Kolkata: West Bengal Comprehensive Area Development Corporation (CADC) has started making new technological interventions with an aim of economic development of the farmers and the self-help groups (SHGs) in the state.”A lot of production of the farmers and various packaged products of SHG like fruits, vegetables and fishes remain unutilised as they are wasted due to lack of storage infrastructure. This is where we are chipping in. We are installing solar dehydration machine at five places in the state to preserve and extend the shelf life of various foods,” a senior official of CADC said. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaSuch machines are being installed at Tamluk in East Midnapore, Debra in West Midnapore, Ayodha Hills in Purulia, Haringhata in Nadia and Siliguri. According to sources, mushroom cultivation by the self-help groups in Debra and parts of Jhargram during winter season has been yielding good results. The storage facilities will help the SHGs to ramp up production. Similarly, dry fishes in Tamluk and tomato cultivation in Ayodha Hills are also expected to get a boost. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe famers are successfully cultivating millets in Kalimpong and are planning to extend the same to Siliguri with the technological intervention. Orchids that are cultivated in the Hills can also be stored in the infrastructure. The capacity of the dehydrators depend on the product but on an average, each machine has a capacity to store around 120 kg. The machines are priced at Rs 2.33 lakh each. Explaining the technology, the official said that a dehydrator uses a heat source and air flow to reduce the water content of foods. The water content of food is usually very high, typically 80–95 percent for various fruits and vegetables and 50–75 percent for various meats. Removing moisture from food restrains various bacteria from growing and spoiling food. CADC is also installing ice plant machines at four places in the state, like Haringhata, Tamluk, Siliguri and Kaliaganj in North Dinajpur, mainly for the purpose of storing small fishes. “Huge investment is involved for setting up big ice mills. But the ice plant machines come at around Rs 2.40 lakh each,” the official added. The technology by CADC has been adopted from National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD) Hyderabad. Minor interventions are also being made by CADC that come under the aegis of the state Panchayat and Rural Development department in developing infrastructure of live fish vending machines at Tamluk. The machines, fitted at the backside of e-rickshaws, are helping people vend live fishes.
00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Juice cleanses. Bone broth. Probiotics. Gluten-free. While the newest health trend may start with good intentions, the relatively new eating disorder known as ‘orthorexia’ involves obsessive behaviors or ‘food rules’ about what is healthy and what is not.By cutting back on too many food groups or excessively following any of these trends, people can develop orthorexia, which can mirror symptoms of anorexia, such as bone loss, anemia and slow heart rate.In accordance with National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Anna Nguyen, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist specializing in Eating Disorders at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital, visited Good Morning San Diego to discuss what orthorexia is, why we are hearing about it more often, how to tell the difference between healthy eating and disordered eating, warning signs and what it can do to your health. KUSI Newsroom March 8, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, National Eating Disorder Awareness Week – Orthorexia Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: March 8, 2019
Two diametrically opposite places – ancient Odisha and Egypt – gave Anupama Dayal the idea behind her collection that saw a mix and match between the two places. So her ensembles were called Giza dress [a halter necked long wrap dress with little colourful wheels], Cuttack tunic [a scarlet Dupion fitted dress with side slits and ikkat prints], Ra dress [long silk dress] and Jagannath sari [a graphic black and white printed red chanderi sari with choli].
