A Red Circle’s Executive Director Receives National Recognition

Erica Williams named inaugural cohort of Ecosystem Changemakers.

(St. Louis, Mo., June 14, 2024) Erica Williams, the Executive Director and Founder of the nonprofit A Red Circle, has been recognized nationally by being selected as part of the inaugural cohort for the Pava LaPere Award for Cultivating Ecosystems (PLACE) Builders fellows’ program. This fellowship is a joint initiative by EcoMap, an ecosystem intelligence AI software company, and Forward Cities, a national nonprofit that works with partners to build equitable entrepreneurial communities.

Erica Williams

Williams is one of eight individuals from different parts of the United States chosen for this honor. The PLACE Builders program aims to empower changemakers in catalyzing more equitable entrepreneurial ecosystems in their respective communities. Fellows receive professional mentorship, access to a digital toolkit, funding support, and a platform to share the story of their communities with a broader audience.

“I am extremely honored to be selected as a PLACE Builders fellow, which identifies my work in cultivating an equitable entrepreneurial ecosystem in North St. Louis County,” said Williams. “This recognition supports my vision to create supportive spaces like a shared commercial kitchen to enable the success of food entrepreneurs and producers in our community.”

Founded in 2017, A Red Circle is a nonprofit dedicated to the advancement of racial equity in North St. Louis County, Mo. The organization creates economic and community betterment solutions through education, employment, and empowerment. A Red Circle has four Missouri locations – Healthy Flavor Community Garden in Riverview, North County Agricultural Education Center in Pine Lawn, The Creative Spot in Ferguson, and North County Community Nexus in Bellefontaine Neighbors – to best serve the community and improve wellness opportunities for its citizens who experience healthy food access disparities in the region.

For more information, call (314) 328-2286 or visit www.aredcircle.org.

Joyalukkas Unveils Second Kondapur Showroom with Grand Opening on 13th June

Joyalukkas Unveils

Hyderabad,14th June 2024 – Joyalukkas, the globally acclaimed jeweller is excited to announce the grand opening of its second brand-new showroom in Kondapur on 13th June 2024. This milestone marks another step in Joyalukkas’ mission to provide its esteemed customers with an unparalleled jewellery shopping experience.

The new Kondapur showroom is designed with international aesthetics, offering millions of designs and curated collections. Customers can expect superior facilities and unmatched customer service, reinforcing Joyalukkas’ commitment to excellence in the jewellery industry.

To celebrate this grand opening, Joyalukkas is delighted to offer an inaugural discount of flat 50% off on all making charges for gold, diamonds, precious and silver jewellery. This exclusive offer is valid from 13th June to 14th July 2024, making it the perfect opportunity for customers to indulge in exquisite jewellery at incredible prices.

Speaking of the launch, Joy Alukkas, Chairman and MD of Joyalukkas Group said: “We are delighted to open our second showroom in Kondapur, bringing our world-class jewellery and exceptional customer service closer to more customers. This expansion underscores our dedication to providing an extraordinary shopping experience with a diverse range of designs and superior quality. We invite everyone to join us in celebrating this grand opening and take advantage of our special inaugural offer.”

The new Kondapur showroom is a reflection of Joyalukkas’ continuous innovation and focus on customer satisfaction. With millions of designs and curated collections, the showroom offers a sophisticated and engaging shopping environment that caters to the discerning tastes of jewellery lovers.

Visit the new Joyalukkas showroom in Kondapur from 13th June 2024 and enjoy the inaugural offer. Experience the brilliance of Joyalukkas, where every piece of jewellery tells a story of timeless elegance and craftsmanship.

Adani Group acquires Penna Cement at enterprise value of Rs. 10,422 crore

Adani Group

Ahmedabad, 14th June 2024: Ambuja Cements Limited, the cement and building material company of the diversified Adani Group, today announced the signing of a binding agreement for the acquisition of Penna Cement Industries Ltd (PCIL) at an enterprise value of Rs. 10,422 crore. Ambuja will acquire 100% shares of PCIL from its existing promoter group, Mr. P. Pratap Reddy and his family. The acquisition will be fully funded through internal accruals.

