After Haj office, a police station turns saffron in U.P.

first_imgThe colour saffron appears to be gradually spreading across Uttar Pradesh, with parts of a nearly 80-year-old police station in the capital being given a splash of it, days after the Haj office here was painted orange, drawing criticism from the Opposition.Ever since Yogi Adityanath became the Chief Minister, the colour seems to have become a defining feature. It has virtually permeated everything — from booklets and school bags to towels, chairs and buses. Built in 1939, the Qaiser Bagh police station had the colours — yellow and red. But this time round some pillars and certain parts of the building acquired a bright saffron hue against a light cream background.“The renovation had started almost two-and-a-half months ago as part of an annual programme,” Inspector in-charge D.K. Upadhyaya told PTI. The renovation work was incomplete as the labourers had recently stopped coming because of the intense cold, he said.The Samajwadi Party criticised the move, saying the “party [BJP] was indulging in politics of colour only to divert the attention of people from its failures in carrying out development.”The All India Shia Personal Law Board said politics of colour should be avoided. The Lal Bahadur Shastri Bhawan, which houses the Chief Minister’s Office, was painted saffron in October last year.The facade of the State secretariat was given a saffron hue months after Mr. Adityanath took over the reins.Mr. Adityanath loves to see a saffron towel on his seat in his office. Recently, he flagged off a fleet of 50 saffron-coloured buses.last_img read more

IOWA POPULATION GROWTH SLOWER THAN NEIGHBORING STATES

first_imgIowa’s population growth was the lowest in the tri-state area from July 2016 through July 2017.Statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau show the state’s population grew by a half per cent over that time, slightly below the national average of 0.7 per cent.South Dakota’s population increased by 0.9 percent and Nebraska’s population growth matched the national average of 0.7 percent.last_img

17 days agoReal Sociedad midfielder Odegaard: Real Madrid in regular contact

first_imgReal Sociedad midfielder Odegaard: Real Madrid in regular contactby Carlos Volcano17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Sociedad midfielder Martin Odegaard says parent club Real Madrid are in regular contact.The Norwegian has revealed that Los Blancos are content with his performances so far this season and they have sent him congratulatory messages.”I am in contact with Real Madrid, as sometimes they write to me to tell me how they see me,” he told Eurosport Norway.”They have congratulated me and praised my good start in the league.”They have told me that they are happy with me.”Odegaard went on to express his desire to see out his two-year loan agreement with the Basque side, before returning to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.”The idea is to respect [the loan deal],” he said.”I am happy at the team, and so I want to continue here until my two years end.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Ohio State 4-Star Freshman Didn’t Make Trip To The TCU Game

first_imgThe back of an Ohio State football players helmet.INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 06: A detail view of the helmet of Cameron Johnston #95 of the Ohio State Buckeyes as he attends warm ups before the Big Ten Championship against the Wisconsin Badgers at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 6, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Ohio State is less than 12 hours away from kickoff in its primetime showdown against TCU at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Buckeyes are the big favorite entering this evening’s game, but OSU will apparently be without a four-star freshman.Brian Snead, Ohio State’s third-string running back, has reportedly not made the trip to Texas for tonight’s game against the Horned Frogs.Tim May of the Columbus Dispatch first reported the news.“FYI, freshman RB Brian Snead among those who did not make trip with No. 4 Ohio State, acting HC Ryan Day confirmed for Dispatch. No explanation offered,” he tweeted.FYI, freshman RB Brian Snead among those who did not make trip with No.4 @OhioStateFB , acting HC Ryan Day confirmed for Dispatch. No explanation offered.— Tim May (@TIM_MAYsports) September 15, 2018Snead, a Florida native, was ranked the No. 3 RB in the country coming out of high school this past year.The running back has totaled 37 yards on 11 carries so far this season. He scored a touchdown in the season opener against Oregon State.Ohio State and TCU are set to kick off at 8 p.m. E.T. on ABC.last_img read more

