Maryland ~ Sales and Use Tax: Remote Seller Legislation Introduced

first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportThe Maryland Legislature has introduced sales tax bills that would impose nexus on an out-of-state vendor if its sales or deliveries of tangible personal property into Maryland during the preceding four quarterly periods result in cumulative gross receipts exceeding $10,000 or the sales or deliveries are made in at least two hundred separate transactions.Subscribers can view the legislation.MDHB1213SB855H.B. 1213, introduced in the Maryland Legislature on February 10, 2017; S.B. 855, introduced in the Maryland Senate on February 3, 2017last_img read more

Atletico will not stop chasing Barcelona – Gameiro

first_imgAtlético Madrid Atletico Madrid will not stop in pursuit of Barcelona, promises Gameiro Jamie Smith 03:26 2/19/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Kevin Gameiro Getty Images Atlético Madrid Primera División Atlético Madrid v Athletic Club Athletic Club Diego Simeone’s charges maintained pressure on the La Liga leaders, with Gameiro and Diego Costa hitting to down Athletic Kevin Gameiro says Atletico Madrid will not stop in their pursuit of LaLiga leaders Barcelona after he inspired Diego Simeone’s men to a 2-0 home win against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.Atletico struggled to break down a stubborn Athletic at the Wanda Metropolitano before Simeone turned to Gameiro as his second substitute, taking off Koke and reconfiguring his side’s attack.Gameiro subsequently repaid his boss with a goal and an assist, scoring from a pass from fellow French forward Antoine Griezmann before setting up Diego Costa to wrap up the points. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The 30-year-old has a knack for providing game-changing moments on February 18, having hit a five-minute hat-trick in a 4-1 rout of Sporting Gijon on the same date a year ago.Atletico have now won five straight games in all competitions, with Gameiro on target in a 4-1 defeat of Copenhagen at Parken Stadium in the Europa League on Thursday.And with Atleti cutting Barca’s cushion back down to seven points with 14 fixtures still to play and a trip to Camp Nou coming next month, Gameiro insists the title race is alive.”It’s a good day for us, we’ve won and we’re still strong,” he told beIN SPORTS. “We must continue like this.A goal and assist today and THIS 5-minute hat-trick #OnThisDay one year ago…February 18th is ‘Kevin Gameiro Day!’ @atletienglishpic.twitter.com/Zio9oRmt9V— LaLiga (@LaLigaEN) February 18, 2018″We will not stop, we know that we are playing well in this moment and we have to enjoy it.”3 – Griezmann has assisted the last three Gameiro’s goals in La Liga. Friends. pic.twitter.com/ebC21ULnQE— OptaJose (@OptaJose) February 18, 2018Simeone had called for Atletico’s fans to show more support for Griezmann, who gestured silence to them by putting a finger to his lips late in a 1-0 win over Valencia earlier in the month.Gameiro backed his compatriot, who was influential in the Copenhagen victory by scoring a brace to give Atleti a foot in the last 16 of the Europa League.”It’s good for him and the team,” Gameiro added. “The team is with him because he is a magnificent player.”last_img read more

Province to Review Tourist Accommodation Act

first_imgThe province is reviewing legislation that deals with the licensing of tourist accommodation properties and consulting with industry on improvements. “We recognize there are challenges with our current approach under the existing legislation,” said Tourism, Culture and Heritage Minister Len Goucher. “We want to ensure that our visitors have a safe, quality experience. We’re looking at best practices across the country and consulting with industry on the right approach for Nova Scotia.” There are many ways to achieve safety and quality in tourist accommodations. Some provinces and territories require licensing while others do not. Nova Scotia’s Tourist Accommodation Act requires that all fixed roof accommodations and campgrounds for the travelling and vacationing public be licensed. Licensing covers areas such as collection of occupancy statistics, visitor safety, and amenities. About 1,400 properties are licensed with the department. Only operators of licensed accommodations can participate in provincial marketing efforts such as promotion in visitor information centres, the Doers and Dreamers Guide, the Check In service, or on the website at www.novascotia.com . The department estimates that there are 400 to 500 unlicensed accommodations in Nova Scotia. The majority of these are individual cottages. Many owners of these properties live outside the province and rent summer homes. The growing use of the Internet has made it easy for these operators to advertise and for the public to book these properties online. “The issue of unlicensed properties is of major concern for ourmembership,” said Susan Tilley-Russell, chair of the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS). “We believe that the prevalence of unlicensed properties throughout the province is detrimental to the sustainability and health of the entire tourism industry in Nova Scotia. TIANS applauds the leadership and action being shown by the Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage in its efforts to address this very important issue and looks forward to working with the department through this process.” The department is currently consulting with key industry groups to prepare a discussion paper. The paper will be shared with members of the industry for feedback in the fall. The department will also dedicate resources to follow up directly with unlicensed property owners over the summer months.last_img read more

