Watch this heartwarming video of Kamala Harris’ ancestral village in India celebrating her win

first_imgFollowing the 2020 election results, celebrations only increased. Hundreds gathered in the small village home to mostly farmers to hand out sweets and celebrate a person of Indian descent as vice president of the U.S.“We feel a sense of euphoria! Very happy, very excited, very proud,” S.V. Ramanan, caretaker of the Hindu temple in Harris’ ancestral village told NPR. “I hope this scene reaches Kamala. She should know we’re here celebrating her.”Harris has spoken about her Indian roots and the values her trailblazer grandfather has instilled in her many times. Her grandfather was among millions who joined India’s independence movement, she shared—this amongst other conversations inspired her ideals of justice she said. Additionally, Harris garnered a strong following in India during her vice presidential nominee acceptance when she mentioned the support she has received from her “chittis” or aunts in Tamil.- Advertisement – But that is not the only tie Harris has to India. Her uncle Gopalan Balachandran, who lives in New Delhi, has been a long supporter of her and even plans to travel to Washington, D.C., when it is time for her inauguration. The suspense and delay in results “didn’t affect me at all because I studied the data. … I knew she was going to win. So, I was not tense, except I wanted the final results to come in so that I could go and sleep,” he told Reuters.Watch the beautiful celebrations below:- Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img “A woman hailing from this small village now holds one of the highest positions in U.S. It’s a proud moment,” R Kamaraj, a government minister in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, told Reuters.Celebrations and prayers in the small Tamil town in South India began weeks before Harris’ win. Residents started praying and celebrating for her following her name being on the presidential ticket. While her family moved away from the village years ago—the community has held a heartfelt spot for Harris. Villagers in Thulasendrapuram, South India, celebrate Kamala Harris’ historical win- Advertisement –last_img read more

Zadar County Tourist Board invites hosts to the club of quality family accommodation “Welcome”

first_img20.04.09,00-11,00 in Benkovac (City Library Hall, Kneza Branimira 46) 19.04. 09,00-11,00 in Nin (Dom kulture, Trg Hrvatskih branitelja 1)13,00-15,00 in Biograd (Adria Hotel Hall, A. Šenoe 42) Currently, in the area of ​​Zadar County, 213 hosts in family accommodation are in the club of quality “Welcome”, and the Tourist Board of Zadar County invites all hosts who have not yet joined to apply for the 5th round of calls for candidacy in the club of family accommodation “Welcome” .Due to the importance and specificity of private accommodation in Zadar County and the fact that increasing the quality of accommodation in existing facilities and raising the level of services can create preconditions for strengthening and extending the main season, Zadar County Tourist Board in cooperation with local tourist boards is implementing the project Labeling in family accommodation under the marketing name “Welcome”.”We invite all private landlords who meet the criteria prescribed by the Ordinance to apply with the prescribed documentation by April 26, 2018. to their local tourist community and become members of the “Welcome” quality club and thus achieve additional promotion through the channels of the Zadar County Tourist Board, such as the official website and printed materials distributed through tourist fairs and presentations. ” stand out from the Zadar County Tourist Board.Sign up for the Welcome Family Accommodation Club HEREAlso, new and existing members can meet additional criteria and become certified as accommodation specializing in:WELCOME RURAL – indicates a stay in a renovated traditional holiday home in a rural setting with additional services / value.WELCOME CITY – means staying in accommodation facilities in old city urban cores.WELCOME FAMILY – refers to accommodation in facilities oriented to the segment of families with children up to 12 years.WELCOME BIKE part of ZADAR BIKE MAGIC project – accommodation with basic infrastructure standards for cyclo-tourists.Special lending conditions for hosts in family accommodation that are part of the Welcome project – interest for end users may ultimately amount to 1% per year.It is important to point out that in order to improve the living conditions of guests, and supporting the Welcome project of the Zadar County Tourist Board, Zadar County announced a loan program for private renters who have entered or want to enter the “Welcome” project, and the credit potential is as much as 10 million kuna.Thus, hosts in family accommodation can use a loan in the amount of HRK 30.000,00 to HRK 150.000,00, with a loan repayment period of up to 5 years, a grace period of one year and a fixed interest rate of up to 5% per year. However, for hosts in family accommodation who are or will become part of the Welcome family, Zadar County subsidizes interest on approved loans with four (4) percentage points for investments in the islands of Zadar County (except the islands of Vir and Pag) and rural areas counties that do not have access to the sea) so the interest for end users can ultimately be 1% per annum. See more details about credit terms HEREEducational workshops Family accommodation quality club “Welcome” As part of the project, a series of EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS will be held in the following days, as follows:18.04. 09,00 -11,00 in Zadar (Rector’s Palace Hall, Poljana Šime Budinića 3)13,00 -15,00 Starigrad-Paklenica (NP Paklenica Hall, F. Tuđmana 14a) Program / topics:Announcement of the fifth Public Invitation to enter the quality club “WelcomeFamily accommodation lending programTrends in tourismReview of legal regulations, issues and various current issues 13,00-15,00 in Pag (Rector’s Palace Hall, From Hospital 2) &amp;amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;gt;&amp;lt;br /&amp;gt;&lt;br /&gt;<br />
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A new promotional video of Lika-Senj County has been published