“This landmark acquisition is a significant step forward in Ambuja Cements’ accelerating growth journey,” said Mr. Ajay Kapur, CEO & Whole Time Director of Ambuja Cements. “By acquiring PCIL, Ambuja is poised to expand its market presence in south India and reinforce its position as a pan-India leader in the cement industry. PCIL’s strategic location and sufficient limestone reserves provide an opportunity to increase cement capacity through debottlenecking and additional investment. Importantly, the bulk cement terminals (BCTs) will prove to be a gamechanger by giving access to the eastern and southern parts of peninsular India, apart from an entry to Sri Lanka, through the sea route. Our aim is to make PCIL highly competitive on cost and productivity and improve its operating performance.”

PCIL has 14 MTPA cement capacity, of which 10 MTPA is operational, and the remaining is under construction at Krishnapatnam (2 MTPA) and Jodhpur (2 MTPA) and will be completed within 6 to 12 months. Around 90% of the cement capacity comes with railway sidings, and some are supported by captive power plants and waste heat recovery systems. Further, surplus clinker at the Jodhpur plant will support an additional 3 MTPA cement grinding capacity over and above 14 MTPA. (Refer to Annexure – 1 for PCIL’s location-wise cement capacity and Annexure – 2 for Adani Cement’s footprint post-acquisition of PCIL.)

The existing dealers of PCIL will move to Adani Cement’s market network to bring in formidable synergy.

Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram unveils South Asia’s First Gamma Knife Esprit, Revolutionising Brain Tumour Treatment

 Fortis Memorial Research Institute

Gurugram, 14th June 2024: Fortis Memorial Research Institute proudly announces the launch of South Asia’s First Gamma Knife Esprit. This groundbreaking version of the Leksell Gamma Knife® heralds a new era in the non-surgical high-precision treatment of brain tumours, greatly enhancing therapeutic options for both malignant, and benign brain tumours and other abnormalities of the Brain.

The Gamma Knife employs computer-guided precision to target brain tumours without actual cutting, making it an optimal choice for treating both malignant and benign tumours, including multiple brain metastases, meningiomas, acoustic tumours, and pituitary adenomas. Its precision is crucial for tumours in sensitive or hard-to-reach brain areas sparing healthy brain tissues and allowing patients to return to daily activities almost immediately. Further, radiation therapy for multiple brain metastasis requires almost 30 sessions, in contrast, Gamma Knife radiosurgery consolidates the entire treatment into a single session with same-day discharge, making the treatment swift and efficient. Additionally, Gamma Knife can treat multiple metastases in a single session irrespective of metastatic lesions involved, a benefit not offered by other technologies. This method significantly minimizes radiation exposure to healthy tissues, preserving motor, sensory nerve and neurocognitive function enabling rapid recovery and improved healthy quality of life after treatment. Thus, Gamma Knife radiosurgery is considered as the gold standard for brain radiosurgery worldwide. The procedure can be performed using either frame-based or frameless methods, for personalized care for the patients with a comfortable treatment experience and is followed by stereotactic MRI to ensure precise treatment delivery.

Fortis Healthcare has introduced Gamma Knife technology, a time-tested, reliable method with extensive clinical validation and high confidence among clinicians and patients across India and worldwide. This integrated and efficient system boasts a guaranteed accuracy of 0.3 mm, delivering doses to healthy brain tissue that are 2–4x lower than other technologies, with 2–21x lower extracranial doses. This highest accuracy and precision in Gamma knife reduce toxicities and side effects to normal brain. Gamma Knife ensures a high success rate for controlling brain tumours and other brain conditions with minimal side effects. Gamma Knife radiosurgery boasts an impressive track record with a control rate surpassing 95% over 10 years, providing reassuring long-term relief.

