O2M Launches 1st Virtual SecondHand Marketplace in Morocco

By Safaa KasraouiRabat – Digital marketing agency, O2M has launched its first virtual shopping place, Vide-Dressing, offering ready-to-wear clothes for women, April 10 in Morocco.Social network marketplace, ”Vide-Dressing,” has been inaugurated with the aim of encouraging the online purchase, sale and exchange of second-hand clothes. “Developed by the start-up, O2M Digital, this social fashion network has as main objective to make fashion on the Internet more economical and ecological,” O2M said in a press release, before adding that “Vid-Dressing.ma is the border between a social network and a ‘mall’ selling and exchanging second-hand clothes.”Project creators hope to renew the traditional-image of the marketing of online clothing. In contrast to other online second-hand markets in Morocco, Vide-dressing now enables women to exchange articles of similar value for free via the Vide-Dressing platform. Customers will also be able to follow up their best sellers’ activities. Buyers and sellers will communicate with each other instantaneously.Marketing transactions will be carried out directly between the users, which means that the platform will take no commission from the exchanging of products. Customers and sellers will have to communicate with each other in order to agree on methods of payment. read more

Over 2000 lives now lost to Zimbabwes worst ever cholera outbreak –

13 January 2009The death toll in Zimbabwe’s worst ever cholera outbreak has now topped 2,000, with more than 100 deaths – and nearly 1,500 new cases – added just today, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported. The death toll in Zimbabwe’s worst ever cholera outbreak has now topped 2,000, with more than 100 deaths – and nearly 1,500 new cases – added just today, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported. In all, there have been close to 40,000 cholera cases reported in Zimbabwe so far, according to WHO, which adds that virtually no part of the country has been spared in the epidemic, made worse by a near collapse of the health system and deteriorating humanitarian conditions.The disease, which is caused by contaminated food or water, has affected all ten of Zimbabwe’s provinces, and nearly 90 per cent of the country’s 62 local districts. Half the cases are in the capital, Harare, and only a handful of professionals are staffing clinics where several dozen are needed. WHO and sister agencies, such the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), have been scaling up their efforts to respond to the outbreak, including through the delivery of vital medical supplies.Boniface Nzara, a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Specialist with UNICEF Zimbabwe, painted a grim picture of what he found during a recent visit to a rural clinic in Chinrundu, a small community in the country’s northwest region. The clinic, which only has the capacity to treat eight patients, was overwhelmed on the day of his visit, with 185 cases and 16 deaths.“When we arrived at the clinic we were met by a frightening sight. People with cholera were just lying outside the clinic with very little assistance,” said Mr. Nzara. “The hygiene situation inside was literally a cholera breeding ground.” UNICEF was able to assist the clinic by providing a “cholera kit,” which includes two treatment tents large enough to house 50 patients, beds and pit latrine equipment, as well as IV fluids and oral rehydration salts. The agency also supplied a 5,000-litre water tank and 500,000 water-purification tablets to secure safe drinking water in the short term. The cholera epidemic is just the latest crisis to hit Zimbabwe, which has been faced with a worsening humanitarian situation owing to years of failed harvests, bad governance and hyperinflation, as well as months of political tensions after disputed presidential elections in March involving the incumbent Robert Mugabe and the opposition figure Morgan Tsvangirai. Although a power-sharing deal on the formation of a new government was reached in September with the help of regional leaders, outstanding issues remain, jeopardizing the deal’s implementation. read more

No sidewalk on Holden Avenue

Norfolk will respect a petition that asked to county to drop sidewalks from the rebuild of Holden Avenue in Simcoe.“There will be no sidewalks,” Chris Baird, Norfolk’s general manager of public works, told Norfolk council last week.At the same meeting, Norfolk council approved a tender for the reconstruction of Holden Avenue between West Street and Beckett Boulevard immediately west of Norfolk General Hospital.The low bid in the amount of $1.935 million was filed by Morley’s Contracting of Paris. Counting engineering, materials testing and HST, the total value of the project is $2.12 million.The Holden rebuild was initially scheduled for last spring but was delayed a year due to time running down in the 2018 construction season.The rebuild includes new in-ground services, a new road bed, new curb and gutter, and new blacktop. Work will begin in May and should be finished by the end of October.A total of 42 contractors expressed interest in the project. Nine filed bids. The high bid came in at $2.7 million.Holden Avenue representatives asked council to drop sidewalks from the project last June.“Holden Avenue would be singled out if it had a sidewalk,” spokesperson Bruce Veltri said at the time.“We’re the last street to be done in our neighbourhood and they want us to take the sidewalk. It would give the impression that Holden is a through-way. We feel it could have an effect on property values. We want to remain in synch with the rest of the neighbourhood and remain sidewalk-free.”A vote to cancel the sidewalk last June failed in a 4-4 deadlock.Former Windham Coun. Jim Oliver pointed out that an elderly woman from this neighbourhood was killed by a recycling truck while she was out for a walk on Dora Drive in the winter of 2009. Oliver suggested the fatality may have been averted if there were a sidewalk available to the victim.MSonnenberg@postmedia.com read more

