UN official deplores killing of journalists in Libya

22 April 2011The head of the United Nations agency tasked with protecting the freedom of the press today deplored the deaths of two photojournalists, who were killed in a mortar attack while on a reporting mission in the Libyan city of Misrata two days ago. The head of the United Nations agency tasked with protecting the freedom of the press today deplored the deaths of two journalists, who were killed in a mortar attack while on a reporting mission in the Libyan city of Misrata two days ago.Irina Bokova, the Director General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), said filmmaker Tim Hetherington and photographer Chris Hondros, who died on Wednesday, had paid the ultimate price for their bravery and commitment to their profession.“Their deaths serve as a tragic reminder of the dangers of this profession, and, at the same time, the critical role of the media in providing accurate and timely information on events that impact on so many lives and influence the course of history,” said Ms. Bokova.Two other photojournalists, Guy Martin and Michael Christopher Brown, were seriously injured in the same attack.“I wish Guy Martin and Michael Christopher Brown a speedy and complete recovery from their injuries,” Ms. Bokova added.Mr. Hetherington, 40, was a seasoned filmmaker who contributed photographs to US magazine Vanity Fair. Restrepo is an acclaimed documentary film released last year about fighting in Afghanistan, which he directed with journalist Sebastian Junger had been nominated for an Academy Award. He held dual British and United States citizenship.Mr. Hondros, 41, an award-winning United States war photographer, worked for the photo news agency Getty Images. His pictures appeared in many magazines and newspapers, notably on the front page of the Washington Post on 20 April.The two men were covering the battle for Misrata in Libya, where opposition groups have taken up arms in a bid to oust Colonel Muammar al-Qadhafi, who has been in power for over four decades. read more

MS approves meeting between MR and Chief Ministers

The Chief Ministers are expected to push for unity in the SLFP at the meeting and will likely urge the former President to remain in the SLFP. (Colombo Gazette) President Maithripala Sirisena has approved a scheduled meeting between seven Chief Ministers from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.Sources said that President Sirisena wants the SLFP to be united and so he did not oppose the meeting scheduled to take place on Sunday.

Metsos new high speed MKIII primary gyratory ups the game in crushing

first_imgThe new Metso Superior MKIII the company says provides a significant performance leap in gyratory crushing. “Based on Metso’s industry leading crushing technology, the MKIII is the first high-speed primary gyratory crusher to deliver up to 30% higher capacity and 70% lower downtime in a comminution circuit.”“Our mining customers are facing increasing pressure to optimize capital expenses and improve the efficiency of their comminution circuit. With the new MKIII, we are addressing these challenges directly by offering peak performance and maximum throughput, while reducing the cost of primary stage infrastructure,” says Guillaume Lambert, Vice President, Mining Crushers at Metso.“Designed for the most demanding primary crushing conditions and with the new, patented SmartStation for optimised production, the Metso Superior MKIII brings whole new level of cost-effectiveness and reliability to operations. The MKIII is the first high speed primary gyratory crusher on the market, surpassing traditional primary gyratory crushers by up to 30% in speed, thus having a 30% higher capacity. The rotable top shell ensures safe maintenance and reduces downtime by up to 70%. In addition, the MKIII can be paired with the Metso Metrics solution for predictive maintenance and online asset management.”“The MKIII is the 3rd generation of our trusted primary crushing technology and it has been developed in close dialogue and cooperation with our customers. With the Superior MKIII, it is possible to use smaller machines to achieve the same highest-duty performance, making it the most capex-efficient technology on the market for the primary stage,” Lambert concludes.last_img read more

