Central Excise notifies recruitment: Apply now

first_imgThe Central Excise, Kolkata- I Commissionerate, Kolkata has invited applications for recruitment to the posts of Tax Assistant. The eligible and interested candidates can submit the application on or before September 28.Vacancy details:Total posts: 12Name of the posts:Name of Post: “Tax Assistant”Eligibility criteria:Educational qualification:The candidates must possess a post graduate degree in an appropriate discipline from a recognised university or institute.Age limit:The age of the candidates applying for this post should be between to 18 to 27 years.Pay scale:The candidates will get a remuneration of Rs 5,200 to Rs 20,200 with a grade pay of Rs 2,400 per month.Selection procedure:The candidates will be selected on the basis of their performance in the written test followed by skill test and personal interview.How to apply:The interested candidates can submit the application along with the duly attested photo copies of relevant certificates/ testimonials in support of date of birth, qualifications, experience, category (SC/ ST/ PWD), etc. sports achievement certificates, discharge certificate, character certificate, proof of identity etc. with a recent passport size photograph must be affix on the application form may be forwarded to the “Additional Commissioner (P&V), Central Excise, Kolkata-I Commissionerate, Kendriya Utpad Shulkh Bhavan, Room No. 102, 1st Floor, 180, Shantipally, Rajdanga, Main Road, Kolkata – 700 107” by post so as to reach before the closing date.Important date:Last date to apply: September 28last_img read more

This mother-daughter duo is setting us some serious style goals

first_imgEvery time we take a look at Sridevi and her many achievements, we understand exactly why she’s been a diva for decades. Her impeccable sense of style and evergreen beauty has floored us time and again. And it looks like her daughter, Jhanvi Kapoor, has been taking pointers from her mother.So when the family–including Boney Kapoor and daughter, Khushi–stepped out to launch the release of Sridevi’s upcoming movie, Mom, all eyes were on the mother-daughter duo. And they delivered everything our hearts were craving.Photo: Yogen ShahAlso Read: Sridevi and Jhanvi Kapoor make the most gorgeous mother daughter duo EVERPhoto: Yogen ShahSridevi looked as chic and elegant as ever in her olive-green jumpsuit. She paired it with sleek golden heels, and gold earrings, which matched the large gold buttons on her outfit. The minimal makeup and low ponytail  made sure that her look was stylish and efficient at the same time.Photo: Yogen ShahJhanvi donned a very vibrant Temperley London dress. The three-quarter sleeved dress is nothing short of perfection in this weather. Add to it the net sleeves and neckline, and you have a very attractive and contemporary feel. The embroidery and applique work on the dress is so detailed that it needs nothing more to complete it–hence the pale stilettos, simple hoop earrings and bracelet, and the little blue sling bag.Picture courtesy: Instagram/tanghavriPicture courtesy: Instagram/tanghavriAlso Read: Dear Sridevi, how is it possible to look so hot at 53?Despite sporting very different outfits, Sridevi and Jhanvi manage to match in one particular way. Notice their nail paint? Yes, it’s the same colour. There’s a clear thread of love for all things stylish running through this duo.advertisementPhoto: Yogen ShahJhanvi is clearly on the way to turning into a show stealer, and when paired with her mother, these ladies manage to give us the best of both worlds. Their style, going by this particular appearance, isn’t similar. Sridevi is elegance personified, and Jhanvi gives a quirky modern vibe. Together, this mother-daughter duo look ready to slay the world with their flawless fashion sense.last_img read more

Semantic Ad Platform Creates Analytics Dashboard for Publishers

first_imgPeer39 has upgraded its semantic targeting technology platform, which analyzes URL categories and matches advertisements to related editorial content, to now include an analytics dashboard allowing publishing executives to gain insights into inventory in “almost real time.” The dashboard features an “executives” tab, which overviews content categories and ad placement via pie charts and offers analytics, graphs, tables and insights for various groups on the publishing side that deal with inventory and advertising operations. It also will introduce an ad operations section for projections on the amount of content created in a given category, simplifying the process of predicting revenue for a particular ad campaign. Sales people also can utilize post-campaign reporting functions, which are broken down by conversions, clicks, and volume, with the option to add and block content categories, helping advertisers that require brand-safe environments on publishers’ sites. According to Peer39 CEO Amiad Solomon, the company expects its new dashboard interface “will give [clients] a better understanding of, and the ability to take further advantage of, our platform’s capabilities.”For publishers already signed up for Peer39 (cost is an annual flat rate based on number of impressions, or a per-CPM fee), the dashboard upgrade is free.last_img read more

