Express News Service SHIKARIPURA: For BJP’s chief ministerial candidate B S Yeddyurappa, it is not all about winning Shikaripura, the constituency that has elected him seven times. The 75-year-old shoulders the responsibility of taking his party beyond the magic figure of 113 seats and, most importantly, ensuring consolidation of Lingayat votes in BJP’s favour post the minority religion status row. In a chat with TNIE amid the busy campaign schedule in Shikaripura, Yeddyurappa talks about why he firmly believes that he will take oath as Chief Minister on May 17, 2018. Excerpts: You have campaigned in Shikaripura just for a day. How confident are you of a victory? Congress is confident of returning to power. Your observation? Is the BJP heavily dependent on Narendra Modi and Amit Shah to win this election? Is the BJP’s central leadership overshadowing state leadership? Will Sriramulu be made the next Deputy Chief Minister? Congress claims the upper hand in Old … [Read more...] about Regret leaving BJP, I made a mistake, says B S Yeddyurappa
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On the corner of Bauddhaloka Mawatha (once known as Bullers Road) and Bullers Lane, lies Thurban House. For many years, it stood, unassuming, and for many people, almost lost in sight. This was until Sanath Weeratne, the Public Trustee, started refurbishing it. This year, they unveiled a statue in front of it. It was the statue of Sir D.B. Jayatilaka - this year was his 150th birth anniversary and tomorrow (29) will be his 74th death anniversary. Thurban House, once owned by Sir D.B., was his prized possession, said Weeratne, and in his last will, he left the house and his close to 100-acre coconut estate in Dodangaslanda, called Pitakanda Estate, to the Public Trustee to manage. More importantly, he insisted that the Office of the Public Trustee as long as it functions in Sri Lanka, functions from his house. “If not for Sir D.B., we would not be here today, literally,” said Weeratne. The life and, perhaps even more, the death of Sir D.B. Jayatilaka has been closely … [Read more...] about Sir D.B.’s last will
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- B. Riley FBR, Inc., a leading full service investment bank and wholly-owned subsidiary of B. Riley Financial, Inc., acted as the exclusive financial advisor to private equity firm Atlas Holdings LLC in its sale of Amaray’s U.S. business to Westfall Technik, Inc. (“Westfall”), a global holding company that provides highly productive plastics manufacturing solutions to the medical, packaging and consumer industries. Amaray U.S. is the leading supplier of media packaging and a growing supplier to the consumer packaged goods, personal care, and healthcare markets with two plant operations in Pittsfield, MA and Elizabethtown, KY. /EIN News/ -- Jacob Hudson, Managing Partner of Atlas Holdings, commented on the transaction, “B. Riley FBR was critical in helping to find the best buyer for the business, allowing us to maximize value while providing a bright future for the employees, customers and other stakeholders of … [Read more...] about B. Riley FBR Advises Atlas Holdings LLC in the Sale of Amaray’s U.S. Business to Westfall Technik, Inc.
By MIKE COTE October 27. 2018 8:11PM Hampton-based Brazonics uses robotics in its manufacturing process. This still is from a video used to promote the company's attendance at the Defence and Security Equipment International trade show in London in 2017. (COURTESY) Mike Mastergeorge has the same thing on his mind as most manufacturing employers these days: Finding enough workers to keep up with growth.The vice president and general manager of Hampton-based Brazonics will kick off the 16th annual Governor's Advanced Manufacturing and High Technology Summit next Friday with a few introductory comments to set the stage for Gov. Chris Sununu."It's a pretty good market right now for all of us," Mastergeorge said Thursday. "We just can't find enough employees to absorb it all. We would probably go faster if we could. It's probably number one, number two and two-and-half for us right now."The summit runs from 7 a.m to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at the Grappone Conference Center in … [Read more...] about Mike Cote’s Business Editor’s Notebook: High-tech summit to focus on labor, growth
Phyllis Polk Johnson, executive director of the Mississippi Board of Nursing, was named Mississippi’s Business Woman of the Year for 2018 Thursday by the Mississippi Business Journal. Johnson was joined by 10 finalists and 39 other honorees at an event at the Old Capitol Inn in Downtown Jackson. At the Mississippi Board of Nursing, Johnson is responsible for the oversight of approximately 68,000 nurses (RNs, LPNs, and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses). Prior to this role, Phyllis was the Director of Advanced Practice and Licensure where she was responsible for the regulation of licensure, compliance, and discipline for the more than 5000 Advanced Practice Nurses (Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Midwives, and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists) in the state. She has held numerous clinical and managerial responsibilities in her more than thirty years of nursing. A native of Carthage, Johnson attended South Leake High School in Walnut Grove, where she … [Read more...] about Phyllis Polk Johnson named MBJ’s Business Woman of the Year