Tom Clonan In all our years attending Temple Street I have never

first_img Tom Clonan Tom Clonan: ‘In all our years attending Temple Street, I have never before seen so many sick children and parents’ There has been a steady, inexorable decline in Ireland’s health service over the past fifteen years, writes Dr Tom Clonan. Tuesday 7 Feb 2017, 8:00 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Security specialist and columnist, TheJournal.ie By Tom Clonan Feb 7th 2017, 8:00 PM http://jrnl.ie/3227900 65 Comments Short URL SIMON HARRIS SAYS he is ‘ashamed and heartbroken’.  After watching last night’s RTE Investigates documentary I too am heartbroken – and frightened.  I’m frightened most of all by Simon Harris’s shocking lack of insight into the inevitable outcome of his own party’s policies in government.  As a parent of a sick child, his statement of ‘shame’ reads like an alternative fact.I have four children.  Three boys and a girl.  One of my sons has a rare neuromuscular disease and is a wheelchair user.  The neuromuscular disease has attacked the motor function in his legs, arms, hands and fingers.  It has also compromised his eyesight.  Over his short life, Eoghan has undergone countless investigations, examinations and therapies at the hands of our frontline medical staff in the Central Remedial Clinic and Temple Street Children’s Hospital. Tom with his son EoghanThe HSE frontline staff that we interact with – from receptionists, to porters, to nurses, from clinical nurse specialists, to doctors and consultants – are, without exception, the most hardworking, caring and dedicated professionals you will ever meet.  In their interactions with Eoghan, from physiotherapy to occupational therapy, surgical review, neurology  – the seemingly endless range of specialties and disciplines required to manage his disease – the staff are gentle, kind, good-humoured and treat our son as best they can within the growing shortages of staff and resources that beset our health service.This is not the fault of frontline staffToday is Eoghan’s birthday.  He is fifteen years old.  Over the last fifteen years, we have seen a steady, inexorable decline in the staff numbers and resources available to Eoghan.  This deterioration in our health services accelerated dramatically around the time of the bank bailout,  where precious public funds were funneled away from health to service the €85 billion banking debt imposed upon us by successive governments and the Troika.Post-crash, the austerity policies pursued relentlessly by those in government have made things progressively worse.  I have written consistently in TheJournal.ie and elsewhere over the last number of years of the near total collapse in those vital therapies available to children such as Eoghan.In the last two years, Eoghan has developed a scoliotic curve to his spine.  At 15, it causes him some distress and some pain. At the time of writing he is not yet a candidate for surgery. In January, we had an appointment in Temple Street Hospital.  In all the years I have been attending the hospital, I have never before seen the sheer number of sick children and parents in attendance on that grey morning.  After circling the hospital several times in a desperate search for a parking space – a routine familiar to the parents of sick children – we eventually gained access to the ground floor outpatients department.  In a scene that was reminiscent of a hospital in the developing world, it was so crowded there that we had to enlist the assistance of a porter to clear a path through the press of humanity so that Eoghan’s wheelchair could pass by.  This, I repeat, is not the fault of frontline staff.Such overcrowding – like the homeless crisis and other crises throughout our public services –  is a symptomatic outcome of the policy decisions taken at cabinet since 2011 by Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Minister James Reilly, Minister Leo Varadkar and now, Minister Simon Harris.Who is to blame? Monday’s excellent documentary by RTE Investigates revealed the appalling plight confronted by tens of thousands of children and adults throughout the state who are on waiting lists for surgery.  The documentary revealed a health service that is chronically under-staffed and poorly resourced – leading to the most heartbreaking suffering endured, unnecessarily, by Irish children and adults alike.So – who is to blame?  Frontline medical professionals, doctors, nurses and their representative groups have been saying for over a decade what families like mine know – there are not enough doctors and nurses.  There are not enough beds in our hospital system.  The health service is short by about 2,000 beds.  The lack of medical staff and beds leads inevitably to the delays, deferred surgeries and human suffering highlighted by the national broadcaster last night.  It is not rocket science.However, the documentary also reveals that the figures around waiting lists have been manipulated in order to conceal the real problems within the health service.  In recent years, successive Irish governments – and in particular, their highly paid special advisors and a growing army of politically appointed spin doctors –  have led the way with ‘alternative facts’ and ‘fake news’ about our badly resourced public services.  Through hundreds – perhaps thousands – of expensive reports, reviews, investigations, action plans, and an endless cycle of press conferences, our Ministers and their apparatchiks have made a new rocket science of distorting the reality of their austerity policies.  Irish government spin doctors can probably claim the credit for being the first administration to create a post-factual public discourse.  They’ve trumped Trump himself.In this perverse alternative reality, Minister Harris has employed precisely the same rhetorical devices as his predecessor Leo Varadkar in order to deflect criticism and to evade responsibility for the crisis in our health services.The government should take responsibility for its actionsFirst of all, as was Minister Varadkar’s habit, Harris automatically seeks to blame the HSE.  ”It is about the HSE who are in charge of operations.  They are the ones responsible for delivering our health service”.  No, Minister Harris, that is not quite correct.  You as Minister may delegate authority to the HSE to run services – but you cannot delegate responsibility.  You are responsible for the crisis.As a parent of a sick child who is floundering in a failing health service,  Minister Harris’s assertions of heartbreak and shame ring hollow.  Like his predecessor Minister Varadkar, Harris mobilises the same glib, patronising and cynical language used by his Cabinet colleagues to distance himself from the crisis in health.  His remarks have a bizarrely detached quality to them, as though this foreseeable and predictable crisis were nothing to do with him, outside of his control and that of  his cabinet colleagues.  In his Kafka-esque world,  the Minister for Health is not actually responsible for Health, but is actually surprised and shocked by the inevitable consequences of his actions and those of his Cabinet colleagues.I have no doubt that in the coming days, the government’s special advisers and media advisers will place information and reports on the news agenda that will seek to shift the blame for the current crisis on the HSE – or their other favourite target – hard-pressed doctors and nurses.We saw this evening that Minister Harris announced a new operating theatre will open in April at Crumlin Children’s Hospital for the treatment of scoliosis, and a HSE action plan on scoliosis will be delivered by the end of this month.Whatever the shift in focus, I would make one simple appeal to Minister Harris.  I would ask him to make one simple decision that would redeem his failings in Health and mark an enduring and positive contribution to the health of our seriously ill children and young adults.  As a parent of a sick child, I would plead with Minister Harris not to locate the new children’s hospital on the cramped St James’s site.  I would ask him to locate it in the grounds of Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown.  If Minister Harris can get past his apparatchiks and advisors, he might hear the voice of reason.  It would be one silver lining to the debate prompted by RTE Investigates and might represent a glimmer of hope on an otherwise bleak horizon.Read more from Tom:Read: All signs suggest 2017 will bring more of these lone wolf terror attacksRead: What can we expect from President Trump’s defence policy? 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Facebook protège les données personnelles des utilisateurs