FinMin asks PSBs to request ideas from branches to streamline banking sector

first_imgNew Delhi: The Finance Ministry has asked public sector banks (PSBs) to initiate a month-long consultation process with officers at branch level to seek suggestions on streamlining banking sector to help the country achieve $5-trillion economy in five years. The suggestions emanating from a month-long campaign beginning Saturday will be used as inputs to prepare a road map for the future growth of the banking sector. According to a communication by the ministry to the heads of PSBs, it will be a bottom-up consultative process from the branch level onwards which will involve discussions at the branch or regional level, state level and national level. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe consultation process is aimed at aligning the banking sector with national priorities, stimulating ideas and inculcating a sense of involvement among bankers at the branch level, it said. The campaign envisages not only performance review but synchronisation of banking with region-specific issues and their growth potential. It also aims to find out role of PSBs as active partners in the Indian growth story for the next five years. The country has set a goal of achieving a $5-trillion economy by 2024-25. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostIt will also find solution for enhanced ease of living making banks more responsive to customers and challenges before banks and their preparedness in areas such as cybersecurity and data analytics. There will be focus on raising credit offtake for supporting economic growth credit support to infrastructure and role of the banking sector in doubling farmers’ income and water conservation. Besides, supporting for green economy, improving education loan and other sectors such as micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and exports. In addition, there will be focus on pushing digital economy and financial inclusion, it said. The consultative process will be divided into three stages with the first being at the branch or regional level, followed by the state level. It will culminate with a national-level two-day brainstorming in Delhi. The campaign comes at a time when the economy is facing headwind and it has slowed to a 5-year low of 6.8 per cent. There are ominous signs showing that slowdown may be deep. The automobile sector is facing its worst crisis in two decades and reports suggest thousands of job losses in the auto and ancillary industry. In the real estate sector, the number of unsold homes has increased, while fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies have reported a decline in volume growth in the first quarter. Though lending by banks to industries has shown a significant jump from 0.9 per cent in the June 2018 quarter to 6.6 per cent in the corresponding period this year, the same to job-creating MSME sector has slipped from 0.7 per cent to 0.6 per cent during the same period. However, silver lining amid gloom is improvement in non-performing assets of the banks. Last month, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told Parliament that total bad loans of commercial banks declined by Rs 1.02 lakh crore to Rs 9.34 lakh crore in 2018-19, on the back of steps taken by the government.last_img read more

Morocco Potential Host of 2018 World Islamic Economic Forum

Rabat – Morocco’s leading economic activity in Africa has made it a potential host for future editions of the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF), says forum chairman Tun Musa Hitam.Upon the closure of the 13th annual WIEF, Musa Hatim said that Morocco is a suitable destination to host upcoming forums. “Morocco is a leader in economic development in the region [Africa]” explained the chairman of the business-centered forum.The 13th annual of the forum saw a presence of a Moroccan delegation composed of Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani, Minister of Governance Lahcen Daoudi, and the Moroccan ambassador for Malaysia, Mohamed Reda Ben Khaldoun, as well as journalists and other participants. Hatim said that his discussions with El Othmani have shown that Morocco is interested in WIEF’s “business strategy.”A source from the organizing committee told Morocco World News that the fact that El Othmani was invited to speak at the forum is an indicator that Morocco will host the event next year.Musa Hitam previously indicated in a press conference in Rabat that “Morocco is undoubtedly developing. The country’s interest in diversifying its business models proves that it is [determined] on pushing boundaries further, with Islamic Banking becoming a growing trend in Morocco.”“The WIEF could help the country push its boundaries even further, particularly since it brings together experts and stakeholders in the domain, open to share knowledge and build networks,” he continued.The World Islamic Economic Forum was held November 21 to 23 in Kuching, Malaysia, bringing together 17,000 forum members, including heads of state and business leaders from both the Muslim and non-Muslim worlds, to discuss the impacts and challenges of “disruptive change.” read more

