More young people and newcomers to Nova Scotia will have the opportunity to connect with business and community leaders in Western Nova Scotia. Government announced $100,000 to expand the Connector Program, which will be delivered by the province’s Western Regional Enterprise Network (REN). Labour and Advanced Education Minister Kelly Regan and Municipal Affairs Minister Zach Churchill announced the funding today, March 7, at the Western REN’s annual summit in Meteghan, Digby County. “We want to help young and new Nova Scotians grow their professional and community networks, find jobs and stay in communities across the province,” said Ms. Regan. “The Connector Program also gives mentors the opportunity to support youth in their communities and find new, local talent.” The Connector Program is a networking initiative that helps local businesses and organizations connect with new graduates, immigrants, and international students who are interested in starting and growing their career in Nova Scotia. The program pairs individuals with local employers, civil servants and community leaders. “We’re working closely with our municipal counterparts through the Regional Enterprise Networks to help local businesses grow and succeed,” said Mr. Churchill. “I want to thank the Western REN for partnering with us to create local opportunities for our young people and contribute to the economic growth of our region.” Since 2009, the Halifax Partnership’s Connector Program has helped more than 800 people secure full-time jobs in the Halifax area. “We are very excited about the launch of the Connector Program in the Western Region,” said Robyn Webb, director, Labour Market Development, National Connector Program with the Halifax Partnership. “The Connector program is designed to help recent graduates and immigrants build their business networks which increases their chances of finding employment in their field. Through the National Connector Program, we have helped over 20 communities launch Connector Programs in cities and towns across Canada and internationally.” “We see the Connector Program as an extension of our mandate,” said Western Regional Enterprise Network CEO Angélique LeBlanc. “We believe an intentional, regional approach to networking will create openings for youth and newcomers to find a place in the business community.” The ONE Nova Scotia Coalition recommended the expansion to support youth and immigrant retention, economic growth, and rural entrepreneurship. The Transition Task Force also recommended expanding the mentorship network in Nova Scotia. For more information on the Connector Program, go to www.connectorprogram.ca .
New Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday directed the transfer of all five cases registered in connection with the Unnao rape incident from a court in Uttar Pradesh to a court in the national capital. The apex court also directed the Uttar Pradesh government to provide Rs 25 lakh to the rape survivor as an interim compensation. It also directed the CBI to complete within seven days the investigation of the fifth case relating to the accident in which the woman and her lawyer have been critically injured. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi made it clear that the agency can only seek extension of time for probe in the accident case in exceptional circumstances. The court also took note of the oral instructions received by the CBI from the doctors of the King George Medical College Hospital that both the woman and her lawyer are in the condition to be airlifted to AIIMS, New Delhi. It will however pass the order in this regard after receiving instruction from their family members.
SASKATOON — The Saskatoon Wildlife Federation has doused plans for two People’s Party of Canada candidates to settle a debate dispute at its shooting range.Saskatoon-Grasswood candidate Mark Friesen took to social media over the weekend promoting a shootout with fellow candidate Guto Penteado, who’s running in the riding of Saskatoon-University.In a video, Friesen says the target competition would determine who would represent the party at an upcoming debate hosted by the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce.The skills contest was set to be broadcast Tuesday on social media.But Saskatoon Wildlife Federation spokesman Robert Freberg said he only learned Tuesday that politicians intended to compete at its facility. Neither is a member and the club’s board of directors would need to approve such a competition.The club focuses on education programming, he added.“We were blindsided,” said Freberg. “The one candidate indicated he was going to come out and buy a membership today to do that and we basically said that’s not an option.“This isn’t in line with our values … We don’t view ourselves as rednecks.”In social media posts, the party’s Saskatoon-University riding association said the shootout would be going ahead at another location.“Because Canadians are free to enjoy their legal passions unobstructed,” it said.“Shooting firearms at targets is not only safe and fun, but a staple of Saskatchewan’s culture.”Maxime Bernier founded the People’s Party of Canada last year after leaving the Conservative party following disagreements with leader Andrew Scheer.The party has promised it would reduce the number of immigrants allowed into Canada, increase border security and end reliance on the United Nations for refugee selection.The Canadian Press
