first_imgDonegal TD and Fianna Fáil spokesperson for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue is today calling on the Minister for Agriculture to immediately reconvene talks to address the continuing beef crisis.The beef sector has been engulfed in a dispute over prices for farmers, with protests continuing for a second week at a number of meat factories across the country.A new group called the Independent Farmers of Ireland met on Monday night to form a delegation to meet with Minister Creed and discuss a resolution. Deputy McConalogue says it is vital that Minister Creed reconvenes talks to address the continuing crisis.“I welcome the meeting that took place last night to appoint spokespersons to represent protesting farmers in any reconvened talks,” McConalogue TD said.“The Minister must now immediately reconvene talks between Meat Processors and these representatives along with representatives of the Beef Plan Movement and all farming organisations.  It is also essential that talks on this occasion include retailer representatives.“The continuing impasse is adding to the crisis in the beef sector and it is only through talks that progress on key issues can be made.  New talks must comprehensively address issues such as the 30-month rule, 4 movement rule and the 70 day residency requirement. “An outcome of reconvened talks should also include a commitment from the Minister to seek additional market disturbance funding from the European Commission to address losses experienced by farmers in recent months.“The Minister needs to show leadership and bring all stakeholders through this crisis to an agreeable solution. Any continuation of the current situation will not improve the position of anyone involved in the beef sector,” he concluded. McConalogue calls on Minister to reconvene Beef talks was last modified: September 3rd, 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) Tags:beef sectorCharlie McConalogue TDlast_img read more

first_imgJimmy Garoppolo didn’t need to put together a game-winning drive for the 49ers to beat the Packers on Sunday Night Football. But he did deliver what one teammate described as a game-saving speech during their 34-3 victory at Levi’s Stadium.Despite jumping out to a 7-0 lead over Green Bay in the game’s first two minutes, the 49ers quarterback sensed trouble after some fruitless 49ers drives. And he fired off a warning to his teammates that left All-Pro tight end George Kittle in awe.“I think …last_img read more

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Chrome & Keep My Opt-OutsFor its part, Google has announced Keep My Opt-Outs, its stab at addressing the new FTC suggestions. Keep My Opt Outs is a Chrome extension that enables you to opt out permanently from ad tracking cookies.Unlike the Firefox solution that uses the HTTP header, Chrome’s answer does rely on cookies and ad networks. But the extension does address the problem that you face when and if you ever clear your browser’s cookies – that you lose all your customized settings, including any site you’ve opted out of. The new extension for Chrome will keep that opt-out permanently. There are also granular controls for cookies in Chrome, and Google says it’s modified its browser’s incognito mode to ensure that all cookies, including “Flash cookies” can be blocked. Once you download the extension, you can check your privacy settings here.Privacy: The New Browser BattleMicrosoft unveiled its plans for a “Do Not Track” feature for IE9 back in December, shortly after the FTC made its announcement about online privacy. So arguably, Mozilla and Google are both playing catch up to Microsoft here. In a statement, FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz praised the moves, “Mozilla’s initiative is to be commended. It recognizes that consumers want a choice about who is tracking their movements online, and it’s a first step toward giving consumers choice about who will have access to their data. It also signals that Do Not Track options are technically feasible.” The response to Google’s announcement, however, seemed less favorable. In fact, The New York Times cites an FTC spokesperson saying, “We’re pleased that Google is engaged in the process, but Mozilla and Microsoft are clearly steps ahead.”Image credits: Flickr user mollybob Tags:#Browsers#NYT#privacy#web Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… audrey watters Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… When the Federal Trade Commission announced late last year that it was investigating ways to protect consumers’ privacy, it suggested a “Do Not Track” option for every browser. This would give users the ability to opt out of online advertising – an effort akin to the “Do Not Call” registry, from that bygone era where solicitations came via the phone rather than pop-up ads.In response, both Mozilla and Google have announced changes to their respective browsers todays, with the addition of “Do Not Track” features for Firefox and