first_imgIndianapolis – In accordance with a presidential proclamation issued this evening, Vice President-elect Governor Mike Pence is directing flags at state facilities statewide be lowered to half-staff at sunrise on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 in honor of the 75thanniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Flags should return to full-staff at sunset on December 7.Vice President-elect Governor Pence also asks businesses and residents to lower their flags to half-staff in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

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first_imgIndiana Governor Eric Holcomb to Attend Toyota’s AnnouncementIndiana Governor Eric Holcomb will be on hand for Toyota’s announcement event Tuesday at the Gibson County plant’s visitors Center. The announcement is scheduled to start shortly after 11:00 a.m. central time. Officials promise a new…FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

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first_img25 March 2014South African-born and trained engineer, researcher and policy maker John Briscoe was named on Monday as the winner of the prestigious Stockholm Water Prize for 2014.Briscoe, a dual South African and Irish citizen currently living and working in the United States, was named the prize winner “for his unparalleled contributions to global and local water management, inspired by an unwavering commitment to improving the lives of people on the ground,” the Stockholm International Water Institute said in a statement.Briscoe has worked in dozens of countries around the world, and was responsible for formulating the World Bank’s 2003 Water Strategy, which “has had implications far beyond the water sector, helping to ensure that developing and emerging countries get a stronger voice in global governance”, the institute said.Affected by upbringing in semi-arid areasIn a recorded interview with the institute, Briscoe, who is 66 years old, said he had been affected by his upbringing in semi-arid areas of South Africa, where there had been “an acute sense always of ‘turn off tap, don’t waste water, water’s expensive, water’s difficult to bring, don’t think it will always be there’.”He had also, while growing up in South Africa during apartheid, been inspired by the example of his mother, who for a time had run an orphanage and day-care centre in Soweto outside Johannesburg.“So what was also deeply inculcated in me as a child was a sense of tremendous inequality, of what development really has to do. And that sense of a … quest for the rights of people, and for the right of people to develop, is something that I think you will find in almost all South Africans who were brought up at that particular time.”In South Africa, he added, as in most places in the world, mineral resources and water tended to be found far apart. “And so as a young engineer in South Africa I worked on projects which meant moving water from the places where we had it to places where the economy was naturally developing.”Briscoe did his undergraduate studies in civil engineering at the University of Cape Town and his PhD in environmental engineering at Harvard University in the US, where he currently teaches.Experience in Bangladesh, MozambiqueIn the mid-1970s he lived in a small village in the interior of Bangladesh, where he learned first-hand how infrastructure for protection from floods and droughts could transform the lives of people. “I contributed something, but I learned a tremendous amount,” he said.And in the 1990s he worked as an engineer in the government of newly independent Mozambique, where he learned that effective policy making meant solving basic problems of building and running infrastructure.The perennial problem of water management, he told the institute, was that of variability, of managing extremes of floods and droughts. Solving this problem required both good infrastructure and effective institutions.The developing world, he said, still faced the challenge of building “what colleagues of mine have called the ‘water platform for growth’ … the infrastructure and institutions so that you can get reliable hydro-power, so that you can get reliable water for agriculture, so that you can get reliable water for cities.”Briscoe brought his experience of high-level policy with him to Brazil as World Bank country director in 2005. According to the institute, Brazil was one of the biggest of the World Bank’s borrowers, and Briscoe “was praised for bridging the divide between sound environmental management and economic development objectives in the Amazon and other parts of this rapidly developing nation.“Professor Briscoe has become known for his passionate commitment to sustainable economic development, his disrespect for constructed boundaries between sectors and people, and for his insistence that the voice of people who are affected – from the poorest of farmers, to the private sector, to political leaders – be heard.”Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf, as patron of the Stockholm Water Prize, will present the prize to Briscoe at a ceremony to be held during World Water Week in Stockholm on 4 September.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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first_imgSummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2018-03-22 13:45:04Reviewed Item Black Fashion Turban Funky Headwrap, Ideal For Hair Loss, Chemo Or Fashion UseRating 4.0 / 5  stars, based on  17  reviews Good quality fantastic service arive erly top rait sella with top raight service n good products n i wood recomend. Good quality fantastic service arive erly top rait sella with top raight service n good products n i wood recomend. Not very fashionable but does the job. Very useful item with a number of possible uses Fits perfectly and very useful especially in this weather, arrived quickly true to description. Have to many hats now or would purchase in different colours. Very useful item with a number of possible uses. Very useful item with a number of possible uses. Handy when applying make-up or when preparing food. Very comfortable to wear and neither too tight nor too large. Features of Black Fashion Turban Funky Headwrap, Ideal For Hair Loss, Chemo Or Fashion UseStretchy To Fit All Head SizesDispatched And Sold In UKLoads Of Colours To Choose From (see other listings)Comfortable FitMade from 100% Polyester Easy to slip on if door bell goes or i need to pop out into the garden. Fits perfectly and very useful especially in this weather, arrived quickly true to description. Have to many hats now or would purchase in different colours. Not very fashionable but does the job. Great bargain and my girlfriend was very happy with the product. Good quality and would recommend this product. Great bargain and my girlfriend was very happy with the product. Good quality and would recommend this product. Easy to slip on if door bell goes or i need to pop out into the garden. Very useful item with a number of possible uses. Very useful item with a number of possible uses. Handy when applying make-up or when preparing food. Very comfortable to wear and neither too tight nor too large. center_img Posted on March 22, 2018Author Nathalie DuboisCategories Hair Care ProductsTags Beautifeyelast_img read more

