The Congress government in Rajasthan has decided to involve voluntary groups, industrial houses and private bodies in the implementation of family welfare programmes through the corporate social responsibility activities. The participation of private bodies is expected to give a boost to outreach of these programmes in the rural areas.Industries Commissioner Krishna Kant Pathak said at a workshop here earlier this week that the State expected to strengthen reproductive health rights and reduce high fertility rate as well as maternal and infant mortality ratios, which were above the national average, through the CSR intervention.Healthcare Dr. Pathak, who is also the State CSR Secretary, said the business houses could render a significant help in improving the health care infrastructure in the villages. He said the maternal mortality ratio in the State stood at 30% and infant mortality ratio at 10% largely because of poor infrastructure.Medical & Health Department’s Nodal Officer Dharmesh Arya said the State’s fertility rate at 2.4 was higher than the national average. The family welfare programmes could be taken to the targeted groups with the help of private bodies, he said.CSR activitiesRepresentatives of Chambal Fertilisers, NTPC Limited, Cairn India, Pathfinder and Mylan Pharma suggested the CSR activities which could make an effective intervention in the reproductive health sector.
The four people washed away by a ruptured pipeline of the 275-MW Kopili hydroelectric project in central Assam’s Dima Hasao district remained untraced for the fifth day on Thursday. The penstock pipe carrying water to the project from North Eastern Electric Power Corporation’s reservoir burst at around 6.30 a.m. on Monday.“We are waiting for the water to recede before starting the search and rescue operations,” a corporation official said, declining to be quoted. He said they hoped the flow of water would be checked in the next 24 hours after workers managed to lower the sluice gate at the intake point of the ruptured pipeline.Experts roped inExperts from NHPC Limited, BHEL and other agencies have also been working to bring the situation under control, he said. Three of the missing people were NEEPCO employees. The fourth was employed by a firm engaged in maintaining the pipeline.The corporation had in a statement said the pipelines of the project had been repaired in 2018. The public sector NEEPCO, headquartered in Shillong, runs the project that was commissioned in March 1984.The Opposition Congress, however, said the pipelines were past their expiry date in 2014 and the energy PSU had been provided ₹200 crore to replace them. Party’s senior spokesperson Durga Das Boro said the disaster could have caused greater damage had there been any habitations downstream of the project site.
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Potter insists Balogun fitness important for Brightonby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton manager Graham Potter insists Leon Balogun’s fitness is important to his side. The Nigeria international has been working his way into the Albion fold after competing in the African Cup of Nations this summer.Potter said: “He is probably having a bit of a bad time at the moment because he’s not healthy, and that’s the most important thing.”You cannot do anything about things if you’re not on the pitch so we have to just focus on getting him back training as soon as we can and also as safely as we can.”Then football decides who is out on the pitch.”Hopefully, we can get him back to enjoying football and get him back to playing football, then he’s an important guy in our squad.”
About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Burnley manager Dyche tips Taylor for England futureby Ansser Sadiq15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley manager Sean Dyche says Charlie Taylor could become an England international.The left-back has struggled for game-time this season as Erik Pieters has made the left-back spot his own.But Dyche sees enough potential in the 26-year-old for him to become a future member of the Three Lions.”I still think there’s a lot of room and time for Charlie Taylor to go into that thinking, along his development line,” said Dyche speaking ahead of the weekend win over Everton.”Erik’s doing well at the moment, but that doesn’t mean I’ve got a lack of belief in Charlie.”He added: “He had such a strong season last season.”And funnily enough I’ve just had a chat with him about it, getting him back to where he was, which he isn’t a million miles from.”But Erik has come in and laid down some really strong performances and he did as soon as he came in.”
Rangers boss Gerrard: I miss Liverpool every dayby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRangers boss Steven Gerrard admits missing Liverpool every day as he represented the club again for a legends match against his current club. Now Gers’ boss, the former midfielder has led his side to the summit of the Scottish Premiership but longs for the days where he could lace up the boots and play competitively. “It does feel great putting the kit back on and being around the lads in the dressing room and I’m looking forward to it,” he told LFCTV.”I miss it every day, I miss representing the club every day, even from the banter level going into Melwood.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham eyeing Real Madrid ace Iscoby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham are eyeing Real Madrid ace Isco as a replacement for Christian Eriksen.ESPN says Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino will target the 27-year-old playmaker if Eriksen decides against renewing his contract.The Denmark international, also 27, has been offered a new five-year deal worth £60million to stay in North London.But Eriksen is believed to be keen on a fresh challenge after entering his seventh season at Spurs.Reports say Spurs have already sought out Sporting Lisbon’s £65million-rated Bruno Fernandes as a replacement.But it has now been claimed Pochettino will instead move for Isco, who has scored 35 goals in 187 games for Madrid, should the Spaniard be available.
