Adani Ports SEZ arm buys InLogistics for Rs 3315 crore

first_imgMumbai: Adani Logistics, a wholly-owned arm of Adani Ports & SEZ, Thursday signed an agreement to acquire 100 percent in Innovative B2B Logistics Solutions (InLogistics), a rail-based logistic firm controlled by private equity firm True North for an enterprise value of Rs 331.5 crore.The Adanis will pay an upfront amount of Rs 43.2 crore in an all-cash deal while the rest will be paid over an unspecified period of time, the Adani Logistics said in a late evening filing to the exchanges. The company said the transaction implies an equity value of Rs 43.2 crore for 100 percent of InLogistics shares and 10 times multiple of its expected pre-tax earnings for FY19, which takes the enterprise valuation to Rs 33.5 crore. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal”The transaction will be an all cash deal and is expected to be completed by the first quarter of FY20,” the company said in a statement adding post-transaction Adani Logistics will become the largest private sector rail and logistics operator in the country.”It enables us to expand its total addressable market, enhance network coverage and create a value chain to handle dry cargo segment,” the statement said. Founded in 2006, InLogistics provides integrated logistics services for domestic cargo movement and serves the Eastern and Northern hinterland markets and lists Tata Steel, Tata Sponge Iron, JSW Cement and retail marble traders as its key clients.InLogistics will add 14 container rakes, one logistics park spread across 38 acres and 3,566 containers to Adani Logistics which currently operates three logistics parks, two Exim yards and one container yard with a capacity to handle 5,00,000 TEU per year.last_img read more

Friendship has role in LFTs final show of season

The final show of the Lighthouse Festival Theatre season is taking place in a beautiful, waterside town, Lunenburg.Norm Foster’s Lunenburg is directed by Derek Ritschel, and stars Sharon Heldt, Melanie Janzen, and Stephen Sparks.Lunenburg, a beach town in Nova Scotia, is not dissimilar to Ontario’s Port Dover.“It’s a very picturesque small town on the water, the characters really appreciate the beauty and the pace of life there,” said Janzen. “To be out on the water, and enjoy the beautiful sunsets, I think there’s a nice parallel.”Director Ritschel wanted to make sure the final show of the season was memorable.“You start with the actors,” said Ritschel. “I always want to do good work. Very early in my career I made the conscious decision to hire people who challenge me or are smarter than me.”Ritschel explained that this challenge adds to the creative process by having multiple different ideas to work through to find the best fit for the play.The final show of the year will be one to keep the audience thinking until next season.It explores friendships, relationships, marriage, death, spirituality all while trying to find the true meaning of happiness for each of the characters.`We had some really deep discussions about asking yourself how many times you`ve truly been happy,` said Ritschel. `The older we get the more fleeting it becomes.`“And it means different things as you get older, too,` added Janzen.“For us in this story the sort of conclusion that we rest our head on is that happiness is intermittent, it`s not a constant,` said Ritschel. “If one can be content in all the other times then they leave the door open to be happy with a calmness in their life.”The show follows the close friendship between two women, Iris and Natalie, while they tackle many surprises together.“They find themselves in a situation where their worlds are colliding,” said Janzen, playing the part of Natalie. “Which people in relationships often do. They are really having a bit of difficulty in being really excellent friends for each other because there’s different things going on.”Janzen and Heldt, playing the two friends, are actually long-time friends off the stage.“It’s really enjoyable to see how our friendship works together on stage with these characters and to see what we can bring to the play as good chums,” said Janzen.The final show of the season for Lighthouse Festival Theatre is set to begin on August 22. Ticket information is available on the Lighthouse website.astaylor@postmedia.com

Former US President Clinton accepts role of UN envoy for tsunami relief

A formal announcement of the appointment will not be made until March, following Mr. Clinton’s return from an anticipated visit to the region with former President George H.W. Bush. The two were named by President George W. Bush to lead a private fundraising effort in the US.”The Secretary-General is confident that President Clinton will bring energy, dynamism and focus to the task of sustaining world interest in the vital recovery and reconstruction phase,” the statement said.”He believes that no one could possibly be better qualified for this task.”The tsunami disaster that struck a dozen countries in southern Asia on 26 December following an earthquake of 9.0 on the Richter scale killed more than 200,000 people, injured half a million others, left up to 5 million more in need of basic services and caused incalculable damage.Mr. Clinton issued his own statement, saying he looked forward to serving as Mr. Annan’s envoy and would have further comments after the official announcement is made.”In the meantime, I continue to focus on my work with former President Bush to urge people to contribute to this cause, and the two of us hope to visit the region together later this month,” it added. read more

