Meghalaya gears up to ease Traffic congestion

The Superintendent of Police, East Khasi Hills District, Shillong has informed that Hopkinson Road, Jacob’s Ladder and Boyce Road will be opened in reverse direction, i.e. “No Entry” from Don Bosco towards St. Stephan Hall and Jacob’s Ladder Road.

All vehicles will be plying in reverse order from Lower Lachumiere near DIPR towards Hopkinson Road and exit at Don Bosco Square. Vehicles coming from St. Anthony’s College can climb up Jacob’s Ladder Road and exit at Don Bosco.

“No Entry” at Shillong Commerce College towards St. Mary’s College and all vehicles will exit from Don Bosco Square towards St. Mary’s College – Shillong College – Shillong Commerce College through Boyce Road.

Vehicle coming from Laitumkhrah and Upland Road can exit through Don Bosco Square – St. Mary’s College – Shillong Commerce College Road.

There will be “NO RIGHT TURN” for vehicles coming through Jacob’s Ladder Road and Hopkinson Road towards Dhankheti and all vehicles will have to proceed straight towards Laitumkhrah.

All vehicles coming from B. K. Bajoria side and wanting to go to Laitumkhrah will have to use the Jacob’s Ladder Road to Don Bosco.

The aim is to reduce the traffic congestion between Raj Bhavan – Lower Lachumiere – Barik – Malki – Dhankheti areas and open the link roads which have not been put to full use.

In view of the necessity and in the interest of public safety and convenience, the traffic restrictions on the above mentioned roads has been imposed with immediate effect from 8th February, 2017.

VELAMMAL’S FOLK ART FESTIVAL – 2017

Velammal, renowned for its excellence in all round education and discipline was started in the year 1986, inspired by the wisdom of Smt. Velammal, a noble lady and pursued with passion by Shri. M.V.Muthuramalingam, the founder Chairman of Velammal Educational Trust. VelammalVidyalaya, a CBSE School at Alapakkam, located in the heart of the city was started this year. Its holistic approach to inculcate self confidence in children makes all round learning a part of its curriculum. We have also invited eminent personalities to motivate our students such that we believe if students are shown their “ROLE MODEL”, they definitely follow them and become a real hero in their life time. Some of the Eminent Personalities who have visited our institution are His Excellency Dr.A.P.J Abdul Kalam, Former Prime Minister Shri. H.D.DeveGowda, Dr. R.Chidhambaram, Dr. K.Kasturirangan, Dr. M.S.Swaminathan, Shri. Rakesh Sharma, Shri. T.N Seshan, Shri. KapilDev, Shri. Shivkhera, Shrimathi. P.T Usha,Shri. DhanrajPillai, Shri. BaichungButia, Mr.Sachin Tendulkar,Mr.VirendraSehwag, YogeshDutt, Ms.MaryKomb, Mr.Vijendra Kumar,Mr.MathewHayden,Mr.Chris Gayle, Mr. MariyappanThangavelu,Mr.DevendraJhajharia, Ms. Deepa Malik, Mr. Varun Bhatia and many Academicians, Nobel Laureates, well known Social Activists, Doctor of repute,etc.,
Highlights of the day :
 The celebrities presided over the function in order to save our culture Various performances from various villages of about 200 Folk Artists along with the celebrities of cultural heritage embellished the campus.
 The amount which was collected through the sale of tickets will be contributed to the farmers for a noble cause.
Various Food Stalls displayed the traditionalistic culture of Healthy foods which was a wondrous delight for taste buds and a feast to our eyes. The Traditional games were showcased to the visitors & students.The spotlight of the event is to inculcate Healthy Food Lifestyle &to bring back the Traditional Values.This event was a tremendous platform for the folk artists to rejuvenate & rejoice for two days (28.01.2017 & 29.01.2017) which was an excellent moment of honour for the entire folk artists & their team.

65-member South African Tourism Trade Delegation visits Chennai

 

Indian Traveller Spend In South Africa Crosses Zar 1.1billion In 2016; Notched Up To 8th Ranking International Arrivals Market

South African Tourism noted an increased length-of-stay, average spend and an overall increase in arrivals from India in 2016 .

MUMBAI, 31 JANUARY 2017: Even amidst demonetisation woes and a generally gloomy travel outlook towards the third quarter of last year, the Indian market has shown good numbers for South Africa during 2016. The destination closed 2016 on a successful note, noting a 27% growth in arrivals that clocked at 81,429 by the end of the third quarter.

