Posted on

BYJU’s Young Athlete: Esha Singh among the medals in pistol events in June

BYJU’s Young Athlete: Esha Singh among the medals in pistol events in June

Pistol prodigy Esha Singh, adjudged the BYJU’s ‘Young Athlete of the Year (Female)‘ at the Sportstar Aces Awards 2022 on March 19, was presented with a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh and a Casio G-Shock watch.

Sportstar will track the progress of the BYJU’s Young Athletes – Esha and Nihal Sarin, throughout the year. We will bring you their updated rankings, highlights from the past month, expert views on their latest performances and more.

Esha picked up from where she left in May , to put up stellar performances in the pistol events at the 20th Kumar Surendra Singh Memorial Shooting Championship in Bhopal.

The 17-year-old shooter clinched the gold medal in women’s 25m sports pistol, going past two Olympians in the field in Manu Bhaker and Rahi Sarnobat.

Esha topped the qualification with a score of 585-20x, while Manu (583-14x) and Rahi (582-23x) finished second and third, respectively. In the final, Esha topped again with a score of 30. Vibhuti Bhatia (23) and Chinki Yadav (17) landed silver and bronze.

In 10m air pistol mixed team, Team Telangana’s Esha Singh and Kaushik Gopu finished with a bronze medal with a score of 17.

In 10m air pistol women, Esha finished with the best score among Telangana’s shooters with 568.0-14x but couldn’t make the semifinal (top-eight).

“There’s still time for the 2024 Olympics but until then I will have to work really hard. There is no secret to success. If you truly work hard and you want something, you will go all out for it, and that’s what I am doing,” Esha had told Sportstar in an interaction.

Posted on

Meetings and Events Show Significant Growth of 334 Percent Over June 2021

Meetings and Events Show Significant Growth of 334 Percent Over June 2021

Knowland, the world’s leading provider of data-as-a-service insights on meetings and events for hospitality, today released its monthly meetings and events data for June reporting a significant increase of 334 percent over June 2021. June 2022 rebounded from May 2022 with a 16.6 percent increase month over month.

  • Average attendees per event continue to outpace 2019 – The average number of attendees per event for June 2022 was 117, compared to 59 in June 2021 and 89 in June 2019.
  • Average space used per person lower than 2019 – The average space used in June 2022 was 3,073 sq. ft. Meetings in June 2021 averaged 2,509 sq. ft. and 3,710 sq. ft. in June 2019. Proportionally from a per person (p/p) perspective, 2022 meeting space used averaged 26 sq. ft. p/p as opposed to 42 sq. ft p/p in 2021 and 42 sq. ft. p/p in 2019.
  • Top five market growth compared to May 2022 – The top five growth markets compared to May (in order) in June were Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, Cleveland, and Salt Lake City.
  • Corporate meetings continue as the dominant segment – The corporate segment represents 62.2 percent of meeting and event business with Technology, Healthcare, and Financial/Banking taking the lead as the largest industry groups. From a recovery standpoint compared to June 2019 levels, Online Retailer, Urban Infrastructure, Sports Entertainment/Media, Packing/Shipping, and Tobacco are the segments at the highest level of recovery capture in June of 2022.
Corporate meetings continue as the dominant segment representing 62.2% of meeting and event business— Photo by Knowland
Corporate meetings continue as the dominant segment representing 62.2% of meeting and event business— Photo by Knowland

Kristi White, chief product officer, Knowland, said: “June continued the growth we have seen in the past few months. Typically, there is a minor decline in event volume from May to June. So a 16.6 percent growth month-over-month illustrates the continuing strength of recovery for the U.S. Additionally, the biggest growth appeared in the Top 25 Markets and smaller markets outside the tier-one cities which indicates growth is being seen all across the country and not just in the biggest metro areas.”

About the Data: Insights presented are a result of the analysis of meetings and events data acquired through Knowland data collection and aggregation methods, including field reporting and automated methods of customer and non-customer data collection in primary, secondary, and tertiary markets, as well as its large historical database. View the Knowland hospitality industry meeting activity forecast, the U.S. Meetings Recovery Forecast, on its website.

About Knowland

Knowland is the world’s leading provider of data-as-a-service insights on meetings and events for hospitality. With the industry’s largest historical database of actualized events, thousands of customers trust Knowland to sell group smarter and maximize their revenue. Knowland operates globally and is headquartered just outside Washington, DC. To learn more about our solutions, visit or follow us on Twitter @knowlandgroup.

Kim Dearborn
+1 909 455 4316

View source

Posted on

The best things to do in the D.C. area the week of June 30-July 6

The best things to do in the D.C. area the week of June 30-July 6
Placeholder while article actions load

Editor’s note: Some communities are hosting Independence Day celebrations over the weekend instead of on July Fourth proper. We have a separate post about Fourth of July parades, fireworks and events. To avoid repetition, we suggest checking that post as well as this one.

As a reminder, some music and performing arts venues continue to require masks or proof of vaccination. Please check websites before buying tickets or heading to the concert.

