Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_imgNEW WORK LUNENBURG COUNTY: New Cumberland Road, south of Bridgewater New Cumberland Road from Lakefield Road to Mount Pleasant, has alternating lane closures for resurfacing and upgrades. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset until Friday, Oct. 20. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102, Exit 2, Night Work Highway 102, southbound lanes, from Exit 2 to Bayers Road are reduced to one lane for road repairs until Thursday, Oct. 12. This is for night work only. Work takes place from 7:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Mullock Road Mullock Road, from Route 325 going south to Trunk 3, has alternating lane closures for repaving and upgrades. The work is expected to be completed Monday, Oct. 16. CONTINUING WORK YARMOUTH COUNTY: Route 3, Argyle Route 3, between Exit 32 and Ye Old Argyle Road, is reduced to one lane for paving and construction until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Drivers should expect delays. Work takes place form sunrise to sunset. -30- GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Route 316 Route 316, from Coddles Harbour Bridge to Drum Head Wharf Road, is reduced to one lane for upgrades and repairs until Friday, Nov. 15. Traffic lights are in place but delays are expected. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Route 316, Goshen Route 316, from the intersection of Route 276 in Goshen north to the Antigonish-Guysborough county line, has alternating lane closures for paving and patching until Friday, Oct. 20. Traffic signals and traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Route 329 Route 329, from Deep Cove Road to New Harbour Road, has alternating lane closures for repaving and upgrades. The work is expected to be completed Monday, Oct 16. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 103, Hubbards to Ingramport Highway 103, from the Lunenburg County/Halifax Regional Municipality line, easterly for nine kilometres is reduced to one lane for repaving, shoulder work, gravelling and guardrail work until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Alternate route is on Exit 5A off Highway 103 at Ingramport, to Trunk 3 (St. Margarets Bay Road) and back to Highway 103 at Exit 6. Work takes place during daytime hours. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 333, Prospect Road, Hatchet Lake The intersection of MacDonald Lake Drive and Route 333 (Prospect Road) in Hatchet Lake has occasional stop-and-go traffic during work to widen and pave the road. Work will continue until Sunday, Oct. 15. Drivers should reduce speed and expect delays. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. HANTS COUNTY: Highway 1 Highway 1 from Avon River Bridge, Windsor, to Holmes Hill Road, Hantsport, is reduced to one lane for road work until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Mira Gut Bridge The Mira Gut Bridge on Mira Bay Drive is temporarily closed for inspection. There is a detour route via Brickyard Road and Hornes Road. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Blue Rocks Road Blue Rocks Road, east of the Lunenburg town line to Stonehurst Road, has alternating lane closures for repaving and upgrades. The work is expected to be completed Monday, Oct. 16. ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Phinney Bridge, Old Mill Road Phinney Bridge on Old Mill Road in Wilmot, is closed for maintenance work until Friday, Oct. 20. A detour is in place. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Lapland Road, west of Bridgewater Lapland Road, from the intersection of Route 325 south for 6.5 kilometres, has alternating lane closures for resurfacing and upgrades. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset until Friday, Oct. 20. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: North West Arm Drive Both southbound lanes on North West Arm Drive are closed during repairs to the bridge over the Chain of Lakes Trail beside First Chain Lake. Traffic is being detoured to the northbound bridge where there is one lane for each direction. Repairs to both bridges are expected to be completed by Thursday, Nov. 30. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Trout Brook Bridge Trout Brook Bridge on Trout Brook Road, near Tatamagouche, is closed for repairs today, Oct 6. INVERNESS COUNTY: West Lake Ainslie Road The Hayes River Bridge on West Lake Ainslie Road has a 15-tonne weight restriction.last_img read more

Fadnavis committed to luring leaders Pawar

first_imgPune: Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday accused Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and other BJP ministers of “committing themselves” to poaching leaders from other parties before the assembly election.Pawar also accused the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party of misusing probe agencies and state-run financial bodies to compel leaders to join their fold. “The chief minister and other ministers in the state government have literally committed themselves to this work (luring leaders of other parties). They are making phone calls to leaders of other parties and asking them to join,” the NCP president said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Citing an example of the alleged misuse of financial bodies, he said: “The sugar mill of (former MLA) Kalyan Kale in Pandharpur was in a difficult situation. The state government, by flouting norms, gave Rs 30-35 crore to it and asked him to join the BJP. Since he wanted to save his factory, he switched over.” Pawar claimed that NCP state women’s president Chitra Wagh, who had announced last Friday that she was quitting the party, was also forced to join the BJP by way of threats. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”Wagh met me. She looked worried,” Pawar said. “She told me that there are some criminal cases against her husband. In addition to that, an ACB (anti corruption bureau) inquiry has been initiated against their cooperative institution. That is why she asked me to give her permission to join the BJP,” he said. Pawar alleged that Kagal NCP MLA Hasan Mushrif was also made an offer by the BJP, but when he refused, the income tax department carried out raids at his premises in Kolhapur. Pawar added that Satara MLA Shivendraraje Bhosle and Ahmednagar MLA Sangram Jagtap are with the NCP.last_img read more

Chinese shares open higher yuan weakens

first_imgBeijing: Chinese stocks opened higher on Tuesday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 0.56 per cent to open at 2,879.52 points. The Shenzhen Component Index opened 0.68 per cent higher at 9,333.10 points, Xinhua news agency reported. Meanwhile, the central parity rate of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, weakened 240 pips to 7.0810 against the US dollar, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trade System. In China’s spot foreign exchange market, the yuan is allowed to rise or fall by 2 per cent from the central parity rate each trading day. The central parity rate of the yuan against the US dollar is based on a weighted average of prices offered by market makers before the opening of the interbank market each business day.last_img read more

