Witness vibrancy in Indian theatre

first_imgRecognised as one of the oldest and most prestigious theatre festivals in Delhi, the Old World Theatre Festival will bring a constellation of original scripts from August 16 – 25, at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. In its 18th edition, the festival has invited a stunning array of productions that entertain, stimulate, provoke and educate in great measure.Announcing the line up, Vidyun Singh, Director Programmes, Habitat World, India Habitat Centre, said “We are delighted to see such diversity and vibrancy in Indian theatre, and this year we proudly bring a gamut of theatre performances, which engages with contemporary dilemmas and various issues concerning the country at large. The past few years have seen a steady and growing change in the Indian theatre milieu, as a new generation of theatre practitioners came into its own. They are brilliant, relentless and are undeterred by the practical concerns of revenue models, escalating costs of performance spaces and paucity of funds.” Also Read – An income drop can harm brain’1,2, Tree…’, a puppet theatre production about a 7-year old boy, his cat Bruce Lee and a plant which they have befriended will open the festival on August 16, 7:00 pm at The Stein Auditorium. Another delightful opening act is ‘Unravel: An Improv Play About Mental Health’ directed by Varoon Anand. Unravel is an interactive theatre ​production bringing experiences with mental health and wellness to the fore. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardOther plays during the festival include Gurleen Judge’s ‘Hunger Artist’ inspired by both Franz Kafka’s chilling short story by the same name and Dhasal’s masterpiece poem ‘Bhook’ (hunger), a moving portrayal of the agrarian crisis. Tara Arts London brings Black Theatre Broadcast of William Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’, about three outrageous hijras who cook up an explosive brew of treachery, ambition, and passion, setting an Asian family off on a path of bloody self-destruction directed by Jatinder Verma. Supported by the British Council, the renowned director will also lead a master class on August 18 with designer Claudia Mayer exploring the choices possible in re-locating Shakespeare’s text to another culture, and its consequences on approach to the text. Veteran Director Neelam Man Singh’s new production ‘Gumm Hai’s’ recurring leitmotif follows Pinki, a young girl of eleven who has gone missing from her village for two months, and how an inexplicable loss irrevocably changes the dynamics within a family and the community. ‘Every Brilliant Thing’ directed by Quasar Thokore Padamsee is the story of a seven years old. Mum’s in hospital. She finds it hard to be happy. He makes a list to cheer her up. Directed by dancer Sanjukta Wagh, Bombay-based beej’s ‘Faqeer Nimaana’ is a dance and music narrative based on Shah Hussain, a mystic weaver poet from 16th century Lahore. Sanjukta Wagh will be joined by musicians Radhika Sood Nayak, Hitesh Dhutia and Vinayak Netke. ‘Those Left Behind Things’ directed by Vikram Phukan is a play that follows the journey of Iranian asylum-seeker Hamid set in the dark alleys of Tehran to the neon-lit pier at Brighton. Based on Annie Zaidi’s acclaimed short story, ‘Jam’ directed by Bollywood actor Shivani Tanksale is a story of college friends who haven’t met for years. Under Pressure directed by Aruna Ganesh Ram explores themes of consumerism, minimal living, indigenous wisdom, the life of trees and the politics of nature. The Big Fat Company’s Head 2 Head directed by Shabari Rao is a unique devised theatre performance using sections of the iconic Kannada play by Girish Karnad. The festival will close with Makrand Deshpande’s ‘Pitaji Please’, story of love between a father and son and they are compelled to keep one lie between them to welcome a new person in their lives. The festival will also see workshops and master classes by visiting theatre practitioners, which includes workshops on Improvisation by Varoon Anand, Character Development by actor Aditya Garg and the Big Fat Company’s one day workshop for physically big actors.last_img read more

