Watch: MS Dhoni’s heartwarming gesture as he meets an aged fan in Wankhede

first_imgMahendra Singh Dhoni’s fan-base runs into the millions but he still makes sure to do all that he can for them whenever he gets the opportunity, just like he did on Thursday at the Wankhede stadium.MS Dhoni was seen with a aged fan who waited patiently to meet the Chennai Super Kings captain. Dhoni made his way down the stairs from the team dressing room and met with the old lady and a young girl who accompanied her near the sightscreen.Dhoni even took a selfie with the two and signed a CSK jersey for them as a souvenir to carry home.Dhoni has always been very kind towards his fans and even takes time out to meet and greet them during the matches, practice sessions and even at team hotels.Captain cool, @msdhoni humbleHeartwarming to see this gesture from the legend in Mumbai @ChennaiIPL #VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/6llHlenIzLIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 4, 2019MS Dhoni on Thursday suffered his first defeat as CSK captain as Mumbai Indians rode on Hardik Pandya’s all-rounder brilliance to win the match by 37 runs at the Wankhede stadium.Chasing 171 for victory, Mumbai restricted the Super Kings to 133 for 8 in 20 overs with Hardik Pandya and Lasith Malinga bagging three wickets each. Only Kedar Jadhav was able to put up a fight against the hosts as he slammed 58 off 54 balls while the rest of the CSK batsmen failed to fire.Dhoni though, blamed the loss on the poor fielding in the first innings and the ordinary death bowling, especially in the last two overs of Mumbai’s innings when Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard smashed 45 runs, including 29 in the final over bowled by Dwayne Bravo.advertisement”I think quite a few things went wrong for us. I think we started off well and 12th-13th over also we were on the mark, but after that there were some drops and mis-fields. The death bowling also didn’t come off. It was slightly tough on them.”We do more one-on-one stuff than team meetings. On a wicket like this, what is important is carefully study which boundaries they could have cut off, and where is the error in execution. Momentum totally depends on where you are at,” MS Dhoni said after the match.Also Read | Mumbai Indians 1st team to win 100 IPL matches, CSK’s winning streak endsAlso Read | Hardik Pandya on playing helicopter shot in front of MS Dhoni: Happy that it came offAlso Read | Hardik Pandya one of MI’s key weapons, I am a massive fan: CSK coach Stephen Fleminglast_img read more

George W Bush And Bill Clinton To Participate In Conversation On Leadership

first_imgOn July 13, President George W. Bush and President Bill Clinton will participate in a conversation focused on leadership moderated by financier and philanthropist David Rubenstein at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas.The event is part of the graduation ceremony for 60 members of the 2017 Class of the Presidential Leadership Scholars (PLS) program.The PLS program is a unique leadership development initiative that draws upon the resources of the presidential centers of Lyndon B. Johnson, George H.W. Bush, William J. Clinton and George W. Bush. Since its inception in 2015, 181 Scholars have gained greater inspiration and a stronger sense of purpose as leaders through their participation in the program.The third class of 60 Scholars was selected during a rigorous process that began with more than 400 applications. Scholars were selected based on their leadership growth potential and the strength of their personal leadership projects aimed at improving the civic or social good by addressing a problem or need in a community, profession or organization.WHEN:Thursday, July 13, 20175:00 p.m.The Presidential Leadership Scholars (PLS) program is designed for leaders from varied backgrounds who share a commitment to facing society’s greatest challenges. The program seeks participants who have the desire and capacity to take their leadership strengths to a higher level in order to help their communities and emboldens them with the practical skills needed to drive solution-oriented action. By including a roster of presidential centers – two Republican and two Democratic –the program creates a rare opportunity to instill in Scholars a brand of principled leadership that transcends diverse backgrounds.Through the PLS program curriculum, participants have connected with some of the best minds in the study of leadership and benefited from the assets of the participating presidential centers and insights of the former presidents and people who served with them. In addition to Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, throughout the three years of the program Scholars also have had the opportunity to hear from speakers such as former First Lady Laura W. Bush; the Right Honourable Tony Blair; former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Senator Rob Portman; Governor Terry McAuliffe; former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates; former Secretaries of Commerce Don Evans and Carlos Gutierrez; former Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman; former Secretaries of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala and Sylvia Mathews Burwell; former Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings; former Chiefs of Staff Joshua Bolten, Erskine Bowles, Andrew Card, Mack McLarty, John Podesta, and John Sununu; former Counselor to the President Larry Temple; and more.During the program, Scholars work on a personal leadership project, intended to provide them with the opportunity to both apply the skills and competencies learned throughout the program and help achieve the program’s ultimate desired outcome of increasing social good. The Scholars have expanded the outreach and impact of their projects, including efforts to improve our nation’s schools, support transitioning members of the military, bring poverty relief to communities around the globe, and implement practical business solutions to enhance public and private partnerships; by leveraging their existing knowledge and experience with the skills and competencies learned throughout the program.last_img read more