Share Your Experiences on The Road2FarmAid

first_imgThe #Road2FarmAid, announced last week, is one of many ways that Farm Aid is connecting with fans as it gears up for its annual benefit concert on Sept. 21 at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.Join the #Road2FarmAidThe #Road2FarmAid, which officially launched Aug. 28 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, invites stories from people who are attending the Farm Aid 2013 concert and anyone wanting to share their own vision for strong farm and food communities.Participants who tag their photos and videos on social media sites will be eligible to win a grand prize of two front-row tickets to Farm Aid 2013, which sold out after just four days. Details about photo and video contest eligibility are available at farmaid.org/contest.“Everybody has a role to play in the Good Food Movement — each one of us can take action to support family farmers with our food choices and at the ballot box,” said Jennifer Fahy, a spokesperson for Farm Aid. “The #Road2FarmAid is an invitation to engage in a conversation about family farmers and the good food they produce. It’s a celebration of family farm agriculture with an added bonus: people can win some cool prizes!”Farm Aid also announced that Jamey Johnson, Sasha Dobson, Jesse Lenat, Insects vs. Robots and The Blackwood Quartet have joined the already star-studded Farm Aid 2013 lineup, which includes Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds, Jack Johnson and Amos Lee, among others.Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp set up Farm Aid in 1985.A webcast from Farm Aid 2013 will air Saturday, Sept. 21, from 5 to 11 p.m. EDT at farmaid.org. The webcast will feature artist performances and a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Farm Aid 2013, including interviews with artists, farmers and fans; demonstrations from the HOMEGROWN Village, where concertgoers engage in interactive exhibits about farming and food; a look at Farm Aid’s signature HOMEGROWN Concessions®, which brings family farm food to concertgoers; and a peek into the production side of things, showcasing what it takes to produce this major music, food and farming festival.The Farm Aid 2013 concert will also be broadcast live on Willie Nelson’s SiriusXM channel, Willie’s Roadhouse (56) and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com, on Sept. 21, beginning at 2 p.m. EDT. The live broadcast will also include behind-the-scenes coverage and backstage interviews with host Dallas Wayne.In addition, for the first time, concertgoers will be able to access the entire Farm Aid experience in the palm of their hands with the official Farm Aid 2013 mobile app, which will be available soon for iPhone and Android devices. Fans will be able to view the entire Farm Aid 2013 schedule and add artists, workshops and artist briefings to make their own personalized schedule for the day.Farm Aid 2013 is sponsored by Chipotle Mexican Grill, Amy’s Kitchen, Farm Family Insurance, Horizon Organic, American Harvest, Rudi’s Bakery, Organic Valley, Applegate, Greener Fields Together, EcoScraps, PLOTSAVER and Taste NY.For more information about joining the #Road2FarmAid, visit farmaid.org/Road2FarmAid.For concert updates and other Farm Aid 2013 announcements, follow Farm Aid on Twitter (@farmaid) and on Facebook (facebook.com/farmaid) and visit farmaid.org/concert.Farm Aid’s mission is to build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America. Farm Aid artists and board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews host an annual concert to raise funds to support Farm Aid’s work with family farmers and to inspire people to choose family farm food.Since 1985, Farm Aid, with the support of the artists who contribute their performances each year, has raised more than $43 million to support programs that help farmers thrive, expand the reach of the Good Food Movement, take action to change the dominant system of industrial agriculture and promote food from family farms.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

BC RCMP search for missing Nikita Jack

first_img(Nikita Jack, right, with Zane Kahpeaysewat, left. RCMP officers are trying to contact Jack. Facebook photo)APTN National News UPDATESurrey RCMP investigators have been in touch with someone who had recently interacted with Nikita Jack and she appeared to be fine and not in any immediate harm, her aunt Jo-Ann Isaac said.Isaac said RCMP had contacted family members to relay the news, but would divulge little more.Isaac said police would continue the investigation.It remains unclear where Jack is at the moment. Jack’s bank card was used in Calgary, police said Tuesday.Jack’s family reported her missing to police on Feb. 12. Her family said she went missing on Feb. 10 after dropping off her three-year-old daughter at a cousin’s house in Surrey, B.C.By Jorge BarreraAPTN National NewsSurrey RCMP investigators are trying to track down a 23-year-old First Nations woman who was last seen this past Thursday after leaving her three-year-old daughter at a relative’s home in Surrey, B.C.Nikita Jack disappeared after she stopped by her aunt’s home with her daughter Hazel in the evening to pick up two pieces of mail. She told her cousin who was home that she was stepping out to flag down a friend who was coming by to pick her to go out for coffee.The RCMP has not been able to contact Jack, but banking transactions indicate her bank card was used several times over the last few days. The last transaction occurred in Calgary and her bank card was used previously to buy a bus ticket in Langley, B.C., for a trip to Kamloops, B.C.Investigators have not been able to confirm who is using Jack’s bank card. Police do not yet have visual identification of Jack using her card.“We are treating it as a missing persons case,” said Cpl. Holly Turton. “Once we have determined she is okay, our investigation will be concluded. Until we do that we are going to continue and it will be treated as a missing persons investigation.”As of Tuesday afternoon, Jack, who kept in constant contact with friends and family by text messaging, Facebook and email, had not been in touch with anyone since Thursday.Jack’s family and friends are concerned for her safety and issued a press release and photograph Monday urging the public to contact police if they spotted her.Jack is described as being “Aboriginal” in appearance and about 5’5 in height. She has two tattoos on her hands. On her left hand are the initials NJ, which stands for her name, and ZK on her right hand, which stands for Zane Kahpeaysewat, a boyfriend who has had trouble with the law.The tattoo on her right hand is infected, her aunt Jo-Ann Isaac said.Jack’s mother Angie Isaac said Jack met Kahpeaysewat in Kamloops, they broke up and got back together. Kahpeaysewat spent a stint in a B.C. jail and was released in January, said Isaac.“I met him once in Kamloops he didn’t say much to us, we didn’t have much eye contact,” said Isaac.The family believes that Kahpeaysewat may hold the answer to Jack’s current situation.“We don’t know if she is with him or where she is,” said Jack’s father Gerald Jack, his voice quivering with emotion. “We haven’t got a clue. As a father, I have been spinning like crazy. I don’t know what to think. I am afraid for her safety.”Kahpeaysewat’s travelling options, however, are limited. He is wanted by Saskatoon police for assault causing bodily harm for a domestic related situation. A police spokeswoman said the warrant out for his arrest is limited to Saskatchewan.Nikita Jack’s friend Sylvia Charlie, who visited Jack’s empty apartment, said Jack was with Kahpeaysewat last Thursday afternoon. Charlie said she took care of Hazel while the two went out for about three hours, coming back around 4 p.m.“When she came back, she didn’t seem like herself. She looked really down,” said Charlie. “She went and grabbed her daughter and hugged her and told her that she loved her.”Charlie said she then saw Jack go to the refrigerator and begin gathering photos of her and her daughter. The photos were back on the refrigerator when she returned to the apartment Sunday night, she said.A few hours after Charlie left following the babysitting stint, Jack texted her cousin asking if there was any mail for her. Jack lived with her aunt before moving out on her own.“She said she was going to come over within the half our,” said Tim Leon, Jack’s cousin.While she was with Leon she checked two pieces of mail, chatted on a cell phone and then said she had to step out to meet a friend at the end of the road who didn’t remember the address.“It was 10 to 15 minutes…and then 20 minutes and still nothing,” said Leon. “Then, I kind of got worried and started calling her, sending text messages and no answer.”Leon said Jack left a bag of Hazel’s clothes, a car seat and a stroller outside.Her daughter was inside. It was about 8 p.m.Friends and family do not believe Jack would willingly abandon her daughter.“She has a daughter she loves,” said her friend Vanetta Billy on Monday during a march in Vancouver commemorating hundreds of murdered and missing Aboriginal women. “She would not do something like this.”jbarrera@aptn.calast_img read more

