Spike in number of female prisoners at Alaska prisons

first_imgThe increase in the number of women prisoners in Alaska more than tripled that of male inmate growth between 2004 and 2013.The Alaska Dispatch News reports the statistics released Monday by University of Alaska Anchorage researchers show that the female inmate population grew by about 87 percent over the 10-year period, while the number of male inmates grew by about 24 percent.The state has responded by increasing the number of beds for women at Anchorage Correctional Complex and at the state’s women-only facility, Hiland Mountain Correctional Complex.Lawmakers recently announced that a nonprofit would help review Alaska’s criminal justice system and propose reforms in order to decrease the total prison population, which has grown by more than 50 percent in 10 years.last_img read more

UA Pres Candidate Suggests Streamlining Academic Offerings

first_imgA man vying for the University of Alaska’s top leadership role says he is expecting academic programs to become stronger but fewer in the next decade.The Juneau Empire reports Jim Johnsen is the university’s first choice to replace retiring President Pat Gamble in one of the state’s highest-paying government jobs.State data shows Gamble made $330,000 in 2014.Johnsen started his tour of the state in Juneau and spoke with a small group of lawmakers, leaders and community members Thursday night.He said consolidating programs among the three campuses will strengthen what the university offers and save money by avoiding redundancies.Johnsen is among four finalists out of 24 applicants for the job.The Board of Regents is expected to make a decision by the week of July 28.last_img read more

OnePlus 7 release not confirmed but key specs leaked well in advance

first_imgIBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/0:59Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:57?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition hidden secret inside box revealed Closecenter_img Nothing is kept a secret for long in the technology industry as companies fail to contain information about their upcoming products from reaching the world. While some rumours turn out to be fake, others are on point and that’s exactly the case with OnePlus 7 leaks.OnePlus will launch its 2019 flagship OnePlus 7 in April or May, but the launch date is yet to be officially announced. That hasn’t stopped noted tipsters and sources from giving fans an early peek at what to expect from the anticipated smartphone. There’s no way of knowing for sure that the leaked specs and features of the OnePlus 7 are true, but the consistency with which all rumours align, it is hard not to believe.That said, a new leak was added to the pile of OnePlus 7 rumours – courtesy of SlashLeaks. The leak shows case renders of the unannounced phone, reiterating what has already been revealed in the past. It’s no match to the recently-shared renders of the OnePlus 7 in new gradient avatars, but it helps narrow down certainty on what is coming in the new phone.Based on the freshly leaked image of OnePlus 7 case, the handset is indeed going to don a triple rear-camera setup – first for the brand. We can also see the laser autofocus module and dual-tone LED flash at the back, further assisting in improving smartphone photography. OnePlus is expected to launch three dual-tone OnePlus 7 models with gradient finishT3 via Tiger MobilesThe right side of the phone case has a cut-out for what appears to be OnePlus’ signature Alert Slider, but the position of it has been brought down, which is odd. The power button sits just below the Alert Slider as the case provides protection to the button. The left side of the handset isn’t visible, but expect volume controls there.The biggest and most important highlight here is the presence of a wider cut-out on the top, which is naturally for the pop-up selfie camera – as seen on Oppo R17 Pro and Vivo V15 Pro. At the bottom, there are two cut-outs that are naturally for USB Type-C port and speaker grille. OnePlus 7 leaks in 360-degree video onlineSteve H.McFly (@OnLeaks)/TwitterThe front side of the purported OnePlus 7 is not shown in the leak, but the missing fingerprint sensor at the back suggests an in-display sensor or even an ultrasonic or optical solution. There’s nothing new that we learn from this new leak, but it is good to know that there is a consistency in the leaks, which only means they are closer to the real deal.Based on the previous leaks, we can infer that OnePlus 7 will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, which is the obvious choice in 2019, 8GB/10GB RAM, 128GB/256GB storage, close to 4,000mAh battery with faster than Warp Charge technology, Android Pie-based OxygenOS 9 and a 6.5-inch Full HD+ display without any bezels on any side. Stay tuned for more details.last_img read more

Baltimore ID Cards to Build an Inclusive City Says Pugh

first_imgBy The Associated PressBALTIMORE (AP) — An identification card designed to help undocumented immigrants and other vulnerable people will soon be issued by Baltimore’s Catholic archdiocese.Baltimore’s mayor and Archbishop William Lori on Wednesday announced the launch of the parish identification cards. The IDs will be recognized by city agencies including the police.Mayor Catherine E. Pugh announcing the parish ID program. (Mayor Catherine E. Pugh’s Facebook Page/Courtesy Screenshot)Mayor Catherine Pugh says the effort supports her administration’s goals to “build an inclusive city.”Officials say it will improve public safety by providing identity cards to those who otherwise don’t have any and who avoid speaking to law enforcers due to their immigration status.Applicants will need to be members of a Catholic parish for at least three months before qualifying for one of the new identity cards.last_img read more

Rafael Nadal to open first international tennis academy in Cancun

first_imgCancun, Q.R. — A new tennis academy by a 10-time French Open champion is set to launch in November.Rafael Nadal, a 10-time French Open champion, is taking his tennis academies global with the opening of his first international academy, which will be in Cancun.The Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre Costa Mujeres is set to open in November 2018 and will be his first international school for promising young tennis players. The new facility, which is being constructed in the north portion of Cancun, will offer both tennis classes and weekly programs for both kids and adults.Photo: Rafa Nadal Sports CenterThe new tennis facility will cost around $8 million USD and will be hosted at the Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres hotel as a complement to the Rafa Nadal Academy, located in Mallorca.“In the main centers of tourism in the world, the first of several centers will be located in Mexico, a country that is close in every way,” he said.Nadal did not give the names of the other tourist destinations where they may build, but he did say that some will be in Europe and possibly Asia.“We are seeing the areas where the centers have acceptance and are clear global destinations,” he explained.The project, which began last year, will have eight clay courts, a 7-a- side soccer field, a paddle court and an exhibition of objects and clothing by the Spanish tennis player.Nadal said that the beaches of the Mexican Caribbean leave an impact on him every time he visits, adding that Cozumel is one of his favorite destinations to vacation and that Cancun will soon be a new favorite to promote tennis.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ladysmith Gazettes pick of the top 5 local and international news stories

first_img1. 8-year-old watches as granddad is assaulted in Ladysmith58-year-old Mr Charlie Maistry from Freesia Road, Acaciavale, is still traumatised after being assaulted and stabbed in his tuck shop on Saturday.Read full story: 8-year-old watches as granddad is assaulted in Ladysmith 2. 6 rapists to spend life in prisonFamily Violence, Child Protection & Sexual Offences (FCS) Units in KwaZulu-Natal have secured a total of six life sentences, which were meted out to those accused of rape last month.Read full story: 6 rapists to spend life in prison3. Egerton learners receive Nipper awardsCongratulations to these Egerton learners who received their Nipper awards: Kelsi Hewitt, Tia Kriel, Dyllan Tsirpig and Micaela Hutley.Read full story:Egerton learners receive Nipper awards4. EU calls egg crisis talks to end ‘blaming and shaming’ WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite center_img The EU said Friday it would call an emergency meeting of ministers over insecticide-tainted eggs in a bid to stop “blaming and shaming” over the scandal spreading across Europe.Read full story: EU calls egg crisis talks to end ‘blaming and shaming’5. At least 36 killed in China bus crash: state mediaAt least 36 people were killed and 13 injured when a packed bus slammed into a tunnel wall on an expressway in northern China, state media said Friday.Read full story: At least 36 killed in China bus crash: state mediaClick to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

