Three fishermen killed two rescued off Tangalle AUDIO

Three fishermen were killed and two were rescued after their boat was attacked and hijacked off Tangalle, Southern Province Minister of Fisheries D.V. Upul said today.The boat had departed from the Kudawella fisheries harbor on Sunday night and the navy yesterday spotted two fishermen floating in the area where the incident was believed to have taken place and they were rescued and brought to Galle today. CLICK HERE FOR AUDIO OF SOUTHERN PROVINCE MINISTER OF FISHERIES  D.V. UPUL The rescued fishermen had revealed that their boat was attacked and three fishermen were killed and dumped into the sea. The boat was taken away by the attackers. Meanwhile the police said 6 people were on the fishing boat and that 10 people were involved in the attack. The police media unit said that on person had fled with the attackers.Upul said that he will be discussing the latest incident with Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and will call for a system to ensure the safety of the southern fishermen. (Colombo Gazette) Upul said that the fishermen were assaulted and then stabbed with knives. He did not say who were behind the attack but it was believed that local fishermen were involved. read more

Rainbow Bridge shut down

00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09 (updated) The Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls is now open, after an international emergency preparedness exercise wrapped up.Agencies from Canada and the U.S. simulated how to deal with a number of situations that could happen on the bridge. They set off an explosion this morning to simulate a car bomb.Actors were also used to help make the exercise seem as real as possible.Photo: Niagara Falls Bridge Commission

Parties to UN climate change treaty adopt agreement on Kyoto Protocol

The Buenos Aires Plan of Action, as the rulebook is known, was formally adopted late Wednesday evening. The President of the Conference, Jan Pronk, said negotiations would now go forward on the basis of the political integrity of the text.Among other measures, the agreement calls for the establishment of a special climate change fund, and a fund for least developed countries, to help developing States adapt to climate change impacts, obtain clean technologies, and limit the growth in their emissions. In addition, a Kyoto Protocol Adaptation Fund will be established to finance concrete adaptation projects and programmes.The current meeting of the Conference of the Parties is scheduled to wrap up on Friday, with the next session taking place from 29 October to 9 November in Marrakech, Morocco. read more

Abkhazia Georgia Annan sees no progress in ending conflict urges sides to

The conflict in Abkhazia, Georgia, shows no signs of abating, according to a new report by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who urges the two sides to begin negotiations on the future status of the area. “The situation in the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict zone has, unfortunately, not improved,” Mr. Annan writes in his latest report to the Security Council. “In the absence of a substantive negotiation process on the core issue of the conflict – the status of Abkhazia within the State of Georgia – upsurges of tension, including exchanges of gunfire, continued to occur with alarming frequency, while the population suffered from crime, partisan violence and the lack of economic development.” In response, Mr. Annan calls on the Abkhaz side to reconsider its refusal to discuss a paper on “Basic Principles of the Distribution of Competences between Tbilisi and Sukhumi” and its transmittal letter. Those documents, he adds, are “only the starting point for negotiations in which the legitimate interests of the multi-ethnic population of Abkhazia can be addressed.” The Secretary-General also calls on the Georgian side to make more efforts to promote trust on the Abkhaz side. He adds that his Special Representative, Heidi Tagliavini, will continue her efforts, with the support of interested countries, to encourage advancement in the political process, but stresses that “the basic responsibility lies with the parties.” Reporting on the activities of the UN Observer Mission in Georgia (UNOMIG), the Secretary-General says it will continue working to defuse tensions emanating from the Kodori Valley, which has been a source of friction for more than a year. The Mission will also continue its efforts to bring the sides together to address the underlying problems. “However,” he cautions, “again it is up to the parties, who exercise control in this area, to do their part to prevent destabilization and create the security conditions in which UNOMIG can function.” The report deplores the lack of progress on the plight of refugees because of the lack of safe, secure and dignified conditions for their return required under international law and an agreement signed by the parties in Moscow in 1994. Looking back on the shooting down of a United Nations helicopter in October 2001, Mr. Annan calls for “every effort” to be made to bring the perpetrators to trial, as well as those responsible for taking UNOMIG personnel hostage in several incidents between 1998 and 2000. Comprised of 108 troops from nearly two dozen countries, UNOMIG’s tasks include monitoring both sides of the cease-fire, patrolling the Kodori Valley, and observing the operation of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) peacekeeping force within the framework of the implementation of the Moscow Agreement. read more