Chrome.Firefox & “Do Not Track”According to Global Privacy and Public Policy Leader at Mozilla, Alex Fowler, the new Firefox feature will allow users to set a preference that will broadcast their desire to opt out of ad-based tracking. This will be signalled via a Do Not Track HTTP header with every page view or click they make. “We believe the header-based approach has the potential to be better for the web in the long run because it is a clearer and more universal opt-out mechanism than cookies or blacklists.”Fowler says that this effort is an improvement on cookie-based solutions as it’s more persistent and doesn’t require a user loading lists of ad networks and advertisers for it to work.The challenge, of course, with the header is that it requires both the browser and websites to recognize and implement the opt-out. “Mozilla recognizes the chicken and egg problem,” says Fowler, “and we are taking the step of proposing that this feature be considered for upcoming releases of Firefox.”last_img read more

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#Amazon#mobile#web The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology As expected, Amazon has opened its new Appstore for Android today, letting Android users purchase and download apps via the website or through a new native Android app.As Sarah Perez noted yesterday in her report on the store’s launch, the new marketplace for Android apps may be an important step forward for both Android users and developers. The Amazon store will compete directly with the official Google Marketplace, often criticized for poor search and discovery – a drawback for those looking to buy and build Android apps.The Amazon Shopping ExperienceAmazon brings its long history of e-commerce experience to bear here, and the Amazon Appstore will utilize many of the popular Amazon store features – personalized recommendations, reviews, and 1-click payments. One of the most interesting features of the new store is the ability to “Test Drive” an app before you buy it. When you visit the website, you’ll be able to control the app through your computer, giving you a chance to see if the app really does what it says or what you want. The store will also offer a “Free App of the Day” special, which as the name suggests, means making an app that typically costs money available to download for free. This discounting is made possible through Amazon’s new pricing agreement with developers. Unlike the Google and Apple App Stores, Amazon sets the price here, not developers. Developers do get to set a list price, and will still get a cut of that price, even if their app is made free as part of Amazon’s daily special.To mark the launch of the store, today’s free app is an exclusive – Angry Birds Rio. So here’s how you can get that app – and get started with the new Amazon Appstore.A Walkthrough: Installing the Appstore for Android1. You’ll first need to download the new native app. If you enter your mobile phone number, Amazon will text you a link so you can download it onto your phone. 2. Download and install the new “Amazon_Appstore.apk.” This will give you the new Appstore app.3. Sign in with your Amazon account. This will link your payments to your Amazon account.4. You can purchase apps either through the Amazon website or via the new app. If you do the former, launching the Appstore on your Android will complete the download and installation. Like the official Android appstore, this will also be how you update your apps to new versions.Quality Over QuantityAs Sarah Perez pointed out yesterday, the Amazon Appstore will have a more stringent review process than Google’s official Android Marketplace. That means, ideally, fewer but better quality apps. My initial reaction: it isn’t just the quality of the apps that’s better here; it’s the whole shopping experience. Amazon will suggest relevant apps and best-selling apps, for example, something that’s bound to make this store a boon for Android.Android users, do you think you’ll be using Amazon’s new Appstore?center_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts audrey watterslast_img read more

first_imgRelated Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img audrey watters Seedcamp, often described as the European equivalent to Silicon Valley’s Y Combinator, has announced a partnership with Facebook to help support socially-oriented startups. The partnership means that Seedcamp participants get product, technical, and design support, as well as early access to beta programs on the Facebook platform.Seedcamp says that many of its companies are already work closely with the Facebook platform, and the closer partnership will give those startups a boost. As Seedcamp notes on its blog, “Since many of our portfolio companies use parts of Facebook’s offerings in their setup, talking to the folks working on these products directly will be a massive help. In addition, an early look at what is coming up will enable Seedcamp companies to be ahead of the