Eminence Canada to ramp up sales efforts in Western Canada with new partnership VANCOUVER — Eminence Canada has appointed Samantha Jervis’ Luxury Travel Consultancy to represent its portfolio of international travel partners in Western Canada.Eminence provides sales representation, promotional and marketing services to an exclusive group of travel brands, including Australis, Cape Horn & Southern Patagonia Cruise, explora Lodges in Chile & Peru, Jungle Sutra & Creative Travel India, and more.According to Eminence’s Dallyce Macas, the new partnership will help the company initiate targeted sales calls, roadshows, events and other sales opportunities across the western provinces.“We are absolutely delighted to be launching our relationship with Samantha in Western Canada. This strategic partnership brings our collection of authentic travel experiences a superb opportunity to extend their sales efforts deep into the Western Canadian market.”Jervis added: “This partnership brings together two companies with many similarities: years of experiences in the luxury travel industry with proven success of selling extraordinary travel experiences, and a team of highly experience, passionate and results-oriented professionals dedicated to making the Canadian travel professional successful.”More news: ‘Turn around year’ for TPI brings double-digit growthFor more information go to eminencecanada.com. Posted by Travelweek Group Share Friday, August 2, 2019 Tags: Eminence Canada, Luxury Travel Consultancy << Previous PostNext Post >>
June 25, 2001Human Nature, a dynamic movement collective, have spent a week at Arcosanti for their retreat-training to prepare for their performance this weekend.[Photo by Jeffrey Manta] Their performance, entitled “NOW”, was their “seventh consecutive summer apperance at Arcosanti”.
Linius Technologies has partnered with video solutions experts, Hemisphere, to build a ‘hyper-personalized video advertising prototype’.The solution will be made globally available on Linius’ SaaS platform, Linius Video Services, and is designed to let advertisers analyse unique ads at a granular level across any number of customised video streams.“The hyper-personalized advertising prototype is a logical extension of our strategy to encourage partners and third-parties to build solutions with virtual video on our SaaS platform, LVS,” said Linius CEO, Chris Richardson.“The hyper-personalized advertising prototype offers previously impossible data combinations, which power hyper-targeted ad delivery and analysis.”Hemisphere managing director, Glyn Beaumont, said: “For the first time, advertisers can combine viewer, contextual and frame-level consumption data with AI-generated metadata. No two people ever need see the same advertisement again.”Linius is an Australian company specialising in personalised video tech. In November the firm appointed Netflix’s former director of content acquisition, Simon Gallagher, to its advisory board.Gallagher was one of three high-profile board appointments, alongside: former Sky UK head of operations, David Butorac; and Newstag co-founder and a former member of the Swedish parliament, Camilla Dahlin-Andersson.
Rapid increase of the internet speed and the popularization of smart devices, which have grown explosively, are bringing a fundamental change to the media market. In terms of competition, the range of the competition has been expanded to all business operators who provide media service through smart devices from the existing PayTV operators, and service is being diversified from existing linear TV into smart TV, cloud-based, and multi-screen services.Due to this environmental change, PayTV operators are facing a severe reduction of subscribers and the increase of contents cost. Under this structure of profit reduction and gradual increase of costs, PayTV operators must secure service competitiveness. To realize this, the introduction of smart TV service platform is becoming a core strategy to all business operators.The requirements of each operator for this smart TV service platform are different and varied depending on their environment and strategy. However, the important elements considered when smart TV service platform is introduced are the Variety, Speed, Cost and the Expandability of service.Alticast’s Windmill Smart Platform is designed and developed to satisfy such a requirement from PayTV operat ors toward smart service platform. Windmill Smart Platform is one of the most innovative and evolved software solution-based smart service platforms available.