We the Peoples Before festival at the Kennedy Center: This three-day festival encompasses a wide variety of Indigenous cultures from across North America. Musicians, chefs, filmmakers and storytellers showcase their craft and discuss inspirations and how they incorporate traditional arts. Panels take on topics including disappearing languages and tribal sovereignty. While events are free, many are listed as sold out. A Kennedy Center spokesperson emailed that “walk-ups are welcome for any program included in the celebration,” so you can take your chances and show up early. Two pieces of the program that definitely have seats available: Thursday’s outdoor screening at 8:30 p.m. of “Imagining the Indian: The Fight Against Native American Mascoting” should have a particular relevance for fans of the Washington Commanders. On Saturday, the Native Hip-Hop showcase on the Millennium Stage features Talon Bazille, Lyla June and Tanaya Winder at 6 p.m. Free walk-up tickets are available 30 minutes before showtime on a first-come, first-served basis. Through Saturday. Free.

Movies on the Pitch at Audi Field: The second outdoor movie night at D.C. United’s stadium features a free screening of “Sing 2” on the jumbotron. Reservations are required, and seating is general admission, with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. While the name suggests everyone will be spreading picnic blankets on the field, organizers say seating on the grass is limited and offered “on a first-come, first-served basis,” so early arrival is suggested. No outside food is allowed, but concession stands will be open. 7 p.m. Free.

Black Girls Rock! Fest: For more than two decades, India.Arie has lent her warm, soulful voice to songs about affirmation, self-empowerment and spirituality. Her headlining spot at the third Black Girls Rock! Fest at the Kennedy Center finds the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, who has embraced a variety of styles over her career, teamed with the National Symphony Orchestra Pops, conducted by Henry Panion. The performance in the Concert Hall is only part of the festival, which also includes the Black Girls Rock! Film Fest, which screens shorts, features and documentaries by Black women filmmakers at the Kennedy Center, Eaton Cinema and Angelika Pop-Up on Saturday and Sunday; a tech summit and professional development forum at the Eaton hotel; and Black Men Rock!, a showcase of male artists, including singer Raheem DeVaughn and M-1 of the hip-hop duo Dead Prez, at 9:30 Club on Friday night. Check the Black Girls Rock! Fest website for complete details. Indie.Arie Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. $49-$139. Other event times and prices vary.

National Gallery of Art East Building reopens: After four months of renovations, the National Gallery of Art’s East Building has reopened to the public. Highlights include a new skylight, which should add more light to the airy atrium; a more accessible entrance; and additional restrooms. While Alexander Calder’s familiar mobile won’t be reinstalled until the fall, visitors can once again explore the galleries — home to the museum’s modern and contemporary collections — and the rooftop terrace. Opening Sunday: “The Woman in White: Joanna Hiffernan and James McNeill Whistler,” which examines the professional and personal relationship between the painter and his frequent model through dozens of works, including all three of the “Symphony in White” paintings. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.

Sip, Swig and Sample: Rammys Beverage Programs: Later this month, the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington will recognize local dining spots and employees at the 40th Rammy Awards. Get a taste of the nominees in the beverage categories — the area’s best beer, wine and cocktail programs — this week as they offer special deals. Through Friday, Service Bar offers $7 daiquiris, punch and seasonal vodka sodas; Northside Social has $25 rosé flights and a dinner with LGBTQ winemakers on Thursday night; and Caboose Brewing offers nightly brewery tours followed by a guided tasting with a brewer. See the full list of participating bars on the Restaurant Association’s website.

Purity Ring at 9:30 Club: When Purity Ring notched buzz band status a decade ago, the duo of singer Megan James and producer Corin Roddick sidestepped questions about genre by branding themselves with the intentionally vague and ambiguous tag “future pop.” The future is what you make it, and for James and Roddick, that means dreamy, twitchy electronic pop full of scintillating synthesizers, orchestral swells, dubstep-inspired drum clatter and James’s vocals, which juxtapose baby-doll tones with lyrics that focus on the corporeal and the macabre. Finally hitting the road for a twice-rescheduled tour in support of 2020’s “Womb,” the pair has been covering Deftones’ violent nu-metal anthem “Knife Prty” and Alice Deejay’s trance classic “Better Off Alone” — bringing together two points in the past to spawn a darker, weirder future. 7 p.m. $36.

District of Pride at the Lincoln Theatre: D.C.’s Pride Month festivities wrap up with a free variety show on U Street, featuring burlesque star GiGi Holliday and singer Candiace of “The Real Housewives of Potomac,” as well as drag performers, poets and D.C.’s Different Drummers. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Free; registration required.

The Ultimate Finback Extravaganza at ChurchKey: Didn’t get enough craft beer events during last week’s Savor festival? Head to ChurchKey for a night with Queens-based Finback Brewery. Founders Basil Lee and Kevin Stafford will be at the bar to talk about their cult-favorite imperial stouts and New England IPAs. Look for 10 beers on tap, with to-go cans available while they last. (Hint: They probably won’t.) 4 p.m. Free admission; beer prices vary.