Onsite Sewage Approvals Faster Better Protect the Environment

first_imgNova Scotia home builders will save time and money because of new regulations for the installation of on-site septic systems. The changes also give inspectors more time to ensure environmental protections are in place. The regulations apply to septic systems that operate where municipal sewer and water systems are not accessible. A pilot project to test the proposed changes reduced approval wait times from three weeks to one. “These regulations help us achieve our goal of having one of the cleanest and most sustainable environments in the world by 2020,” said Mark Parent, Minister of Environment and Labour. “We can save builders time and money, and boost business for the construction industry, while improving environmental protections.” The approval process has been streamlined so qualified people can submit documents to confirm that regulations and technical guidelines are being followed during system installations. The installation is then reviewed by a departmental inspector. The changes also improve access to new technologies and matches provincial regulations more closely with that of otherprovinces. The regulations are a result of public consultation that invited and reviewed 75 comments from industry, community organizations, governments, consultants and citizens. Waste Water Nova Scotia was one group whose contributions resulted in strong, effective, changes. “Waste Water Nova Scotia worked co-operatively with the department on new regulations,” said Phil Cameron, chair of the association. “These improvements of how on-site sewage disposal is managed in Nova Scotia will allow all of us to provide a better quality of service to rural Nova Scotians, while keeping in mind the importance of protecting the environment.” The new regulation supports the government’s commitments under the proposed Act Respecting Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity, announced March 22. It also supports Environment and Labour’s Competitiveness and Compliance Initiative goal to reduce administrative burdens on business. The initiative is a key part of Better Regulation–Everyone’s Business, the government of Nova Scotia’s far-reaching plan for improving regulation in the province.last_img read more

Morocco journalist in Qaeda video case vows to relaunch website

first_imgRABAT – A Moroccan journalist accused of aiding “terrorism” said Wednesday he would replace his news website, blocked by the authorities after his arrest, if they prevented him from reopening it.Ali Anouzla was arrested on September 17 after publishing an article on his website Lakome about, and with links to, an inflammatory video attributed to Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb which called for jihad in Morocco.He stands accused of defending and inciting terrorism, with the authorities saying he was giving the jihadists a platform, accusations the journalist has described as “surreal.” Known for his criticism of the Moroccan establishment, and the monarchy in particular, Anouzla was released on bail in October after an outcry at home and abroad over the case, which has become a test of the authorities’ pledge to increase press freedom.Both the French and Arabic versions of his popular website were shut down.Speaking to journalists in Rabat on Wednesday, Anouzla confirmed that he had written to the public prosecutor in January asking for Lakome to be unblocked.“If I don’t receive a response in the coming days, I will launch a new website, called Lakome2.com,” he said.His comments come just a day after the judge investigating his case set the next hearing for May 20, at the court in Rabat’s twin city of Sale, where he spent more than one month in prison.Under Morocco’s tough anti-terrorism law, which was adopted in 2003 after a string of suicide attacks in Casablanca, the journalist risks up to 20 years behind bars, according to Amnesty International.Amnesty, Human Rights Watch and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) have called him a prisoner of conscience and campaigned for his release.Anouzla is an experienced journalist who broke the story of a convicted Spanish paedophile freed last August by mistake under a royal pardon that was hastily revoked after it sparked angry protests across the country.RSF ranked Morocco 136 out of 180 countries in its 2014 world press freedom index, and said his case was “indicative of a disturbing readiness on the part of the authorities to view journalistic work as inciting terrorism.”last_img read more