Annan urges Israeli authorities to end occupation of Orient House

In a statement issued by his spokesman on Sunday following Israel’s seizure of the properties, which included Orient House, the Secretary-General said he “considers this action to be an unwise step, which is leading to even greater friction and further violence.”The statement urged “that the occupation of Orient House and the other properties be ended without delay.”According to the statement, after the seizures, Mr. Annan received a letter from the Chairman of the Palestinian Authority, Yasser Arafat, with whom he has also spoken by telephone. read more

Education is your right says UN agency official at opening of school

The opening of the new school represents another major milestone in the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) work to improve access to quality education in Iraq following the opening of the Baharka Secondary School in March this year.“Regardless of the circumstances you are in, remember that education is your right, demand for it and take advantage of it,” said Ali Zulfiqar, the UNESCO Project Manager, who spoke on behalf to the new students on behalf of the UNESCO Office for Iraq Director, Axel Plathe.The Dawodiyah Secondary School, for which UNESCO received financial support from the Government of Saudi Arabia, has six classrooms and will host up to 500 students and 20 teachers in two shifts. Children will attend catch-up classes over the next three months, before sitting for exams at the end of June. With 4,017 people and 661 families currently residing in Dawodiyah camp, the opening of the new school will allow a large number of students to continue their education and restore a sense of normality and stability to their lives and helps fulfil the aims of UNESCO’s project to continue ensuring that quality education reaches the children of displaced people.Government and education officials from the regional capital, Erbil, attended the opening ceremony, as did students, parents and teachers along with members of the international humanitarian community and civil society organizations. “We are thankful for UNESCO’s support in constructing the Dawodiyah Secondary School for IDPs [internally displaced persons],” said Abed Yousef, Director General of Education in Dohouk during his speech at the opening ceremony, “and for helping the Ministry of Education of the Kurdistan Regional Government in conducting teacher training workshops and providing catch up classes as well as the necessary stationery for students to continue their education.” read more

DR Congo UN chief notes holding of preparatory meeting towards national dialogue

The Secretary-General “continues to follow closely” the situation in the country, particularly the political dialogue process, and “takes note of” the preparatory committee’s meeting convened by Edem Kodjo, the Facilitator of the African Union, his spokesperson said in a statement.According to the statement, the UN chief recalled that in 2277 (2016) the Security Council underlined the importance of a credible and inclusive political dialogue to ensure peaceful, credible, inclusive, transparent and timely presidential and legislative elections, in line with the Constitution.“The Secretary-General once again calls on all political stakeholders in the DRC to engage in an inclusive political dialogue in good faith to overcome the impasse in the electoral process,” the statement said.Further, Mr. Ban noted that there is no alternative to a credible political dialogue and urged all actors to refrain from any action that could increase tensions or lead to violence, the statement said. read more

MIWSFPA to host public lecture on theatre

The world of theatre will be at the centre of a public lecture delivered Friday, Sept. 22 at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts.Juliana Saxton, Professor Emeritus from the University of Victoria and honorary professor from the University of Sydney, Australia, will present Seeing the World Instead of Numbly Recognizing It: Witnessing and Representation in Applied Theatre.This paper examines the embodiment of “direct speech” and how we engage audiences and actors alike in “seeing the world” more clearly. A question and answer period will immediately follow the lecture.The free community event, sponsored by the Social Justice Research Institute, begins at 7:30 p.m. in the school’s MIWSFPA Theatre.More information is available on the ExperienceBU event page. read more