Stats tell a positive story: Overall spendsfrom India crossed an astounding ZAR 1,100,000,000 by the end of the third quarter and average spend per leisure traveller was placed at INR 590,000 (approx. ZAR 150,000) indicating that destination South Africa attracts a variety of pocket-sizes. Market intelligence delivered by trade partners tells the tourism board that the destination sells to travellers with an INR 1.5 lakh budget as effectively as it appeals to travellers with 10.5 lakh budget.“We want to sustain this growth and also attract return travellers. Going forward, we are going to focus on increasing the geographical scope of the market – our biggest sources are Mumbai and Delhi, followed by Bangalore and Chennai,” said Hanneli Slabber, country manager, South African Tourism– India.The average number of nights spent by Indian tourists in South Africa is now at 11 days for holidays and 19 days for business travellers. Slabber added, “I reckon that they’re taking some time off to explore South Africa after the conclusion of their work in SA.  VFR is at 21 days average stay.”

Trends indicate market evolution and high potential:Holiday choices are increasingly experiential i.e. there has been a marked shift from seeing to experiencing. Indians are signing up for adventurous activities like the world’s highest bridge bungee, shark-cage diving and skydiving, idyllic experiences like Boma dinners and tours of loyal vineyards and an interest in history, culture and local lifestyle in addition to South Africa’s world-famous trademark wild-life experiences.The fact that Indian travellers are delving deeper, exploring wider and also making second and third visits to the destination works conveniently in line with South Africa’s recently launched a campaign – wow in every moment – that has kicked off earlier this year. “Indian travellers are becoming very aware of their personal tastes and often even within a family or group of friends who travel together, there are multiple preferences. This campaign showcases our ability to surpass the expectations of every segment and every type of traveller. It also entices repeat visitors by reminding them that there is so much more to see, feel, taste and experience in South Africa.” Slabber added.

2017 will focus on ‘wow in every moment’:The global campaign will be rolled out in India through joint marketing campaigns with travel agents, a brand-new Facebook page (Visit South Africa India), television and outdoor advertising campaigns. “When travellers to South Africa were asked where they first heard about us nearly 30% said online (articles and social media combined). We knew it was time to start talking to India via Facebook,” Slabber explained. The Facebook page and all other campaigns will be tailored for India.Travel agents will also undergo destination training and all the aspects that make South Africa amazing through a 17-city Learn SA programme slated for mid-2017.

South Africa hopes to cash in on cricket connect:According to a statement by Cricket South Africa, India and Australia will both tour for four-Test series in late 2017 and early 2018. “We eagerly await confirmation on India’s tour of South Africa because it will mean a huge surge in visitor numbers,” Slabber concluded.

HP and Redington launch India’s first Indigo Centre of Excellence in India


Chennai, India, January 25, 2016 — HP and Redington India have launched India’s first Centre of Excellence in Chennai today. The Centre of Excellence which is in Guindy Industrial Estate, Chennai will showcase HP Indigo’s Digital offset Presses along with a host of Pre Press, Post Press and Web to Print solutions for Commercial, Photo, Publishing and Labels & Packaging segments. 

The Centre of Excellence  is currently equipped with HP Indigo 5900, 7900 and the latest 12000 Digital Presses. It also has a wide range Pre Press and software solutions including Esko Graphics, Haiyaa, Color Logic, Human Eyes, Enfocus &  HP Mosaic. The Centre is also equipped with a wide range of finishing equipment’s . Customers who visit the center of excellence will have experience of the end to end solutions which is very important. 

A sizeable portion of the Centre of Excellence is dedicated for Brand Owners and Print Buyers, who can get to see some of the best print applications from across the world and hear the stories behind some of the world’s most successful digital print campaigns. The application gallery also host a Digital super market that has the best of Labels and Packaging applications that can serve as a gold mine of information to Packaging development managers. To provide a superior pre-sale customer experience, the Centre of Excellence is developed on a total budget of USD 3 million.  
Inaugurating the Centre of Excellence, Mr. Alon Bar Shany, General Manager, HP Indigo division said, “This Centre of Excellence is specifically targeted towards customers who are new to the HP Indigo family of digital offset printing presses. The centre will not only give our customers a hands-on experience of the products but also enhance the technical knowledge, enabling them to make the most out of their HP Indigo Presses.”
Also, present at the event, Mr. A. Appadurai, Country Manager, Indigo and Inkjet Web Press, Graphics Solutions Business, HP Inc. India said, “ HP & Redington India Limited, are extremely happy to announce the inauguration of the first HP Indigo Centre of excellence in India. We believe the printing industry, our customers and the Brands will hugely benefit from this. We are proud to be associated with Redington India Limited which has made this significant investment towards their commitment to the Digital Printing Technology and the Industry overall” 
Mr. Kasturirangan, Wholetime Director, Redington added, “We are proud to partner with HP who are unparalleled champions of digital printing. There is a huge opportunity for HP Indigo digital presses in the country and this Centre of Excellence will help in reaching out to them and give them a one of a kind pre-sale experience.”    

