first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain inaugurated a ‘digital seva kendra’ of BSES in Paschim Vihar on Saturday to provide seamless and hassle-free services to consumers. In a statement, power distribution company BSES said the state-of-the-art digital service centre has been set up in the lines of Passport Seva Kendras. It will offer “quick, convenient and hassle-free single-window services” to consumers, the discom said. It stated that consumer can apply for a host of services such as new connection, and load, name and category change at the centre. The service centre, the seventh such facility run by BSES, will cater to over five lakh customers across Punjabi Bagh, Nangloi and Mundka.last_img read more

first_imgNow that Telluride is over and Venice is winding down, it’s time to turn our attention to a huge film festival that re-screens films from other festivals while also premiering a host of interesting fare. It’s time for the Toronto International Film Festival, where much of the fall movie season is unveiled, where awards campaigns take flight and sputter out, and where, at least once, Blake Lively played a blind person. What awaits us at this year’s festival? Let’s take a look.The New StuffT.I.F.F. screens something like 400 films (and this is after an initiative to reduce the size of its slate), so this is by no means a comprehensive list of what’s on offer; some things are bound to get missed or overlooked. The first Thursday of the festival sees the premiere of On Chesil Beach, an adaptation of a slim, devastating little Ian McEwan novel, starring Saoirse Ronan, who will also have Telluride hit Lady Bird at the festival. Chesil Beach has a pretty small profile at the moment, but as Brooklyn proved two years ago, you should never underestimate a small period literary adaptation starring Saoirse Ronan.Charlie Hunnam stars in a remake of prison escape drama Papillon, co-starring Rami Malek. The director is a Danish guy who has mostly done documentaries, so who knows what to expect. But that cast has me intrigued. I’m similarly curious about Outside In, starring Edie Falco and Jay Duplass and directed by Lynn Shelton, whose Your Sister’s Sister and Laggies I love. Also, any chance to see Falco on the big screen is one we should all take. Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement There’s no way I’m missing Molly’s Game, because why wouldn’t I be curious about a movie written and directed by Aaron Sorkin (making his directorial debut, no less) and starring Jessica Chastain as a woman running a high-class underground gambling ring? Could be a mess, could be brilliant. I’m hoping for the latter.I feel the same way about I, Tonya, the Tonya Harding biopic starring Margot Robbie as the scandal-plagued Olympic figure skater. The film is directed by Craig Gillespie, who’s had an erratic career, veering from twee indie (Lars and the Real Girl) to horror remake (the actually pretty good Fright Night), from a Disney sports dud (Million Dollar Arm) to a Disney rescue dud (The Finest Hours). So who knows what I, Tonya will be. Though, when I interviewed Allison Janney, who plays Harding’s mom in the film, earlier this year, she told me, “I get to do some of the cruelest, darkest comedy I’ve ever been a part of. I have high hopes for it.” That sounds promising, right?You know what else sounds promising? Kate Winslet and Idris Elba bonding, and possibly doing it, on top of a mountain. Which is just what happens in The Mountain Between Us, a plane-crash survival thriller that is such a weird choice for both actors, but what the hell. I must find out what this movie is all about—meaning, whether or not they do it on top of that mountain—so I will be first in line in Toronto.I’m a bit more reserved about Brie Larson’s directorial debut, Unicorn Store, a comedy about a wacky young artist who has to prove she’s worthy of taking care of an actual unicorn when a mysterious store owner played by Samuel L. Jackson offers her one. That sounds like . . . a lot. But a lot isn’t necessarily bad! Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgOTTAWA – Business law experts say it’s highly difficult, if not impossible, to build a firewall around a company’s potentially sensitive data and other intellectual property when it’s the target of a takeover bid.Concerns over access to such information are said to be a key reason why the federal government rejected a Chinese state-controlled company’s bid to acquire the Toronto-based Aecon Group Inc. construction firm.Earlier this week, the Trudeau government cited reasons of national security for its decision to block Aecon’s $1.5-billion purchase by CCCC International Holding Ltd. (CCCI).A senior government source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to the delicate nature of the file, said there were major concerns that the acquisition would have given China access to a wealth of sensitive data and intellectual property held by Aecon from its work on some of Canada’s most-critical infrastructure.Aecon has a long history of construction in Canada and has worked on many key projects such as the CN Tower, Vancouver’s SkyTrain, the St. Lawrence Seaway, the Halifax shipyard, the Toronto subway and the refurbishment of Ontario’s Bruce nuclear power facility.Colin Walker, a managing partner with Crosbie and Company Inc., in Toronto, said buying a company means obtaining all the assets that come with it, including historical information.