Dr. Sandeep Vaishya, Director of Neurosurgery, Fortis Gurgaon, said “The launch of South Asia’s first Gamma Knife Esprit at our facility marks a significant milestone in the field of neurosurgery. This advanced technology brings a level of precision to neurosurgical procedures that were previously unattainable, targeting brain tumours with pinpoint accuracy. The Gamma Knife Esprit minimizes radiation exposure to healthy tissues which is crucial for reducing potential side effects. This capability allows us to enhance patient safety and comfort significantly, thus optimizing the recovery process. By drastically cutting down recovery times, we are not only improving clinical outcomes but also enhancing the overall patient experience. This is a step forward in our ongoing effort to push the boundaries of what’s possible in medical treatment and patient care.”

Anil Vinayak, Group COO, of Fortis Healthcare, elaborated on the broader vision of Fortis as a leader in comprehensive cancer care: “Deploying the first Gamma Knife Esprit in South Asia is a testament to Fortis Healthcare’s commitment in integrating cutting-edge technologies in neurosurgery and holistic cancer care. Our commitment extends beyond just offering advanced treatments; it encompasses providing comprehensive care that enhances the overall patient journey and outcomes. This initiative is another step in reinforcing our position at the forefront of medical innovation and patient-centric care across the region.”

Mr. Jan Thesleff, Amabassador of Sweden to India, who is the Chief Guest at the inauguration, said, “As the Chief Guest at the launch of the most advanced Gamma Knife Esprit at Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI) in Gurgaon, I am deeply honoured to witness the pioneering collaboration between Swedish companies like Elekta and India’s leading healthcare chain, Fortis Healthcare. This landmark introduction of precision radiosurgery technology, the first of its kind in South Asia, underscores the transformative impact of our partnership and FMRI’s dedication to advancing healthcare excellence. Swedish companies are renowned for their leadership in healthcare innovation, and through initiatives like this, we are collectively bridging gaps in advanced medical treatments, ensuring patients in the region have access to cutting-edge care. Our continued collaboration between Sweden and India, particularly with Fortis Healthcare, is a testament to our shared commitment to innovation and excellence in healthcare. I eagerly anticipate the continued success of our partnerships and the delivery of sustainable healthcare solutions for all.”

The Department of Neurosurgery at Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram offers a comprehensive range of services for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders affecting the brain, spine, and peripheral nerves. These services include a wide spectrum of brain surgeries, ranging from intracranial tumours, skull base surgery, and deep brain stimulation surgery to brain aneurysm and AVMs (endovascular/surgery), epilepsy surgery, head injury, stroke, endoscopic surgery, and hydrocephalus surgery. Additionally, the department provides various spine surgeries, including cervical and lumbar disc surgeries, degenerative spine surgeries, surgeries for spine tumours, spinal tuberculosis, spinal injuries, and fractures. These procedures are performed using image guidance and intraoperative imaging, with many surgeries conducted through keyhole incisions. The department boasts a dedicated and highly qualified team of neurosurgeons, neuro-anaesthetists, intensive care specialists, and related technical support staff.

Equipped with the latest technology and equipment, the department ensures successful procedures and promotes speedy recovery with minimal discomfort for patients. The addition of Gamma Knife technology reaffirms Fortis’s commitment to leading innovations that revolutionise lives.

Elevate Your Dad’s Day with Unique Father’s Day Gifts for Ultimate Self-Care

With Father’s Day around the corner, it is time to leave the traditional gift hunting and give your father the most special gifts! Father’s Day is a special occasion dedicated to celebrating the incredible men in our lives who have nurtured, guided, and supported us. It’s a day to honor their sacrifices, wisdom, and endless love.

This year, we bring you gift ideas that are perfect to help your father have some much-needed me time for himself. There’s a growing recognition of the importance of self-care and wellness for dads, and gifting your father something that speaks to his well-being and self-care needs is the perfect way to pamper your superhero.

