Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty has said that 14.7% of all mortgages are in serious arrears of over 90 days in County Donegal. The figures were released to the Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson by the Central Bank.Deputy Doherty said: “Despite the government spin these figures show the reality for the tens of thousands in the State and for 14.7% of family homes in Co.Donegal. “That is almost one in 7 mortgages.“The government can point to big picture economic figures but on the ground a family with an unsustainable debt can see no better future.“The government has for too long washed its hands of this problem and left it to the banks. Sadly we know the results.“What is needed is a government that will stand up to the banks. “Four years since the last election it is now as clear as day that this government never will stand up for people when the banks come knocking. They never ever had the intention of doing so.” MORE MORTGAGE WOE FOR DONEGAL HOMEOWNERS – DOHERTY was last modified: February 25th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this: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 Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:arrearsmortgagesnewsPearse DohertyPoliticsSinn FeinTD
Untreated sewage is being pumped into the environment of eight areas across Donegal, the Environmental Protection Agency warns.Deficiences in waste water treatment infrastructure is causing the release of untreated water into coastal waters and rivers of 21 Irish towns and cities and 36 smaller towns and villages every day.The latest Urban Waste Water Treatment report found that raw sewage is flowing from the following eight Donegal areas: BurtonportCoolatee Housing SchemeFalcarraghKerrykeelKilcarMovilleRameltonRathmullanWhile plans are in place to add treatment sytems in all affected areas, it will be two-to-five years before the county’s infrastructure is fully adequate.The EPA said the pace at which Irish Water is fixing the legacy of deficiencies in Ireland’s waste water treatment infrastructure is too slow.Dr Tom Ryan, Director of the EPA’s Office of Environmental Enforcement said: “Inadequately treated waste water can pollute our environment and is a risk to people’s health. We are seeing repeated delays in providing treatment for many areas and it is not acceptable that 13 towns and villages will still have no waste water treatment by the end of 2021. Irish Water must speed up its delivery of key infrastructure.” Raw sewage spilling from eight areas of Donegal was last modified: November 15th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this: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 Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Harry Redknapp says he is unsure whether QPR have a realistic chance of signing Yann M’Vila from French club Rennes.The midfielder is reported to have rejected a move to Loftus Road, but Redknapp has yet to receive a firm answer and talks are ongoing.Arsenal have also shown some interest in M’Vila, who has played for France 22 times but is banned from the national team until July 2014 after breaking a curfew to visit a nightclub ahead of an Under-21 game.“We have made enquiries about him. I don’t know whether he wants to come here. It’s a difficult one,” said Redknapp.“He’s a player I watched a lot when I was at Tottenham, so I know all about him. He’s had a few problems but he’s a good player.”And the Rangers boss admitted: “I can’t say I’m close to getting anyone in at the moment. It’s difficult to get players at this time of year.”Meanwhile, Redknapp accepts he may be fighting a losing battle in trying to sign Marseille striker Loic Remy.Click here for our QPR v Tottenham quizSee also:QPR complete club-record signing of RemyRangers boss back in France for talks over Remy and M’VilaQPR set to table formal bid for French starRangers on the verge of a deal to sign M’VilaYTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Some of the fully equipped medical response units on standby and ready for action. (Image: Janine Erasmusi) Gauteng’s MEC of transport Ismail Vadi (second from left) and Sindisiwe Chikunga, the deputy minister of transport (third from left), assist Transport Minister Ben Martins in cutting the ribbon to officially reopen the Misgund interchange.(Image: Sanral) Sanral CEO Nazir Alli, right, chats to two police officers on duty during the ribbon-cutting ceremony.