FPIs net sellers for second straight month pull out Rs 5920 cr

first_imgNew Delhi: Foreign investors pulled out a net amount of Rs 5,920 crore from the Indian capital markets in August even as the government rolled back enhanced surcharge on FPIs last week.The withdrawal from the capital markets (both equity and debt) in August is “contrary to the expectation” since the Centre last week announced revocation of enhanced super-rich tax on foreign and domestic equity investors imposed in the Budget, said Himanshu Srivastava, senior analyst manager research at Morningstar. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalAccording to the latest depositories data, foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) withdrew a net amount of Rs 17,592.28 crore from equities and pumped in a net sum of Rs 11,672.26 crore in the debt segment, translating into a total net outflow of Rs 5,920.02 crore during August 1 – 30.In July, overseas investors had pulled out a net amount of Rs 2,985.88 crore from the capital markets.Prior to the announcement of enhanced super-rich tax in the Union Budget for 2019-20 in July, FPIs were net buyers for five consecutive months. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostFPIs had infused a net Rs 10,384.54 crore in June, Rs 9,031.15 crore in May, Rs 16,093 crore in April, Rs 45,981 crore in March and Rs 11,182 crore in February into the Indian capital markets.”Concerns over slowing domestic economy, volatility in the global markets and increased fears of global recession due to escalating trade war tension between US and China overshadowed the positive move of withdrawal of surcharge,” Srivastava added.last_img read more

Four staff fired at Edmonton prison over alleged bullying

first_imgEDMONTON – The Correctional Service of Canada has fired four workers at Edmonton Institution following allegations of harassment, intimidation and bullying.A news release says Edmonton police are also looking into possible criminal activity at the maximum-security prison.Several staff were suspended last September, when the Correctional Service contracted investigators to look into the allegations.The release says additional investigations are ongoing and there will be other disciplinary hearings.The department also announced the appointment of a new regional deputy commissioner for the Prairies, France Gratton, and a new warden at Edmonton Institution, Gary Sears.Commissioner Don Head says employee misconduct will not be tolerated and his office is determined to improve workplace conditions.last_img read more

NATO told Russian election meddling evolving threat that must be met

first_imgHALIFAX — A NATO draft report says the problem of Russian meddling in democratic elections continues to evolve and alliance members must be ready to meet the threat.U.S. Democratic congresswoman Susan Davis told NATO’s science and technology committee meeting in Halifax that Russian interference continued in the early stages of the recent mid-term elections in her country, although not on the scale seen during the 2016 presidential election.Davis says technology companies shut down hundreds of fake accounts aiming to disrupt the elections.She says some of the accounts identified and deleted were also Iranian and the U.S. government now believes other states including China are emulating Russia’s tactics.Giorgi Kandelaki of the associate Georgian delegation told the committee that he was the victim of a Russian inspired disinformation campaign that popped up on Facebook news feeds.Kandelaki says his experience taught him that the Russians are still “a step ahead of us”, and he added that so far the threat response has been largely through “conferences and seminars.”The report was presented as part of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly meeting in Halifax.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Morocco Days Brings Moroccan Delegation to Capitol Hill and National Press

