Md Selim lodges complaint with Cyber Cell at Lalbazar

first_imgKolkata: CPIM politburo member Md Selim has lodged complaint with the Cyber Cell at Lalbazar against a post in the social media spreading canard against him.The matter came to light when Selim saw a post on August 15 midnight criticising him for his behavior in the United States a few years ago.The person sending the post alleged that while in the United States, Selim had taken beef but refused to take pork. When pork was offered he became furious and smashed the table. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaHe left the place. He went to the house of a person known to him and stayed there. His hosts were taken aback and after this incident they gave up Left idealism and started contributing money to an organization preaching Hinduttva. Selim also reported the matter to the Face Book authorities. Selim tweeted alleging that the BJP IT cell was behind this post. He alleged that making religion a shield, BJP was trying to spread hate politics. But, their attempt to malign him will fail, he commented.last_img read more

Its Camp Day at Tim Hortons

first_imgIt’s Camp Day at Tim Hortons, and that means 100 per cent of the money from coffee sales will go towards helping thousands of kids go camping.The Tim Horton Children’s Foundation has seven camps across Canada and the United States which allow kids from low-income families enjoy the camp experience.Tim Hortons is also hoping people will encourage others to give by using the hashtag #CampDay and by mentioning @TimHortons on Twitter and Instagram.Last year, a record-breaking $13.7-million was raised.last_img read more

Critical funding shortfall threatens vital UN food aid for 53000 hungry Djiboutians

A critical shortage of funds will force the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to cut off vital food aid rations for 53,000 people in Djibouti beginning next month in a country where malnutrition rates among children under five are already well over the international emergency threshold, the agency warned today. “It’s vital that we get donations now,” WFP country Director Benoit Thiry. “The longer it takes to receive donations, the longer it will take to get the feeding programmes back on track. “Malnutrition among children younger than five is in fact a silent emergency in Djibouti, but we just don’t have the funds to continue providing food for the most vulnerable,” he added. Overall the agency needs $6 million for operations in the small Horn of Africa until December, and $1 million immediately. Unless new contributions arrive, WFP will be forced to stop distributing food to more than 47,000 pastoralist drought victims in April, and from May, will no longer be able to feed some Somali 6,000 refugees who rely entirely on food aid. Preliminary results of a new survey show acute malnutrition in Djibouti has risen to 20.4 per cent, above the emergency threshold of 15 per cent, compared to 17.9 per cent in 2002. Severe acute malnutrition stood at 7.1 per cent against 5.9 per cent in 2002. “Although these are preliminary findings and need to be validated, they provide a snapshot of the impact of the drought on household food security at the peak of the lean season,” Mr. Thiry said. The dry season begins in two months’ time. A recent report by the Famine Early Warning Systems Network warned that thousands of households would run short of food in the coming months, with livestock in some inland areas already showing signs of stress. An emergency WFP food security assessment in September showed that continued aid to drought victims is imperative. Recurring droughts have stretched to the limit the traditional survival strategies of many pastoralists. The assessment noted that aid would progressively shift from free food distribution towards food for work programmes designed to help improve their food security. Djibouti is classified as both a least developed country and a low-income, food-deficit country. Some 60 per cent of the population is unemployed. In 2006, WFP fed 70,000 people, including 10,000 school children, and 2,000 children orphaned by HIV/AIDS as well as people living with HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis patients. 27 March 2007A critical shortage of funds will force the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to cut off vital food aid rations for 53,000 people in Djibouti beginning next month in a country where malnutrition rates among children under five are already well over the international emergency threshold, the agency warned today. read more

Ontario increasing train and bus service across GO network

Ontario is increasing train and bus services across the GO network this coming fall.The province says the changes are an effort to provide commuters with more travel options that will help manage congestion and ensure strong customer service.The changes include more peak period GO train service on the Barrie line, providing more travel options to commuters in Barrie, Bradford West Gwillimbury, East Gwillimbury, Newmarket, Aurora, King City, Vaughan and Toronto. The province will also increase GO bus service on some of the most in-demand routes that serve customers in Burlington, St. Catharines, Guelph, Mississauga, Oakville, Hamilton and Richmond Hill.“Providing more train and bus service on our most in-demand routes is just one more way we are making transit a convenient choice for commuters. These new Barrie GO train trips also bring us one step closer to our goal of transforming the GO rail network to provide faster and more frequent rail service throughout the entire region,” said John Jensen, President and CEO, Metrolinx in a press release.The changes will be in effect as of September 2. read more