market and to play with cool new features first.”This deal between Facebook and Seedcamp follows a similar one struck last summer between Facebook and Y Combinator. At one time, Facebook did operate its own startup program, the fbFund, but the company announced it had no plans to keep it active.Seedcamp also announced that Facebook would become a Platinum Seedcamp Founder Sponsor.Seedcamp offers a three-month mentorship program and a €50,000 investment in exchange for a 8-10% minority stake. Seedcamp holds events all over the world – Mini Seedcamps – as well as Seedcamp Week each fall in London. Once focused on holding events in Europe, Seedcamp has expanded to the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Tags:#start#tips last_img read more

first_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Exterior wall insulation? That usually means rigid foam and furring strips — although occasionally, it means mineral wool insulation and furring strips.But there are other options. Two new products offer builders new ways to keep their wall sheathing warm.InSoFast panels — rectangles of expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam with embedded plastic “studs” that hold drywall screws — have been around for years. The product was developed as a quick and convenient way for homeowners to insulate the interior of basement walls. The company’s original product (the InSoFast UX 2.0 panel) is 2 inches thick and rated at R-8.5.InSoFast is now promoting a thicker panel, the InSoFast EX 2.5 panel, for use on the exterior of wall sheathing. (In many ways, the InSoFast EX 2.5 panels resemble the Quad-Lock R-etro system. For more on Quad-Lock R-etro, see my review in the fourth issue of GBA’s Insider magazine. GBA also lists the Quad-Lock R-etro system in our Green Products Guide.)Each InSoFast EX 2.5 panel measures 24 inches by 48 inches by 2 1/2 inches thick. The EPS has a density of 1.25 pounds per cubic foot. The panels have tongue-and-groove joints around the perimeter that are described as “self-flashing.” While these joints are designed to shed water, the foam panels have not been approved for use as a water-resistive barrier (WRB), so builders will still need to install a layer of housewrap or asphalt felt to protect the wall sheathing.The new 2 1/2-inch-thick panels have several features that differ from the original 2-inch panels designed for interior use:While the interior panels only have to support gypsum drywall, the new exterior panels have to be strong enough to support siding. According to InSoFast president Ed Scherrer, the plastic “studs” are strong enough for this purpose, and are capable of supporting fiber-cement siding or even stone veneer.Anyone who intends to… Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.center_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

first_imgWhy are so many major blockbuster films shooting in Australia? Incentives. Giant cash-back incentives.Cover Image via Shakespeare MediaWith blockbuster films now having absolutely insane budgets, many states and countries are trying to get in on the business. With all the success New Zealand has had over the past decade, Australia is now making moves to lure big studio productions in a big way. Where New Zealand landed all of James Cameron‘s Avatar sequels, Australia is now making huge deals with major companies like Disney – luring multiple large franchises.Production in AustraliaThe Australian Government created the Australian Screen Production Incentive as a means to bring all stages of film production to Australia. The main target is feature films over 60 minutes in length. This includes live action, documentary, and animated films. There are also incentives for television production as well. Originally, films could get up to a 16.5% tax rebate for any foreign production company. In 2011, Australia moved to compete with New Zealand (particularly the power house WETA Digital became) by increasing tax incentives to 30% back for post production, digital, and visual effects (PDV). This helped them secure several animated sequences for Warner Bros. The Lego Movie.  At the same time, the government announced a $230 million national arts policy called Creative Australia. The fund was created after Australia secured production for Twentieth Century Fox‘s production of X-Men franchise film The Wolverine. The new Creative Australia fund was used to begin negotiations with Disney, in hopes to secure 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo.The Disney film failed to meet deadlines and has since remained “in development.” However, Disney seemed determined to shoot in Australia for the incentives. They renegotiated the deal to shoot Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The fifth Pirates film received the $19 million tax incentive, which was less than Disney was seeking.Disney was considering filming in Mexico, where the water tank used in Titanic was located. This meant that regional agencies in Australia