The HP Indigo 7900 and HP Indigo 12000 are the latest digital presses which were first showcased in DRUPA 2016. The HP Indigo 12000 digital press offers two sides photograph printing and guarantees photo life of up to 200 years. Both the Digital Presses offer 40% higher productivity and there is an automatic Alert Agent, which performs real-time error detection while printing, which results in waste reduction and helps increase productivity. 
About HP Inc.

HP Inc. creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our portfolio of printers, PCs, mobile devices, solutions, and services, we engineer experiences that amaze. More information about HP Inc. is available at http://www.hp.com. 
This document contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If such risks or uncertainties materialize or such assumptions prove incorrect, the results of HP and its consolidated subsidiaries could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including the expected benefits and costs of the transaction; the expected timing of the completion of the transaction; the ability to complete the transaction considering the various closing conditions, including those conditions related to regulatory approvals and Unisplendour shareholder vote; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include the possibility that expected benefits may not materialize as expected; that the transaction may not be timely completed, if at all; that, prior to the completion of the transaction, the new H3C business may not perform as expected due to transaction-related uncertainty or other factors; that the parties are unable to successfully implement integration strategies; and other risks that are described in HP’s Securities and Exchange Commission reports, including but not limited to the risks described in HP’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for its fiscal year ended October 31, 2014 and HP’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for its fiscal quarter ended January 31, 2015. HP assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.

EMO Hannover 2017 once again a trend forum for production technology

Chennai, 24 January 2017; 2017 is an EMO year. The world’s premier trade fair

for the metalworking sector will be held in Hanover from 18th to 23rd

September 2017, announced key speakers Mr. Christoph Miller, Managing Director

EMO Hannover at VDW, Frankfurt, and Dr. Andreas Gruchow, Member of the Board,

Deutsche Messe AG, at a press conference in Chennai. The trade fair showcases

the trends and innovations in the field of production technology.

EMO Hannover is being organised by the VDW (German Machine Tool Builders’

Association), Frankfurt am Main, Germany, on behalf of the European Association of

the Machine Tool Industries (CECIMO) from Brussels, Belgium, and in conjunction

with the trade fair hosting company Deutsche Messe AG, Hanover, Germany. VDW

is one of the few sectoral organisations that holds international trade fairs on its own

account for the segment it represents.

EMO Hannover scores highly in terms of the sheer size, internationality and the

number of innovations. Over 1,700 firms from 40 different countries have signed up

for this year’s trade fair, with more than 150,000 square metres of net exhibition

area. There are over 400 exhibitors from Asia alone. “The current registration status

is significantly above the comparable figure for the previous event,” says Miller,

Trade Fair Director, VDW.

The trade fair aims to engage in the discourse of manufacturing production

technology from all over the world, showing what solutions exist for generating

maximised customer benefits from the digitisation and networking of production

operations. It also aims to improve the competitiveness of machine tool vendors with

new solutions.

“The EMO Hannover is not only the most important meeting point for all players in

the metalworking sector, both manufacturers and users. It is traditionally seen as an

innovation forum and a trend-setter as it addresses important issues in the world of

metalworking, and drives them forward,” Miller says. A wide and varied supporting

programme will take place this year, addressing technical and commercial issues.

The paramount topics of discussion in the international world of production

technology are digitisation and networking as the EMO’s motto communicates.

Mechanical sturdiness, dependable components, reliable machinery control systems,

plus intelligent process design and control—these are the foundations for quality,

productivity and cost-efficient manufacturing. A broad spectrum of different machines

for this purpose will be showcased at the EMO Hannover as well as classical

performance features to approaches for new capabilities.

‘India Day’ at the EMO Hannover 2017

Currently, India is the only BRIC nation to report significant growth in industrial

production output and capital investment. In the machine tool industry, the country

ranks 8th among the world’s largest markets, with a volume of most recently 1.6

billion euros in 2015, which corresponds to a growth rate of 7 per cent when

calculated in euros.

