Imphal blast kills two BSF men

first_imgAn improvised explosive device (IED) blast killed two Border Security Force personnel at Koirengi on the northern edge of the Manipur capital, Imphal, on Wednesday afternoon.This is the second attack on paramilitary forces within 24 hours. An Assam Rifles constable was injured after suspected militants lobbed two hand grenades at troopers on Tuesday.The police in Imphal East district said the IED, presumably planted by insurgents, was detonated about 2pm outside the gate of the BSF outpost near Koirengi Airfield on the Imphal-Dimapur highway. The blast injured five people.”Two BSF men, both constables, succumbed to their injuries in the hospital. Two civilians, including a woman, are in critical condition,” K. Meghachandra, Imphal East district police chief, said. The two constables were identified as N.M. Meitei and Sanjay Tirkey.So far, none of at least six active Imphal valley-based insurgent groups have claimed responsibility for the two attacks in as many days.last_img read more

FC Goa to appoint Sukhvinder Singh as CEO

first_imgPanaji, Sep 12 (PTI) FC Goa will be appointing Sukhvinder Singh as the new CEO of the Indian Super League (ISL) club. Singh, who has earlier worked with Nike India and All India Football Federation, will take over as CEO of the Goan franchise of the ISL later this month. According to a club executive, FC Goa had advertised for the CEO post and the management interviewed four shortlisted candidates, one from Goa, two senior officials from existing I-League clubs. Singh, who heads Libero Sports India division, is expected to quit the leading football consultancy and player agency in the next couple of days. He is currently in Manchester attending Soccerex global convention and is expected to arrive in India on Monday. PTI COR ARS BS PDSlast_img read more


first_imgSioux City’s Fire Rescue wants residents to be aware of a recall of home smoke detectors by a major manufacturer.Kidde Smoke Alarm battery operated model PI9010 and hard-wired model PI2010 smoke alarms manufactured between September 10th, 2016 and October 13th of 2017 have been recalled.A yellow cap left on during the manufacturing process can cover a smoke sensor and compromise the alarm’s ability to detect smoke, posing a risk of consumers not being alerted to a fire in their home.No smoke alarms installed by Sioux City Fire Rescue are involved with the recall.If any Sioux City resident has a battery-operated smoke alarm in their home affected by the recall, they can contact the manufacturer or Sioux City Fire Rescue to obtain a free replacement.last_img read more

