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first_imgN.K.P. Salve: Ambitious plansLess colourful than the vivid telecast of the closing of the Asian Games in New Delhi last fortnight, is the controversy regarding Doordarshan’s future plans to go colour. Rumours that colour television would be abandoned after Asiad aroused sharp protests from (both Indian manufacturers of colour TV,N.K.P. Salve: Ambitious plansLess colourful than the vivid telecast of the closing of the Asian Games in New Delhi last fortnight, is the controversy regarding Doordarshan’s future plans to go colour. Rumours that colour television would be abandoned after Asiad aroused sharp protests from (both Indian manufacturers of colour TV sets and consumers, especially from the select tribe of 70,000 to 100,000 importers of colour sets who took advantage of the Open General Licence (OGL) till the embargo date of December 4. With the protests growing louder daily – the Indian TV Manufacturers’ Association took strong issue with the Government – and individual buyers dismissing the advent of colour TV as “a 15-day wonder”, it took Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting (I&B)( N.K.P. Salve’s reassurance that Doordarshan, in fact, would stick to colour to partially soothe all the concerned parties.Said Salve: “We have the know-how and the infrastructure. Therefore, colour transmission will be continued, but its duration may not be as long as it was during Asiad.”Within a few days, I&B Secretary S.B. Lal sought to answer the question everyone was asking: how much of Doordarshan’s daily telecasting would be in colour? According to Lal, 25 to 30 per cent of telecasting time everyday, for an hour to 90 minutes, would be in colour and the remaining in black and white till the next six months when the percentage would rise to 50-50. To be able to switch completely to colour, Doordarshan would have to spend an additional Rs 25 crore on converting the 10 existing production studios to colour. The figure seems exceptionally high, given the Plan expenditure for Doordarshan, which is approximately Rs 14 crore this year.Selective Broadcasts: Meanwhile colour production would, be provided by the four special outstation broadcast (OB) vans bought for the Asiad and worth Rs 10 crore. Transferred to production centres in Delhi, Calcutta, Jullundur and Bombay, each van can provide programmes for three-and-a-half hours a week. This negligible time would be supplemented by transferring the ever-popular Sunday-night feature films and film-based programmes like Chitrahaar to video cassettes with the aid of equipment borrowed from the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC). But, according to Lal, the 40 to 50 per cent colour transmissions promised within the next six months won’t be possible till four sets of special telecine equipment capable of transferring 35 mm colour film to video cassettes is acquired at a cost of Rs 3.2 crore for the four major centres. In addition, he says, colour-compatible equipment will be installed at the four new studios planned at Ahmedabad, Gauhati, Bangalore and Trivandrum.While I&B Ministry officials reel off the pleasures of watching Bombay movies and movie song-and-dance sequences in colour – in addition to the sports telecast, quiz programme or Krishi Darshan – critics of the scheme think that Indian TV, in colour or not, will end up being what it started out as: a hand-maiden of the commercial film industry. Lal counters this argument by offering highlights such as the current India-Pakistan Test Series, the Ninth International Film Festival, the Republic Day Parade and the non-aligned summit – all in colour.Still, it seems poor recompense for viewers who have spent up to Rs 8,000 for an Indian colour set and an average of Rs 15,000 for importing a foreign one. As one puts it: “Since colour TV in India seems to be so slow on the uptake it’s best to save your pennies and buy a video cassette recorder (VCR).” And the truth is, most of the estimated 70,000 to 100,000 importers of foreign TV sets have exactly that in mind: chucking Doordarshan’s bumbling long-range plans to go colour they are jamming the bylanes of Karol Bagh or Colaba, where brand-new smuggled VCR’s are available for anywhere between Rs 18,000 and Rs 20,000.advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgPatna, June 22 (PTI) Talented junior shuttlers Gayatri Gopichand Pullela, Shankar Mutuswami, Tukumalu and Pranav Rao will be in action here at the All India Sub-Junior National Badminton Ranking Championship commencing here from June 27. Bihar Finance Minister Abdul Bari Siddique, who heads Bihar Badminton Association, said about 750 boys and girls of Under-13 and Under-15 age group from across the country would take part in qualifying round matches between June 27 to 29 at Patliputra Sports Complex Indore hall and Secretariat Sports Badminton Hall respectively. The matches under main draw comprise 16 boys and as many girls will be playing from June 30 to July 3 at Patliputra Sports complex while the doubles segment will have eight pairs, he said. The tournament officials, including referees, will be chosen by the Badminton Association of India (BAI), under supervision of Deshwandikar of Maharashtra who has been appointed as the chief referee, while Madan Charan Srivastava of Uttar Pradesh and Neeraj Kumar of Bihar would be assistant chief referees, Siddique said. He said a prize money worth Rs. three lakh will be given to the the winners and runners up of the tournament as perr BAI rule and regulation. PTI AB KDK SUS AH AH LNSlast_img read more