Pillay gets unlimited access

He said that the government cannot and will not impose any restrictions on the movements of Pillay or prevent her from meeting anyone. The government says there will be no restrictions placed on the movements of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHRC) Navi Pillay during her visit to Sri Lanka at the end of this month.Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka said that he hopes to meet Pillay and discuss several issues with her during her visit. Fonseka said that among the issues he hopes to bring to her notice is the lack of democracy and justice in Sri Lanka and, what he claims, was injustice faced by him which resulted in him being jailed following the 2010 Presidential Elections. Foreign Secretary Karunatilaka Amunugama has told The Sunday Leader that the government and the UN office will be coordinating Pillay’s visit. Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said that as a head of a political party Fonseka will be able to meet Pillay. The Chief Security Advisor to Pillay’s office, Abraham Mathai, was in Sri Lanka recently ahead of the scheduled visit by Pillay to the country.Abraham Mathai manages security operations of the Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) worldwide and as a member of the senior management team he participates in organising policy issues. Navi Pillay will be in the country from Sunday, August 25 and end her mission with a press conference on the morning of Saturday, August 31. read more

Grad Spotlight 15year Brock student Nancy Diamond

Nancy Diamond (BA ’96)Nancy Diamond (BA ’96) was a single-mother of two young children who pursued a business and psychology degree from Brock part time for 15 years while working full time. Her children are now grown-up with children of their own, and she is a proud grandmother of three.Diamond works from Kelly Services as manager for Niagara and Hamilton and volunteers on the board of directors for two professional organizations.Diamond is an inspiration for those considering attending university part time. “I encourage anyone who may not be able to return to school full time to look at your options,” said Diamond. “Brock worked with me to help me achieve my goals. What they say is true: ‘if you have the will….there is a way’.”Diamond’s life goal is to help make a positive difference in the lives of others and her community.What attracted you to Brock University?I live in Niagara, so attending Brock was convenient. Brock had, and still has, a reputation of excellence. They offered evening courses and back in the early 80s as a working single mother of two little kids, it made sense.What activities were you involved with at Brock that were outside of the classroom?Since I was not a full-time student, I mainly associated with other part-time students. The library was an excellent resource and opportunity to connect. My son attended the summer camps and I enrolled my daughter in one of the Child Studies research projects on how preschoolers interact.How has Brock changed your life? Attending Brock showed me how important lifelong learning is. Educational institutions are like a world unto themselves; however, Brock has integrated itself into the community. It hosts summer programs for kids, involves itself in local business initiatives and programs, produces research that benefits the local community and beyond, provides cultural opportunities through the Brock Centre for the Arts, and of course, it continues to be a major, premier employer in the region.What has been your career/life path since graduating from Brock?My employer, Kelly Services, has an excellent educational support program which encouraged and funded the majority of my schooling at Brock. They invested in me. I was promoted to branch manager around the same time I graduated. I then became the manager for the Niagara and Hamilton regions. I have also been on the board of directors for the Human Resources Professionals Association of Niagara for the past six years and the board of directors of the St. Catharines-Thorold Chamber of Commerce for four years. I am currently chair for this 1,200-member, well-respected business organization — the second female president/chair in 143 years.What is the most rewarding part of your career? I can see the positive effects of what we do in companies and in people’s lives. We help to connect great people with great companies. Being involved with the HRPAN and the chamber of commerce also gives me the satisfaction that comes from volunteer work and making a difference in the community.What is your greatest professional achievement?The recognition of the Kelly brand in Niagara. I have been with the company for 23 years and we have local customers who have remained with us for more than 25 years. This is a testament to our great people, great customer service and ethical, successful policies and procedures. Kelly has been in business for 65 years. Now that’s bench strength!What is your “other side of the brain”?I love to garden. I love to assist nature to create beautiful peaceful places. Plus, it’s probably a control thing, but I love to protect my flowers from weeds and watch them grow and flourish.What advice do you have for new graduates?Believe in yourself. Imagine the life you want and move in that direction. As Mike Dooley wrote: “Choose carefully: Thoughts become things!” I am a firm believer in the law of attraction: it’s worked for me. I would tell new graduates, “If you love your life…it will love you back!” And finally, be engaged, be involved: you can learn a lot from volunteering. Give back: you always get more than you give. read more

