Spread Across Categories Such As EdTech, AgriTech, EnterpriseTech These Rajasthan Startups Are Making The City Proud

Spread Across Categories Such As EdTech, AgriTech, EnterpriseTech These Rajasthan Startups Are Making The City Proud Once called the ‘Land of kings’, and known majorly as a tourist destination, India’s largest state Rajasthan is now posing as a top contender in DIPP’s state ranking challenge. Being home to over 750 startups, multiple accelerator as well as incubator groups, the state government is leaving no stone unturned to pave way for a robust startup infrastructure to nurture innovation and foster the spirit of entrepreneurship in the state. While an attempt has been made to set the right direction for the startup ecosystem stakeholders with the startup as well as IT/ITES policies, considerable efforts have been taken to strengthen the entrepreneurship roots right from the ground up in the state. For instance, in the month of January, the state information technology and communications department in Rajasthan announced its plans to help promote startups by college students with an aim to support 500 of the top student developers to create startups. iStart, Rajasthan Digifest, Startup hackathons, Rajasthan IT Day: the list of initiatives tagged under the Rajasthan state gove...

Drag, defiance and ‘no d***heads’: How the Glory became east London’s most loved LGBTQ+ pub

In our LGBTQ+ London series, we talk to the leading figures in our vibrant queer scene. As The Glory celebrates its fourth birthday, we look at how it grew to be the linchpin of east London’s LGBTQ+ community. It’s close to midnight on Saturday and a tattooed drag queen in leopard-print gloves and a white leotard is leading a packed pub in a drunken rendition of Total Eclipse of the Heart. The Glory in Haggerston is heaving with people scream-singing “I really need you tonight” into the faces of people they didn’t arrive with, later getting loved up to the likes of Britney and the Backstreet Boys. Revellers spill down the UV lit staircase into the basement room, where trendier music with fewer words pumps out and guys snog furiously in the booth by the bar. “The gays are good at having parties,” say pub owners Jonny Woo and John Sizzle. “Who did we have in here on New Year’s Eve? Chelsea Clinton!” After just four years, the Glory has become an indispensable watering hole in east London’s queer scene, which also includes Dalston Superstore and VFD, just up the road. Set up by Woo, Sizzle, Woo’s former partner Colin Rothbart and Zoe Argiros (who came over from Dalston Supers...

Some building materials introduce dangerous chemicals into our homes. Here’s a primer on making better choices

Whether you realize it or not, you’re probably sharing your home with unwanted roommates. Between the chemicals and other hazards found in common building materials, our homes can harbor some very unsavory, if quiet, houseguests. This may not come as a surprise if you’re among the 1 in 4 Americans with some form of chemical sensitivity, or the 12.8 percent with multiple chemical sensitivities — a diagnosis that’s grown 300 percent more common in the past decade, according to a study by the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. But remodeling or building a healthier home requires knowing what materials to avoid or limit. “It’s pretty hard to get a completely safe product,” said Liz Harriman, deputy director of the Toxics Use Reduction Institute at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. “But there are choices you can make that are better.” As a general rule, using nails or screws is preferable to adhesive, and the more natural a material is, the better — unless it requires an unnatural finish or additive to make it useful. For example, linoleum and solid hardwood are two of the best flooring options when it comes to environmental health, said Bill Walsh, founder...

Halted by typhoon, Tokyo-Kanazawa direct bullet train services to resume Oct. 25

East Japan Railway Co. has said that direct services between Tokyo and Kanazawa stations on the Hokuriku Shinkansen Line will resume on Oct. 25, after a partial suspension forced by powerful Typhoon Hagibis. The total number of trains running on the line will be about 80 percent of the usual timetable, the operator, also known as JR East, said Friday. Meanwhile, the number of trains connecting Tokyo and Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, will be about 90 percent of the normal amount. A detailed timetable will be published Wednesday. The two stations are terminals for the high-speed train line. Damage from the 19th typhoon of the year, which struck mainly eastern and central Japan last weekend, has led to the suspension of services between Nagano and Joetsumyoko stations on the line. The decision to resume Tokyo-Kanazawa direct services came as restoration work is set to be completed. The Hokuriku Shinkansen Line, jointly operated by JR East and West Japan Railway Co., was initially expected to have just 50 percent to 60 percent of its services restarted even after all of its sections are reopened, as heavy rains from the typhoon inundated 10 12-car trains for the line at a JR East-m...

