Merged entity of UBI PNB OBC to become operational from April 1

first_imgKolkata: The amalgamated entity of United Bank of India (UBI), Punjab National Bank (PNB) and Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) will come into effect from April 1 next year, a top official said on Saturday. The merged unit, likely to have a new name, will be the second largest bank in the country after State Bank of India (SBI) with a total business volume of Rs 18 lakh crore. “The amalgamation process will take some time and the new entity will start functioning from April 1, 2020,” MD and CEO of UBI, Ashok Kumar Pradhan, said. The three banks held a customer meet here, which was attended by Chander Khurana, GM of Punjab National Bank and Binay Kumar Gupta, GM of OBC. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe lenders said that there will no retrenchment of staff in the merged entity, and also ruled out the possibility of bringing in Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS). Pradhan later told reporters that the combined staff strength post the amalgamation will be 1 lakh with 11,400 branches. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had on August 30 announced the consolidation of 10 state-run banks into four large-scale lenders. Pradhan said the amalgamation process will require legal and regulatory compliances, besides approval of the three banks’ boards. “During the interim period, the three will continue to function independently,” he said. The government has already announced a capital infusion of Rs 16,000 crore into PNB and Rs 1,600 crore into UBI.last_img read more

A loss of trust after changes to Newfoundlands Gros Morne park

first_imgGROS MORNE, N.L. – Nicknamed the “Jewel of Newfoundland,” Gros Morne National Park is known for its breathtaking views, particularly from Western Brook Pond, where a three-kilometre trail leads to an inland fiord with sheer cliffs that rise 600 metres from the water.The hike and boat tour, which attracted 40,000 people last year, are well known as the park’s top attractions.However, some local residents are objecting to a recent decision by Parks Canada to upgrade the trail by replacing an iconic boardwalk with a gravel path that is as wide as a two-lane road. As well, plants that used to flourish beside of the trail have also been pulled away.Kathy Lepold-Madigan, originally from West Chester, Pa., moved to the nearby town of Woody Point with her husband Mike Madigan to be close to the park year-round.She says she was devastated by what she saw this summer on the trail.“I think the park has let us down,” said Madigan. “And when I say that, I mean they let Canada down, let Newfoundlanders down. It seems like the park has lost its view.”Online comments have poured in from former parks employees, guests and residents — all of them decrying the changes.Others say the upgrades appear aimed at boosting the number of visitors at the expense of the park’s ecological integrity.Carla Wheaton, visitor experience manager for Gros Morne, said the popularity of the boat tour and comments from visitors made the renovations a priority. The upgrades were intended to create more space for guests, she says.Wheaton said a series of open houses were held in May and June 2017 to share renovation plans with the public.“I guess we didn’t reach the people who are now feeling they didn’t have sufficient information prior to the project commencing,” she said.There’s also been confusion over the trail, which is now almost four times its original size.Parks Canada has said the trail expansion was meant to increase accessibility, but disability advocates were initially dismayed with the gravel path, saying it was less accessible than the boardwalk.Emily Christy, spokeswoman for the Coalition of Persons with Disabilities Newfoundland and Labrador, said Parks Canada has addressed her group’s concerns, saying the path will be flattened to improve accessibility.There are also plans for a shuttle to take guests to and from the boats. As well, there are plans to plant vegetation along the trail.“Ecological integrity does remain our priority, at the same time our mandate also provides for opportunities for Canadians to get out and experience national parks,” said Wheaton.A series of open houses are scheduled for the fall, inviting people to share their thoughts about the work done so far.Wheaton said sketches of the final plan for the trail will be made available at those meetings.But some critics, like Anne Marceau, a former Parks Canada employee, wonder why those sketches weren’t presented at the meetings in 2017, before work began.Marceau said the recent communication gaffes have damaged Parks Canada’s relationship with the public.“The loss of trust … it’s a bad consequence of all this,” said Marceau.Marceau said she was “heartbroken” by changes to the trail, but the outpouring of comments from people of all walks of life have showcased the passion locals have for their community’s treasures.“That’s the one thing that’s been interesting about this, to see just how many people out there who are saying ‘We care about this place, we love this place, we’re concerned.’”— By Holly McKenzie-Sutter in St. John’s, N.L.last_img read more

