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first_imgThe police on Friday filed a chargesheet against eight people, including an Uttar Pradesh resident, for colluding in the Lashkar-e-Taiba attack on the police in June 2017, which left six policemen dead.“Based on the disclosures of U.P. resident Sandeep Kumar Sharma, an accused in the case, who was arrested from an encounter site on July 1, 2017 where two militants were killed, the investigators cracked the case,” said the police.Sharma, son of Ram Kumar, a resident of Muzaffarnagar, faces charges under Sections 302, 397, 326, 427, 120-B RPC, 7/27 Arms Act 16,18, 20 and 40 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The other accused were identified as Mohammad Ashraf Wani alias Molvi of Brenti Dailgam, Khurshid Ahmad Ganie of Brenti Dailgam, Mehraj-ud-Din Bangroo alias Asif of Narparistan, Sahir Ahmad Makroo of Arwani Bijbehara, Zeenat-ul-Islam alias Zeeshan of Sugan Shopian, Bashir Ahmad Wani alias Lashkari of Soaf Shali Kokernag and Abu Maz, a foreign terrorist from Pakistan.Wani and Maz were killed in an encounter last year.Main accusedAccording to the Special Investigation Team (SIT), Lashkari “was the main accused and was involved in the attack.”The police said Station House Officer Feroz Ahmad, who was killed in the attack, “was at the forefront of anti-militancy operations in the area” and was ambushed in Thajiwara village on the outskirts of Anantnag town.last_img read more


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first_imgFormer West Indies skipper Sir Vivian Richards has expressed his desire to coach the Pakistan cricket team, saying that he will definitely give it a shot if he would be given an offer by the country’s cricket board.The 63-year-old, who is currently mentoring Quetta Gladiators in the ongoing Pakistan Super League, admitted that he would never decline an opportunity to coach the 1992 World Cup champions, insisting that he still has a lot to offer towards the game. (Also read: No pressure from ICC for WorldT20 participation, says PCB) Richards, however, described current head coach Waqar Younis as a legend and said that the former pace spearhead has been doing a magnificent job for the team.Reflecting his views on Pakistan’s inability to host international cricket due to security concerns, Richards maintained that the West Indies team would always be ready to tour the side.Richards, who represented West Indies in 121 Tests, stressed that Pakistan had provided some magnificent cricketers to the world and expressed hope in seeing quick improvement in the country’s present condition.last_img read more


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first_imgSouth Africa leg-spinner Imran Tahir has announced his decision to retire from one-day international cricket after the upcoming ICC World Cup in May.Tahir though has expressed his desire to play T20 cricket for the Proteas at least until the T20 World Cup next year.”I have always wanted to play in the World Cup,” Tahir said. “It would be a great achievement for me to play for this great team. I have a mutual understanding with Cricket South Africa and going forward I decided that I would finish at the World Cup, that is why I am contracted until then.””After that, Cricket South Africa has allowed me to go and play around the world in various leagues but I would also love to play T20 cricket for South Africa. I think I have the ability and can play a role in T20 cricket for South Africa. I am grateful for the opportunity,” he added.Tahir has played 20 Tests, 95 ODIs and 37 T20Is for South Africa since his debut in 2011. He was 57 wickets in Tests, 156 in ODIs and 62 in the shortest format in international cricket.”I would love to play for as long as I can,” Tahir said. “But there is a stage in your life where you have to make big decisions, this is one of those big decisions, it is definitely the biggest decision of my life.”I also feel there are a couple of good spinners in the country who need the opportunity. We are fighting for the same spot, but looking to the future, they will have more opportunities to play for South Africa.”advertisementTahir is the second high-profile cricketer after Chris Gayle, who will be retiring from the 50-over format in international cricket after the World Cup. The West Indies legend had announced last month that he will quit playing ODI cricket after the showpiece event.Gayle has since scored 424 runs in the five-ODI series against England at a whopping average of 106 with two hundreds and as many fifties.last_img read more