Holder reaches careerbest in ICC rankings

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedHolder achieves career-best in bowling, all-rounders chartsJuly 16, 2018In “Sports”Holder becomes the first No. 1 WI allrounder since SobersJanuary 28, 2019In “latest news”Pat Cummins, Jason Holder achieve career-best Test rankingsFebruary 5, 2019In “latest news” WI captain Jason HolderLONDON, United Kingdom (CMC) — West Indies captain Jason Holder has leapt to a career-best 25th spot in the International Cricket Council Test bowling rankings, following his outstanding performance in the day/night third Test which ended in Barbados on Tuesday.The 26-year-old seamer finished with career-best figures of nine for 60, though the effort proved in vain as West Indies lost the match by four-wickets inside four days at Kensington Oval.He has moved up 11 spots, climaxing a series that saw him take 12 wickets overall in the three-Test rubber, which was drawn 1-1.Holder has also moved up in the batting rankings, climbing 10 spots to 54th, following his top score of 74 in the first innings at the Oval.A stylish right-hander, Holder tallied 198 runs in the series at an average of 39.The Barbadian’s excellent effort has also seen him jump three spots in the all-rounder’s rankings to sixth.West Indies wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich, meanwhile, has also enjoyed movement in the batting rankings, leaping 14 spots to 51st position.The right-hander, who was adjudged Man-of-the-Series against Sri Lanka, struck 71 in the first innings of the Barbados Test. He finished with 288 runs at an average of 57.Opener Kraigg Brathwaite is the highest-ranked West Indies batsman at 21st while speedster Shannon Gabriel is the best-ranked Windies bowler at 12th.West Indies players can improve their rankings even further when they face off against Bangladesh in a two-Test series starting July 4 in Antigua. read more

60 passengers injured in NYC train crash

first_imgA RUSH-HOUR collision between two commuter trains in a suburb north of New York City Friday injured 60 passengers, five of them seriously.A spokesman for the Metro North commuter train line said the incident involved a train headed into the city and one traveling in the opposite direction toward New Haven, Connecticut.“Sixty people have been taken to the hospital,” Connecticut governor Dan Malloy said.“There are five people in critical condition, one in very critical condition.”The accident happened at the Connecticut city of Bridgeport at around 22.00 Irish time.Injured passengers are transported from the scene where two Metro North commuter trains collided. (AP Photo/The Connecticut Post, Christian Abraham)Alex Cohen, a passenger on the train headed to New York, said it pulled to a sudden halt and then suddenly jerked forward.“There was smoke. People were screaming, people were really nervous. We were pretty shaken up. They had to smash a window to get us out,” Cohen told NBC Connecticut.Malloy told reporters the collision was a very serious incident but there was “no reason to believe that this was anything but accidental.”“We’re most concerned about the injured and ultimately reopening the system,” he added.The New York Post newspaper reported that the accident occurred along a stretch of train track that was undergoing repairs.Metro North, one of America’s busiest commuter rail lines, which carries around 280,000 passengers each day, said it was not yet known what had caused the collision. – © AFP, 2013Read: New Orleans: 19 confirmed injured following parade shooting>More: Inexperienced pilots major factor in Shannon plane crash>last_img read more

