Gautam Gambhir proposes to rename Yamuna Sports Complex in Delhi after Arun Jaitley

first_imgEast Delhi BJP MP and former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir has urged Lt Governor Anil Baijal to rename the Yamuna Sports Complex in Delhi after former finance minister Arun Jaitley.Gambhir wrote to Baijal on August 24, the day Jaitley passed away at AIIMS after prolonged illness, proposing to rename the sprawling complex in his constituency after the BJP stalwart in recognition of his contribution towards nation-building and his love for cricket.The cricketer-turned-politician has also been endeavouring for use of the Yamuna Sports Complex to host international cricket matches.”I am writing this letter to propose to your good self to rename Yamuna Sports Complex situated in my Lok Sabha constituency of East Delhi in the name of eminent lawyer, our great leader and former finance minister, later Arun Jaitley ji,” Gambhir letter to the Lt Governor reads.He said it will be a “humble gesture” and tribute to the Jaitley’s contribution and “incredible” legacy.May he remain in our hearts forever. As a mark of respect to our beloved leader, I hereby propose to rename Yamuna Sports Complex as Arun Jaitley Sports Complex #RiPJaitleySir pic.twitter.com/ooK95RZHiQGautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) August 26, 2019Gambhir, who joined the BJP before the Lok Sabha polls and won the East Delhi seat with a huge margin, was close to Jaitley.In a heartfelt condolence message on the demise of the BJP stalwart, Gambhir had termed him a “father figure” to him.”A father teaches u to speak but a father figure teaches u to talk. A father teaches u to walk but a father figure teaches u to march on. A father gives u a name but a father figure gives u an identity. A part of me is gone with my Father Figure Shri Arun Jaitley Ji. RIP Sir.” Gambhir tweeted soon after Jaitely passed away.advertisementA father teaches u to speak but a father figure teaches u to talk. A father teaches u to walk but a father figure teaches u to march on. A father gives u a name but a father figure gives u an identity. A part of me is gone with my Father Figure Shri Arun Jaitley Ji. RIP Sir.Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) August 24, 2019Jaitely’s last rites were performed with full State honours at Nigambodh Ghat on Sunday.last_img read more

Ameesha Patel reveals how she maintains her enviable figure

first_imgAmeesha Patel made a name for herself in the Hindi film industry with her movie, Kaho na pyaar hai opposite Hrithik Roshan in the year 2000.The actress keeps her fans updated with the current happenings of her life through her social media. Recently she took to her Instagram to reveal how she maintains her enviable curves.She shared some of her videos hitting in hard in the gym. The gram was shared with the caption, “Overhead squats… no pain no gain,” we totally agree.For her gym session, Ameesha chose a black halter neck sports bra over which she wore a hot red ganji and paired it with mini black workout shorts.Ameesha completed her gym attire with a pair of white sneakers and completed her look by tying her hair in a sleek ponytail and looked radiating with her after workout glow.On the work front, the 43-year-old was last seen in the film, Bhaiaji Superhit, sharing screen space with Sunny Deol, Preity Zinta, and Arshad Warsi.ALSO READ | Ameesha Patel in black embellished bikini beats the heat in a pool. See picALSO WATCH | Ameesha Patel’s hot photoshoot for The Manlast_img read more

