March 19, 2019 (Toronto, Ontario): Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC, the dame of the iconic cobblestone village in New York City, celebrates its 15th anniversary this month with a series of surprises for future guests. For a limited time, the hotel will offer guests 15 per cent off stays booked through the months of May, August and September. The first 15 guests to book their stay using discount code: GHG15 will also receive a special gift. Built in 2004, Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC was one of the first urban luxury hotels to be developed in the Meatpacking District, and has since stood for a new world of luxury. The hotel known for its breathtaking rooftop and mesmerizing 360-degree panoramic views of New York City and sunsets over the Hudson River, stills provides a calibre of service unrivalled by few. From the hotel’s architecture, surrounding neighbourhood, gastronomic offerings and proximity to the best museums in the world, the Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC recognizes that with spring comes a new wardrobe. Gansevoort Hotel has the spring cleaners and fashionistas covered with their new Shop Til You Drop hotel package that makes for the perfect celebratory spring shopping experience in one of the world’s most prominent shopping capitals: New York City. Year over year, millions of Canadians make their way across the border to New York City to go shopping. From the unique, U.S. only brands, New York City offers Canadians a shopping experience that they can’t get from home. With boutique stores and department stores unavailable in Canada, the city bustles with shopping opportunities at every corner. With the package, guests can experience a fun-filled day of retail-therapy and celebrations in the beloved Meatpacking District. With a gift bag filled with exclusive store discounts, experiences and samples, guests will shop at local retailers such as AllSaints, Eberjey, Madewell, Caudalie, Bloomingdales, Sephora and more. About Gansevoort Hotel Group Since opening in 2004, Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC has undergone a round of renovations to completely modernize the entire property. Enter this trendy property and find yourself immersed in a swanky lobby complete with a pool table and bar to jump start your trip. All rooms feature carpeting, drapery, tufted headboards with pops of colour, mod-styled sofas, and wall-hung LCD TVs. Additional luxurious amenities include a 45-foot heated outdoor rooftop pool with underwater lights, landscaped terraces, 5,500 square feet event space with soaring 20-foot ceilings and wall-to-wall windows where guests can enjoy a priceless sunset off the Hudson River. For more information, please visit www.gansevoorthotelgroup.com.
Droughts, heatwaves, and weak monsoons come and go every year. Some survive it and some don’t. But those who always bear the brunt of rising temperatures are the poor. Thousands of daily wage labourers in Bihar step out every day to be able to earn a meagre amount but the scorching sun is not letting them do that either. Unable to beat the heat, they work late hours and earn less. The rising temperatures killed 78 people within 48 hours in Bihar’s Aurangabad, Gaya and Nawada districts, which are also facing water crisis. After hundreds of deaths, district magistrates of five Bihar districts, including the worst-hit Gaya, invoked Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure to ban public activities during daytime. While rains did lash Bihar last week, it could only provide temporary relief. Temperatures again rose to 41 to 42 degrees Celsius with high humidity. The India Meteorological Department’s Patna office again issued a heatwave alert. Also Read – A special kind of bond”I was earning Rs 500-600 a day to dig up soil on a contract basis, carry sand, bricks or stone chips. But the intense heat has forced us to reduce our working hours and got our earnings down to Rs 300-400 a day,” said Rajdeo Yadav, a daily wage labourer in Patna. The hostile climate is forcing the poor to not take the risk of working during in the afternoon. “We have to take regular intervals to rest and escape the Sun. We don’t work between 12.30 pm and 3.30 pm,” added Yadav. Also Read – Insider threat managementFarmers, too, are finding it tough to irrigate land. Manish Singh, a marginal farmer in drought-hit Jehanabad district, said rising mercury and no pre-monsoon showers have together left no moisture in the land to start the process of cultivation for Kharif season. “We have not even begun preparing our land for paddy as the soil is rock-like owing to lack of moisture,” he said adding that the fear of another drought is haunting them all. In the state capital Patna as well, where temperatures are above 45°C, roadside vendors are severely hit. “No customer shows up in the afternoon. There’s no sale, no business. We are totally dependent on the evening after the Sun sets,” said Nagender Kumar, a garment vendor who sits near Patna railway station. The IMD recorded 45.8°C on June 15, the hottest day in the past 53 years. Manoj Kumar, executive director of the state health society, said Bihar government issued an advisory asking people to avoid going out in the day and keep themselves hydrated. It is an alarming sign that temperatures are rising and rainfall is decreasing every year, said Ranjeev, an environmental activist. “The heat is slowly putting more and more stress on farmers. They are dependent on water, but the prolonged heatwave has dried water bodies,” he said. (The author is a Patna-based freelance journalist. The views expressed are strictly personal)
Atlas Copco has agreed to acquire Geawelltech, which sells, rents out and manufactures well- and geotechnical drilling equipment. Gruv Entreprenad Anläggning Welltech System, based in Jonsered, Sweden, has for many years been an Atlas Copco distributor of well- and geotechnical drilling equipment, and the majority of revenues are generated from this business. The company also manufactures drilling rigs suitable for a wide range of applications and has annual revenues of about SEK 90 million.“Geawelltech has a strong position in Sweden as a one-stop-shop supplier for customers within well- and geotechnical drilling,” said Johan Halling, Business Area President, Atlas Copco Mining and Rock Excavation Technique. “Ground engineering is a strategic segment for us, and this fits perfectly with the existing Atlas Copco product portfolio.”The acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter. The acquired business will become part of Atlas Copco’s new Surface and Exploration Drilling division in the Mining and Rock Excavation Technique business area.