RIM to drop PlayBook app sideloading

first_imgSideloading apps is supposed to make things easier for developers. It gives them a way to quickly and easily load their apps onto test devices so that bug can be worked out before they’re uploaded to app stores. But for RIM, it appears that sideloading is causing more harm than good — and that’s why PlayBook users won’t be able to do it for much longer.According to RIM’s Alec Saunders, the are some high-profile developers that have flatly refused to bring their apps to the BlackBerry platform unless sideloading is done away with. Saunders confirmed that’s going to happen very soon, possibly even in the very next update to PlayBook OS. It’s important to note that only consumer sideloading is being done away with — developers will likely still be able to do so. Locking down access should be as simple as RIM associating PlayBook PINs to developer accounts and only allowing an install when there’s a match.Why the need for a change? Right now, one of the biggest uses of sideloading on the PlayBook is installing Android apps that have been converted to the PlayBook’s BAR format by the community. With popular apps like Kindle, Netflix, Hulu, and Mint still nowhere to be seen, many PlayBook enthusiasts have taken it upon themselves to do the conversions rather than wait for official ports to arrive in App World. Even if an app is free, this practice can be construed as piracy — and that’s why those big-time devs that RIM is courting want sideloading removed.On his Twitter feed, Saunders goes so far as to state that 25% of Android apps are pirated. He doesn’t note where that figure comes from or if he’s talking about on the PlayBook or the Android ecosystem as a whole. A Yankee Group survey late last year revealed that 53% of developers do think piracy is a problem on Android and that the same number think Google is far too lax about trying to prevent piracy.RIM wants to avoid being perceived that way by developers — and they have to, if they’re ever going to get missing big-name apps uploaded to App World.More at Crackberrylast_img read more

Bahamas Conducts Continuing Dialogue with European Union During Diplomatic Week

first_img— Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 24, 2017 – Nassau – The Bahamas has used the opportunity of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ 4th annual ‘Diplomatic Week’ to stage the third in a series of dialogues with the European Union.   The exchange took place during a meeting between The Bahamas and the EU on Thursday, 19 October 2017.The political dialogue was held under the auspices of Article 8 of the Cotonou Agreement, which states that the Parties “shall regularly engage in a comprehensive, balanced and deep political dialogue leading to commitments on both sides”.   The Cotonou Agreement is an international agreement between African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries and the nations of the European Union, aimed at promoting a stable and democratic political environment.The talks were led by the Honourable Darren Henfield, MP, Minister of Foreign Affairs of The Bahamas, and Her Excellency Malgorzata Wasilewska, Ambassador, Head of the European Union Delegation to The Bahamas.The talks covered a wide range of global and regional issues, including climate change and natural disasters, security and crime, and human rights and migration.   The wide ranging dialogue also included discussions on the future of ACP-EU relations and the ongoing implementation of the EU-CARIFORUM Economic Partnership Agreement, both in light of the Brexit process.   Both sides welcomed the opportunity to restart this key dialogue, which was last held in October 2015, and looked forward to increased cooperation in the future.Minister Henfield welcomed the European Delegation – also comprising non-resident Ambassadors attending Diplomatic Week from Germany, Ireland, Spain, Sweden and the British High Commissioner – and conveyed The Bahamas’ pleasure and honour to receive the group.   He noted that The Bahamas’ relationship with the European Union continued as a high priority for the country, and that the two parties were bound by a proud democratic tradition and commitment to good governance and the rule of law.   Restarting the dialogue, under the new government represented a positive step in further developing these relations.The Minister – who led The Bahamas side comprising representatives from the Office of the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Financial Services, Trade and Industry and Immigration, and the Ministry of the Environment and Housing – considered today’s exchange as frank, meaningful and opportune, as it occasioned the stipulation of important elements of the national agenda to individual members of the EU side present.Ambassador Wasilewska described the talks as both comprehensive and dynamic.   She said that the EU/Bahamas relationship was of growing importance in an increasingly global world that now faced a series of unprecedented challenges.   She added that, ‘Only through partnerships such as ours will we be able to tackle those challenges and help create an enabling environment which helps all of our citizens’.*****************************************************BAHAMAS DIALOGUES WITH EU – Bahamian officials are shown meeting with representatives of the European Union as part of The Bahamas 4th annual Diplomatic Week, held in Nassau, 15-18 October, 2017.  Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Darren Henfield is shown at centre along with the Head of the European Union delegation, Ambassador Malgorzata Wasilewska and Ambassador Reuben Rahming various senior Government and diplomatic officials.Press Release: BISPhoto: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Related Items:last_img read more