Kick Off to the Fourth at the Wharf: There’s a lot going on at the Wharf this long weekend, from outdoor yoga to fireworks viewing parties, but you might want to start with this free outdoor concert presented by Pearl Street Warehouse. Headliner Maggie Rose hails from Potomac, but she’s played the Grand Ole Opry more than 80 times, and her most recent album, 2021’s “Have a Seat,” finds her immersed in the soulful funk and R&B sounds of Muscle Shoals. Rose takes the stage at 8:30 p.m., after opening sets by the District and Erin and the Wildfire. 6 p.m. Free.

Fourth of July celebrations: While most communities shoot off their fireworks on July Fourth proper, some communities get an early start on the long holiday weekend. On Friday, Vienna’s Independence Day Celebration in George C. Yeonas Park features music from Anansegro of Ghana and the U.S. Navy Concert Band beginning at 7:30 p.m., before fireworks at 9:30. 7:30 to 10 p.m. Free.

‘Sign o’ the Times’ at Suns Cinema: When a movie theater advertises a Prince film, it’s likely to be yet another screening of “Purple Rain,” or maybe a midnight show with “Under the Cherry Moon.” Not this weekend at Suns Cinema, where Friday’s late feature is “Sign o’ the Times,” the 1987 concert film documenting Prince at his frenetic, sexy best. 9:30 p.m. $12.

JulyPA at Pizzeria Paradiso: July means one thing at Pizzeria Paradiso: hops. Lots of hops. The local pizza chain’s 15th annual JulyPA celebration brings extra India Pale Ales and double IPAs to the taps at all four locations. Each will have its own featured selections — try Interboro’s Mad Fat Pride in Georgetown, Triple Crossing’s Nectar and Knife in Dupont or Peabody Heights’ Mango Astrodon in Hyattsville — and there’s also a special JulyPA pizza topped with apricots, peaches and ricotta cheese. To encourage experimentation, the bar is launching a promotion called “More Heads are Better Than One”: Try nine IPAs and get your tenth IPA free. Through July 14.

Pretty Bitter at Comet Ping Pong: The story of how D.C. pop-rockers Pretty Bitter recorded their new album is an increasingly familiar one to any band that hoped to hit the studio during the last two-plus pandemic-squeezed years. The high-gloss, lushly orchestrated “Hinges” began as socially distanced demos written when the future of live music (and the future in general) was in flux, before being recorded for real in a basement, in a closet and in a Guitar Center, guerilla-style, on a $3,000 vintage ax. (Perhaps that last one isn’t as universal). The band looks outward to create and contextualize its music. Press materials compare the band to a “queer Richard Linklater movie” and the album to art-house fare from studio A24, like Ari Aster’s “Hereditary” and “Midsommar.” Aster “renders these films in these, like, extremely beautiful visual palettes, but he’s showing horrible things, and there’s something about that where you just want to keep digging deeper and looking more and more at it,” explains Zack Be, who wrote the bulk of the album’s music. “That definitely plays into the production side: How far can I take this and people will still listen to it as a pop song?” 10 p.m. $15. The band also performs Sunday at Pie Shop at 8 p.m. $12-$15.

Folkways at Folklife: Sunny Jain’s Wild Wild East and Rebolu at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival: By day, the Folklife Festival is full of tourists watching falconry demonstrations and learning about Bedouin cooking. In the evening, it becomes one of the city’s more eclectic concert venues. This Friday night show features Sunny Jain’s Wild Wild East, which incorporates dhol drums on spaghetti western-inspired tunes, bringing Bollywood and hip-hop sounds. Rebolu was founded in New York City by Colombian musicians Ronald Polo and Johanna Castañeda. “Mi Herencia (My Heritage),” the group’s first album for Smithsonian Folkways, is filled with infectious, rolling music that the label says draws on “the diverse Afrocentric rhythms of Colombia’s Caribbean coast.” 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Free.

‘Sam Gilliam: Full Circle’: Abstract artist Sam Gilliam, who died at his Washington home June 25 at age 88, exploded into international consciousness with a 1969 show at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, but he never stopped creating or experimenting. Gilliam’s recent work, a series of abstract, heavily textured circular paintings from 2021, is on display at the Hirshhorn through Sept. 11 alongside “Rail,” a monumental work from 1977. The Hirshhorn plans to hold a symposium dedicated to Gilliam later this year. Open daily through Sept. 11. Free.

Everything at the Bullpen: The band Everything will always be associated with its trippy, bouncy, 1998 hit “Hooch.” (More than two decades later, the band’s website still hawks “Hooch baseball T-shirts.”) But these James Madison alumni have a more prominent role in D.C. music trivia: They were the last band to headline the legendary Bayou nightclub in 1998. Why do we bring this up? Everything is performing free at the Bullpen as part of the Navy Yard beer garden’s Summer Concert Series. Gates open at 1 p.m., and the performance begins at 7. Free.