(Image: Janine Erasmus) MEDIA CONTACTS • Octovia Mamabolo Acting media liaison officer: Roads and Public Transport +27 11 355 7379 or +27 82 329 7760 RELATED ARTICLES • Sanral unveils green head office • Change of address…and attitude • Hi-tech solution to fix roads • Think pedestrian – and save lives • Save lives, in Zenani’s honourJanine ErasmusGauteng road users, especially those who use the southern portions of the provincial network, can now drive in increased safety along one of the province’s most notorious stretches of road.The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has finished construction of the improved Misgund interchange on the N1 near Lenasia, some 35km south of the Johannesburg CBD. This development is expected to cut the high accident rate on that portion of the freeway, known grimly as Death Bend.More than 80 000 drivers use the interchange every day and now, with wider lanes as well as an extra lane in each direction, and new surfaces, the flow of traffic is expected to be safer and more efficient. The local community also expects crime along the road to drop, because of better lighting and guard rails which prevent pedestrians from straying on to the road, whether by accident or to commit unlawful deeds.Opening the interchange, Transport Minister Ben Martins said that South Africa’s upgraded roads were comparable to those found anywhere in the world, and that the challenges in infrastructure development were not unique to the country.Gauteng’s MEC for roads and transport, Ismail Vadi, added that the upgrade was in line with the UN’s Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, to which South Africa was a signatory. The 10-year campaign aims to stabilise and eventually reduce the number of fatal traffic accidents around the world.Emergency services on standbyGauteng commuters should also be aware of another important road safety development, said Martins – the new on-road rapid emergency services facility launched by Sanral during 2012.The Sanral on-road service is on standby all day, every day of the year. It’s controlled via Sanral’s traffic management centre and operates on the 220km of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP), which currently includes portions of the N1, N3, N12 and R21 national roads.Citizens wishing to report an incident that could affect the safety of road users or obstruct the flow of traffic, can call the control centre on 0800 487 233 or 011 312 1188. As much detail as possible, including the type of incident, its location, the number of vehicles involved, and if there are injured people, should be given.Sanral’s i-Traffic website and Twitter stream also provide information as well as real-time photographs of traffic alerts, congestion and road works around Gauteng’s freeways.Although the smallest, Gauteng is the busiest of the country’s provinces in terms of economic activity and business and residential development. Freeways have become overburdened as a result, which negatively affects productivity and output. Sanral’s GFIP aims to upgrade an eventual 560km of roads, easing traffic congestion and creating more direct and indirect employment and business opportunities.Assisting drivers in needThere are four variations of vehicle in the emergency services squad, able to deal with most road crises: incident response units, medical response units, and light and heavy towing and recovery units.“The ‘golden hour’ is the most critical in which lives can be saved after a serious incident,” said Martins.With this in mind, the first to arrive at a scene will most likely be one of the six-strong fleet of medical response units – motorcycles driven by qualified paramedics carrying fully equipped medical kits. Motorcycles can navigate through traffic quickly and will be able to reach patients and provide care until an ambulance gets there.In addition, there are six medical response vehicles to back up the bikes. The incident response units, of which there are 10, offer further support through securing the accident scene with warning signs and cones and diverting traffic, thus decreasing the possibility of a secondary accident. These nippy little bakkies (pickup vans) are each staffed with a traffic security officer and a paramedic.The 10 light and eight heavy towing and recovery units move stationary vehicles of all sizes out of the way of traffic. They don’t take vehicles anywhere other than to a safer area, though, so towing services will have to be arranged separately. The towing and recovery vehicles are also manned by trained staff.“These services will not replace the existing public services, but will complement them to ensure the swift provision of emergency services to road users when they need it most,” said Martens.All vehicles are stationed at strategic points along the freeway network to provide the quickest possible response to emergencies.