Mens Basketball Ohio State takes fourgame losing streak into game against Purdue

Ohio State sophomore forward Kyle Young looks for a pass during the men’s basketball game between the Buckeyes and Spartans on Jan. 5. Ohio State lost 86-77. Credit: Nick Hudak | For The LanternOhio State is in the midst of the longest losing streak in the Chris Holtmann era, but the Buckeyes have a longer-lasting record on the line against Purdue.Though Ohio State had never lost more than two games in a row since Holtmann took over as head coach, it has not lost more than four games in a row since the 1997-98 season. The Buckeyes lost 17 straight games that season after starting the year 7-3, finishing with an 8-22 record.In the 21 seasons since the losing streak, the Buckeyes have lost four games in a row six separate times, but have never pushed it to five games.To avoid the longest losing streak in more than two decades, Ohio State must defeat the Boilermakers, and do so without sophomore forward Kyle Young, who Holtmann said would miss “several weeks” with a stress fracture in his right leg.“Kyle has performed really well as a sophomore, and come into his own a little bit, in a lot of ways, and really made a step forward as a player,” Holtmann said. “He’s been an instrumental part of this team in every way.”Projected StartersOhio State (12-5, 2-4 Big Ten)G — C.J. Jackson — Senior, 13.1 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 3.8 apgG — Keyshawn Woods — Redshirt senior, 7.3 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 3.0 apgG — Luther Muhammad — Freshman, 9.1 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 2.1 apgF — Andre Wesson — Junior, 7.6 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1.8 apgF — Kaleb Wesson — Sophomore, 15.9 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 1.6 apgPurdue (12-6, 5-2 Big Ten)G — Carsen Edwards — Junior, 24.6 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 3.4 apgG — Ryan Cline — Senior, 12.3 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 3.3 apgG — Nojel Eastern — Sophomore, 6.4 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 2.1 apgF — Grady Eifert — Senior, 4.9 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 1.3 apgC — Matt Haarms — Sophomore, 7.7 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 1.3 apgPurdue comes in winners of its past three games, including a 35-point win against Rutgers six days after the Scarlet Knights picked up their first in-conference win of the season against Ohio State.Even though the Boilermakers come into the game unranked, KenPom.com has them as the No. 8 team in the NCAA and the third-best team in the Big Ten.Holtmann said Purdue will come in as hot as Maryland did in Ohio State’s previous game, and it is something for which he knows his team must prepare.“They’re playing as well as any team in our league right now,” Holtmann said. “I think they have a great understanding of what they’re trying to do on every possession, they’re extremely well connected as a group, they’ve obviously got very gifted players.”Junior guard Carsen Edwards leads the Boilermakers with 24.6 points per game, No. 4 in the NCAA, while hitting 37.9 percent of his shots from deep and 85.7 percent of his free throws.Holtmann is preparing for Edwards, along with senior guard Ryan Cline, a duo he said is among the best in the nation.“All of us know the effectiveness of Carsen Edwards and how dynamic he is,” Holtmann said. “I think he and Ryan Cline are two of the best shooters in the country, I really do. They are fantastic together.”The Boilermakers shoot the 30th-most 3-pointers per game and hit on 37.1 percent of them, No. 59 in the NCAA.Purdue also dominates in the turnover battle, with a plus-3.4 turnover margin per game, No. 33 in the country.Where Purdue struggles is away from home, something Ohio State will have the opportunity to take advantage of on Wednesday.While the Boilermakers are 9-0 at home, they have won just one of five games on the road. Ohio State is 9-3 at home this season.Junior forward Andre Wesson sees the upcoming matchup as a chance to shift momentum in the conference.“They’ve been playing well as of late,” Wesson said. “Obviously we haven’t, but this is a game that we need, especially if we want to continue to get better and continue to rise this year, so it’s a game that we need, and we’re gonna be ready.”Ohio State takes on Purdue in the Schottenstein Center at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. read more