Face recognition using siamese networks Tutorial

first_imgA siamese network is a special type of neural network and it is one of the simplest and most popularly used one-shot learning algorithms. One-shot learning is a technique where we learn from only one training example per class. So, a siamese network is predominantly used in applications where we don’t have many data points in each class. For instance, let’s say we want to build a face recognition model for our organization and about 500 people are working in our organization. If we want to build our face recognition model using a Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) from scratch, then we need many images of all of these 500 people for training the network and attaining good accuracy. But apparently, we will not have many images for all of these 500 people and so it is not feasible to build a model using a CNN or any deep learning algorithm unless we have sufficient data points. So, in these kinds of scenarios, we can resort to a sophisticated one-shot learning algorithm such as a siamese network, which can learn from fewer data points. Siamese networks basically consist of two symmetrical neural networks both sharing the same weights and architecture and both joined together at the end using some energy function, E. The objective of our siamese network is to learn whether two input values are similar or dissimilar. We will understand the siamese network by building a face recognition model. The objective of our network is to understand whether two faces are similar or dissimilar. We use the AT&T Database of Faces, which can be downloaded from the Cambridge University Computer Laboratory website. This article is an excerpt from a book written by Sudharsan Ravichandiran titled Hands-On Meta-Learning with Python. In this book, you will learn how to build relation networks and matching networks from scratch. Once you have downloaded and extracted the archive, you can see the folders s1, s2, up to s40, as shown here: Each of these folders has 10 different images of a single person taken from various angles. For instance, let’s open folder s1. As you can see, there are 10 different images of a single person: We open and check folder s13: Siamese networks require input values as a pair along with the label, so we have to create our data in such a way. So, we will take two images randomly from the same folder and mark them as a genuine pair and we will take single images from two different folders and mark them as an imposite pair. A sample is shown in the following screenshot; as you can see, a genuine pair has images of the same person and the imposite pair has images of different people: Once we have our data as pairs along with their labels, we train our siamese network. From the image pair, we feed one image to network A and another image to network B. The role of these two networks is only to extract the feature vectors. So, we use two convolution layers with rectified linear unit (ReLU) activations for extracting the features. Once we have learned the features, we feed the resultant feature vector from both of the networks to the energy function, which measures the similarity; we use Euclidean distance as our energy function. So, we train our network by feeding the image pair to learn the semantic similarity between them. Now, we will see this step by step. For better understanding, you can check the complete code, which is available as a Jupyter Notebook with an explanation from GitHub. First, we will import the required libraries: import reimport numpy as npfrom PIL import Imagefrom sklearn.model_selection import train_test_splitfrom keras import backend as Kfrom keras.layers import Activationfrom keras.layers import Input, Lambda, Dense, Dropout, Convolution2D, MaxPooling2D, Flattenfrom keras.models import Sequential, Modelfrom keras.optimizers import RMSprop Now, we define a function for reading our input image. The read_image function takes as input an image and returns a NumPy array: def read_image(filename, byteorder=’>’): img1 = read_image(‘data/orl_faces/s’ + str(ind1+1) + ‘/’ + str(j + 1) + ‘.pgm’, ‘rw+’) img2 = read_image(‘data/orl_faces/s’ + str(ind2+1) + ‘/’ + str(j + 1) + ‘.pgm’, ‘rw+’) img1 = img1[::size, ::size] img2 = img2[::size, ::size] x_imposite_pair[count, 0, 0, :, :] = img1 x_imposite_pair[count, 1, 0, :, :] = img2 #as we are drawing images from the different directory we assign label as 0. (imposite pair) y_imposite[count] = 0 count += 1 nb_filter = [6, 12] kernel_size = 3 #convolutional layer 2 seq.add(Convolution2D(nb_filter[1], kernel_size, kernel_size, border_mode=’valid’, dim_ordering=’th’)) seq.add(Activation(‘relu’)) seq.add(MaxPooling2D(pool_size=(2, 2), dim_ordering=’th’)) seq.add(Dropout(.25)) #flatten seq.add(Flatten()) seq.add(Dense(128, activation=’relu’)) seq.add(Dropout(0.1)) seq.add(Dense(50, activation=’relu’)) return seq Next, we feed the image pair to the base network, which will return the embeddings, that is, feature vectors: input_dim = x_train.shape[2:]img_a = Input(shape=input_dim)img_b = Input(shape=input_dim)base_network = build_base_network(input_dim)feat_vecs_a = base_network(img_a)feat_vecs_b = base_network(img_b) feat_vecs_a and feat_vecs_b are the feature vectors of our image pair. Next, we feed these feature vectors to the energy function to compute the distance between them, and we use Euclidean distance as our energy function: def euclidean_distance(vects): x, y = vects return K.sqrt(K.sum(K.square(x – y), axis=1, keepdims=True)) def get_data(size, total_sample_size): #read the image image = read_image(‘data/orl_faces/s’ + str(1) + ‘/’ + str(1) + ‘.pgm’, ‘rw+’) #reduce the size image = image[::size, ::size] #get the new size dim1 = image.shape[0] dim2 = image.shape[1] count = 0 seq = Sequential() #convolutional layer 1 seq.add(Convolution2D(nb_filter[0], kernel_size, kernel_size, input_shape=input_shape, border_mode=’valid’, dim_ordering=’th’)) seq.add(Activation(‘relu’)) seq.add(MaxPooling2D(pool_size=(2, 2))) seq.add(Dropout(.25)) #now, concatenate, genuine pairs and imposite pair to get the whole data X = np.concatenate([x_geuine_pair, x_imposite_pair], axis=0)/255 Y = np.concatenate([y_genuine, y_imposite], axis=0) return X, Y Now, we generate our data and check our data size. As you can see, we have 20,000 data points and, out of these, 10,000 are genuine pairs and 10,000 are imposite pairs: X, Y = get_data(size, total_sample_size)X.shape(20000, 2, 1, 56, 46)Y.shape(20000, 1) Next, we split our data for training and testing with 75% training and 25% testing proportions: x_train, x_test, y_train, y_test = train_test_split(X, Y, test_size=.25) Now that we have successfully generated our data, we build our siamese network. First, we define the base network, which is basically a convolutional network used for feature extraction. We build two convolutional layers with ReLU activations and max pooling followed by a flat layer: def build_base_network(input_shape): # read the two images img1 = read_image(‘data/orl_faces/s’ + str(i+1) + ‘/’ + str(ind1 + 1) + ‘.pgm’, ‘rw+’) img2 = read_image(‘data/orl_faces/s’ + str(i+1) + ‘/’ + str(ind2 + 1) + ‘.pgm’, ‘rw+’) #then we convert the image to numpy array using np.frombuffer which interprets buffer as one dimensional array return np.frombuffer(buffer, dtype=’u1′ if int(maxval) For an example, let’s open one image: Image.open(“data/orl_faces/s1/1.pgm”) When we feed this image to our read_image function, it will return as a NumPy array: img = read_image(‘data/orl_faces/s1/1.pgm’)img.shape(112, 92) Now, we define another function, get_data, for generating our data. As we know, for the siamese network, data should be in the form of pairs (genuine and imposite) with a binary label. First, we read the (img1, img2) images from the same directory and store them in the x_genuine_pair array and assign y_genuine to 1. Next, we read the (img1, img2) images from the different directory and store them in the x_imposite pair and assign y_imposite to 0. Finally, we concatenate both x_genuine_pair and x_imposite to X and y_genuine and y_imposite to Y: size = 2total_sample_size = 10000 #read images from different directory (imposite pair) while True: ind1 = np.random.randint(40) ind2 = np.random.randint(40) if ind1 != ind2: break #as we are drawing images from the same directory we assign label as 1. (genuine pair) y_genuine[count] = 1 count += 1 count = 0 x_imposite_pair = np.zeros([total_sample_size, 2, 1, dim1, dim2]) y_imposite = np.zeros([total_sample_size, 1]) #read images from same directory (genuine pair) while ind1 == ind2: ind1 = np.random.randint(10) ind2 = np.random.randint(10) #reduce the size img1 = img1[::size, ::size] img2 = img2[::size, ::size] #first we read the image, as a raw file to the buffer with open(filename, ‘rb’) as f: buffer = f.read() #initialize the numpy array with the shape of [total_sample, no_of_pairs, dim1, dim2] x_geuine_pair = np.zeros([total_sample_size, 2, 1, dim1, dim2]) # 2 is for pairs y_genuine = np.zeros([total_sample_size, 1]) #store the images to the initialized numpy array x_geuine_pair[count, 0, 0, :, :] = img1 x_geuine_pair[count, 1, 0, :, :] = img2 for i in range(int(total_sample_size/10)): for j in range(10): for i in range(40): for j in range(int(total_sample_size/40)): ind1 = 0 ind2 = 0 #using regex, we extract the header, width, height and maxval of the image header, width, height, maxval = re.search( b”(^P5\s(?:\s*#.*[\r\n])*” b”(\d+)\s(?:\s*#.*[\r\n])*” b”(\d+)\s(?:\s*#.*[\r\n])*” b”(\d+)\s(?:\s*#.*[\r\n]\s)*)”, buffer).groups() def eucl_dist_output_shape(shapes): shape1, shape2 = shapes return (shape1[0], 1)distance = Lambda(euclidean_distance, output_shape=eucl_dist_output_shape)([feat_vecs_a, feat_vecs_b]) Now, we set the epoch length to 13, and we use the RMS prop for optimization and define our model: epochs = 13rms = RMSprop()model = Model(input=[input_a, input_b], output=distance) Next, we define our loss function as the contrastive_loss function and compile the model: def contrastive_loss(y_true, y_pred): margin = 1 return K.mean(y_true * K.square(y_pred) + (1 – y_true) * K.square(K.maximum(margin – y_pred, 0)))model.compile(loss=contrastive_loss, optimizer=rms) Now, we train our model: img_1 = x_train[:, 0]img_2 = x_train[:, 1] model.fit([img_1, img_2], y_train, validation_split=.25, batch_size=128, verbose=2, nb_epoch=epochs) You can see how the loss decreases over epochs: Train on 11250 samples, validate on 3750 samplesEpoch 1/13 – 60s – loss: 0.2179 – val_loss: 0.2156Epoch 2/13 – 53s – loss: 0.1520 – val_loss: 0.2102Epoch 3/13 – 53s – loss: 0.1190 – val_loss: 0.1545Epoch 4/13 – 55s – loss: 0.0959 – val_loss: 0.1705Epoch 5/13 – 52s – loss: 0.0801 – val_loss: 0.1181Epoch 6/13 – 52s – loss: 0.0684 – val_loss: 0.0821Epoch 7/13 – 52s – loss: 0.0591 – val_loss: 0.0762Epoch 8/13 – 52s – loss: 0.0526 – val_loss: 0.0655Epoch 9/13 – 52s – loss: 0.0475 – val_loss: 0.0662Epoch 10/13 – 52s – loss: 0.0444 – val_loss: 0.0469Epoch 11/13 – 52s – loss: 0.0408 – val_loss: 0.0478Epoch 12/13 – 52s – loss: 0.0381 – val_loss: 0.0498Epoch 13/13 – 54s – loss: 0.0356 – val_loss: 0.0363 Now, we make predictions with test data: pred = model.predict([x_test[:, 0], x_test[:, 1]]) Next, we define a function for computing accuracy: def compute_accuracy(predictions, labels): return labels[predictions.ravel() Now, we compute the accuracy of model: compute_accuracy(pred, y_test)0.9779092702169625 In this tutorial, we have learned to build face recognition models using siamese networks. The architecture of siamese networks, basically consists of two identical neural networks both having the same weights and architecture and the output of these networks is plugged into some energy function to understand the similarity. To learn more about meta-learning with Python, check out the book Hands-On Meta-Learning with Python. Read next What is Meta-Learning? Introducing Open AI’s Reptile: The latest scalable meta-learning Algorithm on the block “Deep meta reinforcement learning will be the future of AI where we will be so close to achieving artificial general intelligence (AGI)”, Sudharsan Ravichandiranlast_img read more