Bringing together the best of Indian theatre from the year gone by, the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards and Festival (META) is staging some exceptional plays in the Capital at LTG Auditorium and Kamani Auditorium. The Festival is on till March 26.Dhou… The Wave by the nominated in the Best Director, Best Innovative Sound Design, Best Stage Design, Best Costume Design, Best Choreography, Best Actor in Supporting Role(Female), Best Ensemble category was performed on March 23. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Produced by Purbaranga and directed by Gunakar Dev Goswami, Dhou, the wave is a powerful story of a lonely, wise old fisherman who conquers a magnificent fish, endures the heart breaking loss of it and rises gallantly above his defeat. Kaumudi, nominated in categories such as Best Director, Best Actor in a Lead Role (Male), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male), Best Original Script, Best Ensemble was about a rite of passage. Kaumudi has been inspired by two texts: Anand’s Malayalam novel Vyasam Vigneswaram and Jorge Luis Borges’ essay Blindness. Using the ‘moonlit timeless night’ when Krishna delivers his sermon to Arjuna as its central trope, this play explores the dynamics between an estranged father-son duo who play Eklavya’s ghost and Abhimanyu respectively, in a theatre, in late 1960’s Allahabad. The father, Satyasheel, who is a great actor and has almost lost his sight, is at his final three performances. Thus son, Paritosh, who grew up with the void of not having a father by his side, has come to challenge not only the father but also his entire school of thought. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixKaumudi is hinged on three central questions: Whose life is more valuable, an older or a younger person’s? Is personal ethic more important than public ethic? Does art have an unction, and do we make art or does art make us? It also holds up a mirror to it and questions theatre: Matthi, performed on March 24 is nominated in the Best Director, Best Stage Design, Best Light Design, Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female), Best Original Script, Best Ensemble, Best Choreography categories. Produced by Malayalakalanilayam and directed by Jino Joseph the play travels through the Kerala during 1970 – 80s with its political, social and cultural rigor and people’s collective movements. It portrays its cultural deterioration with migrant labors and the shift in the ideology and social harmony. Another play screened on March 24 was Still and Still Moving at the Kamani Auditorium Time. Nominated for Best Director, Best Original Script, Best Actor in a lead Role (Male), Best Light Design, the play is produced by Tadpole Repertory and directed directed by Neel Chaudhari.Still and Still Moving is set in North Delhi and Gurgaon. It is the story of Partho, a reclusive writer in his forties, and Adil, a young college student. Their fractured love affair plays out across two poles of a changing metropolis, punctuated by observations on the interactions of men on the Delhi Metro.
Kolkata: All government hospitals and medical colleges in the city and the districts will soon implement online booking system for the Outpatient Departments (OPDs) to reduce the long queues which are often found inside the hospital premises.A centralised platform would soon be made functional so that patients from various parts of the state can visit the portal for booking tickets for the OPDs in any of the government hospitals and medical colleges. One of the main objectives of the initiative is to provide patients hassle-free treatment. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseIt may be mentioned that a large number of patients from various parts of the state visit various OPDs in government hospitals on a regular basis. As a result, the patients often have to stand in long queues before getting a chance to consult a doctor. The online ticket booking system has already been introduced on an experimental basis at SSKM Hospital, where people can book their tickets by logging onto the Health department’s website www.wbhealth.gov.in before visiting the hospital. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe state Health department is now planning to introduce a new system, where ticket booking for all OPDs of government hospitals and medical colleges can be brought under one umbrella. According to Health department sources there will be separate windows inside the ticket-booking portal, which will address the different needs of patients across the state. According to a senior Health department official, the patients will be able to book their ticket seven days prior to the date of visit. They won’t have to pay any fees for availing the online service. But in case of a patient visiting the hospital OPD for booking a ticket, he/she has to pay Rs 2 for buying a ticket. There will be separate options for different hospitals and medical colleges. The patients will get to know the details about the doctors of a department as well. They will also be able to register their preferences while booking a ticket. The patients will have to get a printed copy of the ticket once they successfully complete the process online. At the time of hospital visit, the patients will have to submit the printed copy at the designated counters of the hospital.
