Milan and Misha KordestaniPR HandoutStartup founders are the risk takers, the ones who aren’t afraid of failure in the pursuit of reaching their dreams. Creating something new needs attention to detail, good knowledge of the subject and determination to make it stand out, apart from various other factors.Independent record label Guin Records made it big with the release of their debut album Uncharted. The album consists of various hip-hop artists and also consists of their individual tracks. The vibe of the album is completely different from others. The label has got the ability to give artists a unique platform on a large scale. This also proves that the founders of Guin records, the Kordestani siblings definitely like to think outside the box.Milan Kordestani (19) and Misha Kordestani (21) of Guin Records are amongst the youngest record label executives in America. Not many people are acquainted with the fact that the origin of Guin Records happened inside Milan Kordestani’s college dorm room. As a young entrepreneur, Milan is excited to create and be a part of growing industries at a young age, bringing new perspectives to the table.Both Milan and Misha are well aware of the history of hip-hop and also with the kind of impact their label works to create. However, their journey as the proud business owners has not been an easy ride. Being young and inside the business comes with its own challenges. However, when it comes to creating a successful label, Milan and Misha have done everything right, bringing in as many experienced industry personnel that they can, to ensure the label’s success.From coming up with the ethos for an independent record label, Milan’s journey to create this label has been a rollercoaster ride. In the initial days, Milan approached various SoundCloud and YouTube rappers and asked them about their interest in being a part of the Uncharted album. While Misha kept advising him on various matters, things started solidifying, and they quickly became the duo they are known as today. Their joint efforts and out of the box approach started turning heads and bringing in interest from industry heads who wanted to collaborate to bring the mission of Guin to life.Since then, the Kordestani siblings have collaborated with many artists creating cultural impacts in their communities. Their major focus has been on creating music that is impactful. Both Milan and Misha are excited about working with influential artists in the future and making Guin Records a large entity.Milan keeps a strong opinion about the impact of technology on music. He believes that as various streaming platforms have given budding artists their own space and sales, their fandom still remains flickering. While the streaming platforms offer quite less to the artists, they help bring their music to a world panorama.With more playlists and streaming platforms, there is a reduction in album sales. This also brings in the uncertainty about what the future of technology will bring for the artists. Milan believes that artists shape our culture and they should be getting the rewards of the hard work they deserve.Milan Kordestani has got a piece of valuable advice for the coming of age entrepreneurs. He believes that one, especially when new to an industry, should never stop asking questions and learning. He states that “Continuing to be a student in all aspects of my life allows me to improve myself and the work I do daily. I think the moment someone thinks they know everything, they enter a state of ignorance, or they become ‘dated’ within their field.”
Map of IndiaIndian police said Monday they have arrested 23 people after five men were bludgeoned to death by a crazed mob in yet another horrific lynching to rock the country.Local media estimate more than 25 people have been killed in recent months in similar cases sparked by false rumours spread on smartphones of child kidnapping or allegations of thievery or sexual harassment.The latest incident saw eight men set upon in Dhule district, 330 kilometres (205 miles) from India’s financial capital Mumbai in the western state of Maharashtra on Sunday.Police said the attack began after locals spotted one of the eight talking to a child after they disembarked from a bus near the village of Rainpada.“They were confronted by the locals who had gathered at the Sunday market after suspecting them to be child kidnappers,” Dhule police chief M Ramkumar told AFP.Three of them escaped but five were dragged to the village council office and beaten to death with sticks and blunt objects.Police said they identified the alleged attackers from a video shot during the assault. Another dozen suspects were still on the run, they added.Those killed were from Solapur district of the same state but some 450 kilometres away.The current spate of lynchings started in May last year in eastern Jharkhand state after rumours on WhatsApp about child kidnappers led to the lynching of six men.The rumours have since resurfaced, with attacks reported in at least 11 states.The attacks-usually targeting outsiders-have left authorities scrambling to mount an effective response, with awareness campaigns and public alerts having a limited effect.Last week a “rumour buster” official tasked with alerting the public to such hoaxes was lynched by a mob in the remote northeastern state of Tripura.
Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal. File PhotoHome minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Saturday said there is no specific security threat centering this year’s Pahela Baishakh celebration programme, reports UNB.“There is no specific threat. Besides, detectives’ surveillance is on. No one will be able to create any obstruction in the celebration programme,” he said while talking to reporters after visiting DMP’s security arrangements at Ramna Park.He said Pahela Baishakh has now become a national progamme and law enforcers have been kept ready across the country so that people can celebrate Pahela Baishakh smoothly.Cyber decurity team is also monitoring social media sites so that no one can spread provocative messages, said the minister.
