first_imgAdvertisement TORONTO, Aug. 21, 2017 – Canadian broadcast and production partner Corus Entertainment, with Entertainment One (eOne) and Cameron Pictures Inc., are pleased to announce that production has begun on the second cycle of Global’s critically-acclaimed drama Mary Kills People. Following a hugely successful first season with praise from critics both in Canada and south of the border, the six-part, one-hour event series will film in and around Toronto into the fall, with the premiere set for winter 2018 on Global.The series’ multi-talented powerhouse team behind the scenes returns, including creator and executive producer Tara Armstrong, executive producers Tassie Cameron and Amy Cameron, along with newly added directors Kelly Makin, Norma Bailey, and David Wellington with Holly Dale as co-executive producer. Also returning to Season 2 is Caroline Dhavernas as Dr. Mary Harris, along with Richard Short as Mary’s sidekick Dr. Desmond “Des” Bennett, and Jay Ryan as Ben Wesley, the undercover cop who was investigating Mary last season. New this season are Canadians Rachelle Lefevre (Under the Dome, Twilight) cast as Olivia Bloom – a mysterious woman with ties to Mary’s past, and Ian Lake (Bitten, Rookie Blue) cast as Travis Bloom, Olivia’s husband.“We are thrilled to partner with eOne and Cameron Pictures Inc. once again to deliver viewers a dynamic second season of this critically-acclaimed, character-driven series,” said Lisa Godfrey, Vice President of Original Content, Corus Entertainment. “Building on the success of the first season, the addition of new cast members and the talented and diverse production team behind the camera, Season 2 seeks to push the boundaries even further. We can’t wait to deliver audiences with emotional and accelerated plot twists and storylines.” Login/Register With: Advertisement “We are so proud of the first season of this remarkable series. Working with our great partners at Global and Cameron Pictures Inc. we can’t wait to start filming the second season that not only ups the ante but adds even more drama for all things Mary,” said Jocelyn Hamilton, President, Canada, eOne Television.In the new season of Mary Kills People, Mary (Caroline Dhavernas) plummets deeper into the criminal world as she searches for a steady supply of pentobarbital, the highly regulated and highly lethal “death drug.” As she becomes more entangled in her illegal work, Mary continues to risk her family and ER doctor career as she tries to keep her worlds separate. But when the mysterious Oliva Bloom (Rachelle Lefevre), approaches Mary and her partner Des (Richard Short) with a lethal request — and when Mary crosses unexpectedly with Detective Ben Wesley (Jay Ryan) — she realizes her secrets can only be hidden for so long.Mary Kills People is produced by eOne and Cameron Pictures Inc., in association with Corus Entertainment, and with the financial participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. The series is executive produced by Tassie Cameron (Ten Days in The Valley, Rookie Blue), Amy Cameron (The Book of Negroes), Jocelyn Hamilton (Private Eyes) and Tecca Crosby (Private Eyes). The series will be directed by Kelly Makin, Norma Bailey and David Wellington with Holly Dale as Co-Executive Producer. Tara Armstrong (Private Eyes) created the series and is executive producer and writer. Additional writers include Tassie Cameron, Morwyn Brebner (Saving Hope), Lara Azzopardi (Backstage) and Marsha Greene (Private Eyes).SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:Twitter:@Global_TV @GlobalTV_PR@CorusPRFacebook:http://www.facebook.com/globaltelevisionInstagram:https://www.instagram.com/globaltv/Global Television is a Corus Entertainment Network.About Corus Entertainment Inc.Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 45 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic Channel, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.About Entertainment OneEntertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Groupand Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks.www.entertainmentone.comAbout Cameron PicturesCameron Pictures Inc. is the new independent production company formed by Canadian Screen Award winning executive producer and showrunner Tassie Cameron and her sister, television executive and award-winning journalist and author Amy Cameron. Tassie was showrunner on the six seasons of Global/ABC hit Rookie Blue and has worked on some of television’s most exciting dramas including Flashpoint, The Eleventh Hour, and Degrassi, and on the CBC adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Robber Bride. She is also an executive producer on Private Eyes, Jason Priestley’s new P.I. series for Corus/Global. Before joining Cameron Pictures, Amy was the executive in charge of production at CBC TV Drama, overseeing the award-winning series Book of Negroes, Heartland and Republic of Doyle. Advertisement Twitter Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

