first_imgWilliam Shatner, actor and philanthropist, formally announced today that he and David DiCristofaro, lead region president of Wells Fargo in Greater Los Angeles, will host a gifting ceremony and media breakfast to distribute grants to the charities supported by the annual Priceline.com Hollywood Charity Horse Show Sponsored by Wells Fargo.The event will begin at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, January 24th at The Six Restaurant,12650 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA.Proceeds from the Priceline.com Hollywood Charity Horse Show Sponsored by Wells Fargo benefit special-needs children across the City of Los Angeles through local charities including: AHEAD With Horses, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Hollenbeck Police Activities League (PAL), The Painted Turtle and others.“Over the last 27 years, we have been able to help thousands of young Angelinos thanks to the support we receive from our generous sponsors and attendees,” commented William Shatner.Invitation-only. Media is invited to attend. Please contact for media credentials.WHO: Mr. William Shatner, CEO Hollywood Charity Horse Show 
Mr. David DiCristofaro, lead region president of Wells Fargo in Greater Los Angeles.WHAT: Gifting Ceremony & Press Event for Priceline.com Hollywood Charity Horse Show Sponsored by Wells FargoWHEN: Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 8:00 AMWHERE: The Six Restaurant, 12650 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CACONTACT: Cherry Hepburn: 818.783.4071, cell: 818-471-7079last_img read more

first_imgWinning Play$: Black Women, Feminism, & Empowerment will be held Monday, June 26th 2017 at the Paley Center for Media in New York City.During the course of this transformative evening, a group of extraordinary women from multiple generations will share stories, history, insights, experience, and ideas that will benefit all who share this event and beyond. Panelists will help the audience move beyond limiting perceptions and conditioning through an examination of how black women have transcended barriers from the feminist movement through modern day.The event will be moderated by Stacey Tisdale, award-winning financial Journalist & author, and Founder of Winning Play$ financial empowerment program. Michelle Miller, CBS News Correspondent, will be the mistress of ceremonies.Panelists for the evening include: Gloria Steinem, Feminist icon, author, and activist; Carol Jenkins, Award-Winning journalist, writer, producer, and activist; Angela Yee, iheartmedia, Power 105.1 FM, and Breakfast Club host; Grace Vandecruze, Founder, and Managing Director, Grace Capital LLC; and Rianka Dorsainvil, President, and Founder of Your Greatest Contribution for Millennials.There will also be a special performance by the iconic alternative rock, and R&B trio BETTY.Content from the event will be shown on theGrio – which means storyteller in Africa – a digital video-centric news community platform providing compelling stories and perspectives. Focused on breaking news, opinion, entertainment, health, sports, business, politics and events that have an interest and/or pronounced impact within the African American community. The platform, recently purchased by entertainment and media titan Byron Allen from NBC, has monthly site page views 11.6M, and monthly mobile page views of 4.7M.For more information, click here.last_img read more

first_img An opportunity to meet Leonardo DiCaprio at his Foundation’s St. Tropez Gala. Andy Modeling in Vest, a 1983 Christopher Makos photograph of his friend and frequent portrait subject, Andy Warhol. A Gilles Bensimon photograph of Audrey Hepburn, shot for French Elle in 1988, from the last fashion shoot of her lifetime, which celebrated the legendary partnership between two icons: Audrey Hepburn and Hubert de Givenchy. An opportunity to attend the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation’s first major fundraising gala in the heart of Monte Carlo, including a meet and greet with His Serene Highness, to benefit its initiatives to support sustainable oceans worldwide.The evening also marked the Paris launch of amfAR’s new fragrance, Gala by amfAR. Available as both a women’s perfume and a men’s cologne, Gala by amfAR was conceived as a tribute to the Foundation’s Founding International Chairman, Dame Elizabeth Taylor, the first celebrity to have her own line of fragrances. The Paris debut of Gala by amfAR coincides with the 30th anniversary of the launch of Dame Elizabeth’s first perfume, Passion. Proceeds from the sale of Gala by amfAR will support amfAR’s efforts to achieve one of the greatest scientific and humanitarian goals of our time – a cure for HIV.Harry Winston was the event’s Presenting Sponsor. Moët Hennessy and Renault were the event’s Signature Sponsors. Delta Air Lines is the Official Airline of amfAR. A photograph of David Bowie, taken in 1974 as a publicity shot for the LP Diamond Dogs, by one of the world’s most accomplished and collected photographers Terry O’Neill. The exclusive Moët & Chandon MCIII Wine Cellar, the only one of its kind in the world, featuring 23 magnum bottles of MCIII wine housed in a specially handcrafted cellar.center_img A luxurious vacation at the legendary