Sponsor Advertisement We’re still sitting here with nothing resolved…especially with the hideous and grotesque short positions in both gold and silver still in place.It was pretty quiet during Far East trading on their Monday. The high of the day was in shortly after 2:00 p.m. Hong Kong time…about fifty minutes before the London open…and it was all down hill until fifteen minutes after the Comex open in New York.The subsequent rally got capped…and then got sold off once the London p.m. gold fix was in at 3:00 p.m. BST…10:00 a.m. in New York..Gold closed at $1,709.80 spot…down $1.30 from Friday…and volume was anemic at 60,000 contracts, as most traders stayed home in advance of mega-hurricane Sandy.The silver chart looked identical to the gold chart. Silver’s high tick came minutes after 10:00 a.m. Hong Kong time…but after that, silver’s price path was a carbon copy of gold’s.Silver finished the Monday trading session at $31.76 spot…down 33 cents on the day. Volume was also very light…around 17,500 contracts.The other two precious metals got sold off as well. It’s worth noting that even though the equity markets were closed…the precious metal and currency markets remained open.The dollar index closed at 79.997 on Friday…and worked its was slowly higher in fits and starts on Monday…closing at 80.23. The high tick…30.31…came during the New York lunch hour.With the New York markets closed, there was no HUI…but the TSX Gold index here in Canada closed up just under a percent.Of course there was no Silver Sentiment Index either…but just eye-balling the silver stocks that I follow here in Canada on the Toronto Stock Exchange, I’m guessing that the silver stocks were down about a percent on average.The CME’s Daily Delivery Report showed that 8 gold and 24 silver contracts were posted for delivery within the Comex-approved warehouse system on Wednesday. In silver, it was all the “usual suspects”…and that should just about be it for the October delivery month. Tomorrow evening the CME should post the numbers for the November delivery month…and I’ll have that data for you on Wednesday. The link to yesterday’s Issuers and Stoppers Report is here.Not surprisingly, there were no reported changes in either GLD or SLV…and the U.S. Mint had no sales report, either.The updated short positions for GLD and SLV were posted on the shortsqueeze.com Internet site late last week. In silver, it showed that the short position jumped by 25.45%…from 11.65 million shares/ounces, all the way out to 14.62 million shares/ounces…454.7 tonnes. It’s a good bet that an authorized participant shorted the shares rather than deposit real metal…which they didn’t have. They could have found it somewhere, I’m sure…but how high would they have had to bid the silver price to get it all?The short position in GLD actually declined by 6.54%…from 18.18 million shares, down to 16.99 million shares…or 1.70 million ounces…52.9 tonnes.The Comex-approved depositories reported receiving 596,425 troy ounces of silver on Friday…and didn’t ship any out. The link to that activity is here.Being Tuesday, I have more than the usual compliment of stories…and I hope you can find the time to go through them all. As usual, the final edit is up to you.Nor is the pressure to hold PHYSICAL Gold confined to the central banks. A trader in the city of London has an explanation of why Gold holdings in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) have not kept up their previous momentum in the period since 2004-2009. He says that “some investors” have moved from being comfortable with paper claims to Gold to a position where they are not confident unless they hold the physical metal itself. Nothing could be more probable. – Bill Buckler…Gold This Week…27 October 2012Well, I wouldn’t read a whole heck of a lot into yesterday’s trading action in all four precious metals. But it was interesting to note that they followed their usual price paths…and they were all down on the day as well…plus the fact that they were trading at all, when the rest of the markets in New York were closed. I guess JPMorgan et al never sleep when it comes to the price management scheme.Of course we’re still sitting here with nothing resolved…especially with the hideous and grotesque short positions in both gold and silver still in place.Today, at the close of Comex trading, is the cut-off for this Friday’s Commitment of Traders Report…and unless there are some big changes in price tomorrow I’m not expecting big changes in the COT Report either…as it has been a reasonably quiet week from a price point of view.By the way, I didn’t hear from anyone at Scotiabank or Scotia Mocatta yesterday, so they’ll be getting another request for an answer when I get out of bed later this morning.Not much happened in Far East trading on their Tuesday…but now that London has been open for a couple of hours, both metals are trading up from Monday’s close…a lot of which would have to do with the dollar index slide back to the 80.00 level. Volumes, which had been pretty light at the London open, are now a bit more chunky, but nothing out of the ordinary…and it does appear from the price action that these rallies [as tiny as they are] are being met by the usual not-for-profit sellers.Before heading off to bed, I thought that some of you might be interested in this special sale [50% off the regular retail price] that Casey Research is having on the Casey Extraordinary Technology monthly report.Casey analyst Alex Daley has made a career of finding and monetizing big ideas….In fact, this was his main job when he worked for an elite team of technologists that reported to the CEO of one of America’s largest corporations. His group released some of the first smartphone apps, social networking sites and even did projects for large oil companies.But today Alex says he’s putting his money into a radical new technology that will soon make its way into millions of homes and offices across America and is expected to generate $3.7 billion in sales by 2015.Casey Research has recently made a video detailing his latest insights, including how you can take a position in this technological breakthrough right now. If you’re at all interested, click here to learn more. This offer is only open until the end of tomorrow…Hallowe’en…and there are no tricks involved. As a matter of fact, it’s my belief that Casey Research‘s standard 90-day guarantee of satisfaction applies. How can you lose?That’s more than enough for one day…and it’s actually too much for one day, so I hope you were able to edit it to your satisfaction.See you tomorrow. Former Microsoft Inventor Reveals Big Tech WinnersFrom smartphone apps… to self-driving cars… to facial recognition software… Alex Daley and his team at Microsoft helped bring to market some of the most popular technologies of the past decade.In the process, Alex developed an uncanny knack for picking winning disruptive technologies, helping venture capitalists realize extraordinary gains. Now he’s identified a radical new technology that he expects to generate $3.7 billion in sales by 2015.All the details are in his new video – click here to see it now (it may not be up long, so please view it today).