1. Men’s Facial Glow Masque Yuva Lepa (Forest Essentials)

A revitalizing facial masque specially designed for men’s skin. This is formulated with a blend of Moringa Seed Oil and Manjishtha Root Extract to firm the skin, minimize pores and visibly reduce pigmentation. Enriched with Varnya herbs, this masque clarifies the skin and enhances the complexion.

2. Glow and Protect Skincare Giftset (Minimalist)

3. The goodness of our bestselling products packed together in a premium gift box to give your skin the care it deserves. This gender-neutral kit has been crafted to meet the needs of all skin types and is a perfect gift combo to celebrate any occasion

  • · Fragrance-free
  • · Essential oil-free
  • · Vitamin C (Ethyl Ascorbic Acid)
  • · Vitamin B5 (Panthenol)

4. Kokum Almond Cleansing Shower Oil (Kama Ayurveda)

Luxurious Body Cleanser to recharge & rejuvenate. Enriched with Kokum extracts & essential oils, it cleanses, moisturizes and forms a protective barrier over skin

  • · Cleanses & conditions skin
  • · Restores skin elasticity
  • · Helps relax and unwind

Father’s Day is a perfect opportunity to show your appreciation with gifts that go beyond the ordinary. By choosing personal care and skincare products, you’re not only giving your dad something useful but also encouraging him to take time for himself.

5. Lemon Grass Aftershave Gel ( Earthraga)

6. Lemongrass After Shave Gel is formulated to deliver the most hydrating and refreshing post-shave experience for men. The shaving gel is packed with natural ingredients like Lemongrass Essential Oil, Mint Essential Oil, and Witch Hazel Extract that work cohesively to heal, hydrate & protect your skin post-shaving. The aftershave gel contains no alcohol and as a result, does not dehydrate your skin. The gel formulation, in fact, soothes and hydrates your skin, promoting effective skin regeneration.

  • · Intense hydration
  • · Nonstinging
  • · Natural fragrance
  • · Gel-based formula
  • · No alcohol or toxins
  • · Organic

Auris Galleria receives OC, marks a new milestone in High-Street Retail & Commercial Spaces

Auris Galleria, the premier high-street retail and commercial project at Malad West, developed by Transcon Developers and Sheth Creators, proudly announces the receipt of its Occupation Certificate (OC). This landmark achievement marks the beginning of a new state-of-the-art shopping and business experience in one of Mumbai’s most vibrant neighborhoods.

The project spans an impressive total area of 66,667.50 square feet comprising 78 retail units and 29 commercial units, each offering spacious layouts starting from 375 up to 1238 square feet. Auris Galleria promises a premium investment opportunity for businesses looking to establish a presence in a thriving commercial hub.

Having received the OC, Auris Galleria stands ready to welcome its first wave of retailers and commercial tenants. The completion of this project underscores the commitment of Transcon Developers and Sheth Creators to delivering top-notch quality and timely execution in all their ventures.

Shraddha Kedia-Agarwal,

Speaking on the achievement, Ms Shraddha Kedia-Agarwal, Director, Transcon Developers said, “We are thrilled to receive the OC for this project and are committed to delivering unparalleled luxury and convenience in the realm of retail and commercial real estate. We would invite investors and entrepreneurs alike to come and invest in this project, whether to establish a flagship retail outlet or launch a cutting-edge commercial venture. Auris Galleria provides the ideal canvas to realize one’s ambitious aspirations. With its blend of sophistication, connectivity, and affordability, Auris Galleria emerges as the premier destination for discerning businesses seeking to make a lasting impression.”

Auris Galleria stands as a testament to architectural brilliance and innovative design. With its commendable facade and compelling layout, this Ground+4 structure is crafted to offer an extraordinary shopping experience. The spacious framework allows retailers to conceptualize and set up their shops effortlessly, ensuring an efficient and enjoyable environment for shoppers. Designed to global standards, Auris Galleria is set to welcome international brands and homegrown labels, making it a vibrant hub for commerce and culture.