4 Things To Know About Trick Or Treating In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are four things every Wilmington trick-or-treater should know!#1) No Set TimeWilmington has no “official” trick or treating hours.“We tell families that trick or treating starts when it gets dark, with the expectation that most families with young children will conclude that a couple of hours is enough time to be out gathering treats,” said Town Manager Jeff Hull. “To my knowledge, we have not had a problem with unofficial approach.”On Halloween, the sun is scheduled to set in Wilmington at 5:38pm.#2) Forecast Looks GoodAccording to the National Weather Service, Halloween will be mostly cloudy with a low around 47. Patchy fog is expected after 10pm. There’s a 30% chance of rain, but not until after 2am.#3) Best NeighborhoodsTwo areas in town — the Pouliot Place/Shawsheen Commons/Mink Run Road area and the Hathaway Acres area, off of Salem Street — are known as particularly popular places for trick or treaters.#4) Keep SafeBelow are safety tips from the Massachusetts State Fire Marshal:More children are hit by cars on Halloween than any other single day, so it’s important for children to be visible and to practice pedestrian safety.Children should carry a flashlight or glow sticks and costumes should be bright-colored or have reflective tape to highlight them.Drivers should use extra caution: drive more slowly and watch for children who may forget to cross at corners and use crosswalks.Keep decorations like cornstalks and leaves away from heat sources and lit candles. Switch to battery operated candles.Be sure all parts of costumes are labeled flame retardant.Costumes should not have trailing materials or tails long enough to cause falls.If a child is wearing a mask instead of make-up, make sure the eye holes are large enough to see through clearly.Make sure your home is well-lit inside and out and that there is a clear path to your door.Children under 12 should always be with an adult. It’s best to take little ones out early. If older children are going out without you, go over the ground rules first and set a curfew. Have them travel in a group and with a cell phone and flashlight.Remind youngsters to cross at crosswalks or corners and not to dart out between parked cars.Fireworks are dangerous and illegal in Massachusetts. The ban includes firecrackers, cherry bombs and party poppers.For more information on Halloween Safety, contact your local fire department or look at the Department of Fire Services website at http://www.mass.gov/dfs, type Halloween Safety in the search bar, or call the Public Fire Safety Education Hotline at 1-877-9-NO-FIRE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Selectman McCoy Says 4 Town Meeting Articles Are ILLEGAL, Including Sciarappa Farm RezoningIn “Letter To The Editor”SELECTMEN NEWS: Town May Unknowingly Own 4.5 Acres Of Land Off Route 125, Could Be Spot For SubstationIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Town To Announce Plan To Increase Number Of Accepted RoadsIn “Government”last_img read more

Heres the new Firefox logo for a family of Mozilla apps

first_img Firefox Privacy Mozilla Share your voice 0 Tags Mozilla Mozilla on Tuesday unveiled its new Firefox logo — actually a family of logos — designed to give a unified identity to its broadening suite of products and services.You probably know the Firefox name from Mozilla’s open-source browser. But the new Firefox “master brand” stands for a collection of tools that’ll sport the Firefox name. That includes not just the browser, but also Firefox Send for transferring files, Firefox Lockwise to store and sync passwords, and Firefox Monitor to check if your password was exposed in a data breach.”That’s just the beginning of the new Firefox family,” Mozilla said in a blog post about the new brand. The master brand is a variation of Firefox’s globe-encompassing, flaming fox, but it’s mostly just a stylized flame that opens the door to a broader suite of colors.A master Firefox brand, at top, spawns variations for different Mozilla apps and tools.A master Firefox brand, at top, spawns variations for different Mozilla apps and tools. Mozilla Mozilla is expanding its tools, but the icon for the Firefox browser, used by close to 300 million people each month, is likely to remain the most important one you’ll see on your PC or phone screen for now. As first reported by CNET, the new Firefox browser icon is stylized, simplified, and for the first time faces you. The blue Earth is now purple (the continents vanished in an earlier redesign), and the fox’s legs are gone altogether.The new branding comes during a push to emphasize private browsing that contrasts with the user-tracking priorities of online advertising giants Facebook and Google, maker of the rival Chrome browser. Firefox remains an important browser, but it hasn’t dented Chrome’s dominance. With privacy now in vogue in tech circles — yes, even at Google and Facebook — Mozilla has a new chance to win new loyalists.The new Firefox brand opens the door to some new color schemes. Mozilla likes the gradients.The new Firefox brand opens the door to some new color schemes. Mozilla likes the gradients. Mozilla “Privacy is woven into every Firefox brand experience. With each release, our products will continue to add features that protect you and alert you to risks,” Mozilla said. “Unlike Big Tech companies that claim to offer privacy but still use you and your data, with us you know where you stand.”This month, Firefox began blocking attempts to track your browsing behavior across the web, though the change affects new users only for now and will only be enabled for existing users in coming months. The move followed browsers Safari and Brave. Microsoft is building a similar tool into its Edge browser.Mozilla will distribute the new Firefox browser icon with an update of the software arriving this fall.Originally published June 11, 8:04 a.m. PTUpdate, 1:06 p.m.: Adds schedule for when the Firefox browser will ship with the new icon.center_img Post a comment Computers Security CNET Apps Todaylast_img read more

