Siliguri: Goutam Deb, state Tourism minister, inaugurated the 29th Uttar Banga Rath Yatra festival organised by ISKCON in Siliguri. The chief guest to the event was the minister himself along with Sourav Chakraborty, the SJDA chairman, the IRS Commissioner, the IPS, DCP and other eminent personalities.Lord Jagannath’s journey began from ISKCON temple at 2 pm, taking a tour of the whole Siliguri town in the freshly coated multi-coloured chariot winding through Sevoke Road, Panitanki More, Pakurtala, Nazrul Sarani, Swamiji More and other routes. Every year, the Lords come out in three different chariots pulled by their devotees in large numbers and visit their aunt’s place, better known as Gundicha Mandir, located at Sevoke Road.
Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 3 min read Electronically sharing documents between users may be necessary for office workflow, but searching for the correct version of a file can drain productivity and cause frustration. According to a 2012 study by Harris Interactive, a Rochester, N.Y.-based market research firm, 83 percent of employees say they waste time every day tracking, sharing or finding the correct version of a file.”Documents are like rumors — once they’re shared, you don’t know what they’ll look like when they come back,” says Christopher Seiwald, CEO of Perforce, an Alameda, Calif.-based productivity software company.Working from the wrong version of a file can lead to missed business opportunities, damaged reputations and poor impressions on colleagues and customers.Related: 5 Techniques to Tame Your Overflowing Email InboxSeiwald says a few small steps can help everyone in your company keep track of shared documents. 1. Adopt a smart naming scheme.Don’t label documents “new” or “final,” says Seiwald, as they are never really new or final for long.”You’ll end up with file names like: ‘sales_presentation_final_draft8_sally_reallyFINAL’ and nobody can understand that,” he says.Instead, Seiwald suggests adopting a company-wide naming scheme that uses version numbers or dates and initials of the person who created or edited it. For example, that sales presentation might be named: sales_presentation_ver5 _SV.2. Reconsider using email for document sharing. Email as a document-sharing method can cause a lot of problems. People end up wasting time trying to find the right email, and risk not sending it to everyone who should contribute, says Seiwald. Email also can’t accommodate large file sizes, which means that businesses might share large files in one place and small files in another, creating potential content chaos. “Use email for conversations about a document,” says Seiwald. “But don’t use it as a document management option.”3. Find a system that works for your staff.Be warned, if you try to implement a new file management system, your staff might find a way to work around it. The Harris Interactive study found that 92 percent of employees use email even when there is another file management system in place. Choose a method that’s flexible enough to let employees work the way they want to.”Web-based file-sharing systems, such as Dropbox, make it easy to share files by emailing a link,” says Seiwald. The downside is that the document exists outside the company’s firewall, making it vulnerable to hackers. Another option is a system such as Google Docs. However, collaboration can be challenging because multiple people can make changes at the same time, he says.Companies can also use document-collaboration software, which addresses issues such as security and versioning. Commons, a software package offered by Seiwald’s company Perforce, allows employees to safely share and collaborate on documents without overwriting someone else’s work. It’s free for up to 20 users. Another option is Sharepoint by Microsoft. Starting at $3 per user per month, it allows companies to organize and share documents online.Whatever you do, don’t just outsource your decision to your IT department. “Try different systems and get feedback [from your employees], Seiwald says. “It doesn’t do any good to put a process in place if no one is going to use it.”Related: How Long Do You Really Need to Keep Your Financial Documents? Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. May 1, 2013 Register Now »
Fathom to offer cruise credit via Airbnb Posted by Friday, August 5, 2016 << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Airbnb, Fathom Share MIAMI — Fathom, Carnival Corporations 10th and newest brand that specializes in social impact travel, has become the latest company to team up with Airbnb.The two have partnered for a ‘give and get’ opportunity for new Airbnb hosts in the U.S. Beginning today, people who sign up to become a new host with Airbnb will receive a US$250 credit for a Fathom cruise to the Dominican Republic or Cuba.Fathom’s cruises to the Dominican Republic focus on an authentic, enriching and meaningful experience that allows travelers to participate alongside locals to address community needs. Fathom’s culturally immersive cruise itinerary in Cuba features experiences in the Cuban port cities of Havana, Cienfuegos, and Santiago de Cuba, exposing travelers to a rich and vibrant culture that until now most U.S. travelers have only seen in photographs.“We love that Airbnb offers a marketplace of unforgettable experiences curated by their host community all over the world,” said Tara Russell, president of Fathom and global impact lead for Carnival Corporation. “In many ways, we share that same passion and deliver new memories. Today’s consumers want to have unique, immersive experiences, and I’m excited that we can now creatively make this possible even further through this natural partnership.”More news: Honolulu authorities investigate arsons at 3 Waikiki hotels; no injuries reportedPrices for the seven-day trips to the Dominican Republic start at $499 per person, excluding taxes, fees, and port expenses and including all meals on the ship, onboard social impact immersion experiences, three on-shore social impact activities and related supplies. Prices vary by season. To secure a spot on future sailings, a fully refundable $300 per person deposit is required for all cabin categories and occupancy levels. Final payment is due 90 days prior to departure.Prices for seven-day itineraries to Cuba start at $1,899 per person, excluding Cuban visas, taxes, fees and port expenses and including all meals on the ship and lunch while in the three ports, onboard experiences and on-the-ground activities. Prices will vary by season. To secure a spot on future sailings, a fully refundable $600 per person deposit is required for all cabin categories and occupancy levels. Final payment is due 90 days prior to departure.For more information on the partnership, visit fathom.org/airbnb. Travelweek Group