Two girls drown in pit filled with rainwater in Ghaziabad

first_imgGhaziabad: Two girls, aged six and nine years, were drowned in a pit filled with rain water near their house in Modinagar area of Ghaziabad on Thursday evening. Cops said that both the girls who were cousin sisters fell into the pit while cycling as they failed to comprehend the depth of pit. Police have not received any complaint into the matter while the family of deceased has also denied for post mortem. According to police, the deceased have been identified as Preeti (12) and Chanchal (6). Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderKashi Prasad Mishra, Circle Officer, Modinagar, said that both the girls have left home around 4 pm on Thursday for cycling. “Both the girls have left home for playing on Thursday evening but when they didn’t return home hours after they went, their family went on a search in nearby area. They spotted the slipper of one of the girls floating in the pit and they suspected that the girls might have drowned in the pit. Immediately they informed police and both the bodies were rescued by 7:30 pm with the help of divers,” said Mishra. “The pit was located at a vacant plot which is owned by Modi industries group. The pit was around five to seven feet deep and was filled with rainwater. Both the girls fell into the pit as they could not fathom the depth. The cycle also fell over them into the pit due to which they failed to come out and got drowned. The family has not given any complaint into the matter and they have also denied for post mortem. We will initiate investigation into the case if a complaint is received,” added Mishra. Following the incident, MLA Modinagar Manju Shiwach, Chairman Nagar Palika, Ashok Maheshwari reached the spot and took cognisance of the situation.last_img read more

By the numbers New Brunswicks recordsetting flood

first_imgFREDERICTON – Some key numbers Thursday from flooded New Brunswick:81: Number of roads and bridges fully closed to traffic.5: Roads partially closed.$172.50: Amount of fine for driving around road barricades, according to Saint John police.More than 200: Detour, in kilometres, around Trans-Canada Highway closure between Moncton and Fredericton.4: Number of ferries affected by the floods.5.34: Number of metres Saint John River was above sea level Thursday in the Saint John and Quispamsis areas7.92: Number of metres Saint John River was above sea level Wednesday in the Fredericton area, although water levels have risen slightly in several communities including Maugerville, Jemseg and Grand Lake.100: Approximate number of homes evacuated by Thursday morning.$160,000: Maximum government assistance for private homes, not including recreational properties, damaged by floods.10,000: Number of sandbags sent to the Grand Bay-Westfield area by Cooke Aquaculture of Blacks Harbour.347: Number of NB Power customers who have had service disconnected due to flooding.1,400: Number of residents along the Westfield Road area in Saint John offered a free one-way shuttle evacuation service from NB Southern Railroadlast_img read more