Brock University a top choice with Ontario high school students

When the deadline fell at midnight Jan. 15, Brock University had nearly 16,000 applications from Ontario high school students.The University is expecting to welcome approximately 4,000 new students in September, similar to recent years.The total number of applications is fractionally lower than last year, reflecting a province-wide dip, but Brock officials said the University increased its market share of students who made it their first choice, in a year when most of its main competitors lost market share.Kim Meade, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President Student Services, said this is a strong signal that Brock continues to be a top choice among Ontario’s high school students.“We are not surprised,” Meade said. “Key events last fall indicated that Brock is on the radar for students and their parents. Our showing at the Ontario Universities’ Fair in Toronto was one of our strongest to date, and we had a record number of guests come to our campus for Fall Preview Day in November.”First-choice applications to Brock from all other “non-secondary” students are also up. This group includes mature students, transfer students from other colleges and universities, and first-year applicants from other provinces and countries. Applications from these students will continue to be accepted throughout winter and spring.Demand for a Brock degree remains strong across a wide array of programs and Faculties at the University. Popular areas of study include communications, economics, education, sport management, and health and medical sciences.The University’s Goodman School of Business also continues to draw a significant portion of the school’s application volume. And students are showing greater interest in Brock’s computer sciences programs as a result of grads achieving considerable success in the global market.“The opportunity to convert potential future students to study at Brock significantly improves when students select the University as their top choice on their applications,” noted Barb Davis, Brock’s Registrar. “We’ve come out very strong in an extremely competitive field and we’re in great shape for this admissions cycle.”The Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) released its preliminary snapshot of applications from current Ontario secondary school students yesterday. Applications for high school students and all other undergraduate applicants are still being received and processed by the OUAC. read more

Les bébés sauraient faire la différence entre le bien et le mal

first_imgLes bébés sauraient faire la différence entre le bien et le mal dès l’âge de 6 moisÉtats-Unis – Selon plusieurs études menées par les chercheurs de l’Université de Yale, les bébés seraient capables de distinguer le bien du mal, et ce dès l’âge de 6 mois.Les bébés ne seraient pas encore capables de marcher ou de parler qu’ils auraient déjà une capacité de jugement moral. Ils sauraient ainsi faire la différence entre le bien et le mal, selon une série d’expériences menées à Yale.Selon bien des psychologues, l’être humain se forge des émotions et une personnalité au cours de sa vie, il naît “neutre” en quelque sorte. Cependant, certaines expériences tendent à prouver que son sens de la moralité ne serait pas seulement forgé par ses expériences et son éducation, mais qu’il pourrait déjà être présent à la naissance, de manière rudimentaire.Lors d’une première expérience, des bébés âgés de 6 mois à 1 an ont regardé plusieurs fois un film avec des marionnettes. L’une d’entre elles tentait d’escalader une colline, deux autres marionnettes étaient également présentes, l’une essayait d’aider la première à grimper tandis que l’autre la poussait. On montrait ensuite aux bébés les deux jouets, le “gentil” et le “méchant”, les bébés montraient une grande préférence pour le gentil, jouaient avec et l’observaient bien plus longtemps que l’autre.Lors d’une autre expérience du même genre, un film montrait à des bébés de 5 mois un chien essayant d’ouvrir une caisse. Parfois un ours l’aidait et parfois un autre s’asseyait sur la caisse. Les bébés ont préféré l’ours ayant aidé le chien.Un autre film, montrant  trois marionnettes, un chat et deux lapins jouant à la balle, a démontré la même chose. L’un des lapins renvoyait la balle au chat, l’autre se s’enfuyait avec. Les bébés ont naturellement préféré le lapin coopératif.Les tests furent répétés lorsque les bébés atteignirent l’âge de 21 mois. Cette fois ils avaient en plus le choix de distribuer des bonbons aux marionnettes ou de les confisquer. La plupart des bambins ne donnaient pas de bonbons au méchant lapin, l’un d’entre eux allant même jusqu’à lui donner une tape sur la tête. Cependant, les scientifiques émettent quelques réserves : les bébés préfèreraient peut-être simplement voir la marionnette de la première expérience monter plutôt que descendre, dans ce cas leur jugement ne serait pas dû à une différenciation du bien et du mal.Le 13 mai 2010 à 18:23 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Découvrez en images la première voiture volante homologuée le Transition de Terrafugia

first_imgDécouvrez en images la première voiture volante homologuée, le Transition de TerrafugiaÉtats-Unis – Il sera peut-être bientôt possible, dans les embouteillages, de convertir sa voiture en avion et de retrouver une circulation plus fluide… dans les airs. Terrafugia, une entreprise du Massachusetts, a mis au point la première voiture volante homologuée que l’on pourrait croiser dans les rues (ou dans les airs) dès fin 2011. Le véhicule est équipé d’un moteur de 100 chevaux, qui lui donne la capacité de se déplacer aussi bien dans les airs que sur la terre ferme. Les ailes se replient grâce à un bouton situé dans le cockpit, rendant l’avion capable de se déplacer sur route avec les autres voitures ou d’être rangé dans un garage. Le passage du mode voiture au mode avion nécessite seulement une trentaine de secondes.Le Transition a réussi son premier vol d’essai le 5 mars 2009. Celui-ci a duré 37 secondes. Quarante personnes seraient déjà intéressées et auraient commandé le véhicule, qui leur sera livré fin 2011 pour la modique somme de 129.000 livres, soit environ 160.000 euros. Pour découvrir les images : https://www.maxisciences.com/voiture-volante/le-transition-de-terrafugia-la-premiere-voiture-volante-homologuee_art8119.htmlLe 10 juillet 2010 à 17:04 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Sunspot is Cast Adam Warlock Is Coming and More MCU News

