21 days ago​Robertson wants ‘complete performance’ from Liverpool against Leicester

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Robertson wants ‘complete performance’ from Liverpool against Leicesterby Freddie Taylor21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool full back Andy Robertson wants to see his side give the perfect performance at the weekend.The Reds are facing off against high flying an in form Leicester City on Saturday afternoon.And Robertson believes that the Reds, who have a 100 percent record in the league so far, need to prove their title credentials against a tough opponent.He also spoke about their recent 4-3 win over RB Salzburg in the Champions League.Robertson told reporters: “At three-nil up and you think you are going to be comfortable but we started probably doing things we shouldn’t have done, we let them back into the game and they are a good team. That’s why that happened.”Then when we went to 3-3 and to show the character we did was important. But we need to sort out that 50-minute period when we weren’t good enough.”We have had a lot of away games but so far, so good but we need to get better and that is the pressure we put on ourselves.”We have got results but today could have been different, Saturday could have been different so we need to look at that and we need to play better.”But when you don’t play well it is important to get results and that’s what we have done. We were very good first half but we need a complete performance and we need that on Saturday.” last_img read more

Dorian Charters Out VLGC Commander

first_imgzoom Liquefied petroleum gas shipping company Dorian LPG Ltd. has entered into a five-year time charter agreement for the ECO very large gas carrier (VLGC) Commander with an unnamed Asian oil company. Commander, the company’s 15th newbuild vessel, started its time charter in the fourth quarter of 2015, right after it had been delivered at the beginning of November.The 84,000 cbm vessel trades in the Helios LPG Pool.Dorian LPG currently owns and operates twenty VLGCs and one pressurized LPG vessel.The company has two more 84,000 cbm ECO VLGC newbuildings under construction at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries, expected to join Dorian’s fleet in 2016.last_img read more

Triyards to Deliver Loss for Q3

first_imgzoom Singapore-based Triyards Holdings Limited informed that it expects to report a net loss for the third quarter of the 2017 fiscal year ended May 31.In the company’s profit guidance, released with respect to the unaudited consolidated financial results for the quarter, Triyards’ board said that expected quarterly net loss is mainly attributable to the continued depressed state of oil & gas industry and downturn of the marine and offshore market.The loss would represent a turnaround compared to the earnings recorded in the corresponding period of the previous financial year, according to Triyards.Additionally, the company said that it applied to the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited seeking from the SGX-ST an extension of time to announce the unaudited consolidated financial results of the group for the third quarter ended May 31, 2017.Due to continued depressed state of oil & gas industry, “management is of the opinion that the group should rationalize and reassess the carrying value of certain assets of the group which were acquired or developed previously with plan to deploy for new projects or business ventures related to oil and gas industry.”last_img read more

UNs humanitarian activities in Iraq quietly save lives – senior official

“Everything is done in a discreet way because what matters is trying to have an impact rather than to have visibility,” Staffan de Mistura, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Deputy Special Representative for Iraq, told reporters at the world body’s Headquarters in New York. “What for us is a priority are the results.”Aiming to “make a difference for the Iraqi people,” a survey was conducted to canvass their needs. In addition to citing concerns about security and employment, the 22,000 respondents identified water, sanitation, education and health for priority attention. “These are the areas where, in everyday life, they feel they would like to see a difference, starting from now, even if the situation is not stabilized,” Mr. de Mistura explained.Channelling its energy into projects in these areas, the UN has achieved concrete results. “There is no cholera in Iraq, and you should be very surprised, because with sewage basically in open air all over Iraq, with a temperature of 52 or 54 degrees (centigrade) of heat in Iraq during many months, that would be a classical area where you would have it,” the envoy said.He attributed this success to the daily chlorination of water through a $22 million operation carried out by UN agencies together with the Iraqis.“There is no polio in Iraq, and you should be surprised,” he continued, noting that the disease can be found in the region. “In the worst period of some of the shooting and fighting, we had a two-week massive vaccination campaign organized together with the Iraqi authorities and by the UN agencies, vaccinating 4.9 million children,” he said.As part of that campaign, 5 million messages were sent free of charge to cell phones to tell families to bring their child in for vaccination.Again, the operation was carried out with no fanfare. “We didn’t talk about it and we didn’t want to show it happening at that moment because we needed to make it happen.”In the educational arena, this year, 7.9 million boys and girls went to school, and each was provided a bag with supplies, while close to 6 millions textbooks were printed. Over 200 schools have been partially restored, and 115 fully restored. “You’re not seeing it because naturally good news doesn’t necessarily make news, but children are going to schools,” Mr. de Mistura pointed out.Malaria is under control in Iraq – another surprise success thanks to programmes being implemented “discreetly on the ground,” Mr. de Mistura reported. In addition, 3,500 tons of high-protein biscuits have been distributed to 1.2 million children and 400,000 pregnant mothers In Iraq, while a wheat flour fortification plan is also being launched to support nutrition. In the north, 90 per cent of salt has been iodinated.The future, he stressed, is in the hands of the Iraqis, who he credited with having great stamina and ability to rebuild their country. “They’ve got 5,000 years of tradition, 200 billion barrels of oil, very bright people who are engineers, doctors, lawyers – capable people – what they need is just a moment of stability,” he said. “What we are doing now is just helping them to reach that point.” read more

