Visit 15 tourist destinations by 2022 Modi to citizens

first_imgNew Delhi: Emphasising that India has a huge potential in improving the tourism sector, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday appealed to the citizens to visit at least 15 tourist destinations in the country by 2022.Addressing the country from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the 73rd Independence Day, Modi said: “India has so much to offer. I know people travel abroad for holidays. But can we think of visiting at least 15 tourist destinations across India before 2022, when we mark 75 years of freedom?”Modi said that he was aware that there were many tourist destinations which do not have hotels or other infrastructures. “But visiting such places will boost tourism in these areas and automatically lead to better facilities,” he added.last_img read more

Rising gold stocks push TSX to highest levels since April 2011

TORONTO — Rising gold stocks helped push the Toronto stock market higher Friday on top of three straight days of advances that have left the TSX at its highest levels since April 2011.The S&P/TSX composite index was ahead 75.26 points to 13,906.84.The Canadian dollar slid 0.36 of a cent to 91.17 cents US.U.S. indexes were mixed amid U.S. earnings reports from a variety of sectors and economic data showing rising industrial production and declining housing starts.The Dow Jones industrials rose 64.92 points to 16,481.93, the Nasdaq was 13.77 points lower to 4,204.92 and the S&P 500 index was off 3.49 points at 1,842.4.General Electric’s net income rose 5% to $4.2 billion in the fourth quarter on rising profits from the sale of aircraft engines, oil and gas drilling equipment and appliances. Ex-items, GE met analyst expectations of 53 cents a share but its shares fell 71 cents to $26.48.Investment bank Morgan Stanley earned $433 million, or 20 cents a share, in the fourth quarter. That compared with $982 million, or 49 cents a share, a year earlier. Ex-items, it earned 50 cents a share, six cents ahead of estimates and its shares gained $1.36 to $33.36.After the close Thursday, Intel said its fourth-quarter net income rose 6% to $2.63 billion or 51 cents a share, as the company offset flat demand for its personal computer chips with higher sales of other products. Revenue rose 3% to $13.83 billion. Analysts expected a profit of 52 cents per share on revenue of $13.72 billion and its shares dropped 96 cents to $25.58.Analysts note that the start to the fourth-quarter earnings season this past week has been positive but with the Dow and S&P 500 trading at all-time highs, there are fairly high expectations.“Companies are more or less getting to expectations but they’re not beating, we’re not getting the upside surprises that can ignite the next round of gains,” said Colin Cieszynski, Canadian markets specialist at CMC Markets Canada.“Intel is a good example of this, pretty lacklustre, they missed by a penny, they marginally beat on sales, sales guidance is flat and then the stock is down about 4%.”Elsewhere, Dollarama Inc. (TSX:DOL) said bad weather had a severe impact on its December sales but that they have been trending back to normal levels. The Montreal-based retailer says comparable-store sales in the normally busy month were down 7.5%.Dollarama edged 64 cents lower to C$82.44.RBC also downgraded Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) to sector perform from outperform after the transport giant said that its flagship new airliner will be going into service later than expected. Its stock fell 7.74% Thursday on the news and lost a penny to $4.16 Friday.The TSX gold sector, the worst performing component on the Toronto market last year, ran up almost four%.The sector fell almost 50% last year and “I think a lot of people dumped it at the end of last year to get it off the books and now you’re seeing the relief rally,” said Cieszynski.February bullion rose $11.70 to US$1,251.90 an ounce. Barrick Gold (TSX:ABX) advanced 70 cents to C$20.62 while Goldcorp (TSX:G) gained $1.06 to $25.44.The tech sector climbed 0.8% as BlackBerry (TSX:BB) rose 35 cents to $9.72.Financials were also positive, up 0.5% with Royal Bank (TSX:RY) ahead 65 cents to $72.01.The energy component was up 0.35% as the February crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange rose 29 cents to US$94.25 a barrel.March copper was unchanged at US$3.35 a pound, and the base metals sector lost early momentum to move down 0.2%. Nevsun (TSX:NSU) was up 16 cents to $4.10.On the economic front, the U.S. Commerce Department said Friday that builders broke ground last month at a seasonally annual rate of 999,000 homes. That’s 9.8% lower than November’s pace of 1.12 million, which was the fastest in five years.For the year, builders started 923,000 homes and apartments, up 18.3% from 2012.Applications for building permits, considered a good sign of future activity, fell three% in December to a rate of 986,000.Other data showed that U.S. factory production rose 0.4% in December, following gains of 0.6% in both November and October. read more