Entrepreneur Store Add to Queue –shares April 1, 2019 Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. Contributor The ‘Master Microsoft Excel Macros and Excel VBA’ class shows you how to automate and customize tasks for faster reports and more intuitive spreadsheets. Next Article This Excel Course Can Help You Climb the Career Ladder Enroll Now for $5 Image credit: LinkedIn Sales Navigator Data Management Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand Time management is a popular topic for entrepreneurs. Everyone wants to know how to crack the code that will help them work more efficiently without sacrificing quality, and how to finish their workday with enough time left to kick back and relax with friends or family.Managing your time well is especially difficult when you’re starting out in a new job. Juggling meetings, keeping track of your team members, and learning entirely new systems and processes are all stress-inducing.However, if you’re smart and selective about which tools you choose to invest your time in, you can save yourself a lot of time on your other tasks. Ninja-level knowledge of essential programs like Excel can help you automate tasks and take a load off of your plate. The Master Microsoft Excel Macros and Excel VBA Course teaches you how to master Excel’s automation and programming functions for smarter spreadsheets and individualized tasks.Excel Macros are actions or sets of actions that you can run repeatedly. They’re great for automating tasks that you perform on a regular basis, like monthly accounting reports or weekly inventory counts. Excel Visual Basic for Applications, or VBA, lets you create and define functions within Excel. It’s an extension on Macro programming that allows for greater automation and customization.Both of these tools can save you tons of time and headaches, and you can learn how to master them with this three and a half hour class. Hands-on projects take you through Excel basics, like formatting and title placement, then you’ll learn how to interact with other users of your Macros through input and message boxes.You’ll clean up multiple Excel worksheets and prep the data that you need to report, then use Macros and VBA to create that report based on data sets that are spread across multiple sheets. When you’re all done, you’ll know how to save time with Excel and you’ll have a Certificate of Completion to back it up.The Master Microsoft Excel Macros and Excel VBA course usually costs $50, but right now you can boost your time management through automated tasks for just $15 (70 percent off). 2 min read
Add to Queue Enroll Now for $5 2 min read Staff Writer. Covers leadership, media, technology and culture. –shares It looks like matchmaking app Tinder is having a great Valentine’s Day this year, all thanks to the Olympics. CEO Sean Rad told The Wall Street Journal that Tinder has seen a 400 percent increase in new users since the Winter Games began on Friday. Related: Dating App Tinder Heads to ChinaThe service is available in 24 different languages, making it fairly ideal for Sochi’s high-density Olympic Village, which is currently playing host to athletes and coaches from 88 nations, and volunteers and spectators from all over the world. Tinder reports that 500 million profile ratings are made each day and some 600 million matches were made in 2013. The app takes information from Facebook to connect users with friends and proximity in common. If both people swipe to the right on their mobile devices, Tinder allows them to video chat.Related: 4 Hot Tech Startups to Watch in 2014While the company doesn’t have a way of knowing eaxctly what percentage of the new users are athletes, competitors like gold medal winner Jamie Anderson, a Team USA snowboarder and the trio of American skiers who swept the slopestyle competition, Joss Christensen, Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper, all owned up to using the app.Tinder was launched in 2012, and is owned by IAC/InterActiveCorp, the same company that also owns other online dating platforms like Match.com, OkCupid and the European MeeticGroup.Related: Mushy Marketing Ploy: Pizza Hut Joins OKCupid Nina Zipkin Technology February 14, 2014 Next Article Entrepreneur Staff Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. In Sochi, People Are Using Matchmaking App Tinder Like Crazy
Source: https://global.oup.com/ Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Oct 11 2018JBI is a peer-reviewed publication that aims to provide high quality, evidence-based content for the global breast imaging medical community. The journal seeks to advance the field of breast imaging, with particular focus on improving patient care and outcomes. JBI will publish original research, as well as reviews of important scientific, educational, and clinical topics.”It’s an honor to oversee the launch of JBI,” says Jennifer A. Harvey, MD, FACR, FSBI, JBI’s Editor-in-Chief. “The journal will provide a focused platform to disseminate scholarly work, as well as practical articles on breast cancer screening, clinical practice aspects of breast imaging, and educational opportunities, with the goal of advancing the global field of breast imaging for the betterment of patient care.”Related StoriesSuper-Resolution Raman Imaging with Plasmonic SubstratesInnovative magnetic nanoparticles show potential for PET/MRI bimodal