first_imgFacebook protège les données personnelles des utilisateursÉtats-unis – Facebook lutte contre l’insécurité en créant un nouveau conseil de sécurité, chargé de protéger et de gérer les données personnelles des utilisateurs.D’après le site Clubic, Facebook souhaite “renforcer la sécurité de ses utilisateurs”. C’est pourquoi une commission chargée d’identifier les problèmes liés à la divulgation des informations et données personnelles sur le réseau social vient d’être créée. Le site californien a décidé de se référer à cinq organisations chargées de mesurer l’impact des publications et de proposer des solutions adaptées à chaque problème rencontré. Le conseil va consulter enseignants, parents, enfants et juristes sous forme de questionnaires sur le site, afin de connaître les attentes et réactions de tous. Avant d’y répondre.Facebook ne s’est pas, pour l’instant, engagé officiellement en quoi que ce soit : cette enquête est menée à titre informatif, afin de mieux protéger le site. Comme le précise Clubic, le premier réseau social mondial insiste sur un point : “La sécurité est une priorité de Facebook et nous faisons en sorte de proposer un environnement dans lequel chacun peut communiquer sans crainte”. En effet, les quelque 400 millions d’utilisateurs actifs de la communauté Facebook doivent rester prudents et s’informer quant aux conséquences de la diffusion de leurs données.Le 15 avril 2010 à 10:31 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Fonte des glaces arctiques dès 2016 pour certains experts