Uganda has agreed to cleanse its army of child soldiers UN envoy

“If those principles are implemented, the country might be taken off the Security Council list of countries using child soldiers,” Radhika Coomaraswamy, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, told reporters at UN Headquarters upon her return from the East African country.Although she said the Government does not have an active policy of recruiting children, in the rebel-beset north of the country some children had “slipped through the cracks” and were in Ugandan army forces as well as in the Local Defence Units (LDUs). Ms. Coomaraswamy stressed that the rebel group known as the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) still remains the largest threat to children in Uganda, with at least 25,000 children known to have been recruited during their 20-year campaign of terror in the region, which has displaced over 1 million people.The LRA uses boys and girls as fighters and porters, with children often subjected to extreme violence shortly after abduction and many girls allocated to officers in a form of institutional rape.“They have perpetrated horrific acts,” she said. “The LRA has to be held accountable for some of those actions.” However, because of the lack of security in northern Uganda, and because the judicial machinery does not function there, there had been no real end to impunity.In addition, she said that the humanitarian outlook of demobilized children remained bleak. Those children had only been re-integrated into camps, where life was terrible, and not into general society.There was a need for a more “holistic development vision” to allow them to have other livelihoods and to prevent them from slipping back into military activities, she said. read more

South Sudan UN calls for end to fighting rights abuses urges unimpeded

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced that he would dispatch Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Ivan Simonovic, to the country this weekend to look into cases of rights violations believed to have been committed by both sides in the conflict which has displaced more than 230,000 people, more than a quarter of whom are on UN bases seeking refuge from fighting between pro- and anti-Government forces.“I have been urging and making it quite clear that those perpetrators of serious human rights violations will be held accountable,” Mr. Ban said in his first press conference of the year in New York. He added that there would be close consultations with the Security Council on the future course of action based on the evidence collected.The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has been gathering evidence of violations, with around 60 international investigators backed by some 30 South Sudanese counterparts, the Office for the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR) announced. The African Union has also announced an investigation. Addressing journalists in Geneva, spokesperson Rupert Colville said OHCHR welcomed recent high-level commitments to investigate the serious human rights violations and establish who is responsible “as soon as possible in accordance with internationally accepted standards and principles of objectivity, transparency and due process.” Mr. Ban and his Special Representative in the country, Hilde Johnson, along with High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay and other senior officials have repeatedly called for an end to the fighting and urged a political solution through the ongoing talks in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, led by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD). In a statement to the press issued late this afternoon, the Security Council demanded an immediate end to all human rights violations and abuses and stressed that those responsible will be held accountable. It also “welcomed and encouraged” the important efforts of UNMISS to monitor, investigate, verify and report on such violations and abuses. The Council also welcomed the African Union Peace and Security Council’s (AUPSC’s) recent decision to establish a commission of investigation to ensure accountability, reconciliation and healing among all South Sudanese communities.As for the peace talks, the Council underlined its demand for South Sudanese President Salva Kiir, former Vice-President Riek Machar and other political leaders to demonstrate leadership by immediately agreeing to a cessation of hostilities and commencing a broader dialogue as proposed in the mediation efforts underway by IGAD in Addis Ababa. The Council members urged Mr. Machar, in particular, to move forward and agree to a cessation of hostilities