KJ Hill can move up depth chart with more strong performances

OSU redshirt freshman K.J. Hill (14) runs into the endzone for a touchdown during the first half of the Buckeyes’ season opener against Bowling Green on Sept. 3 at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes won 77-10. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorAfter being left off the initial two-deep depth chart, Ohio State redshirt freshman wide receiver K.J. Hill made sure everyone knew his name after last Saturday’s game against Bowling Green. Hill caught the first offensive touchdown of the season for OSU, and looks to be a primary target for redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett in the future.Hill, listed at 6-foot and 200 pounds, redshirted last season after after competing for a vital receiving role with the likes of three now-NFL receivers. The former four-star recruit from North Little Rock High School hauled in two receptions for 58 yards along with the first quarter touchdown reception.The crowded wide receiver unit, filled with upperclassmen like redshirt senior Corey Smith, junior James Clark, along with versatile H-backs like junior Curtis Samuel and senior Dontre Wilson who can make plays with their hands and their feet, could easily cause a young player like Hill to get lost in the mix. However, the redshirt freshman knows he can prevent being overshadowed by performing at a high level against Tulsa.“Every time you get a ball or a chance you gotta make the most of it,” Hill said.Initially committed to Arkansas, Hill jumped ship and made the decision to become a Buckeye after former OSU co-defensive coordinator Chris Ash left the Razorbacks to join OSU coach Urban Meyer’s squad. Hill said he was the one who made the call to see if the Buckeyes had an open spot for him.Meyer spoke highly of the ability of both Hill and his teammate — redshirt sophomore Noah Brown — on their ability to connect with Barrett and synchronize the timing of the routes they run. The relationship and ability by both men has earned high praise from the Buckeye coaching staff.Hill said the time he spent away from the field during his redshirt season motivated him to come out and work harder to become a top receiver for the Buckeyes.“It’s a tough process you go through. You know, I redshirted so I had a lot of downfalls and a lot of doubts,” Hill said. “I just kept going hard in practice, and my hard work paid off. I look back at it now and it was crazy.”Even with the top-tier production from Hill, he said the order of wide receivers has not changed, firmly placing him around the fifth or sixth receiver mark. Although this may seem buried in the depth chart, Hill can make a move up the roster if he continues to play at a high level.Hill will get his chance to make big plays against the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. read more

Messi out of ICC

first_imgLionel Messi will sit out Barcelona’s International Champions Club preseason campaign, according to Goal.Ernesto Valverde’s squad to the preseason competition is missing Messi, Gerard Pique, Ivan Rakitic, Philippe Coutinho and Luis Suarez.The Argentine captain will miss the Barcelona’s preseason tour of the United States due to his participation in the World Cup with Argentina.The talisman has been given extra time to recover from the World Cup even though his country was eliminated in the second-round against France on June 30.Barcelona travel to the US on Tuesday where they’ll come against AS Roma, Tottenham Hotspur and AC Milan over the next ten days.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.Spanish duo of Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquet are also expected to miss out on the tour of the United States. Also missing in action, are the French pair of Samuel Umtiti and Ousmane Dembele who won the World Cup with France.The list of absentees mean Barcelona have a relatively inexperienced squad with the likes of Sergi Samper, Munir and Marlon part of the traveling party.New boys Clement Lenglet and Arthur are also part of the squad while goalkeeper Marc Andre Ter-Stegen is expected to join that team at a later date.last_img read more

