Committed to welfare of farmers promotion of industry Mamata

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee remembered the third anniversary of the day when the state government handed over parchas (documents) of land to the farmers of Singur whose plots were forcibly acquired by the then Left Front government for the Nano factory.She tweeted: “Today marks the third anniversary of the historic day when our Govt of #Bangla handed over to farmers the parchas of land forcibly acquired in Singur. We reiterate our commitment to the welfare of farmers, alongside promoting industry. My humble pronam to Maa, Mati, Manush.” Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaIt may be recalled that handing over the forcibly acquired land to the unwilling farmers of Singur was the main slogan of the Trinamool Congress before the 2011 Assembly election. After the Supreme Court, in a judgment on August 31, 2016, described the acquisition of land by the state government for the automobile factory illegal, the TMC-led state government immediately took up the matter and decided to return the land to the deprived farmers. The Singur movement was launched by Mamata Banerjee against the forcible acquisition of farmland by the erstwhile Left Front government in 2006. She stood by the farmers and observed a fast that lasted for 26 days. She broke her fast on December 29, 2006 after being persuaded by the then President APJ Abdul Kalam, the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Atal Behari Vajpayee, who wrote letters on December 28, requesting her to give up her fast. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayAt a joint press conference held on May 18, 2006, the then Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and Ratan Tata announced that a small project would come up at Singur on 700 acres of land and the ancillary units would come up on another 300 acres of land. On July 17, the West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation (WBIDC) began to acquire land in Singur, which the local farmers resisted. Banerjee lent her support to the farmers and the agitation took the shape of a movement. The agitation continued for over a year and finally, the Tatas withdrew themselves from the project on October 3, 2008. Banerjee was sworn in as the Chief Minister on May 20, 2011. On July 14, 2011, the Bengal Assembly passed the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Bill 2011, which received the Governor’s approval on July 20. Banerjee went to Singur and returned the lands to the farmers at a function on September 14, 2016. Agricultural experts were brought in who examined the condition of the soil. A martyrs’ column was erected in Singur and the movement has been included in the history syllabus of school students.last_img read more

Report Man United ready to bid €36m for Kostas Manolas

first_imgManchester United are reportedly prepared to pay up to €36m for AS Roma centre-back Kostas Manolas in JuneThe Greece international is viewed as more of an old-fashioned centre-half due to his height, speed and physical prowess.Since arriving at Roma in 2014 from Olympiacos, Manolas has established himself as a key member of the squad with 192 appearances in all competitions having been made.But Gazzetta dello Sport reports that the 27-year-old’s time at Roma looks set to come to an end soon with his release clause set at €36m, which has caught United’s interest.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.The Red Devils view Manolas as someone who will not only be able to bolster their backline, but also provide competition for Victor Lindelof, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Eric Bailly.However, the report adds that United will not be able to trigger Manolas’ release clause until the end of this season with Roma reluctant to sell this month.Despite the uncertainty surrounding his future at the Stadio Olimpico, however, Manolas has still made 21 appearances in all competitions for Roma this season.last_img read more

Child sexual abuse identification and response

first_img KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Studies show one in every 10 children will experience child sex abuse before age 18 and the majority of cases are at the hands of a known person.Palomar Health Forensic Health Services is offering classes to youth servicing organizations to help them learn how to identifying and responding to child sexual assault.Palomar Health Forensic Health Services Supervisor Christina Shultz has personally interviewed hundreds of child sex abuse survivors and is an expert court witness for the District Attorney’s Office in prosecution cases.For more information about the class click here. Posted: January 28, 2019 Child sexual abuse identification and response January 28, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Lastminute Mothers Day gifts you still have time to get