Marker of CTE found in brain of Kosta Karageorge

Kosta Karageorge was a red-shirt senior defensive lineman. Credit: Courtesy of OSUWhen former Ohio State football player and wrestler Kosta Karageorge was reported missing in Nov. 2014, a dark cloud was shadowed over the OSU-Michigan game that Saturday. That dark cloud soon formed a black hole that swallowed the hearts of Karageorge’s teammates. The senior walk-on killed himself and was found in a dumpster near his house close to campus.His family sent his brain to be examined by a brain bank in Massachusetts who continues to examine the brains of several former athletes post mortem.A report from The New York Times on Tuesday stated that Karageorge had a protein on his brain that is consistent with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, a degenerative disease found in those who suffer from repeated blows to the head. The article stated Karageorge suffered 15 concussions in his lifetime.Neuropathologist Ann McKee examined Karageorge’s brain and found the protein Tau and diagnosed him with Stage 1 CTE. The report handed to the Karageorge family said that McKee discovered traces of “past microhemorrhaging in Karageorge’s prefrontal cortex” which often “leads to cognitive issues involving impulsivity, disinhibition, poor judgment and maybe even suicidal ideation,” according to McKee’s report outlined in the article.Concussions have been a focus of discussion for the better part of three years. Former Buckeye Ray Griffin sued the Big Ten and the NCAA just over a week ago over the same issue.The article stated that McKee said that it is impossible to distinguish if chronic head trauma is directly related to Karageorge’s suicide.OSU offers suicide prevention resources. The Office of Student Life’s Counseling and Consultation Services can be reached at 614-292-5766. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached at 1-800-273-8255 or online at suicidepreventionlifeline.org. read more

Greek woman appeals in Theophanous case

first_imgA Greek woman found guilty, in Greece, of defaming former state Labor minister Theo Theophanous after accusing him of rape will appeal the judgment, The Age reports. A Greek court official confirmed that the woman, who claimed Mr Theophanous sexually assaulted her in his Parliament House office in 1998, requested that the case be heard before the appellate court four days after she received a two year jail sentence by a junior court in Athens. ”She had 10 days to appeal the sentence and she chose to do so on October 29,” court clerk Dimitra Yiannopoulou, told The Age, adding ”this means that proceedings are not over.” Mr Theophanous pursued the woman through the Greek justice system after the charge of rape was dismissed in the Melbourne Magistrates Court last year. A former Melbourne resident, the woman relocated to Greece after the alleged assault. Although her name has been released in Greece, she cannot be identified in Australia. Mr Theophanous, who flew to Greece to attend the defamation hearing, said he was motivated by justice not revenge. In documents sighted by The Age, the sixth Court of First Instance, presided over by Judge Gerasimos Vrionis, concluded that the woman, who did not appear for the trial, was guilty of defamation. Judge Vrionis said that, made anonymously, the woman’s claims of rape were subsequently posted on the internet, damaging Mr Theophanous’s political career and causing ”two years of trauma” for his family. In addition to the prison sentence, which was suspended for three years, the three-member Greek tribunal ordered that the woman pay court fees. Officials say it is unlikely that her attempts to clear her name will end soon. Chief secretary at the Court of First Instance in Athens, Panayiotis Tzanetopoulos, told The Age that it would probably be ”a year or so” before the case was heard. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Asus VG23AH le moniteur à 3D passive passe à 23 pouces