ICICI Kotak Downgrade Nestle India Stock

first_imgWith its key revenue driver Maggi instant noodles in trouble, the Nestle India stock has been downgraded yet again, this time by ICICI and Kotak. The brand holds 72 percent (by volume) of the instant noodle market in India and contributes about 30 percent to its net sales. A nationwide recall of the product is therefore is seen as a major setback to its revenues by analysts.ICICIdirect.com has cut the price target to ₹6,039 from ₹6,901, while Kotak had downgraded it to ₹5,800 from ₹6,012.”We have a cautious view on the stock as we expect volume growth to remain under pressure in CY15E (volume growth at 0.7% CAGR in CY11-14). We cut our target price on the stock to Rs 6039 per share (45x its CY16E earnings) and maintain our HOLD rating on the stock,” according to moneycontrol.com.Kotak has said that the impact on Nestle India is contigent on certain factors. “The impact of the Maggi recall on Nestle India’s current year’s numbers is likely to be moderate-to-substantial, depending on the pace of (1) resolution of issue at hand, and (2) regaining consumer confidence,” analysts at Kotak said in their research note, according to The Economic Times.The Nestle India stock came under heavy selling pressure this week, as the controversy raged on its Maggi instant noodles, after food regulators of several Indian states detected more than permissible limits of lead and MSG in Maggi noodle samples and banned it.Falling by 15 percent in six trading sessions, the stock price saw some stabilization on Friday.The share price of Nestle India closed at ₹ 5,997.10 on the Bombay Stock Exchange on 5 June, down 15 percent from ₹7,064.85 on 27 May. The volume of Nestle’s shares traded on the stock exchanges rose three times than the average volume in the past few months.Foreign brokerage Barclays had earlier downgraded its target price for the Nestle India stock to ₹5,149 from ₹5,593 previously estimated, Business Today reported.last_img read more

Super 30 Hrithik Roshan cries after watching audiences reaction at special screening

first_imgHrithik Roshan in Super 30TwitterHrithik Roshan recently held a special screening of Super 30 for his friends and relatives in Mumbai and after the screening, the reactions from the audience brought tears to Hrithik’s eyes.Super 30 is being hailed for Hrithik’s honest performance and its storyline. As soon as the screening of the film got over, there was a silence in the cinema hall as everyone was just coping with their emotions. Audience then stood up and gave a standing ovation.Looking at audience’s overwhelming reaction, Hrithik couldn’t hold back his tears. Everyone in the hall hugged the actor after watching the film and spoke about his incredible performance. The atmosphere was highly overwhelming and a moment to behold, for one and all.In Super 30, Hrithik will be seen essaying the role of mathematician, Anand Kumar, who trains students for IIT-JEE in Bihar. The movie also features Mrunal Thakur and Pankaj Tripathi in important roles. The movie will hit the screens across India on July 12.last_img read more