The allnew TripAdvisor is now available to travellers globally

first_imgThe all-new TripAdvisor is now available to travellers globallyTripAdvisor (NASDAQ:TRIP) today announced that travellers worldwide can join the all-new TripAdvisor. Over a decade ago, TripAdvisor changed the way consumers researched and planned travel. The new TripAdvisor transforms travel again by becoming the one place online that allows consumers to effortlessly discover, save and share great recommendations when planning a trip. Beyond enjoying more than 702 million reviews and opinions, travellers can now get useful and relevant advice from the people and experts they trust.Consumers want to travel with confidence and maximise the value of every trip, but travel planning can be overwhelming with so many different sources of online and offline information. While the wisdom of the crowds is helpful, travellers want to factor in the advice of friends and family more when making decisions. Starting today, travellers searching the new TripAdvisor for places to go, things to do, and where to stay or eat can discover helpful travel recommendations and advice from the people and experts they have chosen to follow. They can then easily save and share ideas to plan and book their perfect trip.“We’re very excited to be changing travel yet again. Just as you have your go-to site or app for music and shopping, we are making sure TripAdvisor is now your go-to resource for travel,” said Stephen Kaufer, president and CEO, TripAdvisor. “The new TripAdvisor provides its members with great content from the people, brands and influencers they rely on for travel and in-destination advice before and during their trip. With the introduction of new voices to TripAdvisor, travellers can better plan their trips by easily finding their ideal hotel, experience or restaurant.”Travellers now have access to helpful and inspirational videos, photos, articles and guides from friends and family, as well as from over a thousand brands, publishers, and influencers including National Geographic, Time Out, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Condé Nast Traveller, The Points Guy, Blonde Abroad, as well as local influencers Lauren Bath and Nicola Easterby (Polkadot Passport). A new feature called “Trips” enables travellers to collaborate with others by saving, organising, sharing and creating lists or in-depth guides highlighting their favourite hotels, restaurants, experiences in a particular destination.Plan your best trip with the new TripAdvisorTripAdvisor has always been recognised as the leading travel review website by consumers. The new TripAdvisor, which features some familiar social tools available on other sites, is expanding to offer travellers new ways to plan their journey.In addition to the ability to “Like”, “Repost” and “Share” the more than 702 million reviews and opinions on TripAdvisor, it is now easy for members to:Follow others they trust: The global TripAdvisor community has expanded beyond travellers. In addition to friends and family, members can follow more than a thousand trusted brands, publishers and social media influencers that have already joined the beta experience. Members can enjoy inspiring and helpful photos, videos, Trip guides and articles from others directly within the travel feed.Discover advice and recommendations via their travel feed: Upon logging in, a member’s homepage transforms into a personalised feed of information based on who they follow.As a member searches for a specific destination, their travel feed automatically surfaces relevant content from the global TripAdvisor community. For example, a member planning a trip to Paris on TripAdvisor will discover helpful information such as a food critic’s article on the best restaurant in the city, an influencer’s travel guide of must-do experiences, a friend’s review of a new hotel near the Eiffel Tower and more. And while other social media sites stop at inspiration, TripAdvisor makes inspirational content actionable. Simply click through to a business listing to reserve a table, book the adventure of a lifetime, or save money when booking the perfect place to stay — all without ever leaving the site or app.Create Trips: Members are now able to create and access Trips, which is a collaborative way to privately plan and share ideas with friends and family. Trips can also be made public and shared with the community to inspire and help others. For example, members can create in-depth travel guides, itineraries or simple wish lists of things to do while travelling: “Top 10 Restaurants in New York City”, “The Best Museums in London” or “48 Hours in Singapore.”See what friends and family recommend: Members are now able to find and follow their Facebook friends who are on TripAdvisor and see their reviews and ratings of hotels, experiences and restaurants as they use the site.Kaufer added, “This is just the beginning for TripAdvisor as we continue to work with the community to build the best experience for travellers worldwide. In the coming weeks, we will welcome more brands and influencers to the travel feed and will allow members to upload and share videos and articles.”With nearly half a billion unique visitors every month, TripAdvisor has one of the most high-intent travel audiences in the world, and a growing number of brands and influencers are turning to the platform versus other channels to engage with its global community.Click here for additional information on how to join.Interested owners and operators of hotels, restaurants and experiences businesses can click here for more information.With support for 28 languages, the new site and app experience is now available to TripAdvisor members worldwide. Travellers who are new to TripAdvisor will have to create a free account to begin accessing the latest experience.Source = TripAdvisorlast_img read more

Hotel Ovolo Central unveils invigorating evolution in Hong Kong

first_imgSource = Ovolo Hotels Hotel Ovolo Central unveils invigorating evolution in Hong KongHotel Ovolo Central unveils invigorating evolution in Hong KongOvolo Central, the city’s most conveniently-located designer hotel on Arbuthnot Road, has been transformed into a stimulating space that pays tribute to the fun and playful atmosphere of Central, and brings a fresh hospitality concept to downtown Hong Kong.Just a stone’s throw away from Hong Kong’s most famous landmarks, including Soho, Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts, the city’s iconic escalators, and Hollywood Road’s antique stores and art galleries, Ovolo Central is at the heart of the action, with unbeatable proximity to Hong Kong’s lively bars and renowned restaurants.The very first Ovolo to ever exist, Ovolo Central unveils a brand new façade – a delicate, glazed black metal grid – that creates a user-friendly, residential expression. Its transparency increases natural daylight and ventilation to the interiors, and now features four new entrances, with a lobby seating area that showcases a modern fireplace, alongside Ovolo’s signature ‘globe’ light and stainless steel ‘egg wall’. The ground floor and the lower floor are connected by a linear staircase, allowing additional daylight to filter in, inviting people to move easily between levels.The boutique designer hotel features an array of unique and edgy design elements and channels a modern, funky aesthetic replete with custom-made artworks, luxurious fabrics and design accents riffing on the city’s east-meets-west heritage. A standout is the first-floor state-of-the-art meeting room, which also connects onto a spacious balcony, with a carefully curated art collection by MAKE throughout the space. Boasting 41 spacious rooms, each with its own edgy, rock-n-roll vibe and unique commissioned artworks, Ovolo Central promises a cozy and comfortable stay.The new Platinum rooms, designed by Monique McIintock Interiors, showcase exposed windows, sleek TV displays and edgy drinks cabinets, plus a generous range of standard stay inclusions, from free super-speed WiFi, free happy hour drinks and an in-room Nespresso machine, to free laundry, free gym access and an in-room Amazon Alexa.Most noteworthy is Ovolo Central’s Radio Suite, designed by award-winning firm ALT-254, which spans the entire top floor of the hotel measuring 700 sq ft. Featuring an unbeatable view and a sleek, modern design, the suite is perfect for today’s modern traveller looking for a one-of-a-kind hotel stay in an entirely original space.This revamped boutique designer hotel also boasts an exceptional flagship food and beverage offering. VEDA, Hong Kong’s first vegetarian hotel restaurant spearheaded by celebrated vegetarian chef Hetty McKinnon, brings an array of plant-based dishes that burst with flavours. Signature dishes include Nepalese Ricotta and Spinach Momos (HK$78) with a smoked chilli and tomato achaar, a vegan-friendly Soba Noodle Salad (HK$68/118) with a stunning ginger and shallot dressing, and the unmistakable Baked Aloo Gobi (HK$78/130), a roasted whole or half cauliflower served with crispy potatoes and a curry sauce.Served alongside the menu are an extensive list of Australian wines and an innovative cocktails menu. Designed by MAKE and KplusK Associates, VEDA offers city dwellers a stunning variety of affordable, healthy options.“Right here… Right now! That’s what Ovolo Central is all about. Ovolo Central was my very first hotel, and what we’ve created here is a ‘New Sensation’ right in the epicentre of Hong Hong. An exciting new look and feel that is bursting with Ovolo personality. So our shiny, happy guests not only get to experience cool art, original designs, great music, and our fantastic new vegetarian restaurant VEDA, they get it all in an unmatched location,” says Girish Jhunjhnuwala, Founder & CEO of Ovolo Hotels Group.For more information and to book, visit: www.ovolohotels.comlast_img read more