“Some of those records may be physical and some of them may be in people’s memories — so maybe it’s hard to put a fence around that,” Walker said Friday.“The question might be, what kind of stuff could be there that would be contentious or of interest or damaging or a security threat?”Other experts in the field said that, technically speaking, mitigation agreements can sometimes be part of these deals as a way to try and shield historical information from the buyer.But such an agreement would rely heavily on monitoring and the good faith that parties involved will behave in the way they promised, said one expert, who spoke on condition of anonymity.“To the extent there were concerns about access to this sensitive information, one of the reasons that they don’t always accept these firewall arrangements is that they can’t be guaranteed that people will abide by it,” the expert said.The months-long review by Canada’s intelligence agencies looked at CCCI’s international record and its other, similar transactions and found there was seller’s remorse in some jurisdictions, the government source said.On Thursday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered few details when asked about Ottawa’s confidential decision-making process behind the rejection.“They made a very clear recommendation that proceeding with this transaction was not in the national security interests of Canada,” Trudeau said.He suggested the decision was made, at least in part, to maintain Canadian control of key assets — such as the energy grid.In doing so, Trudeau specifically pointed to the case of Australia, where he said people suddenly realized that “a significant portion of their energy grid, for example, is owned and controlled by a government that is not their own.”State Grid Corp., owned by the Chinese government, has sizable power assets in Australia.In 2015, CCCI acquired one of Australia’s largest engineering and construction firms. Five years earlier, it purchased an offshore architecture and engineering firm based in Houston.On Thursday, China’s ambassador to Canada said he was very disappointed with the Trudeau government’s move to reject the takeover — and that he hoped the decision was not guided by “prejudice” towards his country’s state-owned companies.Chinese state-owned enterprises, like CCCI, are no different from multinational firms in western countries in the sense that they want to expand their profits while strictly adhering to the rules of the market, Lu Shaye told The Canadian Press in an interview.Lu warned the move would “attack the confidence” of Chinese investors seeking Canadian opportunities, but said Beijing would remain committed to deepening its ties with Canada.Stewart Beck, president and CEO of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, said while he thinks it’s important to trust the security-review process, he was “somewhat disappointed” by the outcome because he thinks the Aecon deal would’ve been good for Canada, even though the public might have had concerns with it.A poll by Beck’s organization found that only 11 per cent of Canadians supported investment by Chinese state-owned enterprises.“My hope is that it wasn’t a function of politics,” said Beck, who believes there are implications when it comes to Canada’s business relationship with China.“From my time in China, I’ve learned that the Chinese have a tremendous number of levers that they can pull and you just never know which lever they will pull.”Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgMumbai: The Sensex and Nifty opened higher on Friday following firm Asian markets along with gains in the pivotal banking stocks. Sentiments continued to be upbeat on Friday over sustained inflows of foreign funds which has supported the equities and the domestic currency alike. The rupee gained against the US dollar and selling in export-oriented IT and technology stocks was, hence, seen during the early trade. Almost all other sectoral indices traded in the green. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal The Sensex of the BSE opened at 38,452.47 from its previous close at 38,386.75 on Wednesday. Markets were closed on Thursday on the occasion of Holi. At 9.19 a.m., the Sensex traded at 38,502.86 up 116.11 points or 0.30 per cent. The Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) opened at 11,549.20 after closing at 11,521.05 on Wednesday. The Nifty traded at 11,554.95 during the morning trade session, up 33.90 points and 0.29 per cent. Foreign Institutional Investors bought stocks worth Rs 1,771.61 crore on Wednesday while Domestic Institutional Investors sold scrips worth Rs 1,323.17 crore.last_img read more

Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter believes the promises of his Sri Lankan counterpart are realistic: “I am convinced that this government is willing to ensure the safety of returnees…people can go back but one must be careful, especially in the north. But that will probably improve in the coming months.” She said a recent visit to the island confirmed that torture was still carried out.In summer 2013, Switzerland sent back two Tamil asylum seekers who were arrested on the island. One of them remained locked up for over a year and was allegedly tortured. Switzerland reacted by stopping returns to Sri Lanka and a readmission accord was put on ice. So far, the authorities have only returned a handful of individuals to Sri Lanka against their will (six in 2015).Samaraweera insists, however, that things have changed: “Since the change of government a year ago things are totally different. The new government does not tolerate arrests of returnees.” On Thursday during his visit to the Swiss capital, Sri Lanka’s foreign minister, Mangala Samaraweera, urged citizens to return home. “In our view, this step comes too early,” Adrian Schuster, a Sri Lanka expert at the Swiss Refugee Council, told Swiss public radio. “We have received reports that in 2015 returning people were arrested or abducted in Sri Lanka.” “We encourage citizens to return to take part in the reconstruction of the country,” he said. “We guarantee the safety of citizens who return to the country.”Amnesty International, however, also has serious misgivings. The general situation has improved since the launch of the reconciliation process, says Nadia Boehlen, spokesperson for the Swiss branch: “But there is an anti-terrorist law that allows the state to lock people up and the demilitarization of the North and Northeast has not yet taken place, neither have people had their land returned.” Following their talks in Bern, the two ministers signed a memorandum of understanding on regular political consultations. They also agreed to explore the possibility of a migration partnership. Talks on technical details will be held soon.The two ministers also agreed that in addition to cooperating on peacebuilding and human rights, there is potential for strengthening cooperation between the two countries in particular in the areas of economic relations (trade volume in 2015: CHF300 million), migration, education and cultural exchanges.The Swiss humanitarian aid programme in Sri Lanka is coming to an end this April after 13 years of reconstruction work in the wake of the tsunami and recurrent outbreaks of conflict. Swiss efforts on the island will nevertheless continue in two areas – support for emigrating Sri Lankan workers and reconciliation work. (Colombo Gazette) Swiss non-governmental groups say it is still too early for asylum seekers to go back to Sri Lanka.Around 50,000 people from Sri Lanka live in Switzerland, mostly Tamils, who fled the island’s 30-year civil war that ended in 2009. Sri Lanka would like them to return and certain Swiss NGOs are alarmed by the prospect. read more

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada has given the green light to a pair of British Columbia class-action suits alleging a global price-fixing conspiracy by electronics firms.The suits, filed by Whistler, B.C., businessman Neil Godfrey, allege the companies overcharged buyers of optical disc drives and products containing them, such as computers and video-game consoles.The cases, involving more than 40 defendants, including powerhouses such as Sony, Toshiba, Samsung, Philips, Panasonic and Pioneer, were certified as class actions, decisions upheld on appeal.Godfrey is seeking compensation for all B.C. residents who purchased the products between Jan. 1, 2004, and Jan. 1, 2010.The proposed class also includes so-called umbrella purchasers — people who bought products that were not made or supplied by the companies in question — based on the theory that the conspiracy led other manufacturers to set higher prices as well.Godfrey launched the main action in September 2010, but a separate one against Pioneer did not come until August 2013, leading the company to argue it began after the expiry of a two-year limitation period.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 20, 2019.The Canadian Press read more

first_imgTwo Aumund arched-plate apron feeders, each with a conveying capacity of 6000 t/h, are heading for northern Mauretania. They will be employed there by a leading mining company for bunker unloading of iron-sinter, crushed and ground iron-ore as well as iron-pellets. Delivery is planned for June of this year. With their arched-shaped plates, Aumund arched-plate apron feeders form a surface which makes cleaning possible with a scraper. The task of regulating unloading capacity is performed by a speed-controlled drive. The lighter versions of these feeders can, by the way, also be equipped with a weighing rail and frequency-controlled drive and be employed as a weigh-feeder. Over the last decade the transport infrastructure in Mauritania, as well as the ore stockyards and shipunloading facilities, have been