Arsenal target Perisic requests transfer from Inter

first_imgIvan Perisic was left on the bench for Inter’s Serie A encounter with Torino on Sunday after club CEO Giuseppe Marotta confirmed that the Arsenal target has requested to leave the club.Inter have reportedly rejected a loan offer made for the 29-year-old by the Gunners, whose boss Unai Emery has already confirmed he will only be able to sign players on a temporary basis in January.But a potential move for Perisic may have edged closer, with Luciano Spalletti having left the Croatia international out of his starting XI for Sunday’s 1-0 defeat at Torino Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar 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? Perisic starred at Russia 2018 as Croatia made it to their first World Cup final, but his form for Inter has tailed off, with the former Wolfsburg star having netted just three goals across 25 appearances in all competitions so far this campaign.Spalletti hinted in his pre-match news conference that a deal could be done, but Inter’s head coach told Sky Italia that the price must be right.”It’s a player that has been talked about because everyone values him as much as we do, and if anyone wants to buy him they will need to pay him good money because we rate him a lot,” he said.It nows seems that deal for the winger is even closer after Marotta told Sky Italia that Perisic has requested to leave the club.”Perisic has asked to be sold and we have to try to satisfy him by respecting the value of assets,” he said.”No concrete offers have arrived yet but we have to understand and meet him. If he stays with us we will try to give him the chance to get to the end of the year.”Following the match, Spalletti suggested that he could be frozen out at San Siro no matter what happens in the rest of the window.”Players can say what they want, but they are owned by clubs and to give them away needs someone to buy them,” the coach said to Sky.”If he does not want to play, he will stay out. There are no problems. When you think you can’t make a help, you can do it staying out”.It therefore it seems likely that should Arsenal sign Perisic it would have to be on a permanent deal, something which could scupper any proposed move.The Gunners have also been linked with loans for Barcelona’s Denis Suarez and Paris Saint-Germain’s Christopher Nkunku.Should any of the above sign for Arsenal they will join an injury-ravaged squad.Unai Emery is without key defenders Laurent Koscielny, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Hector Bellerin, and it has therefore also been reported he may attempt to bring in some defensive cover before the window closes on Thursday.last_img read more

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Précautions à prendre pour réduire les risques dincendie

first_imgLe commissaire des incendies de la province rappelle aux Néo-Écossais d’être très prudents avec des flammes nues et autres sources de chaleur pendant une panne d’électricité. Voici des conseils qui vous aideront à déterminer les risques possibles pour la sécurité : — Utilisation de chandelles : L’utilisation de chandelles n’est pas recommandée, mais si vous devez les utiliser, assurez-vous qu’elles sont dans un contenant approprié, c’est-à-dire un contenant non combustible plus grand que la chandelle. Assurez-vous de garder un espace d’au moins un demi-mètre (deux pieds) entre la chandelle et tout autre objet. Éteignez toutes les chandelles avant de quitter la pièce. — Appareils portatifs : Utilisez le combustible approprié dans les appareils portatifs tels que les réchauds Coleman ou les lampes à l’huile. Il est extrêmement dangereux d’utiliser un autre type de combustible. Les réchauds au propane ou de camping ne doivent être utilisés qu’à l’extérieur. Les appareils de chauffage autonomes créent du monoxyde de carbone. Assurez-vous qu’ils sont utilisés dans des pièces bien aérées et qu’ils sont installés sur une surface plane et dure afin de les empêcher de basculer. Ces appareils ne doivent pas être laissés sans surveillance. Si vous utilisez un appareil de chauffage au kérosène portable et non raccordé, il est essentiel d’ouvrir une fenêtre d’au moins un pouce ou de garder une porte entrouverte afin d’assurer une ventilation appropriée, particulièrement si la pièce mesure moins de 14 mètres carrés (150 pieds carrés). — Rallonges électriques : Ne tentez pas d’utiliser une rallonge électrique d’une maison qui n’est pas touchée par la panne d’électricité à une maison sans électricité. Il s’agit d’un risque d’incendie électrique pour les deux maisons et d’un danger pour les équipes de techniciens. — Génératrices : Les génératrices doivent être utilisées dans des endroits bien aérés, à l’extérieur, et loin des portes, des fenêtres et autres ouvertures afin d’éviter que la fumée d’échappement pénètre dans la maison. Les génératrices doivent être certifiées et reliées au système électrique de la maison par un électricien en construction. Elles doivent être utilisées pour alimenter l’équipement tel que les lumières, les appareils de chauffage électriques portatifs et les pompes à eau, ou tout autre équipement qui peut être branché directement à la génératrice. — Détecteurs de fumée : Assurez-vous que les détecteurs de fumée, les détecteurs de monoxyde de carbone et les alarmes contiennent des piles neuves et qu’ils fonctionnent bien. N’oubliez pas que les dispositifs électriques ne fonctionneront pas lors d’une panne d’électricité. — Appareils électroménagers : Assurez-vous que les fours et autres appareils de chauffage sont éteints. Lorsque l’électricité est rétablie, un four ou autre dispositif de chauffage peut causer un incendie s’il est laissé sans surveillance. Comme toujours, composez le 911 en cas d’urgence. -30-last_img read more