Maldives resort of Huvafen Fushi. Supporters gathered for a dinner and auction at the Petit Palais in Paris over the weekend in support of amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research.Carla Bruni Parforms at amfAR EventCredit/Copyright: Kevin Tachman/amfARamfAR CEO Kevin Robert Frost opened the evening by welcoming guests and thanking event sponsors Harry Winston, Moët Hennessy, and Renault for making the night possible, and also gave a special thanks to amfAR Global Fundraising Chairman Milutin Gatsby and Carine Roitfeld for their continued support of amfAR. Frost then introduced the evening’s performer, world-renowned singer-songwriter and former First Lady of France, Carla Bruni.Carla Bruni gave a special performance for the exclusive guest list. The chanteuse sang Enjoy the Silence, a new song from her upcoming album French Touch, and a soulful rendition of The Rolling Stones’ Miss You.Exclusive items featured in the live auction, conducted by event producer Andy Boose, included: A Jean Pigozzi photograph of Mick Jagger and Arnold Schwarzenegger taken in 1990 at the legendary Hôtel du Cap in Antibes. A one-week trip aboard the magnificent yacht Bliss. A Paris Haute Couture Week package, including tickets to the Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, Ulyana Sergeenko, Valentino and Chanel shows, as well as a Jean Paul Gaultier-designed “Moulin Rouge” haute couture dress and a four-night stay in a suite at Le Bristol Hotel.last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement SOCAN member Netsena, from Fort Nelson, BC, received the award – which included a $10,000 cash prize, and airfare and accommodations to attend the award ceremonies in Winnipeg – from Charlie Wall-Andrews, Executive Director of SOCAN Foundation, and Tim Laronde, Regional Manager of Indigenous Banking at TD.“I feel honoured to be selected for this award, and very grateful to everyone who worked to make this happen,” said Netsena. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Login/Register With:center_img Advertisement WINNIPEG, May 22, 2018 /CNW/ – The SOCAN Foundation, part of the SOCAN Group of organizations, in partnership with TD Bank Group, presented its very first Indigenous Songwriter Award to Jasmine Netsena at the 2018 Indigenous Music Awards. Twitter “This new award recognizes artistic excellence in songwriting achieved by an Indigenous music creator in Canada, and we’re proud to be able to partner with TD and the Indigenous Music Awards to celebrate Jasmine Netsena,” said Wall-Andrews. “It’s part of our ongoing, mutual effort with TD to foster, promote and diversify opportunities for music creators of Indigenous descent. We’re aiming to build inclusive grant and awards programming as diverse as the communities in which we live.”The Jury encompassed SOCAN Members: ShoShona Kish (Ontario), Alan Greyeyes (Manitoba), Celina Kalluk (Nunavut), and Moe Clark (Québec). The jury reviewed nearly 200 submissions.Applications to the 2019 TD Indigenous Songwriter Awards will open in the late fall of 2018; visit www.socanfoundation.ca for more information about programs and awards.About Jasmine NetsenaMusic is Jasmine Netsena’s first language. From the age of five, the award-winning singer-songwriter, of the Dene and Tahltan Nations, learned to sing from her grandmothers in their Indigenous languages. Classical voice training only strengthened that bedrock, and Jasmine has been honing her songwriting and guitar skills for close to 15 years now. Jasmine released her debut album, Take You with Me, in 2014. For her second record, she uses her voice to uncover long-buried issues. The daughter of a residential school survivor, Jasmine wants to use music to add to the dialogue of inter-generational healing. Jasmine has charmed audiences in New York City, Nashville and across Canada. In 2014, she won Best Folk/Acoustic Album in the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards, and was nominated for Indigenous Songwriter of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. She’s been featured on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) show Rising Stars, and has performed at the Grand Ole Northern Opry with Grammy Award winner Laurie Lewis. www.jasminenetsena.comAbout The SOCAN FoundationFounded in 1992, the SOCAN Foundation is dedicated to fostering musical creativity and promoting a better understanding of the role of music creators in today’s society. The organization is a part of the SOCAN Group of organizations and guided by a Board of Directors, which consists of composers, songwriters and music publishers, and reflects concert music and popular music genres, as well as the geographic and linguistic regions of Canada. To learn more about the SOCAN Foundation and SOCAN, visit www.socanfoundation.ca and www.socan.com.About TD Community GivingTD Bank Group invests in communities in order to effect positive change in the places where it operates and where its clients and employees live and work. In 2017, TD donated more than $107 million to support community organizations in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. For further information, visit www.td.com/corporateresponsibilitylast_img read more