Rabat – Morocco Days (The Business Edition) will host a delegation of Moroccan regional officials and senior business people next week in Washington, D.C. to participate in special side events on Capitol Hill and at the National Press Club, as part of the four-day festival presented by the Moroccan American Network and the Moroccan Center for Peace and Sustainable Development. The festival, to be held on historic Freedom Plaza from September 28-October 1, celebrates the longstanding Washington-U.S.-Morocco-Africa connection through business, media, and cultural heritage.Focussing on Morocco as the “Gateway to Africa,” the Moroccan delegation will visit the U.S. Congress on September 27th and the National Press Club on September 28th and will participate in special B2B business meetings to address tourism, industry, energy, small business, and Morocco’s Vision 2030.  Members of the delegation represent several regions of Morocco and business sectors that are prime targets for investment and business partnerships. Regions include Casablanca, Marrakech, Laayoune, and Tangier.The business side events springboard off earlier efforts to build small business opportunities between the U.S., Morocco, and Africa, including the U.S.-Morocco Strategic Dialogue, MAN’s second CEO Summit and related Moroccan delegation visit, and MAN’s second International Media Forum. With “Africa Month” in DC marking a number of significant and historic international events, the Moroccan American Network and the Moroccan Center for Peace and Sustainable Development are working together to build bridges of understanding, opportunity, and partnership, to educate the U.S. public and influential government officials, business people, and thought leaders about the modernization of Morocco, developments in its infrastructure, and innovation in its sustainable economic development as a leader in Africa.Through strategic partnerships with prominent leaders in the African-American business community, the U.S. Black Chamber, as well as support from D.C. government, the two sponsoring organizations are reaching out to members of Congress, and others to demonstrate Morocco’s potential as an investment hub for the continent.  Through the generous assistance of the D.C. Office of Cable TV, Film, Music, and Entertainment and the “202creates” program, the event hopes to reach around a million people.“We are fortunate to have the support of the D.C. Government to do what has not been done before,” said Mohamed El Hajjam, President of the Moroccan American Network, and CEO of AV Actions Inc. “We are using both cutting-edge technology and media to showcase the modern Morocco and provide an opportunity to bring the small business and African-American business community together with influential leaders.”  The idea is to provide a platform to “bring in the small business community to invest in Morocco” by identifying American and Moroccan-American SMEs and creating a network that can lead to business opportunities, according to El Hajjam.  “We have the best team working on this project and are fortunate to have the good offices of DC government and the National Press Club to get the word out.”The Moroccan American Network has a track record of significant projects over the last few years.  Although it works in three areas — business, media, and cultural heritage, the last several events have focused on creating business opportunities.  In May, 2017, MAN presented its second CEO Summit thatincluded a Moroccan delegation visit to universities and hospitals, including Georgetown University, Virginia Tech Hospital, and Children’s Medical Center.  At the summit itself, MOUs were signed to continue the ongoing dialogue to explore growth opportunities.  Later, during the summer, American government officials, including D.C. Councilman Robert White, travelled to Morocco in a follow-up visit to get a hands-on introduction to the Moroccan business climate.Morocco ranks third in the top ten African countries for investment, behind Egypt and South Africa, according to Rand Merchant Bank’s recent report entitled, “Where to Invest in Africa 2018.”“There are investment opportunities in many regions of Morocco,” said Asma Graimiche, CEO of First Poly Production and President of the Moroccan Center for Peace and Sustainable Development.  She is also the co-producer of the festival and orchestrator of the special B2B business meetings in which the Moroccan delegation will participate.  “Morocco’s modern economy is growing, fueled by growth in its small business in different regions of the country,” she said.  “The south of Morocco, for example, is growing rapidly, and as small business grows, it employs more people and creates more economic opportunity.  It is a positive cycle.”On September 28, the delegation will give a press conference at the National Press Club and hold a special B2B side event with “meet and greets” between government officials, and American, Moroccan, and Moroccan-American business people.  Pre-registration is required for the special B2B side event. To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/morocco-days-the-business-edition-at-national-press-club-special-business-event-tickets-38041242380.The festival will not only highlight opportunities for business, but it will also showcase the African-American community’s historical and cultural roots with concerts by local bands from DC and by international artists from NY, DC, FL, and Morocco on September 30 and October 1.  With Freedom Plaza as a “hot spot” in the heart of D.C., the festival will reach the local community through its own homegrown music of blues and jazz — which have their roots in Africa — juxtaposed with the special Gnawa music of Morocco.More information about the festival and the program is available at:   www.moroccodaysindc.com. read more

Minister rejects allegations

The Minister hit out at accusations being made against the airline and said that those who make such accusations do not put forward proposals to improve the National carrier. Jayaratne also said that SriLankan airlines will help boost services at the Mattala airport.Apart from international flights, SriLankan also operates domestic flights between Mattala and Katunayake. (Colombo Gazette) Minister of Civil Aviation Piyankara Jayaratne has rejected allegations and accusations leveled against the National airline, SriLankan airlines.Speaking at an event in Mattala, the Minister said that the airline will turn its losses into profits very soon. He also said that new planes had been purchased to replace some of the old fleet which he insists is a normal procedure and was not a waste of money.

OBrien accepts RTÉ apology but says broadcaster let its standards slip

first_imgBREDA O’BRIEN HAS given her first public comment on the payment she received from broadcaster RTÉ following comments made on the Saturday Night Show.She was speaking alongside Colm O’Gorman on the Late Debate on RTÉ Radio 1 tonight. Presenter Audrey Carville brought up the issue of the financial settlement paid by RTÉ to columnist O’Brien and others, including the Iona Institute, of which O’Brien is a patron, following the comments made by Rory O’Neill, aka Panti.RTÉ did not issue a statement to the programme but O’Brien and fellow panellist Colm O’Gorman were asked for their opinion.O’Brien said that RTÉ had “left [sic] its standards slip in that regard” but was “big enough to come forward and apologise”. She said that she was:very pleased with that and very pleased to accept the apology and move forward.O’Gorman said he was “rather stunned where all of this has gotten to” and that he doesn’t understand “how we are ever going to have reasoned debate if we don’t challenge each others’ viewpoints”.He described O’Neill’s interview with Saturday Night Show presenter Brendan O’Connor as “one of the most considered, inclusive, insightful explorations of how we are all capable of holding views that are discriminatory and can cause us to make statements that are hurtful, damaging or destructive of other people”.O’Brien said that “if it had been a case that it was talking about in general us all examining our consciences”, she doesn’t think that she or other people would have been in discussions with RTÉ.She said the issue was on naming specific individuals not there to defend themselves and “claiming bad faith on their part”. O’Brien said that her position, which is that a child where possible should be reared by their own mother and father, was “deemed homophobic commentary”.She said that the subsequent reaction to the situation was “far from a rational and calm debate” and “this is going way into the territory of saying we will declare your views out of order before you even begin”.ChallengedO’Gorman said that RTÉ needs to explain the basis on which it feels entitled to pay taxpayer funds to the individuals involved, and that the basis on which RTÉ found the comments defamatory “has to be explained”.O’Brien said she is “happy to be challenged” on issues but that “you can’t have rational debate where people’s good faith is impugned”, instead of “looking at trying to create an atmosphere where people can speak to each other in reasonable terms”.O’Gorman said that he does not understand how challenging people to examine the basis on which they put forward certain arguments is defamatory. He said he will defend O’Brien’s right and other people’s right “to say things I find offensive” but that he thinks he also has a right to find the comments offensive.Read: More than 100 complaints about Panti appearance and RTÉ apology>last_img read more