first_imgFonte des glaces arctiques : dès 2016, pour certains expertsLors de la réunion annuelle de l’Union européenne pour les géosciences (EGU), des experts américains ont présenté les résultats donnés par leur modèle prédictif, prévoyant une disparition totale des glaces durant les étés arctiques à partir de 2016. Une date contestée, mais qui inquiète quand même.Le Dr Maslowski et ses collègues du Naval Postgraduate School de Monterey (Californie), qui avaient annoncé, en 2007, une probable fonte totale des glaces estivales de l’Arctique pour 2013, ont révisé leur copie : travaillant avec un nouveau modèle informatique, ils annoncent la date de… 2016. À plus ou moins 3 ans près. Le nouveau modèle est conçu pour reproduire les interactions du monde réel entre l’océan Arctique, l’atmosphère, la glace et les rivières apportant de l’eau douce dans la mer.À lire aussiUne scientifique compose la terrifiante musique du réchauffement climatique (Vidéo)”Maintenant, nous essayons d’être plus systématiques, et nous avons développé un modèle climatique régional de l’Arctique qui est très similaire aux modèles climatiques mondiaux utilisés par les experts du Groupe intergouvernemental d’experts sur l’évolution du climat (GIEC) pour leurs évaluations”, dit le Dr Maslowski.”Mais 2019, c’est seulement dans 8 ans, et il y a d’autres modélisations donnant plutôt 2040/2050, et je pencherais toujours pour cela. Je serais extrêmement surpris si cela se produisait en 2013 ; je ne serais pas totalement surpris si c’était 2019″, commente pour sa part le Dr Walt Meier, du Centre national américain de données  sur la neige et la glace, à Boulder (Colorado).Ces questions intéressent les gouvernements russe et canadien, qui envisagent les possibilités d’exploitation minière dans cette région, ainsi que l’armée américaine, inquiète de la perte, chaque été, d’une barrière naturelle au nord du pays. “Je ne veux pas être alarmiste, et ne cherche pas à dire ‘nous savons l’avenir car nous avons une boule de cristal’. Mais nous essayons de faire réaliser aux décideurs (…) qu’il y a une chance pour que la banquise d’été ait disparu d’ici la fin de la décennie”, conclut le Dr Maslowski.Le 8 avril 2011 à 12:55 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Première image de la carte NanoSIM du futur iPhone

first_imgPremière image de la carte Nano-SIM du futur iPhoneLe site The Verge a pu se procurer la première photo de la carte SIM, présentée par Apple aux opérateurs téléphoniques, qui s’insèrera dans les prochaines générations de produits de la firme à la pomme.L’iPhone 6 sera, en toute vraisemblance, beaucoup plus fin que ce que à quoi Apple nous a habitués. Le site The Verge a en effet pu se procurer une image de la carte SIM, présentée par la marque à la pomme aux opérateurs téléphoniques, un matériel encore plus petit que la micro-SIM. À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Cette Nano-SIM permettrait ainsi à la prochaine génération d’iPhone d’être également plus fin, à moins que cela signifie qu’Apple ait besoin de place pour tous les nouveaux composants. Néanmoins, la carte Nano-SIM n’entrera en fonction qu’en 2013, soit après la sortie de l’iPhone 5. C’est donc l’iPhone 6, et l’iPad de 4e (ou 5e) génération qui en bénéficieront…Sauf si Apple demande à accélérer l’introduction. Certaines rumeurs se verraient ainsi confortées.Le 9 mai 2012 à 15:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

EXCLUSIVE Former Argentina player is not happy about Libertadores in Madrid

first_imgFor Ruben “Ratón” Ayala, CONMEBOL’s decision to take the Copa Libertadores Final to Spain was not the correct oneFormer Atletico Madrid and Argentina national team forward Ruben “Ratón” Ayala is not happy that the Copa Libertadores Final will take place in Spain.The second leg of this match was postponed twice on November 24 and 25 after some River Plate fans attacked Boca Juniors’ bus.And then CONMEBOL decided it will be played outside Argentina, in Real Madrid’s house: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.“I didn’t like it,” Ayala told a Ronaldo.com reporter.“The reality is, this is a match that had to be played in River’s stadium or in Estadio Nacional [Uruguay] or in Palmeira’s stadium [Brazil].”River Plate v Boca Juniors - Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2018Match Preview: River Plate vs Boca Juniors Boro Tanchev – September 1, 2019 It is time for one of the most intense derby games in the world, as River Plate and Boca Juniors go head-to-head tonight at 22:00 (CET).“It is very complicated because playing in Madrid will be very difficult, at least this is what I think,” he explained.“I think Boca and River will play while frustrated. It was very bad that Madrid was chosen.”Former Atletico Madrid and Argentina national team forward Ruben “Ratón” Ayala is not happy that the Copa Libertadores Final will take place in Spain.What do you think about his reaction? pic.twitter.com/aNZyP4QMPB— Ronaldo.com (@ronaldocomint) December 5, 2018last_img read more

