Palm Fountain to celebrate Diwali this year | News

first_imgIt is also known as the festival of lights and coincides with the Hindu New Year. The fountain show will take place at 21:00.Following the show, a firework display will take place which will illuminate the night sky.Diwali is a four to five-day-long festival which is celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists every autumn.- Advertisement – The impressive fountains shoot up to 105 metres high and are choreographed along with over 3,000 LED lights. There are two giant floating platforms that cover almost 14,000 square feet.For the occasion of Diwali, the performance has been choreographed to dance to classic and contemporary Bollywood tunes and Hindi pop songs.- Advertisement – The Palm Fountain will welcome Diwali this coming week, with the record-breaking attraction set to put on a one-off performance to celebrate the festival. In addition to the dancing fountain, an amazing firework show is set to light up the skies of Dubai on November 13th. – Advertisement –center_img OlderNorwegian cuts 1,600 jobs as government rejects funding plea – Advertisement –last_img read more

Eliseo Rio Jr. quits as DICT undersecretary due to ‘internal issues’

first_img Rio, who led the government’s search for a third telecommunications provider, said in a television interview on Monday that he has submitted his resignation letter to the Malacañang on Jan. 31. “I just said as far as I’m concerned, DICT does not need any confidential funds. Wala sa mandate namin to conduct surveillance and intelligence activities… I would rather have it given to the NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) and the police,” Rio said. Eliseo Rio Jr. BENJIE CASTRO FOR GMA NEWS He was reassigned as undersecretary in July 2019 when Honasan was appointed as DICT chief. He also served as commissioner of the National Telecommunications Commission from 2001 to 2002 and later on joined Globe subsidiary Bayan Telecommunications as board member. Rio, a retired Army general, served as acting secretary of the DICT and led the bidding process for the third slot as mobile communications provider in 2018. DICT was created by a law signed by then President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III in May 2016 as the main agency that will craft and promote the national development agenda on telecommunications and information technology, taking the function away from the older Department of Transportation and Communications./PN MANILA – Eliseo Rio Jr. has tendered his resignation as undersecretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) due to “internal issues.” Rio also contested the need for a P400-million confidential fund for the agency in 2019 – an amount which Secretary Gringo Honasan put back in the DICT’s budget when he was still a senator. “I filed my resignation and awaiting acceptance of the President,” Rio told CNN Philippines. “‘Yung situation sa DICT, I cannot work with the undersecretaries at assistant secretaries eh.” “They are not involving me. I’m supposed to be Undersecretary of Operations, but they are not involving me in decisions,” he added. “‘Yung operations and intelligence, very close ‘yan so whatever intel, involved talaga ang operations. I might as well get out, sayang ang sweldo para sa akin.” Rio added that he left his post due to some conflicting views with other officials in the agency particularly on millions of pesos in confidential funds lodged with the agency, and apparent friction with new appointees.last_img read more

Yahaya Mohammed: “Current Kotoko players not good enough for the shirt”

first_imgFormer Kotoko striker Yahaya Mohammed has criticized the team’s players for their awful league form.Mohammed, citing immaturity as a major factor, argued that the caliber of players in the ranks of the club now do not merit famous Kotoko jersey.Yahaya made these comments after Kotoko’s crashing 3-0 defeat at home to Berekum Chelsea in the league on Sunday. That loss saw the Porcupines drop to 11th on the log.CLICK TO READ: 7 things we learned from the last matchday“Most of the players do not deserve to wear the Kotoko jersey. The players are not matured and do not have the requisite mental toughness to don the red colours.“Today, any player plays for Kotoko but I can tell you that apart from Jordan Opoku, Micheal Akuffo and Ahmed Toure, none of the players deserves to wear the Kotoko jersey.” “The problem of the club is not about the management or board. It is the playing body. Most people are scared to say it but I will point it out.”“The coach has done nothing wrong. It is the players who do not deserve to play for the club.”Yahaya signed for Aduana just before the commencement of the second round of the league but is yet to feature due to administrative issues.CLICK TO READ: Matchday 23 game-by-game preview– Follow Kweku on Twitter: nana_odum. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtaglast_img read more