50 highly influential industry leaders on the 2016 Mining Indaba speaker lineup

first_imgMining Indaba (www.MiningIndaba.com) has assembled an outstanding array of global and regional industry leaders and experts for the 2016 Investing in African Mining Indaba , 8-11 February, Cape Town, South Africa. The speaker line-up is set to reflect investment opportunities currently available as well as those beyond the current mining cycle. The four-day conference program will provide extensive insight on how investors, governments, and corporates can come together to take a close look at how they can improve operational efficiencies, evaluate how to best mitigate risks associated with investing in the sector, and to identify the critical partnerships for ensuring the development and future sustainability of mining in the years to come.Key industry leaders and C-level executives confirmed to speak:Oliver Andrews, Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer, Africa Finance CorpTendai Biti, Former Finance Minister, Government of ZimbabweHarry G. Broadman, Director, Council on Global Enterprise and Emerging Markets and Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute, Johns Hopkins UniversityMark Cutifani, Chief Executive Officer, Anglo AmericanAlan Davies, Chief Executive, Rio TintoMakhtar Diop, Vice President, Africa, World Bank GroupRobert Friedland, Executive Chairman and Founder, Ivanhoe MinesDr Anil K. Gupta, Michael Dingman Chair in Global Strategy & Entrepreneurship, Smith School of Business, The University of MarylandEvy Hambro, Chief Investment Officer, Natural Resources Equity Team, BlackRockHakainde Hichilema, Businessman and President, United Party for National DevelopmentRory Kutisker-Jacobson, Analyst, Allan GrayAnthony Milewski, Vice President, Investment Team, Pala InvestmentsRick Menell, Chairman, Credit Suisse Securities JohannesburgRomain Py, Head of Transactions, African Infrastructure Investment ManagersHanre Rossouw, Portfolio Manager/Sector Head: Resources, Investec Asset ManagementDr Axel Schimmelpfennig, Senior Resident Representative in South Africa, IMFMike Stirzaker, Partner, Pacific Road CapitalSrinivasan Venkatakrishnan, Chief Executive Officer, AngloGold AshantiThe organisers continue to add experts and global leaders to the program.“Setting the benchmark as the world-class mining investment event and presiding as the convener of global and influential deal-makers to provide the platform that channels billions of dollars in capitalising the African mining value chain remains our core focus and we intend to deliver on this promise for the 2016 annual conference,” says Jonathan Moore, Managing Director of the Mining Indaba.  The four-day program will include international speakers of the highest calibre providing visionary keynotes, insightful panel discussions, new and personalised networking elements, and unparalleled deal-making across Africa’s mining industry.Investing in African Mining Indaba™ (www.MiningIndaba.com), is an annual professional conference dedicated to the capitalisation and development of mining interests in Africa. It is currently Africa’s largest mining event. For two decades, the annual Mining Indaba has served as the pathway for foreign investments into Africa’s mining value chain – opportunities ranging from small diamond deposits to mega coal projects. The Mining Indaba™ is an official trademark and part of the legal entity, Euromoney Trading Ltd.last_img read more

