Fire onboard oil tanker anchored at Kandla Port

December 3, 2019

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first_imgA major fire broke out on Wednesday onboard the MT Genessa oil tanker anchored 15 nautical miles off Deendayal Port at Kandla. All 26 crew members were evacuated safely, officials said. Two of them suffered burn injuries. The tanker is 183 metres in length and is known to be carrying around 30,000 tonnes of High Speed Diesel.The Indian Coast Guard swung into immediate action, firefighting using tugs and rigs available from nearby resource agencies. It is also preparing to cordon the vessel to avoid oil spillage.last_img read more


Great escape

November 28, 2019

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first_imgHoliday ideas for memories of a lifetime. Spa surpriseFrom exotic chocolate dips to relaxing oil massages, enjoy a weekend of splendour. Spa holidays range from the traditional Ayurvedic treatments to the modern wellness practices. Feel the union of your mind, body and soul here. Spa getaways are available in destinations,Holiday ideas for memories of a lifetime.Spa surpriseFrom exotic chocolate dips to relaxing oil massages, enjoy a weekend of splendour. Spa holidays range from the traditional Ayurvedic treatments to the modern wellness practices. Feel the union of your mind, body and soul here. Spa getaways are available in destinations across the country, from Rishikesh to Kumarakom.Golden sandsWith a coastline longer than 7000 kms, India is home to some stunning beaches. Soak the sun, dig into the sand and enjoy the blue waters. This holiday destination offers activities and a chance to relax. Enjoy water sports, such as, surfing, and jet skiing. A holiday like no other, beach holidays are a must with friends. Don’t forget to sip the coconut water, feast on the sea food and relish the coastal delicacies. Goa, famous for its beaches offers holiday options for every budget Take time out, unwind on the beach and you will never want this holiday to end. Other beach towns worth visiting are, Puducherry, Visakhapatnam and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.Cool breezeHate the Indian summer and want time out? Beat the heat and head to the nearest hill station. Away from the city hustle-bustle, a holiday in the mountains will help one rewind and relax. Ideal for short holidays or weekend getaways, One can choose from destinations across the country, such as, Shimla to Ooty and Mount Abu to Darjeeling.Feel the rushFor all outdoor enthusiasts and thrill seekers, an adventurous holiday is a must. India’s diverse landscape offers a wide variety of adventure activities. Mountaineering, rock climbing, trekking, scuba diving and skiing are just some of the activities that will get your adrenaline pumping. Rather than spending the summer on the couch, get out and feel the thrills. These activities are organised mainly in the Himalaya region.Game onLeave your mobile phone at home and forget the internet, a holiday to connect with nature is sure to interest many. If fresh air, beautiful flora and living in camps, do not spark your interest, I am sure the lions and tigers will. Choose from the 88 national parks and 490 wildlife sanctuaries across India and you will be game for more. Most parks are open the year round The popular national parks are, Jim Corbett, Sariska and Bandhavgarh.advertisementlast_img read more


Ajinkya Rahane’s father arrested after his car ran over 67-year-old woman in Kolhapur

November 18, 2019

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first_imgAjinkya Rahane’s father Madhukar Baburao Rahane has been arrested following the family’s involvement in a road accident that killed a 67-year-old woman near Kolhapur.According to reports, the woman, identified as Ashatai Kamble, was hit by Hyundai i20 car that Rahane’s family was traveling in. However, it is still not known who was driving the car.The accident reportedly took place on the national highway near Kagal bus station and Rahane’s father Madhukar Baburao Rahane, his mother and sister were traveling towards Konkan for a holiday.Reports suggest that Kamble was admitted in the nearest government hospital but succumbed to her injuries.Rahane, India’s Test vice-captain, is currently on national duty in the three-ODI series against Sri Lanka. The middle-order batsman is scheduled to leave with the rest of the team for a tour of South Africa later this month.After questions over why Rahane was not in the playing XI in the first ODI at Dharamsala, where the Indian batting line-up dramatically collapsed, stand-in captain Rohit Sharma said in the press conference that the Indian management see him as an opener in ODIs and they are not willing to keep changing his position.The stylish Mumbai batsman had scored three half- centuries and a hundred in the bilaterals against West Indies in June-July, before blasting four successive fifties against Australia at home.The only ODI game that he played against Sri Lanka this year, Rahane scored just 5 before stumbling upon a rough patch in the Test series against Sri Lanka.advertisementlast_img read more


