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Various events to mark I-Day in U.P. capital

Various events to mark I-Day in U.P. capital

The state government is all set to celebrate the 75th Independence Day with fervour on Monday. The main function will be held between the Vidha Bhavan and the Lok Bhavan. Chief minister Yogi Adityanath will unfurl the national flag at the function. Preparations for the special event were in full swing on Sunday.

Various other functions, including “Har Ghar Tiranga” campaign, are also being organised as part of the “Independence Week” (August 11-17) celebrations. On the initiation of the chief minister, Padma awardees from the state have also been invited to participate in the I-Day programme in the state capital for the first time.

They have been invited to attend the main function along with the families of freedom fighters and soldiers who attained martyrdom while fighting for the country.

Honouring India’s culture

This year’s Independence Day is special as India is celebrating “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”. As part of a novel initiative by the state government, a number of people, who have worked for preserving the culture, various art forms and development of the state, are being honoured.

Padma awardees to be honoured

During the main function, the state government will also honour 12 Padma awardees who bagged the Padma award in 2021. They include Padma Bhushan awardees Rashid Khan (arts) and Vashishtha Tripathi (literature and education), Padma Shri awardees Kamlini Asthana and Nalini Asthana (arts), Shivnath Mishra (arts), Sheeshram (arts), Seth Pal Singh (agriculture), Vidya Vindu Singh (literature and education), Shivanand Baba (yoga) and Ajay Kumar Sonkar (arts). Invitations have also been sent to Dr Kamalakar Tripathi (medicine) and Ajita Srivastava (arts).

75 people from various fields to be feted

One of the highlights of the celebrations would be felicitation of 75 people from various sections of the society. Apart from this, people representing 16 trades, including bank “sakhis”, factory workers, farmers and anganwadi workers will also be a part of the event. Amrit carnival is also being organised in Hazratganj. It will commence at 7 pm onwards. Additional chief secretary SP Goel will inaugurate the event.

Programme for ITBP personnel

Indo-American Chamber of Commerce has organised a special programme to honour jawans of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP). The programme “Ek Sham ITBP Ke Naam” is being organised at a city hotel in which noted poets like Santosh Anand, Sarvesh Asthana , Balram Srivastava and Raviraj will present their compositions.

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‘1 in 10-year event’: Experts react to severe flash rain events in the Okanagan – Kelowna Capital News

‘1 in 10-year event’: Experts react to severe flash rain events in the Okanagan - Kelowna Capital News

Monday afternoon’s rainfall in the Okanagan was so significant that meteorologists say such an event may not happen for at least another 10 years.

Within 45 minutes between 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on July 4, more than 12 millimetres of rain fell to the ground in Penticton, prompting the evacuation of 16 homes, 86 structures flooded and the activation of a local state of emergency.

But Environment Canada meteorologist Doug Lundquist says the focus of the event should be more on the “return rate” of the rain, as opposed to overall precipitation statistics.

“All the way from the U.S. border at Osoyoos and to the suburbs of Kelowna, there were storms that recorded a return rate of 10 years, at the minimum,” he explained. “That’s just based on where our weather stations are, though. In all likelihood, the return period is probably even longer than that.”

Though it was Penticton’s emergency operations centre who responded to 86 flood-related calls from residents on Monday, Lundquist says that Summerland actually experienced the heaviest rainfall in the South Okanagan.

Based on the location of the local Environment Canada weather centre, Summerland set its own all-time precipitation record for the day of July 4, experiencing more than eight millimetres of rain in one hour with 15.7 mm in total.

Lundquist added that Osoyoos also broke its own daily precipitation record on Monday (14.1 mm).

While Penticton fell short of setting a daily record, what set the city apart compared to other Okanagan communities was the number of different neighbourhoods that were affected by the heavy amounts of rain.

“What’s unique about this is for Penticton that the most severe weather hit right where people live,” Lundquist said. “There have been storms like this in the high terrain, which is why Mission Creek in Kelowna has peaked out a couple of times in the last month or so.

“But we haven’t seen something like that this year and it seems as though it affected people in Penticton the most.”

Before the anticipated heatwave next week — where temperatures are expected to reach up to 32 C — Lundquist says that people in the Okanagan should still be on guard for severe storms until Thursday.

“We’re not out of the woods just yet,” he said. “‘There’s another storm that may be coming on Thursday, and we’re worried about that, too.”

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Noons for Now: Regime of Obstruction: The Economic, Political, and Cultural Power of Fossil Capital in Canada with William Carroll – Events Calendar

Noons for Now: Regime of Obstruction: The Economic, Political, and Cultural Power of Fossil Capital in Canada with William Carroll - Events Calendar

Noons for Now is a weekly Teach-In to discuss climate change related issues.
It is evident that our climate system is in breakdown, caused largely by the burning of fossil fuels. This presentation considers the role that large corporations and their political and cultural allies have played in both generating the climate crisis and legitimizing continued burning of carbon. From this angle, the solution to the climate crisis obliges us to confront corporate power and to move toward energy democracy, transforming corporate power into energy systems that operate in the public interest.