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Did Asmaa Boujbar really join NASA as a fullfledged employee

first_imgCasablanca- News that Moroccan Asmaa Boujibar was hired by NASA went viral in recent days, with countless news outlets reporting on it and thousands of people sharing it on social media. MWN also reported it, though we noted that Asmaa Boujibar’s name does not appear on NASA’s website as an official employee.  In our quest for accuracy, we were curious to know for sure if Asmaa Boujibar had joined NASA.After a thorough search, we can confirm that the news reported by Moroccan media was not accurate.A source from Washington D.C told MWN that Boujibar is not an employee at the American space agency, but is rather a “potential” post-doctorate intern. According to the same source, she is expected to start an internship with NASA this September, but “she is not formally accepted yet.”The same source noted that Asmaa would be an intern and not a full employee, one of the more than 300 post docs that NASA receives from around the world every year.However, in an interview with news website Medias24, Boujibar said that she was “the first Moroccan woman to join NASA.”Boujibar also told Medias24 that she only needed to obtain her doctorate to be fully qualified to join NASA.“I haven’t signed my employment contract yet, because I still have to finish my doctorate research,” said Boujibar.“At NASA, I will work on the chemical evolution of planets,” she added.The 27-year-old Moroccan researcher, who is from northern Morocco, is the daughter of a Moroccan architect, and a Tunisian mother. Asmaa Boujibar studied at Université Blaise Pascal – Clermont-Ferrand II in France.She obtained her master’s degree in 2010, after working on a thesis entitled “Study of chemical equilibrium between mantle and core in the context of the formation of terrestrial planets.”Edited by Jessica Rohan© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

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EasyJet to Launch GlasgowMarrakech Route in October

Marrakech- The low-cost airline EasyJet will launch in October a new route connecting Glasgow (Scotland) to Marrakech-Menara Airport.The new route, to be inaugurated on October 29, will be flying three times a week, airport sources said.This is the first route between Marrakech and a Scottish city, and the 14th route operated by EasyJet departing and arriving to Marrakech-Menara International Airport. EasyJet operates regular flights to Marrakech from Bristol, Stansted, Manchester, Basel-Mulhouse, Berlin-Schonefeld, Bordeaux, Geneva, Lyon, Milan-Malpensa, Nice, Paris-CDG and Toulouse. read more

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Ban taps UNICEF research director for violence against children post

1 May 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Marta Santos Pais of Portugal, who has over 25 years of experience working on human rights issues, as his Special Representative on Violence Against Children, his spokesperson announced today. “This appointment was made following the recommendation included in the UN Secretary-General’s Study on Violence Against Children,” Marie Okabe told reporters in New York.The 2006 Study provided an understanding of the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of different forms of violence against children (physical, psychological, and sexual), taking into account five main settings in which violence takes place – the family, schools, care and residential institutions as well as detention facilities and prisons, in work situations, and in communities and on the streets.The General Assembly, in a resolution adopted in 2007, requested the Secretary-General to appoint for a period of three years a Special Representative on Violence Against Children, who will act as “a high-profile and independent global advocate to promote the prevention and elimination of all forms of violence against children in all regions.”Since 2001, Ms. Santos Pais has been Director of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Innocenti Research Centre, founded to raise global understanding of children’s rights and promote the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in both industrialized and developing countries. She brings to her new post almost 30 years of experience in human rights law, including her role in the drafting of the CRC and, more recently, its two Optional Protocols. read more

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US stocks fall again joining worldwide selloff on tariffs