Croc attack at Menik Ganga man killed

A crocodile attack has been reported from the Menik Ganga in which a 25 year old man has been killed, the police said.The man had gone to have a bath in the river when he was dragged into the water by the crocodile. His body has been recovered. The incident comes as several people visit Kataragama on pilgrimage. The pilgrims often have a bath in the Menik Ganga. (Colombo Gazette)

Fundamental rights petition filed by Shanil Neththikumara dismissed

Shanil Neththikumara was accuse of threatening Anika Wijesuriya who had earlier testified before the Presidential Commission investigating the treasury bond scam that she had leased out a penthouse in which former Minister Ravi Karunanayake’s family resided. (Colombo Gazette) A fundamental rights petition filed by Shanil Neththikumara seeking a court order against his arrest, was dismissed by the Supreme Court today.Neththikumara is facing arrest for allegedly threatening a witness in the treasury bond scam investigations. read more

Lecture will look at cell phones and health risks

A Nobel Peace Prize recipient will visit Brock next week to present a public lecture on the health risks of cell phones and electromagnetic fields.Dr. Devra Lee Davis will be at the university on Monday, Nov. 22 to present her talk, “Cell Phones and Electromagnetic Fields Health Risks: The Science and Controversy” from 1 to 2 p.m. in Academic South 203. Honoured for her research and public policy work by various international groups, Davis has been a fellow of both the American Colleges of Toxicology and of Epidemiology. Commended by the director of the National Cancer Institute for Outstanding Service, she was part of the team awarded the Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore for work on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 2007.Davis was the founding director of the Center for Environmental Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and was professor of epidemiology at the Graduate School of Public Health from 2004 to 2009. She founded the Environmental Health Trust in 2007 to provide basic research and education about environmental health hazards. She has authored more than 190 publications in books and journals ranging from The Lancet and Journal of the American Medical Association, to Scientific American and the New York Times. This event is presented by the Department of Community Health Sciences and Brock Health — a magazine produced by Community Health Sciences students — and is co-sponsored by the Breast Cancer Prevention and Community Research Group. read more

The Latest Lagarde says some euro states should spend more

FRANKFURT — The Latest on Christine Lagarde’s confirmation hearing for president of the European Central Bank (all times local):12:10 p.m.Christine Lagarde, the nominee to succeed Mario Draghi as head of the European Central Bank, has said that eurozone member countries should spend more on measures that help economic growth if they can do so without breaking budget rules.Lagarde said that “there is not a lot of room but there is room that can be used in terms of fiscal policy” to boost the economy through spending on things such as broader high-speed internet coverage.The countries that belong to the euro are bound by treaty rules that are supposed to limit the size of their deficits, but the largest member, Germany, has been running budget surpluses in the face of urging from the International Monetary Fund and the U.S. Treasury to spend more.Lagarde is resigning from her job as head of the IMF after being nominated for an eight-year term beginning Nov. 1.___11:30 a.m.The nominee to succeed Mario Draghi as head of the European Central Bank has defended the bank’s record low interest rates and extraordinary stimulus measures deployed in the wake of the Great Recession and eurozone debt crisis.Christine Lagarde said during a hearing Wednesday in the European parliament in Brussels that she agrees “a highly accommodative policy is required for an extended period of time.” She also defended the bank’s new tools such as bond purchases and negative interest rates, saying they had helped create 11 million new jobs since 2013 and that without them “the crisis would have been a lot worse.”Lagarde resigned as head of the International Monetary Fund, effective Sept. 12, after European leaders nominated her for an eight-year, non-renewable term at the ECB beginning Nov. 1.The Associated Press read more