Nokia 7.1 Plus CAD renders reveal design from all angles, launch expected on October 4

November 17, 2019

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first_imgAfter the Nokia 5.1 Plus and 6.1 Plus, HMD Global could soon announce another Plus-named phone on October 4. The company is holding an event on that date in London where it is expected to launch the Nokia 7.1 Plus. The phone, which may go by the name Nokia X7 in China, will be the third in this Nokia X-series of phones. Renders so far suggest a design similar to the Nokia 6.1 Plus and now we have some CAD renders courtesy MySmartPrice and OnLeaks that give us a better look at the upcoming device from all sides.The 3D CAD renders of the alleged Nokia 7.1 Plus reveals a phone with an edge-to-edge notched display and a chin similar to the 6.1 Plus. As per sources, MySmartPrice says the screen size could be around 5.8-inch which would again keep it similar to the 6.1 Plus and 5.1 Plus. We also expect a FHD+ resolution as the phone will likely replace the Nokia 7 Plus. The render further reveals a glass rear panel with a dual camera setup and rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.Notably, the 3D renders seems to suggest the Nokia 7.1 Plus will sport a more angular design with a boxy frame and chamfered edges. We also notice a USB Type-C port and 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom. Based on what we know so far, the dual cameras on the back will come with Zeiss lenses. We also expect that the phone will be powered by either a Snapdragon 660 like the Nokia 7 Plus or a more powerful Snapdragon 710 processor. The device could also come with up to 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage.advertisement The Nokia 7.1 Plus could bring a bigger battery as well, although nothing has been revealed as yet. The Nokia 7 Plus comes with a pretty solid 3,800mAh battery, which promises up to 2 days of battery life. It’s also a possibility the HMD will downgrade the battery to say 3,500mAh to keep the weight in check since the phone is expected to be more compact that the 7 Plus. Given the timing of the launch, we hope the Nokia 7.1 Plus will ship with stock Android 9 Pie as part of the Android One program.ALSO READ: Nokia 7.1 Plus launch expected on October 4: Specs, price and everything we know so farlast_img read more


Trudeau needs to push for meeting with BC premier on pipeline ASAP

October 17, 2019

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first_imgOTTAWA – Conservatives say Prime Minister Justin Trudeau missed a huge opportunity to save the Trans Mountain pipeline last week when he failed to meet with British Columbia Premier John Horgan.Trudeau’s trip to B.C. last Thursday included a stop at the Canadian Coast Guard offices where he discussed the balance needed between environmental protection and natural resource development as pipeline protesters looked on.Although the event was just over one kilometre from the B.C. legislature, no meeting with Horgan was planned — something Conservative MP Chris Warkentin says should have been a priority.Warkentin says Trudeau should immediately demand a meeting with Horgan if he is really serious about actually getting the Trans Mountain pipeline built.Trudeau was also criticized last summer when his first meeting with Horgan following the B.C. premier’s June election purposely did not focus on the pipeline, which Horgan has vowed to do everything he can to stop.B.C.’s opposition, including a threat to bar any additional oil from flowing through B.C., was cited Sunday by Kinder Morgan as the main reason it was suspending all non-essential spending and activities on the pipeline.last_img read more


PRRD hosts Southern Mountain Caribou Engagement

October 13, 2019

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first_imgNovember 23, 2018, the PRRD released a Press Release, (to view CLICK HERE) which outlines the events that have taken place to date. These events have not been truthful or consistent with a process that will affect so many people.As quoted from the fore mentioned Press Release ‘The Provincial Government does not have a mandate to continue to make deals that will devastate communities and the way of life in the PRRD without involving the residents and industrial partners in our region.’The main purpose of the meeting is to receive a delegation from Assistant Deputy Minister Jennifer McGuire, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy regarding the current status of the provincial/federal/First Nation discussions regarding caribou recovery activities west of Chetwynd.For more information on the meeting CLICK HERE DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The PRRD is hosting a meeting on December 7th, 2018, to receive a delegation from the Ministry in regards to the Provincial/Federal/First Nation discussions that have been taking place about the protection of the Burnt Pine Caribou Herd.For the past several month’s talks regarding the Caribou Recovery Plan will affect an area of land west of Chetwynd, this proposed protection act for the Burnt Pine Herd will have substantial effects upon communities in the region and yet no one has directly consulted with the people that will be most affected.These communities are able to thrive because of the land their livelihoods are dependent on and this is the same land the Provincial/Federals/First Nation discussions want to protect and reserve for the caribou.last_img read more