00:00 /15:40 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: The annual Houston-based energy conference CERAWeek takes place all this week (March 11-15) at the Hilton Americas-Houston. News 88.7’s Travis Bubenik reminds us what this conference is about and why we should care about it — or not.In the audio above, we discuss how attendees are feeling especially bullish amid a stretch of favorable federal environmental policy, where waivers for various regulations established by the previous administration are routinely granted.Then, energy watcher Loren Steffy gives us insight into the likely major talk of the conference: Houston’s growing role as the world’s fuel pump.How will it affect Greater Houston that, in a period of growing energy exports, some of the companies providing those exports and related services are right here? Is it one big party for the energy industry, or are there some potential hazards ahead? Share Listen X Dave FehlingA view of petrochemical and refining facilities near Houston.
Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the first Level-I trauma care centre in Eastern India at the IPGME&R and SSKM Hospital on Monday, marking the birth and death anniversary of Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy, which is celebrated as Doctors’ Day.She proposed to set up a pay-clinic in a hospital which would come up on a government plot in front of SSKM Hospital and also instructed additional chief secretary of Health Rajiva Sinha to upgrade all the 43 superspecialty hospitals in the state to multisuperspecialty ones. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataSpeaking on the occasion of Doctors’ Day, Banerjee said: “The state government has a plot just opposite the emergency department of SSKM Hospital. A hospital can be set up with a pay-clinic on a government plot. Around 75 percent of the revenue collected from the patients at the hospital would be spent for the development of the hospital, while the rest would be channelised for providing the fees of the doctors.” After the inauguration of the trauma care centre, the Chief Minister conferred ‘Bishistha Chikitsha Samman’ on 30 doctors for rendering special services to patients, while lifetime achievement award was given to seven veteran doctors. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateDuring the programme, Banerjee urged the Health department officials to include the nursing staff members and non-medical persons within the ambit of the special awards. Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that the Bengal government has spent Rs 100 crore for setting up the trauma care centre. New buildings have come up at the hospital as well and as many as 760 posts have been created. There has also been a major infrastructural revamp at all the state-run medical colleges and hospitals. “Around 16 mother-child hubs have been constructed across the state to provide special care for the mothers and infants. Five health districts have been created. In the far-flung areas, waiting huts have been set up where expecting mothers are getting special care. Institutional delivery has increased in the state from 65 to 97 percent. The infant mortality rate in the state has gone down to 24 from around 32 per 1,000 live births,” Banerjee said. “We must not forget that the doctors’ fraternity is our pride. Many doctors in the state-run hospitals are overburdened with work as they have to attend many patients in a day. Many developments have taken place in the health sector but still there is crisis of doctors in the hospitals,” she added.
SAINTS’ Home shirt for 2015, supplied in association with O’Neills Sportswear, really is the Choice of Champions.Your 2014 Super League and League Leaders’ Shield winners will line up in this striking new kit as they aim to retain their crown this coming season.Traditional with a modern twist the shirt features the prominent red vee as well as some fantastic detailing.“We have engaged with fans and it was clear they preferred a deeper vee, following on from four seasons of the wider but shallow vee,” Merchandising Manager Steve Law said. “Working with O’Neills we have produced a much more prominent, enhanced and deeper vee utilising the latest digital printing technology to add depth and texture to the red.”The shirt is available in an authentic players version, plus adult, kids, toddlers and ladies’ replica versions.All this and for less money, as we have also been able to reduce its price without neglecting its quality.An Adult and Ladies home replica shirt is £45 making it even better value for 2015 season ticket holders when you use your 10 per cent discount.Sizing and Retail Prices:Adult: Small to 7XL – £45Kids: Age 5/6- Age 13 – £35Ladies: Size 8 to 18 – £45Toddlers Shirts/Kits: From £30Shorts and socks are also availableThe sizing is designed to be ‘snug’, so please refer to the guide on the Saints Superstore.Personalisation will be available but please note 2015 Squad List hasn’t been confirmed yet.You can get your home shirt now by calling into the Saints Superstore, via 01744 455 052 or by logging on here.Get an insight on the kit by watching this video!