Mayawati meets Akhilesh after exit polls projections

first_imgLucknow: BSP supremo Mayawati and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav met here on Monday after exit poll projections that the NDA is all set to form the government again at the Centre. Yadav, who had formed a coalition with the BSP and the RLD to take on the BJP, drove to the residence of Mayawati. Details of what transpired between the two top leaders was not known immediately.last_img

Canadian Minister to have talks with Lankan government

A top Canadian minister is to have talks with the Sri Lankan government over the weekend, the Canadian High Commission said today.The High Commission said that Jason Kenney, Canada’s Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism will meet the government regarding Canada’s role in cracking down on human smuggling operations as well as recent changes in the Canadian asylum system. While his visit is purely to discuss immigration related issues, it also comes as Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper contemplates if he will attend the Commonwealth Heads Of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka later this year. The Canadian government said recently that Harper will not attend CHOGM in Sri Lanka unless there is an improvement in the human rights situation in Sri Lanka. Canadian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Chrystiane Roy had told The Sunday Leader that the Canadian government feels the Sri Lankan government continues to fail victims and survivors of the war.The spokesperson also said that Canada is ‘deeply troubled’ by recent reports of intimidation of judges in Sri Lanka, and reiterate the importance of judicial independence. read more

RBC and TD seeking settlements over currency traders sharing confidential info

TORONTO — Canada’s two largest banks are seeking to settle allegations that their currency traders used confidential information in chatrooms to gain potential advantage in foreign exchange transactions between 2011 and 2013.The Ontario Securities Commission will conduct hearings Friday to determine whether it’s in the public interest to approve settlement agreements between the regulator’s staff and the Royal Bank of Canada along with the Toronto-Dominion Bank.In statements of allegations, the OSC says there are “many hundreds” of examples of inappropriate or improper behaviour at each bank.The statements allege confidential information, including trade sizes, timing, price, or stop-loss levels, was shared by the bank’s traders with others participants in chatrooms or received to gain a potential advantage in the market over traders at other firms who did not have access to this information.While exchanging “market colour” including economic analysis relating to the movement of currencies was acceptable, the OSC says traders inappropriately sought and disclosed specific transaction details to gain advantage in the market.The OSC says the two banks failed to have sufficient supervision and controls in its currency trading business. It says compliance monitoring issues continued into 2015 despite banning multi-dealer chatrooms in November 2013.The Canadian Press read more

Japan gives UN 35 million to help disarm excombatants in Afghanistan

The scheme, named “Afghanistan’s New Beginnings Programme,” will identify, collect and store heavy and light weapons and offer former soldiers and militia combatants’ alternative sources of income. Incentives will include one-time cash and/or in-kind benefits, targeted micro-credit programmes, vocational training and possibly financial support for small and medium-sized enterprises.A main target will be middle-rank militia commanders, who still control many communities. “As long as these commanders are seen to provide economic opportunities for their communities, they are likely to remain powerful,” said UNDP Country Director in Afghanistan, Ercan Murat.The programme is expected to open a main office in Kabul by mid-March and establish regional offices by early May in Mazar-i-Sharif, Kandahar, Jalalabad, Kunduz, Bamiyan, Parwan, Gardez and Herat.After two decades of almost continuous warfare, there are many heavily armed militias throughout the country. Canada and the United Kingdom have already contributed to demobilization and reintegration efforts, and the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the United States are among potential donors.A disarmament programme in Faryab province, northern Afghanistan stalled last month over factional differences after collecting some 500 light and heavy weapons in just five days. read more

