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25 ноября, 05:16

Корабельные системы функционального поражения. Часть 2

Фолклендская война в Южной Атлантике и танкерная война в Персидском заливе, ведшиеся три десятилетия назад, в 80-х годах прошлого века, показали значение эффективного оптико-электронного противодействия. С тех пор технологии и методы борьбы с противокорабельными ракетами быстро развивались. Ведущие европейские, российские и китайские производители двигались в направлении комплектов наведения на конечном участке траектории, поскольку они позволяют лучше различать цели и при этом менее восприимчивы к средствам РЭП. Хотя большая часть головок самонаведения (ГСН) противокорабельных ракет с целью повышения боевой устойчивости и всепогодности была разработана для работы в диапазоне частот J (от 10 до 20 ГГц), в странах Персидского залива получили большое распространение китайские ПКР нового поколения с радиолокационным наведением в миллиметровом диапазоне (диапазон частот Ka). Кроме того, асимметричные угрозы в прибрежных зонах ведения боевых действий заставили промышленность и флоты приступить к разработке средств борьбы с ракетами класса «поверхность-поверхность» с инфракрасным и лазерным наведением.

10 ноября, 00:00

Коллективный шок: первая реакция на победу Трампа из Берлина

В его победу не могли поверить до самого последнего момента, и тем сильнее сейчас поствыборное похмелье в немецкой политической элите. Еще вчера аналитики политической телепередачи Tagesschau убеждали зрителей, что победа Хиллари Клинтон "практически гарантирована". И когда несколько недель назад министр иностранных дел ФРГ Франк-Вальтер Штайнмайер публично высказывался против Дональда Трампа, назвав его "проповедником ненависти", то мало кто всерьез полагал, что речь идет о будущем президенте США. Возможно, подвели опросы общественного мнения, где-то недооценили так называемый Shy Trump Effect — так называли социологи феномен сокрытия респондентами своих политических симпатий к республиканскому кандидату. Но многие европейские политики действовали вопреки старой русской пословице, сказав "гоп", еще не перепрыгнув."Мой внешнеполитический прогноз (и я очень надеюсь, что ошибаюсь в нем): Алеппо потерян. Следующей будет Украина. Никто его не остановит", — написала на своей странице в соцсетях политик "Зеленых" Виола фон Крамон, известная своим критическим отношением к президенту Путину. Редактор внешнеполитического отдела Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Клаус-Дитер Франкенберг отмечает: "Ясно одно: сейчас по западному строю был нанесен второй подряд после Brexit тяжелый удар… Для друзей Америки это означает, что надо ознакомиться с новой ситуацией и пристегнуться покрепче".Депутат Бундестага от правящей партии ХДС, председатель трансатлантической организации Atlantikbrücke ("Атлантический мост") Фридрих Мерц заявил в интервью DLF, что сам по себе Трамп не является причиной "дисфункции американской политической системы". Новый американский президент – это следствие усиливающейся идеологизации и радикализации обеих политических партий в США. По его мнению, при принятии политических решений Вашингтон в будущем меньше будет учитывать европейские интересы.Главный идеолог политик партии "Левых" Грегор Гизи также обеспокоен результатом выборов в США. Он высказал мнение, что сейчас в США "возникла  новая волна", которая дойдет до Европы и даст импульс взлету правых популистов на континенте, в частности в Германии. В то же время, Гизи отметил, что не стоит недооценивать власть государственного аппарата, который может притормозить Трампа в том или ином вопросе.Министр иностранных дел ФРГ Франк-Вальтер Штайнмайер в своем первом выступлении, посвященном победе Дональда Трампа, признал, что выбор американцев оказался иным, чем тот, которого желали большинство немцев. "Но мы должны принять данный выбор и мы его принимаем", — заявил он. Глава дипведомства также указал, что то, каким образом велась президентская кампания в США, оставило глубокие раны в американском обществе – раны, которые не закроются скоро. "Если Дональд Трамп на самом деле хочет стать президентом всех американцев, как он объявил в своей речи, то его первоочередной задачей должно стать преодоление глубокой пропасти, разделившей общество", — добавил он. Не меньшей задачей Трампа, по мнению руководителя немецкого МИД, должно стать оправдание очень высоких ожиданий американских избирателей, которые сам же Трамп и создал. Франк-Вальтер  Штайнмайер предупредил, что политика США станет менее прогнозируемой для Европы и США, вероятно, будут все чаще принимать решения в одиночку. "Но я уверен, что функционирование трансатлантических связей является фундаментом Запада, который необходимо сохранить", — подчеркнул глава внешнеполитического ведомства Германии. Он напомнил, что многие горящие вопросы к Трампу остались открытыми, и Германия будет искать диалога с новым американским президентом для их решения. Свое выступление Штайнмайер закончил весьма символичной фразой: "Мы (Германия) должны оставаться местом разума и продолжать соблюдать свою политическую культуру", прозрачно намекая на "безумный" выбор американского народа.