Wisconsin school ends cheerleading awards for best breasts and bum

first_imgWisconsin school ends cheerleading awards for best breasts and bum You just can’t be at that nonsense. By Associated Press 56 Comments Image: Shutterstock/sirtravelalot Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Shutterstock/sirtravelalot Share216 Tweet Email2 42,409 Views A WISCONSIN SCHOOL is ending cheerleading awards given annually to girls with the largest breasts or buttocks — dubbed “Big Booty” and “Big Boobie” — after officials received repeated complaints from parents and a former coach.Coaches at Tremper High School in the Kenosha Unified School District give out awards each year recognising the most improved or hardest working cheerleaders, but they have also given what they called gag awards. Those awards also included one for “String Bean” — the thinnest team member.The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin said emails and other documents it obtained during a yearlong investigation showed the awards were handed out for at least five years at a banquet attended by about 100 people, including coaches, family members and friends of students.“I’m disgusted with the cheer coaches and with the Kenosha parents that sat there and said and did nothing,” former track coach Patti Hupp told the Kenosha News .Hupp emailed Tremper principal Steve Knecht last year to express her concerns after a parent notified her of the awards.“I don’t think it takes much to see that this is extremely degrading to women,” Hupp said in the email to Knecht.Knecht told cheerleading coaches in an April 28 email that he would launch an investigation into the awards after receiving complaints from four different people.He later told a parent who followed up that he had found no evidence of wrongdoing. When the parent asked for justification, he wrote in a letter that the awards “were meant to be funny” and the coaches were “just joking around”.The ACLU notified the school district of its investigation and concerns from parents in a letter.District spokeswoman Tanya Ruder said “a clear expectation has been set that awards of this nature are not acceptable and are not to be given at Tremper cheerleading banquets going forward”.But the ACLU said it took repeated complaints for change to come.Hupp also emailed a cheerleading coach, Patti Uttech, on 24 April to express her concerns.“The last thing these high school girls need is a fellow woman in their lives communicating to them that they are objects or that their appearance is something to be gawked at, demeaned, laughed at, or even awarded for that matter,” Hupp said in the email.Uttech said she didn’t see a problem.“I honestly don’t feel that I need to explain myself about how we ran our banquet,” she said in her email response. “Actually we have run it this way for years and have never had a problem.”A human resources official met with Uttech a month after that email and directed her to write letters of apology to students and to resign by June 14, according to the documents obtained by the ACLU. However, Uttech has continued coaching the cheerleading squad, the ACLU said. Short URL Feb 20th 2019, 9:51 PM https://jrnl.ie/4504740 Wednesday 20 Feb 2019, 9:50 PMlast_img read more

Une application Spotify pour iPad

first_imgUne application Spotify pour iPadLe service de musique en ligne a lancé une application spécialement étudiée pour une utilisation sur la tablette tactile d’Apple.Jusqu’à présent, l’application Spotify pour iPad se contentait d’être la même que sur l’iPhone et l’iPod, sans prendre en compte les spécificités techniques de la tablette technique d’Apple. Une version spécifique vient donc de voir le jour, notamment afin de s’adapter à l’écran Retina de l’iPad. Les abonnés à l’offre Premium (9,99 euros) vont ainsi pouvoir profiter des 18 millions de titres disponibles au catalogue et des fonctionnalités de Spotify (recherche de playlists, titres favoris de ses amis, possibilité d’activer le fondu enchaîné, lecture en continu…), relaye Digital World.Un mode “lecture en cours” en plein écran a ainsi été pensé pour s’adapter à l’écran Retina de 2048 x 1536 pixels alors que l’intégration de la fonction AirPlay permet de transformer la tablette en lecteur de salon qui se connecte à des enceintes ou une télévision via l’AppleTV. Cette application Spotify pour iPad est disponible sur l’App Store.  Le 4 mai 2012 à 19:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