Prince Charles Is Joined By Duke And Duchess Of Sussex For 70th

first_imgThe Prince of Wales hosted a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the work of his Charities and Military Associations.Prince Of Wales 70th Birthday Patronage CelebrationCredit/Copyright: Royal.ukHis Royal Highness, accompanied by The Duchess of Cornwall, met a number of the 6,000 people who were invited from 386 of his Patronages and 20 of his Military Associations. A number of guests from the Police, Fire, Ambulance, Mountain Rescue, and RNLI also attended.The Prince of Wales is also Patron or President of over 420 charities. The oldest patronage being the Bath Preservation Trust, which The Prince has been Patron of since 1973.See the full list of The Prince’s Patronages.The newly married Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined the celebration of The Prince’s Charitable work, with The Duke giving a speech:“You have inspired William and I, and looking out here today, it is clear to see that we are not alone. You have created an incredible body of work that has, and will continue to make such a huge difference to so many people’s lives.”For over 40 years His Royal Highness has been a leader in identifying charitable need and setting up and driving forward charities to meet it.The Prince of Wales carries out hundreds of engagements every year in support of both his, and others’, charities. Collectively The Prince of Wales’s charities raised more than £120 million annually to support The Prince of Wales’s charitable work in the UK and overseas.100 Cadets from Youth United helped with the day’s events. In 2009, passionate about youth social action and uniformed youth, His Royal Highness brought together heads of the Nation’s leading uniformed youth groups to form the first collaborative network for uniformed youth.A number of the cadets and emergency services personnel attending were first responders after the bombing at the Manchester Arena on 22nd May 2017. The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited Manchester Arena on 26th June 2017 to meet staff who were first on the scene immediately after the bombing.Source:Royal.uklast_img read more

Instagram expands hiding likes to make you happier

SAN FRANCISCO — Instagram is expanding a test to hide how many “likes” people’s posts receive as it tries to combat criticism that such counts hurt mental health and make people feel bad when comparing themselves to others.The Facebook-owned photo-sharing service has been running the test in Canada since May. Now, Facebook says the test has been expanded to Ireland, Italy, Japan, Australia, Brazil and New Zealand.Facebook typically tests new Facebook and Instagram features in smaller markets before bringing them to the U.S., if it ever does.People can still see how many people liked their own photos, but won’t see counts for other people’s posts. Rather, they could tap to see a list of all the accounts that liked the other posts, but would have to count the total manually.The Associated Press read more