From £75m star to laughing stock – why Lukaku failed at Man Utd

first_imgIt began two years ago by the side of a swimming pool at a luxury Los Angeles apartment, celebrating with best friend Paul Pogba as he became a £75 million Manchester United player.But Romelu Lukaku’s Old Trafford career is ending far sooner than he might have expected, and in ignominious fashion to boot. Warned that he would be expected to train with United’s under-23s, he stayed in his native Belgium to work out with former club Anderlecht until a deal was done to move him to Inter.Just where did it all go wrong for Lukaku in a United shirt? Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? He actually started like an express train, bagging 11 goals in his first 10 outings in the famous red shirt, but would score a more modest 31 times in his remaining 86 appearances as a United player.Even during that early hot streak something just didn’t sit right about him as a Manchester United footballer, not least because vocal supporters were busy causing racism controversies in their choice of song for Lukaku rather than celebrating his magnificent scoring form.And questions were very quickly asked about his suitability to the team when he wasn’t netting with regularity. Without the goals it was hard to make a bulletproof case for him as an unequivocal first choice at the head of United’s line-up.Jose Mourinho said Lukaku should be considered “untouchable” after fans at Old Trafford had reacted with groans following one particularly disappointing showing against Tottenham just a few months into his United career. But the Belgian was never to find anything like the same form from his opening spell at the club and when things got bad, they felt really bad.Under Mourinho there was a lack of the kind of service on which he would normally thrive. United were cagey and laboured in their approach to attacking opponents, leaving Lukaku with few opportunities to get on the end of telling crosses or burst off the shoulder of a retreating defender. Not that he helped himself either. His first touch was letting him down, he seemed to quickly drop his head when things weren’t right and his conversion rate was often unconvincing.Something just didn’t quite fit.Romelu Lukaku, Jose MourinhoIn his entire United career, Lukaku would score only once against one of the other top-six clubs, the opener in a 2-1 win over champions Chelsea in February 2018. The fact that it was his only strike in a total of 24 games in all competitions against Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City or Tottenham defined him as a flat-track bully. It didn’t help that a foot injury made him a passenger of a substitute in the FA Cup final loss to the Blues to ensure that his debut campaign ended with a whimper.Coming back from a run to the World Cup semi-finals with Belgium he just couldn’t get going. His first two starts of the new season were memorable for dreadful Lukaku misses in United defeats to Brighton and Spurs, both of them quickly becoming popular memes across social media. By December he had tallied only four goals in 18 games.Lukaku made an appeal for a better understanding of his needs from his United team-mates when asked to address his lack of goals.“With Belgium I’ve been playing for 10 years, since I was 16. Players know me much more,” he told reporters in October 2018.“Here, I still think my teamwork between myself and my team-mates can improve and be much better. It’s something that we’re working on. The players need to know me and know my movement. When that starts clicking I think the results I have with Belgium will also come here.”Paul Scholes, speaking to BT Sport the following month, suggested Lukaku might actually have been trying too hard and losing his value to the side as a result.“It seems like he thinks he has to be a footballer, that he has to come into a number 10 role,” Scholes said. “He doesn’t, that’s the last thing that he needs to do. He’s not got the ability to do that.“His strengths are running in behind, getting on the end of crosses, and the midfield players have to tell him to do that. ‘Don’t come in here, don’t come as a number 10, you can’t play.’“I don’t mean disrespect to him. He’s someone who has to run in behind, and he can finish. He can score goals.”Romelu Lukaku Manchester United statsMourinho’s sacking led to the arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer just as Lukaku was given time off for the birth of his first child. By the time the 26-year-old rejoined the fray Rashford had already become the apple of the Norwegian’s eye.Lukaku would get his chances, most memorably grabbing a hat-trick of doubles in consecutive fixtures against Crystal Palace, Southampton and, most stunningly, Paris Saint-Germain, but that run was the exception that largely proved the rule. Solskjaer wanted a mobile front line capable of pulling defenders this way and that, and with the touch and dynamism to back it up. And that is not Big Rom’s type of game.Antonio Conte’s admiration of Lukaku has long been one of the biggest open secrets in football, and a move to Inter has seemed likely for most of the summer. Had he been set to have any kind of future at United he would have played at least some part in pre-season, whatever his apparent injury concerns during the trip to Australia and Asia. But his days have been numbered for a couple of months now.His decision to tweet a copy of the sprint stats of United players in training went down like a lead balloon, and reports suggest he was fined as well as being told by Solskjaer that he wasn’t wanted in first-team training sessions. His no-show this week was the last straw.Lukaku and United never felt quite like a match made in heaven, and as such their acrimonious split should come as little surprise. He scored 42 goals for the club, making him United’s top-scoring forward in both seasons. But in truth it is a tough sell trying to suggest he would have been a significant success in Solskjaer’s rebuild.It ended up being best for all concerned to just move on.last_img read more

