10th annual Manito Ahbee festival kicks off in Winnipeg

Posted On Oct 14 2019 by

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe 10th annual Manito Ahbee festival kicked off today in Winnipeg.The five day festival is a celebration of Aboriginal culture and heritage.Highlights include an international pow wow, marketplace and the Indigenous music awards.APTN’s Matt Thordarson reports.last_img


Tressel hopes rain doesnt stunt spring growth

Posted On Sep 28 2019 by

Saturday’s football scrimmage represents the culmination of what Jim Tressel said has been a positive spring, he told the media during the annual Ohio State football coaches clinic on Friday. “Through 13 practices this has been as an attentive and a positive spring as I’ve ever been around,” Tressel said. Because many starting positions are up for grabs, he said, everyone feels they have a chance to earn playing time. “A lot of guys haven’t been in games and this is opportunity,” Tressel said. Tressel said quarterback Terrelle Pryor and the four other players suspended for the first five games of next season for receiving improper benefits have only helped to facilitate the high level of play and competition this spring. Tressel will join the five suspended players for not properly reporting their infractions. “Some of the guys that don’t get to play early in the year are making sure that those young guys are working so that we have as good a team as we can possibly have,” Tressel said. “I think all the oars are in the water.” But water, or more specifically rain, is exactly what Tressel said he is worried about for Saturday’s scrimmage. “I just hope we don’t have a monsoon here on Saturday,” Tressel said. The team will play in the rain, but Tressel said he won’t take any chances with lightning. “I’m tough,” Tressel said, “but I ain’t as tough as lightning.” In the event of lightning, Tressel said the scrimmage would not be continued indoors and the team would proceed to its scheduled picnic. As for whom to watch on Saturday, Tressel mentioned one sleeper most people might not have expected. “As for a dark horse,” he said, “let me throw Verlon Reed.” The scrimmage will be in a different format this year, and will instead pit the offense against the defense and use a scoring system that can crown one unit victorious against the other. The new format, Tressel said, was the players’ idea. “They wanted to see how good the offense would be against the defense on the last day of spring,” Tressel said. “I thought it was a good idea.” The Jesse Owens Spring Game will take place at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Ohio Stadium. read more


Ohio State mens basketball hoping to protect home court against Iowa

Posted On Sep 28 2019 by

The Big Ten is considered by some to be the premier conference in college basketball this season. Four Big Ten teams are ranked in the top-14 of the Associated Press’ top-25 poll. No other conference has more than four teams ranked in the top-25. In the ultra-competitive Big Ten, the difference between winning the conference and finishing in the middle of the pack could be determined by a team’s ability to protect home court. The Ohio State men’s basketball team will have a chance to do that Tuesday when they host Iowa (13-5, 2-3 Big Ten). “You’ve got to protect home court in this league,” said junior guard Aaron Craft. “It’s very tough to win and be there at the end if you lose some home games.” Iowa travels to Columbus riding a two-game winning streak, after losing its first three Big Ten games. But even in losses, the Hawkeyes have proved to be a competitive ball club, falling by four to No. 7 Indiana and by three to No. 13 Michigan State. “They’ve been right there,” said coach Thad Matta of Iowa’s close losses. “They are playing great basketball right now. Our guys are fully aware of what we have to do and how we have to do it.” Tuesday’s game will also provide an opportunity for No. 14 OSU (13-4, 3-2 Big Ten) to find another scorer to aid Deshaun Thomas. The junior forward leads the Big Ten with 20.8 points per game, but scoring has not come easy for the other Buckeyes. In Saturday’s loss to Michigan State, Thomas scored a game-high 28 points, but no other Buckeye scored more than six. Craft said part of the problem is OSU’s lack of execution within the offense. “With the offense that we run, there are definitely multiple options and multiple places for different guys to score,” Craft said. “I think that at times we don’t look at those options, we kind of focus on one part of the play, and that’s part of the problem. We’re kind of taking parts of the play for granted. We have a lot of guys that are capable, it’s just finding some consistency.” Thomas agreed. “With the offense we’ve got, anyone can score,” Thomas said. “Our offense is for anyone to get a shot off. I have faith in my guys; there are guys on this team that can score in double-digits. We’ve just got to be patient within our offense and anybody can be that second scorer.” The Buckeyes are set to tipoff with Iowa Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center. The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network. read more