Update from the Royal Bahamas Police Force

first_imgPlease visit the Royal Bahamas Police Force Website at www.royalbahamaspolice.org or facebook page at www.facebook.com/rbpforce or follow Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade on Twitter, for Latest News, Daily Crime Reports and additional Crime Prevention Tips.Release: RBPF Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:center_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 14, 2017 – Nassau –DEU SEIZE 280 MARIJUANA PLANTS, A BAHAMIAN AND TWO JAMAICANS IN CUSTODYConsistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, Drug Enforcement Unit officers took a Bahamian man along with a Jamaican woman and man into custody following the seizure of a large quantity of marijuana plants on Friday 13th October 2017.Reports are that shortly after 10:00am, a team of officers assigned to the Drug Enforcement Unit, acting on intelligence executed a search warrant on a home located at Portago Road, where they uncovered a large amount of marijuana plants inside and outside of the home. In total, 280 plants were seized. The three suspects were subsequently taken into custody.30 ARRESTED, 85 DRIVERS TICKETED BY MOBILE DIVISION OFFICERS DURING 48 HOURS PERIODConsistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, Mobile Division targeted patrols intended to reduce crime, and to minimize the ability for criminals to commit criminal activities, has resulted in the arrest of thirty (30) persons during the past 48 hours for, murder, stolen vehicle, possession of dangerous drugs, stealing, and outstanding court warrants.Additionally, 85 drivers were ticketed for various traffic violations.POLICE ARE APPEALING TO THE PUBLIC TO SHARE INFORMATION ON ANY ILLEGAL/SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITIES IN THEIR COMMUNITIES, NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR INSIGNIFICANT (THE TIP) MAY SEEM, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE URGED TO ANONYMOUSLY CONTACT THE POLICE AT 919 OR CRIME STOPPERS AT 328-TIPS (8477) (NEW PROVIDENCE) OR 1-242-300-8477 (FAMILY ISLANDS)CRIME PREVENTION TIP OF THE WEEK – If a crime occurs – report it!Everyone should consider it his/her responsibility to report crime. Many criminals target favorite areas and have predictable methods of operation. When you report all the facts about a crime, it helps the police assign officers in the places where crimes are occurring or where they are most likely to occur. If you don’t report crime, this allows the criminal to continue to operate without interference.In many cases, it is the information provided by victims and witnesses that leads to the arrest of a criminal. So tell the police as much as you can; no fact is too trivial. The police need the eyes and ears of all citizens.last_img read more

Cryptocurrency criminals snatched 12 billion in early 2019

first_img 0 Tags Share your voice La Maison du Bitcoin in France Stephen Shankland/CNET The new technology of cryptocurrency isn’t immune to the old problems of money — with theft, fraud and scams resulting in losses of $1.2 billion in the first quarter of 2019.That’s the assessment of CipherTrace, a startup specializing in tracing cryptocurrency flows to detect things like money laundering. It releases quarterly reports on criminal use of the technology.The figures indicate that cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, ether and Monero, despite their possible benefits in the world of finance, are more complex, fast-moving and opaque than many of us can comprehend.But regulations are following criminality into the cryptocurrency realm, CipherTrace said, in particular a “tsunami of tough new…regulations” scrutinizing cryptocurrency laundering. That refers to the conversion of ill-gotten cryptocurrency wealth into regular money that’s not tied to any illegal activity. “As of April 2019, 17 countries plus the European Union…had at least some regulation or standard-setting bodies dealing with cryptocurrencies.”CipherTrace also detailed other developments in the world of cryptocurrency, including an effort by Iran to use cryptocurrency to evade sanctions’ restrictions on payment systems. It also mentions efforts in France and Texas to ban “private coins” like Monero and Bitcoin Private that shield the identities of those involved in transactions. Post a comment Tech Industry Bitcoin Cryptocurrencylast_img read more

