first_imgFlow 93.5 on air personalities Chromazz & Ricochet will be live to air on SaturdaySunday headliners include:Multi Paltinum Recording Artist Karl Wolf, Juno & MMVA Award Winner, DRU and Juno Award Winner JRDN, Mark Pelli From the Juno Award winning group Magic. More artist announcements coming soon.To keep the party going on both days: VIBE 105 Toronto personality & Raptors D League official DJ, DJ Andre 905, T Major – Award Winning Music Producer, Flow 93.5’s DJ Illicit & DJ Love Jones, the youngest artist to have a single play on Flow 93.5FM will all be spinning & keeping the 2 days lit.WHAT: 5TH annual TDOT FEST, Canada’s Premiere all ages Urban outdoor Urban music festival with live performances, Vendors, food trucks, 19+ bar & VIP section, Foam party, inflatable & interactive games & moreWHEN: SATURDAY AUG 17 & SUNDAY AUG 18TIME: 11:00AM – 11:00PM (Saturday), 11:00AM – 8:00PM (Sunday)WHERE: Ontario Place West Island at the West Island StageFull 2-day Artist lineup: your tickets now! TDOT FEST:Intstagram @tdotfestTwitter @tdotfestFacebook @tdotfest Toronto, ON – TDOT FEST presented by Music Nation Foundation is back for a fifth year and excited to announce, Canada’s Premiere Urban music festival celebrating the hottest new artists in the 6will be held at everyone’s favorite outdoor venue, Ontario Place (West Island) August 17-18. Join us when Canada’s rising artists such as Melxdie, Leo Vance, Fab El, Yung 8to3, and more hit the stage alongside Iconic guest performers & Toronto’s elite DJ’s.  Make a day of it! Food trucks, vendors, dance showcases, foam party inflatable & Interactive games and more.  Saturday headliners include:Yung Tory, known for his singular voice in trap music getting international buzz, signing to drill rap icon Lil Durk’s OTF record label. Swagger Rite, named by Source Magazine’s “artist to look out for.” International Breakout Lil Berete, Diamond Music Group Artist Devon Tracy, Teenage Rap Sensation LB Spiffy. Facebook Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

One in three Inuit youth in Nunavik involved with child protection services

first_imgTom Fennario APTN National NewsAccording to the Director of Youth Protection (DYP) in Nunavik, one in three Inuit youth in Nunavik, the sub-arctic region of Quebec will have come in contact with child protection services at some point in their lives since 2017.“Currently our intervention workers now have on average 45 files, said Chantal Laverdure, co-director of the Nunavik DYP.“The provincial average is 18 files per intervention worker so obviously there are issues that affect the quality of services.”Representatives of the DYP for the Nunavik region presented these statistics to the Quebec inquiry examining the relationship between Indigenous peoples and certain public services.They outlined challenges they say they face when trying to keep up with a caseload that grows every single year.Among their concerns they listed the retention of employees who only last on average one and a half years, recruitment of more Inuit employees for translation and social work, and inadequate remuneration for Inuit foster families who currently receive $40 a day.André Lebon, a consultant with the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services (NRBHSS) testified that they are currently in negotiations with Quebec to up the amount to $80.“For sure if we can be more attractive, more people will be open to accept a [foster] child,” said LebonIn 2007 Quebec’s human rights commission made a damning report regarding youth protection in the Nunavik region.Since then the DYP says they’ve worked to minimize taking Inuit children away from their parents.And when it does happen, they say they’ve done better at keeping them with extended family or Inuit foster families.“As a parent, I think that for children the best place for them is in their families but at the end of the line when we have to remove a child it is a question of safety, generally speaking,” testified Martin Careau, Co-Director of the Nunavik region DYP.Despite the DYP’s  talk of progress, a prosecutor for the inquiry pointed out a recent coroner’s report regarding the 2018 case of an adolescent Inuk girl in Salluit who took her own life after she didn’t receive the mental health follow up she was supposed to get after falling under the DYP’s care.“This is a regrettable situation, and of course we’re trying to put means in place for this not to occur, but I have to say that there are some issues of the frequency of services, and we’re facing sometimes these types of situations,” testified Laverdure, who went on the conclude that in order to make sure more Inuit children don’t fall through the cracks more funding is needed.Not only for themselves, but for other social services and housing in Nunavik.“We must attack this problem, this problem of taking children away,” said Laverdure.Since Nov. 12, when the inquiry landed in Nunavik, commissioners have heard testimony about a broken justice and social system in the sub-arctic region of Quebec.On Monday, the former mayor of Kuujjuaq put the social problems in Nunavut squarely at the feet of the federal and provincial governments saying colonialism was the root of their problems.Hearings will continue in Kuujjuaq, QC until Friday November read more