The EMO Hannover 2017 will focus on this attractive, high-potential market. The

“India Day” on 20th September 2017 will feature reports exclusively from Indian

experts, including representatives of the machine tool federation IATMA.

Representatives from Indian user sectors will be addressing technical and

commercial trends from the automotive and aviation industries.

India’s economy is targeting growth

India’s economy is currently growing faster than other industrial countries. The

manufacturing sector contributes only 15 per cent to the nation’s GDP and hence

there is enormous potential for growth. The Union government aims to upsize the

reserves with its “Make in India” campaign, and with the aid of capital investment

from abroad.

India also produces its own machine tools. With 622 million euros in 2015, the

country ranks 12 th among the most important manufacturing nations. Indian

exhibitors have already registered for the EMO Hannover 2017, keen to showcase

their range of machinery for high-ranking international production experts from the

global elite. Companies participating include Jyoti, ACE Designers, Forbes &

Company, and many more.

“Indian manufacturers need comprehensive information on new solutions for

their production operations. Exhibitors at the EMO Hannover 2017 will include

representatives from all important vendor nations for India’s industrial sector,” says

Christoph Miller of the VDW. On 20th September 2017, experts will be reporting on

technical and commercial trends in India and mapping out the resultant challenges

for production technology. The EMO Hannover 2017 will provide numerous specific

stimuli for the practical use of new solutions meeting every need, under widely

varying preconditions.

EMO Hannover 2017 – the world’s premier trade fair for the metalworking sector

TI Cycles of India well known for some of the best global and national bicycle brands, today announced the launch of their new range of products for the year of 2017.

TI Cycles of India well known for some of the best global and national bicycle brands, today announced the launch of their new range of products for the year of 2017.

 

Please find attached the press release (English and Tamil) and photographs (photo captions enclosed below) over the same, for your perusal.

 

(From L-R) Mr. K.R. Chandrasekaran, COO, TI Cycles of India, Mr.Edward Vlutters, International Sales Director, Ridley Bikes and Mr. Arun Alagappan, President, TI Cycles of India at the launch of Geared for Tommorow, 2017 range of products from Track & Trail

 Pic 2 & 3: Geared for tomorrowthe newly launched 2017 range of products from Track & Trail (1) and (2)

24th TANKER Annual Charity and Awards Nite 2OL7

24th Annual Charity and Awards Nite which is being held on WednesdaY,25th January 2OL7. at 5,45 pm at Hotel Savera, RK Salai, Chennai.

For the past Eight years we have used this special night as a platform to recognise and appreciate the efforts of professionals working tirelessly to improve the lives of people, especially the

underprivileged with kidney disease. This year we will begin the function at 5.45 pm with The Mrs. Malathi Venkatesan TANKER Foundation Memorial Lecture by Dr. Shuvo

Roy, Professor at the University of California, San Francisco, Co-inventor of implantable artificial

kidney. He will deliver his talk on “Kidney Regeneration for the Public. How soon it will

become a reality”. This will be followed at 7.!5 pm by the presentation of the following

Awards:

The K. V. George Kottukulam Memorial TANKER & Kerala Kidney Research

Foundation Young Investigator Award for outstanding research done in the field of

Nephrology in India is being awarded to Dr. Pavan Kumar Rao for his research into Use of Ulinastatin in Renal Failure Patients Developing Sepsis. The award will carry a

cash prize of Rs, 2roorooo/- a citation and a gold medallion.

The Renny Abraham TANKER Foundation Love for Service Award for a medical

doctor who has gone beyond the call of duty in serving the underprivileged is being

awarded to Dr. Kousalya Devi, called the “Mother Teresa of South India” by everyone

in the southern part of Tamilnadu. The award will carry a cash prize of Rs. ITOO,OOO/-, a

citation and a gold medallion.

The La Renon TANKER Foundation For the Sake of Honour Award given to an

individual who has done exemplary work in his or her field will be awarded to Dr. Shuvo

Roy , Professor at the University of California, San Francisco, Co-inventor of the

implantable artificial kidney, The award will carry a cash prize of Rs. ITOO’OOO/-, a

citation and a gold medallion.

The La Renon TANKER Foundation ,Lifetime Achievement Awards given to an

individual who has done exemplary work in his or her field will be awarded to Dr,

Kirpalani (Mumbai) and Dr. I. B. Sinha (Patna). The award wilt carry a cash prize of

Rs. l,OO,oOO/-, a citation and a gold medallion each.