Halifax Convention Centre Opening Announced

first_imgThe Halifax Convention Centre announced today, Nov. 28, it will host its official opening ceremony on Dec. 15. “Opening our doors marks a significant milestone as we get ready to welcome thousands of new visitors and new opportunities to our city and province,” said Carrie Cussons, president and CEO of the Halifax Convention Centre. “We can’t wait to preview our new state-of-the-art facility with our community and partners before we begin hosting our first events.” The centre will host its first client event, the Canadian Junior Weightlifting Championships, on Jan. 20, 2018 followed by Brides 2018, the Halifax Business Awards and the National Franchise Show. Many of the national and international events booked for the new facility have been attracted in collaboration with Discover Halifax and other local industry partners. There are 90 events booked for the first year of operations in the new facility, bringing an estimated 75,000 delegates and more than $50 million in new money to the province. This includes almost three times the number of national and international events and 18,000 more visitors than previous years at the existing convention centre. A full list of 2018 events can be found at: “We are pleased to be bringing our 21st annual Professional Conference and Annual General Meetings to the Halifax Convention Centre in October,” said Jan Hux, chief science officer for Diabetes Canada. “Our event is the largest gathering of diabetes health-care professionals in Canada and we know they will enjoy this new facility and the city’s hospitality.” To mark the facility’s opening, the centre has planned a welcome weekend which is a series of community events, including facility tours, for the public Jan. 12-14. “Shaped by community input and world-class design, I’m very proud of what this facility represents,” said Joe Ramia, president of Argyle Developments, builder of the new centre. “I look forward to showcasing the space to our community and the thousands of new visitors that will come through the doors.” The Halifax Convention Centre is part of the Nova Centre, a one-million square-foot, mixed-used development including a hotel, financial towers, public plaza, retail space and parking. It is the largest integrated development project in the province’s history. The funding of the convention centre is shared between three levels of government, totaling $169.2 million.last_img read more

3rd party insurance premium for cars 2wheelers to be hiked from June

first_imgNew Delhi: Car and two-wheeler insurance to cost more from June 16 with regulator Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India increasing the mandatory third party (TP) motor insurance by up to 21 per cent in certain category of vehicles. Normally, the mandatory motor TP insurance cover rates are revised from April 1. However, this time, the new rates for the fiscal 2019-20 will be applicable from June 16. The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai) in an order said the new TP insurance for smaller cars (less than 1,000 cc) will cost Rs 2,072 or 12 per cent from the existing Rs 1,850. The hike in insurance premium for cars with engine capacity of 1,000 cc to 1,500 cc has been increased by 12.5 per cent to Rs 3,221. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documentsHowever, the TP premium for cars with higher engine capacity (1,500 cc plus) has been retained at Rs 7,890. The new Motor Third Party Liability Insurance Cover from June 16 will be Rs 482, up 12.88 per cent for two-wheelers with engine capacity of less than 75 cc and Rs 752 for those with engine capacity of 75-150 cc. The maximum hike is for two-wheelers having engine capacity between 150-350 cc. The new premium will be Rs 1,193, up 21.11 per cent from the existing Rs 985. There will be no change in TP insurance premium for super bikes (350 cc plus). Also Read – World suffering ‘synchronized slowdown’, says new IMF chiefInsurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India has also increased the TP insurance for public as well as private goods carrying vehicles. There is no change for rates in case of e-rickshaw. However, the third party insurance premium in case of school buses has been increased. Also, there is no change in long-term single premium rates. In case of cars, the long-term premium is for three years, and for two-wheelers, it is five years.last_img read more

Stars Join Sting For Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert

first_imgSting and Trudie Styler hosted their 25th anniversary Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert on Thursday.The show, which took place at New York’s Carnegie Hall, featured performances from a plethora of stars including Paul Simon, James Taylor, Dionne Warwick, Stephen Stills, Patti Scialfa and Renee Fleming.Also making appearances at the event were Bill Clinton and Kevin Spacey. Among the famous faces spotted in the crowd were Rita Wilson and Melanie Griffith.The concert raised awareness and funds for the important work the Rainforest Fund provides to communities of indigenous peoples throughout Brazil and other countries including Belize, Cameroon, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Indonesia, Madagascar, Mexico, Nicaragua, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela.The biennial Rainforest Fund concert provides a major source of funding for the work of the Fund, which was started by Sting and Trudie in 1989, out of a desire to help a community of indigenous Amazonian people in Brazil. Since this humble start, the work of the Fund has expanded to include 23 countries on three continents. Partnering with more than 100 local organizations, The Fund seeks to conserve the environment as well as support hundreds of thousands of indigenous people in their fight to protect their rights to their own land, livelihoods and cultures.last_img read more