Creditspring gains living wage accreditation

first_imgPersonal finance organisation Creditspring has been accredited as a living wage employer by the Living Wage Foundation.The living wage accreditation confirms Creditspring’s commitment to pay both direct employees and third-party contractors at least the voluntary living wage rate.The living wage is an independently set hourly rate of pay that is calculated according to the basic cost of living. It is paid on a voluntary basis by employers and updated annually. Currently, the living wage rate is set at £8.45 an hour for employees across the UK, and £9.75 an hour for staff who work in London. The higher London living wage rate reflects the increased costs associated with living in the capital.The voluntary living wage is distinct from the statutory national living wage that is paid to employees aged 25 and over. The national living wage rate is currently set at £7.50 an hour.Neil Kadagathur (pictured), co-founder and chief executive officer at Creditspring, said: “We decided to become a Living Wage employer because [its] values and ideals perfectly match ours. We also believe that investing in our employees is the highest return investment we can get.”last_img read more

Pot Of Gold Fest To Feature Your Present Future Favorite HipHop Artists

first_img Facebook Fans will have to wait for another announcement to find out who will play Friday, opening day. The fest didn’t say when the lineup announcement would be made.The three-day festival will take place March 15-17 at the Phoenix Steel Indian School Park. The fest will also feature amusement rides and games, as well as an interactive art area.Want to attend the fest? You can buy your tickets here.What To Expect When You’re Expecting The 2019 GRAMMY Nominations Announcement Read more News Email Twitter center_img The three-day festival will take over Phoenix, Arizona in March 2019Jennifer VelezGRAMMYs Nov 28, 2018 – 5:58 pm Most of the lineup for Pot Of Gold Fest has been announced and looks like it will bring together some of the hottest  up-and-coming R&B and hip-hop artists to Phoenix, Arizona next March. So far, Lil Wayne will headline Saturday Cardi B, Jhene Aiko, Lil Baby, Tinashe, Young M.A., Doja Cat and Preme have been announced for Saturday’s bill. Post Malone headlines Sunday’s concert which will also feature Young Thug, Lil Pump, Ski Mask The Slump God, Young Dolph, Saint Jhn, Tyla Yaweh and Asian Doll. Pot Of Gold Fest Features Rising Hip-Hop Talent pot-gold-fest-feature-your-present-future-favorite-hip-hop-artists Pot Of Gold Fest To Feature Your Present & Future Favorite Hip-Hop Artists last_img read more

OBITUARY Glenn J Steeves III 65

first_imgMETHUEN, MA — Glenn J. Steeves III, 65, of Methuen, passed away suddenly on May 3, 2018. Born in Wilmington, Mass., on December 31, 1952, to the late Glenn J. Steeves and Jennie M. Davis. Glenn was a selfless and devoted family man, who had a love for life’s simpler pleasures. He enjoyed fishing, camping, and collecting many different things. Glenn worked as a custodian for Methuen High School for well over 20 years until his retirement. Glenn touched many lives in many different circles and he will fondly be cherished, loved and missed.Glenn is survived by his beloved daughter, Tiffany Schinas and her husband Alexander, of Leominster, Mass. He was the proud grandfather to his two cherished grandchildren, Julian and Aubrey. Glenn is also survived by his two brothers, John Steeves of Lawrence, and Gerald Steeves of Andover. He is also survived by his three sisters, Maureen Steeves of Hudson, N.H., Helen Steeves of Nashua, N.H., and Chara Ruggiero of Ashland, N.H. Glenn is also survived by his beloved companion of many years, his dog, Reese.Visitation for Glenn was held on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, 233 Lawrence, Street, Methuen. Friends and family are cordially invited to attend. A funeral service was held at the conclusion of calling hours at the funeral home. To honor Glenn’s wishes, interment will be privately held. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Glenn’s name to the Nevin’s MSPCA, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844. To leave an online condolence, please visit http://www.Pollardfuneralhome.com.(NOTE: The above obituary is from Pollard Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Keith A.J. Sullivan, 38In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Eric D. Steeves, 46In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Marie J. (Ciampa) Cummings, 81In “Obituaries”last_img read more