NEW YORK — The worldwide sell-off in financial markets came back around to the United States Friday, and stock indexes fell in morning trading as traders continue to take cover following President Trump’s latest escalation in his trade war with China.The S&P 500’s drop of 0.9%, as of 10:13 a.m. Eastern Time, was more modest than for indexes in Europe and Asia, many of which lost more than 2%. But it adds to steeper losses from the day before, when Trump announced 10% tariffs on all the Chinese imports that haven’t already been hit with tariffs of 25%.The fear is that the escalating trade war will drag the U.S. economy into recession for the first time in a decade. China on Friday threatened “necessary countermeasures” if the United States goes ahead with the planned tariffs.The U.S. economy is still growing, but weakness abroad and the trade war are slowing it. Friday’s U.S. jobs report underscored that, showing that hiring dropped to 164,000 in July. The unemployment rate remained at 3.7%, close to a half-century low.Many traders are hoping the Federal Reserve will come to the market’s rescue and cut interest rates repeatedly to support the economy. Traders see low rates as steroids for stocks and other risky investments because they make bonds less attractive in comparison.The Fed cut rates on Wednesday for the first time in a decade, and Chairman Jerome Powell cited “trade policy uncertainty” as a major reason for it. But he stopped short of promising a long cycle of rate cuts, which left investors disappointed and Trump tweeting that “as usual, Powell let us down.”Investors now say there’s nearly a 90% probability that the Fed will cut rates again at its next meeting in September, up from a roughly 50% probability Wednesday afternoon. Friday’s jobs report was close to economists’ expectations, and analysts said that it shouldn’t alter the Fed’s path much on its own.“The jobs report looked good today, but a rapidly shifting context and growing uncertainties cloud its meaning,” said Rick Rieder, chief investment officer of global fixed income at BlackRock.The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 217 points, or 0.8%, at 26,366, and the Nasdaq composite fell 1.3%. The S&P 500 was on track for its fifth straight loss and its worst weekly performance of the year.Treasury yields were mixed, and the 10-year yield fell to 1.88% from 1.89% late Thursday. It’s close to its lowest point since Trump’s 2016 election. The two-year yield rose to 1.73% from 1.71%.Markets abroad sold off more heavily in their first opportunity to trade following Trump’s tariff tweet. In Europe, France’s CAC 40 lost 3.1%, and Germany’s DAX dropped 2.8%. The FTSE 100 in London fell 2.1%. In Asia, Japan’s Nikkei 225 index sank 2.1%, the Hang Seng in Hong Kong lost 2.3% and South Korea’s Kospi dropped 1%.Benchmark U.S. crude oil rose $1.77, or 3.3%, to $55.72 to recover about a third of its plunge from the day before. Brent crude, the international standard, gained $2.14 to $62.64.Gold continued to climb as investors looked for safety. It rose $18.20, or 1.7%, to $1,450.60 per ounce.Stan Choe, The Associated Press read more

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SecretaryGeneral to attend IberoAmerican summit in Uruguay

He is also expected to have bilateral meetings with various leaders, including the President of Uruguay, Dr. Tabaré Vázquez, before returning to New York over the weekend, the spokesman’s office reported.The summit, which Mr. Annan has addressed in previous years, is a forum for “political harmonization” among 21 Ibero-American countries – including Portugal, Spain and all the Hispano-Luso-American nations – which have a total population of over 489 million.At last year’s summit Mr. Annan thanked Spain and Portugal for their commitment to double official development assistance by 2008 and reach the 0.7 per cent of GDP target by 2015. read more

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A list of the top 20 primetime programs in the Nielsen ratings

A list of the top 20 prime-time programs in the Nielsen ratings for Sept. 7-13 by The Associated Press Posted Sep 15, 2015 3:37 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 15, 2015 at 4:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Sept. 7-13. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership.1. NFL Football: Pittsburgh at New England, NBC, 27.4 million.2. NFL Football: N.Y. Giants at Dallas, NBC, 26.77 million.3. “NFL Pregame Show” (Thursday), NBC, 20.99 million.4. “NFL Pregame Show” (Sunday), NBC, 20.03 million.5. “Football Night in America” (Sunday, 7:57 p.m.), NBC, 14.89 million.6. “NFL Today Post-Game Show,” CBS, 14.31 million.7. “NFL Opening Kickoff Show,” NBC, 12.56 million.8. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 11.46 million.9. College Football: Ohio St. vs. Virginia Tech, ESPN, 10.59 million.10. “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 10.53 million.11. “Football Night in America” (Sunday, 7:30 p.m.), NBC, 9.89 million.12. “America’s Got Talent” (Wednesday), NBC, 9.46 million.13. “NCIS,” CBS, 8.42 million.14. College Football: Oregon at Michigan St., ABC, 7.9 million.15. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 7.68 million.16. “Fear the Walking Dead,” AMC, 7.19 million.17. “Miss America,” ABC, 7.1 million.18. “College Football Post-Game Show” (Monday), ESPN, 7.07 million.19. “Big Brother” (Sunday), CBS, 7.02 million.20. “Big Brother” (Wednesday), CBS, 6.56 million.___ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co.; CBS is a division of CBS Corp.; Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox; NBC is owned by NBC Universal. read more