President Obama Urged to delist LTTE in the US

“The European Union’s top court took a step on September 2016, towards confirming the removal of the Tamil Tigers from an EU terrorism blacklist, despite protestations from the Sri Lankan government. The Sri Lankan government had said in 2014 that it would provide the evidence which the EU court found lacking to support sanctions against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Judges of the General Court ruled that EU leaders relied too heavily on media reports rather than their own investigations,” Tamils for Obama said.Tamils for Obama urged the US President to be reasonable to Tamils and de-list the LTTE and not punish the victims. (Colombo Gazette) Tamils for Obama said that the LTTE is now defunct and no LTTE activities have been reported over the last seven years. “There is no reason to keep them on the list. It was a mistake by the Bush administration to support the Sri Lankan genocidal war against the innocent Tamils. Tamils say it was his Karma,” Tamils for Obama said. US President Barack Obama has been urged to de-list the LTTE in the US. A Tamil diaspora group in the US, Tamils for Obama, said that many Tamils are suffering because of the listing of the LTTE.“Because of the listing of Tamil Tigers, it creates pain for many US Tamils when they travel to abroad and when they return to US. They have to go through many hours of interrogation. Some US Tamils have asked us to convince President Obama to help us by removing Tamil Tigers from the list. Obama can give Tamils a little relief by de-listing the Tamil Tiger during this Christmas and giving season,” Tamils for Obama said. read more

Celebrating the best of UK manufacturing

SMMT is showcasing the best of UK automotive manufacturing with a two week-long exhibition at its headquarters in Westminster, London. Running from 8-19 July, the exhibition celebrates the success of the automotive sector and aims to encourage young people into a career within the industry.Featuring displays from Ford, GKN and MINI, the exhibition represents all aspects of the automotive manufacturing industry, from component supply to fully built vehicles, and also coincides with an SMMT-hosted Foyer Federation Learning Forum event.The Foyer Federation Working Assets programme works with young people to help develop the skills they need to be employable and independent. SMMT has partnered with the Foyer Federation to develop an automotive-specific programme, which focuses on careers in engineering or manufacturing within the industry.The exhibition at SMMT’s Westminster office features the Ford Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost accompanied by a working model of the International Engine of the Year-winning unit, which was designed and engineered at the manufacturer’s Dunton and Dagenham research and development centres. The most productive engine manufacturer in the UK, Ford produced more than 1.5 million units in the UK in 2012. It currently employs approximately 15,000 people in the UK.Also featured in the SMMT exhibition is GKN Driveline, a leading global supplier of drivetrain systems. The UK manufacturer is showcasing its engineered solutions for the Jaguar FTYPE, including the electronic torque management system used in the V8S.John McLuskie, Product & Business Development Director, GKN Driveline said, “Being a global company allows us to bring engineering from around the world to our customers in the UK. Working together we can provide engineered solutions for efficiency and performance. Engineering is at the heart of everything we do and we will do all we can to inspire and support a new generation of engineers, to help secure the future of our industry.”Completing the exhibition line up is the MINI Coupé, which is built at the manufacturers’ Oxford plant. In 2012 MINI Plant Oxford produced more than 200,000 vehicles and has recently opened an on-site training school to benefit the plant’s apprentices and existing employees. MINI also operates a pressings plant in Swindon, while BMW’s engine facility in Hams Hall, Warwickshire last year produced 385,000 units including those for petrol-variant MINIs.Frank Bachmann, Managing Director MINI Plant Oxford and Swindon said, “Over the last decade, MINI has been a unique global success and the BMW Group has even greater plans for the future development of the brand. Plant Oxford has played a key role in the industrial and social history of Britain for 100 years with cars being exported to over 100 countries around the world. It has been a significant centre of automotive production both nationally and globally. In 2013 Plant Oxford celebrates 100 years of car-making against a background of rising production, increased investment and continuing expansion. In support of the company’s international growth strategy for the MINI brand BMW Group has announced since 2000 investments of £1.75 billion into its UK manufacturing operations.”SMMT’s Interim Chief Executive, Mike Baunton said, “The UK automotive manufacturing industry is one of the strongest in Europe and we believe that our current exhibition reflects that. One of the greatest challenges currently facing the industry is with regards to skills and how we ensure that the talent pool doesn’t run dry. With initiatives such as the Foyer Federation Working Assets programme, we’re making sure that young people are inspired by the motor industry and have the skills necessary to pursue a career within it.”Click through for more information on the Foyer Federation Working Assets programme or, for more detail on the industry’s recent manufacturing performance, see the 2013 Automotive Sustainability Report.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Local School Compete in CVAA Basketball Tournament Photos Gallery