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “We are excited to be able to move forward and get back to doing what we love to do: serving the fitness needs of Moose Jaw and area.”Klassen said she moved into the mixed-use building nearly one year ago. The Guess Who singer lives in a neighbouring residential building.There were no problems for the first five months, but then Klassen said she started to get messages, complaints and visits from Cummings himself.Klassen has said she worked with her landlord to add soundproofing to the studio and didn’t think she was breaking any laws.Police eventually laid six noise bylaw charges. She is to appear in court April 18.The dispute also led city council to look at zoning in the area. During a council meeting March 11, a motion was unanimously approved to prepare a report re-evaluating how business licences are issued in areas of the city’s commercial district where there are also residential properties.A manager for Cummings has said the musician had no comment on the situation.Klassen said she was shocked the dispute went so far. To keep everyone’s best interest at heart, she realized she couldn’t share the land with the singer.“We are moving and super excited about it,” she said.“Moving forward and starting fresh!”Kelly Geraldine Malone ~ The Canadian Press Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img Twitter MOOSE JAW, Sask. — A Saskatchewan fitness studio is moving after multiple noise complaints from Canadian rock legend Burton Cummings.Kyra Klassen, who owns Dance Fitness with Kyra in downtown Moose Jaw, says she’s ready for a fresh start and the studio is changing locations May 1.“It’s disappointing it had to escalate to this. However, we are super thankful and feel blessed by the outpouring of support from our community,” Klassen said in a message Friday. Advertisement Burton Cummings poses for a photograph at Massey Hall in Toronto on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012. A Saskatchewan fitness studio will be moving locations after multiple noise complaints from Canadian rock legend Burton Cummings led to bylaw charges. Kyra Klassen, who owns Dance Fitness with Kyra in downtown Moose Jaw, says the studio will be changing locations May 1 and she is ready for a fresh start. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Matthew Sherwoodlast_img read more

first_imgAPTN National NewsNunavut has Canada’s fastest growing and youngest population.Those youth will be taking the keys of power before too long.Some of them had the chance a little earlier.And in doing so had some tough questions for those currently in power.APTN’s Kent Driscoll has the story.last_img

first_imgAPTN National NewsA Naskapi First Nations family from a community near the Quebec-Labrador border is frantically raising money so it can stay in Montreal for the holidays and into the new year.That’s because a member of the family was nearly killed when a balcony collapsed.Allan Nabinacaboo suffered serious injuries.And his family is hoping to stay by his side while he heals.APTN’s Tom Fennario reports.tfennario@aptn.calast_img

first_imgAPTN NewsThe woman who has been fighting the federal government to treat First Nations children fairly for over a decade says the new funding announced in Tuesday’s budget might bring the government into compliance with a tribunal order.But, as always, the truth is in the details.And the Trudeau government’s budget was thin on explaining how it’s going to divvy up $1.4 billion of new funding over the next five years for First Nations child welfare services.“If this amount is actually provided in future years, it could really give First Nations children a far better chance to grow up with their families,” said Cindy Blackstock, executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada.“I will be waiting to hear the details to ensure children, youth and families on the ground are seeing a positive difference in their lives.”Blackstock took the federal government to the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal over a decade ago and won in 2016, as the tribunal ruled the federal government discriminated against First Nations children by chronically underfunding programs and services.The tribunal has issued several non-compliance orders since but Blackstock said this funding announcement may bring the federal government into compliance.“It might,” she said. “I need to see the details to know if it is enough to comply.”An immediate influx of $70 million will be available until the end of April, followed by annual increases between $265-295 million.It will mean the total amount Ottawa funds for on-reserve child welfare services will jump from nearly $890 million to about $1.12 billion annually.Finance Minister Bill Morneau said in his House of Commons speech Tuesday that investments “will give better child and family service support, with a special focus on prevention, so that Indigenous children are not taken from their families and their communities.”The investment in child welfare is part of nearly $5 billion in new funding from the Trudeau government in the 2018 budget.New money is being put into several areas, including drinking water, housing and health. Self-determination programs alone will net more than $600 million over the next five years.That includes $51.4 million in the next two years for the federal government to support “Indigenous participation” at the so-called self-determination discussion tables.