BC wrestles with real estate taxes to cool rising housing prices

by Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 18, 2016 4:24 pm MDT Last Updated Jan 18, 2016 at 7:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email B.C. wrestles with real estate taxes to cool rising housing prices VICTORIA – Real estate economists want British Columbia’s government to tax foreign property owners and speculators despite Finance Ministry forecasts that the province could lose $1 billion in sales and up to 4,000 construction jobs.Premier Christy Clark has said housing relief for first-time home buyers is a concern as the government prepares to deliver its budget next month, but she has shot down previous requests for speculation and luxury taxes on foreign investors to cool rising prices.Thomas Davidoff, a housing economist at the Sauder School of Business, said Monday real estate experts from B.C. universities and business schools have proposed a 1.5-per-cent tax on vacant residential properties to create more rental properties and increase affordability.The Housing Affordability Fund plan comes as rental-vacancy rates in Vancouver slipped below one per cent last year and the average selling price for a single-family home on the city’s west side is above $2.5 million.“Housing affordability is unquestionably an issue,” said Davidoff. “The premier has said it’s front and centre and she’s asked for a policy that doesn’t whack housing demand.”He said the affordability fund could generate up to $90 million in surcharges from vacant homeowners in Vancouver. Homeowners who rent or live in their homes and pay income tax will be able to write off the surcharge, Davidoff said.“If you are an investor you don’t have to pay the tax. All you have to do is turn your vacant unit into a rental unit, and voila, you get to claim the rental income as a credit against this surcharge. That’s a pretty strong incentive for people who want to invest here to turn vacant units into rental units.”Last June, the government rejected calls from Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson to levy speculation and luxury taxes on foreign owners and speculators as a way to keep prices from rising. But Clark turned down the plan, saying using taxes to drive down prices could hurt current homeowners by reducing their equity.A six-page Finance Ministry analysis concluded moves to cut foreign investment in B.C.’s housing market would have little impact on house prices because foreign home buyers comprise less than five per cent of the sales market in the Vancouver area.The analysis also concluded if home prices fell by 10 per cent due to policy measures, Greater Vancouver homeowners would lose about $60 billion in home equity, about $85,000 each.Last fall, Finance Minister Mike de Jong said the government was reviewing current thresholds for property-purchase tax levels and adjusting the $475,000 property-purchase tax exemption for first-time home buyers as potential housing-relief measures.B.C.’s current property-purchase tax is charged at a rate of one per cent for the first $200,000 of the sale price and two per cent for the remainder of the market value. The property-purchase tax on a property valued at $250,000 is $3,000.First-time B.C. home buyers are currently exempt from the property-purchase tax on homes valued up to $475,000.Davidoff said the transfer-tax plans do little to help people who can’t afford to buy and will likely push prices upwards.“What they are proposing is adding fuel to the fire,” he said. “They are adding demand for a fixed stock of housing. That raises the cost of housing.”Urban Development Institute president Anne McMullin said Vancouver needs to look at zoning and development-approval changes to ensure more duplexes and condominiums are built in urban areas.Davidoff called on Clark to convene a summit that brings together developers, politicians, academics and real estate officials to address housing affordability problems in B.C.Opposition New Democrat Leader John Horgan said Davidoff’s plan is fresh thinking the Clark government must consider. read more

Evan Turner injured taken to medical center

Junior guard Evan Turner was injured Saturday after falling to the floor after an attempted dunk in the first half of Ohio State’s game against Eastern Michigan. Turner left the floor under his own power, but was taken to the OSU Medical Center for precautionary x-rays on his lower back.Turner leads the Buckeyes in points, rebounds and assists per game.Stay tuned to www.thelantern.com for more information and coverage of the game.

