first_imgBhopal, Oct 13 (PTI) Automobile major Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (M&M) today launched a new model of its sports utility vehicle KUV100.The updated version, KUV100 NXT, is packed with 40 new features, the company said.”The KUV100 NXT has created a new category within the SUV segment in the price range of Rs 4.5-7.5 lakh. We have managed to successfully launch the new model within 21 months (of launch of KUV100) after seeking feedback from various quarters,” the companys senior general manager, sales, Deepak Kapoor told reporters here.Available in five variants, the SUV comes with 40 new features, including hi-tech ones like touchscreen infotainment system with GPS navigation and new driver information system with voice alert, among others.The company has sold 60,000 units of KUV100 across the country, including 3,000 in Madhya Pradesh, since its launch in January 2016, Kapoor said.The car is available in eight colours and has both diesel and petrol options, he added.The company commands 41 per cent market share in the SUV segment in the state, Kapoor added. PTI MAS ADU RSY RDSlast_img read more

first_img Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement OK, we know kid actor Jacob Tremblay is adorable, but is he the real deal? The Vancouver star follows up his breakout role in the captive thriller Room with this quirky family adventure tale, in which he plays an American eight-year-old who believes he is actually a Mongolian goat herder. The Alberta-shot film co-stars Vera Farmiga and was written and directed by Jordan Roberts, whose heartfelt scripts include the animated Big Hero 6 and the documentary March of the Penguins. It begins screening in late November.ChristineNo, it’s not a remake of Stephen King’s killer-car flick, but this biographical take on Christine Chubbuck — a local news reporter who committed suicide on live television in the 1970s — is sure to give you chills in its own way. Lead actress Rebecca Hall is already generating Oscar buzz for her sympathetic portrayal of Chubbuck as a talented young woman who struggled to advance in the workplace, but wound up making history for how she shocked viewers.La La LandAs TIFF director Piers Handling aptly put it, “Ryan Gosling singing and dancing — does it get any better?” The Oscar-nominated pride of London, Ont., puts his Mickey Mouse Club-honed vocals to the test alongside his Crazy, Stupid, Love co-star Emma Stone in this dreamy musical by Whiplash filmmaker Damien Chazelle. She plays a fledgling actor while he plays a jazz musician in Los Angeles. Reviews from Venice indicate the love story could sashay straight to the Oscars. The film will hit screens during the prime pre-Christmas season. Twitter It’s time to gorge on popcorn and chase the Oscar buzz, cinephiles. The Toronto International Film Festival, known as a hub for Academy Award-worthy titles, kicks off Thursday with nearly 400 films screening over 11 days. Here are some movies that are hotly anticipated among Canadian Press reporters, with expected release dates after TIFF (if known).American PastoralFor his directorial debut, actor Ewan McGregor took on a biggie: An adaptation of Philip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. McGregor also stars in the 1960s-set crime-drama, as a father whose seemingly ideal family is torn apart when his teenage daughter, played by Dakota Fanning, joins a violent movement against the Vietnam War. The cast also includes Jennifer Connelly, Uzo Aduba, and Molly Parker of Maple Ridge, B.C. It’s coming to theatres in October.ArrivalThis star-packed alien invasion tale promises to offer more than just otherworldly thrills with Oscar-nominated director Denis Villeneuve at the helm. The Quebec auteur behind Sicario, Prisoners and the upcoming Blade Runner sequel is known for balancing taut, cerebral explorations with slow-burning tension, so expectations are high for this sci-fi outing. Amy Adams stars as a linguist recruited by the U.S. government to communicate with aliens and avert possible disaster. Adams is expected to walk the TIFF red carpet with co-star Jeremy Renner after premiering the film in Venice where early reviews are already, ahem, stellar. Arrival opens in theatres in November.Burn Your Maps Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img May 31, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 5:24 PM City leaders announce proposed restrictions on foam containers Ed Lenderman, center_img 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 (CNS) – City Councilman Chris Ward today introduced a proposal to ban products made with Styrofoam, or expanded polystyrene, in San Diego, citing adverse effects on local waterways and the coastline.The proposal would restrict the sale and distribution of food service wares, fish and meat trays, egg cartons, coolers and beach toys made with expanded polystyrene, also called EPS. Take-out food containers made with the plastic foam would also become restricted.EPS threatens the health of San Diegans, wildlife and critical industries, Ward said at a news conference, where he was flanked by City Councilwoman Barbara Bry, environmental advocates and business leaders.“It’s time San Diego joins over a hundred cities throughout California that have already banned these harmful environmental pollutants and moves forward toward a more sustainable future,” he said.EPS doesn’t biodegrade for hundreds of years. Instead, it “photodegrades,” breaking down into small pieces that marine wildlife mistake for food.The material is one of the most abundant forms of marine and terrestrial litter.“Our growing reliance on disposable plastic to fuel our `culture of convenience’ is not without cost. Globally, an average of eight million tons of plastic ends up in the ocean,” said Roger Kube, a policy adviser with the 5 Gyres Institute. “Once there, sunlight and currents shred plastic debris into smaller particles called microplastics, which absorb and concentrate toxic chemicals up the marine food chain and into our bodies. From plankton to fish, and to humans that eat seafood, plastic pollution is changing the very chemistry of life.”Volunteers with the Surfrider Foundation collected 12,575 pieces of EPS-related waste from local beaches in 2017, according to Michael Torti, executive committee chair of the environmental advocacy nonprofit’s San Diego chapter.The ordinance introduced Thursday would mandate the city’s Environmental Services Department to provide a list of safe and affordable alternatives to EPS products. Staff would also develop a process to phase implementation of new rules to limit the impact on small businesses.In a formal memo, Ward requested the City Council’s Rules Committee consider his proposed ordinance. Posted: May 31, 2018 Ed Lenderman last_img