Fourth of July celebrations: Saturday brings Laurel’s 43-year-old celebration, which begins at 2 p.m. with a parade and classic car show, followed by live music at 5:15 p.m. and fireworks at Laurel Lake at 9:15 p.m. SummerFest returns to Gaithersburg with music, a beer garden filled with local craft breweries and food trucks, and family activities. Gates at Bohrer Park open at 6 p.m., and the fireworks begin around 9:25 p.m. The SummerGlo After Party, with glow-in-the-dark performers, follows.

Red, White and Brew Bash at Hook Hall: It’s tough to figure out which contest to be more excited for at Hook Hall’s Independence Day weekend party: a flip cup tournament, which lets anyone relieve their college glory days as an individual or as part of a team, or the Dog Eat Dog Competition, in which adoptable rescue dogs try to be the first to eat an entire sliced-up hot dog. If that’s not enough, the afternoon includes beer and wine specials, including $7 glasses of house red and white. 2 to 11 p.m. Free admission for spectators; donation to local animal rescues requested.

‘The Music Man’ at Olney Theatre Center: James Caverly was working as a carpenter in Olney Theatre Center’s scene shop some seven years ago when he laid the foundation for an unconventional undertaking: a production of “The Music Man” featuring a blend of deaf and hearing actors. At the time, the Gallaudet University alumnus was finding roles for deaf actors hard to come by. Having recently seen Deaf West’s 2015 production of “Spring Awakening” — performed on Broadway in American Sign Language and spoken English — Caverly thought the time was right for a D.C. theater to follow suit. So when Olney Artistic Director Jason Loewith encouraged staff to approach him with ideas for shows, Caverly spoke up. The sales pitch worked: Loewith greenlighted a workshop to explore Caverly’s concept, then set the musical for the summer of 2021 before the coronavirus pandemic intervened. Caverly stars in the production as con man Harold Hill. “What [Caverly] possesses is a presence and a charm and a charisma and a drive and a passion that is, in some way, Harold Hill,” Loewith says. “I mean, think about how he got this production to happen: He totally Harold Hilled me. But he’s a con man that I like.” Through July 24. $42-$85.

Interview: Olney Theatre reimagines ‘The Music Man’ with a deaf Harold Hill

‘A Capitol Fourth’ Dress Rehearsal at the U.S. Capitol: Country singer Mickey Guyton hosts this year’s A Capitol Fourth concert on Independence Day at the Capitol, taking place with an audience for the first time since 2019. Another tradition that’s returning: the night-before dress rehearsal, which is also open to the public. Bring a picnic and bottled water to the Capitol’s west front for a laid-back run-through that lacks fireworks but has far fewer hassles and smaller crowds. 8 p.m. Free.

Daylight Anniversary at Takoma Station: The long-running Daylight party has become nomadic since the closure of Liv nightclub, resurfacing for events at venues as diverse as Gypsy Sally’s, City Winery and now Takoma Station. As Daylight marks 16 years of bringing crowds a matchless mix of soulful house, disco, vintage hip-hop and rare R&B grooves, let’s hope DJ Divine and gregarious host Big Tone find a place where they can pop up more regularly in the future. 6 to 11 p.m. $10-$15.

Fireworks viewing: Many people have a favorite place to watch the National Mall fireworks — Cardozo High School, the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, Gravelly Point, Long Bridge Park, a friend’s rooftop deck — so these tips focus on rooftop bars and public spaces that offer alcoholic beverages for sale. Reminder: The fireworks begin at 9:09 p.m., and you’ll want to be in place well before then.

Ticketed rooftop events: Lady Bird, the bar atop the Banneker Hotel near Scott Circle, has a prime view down 16th Street NW. General admission tickets are $25, which includes a wine tasting and music by DJ Blakberri. The Hotel Washington’s Vue, formerly known as the W Hotel’s P.O.V., has the best view of the Mall in the city. You’ll pay a premium for that on July Fourth: Standing room tickets are currently $75, while a table for eight costs $600 to reserve, not counting the minimum spend of $750. Tiki TNT’s rooftop is sold out, but tables are available on its second level patio. The $100 tickets include a cocktail, dinner with side and dessert, and a choice of wine or beer during the meal.

A two-hour open bar, passed heavy hors d’oeuvres and a live band are included at Ciel Social Club, which is above the AC Hotel in Mount Vernon Square. Tickets are $150, and the party lasts from 7 to 10 p.m. Officina’s rooftop party at the Wharf doesn’t include food or drink: Reservations around a six-person firepit require a $60-per-person deposit, which will be deducted from food and drink purchases.

Free rooftop events: These parties don’t require purchasing tickets in advance, but without a guaranteed reservation, you have to show up early or run the risk of being shut out. The Hawthorne’s Red, White and Rooftop is happening on both July 3 and 4 from 4 p.m. until “late.” The U Street bar has a glass roof, which can slide open or closed depending on the weather. Beyond the DJ, look for $6.50 rail drinks, $5.50 Bud Light pints and other drink specials. Buena Vida, which replaced Clarendon’s TTT earlier this year, has a view of D.C. from its rooftop. The party, which runs from 4 to 10 p.m., features music from DJ Pandu. Hi-Lawn is promising views of “neighborhood fireworks” rather than those on the Mall, but its Lawn Chair Fest, where you can bring your own seat and spread out on the artificial grass above Union Market, sounds like a decent trade-off. The bar is open from 1 to 10 p.m. for grilled food lawn games, with live music from Rock Creek Revival between 5 and 7.

