If you are looking for something to do this Sunday then you could use a bit of ‘horse sense.’That’s because the first horse and pony race meeting of the new season takes place.The first of an eight race card gets underway at 3.30pm at Falcarragh beach. Now all we need is a bit of sun and a couple of winners! USE A BIT OF ‘HORSE SENSE’ THIS SUNDAY IN FALCARRAGH was last modified: May 18th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Falcarraghhorse racing
FOLIO:’s annual, much-anticipated Magazine Job Report is out, and it’s a great read (I should know—I co-wrote it!). It’s choc-full of interesting, if not surprising, anecdotes.Like this one:Craigslist is a deplorable resource, according to ZweigWhite’s [Dick] Ryan. “Resumes from Craigslist make my skin crawl. Some have worked out but many have been unmitigated disasters,” he says. For entry level positions, however, he admits it can be useful, as people under the age of 30 are relying on social sites such as Craigslist and even Facebook and MySpace. For the full PDF version—including charts—click here.Click here for the online version.
Press Information BureauUnion Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s biography by film historian and author Gautam Chintamani will hit the stands next month. The book ‘Rajneeti’ from Penguin Random House India is also available for pre-order on e-commerce websites.According to Penguin Random House India, Rajneeti chronicles Singh’s career spanning nearly 50 years in which he emerged from the grassroots and made it to the top echelons of power on the basis of their hard work, grit and determination.Like most of India’s present political dispensation, Rajnath Singh, too, emerged post-Emergency, the twenty-one-month period between June 1975 and March 1977, often described as the darkest phase in independent India’s history. Yet Singh stands apart from many of his contemporaries as he continues to remain committed to the ideals of social justice, political equality and civil liberty,” said Gautam Chintamani.”In a career spanning fifty years, Singh has come to embody a certain standard in public life where principles do not change with prevailing circumstances, and he strives to constantly mend bridges as well as find common ground across party lines. What propelled me to write this book was the desire to tell the story of a politician, who, unlike most other politicians, never shied away from doing the right thing, irrespective of the opposition.””As a biographer, in Rajnath Singh’s life, I found a rare instance of a politician in contemporary India who has traversed the entire spectrum of the political journey. In this odyssey, Singh has both witnessed and played a significant role in shaping the history of India. A naturally pragmatic person who rarely dwells in the past, Singh’s life also offers the younger generations great insight into the struggles undertaken by men and women to deliver on the promise of making India a world leader,” he added.Singh had emerged from being a humble swayamsevak in the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh to the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and even served as a cabinet minister in the Vajpayee government. Jailed during the Emergency, Singh was the president of BJP’s youth wing – Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha.A two-term president of the BJP, Singh witnessed the elevation of Narendra Modi as the party’s prime ministerial candidate and delivered BJP’s biggest election victory in 2014. Since then, as the Union Home Minister, he has ushered in a new phase in the country’s security where both internal and external threats have been minimised. Under Singh, the threats from Naxalites and Maoists have significantly decreased and Jammu and Kashmir saw its first local body elections in over a decade. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and Union minister Rajnath Singh released BJP’s manifesto ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.Gautam Chintamani hails from a literary tradition that runs deep on both sides of his family — the late Telugu poet Arudra is his maternal grandfather and the liberal thinker Sir CY Chintamani is his paternal great-grandfather.Gautam ChintamaniTwitter/Gautam ChintamaniGautam’s documentary film SRI: Challenging Traditions, Transforming Lives had won the Best Documentary Award at the Asia Pacific Rice Film Festival, Malaysia. His trilogy, Janam–Aagazh–Parvaaz, on the journey of children with special needs and their parents was screened at the 2011 International Film Festival of India (IFFI). His notable television credits include Siddhanth, a law series which garnered an Emmy nomination in the ‘international drama’ category — a first for an Indian television show.Gautam’s writing has featured in national publications, including a compilation on Dadasaheb Phalke awardees published by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Legends of Indian Silver Screen. He was on the National Film Awards jury for Best Writing on Cinema in 2016.
