Municipality must be stopped now

first_imgDear Editor,There is a famous statement and provocative poem written by Pastor Martin Niem about the cowardice of German intellectuals following the Nazis; rise to power and the subsequent purging of their chosen targets, group after group. It deals with themes of persecution, guilt and responsibility and goes something like this:First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out; Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out; Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me; and there was no one left to speak for me.And that brings me to the main point of my letter, and that is my pleasure and satisfaction to see persons such as the British High Commissioner, Deputy Mayor Sherod Duncan, Freddie Kissoon, the former Auditor Genera, Anand Goolsarran, and Consultant Earl John among other leading lights who have come out and criticised not only the crooked parking meter contract, but the corruption mafias that seem to be spreading through City Hall like an octopus, the problem the Council has been telling the citizens where their money is going and apologising for mistakes made, the fact that corruption is so pervasive there, the fact that the oppression of the citizens is getting worse with the various departments demanding more and more bribes from vendors to persons wishing to have their building plans approved, the plundering of Council’s resources by the gang of four; and the fact that the scale of the Georgetown Municipality’s financial haemorrhaging being so immense that the term corruption barely seems adequate to describe what is happening at City Hall.However, there is a strange silence coming from a number of well-known social and political commentators, from other prominent citizens, from the legal fraternity and from some normally vocal quarters of civil society, regarding these shameful goings-on at City Hall and that takes me back to the poem above.I urge the new and decent Councillors of Georgetown to join the Deputy Mayor without fear of being bullied and have a motion tabled and passed demanding that a full forensic audit be done starting with last year and going back for 20, I urge those honourable officers who are left at City Hall and who are aware of many of the unlawful activities that are being perpetuated by their colleagues to no longer remain silent but to speak up and speak out against these transgressions and I urge, citizens, business captains and other leaders in our society to say “Enough is Enough” the wanton pillaging of the municipality must be stopped now before everything is purloined.Sincerely,Deodarie Putulalllast_img read more

DD LOCAL: CLOUGHANEELY COMMUNITY NEWS

first_img Can you Crush a Can? By crushing our drinks and food cans (aluminium and tin) before putting them into the recycle bins we can save a lot more space for a lot more crushed cans – and maybe stop the unnecessary overflowing of bins at certain times of the week/year. It makes good sense to crush your cans, recycle, reduce dumping and protect the environment. Tip: use an old toothbrush to clean out food cans (including dog/cat food cans) where you don’t have to put your fingers near any sharp parts. www.meas-it.com    Bailte Slachtmhar – Gort a’ Choirce Ba mhaith leis an coiste buíochas a ghabháil le achan duine atá ag déanamh iarracht an sráidbhaile a choinneáil néata glan i rith na bliana – ní amháin i rith séasúr an tsamhraidh. Tá feabhas mór tagtha ar an bhaile le blianta beaga anuas. Buíochas fosta daofa siúd a choinníonn a gcuid póstaeirí amuigh ar imeall an bhaile agus buíochas ar leith daofa siúd atá ag déanamh iarracht an Ghaeilge a chur chun tosaigh ar a gcuid fógraíocht agus póstaeirí. Beidh moltóireacht na bliana seo ag toiseacht ar an 1ú Meitheamh. DD LOCAL: CLOUGHANEELY COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: May 6th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DD LOCAL: CLOUGHANEELY COMMUNITY NEWS] Reuse – Fresh Flower Baskets In these times of austerity why not Reuse items from your floral wreaths/baskets? When flowers on floral wreaths or baskets become old and withered remove the dried up organic matter (flowers, leaves, twigs, stalks, etc) and place on a compost heap or in a compost bin. Synthetic materials must be disposed of responsibly. Retain the green oasis and the plastic water bath it sits in. Return to your florist and ask them to refill your wreath/basket with fresh flowers. Why not also Refuse the plastic sheet that most flower arrangements are covered with these days? According to the county council this type of plastic is not yet recyclable in this country. Alternatively, you can save the plastic baths/dishes, clean them and return them to your local florist as they are always glad to get these items and they will Reuse them. A useful solution that is much better than leaving them in the graveyard or putting them in the recycle bin or dumping them somewhere illegally. www.meas-it.com last_img read more