Human rights mission to Middle East will not take place Robinson says

The announcement was made after one of the members of the delegation, former Spanish Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez, had spoken on the phone with Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres and it became clear that the visit would not be facilitated by the Israeli authorities.A statement released by Mrs. Robinson’s office said she was preparing a report to the Geneva-based Commission for Human Rights “on the deteriorating situation in the occupied Palestinian territory on the basis of reports from all concerned organizations present in the occupied territories.”The High Commissioner is expected to report to the human rights body in the course of next week.A three-member delegation led by Mrs. Robinson was constituted on 8 April following a 5 April resolution by the Commission, which requested that a mission travel urgently to the area and report on the human rights situation in the occupied Palestinian territories. The third member of the proposed mission was Cyril Ramaphosa, former Secretary-General of the African National Congress of South Africa. read more

Tentative contract agreement averts threatened strike by LCBO workers

Tentative contract agreement averts threatened strike by LCBO workers TORONTO – A tentative contract agreement has been reached averting a strike by LCBO workers that was set to begin at midnight.The agreement was signed shortly after the strike deadline passed, and was announced in a release from the Ontario Public Service Employees Union.Union president Warren “Smokey” Thomas said details of the accord would not be released before union members have a chance to examine it over the next few days.A ratification vote has not yet been scheduled, but Thomas said the union’s bargaining team is unanimously recommending members accept the deal. From there, it would go to the LCBO board and the provincial government for ratification.The agreement was negotiated with the help of a mediator who imposed a media blackout on the talks.The 8,000 unionized LCBO workers have been without a contract since March 31, and voted 93 per cent in favour of a strike in April.The LCBO had extended store hours for its outlets the past couple of days to allow customers more time to stock up in case there was a job action. by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 25, 2017 2:00 am MDT Last Updated Jun 26, 2017 at 1:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Small farmers at risk of being excluded from biofuel schemes warns UN

Current biofuel certification schemes are making it difficult for smallholder farmers to participate in export markets, according to a new report released today by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which advocates for a change in the way these schemes are currently managed. “As structured, these schemes would tend to favour big players and provide incentives for scaling up production to absorb certification costs,” says the report, entitled Biofuels and the Sustainability Challenge, which was produced by FAO. The schemes are a way to certify that biofuels used by companies importing or exporting this type of energy source are produced in a sustainable way without destroying forests and other ecosystems. Certification is also supposed to improve businesses’ efficiency, and increase their transparency as well as their awareness of problems in the supply chain.However, the report finds that current certification schemes might exclude small farmers from achieving certification because they are mainly designed for large-scale agro-businesses. The schemes are also voluntary and for the most part are privately-operated, requiring costs and capacities that many smallholders lack. The schemes can also hinder trade and reduce access to markets for developing countries in particular, the report says. For example, while it is easy for producers in industrialized countries to comply with the demand to provide education opportunities to employed farmers, it could be much more difficult for small-scale producers in developing countries.Similarly, big companies keep financial records needed for audits while smallholders tend to keep information needed for estimations of greenhouse gas emissions in their head. As a result, many smallholders are not able to obtain certifications.“Many developing countries express concern that certification schemes can become indirect trade barriers when not managed properly,” the report said.The report suggests that to increase certification among small businesses, governments and international organizations in consumer and producer countries need to establish mechanisms that create “an enabling environment.”“Such mechanisms could include national legislation, public procurement policies, tax incentives and tax relief and start-up grants. Financial institutions also have an important role to play to support and enable schemes,” the report said.Local inspectors would also help create this environment by examining on-site conditions, thus lowering the costs for small producers.While beneficial for the environment, certification schemes must also ensure that they have a positive impact for the economy by ensuring market access and decent wages for workers, the report concluded. read more

