Rajasthan seeks formation of Inter-State Basin Authority

first_imgRajasthan has sought establishment of an Inter-State Basin Authority with the powers to resolve disputes among different States on sharing of river waters. The desert State does not agree with a proposal to set up an integrated group of watershed agencies, which it says will not serve any meaningful purpose.Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria said at the 13th meeting of the Inter-State Council’s Standing Committee in New Delhi last week that since several Boards were already functioning for management of inter-State basin waters, there would be no utility for the integrated group of watershed agencies.The Boards include Bhakra-Beas Management Board for Indus basin, Upper Yamuna River Board for Yamuna river waters, Narmada Control Authority for Narmada river waters and the Madhya Pradesh-Rajasthan Chambal Inter-State Board for Chambal river waters.Mr. Kataria said the practice being followed for distribution of water on the basis of catchment areas of rivers went against the interest of a State like Rajasthan because it had very little such areas. “Rajasthan should be exempted from the rules framed on the basis of catchment areas,” he said.More allocation soughtWhile seeking allocation of more Central funds for expansion of forest areas to meet the national targets, Mr. Kataria sought a special status for Rajasthan in view of its “scattered environmental status” with the presence of the Aravalli hills range and the vast Thar desert. Rajasthan was geographically the biggest State in the country, he pointed out.last_img read more

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first_imgHearst Magazines announced that Kristine Welker has been named vice president, publisher and chief revenue officer of the company’s new pilot magazine collaboration with Dr. Mehmet Oz.Todd Haskell has been hired to fill Welker’s former position as senior vice president and chief revenue officer of Hearst Magazines Digital Media. He had been vice president of advertising at The New York Times.Andrew Lack has been named chairman at Bloomberg Media Group. He had been CEO there.Bloomberg Media Group also announced that Justin Smith would take over Lack’s position as CEO. He had been president at Atlantic Media. Cosmopolitan has hired Shiona Turini as fashion market director. Previously Turini served as the fashion market and beauty director at CR Fashion Book.Kalmback Publishing Co. announced the promotion and new hiring of four staff members.•    Mark Savage has been promoted to associate publisher with oversight of five Kalmbach titles: American Snowmobiler, Classic Toy Trains, FineScale Modeler, Scale Auto.•    Mark Boncher has been promoted to editor of American Snowmobiler.•    Naomi Fujimoto has been named the new editor of Bead Style magazine.•    Sandy Zwick has joined Kalmbach as the manager of the newly formed Creative Services department. Prior to joining Kalmbach, Zwick was the Creative Services Manager for QBE North America in Sun Prairie.Daniel Goldblatt has been named managing editor at Variety.com. He had been producer/coordinating producer at TMZ.National Journal’s managing editor for politics, Josh Kraushaar, has been promoted to editor-in-chief of National Journal’s Hotline.Melissa Kramer has been named fashion director at ESSENCE. She had been creative director and producer at UPTOWN.Luxe Interiors + Design announced that Mimi Faucett will be joining the editorial team as market editor. Prior to joining Luxe, Faucett was the market assistant at Traditional Home.Meredith Corporation has announced several promotions within the National Media Group.•    Christine Guilfoyle has been promoted to VP/group publisher. As part of her expanded position, Guilfoyle will add responsibility for Meredith’s newest title, Allrecipes magazine, which will be launching this fall.•    Linda Fears has been named VP/editor-in-chief of Family Circle. The promotion follows her eight-year role as editor-in-chief of the brand. Fears will also continue as editorial director of Meredith’s Food Content Center of Excellence.•    Cheryl Brown has been named editor-in-chief of Allrecipes magazine. Most recently, Brown served as editorial director of Recipe.com.•    Britta Cleveland has been promoted to SVP, Research Solutions. Cleveland joined Meredith in 2004, and most recently served as VP, Research Solutions.Michelle Lee Ribeiro has been named editor and project director of custom content at Palm Beach Media Group. She will oversee content and production for the eight custom resort and club publications.PGOA Media has appointed Andrew Becks to the newly-created position of vice president of audience development. Previously Becks was director of audience development at Scripps Network.Sabine Feldmann has been appointed associate publisher at Glamour. She was previously publisher at More, Shape group publisher/chief brand officer and publisher at Teen Vogue.Hanley Wood announced the appointment of Paul Silva as editorial director, Pool Group. Silva joins Hanley Wood from The Beach Reporter and PALOS Verdes Peninsula News, where he held roles as reporter, managing editor and most recently served as executive editor.Erika Taylor, former editorial director, Pool Group at Hanley Wood, is going to become of editor in chief of Aquatics International.Gail Reitenbach has been promoted to editor of TradeFair Group’s POWER magazine after 11 years as managing editor.Owen Phillips is leaving his post as executive editor at The Hollywood Reporter to work on a start-up and consulting projects in entertainment and digital media with Jeff Stern’s Alegra Enterprises in Santa Monica, CA. Previously, Phillips helped launched The Wall Street Journal’s weekend magazine WSJ. as its deputy editor.last_img read more