Gennaro Gattuso looking to the future with Milan

Posted On Sep 18 2019 by

first_imgThe current Rossoneri manager Gattuso is now preparing his squad for next season after another disappointing year for the club last term.Gattuso was speaking at AC Milan’s first press conference ahead of the new Serie A season in August and he addressed a number of issues surrounding his underachieving side. ? Gattuso & Mirabelli LIVE! ? Follow our first press conference of the season from Milanello ?? https://t.co/quwGy0A1Ut Segui su Facebook la prima conferenza stampa della stagione 2018/19 ?? https://t.co/cl3QZUqahv#TheDevilsareBack ? pic.twitter.com/OZyhNVaYsT— AC Milan (@acmilan) July 9, 2018“We’ve talked about football and prepared training in that time. That’s how anxieties pass.” the former Rangers midfielder said, as reported by Football Italia.“We must look to the future, we’ve not changed much, but I’m sure some more players will come in.”“We must start again with great enthusiasm and belief in everything we do. We’ll put excuses and problems to one side.”“I feel the pressure but I like it, it doesn’t scare me: I’m the first Milan fan, as well as being the Coach, but I know that alone I can do very little.”Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.AC Milan finished 6th in the league last year and suffered a quarter-final exit in the Europa League at the hands of Premier League giants Arsenal.Gattuso went on to talk about what is needed tactically and in the transfer market to strengthen the team over the summer.“Right now, we have to honour this club and give everything to make it work better.” he continued.“We need a winger, a mezz’ala with the same characteristics as Kessie and a centre-forward. To date, no-one has asked to leave.”“Halilovic the winger we were looking for? I can also see him in the middle. We’re working on it…”“We’re preparing with Europe in our minds: until July 19, when CAS makes a decision, we must think about playing the Europa League.”“New tactical solutions? We’ll start again with 4-3-3. The three in midfield will be certain, but I’m working on something new, maybe during a game: [you can] expect to see a back three.”last_img read more


Spalleti Inter have improved in every aspect

Posted On Sep 18 2019 by

first_imgLuciano Spalletti believes that Inter Milan’s 3-0 win away to Lazio highlighted the progress his team has made since last season.The Nerazzurri completed a six-game winning streak for the first time since January 2017 as they leapfrogged Napoli into second place on goal difference, with Mauro Icardi’s brace either side of a Marcelo Brozovic screamer.“We have an important squad, compared to last year we’ve obviously improved,” Spalletti said in the post-match press conference as cited by Forza Italia.Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.“The important thing is that everyone stays motivated and convinced of being able to make a contribution. If we continue like this it’s clear that it’ll then become visible that we’ve grown in every aspect: quality, personality, without being presumptuous.“It’s not about being an anti-this or an anti-that, it’s about being a strong team. With this form, we can win against anyone. But if we don’t keep up this level, we become the anti-ourselves and we can lose against anyone.”last_img read more


Solskjaer welcomes fantastic Man UnitedArsenal FA Cup tie

Posted On Sep 18 2019 by

first_imgCaretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is relishing the prospect of leading Manchester United out against old rivals Arsenal in the fourth round of the FA CupThe Red Devils booked their spot in the fourth round by defeating Reading 2-0 at Old Trafford on Saturday through goals from Juan Mata and Romelu Lukaku.Solskjaer, who started in United’s semi-final wins over Arsenal in 1999 and 2004 on route to FA Cup glory, believes his players need the challenge of facing top-level opponents.“Fantastic,” Solskjaer told MTV on his reaction to the FA Cup draw.“We need these games. These players need big games to be challenged.”Of course, everyone says we’ve won the last five games but [they have] not been [against] big opposition.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“But you can only beat the teams you play and, for us to get tested and go to the next level, you need those games. And if you want to win the FA Cup, you have to beat everybody.“In the competition, United have claimed seven wins to Arsenal’s six with the other two meetings ending in a draw.Last month, the two sides settled for a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford in the Premier League.#MUFC have been drawn away to Arsenal in the #EmiratesFACup fourth round. The tie will be played between 25-28 January. pic.twitter.com/xnxUvc9qHp— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 7, 2019last_img read more