first_imgMONTREAL – An iconic Canadian company with roots in printed telephone directories has shed nearly 18 per cent of its workforce in what may be its final attempt to remain viable in the digital age, says an industry expert.“I think this is it,” said Louis Hebert of the University of Montreal HEC business school.He said Montreal-based Yellow Pages Ltd. has two options — give itself a little breathing room to develop a new strategy or stabilize the organization for a potential buyer.“The alternative to these scenarios is the progressive degradation and bankruptcy or a fire sale,” he said in an interview.Yellow Pages has cut another 500 jobs across the country as it continues to struggle with a shift of consumer preferences from print to digital directories.The company (TSX:Y) said the job losses, which took effect Tuesday, are on top of 300 positions that were eliminated in October 2015.Considerable effort has already been made to transform Yellow Pages, which was founded in 1908, from a publisher of printed directories to a digital model in an era of growing cellphone use.Digital now accounts for 70 per cent of revenues, but even those have stalled and slightly declined of late.Hebert said those type of transitions are risky and the Yellow Pages has shown it has been unable to pull it off, especially in the face of deep-pocketed competitors like Google, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft.“They have the same problem that newspapers or magazines where basically the whole environment has shifted to something else,” he said.Hebert said the turning point was when Bell Canada sold the operations in 2002.“Their bread and butter has disappeared. In fact the whole purpose of Yellow Pages has disappeared.”A revolving door of executives have tried to stabilize the company by moving to digital, but the speed of change of their environment has meant they were always playing catch-up, he said.Yellow Pages chief executive David Eckert said the decision to cut jobs is difficult but “absolutely critical to securing the near-term health of the business while we build a great company that provides excellent opportunities in the future.”“Today’s actions are one element resulting from a comprehensive review of our operating and capital spending, aimed at creating a strong financial basis for stability and growth,” he said in a statement.Yellow Pages said it expects to take a $17-million restructuring charge related to the decision.Company spokeswoman Jolle Langevin said cutting jobs to reduce expenses is one of several measures that have been considered and other moves could still be announced.“Everything is one the table,” she said.Analyst Vahan Ajamian of Beacon Securities Ltd. said investors will be encouraged by the “no nonsense” attitude taken by Eckert in more than three months since being appointed.In addition to cutting costs, he has restructured the company’s debt.“I think those are positive signs but investors have to see what the outlook for the year and then the future holds,” he said.Ajamian said the latest moves could position the company to sell some or all of the business.“That could be what the new CEO’s mandate is,” he said. “There’s definitely talk about selling some of the non-core acquisitions that they’ve made and/or the company as a whole.”In addition to the Yellow Pages print directories, the business is a digital media and marketing company.Its online properties include YP.ca, RedFlagDeals.com, Canada411.ca, 411.ca, Bookenda.com, DuProprio.com, ComFree.com and YP NextHome.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: The Buxa Tiger Reserve (BTR) in Alipurduar district of North Bengal is all set to release 50 sambar deer to guarantee food for the Royal Bengal tigers in the reserve. The deer will be transported from Jaldapara National Park to BTR which is gearing up to introduce 12 Royal Bengal tigers in the reserve, to augment the tiger population there.”We have been bringing in herbivores in phases from different wildlife sanctuaries to boost the food chain ahead of the introduction of the big cats in the BTR. The decision to release the sambar deer is a stride towards that direction,” state Forest minister Binay Krishna Barman said. The BTR authorities have already released 335 deer in the reserve in three phases. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersThe tigers will be brought from the forest reserves in Assam, which have similar flora and fauna as the Buxa forest. “The climatic conditions and the flora and fauna of Buxa match with that of Assam. We have already written to the Assam government for procuring a dozen tigers,” a senior official of the state Forest department said. It has been learnt that the department has consciously decided not to bring in tigers from the Sunderbans mangrove forest, as it has a completely different mangrove ecosystem and it would have been difficult for the animals to survive in the climatic condition at Buxa if they were brought from there. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaMoreover, BTR is located close to Assam’s Manas Tiger Reserve and some experts believe that animals from Manas often come to Buxa using Bhutan as a corridor. Buxa is one of the three forests in India where the National Tiger Conservation Authority has approved the tiger augmentation programme. The BTR is home to smaller cats such as leopards which occasionally surface in the tea gardens nearby. There are also common clouded leopards, jungle cats and fishing cats. The herbivore list includes elephants, Indian gaur, chital, sambars, barking deer and hog deer. The tiger reserve has an area of about 757.9 sq km, of which 390 sq km lies in the core area, with 367 sq km in the buffer zone. The number of tigers in BTR has been often debated by wildlife enthusiasts. While Forest Department officials claimed there were tigers in the reserve, almost no sighting of the big cats raised questions about their presence. The survey of tigers in 2011 based on DNA analysis of scat put the number of tigers at 20.last_img read more