first_img Tom Holland Responds to Disney-Sony Spider-Man Feud‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Joins Marvel’s &#… Stay on target DC’s Wonder Woman may have dominated this past weekend, but Marvel fans still have a ton to look forward to. The biggest news to come out of today is the fact that 20th Century Fox has found an actor to play Roberto Da Costa in the upcoming New Mutants movie, Deadline reports. It’s Henry Zaga, who played Brad in Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, and Josh Diaz in MTV’s Teen Wolf. Sunspot is a Brazilian mutant with the power to control solar energy.The casting isn’t sitting well with everybody. As io9 observes, Da Costa has historically been portrayed as appearing black, which Zaga does not. Zaga more closely resembles the current incarnation of Da Costa in the comics, which itself appears to be the result of an ongoing erasure of Da Costa’s blackness. X-Men has always used mutants to talk about issues like civil rights and racial prejudice. Da Costa was New Mutants’ way of tackling the issues head on. Not only was Da Costa a mutant, he was a black kid living in a place where other kids hated him for it. It didn’t matter to them that his father was rich or that his mother was white, because racists only care what you look like.Recently, the comics have stopped portraying him as a black Brazilian man, and drawn him with lighter skin, closer to what most (white) people presumably think of as “Brazilian-looking.” Many comics fans aren’t thrilled about the change, seeing it as erasing an important part of Da Costa’s identity. The casting of Zaga appears to solidify this newer version and has reignited criticisms of Marvel and Fox for “whitewashing” the character.The internet is full of takes written by people more qualified to speak on this issue than a white guy like me. I will say that Zaga is a fine actor, who will probably be great in this movie. That doesn’t mean some more thought shouldn’t have been given to Da Costa’s casting. Whitewashing continues to be a problem Hollywood insists on not solving. When you add the fact that black people in Brazil have historically been marginalized to the point where there’s a pervasive idea that they don’t exist, this casting isn’t the best look. To be fair to Fox, Sunspot has appeared in X-Men movies before, where he was portrayed by Mexican actor Adan Canto. It’s possible they wanted to cast someone who could plausibly grow into him. That doesn’t mean this discussion isn’t still worth having.Despite the casting controversy, there’s still a lot to look forward to from New Mutants, which has been described as a horror movie with superheroes. Production is scheduled to start this summer with a planned release in April of 2018.Adam Warlock in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 #17 (art by Mike Perkins, Via Marvel)Over in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, James Gunn teased when exactly we’d see Adam Warlock make an appearance. The character’s arrival was first hinted at back in Guardians of the Galaxy, when his cocoon was visible in the Collector’s vault. Then, in a post-credits scene in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, it shows up again when the high priestess of the Sovereign discusses her new creation designed to kill the Guardians.Gunn recently posted an Instagram story of himself reading an Adam Warlock graphic novel. “A little night reading,” he captured the image. Though the story went away after a few hours, somebody uploaded a screenshot to Reddit. The post fueled tons of speculation as to when Warlock would appear in the MCU. Remember, Gunn is heavily involved in multiple Marvel movies now. He’s one of the people deciding the future of the MCU after Avengers: Infinity War. If he wants to bring Warlock into the movies, he could show up anywhere. Even so, the most likely candidate is still Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.There’s been speculation that Warlock could show up in Spider-Man: Homecoming or Thor: Ragnarok, but those movies are coming out so soon that it doesn’t seem likely. Homecoming especially is grounded on Earth enough that anything that happened in GOTG Vol. 2 seems way too far away to meaningfully affect Peter Parker. Ragnarok is a more realistic possibility, considering its far-flung setting and storyline involving an intergalactic arena. Also, Jeff Goldblum’s appearance in the end credits of GOTG Vol. 2 suggests some connection between the two movies. It’s entirely possible Adam Warlock could make his first un-cocooned appearance in Thor: Ragnarok. Especially since he has battled Thor in an arena in the comics.Still, Gunn has said that Warlock will not be a part of Avengers: Infinity War, which is the next time we’ll see the Guardians on the big screen. Since it appears as though the Sovereign are bringing out Adam specifically to kill the Guardians, it makes sense that we wouldn’t see him until Vol. 3. As eager as we all are to see Adam Warlock in the MCU, maybe we should get used to the idea of not seeing him until then. That way, there’s a chance we’ll be pleasantly surprised if he shows up in Ragnarok. Finally, Disney and Marvel put out a first look at the upcoming Spider-Man series. Simply titled Marvel’s Spider-Man, the new series features a young Peter Parker, much like Homecoming does. In this clip, he doesn’t even have the full suit yet. He’s still running around in a Spidey-colored sweatshirt. So far, it looks really fun. Peter Parker battles the Scorpion through (and under) the streets of New York City.The animation is fast and cartoony, which I have to admit fits the action sequence much better than the stiff, choppy animation of the ’90s cartoon. There’s also a lot of comedy here, which is an important part of any Spider-Man thing. I especially love the bit where his Metrocard doesn’t work the first time. It’s a familiar situation to anyone who’s ever been running a little late in NYC and sees their train on the platform right in front of them. Even with a supervillain after him, Spidey is no turnstile jumper. Always the good guy.Not much else is known about the series yet. Although it is heavily inspired by the new MCU Spider-Man, there have been rumors that Miles Morales and Spider-Gwen would appear in the series. So far nothing is officially confirmed, though. We’ll find out more when Marvel’s Spider-Man premieres on Disney XD later this summer.last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly October 15 2014

