News story: Minister for Asia Mark Field visits India

first_img I am looking forward to visiting India once more to discuss a range of bilateral issues and build on the tremendous success of the recent visit to the UK by Prime Minister Modi. While in New Delhi on 7 May, Minister Field will meet Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar and CEO of NITI Aayog Amitabh Kant and visit ASHA, a civil society organisation working for women’s empowerment and the environment.On Tuesday 8 May, the Minister will travel to Hyderabad to attend a roundtable on ‘Corporate Green Leadership’ and also visit T-Hub, India’s largest incubator housing more than 200 start-ups, before interacting with rural female students at Voice Camp, an event organised by civil society organisation Voice4Girls in collaboration with BDHC Hyderabad.Further information Follow Foreign Office Minister Mark Field @MarkFieldUK Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn As two countries with a global outlook, the UK is committed to working with India to unlock the full potential of our trade and investment relationship. Media enquiriesFor [email protected] 7008 3100center_img UK Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific, the Rt Hon Mark Field MP, will arrive in India today (7 May) for two days of high-level talks on technology, cyber security, energy and girls’ education.Speaking ahead of his visit to India, UK Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific, the Rt Hon Mark Field MP said: I shall be meeting Minister MJ Akbar and Mr Amitabh Kant, CEO of Niti Aayog to follow up on the ambitious set of deliverables that were agreed last month during Prime Minister Modi’s visit and specifically on the India-UK Tech Partnership.last_img read more

Travis Mandy Part 3 Paths to sobriety diverge

first_imgA three-part seriesSUNDAY: Winter. Drugs have a stranglehold on Travis and Mandy.MONDAY: Spring. Stuck in the cycle of recovery and relapse.TODAY: Summer. Ups, downs and a turning point.The Columbian visited with Travis and Mandy again, and updated their story in January 2014.BRUSH PRAIRIE — June 2013.Mandy Cooper took a hypodermic needle filled with methamphetamine, found a vein on her arm and injected it. Afterward, she went outside to compose herself with a smoke.Following Mandy’s homecoming from inpatient treatment, her addiction had returned.She was injecting again; her hard-fought recovery was in shambles.Hopelessness pervaded Mandy’s outlook on her protracted struggle with drug addiction, as well as the potential for reconciliation with her longtime boyfriend, Travis Trenda, 31.Together, the two had been trying to exorcise their personal demons. But as summer rolled around, they’d split, and Mandy, 21, was feeling helpless to the draw of the needle.In and out of recovery since returning from a 39-day drug binge in February, the couple had relapsed on methamphetamine toward the end of March.last_img read more