Basketball teams from local schools recently competed in the Castle Valley Athletic Association basketball tournament.In the girls’ division, the Mont Harmon Lady Pirates came out on top. The Canyon View Cougars took the top prize in the boys’ division. Photos by Jeff Barrett

Seminary opens the doors on its historic collection

John Stephenson looks at a rare book at the Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary.Elizabeth I reigned in England. Henry III was the new king of France. Protestant Reformation, a movement spearheaded by Martin Luther, was a new idea gaining steam.That’s what life was like when the oldest book in Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary’s collection was published.The oldest volume in the seminary’s wealth of rare books in the Martin Chemnitz Memorial Library is from 1575 — a bound installment of the Jena edition of Martin Luther’s works, the foundation of Lutheranism. The Jena edition books and more are viewable to the public during a week-long Rare Book Display that ends on Sept. 15.The seminary has dozens of valuable old books, some inherited from a former partner institution in the 1970s, some acquired since then. They span from the 16th to 19th centuries, including the entire Leipzig edition of Martin Luther’s writings, which date from 1729 to 1774. The seminary also has the complete 24-volume set of the Walch edition, which dates from 1740 to 1753.John Stephenson, a professor of Historical Theology, registrar and library director at the seminary, calls the rare books “our treasures.”“This might be the best rare books collection of Lutheran writing in Canada,” he said.Another highlight of the collection is a 1704 edition of Seelen Schatz (“Soul Treasures”) by Christian Scriver, a weighty volume of more than 2,000 pages of devotional writing. In the library’s carefully kept archives are about 26 volumes of the first known theological magazine, Unschuldige Nachrichten (“Innocent News”), published from 1701 to 1702.This is only the second time in five years that the seminary has invited people to view its rare books, library manager Christel Haeck said. They are a valuable historical resource, she said, and should be shared.“This is our history. It isn’t something we should be hiding under a bushel.”Physically, the books are fascinating, she said. The volumes are vellum and leather bound, some with ornamental brass fittings. The text is in German, English and Latin.Unlike a modern-day paperback, which falls apart after repeated uses, the paper in the old volumes is high-quality linen paper. The illustrations are detailed.“Books were treasures then,” Haeck said. “They were things only the rich could afford. It wasn’t like today, when we buy a paperback for $1.50.”The library contains about 40,000 books, which are available to any Brock faculty, staff or student with a library card, Stephenson said. They also welcome classes who would like to view the books.The library is located in the lower level of the seminary, which is on the main St. Catharines campus. The display runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until Sept. 15.A book from the Jena edition of Luther’s Works read more