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first_imgLATEST STORIES VENN, short for Video Game Entertainment and News Network, will debut with live studios in New York and Los Angeles. There is expected to be 55 hours of original programming per week, including gamer streams, talk shows, documentaries and live esport events. It already has deals in place to broadcast on Twitch and YouTube and expects to be available on mediums like Roku or Sling.Esports revenues are expected to top $1 billion this year, and global viewership numbers are rivaling those of traditional sports — nearly 100 million viewers watched last year’s League of Legends world championship, roughly on par with TV viewership for the Super Bowl.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40Yet the industry remains disjointed. Just like not all football fans also watch hockey, Fortnite players aren’t necessarily keeping tabs on League of Legends or Overwatch. Creating a common space for all those gamers has proven difficult. Perhaps the closest thing is the online streaming platform Twitch, but gamers there tend to find streams specific to their interest, creating little overlap with other gaming domains.VENN hopes to solve that with content built around the culture of gaming. Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Becoming his own man “I think we’re more of a hybridized ESPN and what MTV TRL (Total Request Live) was when it launched decades ago,” Kusin said. “That crossover that it brought music in that generation in the culture.”It’s a lofty pitch, but one that’s proven credible to many of gaming’s most influential names. The group’s initial investors include Riot Games co-founder Marc Merrill, Blizzard Entertainment co-founder Mike Morhaime, Twitch co-founder Kevin Lin and aXiomatic Gaming, an investment group behind Team Liquid and Epic Games. That gives VENN financial connections to esports’ biggest titles — Riot owns League of Legends, Blizzard is behind Overwatch and Call of Duty, and Epic publishes Fortnite — as well as some of its biggest teams.“We could go to these luminaries in the industry and say, ‘Hey, we want to come together, be swift, work with a bunch of different titles, a bunch of different publishers and move the industry forward in terms of its recognition and prominence, will you help us?’” Kusin said. “The answer was a resounding yes.”Horn’s presence is a big part of that. Formerly a sports producer at NBC, he has become a pioneering figure in esports. His achievements included a sports Emmy in 2017 for his role in landing an augmented reality dragon inside a stadium during the 2017 League of Legends World Championships opening ceremony and a successful New Year’s Eve stream by Ninja from Times Square last year.“Taking what’s already there on a platform that (gamers) understand, and taking that into a network environment, that’s what we’re looking to do,” Horn said.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Uncertainty over South Korea’s World Cup visit to Pyongyang Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014?center_img Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical This jewelry designer is also an architect MOST READ FILE – In this July 28, 2018, file photo, London Spitfire fan Rick Ybarra, of Plainfield, Ind., reacts after London won the second game against the Philadelphia Fusion during the Overwatch League Grand Finals competition at Barclays Center in New York. A new venture backed by many of video gaming’s biggest publishers is unveiling a network that hopes to be to esports what ESPN has been to traditional sports. VENN is set to launch in 2020 and aims to give the fragmented esports scene a home base for content with higher production value than gamers are used to with online streaming. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)NEW YORK — A new venture backed by many of video gaming’s biggest publishers is unveiling a network that hopes to be to esports what ESPN has been to traditional sports.VENN is set to launch in 2020 and aims to give the fragmented esports scene a home base for content with higher production value than gamers are used to with online streaming. The network was co-founded by four-time Emmy-winning producer Ariel Horn and entrepreneur Ben Kusin and has raised $17 million from investors including co-founders from Twitch, Riot Games and Blizzard Entertainment.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 2013 PLAY LIST 01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201300:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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first_imgPaul Pogba ‘Pogba is not a world-class player because he’ll let you down’ Ronan Murphy 15:46 2/22/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Paul Pogba Manchester United 21022018 Getty Paul Pogba Manchester United Premier League UEFA Champions League Ex-Chelsea midfielder Damien Duff does not believe the Manchester United midfielder can be world class unless he begins learning from his mistakes Former Premier League winning midfielder Damien Duff has criticised Paul Pogba for making too many mistakes, claiming he is “not a world-class player”.Pogba has come under fire from numerous pundits for not living up to his £89 million price tag at Old Trafford, while Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho did not feature him in his starting XI for the last two games.Due to an early injury, he came off the bench after just 17 minutes to play most of United’s 0-0 draw with Sevilla on Wednesday, but ex-Chelsea player Duff was once again unimpressed and hit out at Pogba for not making the most of his ability. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “He doesn’t have that defensive mindset, he doesn’t smell danger and he gives away goals,” Duff told TV3. “An alarming thing for me is top players, if they make a mistake, they won’t make it again, probably in their career.”The goals he gives away, people always running off him, he hasn’t grasped it. He’s had Massimiliano Allegri, he’s had Antonio Conte, he’s had Mourinho, three amazing, top coaches and if he hasn’t grasped that by now… I think he’s 25 in a couple of weeks. That’s worrying for me.”I think he has world-class ability, but he is not a world-class player because he’ll let you down.”Mourinho defended Pogba after the scoreless draw, claiming he was happy with the impact the 24-year-old had from the bench after replacing the injured Ander Herrera.”Of course he lost a couple of possessions, but he also gave us stability because he gave us a good percentage of possession for the way we play and the match away to a good team like Sevilla,” Mourinho told reporters.”We had a good percentage of the ball and some control of the game, I think the three midfield players had good control and Paul was part of it.”Pogba has three league goals for the Red Devils this season, but has failed to find the net since November in the Premier League.last_img read more

