Premier  Responding to needs not taking PNP credit

first_imgMadame premier also pointed out that while there had been a working group for the Financial Services Sector, the PDMs strategy is to name individuals to the body and to get it up and running by end of the month. “We are going to also give them the responsibility to assess the financial  services sector and within this week all of the appointees will be confirmed.”In a move some labeled ‘nit-picking’, ‘over the top’ and others called ‘a new day’ and ‘necessary’; Hon Washington Misick, the former Finance Minister was suspended from debate until further notice for using ‘offensive language’, which is in breach of parliamentary debate rules.  The ‘language’ had come over charges that the PDM was taking credit for PNP work.#MagneticMediaNews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 15, 2017 – New government hiring and the financial sector is to get immediate attention after decisions taken at the Appropriations Committee level and Premier, Sharlene Robinson says the PDM Administration is simply responding better to country needs, than did the previous PNP Administration.“The contingency fund did have a deduction for enforcing the perimeter, reinforcing the perimeter.  This Mr. Speaker that is a part of our supplementary appropriation is for urgent staff needs.  Mr. Speaker I refuse to believe that the prison has identified in the one month or so that we’ve become the government that they need additional staff.  And thought there hasn’t been that great an increase in the prison population, these request have to have been made before  and must have fallen on deaf ears.”Hon Robinson said she believes there had long been understaffing at Her Majesty’s Prison and the new government has taken action and agreed to the give the Superintendant the funds to hire five people now.“So in this supplementary appropriation it was important for this new administration to give the prison five additional staff and you will see more staff coming in the budget.  So this is not something that the former administration did,  but certainly Mr. Speaker a decision that we have made in the few weeks that we have been in office responding positively to the needs of the prison.”center_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

Going uber with Ebb and Flow

Flowing in with how water works Gaurav and Ritika’s collection aptly called Ebb and Flow was predominantly a sexy mix of bold cuts, granite greys and the fresh aqua. The designers played around with lines, sheers, satin and flowy georgettes to show how tides pattern nature – in ripples, turns and sharp lines. While grey and aqua dominated the collection, silver, dark blues and some pale peaches changed the mood. The collection also had some eye catching detailing with sharp lines breaking the cuts with drastic, eye-catching lines. Little foam bubbles on the shoes and the transparent goggles – thumbs up from us! read more

Stamp of approval

first_imgThe exhibition will include some of the early published stamps from top 50 collectors of the country. Some of the prominent stamps one could see at the show are the embossed 19th century issues of the Scinde Dawk, stamps featuring Queen Victoria – the first to be used across India, stamps of British India and princely states, issued until India’s independence in 1947.Apart from the show, there will be auctions, panel discussion by eminent philatelists, philatelic book signing and meeting of the oldest philatelic society in the world – Royal Philatelic Society of London. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The star attractions for the show are starters pack for kids to understand stamps, interesting postal history, stamp catalogues, and accessories to protect the collection, my’s-stamp (print your pictures on stamps).512 different items will go under the hammer during the auction, spanning the beginnings of Indian postage in early 19thcentury until the 1980s. The auction starts with Indian Handstruck Postage used in the early postal system before the advent of stamps dating as early as 1816.The auction has an impressive collection of original specimens, essays and proofs of the various designs of the stamps that were introduced including some experimental designs.Where: The Crystal, Laxmi Nagar When: 27 – 28 September Timing: 10.30 am – 7 pmlast_img read more

Krishna Setty felicitated by the Russian Academy of Arts

first_imgRussian Academy of Arts bestowed a very prestigious honorary membership of the academy to Krishna Setty, administrator and head of Lalit Kala Akademi. The honour was given on the occasion of the 260th anniversary of The Russian Art Academy, in the presence of its members. So far, 84 persons have got this award worldwide. Personalities like Princess Chantal of France, Ban Ki-moon and Zubin Mehta have been awarded this honour. After recipients like Padma Vibhushan Satish Gujral, one of the pioneers of contemporary Indian art, artist and Fulbright scholar O P Sharma, Setty is the third artist from India to get this rare honour in 260 years of the history of the Academy. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfHonorary members are elected among the outstanding figures of world culture and arts, as well as those, who by their active charitable activity and sponsorship, greatly contributed to the development of the Academy and Russian culture in general. The number of academicians and corresponding members is determined by the academy assembly.Setty shared, “Russia is India’s oldest friend and ally and with its strong cultural heritage, is a very significant centre for world culture. Everybody from Moscow greeted me as if I have won the Noble Prize! I have no words to express this unexpected joy. This is not only my honour, it’s the honour for our country and our culture. Yes, this is the time for celebration.”Setty was invited to give keynote address in ‘The International Forum on Culture’ in Moscow, on September 19. Also, he was asked to address the 260th general assembly of the Academy, on September 21.last_img read more