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Baseball Ohio State looking for surprise in Arizona against pair of heavyweight

Ohio State redshirt senior first baseman Zach Ratcliff at bat during the Scarlet and Gray World Series in October 2016. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsThe past weekend was a tale of two halves for the Ohio State baseball team. They combined for 21 runs in the two victories, only to falter in their final two games with a combined four runs. Now looking ahead to the Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge, OSU (2-2) will have to find the bats again if it hopes to have success against No. 5 Oregon State (4-0) and the reigning Pac-12 champion Utah Utes (2-1) in Surprise, Arizona.Despite the daunting task ahead of the Buckeyes, OSU coach Greg Beals said he’s excited to lead the team to the Grand Canyon State for the first time in 20 years and play some high-quality competition.“We’re heading out to Arizona for the first time — site of Spring Training, we’re going out and playing in a Spring Training facility. Excited for that to take our guys to a Major League complex,” Beals said. “To play teams from the Pac-12, that west-coast style baseball, I think it’s important for us to see different styles and have to be prepared to compete against a different style of baseball.”Scouting Oregon StateEntering the season, expectations were high for an Oregon State team that showed a lot of promise last season, finishing 35-19 (16-14 Pac-12). The NCAA’s consensus rankings placed the Beavers as the No. 6 team in the country. After an undefeated opening weekend, they have risen in the rankings.Pitching was the strength of this team last season and it appears this will be their backbone once again. In the first series, the Beavers’ pitching staff had surrendered a total of six runs (only three earned) with 37 total strikeouts, only 11 walks and 23 hits (.177 opponents’ batting average).Oregon State’s offense does not stand out, but can score runs when necessary. The team owns a collective .270 batting average with 22 runs scored, two home runs and three stolen bases so far on the season. Beals knows that Oregon State operates under a different style of play and that if the Buckeyes are going to come away with a win, they will have to force the Beavers to play a higher-scoring game. “They’re going to play a smaller game that they like to bunt, to run and they really emphasize their pitching and defense and play lower-scoring games is their ideal way of playing out there,” Beals said. “Our goal is to shape the game where we can get out and score some runs and force them — if we can get out a couple runs — force them to have to play for more than just one run at a time”Ratcliff emerging as power threat in final collegiate seasonRedshirt senior designated hitter Zach Ratcliff has never registered more than 100 at-bats in a single season for the Buckeyes and, prior to the weekend, he had never hit more than two home runs in a single season. After just the first weekend, he has already matched that single-season home run total. In last Saturday’s game against Delaware, Ratcliff blasted two home runs — one in the second inning and another in the fourth.Ratcliff has been given an opportunity to serve as the regular designated hitter for OSU in his final season of eligibility and, so far, has been making the most of it. He attributes his newfound success in large part to the work he put in over the summer with Beals and assistant coach Matt Angle.“This summer — when we got back to work with coach Angle, coach Beals — we kind of tore my swing down and worked from the ground up and made a few adjustments, just to kind of simplify everything,” Ratcliff said. “It’s obviously paying off early so, hopefully, I can keep things rolling.”OSU will face Utah on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. ET and Saturday with games against Oregon State coming on Friday and Sunday. read more

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Gardaí appeal for information after woman allegedly sexually assaulted by three men

first_img Share88 Tweet Email By Paul Hosford Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article The Aldi store in Clane. Updated Jun 12th 2018, 7:29 PM GARDAÍ IN KILDARE are investigating an alleged sexual assault on a woman early this morning.The alleged attack took place around 1.30am in Clane.The attack happened near the Aldi store on the Millicent Road in the early hours of this morning.Between 1am and 1.30am the woman, in her early 20s, was walking home on Millicent Road when she was assaulted by three men.Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen anything unusual on Millicent Road or who can assist them to contact them at Naas Garda station on 045 – 884300, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station. Jun 12th 2018, 2:59 PM Gardaí appeal for information after woman allegedly sexually assaulted by three men The alleged attack took place around 1.30am in Clane. http://jrnl.ie/4066805 center_img The Aldi store in Clane. Image: Google Maps 41,513 Views Image: Google Maps 26 Comments Tuesday 12 Jun 2018, 7:29 PM Short URLlast_img read more

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Emilys family grateful to the community