The Challenges Of Being A Black Millennial Mom

first_imgBy Christina Sturdivant Sani, Special to the AFROMy son turned 10 years old last month, which means I’m a whole decade into this mom life. And truth be told, sometimes I’m still shocked that I’m responsible for an entire little person. After getting pregnant unexpectedly in college, my life shifted and I was forced to move with it—controlling what I could and coming to terms with things beyond my control.Christina Sturdivant SaniAFRO contributor Christina Sturdivant Sani and her son.With Black millennial moms in particular, there seems to be a self-imposed pressure to succeed, according to Nikki Osei-Barrett, co-founder of District MotherHUED, a group that hosts events for millennial moms of color in the D.C. area. “My biggest challenge is balancing my overly ambitious nature with motherhood. I’m team do-the-absolute-most and it (often) takes away from my family,” Osei-Barrett told the AFRO.Unsurprisingly, Osei-Barrett is not alone. Below is a snapshot of challenges that Black millennial moms in the region face and how they are learning to progress. They are looking at themselves in the mirror—facing their perceived shortcomings and celebrating their beauty. They are overcoming fears and talking to their children about being Black in a racially-charged America. They are unabashedly relying on friends, relatives and counselors to get them on the other side of roadblocks. They are liberating themselves from society’s expectations of the ideal mom and paving their own ways with creativity, strength, and intuition.************************************************Aviance Amponsah-EfahAviance Amponsah-Efah—Homemaker, worship leader, and mom of three from Triangle, Virginia.What’s your biggest challenge as a millennial mom of color? My biggest challenge is remembering who I am as an individual. When you have kids, it consumes your life. All of a sudden you go from working on your goals to devoting all of your energy to making these little people great adults. You forget about yourself. You forget about your personal goals for yourself. Your reason is totally ‘I have to do this so I’m a good mom’ not ‘I have to do this to make myself happy,’How are you learning to overcome this challenge? Forcing time to dedicate to my personal goals.************************************************Brittney Simpson—Human resources manager and mom of one from Northwest, D.C. What’s your biggest challenge as a millennial mom of color? It’s difficult being the first within my friend group to become a mommy. It definitely has altered the friendships. Some friends have begun to distance themselves while others have fully embraced my new responsibilities. I don’t feel any sense of obligation to my employer. I’d rather be a stay at home mom for now and return to work later. I may go back to school in the meantime.How are you learning to overcome this challenge?I have a therapist. I spend time with friends who celebrate me and my son.************************************************Cierra Jennings—HR specialist and mom of one from Silver Spring, Md. What’s your biggest challenge as a millennial mom of color? Raising a young boy can be scary—especially seeing so many killings or our young black boys, the Me Too Movement, etc. I constantly feel the responsibility/pressure to make sure he understands boundaries and how he should respond in certain situations. I want to make sure he is respectful, kind, and treats people the way he wants to be treated. There are so many potential obstacles and mistakes that could be made. And as a parent, you want to know that you did all you could do to guide them down the right path.How are you learning to overcome this challenge? I’m learning to not let fear be the motivation—to keep things in perspective. I’m always going to take my responsibility as a parent seriously and do my best to prepare him to be a positive, contributing member of society—but not out of fear of what may come, out of love and because I want the best for him.************************************************Shar’del Haden—Photographer, writer, and mother of three from White Plains, Md. What’s your biggest challenge as a millennial mom of color? My biggest challenge is finding time for the things I want to do.How are you learning to overcome this challenge? I am learning to make time regardless of whatever else going on—I strive to make time for ME. ************************************************Niki Montgomery—Marketing/communications consultant and mother of three from Fort Washington, Md. What’s your biggest challenge as a millennial mom of color? As a Black millennial mom, there is an unspoken pressure to do and be all, and multi-tasking is often the vehicle. My biggest challenge has been learning NOT to multi-task. Multi-tasking is typically perceived as the best way to ‘crush your to-do list’ and get a ton of things done in a short amount of time, but for me has resulted in a lack of focus and a failure to be present.How are you learning to overcome this challenge? Being intentional about being present and focusing on one thing at a time.************************************************Folasade’ OgunmokunFolasade’ Ogunmokun—Media CEO and mother of one from Fort Washington, Md.What’s your biggest challenge as a millennial mom of color? I think the biggest challenge so far as a Black millennial mom is that I’m trying to change the world that my son will live in, while at the same time raising my Black son. There are still lynchings, still racism, still sexism happening and my son sees it all. My job is to show him a different picture and make the world see it too.How are you learning to overcome this challenge? You don’t exactly overcome a challenge like this, your become it. Everything I do effects this narrative. Everyone I bring my son around effects it and I have to learn to be transparent but also show strength, determination, and change.************************************************Patrice Hagan—Public relations manager and mother of two from Virginia. What’s your biggest challenge as a millennial mom of color? I’ve found it very difficult to balance making time for myself without guilt that I should be doing more for my family all the time. I give my family my all and sometimes I’m on “E” when it’s time to pour into myself. Although I know in my mind that self love and self care is essential, finding that balance of self care and care for my family is a daily art that I’m trying to practice.How are you learning to overcome this challenge? I have learned that without crying for myself, I’m no good to those I love and [am] caring for. I can’t pour from an empty cup. After having my children, my sense of self got blurry for a while. I became a full blown mommy, losing bits and pieces of myself and losing sight of the things that brought me joy—outside of my husband and children. So I’ve made a conscious effort to rediscover those things that make me happy and have made time to enjoy doing and practicing those things to ensure that my spirit is fed, in some big or small way, each day. This helps to avoid resentment and burnout when taking care of my family at the capacity that I do.