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnDownload AudioAlaska National Guard Fraud Investigation BeginsAlexandra Gutierrez, APRN – AnchorageAn investigation into fraud in the Alaska National Guard is now underway.Appeals Court Halts Gay Marriages In AlaskaThe Associated PressThe Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a temporary halt to gay marriages in Alaska.Fairbanks Air Quality Regulation Now In Local Lawmakers’ ControlEmily Schwing, KUAC – FairbanksVoters in the Fairbanks North Star Borough have rejected a ballot initiative that would have continued a ban on local regulation of area clean air standards.Gubernatorial Candidates Spar Over Interior IssuesEmily Schwing, KUAC – FairbanksTwo candidates running for Alaska Governor debated during a forum Tuesday in Fairbanks. Sean Parnell defended his administration when Bill Walker questioned what the current governor is doing about the high cost of energy in the Interior.Sullivan Raises More Than Begich In Latest Quarter  The Associated PressRepublican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan raised more money than Democratic Sen. Mark Begich during the latest fundraising quarter.Late Journalist Honored By Fishermen’s Group The Associated PressThe United Fishermen of Alaska has inducted the late journalist Bob Tkacz into its Hall of Fame.Bering Sea Crab Fleet Hopes For Big Haul As Season BeginsAnnie Ropeik, KUCB – UnalaskaWednesday marked the opening of the Bering Sea crab season. Quotas are up almost across the board. But one species that usually takes a backseat is outshining the rest – and that’s got some fishermen changing their game plans.American Seafoods Settles Over Scale TamperingLauren Rosenthal, KUCB – UnalaskaA Seattle-based seafood company accused of stealing groundfish from the Bering Sea has agreed to pay up.Cost, Avalanche Danger High On Juneau Access Opponents’ ConcernsJeremy Hsieh, KTOO – JuneauAt a public hearing Tuesday night in Juneau, locals spoke out nearly 4-1 against transportation officials’ effort to extend the capital city’s main road 48 miles farther north.Great Alaska Shakeout Preps Alaskans For Future QuakesShady Grove Oliver, KBBI – HomerThis year was the 50th anniversary of the Great Alaska Earthquake. And, earlier this summer, a magnitude 6.2 quake shook Southcentral Alaska.Calista Prepares For Shareholder Vote On Enrolling DescendantsBen Matheson, KYUK – BethelThis week, the Calista Corporation begins touring the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta to educate shareholders about the impacts of enrolling more people. Next year shareholders will decide whether to enroll descendants. Increasing the number of owners would impact governance of the company and the size of shareholder dividends.Y-K Delta Residents: How Will Donlin Gas Pipeline Benefit Us?Daysha Eaton, KYUK – BethelThe State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources Pipeline Coordinator’s Office collected comments on a natural gas pipeline being proposed by Donlin Gold at Bethel’s Cultural Center Monday evening. It was the first state hearing on the pipeline that would run from Cook Inlet to the proposed Donlin Creek Mine site near Crooked Creek.last_img read more