Rabat – Mohamed Kotbi, the Moroccan banquet waiter at New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel who made headlines in 2011 after he said he was forced by the hotel management to change his name to keep him from “scaring guests,” is reportedly planning to sue the luxury hotel owned by the Hilton company again, and this time for firing him, according to the New York Post.Mohamed, 52, who had worked at the Waldorf Astoria since 1984, previously filed a complaint against the hotel management for religious and racial discrimination. The suit was then settled for $17,500 according to court records.It all started on Sept.13, 2001. Two days after the attacks on the World Trade Center when he was asked by the hotel administration to wear different name tags at work suggesting that his name was “Edgar” and “Hector” in order to prevent guests from being frightened by being served by someone whose name is Mohamed. The Moroccan waiter filed discrimination complaints with the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2005 and 2009, the newspaper added.Kotbi said that he sued the hotel not only because of the name changes, but also because the administration did nothing to keep his work colleagues from calling him “terrorist,” “al Qaeda boy,” and other names.“They really destroyed me,” Kotbi told the newspaper. “This was my life. It’s the only job I’ve ever had.”Now, Mohamed Kotbi is planning to file another lawsuit in Manhattan Supreme Court this week for unlawful retaliation.“If we can’t get justice for our client, we intend to take action in the community and protesting, picketing and rallying in front of the hotel,” Kotbi’s attorney Brad Gerstman was quoted as saying by the NY Post.The Waldorf owners reportedly declined to comment on the issue.Photo by Zandy Mangold
Journalists and human rights defenders are often attacked by official spokespeople on government-controlled media channels, contributing to an atmosphere of intolerance for even legitimate criticism of the government. Websites that carry news and current affairs content on Sri Lanka have been subject to arbitrary rules of registration and in some cases, to police raids and seizure of equipment.The revival of the Press Council of Sri Lanka is seen to embody a very real coercive intent on the part of the government, since the 1973 law under which the body is constituted conceives of a number of possible sanctions against the media, including the power to prosecute under various provisions of criminal law.The Sri Lanka Press Complaints Commission, a self-regulatory body set up by the media industry, has been seeking to establish its credentials as an institution that is fully equipped to deal with current challenges. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) says financially vulnerable media houses in Sri Lanka have been subject to further pressures as increased costs passed on from banks and financial institutions threatens their sustainability.A report by IFJ on the state of the media in Sri Lanka said that change of ownership has often resulted in rapid changes in editorial policies and personnel in the Sri Lankan media. However it says their efforts are yet to be recognised, since few reforms have been implemented in the media sector and the recommendations of a high-level commission on national reconciliation remain largely on paper.Media reporting on the process of resettlement and rehabilitation in the country’s Northern Province, which suffered the worst ravages of the civil war, has often been impeded by security personnel who continue to be deployed there. And far from assuring accountability for the number of attacks and killings of journalists during the war, the pattern of violence has persisted in the years following. The report highlights some of the incidents involving the Sri Lankan media which took place this year including the removal of the Chief Editors of The Ceylon Today and The Sunday Leader newspapers. IF says it’s partners in Sri Lanka have been campaigning for media freedom to be recognised as an essential part of the process of national reconciliation, following the end of the country’s quarter-century long civil war in 2009.
The 15-member Council voted had last month to extend the mandate of the United Nations Operation in Burundi (ONUB) for two months, until 15 January, to allow time for discussion of ONUB’s future, and, as part of today’s resolution, authorized some redeployment and welcomed Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s continued dialogue with the Government on a gradual disengagement. In his most recent report to the Council on the situation, Mr. Annan had recommended extending the mandate of a reduced ONUB well into next year, saying that the most urgent priority was to ensure that the conflict with the rebel Palipehutu-National Liberation Forces (Palipehutu-FNL) is brought to an end.As a step toward adjustment and disengagement, the Council, through today’s resolution, authorized the temporary redeployment of military and civilian police personnel among ONUB and the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC). While it was envisaged that the withdrawal of the ONUB force could, at the request of the Government, be completed in the second half of 2006, a detailed drawdown plan for the remaining approximately 3,000 ONUB troops would be developed after a joint assessment to be carried out by ONUB and the National Defence Force in January 2006. According to the resolution adopted today, the Council looked forward to receiving the report on that assessment by 15 March 2006.
WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s Tories says they can reduce the record number of children in care by ensuring parents have jobs.Conservative Leader Brian Pallister says poverty and the demand for CFS services are inseparably linked, so the sollution will be to create jobs.NDP Leader Greg Selinger is promising to set up a new patient advocate in the health-care system if he is re-elected premier.Selinger says the appointed person would help patients and their families get answers when something goes wrong and there is a critical incident review.The Liberals are promising to improve online campsite reservations, saying that opening bookings for all campsites on one day every spring has just led to long wait times.The election will take place April 19. Manitoba parties make campaign promises on jobs, health care and camping by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 6, 2016 2:00 am MDT Last Updated Apr 6, 2016 at 3:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Fueled by some early hitting and a strong performance from freshman right-hander Jake Post, the Ohio State baseball team defeated Marshall, 5-0, on Wednesday. “All (the offense) need to do is support this pitching staff and crunch out a few runs,” said OSU head coach Greg Beals. “You give that group of pitchers a four-run lead right off the bat, it’s going to be a tough ball game.” The Buckeyes wasted no time to take the lead, scoring four runs in the first inning. Redshirt senior center fielder Joe Ciamacco started the top of the first by singling to center field. After he stole second, redshirt senior infielder Ryan Cypret followed with a base hit to right center, scoring Ciamacco. After senior infielder Kirby Pellant was retired on a pop up, sophomore right fielder Pat Porter reached on an error when Marshall sophomore shortstop Sergio Leon slipped trying to field a groundball. In the next at bat, freshman infielder Jacob Bosiokovic scorched a double to deep left center to score the runners and put OSU up, 3-0. Marshall redshirt sophomore pitcher Kyle Kessler was then replaced by senior right-hander Matt Hummel. A wild pitch by Hummel allowed Bosiokovic to cross the plate for the Buckeyes’ fourth run of the inning. The Buckeyes threatened again in the bottom half of the second by putting three runners on base, but they were unable to get them home. A lightning delay in the middle of the third halted action for 40 minutes before play was resumed at 8:05 p.m. The delay did not seem to slow the OSU offense down, however, as they were able to tack on another run in the bottom of the fourth. Leading off, freshman infielder Troy Kuhn narrowly beat out a groundball that deflected off of Marshall senior first baseman Nathan Gomez’s glove for a single. A stolen base advanced Kuhn to second before redshirt senior first baseman Brad Hallberg was able to knock him in with a base hit up the middle. Ciamacco said that the offense is starting to realize what it does best. “Our coaches always talk about our identity as a team, and I mean, for a lot of us, we’re a whole bunch of speed guys,” Ciamacco said. “We just need to put the ball in play and let our wheels do the talking for us.” Post (2-0), tossed five scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out four batters. Despite a solid outing, the right-hander thought he had more gas left in the tank. “I felt like I could have went longer,” Post said. “Either way the coaches were just concerned with the gap, you know sit down for a while and pick it up. They just wanted me to take it easy.” In relief, the quartet of sophomore Ryan Riga, redshirt senior David Fathalikhani, redshirt junior Tyler Giannonatti and sophomore Trace Dempsey sustained the shutout for the Buckeyes. With the win, OSU improves to 21-10 on the season while Marshall, which used eight pitchers in the game, dropped to 13-19. The Buckeyes are set to travel to Lincoln, Neb., over the weekend for a three-game series against the Cornhuskers. The first game is scheduled to begin at 5:05 p.m. on Friday.