Budget talks are quiet as Walker projects optimism

first_imgProgress on the state government budget has slowed to a crawl this week. But Governor Bill Walker remains hopeful the Legislature can reach an agreement on an oil and gas tax bill that’s at the center of budget talks.Download AudioGov. Bill Walker at a press availability, January 28, 2016. Walker has remained hopeful about the passing of an oil and gas tax bill. (File photo by Skip Gray, 360 North)Walker says there are good ideas for reaching an agreement, including provisions in the Senate version. That bill would end credits for small Cook Inlet producers. But the Senate Bill wouldn’t save the state as much as Walker’s proposal — a fact the governor noted on Monday.“I thought it was pretty good,” Walker said of the Senate bill. “It’s pretty close to where we are. And, you know, it’s not a matter of it has to be exactly my plan necessarily. But whatever we don’t do in that regard – dollar-wise — we need to find that someplace else.”Republicans lead large majorities in both of the Legislature’s chambers, but the House minority has leverage. That’s because a three-quarters vote is needed to spend money from the Constitutional Budget Reserve.House Minority Leader Chris Tuck said the House majority has to decide what it wants in an oil and gas tax package. Speaker Mike Chenault sent the House bill to the Rules Committee last week.“We’re united in our side on what we want to see. But the reason why that bill got kicked back over to Rules is because it would have failed on the floor. And it would have failed for different reasons,” Tuck said.“But it still would have failed. We want to keep that alive. We want to keep things working. Chenault has, um, a lot of different characters in his caucus. He’s working it. He’s trying to come up with a solution. And we’re waiting to see what they’re going to agree to amongst themselves to see whether or not we’re going to agree to that.”Members of the Republican-led House majority caucus have been discussing oil and gas tax credits in private meetings.Progress is occurring on a separate area of the budget – one that will affect all Alaskans. The House Finance Committee is discussing a bill that would draw billions of dollars from the Permanent Fund earnings reserve. The bill also would cut Permanent Fund dividends in half.The latest version of the Permanent Fund bill includes a provision that would limit fund spending on the government as oil revenues rise. Once oil revenues reach 3.1 billion dollars, no money would be spent from the Permanent Fund.House Finance Co-chairman Fairbanks Republican Steve Thompson noted that if the Legislature doesn’t take any action on the Permanent Fund, the earnings fund would be exhausted in a few years. This would eliminate all dividends.Walker said there’s common ground on the Permanent Fund issue.“I think that’s moving along pretty well,” Walker said. “I don’t think we’re that far apart on that at this point. So, I think it’s getting much closer. So I’m quite optimistic about that piece of it coming into play this year.”Construction has begun on the Capitol building in Juneau. Only the finance and conference committees – as well as House Rules — are scheduled to meet Wednesday.last_img read more

Lady Gaga addresses pregnancy news is she trying to distract fans from

first_imgLady GagaGetty ImagesLady Gaga recently addressed the rumours that she may be pregnant with Bradley Cooper’s baby. She announced that she was working on a sixth studio album. The news, though welcome, seems like a distraction. And she never really emphatically addressed the pregnancy rumours.Apparently, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper set tongues wagging that they were involved with their ridiculous chemistry while performing “Shallow” at the 2019 Oscars. Apparently, a tabloid even claimed last week that the singer/actress is pregnant and doesn’t know if the father is her “A Star Is Born” co-star/director or her ex-fiance Christian Carino.It is being reported that Gaga took to Twitter to set things straight, writing “Rumors I’m pregnant? Yeah, I’m pregnant with #LG6.” Fans are going crazy over the announcement, but we can’t help but wonder if this is a distraction.  Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in A Star is BornLady Gaga (@ladygaga/Instagram)The news seems exciting as Lady Gaga just started following Rihanna, so fans are already speculating on a possible collaboration. And yet, Lady Gaga has not explicitly denied that the rumours of her pregnancy are false. It has been reported that there has been some friction between Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk over his relationship with co-star Lady Gaga, leading some to even speculate that Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga may be a couple. It reminds us of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Lady Gaga has been trying to mplay down the quite obvious connection she seems to have developed with Bradley Cooper but to those watching, it seems quite apparent that the two have gotten close.That in itself is nothing, but Bradley Cooper’s silence on the issue as well as Lady Gaga’s flimsy attempt at a distraction does make us wonder if she indeed is pregnant with Bradley Cooper’s baby and doesn’t want the world to know.last_img read more