A closer look at Azim Premji on his 50th year as Wipros

first_imgBusiness tycoon and philanthropist Azim Premji, known as the Czar of the Indian IT industry, completed 50 years leading the country’s third-largest IT services exporter Wipro on August 17. The 71-year-old holds 75 per cent stake in the Bengaluru-based firm worth $7.7 billion.Wipro has over 140,000 employees and clients in 54 countries.Wipro: from oil to ITAzim Premji took charge of Wipro at the age of 21 after his father’s death in 1966. The company was then known as Western India Products Limited and was based in Almaner, a town in Maharashtra’s Jalgaon district. The company transformed as an enterprise focused on vegetable oil business to an IT company in 1981. Infosys was also founded in 1981.Azim Premji’s father said no to Pakistan twiceAzim Premji’s father Mohamed Hasham Premji established Wipro in 1945. In 1944, when Muhammad Ali Jinnah had set up the planning committee of Muslim League, he had asked Hasham Premji to join the league. Hasham Premji declined the invite citing “personal and business reasons,” according to Ian Talbot’s book Planning for Pakistan: The Planning Committee of the All India Muslim League 1943-46. Jinnah had also asked Hasham Premji to serve as the finance minister after forming his first cabinet, but the latter once again turned down the offer, says the Indian Media blog Churumuri.Azim Premji called himself a “scrooge”Azim Premji was known for being thrifty and an outspoken manager. When the Wipro Chairman conducted the company’s annual meeting in Bengaluru, he was asked why the meeting was not held at a more expensive location.”I have been a scrooge for 70 years, can’t change now,” Premji was quoted by Factordaily.He was also known for keeping tab of the amount of toilet paper used by his employees and checked if lights were switched off when his office closed for the day.Wipro’s Azim Premji was hard to pleaseWhat does Infosys founder Narayan Murthy and CNBC’s managing director Shereen Bhan have in common? Both were rejected for a job at Wipro by Azim Premji. The Infosys founder said that he was grateful for Premji for saying no to him adding that the Wipro Chairman’s decision did not delay his plans to launch Infosys, according to the Economic Times.Azim Premji was not very impressed with me and decided not to offer me a job at Wipro! @Infosys_nmurthy on Premji’s legacy @CNBCTV18Live— Shereen Bhan (@ShereenBhan) August 17, 2016What other businesspersons think of Azim PremjiOn Azim Premji’s 50 years of leadership at Wipro, Vice Chairman T.K. Kurien compared Wipro’s founder to a coconut.”He (Premji) is very much like a coconut. He is very hard outside, but very soft inside,” Kurien was quoted by Financial Express and added that the Chairman was a “rock of comfort” when the company was undergoing a transition phase.Infosys founder Narayana Murthy recalled from his first encounter with the Wipro Chairman that Premji came across as “very courteous and easy to transact with” and had a “deep desire to understand the market and the competitors.”Subroto Bagchi, former Chief Executive at Wipro, called him a “patriotic businessman” who was reticent yet hard when he chose to express his beliefs on matters important to the country, reports ET.last_img read more

WATCH Who Were The Best And Worst US Presidents

first_imgDr. David Schein (Author and Associate Professor, University of St. Thomas) and Dr. Heather Evans (Associate Professor of Political Science, Sam Houston State University) join host Gary Polland and guest host Dr. Jennifer Clark (Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Political Science, University of Houston) to discuss the political impacts and legacies of former (and current) U.S. presidents. Original air date: December 14, 2018.Watch more episodes of Red, White and Blue Sharelast_img read more

Welcome the faithful

first_imgSharadotsav, a three-day Maha Raas Leela festival is being organised in the Capital that opens on 6 October. The festival presents the Nritya Natika – in Kathak and Brindaban Braj Raas style on the auspicious occasion of Sharad Purnima.This venture is based on 10th chapter of Shrimad Bhagwad Gita and inspired Late Kamla Devi Chattopadhyay. The production is the culmination of extensive research and authentic imbibing of the Brindaban Braj Raas under expert gurus in the art. It’s been 37 years this dance ballet came into being. Uma Sharma, the renowned Kathak exponent has done pioneering research work on the Raas dance and drama of Brindaban. Over a decade ago she studied the technique under the guidance of Pt Ladli Sharan Sharma the octogenarian authority on the style. She has now evolved a fine blend of Kathak and Raas Leela for her annual presentation of Maha Raas at Sharad Utsav.last_img read more