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first_imgIn order to achieve that overarching vision, Google will be focused on three mobile fronts in 2011, the first being the development of high-speed mobile networks. Specifically, Schmidt referred to LTE, a technology that mobile operators have begun to call “4G,” although, technically it does not meet that standard’s requirements in terms of speed. Instead, 4G has been adopted as a marketing term which simply means “faster networks.” Schmidt says that these networks will be 8 to 10 megabits, roughly 10 times faster than what we have today. The new networks will help enable new applications, “mostly entertainment and social,” for modern mobile phones.The wording of the article almost makes it sound like Google itself would be developing the LTE networks themselves, which is odd. That’s not to say that Google isn’t interested in LTE’s progress for its own ends – for example, Google and Apple are in a bidding war for 4G patents that are being auctioned off by Nortel Networks in the wake of its January 2009 bankruptcy. It is more likely that this is the sort of “development” Google is referring to, not building out network infrastructure. If Google is able to secure these patents, it can incorporate the technology they cover into its mobile operating system Android to offer more powerful applications for things like gaming, communications and social networking. The company that ends up on the losing side of this patent battle will have to pay royalties if it wants to do the same.Mobile Money The second front that Schmidt referred to is mobile money. “Phones, as we know, are used as banks in many poorer parts of the world–and modern technology means that their use as financial tools can go much further than that,” he wrote.That was the extent of his comment, but it effectively confirmed that not only is Google working on a mobile payments service, but that service is a major area of focus for this year.We’ve been following Google’s plans in this area, having noted a Google job posting for an NFC (near field communications) expert in January, which appears to be related to the Google mobile payments service. Plus, we connected the dots involving Google’s many initiatives that could be tied together to create this mobile payments platform.Most recently, the addition of NFC, a short-range, high-frequency technology for data exchange between devices was added to Google’s Android mobile operating system. This technology already lets you scan Google Places window decals for businesses testing Google’s Hotpot program, a Yelp-like local recommendations service. But these are just cogs in a much larger machine. By launch, Google will be able to track the stickers for local places you scanned, your ratings and reviews on Hotpot, and then your actual transactions performed on your Android phone at checkout. It will probably deliver related coupons and discounts too, as Google’s attempted (but failed) acquisition of local couponing service Groupon seems to imply.Increase Availability of Inexpensive Smartphones Google’s third major initiative for 2011 is to increase the availability of affordable smartphones worldwide. With Android, this trend is alreadywellunderway. There are several Android-based smartphones now available for under $100. And with the launch of Broadcom’s mass-market 3G chipset (BCM2157), phones made with those components can retail for less than $100, even as low as $75.  Plus, chip maker MIPS also just launched Android smartphones with MIPS chips at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, in order to reach the low-end market. The MIPS phones could retail for under $100, even without a contract.?”We envision literally a billion people getting inexpensive, browser-based touchscreen phones over the next few years,” wrote Schmidt. “Can you imagine how this will change their awareness of local and global information and their notion of education? And that will be just the start.” Tags:#Google#mobile#NYT#web sarah perez Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts In the latest Harvard Business Review, guest contributor Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, writes about the company’s plans for the coming year, saying “as I think about Google’s strategic initiatives in 2011, I realize they’re all about mobile.” It’s notable that Schmidt didn’t say “mostly,” or “many,” of its initiatives are about mobile – he said “all” of them are.There are three main fronts where Google’s strategic vision will come into play in 2011, explained Schmidt, one of which is “mobile money.” Yes, the CEO just confirmed Google’s plans for a mobile payments service. And apparently, we’ll see it this year.In the article, Schmidt explains that we’ve reached a point where, thanks to geolocation and the power of the phone’s Web browser platform, it’s possible to deliver personalized information to users about “where you are, what you could do there right now, and so forth, and to deliver such a service at scale.”LTE Developmentlast_img read more