WORLD BEST COACH 2014 in Womens Handball – Dragan Adžić

← Previous Story Over 10.000 votes for the best coaches in Women’s Handball Next Story → Germany prepares for last tests before Qatar 2015! Dragan Adžić is the WORLD BESTCOACH 2014 in Women’s Handball! Strong performance of the Montenegrian NT squad, who once again among the TOP handball nations (fourth place at Women’s EHF EURO 2014) and EHF CL final of ZRK Budućnost at EHF F4 in Budapest last May, were the crucial things for the joint decision of handball journalists from 17 countries and the fans worldwide.A 45-years-old Montenegrian was previously voted for the HANDBALL PERSON 2012.RESULTSVOTING PROCESSPrevious winners:2011 – Thorir Hergeirsson2012 – Karl Erik Bohn2013 – Ambros MartinHandball-Planet team want to thank all media, teams, TOP players, coaches and handball fans worldwide for making our project so big this year! read more

Emmanuel Eboue handed career lifeline with LA Galaxy

first_imgLA Galaxy are reportedly prepared to offer Emmanuel Eboue a way back into football after two years since he last played a gameThe former Arsenal full-back was handed a 12-month ban by FIFA in 2016, which ruined his chances of joining Sunderland.Then a medical issue prevented him from signing for Cypriot side Turk Ocagi Limasol.It’s been a troubled two years for Eboue, which has also seen him recently arrested on suspicion of arson whilst opening up over his struggles with depression.But the Daily Mirror reports that the 35-year-old has the opportunity to resurrect his football career Stateside with Galaxy.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.The MLS side feels that Eboue’s experience will serve them well.Brazilian outfit Cruzeiro is also understood to be interested in Eboue.The former Ivory Coast international made 214 appearances for Arsenal in seven years before leaving in 2011.Eboue then spent four years at Turkish side Galatasaray, where he made 102 appearances and won the Super Lig three times.last_img read more

Will Greece bend under EU pressure

first_imgWill Greece bend under EU pressure?92 viewsWill Greece bend under EU pressure?92 views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00Will Greece bend under EU pressure?92 viewsBusinessThe ball is back in your court. That was the message to Greece after Athens rejected a six-month extension of its bailout package. Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem. (SOUNDBITE) (English)Ventuno Web Player 4.50The ball is back in your court. That was the message to Greece after Athens rejected a six-month extension of its bailout package. Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem. (SOUNDBITE) (English)last_img

You can now check your own fertility with a semen analysing smartphone

first_img Close You can now check your own fertility with a semen analysing smartphone app IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/1:24Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:22?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img Scientists have developed a low-cost and easy-to-use smartphone attachment that can quickly and accurately evaluate semen samples for at-home fertility testing, providing a potentially helpful resource for the more than 45 million couples worldwide who are affected by infertility. It is estimated that male infertility plays a role in roughly 40% of those cases, underscoring a need for more routine and reliable semen analysis testing.last_img read more

