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Gopinath Munde skips crucial BJP meet, party remains hopeful

first_imgSenior BJP leader Gopinath Munde on Tuesday stayed away from a crucial meeting of party’s MPs, MLAs and MLCs from Maharashtra, convened by state chief Sudhir Mungantiwar in the wake of the former’s rebellion. Party’s leaders however maintained that he would continue with the party and differences would be sorted out soon.The meeting followed speculation that after failing to get the party leadership to concede to his demands, Munde – the BJP’s deputy leader in the Lok Sabha – was on his way to join the Congress.After the meeting, Munde supporters left for his residence in Worli for further discussion over the issue. Leader of Opposition in the assembly Eknath Khadse said he was confident that Munde would not leave the party.Munde’s legislator daughter Pankaja Palve also sought to play down reports of her father breaking away from the BJP. She said there has been no offer to join any other party from anyone.In Delhi, former BJP chief Rajnath Singh said Munde would remain in the party and differences would be sorted out soon.Party spokesman Shahnawaz Hussain said central leadership’s talks with Munde were positive. Denying any knowledge that Munde was in talks with the Congress, he said, “Gopinath Munde was in Delhi where he met with senior leaders. Talks are positive and still underway. We will let the press know further developments.”Earlier, a meeting of the BJP top brass at senior leader L.K. Advani’s residence on Monday evening had apparently failed to convince Munde. Sources said the Pune BJP chief’s post, where Gadkari loyalist Vilas Mathkari was appointed over Munde’s candidate Yogesh Gogawale, remains a problem area with both the leaders from Maharashtra refusing to budge.advertisementFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

No more Western Union in TCI

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 20 Jul 2015 – Western Union, once the most popular money transfer company in the Turks and Caicos is now closed. A notice is posted by Fidelity Bank & Trust International Ltd that the franchise will no longer be carried by their company in The Bahamas, Turks and Caicos and Cayman Islands as of Friday (July 17) past. The board of Directors said they have enjoyed the relationship with Western Union but was pressed to close the doors with the change in economic times and risks. Global reports reveal that cheaper digital money services like Paypal pose too much of a threat on the $9.6 billion dollar company which has seen stocks decrease significantly this month. It was reported in the TC Weekly News in May that the company might be pulling out; again, as of Friday Western Union has closed up shop in the TCI. Related Items:Fidelity Bank & Trust International Ltd, western union Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Change is Only Good if Your Life or Your Business Sucks