Grand Taxis in Morocco 113 New Taxis Already in Service

October 12, 2019

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Taroudant – After the government decided to launch its renewal program for grand taxis last June as part of measures aimed at the development of taxi transport services, Dacia, the first brand to have launched jointly with the government a project dedicated to large taxis, has already sold 113 Lodgy Taxis as for February 24, 2015.According to a video posted on YouTube, 30% of these taxis were sold in the Casablanca market, the rest were distributed over several cities, including Tangier, Tetouan, Fez, Agadir and Marrakech.Mustapha Chaoun, the secretary general of the national union of transport professionals, said that “45,000 taxis all over Morocco have to be renovated.” Chaoun added that these taxis should be renovated gradually because there are some administrative problems that should be fixed first. A taxi driver, one of those who benefited from this offer, said that “the taxi is comfortable, but it should be adjusted to suit heavy loads.”In a statement last December, the Ministry of Interior said that the government would offer owners of the grand taxis who meet certain requirements a subsidy of 80,000 Dirhams to replace their old Mercedes 240 Diesel with either a Dacia Lodgy seven-seater minivan, or the larger Renault Traffic van.Most of the taxis are the Mercedes 240 Diesel model which are more than 30 years old. These are well past their “expiration date,” but are still roaming the streets of Morocco, uncomfortably carrying six passengers plus the driver at one time. read more


Morocco Supports Venezuelan Peoples Aspirations

October 12, 2019

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Rabat – Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita responded to Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido’s request for support hours after an official working with Guaido announced their party’s determination to revive diplomatic ties with Morocco.Yesterday, Bourita spoke over the phone with the opposition leader of Venezuela, informing him that Morocco backs all the actions taken by him for the legitimate aspirations of the Venezuelan people for democracy and change.Last week, Juan Guaido declared himself interim president of Venezuela, invoking a constitutional provision that names the leader of the national assembly as president for 30 days if the presidency is vacant. Guaido asserts that Nicolas Maduro did not legitimately win last year’s elections, and so his inauguration earlier this month was invalid and left the presidency vacant. Guaido reiterated his determination to renew relations between Morocco and Venezuela on “healthy and serene bases” and to remove the obstacles that hampered their development, referring to Maduro’s presidency and his position on the Western Sahara conflict.Read Also: Morocco and Venezuela to Mend 10 Years of Severed TiesFollowing the phone call, the foreign affairs advisor at the Venezuelan National Assembly, Manuel Avendano, said that Venezuela will “reconsider its recognition of the Sahrawi Republic” under Juan Guaido.He added that recognizing the self-proclaimed Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) was more in line with “left ideologies, like those of Nicolas Maduro’s regime” rather than “a real quest for a peaceful and political solution to the dispute over the Sahara.”Guaido also wants a “peaceful solution” to the conflict, adding that they support any “process that would lead to this end, within the framework of the UN.”Morocco and Venezuela experienced diplomatic tension because the Latin country supported the Polisario Front. In the days since Juan Guaido declared himself president on January 23, the majority of South America, the US, and Canada officially supported his presidency. read more