Rusal takes a big piece of Norilsk

first_imgE-mail:uosmail@nornik.ru Press service of MMC Norilsk Nickel Tel:+7 (495) 797 8294 Fax:+7 (495) 786 8394center_img Today RUSAL has completed a transaction to acquire a 25% +1 share stake in OJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel. Denis Morozov, General Director of Norilsk Nickel, said: “On behalf of Norilsk Nickel’s management I would like to welcome UC RUSAL as a large shareholder in our company. The acquisition of such a significant stake demonstrates once again the investment appeal and strong prospects for the further growth of Norilsk Nickel”.Norilsk Nickel’s development opportunities expanded considerably last year as a result of major overseas acquisitions and effective implementation of brownfield and greenfield projects in Russia. The market value of the company, the largest public company in the Russian mining and metals industry, nearly doubled over the last year. “The management of Norilsk Nickel continues its efforts to strengthen the company’s leadership in the world mining and metals industry and ensure stability of its activities in the interests of our shareholders, employees and the regions where our operations are located”, – said Morozov.Norilsk Nickel, a corporation incorporated under the laws of the Russian Federation, is the largest mining and metals company in Russia and the world’s largest producer of nickel and palladium and one of the world’s largest producers of platinum and copper. In addition to this, it produces a large number of by-products, including cobalt, rhodium, silver, tellurium, selenium, iridium and ruthenium. The Norilsk Nickel group is involved in prospecting, exploration, extraction, beneficiation and metallurgical processing of minerals; and in production, marketing and sales of base and precious metals.The company is headquartered in Moscow, Russia, with sales and distribution activities managed through its Moscow headquarters and international sales network. The Russian operations include the operations of the Polar Division on the Taimyr Peninsula in the Krasnoyarsk region and the Kola Mining and Metallurgical Co (KMMC) on the Kola Peninsula in the Murmansk region.Norilsk Nickel’s international mining and metallurgical operations encompass nickel sulphide and laterite mining, processing and refining operations spanning Finland, Australia, Botswana and South Africa and a process technology group. Norilsk Nickel Australia’s assets include the Lake Johnston, Black Swan and Waterloo nickel operations and the Honeymoon Well project, as well as the Cawse and Avalon laterite high pressure acid leach (HPAL) operations. Norilsk Nickel Africa’s assets include 85% ownership of both Tati Nickel and the Botswana Metal Refinery in Botswana (the remaining 15% is held by the Government of the Republic of Botswana). The African assets also include a 50:50 joint venture with African Rainbow Minerals in the Nkomati nickel mine in South Africa. Norilsk Nickel Finland’s assets include the Harjavalta Refinery and a 5.46% share in the Talvivaara Mining.Norilsk Process Technology in Australia supports the processing and metallurgical operations. It provides a wide range of technical process support from ore processing through to the production of final metal.Norilsk Nickel also operates a research and development institute, LLC “Gipronickel”, located in St Petersburg with branches at the Polar Division and KMMC. Norilsk Nickel is the majority shareholder in Stillwater Mining Company, the largest producer of platinum group metals in North America, whose shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange.April 24, 2008 www.nornik.ru/en/last_img read more

Body found off coast of La Jolla identified as missing 27yearold who

first_img Posted: February 12, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsLA JOLLA (KUSI) — A dead man found floating in the ocean off the coast of La Jolla over the weekend has been identified as a musician who fell from Crystal Pier three weeks ago and disappeared in the surf, authorities reported.A fisherman in a boat came across the body of 27-year-old Taylor “Tay” Watts several miles from shore about 7:30 a.m. Sunday, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.At about 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 21, Watts was with friends on the pier at the foot of Garnet Avenue when he climbed over a railing, grabbed a nylon rope attached to the structure and leaned back over the water, the county agency reported. Apparently losing his grip moments later, he plunged backward into the sea, possibly hitting his head on part of the pier on the way down, witnesses said.Lifeguard divers and U.S. Coast Guard personnel conducted an intensive search for the singer-songwriter — a Texas native — in the ocean and along the shoreline for several days, finding no sign of him. KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Updated: 3:51 PMcenter_img February 12, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Body found off coast of La Jolla identified as missing 27-year-old who fell off Crystal Pierlast_img read more

Cyclists race through Vancouver streets

first_imgThe Vancouver Courthouse Criterium features nine racing divisions, including two for women. Portland’s Amy Campbell, in white, won the Senior Women’s category. Anna Christenson, in black, also from Portland, finished third. A criterium is a short road race on a circuit — usually city streets — closed to traffic. A mass start, high-speed cornering and sprinting make the criterium exciting for participants and spectators alike, say advocates of the sport.Alpenrose VelodromeCrit resultsThe whir and buzz of bicyclists hitting speeds of nearly 30 mph echoed in downtown Sunday as nearly 150 competitors challenged the 10-block Vancouver Courthouse Criterium.Experienced racer Heather VanValkenburg, 37, of Vancouver said the crit was not her best effort but noted, “My teammate, Amy Campbell (of Portland), won the race.”VanValkenburg, a sixth-grade teacher at Daybreak Middle School in Battle Ground, described the course with its eight turns.“It’s start, turn, you’re going, turn,” she said. “It’s a good course because it has character in it. … Having eight corners makes ita really technical course.” She competed in the Senior Women’s category on her Parlee Z5 bike, worth $5,000.There were nine racing categories and all racers flew by the courthouse at 12th and Franklin streets. City streets were closed and spectators watched from sidewalks, behind yellow police tape.last_img read more

KNWR Opening Ceremony For Marsh Lake Trail

first_imgThe refuge will host a guided 6-mile hike, there will also be a shorter 1-mile length, returning on a new loop of the trail just completed this fall. Marsh Lake Trail is located on Skilak Lake Road, at milepost 16.6, just over 2 miles from the west entrance junction with the Sterling Highway. Beginning at noon, on October 6, guests are invited to join Refuge staff at the newly completed Marsh Lake Trailhead as the trail is officially opened with a ribbon cutting. Marsh Lake Trail was built over a rehabilitated wildland fire fuel break from the 2015 Card Street Fire. It is a wide, rolling trail with few hills. The trail passes a wildlife habitat restoration area which, over time, will show the stages of forest succession, but now makes the first part of the trail windy and more exposed to the elements than the rest of the trail, which passes through old growth boreal forestbefore reaching Marsh Lakecenter_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge will host the Grand Opening and ribbon cutting for Marsh LakeTrail at the trailhead on Skilak Lake Road. Anyone with questions can call the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center at 907-260-2820 for more details.last_img read more

BUSINESS BRIEF Wilmingtons Heilind Electronics Awarded Channel Partner Of The Year Award