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first_imgTransfers Desiree Ellis named head coach of Banyana Banyana Safa Media 19:24 2/22/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Desiree Ellis - Coach of South Africa Backpagepix Transfers South Africa Slovakia Cyprus Women’s Cup Ellis has been in charge of Banyana Banyana on an interim basis since 2016 – after the Rio Olympic Games. She takes over from former coach Vera Pauw Desiree Ellis has been appointed permanent head coach of the Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana with immediate effect.SAFA President, Dr Danny Jordaan made the announcement in Johannesburg on Thursday, 22 February 2018.“We are glad to announce the appointment of Desiree (Ellis) as Banyana Banyana coach; she fully deserves the appointment as she has come through all the ranks of our national teams. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “Desiree has three tasks to achieve; qualify for AFCON 2018 in Ghana, qualify for FIFA World Cup and the Olympics. I am confident Banyana Banyana will be up to the task,” said Dr Jordaan.Ellis took over on an interim basis soon after the Rio Olympic Games.At the time, the former Banyana Banyana captain was the assistant to the Dutch-born Pauw.“It is still sounds unreal; I honestly can’t believe it is really happening. It has always been a dream of mine to be the head coach of Banyana Banyana; nothing comes bigger than this. Being in the acting role since 2016 has probably prepared me for the most daunting task of them all in women’s football. I have always believed, and now it is a reality,” said Ellis.“I will be failing in my duties if I did not thank the South African Football Association (SAFA) for entrusting me with this job, even in the acting capacity. This appointment can only mean we are doing something right in women’s football, and I hope it becomes a symbol to many girls and women out there that if you dream it, you can live it. I will do the best of my ability to make sure we continue on growing this beautiful game.”Her first assignment as head coach will be the Cyprus Women’s Cup, a tournament she is very familiar with.Banyana Banyana depart for Cyprus on Friday, 23 February and will play their first match on Wednesday, 28 February against Slovakia.The other nations in Group C are Korea DPR and Hungary.The 54-year-old Ellis is well aware what is at stake.“Banyana Banyana has a very hectic 2018, and this Cyprus Cup could not have come at a better time. Because of the nature of the tournament, we are unable to win it but will instead use every opportunity to get ready for the upcoming AFCON qualifiers and the tournament proper – which also doubles up as a World Cup qualifier. But we are confident we will not disappoint as I believe we have a very solid team that will do the business,” added Ellis.“I will also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported me on this journey – all the players, the coaches, colleagues. I also need to make a special mention about Vera Pauw, from whom I have so learnt so much, as well as our proud sponsor Sasol, without whom we would not be here today. I believe with South Africa behind Banyana Banyana, 2018 is going to be a great year for all of us. We have a lot of work ahead, but I am confident we will get to our destination, which is qualifying for the World Cup in France.”Ellis has been in charge of Banyana Banyana in 15 matches, starting with the friendly international clash against Egypt (22 October 2016), which ended with South Africa winning 3-1 at the Dobsonville Stadium.In total, she has won eight encounters, drew two and lost five. Her side has scored 27 goals and conceded 15 in the 12 away and three home matches.Ellis is the only person to win the COSAFA Cup as both player and coach, and during her acting role, Banyana Banyana was voted the 2017 CAF African Women’s Team of the Year.South Africa finished fourth at the CAF African Women’s Cup of Nations in Cameroon in 2017.last_img read more