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram It’s been almost a month since ‘Neos Kosmos’ wrote about 16-year-old Emily Karakatsanis and the extreme health challenges she faces, and the Greek community has rushed to her support. Through three different fundraisers, friends, family and complete strangers have managed to raise $44,500 to fund her trip to the US, where she is hoping to get the treatment she needs. “I want to thank everyone who has helped our Emily so far, from the bottom of my heart”,  her mother, Lauren Karakatsanis, tells Neos Kosmos. “We have put all our hopes to science and this hope is generated by our love for our daughter and the support of all those people who understand what we are going through and assist us in our efforts to cure Emily”. Diagnosed with two rare diseases, Idiopathic HyperEosinophilic Syndrome together with a myriad of other features, including postural tachycardia, Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, Raynaud’s Phenomenon, Bechets Disease, chronic fatigue, vasculitis and fibromyalgia, to name a few, the year 11 Brighton Secondary College student has been going in a out of hospitals for a long time. So far, her frail immune system rejects any kind of treatment, including chemotherapy; the family has exhausted all options available in Australia and have sought consultation from leading specialists in Europe and the United States. At the moment, several research teams study this rare case at the acclaimed Mayo Clinic and the National Institute of Health in Washington, with little progress. Specialists are hopeful that they have come up with a drug and symptoms management plan that could prove to be effective, but this treatment requires for the young woman to spend up to six months in the US. The overall cost is estimatet to be more than $80,000, which puts a lot of stress on the desperate family which is under dire financial strain.  This is their last resort; if no treatment works, then Emily is going to die of vital organ failure. A couple of weeks ago, friendd and family held a fundraising event, ‘My Big Fat Greek High Tea’, supported by ‘Neos Kosmos’ and other community organizations, raising $23.069, while another fundraiser brought in $19.000. Moreover, last week, one of our former colleagues at ‘Neos Kosmos’, Matina Panagiotopoulos, held a party for her 80th birthday celebration. Touched by Emily’s story, she asked friends to donate money for the girl, instead of spending on birthday presents, thus raising $2,500. Overall, $44,500 have been raised so far, covering for more than half of the treatment expenses, but there is still a long way to go. Anyone wishing to make a contribution is welcome to donate to:Account Name: Emily Desiree Boardman KarakatsanisBSB: 193 879Account Number: 432263584 Bank of MelbourneOr go to the webpage: GoFundMe.com/hope4emilymedicallast_img read more

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Navy Leverages Value of Prime San Diego Real Estate to Obtain New

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The developer of a $1.4 billion, once-in-a-lifetime project to transform eight blocks of San Diego’s waterfront expects to break ground this fall, starting with a new state-of-the-art headquarters for Navy Region Southwest and other Navy tenants being built through a public-private venture originally conceived more than 30 years ago. In return for a 373,000-square-foot headquarters at no out-of-pocket cost, the Navy granted the Manchester Financial Group a 99-year lease for the remaining seven parcels of the 15-acre Navy Broadway Complex, a site it has occupied since the 1920s. The developer’s master plan totals 2.9 million square feet and, in addition to the Navy’s 17-story office building, includes a five-star boutique hotel, a 1,140-room convention hotel and 1.1 million square feet of Class A office space, along with retail and other amenities.A case study of the redevelopment project, since named Manchester Pacific Gateway, will be featured as one of six “Innovators” at next week’s Installation Innovation 2018 in San Diego. For more information about the Forum and to register, visit the IIF website.U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eva-Marie Ramsaran/Releasedlast_img read more

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Tahsildars suspension mere eyewash Sarwath