Some see Gold Line success riding on Valley expansion

first_imgAny boost in ridership is good for the train and for efforts to secure funding for its extension, said Habib Balian, CEO of the Gold Line Construction Authority. Currently, the construction authority is trying to come up with a methodology for predicting ridership that captures what Balian says are white-collar commuters not typically part of public-transit planning. Balian said the survey should be completed by December, at which point it will be submitted to the Federal Transportation Administration for evaluation. gary.scott@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4458160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA – Three years and 14 million passengers later, the Gold Line light rail from Pasadena to downtown Los Angeles has been deemed a moderate success that still has “great potential” to expand public transit use in the San Gabriel Valley. “I think the line has been very solid,” said Rep. Adam Schiff. “I would like the ridership to be even better.” Schiff, D-Pasadena, authored legislation while in the state Senate to create an independent board to oversee construction of the line, after it became clear the project was a low priority for the MTA. Now, Schiff and Rep. David Dreier, R-Glendora, are teaming to try to raise federal funds for construction of the planned 24.4-mile extension to Montclair. Backers of the $1 billion-plus project say the Gold Line will never meet its potential until the line is expanded. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“There is no question but that the system will not reach full stride until it has been extended into the San Gabriel Valley,” said Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard, who is a non-voting member of the Gold Line Construction Authority. According to MTA spokesman Dave Sotero, average weekday ridership on the Gold Line reached a record in June, rising to 18,771. MTA operates thetrain. Overall ridership on the line has grown steadily, according to MTA statistics, rising from about 3.8 million in the first year of operations to 5.3 million in the last 12 months. While the jump is dramatic, critics point out that ridership was woefully low at the beginning and that it is only now reaching the levels predicted when the $859 million project was being built. Recent efforts to attract more riders by speeding up service has met with some success, Sotero added. MTA implemented an “express” train this year, which shaves about five minutes off the 34-minute trip from the Sierra Madre Villa station in Pasadena down to Union Station in Los Angeles. last_img read more

Sportsday Podcast on talkSPORT 2: October 26, 2017

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Chelsea make inquiries over Stoke City striker Peter Crouch

first_img The striker was a boyhood Chelsea fan Chelsea have made a surprising inquiry for Stoke City’s Peter Crouch as they frantically look to get back-up for out-of-form striker Alvaro Morata. The story emerges after it was reported that Chelsea target Andy Carroll faced a possible lengthy absence after sustaining an ankle injury. Antonio Conte’s side have thus turned their attention to Crouch, who turns 37 later this month. The Blues are in a striker crisis with summer signing Morata with no goals in his last six games, while Michy Batshuayi appears to be on his way out of Stamford Bridge with Borussia Dortmund set to land the Belgian. It is thought that the west London club want a loan deal till the end of the season for the striker, who signed a one-year contract extension with the Potters in November. However, new Stoke boss Paul Lambert seems reluctant to let the 6ft 7ins striker go unless a replacement can been found for the Staffordshire club. Crouch, who supported Chelsea as a boy, has enjoyed spells at Premier League clubs including Liverpool, Tottenham and Southampton. 1last_img read more

Sehwag says good team saw India win World Cup, not Dhoni’s captaincy

first_imgThe battle between Indian cricket captain Mahednra Singh Dhoni and his former deputy Virender Sehwag seems to have taken a bitter turn. Apparently unhappy with Dhoni’s handling of senior players, Sehwag on Friday took a dig at him saying that India’s World Cup win was a team effort and not the skipper’s miracle.The swashbuckling Delhi batsman made it clear that Dhoni’s captaincy was not responsible for India’s monumental World Cup success last year. He said it was a team effort that saw India clinching the ICC World Cup after 28 years.Sehwag was reacting when asked about the speciality in Dhoni’s captaincy a couple of days after the latter was retained as the leader of the Indian side for the forthcoming tour of Sri Lanka.He cited an example of the Australian team which has done well because of a strong team and not because of its extraordinary captaincy.”We had a great team that is why we did well. It is not about captaincy. Just like Australia did well regardless of the captain, similarly we did well because of our team, backed by Dhoni’s captaincy,” Sehwag said.He also said that India won the Twenty-20 World Cup in 2007 because of a good team.last_img read more

