TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Juventus midfielder Emre Can keen to hear from Man Utdby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus midfielder Emre Can is keen to hear from Manchester United .The German star moved to Italy in 2018 on a free transfer from Liverpool, but is enduring a nightmare second season at the Allianz Stadium, making just three substitute appearances in Serie A so far.Tuttosport says Can is attracting interest across Europe and is weighing up his next move after his agents made contact with various clubs. United is his preferred option and the midfielder is seen as a potential replacement for Paul Pogba, who has strongly been linked with an Old Trafford exit.Juventus are next in action against Bologna, seeking to extend a one-point gap at the head of Serie A.
To check rising rural poverty and hunger in Nicaragua, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is helping the country’s Government to support small-scale farmers boost their production of beans, maize, rice and other staple crops.The agency said that there are 52.5 million hungry people in Latin America, citing high food prices and the global recession as among the main reasons for the region’s increasing food insecurity.Although Nicaragua has made strides in the fight against hunger and poverty, it is still the second poorest country in the region after Haiti.In Nicaragua, poverty is a rural phenomenon, with two out of three people in the country-side living on less than $1 a day.FAO is working with the Ministry of Agriculture and the European Union (EU) to help farmers’ associations increase their yields through a two-year, €3 million scheme which will, among other activities, focus on the delivery of high-quality seeds as well as the provision of technical support and marketing assistance.During the planting season which lasted from May to June, nearly 5,000 hectares of land were planted with improved bean, maize and rice seeds provided by FAO to more than 4,000 farmers.Although no results are available yet, Leonard Fagot, the agency’s project coordinator, said he is optimistic. “Many farmers will come and work with us again,” he said. 25 October 2010To check rising rural poverty and hunger in Nicaragua, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is helping the country’s Government to support small-scale farmers boost their production of beans, maize, rice and other staple crops.
TORONTO — The Teranet-National Bank house price index had its sixth consecutive month-to-month decline in February, providing more evidence of the cooling trend that has beset home sales since last summer.The index fell 0.2% from January and increased only 2.7% on a year-to-year basis from February 2012.That matched January’s year-to-year increase, the smallest since November 2009.Teranet compiles the index based on a selection of homes sold in major markets across Canada.The national composite index stood at 152.72 in February.Many economists and industry groups have noted that Canadian housing prices have softened since the latest mortgage reforms brought in by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty last July.The Canadian Press
TORONTO — An Ontario judge has given the green light to a compromise between Target Canada and its landlords over properties the retailer will soon leave vacant.The revised agreement, which was reached earlier this week but required court approval, gives Target Canada until the end of June to finish selling its store leases.Both Target Canada and its landlords agreed to have a court-appointed monitor supervise the sale, in a deal which shifts control away from the company.Target Canada reaches compromise with landlords on sales of leasesTarget Canada liquidation sales draw lineups — and mockeryThe retailer has set May 15 as the deadline for wrapping up the sales process, with a final date for deals to close set for June 30.The revised agreement addresses landlord concerns that delays could leave unoccupied properties in limbo.Some of the landlords who own properties leased by Target include RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust and Primaris, a division of H&R Real Estate Investment Trust.Target Canada is in the middle of liquidating its 133 stores across the country. The U.S. retailer decided to scrap its Canadian stores after underwhelming sales showed it wouldn’t turn a profit for several years.
“It was indeed unfortunate that this news reached us soon after the visit of H. H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister of United Arab Emirates to Sri Lanka,” the statement said. The Government today said it was saddened over death of forty-five soldiers from the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates in Yemen.A Foreign Ministrry statement said that it is with profound grief and sorrow that the Sri Lanka learnt about the death of forty-five soldiers from Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates in Yemen while contributing to restore security and stability of the country. The Government of Sri Lanka hopes that peace and normalcy will be restored in the region as soon as possible. (Colombo Gazette) The Government and the people of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka express their heartfelt condolences to the Government and the people of the United Arab Emirates on this tragic incident.
