Jumo’s “Short Shorts” for West Vibz on August 18

first_imgFormer Carib Soca Monarch Jumo “Rubber Waist” Primo will be celebrating his birthday in grand style with a grand party on Saturday, August 18 titled “Short Shorts”.The grand affair is set for the West Vibz Sports Bar and Restaurant located at Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo. It will be the first time a group of high-energy performers will take to the stage on the West Side.The line-up includes the birthday boy, Lil Million, Trevor Vibez, Stitchy One Man Band, Keston, Shelly G, and Antonio Blaze. The party is expected to be crazier as “Seen Up” and “Magnum” will be in the house to ensure the vibes are kept alive.They will definitely set the vibes for a great evening. The former Soca Monarch promises a memorable night with lots of great performances and music. In addition, Slingerz Family will be in the house as well as Notorious International and One Voice Family.Admission to the event is $1000 and the tickets will be available at the door.last_img read more

Donegal to expect “bumper year for tourism”

first_imgDonegal’s wealth of tourist destinations and recent awards has been brought to the attention of the thousands of people who visited the annual Holiday World Shows in both Belfast and Dublin in recent weeks.The Dublin Holiday World Show saw over 43,000 people making their way to the RDS in Dublin and over 22,000 to Belfast Titanic Exhibition Centre. This is the second year running that a combination of Donegal Tourism staff, tourism organisations and local businesses have joined forces to take part in the Holiday World Show and let people know just what Donegal has to offer.Attendees at the Holiday World Exhibition were pleasantly surprised with the value for money and quality of accommodation within the county and Donegal Tourism staff were on hand to inform potential holiday makers of some of the many accolades that Donegal has recently received, including being named as the National Geographic Traveller’s “Coolest Place on the Planet 2017”, listed as the “Most Beautiful County in Ireland” by the popular website “Ireland Before You Die”, winner in the ‘Ireland’s Hidden Gem’ category in the inaugural Irish Independent 2017 Reader Travel Awards and the exposure from the filming of Star Wars at Malin Head to name but a few!This certainly peaked the interest of attendees at the event and many have put Donegal top of their list of holiday destinations. Donegal Tourism Ltd and partners would like to extend gratitude to all of the businesses who donated prizes.These competitions have provided an extensive customer database that will be contacted on a regular basis with news and information about holidays in County Donegal.“It is going to be a bumper year for tourism in Donegal!”Donegal to expect “bumper year for tourism” was last modified: February 4th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:donegaldonegal tourism ltddublin holiday world exhibitiontourismlast_img read more

Climate change meeting planned for next week

first_imgComing on the heels of serious flooding along Lake Erie and the Thames River this year and last, a public meeting concerning climate change is slated for the Chatham-Kent Civic Centre this Tuesday.Chatham-Kent Community Development and the community development advisory committee are hosting the event to discuss the initial stages of a climate change action plan.It will take place at 5 p.m. in Room 212 of the Civic Centre.The meeting will include a presentation from municipal representatives and a discussion on the draft plan’s terms of reference.“After council voted unanimously to declare a climate change emergency in our community earlier this year, it was essential for our team to come up with a plan of attack on how to best move forward,” said Wallaceburg Coun. Aaron Hall in a release on Thursday.“It is equally important for our team to hear from the public and gather feedback, which is why we are launching an area on the Let’s Talk Chatham-Kent website. Every corner of Chatham-Kent has been impacted to some degree by weather events in the recent past.”The terms of reference will also outline the approach to public engagement.Hall said receiving feedback and personal stories will be valuable to municipal staff, the committee and council, given the “multiple flood warnings along the Sydenham and Thames rivers, high waters in Mitchell’s Bay and of course the challenging situation our residents along Lake Erie are facing on a daily basis.”The action plan will include consultation with elected officials, climate change experts, municipal staff, property owners, businesses, public partners and residents.“Chatham-Kent needs to understand what measures we need to take in order to adapt to climate change,” said John Norton, general manager of community development, in the release. “The Municipality of Chatham-Kent must also look to do its part in the global effort to try and mitigate the effects of climate change.”For further details on the meeting and the project, visit www.letstalkchatham-kent.ca.tterfloth@postmedia.comTwitter.com/DailyNewsTTlast_img read more