PREMIER PRESENTED THE FINAL REPORT OF CONSTITUTIONAL REVIEW COMMITTEE

first_img Minister of Works puts government buildings reconstruction post hurricanes at $8.6m Budget cuts hurt, but necessary says TCI Deputy Premier in parliamentary debate on hurricane funds Related Items:Constitutional Review Committee, daniel malcolm, house of assembly, premier rufus ewing Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 27 Nov 2014 – Most residents were concerned about the trial without jury and the role of the UK appointed Chief Financial Officer, revealed the Chairman of the Constitutional Review Committee, Mr. Daniel Malcolm. Malcolm, joined by the secretary of the Committee, handed over a set of DVDs and the documents which represented weeks of work as he and a bi-partisan body of mainly attorneys heard from residents of every island and cay on what they wanted to see in a new Turks and Caicos Islands Constitution. Malcolm promised that there would be surprises and said that he believes the two-week delay in getting the work done will auger well for the report being accepted almost unanimously by the House of Assembly before it heads off to the UK. Media was thanked for its support; Ralston Humble of 4News travelled to each meeting to document in full what residents had to say. Those DVDs in their brightly colored packaging were a reflection of that; unedited video of each exchange. The Premier, Hon Dr Rufus Ewing, thanked the Chairman for the information and announced the report along with a number of other very important bills will be debated when the House of Assembly reconvenes in mid-December. Debate begins on December 15th and is expected to last five days.As for what is next for Mr. Malcolm, he said the exercise of galvanizing national views on the current 2011 Turks and Caicos Islands Constitution has caused him to desire to become more adept in using the computer! TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for youlast_img read more

Miami Seaquarium releases manatee to sea after rehab

first_imgMARATHON, FLA. (WSVN) – The Miami Seaquarium has released a manatee back to its natural habitat in the Florida Keys, Monday.Key3PO was loaded up for a transport back to Marathon Key, where it was originally found.Rescuers said a boat struck the marine mammal, causing him to lose most of his tail. After months in rehab, he is now able to swim and join other manatees.“He started healing pretty quickly,” said Jessica Schiffhauer, animal care specialist at Miami Seaquarium. “We saw pieces of his vertebrae in the pool within days, but he’s able to navigate the water column and use his paddle, which is amazing after an injury like that.”Key3PO will be monitored through a tracking system. Rescuers hope he’ll be able to rejoin his pod.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Sunday June 23 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Sunday, June 23, 2019:#1) Wilmington Farmers MarketThe Wilmington Farmers Market will be open this Sunday, June 23, 2019 from 10am to 1pm, on the Swain Green, across from the Town Common, at 140 Middlesex Avenue.June 23 Farmers Market Lineup:Vendors:Arrowhead FarmBeads By BarbaraEJ’s Pizza Grab & GoGaouette FarmHawaiian Jim’s Shaved IceMa & Pa PicklesPurple Carrot BreadSeafood ExpressSwiss BakersTewksbury HoneyAdditional Attractions:Wilmington Community Fund giving away reusable bagsAleppo Shriners Band to performKids Cooking Green Shopping Day at Community TableMake Pom Pom Shooters at the Kids Table#2) Wilmington Community Fund To Give Away FREE Reusable Tote Bags TODAYThe Wilmington Community Fund is helping residents reduce waste by helping to protect the environment in a more sustainable day-to-day effort. Their reusable tote bags offer many environmental benefits, as well as convenience, value and ease!The Wilmington Community Fund wants to help by giving away reusable bags (1 per person) at the following locations on Sunday, June 23, 2019, starting at 10am:Elia’s Country StoreFarmers Market (140 Middlesex Avenue)Lucci’s SupermarketMarket Basket PlazaThe giveaways are on a first-come, first-serve basis.​Be sure to bring your Wilmington Community Fund tote bag on your next grocery trip. While you’re there, consider donating a non-perishable food item to the Community Fund’s Food Pantry. With your help, WCF can achieve its motto, “People Helping People.”#3) DEADLINE: DPW Offering Rain Barrels At Steep DiscountWilmington is encouraging residents to harvest and save rainwater by offering The Great American Rain Barrel for $69, a 40% off retail discount.To order, visit www.greatamericanrainbarrel.com/community and select Wilmington, or call 800-251-2352. Orders must be made by midnight on June 23, 2019.Ordered barrels can be picked up on Saturday, June 29, 2019, from 9am to 11am, at the Wilmington Department of Public Works’s Administrative Office (115 Andover Street).ABOUT THE GREAT AMERICAN RAIN BARREL100% re-purposed rain barrels produced in Massachusetts.Dimensions: 39″ tall, 24″ diameter, weight: 20 lbs (empty)Durable and reliable Rain Barrels: 3/16” wall thickness.Lasts for years when properly drained & stored for winter.Screen filter to keep mosquitoes out.Several rain barrels can be linked together — easy 5-minute setupAvailable Colors: Forest Green, Earth Brown, Nantucket Grey and Unpainted.REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD PURCHASE A RAIN BARRELOne rain barrel can pay for itself in one season.Rainwater has no chemicals – great for plants and lawn.Rain Barrels help Towns manage water supplies and storm water runoff.At least $200 of precious rainwater splashes off a 1000 sf roof in a seasonHelp stressed trees and gardens during dry spells. In 2016, 48% of towns in MA had water bans.#4) Middlesex Canal Museum OpenThe Middlesex Canal Museum and Visitors’ Center (71 Faulkner Street, North Billerica) is open from noon to 4pm.  Learn about the canal, which travels through Wilmington.#5) Food ShoppingFood shopping in town this week?  In case you haven’t seen this week’s circulars, Wilmington Apple has you covered:This week’s circular from Market Basket (260 Main Street) can be found HERE.This week’s circular from Lucci’s Market (211 Lowell Street) can be found HERE.Elia’s Country Store (381 Middlesex Avenue) does not have an online circular, but the store posts its hot entree schedule and other specials on its Facebook page HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWhat To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On June 23In “Community”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Sunday, September 8, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Sunday, August 4, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Judgemental Hai Kya day 2 Sunday box office collection KanganaRajkummars movie ends

