Over 1000 feared killed in Mozambique storm

first_imgBeira (Mozambique): More than a thousand people are feared to have died in a cyclone that smashed into Mozambique last week, while scores were killed and more than 200 are missing in neighbouring Zimbabwe. The city of Beira in central Mozambique bore Cyclone Idai’s full wrath on Thursday before the storm barrelled on to neighbouring Zimbabwe, unleashing fierce winds and flash floods and washing away roads and houses. “For the moment we have registered 84 deaths officially, but when we flew over the area… this morning to understand what’s going on, everything indicates that we could register more than 1,000 deaths,” Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi said in a nationwide address. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”This is a real humanitarian disaster,” he said. “More than 100,000 people are in danger”. Survivors have taken refuge in trees while awaiting help, the president added. Aerial photographs released by a Christian non-profit organisation, the Mission Aviation Fellowship, showed groups of people stuck on rooftops with flood waters up to window level. “The scale of damage… (in) Beira is massive and horrifying”, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said. Ninety per cent of the city of some 530,000 people and its surrounding area has been “damaged or destroyed,” it said in a statement. “The situation is terrible. The scale of devastation is enormous,” the IFRC’s Jamie LeSueur said.last_img read more

Fee hike by pvt schools has no relation to 7th CPC for

first_imgNEW DELHI: Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday asserted that unjustified fee hike by some private schools has nothing to do with the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission for the teachers working in private schools. “A false impression has been sought to be created by vested interests that the Delhi government is against the implementation of the seventh pay Commission, which is completely baseless,” he said. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderHe also said that many private schools in Delhi attempted to arbitrarily revise the fee structure citing the implementation of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission on salaries of teachers and other employees. “Delhi government, through a circular issued on April 13, 2018, had restrained private unaided schools built on government land from hiking tuition fees without the approval of the Directorate of Education,” he said. The education minister said that the circular directed the private schools to meet the additional financial resources required to implement the seventh pay commission recommendations from their surplus without hiking the fees. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”The reasons behind this restriction are two-fold, first these schools are situated in the land allotted by DDA and therefore bearing certain societal obligations and secondly the government is against the exploitation of parents and students due to the higher fee structure. As per the law of the land, converting educational institutions to profitable entities is illegal”, he said. There are 325 private schools situated in the government land allotted by DDA. Out of these 260 schools had applied for fees hike, but 32 schools withdrew their applications. During an audit of accounts, it was found that nearly 150 schools had sufficient surplus to implement seventh Pay Commission and were therefore denied permission to hike the fees. Rest of the applications are under the process. The minister also said that the details will be submitted in the court. He said, “there are schools with an excess surplus of even up-to Rs 40 crore after factoring the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission on salaries of teachers and other employees. There are cases reported that schools inflating the expenditure on record by showing farce purchases and Annual Maintainance Contracts.” He also said that the Delhi government recognizes the important role of the private schools in education in Delhi. The government is against extortion from the parents by the private schools in the name of fees, he said. Also he pointed out the irony in hiring extremely expensive lawyers using the fees collected from the students to fight against the legitimate interests of the students.last_img read more

Preparations begin for UN peacekeeping mission in Burundi

With Burundians scheduled to go to the polls by 31 October, “it is my intention to immediately begin planning and preparations for a United Nations peacekeeping mission,” Mr. Annan writes in a letter addressed to the President of the Security Council released today. Last month, the Secretary-General recommended in a report that the Council should expand the UN’s role in Burundi to provide the support necessary for consolidating the peace process, which began with the signing in 2000 of the Arusha Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation. He proposed that the African Union’s Africa Mission in Burundi (AMIB) and the existing UN Office in Burundi (UNOB) form the core of the military and civilian components, respectively, of a UN peacekeeping mission in the country. Responding in writing to Mr. Annan’s letter, Council President Gunter Pleuger of Germany approved the proposal, noting that it will be carried out without prejudice to a future decision on establishing a UN force in Burundi. read more