first_imgHyderabad: Responding to Tahsildar’s suspension for his alleged inaction against encroachment of a lake in Asif Nagar, green activists held that without proper restoration of the lake, this would be completely considered an eyewash. The department may have initiated action, but no action was initiated by the authorities concerned to change the ground situation. Also Read – Parts of Hyderabad witness heavy rainfall Advertise With Us Speaking to The Hans India, Dr Lubna Sarwath, ex-convener SOUL (Save Our Urban Lakes) who raised alarm alleging encroachment of the Devuni Kunat lake about a month ago, described the suspension of an official from the revenue department as nothing less than an eye-wash, as nothing concrete ‘on ground’ was during the last one month, despite promises from the higher officials like Joint Collector. Also Read – Two Urban forest parks inaugurated in Hyderabad Advertise With Us “We have been representing the matter for several days, but this action of suspending an official has not cleared the air of doubt over future of the water body. Higher-ups like Collector remain out of bounds and inaccessible to speak to get a clear picture, as to what the department’s next step would be,” she said. While questioning the commitment in restoring the lake, she said that if the authorities were serious enough, they would have strongly contested the claims of the private individuals over the lake in High Court. “Suspension of official is secondary, the restoration of lakes should be primary thing the Collectorate should have done,” she added. Advertise With Us The Congress leader, Osman Al Hajri who along with CPI leaders also took up the issue also expressed similar views as ‘suspension order’ could be an attempt to dilute the issue. “How can water bodies be a private land, the department’s concerned should clear the air of doubt over its action on official and inaction on the ground,” he said. On July 22, suspension orders of V Ravi Kumar, Tahsildar (Asifnagar) were issued in view of High Court’s observation which pointed out that there was ‘inconsistency’ in the stand of the Tahsildar, as to the status of the land. “On the one hand, he says that it is a temple land and on the other hand he says that it is a surplus land,” the Court noted. It may be mentioned here that The Hans India, ran a series of stories over the Devuni kunta issue in June. On Tuesday, CPI(M) demanded that the State government take necessary measures to protect Devuni Kunta tank, from encroachments. The party secretary M Srinivas said the party has demanded that the government take action against the revenue officials who were involved in the encroachment of Devuni Kunta lands. “The District Collector has issued orders suspending local Tahasildar on Monday, he said. However, no action was taken against the persons who were involved in the encroachments and kingpins behind it, he lamented.last_img read more

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Post370 Helmet maker Steelbird plans to set up manufacturing unit in JK

first_img Big Kashmir move? Modi govt proposes to revoke Article 370 Steelbird that has already invested Rs 150 crore in setting up various manufacturing plants at Baddi, Himachal Pradesh, is now planning to increase the company’s production to 44,500 helmets a day, and seeks to replicate their success story in the Valley as well. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/1:13Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:12?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Steelbirdsteelbirdhelmet.comA day after the controversial Article 35A granting special status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir was scrapped by the Government of India, helmet manufacturing giant Steelbird Hi-Tech India offered to set up a manufacturing unit in the bifurcated space.The company welcomed the government’s historic move of revoking the article as they believe that this bill will help limelight an industrial revolution in the Kashmir Valley. The aim is also to offer more employment to the citizens.According to a PTI report, Subhash Kapur, chairman of Steelbird Helmets expressed his joy citing that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah’s move to abolish Article 370 was much awaited. This move will be including the valley in the country’s collective growth. Range of helmet designssteelbirdhelmet.comSince the beginning with the implementation of Article 35A and Article 370, business expansion and economic growth of the state has been confined to inside the borders. The new move will kickstart the revolution of various companies tying up with local players to build a wider and healthy ecosystem. The company also plans to come up with a manufacturing outlet before the investor summit, scheduled in October 2019 mentioned Kapur. Barbed wire is seen laid on a deserted road during restrictions in Srinagar on August 5, 2019.ReutersMeanwhile, the valley’s manufacturing progress in agriculture and handicrafts which had always remained its core capacities would also find a place in the general economy. Kapur hopes that the decision will allow the businesses to operate freely under the same rules in the valley. Closelast_img read more

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Houston ISD Shares Lessons Learned From Harvey

first_img Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /00:48 X Share Record levels of rain and a massive amount of flooding led Houston ISD into a situation that tested the limits of their disaster preparedness plans, administrators say. The storm delayed start times for schools by weeks.Now that Houston’s schools are back in session, technology administrators are sharing what they learned from the storm. Just before Hurricane Irma hit Miami, HISD gave administrators there some advice, and the district is now working with schools across the country. Their plan starts with a simple step. Before Harvey hit, HISD sent out an email to staff asking them to unplug their computers and move them off the ground. Lenny Schad is HISD’s chief technology officer. He says that email was a part of plan that got their network back up within days after the storm.“Luckily from a technology perspective, we fared the storm very well,” Schad said.Getting the district ready again meant getting the school’s network back up — a task that took a few hundred volunteers from the Houston IT community.“When you unplug a facility you’re bringing down all the connections,” said Umesh Verma of Houston-based cyber-security firm Blue Lance. In a network like HISD’s where some of the hardware is aging, bringing the network online again is not a simple task.Verma helped organize the volunteer effort. He says many Houston-area technology companies jumped on the opportunity to help. “We got the kids back in school. That was the most important thing we could have done as a community.”While volunteers began the IT end of the recovery effort, the district got some tips from FEMA — little things they didn’t think of, like having rubber boots on hand or taking pictures with time-stamps. “We were kind of learning it as we were going, and through conversations with them,” Schad said, referring to FEMA.Schad says the district’s experience during Harvey has left them better prepared for future events. last_img read more