first_imgJudgemental Hai Kya box office collection.YouTube ScreenshotKangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao starrer Judgemental Hai Kya has ended its first weekend with decent box office collection. The movie witnessed further growth in its earning on its day 3 (Sunday).Judgemental Hai Kya has had a decent collection of Rs 5.40 crore on its opening day. Despite having good hype around it, the film failed to appeal to the mass audience, but managed to start off on a good note. Due to its unconventional subject matter, the movie had received below expected response from the audience on first day, but picked up well over the weekend.With positive reviews from most of the critics, the psychological comedy thriller had witnessed a big growth in its business on Saturday, making a collection of Rs 8.02 crore at the domestic market.With positive word of mouth, Judgemental Hai Kya enjoyed even better occupancy on its day 3. Having been released on around 2,000 screens across India, the Kangana-Rajkummar starrer collected Rs 8.62 crore on Sunday, ending its first weekend with a total collection of close to 22.04 crore, according to the producers of the film. Judgemental Hai Kya stillYouTube ScreenshotConsidering the fact that Judgemental Hai Kya is an unconventional film, it is a decent first weekend total. It will be interesting to see how the film performs over the weekdays. With only Arjun Patiala having been released last Friday, Judgemental Hai Kya is likely to hold better grip at the box office over the weekdays.last_img read more

Visible blue light induces coppercatalyzed CN crosscouplings

first_img(Phys.org)—A small team of researchers at California Institute of Technology has found a way to use visible blue light to induce copper-catalyzed C-N cross-couplings. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes the technique and why they believe the work may lead to bigger things. Michael Greaney with the University of Manchester offers a Perspectives piece on the work done by the team in the same journal issue outlining the process and explaining why the use of visible light to effect photochemical transformations has become so important in recent years. More information: Asymmetric copper-catalyzed C-N cross-couplings induced by visible light, Science  12 Feb 2016: Vol. 351, Issue 6274, pp. 681-684, DOI: 10.1126/science.aad8313 , http://science.sciencemag.org/content/351/6274/681AbstractDespite a well-developed and growing body of work in copper catalysis, the potential of copper to serve as a photocatalyst remains underexplored. Here we describe a photoinduced copper-catalyzed method for coupling readily available racemic tertiary alkyl chloride electrophiles with amines to generate fully substituted stereocenters with high enantioselectivity. The reaction proceeds at –40°C under excitation by a blue light-emitting diode and benefits from the use of a single, Earth-abundant transition metal acting as both the photocatalyst and the source of asymmetric induction. An enantioconvergent mechanism transforms the racemic starting material into a single product enantiomer. Citation: Visible blue light induces copper-catalyzed C-N cross-couplings (2016, February 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-02-visible-blue-copper-catalyzed-c-n-cross-couplings.html Superfast light pulses able to measure response time of electrons to light Journal information: Science One of the main parts of chemical research lies in discovering what happens when different chemicals come into contact with other chemicals—the reactions that occur can lead to the development of new products or a better understanding of how things work in the natural world. In recent years, chemists have begun to explore more fully the types of reactions that can occur when chemicals or substances are exposed to different kinds of light. Initially, such work focused more heavily on ultraviolet photochemistry, but as Greaney notes, such work requires specialized equipment—because of that, many chemists have begun to move their focus to using visible light to effect photochemical transformations. In this new effort, the researchers used the light from a blue LED to cause a C-N coupling to occur.The researchers were focused on a class of biologically active molecules that contain chiral (asymmetric) carbon centers—in this case nitrogen-containing carbon centers. They were looking to solve one of the problems of working with such molecules (their tendency to block or inhibit subsequent reactions), by combining base-metal catalysis, asymmetric synthesis and visible-light photoredox catalysis. Taking a cue from other research involving visible light, the team applied the light from a simple blue LED. They also noted that other experiments had involved noble metal complexes, which do the job well, but cost a lot—so they decided to go instead with copper salt. They found that the blue light was able to start the photoreduction of a substrate to form an alkyl radical via electron transfer. The result was the formation of a C-N bond.The work done by the team is another step forward in finding simpler and cheaper ways to instigate reactions that can result in products such as those used in the pharmaceutical and materials industry. © 2016 Phys.org Explore further 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.last_img read more