UK central bank firms step up nodeal Brexit preparations

October 12, 2019

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LONDON — U.K. companies have ratcheted up their preparations for a disorderly “no-deal” Brexit over the past couple of months, the Bank of England said Thursday.As well as opting to keep the bank’s main interest rate on hold at 0.75 per cent, the nine-member Monetary Policy Committee voiced concerns about the impact of a series of “cliff-edge” moments over the country’s exit from the European Union.Minutes to the meeting showed that rate-setters were particularly vexed about how “Brexit uncertainties would continue to affect economic activity looking ahead, most notably business investment.”Britain is heading for a “no-deal” Brexit on March 29 if Prime Minister Theresa May fails to win parliamentary support for her withdrawal agreement with the EU. May is meeting EU leaders in Brussels on Thursday in an attempt to get support for a delay to the country’s departure date to June 30.EU leaders have said any short extension would have to be conditional on her Brexit plan getting parliamentary backing. After two heavy rejections in parliament, there are doubts as to whether she will be able to get that. What would happen in that scenario is unclear.Brexit uncertainty has dogged the British economy for nearly three years and that uncertainty has only become more acute over the past few months.Firms appear to be responding to the uncertainty as best they can.According to a special survey conducted by the Bank of England’s agents, around 80 per cent of companies “judged themselves ready” for a disorderly Brexit in which the country crashes out of the European Union with no deal and with no transition to new trading arrangements with the EU. That’s up from around 50 per cent in an equivalent survey conducted in January.However, many of those companies also reported that “there were limits to the degree of readiness that was feasible in the face of the range of possible outcomes in that scenario.”Pan Pylas, The Associated Press read more


Ugandan rebel group stepping up attacks UN refugee agency reports

October 11, 2019

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14 May 2010The United Nations refugee agency today sounded the alarm at the dramatic rise in both the frequency and brutality of attacks against civilians by a notorious Ugandan rebel group operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Sudan and the Central African Republic (CAR). Between 20 March and 6 May, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) carried out at least ten raids in Haut-Mbomou Province in CAR’s far east, claiming 36 lives. Some 10,000 people were uprooted, with more than 400 fleeing across the border into the DRC.The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is working to deliver water, food, plastic sheets and other supplies to the newly-displaced in Haute-Mbomou province.“Roving bands of LRA combatants often prey on unprotected villages in remote areas with very poor roads and communications,” agency spokesperson Melissa Fleming told reporters today in Geneva.“As a result, some of the group’s atrocities remain unknown for long periods,” she added.The epicentre of LRA atrocities is in the Haut-Uele and Bas-Uele districts of Orientale Province, in western DRC. Since December 2008, more than 1,800 people have been killed, 2,500 abducted and 280,000 forced to flee the violence. The violence has also driven 20,000 Congolese to see refugee in Sudan and CAR.Earlier this month, the top UN humanitarian official, during a visit to the DRC, heard first-hand accounts from survivors of LRA violence, including one woman whose lips and ear had been torn off two days ago in a typically barbaric and inexplicable attack. “This is unacceptable. We need a rapid solution to what has become a regional crisis,” Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs John Holmes emphasized at a stop in Niangara, an area in Orientale Province near the DRC’s border with Sudan and CAR.Since August 2009, the groups has carried out increased incursions, forcing refugees already sheltering in the region to relocate, displacing the local population and hampering the provision of much-needed aid, UNHCR said today.On 6 April, the LRA raided the Ezo Napere refugee settlement in Western Equatoria in South Sudan, but the attack – which killed one refugee and injured another – was repulsed by police.The LRA – notorious for abducting children as soldiers and sex slaves – was formed in Uganda in 1986. It set up its first base in Sudan in 1993, spreading to the DRC in 2005 and to CAR in 2009. read more


