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first_imgA bogus charity collector behind a Santa con was a SCHOOLBOY, Donegal Daily can reveal.Gardai had been investigating incidents in pubs in Bundoran on Sunday in which a man dressed in a Santa suit was collecting money for the RNLI.But after the story was first revealed on Donegal Daily, Gardai acting on a tip-off spoke to a teenage schoolboy about the incident. It’s understood the boy will be cautioned about his behaviour and has agreed to hand over his ill-gotten gains so they can be given to the RNLI in Bundoran. REVEALED: BOGUS SANTA WAS TEENAGE SCHOOLBOY was last modified: November 20th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bundoranREVEALED: BOGUS SANTA WAS TEENAGE SCHOOLBOYlast_img read more



first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Confession time… I love to bake pies but I hate making crust. If I bring a pie, my little dark secret is that the crust either came from Pillsbury, Marie Callender or Pies from The Heart. Our family loves fresh strawberry, strawberry rhubarb, raspberry and cherry. What’s your favorite? A few years back, Schwans’ Consumer Brands (a.k.a. Mrs. Smith’s) did a pie survey. When asked what are your top three favorite kinds of pie, the 2011 survey said in descending order: apple, pumpkin, chocolate crème, cherry, apple crumb, pecan, lemon meringue, blueberry and peach.Pie has some interesting history. The American Pie Council states that the word pie appeared in the Oxford dictionary in the 14th century, but pie goes back as far as ancient Egyptians. The first pies were often cooked in an inedible “crust” and were primarily just used to hold the filling in as it baked. The first published recipe was for a rye crusted goat cheese and honey pie by the Romans. Early pies in 12th century England were made in “coffyns” that were more crust than pie, were mainly meat pies and often had legs sticking over the edge to use as a handle as well.Fruit pies or pastries first appeared toward the end of 1500s. Early American pies were baked in long narrow pans often referred to as “coffins” as their English ancestors. These coffins were similar to those first pies, in that they often were not eaten. Thank goodness by the American Revolution they decided to rename the coffins, crust! I don’t think that pie would have progressed into the American pop culture and trendy dessert of today if they were still referred to as coffins. Pies have even played major roles in movies such as American Pie, Shane, Blazing Saddles, Waitress and Labor Day. And, you may want to check out my favorite pie scene in a movie — the chocolate pie scene in The Help.The art of pie baking is often passed from generation to generation. No one knows this better than Cindy Kaelber, with Pies from The Heart. She has been baking pies for over 30 years and got her first taste of pie baking with her grandmother. Her grandmother learned when her (mother-in-law) Grandma Millie shared the love with her. Cindy said her grandmother’s pies were fantastic. She made pies at a large Columbus restaurant and later made fresh pies every week for family dinners after church.Cindy has continued to share her art with her own daughter-in-law, Kym, also a partner in Pies from The Heart, and her grandchildren. Cherry pie has a special place in Cindy’s heart because it was the first pie she learned to make in junior high and it was also her Grandfather’s favorite. Her family’s favorite is a brown sugar crème pie she used to make when her family milked Jerseys.Pies from The Heart debuted at Leeds pumpkin farm in 2004. Fan favorites include buckeye, apple and mixed berry along with more than 10 flavors such as key lime and chocolate crème can be special ordered or sampled on fall weekends at the Leeds farm. Pies from The Heart bakes 700 to 800 pies every year.Cindy’s three secrets to pie baking:1. Keep the crust ingredients as cold as possible2. Don’t overmix (and I add a little salt)3. Always use fresh ingredients.Every day, anytime, is a perfect opportunity to enjoy a slice of pie whether you eat it cold, warm, á la mode, breakfast, lunch or dinner. As if we needed