Several IAS officers transferred in Maharashtra

first_imgMumbai, Apr 22 (PTI) Maharashtra government today effected transfers of several IAS officers. Nitin Gadre (IAS 1989 batch) who was Enquiry Officer at General Administration Department, was posted as Principal Secretary, Tourism and Culture, an official release said here. Valsa Nair Singh, (IAS 1991 batch), Principal Secretary Tourism and Culture, was appointed the Principal Secretary, Enquiry Officer, GAD, Civil Aviation and Excise. S V R Srinivas, (IAS 1991 batch), Managing Director, SICOM, was appointed Officer On Special Duty, Dharavi Redevelopment Project. Surendra Bagde (IAS 1993 batch), Secretary Social Welfare, was appointed General Manager, BEST. Mahesh Zagade (IAS 1993 batch), CEO, PMRDA, was posted as Divisional Commissioner of Nashik. Dinesh Waghmare (IAS 1994 batch), Municipal Commissioner, Pimpri Chinchwad, was appointed Secretary, Social Welfare. K H Govindraj (IAS 1995 batch), Managing Director, MTDC was posted as MD, SICOM. C N Dalvi (IAS 1995 batch) Commissioner, Cooperation, was posted as Divisional Commissioner of Pune. S Chokalingam (IAS 1996 batch) Divisional Commissioner, Pune was posted as Settlement Commissioner. Eknath Dawale (IAS 1997 batch), Divisional Commissioner, Nashik, was posted as Secretary, Water Conservation and EGS. R R Jadhav (IAS 1998) Tribal Commissioner, was posted as Dairy Commissioner. S P Kadu-Patil (IAS 1998 batch), Settlement Commissioner, was posted as Commissioner, Sugar. J D Patil (IAS 1998 batch), General Manager, BEST, was posted as Commissioner, Cooperation. R G Kulkarni (IAS 2000 batch) Dairy Commissioner, was posted as Tribal Commissioner. Nidhi Pandey (IAS 2001 batch) Aurangabad Collector, was posted as CEO, Rajiv Gandhi Arogya Yojana Society, Mumbai. Rajaram Mane (IAS 2001) Commissioner, Sports, was posted as Director General, Maharashtra Energy Development Agency. S M Kendrekar (IAS 2002 batch) Joint Managing Director, CIDCO, was posted as Joint MD, MSEDCL, Aurangabad. Vijay Zade (IAS 2002 batch) Buldhana Collector, was posted as the Commissioner, Sports. Vijay Waghmare (IAS 2004 batch) Commissioner Skill Development, was posted as MD, MTDC. Suresh Kakani (IAS 2004), Nanded Collector, was posted as MD, Maharashtra Airport Development Company. Anil Kawde (IAS 2004) Ahmadnagar Collector, was posted as Inspector General of Registration, Pune. Pandurang Pole (IAS 2004 batch), Latur Collector, was posted as CEO, Slum Rehabilitation Authority, Pune. PTI MR KRKadvertisementlast_img read more

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Canadas premiers to talk issues around trade at New Brunswick meeting

