J-K Guv hails Bhanu for winning bronze in Wushu at Asiad

first_imgSrinagar,  Aug 23 (PTI) Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik today extended warm felicitations to son of the soil Surya Bhanu Pratap Singh for winning bronze medal in Wushu at the ongoing Asian Games in Jakarta.Bhanu Pratap Singh, a resident of Muthi in Jammu, registered an emphatic quarterfinal victory over his Philippines rival in the men’s 60-kg category on Tuesday in Indonesia. But he lost the semi-final bout against Erfan Ahangarian of Iran yesterday after suffering an injury.”We are really proud of his performance in the prestigious sporting event,” Governor said in his felicitation message.Governor also congratulated Kuldeep Handoo, another son of the soil and coach of the Indian Wushu contingent at the Asian Games. Wushu, a Chinese Kung-fu, is different from other combat sports as it is a mix of kick-boxing and wrestling.Meanwhile, K Vijay Kumar, Advisor to Governor, has also felicitated Bhanu for the emphatic victory.Advisor Kumar said Bhanu Pratap Singh would be adequately rewarded by the Governor’s Administration on his return from Jakarta for his splendid performance in the Asian Games.He said the administration is laying renewed focus on promoting sports in the state and in this regard a new Sports Policy is being formulated to institutionalize the sports culture in J&K. He said various incentives are being proposed to encourage grooming of professional sportspersons in the state. PTI MIJ RCJRCJlast_img read more

Tourist Board gearing up for Tourism Awareness Month

first_img Beaches puts former Premier on blast about controversial pier Bishop says peace & prosperity is everybody’s responsibility at Law Enforcers Church Service Related Items:KPMG, national tourism strategy, premier rufus ewing, tourism awareness month Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 03 Nov 2015 – Today the TCI Tourist Board will announce plans for the annual Tourism Awareness Month which among other things sees the naming of a new junior tourism minister. Premier Rufus Ewing earlier this year said that this month the results of the KPMG finding in its consultation on the National Tourism Strategy will be shared. News Break is a Magnetic Media production… join the Turks and Caicos Rugby Federation for Beach Rugby this Saturday November 7th at Ricky’s Flamingo Café. Complete with inflatable stadium, the action gets started at 11am. TCI: Savory favors investor residency status, heralds KPMG economic report, says Caicos link is economic lifeline Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

4 police officials promoted to DIG

first_imgFour senior police officials have been promoted to the rank of deputy inspector general (DIG), according to UNB.The public security division of the home ministry issued a notification on Thursday in this regard.The four promoted officers are additional commissioner (current charge) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Md Abdul Baten, its joint commissioner Imtiaj Ahmed, additional DIG of Police Bureau of Investigation (PIB) Md Mainul Hasan and additional DIG of Dhaka Range Md Abu Kalam Siddique.last_img read more

Tapping at same beat to bond globally

first_imgA team from the University of Exeter in Britain and Tokyo University of the Arts has found that songs from around the world tend to share features, including a strong rhythm.“The results help explain why humans make music, most common features seen in music around the world relate to things that allow people to coordinate their actions,” said Dr Thomas Currie from the University of Exeter. The study appeared in the journal PNAS. It suggests that the main function of music is to bring people together and bond social groups.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“It can be a kind of social glue,” he said. The team analysed 304 recordings of stylistically diverse music from across the world to reveal the common features. Although they found no absolute universals, they found dozens of statistical universals (features that were consistently present in a majority of songs across different world regions).These included features related to pitch and rhythm as well as social context and inter-relationships between musical features. The results showed that rhythms based on two or three beats were present in music from all regions sampled ­— North America, Central/South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania. The researchers combined a new way of classifying music with statistical analysis to reveal the features that are common to music from across the world.In the old days, western people believed that their scales were universal. Researchers have shown that despite its great surface diversity, most of the music throughout the world is actually constructed from very similar basic building blocks and performs very similar functions.last_img read more