Fiat Chrysler avoids strike after reaching new tentative agreement with United Auto

by Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press Posted Oct 7, 2015 10:32 pm MDT Last Updated Oct 8, 2015 at 7:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Fiat Chrysler avoids strike after reaching new tentative agreement with United Auto Workers DETROIT – Fiat Chrysler has avoided an expensive strike at its U.S. plants after reaching a tentative labour agreement with the United Auto Workers union.UAW announced the agreement just after 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, which was the deadline the union had set to reach a new deal or possibly go on strike.The Italian-American automaker confirmed it had reached a new tentative agreement with the union but said in a statement that the company cannot discuss the specifics because the deal is subject to member ratification. A spokeswoman declined further comment.UAW, which represents around 40,000 FCA factory workers at 23 U.S. plants, said in a post on its website that its bargaining committee had “secured significant gains.”Local union leaders will vote on the proposed deal Friday at a meeting in Detroit. If the leaders approve the tentative agreement, UAW will release details and the ratification process will begin, a UAW spokesman said.This is the second tentative agreement FCA and the union have reached. Last week, UAW members overwhelmingly rejected a previous proposal, saying it didn’t go far enough in restoring benefits workers lost in previous contracts. Union workers made concessions in recent years to help struggling automakers return to health. But now that the companies are making money, members want a bigger share.The deal rejected last week included pay raises, the potential for increased profit sharing and a $3,000 signing bonus. But members are seeking an end to the current two-tier pay structure, more specific guarantees of new vehicles for U.S. factories and a return of cost-of-living pay raises.UAW’s four-year contracts with FCA, Ford and General Motors expired on Sept. 14, but workers remained on the job under a contract extension. The union said in September it had chosen FCA as its target company in the negotiations; usually the first deal reached serves as a basic template for the other two companies.When they kicked off contract talks in July, both UAW President Dennis Williams and FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne said they would consider it a personal failure if they can’t reach an agreement and workers strike.FCA workers haven’t gone on strike since 2007, and such a move would have been expensive for the company. A weeklong strike could have cost as much as $1.7 billion in revenue and $35 million in net income, according to Sean McAlinden, chief economist for the Michigan-based Center for Automotive Research.___Associated Press writer Tom Krisher contributed to this report. read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,257.97, up 66.01 points):Element Fleet Management Corp. (TSX:EFN). Financial Services. Down 21 cents, or 2.17 per cent, to $9.48 on 9.1 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up three cents, or 1.17 per cent, to $2.60 on 4.9 million shares.Asanko Gold Inc. (TSX:AKG). Miner. Unchanged at $1.11 on 4.1 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Up 47 cents, or 3.97 per cent, to $12.30 on 3.7 million shares.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Up 40 cents, or 3.95 per cent, to $10.53 on 3.5 million shares.B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Down seven cents, or 2.24 per cent, to $3.05 on 3.4 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Second Cup Ltd. (TSX:SCU). Restaurants. Up 37 cents, or 15.74 per cent, to $2.72 on 103,374 shares. The Mississauga, Ont.-based coffee chain says during its second quarter it had a 0.7 per cent increase in same-store sales — a key retail metric measuring sales at locations open for at least a year. That marks its first positive quarter since the fourth quarter of 2015. It trimmed its net losses to $315,000 or two cents per share from $441,000 or three cents per share in the same period a year ago. Revenue was down to $6.2 million from $7.8 million, though it had 13 fewer cafes than it did last year. Most actively traded companies on the TSX by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 4, 2017 2:38 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 4, 2017 at 3:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Skipper Brathwaite thrilled by Windies professionalism

