Origi reluctant as Liverpool say he can leaveby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool have informed Divock Origi he can leave in January.HLN says the Belgium striker has been told he can find himself a new club. However, Origi doesn’t want to leave.The forward believes he can still find a place in manager Jurgen Klopp’s plans, though also is reluctant to take a pay-cut to leave.Origi was celebrated last month by Reds fans after scoring the winner against Everton.The departure of Dominic Solanke to Crystal Palace on-loan has strengthened Origi’s chances of playing more at Liverpool this season.And he has told his agents he’d prefer to stay until making a definitive decision in June. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Sevilla coach Machin: Munir wants to be in the front lineby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSevilla coach Pablo Machin has welcomed their deal for former Barcelona striker Munir El Haddadi.Sevilla swooped for Munir last week.Machin said, “He will bring above all competitiveness. He is a good recruit. Not only for the present, but also for the future. “Many clubs wanted him too and he chose Sevilla FC. He does not want to be in the background, but in the front line. Sevilla is an ideal club for him. “We will try to lead him to his best level.”
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – OCTOBER 15: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers warms up before a game against the Minnesota Vikings on October 15, 2017 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)Aaron Rodgers is currently the second-most famous person in his family among women aged 18 to 34. The Green Bay Packers’ quarterback’s little brother, Jordan Rodgers, is currently starring on The Bachelorette. The two brothers don’t appear to be best friends, though. Jordan Rodgers appeared on Katie Nolan’s Garbage Time podcast and discussed his relationship with Aaron. (Starts at about the 23:00 mark)From the podcast:“How close would you say you are with Aaron?” Nolan asks. “Um, I, you know, we have, we have a relationship,” Jordan says “We, you know, it’s, ah, it’s, ah … it’s complicated. I’ll say that.”“Are you a Packers fan?” Nolan asks.“Yeah,” Jordan says. “So, one of my best friends in the world, David Bakhtiari, is his left tackle.”That’s…an interesting answer, to say the least.What’s going on with the Rodgers’ brothers?[FTW]
The Ministry of Labour and Social Security has collaborated with the Golden Age Home (GAH) in Vineyard Town, Kingston, to procure a generator for the home.General Manager of the Home, Laurette Adams-Thomas, told JIS News that the generator has helped to alleviate some challenges that the institution encounters once there is a power outage.“The residents would be in total darkness and we would have to use lanterns and flashlights,” Mrs. Thomas said.Prior to the acquisition of the generator, power outages would result in spoilage of perishable foods stored in the cold room and also affect the timely operation of the home’s laundry department.“The laundry room staff would sometimes have to hand-wash for the residents and this would result in the accumulation of clothing, due to the amount to be washed. This would affect the staff’s ability to provide clean bed linen and clothing, which are needed on a daily basis,” Mrs. Thomas explained.Mrs. Thomas lauded the GAH staff for the instrumental work being done over the years in caring for the residents and ensuring the smooth operations of the facility.She said corporate Jamaica, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Faith- based institutions and private donors have assisted the home with acquiring other well-needed items. However, the home is still in need of equipment, including an industrial heater, which costs approximately $2 million. The dryer will assist the home to provide clean bed linen and clothes in a timely manner for the 454 residents.“I am not daunted by the challenges we encounter at the Golden Age Home, because I am motivated by challenges. I have a passion for caring for the elderly and I know that the Ministry Labour and Social Security, the Board of Directors, Management and Staff are doing their best to ensure that the Home is the benchmark infirmary in Jamaica,” she told JIS News. By Shelly Ann-Irving/Sanasha Pearson, JIS Reporters
The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine Department (AQSIQ) of the People’s Republic of China to export Jamaican aquatic products to the Chinese market.The MoU was signed by Portfolio Minister, Hon. Karl Samuda; Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Donovan Stanberry; Minister of the AQSIQ, His Excellency Zhi Shuping; and Chinese Ambassador to Jamaica, His Excellency Niu Qingbao, at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on Friday, September 22.The Ministry and AQSIQ have agreed to cooperate regarding the export of lobsters and conch in the first instance and, thereafter, other aquatic products with a view to expeditiously establishing an effective and mutually beneficial trade relationship.Mr. Samuda said the MoU will provide a grand opportunity for Jamaica to enter into another business arrangement with a Chinese agency. He noted that this will “open new opportunities for trade with China in the fisheries sector.”He gave the assurance that aquatic products of the highest quality will be exported to China.Noting that Jamaica is governed by global agencies and regulations such as the Codex Alimentarius Commission, World Organization for Animal Health and International Plant Protection Convention, he said country is “unequivocally committed” to the highest principles of food safety and the international standards and agreements to which the island is a signatory.