first_imgNumerous beauties and destinations of Lika-Senj County are annually visited by millions of tourists, and major tourist brands such as Plitvice Lakes, the island of Pag, Nikola Tesla or Senj are recognized around the world as top tourist destinations. In the following period, this tourist film will be shown at international tourist fairs and numerous tourist film festivals, point out the Tourist Board of Lika-Senj County. That is why the Lika-Senj County Tourist Board is entering 2019 with the launch of a new promo film that shows all the beauties of this beautiful and diverse county in four minutes. From mountains, rivers and lakes to enchanting landscapes on the coast. Thus, the video harmoniously intertwines the natural beauties of Plitvice Lakes, the imposing Velebit, the magical beaches of the island of Pag, gastronomy, sports and recreation, entertainment and cultural and historical heritage. There are also Brinje, Perušić, Otočac and Gacka, Smiljan, Gospić, Senj, Karlobag, Vrhovine, Zrće… The promotional film was produced by Balduči Film from Zagreb, under the direction of Bobby Grubić, three-time winner of the prestigious Emmy Award and producer Spomenka Saraga, and takes viewers and potential tourists on an adventurous and interesting walk through Lika-Senj County. The concept was jointly conceived by Balduči film and the Lika-Senj County Tourist Board.last_img read more

Stevens, Coffey will restore order in Milton

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion At recent town of Milton board meetings, we learned how the town came up over $1 million short and now must double the tax rate and take out $700,000 in reserves to fix the “mistake.”Also disturbing is the lack of respect and civility that board members show each other and the public. The town of Milton has been run for years by one political party that has continued bad financial and accounting practices administration after administration. When even a fellow Republican like Barbara Kerr asks questions, she is disrespected and interrupted by the supervisor. It’s well past the time for new faces on the town board.Long-time, community-engaged citizens Meg Stevens and Sergia Coffey will bring new voices and ideas unrestricted by politics. They are committed to being open and responsive to residents by recording town meetings, posting complete minutes, hosting public Q&A sessions, and creating greater transparency.Meg and Sergia have the expertise and experience to review expenses and budgets and make meaningful suggestions. They are truly interested in serving Milton and will bring back ethical behavior and civility to the Board.Sander BonvellBallston SpaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesGuilderland girls’ soccer team hands BH-BL first league losslast_img read more

The man who wants to buy Stanhope

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David Luiz’s Arsenal contract situation will be ‘resolved this week’, says his agent Kia Joorabchian

first_imgDavid Luiz’s Arsenal contract situation will be ‘resolved this week’, says his agent Kia Joorabchian Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 18 Jun 2020 11:57 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Luiz says Mikel Arteta wants him to stay (Picture: Getty Images)‘All about my contract, if I stay here or not. I have 14 days to be here and that’s it. I should have tried to decide my future as early as possible, but I didn’t.’‘I want to stay. The coach knows, the coach wants me to stay, we are waiting for the decisions.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalSpeaking to talkSPORT on Thursday, Luiz’s agent, Joorabchian, confirmed that the situation will be resolved this week and a decision has only been delayed due to the coronavirus crisis.‘The contract situation has dragged on not because of the will of David or Arsenal to finalise but really the situation that has occurred with the pandemic,’ he said.‘The situation from Arsenal’s point of view will be resolved this week.’MORE: Ian Wright and Lee Dixon agree over David Luiz’s future after Arsenal’s defeat to Manchester CityMORE: Jamie Carragher worried by Mikel Arteta’s response to David Luiz horror show for Arsenal against Man CityFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Luiz’s future is up in the air (Picture: Getty Images)David Luiz’s agent, Kia Joorabchian, has revealed that a decision on the defender’s contract at Arsenal will be resolved this week.The centre-back’s deal at the Emirates is due to expire on June 30, with the club yet to decide on whether or not to extend the 33-year-old’s stay in north London.Luiz produced another calamitous performance in Arsenal’s 3-0 defeat to Manchester City on Wednesday night.After coming on as a substitute for Pablo Mari early in the first half, the centre-back was at fault for the first goal and then sent off for giving away the penalty which handed City their second.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe Brazilian international spoke out after the game, admitting that he was not only at fault for the Gunners losing the game, but for also letting his contract run down.‘I should have taken a different decision in the last two months but I didn’t,’ he told Sky Sports. Advertisementlast_img read more