20 октября, 13:57

Австралийские водоросли и "супертрава" избавят коров от метановой отрыжки

Довольно долго учёные ищут способ избавить коров от отрыжки, и дело тут не в хороших манерах. Животные выделяют значительное количество метана, который для экологии во много раз хуже углекислого газа. Австралийские специалисты, кажется, нашли чудодейственную добавку против злосчастной отрыжки.

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02 сентября 2015, 19:10

GIC инвестирует $300 млн в совместную компанию с DLF

Сингапурский суверенный фонд GIC инвестирует 19,9 млрд рупий ($300 млн) в новосозданную и совместную компанию вместе с индийским девелопером DLF. При этом в пресс-релизе не указано какой долей в совместной компании будет владеть GIC. Отметим, что данная компания построит два проекта в индийской столице Нью-Дели.

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02 сентября 2015, 14:34

GIC инвестирует $300 млн в совместную компанию с DLF

Сингапурский суверенный фонд GIC инвестирует 19,9 млрд рупий ($300 млн) в новосозданную и совместную компанию вместе с индийским девелопером DLF. При этом в пресс-релизе не указано какой долей в совместной компании будет владеть GIC. Отметим, что данная компания построит два проекта в индийской столице Нью-Дели.

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22 марта 2015, 19:57

What’s Your “Daily Value” of Glyphosate?