Urban Meyer speaks to the media during Ohio State’s football media day Aug. 11.When you hear “Ohio State” or “Michigan,” the rivalry and The Game are one of the first things that come to mind.Growing up in Ohio with OSU alumni in my family, I view The Game no differently. It’s the biggest rivalry in sports with the most intense fans, one that culminates at the end of the football regular season for two teams that want nothing more than to beat each other.Whether you’re a football fan or not, if you hail from Ohio or Michigan, you’re ready to cheer come time for The Game. The most dedicated fans can never waiver to the other side, even for reasons completely unrelated to football.You stick with your team and root for them to win, no matter what.But there are some things even bigger than the biggest rivalry in sports, and one of those things is cancer.When Grant Reed, then 11 years old, now 12 years old, was diagnosed with cancer, he used the rivalry as his motivation to beat the disease, which kept him in the hospital for weeks at a time. Both of Reed’s parents are OSU alumni and former marching band members, so being a Buckeye was something Reed was born into.That’s why Reed decided to name his brain tumor “Michigan.”And then he beat it.Last December, when OSU football coach Urban Meyer found out about Reed’s creative choice in naming his tumor, he visited Reed at Nationwide Children’s Hospital while Reed was still undergoing treatment. Since The Game takes place in Ann Arbor, Mich., this year, Meyer wasn’t able to offer Reed tickets to the game.That’s where Michigan football coach Brady Hoke came in.When Hoke heard about Reed’s tumor, he felt the need to reach out to the young Buckeye fan.“Well I think as a father and a parent, we’re glad in this instance that he beat Michigan, and that’s probably the only time I’ll say it,” Hoke said. “But that’s important, it’s important for us, we’ve got a great, unbelievable opportunity to help kids and help people understand.”He said this was an obvious case where something was more important than the rivalry.“This is a great rivalry, the greatest there is, it’s competitive, and it’s passionate,” Hoke said. “But at the end of the day there’s a heck of lot more things more important than those rivalries.”As I am not a parent, I can’t relate to Hoke’s reasoning for reaching out to Reed in that aspect. But as a human being, you can’t help but feel Hoke’s compassion and the compassion coming from Buckeyes and Wolverines elsewhere.Hoke gave Reed and his family four tickets to come watch the Buckeyes and the Wolverines face off on Nov. 30.Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner agreed that this opportunity wasn’t something the Wolverines and coach Hoke could pass up.“That’s great on the part of coach Hoke. The rivalry is so big, what he’s fighting is so much bigger,” Gardner said. “If what he needs to do is name his deal “Beat Michigan,” I fully support it. But when he comes to The Game, I don’t support that in any way.”
After the offseason from hell, the Ohio State football team could enter a phase the program not seen in Columbus in a long time. Because of the recent dominance of OSU football over the last decade, these four words have been seemingly absent from the central Ohio vernacular: It’s a rebuilding year. Tuesday, quarterback Terrelle Pryor announced that he would not be returning to OSU for his senior season. Pryor had a 31-4 record as a starter at OSU, second most wins by a quarterback at OSU, behind Art Schlichter. Pryor passed for a career total of 6,177 yards, ran for 2,164 yards and was responsible for 74 touchdowns. That is 444 points of offense, driving away in a Nissan 350Z. Who is going to step up as Pryor’s replacement? Eventually it will be Braxton Miller, a true freshman from Huber Heights, Ohio. For now, Miller is an unrefined passer, a threat on the ground and 100 percent unproven. When Pryor announced his departure through his attorney on Tuesday, almost immediately, “Braxton Miller” was trending on Twitter in Columbus. It is evident that Buckeye fans are ready for the next chapter, but unfortunately for them, the storybook ending is a long way off. Miller was shaky at best in the jersey scrimmage that replaced the Spring Game this year, and got most of his production against the second-team defense. While he has the athletic ability to succeed, Miller has yet to take a snap in front of an opposing defense at the collegiate level. On top of being without Pryor, the 2011 squad will be without running back Dan Herron for the first five games of the season. Herron led the team in rushing in 2010 with 1,155 yards and 16 touchdowns. The Scarlet and Gray will also be without DeVier Posey for the first five games of the 2011 season. Posey was the Buckeyes’ second-leading receiver, 100 yards behind team leader Dane Sanzenbacher, who had 948 receiving yards. OSU will also be without offensive lineman Mike Adams and defensive end Solomon Thomas for the first five games of the upcoming season. Linebacker Jordan Whiting earned a one-game suspension. In those five games, OSU will play at Miami (Fla.) and at home against Michigan State. These are two teams that could be difficult to beat without a productive offense. These deficiencies don’t even include a young squad that has to replace seven starters on the defensive side of the ball, two starters on the interior offensive line and the lack of experience at wide receiver. If that’s not enough to scream rebuilding year, what is? Former head coach Jim Tressel resigned from his position on Memorial Day, following conversations with athletic director Gene Smith. Tressel said it was “in the best interest of Ohio State” that he resign from his position. Tressel amassed a 106-22 record while at OSU. He went 9-1 against Michigan. He won a National Championship in 2002. And he is gone. OSU announced it would not be pursuing any other coaches until the conclusion of the 2011 season. The fate of the 2011 Buckeyes lies with interim head coach Luke Fickell. Fickell has never had a head-coaching job. Fickell is the team’s former assistant head coach, co-defensive coordinator and linebacker coach. No offense to Fickell, but with names like Urban Meyer, Bo Pelini, Jon Gruden and Mark Dantonio being thrown into the mix for 2012, his coaching experience is coming into question. The reality of the situation is that the Buckeyes are not a top-10 team. OSU is not going to breeze its way through the regular season. And in the first year the Big Ten has planned an official Big Ten Championship Game, OSU can count itself out of the Dec. 3 affair.