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 4 min read When the time comes to expand your retail business, how will you know? Some shop owners decide purely on gut feeling. Some people decide based on excess cash-flow. Forward-thinking retailers decide because they see the signs in the data.As cloud technology has become affordable and accessible to small retailers, now they can take advantage of store data – like foot-traffic converting into sales – that illuminates opportunities for growth from one store to many.But data isn’t just a way of making big decisions like whether or not it’s time to open a new store. Data is your growth medium from the first day you decide to start up a retail business. It’s the stuff the future’s made of.Related:This Slick iBeacon Device Helps Retailers Push Deals to In-Store ShoppersHowever, you don’t need big data to do something useful. All you need is a collection of your own “small data,” used wisely. Here are four types of data you’ll learn to love if you want to build a successful retail business:1. In-store presence data. With the right technology, you can measure everything from foot traffic to in-store dwell time to the areas most visited on the shop floor. Integrate that information with your point-of-sale data and customer data to understand how people shop, including conversion rates and market segment behavior variations.For example, If checkout times are long and abandonment is high, then you know you need to speed up the checkout process or staff up during peak hours. If customers linger longer in the footwear aisles then the lingerie department, but buy more lingerie than footwear, you may want to investigate their reasons and rethink how you are using your space.2. Inventory data. If you peek inside your customers’ shopping baskets, you can learn a lot about what they are buying most. Comparing that to your inventory and cost of goods sold will help you tweak your retail operations to encourage growth. Seasonal fluctuations in purchases and items bought can help you determine when to create new advertising, in-store layouts, web pages or special offers.Related: The Future of Retail: 6 Ways the Cloud Will Reinvent the Sales FloorSan Francisco-based handmade tea retailer, T-We Tea, used inventory data about the cost of goods sold to identify which of their best-selling teas had the highest margins.In order to maximize profits, T-We purchased higher volumes of those teas in order to increase economies of scale. From there, T-We was able to bundle their most popular products together with those same highest margin products, sell at a discounted rate, but still increase profits. These simple but important tweaks grew revenues by 300 percent and helped them expand to a larger location.3. Financial data. Financial data is vital to learning how your cash flow and profits are doing and what patterns they tend to follow. There are plenty of tools on the market that can do this for you, at little to no cost (No need to hire an expensive accountant to tell you how you are doing).Plug your POS system into your accounts so you take control of your day-to-day business finances. Services such as QuickBooks Online integrate with POS systems, allowing you to automatically capture real-time financial data and run analytical reports that give you deep insight your business and let you forecast for growth.4. Customer data. Customer insight helps you grow your brand’s influence and appeal. If you want loyal customers to make repeat purchases and recommend your store to their friends, then you need to listen to your customer data.Working with a company like PayPal, retailers can empower their customers to “check-in” when they arrive, showing the retailer the customer’s photo and buying history. With this kind of insight, you can personalize the customer experience based on their purchase history.These four pillars of data are key to understanding the performance of your company. When you can see what’s going right and what’s going wrong, you’ll make smarter decisions that steer the company in the right direction, creating net improvement all the time.Related: 8 Ways Retailers Should Target Smartphone Users August 6, 2014 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »
Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA road has closed due to an accident this morning – seemingly just minutes after reopening following an earlier accident. Hilderstone Road is shut between between B5027 Uttoxeter Road and Butterhill Lane. This is a separate incident to the earlier accident on this stretch which saw a vehicle overturn. The road reopened following the earlier accident, which took place at around 5.30am, at around 6.20am. Traffic data company INRIX reports this second accident took place shortly before 6.40am. Police are reported to be on the scene. Read MoreRoad reopens following ‘police incident’ in early hours of the morning Both accidents have taken place on the same stretch of road (Image: Inrix/Google) Both accidents are affecting traffic between Hilderstone and Sandon/the A51. We will bring you an update when one becomes available. Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here.
The game kicks off at 7.45pm.This Season’s MeetingsSt Helens 34, Wakefield 30 (SLR19, 29/6/18) Wakefield 24, St Helens 20 (SLR11, 15/4/18)Last Ten Meetings:St Helens 34, Wakefield 30 (SLR19, 29/6/18) Wakefield 24, St Helens 20 (SLR11, 15/4/18) Wakefield 16, St Helens 18 (SLS8-R5, 7/9/17) Wakefield 16, St Helens 41 (SLR23, 23/7/17) St Helens 12, Wakefield 16 (SLR3, 3/3/17) St Helens 32, Wakefield 12 (SLS8-R7, 23/9/16) Wakefield 32, St Helens 44 (SLR20, 3/7/16) St Helens 44, Wakefield 4 (SLR5, 11/3/16) St Helens 44, Wakefield 4 (SLR13, 1/5/15) Wakefield 16, St Helens 20 (SLR4, 6/3/15)Super League Summary:Wakefield won 9 St Helens won 36Highs and Lows:Wakefield highest score: 41-22 (H, 2004) (also widest margin) St Helens highest score: 64-16 (H, 2005) (Widest margin: 60-4, H, 2005)Super League Head to Head:SaintsWakefield Tries129 (1st)104 (2nd)Goals103 (1st)97 (2nd)Metres34,195 (1st)29,588 (6th)Breaks190 (1st)150 (3rd)Tackles7,962 (6th)7,788 (8th)Penalties167 (11th)184 (6th)Factoids:Danny Richardson has the longest scoring streak in the game, having registered points in our last 27 matches. His scoring streak began with seven goals in our 46-6 home win against Castleford on February 2.Jonny Lomax is 10 points away from 500 in Super League.19-Man Squads:Saints: 1. Jonny Lomax, 2. Tommy Makinson, 4. Mark Percival, 6. Theo Fages, 7. Matty Smith, 9. James Roby, 10. Kyle Amor, 11. Zeb Taia, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 14. Luke Douglas, 15. Morgan Knowles, 18. Danny Richardson, 19. Regan Grace, 20. Matty Lees, 21. Jack Ashworth, 23. Ben Barba, 25. Aaron Smith, 30. Matty Costello.Trinity: 1. Scott Grix, 2. Tom Johnstone, 3. Bill Tupou, 4. Reece Lyne, 5. Ben Jones-Bishop, 6. Jacob Miller, 8. David Fifita, 9. Kyle Wood, 10. Anthony England, 11. Matty Ashurst, 13. Tyler Randell, 14. Justin Horo, 15. Pauli Pauli, 16. Tinirau Arona, 17. Craig Huby, 19. James Batchelor, 21. Max Jowitt, 23. Chris Annakin, 25. Ryan Hampshire.Betfred Super League Leading Scorers:Tries: 1 Ben Barba (St Helens) 24 2 Tom Johnstone (Wakefield Trinity) 18 3 Mark Percival (St Helens) 17 4 = Bureta Faraimo (Hull FC), Ben Jones-Bishop (Wakefield Trinity), Liam Marshall (Wigan Warriors) 16 7 = Darnell McIntosh (Huddersfield Giants), Jonny Lomax (St Helens), Tom Lineham (Warrington Wolves) 14 10 Josh Charnley (Warrington Wolves) 13Goals: 1 Danny Richardson (St Helens) 103 2 Sam Tomkins (Wigan Warriors) 79 3 Ryan Shaw (Hull Kingston Rovers) 56 4 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 51 5 Jamie Ellis (Castleford Tigers) 50 6 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 49 7 = Josh Drinkwater (Catalans Dragons), Ryan Hampshire (Wakefield Trinity) 44 9 Liam Finn (Wakefield Trinity) 39 10 Jake Connor (Hull FC) 35Goals Percentage: 1 Ryan Hampshire (Wakefield Trinity) 89.79 (44/49) 2 Jake Connor (Hull FC) 89.74 (35/39) 3 Tyrone Roberts (Warrington Wolves) 87.50 (14/16) 4 Ryan Shaw (Hull Kingston Rovers) 86.15 (56/65) 5 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 86.11 (31/36) 6 Lucas Albert (Catalans Dragons) 85.00 (17/20) 7 Tom Gilmore (Widnes Vikings) 84.61 (33/39) 8 Krisnan Inu (Widnes Vikings) 84.00 (21/25) 9 James Batchelor (Wakefield Trinity) 81.25 (13/16) 10 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 77.27 (51/66)Points: 1 Danny Richardson (St Helens) 225 2 Sam Tomkins (Wigan Warriors) 200 3 Ryan Shaw (Hull Kingston Rovers) 156 4 Josh Drinkwater (Catalans Dragons) 116 5 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 111 6 Jamie Ellis (Castleford Tigers) 109 7 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 104 8 = Ben Barba (St Helens), Jake Connor (Hull FC), Ryan Hampshire (Wakefield Trinity), Kallum Watkins (Leeds Rhinos) 96Betfred Super League table:POSTEAMPWLDPFPADIFFPTS1Saints242130725314411422Wigan Warriors241770597367230343Warrington Wolves241581587416171314Castleford Tigers24158158950485315Huddersfield Giants2412111443641-198256Wakefield Trinity241112161251993237Hull FC2411130547575-28228Catalans Dragons2410131494587-9321Tickets:Tickets for this fixture are now on sale from the Ticket Office only until noon today. They are priced at £21 for adults, £15 concessions (65 and over) and £5 juniors.All ticket prices increase by £3 on matchday.