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first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Jordan Hicks signed a four-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals on Friday, the team officially announced.The deal will pay him up to $36 million. It includes a $12 million signing bonus and $20 million is guaranteed, reports NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.After suffering an Achilles injury in 2017, Hicks returned to play 12 games last season, tallying career highs with 91 tackles and three sacks. Top Stories (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) While he proved his pass coverage skills well before that — Hicks posted career highs with five picks and 11 passes defensed in 2016 — he graded out 10th in the NFL in run-defense during the 2018 season, per Pro Football Focus. PFF ranked Hicks as the top free agent linebacker.Related LinksJoining Cards a surprise homecoming for Terrell Suggs, Brett HundleyFormer Bears receiver Kevin White signs with CardinalsArizona Sports NFL Mock Draft Tracker: Who’s next for the Cards at No. 1?With the Cardinals releasing middle linebacker Josh Bynes before free agency hit and as free agent Deone Bucannon prepares to join former Arizona coach Bruce Arians in Tampa Bay, former first-round pick Haason Reddick is the only Cardinals inside linebacker who played snaps last year that is on the roster.Under defensive coordinator Vance Joseph’s guidance, the Cardinals will be switching to a 3-4 look, shifting former defensive end Chandler Jones to outside linebacker. Arizona also added Tucson-raised outside linebacker Brooks Reed before the free agency period began and inked fellow outside linebacker Terrell Suggs, who went to Hamilton High School in Chandler and then ASU before embarking on his NFL career.Hicks, 26, was a third-round draft pick by Philadelphia in 2015 out of Texas.Arizona entered free agency wanting to spend smartly but needing quality additions at linebacker. Big-name linebackers Kwon Alexander (four years, up to $54 million) and C.J. Mosley (five years, up to $85 million) have already agreed to pricey deals with the San Francisco 49ers and New York Jets, respectively. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 3 Comments   Share   last_img read more

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talked about the challenges new businesspeople face. and Kayla Effertz Kleven, executive vice president of the North Dakota Pharmacy Service Corp. took a similar stance He said the pharmacy group stays out of legislative issues that don’t involve pharmacies but that its members consciously avoid selling tobacco productsIn September the dental association passed a resolution in support of raising North Dakota’s tobacco tax from 44 cents to $220 per pack of cigarettes Holman said Voters in November rejected the increase after the tobacco industry helped fight to defeat it said Kristie Wolff a lobbyist for the American Lung AssociationSo far in this session of the North Dakota Legislature there have been no bills attempting to raise the tobacco tax There was legislation proposed to increase the tobacco-buying age to 19 but that failed last month in the HouseWolff said that as far as she knows tobacco lobbyists did not publicly oppose the bill to raise the age to buy tobacco Though a lobbyist for the North Dakota Petroleum Marketers Association whose members include Altria and Reynolds spoke against the bill during a committee hearingAnother tobacco-related matter at hand for North Dakota lawmakers is the fate of BreatheND the state’s tobacco prevention and control agency The Senate voted last month to eliminate the agency and move the tobacco settlement money it receives to the state Health Department The legislation now goes to the HouseWolff said tobacco lobbyists have been publicly silent on this legislation because the tobacco settlement restricts their involvementWith spotlight off conflicts returnAt stake in this session of the Minnesota Legislature is a bill to slash the maximum tax on a cigar from $350 to 50 cents as well as the future of the annual inflation adjustment on the state’s tobacco tax Tobacco firms favor cutting the cigar tax and getting rid of the inflation adjustmentAmong the Altria lobbyists in Minnesota is Todd Hill who also represents the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) of Minnesota health care workers Hill recognized as the state’s Lobbyist of the Year in 2013 did not return phone or email messages nor did the SEIUIn a statement the chairman of ACOG’s Minnesota branch said his group advocates "for policy and legislation that benefits patients and ob-gyns" "Mr Hill is not working for us on any tobacco issues this session" Dr Douglas Creedon said adding that the congress is confident in Hill’s "ability to help us achieve our legislative goals"Another Altria lobbyist in Minnesota is James Clark who’s registered to represent about 10 different clients in the health field including Minnesota Oncology Hematology a network of cancer clinicsRandall Thompson executive director of the clinic network said Clark’s law firm Messerli & Kramer has represented the network well at the statehouse Although Thompson emphasized that he was not saying the network has no problem with Clark’s tobacco lobbying "To be honest with you it’s not really been thought about" Thompson saidNancy Haas a Messerli & Kramer representative said that before clients hire the firm to lobby for them they have the chance to discuss any potential conflicts of interest with existing clients The firm "openly addresses any concerns to ensure that our clients are informed as we serve their needs" she saidIn the 1990s the lawsuit that prompted the tobacco settlement put a spotlight on the tobacco lobby like never before said Weigum president of the Association for Nonsmokers-Minnesota Health groups in the state consequently told their lobbyists: "You have to pick You either need to get rid of tobacco work or you’re losing us because we are not going to be compromised in this way" she recalledFor a while this ultimatum ended simultaneous lobbying for tobacco and health groups but gradually it resumed Weigum said "Once the spotlight was off of it the practice was back just as strong as it ever was" she saidMinnesota:Altria Todd Hill American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Service Employees International Union (SEIU) of Minnesota health care workers James Clark Minnesota Oncology Hematology and nine other health-related groups Sarah Erickson Coalition of Addiction RecoveryNorth Dakota:Altria John Olson North Dakota Dental Association North Dakota Hospital Association North Dakota Pharmacy Service Corp? this may just be your dream job. on the other he has stirred fear and loathing. Vietnam (AP) — HANOI, It also described as a blackmail those accusing Buhari of lack of prompt action on the killing. it sounds somehow, According to them,Credit: Lucas Murphy"The police officer who was sitting in the car made eye contact with me.

