Los Angeles, Oct 22 (IANS) Pop superstar Enrique Iglesias, who has been in the music industry for over 25 years, has bagged the top Latin artiste of all time at the 2020 Billboard Latin Music Awards.
Held in Florida on Wednesday, the Billboard Latin Music Awards was held before a live-audience wearing masks, and in-person performances and presenters, reports eonline.com.
Rapper Pitbull praised Iglesias before presenting him with the award: "He's a writer, composer, singer, performer. He's a living legend and it's a true honour to call him my friend and my dog. He is music."
Iglesias admitted he didn't prepare a speech, so he spoke from his heart. "If I get confused, I'm sorry," Enrique began in Spanish, and continued: "But I want to thank the Billboard Latin Music Awards for an incredible award."
"I want to thank my friend Pitbull. I want everyone who is here tonight to have a good time. I also want to tell all of my fans thank you for everything in the passage of my career. I miss you so much, and to all of you who are watching from home, take care," said the singer, who has sold more than 180 million albums.
According to billboard.com, music artistes Daddy Yankee and Bad Bunny were big winners, each taking home seven awards.
Yankee won six of his seven awards for his Snow-assisted hit song "Con Calma", including hot Latin song of the year, airplay song of the year, and streaming song of the year. Yankee and singer Luis Fonsi were awarded the Billboard Latin Song of the Decade award for the global blockbuster "Despacito".
Bad Bunny took home seven awards, including artiste of the year, songwriter of the year, and top Latin album of the year for "X 100PRE".
Bengaluru, Nov 25 (IANS) South Western Railway's (SWR) Divisional Railway Manager, Ashok Kumar Verma, on Tuesday flagged off the first export-bound New Modified Goods (NMG) rake from the Hosur railway station to neighbouring Bangladesh.
This is the first NMG rake dispatched by the South Western Railway to Bangladesh.
Speaking to reporters, Verma said the rake consisting of 25 wagons loaded with 100 light commercial vehicles (LCVs) is called "Dost" and has been manufactured by Ashok Leyland. It left for Benapole railway station in Bangladesh.
He said that transportation of automobiles by train is safer and faster compared to transportation by road. "Nont only it is safe and cheaper, but it is also easy to monitor the movement of the consignment in trains with real-time check in practice," he said.
The SWR in a statement claimed that earlier, the Bengaluru division had dispatched two export-bound NMG rakes to Nautanwa (Nepal) from the Penukonda railway station. "Overall, the division has loaded 128 NMG rakes during the current financial year," the statement added.
Verma said the Bengaluru division, which was mainly transporting raw materials and essential commodities, took to loading of automobiles for the first time when it transported 175 tractors from the Doddaballapur railway station to Phuleria in Rajasthan on April 29 this year.
Upbeat about change in the recent policies such as two points unloading of NMG rakes and exemption of terminal charges for automobiles, Verma said that these policy changes have certainly boosted the loading of automobiles by India in Railways.
"In 2020-21, five NMG rakes have been loaded from Hosur. Apart from the rake that left for Bangladesh today, 5,528 two-wheelers have been sent in four rakes to Mandideep in Madhya Pradesh," the Verma said.
The SWR statement added that during the current year, 65 rakes of automobiles manufactured by TAFE, mainly tractors, have been transported by train from the Doddaballapur railway station near Bengaluru.
Till date, a total of 5,600 cars have been transported to Farukh Nagar in Haryana and Nautanwa in Uttar Pradesh from Penukonda in 55 rakes.