Développement durable : l’armée américaine tente de réduire son empreinte écologiqueÉtats-Unis – Pour diminuer sensiblement son empreinte écologique, l’armée américaine a adopté un plan prévoyant notamment la mise en place de systèmes de purification d’eau fonctionnant à l’énergie solaire, ou l’utilisation de biocarburant pour les avions de chasse. Le département de la Défense est le premier consommateur de carburant au monde, représentant 80% de la consommation d’énergie du gouvernement américain. D’après un rapport publié par le Pew Research Center, l’énergie que consomme le département est principalement issue des hydrocarbures. Mais la donne devrait désormais changer, grâce au plan de réduction des émissions de carbone provenant de tous les corps de l’armée. L’armée de Terre et l’armée de l’Air se sont en effet dotées de plusieurs bases fonctionnant en partie à l’énergie solaire. L’une d’entre elles, celle de Fort Irwin en Californie, s’est vu fixer pour objectif de cesser, dans les dix prochaines années, de tirer son énergie du réseau électrique.À lire aussiNOTOX, quand la planche de surf devient écoloLa Marine, de son côté, s’est fixée pour but de remplacer d’ici 2020 la moitié de son fuel utilisé sur terre et sur mer. C’est dans ce cadre que sera prochainement testé un “Hornet vert”, un avion de combat F18 fonctionnant avec un mélange de cameline, une plante de la famille de la moutarde, et de kérosène. “Contrairement à la première génération de carburant à l’éthanol de maïs, la cameline est une plante que l’on peut cultiver alternativement avec autre chose comme du blé, sans mettre le sol en jachère”, a souligné Ray Mabus, le secrétaire à la Marine.En 2012, ce sont des bateaux et des sous-marins fonctionnant au biocarburant qui devraient être testés pour devenir opérationnels en 2016. Quant au corps des Marines, qui travaille avec l’armée de Terre, il utilise dans ses structures temporaires installées en Irak des mousses isolantes qui devraient permettre de réduire la consommation d’énergie de 75%.Ces innovations visant à réduire les émissions de gaz à effet de serre de l’armée sont saluées par Phyllis Cuttino, directrice du programme climat et énergie à l’institut de recherche Pew. Elle appelle en effet les législateurs américains à soutenir ce projet en adoptant une loi sur la lutte contre le changement climatique. “Cette législation devrait instaurer un prix du carbone, investir dans l’innovation et aider à déployer les énergies renouvelables” souligne-t-elle.Le 24 avril 2010 à 11:22 • Emmanuel Perrin
In a 68-29 vote Wednesday night, the GMO labeling compromise from Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow passed its first test in the form of a procedural vote. Now, the bill will come before the full Senate on Wednesday afternoon, followed by a likely final vote next Friday.We are extraordinarily close, but continue to need your support on this important issue. Please continue your calls and emails to Senate offices between now and next Wednesday. Your Senators need to hear how important biotechnology is to your operation. You can email your Senate offices directly via the Soy Action Center, or you can dial the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food at 1-866-464-6633 to be connected with both Senators from your state.As so many of you know, passing this legislation is important not only to avoid a patchwork of state labeling laws, but also to maintain demand and increase consumer trust for the meal and oil that come from your soybeans. The Roberts/Stabenow compromise sets a national standard for labeling of biotech content that avoids stigmatization of biotechnology, while providing consumers with the information they need.Please take a moment today, this weekend and next week to contact your Senate offices and urge their support!