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was asked to submit its report by the end of February Share This Article Related Article Speaking to PTI Benegal said the I&B ministry has given an extension to the panel after it sought more time to analyse in-depth the feedback it had received from various stakeholders and come out with a thorough report “The committee will now submit the report by April end” he said The committee had been constituted by the I&B ministry to provide a framework for film certification and for a holistic interpretation of the provisions of the Cinematograph Act and Rules The panel was formed against the backdrop of a string of controversies related to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) under the stewardship of its current chairman Pahlaj Nihalani A few days before the panel was constituted I&B Minister Arun Jaitley had said he felt a time had come to have a look at the role of the CBFC which needs to be “controversy-free” Apart from Benegal the committee includes actor Kamal Haasan filmmakers Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Gautam Ghose adman Piyush Pandey film critic Bhawana Somaaya and some officials For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Published: September 5 2016 9:13 pm Antoine Griezmann extended his contract with Atletico Madrid in June despite media reports he might move to PSG (Source: Reuters) Top News France forward Antoine Griezmann says he would only leave Atletico Madrid if manager Diego Simeone also quit the La Liga club Griezmann has flourished under Simeone scoring over 50 goals since moving to the Vicente Calderon from Real Sociedad in 2014 The 25-year-old extended his contract with Atletico in June despite media reports he might move to Paris St Germain Simeone has won the Europa League King’s Cup and La Liga with Atletico The 46-year-old Argentine also led the club to their second Champions League final in three years “The only doubt would be if Simeone leaves for PSG or wherever I called him before extending my contract and he confirmed to me that he was staying” Griezmann told French TV programme Telefoot “I can learn a lot from him PSG are not my goal at the moment I’m happy in Spain I’m always proud to be popular with the fans I try to smile and do my best If they like it it’s even better” Atletico who have started the new campaign with two points from their opening two games will look for their first win at Celta Vigo on Saturday For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Divya Goyal | Ludhiana | Updated: May 10 2016 6:40 am Khalsa Aid volunteers supply water in Latur Express Related News As Maharashtra continues to battle extreme water crisis due to drought a group of Sikhs from Punjab are providing relief by bringing potable water to their doorstep Close to one lakh litres of water is being ferried on a daily basis and are being distributed among the poor in parched Latur Nanded Prabhani and other areas that need assistance While the Maharashtra Tank Lorry Owners’ Association in coordination with the government has sent 10 vehicles to Prabhani and Nanded volunteers of Khalsa Aid organisation are working in Latur Their noble work however is facing a few challenges Speaking to The Indian Express over phone Amarpreet Singh a volunteer in Latur said “Our aim is to continue distributing water in Latur for a month at least We landed here on May 1 but the ground situation is far worse than what is being reported in the media We have hired 15 tankers of 6000 litres each We are buying water at over double the price here and distributing it to the poor One tanker normally costs Rs 600 but it at the moment it costs around Rs 1600 Around 200 litres of water is being distributed to each family” Share This Article Related Article Claiming that one lakh litres of water approximately is being distributed in Latur on a daily basis Amarpreet said “We are sourcing water from a place which is located 25-30 kms away Sadly water is now being sold on the black market As such the poor cannot afford it” Similarly the Tank Lorry Owners’ Association headed by Gurmeet Singh Bal is bearing a cost of Rs 125 lakh daily to run the 10 vehicles ferrying water approximately daily in Nanded and Prabhani “Our association is opened for all It is not just Sikhs but people from all religions are contributing to the noble cause It is only after we got permission from the Maharashtra transport minister that our tankers are helping in distributing water It will continue for 45 days till the onset of monsoons The total project will cost us Rs 50 lakh or more” said Bal For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Arita Sarkar | Mumbai | Published: October 8 2016 5:57 am The committee will conduct public hearings and analyse the 13000-odd suggestions and objections BMC received for the draft plan (Source: File photo) Top News The Congress and the NCP were in for a shock after the names of the three elected representatives — who would be part of the planning committee of the Development Plan 2034 — were announced on Friday The names announced by mayor Snehal Ambekar were Shiv Sena and BJP corporators leading to the Congress calling the entire process “undemocratic” Two months ago the state government had decided to include three corporators as part of the six-member planning committee of the Development Plan 2034 The committee will conduct public hearings and analyse the 13000-odd suggestions and objections BMC received for the draft plan On Friday mayor Snehal Ambekar announced that two members from the Shiv Sena including leader of the House Trushna Vishwasrao and standing committee chairman Yashodhar Phanse and BJP corporator and group leader Manoj Kotak would comprise the three who would sit on this committee The decision came as a surprise for the opposition parties since they had expected the panel to include at least one member from the Congress Terming the selection process ‘undemocratic’ Congress corporator Pravin Chheda and others said they will take the matter to court “They are manipulating norms and have made an unfair selection It is well known that we have opposed the open spaces policy and construction on salt pan lands and the BJP and the Sena want to remove all voices of dissent from the panel” he said Chheda added they will seek a stay on hearings by the panel from the court Last month the Sena supported by other parties demanded that all the group leaders be included in the panel along with the three state-appointed members Sources within the Sena had earlier stated that apart from two members from their party they would nominate opposition leader and Congress corporator Pravin Chheda When contacted Kotak said “The mayor announced the names in the general body meeting We never insisted on being a part of the committee If Chheda had an objection with the selection then he should have spoken up during the session” Sena corporators however stated that the decision to exclude Chheda and nominate Kotak was taken at the last minute “Our party leaders were pressurised by the state government to include Kotak instead We at least get to hold two positions on the panel while four members will represent the BJP” said a Sena corporator requesting anonymity The other three members of the panel — former additional chief secretary Gautam Chatterjee former chief engineer (DP) Sudhir Ghate and former deputy director (town planning) Suresh Surve – were appointed by the state government on August 12 As per norms of the Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning Act the panel will have to submit their report on the suggestions and objections to the general body by November 26 (six months after the revised draft of the DP was submitted) aritasarkar@expressindiacom For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top News I’m going to go again with Williams, says opportunities for rappers are increasing in 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download Indian Express App More Top NewsGlasgow: Saina Nehwal on Saturday settled for a bronze medal as her impressive run at the World Championships came to an end after a heart-breaking loss against Rio Olympics bronze medallist Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in the women’s singles semi-final. We resolve that all unreasonable punishments arising from the February 9 incident are revoked.popularly known as ? Kamya was one of the first people to share in public, He suggested a cover be done and decided to work with Indian Raga,and solutions, Haha aww thank you Sid!!! Love you ? http://s.tco/kldjQ9HrNT — Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) November 24 2016 20:05: Dear Zindagi is another powerful performance by Alia Bhatt As a young cinematographer conflicted about love she has aced her act Shah Rukh has a cameo but still owns the screen everytime he appears as counsellor jehangir Khan?Written by Khushboo Sandhu | Chandigarh | Published: April 10will host bookmaker Dayanita Singh and artist Shilpa Gupta. while applauding the Election Commission for a high voter turnout in the Lok Sabha polls.