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first_imgzoom China’s announced cut in the handling tariff for import and export containers is credit negative for Shanghai International Port (Group) (SIPG), Moody’s rating agency said.However, the cuts, unveiled by China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) earlier in November, will not immediately affect SIPG’s A1 issuer rating or the A2 backed senior unsecured bond ratings of Shanghai Port Group (BVI) Holding. The ratings outlook remains stable.“The reduction in tariff will negatively impact SIPG’s profitability and cash flow generation capability from 2018 onwards, and reduce the financial headroom for its standalone credit profile,” Osbert Tang, a Moody’s Vice President and Senior Analyst, and the Local Market Analyst for SIPG, said.On November 15, the NDRC revealed that the import and export handling tariff for non-transshipment containers at the Port of Shanghai will be lowered by 19.4% to CNY 480 per TEU, effective January 1, 2018.The NDRC also ordered tariff cuts of between 11% and 21% at several other ports, including Tianjin, Ningbo-Zhoushan and Qingdao, that enjoyed dominant market positions in their respective servicing regions.The tariff adjustment was prompted by the Chinese government’s antitrust review on the business operations of coastal ports, with the aim of reducing overall logistics costs and promoting a fairer operating environment for shipping companies. Other announced measures included a further opening of tugboat, tallying and shipping agency markets, and cancellation of unreasonable contract clauses.Moody’s estimates that, as a result of the tariff reduction, SIPG’s container handling revenue will fall by CNY 1 to CNY 1.5 billion in 2018, resulting in a lower gross profit margin of 52%-53% for this business segment during the same year when compared with the 57% achieved during the six months between January and June 2017.Accordingly, Moody’s estimates that SIPG’s adjusted funds from operations (FFO)/debt and FFO interest coverage will soften to 20%-21% and 6.0x-6.5x, respectively, in 2018 from earlier projections of 22%-23% and 6.5x-7.0x.Such revised projections will reduce SIPG’s financial headroom against the downgrade triggers for its baseline credit assessment, namely, adjusted FFO/debt below 20% and/or FFO interest coverage below 6.0x on a sustained basis.Shanghai International Port (Group), the dominant player in the Port of Shanghai, handled 29.9 million TEUs between January and September 2017.last_img read more


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first_imgRecently there has been a lot of discussion and concern raised about aquaculture in Nova Scotia. You need to know that the province has regulations and environmental monitoring for this industry. It is difficult to name another industry in Nova Scotia so closely monitored and scrutinized as aquaculture. Regulation and monitoring ensure aquaculture is practiced in an environmentally sustainable manner. Government veterinarians and scientific staff ensure that aquaculture sites are monitored and inspected regularly for fish health and environmental compliance. The environmental assessment considers everything, including recreational and traditional uses of harbours and waterways, potential environmental impacts and site selection to minimize any possible displacement of traditional fisheries. Licences, terms, and conditions regarding the St. Mary’s Bay application are posted on our website. We are sharing the information we collect regarding aquaculture sites. Laboratory analysis are available to the public on request. Nova Scotians have been, and will continue to be consulted on aquaculture. People have the opportunity to provide input during community meetings, as well as the environmental assessment for individual operations. We also conducted a public opinion survey with almost 700 Nova Scotians. This survey tells us what people know about this industry, their environmental concerns, and their support for the jobs and economic benefits aquaculture creates. Aquaculture is the fastest growing area of food production in the world. The aquaculture industry provides a great opportunity to create good jobs and grow the economy in coastal communities where they are needed. They operate year round and provide an easy transition for traditional fishery workers. Aquaculture also creates local spinoff jobs in fields such as trucking, packaging, metal fabrication, and research and technology. Nova Scotia is positioned to benefit from this growing industry. The government is working on a strategy to ensure that aquaculture continues to expand and grow in a well managed way that will protect the marine environment and bring benefits to coastal communities. I see a bright future for aquaculture in Nova Scotia. Aquaculture contributes about $58 million to the economy and provides jobs for 750 people. It has potential to become more than that and, as aquaculture helps meet world demand for healthy food products, we can create jobs and economic benefits in coastal communities around Nova Scotia. -30-last_img read more


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first_imgNew Delhi: After ‘testing’ the potency a backward leader in bringing the vote share of the backward community into its fold, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has again given the baton to lead the party in Bihar to a leader belonging to other backward community (OBC) by appointing three-time Lok Sabha member Sanjay Jaiswal as party’s Bihar unit president.Jaiswal, who has been winning from Paschim Champaran constituency in a row since 2009, is seen as an ideological moderate and he enjoys a non-controversial image. The appointment was made by BJP president Amit Shah. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’As per political experts, the appointment of Jaiswal may help BJP in bringing some harmony in its uneven tie-up with Nitish Kumar-led JD(U). “The recent statements of BJP leaders suggesting Kumar shift the political base from Bihar to Delhi have only brought embarrassment to the party instead of any gain. There are some senior BJP leaders who are eyeing the CM post, which they cannot ‘claim’ until Nitish Kumar is there,” the political commentator said, adding that Jaiswal has the ability to push the party’s agenda as well as safeguard the interests of the alliance partners. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KAs the state is scheduled to face the assembly polls later next year, the appointment of Jaiswal is seen as a move aimed at placating backward voters. Jaiswal has replaced Nityanand Rai after the later was inducted into the Modi cabinet as a Minister of State for Home Affairs. Notably, Rai had been asked to hold the post of the state BJP president till the appointment of a new full-time chief. BJP won its 17 Lok Sabha seats in the 2019 general elections and JD(U) won 16 seats. The vote share of BJP has also increased in comparison to previous elections under the leadership of Rai. Earlier, Jaiswal’s father Madan Prasad Jaiswal, who was also a doctor, had won the Bettiah Lok Sabha seat for three-time in 1996, 1998 and 1999 polls on BJP ticket. Talking to Millennium Post over Jaiswal’s appointment, Bihar BJP spokesperson Nikhil Anand said, “After Nityanand Rai’s successful tenure as a state president, Jaiswal is the next ideologically committed, honest and dynamic new generation leader will continue to expand the party among masses as well as strengthen it at the root level.”last_img read more