.An estimated 22.4 per cent female readymade garment (RMG) workers face sexual harassment at factories, a study by Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) finds, reports UNB.MJF executive director Shaheen Anam said the study was conducted at 22 factories in Dhaka and Chattogram between March and May last year.Speaking as the chief guest at the event held at the National Press Club, Shirin Akther, MP said girls are victims of sexual harassment at education institutions, too.She urged the authorities concerned to be more conscious in this regard.President of Karmajibi Nari Pratima Paul Majumder said awareness is the most important tool to curb sexual violence at education institutions and the workplace.”The rate of sexual harassment will go down when there’ll be a good relationship between the workers and factory owners,” she said.The study identified a culture of impunity, inaction and nonchalant attitude of authorities towards sexual harassment as some of the key reasons for this workplace menace.The majority of male and female respondents said women fall victims to sexual harassment as they are weak and do not protest.But 21 per cent male and seven percent female respondents were of the opinion that women become victims to sexual harassment because of their dresses.Ylva Sahlstrand, second secretary of Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, said the female workers need to be conscious at workplaces. “Education can create the awareness,” she said.”Anti-sexual committees must support female workers. Factories owners, management and trade unions should come forward in this regard. Besides, social dialogue is also needed here,” Sahlstrand added.
NEW YORK — If your clients are fresh out of ideas on where to travel to in 2017, Frommer’s – which will celebrate its 60th anniversary next year – has revealed its annual list of the best places to travel.A team of award-winning editors and writers around the world has compiled an honour roll list of top vacation places. Whether these destinations are enjoying a resurgence, honouring a milestone or anniversary, or simply because the moment is ripe for wider appreciation, they’re all primed and ready for travellers to visit in 2017.The 17 honourees are (in no particular order):• Montréal, Quebec, for the confluence of celebrations surrounding its 375th birthday and the 150th anniversary of Canada• Karasjok, Norway, the best place in the world for Northern Lights during a peak year for that phenomenon• Bermuda, amidst a boom in development of its luxury tourism amenities and expecting the America’s Cup in May and June• The Pantanal, South America’s massive and wondrous inland tropical wetlandsMore news: Apply now for AQSC’s agent cruise rates• The Mississippi River, long called “the Spine of America,” bursting with a fast-growing cruise industry• Paris, France, because its tourism has dropped in the past year, but it remains as magical as ever• Sulawesi, Indonesia, an under-appreciated island of tiny monkeys, vibrantly colored birds, and astonishing cultural rituals• San Francisco and the Bay Area, which marks the 50th anniversary of the famous Summer of Love with a bounty of events• Fátima, Portugal, commemorating the centenary of its miracle and vibrant with history, architecture and beaches• Nashville, Tennessee, for its food, whip-smart population, music, and ideal location for viewing the August 21 solar eclipse• The Panama Canal, newly expanded with a more-than-$5 billion set of locks• Nan Madol, Micronesia, because its ancient black basalt temples and palaces are in danger of imminent destruction by natural forces• Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda, the only region where you can see mountain gorillas in the wild, and where tourism is transforming lifeMore news: Help Princess Cruises break the world record for largest vow renewal at sea• Martin Luther’s Germany which will spend the year mounting concerts and events for the 500th anniversary of the reformer’s world-changing deed• Katahdin Woods and Waters, Maine, 87,000 pristine acres of forests and streams just inscribed as a National Monument• Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, a recent holiday spot for Prince William and Kate, for its unique wilderness and centuries old cultural links• Doha, Qatar, which is challenging its flashier neighbors Dubai and Abu Dhabi with new attractions, flights, and hotelsThere is one bonus destination that Frommer’s felt compelled to include – Cuba. Frommer’s is not confident Cuba will remain an option for Americans. Donald J. Trump is threatening to restrict Americans’ right to travel there, hotel rates are ballooning, flights are being cut, and the death of Fidel Castro raises new uncertainties. For those reasons, Frommer’s inscribed it—with hope that travel remains open and growing—as its 18th top destination. Share Travelweek Group Monday, December 12, 2016 Tags: Frommers, Montreal Can you guess which Canadian city made Frommer’s list of top vacation spots? Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>