Health care listening session set

first_imgVancouver  — Stand Indivisible, a group of volunteers, will be hosting a health care listening session in Vancouver from 6 to 9 p.m., May 17 at the Clark Public Utilities Meeting Room, 1200 Fort Vancouver Way. The session will be videotaped and people’s comments, opinions and stories on health care will be shared with Democratic U.S. Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, both of Washington, as well as U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas. For more information, contact

What Has Happeneed To The Land Commission?

first_imgQUESTION OF THE DAYLand disputes continue unabated. The purpose of establishing the Land Commission is to facilitate speedy settlement of land disputes. There is no indication that sittings of the commission has started. Foroyaa will interview those concerned to find out what is stalling the process.last_img

Air quality diminished Acquinas monitoring

first_img No arrests likely for landfill fire, says Minister Related Items:#airqualitylowatAquinasCollege, #magneticmedianews, #NassauDumpFire, #smokecausingpoorairquality Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you We March not going to PMs home Dump fire burning, deliberate act says Minister Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, April 3, 2017 – Nassau – The fire at the New Providence dump also affected students at the Aquinas College in New Providence, Nassau.   A representative from the school reported to Magnetic Media that some students, mainly those who are asthmatic, were absent from school when the fire took place.The large blankets of smoke affected the entire area of New Providence. The Aquinas College has been proactive in cleansing the environment of the school.  An environmental system has been in place for over a year, testing the air in and surrounding the school; making sure that it is conducive to human well-being.#MagneticMediaNews#Nassaudumpfire#smokecausingpoorairquality#airqualitylowatAquinasCollegelast_img read more

Magazine Growth Sluggish Through 2014

first_imgTradeshows, which are also part of the busines-to-business subsegment, are expected to gain 4 percent through 2014. Meanwhile, VSS forecasts that the Traditional Consumer Advertising Media category, which includes consumer magazines and newspapers, will be “sluggish” at around 2.2 percent compound annual growth rate totaling $77.23 billion. “The availability of new media platforms and technologies will contribute to continued changes in consumers’ media use, particularly secular declines in consumer consumption of traditional media platforms,” the forecast says. “This will prompt brands and agencies to re-evaluate their traditional advertising strategies and tactics.”“What will be interesting is what impact the iPads and Kindles of the world will have on consumer magazines,” Greenberg says. “Right now, the subscription models aren’t particularly good. But, that will ultimately change. We think they will be a significant factor over the next several years.”Overall, VSS predicts that total communications industry spending is on pace to increase 3.5 percent in 2010 and post a compound annual growth rate of 6.1 percent between 2009 and 2014 to $1.416 trillion. The fastest-growing industry sector from 2009 to 2014 is expected to be Business & Professional Information & Services, which could reach $249 billion. “This will occur through application suites that incorporate databases, software solutions and outsourced processing services to drive productivity,” the report says. Traditional revenue streams will continue to be challenged for both consumer and trade magazine publishing through the next five years, says media and information private equity firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson. According to its annual VSS Communications Industry Forecast, which was released this week, both groups are expected to show a gain in the low single-digits.“Advertising will struggle and, according to our forecast, will continue to decline,” Hal Greenberg, partner, VSS Structured Capital Funds, tells FOLIO:. “The ability of advertising to buy only one month in advance—the ability to pull or put it in within a month’s notice—makes it episodic. There’s a lot of demand on marketing dollars and ad dollars will struggle in that mix.”In its forecast, trade magazines are grouped under Business-to-Business Media (a subsegment of the Targeted Media category), which is projected to generate low single-digit growth. “In the past, there have been three or four titles per industry. We won’t see that anymore moving forward,” says Greenberg. “We’ve already seen a lot of publications close and in the future we believe many industries will have one, maybe two, serving them. The dominant titles, because of the elimination of other titles, will see individual upswings but the market will see an overall decline.”last_img read more