would have to help make up the difference. Queensland stepped in, securing production work at the water tanks at Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast.Now Australia has announced new incentives, offering up to a staggering 40% Producer Offset on feature films. Apparently Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, and Disney were pleased with their deals, and are excited about the new incentives. All studios have returned to Australia for multiple productions.Current Australian productions include X-Men: Apocalypse and Alien for 20th Century Fox, Thor: Ragnarok for Disney and Marvel, as well as The Lego Movie Sequel and Lego Batman for Warner Bros.Australian Production IncentivesThe new Australia tax incentives provides a 40% Producer Offset for Feature Films, 30% PDV Offset, 20% Producer Offset for Television, and a 16.5% Location Offset. Compare that to popular places in the US, like Georgia – whose tax incentives max out at 30%.There is no cap or sunset clause on the incentives, and they are a cash rebate paid to the producer. The Australian incentives can be combined with state, territory, and local government incentives as well.The Location Offset requires the film to be shot in Australia, and the Television Offset may require at least two episodes must be shot. However the PDV Offset is available for worldwide productions, as long as a significant portion of post-production work is done in Australia.The Producer Offset offers 40% for theatrically released feature films. This includes documentary, animation and IMAX films. Films must meet minimum format lengths and requirements for broadcast and/or distribution. The must also demonstrate Significant Australian Content, which examines the subject matter, locations, nationalities of key personnel, and production expenditure.Applicants for an offset must be an Australian company, or a non-resident company with a permanent establishment in Australia. For eligibility and terms, visit both Aus Film and Screen Australia.last_img read more

first_imgKeeping track of the hottest trends (and setting a few of her own) is almost second nature to any diva worth her weight in diamonds. But with so many gorgeous things to choose from, you can’t blame a girl – or her mother – for getting confused! The first thing you need is a plan…Key pointers: Distinct styles: ‘I would recommend going for three completely different looks for the three main functions that are hosted at most weddings – the engagement or a ceremony of similar importance, the wedding, and the reception. You should try and look different on each occasion,’ says Bunty Bajaj, designer and partner of designer jewellery from TBZ (Tribhuvandas Bhimji Zaveri).Beautiful forever: Jewellery is meant to make you look beautiful, so make sure you pick pieces that will give you maximum wear. ‘Practicality and wear ability are gaining importance today. Many Indian brides want to incorporate pieces that are not just for “the day”, but also things they can wear all their life, in their wardrobe,’ says Suhani Pittie, a Hyderabad-based jewellery designer. Look like a bride: At a wedding, everyone should be able to recognize the bride at a glance, even from among a thousand women dressed in all their finery. Go for the brightest colours and huge accessories – you can wear that simple diamond necklace and off-white crystal lehenga any other time! There’s only one day in your whole life when you can be decked head-to-toe in jewels and nobody will raise an eyebrow. So do not skimp on jewellery, even if you normally never wear any – the wedding dress is designed to be a specific “costume”, complete with the accessories and shoes. Looking like a participant of an upscale fancy dress ball rather than your usual self is part of the deal!Classic jewellery: Jewellery is a long-term investment. Pick timeless designs instead of the trendy pieces. If something is in vogue today, it might be out of style tomorrow. You do not want to keep reselling your diamonds or getting your gold reset often. Reputed diamond brands usually give you only 90 percent on resale, so you lose about 10 percent of the value every time you resell or exchange the pieces. In case you have an intricately designed gold piece, remember that a significant amount is lost when gold is melted down and then re-moulded.Gold, Diamonds and Gemstones: For a traditional marriage ceremony, it is best to pick up something in real gold; it has good resale value and is considered auspicious in most Indian communities. Add gemstones and diamonds to the mix though, since an “only-gold” necklace will be much more expensive. Your jewellery should do double-duty. ‘We’re making a lot of multipurpose and convertible bridal accessories. Pendants detach from bridal waist belts (vaddyanams) to make necklaces, while plait ornaments can be dismantled to form individual pieces of jewellery,’ says Bunty Bajaj. Choose your wedding jewellery carefully, and it’ll turn into a valuable trousseau