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first_imgNewcastle captain Lascelles: Longstaff just what we neededby Freddie Taylor9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles says Matty Longstaff’s breakthrough is exactly what the club needed.The 19-year-old academy graduate had a debut to remember against Manchester United, scoring the winning goal in the 1-0 victory at St. James’ Park. “I’m buzzing for him since he’s come into the squad. Everything we do, he is up for it. He’s fit, he works hard and always gives extra,” Lascelles told Sky Sports News.”The hard work has recently paid off, he’s been thrown into the deep end like his brother.”What you do know is that he is a young Geordie lad who is going to roll his sleeves up and play with his heart.”Straight after the Leicester game we needed players to be like that, he was a prime example of what you can get from that. His goal got us the three points, I’m over the moon for him.””You see all these big teams signing players for millions of pounds from overseas and everywhere else, Matty was not long ago training down with the reserve team.”He’s just come up through the ranks and grabbed a first team spot with two hands.”He’s humble, a very nice genuine lad. It must mean the world to him.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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first_imgTua Tagovailoa points directions to a teammate.TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 08: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide runs the offense against the Arkansas State Red Wolves at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Alabama and LSU are not just rivals on the football field. The Crimson Tide and the Tigers are rivals on the recruiting trail, too.Tonight, Alabama and LSU’s recruiting battles will be on full display, as several top recruits are visiting Baton Rouge, La. for this evening’s game.One of those recruits: The younger brother of Alabama star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.Taulia Tagovailoa, the No. 6 pro-style QB in the 2019 class per 247Sports, will reportedly be at tonight’s game. He’s not just there to support his big brother, either. LSU is believed to be a major player in his recruitment.The Tigers are attempting to flip his commitment.247Sports has the latest on his recruitment:The No. 6 pro-style QB in the 2019 class per the 247Sports Composite, Taulia committed to the Tide in April. However, the Tigers have been in pursuit of Taulia ever since. And our 247Sports experts indicate the battle between the two SEC powers is getting interesting, with Tennessee also in the mix.LSU head coach Ed Orgeron watched Taulia play Friday evening during the team’s bye week, even bumping into Tua on the sideline. LSU hopes to make Taulia its second QB take in the 2019 class, adding a little Tagovailoa magic to the roster in the process.Alabama is likely still the favorite, however LSU is making a really strong push. The Crimson Tide have multiple quarterbacks committed in the 2019 class, too.Stay tuned.last_img read more

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first_img Negotiations are under way for phase-one rehabilitation of the railway service from Montego Bay, St. James, to Appleton Estate in St. Elizabeth. As stated in the 2019/20 Public Bodies Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure, the project, which is expected to commence during the fiscal year, will be pursued under a joint-venture arrangement between the Jamaica Railway Corporation (JRC) and private investors. Story Highlights It is part of the Government’s objective of establishing an integrated, modern, reliable, safe and economic rail transport system for the movement of passengers and goods. Negotiations are under way for phase-one rehabilitation of the railway service from Montego Bay, St. James, to Appleton Estate in St. Elizabeth.As stated in the 2019/20 Public Bodies Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure, the project, which is expected to commence during the fiscal year, will be pursued under a joint-venture arrangement between the Jamaica Railway Corporation (JRC) and private investors.It is part of the Government’s objective of establishing an integrated, modern, reliable, safe and economic rail transport system for the movement of passengers and goods.In addition to the revitalisation of the rail service, the JRC’s operations during the new fiscal year will be focused on increasing revenue from rental/lease, concluding ongoing land-sale transactions to support privatisation and operational activities, and contractual responsibilities under the Track User Agreement with UC Rusal Jamaica Limited/WINDALCO (Bauxite Alumina) Company.The JRC is projecting net profit of $17.88 million from its 2019/20 engagements, as against $13.16 million generated over the previous financial period.Additionally, the entity plans to increase its staff complement by nine to 65 persons.last_img read more

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first_imgzoom Finnish shipping company Viking Line saw record passenger numbers last year.Specifically, the total number of passengers who traveled with Viking Line in 2017 was 6.9 million, an increase of 6 percent when compared to 6.5 million in 2016. That figure is the highest in Viking Line’s history, the company said.The group also set an all-time record for passenger cars. The total number of passenger cars was 762,253, against 682,194 transported in 2016.On the other hand, the number of cargo units slightly decreased to 127,668 from 131,918 seen a year earlier.The greatest increase in passenger volumes was on the Helsinki–Tallinn route, where capacity was enhanced from April to October. The route was served by Viking XPRS as well as by Mariella and Gabriella in July. Viking Line met the demand by adding a new vessel, Viking FSTR, or Faster, which served the route from April to October. The volume on that route increased 15.7 percent to 2.3 million.“Passengers benefited from our expanded capacity during the year,” Jan Hanses, President and CEO of Viking Line, said.For the Turku–Åland Islands–Stockholm route, passenger volume on M/S Viking Grace and M/S Amorella was 1.9 million or 0.1 percent more than in 2016.On the Helsinki–Mariehamn–Stockholm route, which was served by M/S Mariella and M/S Gabriella, 1.03 million passengers sailed during the year. That was a 4.3 percent increase.On the short Mariehamn–Kapellskär route across the Sea of Åland, passenger volume on M/S Rosella totaled 722,269, a 3.1 percent increase.Passenger volume for M/S Viking Cinderella’s cruises from Stockholm was 890,689 due to fewer departures in 2017, as explained by Viking Line. Currently, the company operates a total of seven vessels on the abovementioned routes.last_img read more