More than 6 500 small businesses entered this year’s South Africa Small Business Awards. While there are still challenges faced, many have learnt valuable lessons in perseverance.The five special category winners with some of the sponsors: John Lucas (back row, from left to right), managing director for DHL Express South Africa and Stephen Swart, head of global business development at First National Bank. In front are Alicia Castleman (from left to right), partner at Adams & Adams, National Small Business Champion – Roxanne Page (Sassy Chic), National Woman in Business Champion – Vino Govender (LA Consulting Engineers), National Innovation Award – Juanita van der Merwe (Little Green Number), National Entrepreneur Champion – Calvin Mathibeli (Calvin and Family Group), and National Skills Development Award – Tameron Haralambous (Eco Furniture Design). (Images: NSBC)Melissa JavanThe National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) announced the Top 20 winners plus five special award winners at Montecasino in Johannesburg on 10 November 2016.This is the eighth year that the South African Small Business Awards looks to acknowledge South Africa’s most outstanding businesses and the exceptional people behind them.More than 6 500 entries in 10 business sectors were received for this year’s awards. Winners and nominees have started businesses in sectors as diverse as beauty and engineering, transportation, education, music and retail operations.The five winners of the special category awards are:2016 National Small Business Champion is Sassy Chic (Roxanne Page);2016 National Entrepreneur Champion is Calvin Mathibeli (Calvin and Family Group);2016 National Woman in Business Champion is Vino Govender (LA Consulting Engineers);2016 National Skills Development Award is Eco Furniture Design (Tameron Haralambous);2016 National Innovation Award Little is Green Number (Juanita van der Merwe).Who will be crowned South Africa’s top #SmallBusiness? All will be revealed this morning. #SmallBizAwardsSA pic.twitter.com/77bMyDKkH5— NSBC South Africa (@NSBCSouthAfrica) November 10, 2016Congratulations to the #SmallBizAwardsSA #Top20 from all at @AdamAdamslaw pic.twitter.com/n4LITmrEM1— Adams & Adams (@AdamsAdamslaw) November 10, 2016Calvin Mathibeli started a small biz in 2005 to pay for varsity fees. Today he won the National Entrepreneur Award #SmallBizAwardsSA— Tennille Taylor (@teethatsall) November 10, 2016For the entrepreneurs in attendance, doing good work while running their business has become the maxim they live by.In her speech, Tameron Haralambous of Eco Furniture Design said her reward at the end of the day is being able to make a difference in people’s lives.Juanita van der Merwe of the Little Green Number, another winner said: “You can do good through business, not just do good business.”Building strategies forwardMike Anderson, founder and chief executive officer of the NSBC, said he didn’t want any runner-ups for the competition this year. “If you are a runner-up, it’s almost as if you have lost. Every one of the [6 502] participants who entered are winners.”He added: “Small business is challenging. Everyone taking a risk is a winner.”Anderson also gave insight to the NSBC’s challenges and highlights this year. “The challenge is seeing small businesses go out of business. This means a family goes out of business.”He said that they are trying to help small business owners with strategies. “The highlights of the year are seeing growth and small business owners becoming job creators.”Anderson also spoke about the survey they had done with the NSBC’s members. Currently, the NSBC has a base of 106 000 small medium enterprises and 50 big brands as national partners. “Everything we do is based on our findings.”The most concerning findings in the survey is small business owners’ inability to build a customer base and to boost sales. “Access to funding is also a problem.”He said that they are working towards bringing strategies forward to help the entrepreneurs.Mike Anderson, chief executive officer of the National Small Business Chamber. This organisation plans to host a two day entrepreneurial summit on 15 and 16 February 2017.Anderson’s advice to entrepreneurs was: “Keep innovating. Keep doing something different, be different.