Criticism is the reason why I’m alive in the industry: AR Rahman

first_imgMumbai, Dec 16 (PTI) Music maestro AR Rahman believes the reason for his longevity and success in the music industry is the fact that he takes criticism in his stride.The 51-year-old Oscar-winning composer said even though reviews matter to him he does not let the negativity affect him. “Sometimes it is good to take criticism. Some of it is venomous while some of it is beautiful, there is concerned criticism as well. And all this is one of the reason why I am staying alive today, otherwise I would have gone. You have to be open (to criticism).”Sometimes they are your teachers but some stuff are not good. Today because of Twitter and everything is in your face, I don’t see it (comments) sometimes. We don’t have to creatively nudge ourselves, you have to be in your own zone and do your best,” Rahman told PTI.The music director believes it is important to be honest towards his work. “For me it is about longevity and it comes from integrity. If I am honest with my work, I am right. If I am dishonest then I deserve whatever comes my way. If I fail even after being honest, I take it sportingly. My integrity is important, have I given my full to it or not?” he said.Rahman said his aim as a composer is to provide audience with the music they need and not what they want him to create.”It is not about being authoritative, I will give what you need than what you want.”advertisementThe music director, known for his experimental approach towards music, said he does not surrender to a trend.”There is a trend that comes and goes. As long as you are receptive about it and enjoy it, it is good. This is your profession, this is your life. It is nice to understand new trends. I adapt these things in my own way,” he added. PTI KKP SHD RDS SHDSHDSHDlast_img read more

Clarksons Vessel Orders Take a Nosedive in Q3

first_imgzoom Overall contracting of new vessels plunged in the three-month period from July to September to a mere 88 units, according to data provided by Clarkson Research.When compared to the same period in 2015, the orders dropped by some 81 percent from 481 vessel orders.Due to an oversupply in the shipping market, accompanied by low freight rates, the owners were not eager to invest in newbuildings during the third quarter.In September, the shipbuilders received a total of 18 new orders, a 91 percent drop from the 220 ship orders placed in the same month a year earlier.During August the owners ordered 45 new ships, down from 101 reported in the same month in 2015, while July numbers reached 25 new orders, compared to 160 placed a year before.Clarksons earlier said that the shrinking orderbook has led the number of active yards, ones which have at least one vessel (1,000+ GT) on order, to decline since the financial crisis in 2009.The number of ‘active’ shipyards globally has more than halved since the start of 2009, falling to around 400 shipyards at the start of September 2016.As of start September 2016 there were 402 active yards, down 57% on the 2009 peak, Clarkson Research said.Alongside this drop in the number of active yards, newbuild output has fallen and this year is projected to stand 34% below its 2010 peak in CGT terms.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Carli Lloyds Historic Hat Trick Won The World Cup

VANCOUVER — After 16 years, the U.S. women’s national team is again the world champion. On a sunny late afternoon here, the U.S. defeated reigning world champs Japan 5-2 and became the first country to win three Women’s World Cup titles.The Americans didn’t waste any time getting there, either, scoring four goals in less than 20 minutes — scoring those four goals faster than any one goal had ever been scored in a Women’s World Cup final. Carli Lloyd was deservedly tonight’s player of the match, scoring the first-ever hat trick in a Women’s World Cup final (only England’s Geoff Hurst has done it in a men’s final, in 1966) and also the earliest-ever hat trick; all three of her goals came in the first 16 minutes. Lloyd’s goals were representative of the U.S. team’s play; as soon as the whistle blew, the U.S. pressured Japan all over the field, not allowing the Japanese to settle the ball and play the technical soccer they prefer.But just when it looked like it might be another blowout like the Germany vs. Brazil match we saw last year at the men’s World Cup, Japan was on the board in the 27th minute with a nice turn and shot by Yuki Ogimi.Just after halftime, Japan scored again, and the 4-2 scoreline made it look like a game again. But the U.S. didn’t let up, and Tobin Heath’s goal (the U.S.’s fifth) in the 54th minute became the last of the highest-scoring Women’s World Cup final ever.Soccer is boring, right? No one ever scores? read more