This is the kind of question that occurs to a person who spends a lot of

This is the kind of question that occurs to a person who spends a lot of time on Twitter. In 2018, McElwee’s tweets seemed to abound in liberal cyberspace. He was best known for his jeremiads about abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement — for much of the past year, McElwee’s handle read as “we’re going to abolish ICE.” The online racket attracted attention. MSNBC host Chris Hayes interviewed him, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand showed up to the weekly happy hour he throws, and he was named to the Politico 50 along with the likes of Mick Mulvaney, Alan Dershowitz and one Donald J. Trump. Quite a lot for a 26-year-old whose main gig is at a fledgling think tank he co-founded, Data For Progress. But still, what is he? McElwee calls himself a “jackass of all trades” but admits that trying to explain his value to those not enmeshed in the online world of politics — potential donors to his think tank, say — is difficult. “I’m like Radiohead for donors — you can’t really explain why I’m good but everyone knows that I’m good at it,” McElwee shouted over the din of bar talk at one of his happy hours on a recent evening in New York City. “The thing I try to say is, ‘Look, I don’t know wha...

The first is during the rut when bucks are love-crazy to hook up with a hot

The first is during the rut when bucks are love-crazy to hook up with a hot doe. This process is naturally the way the species regenerates itself. Some bucks go crazy and let their guards down long enough for hunters to get an edge. The other time is opening day. Traditionally this is the single most special day for deer hunters because we wait, plan, and dream of opening day all year long. For deer hunters this is the kickoff to the best times of the year. It is also that day or week when hunters get their first crack at unsuspecting deer used to a tranquil environment before hunters invade their habitats. For hunters, opening day should mean some critical preparations. Getting everything prepped and ready for this crucial day is paramount. Have all your gear ready to go. This includes guns readied, cleaned, lubricated, and sighted in. Make sure your hunting ammunition is fresh, and secured in an ammo pouch. Clean optics including binoculars. Just before you leave the truck or camp house, double check everything again. Before opening day, review hunting area maps and available hunting stand sites. Early that morning coordinate wind direction with your stand choices. Have an alt...

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By submitting this form, you will be subscribed to news and promotional emails from Leafly and you agree to Leafly’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. You can unsubscribe from Leafly email messages anytime. To vape or not to vape, is it even a question? Vaping has quickly become one of the most popular methods of cannabis consumption—so much so that the emerging market sees an influx of new CBD vape products each day. With product catalogues being flooded with these products, it’s important that consumers stay informed about CBD vaping so you’re able to find which products are right for your body. By now you’ve seen the news about people being seriously sickened and even dying from consuming sketchy vape products tainted with vitamin E oil. As long as you’re buying legal lab-tested products from reputable retailers, there’s no reason to believe this will be your fate. To date, there’s no evidence of a tainted CBD vape cartridge sourced from the legal market (though it is not a 100% impossibility). With such a long history of fear mongering, it can be hard to know what’s dangerous and what’s perfectly safe when it comes to cannabis. The proper way to combat this is through ed...

Greg Jones joined Babcox Media in January 2014 and currently serves as managing editor of Engine

Greg Jones joined Babcox Media in January 2014 and currently serves as managing editor of Engine Builder magazine. After Adam Cofer bought his first dirt track car in his teens, he quickly realized the car would need an engine – and a lot of parts! He also quickly realized he would need a job to pay for those parts, and what better job to have than working for a local machine shop. On the grounds of purchasing parts at a discount and trading labor, Cofer landed a job in a local machine shop in Kansas and his interest in racing engines took hold from there. Investing in what would be his future career, Cofer attended the School of Automotive Machinists in Houston and moved to North Carolina after graduating with a goal of getting involved with a professional race engine organization. Unfortunately, due to the slow economy at the time, Adam ended up coming back to the Kansas area. Despite that set back, his efforts and engine education have paid off. He has spent a majority of his career building and working on 360 and 305 Sprint Car engines. “In 2017, Salina Engine owner, Tod Roberg, approached me about coming to work for Salina Engine,” Cofer says. “Salina Engine’s focus is on r...