Mayor seeks cooperation of all agencies to tackle dengue

first_imgKolkata: Mayor Firhad Hakim on Tuesday cautioned the Central and state government agencies that stern action would be taken against them if mosquito larvae are found in their establishments.He sought cooperation of all agencies to combat dengue. Hakim presided over a high-level meeting which was held at the headquarters of Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) on Tuesday afternoon. “I seek everyone’s cooperation because with collective effort, dengue can be controlled,” he told the gathering. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseAtin Ghosh, Deputy Mayor, Khalil Ahmed, municipal commissioner and Tapas Chowdhury, special municipal commissioner along with the senior officials of KMC’s health, building, solid waste management and programme management unit departments attended the meeting. Senior officials of the state Irrigation and Waterways department, Public Works department and Transport department, along with their counterparts in Eastern Railway, Metro Railway and Central Public Works department also attended the meeting. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataIt may be mentioned that a meeting was recently held in Nabanna where Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had instructed that drives should be conducted at Metro construction sites where the water kept for construction purposes might serve as potential mosquito breeding grounds. Hakim said that if mosquito larvae are found at the Central or state government establishments, KMC’s Health department would issue notice under section 496A of KMC Act. Under the section, a fine is imposed which is added to the property tax and the owner, while paying the property tax, has to pay the fine as well. The amount of fine can vary between Rs 1,000 and Rs 1 lakh. The civic authorities have identified 20 wards that are vulnerable to dengue. The councillors of the wards and the chairmen of 16 boroughs were present at the meeting. KMC has prepared a blueprint which is to be followed to carry out drives in these wards. KMC has decided to carry out anti-larvae drive throughout the year. On February 2, one hundred and forty five rallies had been brought out in all the wards. The Central rally was held at KMC headquarters. The first phase of the drive will be carried out From January to June. The second phase will be from July to October, while the follow-up drives will be conducted in November and December. It may be recalled that the KMC has successfully brought down the number of dengue affected people to one-third in 2018. The KMC drives are being led by Deputy Mayor Atin Ghosh.last_img read more

The revival of Korean Pop

first_imgKorean Pop stepped in India way back in 2012, when Psy sensationalised peppy beats and vivacious dance moves through his global hit ‘Gangnam style’. Soon after Psy’s hit, the K-pop wave became dormant, only to come back with a bang in 2016. Thereafter, prominent K-pop groups like EXO and BTS gained popularity in the country, clearly indicating the revival of K-pop. In India, where Bollywood and English music dominate, the rise of K-pop and the emergence of its fan base is an intriguing journey. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfBut what actually caused the sudden acceleration of K-pop? Students at the Korean Cultural Centre said: “K-pop is a complete package. You can witness dancing, singing, and visuals all in a power-packed performance and that’s what gives K-pop the popularity it has.” Many K-pop followers also believe the ‘style’ and ‘personality of the k-pop stars – like the boys of the BTS – is very appealing and people tend to follow them. Also, the lively beats compel them to tap their feet, making it their favourite option to enjoy. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveBut for sure, it has some drawbacks. “One of the drawbacks K-pop has is the language barrier, which sometimes nullifies the feel and the aura of K-pop,” said the K-pop academy’s dance instructor Hyeongju Cho.” Indian students are quite familiar with K-pop style since they’ve watched many videos on internet and TV. They are very accustomed to the dance and try their best to cover it but the language is the only barrier,” he informed.Despite athe odds, the art is becoming popular and is no longer confined to a particular region. More than two lakh Indians are following K-pop and the number is increasing every day. Seeing the popularity, K-pop Contest India 2018 initiated by Korean Cultural Centre, India, buckles down to reach out to other Indian music enthusiasts.K-pop Delhi regional round, which aims to select the Indian representatives for K-pop event in the world was held on June 16. The event was graced by the ambassador of the Republic of Korea to India – H.E. SHIN Bongkil, Director of Korean Cultural Centre India. Among 1216 participant from India, 95 Delhi participants were able to make it to the regional round. Beside Delhi the regional rounds also happening in Mumbai, Chennai, Patna, Bengaluru, Odisha, Hyderabad, Mizoram and Manipur till June 30. The winners will participate in India Grand Finale round at Siri FortAuditorium on July 9 at 06:00 pm. The winners will have the final stage in Korea.India and Korea are linked in two ways, be it the historical blood relation with the ‘Kim’ dynasty or the alike choices and taste for music.Director (Korean Cultural Centre) Kim Kum-pyoung believes such competitions and initiatives are a great step towards strengthening the cultural exchange between the two countries. Also, the competition will implicitly flatter the South Korean President Moon Jae-in during his visit to India next month. But most importantly it is going to be a sheer delight for the K-pop lovers.last_img read more