Roberts Crenshaw Battle For Conservative Mantle In TX2 GOP Runoff

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Kevin Roberts campaign, Phil Kunetka, Dan Crenshaw campaignWhen Houston Congressman Ted Poe announced his retirement last November, it set off a blaze of activity among Republican hopefuls. Nine candidates jumped into the GOP primary to succeed Poe. State Representative Kevin Roberts and Lieutenant Commander Dan Crenshaw (USN, ret.) emerged as the top two vote-getters. The runoff between the top two men is coming May 22.We sat down with both men to ask each why Republicans in Texas’ 2nd Congressional District should vote for him.Roberts has racked up a solidly conservative voting record during his single term representing Texas House District 126 in Northwest Houston. “I voted [for] and cosponsored the ‘Sanctuary Cities’ bill to protect our families, pro-life bills to ban partial birth abortion to protect the unborn, as well as passing a conservative budget, balanced budget at that, without raising taxes,” Roberts says.Crenshaw served five tours of duty as a Navy SEAL before a combat injury forced him to retire. He then earned a master’s in public policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.“I’ve been in the national security realm for a very long time,” Crenshaw says. “I’ve worked on the U.S. Capitol with [Dallas-area Congressman] Pete Sessions, and I’ve really had the inside look at how things work up there. I know far more about federal policy than my opponent does.”Both Roberts and Crenshaw said their top priorities in office would be flood control and border security. On flooding, both men say they would push federal agencies to act faster to advance projects like a third reservoir. Roberts points to his post-Harvey work in the Legislature.“I was appointed soon after Harvey to serve on the disaster recovery and reform committee and have been involved in hours and hours of testimony before us, meeting with local officials, with state officials, and working with the Trump Administration to make sure that we are advancing flood control in the future,” Roberts says.Crenshaw argues that voting and experience are not the same thing, particularly when it comes to border security. He says he’s glad Texas passed the sanctuary cities law, but “if a proposal is put my way, I don’t need lots of research to figure out if it’s viable or not, all right, because I’ve been on the ground before. I’ve patrolled dark, scary places just like our border agents have. And I speak the same language as our law enforcement officials and as our National Guards officials and as our border agents. So that’s actual experience that you can apply to a situation.”Each candidate says he’s the only who one wants to lower taxes. Roberts claims Crenshaw wants to hike payroll taxes. “My opponent has a plan to put in place a tax on every paycheck for every worker, and I just think that’s wrong and terrible policy for Republicans to be suggesting,” Roberts says.Crenshaw says he opposes raising payroll taxes. He is concerned about the mounting costs of Social Security and Medicare that such taxes pay for, but his solution is to let workers contribute more to personal retirement accounts. And he says Roberts’ voting record on taxes is nothing to boast about. “He also voted against his own party in many other situations, such as property tax reform. He voted for higher property taxes. He voted against Senator Bettencourt’s bill,” Crenshaw says.That’s not entirely accurate. We checked the record and found Roberts voted for the House version of Senator Paul Bettencourt’s bill to restrict property tax growth. But that was after the bill was amended several times. The Senate didn’t agree to the changes, and the bill died at the end of the special session.Whoever wins the runoff will face Democrat Todd Litton in the general election. Texas’ 2nd District has voted Republican for more than a decade. But with analysts increasingly predicting a Democratic wave this fall, the GOP nominee can’t afford to take anything for granted. X Listen 00:00 /03:59 Sharelast_img read more

1 Killed 1 Injured In Accident On Porter Water Tower

first_imgAuthorities said a person working on a water tower in Porter was killed and another injured when a metal panel shifted and fell.The Porter Fire Department said one person was killed in the Friday morning accident during construction. Another worker was taken to the hospital with arm and chest injuries. Two other workers who were unhurt were rescued.Video from overhead shows a large panel of metal inside of the empty water tower.Fire officials believe the piece of metal was being lifted and put into place at the time of the accident.Porter is located about 30 miles northeast of Houston.@mctxsheriff and Fire/EMS are on the scene of an industrial accident in Porter TX. Constructions crews assembling a water well when piece of side wall broke free and landed on the crew inside the well. 2 employees not injured, 1 seriously injured and 1 male is deceased. pic.twitter.com/EVHuw8VgiP— MCTXSheriff (@MCTXSheriff) July 6, 2018 Sharelast_img read more