Know the difference between SEM and SEO

Posted On Sep 14 2019 by

first_imgKeyword bids? Paid search? Semantic URLs? Terms associated with search engine marketing and search engine optimization tend to get tossed around in the publishing world. But SEM and SEO are important tools, helping publishers promote their Web sites through increased visibility in search engine results pages. While some consider SEO and SEM interchangeable terms, SEO is really the first step in search engine marketing, allowing for broad-reaching (usually free) Web site promotion. SEM not only includes SEO tactics but methods for immediately increasing a site’s traffic and visibility through paid inclusion (paid addition of a site to a search engine), paid advertising, and pay-per-click (text-only ads controlled by the advertiser).“I think in the last couple of years, companies were working through the first generation of tactics, but now with more of a track record and advanced analytics that show where traffic is going, they can better target their efforts and look at the business model and ROI of their SEO and SEM activities,” says Dan Weiner, managing director at Red Bricks Media New York, a search and performance marketing agency working with major publishers.Relaunch for SuccessWomen’s business magazine Pink plans to relaunch its site in early December. With this relaunch comes a redesign, which Pink’s digital agency, 360i, will rely on to bolster the magazine’s online prominence through SEO. Pinkmagazine.com’s homegrown CMS is optimized for search, says James Yancey, 360i Atlanta’s managing director, with content indexed more regularly than on other sites. “All of the URL structures on the site are clean,” he says. These “clean,” or semantic, URLs identify a piece of content by its key word and title, instead of just as a series of numbers and letters that normally appear. “While it may look more simplistic in structure, this is actually very technical,” Yancey says. Implementing semantic URLs at relaunch will make it easier for search engines to find content categorically through Pink’s CMS.Multiple Titles, One Domain Next year, Incisive Media plans to redesign its b-to-b vertical markets—legal, commercial real estate and interactive marketing—according to vice president of digital media Alex Kam.Incisive’s URLs, while not semantic like Pink’s, have the additional issue of a single domain structure with multiple titles (New York Law Journal, Legal Times) under the category of law.com. Kam says Incisive is looking to promote individual brands and use semantic URLs to reinforce brand value and user recall. “Using law.com as our legal domain has complicated our ability to build our online brands and hampered our search engine rankings,” he adds. “A smarter URL strategy will create visibility on the search engines, which will generate more user clicks, and therefore more page views.”As far as page navigation is concerned, Weiner says, “Rather than thinking only about navigation from their site’s front page, publishers have to realize that more than 50 percent of readers may be jumping from a Google search box directly into a section deep within the site.” This calls for smart page design—appropriate headers, titles, branding and cross-links on each page, with calls to action made visible, even on deep pages—enabling every page to act as a “home” page.Makes Images “Findable”Many publishers pride themselves on their images and photography, but Google can only read images in html. “Pink has a lot of text images on its site but search engines can’t read them,” says Pink Web editor Taylor Mallory. “Our new site will have images in html format, making them more easily found by search engines.” Monetize PlatformsPink’s offline platforms have a direct effect on page views. “When we do media stuff—TV, radio and events across the country—we see [traffic] really spike,” says founding editor Cynthia Good. Weiner cites two practices for linking offline platforms to your site: 1. Target keywords and ad copy allowing it to “capture” searches driven from those channels; 2. Implement tracking and analytics to measure cross-channel lift. Without this, the  impact may be mixed with other activity and hard to assess.Conde Nast, Hearst and Time leverage search campaigns for subscriptions and traffic to align with ad sales, monetize pages with high CPMs, and drive incremental volume to key programs. Consumer Engagement“While subscription programs drive the purchase of a physical product, many online consumers are looking for content in that same online channel,” Weiner says of publishers that began with subscription programs, but are now expanding to drive traffic to specific content areas. More targeted keywords, like “dating advice,” drive consumers to relevant areas of the site, whereas brand terms like magazine titles work better for subscription acquisitions. Some larger publishers have expanded from paid search to support subscriber acquisitions (to include customer engagement and traffic), and augmented natural search SEO efforts.Kam’s goal is to increase Incisive’s traffic at least 10 percent by 2010. “The more people that come, the more money we make and the more we can invest in search.”last_img read more