The Periodic Table comes alive with haiku and pretty pictures

first_img Tags Periodic Table happenings There’s also poetic side to the elements. In 2017, Science posted a table linking each element to a haiku. Hydrogen kicks things off with this gem: “Your single proton/fundamental, essential./Water. Life. Star fuel.”The University of Nottingham in the UK took to YouTube to create a Periodic Table with videos explaining each element. It’s a perfect way to get up close and personal with everything from mercury to europium.And if you truly want to go old school, stop by the US Library of Congress image archive for a look at an early published version of Mendeleev’s table. Then you can enjoy our colorful modern versions even more.  Share your voice Sci-Tech 13 Photos CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect.center_img Element of mystery: Will periodic table get new resident? This periodic table shows you what your car is really made of Post a comment 0 13 ancient mysteries unlocked by modern science Enlarge ImageEnjoy the colorful and educational elements of Keith Enevoldsen’s illustrated Periodic Table. Keith Enevoldsen The Periodic Table is a thing of beauty, but it can also feel pretty mysterious, especially if the last time you studied it was back in grade school. Now is a great time to get reacquainted.  The International Year of the Periodic Table celebration marks 2019 as the 150th anniversary of Dmitri Mendeleev’s discovery of the Periodic System, a way of organizing elements. The United Nations calls it “one of the most significant achievements in science, capturing the essence not only of chemistry, but also of physics and biology.”periodicpicturesEnlarge ImageElement Collection can also hook you up with Periodic table posters and cards. Element Collection A world of hydrogen, fermium and darmstadtium await you online with some interactive, colorful and even poetic versions of the Periodic Table of the Elements.Element Collection offers up one of the most visually interesting takes on the table with a version that pairs images to each element. You may see a nugget of gold, a puddle of mercury or an image of Albert Einstein to go along with Einsteinium. The photos are striking.A pictorial Periodic Table from retired software engineer Keith Enevoldsen is geared for younger students, but it’s equally appealing to adults. The table matches up practical uses to the elements, so you can see how chromium is involved in your stainless-steel silverware or how iridium connects with your car’s spark plugs. This will help you connect the elements to the everyday world around you.last_img read more