What’s it Like Walking into Galaxy’s Edge Today?

first_imgWe will have more coverage all day on our social media channels and here on the TouringPlans blog. Got questions? Curious about anything? Let us know. Share This!We’ve got pictures rolling in from inside Galaxy’s Edge. And although crowds are pretty brisk, it’s still a feast for the eyes. By far, Oga’s Cantina is the hot ticket–it filled to capacity almost immediately at opening. The hot photo of was trying to take every possible angle of the Millennium Falcon. For Star Wars fans, this is a dream come true, and since a picture tells a thousand words, here’s a small novel.last_img

Harbinger Buys 10% of Palm

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … curt hopkins As we mentioned a few days back, the iPhone and Android aren’t the only game in town when it comes to handheld devices. Twitter for Blackberry was released on last Thursday and today comes news that Harbinger Capital has purchased almost 10% of Palm’s stock. The news might not be as good as it seems, however. Palm’s SEC disclosure indicates Harbinger, a New York-based private hedge fund, has purchased 16 million shares of Palm common stock. This purchase totals “9.48% (of total Palm stock) based on 168,755,045 shares outstanding as of March 26, 2010.”Because it was a common stock purchase, it does not come with voting rights, and the purchase did not have a significant effect on Palm stock, which was up 3.1% at the end of trading. Palm has reportedly secured Goldman Sachs in order to lure a buyer for the struggling company. Tags:#mobile#web Related Posts center_img The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

Google: Alphabet Restructuring Won’t Affect Developers

first_imgadriana lee How AI is Learning to Play with Words Tags:#Alphabet#Android#developers#Google These Mistakes Can Derail a Legacy Software Con… Related Posts center_img Why Your Company’s Tech Transformation Starts W… Leveraging Big Data that Data Websites Should T… Google surprised everyone Monday with fundamental changes to its organizational DNA, putting a new holding company, Alphabet, above a newly fashioned Google Inc. and other subsidiaries for its Google X “moonshots” lab and ventures arm. Days later, the world is still trying to make sense of it.As similarly dubbed businesses the world over consult their attorneys, or tighten their grips on company Website addresses, Silicon Valley got busy swinging the spotlight onto Sundar Pichai, the Google product chief turned Google Inc. CEO. The thoughtful, even demure executive may not be well-known to mainstream audiences—certainly not to the level of Steve Jobs or other business executive superstars—but he’s apparently poised to become technology’s next high-profile rock god. See also: How Google’s Vulkan Can Make Android Games Apps Faster And More PowerfulThe dial on Alphabet mania seems to be turned up to “high.” There are, however, realities on the ground to consider. Developers—a crucial constituency to Google, who both serve to popularize its platforms and engage in often-profitable business with it—may wonder how the changes affect them. After all, they are the contributors who build on their technologies, fill its app stores, and champion its open-source projects. ReadWrite asked if the newly formed Alphabet or its newly fashioned Google Inc. subsidiary will change any developer processes or procedures following the reorganization. We also asked if developers should brace themselves for any new approaches to their development tools. A Google spokesperson offered a fast reassurance that nothing would change for developers—which may be both good news for some and disappointing for others. What The Different Bowls For This Alphabet Soup MeansSundar Pichai in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress 2015A company representative emailed ReadWrite, stating “Google Play/Android developers will see absolutely no changes in their day-to-day relationship with Google.” In other words, business as usual, at least for now. Apart from topping most Silicon Valley address books, the new holding company merely ladled its divisions into bowls, each of which holds different ingredients of the Alphabet soup. Google Inc. will govern the technologies most people are familiar with—namely the tech giant’s search engine, Android software, Chrome projects, maps and Web services, including Google+, Hangouts and other consumer-facing efforts. Sending Internet access into the sky via balloons, putting driverless cars on the road and other projects, including those pursued by its venture arm, will come from other subsidiaries under the Alphabet umbrella. See also: Sundar Pichai: Here’s How You Ought To Think About GoogleGoogle X projects have never been very open to outsiders. That won’t change with the new org chart—except that, since the division operates as its own subsidiary now, it will operate even further from the company’s more developer-friendly pursuits. Put another way, don’t hold your breath for a self-driving car API. It may come one day, but that likely won’t be soon. In another way, the change could be very liberating, says IDC analyst Tom Mainelli. As he explained to VentureBeat, “Nest and the rest gain more freedom to spend money, acquire other companies, etc. without having to try to explain how such costs are benefiting the core ad business when they clearly were not.”Nest acts as the heart of Google’s Brillo smart home initiative, and its chief, Tony Faddell, now heads the Google Glass project, which is expected to introduce a second-generation version of the connected eyewear. Google has always made deep investments in new technologies, research, and developer outreach. If these and other initiatives keep their pursestrings, but rid the sticky restrictions, then what comes next could wind up looking pretty appetizing. Soup photos by Scott Veg and Till Westmayer; Sundar Pichai photo by Adriana Lee for ReadWritelast_img read more

