Gaibandha MP Golam Mostafa passes away

first_imgGaibandha-1 MP Golam Mostafa. File photoGolam Mostafa, Member of the Parliament from Gaibandha-1 constituency, who was seriously injured in a road accident on 18 November, died at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka on Tuesday morning, reports news agency UNB.He breathed his last around 8:00 am, said CMH sources.His first namaz-e-janaza will be held at the South Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad at 12:00 pm, said a PID handout.Earlier, on 18 November, a microbus carrying MP Golam Mostafa along with his two associates on their way to Dhaka, collided with a North Bengal-bound bus in Natiapara in Delduar upazila of Tangail on Dhaka-Tangail Highway.The MP and his two associates — Shahjahan and Manjur – were severely injured in the incident.The injured were first taken to Mirzapur upazila health complex and later shifted to Tangail general hospital.As his condition deteriorated, he was admitted to CMH in Dhaka where he succumbed to his injuries today.Golam Mostafa was elected MP on 22 March this year after death of former MP Manzurul Islam Liton.Prime minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock at the death of MP Golam Mostafa.The prime minister also prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed her deep sympathy to the bereaved family.Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury have expressed profound shock at the death of the lawmaker.last_img read more

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Bangladeshis make New York City stronger every day

first_imgActing commissioner Bitta Mostofi of New York City Mayor’s Office,Bitta Mostofi said that Bangladeshis are making the New York City stronger every day.In an email interview with Prothom Alo North America, the commissioner said New York City is home to over 80,000 Bangladeshi New Yorkers. As business owners, community leaders and cultural heralds, Bangladeshi residents make the city stronger every day.Acting commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs Bitta Mostofi, on behalf of the Office of Mayor, responded to the questions sent by Prothom Alo. She said New York has always been a city of immigrants, and for generations, diverse people from around the globe have come to New York to make a better life for themselves and their families.“New York is the greatest city in the world because of the diversity of skills and experiences that New Yorkers bring from all corners of the world. The City of New York stands with our Bangladeshi immigrant community at a time when the federal government is targeting and demonising immigrants,” read the emailed response, to a question as to how the mayor, being the leader of one of the largest cities in the world, does value the diversity of New York City.In response to the question drawing her attention towards the fear of deportation, hate crimes and other situations which the Bangladeshi New Yorkers often pass through, the emailed response referred to a Mayor’s letter.An excerpt of the letter is following: “Today, more than a third of our residents are immigrants, and it is clear that they are our city’s past, present, and future. Our history has shown time and again that a united city is a strong city, and we will not let outside voices dictate the future of New York or lead us down a path of fear and discrimination.”The City of New York, often called New York City or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States. With an estimated 2017 population of 8,622,698 distributed over an area of about 784 square kilometres, New York City is also the most densely populated major city in the United States.Bill de Blasio is the 109th mayor of New York City. Prior to his assumption of the mayoralty, he served as New York City’s public advocate from 2010 to 2013.He was elected mayor of New York City in the landslide 2013 election and retained his office in 2017 another landslide election.Bitta Mostofi also said that in New York City, Bengali is the sixth-most spoken language and the Mayor’s office of Immigrants Affairs (MOIA) has been recruiting Bengali-language volunteers in the Bronx and in Queens.“Through our volunteer program, New Yorkers help MOIA’s mission of promoting the well-being of immigrant communities, serving as organizers, interpreters, and English-language facilitators. Currently, we have 12 Bengali-speaking volunteers, and we have another Bengali-language volunteer training coming up in June,” read the emailed response.The emailed response also added that according to data from the American Community Survey, the top 5 occupations for Bangladeshi New Yorkers are: taxi drivers and chauffeurs; cashiers; retail sales persons; waiters and waitresses; and customer service representatives.The mayor office said Bangladeshi New Yorkers should know that City services are available regardless of immigration status, including free legal support and IDNYC and requested Bangladeshi immigrants to call 311 for more information on services and resources for immigrant New Yorkers.*The article originally published in Bangla is rewritten in English by Mushfique Wadudlast_img read more

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SelfHealing Phones Try Roads That Fix Themselves

first_imgSeptember 16, 2014 Poor road conditions are the bane of drivers. In the U.S., 14 percent of the major roads and highways are in poor condition, according to national transportation research group TRIP. And driving on those cracked, pothole-riddled roads costs drivers a pretty penny: $94 billion a year in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs (about $444 per motorist).Repairing roadways is neither fast or inexpensive. So wouldn’t it be great if, instead of regular asphalt, roads could be made from some compound that can automatically fix and fill in those pesky cracks and holes? Think of LG’s G Flex smartphone with the “self-healing” backside, just on a much larger scale.One Dutch civil engineer thinks he has the answer. Erik Schlangen, from Delft University in the Netherlands, has developed a stronger type of asphalt that, he says, can “heal” itself when heat is applied.Related: Want to Run Faster? This Old-School Concept Might Hold the Answer.Schlangen mixed basic asphalt with strands of steel wool. He discovered that the mixture essentially heals itself of imperfections when subjected to microwave heat (when hot, the steel melts and mixes up the sticky bitumen in the asphalt, leaving a smoother surface as it cools). Watch Schlangen’s TED talk during which he demonstrates the new asphalt concoction:Related: Engineers Are Developing Tech That Could Make Airplanes More HumanBut as expensive as traditional road repair can be, heating up roadways with giant microwaves doesn’t sound very practical either. Schlangen, however, has developed a special vehicle that can heat up the road surface by passing induction coils over it. He says roads made of his steel wool-infused asphalt would require heating approximately every four years to fix and prevent potholes. Dutch officials have apparently backed Schlangen’s project and estimate that roads like these could save the country as much as $116.5 million annually.Anything that keeps my wheels on level ground and saves me money at the same time sounds like a worthwhile innovation to me. Related: A Panic Button and No Steering Wheel: A Look at Google’s First Self-Driving Car This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 2 min readcenter_img Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

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Clients can save up to 1000 with ACVs Top Picks EBB

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by Tags: Air Canada Vacations Clients can save up to $1,000 with ACV’s Top Picks EBB Sharecenter_img MONTREAL — Air Canada Vacations’ new Top Picks brochure, highlighting top-selling resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean, comes with an early booking bonus worth up to $1,000 per family.The promotion runs through June 30 and includes value-adds like ACV’s new CareFree Plan, offering free seat selection, year-round Price Drop Guarantee, StormGuard protection and a $50 waiver on administration change fees. ACV pegs the value of the CareFree Plan at about $339 in savings. For a limited-time CareFree costs $49 per person, plus it’s commissionable at 5%.With ACV’s Price Drop Guarantee clients get up to $800 cash back per couple if the price of a package drops after booking. The Price Drop Guarantee offer ends Oct. 31 and is applicable to Groups.With the ACV&ME loyalty program, travel agents who book hotels, cruises and groups will receive 600 points per room for packages of 7+ nights; 400 points per room for packages of 3-6 nights; 600 points per stateroom for Air & Cruise packages; and 300 points per passenger for Group bookings. ACV&ME Points can be redeemed for Aeroplan Miles, travel vouchers or Visa gift cards. Travelweek Group Wednesday, June 14, 2017 last_img read more

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