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBrathwaite can’t repeat World T20 heroics every time – BrowneFebruary 27, 2017In “latest news”West Indies cricket 2016: 3 steps forward, 3 steps backDecember 27, 2016In “Sports”Brathwaite hoping to take positives from disappointing second T20 showingNovember 7, 2018In “Sports” (CMC) West Indies captain Carlos Brathwaite has praised his side’s professionalism, after they trounced Afghanistan by seven wickets in Monday’s final Twenty20 International and complete a 3-0 series whitewash.Carlos BrathwaiteEntering the series as heavy favourites to beat the ICC Associate nation, West Indies imposed their superiority to reduce each of the three games to a no-contest as they pulled off convincing victories in each.The gulf between the two teams was especially evident in the final game as right-hander Marlon Samuels produced a stroke-filled career-best unbeaten 89 as the Windies easily chased down 147 to win by seven wickets.“Marlon showed his experience, showed his class and he brought us home and the manner in which he did it was very, very clinical and it is very pleasing,” Brathwaite said.“You talk about being professional … and when you have teams on the back foot about keeping them there and that’s exactly what we did … so it’s very, very pleasing to come away three-nil.”He continued: “It would have been very easy to take a foot off the pedal and take this game for granted, lose the game, win the series 2-1 and be happy, but the professionalism shown today was very commendable, very admirable and kudos to my team for bringing home the series in a whitewash.”Opting to bat first, Afghanistan posted the highest total of the series and when Chadwick Walton fell to the second delivery of the run chase without a run on the board, the Windies faced a challenging time.But Samuels arrived to see off the Afghan challenging with a stroke-filled innings, that ensured there was no upset.“The pitch was a lot better for batting than the first two games so we had to make some minor adjustments,” Brathwaite explained.“They got up to a score that we think if we had executed our skills a little better we could have got them for 10 runs less but nevertheless the score was on the board, it was manageable and going into the half-time break, I asked that one of the batters raise their hand, not only get a score but get a big score and come not out in a winning cause.”Brathwaite, however, reserved special praise for his bowlers who he said were superb throughout the series in keeping Afghanistan’s dangerous batsmen under tight rein.“The bowling performance and the consistency, that is something we asked for so that one box was ticked,” he said.“We (bowlers) did very well against Pakistan [in the recent series], we continually kept them down to 130 and as a bowling unit we strived to replicate what we did in that series.“I don’t want to single out one moment of brilliance because those moments of brilliance don’t come unless there is a solid base and I think that throughout the three games, bowlers put the team on that solid footing … which made the moments of brilliance actually brilliant.” read more

After visa changes Australia is making it harder to become a citizen

first_img Image: EMPICS Sport By Paul Hosford Image: EMPICS Sport Apr 20th 2017, 8:21 AM AUSTRALIA IS TO make it harder to become a citizen, days after tightening visa rules.Canberra this week announced it would axe the 457 temporary work visa, which entitles people to work in the country for up to four years once an employer sponsors them.Today, the country’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced changes to the citizenship test, which nearly 4,000 Irish people passed last year alone. That number was just over 900 in 2009.The moves came against a background of growing populist pressure and a resurgence of the anti-immigration One Nation party led by Pauline Hanson.“We’re defined by commitment to common values, political values, the rule of law, democracy, freedom, mutual respect, equality for men and women,” Turnbull told reporters.“These fundamental values are what make us Australian. Our citizenship process should reflect that.”The changes include: competent English, belief in gender equality and a four-year qualification period.Candidates for citizenship will be required to be permanent residents for four years against the current one-year period.They will also need to demonstrate a job record and how they have integrated into the local community.Some 114,109 people sat the Australian citizenship test in 2014-15, with 112,474 passing it, according to the latest immigration figures.With AFP reportingRead: Australia to axe the 457 temporary work visa 64 Comments After visa changes, Australia is making it harder to become a citizen Last year, nearly 4,000 Irish people became citizens. 21,151 Views Thursday 20 Apr 2017, 8:21 AM http://jrnl.ie/3348516 Short URL Share Tweet Email12 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Liveris for Canberra

first_imgOne of the most successful Greek Australian international businessmen might be considering a career change and returning back to Australia. Andrew Liveris, the CEO of American based Dow Chemical, a $62 billion company has told Australian media that he is considering entering politics after his job is done at Dow. Speaking to The Australian Financial Review from Switzerland at the World Economic Forum, Liveris says he has always had a strong interest in public policy and would consider a job in Australian politics. “I’m very interested in the intersection between business and government,” he said to journalist John Kehoe. “I would have to do it at the right moment, at the right time.” Liveris is no stranger to politics, having been an advisor to former President Bill Clinton and is the co-chairman of President Barak Obama’s advanced manufacturing partnership and chairman of the US Business council. If he chooses to enter Australian politics it could be through two outlets, via an American post or through preselection, possibly in his home town, Darwin. “My wife and I are very Australian and we are going to come a live in Sydney after my Dow Retirement,” Mr Liveris said. He has be an advocate for government intervention to give local manufacturers better access to Australia’s low-cost energy reserves, including gas. He is would like to see the Abbott Government create more flexible manufacturing policy that will see Australia making the most of it’s resources at home. “Australia has an abundance of fuels but chooses not to use some of them to its own advantage,” he says. “The free market is not how that works with things that are difficult to move around, such as gas.” Currently Australia sell its gas reserves to the global export market and does not offer a cheaper rate to local companies. Mr Liveris is also a proud Hellene and is the founder of The Hellenic Initiative, a group that is seeking to help Greece out of its economic woes by promoting investment and offering resources to the country. In 2013, the Initiative donated $1 million to five non-profit organizations in Greece offering support. Source: Australian Financial Review Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Nintendo NX launches December 31 for 450 according to UK retailer

