Budget stresses on massive infra investments to become USD 5 trn economy

first_imgNew Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Friday outlined a host of measures to boost infrastructure, digital economy and jobs creation to achieve USD 5 trillion economy target and said a massive push to all forms of physical connectivity is helping bridge the rural-urban divide. Tabling the Modi 2.0 government’s maiden budget in Parliament, Sitharaman said infrastructure financing needs have been estimated at around Rs 20 lakh crore (USD 300 billion) a year and proposed to enhance the sources of capital for infrastructure financing including setting up a Credit Guarantee Enhancement Corporation for which regulations have been notified by the Reserve Bank of India. Also Read – Balakot strikes show major shift in govt’s handling of terror attacks: IAF chief Terming the connectivity as the lifeblood of the economy, the minister announced a slew of steps to scale up India’s infrastructure programmes including augmenting 1,25,000 km of rural roads under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana at a cost of Rs 80,250 crore and creating a national highways grid. Stressing the need for an estimated investment of Rs 50 lakh crore for augmenting railways infrastructure, she said that steps were taken to boost infrastructure in sectors like roads, waterways, metro and rail besides emphasising on the measures for a self-reliant aviation industry. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps, 20 launch pads along LoC Asserting that physical and social infrastructure has to be built, Sitharaman said: “The common man was served even as major transformational reforms were being rolled out. And for this to continue we need to invest heavily in infrastructure, in digital economy and on job creation in small and medium firms.” The finance minister said the government has given a massive push to all forms of physical connectivity through Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, industrial corridors, dedicated freight corridors, Bhartamala and Sagarmala projects, Jal Marg Vikas and UDAN Schemes. While the industrial corridors would improve infrastructure availability for greater industrial investment in the catchment regions, the dedicated freight corridors would mitigate the congestion of railway network benefitting the common man, she said. “The ambitious programme of Bharatmala would help develop national road corridors and highways, while Sagarmala would enhance port connectivity, modernisation and port-linked industrialisation. If Sagarmala is aimed at improving the infrastructure for external trade, equally it is the poor man’s transport too. Waterways are proven as a cheap mode of transport,” she said. The Jal Marg Vikas project for capacity augmentation of navigation on national waterways is aimed at smoothening internal trade carried through inland water transport. These initiatives will improve logistics tremendously, reducing the cost of transportation and increasing the competitiveness of domestically produced goods, she added. Sitharaman said with the changing economic scenario, it is important to upgrade roads connecting villages to rural markets and for this PMGSY-III is envisaged to upgrade 1,25,000 km of road length over the next five years, with an estimated cost of Rs 80,250 crore. Saying that the schemes like UDAN were bridging rural-urban divide, She said as the world’s third largest domestic aviation market, the time was ripe for India to enter into aircraft financing and leasing activities from Indian shores. About metro rail projects, she said a total route length of 300 kilometres have been approved during 2018-19 and 657 km of metro rail network has become operational in the country. The finance minister said India’s first indigenously developed payment ecosystem for transport, based on National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) standards, launched by the Prime Minister in March, 2019 will enable people to pay multiple kinds of transport charges, including metro services and toll tax, across the country. About highways, she said the government will carry out a comprehensive restructuring of National Highway Programme to ensure that the National Highway Grid of desirable length and capacity is created. On waterways, she said the country needs to develop it to shift a significant portion of inland cargo movement from road and rail. This government envisions using the rivers for cargo transportation, which will also help to decongest roads and railways, she added. As part of the Jal Marg Vikas Project for enhancing the navigational capacity of Ganga, a multi-modal terminal at Varanasi has become functional in November 2018 and two more terminals at Sahibganj and Haldia would be completed in 2019-20, Sitharaman said. “The movement of cargo volume on Ganga is estimated to increase by nearly four times in the next four years. This will make movement of freight, passenger cheaper and reduce our import bill,” Sitharaman said. The budget estimated railway infrastructure would need an investment of Rs 50 lakh crore between 2018-2030. The minister also said that large public infrastructure can be built on land parcels held by central ministries and Central Public Sector Enterprises across the country. Stressing the need for innovative financing for infrastructure, she said India has had a reasonable success in brownfield asset monetisation and aditionally, NHAI carried out one ToT (toll operate transfer) transaction garnering Rs 24,000 crore. Highlighting PMGSY, Sitharaman said it has brought many socio-economic gains in the rural areas and all weather connectivity has now been provided to over 97 per cent of such habitations.last_img read more