In January 2018, the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Food Price Index, which tracks the monthly change in international market prices for five key commodity groups, averaged almost three per cent below the corresponding period last year.Cereal prices in January were up almost 2.5 per cent from December, and 6.3 per cent from January 2017. Despite large supplies, wheat and maize prices received some support from a weakened dollar and weather concerns. Meanwhile, renewed Asian demand continued to firm up international rice values in January.Meat prices remained virtually unchanged since its slight December revision – 7.4 per cent higher than its January 2017 value and 19.5 per cent below its all-time high of August 2014. Driven by higher export availabilities amid weak import demand, poultry and pork prices continued to slide while beef prices rose marginally.Weakening commoditiesAlthough dairy prices dipped 2.4 per cent since December, pushing the index further down for the fourth consecutive month, they remain 41 per cent higher than during their April 2016 slump.Abundant milk supplies in the northern hemisphere and Australia heavily influenced an international decline in butter and cheese prices. At the same time, the possibility for lower-than-expected seasonal milk production in New Zealand lent support to whole milk powder prices. Skim milk powder values also increased, mostly because of strong import demand.Sugar prices were down 1.6 per cent from December and as much as 30.4 per cent below the corresponding month last year. Downward trending international sugar quotations were mostly driven by ample export availabilities in major producing countries.
Incoming Brock University students will benefit thanks to the generous creation of the PenFinancial Credit Union Community Leadership Scholarship, announced Monday morning.With eight locations across the Niagara region, PenFinancial encourages community involvement from the local students it supports. On Monday, PenFinancial Credit Union CEO presented Brock with a $25,000 cheque to create the new scholarship program, which will be open to students who have graduated from a secondary school within the Niagara region. Starting in 2016, each fall a $5,000 scholarship will be presented to a student entering a Brock University undergraduate program.It will be awarded to a student who demonstrates academic excellence and a high degree of leadership and commitment to the Niagara Community through volunteerism.“As a truly local financial institution, we are proud to celebrate Niagara youth who are making a difference by volunteering their time and talent to organizations across our communities,” said Bob Watson, PenFinancial Credit Union’s CEO. “Niagara is our home and we are committed to encouraging our next generation to continue to support not-for-profits that are building strong, caring and inclusive communities.”Students from Brock University’s Student Life and Community Experience Team joined President and Vice-Chancellor Jack Lightstone during the cheque presentation Monday morning with Watson. The team works to provide Brock and the Niagara community with a broad range of community programs and services.Lightstone said the new scholarship helps Brock pursue its key goal of being a partner who helps strengthen the local community on many different levels.“We are extremely grateful to receive this commitment by PenFinancial Credit Union,” said Lightstone. “By directing this scholarship toward graduates from Niagara high schools, PenFinancial has become a partner as we work to help our best and brightest minds receive a post-secondary education. This is crucial if we are to develop our leaders of tomorrow.”
Ohio State boasts 65 athletes on the Winter Academic All-Big Ten team.Leading the charge are 27 members of the men’s swimming and diving team.Led by coach Bill Wadley, the team had the highest number of athletes from a single sport to make the Academic Team in the Big Ten.Individual honors go to Andrew Elliott, who received the inaugural Elite 88 Award, given out at each NCAA swimming meet to the athlete with the highest cumulative grade point average.Elliott, a sophomore studying finance, was the first ever to receive the award.Team members know what is expected of them in the classroom long before they hit the water. Wadley recruits athletes with academics in mind.“Academics are number one,” Wadley said. “Swimming is their fun while they’re here and it’s important that they spend their energy wisely.”The first matter addressed at the start of every quarter is setting academic goals.The men’s swimming and diving team set a goal in the winter to earn a 3.40 GPA.“The first thing we do is an honest evaluation of ourselves, to discuss what we did well and what we have to do better,” Wadley said.The team fell just short of its goal, earning a 3.20 GPA.“In our mind we want to do better,” Wadley said. “Even though we lead the Big Ten academically, we are always striving to be better because we are never satisfied with where we are.”The sole Buckeye to earn a 4.0 GPA didn’t come from the men’s swimming and diving team. It came as a shock to Buckeye center Kyle Madsen of the men’s basketball team that he was the only athlete with a perfect GPA.Madsen graduated in Spring 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in business marketing. He returned to Ohio State to complete his master’s in sports management and to continue his career with the men’s basketball team.Although Madsen couldn’t remember the classes he took last quarter, he took 12 credit hours and managed a perfect GPA during the Buckeyes’ rigorous basketball season.Madsen said juggling his coursework and basketball schedule comes easy to him now.“I’m used to it at this point because I’ve been doing it for so long,” Madsen said.Seven Buckeye teams contributed to Ohio State’s league-high success.The women’s swimming and diving team honored 16 athletes; wrestling earned seven, men’s gymnastics took home five spots, women’s basketball earned four and men’s basketball and women’s gymnastics each earned three spots.Of 539 total athletes in the Big Ten on the Winter Academic All-Big Ten team, Ohio State had the most athletes.“Ohio State has topped the Big Ten for the past five consecutive years with the total number of Academic All-Big Ten selections for the entire academic year,” Senior Athletic Director Miechelle Willis said.Last year, the university recognized more than 400 scholar-athletes. This year it will honor more than 500.Athletes must be at least sophomore students, letterwinners and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher to qualify.