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first_imgA manifesto is a 5 year vision for political parties and the road map for social and economic goals. When a vision suddenly misses its significant presence in the manifesto, after it was prominently inked in earlier case, it suggests that it loses its sheen to achieve the goal. In the 2014 BJP manifesto, FDI was heightened as the backbone for Make in India. A separate chapter on Foreign Investment was included. In 2019 manifesto, a feather touch was made on foreign investment. To this end, missing FDI significance in 2019 manifesto raised eyebrows of many. In 2014 manifesto, it chanted “FDI will be allowed wherever needed for job and asset creation…We should not remain a market for global industry. Rather, we should become a Global Manufacturing hub”. Also Read – A special kind of bondDuring BJP’s ruling, India received a gushing flow of cash from foreign investors. Not only this, there was a great leap in quality FDI flow. During 2017-18, more than one-fourth of FDI was flowed in computer software/ hardware and telecommunication, compared to one-sixth share in 2014-15. Given this paradigm shift in FDI, India made a dynamic shift in modern equipment manufacturing and development of services. Indeed, FDI contributed a lot in upgrading India’s manufacturing level to modern manufacturing. Today, more than 50 per cent of cellular mobile phones are manufactured in the country, against none in 2014 after Nokia shut down its shop in Chennai Also Read – Insider threat managementDuring the first four years of BJP government, its pro-foreign investment policy stoked FDI in the country. It spurred by over 45 per cent during the four years period – from US$ 31 billion in 2014-15 to US$45 billion in 2017-18. Besides gushing flow, FDI perked up India’s modern manufacturing level akin to Global Value Chain manufacturing. During 2016-17 and 2017-18, more than one-fourth of FDI flowed in computer software and hardware and telecommunications, such as manufacturing cellular mobile phones and communication equipment. One of the major roles of FDI for an emerging economy is balancing the trade deficit, particularly when the nation is swamped by heavy import of crude oil. India is hamstrung by widening trade deficit, mainly due to large dependence on crude oil. In addition to this, with Modi led BJP vowing for fast growth in digitisation, demand for electronics sky-rocketed. Eventually, it triggered imports of electronic items, given the lackluster development in the country. Electronic imports are the second biggest component in India’s total imports, after crude oil. China is the biggest supplier of electronic items to India, and hence, the major cause of widening trade deficit. In 2017-18, India’s trade deficit with China was highest. It accounted for 38 per cent of India’s total trade deficit. The main cause for this was oversupply of electronic items by China. Over 57 per cent of India’s total imports of electronic items came from China. Given this situation, the counter measure to reduce the trade deficit suggests that more and more Chinese investment should be lured in India, instead of anti-dumping measures. China is seen not a foe, but an opportunity after the US-China trade tiff. Trust deficit has diluted and both are vying each other hearts to increase bilateral investment and trade. Deceleration in Chinese GDP growth, with a rare hope in reverting to high growth paradise in the near term, caused a paranoia among the foreign investors, including the Chinese. Eventually, investment through M&A in China slumped. The steep downfall led China less attractive than India. In 2018, investment in India through M&A was US$ 93.7 billion, which was three times more than in China, amounting to US$ 32.8 billion. The volta-face of China towards India, affected by dilution in trust deficit during the ongoing trade war, was unveiled by its praise over India’s potential as an important destination for investment. According to Mr. Zjao Gancheng, Director of Centre for Asia Pacific Studies at Shanghai Institute of International Studies “India has a wealth of experiences in utilising international capital. There is no doubt it has become more attractive to foreign investors”. As of the end of 2017, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce recorded Chinese investment in India more than US $ 8 billion. Start-ups, infrastructure, and electronic manufacturing have become the key areas for Chinese investment. Nearly US $2.5 billion was committed for investment in Start-up business in between 2015 and 2016. The major investments were Beijing Mitene Communication Technology investment of US $ 900 million in Media.net and Alibaba investment of US$680 million in Paytem and US$ 500 million in Snapdeal. Chinese brand cellular phones, manufactured in India, account for over 51 per cent of the smartphones sales in India. Large penetration of Chinese top brands of smartphones, like Xiaomi, Oppo, One-plus, Gionee, Vivo, Huawei are posing challenges to Koreans and Japanese brands. The Deloitte survey, Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index (GMCI), 2016, forecasted India to outbid China in low-cost manufacturing competitiveness in the next five years. According to the survey, while China will lose the powerhouse of low-cost manufacturing competitiveness, the Mighty Five – the five Asia Pacific nations, Malaysia, India, Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam – will emerge the choice for low-cost manufacturing in place of China. India will be the frontrunner with four countries chasing behind, the survey said. (The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