With new Human Development award Annan hails Thai King as example for

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today presented the United Nations first Human Development Lifetime Achievement Award to King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, hailing the monarch’s tireless 60-year-long efforts to help the poorest and most vulnerable people in his kingdom as an example to the world. “Your Majesty has made an extraordinary contribution to human development. As the world’s ‘Development King,’ Your Majesty has reached out to the poorest and the most vulnerable people of Thailand – regardless of their status, ethnicity or religion – listened to their problems, and empowered them to take their lives in their own hands,” Mr. Annan told the King at the award ceremony.The new prize is awarded by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and Mr. Annan cited the King’s countless rural development projects that have benefited millions of people across Thailand, promoting small-scale agriculture, appropriate farming technologies, sustainable use of water, conservation, and flood and drought mitigation.“As a visionary thinker, Your Majesty has played an invaluable role in shaping the global development dialogue,” he said. “Your Majesty’s ‘Sufficiency Economy’ philosophy – emphasizing moderation, responsible consumption, and resilience to external shocks – is of great relevance worldwide during these times of rapid globalization.“It reinforces the United Nation’s efforts to promote a people-centred and sustainable path of development. With this Award, we hope to further promote the invaluable experiences and lessons learnt from Your Majesty’s development endeavours, and help draw attention to Your Majesty’s visionary thinking beyond the borders of the Kingdom of Thailand.” In an earlier speech to a high-level panel on the King’s programmes, Mr. Annan noted that, reduced to its essence, human development is a very simple concept: empowering people, the few nor even the many, but all people.“It is about empowering them through education, through opportunity, through health care and nutrition. It is about empowering individuals with choices so that they may live healthy, knowledgeable and creative lives,” he said.“The United Nations prioritizes such development at the very centre of its agenda, and we put tremendous effort into promoting it. We do it through UNDP’s global and national Human Development Reports. We do it through the development work of UN Country Teams in 166 countries across the world. And we do it through this award.“After all, if human development is about putting people first, there can no better advocate for it than His Majesty,” he added. read more

UN rights office expresses concern about death sentences in Bangladesh

Since its inception in 2010, the tribunal has delivered at least 17 verdicts, the majority of which have resulted in the imposition of the death penalty. So far, four men have been executed, according to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).“The UN opposes the use of the death penalty in all circumstances, no matter the gravity of the crime committed and even if the most stringent fair trial standards were respected,” said Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.While recognising Bangladesh’s determination to tackle past crimes, the trials conducted before the Tribunal have unfortunately not met international standards of fair trial and due process as stipulated in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), she said.Serious due process problems, which have been repeatedly raised by various UN independent experts, include lack of adequate access to legal assistance and a lack of equality of arms between the prosecution and the defence, among other issues, she added.OHCHR called on Bangladesh to respect its obligations under the ICCPR, to which it acceded in 2000. Article 14 of the ICCPR details the right to a fair trial. The imposition of a death sentence following a trial in which these provisions have not been respected constitutes a violation of the right to life.The two leaders of the Jamaat-e-Islami opposition party who were given death sentences are Mir Quasem Ali and Motiur Rahman Nizami.The former was sentenced to death in November 2014 by the Tribunal, and the Supreme Court also upheld the verdict on 8 March.Nizami was sentenced to death on charges of planning, ordering and committing murders and rapes, among other serious crimes during the 1971 war of independence. He filed a review petition against his death warrant, due to be heard on Sunday, 10 April, following a one-week deferral. This is the last stage of the legal process in appealing against his execution, other than to seek a presidential pardon. “We hope it will be considered thoroughly by the court,” the spokesperson said.Bangladesh reportedly has more than 1,200 prisoners on death row. In the month of March this year alone, at least 13 people were reportedly sentenced to death in separate murder cases in four districts in Bangladesh.“We renew our call to the Government of Bangladesh, as a first step forward, to halt all executions and institute a moratorium on the use of the death penalty,” the spokesperson said. read more