Cantwell in Vancouver seeking smallbusiness answers

first_imgU.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., arrived in Vancouver on Wednesday seeking answers as to why small businesses and would-be entrepreneurs in Southwest Washington are struggling to secure loans to expand or to get their dreams off the ground. Cantwell took public testimony and asked questions at Vancouver City Hall during her first field hearing as chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. In a swipe at Wall Street, she said she wants to boost Main Street’s access to loans, as opposed to handing more “exotic instruments” to the nation’s megabanks, which she said own 50 percent of assets in the U.S.Cantwell added that she wants to “demystify access to capital” for small businesses. “We’re going to try to get capital out there,” Cantwell told more than 65 people who packed the City Council chambers.That effort will include moving certain pieces of legislation, Cantwell said, including seeking to raise the cap on the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 7(a) loan program, which provides working capital to small companies.More help is needed, according to the six small-business owners, lenders and economic development leaders who testified before Cantwell on Wednesday. Amy O’Hara, co-owner of Vancouver-based When the Shoe Fits, described her trials in obtaining financing to launch her successful men’s and women’s full-service shoe stores.last_img read more

Kachemak Selo makes progress toward a new school but the project isnt

first_imgA crack in the wall at Kachemak Selo High School. (Renee Gross, KBBI News)Kachemak Selo, a small Russian Old Believer village at the head of Kachemak Bay, is desperate for a new school building. Deteriorating infrastructure and limited space has plagued the community for years. However, progress toward a new school is happening. The state dedicated about $10 million toward building a new school in 2016, and on Friday, the community choose a building site. A new school isn’t guaranteed just yet. The community still needs to convince Kenai Peninsula Borough residents to vote in favor of paying for the rest of the roughly $16 million project.Listen nowOver a dozen Kachemak Selo community members gathered in a classroom in the village’s high school, which is actually a repurposed house, to choose a site to build a new school. There are cracks in the walls and floors throughout the building are noticeably sloping.Aleks Murachev said that’s why the community needs a new school now, and he added that he’s scared for his four kids’ safety when they attend class.“I don’t feel that they are safe enough in there because it’s not safe,” Murachev said. “And we need a new school, that’s for sure”The school buildings have been in terrible condition for years. Kevin Lyon is the project manager for the new school.“I mean we’ve been through a long process here,” Lyon said. “I’m trying to think the first time I sat in this room was about in ’01. The village hadn’t asked for school yet. We were talking about the problems.”In 2014, the community and borough chose potential sites for a new school. On Friday night, they were making the final decision between what they called the blue sight and the yellow site. The yellow site was appealing because it’s close to the village and would be a short walk for students. But a preliminary study found that it was at risk for a landslide.“We have enough problems with schools and things that happen in schools,” Lyon said. “We all read or watch the news, that isn’t one that a school gets wiped out by a devastating natural event. That’s not something that I want my name attached to.”Safety motivated the community to ultimately decide on the blue site, even though it is roughly a mile and a half farther east in the village. But that selection does come with a potential hang-up because the borough does not currently own the land at the site. Borough Land Manager Marcus Mueller said the borough would need to acquire the site and make sure a road is built to make it accessible.“I don’t see that as being a borough road standard,” Mueller said. “The approach that we would be doing would be building a driveway out there.”Expenses to fund the project is one of the final hurdles to building the school. The state allocated about $10 million for the project in 2016. But the borough needs to come up with about another $5 million to fund the rest of the project. That funding is set to expire next year, and the borough intends to ask voters this fall to pay for its matching funds.Project Manager Lyon explained they have one chance to pass the bond.“We get one swing at this bond and I don’t like playing baseball that way,” Lyon said.However, there is a bill in the senate that would extend the deadline to use state funding until 2021. Whether or not this bill passes, the community still needs to convince residents around the Kenai Peninsula to vote yes on funding the remaining $5 million needed to build a school for the roughly 60 students in the village.“It’s probably not in your nature but you’ve gotta let them know where Kachemak Selo is and what this building has, what your kids are not getting,” Lyon said. “And it’s a tight budget time but you’re going to need to show them what’s there.”But it may be an uphill battle. Besides Aleks Murachev, the father who commented earlier, most Kachemak Selo residents were hesitant to comment on the need for the school publicly.last_img read more