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Kobe Unfazed by Injury Concerns While Dominating at Rucker Park After 2002

first_imgThe sports media debate machine is raging over Zion Williamson, and if he should shut it down at Duke and wait for the NBA, or finish out the season if he’s 100% healthy. The obvious concern for those advocating that he sit is that he could cost himself millions if he is seriously injured while playing for free, but there is evidence of big time ballers not worrying about getting hurt while not getting paid.In the summer of 2002, fresh off the Lakers three-peat, Kobe Bryant was at the top of the basketball world. That didn’t stop him from accepting an invitation to run at the legendary Rucker Park in New York and going into full Mamba mode. Injuries, schminjuries.If Zion continuing to play for another month in college has your heart racing, the sight of Kobe taking on all comers on the blacktop, in the rain, might take you out. Kobe doesn’t care for your injury concerns.last_img read more

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Charlie Hunnam has given himself a very revealing nickname

first_imgCharlie Hunnam has revealed a lot about himself in an interview where he was asked to give himself a nickname.The Queer as Folk and Sons of Anarchy star made the comments in an interview while promoting his new film King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. “You take a unique physical characteristic to you, plus the first name of your dad,” the Demand Entertainment interviewer said.Responding quickly, Hunnam said: “I’d be 12-inch cock Billy.”Addressing a question that he was going to cool off working out and give up his rippling muscles, Hunnam added: “It’s a visual medium, so it’s quite handy to be able to be found attractive on screen.”Continuing: “But as an actor, you always want to be taken seriously and try and balance that out with a certain level of substance.”“As long as you can do the best of both worlds, then maybe I’ll keep the abs for another couple of roles.”Watch the interview below:[embedded content]Hunnam earlier this year said he is up for a reunion series of Queer as Folk, nearly 20 years after the original show aired.The pioneering Channel 4 series, created by Doctor Who screenwriter Russell T Davies, chronicled the lives of three gay men living in Manchester’s gay village.The show, which starred Aidan Gillen, Craig Kelly and Charlie Hunnam, ran for just ten episodes but won a huge cult LGBT following, and even sparked a US remake.Speaking to The Sun, Hunnam – who has since gone on to star in blockbusters Pacific Rim and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword – revealed he’d love to get the gang back together. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) He said: “I’d be game for a reunion. It’s a long time ago, I’m an old b****rd now — that was 20 years ago.”The actor added: “When I’m back in England, people still recognise me as Nathan.“It was the beginning of my career, so I have very fond memories of it.“I’m very proud of being a part of that show. I’m very happy when people bring it up.“I’m just surprised because it was so long ago.”He also expressed gratitude to Aidan Gillen, who also stars in upcoming film King Arthur.Hunnam continued: “I always felt like I owed him a grand debt of gratitude. I really thanked him for the impact he had on me. He thought I was mad but I felt it deeply.”Queer of Folk had a semi-sequel in 2015, when Russell T Davies penned LGBT-focused shows Cucumber and Banana.Like Queer as Folk, Cucumber and Banana were set in Manchester – and a link between the shows was confirmed when Queer as Folk character Hazel Tyler (Denise Black) made a surprise appearance as a ghost.The US version of the show has also been rumoured for a comeback.Speaking at an event to celebrate ten years since the US show ended, showrunners Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman signalled their interest in bringing it back to screens.Peter Paige – who appeared as Emmett Honeycutt on the US series – also said he’d “love” the chance for the show to come back.He said: “We were all serious. We’d love to do it. It’s not our choice, you know what I mean?“There are other powers that be that control that material and have to put up the millions and millions of dollars and have to decide if that’s the business model they want to engage in at any given time.“It’s amazing to think 10 years after we ended, the show is still being found and still circulating around the world. It’s just incredible.”Of course, revivals are in vogue right now.Will & Grace is returning to screens later this year after more than a decade away.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… This is what my straight, male friends think about Adam RipponThis gay Republican leader says Trump is more pro-LGBT than ObamaDuncan James shares cute story of how he came out to Geri Halliwell after dating herPINK NEWS-last_img read more