Plastic bottles in the bin and rats in the machinery life on

WRWA is responsible for managing waste produced by four London councils – Hammersmith and Fulham, Lambeth, Wandsworth, and Kensington and Chelsea.Between 2017 and 2018, 10 million tons of household waste were recycled in England – almost half of the 22.2 million tons produced.After sources raised concerns about processes and high levels of contamination, an undercover reporter signed up for a job at the Material Recovery Facility in Wandsworth.Last year, The Telegraph and Unearthed found plastic recycling sacks showing the logo for both Hammersmith and Fulham, and Kensington and Chelsea councils at an abandoned rudimentary factory next to an illegal waste dump in Malaysia. However, the findings of an investigation by The Daily Telegraph and Unearthed are likely to call into question how much of the waste is processed appropriately and whether more can be done by the firms doing so, as well as households. Only one team leader warned that it could be a “waste” of recyclable material, and several employees said that staff needed to be careful because of the “cameras”.Staff told the reporter that items put in the bin were incinerated. “The rubbish we don’t process, that goes to be incinerated”, said one employee. “We send it off on the barges.”Cory said that it carried out regular checks at the facility and workers were told not to throw away recyclables.Both Cory and WRWA said that the targets were “common industry practice” and contamination was often caused because residents had not cleaned or separated their waste properly.Asked about the presence of rats and cockroaches, the two companies told The Telegraph that, while pests were an “unavoidable part of the waste management industry…. The health safety and welfare of our staff is our highest priority”.Wandsworth council said it would be “seeking detailed answers” from the waste authority.investigations@telegraph.co.uk Plastic bags, recycling bags or light plastic were to be sent into the “chute” that stood above their heads and sucked up the materials, while electrical and larger items were to be taken to a “skip” where they would be processed. Staff were issued with protective clothing, but conditions in the warehouse were tough. Rats and cockroaches were seen on the conveyor belt and changing rooms, as well as downstairs where staff had to sweep among the bales of plastic or paper that were waiting to be transported.Workers were instructed to stop the “line” if they saw a rodent in case it became caught in the machine, but few bothered. One woman told the reporter to “grab” items “like a raccoon”– an instruction which was accompanied by her miming how to use two hands to take items quickly from the line – and an undercover reporter working for The Telegraph and Unearthed saw at least six members of staff put recyclable items, including plastic bottles and paper, in the bins.The reporter saw four employees throwing unopened bags containing recycling in the bins at such speed it appears unlikely they were able to check the contents. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Inside the factory It was possible that householders had put these items in their rubbish bins, but it also raised the prospect that some recyclable material was not being processed properly.When The Telegraph asked why the sacks had ended up in Malaysia, both Hammersmith and Fulham, and Kensington and Chelsea denied that they – or their contractors – shipped waste or recycling to Malaysia.While working at the facility, the undercover reporter spent most of their time in an area known as “pre-sort”. Here, staff were told to remove black bin liners and other items which could not be recycled and discard them in the bins. When the reporter discussed the practice of recycling being put in the general waste bins with their colleagues, most told them not to worry, with one woman commenting that there was “a lot of carelessness here”. When the reporter asked another worker if it was a “problem” if plastic bottles went in the bin, the woman replied that it was not. “Everyone does it. I do it too sometimes,” she said. Inside the factory Standing in a sweltering factory, the men and women wiped sweat from their foreheads as they leant towards the conveyor belt to pull off waste. It was only May, but the smell from the bags of rubbish was strong as the food inside started to rot in the warmth.Black bin liners, nappies, food – all items which could contaminate a batch of otherwise recyclable waste – needed to be separated from the recycling and put in the bins marked “general waste”.Tasked with removing 35 pieces of rubbish a minute from the line, it was sometimes hard for staff to keep up, and it appeared several workers may have felt pressured to “grab” any items – including plastic bottles, cardboard and unopened sacks containing recycling – and discard them in the bins.When the undercover reporter asked what happened to the items put in the bins, they were told: “If it goes to the bin? Well then it goes to the incinerator.”–– ADVERTISEMENT ––The comments may come as a surprise to residents who believe their waste is being recycled and are likely to prompt questions about what more households can do. The Western Riverside Waste Authority’s (WRWA) materials recovery facility in south London is operated by a company called Cory. Both organisations say that 99 per cent of the recyclable waste they are sent is ultimately recycled – a cheering figure for the hundreds of thousands of residents who live in these areas. read more

BSE closes points 13306 down on Feb 6

first_imgBSE closes points 133.06 down on Feb 65.5K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00BSE closes points 133.06 down on Feb 65.5K viewsBusinessNew Delhi, Feb 6 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 133.06 points down to stand at 28,717.91 at the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 50.65 points down to stand at 8,661.05. BHUSHAN STEEL LTD. and HDIL were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 11.96% and 8.30% along with INDIA CEMENTS LTD. and PMCFIN with an increase of 5.25% and 4.95% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include CEATLTD and PTC with a decrease of 7.09% and 6.46% along with APOLLOTYRE and JAMMU and KASHMIR BANK LTD. with a decrease of 5.93% and 5.87% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 541.95 points at 19,051.97, while the banking sector is down 277.77 points at 21,535.42 and the reality sector is down 11.37 points at 1,746.32. The Indian currency is up 0.03% at Rs 61.75 per dollar.Ventuno Web Player 4.50New Delhi, Feb 6 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 133.06 points down to stand at 28,717.91 at the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 50.65 points down to stand at 8,661.05. BHUSHAN STEEL LTD. and HDIL were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 11.96% and 8.30% along with INDIA CEMENTS LTD. and PMCFIN with an increase of 5.25% and 4.95% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include CEATLTD and PTC with a decrease of 7.09% and 6.46% along with APOLLOTYRE and JAMMU and KASHMIR BANK LTD. with a decrease of 5.93% and 5.87% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 541.95 points at 19,051.97, while the banking sector is down 277.77 points at 21,535.42 and the reality sector is down 11.37 points at 1,746.32. The Indian currency is up 0.03% at Rs 61.75 per dollar.last_img read more