Princes Trust Red Dinner Raises £90000

first_imgThe sold-out Prince’s Trust Red Dinner raised more than £90,000 to support unemployed young people in the South West.Guests were treated to a night of Hollywood glamour at Clifton College with a themed dinner and drinks reception hosted by Suttons & Robertson and sponsored by Laurent Perrier and Goldbrick House.Entertainment was provided by X Factor’s Alexandra Burke, The Voice UK’s Celestine Walcott-Gordon and the evening’s host Omid Djalili.Celestine, 30, from St Paul’s in Bristol, was backed by The Prince’s Trust in 2005 and given a loan to independently launch her debut album Secret Side.Celestine, who sang at the Red Dinner, says: “The Prince’s Trust has played an important role in my life. For a charity like that to believe in me is amazing.“Someone could have said that I was not making a product, just creating music, and see this as a risk but the Prince’s Trust just saw my potential.”A luxury live auction, sponsored by Matthew Clarke, also saw a bass guitar signed by singer-songwriter Sting raise £5,000 to help change the lives of disadvantaged young people across the region, where 8,400 young people are currently unemployed.The annual event, sponsored by Bond Dickinson and RBS, has raised more than £212,000 in the last two years.One in four young people are currently unemployed in Bristol, and The Prince’s Trust, which tackles youth unemployment in every region and country of the UK, worked with 800 disadvantaged young people in the area each year.Three in four young people supported by The Prince’s Trust move into work, education or training.Source:Prince’s Trustlast_img read more

How Prince Harry and his new girl Meghan Markle have found themselves

first_imgPrince Harry’s rumoured romance with Meghan Markle was sparked by a meeting in Toronto six months ago and she has enjoyed near-monthly visits to London ever since.Harry, 32, was in the Canadian city to promote his Invictus Games for wounded servicemen and met the divorcee actress.In June Meghan was seen at Wimbledon on one of several trips to the capital since May this year, including on the same day Harry appeared on stage with Coldplay next to his Kensington Palace home. Just last week the actress posted a photograph of herself in a London Sainsbury’s while Harry was also in the city and both were wearing the same friendship bracelets. Facebook Twitter Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Special Adviser Lakhdar Brahimi honoured by German UN Association

Paying tribute to his aide’s accomplishments in a message to the gathering, Secretary-General Kofi Annan called him “one of the finest mediators and negotiators the United Nations has been privileged to call one of its own.””I cannot count the number of times that I have heard my senior staff say, as we discuss potential candidates to lead peace processes in various parts of the world, ‘what we need is someone like Mr. Brahimi,'” Mr. Annan said.The Secretary-General attributed this to the envoy’s talent, skill and experience, but above all his “sense of dedication and self-sacrifice.””He has served in the most dangerous places, carrying out the most delicate and difficult assignments with great integrity and true wisdom,” said Mr. Annan. “He is one of our leading global citizens, whose wise counsel I rely on.” read more