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Heilind Electronics, a premier distributor of electronic components worldwide, was recognized with the 2019 Channel Partner of the Year award by Sensata Technologies, a global leader in the development and manufacture of sensors and controls.The award was presented to Heilind Electronics by Sensata’s Vice President of Industrial and Commercial Excellence, Matthew Lesniak, at the 2019 Sensata Sales Summit held earlier this month in Attleboro, Massachusetts. Facilitating the reception was Sensata’s Channel Director, David Foster.“Heilind delivered the highest percentage of new revenue and customers within the Sensata industrial channel,” said Foster. “Heilind will continue to grow with Sensata as we expand our portfolio of leading-edge sensing solutions.”Since Heilind became an authorized distributor for Sensata Technologies in 2016, it has continued to expand its sensor offerings through the integration of several Sensata divisions. In addition to its standard line of Sensata industrial pressure sensors, Heilind’s growing Sensata portfolio includes solid state relays from Crydom, position sensors from BEI, and pressure sensors from both Kavlico and Sensata.“It’s been a pleasure to work with David and his team toward earning this distinction,” said Glen MacGibbon, Vice President of Business Development – Sensors, Heilind Electronics. “To be acknowledged as Sensata’s top channel partner is a testament to our growing success in the sensor market. This is a result of Heilind’s proactive efforts to not only acquire new customers, but to work with them on integrating next-generation designs that meet their custom requirements.”About Heilind ElectronicsHeilind Electronics, Inc. (http://www.heilind.com) is one of the world’s leading distributors of connectors, relays, sensors, switches, thermal management and circuit protection products, terminal blocks, wire and cable, wiring accessories and insulation and identification products. Founded in 1974, Heilind has locations throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, Hong Kong and China. Follow Heilind on Facebook at facebook.com/Heilind and on Twitter at twitter.com/Heilind.About SensataSensata Technologies is a world leader and early innovator in mission-critical sensing, electrical protection, control and power management solutions. Sensata’s operations span twelve countries and cover a broad range of markets, including aircraft, appliance, automotive, HVAC, industrial, marine, military and telecommunications. For more information, visit http://www.sensata.com.(NOTE: The above press release is from Heilind Electronics via PRNewswire.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedBUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Heilind Electronics Expands Sensata PartnershipIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Panduit Honors Wilmington’s Heilind Electronics With 2 Awards for Top Electronics DistributorIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Heilind Electronics Receives Molex Distributor Of The Year AwardIn “Business”last_img read more

Vice President Mike Pence to visit missile facilities in Alaska in February

first_imgVice President Mike Pence plans to visit Alaska in early February to review intercontinental ballistic missile facilities. (Photo: Flickr Creative Commons)On his way to attend the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea in February, Vice President Mike Pence plans to make a stop in Alaska.Listen nowThe White House made the announcement on Wednesday, saying that Pence will visit intercontinental ballistic missile facilities on his stopover in the 49th state.“The Vice President is traveling to the Olympic Games in South Korea to reinforce the strong U.S. presence on the Korean Peninsula and send a clear message of American resolve to the North Korean regime,” Jarrod Agen, the vice president’s Deputy Chief of Staff, said in the announcement.That’s in addition to showing support for American athletes at the games and the U.S. military members stationed in the region.Pence’s travel plans were announced the day after North and South Korea sat down to talk for the first time in two years. Those talks resulted in the opening of a military hotline and the North Korean decision to send a delegation of athletes to the upcoming winter Olympics.Vice President Pence will attend the opening ceremonies at the Olympics on Feb. 9, so his visit to Alaska will likely take place in the days before.last_img read more

Subregistrars office shifting move opposed

first_imgMoosapet: Medchal district BJP unit president Madhavaram Kantha Rao on Friday opposed the shifting of Kukatpally Sub-Registrar’s office in Moosapet to Mytrivanam. At a press conference at the party office in Kukatpally, Rao stated that the officials concerned should withdraw the orders as the office is useful to the local people.The BJP leader stated that people living in Kukatpally and its surrounding areas would find it difficult to go to Moospet. He suggested that the office could be moved behind RTC Bhavan nearby or to one of many vacant lands in Balanagar. He questioned the need for moving the office to a far-off place.last_img

Class 10 boy held for killing 8yearold in hostel in Andhra

first_imgKrishna: An 8-year-old Dasari Aditya, who was found dead in a washroom of BC Welfare Hostel, was allegedly killed by a class 10 student, police said on Wednesday. “The police found the body of class 3rd student Dasari Aditya in BC welfare hostel on Tuesday. Two days ago, Aditya had a minor altercation with a Class 10 student in the same hostel. Aditya abused his senior in filthy language,” Superintendent of Police, Ravindranath Babu told reporters here in a press conference. Also Read – Former Minister Devineni Umamaheswara Rao put on house arrest Advertise With Us “On Monday post-midnight, the accused called Aditya to escort him to the bathroom. At first, he tried to kill Aditya by strangulating but when he did not die, the accused cut off his throat. Later, he washed the knife and ran away after jumping off the wall,” he said. Babu said that the accused returned to the hostel early on Wednesday to escape the needle of suspicion. “However, the dog squad found out the knife and stained clothes. We got suspicion on the boy and inquired him. He has been arrested. We have been provided him psychological counselling,” he said.last_img read more

Former Indian cricketer Pravin Amre to become the new batting coach of

first_imgPravin Amre and Ajinkya Rahane.TwitterFormer Indian player Pravin Amre may become the batting coach of the Indian cricket team. Amre has applied for the post after BCCI invited fresh applications for the posts of head coach, batting coach, bowling coach, fielding coach, physio, strength and conditioning coach and administrative manager for the Men in Blue. July 30 is the deadline for submitting applications.Amre works as the talent scout for the Delhi Capitals and is also working as the batting consultant of the USA cricket team. He was a student of Ramakant Achrekar and also guided Mumbai to the Ranji Trophy title as a coach. The former cricketer has played 11 Tests for India and has scored 425 runs which include a century and three half-centuries. He scored his only Test hundred in his debut match against South Africa in Durban. The 50-year-old former cricketer has also played 37 ODIs and have scored 513 runs with two fifties.Indian head coach Ravi Shastri and his support team including batting coach Sanjay Bangar have got an extension of 45 days which was given by the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) as their contracts got over with the end of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.The Men in Blue crashed out of the World Cup after getting defeated at the hands of New Zealand by 18 runs. The Indian batting order succumbed in front of the Kiwis pace attack and got out cheaply. Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja showed some resilience and helped India make a comeback. But after their wickets fell it was all over for the Indian unit who topped the league table. India’s innings got over for 221 runs as they could not chase a mediocre total of 240 runs due to the failure of their batting order and some decisions regarding team selection. After India’s exit, there were rumours that some of the players are not happy with the head coach, Ravi Shastri and bowling coach Bharat Arun. BCCI also opened the doors of new applications for the coaching staff of the Indian team after the World Cup failure.last_img read more