Situated in a favorable locality, Auris Galleria is strategically positioned near well-known malls, railway stations, highways, and residential projects, ensuring high footfall and accessibility. Its proximity to Link Road and Malad Railway Station, as well as renowned shopping centers like Croma, Dmart, Inorbit, and Infinity Mall, positions Auris Galleria as a pivotal shopping destination in Malad. This influential project is poised to transform the city’s shopping landscape, making it the next ultimate shopping destination.

Auris Galleria is conceptualized on the principles of urban luxury and rejuvenation. Its integration within the prestigious Auris Serenity project not only ensures exclusivity but also offers a seamless experience for patrons and businesses alike. Its strategic positioning ensures seamless access to a vibrant community of upscale residential towers, enhancing foot traffic and fostering a dynamic business environment. The project boasts ample car parking space, ensuring a hassle-free experience for both tenants and visitors. From sleek storefronts to state-of-the-art commercial spaces, Auris Galleria caters to the diverse needs of modern businesses, setting a new standard in luxury retail and commercial real estate.

Transcon Developers and Sheth Creators are excited to see Auris Galleria evolve into a bustling hub of commercial activity, offering unparalleled opportunities for growth and success to its occupants. The project is expected to generate significant revenue, contributing to the local economy and providing businesses with a vibrant environment to thrive.

Kärcher India Showcases Innovative Cleaning Solutions at AUTO SHOW 2024

Kärcher India Showcases

India, 14th June 2024 – Kärcher India proudly participated in the AUTO SHOW 2024, held at Ahmedabad from June 8th to 10th. Organized with the active support of the Ahmedabad Scooter Parts Dealers Association, the exhibition served as the gateway to the auto industry of Western India, highlighting the latest advancements and innovations.

Kärcher India, a global leader in cleaning technology, showcased a range of state-of-the-art cleaning solutions specifically designed for the automotive industry at stall number 3. The featured products included:

· High-Pressure Washer: Ideal for removing stubborn dirt from vehicles and machinery.

· Industrial Vacuum: Designed for heavy-duty cleaning tasks in industrial settings.

· Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaner: Versatile solution for both wet and dry cleaning applications.

· Scrubber Drier: Efficient cleaning solution for floors in automotive workshops and showrooms.

· Sweeper: Perfect for maintaining cleanliness in large areas with ease.

· Spray Extraction Cleaner: Specialized for deep cleaning of upholstery and vehicle interiors.

Mr. Jatinder Kaul, Managing Director of Kärcher India, commented on the successful participation, saying, “Participating in AUTO SHOW 2024 has been a remarkable opportunity for Kärcher India. The automotive sector is rapidly evolving, and the need for effective and efficient cleaning solutions has never been greater. Our high-pressure washers, industrial vacuums, and other products are engineered to handle the toughest cleaning challenges faced by automotive professionals. We are dedicated to continuously innovating and providing our customers with solutions that not only meet but exceed their expectations. This exhibition has allowed us to engage directly with industry experts, professionals, and potential clients, showcasing how our products can enhance operational efficiency and contribute to a cleaner, more sustainable environment.”

The AUTO SHOW 2024 attracted numerous visitors, including industry experts, professionals, and enthusiasts, providing an opportunity for Kärcher India to demonstrate the superior capabilities of its products and engage with potential clients and partners.

Indian Bank organises MSME credit camp

 MSME credit camp

Chennai, 14th June 2024: Indian Bank organized a credit camp for MSME sector in Chennai on 12th June 2024. The event was chaired by Shri. S L Jain, MD & CEO of the Bank. During the camp, 440+ sanction tickets amounting to over Rs.500.00 Crore (Approx.) were distributed to MSME customers.

While addressing the customers, Shri Jain briefed on various products and schemes offered by the Bank in the MSME sector. Additionally, audio-visual presentations were made to familiarize customers with the Bank’s FOREX and MSME schemes.