LNG project boosts gas industry confidence but not shortterm gas prices

first_imgCALGARY – The approval of Canada’s first LNG export terminal is expected to boost investor confidence in Western Canada’s natural gas sector.But the LNG Canada project’s ability to provide a new market for natural gas and thus support depressed prices won’t be seen until the facility is built sometime in the middle of the next decade, observers say.The announcement on Tuesday, coming on the heels of Canada reaching a trilateral trade deal with Mexico and the United States on the weekend, lifted the mood in the room at an investment bank’s commodity price forecast breakfast in Calgary.“It’s excellent news that we can get an announcement of a major project in Canada,” said Dale Dusterhoft, CEO of Trican Well Service Ltd., after the event.“The impact on the immediate market probably isn’t great, in terms of an immediate recovery of pricing, but if we can get this and others built behind it, it’s great for the long-term future of the Canadian business.”He said he doesn’t expect any increase in demand for his company’s well completion services in the next year or so but said it will start to grow in 2020 as LNG Canada’s completion date nears and producers increase exploration budgets to prove up their resources.The announcement ensures Canada will be able to export domestic energy products to global markets at a fair price, said Chris Bloomer, CEO of the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association.“The project … represents a major investment in the Canadian economy, which is critical as our country seeks to attract and retain foreign capital,” he said in a statement.Global natural gas demand is expected to increase 45 per cent to 199 trillion cubic feet per day by 2040, according to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, which welcomed news that Canada will be able to export to customers other than those in the United States.The five partners in LNG Canada say they’ve agreed to build the $40-billion project that includes a gas liquefaction plant in Kitimat on B.C.’s coast and a 670-kilometre pipeline delivering gas from the northeast corner of the province.The partners — Royal Dutch Shell, Mitsubishi Corp., Malaysian-owned Petronas, PetroChina Co. and Korean Gas Corp. — delayed a final investment decision in 2016, citing a drop in global LNG prices.A continued glut of gas in Western Canada and the march of American shale gas into its traditional markets including Eastern Canada convinced analyst Martin King of GMP FirstEnergy to roll back his forecast for a recovery in benchmark Alberta gas prices next year.At the event Tuesday, he said natural gas prices will average C$1.57 per thousand cubic feet in 2019, just two cents higher than this year, and marked down from an earlier prediction of C$3 per mcf.By comparison, New York prices are expected to average US$3.35 for the same amount of gas in 2019, up from US$3 this year.Gas traditionally sells for more in New York because it’s closer to major population centres but the difference has been widening recently due to pipeline capacity constraints in Alberta and B.C.“(LNG Canada) is something which is definitely a positive sentiment boost for the industry,” King said. “It certainly gives producers something to hang their hats on.”The project’s initial phase will require about two billion cubic feet per day of gas to produce about 14 million tonnes per year of supercooled liquefied natural gas, thus increasing the market for Western Canadian gas by about 10 per cent when it comes on stream, he said.The United States could become the largest LNG exporter in the world by 2025 as nearly a dozen new projects seek regulatory approval, King said, but he added Canada can compete because the Canadian West Coast is much closer to customers in Asia and its gas supply is cheaper.King said he estimates a total of between 300 million and 600 million cubic feet per day of gas production has been shut down at various times this year in Western Canada because of low gas prices.The LNG Canada decision is expected to encourage other proposed project proponents to make investment decisions.“We believe this project has the potential to be the first of many on the West Coast of Canada, if Canadian LNG follows the global standard, being that LNG export areas tend to be ‘hubs’ of terminals, rather than standalone facilities,” National Bank of Canada analysts said Tuesday in a report.It pointed out the project would be the largest energy project in Canadian history, dwarfing even the largest oilsands projects in both size and scope.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter.Companies mentioned in this article: (TSX:TCW, TSX:CNQ)last_img read more

Pace of Canadian housing starts up in March on seasonally adjusted basis: CMHC

OTTAWA — Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the pace of housing starts picked up in March.The national housing agency says the seasonally adjusted annual rate of housing starts climbed to 192,527 units in March, compared with 166,290 units in February.Economists on average had expected an annual pace of 196,500, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.The reading came as starts of urban multiple-unit projects such as condominiums, apartments and townhouses increased 18.6 per cent to 135,894 units in March. The rate of single-detached urban starts rose 12.1 per cent to 42,139 units.Rural starts were estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 14,494 units.The six-month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rate of housing starts was 202,279 in March compared with 202,039 in February.Affordability remains a major issue despite real estate cool down: pollA cooling off in the local real estate market is making it at least a little easier for people to take the plunge.A new poll from RBC suggests many first-timers — more than 50 per cent — are getting mortgages now as they worry interest rates will go up if they wait.That’s despite more than four in 10 Canadians who have recently made a real estate purchase admitting to being “house poor” or being over extended, spending a large proportion of their income on maintaining the payments on the property.Almost all of those experiencing a house poor scenario have said it led to a lot of mental stress.To get around the affordability crunch, those getting into the market appear to be taking more non-traditional buying routes, including getting more help from family to come up with the cash. read more

Brewer Molson Coors reports Q1 profit down from year ago mark, sales down

MONTREAL — Molson Coors Brewing Co.’s first-quarter profit fell compared with a year ago when its results were boosted by a one-time payment.The beer company, which reports in U.S. dollars, says it earned US$151.4 million or 70 cents per share for the quarter.The result compared with a profit if $278.1 million or $1.28 per share a year earlier when the company saw a $328-million cash payment related to a price adjustment for its purchase of the Miller International brewing business.Molson Coors says its underlying profit for the quarter totalled $112.7 million or 52 cents per share compared with an underlying profit of $104.3 million or 48 cents per share a year ago.Net sales totalled $2.3 billion, down from $2.33 billion.The dip came due to lower volumes and unfavourable changes in foreign currency, offset by higher prices and a favourable sales mix in Europe. On a constant currency basis, net sales increased 0.6 per cent. Companies in this story: (TSX:TPX)The Canadian Press read more