Chorus stock falls on dividend cut fears after arbitrators side with Air

MONTREAL – Chorus Aviation could be forced to cut its dividend after the regional partner of Air Canada lost an arbitration decision that will cost it millions of dollars and trim its cashflow, an analyst warned Wednesday.Under the decision, the panel accepted Air Canada’s (TSX:AC.B) contention that it was paying too much to Chorus under its capacity purchase agreement.Both sides had agreed to compare or benchmark the growth of controllable costs at Chorus’ operating subsidiary, Jazz Aviation, in 2009 and 2015 to those of a specified group of similar operators in the U.S.It was sent to private arbitration after they disagreed on the methodology to ensure controllable costs, including salaries and wages, maintenance and overhead, are kept in check.Although a majority on the arbitration panel ruled that the current 12.5 per cent markup is too high, it didn’t agree to the 9.48 per cent that Air Canada was seeking. Air Canada pays 12.5 cents on top of every dollar it pays to Chorus for controllable costs.The award is retroactive to 2010 and will require Chorus to repay millions of dollars in markups to Air Canada.The amount owed wasn’t clear but under the worse-case scenario, Chorus has estimated that it would be required to repay $24.4 million for 2010 and $24.7 million for 2011 and up to $20 million in 2012.Chorus (TSX:CHR.B) said it will seek clarification on the panel’s decision, which agreed that “certain controllable cost adjustments” are to be made in its favour.“The benchmarking exercise and the subsequent award are very complicated. There are a number of issues within the decision that require clarity,” spokeswoman Manon Stuart said in an email.She said Chorus can’t provide a comprehensive overview of the result because of the lack of clarity on these other issues.“However, we can confirm that Air Canada will not receive its full claim in the arbitration. We will not speculate on the possible outcomes and will confirm our position once issues have been clarified.”The Halifax-based company’s shares fell on news of the ruling, closing down 10.6 per cent, or 39 cents, to $3.29 in Wednesday trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.Cameron Doerksen of National Bank Financial said the ruling could force Chorus to cut its dividend by 25 to 35 per cent even though the decision isn’t the worst of possible outcomes.“(There) will be cash implications so expect a dividend cut,” he said in a research note.Doerksen had previously estimated the amount Chorus would have to pay to Air Canada in 2013 would range between $15 million and $20 million.Chorus had $97.1 million in cash at the end of the second quarter, enough to pay Air Canada. But lower free cash flow stemming from a lower markup and capital requirements for new aircraft purchases could force the substantial dividend cut from its payout of 60 cents per share, Doerksen added.Doerksen said a total loss by Chorus would have forced him to cut his current valuation of $3.50 per share by 30 per cent.“Given that the financial impact will not be as severe as the worst-case, we do not expect to reduce our target by that magnitude.“Nevertheless, our valuation will be reduced and we await further details from Chorus before fully assessing the financial impact,” he wrote, adding that most, if not all, analysts assumed a positive outcome for Chorus in the arbitration.Chorus is expected to announce its next dividend payout in December.The ruling continues Air Canada’s string of successful arbitration rulings. Earlier, it won separate arbitration rulings with its pilots, flight attendants and machinists to end months of labour disputes. Chorus stock falls on dividend cut fears after arbitrators side with Air Canada by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 3, 2012 5:33 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Sessions US to continue use of privately run prisons