Sharlyn Smith Sharon Wilson Co Toasts UB Education Transforms Lives November 15

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 18, 2017 – Nassau – When prominent attorney Sharlyn Smith asked the perfectly coiffed, clothed and cultured island A-listers to raise their glasses and toast to the vision of University of The Bahamas (UB) and the value of education, she realized that beyond the lavish draping, shimmering lights, silk-covered tables and fine champagne, the evening held a serious message – excellence and opportunity made possible through education.Sharlyn Smith & Dr. Rodney Smith“On the first anniversary of the University of The Bahamas’ charter, this event helps to realize the vision of the university as the nation’s primary resource for research, innovation and community engagements while ensuring that the University will meet its mission of advancing and expanding access to higher education,” she said.   “Supporting this function was a natural outreach for our firm with our many links to the community.   We also recognize that along with giving, Sharon Wilson & Co. benefits from the commitment to education that is a hallmark of this institution.   Among our complement of six attorneys and talented administration staff are four members of the alumni of this prestigious university.”Many more in the well-heeled crowd were clients and colleagues of the firm founded in 2000 and headquartered on East Shirley Street.   Along with its strong support for UB, the firm has been a platinum sponsor of the National Youth Choir for more than 10 years and sponsors the Landlord and Tenant Prize at the Eugene Dupuch Law School.The evening drove home the personal nature of giving to Mrs. Smith. Her mother, Sharon Wilson, a woman with a list of titles as long as a good memory — former Chief Magistrate and twice President of the Senate of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas – was the first in her family to receive a college education and it took a scholarship to help get her through.“The principal in our firm was the first in her family to receive a college education, also with the benefit of scholarship,” Mrs. Smith said at the event organized to raise funds to endow scholarships for those who are first in their family to attend college.It was a night that was all about firsts – the first University of The Bahamas’ President’s Gala Soiree to raise funds for the first in a family to be college bound, the first time the Harry C. Moore Library was transformed into a setting that was so glamorous and glittering Hollywood would have been proud. More than 200 people attended the event.Press Release: DPA News Related Items:last_img read more

VIDEO Learn About The Towns New Effort To Increase Affordable Housing In

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — On the latest episode of Wilmington Community Television’s “Town Topics,” host and WCTV Executive Director Shaun Neville sat down with Wilmington’s Planning Director Valerie Gingrich to discuss inclusionary zoning.“Inclusionary zoning is a requirement that affordable housing units be constructed when housing units are built in general,” explained Gingrich. “It’s a requirement that affordable units be part of a development.”Wilmington does not currently have an inclusionary zoning bylaw. All but one of its neighboring towns, however, do already have such a bylaw in place.“Most towns across the state have it,” said Gingrich. “It’s not a new idea. It’s been talked about here in the past.”Gingrich and Neville got into the details of the draft of a inclusionary zoning bylaw that voters will likely be asked to approve at May’s Annual Town Meeting.“As the draft currently stands, the requirement would be any multi-family (condos, apartments, duplexes) developments that are 8 units or more, would be required to provide 15% of their units as affordable,” said Gingrich. If 20 units were proposed, under the bylaw, 3 would need to be designated as affordable.Builders could take advantage of a “density bonus” — an additional market-rate (regular) unit would be allowed (added) for every affordable unit built. The bonus helps offset the loss that the developer endures by selling a unit at less than market value.So, if 20 units were proposed, and 3 were affordable, the developer could add 3 additional market value units, for a total of 23 units.Additional details are included in the draft, which is posted HERE on the Department of Planning & Conservation page of the town’s website.Gingrich encourages comments, questions, or suggestions. She can be reached at vgingrich@wilmingtonma.gov or 978-658-8238.Watch the 15-minute interview, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:—Video Playerhttp://wilmington.vod.castus.tv/vod/dl.php/e/6/4/3/6/b/e6436b23-4c4a-49e3-a72a-3559107de4f01546546324.651+51329023.694@castus4-wilmington+15466189811546618435113013.vod.720p.20191103_Town_Topics_Inclusionary_Zoning.mp4Media error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not foundmejs.download-file: http://wilmington.vod.castus.tv/vod/dl.php/e/6/4/3/6/b/e6436b23-4c4a-49e3-a72a-3559107de4f01546546324.651+51329023.694@castus4-wilmington+15466189811546618435113013.vod.720p.20191103_Town_Topics_Inclusionary_Zoning.mp4?_=100:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—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… RelatedHOT BUTTON ISSUE: Should The Town Prevent New Condos & Apartments From Being Built? Could It Backfire? (Article 1)In “Government”AFFORDABLE HOUSING NEWS: Inclusionary Zoning Bylaw To Go In Front Of Voters, But NOT At This Year’s Town MeetingIn “Government”SELECTMEN RACE Q&A: Fasulo & Eaton Discuss Affordable Housing, Sciarappa FarmIn “Government”last_img read more