Buckeyes focused on dualthreat quarterback Denard Robinson

As quarterback Denard Robinson goes, so goes Michigan’s offense. Robinson has accounted for 67 percent of his team’s total yards through 11 games this season. Limiting the Heisman contender will be the challenge for the Ohio State defense Saturday. “It’s going to be tough to game plan for him,” senior defensive end Cameron Heyward said. “I don’t know if there really is a weakness.” The difficulty comes from Robinson’s ability to beat you with his legs and his arm. The quarterback is the first player in NCAA history to have more than 1,500 yards passing and 1,500 yards rushing in the same season. The evolution of his passing game is what has OSU defenders worried this season. “You’ve got to watch out because he has turned out as a good passer,” defensive tackle Dexter Larimore said. “He has been able to throw down field like he hasn’t quite been able to in the past couple years.” That improvement has come from more repetitions and more thorough preparation by the sophomore signal caller. “You’ve got to be able to read everything and know where everybody is supposed to be at on the offense,” Robinson said at Michigan’s weekly press conference Monday. “I think that is pretty much what I learned this year.” The fact that Robinson has been able to put both facets of the game together makes him hard to duplicate on the scout team in practice. The Buckeyes have to use more than one player to mimic the Wolverine quarterback. “I’m sure we’ll get some of the wide outs in there doing part of it (and) the running backs,” coach Jim Tressel said. “It’s a tremendous challenge because it gives you all of the problems that a wildcat offense gives you with a great running back … (but) it has all the passing problems.” The Buckeyes will use different scout players to work on Robinson’s running and passing threats separately because it is “impossible to simulate him” in any other way, Tressel said. Unfortunately for OSU, the two skill sets will be combined this Saturday. To slow down Robinson’s dual-threat capabilities, the Buckeyes will have to stay disciplined. “We just have to play assignment football,” senior safety Jermale Hines said. If “guys stay home and guys do their job, everything should take care of itself.” Teammates agreed that a team approach will be essential this weekend. “I think the biggest thing is to be able to play as a team and be able to play a team defense because he’s probably going to make one guy miss or two guys miss,” Larimore said. Discipline aside, Buckeye players realize that completely stopping Robinson is not an option. “He is one of the best players in college football, so it is going to be a huge challenge for our defense,” senior linebacker Ross Homan said. “We know that he’s going to get yards on us, but we just can’t quit.” The ability to dictate how he gets those yards might be the key to beating the Wolverines. In Michigan’s four losses, Robinson has 185 yards rushing a game. That number falls to 138 yards a game in the team’s seven victories. Given this disparity, limiting the passing attack might be more important for the Silver Bullet defense. The players realize that to do so, they can’t let Robinson get off to a quick start. “He gets very hot very quick,” Heyward said. “We have to be ready for both the pass and the run, and he’s got so many different options on the team, it’s going to be tough to stop him.” No matter how they go about slowing down Robinson, OSU players know doing so is the only way to stop the Wolverine attack. “He is definitely what makes their offense go,” Homan said. read more

Pavel Atman to HC Meshkov Brest

Long story about the new European team of the Russian star, left back-playmaker Pavel Atman came to the end. Experienced playmaker who was the most interesting free agent in Europe in the last six months signed two years contract with the Belarrusian TOP team HC Meshkov Brest.Atman began season with RK Metalurg Skopje, where he made great progress and reached the EHF CL TOP 8 place in the last season, but financial troubles forced him to leave Macedonia in direction Qatar. He played in Qatar for El Jaish Sports Club.Meshkov Brest will have a new coach in the upcoming season – Sergei Bebeshko. ← Previous Story 3 IN – 3 OUT: PPD Zagreb seek new line player Next Story → THW Kiel to open 50th Bundesliga season against VfL Gummersbach in Dortmund! read more

CTran changes Route 47 stops

first_imgStarting Monday, C-Tran’s Route 47 will discontinue one Battle Ground bus stop and add a new one nearby.Route 47 also will take over four Clark College stops that have been served by Route 25.Due to limited access, buses will no longer pick up passengers in the parking lot near the ballpark off Fairgrounds Avenue (stop ID 6038) in Battle Ground. Buses will serve a new location, instead: one block west on Northeast Grace Avenue, just north of East Main Street. This will include a northbound stop and a southbound stop at that location.Additionally, on Monday, Route 47 will begin serving four stops on Fort Vancouver Way near Clark College in Vancouver that have been served by Route 25: Stop ID 2647 and Stop ID 972 northbound, and Stop ID 2104 and Stop ID 1033 southbound.More information will be posted at the affected locations. For questions or trip planning assistance, call C-TRAN at 360-695-0123.last_img read more

Claude Puel praises Claudio Ranieri

first_imgThe Leicester City manager has talked good things about the Italian boss of English Premier League club FulhamLeicester City and Fulham will face each other this weekend.And the current Foxes boss Claude Puel has praised the work his predecessor Claudio Ranieri, now with Fulham, made at the club.“He knows the situation in the Premier League, he knows the difficulties,” Puel told The Leicester Mercury.“Claudio is a true gentleman.”harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“He has a lot of experience at other clubs, with different players, the culture,” he added.“It’s incredible he continues in this way – like a drug.”“Because he likes this, I don’t know if I’ll be managing at his age – but it is an example for a lot of other managers,” he explained.“In the Premier League, you can have managers with different philosophies, different styles of play.”last_img read more