Dees IllustrationCatherine J. FrompovichActivist PostDo readers know what glyphosate is? Or, what the Daily Value (DV) is? Are you aware that there are glyphosate residues present in almost every food or edible product U.S. consumers eat? However, as yet, there are no minimum or maximum Daily Values for dietary intake guidelines designated by the U.S. FDA or any other federal health agency for glyphosate—a toxic herbicide in foods—intake, as there are for “Guidance for Industry: A Food Labeling Guide (14. Appendix F: Calculate the Percent Daily Value for the Appropriate Nutrients)”. Maybe there ought to be such guidelines, since U.S. consumers are eating glyphosate residues in incalculable amounts in just about 85 to 90 percent of all processed foods! It is my understanding that no one’s figured out how much glyphosate we consume on a daily basis as yet. Why should we know how much glyphosate we are ingesting? Well, on March 20, 2015 the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) produced a monograph, “Evaluation of five organophosphate insecticides and herbicides”, wherein as a result of IARC’s research, the herbicide glyphosate [the major component in Monsanto’s Roundup®] has been “classified as probably carcinogenic to humans (Group A).” According to IARC’s monograph, For the herbicide glyphosate, there was limited evidence of carcinogenicity in humans for non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The evidence in humans is from studies of exposures, mostly agricultural, in the USA, Canada, and Sweden published since 2001. In addition, there is convincing evidence that glyphosate also can cause cancer in laboratory animals. On the basis of tumours in mice, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) originally classified glyphosate as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group C) in 1985. After a re- evaluation of that mouse study, the US EPA changed its classification to evidence of non- carcinogenicity in humans (Group E) in 1991. The US EPA Scientific Advisory Panel noted that the re-evaluated glyphosate results were still significant using two statistical tests recommended in the IARC Preamble. The IARC Working Group that conducted the evaluation considered the significant findings from the US EPA report and several more recent positive results in concluding that there is sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in experimental animals. Glyphosate also caused DNA and chromosomal damage in human cells, although it gave negative results in tests using bacteria. One study in community residents reported increases in blood markers of chromosomal damage (micronuclei) after glyphosate formulations were sprayed nearby. [pg. 1] [CJF emphasis added] (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); And, Glyphosate currently has the highest global production volume of all herbicides. The largest use worldwide is in agriculture. The agricultural use of glyphosate has increased sharply since the development of crops that have been genetically modified to make them resistant to glyphosate. Glyphosate is also used in forestry, urban, and home applications. Glyphosate has been detected in the air during spraying, in water, and in food. The general population is exposed primarily through residence near sprayed areas, home use, and diet, and the level that has been observed is generally low. [pg.2] [CJF emphasis added] Question: So, how does glyphosate get into both human and animal diets? Answer: As residues remaining on genetically modified food crops, then eaten as fresh food or prepared packaged foods, which typically have many other processing ingredients added that contain additional glyphosate residues from such staples as soy, corn, sugar beets, or canola oil. Those four crops, in some form, are ubiquitous in packaged foods. They are used for all sorts of production reasons from seasonings to taste enhancers to being components of food processing chemicals, additives and/or preservatives. Just to give readers an idea of some other chemicals used in the manufacture of processed foods, I’ve included the Encyclopaedia Britannica’s “Food Additives/Food Processing” [1] in the Reference section at the end. Those chemicals add to, and compound, the total chemical loads found in processed food. Genetically modified or genetically engineered food crops have the ability to withstand excessive applications of the herbicide Roundup®, especially since Monsanto’s Roundup Ready® GMO seeds allow crops to resist glyphosate, the toxic ingredient in Roundup, which is sprayed to kill weeds during growing season, but also sprayed on some cereal/grain/legume crops [wheat, feed barley, oats, canola, flax, peas, lentils, dry beans, and soy] at the end of their growing season, and before harvest, to act as a desiccant. [2, 8] Keith Lewis, a wheat farmer, has this to say about preharvest glyphosate spraying: I have been a wheat farmer for 50 yrs and one wheat production practice that is very common is applying the herbicide Roundup (glyposate) [sic] just prior to harvest. Roundup is licensed for preharvest weed control. Monsanto, the manufacturer of Roundup claims that application to plants at over 30% kernel moisture result in roundup uptake by the plant into the kernels. Farmers like this practice because Roundup kills the wheat plant allowing an earlier harvest. A wheat field often ripens unevenly, thus applying Roundup preharvest evens up the greener parts of the field with the more mature. The result is on the less mature areas Roundup is translocated into the kernels and eventually harvested as such. This practice is not licensed. Farmers mistakenly call it “dessication.” [sic] Consumers eating products made from wheat flour are undoubtedly consuming minute amounts of Roundup. An interesting aside, malt barley which is made into beer is not acceptable in the marketplace if it has been sprayed with preharvest Roundup. Lentils and peas are not accepted in the market place if it was sprayed with preharvest roundup….. but wheat is ok.. This farming practice greatly concerns me and it should further concern consumers of wheat products. [7] So, now you can understand the importance of purchasing organically-grown cereals, vegetables, grains, and produce—and all food in general. Animals that are sources of food – meats, dairy products, and eggs – are fed GMO grains and alfalfa, plus antibiotics, hormones, and growth enhancer chemicals in their feed, some of which ends up in you. Readers may want to check out organic animal feeds here.Worldwide, 8 GMO crops have been approved for commercial