Indian Railway Budget 201213 at a Glance

first_imgRailway Minister Dinesh Trivedi presented a bold and ambitious Railway Budget 2012-13 in Parliament, giving importance to passengers’ safety, security and amenities. Here is the Railway Budget at a glance:Railway Budget presented by Dinesh Trivedi seeks to raise investment in modernization and upgradation of rail infrastructure. It gives very high priority to rail safety and security. Passenger fares have been increased marginally.  He proposed a Budget with highest ever plan outlay of Rs. 60,100 crore, out of which Rs. 6,872 crore would be spent for new railway lines and significant funds for passengers safety, security and amenities. In this Budget, the Railway Minister focused on five important fields – Safety; Consolidation; Decongestion & Capacity Augmentation; Modernization; and to bring down the Operating Ratio from 95% to 84.9% in 2012-13.   The Railway Minister proposes to increase passenger fare by 2 paise per km for suburban and ordinary second class; 3 paise per km for mail/express second class; 5 paise per km for sleeper class; 10 paise per km for AC Chair Car, AC 3 tier and First Class; 15 paise per km for AC 2 tier and 30 paise per km for AC I.  The fares will be rounded off to the next nearest five rupees and the minimum fares and platform tickets to be increased to Rs. 5 from Rs.3.  In the Railway Budget, the Minister proposed 75 new Express trains, 21 new passenger services, 9 DEMU services and 8 MEMU services. Shri Trivedi also announced the extension of the 39 trains; increase in the frequency of 23 trains; 75 additional services to run in Mumbai suburban; 44 new suburban services to be introduced in Kolkata area; 50 new services to be introduced in Kolkata Metro; and 18 additional services to be run in Chennai area.  The Railway Budget also provides for 50% concession in fare in AC-2, AC-3, Chair Car & Sleeper classes to patients suffering from ‘Aplastic Anaemia’ and ‘Sickle Cell Anaemia’. It also provides for extending the facility of travel by Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains to Arjuna Awardees. The travel distance under ‘Izzat Scheme’ has also been increased from 100 kms to 150 kms.  Proposing highest ever plan outlay for the Railway Budget, the Railway Minister said that it will be financed through Gross Budgetary Support (GBS) of Rs 24,000 crore; Railway Safety Fund of Rs 2,000 crore; internal resources  of Rs 18,050 crore; and Extra Budgetary Resources of Rs 16,050 crore, which includes market borrowing of Rs 15,000 crore through IRFC.  The Railway Budget provides for 725 km new lines; 700 km doubling; 800 km gauge conversion and 1,100 km electrification. Rs 6,872 crore have been provided for new lines; Rs 3,393 crore for doubling; Rs 1,950 crore for gauge conversation and Rs 828 crore have been provided for electrification.  The Railway Budget 2012-13 lays emphasis on safety and security of the passengers. Trivedi said that drawing from the recommendations of the Anil Kakodkar and Sam Pitroda Committees, he has chosen five focus areas namely: Track; Bridges; Signalling & Telecommunication; Rolling Stock; and Stations and Freight Terminals. Under this a Railway Safety Authority has been proposed as statutory regulatory body; Missions will be created to implement the modernization programme; and setting up of a Railway Tariff Regulatory Authority is to be considered. Two new Board Members (Safety/Research and PPP/Marketing) are to be inducted.  Trivedi also announced the setting up of a Rail-Road Grade Separation Corporation to eliminate level crossings. Three ‘Safety Villages’ proposed to set up at Bengaluru, Kharagpur and Lucknow for skill development for disaster management. The Railway Minister also announced that an Indian Railway Station Development Corporation would be set up to redevelop stations through PPP mode. He also announced that a Logistics Corporation will be set up for development & management of existing railway goods sheds and multi-modal logistics parks. A National High Speed Rail Authority is also to be set-up.  Highlighting the efforts being made to improve the amenities and to provide better experience to the passengers at stations, the Railway Minister said that 929 stations will be upgraded as Adarsh Stations including 84 stations proposed in 2012-13. Specially designed coaches for differently-abled persons will be provided in each Mail/Express trains. RPF helpline will be integrated with the All India Passenger Helpline. SMS on passenger mobile phone in case of e-ticket will be accepted as proof of valid reservation.Satellite based real time train information system (SIMRAN) will be introduced to provide train running information to passengers through SMS, internet, etc. On board passenger displays indicating next halt station and expected arrival time will be introduced. 321 escalators will be installed at important stations of which 50 will be commissioned in 2012-13. Regional cuisine will be introduced at affordable rates.The Railway Minister also announced launching of ‘Book-a-meal’ scheme to provide multiple choice of meals through SMS or email. Coin/currency operated ticket vending machines will be introduced during 2012-13. Rail Bandhu on-board magazines will be distributed on Rajdhanis, Shatabdis and Duronto trains. The Railway Budget 2012-13 also proposes setting up of AC Executive lounges at important stations.  The Railway Minister announced that pre-feasibility studies on six high speed corridors have already been completed and study on Delhi-Jaipur-Ajmer-Jodhpur will be taken up in 2012-13.  Announcing the measures for the welfare of railway employees, the Minister proposed a wellness programme for railway staff at their work places; ensuring proper rest for skilled and technical staff including the running crew; and institution of ‘Rail Khel Ratna’ Award for 10 rail sports-persons every year.  Caring for the environment, the Railway Minister announced the introduction of a ‘Green Train’ to run through the pristine forests of North Bengal; 200 remote railway stations will be set up as ‘green energy stations’ powered entirely by solar energy; solar lighting system will be provided at 1,000 manned level crossing gates;  2,500 coaches will be equipped with bio toilets. Trivedi also announced setting up of 72 MW capacity windmill plants in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.  The Minister said that during 2011-12 the railways recruited over 80,000 persons to fill up various vacancies; now he proposes to recruit over one lakh persons during 2012-13 so that backlog of SC/ST/OBC and other categories will be wiped off.  The Minister announced that freight loading during 2012-13 is expected to be 1,025 MT which will be 55 MT more than 2011-12. The passenger growth during the year is pegged at 5.4%.last_img read more