What to do post-run to maximize your results

first_imgNo more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ RELATED STORY:Tabal delivers first gold medal for PH, rules women’s marathonSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next As well as staying hydrated during a run in order to prevent injuries, cramping, and early fatigue, it is also important to rehydrate after you have finished, as well as maintaining your fluid intake throughout the rest of the day. If you are training for a marathon this is even more important; marathon runners can lose up to 5 percent of their total body weight during the race, or around four to five liters of fluids on average.To avoid dehydration and help the body replenish its reserves, be sure to drink plenty of fluids in the hours after your run, whether you prefer water, fruit juice or sports recovery drinks. You should also avoid alcohol if you really want to reach peak performance. Not only will it dehydrate you, but celebrity trainer David Kirsch also adds that “during a wellness program there is no room for hangovers. You need to be fresh, focused, and on top of your game to achieve the desired results.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingGet a good night’s sleepDr. Andrew Murray, who works predominantly with runners but also swimmers and cyclists, says that the one thing they all have in common is they are “world class sleepers.” He recommends at least seven hours a night to reduce the risk of infection and stay healthy, plus a good night’s sleep is possibly the best way for your body to repair itself after exercise. Kirsch also adds that skimping on sleep “will sabotage your hard-earned workout gains,” so to get the most out of your run, as well as reach your true running potential in your next one, make sure you prioritize sleep. MOST READ Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Image: Geber86/Istock.com via AFP RelaxnewsWith the Chicago Marathon taking place this Sunday, Oct. 8, many may be feeling inspired by the World Marathon Major to start their own running regime. Whether you’re a beginner or a marathon expert, here we round up some of the key things to do post-run to look after your body and maximize your performance.Drink upADVERTISEMENT Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimcenter_img Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Refuel your musclesDalton Wong, trainer to Hollywood star Jennifer Lawrence and founder of TwentyTwo Training advises a post-run combination of protein to repair, fat to help you feel full, and carbs to fuel the body. He recommends a protein smoothie or a proper meal between one hour to 90 minutes after your run, and nuts, seeds, and/or an apple as good options for snack until you can eat a real meal. Dr. Murray agrees, also recommending a ratio of three portions of carbs to one portion of protein within the hour after your run. Pasta or a baked potato with tuna, a chicken sandwich, eggs or pulses are all good choices.Stretch it outAlthough Dr. Murray says you don’t need to do a specific warm-up, just something to get you moving a little and ready for running, he does recommend a cool down, especially when you have done a more intense, longer run. Cooling down and stretching is a key step in any running plan to aid recovery, reduce muscle soreness and prevent injuries.Foam rolling can also be useful, not only straight after your run but also the day after and days following if you’re still feeling sore. It can also be particularly helpful when combined with stretching because it helps break up adhesions, which allows for a better and deeper stretch. JBADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES TNT import Rice ejected early in Game 4last_img read more

