Taller buildings for Grace Bay to Turtle Cove approved at Cabinet

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Oct 2015 – There is rapid movement by the PNP Administration to see taller developments come for specified areas of Providenciales. A post Cabinet report reveals that now there be will be designated zones because there was approval for the measure proposed by the Planning Department in that Thursday meeting. Despite some strong objections to create a ‘Miami Beach’ type feel within the islands, the government is going forward with plans to allow developments as high as 12 storeys to be built within the perimeters of the law. It was explained in the debriefing minutes from the Governor’s Office that, there is approval for “construction of new developments up to 12 storeys on specified tourism-related coastal parcels on Grace Bay, the Bight and Turtle Cove starting from Emerald Point to Third Turtle..” Planning has been instructed to make amendments the TCI Development Manual accordingly. It was also revealed that Government Ministers have asked Planning to “prepare zoning proposals for North West Point East on Provo in time for the next Cabinet meeting. Cabinet Ministers get to spend more, CFO stays on the job TCI to renew Storm & Flood insurance Cabinet Report by Premier, His Excellency present. Related Items:approved, cabinet, grace bay, miami beach, planning department, taller buildings, turtle cove Recommended for youlast_img read more

Mamata Banerjee urges people to curb plastic pollution

first_imgKolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today urged people to curb plastic pollution on the occasion of World Environment Day. “Today is World Environment Day. Following this year’s theme, let us pledge to beat plastic pollution. Let us pledge to make every day #WorldEnvironmentDay,” the CM tweeted this morning.India is the global host of 2018 World Environment Day celebrations. With “Beat Plastic Pollution” as the theme for this year’s edition, countries would be coming together to combat this particular environment concern. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) today organised a programme at its headquarters on this occasion.Speaking at the programme, Kalyan Rudra, the chairman of WBPCB, said people need to take “constructive steps” to end the menace of plastic pollution.”We must refrain from burning plastic openly. Also, people should stop littering plastic waste on roads, water bodies and sea beaches. Whenever you use plastic carry bags, ensure that the thickness is more than 50 microns,” he said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedRudra also advocated segregation of plastic waste at source.”Local authorities, be it urban or rural, should provide bins for dropping recyclable waste,” he said, adding that pollution board was coordinating with several civic bodies in south Bengal on this issue.As per the 2015 Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) report, 3670 tonne of solid waste was generated in Kolkata every day, of which 425.72 tonne happened to be plastic waste, Rudra told reporters.”We must stop using disposable plastic bags (below 50 microns),” he said.At Alliance Francaise du Bengale, a paper-bag making workshop was arranged this morning for people of different age groups.”The workshop was aimed at making people aware of eco-friendly products,” a spokesman at the centre said.last_img read more

Alia keen to learn from SRK

first_imgBollywood actor Alia Bhatt, who would be seen alongside Shah Rukh Khan in Karan Johar’s upcoming film, says working with the superstar would be a great learning opportunity for her.Johar has announced his next home production with Alia and SRK to be helmed by Gauri Shinde of English Vinglish fame.It is not clear yet if SRK and Alia would be romantically paired opposite each other in the film. The 22-year-old actor is very excited to share space with the ‘Om Shanti Om’ star. ‘I am very excited to be working with him (Shah Rukh Khan). He is the biggest superstar. It is a dream come true moment,’ Alia told a media person. Also Read – A fresh blend of fame“He is one of the best and respectable actors in the industry. I would get so much to learn from him. It is a great learning opportunity for me,’ she said. The pressure comes with every film. As actors we need to do our best… impress the audience as they are the king.We need to justify their faith and give our best,’ the Highway actor said.‘It is too early to talk about the concept of the film,’ she added. Reportedly, the Student of the Year actor has begun shooting for Gauri Khan’s film while Shah Rukh is busy with Dilwale. On this Alia says, ‘The details would be given out soon.’ Alia is also looking forward to the release of Shaandaar in which she is paired opposite Shahid Kapoor.last_img read more