PM leaves New York for home

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh Hasina addresses the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, USA on 27 September. Photo: PIDPrime minister Sheikh Hasina left New York Saturday evening for London en route home wrapping up her weeklong official visit to the United States to attend the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).A British Airways flight carrying the premier and her entourage members departed from John F Kennedy International Airport for London at 7:30pm local time (BDST 6.20am on Sunday), reports BSS.Bangladesh ambassador to the USA Mohammad Ziauddin and Bangladesh ambassador and permanent representative to the UN Masud Bin Momen saw the premier off at the airport.The flight is scheduled to reach Heathrow International Airport in London at 7:45am local time.After making an over 10-hour stopover in the British capital, the prime minister will leave London for home at 6:20pm local time (BDST 11.20pm tonight) by a VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines.The flight is scheduled to reach Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 9:25am (BDST) on Monday.The prime minister addressed the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly at the UN Headquarters in New York on 27 September and had a meeting with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres the same day.On the sidelines of the UNGA, she held bilateral meetings with Dutch Queen Maxima and Estonian president Kersti Kaljulaid, while US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on her.The Bangladesh premier attended a Welcome Reception hosted by US president Donald Trump.On the sidelines of the UNGA, she joined a number of high-level events onRohingya crisis, cyber security, peacekeeping, women empowerment, girl education and world drug problem.Sheikh Hasina joined a luncheon and roundtable arranged by the US Chamber of Commerce.During the UNGA, the prime minister received two international awards. The awards are ‘International Achievement Award’ of Inter Press Service (IPS), a global news agency, and ‘Special Distinction Award for Outstanding Leadership’ of Global Hope Coalition, a network of three not-for-profit foundations based in New York, Zurich and Hong Kong.She also attended a civic reception accorded to her by expatriates Bangladeshis living in the USA and addressed a press conference about the outcome of her participation in the 73rd UNGA.last_img read more