first_imgST. ANDREWS, N.B. – Canada’s First Ministers should stand united in the face of a mounting trade war with the United States, New Brunswick’s premier said ahead of this week’s meeting of provincial premiers.Despite rising tensions over carbon pricing, equalization and trade, Brian Gallant believes the primary focus should be to find ways to work together to grow the Canadian economy.“With some of the uncertainty that we see with our largest trading partner the U.S., it’s going to be important that we as premiers do everything we can to advance the trade agenda, which is so important to the economic prosperity of our country,” Gallant said in an interview Tuesday.The Council of the Federation — the alliance of Canadian premiers that sets the agenda for the provinces in Ottawa — will meet Thursday and Friday in the seaside town of St. Andrews.The provincial leaders are expected to tackle a range of topics, including the U.S. trade dispute, interprovincial alcohol sales and the skirmish between Alberta and British Columbia over the Trans Mountain pipeline project.Gallant said a multifaceted discussion is needed on how to bolster Canada’s trade case with the U.S., including finding ways to reach out to decision makers south of the border and to Americans as a whole.Gallant said the discussion should also explore ways provinces can help diversify export markets, while also improving interprovincial trade.“We as premiers should discuss in my opinion how we can expedite the implementation of the Canadian free trade agreement. This is a way to help in an uncertain time with our largest trading partner and it’s also a way to drive innovation and increase choices for consumers.”Gallant said he believes progress on internal trade can be made, given the external trade pressures posed by U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium.“I believe the appetite will be there,” he said. “Now the proof is always in the pudding . . . but I sense from my colleagues that there’s a willingness to take concrete action.”During a stop in Nova Scotia on Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said both he and Canadians find it frustrating to see continued barriers to internal trade at a time when the federal government is trying to expand Canada’s international trade through deals with Europe and Asia-Pacific countries.“We as a government will continue to put pressure on premiers to move forward in real and tangible ways on internal trade,” said Trudeau. “There is a tremendous amount of good will by many premiers to do that.”In a letter to provincial counterparts last week, Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister said the provinces should remove limits on the interprovincial transportation of alcohol for personal use.He said the idea has broad public support and would show progress in the effort to reduce interprovincial barriers on other items.Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil agreed, saying the provinces need to do a better job of reducing trade barriers.“We’ll be talking about free trade, not only with the United States but internally,” he told reporters last week, noting the premiers will discuss how to continue “modernizing trading arrangements” within Canada.McNeil said he also expects a discussion on equalization, the transfer payments from Ottawa to the provinces.He cautioned that the program cannot be examined in isolation, and that any request to review the equalization formula should be “holistic” and include other federal funding programs.Nova Scotia suffered when the country’s health-care funding model became divided among the provinces on a purely per capita basis. McNeil said the formula punished provinces with older populations like Nova Scotia, while benefiting younger provinces like Alberta.Meanwhile, although it’s not on the formal agenda, provincial leaders are expected to discuss the federal deadline for a carbon-pricing system — a policy intended to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions.The Ontario government has said it would end the province’s cap-and-trade program, joining a faction of provinces opposed to a carbon-pricing regime.The upcoming meeting will mark the first time newly elected Ontario Premier Doug Ford will get to advance his case against the plan on the national stage.“The premier is keen to discuss how every Canadian province and territory can stand together to create and protect jobs during the current trade dispute with the U.S.,” said a statement from Ford’s office.“The premier is also looking forward to identifying ways provinces and territories can work together to oppose the federal government’s plan to impose a punishing carbon tax on Canadian families, and to having discussions with provincial counterparts to ensure the federal government pays their share when it comes to illegal border crossers.”Daniel Schwanen, vice-president of research at the C.D. Howe Institute, said he expects climate change and pharmacare to be hot topics, but believes it will be international trade that dominates.“One that they have to come out unified on — it’s no question that it’s the international trade issues,” said Schwanen. “I also suspect that they won’t come out unified on much else, but that doesn’t mean that these meetings can’t be an opportunity for a greater understanding.”The premiers are also scheduled to meet with national Indigenous leaders on Wednesday in Bouctouche, N.B.– By Keith Doucette and Brett Bundale in Halifaxlast_img read more

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Bandipora rape case JK High Court asks IGP to fie status report

first_imgSrinagar: Jammu and Kashmir High Court Wednesday took suo moto cognizance of the Bandipora rape case of a three-year-old girl and directed Inspector General of Police (Kashmir zone) to file a status report by Friday. A division bench of Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Tashi Rabstan, taking notice of reports about the rape case, directed the IGP to file a status report about the investigations before 10 am on Friday. A three-year-old girl was allegedly raped last week by her neighbour, leading to widespread outrage and protests against the incident. The accused has been arrested by police and a special investigation team constituted for a speedy investigation of the incident.last_img read more