first_img NX Revealed as the Nintendo SwitchNintendo orders 10 million NX consoles Even if Nintendo isn’t saying anything, we all know that the Nintendo NX is arriving in March 2017. We don’t know exactly what it is (a Wii U replacement or a hybrid also replacing the 3DS), and we don’t know how much it will cost, but it definitely won’t arrive before March. However, UK supermarket chain Tesco thinks it knows better.A page has appeared on Tesco’s website stating that the Nintendo NX Wii U (yes, they really have called it that) will release on December 31, 2016. It also had a price set at £349.99 ($450) when it first appeared, but that price has since been removed. Unfortunately, there is no image of the NX accompanying the listing.So why would such a page be made live by a major UK retailer when we know the NX isn’t arriving until March? The most likely explanation is it’s a mistake, but it could be related to a Nintendo pre-order campaign.Although I wouldn’t be surprised to see Nintendo wait until after Christmas now to talk about the NX, they could still announce the system in the next month or two. If they do, then pre-orders may go live as we head into 2017. Every retailer will want a piece of that, especially if the NX proves popular.Image courtesy of EurogamerFor now we should just treat this as a mistake on Tesco’s part. However, the fact the price has been removed but the product listing remains live could prove telling. Something may actually be happening on December 31st, but what? Stay on targetlast_img read more

A closer look a magnesium shows very small samples are much more

first_img More information: Bo-Yu Liu et al. Large plasticity in magnesium mediated by pyramidal dislocations, Science (2019). DOI: 10.1126/science.aaw2843 Citation: A closer look a magnesium shows very small samples are much more ductile than thought (2019, July 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-07-closer-magnesium-small-samples-ductile.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further Making lighter vehicles with magnesium alloys Journal information: Sciencecenter_img A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in China and the U.S. has found that very small samples of magnesium are much more ductile than thought. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their study of the metal using an electron microscope and what they found. Gwénaëlle Proust, with the University of Sydney, has published a Perspective piece on the work done by the team in the same journal issue. © 2019 Science X Network As engineers around the world look for ways to make more efficient cars, planes and other vehicles, they are studying new, lighter materials. One such material, magnesium, is interesting because it is just as strong as aluminum, but 35 percent lighter. Up until now, the metal has rarely been used because it is too difficult to process into parts. It is also much less resistant to corrosion. Still, interest in the metal persists—many in the field believe it is only a matter of finding the right elements to mix with it. In this new effort, the researchers report that they have found very small samples of magnesium are more ductile than previously thought.The reason that magnesium is less amenable to conformity than other bendable metals is because of the way its atoms arrange themselves. Atoms such as aluminum are arranged in a cubic structure, which makes it relatively easy to make desired deformities. Magnesium atoms, in sharp contrast, are arranged in a hexagonal pattern. Prior research has shown that when a metal such as aluminum is deformed at room temperature, atoms are displaced along a line in the crystal allowing for dislocations in multiple ways. With magnesium, the possibilities are more limited. To better understand those limitations, the researchers used electron microscopy mechanical testing techniques on a micron-sized sample of magnesium. The technique allowed them to see exactly what happened while applying sheer forces at the atomic level and at room temperature.The researchers report that the crystal showed surprising ductility—they were able to force dislocations along two planes, something not seen in larger samples. They plan to keep working with the metal to see if they can find a way to force similar dislocations in larger samples—possibly paving their way for use in real-world applications. In situ TEM compression test showing that dislocation slip is responsible for the plastic deformation of an Mg single-crystal pillar under c-axis compression. (A) Hexagonal unit cell showing the loading orientation. (B) Stress-strain curve. (C) Snapshots showing an increase in dislocation density during compression. The dark-field TEM observation is conducted under a two-beam condition. Credit: Science (2019). DOI: 10.1126/science.aaw2843last_img read more