Rafael Nadal vs Fabio Fognini Monte Carlo Masters live streaming and TV

first_imghttps://data1.ibtimes.co.in/en/full/707529/australian-open-2019-novak-djokovic-wins-final-over-rafael-nadal.pngAustralian Open 2019: Novak Djokovic Wins Final Over Rafael NadalIBTimes UK Nadal has won 97 per cent of his first serve points.Cameron Spencer/Getty Images Nadal has been dominant in the lead up to the semifinals this year as he was reached the final four without dropping a single set. Even when he was tested on Court Rainier III by Guido Pella in the quarterfinal, Nadal found dug deep to find another gear and won in straight sets. Pella was on the brink of taking a 5-1 lead in the first set but Nadal managed to fight back to take the set 7-6 in the tiebreaker and eventually the match 7-6, 6-3. At the Monte Carlo Masters, has won his last 18 matches add 25 sets. “He’s one of the biggest talents in this sport,” said Nadal of Fognini. “He’s able to win against anybody when he’s playing well and I believe he’s playing well.”Fognini has made it through adversity to reach this far in the tournament. In his very first match at the Masters against Russian qualifier Andrey Rublev, the Italian was a few points away from defeat 4-6, 7-5, 6-4. The Italian has defeated the ‘King of Clay’ Nadal twice on clay and reportedly enjoys playing against big names in iconic stadiums when the lights are at its brightestBut defeating Nadal at Monte Carlo will not be easy considering his towering record at the tournament. The Spaniard has held aloft the Monte Carlo Masters 11 times since he first won by defeating Guillermo Coria in the 2005 final. Since then, Nadal has been in 11 more finals, winning it ten times and falling short to Novak Djokovic in 2013.  Rafael Nadal will take on Fabio Fognini in a much-awaited semifinal clash of the Monte Carlo Masters 2019 at the Monte Carlo Country Club on April 20. When and where to watch the matches live, onlineThe match between Nadal and Fognini will not start before at 3:30 pm local time, 7 pm IST and 1:30 pm GMT.Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD will provide live television coverage of the Australian Open in India. The live streaming will be available on Sony LIV.Nadal vs Fognini preview World number 2 Nadal will face the Italian Fognini for the 15th time in their career and the Spaniard holds an 11-3 head-to-head advantage over the 13th seed. The Mallorcan native, who is an 11-time champion at the Masters, has won his last six meetings against Fognini. center_img Fabio Fognini.Reuters Global TV listings Canada: TSN USA: Tennis Channel Australia: ESPN International France: Eurosport Germany: Sky DeutschlandItaly: Sky Italia United Kingdom: Amazonlast_img read more