Court orders First Nation occupiers to leave BC fish farm but they

first_img(Hereditary Chief Ernest Alfred, left, and his niece Karissa Glendale have been ordered by the courts to vacate a fish farm on their traditional territory)Laurie HamelinAPTN News SaturdayHereditary Chief Ernest Alfred and his niece Karissa Glendale say they have no intention of stopping their work trying to shut down a fish farm on their traditional territory.On Thursday, the B.C. Supreme Court ordered the two from the ‘Namgis First Nation, to vacate Swanson Island salmon farm.“Marine Harvest must think that we will simply go away if we are no longer occupying, but that won’t happen,” said Alfred.“I’m going to make even more noise, knock on more doors of politicians, now that I’ll have time.”Alfred and Glendale, among others, have been occupying Swanson Island for almost 270 days.The open-net fish farm, owned by Marine Harvest, the world’s largest producer of farmed Atlantic salmon, is located off northern Vancouver Island in ‘Namgis’ traditional territory.Swanson Island fish farm.The ʼNamgis say the fish farm is operating without their consent.They believe that open-net fish farms pose a serious threat to wild salmon, and they want Swanson Island removed.But instead, on May 17, the court ordered the occupiers to leave and remove all their belongings by 6 p.m. Saturday, May 19.The ‘Namgis, along with a collection of First Nations in B.C.’s Broughton Archipelago, are putting pressure on the Provincial government to pull fish farm tenures.“22 are up for renewal in a month,” said Alfred. “The tenure for Swanson Island expires on June 20th.”“This latest move by Marine Harvest to eject us from our own land is a desperate act.”Alfred and Glendale were also ordered to remain off 12 other fish farms and related sites owned by Marine Harvest until the hearing on June 25.If anyone occupies any of Marine Harvest’s facilities between now and the hearing, the fish farm company has the right to return to court on 48 hours’ notice.“We asked for a court injunction after our employees endured many months of aggressive protest activities,” said Jeremy Dunn, a spokesperson for Marine Harvest.“In Canada, everyone has the right to peaceful protest, but not when it interferes with legitimate activities or crosses the line into aggressive, bullying behaviour.”But Alfred doesn’t agree with Marine Harvest.Last fall the salmon protectors moved from living on the actual grates of the fish farm to occupying abandoned cabins built by Marine Harvest just a few hundred meters away on land.The occupiers monitor and document activities at Swanson Island from a deck overlooking the fish farm.“We have not harassed or bullied staff,” said Alfred. “In fact, Marine Harvest assaulted my niece.”Alfred alleges that two men arrived unannounced and attempted to push passed Glendale on a ramp leading up to the cabins.RCMP investigated the incident, but no charges were laid.“We’ve actually accommodated them every step of the way, even when we lost our bid for an injunction against them re-stocking the fish farm.”“We had no choice but to stand by and watch.”Although Alfred is disappointed with the court order, he says he’s not afraid of another court battle.“It’s frustrating and sad that we have to leave our own land, but our people have been put through the ringer before, and we will survive this too.” read more

UN agency concerned at reports of Rwanda pressing Congolese refugees to join

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today said it was “gravely concerned” about allegations from Congolese refugees in Rwanda that local authorities and officials of a rebel group have been pressuring healthy males to return to the north to join rebel security forces. The Congolese Rally for Democracy (RCD-Goma) is “‘asking all able-bodied men to repatriate and secure the area,’” UNHCR spokesman Kris Janowski said, quoting one 20-year-old male who angrily complained to the agency on Wednesday. In another sign of pressure on the Congolese to leave Rwanda, Mr. Janowski said there have also been worrying reports from a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Kiziba camp in Kibuye Province and Gihembe in Byumba Province that local authorities have declined to authorize the re-opening of schools. Schools were scheduled to re-open in early September but the NGO has now been told to run schools outside the refugee camps. “The re-opening of schools inside the camp would require ‘authorization from higher authorities’ the NGO has been told,” Mr. Janowski said. Meanwhile, information posters put up by UNHCR in the two camps telling refugees that the return operation being managed by the Government of Rwanda should be voluntary have been torn down. Since 31 August, the Government of Rwanda and RCD-Goma have carried out an operation that has seen the return of more than 8,500 Congolese refugees of Tutsi origin from two camps in Rwanda, according to Mr. Janowski, who noted that many of the returnees have said they went back under duress. “UNHCR is not involved in the operation and has repeatedly asked that any involuntary returns be halted,” he stressed. read more

