Fire breaks out inside plastic factory none injured

first_imgKolkata: A fire broke out inside a plastic factory in Bengal’s North 24-Parganas district on Sunday afternoon. However, no one was injured in the blaze. The fire broke out inside a plastic chair factory in Jagaddal’s Madral area at around 2.30 pm. Some parts of the factory were gutted.Locals spotted smoke billowing out of the factory and reported the matter to the fire brigade. An employee was inside the factory when it caught fire. The locals rescued him immediately after the fire broke out. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe incident triggered tension among the locals as the factory is situated in a congested area.After being informed, police reached the spot and cordoned off the entire area.It was difficult for the fire fighters to get inside. The fire spread quickly as inflammable materials were stored in the premises. The locals informed the police that a huge amount of inflammable materials were kept inside the factory which had aggravated the situation further. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed A total of three fire tenders were pressed into service to control the blaze. The fire was brought under control within one and half hours but some pockets inside the factory were burning till 4.30 pm on Sunday. The cause of the fire and the extent of the damage are yet to be ascertained.According to preliminary investigation, the fire officials suspect that an electrical short circuit might have caused the fire. The fire department officials suspect that the factory had no proper fire fighting system. The police and fire officials are also probing if the factory had fire clearance. According to a senior police of Barrackpore, steps would be taken against the owners if it is found that it had no fire clearance. A detailed probe has been initiated.last_img read more


Tips on age management

first_imgAnjali Hooda Sangwan, consultant, Obesity, Metabolic medicine and Clinical Nutrition, New Delhi suggests these fitness mantras to keep the age clock at bay. These good-life rules are a must for every person who is in their mid-30’s and wants to have a fit lifestyle. The thumb rule is to ‘Seek good company, eat right to balance hormones and exercise’.She implies the changing dietary patterns of the body, and how they change with age, reflecting on the need to cut down on gluten and dairy products. According to her, as age advances, the body metabolism has difficulty in processing heavy calories and gluten as they are particularly hard to digest. So one should avoid having foods rich in calorie and gluten and should rather take easily digestible food grains like ragi, jowar and quinoa. Wheat and rice are not recommended as they spike insulin. Excessive sugar increases body insulin levels and is also very hard to metabolize with age. Anjali recommends natural sugar supplements like dates and figs as a better and healthier alternative.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Along with abstaining from high calories, one must take ample amounts of nutritious nuts, seeds, fruits, vegetables, both plant and animal based proteins to balance the hormonal levels of the body. Not only a balanced diet, but a person needs a long term sustenance plan as body muscles age with a person’s age. Proper training under the supervision of a professional trainer is required to plan out a proper regime. As they say, for a healthy life, the combination of mind, body and soul should work in perfect tandem. One must seek the company of positive people to life their spirits and engage in hobbies like Sudoku to keep the brain healthy. Complimenting the natural diet with supplements is a must as the body needs calcium, Vitamin D and fish oil in the right amount, especially in women where loss in calcium is a common phenomenon with age.With all the routine and regime taken care of, a regular health check is mandatory. One must have regular visits to the doctor and get appropriate cancer screening test like pap smears and mammogram done on time along with keeping regular tabs on blood-pressure.last_img read more


7Eleven Now Delivers to Parks and Beaches

first_img 2 min read June 25, 2019 Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. Convenience store chain 7-Eleven really wants you to use its 7NOW smartphone app to buy some snacks or groceries and have them delivered. So much so that those deliveries can now be made to public locations that don’t have a traditional address.If you’re sitting in a park, on a beach, at a sports field, or some other public entertainment venue in the US, chances are good 7-Eleven will now deliver to you. The store chain has setup thousands of 7NOW Pins, which cover the most popular public destinations and allow you to get a Slurpee or a Big Gulp delivered to them within 30 minutes.Gurmeet Singh, 7-Eleven chief digital, information and marketing officer, explained, “Our mission is to redefine convenience by becoming a customer obsessed, digitally enabled company … 7NOW Pins makes convenience more convenient, by keeping customers in the moment, whether at a game, in the park or enjoying the sun on the beach. Our customers asked for it and we are delivering!”To entice you to try the app, the first three deliveries are completely free as long as you place your trio of orders within the first 30 days of signing up. Over 3,000 items can be delivered including the chain’s famous drinks, pizza, ice cream, mobile gadgets, and even alcohol depending on your location and age. In total, 27 metro areas are covered including Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Colorado Springs, Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Norfolk, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa, Virginia Beach and Washington DC.If you’d like to give the public delivery service a go, or just want the app a tap away for a hot summer’s day in the park, it’s available for iOS and Android devices. Just be aware that ordering pizza and beer while watching a game or relaxing on a hot beach is likely to be far too convenient and enjoyable to do just once. This story originally appeared on PCMag Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer Listen Nowlast_img read more