BC NDP vows to fight Trans Mountain pipeline but wont say how

by Laura Kane, The Canadian Press Posted May 4, 2017 2:00 am MDT Last Updated May 4, 2017 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NDP Leader John Horgan gestures while standing in front of a sign reading “Ignored By Christy Clark” during a healthcare related campaign stop in Kamloops, B.C., on Tuesday May 2, 2017. A provincial election will be held on May 9. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck B.C. NDP vows to fight Trans Mountain pipeline, but won’t say how VANCOUVER – The British Columbia New Democrat platform promises to use “every tool in the toolbox” to stop Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion from going ahead.But what are those tools? NDP Leader John Horgan isn’t saying.“I’m going to be discussing those with the prime minister the day after the election,” he said on a campaign stop this week in Kamloops.Standing on the bank of the South Thompson River, Horgan wasn’t far from where former NDP leader Adrian Dix proclaimed his opposition to Trans Mountain in 2013. Some pundits have declared the moment to be Dix’s fatal mistake in the election that saw Liberal Leader Christy Clark elected premier.But Horgan faces entirely different circumstances ahead of Tuesday’s election. The federal government has already approved the $7.4-billion project, which would triple the bitumen-carrying capacity of the existing line from the Edmonton area to Burnaby, B.C. So despite his insistence he will fight the pipeline, some observers question whether it’s within his power.“It’s natural to wonder whether this isn’t just a rhetorical posture,” said Richard Johnston, a political scientist at the University of British Columbia.Despite its inclusion in the NDP platform, Trans Mountain hasn’t drawn much attention during B.C.’s four-week campaign. When asked about it in Kamloops, Horgan was quick to change the subject, saying there’s a range of issues he wants to raise with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.Asked again to clarify what tools he had to stop the project, Horgan pointed out that the Squamish Nation and the Tsleil-Waututh Nation in southwest B.C. have filed legal challenges against the federal government.“There’s a whole host of other legal remedies available to us and we’ll be laying that out,” he said.But while many voters in the Lower Mainland may oppose the project, workers and First Nations in rural B.C. tend to support it and the jobs it would bring. Speaking in North Vancouver on Wednesday, Horgan said he wasn’t worried that his position would lose him votes in the Interior.“Not at all. I have a plan to create 96,000 construction jobs in British Columbia,” he said, referring to the NDP promise to create these jobs through building schools, hospitals, roads, housing and public transit.If Horgan is elected on Tuesday, it will put Alberta and B.C. in the unprecedented position of having neighbouring NDP governments that fundamentally disagree on a major multibillion dollar project.Alberta Premier Rachel Notley declined to endorse Horgan ahead of the B.C. election and warned her staff not to campaign for him because of his opposition to the pipeline, which is seen as crucial to the revitalization of Alberta’s oilsands and to Notley’s political future.Horgan downplayed the rift when asked about it in Merritt this week.“Rachel and I had dinner last fall and agreed to disagree. We agree on so many other issues. But on this fundamental question for the people of Alberta, she has her responsibilities as the leader of a government.“I have my responsibilities and I believe a seven-fold increase in tanker traffic in our pristine marine environment is a risk too great.”Johnston said Horgan could attempt to leverage B.C.’s co-operation on federal initiatives, such as the Canada Pension Plan or the carbon tax, to sway Trudeau’s government on Trans Mountain. But that would be a high-stakes game, risking not only relationships with the federal government but with Alberta and other provinces.“That’s pretty toxic politics,” he said.Horgan could revoke B.C.’s environmental permit for the project, but interprovincial pipelines fall under federal jurisdiction so the Canadian government’s permit is paramount, said Johnston.He said it doesn’t seem that Trans Mountain is as much of a ballot box issue as it was in 2013. But the NDP appears focused on swing ridings in the Lower Mainland and must appeal to the environmental faction of its party while fending off challenges from the Greens, he said.Johnston said he’s unsure if Horgan’s stand will clash with Clark’s emphasis on jobs in the same way that it did when Dix was running for the job.“Because … so what if John Horgan opposes it? The deal is done.”— Follow @ellekane on Twitter. read more