Hydrogen fuel cell for phone charging set for 2013

first_img(Phys.org)—A three-way collaboration between Japan-based Rohm, Aquafairy, and Kyoto University has resulted in the development of a smartphone-charging fuel cell—a compact, high output, portable hydrogen powered fuel cell that can generate electricity by producing hydrogen. This is achieved through a chemical reaction between calcium hydride sheets and water. The fuel cell can generate five watt hours of electricity, to charge an average smartphone within two hours. The fuel cell will be promoted for a variety of uses, from charging a smartphone to serving as a 200-watt portable generator delivering backup power. Citation: Hydrogen fuel cell for phone charging set for 2013 (2012, September 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-09-hydrogen-fuel-cell.html Rohm said the new hydrogen fuel cells use a solid that creates hydrogen by adding water, generating power through “hydro-synthesis.” No harmful byproducts such as carbon dioxide or VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) are involved. The fuel cells can be disposed of as general waste.If the sheets are laminated and sealed, they last for twenty years, claimed a spokesman. Lithium ion batteries lose their charging ability in four to five years. Aquafairy had been developing a small fuel cell some years ago when they then started to exchange information with Rohm. Also, Rohm and Aquafairy have launched a joint project for a compact, lightweight 400-watt fuel cell system with Kinkei System. Hydrogen fuel cell. Credit: Rohm More information: www.rohm.com/web/global/news-d … defaultGroupId=false Explore further Hydrogen Generating Sheet. Credit: Rohmcenter_img © 2012 Phys.org Putting the fuel in fuel cells In describing the special nature of fuel cells, Aquafairy has said that a fuel cell doesn’t store electricity, but generates it like a power-generating plant. It can continue to supply electric power as long as hydrogen and oxygen fuel are supplied.”Fuel cells can be made smaller, lighter, and more efficient than conventional storage and rechargeable cells, and thus are expected to drive expansion into new markets and applications, said a Rohm release.Rohm, Aquafairy, and Kyoto University will continue to work on their development. They plan to evaluate the reliability of the fuel cell, make improvements and commercialize it in 2013.The fuel cell will be shown at CEATEC in Japan early next month and at Electronica in Munich, Germany, in November. Credit: Diginfonews The fuel cell announced this month is promoted as advanced in its use of calcium hydride in place of magnesium hydride. Calcium hydride has high reactivity with water at a wide range of temperatures. Stable reactions are possible just by taking measures to suppress reactions. A resin is added to calcium hydride. ROHM and Aquafairy succeeded in solidifying calcium hydride in a sheet configuration, generating approximately 4.5 litres of hydrogen from a sheet less than 3cc in volume (measuring 38 x 38 x 2mm), providing a power output of 5Whr, said Rohm.All in all, collaborative efforts of Rohm, Aquafairy and Kyoto University have resulted in plans for (1) the cover type and card case type of fuel cell, which have a generation capacity of 5Wh for smartphones, (2) a portable power generator with an output power of 200Wh and (3) a 400Wh fuel cell for seismometers, developed in collaboration with Kinkei System. 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

NDWBF 2016 A treat for children

first_imgChildren are like wet clay, who can be modeled the way they want to be and what better than books can be for this purpose which are the primary source of knowledge.A large number of book lovers are visiting the New Delhi World Book Fair 2016 which being held at Pragati Maidan. Thursday, being a working day did not deter the book enthusiasts to visit the Fair, who very keenly shopped and looked around for their favourite books at the stalls of regional language books, spiritual books, self help books, textbooks, fiction and non-fiction books. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The main attraction at the fair is Hall No. 14, which has drawn a huge crowd consisting of children, parents, teachers. It comprises of the stalls from various children’s books publishers from across the country and the other interesting feature is the children’s Pavilion. Put up by the National Book Trust, India, it attracts a number of book lovers. Several activities for and by children are being organised at the pavilion by the Trust in collaboration with various schools, NGOs and other organisations working in the field. The children get an opportunity to meet their favourite authors, illustrators, have reading and storytelling sessions with them, participate in the workshops on creative writing, illustrations etc. For the children’s writers, teachers, librarians, panel discussions, seminars are also being organised. The Children’s Film Society is screening the popular films for children at the pavilion every day like Anmol Tasveer, Aasman Se Gira, Ek Ajooba Hai.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe other special features of the Pavilion include the illustrator’s corner put up the Riyaz Academy to encourage young artists, a corner for children as well as teachers by IL&FS informing about the learning aids, a corner by Care India making people aware about the need to educate children especially girls; Reading Corner where the book lovers can read books and know about the National Centre for Children’s Literature Library which has a collection of books on children’s literature in Indian as well as in foreign languages. The galore of events organised at the children’s Pavilion on Thursday included a workshop on animation by Gioia Smid, Director, Fiep Amsterdam, Netherlands; a skit by children based on ‘Mangu Mali aur Ambia’ by noted children’s author Subhadra Sengupta and published by Pratham Books; a programme on girls’ literacy and reading habit titled ‘Beti Padhe Desh Badhe’; a panel discussion on literacy through literature and a discussion on connecting children to community libraries, among others.A panel discussion on the topic ‘Indian Epics as Reflected in Indian Regional Language and Literature’ was organised at the Theme Pavilion. The speakers, Sanjiv Kumar, Thanuja Bhattathiri and Dr Avanijesh Avasthi, discussed about the Indian epics like Mahabharata and Ramayana which have been interpreted by the authors in regional languages. A talk on the book Global Game Change, authored by John Nasbitt and Doris Nasbitt at China Pavilion was also held. The speakers, including the authors and Rudra Narayan Sharma of Sage Publications, discussed about the book and significant issues like economic and political conditions in China and India, role being played by the entrepreneurs in fulfilling social responsibilities and changing trends in the publishing industry.A number of books were released at the Fair including Bal Krishan Garg Ke Bal Geet, authored by Bal Krishan Garg, Miraculous Power of the Subconscious Mind authored by N K Sharma among others. The panel discussions on Hindi literature and Premchand – noted Hindi author and Poets’ Meet were some of the literary events that engaged the visitors.last_img read more