production; soy, cotton, corn, canola, sugarbeet, papaya, squash or yellow zucchini, and alfalfa, and the biotech industry is in the process of pushing forward additionally modified foods such as rice, apples, and salmon. The four major crops that account for virtually all of the biotech output are soy, cotton, corn, and canola. The remaining GMO crops are exclusively grown in the United States with the exception being papaya which is grown in China in addition to US cultivation. Source According to Grace Communications Foundation, The use of low doses of antibiotics by the modern food animal industry is responsible for drug- resistant bacteria emerging on farms which reach the general population through human or animal carriers, and through the food consumers eat. [3] However, in India, GMO crops have become an enormous agricultural problem, since “Indian Farmers are Committing Suicide because of Monsanto’s costly GMO crops.” The London Daily Mail reported, When Prince Charles claimed thousands of Indian farmers were killing themselves after using GM crops, he was branded a scaremonger. In fact, as this chilling dispatch reveals, it's even WORSE than he feared. [4]According to Global Research, “American Farmers Abandoning Genetically Modified Seeds: Non-GMO Crops are more Productive and Profitable,” since farmers realize they can get more money for conventionally-grown corn than for GMO corn! Furthermore, herbicide use has increased 26 percent between 2001 and 2010 due to the spread of herbicide-resistant weeds. Also, there’s real concern that herbicides are killing off pollinator insects, especially bees. Genetic engineering agriculture also reduces the amount of bee forage plants. Here’s an interesting site about bees and GMOs. So, how much glyphosate is sprayed on crop acreage? Well, “Understanding Glyphosate to Increase Performance,” Purdue Knowledge to Go (1-888-EXT-INFO) provides some information. Probably the exact glyphosate use is difficult to define since there are numerous parameters and measures involved, e.g., desired volume and the percentages of glyphosate [1/2%, 1%, 1 ½ %, 2%, 5%, and 10%], depending upon the number of gallons of water used as the carrier/spray. According to Monsanto’s 2013 Annual Report, it had net sales totaling $14,861Million with net sales for GMO seeds and Genomics Segment coming in at $10,340Milllion. That Annual Report ended with this quotation, “The first essential component of social justice is adequate food for all mankind.” Adequate? Shouldn’t consumers expect healthful, nutritious, and not super-saturated with chemicals? Basically, there are ten companies [5] that control the world’s seed supply.They include: Monsanto, the largest producer in the world Dupont Pioneer, U.S. company Syngenta, a Swiss-based company Groupe Limagrain, a French company Land O’ Lakes KWS AG, a German companyBayer Crop Science, a German company Sakata, a Japanese company Takii, a Japanese company DLF-Trifolium, a Danish company Probably, savvy consumers already know that many of the organic brands are owned by big food processors, who want to get in on the “hot” organic food market and sales. Here’s who owns the organic brands:Source: The Cornucopia Institute  If readers go to the Cornucopia website, then double click on the above chart that’s there, it should increase in clarity and readability. The last issue I’d like to fly by readers is this: Do you believe the advertising spin about glyphosate that it’s harmless? Well, there is some concern that glyphosate and gluten intolerance are associated. Martin Michener, PhD, explains the relationship in “Gluten Intolerance and the Herbicide Glyphosate: A National Epidemic.” Several medical doctors have weighed in on the association with glyphosate and celiac disease [9], poor gastrointestinal health [10], and gastroparesis [11]. Additionally, I think a similar connection can be made regarding canola oil, since many people I know experience gastrointestinal distress after eating that highly-touted oil. The Cornucopia Institute’s “Gut-Wrenching: New Studies Reveal the Insidious Effects of Glyphosate” is something every person ought to read and seriously consider, I think. And, believe it or not, but glyphosate has been found in human urine!  Wouldn’t it be ironic, though, if some federal health/food agency were to establish a Daily Value for glyphosate, since it’s apparently being used as if it were compost? However and unbelievably, in 2013, the U.S. EPA increased the allowable limits of glyphosate in food crops from 200 ppm to 6,000 ppm—a 30-fold increase from its original allowable limits! [6] What does that tell you? What’s in your food? Do you really want to know? Then, here’s a just-published-book, Altered Genes Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public. Please READ it! References: [1] http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/212615/food-additive/50533/Antimicrobials [2] Preharvest Staging Guide [3] http://www.sustainabletable.org/257/antibiotics [4] http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1082559/The-GM-genocide-Thousands-Indian-farmers-committing-suicide-using-genetically-modified-crops.html [5] http://www.nationofchange.org/10-companies-controlling-world-s-seed-supply-1382363748 [6] http://rt.com/usa/monsanto-glyphosate-roundup-epa-483/ [7] http://www.wheatbellyblog.com/2012/01/a-wheat-farmer-weighs-in-on-wheat-belly/ [8] http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/11/roundup-dumped-crops-right-harvest.html [9] http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/09/14/glyphosate-celiac-disease-connection.aspx [10] http://www.wheatbellyblog.com/2014/04/gastrointestinal-recovery-after-the-wheat-battle-is-won/ [11] http://www.bioportfolio.com/search/glyphosate-and-gastroparesis.html Resources: Antibiotic Resistance and The Case for Organic Meat and Poultry http://www.thedoctorwillseeyounow.com/content/infections/art3435.html Good Questions: Einkorn, Spelt, Emmer, Farro and Heirloom Wheat http://nourishedkitchen.com/good-questions-einkorn-spelt-heirloom-wheat-ancient-grains/ By ‘Editing’ Plant Genes, Companies Avoid Regulation http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/02/business/energy-environment/a-gray-area-in-regulation-of-genetically-modified-crops.html?emc=edit_th_20150102&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=8115964&_r=0 Catherine retired from researching and writing, but felt compelled to write this article. Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on Amazon.com.Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook.Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)