Microsofts Edge browser warns you about fake news

Posted On Sep 10 2019 by

first_img Facebook cracks down on fake news Tags Comments Meet the women fighting fake news on Facebook Now playing: Watch this: 8 Photos “The objective is not to preclude access to any news content — an approach that would conflict with our nation’s free speech principles — but rather to empower readers with additional information on the source and reliability of that content as they consume and/or share it,” Tom Burt, Microsoft’s corporate vice president for customer security and trust, wrote in a blog post when it first partnered with NewsGuard last summer.Neither RT nor Mail Online responded to requests for comment. We’ve reached out to NewsGuard regarding the change to Mail Online’s status.Edge, which is shipping as part of Microsoft’s Windows 10 Creators Update, held just over 2 percent of the browser market share in December, according to StatCounter. Google Chrome continued to dominate, with more than 62 percent.First published Jan. 23, at 9:07 a. PT.Update Feb. 1 at 4:58 a.m. PT: Adds that Mail Online’s rating was changed from red to green. Share your voice 3 The mobile version of Microsoft Edge can easily assess how trustworthy news outlets are. Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Microsoft is helping you battle fake news on your phone: Its Edge browser now tells you how reliable sites are.The company started installing the NewsGuard plug-in — which you previously had to download manually — on all mobile versions of the browser, as reported by The Guardian.After turning on news rating in Edge’s settings menu, you can see NewsGuard’s shield icon in the browser’s address bar whenever you visit a news site.  Green indicates a reliable outlet, while red suggests you should be skeptical about what you read.img-4049Phew! Screenshot by CNET “Proceed with caution: this website generally fails to maintain basic standards of accuracy and accountability,” it said of Russian news site RT.You can tap the “the full Nutrition label” to learn more. In RT’s case, NewsGuard noted that it’s “the website of a leading Russian government propaganda effort.” The service highlighted that Mail Online (the website of Britain’s Daily Mail tabloid) has “been forced to pay damages in numerous high-profile cases,” according to The Guardian.Mail Online initially had a red shield, but the BBC reported Friday, Feb. 1, that it was switched to a green one following “discussions with a Daily Mail executive.” However, NewsGuard said the outlet “still failed to gather and present information responsibly.”By contrast, The New York Times got a green rating and the label said it “exerts significant influence on national and international news and public debate.”The plug-in rates sites based on various criteria including repeated publishing of false content, deceptive headlines and methods of gathering information, in addition to revealing the site’s ownership, credibility history and transparency.Clear shields indicate that NewsGuard hasn’t reviewed the site yet, but you can suggest they do easily — just tap the submit option.The company is staffed by trained journalists who “come from diverse backgrounds and have no political axes to grind,” it noted on its site.”We’re delighted to be able to reach millions of people through Microsoft Edge for mobile, giving news consumers more information about the sources of news they see online based on basic journalistic criteria of credibility and transparency,” Gordon Crovitz, one of NewsGuard’s CEOs, wrote in an emailed statement. Internet Services Mobile 1:09 Microsoft Edge Microsoftlast_img read more