Class VII student dead aunt injured after truck hits bicycle

first_imgKolkata: A student of Class VII, who was riding on a bicycle as a pillion with his aunt, was killed after being hit by a speeding truck. The victim’s aunt sustained serious injuries and is undergoing treatment at a local hospital.The incident occurred near Padmapukur area of Baruipur in South 24-Parganas on Saturday morning. Police said the victim, Imran Sardar (11), was returning home on his aunt’s bicycle at around 9 am when a truck hit them from behind. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeSardar died on the spot while his aunt received several injuries in various parts of her body. The truck driver and helper fled the spot immediately after the accident happened leaving the vehicle at the site. Local residents rushed to the spot and rushed the injured woman to the hospital. After being informed, the police reached the spot and recovered the body of the victim and sent it for postmortem. The incident resulted in traffic jam in the area for nearly half-an-hour with the vehicles coming to a standstill. The situation was later brought under control by the police personnel. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedSome local residents also staged a demonstration protesting against reckless driving of vehicles. They alleged that there is no proper traffic management system in the area as a result of which accidents often take place in Baruipur. They also claimed that the accident would not have happened had there been some traffic police personnel deployed in the area. The agitation was later lifted by the locals following assurances from the top cops. Police said Sardar was a student of a private school at Madarihat and a resident of Balarampur area of the same district. The vehicle has been seized and raids are being conducted to nab the truck driver.last_img read more

Boston isnt ready to take down Cleveland in the East

first_imgAlso:The NFL is always selling hopeGuests:Nick Wright – Co-host of First Thing’s First joins the show to talk Cavs struggles; why Isaiah Thomas isn’t a great teammate; and if Jayson Tatum is hitting a wall with the CelticsDoug Gottlieb – FS1 Analyst and host of The Doug Gottlieb Show is in-studio talking Coach Cal vs. Coach K, and Cleveland locker room dysfunction.Chris Broussard – College basketball writer is in-studio talking Cavs struggles, and why Ty Lue should consider moving Isaiah Thomas to the bench if he continues to struggle.Jason McIntyre – FS1 Analyst is in-studio talking Cavs struggles, and why LeBron wouldn’t be a good fit with the Rockets.Greg Jennings – FS1 NFL Analyst is talking Eagles/Pats; and why he isn’t as sold as Colin that Andrew Luck is still an elite QB. LeBron is the best overall NBA player of all-timeLeBron scored his 30,000th point last night, joining elite company, and becoming the youngest player to do pass the milestone. Colin thinks LeBron entering the club is even more impressive because LeBron isn’t a scorer first.Even more impressive is that LeBron will end up surpassing Magic’s career assist total, even though he wasn’t surrounded by the anywhere near as talented a supporting cast as Johnson. Michael Jordan may be the greatest player of all-time, but LeBron is the most complete all-around player of all-time. Boston isn’t ready to take down Cleveland in the EastThe Cavs have been a complete mess recently, and the chatter that the Celtics could take out Cleveland and win the East, this year, has become more prevalent.Colin has said Brad Stevens is the best coach in the NBA, but he still thinks Boston is a year away from surpassing Cleveland as the top dog in the conference. Even though the Celtics have the East’s best current record, standout rookie Jayson Tatum has suddenly hit the rookie wall and won’t be a factor in the playoffs. Also, “LeBron stopper” Jae Crowder is now on the Cavs, and there isn’t a clear heir apparent.Boston has done a tremendous job with their rebuild, but they aren’t ready to beat LeBron in a 7 game series, this year.last_img read more