imaging applicationsAn injection of nanoparticles for spinal cord injuriesSBI’s mission since its inception in 1985 has been to save lives and minimize the impact of breast cancer. JBI is uniquely positioned to advance this mission, according to Jay A. Baker, MD, FACR, FSBI, the Society’s President: “Despite the importance of breast imaging in the lives of countless women – and more than a few men – physicians and scientists seeking new information about the science and clinical practice of breast imaging have had to rely on the relatively few studies found in general interest journals. As the official journal of the Society of Breast Imaging, JBI solves this problem by providing a home for the latest research and clinical guidance for those who practice and those who study all facets of breast imaging.”Alison Denby, publishing director for Oxford Journals, said, “We’re looking forward to working with SBI to launch this much needed outlet for research in breast imaging. SBI is an engaged, dedicated group and we are committed to working together for this journal’s success.”
Backed by more than 500,000 color combinations, the multi-material 3D printer produces extremely high resolution, patient-specific models with precise accuracy – at 1.75x the daily throughput of high-end DLP and SLA dental 3D printers Related StoriesBordeaux University Hospital uses 3D printing to improve kidney tumor removal surgeryStratasys advanced FDM 3D printing helps Biodonostia to improve treatment for thoracic wall tumorsStratasys and Materialise bring 3D printed medical models to lifeWith capacity to outperform top-of-the-line DLP and SLA dental 3D printers, the J720 can deliver 1.75x the throughput of competitive solutions while supporting quick turnaround of urgent cases.A large build tray can print six materials simultaneously – increasing case volume and managing a full range of applications in a single print job. Reducing high-touch labor associated with management of small print bed single-material printers, the solution is able to accommodate a range of applications at one time.Combining multi-materials and full-color realism, the J720 has the potential to increase patient acceptance of case presentations – offering realistic treatment models before work ever begins. Offering faster time-to-part, the 3D printer also achieves the highest-resolution 3D prints for models.Backed by the award winning GrabCAD Print software, the J720 guarantees a simplified, all-digital workflow – making it easy to transition from CAD model to 3D printed part. The software’s workflow streamlines job management in large labs utilizing multiple systems.Cloud connectivity makes it easier for technicians to conduct remote monitoring – keeping track of multiple printers from a single source and automatically tracking material consumption and machine utilization. Enabling labs to save both time and money, the solution virtually eliminates requirements for high-touch, manual intervention. The new Stratasys J720 Dental 3D Printer sets new standards in realism for digital dentistry – leveraging more than 500,000 color combinations Labs today operate in a very competitive space where differentiation counts on mastering the digital workflow and expanding into new products and services. The J720 Dental 3D Printer is designed to change the game – allowing levels of speed, productivity and realism the market has never seen. This powers laboratories to meet the demands of a competitive market and push the boundaries of digital dentistry.”Barry Diener, Dental Segment Sales Leader, Stratasys Feb 25 2019Reviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)Injecting new levels of 3D printed realism into the dental industry, the new Stratasys J720 Dental creates faster turnaround times so dental labs can streamline operations, fulfill more cases and grow new business without further capital expense. Source:https://www.stratasys.com/
Source:https://web.iit.edu/ Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Feb 26 2019A study released today from the Illinois Institute of Technology shows the benefits of including red raspberries in the diet of individuals with pre-diabetes and insulin resistance.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 34 percent of American adults, around 84.1 million in all, had prediabetes in 2015. Patients with prediabetes are at higher risk for a number of conditions – including developing type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease.The study, published in Obesity, investigated the effects of red raspberries in a group of people at-risk for diabetes who were overweight or obese and presented with prediabetes and insulin resistance. A metabolically healthy control group was also included in the study for reference.Related StoriesIntermittent fasting may protect against type 2 diabetesDiabetes patients experiencing empathy from PCPs have beneficial long-term clinical outcomesNew biomaterial could encapsulate and protect implanted insulin-producing cellsUsing a randomized, controlled, acute study design, 32 adults between the ages of 20-60 years had their blood tested over a 24-hour period after eating breakfast on three separate days. The three breakfast meals were similar in calories and macronutrients, but differed in the amount of frozen red raspberries – one meal contained no raspberries, one contained one