without precondition and requested the Government of South Sudan, in particular President Kiir, to release all political leaders currently detained in order to create an environment conducive to a successful dialogue. Speaking after a Security Council briefing yesterday, Under-Secretary-General for UN Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, said that the death toll was now clearly very much in excess of 1,000, but as yet, there were no precise figures. UNMISS had asked for help in the gruesome task of disposing of hundreds of bodies lying in the streets of Bor and Malakal, Mr. Colville said. The Mission last week collected more than 200 bodies in Malakal alone. There are also reports of extrajudicial killings and summary executions, he confirmed. The UN expects to have a “significant number of foreign police units” operating on the ground within the next few days, with the full 5,500-strong surge in UN peacekeepers and equipment deployed on the ground within eight weeks, officials have said. In Bentiu, Unity State, the situation this morning is relatively calm after intense fighting yesterday triggered displacement, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs’ (OCHA) Jens Laerke.UN agencies and partners are trying to access emergency stocks in the town in order to move it to those in need at the UNMISS peacekeeping base, one of 10 throughout the country sheltering 60,500 people.In Mingkaman and surrounding areas of Awerial County, Lakes state, about 85,000 people had been displaced, OCHA confirmed. Relief organizations are stepping up assistance with food distribution underway. A water treatment system and latrines are also being provided.It is believed that at least 231,000 people have fled their homes since 15 December, OCHA confirmed, with nearly 43,000 South Sudanese seeking refuge in neighbouring countries, mainly Uganda.The UN has appealed for $166 million to be able to provide assistance to the displaced civilians through March. So far, an estimated 167,000 people of the 628,000 in need of aid have been reached. Meanwhile, the head of UNMISS today lashed out at both pro- and anti-Government forces for looting UN supplies and endangering lives of people working with UNMISS, UN aid agencies and non-governmental partners.Some 20 vehicles owned by UN and humanitarian agencies have been taken in Bor and Bentiu; storage facilities and warehouses looted; offices and accommodation compounds occupied and ransacked; and an UNMISS helicopter shot at, according to the UN Mission.“This is unacceptable,” Ms. Johnson said. “I call on the leader of the anti-Government forces, Riek Machar Teny, to instruct the forces under his command to stop this practice, to make sure that looted assets and goods, including vehicles, are immediately returned, and to respect the operations of the UN and our humanitarian partners.”Turning to the Government, Ms. Johnson urged officials “to facilitate the work of UNMISS at this critical time, and fully respect the mutually agreed legal framework for the UN’s work in the country”. Government authorities have delayed UNMISS flights, which have transported critical supplies for peacekeepers, medical facilities and IDPs, and stopped some UNMISS patrols, the Mission noted. Such activities, along with the impact of the ongoing fighting, are disrupting aid operations, the UN said. “Conditions at the camps in Juba are dire,” UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) spokesperson Marixie Mercado briefed journalists in Geneva. She added that UNICEF is especially concerned about conditions at camps outside Juba where intense fighting has limited access. “Displaced populations, the majority of whom were women and children, faced desperate shortages of food, water and safe sanitation facilities,” she added, noting that UN agencies and partners are working to bring aid to the civilians.Among new activities, a measles and polio vaccination campaign is underway to reach some 30,000 children under 15-years of age in Juba, and 37,000 children in Awerial county and Bentiu. UNICEF also expressed concern about children separated from their parents, some in the dash to safety and others in the confusion of crowded camps.The UN agency is also concerned that the current mobilization and recruitment to both sides could attract children under 18 years of age. Among activities to try to bring some normalcy to the camps, UNICEF said it identified some 340 students in Juba who had been scheduled to take their eighth grade graduation exams in December. UN and partner organizations are working in support of community elders and teachers preparing the students to take those exams starting on Monday. read more