3 New Technologies to Make Shopping More Interactive

first_img Shoppers are entering a brave new world of retail technology that they could find appealing — or annoying.Stores hope to catch customers’ attention and improve the buying experience with interactive devices such as holographic store greeters and mirrors that dispense fashion advice. While these technologies may be eye catching, consumers could find them gimmicky, even irritating.”The more technology, the more you must compensate for it with a human touch,” says Patricia Aburdene, author of Megatrends 2010: The Rise of Conscious Capitalism (Hampton Roads Publishing, 2010). “Technology for its own sake [can be] technology overkill. High tech/high touch is an exquisite balance of technology in service to the human experience of sensuality.”Louis Rosas-Guyon, president of R-Squared Computing, a business technology consulting company, and author of Nearly Free IT for Micro and Small Business (Heroic Cow Publishing, 2009), judges the merits of retail technology on five criteria: convenience, speed, accessibility, advertising-free information and soft selling. “My ideal shopping experience is like a caveman hunting: find my prey, acquire/kill it, and then take it home hanging from my spear, singing songs of victory,” he says. “Any technology that helps me be more efficient when I shop is a winner in my book.”Here are three new retail technologies and the experts’ opinion of them:A holographic greeter.Courtesy of Marketing Ad GroupVirtual GreetersIf you walk by Eye See Solutions in the vision-care area at the Wal-Mart store in Plant City, Fla., you may see a small crowd gathered around a “virtual woman” talking about why you should get an eye exam. This holographic greeter takes the place of an employee at a lower cost, says Dale Gillis, co-owner of Mooresville, N.C.-based Marketing Ad Group, which began promoting the product last summer and has leased about 70 greeters. “You might have to pay someone $10 an hour to be a greeter, while this costs just $2 to $3” an hour based on the monthly leasing cost.Alice Marie Bruce, office manager for Eye See Solutions, an optometry practice that rents space in Wal-Mart, says the Plant City store has seen an increase of about 50 percent for eye exams and almost 60 percent for product sales since installing the virtual greeter in November. “The greeter offers various discounts on products and services through a QR code she displays,” Bruce says. “We can directly attribute these increases to the discounts generated by the scanned QR codes.”Expert opinions: Rosas-Guyon doesn’t foresee long-term success for the holographic greeter. “Ultimately, we are social animals,” he says. “Human interaction is still too important.” Aburdene agrees that short-term cost savings aren’t worth the loss of human interaction. “Greeters are supposed to provide the human touch,” she says. “That’s something technology can’t do — ever.”Related: Why Next-Gen Displays Might Be Your Next Point-of-Sale Marketing ToolInteractive mirrors offer product suggestions and style advice.Courtesy of MirrusInteractive MirrorsMost retailers can’t afford their own style advisors, but Winston Salem, N.C.-based Mirrus has created an interactive mirror that can help customers make fashion choices and generate additional sales. Shoppers either hold up or try on an outfit, then step in front of the mirror, which displays recommended accessories and their location in the store. “Retailers today have to work so hard to get people into the store. This provides a way to keep them there and move them from one department to the next,” says Mirrus founder and CEO Brian Reid, whose company began marketing full-length and countertop mirrors in 2010. When shoppers aren’t using the mirrors, retailers can play videos on such topics as the right way to wear a scarf or the style of sunglasses that best suits different face shapes.Mirrus currently has about 3,000 mirror units installed in clothing stores, sports and entertainment venues, airports and beauty salons around the world. For example, the Paul Mitchell Beauty & Cosmetology School in Charlotte, N.C., which sells hair products and discount haircuts, is testing mirrors that advertise product specials and provide reminders to book an appointment. Reid wouldn’t comment on the mirror’s cost, but he said he tries to “create a financial structure that enables [the business] to recoup the hardware investment in eight months or less.”Expert opinions: Rosas-Guyon says to expect this technology to be adopted quickly by large department stores because it can encourage additional sales. But Aburdene believes the mirrors might be invasive: “The customer is standing in front of a mirror partially dressed and feeling vulnerable, and some hidden force is telling her to buy something? What else can this computer see about me? It’s not great for retailers if it’s not great for customers.”Touchscreens like the Wine Guru let shoppers compare products.Courtesy of Touchpoint Interactive MediaTouchscreensTouchscreens are a growing part of the shopping experience, and they’re becoming more sophisticated. Touchpoint Interactive Media of Dublin, Ireland, for instance, is selling multi-touch technology that brings together many products on one screen so shoppers can compare features. Last year, Vodafone began using Touchpoint’s screens to let customers compare features of various mobile phones in 55 stores across Ireland.”Overall feedback has been very positive,” says Alessandro Quadu, retail operations executive for Vodafone Retail Ireland.”Walking the customer through the process step by step using the screens is a much more interactive experience and allows a much better profiling experience.” Another offering from Touchpoint: the Wine Guru, a virtual wine expert managed by a backend master database that provides information about a store’s selection and costs $40 to $120 a month, depending on the size of the inventory and the bundle of hardware and software used.Expert opinions: Rosas-Guyon is on the fence, saying such touch screens would work best in auto dealerships and other places where buyers need to review large amounts of information before making a decision. But, he adds, “More often than not, when confronted with too much information, humans delay decision making in order to review the facts.” Aburdene is a big fan of the Wine Guru because it provides information many consumers want. “Wine is already a high touch experience, and wine drinkers are technology consumers,” she says, “so this technology is a cost effective balance of high tech/high touch.” Related: Creative Business Uses for Touch-Screen PCs Register Now » August 8, 2012 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 6 min readlast_img read more

REVIEW Avenue London

first_imgeTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) GAYSTARNEWS- This daring restaurant holds its own in London’s well heeled St James area. It offers an indulgent but unpretentious dining experience in the heart of the capital. Evoking an atmosphere of a New York loft, Avenue is not afraid to be bold. High ceilings, real sense of space and striking interior design features include a huge illuminated chandelier sparkling with wine glasses. I was instantly transported to 1970s Manhattan.Live music added to the sense of atmosphere without being too imposing, as did the statement bar, which I was reliably informed by my American guest serves the best Manhattan cocktail in London.Avenue does well to stay on the right side of brash and overly fussy. It has a pared-down menu and excellent but amiable service. This ensured we had a relaxed dining experience and were able to enjoy the meal over the evening without feeling rushed.The latest new menu takes its culinary inspiration from regions that encircle the volcanic ‘Ring of Fire’ zone in the Pacific Ocean basin. Thus, Avenue offers an original, eclectic menu concept. It blends American, Asian and South American fare seamlessly to create an offering that is truly unique.My guest and I were initially unsure of how such diverse cuisines would marry on the plate. But what we enjoyed was a harmony of flavors that gave the dishes we tried complexity and depth without being confused.Avenue prides itself on using high quality, natural ingredients to create dishes that are fresh and full of punch. Diners can choose a whole host of delicacies from the fish roll bar, which has fresh produce every day.My highlight was a melt-in-the-mouth scorched salmon as a starter. It combined beautifully flavoured fish, the tang of pickled mouli with charred Romano pepper. The white soy dressing lifted the dish beyond the sum of its parts. My guest enjoyed a tuna tartare dish with tobiko and citrus notes of yuzu. This expertly brightened a meaty fish. For our main courses, we took advantage of the robata grill. I enjoyed a beautiful cooked lobster in a never-want-it-to-end smoked lime butter. My guest ordered a delicious Aberdeen Angus rib eye steak. This was served with a slightly overly bitter charred lettuce side. Both dishes pared powerful, eclectic flavors with perfect combinations of texture.Other stand out moments included a poached pineapple carpaccio. This was original and refreshing on the palate, in equal measure. The deliciously creamy coconut sorbet remains by far the best I’ve tasted.The wine offerings did not disappoint either. Having already sampled a couple of the top-notch aperitifs from the bar, we went on to enjoy adeptly paired wines with each course of the meal.This included a well-rounded Malbec with the steak and an exquisite Picpoul de Pilet from the Languedoc region of France, which I was informed by our waiter is the new kid on the block when it comes to stand-out, high-quality white wine.Described by the French as a ‘bite of the lip’, the zesty nature of the wine smoothed perfectly with the flavors and textures of the salmon and is one to remember.If you’re looking for an atmospheric and memorable dining experience which blends flavors from across three continents with flare and originality then look no further than Avenue. A veritable ‘Ring of Fire’ culinary treat.For more information, visit avenue-restaurant.co.uk.Words: Catherine RossidesGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .center_img Avenue in St James, London | Photos: Courtesy of Avenue Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski giving classic New York diner a makeover for his first restaurantWhy Austin in Texas is the South’s weirdest, queerest cityGovernment supports Travel Gay Canada’s work to attract more LGBTQ2 touristsRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/review-avenue-london/last_img read more