A Performer like no Other – How Andy Kaufman turned Network TV

first_imgFor legendary comedian Andy Kaufman, life was a performance. A simple skit or funny character wasn’t enough for the envelope-pushing performer, who was best known for playing surreal out-of-towner Latka Gravas in the sitcom Taxi. His humor was showcased on comedy institution Saturday Night Live, where audiences got a flavor of his disruptive style. Kaufman didn’t just shatter conventions — he ground them up and made them into jewelry.The cast of the TV series Taxi (clockwise from top: Tony Danza, Randall Carver, Andy Kaufman, Danny DeVito, Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway and Marilu Henner) pose for a portrait in 1979 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Harry Langdon/Getty ImagesA 2016 Mental Floss article described the kind of situation people found themselves in if they watched Kaufman doing his thing on stage. “Many crowds had streamed into comedy clubs only to endure Kaufman napping in a sleeping bag,” it wrote.Or, even more bafflingly, “reading earnestly from The Great Gatsby, threatening to start all over again if they interrupted.”SNL didn’t appreciate his freewheeling approach of going off-script. However ABC’s rival show Fridays was happy to play along. A short-lived attempt to repeat the success of NBC’s star-making product, Fridays got by on the skin of its comedic teeth.SNL’s main stage during rehearsal, 2008. Photo by Rex Sorgatz CC BY 2.0Featuring future Seinfeld talent Larry David, Michael Richards and Larry Charles, the program rolled out the welcome mat for Kaufman on three occasions. On only his first appearance in 1981, he made sure it became one for the books.Like SNL, Fridays offered viewers a range of sketches and one in particular got the anarchic Kaufman treatment. A pair of couples are out at a restaurant but one by one they excuse themselves to go and get high in the bathroom.So far, so funny. And Fridays had a reputation for going places its bigger counterpart didn’t go — their sketches included the brutal Great Muppet Hunt and Groucho Marx/Iran piece A Night In Tehran.Andy Kaufman during performance at Carnegie Hall. Photo by Ted Thai/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty ImagesHowever not long into the performance, which co-starred Richards, Kaufman began acting up. He’d excused himself to go get high but as he sat back down it became clear he wasn’t happy with how things were going.Admitting to his cast mates and the audience that he didn’t play stoned very well, the mayhem escalated when Richards went off stage before returning to drop cue cards in Kaufman’s face.There then ensued a fight between Kaufman and everyone else, such as Richards and even the crew as they anxiously tried to wrap up the sketch. Looking back on the incident for the home entertainment release in 2013, LA Weekly called it “a Rashomon event with conflicting stories as to what really happened.”Tony Clifton cartoon. Photo by Greg Williams CC BY-SA 2.5The curtain was finally pulled on the action and speculation was rife that Kaufman had suffered a meltdown.In fact he’d simply done what he was known for, engineering a publicity stunt that helped the under-appreciated Fridays go on longer than it perhaps ordinarily would have done.Over 30 years after the chaos aired, cast and crew chose the release to lift the lid on what actually took place. Entertainment Weekly mentioned co-creator John Moffitt’s revelation in 2013 that the “Kaufman incident was totally planned and some of the cast, including Richards, were in on it.”Andy Kaufman. Photo by Reckon CC BY SA 2.0Entertainment Weekly wrote, “With Andy, you simply never knew what was real and what was fake.” He wanted the audience on the edge of their seats, taking them somewhere they weren’t used to on network television.He continued to keep his fans and unsuspecting people on edge, via characters such as an evil professional wrestler. Kaufman was willing to risk his safety as well as his reputation.Arguably the best tribute came from Jim Carrey, who played Kaufman in Man On The Moon (1999). His insistence on staying in character as the unpredictable star was extensive enough to get its own documentary (Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond).Read another story from us: The Scream of Sam Kinison – Religious Preacher Turned Rock Star ComedianHis career was spectacular in places but frustratingly short-lived. Kaufman passed away from lung cancer just three years after the Fridays sketch got the nation talking. Perhaps appropriately, some think he faked his demise.last_img read more