“The MoU we sign has three main objectives: to prevent the entry and spread of pests and epidemic diseases of animals and plants into one country from the other; to protect from disease, the production of agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry and fishery resources; and to strengthen bilateral exchange and cooperation in the field of the entry and exit of animal and plant inspection and quarantine,” the Minister outlined.In this regard, Mr. Samuda said the plan of action to be pursued will include establishing prerequisite conditions under which Jamaica can export fisheries products into China, in accordance with international regulations governing the trade of food.Mr. Shuping, in his address, said the arrangement represented China’s gift to Jamaica in commemoration of its 55th year of Independence.“The signing of this document is (indicative) that Jamaica is equally able to export to China,” Mr. Shuping stated, adding that both countries remained “good friends.”Rainforest Seafoods and B & D Trawling Limited are the first two companies that will export products to China under the agreement.Director of Marketing and Corporate Affairs, Rainforest Seafoods, Roger Lyn, said his company is raring to go.“We’re very excited about this new MoU that the Ministry has signed…between the Government of Jamaica and the Government of China. Currently, we are already exporting live lobster to the region and whole lobster and tails. We’re looking forward with this new development with China, which is a big market, to see growth. We expect our numbers to double regarding export, which can only be good for the country,” Mr. Lyn told JIS News.Chief Executive Officer, B & D Trawling Limited, Roderick Francis, shared similar sentiments.“What this will do is open up access for Jamaicans to ship live lobsters to the second largest market in the world and eventually open up to other products in agriculture which is great for Jamaica on a whole. This first step is really big for Jamaica,” he said
zoom Chinese shipbuilder Bohai Shipbuilding Heavy Industries has received an order for up to nine Newcastlemaxes, according to broker reports.John Fredriksen Group has been tied to an order for up to four 208,000 dwt bulkers at the yard, comprising two firm and two optional ships, Compass Maritime said in a weekly report.The ships are scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2019, Asiasis said referring to the order.Berge Bulk has also been linked to an order for up to four Newcastlemaxes, also two firm plus two optional vessels.The ships are said to be slated for delivery in the first half of 2020.The company is yet to provide World Maritime News with a comment on the matter.Finally, Singapore’s RGL Shipping has reportedly placed an order for one Newcastlemax, to be delivered to the company in the first half of 2020.The bulkers will be built in accordance with the NOx IMO Tier II emission standards and are priced at around USD 45 million respectively, as disclosed by Compass Maritime.RGL Shipping and Berge Bulk have already had ships built by Bohai.Based on the data provided by VesselsValue, Bohai delivered one Capesize bulker to Berge Bulk in 2017, the Berge Grossglockner, and is going to deliver another Capesize to the company this year, the Berge Olympus.RGL Shipping is also set to take delivery of a Capesize newbuilding from the yard this year, the 210,000 dwt PSU Third.Both ships are expected to be delivered to their respective owners in January.World Maritime News Staff
APTN National NewsAn Alberta parent is in a fight with a school district over funding.The district gets money for every First Nation, Metis and Inuit student who attends its schools and now a father of two students wants to see some of those dollars used for teaching culture.APTN’s Chris Stewart has this story.
Kathleen Connolly, Group member and Executive Director of the Dawson Creek Chamber of Commerce, spoke at the Draft Agreement Meeting in Fort St. John asking the Government to extend the deadline and that an independent assessment should be completed before any agreements are finalized.“The socio-economic impacts to our region could potentially be devasting. The Provincial Government has not started a socio-economic impact assessment for any part of our region today. So what we’re asking in our letter is that Government extend the amount of time that Government and citizens can respond to these concerns, that the Regional District can hire legal counsel if they require it, that they can do an independent socio-economic assessment that looks at yours and compare that data and make decisions and mitigations that will actually allow our communities to be able to respond in a manner that will allow them to mitigate for what is going to happen to industry, not only forestry but mining and the small businesses that will be impacted by it.”The CCCR says they support the Regional Districts in any measures that they choose to implement leading up to the required assessments being completed.The letter to the Government can be found on the Concerned Citizens for Caribou Recovery Facebook page. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Concerned Citizens for Caribou Recovery has sent a letter to the Provincial Government concerning the importance of completing a socio-economic impact assessment on the Caribou Recovery Process.In the letter, the CCCR says they are in full agreement with the Peace River Regional District that a socio-economic impact should be completed before the draft agreements are finalized.According to CCCR, the business community that relies on the proposed areas will be affected by the Section 11 and Partnership Agreement.