more reasons to eat pie, special pie eating occasions occur in February (National Pie month), Jan. 23 (National Pie Day), Feb. 20, (National Cherry Pie Day, of course because of George Washington) or even National Pi () day on March 14. On your next pie holiday be sure to enjoy a slice and share an American icon with a friend, coworker or “hometown hero.”Eat well and healthy!Shelly Cindy & Grandma’s Pie Crust Recipe Pies from the Heart, Cindy Kaelber4 cups flour1 Tbsp. salt2 cups Crisco (when we farmed, I used lard!)1 ½ cups cold water (w ice)1 egg Cut Crisco or lard into flour/salt mixture until pea sized pieces. Mix egg with water (remove the ice). Pour over mixture and mix until dough forms. Don’t over mix. Cindy Crawford’s Strawberry-Rhubarb PieThis recipe, originally from Saveur magazine, is one that supermodel Cindy Crawford makes in her Malibu home all the time…and it’s one of her husband Rande’s favorite things.  2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon salt2/3 cup vegetable oil6 tablespoons cold milk1 1/4 cups plus 2 teaspoons sugar1/3 cup all-purpose flour1/4 teaspoon nutmeg1/4 teaspoon cinnamon3 cups halved strawberries2 cups thinly sliced rhubarb2 tablespoons butter, cut up2 teaspoons milk  To make crust, preheat oven to 400°. Mix flour and salt. Measure oil and milk together—don’t stir. Add to flour. Make crust on wax paper. To make filling, mix sugar, flour, nutmeg and cinnamon. Add fruit, stirring to coat. Can set aside in fridge and then drain later. Note: If adding blueberry or peach, add lemon zest. Fill crust with filling. Scatter butter. Add top crust. Pinch edges and ventilate the top. Brush with milk. Sprinkle sugar on top. Bake on cookie sheet for 50 minutes. Can cover edge with tinfoil if cooking too fast. Allow to cool 1 hour before serving.  Double-Crust Chicken Pot Pie Southern Living Mama’s Double-Crust Chicken Pot Pie takes a little more time, but it’s definitely worth the wait.  1/2 cup butter2 medium leeks, sliced 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 (14.5-oz.) can chicken broth 3 cups chopped cooked chicken 1 1/2 cups frozen cubed hash browns with onions and peppers 1 cup matchstick carrots 1/3 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper 1 (14.1-oz.) package refrigerated piecrusts Vegetable cooking spray  Preheat oven to 375˚. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add leeks, and sauté 3 minutes. Sprinkle flour over leeks, and cook, stirring constantly, 3 minutes. Whisk in chicken broth, and bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Remove from heat; stir in chicken and next 5 ingredients.Fit 1 piecrust into a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate; spoon chicken mixture into piecrust. Place remaining piecrust over filling; fold edges under, sealing to bottom crust, and crimp. Cut 4 to 5 slits in top of pie for steam to escape. Place pie on a jelly-roll pan.Bake at 375° on lower oven rack 50 minutes. Coat top of pie with cooking spray, and bake 5 minutes or until filling is bubbly and crust is golden brown. Remove from oven, and let stand 15 minutes. Makes 6-8 servings. Butterscotch Pie Paula Deen 1 1/2 cups brown sugar1/2 cup all-purpose flour1 tablespoon cornstarch1/2 teaspoon salt4 cups milk2 egg yolks, lightly beaten2 tablespoons butter2 teaspoons vanilla extract1 (9-inch) pre-baked pie shell2 Tbsp. butterscotch bits, optional1 cup heavy cream1/4 cup powdered sugar  In a large saucepan over medium heat, add sugar, flour, cornstarch and salt. Slowly add milk, constantly stirring until it thickens.In a separate bowl temper 2 egg yolks by whisking in a small amount of hot mixture to bowl. Whisk in the eggs and add the butter and vanilla. Allow to cook for a few minutes.Pour into a dish and refrigerate, allowing to cool. When ready, fill pie shell with butterscotch mixture.Whipped Cream: Using a hand mixer, whip together the heavy cream and sugar until light and fluffy. Cover butterscotch pie with whipped cream and garnish with butterscotch morsels.last_img read more

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How Mind-Controlled Games Work – And Why It’s Way, Way Bigger Than That