Three judge hopefuls weigh in on issues at forum

first_imgThree Clark County judicial appointee applicants offered their opinions Monday about the judiciary’s role in addressing inequalities in the legal system, including a higher rate of the poor in the county jail and people who can’t afford to hire an attorney. The comments from Senior Deputy Prosecutor Camara Banfield and private attorneys Denise Lukins and Bob Vukanovich were part of a Clark County Bar Association forum for judicial appointee applicants and were elicited by questions from the audience and from people who electronically submitted questions to the bar association. The bar association also conducted a poll of its nearly 500 members about their first choice for Clark County’s next judge, whom Gov. Jay Inslee is scheduled to appoint next month.“Obviously, the poll gives our community a voice, and it affects our community,” said bar association President Arin Dunn. It also gives voters and the governor information that they really wouldn’t obtain from any other source.”Banfield, Lukins, Vukanovich, Chief Deputy Prosecutor John Fairgrieve and attorney Christopher Ramsay have applied for the position. Judge Barbara Johnson — Clark County’s first female Superior Court judge — is retiring from the position March 31 after 28 years on the bench. Her successor will be required to seek election in November to complete the last two years of her four-year term.last_img read more

ALM Forms New Marketing Services Team

first_imgALM, publisher of The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel, is forming a new marketing services team, making it one of the latest media companies to capitalize on this sector.The group will be led by Eric Biener, who began at ALM last month as director of marketing services. Biener joined the company from Ziff Davis Enterprise, where he served as vice president of strategic accounts. The marketing services team was formed “in response to what we hear our customers saying,” says Lenny Izzo, senior vice president of marketing at ALM, “that they no longer want to purchase marketing products and services in small discrete packages. They are looking for more end-to-end solutions, more life-cycle marketing.” Izzo is also new to ALM this month and was hired to centralize and head up marketing efforts across the company.Izzo says it’s premature to measure how large the team will be and how much the company will invest. “It’s a new business, and we’re scaling it,” he says. “But we’re willing to put all the resources necessary behind this. We see this as one of our big growth areas. As marketing dollars start to shift away from traditional areas like, for example, print advertising, we want to make sure we are in position to be ahead of the curve.” With this move, ALM joins a wide range of media companies-Meredith, Hearst, Penton and others-working to establish themselves in this burgeoning market. In 2011, marketing and interactive services accounted for 291 M&A deals, worth a combined $15 billion-32 percent of total M&A deal value, according to the Jordan, Edmiston Group. Earlier this year, 1105 Media’s Enterprise Computing Group announced its formation of a marketing services division as well.last_img read more

Childish Gambino movie Guava Island comes to Amazon on Coachella weekend

first_img 0 Share your voice Post a comment im going to be showing “Guava Island!” on saturday for free after my performance. You can watch it here @ https://t.co/kJT2Rf8LF1— donald (@donaldglover) April 11, 2019 Tagscenter_img Guava Island will be available on Amazon Prime Video at 12:01 a.m. PT Saturday. And if you happen to actually be at the Coachella festival in Indio, California, Glover will be showing it there too. Correction, April 12, 12:15 p.m. PT: This story initially had the movie time incorrect. It’ll be available at 12:01 a.m. PT Saturday. Donald Glover, also known as Childish Gambino, stars in Guava Island with Rhianna.  Angela Weiss / AFP / Getty Images Guava Island, a new movie from actor Donald Glover aka rapper Childish Gambino, is set to hit Amazon Prime Video and coincide with his set at this weekend’s Coachella music festival. The “tropical thriller,” directed by Hiro Murai, stars Glover and Rhianna and focuses on a local musician trying to throw a music festival, Glover tweeted Wednesday. Culturelast_img read more