Virat Kohli’s India has a fantastic chance to lift the World Cup feels Dilip…

first_imgAdvertisementIndia is one of the favourites to win this year’s World Cup.Former Indian skipper Dilip Vengsarkar, made a big statement when he said that the Indian team under Virat Kohli has a ‘fantastic chance’ to lift that World Cup trophy, on Monday.“India has got a fantastic chance to win the World Cup. At-least last four they will go definitely. But the final, I can’t predict, to be honest. But we have got extreme potential and all the players are (in) good form,” Vengsarkar told reporters here on Monday.The Indian team begins their World Cup campaign against South Africa in Southampton on the 5th of June.This statement came in an event where the Mumbai Cricket Association announced the second season of the T20 Mumbai League, which will kick-off on the 14th of May. Dilip Vengsarkar and Sunil Gavaskar are the mentors in the league, whereas Sachin Tendulkar is the ambassador for the league. This tournament closely follows the IPL, and many known names are set to feature in this league.“T20 Mumbai League is soon going to be a league that most of the players from across the nation will want to participate in. For so many years, the (way) Ranji Trophy team has played if given a choice a number of players would have wanted to be part of Mumbai Ranji Trophy because the brand of cricket was different and everyone wanted to be part of it,” said Tendulkar. Sachin also felt that there is still enough talent to carry Mumbai forward in the coming years.Gavaskar also praised this league and said that this league has helped players like Shivam Dube and Suryakumar get big contracts at the IPL, and hence urged the authorities to schedule the league before the IPL auction. Advertisementlast_img read more

Rohit, Warner, Kohli: What would be the best combined ODI XI in contemporary cricket?