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#CES 2013#games#science The Muse booth was never short on fascinated onlookers, and I was happy to get my chance. Once inside, I was rigged up with a Muse headband, which wrapped comfortably around my forehead and tucked behind my ears. It required a bit of fidgeting, the Muse didn’t like my hair getting in the way of its conductance or my freakishly small ears, but then we were off and running. Seated in a low-slung chair, I was handed an iPhone running the headset’s companion app and instructed to watch the TV screen in front of me.Moving The Heavens And The EarthIn the first exercise, a sun and a moon appeared on opposite sides of the screen. My job was to merge them. And with no controller to speak of, that meant getting my brain to cooperate – easier said than done. The faster I could concentrate and arrive at an attentive, beta wave-rich state, the faster the sun and moon would overlap. I tried a few quick tricks to rein in my thoughts with little luck, like repeating a line from a poem I’d just read in my head over and over. The sun and moon didn’t budge, so I started counting every time one of the animated wavy lines between the two orbs hit a precise spot on the screen. The heavens moved, literally – seconds later, the sun and moon had overlapped into a virtual eclipse. In another game, my brainwaves powered an auditory feedback system. When I was chilled out, the beat slowed to a pleasant, peaceful set of sounds. If I let my attention wander – to the cameraman pointing his lens at me from just outside the dome, for instance – a thudding drumbeat galloped into my ears. This exercise encouraged breath control, a major focus in the mindfulness and meditation practices that clearly influenced the Muse’s creators.Muse prototype on displayIt’s Not A Game – It’s Data VisualizationThese tasks are games, in a way, but more so they’re exercises. Rather than controlling the sun and moon or the drum beat with your thoughts, you’re actually controlling your thoughts themselves, which are in turn interpreted with the Muse’s sensory flourishes. The game is just a clever way to show you what your brain’s alpha and beta waves are up to, but it’s a fascinating representation of realtime bio-feedback – all streaming right out of your cortex over bluetooth. The most striking thing about wearing the Muse is watching as your subjective, internal mental experience – the kind of thing you just feel in the basement of your brain – as it’s interpreted and articulated visually. Having this kind of quantified feedback makes you truly feel like the master of your own mind – and that was just from my 20 minutes with the headset on.The Future Of The FutureSo what’s the point? Well, it isn’t just to move the sun and moon together. A device like the Muse is all about personal feedback and tracking. Attention, a traditionally hard-to-pin-down construct in the neuroscience community, is also infamously tough for most of us to wrestle into submission. Our minds stray and suddenly we’ve wasted 10 minutes, eyes glazed over, clicking Like on Facebook. The vast power of our own minds is leaking out through these kind of attentional holes that we can’t quite plug or quantify. And in the digital era, humans might be even worse at actually relaxing than we are at paying full attention to things – and we’re already pretty bad at that. Pathological multitaskers, we can hardly sit still and direct our mind toward the kind of cognitive breaks that research shows not only boost productivity, but increase crucial skills like memory retention.Consumer-oriented, EEG-powered monitors like the Muse aren’t just about gimmicky (but cool) tricks like flying helicopters with our thoughts. Think of the applications. Therapists and mental health practitioners can affordably measure their patients’ progress on quantifiable goals. Depression and anxiety, today’s most pervasive mental disorders, are scientifically proven to yield to treatment that focuses on breaking bad cognitive habits, so-called negative “automatic thoughts.”  And consumer devices have some distinct advantages, even for the medical community. “One thing is portability,” says Erica Dixon, member of American University’s Center for Behavioral Neuroscience lab. “Something that’s really cool about these things is that if you can get a laptop, a jump drive and a headband, you can take it anywhere. Think about Doctors Without Borders – if they can even do half of what a traditional medical device could do, that’s still really amazing.” In the workplace, imagine working in efficient bursts when you know your brain is focused rather than spreading your attention in a thin layer over a whole eight-hour shift. And that’s just the start. Later this year, when developers get their hands on the Muse’s open development kit and the little wonder headband becomes commercially available, we hope to see all sorts of cool apps and hacks spring up. Updating Your Brain’s FirmwareAccording to Apollo, the idea is that a device like the Muse will actually train us to make our brains more efficient when we’re not wearing the device – by literally reprogramming the brain. “We’re using the most scientifically validated brain training protocols. We’ve run in-house studies – in the last one, within eight weeks we had people’s brains change in structure and function. They’re seeing the world through different eyes.” When the brain is the limit, the possibilities are truly endless. Welcome to the data of you – this is your quantified self.Just put on your headband and look straight ahead. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market While major hardware makers are busy squabbling over “4K” vs “Ultra HD”, the future is quietly creeping in around the edges. A future with implications in the real world – big ones. Really big ones. Think using crowd-sourced mind control to change the color of Niagara Falls and the CN Tower big. Crowd-funded and completely hackable – by definition the exact opposite of gadgets that today’s bloated, out-of-touch companies crank out – projects like the Muse headband are about to crash into technology as we know it with meteoric force.Meet The Muse – And Your Brain WavesMost people laud the Muse, crafted by InteraXon, as a “mind-controlled” game. But that sells it short – and then some. The device is a stylish, sturdy headband that measures the patterns of electrical activity in the brain – electrical signals are divided into “bands” based on their frequency.  “This Muse headband has four clinical-grade EEG sensors,” says Michael Apollo, InteraXon’s Director of Applied Mind Science. “What they do is measure the electrical signal and the signature of your brain. With that we know that through interpreting those signals, we can determine certain states that you’re in. We can determine when you’re in a focused, attentive state – or when you’re not. Or when you’re in an actively engaged mind, for example analyzing or maybe overanalyzing… and also looking at it at your level of relaxation too.”Traditional EEG reading next to InteraXon’s data visualizationThe Muse measures two of the better-understood frequency tiers: alpha waves (8–12 Hz), associated with relaxation and restfulness, and beta waves (12–30 Hz), which correlate with alert or attentive mental states. “This sensor [monitors] the pre-frontal cortex and your occipital region,” says Apollo. According to InteraXon, “brains of people in relaxed states create gentle, slow-moving alpha waves, while those engaged in intense concentration generate quick, jagged beta waves.” The Muse and devices like it might seem like they’ve traveled here from the future, but EEG has actually been around as a scientific tool for studying brain activity in humans and animals for almost 100 years. Though simple, it remains clinically relevant for diagnosis of conditions like epilepsy and sleep disorders. But InteraXon wants to empower people to take the reins of these electrical peaks and troughs. In doing so, they can gently steer their brains through these quantifiable mental states, which for most are solely a subjective, qualitative experience – a feeling we have about ourselves.Mind-On With Mind ControlI happened across InteraXon’s booth when its inflated dome full of blissed-out looking show-goers caught my eye. A few minutes into chatting up Apollo, it was evident that the Muse is anything but pseudoscience. The Muse, available widely for consumers in mid-2013 for $175, is the marriage of electrical sensors in a wearable package with some clever data visualizations – the “game” – cooked up by InteraXon’s excitable interdisciplinary team. The games and exercises will be packaged into the Muse’s companion app, which was responsive and fun, in my time with the prototype. The app will track all of the data the Muse collects and beam it to the cloud, making these patterns trackable over time. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts taylor hatmaker Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