Carpenter murdered wife then killed himself after note revealing affair was posted

first_imgA father-of-four murdered his wife then killed himself weeks after an anonymous note alluding to his wife having an affair was delivered through the family door, an inquest heard.Richard Pitkin, 65, fatally stabbed his wife Sarah, 58, in the neck then took his own life at the home they shared in Stowupland Street, Stowmarket, Suffolk, an inquest in Ipswich heard.They had been married for 37 years and had four children together.Suffolk’s senior coroner Dr Peter Dean concluded that charity shop deputy manager Mrs Pitkin was killed unlawfully and carpenter Mr Pitkin’s death was suicide.The couple’s bodies were found in a bedroom on February 26 this year after their son found a note on the door, which was barricaded shut, and called police.Detective Superintendent David Cutler told the inquest: “In late January an anonymous note was delivered through the family door alluding to Sarah having an affair with a local male. Following receipt of the note she decided to go and live with her mother.” It’s difficult to envisage a more tragic situation than thisSuffolk’s senior coroner Dr Peter Dean Police were called by the couple’s son and officers found the two bodies in a bedroom, with post-mortem examinations recording that Mrs Pitkin died of multiple stab wounds to the neck.In a statement, the couple’s son said that hours earlier his father had seemed fine and they were “laughing and messing around as normal”, then his father said his wife was coming round to discuss finances and he asked his son to “make himself scarce”.Mr Cutler said: “There’s some suggestion that Richard was abusive to Sarah during the relationship.”It’s not completely consistent in the nature of the accusations, with the different sides of the family having different thoughts about what that relationship may have been like.”He said it seemed they had “started to grow apart” and Mrs Pitkin had developed a new group of friends.”The arrival of an anonymous letter appears to have been the catalyst for the rapid deterioration of the relationship,” said Mr Cutler.He said there was evidence Mr Pitkin had conducted online searches about depression and suicide. Coroner Dr Dean said: “Clearly there were those difficulties and it’s also clear looking at all of the evidence that Mr Pitkin acted in a manner that was not spontaneous. He had thought through his actions before undertaking them.” He extended his sympathies to the couple’s family who sat in court, adding: “It’s difficult to envisage a more tragic situation than this.”Mr and Mrs Pitkin moved from London to Stowmarket in 2006 and renovated a home. Part of the house was converted into a tea room, which was run by Mrs Pitkin from 2009 until it closed around four years ago. The tea room area then became part of their home again.Mrs Pitkin later got a job as assistant manager at the St Elizabeth’s Hospice shop in Stowmarket.The charity described her at the time of her death as “a well-loved member of the team” and “an energetic character, full of life and joy” who loved her job. He added: “In the months leading to her death, Sarah had been in a relationship with this male.”He said police had no record of previous incidents involving the couple, adding: “They appeared to have had a normal loving marriage and the family was a close unit, however there was some suggestion that there were difficulties in the relationship.” Richard Pitkin had been married to his wife for 37 years and the couple had four children togetherCredit:East Anglia News Service  Richard Pitkin Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Sister city celebrations to peak at Fed Square