ARLINGTON, Texas (WSVN) — Police in Texas are searching for a man who they say walked into a convenience store and swiped five cases of Bud Light during a “textbook beer run.”The “beer baron” entered a store in the 5000 block of Little School Road and took off, according to the Arlington Police Department.Surveillance images showed the man running off with what appeared to 18-packs of the popular brew.He fled the scene in a gray Dodge pickup truck, police said.Anyone who recognizes the man is asked to contact Arlington Police.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
B-to-b publisher Source Media has acquired London-based CB.Net, a reference data provider for the global banking community. Source said CB.net will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of its Accuity business, a database provider of payment routing data and anti-money laundering screening software.Financial terms were not disclosed.According to Accuity president Hugh M. Jones, the acquisition bolsters the company’s existing client base. “As one company, Accuity and CB.Net offer the best single source of payments data, more solutions and greater flexibility to the marketplace,” he said.Owned by Investcorp, Source Media publishes magazines that serve the banking, capital markets, technology and professional services sectors. Its magazines include American Banker, the Bond Buyer and Origination News.
Snapping its three day winning streak, the S&P BSE Sensex fell 58 points on Tuesday, as investors remained cautious over the second quarter results of domestic companies.The Sensex closed at 27,306 points, down 0.21%, while the 50-share Nifty fell by 13 points, or 0.16%, to end at 8,261.”After enjoying three consecutive days of gains, the Indian equity market took a breather on Tuesday amid some profit booking around the 8300 mark. Indices failed to hold on to early gains as the Indian rupee lost strength against the US Dollar. The rupee yet again crossed the Rs65 per dollar mark in intra-day. However, the IT stocks were back in the limelight post the weakness in the rupee,” said Amar Ambani, Head of Research, IIFL.Muted global markets failed to lend support the domestic stock markets. Tracking the little gains in the US stock markets, Asian markets saw a mixed trend. While Japan’s Nikkei closed 75% higher, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was down 86 points.”We are in the consolidation phase. Probably, over the next 4-6 weeks we will be experiencing consolidation where the market would fluctuate between ups and downs without doing much,” Jyotivardhan Jaipuria, an independent market expert, told The Economic Times.Meanwhile, global rating agency Standard & Poor’s has kept its rating for India unchanged at the lowest investment grade “BBB-minus” with a “stable” outlook, citing low income and weak government fiscal position.The agency projected the Indian economy to grow by 7.4% this year. It expects the average growth of the economy to remain “just under” 8% between 2015 and 2018.Among the BSE sectoral indices, Power and IT were the top gainers, while Metal index was the top loser.While Reliance Power (5%), Tata Power (2.1%), TCS (1.5%), Infosys (1.3%) and Tata Motors (1.2%) were the top gainers among the Sensex stocks, Tata Steel (3.1%), Hindalco (2.7%), Cipla (2.2%), Reliance Capital (2.1%) and ONGC (1.8%) were the top losers.
RBL Bank (formerly Ratnakar Bank Limited) is all set to hit the primary market with its initial public offering (IPO) of equity shares soon, after the capital markets regulator late last month cleared the private lender’s public issue.The bank had filed the draft prospectus with the regulator on June 23, 2015.Kolhapur-based RBL Bank had raised Rs. 488 crore in pre-IPO preferential placement of shares last December. The exercise was in accordance with its IPO document filed with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) in June 2015. The shares were placed with international investors, including the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and CDC Group Plc. The shares were issued at Rs. 195 apiece.”This capital raise was undertaken to augment the tier 1 capital base of the Bank,” Vishwavir Ahuja, MD & CEO, RBL Bank, had said in a statement on Dec. 20, 2015.Here are some facts about RBL Bank, according to information available on its website and the draft prospectus filed with Sebi: The IPO size will be about Rs. 1,100 crore comprising fresh issue of shares, in addition to offer of sale of 17.56 million equity shares by existing investors.The face value of the share is Rs.10 each. The price band will be decided in consultation with global coordinators and book running lead managers (GCBRLMs) to the issue.The shares will be listed on BSE and NSE.The bank earned a net profit of Rs. 292.48 crore on revenues of Rs. 3,234.85 crore for the financial year 2015-16, up from Rs. 208.45 crore and Rs. 2,356.5 crore in the preceding financial year. The diluted EPS was Rs.9.43 for 2015-16 as against Rs. 7 in 2014-15 (Diluted earnings per share reflect the potential dilution that could occur if contracts to issue equity shares were exercised or converted during the period).Deposits and advances stood at Rs. 24,348 crore and Rs. 21,229 crore, respectively, as of March 31, 2016.Net non-performing assets (NPAs) as percentage of total advances rose to 0.59 percent from 0.27 percent at the end of financial year 2014-15.The GCBRLMs to the issue are Kotak, Axis Capital, Citi and Morgan Stanley. The BRLMs are HDFC Bank, ICICI Securities, IDFC Securities, IIFL Holdings and SBI Capital Markets.The bank was incorporated in 1943 as Ratnakar Bank.Over the last five years, global and domestic investors have infused capital of over Rs. 1,500 crore in the bank, taking the TIER 1 capital to Rs. 2,200 crores (approx).As of March 2016, RBL Bank had 197 branches and 362 ATMs across 13 Indian states.The corporate office of RBL Bank is at One Indiabulls Centre, Tower 2B, 6th Floor, Lower Parel (W), Mumbai, while the registered office is at Shahupuri, Kolhapur.