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a new legal framework for Indigenous people about two weeks ago that is supposed to lead to self-determination and the “full and meaningful” implementation of treaties and agreements.The minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations will lead “national engagement activities” throughout the spring to determine the contents of the new framework. The government hopes to have it introduced later this year and implemented by October 2019.“This budget invests in new tools to help nations rebuild, and to accelerate self-determination and self-government based on recognition of Indigenous rights, so that our shared future is one where Indigenous peoples are in control of their own destiny, making their own decisions about their future,” said Morneau.There is new money for housing but a closer look at the budget shows the money announced in Tuesday’s budget is mostly from the previous year.Of the $1.5 billion to be spent over the next 10 years, divided up among First Nation, Inuit and Metis, all but $300 million of that comes from the 2017 budget as part of the $4 billion allocated for infrastructure.It’s just now finally being allocated.Housing critics have long said tens of billions are needed to fix the housing crisis in Indigenous communities across the country.One interesting aspect of the budget is the “distinctions-based approach” for Inuit and Metis, as well as First Nations.Through negotiations with Metis National Council, the Trudeau government has allocated $516 million over 10 years, with almost all of that going to housing. The remaining is $10 million for post-secondary education in 2018 and another $6 million for developing a health strategy.Through discussions with Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the federal government is funding $27. 5 million over five years to support ITK’s Inuit-specific approach to eradicate tuberculosis. As well, another $82 million for creating a permanent Inuit Health Survey.There is also a distinctions-based approach when it comes to employment with the rebranding of the former Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Program.Nearly $2 billion will be invested in the new Indigenous Skills and Employment Training Program over the next five years. Nearly $440 million of that is new funding.Metis National Council will receive $325 million, Inuit get $161 million, urban groups (non-status) will get $213 million as part of the program.The rest goes to First Nations.There also appears to be significant investments in First Nations health. Nearly $1.5 billion will be divided among areas, such as nursing stations, addiction programs and expanding “successful models” of self-determination of health services.The budget also earmarks an additional $172 million over the next three years for drinking water. That’s in addition to $1.8 billion announced in the 2016 budget for drinking water.The new funding is supposed to speed up construction and renovate existing water systems.“We have already lifted 52 long-term boil water advisories and are on track to have all others eliminated by March 2021,” said Morneau.There was no new funding for First Nations education from kindergarten to Grade 12.last_img read more

first_img(Former dean Angelique EagleWoman. Photo: Willow Fiddler/APTN)Dennis WardAPTN NewsA First Nation lawyer and former dean of the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law is suing Lakehead University for discrimination.There was great fanfare when Angelique EagleWoman was appointed as dean of Bora Laskin in Thunder Bay in January 2016.On Wednesday, a statement sent out by EagleWoman’s lawyer says she “faced opposition and hostility from some within the University not long after she assumed her duties in May 2016.”EagleWoman announced her departure as dean in April 2018, citing “systemic discrimination and a hostile work environment.”EagleWoman is suing the university for “constructive dismissal and racial discrimination.”The suit, filed in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, seeks $2.67-million for a loss of income for the remainder of her term as Dean and compensation for losing a lifetime position as a full professor in the faculty of law.EagleWoman is also claiming damages under the human rights code for “discrimination as well as moral, aggravated and punitive damages.”The lawsuit follows what is described as a difficult two years as dean that “was marked by a toxic work environment, lack of resources and understaffing, and demeaning and paternalistic micro-management by the University’s senior administration.” In an email response, Lakehead University acknowledged it has received a statement of claim from EagleWoman’s lawyer.Lakehead says it “does not comment on any litigation or personnel matters.”None of the allegations in the statement of claim have been tested in court.EagleWoman had moved her family to Thunder Bay to take on the role of dean and professor of law at the school that bills itself as a “unique law school with a focus on Northern Ontario” that was committed to Aboriginal and Indigenous Law.EagleWoman, who is a member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota Oyate Tribe, has since found a position at a law school in Minnesota.Her interim replacement at the law school in Thunder Bay, provincial Justice George Patrick Smith, was also controversial.Leaders of Nishnawbe Aski Nation and Kitchenumaykoosib Inninuwug called on Lakehead University to rescind the appointment.In 2008, Justice Smith sentenced KI Chief Donny Morris and five members of council to prison during a lengthy fight over mining activity on their traditional territory.The jailing of the so-called KI-6 made national headlines at the time.dward@aptn.ca@denniswardnewslast_img read more