Spider is the second most vibrationsensitive creature

first_img Citation: Spider is the second most vibration-sensitive creature (2011, October 28) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-10-spider-vibration-sensitive-creature.html (PhysOrg.com) — A new study in Austria has confirmed that spiders are extremely sensitive to vibrations, and determined they are the second most vibration-sensitive organism, topped only by cockroaches. Explore further © 2011 PhysOrg.com More information: Force transformation in spider strain sensors: white light interferometry, J. R. Soc. Interface, Published online before print October 26, 2011, doi: 10.1098/​rsif.2011.0565AbstractScanning white light interferometry and micro-force measurements were applied to analyse stimulus transformation in strain sensors in the spider exoskeleton. Two compound or ‘lyriform’ organs consisting of arrays of closely neighbouring, roughly parallel sensory slits of different lengths were examined. Forces applied to the exoskeleton entail strains in the cuticle, which compress and thereby stimulate the individual slits of the lyriform organs. (i) For the proprioreceptive lyriform organ HS-8 close to the distal joint of the tibia, the compression of the slits at the sensory threshold was as small as 1.4 nm and hardly more than 30 nm, depending on the slit in the array. The corresponding stimulus forces were as small as 0.01 mN. The linearity of the loading curve seems reasonable considering the sensor’s relatively narrow biological intensity range of operation. The slits’ mechanical sensitivity (slit compression/force) ranged from 106 down to 13 nm mN−1, and gradually decreased with decreasing slit length. (ii) Remarkably, in the vibration-sensitive lyriform organ HS-10 on the metatarsus, the loading curve was exponential. The organ is thus adapted to the detection of a wide range of vibration amplitudes, as they are found under natural conditions. The mechanical sensitivities of the two slits examined in this organ in detail differed roughly threefold (522 and 195 nm mN−1) in the biologically most relevant range, again reflecting stimulus range fractionation among the slits composing the array. Cupiennius salei. Image: Kuhn-Nentwig, JBC, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 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. Assassin bugs trap spiders by mimicking prey (w/ Video) Spiders of all kinds have long been known to be sensitive to vibratory stimulation, since vibrations on their webs or on foliage alert them to the presence of prey. If the vibrations are within a defined frequency and amplitude range, spiders attack the vibration source. Vibrations with characteristics outside these biologically meaningful ranges do not induce an attack response.The new research, led by Clemens F. Schaber of the University of Vienna’s Department of Neurobiology, used scanning white light interferometry and micro-force measurements for the first time to quantify the forces on spider strain sensors that detect vibrations, to try to determine just how sensitive they were. The spider they chose was the adult female Cupiennius salei, the Central American wandering spider, which they had bred in their laboratory, and which they chose for its large size and its hunting style of detecting vibrations in the foliage as their prey moves around nearby. The wandering spider derives its name from its habit of wandering about at night on the trees on which it lives, rather than building a web and waiting for prey to become entrapped. Females can reach a leg span of 10 centimeters, with a body length of up to 3.5 centimeters.Team member Friedrich G. Barth explained that the spider has over 3,000 strain sensors in its body, mostly on the legs and in vibration receptors located near the leg joints. Each strain sensor comprises a series of arrays of tiny parallel slits in the compound lyriform slit sense organs that detect vibrations and movements. When forces are applied the slits are compressed and stimulated.The researchers found that the sensitivity of the slits decreased with their length and that nanoscale compressions from 1.4 to 30 nanometers caused by vibrations and air flows could be detected. These compressions corresponded to forces as low as 0.01 mN.Spiders can also see prey even at low light levels, and can detect odors through hair sensors (pedipalps) on their feelers.The results of the study were published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.last_img read more

India agrees to let in foreign retailers again

first_imgAssociated PressNEW DELHI (AP) – India agreed Friday to open its huge market to foreign retailers such as Wal-Mart in a surprising decision that was part of a flurry of economic reforms aimed at sparking new growth in the country’s sputtering economy.The Cabinet’s decision _ after a similar proposal was withdrawn under withering criticism last year _ immediately generated optimism that a government plagued by scandal was finally breaking out of the political paralysis that had stifled reforms for months. Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Since then, economic growth has fallen, with business leaders and analysts blaming the government’s inability to make needed reforms.Kunal Ghosh, a spokesman for government ally Trinamool Congress, said his party continued to oppose the plan but would not say whether it would withdraw support from the coalition.The government relaxed rules on foreign investment in the broadcast industry and in power exchanges, which provides a platform for companies to buy and sell power.The government also agreed to sell minority stakes in its oil, copper and aluminum companies as well as its Metals and Minerals Trading Corporation.The main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party criticized the surprise decisions.`’We consider it as a betrayal of the country, betrayal of the Parliament by this government,” said Balbir Punj, of the BJP.The government’s decision on airline investment would allow foreign airlines to own up to 49 percent of an Indian airline. India’s airline industry has expanded enormously in recent years, but only one airline has been able to turn a consistent profit. The government-owned Air India and the private Kingfisher have both suffered from labor strife and financial problems. Comments   Share   Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said the decision `’sends a very clear message to a sector that has been under stress.”But it was not clear if any foreign airlines would be interested in buying a minority interest in some of India’s most struggling airlines.The government also made a key change to its decision earlier this year to allow foreign retailers selling only a single brand to own 100 percent of their stores, a decision largely seen as aimed at bringing furniture retailer IKEA to India.The previous decision forced the company to source 30 percent of their products from small cottage industries. Now, it can source that 30 percent from any Indian industry.___Follow Ravi Nessman on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/ravinessman Top Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementcenter_img Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Sponsored Stories States led by the ruling Congress party would be most likely to allow them, meaning the big cities of New Delhi and Mumbai would have new shopping options.U.S.-based Wal-Mart, British-based Tesco PLC, French-based retailer Carrefour and others have been interested in entering India, a country of 1.2 billion people where retail is the second-biggest industry behind agriculture.Commerce Minister Anand Sharma said India badly needed the infrastructure investment that would come from these firms. Currently, about 35 to 40 percent of produce rots before it gets to the stores, he said.Under the Cabinet decision, at least 50 percent of the foreign investment would have to be in back-end infrastructure, such as processing, distribution and storage.`’It will generate large numbers of jobs in rural India for our men and women,” Sharma said.The government said farmers would benefit because less of their produce would rot, small retailers would become more competitive and efficient and consumers will get lower prices and better quality. The policy would also bring in badly needed inflows of investment and foreign currency.The government had agreed on the same proposal last year but then withdrew that decision because of protests from coalition partners, a capitulation that badly damaged its credibility with international investors. Quick workouts for men “This is a landmark decision in India’s economic reforms process,” said Rajan Bharti Mittal, whose retail company, Bharti Enterprises, has a joint venture with Wal-Mart.Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said the reforms were made to spur economic growth and to attract foreign investment.`’I believe that these steps will help strengthen our growth process and generate employment in these difficult times,” he wrote on his Twitter account, appealing for public support.However, political opponents and even some allies, decried the decision to allow in international supermarket chains, saying it would hurt small retailers and farmers.“(It) will lead to job losses for millions of our people,” D. Raja, a Communist Party lawmaker, told the NDTV news channel.The Cabinet also agreed to allow foreign investment in airlines and to sell stakes in state-owned companies. On Thursday, the government decided to reduce fuel subsidies and allow the price of diesel to rise, a move hailed by the business community but criticized by political allies and opponents.The decision on retail investment Friday would allow foreign firms to own a majority stake in multi-brand retailers here for the first time. However, individual states would have the right to decide whether to let the retailers operate from their territory. Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Check your body, save your lifelast_img