UN marks first International Day to commemorate victims of genocide the crime

The United Nations today marked the first International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime to remember the victims of the “crime of crimes” and to call for action against the rise of hostility, xenophobia and intolerance across the world.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his message on the Day that there is a need to pay more attention to the warning signs, and be prepared to take immediate action to address them.“After all, genocide does not just happen; it unfolds over time,” Mr. Ban said. “It is not part of the accidental ‘fallout’ of conflict; most often, it is systematic, planned, with precise targets, and it can also take place outside of conflict situations,” he underscored.The UN chief warned there is a dangerous “us versus them” dynamic that “is often being exploited to justify the exclusion of communities based on different forms of identity such as religion, ethnicity or ‘other,’ and to deny assistance, restrict human rights and perpetrate atrocious acts of violence.”“On this new international observance, let us recognize the need to work together more concertedly to protect individuals from gross human rights violations and uphold our common humanity,” he said.At UN Headquarters in New York, the world body marked its first-ever commemoration of the International Day, designated as 9 December by the UN General Assembly, with a performance by the UN symphony orchestra and a minute of silence in honour of all those people around the world who have perished through the crime of genocide.UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, who chaired the event, said the day has two important elements: “It is about the past, and also about the future.”“This day represents both memory and action – memory as a step towards action,” he said.Noting that “most of us are unable to even begin to imagine the extreme pain, the suffering and the trauma caused by the violence associated with genocide and other atrocity crimes,” he recalled a visit he made to Iraq in November, when he spent time with members of the Yezidi community and other minority groups.“I was deeply moved by the stories they shared of the horrors they have been through – killings, rape, torture, forced displacement and the destruction of their communities – simply because of the beliefs that they hold, simply because of who they are,” he said. “It is difficult to grasp that human beings can be so cruel, and in such a deliberate way.”“Unfortunately, this is just one of too many examples around the world today,” Mr. Dieng warned.Picking up that thread in his remarks, Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson noted that this has been a year of “agonizing suffering in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Mali and places too numerous to mention.” He said that individuals and communities have been targeted because of their religious or ethnic identity in many cases, “in other words simply because of who they are, who they are born into.”Mr. Eliasson went on to underscore that intolerance, discrimination and xenophobia are on the rise and that the ‘us versus them’ dynamic is taking hold, fed by systematic fear-mongering from terrorists and violent extremists. “It is also important that democratic societies do not fall in the trap of such provocations to divide us as human beings. The social fabric in many of our societies is fraying. Polarization and division are growing. This is how the seeds of uncontrollable violence are sown,” he added.Against this background, he said the first International Day is an opportunity for the UN to come together to raise awareness of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide and also an opportunity to reflect on the Convention’s role in combating and preventing the crime of genocide, and to commemorate and honour the millions of victims of genocide.“In doing this, we must ask ourselves how we give meaning to a promise we have made but several times we have failed to keep: the promise of ‘never again.’ Every time we repeat that phrase after a genocide, we in fact, admit a monumental and shameful failure,” said Mr. Eliasson.“We owe a solemn and serious such pledge to those who have lost their lives to this, the most atrocious of crimes. We owe it to their families. We owe it to the survivors and the communities who carry the lasting physical and emotional scars from genocide,” he stressed.Opening the event, Mogens Lykketoft, President of the UN General Assembly, said in choosing 9 December to commemorate victims of this “crime of crimes”, the Assembly has chosen also to honour those who worked tirelessly for the Convention, adopted on this day exactly 67 years ago.“We, Member States, must therefore focus on and invest in early prevention and in building inclusive and cohesive societies,” Mr. Lykketoft said. “We must establish national and regional measures and mechanisms for the prevention of genocide and other atrocity crimes.” read more

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first_img You scored out of ! Tweet 2013 Sam Bennett Portugal Wooden Spoon Three Why was Kerry footballer Kieran Donaghy in the news this week? Five You scored out of ! Share your result: How many games was Tyrone Mings banned for following his stamp on Zlatan Ibrahimovic? Six Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz How closely were you paying attention to the sports headlines this week? Share 2009-10 Katie Taylor recorded the third pro win of her career, beating Monica Gentili. Where is Gentili from? Sergi Roberto Mar 10th 2017, 5:41 PM Tweet 2012-13 Share Tweet Email You scored out of ! An island Follow us: the42.ie Who scored Barcelona’s winning goal in their remarkable comeback against Paris Saint Germain? $10 million Aron Shanagher 2010-11 Which Clare hurler was ruled out this week for the season with a cruciate injury? 12 Comments 2011 Dan Martin Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share your result: Italy – Questions compiled by Tom Webb and Niall KellyThe42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Oisin O’Brien Slaughtneil won the All-Ireland camogie senior club title last Sunday. Who did they beat? Ireland Women’s rugby team are two wins away from a Six Nations Grand Slam. When was the last time they won a Slam? Sarsfields (Galway) Share Tweet Nicolas Roche Leo Messicenter_img Share your result: Four Pure gold runners Switzerland Bronze He won an All-Ireland junior squash title Short URL 2012 19,807 Views Well now. There’s not much we can say about that. Do you even like sport? He was linked with a club transfer to St Vincent’s You scored out of ! By The42 Team Answer all the questions to see your result! Share your result: Gold He was named in the Irish basketball squad What prize did adidas offer to any of their ambassadors who could break the 40-yard dash record at the NFL Combine? Milford (Cork) Arsenal were knocked out of the Champions League in 10-2 aggregate defeat to Bayern Munich. When was the last time they made it past the Round of 16? He announced his inter-county retirement Name this Irish cyclist, who won Tuesday’s stage at Paris-Nice. Not too bad at all. If you’d paid a little more attention you could have won the gold. http://the42.ie/3281443 Share Friday 10 Mar 2017, 5:41 PM France Aleix Vidal Silver Neymar 2014 2011-12 Top of the pile, you really were paying attention this week. Oulart-the-Ballagh (Wexford) The questions just didn’t suit you this time. Maybe try again next week. Philip Deignan Share Drom-Inch (Tipperary) An eight-seater plane Brendan Bugler Poll: Who will win tonight’s Six Nations clash between Wales and Ireland? Tweet Shane O’Donnelllast_img read more