New Delhi: Delhi Police on Thursday arrested a 61-year-old man who fired inside Starbucks in Connaught Place area.According to police, a PCR call was received at 1.00 pm regarding an accidental firing from firearm by a customer at Starbucks N block, Connaught Place. “On reaching the spot one revolver 32 MK III field gun Kanpur -IN 2012 and 5 live rounds .32 bore were found. One empty cartridge and lead was also found on the spot,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi), Madhur Verma. He further stated that they identified the accused as Anil Kumar, resident of Model Town. The firearm license was also found to be expired on October 26,2018. Accordingly, a case has been registered under sections 25/30 /54/59arms act and 336 IPC. “The accused was arrested and the weapon has been seized,” the police said.
TwitterLeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers won the 2016 NBA Finals Sunday night, and the internet celebrated the only way it knew how – with a meme. This time, instead of using the go-to Crying Jordan meme, users got crafty and a new image was born with Crying LeBron.After the Cavs scored the win over the Golden State Warriors 93-89, James was photographed hugging teammate Kevin Love. The meme was generated not much later and soon a Crying LeBron Twitter page sprung up.and so it begins… pic.twitter.com/qkgC6TYPYB— Crying lebron (@CryingIebron) June 20, 2016The title is the first major sports championship win for a Cleveland team since 1964. The Akron, Ohio native left the Cavs in 2010 only to return four years later. He hoped to end the city’s title dry spell after coming back home. Before then, James joined Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade with the Miami Heat, winning two titles.“I don’t know why the man above give me the hardest road, but… the man above don’t put you in situations that you can’t handle,” James told ESPN after winning the championship. “I just kept that same positive attitude. Instead of saying, ‘Why me?’ I said, ‘This is what He wants me to do.’ And Cleveland, this is for you.”The excitement launched several memes, and Twitter was especially eager to share.Crying LeBron’s face was plastered over the faces of the Warriors, signifying their loss.THE CRYING LEBRON FACE MEME IS BORN pic.twitter.com/huWdAqlgsN— JOAO (@SoftGlas) June 20, 2016Shaun Sundholm blended crying LeBron and crying Jordan into one teary image.Is this a thing yet? #cryingLebron #cryingJordan pic.twitter.com/102v5iS2bi— Shaun Sundholm (@f_letter) June 20, 2016Warriors point guard Steph Curry’s wife Ayesha was not immune to the meme.Test driving the new Lebron Crying meme. #ayeshacurry pic.twitter.com/6BY93vmo5h— Raisa (@MakeupWhoreder) June 20, 2016And Fahd Ahmed Hides used the crying image to signify how he felt about Monday approaching.When you realize tomorrow is Monday #NBAFinals #CryingLebron. pic.twitter.com/R22T5t9kLi— فهـد أحمـد الصـلاّل (@FhdAlsallal) June 20, 2016Eric Rosenthal urged someone to pass the baton by placing James’ crying face over Jordan’s own during this Basketball Hall of Fame induction speech in 2009.Someone put LeBron’s crying face onto Jordan during his speech pic.twitter.com/cRwLc3ZnQU— Eric Rosenthal (@ericsports) June 20, 2016And his request was answered by Andrew Lawandus.Congrats to @KingJames and the @cavs #CryingLeBron pic.twitter.com/NCHi77VwL4— Andrew Lawandus (@DOWORKDESIGN) June 20, 2016
In a corporate-like manner, running backs coach Stan Drayton explained how the Ohio State football team’s offense still hasn’t reached its potential. Based on his calculation, it’s really not even close. “We operated at probably about 60 percent last year,” Drayton said. In most contexts, it’s a figure hardly associated as a passing grade and arguably less than a fitting one for an offense that averaged 37 points per game. If functioning at only 60 percent, though, the Buckeyes weren’t half bad last year. In its first undefeated season since 2002, OSU’s revitalized offense ranked 21st out of 124 Football Bowl Subdivision teams in scoring offense en route to a total of 446 points. In particular, it was the Buckeyes’ ground game that breathed life into such success. Under the direction of coach Urban Meyer, OSU’s 10th-ranked rushing offense averaged 242 yards rushing behind the steady legs of rising junior quarterback Braxton Miller and rising senior running back Carlos Hyde. Miller ran the ball for 1,271 yards and 13 touchdowns while Hyde ran for 970 yards and 16 scores. The duo proved potent throughout OSU’s 2012 campaign, but Drayton said tape of last year reveals a clear weakness. “Here’s the deal: when you sit there and you study our film, you see safeties sitting there at eight yards because (Hyde and Miller) are in the backfield,” he said. Why? He said it stems from the lack of a consistent aerial attack. “The moment we are able to pose a pass threat, those safeties can’t sit at eight yards around the box,” Drayton said, “they’re going to have to play defense and play some coverage.” At times, Miller and the Buckeyes found ways to air the ball out. But collectively, OSU finished 105th in passing yards per game. It’s why in addition to developing the team’s relatively young receiving corps, OSU is trying to mold rising redshirt senior running back Jordan Hall into a hybrid type of player – one who can attack opposing defenses with his prowess for not only running the ball, but catching it in space as well. “We have a lot of playmakers on offense, first off. I think I can just be another