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Andhra CM blames BJP for violence in Kolkata

first_imgAmaravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday strongly condemned the violence “perpetrated” by the BJP in Kolkata on Tuesday. The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief alleged that after desperately trying to destabilise the West Bengal government through the Central Bureau of Investigation, the Enforcement Directorate and the Income Tax Department, the BJP was now resorting to direct violence which shows its true colours. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework “Vandalising the statue of a great reformer like Sri Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar is an indication of the pseudo-nationalism practiced by the BJP. This incident underlines the need for all the opposition parties to stand united against the destructive tactics of Amit Shah-led BJP,” Naidu tweeted. The TDP leader, in his tweets in Telugu, alleged that Amit Shah during his rally in Kolkata used vandals to create violence. He said in the past people of the country saw how Narendra Modi used Amit Shah to create hatred among people in Gujarat. He said in West Bengal where BJP has no strength, the party is trying to create disturbances targeting a senior woman leader like Mamata Banerjee and maligning her government.last_img read more

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Ohio State womens soccer bound for NCAA tourney

When the 64-team field for the 2011 NCAA women’s soccer tournament was announced Monday, the Ohio State women’s soccer team was included, giving the Buckeyes a chance to follow up last season’s run to the national semifinals. The unseeded Buckeyes (10-8-2, 5-5-1) will take on regional No. 4 seed Tennessee at 2 p.m. Nov. 12 in a first-round matchup hosted by the Volunteers (15-6-0). OSU’s postseason hopes seemed to be in some doubt after the team suffered a first-round loss to Illinois in the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday. Coming in as the No. 7 seed, the Buckeyes lost, 4-2, on penalty kicks after regulation and two overtime periods resulted in a tie, 1-1. The second-seeded Fighting Illini eventually went on to win the tournament. The Buckeyes concluded the regular season 10-8-1, with a 5-5-1 mark within the conference. A couple of program milestones highlighted the season. The team recorded the 200th victory in program history on Sept. 23 with a 2-1 win against Illinois at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. That mark was eclipsed on the team’s alumni weekend. “I’m really happy with where the program is and what we’ve been able to do over the years,” coach Lori Walker, who was at the helm of 164 of the 200 wins to that point, said at the time. “It’s nice to recognize this milestone because it includes everyone who has been a part of it.” The 2011 senior class won its 49th game with a 3-0 triumph against Indiana on Senior Day at Jesse Owens. The victory moved that class into a tie with the 2006 class for the second-most wins for a four-year group in program history. “From top to bottom I think they’re just some of the nicest people I’ve ever worked with,” Walker said. “Anytime you can have nine seniors go from the beginning to the end together, it’s a testament to their strength.” Senior forward Caitlyn Martin, who tallied a goal in the victory, spoke about the close-knit relationships within the team. “We have a great senior group and we’re really close, so it was really special to go out on our last day in the Jesse and get a win and play for each other,” Martin said. “It was a great team effort.” The low point of the season was a stretch from Sept. 29 to Oct. 23, in which the team lost five of seven games, prompting Walker to say the offense was “in the crapper” following an Oct. 16 loss to Nebraska. It was during this slide that the Buckeyes let their postseason hopes almost slip away. In the end, the Buckeyes made the national tournament for the third straight season while several OSU players garnered postseason honors. Senior defender Danielle Scoliere followed up last week’s first-team All-Big Ten honors by being named to the conference’s all-tournament team last Sunday, while sophomore midfielder Danica Wu was named to the second-team All-Big Ten. Senior defender Liz Sullivan was OSU’s Big Ten sportsmanship honoree and also joined senior goalie Katie Baumgardner on the all-district academic third team, announced Monday. The winner between OSU and Tennessee will go on to the second round to play the winner between Illinois State and Milwaukee. read more

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Urban Meyer to make 100000 in assistant athletic director position