first_imgOutside of Winnipeg Police Service headquarters in downtown Winnipeg. (APTN file)APTN NewsWinnipeg police have laid murder charges in a high-profile case that claimed the life of the 17-year-old, only son of Filipino immigrants on March 3.Jaime Adao was killed by an intruder in the home he shared with his parents and grandmother.Police say it was the sixth homicide recorded in Winnipeg this year.Police say Adao was on the phone with an emergency operator when he was fatally attacked by a man with a weapon. The type of weapon was not revealed.Police say responding officers shot and wounded the man, who was in hospital in critical condition.In a release Sunday, police say they charged Ronald Bruce Chubb, 27, with second-degree murder, attempted murder, and fail to comply with probation.Chubb was born in God’s Lake First Nation, which is about 1,000 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg.Manitoba’s Independent Investigation Unit is now looking into the officer-involved shooting.Three more homicides have been reported in Winnipeg since Adao’s death, police add.Police have termed it a “senseless killing” they blame on the city’s battle with methamphetamine.A GoFundMe page was set up for Adao’s parents, who run a bakery in the city.last_img read more

first_imgPrime Minister Justin Trudeau paid a visit to the oilsands on Friday, just a day after getting heckled and booed in Vancouver and Victoria for his approval of the TransMountain pipeline expansion. The project that has the neighbouring provinces of Alberta and B.C., at odds will see the pipeline’s capacity nearly triple from 300,000 barrels per day to 890,000 barrels per day giving Alberta heavy oil access to much needed foreign markets.“Our government has been unequivocal, this pipeline is in the national interest and will get built. We had a regulatory process that went through, an examination, an engagement with partners, and it was determined that this Kinder Morgan Pipeline expansion is in the national interest and that’s why it’s going to get built,” said Trudeau.He also didn’t take long to slam the Harper-era Conservatives by saying that through ten-years in power while Harper may have “topped up” the oilsands, his government wasn’t able to get a pipeline to tidewater approved because no one trusted them to protect the environment.Trudeau used that as an opportunity to once again tout his plan that links the environment and the economy.“Canadians are united on that, everyone wants to see their grandkids with both a protected natural world around them and good jobs and successful communities,” said Trudeau. “That’s something, we can and will work on together regardless of the fact that there’s still a choice to be made between either the economy or the environment, the only way to do this responsibly is to do this together.”Trudeau’s visit to Suncor’s Fort Hills site brought him to the most recently completed mega-project in the region, as when it hits full-production (within a month) it will produce 194,000 barrels of oil per day through its open pit mining operation.The Prime Minister, who gets more than his fair share of heat in this region spent 30-minutes in a lunch room with dozens of Fort Hills workers, answering questions off the cuff especially about the carbon tax and pipelines. Photo: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (middle) climbs the stairs into the cockpit of a Komatsu 780E heavy haul at Suncor’s Fort Hills oilsands site on Friday, Apr. 4, 2018. Bradley Karp / REPORTER His tour of the facility was led by Suncor CEO Steve Williams, who in February told the Financial Post that due to regulatory changes by the Trudeau government, his company would likely cut back on investments in Canada. The two were all smiles as Williams and Suncor staffers guided Trudeau around a Komatsu 980E heavy hauler, the Prime Minister even took a seat at the helm.