From Swiggy delivery boy to Bengaluru Central LS candidate Jenifar Russel has

first_imgJenifar J RusselfacebookAmong the top political leaders contesting from Karnataka’s Bengaluru Central Lok Sabha constituency comes a common man to fight against the political tyranny and corruption.It might come as a surprise that Jenifar J Russel, a food delivery executive for Swiggy, is also contesting from the constituency as an independent candidate.The 38-year-old has done many odd jobs before marking his political debut against the top shot leaders in Bengaluru with his election symbol as a dish antenna.Hailing from Kerala’s capital Thiruvananthapuram, Russel had quit his job in the corporate sector as a telecom engineer and took a different path and did odd jobs to understand the problems faced by the common people.According to reports, Russel took a break in his career and started doing low-profile jobs, including working as a traffic police warden in the Kerala Police for a few months in 2015 and also as a cab driver with Uber.”Since November, I have been working as a cab driver to travel across Bengaluru. I could understand the problems of the common man, like a driver. Earlier I used to make fun of Swacch Bharat and other such schemes. But then I realised how we need it so much. We require many more toilets and where we have toilets, we need to maintain them in a better way,” Russel told The News Minute.Russel wants to fight for the common people and destroy corruption that has affected the very veins of our system. He has not joined any political party nor has made an alliance.He said that he joined the food delivery app to reach out to the people and understand their problems, especially the youngsters. Russel started his election campaigning in November 2018 and as its first step, he started distributing pamphlets with a list of promises to every voter that he met on his journey including his Uber and Swiggy customers.But would this election favour Russel against the top shot candidates like Rizwan Arshad of Congress, actor-turned-politician Prakash Raj and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate PC Mohan? Guess we will have to wait and watch.last_img read more

AL adamant not to lose to judiciary

first_img-Ruling Awami League (AL) does not want to lose out in the current fracas over the judgement scrapping the 16th amendment annulment verdict. According to party insiders, the AL will not appeal for a review petition if there is any possibility whatsoever of the judgement remaining unchanged.Meanwhile, AL’s strategy is for its ministers, members of parliament and leaders to create political pressure.An AL lawyer leader told Prothom Alo that the ruling party is rigid over the observations of the verdict.The party, normally, avoids political issues during the month of mourning. But this time, the party policymakers asked the leaders to highlight weak points of the judgement at various meetings and gatherings.The government is mulling all options present in the constitution to resolve the crisis over the Supreme Court’s verdict to scrap the 16th amendment.The ruling party is trying to resolve the crisis through talks.Prime minister Sheikh Hasina along with AL general secretary and road transport, and bridges minister Obaidul Quader, law minister Anisul Huq and attorney general Mahbubey Alam had a long meeting with the president, Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban on Wednesday evening.Political analysts said the two topmost officials of the state might have discussed the issue of the Supreme Court verdict that scrapped the 16th constitutional amendment, creating a huge stir in the political arena.According to the analysts, the confrontation between the government and the apex court has become visible over four issues: 16th amendment annulment verdict, discipline of lower court judges, legality of the law secretary’s contractual recruitment, and executive magistrates’ power to exercise judiciary.Emerging from the Wednesday meeting, Obaidul Quader told newsmen that they had talks over the verdict.Asked whether any decision was made at the meeting, he said there will be more discussions.Obaidul Quader conveyed to the chief justice how angry the ruling party is over the 16th amendment verdict, and its consequences.Meanwhile, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday alleged the ruling AL is mounting pressure on the CJ to change the 16th amendment verdict.AL presidium member Kazi Zafar Ullah told Prothom Alo that everything will happen as per the constitution.The party has no intention or wish to send the CJ on a vacation, he added.The AL leader also said the party is discontented over the 16th amendment annulment verdict and party’s general secretary conveyed this message to the chief justice. This is a democracy and AL is not here to hatch any conspiracy.If there is any problem, it will be resolved through talks, he added.About Wednesday’s meeting, Kazi Zafar Ullah said that prime minister Sheikh Hasina briefed the president about the country’s flood situation.last_img read more

President hosts doa mahfil on EideMiladunnabi

first_imgPresident hosts doa mahfil on Eid-e-Miladunnabi. Photo: PIDPresident M Abdul Hamid on Saturday hosted a Milad mahfil at the Darbar Hall of Bangabhaban after Zuhr prayers on the occasion of Holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi, the anniversary of the birth of prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SWM).Acting chief justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah, finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda, diplomats of different Muslim countries, MPs, political leaders and high civil and military officials also attended the programme.Pesh Imam of Bangabhaban Jame Mosque Maulana Saiful Kabir conducted munajat after the milad mahfil.Special munajat was offered seeking divine blessings for peace and prosperity of the country, welfare of the people and greater unity of the Muslim Ummah across the world.last_img read more