State to launch start-up yatra to pick from rural ecosystem

first_imgThe Maharashtra government will tap into the vibrancy of the start-up ecosystem by launching a yatra to search for future entrepreneurs and unicorns in rural areas.Backward regionsThe month-long start-up yatra will be flagged off by the Minister of Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu and cover as many as 14 districts of Maharashtra, especially in the backwards regions of Vidarbha and Marathwada, officials said.A contingent of industrialists, bankers and investors will depart from Mumbai on October 3 and complete the month-long journey in the first week of November. “During the period we will hold boot camps looking for ideas and talent in the rural start-up system. The conclusion would be a two-day incubator camp in Mumbai,” said a State official.Rural outreachSenior officials said the yatra aims to support a start-up culture in the region, and at the same time reach out to the hinterland to “pick up start-ups”.The contingent will include representatives from 24 start-ups which have been shortlisted earlier this year to collaborate with the government to implement innovative projects.The state has already signed Letters of Intent with 24 start-ups for work orders worth ₹15 lakh as part of the Maharashtra Start up Week where over 2,000 participants made a pitch for their innovations at the event. The shortlisted start-ups are collaborating with the government over the next few months and work closely in areas such as infrastructure, healthcare, defence and the environment.As part of the State’s start-up policy, the rural outreach has been in the planning stage for a while, Minister for Labour and Skill Development Sambhaji Patil-Nilangekar said the most exciting part of the start-up week was, 18 of the 24 shortlisted firms are based in the rural regions of Maharashtra, and areas outside bigger cities. “We now want this start-up ecosystem to spread even to the rural areas,” he said.last_img read more

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GRAMMY Museum Experience Opens In New Jersey

first_imgLatest edition to the esteemed GRAMMY Museum family opens its doors in Newark, N.J., honoring musical legacy through state-of-the-art exhibits Renée FabianGRAMMYs Oct 19, 2017 – 4:02 pm On Oct. 20 the GRAMMY Museum Experience at Prudential Center arena in Newark, N.J., will officially open its doors to the public, offering visitors an intimate look inside not only GRAMMY history but music history. GRAMMY Museum Experience Opens In New Jersey grammy-museum-experience-opens-new-jersey The GRAMMY Museum Experience features both traditional and interactive exhibits. Opening Museum exhibits include Ray Charles & The Raellettes, And The GRAMMY Goes To … and New Jersey Legends, featuring natives Bruce Springsteen, Frank Sinatra and Whitney Houston.For museum-goers interested in a behind-the-scenes look at how music gets made, they can join Springsteen’s E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg for a lesson or rapper Wyclef Jean for a recording session. The GRAMMY Experience will also be home to a variety of educational programs for students to learn more about music, their favorite artists and the industry.Joining sister Museums in Los Angeles, Cleveland, Miss., and Nashville, Tenn., Newark was chosen as the next GRAMMY Museum location because of its musical legacy as the home to artists such as Springsteen, Sinatra, Houston, Franki Valli, Queen Latifah, and Sarah Vaughan, among many others.”It had a tremendous musical legacy much like the Mississippi Delta, but it had been overlooked over much of the last half century,” GRAMMY Museum Founding Executive Director Bob Santelli said.The Museum will be officially open to the public on Oct 20, and tickets are available via Ticketmaster.Exhibit Spotlighting John Coltrane Headed To GRAMMY Museum NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 20, 2015 – 12:37 pm Whitney Houston Wins Album Of The Year GRAMMY Museum Experience Opens In New Jersey News Email Facebook Twitter last_img read more

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You Can Literally Play With Fire Thanks to This Hot New Gadget