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first_imgLiving with a smoker after age 20 is associated with a 15 per cent greater risk of developing high blood pressure, warn researchers, adding that avoiding smoky environments can reduce the risk of hypertension. Passive smoking at home or work was linked with a 13 per cent increased risk of hypertension. Exposure to passive smoking for 10 years or more was related to a 17 per cent increased risk of hypertension and men and women were equally affected, said the researchers at “EuroHeartCare 2019″, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology, in Milan, Italy on Friday. Also Read – The Puja carnival”Avoid exposure to secondhand smoke regardless of whether the smoker is still in the room,” said study author Professor Byung Jin Kim from Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea. “Our study in non-smokers shows that the risk of high blood pressure (hypertension) is higher with longer duration of passive smoking – but even the lowest amounts are dangerous,” Kim added. This is the first large study to assess the association between secondhand smoke and hypertension in never-smokers verified by urinary levels of cotinine, the principal metabolite of nicotine. Also Read – Wave City brings special offers this NavratraIt included 131,739 never-smokers, one-third men, and an average age of 35 years. Participants with hypertension were significantly more likely to be exposed to secondhand smoke at home or work (27.9 per cent) than those with normal blood pressure (22.6 per cent). Hypertension was significantly more common in people exposed to passive smoke at home or work (7.2 per cent) compared to no exposure (5.5 per cent). “The results suggest that it is necessary to keep completely away from secondhand smoke, not just reduce exposure, to protect against hypertension,” said Professor Kim.last_img read more


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22 February 2009The joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission to Darfur (UNAMID) reported today that its police unit will conduct the first night patrols at a new community policing centre (CPC) constructed between two large camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) near El Fasher, the capital of North Darfur. The move, which starts tonight, means that UNAMID blue helmets will patrol the area in a continuous 24-hour operation as part of its efforts to step up the protection of the tens of thousands of residents taking shelter at the Abu Shouk and El Salaam camps for IDPs on the western flank of the Sudan.A delegation of IDPs from El Salaam camp has also thanked UNAMID Police for its help in securing the recent release of several IDPs from detention by Sudanese national intelligence officers.Construction will start within the next two weeks on another interim CPC near Zamzam, a separate IDP camp close to El Fasher, according to UNAMID.The hybrid force was set up by the Security Council to protect civilians in Darfur, where an estimated 300,000 people have been killed and another 2.7 million have been forced from their homes since fighting erupted in 2003, pitting rebels against Government forces and allied Janjaweed militiamen. One year on from transferring the task of suppressing the violence to UNAMID from the AU Mission in Sudan (AMIS), some 12,374 blue helmets are now in place across Darfur, just over 60 per cent of the 19,555 military personnel authorized by the Security Council. read more


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hc alpla hard HC Alpla Hard are unbeatable among the Austrian borders! Team from Hard won the fifth national title, the fourth in a row by beating HC Bregenz with 2:0 in the Play-Off Final series. In the second match of the series, Alpla celebrated away victory 24:20 (11:8) which secured them another chance to fight for the place at the VELUX EHF Champions League through qualifications tournament.Team from Hard overplayed FIVERS in the semi-final, while Bregenz were better in clashes with WEST Wien. ← Previous Story RK Celje Pivovarna Laško are new-old Slovenian champions! Next Story → Roland Mikler and Mate Lekai extend in Veszprem until 2019!