“Embrace failure. To me, failure is everything in our path to success.”Anderson also launched the initiative Think beyond a job on Thursday. This initiative aims to encourage entrepreneurship and its focus is millennials.Lessons learntSome of the winners shared a few tips to success:Roxanne Page of the online retail company Sassy Chic said their business is about local designs and giving scope to local talent. The website has been live since 2012.Her business partner (also her mother) won the best female entrepreneur award last year at the South African E-Commerce Awards.Page shared the following: “It’s important to persevere, to keep doing what you are doing, day by day, bit by bit each day.”About marketing she said: “Online is the way to go. We have a brand ambassador and we also make use of bloggers. Never be afraid to experiment, especially on a small budget.”The online retail shop for women, Sassy Chic is this year’s National Small Business Champion. All of their fashion items are local fashion designs. (Image: Sassy Chic)Sivis Pillay is founder and director of Xabisa Human Capital Solutions, a human resources consulting firm. Her business was registered in 2012.Xabisa Human Capital Solutions prides itself in doing things like formal recruitment and hosting graduate development team programmes for their clients. “We encourage our corporate clients to host these programmes, then we facilitate it. This creates employment opportunities for graduates,” she said.“We’re passionate about creating employment opportunities.”She added: “From every programme, we give up to 10% to an underprivileged home.”Xabisa Human Capital Solutions also hosts free CV writing and interviewing skills to grade 12s every year.When she started out as a business owner, she called up directors to set up meetings with key people. That is how she got clients. She added: “Networking also helps.”The list of the Top 20 winnersSassy Chic (Roxanne Page)Eco Furniture Design (Tameron Haralambous)Shift One Digital (Dylan Kohlstadt)Yoco (Katlego Maphai)Xabisa Human Capital Solutions (Sivis Pillay)Myteksonic (Jonathan Kgatshe)Calvin and Family Group (Calvin Mathibeli)Gabsten Technologies (Iniel Dreyer)Setsmol Enterprise (Solly MolefeSchoaro)Old School Cool (Tiffini Wissing Hein)TFS Holdings (Dwayne Malcom)LA Consulting Engineers (Vino Govender)Karl De Leau Natural Skincare (Karel Vermeulen)Little Green Number (Juanita van der Merwe)Nkazimulo Applied Sciences (Bathabile Mpofu)Arrero Premium Car Perfume (Lizelle Beukes)Lets Collaborate (Veronique Palmer)McD Squared (Lizelle Mcdermott)The Supremacy Group (Carien van Dijk)The Pianoman (Raymond Cugnolio)The 2016 awards are sponsored by Adams & Adams, First National Bank, DHL, and World Famous Events, all of which have a vested interest in the growth and development of small business in South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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When the Azkals step on the pitch at Al Maktoum Stadium for the showdown against continental giant South Korea at 5:30 p.m. (9:30 p.m. in the Philippines), they will mark another milestone for a country where the sport has been an afterthought.Azkals coach Sven Goran Eriksson has instilled a strong belief in his side, that with some luck, they could get a result against a country that regularly plays in the World Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion“We have a lot of respect against Korea, but we should not be afraid [against them],” said Eriksson, who took England to the quarterfinals of the World Cup in 2002 and 2006.“We should go out and play our type of football. Of course Korea will play. They are a strong opponent. But we cannot just defend.” Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Coach Sven Goran Eriksson gather the PH Azkals during a break in practice ahead of their debut Asian Cup match on Monday against South Korea.—mfalkesgaard InstagramDUBAI—It doesn’t get any bigger than this for the Philippine Azkals.Long regarded as one of the continent’s weakest teams, the Azkals finally take a bow in Asian football’s grandest stage as they begin their AFC Asian Cup campaign on Monday night in this bustling Emirate city where close to 700,000 Filipinos reside.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Pacquiao: Into the homestretch TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “Everyone in the world of football expects Korea not to lose. The players are focused and have been training very well. We’ll see what we can do. We are very optimistic.”It will be a moment to savor for everyone involved in the team from captain Phil Younghusband down to the 22 other players in the squad as they finally get their reward for the hard work and sacrifice they put in just to thrust Philippine football into the continent’s elite.As the lowest ranked team in Group C with China and Kyrgyzstan, the Azkals have no illusion that the tournament will be a trouble-free coming-out party. And with the Koreans as their first assignment, they cannot expect any favors from the 1956 and 1960 champions.“It will be tough and they’re obviously the favorites in our group and favorites for the competition,” said Younghusband.“When the draw was made I was happy that we’ve got one of the big teams. It will be a great experience for the team. It will sort of put in perspective and give us a gauge of where we really are as a team and how far we really need to go to compete with teams in Asia.”ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss The Azkals can also draw inspiration from what the Koreans achieved in the Fifa World Cup last year when they stunned 2014 champion Germany, 2-0, in the group stage.Portuguese coach Paolo Bento will be without Tottenham striker Son Heung-min but youngsters Kim Min-jae and Hwang In-beom and Lee Jae-sung pose a heavy scoring threat for the Koreans.It will be the fist competitive meeting between the countries since Koreans’ 5-0 demolition of the Azkals in the 1978 Asian Cup preliminary in Manila.“I think it will be a good game,” said Younghusband.“It will be tough. We’ll need a bit of luck. I think if we can keep it close. We can keep it competitive. You will never know. There’s been some big shocks in football. When you step on that field, give everything we’ve got, who knows what could happen in that game, but it will be tough.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue View comments
Continue Reading Previous Lanner: PTCRB-certified Wi-Fi/3G/4G/LTE NIC moduleNext IBASE: COM Express module powered by AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 SoC 3D-NAND-based SSD’s are common in consumer markets. Swissbit now introduces a range of 3D-NAND-SSD products that are specifically optimized for demanding industrial- and NetCom applications. The X-75-range includes product versions with 2.5” housing, as well as m.2-, SlimSATA- and mSATA-modules.Storage solutions specialist Swissbit has specifically fine-tuned its firmware to meet the requirements of industrial and NetCom companies. The firmware architecture, new features as well as the extensive product qualification and 100% final testing with long-term availability make X-75 an ideal SSD for applications such as automation, medical technology, industrial PCs, data-logging and NetCom-system boot-mediums.This new family of industrial SATA-6-Gb/s-SSDs uses Toshiba BiCS3 NAND, specified and pretested to operate between -40 and 85°C, and Flash-controllers that support an impressive 165-bit-LDPC error correction. The 2.5” device has a tough die cast metal housing, which improves thermal behavior and stable performance. The robust and highly reliable products therefore conform to the demanding industrial temperature range of -40 to 85°C.The 2.5” SSDs from the X-75 family will be available from 60GB to 2TB and are specified for both commercial and industrial temperature grades. Customers benefit from the longevity and attractive price points offered by the X-75 solutions while retaining the broad feature set of Swissbit’s popular X-60 range.The SSD range offers capacities from 240GB to 2TB and uses a direct TLC write mode without SLC cache, which reduces Write Amplification Factor (WAF) and maintains a high sustained write data rate. The firmware achieves maximum endurance out of the 3000 P/E cycles specified for the 3D-NAND components. The use of SLC-Cache for the 60 and 120 GB X-75-drives further improves top performance.Swissbit’s Data Care Management with background scan, Near Miss ECC, and complete protection of internal data paths (E2E DPP – End-to-End Data Path Protection) offers additional safety against data loss. The firmware applies an efficient Block RAID for all drives, which allows recovery of full page fails.As an option, the drives support AES256 encryption and TCG-OPAL-2.0 access protection. Furthermore, Swissbit’s Lifetime Monitor shows highly detailed information about the current lifetime status of the device.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components
World Maritime News StaffRelated:Hyundai Samho to Build LNG-Powered Bulker Pair for H-LineHyundai Samho Bags Order for Crude Carrier Pair Hyundai Samho recorded sales of KRW 1.6 trillion in H1 2019, a decrease of 35 percent from the corresponding period last year. However, the shipbuilding unit has seen its operating profit rise, according to Yonhap. zoomIllustration. Source: Flickr – under the CC BY 2.0 license; Image by: Jasmine Halki South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries, part of Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), has received orders for the construction of five vessels.The orders include two liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carriers and three petrochemical carriers, Hyundai Samho said in separate stock exchange filings on August 26.The first contract, worth KRW 197.3 billion (USD 162.6 million), has been awarded by an undisclosed Asian shipowner. The 90,000 cbm petrochemical LPG pair is expected to be delivered by November 8, 2021.The second order, which amounts to KRW 210.5 billion (USD 173.5 million), was placed by another unnamed Asian shipowner. The three 115,000 dwt PC vessels are scheduled for delivery by September 9, 2021.