Outdoor spaces: Victura Park, the wine garden in the Kennedy Center’s grassy Reach expansion, became a popular destination last year. It’s open with no cover charge from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., so no lingering after the fireworks. The menu includes grilled hot dogs and sandwiches, plus wine and local craft beer. No chairs, coolers or outside food and drinks allowed. The Wharf has two options: Anyone can enjoy the views of the fireworks from the District Pier, which projects out into the Washington Channel, with music and a bar selling seltzer and beer. The $60 “VIP Experience,” benefiting the USO, adds access to the Dockmaster Building with food, two drink tickets, games and a DJ. Either way, the party runs from 7 to 10 p.m. It’s hard to imagine a better view of the fireworks than from the Potomac River. Boomerang Boat Tours, which runs popular pirate-themed yachts and party cruises out of Georgetown, has a cruise from 7:45 to 10:30 p.m. on a boat with an open rooftop and an open bar. Tickets are $125.

Summer of Sangria at Jaleo: A pitcher of sangria is ideal for sharing during a sweltering summer. Jaleo’s sangria festival includes four types of sangria available by the glass, pitcher or half-pitcher, such as Sangria de Mora (cava, gin, vermouth and a blackberry reduction) and Sangria de Sandia (vodka, white wine, watermelon and citrus). The menu also includes a rotating trio of tapas to pair with sangrias. Through July 31. Sangria by the glass $11-$14; pitchers $48-$60; daily tapas $21.

Live From the Lawn at Strathmore: Strathmore’s free outdoor summer concert series kicks off in the beginning of July, bringing in artists to perform on its gazebo stage as audiences relax on the campus’s lawn. First up is DuPont Brass, a nine-piece ensemble that began when founding members met at Howard University. Live from the Lawn performances take place on Wednesdays through Aug. 24 and include everything from a ukulele fest to go-go, bluegrass and children’s music. 7 p.m. Free; online RSVP is suggested.

Where to find free outdoor concerts in the D.C. area

Futures Forward: Closing Celebration at the Arts and Industries Building: For the last seven months, the Smithsonian’s historic Arts and Industries Building has been home to “Futures,” an exhibit exploring and ruminating on what life and technology might look like in the future. That World of Tomorrow comes to an end this week, but not before one last multistage party. Bring the kids between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. for crafts, reading and special tours. A happy hour runs from 5 to 7 p.m. with live music from Crush Funk Brass, close-up illusionist Alain Nu, poets and other performers. Finally, a DJ-fueled party — complete with dancing robots — closes out the event indoors and outdoors until 11 p.m. The dress code: your “most vibrant neon-best outfit.” 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Free; registration requested.

Posted on

Events to Watch out for – June 30, 2022

Events to Watch out for – June 30, 2022

Photo : iStock

New Delhi: It is quite pertinent to keep track of the global economic developments and releases, corporate action as well as important meetings which may dictate the direction of the markets, not just in India but globally. Here’s a comprehensive guide to some of the events and cues that should be on your radar to determine the market momentum in tomorrow’s trading session.

Some of the global economic cues that market participants should keep on their radar are listed as follows:

Global Economic Cues:

US Initial Jobless Claims


India Fiscal Deficit

China Manufacturing PMI

Apart from this, the market calendar for India Inc. also looks action packed with board meets, committee meetings as well as upcoming AGMS as given below:

Corporate Action:

2022 Maruti Suzuki Brezza launching in 10 variants on June 30

Last day to buy Geojit Financial Services, L&T Finance Holdings, Motilal Oswal Financial Services to be eligible for dividend

Last day to buy to be eligible for buyback of equity shares

Last day to buy Xpro India to be eligible for bonus issue
Ex-dividend date for Bajaj Group stocks – Bajaj Auto, Bajaj Finserv, Bajaj Holdings & Investment, Bajaj Finance

Ex-dividend date for Larsen & Toubro Infotech, Maharashtra Scooters, Nippon Life India Asset Management, Raymond, Syngene International and Welspun Enterprises

Ex-date for Paisalo Digital stock split

AGMs on June 29, 2022

Cera Sanitaryware


Indian Hotels

KEC International

Punjab National Bank

Union Bank


Laurus Labs

NGL Fine Chem

Happiest Minds

Sagar Cement

Additionally, it is quite useful to keep track of Analyst and Investor Meets:

Investor/Analyst Meet:

EKI Energy to meet investor/analyst

IIFL Finance meeting with B&K Securities

Arvind investor meeting with CARE PMS

Maharashtra Seamless meeting with ITI Asset Management

IEX meeting with Rainier Investments

Piramal Enterprises meeting with various Institutional Investors

Some of the other key events that market participants should watch out for are listed as follows:

Other Events:

Monthly Expiry

Maharashtra’s Uddhav Thackeray Govt to face floor test on June 30

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the ‘Udyami Bharat‘ programme and will launch several schemes on June 30
PAN Aadhaar Linking mandatory by June 30
Posted on

Events to Watch out for – June 29, 2022

Events to Watch out for – June 29, 2022

Photo : iStock

New Delhi: It is quite pertinent to keep track of the global economic developments and releases, corporate action as well as important meetings which may dictate the direction of the markets, not just in India but globally. Here’s a comprehensive guide to some of the events and cues that should be on your radar to determine the market momentum in tomorrow’s trading session.