************************************************Kalyn Hall—Marketing professional and mother of one from Rockville, Md. What’s your biggest challenge as a millennial mom of color? The workforce is not embracing or very flexible in ways that make it easier to handle motherly duties. From a your daily schedule to child care and managing daily/household routines. It is a constant challenge that only colleagues with kids actually understand and most of the time your boss is not a parent so they are highly insensitive in this regard.How are you learning to overcome this challenge? It is a work in progress but I am learning to ask for help. I have always taken on 100 percent of duties and parenting alone—despite being married. This year, I am committed to delegating and ensuring I give myself time to relax and rejuvenate.************************************************Keisha Blount NelsonKeisha Blount Nelson—Educator, entrepreneur, and mom of one from Elkridge, Md.What’s your biggest challenge as a millennial mom of color?I believe my biggest challenge is simultaneously my greatest reward: growth. Motherhood has challenged me to stretch and grow in areas and in ways that I could have never imagined. I am challenged daily to face my own insecurities and to confront aspects of my identity that I wasn’t quite prepared to tackle.I didn’t want motherhood to expose my issues with perfectionism, but it did when I struggled with trying to be and do the impossible with my son and got burnt out. Chile, trying to dot every ‘I’ and cross every “T” got a sista tired. I didn’t want motherhood to expose my insecurities with weight and body image, but of course that snap back was more of an emotional setback because I was neither kind nor realistic with myself after housing and birthing a human.I didn’t want motherhood to expose my tendency to be non-confrontational, but it did several times when needing to speak up for my son in different spaces. Never before have I felt more pressure in my Black millennial mom skin than having the charge to raise a liberated, conscious, spiritually grounded Black boy in a world that profits from his oppression.How are you learning to overcome this challenge?I take one day at a time. I’m trying to work on pacing myself, slowing down my thoughts while processing my ‘stuff.’ I pray… a lot. Rather than avoiding the issues that would usually bring me anxiety, I’ve been ‘doing the work.’ I try to attack root causes and work toward healing and minimizing their impact on his generation.I allow myself room to be imperfect. Rely on my supports: hubby, family, #momsquad.************************************************Phree White—Nonprofit marketing manager and mother of one from Alexandria, Virginia.What’s your biggest challenge as a millennial mom of color?My biggest challenge is dealing with being a reluctant mom. I love my child. She’s amazing. I don’t regret her, but there are times I wish I was an aunt instead of a mom because I’d be able to choose when I wanted to have this responsibility and when I didn’t. I’ve always been pretty self-sufficient and independent. I’m a pretty social person, but there are days when I want—need—to be alone.Because it’s just my child and I, I have no choice but to be there for her. I can’t close a door and tell her I don’t want to interact today or I don’t want to hug her or touch her today because I’m not feeling human interaction.There are days when I want to do nothing but come home and eat cereal and fall in the bed but that’s not possible because there’s homework every night and dinner every night and that whole routine.How are you learning to overcome this challenge?I used to feel guilty because I thought that when you became a mom there was some switch that flipped and you were happy to sacrifice yourself for the greater good of this little human you created and I thought mine never got turned on. I had to learn that me needing space for myself wasn’t me abandoning my child, but recognizing the things that I needed to replenish myself so that I could care for her properly. I learned to create alone time for myself each day and schedule at least a full 24 hours every two months so I could do whatever with no expectations that I care for anyone but me.************************************************Ashlee LaughlinAshlee Laughlin—Entrepreneur and mother of one from Greenbelt, Md.What’s your biggest challenge as a millennial mom of color?My biggest challenge so far as a millennial mom has been balance. I had gotten spoiled by being able to live my life in the fast lane, taking freelance opportunities, and traveling all over pursuing my career in entertainment. But when Taj was born, I initially felt fearful of how I would balance my dreams, my business and motherhood. As a Black mother and a child of a Black mother, you witness all the layers—strength, determination, sacrifice, and all the things mothers endure to ensure you are loved and safe. I want to emulate that. I don’t think anything could have prepared me for such an amazing journey. It’s humbling.How are you learning to overcome this challenge?I am learning that it’s ok to say NO! I think a lot of moms feel guilty because they are either unable to create a lifestyle that allows time for their kids or they are overly committed to growth in other areas. I feel liberated by my ability to create boundaries to protect the bonding time my son and I spend together. Nothing will ever come before him. My balance involves the time I create for my family, which I never realized I’d have to fight so hard for. If I can’t take on a project that requires me working crazy hours, I say no. No was never in my vocabulary before Taj.************************************************Karissa Uko—Senior Manager (events and communications) and mother of one from Lake Ridge, Va.What’s your biggest challenge as a millennial mom of color?The biggest struggle has been parenting without immediate family nearby. My husband and I have actively worked on building relationships with other parents in the area, but it’s really just him and I with our son.How are you learning to overcome this challenge?I am volunteering on the planning committee for the inaugural Momference. This platform powered by District MotherHUED is forcing me to network and be outgoing in a way I haven’t before. Meeting other moms that look and have relatable backgrounds as me is refreshing and much needed.last_img read more

