification issued on Tuesday evening by the Foreign Office stated that the UK recognises the sovereign right of the Republic of Cyprus to exploit oil and gas in its “internationally agreed” EEZ.But the area where Turkey is threatening to start drilling has not been delineated, therefore under the law of the sea it is considered still “under dispute” the British argue.The sources also say that Sir Alan Duncan’s statement actually amounted to a call for Turkey not to proceed with exploratory drilling in that area, since the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea prohibits such activity “in an area where sovereignty is under dispute”.CNA understands that Sir Alan has also expressed his frustration over the barrage of criticism he has faced.Diplomatic sources disputing the British argument note that the UK has not condemned the Turkish incursion into the Cypriot EEZ as it ought to and as other western countries have done.Furthermore, international energy experts in London have underlined that the said maritime areas have not been delineated due to Turkey’s rejection of Cypriot calls for talks on the matter.They have also stressed that Turkey cannot selectively refer to Unclos, a convention to which it has chosen not be a signatory.Turkey, it has also been noted, is the sole country that votes every year against the Omnibus Resolution of the Law of the Sea item in the General Assembly of the United Nations.Meanwhile, Conservative and Labour MPs have written to the Sir Alan urging him to unequivocally condemn the Turkish incursion into Cyprus’ EEZ and to  declare London’s support for Nicosia’s right to exploit the natural resources in all its EEZ. Such MPs include Sir Roger Gale, Theresa Villiers and Fabian Hamilton.You May LikeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityWe protect our home with earthquake insuranceCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityUndoDr. Marty3 Warning Signs Your Dog Is Crying For HelpDr. MartyUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndo Our View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoRape suspects look set to go through police line-upUndoA grotesque choice of prime minister for Britain?Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more