Sessions: US to continue use of privately run prisons FILE – In this Jan. 10, 2017 file photo, then-Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Attorney General Sessions has signaled his support for the federal government’s use of private prisons, rescinding a memo meant to phase out their use. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) WASHINGTON – Attorney General Jeff Sessions signalled Thursday his strong support for the federal government’s continued use of private prisons, reversing an Obama administration directive to phase out their use. Stock prices of major private prison companies rose at the news.Sessions issued a memo replacing one issued last August by Sally Yates, the deputy attorney general at the time.That memo, which followed a harshly critical government audit of privately run prisons, directed the federal Bureau of Prisons to begin reducing and ultimately end its reliance on contract facilities. Yates, in her announcement, said private facilities have more safety and security problems than government-run ones and were less necessary given declines in the overall federal prison population.But Sessions, in his memo, said Yates’ directive went against longstanding Justice Department policy and practice and “impaired the Bureau’s ability to meet the future needs of the federal correctional system.” He said he was directing the BOP to “return to its previous approach.”The federal prison population — now just under 190,000 — has been dropping due in part to changes in federal sentencing policies over the last few years. Private prisons now hold about 21,000 inmates in 12 facilities, a fraction of the total BOP population, the Justice Department said Thursday.Yet the federal prison population may increase again given Sessions’ commitment to aggressive enforcement of drug and immigration laws, and his focus on combating violent crime.The latest memo — issued just two weeks after Sessions was sworn in as attorney general — could be part of a more expansive rollback of criminal justice policies enacted by the Obama administration Justice Department, including directives against seeking mandatory minimum punishments for nonviolent drug offenders.The private prison industry has been a major contributor to Republican political campaigns, particularly in recent years.As a candidate, President Donald Trump said he supported the use of private prisons, and the shares of the major companies — including Geo Group and CoreCivic Co., formerly Corrections Corporation of America — jumped after the election amid anticipation that the incoming administration would again turn to them.“I do think we can do a lot of privatizations and private prisons. It seems to work a lot better,” Trump told MSNBC in March.The federal government started to rely on private prisons in the late 1990s because of overcrowding. Many of the federal prison inmates in private facilities are foreign nationals who are being held on immigration offences. The Yates policy did not extend to prisons used by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which hold tens of thousands of immigrants awaiting deportation.Immigration and human rights advocates have long complained about conditions in privately run prisons. An inspector general audit from last August said problems at private prisons in recent years included property damage, injuries and the death of a corrections officer.___Follow Eric Tucker at http://www.twitter.com/etuckerAP by Eric Tucker, The Associated Press Posted Feb 23, 2017 2:37 pm MDT Last Updated Feb 23, 2017 at 6:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

UPDATE Terror attack at UK Parliament

(BBC) A police officer has been stabbed in the Houses of Parliament in central London, in what police are treating as a terrorist incident.The attacker, who was shot by police officers, is reported to have earlier mowed down several pedestrians as he drove a car across Westminster Bridge.He crashed it into railings before running into the Palace of Westminster and stabbing the officer.A Downing Street source said Prime Minister Theresa May was safe.Prime Minister Theresa May was seen being ushered into a silver Jaguar car as what sounded like gunfire rang out at Parliament during the incident.MPs said they had heard three or four gunshots and staff inside Parliament were told to stay inside their offices.Commons Leader David Lidington told MPs the “alleged assailant was shot by armed police”.Tom Peck, political editor for the Independent, tweeted: “There was a loud bang. Screams. Commotion. Then the sound of gunshots. Armed police everywhere.”Press Association political editor Andrew Woodcock witnessed the scenes unfolding from his office window overlooking New Palace Yard.“I heard shouts and screams from outside and looked out, and there was a group of maybe 40 or 50 people running round the corner from Bridge Street into Parliament Square.“They appeared to be running away from something.“As the group arrived at the Carriage Gates, where policemen are posted at the security entrance, a man suddenly ran out of the crowd and into the yard.“He seemed to be holding up a long kitchen knife.“I heard what sounded like shots – I think about three of them – and then the next thing I knew there were two people lying on the ground and others running to help them.“Armed police were quickly on the scene and I heard them shouting to people to get out of the yard.”‘Mowed down’An eyewitness, Radoslaw Sikorski, a senior fellow at Harvard’s Centre for European Studies, posted a video to Twitter showing people lying injured in the road on Westminster Bridge.He wrote: “A car on Westminster Bridge has just mowed down at least 5 people.”Scotland Yard said it was called to a firearms incident on Westminster Bridge amid reports of several people injured.Transport for London said Westminster underground station has been shut at the police’s request, and buses diverted.Mr Lidington said: “It seems that a police officer has been stabbed, that the alleged assailant was shot by armed police.“An air ambulance is currently attending the scene to remove the casualties.“There are also reports of further violent incidents in the vicinity of the Palace of Westminster but I hope colleagues on all sides will appreciate that it’d be wrong of me to go into further details until we have confirmation from the police and from the House security authorities about what is going on.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedAssailant shot, at least a dozen injured in incident at UK parliamentMarch 22, 2017In “World”London attack: World leaders show solidarityMarch 23, 2017In “World”British MP dies after shooting attackJune 16, 2016In “latest news” read more