New release of Intel® vPro(tm) Packet Decoder Available for Download

first_imgToday we are announcing version 1.0.5.4 of the packet decoder. This version includes some minor bug fixes as well as two important enhancements:+ Prerelease* support for Intel® AMT Versions 4 & 5+ Results search & sort+ Logging*Due to hardware availability, not all constructs have been testedThese enhancements are in direct response to user requests. Here’s a 5 minute movie on the tool.We are currently reviewing other user’s feedback to determine what the next update will contain and when it will be available. Stay tuned.DOPD Software Engineering Teamlast_img

Women best men in STEM faculty hiring study

first_imgA woman applying for a tenure-track faculty position in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) at a U.S. university is twice as likely to be hired as an equally qualified man, if both candidates are highly qualified, according to a new study.The results run counter to widely held perceptions and suggest that this is a good time for women to be pursuing academic careers. Some observers, however, say that the study—which involved actual faculty members rating hypothetical candidates—may not be relevant to real-world hiring. And they worry the results may leave the incorrect impression that universities have achieved gender parity in STEM fields.Still, the “important” results will spark “a lot of discussion,” predicts psychologist Virginia Valian of Hunter College in New York City. “It will definitely make people think more thoroughly and more subtly” about the issue.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)In previous research, the authors, psychologists Wendy Williams and Stephen Ceci of Cornell University, found that men and women generally fare equally well once they are hired into tenure-track positions (although some critics have challenged those findings). For this study, the researchers focused on the hiring phase. It “is a key juncture in understanding the problem of women’s underrepresentation” on STEM faculties, they wrote in an e-mail.To better understand hiring dynamics, the researchers invented three hypothetical candidates for an assistant professorship: an extremely well-qualified woman, an extremely well-qualified man, and a slightly less qualified man. Then, they wrote a job application summary for each candidate. It included a description of a search committee’s impression of the candidate, quotes from letters of recommendation, and an overall score for the candidate’s job talk and interview. In the last step, they asked 873 tenure-track faculty members from four fields, randomly selected from institutions across the United States, to rank the candidates. The group included an approximately equal number of men and women.Overall, raters in most fields were twice as likely to tag the woman as the best candidate, the researchers report online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The one exception was economics, where male raters showed a slight preference for the well-qualified male candidate.Williams and Ceci say they were shocked when they saw how much better the woman fared. And although they did not investigate the potential causes of the outcome, they suspect it may be due to some combination of successful training programs about gender and hiring, a growing belief that gender balance among STEM faculty is important, and the retirement of older faculty.The authors also investigated how a candidate’s marital and family status influenced ratings. They varied the description of the candidates, making them single or married, childless or parents. Some had working spouses, others did not. In general, these factors did not change the outcome.Again, however, there was one exception. Rating differences did arise when they described the female candidate as having had a child during graduate school. Male raters preferred a candidate who took a 1-year parental leave, whereas female raters preferred the one who did not take a leave.University of Mississippi, Oxford, business school management professor H. Kristl Davison found this result particularly intriguing. “I almost wonder if there’s a bit of paternalism going on” from the male raters, she says. “It also made me wonder if there’s a female bias present in terms of, ‘I struggled through grad school without taking leave; I think others should do so as well.’ ”Some worry that the study does not sufficiently take into account the many factors at play in hiring decisions. “My major concern is really the generalizability of this, whether what they found … would translate to the real world,” Davison says. “That’s the ultimate question.”Potential bias may arise even earlier in the hiring process, she and others note, before candidates even make it to the final selection round. Men and women can be perceived differently during preliminary interviews, for instance, based on personality traits that have nothing to do with their qualifications or potential for success. The new study, however, focuses only on “a very specific and late point in the game,” Valian says. “We need to understand the subtleties of evaluation at each stage in the process. Right now we have fragments of data that tell us about different parts of the process, but we don’t have a good picture of how it all fits together.”Others object to the authors’ assertion that men and women fare the same after hiring. “I think it’s fair to say that the women who have run the gauntlet and gotten advanced STEM degrees will find the labor market quite welcoming if they choose to seek employment in academic STEM jobs,” writes Jennifer Glass, a sociologist at the University of Texas, Austin, in an e-mail. “What happens once they are there is another matter entirely.” She says studies suggest that women still have higher attrition rates in some STEM careers.Despite apparent good news in the findings, “I think it’s too soon to say, ‘OK, problem solved,’ ” Valian says. “We haven’t solved the problem of underrepresentation of women in the sciences,” she says, “and I wouldn’t want people to think that this paper demonstrates that we have solved it.”last_img read more