AK The Sitka Sentinel Remains A Family Affair

first_imgJames Poulson and his father Thad operate the printing press, which is the same piece equipment used by the family to print the paper in 1969. James was four years old then and has since become the staff photographer. (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)The Sitka Sentinel celebrated its 75th anniversary last year without much fanfare. As many newspapers in big cities have folded or turned into online only operations, the Sentinel steadily churns out five issues a week.Download AudioThe paper is owned and edited by Thad and Sandy Poulson, reporters who arrived in 1969 and are determined to keep the press running.“Come on back, there’s something kind of interesting,” Thad Poulson said, winding his way through the print shop.On our right is a giant orange machine – a printing press that was state of the art when Poulson arrived in 1969 – and continues to churn out every issue of the paper to this day. But that’s not what Poulson is excited about. He motions to the back room, his fingers covered with ink.Sandy Poulson is the city editor. She and Thad met while working at newspapers in Oklahoma City, where her first job was to write obituaries. She continues to write them with the care for the Sentinel, saying, “Some newspapers charge for obituaries. I can see that in a big city, but in small towns, it’s news. We try to do a good job.” (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)“Things are kind of inky back here, so be careful not to touch things,” Thad said.Before us is their brand new CTP machine, which stands for computer-to-plate. The plate works like a rubber stamp—getting covered with ink and smooshed by the press onto large banks of paper. But instead of rubber, it’s a giant square of aluminum.“So it’s going to emerge fully developed within three minutes,” Thad said, feeding the plate into the machine. “There it goes!”Lasers will etch the words and images of the front page onto the plate’s surface. There’s a story about a Coast Guard rescue and Medicaid reform. The lead photo is of a little boy getting his head shaved for St. Baldrick’s, a cancer fundraising event. Transferring his face onto the front page would have been a three step process before, involving cutting and pasting and a lot of manual labor. With the CTP machine, that imaging process is entirely digital.“This thing takes an hour at least an hour of the production process,” Thad said.The Sentinel’s first editor was Harold Veatch in 1939. Alaska wasn’t yet a state. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was president. And the reason the paper’s still around – surviving the digital revolution and the folding of papers around the country – is through the steady devotion of one newspaper couple, Thad and Sandy Poulson. They have been working at the paper since 1969.“It’s all we know how to do. We talk about that sometimes. What if we weren’t here? What if we had something? Well, what else can we do?” Thad said. “This is the path we’ve charted for ourselves, so here we are.”Thad Poulson scrupulously inspects issues of the paper that arrive hot off the press. Their process has been expedited by a new CTP imaging machine, which the paper bought on their 75th anniversary. (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)And the Sentinel really is a family production. Thad and Sandy co-edit. They met while working at papers in Oklahoma City. He’s 79 and she’s 75. Their son James Poulson takes all the pictures. There are two general assignment reporters and a handful of additional staff members. In addition to copy editing all the content, Thad runs the press in the basement, just as he did when he was 36.As issues arrive hot off the press, he flicks them to check for ink spots and clear jams.As for Thad’s wife Sandy?“She’s the quarterback of the team,” Thad said. “She decides what’s going to be on the front page and chooses the write stories and writes the headlines.”Nowadays, Sandy culls national stories from the Associated Press with a few clicks of the mouse. But in the beginning, she was tethered to news of the world through a single wire service that typed at 60 words a minute.“DEDDEDEDDDEDE – except five times louder,” James Poulson said. He was four years old when his parents took over the paper, called growing up in a 1970s newsroom “tumultuous.”“When there’s an important breaking story, a bell would go off and I just remember when I was a kid, the bell would go off quite a bit because it was during Watergate,” James said. “Lots of breaking news.”James Poulson makes sure the ink is evenly distributed on the press. The son of two newspaper owners, Poulson grew up to the sounds of teletype machine delivering news from around the world. (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)James says his parents have tried their best to keep up with technology over the years.“Dad is kind of an early adopter,” James said. “He was sending out e-mails back when it was like sending out Morse code.”But that doesn’t mean that it’s been easy to adapt. The CTP machine cost $50,000, which is why it took the Sentinel so long to incorporate it. But the paper is profitable. That’s partly because the operation is mostly a family affair.“I wouldn’t recommend it for a business model and I’ll tell you why,” Thad said. “What if we want to move on? Do something else? Transfer ownership? The salaries we’ve been paying ourselves on the books won’t cover half of what you have to pay the people who will do it in real life.”Thad and Sandy met working for city papers in Oklahoma, but had to change their approach to reporting in Sitka. This is especially true with the obituaries, which Sandy takes particular pains to write. She invites the family to weigh in in their own words.“With age I realize more and more the importance of having some sort of legacy or having your life on record somewhere,” Sandy said.The Sitka Sentinel is a daily paper that serves a community of 9,000, which owner Thad Poulson considers “extraordinary.” “Sitka has the advantage of its isolation. It’s a good newspaper town.” (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)It’s the kind of personal touch that only newspaper in a town of 9,000 can bring.“We are a daily paper in a weekly sized town. It works very well for us, but it’s the exception rather than the rule.”Within 20 minutes, the print is done. And 2,500 issues are stacked and ready for distribution. Thad looks over me a triumphant grin.“Another day, another dollar!” he said.Thad Poulson says circulation is double what it was in the 1970s and that as long as Sitkans still want a daily paper, he intends for the Sentinel to be around.last_img read more

