Agitation continues at Presidency despite varsity proposal

first_imgKolkata: A section of students at Presidency University (PU) continued their agitation on Friday, ignoring the appeal of the university authorities to withdraw their agitation.The university had offered a proposal of slashing the counselling fees for the students, who find it difficult to furnish the same. However, the students stuck to their demand of reducing it for all students and went on with their sit-in demonstration at the first floor where the room of the Vice-Chancellor, Registrar and other senior varsity officials are located. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed”We have told them that the excess fee for counselling will not be charged from the students who have financial constraints,” said Debajyoti Konar, Registrar of PU. The university on Thursday had claimed helplessness in reducing the fees and had said that the state Joint Entrance Board has enhanced the counselling fees to Rs 500 from Rs 100. The agitating students also alleged that the university has been pursuing the admission process without publishing the merit list. They demanded publication of the same as they feel that admission without it may jeopardise transparency associated with the process. It may be mentioned that 38,000 applicants had appeared for the written test at the varsity. There are 705 seats in the undergraduate level. The first phase of counselling is scheduled to be held from July 17 to 20, while the second phase will be held on July 22 and 23.last_img read more

Summer runs longer in Myrtle Beach with 60 More Days of Summer

first_imgTags: Myrtle Beach, Promotions MYRTLE BEACH — The Myrtle Beach area of South Carolina kicks off its annual ‘60 More Days of Summer” campaign on Sept. 1. This year, the focus will be on wellness and relaxation—all easily attainable on the area’s 60 miles of sun-soaked beaches.The campaign, which runs through October, features a myriad of wellness and adventure offerings. Visitors can enjoy surfing, high ropes courses, cable wake boarding, inland kayaking, spa services, local and sustainable cuisine, and serene natural settings, to name just a few. Special offerings for the fall season include complimentary weekly beach yoga and meditation zones appealing to all five senses.Area resorts and hotels will also offer exclusive wellness-focused packages and deals to appeal to the health-conscious traveler, including up to US$200 in spa credits with a minimum two-night stay at the newly renovated Marriott at Grande Dunes; unlimited yoga and fitness classes, daily health-conscious breakfast, a facial and a massage with a two-night minimum stay in a two-bedroom villa at Kingston Resorts; and a facial massage, 60-minute full-body massage and daily breakfast with a two-night minimum stay at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes.More news:  Save the dates! Goway’s Africa Roadshow is back“The Myrtle Beach area has long offered robust wellness experiences that appeal to the adventurous and health-focused traveler,” said Scott Schult, executive vice president of marketing at Visit Myrtle Beach. “What our 60 More Days of Summer campaign does is simply shine a light on this offering while creating a reason to travel right now: undeniable affordability combined with the appeal of the fall season, with its summer-like temperatures, warm ocean waters and more peaceful ambiance.”During September and October, the Myrtle Beach area will offer weekly, complimentary Vinyasa yoga on the beach each Saturday morning beginning at 9 a.m. Yogis are invited to meet and park at Shanti Yoga Studio at 7901 N Ocean Blvd #5 in Myrtle Beach, before walking to the 79th Ave beach access. Class will be offered in the studio in the event of inclement weather. No prior experience is needed. Participants should bring a beach towel and water.Additionally, meditation zones will be located throughout the area, with instructions to download a complimentary guided meditation appealing to all five senses, created exclusively for these locations in partnership with local yoga instructor and meditation expert Dawn Yager.More news:  Virgin Voyages de-activates Quebec accounts at FirstMates agent portalWeekly bicycle excursions will also be offered, with interested cyclists meeting at Pee Dee Bicycle Company (1600 Farrow Pkwy B1, Myrtle Beach) on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and travelling around the Market Common area. Participants must bring their own bicycle or can rent one during the shop’s normal business hours. The group will ride approximately 10 miles round trip.For more information on the 60 More Days of Summer campaign, the area’s varied wellness experiences or to book a trip to the Myrtle Beach area, go to VisitMyrtleBeach.com/60Days. Share Posted by Summer runs longer in Myrtle Beach with ’60 More Days of Summer’ campaigncenter_img Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Thursday, August 17, 2017 last_img read more