Travel agents are integral to our business Deals and more to celebrate

first_img Wednesday, May 3, 2017 Tags: Promotions, Travel Agent Day Share Posted by Travelweek Group center_img << Previous PostNext Post >> TORONTO — Tour operators including Transat, Air Canada Vacations, Goway and more are showing their appreciation for their retail partners with prizes and incentives in celebration of Travel Agent Day.With Transat, three travel agents will win a seven-night all inclusive vacation to one of these Karisma resorts: Azul Beach Resort The Fives Playa del Carmen, by Karisma; El Dorado Royale; and El Dorado Seaside Suites. In addition, agents will earn $30 Bonbon rewards on South, Europe and cruise packages. Three agents will earn $150 Bonbon rewards on all their bookings. For more information, consult Get Connected.Air Canada Vacations is giving away 10,000 ACV&ME points to three agents and five $250 gift cards. “Our trade partners are vital to our business, growth and success,” said George Platanitis, Vice President, Sales & Partnerships, Air Canada Vacations. “We value our partnerships and focus on celebrating and honouring agents throughout the year.”Agents can sign up for the ACV&ME loyalty program at aircanadavacations.com/agents to be automatically entered in the draw. The winners will be announced on May 31.Club Med has launched a special contest to thank its travel partners for their involvement, expertise and loyalty. From May 3 – 17 using the Club Med Check app agents are invited to test and improve their knowledge of the brand and face off against colleagues and fellow travel agents through mini-games for the chance to win a Club Med getaway. The agent who gets the highest aggregate score will win a seven-night stay for two at Club Med.“The launch of this application is a great opportunity to give life to our new signature ‘Club Med, Amazing You’, specifically to our travel partners” said Jacinda Lowry, National Sales Director, Club Med. “We want to thank them and reward their knowledge of Club Med with this contest, available through an innovative and intuitive program. We are going to amaze you!”Agents can download Club Med Check app available through the Apple Store and Google Play. Agents enter their email address and create a password, then enter the code: AGAN and start the game.Club Med also says agents can subscribe to its travel agent-dedicated website, clubmedagents.ca, as well as the Club Med Agents’ Facebook page: facebook/clubmed.english for contest details.Goway is sending coffee cards to all agents who book and deposit a Goway package May 3 -5. All agents who book in this period will also go into the draw to win a ‘Spa Day.’ One winner will be chosen.In a world of online this and “there’s an app for that”, today’s client is often lost in options, some of which are highly questionable, says Goway. That’s where the value of a travel agent lives. “Travel agents are integral to our business,” says company founder Bruce Hodge.  “We wouldn’t be where we are today without them. At Goway, we work with agents from all over North America from small home-based agencies to large consortia. The most successful agents we have seen are those who take the time to learn what their clients are really looking for, never stop learning themselves, and are truly passionate about what they do but sometimes their efforts go unrecognized.”Porter Airlines has launched a month-long contest in honour of Travel Agent Day on May 3, to recognize travel agents for their commitment to passengers and to Porter. “Travel agents represent our brand and support our passengers throughout the travel experience. They are an essential part of our success,” says Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines.More news:  Onex paying big to get WestJet and that will send airfares soaring, says CWTTravel agents can register their Porter and Porter Escapes bookings on flyporter.com/agent from May 3 – 31 for the chance to win prizes including one of three weekly prizes of 25,000 VIPorter loyalty points, and one of two grand prizes of a weekend getaway for two to New York or Toronto (includes Porter flights for two, hotel stay and more). Weekly winners will be randomly selected on May 10, 17 and 24. Grand prize winners will be randomly selected on June 8. Travel agents must have a valid IATA or TICO number registered with Porter Airlines or Porter Escapes.In addition to the contest, Porter is providing travel agents, along with a companion, 30% off their next Porter flight. Book May 3 – 24 for travel completed by June 28.Totalstay has a two-fold incentive for agents. All agents who make a totalstay booking May 3 – 10 will have their names entered into a draw to win a 1-night hotel stay in the Canadian destination of their choice. Also during this time, agents who find one of 150 maple leaves hidden on the totalstay.com website have a chance to win a Canadian-themed gift basket in a prize draw. Totalstay has some 165,000 hotels and 10,000 destinations. Agents can log into their account at totalstay.com to check availability and to book online, or speak to doreen.lynch@totalstay.com for more information.Now in its sixth year, Travel Agent Day has come a long way since its humble beginnings in Colleen Lorenzen’s office in Saskatoon. As the agent credited with coming up with the idea in the first place, Lorenzen, Operations Manager at Uniglobe Carefree Travel, says that Travel Agent Day was actually inspired by another group of professionals – secretaries.“One day our sales rep from Staples came in and was giving everyone a carnation for Secretary Day, and I thought if secretaries can have a day then so can we,” she says. “As a manager, we are always looking for ways to thank our staff for the great work that they do.”Before it was widely recognized as ‘Travel Agent Day’ in 2011, Lorenzen – who at the time sat on the board for the Canadian Institute of Travel Counsellors (CITC) – acknowledged the hard work of her agents each year on the first Wednesday in March by bringing in lunch, flowers and the like. Word of Lorenzen’s efforts spread to other CITC members, who all asked if they could do the same thing in their own offices. And the rest, as they say, is history.“Because I didn’t have a budget to get the word out, I started a Facebook page,” says Lorenzen, “and then at our Uniglobe Conference, I started to talk about it to suppliers and emailed them to let them know about TAD. Some of our suppliers took to the idea right away while others came onboard each year.”Today, Lorenzen’s Facebook page has close to 3,000 likes and features a steady stream of relevant industry tips and stories, exclusive agent offers, and humourous memes and videos. Open to anyone, facebook.com/TravelAgentDay is used to “promote the value of travel agents,” says Lorenzen, who also encourages agencies to post pictures of how their offices are celebrating TAD.“I think that some people don’t really know what it is that we do and it’s our job to let them know what we can do for them and why they should use us,” she adds. “Our suppliers are great and they continue to support us as they know that we’re on the frontlines selling their products.”More news:  Transat calls Groupe Mach’s latest offer “highly abusive, coercive and misleading”In fact, many of them take TAD beyond just one day, launching agent-exclusive offers throughout the month and, in some cases, throughout the year. TravelBrands has launched a nine-month campaign that includes a monthly draw for 100,000 Loyalty points and a grand prize of one million points. Air Canada Vacations is also celebrating agents with double the ACV&ME loyalty points on Canada and Europe bookings for the entire month of May, while The Travel Corporation will be treating some of its top agents to a celebration event on May 3.Anytime the travel industry takes notice of its frontline agents is a good thing, says Marco Pozzobon, Director, Marking, Communications and Partnerships at the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA), especially since the Internet and OTAs are still taking a significant chunk of market share. But he says that consumers are now returning to agents, whose role in the industry remains as relevant as ever.“There may have been a brief period in recent history when most consumers believed travel agents were no longer needed. But we’ve seen that attitude starting to change,” he says. Even more, adds Pozzobon, the fact that we are living in the age of information makes travel agents more relevant than ever. “They’re able to cut through the clutter of the Internet, qualify the customer and propose customized itineraries while guaranteeing the best return on the investment.”The Internet will never go away, but there is a way for agents to co-exist with it and carve out their own niche, says Joe Gyuro of Kelowna, a former agent, general manager and co-owner of Mission Park Travel. He envisions a “new world order” where a compromise can be reached so that agents still have a role in the marketplace. “Maybe no longer doing simple transactions, point to point,” he notes, “but evolving into true professionals who can handle complex arrangements.”Gyuro says that as fewer agents will be needed, their expertise will have to be of a higher standard. This involves recognizing where they are the strongest and doing their best to gain that market share.“This could be complex international travel, adventure travel, special experiences travel, group travel or special needs travel. They must make contacts with similar parties around the world and use those contacts to make their travel arrangements unique and memorable. That will lead to repeat business and world of mouth acclaim,” he adds.The travel industry will continue to change, as Gyuro has seen throughout his illustrious 40-year career. “However, as the public sees how complex their arrangements can be, there will always be a segment who sees the value in guidance. There will always be a core group who would rather have an expert do what needs to be done than do it themselves.”And as long as there are travel agents there will always be Travel Agent Day, if Lorenzen has her way. She hopes to see TAD evolve to the point where it becomes part of the yearly calendar (“like Mother’s Day”), which would be the ultimate acknowledgement of a profession that many still believe is becoming obsolete.“The job is much harder than it used to be as we need to know more and stay on top of things that are happening around the world,” she says. “But travel agents will always adapt and continue to get better in this fast moving industry.” “Travel agents are integral to our business”: Deals and more to celebrate Travel Agent Daylast_img read more