Southern Africa’s AIDS epidemic takes nosedive

first_imgUntil now, the most authoritative estimates of HIV infection rates, or incidence, and prevalence have come from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in Geneva, Switzerland. Those are based on mathematical models that largely extrapolate from clinics and nonrandomized surveys conducted by countries. The more rigorous PHIA approach “largely confirms” the UNAIDS estimates, says epidemiologist Peter Ghys, who directs strategic information and evaluation there. The most notable exception is PHIA found an incidence of 0.45 in Zimbabwe in 2016, which is almost half the 0.88 reported by UNAIDS in 2015. (The PHIA assessed adults between 15 and 64 years of age, whereas UNAIDS estimates are for 15- to 49-year-olds.)More important, PEPFAR’s Birx notes that PEPFAR’s own data from sites it supports led them to believe that more than 20% of the people who started treatment were not sticking with it. “We were misled at the program level about retention,” Birx says. The PHIA data’s high level of viral suppression—which UNAIDS does not track—suggests that instead, “people were moving from one clinic to another and it looked like they were lost to follow-up.” She says this suggests that people adhere to treatment more than previously thought. “These programs and the people implementing them have done an extraordinary job of working with the community and the individual clients,” Birx says.The PHIA also has regional data that will enable countries to better target interventions in places where they are not working well. “We know which regions have viral suppression and how many positive people were aware of their status, so the countries will now know where to test more people and where they have to achieve better viral suppression,” ICAP’s El-Sadr says. “The level of interest in the ministries of health is profound.”On a grander scale, the new data show that each of these three countries is approaching the UNAIDS goal to control HIV/AIDS epidemics, which is known as 90-90-90. UNAIDS modeling shows that epidemics will peter out if 90% of infected people know their HIV status, 90% of that group receive antiretrovirals, and 90% on treatment have undetectable viral levels. This translates to 73% of HIV-infected people in a population with undetectable viral levels—including those who don’t know their status and have uncontrolled infections. In the United States, only about 30% of HIV-infected people have achieved this. The PHIA found that Malawi already is at 67.6%, Zimbabwe is 60.4%, and Zambia is 59.8%. “We’re getting very close to the number that shuts down epidemics,” Birx says. Today is World AIDS Day, and three neighboring countries in southern Africa that have been hard-hit by HIV received remarkably good news.As part of a massive, first-of-its-kind survey, researchers randomly visited households in Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe and tested about 80,000 people for HIV. In each country, more than 86% of the people receiving antiretroviral treatment had fully suppressed HIV, which means viral levels are so low they are not detectable on standard blood tests. This not only staves off AIDS, but makes it highly unlikely that they will infect others. The rate of new infections has also plummeted by more than 50% in the region since 2003. “We were amazed when we saw this,” says Wafaa El-Sadr, an epidemiologist who heads an international health-strengthening program called ICAP at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, which led the survey. “It’s really a credit to these countries—and they’re not the world’s richest places.”The three countries since 2004 collectively have received nearly $4 billion from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which gave ICAP $125 million to conduct what are known as population-based HIV impact assessments (PHIAs) in 12 sub-Saharan African countries and Haiti. The aim is to help the countries and PEPFAR better target prevention and treatment efforts. The preliminary findings announced today are the first data reported from these assessments. “It’s pretty doggone amazing,” says Deborah Birx, who heads PEPFAR in Washington, D.C. “This really shows us why it’s so important to get community level survey data.”Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

