Mahabaleshwar Travel Guide

Mahabaleshwar Travel Guide

Mahabaleshwar is a charming hill station surrounded by the great mountain ranges of Western Ghats. It is full of lush green forest, beautiful orchards and wildlife. It is situated at an elevation of 1372 meters and provides panoramic view of the surrounding area with spectacular peaks and splendid greenery. With Mahabaleshwar just few hours away from Pune, Puneites love to take a short trip to this magnificent hill stationby hiring one of the Pune to Mahabaleshwar cabs. Things to do Mahabaleshwar is a perfect place to seek peace and inhale…

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‘Lewd acts’ force changes to New York wi-fi kiosks

‘Lewd acts’ force changes to New York wi-fi kiosks

Google-funded internet kiosks around New York City are being updated to stop them being used “inappropriately”. Free web browsing on the 400 kiosks will be disabled to stop people viewing pornography sites and also to prevent individuals using them for too long. The change comes after several New Yorkers reported people committing “lewd acts” at the booths. The kiosks will still offer free phone calls, wi-fi, charging points, maps and access to emergency services. Homeless hub In an update posted to its website, LinkNYC, which runs the kiosks thanks to…

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Fall in UK commercial property values slows in August – IPD index

Fall in UK commercial property values slows in August – IPD index

UK commercial property values fell less sharply in August than the month before, a closely-watched index showed on Thursday, suggesting concerns about the impact of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union on the sector may be easing. Overall property values for UK commercial assets fell 0.65 percent year-on-year in August, the IPD real estate index, compiled by MSCI, showed on Thursday. This compared with a 2.8 percent fall in July, which was the biggest slide since March 2009 and reflected a sharp drop in market confidence after the June…

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Qantas plane aborts landing at Sydney Airport after wheel drama

Qantas plane aborts landing at Sydney Airport after wheel drama

A QANTAS flight was forced to abort its landing on final approach to Sydney Airport this afternoon after a “malfunction” alert sounded in the cockpit moments after its wheels were lowered. The Dash 8-300 flight from Canberra to Sydney was descending to runway about 1.45pm and was at 1300ft when the captain suddenly pushed the thrust, raised the wheels and climbed away from the busy air hub before turning the plane out to sea. An emergency vehicle arrives just as the aircraft touched down. Picture: Kerrie BuhagiarSource:Supplied Passengers remained calm…

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EC celebrates 25 years by inspiring young Maltese

EC celebrates 25 years by inspiring young Maltese

hosted a variety of keynote and panel speakers, using a TED talk format, including opera singer Joseph Calleja and Alfred Pisani, chairman and CEO of hotel chain Corinthia Group. Guests shared their experiences to inspire young, ambitious entrepreneurs and their business goals. Andrew Mangion, executive chairman of EC, told The PIE News they found people to participate “from all walks of life”. He added that these particular entrepreneurs were people who “have not just made it in Malta, but were bold enough to dream beyond the shores of the island”. Mangion…

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Russia extends porn site ban

Russia extends porn site ban

Russia’s media watchdog, Roskomnadzor, has blocked access to two of the world’s largest pornography websites. Internet service providers had until Tuesday to implement the ban. The sites now redirect to a message explaining they have been blocked “by decision of public authorities”. In 2015, the authorities banned 11 popular pornography websites, saying many failed to protect children “from information harmful to their health”. Analysis by Vitaliy Shevchenko, BBC Monitoring The decision was made following two separate court rulings, which said the websites “spread pornography”. Sexually explicit content is not outlawed…

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Bank of England sticks with rate cut signal despite Brexit bounce

Bank of England sticks with rate cut signal despite Brexit bounce

The Bank of England said on Thursday it was still likely to cut interest rates to just above zero later this year, even though the initial Brexit hit to Britain’s economy was proving less severe than it had predicted only last month. The BoE’s rate-setters voted unanimously to keep Bank Rate at 0.25 percent, the lowest level in the BoE’s 322-year history, after cutting it in August for the first time since 2009 to tackle the shock of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. Policymakers also voted 9-0 to…

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Wish you were here — Qantas revamps the Out of Office reply

Wish you were here — Qantas revamps the Out of Office reply

The most boring email ever sent or received is getting a makeover in a genius marketing move by Qantas. The Flying Kangaroo has teamed up with Instagram to provide email account holders with a simple formula to link their “out of office reply” to photos from their Insta-account. It means when an out of office reply is sent it will come with a message and an array of travel pictures letting the receiver know they are on leave — and probably enjoying a great holiday. Clever … Qantas’s latest innovation…

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Foreign HEIs exempt from China’s NGO law

Foreign HEIs exempt from China’s NGO law

Hao Yunhong, deputy director general of the NGO management office at MPS, told the Chamber in Beijing that a foreign university coming to China to recruit students will not be required to comply with the law, which comes into effect on 1 January 2017. “These activities are not subject to the NGO law, as they are subject to MOE regulations” “Foreign universities may engage in recruiting activities in China through overseas study agencies that have a license from the Ministry of Education,” said Hao. “These activities are not subject to…

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Tesla criticised over Autopilot safety

Tesla criticised over Autopilot safety

Tesla has “pushed the envelope” on safety, former business partner Mobileye has said. Its zeal to extend its Autopilot system had led Mobileye to stop working with Tesla, said the chairman of the computer vision company. Autopilot has been under scrutiny since a fatal crash in May caused by the technology missing a lorry. Responding to Mobileye, Tesla said Autopilot was built to help drivers, not turn cars into autonomous vehicles. Taking control Mobileye executive Amnon Shashua told Reuters that the design of Autopilot threatened to push it beyond the…

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