The occasion was also graced by Executive Director Shri Brajesh Kumar Singh along with Shri M. Venkatesan, Field General Manager (Chennai), Shri Narendra Kumar Sharma, General Manager (MSME), Shri Arvind Misra, General Manager (Mid Corporate), Shri Vineet Bajpai, General Manager (International Division), and other staff members.

Experience Nature’s Embrace and Culinary Delights at Club Mahindra Lake View Munnar

Delights at Club Mahindra Lake

New Delhi, 14th June 2024: Tucked away amidst the lush greenery and misty hills of Munnar, Club Mahindra Lake View Munnar beckons travelers to immerse themselves in the breathtaking beauty of Kerala’s highlands. Boasting Indo-British architecture that seamlessly blends with the surrounding landscapes, this idyllic resort offers 171 rooms ranging from cozy cottages to spacious apartments, ensuring a comfortable stay for families and couples alike.

Guests at Club Mahindra Lake View Munnar are treated to a plethora of activities that showcase the best of the region’s natural wonders. From exciting tea plantation tours to exhilarating waterfall hopping adventures, from leisurely village walks to captivating dam visits, and from thrilling forest trails to enlightening park explorations, there’s never a dull moment. Highlight experiences include a mesmerizing night jungle safari to the nearby Gudambari Estate and a tranquil morning trek.

Adding to the allure of the resort are its three exquisite restaurants. The Tea Room offers a serene ambiance where guests can savor delightful meals while enjoying panoramic views of the surrounding misty tea gardens. The newly launched Spice Trail tantalizes taste buds with an array of authentic Kerala delicacies, while the specialty restaurant, Barbeque Bay, tempts palates with delectable barbeque specialties. One cannot leave the resort without trying Appam with Stew, Malabari Chicken curry with Kerala Paratha, and Payasam.

For those seeking relaxation and rejuvenation, the resort’s Svaastha Spa awaits. With an in-house doctor, the spa offers a variety of massages and treatments designed to soothe the mind, body, and soul.

Club Mahindra Lake View Munnar is an IGBC (Indian Green Building Council) certified resort with a Platinum Rating, reflecting its commitment to sustainability. The resort has eliminated the use of plastic mineral water bottles and minimized the use of diesel vehicles, gradually replacing them with electric vehicles. Active efforts towards water and energy conservation are ongoing, with new initiatives continuously being implemented to enhance these efforts.

Venturing beyond the resort, guests can explore nearby attractions such as the tranquil Mattupetty Lake, the majestic Eravikulam National Park, and the enchanting sandalwood forest of Marayoor, home to over 65,000 sandalwood trees.

Whether it’s a family vacation or a romantic getaway, Club Mahindra Lakeview promises an unforgettable experience amidst the breathtaking beauty of Munnar.

Make Father’s Day Unforgettable With a Fun-filled Brunch at Sheraton Hyderabad Hotel

Sheraton Hyderabad

Treat your dad to a memorable Father’s Day Brunch at Sheraton Hyderabad Hotel on 16th June 2024. Start the afternoon with an exciting interactive sip and paint session where the family can bond over creativity and fun. Following the painting session, indulge in a lavish spread of culinary delights featuring a variety of delicious classics. Enjoy aromatic ribs, fresh clams and vodka prawn shots, Champaran mutton curry, and finish off with a decadent French toast with liquor ice cream flambé.

This exclusive brunch promises a perfect blend of fun and gourmet experiences, making it an ideal way to celebrate Father’s Day with your loved ones. Live music and special surprises for dads will add an extra touch of joy to the day. Create unforgettable memories with your family in a warm and festive atmosphere, ensuring this Father’s Day is one to remember.

Location: Feast, Sheraton Hyderabad Hotel

Date: Sunday, 16th June 2024

Timings: 12:30 PM to 03:00 PM