GE announces Mutlilin 8 control platform for mining

first_imgGE has announced the availability of the first product in its new Multilin 8 Series platform, GE’s next-generation protection and control relay platform, “designed to deliver the performance and reliability required to support the mission-critical electrical infrastructures of industrial and distribution utilities.” Built on GE’s more than 100-year history in industrial electrical automation, the 8 Series platform will enable industrial and distribution utilities to enhance the reliability of their electrical infrastructure and reduce costs associated with unplanned outages. To help customers better manage their electrical systems, the 8 Series delivers improved data fidelity in current and voltage sample rates, which GE says dramatically improves electrical system visibility, providing improved post-event analysis.“We understand that our customers’ electrical infrastructures are mission critical to their operations,” said Juan Macias, General Manager, Grid Automation for GE’s Digital Energy business. “Our new Multilin 8 Series has been designed to deliver process reliability that our customers can count on to keep their operations up and running. This new platform takes advantage of advances in technology and design approach to maximise reliability and product life. We have also made significant investments in our business to ensure our manufacturing and quality processes will deliver a product that will exceed our customers’ expectations.”Designed to withstand the harsh environments typically found in the mining industry, where downtime immediately translates into lost revenue, the 8 Series leverages detailed asset diagnostics so operators can make informed, proactive decisions to reduce unplanned outages and accurately plan maintenance schedules. Using GE’s environmental awareness module to actively monitor both the environment and its own internal components, the 8 Series generates data that operators can use to make decisions about when maintenance or downtime should be scheduled, increasing operational uptime. The standard harsh conformal coating on the 8 Series’ printed circuit boards helps protect against environmental factors to help deliver higher reliability and extend product life.The 8 Series also has an integrated integrity engine that utilises customised algorithms which provide advanced diagnostics to ensure asset protection is not compromised. Coupled with the latest cybersecurity features, customers can comply with the latest NERC/CIP and NISTIR 7628 cybersecurity requirements. With many industrial processes using a variety of communication gateways, integrating a new product can potentially increase the overall system cost and downtime. GE has designed the 8 Series to include advanced and flexible communication options to make integration easier and faster.The 8 series also is backed by GE’s new 10-year warranty—a warranty program for most GE-manufactured protection, control and substation automation products sold by GE’s Digital Energy business. With an ongoing commitment to delivering world-class products that help utility and industrial customers deliver power efficiently and reliably, GE is extending its warranty terms “to assure customers around the world of its continuous commitment to quality and innovation.” The company states: “All GE protection, control and substation automation products adhere to rigorous quality processes, certified to International Standard Organisation (ISO) 9001:2008 standards, encompassing the entire product development process from product design and testing to manufacturing and customer support.”When all products in the 8 Series platform are introduced, the complete platform will include feeder, motor, transformer and generator protection that, when coupled with other GE industrial automation solutions such as industrial radios, switches and an electrical control system, will deliver a full industrial automation solution.last_img read more

Le WWF sinquiète de limpact des forages gaziers de lest de la

first_imgLe WWF s’inquiète de l’impact des forages gaziers de l’est de la Méditerannée Deux importants gisements de gaz ont récemment été découverts dans l’est de la Méditerranée. La perspective de forages en eau profonde visant à les exploiter inquiète les écologistes, et notamment le WWF qui a fait part de ses craintes dans un communiqué.L’association s’inquiète de voir la très fragile biodiversité marine de la région affectée par de tels forages. “Le fond de l’est de la Méditerranée regorge d’une vie d’un type très spécial et unique. WWF condamne fermement les forages aveugles sur des réserves de biodiversité qui pourraient causer des dommages irréparables”, souligne Sergi Tudela, chef du département Pêches au de l’association, dans son communiqué cité par À lire aussiPourquoi l’hélium change-t-il la voix ?Le premier gisement découvert, le plus important mis au jour au cours de ses dix dernières années en eau profonde, est situé à 135 kilomètres au large des côtes d’Israël. Il contiendrait seize milliards de mètres cube de réserves de gaz. Le second, le gisement du delta occidental du Nil, a été découvert cette année à 80 kilomètres au nord-ouest d’Alexandrie, en Egypte. Or ces deux sites, “recèlent un écosystème unique et délicat, avec des espèces rares telles des éponges d’eau de grand fond, des mollusques et des coraux d’eau froide dont certains ont plusieurs milliers d’années”, alerte le WWF. Rappelant qu’un écosystème touché par un forage peut mettre plus d’un millénaire à se reconstituer, l’association appelle l’Union Européenne et les pays de l’est de la Méditerranée, tels que Chypre, l’Egypte, Israël et le Liban “à assurer que les standards environnementaux les plus élevés soient établis concernant les développements actuels et futurs lors des forages de gaz et de pétrole en eau profonde”.Le 10 février 2011 à 15:21 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Laos des singes maltraités avant dêtre vendus à des laboratoires