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Melbourne will turn Greek on Sunday as the city celebrates it 30 year sister city connection with Thessaloniki. While celebrations have been going on since the start of the year, festivities will come to their peak at the annual Glendi Festival at Federation Square. Guest of honour will be Thessaloniki’s mayor, Yiannis Boutaris who will join the Ambassador for Greece, Haris Dafaranos and the Consul General of Greece in Victoria Christina Simantiraki. While he was booked for an appearance, the minister for Macedonia and Thrace, Giorgos Orfanos cancelled his trip on Tuesday without sighting a reason. He did leave a message for the Greeks of Australia and promoted the two cities’ unity.“The fact that 300,000 Greeks live in Australia highlights the important role which Melbourne plays in promoting the Greek culture and where Greece stands in the world,” Mr Orfanos said in his message.‘The spirit of unity which the Greeks of the diaspora have shown should set an example for all of us,”Festivities will start with a parade of musicians and dancers from City Square, who will make their way to Federation Square.The musical and dance program will begin at 2pm, while the official launch and address from local and international dignitaries will begin from 4pm. Dancing won’t be constricted to the region of Thessaloniki, with lots of dancing groups from all over the country making appearances.The Anagenisi band will close proceedings, as it will play neo-classical Greek music, rebetika and laika to get everyone dancing and remembering the motherland.Audience members will be asked to participate in Jospeh Tsobanopoulos’ gaida performance at 2pm while Greek band Ravaisi will entertain the crowd with traditionalGreek music featuring the Thracian lyra, kaval, lute, clarinet and percussion at 5pm. The festival is free, and will include an array of stalls showcasing the best of Thessaloniki culturally and gastronomically.The sister city relationship between Thessaloniki and Melbourne was created and signed on March 19, 1984 when the then mayor of Thessaloniki, Theodore Manavis visited Melbourne. The occasion was marked by a celebratory concert at the Melbourne Concert Hall. The then lord mayor of Melbourne, Kevin Chamberlin said he hoped the relationship would give Greeks living in Australia a feeling that their homeland was close. “The Council hopes that through the formal links now established between our two cities, Melbourne’s Greek community can develop an even closer involvement in their adopted city, whilst still maintaining ties with their homeland an traditional heritage,” Cr Chamberlin said.Full program: 1.30 pm Procession of musicians and dancers in costume dancing their way from the Melbourne Town Hall to Federation Square 2.00 pm Joseph Tsobanopoulos playing Gaida (Greek Bagpipes) in front of stage with dancers and audience participation 2.15 pm LEXI Interactive Learning – Junior Dance Group 2.30 pm AKRITES – Pontian Dance Group 2.45 pm OPA School of Greek Folk Dance 3.00 pm Pan Cretan Association Dance Group 3.15 pm OPA School of Hellenic Dance – Junior Dance Group 3.25 pm Pan Cretan Association Junior Dance Group 3.30 pm Arrival of Official Party 3.35 pm Live Music 3.45 pm Pallaconian Brotherhood Dance Group 4.00 pm Official Speeches 4.45 pm Cretan Brotherhood Dance Group 5.00 pm RAVAISI traditional Greek music from all regions of Greece featuring Gaida, Thracian Lyra, Kaval, Lute, Clarinet and percussion 6.05 pm Cyprus Community of Melbourne Dance Group 6.20 pm Cretan Brotherhood Junior Dance Group 6.35 pm ANAGENNISI Band playing Laika, Dimotika, Rebetika and Neo-Classical Greek musiclast_img read more

Découvrez en images TreeCycle larbre de Noël écolo fait de vélos

first_imgDécouvrez en images Tree-Cycle, l’arbre de Noël écolo fait de vélosUn arbre de Noël conçu à partir de 100 vélos recyclés est exposé dans le quartier des Rocks à Sydney, en Australie. Les curieux pourront l’admirer jusqu’au 28 décembre.La ville australienne de Sydney veut prouver au monde entier qu’elle est écolo. Après avoir exposé un arbre fait de vieilles chaises en 2008, puis un autre conçu à partir de bouteilles recyclées l’an dernier, elle a choisi un arbre de Noël encore plus original cette année puisqu’il se compose de 100 vélos recyclés. Baptisé “Tree-Cycle”, l'”arbre” fait 7 mètres de haut. Il a été conçu par CMA Recycling, qui a pris huit semaines pour le réaliser.Ceux qui souhaitent admirer l’arbre, qui trône sur une place du quartier des Rocks à Sydney, en Australie, ont jusqu’au 28 décembre pour le faire. Passé cette date, les différentes pièces des vélos, démontées, seront une fois de plus recyclées.Découvrez le Tree-Cycle en images : https://www.maxisciences.com/arbre-de-no%ebl/un-arbre-de-noel-fait-de-100-velos-recycles_art10820.html Le 2 décembre 2010 à 14:47 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Theres some hope for Achraf Lazaar

first_imgThe Newcastle United left-back has only appeared four times with the club but coach Rafa Benitez might call him up soonMoroccan left-back Achraf Lazaar was transferred from Palermo to Newcastle United in 2016.The defender played only four matches before being loaned to Italian Lega Serie A club Benevento in 2017.And after Newcastle was not able to make him move to Genoa, the footballer is training with the U23 squad.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.But The Magpies boss Rafael Benitez might call him soon to the first team as a back-up for Paul Dummett.“He will stay with the Under-23s – we’ll see how he gets on,” Benitez told The Shields Gazette.“We cannot say ‘no’ and we cannot say ‘yes’ – we have to see how he’s doing and then we decide.”“The reason we put him in the squad is because we know it’s a weak position, and we have no back-up, so it’s just in case,” Benitez added.last_img read more