one, another person the defense has to prepare for,” Hall said. Touted as likely the starting running back heading into 2012, Hall missed nine games last year with a torn PCL before being granted a medical redshirt for the 2013 season. The Jeannette, Pa., native, who served as captain last season, said he’s trying to embrace what the coaching staff wants him to be. But even Hall said his role is mysterious to him as it is to those trying to figure out what impact he could have on this year’s squad. “I really don’t know to be honest … I’m really trying to figure it out for myself, too,” Hall said. “I knew everything at running back and, right now, I’m still trying to learn this position.” Still, Hall said it’s a position that accentuates his skill set. “Usually when you catch the ball as a receiver, there’s two people to make miss,” he said. “And as a running back, you got to run through D-line, linebackers, safeties.” For OSU, the man trucking through defenses’ lines of resistance is Hyde, who came back to Columbus after flirting with the possibility of jumping to the NFL. “I thought about it, yeah. But then I really thought hard, and I was like, I want to come back, you know?” said Hyde, who started at running back last season. “I want to come back and get that 1,000 yards, you know, and raise that crystal ball, so why not?” The move could pay dividends for an OSU team trying to improve its aerial attack but maintain a steady punch with the running game. “Once we get that balance in our offense, we’re hoping it to be very explosive here,” Drayton said. It could be the difference in the Buckeyes’ chase for a Big Ten and national championship.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, September 23, 2016 – On Thursday, September 22, 2016, FortisTCI (the Company) notified its customers on Providenciales of an outage affecting several customers. The interruption in service lasted for approximately four hours and was the result of a failed component in the control system of one of the engines that affected the entire Leeward Highway generation station. The engine control component in question is important to the operation of the engines and the synchronization of the plant.System Control Operators recorded the initial outage affecting approximately five thousand customers throughout Providenciales at 7:53 a.m. Crews immediately began troubleshooting efforts. At 8:44 a.m., a plant shutdown was required to perform testing and to locate the issue, which was later determined to be the faulty component in the control system of one of the engines. FortisTCI Engineers restored service to some customers at approximately 8:56 a.m. At the peak of the outage, approximately eight thousand customers experienced an interruption in service. The team isolated the problem at 11:10 a.m. Shortly thereafter, at approximately 11:28 a.m., restoration of service to customers began. Service was restored by 11:50 a.m. to all customers. North and Middle Caicos customers, served by an underwater cable from Providenciales, experienced a shorter outage time of approximately forty-five minutes before transfer to local backup generation occurred.As FortisTCI continues to invest and modernize the electricity grid, system outages will continue to become less frequent, but will be more complex in nature and may require more time to resolve. This will also prove true in the future, as the Company and the Country introduce distributed generation and renewable energy, which will affect the way in which the grid is managed. Over the last several years, the Company has significantly reduced outage occurrences by heavily investing in human resources and equipment, resulting in minimal interruptions that are routine in nature.President and CEO Eddinton Powell said, “I wish to thank all technical operations staff involved in the troubleshooting efforts and work carried out to restore services to our customers as quickly as possible, as well as the supporting customer service team. I also want to thank our customers for their patience. At FortisTCI, we are committed to ensuring that the Country continues to have world-class electricity service.” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:
KUSI Newsroom February 1, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Posted: February 1, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Increased Super Bowl Sunday DUI patrols 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – No matter who you’re rooting for on Super Bowl Sunday, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department wants to remind everyone about the dangers of impaired driving.Deputies say watch for increased DUI patrols across the county beginning on Sunday, February 3rd at 3:00 p.m. and lasting through 5:00 a.m. the following day.Remember: impaired driving doesn’t just refer to alcohol. It can also include marijuana and prescription drugs.“There is simply no excuse for impaired driving,” said Sheriff Bill Gore. “One bad decision can end in tragedy.”The Sheriff’s Department has these tips for a safe Super Bowl Sunday:• Plan a safe way home before the game begins• Before drinking, designate a sober driver and leave your car keys at home• If you’re impaired, use a taxi, ride sharing service, call a sober friend or family member or use public transportation• If you see an impaired driver on the road, call 9-1-1 immediatelyIn 2018, 1,183 people were arrested for impaired driving by Sheriff’s Deputies in San Diego County. That’s down from 1,225 arrests in 2017.