first_imgAs consumer magazines continue to dig their way out of the economic recession, several hundred top managers across the industry gathered in Chicago early this week for the MPA’s American Magazine Conference to talk about the issues facing their business and the tactics for overcoming them.The speaker lineup included Barnes & Noble CEO Howard Shultz, Hulu CEO Jason Kilar, Wired creative director Scott Dadich, “The Facebook Effect” author David Kirkpatrick, Oprah Winfrey and many more. Much of the discussions surrounded the impact of e-readers and tablets—especially Apple’s iPad—on the magazine market. Other conversations focused on not focusing too much on the iPad and its impact on the industry.During the event’s kick off, incoming CEO Jack Griffin outlined five industry goals he called “principles of success.” (See more about those here.) Hulu’s Kilar discussed the success he’s seen in media while VivaKi chief strategy and innovation officer Rishad Tobaccowala (great name, great keynote) talked about how the future of magazine/media “does not fit in the containers of the past.”And while all the content was going on, there was a decent amount of chatter happening behind the scenes on Twitter by attendees. Here, I’ve assembled a collection of some of those Tweets (including some of my own) that I thought captured the best sound bites and perspective. See them below, in reverse chronological order. [Image via MPA]@SaraOhrvall: Best #amc2010 advice by @oprah: “If you want to start a successful magazine, you need a powerful initial. Like an O.” What about S?@jwfell: When asked what she knows for sure Oprah laughs. “I’m always on deadline. I don’t know anything for sure.” #AMC2010@HSKsearch: “Stay connected to the people whom you are serving and where they are!” Oprah on how to thrive as a business #amc2010@mpamagmedia: Oprah #amc2010 Being true to yourself is what makes a brand.@jwfell: Oprah “wrestles” with appearing on the covers of O, wonders if she will stop. #AMC2010@JLBurke: Oprah: in the beginning was the word. Interesting Biblical phrasing. #AMC2010@JLBurke: Oprah’s new network founded in excellence of O magazine #AMC2010@petercipollone: Time CEO Jack Griffin is a fellow lefty…taking written notes next seat over. #amc2010@EllieBehling: Mags need to think more about making content Facebook sharable — even down to the postage picture, says Facebook Effect author #AMC2010@HSKsearch: What a change: magazine publishers focused on readers and distribution, very little talk of ad revenue this year #amc2010@richgor: Must-have tool, says Dadich of Wired: Canon 5D, digital SLR that also shoots HD video. #amc2010@richgor: Hercik of SI: editors overflowing with iPad ideas, asking “can we…?” “Usually the answer is no.” #amc2010@maxapotter: and they will. RT @EllieBehling: The reader should forget what platform they’re using. — William Lynch of Barnes & Noble #amc2010 #magazine@richgor: Hercik of SI: for weekly mag, we design print and iPad app at same time, close iPad production one day after print. #amc2010@jwfell: Lynch: B&N not pulling back on physical magazine newsstands. Plan to move them closer to digital areas, cafes. #AMC2010@jessicakleiman: You need to be careful not to follow the latest shiny object, says B&N’s William Lynch when asked about the iPad, but I’m a fan. #AMC2010@HenkScheenstra: Tobaccowala: Media companies should think of DAD. What if: your business/ products were Disaggregated, Accelerated and Distributed? #AMC2010@jwfell: Tobaccowala: While tech evolves, people ‘still want to talk,’ to discover; they want content that’s curated and easy to find. #AMC2010@HenkScheenstra: Rishad Tobaccowala (Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer at VivaKi) best key note of the day #AMC2010@jessicakleiman: Leadership is a task, not an identity @rishadt #AMC2010@jwfell: VivaKi chief innovation officer Rishad Tobaccowala: key to evolution is a biz model completely diff from what’s made $ in the past #AMC2010@SaraOhrvall: The truth of today at #amc2010? Rischad Tobaccowala at Vivaki: “change is only good if your life, or your business, sucks.”@jwfell: Want to know what your brand really stands for? Hulu’s Kilar says search your co. name on search.twitter.com for what ppl r saying #AMC2010@SaraOhrvall: Hulu CEO about Huluplus at #amc2010: “Trust your belief. Don’t act according to research, it will always result in free rather than paid.”@jwfell: Can’t the same be said by us all? Hulu CEO: “I consume more media today than any other time in my life.” #AMC2010@mpamagmedia: New blog post on research from MagazineRadar on the story behind the mag ad rebound #amc2010 http://bit.ly/amcblog@jessicakleiman: I see a lot of iPads at American Mag Conf #AMC2010@emediavitals: “Learn to use the ‘new.’ Social media needs to be authentic.” Robots don’t do compelling social media. #amc2010@emediavitals: Long tail: 65% of MPA member advertising is coming from 20% of advertisers. Not the 80/20 rule. Oppty: target small advertisers. #amc2010@EllieBehling: Adobe’s Dan Baum says publishers have to stand up to mobile delivery platforms.“Don’t succumb to the walled garden world.” #amc2010@jwfell: On tablets: When was the last time our industry has seen such a burst of focus and creativity?@jwfell: Jack Griffin: embracing new tech, rev streams, magazine industry biz model desired by “everyone else”last_img read more

JapanIndia bilateral ties take a step forward

first_imgThe inauguration ceremony of the Japanese Language Teachers’ Training Centre was held at Jawaharlal Nehru University on July 23.The event was attended by Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador (Japan); Tomoyuki Sakurai, Executive Vice President of Japan Foundation(Japan) along with the Indian dignitaries like General V K Singh, Minister of State for External Affairs and Professor M Jagadesh Kumar, Vice-Chancellor of JNU among others.Looking back at the Japan-India summit meeting held in September 2017, Prime Minister Abe and Prime Minister Modi decided to train 1,000 teachers and launch Japanese language certificate courses at 100 higher educational institutions in India, in the next five years. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe establishment of the Japanese Language Teachers’ Training Centre is the first major outcome of our bilateral collaboration to achieve the target set by the two Prime Ministers.Activities at the Japanese Language Teachers’ Training Centre will be steered jointly by MEA and Embassy of Japan with the support of the Japan Foundation.The Centre started its first training course on the same day. The first batch of students also attended the inauguration. They will be taking a three- month course till October. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveAt the ceremony, Ambassador Hiramatsu expressed his appreciation for the efforts made by all the authorities concerned, both in India and Japan and mentioned the importance of Japanese language promotion for Japan towards supporting India’s “Make in India” initiative.”This wonderful project is the first concrete result of the great collaboration between Japan and India, initiated by our two prime ministers to expand Japanese language education in India,” he said. He further added stating, “The number of Japanese companies is increasing every year, and is now about four times the number as 10 years ago. These companies require Indians who can speak Japanese, in order to act as bridges between their Indian subsidiaries and headquarters in Japan.””The number of Indians who are interested in Japan and want to learn the Japanese language is steadily increasing. But the number of Japanese language teachers is still too small vis-à-vis the number of potential learners. The centre will certainly contribute to addressing this reality.”Sakurai said, “I am expecting excellent Japanese language teachers are trained through this project, and many Japanese language courses will start at higher institutes in India.”V K Singh said, “Japan is an important partner of India. Development of Japanese in India enhances people to people contacts and helps many ventures that will come in India.”last_img read more