“We’ve talked about market access, we’ve talked about market pressures which are the sum of taxation, royalties, the confidence in the regulatory process and I’m greatly encouraged by the conversation we’ve had today and I think it sort of speaks for itself,” said Williams. “The Prime Minister has taken the trouble to come here and spend some time with us and understand our challenges better so I think we’re going to get some help.”Williams went on to acknowledge how the environment for oilsands producers has changed in the last few years, from the price cut in 2014, taxation and regulatory overhauls along with the United-States going from their biggest customer to their biggest competitor, expediting the need for a pipeline to tidewater for foreign market access.While producers in the oilsands need that market access through pipeline, the province next door (British-Columbia) continues to throw up roadblocks. When Trudeau was asked head on what he’s doing about it, and how he’ll ensure the pipeline actually gets built, this was his response: “I’m continuing to engage regularly with British Columbia, there are a number of court cases going on that the Federal Government is monitoring closely, but as I said many times we have a regulatory process that was open, responsible, fair, heard from everyone, we made a decision around the fact that this pipeline is absolutely in the national interest, the federal government has the responsibility and ability to move forward on projects of the national interest, that’s exactly what we’re going to do, we’re going to get this pipeline built.”Trudeau’s visit to the region wrapped up with meetings with other oil executives as well as meeting with local First Nations and Metis leaders.last_img read more

first_imgSMITHS FALLS, Ont. – Canopy Growth Corp. says its shareholders have approved a $5-billion investment in the cannabis company by Constellation Brands Inc.The Smiths Falls, Ont.-based company says more than 95 per cent of the votes at its annual meeting supported the private placement of 104.5 million shares and 139.7 million warrants to Constellation subsidiary CBG Holdings LLC.The alcohol giant announced in August that it would invest in the marijuana producer, giving it a 38 per cent stake in the company.The transaction is expected to be completed by Oct. 31, after regulatory approval is received under the Investment Canada Act.Canopy chairman and co-CEO Bruce Linton thanked shareholders for approving what he called “a landmark investment in our business.”The Constellation deal comes as other alcohol companies have also started homing in on the cannabis industry.Companies in this story: (TSX:WEED)last_img read more

first_imgBERLIN — European Union officials have agreed to ban some single-use plastics, such as disposable cutlery, plates and straws, in an effort to cut marine pollution.Representatives from the EU’s 28 member states and the European Parliament said Wednesday they’re following a recommendation made earlier this year by the bloc’s executive branch.Once the ban is formally approved, countries will have two years to implement it.The measure will also affect plastic cotton buds, drink stirrers, balloon sticks, and single-use plastic and polystyrene food and beverage containers.The EU also wants to increase the use of recycled plastic and reduce the amount of tiny plastic particles released from wet wipes, cigarette stubs and other items.There is growing concern about the accumulation of so-called microplastics in the oceans.The Associated Presslast_img read more

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Dialogue and Development Commission (DDC), a premier think-tank which advises the Delhi government on key policy issues, has set-up a 17-member high-level committee on reforming higher education in the national Capital. The panel, to be chaired by DDC vice-chairperson Jasmine Shah, will recommend goals, metrics, policies, and actionable plans for reforming Delhi’s higher education system within a year. “Nalanda 2.0, a non-profit policy think tank with a mission to make India’s higher education system world class, is the knowledge partner of DDC on this initiative,” a government official said. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsThe other members of the committee are Pramod Bhasin, founder Genpact and co-founder Ashoka University; Arindam Bhattacharya, senior partner and Director, BCG; Abhishek Gupta, skill development expert; Pankaj Jalote, Founding Director, IIIT Delhi; Devesh Kapur, Director of Asia Programs and Professor, Johns Hopkins University; Gaurav Khanna, Assistant Professor of Economics, UC San Diego; Sandeep Kumar, Secretary (Higher Education), Delhi government; among others. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderDeputy CM Manish Sisodia said this initiative furthers the government’s commitment to transform the education system in the national capital. “Over the last few years, Delhi came to be known all over the world for the innovations in its government schools – be it the happiness curriculum, infrastructure overhaul, teacher training initiatives or more recently entrepreneurship curriculum. We also wish to make Delhi a knowledge and innovation centre where some of the best talent in the world would want to live, study, and work as faculty members, students, and professionals,” Sisodia said.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: State-run Food Corporation of India (FCI) has disposed of 2.97 lakh tonne of pulses, nearly the entire stock it procured in last two years, to various states and to bulk consumers, according to an official data. FCI had a stock of 2.98 lakh tonne of pulses procured at the minimum support price (MSP) during 2015-16 and 2016-17 marketing years (July-June). As per the latest data, the agency has cleared 2.97 lakh tonne of pulses comprising ‘tur’, ‘masoor’, ‘moong’ and ‘urad’ till February 2019. Of this, 2.36 lakh tonne was sold through electronic auction mode to bulk users, while the rest through states. Less than 800 tonne is left with FCI, which will also be disposed of, the data added. FCI is the central nodal agency that undertakes mainly the procurement and distribution of wheat and rice at the MSP. It started procuring pulses in the last two years to ensure farmers get the support price.