US Soccer culture needs less arrogance and more accountability

first_imgDon’t be fooled into buying into this version of Alex SmithThe Chiefs are playing better than the any team in the NFL, and Alex Smith is playing better than he has at any point in his career. Even though it’s tempting to buy into the narrative that this version of Smith is different than the game manager, who has struggled in the playoffs throughout his career, Colin isn’t drinking the Kool-Aid.Smith looks great right now, but Colin warns that when the weather gets cold and the playoffs start, Smith will still struggle, like he always has. Statistically, in his career, all of his numbers dip, and he has a losing record when the temperature drops.This isn’t the first time Smith has come out of the gates fast, but he’ll prove that he’s still the same Alex Smith once the second season starts.Guests:Joel Klatt – FS1 College Football Analyst is in-studio to explain why people comparing Jim Harbaugh are clueless; why Sam Darnold isn’t struggling as bad as some contend; and his Almost Upset of the Week.Antonio Cromartie – NFL Cornerback is in-studio talking semi-retirement; anthem protest; Jerry Jones mandate to players; and why he thinks his protest got him cut from the Colts.Alexi Lalas – Fox Sports Soccer Analyst joins the show to discuss the massive failure of the U.S. to qualify for the World Cup; and what needs to change in the USMNT culture to avoid this happening again.Nick Swisher – FS1 MLB Analyst joins the show to talk about Strasburg’s reluctance to pitch in an elimination game; and his prediction for Yankees/Indians Game 5 tonight. U.S. Soccer culture needs less arrogance and more accountabilityThe U.S. Men’s Soccer Team failed to qualify for the World Cup after suffering an all-time embarrassing loss to Trinidad and Tobago. The loss, combined with wins by Honduras and Panama, means the U.S. will miss the World Cup for the first time since 1986, and Colin was shocked at how indifferent the players and coaches seemed after the game. He was more upset about the loss than they seemed to be.The reality is that U.S. soccer team has been overly arrogant for a long time, despite never winning anything of significance, and the players never hold themselves accountable for their failures. This is one they can’t hide from.If the U.S. wants to compete going forward, they need to adopt the international model of developing players and start sending the young talent overseas to play against the best competition, and scrap the pay-for-play model at the youth level that has produced a team full of entitled, soft suburban kids, and has bypassed talent that doesn’t have the financial means to enter the youth development system.last_img read more

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first_imgNew Delhi’s newest five-star hotel is rising on three acres of prime land in India’s capital. Just in time for the 2010 Commonwealth Games, The Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts will welcome its newest luxury property in a convenient location at the cover of Africa Avenue and Vinay Marg in Chanakyapuri, the Central Business District and the city’s diplomatic enclave.The Leela Palace Kempinski New Delhi will have 260 rooms and suites, five restaurants, two bars, a spa by ESPA, a fitness center and a swimming pool on its roof terrace. An outpost of MEGU, the Japanese restaurant, will open at The Leela along with an intimate Indian restaurant, another featuring Italian cuisine with an open kitchen and an all-day dining restaurant also with a “live” kitchen.Inspired by the style of Edwin Lutyens, the architect who laid out New Delhi almost 100 years ago, The Leela Palace’s design will combine neo-Classical architecture with elements from north Indian palaces.Deluxe rooms will measure over 500 square feet with suites starting at 785 square feet. Three Royal Suites (up to 1,500 square feet) will have private pools and the Presidential Suite will be an impressive 4,000 square feet.To accommodate meetings and incentives, The Leela will have a number of meeting rooms including a 5,800-square-foot ballroom.www.theleela.comlast_img read more