William Carroll is a critical sociologist at the University of Victoria with research interests in the political economy/ecology of corporate capitalism, social movements and social change, and critical social theory and method. His current research is focused around the relationships between corporate power, fossil capitalism and the climate crisis.

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Energy Capital & Power to Deliver a Series of Successful Events in 2022 – African Business

Energy Capital & Power
Energy Capital & Power

Despite the economic downturn brought about by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Africa’s leading investment platform for the energy sector, Energy Capital & Power (ECP) (, hosted a successful lineup of large-scale energy events across the continent in 2021, whereby $2.5 billion worth of deals were signed by event delegates. Against this backdrop, and with an exciting 2022 event lineup, ECP is poised to exceed this impressive figure, ushering in a new era of investment and development across Africa’s energy sector.

A Successful 2021

With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions across the continent paving the way for Africa’s event industry to kick off after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ECP served as an events organizer pioneer in 2021, organizing five large-scale energy events in five different countries across Africa as well as a successful conference that was held in Houston, Texas. With over 5,000 event attendees and an online audience of over 100,000, ECP’s world-class, investment-focused 2021 events were considered pivotal, providing a platform for regional and international stakeholders to connect with African energy leaders.

ECP kicked off its event calendar year with the fourth edition of South Sudan Oil & Power (SSOP), representing the company’s first post-COVID-19 event. During the conference, presentations and Ministerial keynote addresses made a strong case for investment in the east African nation, providing insight into sector-specific investment opportunities including solar, oil and gas exploration and infrastructure. Meanwhile, ECP also held two investment-centered events in Angola and Senegal. Firstly, an exclusive invite-only event in Angola, which connected the country’s public and private sector elite for a gala dinner and two-day conference, represented the official meeting place for the country’s oil industry and set the stage for sizable deals and partnerships for 2022. Following this event, ECP hosted the first-ever MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power conference and exhibition, representing the entire region from Mauritania to Guinea. Through case study analyses, comprehensive presentations and exclusive networking events, the event detailed regional investment opportunities with the aim of kickstarting energy growth in the MSGBC region.

Meanwhile, in north Africa, ECP organized Libya’s first international energy event in over a decade. The Libya Energy & Economic Summit 2021 invited regional and international delegations to participate in the reopening of the Libyan economy, while providing a platform for industry-advancing deals to be signed. The most noteworthy of these includes the multiple agreements signed by French oil major, TotalEnergies, which included two agreements with Libya’s Government of National Unity and the General Electric Company of Libya (GECOL), for the development of 500 MW of solar photovoltaic power in the north African country. In April 2022, TotalEnergies and GECOL representatives met to discuss the next steps regarding project commencement.

What’s more, with the aim of introducing American companies to African opportunities, ECP organized the U.S.-Africa Energy Forum, promoting greater investment in African energy and advancing U.S.-Africa partnerships and cooperation. The event followed an online seminar and networking event organized by ECP in July 2021 which centered around exploring diverse investment and export opportunities across Africa.

Towards a Strong 2022 Event Calendar

In 2022, ECP’s event lineup will be no different, with the strong lineup of industry-advancing events expected to bring in millions of dollars’ worth of investment deals for Africa’s energy sector. This year, ECP will be organizing three large-scale events: SSOP ( returns for its fifth edition in September (13-14) following MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power 2022 (1-2) (, with Angola Oil & Gas 2022 ( taking place from November 29 and 30 to December 1. As global economies undergo a dramatic shift and investment in African energy reopens, these events will be instrumental in securing the capital needed to drive Africa’s energy expansion. All three conferences have wide-spread government support, are sponsored by some of the world’s leading energy and finance companies, and have confirmed an array of energy experts, industry executives and global investors as speakers. This year’s events are even more concentrated around increasing investment in Africa and comprise the necessary panel discussions, engagement sessions and investor summits to do just that. In this regard, ECP is well positioned to meet its target of exceeding $2.5 billion in deals for 2022.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Energy Capital & Power.

For more information on ECP’s 2022 event calendar, please visit Interested in connecting and learning more about how you can secure investment for your project? Contact our sales team at [email protected] and let us kick-start your journey. 

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Cleaning the Capital: Putney Woodland Park – Stittsville Central – Local News, Events and Business


Date(s) – Saturday, May 14
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Exciting news – we are registered as a neighbours group! Come join local families and new friends as we brighten and improve our surroundings.

Saturday, May 14th, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Rain date: Sunday, May 15th, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Limited gloves and garbage bags are provided but please consider bringing your own, along with a water bottle.

If you are interested in learning more or joining us for the clean-up, please email

Have a wonderful spring!


Putney Woodland Park