cup of raspberries and one contained two cups of raspberries.The results showed that as the amount of raspberry intake increased, individuals at risk for diabetes needed less insulin to manage their blood glucose. When two cups of red raspberries were included in the meal, glucose concentrations were lower compared to the meal with no red raspberries. The data suggests that simple inclusion of certain fruits, such as red raspberries with meals, can have glucose lowering benefits with indications of improvements in insulin responses. These effects are particularly important for people who are overweight or obese with pre-diabetes.”People at risk for diabetes are often told to not eat fruit because of their sugar content. However, certain fruits – such as red raspberries – not only provide essential micronutrients, but also components such as anthocyanins, which give them their red color, ellagitannins and fibers that have anti-diabetic actions,” said Britt Burton-Freeman, Ph.D., director, Center for Nutrition Research at Illinois Tech. “For people who are at risk for diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other health risks, knowing what foods have protective benefits and working them into your diet now can be an important strategy for slowing or reversing progression to disease.”
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New results from the most comprehensive Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) program ever undertaken — which surveyed 1,327 nearby stars for signals from intelligent beings — have turned up empty. “There’s certainly nothing out there glaringly obvious,” Danny Price, an astrophysicist at the University of California, Berkeley, and lead author of a paper about the results, which were published in The Astrophysical Journal, told Live Science. “There’s no amazingly advanced civilizations trying to contact us with incredibly powerful transmitters.” While the team didn’t find anything this time around, Price said that there could be many explanations for the lack of alien signals. Perhaps the search was conducted at the wrong frequencies, or those signals were hidden by radio interference from Earth. Any such undertaking is limited by the methods and discoveries that humans happen to have made in the course of our own history. [9 Strange, Scientific Excuses for Why Humans Haven’t Found Aliens Yet]Headbutting Tiny Worms Are Really, Really LoudThis rapid strike produces a loud ‘pop’ comparable to those made by snapping shrimps, one of the most intense biological sounds measured at sea.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Why Is It ‘Snowing’ Salt in the Dead Sea?01:53 facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.livescience.com/65745-extraterrestrial-intelligence-has-not-phoned-home.html?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0000:3500:35 “In a lot of ways, SETI is a bit of a mirror back on ourselves and our own technology and our understanding of physics,” Price said. The search was conducted as part of the Breakthrough Listen initiative, a 10-year, $100-million endeavor funded by Russian billionaire Yuri Milner that aims to scan the skies for technosignatures: transmissions or other evidence created by technological creatures on other worlds. The initiative, which kicked off in 2015, relies on two of the world’s most powerful telescopes — the 328-foot-diameter (100 meters) Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia, and the 210-foot-diameter (64 m) Parkes Telescope in New South Wales, Australia — to try to eavesdrop on alien communications. In their latest data release, researchers analyzed 1 petabyte (or 1 million gigabytes) of data in both radio and optical wavelengths, looking at more than a thousand stars within 160 light-years of Earth. Several thousand interesting signals appeared during the search, though all turned out to originate from mundane sources, like human-made satellites. The entire gargantuan information catalog will be publicly available on Breakthrough’s Open Data Archive, making it the largest publication of SETI data in the history of the field. Jason Wright, an astrophysicist at Pennsylvania State University who was not involved in the work, told Live Science he was impressed with the researchers’ commitment to public release of their data. “Anyone who thinks the team might have missed something can go over their results and see for themselves,” he said. Wright has previously calculated that all SETI searches conducted to date amount to combing through the equivalent of a little more than a hot tub’s worth of water in all of our planet’s oceans. The latest addition increases that by 50% in radio wavelengths, he said, or roughly another bathtub’s worth. Price was optimistic that in the future his team will be able to put more stringent limits on the prevalence of life in the universe. The researchers intend to use the upcoming MeerKAT telescope in South Africa, an observatory that will consist of 64 separate 44-foot-diameter (13.5 m) arrays, to search more than a million stars in our galactic neighborhood for extraterrestrial transmissions. While any signal that appeared would have to be carefully scrutinized to ensure it was genuine, Price said such a finding would be truly revolutionary. “I think it would be one of the most important discoveries humankind would ever make,” he said.