Lebanon UN envoy holds talks to try to end delays on formation

Michael Williams held discussions in Beirut with Saad Hariri, Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate, and with Nabih Berri, the Speaker of the Parliament, according to statements issued by the Special Coordinator’s office.Mr. Williams said that he and Mr. Berri talked about their mutual concern over the delays in the formation of a government.“It is difficult to understand why an agreement has not been reached on this so far,” he said in a statement. “We are now at a point where the government should be formed as soon as possible to focus on tackling the many challenges facing the country.“It remains absolutely critical for Lebanon to have a government, not least to continue with the implementation of resolution 1701,” he added, referring to the Security Council resolution adopted in 2006 that ended that year’s month-long war between Israeli forces and Hizbollah.The resolution, among other matters, calls for the disbanding of all Lebanese militias, especially Hizbollah, and the full control of all Lebanese territory by its Government.Mr. Williams said that while he was pleased that a “generally calm atmosphere” had prevailed in southern Lebanon since 2006, “we are also concerned about the frequency of incidents that have taken place recently. Such incidents raise the possibility of an escalation and thus threaten the stability achieved so far.“Naturally, we are also very, very mindful of the daily violations of Lebanese airspace, of Lebanon’s sovereignty and of resolution 1701 by Israel.”In his latest report on the implementation of the resolution, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also voiced serious concern about the recent incidents, which include the firing of rockets from Lebanon into Israel and Israel’s return of fire.Mr. Williams, following his meeting with Mr. Hariri, commended the Prime Minister-designate for his policy of “open dialogue” regarding the efforts to form a national government.“The delay in the process of government formation has put many important issues on hold, not least the urgent social and economic issues that affect the daily lives of the Lebanese people,” Mr. Williams stressed 6 November 2009The United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon met today with the country’s Prime Minister-designate and its parliamentary speaker as he continues his efforts to try to help end the political deadlock that has prevented the formation of a government, five months after national elections were held. read more

Key foreign currency quotations

Quotations for key foreign currencies in terms of the Canadian dollar. Quotations are nominal, for information purposes only.Canadian dollar value on Monday, the previous day, three-months and one-year: Currency Mon Fri 3 months Year U.S. dollar 1.2512 1.2549 1.3511 1.3146 British Pound 1.6303 1.6298 1.7280 1.7225 Japanese Yen 0.0113 0.0113 0.0123 0.0124 Euro in U.S. 1.1641 1.1660 1.0868 1.0974 Euro in Cdn 1.4565 1.4632 1.4684 1.4426Quotations provided by the Bank of Canada

Annan in Geneva meets with leaders of Cameroon and Nigeria

Mr. Annan is expected to meet individually with Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria and Paul Biya of Cameroon before hosting a working dinner for both of them.The Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission was established as a follow-up to the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) ruling in October 2002 on the dispute between Cameroon and Nigeria over their 1,600-kilometre land border, extending from the Lake Chad to the Bakassi peninsula, and maritime boundary into the Gulf of Guinea.

Cohesion Ministry donates steel pans to UG

The Ministry of Social Cohesion, yesterday, donated a ten-piece steel pan ensemble comprising of the bases, guitar pans and frontliner pans, to the University of Guyana (UG).The small presentation ceremony was done at the minister’s office on Main Street and was attended by faculty members of the university, the Department of Public Information (DPI) reported.[In the photo, from left] Professor Paloma Mohamed, Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr. George Norton, Professor Emeritus Joycelynne Loncke; Vice-Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Ivelaw Griffith; Director of National School of Music, Andrew TyndallDelivering brief remarks, Professor Emeritus, Dr. Joycelynne Loncke said that this donation is “a fulfilment of a dream that goes back some thirty years.” She explained that when the university’s music program was launched in 1994, it was the department’s desire “to train pan-men so that they can become qualified musicians, music teachers and so on.”Dr. Loncke thanked the Ministry of Social Cohesion and National School of Music Director, Andrew Tyndall, for the donation.Vice-Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Professor Ivelaw Griffith noted that this donation sets the stage “with the advent of this addition to the university with the rejuvenation of music as a point of pride and as a point of cultural enhancement.”Professor Griffith disclosed that with the university placing an emphasis on the Arts and this donation, the university made the decision to have Como Williams, a renowned panist, to be their next Artist in Residence.Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr. George Norton noted that “it was indeed a pleasure to be a contributor to this day of success in music particularly that of the pan.”The instruments donated were a part of the National Steel Orchestra ensemble which performed at the 2008 Carifesta celebrations but has since downsized. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedHealth Ministry stages walk to raise awareness on NCDsAugust 24, 2014In “Business”Live real-time inter-connectivity coming for all UG campuses says HughesApril 20, 2017In “Technology”Working group established to improve sports at UGDecember 18, 2018In “latest news” read more

