73rd Independence Day celebration at Kalimpong 2019

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Kalimpong West Bengal Indai,Independence Day 15th August is being celebrated with great fervour here as it is held as a two-day affair here for many years.

A total of 24 schools took part in this year’s parade. They presented the salute on the Mela Ground in Kalimpong. Kalimpong Municipality Chairman Rabi Pradhan graced the occasion as the chief guest and took the salute.

“What Dussehra is in some places and Diwali in others, Independence Day celebrations is the same in Kalimpong. It heralds in the festive season. From early days, Kalimpong has been known for the two-day long celebrations. From restaurants to garment stores, everything remains packed as Kalimpong gears up to celebrate Independence Day,” a local resident said.

On August 16, marching band display competitions and cultural shows will be held along with a football tournament final.

Nordic & Baltic GPS – Online digital yellow pages for business

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A part Danish-owned company is making waves in the world of GPS mapping.

Nordic GPS, which was started by a group of IT workers in November last year, is using a combination of panoramic photography and drone technology to map everything from the inside of buildings to large cities.

The founding members share a range of expertise in a number of areas: from the production and design of websites to producing GPS rendering projects for municipalities, cultural landmarks, and institutions.

Aiding virtual visits
Nordic GPS’s long-term goal is to map both Scandinavia and the Baltic region, according to its spokesperson.

“We have a goal to create accurate panoramic maps of cities,” he told the Copenhagen Post Weekly. “Creating virtual communities that people can visit virtually before they visit naturally.”

Along with the mapping, The newly founded company is also providing training opportunities to various young people in Denmark who wish to pursue a career in surveying.

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In memory of Her Excellency Sushma Swaraj King of Bhutan offered prayers.

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7 August 2019: His Majesty The King offered prayers and a thousand butterlamps at Simtokha Dzong this morning, in memory of Her Excellency Sushma Swaraj, the former External Affairs Minister of India. Her Excellency passed away in Delhi last evening.

Upon the Royal Command of His Majesty The King, special prayers were performed at Simtokha Dzong. His Majesty also sent messages of condolences to Her Excellency’s family, and to the government of India.

Shrimati Sushma Swaraj served as Minsiter of External Affairs of India from 2014- 2019 and worked closely with Bhutan. Throughout her tenure, Her Excellency has been a friend of Bhutan, and contributed to strengthening the relations between our two countries. She was well loved, as an exemplary leader embodying grace, dignity, and strength.

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Visit Walkable Vilnius – Commercial

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Van Jones on Kamala Harris’ debate performance: A star was born

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Van Jones on Kamala Harris’ debate performance: A star was born.

CNN’s Gloria Borger and Van Jones praise Sen. Kamala Harris for her performance in the second night of NBC’s Democratic presidential debate.

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If Harris win it will be less of a “debate” with Trump. But, more like Trump being drilled on the witness stand by Perry Mason. Lol
Kamala won tonight hands down but MSM needs to back off the uncalled for attacks on Bernie… A hologram really? Bernie has been on message since before most of you had a career.

How Are You Standing Up For President Donald Trump?

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Lil Nas X treats Ohio schoolchildren with special show

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Lil Nas X treats Ohio schoolchildren with special show after their performance went viral

A video of Lander elementary school students singing Lil Nas X’s track Old Town Road clocked up millions of views on social media. After seeing the infectious clip, the rapper decided to treat the children to a show in their school gymnasium. Their reaction speaks for itself.

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Trump’s in-plain-sight embrace of Russia gets obscured by the Trump news avalanche. But long before running for president, Trump relied on Russian money. Trump also consistently defends Russia and attacks U.S. officials investigating Russia.
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Golden Buzzer: Kodi Lee – America’s Got Talent 2019

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Isolated Italy excluded from EU top jobs race, faces pressure over debt

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Isolated Italy excluded from EU top jobs race, faces pressure over debt.

Italy risks a rude awakening in the race for top European Union jobs as it faces growing isolation after eurosceptic nationalists in its ruling coalition won big in last week’s European Parliament elections.

Far-right Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, emboldened by the election outcome, called on Tuesday (28 May) for radical reforms of EU economic policy that would entail a relaxation of fiscal rules and a new mandate for the European Central Bank that, he said, should guarantee public debts.

But his calls faced a tough reality check at EU headquarters in Brussels where there is no appetite for loosening fiscal discipline to placate eurosceptic populists in member states.

Instead, the EU is bound to increase its pressure on Rome over its failure to comply with fiscal rules.

The executive European Commission will send a letter on Wednesday to the Italian government asking for clarifications on its expanding debt, an EU official said.

With no moves from Rome to comply with EU rules that require a reduction of large debts, Brussels is likely next week to launch a long legal battle with Italy that could lead to unprecedented financial sanctions in the long run.

Investors, however, would not wait until fines are imposed before making decisions over Italian assets, as shown by a quick fall in Italian banking stocks and a rise in Italian bond yields after news of the tougher EU stance circulated on Monday.

Undeterred by the markets’ reaction, Salvini insisted on Tuesday that Italy needed broad tax cuts, dismissing EU fiscal constraints as obsolete.

Uphill path

To achieve his ambitious objectives in Brussels, however, he would need support from EU leaders, a large majority in the EU parliament and at least a top EU job to steer reforms. But he is expected to get none of them.

For a change to the ECB’s mandate, the backing of all 28 EU leaders is needed – a tough task for a eurosceptic government with few friends in Brussels, an EU official said.

The eurosceptic bloc in the European Parliament can count on no more than a quarter of its 751 seats, a goal Salvini himself set for the grouping that is still in the process of being formed – and now counts less than 60 deputies.

Italy is also virtually excluded from the race for top EU executive jobs that started on Tuesday with a summit of EU government leaders and should end in the coming weeks with the selection of the new head of the executive commission, the president of the EU leaders’ council and the chair of the ECB.

“Italy is isolated. When you shout, scream and insult, then you remain alone and results are very modest,” said Antonio Tajani, the centre-right Italian president of the EU parliament – another top job up for grabs following the election.

While EU leaders held a flurry of bilateral meetings on Tuesday to start deliberations on the bloc’s new leadership, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte was flying to Brussels. “No one-to-one meetings are planned,” one of his aides said.

After years of over-representation, filling three of the EU top six posts with Tajani, Mario Draghi at the ECB and Federica Mogherini at the EU diplomatic service, Italy – the euro zone’s third largest economy – could now be frozen out of all of them.

Far from bringing about a change in the ECB mandate, Italy risks having no representative at all in the board of the monetary policy-making body for the first time in its history after Draghi’s departure on 31 October.

Italy would need the backing of a large majority of euro zone finance ministers to have a new ECB board member appointed – which is unlikely unless Rome proposes a non-party technocrat, an EU official said.

 

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