first_imgAsus VG23AH : le moniteur à 3D passive passe à 23 pouces.Asus annonce l’arrivée prochaine d’un moniteur à dalle IPS et à 3D passive, le VG23AH.Asus va lancer un moniteur de 23 pouces, le VG23AH, pourvu d’une dalle IPS et équipé d’une technologie de 3D passive. Ce sont les cinéphiles ou plutôt les Blu-rayphiles en 3D qui vont être ravis…Le moniteur VG23AH est donc doté d’une dalle IPS d’une diagonale de 23 pouces (58,4 cm) à rétro-éclairage à LED. Cet écran peut afficher en résolution Full HD en 60 Hz et avec une luminosité maximale de 250 cd/m² selon Clubic. Grâce au procédé de film polarisé, l’effet 3D est obtenu en ayant recours à des lunettes 3D passives. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Au niveau de la connectique, on trouve deux entrées HDMI, une entrée DVI-D, une entrée VGA ainsi qu’une entrée audio mini-jack. Une sorti mini-jack est également présente tout comme deux haut-parleurs de 3 W chacun. Mais il faudra patienter un peu avant d’acquérir ce moniteur, annoncé pour le mois de juin prochain en Europe notamment.Le 17 avril 2012 à 21:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Lifeless Body of Haitian Migrant Found on Bahamas Beach

first_img Related Items:#haitianmigrantfounddeadonbeach, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 15, 2017 – Eleuthera – The police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a Haitian man, whose body was found on a beach on the Bahamas island of Eleuthera on the weekend.The police report that the man was believed to be part of a group of approximately 50 Haitian migrants who landed in the South Eleuthera early Saturday.According to the police, shortly after 3:00 am (local time) on Saturday, they received a report that several Haitian migrants landed on the island.The officers, on checking the immediate area, found the lifeless body of a male on the shoreline, suspected to be a part of the group of migrants.The officers also detained the Haitian migrants and handed them over to immigration officials. This incident follows the apprehension of 23 Haitian migrants last week who landed in the Yamacraw area on the island of New Providence.The police say they were notified about migrant sightings and subsequently apprehended the Haitians.The Royal Bahamas Defence Force says over 60 suspected Haitian migrants were apprehended in Bahamian waters last month.#magneticmedianews#haitianmigrantfounddeadonbeach Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Romney has a solid win in Nev caucuses

first_imgLAS VEGAS — Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney cruised to a decisive victory in the Nevada caucuses Saturday night, notching a second-straight triumph over a field of rivals suddenly struggling to keep pace.In victory, the former Massachusetts governor unleashed a sharp attack on President Barack Obama, whose economic policies he said have “made these tough times last longer.”In a state with the worst joblessness in the country, Romney added, “This week he’s been trying to takea bow for 8.3 percent unemployment. Not so fast, Mr. President. This is the 36th straight month with unemployment above the red line your own administration drew.”Returns from 14 of 17 counties showed the former Massachusetts governor with 42 percent support, Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich with 26 percent, Texas Rep. Ron Paul with 18 percent and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum with 13 percent.Still to report its results was Clark County, which includes Las Vegas and often accounts for half or more of the votes in a statewide election.last_img read more

Riders get ready for Best Buddies Challenge Miami

first_imgSOUTH MIAMI, FLA. (WSVN) – Riders got geared up for an upcoming race meant to benefit those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.Among those prepping for the race was 7 Sports anchor Donovan Campbell spent some time this week at Mack Cycle and Fitness in South Miami being fitted for the proper gear to take on the Best Buddies Challenge: Miami.The 70-mile route will take 50 cyclists across South Florida’s stunning waterfront locations starting at the Saint Regis Bal Harbor resort — through downtown Miami and Key Biscayne.Friday’s event is meant to raise awareness for Best Buddies programs in schools, workplaces and communities.“What makes us special is that we’re not looking for a cure, we are the cure,” said Mark Lewis, the Vice President of Marketing for Best Buddies. “We help people with special abilities, special needs basically with mentoring friendships, employment and leadership development.”WSVN is a proud sponsor of Best Buddies.For more information on the Best Buddies Challenge Miami, click here. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Teslas 7percent workforce cut amounts to more than 1000 jobs slashed in