Ukrainian nationals to be charged for threatening behaviour assault on miners

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedUkrainians remanded over alleged assault of Guyanese minersAugust 14, 2018In “Court”Magistrate warns Ukrainians to desist from contacting her relativesOctober 13, 2018In “Court”Interior conflicts require decisive Govt action- GTUCAugust 13, 2018In “Business” One of the assaulted miners handcuffed to a postFollowing allegations into assaults and threats committed on two Guyanese miners/rangers between July 28 and August 3, 2018, legal advice sought has recommended that two Ukrainian Nationals- who speak Russian- be charged.Vitaly Paraschuck, 38, is expected to be charged with two counts of threatening behaviour and assault causing actual bodily harm, committed on Guyanese, Charles Clarke.Maksym Furtak, 33, is also expected to be charged with threatening behaviour committed on the second Guyanese, Rudolph Deane.The men who are reportedly employed by West Bank Demerara Gold Inc., which is licenced to operate in Guyana, are sworn Supernumerary Constables and authorised to carry firearms.However, in a statement, the Police had said that “The Administration of the Force further wishes to indicate that the Supernumerary Constables in question, being employees of the aforementioned company, ought to have been attired in the prescribed uniform approved by the Force’s Administration for that Company, and not as seen outfitted, in the video footage.”It was outlined by the Police on Monday that the duo as well as Clarke are expected to be charged separately with contravention of the Private Security Services Act of 2009 for failure to wear their prescribed uniform.The accused are all expected to appear at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Tuesday.INews had reported that that two foreign nationals, believed then to be Russians, were caught on video assaulting Guyanese miners and were taken into police custody after an investigation was launched into the issue.Following the incident, a probe was ordered by the Natural Resources Ministry.An Investigative Team travelled to Quartzstone, Cuyuni, where the incident occurred and where the men were arrested.Prior to this, it was publicized that two employees of Hopkinson Mining Logistics were executing duties on their employer’s concession when they were intercepted by two operatives who made every attempt to prohibit them from doing so.As such, a security officer of Hopkinson recorded the incident with his cellular phone.The video recording showed a the Ukrainian operative who is known in the concession area as “Batali,” demanding documentation and challenging the two employee’s right to be on their employer’s claim and subsequently attempted to block their access.The video showed “Batali” punching one of the men to his face and as the employee attempted to defend himself, the foreign national punched him a second time, then pulled a gun on them.The Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) had also obtained additional evidence of a separate incident in which the said Russians allegedly handcuffed another mining worker and tied him onto the roof of a structure and tortured him.The worker was reportedly forced to urinate and defecate while hanging from the roof.Earlier on Monday, the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) made a call for the Government of Guyana to send a strong message of its responsibility and commitment to defending the sovereignty of its country, its people and the rule of law, following the recent attack on Guyanese miners in the interior.“…[We have] been taking note- via social and mainstream media- of the assault on Guyanese, in our own land, by foreigners who are said to be Russians or persons with Ukraine passports… And whereas GTUC calls for due process to be exercised in ensuring the rights of the alleged accused and victims, it warns that this can only be ensured when the full brunt of the law is being brought to bear in every facet of conduct. This includes, but is not confined to whether there exists a mining permit, work permit, and full adherence to the Private Security Services Act (2009),” the entity said in a statement. read more