Some of the global economic cues that market participants should keep on their radar are listed as follows:

Economic Releases:


EIA crude oil inventory report

Apart from this, the market calendar for India Inc. also looks action packed with board meets, committee meetings as well as upcoming AGMS as given below:

Corporate Calendar:

Last day to buy Bajaj Group Shares to be eligible for dividend – Bajaj Auto, Bajaj Finserv, Bajaj Holdings, Bajaj Finance
Last day to buy Biocon, L&T Infotech, Maharashtra Scooters, Nippon Life India Asset Management, Syngene to be eligible for dividend

Last day to buy EKI Energy Services, Indian Oil, Ratnamani Metals to be eligible for bonus issue

Cigniti Technologies board meet to consider the closure of Buy Back of equity shares

SIS Limited board meet to consider proposal for buyback of the equity shares

Ex-dividend date for Sona BLW Precision Forgings, Tata Steel Long Products and Vaibhav Global

AGMs on June 29, 2022:

Asian Paints

Prism Johnson

Tata Communications


Bombay Dyeing

Supreme Ind

Bhansali Eng

Rane Madras

DRC Systems

Additionally, it is quite useful to keep track of Analyst and Investor Meets:

Investor/Analyst Meet:

Radico Khaitan meeting with host of investors

Greaves Cotton meeting with host of investors

EKI Energy to meet investor/analyst

Poonawalla Fincorp to meet Baroda BNP Paribas MF

Pearl Global Industries meeting with Investors/Analysts

Infibeam Avenues meeting with Investec Capital Services

Dr Lal Path labs meeting with Investec Capital

Escorts to attend concall with Amansa Capital Pte

CSB Bank to attend Arihant Rising Star Summit 2022

Some of the other key events that market participants should watch out for are listed as follows:

Other Events:

NATO summit in Madrid (NATO’s expected to lay out a position on China for the first time)

ECB forum on central banking in Sintra, Portugal

South Korea, US, Japan finalise plan to hold trilateral summit on June 29

Shanghai to gradually allow dining-in at restaurants from June 29

E-mobility India Forum 2022 kicks off in Delhi

GST Council meet in Chandigarh

Posted on

Events to Watch out for – June 28, 2022

Events to Watch out for – June 28, 2022
events for the day

Photo : iStock

New Delhi: It is quite pertinent to keep track of the global economic developments and releases, corporate action as well as important meetings which may dictate the direction of the markets, not just in India but globally. Here’s a comprehensive guide to some of the events and cues that should be on your radar to determine the market momentum in tomorrow’s trading session.

Some of the global economic cues that market participants should keep on their radar are listed as follows:

Economic Release:

US Conference Board Consumer Confidence

Apart from this, the market calendar for India Inc. also looks action packed with board meets, committee meetings as well as upcoming AGMS as given below:

Corporate Action:

Jammu & Kashmir Bank consider the raising of capital (Tier I/Tier II) during the financial year 2022-23

Hindustan Aeronautics Board meet to consider dividend for FY22

Route Mobile Limited to consider a proposal for the buyback of fully paid-up equity shares of the company

NMDC meeting of shareholders and creditors to expedite the process of demerging the company’s under-construction Nagarnar Steel Plant

Ex-dividend date for SKF India and Whirlpool India Ltd.

Last day to buy Sona BLW Precision Forgings to be eligible for dividend

AGMs on June 28, 2022:


Bank of Maharashtra


Devyani International

Tata Steel

Bliss GVS

Elecon Eng


Additionally, it is quite useful to keep track of Analyst and Investor Meets:

Investor/Analyst Meet:

IEX meeting with SageOne Investments

Radico Khaitan meeting with host of investors

Kirloskar Brother meeting with Investors/Analysts

Greaves Cotton meeting with host of investors

EKI Energy to meet investor/analyst

Piramal Enterprises meeting with various Institutional Investors

Some of the other key events that market participants should watch out for are listed as follows:

Other Events:

ECB President Lagarde Speaks

Finland, Sweden Will Talk NATO Bid with Turkey’s Erdogan on June 28

GST Council to meet on June 28 and June 29

‘One-Health’ initiative to be launched in Bengaluru

PM Modi will visit UAE on June 28 after attending G7 Summit

Posted on

What’s happening around Lethbridge this week, June 26, 2022

What’s happening around Lethbridge this week, June 26, 2022

Have fun at one of the many events happening around Lethbridge this week (Photo: LNN)

By Drew Stremick

Jun 26, 2022 | 6:08 PM

LETHBRIDGE, AB – The events taking place around Lethbridge this week have something for everyone. You can dance, listen, learn, and celebrate all week.