The K. Venkatanarayana TANKER Foundation Awareness Award given to an

individual for creating awareness of any disease, mental, physical and social is being

awarded to Dr. Vijayaraghavan, who has created awareness and promoted the change

of lifestyle and diet for reversing diabetes through his Intensive Dietary Approach Frogram

(IDAP), The award will carry a cash prize of Rs, ITOO,OOO/-, a citation and a gold

medallion.

The Ashok Sankaralingam TANKER Foundation Patient Endowment – One year

dialysis support given for 3 under privileged deserving patient with kidney failure Rs.

ITOO’OOO/ -.

 

chief Guest Dr. soumya swaminathan secretary, Department of Health Research –

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Government of Indla, and Director General of Indian

Council of Medical Research will be presenting the awards,

At 8′ 20 p.m there will be a dance performance by students of “Awai Kapagam’, teaching

differently abled children lead a.life of dignity and independence. This will be followed by games,

prizes and dinner, We thank all our well wishers, sponsors and donors especially Mrs. Nina-Reddy

sponsor for the dinner at Savera Hotel,

Lodestar conducts India’s First Career Quiz, ‘The Great Indian Career Challenge’ for High School Students in Chennai

Chennai, Jan 24 2017: The Great Indian Career Challenge (GICC), India's first Career Quiz for high school

children conducted by Lodestar – a successful Career Guidance Companyheld its grand finale of its first edition

in Chennai, at Vidyodaya Girls Higher Secondary School, T Nagar.About 600 students, teachers and parents

from all over Chennai participated in the grand finale of GICC.

The most challenging career quiz that witnessed a great participation from top educational institutions to small

schools was triumphed by VarshaSenthil and Omeesha Krishnan from Vaels International School. The runners

up were AshwathBhargav and Vibin Sri Balaji from Prince Metriculation Higher Secondary School. All the

winners grabbed the total cash prize of Rs 60,000.

The prelim rounds for GICC kicked-off in the month of November and December and wereorganized at their

respective schools. It had an interesting participation of 80 high-schools and 15,000 high-school students. After

the prelims, top 8 students (4 teams of 2 each) from each school were selected to compete in the semifinals

and then top 6 teams from semiswere chosen for the grand finale.

The career quiz aims to break down traditional barriers and mind sets one comes across while choosing a

career. Regrettably, even parents advise children to pick traditional careers like engineering or medicine

because they appear to provide the job security.

However, most people are unaware of the huge universe of opportunity where there are over 250 career

options available, which can match a child’s true calling and aptitude. This first of its kind initiative aims to use

the platform of a quiz competition to make students aware of the plethora of options available, which in turn

can enable them to start planning towards a rewarding career.

Subodh Jindal, Co-Founder and COO of Lodestar said, “Through this quiz, we aim to reach out to the common

people and make them aware about the existing career opportunities a child can choose. We are

tremendously happy about the success in Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad and we plan to reach out to

other cities, shortly.”

Apart from Chennai, GICC was simultaneously conducted in Hyderabad as well, where 15,000 students from 90

schools participated. In August 2016, in Bangalorein its second edition, GICC saw the participation of 18,000

students of class 9th and 10th from around 150 schools in Bangalore and Mysore. 600 students qualified to the

grand finale where they competed for prizes of over Rṣ. 1 Lakh.

About Lodestar

Headquartered in Bangalore, Lodestar India’s first career guidance companywas foundedin 2015 by Murlidhar

S and Subodh Jindal and has Mr.AnandSudarshan,former MD and CEO of Manipal Global Education Services as

its Chairman. Mr. MadanPadaki co-founder and former CEO of Meritrac, is amongst the advisors to Lodestar.

Lodestar uses a scientific approach to enable parents to make smart decisions for their children in class 10. It

uses reliable and authentic data-driven approach to career guidance and career building.

The program helps high school parents and students to make smart career decisions through use of accurate

data, exploration of careers, psychometric tests and guidance by an expert. Lodestar exposes and educates

both parent and child about the wide number of career options available today (250+), engaging with parents

and child through trained guidance specialist to navigate them through career decision

process. Each person is given individual attention through sessions with additional material to read online.

Lodestar’s vision is to be India’s largest and most comprehensive Career Guidance Services by helping

millions of students and their parents in choosing their true career and hence helping society at large, in

creating more successful and happier professionals across all walks of life. They aim to do this through single

minded focus on customers and their needs and providing them with intelligent, smart, easy to use solutions

leveraging technology.