Gymnastics Doctors Victims Speak As Houston Resident Simone Biles Says She Was

Posted On Sep 2 2019 by

first_imgThe entire principle of this should be fought – an NDA to stay quiet about this serial monster with over 140 accusers, but I would be absolutely honored to pay this fine for you, McKayla. pic.twitter.com/lsBEgEqZpD— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 16, 2018Raisman also tweeted she will not attend the sentencing hearing “because it is too traumatic.” But an impact letter she wrote will be read in court, she said.Maroney says she suffered years of sexual abuse and “psychological trauma” perpetrated by Nassar, and in December 2016, she reached a settlement with USA Gymnastics. But according to a lawsuit, the agreement included nondisclosure and nondisparagement clauses indicating that neither she nor her parents could reveal confidential details about the contract.That means if Maroney chooses to speak at the sentencing hearing, it could lead to a $100,000 lawsuit. That prompted model and actress Chrissy Teigen to offer to cover the cost of the fine on Maroney’s behalf.Maroney is fighting the terms of the nondisclosure agreement in a lawsuit filed against the United States Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics and Michigan State in December. The New York Times reports the lawsuit claims that Maroney was forced into signing the clauses and confidentiality provisions.Nassar, 54, has admitted to sexually assaulting minors. He has already been sentenced to 60 years in prison for child pornography in a federal case.In November he confessed to digitally penetrating a total of 10 girls between 1998 and 2015. In many cases he convinced his victims it was part of a “special” treatment. Nassar’s admission was part of a plea deal in two Michigan counties, before two different judges.After pleading guilty, the Lansing State Journal reports, Nassar expressed remorse over his actions.“I think this is important, what I’ve done today to help move the community forward and away from the hurting, let the healing start,” Nassar said.“For all those involved, I’m so horribly sorry that this was like a match that turned into a forest fire out of control,” he said.The Michigan attorney general’s office is seeking 40 to 125 years in prison for Nassar. The Associated Press says the maximum represents a year for each of the 125 girls and women who filed reports of abuse with Michigan State University campus police.Ingham County Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina is expected to issue a sentence Friday.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Scott Olson/Getty ImagesLarry Nassar listens to victim impact statements prior to being sentenced after being accused of molesting more than 140 women and girls while he was a physician for Team USA and Michigan State University. Nassar has pleaded guilty in Ingham County, Mich., to sexually assaulting seven girls, but the judge is allowing all of his accusers to speak.Nearly 90 women who allege they were sexually assaulted by a former USA Gymnastics doctor plan to speak about the abuse during a four-day sentencing hearing that started Tuesday.Larry Nassar is accused of sexually abusing more than 140 women and girls as the doctor for Team USA and Michigan State University.He has pleaded guilty in Ingham County, Mich., to seven first-degree sexual assault charges. Before ordering a sentence, the judge in the case is allowing all of his accusers to speak if they want to.The first accuser to speak was not a patient of Nassar’s, but a family friend. In an emotional speech that left several people in the courtroom weeping, Kyle Stephens recounted the trauma of the first time she said she was molested at Nassar’s house and the deep family rift it caused when she told her parents of the abuse and they didn’t believe her.Here’s an excerpt of her testimony, via CNN. Be advised: It contains graphic details of sexual assault.On Monday, Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles added herself to the long list of Nassar’s victims, which also includes gymnastics champions McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas.In a letter posted to Twitter, Biles wrote:“I, too, am one of the many survivors that was sexually abused by Larry Nassar. Please believe me when i say it was a lot harder to first speak those words out loud than it is now to put them on paper. There are many reasons that i have been reluctant to share my story, but I know now that it is not my fault. …“For too long I’ve asked myself, ‘Was I too naive? Was it my fault?’ I now know the answer to those questions. No. No, it was not my fault. No, I will not and should not carry the guilt that belongs to Larry Nassar, USAG, and others.”Moments after Biles’ post went up, Raisman, her former teammate, posted a photograph of the two Olympians holding hands.💪🏻❤ pic.twitter.com/aKf6rApVlb— Alexandra Raisman (@Aly_Raisman) January 16, 2018 Sharelast_img read more