Holiday Craft Winefest to toast season Saturday at Hilton

first_imgCody Gray • What: Holiday Craft Winefest of Vancouver: About 20 local wineries with 70 wines will offer tastings, bottles and special holiday gift packages.• Where: Hilton Vancouver Washington, Heritage Ballroom, 301 W. Sixth St.• When: 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday.• Cost: $21 at the door, $1 each for additional tasting tickets, proceeds support Second Chance Companions animal rescue.• Information: The Craft WinefestA new Clark County festival may have the perfect solution for those in the market for an unusual local Christmas gift or Thanksgiving beverage.The Holiday Craft Winefest of Vancouver, which runs from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Hilton Vancouver Washington, is not only a wine-tasting event but a place to buy gift baskets, bottled wines and other wine-related local merchandise, said Cody Gray, the festival’s organizer.“It came about because everybody really liked the Craft Winefest of Vancouver, which we held for the first time in June,” said Gray, who is also a co-founder of the Vancouver Brewfest. “In talking to the wineries, a lot of them had new releases for the season, so a holiday event made sense.”Local and regional wineries from Washington and Oregon will sell and offer tastings of about 70 different wines. And 25 percent of the sales go to Second Chance Companions, an animal rescue group based in Clark County and Portland, Gray said.“We’ll have gift baskets, wine ranks made from granite, artwork, soap made with wine, many items along with the wines themselves,” Gray said. “We’ll also have four local breweries there for those that prefer beer.”last_img read more

Miramar Hampton Inn armed suspects face judge

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – A group of suspects faced a judge after an armed altercation at a Fort Lauderdale hotel.All four of the suspects were charged with kidnapping and armed robbery, Friday morning.They were arrested Thursday with a fifth suspect who is a juvenile.A SWAT team surrounded them at a Hampton Inn in Miramar, after hotel staff reported that the group demanded a hotel room key and were possibly armed.Officials investigated and found out they had several guns, including a rifle.According to police, the group were threatening and tried to confront two juveniles who were staying in a hotel room.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Lost in Space Gets Its Own Audio Adventure on Google Home Speakers

first_imgThe smart speaker category is being led by Amazon, which is estimated to have a 66 percent market share, according to Kantar. Google is second with a market share of 30 percent. This isn’t the first time Hollywood has tapped smart speaker makers to promote their properties. Warner Bros. and DC Comics previously worked with Amazon to bring an ambitious audio adventure dubbed “The Wayne Investigation” to the company’s Echo smart speakers. And Fox promoted the reboot of “24” by bringing the trademark ticking-clock sound of the show to the Echo.Kantar Research recently estimated that 34% of Americans currently own a smart speaker. 50 percent of these device owners use their smart speaker several times a day. Netflix is promoting its “Lost in Space” reboot with a new interactive audio adventure on Google’s smart speakers: The “Lost in Space” audio game encourages participants to help key characters of the show after their spaceship crash-lands on an unknown planet.The audio adventure, which lasts between 5 and 6 minutes, features a branched narrative and multiple-choice questions and answers. It was recorded with participation of the show’s cast, and produced in collaboration between Netflix and Google.Users can launch the audio adventure by asking their Home speaker to “play the ‘Lost in Space’ game.” They don’t need to have any previous knowledge about the show, and the audio adventure is spoiler-free. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety last_img read more

Art beyond barriers

first_imgAustralia will get a historical perspective of India’s visual art heritage associated with the Ramayana, as the National Museum is lending it 101 miniature paintings on the celebrated epic for an exhibition.The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) in Canberra will next month receive NM’s set of Rama-Katha collection that features varied-style miniature paintings done between the 17th and 19th centuries. Pooled in from India’s northern, central and eastern territories, the grand body of artwork will be on display in the 1967-founded National Gallery of Australia (NGA) for three months from May 22. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop, while announcing this formally here today amid a meeting with India’s Minister of Culture and Tourism Mahesh Sharma, stressed the need for collaborative efforts between nations to promote heritage.“We must be undertaking more such endeavours,” added the minister, who later visited NM and viewed the Rama-Katha series.Sharma noted that the upcoming exhibition strove to re-kindle global interest in Indian miniature paintings, particularly those to the great epics of the country. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix“While this exhibition will certainly be a treat for Indian audiences in Australia, it will also be a special way of introducing aspects of Indian culture among its citizens, further empowering the strong cultural tie between the two countries,” he noted.NM curator Vijay Kumar Mathur, who has selected the 101 paintings in chronological progression capturing the story of the Ramayana that has caught public imagination for over 2,500 years, said the collection is one of India’s richest artefacts.last_img read more