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Sabrina Parrotta, student co-ordinator in Student and Community Outreach, shows off the T-shirt Brock students will be wearing for a day of community service this weekend.More than 150 Brock students will participate in community service projects this weekend for not-for-profit agencies across Niagara.This Saturday, Oct. 1, is the fourth annual fall Brock Cares Day of Service. The full-day event, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 13 project sites, gives students the opportunity to give back to the communities in which they live.The day of service helps students feel connected to Brock and Niagara, which is one of the most important goals to achieve as a student, said Sabrina Parrotta, student co-ordinator in Student and Community Outreach.“Brock is an amazing school because although academics are the primary concern, there is a bigger focus and an emphasis on community engagement that I feel other schools don’t offer,” she said. “Brock Cares Day of Service demonstrates Brock’s commitment to community involvement perfectly.”The Brock Cares Day of Service exposes students to various charitable and community agencies in Niagara and the important work they do locally. Service projects will take place in Welland, St. Catharines, Port Colborne, and Niagara Falls.“Although this is only a one day initiative,” said Kristen Smith, manager of Student and Community Outreach, “it is our hope that students will become interested in volunteering and that they will be compelled to give more of their time to help these and other local agencies in the future.”Projects include:Wellandpreparing and serving meals at the Hope Housesorting furniture and organizing household items at the Hope Furniture Bankassisting with the Niagara Food FestivalSt. Catharinespreparing and serving meals at Start Me Up Niagara’s weekend meal programassisting with Start Me Up Niagara’s Harvest Festival at Centennial Parkco-ordinating games for children at Big Brothers-Big Sisters programsarchiving artifacts with the Mayholme FoundationPort Colbornepainting a classroom at the newly-renovated Port Cares Reach Out Food CentreNiagara Fallsgeneral cleaning and maintenance at the YWCA Family Shelterassisting with collection of items during Environment Day hosted by the Region read more

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first_imginthinc Technology Solutions, developer of technologies to improve mine driving safety, has announced its new blastZoneTM technology. With this new feature, now available as part of the inthinc waySmartTM fleet safety system, mining companies can receive real-time tracking and instant alerts for vehicles operating in open-pit mine blast zones. When a detonation is planned, dispatch can easily create a blast zone map through the online inthinc portal. In one click, the manager can instantly see the location of every vehicle in the fleet and determine whether any of the trucks are in the blast zone. For drivers, if their vehicle is currently in-or at any time enters-the blast zone, the in-cab waySmart device will alert them. They can then communicate with dispatch for safe exit instructions.“It can be a complicated and time-consuming process to clear multiple mining vehicles away from a blast zone via radio,” said Todd Follmer, CEO of inthinc. “The blastZone technology raises the safety level at mining sites by giving companies real-time vehicle positioning and real-time warnings for drivers regarding the time and location of a planned detonation. This simplifies the process of clearing a blast zone and gives dispatchers 100% confidence that every vehicle and every driver is safe and accounted for.”inthinc waySmart is a comprehensive driving safety system that can change driuver behaviour in real time to improve safety and fleet efficiency. A unique combination of in-vehicle driver alerts, vehicle location and diagnostics, and fleet management provide detailed performance and trends for individual drivers or the entire fleet. This has been proven to deliver immediate results including fewer accidents, improved fuel efficiency, reduced carbon dioxide emissions and millions of dollars in reduced costs per year.last_img read more

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first_imgTotal showcased its innovative range of high performance lubricants, coolants and added-value services to visitors at Hillhead 2018 in England recently; the world’s largest working quarry exhibition.Total highlighted the benefits of its products and services that are designed to increase productivity, reliability and economy, while meeting the latest specifications and manufacturer approvals.These include the Total Rubia Works range for engines, the Dynatrans and Fluide ranges for manual and automatic transmissions, the HYDROFLO, EQUIVIS ZS and Azolla ZS ranges for hydraulic systems, Coolelf and Glacelf ranges of anti-freezes and coolant fluids, as well as its biolubricant products including Biotraffic.Total also demonstrated its unique, in-depth oil analysis and diagnosis service, Total Anac (Analysis Compared), which reduces the likelihood of component failure and the risk of unplanned downtime, while increasing off-road equipment lifespan.Lorraine Adams, Area Business Manager at Total Lubricants, said: “Hillhead 2018 was a real success for Total, despite the heatwave! We generated some good quality leads, and visitors to our stand were impressed by our range of high quality, innovative products and added-value services designed to help them drive down their fleet operating costs.“Visitors to the stand also enjoyed our Citroen C3 WRC driving simulator, which provided welcome respite from the sun for all those rally driver wannabes!”last_img read more