Crews free driver pinned after dump truck crash in Hialeah

Crews free driver pinned after dump truck crash in Hialeah

first_imgHIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) – Rescue crews airlifted the driver of an SUV after, officials said, an accident in Hialeah left him trapped inside his vehicle, Wednesday afternoon.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue tweeted photos of the rescue after, they said, the driver collided with a dump truck along the northbound lanes of Interstate 75, near Mile Marker 39.The driver of the SUV was pinned inside the vehicle after the impact. Crews were able to extricate him.Paramedics airlifted him to Ryder Trauma Center in unknown condition.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

FloodRelated Deaths In Houston Area Floods Eighth Death Confirmed

FloodRelated Deaths In Houston Area Floods Eighth Death Confirmed

first_imgThe Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences (IFS) has confirmed six fatalities related to the recent flooding. Three of those deaths are in City of Houston, two occurred in unincorporated Harris County, and one occurred in Waller County.  Information on cause and manner of death will be provided by IFS at harriscountytx.gov/ifs.The first victim, a male, was discovered by HFD units at 10:45 a.m. at 17133 Imperial Valley Drive. Although  the victim was found inside a vehicle with water, it is unconfirmed whether the death was directly related to the flooding event. Autopsy results by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences will determine the male’s cause of death.Two additional victims were discovered inside two vehicles at 3605 West Loop South at about 2:40 p.m. today. The flooded vehicle was located underneath the overpass at Richmond Avenue. The identities of all three victims are pending notification to family members by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. Monday, April 18, 2016: A fifth person died from floodwaters. The death of a high school teacher from Royal ISD was confirmed by the school on Twitter.  We confirm that RJHS teacher, Charles Odum, passed away in rising flood waters. We have no more info @ this time. Prayers to his family.— Royal ISD (@RoyalISD) April 18, 2016Earlier on Monday, April 18, 2016:A county judge says four people have died in flooding caused by heavy rainfall in the Houston area. Harris County Judge Ed Emmett says two people died in a vehicle that ignored barricades at a freeway underpass. He says traffic cameras recorded the vehicle going around the blockade and head into the water. The vehicle didn’t make it through. Two deaths reported earlier Monday included one man found inside a truck that drove into high water on a freeway service road. Harris County precinct Sgt. Herbert Martinez says crews monitoring the high water on the road saw the man in the 18-wheeler truck drive directly into the water. He says it’s possible the driver may have suffered some kind of medical emergency. Another man, identified only as a contractor working for the city’s airport system, also was found dead in a submerged vehicle not far from Houston Intercontinental Airport. Sharecenter_img This story will continue to be updated as information becomes available. Update Wednesday, April 20, 2016:Officials say another person has died in Houston-area floods, raising the toll to eight.The Austin County sheriff’s office didn’t provide more information Wednesday on the most recent drowning.Six people have died in Harris County and one more in neighboring Waller County since a huge storm dropped more than a foot of rain on the area.Thousands of people have been displaced and major highways closed after the rains that started Sunday overwhelmed Houston’s bayous.Tuesday, April 19, 2016:According to a press release from the Emergency Operations Center, the City of Houston has confirmed six fatalities that have resulted from the flooding:last_img read more