first_img Tesla Post a comment Roadshow reported last month that Tesla was cutting its global workforce by roughly 7 percent. That amounts to around 3,000 personnel let go after Tesla expanded its head count by 30 percent last year. New data shows that about a third of those cut jobs are based in California.According to California Employment Development Department filings sourced by the East Bay Times, that breaks down to 802 jobs cut at Tesla’s manufacturing facility in Fremont, 137 manufacturing support positions in Lathrop and 78 jobs at the company’s head office in Palo Alto.On the heels of Tesla announcing the availability of the $35,000 Model 3 — a technicality that factors in tax rebates and estimated fuel savings — the layoffs are another way to help the company achieve a $35,000 Model 3 base price without including those asterisk factors.This seems to be a case of Tesla learning how to do more with less. As we reported at the end of January, the automaker expects to increase deliveries by as much as 65 percent in 2019, thanks to Model 3 sales beginning in China and Europe.If Tesla can continue to make a profit this year, as it did in the third and fourth quarters of 2018, the company may be in a position to hire back at least some of its cut workforce. 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Tesla Model 3 barrels through the snow in Track Mode 50 Photos 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Teslacenter_img 0 More From Roadshow Share your voice 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Tags Electric Cars Car Industrylast_img read more

Apache to pull out of Alaska citing low oil prices

first_imgDownload AudioApache Corp. is one of the largest leaseholders in Cook Inlet.The oil and gas company Apache Corp. is pulling out of Alaska, citing low oil prices.The company is one of the largest leaseholders in Cook Inlet, where it has been exploring for oil since 2010. In an emailed statement, a company spokesperson said Apache is slashing spending for the coming year by 60 percent — and halting work in several regions, including Alaska.“Due to the current downturn, Apache has had to significantly scale back operations and spending,” wrote Castlen Kennedy, the company’s vice president for public affairs. Kennedy added that the company is “focusing our limited dollars on specific international opportunities and strategic testing in North America.”“Operations we are suspending as a result of the downturn include our Alaskan activities,” she wrote.Kennedy said the company expects job losses to be “minimal,” since Apache has been scaling back operations in the state for the past year.Apache is an independent oil and gas company based in Houston, with operations across North America and in the UK and Egypt. Last week, the company reported a net loss of $23 billion in 2015.last_img read more

Gold Trades Higher International Rate Holds Above 1200

first_imgGold futures rose by ₹150 or 0.57%, to ₹26,618 per 10 grams on Tuesday, on the back of speculators increasing positions, reflecting buoyant sentiment abroad.The metal is seen as a hedge against oil-led inflation and has been moving in tandem with oil prices. Crude oil fell to a five-year low on Monday, dropping below $66.The multi-commodity exchange saw April-month gold delivery rise 0.57%, with volume size of 12 lots. February futures saw prices increase by ₹144, or 0.55%, to ₹26,505, with turnover of 566 lots.The yellow metal managed to hold above $1,200.80 per ounce, up 0.49%, in Asian trade. Reuterslast_img read more

Vivek Oberois latest question to Salman Khan Do you believe in forgiveness

first_imgThe history between Salman Khan and Vivek Oberoi has been among the worst fights in Bollywood. It has been almost sixteen years that Vivek Oberoi had called the press to talk about Salman Khan’s threatening calls to the Saathiya actor over Aishwarya Rai.Ever since then, Vivek Oberoi has tried numerous times on various occasions to speak to the actor and ask for forgiveness, but to no avail. Award shows to private parties, Oberoi tried a couple of times to bridge the gap between the two, but Salman refused to budge.Now, as per a report in India Today, om being asked on an entertainment show, Vivek Oberoi was asked what would he ask Salman Khan if Salman is given a dose of truth serum. To which, Vivek replied, “Do you truly believe in forgiveness?”The comment clearly indicates that Vivek is still eagerly awaiting Salman Khan’s forgiveness.A few months down the line after the entire Salman-Vivek fiasco, in an interview with Farah Khan, titled – Tere Mere Beech Mein – Vivek had spilled the beans on the entire controversy. Talking about calling the press conference, Vivek said he realised that he had made the mistake as soon as he sat in front of the media people for the press conference. He realised that he should have handled it man-to-man and not this way. He also stressed on the fact that his close friend, Sohail Khan, had indeed asked him to wait so he could intervene and solve the matter. But Vivek acted instinctively and was outcaste overnight after the episode.In the same interview, Vivek had even hinted and called Aishwarya Rai ‘plastic’. “Sab hain yahan pe, plastic smile, plastic heart, sab,” Vivek had said.last_img read more