Floyd Mayweather Says He Wants to Buy LA Clippers

Floyd Mayweather Jr., the boxing megamillionaire who has had his own issues with controversial race-related comments, said he has an interest in purchasing the Los Angeles Clippers, which likely will be up for sale by banned owner Donald Sterling after NBA owners vote to force him to sell, as suggested by the league’s commissioner.Mayweather, a regular at Clippers and Lakers games in Los Angeles, met with a group of reporters in a VIP lounge at the MGM Grand, where he will face fellow welterweight titleholder Marcos Maidana in a unification fight in a Showtime network pay-per-view main event on Saturday night.Insisting he was serious, Mayweather said he spoke with his adviser, Al Haymon, about teaming with Mayweather Promotions chief executive Leonard Ellerbe, Golden Boy Promotions chief executive Richard Schaefer and possibly others to make a bid for the Clippers.“I called Al about that to see if me, Leonard and Al, and hopefully Richard and a couple of other guys, a couple other of my billionaire guys, we can come together and see what we can come up with,” Mayweather said. “Hopefully, we can do it, and it’s not just talk.“With me, I can’t come in talking about Mayweather only gonna get 3 percent, 4 percent. I got to get a solid percentage. Do we want to buy the Clippers? Yes, we do. We are very, very interested in buying the Clippers. We’ll keep the Clippers right where they’re at. When I’m not boxing, I’m at the games all the time. We do want to buy the Clippers. . ..  and we can afford the Clippers.”Mayweather, an avid sports gambler in Las Vegas, where he lives, added, “Once I get ownership in the Clippers I can no longer bet, so I have to stop that completely.”Mayweather, whose $73.5 million in minimum purses for his two fights in 2013 made him the world’s highest-paid athlete, said his interactions with Sterling had been positive.“Donald Sterling, he’s been getting a lot of negative press and my thing is this–I don’t have nothing negative to say about this guy,” Mayweather said. “He’s always treated me with the utmost respect. He has always invited me to games, always. Has always told me, ‘Floyd, I want you to sit right next to me and my wife.’ I don’t know about the [alleged] mistress. But I’m talking about him and the wife.”Schaefer, who has been promoting his fights since 2007, said: “When (Mayweather) tells you guys he’s interested in buying the Clippers, he’s not just saying that for an interview. He’s really serious about it and I’m sure he could rally the necessary people around him to support him in a bid like that.”Mayweather is not the only celebrity to show interest in buying the team. Music and film mogul David Geffen also could be a candidate, according to the Los Angeles Times.Mayweather’s own past issues with making racist remarks could prove to be a hurdle, as could his history of legal troubles and affinity for gambling.  He has been known to often wager six-figure sums on NBA games.In 2010, he unleashed a profanity-filled rant with racial overtones in an Internet video against Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao, with whom he has not been able to make a deal to fight in what would be boxing’s biggest event. read more

