Three killed in Bihar over ‘buffalo theft’

first_imgThree people were beaten to death by a mob in Saran district of Bihar on Friday, alleging that they attempted to steal a buffalo, the police said. The families of the victims denied the allegation.Raju Nat, Bides Nat and Naushad Qureshi were attacked at Nandlal Tola of Pithauri village in the Baniapur police station limits in the early hours. Two of them were killed on the spot. Another died of injuries on the way to hospital, Superintendent of Police Har Kishore Rai said. He said two or three people have been picked up for interrogation.Deputy SP Ajay Kumar Singh rushed to the village as a clash erupted between the alleged attackers and the family members of the deceased. The relatives said the victims had gone out to relieve themselves when they were beaten to death.“We can say it with certainty that this is not one of those incidents of mob lynching. The animal allegedly being stolen was a buffalo. The attackers and the attacked belonged to the same social groups,” Mr. Singh said.Police have been deployed in the village, while people from both sides were at the police station to lodge complaints. The families of the victims “created a ruckus” at the Sadar hospital, where the bodies were taken for post-mortem, prompting police to use “mild force” to bring the situation under control, officials said.last_img read more

London Olympics: Mahe Drysdale wins gold in single sculls rowing

first_imgFive-time world champion rower Mahe Drysdale of New Zealand powered to gold in the single sculls event at the London Olympics on Friday. Drysdale won by a length to clock six minutes, 57.82 seconds ahead of Czech rower Ondreij Synek, the silver medallist in Beijing, who was 1.5 seconds back.Britain’s Alan Campbell won the bronze in 7:03.28, pushing Lassi Karonen of Sweden into fourth.last_img

Shocked at exclusion of 1L Gorkha people from NRC

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday expressed shock over the exclusion of one lakh Gorkha people from the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam and reiterated that the Centre must take care that genuine Indians are not left out.”Earlier, I was not aware of the complete NRC fiasco. As more and more information is coming in, we are shocked to see that names of more than 1 lakh Gorkha people have been excluded from the list,” Banerjee tweeted. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsPointing out that names of thousands of genuine Indians, including CRPF and other jawans, have been excluded from the list she further tweeted: “In fact names of thousands and thousands of genuine Indians, including those of CRPF and other jawans, family members of former President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, have been excluded.” She asserted through her Twitter handle that the Union government must take care that genuine Indians are not left out. “Government must take care that genuine Indians are not left out and justice is meted out to all genuine Indian brothers and sisters,” she said. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayBharatiya Gorkha Parisangh has claimed that one lakh Gorkhas have been left out of the final NRC list. On Saturday, Banerjee had described NRC as a “botched up exercise” and said those who tried to take political mileage out of it will have to answer the nation. “My heart goes out to all those, especially the large number of Bengali speaking brothers and sisters, who are made to suffer because of this botched-up process,” the CM tweeted. It may be mentioned here that Banerjee, who is also the supremo of Trinamool Congress, has always been vocal against NRC and had reiterated time and again that she would not allow such exercise in Bengal. On Saturday she had tweeted: “The NRC fiasco has exposed all those who have tried to take political mileage out of it. They have a lot to answer to the nation. This is what happens when an act is guided by an ulterior motive rather than the good of the society and the larger interest of the nation.” Incidentally, the updated final NRC, which validates bonafide Indian citizens of Assam, was published on Saturday, with over 19 lakh applicants failing to make it to the list. Meanwhile, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (Binay Faction) has expressed concerns on more than one lakh Gorkhas being left out of the NRC in Assam. They have demanded that Gorkhas be added in the Protected List and accorded the status of Original Inhabitants. “A GJM delegation will visit Kolkata next week to meet Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and discuss the NRC issue. A high-level delegation will also visit Assam,” said Binay Tamang, GJM president. “On Saturday we saw the true picture. 1,63,436 Gorkhas have been left out. They are suffering,” he added.last_img read more