Ackermann Ross and Strzhalkovskiy elected to BoC board

first_imgBank of Cyprus shareholders elected former Deutsche Bank’s Josef Ackermann, US billionaire Wilbur Ross and Russian Vladimir Strzhalkovskiy to the new board on Thursday.The shareholders meeting, which has ended, is to be followed by a board meeting where a decision will be taken on who will fill the seats of chairman and vice chairman. Ackerman is tipped for the top spot.The new board will represent the new shareholder structure, following the 1 billion euro capital increase in August.As the AGM was in session on Thursday Bank of Cyprus bondholders protested outside throwing stones and other objects at the building. A number of them barged in through the back door of the BoC’s headquarters shouting and chanting until they were removed by police. The protest was short lived and did not interrupt proceedings.Inside, Bank of Cyprus chief executive officer John Hourican said the lender while it remains ‘at war with circumstance’ has made good progress in ‘shrink to strength strategy’ after selling operations abroad.Hourican who was addressing shareholders at the meeting in Nicosia today, said that the lender, which uncovered plans to have its shares listed at the Cyprus stock exchange and Athens exchange ‘will continue to delegate extraordinary efforts to tackling the very high level of arrears and non-performing loans’.    You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementCardiologist: This Is What Happens When You Eat GlutenGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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D-Minn. visited St Paul College to talk about ways to get more high school students exposed to high-demand technical careersAt the statehouse the Republican-led Legislature has prioritized keeping technical schools affordable and Gov Mark Dayton is pushing for more financial assistance for low-income students There also are a small but growing number of incentives to foster partnerships between schools and businesses like the one between St Paul College and McGoughSt Paul College is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system which is at the epicenter of such partnerships The system has nearly 2500 technical training programs and provides customized training to hundreds of businesses each yearThe lion’s share of Minnesota’s mechanics manufacturing workers and nurses come from MnSCU schoolsThe growing attention paid to technical careers is a welcome shift for the family that runs Haberman Machine which has locations in Oakdale and Stillwater The business of about 55 employees currently has 10 openings a work shortage that can impact productivity"It’s something we struggle with all the time" said Kim Arrigoni the company’s controller "The frustration is you are not able to ship the sales that you want to It’s not a shop issue or a machine issue it’s a people issue"Arrigoni hopes schools will put new focus on the opportunities technical careers can provide and illustrate that potential to students and their parentsThe shortage of highly skilled workers isn’t just in fields that create a lot of sawdust or metal shavings by the end of the workdayIn an aging population with many workers heading for retirement the health care industry needs a dedicated pipeline of talent tooAt HealthPartners Mary Russell director of organizational effectiveness said that means exploring new ways to attract and retain workersThe health care giant is partnering with several MnSCU institutions to pilot apprenticeships that give prospective employees on-the-job experiences and existing workers clearer pathways to advance their careers"It’s a different way of thinking about things and that is good for all of us" Russell saidAn inmate on death row for killing a police officer in Alabama USA may be spared from execution as he has no memory of the crimes he committed67-year-old Vernon Madison who suffers from dementia was spared from execution with 30 minutes to spare last month after the US highest court the Supreme Court granted him a temporary stayMadisons fate is now set to be decided by the court who will rule whether or not his execution constitutes cruel and unusual punishment and if it would thereby be unconstitutionalLEARN MORE ABOUT MADISONS SITUATION BELOW:Madison has been on death row for over thirty years after he was convicted in 1985 for shooting and killing police officer Julius Schulte The Mirror reportedMadison was sentenced to death in his third trial in 1994 after his first two convictions were thrown out for racial discrimination in jury selection and other misconduct by prosecutorsIn the years since he was prosecuted for his crime Madison has suffered several strokes These have left him with dementia as well as blind unable to walk unaided and with speaking problems according to the newspaperMadisons lawyers at the Equal Justice Initiative are now arguing that he has been left not only unable to remember his crimes but also unable to understand the punishment he has been given – the case the Supreme Court has now taken up"It is undisputed that Mr Madison suffers from vascular dementia as a result of multiple serious strokes in the last two years and no longer has a memory of the commission of the crime for which he is to be executed" the EJI request states according to ALcom"[He] does not rationally understand why the State of Alabama is attempting to execute him" they addedCredit: Alabama Dept of CorrectionsThe US Supreme Court has previously ruled that executing people with some severe mental illnesses or cognitive impairments would violate the ban on cruel and unusual punishment In 2016 the Alabama-based Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that that Madisons memory loss meant he was no longer