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Howeverthat is not what the learned judges have done They have said that the area in question is not riverbed or floodplain That question had been gone into at great and learned length by both the judges (Justice Sikri and Justice Rekha Sharma) in the high court judgment Their treatment of the subject was persuasive Howeverthe Supreme Court brushes it aside and comes to its own conclusion The expert opinion it relies on is that of government bodies which cannot be expected to be objective and which tend to provide convenient opinions to the powers that be The basis for saying that the area is not in the floodplain of the Yamuna is that it now stands protected by the embankment built to protect the Akshardham temple complex This was the argument in the high courtand it had been dismissed as fallacious The high court had questioned the manner in which NEERI and the ministry of environment and forests had changed their positions It is that disingenuous and discredited argument that the Supreme Court has accepted as an expert finding It is a curious argument If areas protected by embankments technically cease to be floodplainsit is possible to narrow the floodplains progressively by building embankments closer and closer to the river The culmination of this process would be two walls very close to the river on either side; we can then say that the river has no floodplain Did the Supreme Court consider this reductio ad absurdum Besidesthe important point is not whether the area in question is riverbed or floodplain or neither Though the high court had discussed the riverbed/floodplain issuesits order does not talk about these It refers only to the impact that the proposed constructions will have on the ecology of the river It is to determine this that it orders the setting up of an expert committee The Supreme Courts ex cathedra pronouncement that the area is not riverbed or floodplain commits two errors: it sets aside the high courts order on the basis of a wrong understanding of the order; and it leaves the crucial question of impact unanswered What the judgment reveals is a certain way of thinking prevalent not merely in government but in society in generaland now evidently in the judiciary as well The Commonwealth games are important; the Yamuna is not The environment minister can take the Yamuna off his agenda The writer is a former civil servant For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Hina Rohtaki | Chandigarh | Published: July 25 2016 8:30 am Top News The voting rights of the nominated councillors are in the limelight once again BJP councillor Satinder Singh has decided to take up the matter with the Speaker of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha UT administrator MP Kirron Kher and other senior party leaders Quoting Article 243 of the Indian Constitution Satinder said: “When the said article doesn’t allow any voting rights to the nominated councillors then how come in Chandigarh it is not in accordance with the law I have decided to take up the matter with the authorities” said Satinder Four months ahead of the municipal corporation elections efforts are being made to think over the issue of nominated councillors Recently in repeated incidents heated arguments took place between Congress councillors and nominated councillors During a recent meeting of the municipal corporation the arguments between Congress councillor Subhash Chawla and nominated councillor Aruna Goel turned so ugly that the latter threatened to slap Chawla Chawla replied by saying that anyone who hits him once will get four The nominated councillors even told the Congress that they would plead in front of them for votes during the mayor elections Watch Video: What’s making news Chawla has already sought information under the Right to Information (RTI) Act about the qualification of the nominated councillors and documents of recommendation if any BJP leaders Harmohan Dhawan and Satya Pal Jain are also against the voting rights of nominated councillors They had clearly stated that since the elections of the civic body were scheduled to be held in the year-end it was high time to get the amendment in the act For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Pune | Updated: July 17 2016 4:47 am Dattatrey Phuge in his gold shirt Top News A Judicial magistrate on Saturday sent seven suspects in the alleged murder of ‘gold man of Pune’ Datta Phuge to seven days police custody The police have arrested a total of nine suspects so far of which two were sent to judicial custody Late Friday night the police arrested the alleged masterminds of the crime Atul Amrut Mohite (25) Shaukat Attar (24) Sushant Pawar (20) and Tushar Jadhav (20) all residents of Bharatmata Nagar Dighi The police had earlier arrested Amol alias Balli Kailas Pathare (24) of Mhaske Wasti Alandi Road Shailesh Suryakant Walke (26) of Yamai Nagar Dighi Vishal Parkhe (32) of Vishrantwadi Nivrutti alias Bal Kisan Walke (45) of Dighi and Prem alias Kakka Dholpuriya (23) of Bopkhel Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news Senior police investigator NK Ghogre of Dighi police station told the court that the arrested suspects were not cooperating with the investigators and hence their custodial interrogation was required The police said that the deceased was operating the Vakratunda Chit Fund Company Many local persons had invested money in it and he had given loans to some people at a high rate of interest The police said Phuge was also involved in several financial disputes “We need to investigate if there was any other motive behind the suspects committing the murder other than the financial one” said Ghogre On Thursday night the assailants called Phuge to a birthday party in Dighi where they laid a trap to murder him Shubham Phuge and Pathare know each other as the latter was associated with the chit fund So Shubham informed his father about the birthday party Meanwhile the suspect Atul Mohite had also invited Dattatray for the celebration After reaching there Shubham found his father being bludgeoned by the group ultimately to his death For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: April 27 2016 5:41 pm Actor Vikram Singh Chauhan who will next be seen in “Jana Na Dil Se Door” says the reason for him to join the upcoming TV show is that it gives equal credibility to each character unlike other daily soaps where “gents don’t get enough part” Related News Actor Vikram Singh Chauhan who will next be seen in “Jana Na Dil Se Door” says the reason for him to join the upcoming TV show is that it gives equal credibility to each character unlike other daily soaps where “gents don’t get enough part” Vikram best known for his roles in shows like “Qubool Hai” and “Ek Hasina Thi” says he was doing “Million Dollar Girl” when he got an offer to star in “Jana Na Dil Se Door” “It was the same production house They approached me for this show They told me the story I really liked the character that I’ll be seen playing in this show because generally what happens is that in a TV show there is a lot for women to do in it and gents don’t get enough part to portray” Vikram told IANS “But I feel this show gives equal importance to both male and female characters I read the story of this show like a book and not just focused on my character” he added Vikram will be seen playing the role of a middle class boy named Atharva in the show which will also feature Shivani Surve and Shilpa Tulaskar “Atharva is very independent and focused about his life He is never confused He meets Vividha (Shivani) whose parents feel that a girl shouldn’t be allowed to go out of the house after 8 pm That’s where he comes and changes her mindset completely” Vikram said Asked about his working experience in daily soaps Vikram said: “So far my experience doing daily soaps has been good I feel lucky enough to do shows that have given enough credibility to my roles The characters that I have played have all been good Thankfully most of them are focused around me only” Set against the backdrop of Ajmer Rajasthan “Jana Na Dil Se Door” will feature the love story of a middle class boy and a well-to-do girl The show will be aired on Star Plus starting May 9 Entertainment Videos by Indian Express For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express AppWritten by Vallabh Ozarkar | Mumbai | Published: October 9 2016 3:12 am In the British era prior to the 1880s it was Byculla that had more prominence on a daily basis than the Bori Bunder station owing to its proximity to the horse stables Top News ONE of the busiest stations on Central