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer salutes the crowd after the Rose Bowl Game featuring Ohio State and Washington. Ohio State won 28-23. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorWith Urban Meyer stepping down as head coach and moving into a new position as assistant athletic director, his new position comes with a decrease in pay.Meyer will make $100,000 in his new role with the program, according to Ohio State spokesman Ben Johnson.As head coach, Meyer was supposed to make $8 million in 2019 before retiring and giving the reins to then-offensive coordinator Ryan Day.The university also said Meyer’s official title is “Assistant AD, Athletics Initiatives and Relations,” and that Meyer is “responsible for fundraising and community relations initiatives and is committed to excellence and advancing Department of Athletics through its strategic plan.”Meyer will “serve as an ambassador through numerous speaking engagements, service events, donor events, corporate events and engagements,” and his position “will work collaboratively with department administrators to assist in the areas of recruiting, academics, SA personal development programs and game day events.”After coaching at Ohio State for seven seasons, Meyer officially retired from head coaching on Jan. 2 following the Buckeyes’ 28-23 win against Washington in the Rose Bowl. read more

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Cat Island to honour one of its native sons

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:annual cat island regatta, emancipation day, herbert king Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, 17 Apr 2015 – (Bahamas Information Services) – When the 2015 Cat Island Regatta is held later this year, it will be a very special event for the King family as the Cat Island Association has selected the family’s patriarch and one of that island’s boat building and sailing legends, the late Herbert King. During a meeting with and courtesy call on the Deputy Prime Minister and area MP, the Hon. Philip Brave Davis at the Ministry of Works, the Deputy Prime Minister who also hails from Cat Island reflected on the contributions of Herbert King and the significance of his work in developing the Cat Island Regatta in addition to building up the cultural, civic and economic life of Cat Island for more than one half century.“Herbert King was one of our prolific boat builders and sailors in the ‘C’ class of the Cat Island Regatta. He was instrumental in organizing the annual Cat Island Regatta from its inception. He hails from Knowles and there is a particular location called “King Yard” where most of the regatta spectators gathered during this annual event. Mr. King was a legend and made significant contributions to the economic and cultural development of Cat Island.“It is a great privilege for the Cat Island Association under the leadership of Mr. Patrick Strachan to identify and to take this time to honour him during the course of this regatta” The annual Cat Island Regatta will take place during the Emancipation Day holiday weekend. This holiday is celebrated on the first Monday in August, popularly known as “August Monday.” The meeting and courtesy call took place on Monday, 27th April 2015. Recommended for you Eye on the Tropics; two systems not expected to growlast_img read more

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Stileet DMAC many more to perform for GB Independence

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Grand Bahama International Airport Will Reopen Today Related Items:bahamas independence, grand bahama, ministry of tourism, Stileet Recommended for you Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan on Grand Bahama Island Reopens Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrand Bahama, Bahamas June 30, 2017 — Top local artists like Stileet, DMAC, Cooling Waters and more have been assembled to perform for two events celebrating the 44th Anniversary of Independence. The announcement was made at a press conference on Thursday, by Senior Under Secretary in the Ministry of Grand Bahama, Office of the Prime Minister Harcourt Brown. The Ministry announced the Ecumenical Service and Parade and the All Bahamian Family Fun Day to take place on July 9th and 10th respectively. Both events will be sponsored by the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC). Also scheduled to perform are Grand Bahama Police Pop Band, Ophie & The Websites, Tony Lowe, Georgina Martin, New Wave Dancers, Legend Marching Band and a Junkanoo Rushout. Simeon Outten & Freedom Band, an Interdenominational Mass Choir, Ricardo Clarke, Christian Massive and the Bahamas Dance Theatre. “Looking at the line up, it promises to be a day of fun, fun, fun,” said Brown who added that the Grand Bahama Independence Committee had other activities scheduled for the days leading up to these two major events. #MagneticMediaNews#Bahamas44thIndependence Grand Bahama Set to Return to Normal After Hurricane Irmalast_img read more