Guyanese couple to be arraigned in NY following cocaine bust

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGuyanese mom caught smuggling cocaine at JFKOctober 2, 2018In “Crime”Guyanese footballer busted at JFK with 740 grammes of cocaineJune 16, 2015In “Crime”Guyanese drug mule arrested at US airport after passing over 100 cocaine pelletsNovember 18, 2015In “Crime” Attempting to smuggle hundreds of cocaine pellets into the United States (US), Guyanese couple Kurt and Maria Bruney were both busted by US Customs and Border officers at the John F. Kennedy International Airport.They are now facing arraignment in the New York (NY) Eastern District Court.The couple, Kurt and Maria Bruney, arrived in New York from Georgetown on September 23.Reports indicate that while the husband was subjected to initial routine security checks, he began to behave in a suspicious manner.He was reportedly approached by officers to do an X-Ray. It was then that his partner in crime reportedly spilled the beans that they had ingested cocaine pellets.They both cumulatively had well over 200 cocaine pellets in their systems, with the contents of an excreted pellet testing positive for cocaine. Reports indicate that a sum of US$6000 was promised for his efforts.It is understood that the couple’s case is in the docket of the New York Eastern District Court, where a pre-arraignment complaint has been filed against them by the state since September 24.And while they entered into their enterprise together, officials are now keeping them in separate federal holding facilities as they await trial.The couple, who reportedly hail from the East Coast of Demerara, follow in the footsteps of several locals who were busted in the US attempting to smuggle drugs. read more

Warnock Cardiff wont park bus against Chelsea

first_imgCardiff City manager Neil Warnock says he won’t deploy defensive tactics when they travel to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea on Saturday.Warnock is preparing his team for the game at Stamford Bridge, as Cardiff are yet to record a win after four Premier League matches. In contrast, Chelsea have won all four matches.“If you shut shop at Stamford Bridge you’re going to get picked off and lose by two or three anyway,” Warnock told BBC Sport.“So you may as well have a go, you just have to hope you don’t leave yourself wide open to a pasting.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“We are looking forward to the test and with Manchester City to follow it doesn’t get much tougher than that.”Warnock also spoke of their 3-2 home defeat to Arsenal.“All the goals we conceded (against Arsenal) could have been prevented and we are working on that, it has probably been our strength this season.“Although we went forward better it was disappointing to concede goals like we did because we have not conceded goals like that over the last 12 months.”last_img read more

Camden Town Brewery sees 30 take up of flexible pay benefit

first_imgLondon-based Camden Town Brewery has seen 30% of its 160-strong workforce utilise a benefit that enables them to access a percentage of their monthly wages prior to payday.The benefit, provided by Wagestream, was introduced in September 2018 to help reduce employees’ financial stress and assist with monthly budgeting challenges, addressing the fact that some staff were asking for loans part way through the month.Wagestream allows employees to access 30% of their salary, interest free, before being paid at the end of each month; this flexibility is designed to help staff better cope with unexpected expenses and avoid debt.Claire Anderson, head of people at Camden Town Brewery, said: “Working financial wellbeing into our benefits system is one of our current aims; whether that might take the form of reward schemes for staff engaging with our offering or them having more power to choose the benefits they engage with.“Last year, we worked on a piece around nutrition for mental health, which staff really enjoyed and took real practical information from, and I love the idea of doing the same with financial wellbeing. We know money worries often contribute to anxiety and depression and are only perpetuated by a lack of financial stability, so we want to do what we can to help our staff.”Since September 2018, 30% of employees have used the benefit. On average, staff are withdrawing between 15% and 25% of their earned pay during the month.Wagestream forms part of the organisation’s wider wellbeing strategy. This includes a private healthcare benefit, provided by Vitality, which offers financial training support within its health package. Camden Town Brewery aims to provide a host of flexible reward options, to suit the diverse range of roles, salaries and working hours within the business.Moving forwards, Camden Town Brewery plans to work further with Wagestream to offer financial wellness and life-hack workshops, to help employees be smarter with their money.Anderson added: “I’ve been receiving great feedback from staff who instantly embraced the benefit of a flexible income. One person was moving house but didn’t have enough in their savings to pay a deposit, so was able to do so by accessing their monthly salary earlier.“Another staff member will be benefiting monthly because their rent is due two days before pay day. They’ll now be able to structure their payments better and will escape the cycle of debt. Other people have commented that Wagestream takes the pressure off their finances because they no longer have to rely on credit cards or loans with high interest rates.”last_img read more