first_imgJabalpur (MP): Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Thursday claimed that Malegaon blast accused and BJP candidate from Bhopal Lok Sabha seat Pragya Singh Thakur stabbed a man in 2001.Thakur’s conduct did not become of a `Sadhvi’ (ascetic or holy woman), the Congress leader said, speaking at a press conference here. “Pragya Thakur has a connection with our Chhattisgarh. Her brother-in-law worked at a warehouse in Bilaigarh (in Balodabazar district),” Baghel said, when asked whether the BJP was playing the ‘Hindutva card’ by fielding her. “She used to carry a knife and stabbed a young man named Shailendra Devagan in the chest with a knife in Bilaigarh in 2001,” Baghel said.last_img

Redshirt-senior running back Jordan Hall (2) uses the referee as a blocker during a game against Florida A&M Sept. 21 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 76-0.Credit: Lantern file photoAfter being passed up in the 2014 NFL Draft and the subsequent free agent signing period, former Ohio State running back Jordan Hall, a Jeanette, Pa., native, has signed a deal to join fellow Buckeye and 2014 first-round pick Ryan Shazier with the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to the team’s website.The 5-foot-9-inch, 190-pound back, a high school teammate of former Buckeye quarterback Terrelle Pryor, spent five seasons at OSU, beginning in 2009.Hall rushed for just 409 yards in his first two seasons in Columbus, but nearly equaled that total in his junior campaign alone, when he rushed for 408 yards on 100 carries in 2011.Prior to his senior season – a season in which many predicted he would be a big factor for the Buckeyes in Urban Meyer’s offense – Hall suffered a foot injury that kept him out of the first couple of contests. Upon his return, he played in just 3 games before suffering a knee injury that ended his season.Hall was granted a medical redshirt for his multiple injuries in 2012, which allowed him to return to the Buckeyes for one last go-around in 2013.Hall made the most of his final season as he played in 13 games, rushed for a career-high 536 yards on 81 carries and scored eight of his 14 career rushing touchdowns for the Buckeyes.Also a kick returner for much of his five-year stint in Columbus, Hall finished his career ranked 12th all-time at OSU in all-purpose yards with 3,486 and third in all-time kickoff return yards with 1,308.The Steelers’ roster already boasts five running backs, including former Michigan State running back Le’Veon Bell, former Oregon back LeGarrette Blount and former Kent State running back and 2014 third-round pick, Dri Archer.According to the Steelers’ website, former Buckeyes Mike Adams, Will Allen, Bryant Browning and Cameron Heyward are with the team, as well as Shazier.It remains to be seen when Hall will actually put on a Steelers helmet, as the team is set to finish its organized team activities tomorrow until the start of training camp in July. read more