BWF World Tour Japan Open 2019 begins Will PV Sindhu shine again

first_imgPV Sindhu would be in action again.Atsushi Tomura/Getty ImagesBWF events tend to come thick and fast. The Indonesia Open Super 1000 event ended on Sunday, July 21 but on Tuesday, July 23, the next stop in the tour – Japan Open Super 750 – has arrived. For India’s PV Sindhu, this tournament is important as she needs to retain her good form that was displayed in Jakarta.The World Championship begins on August 19 and after Japan Open, there is only one World Tour event – Thailand Open – that will be held before the biggest badminton tournament of the year. So, every match now is an opportunity for the players to fine-tune their game.However, for Sindhu, a tough challenge awaits as the lady who vanquished her in the final of Indonesia Open – Akane Yamaguchi – will be her opponent in the third round if both players don’t suffer a shock defeat. On top of that, the Japanese lass would be playing on her home turf – or court in this case – in front of a home crowd. Defeating her would be a major ask. Sindhu and Yamaguchi after will meet in the third round if things go wellTwitter/BWFWhat makes Yamaguchi and Nozomi Okuhara, also a contestant in this event, successful is their resilience and tenacity. These qualities are only going to be augmented by the presence of a vocal, cheering crowd on their side.Other contendersIt will also be a very important tournament for three other top players in women’s singles division. Tai Tzu Ying, Chen Yufei and Okuhara, all endured some disappointment in Indonesia. Both Tai and Yufei lost the semis while Okuhara was knocked out in the quarter-final stage.The player from Taiwan has been the top performer for the last couple of years but the world title has eluded her so far. She desperately needs to regain the sort of form which made her the ace player in women’s singles. This year, she also failed to win the All England Open. It is high time that Tai starts dominating again, at least from her fans point of view. Tai Tzu Ying needs to regain her form.Robertus Pudyanto/Getty ImagesOkuhara, the 2017 world champion, would also look for a boost from home fans in this event. She would have a tough contest in the third round where her most likely opponent is HE Bing Jiao of China.Bing Jiao seemed China’s biggest hope in women’s singles last year but has been overshadowed by Chen Yufei in recent times. The latter produced a very insipid performance in her semi-final loss to PV Sindhu in Indonesia Open. She is again seeded no. 2 but would need to play like it as well. Kento Momota will look to rebound after an early ouster in IndonesiaMen’s divisionIn the men’s singles draw, all eyes would be focussed on Kento Momota. The best player in the world right now and hometown favourite was surprisingly knocked out of Indonesia Open at an early stage. Notwithstanding that, he is the favourite in this tournament as well. There is no Shi Yuqi, so the chances of his winning are quite high.India have HS Prannoy, Kidambi Srikanth, Sameer Verma and B Sai Praneeth in men’s singles category. Prannoy and Srikanth will face each other in the first round itself. The Indian men haven’t done that well this year. They would look to change the trend in this tournament.last_img read more

Dhaka seeks Hanois support to be ASEAN dialogue partner

first_imgDhaka-Hanoi first ever foreign office consultations on Sunday. Photo : Prothom AloBangladesh on Sunday sought Vietnam’s support to become a ‘Sectoral Dialogue Partner’ of ASEAN, and to join the Mekong-Ganga Cooperation (MGC) initiative. Dhaka sought the support during the first ever foreign office consultations between the foreign ministries of Bangladesh and Vietnam at the State Guest House Meghna in the capital. Both the countries also agreed to closely work to achieve the target of enhancing bilateral trade volume to $1 billion, according to a foreign ministry press release.Foreign secretary Shahidul Haque led the Bangladesh delegation while vice minister Dang Dinh Quy led the Vietnam side.Vietnam welcomed Bangladesh’s interest to build institutional relations with the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) as Sectoral Dialogue Partner and to join the Mekong-Ganga Cooperation (MGC) initiative and agreed to facilitate Bangladesh’s initiatives.Bangladesh also requested Vietnam to ease the visa process for the Bangladeshi businessmen and tourists.Diplomats of Dhaka flagged the need to find ways to address the existing trade gap in favour of Vietnam.Bangladesh also sought Vietnam’s cooperation in shipbuilding and ship breaking sectors. Vietnam expressed willingness to boost up bilateral cooperation in the education and tourism sectors.last_img read more