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first_img The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. One of the emerging health information technology (HIT) initiatives being considered and evaluated by providers across the country is the transformation and modernization of medical imaging strategy — or subsequently —architecture. The promise of a vendor neutral archive (VNA) or an equivalent medical image-object management solution is one of interoperability and rapid, simplified access to all medical imaging assets. This is further enhanced by the ability of the platform to act as a disaster recovery or the backbone of a health information exchange (HIE) with image management capabilities for patient data.Medical image-object management provides an incredible business opportunity, but many healthcare executives have yet to define the requirements, benefits and costs in a manner that justifies the investment. Many provider organizations have delayed efforts and initiatives to the next budget cycle simply due to the lack of a viable, compelling business case. This can be the result of many different factors including long-term existing contracts, sacred cow systems, opportunity costs and exorbitant costs of starting up electronic health records (EHR). Organizations that value preparedness and creativity, however, are finding plenty of ways to find a positive ROI and business case for this effort.  The business objectives for pursuing a long-term, future-minded medical image-object management platforms are very clear either as a consideration for a single-standing hospital or an integrated delivery network (IDN) as they plan for mergers and acquisitions (M&A), modernization, picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) replacement, centralization, support simplification, increased user (referrer and patient) satisfaction, and greater integration with EHR and HIE solutions. The business case effectively choreographs strategic objectives with the investment abilities of an organization to execute across people, process, organizational change and technology. An enterprise solution will enhance medical imaging capabilities across clinical image data flow, work flow and integration between existing EHR and EMR solutions. The business case requires:•  Identifying the technical and functional requirements of an enterprise imaging platform;•  Types of VNA to consider (full, hybrid, PACS-neutral, other);•   Software stack strategies and considerations;•  Developing and delivering education to technical, clinical and executive leadership;•   Conducting a robust vendor selection process;•  Creating a design, build, migration and implementation strategy that includes image-enabling their EHR (Epic, NextGen, Athena Health, etc.); and•   Other strategic and organizational considerations.The business case is the comprehensive roadmap to develop and drive objectives and codify costs and timelines. A growing organization must consider the potential of unique needs based on existing technology, processes and organizational requirements. Additionally, the final solution may need to provide HIE, ACO and disaster recovery capabilities as well as business continuity across existing silos of data. The evaluation and subsequent business case should provide a complete picture of how a VNA solution would drive clinical integration, enterprise-wide image management, reduced costs over time, and image access and sharing in a unified context.Considerations Imaging Strategy. Simply purchasing and starting up a VNA will likely not provide enough opportunity to reduce costs nor provide the type of environment that will bring the value needed for positioning for growth, expansion or changing paradigms. Image and object management that meets the coming challenges of enterprise interoperability (no matter where the image was captured), accounts for non-standard image file types (non-DICOM), and accommodates existing hardware and data center environments without creating disruption or incurring additional costs requires a detailed and informed long-term strategy. Simply buying to keep up with the industry is no longer a viable business decision. Those who succeed will understand the importance of market leadership, capabilities and differentiation. While some of this can be difficult to quantify in true dollars, each must be considered and monetized in a manner that meets the demands and values of the organization. Market Awareness. Knowing the market options takes considerably more effort than ever before. Historically large vendors with multi-layered sales forces managed the market proactively. Most buyers could expect a visit regularly from account and sales managers providing cut sheets, demos, lunch and learns, and even customer events at large association events  such as RSNA, HIMSS, AHRA, RBMA, SIIM, AHIMA and MGMA. For reasons related to both market forces, and legislation and policy, those days are now gone. But an even more important shift has occurred. Much of the leading technology is being created and marketed from smaller firms. And there are many viable options outside the “big iron” companies. This means there is much more effort required in knowing the industry. Yet a full discovery effort must be completed for a fully informed business case. This means looking at the options in all areas of image-management including viewers, VNAs, workflow engines, advanced visualization, voice recognition and reporting, as well as the many subspecialty solutions and widgets. This may require site visits, booth visits, on-site demos and a codified selection process (RFI, RFQ, RFO, RFP) as the sales forces in these emerging solutions are smaller and less funded for providing market-wide initiatives around education.The One-third RuleUnfortunately there is an axiom as old as the healthcare industry: When implementing a new healthcare solution … one-third will succeed, one-third will muddle through with some return on investment, and one-third will fail miserably. Armed with a business case and the quantitative and qualitative components inherent for this enterprise solution, there is a much better chance of making the case and finding yourself and your organization in the successful third. Jef Williams is the chief operating officer at Ascendian Healthcare Consulting and a frequent speaker and writer on healthcare technology topics and enterprise imaging solutions. Hjalmer Danielson is a VP at Ascendian Healthcare Consulting and a frequent contributor to the subject of health information technology.  FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Another mediocre year for high school exams