Pieridae, Pétrolia to create first Canadian integrated LNG company

first_imgCanadian LNG project developer Pieridae Energy has agreed to acquire Pétrolia in a reverse takeover, creating a new publicly traded company Pieridae Energy Limited, to be known as Amalco.This arrangement will enable Amalco to strategically position itself in the North American equity markets as a developing fully integrated energy company, from upstream production to the sale of LNG, the statement reads, adding, the Goldboro LNG project would be “Canada’s only integrated LNG facility.”The boards of directors of each of Pieridae and Pétrolia have unanimously approved the arrangement and determined that it is in the best interests of their respective shareholders.Under the arrangement, Pieridae Energy will pay CA$0.38 for each Pétrolia share. Following the transaction, Pétrolia shareholders will own 14.75 percent of the joint company and the Pieridae shareholders will own 85.25 percent of Amalco.The closing of the transaction is scheduled for July this year.Under the arrangement, Pieridae has also agreed to complete a private placement of Pieridae Subscription Receipts at a price of $12.50 per unit, targeting proceeds of CA$50 million.The net proceeds from the private placement would be used to fund certain activities to allow Amalco to reach the final investment decision with respect to the Goldboro LNG project, Amalco’s operations and general working capital purposes.Pieridae Energy is currently developing a 10 mtpa Goldboro LNG project at the Atlantic Ocean coast, approximately two kilometers from the communities of Goldboro in the west, and Drum Head in the east in Goldboro, Nova Scotia.The Goldboro LNG project is situated on the same site as the LNG regasification component of the formerly assessed Keltic Petrochemicals and LNG facility project.The company targets first LNG production the next wave of LNG production, post-2020 and has already sold 50 percent of Goldboro’s initial capacity under a 20-year, take-or-pay contract with Uniper.last_img read more

Odfjell Terminals Project Includes Dredging

first_imgOdfjell Terminals Rotterdam has announced that, in close collaboration with the Port Authority, the company will be expanding its jetty capacity.According to Odfjell, they will be extending and reinforcing its existing jetty so that it can accommodate vessels in the LR2 (Large Range 2) size range – with a maximum deadweight of 160,000 DWT.To ensure that this category of large vessels can access Derde Petroleumhaven – where the Odfjell facility is located – the Port of Rotterdam Authority will need to deepen the port basin to a depth of approximately 15 meters.Managing Director Erik Kleine of Odfjell Terminals Rotterdam: “We have actively responded to our clients’ call for handling facilities for larger and larger vessels. We sincerely appreciate the Port Authority’s decision to contribute by deepening the port basin.”“The expansion is in line with our policy to revitalize the Botlek area. That is why Rijkswaterstaat and the Port Authority will also be deepening Nieuwe Waterweg this year,” said Ronald Paul, COO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority.This joint investment by Odfjell and the port is intended to attract additional storage and handling business and expand the existing range of services.Odfjell expects to take the upgraded jetty into use in the final quarter of 2018.last_img read more