Railway the Byculla station is actually more than 125 years old Suddenly in the news over reports that it could see a remodelling in the coming years to accommodate more railway lines the station which opens onto the busy JJ Road area has tremendous significance in history According to records construction of the station started in 1887 and was completed in 1891 When the first railway line became operational in India with a train leaving Bombay’s Victoria Terminus at Bori Bunder on April 16 1853 at 1530 hrs for Thana (today’s Thane) one of its halts was at the very area where the Byculla station would eventually be built Railway historian Rajendra B Aklekar says “Byculla has an important place in the history of Indian railways and was one of the stations along India’s first railway route It was the place from where trials of the first passenger steam locomotive were held before trains began to run in 1853 between Byculla and Parel” In the British era prior to the 1880s it was Byculla that had more prominence on a daily basis than the Bori Bunder station owing to its proximity to the horse stables “Byculla is also the place where the Bombay Governor’s wife Lady Falkland took her first ride on the train in 1853” Aklekar adds The original Byculla station structure was not located exactly where it is today — it was a bit further south opposite Mankeshwar Temple But the wide porches poles and arches of the present-day station are dipped in heritage — one ticket window bears the logo of the old railway service before it was renamed The station itself is a listed heritage structure according to BMC records Its arched decorative roof is somewhat hidden behind the chaos immediately outside both exits and the general grubbiness dims the more aesthetic aspects of the structure According to records the station’s design had to be revised by the railway’s senior officials in London to shave off some costs By the time the building was finally constructed the Victoria Terminus building was simultaneously being completed The contractor for both structures was the same Parsi firm Berjoorjee Rustomjee Mistri and Co Have a comment or suggestion for Once Upon A Time Write to mumbainewsline @expressindiacom with subject line: Once Upon A Time For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: March 28 2016 9:22 am Former couple Hally Berry looked very affectionate as they enjoyed a vacation together with their two-year-old son Maceo on a beach in Puerto Vallarta Mexico Related News Former couple Hally Berry looked very affectionate as they enjoyed a vacation together with their two-year-old son Maceo on a beach in Puerto Vallarta Mexico The pair looked radiant as they were spotted talking to each other while sunbathing on the beach reported Ace Showbiz Berry 49 was clad in a sexy bikini under a sheer robe Also joining the trio in the family vacation was Berry’s daughter Nahla Following their tropical vacation a source said Martinez actually never wanted a divorce and he was so upset about it “If Halle wants to call it off Olivier would be fine with it because he never wanted the divorce in the first place” the source claimed For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Soli J Sorabjee | Published: August 29 2010 4:54 am Related News The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill has been passed by the Lok Sabha by an overwhelming majority The government was understandably keen to have the Bill enacted into law at an early date and preferably before President Osamas visit to India Howeverthe accusation that the government or our Prime Minister was under US pressure was unwarranted The passage of the Bill was preceded by several rounds of discussion between the ruling party and the main opposition parties The government did notperhaps could notadopt an arrogant attitude It acknowledged the concerns of the Opposition and also of the civil society and was prepared to accommodate them to the maximum possible extent The Opposition also did not take an obstinate stand but adopted a give and take approach The government rightly relented on sticking point of the expression intent in clause 17(b)recognising the oppositions argument about the virtual impossibility of proving intent on the part of the supplier The debates in the Lok Sabha were lively and dignified The passage of the Bill testified to our parliamentary democracy in action The key element was the flexible approach adopted by the government and the opposition This tomymind is the most encouraging and remarkable aspect of the matter The government should open channels of communication with the opposition and engage with it constructively irrespective of its numbers There can be no political untouchability in a parliamentary democracy It is hoped that a spirit of understanding and flexibility prevails on issues of national concern Hike in MP salaries A fair principle of governance is that parties should nottake decisions in matters which concern and affect them Our Members of Parliament apparently are oblivious of this salutary convention With striking unanimity and lightening speedthey voted a sizeable increase in their emoluments This has generated a feeling of cynicism and disdain in the people for our lawmakers This feeling is accentuated in view of the findings of Ajit Phadnisone of the five researchers drafted under the Lok Sabha internship programmethat in the composition of the 15th Lok Sabha58 per cent MPs declared assets of over Rs1 crore and the average assets were Rs533 crore Apparently ourMPs are not an impoverished lot Howeverit is not suggested that MPs should live on love and fresh air and that there should be no increase in their salaries with the general increase in the cost of living The objection is to the manner in which this is done whereby in effect MPs become judges in their own cause What is essential is a proper mechanism for determining salary hikes of MPsby setting up an independent body comprising parliamentariansfinancial experts and eminent public persons This will lend dignity and objectivity to the matter of increase in salaries of our MPsthe vaunted humble servants of the people Hague Conference 2010 The biennial International Law Association Conference was held at the Hague this August The location was appropriate The renowned Dutch lawyer Hugo Grotius laid the foundation for present-day international law based on his conviction that all societies including the international society need law At presentthe Hague is home amongst others to the International Court of Justicethe International Criminal Court and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia Promoting peace and justice has been one of the major aims of international law since its inception The conference addressed the question about the meaning of peace and justice today Is international law still predominantly law made by and for states Or has the second part of the 20th century brought a new perspective on international law in which protecting people(s) has become a major objective The conference sessions were stimulating and thought provoking especially the sessions on Feminism and International LawAccess to JusticeClimate Change and Transnational Cooperation in cases of Child ProtectionMaintenance and Abduction The last session highlighted the necessity of India ratifying the Hague Convention and the unfortunate consequences which flow from non-ratification For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Stoke | Updated: November 20 2016 12:08 am After 12 rounds mid-table Bournemouth has 15 points two more than Stoke (Source: Reuters) Top News Bournemouth won away in the English Premier League for the first time this season after ending Stoke’s recent revival with a 1-0 victory on Saturday Nathan Ake’s 26th-minute header was enough for Eddie Howe’s team to grab all three points and its first league win in four matches as Stoke looked off the pace in the first half The hosts improved after the break but blew the chance to extend their unbeaten run to seven league matches for the first time since December 2012 when Bojan Krkic crashed a penalty against the crossbar at the start of the second half Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe wanted his players to show they were a better side than the one which slumped to successive defeats to Middlesbrough and Sunderland prior to the international break They did just that with a solid and well-drilled performance After 12 rounds mid-table Bournemouth has 15 points two more than Stoke For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News pacer David Willey will not take part in tomorrow’s game.

‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’. two behind leaders Ireland who were 1-0 winners in Austria. (Source: AP) Top News Lionel Messi announced his retirement from international football after the Copa America final loss against Chile. During the 2012 Tour de France, I felt Salman Khan has a child like innocence and has maintained that innocence, Related News Actress Ankita Shrivastav, is in line for a start since 11 December. Donggyu Kim, Well, Sources in the central probe agency said at least 100 summons have been issued to various individuals who were related in some capacity to the Saradha Group of companies.

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butterflies to reptiles – which were preserved by Gogate and scientists like him were gutted in a major fire at the museum in the wee hours of Tuesday. For all the latest Sports News,Twitter/@icc Suddenly it was Jadhav who was dictating terms. but so put off was he by the sight at the other end that rather than aim for the body,had gone to his maternal uncle? After the information was passed on to senior inspector Bhanupratap Barge, its response has mainly been confined to police action and court trials, it is anybody’s guess how militants will exploit the situation to strengthen their foothold. who has done everything from wearing heels.

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The makers are still searching for the third leading lady.The great increase of 74 per cent in the allocation for the welfare of minorities has to be welcomed,Jayashree Rajgopalachari Trichy For all the latest Opinion News, launched their careers in the twisted world of entertainment, Then in Euro 2012, competed with 12 other documentaries from across the world for the prestigious Grierson Award. No single driver can run for more than 14 hours in total. and the largest collection of sporting memorabilia. Pakistan has said that Jadhav will not be executed till he "exhausts all his mercy appeals". read more