later. You should get earrings, pendants, kadas or bangles for your bridal jewellery to accessorise anywhere between 5-20 outfits, depending on how much jewellery you are wearing on your wedding!Goodlooks: ‘The most sensible thing to do is to stick to your pre-determined budget. Gold prices are fluctuating this bridal season. We’re doing a lot of polki or uncut diamond jewellery sets in real gold. A lot of brides are opting for polki jewellery because it looks dressier and works better for a wedding. Emeralds and rubies are also popular now,’ says Bunty Bajaj.Balance Well: Work out a synergy between aspiration and practicality. Set aside cash for the jewellery for the two big events: the wedding and the reception. Remember, you must be able to wear the pieces in the future. Decide on what you really need and what’s merely there for frills. Allocate more money for buying jewellery based on what you wear the most. If you never wear gold, cut back on your gold budget and spend more on diamonds. If you wear only small pieces, opt for several slimmer chokers and pendants instead of one massive necklace for your wedding day. Stop by reputed jewellers’ stores to get an idea of what your dream “bridal set” is likely to cost you. Deduct that amount from your overall jewellery budget – you should have enough money left to buy several pieces of trousseau jewellery to go with the rest of your wardrobe. If one set of jewellery itself takes up more than two-thirds of your total budget, you need to do a reality check.advertisementadvertisementDiamonds are forever: New brides are expected to be dressed up for smaller religious events and social gatherings as well. You need to invest in necklaces to go with all your favourite sarees, salwar kurtas, and also trousers. Invest in at least one good pair of small diamond earrings and one good-sized diamond ring in addition to your wedding diamond jewellery. A discreet pair of diamonds is the most useful of all accessories – they pair well with ethnic and Western wear; day and night looks and casual parties. ‘If you want to wear diamonds but cannot afford solitaires, opt for pressure-setting* or invisible setting for tiny diamonds to make them look like one big piece,’ says Bunty.Smaller pieces: Get plenty of smaller but suitably festive pieces to wear at the various wedding functions – these will later be useful for traditional events and functions. Each special or heavy trousseau outfit should have at least one jewel set that coordinates with it. And if one necklace is to go with two (or more) ensembles, you can opt for a simple design that serves as a foil for a dress, not an attention  grabber that other guests are likely to recognise if you wear it twice in the same week! Do not stick to the usual jewellery sets either. ‘In a modern bride’s trousseau, one should find brooches, slim chokers, cuffs, haslees, anklets, convertible neckpieces, (where a part can be detached so that it becomes light), as well as contemporary armlets,’ recommends Suhani Pittie. Imitation Gold ‘Always include something nonprecious and inexpensive that looks like the real thing . Try a silver haslee or cuff that has been gold-plated and embellished with antique-looking crystals. Give imitation jewellery a traditional touch by stringing it on strands of pearls, emeralds or rubies – it will look just as pretty as the real thing,’ suggests Suhani. You can get pretty jewellery in faux gold and gemstones, or sterling silver, so don’t turn away from artificial jewellery. However, imitation jewellery also has benchmarks for quality, so pick good silver-plated or one-gram gold pieces from a jeweller rather than buying it off a tiny novelty store. It’s best to visit a jeweller or a designer. Sporting experimental designs in gold jewellery may not be possible when you’re buying the yellow metal in 22 karat. But with the gold-plated pieces, you can have your cake and eat it too! Get a few designs that will complement Indo-western outfits, light sarees or even your favourite white shirt.Wow extras: Don’t let the recession suck all the fun out of jewellery shopping. ‘There are many new options available in the market that a bride can try. For instance, the multilayered pearls strand-necklaces such as the satlada. There’s another new accessory in the market – a kilangee or sarpaich, which can be worn instead of the usual maangtikka,’ says Suhani. ‘Gorgeous hair ornaments such as pearl flowers or gold chains, an elaborate haslee, broad gold anklets with some stones or ghungroos, a signature cuff, armlets or baajuband with extensive tassel-work also look great on a bride. Finally, you can use decorative brooches in lieu of the plain safety pins to hold your saree or dupatta in place.’ After the wedding, don’t stash the jewellery away. Pin a brooch on your favourite dress, or wear a saree with a maangtikka or sarpaich and armlet instead of the regular earrings and necklace. How you use jewellery is limited only by your imagination and your creativity…PS: Finally, remember that while your necklace and earrings have to be real, the minor extras don’t have to be – so don’t hesitate to go for designer goldplated jewellery for the rest.advertisementJust-for-fun pieces: A small part of your jewellery budget should be dedicated to your individual style statement. Once you’re done buying expensive precious metals and stones, splurge a little on fashion jewellery as well. A word of warning: if you are going for something artificial, choose marble instead of moonstones – inexpensive gems are a dated trend. ‘Semi-precious gemstones such as turquoise and peridots are completely out of fashion now. Even in the international markets, jewellery with semi-precious stones has done a disappearing act,’ says Bunty Bajaj. Go for consciously trendy baubles which don’t pretend to be real. Make a statement with eco-friendly jewellery – they’re made of wood, terracotta or jute, or channel a tribal vibe with accessories made of feathers, beads and beaten brass. When shopping for jewellery, always remember that it is a celebration of life, femininity and joyfulness. The idea is to include something non-precious that looks like the real thing as well goodlooksExpert speak: Pria Kataria Puri on gemstone and outfit pairingsFinding it difficult to mix and match? Designer Pria Kataria Puri has some practical tips on teaming the right jewellery with the right sort of outfit for maximum impact. Watch those necklines: ‘For a prewedding function, say the mehendi or sangeet, most brides want heavy earrings. I would do something with a high collar for the sangeet, so she wouldn’t need to wear a necklace. For the wedding and reception though, it’s low necklines which leave room for heavy necklaces. The kind of outfit that would work best with a choker would be very different from the clothing that would complement a long necklace.Coordinate colours and embroidery: I like to pair green or red outfits with rubies. However, playing “matchy” with colours is not all you need to do! As a rule of thumb, I also prefer to pair traditional embroidery with traditional jewellery, and modern embroidery with modern jewellery pieces. We are now designing a line of ensembles with kundan embroidery, which can be paired beautifully with a kundan set.A contemporary edge: I would pair diamonds and rubies with a dress embellished with Swarovski crystals. The styling can be contemporary or conventional – you can pair traditional jewellery with a contemporary style outfit? such as pairing a modern choli with a traditional outfit.Base your clothes on your jewellery: The dress for a wedding function needs to be designed around the jewellery. When I get a request to design a dress for a function, I first ask to see the jewellery.New trend: A lot of weddings have events such as a cocktail party, where brides opt to wear gowns which look like stitched sarees. If the bride is wearing kundan jewellery with pearls, a gown featuring lots of beautiful tulle, with gold embroidery all-over, and pearls as embellishments, would make a pretty picture.Traditional styles: If you plan on going with polki or Jaipuri uncut diamonds with emeralds, which is a popular traditional combination, I would choose traditional embroidery such as zardozi, tilla and thread work rather than Swarovski crystals.Budget tip The pice de rsistance Try to restrict the “I can never wear it again” type of jewellery to a single signature piece. ‘You can choose for one ornament to be heavy while the others can be accompaniments. So a heavy choker will pair well with simple bangles and earrings,’ says Suhani Pittie.Jewel TalkA mother-daughter duo share their experiences of shopping for trousseau jewelleryThe bride says …’When my sister got married in 2007, my parents were in Ambala, and they told me I could buy whatever I liked as well. I bought gold bangles, which turned out to be a very good decision, in retrospect! My parents also picked up a number of jewellery sets from Ambala to gift our new family. There’s always one trusted person you go to when you’re buying jewellery. Since my parents had been posted in Ambala for some time, they knew where to buy jewellery there. I find that even among famous brands of jewellery available throughout the country, the designs seem to be customised according to the city. I’m from the north, and I find the designs favoured in Bengaluru, where I work, a bit too heavy and loud for the kind of clothes I usually wear. I had gone shopping with my future in-laws since they know the city well and I found that most of the jewellery had a lot of brightly-coloured stones, and was rather too garish for my tastes. Ultimately, we bought my jewellery from a newly-opened mall, where the designs were much simpler and more delicate. Though, surprisingly I didn’t like what was on offer in Bengaluru. Further down south in Chennai (where my dad is currently posted) there’s some very nice jewellery, especially in the T-Nagar area,’ says Arpita Kapur, assistant