SELECMTEN NEWS 5 Things That Happened At Last Weeks Board Meeting

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are FIVE things that happened at last week’s Wilmington Board of Selectmen Meeting:#1) Town Manager Jeff Hull notified Selectmen that Michele Kincaid, Bernard Nally and Kevin Stokes were all reappointed for 3-year terms to the Finance Committee. Additionally, Hirak Shah was appointed to the unexpired term of former Finance Committee (and current Selectman) Jonathan Eaton. Shah serves as Legal Counsel for State Senator Bruce Tarr’s office. Other candidates for the seat included Thomas Attura, Eric Flynn, Lori Tibbetts, and Joseph Tierney. The appointments took place on June 19. The Appointing Committee consisted of Town Moderator Robert Peterson Jr., Selectman Chair Kevin Caira, and Finance Committee Chair Theresa Manganelli.#2) Selectmen approved the request of Wilmington Health & Recovery Coordinator Samantha Reif, on behalf of the Wilmington Substance Abuse Coalition, to use the Town Common and Gazebo for a Candlelight Vigil on Monday, September 17, 2018, from 5pm to 10pm.  Selectmen also approved a request to illuminate the Town Common purple during the month of September in observance of National Recovery Month.#3) Town Manager Jeff Hull notified Selectmen that the state’s Economic Assistance Coordinating Council (EACC) unanimously approved Analog Devices’s Tax Increment Financing (TIF) agreement with the Town. Hull attended the EACC’s meeting with company officials on June 20 at Worcester City Hall. After the success of the TIF agreement with Analog — the town’s first — Hull notes he hopes to establish guidelines for future potential TIF agreements and will bring a draft TIF policy to Selectmen for its consideration within the next few months.#4) Selectmen approved the request of Jessica Weaver for an exemption to work as a summer lifeguard at Town Beach. Weaver was recently employed by the school system as an Educational Assistant. For the past several years, she has worked as a summer lifeguard at Town Beach, which she wanted to continue. In order to continue, she needed a waiver from the conflict of interest law for being employed by the town in two different capacities.  Town Counsel also okayed the request.  Town Manager Jeff Hull noted the Recreation Department is having particular trouble finding lifeguards for Town Beach this summer. Selectman Greg Bendel encouraged residents to contact Recreation Director Karen Campbell if they know  anyone who may be interested in serving as a lifeguard.#5) Selectmen approved the request of Sheri Palmisano for residents of Lucaya Circle to have a Neighborhood Block Party on Saturday, August 11, 2018, from noon to 10pm.Additional news from the meeting:Selectmen Seek To Keep Dan Deutsch As Special Counsel On Olin & NET Issues, But Appoint New Firm As General Town CounselPolice & Fire: North Wilmington MBTA Train Crossing Is Endangering LivesSchool Committee Vacancy To Be Billed On August 13; Letters Of Interest Due July 27Town Manager Jeff Hull’s Contract Is Up September 30, Negotiations To Begin SoonRetired Wilmington Teacher Bequeaths $50,000 To Town Scholarship FundTown Accountant Mike Morris Announces RetirementVerizon Announces Price Increases For Wilmington Fios CustomersLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: 5 Things That Happened At Last Week’s Selectmen’s MeetingIn “Government”SELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: 6 Things That Happened At This Month’s Selectmen’s MeetingIn “Government”SELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: 6 MORE Things That Happened At This Month’s Selectmen’s MeetingIn “Government”last_img read more