State of the Art of the Newsstand

first_imgIf you’re in the business of creating, recreating, designing or, God forbid, rescuing magazines on life support, you need to know what the state of the art is at this point.You don’t have to look very far. The dozen or so titles that define the latest details in packaging are on your newsstand.Some sell well and some very well. And some very well for the past few decades. Examining them amounts to a master’s degree in magazine crafts from how to construct a great cover to what’s sexy with fashion photography and trendy typography thrown in. 8. How to Talk to WomenCosmopolitan’s genius at knowing how to write edgy cover lines that barely avoid the magazine from being sold in a brown bag is still on a roll after 40 years. Although some buzz words have come and gone (last year it was “revenge”), there are still always three mentions of sex. 7. The Sexiest MagazineESPN The Body Issue. Ordinary people who happen to be athletes who happen to be sexier than models and movie stars. 3. Front of the BookYou can pretty much figure out how a magazine is trying to position itself by the importance it puts on the pages that precede the well.How one constructs the front of the book has become a science, from the length of the pieces, to the frequency of graphics and columnists. Esquire wants to attract young men with buying power and it does it in a skillful, literate way. No junky graphics, no quick fixes. And for the first 110 pages of the current issue. 1. TypographyIf you want to look up-to-date these days try using very, very condensed sans-serif type. NEW BEAUTY ($9.95 at your newsstand) does it very well issue after issue. However, I can’t guarantee that it won’t look tired by next year. It’s an old rule: the trendier you are, the faster you fall. 9. How To Talk to a GenerationRolling Stone, like nobody else, has always known how to earmark everything that interests its audience from music to technology to politics. To say that it’s influential is an understatement (it was one of the first magazines to run Candidate Obama on the cover) and its mix of cover lines is always a good barometer of current popular culture. 11. How To Wow Them on the NewsstandsVanity Fair picks big stars and big stories and world class gossip presented in elegant ways. The magazine’s covers always stand out, the main headline is usually the name of the cover subject. I’ve counted the words on VF covers for months at a time and the average has consistently been 70, which you might also consider the state of the art. 4. Back of the BookBloomberg BusinessWeek gets high marks for everything from the reportage to the graphics. However, the only part that doesn’t take itself too seriously and is habit-forming is the Etc. section. It’s fast-moving and funny and makes no pretense at being useful. Check out “Great Moments in Nepotism”, the only article in the issue that will stay with you. 10. How to Look UsefulNew York is the original service magazine. It’s hit some high notes before but Adam Moss has redefined the state of the art. New York is packed with useful stuff presented with obsessive detail. It’s the ultimate survival guide to the City and it’s thicker and sells more copies than ever before. 6. Fashion PhotographyKarl Lagerfeld’s photographs of the latest couture in Harper’s Bazaar are not 100 percent professional but they’re straight-forward and totally up-to-date in a strange way. 2. Info-graphicsThanks to the legendary Nigel Holmes (graphics “that try to explain things”), TIME made info-graphics an integral part of the magazine since it was re-designed by the great Walter Bernard over 30 years ago. The graphics are more glorious and more frequent than ever. Seems sometimes that most stories come with a chart, a table, a map or a list. 12. How to Keep Them ComingThe New Yorker, since 1925. Newsstand copies of the magazine get a flap with the headlines on it. The result is one and a half covers: a full-bleed cartoon plus all the best magazine writing in America clearly listed separately. 5. Cutting Edge DesignBefore there was Conde Nast’s Wired, there was Wired. Wired only pays homage to itself and surprises all the time. Some of the graphics need a guide book but the overall package is always amazing.last_img read more