Cancel all your other weekend plans as Delhi gets ready to host the biggest Jazz festival of the year. Organized by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), the 7th Delhi Jazz International Festival at Nehru Park, Chanakyapuri from September 23-25 will witness the convergence of top music artists from countries such as France, Israel, Korea, Mexico, Spain, Taiwan, South Africa and India.”The event will feature performances of seven international and three Indian Jazz groups, namely: Four on a swing (Kolkata); The Radha Thomas Ensemble (Bengaluru); and Rattle and Hum (Nagaland),” said Riva Ganguly Das, Director General ICCR. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”ICCR believes that music can play a key role in engaging in creative dialogue with other nations. Festivals like these help us in understanding cultures of other countries and also gives the opportunity to our own people to interact with world-class performers,” she further added.For the first time since 1992, the festival is going to take place in Aizawl and Varanasi in addition to Goa, Guwahati, Shillong, Bangaluru, Pune, Mumbai and Jaipur. Artists from across the globe will be attending the three-day event. Taking the stage will be Indian and international bands; some of the most famed musicians from the different part of the world will be participating in the festival. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveOn the question of promoting smaller jazz artists through this festival, the Director-General said, “We always try to encourage all the young and upcoming artists to travel and participate in other parts of the world through ICCR’s robust free of cost programs of sending Indian musicians abroad.”India is being exposed to a lot of other genres of music with international artists coming here and Riva Ganguly believes that this is the way to move forward in music and other fields. “I think from each such event a lot of collaborations are built because they are interacting with each other, they listen to each other’s music and they find common elements. Jazz is purely improvised music; you can play with each other and mix it up and in my diplomatic career I have always found that whenever people meet, they just listen to each other and say, ‘Can I play with you.’ This is how you will see a sitarist playing along with a saxophone player and a tabla maestro with a guitarist.” Jazz originated in the late 19th century in the African American communities. The Jazz genre had gained popularity across the boundaries and the music moved across regions and soon out to the world. ICCR played an important role in spreading the genera within Indian boundaries by holding International Jazz Festival for the past seven years.This festival is for Jazz lovers in India. Performance of live Jazz music in the scenic Nehru Park is something that music lovers look forward to every year. So all jazz enthusiasts, gear up to groove to the melodious beats!
This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Nest co-founder and CEO Tony Fadell is adding to his responsibilities Google Glass, which Thursday is exiting the experimental Google X unit that birthed it, Fortune has learned.Fadell sold his company a year ago to Google for $3.2 billion but agreed to continue running it. Nest makes Internet-connected thermostats and smoke detectors. Following its acquisition by Google, Nest acquired connected camera maker Dropcam for $555 million.Fadell will oversee the group responsible for Google Glass, the $1,500 wearable computer mounted on an eyeglass frame. (Glass has been widely mocked in San Francisco and elsewhere and gave rise to the term “Glasshole,” used to describe a person so enamored with new technology that they ignore the world around them.) The unit is run by Ivy Ross, who reports to Fadell. A former Apple executive most closely associated with the creation of the iPod, Fadell is not relinquishing his responsibilities at Nest, which he co-founded in 2010 with Matt Rogers, his former intern at Apple. Glass will remain within Google and not become a part of Nest.The new duties mark an interesting turn of events for Fadell, who has surprised some observers by remaining with Google following his company’s acquisition, which made him a billionaire. Responsibility for such a high-profile project—and one closely associated with Google co-founder Sergey Brin—confirms Fadell’s position as trusted advisor to CEO Larry Page.As for Glass, the group expects to wind down its nearly two-year-old Explorer program in the coming months as it continues work on the next generation of the product. Though some reports suggest that the product has lost momentum, Google maintains that its graduation from Google X is a positive sign and a step toward commercial viability. This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine Enroll Now for Free 2 min read January 15, 2015 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now