After Snapdeal and Paytm Ratan Tata Buys Stake in Xiaomi

first_imgChinese handset-maker Xiaomi’s India plans got a further boost, as Ratan Tata, chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons, buys stake in the company, and the deal also marks first Indian investment in the world’s third largest smartphone manufacturer.”Mr. Tata is one of the most well-respected business leaders in the world. An investment by him is an affirmation of the strategy we have undertaken in India so far,” Lei Jun, founder and chief executive officer of Xiaomi, told The Economic Times.However, the company did not disclose the amount invested by the Tata Group’s former chief, who has recently shown a strong interest in start-ups such as Paytm, Snapdeal, Urban Ladder, Bluestone and CarDekho.Xiaomi, which raised an investment of $1.1 billion last year, said he would also act as an advisor to the company.”We will be looking at him as a key advisor for us, so we can go to him from time to time and seek his advice on how do we truly build a truly Indian company. We can’t think of a better advisor than him,” said Manu Jain, head of Xiaomi’s India operations.Founded in 2010, Xiaomi witnessed rapid growth to emerge as the top smartphone vendor in China, the world’s second largest smartphone market.Valued at about $45 billion, Xiaomi is regarded the most valuable start-up globally. The company’s smartphone shipments tripled to over 61.1 million units last year with revenues seeing a two-fold increase.The company launched Mi4i smartphone in India last week, making it the first handset to be unveiled outside China. The Mi 4i model that supports six Indian languages is priced at ₹12,999.Entering the Indian market in July 2014, Xiaomi has been intensifying its efforts to replicate its success at home in the country and recently disclosed its plans to set up local manufacturing unit including R&D centre. By doing so, the company aims to become top mobile manufacturer in the country.”The most important market for us in 2015 is India. We want to become an Indian company. So, we want to build an R&D team, manufacture phones, set up data centre in India and invest in ecosystem companies in India,” Jun said.The company is witnessing a fast growth since its arrival in India posing a stiff competition to country’s second largest handset manufacturer Micromax.On other hand, Micromax is swiftly exploring ways to defend its market share amid growing threats from rivals such as Xiaomi and and Motorola.Micromax recently announced its plans to offer flash sales, an approach followed by Xiaomi to boost sales.last_img read more

99pc WASA water nondrinkable Minister

first_imgLocal government, rural development and cooperatives minister Md Tajul Islam on Thursday said that around 99 per cent water supplied by Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is non-drinkable, but the amount is not meant for drinking, reports UNB.The minister came up with the remarks after completing an inter-ministerial meeting at the Secretariat.”I’m saying that 99 per cent water of WASA is non-drinkable. The 99 per cent water is used for other works including cleaning and bathing, not drinking. Only one per cent is used for drinking,” he said.The minister said that “In past 7-8 years I have never seen scarcity of water in my house in Dhaka. Apparently no dirt I found in the water. The quality of water has been raised comparatively.””Our inspection found that water is clean at the source. Then from where the water gets polluted? Are we sure that water tanks in all the houses are kept hygienic?” he asked.The matter of drinkable WASA water came into light as Dhaka WASA’s managing director Taqsem A Khan slammed an independent report against its water supply recently and said that the water is “100 per cent drinkable.”The claim drew social flak, prompting a group of people from Jurain to take samples of water to his office offering him to drink lemonade made with the water.The WASA boss, however, declined the offer of lemonade “made by someone else”.last_img read more