first_img Sci-Fi fans: Here’s the irresistible invitation to play with fire you’ve been waiting for. Meet Pyro, literally the hottest wearable on the market right now. It’s a wrist-worn gadget that lets you shoot fireballs from your hand.We repeat: It lets you shoot balls of fire from your hand. Real, hot, dangerous — and dangerously magnificent — burning balls of fire. The kind Mom said never to play with.Related: A ‘Smart’ Belt Automatically Adjusts to Keep Your Pants UpStrapped onto your mere mortal wrist, Pyro blasts balls of fire up to 30-feet into the air, almost as awesomely as fire-bending Zuko on Avatar: The Last Airbender.Sound too cool to be true? Check out the highly stylized promotional video:You’d think this would go without saying, but, before you get too excited, you should know that Pyro is not a plaything. In the words of its inventor, veteran New Hampshire-based magician Adam Wilber: “This is not a toy. This is a badass professional device that allows you to launch fireballs from your open palm.” Indeed, pro illusionists are who this $174 wearable is specifically targeted to.The somewhat bulky Pyro wrist cuff (which looks a bit like a parolee anklet) contours to the underside of the brave wearer’s wrist. A notched fastener strap allows the unit to be tucked up your sleeve, while “keeping it out of the way of the flaming shots.” Oh, good.Related: Why This Entrepreneur Dreams of Living on MarsSimply push the matchbook-sized remote control trigger, held in your other hand and — boom — goodness, gracious, great balls of fire!Image credit: PyroYou can fire off four fireballs before reloading. How it works: Specially treated, highly flammable cotton and paper packs come with the Pyro wristband, which houses a quartet of individually triggered barrels. When the remote control trigger is activated, the cotton and paper come into contact with a heated “glowplug” inside of the device, igniting them. Pressing the remote a second time shoots the fireballs out, one by one.Pyro fireball blasters are available for purchase (for those 18 and older) over at Ellusionist, an online magic supply retailer.  Now what was that you said, Mom, about not playing with fire?Image credit: PyroRelated: Look Ma, No Hands: Drones You Can Pilot With Your Mind 3 min read Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now March 12, 2015center_img This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

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Book an Intrepid trip with just 1 dollar deposit

first_imgBook an Intrepid trip with just $1 dollar deposit Posted by Share Travelweek Group TORONTO — Intrepid Travel is dishing out dollar deposits on over 1,000 of its trips.Valid on a wide range of sustainable, experience-rich adventures around the world, the $1 deposit must be paid before Feb. 15, 2019 for travel before Dec. 14, 2019.Dollar deposits apply to trips in Asia, Africa, Central America, South America, the Middle East, Europe, Australia & Oceania, and North America.Intrepid Travel is considered the world’s largest adventure travel company, offering everything from treks to Kilimanjaro and meet and greets with Berber nomads in Morocco, to fascinating visits to Jaffna, Sri Lanka, a destination that’s been off limits to travellers for 30 years.For more information go to https://www.intrepidtravel.com/ca/dollardeposits.center_img Friday, January 11, 2019 Tags: Deals, Intrepid Travel << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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Sky in Germany has signed a new deal with satellit

first_imgSky in Germany has signed a new deal with satellite operator SES, leasing more capacity on Astra at 19.2 degrees East for Ultra High Definition (UHD) broadcasts.Sky Deutschland’s chief officer of legal, regulatory affairs and distribution, Holger Ensslin, said that Sky has been investing in HD as part of its commitment to innovation.“The agreement with SES gives us planning security in terms of capacity so that we can continue to develop Ultra HD and get it ready for the market,” he claimed.Although Sky Deutschland has not formally announced plans for a dedicated UHD channel, its head of innovation and strategy, Stephan Heimbecher, said at a conference in London earlier this year that it could launch a 4K TV service in Germany at the end of this year or the beginning of next.Sky in Germany has run several Ultra HD tests since 2012. A spokesperson for the company told DTVE that it will continue to do so with a goal of “moving forward step-by-step to bring Ultra HD to the consumers.”So far, Sky’s UHD trials have focused around live productions around sports and concerts – including this year’s Champions League final. A Sky spokesperson said these types of broadcast offer the “biggest value for the viewers.”last_img read more

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Lifetime is launching as a freetoair channel in

first_imgLifetime is launching as a free-to-air channel in Turkey at the end of next month.The A+E Networks female-skewing service will be run locally as a joint venture with MCD Medya. Fox Media will handle ad sales for the new service.A+E said the new net will be programmed with shows from the US and international Lifetime services as well as local programming. The Turkish content line-up will include a daily morning talk show, hosted by well-known local personality Özge Uzun.“The channel’s program schedule draws from a rich library of content and formats that are well-localized to match Turkish viewing habits,” said Oflaz Guvenkaya, president, MCD Medya.She added: “The live morning show aims to be informative, inspiring and interactive for female and male viewers alike. Lifetime will be a pioneer in the Turkish market, filling a gap across the Free TV landscape from the viewers’ perspective and in the industry from the advertisers’ perspective.”A+E said the free-TV move would take it into almost 20 million Turkish TV homes.“Lifetime Turkey represents a key element of our growth strategy to extend A+E Networks’ portfolio across EMEA,” said Dean Possenniskie, managing director, EMEA, A+E Networks.He added: “The channel will collectively give us the ability to reach over 19 million households and deliver to advertisers a high-value, upscale audience with real scale.”Internationally, Lifetime is in 110 territories, and along with History and Crime + Investigation is one of the channel operator’s key nets.last_img read more

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