first_imgLaos : des singes maltraités avant d’être vendus à des laboratoiresDes dizaines de milliers de singes, en partie illégalement capturés dans la nature, seraient maltraités dans des fermes du Laos avant d’être envoyés dans des laboratoires, à l’étranger, d’après une ONG britannique. C’est l’Union britannique pour l’abolition de la vivisection (BUAV) qui a déclenché l’alerte. Selon cette ONG, des dizaines de milliers de singes dont un grand nombre ont été illégalement capturés dans la nature, seraient détenus dans des conditions épouvantables au sein de fermes au Laos. Un “élevage” qui n’aurait qu’un seul but : envoyer ensuite les animaux dans des laboratoires étrangers.Alors que le marché mondial des animaux utilisées dans la recherche se trouve en pleine expansion, le Laos aurait exporté près de 35.000 macaques depuis 2004, d’après la BUAV. Or, les “conditions épouvantables et le traitement réservé aux singes dans les fermes d’élevage (…) violent les règles internationalement admises. Certains singes ont été retrouvés morts en cage, d’autres étaient très amaigris et/ou souffrant de pertes de poils et de blessures”, explique l’organisation dans un communiqué.Le rapport indique que les primates sont d’abord vendus à des compagnies chinoises et vietnamiennes, puis livrés à des laboratoires américains et européens. Le document dénonce ainsi une “expansion rapide du commerce international des singes vivants en Asie du Sud-est depuis 2004” et appelle les Etats à agir pour lutter contre la “cruauté et le pillage des populations de macaques”. Se mobiliser auprès des ambassades du Laos À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Une situation d’autant plus préoccupante que certains animaux ont été capturés dans la nature pour compléter le rendement des fermes. Chris Shepherd, directeur adjoint en Asie du Sud-est du groupe de protection animale Traffic, souligne ainsi : “c’est aussi moins cher de capturer des animaux en pleine nature que de les élever”.Aujourd’hui, l’organisation appelle ainsi à envoyer des lettres aux ambassades du Laos à travers le monde pour inciter le gouvernement à mettre en place une interdiction immédiate de capture dans la nature, d’élevage et d’export des singes pour l’industrie de la recherche. Le 6 mars 2012 à 20:18 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Is Tejasvi Surya next MJ Akbar asks Congress as sexual abuse charge