The Ember project announces version 37 of Emberjs Ember Data and Ember

first_imgAfter releasing Ember 3.6 last month, the team behind the Ember project released version 3.7 of Ember.js, Ember Data, and Ember CLI, last week. As always, Ember 3.7 embarks the start of 3.8 beta cycle for all the subprojects. This version drops support for Babel 6 and Node 4, along with a few bug fixes and performance improvements. There are no changes in the Ember Data subproject. Updates in Ember.js 3.7 In Ember.js 3.7, the support for Node 4 has been dropped explicitly and if you want to upgrade to this version you need to first upgrade your Node version. Also, Node 6 support is planned to end in the next few months. Updates in Ember CLI The last usage of Babel 6 removed: The last usage of Babel 6 is removed in Ember CLI 3.7. Babel 6 was used for supporting compiling templates in addon/. It was also used for supporting addon-test-support/ in the addons that do not have any .js processors. Since the module compilation between Babel 6 and Babel 7 is compatible, this update is not a breaking change. Compatibility section in addon README: Another update is a Compatibility section in addon README. Whenever a new addon is generated using Ember CLI, a README file is also generated for the addon. This README will now come with a compatibility section, which enables you to easily communicate to users about what are the requirements to use the addon. You can upgrade to Ember CLI using the following commands: npm install -g ember-cli-update ember-cli-update Read Next The Ember project releases version 3.5 of Ember.js, Ember Data, and Ember CLI The Ember project announces version 3.4 of Ember.js, Ember Data, and Ember CLI Ember project releases v3.2.0 of Ember.js, Ember Data, and Ember CLIlast_img read more

Air Canada adds 6 new routes to Australia South America Caribbean US

first_img MONTREAL — Air Canada is boosting its 2017-18 schedule with six new seasonal routes, including five on Air Canada Rouge – Vancouver-Orlando, Toronto-Belize, Toronto-St. Vincent, Montreal-Lima and Montreal-Phoenix – and one on Air Canada (Vancouver-Melbourne). All flights are now open for bookings and all are part of the airline’s strategic expansion of its international network.So far in 2017 Air Canada has launched new international services between Montreal-Shanghai, with Vancouver-Taipei, Vancouver-Nagoya, Vancouver-Frankfurt, Vancouver-London Gatwick, Toronto-Mumbai, Toronto-Berlin, Toronto-Reykjavik, Montreal-Reykjavik, Montreal-Tel Aviv, Montreal-Algiers and Montreal-Marseille inaugural services to begin in the weeks to come.“Air Canada is continuing its strategic, global expansion with a diverse range of exciting new non-stop routes this winter to Australia, South America, the Caribbean and the United States,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada. “Vancouver-Melbourne is our third route to Australia, in addition to year-round service to Sydney and Brisbane. Our seasonal Melbourne service will provide additional options for business travellers between North America and Australia as well as Australians seeking a Canadian winter vacation experience.”More news:  War of words between Transat, Group Mach ramps upMontreal-Lima is Air Canada’s first South American route from its Montreal hub, and will offer travellers from Quebec and Atlantic Canada convenient access to Peru, complementing existing year-round flights from Toronto, says Smith.The addition of the first long-haul, international scheduled service to St. Vincent in the Caribbean, along with the addition of Toronto-Belize, Montreal-Phoenix, Vancouver-Orlando “offers new choices for travellers looking to escape Canadian winters,” he adds.All new routes are timed to optimize connectivity at Air Canada’s Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver hubs to and from the airline’s network across North America and globally.The Vancouver-Melbourne service is four times weekly and runs Dec. 1, 2017 – Feb. 4, 2018. The Vancouver-Orlando flights run Dec. 20 – April 8, twice weekly. Toronto-Belize City starts Dec. 15 and goes through April 13, with weekly flights. Toronto-St. Vincent is also weekly, from Dec. 14 – April 12. Montreal-Lima starts Dec. 16 and goes until May 27, twice weekly. Montreal-Phoenix will operate Feb. 22 – May 28, three times weekly. Travelweek Group Tags: Air Canada, Air Canada rouge, America, Arizona, Australia & New Zealand, Belize, New Routes, Orlando, Peru, St. Vincent and the Grenadines Wednesday, May 3, 2017 Air Canada adds 6 new routes to Australia, South America, Caribbean, U.S.center_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Posted bylast_img read more