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BAHAMAS RBDF Supports Inagua Community

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Release: RBDF Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, February 28, 2018 – Inagua – Royal Bahamas Defence Force personnel attached to the Southern Command showed their support during various activities that highlighted a local hero.  The community honored Mrs. Willamae Malcom Bridgewater, former educator and the school’s principal for many years. Under the theme “A Lady Worthy of Praise”, the Officer and Marines at HMBS Matthew Town Inagua, led by Sub Lieutenant Danielle Morley, attended the festivities.They celebrated with the Inagua All Age School, which honored Mrs. Bridgewater during a special assembly at St. Philip’s Anglican Church on February 9, 2018. They also attended a gala ball the next day, and culminated with a church service at the church on Sunday.  Mrs. Bridgewater, a resident of Inagua served a total of 44 years as an educator, of which 8 years was in the office as Principal of the Inagua All Age School. She has since retired.The Defence Force team also played a vital role during the island’s Discovery Club field trip on February 10, 2018.  The program is dedicated to inspire and educate Bahamian youths to become knowledgeable environmental stewards through fun conservation-based classroom lessons, hands on activities and field trips.The field trip entailed a one-mile hike which consisted of twenty-five members of the Discovery Club.  They were divided into two groups called the Explorers and Guardians, whose overall ages ranged from 7-12 years.  Led by Leading Seaman Eric Rolle, some of the youngsters were taught kayaking for the first time.  During the hike, the children were able to recognize different plants and mangroves they had learned in class.The Royal Bahamas Defence Force remains committed to protecting the territorial environment of The Bahamas along with helping to prepare our future leaders.Header: Defence Force marines coordinating the one-mile hike which consisted of twenty-five members of the Discovery Club on the island of Inagua.First insert:Some of the Defence Force personnel attending a church service at St. Philip’s Anglican Church on February 9, 2018.Second insert: Leading Seaman Eric Rolle giving the youngsters a few tips during the island’s Discovery Club field trip on February 10, 2018.Third insert: Leading Seaman Eric Rolle overseeing a participant during the kayaking segment of the island’s Discovery Club field trip on February 10, 2018.(RBDF Photos by Able Mechanic Marcion Willams)(For further information please contact the RBDF Public Relations Department or visit our website: www.rbdf.gov.bs, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and view our Youtube channel) -rbdf#GuardOurHeritagecenter_img Related Items:last_img read more

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Benjamin Mendy named in Man City squad for Carabao Cup clash

first_imgManchester City boss Pep Guardiola confirmed that Benjamin Mendy has been included in the squad for Wednesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final second leg.The French full-back has been sidelined since November after he underwent knee surgery in Barcelona.It was an unwelcome blow for Mendy after missing most of his debut campaign at City due to an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury on his right knee following his reported £52m move from AS Monaco in 2017.Nearly two weeks after announcing Mendy had returned to training, however, Guardiola has now named him in his squad that will travel to Burton Albion on Wednesday.“[Mendy is] in the squad for tomorrow,” said Guardiola on the club website. “He will travel with us. Maybe on the bench.“I would say with the results we have done last two years, we have not missed him too much but I would say we have missed him a lot.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“My feeling is he can give something extra. Hopefully, in the last part of the season and in the future we can use him.“He pushes from the outside on the left, he is unstoppable. Especially in the last third, he is so clever. He is clever when he does those kinds of actions.“In two seasons he played few and when we talk, practice he is not there. We will need some time to adjust his quality for what we need.”But City captain Vincent Kompany will not be available due to a “little injury”, although Guardiola did reveal that Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden will start in midfield.The Catalan coach also added that there will be a number of youngsters in the squad with City boasting a 9-0 aggregate lead over Burton for a place in next month’s final.The semi-final second leg between Burton and City will begin at 20:45 (CET) on Wednesday.last_img read more

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