Five arrested six mototaxis seized in Playa del Carmen as Sintra stops

first_imgPlaya del Carmen, Q.R. — In an attempt to prevent a new mototaxi service from starting, the ministry of transportation had the vehicles confiscated.Five people were arrested and six vehicles seized in an operation by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transportation (Sintra) to stop a new service of motorcycle taxis in Playa del Carmen. Police were nearby when inspectors from Sintra proceeded to stop the mototaxi units from operating.The six motorcycle taxis were loaded onto a tow truck destined for the pound. During the process, several mototaxi drivers tried to stop the seizure, but ended up being arrested by municipal police.Taxi drivers were first to react to the news of the new service, ready to protest against the motorcycle taxis.Currently, several unions operate mototaxis in Puerto Aventuras, however, at the beginning of the current municipal administration in Solidaridad, it was clarified that they would not be allowed to operate in Playa del Carmen.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Norwegian Air could be in Canada as early as July 23

first_imgNorwegian Air could be in Canada as early as July 23 Friday, March 9, 2018 Share TORONTO — Norwegian Air is already causing turbulence among U.S. legacy carriers with its low-cost transatlantic flights from the U.S. to Europe. Now comes word that the low-cost carrier has filed with the Canadian Transportation Agency, with an eye to possibly starting transatlantic flights out of Canada starting this summer.According to airline news site Aviator, Norwegian’s filing with the CTA means it could be up and running with flights out of Canada by July 23.Norwegian has more than 500 routes servicing a network of 150+ destinations.While it’s not the only low-cost or ultra low-cost carrier serving U.S.-Europe routes (others include Primera Air and WOW Air, both also serving Canadian gateways), the LCC’s expansion has garnered enough market share that legacy carriers including American and Delta, as well as British Airways, now offer bare-bones basic economy fares on transatlantic flights. Air Canada and WestJet have also added basic economy fares, to and from select gateways. Posted bycenter_img Tags: Norwegian Air Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Former official denies Israel poisoned Arafat

first_imgSharon immediately permitted Arafat to seek medical treatment in France so Israel could not be accused of exacerbating his illness, Weisglass said.Arafat, 75, died about two weeks later on Nov. 11, 2004, in a French military hospital outside Paris of what doctors called a massive stroke.According to French medical records, he had suffered inflammation, jaundice and a blood condition known as disseminated intravascular coagulation, or DIC.But the records were inconclusive about what brought about the DIC, which has numerous causes including infections, colitis and liver disease.The uncertainty sparked speculation about the cause of death, including the possibility of AIDS or poisoning. Many in the Arab world believe he was killed by Israel.Raanan Gissin, a close confidant to Ariel Sharon, said as the second Intifada raged on, Israeli officials repeatedly raised the option of assassinating Arafat, but Sharon always rejected that route.“The idea was not to kill Arafat, but to change the Palestinian leadership,” Gissin told The Associated Press.Israel “never touched a hair on his head,” he added.Weisglass said medical assessments immediately after his death found no traces of poison on his body. Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Comments   Share   Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day How do cataracts affect your vision? Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Top Stories Sponsored Stories “It sounds to me like Arabian tales from One Thousand and One Nights,” Yaalon said.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) JERUSALEM (AP) – A former Israeli official on Wednesday denied suspicions that Israel poisoned Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat as France prepared to begin an investigation into his possible murder following a Swiss lab’s claim that it found traces of a deadly substance on his belongings.Dov Weisglass, chief of staff to then-Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon at the time of Arafat’s death in 2004 and a key participant in deliberations surrounding Arafat’s worsening health, said Israel had no reason to physically harm the Palestinian leader. For the last two years of Arafat’s life, Israel confined him to his headquarters in the West Bank town of Ramallah, accusing him of encouraging a violent Palestinian uprising at the time. “Israel did not have any hand in this,” Weisglass told Israel’s Army Radio station on Wednesday, even while calling Arafat “one of Israel’s worst enemies.”“We did not physically hurt him when Arafat was in his prime … so all the more so we had no interest in this kind of activity when he was politically sidelined,” he said.Weisglass said that he and another Israeli official were dining in Brussels with the EU’s foreign policy chief at the time, Javier Solana, when the diplomat’s cell phone rang call close to midnight: Then-Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia was on the line saying that Arafat needed immediate medical attention at a Ramallah hospital. Would Israel allow him to leave his compound?Weisglass said he called Sharon at his home and he immediately approved the request.The next morning, Weisglass said, the European diplomat called him to say Palestinian doctors in Ramallah said Arafat was very ill and needed to be evacuated for better treatment in Europe.Weisglass said Sharon consulted with intelligence officials, who believed Arafat was merely suffering from complications related to the flu. But a Palestinian informant close to Arafat’s doctors in Ramallah said Arafat had only days to live. Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Arafat’s widow, Suha, filed a legal complaint in France _where she is a citizen _ after a Swiss institute detected traces of a rare, lethal substance on objects belonging to the Palestinian leader. Arab satellite TV station Al-Jazeera approached the Swiss lab on behalf of Mrs. Arafat, who provided the lab with her husband’s clothing and other belongings.On Tuesday, Mrs. Arafat’s French lawyer said that French authorities have agreed to launch a murder investigation into Arafat’s death.Arafat’s successor, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, has given the green light for the Swiss experts to exhume Arafat’s remains and conduct an autopsy. Officials say they are still waiting for Mrs. Arafat to give the final go-ahead.“Until now, they did not tell us when they are coming, but we are ready to help them and to insure full cooperation,” said Tawfik Tirawi, the Palestinian official in charge of investigating Arafat’s death. “Our work and theirs will continue until we reach the truth.”Israeli Vice Premier Moshe Yaalon, who was the army’s chief of staff when Arafat died, also denied involvement Wednesday in an Army Radio interview. Former Arizona Rep. 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Afghan leader orders changes to womens rights law