Twin celebrations on Tagores 156th Birth anniversary

first_imgIf it’s time to celebrate Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore’s 156th birth anniversary, Kolkata is ready with various events to commemorate the special occasion. ‘Two Poets’ is a unique musical conceived by versatile Assam based vocalist Chandrima Bhattacharya which deals a magical blend of Tagore’s songs along with compositions of the legendary poet-lyricist Gulzar. Both are poets from different times but this musical revolves around the similarities between their creative urges. Be it songs of love, Monsoon, philosophy of life, both poets connect well. It shows the way how a living legend gets inspired from another Bard of a different era. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfGulzar once said, “My first introduction to Tagore was when I came to India after partition. Tagore has this beautiful way of giving details. He wrote all by experience and living those moments. Nothing feels imaginary in his works. Being a lyricist, I’m deeply aware of sounds in poetry. People beyond Bengal don’t even know the romantic poems of his young age. They don’t even know that he wrote romantic poems. They don’t even know that he was young! People know him as the bearded man who wrote the national anthem. So people take him in the line of Mahatma Gandhi and Pandit Nehru. He was a playful young man too. One should learn about this side of him as well. Look at his poetry for the young. He wrote so much for children. It is sad that apart from a few of his writings, children today are not taught Tagore.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveSudarshan Chakravorty, an ace choreographer, is all set to present the musical journey, performing as a story teller for the first time. People have watched him dance, and produce big dance shows before. Chandrima Bhattacharya, who will sing the songs of Tagore and Gulzar, said, “This is happening for the first time in Kolkata. I am thrilled as this musical deals with very unusual gems from both the greats. Gulzarji’s ghazals, poetry, his personal anecdotes regarding the Bard will add a different colour to the whole venture.” Gulzar has often said that the ‘Geetanjali’ changed his life and that one whole community(Bengalis) lives on Tagore. The programme will include eleven songs in all, five from Tagore’s ‘Geetanjali’ and six from Gulzar. ‘Amare tumi ashesh korecho’ by Tagore is to be paired with Gulzar’s ‘Shyam se aankh me nami si hai/aaj phir aapki kaami si hai’, and Gulzar’s ‘Ek ekele ek shahar mei’ would be paired with ‘Amar ei path chalatei anando’ in the programme. The script has been penned by Angshuman Bhattacharya, supported by Romil and Sudipta Chanda. ‘Two Poets – Dui Kobi’ will be held on May 18 at a tea lounge in South Kolkata. A man for all seasons, Tagore’s birthday is celebrated with aplomb and a plethora of cultural ensembles in the month of May. So where and how did Tagore spend his birthdays?That is answered by ‘Jonmodine Rabindranath’ – an initiative by interdisciplinary artist Sujoy Prasad Chatterjee comprising narratives by popular film actor Sohini Sarkar, medical professional Sharmistha Ray and Sujoy himself. “Sarala Devi first started celebrating Tagore’s birthday when the poet was 27 years old. She gifted him a dhoti and a chador(shawl). This was after Satyandranath Tagore returned from abroad. There is another anecdote that Lady Ranu Mukerji (then Adhikari) gifted him a handkerchief on his 59th birthday. Another slightly tragic story would be of his elder brother Satyendranath Tagore and Rabindranath parting ways in terms of their estate on one of his birthdays. The Padma and Silaidaha were no longer part of his territory,” Chatterjee told Millennium Post.Interestingly, this show encompasses anecdotes, stories and incidents associated with the celebration of his birthdays till the very end (80 years). The chronology is maintained and the changing social and political dynamics of the country also gets reflected in the script which documents all of this through songs and stories. The songs will be presented by Srovonti Basu Bandopadhyay. The show is being organised by Highland Park Housing Society and opens on May 13 at Highland Park Club. Following the show, there would be a concert by acclaimed Rabindrasangeet vocalist Jayati Chakraborty.last_img read more