Three Nigerians held for duping people through matrimonial sites

Three Nigerians held for duping people through matrimonial sites

first_imgKolkata: Officers of Kolkata Police arrested three Nigerians including a woman on Friday from Delhi, on charges of duping people after befriending them through a matrimonial site.The police also arrested a woman, who is a resident of Assam, along with the three Nigerians.A few days ago, a complaint was lodged with Anandapur police station, alleging that a woman was duped to the tune of Rs 18 lakh. Police initiated a probe and came to know about the Nigerians involved in the case, who were operating from Delhi. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeA police officer said that the arrested persons used to create profiles on matrimonial sites with different names. They used to claim themselves to be settled in various countries to impress potential victims. They also used to upload photographs of other people in their profiles.They used to introduce themselves according to the details provided in their profiles to the people who used to call them up after getting their mobile numbers from the matrimonial sites. The accused soon befriended them while talking over phone. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedStating that the arrested persons had opted for an old modus operandi to cheat people, a police officer said that they used to send some gift boxes to the person they had befriended.After a few days, they used to say to the person that the delivery of the gift parcel was getting delayed due to a payment needed for the same. They used to then request the person to make the payment.They used to provide details of bank accounts in which the victims were asked to deposit the money. The same thing had happened with the woman who had lodged the complaint with Anandapur police station. She had deposited Rs 18 lakh in phases in the bank accounts of the accused.She had lodged the complaint with the police after suspecting that she was getting cheated, as she had not received any gift pack and the demand for money was also going up almost everyday.The police initiated a probe and came to know that the person with whom the complainant used to talk over phone, was in Delhi. Following this, the police went to Delhi and arrested almost all the members of the gang.Police are bringing them to the city in transit remand. They will be questioning the gang members to assess how many people them have cheated and the total amount of money they have taken from them so far.last_img read more

Cabinet clears third railway line for busy section between Bengal and Odisha

Cabinet clears third railway line for busy section between Bengal and Odisha

first_imgNew Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the construction of a third railway line between Narayangarh in West Bengal and Bhadrak in Odisha. Addressing the media, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the new 155-km railway line will ease congestion on the route. “The third line will help generate additional optimum capacity to cope with the existing as well as additional traffic,” he said. According to government estimates, the project would cost Rs 1,866.31 crore and would be completed by 2023-24. It is expected to generate direct employment for around 37.2 lakh man days.last_img read more

Jetlines shelves Waterloo routes for now adds Abbotsford BC

Jetlines shelves Waterloo routes for now adds Abbotsford BC

first_img Travelweek Group Jetlines shelves Waterloo routes for now; adds Abbotsford, B.C. Tags: Canada Jetlines, New Routes Share Tuesday, October 31, 2017 center_img Posted by VANCOUVER — Canada Jetlines Ltd. says it plans to offer ultra-low fare service from B.C.’s Abbotsford International Airport when it begins flight operations in summer 2018.“Jetlines is thrilled to expand the network to the west coast of Canada,” said Jetlines CEO Stan Gadek. “The addition of the Abbotsford International Airport extends Jetlines’ reach allowing greater access to large populations.”Jetlines plans to start service from Hamilton to Abbotsford next summer with continued development of the network after that.General Manager for Abbotsford International Airport Parm Sidhu, says: “Abbotsford International Airport is open for business. We are very excited that Canada Jetlines has announced Abbotsford as a base of operations. Our business model at Abbotsford International empowers airlines to grow our airport with one of the most competitive airport fee platforms in Canada.”According to reports in The Globe and Mail, Jetlines has scaled back its plans for its 2018 launch, focusing on Hamilton and shelving Waterloo service for the time being.More news:  Kory Sterling is TL Network Canada’s new Sales Manager CanadaAs recently as Sept. 10 Jetlines was saying it was still on track to serve both Waterloo and Hamilton. << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Shack burns to the ground in Colenso

Shack burns to the ground in Colenso

first_imgA small shack was completely burnt to the ground when a fire ravaged it on Friday afternoon in the Top Rank area of Colenso.It is alleged that children were playing with matches outside the shack when the grass caught alight and spread to the shack burning everything in it. The shack was used for storage of household equipment. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite The fire also spread to the main shack but timely response of Johannes from Fire and Emergency Services saved the shack and all the contents within it.No injuries were sustained and the fire was extinguished.For the latest news visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.last_img read more

