Lumiere Textiles delivers fabric even before official opening

Published : 12:00 am  January 24, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,336 views  |  

Lumiere Textiles Ltd., a US$ 15 million Board of Investment-approved investment for the production of knitted fabric in Sri Lanka, successfully commenced delivering fabric for its first set of customer orders in November last year. The garments made out of this fabric will reach the stores of a world-renowned retailer soon.  Read More →


US stage designer to conduct set and costume design workshops

Published : 12:42 am  January 23, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  582 views  |  

Power of Play Ltd. is proud to host Christine Mc Dowell, Stage Designer at Bates College (www.bates.edu) for six weeks in Sri Lanka who will conduct workshops to cover the importance and basics of stage design for theatre practitioners in Colombo, Kandy and Jaffna, in collaboration with Goethe Institut, Colombo and American Corners of Jaffna and Kandy.  Read More →


Kala Pola to celebrate 20th anniversary with innovative new features

Published : 12:42 am  January 23, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  798 views  |  

By Mike Anthonisz Kala Pola, the annual open-air art market initiated by The George Keyt Foundation with the sponsorship of John Keells Holdings, will be hosted for the 20th time this year. Being the 20th anniversary, the organisers have planned this year’s Kala Pola as a two day event – on Saturday, 26 January and Sunday, 27 January 2013.  Read More →


Barfi, Ranbir and Vidya adjudged the best at Filmfare awards

Published : 12:38 am  January 23, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  296 views  |  

In a milestone year that marks the centenary of Indian cinema, Barfi! walked away with seven honours at the most awaited ceremony of the awards season. At the 58th Idea Filmfare Awards, organized at YRF Studio, Andheri, on Sunday evening, Ranbir Kapoor won the prized Black Lady for best actor for his performance as a deaf-mute person in the film. Vidya Balan was adjudged best actress for her performance in Kahaani. This was her fourth Filmfare award. In a black-and-white checked Sabyasachi sari and mangalsutra, with husband Siddharth Roy Kapur by her side, Vidya said her role in Kahaani was the couple’s favourite. Earlier in the evening, as she stepped onto the red carpet, she said she... 


Enigmatic Rahul Gandhi embraces politics in emotive speech

Published : 12:00 am  January 22, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  586 views  |  

JAIPUR: Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi has made an impassioned pitch for change in India’s Grand Old Party, positioning himself as both a proud inheritor as well as a forward-looking leader seeking to address the electorate’s aspirations ahead of the next general election.  Read More →


Resilience and dynamism: How countries survive – and thrive

Published : 12:00 am  January 22, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  477 views  |  

By Lee Howell This month, the World Economic Forum will convene world leaders at its annual meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. The theme this year is Resilient Dynamism, an idea that also shapes the Forum’s forthcoming flagship report, Global Risks 2013. Resilience and dynamism are the qualities that countries most need to thrive in today’s world, but neither is alone sufficient. It is the combination that makes the difference.  Read More →


Helping small businesses to be sustainable can make a huge difference to environment: ACCA

Published : 12:01 am  January 18, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  346 views  |  

Policy makers, regulators and finance professionals must help small businesses adopt sustainable business practices – since their huge environmental impact is currently being overlooked, says ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).  Read More →


2012 was among 10 warmest years in global record: NASA/NOAA

Published : 12:01 am  January 18, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  381 views  |  

Reuters: Last year was among the top 10 warmest in the modern global record, two US climate-watching agencies reported on Tuesday, less than a week after 2012 was declared the hottest ever in the contiguous United States.  Read More →


Black carbon a powerful climate pollutant: International study

Published : 12:01 am  January 18, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  377 views  |  

Reuters: Black carbon, the soot produced by burning fossil fuels and biomass, is a more potent atmospheric pollutant than previously thought, according to a four-year international study released on Tuesday.  Read More →


Emissions limits could cut climate damage by two-thirds: Study

Published : 12:01 am  January 18, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  258 views  |  

LONDON (Reuters): The world could avoid much of the damaging effects of climate change this century if greenhouse gas emissions are curbed more sharply, research showed last week.  Read More →


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