Mala Roy files nomination says confident of victory

first_imgKolkata: Trinamool Congress candidate from South Kolkata Lok Sabha seat Mala Roy filed her nomination on Monday at the office of the District Election Officer (DEO), South Kolkata, at Survey Building in Alipore.”I am 1000 percent confident of victory. The people of South Kolkata have always elected Trinamool Congress and this year, it will be no exception. Our Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is the candidate for all the 42 Lok Sabha seats and the TMC will win riding on the massive development that she has done in the state,” Roy said after filing her nominations. She reiterated that she is trying to reach every single doorstep in the constituency during her campaign. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataSouth Kolkata will go to polls in the last phase of elections on May 19. Roy was accompanied by state Urban Development minister Firhad Hakim, state Education minister Partha Chatterjee, state Power minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay and state Disaster Management minister Javed Khan. “The people of South Kolkata have full faith in Mamata Banerjee and she has nominated Roy in this seat. So her win is just a matter of time,” Chatterjee said. Subrata Bakshi had swept the Lok Sabha elections in 2014 with a margin of 1,36,339 votes over BJP’s Tathagata Roy. Interestingly, Roy had contested with a Congress ticket in 2014 and had bagged over 1 lakh votes. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateRoy was initially surprised when Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee nominated her in the seat but being a seasoned politician, she soon started her campaign to reach out to the voters. TMC celebrity candidate Nusrat Jahan also filed her nomination on Monday for the Basirhat parliamentary constituency. Basirhat will go for the polls in the seventh phase on May 19. Nusrat Jahan and Mimi Chakraborty (fighting from the Jadavpur constituency) are two new additions to the party’s list of celebrity candidates, which also includes MPs Dev Adhikari, Moon Moon Sen and Shatabdi Roy.last_img read more

Family of braindead man donate his organs to 3 patients

first_imgKolkata: The family of a brain-dead 34-year-old man donated his organs to at least three patients on Tuesday. This is the fourth cadaver donation recorded in Kolkata this year.A green corridor was created to transfer his heart, kidneys and a liver to three hospitals within a few minutes. A green corridor is earmarked for speedy transportation of organs by enforcing traffic restrictions between the origin and destination.The donor, Chinmoy Ghosh from Memari in Burdwan, met with an accident on Wednesday and was admitted to Burdwan Medical College and Hospital, before being shifted to Park Clinic. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”He was declared brain dead today (Tuesday). His family gave their nod for organ donation,” said a senior doctor who was part of a team that convinced the family for organ donation.Ghosh’s heart was taken to Calcutta Medical College and Hospital, one kidney and one liver were given to SSKM Hospital in Kolkata. The second kidney was transferred to Apollo.”The ambulance took 12 minutes to reach Apollo Hospital from Park Clinic, eight minutes to Calcutta Medical College and Hospital and three minutes to SSKM Hospital,” said a police officer. The donor’s heart was transplanted into Surojit Patra (25), one liver into Bidhan Adhikari (54) and one kidney into Roma Kumari Dhanu (19).(With inputs from Indian Express)last_img read more