first_imgExams results for the national exams have revealed another disappointing year with the average grades in modern Greek being 9.94 out of 20 and core maths just 8.58, the latter more than two and half points lower than last year.Most average grades of the joint high school graduation exams and for students seeking entry to state universities in Cyprus and Greece, remain low, many of them lower than last year. The top mark is 20. In total, 7,700 pupils took the exams.An official of the education ministry said on Monday that the low average scores are expected to improve when the new exam system is introduced. Instructions have been given for a reduction in the material taught in state schools.Although still low, the average of 9.94 in modern Greek is actually an improvement compared to the previous three years. In 2017, the average grade was 8.98. In 2015 it was 7.97.Speaking to Sigmalive, head of the education ministry’s exams service, Terpsa Constantinidou, said that this improvement was not random but the result of “effective work”. A lot of emphasis had been given to the subject to prepare students for their exams, she said.The average grade in history – 8.4 – is around a point lower than last year, while the average in Latin, 9.61, is almost four points lower than in 2017.Pupils tested in advanced mathematics received an average of 8.39. Last year the average was 9.68. In core maths, the average was 8.58, more than two and half points lower than last year.The average grade in physics was 9.5, more than two points lower than in 2017.A slight improvement was recorded in biology, where the average was 10.19, almost a point higher than last year.Pupils who sat the chemistry exams received on average 9.81, which is almost at the same levels as in 2017, while in computer science the average was 12.98 compared to last year’s 13.55.The highest average grades were recorded in foreign languages with the highest – 16.65 – in German, followed by French at 14.52. The average in English, which was taken by around 3,000 candidates as it is an obligatory course, was 12.93.Constantinou said that the ministry will analyse these results and give them to the competent departments for their own remarks, before being conveyed to the schools.She added, that this past school year, a new system had been applied, referring to the reform in the educational system that abolished the unified education system in lyceums.She said the exams currently serve two purposes: “There are obligatory subjects for reasons of school graduation and subjects for entry to universities.”As of the 2019-2020 school year, Constantinidou said, there will be two different exams, one for graduation purposes, and one for entry to higher education.“I believe that the average grades will improve as regards graduation,” Constantinidou said.She added that the average for university entry purpose is expected to remain at the same levels. Usually, pupils focus more on their university entry exams, as there is great competition among candidates for a seat in some programme studies that are very popular such as primary education teaching, law and medical schools.Constantinou admitted that the excessive workload of pupils “is an issue” and that the education minister has already given instructions for a reduction in the material taught. You May LikeUniversityBuzzo9 Tuition-Free Colleges That You Didn’t KnowUniversityBuzzoUndoHealthZapThis Old Man Was Not Just A Janitor But A Soldier With A Great ReputationHealthZapUndoNewsXoXo10 Breakfast Foods That Can Make You Energetic & Healthy!NewsXoXoUndo Limassol police investigating attempted murderUndoUrgent work planned on collapsed section of Nicosia wallsUndoFour dead in California garlic festival shootingUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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com.Marton Fucsovics.Paire survived five match points to eventually win 6-4 6-7(4) 7-6(6) after three gruelling hours of topsy-turvy tennis The fans were treated to another tumultuous match when defending champion Roberto Bautista Agut was shown the door by French veteran Gilles Simon Simon who struggled with his form in a difficult 2017 season had fallen to 89 in the ATP rankings But on Wednesday Simon frustrated his Spanish opponent with his punishing groundstrokes to extend his win-loss record to 5-1 against Baustista Agut Gilles Simon beat defending champion Roberto Bautista Agut in straight sets Maharashtra Open The 33-year-old from Nice broke in the sixth game of the opening set and despite the 20th-ranked Spaniard saving a set point while serving at 2-5 Simon had little trouble in closing out the opener 6-3 in 48 minutes Simon produced some delightful shots as he continued to play aggressively in the second set to secure a double break and lead 4-1 Just when it looked like the match was done and dusted Bautista Agut pegged Simon back to 4-4 Bautista Agut looked set to take the match into the decisive third set when he led 5-3 in the tie-break However Simon won four successive points to secure a well-deserved 6-3 7-6(5) win Simon will face another Spaniard in qualifierRicardo Ojeda Lara who later triumphed 6-4 6-4 over BelarusianIlya Ivashka Top seed Marin Cilic a two-time champion at this event was up against home favourite Ramkumar Ramanathan in the big-ticket match of Wednesday The contest between the two big servers was short on long rallies but had plenty of service winners and crafty points at the net Cilic took control of the first set with a break in the fourth game and was largely untroubled despite suffering from a serving lapse at 5-3 He immediately broke back in the next game to win the opener 6-4 In the second set the Croatian dropped just five points on his own serve and a double fault from Ramanathan handed Cilic the all-important break in the second set Top seed Marin Cilic with Ramkumar Ramanathan at the net after their second round match Maharashtra Open Ramanathan tried to ride the loud support in the stands and keep the match competitive but the World No 148 was no match for Cilic’s superior talent and shot-making Cilic marched into the last-16 with a comfortable 6-4 6-3 win and will take on Herbert on Thursday “I gave my best from the first point But when you play against these (top-ranked) players it’s a matter of few points here and there The double fault cost me in the second set and at 5-4 (in the first) I didn’t serve many first serves” Ramanathan said after the loss Second seedKevin Andersonalso started his 2018 campaign on a winning note as he eased into the quarter-finals after his opponent Brazil’sThiago Monteiroretired hurt while trailing 6-7(4) 2-3 Anderson was unable to break Monteiro’s serve in the opener but his superior serving masterclass— the South African finished with 10 aces and dropped only four first-serve points (22/26)— ensured that he was always in the driver’s seat The US Open finalist will next meet seventh seedMikhail Kukushkin who edged past Serbian Djere7-5 7-6(5) Fifth seeded Robin Haase rounded up the action-packed day with a 3-6 7-6(5) 7-5 victory over Argentinian Nicolas Jarry to set up a quarter-final encounter with Paire By Sharanya Gopinathan On June 19 five Adivasi women activists in Jharkand were abducted whilst performing an anti-trafficking themed street play in Kochang village about 90 kilometres from Ranchi They were taken to a nearby forest raped and made to drink urine and the entire attack was videotaped Yesterday morning an unsuccessful raid to arrest the culprits by a 500-strong police contingent was forcibly obstructed by nearly 2000 residents of the village Soon after threepolice officers guarding the house of a parliamentarian were abducted all to prevent the arrest of the two men who masterminded the attack against the five women activists enacting a play against human trafficking I was thinking of this story when I was reading about how many people in the country are raging crying and complaining about a new Thomson Reuters Foundation study that claimed India was the most dangerous country in the world for women The “perception poll” asked 548 gender experts to rank countries on six parameters: non-sexual violence human trafficking cultural and religious practices healthcare gender-based discrimination and sexual assault India fared the worst on sexual violence human trafficking and cultural and religious practices Representational