Refugeereturnees from India ask for land and housing

October 8, 2019

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Jesuraj, a 23-year-old native of Mannar who returned last year, feels that those who are studying in the 10th standard should complete their university education in India before deciding to come back. He acknowledges that not all the educated returnees can be accommodated in the North and the East. Those wanting to migrate to Colombo may face problem when it comes to communication as Sinhala is the main language there. Land and housing are the two major issues that need to be addressed satisfactorily, say refugees who have returned to Sri Lanka’s North from their camps in Tamil Nadu and other parts of India. Only then, the say, can there be a large scale voluntary repatriation of refugees, The Hindu newspaper reported.Anjana Devi and Indira Gandhi, who returned to Sri Lanka 12 years ago, say those who own land in the North should be given a financial package for constructing new houses or rebuilding their old ones. Sasigaran, another refugee returnee, says the Sri Lanka government has to formulate a scheme to take care of livelihood issues of persons like him.Considering these and many other issues, the OfERR (Organisation for Eelam Refugees’ Rehabilitation) has prepared a proposal, covering seven stages such as travel from refugee camps in Tamil Nadu to native villages in the North, subsistence and livelihood. According to the NGO’s calculations, each family will have to be provided with around Rs. 35.5 lakh. They also call for a special programme for the landless. An official in Colombo says the Indian government should come forward to build at least 5,000 houses for refugee-returnees. [About one lakh refugees are in Tamil Nadu including 65,000 in 107 camps. There has been no organised repatriation since March 1995, states a document of the Indian government. However refugees have come back on a piecemeal basis in recent years and since 2011, about 4,700 refugees have returned, says a document of the Sri Lankan government.]Besides, in a submission made to the Public Representation Committee on Constitutional Reforms, S.C. Chandrahasan and S.S ooriyakumary, OfERR’s key office bearers, emphasised that the proposed Constitution should incorporate provisions ensuring the refugees’ inalienable right to return and guaranteeing “a life in safety and dignity”. Harim Peiris, Chairman of the Resettlement Authority in Sri Lanka, wants the Sri Lankan government to have an effective redressal mechanism on land disputes and provide key documents expeditiously.A policymaker wants the Indian and Sri Lankan governments to form a joint task force at the earliest. Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran says that apart from the Central governments in the two countries, the Tamil Nadu government and the administration of the Northern Province should be involved. (Colombo Gazette) read more


Annan urges world trade talks to take steps to boost exports of

October 6, 2019

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“Trade has been a critical force for development,” Mr. Annan said in a message delivered by Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), to the Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO), which has convened in Hong Kong to continue the so-called Doha Round of world trade talks that aim for more equitable global commerce.“Development – real gains in real peoples’ lives – remains the primary benchmark for success of the Doha Round,” he said. “Whatever other smaller steps your negotiations achieve, development writ large is the standard against which your efforts will be judged.”The Secretary-General said that in the past four years there have been some laudable initiatives to advance this cause, and to address the marginalization of developing countries, particularly least-developed, landlocked and small-island States.However, purveyors of goods and services in developing countries continue to be subjected to protectionism in precisely those areas where they can be most competitive, he said, pointing to crop subsidies in developed countries as particularly harmful since they reduce the prices that farmers in developing countries receive for their produce.At the same time, he acknowledged that subsidies and protectionist measures are politically popular in rich countries. For that reason he urged them to reject not just protectionism, but populism as well. “They will have to speak honestly to their people about the changing economies of the 21st century, and about global interdependence and the fact that prosperity elsewhere means prosperity and jobs at home,” he said, adding that they will also have to help vulnerable people in their own societies with training and other support. Just before the opening of the trade talks today, Anwarul K. Chowdhury, the UN High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States affirmed that the world’s 50 least developed countries had only a 0.64 percent share of world exports in 2004, even though they represent 11 per cent of the global population. read more