NITI Aayog COMMENTS The development strategy includes doubling of farmers’ income and promoting sunrise sectors like fintech and tourism. NITI Aayog unveiled its much awaited ‘Strategy for New India @ 75’ document with an aim to accelerate growth to 8-9 per cent and make the country a $5-trillion economy by 2030.Laying down a multi-pronged strategy to promote the country’s overall development, the document said the annual growth rate of 9 per cent by 2022-23 would be essential for generating sufficient growth and achieving prosperity for all.Independent India will turn 75 on August 15, 2022.Unveiling the much-awaited document, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, “Sound policy will always put economy on track in which it will get perpetually people out of poverty and give them better quality of life.” The development strategy includes doubling of farmers’ income, boosting ‘Make in India’, upgrading the science, technology and innovation ecosystem, and promoting sunrise sectors like fintech and tourism.“Steadily accelerate the gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate to achieve a target of about 8 per cent during 2018-23. This will raise the economy’s size in real terms from $2.7 trillion in 2017-18 to nearly USD 4 trillion by 2022-23. “Besides having rapid growth, which reaches 9-10 per cent by 2022-23, it is also necessary to ensure that growth is inclusive, sustained, clean and formalised,” the document said.The Indian economy grew at 6.7 per cent in 2017-18.It also called for increasing the investment rate as measured by gross fixed capital formation (GFCF) from present 29 per cent to 36 per cent of GDP by 2022.Noting that the country is now within sight of completing its economic transition as well, the document said, “India will see per capita incomes rising from about USD 1,900 in 2017-18 to around USD 3,000 in 2022-23.According to the document, in agriculture, emphasis must shift to converting farmers to ‘agripreneurs’ by further expanding e-National Agriculture Markets (e-NAMs) and replacing the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) Act with the Agricultural Produce and Livestock Marketing (APLM) Act. “The creation of a unified national market, a freer export regime and abolition of the Essential Commodities Act are essential for boosting agricultural growth,” it noted.The document also suggested that to ensure maximum employment creation, codification of labour laws must be completed and a massive effort must be made to upscale apprenticeships. It also made a case for successfully implementing the Ayushman Bharat programme including the establishment of 150,000 health and wellness centres across the country, and rolling out the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyaan.The document pitched for implementing the recommendations of the Second Administrative Reforms Commission as a prelude to appointing a successor for designing reforms in the changing context of emerging technologies and growing complexity of the economy.It also called for expanding the scope of Swachh Bharat Mission to cover initiatives for landfills, plastic waste and municipal waste and generating wealth from waste.According to the document, a new autonomous body, namely, the Arbitration Council of India, may be set up to grade arbitral institutions and accredit arbitrators to make the arbitration process cost effective and speedy, and to preempt the need for court intervention.The Strategy for New India @ 75 document, prepared after extensive consultations with over 800 stakeholders from within the government — central, State and district levels.The Aayog had earlier planned to come out with three documents — 3-year action agenda, seven-year medium-term strategy paper and 15-year vision document..The forty-one chapters in the document have been disaggregated under four sections: Drivers, Infrastructure, Inclusion and Governance.The document was prepared after extensive consultation with over 800 stakeholders from within the government — central, state and district levels. Published on SHARE SHARE EMAIL SHARE COMMENT December 19, 2018