Passengers Vote MSC Yacht Club Suites Number One

first_imgSource = MSC Cruises MSC Cruises’ prestigious onboard sanctuary, MSC Yacht Club, has been voted number one by those who count – the passengers.In the first-ever Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards, the exclusive club with the well-appointed suites and 24-hour butler service, won praise in the “best cabins” listing with a near perfect score of 4.9 out of 5.The private club is a cornerstone of success for MSC Splendida and MSC Fantasia, each of their clubs boasting 71 luxury suites – all on the foredecks.“We are deeply honoured by this remarkable recognition that comes directly from our guests,” said Pierfrancesco Vago, Chief Executive Officer of MSC Cruises. “It is a genuine testament to our MSC Yacht Club concept which makes it possible to combine a club-lounge cruise experience with all of the facilities of a large cruise ship. It is truly the best of both worlds when travelling as a couple or a family.”His views were mirrored by Lynne Clarke, managing director of MSC Cruises (Australia and New Zealand) who said such an award was also achieved through the dedication of the crew as much as the privacy, luxury and design elements of the club. To be acknowledged in such a way by the passengers says a great deal about the overall quality of our product,” she said.MSC Yacht Club suites are “comfortable islands” in which a guest can relax in privacy and feel at home while taking in the views both at sea and in the vibrant ports.“A luxury home indeed, planned and studied with accuracy and great attention to detail and material selection, with pieces of art created on purpose to ornate the walls.”MSC Yacht Club boasts spacious suites which range in category from Deluxe, Executive and Family to Royal Suites. All accommodation was carefully designed with amenities for guests of all ages, including a complimentary mini-bar with soft drinks and alcoholic beverages, a Nintendo Wii console, marble spa bathrooms, Egyptian cotton bed linen, and a Dorelan pillow menu and much more. MSC Yacht Club pampers travellers with a 24-hour butler service to assist guests in every moment of their cruise, with packing and unpacking, priority embarkation and disembarkation, dinner reservations, shopping at a selection of stores on the ship, and more. The 24-hour concierge is also readily available for MSC Yacht Club guests for excursion coordination and ground transfers.Enjoying the luxury of sailing on a unique private club that pampers its members in every way, MSC Yacht Club guests not only enjoy superior suites, they also get their own The One Pool and solarium complex, a Top Sail panoramic private lounge serving gourmet snacks all day, and a dedicated restaurant, where they can taste gourmet cuisine with a menu catering for a personalised dining experience.Guests can enjoy this award-winning experience in 2012 with MSC Yacht Club suites priced from $2499 per person, twin share for a seven-night Mediterranean cruise, conditions apply.last_img read more

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