Thiess trialling tyre monitoring systems on its ultraclass trucks

first_imgA trial of leading-edge tyre monitoring systems on Thiess-operated mine sites is saving time, money and tyre life according to the contractor. The Rimex TyreSense system and Michelin’s Earthmover Management System (MEMS) are being trialled respectively on the Thiess fleet of Caterpillar 797s at the Burton Coal Mine and Liebherr T282 trucks at Curragh North in central Queensland. The systems monitor tyre chamber temperature and pressure via sensors and hardware installed in the vehicles. The information is then communicated through iVolve or mobile phone technology. Critical information on low pressure or high temperatures in tyres can be quickly relayed to key maintenance staff to enable an early response and avoid potential damage.Tyre Manager Clinton Harding said there is once again huge global demand for off road tyres and quality stocks are hard to procure.  This means every tyre saved could be used on new fleet. “We were looking for a company-wide solution and although it’s early days, the trial results look promising,” he said, adding: “This is indicative of our approach to innovation and it has flow-on effects to the client such as increased productivity.” Key benefits of the systems include their ability to provide real time data checks; increase tyre life; improve safety; and boost productivity.last_img read more

Magnetek supplier of variable frequency drives and radio remote controls wins Joy

first_imgMagnetek, a leading designer and manufacturer of digital power and motion control systems used in mining, has been awarded 2012 Premier Supplier of the Year status by Joy Global. This is the second year Joy Global has recognised a select group from its nearly 5,000 North American suppliers. As one of only 39 recipients, Magnetek says it “represents best in industry quality, delivery and value as identified by Joy Global.“We are extremely pleased to receive this award. It puts us in good company with some of the finest suppliers in the business,” said Peter McCormick, President and CEO for Magnetek. “Our goal is always to provide the best products possible and foster close relationships with our customers.”Awards were granted to companies achieving target metrics for quality, on-time delivery, material productivity and long-term relationship with Joy Global. Particular emphasis was placed on Magnetek’s successful investment in capacity improvement, established supply agreement and development capabilities.Through its market-leading P&H and Joy brands, Joy Global manufactures, markets, and services original equipment and support parts for the surface and underground mining industries. Joy Global’s products and related services are used extensively for the mining of coal, copper, iron ore, oil sands, gold and other mineral resources.Magnetek provides digital power and motion control systems used in mining and overhead material handling applications. The company is a leading independent supplier of digital motion control systems for underground coal mining applications, including drives and wireless radio controls. It is a leading designer and manufacturer of variable frequency drives and radio remote controls for mining, with a proven track record for reliability and value in the mining industry with over 30 years of experience and over 10,000 mining drives in the field. Magnetek’s M-FORCE® line of Severe Duty AC Traction Drives are the optimal solution for a variety of mining applications including battery-operated mobile vehicles, locomotives, muckers, loaders and haulage equipment. Custom engineered solutions are available as well.last_img read more

Stop what youre doing and look at this rabbit in a wheelchair

first_img THE LIONHEAD rabbit arrived at the North Texas Rabbit Sanctuary with a broken back due to a household accident, and had both back legs amputated.She gets around on a custom made cart and manages just fine.The Haven of Hope centre at the NTRS has some other special needs rabbits on their books…JellybeanJellybean suffered injuries after he was taken from his home and abused. He suffered a broken back and eventually had two legs amputated.YouTube/Stewj34Dublin and SicilyEight-year-old Dublin is in full health, but acts as a kind of guide rabbit to Sicily, who’s blind in both eyes because of a tumour.You can read more about the rabbit at NTRS here>Stop what you’re doing and look at this dog and her wheelchair> Happy Friday, here’s a piglet in a wheelchair>last_img read more