Hurricane Lane now a Category 5 Hawaiian islands brace themselves

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Share Source: The Associated Press Hurricane Lane now a Category 5, Hawaiian islands brace themselves Tags: Hawaii Wednesday, August 22, 2018 HONOLULU — Hawaii residents rushed to stores to stock up on bottled water, ramen, toilet paper and other supplies as they faced the threat of heavy rain, flash flooding and high surf as a strengthening hurricane continued to churn toward the state.On Tuesday night, the National Weather Service announced that Hurricane Lane had become a Category 5 hurricane, which means that it is likely to cause catastrophic damage with winds 157 mph or above. The hurricane is about 500 miles (804 kilometres) southeast of Honolulu.Earlier Tuesday, the weather service issued a hurricane warning for Hawaii island and a hurricane watch for Oahu, Maui and other smaller islands, meaning tropical storm-force winds, excessive rain and large swells could arrive starting Wednesday.Hurricane Lane “is forecast to move dangerously close to the main Hawaiian islands as a hurricane later this week, potentially bringing damaging winds and life-threatening flash flooding from heavy rainfall,” the weather service’s Central Pacific Hurricane Center warned as it got closer to the state.More news:  Universal enhances popular Harry Potter vacation package with new perksThe storm had been moving west, but it is expected to turn northwest toward the state Wednesday. There’s uncertainty to Lane’s path – whether it moves north or south, meteorologist Gavin Shigesato said.“It is much too early to confidently determine which, if any, of the main Hawaiian islands will be directly impacted by Lane,” the weather service said.But the hurricane centre said the storm will move very close to or over the islands from Thursday through Saturday. Even if the centre of Lane doesn’t make landfall, the islands could be walloped with rain and wind.Public schools on the Big Island and in Maui County are closed Wednesday until further notice.Hawaii Gov. David Ige is allowing non-essential state employees on the Big Island and Maui to go on administrative leave from Wednesday to Friday as Hurricane Lane approaches. Employees on Hawaii and Maui islands who work in disaster response as well as in hospitals and prisons are required to report to their jobs, the governor said.last_img read more


ACTA accepting nominations for 2019 ACTA Air Canada Awards

first_imgACTA accepting nominations for 2019 ACTA Air Canada Awards Share TORONTO — Nominations are now being accepted for the ACTA Air Canada Awards, which showcase the accomplishments and dedication of ACTA members.The awards will be given to those who have proven their excellence across a broad range of categories. Recipients will be selected by a panel of jurors appointed by ACTA, and will be honoured at an awards ceremony held at Travel MarketPlace, in Toronto, on June 12.The six categories are:Leisure Travel Agent: Recognizes a travel agent who shows versatility, innovation and has extensive knowledge of many travel options available to their clients. This individual has exemplary customer service skills, the ability to keep the client excited about planning their dream holiday, and always delivers.Corporate Travel Agent: Recognizes a travel agent who delivers excellent service to clients, living up to expectations and demands in a timely and efficient manner. This individual must have an excellent understanding of client’s needs from a global perspective, including transportation, destination knowledge, policies, visas, and many other travel requirements.Tomorrow’s Leader: Recognizes a young professional who shows potential as a leader of our industry. The individual will have a keen interest in issues that influence the future of travel and is a role model for other young professionals.Maguire-Wamsley Award: Recognizes the individual who achieves the highest combined mark on the ACTA Certified Travel Manager (CTM) exam and case studies, who also works in an ACTA member agency.Ches Chard Award: This award was established in memory of Ches Chard, who played a key role in developing numerous educational programs within the industry and was instrumental in establishing the first travel school in the Atlantic Provinces. The recipient will be an individual, a travel agency or a group of travel agencies that has demonstrated a significant commitment to professionalism, education and training and excellence in human resources management.Gerald Heifetz Trailblazer Award: This award was established in memory of Gerald Heifetz, who established many of the laws that currently govern the Canadian travel and airline industry. He was also instrumental in the foundation of ACTA and CITC. The recipient will be an individual or organization who in the most recent year has had a significant and positive impact on the role, status and sustainability of the Canadian Travel Industry.More news:  Sunwing ready to launch Mazatlán-Quebec City direct this winterBusinesses or individuals can nominate themselves or others for consideration using the Nomination Form, which can be downloaded here: https://sp2.img.hsyaolu.com.cn/wp-shlf1314/2031/IMG10854.jpg” alt=”last_img” /> read more