first_imgJoe Willock took a swipe at the linesman in Arsenal’s 3-0 third-round win at Blackpool suggesting he denied him the chance to bag an FA Cup hat-trick.Willock,19, bagged a brace before half-time to put the Gunners in control of an entertaining tie.The young midfielder thought he had bagged a treble 10 minutes from time only for it to be ruled out for offside against Sead Kolasinac.“It’s a brilliant day for me on a personal note but I’m proud of how we did as a team as well. I don’t think the scoreline reflects how well we played,” Willock disclosed via FourFourTwo“I always try to get in the box and make myself available for crosses or rebounds, so it was good to get two goals.“The linesman crushed my dreams with the hat-trick but that’s football and hopefully I can get another opportunity soon.Joe Willock, Arsenal, Premier LeagueJoe Willock talks about playing against his childhood idols Manuel R. Medina – September 12, 2019 Arsenal youngster, Joe Willock, explains how he has always admired Luka Modric and how he wants to show he can be one of the best players at his club.“Hopefully the boss keeps believing in me and giving me opportunities. I’m always eager to play, so I’ll always do my best if I’m picked.”Joe Willock goal👦 pic.twitter.com/N3P60xwYB3— Ahmad (@AhmadAWR) January 5, 2019last_img read more

first_img KUSI Newsroom, July 25, 2017 More than 40,000 customers lose power in central San Diego SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — About 46,000 San Diego Gas & Electric customers lost power Tuesday afternoon when an animal came into contact with power lines in North Park. A substation is currently down and we are working hard to repair. Thank you for your patience.— SDG&E (@SDGE) July 25, 2017The blackout occurred when a squirrel came into contact with a transmission line at a North Park utility substation around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, affecting schools, businesses and homes in several central San Diego neighborhoods, according to SDG&E. Power was restored to the majority of customers within an hour and full power was restored just before 3 p.m.Neighborhoods initially affected were: Old Town, Mission Valley, Mission Hills, Kearny Mesa, Tierrasanta, Kensington, Normal Heights, Hillcrest, University Heights, North Park, Chollas Creek, Oak Park, Kensington, Talmadge and West State College. KUSI Newsroom Posted: July 25, 2017 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

first_img KUSI Newsroom Posted: August 23, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, August 23, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego Mesa College announced today the opening of its on-campus support center for current and former foster youth.The Fostering Academic Success and Transitions Center opened Thursday, coinciding with Mesa College’s first week of classes in the fall 2019 semester. The FAST Center offers services such as tutoring, computer access and a food pantry and will serve as a gathering space for youth who have gone through the foster care system.“The number one goal we had in creating this program was to make it extremely difficult to NOT be successful,” FAST Scholars Program Coordinator Sade Burrell said. “The center is a place for students to get the resources they need, whether that includes counseling, tutoring, food, child care, emergency housing and any other need unique to their situation.”Mesa College is the first community college in San Diego County to open an on-campus support center for students in the foster system. Currently, only about one-in-10 foster youth graduate from college and one-third of former foster youth are homeless by age 25. College officials hope the FAST Center will help quell those numbers for students in San Diego.“What this center does is say, we see our foster youth. We see their experiences. We see the unique contributions that they bring to the campus; that we understand the many challenges or systemic barriers that are often placed in their way,” said Ashanti Hands, the college’s vice president of student services. “The message we want our students to hear is: Bring your full self.”The FAST Center will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays. The FAST Center can be reached at 619-388-5895. Mesa College opens on-campus support center for foster youth Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

first_img“Every printed page has been digitally scanned at 1,200-dpi resolution, allowing users to leaf through electronic pages, search, zoom, scroll and print with a sharpness that captures the clarity and quality of the original publications,” National Geographic Global Media vice president Bernice Chu told FOLIO:. National Geographic partnered with software developer Effective UI to produce the enhanced version of the archive. The final product took more than a year and a “substantial investment” to produce, Chu said.For more than a decade, National Geographic argued in court that it shouldn’t have to pay freelancers additional royalty fees associated with the commercial sale of the first edition of “The Complete National Geographic,” which was released in 1997.The DVD-ROM box set will be available at major retailers, and at completenatgeo.com, starting November 1 for $69.95. The hard drive version has been priced at $199.95. After winning a lengthy legal battle over intellectual property rights, National Geographic has re-released “The Complete National Geographic,” a digital archive of the magazine on DVD-ROM and hard drive.A pair of federal appellate courts ruled in favor of National Geographic in June 2008, officially allowing magazine and newspaper publishers to transfer their published archives to digital format and sell them without infringing on the rights of freelance writers and photographers.The enhanced six-disc box set includes digital copies of every issue of the magazine published from October 1888 to December 2008, and features navigation allowing users to search articles, photos, illustrations and advertisements by keyword, date, byline and/or topic. In addition, the magazine has digitized “hundreds” of the magazine’s signature maps.last_img read more