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Sachin Pilot challenges Rajasthan ‘gag’ ordinance in High Court

first_imgIt’s 2017, not 1817: Rahul Gandhi mocks Vasundhara Raje  Mr. Pilot’s writ petition has contended that the Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Ordinance, 2017, promulgated on September 6, violates Article 14 (right to equality) and Article 19 (1) (a) (freedom of speech and expression) of the Constitution by curtailing the powers of courts to order investigation into complaints made against public servants.Violation of the right to free speech, says petitionThe new provision for punishment for disclosure of public servants’ identity until the sanction for investigation and prosecution was given, by inserting Section 228-B in the Indian Penal Code, restricted the freedom of media to report on the accusations and amounted to violation of the right to free speech, stated the petition.Mr. Pilot said while the petition had sought revocation of the ordinance, his party would continue its agitation against the bill having been sent to the select panel rather than its “complete withdrawal”.Also Read Rajasthan Criminal Law Bill will check motivated complaints: Ravi Shankar Prasad  “The intent of the government is suspect. Sending the bill to the committee was a measure of face-saving. Does the government want to protect certain individuals even after the entire Opposition and journalists have risen against its move?” asked the Congress leader.The petition is likely to come up for hearing on Friday along with four other public interest litigation petitions filed by activists and lawyers. All of them have contended that the ordinance violates constitutional rights of citizens and will encourage corruption. Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee president Sachin Pilot on Thursday moved a writ petition in the Rajasthan High Court in Jaipur challenging last month’s controversial ordinance, which has extended protection to public servants, judges and magistrates against investigation and prosecution without prior sanction.Though the BJP government tabled a bill to replace the ordinance in the Assembly on Monday, the ordinance remains in force for six weeks, as the Bill has been referred to a select committee of the House for its reconsideration.Also Readlast_img read more