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first_img€1,234,782: Orthopaedic Bed Company Ltd, Dublin Road, Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim (for under-declaration of Income Tax, VAT & PAYE/PRSI)€1,207,988: Brendan O’Connor (company director/landlord), Kilbride, The Ballagh, Enniscorthy, Wexford (for under-declaration of Income Tax & VAT)€1,043,360: Barry & Sons (Navan) Ltd (landlords), M50 Business Park, Ballymount Road Upper, Dublin 24 (under-declaration of Corporation Tax)The three settlements between €500,000 and a million were: FOUR TAXPAYERS MADE settlements of over a million euro each with the Revenue Commissioners in the second three months of the year, according to the latest quarterly list of defaulters.Details of 136 cases have been published this afternoon by the Revenue service – with the total amount of settlements reaching €22.62 million.The largest settlement — of €2,179,715 — was made by Midland Contractors Ltd. (in liquidation). The Kells-based building contractors were found to have under-declared VAT.The three other settlements of over a million were: €896,558: Denis J Boyle (retired fisherman/company director), Acres, Burtonport, Donegal (for under-declaration of Capital Gains Tax & Income Tax)€706,610: Mary McHugh (hackney service provider – retired) Cornelscourt, Newbridge (for under-declaration of Capital Gains Tax)€609,119: Barty O’Brien Ltd (contract cleaners), Brownstown, The Curragh, Kildare (for under-declaration of VAT & PAYE/PRSI)Of the remaining 136 cases, 59 were for amounts of over €100,000.last_img read more


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first_img50″ Sharp LC-50Q7030U 4K Smart HDTV for $279.99If you want a big TV without breaking your budget, here’s a 50″ 4K Smart-enabled HDTV for well under $300, plus you get free shipping.Get it at Walmart for $279.99Batman: The Complete Animated Series Limited Edition (Blu-ray)This super popular set normally sells for $112.99, but today it has been discounted an extra 23% off. This set includes all 85 remastered episodes of the Batman animated TV series on Blu-ray as well as three Funko Pops and a deluxe art book. The release date has been pushed slightly back to October 30.Get it at Walmart for $87.39Get it on Amazon for $87.3927″ Dell S2716DG 1440p 1ms 144Hz G-SYNC Gaming Monitor + $50 Dell eGift CardThis is IGN Deals’ best selling monitor. This monitor has every gaming-related feature you can think of – big 27″ display, high 2560×1440 resolution, fast 1ms response time, overdriven 144Hz refresh rate, and G-SYNC support.I’ve always been skeptical of TN panels in general, but I recently purchased this monitor and I am blown away. It is an absolute monster at running video games and yet it still performs very well as a general purpose monitor.Get it at Dell for $449.99ASUS RT-AC86U AC2900 Dual-Band Gigabit Wireless Router for $174.99This is the lowest price ever for a very well-rated AC router. This router boasts gaming and streaming friendly features such as MU-MIMO technology, WTFast Game Accelerator, and Adaptive QoS, dual-core processor for efficient multi-tasking, USB 3.1 port for shared storage or print server, and four Gigabit ethernet ports.Get it at Walmart for $174.99 with Free 2-Day ShippingNES Classic and Super NES Classic Mini in Stock at WalmartBoth NES and Super NES Classic Minis are available with free 2-day shipping.Get the NES Classic at Walmart for $59.99 with Free 2-Day ShippingGet the Super NES Classic for $79.96 with Free 2-Day Shippinglast_img read more


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first_img Sci-Tech 17 Photos Tags Members of the public can get their name on board the Mars 2020 mission along with a souvenir boarding pass. NASA/JPL-Caltech You might not have done an intensive astronaut training course, but NASA still wants you to get involved in its next mission to Mars. The space agency is giving regular people like you and me a chance to send their name — etched onto a microchip — on the Mars 2020 mission. Not only that, but if you get your John Hancock etched into the spacecraft that flies to Mars, you’ll also rack up “frequent flyer” points and a souvenir boarding pass to show off to your Earth mates.It’s part of a campaign to build buzz around NASA’s Mars 2020 mission, which is sending a rover to the Red Planet to search for signs of past microbial life, collect samples and study Mars’ climate and geology. NASA is also billing the mission as “the initial leg of humanity’s first round trip to another planet” so being part of the expedition brings significant bragging rights.NASA has done this kind of thing before with the Orion mission and the InSight mission. On InSight, which touched down on Mars in November 2018, every one of NASA’s “frequent flyers” racked up roughly 300 million miles, which certainly beats what the budget airlines back on Earth are offering.The JPL team is busy working on the Mars 2020 rover, aiming to launch it in July 2020 ahead of a February 2021 touch down on Mars. Meanwhile, you can sign up through NASA’s website to get your name on the list until Sept. 30, 2019. 1 A 23rd-century tourist guide to the galaxy Comment Share your voice Mars rovers NASAlast_img read more