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AHA NSW Accommodation Awards For Excellence Winners List

first_imgSource = AHA (NSW) The Hilton Sydney scooped the pool at the 14th Annual AHA (NSW) Accommodation Awards For Excellence last night, winning seven awards in the Hotel Achievement and People Award categories.Sheraton on the Park also won four awards – including the coveted induction into the Hall of Fame for Function Venue of the Year, while the Shangri-La Hotel Sydney won the prestigious Deluxe Hotel Accommodation of the year Award.More than 450 political, business and community leaders – including NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell – filled the ballroom at the Westin, Sydney for the glittering Awards Ceremony.A total of 32 awards were presented to winners from a field of more than 140 finalists. AHA (NSW) Accommodation Division Chair Peter Tudehope said the industry had excelled itself on its night of nights.“To see so many political and business leaders out in force supporting our accommodation industry is an achievement in itself,” he said. “There’s no doubt the annual AHA (NSW) Accommodation Awards For Excellence is the highlight of the industry’s social calendar – we can see from the high quality of all the finalists that the accommodation industry is the real winner here. “I would like to congratulate all winners in each of the categories – they really are world-class venues staffed by the best in the business.”Key winners include: · Hilton Sydney: Seven Awards including Outstanding Achievement in Training, Apprentice/Trainee Employee of the Year (Carol Nazha), Chef of the Year (Gary Johnson) and Employee Excellence in Service (Mamdoh Kiriakos).· Sheraton on the Park: Four Awards including Hall of Fame Function Venue of the Year, Occupational Health and Safety Hotel of the Year and Front of House Employee of the Year (Evan Burns).· Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Sydney: Two Awards including Restaurant of the Year (Bilson’s) and Housekeeper of the Year (Maureen Jolowicz).· Bayview Boulevard Sydney: Outstanding Community Service and Achievement.· Hunter Valley Steakhouse, Mercure Hunter Valley: Regional Restaurant of the Year.· Loxley, Bellbird Hill: Hall of Fame Inductee: Regional Mid-Range Accommodation Hotel of the Year.· Four Points by Sheraton: Superior Hotel Accommodation of the Year.· Lillianfels Blue Mountains Resort and Spa: Regional Deluxe Hotel Accommodation of the Year.AHA (NSW) CEO Sally Fielke said the Awards night gala capped off a big year for the accommodation industry.“We have seen a new Board chairman elected in Peter Tudehope as well as the establishment of Tourism Accommodation Australia – the nation’s peak accommodation body.“There are great things ahead for the industry and I think we can see that by the calibre of tonight’s winners.”*A full list of AHA (NSW) Accommodation Awards for Excellence 2011 Winners to follow*last_img read more

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Jetstar adds NZ capacity

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Qantas’ low-cost subsidiary, Jetstar has announced the introduction of a ninth aircraft to its New Zealand fleet to help service an additional 36 weekly return flights to the country’s three largest cities. Announced this morning, the carrier said additional flights were in response to customer demand and would see the airline add up to 50,000 extra seats across its domestic and trans-Tasman network as well as introduce a ninth A320 aircraft in the region from15 November this year.Additional services will include 20 extra weekly return flights between Auckland and Wellington as well as seven extra weekly return services between Auckland and Christchurch and between Wellington and Christchurch.Trans-Tasman flights will also get a boost with four direct flights for Melbourne and Queenstown services and three more Sydney to Queenstown flights.Jetstar Australia and New Zealand chief executive David Hall said the move reaffirmed the airline’s commitment to New Zealand and will help contribute to the local tourism industry.“There will also be new jobs for over 50 Kiwis including pilots, cabin crew and ground crew in our New Zealand team over the coming months as we prepare for the ninth aircraft.”Although the new schedule will deliver 131,000 additional flights to Christchurch, it will also see the cancellation of five weekly services between the city and Queenstown as well as one less flight per week between Christchurch and the Gold Coast and Melbourne.See below for a complete summary of increased capacity commencing 15 November:  Queenstown – Christchurch Market exit of 5 flights pw Melbourne – Queenstown Up to 4 return flights per week (increase of 33 per cent or + 1 flight pw) Auckland – Christchurch Up to 43 return flights per week (increase of 19 per cent or + 7 flights pw) Melbourne – Christchurch 7 per week (decrease of  12 per cent or –1 flight pw) ROUTE NEW FREQUENCY center_img Sydney – Queenstown Up to 3 per week (increase of 50 per cent or + 1 flight pw) Jetstar CEO David Hall moves a ninth aircraft to NZ Gold Coast – Christchurch 3 per week (decrease of 25 per cent or – 1 flight pw) Auckland – Wellington Up to 60 return flights per week (increase of 50 per cent or + 20 flights pw) Wellington – Christchurch Up to 21 return flights per week (increase of 50 per cent or + 7 flights pw) last_img read more

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