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27 октября 2014, 14:28

Some Indian Billionaires Find Themselves On The Wrong Side Of Politics

First it was the economy that put a dent in the fortunes of many Indian billionaires. Now it's politics. India's largest real estate company DLF Ltd., owned by billionaire K.P. Singh, saw its shares fall at least 9.8% in Monday trading hours after news reports suggested that the new government in the [...]

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14 октября 2014, 10:51

India's DLF shares fall after ban

Indian property developer DLF's shares fall to a record low after the financial market regulator bans it from capital markets for allegedly defrauding investors.

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14 октября 2014, 10:39

India’s DLF sinks 25% on fundraising ban

Regulator bars debt-laden real estate group from tapping fresh funds for three years

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14 октября 2014, 10:39

India’s DLF sinks 25% on fundraising ban

Regulator bars debt-laden real estate group from tapping fresh funds for three years

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31 января 2014, 13:40

IBM Develops Mall Movement Analytics Software For DLF

International Business Machines (IBM) has come up with an interesting solution to offer Insights about People Movement and Shopping Patterns for Real Estate Firm Delhi Land and Finance (DLF). Meant to be deployed in DLF’s shopping malls, the solution will be soon be used at high-end shopping mall DLF Promenade in New–Delhi. The solution is […] Looking For A Social Media Agency?? - Contact WATConsult - India's Leading Social Media Agency

