German wellness product maker Beurer enters India

first_imgNew Delhi, Apr 5 (PTI) Germany-based health and well being firm Beurer GMBH today announced its foray into the Indian market with the launch of a variety of products, including blood pressure monitors and nebulisers. The company, which has operations in more than 100 countries, has tied up with various retail outlets for distribution of its products and has appointed HW International LLC Dubai as its distributor. “Our target is to first of all get recognised as a brand because so far nobody knows us in India. This will be our first step now to get recognised by our customers,” Beurer GMBH Export Director Bernd Lindner told PTI.Initially, Beurer GMBH plans to launch around 75 products out of its range of 400 items. “The target is to market all the Buerer products in India eventually but as of now we have shortlisted 60-75 products out of the 400 products,” he said. The company has started its marketing operations in Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Delhi and plans to expand further. When asked about investment in India, Linder said, “It is too early to comment about it as it depends on the supply chain”. The company is into manufacturing of blood pressure monitors, electric blankets, nebulisers, air purifiers, baby care and sports products, among others. On distribution of Beurer products in India, HW International LLC Dubai Director Sales Marketing Salil VS said the focus is to offer high quality products. “We have been analysing the Indian market for the last 8-9 years and found that many of the low quality items are coming from China without any quality check and has already penetrated this market,” he said. Salil further said: “We have to overcome the situation and introduce the quality products”. PTI PRJ RKL MRadvertisementlast_img read more

Stars Help Raise 12 Million For Charity With Cantor Fitzgerald And BGC

first_imgCantor Fitzgerald & Co., a leading global financial services firm, has announced that, together with its affiliate BGC Partners Inc., approximately $12 million was raised for charities globally at the companies’ annual Charity Day on Tuesday, September 11, 2012. Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC donate 100% of their global revenues on their annual Charity Day to the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund and more than 100 charities around the world.Originally established in commemoration of the 658 Cantor employees lost in the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, Charity Day has expanded to assist charitable causes worldwide. Since its inception, Charity Day has raised approximately $89 million globally. The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, created to assist family members of Cantor employees who perished on 9/11, has broadened its mission to provide aid to victims of terrorism, natural disaster and emergencies, and has raised and distributed over $250 million.“Charity Day is an integral part of who we are and a day on which we commemorate and honor our friends and colleagues who were lost on 9/11,” said Howard W. Lutnick, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P. “It is through the participation of our clients, employees, charities and guests that we are able to make this day into one that has a positive impact on those in need. I would like to thank everyone who continues to join us in memorializing the people we lost on that day by assisting charities around the world.”Shawn P. Matthews, Chief Executive Office of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., said, “We are extremely grateful to our clients and employees who helped us raise money for such worthy causes, and for the generous participation of our celebrity guests who graciously donate their time on this day. The impact that Charity Day has globally is remarkable, and we are proud to support so many deserving causes.”Celebrities representing several of the participating charities joined Cantor Fitzgerald’s New York trading floors including sports superstars Mariano Rivera from the New York Yankees, Henrik Lundqvist from the New York Rangers, Victor Cruz, Chris Canty and former teammate Tiki Barber from the New York Giants, Olympic gold medallists Ryan Lochte and Conor Dwyer, tennis great Venus Williams, professional skateboarder Tony Hawk, therapist Dr. Ruth, NBC Today Show anchor Natalie Morales, sportscaster Erin Andrews, actors Steve Buscemi, Edward Norton, Chris Noth and Michael J. Fox, former Mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, professional surfer Bethany Hamilton, models Kate Upton, Petra Nemcova and many others. For information about charities that participated in Charity Day, click here.In addition to the revenues donated on Charity Day, Edie Lutnick, Executive Director of The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, donates all proceeds from her book, An Unbroken Bond: The Untold Story of How the 658 Cantor Fitzgerald Families Faced the Tragedy of 9/11 and Beyond, to charities. For information on An Unbroken Bond, click here.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