Debapriya says govt treating farmers unfairly

first_imgDebapriya BhattacharyaCentre for Policy Dialogue’s distinguished fellow Debapriya Bhattacharya on Tuesday accused the government of treating the farmers unfairly in recent time, reports UNB.”The government didn’t stop rice import at the proper time and didn’t fix the [paddy] collection target either. It didn’t even give the matter a though at that time,” he told a media briefing on ‘State of the Bangladesh Economy and the Budget Challenges’ at CIRDAP auditorium in Dhaka.He also lamented the delay in hiking rice import tariff.Debapriya said that the terms of trade between industries and agriculture has gone against the farmers. The surplus of rural economy has come to the city and from there, it goes abroad.”Continuation of this transmission process of surplus will make it tough for farmers to survive,” he said, ruing the treatment of farmers in recent time.Farmers can demand subsidy from the government, he said. Around Tk 94 billion can be given through banks to 18 million card holder farmers as subsidy. “We think it’s economically logical,” he added.The macroeconomist pointed out that five per cent incentive is demanded for export-oriented industries amounting to Tk200 billion.”We don’t see any problem in giving farmers around Tk95 billion. If the subsidy isn’t given, then the farmers’ problems won’t be resolved,” he noted.Towfiqul Islam Khan, senior research fellow of CPD, said that the government should pay attention to the agriculture sector and buy paddy directly from farmers.”The Boro production cost has increased by 7.5 per cent while the price has declined by 24 per cent,” he said quoting a CPD survey on farmers. “Low price, limited or no buyers affected farmers in a number of ways.”CPD research director Khondaker Golam Moazzem suggested providing a one-time cash incentive of Tk 50 billion to every farmer who incurred losses because of low paddy prices.last_img read more

October 20 2003 ROAD SYNERGY October workshoppe

first_imgOctober 20, 2003ROAD SYNERGY: October workshoppers participate in a special synergy to help maintain the high road that runs from the top of the mesa into camp.[Photo: Siobhan Watts & text: kh] The dirt roads on site require regular maintenance in order to remain passable. Crewmembers from agriculture, landscaping, maintenance, planning and construction join together to accomplish this task.[Photo: Siobhan Watts & text: kh] Placing a pipe under the road will assist in diverting water away from the oxidation pond during heavy rains.[Photo: Siobhan Watts & text: kh] A rock wall is built where the pipe passes through to help deter the water. Preserving the deposited material and preventing erosion will slow deterioration of the road.[Photo: aa & text: kh]last_img

Demetra Investments becomes largest shareholder of Hellenic Bank

first_imgDemetra Investments Ltd increased its stake in Hellenic Bank from 18.42 per cent to 21.01 per cent on Tuesday, according to a CySEC announcement.Bank sources indicate that Demetra Investments bought off the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development stake for an estimated €10 million.This makes Demetra the largest Hellenic shareholder, dethroning Wargaming Group’s 20.6 per cent.The last changes in the shareholder structure of Hellenic Bank saw newcomers Poppy Sarl (PIMCO) (17.30 per cent) and Cypriot investment fund 7Q Financial Services Ltd (9.99 per cent) invest in the bank.The attention now turns to the bank’s next general assembly scheduled on June 26, with uncertainty regarding the new composition of the board of directors.Demetra Investments Ltd is a Cyprus-based investment company founded in 1999 with assets in capital markets, real estate and private equity. Its main shareholder is technology company Logicom Services Ltd, owning 29.62 per cent in share capital.You May LikeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityReassurance for your refugeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Our View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoA grotesque choice of prime minister for Britain?UndoTales from the Coffeeshop: Lies, lies and holy revelationsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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