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first_imgMarch 19, 2010 Arcosanti Offers Rare Sale on Soleri Windbells Handmade in Arizona, Soleri windbells are offered at discounted prices in the Arcosanti Gallery only March 19 – 28, 2010. [image & text: Cosanti Foundation] A limited time sale on Soleri bronze windbells will be offered in the Arcosanti Gallery from March 19 – 28, 2010, including 20% off a wide selection of bells. Located about 1 hour north of Phoenix near exit 262 off of Interstate 17, Arcosanti is open daily from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Arcosanti offers visitors remarkable architecture in a serene desert setting. [photo: sue & text: Cosanti Foundation] Walking tours are offered several times per day, the Café serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets, and a visitor hiking trail presents an opportunity to see splendid views of the Arcosanti site perched upon a colorful desert mesa. Call 928-632-7135 or visit www.arcosanti.org for maps or additional information. [photo: sue & text: Cosanti Foundation] Each one of a kind Soleri windbell is handmade in Arizona using the techniques developed by Italian architect and Arcosanti founder Paolo Soleri. This sale is only offered once per year, only applies to in-store purchases at Arcosanti, and cannot to be combined with any other discount. [photo: sue & text: Cosanti Foundation]last_img read more

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first_imgThe Polis Chrysochous fire station was on red alert on Saturday morning as two fires broke out one hour apart in the Paphos villages of Steni and Pelathousa, with the Pelathousa fire still only under partial control.The fire in Steni broke out at 8.56am and was contained by firefighters using a tanker truck.A mobile unit of the game and fauna service was sent along with firefighters to tackle the Pelathousa fire, which broke out one hour later at 9.56 am.“More trucks are still heading up to Pelathousa to help firefighters with the blaze as it’s still not under complete control,” a spokesperson of the Paphos fire station told the Cyprus Mail.Dry bush and wild vegetation have so far been burnt as a result of the fires.You May LikeCOPD Treatment | Search AdsNow You Can Breath Freely With These New COPD TreatmentsCOPD Treatment | Search AdsUndoShlopTop 10 Best Airlines To Fly On Across The WorldShlopUndoBondicIt’s Time to Upgrade The Way You Fix Things Around Your Home.BondicUndo Britain preparing for a no-deal BrexitUndoProtest outside the House over foreclosures lawUndoData is the new oil so watch out for mass mining – Netflix filmUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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He featured in more than 250 international matches,People in the Swat Valley have a new-found confidence in the military and are convinced it would smoke out the remnants of Taliban involved in target killings at a time when security forces neutralised a couple of militant groups and were hunting down others. Media hit list IN its first ever reaction to the slur on its employeeHamid MirPakistans premier media housethe Jang Group ran a news item in the May 24 edition of their English dailyThe News: According to highly informed sourcesthe government has decided to defame a select group of senior Jang Group journalists in the coming weeks According to the sourcesHamid Mirs alleged conversation with an unidentified Taliban leader was just the first in the series… it was planned that original words of a marked journalist would be taken from his various telephone conversations and then patched together to create a phoney conversation to discredit the journalist… An attempt shall also be made to paint some as being Nawaz Sharif lackeys and that their criticism of the PPP-led coalition was actually sponsored by the Sharif camp… The hit list comprises (so far): Hamid MirShaheen SehbaiAnsar AbbassiMohammad MalickKamran Khan and Dr Shahid Masood The governments rebuttal was published in the same paper on May 26: The allegation… is false and baselessand has been made with a malicious intent to attack the regime?against the death sentence handed down to Jadhav by Pakistan’s? many of them had almost completely covered Quinton de Kock’s helmet. download Indian Express App More Related NewsIran tells France’s Macron not to ‘blindly follow’ Trump | Reuters World Reuters Dec 17.

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clad in black and carrying saffron flags,reports the Washington Post. Dhoni also justified the all-out attack strategy employed by him and Ravindra Jadeja which yielded 54 runs in less than six overs as the target came below 50 runs. urban mobility and mass transit, If New Delhi? It has also been the platform that brings together international superstars and Bollywood stars.terrorism,not surprisingly, Ravi shot 185.

