Haryana to set up ‘Kisan Kalyan Pradhikaran’

first_imgIn an attempt to increase farm productivity and farmers’ income, the Haryana government on Tuesday announced the setting up of ‘Haryana Kisan Kalyan Pradhikaran’, an authority which will undertake measures to make agriculture remunerative.Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said the State government was aware of the condition and needs of the farmers, and that’s why it had decided to set up the body.“The Pradhikaran will undertake all possible measures to enhance farm productivity and mitigate the physical, financial and psychological distress of farm households and landless workers. It will also maintain close liaison with line departments for implementation and monitoring of schemes, programmes and projects thorough the Agriculture Advisory Council and issue necessary guidelines from time to time,” he said.The Chief Minister will be the chairperson of the Pradhikaran and the Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister would be its ex-officio vice-chairman.Farmers’ welfareMr. Khattar said the body will oversee regulations, guidelines and procedures for farmers’ welfare and suggest amendments in the statute governing farmers’ welfare in the State in consonance with Central Acts.last_img read more

Gary David ‘honored’ to play for hometown Bataan in MPBL

first_imgPhoto by Randolph B. LeongsonGary David is going back to his roots.He has proudly represented represented his province of Bataan since joining the big league, but this time, the 39-year-old is returning as member of Bataan Defenders in the upcoming Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises LATEST STORIES “This will be my first time to play in front of my home crowd since I turned pro,” said David.David also sees this MPBL stint as his last hurrah as a basketball player, slowly accepting his fate in his ongoing battle with Father Time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It seems that way, but as long as I feel that I can still play, I’ll play. I’ll always try to help our place get those wins. It’s my own way of giving back to my fellow Bataan people. It’s an honor to team up with people who also came from Bataan and I’m really glad with this experience,” said the Dinalupihan native.David knows how some of his teammates feel starstruck around him and he is using the opportunity toto impart whatever knowledge he gained in the PBA and his international career to his Bataan teammates. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles03:00House honors Rodolfo Albano Jr , a veteran lawmaker, mentor and family man01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Nextcenter_img Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH “When I attend our practices, they can’t help but take a picture with me. But I tell them that we’re together everyday in our practices and they can see how hands-on I am with them. I am willing to teach them what I know and give them advice if they need it,” he said.David also likened this run with Bataan to that of Gilas Pilipinas as he compared the sense of pride of the players in defending their respective home turfs.“This is more about pride. Here, we don’t talk about how big your salary is. What we’re fighting here is the pride that you carry the name of your hometown. You want to be at your best every single time and we want to proudly represent the people of Bataan,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Wiggins carries Timberwolves to 126-118 win over Clippers Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View commentslast_img read more

Lobster season open with huge hauls

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 17 Aug 2015 – Lobster season opened with a bang, once again this year. Magnetic Media is told of a whopping haul for the first day in Providenciales; pounds in reportedly topped last year’s day one intake. The report is that South Caicos did it even bigger. Related Items:lobster season, opened Lobster Season Closed at Midnight Mango Reef now in Turtle Cove Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Record setting lobster season day one congratulated by Ministerlast_img

Meredith Charges On With Another Acquisition

first_img So in other words, there’s presumably more to come this year. “Selectable Media’s industry-leading native and engagement-based advertising capabilities add to our stable of platform– and data–centric advertising solutions, which continue to drive significant improvements in advertising effectiveness and purchase-funnel-related metrics for our clients,” adding “And are ideally suited for mobile environments. In combining Selectable Media’s innovative ad technology platform and extended network with Meredith’s premium branded content, highly-engaged audience and rich first-party data, the end result is a very powerful and unique advertising proposition for clients.” This marks the third notable deal for Meredith in as many months, after its massive licensing deal with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and its acquisition of Mywedding.com. The Meredith Corporation began 2015 much like it ended 2014–with another acquisition. Tuesday, it announced the purchase of Selectable Media, a digital ad solutions company focused on native and audience targeting. By the sounds of things, Meredith isn’t done buying companies just yet. Not only has the company been extremely aggressive in recent months, Werther admits Meredith is keeping its eyes open, without specifically hinting at where it’s looking. “We continue to assess opportunities to strategically partner with, and acquire companies that bolster our unique combination of best-in-class branded environments, engaged audiences, rich first-party data and ad technology platforms,” He says.center_img Werther also says that the Selectable Media will open up new business opportunities that were previously out of network as well as increase the scope of new solutions for its existing clients. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The company will retain all of Selectable Media’s staff and plans to position CEO, Matt Minoff, to lead digital ad products and COO, Marc Rothchild, to lead all digital sales, marketing and account management. Jon Werther, president of Meredith Digital, tells FOLIO: there were several factors that led to the deal.last_img read more

Archeologists unearth eight Bronze Age boats at British Quarry

first_img © 2013 Phys.org More information: Cambridge Archaeological Unit: www-cau.arch.cam.ac.uk/index.htmvia Independent, Telegraph, Guardian. Explore further (Phys.org) —Archeologists from Cambridge Archaeological Unit have unearthed 8 Bronze Age wood boats from a quarry in Britain. The boats are believed to have been carved by people living in the area approximately three thousand years ago and were for unknown reasons buried intentionally. Citation: Archeologists unearth eight Bronze Age boats at British Quarry (2013, June 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-06-archeologists-unearth-bronze-age-boats.htmlcenter_img The quarry is approximately 150 miles north of London in an area near Peterborough called Cambridgeshire—its owned and operated by Hanson UK (who is also funding the excavation) and is part of Must Farm, a brick making company. The boats were first found in 2011—since that time, excavators have dug them out of the dry (River Nene) bed and transported them to another archeology site—Flag Fen—for preservation processing. The boats are currently being housed in a cold storage facility to prevent the wood from rotting. Visitors that wish to view the work can peer through windows.The boats were all carved from single tree trunks (six oak, one alder and one lime) and range in size from small single person watercraft to large vessels capable of carrying up to 20 people or a tonne of cargo. Researchers working on the project suspect the boats were all sunk intentionally because the transoms had been removed and were not found at the site. Transoms are flat thin boards that fit into slots at the rear of boats. When in the slots they prevent water from entering the boats—when removed, they allow the boat to fill and sink. To sink the Bronze Age boats would have required extra effort however, as they were made of nothing but wood. The research team doesn’t know why the boats were sunk or why they were never recovered.The area near where the boats were found came to be naturally flooded approximately 4000 years ago, necessitating adaption by the people who lived there. Archeological evidence suggests they learned to carve boats out of tree trunks and used them to move around, to transport goods and animals and of course to catch food.All of the boats have been well preserved and represent the largest number of Bronze Age boats ever found at one location. The archeologists studying them report that all of the boats were heavily used and most show signs of having been repaired. One also sported etched criss-cross patterns inside and out. Swimming-pool ships make waves in modular robotics (w/ Video) This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more