Transat debuts new videos that highlight importance of sustainable tourism

Transat debuts new videos that highlight importance of sustainable tourism

first_imgTransat debuts new videos that highlight importance of sustainable tourism Share Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Posted by Tags: Transatcenter_img MONTREAL — Transat A.T. is continuing its efforts in promoting sustainable travel by producing two new videos that highlight eco-friendly measures done by both Transat and hoteliers.The new videos will be featured on its in-flight entertainment systems, online and via the company’s social media accounts.The video ‘Sustainable tourism – Transat’s hotel partners in action’ highlights exemplary practices by five of Transat’s hotelier partners in Mexico: Karisma Hotels & Resorts; Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts; Barcelo Hotel Group; AMResorts; and Melia Hotels International. These initiatives cover all aspect of corporate social responsibility and environment stewardship, from reduced water and energy consumption to waste recycling, protection of natural environments and programs available to employees.“Marketing tourism products that consider the environment and local populations is one way that Transat promotes fair trade and responsible tourism,” said Annick Guérard, Chief Operating Officer, Transat. “Since 2012, we have highlighted hotels with Global Sustainable Tourism Council certification on our websites and in our brochures to help travellers make responsible purchase decisions, and we’re now doing so onboard our aircraft as well.”More news:  A new low for no-frills flying: easyJet assigns backless seat to passengerThe second video, titled ‘Environment – Air Transat’s fuel management initiatives’, profiles the fuel management program that Transat introduced in 2004 to improve performance and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its aircraft. Considered one of the most innovative and rigorous programs of its kind, it includes measures implemented before takeoff as well as during and after every flight.<br /><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>These latest video vignettes are meant to complement Transat’s existing tools aimed at raising awareness of sustainable tourism, and are also part of the company’s process to obtain Travelife certification. Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Attendance at TPIs Summit events at an alltime high

Attendance at TPIs Summit events at an alltime high

first_img Posted by Tags: TPI Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Share Zara Martinez TORONTO — Attendance at TPI – Travel Professionals International’s annual cross-country Summit events was at an all-time high this year with 350+ TPI advisors taking part.TPI CEO Zeina Gedeon along with Director of Sales Christine Winchester and Director of Marketing Caroline Hay travelled across the country as part of the Summit series, to deliver TPI updates on new programs and services as well as deliver sales-centric content to assist their TPI members in moving their business forward.“Our annual Summit Roadshow was a great success. It is a trip that Head Office and TPI advisors across Canada look forward to. It is the opportunity to meet face to face with our advisors and allows us to not just pass on our key TPI messages but to further develop strong relationships with each individual TPI advisor,” says Gedeon.She adds: “Being joined by our key supplier partners really rounds out the Summit experience, keeping up on industry trends and knowing our partners are here to support our network towards continued sales growth is paramount, and the feedback we received was fantastic!”More news:  Hotel charges Bollywood star $8.50 for two bananas and the Internet has thoughtsTPI travel advisor Jaime Murphy took part in what has become an annual tradition. “This is my 10th year of attending TPI’s annual summits,” she said. “I love attending the annual summit series as it provides me with important information and connections to continue to operate my business at the top of my game.”More positive feedback for the events included: “I loved the Summit and all the information I received”; “I was impressed that the CEO was willing to travel across the country and meet with her advisors face to face”; “It’s clear there was a lot of preparation for this summit. I enjoyed it. It was the right amount of time. Long enough breaks to speak with colleagues, head office, and partners.”Hay says TPI holds more than 40 in-person training events every year. “The community we have as an organization is incredible and when we posed the question during the Summits of ‘Why TPI’, the #1 answer right across the country was the support from head office and other advisors. That is why we continue these in-person meetings through the year! It’s a big differentiator for us and we are very proud of the relationship we have with our TPI advisors.” << Previous PostNext Post >> About Latest Posts Zara Martinez Latest posts by Zara Martinez (see all) New Years Mastermind on AMA Waterways River Cruise – June 6, 2019 Attendance at TPI’s Summit events at an all-time high – April 24, 2019 The 2019 Travel & Vacation Show – June 22, 2018 Attendance at TPI’s Summit events at an all-time highlast_img read more