first_imgThe Bharatiya Janata Party fielded Tejasvi Surya from Bengaluru South constituency.Days after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka fielded Tejasvi Surya from Bengaluru South constituency, the BJP candidate finds himself at the centre of a controversy after the Karnataka Congress attacked him, citing gruesome details of allegations of “abuse” by a woman against him and questioned the saffron party about his selection.Taking to Twitter, Karnataka Congress posted, “Is @Tejasvi_Surya another M J Akbar in the making? Dear @BJP4India, @Tejasvi_Surya seems to be a great choice. #BangaloreSouth will remember. #MeToo #LokSabhaPolls2019.” The tweet was accompanied by screenshots of comments allegedly made by the woman on Twitter. TwitterThe concerned woman seems to have deleted the comments which she had made against Surya on the social media platform. The woman, in her tweets, claimed to have “suffered” at the hands of Surya and has questioned why the BJP had not done a background check before issuing the ticket to him. The Congress shared the screenshots of the tweet. The woman alleged that she was not his first victim or would be the last and also claimed to be ready to share the proof.Congress have mentioned the name of MJ Akbar in its tweet. Following a spate of allegations of sexual harassment against MJ Akbar, the minister had to step down as Minister of State for External Affairs in 2018.Who is Tejasvi Surya?In a surprise move, the BJP fielded the saffron party’s youth wing leader Surya from its bastion of Bangalore South from where the widow of union minister Ananth Kumar, a six-time MP from the constituency, was denied the ticket.28-year-old Surya, a lawyer by profession, has filed his nomination on Tuesday (March 26). He is the nephew of BJP MLA Ravi Subramanya, who represents Basavanagudi. The party’s young candidate is set to face the Congress veteran, BK Hariprasad, who is contesting from the seat after two decades in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019.After Surya was nominated from Bengaluru South, he expressed his excitement as a BJP candidate in Twitter saying, “I have been blessed with an opportunity to contest as @BJP4India candidate from Bangalore South. I promise to be a committed ambassador of PM Narendra Modi. Join me today as I file my nomination and embark on this new journey.last_img read more

Twelfth Doctors Comic Adventures Continue in Issue 214

first_imgStay on target Peter Capaldi’s on-screen adventures may end this year, but the Twelfth Doctor will endure on the comic book page.Issue 14 of the Doctor’s second year launched on Wednesday, marking the start of a two-party story featuring the mystery of the Time Surgeon.In Titan Comics’ “Invasion of the Mindmorphs” Part 1, writer Robbie Morrison and artist Rachael Stott plunge readers into the alternative-timeline world of the Time Surgeon—a punk rocker chrononaut from the planet Galahad with Gallifreyan-like tattoos, a sonic scalpel, and silver-fox mohawk—and his assistant, Nurse Kara.But step back from The Minister and his eradicating deathroids, and you’ll meet fictional creators Sonny Robinson and Val Kent, who are about to get a visit from the Doctor they’re parodying.“From the means streets of 1920s San Francisco to a reality-shaping serpent of myth, we close out Year Two with a two-part film noir gumshoe horror spectacular that’s packed full of surprises,” the comiXology description said.Part 1 comes with three new covers, and is available in print and digital form for $8 or $3.99, respectively.Titan ComicsMorrison kicked off the Golden Years of the Doctor and Clara in January 2016; now, the year-long adventure ends with next month’s part-two installment. Issue 15 hits stands March 1; excited fans can pre-order the book online.For those who prefer to collect en masse, volume five of the Twelfth Doctor’s comic adventures (issues six through 10) launched in December; all 117 pages are available for $14.99 in softcover/hardcover or digital editions.Titan Comics, meanwhile, plans to follow December’s digital-first “The Twelfth Doctor: Ghost Stories” release with a comic book mini-series featuring new superhero, The Ghost.As reported by Blogtor Who, the four-parter from George Mann features Capaldi’s Doctor, Lucy, The Ghost (first seen in the 2016 Doctor Who Christmas special), and super-villain The Smoke on a journey through time and space (as if there’s any other kind).The upcoming title includes five covers from artists Mariano Laclaustra, Simon Myers, Antonio Fuso, and Luis Guerrero. HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster last_img read more