first_imgLightFieldStudios/iStockphoto OK, it’s crunch time: Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 12, which means your online-gift-ordering window is closing rapidly. Indeed, if Mom lives far away and you’re hoping to have something delivered, it’s time to act. Fortunately, at least a few stores are positioned to help last-minute shoppers. Walmart, for example, offers free two-day shipping on orders of $35 or more, and there’s always the in-store pickup option as well. Amazon Prime subscribers can get two-day shipping on most items — possibly even one-day shipping, which would theoretically give you until Friday to pick a gift. Indeed, you might want to head straight to Amazon’s Mother’s Day gift shop if you prefer to shop by category. See it at AmazonNeed a little more help? Below I’ve rounded up some great gift ideas that, as of today, you still have time to get. They’re not necessarily the most affordable options — for that, see this collection — but they’re all guaranteed to arrive by Sunday. Read more: The Best Mother’s Day Gifts for Dog Moms (Chowhound) Share your voice Internet E-readers Wearable Tech Smart Speakers & Displays Levoit Kyra Himalayan Salt Lamp: $13 (save $9) with promo code JV52C7EF See at Amazon See at Walmart Jack & Rose essential-oil diffuser bracelet: $17 See at Amazon CNET’s Mother’s Day gift guideThese are our favorite gifts for Mother’s Day 2019Mother’s Day gifts under $50Best Mother’s Day gifts from $100 to $250Mother’s Day gifts to get her streaming with ease, starting at $30Mother’s Day gift ideas for health nuts and fitness buffsBest Mother’s Day gifts for foodie momsMother’s Day gifts for the mom who’s got gameThoughtful gifts for every kind of momMother’s Day gifts for moms who love coffee (Chowhound)CNET’s Mother’s Day gift hubOriginally published on May 7, 2019.Update, May 10: Added new gifts and removed expired/sold-out items. Shiatsu Foot Massager: $79.99 Walmart Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. You gave Mom the essential-oil diffuser last year, right? This year, let her enjoy those oils on the go. This stylish bracelet comes with eight colorful pads that can be swapped out depending on which oil she wants. (The oils aren’t actually included; she’ll use her current supply to put a few drops on each pad.) The straps themselves are available in four different colors. CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! See at Walmart Read full review Tags 4-pack of Tile Mate and Slim item trackers: $40 (save $30) Gift ideas to make Mom’s life easier Levoit I can’t say I get the whole salt-lamp craze, especially this pseudo-science about “negative ions” and improving your sleep. That said, they look cool and emit a soft, pretty glow.This one consists of a 5- to 8-pound hunk of salt atop a 15-watt bulb (with two spares included in the box). There’s a touch-powered dimmer switch embedded in the power cord. Some 900 buyers collectively rated this 4.6 stars out of 5, so I think it’s a pretty safe bet Mom will like it. At $199, the Apple Watch Series 3 still isn’t what I’d call cheap — but it’s $80 off the regular price and without question the best iPhone-compatible smartwatch.The white sport-band goes with everything, but you can make this gift even more fun with some colorful replacements, like this three-pack for $14. While you’re at it, look at all the other inexpensive Apple Watch accessories you can get. Now playing: Watch this:center_img Screenshot by Sean Hollister/CNET Read full review Does Mom often misplace her phone? Or keys? Tech to the rescue. The Tile Mate is a small, square, battery-powered tile designed to live on a keychain, or maybe attached to a purse. The Slim is slightly larger, but also thinner, and therefore better suited to slipping into a wallet.When the phone goes missing, you double-press the button on the Tile. That makes the phone ring loudly, even if it’s set to mute. Keys missing? Use the locator feature in the Tile app to make the Tile itself beep.One important note: This should be available for in-store pickup, but it’s too late to get free shipping in time for Mother’s Day. The Cheapskate Mother’s Day Tech Gift Guide Facebook Portal: $99 (save $100) Facebook Amazon Kindle Paperwhite: $90 (save $40) Apple Watch Series 3: $199 (save $80) Tile See at Best Buy 3 If anyone needs a foot massage, it’s Mom. This model kneads and rolls feet and ankles, offering four different programs and three massage modes. It even includes a remote. Comments Don’t just call Mom to say hi — video-call her! It’s the 21st century, after all.That option has rarely been cheaper now that the Facebook Portal is on sale for $99. It’s not only a dedicated video-call machine, but also a voice-powered smart assistant, able to play music, show videos, even run a slideshow of family photos. Even if you don’t have a Portal of your own, you can call Mom (and vice versa) via Facebook Messenger. Read full review Jack & Rose See at Amazon 1:04 For the mom who loves to read, a distraction-free Kindle is hard to beat. This 2018 version is darn near perfect, and at $40 off it’s tied with its lowest price ever.Still a bit outside your budget? The new entry-level Kindle, which features an integrated light, is also being discounted: It’s $70 (save $20). See at Amazon Sarah Tew/CNETlast_img read more

Googles Sundar Pichai worries about unintended consequences of regulation

first_img Now playing: Watch this: Pichai’s comments comes as Google and the rest of the tech industry face a fresh wave of scrutiny from US lawmakers and regulators. Last week, the Federal Trade Commission and Justice Department reportedly reached a new agreement, with the FTC gaining authority to review Amazon and Facebook and the Justice Department looking into Apple and Google. This deal is seen as an early step in these agencies’ efforts to dig into potential anticompetitive practices. State attorneys general are gearing up to investigate big tech, too. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Democratic presidential candidate, is calling for a breakup of Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook, arguing that they’ve become so powerful that they’re stifling competition and innovation. She even put up a “Break Up Big Tech” billboard in San Francisco, right in the heart of the tech industry.When asked about Warren’s call to break up big tech, Pichai said there needs to be “healthy, thoughtful conversations” on how to regulate the industry.”There are many countries around the world which aspire to be the next Silicon Valley,” Pichai told CNN. “And they are supporting their companies, too. So we have to balance both. This doesn’t mean you don’t scrutinize large companies. But you have to balance it with the fact that you want big, successful companies as well.”Google said it had no further comment to add. 2:38 Can big tech actually be broken up? Comments Google Sundar Pichai Tags Google is reportedly facing a possible antitrust probe. James Martin/CNET As calls to break up large tech companies get louder, Google CEO Sundar Pichai says scrutiny is fair but that regulating technology just “for the sake of regulating it” could create problems.”I worry that if you regulate for the sake of regulating it, it has a lot of unintended consequences,” Pichai told CNN’s Poppy Harlow in an interview published Friday. “You know, if you take a technology like artificial intelligence, it will have implications for our national security and … other important areas of society.” Share your voice Politics 2last_img read more