In A Setback For Trump Judge Blocks Keystone Pipeline Construction

Posted On Sep 2 2019 by

first_img Share Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty ImagesShawnee Rae, age 8, among a group of Native American activists from the Sisseton-Wahpeton tribe protesting the Keystone XL Pipeline in Watertown, S.D. in 2015.A U.S. district judge has issued an order blocking construction of the controversial transnational Keystone XL Pipeline until the State Department conducts further study of its impact on the environment.Judge Brian Morris’ 54-page order, issued late Thursday, overturns the Trump administrations’s approval last year of the proposed 1,179-mile pipeline and at least temporarily prevents it from being built.Although the decision does not permanently halt the pipeline’s construction, it nevertheless comes as TransCanada, the Canadian company that owns Keystone, is preparing to start construction in Montana, shipping pipe to various locations throughout the state, the Great Falls Tribune reports.The order stems from a lawsuit filed by the Indigenous Environmental Network and North Coast Rivers Alliance, which alleges that the State Department and TransCanada violated National Environmental Policy Act, or NEPA, the environmental law described in the order as “the basic national charter for protection of the environment.”Since its conception, the pipeline has sparked a backlash from environmentalists and indigenous peoples who say it violates historical treaty boundaries and would bring environmental problems.In August, Judge Morris ruled that the State Department must supplement a more thorough study of potential environmental effects of the pipeline. He had yet to rule on vacating the permit itself.In Thursday’s ruling, Morris wrote that the State Department’s analysis of potential environmental effects fell short of a “hard look” on the effects of current oil prices on the viability of Keystone, cumulative effects of greenhouse gas emissions, cultural resources and potential oil spills.“These omissions require a remand with instructions to the Department to satisfy its obligations under NEPA,” he wrote.Morris also noted that in 2015, during the Obama administration, the State Department denied a permit to build the pipeline, citing environmental effects. At that time, the Department “relied heavily on the United States’s role in climate leadership.”Then came policy shifts in the Trump administration.Under President Trump, the State Department wrote “there have been numerous developments related to global action to address climate change, including announcements by many countries of their plans to do so” since the Obama administration’s decision two years earlier.That statement falls short of a “factually based determination, let alone a reasoned explanation, for the course reversal,” Morris wrote.“An agency cannot simply disregard contrary or inconvenient factual determinations that it made in the past, any more than it can ignore inconvenient facts when it writes on a blank slate,” he continued.The pipeline was first proposed in 2o08. If built, it would transport around 830,000 barrels of crude oil per day from Alberta, Canada, and the Bakken Shale Formation in Montana to facilities near Steele City, Neb.The proposed U.S. portion of the pipeline would run about 875 miles through Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska. Another 1,200 miles would run through Canada.Four days after Trump was sworn into office, he invited TransCanada to resubmit its permit application. He signed an executive order supporting its construction in March of last year.NPR reached out to TransCanada early Friday for comment on the ruling but did not hear back by the time of publishing.“Today’s ruling is a decisive moment in our fight against the corporate polluters who have rushed to destroy our planet,” said Marcie Keever, legal director at Friends of the Earth in a news statement. “Today, the courts showed the Trump administration and their corporate polluter friends that they cannot bully rural landowners, farmers, environmentalists and Native communities.”As NPR’s Jeff Brady and Jason Slotkin have reported, “The oil industry and some labor unions have supported the pipeline, largely for the thousands of construction jobs it would provide. But those jobs are temporary. The State Department has estimated that once built, the pipeline will employ about 35 people.” Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more


India Post to adorn Khadi uniforms

Posted On Aug 31 2019 by

first_imgAfter more than 160 years of establishment of postal services in India, the 90,000 employees (postmen and postwomen) in the country will be attiring the national fabric (Khadi) as their new uniform from February 2018 onwards. Amid much fervour and enthusiasm, Giriraj Singh, the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and Manoj Sinha, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Communications, jointly launched the Khadi uniform for the staff of India Post at a function in Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi on January 29. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfIncidentally, it was also the first time that the Department of Posts in Uttarakhand, wholeheartedly accepted the proposal of Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) Chairman, Vinai Kumar Saxena to adopt Khadi as the uniform of all of its postal employees in the Uttrakhand region in 2016, besides the orders for furniture made by the village industries units of KVIC. This initiative gained the appreciation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his monthly radio programme ‘Mann ki Baat’. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveTaking inspiration from PM’s vision to adopt this fabric, Saxena left no stone unturned to contact several government departments and state governments. And now, the KVIC has found another taker as the Department of Posts, which had recently decided to make Khadi as the uniform for its letter-carriers.Taking attention of KVIC Chairman’s request letter about introducing Khadi dress material for the uniform in all the Post Offices across the country, A K Nanda, Secretary, Department of Posts (Ministry of Communication) said that all the postal circles have been informed about procurement of uniform through KVIC. “Department of Post will give Rs 5000 to each of its employee for purchasing two sets of uniforms in a year. The 90,000 postmen and postwomen would be given two sets of their new outfits,” said Nanda in a statement.The new Khadi uniforms for postmen and postwomen are specially designed by the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) for the Department of Posts. “It is really encouraging for us that KVIC has got this prestigious order to supply the new uniforms for the postmen and postwomen in the country, with a value of the order of approximately Rs 48 crore. This order will certainly increase the income of our artisans,” Saxena said. “It will also catch the attention of other departments to adopt Khadi as their uniform,” he added.It may be noted that each postman/postwoman working for India Post gets an annual uniform allowance of Rs 5,000, and the same amount would be spent on making two sets of clothes to be given to each of them. While the women will be given two pairs of salwar kameez, designed with a chic look – costing Rs 1,700 a pair, the men will be given two pairs of shirts and trousers – each pair costing Rs 1,600. All the uniforms will be made of Khadi fabric and will carry khaki colour.last_img read more


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