What Exactly Is a Special Prosecutor And How Much Power Does He

first_imgYou may have heard the name Robert Mueller a lot lately. And you surely know that he is now  leading the probe  on links between Russia and president Donald Trump’s campaign. But, what exactly is a special prosecutor and how does he operate? How much authority and independence can he exercise when investigating the government?Our political experts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer explain it to you in under a minute, so you can watch it, get it, and keep going with the news.Every Friday, Brandon and Jay will explain a crucial political term of the week. You can listen to more about what’s going on in the country, and Texas, on their podcast, Party Politics. Don’t miss your weekly politics fix! Share Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/19105524/59SecondsMay18.mp400:0000:0001:15Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

Mens and Womens Soccer Single Game Tickets on Sale Now

first_img Print Friendly Version LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Single match tickets for 2019 University of Louisville men’s and women’s soccer home matches at Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn Stadium are on sale now through the Louisville Cardinals Ticket Office. Season tickets packages include all UofL men’s and women’s soccer regular season matches at Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn Stadium. For more information on Louisville soccer season tickets, visit GoCards.com/soccertickets, call 502-GO-CARDS or email tickets@gocards.com. Story Links Single match tickets are priced at $12 per ticket for reserved chairback seats, $6 per ticket for general admission/berm seats, and $4/$3 per ticket (depending on seat location) for groups of 10 or more. Tickets for men’s games can be purchased online here and for women’s games online here. Fans can also purchase by phone at 502-GO-CARDS or by visiting the Louisville Cardinals Ticket Office, located near Gate 2 at Cardinal Stadium (2800 South Floyd Street) on weekdays from 9 a.m., until 5 p.m., ET. Single match tickets will also be available for purchase on game days at the Lynn Stadium ticket windows starting one hour prior to kickoff. The women’s team will play 11 regular season matches at Lynn Stadium, while the men have 10 scheduled regular season matches.center_img Women’s Tickets Reserved chairback tickets are priced at $106 for adults $85 for faculty/staff, and family of four or more $85 a ticket. General admission/berm seating is priced at $53 for adults and families of four or more $40 per ticket.  2019 SOCCER SEASON TICKETS ON SALE NOWIn addition to single match tickets, season tickets for the 2019 University of Louisville soccer season are also on sale now through the Louisville Cardinals Ticket Office. The 2019 Louisville soccer season tickets can be purchased online at GoCards.com/soccertickets. Men’s Tickets last_img read more

Rabindra Bharati University confers DLitt to three

first_imgKolkata: The Rabindra Bharati University on Tuesday conferred the D.Litt honour to veteran Indian writer Nabaneeta Dev Sen, famed painter Jatin Das and venerable classical vocalist Amiya Ranjan Bandopadhyay at its 43rd annual convocation here. West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, the university’s former officio chancellor who presided over the event, conferred the honorary degrees.The West Bengal State Akademi of Dance Drama Music and Visual Arts Awards were conferred on eminent danseuse Purnima Ghosh, theatre personality Pankaj Kumar Munshi, singer Ruma Guha Thakurta and sculptor Niranjan Pradhan.The Acharya Dinesh Chandra Sen Memorial Award for folklore research was conferred on Sukhbilas Barma.Ninety-five scholars were awarded Ph.D degrees and 99 scholars received their M. Phil. degrees at the convocation. There were 39 recipients of the Rabindra Bharati University Medal.last_img read more