Mehr eine Fraktionssitzung als eine Bürgersprechstunde, aber mit vielen kontroversen Diskussionspunkten (von links): Kerstin Recklebe, Torsten

Mehr eine Fraktionssitzung als eine Bürgersprechstunde, aber mit vielen kontroversen Diskussionspunkten (von links): Kerstin Recklebe, Torsten Göhr, Mario Kannegießer, Ortsbürgermeister Manfred Grimm, Ulrich Wurbs, Uwe Klamm (alle ALC/SPD) und als einziger Gast Horst Kober aus Calbe. Foto: Andreas Pinkert Das geplante Aufstellen eines Spielgerätes an der Bernburger Straße in Calbe stößt auf Ablehnung. Schwarz/Calbe l Tischdecken, frische Blumen, Kaffeegedeck, Kekse: Ortsbürgermeister Manfred Grimm (Ehefrau Renate bereitet im Hintergrund vor) sorgt bei den Sitzungen im Bürgerhaus stets für eine gemütliche Atmosphäre. So auch am Donnerstag. Da hatte die ALC/SPD-Fraktion des Calbenser Stadtrates am späten Nachmittag zu ihrer zweiten Bürgersprechstunde eingeladen. Als einziger Gast erscheint der Calbenser Horst Kober, selbst ehemaliger Stadtrat und Ausschussvorsitzender für die CDU/FDP-Fraktion. Wahrscheinlich lockt das hochsommerliche Wetter mehr als die Veranstaltung, in der kommunalpolitische Belange zur Diskussion kommen. „Wir hatten mit mehr Gästen gerechnet“, sagt Fraktionschef Mario Kannegießer, denn: Im Frühjahr folgten deutlich mehr Interessenten der Einladung ins Hotel „Zu...

The 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards, the world’s largest wine competition, sampled and judged close to

The 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards, the world’s largest wine competition, sampled and judged close to 17,000 wines, entered from 57 different countries. China shows no signs of slowing down in its quest to produce award-winning wines for the global market… Big and plush with aromas of blackcurrant, cassis, smoke, cinnamon and toast. Fully-bodied and velvety tannins. Aromas of blackberries, dark cherries, vanilla and sweet baking spices. Approachable and easy to drink. Aromas of red cherries, raspberry and smoke. On the palate, redcurrants and vanilla with fresh acidity. Aromas of blackcurrant, green capscium, blackcurrant leaf with smoky notes. Tannins are ripe and firm. Aromas of blackcurrant, plum compote, vanilla and black cherries. Firm tannins and bitter chocolate on the finish. Aromas of guava, raspberry compote and sour cherries. On the palate, cherry drops and sweet baking spices. Graphite, capsicum and ripe, deep blue fruits with sweet baking spices. Ripe tannins and full bodied. Bright blackcurrant on the nose with flavours of capsicum, toast, damson plums, cedar and black cherries. Exuberent nose with sweet spices, coconut, black plums and blackcurrant. Fruit,...

The heated greenhouse and encircling gardens have specific therapeutic purposes, allowing visitors to work with their

The heated greenhouse and encircling gardens have specific therapeutic purposes, allowing visitors to work with their hands and producing fresh ingredients for the kitchen. Shelves in the “cockpit” greenhouse were arranged to give visitors the sense of being wholly surrounded by plants. Long views draw visitors from the central kitchen toward relaxation spaces with open fires and outdoor terraces that are sheltered from Manchester’s frequent rain. Long views draw visitors from the central kitchen toward relaxation spaces with open fires and outdoor terraces that are sheltered from Manchester’s frequent rain. Clear sight lines from the mezzanine office allow “passive surveillance” of all spaces by the staff. According to Angela Daniel, a support specialist at the new drop-in center for cancer patients at Manchester’s Christie hospital, “When people come into this building for the first time, they gasp. Then their shoulders drop and they visibly relax. Quite often, they start crying and ask, ‘Is this really all for me?’ ” Designed by Foster + Partners for Maggie’s, a charity that provides practical and emotional support in purpose-built settings, the center at the Robert Parfett B...

20 surprising baby names that are becoming more popular

Even after having kiddos, we still can’t get enough of baby name talk—it’s downright addictive. So, after discussing Nameberry’s predictions for 2020′s trendiest names earlier this month, we decided to look at another indicator for more clues on which names will be most popular next year. We all know that the Social Security Administration gives us its annual rankings of baby name popularity, based on parents’ applications for kids Social Security cards. But the SSA also has a bit of fun crunching the numbers on those names and calculates a list of the biggest changes in name popularity from year to year. So while we won’t have the numbers on 2019 until next May, we can at least see what the trends are in baby naming, based on the changes from 2017-2018. This isn’t a perfect system, though. Some bumps during those years may have been responding to temporary influences that won’t last. If you’re using this list to make sure that your child won’t have the most common name when they grow up, we can’t guarantee the results. What we can say is that you can rest assured your little Oaklynn and Jaxtyn won’t be the...