COMMENT SHARE SHARE EMAIL Published on 0 SHARE May 31, 2019 ministers (government) politics Modi government 2.0 took shape on Friday with BJP President Amit Shah, who played a key role in his party’s electoral triumph, making his debut in the Central government as India’s new Home minister while incumbent Rajnath Singh was moved to Defence.Joining them in the ‘Big Four’ are Nirmala Sitharaman, the outgoing Defence minister, who is India’s new Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, and surprise inductee, former foreign secretary S Jaishankar, who got the External Affairs portfolio.Both Sitharaman, the first full-time woman Finance minister of India, and Jaishankar, a rare instance of a career diplomat taking charge of the External Affairs ministry, have studied in Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University.With the induction of Amit Shah and Jaishankar, there are two new faces in the all-powerful Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), which is chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and is the final decision-making body on matters related to country’s security, including defence policy and internal security .Amit Shah arriving for the Cabinet meeting in New Delhi on Friday, May 31, 2019. Pic: Kamal Narang Besides the prime minister, the ministers of Defence, Home, External Affairs and Finance are members of the committee.Sitharaman steps into the shoes of Arun Jaitley who opted out of new government on health grounds. She has a deputy in Anurag Thakur, a first time minister in the Modi government. Both are considered close to Jaitley.The prime minister retains the Department of Personnel and Training, Atomic Energy and Space as well as all important policy issues and portfolios not allocated.PM Narendra Modi along with PK Mishra Addl. Principal Secretary to PM, Ajit Doval NSA & Nripendra Misra, Principal Secretary to PM at South block in New Delhi. Pic: Kamal Narang Modi was sworn in on Thursday as prime minister for a second term, helming a 58-member team of ministers, including him and BJP president Amit Shah who makes his debut in the Central government.Giant slayer Smriti Irani, who defeated Congress President Rahul Gandhi in his family bastion of Amethi, is the new Women and Child Development minister along with retaining the Textile ministry, according to a communiqu頩ssued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan.Nitin Gadkari, considered one of the best performers during the first term of Modi government for his expeditious project implementation, continues to be the minister for Road Transport and Highways and has also been given charge of the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.Nitin Gadkari arriving for the Cabinet meeting in New Delhi on Friday, May 31, 2019. Pic: Kamal Narang Piyush Goyal, who was presented the interim budget earlier this year and was expected to take over from Jaitley, has been given the Commerce and Industry ministry in addition to his old charge of Railways. However, the Coal ministry has been taken away from him and given to Pralhad Joshi, a new entrant in Modi Government.Joshi is also the minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Mines.Piyush Goyal said improving passenger experience and modernising the railways will be his focus areas.“I am happy that there will be continuity in the work that we had begun in the first stint. The many work that we have started will be continued. I hope that we will be able to improve the passenger experience as well as the process of loading of goods,” Goyal said.Ravi Shankar Prasad continues as minister of Law and Information Technology. He also gets Telecom, a portfolio he commanded in the first half of Modi 1.0 government.A new Ministry of Jal Shakti has been created and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat is its minister.Ujjwala-man Dharmendra Pradhan retains his Petroleum portfolio and has also been given charge of the Steel ministry.Former Uttarkhand chief minister Ramesh Pokhariyal ‘Nishank’ is the new Human Resource Development minister while Bihar ally and Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswam remains Consumer Affairs minister.The Agriculture ministry has been allocated to Narendra Singh Tomar who also gets the Rural Development and Panchayati Raj portfolio. Prakash Javadekar has been given the ministries of Information and Broadcasting as well as Environment. D V Sadananda Gowda is the minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers and Narendra Singh Tomar the new minister of Agriculture and Rural Development. Akali Dal leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal continues to be the minister of Food Processing Industries, Thawar Chand Gehlot is the new minister of Social Justice and Empowerment.Dr harsh Vardhan along with Harsimrat Kaur arriving for Cabinet meet at south block in New Delhi. Photo: Kamal Narang Former diplomat Hardeep Puri is the new minister of state with Independent charge of Civil Aviation while former IAS bureaucrat R K Singh retains the ministries of Power and Renewable Energy in the same capacity. Eight-term BJP MP from Uttar Pradesh Santosh Kumar Gangwar is MoS with Independent charge for Labour and Employment.The BJP capped a massive mandate by winning a total of 303 seats while the NDA has 353 MPs in the recently elected 17th Lok Sabha. government Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah and Nitin Gadkari coming out after having attended the Cabinet meeting in New Delhi, on Friday, May 31, 2019. Pic: Kamal Narang COMMENTS