Jamaica Customs Agency clarifies clearance procedures for containers

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Photo credit: Jamaica Observercenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKingston, Jamaica, December 27, 2016 – For many Jamaicans with relatives overseas, receiving a barrel with gifts is a common occurrence.  Though barrels are shipped to the island throughout the year, Jamaicans abroad and at home look forward to sending and receiving barrels at Christmas, which is the busiest period for the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA).Customs Manager for the JCA’s Operations Department, Alicia Christian-Scott, told JIS News that duration for processing and clearing barrels ranges from 30 minutes to one hour.   She explained that specific documents are required to facilitate this.   These include: shipping documents from agents; a national identification card; and a Taxpayer Registration Number (TRN).Ms. Christian-Scott informed that any person clearing a barrel on behalf of a party in whose name the container was shipped must have a written authorization from the individual, as well as a copy of their identification, certified by a Justice of the Peace (JP).   She said the processing fee is $2,500 plus General Consumption Tax (GCT), adding that the minimum duty applicable per shipment is $6,500. The customs officer said the sum of duty payable may vary and is contingent on the barrel’s contents.Ms. Christian-Scott explained that on arriving at customs area, persons should collect their documents from the shipping agent and pay the relevant handling and/or freight charges.   Thereafter, they should proceed to the warehouse where the barrels are stored, pay the relevant handling and storage fees and present the shipping documents to the security personnel on location.Ms. Christian-Scott said once the barrel is located, a customs officer will ask the client to open the container for examination.   The officer will evaluate the contents and, thereafter, direct the client to the customs cashier to pay the applicable duties and fees.  At this stage the release order, received earlier, should be presented to the warehouse operator who will issue a gate pass.  Persons should then proceed to the delivery area with this pass to collect their barrel, which then completes the process.Ms. Christian-Scott told JIS News that if a client receives an unaccompanied baggage clearance declaration (C27/Yellow form) form at the airport, they should present this along with their passport and TRN card to the customs officer at the warehouse.Ms. Christian-Scott said one of the main misconceptions in clearing containers was the belief that the JCA’s and shipping agent’s fees are one and the same.  “When they go to the shipping agent to collect their document and pay the relevant fees to the warehouse personnel, and when they come to customs and we apply the relevant charges after examining their shipment, there are a lot of persons who will tell us that they have already paid, not realizing that when you interface with customs you are required to pay a processing fee and any relevant duties that will be applicable to the item,” she outlined.Ms. Christian-Scott advised persons to ensure that prohibited or restricted items are not included in their barrels.  Prohibited items include: narcotics, indecent and obscene prints, paintings, photographs and cinematograph films, among others.   Restricted items are those requiring a special permit to be brought in. These include meats and plant material, among other items.last_img read more

Bigg Boss 12 enemies Dipika Kakar and Romil Chaudhary to play lovers

first_imgDipika Kakar and Romil Chaudhary of Bigg Boss 12 fameinstagramEven as Dipika Kakar, who won Bigg Boss 12, is in news to play the lead in Sandip Sikcand’s tentatively titled Paani Puri, reports of another Bigg Boss 12 contestant Romil Chaudhary being approached by the makers to play an important role is also doing the rounds.”The producers are in talks with him. It is highly probable that he will get on board. The makers are keen on him,” a source told Bollywood Life.Romil, who entered the reality show as a commoner, and Dipika never got along during their stint inside the Bigg Boss 12 house. So, when the news of Dipika and Romil coming together broke, it created waves among fans.And now, a SpotboyE report said that Romil is not only on board the show but will romance Dipika on screen. Shocked? Well, looks like fans of both Dipika and Romil will see the enemies turn lovers on screen soon. The show will also star Karan V Grover as one of the leads.Talking about the actress and Romil’s equation on Bigg Boss 12, the two couldn’t see eye to eye on the reality show. Dipika had even expressed her hatred towards the contestant in her winning interview.Coming to Sikcand’s show, before Dipika, Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya was approached to play the role. She had in fact agreed to come on board as at that time there were talks of Yeh Hai Mohabbatein going off air. However, Divyanka had to turn it down after her show got extended and Ekta Kapoor offered Divyanka her digital debut Cold Lassi And Chicken Masala.last_img read more