For those with rhythm or who like to dance like no-one is watching, you can check out the Outdoor Social Dance. Starting at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 27, the Swing Bridge Dance Community (SBDC) will be playing classic swing tunes during a free dance event at the Legacy Park ampitheater, near the cross street of 40 Avenue North and 13 Street North. This is the first public event being hosted by SBDC, and although masks are not required, they are welcomed at the event, and the group asks individuals in attendance to please respect an individuals choice on the matter.

If you’d rather watch someone dance than participate yourself, head over to The Slice on Thursday, June 30, for Jukeboxx Rock n Roll Burlesque. Doors open for the event at 7 p.m. and feature 8 performers from the group Cabaret Calgary. Tickets can be purchased at the door or can be bought in advance on Showpass.

Need something heavier for a Thursday night? Rock out and get loud for Rebel Priest and Deadwolff and Hell Diablo at Theoretically Brewing. Doors open at 6 p.m. and tickets are available at the door. This concert is part of the Rebel Wolff Tour, as it makes its way through Western Canada.

Posted on

Event Briefing – Excess Rainfall – Covered Area Rainfall Events – Belize – June 10 2022 – Belize

Event Briefing - Excess Rainfall - Covered Area Rainfall Events - Belize - June 10 2022 - Belize



In the period between May 31st and June 2nd, 2022, the remnants of Tropical Cyclone Agatha generated adverse atmospheric conditions that caused moderate to heavy rainfall over several regions of Belize.

This event briefing describes the impact of rainfall on Belize, which was associated with a Covered Area Rainfall Event (CARE), starting on May 31st and ending on June 2 nd 2022. The Rainfall Index Loss (RIL) was below the attachment point of the Excess Rainfall policy for Belize and therefore no payout is due to the Government of Belize.

Neither Belize nor any of the other CCRIF members experienced tropical-storm-force winds from Tropical Cyclone Agatha, and therefore, a tropical cyclone event briefing was not issued for this event.

Posted on

COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Langley events for late June 2022 – Aldergrove Star

COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Langley events for late June 2022 - Aldergrove Star

Contact event organizers with any questions, including costs, age limits, and COVID precautions and vaccination requirements for in-person events.


Summer Reading Club: Summer reading tracking started Tuesday, June 21, in the Fraser Valley Regional Library club. Different activities and resources for age groups zero to Grade 6, Grades 7 to 12 and adults throughout summer. Free to join. Can track reading with Beanstack app or on paper. Enjoy summer performances and events at local library branches. Info:


Evening plant ecology walk: Derby Reach Brae Island Parks Association hosts 90-minute walk at 7 p.m. on June 24 along Tavistock Trail to explore the impact of invasive plants. Goes rain or shine. Dress for any weather. Bring binoculars. Free. Must register in advance:


Bandits: $5 from every gold or orange zone ticket will go to the Foundry Langley from the Friday, June 24 gate between the Fraser Valley Bandits and the Montreal Alliance. Game time is 7 p.m. at the Langley Events Centre. Info:


Pickleball tournament: Douglas Park Pickleball players hosting a charity tournament June 24 to 26. Raffles, prizes, barbecue, and more. Everyone welcome. In support of Douglas Park Community School. Info:


Comedy Night: Stand-up comedy starting at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, in the Aldergrove Legion, 26607 Fraser Hwy. Headliner Patrick Maliha, with Justin Nichol, and Steev Letts. Tickets: $18 through


Art show: Acorn Art and Image marks 25 years with a show June 25 and 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 19783 40A Ave. Art in various media as well as a raffle, and photo shoot. Info:


Municipal Pensioner Retirees Association: In-person quarterly meetings for the Langley chapter resume Monday, June 27 at Douglas Recreation Centre, 20550 Douglas Cres. at 1:30 p.m. Open to everyone.


Anything Goes: Fraser Valley Musical Theatre show features a cast of 30, a live orchestra and a 38-foot ship. Shows are June 30, July 2, 7, 8 and 9, with matinees July 3 and 10. At Mainstage Theatre, 13750 88th Ave. Formerly the Fraser Valley Gilbert and Sullivan Society.


Free drop-in camps: Langley City, the Langley Children’s Committee and Langley School District Foundation offer Langley Adventure Playground pilot at Portage Park. Free unstructured play Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from July 5 to Sept. 3. Two recreation workers on site to help. For ages five to 11. Parents encouraged to stay. Info:


30th anniversary celebration: Rotary Club of Langley Sunrise invites past members or current Rotarians to join in a celebration of the club’s three decades of community service. Event is July 6 at Adrian’s at the Airport. Info: May, 604-530-7092 or


Community Market: Artful Dodger Pub, 2364 200th St., hosting market starting July 10. Runs noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Free admission. Portion of proceeds donated to local charities. For info: email or go online to


LEPS Eco Explorers Kids Camp: Sign up open for camps for six- to 10-year-olds during July and August. Topics include watersheds, pollinators, trash to treasure, birds, and much more. $5 per day per child. Camps run 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Derek Doubleday Arboretum Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Info: or 604-546-0344.