Art quartet – Symbolising society

first_imgThe journey of four artists from Bengal, reflecting various themes and forms of expression has found its way to one of the most deserving destinations. Art Quartet, a group exhibition of paintings by Amit Chakraborty, Saibal Datta, Sambuddha Dutta Gupta and Sankar Mondal, at Lalit Kala Akademi speaks volumes about an artist’s observations and silent screams.Sharing a common platform, to convey their individual experiences of life, the artists have laid out a collection of very vibrant and expressive work for art enthusiasts. While Amit Chakraborty’s paintings come with a tinge of satire and the changing political flavour of Bengal – with the donkey faces in the Expressions series, two red chairs behind locked doors, and the iconic painting of the Bengal tiger’s plight – the painting that stands out the most reflects poignancy and nostalgia in its layers of undertones, and makes one take a journey back to the roots. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfSaibal Datta’s ‘Controlled Chaos’ comes in a series of chaotic yet colourful strokes of brilliant abstract forms on canvas. He says, “My silence is imbued with joy and hope, often permeated through a mechanism of controlled chaos.”‘Reminiscence of Nature’ by Sambuddha Dutta Gupta portrays the wonders of nature through various form of womanhood in fascinating lively colours. The artist says, “I constantly try to define the power of a woman through the use of bold strokes and compositions that are very quaint and imaginative.” Many of his paintings try to connect the viewers to the immense potential in a woman. One would spot several flying figures in his works, suggesting the freedom from societal norms that a woman craves.Shankar Mondal’s ‘Silent Layers’ is a riot of vibrant colours, attempting to showcase the changing facets of time. His paintings portray the passion play of the journey into the visual world. He says, “The facts and factors, the memories are all laid out on the canvas softly and carefully, opening up new dialogues.”The versatile exhibition is on display at Gallery 6, Lalit Kala Akademi until November 6 from 10am to 7pm.last_img read more

Nations Taking A Stand Against Imported Plastic Waste

first_imgClose Many nations are now taking a stand against the piling of plastic imported from other countries. Some countries are placing stricter rules and even bans, while others are directly shipping the waste back to the origin countries.Imported Plastic WasteIt used to be the norm for larger nations to send their recyclable plastic waste to other countries, particularly developing countries. It was a cheap way to get rid of waste, prevent the piling up of garbage, and meet recycling targets. On the part of the recipient countries, it was also a source of income. The European Union is the largest exporter of waste, while the United States is the top single country exporter.However, many of the recipient countries are recently taking a stand against imported plastic waste. The problem is that only a small percentage of the waste actually gets recycled, and many of the imported waste were found to be contaminated with non-recyclables. These non-recyclables end up either having to be burned or piling up in waterways in landfills, causing health and environment problems. All ⓒ 2018 TECHTIMES.com All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission. Ads by Amazon Ads by Amazon Search China BanThe problem was highlighted after China’s ban on waste imports. Until January of 2018, China imported most of the world’s waste, but the nation implemented a ban because of contamination and pollution concerns. Since then, they only accepted recycled plastic waste that is 99.5 percent pure.After the ban, the waste that was usually sent to China was sent to other countries such as the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, Turkey, and South Korea. Unfortunately, the waste being sent to said countries are still not completely recyclable, and still posed health and environment threats.Action Against Waste ImportsRecently, the Philippines returned tons of mislabeled waste to Canada, while Malaysia will be returning 3,000 tons of waste back to their origin countries. Other countries also implemented new rules such as Thailand’s temporary ban on imported plastic waste. Malaysia has also revoked import permits, while Vietnam is planning to ban all imports of plastic waste by 2025.Just this past May, after a two-week convention, the United Nations announced that 187 countries agreed to restrict the shipment of hard-to-recycle plastics to developing nations. Should any country wish to send waste to another country, they have to secure a permit from the recipient country’s government first.The legally binding agreement is expected to take effect within a year, with the hopes of giving the plastic trade some transparency, and of helping to control the global plastic waste problem. TAG Plastic Waste, Import ban, Garbage DEAL OF THE DAY ENDS IN AllVideo On Demand: Rent or BuyClothing & AccessoriesMajor AppliancesArts, Crafts & SewingAutomotiveBaby & NurseryBeauty & GroomingBooks & TextbooksCollectible CoinsCamera & PhotoCell Phones & AccessoriesClassical MusicComputers, Tablets & ComponentsBlu-Ray & DVDElectronic Components & Home AudioEntertainment CollectiblesVideo GamesOther Gift Card BrandsGrocery & Gourmet FoodPatio, Lawn & GardenHealth & HouseholdBusiness & Industrial SuppliesJewelryKindle StoreKitchen & DiningMagazinesMiscellaneousDigital MusicCDs & VinylMusical InstrumentsOffice & School SuppliesPet Food & SuppliesPatio, Lawn & GardenShoes, Handbags, Wallets, SunglassesSoftwareSports CollectiblesSports & FitnessHome ImprovementToys & GamesVHSVideo GamesWatches Bestsellerlast_img read more