3G 4G services suspended again

first_img.The mobile phone operators were ordered on Saturday to stop 3G and 4G services ‘for the sake of state security and to prevent rumours’.The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) order comes a day before the country goes to polls.The services would be unavailable from 3:00pm Saturday to Sunday midnight, BTRC senior assistant director (Media) Jakir Hossain Khan told UNB.On Thursday, BTRC ordered suspension of 3G and 4G data services but later withdrew the directive after about 10 hours.last_img

Books restoring a legacy

first_imgThese are the times when photographs  are digital and they are saved in the latest gadgets and written works are coming in an e-book format. Film-maker and actor Aparna Sen released a book on  photography titled ‘IMAGES’ and politician Jaya Jaitly released a book on contemporary art titled ‘VOICES’ at the India Habitat Centre on Monday.Edited by art historian and curator Dr Alka Pande, the books produced under the aegis of India Habitat Centre were released to also celebrate the completion of 15 years of the Visual Arts Gallery, which has showcased and promoted some of the most seminal exhibitions over the last fifteen years. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The book ‘IMAGES’ features seven seminal essays on the evolution, growth and importance of the art of photography by names like Bandeep Singh, Robert Pledge, Nathalie Herschdorfer and Ashim Ghosh apart from featuring works of eleven photographers who have been past winners of the annual Habitat Photography award since 2003.The book ‘VOICES’ features twenty decisive essays on the Indian and world contemporary art by influential names like Nissar Allana, Jaya Jaitly, Alka Pande, Jonathan Faiers, Raj Liberhan, Diana Campbell Betancourt, Peter Nagy among others apart from featuring the top twenty exhibitions at Visual Arts Gallery over the last 15 years. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixAfter the book release, eminent photographer Bandeep Singh read out excerpts from IMAGES which was followed by a book reading from his book NO COUNTRY by author Kalyan Ray. Young photographers who have been the past winners of India Habitat Centre Photography Fellowship were then awarded by Raj Liberhan, former director, IHC.Rakesh Kacker (Director, India Habitat Centre), Alka Pande (curator), Dr Linus Von Castelmur (Ambassador of Switzerland to India and Bhutan), Aparna Sen (filmmaker and actor), Jaya Jaitly (politician), Kalyan Ray (author), Bandeep Singh (photographer), Aditya Arya (photographer), Sandeep Biswas (artist), Avinash Pasricha (photographer) with wife Kiran, Madhu Jain (columnist), Humra Querishi (columnist), Harinder Singh with wife Kirandeep Kaur (art patron) among others were present on the occasion.last_img read more

Timely police intervention saves two minors from rogue appcab driver

first_imgKolkata: Two minor girls were saved on time from being taken away by an app-cab driver, thanks to the prompt action of two traffic sergeants from Shyambazar Traffic Guard.The incident occurred on Wednesday evening near Shyambazar Seven Point crossing. Sources informed that two women from Rajasthan aged about 50 years were seen crying and screaming near R G Kar Road and Raja Dinendra Street crossing on Wednesday evening around 6:10 pm. On seeing them, on-duty traffic sergeant of Shyambazar Traffic Guard Kajal Das went to the ladies. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeOn enquiring, he was told that they had booked an app-cab from Shyambazar Seven Point crossing for Mechhua in Burrabazar. However, after boarding the cab along with two minor girls of their family, the driver drove took the cab along R G Kar Road instead of going towards Burrabazar. When the ladies questioned the driver on why he took a wrong route, the driver allegedly stopped the cab near Raja Dinendra Street and asked them to get down as he would not go and cancelled the trip. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedHaving no other choice, when the ladies got down from the cab, the driver sped off with the two minors being inside car. On hearing the incident, Das immediately checked with their booking and noted the last four digits of the cab’s registration number. He quickly informed the Shyambazar Traffic Guard about the incident. Meanwhile, the phone number of the driver was fortunately their on call list. When Das called the driver, he denied being the same. Just after that when an police officer from the traffic guard called him, he informed that he had left the two minors near R G Kar canal side road. After Das was informed about the development, he went there and found the two minor girls crying on the road. Later, they were handed over to their guardians. Das requested the two ladies to lodge a complaint but they denied to do so.last_img read more