Put nice smelling soap in changing rooms to encourage girls into sport

September 25, 2019

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first_img“Now I am afraid it has got much younger. I think we are seeing earlier maturation, so we are realising girls are dropping out of activities at age eight and nine.”Baroness Campbell, who began her career as a school PE teacher at girls’ school in Manchester, told The Telegraph that girls are bombarded with images of celebrities on social media, which is “affecting how they see themselves, it’s affecting their view that sport is not for them”.“We’ve got a lot to think through if we want to keep girls involved: the kit they wear, what showers they use,” she said. “Even simple things like is there a decent smelling soap in the toilets? Boys don’t give a toss about any of that, but girls do.“Quite often in primary school you change in the classroom. If you’re a self conscious girl and all the boys are in the classroom, there are some issues there.” Georgina Twigg, Crista Cullen, Susannah Townsend, Hollie Webb and Laura Unsworth pose after they were awarded MBEs Baroness Sue Campbell head of women’s football at the FACredit:UPPA/Photoshot Last August, the Government set out its Childhood Obesity Plan, which found that there has been a steady decrease in the percentage of girls aged eight to ten who exercise the recommended 60 minutes per day,  from 22 per cent in 2008 to 16 per cent in 2012.Public Health England commissioned the Youth Sport Trust and Loughborough University to research ways to increase physical activity in girls aged eight to ten.The Youth Sport Trust, a charity which Baroness Campbell helped to set up and now chairs, ran a pilot project from March to September last year.They found that there is a “steeper average decline” in physical activity of girls than their male peers at primary school. This September the Youth Sport Trust will roll out their new strategy for promoting PE at primary schools across the country, which focuses giving girls more choice about what kind of sports they do.They also recommend that girls are taught sports separately to boys, with the emphasis on “fun and enjoyment” rather than competition. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Olympic hockey gold medallists Georgina Twigg, Crista Cullen, Susannah Townsend, Hollie Webb and Laura Unsworth pose after they were awarded MBEs during an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham PalaceCredit:Getty Images Baroness Campbell said that sports lessons must not be confined to netball and hockey – which only appeal to a “small proportion” of girls –  but should include more “feminine” options like dance, Zumba and trampolining.“We’ve got a huge job to do to. We’ve got to learn to ask girls what they want,” she said. “We’ve got to continue to provide those [traditional sports] but they are competitive and not all girls want to be competitive”. She said primary schools should offer a wider curriculum of sport, adding: “Dance would be a classic example, trampolining , Zumba, it’s often things that in their mind relate to being feminine”. center_img Put nice smelling soap in changing rooms to encourage girls to play sport, a Football Association chief has said, as she reveals that girls as young as eight are now dropping out of sports lessons because they fear exercise is not feminine.Baroness Sue Campbell, who is head of women’s football at the FA, said that the steep decline in physical activity in primary school girls is a major concern for policy makers.“We used to believe that most girls stayed in sport until about age 14 or 15 and then dropped out because they didn’t want to look muscley,” said Baroness Campbell, the former chair of UK Sport who oversaw Team GB’s success at the London and Beijing Olympics. ‘Decent smelling soap in the toilets’, can help encourage girl pupils to play sport, said Baroness Sue CampbellCredit:Alamy 'Decent smelling soap in the toilets', can help encourage girl pupils to play sport, said Baroness Sue Campbell Baroness Campbell said that another major challenge with young girls is emotional illness.“There is more self-harming than we have ever had before. If you ask any headteachers, this will tell you that this starts in primary school, mong nine and ten-year-olds,” she said.“We’ve got obesity and we’ve got this growing emotional stuff  and my view is that physical activity is a counter balance for both physical fitness and emotional wellness”. Baroness Sue Campbell,last_img read more


Death of woman in Donegal house being treated as a sudden death

September 21, 2019

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first_img GARDAÍ AREN’T TREATING as suspicious the death of a woman whose body was found in Co Donegal over the weekend. The woman, aged in her 40s, was found dead at a house on Lough Road, Milford early yesterday morning. Gardaí had been waiting until the State Pathologist carried out a post-mortem investigation before determining the course of their investigation.Following a post-mortem examination today, Gardaí are now treating the matter as a “sudden death” and a file will be prepared for the Coroner. Sunday 12 May 2019, 6:00 PM By Gráinne Ní Aodha May 12th 2019, 6:00 PM 21,182 Views Short URL Share6 Tweet Email A section of Lough Road as it leads into Milford, Co Donegal. Image: Google Mapscenter_img Image: Google Maps https://jrnl.ie/4631570 1 Comment A section of Lough Road as it leads into Milford, Co Donegal. Death of woman in Donegal house being treated as a ‘sudden death’ The woman was found dead in the bedroom of a house early yesterday morning. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more


Apple et sa carte SIM intégrée attendront 2012

September 20, 2019

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first_imgApple et sa carte SIM intégrée attendront 2012Apple a provoqué un séisme dans le monde du mobile en annonçant l’arrivée prochaine d’une carte SIM intégrée dans ses iPhone. Mais les opérateurs mobiles ne se sont pas laissés faire.Les opérateurs mobiles ont fait front face à Apple. La firme à la pomme a été obligée de retarder le lancement de son projet de carte SIM intégrée dans les iPhone à 2012, selon Les Echos. Les opérateurs mobiles ont protesté et menacé de ne pas vendre l’iPhone durant les fêtes de fin d’année si la carte puce intégrée était mise sur le marché. Apple a dû faire machine arrière.Cette innovation permettrait aux usagers de bénéficier d’une carte SIM déjà intégrée dans le mobile lors de son achat dans les magasins Apple ou en ligne (voir notre article). Ainsi, le consommateur pourrait choisir parmi les opérateurs après l’achat du téléphone. Cela réduirait considérablement l’influence de ces derniers puisque le client n’aurait pas à voir un conseiller pour activer son terminal.Le 22 novembre 2010 à 12:22 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