NSElisted firms market value crosses Rs 100 trillion

first_imgBoosted by a rally in stocks, total market valuation of listed companies at the National Stock Exchange (NSE) hit the Rs 100 trillion-mark on Wednesday. The market capitalisation (m-cap) of NSE listed firms rose to Rs 100.2 trillion at the end of trade. The 50-share Nifty hit a historic high of 8,741.85. The 50-share index also registered all-time closing high of 8,729.50, a gain of 33.90 points or 0.39 per cent.“Extending their northward journey for fifth day in a row, the key benchmark indices gained close to half a per cent. Initially, firm global cues helped index to open on positive note which later followed by a range bound session till the end,” said Jayant Manglik, President-retail distribution, Religare Securities Limited. At the Nifty, 27 stocks advanced, while 23 declined. Also Read – I-T issues 17-point checklist to trace unaccounted DeMO cashHUL was the biggest gainer with 5.34 per cent rise, while ITC with a loss of 5.15 per cent was the biggest loser at the Nifty. Bonanza Portfolio Senior Vice-President Rakesh Goyal said the crucial Budget date announcement was also a market mover. Scaling a similar peak, the total market valuation of all listed firms at the BSE had hit a record high of Rs 100 trillion in November last year. At present, the total market cap of BSE listed firms stands at Rs 1,02,56,540 crore. Meanwhile, rising for the fifth day in a row, benchmark the BSE Sensex on Wednesday set a life-time high of 28,958 points and NSE Nifty recorded a historic 8,741 points as overall macro outlook and optimism over forthcoming budget continue to buoy investor sentiment. The Sensex ended the day’s trade at a record 28,888.86, up by 104.19 points or 0.36 per cent from its previous close.last_img read more

Decoding fashion for different body shapes

first_imgPicking clothes for this festive season? Keep your body shape in mind to get the perfect outfit for a fashionable statement, say experts.Few experts have decoded fashion for different body shapes and here are tips for you to follow. Apple shape: Draw focus on arms and legs with outfits that are loose on waist. A-line kurta, deep neckline works best for you. Choose slim, cigarette pants and keep dupatta on side.Pear shape: You should go for an Anarkali top paired up with solid coloured patialas. Clingy outfits and tight bottoms should be avoided. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfHourglass shape: You have the curves, and you should flaunt them with Anarkalis, peplum top paired with fitted pants, or flared tops with fit bottom. Avoid ill fitted clothing.Inverted triangle shape: Straight cut tops, wrap tops, split tops with flared or fuller pants and skirts are best for you. Also, below is the list of some accessories one can add to complete the look. Maangtika: Kundan maangtikas are in rage. The tear droplet gives a very elegant look and you can opt for droplet that matches with your dress. Also in vogue are the Rajasthani Mangtikas with a single circular ornament.Big nose ring: Big nose rings have become a common favourite among women. Don’t want to get nose piercing done? Well, you try many options from the clip on category.last_img read more