Save room after the ham and pie: BBC America is doling out a double (triple?) helping of Doctor Who this Christmas.As expected, holiday special “Twice Upon a Time” is scheduled to air at 9 p.m. EST.But, stay tuned after Jodie Whittaker’s debut for what I can only imagine will be an emotional goodbye to the Twelfth Doctor.Doctor Who: Farewell to Peter Capaldi will feature archival footage from the actor’s first and last table reads, as well as new interviews with cast and crew.Retiring showrunner Steven Moffat has weaseled his way into the retrospective, according to BBC America, which promised musings from the veteran writer and producer.The U.S. exclusive is narrated by Colin McFarlane, who played Moran opposite the Twelfth Doctor in season nine episodes “Under the Lake” and “Before the Flood.”After four years and countless adventures, Capaldi in January announced plans to leave the TARDIS after the 10th season.“This will be the end for me,” he told BBC Radio 2 DJ Jo Whiley, praising the long-running British sci-fi drama. “I feel sad. I love Doctor Who. It’s a fantastic program to work on.”All good things must come to an end, though. And that end is coming soon: In 17 days, tune in to see what happens when the Twelfth Doctor meets the First Doctor (David Bradley as William Hartnell).Written by Moffat and directed by Rachel Talalay, the yuletide epilogue also marks the return of Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie), the addition of OG companions Ben Jackson (Jared Garfield) and Polly (Lily Travers), and the probable reappearance of Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman).Check out the latest teaser trailer—released today—and sneak a peek at the episode in the slideshow below.Remember to stock up on tissues. And don’t you dare try to contain your excitement at the introduction of Whittaker as the first female Doctor.Leading up to the festivities, BBC America will air a seven-day, 24-hour Doctor Who “full takeover marathon,” highlighting the Tenth (David Tennant), Eleventh (Matt Smith), and Twelfth Doctors.View as: One Page Slides1. Brilliant eyeball acting, David Bradley(via BBC America)David Bradley as the First Doctor, Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor2. This looks serious(via BBC America)Mark Gatiss as a mysterious WWI soldier, Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor3. Has everyone met?(via BBC America)Mark Gatiss, David Bradley, and Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts4. The prodigal Cyberman returns(via BBC America)Mackie and Capaldi5. Double trouble(via BBC America)Bradley and Capaldi6. The emotions have begun(via BBC America)Mackie and Capaldi7. I’m not crying, you’re crying(via BBC America)Mackie and Capaldi8. Oops, wrong TARDIS(via BBC America)Mackie, Bradley, and Capaldi9. Never can say goodbye(via BBC America)Capaldi Stay on target HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster
Preliminary design drawings for three park-and-ride garages to accompany light rail in Vancouver are sparking criticism of their looks and have some questioning if they’ll do anything to spark downtown redevelopment.This spring, Vancouver long-range planners and the Vancouver City Center Redevelopment Authority wrote the Columbia River Crossing with concerns over the garages’ architectural style, size and lack of multiuse features, such as incorporating apartments or offices onto the top floors of the buildings. Paid for by the Federal Transit Administration, the CRC will put in three park-and-ride garages: the Columbia Park and Ride, at Columbia and Fifth streets; the Mill Park and Ride, at Washington and 15th streets; and the Central Park and Ride, near the line’s Clark College terminus.The hope, downtown boosters say, is to build something that adds to redevelopment — not just a concrete slab where commuters park their cars and immediately leave.“It just seemed a shame to us,” said Ward Cook, chairman of the City Center Redevelopment Authority, whose group has particular worries about the designs for the Columbia Park and Ride. “The garage probably has to be there, let’s just get some valuable use from it.”