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first_img TV and Movies Video Games Share your voice The Witcher is based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s book series, which kicked off with 1993’s The Last Wish, and CD Projekt Red’s three-game series, which started in 2007. Each follows traveling monster slayer Geralt as he rights some of the world’s wrongs (as long as the price is right). The TV series has been in production since 2017, with Daredevil and The Defenders producer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich acting as showrunner.Cavill was revealed to be playing Geralt in 2018, and told Men’s Health earlier this year that training for the role got him into the best shape of his life. Impressive when you consider the guy played Superman. Cavill is a huge fan of the property, having read all the books and played all the games, and Hissrich told CNET’s Richard Nieva the actor was a “great resource” during production.”Having a fan be at the center of the show, he understands what fans are looking for,” Hissrich said during a Friday press roundtable. Tags Scenes on a beach with Yennefer talking to a baby girl, apologising she hasn’t had much of a life. “We’re still just vessels for them to take and take until we’re empty and alone… so count yourself lucky – you’ve cheated the game and won without even knowing it” she tells her.— SFX magazine (@SFXmagazine) July 19, 2019 The rather excellent Witcher 3 is also coming to Nintendo Switch later this year.Netflix is no doubt hopeful this adaptation will take off like Stranger Things’ third season, which gave the streaming service a boost after it saw US subscriptions drop for the first time in eight years. They premiered a very action-packed clip showcasing Geralt’s skill set and it’s revealed that Henry Cavill is doing all of his stunts. #TheWitcher #SDCC— Nathaniel Brail @SDCC (@NateBrail) July 19, 2019 A pack of fans at San Diego Comic-Con were treated to the first trailer for Netflix’s The Witcher series on Friday. We’d already seen shots of Henry Cavill as hero Geralt of Rivia and of his trusty steed, Roach, but this is our first footage from the adaptation of the Polish book that spawned a series of video games.The new trailer was shown to the audience attending The Witcher panel at SDCC on Friday. And the reactions hitting social media have been positive.center_img Comic-Con 0 Next clip shows Ciri in a wintry forest and comes across a band of female warriors. #SDCC #thewitcher— JoBlo.com (@joblocom) July 19, 2019 First published July 19 at 3:10 p.m. PT.Updated July 22 at 3:35 a.m. PT: Adds quote from CNET interview. Comments Netflix Nintendolast_img read more


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first_imgSupporters of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change party (MDC) of Nelson Chamisa, sing and dance in the street outside the party`s headquarters following general elections in Harare, Zimbabwe, on 31 July 2018. — ReutersOpposition leader Nelson Chamisa claimed victory in Zimbabwe’s disputed presidential election on Thursday as an anxious nation awaited an official announcement of the result three days after voting.Chamisa said president Emmerson Mnangagwa knew he had lost otherwise the results would have been announced by now.International observers urged the electoral commission to release results as soon as possible to avoid further violence after three people were killed on Wednesday in clashes between security forces and opposition supporters.The commission said it would start announcing the results of the presidential election – Zimbabwe’s first since the army ousted Robert Mugabe last November to end four decades of authoritarian rule – from 10 p.m. local time (2000 GMT).Earlier on Thursday, police sealed off the headquarters of Chamisa’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and troops cleared the streets of the capital, despite calls from foreign governments and international organizations for calm and for political leaders to show restraint.In his first public appearance since the vote on Monday, Chamisa urged his supporters to be calm and await “massive celebrations” for his victory. He could not give any figures because he would be breaking the law, he said.“This government does not respect life,” he told reporters.“Mr Mnangagwa knows it that he has lost this election. If he had won this election the result will have been announced long back but they are trying to massage the figures to try to advance fictious and fallacious results. We know the results.”On Wednesday, Chamisa accused the ruling ZANU-PF party of rigging the poll, although he offered no evidence.Opposition supporters took to the streets to demonstrate and three were shot dead by soldiers amid clashes.The army crackdown has punctured the euphoria that followed its removal of Mugabe, and fueled suspicions that the generals who launched the coup remain Zimbabwe’s de facto rulers.Britain calls for getting troops off streetsAFP reports from London: Britain told the Zimbabwe government on Thursday that the military should be taken off the streets of Harare after a fatal crackdown on demonstrators following the presidential elections.Soldiers and police cleared the streets of the city centre a day after the clampdown, as the Zimbabwean authorities begged for patience over the release of the election results.”We condemn the excessive use of force by the security forces towards demonstrators,” the British embassy in Harare tweeted in a statement.”The British ambassador met government ministers yesterday and again today and made clear that the military should be removed from the streets of Harare and the security forces should act with the utmost restraint.”The vote — the first since autocrat Robert Mugabe was ousted last year — turned bloody on Wednesday when troops opened fire on demonstrations against alleged electoral fraud, leaving three dead and prompting an international outcry.”We welcome the statement by the president that there will be an independent investigation and we look forward to this being implemented quickly,” the British embassy statement said.”Zimbabwe is experiencing a period of heightened tension around the presidential election. All political leaders have a responsibility to ensure they do not raise tensions or issue statements that make violence more likely.”Britain is the former colonial power in Zimbabwe, which gained its independence in 1980 under Mugabe.last_img