Urban Safari Rescue Society summer camps: Charity offers five-day weekday camps for children six to eight and nine to 12 between July 4 and Sept. 2. $210 plus GST (less on weeks with certain stat holidays). At society facility, 1395 176th St. Info:


50 Shades of Blue: Fort Langley Artists Group show goes until July 16 at the CN station on Fort Langley. Info: or Facebook.


Hub meeting: Langley Seniors in Action monthly meeting allows local seniors to gather virtually, collaborate and network. Open to seniors and those in the senior-serving organizations and businesses. Meetings are third Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. Info:


Seniors Telephone Social: Free 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and Friday learning sessions via phone. Free but must register in advance at 778-251-1003 or June 24: stories and poems by author Jim McGregor. June 28: old time radio snippets and chat.


Hominum Fraser Valley: Informal discussion and support group to help gay, bi-sexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. Meets on the last Monday of every month. Information: Art, 604-477-9553 or


Community Engagement: Langley Community Services Society program for senior immigrants who are permanent residents. Meet people from around the world, learn about topics such as Canadian culture, financial literacy, recipes, gardening and more. Free. In person at LCSS office, 5330 207th St. or online. Info and registration: Joohye Nam, 604-534-7921 ext. 1204 or


Volunteers needed: Critter Care Wildlife Society looking for volunteers for various duties (animal capture, transport, painters, builders, gardeners, landscapers, general maintenance and labour. Info: Michelle Binnet,


Langley Newcomers and Friends: Women’s group meets on the first Tuesday of each month for outings and activities, including movie nights, brunch, lunch, socials, walks and more. Info:


Meditation: Free session Thursdays 7 to 8 p.m. at the Derek Doubleday Arboretum Rotary Interpretive Centre, 21177 Fraser Hwy. Folding chairs available on site or bring one. Hosted by Melissa Kramer, Low Entropy Foundation. Open to all skill levels and those wanting to learn more. Info:


Singles Social Walking Club: Singles 55+ do walks in Surrey, Langley, etc. Saturdays, Sundays and stat holidays. Walk at 10 a.m. with brunch 11 a.m. Info: or Sherry, 604-531-4427.


Queen Mum’s Jewels: Women’s group meets at various venues for socializing and activities, such as luncheons, brunch, movies, live theatre, games, bus tours, fashion shows and more. Info:


Prostate Cancer Support Group: Group meets monthly in the Arbor Room at Valley View Memorial Garden, 14644 72nd Ave. Open to any interested in prostate cancer. Info: 604-594-5257.


Fort Langley Farmers Market: Saturdays from 1 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the United Churches of Langley in Fort Langley, 9025 Glover Rd.


Groups are welcome to submit information about upcoming community events in Langley. Click here. Publication is at the discretion of the newspaper, and host groups are responsible for keeping their information up to date.


community calendar

Posted on

Events, decisions, and reports at City Council for the week of June 20, 2022

Events, decisions, and reports at City Council for the week of June 20, 2022
June 23 2022 –

Vancouver City Council met this week with some members joining electronically and others in person, to hear and discuss a variety of topics during Council, and Standing Committee on Policy and Strategic Priorities. 

Tuesday, June 21

This week’s Council began with Mayor Kennedy Stewart giving remarks on and reading the National Indigenous Peoples Day proclamation. This was followed by the approval of the following reports and referral reports on consent:

After that, the Council approved the following reports:

Council approved By-laws 1 to 46 (16 MB), then the following Administrative Motions and Council Members’ Motions:

Council Members’ Motion Street Care, Not Street Sweeps: Ending Daily Displacement in Vancouver (26 KB) was referred to staff for consideration and response in the planned upcoming report to Council.

The following motions were referred to the Standing Committee on Policy and Strategic Priorities on Wednesday, June 22, 2022:

Council also approved two new business items:

  • Requests for Leaves of Absence
  • Provincial Apology for Sixties Scoop

On Tuesday evening, a Public Hearing was held where Council approved:

Heritage Designation – 347 West Pender Street, Hartney Chambers was withdrawn on June 14, 2022.

Wednesday, June 22

The Standing Committee on Policy and Strategic Priorities began with the approval of Contract Award for the Provision of Mobility Services and Devices for the City of Vancouver (51 KB) on consent.

The Standing Committee then approved the following reports and referred motions:

A Council meeting was convened immediately following the Standing Committee meeting, approving the recommendations and actions of the preceding Standing Committee on Policy and Strategic Priorities.

Thursday, June 23

A Public Hearing will convene on Thursday, June 23 at 6 pm, for Council to consider the following agenda items:

The next regular Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 5 at 9:30am.

Find agendas and meeting reports