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Jolt to Manjhi as Bihar HAM(S) chief, spokesperson resign

first_imgA split appeared imminent in former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi-led Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, as State president Brishen Patel quit the party on Wednesday. Party spokesperson Danish Rizwan too resigned on Wednesday, alleging “bungling” in party fund. The HAM(S) is a constituent of the Grand Alliance in Bihar.Saying that all is not well in the party, Mr. Patel, however, clarified that he would remain with the Grand Alliance. “At a time when all Opposition parties supported West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC leader Mamata Banerjee on her protest against the CBI, our party president stated that she should not have staged dharna (protest) against CBI… I think it was not the right statement,” Mr. Patel said. He also criticised Mr. Rizwan’s displeasure over mismanagement at the recently held Congress rally in Patna. “It sounds ridiculous when the party president was present in the rally, the spokesperson was pointing fingers at it”, Mr. Patel added. Mr. Rizwan had said that the “rally was organised like a novice…they should have invited alliance partners”. In a letter to the party president, Mr. Rizwan alleged that “some party leaders have been indulging in anti-party activities and also involved in financial mismanagement of party fund”. “Being a true soldier of the party, I cannot be a mute spectator to all this, so I’m resigning from the party post and the primary membership of the party,” he added.HAM(S) sources told The Hindu that a split is imminent in the party as several leaders are set to resign in days to come. The HAM (S) had formally joined the Grand Alliance in February 2018 after its exit from the National Democratic Alliance.Mr. Manjhi, who has so far not commented on the latest developments inside his party, had expressed disapproval of the views expressed by Mr. Rizwan and similar comments by another party spokesman, Vijay Yadav.last_img read more

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RIAA Reports Music Industry Revenue Up In Early 2017

RIAA Reports Music Industry Revenue Up In Early 2017

first_img Twitter News Email Facebook RIAA: Music Industry Revenues Up riaa-reports-music-industry-revenue-early-2017 RIAA Reports: Music Industry Revenue Up In Early 2017 NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 15, 2017 – 1:50 am Chance The Rapper Wins Best Rap Album GRAMMY In the first six months of 2017, music retail revenues came in at $4 billion, which represents a 17 percent increase over early 2016. Of these numbers, streaming services, including paid subscriptions, free ad-supported tiers and radio streaming platforms, generated 62 percent of total music industry revenue.Financial windfall from streaming services has continued to rise over the last three years, increasing from $474,000 in the first part of 2015 to $1.7 million so far this year, a dramatic jump of 258 percent.While overall this is good news, unfortunately music creators are still seeing a decline in payments through SoundExchange, down 16 percent from this time in 2016. However, when factoring in direct payments some services make to labels, such as streaming radio service Pandora, the report shows revenue from digital radio has increased in 2017 by 21 percent.Continuing the trend of recent months, digital downloads have declined. In the first half of 2017, digital sales accounted for $757 million in revenue, less than half of what digital downloads brought in the first six months of 2013 at $1.54 billion.Physical music sales such as vinyl, CDs, cassettes, and music videos held steady in the first part of 2017, accounting for $632 million in sales, a 1 percent drop from 2016. Vinyl continued its growth trend, adding 3.2 percent from $176.1 million to $181.7 million. The RIAA attributes this to higher vinyl prices as opposed to an increase in unit sales.RIAA Reports: Music Streaming Is Accelerating Industry Growth RIAA report reveals that music industry revenues were up in the first half of 2017 led largely by paid streamingRenée FabianGRAMMYs Sep 25, 2017 – 4:07 pm Good news for the music industry in the first half of 2017 — according to the Recording Industry Association of America’s mid-year sales report, retail revenues are up by double digits.last_img read more