Smart Glass Market Industry Statistics Trends Size Growth Share Demand and

first_imgGlobal Smart Glass Market valued approximately USD 3.85 billion in 2018 is anticipated to grow with a healthy growth rate of more than 16.63% over the forecast period 2019-2026. The Smart Glass Market is continuously growing in the global scenario at significant pace. Smart glass controls the transmission properties of light by alterations in heat and voltage. Various types of smart glass include thermochromic, electrochromic, photochromic, suspended particle device (SPD), polymer disperse liquid crystal (PDLC), micro-blinds, and nanocrystal glass.Request for a sample copy of this report @ glasses are majorly used in construction industry in the form of electrochromic windows. Rapid developments in the automotive industry, expansion in the application areas and growing demand glass in construction industry are the substantial driving factors of the market during the forecast period. Additionally, administrative initiatives for green building and Growing demand from transportation sector are expected to boost the demand for smart glass. Moreover, emergence of smart glass technologies and shift from traditional approach of energy conservation to innovative approach using smart glasses are the factors that likely to create numerous opportunity in the near future. Moreover, smart glass offers several benefits such as  helps in maintain privacy, energy saving, durable, blocks UV rays and so on therefore, these benefits also impelling the demand of smart glass among end-users all over the world. However, high manufacturing cost of smart glass products and lack of awareness about emerging innovations by the service providers are the factors that limiting the growth of the market during the forecast period.The regional analysis of Global Smart Glass Market is considered for the key regions such as Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America and Rest of the World. North America is the leading/significant region across the world in terms of market share due to presence of favorable regulations and increasing automotive production due to demand of smart glass is also rising in the region. Europe is estimated to grow at stable growth rate in the global Smart Glass market over the upcoming years. Further, Asia-Pacific is anticipated to exhibit higher growth rate / CAGR over the forecast period 2019-2026 due to increasing adoption of smart glass in transportation and consumer electronics across the region.The major market player included in this report are: Asahi Glass Co. Ltd. , ChromoGenics AB, Corning Incorporated, Dupont, E-chromic Technologies Inc., Gentex Corporation, Guardian Industries Corp., Hitachi Chemical Co. Ltd., Innovative Glass Corporation, Kinestral Technologies Inc., LTI Smart Glass  Inc., Merck KGaA, Pleotint LLC, PPG Industries Inc., RavenBrick LLC, Research Frontiers Inc.The objective of the study is to define market sizes of different segments & countries in recent years and to forecast the values to the coming eight years. The report is designed to incorporate both qualitative and quantitative aspects of the industry within each of the regions and countries involved in the study. Furthermore, the report also caters the detailed information about the crucial aspects such as driving factors & challenges which will define the future growth of the market. Additionally, the report shall also incorporate available opportunities in micro markets for stakeholders to invest along with the detailed analysis of competitive landscape and product offerings of key players. The detailed segments and sub-segment of the market are explained below:Request for a Discount Sample @ Technology:ElectrochromicPDLCSPDThermochromicPhotochromicBy Application:ArchitecturalTransportationAutomotiveAircraftMarineConsumer ElectronicsPower GenerationBy Regions:North America- U.S., CanadaEurope- UK, Germany.Asia Pacific: China, India, JapanLatin America: Brazil, Mexico, Rest of the WorldFurthermore, years considered for the study are as follows:Historical year – 2016, 2017Base year – 2018Forecast period – 2019 to 2026Target Audience of the Global Waterjet Cutting Machine Consumables Market in Market Study:Key Consulting Companies & AdvisorsLarge, medium-sized, and small enterprisesVenture capitalistsValue-Added Resellers (VARs)Third-party knowledge providersInvestment bankersInvestorsAccess Full Summery @ of ContentsChapter 1 Executive SummaryChapter 2 Smart Glass Market Definition and ScopeChapter 3 Smart Glass Market DynamicsChapter 4 Smart Glass Market Industry AnalysisChapter 5 Smart Glass Market, by ApplicationChapter 6 Smart Glass Market, by Deployment ModeChapter 7 Smart Glass Market, by Regional AnalysisChapter 8 Competitive IntelligenceChapter 9.    Research Process9.1.    Research Process9.1.1.    Data Mining9.1.2.    Analysis9.1.3.    Market Estimation9.1.4.    Validation9.1.5.    Publishing9.1.6.    Research AssumptionAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. 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first_img3- Prioritising the wrong models of communication: We sabotage our happiness and wreak havoc with our relationships, failing to see which is more important in our life. Small, precious moments are slipping away because we’re focused on reading all of our emails, and we get unreasonably anxious if we put our phones away even for 30 minutes.DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Why not join us there? WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Is your smartphone ruining your relationships? How many times have you been on a romantic date, a date where you actually liked the person, but you couldn’t resist being on your phone for whatever reason?You just HAVE TO Instagram that meal, don’t you?Is the Internet putting up a barrier between people, even in bed?Many mothers will be on their cell-phones while getting their kids ready for school or even while making their lunch. I am guilty of that one! But besides all that, the main question is: Are our cell-phones ruining our relationships?Here are 3 points to consider when answering the above question:1- Smartphones can be the culprit of communication breakdown among couples. Intimacy is difficult to achieve or maintain when your phone keeps beeping with alerts, notifications and email reminders.In fact, some people talk more about their relationships on Facebook than they do face-to-face with the person they’re actually in a relationship with!2- We’ve become convinced that our mobile alerts and notifications are urgent, no matter what. We feel the urge to reply or check our email and social media accounts over and over again, like our lives depended on it. As a result, we’ve become overly attached to digital communication, regarding “real life” communication as secondary.last_img read more

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