Walter Gardiner new CEO of NIB

first_img Bahamas NIB Manager remanded, charged with extortion Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:ceo, colin heartwell, NIB, Walter Gardiner Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 29 Sept 2015 – Walter Gardiner has officially been appointed as the CEO of the National Insurance Board in TCI; taking on the post after Colin Heartwell resigned this past April.In a recent Cabinet meeting, Gardiner was approved as CEO of the National Insurance Board.Gardiner formerly held the post of Deputy Directory of Operations, where he worked on the PR front. The new CEO says he believes that “the National Insurance Scheme legislation today is undoubtedly the best piece of social protection legislation ever implemented in the TCI.”According to Gardiner, over 1,400 people are a part of the long-term payouts, in the pensioner’s category – they get around $9 million of the monies distributed per year. Overall NIB is reported to pay out $12 million annually, with some $200 million in reserves and collections from the workers in the country announced at $25 million dollars per annum. Bahamas Police denies suspect hide out in TCI Recommended for you CEO goes on Maternity Leave; now Shorrell Dames is reportinglast_img read more

HC extends stay order on fund distribution to Puja committees

first_imgKolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday extended the interim stay on disbursal of Rs 10,000 each to 28,000 Puja committees across the state that was announced by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee last month.A division bench comprising acting Chief Justice Debasish Kar Gupta and Justice Sampa Sarkar also said that it will pass an order on whether the PIL in this regard is maintainable or not on Wednesday.The state government on Tuesday informed the Calcutta High Court during the hearing that it cannot interfere in a legislative decision on granting funds to Durga Puja committees, after the petitioner claimed that it is a violation of the secular structure of the Constitution. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAdvocate General Kishore Dutta submitted before the division bench that the funds are to be used for assisting police under the ‘Safe Drive Save Life’ traffic safety campaign of the state government and also for sanitation and public safety. He further added that the funds are not for any religious purpose.He maintained that the funds were allotted following the sanction of the state Finance department and added that it was allocated under a new scheme which will be passed in the next state Budget. The Acting Chief Justice asked whether the court will sit mum while public money is being expended and will interfere only after it has been distributed. Appearing for the petitioner, senior counsel Bikash Bhattacharya argued that it is a donation to Puja committees and not for any public purpose.The court on Friday had passed an interim stay order, directing the state government to put on hold the distribution of funds to Durga Puja committees till Tuesday. The interim stay came after advocate Sourabh Dutta filed a PIL, challenging the programme. It may be mentioned that on September 10, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had declared that Rs 10,000 would be given to each of the 28,000 Puja committees across the state.last_img read more

Top Honduran parties chose presidential candidates

first_img Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Comments   Share   Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement The National and Liberal parties, which have long dominated Honduran politics, fielded multiple candidates.Late Sunday, Honduras’ Supreme Electoral Tribunal said preliminary results showed Mauricio Villeda ahead as presidential candidate for the Liberal Party while the National Party was favoring Juan Orlando Hernandez.It was unclear when the official final results would be announced.A mission of 40 Organization of American States observers said the voting process had been “normal.”Supporters of Libre, which was formed after the 2009 coup d’etat that toppled Zelaya, hope it will break the lock on power held by the Liberal and National parties.“Libre will break the bi-party system,” said Zelaya on the eve of the primaries. “Libre is a peaceful, revolutionary, socialist and the hope for this country.”Honduras’ army flew Zelaya out of the country after he went forward with plans for a referendum on changing the constitution even though the Supreme Court ruled the vote illegal. The coup was widely condemned by other nations.Zelaya returned from exile in May 2011 under a deal brokered by Colombia and Venezuela, paving the way for Honduras’ reintegration into the world community. Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Associated Press WriterTEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) – Three Honduran political parties chose their candidates for next year’s general elections in primary voting Sunday that heralded the return of ousted former President Manuel Zelaya to politics in this Central American country.Zelaya’s wife, Xiomara Castro, is running uncontested as the presidential candidate in 2013 for the leftist Liberty and Refoundation party, or Libre, while the ousted president is seeking to be a congressional candidate. Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Sponsored Stories Top Stories Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Sunday’s voting was to choose candidates for the presidency and vice presidency, and open seats in the Central American Parliament, National Congress, and municipal councils.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Four benefits of having a wireless security systemlast_img read more