How Bollywood Is Winning On YouTube how-mobile-phones-and-youtube-are-helping-indias-bollywood-bring-music-hits “The last two years have been really action packed,” is how T-Series President Neeraj Kalyan described his company’s exponential growth. With dozens of additional channels targeting loyal groups that speak many of India’s diverse languages, T-Series’ growth has many bases besides YouTube, and they are also growing into television and movie production as well.Cross-Pacific Pop: Album Sales Boom For Asian Breakout Solo ArtistsRead more Twitter News Email The newly available world of mobile internet in India has millions regularly going to YouTube for musicPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Nov 16, 2018 – 5:54 pm India’s internet population is huge and growing, thanks to mobile phones, and music on YouTube is one of the market’s most popular destinations. As a result of this, Bollywood music is thriving, along with modern renditions of traditional songs and diverse videos targeted to smaller, linguistically unique demographics. Indian music label T-Series has been a big winner with 70 million subscribers on its main channel and new subscribers growing by more than 100,000 daily.The New York Times found that T-Series gets video averages of 6.5 million views with a bottom-line total, overall, of 53 billion views, making it one of YouTube’s most successful channels ever. Since 2016 more than 200 million people in India have internet access through mobile phones and 85 percent of India’s internet users visit YouTube. One hit by T-Series artist Guru Randhawa notched more than 615 million views. Facebook https://twitter.com/GuruOfficial/status/1062721542172360705 How Mobile Phones And YouTube Are Helping India’s Bollywood Bring In Music Hits
ReutersA week after the United Nations report on human rights violations in Kashmir was published, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Tuesday, July 16, released data on the number of militant infiltration in J&K.Minister of Home Affairs G. Kishan Reddy said that the number of armed infiltration in the valley has increased from 119 in 2016 to 143 attacks in 2018. The number of militants killed also increased from 35 in 2016 to 59 killed in 2017. The data claims that 32 militants were killed in military operations in 2018, reported ANI.Reddy also revealed that the number of security officials killed in military conflict has decreased from 15 personnel in 2016 to five in 2018.The Ministry said that the armed conflict in Kashmir valley is mainly due to cross-border sponsored terror activities and only four militants have been arrested since 2016. The MHA data showed that militant infiltration in the valley reduced by 43 per cent in the first half of 2019.On Tuesday, July 16, Union Minister Manish Tiwari submitted a Zero Hour notice in the Lok Sabha to discuss the UN report on human violation in Kashmir. India has rejected the claims made by the report, which said that civilian casualties due to the armed conflict in Kashmir in 2018 were the recorded in a decade.Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar slammed the report and called it “false and motivated.” He condemned the UN body for its ‘failure’ to recognise the independent judiciary, human rights institutions and other mechanisms in the state that “safeguard, protect and promote constitutionally guaranteed fundamental rights to all citizens of India.”UN Report on human rights violationStating that 160 civilians were killed in 2018, the report cited data collected by Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS). It stated that around 586 people, including 267 militants and 159 Indian security personnel, were killed due to the violent conflict in the region. The number is the highest since 2008.Official data published by the Indian Union Ministry for Home Affairs was also accused by UN of deliberately stating “lower casualty figures, citing 37 civilians, 238 terrorists and 86 security personnel killed in the 11 months up to 2 December 2018.”CriticismIt was claimed that the report did not appropriately substantiate arguments of security officials violating human rights in Kashmir. The report was accused of being soft on Pakistan despite its evident role in cross-border terrorism.It was highlighted that the UN report said NGOs, human rights defenders and journalist in India are able to operate and document the ongoing human rights violations. But in Pakistan occupied Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan region “restrictions on the freedoms of expression, opinion, peaceful assembly and association” have obstructed the ability to monitor human rights abuses. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:00/3:58Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-3:58?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Close Our Fight is for Kashmir not against the Kashmiri’s says Narendra Modi