Bookings for Royal Caribbeans largest cruise ship open today

first_img Posted by Bookings for Royal Caribbean’s largest cruise ship open today Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Share << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img Tags: Royal Caribbean International MIAMI — Travel agents can get a jumpstart on the 2018-2019 cruise season now that Royal Caribbean has opened bookings for its new Symphony of the Seas, considered the world’s largest cruise ship and the cruise line’s newest addition to its fleet.The highly anticipated ship will be delivered in April 2018 and spend her inaugural summer season calling on ports in Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Provence (France), Florence/Pisa, Rome and Naples. She will then arrive in Miami in early November along with Oasis-class sister ship Allure of the Seas to begin seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries from the new PortMiami Terminal A, which broke ground today.Symphony’s inaugural year of Europe and Caribbean itineraries officially open for bookings today through travel agents, while bookings on RoyalCaribbean.com will open on March 9. Allure of the Seas’ 2018-2019 itineraries will open for sale later this month.Upon completion, Symphony of the Seas will claim the title of the world’s largest cruise ship, offering 28 more staterooms than her newest sister ship Harmony of the Seas. She will boast a seven-neighbourhood concept, Bionic Bar robot bartenders, Broadway-caliber entertainment, the iconic AquaTheater, the Perfect Storm trio of waterslides, and the Ultimate Abyss, the tallest slide at sea. Travelweek Group last_img read more

London scoops award for Best City

first_imgLondon scoops award for Best CityLondon scoops award for Best City at the 2016 Times Travel AwardsLondon been named as the best city to visit in the prestigious Times, Sunday Times and Sunday Times Travel Magazine Awards. It’s the fourth year in a row that London has scooped Best City, ranking ahead of New York, Venice, Paris, Sydney, Las Vegas and Dubai.Julie Chappell, Chief Digital Officer at London & Partners, who accepted the award during a ceremony at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, said: “To have won this reader nominated award for the fourth time shows that people really do love this multicultural city which offers a unique visitor experience few other places on earth can match.”Jane Knight, Times Travel Editor, said; “Despite stiff competition from the likes of Paris, Barcelona, Venice and New York, London came out on top. It just goes to show how much the capital has to offer and how it continues to regenerate itself and create a buzz – from the new Tate Modern to the bustling stalls selling artisan products at nearby Borough Market and the hip bars, restaurants and vintage cloth shops of Shoreditch. Cool new hotels mean there are more interesting places to stay, and room rates are kept competitive. With exciting new productions in the West End and art exhibitions, there’s always another reason to visit.”Although the summer season is now coming to an end, London continues to offer a jam packed autumn season of culture. Major exhibitions include the highly anticipated; You say you want a Revolution at the V&A, Rodin and Dance: The Essence of Movement, at the Courtauld Gallery and South Africa: The Art of a Nation at the British Museum.Record numbers of tourists continue to travel to London each year to sample the capital’s world-class attractions. The city received 31.5 million visits from all over the world in 2015 including 12.9 million tourists from Great Britain. A recent survey by London & Partners, the Mayor of London’s promotional company found that 90 per cent of American visitors (and 80 per cent of UK visitors), who’d travelled to the capital in the last two years, rated London’s cultural attractions as the best in the world. About The Times Travel AwardsThe Awards, now in their fourth year see The Times, The Sunday Times and The Sunday Times Travel Magazine come together to bring you the best destinations, hotels and travel companies as voted for by our globe-trotting readers.About London & PartnersLondon & Partners is the official promotional company for London, which owns and manages the official tourism site, VisitLondon.com. We promote London and attract businesses, events, congresses, students and visitors to the capital. Our aims are to build London’s international reputation and to attract investment and visitor spend, which create jobs and growth. London & Partners is a not-for-profit public private partnership, funded by the Mayor of London and our network of commercial partners. Source = London & Partnerslast_img read more