3 killed as lorry overturns in Ctg

first_imgThree people were killed as a container lorry overturned and rammed a CNG-run auto-rickshaw on Nimtola Biswa road under Bandar thana of the port city on Sunday morning, reports news agency UNB.The deceased are driver of the auto-rickshaw and two of its passengers.Details could not be known immediately as rescue operation was still underway.The lorry turned turtle as its driver lost control over the steering for pothole-riddled road and rammed the three-wheeler around 11:00 am, leaving three people dead on the spot, said Bandar police station officer-in-charge Mainul Hasan.The death toll from the accident may rise as the auto-rickshaw remained pinned under the container lorry, the OC added.last_img read more

Made in Bangladesh made for Bangladesh

first_imgWorkers are found busy in their factory. Photo : Mushfique WadudThere is hardly any globally renowned clothing chain shop where apparel products made in Bangladesh cannot be found these days. In many developed countries, Bangladeshi ready-made garment (RMG) items are now one of the best choices of consumers.But back home, many Bangladeshis with low per capita income could not afford to purchase the high-end RMG products made by Bangladeshi RMG factories for global brands. Only some rejected pieces and the ones stolen from the factories can reach the local market at different parts of the Dhaka city.However, a group of businessmen have come up with a unique solution to this problem. They produce ready-made garments copying the design of high-end RMG products. The products are known as “copy” products in the local markets and look almost like the RMG items made for global brands.A portion of febrics imported for woven garment industry is also being sold there.The popularity of Bangladeshi RMG items worldwide has now made the country the second largest RMG exporter but local people had once upon faced severe crisis of clothes.A cluster of industry was set up in Keraniganj’s Kaligang in the outskirt of Dhaka to meet the local demand. They produce jeans, shirts, panjabis, borkhas, clothing for babies and other RMG items for the local markets.According to manufacturers, about 75 per cent of the demand of the local market is met by the products of the factories located in Keraniganj.“We’ve a very good reputation for the jeans products. Sometimes people cannot differentiate between exportable items and our products,” said Mohammad Shadhin Sheikh, general secretary of Keraniganj traders and shop owners association.He said they have also good market for panjabis, borkhas and baby RMG products.There are 3,000 RMG factories and 5,000 showrooms in this hub.Between narrow roads, there are some four to five storied buildings where these factories and showrooms are located. In most buildings, the first two or three floors are for showrooms and the rest of the floors are for factories.Traders from across the country come here and buy the RMG products displayed at these showrooms.This burgeoning hub is just beside the Buriganga river and the RMG items are transported to different parts of the country through the water routes, the traders said.Busy workers at their factory in Keraniganj. Photo : Mushfique WadudDuring the Eid sales now, according to them, this garment-manufacturing hub sees a turnover of Tk 100 million a day.Many workers who lost their jobs at the export-oriented RMG factories often join these small factories or in cases, they themselves set up small factories of their own, banking on the skills they attained.Sheikh Mohammad Shamim, a factory owner, was seen working and giving direction to workers at his factory in Alam Market in Keraniganj on a hot summar day in early June. He has been in the business for the past 10 years.Every year his factory produces 40,000 jeans and can sell volumes worth Tk 200,000 every day during the Eid season, Shamim told Prothom Alo.Mohammad Alam, manager of Bikrampur Pant House in Kaliganj, who has been doing business in Keraniganj for the past 20 years, said his factory produces 20,000 jeans every year.“We only produce jeans and we have clients all over the country. Many retailers from very remote areas come to our shop for our jeans,” he said.There are also many shops that sell raw materials and accessories such as fabrics, buttons and other items, he added.”Many local brands based in Dhaka are our clients. They buy jeans from us and sell them from their showrooms,” Alam saidNazmul Hossain, a retailer in Jashore, was buying jeans from Alam’s shop. Nazmul said he comes to this market every month.“These jeans are very popular in our market. Sometimes if I cannot come, I ask them over phone and they send me the products by courier service,” he said.Traders said this market could have flourished further had the government provided them some support.”We often face problems in accessing loans and even if we manage to get loans, interest rate is quite high. It would be better if we get loans at reasonable rate,” said Sadhin Sheikh.Abdur Rahman, a factory owner at Alam Market in Kaliganj, complained that most of the roads are congested in this area and during Eid time, there is huge traffic congestion.”If transportation facilities improve, we will get more customers and this industry will grow further,” he said.last_img read more