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first_imgAfter complaining about a burst pipe to uThukela District Municipality, Mrs L Bhoobun still faces problems with sewer water flowing right in front of her shop in Kandahar Avenue.“After numerous complaints to the municipality about a burst pipe, uThukela responded and fixed it all up. However, in a period of 2 weeks after the pipe was repaired, the problem started again,” says Mrs Bhoobun.She adds that when they were fixing the pipe, they put it facing the wrong direction, which resulted in a sewer blockage right in front of her store. Now she is angry about the water standing around in front of her shop and the disgusting smell. Customers “stumble” through the leakage as they enter, while also having to deal with the foul stench in the air.As a member of council in the Leonardsville area, Mrs Bhoobun has been receiving lots of complaints about the smell. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite She urges uThukela to come and sort out the situation, as it is not good for business and the Leonardsville area as a whole.DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there?last_img read more


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first_img“Hey,” the 4-year-old calls out to mourners walking out of the house. “Do you know when Tarik will come home?“It’s boring without him.”(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Tarik was hit by a land mine last week as he scavenged in the forest for firewood to help his family make ends meet.He died in his father’s arms.Under an international treaty, Bosnia was supposed to be free of mines by 2009. Instead, it has quietly obtained another decade to clear the estimated 1,300 remaining square kilometers (500 square miles) of mine fields. In the 16 years since Bosnia’s three-year war ended, mines have killed 591 people. So far this year, seven people have been killed and 3 maimed.Tarik had been looking forward to starting school wearing a backpack stamped with his favorite cartoon character. Instead, he became his village’s sixth land-mine victim _ the casualty of a war that ended a decade before he was born.Living next to mine fields is accepted as a fact of life here. The village was a front line during the 1992-95 Bosnian war and when the residents returned to their homes in 1996, they found their houses devastated, surrounded by mine fields. The Bijelic family, like many others in the village, makes a living by selling wood from nearby forests, ignoring signs bearing a white skull and the warning “Attention Mines.”Familiarity with tragedy doesn’t blunt the pain. Associated PressOLOVSKE LUKE, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) – The last clothes that 6-year-old Tarik Bijelic wore hang on a line in his yard: a red “Miami” basketball jersey, a pair of gray pants, blue size 2 sneakers.The blood has been washed off. But the jersey carries the mark of tragedy: a long incision between the “i” and the “a” where doctors tried to get to the boy’s shattered chest. At the hospital, Tarik’s father, Ibro Bijelic, repeatedly whispered: “I wish it would have been me.”“Bosnia-Herzegovina is one of the most (mine) infested countries in the world,” said Dusan Gavran, the head of the country’s Mine Action Center. He said the only obstacle to making Bosnia mine-free is the cost: “We have the capacity, qualified deminers, equipment, but we lack funds.”Bosnia’s war over its independence from Serb-led Yugoslavia took more than 100,000 lives. All three sides in the conflict _ Bosniaks, Serbs and Croats _ secured their front lines with mine fields that, laid end to end, would form a belt stretching 8,700 miles, more than a third of the circumference of the earth.Bosniaks, the least armed group, often laid mines hastily around cities they controlled and the Serbs besieged. This made it harder for the much better equipped Serbs to conquer them. That’s how the capital of Sarajevo remained completely encircled by mine fields when the war ended.Bosnia needs 40 million euro ($50 million) every year to meet its new goal of clearing the mines by 2019. It costs $2.50 to scan a square yard of territory _ more than the going price for some land. It may sound cheap until you consider the vast areas of Bosnia that must be poked and prodded to ensure they’re safe. All told, locating and removing a single mine costs $10,000. 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement By now, almost all mine fields are clearly marked. Villagers brave the mines out of economic necessity in a region where the unemployment rate is almost 30 per cent.“The key factor is the economy. Life is very hard for the population,” Gavran said. In the past five years all mine accidents happened in marked mine fields. “People enter them consciously. When we investigate, they tell us `we have to,’ and often even after they witness casualties, they still go.”In one case, he said, the Mine Action Center recorded three deaths in one family that occurred within 300 meters (yards) of one another. The victims were cutting wood in a forest marked as a mine field.Searching for wood with his father, Tarik picked up a branch, apparently setting off the land mine. His father, wounded himself, carried him to a road and stopped a car, which drove them to a hospital. Doctors made a frantic attempt to revive the boy but it was too late.At the Bijelic home, neighbors gather around a family album looking at Tarik’s pictures. One shows him playing with children; in another he’s in a plastic pool playing with a yellow rubber duck.Tarik’s younger brother, Bakir, plays with an old chair in the yard. He will inherit his brother’s drying clothes. Sponsored Stories Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Parents, stop beating yourself up 5 ways to recognize low testosteronelast_img