manager and bride-to-be.The bride’s mom says …’Frankly, we haven’t done that much jewellery shopping. I am not heavily into jewellery myself. There are certain family heirlooms that have been handed down through generations, and those are the mainstay of my daughter’s jewellery trousseau. Gold is a must-have: You have to give some gold to your girl, but we’re not going overboard with buying gold. In the north, people do not wear very heavy jewellery. Here in the south though, I’ve noticed that jewellery trends to be pretty heavy. There is also a huge difference in the styles. The various kinds of designs available in the south are not likely to appeal to someone who’s used to the typical jewellery designs available in the north. The bulk of what we are buying are light pieces that will be suitable for officewear, since my daughter is working. Apart from that, we bought slightly heavier party-wear jewellery. When you buy pieces to match with a dress, their wearability is limited. You can also pick up gemstone jewellery, but the thing to remember is that if you are buying rubies, for instance, they will not go with every colour. If you have a favourite colour, you could buy gemstones that go with it. Personally, I like traditional styles such as kundan and meena for my jewellery – a few decades down the line, they’ll look like antique jewellery! But the main thing is that the girl should like it, and be able to wear it. There is no point in buying jewellery that keeps lying around, and becomes a bother,’ says Nina Kapur, homemaker, army wife and mother.last_img read more

first_imgPanelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Luka Doncic passes up shot at winner as Timberwolves escape Mavs Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich reacts after being ejected in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER — San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich boiled over just 63 seconds into a game against Denver and was ejected.An irate Popovich appeared to be upset over a non-foul call Wednesday night and was given a technical by official Mark Ayotte. He kept it up and was handed another from fellow official David Guthrie. Popovich’s team was trailing 5-0 as he made his way to the locker room.ADVERTISEMENT 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 LATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess The last time a coach was ejected within the first 2 minutes of a game was Washington’s Flip Saunders on Jan. 2, 2012, at Boston, according to research by the Elias Sports Bureau. Saunders was ejected 1:46 into the game.Taking over on the bench for Popovich was assistant coach Ettore Messina as the Spurs were beaten 113-85 by the Nuggets.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsFollowing the game, Popovich didn’t have much to say.“You’ll have to ask the officials,” he said.center_img As he made his way down the hall, Popovich joined the scrum where Nuggets coach Michael Malone was conducting his postgame interviews. The exchange between the coaches was nearly as long as Popovich’s appearance in the contest.Malone: “We were just talking about an NBA record that was set tonight.”Popovich: “What was the record? What happened?”Malone: “Somebody got thrown out in 63 seconds.”Popovich: “Are you serious? That person must have hit somebody. Somebody get hit tonight? Somebody get cursed at or anything?”ADVERTISEMENT Then, Popovich headed for the exit.“That’s one of a kind right there,” Malone said. “I don’t know what to say after that.”Popovich also was ejected Sunday during the third quarter in a loss to Sacramento. In that instance, he charged onto the court to berate an official for an out-of-bounds call.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgSlightly better than expected Canadian unemployment numbers don’t tell the whole story. There are pros and cons which come along with them.Express Employment Professionals CEO Robert Funk said a lot of temporary workers seemed to find full time work.“The part time workers fell, and the full time workers increased, so, that’s the encouraging news,” he said.The discouraging news is that the labour participation rate went down, approaching a ten-year low.“Which means there are still a lot of people sitting on the sidelines who have not decided to go back to work and of course, that’s be a challenge through the last five or ten years,” explained Funk, adding there are a couple reasons for that.“We’re seeing more people who have increased government benefits feel it’s just as economically viable for them to stay off the job force,” he said.The other reason is a skills gap.Funk explained it’s not high skilled work either. The need is for more semi-skilled workers such as refrigeration operators and welders which may only take a couple years of education.Those jobs are paying very well right now, as much as $60,000 right out of school.The hardest people to employ are those with four year arts degrees.last_img read more