25 января 2014, 01:05

Meditation and PTS: A Warrior's Story

I struggle to accept that fully-fledged Warriors who have survived repeated deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, IEDs, hand-to-hand combat in the cemeteries of Najaf and sniper fire are dying in towns across America every single day, from suicide; Warriors who served their country in combat, while protecting the lives of their brothers and sisters overseas, are becoming casualties of war when they return home.  To be clear, more returning Warriors from Iraq and Afghanistan have died from suicide than from injuries sustained in combat. These numbers are seldom talked about, and at first glance, seem impossible to believe: every day, upwards of 23 returning Warriors in the United States die by their own hand. That's nearly 8,000 per year.  I was almost one of these suicide statistics. I too struggled with the spiritual aftermath of having served in a declared hostile fire zone, having witnessed the crushing aftermath of socialism and the privations of a genocidal war. Coupled with an undiagnosed and debilitating illness, I thought about mercy killing myself every day for years.  Based on my own experiences, my own search to find a community of returning Warriors who were struggling with PTS and having trouble readjusting to life in the real world, with a basic introduction to Transcendental Meditation (TM), and finding inspiration in Karl Marlantes' book What It Is Like To Go To War, I knew I had to do something. It occurred to me that there might be a chance to defy the logic and the statistics.  For me, TM acted like a an ice pack placed directly on the heated up and hyper-vigilant part of my brain that couldn't calm down, that couldn't think straight, that couldn't hold a rational or coherent thought. And through the twice-daily practice of TM, I was able to conceive of and synthesize an idea to support and serve active duty and returning Warriors struggling with the devastating effects of PTSD. TM gave me that gift. Where everything else had failed, where other attempts and interventions had fallen short, where I had previously been baffled, TM literally cracked opened my heart and gave me access to the ability to solve a social problem of epic proportions. The experience of TM almost defies description. It represents an experience over which I will never get. I am compelled to pay it forward. To not share this experience with fellow Warriors is tantamount to larceny.  At Save a Warrior, we are worried about the suicide epidemic our Warriors face, here at home. Between PTSD, traumatic brain injuries, the reconciliation that must take place between life in a war zone and life back home and reconciling the trauma that occurred before a Warrior ever suited up to serve, this transition and readjustment to civilian life is harder for most Warriors than they expected. There exists a conflict within the minds, hearts, and bodies of Warriors, and this conflict can quickly become a dangerous enemy all by itself. The good news is the rest of us at Save a Warrior have seen something magical happen, something we try to facilitate, to create a new brotherhood between Warriors in a sacred space for them to learn tools to help with the issues with which they are struggling. A five and a half day war detox -- as proposed in Karl Marlantes' What It Is Like To Go To War -- our Project offers a safe, effective and evidenced-based experiential therapeutic model designed to mitigate the effects of trauma. A well-grounded, community-based and common-sense approach to healing, the Project supports a Warrior's Heroes Journey through the dark night of the soul, leading to a fully-integrated life and emotional sobriety.  Through ceremony, ritual and spiritual initiation, including a twice daily practice of Transcendental Meditation (TM), an effortless technique which acts to calm the flight or fight response, the hyper vigilance that Warriors cannot seem to shut off, Warriors gain access to their own internal adaptive mechanisms discovering profound relief beyond currently offered treatments. This concentrated dose of essential spiritual nutrients acts as a catalyst to make positive and lasting change. For most Warriors, other than the birth of their children, the Project serves as the ultimate life changing and life re-affirming experience. Transcendental Meditation (TM) is at the heart of this experience. This post is part of a series produced by The Huffington Post and the David Lynch Foundation (DLF), a nonprofit organization that brings Transcendental Meditation to at-risk communities. On Feb. 11, DLF will host Meditation, Creativity, Performance and Stress, a panel discussion led by Andrew Ross Sorkin featuring Ray Dalio, Dr. Mehmet Oz and Mario Batali. For tickets and information, click here.

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13 августа 2013, 11:33

Индия: компания DLF зафиксировала 38%-ное снижение квартальной прибыли

Индийская компания DLF зафиксировала 38%-ное снижение квартальной прибыли ввиду роста затрат на девелоперские проекты. Так, чистая прибыль компании в первом фискальном квартале составила 1,81 млрд рупий ($29,6 млн) в сравнении с 2,93 млрд рупий годом ранее, при этом аналитики в среднем прогнозировали 1,23 млрд рупий. Выручка за рассматриваемый период увеличилась на 5,3% до 23,14 млрд рупий, в то время как аналитики в среднем ожидали 20,63 млрд рупий.