Initiative to restrict tolls draws oppositionU.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler’s spokesman said Thursday that the Columbia River Crossing needs to “get its ducks in a row” with a realistic financing plan if it hopes to win the congresswoman’s support for a significant federal contribution to the project. Through her spokesman, Casey Bowman, the Camas Republican took note of mounting questions about the funding plan for the project. On Wednesday, Oregon State Treasurer Ted Wheeler released a report that indicates bridge tolls, expected to provide a $1.3 billion local match for the project, may fall short by up to $598 million, due in part to a failure to account for reduced traffic on the Interstate 5 span.CRC Director Nancy Boyd said Wednesday that her office was reviewing the treasurer’s report but said it was “good input” and would make the CRC’s plans “more realistic in the face of changing economic times.”“If there is to be any hope of a serious federal commitment, the CRC needs to get its ducks in a row,” Bowman said in an email. “We need to move forward with a districtwide vote on light rail, and Jaime does not believe the current finance plan would stand up to an investment grade analysis. Both the Washington and Oregon Treasurers have raised very legitimate concerns about the finance plan, and they need to be answered.”The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, on which Herrera Beutler serves, has not yet seen a new six-year federal transportation authorization bill. But Bowman said it’s clear that money will be tight for federal projects going forward.
A Vancouver man was arrested late Friday in Portland after a high-speed pursuit that ended with a crash on Interstate 5 on Hayden Island, police said Saturday.Phillip Ray Horn, 20, was arrested on suspicion of attempting to elude, driving under the influence, reckless endangerment and reckless driving, according to a bulletin from the Portland Police Bureau.At 11:51 p.m., a Portland police officer tried to pull over a speeding 1990 Mercedes 190 sedan near Northeast Second Avenue and Broadway. Instead of stopping, the driver got onto I-5 and drove north.Other officers got ahead of the pursuit and deployed spike strips on Hayden Island, the bulletin said. The Mercedes hit the strips, spun out and struck the median.Officers took the driver, Horn, and two passengers into custody. Horn was taken to a Portland hospital with minor injuries. The two passengers were released without incident or injury. Phillip Ray Horn
Dan Cohen AUTHOR Washington County has agreed to sell the remaining 528 acres at the former Fort Ritchie in central Maryland to South Korean investment group Issac Holdings for $6 million. The county gave JG Business Link International, the master developer it hired two years ago, the site’s other 63 acres last year to jump start development. JGBLI, which will continue to develop the property for Issac, plans to attract $1.5 billion of investment to build the Cascade Town Centre, a mixed-use development with academic, commercial, residential and recreational uses. “If they’re able to do half what they laid out, it will be one of the major investments and success stories in the region,” L. Michael Ross, president of the Franklin County (Pa.) Area Development Corp., told the Public Opinion. … The Environmental Protection Agency presented its first annual National Federal Facility Excellence in Site Reuse award during a ceremony last week to the former McClellan AFB, Calif., in recognition of the combined efforts of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, McClellan Business Park (the reuse project) and Sacramento County to transform the Superfund site into a 3,452-acre business park which now supports more than 17,000 jobs and has generated $580 million in public and private investment. “This award celebrates hard work, innovative thinking, and cooperation among federal agencies, states, local partners and developers,” said John Henderson, assistant secretary for installations, environment and energy, according to an EPA release. Two other base reuse projects received the award as well — Naval Air Station Glenview, Ill. (The Glen), and Joliet Army Ammunition Plant, Ill.