first_imgJust about an hour away from the Capital in Manesar, far from the hustle bustle of the city, in the midst of nature, is the chance to get away from it all, kicking off with the First Prelude of the Escape Festival – Escape Retreats (Prelude I).This edition is a precursor to the main Escape Festival, which takes place annually at Naukuchiatal and has made a name for itself as a space, which celebrates an alternate culture.Escape Retreats will feature artistes from various genres of music with performances across Saturday evening. The idea of Escape Retreats is to bring weekend retreats for people within the precincts of the city and recreate the overall experience and ambience of the main festival. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The highlight of Escape Retreats (Prelude I) is the carefully handpicked musical line-up which leads you through a magical evening under the stars with various genres of music. The first set includes some good old classic rock along with some African fusion music and foot pumping Jazz funk music, while the second set will be more of Electronica.The aim is to bring together established and upcoming artistes in a unique space where the music changes across the course of an electric evening. The musical line-up includes well known names from Delhi like Grey Area, White Wizard, an electronic act from the city; while there is also an interesting band like Chalo Africa, a band which plays an eclectic rendition of Congolese music styles, western classical music, as well as Salsa Reggae and R & B. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe two electronic acts from Goa up the ante and the tempo of the evening. JJJ brings cutting edge no nonsense dance music, while Giuseppe is a pioneer in electronic psychedelic trance.The Escape Festival started in May 2009 when a few musicians and like-minded people decided to get away from New Delhi for a few days. They chose a picturesque resort at Naukuchiatal, at the foothills of The Himalayas which became their Escape. Escape, has grown since then to become one of India’s foremost outdoor and first camping festival.last_img read more

first_imgAiming to achieve excellence in skill development, cleanliness, women empowerment, and to encourage the development of soft skills for the underprivileged children of the society, ‘Le Rythme’ will conduct its 10th Annual Cultural Festival “Meri Maa”. The event will be held on December 23 and 24 at Mela Ground, C R Park, New Delhi where the students will perform along with the legends of India.Renowned playback singer and founder of ‘Le Rythme’, Rini Mukherjee said, “Le Rythme is going to organize a magnificent event where Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Pandit Ronu Mazumder, Pandit Kumar Bose, Pandit Rajendra Prasanna, Drums Sivamani, Babul Supriyo, myself and students of Rythme School of Music are going to perform. This will enable us to encourage the younger generation thereby inculcating the rich cultural heritage of our motherland in them.” Also Read – Add new books to your shelfIn past 10 years, ‘Le Rythme’ has witnessed performances by legends of Indian music and other renowned personalities like Pandit Birju Maharaj, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pandit Rajan-Shajan Mishra, Pandit Kumar Bose and Pandit Rajendra Prasanna. ‘Le Rythme’ conducts best in class cultural events and provides excellent platforms and opportunities to its students including vast underprivileged children so as to showcase their skills and get necessary exposures. To have a healthy and powerful society, it also conducts regular yoga and self-defence classes for different age groups for free. Rini Mukherjee along with 17 renowned faculty members continuously trains the students to develop their soft skills in art and music. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveRajib Mukhapadhyay, secretary of the trust mentioned, “We need to continuously upgrade the underprivileged class of the society through skill development programme for their self-reliance so that eventually they become the real contributor to the society. Education in any form is indispensable to build a strong society. Music acts as a therapy. This unique form of education can even support the physically and mentally challenged students to grow and showcase their talents.”‘Le rythme’ is being organised under the directions of Rini Mukherjee. She is a versatile playback singer who has mesmerized the audience across the globe.last_img read more