David Lynch Eats a Damn Fine Doughnut in Twin Peaks Teaser Trailer

first_imgStay on target We didn’t think that the next teaser for the new season of Twin Peaks was going to actually show anything. If anything, we were hoping that the next one was going to be just as cryptic as the last. We’re not sure we were expecting this, though.In the latest teaser trailer, we can see creator David Lynch eating a doughnut for about 18 seconds. Then a glimpse of the town sign. That’s it.The marketing for the show’s third season, which will air on Showtime, continue to confuse those who have no idea what Twin Peaks is (my partner continues to show me the videos without context and just stare at me blankly). For 15 seconds, there’s quite a bit to unpack.For one, it isn’t just Lynch pictured. He played a character on the show named Gordon Cole, who worked with Agent Dale Cooper and the FBI. He’s deaf (or he says he is), so one of his defining characteristics is how he shouts at everybody. In the teaser, you can see he has his hearing aids in.The teaser confirms that Lynch will be returning as Cole for the season.The doughnut may not be a hint of any kind, but it is a nice homage to the food culture of the show, which often focused on diner treats like pie, coffee, and doughnuts. Agent Cooper himself was almost always seen drinking a cup of coffee and the local sheriff’s office always has doughnuts on hand.Now that Agent Cole will be returning to Twin Peaks, we have to wonder if he’ll rekindle something with Shelly Johnson, who is the only person he can hear despite his condition.It’s been 25 years since Dale Cooper found Laura Palmer in the Black Lodge, so who knows what’ll happen in the upcoming episodes.The third season of Twin Peaks, off the air since 1991, will be airing on Showtime in 2017. Give Some Damn Fine Gifts With This Twin Peaks Gift GuideT-Shirt Tuesday: Best Twin Peaks Shirts last_img read more

15 countries come together for food and fashion carnival

first_imgCD Foundation recently organised an International Food and Fashion Festival in collaboration with multiple embassies, partnering with the luxury five-star Eros Hotel. Speaking on the occasion, Charu Das, Director of CD Foundation said: “15 countries coming together for 22 events, made this 8-day long extravaganza one of the greatest events of all time”.Chefs from different embassies and countries participated to showcase their cuisines. Fashion shows by designers from different countries were highlight of the evenings. The event also witnessed renowned artists from across the world presenting Jazz/ Sufi/ Classical performances to enthrall the audience. Mornings of all the eight days saw Ambassadors and diplomats from their respective countries interacting with guests over coffee/ tea. Afternoon masterclass was a super hit event with Chef Khulood Atiq (UAE), Chef Leila Denarol (France), Chef Petr (Czech Republic), Faeq Hamza sir ( Palestine) and others who talked about their popular local cuisine.last_img read more

Infant mortality rate has reduced in West Bengal Mamata

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said infant mortality rate in the state has come down from 32 to 25 per 1,000 live births. “In #Bangla, we have reduced infant mortality rate (IMR) from 32 to 25 per 1,000 live births,” Banerjee said in a tweet, on the occasion of Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) Day. The chief minister said ORS are a cost-effective method of health intervention. “Acute diarrhoeal diseases are one of the leading causes of mortality in infants,” Banerjee added.last_img read more