Everything you need to know about booking a round the world ticket

first_img• British Airways • Qantas • Cathay Pacific (on some routes) How can I save money on a round the worldticket? What is a round the world (RTW) ticket? A round the world ticket lets you create a custom round trip, so you can join the dots on your dream destinations. Most tickets last for one year. They’re possible thanks to airline alliances, which are essentially networks of different carriers. Your RTW ticket acts like a pass so you can book flights with any of the airlines in that alliance. Totally up to you, although travelling west can help with that pesky jet lag each time you fly. Air Europa Air France Aeroflot Russain Airlines Aeromexico Aerolineas Alitalia China Airlines China Eastern Airlines China Southern Airlines CSA Czech Airlines Delta Garuda Indonesian Airways Kenya Airways Korean Air KLM Middle East Airlines Saudi Arabian Airlines Shanghai Airlines Tarom Vietnam Airlines XiamenAir American Airlines Finnair LATAM Qatar Airways SriLankan Airlines British Airways Iberia Malaysia Airlines Royal Jordanian Cathay Pacific Qantas S7 Airlines Let’s face it, travelling is fun. So fun in fact, that you may well decide to extend your trip. Most tickets give you the option to buy extra miles – with a Great Escapade ticket you can add up to 33,000 miles. Global Explorer Mileage: 29,000 milesStops: 6 stops max (must include Australia or New Zealand)Airlines you can fly with: Yes. In some places, you have to provide proof of your departure date (and ticket) to get a visa. Your travel agent or the Foreign Office can tell you which countries need this. Star Alliance Air Adria Aegean Air Canada Air China Air India Air New Zealand ANA Asiana Airlines Austrian Airlines Avianca Brussels airlines Copa Airlines Croatia Airlines EgyptAir Ethiopian Eva Air LOT Polish Airlines Lufthansa Scandinavian Airlines Shenzhen Airlines Singapore Airlines South African Airways Swiss TAP Portugal Thai Airways International Turkish Airlines United Airlines World Journey What’s better, a round the world ticket or booking multi-city flights myself? Mileage: 29,000, 34,000 or 39,000 milesStops: Minimum 2, maximum 15Airlines you can fly with: Unlike other airline bookings that change over time, prices for a round the world ticket tend to remain steady. Most alliances have an online booking tool, so you’ll get an upfront quote for the whole itinerary. Play around with dates and destinations and see how it affects the price. Generally, leaving between April and mid June is the cheapest time. If you’re thinking of booking each leg separately, our handy tool can work out the best time to book. Mileage: 26,000, 29,000, 33,000 or 38,000 milesStops: Max 15Airlines you can fly with: Your trip is less than a year You’re not bothered about flying with budget airlines (like Ryanair or AirAsia) You have a set travel plan You’re buying tickets on behalf of a group or family You’re part of a frequent flier programme and collect miles and perks Mileage: 25,000 or 29,000 milesStops: Up to 7 stopoversAirlines you can fly with: American Airlines British Airways Emirates LAN Qantas World Discovery/Plus Turning your layovers into stopovers will also give you more bang for your buck. With some tickets, they’ll count as stops anyway, so make the most of them by extending your stay for a while. Popular stopover destinations include Dubai, Singapore, Amsterdam, New York, LA, Bangkok, Tokyo, and Fiji. Bear in mind that other people might have the same idea. Most European travellers head to Asia first, for example. Going against the grain, including flying to places off-season or in shoulder seasons, could cost less and earn you an adventure off the beaten path. Mileage: 29,000 milesStops: UnlimitedAirlines you can fly with: Great Escapade Stops vs mileage: Some alliances will give you a maximum number of stops, while others only care about mileage.Travel direction: The majority of tickets expect you to travel continuously in the same direction and will only let you cross the Atlantic and the Pacific once. Some even require it: with a World Journey ticket, you have to do one transatlantic and one transpacific flight. Other tickets are slightly more flexible and let you double-back over continents (but not oceans). The lowest fare usually equals the fewest miles, so try to avoid backtracking unless you really have to.Travel restrictions: This varies per ticket, so get checking