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first_img Top Stories “Alterraun Verner, who had been let go by Tampa Bay, that’s one I kind of wonder about because they do need some help at corner,” Clayton said.Verner, 28, spent the last three seasons with the Buccaneers, racking up 148 total tackles, 20 passes defended and four interceptions in 46 games. Prior to landing in Tampa Bay, Verner spent four seasons with the Tennessee Titans and was a Pro Bowler in 2013 when he had 57 tackles, 22 passes defended and five interceptions. He parlayed that into a four-year, $25.75 million deal with the Bucs, but was cut in February.“To me, Verner is one of the best corners on the street,” Clayton said. NFL insider John Clayton joined Doug and Wolf Friday morning on 98.7 FM, Arizona’s Sports Station to discuss some of the still unsigned free agents that could make some sense for Keim to call.Clayton started with Perry Riley, a linebacker who spent last season with Oakland and started 11 games, registering 48 total tackles.“He’s going to be very cheap, minimum salary,” Clayton said. “He hasn’t re-signed with Oakland and I was surprised about that.”The longtime NFL scribe also mentioned veteran Paul Kruger, a 31-year-old defensive end/outside linebacker, who had a less-than-productive season in New Orleans last year.But the position that may make the most sense for Keim and the Cardinals to focus on could be cornerback. All-Pro Patrick Peterson patrols one side of the field, but the team has had trouble locking down the other corner spot. Last season, Keim swung a deal with Kansas City after training camp to acquire Marcus Cooper, who played decently and was a Pro Bowl alternate. Cooper used his opportunity in the desert to attract a nice free agent contract from the Chicago Bears this offseason.Veteran Justin Bethel, second-year player Brandon Williams and Canadian product Elie Bouka appear to be the in-house front-runners for the position as camp begins. But there are some intriguing names left on the market, as Clayton pointed out. (AP Photos) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img The Arizona Cardinals, maybe unsurprisingly, re-signed running back Chris Johnson to a one-year deal Thursday, the day before the team reports to training camp in Glendale.Moves at this late stage of the offseason are nothing new for Arizona general manager Steve Keim. Since taking over the reins of the Cardinals’ football operations in 2013, Keim has made such maneuvers practically a yearly occurrence.So what’s next? Could the Cardinals continue to add players to their roster as they try to recapture the NFC West crown after a disappointing 2016? 1 Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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