Whitlock The NBA is a sideshow league

first_imgJason Whitlock is in for Colin:The NBA is a sideshow leagueWhitlock didn’t waste any time going in on pretty much everyone today. He started by nuking the current NBA and the recent trend of storylines driven by off-court news more than the actual games.He called it a “sideshow league” and blames the NBA’s shift to what he called an AAU of basketball and the overwhelming imbalance of power that lies with the players.“The NBA has become a league of constant bitching and moaning.”Charles Oakley’s MSG arrest is on himCharles Oakley’s ejection and arrest at MSG created international headlines. Most in the media were quick to paint James Dolan as the villain in the scenario. It’s easy to do because Dolan is entirely unlikable and probably the worst owner in professional sports.Whitlock thinks Oakley is the one who is at fault for the incident. He cited anecdotes chronicling Oakley’s history as a bully, and Dolan’s right as an owner to have people removed from his building as he sees fit, especially if he perceives a threat. He believes people who are taking this opportunity to portray Oakley as some gentle giant are disingenuous.“He’s a bully. He bullies people. This is what happens to bullies when people of higher authority get tired of them.”Nike’s ‘equality’ ad is a total fraudNike recently began running an ad about equality and Whitlock thinks it’s completely bogus. The ad portrays the sports as a unique place that beyond the boundaries of societal discrimination, and where everyone is equal.  He thinks the idea that everyone on a basketball court is LeBron James’ equal is asinine, because he’s generationally unequal to every other human being on the hardwood.He also thinks the idea that Nike is now in the business of taking principled social stands is laughable. He pointed out that the timing of the ad also coincides with the new president’s reversal of the TPP trade partnership, and the potential for the Swoosh’s bottom line being affected.The most transparent evidence that the ad campaign is a fraud is the inclusion of Tiger Woods, who has never taken a principled stand on any social issue in two decades.Guests:Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Insider is in-studio to discuss Whitlock’s take that the NBA is a side show league; if there’s too much emphasis on off-the-court drama; why he disagrees with Whitlock that the MSG mess was Charles Oakley’s fault; and why he thinks sitting courtside with James Dolan is a bad look for Latrell Sprewell and Larry Johnson.Jim Jackson – FS1 NBA Analyst is in-studio to explain why he disagrees with Whitlock’s take that the NBA is a side show league; why comparing the NBA’s success to the NFL is apples and oranges; why the NBA is usually the first league to speak out on social issues; and why the Durant/Westbrook rivalry will continue to be promoted to pump ratings.last_img read more

Alto Flutes System Market Size Historical Growth Analysis Opportunities and Forecast

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Major road shut due to accident in South Cheshire town

first_imgDriver named following fatal collision Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page. And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Police search for missing woman Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA major road in a South Cheshire town is shut tonight following a collision. Inrix, the traffic data company, reports the A533 Old Mill Road in Sandbach is closed southbound due to an accident from Crewe Road to A534 (Old Mill roundabout). The collision was first reported shortly before 11pm this evening (Wednesday March 6). We have no further information on this accident at this stage. We will bring you an update when one becomes available. center_img Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Punter found hiding in bushes The affected stretch of road (Image: Inrix)last_img read more

Agents can win a week at Breathless Riviera Cancun with Sunquest

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Home Ministry relaxes the departure card facility for Indians travelling abroad

first_imgIn a recent bid to ease the hassle for Indians travelling abroad, the Union Ministry has declared to drop the departure cards form mandate from July 1, 2017. However, those leaving the country through rail, seaport and land immigration check posts will still have to fill embarkation cards.The form generally requires Indians to fill in details like name, date of birth, passport number, address in India, flight number and date of boarding on the departure card. The customs department had earlier also done away with the need for Indians to fill a form declaring they were not carrying dutiable goods. These measures are aimed at reducing the time taken to clear immigration formalities.last_img

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