Exhibition to emphasize the idea of Duality and Balance

first_imgDuality exists everywhere around us, and the artists have always been subtly conscious of this duality of things; for example day and night, truth and false, success and failure, mirth and melancholy. Taking the theme into consideration, artist Alka Bhrushundi is coming up with her solo exhibition- ‘Santulan-the balance’. The more she thought about this duality of life, the more the concept of Balance piqued as an interest.The exhibition, which will start from December 26 will last till January 1, 2018 at the Lalit Kala Akademi. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfTalking about the theme for her exhibition, Alka said, “Our lives, just like our thoughts are constantly swinging to and fro, between the dualities. The desirable life is that of balance; between work and leisure, happiness and sadness, and so on. Thus, I had the wish to bring out the abstract idea of balance through my art work.”Also, our entire universe works on a system of balance. The Sun, planets and other cosmic objects, in a state of fine equilibrium ensure our existence on earth. It is using circular shapes in each of the artwork that she has attempted to bring out the significance of the Sun as a source of energy and balance in our lives. The circles also symbioses the cyclical nature of our lives, and of our thoughts. There is a certain rhythm to our everyday thoughts, if closely observed. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe paintings in this suite of work range from a colour palette of soothing blues and greens, to robust reds and textured yellows. In some instances, the canvases are textured and bring out the forms in high relief. It foregrounds the sphere as its central protagonist. It is the ultimate expression of unity, completeness, and integrity. The artist evokes, spheres and triangles that are gently evocative of this cosmos, calling upon their presence in a mystical and subtle fashion.”It is a hope for the spectator to get a chance to pause and feel the rhythm in their thoughts and their lives at large; to be able to bring about a balance between the calm and chaos of thoughts,” she mentioned further.The 38 works on display are also available for sale with an approximate price that ranges between Rs. 10,000 and 2,00,000.last_img read more

Tomas Sedlacek Czech general dies at 94

first_img Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project After the Communists took power there, he was arrested in 1951, convicted of anti-communist activities and jailed for life. He was released in 1960 and exonerated by the Czech Velvet Revolution in 1989.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t likecenter_img PRAGUE (AP) – A Czech general who fought with the Allies in France, Britain and the Soviet Union during World War II and who later resisted the communist regimes in his own country has died.Gen. Tomas Sedlacek, aged 94, died Monday at Prague’s Motol hospital, the Defense Ministry said.President Vaclav Klaus praised him as “a true soldier.”Sedlacek, who graduated from a military academy, fled to France in 1940 when his nation was occupied by Nazi troops. After France was defeated, he joined the British army before moving to the Soviet Union in 1944 and helping liberate Czechoslovakia. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Sponsored Stories Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairylast_img read more

Building permits up 32 in first 10 months of 2017

first_imgThe area of construction projects that secured a building permit in January to October last year rose an annual 35 per cent, to 1,129,084 square meters, while their value rose 38 per cent, to €1.3bn, the statistical service said.The increase was mainly on a 32 per cent annual increase in the construction area of housing projects, to 875,565 square meters, and a 33 per cent rise in their value, to €904m, Cystat said in a statement on its website on Monday.The permits provide for the construction of 1,949 new detached houses, 26 per cent more compared to January to October 2016, Cystat said. The number of semi-detached houses to be built rose 23 per cent, to 640, and that of residential apartment blocks 82 per cent, to 1,089.The building permit data shows that the construction area of licenced non-housing projects rose 31 per cent in the first 10 months of 2017, to 217,670 square meters, compared to the respective period of 2016, while their value rose 19 per cent, to €220,766.Civil engineering projects that received a building permit in January to October rose in terms of construction area 637 per cent, to 35,849 square meters, Cystat said. Their value rose 532 per cent to €102m.Building permits are a significant economic indicator.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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