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first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Navig8 Chemical Tankers Lower charter rates pushed Navig8 Chemical Tankers deeper into loss in the first quarter of this year.For the three months ended March 31, 2018, the company reported net loss of USD USD 4.2 million, compared to a net loss of USD 1.2 million seen in the corresponding period a year earlier.As explained, the increase in net loss is mainly due to lower gross average daily time charter equivalent (TCE) rates achieved by the A-Class Vessels, partially offset by a rise in total operating days and increases in vessel operating expenses, depreciation and interest income.Revenue for Q1 2018 was USD 41 million, against revenue of USD 37.9 million for the same quarter of 2017.The company had 32 vessels operating during the three months ended March 31, 2018, all but one of which operate in pools from which they derive TCE revenue.“Earnings have continued to move higher, particularly towards the end of the first quarter, although rates still remain under pressure,” Nicolas Busch, Chief Executive Officer of Navig8 Chemical Tankers, said.“The market improvement has been more pronounced in larger coated and stainless steel chemical tankers, a trend we expect to continue and is supported by the longer term fundamental forecast for the industry,” he concluded.Navig8 Chemical Tankers was established in 2013 as a joint venture between Navig8 Group and funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management. The joint venture currently has a 32-vessel fleet.last_img read more

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first_imgKolkata: The Special Task Force of Kolkata Police nabbed a Fake Indian Currency Note racketeer from Babughat bus stand with huge amount of FICN on Saturday night.Earlier, a few months ago, STF officials had recovered good amount of FICN as well as huge quantity of narcotics elements, which were supposed to be delivered to Bangladesh through borders of Bengal. According to the police, after huge recovery of quantity of narcotics elements in past two months, STF officials had intensified vigil across the city and also actively used their sources to obtain information about possible smuggling of drugs and FICN. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaOn Saturday evening, the police got a tip-off from their source about a FICN racketeer, who was coming to Kolkata. Based on the information, the police started keeping strict vigil at Babughat bus stand along with the source, since evening. Around 10:05 pm, on Saturday, a police source identified a man who had just deboarded a bus and was walking along the Strand Road. As soon as the suspect was identified, police personnel surrounded him. The suspect identified as Yusuf Shaikh of Baishnabnagar in Malda was detained and his bag was searched. During search STF officials found huge amount of currency of Rs 2,000 denomination. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayShaikh along with the bag containing money were taken to Maidan police station. Later it was confirmed that the notes were FICN. After counting it was found that Shaikh was carrying FICN worth Rs 1.92 lakh. After counting a case was initiated at Maidan police station against Yusuf and he was arrested around 11:30 pm on Saturday. In the past two months, STF had nabbed several FICN racketeers with narcotics elements and came to know that a section of such racketeers are shifting to narcotics smuggling instead of FICN. Police are checking whether Yusuf has links racketeers who are smuggling narcotics elements and FICN.last_img read more

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first_img Barbados Prime Minister speaks to country ahead of Tropical Storm Dorian; said country is preparing for 6-12 feet storm surge Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Multi-millionaire Barbados businessmen arrested in $3m drug bust, yacht suspected in drug trafficking Related Items:barbados, cable and wireless, colombus international, phil bentley Stinky sargassum blamed for marine disaster; dolphins, flying fish and turtles trapped Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 01 Apr 2015 – The telecommunications competition is heating up, not just locally… but regionally as Cable and Wireless today revealed to the Turks and Caicos that it now owns 100% of Columbus International Inc which equates to around 720,000 customers in 42 countries and a fibre optic network linking nearly all of the Americas. This is a massive buy out, and it was approved just days ago and already Columbus International Inc, with its subsidiary, Columbus Networks has closed its operations in headquarter Barbados. The report is grabbing international headlines and CEO of C&W, Phil Bentley, who visited the Turks and Caicos last year explained in a media statement that: “Most of the markets we operate in have approved our integration plans and therefore today we can start to release some of the $1.5bn investment monies we have set aside to provide our customers with an unrivalled telecommunications experience, improving coverage, reliability, products and speeds, and providing a welcome boost to both jobs and the economy in the countries in which we operate.” While Marketwired is reporting that the value of the acquisition is over $3 billion dollars, Cable and Wireless Plc explains it has spent $1.85 billion dollars on the deal. They call it ‘transformational’. Bentley noted that as part of the integration process, the Company “is undertaking a full review of all the brands we currently operate under, including the Flow and LIME….” In a statement, Columbus explains: Similarly, the combination of the two businesses supports CWC’s new strategy and its four primary areas of focus: Drive Mobile Leadership; Accelerate Fixed-Mobile Convergence; Reinforce TV Offer; and Grow Business to Business and Business to Government sectors.last_img read more

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August 31, 2019

Trade and tradition

first_imgInaugurated by Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Union Minister for Women & Child Development, the new opening offers traditional textiles from across the country like – Kutchi weaves, Kashmiri embroidery, Rajasthani madder and indigo block prints, bandhni and leheria. It also offers – Kanchipuram. Korainadu cottons and silks, Andhra telia, silk, tussar and kalamkari, Putupaka cottons, Mangalagiri cotton and silk, Khadi, Odisha Ikat, Bengal and Bihar tussars, matka and featherlite weaves from Fulia, Jamdani, Dhakai, Chanderis, Maheshwaris,hand prints in calligraphy, pashminas and much more.last_img

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