Vizianagaram: Gajapathinagaram MLA B Appalanarasaiah called upon the people to follow the ideology of Vavilala Gopala Krishnaiah and work for the welfare of society. The MLA released a book ‘Andhra Gandhi Vavilala,’ written by Samudrala Guruprasad at a programme and appreciated the writer for bringing in the important incidents and achievements of the great leader in the form of book. He described Vavilala as a committed social worker, freedom fighter and a social reformer. He asked the youth to take him as inspiration to come up in life. He also appealed to youth to read the biographies of great men and follow in footsteps of Vavila.
Close IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan VarthamanIndian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman on Thursday, March 14, was advised to go on sick leave after the completion of debriefing process, according to reports. Abhinandan’s debriefing was done by the IAF and other agencies.Sources said that his sick leave will be extended for up to three weeks — on the advice of doctors of Army’s Research and Referral Hospital. Also, a medical review board in the near future will assess the medical fitness of the IAF braveheart and decide when he can resume his operations as a fighter jet pilot. During Abhinandan’s debriefing process, he narrated his experience in enemy captivity, where, he said, he was subjected to extreme mental torture.Earlier, addressing a press conference in Coimbatore, Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa clearly said that IAF hero Abhinandan Varthaman will fly again when he is fit to fly an aircraft. When questioned about IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman will fly a fighter jet, BS Dhanoa said, “Whether he will fly or not will depend on his fitness.” Abhinandan Varthaman has earlier conveyed to the IAF brass that he wanted to return to the cockpit as soon as possible.A QUICK RECAPTension mounted between arch-rivals India and Pakistan after Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed over 40 CRPF jawans in Jammu and Kasmir’s Pulwama district on February 14.In retaliation, India carried out a pre-dawn airstrike on a JeM terror camp in Balakot sector at 3:30 am, reportedly killing 200-300 terrorists.A day after, Pakistan Air Force jets entered Indian airspace near LoC and dropped bombs in the country’s territory. Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was captured on February 27 after his MiG-21 Bison was hit by the Pakistan Army across the Line of Control (LoC).A day after, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan announced that Abhinandan would be released Friday as a “peace gesture”. The whole country celebrated the homecoming of the IAF pilot with – what else? – tricolours, garlands, and cameras to give Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman a hero’s welcome. Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman held his head high and crossed over to the Indian side
Tom Holland’s ‘Uncharted’ Coming in 2020PUBG Finally Hits PS4 With Exclusive Sony Skins People have eagerly awaited additional news on Uncharted: The Lost Legacy ever since it was announced at the PlayStation Experience event last year. Audiences at the event and those watching at home were told that the stand-alone follow up to Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End would be released sometime in 2017. Today, Sony announced that the game will be released on August 22 in North America and August 23 in Europe for $40.For those not in the loop, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy will not feature the series protagonist, Nathan Drake. Instead, the ever-popular Chloe Frazer will get the spotlight as she searches for treasure in India. She won’t be alone during this adventure, as she’ll be joined by Uncharted 4‘s Nadine Ross.Along with this announcement, we’re also treated to a brand-new trailer. Like the previous video, this one is another cinematic from the game. We see Chloe and Nadine talking about the treasure they’re after. You can see the new trailer just below.Those who pre-order The Lost Legacy will get the upcoming Jak and Daxter PS2 Classic games for free. The collection includes the first three games, along with Jak X: Combat Racing. As PS2 Classics, these games will feature 1080p resolution and have trophy support. The games will be sold separately. Considering how PS2 Classics typically cost $10-15 each, getting this collection for free by pre-ordering The Lost Legacy is one hell of a deal.Uncharted: The Lost Legacy will be available both digitally and physically. One doesn’t need to own Uncharted 4 in order to play it. Sony says the game will be over 10 hours long for a single playthrough. Some (like myself) will no doubt rack up more time when trying to go for the coveted platinum trophy. Still, even if you only play the game once, you will no doubt get your money’s worth for $40. Stay on target
The ExoHand uses pneumatic actuators on each finger to simulate the range of human finger movement. The actuators move the fingers so that they can be opened and closed. According to Festo, the company that designed ExoHand, nonlinear control algorithms were implemented on a CoDeSys-compliant controller for precise orientation of individual finger joints. (A “CoDeSys-compliant controller” registers and processes the positional and force parameters. It regulates the pressures in cylinders to ensure the correct finger positions and forces.) Further commenting on the design, Heinrich Frontzek, spokesman for Festo at the Hanover show, said that at the back of the glove is a power-booster built in; “That’s done with little air cylinders that give power to every single finger through pressurized air that’s blown into it. Through that, we can reach a doubling of the grip force.”This orthosis can be fitted over the human hand and also over an artificial hand made of silicone. The company foresees ExoGlove in remote-manipulation