first_img Saurabh Kumar New DelhiSeptember 27, 2019UPDATED: September 27, 2019 16:17 IST Rohit Sharma and David Warner topped the run-charts at World Cup 2019 (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli, who had a middling World Cup, smashed back-to-back hundreds after the first match was washed outWorld Cup 2019 contributed its fair share of evolution to the game, especially on the batting sideWorld Cup saw plenty of players punching above their weight, making sure they leave a markMore than two months have passed since the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, which started on a dull note with some washed-out matches but ended with one of the most exciting and enthralling finals which saw England winning their maiden title. Only six ODIs have been played after the World Cup and not much 50-overs cricket is to be played in the next few months either.India took on the West Indies in a 3-ODI series. Virat Kohli, who had a middling World Cup, smashed back-to-back hundreds after the first match was washed out. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh had faced off in 3 ODIs and Lasith Malinga had brought the curtain down on his career in the middle of that series.World Cup 2019 contributed its fair share of evolution to the game, especially on the batting side, considering the fact that more than 3 batsmen had amassed 600-plus runs during the showpiece event. However, a tournament in which one expected to witness ODI cricket’s first 500+ team score, considering the English conditions and some imperious batting lineups, the bowlers ensured to keep the scores well under 400.The World Cup saw plenty of players punching above their weight, making sure they leave a mark in a tournament that had 10 teams in contention.Here we choose the current era’s best ODI XI:Rohit Sharma: Rohit Sharma, who is placed 2nd in ICC ODI Batting Rankings, failed to emulate his World Cup form during the West Indies tour as he managed to score mere 28 runs in the 3 innings he played. Rohit had hit a purple patch in the World Cup 2019, scoring 648 runs in 9 games at an average of 81.00 with five hundred and a half-century. During the tournament, he became the first batsman in World Cup history to score five centuries in a single edition.advertisementDavid Warner: Australia opener David Warner, who returned to international cricket after serving a one-year ban for his involvement in the infamous ball-tampering scandal in 2018, was in sublime form throughout the World Cup, helping his team qualify for record eight semi-finals. Warner ended up one run short of Rohit’s tally with 647 in 10 matches at 71.88 with three hundred and three fifties.Virat Kohli: Virat Kohli is currently the top-ranked ODI batsman in ICC rankings and in terms of numbers, there’s a simple argument to suggest he’s arguably the greatest ODI batsman ever. Kohli shook off the World Cup ‘failure’ (only by his standards) during the West Indies as he amassed 234 runs in 3 matches, getting out only once. Kohli scored 443 runs at an average of 55.37 in World Cup 2019. During the tournament, the Indian run-machine went on to score 5 consecutive half-centuries against England, Australia, Pakistan, Afghanistan and West Indies.Kane Williamson (C): Kane Williamson almost single-handedly led his team to the final of the World Cup where New Zealand tied the final and the Super Over only to see England being awarded the coveted trophy on a superior boundary count. The New Zealand skipper was proclaimed the Player of the Tournament as he amassed 578 runs from 10 matches at 82.57, which was the highest average by any batsman in this tournament.Shakib Al Hasan: The Bangladesh veteran was promoted to No.3 and he showcased the true extent of his batting skill, accumulating 606 runs at an average of 86.57 while striking at 96.03. Shakib also picked up 11 wickets at 36.27 with an economy rate of well under 5-and-a-half. The ICC World No.1 all-rounder became the only player to claim 10 wickets and amass 500-plus runs in a single World Cup edition.Ben Stokes: Stokes was England’s crisis man throughout the World Cup as he led the hosts to their maiden triumph. Stokes amassed 465 runs at an average of 66.42 and also picked up 7 wickets to prove his credentials as England’s most valuable player in the showpiece event. Stokes hammered an unbeaten 84 in 98 balls in a nail-biting final to help England draw the final.Jos Buttler(WK): Buttler was in the thick of things during the World Cup final as England’s 44-year wait for the sport’s biggest trophy ended in the most dramatic way imaginable against New Zealand. Buttler scored 312 runs at an average of 34.66 and also took 12 catches behind the stumps to help England clinch their maiden World Cup trophy.Rashid Khan: Rashid Khan, who was supposed to be the flag-bearer of Afghanistan’s bowling attack, had a rather flop outing. In the 8 innings, Rashid picked 6 wickets and leaked 416 runs for his side. However, Rashid Khan is ranked 5th in the ICC ODI all-rounder rankings and his credibility as a match-winning leg-spinner is still unquestionable. Rashid will walk into any dream ODI side of the current era.advertisementJofra Archer: Barbados-born Jofra Archer made it to England World Cup squad after playing only three one-day internationals. The 24-year-old impressed with his raw pace went on to pick 20 wickets in 11 innings during the World Cup 2019. On the back of disciplined bowling, Archer was given the task to bowl an all-crucial super over in the final. Such was his impact in the World Cup, that Archer also got his maiden Test call-up in England.Jasprit Bumrah: Jasprit Bumrah, who is currently the top-ranked ODI bowler in ICC rankings, is very swiftly staking a claim to be India’s greatest white-ball bowler of all-time. With the help of his quick-arm action and unplayable yorkers, the pacer picked 18 wickets at an impressive economy rate of 4.41 in World Cup 2019, helping Kohli and Co. dominate the opposition throughout the tournament.Mitchell Starc: Mitchell Starc led Australia’s excellent campaign with 27 wickets and in the process, went on to break compatriot Glenn McGrath’s record of taking the most wickets in a single edition of the World Cup (26 wickets in 2007 WC). Starc, currently ranked 8th in the ICC ODI bowlers ranking, is the unstoppable bowling force who can make any batsmen shiver with his searing yorkers.Also Read | 6 for 7. Meet Sri Lanka’s 17-year-old Slinga who bowls like MalingaAlso Read | Based on Virat Kohli’s workload, India can try a different captain for shorter formats: Yuvraj SinghAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World XIFollow Virat KohliFollow Rohit SharmaFollow David Warner Rohit, Warner, Kohli: What would be the best combined ODI XI in contemporary cricket?Over the years, the World Cup has seen the greatest players that have ever lived go toe to toe, which begs the question: who would make it into a current era’s World ODI XI?advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Luxury property ad blitz heralds Trump sons visit to India