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18 июля 2013, 17:42

Azva announces ‘Tarun Tahiliani for Azva’ collection

Azva bridal jewellery by World Gold Council, ties-up with ace couturier Tarun Tahiliani to design a range of beautiful bridal jewellery. Tarun Tahiliani who is known for his ethereal bridal designs and magnificent drapes will step into the world of bridal jewellery through this exclusive collection crafted in 22 karat gold called ‘Tarun Tahiliani for Azva’. A first of its kind collection designed by Tarun, comprises exquisite necklaces, earrings and bracelets. The collection is inspired by ‘Saat Pheras’ (seven vows) of the Indian wedding tradition. The collection will be unveiled for a preview at the Tarun Tahiliani Couture Exposition in New Delhi from 18-20 July 2013 at DLF Emporio and 2-3 August at Hotel Four Seasons in Mumbai.

02 апреля 2013, 18:56

Каникулы в датском королевстве: учителям запретили ходить в школу

Каникулы в датском королевстве: учителям запретили ходить в школу В школах Дании сегодня отменены занятия, и дело не в эпидемии гриппа, а в запрете, который действует для учителей по распоряжению муниципальных властей страны: более чем 50 тысячам педагогов не разрешают входить в учебные заведения. Правительство ввело такие меры в ответ на действия профсоюза учителей. Сдать ключи от кабинета и сидеть без зарплаты, пока не решится конфликт — ничего другого учителям не остается, потому что работать им запрещено. Расписание на ближайшие дни изменится для 900 тысяч учеников. Некоторым — уроки отменили вовсе. Это крупнейший в истории Дании "локаут": учебный процесс остановили из-за провала переговоров между учительским профсоюзом и муниципальными властями. Чиновники решили изменить систему распределения нагрузки: преподавательский лимит в 25 учебных часов в неделю снять и дать школам возможность самим решать, как использовать рабочее время учителей. Педагоги уверены, что директора найдут простое решение и будут ставить учителям все больше уроков, не учитывая время на их подготовку, внеклассные занятия или проведение родительских собраний. Таким образом, учить будут больше, но хуже. И в перспективе, считают педагоги, получать достойное образование в Дании смогут только ученики элитных частных школ. "Такие слова, как "долг", "энтузиазм", "энергия" – уже не в почете. Несколько лет назад мне удалось достичь соглашения с местными властями. Мы ночами не спали, чтобы найти выход, но все равно оказались в безнадежной ситуации", - рассказывает глава профсоюза преподавателей DLF Андерс Бондо Кристенсен. Правительство заявило, что вмешиваться рано. В интервью датским СМИ премьер страны сказала примерно следующее: подождем, это только первый день открытого конфликта. "Я понимаю, все это кажется странным – государство устраивает локаут против учителей. Уверена, многим детям это понять тоже сложно. Но такой инструмент в Дании предусмотрен для того, чтобы работодатель мог ускорить переговоры", - говорит премьер-министр Дании Хелле Торнинг-Шмитт. Насколько затянутся пасхальные каникулы в датском королевстве – пока непонятно, ни одна из сторон не готова уступить. В мае-июне должны пройти экзамены и, вполне возможно, что готовиться к ним датским школьникам придется своими силами и за свой счет.

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22 января 2013, 15:17

Announcing Rahul Narvekar of Fashion & You As A Panelist At WATSummit 2013

Rahul Narvekar is one of India’s leading entrepreneurs in the retail and internet industry. An alumnus of IIMC, ESSEC and IIMA and with 18 years of experience in retail and media, Rahul has been a former Vice President of Ansal API and Senior General Manager at DLF Retail Developers.  He went on to be a co-founder [...]Looking For A Social Media Agency?? - Contact WATConsult - India's Leading Social Media Agency

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08 октября 2012, 17:10

India's Gandhi family hit by loan row, DLF shares plunge

MUMBAI (Reuters) - The Indian government ruled out an inquiry into allegations of improper dealings between the son-in-law of India's most powerful politician, Sonia Gandhi, and property developer DLF Ltd, even as the firm's shares plunged on the claims.