The National Housing Trust (NHT) has approved four projects, comprising 2,143 homes, under its Guaranteed Purchase Programme (GPP), since its launch in November 2018. “Construction is expected to commence during this quarter, with some solutions coming to the market by 2020,” Mr. Holness indicated. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the projects include 2,050 one- and two-bedroom units in St. Catherine, another 41 in Westmoreland, and 52 two-bedroom houses in St. Elizabeth. The National Housing Trust (NHT) has approved four projects, comprising 2,143 homes, under its Guaranteed Purchase Programme (GPP), since its launch in November 2018.Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the projects include 2,050 one- and two-bedroom units in St. Catherine, another 41 in Westmoreland, and 52 two-bedroom houses in St. Elizabeth.“Construction is expected to commence during this quarter, with some solutions coming to the market by 2020,” Mr. Holness indicated.The Prime Minister was making his contribution to the 2019/20 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives, on Tuesday (March 19).Under the GPP, developers will be allowed to conceptualise and execute development plans in designated areas at the approved prices.The NHT will purchase all or an agreed number of units, thereby relieving the developers of the associated market risk.Mr. Holness, who advised that the NHT is currently in discussions with 18 developers involved in the programme, said the number of solutions in each project under evaluation for purchase range from 10 to 750.He indicated that the programme has been “well received” as an important component in “energising” development within the lower income segment of the housing market.In this regard, the Prime Minister said the NHT, for which he has portfolio responsibility, continues to have dialogue with several other developers showing an interest in the programme.Meanwhile, Mr. Holness advised that the programme, which enables public-sector workers who are eligible mortgagers to access their NHT cash refunds, has been extended to 2021.“Additionally, mortgagers who are public-sector workers can now access their second NHT loan sooner. The time was reduced from 15 to 10 years, in 2008,” he said. Story Highlights
Gerard Pique believes that just trying to win the Champions League would be ‘suicide’ for Barcelona.Barcelona have not won the Champions League since 2015 and Pique says they can’t afford to concentrate only on the European trophy. Barca Blaugranes reports.“To only try and win the Champions League would be suicide. In the way we operate, we’re stronger when we don’t let everything ride on a single match,” Pique said.“If we concentrate on LaLiga, it’s better, because it’s the measuring stick we use to see where we currently stand.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“Barça have never won the Champions League without winning LaLiga too. If we focus on LaLiga, we’ll win the Champions League.“Barça’s style of play doesn’t lack anything. We become very strong in regular competitions, where we play a lot of matches and not a single final where it’s a coin flip.”There are teams who base their season on the opposite to us and it could serve them well, but it’s different playing in LaLiga than the Champions League. It’s been shown that if we perform well in LaLiga, we’ll perform well in Europe too.”
Johansen was arrested on an outstanding warrant for Failure to Appear with an original charge of Criminal Mischief third degree and Theft third degree. Johansen was remanded at Wildwood Pretrial Facility and held with a $250 bail. According to the online Trooper dispatch, the male was located hiding behind some brush and identified as Jeffery Neal Johansen, 42, of Kenai. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska State Troopers pulled into a residence off Beaver Avenue in Nikiski after observing a male run behind a shed after seeing the patrol car, on March 26.
M&A activity is one of the most direct signs of the health of any industry, including media. Why? Because unless it’s a distress situation, if someone’s selling it means they’ve done well. And if someone’s buying, it means they’re bullish about the future. So all of a sudden, there are some interesting deals occurring in b-to-b media that tell us something about its current state and its future outlook. This month alone produced two of the biggest non-distressed transactions in a long time. First, Access Intelligence sold off several pieces, including Chemical Week, SRI Consulting, the market info and price-discovery service Harriman Chemsult and The Energy Daily. Together, the divested assets represented a bit less than half the Access Intelligence portfolio, some sources say. Last week, Apprise Media divested Canon Communications for $287 million. This is a big-time transaction, especially considering the deep, deep freeze in M&A activity in the traditional print-based b-to-b space over the last few years. And just today, Northstar Travel Media acquired ProMedia.travel, a media company serving the global corporate travel management market. Founded in 2006, ProMedia.travel publishes Procurement.travel—a quarterly magazine with a circulation of about 13,000—as well as three e-newsletters. A few weeks ago, I had a conversation with some old friends at the U.S. Open that was decidedly pessimistic. We debated whether the b-to-b executives who took over the divested pieces of Reed, Nielsen and other companies were true opportunistic entrepreneurs, or just the same old dinosaurs, only now no longer in the herd. But now, with the recent flurry of transactions, I’m thinking that might not be the right context at all. It may be the b-to-b media—and I mean the traditional b-to-b media, the industry that used to rely almost entirely on trade magazines for its revenue—is gaining strength. If you look closely, most b-to-b media companies are no longer print centric. Yes, it’s true they may get most of their revenue from print media, but these companies have for the most part come to recognize their future is in being something more diverse.Over the last four or five years, media companies responded like this: • Losing advertising revenue? Then create products that produce revenue from readers. • Perceive a need for more industry training and education? Create virtual events and Webinars that supplement live events.• Looking for a way to produce meaningful leads for marketers? Create Virtual events and Webinars.• Looking for ways to exploit your industry-leading databases? Create automated marketing programs for suppliers. • Need a more diverse revenue mix? Create data products and a variety of online information sources. • Lose half your revenue? Do more with less, sometimes much less. I’ve learned from my conversations around the industry that you can be well staffed and still be a mediocre brand, and you can be a very strong brand with a lean staff—and I mean very lean.What these recent transactions are telling me is that there’s a lot of juice left in this industry, and that like the mammals after the asteroids hit, b-to-b media companies are quietly adapting and getting stronger even as they watch the dinosaurs die off around them.