image Reuters The Modi government through the NCW and the Ministry of Women and Child Development has simply rejected the findings of the study outright citing that it is based on the opinion of a few unnamed experts whose qualifications we know nothing about Weirdly the WCD also said that female genital mutilation one of the cultural practices described in the survey doesn’t exist in India which simply isn’t true As it is starting to feel inevitable Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi immediately pointed out that despite the Centre’s stated lack of faith in this survey’s methodology back in 2013 when Modi was the chief minister of Gujarat he had tweeted the results of the previous edition of the same survey (in which India was ranked the fourth worst country for women) asking the UPA when women would feel safe and be a “symbol of positivity” Given that his party isn’t in power right now Rahul Gandhi was happy to tweet the results of this edition of the Thomson Reuters Foundation survey which prompted BJP youth wing president Poonam Mahajan to write an angry essay that included the words “dastardly” “brazenly lying” and “shoot and scoot” accusing Gandhi of slandering a billion Indians Also read on Firstpost:Response to women’s safety poll has been typically sexist and myopic; report should be studied not vilified But the most interesting responses to this survey as usual have come from outside the political establishment Columnist Bikram Vohra published a very angry response to this “Western” study in Firstpost on 26 June This was my personal favourite among all the responses to the study and made me wonder if we were really in 2018 or the real world at all In his column Vohra declared “Surveys like this are grossly hurtful far too casual and slippery in their conclusions” and then went on to display a profoundly hurtful slipperiness in his arguments He set out to make his point that the survey was bogus by making claims like “millennials see no difference between men and women” and that “in sports in executive ladder in science in the arts in cinema and theatre women are on top right across the board” His arguments rely onbets that even the shadiest casino in Goa wouldn’t take “It is a safe bet that 95 percent of Indian men respect their women take care of their families and are good providers (as much as possible)” Heehee It’s impossible at this point not to bring up another Thomson Reuters Foundation’s statistic this one a study that found that a cool 90 percent of rapes reported in India take place at the hands of people known to the victim like relatives and neighbours Or if desi stats are more your style take the latest set of NFHS data which states that 419 percent of Indian men believe that it’s okay to beat your wife for being disrespectful to in-laws for child or house care for cooking badly refusing sex going out without informing the family or suspected infidelity The arguments this columnist made of a country that’s actually quite good for women or to show that India isn’t the worst in the world make for a great example of exactly what plagues the country and makes life so hard for the women in it He makes references to men respecting “their” women and sings praises of the “thousand husbands who get up in the morning and go to work to ensure there is food on the table for their wives and daughters” and the “hundred thousand sons [who] work in the Gulf to send remittances home to ailing mothers and to get sisters wedded” (Perhaps he missed this factoid from a series of pieces by TK Devasia published by Firstpost on migrant workers from Kerala that laid out how “it has been noticed that women send home more money or save more while men spend a good portion of their earnings on personal expenses”) Ideas like these of ownership over female family members and the construction of the ideal family unit in which men work and earn money to provide for their helpless jobless wives and daughters are literally part of the problem or at least feed into the forces that have caused India to be ranked so badly in Thomson Reuters Foundation’s study Journalist Namita Bhandare’s ongoing series of pieces on why Indian women are dropping out of the labour force in droves for example cites the fact that women inevitably have to ask the permission of the men they “belong” to like husbands brothers or fathers in order to work (while it’s an assumed fact that men work and hold down jobs) and the stigma associated with married women working outside the home The opposition to the findings of the study expressed in Vohra’s column seem less rooted in any understanding of the reality of women’s experiences in India and more from a reflexive nationalistic anger that a foreign agency has dared to say that India is worse than Syria Somalia and Pakistan Would he be mollified if we were to go back to fourth place Would it be acceptable if India was merely better for women than Syria It really does feel like it Something about the parochial patriotic anger over being told that Indian women don’t have it so great points you to what’s going on over in Saudi Arabia right now a country that many would imagine to be the worst in the world for women Vohra’s column is filled with outrage on behalf of the nation when the foreign Thomson Reuters Foundation calls the country awful In a sort of neat inverse Saudi Arabian men are currently taking nationalistic credit for the ban on women driving being lifted in their lifetime Forget the decades of painful activism undertaken by Saudi women to be seen as full human beings and the scores of women imprisoned in Saudi jails just for flouting the driving ban What is it about women and their relationship with the nation that makes men take things so very personally Look the Thomson Reuters Foundation survey is not ironclad There’s plenty to point out in opposition to it: its methodology is indeed shaky and you can’t contend that the opinion of 548 anonymous experts makes for irrefutable fact We know that one of its earliest observations that India’s “rape epidemic gets worst by the year [sic]” is both grammatically unsound and factually dubious Thanks to increased awareness and a spate of legal changes like the introduction of the zero FIR Indian women now simply find it fractionally easier to report the rapes that have always been taking place and Narendra Modi’s government has been as useful/useless as any previous government in addressing the causes that lead to sexual violence against women in India Also read on Firstpost —Women’s safety survey: Thomson Reuters Foundation defends its methodology as questions over ‘perception poll’ mount Given the language and parameters it used the Thomson Reuters Foundation study like many others of its ilk also seems to have a visibly colonial eye Did it look as diligently into the actualities of the lives say of American women and the changes that have come their way over the last decade It seems pretty much inevitable right now for example that with the retirement of US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy the controversial Roe v Wade judgement which granted women the right to abortion will be overturned and with the continued defunding of institutions like Planned Parenthood it looks like America will soon be a pretty scary place for women too And of course like some commentators have pointed out there are countries where women live under the guardianship system hundreds of young girls have been abducted and raped in Syria over the last five years and you need four male witnesses to prove rape case in Pakistan But is the point merely to be better than Saudi Syria and Pakistan If we were fourth worst or tenth worst or fifteenth worst on the list could we still look around and feel happy at where we are This morning I read a report in The Print headlined “Tribal politics Naxal campaign overshadow horror of 5 women ‘gang raped’ in Jharkhand” And so apparently they have: no arrests have been made in this horrifying case yet and police and locals seemed locked in a battle of political will This is the kind of country we live in and it doesn’t matter where we rank on any list The Ladies Finger (TLF) is a leading online women’s magazine As far as rock stars go We have buried Christians and lost churches almost on a weekly basis in the North that when security agencies are 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