ER achieves growth rate of 608 passenger count earnings increase

first_imgKolkata: Eastern Railway has achieved a growth of 6.08 percent in suburban passenger earnings for the period — April to December, 2018 — in comparison with the corresponding period of last year.Eastern Railway secured the first position in suburban passenger earnings among all zonal railways in the country and the growth rate is the highest achievement in the Indian Railway System. It has earned a mammoth additional amount of Rs 29.59 crore by inducting additional suburban passenger traffic of 3.45 crore in this period. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe overall growth of passenger earnings of Eastern Railway has also achieved a remarkable figure of 6.32 percent for the period from April to December, 2018, in comparison with the corresponding period of last year. In absolute figure, the additional earnings amount to Rs 127.59 crore from carrying additional passenger traffic of 3.83 crore. ER has achieved huge success in passenger traffic and earnings through a number of passenger-friendly initiatives resulting in the increase of purchase of journey tickets. Passenger awareness campaigns towards usefulness of ATVM, POS, and mobile ticketing etc. are constantly and continuously going on. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseEastern Railway has installed 232 ATVMs in the period from April to December, 2018, in addition to the previously existing 178 ATVMs and looks to introduce another 148 at different stations shortly. Besides reducing the waiting time, the intending passenger can get journey tickets from these ATVMs with 3 percent bonus. For providing easier access to purchase journey tickets, ER has also appointed 154 more JTBS (Jansadharan Ticket Booking Sevaks) up to December, 2018. For extending the facilities of cash less transactions, ER has installed 596 POS machines at the PRS and UTS counters in different areas up to December 2018. Purchasing of unreserved tickets through mobile phone from any station to any station has also been implemented. QR based mobile-ticketing facility has also been implemented through which passengers can easily purchase journey tickets after reaching the station.last_img read more

Silver Shadow to undergo refurbishment in 2019

first_img Posted by MIAMI — Silver Shadow is set to undergo an extensive refurbishment in November 2019, part of Project Invictus, with a new look inspired by the design of Silversea’s Silver Muse.“We are committed to maintaining the impeccable standards of the Silversea experience, and this major refurbishment of Silver Shadow represents a significant investment for the benefit of our guests,” said Roberto Martinoli, Silversea’s CEO. “Whether relaxing in the new Atrium or sipping a cognac in the expanded Connoisseur’s Corner, our guests will notice not only a revitalized look but also greater choices and flexibility as a result of this project’s enhancements.”The upgrades to Silver Shadow will include:SUITESThe ship’s guest suites and corridors will undergo a floor-to-ceiling renovation, inspired by the design and colour palette of Silver Muse. Bathrooms will also be upgraded with new sinks and Silestone material. Silver Shadow’s Medallion, Silver, Grand, and Royal suites will be upgraded with a new color scheme and new materials, as per Silver Muse, while bathrooms will also undergo refurbishments. The ship’s Owner’s Suite will be entirely renovated too, with a full refurbishment of the bathroom.More news:  Onex paying big to get WestJet and that will send airfares soaring, says CWTNEW ATRIUM & ARTS CAFÉThe space currently occupied by the Lobby, Boutique and Casino will be redesigned as a new atrium. A social hub featuring an updated interactive guest reception area, as well as a space where guests can enjoy coffees, pastries, sandwiches, and other delicacies during the day, or cocktails during evening hours.LA DAMEThe restaurant will be refurbished and enlarged to accommodate 40 diners to ensure every guest has the opportunity to dine.CONNOISSEUR’S CORNERThe Connoisseur will be moved to Deck 8, where its new refurbishment will include the addition of a new outdoor smoking area with comfortable seating.CASINOThe Casino will also be moved to deck 8, adjacent to Connoisseur’s Corner. The new setting for its 11 slot machines and two gaming tables will be highlighted by the updated décor.OBSERVATION LIBRARYFormerly the Observation lounge, this space is set at the fore of the ship on deck 10. Guests get access to a carefully curated collection of books with panoramic views of the ocean.More news:  Transat calls Groupe Mach’s latest offer “highly abusive, coercive and misleading”ZAGARA BEAUTY SPA & FITNESS CENTREThis renovation will encompass new steam and sauna rooms, fully refurbished treatment rooms, new furniture and flooring, updated state-of-the-art fitness equipment and more.REFRESHED PUBLIC SPACESThe Restaurant, La Terrazza, Panorama Lounge, The Bar, The Show Lounge, and Card/Conference rooms are also scheduled for renovation. The pool area will boast new outdoor furniture, refurbished teak flooring, a new canvas awning with inserted lighting, and new outdoor heaters, while the jogging track will benefit from new teak resin.The first voyage of Silver Shadow following its transformation will be departing from Fort Lauderdale for San Juan on Dec. 3, 2019. Tags: Silversea Cruises Silver Shadow to undergo refurbishment in 2019 Sharecenter_img Travelweek Group Tuesday, May 14, 2019 << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more