PadMan Challenge Stupid trend or breaking taboos

first_imgThe Pad Man promotions have seen at least over a 30 film celebrities posing with an open sanitary napkin as part of the #PadManChallenge to convey there’s nothing to be “ashamed” about something as “natural” as menstruation. But is it actually helping in breaking taboos surrounding the subject, or is it just another marketing gimmick? It’s Valentine’s Day week, but more than the Rose Day, Chocolate Day and the likes, it’s the #PadManChallenge that has taken social media by storm. The challenge comes close on the heels of the release of Pad Man. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAmong the initial challengers was Akshay’s wife and author Twinkle Khanna. Holding a sanitary napkin high with her hands in a photo, she tweeted: “Yes, that’s a pad in my hand and there’s nothing to be ashamed about. It’s natural! Period. #PadManChallenge. Copy, paste this and challenge your friends to take a photo with a pad! Here I am challenging Aamir Khan, Shabana Azmi, Harsh Goenka.” They obliged.Soon, the digital platforms were flooded with photographs featuring Bollywood celebrities like Aamir Khan, Deepika Padukone, Karan Johar, Katrina Kaif, Akshay Kumar, Tiger Shroff, Riteish Deshmukh, Mahesh Bhatt, Ali Abbas Zafar, Purab Kohli, Neil Bhoopalam, Homi Adajania, Bhumi Pednekar, Vaani Kapoor, Atul Kasbekar, Amit Trivedi, Diana Penty, Huma Qureshi, Aditi Rao Hydari, Swara Bhasker, Dia Mirza, Ayushmann Khurrana, Arjun Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Anushka Sharma, Sophie Choudry, Sonam Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Anil Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao and Radhika Apte holding open pads in hands. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveAn empowering move?Comedienne Supriya Joshi doesn’t think so. “Hi guys, something amazing happened this morning. I got my period. As many of you know, I have PCOS, so to get your period is such an amazing feeling. I immediately ran to my sanitary napkin stash, but found I had run out of them.”She quipped via a social media post: “Instead, I saw my mom, dad, grandmother and my building’s secretary posing with them and taking pictures. I asked them what they are doing with my pads, and they said, ‘Shut up silly girl, we’re taking part in a movement that will change the course of history. We’re going to make periods a taboo a thing of the past! The Padman Challenge will empower women! Don’t forget to use the hashtag otherwise you’re not empowering anybody. “I felt so empowered and inspired and I wanted to do the challenge too, but at this time everyone had thrown away the opened pads and I continued to bleed through my clothing.”She took her own challenge by posting an image in which she holds up a notepad that reads: “Don’t waste sanitary napkins on stupid marketing gimmicks. Trust me guys it’s the best feeling to not have access to pads when you’re bleeding and the Pad Man challenge is all that is needed to destigmatise a woman’s period. Kudos to champion of all causes Akshay Kumar and his amazing marketing team for championing this cause.”Her sarcasm didn’t end there as she concluded her message with: “Pads are just selfie accessories any way!”Comedienne Mallika Dua also poked fun at the #PadManChallenge.In a series of Instagram stories, she wrote: “Always remember. Each time you feel weak, each time you feel lesser than your equals, each time you feel you’ve been made to feel lesser for no reason and that the fight has just about begun, when you feel society and the government have not given you your due, hold up a sanitary pad and post a picture of it on Instagram. You will feel empowered. So empowered. Bye.”One Twitter user wrote: “Sonam Kapoor is against her own film’s marketing gimmick. Hahahaa. PadManChallenge.” The user shared a tweet that was liked by Sonam. It read: “Cute how Bollywood celebrities start doing stupid trends like #PadManChallenge but automatically lose their spine when asked to take stand on ‘Padmaavat or when Swara was being slut shamed. Such hypocrites!”A Facebook user tired of the challenge, suggested: “If you really want to do something, buy a packet of pads and give it to someone who can not afford it. That will be the real #padmanchallenge.”Akshay has maintained that the film has sparked discussions about the subject, and “there will be a day when it will change”.Miss World Organisation CEO Julia Morley is here as part of a world tour led by Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar.”We should know that it’s no use when we can do a lot of talking and we don’t have the action. That’s what scares me. One has to put your money where your mouth is, and make sure it continues,” she said.last_img read more