Samsung Is Getting Ready to Introduce Second Smart Speaker

first_img Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Samsung’s Galaxy Home is being powered by the company’s own Bixby assistant, which is likely also at work in this new smaller version. Both devices will be competing with speakers from Google and Amazon, as well as a number of third-party speakers integrating Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Sonos was first to make both assistants available through its speakers this month, and Bose announced a similar feature on Tuesday.center_img Samsung still isn’t selling its Galaxy Home smart speaker, but the company may be getting ready to introduce a second model soon: An FCC filing for an “AI speaker” suggests that the new model, like the original Galaxy Home, will be dual-branded, featuring both Samsung’s own brand name as well as that of its audio subsidiary AKGThe new speaker seems to have a smaller form factor, but keeps the same overall bulbous shape as the original Galaxy Home. It dons the model number SMV310, which is not a complete surprise to anyone following the company closely: Late last year, Sammobile.com reported that Samsung was looking to introduce a cheaper Galaxy Home using that model number.Samsung first introduced its original Galaxy Home speaker in August of last year, but has since delayed the launch of the device multiple times. Samsung CEO DJ Koh told Cnet earlier this year that the Galaxy Home would launch by April; the company later said it would become available in the first half of this year. Samsung also hasn’t released official pricing for the device. last_img read more

Noble initiative for acid attack survivors

first_imgA 22-year-old Reshma Bano Qureshi and a 34-year-old Meena Khatun are the newly employed women under an odd but unique initiative by The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group. Both, survivors of a heinous crime – acid attack – are now working in the Flower Room, curating and creating flower arrangements for each room, providing the guests of the Lalit with a pleasing welcoming sight. It was Keshav Suri, the executive director of the group who is trying his best to give a better life and bring forth the marginalized communities into the mainstream. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfIn the past, Kitty Su has hosted a night celebrating inclusivity and diversity, with India’s first wheelchair-bound DJ, Vinod Khullar. Kitty Su continued this trend in 2018 by having transgender Chef Trapani, a globally celebrated authority in Tex-Mex Food, take on a five-city tour.In addition to all of this, perhaps the most notable initiative by The Lalit Group in 2017 was their collaboration with the NGO, Make Love Not Scars to host a high fashion couture fashion show, Powerwalk, where acid attack survivors strutted down the ramp to let society know that beauty comes from confidence and acceptance. The show had outfits donated by 20 designers who came together to ignore competition and create a sense of belonging and unity. The Lalit also helped a survivor, Sonia with her surgery, hosted her stay at the hotel and invested in her dream to own a beauty parlour in Hyderabad. Over time, Keshav Suri’s inspiration to provide acceptance and equality to the survivors has driven the Lalit Group of Hotels to employ two acid attack survivors into the hotel’s family.last_img read more