FirstQuarter GDP Shrinks at Fastest Rate Since 2009

FirstQuarter GDP Shrinks at Fastest Rate Since 2009

first_img A revised estimate of gross domestic product (GDP) in the first quarter shows the economy turning in its worst performance since 2009 as consumer spending disappointed and outgoing trade declined.In its third and final estimate of first-quarter growth, the Department of Commerce recorded an annualized 2.9 percent decline in GDP throughout the year’s first months. While analysts expected GDP growth to shrink further following the last estimate of a 1.0 percent decline, the reported number represents a sharper downturn than the 1.8 percent contraction that had been forecast.The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), which reports the numbers each quarter, said the third estimate reflects a smaller increase in consumer spending and a larger decline in exports than was previously estimated.In the fourth quarter of 2013, real GDP growth came in at an annualized rate of 2.6 percent.The quarterly slip came largely as a result of reduced inventory growth, said Doug Handler, chief U.S. economist for IHS Global Insight.”The recession-like quarter was adversely affected by the weather and an unusually large drop in inventory growth, which is a correction from the last half of 2013,” Handler said in an analytical note. “Neither of these factors persisted in the second quarter, and we expect to see a rebound in growth to the 3.5–4.0 percent range.”Paul Dales, senior U.S. economist for research firm Capital Economics, echoed that sentiment in his own outlook: “The latest data show that activity in the second quarter is rebounding. The monthly data for April suggest that Q2 consumption growth will be between 2.5 percent and 3.0 percent, that residential investment is rising, that net trade will be a smaller drag on growth and that inventories will add to, rather than subtract from, growth.” June 25, 2014 577 Views Bureau of Economic Analysis Capitol Economics GDP IHS Global Insight 2014-06-25 Tory Barringer First-Quarter GDP Shrinks at Fastest Rate Since 2009center_img in Daily Dose, Data, Government, Headlines, News Sharelast_img read more

Report Houston will name Lane Kiffin their new head coach

Report Houston will name Lane Kiffin their new head coach

first_imgSources at Houston say that no head coaching hire has been approved yet. Deliberation is still ongoing regarding multiple candidates.— Steven Godfrey (@38Godfrey) December 8, 2016Yesterday, word broke that Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley was no longer under consideration for the job.Kiffin previously led the USC program for just over three seasons, and also served as the head coach at Tennessee for a season, and in the NFL with the Oakland Raiders for a little over a season. His career record as a head coach at the college level is 35-21, and he went 5-15 overall with the Raiders in the 2007 and four games into the 2008 season.His best season came at USC in 2011, when the Trojans went 10-2, and finished first in the Pac-12 South but could not play in the conference title game, or a bowl game due to NCAA sanctions. In 2013, he was famously let go on the LAX tarmac in the early morning hours after a loss to Arizona State, and a 3-2 start to the season.At Houston, Kiffin will inherit one of the top non Power-five programs in the country, loaded with talent and experience, after Tom Herman left for the head coaching job at Texas.Stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest, including how long Kiffin will plan to stay on board with Alabama during their quest for a national title. USAToday reporting Houston’s set to hire Lane Kiffin.. UH source told FoxSports no decision’s been made & no offer’s been extended to anyone— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 8, 2016 Hearing from a source that Lane Kiffin could be announced as the new head coach by the end of today.— Lance Zierlein (@LanceZierlein) December 8, 2016Wolken adds in his piece that the final decision is pending a meeting later today where president Renu Khator will give the final “OK” on the hire.Meanwhile, local beat writer Joseph Duarter, as well as Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports report that no decision has been made and no offer has been extended to any candidate.Sources: Houston has not offered job, no decision made yet on next head coach— Joseph Duarte (@Joseph_Duarte) December 8, 2016 Dan Wolken of USA Today tweeted this morning that Houston has decided on Lane Kiffin as their new head coach. Lance Zierlein reported earlier this morning that an announcement on Kiffin’s hire could come as early as today.BREAKING: Houston has decided on Lane Kiffin, president to OK the hire at a Thursday meeting, @USATODAY has learned https://t.co/DhTeueFIU5— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) December 8, 2016 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatixlast_img read more