Brexit beats Trumpism and throwing shade to be named word of the

first_img 12 Comments By Órla Ryan Image: Isabel Infantes EMPICS Entertainment Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 9,246 Views Nov 3rd 2016, 3:37 PM Thursday 3 Nov 2016, 3:37 PM Short URL Brexit beats Trumpism and throwing shade to be named ‘word of the year’ According to Collins, anyway. As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: ‘BREXIT’ HAS BEEN named as Collins’ word of the year.The dictionary publisher said use of ‘Brexit’ has increased by more than 3,400% so far this year, an “unheard of” increase.The word, of course referring to Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, saw off competition from ‘Trumpism’, ‘throw shade’ and ‘mic drop’, among others.Here’s what some of the other words and phrases on the list mean:Trumpism: The policies advocated by the US politician Donald Trump, especially those involving a rejection of the current political establishment and the vigorous pursuit of American national interests/a controversial or outrageous statement attributed to Donald Trump.Throw shade: To make a public show of contempt for someone or something, often in a subtle or non-verbal manner.Mic drop: A theatrical gesture in which a person drops (or imitates the action of dropping) a hand-held microphone to the ground as the finale to a speech or performance.Hygge: A concept, originating in Denmark, of creating cosy and convivial atmospheres that promote wellbeing.Sharenting: The habitual use of social media to share news, images, etc of one’s children.JOMO: Joy of missing out: pleasure gained from enjoying one’s current activities without worrying that other people are having more fun (yes, it is the opposite of FOMO).The full list can be read here.Read: ‘You’ll never work in this town again’: Mila Kunis reveals producer’s threat after refusing to pose semi-nakedRead: Do the 44% of Irish people who are single in their 30s suffer stigma? Pro-Brexit campaigner, and now UK Foreign Minister, Boris Johnson Image: Isabel Infantes EMPICS Entertainment Share8 Tweet Email Pro-Brexit campaigner, and now UK Foreign Minister, Boris Johnson last_img read more

Athens International Airport services alltime high of 241m passengers

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos has exceeded all expectations marking an overall increase of 11 per cent in passenger growth.The 2018 passenger traffic is a historic record for Greece, reports, sharing the first available data showing that a total of 24,135,736 passengers were transported through the Greek capital’s airport.The previous year’s traffic (2017), was also a record for the country, with domestic and foreign passengers reaching an all-time high of 21.73 million.Domestic passengers in 2018 reached 7,730,539, marking a 5.6 per cent increase, whereas international passengers hit 16,405,197 an increase that goes over 13.8 per cent.Seeing that the airport has almost doubled its traffic in the five year period between 2013 and 2018 going from 12.5 to 24.1 million passengers, talks about further expansion have resumed.Back in 30 September, the Greek state represented by the finance minister, the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) and the Athens International Airport had signed a contract for extension, agreeing to a privatisation programme of 483.87 million euros, which still awaits to be ratified by the Greek Parliament.According to the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) specifications, when airports reach 90 per cent of their total capacity, then their expansion plan has to commence.last_img read more

Les produits de décoration afficheront leur performance environnementale en 2012

first_imgLes produits de décoration afficheront leur performance environnementale en 2012Le 1er janvier 2012, les produits de construction et de décoration indiqueront leur performance environnementale. Cette décision, annoncée la semaine dernière par le ministère de l’Environnement, vise à aider les consommateurs à réduire la pollution de l’air de leur habitation. Le ministère de l’Environnement a annoncé qu’un arrêté paru au Journal officiel le 13 mai demanderait aux produits de décoration et de construction d’afficher leur performance environnementale à partir du 1er janvier 2012. Grâce à cet étiquetage, les Français devraient pouvoir plus facilement réduire la pollution de l’air à l’intérieur de leur foyer.À lire aussiCancer : définition, causes, types, qu’est-ce que c’est ?La nouvelle étiquette permettra de connaître la quantité de produits volatils contenus dans les différents matériaux. Comme dans le domaine de la consommation énergétique, un classement s’échelonnant de A+ à C (respectivement de très faibles émissions à fortes émissions) sera apposé et un schéma représentant  une maison enfumée permettra de repérer facilement la qualité environnementale du produit. Les produits concernés seront aussi bien les isolants, les revêtements de sol et les vernis que les colles et les adhésifs qui, tous, émettent des polluants tels que le toluène et le styrène. Ces formaldéhydes sont irritants et allergisants mais également potentiellement cancérigènes. Selon une étude de l’Observatoire de la qualité de l’air intérieur, 9% des logements français, en moyenne, présentent des concentrations élevées de ces polluants. Le 25 mai 2011 à 19:33 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Police Investigate shooting incident