scenarios too, where handling items poses risks. In this instance, the user’s motions would be emulated by the robotic hand away at a safe distance. As such, it would enable performance of tasks in hazardous areas—whether because of natural disasters, accidents, or within scientific labs.Nonetheless, ExoHand is still only a proof of concept device. Festo, which is a Germany-based engineering firm specializing in automation technologies, notes that ExoHand “offers an intriguing example of what the future of automation looks like.”Looking into that future, Festo draws on experience in industrial training and education programs, and it recognizes an aging work population where retirement is taken in later years than before and where older workers in assembly line jobs could be helped through a device assisting them with tasks demanding endurance or strength or both. The “power amplifier,” as it is also called, might assist any workers in repetitive tasks that easily lead to fatigue. Rehabilitation for stroke patients has also been suggested as a possible application. If connected to a brain-computer interface, it may help stroke patients suffering from paralysis to get a connection between hand and brain.According to Festo, the company has entered into a collaboration with the Tübingen University Hospital as part of the Bionic Learning Network. That network ties in Festo with universities, institutes and development companies working on technology and industrial applications. Hand Robot – a revolution of stroke therapy As a showcase “mechanical exoskeleton,” all the joints and drive units are located outside the hand in the form of the exoskeleton.Fingers can be moved and strength amplified in this device also described as an active manual orthosis with sensitive fingers. The operator’s hand movements are registered and transmitted to the robotic hand in realtime. More information: www.festo.com/cms/en_corp/12713.htm This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further (Phys.org) — ExoHand, a glove designed to double the gripping power of the human hand, was a key attraction at this week’s Hanover Trade Fair. So much for mechanical graspers or mechanical claws: one viewer who watched the demo said it was “un-nerving,” but the glove is designed to do quite the opposite than un-nerve. Once worn on the user’s hand, it provides enhanced dexterity in picking up difficult objects and provides power when needed too. The engineers responsible for ExoHand worked with the objectives to “enhance the strength and endurance of the human hand” as well as to extend the hand’s scope of action. Citation: ExoHand: Glove for hand power is showcased at Hanover fair (w/ video) (2012, April 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-04-exohand-glove-power-showcased-hanover.html © 2012 Phys.Org
The Shift was all about inspiring young students, aspiring entrepreneurs smart and brilliant young adults to make a SHIFT in their thinking, perceptions and ideas about their lives and their future. The main aim of the conference was to nurture young minds molding them to the best of their abilities so that they could make a right shift in their career.The conference was chaired by a mix of some well known speakers like Dr Karan Singh, Anita Roy, Shiv Khemka, Shantanu Moitra, David Back, Sindhu V, Ani Choying Drolma, Maya Krishna Rao, Gaurav Tekriwal, Suniti Mathur, Aisha Chaudhary and others who shared their life changing experiences that made a SHIFT in their life. Also there were special performances by Vineeth Vincent doing beatboxing and B Boying by Shane Mendis and Aastik. The conference was attended by almost three hundred students from Delhi’s top schools between the ages of 14 and 18 years of age group. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Dr. Karan Singh (Former Governor of Jammu & Kashmir) shared his deep insights with the young minds, beautifully combining the concept of cosmos and emphasized on how to awake, arise and move forward on the path of life. Anita Roy, a writer, editor and a free-range thinker shared her views on how to unleash your inner imagination for the budding audience today.Maya Krishna Rao enlightened the audience with her performing art form today. The key message that she tried to convey to the female audience mainly was that, women should work freely in our society. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixSindhu V. (A Comedian who found her way out of the corporate world) shared a strong key message with the young and budding minds that, ‘No Matter how talented you’re failure will come, embrace it’. She insisted the young minds how to embrace failures and stand back wearing a big smile on their face.Shiv Khemka (Vice-Chairman of SUN Group) shared his views for the audience on how to focus in developing their inner-self alongside their outer personality in their growing years. Ani Choying, is a Buddhist monk who supports her NGO for girl children through her music. She ideally emphasized to develop intellectual capacity as a young mind but without giving a miss to their spiritual development, as well.Shantanu Moitra, the noted music director started his session with a humorous touch to it, by saying always believe in one single phrase, ‘I Don’t Know!! He believes it’s when the whole environment opens up the ways for one. The iconic face also shared short experiences of his own life as how he evolved as a music director today.Vineeth Vincent, professional beat boxer, enlightened the youth mind and souls by introducing and encouraging the concept of choosing and going forward with alternative career options.A truly inspirational young girl, Aisha Chaudhuri, spoke about how she battled a trail of life threatening ailments and stood back in life at a tender age of 17 years. ‘Happiness’ was her key message to the audience. She shared few frames from her own life how she perceived the whole concept of happiness as an attitude and a power tool for herself.