first_imgFull service carrier Jet Airways, is forming a transatlantic venture with Air France-KLM and US carrier Delta Airlines, which is in line with the airline’s plans of global expansion.The joint venture between the three airlines will encompass code-sharing agreements, frequent flyer programmes and other synergies. This would give Jet Airways the access to over 40 points in the United States, which is the biggest air travel market in the world, the Economic Timesreported.The code-sharing agreement will give Jet Airways access to fly to 13 international airports and 10 domestic destinations in the US (via Paris).Later, the carrier will also get access to eight more entry points in the US after the deal with Air France. A Jet Airways spokesperson told the publication that “India and US have an open sky agreement. As a network carrier with international operations, Jet Airways is constantly evaluating opportunities to offer greater connectivity to its guests.”Air France-KLM, Delta Airlines and Alitalia have the world largest transatlantic agreement that offers more than 250 flights daily across America. The Mumbai-based carrier already has code-share agreements with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Delta, which gives it access to 10 entry points in the United States via Amsterdam.Last week, Jet Airways, which had a market share of 16.4 percent in August, announced it would offer seamless connectivity to North America and Europe via Paris as part of its revised winter schedule starting from October 30.Some of the popular destinations that the airline will connect in Europe include Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Birmingham, Copenhagen, Dublin, Frankfurt, Geneva, Madrid, Manchester, Munich, Nice, Oslo, Prague, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Vienna, and Zurich.The Jet Airways stock was trading at Rs. 537.50 at around 10:55 a.m. on Tuesday, down 1.04 percent from its previous close on the Bombay Stock Exchange.last_img read more

first_imgCome celebrate the release of national playwright and Baltimore native, Crystal L. Bass’ sophomore book, Whirlwind, The Sequel!  This red carpet celebration will allow attendees to purchase their autographed-copy of Whirlwind, meet and greet with the author, take part in readings and experience an unforgettable evening of creative arts. The celebration is on August 29 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Hyatt Place Baltimore Inner Harbor, 511 South Central Avenue Baltimore, MD 21202. For more information visit CrystalLBass.com.last_img read more