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The results show that the Congress managed to raise its vote share by 6 per cent across the state and enhanced its seat tally by one-third.my husband and I were home and we noticed that foul smell was coming.The logic behind these enterprises is completely different from what they mean outside the jail.the chairman of the high powered committee.taking strict note of Zone D providing no information, why was it delaying women reservation bill. "we support the Bill but not the way it is intended to be applied on the ground. 2016 1:09 pm Saketh Myneni has a chance to play in the singles main draw of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career. “We do not want these centres to go. read more

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File image of Chris Woakes. we would not let them go off the hook, the CBI court in Panchkula is hearing two more cases against the Dera Sacha Sauda chief.These pertain to the murder of former Dera manager Ranjit Singh in July 2003 and murder of Sirsa-based journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati in October 2002 With inputs from IANS Written by A Kameshwari | New Delhi | Published: July 12 2017 6:54 pm Katrina Kaif cuts her third birthday cake while promoting Jagga Jasoos Related News Katrina Kaif’s Jagga Jasoos is nothing less than a fantasy Disney film and the actor is definitely its princess but there is something else that’s making her feel happier and better Well the actor’s birthday is just four days away and along with her even her fans are extremely excited about it As we all know the actor is busy with the promotions of her upcoming film Jagga Jasoos with Ranbir Kapoor but wherever she is going she is being treated with a birthday cake And that definitely is making her days quite memorable In fact in her recent Instagram post Katrina wrote that she has cut three cakes till now “Birthday cake from Disney I just loveeee birthdays … Cake no 3” wrote Katrina The actor who is going to turn 35 this year has not shared much about her birthday plans but it seems she will be having a working birthday as she will be busy with her performance at IIFA 2017 which is happening in New York While she will be at the gala event there Jagga aka Ranbir will continue promoting his film here Katrina Kaif had cut a cake while promoting Jagga Jasoos in Delhi too Her fan pages had shared the video “It feels great Since the time I have come in the film industry from last ten years I have been nominated every year So it feels great that your work is being acknowledged I won’t be attending IIFA this year but Katrina is performing this year And I wish may the best man win the award and wish all the other nominations best of luck” Ranbir told ANI Jagga Jasoos is Ranbir’s first project as a producer The film is being directed by Anurag Basu and will release on July 14 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: PTI | Chandigarh | Published: September 4 2017 4:26 pm About 60 protesters including Mann Khaira and MLA of AAP’s ally Lok Insaaf Party Simmerjit Singh Bains were rounded off (Representational image) Top News Over 60 AAP leaders were on Monday taken into preventive custody after they tried to violate prohibitory orders during a protest against alleged mining scams in Chandigarh Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) activists led by MP and party’s Punjab unit chief Bhagwant Mann and Leader of Opposition in state Assembly Sukhpal Singh Khaira were demonstrating demanding trials of corruption cases be done outside the state and investigation of mining scams be handed over to the CBI The protesters tried to jump barricades to reach outside the chief minister’s residence here for their demonstration and violated prohibitory orders imposed under section 144 in the area police said Police also used water cannons to disperse them near the MLAs hostel gate in the Tricity About 60 protesters including Mann Khaira and MLA of AAP’s ally Lok Insaaf Party Simmerjit Singh Bains were then rounded off and taken to Sector 17 police station in a police bus the police said During the protest Mann told reporters “We demand investigation of corruption cases involving Ludhiana city centre and mining scams be handed over to the CBI for trial outside the state as a free and fair trial is impossible here… everyone is being given a clean chit” Khaira said “We want trial of these cases outside Punjab We want truth must come out and justice should be done If need be AAP will fight these cases right up to the Supreme Court” Notably Punjab Vigilance Bureau had filed a closure report in alleged over Rs 1000 crore Ludhiana city centre scam in a court in Ludhiana last month In another case giving a clean chit to Punjab’s Cabinet minister Rana Gurjeet Singh the Justice (retd) J S Narang Commission probing allegations of irregularities in the sand mining auctions had said there was no loss of revenue and the auction was carried out in a transparent manner through e-tendering process The chief minister had earlier ordered constitution of the one-man commission following allegations involving Rana Gurjeet in the sand mining auctions conducted by the Department of Mining in May For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Published: September 12 2017 9:14 pm What’s that one style trick Sonam Kapoor (R) and Nimrat Kaur have in common Related News One thing that is admirable about Sonam Kapoor is that when it comes to fashion she goes all the way The lady really commits and wears her outfits with a confidence that in retrospect we believe is needed to make a style statement After all some of them are really difficult to pull off Take the example of her recent Gucci look where she looked like a glam babe in a monster embellished dress from their Pre-Fall 2017 collection What got our undivided attention is how she styled it with the pink floral collar Now the actor is back to win our hearts with a stylish yet completely practical look Seen in London attending her friend’s wedding festivities she picked up a gorgeous floral brocade skirt and a high-neck knit sweater both from Temperley London’s Fall 2017 collection She added an Indian touch to her outfit with a gorgeous necklace and earrings set from her mom Sunita Kapoor’s creations and complemented it with striking red lips a simple updo and rosy cheeks Your style lesson here is to add that one statement accessory absolutely needed to instantly glam up your outfit and Kapoor did it beautifully for the sangeet ceremony with her mother’s designs Of course it’s not the usual sangeet look one would go for but it’s perfect to beat the chilly wind and also a twist to the modern wedding look Meanwhile Nimrat Kaur was seen trying the same styling trick to add some oomph to her look For an event the talented actor channelised gypsy vibes in a lovely full-length button-down dress from Ritu Kumar We love the colourful tribal motif prints on it and the way she styled it with a thin double-buckle belt and most importantly the statement necklace from Amrapali Jewels Even the bindi looked good with her dress Full points to her Which look do you like the most Let us know in the comments below For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Press Trust of India | Washington | Published: June 12 2014 11:06 am Researchers have found that working a little less and spending a little more early in life may be good for some as it curbs the inequality that exists between the short- and long-lived Source: Thinkstock Images Related News Are you working too hard and saving a lot for your retirement even when you are not