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first_img WhatsApp People Want Chyna Inducted Into The WWE Hall of Fame Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE SmackDown Results Are In For 2019 Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Pinterest Twitter The S&P 500 Just Had Its Best Month In 3 Years Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton)center_img Scarlett Johansson would consider future political run Now Playing Up Next During RAW on Monday night, Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray) were officially announced as the next inductees into the WWE Hall of Fame.As announced earlier today, the former 10-time WCW Tag Team Champions will be inducted into the Hall of Fame during WrestleMania 35 weekend on April 6.D-Generation X (Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Billy Gunn, “Road Dogg” Jesse James, X-Pac and Chyna), The Honky Tonk Man and Torrie Wilson were all announced as inductees prior.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipPeople Want Chyna Inducted Into The WWE Hall of FameVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:25 FullscreenUp NextThis 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.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Destiny 3 May Launch 2020 Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Google+ Facebook Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

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first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- Bike to Work Day is in May and as an effort to reduce traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emission and this year SANDAG is hoping to get more people involved than ever.KUSI’s Ginger Jeffries has more on the story. KUSI Newsroom March 14, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, SANDAG pushing for record-breaking participation in Bike to Work Daycenter_img Updated: 11:07 AM Posted: March 14, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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first_imgOn August 5, Missouri voters will decide on a constitutional amendment protecting farmers’ ability to raise crops and livestock today and into the future. The Missouri Soybean Association is currently working to raise awareness of Amendment 1 in partnership with other agricultural organizations by connecting with elected officials through town halls and other community events to educate all sectors involved with agriculture – from producers to consumers. The Missouri Soybean Association is a founding member of Missouri Farmers Care. This coalition, Missouri Farmers Care, was formed in the aftermath of Proposition B to protect agriculture from outside special interests and to reconnect farmers and consumers through education and outreach efforts. “Out-of-state animal rights groups are trying to dictate how we farm,” said Gary Wheeler, Missouri Soybean Association CEO/Executive Director. “We must once again prove Missouri farm families know what’s best for Missouri agriculture.”Opposition is mounting and we are now taking our grassroots campaign to the next level. Plans are underway to expand our targeted advertising and raise the bar from direct mail and radio spots to television. Missouri farmers have invested in this fight steadily, with more than 1,000 farm families signing on as campaign partners at www.mofarmerscare.com.This is an ongoing battle across the country and these attacks affect all of agriculture, regardless of the states in which they are fought. Missouri Soybean Association is asking for farmers and Missouri citizens to help in protecting the long-term stability and success of our industry with a as a partner and with a contribution to Missouri Farmers Care. We are in the final six weeks before the vote and need your support.last_img read more

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first_imgo Neighbors describe growing tension: Dispute between Mounces, Kendall dates to late 2012o Mounce, husband of victim, describes shooting, aftermathA Vancouver man shot his neighbor at an intersection north of Vancouver on Friday morning, sending all available police on an hourslong search for the gunman that ended when he was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.John B. Kendall, 59, was identified as the man who opened fired on his neighbor, Abigail Mounce, 33, at about 8:30 a.m. as she was driving near the intersection of Northeast 63rd Street and Andresen Road, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and Mounce’s family. Kendall and Mounce had been in a protracted legal dispute, with Mounce and her husband alleging that Kendall violated subdivision restrictions by renting rooms in his six-bedroom home.The shots were reportedly fired from a vehicle to another vehicle, according to the emergency radio traffic. Police converged on the intersection near Vancouver Fire Department Station 5. Abigail Mounce was shot in the face and was immediately driven to the hospital by her husband, Erich Mounce. “I don’t know if John was in pursuit of us or not,” Erich Mounce said to the Columbian. Abigail Mounce is at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center where she is listed in critical condition. An online fundraiser was set up by her sister at www.gofundme.com/abigailmounce to help pay medical expenses. The page said Abigail Mounce was undergoing facial reconstructive surgery and would have a long recovery ahead.The Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputies who responded quickly identified Kendall as the suspected gunman and deployed all available units to the places he may have gone, broadcasting a description of his car, a silver 2002 Buick Regal.last_img read more