first_imgBy AFRO StaffIt is a well worn refrain heard during almost every election cycle: `This is the most consequential election of our lifetime.’ But, this time we side with former President Barack Obama, who made the claim during a Democratic rally in Las Vegas, Nevada, Oct. 22, when he said this election is, “more important than any in my lifetime.” Indeed, this is perhaps the most important midterm election in U.S. history, because it can serve as a desperately needed check on a president who seems to grow more erratic and potentially dangerous each day. Donald John Trump has already told more than 5,000 lies in under two years in office according to the Washington Post. And in recent days although it may seem implausible, the Trump lies have been coming even more fast and furious; from totally made up claims that there are “Middle Eastern” people in the midst of a caravan of mostly Hondurans fleeing persecution and violence en route to the United States, to Trump’s absurd claim that Democrats will “buy cars for illegal immigrants,” to the lie that billionaire George Soros is funding the Central American exodus to the United States.Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous. (AP Photo)Record early voting turnout in states like Texas, Georgia and Florida, in which three of the most hotly contested races are for U.S. Senate (O’Rourke v. Cruz), governor (Abrams v. Kemp) and governor (Gillum v. DeSantis), respectively, may indicate enthusiasm is high amongst Republicans and Democrats. The message for this midterm could not be more simple, it transcends all policy debates; vote.Ben Jealous For GovernorBen Jealous began his career in journalism as a reporter for the legendary Black newspaper, the Jackson Advocate. He later became the Advocate’s managing editor, a newspaper located in Jackson, Miss., that had literally been firebombed dozens of times by White supremacists who wanted to quell its voice forever. Jealous moved on to become the director of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), an organization that presides over about 200 Black newspapers around the country and promotes the advocacy mission of the Black Press.In 2008, at age 35, Jealous became the youngest president of the NAACP (after a ferocious battle for that position) taking the chair formerly occupied by Kweisi Mfume. During his time at the NAACP, Jealous championed voter registration, among a myriad of other issues, which resulted in the registration of hundreds of thousands of Americans.The unifying theme that has run through several chapters in Jealous’ journey is fierce advocacy for disenfranchised communities. In Trump’s America, Brown babies are locked in cages, Black athletes are demonized for peacefully protesting police brutality, women who allege sexual abuse are cast aside and called liars and more than a million transgender Americans face the possibility that the term “transgender” could be defined out of existence.If there has ever been a time when American governance needs leaders who will champion the cause of disenfranchised people, not just on the national level, but throughout every region of this nation, that time is now. Jealous is that kind of leader.We acknowledge the popularity of Gov. Larry Hogan throughout the state, including huge swaths of the Black community. Hogan claims he has invested more money in Baltimore City than his Democratic predecessor Martin O’Malley. Hogan also says under his administration there has been more money invested in Baltimore City Public Schools than during O’Malley’s reign. But, Hogan’s detractors would argue blight and violence have seemingly thrived unabated in Baltimore and many of the city’s school children don’t have sufficient heat in the winter, no air conditioning in the summer and still can’t drink from lead contaminated water fountains. Hogan also seems willing to be content with kicking the can down the road regarding the still unresolved HBCU lawsuit against the State of Maryland.Jealous has run far from a flawless campaign in attempting to articulate his progressive vision for Maryland; on the contrary his many gaffes (including the dropping of an F-bomb on the campaign trail) have been unsettling.However, Jealous’ progressive policy prescriptions are needed across much of the state, not just in Baltimore City. There are many rural areas in Western Maryland and on the Eastern Shore, where lack of affordable healthcare and the exploding opioid crisis are wreaking havoc throughout many Maryland communities, which are Hogan strongholds.Maryland needs strong progressive leadership, along with the rest of the country in this time of national emergency with an increasingly lawless president occupying the White House.The AFRO endorses Ben Jealous for governor of Maryland.last_img

first_imgVELLORE: Curtains came down on the three-day annual international engineering and management festival and knowledge carnival graVITas’18 at Vellore Institute of Technology on October 14. Zakwan Ahmed, Outsanding Scientist and Director General (R&M and IMPL), Defence Research and Development Organisation along with Asfaw Dingamo Kame, Ethiopian Ambassador to India took part in the valedictory function and spoke on the occasion and also handed over prizes to students who had won in the various competitions. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfKame was the Guest of Honour at the Valedictory function and handed over prizes to students of Bharathidasan Matriculation School for presenting the best research paper at graVITas. Speaking on the occasion, Kame said that a number of students had come to India to pursue their higher education at VIT as the institution enjoyed the reputation of providing good quality technical education. He said that he felt extremely glad to note that the students were happy in studying at VIT. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveSaurabh Jain, Vice President of PayTM, who was the Guest of Honour, also handed over prizes to students who had won in various competitions along with Kame.Anand A Samuel, Vice Chancellor, presided over the Valedictory function. Pro Vice Chancellor S Narayanan and Registrar K Sathyanarayanan were also present.Arpitha Dutta, student of VIT welcomed the gathering. Devendra Kumar, Convenor of graVITas, Joint Convenors along with Professors K R Prabhu, Govardhanan, Murugan, and Vasudevan were also present. Neha Benny Mathew, student, delivered a vote of thanks. In his address, the Special Guest, Ahmed said that it was a laudable attempt on the part of VIT to conduct graVITas as an event where the talent of the students to create new inventions in the area of life sciences, water, environment and power supply came to the fore. He said that water was most important for life to sustain and the population of India was 18 per cent of the world’s total population, but the water level was very low.The DRDO, Ahmed said, made rockets and missile systems using advanced technologies. They were being implemented through the ‘Make in India’ project using indigenous technology. Skill Development Centres of the DRDO were functioning at Indian Institutes of Technology in Mumbai, Chennai and IndoreWith the valedictory function, the three-day event came to a formal close.last_img read more