Akshay KumarTwitterAkshay Kumar is undoubtedly one of the most bankable stars in Bollywood and his box office track record is a proof of that. He has earned a set of loyal audience who never give his films a miss in theatres. His immense fan following and choices of roles guarantee him a certain percentage of occupany that soon gets converted into big numbers at the box office. And after doing an assessment and knowing his worth, the Khiladi Kumar has reportedly started charging double the amount that he was charging 7 years ago.According to a report in The Asian Age, Akshay, who had earlier charged Rs 27 crore for Rowdy Rathore, now demands a whopping Rs 54 crore per film.”Akshay is fond of the number nine. When he was working on Rowdy Rathore, he billed the makers for Rs 27 crore. But that was in 2012. Now, Akshay demands a cool Rs 54 crore and gets it too,” a trade expert was qouted as saying by the daily.And now that Sanjay Leela Bhansali has reportedly bankrolled the sequel to Rowdy Rathore, the filmmaker will have to pay Akshay double the price compared to the amount that he charged for the part 1.”Sanjay Leela Bhansali had bankrolled Rowdy Rathore, which was directed by Prabhudheva. And when Akshay shifted the release date of Pad Man last year to get a free run for Padmaavat at the box office, he jokingly asked Bhansali to promise him a sequel. And now that the sequel is happening, the makers realise that they will need to pay him exactly double for it,” the trade expert added.It is to be noted that Akshay was the only Indian celebrity who was featured in the Forbes list of the world’s highest paid actors 2019. He had secured the 33rd spot with earnings worth 65 million USD (that is around Rs 444 crore in Indian currency).Akshay is currently loaded with a few big and interesting line-ups this year. After triggering nationalist fervor with Kesari, the Khiladi Kumar will be next seen in Mission Mangal, Housefull 4, Laxmmi Bomb and Good News this year and Sooryavanshi, Laxmmi Bomb in 2020 and will also make his debut in digital space with The End on Amazon.
Third-grader’s marriage foiled A class-three girl was saved from early marriage at Puthiabaria in the municipality area on Friday thanks to the prompt action of the local administration.Executive magistrate Anisur Rahman foiled the marriage of 11-year-old Banna Khatun with Abdur Rahman, 18, of the same area.The would-be groom and his relatives fled after the magistrate arrived.The mobile court fined the girl’s father Muktar Hossain Tk 5,000. It took undertakings from Banna and Rahman’s fathers who promised not to marry off their underage children before they reach adulthood.