Disneyland Paris features the Jungle Book Jive – a 360° celebration of

first_imgDisneyland Paris pays tribute to a part of the Indian culture, in a vibrant, yet authentic and colourful new musical show. This live show is an original Disneyland Paris creation performed in the heart of Disneyland Park. It revolves around four sequences, with the major highlight taking place on Central Plaza with a 360° show in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle.There are nearly 70 characters and performers in the cast, including drummers coming especially from the state of Rajasthan, India.10 Disney characters are part of the show: Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, Chip and Dale, Clarice, Baloo and King Louie.Gigantic and colourful animals up to five metres high are used by artists as musical instruments.A team from Disneyland Paris spent several weeks in India, including the state of Rajasthan, to get inspiration and create the most immersive experience possible.Iconic songs from The Jungle Book were specially orchestrated by American composer Roger Butterley, including ‘The Bare Necessities’, ‘I Wanna Be Like You’ and ‘Trust in Me’. He also composed an exclusive song just for this show.It took two years to fully develop this new show, including a full month of rehearsals in-studio and in the park at night.last_img read more

Hellenic Bank to issue €220m in new rights

first_imgBy Constantinos PsillidesHELLENIC Bank will proceed with increasing its share capital by approximately €220m to cover a shortfall derived from the EU-wide ‘stress test’ of about 130 banks last weekend.The bank said on Friday that it will proceed with a rights issue for its existing shareholders to support the needs of the Group’s business plan, while at the same time reinforce the bank’s common equity tier 1 (CET1).According to the statement, the bank “aims to proactively strengthen its capital base and raise sufficient capital to enable the bank to pursue business opportunities in the recovering Cypriot environment and utilise its competitive advantages to grow customer numbers and loan book and gain market share.”Hellenic saw a €105m capital need following the European Central Bank stress tests which the bank aims to cover with this new capital increase.The bank also aims to further increase its market share as soon as the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CYSEC) approves the publication of a notice for the exercise of subscription rights and a prospectus.The company’s two major shareholders are Third Point and Wargaming, each of which holds approximately 20.3 per cent of Hellenic Bank’s total share capital.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoKelley Blue BookYou Won’t Believe How Affordable These Ford Car Models AreKelley Blue BookUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Teen critical after crashing car in Kornos

first_imgA 17-year-old girl is in critical condition at Nicosia General Hospital after she crashed a family car in Kornos in the Larnaca district early Saturday, police said.According to the police traffic spokesman for Larnaca, Charis Chadjiyiasemi, authorities were notified at approximately 6am by a man who said that he found the girl injured on the road about 10 metres away from the vehicle, which was damaged.Police arrived at the scene, where they identified the girl as a 17-year-old from the village.During their investigations, police determined that the girl was not wearing a seatbelt, did not have a licence, and that the vehicle belonged to one of her relatives.The girl was driving on Yiannis Kranidiotis Street, when at a turning she lost control of the vehicle, veered right and crashed onto the pavement, causing the car to roll downhill for about 50 metres, where it eventually came to a stop.The girl was thrown from the vehicle and critically injured. She was taken to Nicosia General, where she is being treated.You May LikeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityWe protect our home with earthquake insuranceCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Our View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoTales from the Coffeeshop: Lies, lies and holy revelationsUndoA grotesque choice of prime minister for Britain?Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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