Kolkata: The Enforcement Branch (EB) of North 24-Parganas District Police have busted an illegal business of domestic LPG cylinders and arrested the owner.According to sources, Ramesh Chandra Adhikary, the illegal businessman, used to run a gas oven and other apparatus service centre at Thakurnagar Babupara in Gaighata. Recently, the cops got a tip-off that Adhikary was doing illegal business under the shadow of the business centre. Acting on the tip-off, sleuths started monitoring Adhikary and also tried to gather information about him. Few days ago, the police learnt about his business of illegal domestic LPG cylinders. Also the cops came to know that recently an advertisement of Adhikary’s service centre was published where it was clearly mentioned that he would arrange a new LPG connection within one day. It was also written in the advertisement that he provides LPG cylinders on hire. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeWhile conducting a probe, the sleuths learnt that he also sells domestic LPG cylinders at a high rate to people when needed. Also, domestic LPG cylinders were being provided on hire to restaurants and at ceremonial programmes. On Wednesday, a team from the EB raided Adhikary’s service centre. Though he tried to mislead them but after a few incriminating documents were found, the sleuths arrested him. During interrogation, Adhikary broke down and stated that he used to stock domestic LPG cylinders in several warehouses in the area. Immediately, raids were conducted and several domestic LPG cylinders were seized. He admitted that two more persons were involved in this.
4 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global I’m writing this post in an email, and want to show how I’m feeling. Why? Because a new, interesting product came out this morning. And how exactly does it make me feel? Well, like THIS:How did I add that so easily? Well, like this:This is Giphy Keys. It’s available for iOS (with Android coming later), and turns your keyboard into a GIF-search and creation machine. One installed, pulling it up is simple: Any time you’re using your normal keyboard, just hold the globe to the left of the keyboard and then pick Giphy’s.From there, you can use Giphy Keys’ many functions — searching for GIFs by keyword or through various menus, like emotions (OMG, LOL, etc.) and subjects (animals, cartoons, etc.). Or, tap the eight-ball icon to bring up a few GIF-making tools — an animation of whatever words you type, or a silly GIF that displays the weather. Choose the GIF you want, and easily plop it into your text, email, or anything else.Related: 8 Free Mobile Apps College Students Should Download ASAPIt’s a fun, quick tool. But here’s why it’s so intriguing: Giphy Keys essentially replaces some of the reasons that people would use Giphy’s pre-existing tools. (Giphy is the Internet’s biggest GIF company, and the reason you’re able to pull up GIFs inside Twitter, Facebook Messenger and hundreds of other apps. Read more about them here.) Take, for example, Giphy’s first app, which is a mobile search engine for GIFs. That app also finds GIFs and makes them easy to text or email — but the process wasn’t seamless. If I were texting a friend, I’d first have to close the text app, open Giphy’s app, and then find the GIF I wanted. Giphy Keys lets me skip Giphy’s app entirely.And Giphy? They’re not concerned about that.”The thing is, we’re not a keyboard company, we’re not a mobile app company, and we’re not just a search engine,” says Julie Logan, director of brand strategy. “Giphy is a lot of things, so we’re not concerned about cannibalizing our other products. We want to be everywhere where you want to have GIFs. There’s no one silver bullet that we have. Being everywhere is our thing.”In fact, this cannibalization is part of Giphy’s strategy. When I was on my laptop and wanted to email a GIF to a friend, I used to go to Giphy.com, search for the right GIF, then paste it into my email. Then I discovered Giphy’s Gmail plugin, which creates a little icon on the bottom of my email window. If I tap it, up pops a miniature GIF search engine. That’s way easier for me — I no longer have to go to Giphy.com. So, now I don’t.Some companies may be hesitant to release products like this. After all, Giphy’s Gmail plugin means that Giphy gets less web traffic from me. And Giphy Keys means that I’ll spend less time inside Giphy’s own app. But Giphy says that’s just because I’m a particular kind of user, with very particular needs. “We definitely are interested to see how users respond to it,” Jillian Fischer, the company’s director of mobile products, tells me. “You’re saying you’d just use the Giphy app when you wanted to find a GIF. There are other users who just browse through it for entertainment and discovering things, and then they say, ‘Oh, cool, I want to share this,’ and they share it.”Related: Everything You Need to Know About SnapchatIn other words, one product doesn’t fully cannibalize another. It just splits users up into groups, giving each group the tool they prefer. Now do you see why I’m so intrigued? Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. May 3, 2016 Register Now »