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first_imgSant’Agata Bolognese – Automobili Lamborghini has officially opened the doors of its new logistics centre at its Sant’Agata Bolognese facility. The centre will handle storage and distribution for all the manufacturer’s main markets and will play an important role in the sustained development of the company’s infrastructure.The new centre was opened by Stephan Winkelmann, Chairman and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, and Jean-Fleury Garel, CEO of Gazeley, one of Europe’s largest logistics property companies responsible for managing the project.The new Logistics centre, with a surface of 11.000 square meters, is situated within the business zone and replaces the existing centre located in Anzola Emilia, about 20 kilometres away.Characteristics of the new facilityThe new facility, which stands 10 meters high with space for about 14,052 pallets, will be used both as a warehouse for car production and components and spare parts, as well as for Lamborghini’s merchandise range. Thanks to the height of the building and to innovative warehousing structures, storage capacity has been increased twofold, ensuring the accommodation of future business growth.State of the art logisticsAutomobili Lamborghini has developed its logistics activities by investing in both infrastructure and technology to ensure competitiveness, with a particular emphasis on optimizing the efficiency of its commercial organization, in line with the company’s positive performance of recent years. Access to a centre which features the very latest in logistics and storage techniques, thanks to its partner Jungheinrich, will improve internal processes. In parallel, material preparation and processing times have been reduced by 50% thanks to the partnership with Schnellecke Italia.Operations at the centre are fully automated. Instant data transmission ensures the functionality of logistics integration processes while ensuring constant control of data flow, which reflect the manufacturer’s high standards, procedural policies and service objectives. The new logistics centre is also characterized by a comfortable working environment, while controls and other features required to facilitate operations are simple and streamlined.Social responsibility in developmentOne of the strengths of the new centre is the decision to move the location: the new warehouse’s direct link to the Lamborghini plant will reduce the negative impact of heavy goods traffic between Anzola and Sant’Agata. It has been estimated that the project will reduce emissions by over 75 kg per annum, and nitrogen oxide by over 750 kg (Sources: Standard Euro 3). The decision to remain close to the town in Emilia Romagna in which Lamborghini was founded in 1963, is proof of Lamborghini’s commitment to develop within the region in co-operation with the local authorities and community.“Lamborghini aims to adopt processes based on the highest quality within the lead time”, explained Mr. Winkelmann. “In an increasingly competitive environment such as today’s market, it is not enough just to offer a quality product. Decisions regarding cost-effectiveness and timing are also crucial, combined with 100% involvement of staff with a view to achieving environmental sustainability.”“Working for a brand as prestigious and internationally celebrated as Lamborghini has given us a cause for great pride and satisfaction,” stated Jean-Fleury Garel, General Manager of Gazeley Italia. “This project was developed in record time and is further testimony to the reliability of our offer, which includes the design and construction of ‘Built-to-suit’ buildings.Our mission includes the development of integrated logistics parks in addition to the construction of buildings designed especially to suit the needs of our customers in terms of location and lay-out. In this way, we were able to give Lamborghini a building designed in close cooperation with their technical and logistics team, directly connected to the production facility”THE PARTNERSJungheinrichJungheinrich Italiana is a branch of Jungheinrich AG, a German multinational company and European leaders in warehouse logistics. We have now worked in Italy for 50 years with 7 direct branches offering a wide range of internal transport means, racking systems and services, all provided by a single supplier. Jungheinrich boasts the widest range of products available on the market, and one which, to name just a few, covers everything from transport trucks to all types of carriers, including trilateral and automatic carriers, warehouse management software, data transmission on radiofrequencies, pallet racking, and self-supporting racking.Jungheinrich also offers alternatives to straight-out purchase, specifically designed to meet the individual requirements of each and every business. With more than 4500 means, we can lay claim to the largest fleet of trucks for short-term hire in Italy. Our Used Truck service provides trucks with warranties and ‘First-hand’ bargain trucks. We also have the most capillary and organised direct service assistance network in Italy, with more than 415 specialists and a truck training service. And to complete the programme, Jungheinrich can also provide a series of financial options that are extremely flexible, to suit your every need.SchnelleckeAs a logistic service provider, the Schnellecke Group compiles total concepts, which reach over stock management, pre-assemblies and value added services up to sequential manufacturing or sea-container-fair packing. Transparency, quality consciousness and checkability of these complex operational sequences in the context of a Supply chain management are of special importance. By those proximity to the customer, a time-exact supply to the assembling place at the customer is guaranteed.The Schnellecke Group offers goods transportation also system-steered in the context of a global network in Europe. Furthermore the Group produces body parts and – building groups for the automotive industry. A further strength of the Group is the IT and project management.The members of the project teams are only specialists develop world-wide logistic concepts, which are individually cut to the requirement profile of the customer and are system-supported locally converted.Today over 12.000 employees world-wide belong to the Schnellecke Group. Apart from 13 locations in Germany the enterprise has societies in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Great Britain, Italy, South Africa, Brazil, Mexico as well as China. Altogether belong over 40 locations with over 800.000 square meters to resounding surface to the Schnellecke Group.The location Italy exists since 2004 and reflects the internationality of the Schnellecke Group. The logistic service for Lamborghini ranges from the production delivery in the form of JIT and JIS up to complex quality inspections. The outstanding relationship to Lamborghini is characterised in particular by the building and the conversion of the new Logistic Centre. In this way the collaboration between Lamborghini and Schnellecke is still continued to intensify and improved by this again converted project continuously.last_img read more