With Fitzgerald back in the fold Keim is pretty c

With Fitzgerald back in the fold Keim is pretty c

first_imgWith Fitzgerald back in the fold, Keim is pretty confident that No. 11’s presence will help attract candidates should the Cardinals pursue a quarterback on the open market.“I don’t think it will impact the search part of it, but I do think it will impact the recruitment part of it if, in fact, it’s through free agency,” Keim told Doug & Wolf Friday morning on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station during Newsmakers Week. “I mean there’s no doubt that Larry Fitzgerald’s name and his reputation carry a lot of weight, so we will certainly — if we go down that path — use Larry and David Johnson and all the other current stars that are on our roster to try to make sure that any potential franchise quarterback understands that this is a special place.”In terms of how he and his staff will handle the process of finding a quarterback, Keim will follow a natural timeline.“It’s easy because it’s chronological,” he said. “Free agency comes first. So, to me, the way you have to address it is you have to have plan A, B, C and D.“A: addressing it with a free agent quarterback. B: a trade option. C: draft, or, all of the above. We will leave no stone unturned, as I’ve talked about. But at the end of the day, you can’t get caught on A because there are different factors that go into decisions by a free agent quarterback or in a trade process that you can’t put your finger on. We just have to be prepared to move on to number-two or number-three and we can’t get caught flat-footed if the first opportunity doesn’t pan out.” Top Stories When Keim ascended to the general manager’s post in 2013, he faced a similar situation. The Cardinals, with then-new head coach Bruce Arians in place, had a void at quarterback. Keim attacked it in two steps, bringing in veteran Drew Stanton, an Arians favorite, before parting with two late-round conditional draft picks to acquire Palmer from the Oakland Raiders.Does Keim’s familiarity with the situation help the process in 2018?“I would say through experience and self-evaluation, it always feels a little easier and through the experience, you always feel a little more comfortable,” Keim said. “But at the same time, I think back at that time and that was a whirlwind for me. I sat down at my desk the first day and said ‘what do I do now? Is it hire a head coach, find a quarterback, make some other tough decisions?’“Looking back on it now, Bruce Arians wasn’t a sexy hire, Carson Palmer wasn’t a popular trade. And we had some success with it.”Of course, Keim can’t discuss individual candidates at this time, but did speak about this year’s group of rookie, free-agent and trade target quarterbacks.“There are some free agents, in my opinion, that are certainly worthy,” he said. “You know, when you get to the draft process, it’s an inexact science. There’s nobody that can tell you until they step on the field that they’re going to have success in the National Football League — it’s purely projection. Your browser does not support the audio element. LISTEN: Steve Keim, Cardinals General Manager Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 39 Comments   Share   center_img “That’s the hardest part about the draft process. Again, it’s an inexact process and there are times when guys are going in the top ten that are never going to have any success.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling It’s official. Larry Fitzgerald will be in uniform for the Arizona Cardinals in 2018 — his 15th year in the league.Now what?The top item on Arizona general manager’s offseason checklist is to find a quarterback. The Cardinals don’t currently have one on the roster thanks to Carson Palmer’s retirement and the pending free agency of Drew Stanton, Blaine Gabbert and Matt Barkley.Three avenues to find the next field general for the Cardinals still exist: free agency, trade or the NFL Draft, which gets underway Apr. 26 in Arlington, Tex. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more

Religion has played significant role in Cyprus peacebuilding

Religion has played significant role in Cyprus peacebuilding

first_imgSignificant progress has been made in the past 10 years regarding human rights in Cyprus, even though much still needs to be done, special envoy for religion and peace-building from the Swedish ministry of foreign affairs Peter Weiderud said on Monday.He was speaking at a press conference of the religious track of the Cyprus peace process, which is under the auspices of the Swedish embassy, on the occasion of Human Rights Day commemorated yearly on December 10. This year is the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and Weiderud noted that much has changed in Cyprus since the 60th anniversary.“Although the Cyprus conflict has never been a religious conflict, freedom of religion had become a victim of the conflict, and political leaders on both sides had failed in their responsibilities towards fundamental human rights,” he said.“10 years ago, Christian and Muslim leaders did not speak to each other, they did not even know each other, the right to access our monuments for worship across the green line was at best extremely limited and many faithful Cypriots had lost hope on their rights.”But he pointed out that now 35 churches which had been closed since 1974 have opened for worship, permission for Christians to pray in their historic churches north of the green line has risen significantly and Apostolos Varnavas is accessible for worship on a regular basis.Meanwhile, the Turkish Cypriot mufti can freely cross to oversee his mosques south of the green line and 1000 Turkish Cypriots pilgrims can visit Hala Sultan Tekke in Larnaca on the three holiest Muslim holidays every year.In addition, many religious monuments have been saved and repaired thanks to joint efforts and international funding.“For the very first time in Cyprus, the religious leaders have had a joint voice on critical matters. They have made several joint declarations, on the peace talks, violence against women and missing persons.”At the same time, Weiderud explained, religious leaders and the religious track is frustrated, disappointed and upset when their joint efforts on basic matters pertaining to religious freedom are ignored and religious freedom is disrespected, even violated.Religious sites and monuments including cemeteries are still being desecrated, and access to clean, protect, restore or renovate is repeatedly denied despite the fact that the request is a joint one.The work will continue until the basic rights, such as the return of artefacts to their rightful owners, full respect for all religions and free worship for everyone are met, the envoy concluded.The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being — regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. It is the most translated document in the world, available in more than 500 languages. You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoMBA Degrees | Search AdsMBA Programs Online – See For YourselfMBA Degrees | Search AdsUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more