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first_imgAn FAA cam at Lake Clark Pass West, at the northeast corner of Lake Clark, looking northeast. Ice fog conditions can develop quickly in this area, say local pilots, even when the weather is clear elsewhere. (Photo courtesy of FAA)A second day of search efforts continued for a plane that went missing between Port Alsworth and Anchorage on Wednesday. Four people from Port Alsworth were on board.Listen NowThe missing single engine Piper PA-28 Cherokee is owned by Lake Clark Air, but is used as a rental or training aircraft. The renting pilot, a passenger and his two children left Port Alsworth Wednesday morning. It was unclear early Thursday what their exact flight plan had been, but it was believed they were heading to Anchorage and were reported overdue early afternoon.“The plane took off approximately 10:30 from Port Alsworth, and was scheduled to get to Merrill Field in Anchorage at about noon,” Alaska Air National Guard spokesman Staff Sgt. Edward Eagerton said. “The plane was supposed to be taking a route through Lake Clark Pass. The plane didn’t show up, so the gears of the rescue mission spooled up.”An extensive search and rescue effort was launched Wednesday afternoon, with two fixed wing aircraft flying the route with rescuers on-board. An HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter joined the search later. Thick ice fog and the early sunset hampered search efforts.“There was a lot of fog in the pass, so their search area was pretty limited, between that and darkness,” Eagerton said. “They flew the area around Port Alsworth, the north and south shore, and then on the other end of the pass on the Peninsula, and hadn’t found them yet.”He pointed out that pilots could use night vision equipment to fly into the evening, but the fog was the limiting factor.There was no emergency locator beacon transmitting from the area. The Cherokee is equipped with an ELT that should go off in the event of a crash, or can be manually activated after an unexpected landing.The second day of the search started early Thursday, according to Eagerton.“Five planes from the Civil Air Patrol are going to assist in the search,” Eagerton said at around 8:00 a.m. “As well they’re going to be launching the HH-60 and one of the C-130’s a little before first light so they’re going to be on station as the light comes up, and resume the search.”By 1:00 p.m. Thursday, the search had produced no updates. Glen Alsworth, Sr., whose company owns the Cherokee, said the small, tight-knit community was prayerfully waiting for news.“We’re so thankful that the assets that are put on the search effort are so incredible,” Alsworth said. “The military side, numerous wonderful assets on the search. Civil Air Patrol is out searching, private aircraft are out searching, and I just heard a little bit ago that a number of boats have launched at Lake Clark and are searching the shoreline as well. We’re very fortunate that so many folks are putting so much effort, and we’re all praying for a very quick and good resolution to it. We appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers.”The weather through Lake Clark Pass was reported as less than ideal Wednesday, with some flights staying grounded on account of the thick ice fog. Lake Clark Pass is the main route for small aircraft traveling from Anchorage or Kenai in and out of southwest Alaska.A little over a month ago, David McRae, 55, was killed in a crash while flying solo from Anchorage to Lake Clark through Merrill Pass, an accident still under investigation.last_img read more

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first_imgWhat is more shocking about Kaabil is that its three-day collections are little more than the opening day collection of the recent Indian release – Mom in China. The late Sridevi starrer, which was released on May 10, collected $ 1.68 million at the Chinese box office on the first day. The film showed decent growth and grossed $2.22 million on the second day and $2.10 million on the third day.The above numbers show that Hrithik Roshan has long way to reach the popularity levels of Aamir Khan and Salman Khan. However, one thing is clear that Hrithik has made an attempt to penetrate in to Chinese market with his flop movie. His intention is very clear that he does not want to score a big hit with it. But he wants to become a family name in the country and make a small fanbase with it.Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30 is lined up for release in India on 12 and the actor will take it to the Chinese audience in the later days. It is a biographical drama film, based on the life of mathematician Anand Kumar and his educational program Super 30. This kind of inspirational subjects have worked wonders in China. One should not wonder, if it break the records of Aamir Khan’s Dangal, which is the highest grossing Indian movie in the Chinese box office. Hrithik Roshan, Aamir and Salman KhanCollage of photos taken from Twitter and FacebookBollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan is far below in the popularity graph in China than his colleagues Aamir and Salman Khan. The poor collection of Kaabil at the Chinese box office is proof for it.It is Aamir Khan, who showed the Indian filmmakers that China is the potential foreign market for desi film. He is the most popular Indian actor in China and the success of Dangal, which collected over Rs 1,200 crore in the country is proof for his fame. Even his flop movies like Secret Superstar and Thugs of Hindostan have received better opening in China and made better collection than their business in India.Later, two other Khans followed his suit, but got mixed reception. Shah Rukh Khan tried his luck with Happy New Year, which failed to make it big at the Chinese box office. However, Salman Khan was successful in striking a chord with audience in China with his offerings like Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Sultan, which have become blockbuster success with their superb collections at the Chinese box office.Of late, many Indian filmmakers vying their hands to get a slot to release their films in China and Hrithik Roshan’s 2017 movie Kaabil is one of those attempts. The Sanjay Gupta-directed action thriller film was reportedly released in 15,000 screens across the country on June 5 and broke the records of Sultan (11000 screens), Dangal (9,000 screens), Bajrangi Bhaijan (8,000 screens) and Bahubali 2 (7,000 screens).Considering its huge screen count, the Hrithik Roshan starrer was expected to make bigger collection than above mentioned movies at the Chinese box office, but Kaabil had a shockingly very start. The movie showed growth in its collection on the following days, but it was way below the expectations.Kaabil has collected Rs 13.87 crore gross at the Chinese box office in three days. Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#Kaabil is having a terrible run in #China… Continues to underperform… No improvement or growth in biz… Wed $ 0.48 mn, Thu $ 0.66 mn, Fri $ 0.69 mn. Total: $ 2 million [₹ 13.87 cr]. Includes previews held earlier.”last_img read more

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