eligible for executionThe Supreme Court overturned this last November saying it had not set precedent that "a prisoner is incompetent to be executed because of a failure to remember his commission of the crime"The court is now set to reconsider the case after Madisons attorneys asked them to clarify whether it would be constitutional to execute someone with dementia and cognitive decline Featured Image Credit: Ken Piorkowski/Wikimedia Commons Topics: News Us newsDeputy speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly and the chairman House Committee on Information Rt HonCosmos Ndukwe on Wednesday said the House would soon pass into law the anti-grazing bill before it Ndukwe made this known while interacting with newsmen at the Assembly complex in Umuahia According to him the House was mindful of the fact that the farming season was almost around the corner and that the farmers needed some security as they go into farming season hence the need for accelerated passage of the bill into law to curtail the occasional clashes between herdsmen and farmers in the state On the delayed passage of 2018 appropriation bill by the State House of Assembly the Deputy Speaker said that the committee has done its duty by extending invitation to the MDAs to defend their budget proposals adding that the house would not approve any money for any MDAs if the purpose of such money could not be defended He further pointed out that by the end of this week the house will go ahead to pass the appropriation bill into law for only those MDAs who were able to defend their budget proposals His words: ‘Very soon We will pass the anti grazing bill before us You can see the clashes between farmers and herdsmen so we will ensure accelerated passage of the bill curtail to the occasional clashes between farmers and herders’ “Also on the delayed passage of 2018 appropriation bill the committee has done their work well by ensuring all the MDA’s in the state defend their budget proposal And let it be made known to the MDA’s that the house will not approve any budget for any MDA’s if the purpose of such budget can not be defended” he said An exiled Russian businessman has been found dead at his house in south London late on Monday night Nikolai Glushkov 68 was reportedly found by his family and friends at his house in New Malden London and they summoned an ambulance at 10:46pm The cause for his death is not yet known but the Metropolitan Police have said that their counter-terrorism command unit is involved in the investigation as a precaution because of associations that the man is believed to have had There is not currently any evidence to link this case to the events in Salisbury where former spy Sergei Skripal and Yulia his daughter are still in a critical condition after being poisoned reports Sky NewsThe address which has been sealed-off by police after Nikolai Glushkov has been found dead (Credit: PA) The police have not yet confirmed his identity officially but said: "An investigation is under way following the death of a man in his 60s in Kingston borough "Whilst we believe we know the identity of the deceased formal identification is yet to take place The death is currently being treated as an unexplained" Mr Glushkov was a friend of Boris Berezovsky who was a vocal critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin Mr Beresovsky was discovered hanged at his house in Berkshire in March 2013; Mr Glushkov told The Guardian at the time: "Im definite Boris was killed I have quite different information from what is being published in the media "Boris was strangled Either he did it himself or with the help of someone [But] I dont believe it was suicide "Too many deaths [of Russian emigres] have been happening"Boris Berezovsky (Credit: PA) Glushkov had been in exile in UK since being released from prison in Russia in 2004 He was imprisoned for money laundering and fraud and served five years He gave evidence in a case in 2011 brought by Mr Beresovsky against Roman Abramovich who he claimed had cheated him out of £32bn The case was unsuccessful and the judge ruled in favour of Abramovich Beresovsky was also good friends with Alexander Litvinenko who died after being poisoned with polonium 210 in 2006 Glushkov was at the very top of the Russian embassys fugitives from justice list He had been convicted of stealing $123m from Russian state airline Aeroflot in 2017 He was supposed to have been appearing at court on Monday morning but failed to show up Featured Image Credit: LinkedIn Topics: News Uk news Russia Local media reported that the car contained three adults and a child. and open-source video and photographic evidence has appeared to suggest that one may have involved a more toxic mix than the others. which he said is the state’s No. A similar swastika incident was reported Sept. it was based on an intelligence tip-off from Saudi Arabia. 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This is the last day of his trip and he is scheduled to attend events in Patan and Mehsana districts. Gandhi exhorted the people to demonstrate their anger through votes. then undoubtedly it is the political bloodshed unleashed by the Communist Party of India Marxist (CPM) coupled with the state’s inefficiency to quell the violence that is primarily at fault.The Daily Show on Facebook," Bharatiya Gorkha Parisangh president Sukhman Moktan told PTI. policy makers have less room to respond, Col. rather than what they are not. who became a law enforcement officer so she could carry a concealed weapon at school and respond to an active shooter if necessary something she says was “not even on my radar” a decade ago. Spicer has offered his own supportive thoughts on a Republican health-care bill.

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