sure that you would live that long to enjoy all the fortune that you have accumulated Think again Researchers have found that working a little less and spending a little more early in life may be good for some as it curbs the inequality that exists between the short- and long-lived “The only way in which inequalities between short- and long-lived can be attenuated is by having everyone spend a little more and work a little less early in life” said Marc Fleurbaey professor at Princeton University in the US “That way for those who are unlucky and die prematurely their life is not as bad economically as it would be if they had planned to enjoy more consumption and leisure later” Fleurbaey added The researchers constructed a mathematical model that measured the loss of an early death in terms of an equivalent loss in income or consumption To test their model they used data on income and longevity to examine four socio-professional groups: executives professionals blue-collar workers and clerks from age 20-100 Across the four groups those who die at age 55 lose on average the equivalent of 40 percent of income compared to those who live until age 85 In sum short lives result in big losses comparable to the gaps between socio-economic groups While the authors did not recommend that savings should be curbed they argued that now thanks to growing affluence there is an opposite risk: not living long enough to enjoy all that money squirreled away The study appeared in the Journal of Mathematical Economics For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sandip Sen | New Delhi | Published: September 27 2017 1:09 pm Kedarnath GM’s office was once a 7-minute walk away now he rides for thousands of kilometres and is yet to reach his destination Top News No Country Man is an unputdownable book Like its 34-year-old biker author Kedarnath GM on a 350cc Royal Enfield it races through with unpredictability and surprises We met the unassuming young author Kedarnath GM from Hubli Karnataka who is now investing his PF (provident fund) and gratuity savings to fund an even bigger expedition across the world “My last trip was across 13 nations that included Iran Turkey Belgium Germany Spain and most of Eastern Europe I rode 18000 km across geographies and diverse climates from September 2013 to February 2014 My biggest challenge was weathering the biting cold and snow in Europe where the temperature was as low as -10 degrees centigrade It was a huge shock for a south Indian who spent most of his 30 years in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh in temperatures ranging from 15 degrees to 40 degrees Centigrade” (Source: Thinkstock Images) The sprightly built Kedarnath is a mechanical engineer from VTU Belgaum in Karnataka who graduated in 2006 and joined JSW at Hubli He worked over a decade with the steel maker leading a relatively sedentary life “The place is so beautiful picturesque and free from pollution that I never thought of leaving such a comfortable life My office was just a 7 minutes walk from home and I could come home everyday for my lunch” The Three Expeditions Motorcycle Enthusiast Kedarnath is embarking on a four year world tour When asked how he took to long-distance biking Kedarnath said it was something that evolved over a period He learnt biking late at the age of 28 and his first long-distance trip was from Hampi to Leh in Ladak in 2012 “It was a 39-day trip of 8000 km where I came to discover my love for the road the people and the cultures” The second trip a year later across Europe was a preparatory trip for a larger worldwide tour Kedarnath has now started his third and most ambitious expedition He started off last month from Chennai and hopes to cover 300000 km this time in a span of four years across five continents While spares and consumables are sponsored by Royal Enfield most of the other expenses are self-funded “My mission is to erase divisions across the world the boundaries of religion race language colour and physical check posts I have already met and spoken to 4000 schoolchildren about my mission I believe that I can spread the message of equality and brotherhood and existence in border-less world My aim is to educate the next generation to reduce physical borders” says the young visionary A Travel Story and a Life Philosophy (Source: Thinkstock Images) No Country Man is a fast-moving travel story of a rider who rides across continents It is a first-hand encounter with people of diverse cultures with whom Kedarnath connects but often cannot converse One day he is in Iran the next few days he moves through Turkey to Bulgaria and beyond From the warmth of Tabriz to the biting cold of Bucharest he recounts his experiences with candor and honesty of a youthful traveller The uncertainty of finding a bed and the home of one of his many hosts as he struggles through miles of unknown territory in the cold and dank small towns of Europe is hair-raising A traveller who uses couch-surfing to find beds and food and encounters harsh winter meets some of the very ordinary people with most amazing stories When he finds women or men in a depressed condition he gives his simple advice – which is like a profound philosophy for happiness Without delving too much on the nitty gritty he shows great vision clarity as he talks about his way of living happily Kedarnath has no girlfriend As he meets many young women few of them through couch-surfing and others by chance he seizes every opportunity to befriend them He even fantasizes about some of them and gives an honest but amateur account of his feelings There is an earthy scent of the rustic in his writings that can only be found in self-published books that do not go through the sophisticated scissors of an experienced publishing house The book is sold by Notion Press and is available in 30000 stores across the globe For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: IANS | London | Published: July 21 2016 6:38 pm Khandelwal was also given special football and circuit training to increase his endurance and perform the various physical challenges at the pageant (Source: Mrworldtv) Top News Rohit Khandelwal from Hyderabad has become the first Indian to win the coveted title of Mr World at the grand finale of the 2016 competition in Britain defeating 47 participants from around the world He says he is immensely proud and ecstatic The grand event was held on Tuesday at Liverpool’s Southport Theatre Khandelwal who looked dapper in a tuxedo created by couture designer Nivedita Saboo received a whopping cash prize of $50000 on winning the title “I still can’t believe that I have won the Mr World title Being the first Indian ever to win this title internationally makes me immensely proud and ecstatic” Khandelwal said in a statement Khandelwal who was crowned Provogue Personal Care Mr India World 2015 has been trained by experts in the fashion and glamour industry like Sabira Merchant Supreet Bedi Prasad Bidapa Jamuna Pai Sandesh Mayekar Bodyholics Kromakay Amit Khanna Swaroop Medara and Rukshana Eisa He was also given special football and circuit training to increase his endurance and perform the various physical challenges at the pageant Khandelwal was seen competing for various sub-titles at the pageant like Mr World Multimedia Award Mr World Talent Mobstar People’s Choice Awards and Mr World Sports Event He won the sub-title of Mr World Mutimedia Award For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top News seeking directions to the corporations to prevent the spread of vector-borne diseases, Initially,s have ours with Joshipura? 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