first_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Karzai’s spokesman, Aimal Faizi, said the president was “well aware” of the criticism and decided at a Cabinet meeting Monday that the legislation must be changed.“We are not going to allow any such law to come into force unless the necessary amendments are made,” Faizi said, suggesting that there may have been issues with how the area in question _ Article 26 _ was translated into English.While the Ministry of Justice will decide on how to amend the text, Faizi stressed the resulting legislation will be clear.“This law will not bar any relative or any family member to testify against each other or another member of family,” he told The Associated Press. “It will be up to them. They will have the freedom.”Manizha Naderi, executive director of Women for Afghan Women, said she was “absolutely thrilled” by the move.“Our tireless advocacy for the last few weeks paid off,” she said. “This is what we wanted _ for the bill to go back to the Ministry of Justice for revision.”The U.S. Embassy called Karzai’s order a “welcome response” to concerns raised by many.“We look forward to the final passage of a criminal procedure code that protects the access to justice of all Afghans,” it said in a statement. And Heather Barr, a Human Rights Watch researcher, said it was “good news” that the government realized there was a serious problem with the code, but added in an email that she looks forward “to seeing the actual revision and will look closely to see whether it solves the problem.”Women in Afghanistan have won back many of the rights they lost during Taliban rule from 1996 to 2001, when the Islamic movement was ousted by an American invasion for sheltering al-Qaida militants following the Sept. 11 attacks against the United States.Under the Taliban, girls were barred from attending school, women were forced to stay indoors and cover their heads and faces with burqas.There are fears that many of those freedoms may shrink as foreign forces depart by the end of this year and much of the international aid they brought to Afghanistan goes with them.___Follow Cassandra Vinograd at http://twitter.com/CassVinograd (Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) The vital role family plays in society Sponsored Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generationcenter_img KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Monday ordered changes to a draft of new criminal legislation in response to an international outcry warning it would severely limit justice for victims of domestic abuse, his spokesman said.Afghanistan’s parliament had passed a new criminal procedure code that would ban relatives from testifying against alleged abusers. While the legislation awaited signature from Karzai, human rights organizations and several of Afghanistan’s Western allies _ including the U.S. and European Union _ voiced strong concerns it would effectively curb prosecutions involving violence against women, where relatives are often the only witnesses. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Comments   Share   Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories last_img read more

Mother and teenage son remanded

first_imgA mother and her teenage son have been remanded in police custody after they were found with a stolen motorbike in Kato Paphos on Monday afternoon.The 37-year-old mother, who was riding the bike, and her 16-year-old son, who was walking, were intercepted by police and checked.She was under the influence of alcohol, had no driving licence and was not wearing a helmet. Further checks showed the moped had been reported stolen.After her arrest the woman made some statements which are being investigated.She was later remanded for one day while her son was remanded for two days.You May LikeDating | Search AdsOnline Dating Sites That May Actually Surprise YouDating | Search AdsUndoStop Eating This12 Vegetables You Must Stop Eating Right NowStop Eating ThisUndoLuxury Crossover Vehicle | Search AdsThese Crossovers Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover Vehicle DealsLuxury Crossover Vehicle | Search AdsUndo Two of serial killer’s victims buried in PhilippinesUndoBritish woman who claimed gang-rape taken to courtUndoFresh case of Blue Nile virus in northUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more