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: A major fire broke out at a rubber godown in northwest Delhi’s Siras Pur area on Sunday, a senior official of the Delhi Fire Service said.The Delhi Fire Service received information about the incident at 7.34 am and 25 fire tenders were rushed to the spot. The fire was controlled by 10.50 am and no casualty was reported, the official said. The cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained, he added. Recently, a massive fire broke out at an apparel showroom in Uttam Nagar area of Delhi in early hours on Friday. The Delhi Fire Services official said that no casualty was reported from the blaze which takes several hours for dousing.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: In a bid to encourage the use of bicycles among the commuters, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has introduced permanent parking spaces for bicycles at its metro stations. The parking charges will be around Rs 5 upto 12 hours, Rs 10 upto 24 hours, however, additional Rs 10 will be charged at night.Currently, the DMRC has a provision of allowing commuters to use bicycles for covering small distances at nominal charges at some of its metro stations. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”In a boost to last mile connectivity, DMRC is introducing permanent space for bicycle stands at its Metro stations which have dedicated parking lots to promote the use of bicycles as part of an eco-friendly measure. The extension of the existing stands will be carried out in more stations in a phased manner. The permanent bicycle stands have the parking capacity of multiple bicycles and will be provided with a locking mechanism for the safety of bicycles,” the DMRC said in a series of tweets. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”It’s an effort to tackle the problem of pollution, the organisation has been encouraging commuters to use bicycles as it is an eco-friendly mode of transport, said official. At present, this facility is available at 18 parking lots at different stations across Delhi Metro network. These stations are: Line-1: Seelampur, Shahdara, Welcome, Rithala; Line-2: Saket, Arjangarh, Chattarpur, Line-3/4(3): Dwarka Mor, Dwarka, Dwarka Sec21, Line-5 : Mundka, Nangloi, Peeragarhi, Line-6: Tughlakabad, Badarpur, Sarita Vihar, Line-8 : Okhla Bird Sanctuary. However, “the parking lots at Nawada, Uttam Nagar (E) and Vishwavidayala Metro stations have also been identified for permanent bicycle stands which will be installed within few days. This facility will be further extended to more stations in a phased manner,” DMRC said in a statement. “These permanent bicycle stands have the capacity for parking of multiple bicycles and will be provided with a locking mechanism for the safety of bicycles,” the DMRC statement added. “DMRC in association with some private operators is already operating 20 bicycle sharing service stands (through operators) covering 19 stations across its network. With the recent expansion of Metro network, 13 more stations have been identified for these bicycle sharing service which will be functional in few weeks,” official added. The Delhi Metro’s current operational span is 343 km with 250 metro stations, spread over eight colour-coded lines.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday said it will go to the root of the alleged conspiracy and sensational claims made by a lawyer that there was a larger conspiracy to frame Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi in the sexual harassment allegations against him. A three-judge special bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra said if fixers continue to work and manipulate the judiciary as claimed, neither this institution nor any of “us” will not survive. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The bench, also comprising justices R F Nariman and Deepak Gupta, asked lawyer Utsav Singh Bains, who has made claims of a larger conspiracy, to file another affidavit by Thursday morning after he claimed that he has some more “incriminating evidence”. The bench said it will take up the matter for hearing on Thursday. “We will inquire and go to the root of alleged claims of fixers at work and manipulating the judiciary. If they continue to work then none of us will survive… Fixing has no role to play in the system. We will inquire and take it to the logical end” it said. The bench also clarified that there is no connection in the hearing of Bains’ claims of larger conspiracy and the in-house inquiry ordered into the sexual harassment allegations against CJI. Earlier in the day, the apex court directed chiefs of the CBI, IB and Delhi Police to appear and meet in chambers the three judges who are hearing his claim that there was a larger conspiracy to frame CJI.last_img read more