that small print. Some tickets insist on a ‘minimum stay’. For example, with Global Explorer, you can only return to your point of origin after 10 days.Changing flights: Plans change, especially when you’re booking travel so far ahead. Most RTW tickets are flexible and will let you change the time of travel for free, but they will charge for changing a destination – usually around $125. RelatedSix steps to supercharge your frequent flyer balanceIf you feel like you aren’t making the most out of all those air-miles then check out these tips to supercharge your frequent flyer balance.How to book a round the world trip in a lunch hourThink it’s complicated planning a multi-continent journey? Not the case. With oneworld’s round the world trip planner, it’s fast, simple. And cheap, too.High Mileage – Low Cost? Round-the-world with (mostly) budget airlinesI wrote a piece about this last year in happier financial times, but since then various airlines have gone bust It really depends what you’re after. A Great Escapade ticket gives you unlimited stops, while the oneworld Explorer is great because there’s no maximum mileage, and it doesn’t dock overland  ‘surface’ travel from your mileage like other tickets. If you’re planning on mixing up flights with travel via trains or car – the oneworld Explorer could be the best option. It mainly depends on where you want to go though. The best ticket for you is the one that flies to all the places on your travel bucket list. There are three major alliances that offer round the world tickets. They are: OneWorld (Global Explorer and oneworld Explorer), Star Alliance and Skyteam (World Journey). We’ve outlined the different options below, as well as a couple of smaller alliances you might find useful. Go for a round the world ticket if: Can I buy extra miles? Book your ticket at least four to six months in advance for the best price. Tickets also vary in price depending on your start city, so you could save by starting somewhere other than your home airport. For example, it might be cheaper to start your trip in Madrid rather than London. You’d still need to get to and from the cheaper city, but if you can do that on a budget airline, the potential savings could more than cover that cost. World Walkabout So, what’s the difference between the tickets? Aer Lingus American Airlines Alaska Airlines Bangkok Airways British Airways Cathay Pacific Fiji Airways Finnair Iberia Jetstar Jetstar Asia Jetstar Japan Jetstar Pacific LATAM Malaysia Airlines Meridana and WestJet Qatar Airways Qantas Royal Jordanian SriLankan Airlines S7 Airlines Look into multi-city flights if: ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Mileage: No maximum mileageStops: 16 flight segments, and 5, 6 or 7 stopsAirlines you can fly with: Visainformation correct as of 12 July 2019, obtained from www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. Please always check thelatest guidance at www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice  before booking a trip. Mileage: 26,000, 29,000, 34,000 or 39,000 milesStops: 16 flight segmentsAirlines you can fly with: Oneworld Explorer Your trip is longer than a year You don’t have a set plan yet You want to fly using budget airlines where possible You’re not part of a frequent flier programme You’re doing a lot of overland travel You want to be more flexible Ready to go? Find your perfect flights for you’re next round the world adventure, right here When is the cheapest time to travel? A round the world ticket will save you roughly a third on the full-cost price of all your flights, however it’s worth checking both options. If there are legs you could do with budget airlines, you could save more money that way. It’s a better idea to plan your direction based on the weather conditions at each of your destinations. You probably don’t want to hit India in the middle of the Monsoon. Equally, if you’re planning a seasonal highlight, like experiencing cherry blossoms in Japan (April) or whale watching in South Africa (June to November), you’ll need to be there for specific times of the year, so this will influence your choice. Who offers round the world tickets? • Air New Zealand • Singapore Airlines • Virgin Atlantic Do I need an onward ticket before landing in some countries? What’s the best direction to travel aroundthe world? What’s the best round the world ticket?last_img read more

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