NouvelleCalédonie le phénomène La Nina favorise les maladies virales

September 20, 2019

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first_imgNouvelle-Calédonie : le phénomène La Nina favorise les maladies viralesA l’origine de pluies et de chaleurs record en Nouvelle-Calédonie, le phénomène climatique la Nina encourage la propagation sur l’archipel de maladies virales telles que le chikungunya, la leptospirose ou la dengue, alerte le Service des actions sanitaires de la DASS.Favorisé par les conditions climatiques engendrées par La Nina, le chikungunya vient de faire son apparition en Nouvelle-Calédonie. Si deux des quatre personnes atteintes de la maladie ont été victimes de celle importée d’Indonésie, les deux autres sont autochtones, rapporte le site de la fondation Ushuaïa. Par ailleurs, des épidémies de dengue, elle aussi transmise par les moustiques, sévissent régulièrement sur l’archipel du Pacifique sud, et le climat chaud et humide provoqué par La Nina encourage encore plus la prolifération des insectes.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Un programme d’urgence de lutte contre les moustiques a alors été mis en place, tandis que de nombreux tests sont chaque jour réalisés à l’Institut Pasteur de Nouvelle-Calédonie afin que les nouveaux cas soient détectés le plus rapidement possible.En outre, la leptospirose, maladie infectieuse également appelée “maladie du rat”, a tué depuis le début de l’année quatre des 75 personnes qui l’ont contractée. Cette maladie se propage par les eaux ou sur des sols souillés par de l’urine d’animal et notamment celle des rats et des cochons. Si elle peut être soignée par des antibiotiques, la leptospirose provoque une forte fièvre et des nausées, et peut rapidement devenir grave si elle n’est pas traitée à temps. Le 20 mars 2011 à 11:32 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


Minnesota South Carolina Associations are Top Membership States for Quarter

September 16, 2019

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first_imgThe Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) and South Carolina Corn and Soybean Association (SCCSA) are the second quarter winners of the ASA State Association Quarterly Membership Challenge. The challenge is an effort to recognize state associations with the top overall growth and top percentage growth for a quarter. The first quarterly challenge started April 1 and concluded on June 30.MSGA was the top overall state in membership growth by adding 239 members between April and June. SCCSA was the top overall state in percentage growth with a 36 percent increase in membership during the same quarter.“ASA congratulates Minnesota and South Carolina for their efforts to grow their state and ASA membership,” said Bob Worth, ASA Membership and Corporate Relations Chairman. “ASA’s success is based on the strong efforts of our recruiters and state associations to tell our story about how ASA is helping to increase soybean producers’ profitability.”The State Quarterly Membership Challenge continues with the current quarter of July 1 through September 30. The winning state associations each receive $500 to use for their state association activities.The ASA State Quarterly Challenge is a component of the ASA Membership Program and is sponsored in part by DuPont Pioneer and AGCO Corporation.last_img read more