Virgin Australia planes + staff Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J As part of an accelerated capacity growth plan Virgin Australia has announced additional services on flights across Australia.Unveiled earlier this week the carrier said it will operate extra services between Melbourne to Brisbane, Sydney and Adelaide as well as Brisbane to Cairns and the Whitsunday Coast from 13 February this year.Additional return flights will also be added on services between Brisbane and Gladstone from 19 February this year while more capacity will be added between Brisbane and Rockhampton from 20 February.With the additional services now on sale, Virgin Australia group executive of alliances, network and yield Merren McArthur said the extra services were to meet rising demand from corporate and leisure travellers on the selected routes.“Virgin Australia will be able to offer travellers the increased convenience of more flights, more often, across the country’s busiest capital city trunk routes, as well as on growing resources sector and leisure routes in Queensland,” Ms McArthur said. A Virgin Australia statement read that capital city flight increases are as follows: Adelaide-Melbourne: An additional return flight Mondays through Fridays; taking the total number of flights offered between the two cities up to 10 per day or 130 per week. Brisbane-Melbourne: An extra return flight seven days a week; taking the total number of flights offered on the route up to 13 daily or 174 per week. Melbourne-Sydney: An extra return flight seven days a week; taking the total number of flights offered between the two cities up to 31 daily or 392 per week. Queensland flight increases: Brisbane-Gladstone: One extra return flight on Sundays (using the ATR); taking the total number of flights offered by the airline on the route to 34 per week. Brisbane-Rockhampton: An extra return flight, Monday to Friday; taking the total number of Virgin Australia flights between Brisbane-Rockhampton up to 78 per week. Brisbane-Cairns: An extra return flight will be added every day except Saturdays; taking the total number of Virgin Australia flights between Brisbane and Cairns each week to 80. Brisbane and Whitsunday Coast (Proserpine): An additional return service, Monday to Friday, will be introduced; taking the total number of flights offered by the airline on the route to 24 per week.
Vendors displayed their wares in the Vaults including ethnic clothing and jewelry.Pictured: Arcosanti Organics, a division of the Agriculture and Landscaping Departments, offerered organic garlic, peach butter, and peacock feathers among other products. Residents Curtis and Marlena enjoy the pleasant atmosphere in front of one of the booths. Jazz, Blues, Reggae and other musical styles filled the ampitheater. Pictured are the Milt Cannon Quartet with Dave Cook and vocalist Kathy Morris. Landscaping Manager, Karen Taylor set up a booth to raise funds for the A.I.D.S. Vaccine Ride she hopes to participate in this summer.She still needs to raise funds to qualify, for more information check out her website. Reggae artists, Henry Turner Jr, & Flavor from Baton Rouge, really invigorated the crowd. Visual artists as far as Chicago came to display their work. June 18, 2001This past weekend marked the annual Juneteenth Festival sponsored by Milt Cannon the Prescott Jazz Society.Pictured: David Tollas and Jeff Buderer raise banners around the site for the event.[Photos and text by Jennifer Thornton]