FirstTime Jobless Claims Drop to 10Week Low

first_img in Data, Government, Secondary Market One week after spiking to a two-month high, first-time claims for unemployment insurance dropped 24,000 to 334,000 for the week ending July 13–the lowest level in 10 weeks, the “”Labor Department””:http://www.ows.doleta.gov/press/2013/071813.asp reported Thursday. [IMAGE]Economists expected the number of claims to drop to 344,000 from the 360,000 originally reported for the week ending July 6. The number of filings for that week was revised down to 358,000.While initial claims fell, the number of persons continuing to collect unemployment insurance for the week ending July 6–reported on a one week lag–spiked to a five-month high, increasing 91,000 to 3,114,000. The number of continuing claims for the week ending June 29 was revised up to 3,023,000 from the originally reported 2,977,000.The report on first-time claims covered the “”reference”” week used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for its monthly Employment Situation report for July, scheduled to be released August 2. From mid-June to mid-July, the number of first-time claims dropped 21,000, and the four-week moving average of claims fell 2,500.The four-week moving average of first-time claims for the week ending July 13 was 346,000, down 5,250 from the previous week. The four-week average of continuing claims–also reported on a one-week lag–increased 148,000 to 3,019,250, the highest level since the end of April. The drop in first-time claims reflected a correction to the sharp jump reported for the week ending July 6, which resulted from the holiday-shortened week and a resumption of the auto industry practice of furloughing workers as auto plants are retooled for the new model years. When the auto industry was slumping, the early summer furloughs had been abandoned, so the practice wasn├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬ót included in seasonal adjustment factors that account for recurring predictable events that affect claims. Even now, the auto industry calendar is less predictable, with new models introduced at various points in the year.The week-over-week jump in continuing claims was the largest since the beginning of November, when continuing claims increased 193,000 in one week. Large weekly increases in the data series are not unusual because of reporting methodologies, but continuing claims have increased in three of the last four weeks, swelling the number of recipients by a net 148,000.The week-over-week decline in first time claims continues the steady–though sometimes bumpy–improvement in the labor markets. First-time claims have dropped a net 33,000 this year, even though claims have increased in 12 of the first 28 weeks of the year. In those 12 weeks, the average increase was 18,000, while in the 16 weeks in which first-time filings dropped, the average decline was just under 16,000.The Labor Department said the total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending June 29 was 4,519,501, a decrease of 1,903 from the previous week. There were 5,753,820 persons claiming benefits in all programs in the comparable week in 2012. Extended Benefits were not available in any state during the week ending June 29. According to the BLS, 11,777,000 persons were officially considered unemployed in June, with 4,328,000 “”long-term”” unemployed–that is, out of work for at least 27 weeks. Of those individuals counted as unemployed,7.26 million were not receiving any form of government unemployment insurance for the week ending June 29, down about 10,000 from the week earlier.The Labor Department said states reported 1,636,731 persons claiming Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits for the week ending June 29, a decrease of 24,152 from the prior week. There were 2,524,363 persons claiming EUC in the comparable week in 2012. EUC benefits this year were directly threatened by the federal budget sequester. States responded to the sequester by reducing the number of weeks for which benefits were paid or cutting the amount paid.According to the Labor Department detail, also reported on a one-week lag, the largest decreases in initial claims for the week ending July 6 were in New Jersey (-4,370), California (-4,265), Texas (-3,133), North Carolina (-2,236), and Washington (-1,253), while the largest increases were in Michigan (+17,700), New York (+15,163), Pennsylvania (+4,831), Kentucky (+4,386), and Ohio (+3,771).Of the 15 states reporting increases of 1,000 or more initial claims for the week ending July 6, nine cited increases in layoffs in the manufacturing sector. _Hear Mark Lieberman Friday on P.O.T.U.S. Radio, Sirius-XM 124, at 6:20 a.m. Eastern._ July 18, 2013 439 Views Unemployment,First-Time Jobless Claims Drop to 10-Week Lowcenter_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Confidence Consumer spending Investors Jobs Labor Department Lenders & Servicers Mark Lieberman Service Providers Unemployment 2013-07-18 Mark Lieberman Sharelast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterAston Martin Lagonda and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts have announced a new four-year, global partnership. The two brands promise a season of unforgettable opportunities, bringing together impressive destinations, exceptional service and the world’s most dynamic and beautiful luxury sports cars.From exclusive guest access to Aston Martin’s most recent cars to bespoke drive-and-stay packages in some of the most sought-after destinations in the Waldorf Astoria portfolio, the collaboration combines the exceptional standards of sophistication and service that are at the heart of both brands. For example, the combination of Waldorf Astoria’s legendary service with Aston Martin Lagonda’s access to the world of iconic motorsport will bring a luxurious new angle to automotive events and activities.Simon Sproule, Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer & President, Aston Martin Partnerships said: “This partnership opens both brands up to new and exciting opportunities. Aston Martin Lagonda and Waldorf Astoria share a passion for creating beautiful experiences for our customers, rooted in the joy of travel and discovery. Together, we can create memorable journeys that combine the best in global hospitality and driving pleasure.”Waldorf Astoria Driving ExperiencesBeginning in 2019, Waldorf Astoria Driving Experience weekends will present hotel guests with a variety of Aston Martin’s latest models to sample along carefully tailored routes. These bookable sessions will be led by Aston Martin’s team of professional drivers, giving Waldorf Astoria guests an expertly curated opportunity to explore the unmatched performance, refined craftsmanship and exhilarating driving sensation delivery by Aston Martin.Enjoy the Automotive Calendar in StyleWaldorf Astoria, the official hotel partner for Aston Martin Racing, is currently enjoying a highly competitive debut season with the new Aston Martin Vantage GTE. Waldorf Astoria will be offering its guests VIP hospitality at some of these fixtures, including the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans in France (15–16 June 2019). Guests will also be able to enjoy unique access to premium automotive events like the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California (18 August 2019), as well as other leading international auto shows.New Aston Martin Art of Living Driving ExperiencesThe Art of Living by Aston Martin program offers one-of-a-kind drive and stay packages, four of which will be hosted in Waldorf Astoria destinations across the globe during 2019. These events will pair the Waldorf Astoria’s exceptional levels of accommodation and service with the unparalleled experience of an Aston Martin drive.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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Dickenson points out as long as the voters can be trusted If the voters couldn’t be trusted he added the problem was beyond fixing And in fact the precise qualification that came up in Wednesday’s debate has been put to the test Though Hillary Clinton has not been found guilty of any crime despite Trump’s assertions people who have been convicted of crimes are allowed to run for presidentand in fact have done so from jail (In parallel with the founders’ concerns about “the electors rather than the elected” those convicted of crimes don’t always have the right to vote even if they can run) The most famous example of a jail-bound candidate probably comes from the 1920 presidential race when Eugene V Debs ran for office from the federal penitentiary in Atlanta where he had been sent for violation of wartime espionage laws for his vocal opposition to World War I Debs was a perennial nominee from the Socialist Party and his imprisonment did not dampen his party’s enthusiasm for their candidate In fact one of his supporters’ slogans was “from prison to White House” A campaign button even bore the phrase “For President. 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