“Some people think that graphene, a form of carbon, is the material of the future,” Allen Goldman tells PhysOrg.com. “It’s of high scientific interest because of its unusual electronic properties.” Citation: A new type of spin valve that uses graphene (2007, July 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2007-07-valve-graphene.html Goldman is a scientist at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Working with Masaya Nishioka, also at the University of Minnesota, Goldman has found new insight into spin transport in graphene. Their findings are published in an article titled “Spin transport through multilayer graphene,” published in Applied Physics Letters.Goldman and Nishioka have created a spin valve, and also observed a magnetic field controlled resistance change of 0.39%. “It’s not a huge effect,” Goldman admits, “but it is a step.” He explains that this is not the first spin valve, but that it is the first that is “reasonably well characterized.” He continues: “This isn’t a huge breakthrough, but it is an incremental step in understanding graphene, and also a step in understanding whether this material has use in spin dependent electronics.”Spin dependent electronics, or “spintronics,” makes use of quantum spin states of electrons. Applications for spintronic devices, and spin valves in particular, are currently limited to mass-storage systems. However, the technology and science is so emergent, that further applications are possible. The spin valve, which is what Goldman and Nishioka’s work describes, makes use of magnetic thin films to control the resistive state of graphene: “We’re talking about a memory device that doesn’t have to be refreshed, and that is not volatile.”Because of its high electron mobility and low atomic number, graphene is of special interest in spintronics, and this is why Goldman and Nishioka chose to work with it. “The process seems really very simple,” says Goldman. He then writes via email to explain the process: “We take a substrate of silicon, which is doped and coated with silicon oxide. Then we place graphene flakes on the surface, and after selecting a suitable flake, fabricate a pair of cobalt electrodes to contact the flake. We can then switch the resistive state of the flake by controlling the relative orientations of the magnetizations of the electrodes.” But there are caveats. “Even though the set up is simple, it can be hard to make these devices,” Goldman says over the phone. “And even though we can make graphene, it is a difficult process, especially to make single-layer graphene, which is why use multilayer graphene.” He emphasizes again that the effect he and Nishioka observed was quite small.The goal, Goldman says, is to be able to master graphene to an extent that it would become possible to produce technologically useful devices. “Right now, we are at a point where we deal with little flakes. We need to work with films that are ordered over macroscopic distances,” he says.Goldman feels that there is potential in graphene. “I don’t really know if it is the material of the future,” he explains, “but this experiment brings us a step closer to understanding it better. If the problems with graphene can be solved, there is a very good chance that it could be very useful.”Copyright 2007 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
Explore further The biggest advantage of ultracapacitors is that they can fully recharge in less than a minute, unlike lithium-ion batteries which can take several hours. The downside of ultracapacitors is that they currently have a very short range, providing a distance of only a few miles, due to the fact that ultracapacitors can store only about 5% of the energy that lithium-ion batteries can hold. Although their short range makes ultracapacitors impractical for cars, city buses have to stop frequently anyway. By quickly recharging at bus stops, buses could take advantage of ultracapacitors’ other benefits: a bus with ultracapacitors uses 40% less electricity compared to an electric bus with lithium-ion batteries, and requires just one-tenth the energy cost of a typical diesel-fueled bus, which would save about $200,000 during the life of the vehicle. Plus, the buses are environmentally friendly: “Even if you use the dirtiest coal plant on the planet, it generates a third of the carbon dioxide of diesel when used to charge an ultracapacitor,” said Dan Ye of Sinautec.Today’s demonstration will take place at American University in Washington, DC, where an 11-seat minibus powered by ultracapacitors will be shuttling people around campus. At designated charging stations, which double as bus stops, the bus recharges by raising a collector on top of the bus a few feet to touch an overhead electric charging line, which recharges ultracapacitor banks stored under the bus seats. The two companies hope that this is just the beginning for ultracapacitor buses. The company that makes the Shanghai buses, Foton America Bus Co, based in Tennessee, plans to deliver another 60 buses to the Chinese city in early 2010. The new buses will have ultracapacitors manufactured by Shanghai Aowei that supply 10-watt hours per kilogram, compared with the current ultracapacitors that have an energy density of six watt-hours per kilogram. Other US cities, including New York City, Chicago, and some towns in Florida, have also expressed interest in trialing the buses. The companies expect that the ultracapacitors will continue to achieve higher energy densities in the future, which would allow them to hold a charge for longer. This improvement could increase the driving range from a few miles to 20 miles or more, helping to decrease the number of charging stations required on a route and make the technology practical for many more cities and bus routes. More information: Sinautecvia: Technology Review© 2009 PhysOrg.com (PhysOrg.com) — A fleet of 17 buses near Shanghai has been running on ultracapacitors for the past three years, and today that technology is coming to the Washington, DC, for a one-day demonstration. Chinese company Shanghai Aowei Technology Development Company, along with its US partner Sinautec Automobile Technologies, predict that this approach will provide an inexpensive and energy efficient way to power city buses in the near future. Hybrid Bus in the City: A Prototype with a Future Citation: Ultracapacitors Make City Buses Cheaper, Greener (2009, October 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-10-ultracapacitors-city-buses-cheaper-greener.html Buses with ultracapacitors stop at recharging stations, which double as bus stops, to recharge in less than a minute. Image credit: Sinautec. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.