Vincent Kompany raises alarm over top player’s workload

first_img “If they want to play more games, as I’ve heard, and if they want to play on different continents because football has become a global game, which I do understand, then they have to make more players available,” he said. “A squad of 40 players that plays those 100 matches. I can imagine that. But not a squad of 25 players.” Kompany insists there is need to put a cap on the number of matches played by players The issue of player workload has been in the spotlight again this week, after Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he would rest his senior players for an FA Cup fourth-round replay against Shrewsbury to ensure they were able to gain the benefit from a scheduled mid-season break. FIFPro’s ‘At The Limit’ report last year reported some shocking statistics on the workload of top players. Read AlsoKompany confronts his own fans over flare at Brugge It found that Liverpool’s Sadio Mane played 70 matches for club and country and travelled 100,000 kilometres between May 25, 2018 and July 19, 2019, while his team-mate Alisson Becker played 72 matches for club and country and travelled 80,000km between May 25, 2018 and July 10, 2019. Promoted Content8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future6 Amazing Shows From The 90s That Need A Reboot Right NowTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Characters Who Deserve To Be Official Disney Princesses8 Ways Drones Are Shaping Our FutureWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Will 7 Largest Wet Markets In The World Survive After Pandemic?The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Anderlecht ace and former  Manchester City Captain Vincent Kompany believes a cap should be placed on the number of matches top professionals can play as football’s fixture calendar continues to fill up. The Belgian is concerned by the workload being placed on top stars, who can commonly play 50 to 60 games a season. Kompany, who is part of world players’ union FIFPro’s Global Player Council, told Belgian television network Sporza: “Yes, well, it does not have to be a limitation, but a sort of cap. There is no other way: we will probably be playing 100 matches soon! “After the last World Cup I might have had seven days of vacation. I think that in the last two to three years, I might have had two seven-day breaks. “But these are not seven-day mental breaks, only physical breaks. Two seven-day physical breaks.” Kompany believes squad sizes will have to increase from 25 to 40 to accommodate extra matches.Advertisement Loading… last_img read more

Cricket News At DDCA Event, Nostalgic Virat Kohli Remembers Asking Javagal Srinath’s Autograph In 2001

first_imghighlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. The Feroz Shah Kotla Cricket ground was officially renamed Arun Jaitley Stadium.Virat Kohli had a new pavilion stand named after him at the cricket ground.Virat Kohli and several Indian cricket team players were in attendance along with Home Minister Amit Shah.center_img New Delhi: Virat Kohli has achieved plenty of records in his cricketing career. His batting exploits have made him a modern day great and he is on course to break many records in the game. His ODI feats are simply marvellous and he is just nine centuries away from breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s tally of tons and he is also within touching distance of 12000 ODI runs. In Tests, during the recent series against West Indies, Kohli emulated MS Dhoni’s feat by registering a win in Tests for the 28th time to became the most successful skipper for India. Kohli had also created history by becoming the only player to average 50 in all three formats for a brief period of time. However, the base for Kohli’s success was laid at the Delhi and District Cricket Association and at the erstwhile Feroz Shah Kotla cricket stadium. On Thursday, during a glittering function held at the Weightlifting Hall of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, the DDCA unveiled a new pavilion stand bearing his name at the Feroz Shah Kotla in recognition of his contribution to the game. The DDCA also renamed the Feroz Shah Kotla cricket ground as Arun Jaitley stadium in memory of the late politician-cum-sports-administrator during DDCA’s Annual Awards. Home Minister Amit Shah digitally inaugurated the renamed Arun Jaitley Cricket Stadium in presence of late finance minister’s family.Speaking about the latest honour bestowed on Kohli, the Indian skipper turned nostalgic and said he had come a long way ever since he attended a Test match in Delhi in 2000 during the Test against Zimbabwe. “It was in 2001 (2000) during a match against Zimbabwe, my childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma gave me two tickets. I remember clinging to the gallery grill asking for Javagal Srinath’s autograph. I was telling my brother how far we have come. So today to have a pavilion in my name at the same stadium is surreal and a great honour. Never thought I would be honoured at such a grand scale. Don’t know how to address this as my family, wife, brother, sister-in-law are here,” Kohli said. Also Read | Virat Kohli-Rohit Sharma Alleged Rift ‘Difference Of Opinion’ Not Conflict: Ravi ShastriThe renaming of the Feroz Shah Kotla after Arun Jaitley was made after the former Union Minister died in August. Jaitley was also a key member in the DDCA and he was very close to former cricketers Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir. Kohli also spoke about his relationship with Jaitley and said he shared a special relationship with him.Also Read | WATCH: Anushka Sharma And Virat Kohli Take 7-Year-Old Fan’s Autograph”I told Arun Jaitley ji’s family that the world knew him differently but I have known him just as a human being. He came to my residence after my father’s death and gave me courage and strength. It’s a momentous occasion today,” added Kohli.Kohli’s mental fortitude and dedication towards the game came to the fore when as a teenager, playing in the 2006 Ranji Trophy clash against Karnataka at the Kotla, Kohli’s father died. The youngster returned to the ground and smashed 90 to ensure Delhi had avoided the follow-on and the match ended in a draw. last_img read more