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first_imgNewark, New Jersey – Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, and L’Avion, the first all-business-class French airline, have officially opened their new lounge at Newark’s Liberty International Airport.The luxurious 2,270-square-foot lounge, which is located at the arrival level of Terminal B, offers seating for more than 100 passengers, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, and local phone access. At the bar, passengers will find Piper Heidsieck Champagne along with an extensive choice of alcoholic and soft beverages. Light fares – gourmet sandwiches, cheeses, fresh fruits and cookies – based on American, European and Indian cooking traditions and prepared daily on si te by the local leading company Flik Compass Group, will be offered to passengers. Jet Airways’ first class passengers will be welcomed in an exclusive, private lounge area.“Our clients’ journey with Jet Airways starts when they arrive at the Newark airport and we are indeed pleased to be able to offer the airline’s well known hospitality already on ground, in this pleasant lounge, leading up to Jet Airways’ amazing in-flight experience,” comments Peter Luethi, Vice President of Jet Airways for the Eastern USA & Canada.“This is a new milestone for our already successful airline,” said Marc Rochet, CEO of L’Avion, Paris-New York. “We are proud to provide our current and new passengers with this added, exclusive, comfortable, quiet and work oriented space.”The lounge was designed by architect Robert Sargenti and designer Kati Curtis. The project was coordinated and led by Peter Luethi, Vice President of Eastern and Midwestern USA and Canada of Jet Airways and Frantz Yvelin, Founder and Chief Development & Strategy Officer of L’Avion.About Jet Airways, the Spirit of New India: Founded by Chairman Naresh Goyal in 1993, Jet airways has made it’s way up to being India’s leading international airline with world class product, service and network. Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 85 aircraft, which includes 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 10 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 54 cl assic and next generation Boeing 737-400/700/800/900 aircraft and 11 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 4.30 years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleet in the world. Jet Airways operates over 385 flights daily.Flights to 65 destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including New York (both JFK and Newark), San Francisco, Toronto, Brussels, London (Heathrow), Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Bangkok, Kathmandu, Dhaka, Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat, Doha, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The airline plans to extend its international operations to other cities in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia in phases with the introduction of additional wide-body aircraft into its fleet.For more information: www.jetairways.comAbout L’Avion Launched in January 2007, L’Avion is the first French airline company that offers low-fare, all business class service to travelers between Paris and New York. The aircraft models are Boeing 757-200 configured with only 90 seats. L’Avion flies between Paris – Orly and New York – Newark. Since July 2008, L’Avion and Open Skies have merged, now offering through L’Avion’s code share, a third daily flight between JFK and Paris-Orly. For more information: www.lavion.com or call (866)-692-6759.last_img read more