first_imgNEW DELHI – “Trump has arrived. Have you?” shout the barrage of glossy front-page advertisements in almost every major Indian newspaper.The ads, which have run repeatedly in the past few days, herald the arrival not of the American president but of his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., who is in New Delhi to sell luxury apartments and lavish attention on wealthy Indians who have already bought units in a Trump-branded development outside the Indian capital.The newspaper ads promise that buyers who order apartments in the development by Thursday will get “a conversation and dinner” with Trump Jr. a day later.President Trump has pledged to avoid any new foreign business deals during his term in office to avoid potential ethical conflicts. While the projects that Trump Jr. is promoting in India were inked before his father was elected, ethics experts have long seen the use of the Trump name to promote even existing business ventures as tricky territory.The distinction between old and new projects can be hazy, they note, and new deals can be shoehorned into old.Several foreign deals touted over the past year by the Trump sons have “stretched the definition of what ventures were previously in the works,” said Scott H. Amey, general counsel for the non-partisan Project on Government Oversight in Washington.“The president should be putting the public’s interest before his business interests. That can’t happen if his son is flying around the world trying to trade on the fact that his father is sitting in the Oval Office.”This isn’t the first time that President Trump’s sons have raised ethical concerns as they promote their eponymous brand across the world.Early last year Trump Jr. and his brother Eric opened a Trump-branded golf club in Dubai.The brothers, who now lead the Trump Organization, watched as fireworks lit the sky over the Trump International Golf Club to mark the event.On Tuesday morning, Donald Trump Jr. posed for photos in New Delhi with Indian developers building complexes in four cities. Among the business partners accompanying him was Kalpesh Mehta who heads Tribeca, the firm described as the main Indian partner for Trump-brand real estate projects.Mehta came to notice soon after President Trump’s November election victory, when pictures of him and two other Trump Indian real estate partners with the president-elect in New York made a big splash in Indian and American media.Later in the week, Trump Jr. is scheduled to give a speech about Indo-Pacific relations at a New Delhi business summit, sharing the stage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Trump Jr. may be raising another set of ethics concerns by offering his thoughts on international relations, said Lawrence Noble, senior director of the non-profit Campaign Legal Center in Washington.“The assumption is he has his father’s ear,” Noble said. “By talking about international relations and sharing the stage with government officials, he’s acting as an informal ambassador for the U.S. at the same time he’s selling properties in India. It just blurs the lines even more.”Trump Jr. is on a private visit and the State Department has not interacted with him regarding his meetings or his speech, spokesman Heather Nauert said from Washington. “Mr. Trump’s comments during the trip reflect his personal views and not necessarily those of the U.S. government.”In Gurgaon, the sprawling and ever-growing New Delhi satellite city where a new Trump Towers will eventually rise, the construction site is just mountains of dirt and unruly shrubbery, one of many residential projects yet to be built. Buyers can hope to move into their swanky homes sometime in 2023.For miles upon miles, the landscape is little more than tin-roofed huts for construction labourers and tiny makeshift food shacks to keep them fed.And while there’s almost nothing at the Trump construction site, a handful of burly guards enthusiastically insisted on keeping journalists out of the area.The Trump Organization has licensing agreements with all its Indian business partners, who build the properties and acquire the Trump name in exchange for a fee. The organization has five projects in India, making it the brand’s largest market outside the United States. A luxury complex is already open in the central city of Pune, with other developments in varying stages of construction in the coastal cities of Mumbai and Kolkata, and two in Gurgaon.The apartments are expensive, though not outrageously so in the overheated real estate world of the Indian rich. Still, in a country of 1.3 billion, where many people can barely afford $100 a month to rent a shack in a crowded shantytown, apartments in the Trump Towers complex in Gurgaon run between $775,000 and $1.5 million.The rest of the details of Donald Trump Jr.’s itinerary are hazy despite repeated emails to the Trump Organization and its Indian partner Tribeca. However, local media have reported that he is slated to visit other Trump projects across India.On Wednesday he is expected to be in the eastern city of Kolkata to promote luxury housing bearing his family name there. On Thursday he is reported to be in India’s business capital, Mumbai, where he is to quaff champagne with the city’s elite at a reception hosted by the Lodha Group, the real estate company that is building the golden-hued Trump Tower there.Trump Jr.’s visit so far has been very different from his sister Ivanka Trump’s high-visibility visit to India in November, when she led the U.S. contingent at a global business conference. The city of Hyderabad filled up potholes and cleared away beggars ahead of her visit. Modi flew to Hyderabad for the conference and hosted her for dinner at a historic palace turned hotel. Television stations broadcast her speech live.In contrast, Trump Jr.’s visit seems all about keeping the spotlight on business.___AP Writers Stephen Braun and Matthew Lee contributed to this report from Washington.last_img read more