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ARREST LOG Wilmington Police Make 2 Arrests Issue 2 Summonses

ARREST LOG Wilmington Police Make 2 Arrests Issue 2 Summonses

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — According to Wilmington Police Logs, Wilmington Police issued the following arrests and summonses between September 27, 2018 and October 3, 2018:Thursday, September 27Arthur S. Boulas (28, Woburn) was issued a summons for Operating A Motor Vehicle with a Suspended or Revoked Registration, Uninsured Motor Vehicle, and No/Expired Inspection Sticker.Friday, September 28Eric Creekmore (36, Wilmington) was arrested on 2 warrants and for Possession of a Class A Drug. (8:53am)Saturday, September 29NoneSunday, September 30NoneMonday, October 1James L. Colozzi (50, Wilmington) was arrested on a warrant.Yusef H. Bhatti (27, Wilmington) was issued a summons for Uninsured Motor Vehicle and Operating A Motor Vehicle With A Revoked Or Suspended Registration. (8:03pm)Tuesday, October 2NoneWednesday, October 3None(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 3 Arrests & Issue 4 SummonsesIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 5 Arrests & Issue 4 SummonsesIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 1 Arrest & Issue 2 SummonsesIn “Police Log”last_img read more

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Modern Dhaka key to MIC status

Modern Dhaka key to MIC status

first_imgDhakaBangladesh’s capital city has grown rapidly without urban development proper, and lack of adequate planning has led to congestion in Dhaka city and its poor livability.This was observed in a new World Bank analysis that was shared at a high-level international conference at a city hotel on Wednesday.Many residents, including the 3.5 million slum dwellers, often lack of access to basic services, infrastructure and amenities, said the analysis.It mentioned that with 36 per cent of the country’s urban population living in greater Dhaka, the capital city has become one of the world’s most densely populated cities.The global agency insisted that Bangladesh must manage Dhaka’s urban growth to achieve its vision of becoming an upper-middle income country by its 50th birthday.The WB recommended taking full advantage of East Dhaka – where there is ample availability of land near the core of the city – to increase the city’s economic opportunities and livability.In its analysis, the WB pointed out that in the past 10 years, average traffic speed has dropped from 21 km/hour to 7 km/hour, only slightly above the average walking speed.Congestion in Dhaka also eats up 3.2 million working hours per day, according to the analysis.“Based on current trends, Dhaka will have more than 35 million people by 2035.  A productive and livable city of this scale can make enormous contribution to its citizens and the economy,” said WB country director Qimiao Fan.“However,” he added, “Dhaka must seize the opportunity to properly plan, coordinate, and invest for the future to achieve its full potential. As Bangladesh’s long-term development partner, the World Bank looks forward to supporting the city’s ambitious transformation.”Martin Rama, WB chief economist for South Asia, cited the examples of Eastern Shanghai’s Pudong District and some others that demonstrated  proper planning and execution could encourage economic vibrancy, improve livability, and ease congestion.“With Dhaka’s huge and increasing population, developing East Dhaka in a sustainable manner is more effective and economical than attempting to retrofit over-built and over-congested areas. The time to act is now,” he said.Sheila Dikshit, former chief minister of Delhi, India, and Qizheng Zhao, former vice mayor of Shanghai, China shared their experiences on transformations in Delhi and in Eastern Shanghai’s Pudong district, respectively.Both cities gained greatly from public-private partnerships as well as coordination efforts from multiple ministries and agencies, said a WB news release.Local government, rural development and cooperatives minister Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain delivered the keynote speech.Policy makers, senior government officials, mayors for Dhaka North and South, urban planners, civil society representatives, and private sector leaders also joined the conference.last_img read more

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