first_img ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 1, 2017 – Providenciales – Detectives are investigating a shooting incident that left a 24 year old male of Jamaica with multiple gun-shot wounds about his body.Around 10:50pm last night (Tuesday 28th February 2017), Police responded to the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre where the victim was met, he told officers that while in Jacklyn Smith Yard off Venetian Road Providenciales, he heard a number of gun shots being fired. He then felt pain about his body and realized he was shot.  He was taken to the hospital where he remains in serious condition.  The location was visited and a crime scene was established.  Investigations are ongoing into this matter.If you have any information regarding this shooting, contact the police at Chalk Sound Police at 338-5901/941-8067 or contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-8477. The information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind you not to report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter page.Press Release: RTCIPF#MagneticMediaNews Related Items:#magneticmedianews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Recommended for youlast_img read more

South Beach driveby shooting injures 2 1 arrested on unrelated charges

first_imgsurveillance vid shows drive by shooting on Miami Beach. Woman and man hit. @MiamiBeachPD questioning person. @wsvn— Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) May 26, 2016 MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A drive-by shooting in South Beach sent a man and a woman to the hospital, Thursday morning. Police later arrested one man on unrelated charges.According to Miami Beach Police, just before 5 a.m., a call was issued to report shots fired in the area of Ninth Street and Collins Avenue.Surveillance video captured a silver Mercedes-Benz SUV parked on the side of the road. The woman and man in the SUV were then shot at by the alleged drive-by shooter in a white Toyota Corolla as bystanders on the street ducked and tried to hide.Footage from across the street showed a man and a woman running for shelter.Officials said they arrived and found no victims. Shortly after, they received a call concerning two victims with gunshot wounds at Mercy Hospital. Police said both victims drove themselves to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.Police later located the Corolla a few blocks away from the scene of the shooting. Witness Jeff Surprenant was recording with his cellphone. All of a sudden, from all different angles, all these cop cars surrounded the white vehicle,” he said. “They were yelling at him to get out of the car.”Police arrested 24-year-old Kareem Stuart for fleeing, driving with a suspended license and possessing marijuana. Investigators said the possibility of other charges will have to wait on ballistics and forensics investigation. The shooting took place next to the Sherbrooke Hotel. The hotel’s owner, Mitch Novick, told 7News he heard the shots. “Gunfire erupted, I ran to the window, I called the police,” he said. “I wish them the best, and I hope justice is served.”The shooting marks a violent start to Memorial Beach Weekend in South Beach. “It is unfortunate, because we’re traveling and we don’t want to come to shootings,” said one visitor. “No one thought it would begin like this.”If you have any information on this shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward. South Beach man with surv vid of drive by shooting has 12 yr old toy poodle named Maggie and old slot machines— Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) May 26, 2016 Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

PennWell Acquires Oil and Gas Event

first_imgPennWell already has a group of assets serving the oil and gas market, including its Oil & Gas and Offshore titles, and plans to align the PNEC event with these brands.”We were impressed by the quality of PNEC and the loyal following among major operators, independents, national oil and gas companies and technology companies which the Crouses have nurtured,” says PennWell president and CEO Robert Biolchini in a statement. “We intend to leverage PennWell’s publishing assets and the event expertise of our editorial staff of the Oil & Gas Journal, Offshore and Oil & Gas Financial Journal to preserve the standard of quality in conference content established by PNEC over the last 17 years.”PNEC’s May event this year attracted 580 attendees and included 30 exhibitors and 23 sponsors, says the company.The event will be managed by Mark Peters, vice president and group publishing director of PennWell’s oil and gas titles and events.PennWell has been making a series of targeted acquisitions over the last year. It acquired the public safety group from Elsevier last September, and early this year it bought two brands from Energy Central. B-to-b media company PennWell has acquired the Petroleum Network Education Conference from Philip P. Crouse & Associates, a Dallas-based company serving the oil and gas industry.Sale details were not released, but under terms of the deal PennWell will hire Cindy Crouse on a consulting basis to continue to run the event.PNEC serves the data and information management aspects of oil and gas production and exploration.last_img read more