Marking Sir Brian Urquharts 100th birthday UN honours lifelong servant of we

“Sir Brian’s imprint on the United Nations has been as profound as that of anyone in the Organization’s history,” said Mr. Guterres in a birthday message, adding that as one of the UN’s earliest employees, “he set the standard for the international civil service: principled, dedicated, impartial.”Sir Brian, a British national, was present at the birth of the UN in 1945 and was witness to many of the Organization’s – and the world’s – most historic 20th Century moments. Throughout his four decades of service to the UN, starting as one of its very first staff members and ending as an Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs, he also helped shape history himself.“As an aide to Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld, he helped to define the UN’s scope of action in addressing armed conflict and other global challenges,” Mr. Guterres said, adding that as a close associate of Ralph Bunche, an illustrious figure in his own right, “Sir Brian helped to establish and then propel international peacekeeping into wide-ranging use as a flagship UN activity.”Mr. Guterres said Sir Brian’s commitment to peace was forged in part during the Second World War, where he was among the Allied soldiers present shortly after the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen death camp. “Across the decades, in service to several of my predecessors, he was at the centre of formative global events, from the Congo to the Middle East,” said the Secretary-General. He noted that Sir Brian also wrote extensively about international affairs, definitive biographies of Hammarskjöld and Bunche, as well as highly engaging and insightful sketches of major figures with whom he dealt over the years, prepared for the UN News site.“With warmth, generosity and encouragement, Sir Brian has been an inspirational figure for UN staff and countless young people as they pursued their careers,” stated Mr. Guterres, adding that Sir Brian’s, A Life in Peace and War, should be required reading for all who work for the United Nations and for all who wish to understand the Organization’s work. “Writing in it about the earliest days of his career, Sir Brian noted that ‘We were all optimists… who believed in the possibility of organizing a peaceful and just world,’ said the Secretary-General, adding that Sir Brian maintained that optimism across his life, shaping the United Nations and history itself. “As we mark this milestone, we are grateful for his brilliant and incomparable contributions as a stalwart servant of ‘we the peoples’,” concluded Mr. Guterres.► See also Character Sketches by Brian Urquhart read more

Geoforma helps Delair expand its Mexico offering

first_imgDelair, a supplier of commercial drone solutions to markets including mining, has announced an agreement with Geoforma SA de CV, a provider of UAV sales and support to commercial surveyors in Mexico.As part of the agreement, Geoforma will operate Delair’s first service centres on the ground in Latin America, expanding the company’s international network of sales and support, Delair said.“Delair has made strong inroads into the Latin American market, with a line of commercial UAV platforms aimed at specific markets such as utilities, power, agriculture and farming, mining, construction, transportation and geospatial,” the company said. “Through the expanded agreement with Geoforma, which has provided sales support for Delair for two years, customers in Mexico will have a highly skilled service operation to assist with repair, maintenance, training and operational optimisation.”The service centre is located in Mexico City and will offer certified repair and maintenance services, as well as on-line and call support to Delair customers.Delair worked with Geoforma technicians to certify them on the latest maintenance and repairs processes required to optimise the operations of its UX11 drone. The training took place at Delair’s main manufacturing facility and company headquarters in Toulouse, France.The Delair UX11 UAV, introduced commercially last year, is one of Delair’s top-of-the-line drones. The fixed-wing unit is a hardware-software platform that provides highly accurate images for survey-grade mapping, with on-board processing capabilities and real-time, long-range control via 3G/4G cellular networks or radio links. The platform’s centimeter-level precision, along with its efficient operational characteristics, make it the most cost-effective solution for large area surveying and mapping.Stefanie David, Channel Marketing Manager at Delair, said: “Geoforma has distinguished itself as a highly reliable and service-oriented supplier to commercial drone users in key industries in the Mexico market. Their expertise and professionalism are great assets for us as we expand further into Latin America and it’s important that our customers in this region have access to local expert service and support so we can we minimise downtime when their drones require maintenance or repairs.“Having a team of trained and qualified technicians like Geoforma on the ground in Mexico will ensure a much more efficient service process and reduce the amount of time that our customers’ drones are out of operation due to either routine maintenance or damage from operations.”All of Delair’s solutions are designed to make it easy for enterprises to adopt commercial drones, and support a seamlessly integrated workflow, from hardware to data acquisition services, and data processing software, the company said. This integrated approach enables industrial enterprises to automatically collect the aerial intelligence, analyse it and quickly integrate it into their daily business processes, with immediate return on investment.last_img read more