Friends and neighbours of Sanjeev Khanna shocked over his arrest

first_imgThe friends and neighbours of Sanjeev Khanna, the second husband of Indrani Mukerjea and now an accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, are in shock. The question remains how an apparently soft-spoken man like him can get involved in such a heinous crime.Suchi Kler, an old family friend of Sanjeev, told Mail Today: “Though it is really difficult for us to believe that he was involved in the murder. But the turn of events at least confirm that he was, either directly or indirectly, involved in the crime. I am sure the truth will prevail shortly.”According to Kler, wife of retired Indian Air Force wing commander Deejay Kler, Sanjeev came from a very good family. He lost his father at a very tender age and was raised by his mother who now stays with Sanjeev’s maternal uncles in Kolkata.”I read newspaper reports that he was going through a bad financial condition. But let me tell you, Sanjeev may not be a very successful businessman but we never saw him in an economically tattered state. He was a divorcee with no family liabilities as such. His only daughter was also adopted by Indrani’s present husband Peter.”Sanjeev came close to Deejay Kler and Suchi when the couple had formed Mayo Old Boys Association, an alumnae association of Ajmer’s Mayo College (Kolkata chapter). Being a former student of Mayo College, Sanjeev soon became an active member in the group and became its secretary too.”He was a very active member of the association,” she said, adding that his arrest was an “upsetting affair” for the Kler family.advertisementTalking about Sanjeev’s conjugal life, she said Indrani was apparently quite friendly and more clubbing-like lady in her real life. But she was ferociously ambitious. When they were married, Indrani used to run a placement agency and Sanjeev had something like a credit card selling business.”They had a daughter, Vidhie. As far as I know, the daughter never came to Kolkata after their separation in 2001,” Kler said.Sanjeev did not marry a second time. But he was reportedly dating a lady (also a divorcee with a child). The woman visited Alipur police station after the Sanjeev’s arrest.Sources said Kolkata-based businessman Ajay Rawla had bought a property at Budge Budge in Kolkata’s adjoining South 24-Parganas district. He purchased a heritage property and converted it into a residential hotel.An ardent fan of horse races and member of the Kalinga Motor Sports Club, Sanjeev used to work as a consultant to the property development project of Rawla and looked after a restaurant business, 1658 Bar and Kitchen, in Chowringhee.According to his friends, the Sheena Bora murder accused was a “happy-go-lucky” man and quite a known face in Kolkata’s party circuit. He was also a member of Calcutta Cricket and Football Club.last_img read more