Spinning the wheel

first_imgAn exhibition titled ‘Painted Weaves’ by SG Vasudev will be held from February 27 to March 9 at the Art Gallery, India International Centre in the national Capital. The preview of the exhibition will be held on February 26.SG Vasudev was inspired by tapestries of works by Picasso, Braque and other artists that he saw during visits to Europe.  His desire to render his own paintings and drawings in the medium of tapestry and his meeting with master weaver Subbarayalu in 1995 led to a collaborative venture that drew on each other’s artistic mastery and ingenuity to create fresh, original works of art. The present exhibition of tapestries in silk presents images from several of his series of paintings, such as ‘Tree of Life’, ‘Maithuna’, ‘Humanscapes’, ‘Earthscapes’ and ‘Theatre of Life’. Through this medium the artist explores the eternal synergy between art and craft, tradition and contemporaneity, man and nature, and fantasy and reality.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’B. Subbarayulu has been involved in collaborative work with renowned artists, working with the late MF Hussain and SG Vasudev to translate their paintings into tapestries. SG Vasudev’s works are done in various mediums (drawings, paintings, reliefs in copper and tapestries in silk). He became well-known for his ‘Vriksha’ (Tree of Life) series, which evolved over nearly a decade, turning into the Tree of Life and Death in the latter half of the 1980s.    Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixHe also explored the theme of ‘Maithuna’ (Act of Love) through a series of drawings, paintings and copper reliefs. Eventually his tree grew into faces titled ‘Humanscapes’ and ‘Earthscapes’. The tree is still sometime visible in the series titled ‘Theatre of Life’ and ‘Rhapsody’.His works are represented in quite a lot of individual, institutional and corporate collections in India and overseas.  Apart from this he has executed a number of murals in different media.last_img read more

Miraculous escape for 3yrold

first_imgDarjeeling: A three-year-old girl had a miraculous escape on Thursday when she fell in front of a herd of elephants. The animals quietly moved into the forest without causing any harming to the baby. The incident occurred on Thursday in the Jalpaiguri district.Nitu Ghosh, a 36-year-old businessman, a resident of Neora-Mor, Lataguri, with his wife Titli Ghosh and three-year-old daughter Ahana Ghosh had visited Mahakal Temple deep in the jungles on Thursday morning. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseAfter offering puja, while returning on a two-wheeler, they approached the access road to the Kalakhawa watchtower. Suddenly, three elephants came on their way, sending a shiver down Nitu’s spine. In a state of panic, he lost his balance and all three riders fell on the road. Nitu somehow managed to get up and tried to scurry to safety. In the process, he fell into a pothole and sprained his ankles. Titli, 29, managed to run for a few yards but she hurt her legs. However, the there-year-old baby fell right in front of the elephants. A few other people had gathered at the spot. All of them watched in despair at what seemed to be a sure death. The elephants kicked the two-wheeler off the road but did not harm the girl. Instead they slowly passed her by into the forest. Local residents immediately took the family to a private nursing home in Jalpaiguri.last_img read more

Insight extends special pricing to select Europe 201819 AWS trips

first_img Travelweek Group Insight extends special pricing to select Europe 2018-19 AWS trips Wednesday, May 16, 2018 TORONTO — Insight Vacations is keeping up the momentum on its 40th anniversary celebration with special pricing on its 2018-19 European autumn, winter and spring premium journeys including Egypt, Jordan and Israel.Select trips qualifying for special anniversary pricing, plus clients can book early and save up to 7.5% on select departures with Insight’s extended Early Payment Discount.Insight Vacations Canada President Brad Ford says Insight created its European premium journeys in response to client demand, based on feedback from travellers. He added: “We are pleased to support our loyal Canadian travel advisors in ensuring a most successful booking year with the launch of our Seasons Collection and special anniversary pricing and our unforgettable Insight Vacations Experiences.”Three itineraries that are part of the deal are the eight-day ‘Scenic Iceland and the Northern Lights’, the 10-day ‘Amazing Spain & Portugal’ and the nine-day ‘Christmas Markets of Austria and Bavaria’.Agents can see the full collection of 30 itineraries at Posted bycenter_img Tags: Insight Vacations Share << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more