Final fuel spill cleanup near Paxson may be delayed

September 9, 2019

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first_imgAn estimated 4,329 gallons of diesel fuel leaked out of the forward compartment of a 10,000-gallon fuel tank that overturned when the driver wrecked on Jan. 10 around milepost 164.4 of the Richardson Highway. No fuel leaked from a 5,000-gallon secondary “pup trailer” that the double-tanker truck was also pulling.(Photo: Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation)Cleanup has resumed along a stretch of the Richardson Highway near Paxson, where more than 4,000 gallons of diesel was spilled when a Fairbanks-based tanker wrecked in January. But it may take years to clean up all the contamination.Listen nowAbout 4,300 gallons of diesel spilled when the Colville Transport double-tanker truck hit the ditch on Jan. 9th near milepost 164 of the Richardson Highway, about 20 miles south of Paxson. Colville and its cleanup contractors began work on the spill, but soon realized they’d be unable to remove all of the contaminated material, because the fuel had soaked into the roadbed on which the highway was built.“The release that occurred at milepost 164 is specifically complicated, because it did run under the roadway,” Ashley Adamczak said. She’s an environmental program specialist with the state Department of Environmental Conservation office in Fairbanks. “And short of digging up the Richardson Highway, then there’s going to be a contamination mass that’s left behind.”Adamczak said DEC officials are overseeing resumption of the cleanup, and she said the agency, along with Colville and its contractors, are working with the federal Bureau of Land Management, which administers the land outside of the highway right-of-way, to figure out how to remove as much contaminated material as possible without creating additional problems.“What’s the slope, the excavation that we can do without causing a potential safety hazard for the Richardson Highway stabilization?” Adamczak said. “How much vegetation can we remove from the surface, and how far out can we go and disturb that area for the landowners?”Adamczak said DEC along with Colville and its contractors also have been coordinating with the state Department of Transportation on cleaning up the contamination. She said officials with the two agencies also are talking about completing the cleanup when the Transportation Department rebuilds that section of highway, as it’s been doing on some of the worst stretches of the road over the several years.“When they do rebuild that section of the road,” Adamczak said, “what can we kind of anticipate on the front end to get ready for that removal of soil when they do rebuild the road?”Transportation department spokeswoman Meadow Bailey confirmed there’ve been discussions with DEC on the cleanup and its complications.“We recognize that there is an issue there, and we’re trying to design some solutions or some mitigation,” Bailey said. She confirmed the department’s list of projects includes one calling for reconstruction of the Richardson from milepost 159 to 167.“The Rich 159 through 167 is currently in design,” Bailey said. “There are additional Richardson Highway projects that are also in the design phase. That said, construction is probably several years out. And there currently is not funding identified for construction.”Adamczak said Colville and its contractors are expected to remove some 1,300 cubic yards of soil and vegetation from areas alongside the highway before breakup, if possible. That’s more than 50 truckloads with a semi/tractor-pulled dump trailer.last_img read more


35 cows found dead in Prayagraj cow shelter

September 6, 2019

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first_imgPRAYAGRAJ: Thirty-five cows were found dead at a temporary shelter in Kandi village in Bahadurpur in Prayagraj district on Friday, sending shock waves in the area. Continuous rains and lightning are said to be the main cause behind the deaths. “We believe that the cattle died due to lightning. This seems to be the reason prima facie,” District Magistrate Bhanu Chandra Goswami told reporters. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us The incident has come to light just days after Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed officials to ensure that the cow sheds are self-reliant and all facilities are provided to the animals in order to protect them. Last week, more than a dozen cows died due to hunger at a cow shelter in Kannauj. The deaths triggered protests by locals outside the cow shelter. According to the locals, at least 15 cows have died or went missing while the shelter workers took half a dozen cows away on loaders.last_img read more


Pristine 106yearold Fruit Cake Uncovered In Antarctica

September 1, 2019

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first_imgStay on target Staring at Seagulls May Help Avoid Food TheftWe Now Know the DNA of Guacamole Clark Griswold’s boss received his more than his fair share of fruit cake in Christmas Vacation, but you can bet none of them had any historical significance. Not like the one recently discovered at Cape Adare in Eastern Antarctica.What’s so special about this particular fruit cake? For starters, it’s 106 years old. It was also among the provisions taken to Antarctica by members of Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s historic Terra Nova expedition in 1910.The cake was still sealed in the tin (what’s left of it, anyway) Huntley & Palmers placed it in when the company baked it more than a century ago. Its paper wrapper was slightly torn, but the cake itself was in nearly pristine condition. According to the Antarctic Heritage Trust, the cake “looked and smelled (almost) edible.” To be fair, the same could be said of most of the store-bought fruitcakes I’ve encountered during the holidays over the years.The conservators note that fruit cake is “an ideal high-energy food for Antarctic conditions,” adding that it’s “still a favorite item on modern trips to the Ice.”Its packaging has been de-acidified and what’s left of the tin container has been given a protective coating. Crews are actually refinishing the building site where the fruit cake and numerous other artifacts were recovered. Once they’ve finished their work on the huts (which were built in the late 19th century by Norweigian explorers) the fruitcake will be returned to its rightful home in Cape Adare.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more