Lyft begins testing car rentals in San Francisco

first_img CES 2019: Ride along with us in an autonomous Lyft Now playing: Watch this: Tech Industry Mobile 0 Tags Share your voicecenter_img Post a comment Lyft 3:21 You might be able to drive these Lyft vehicles all by yourself.  Lyft Just as Uber’s stock market debut gets off to a rocky start, rival ride-hailing company Lyft is exploring the possibility of car rentals in San Francisco.Lyft said its vision is to reduce the need for personal car ownership. As part of a small test, Lyft is experimenting with letting riders rent cars for long-distance trips. Lyft users will pay about $60 per day to rent a standard sedan and $100 per day for an SUV, according to a report Friday from Engadget. It’s unknown at this time how many people are participating in the test and how many vehicles are available for rent. The vehicles are reportedly new and there aren’t any mileage caps or options for hourly rentals.lyft car rentalLyft’s app could soon include car rentals. Lyft “We’re constantly adding multimodal options so people can use Lyft for any kind of trip. We’ve added bikes, scooters, and public transit info into the app in cities across the country, and we’re currently testing a small-scale rental option for long-distance trips, like a weekend away,” a Lyft spokesperson confirmed on Friday.Originally published May 10 at 11:16 a.m. PT.Update, 11:23 a.m. PT: Addd statement and images from Lyft.last_img read more

Karimnagar Forest officials take out rally

first_imgKarimnagar: The representatives of Indian Forest Service Officers Association along with the officials of forest department, Karimnagar took out a rally here on Monday, in protest against the attack on Forest Range Officer Ch Anitha in Kagaznagar mandal of Komaram Bheem Asifabad district on Sunday.Condemning the attack, the association members alleged that TRS party ZP vice-chairman Koneru Krishna along with others attacked the FRO Ch Anitha and other forest officials, who went there to plant saplings under Kaleshwaram project as part of Haritha Haram programme. Moreover, they attacked the officials in the presence of police officials, they pointed out. Also Read – District Collector Bharathi Hollikeri inspects Model School in Mancherial Advertise With Us As per the orders issued by the State government, the officials of forest department are planting saplings under Haritha Haram programme. It is the responsibility of the government and police department to provide security to the forest officials and to the other citizens if the programme should continue successfully across the State, they urged. Later, the association members submitted a memorandum to District Collector Sarfaraz Ahmed, requesting him to take the issue to the notice of the State government.last_img read more

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton posts steady rise in organic growth

first_imgIn less than a month from now, luxury goods maker LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton will be announcing its decision on payment of interim dividend. The French conglomerate had posted an increase of six percent in organic growth sales for the third quarter (Q3) ended September 2016, up from three percent in Q1 and four percent in Q2, while overall sales came in at €9,138 million.The organic growth was led by perfumes and cosmetics segment that rose 10 percent, while the watches and jewellery segment grew by just two percent.For the nine-month period, the company’s sales stood at €26,326 million, up four percent from €25,288 million in the corresponding period last year.From an organic revenue growth perspective for the first nine months of calendar year 2016, the segments showed divergent trends.The wines and spirits business group grew seven percent, while the fashion and leather goods segment rose two percent. Its perfumes and cosmetics revenues increased eight percent and the watches and jewellery posted four percent growth, according to the company.Curiously, the company is not doing well in its domestic market, France.”Asia, excluding Japan, showed a significant improvement during the quarter. The United States remains well positioned, as does Europe, with the exception of France which continues to feel the impact of a decline in the number of tourists,” according to LVMH statement.At around 7.10 pm (IST), the share price of LVMH was trading at €163.45 per share.last_img read more

Unveiling of Mural at the Arch Social Club

first_imgThe Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts announces the completion of a new mural at Arch Social Club on Pennsylvania and North avenues, the site of the April 2015 uprising. The official ribbon-cutting and unveiling of the mural takes place Nov. 8 at 3 p.m. followed by the Arch Social Club Reunion at 5 p.m. The unveiling and reunion are free and open to the public. The Arch Social Club is located at 2426 Pennsylvania Avenue. The mural was painted by local artist Ernest Shaw with the help of local street artist Nether and Eric Hendricks III, a graduate of the Art @ Work: Sandtown program. For more information on the Art @ Work: Sandtown program, visit www.promotionandarts.org or http://arts.jubileeartsbaltimore.org/. For more information on the reunion at Arch Social Club, visit www.archsocialclub.com.last_img read more