continually modernised in order to further expand the ore business. This is already one of the most important revenue sources for the West African country. The industrial group, in which the State has a 70% shareholding, yields approximately half of its revenues from this sector.Aumund’s conveying and storage specialists have special expertise at their disposal when dealing with bulk materials. With their high degree of individuality, both its technically sophisticated as well as innovative products have contributed to the Aumund Group today being a market leader in many areas of conveying and storage technology. The manufacturing companies Aumund Förder­technik GmbH, Schade Lagertechnik GmbH, B&W Mechanical Handling as well as Aumund Logistik GmbH are consolidated under the umbrella of the Group. In conjunction with the headquarters of the manufacturing companies, the global conveying and storage technology business is spearheaded by a total of eight locations in Asia, Europe, North and South America.last_img read more

argentinabrazilcalendareduarda amorimPan American ChampionshipparaguayPHFPuerto Ricouruguay Holidays are, without a doubt, one the best parts of the year. Hardly anyone can disagree with that. And hardly anyone could disagree that, for an athlete, holidays are more than essential. Their bodies are their mean of work; and while part of their jobs is to keep it fit by training and eating healthy (among other things) resting remains one of the keys for a long career.It is not new that players from Pan America have been in disadvantage in this regards compared to their teammates in European clubs, but until now, this issue doesn’t seem to have caught enough attention, or it hasn’t been voiced with the required strength. You may be wondering what’s that disadvantage I’m talking about. Simply put: the adults’ Pan American Championships are usually played at a time when players who play in Europe are either at the end of the season or already looking forward to putting their feet on the sand (if they’re the beachgoers type, of course). So yes, athletes from Pan America have been relegating their holidays to meet the commitments with their national teams. But they’re getting tired of it.These situations could lead to troublesome relationships between the national teams and the clubs. Players have to attend trainings with their national squads and sacrifice resting time that is crucial for their bodies towards the beginning of a new season. It wouldn’t be absurd if a club prevented their players to be present in these tournaments, considering that they are their employers. It has happened in the past, and it’s certainly not the best scenario for the continental prospect.That being said, it is clear that the Pan American calendar of competitions is something that could be improved in order for the players to have the same amount of holidays as their colleagues from Europe.The last men’s Pan American championship was played in June of 2016. Holidays are too short for the Pan American players.The most recent Pan American tournament was the women’s edition, held in Argentina last June. By the time the event had started, nearly 20 of the participating athletes were devoting their precious resting time to competing in a tournament that serves a qualifier for a World Championship. It was during that week in Buenos Aires that America’s currently most decorated player in Europe, Brazilian Eduarda Amorim, met with Mario Moccia, president of the PHF (Panamerican Handball Federation) to express the concern of a large group of players, not only from Brazil, but from the rest of Pan America as well; the concern that the calendar did not match the athletes’ resting periods and did not fall into an IHF week. She left Buenos Aires with the impression that the subject would be taken into consideration and treated in the upcoming PHF sessions.Amorim was not exaggerating when she said she talked on behalf of a large group of players. But I decided to make a poll to find out the extent of this concern. A total of 107 players answered a brief and anonimous questionaire that inquired them about the Pan American calendar and suggested dates. An impressive 88 out of 107 athletes from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Puerto Rico and Uruguay (both men and women), answered that they would like the Pan American dates of the continental tournament to be revised and modified by the PHF. Of those 107 athletes, a total of 52 currently play in Europe. This means that this is not a concern that reaches only those who have a professional career in handball and a much tighter match schedule, but also those who are still playing in their own countries.But that was only one side of the story, so I went on to look for the word from the PHF. The official answer was the same as the one received by Győri AUDI ETO KC’s left back: the subject would be looked into, sooner or later, by the PHF board. I would later find out that I was not the only one asking for an insight from the Pan American Federation. The EHPU (European Handball Players Union), through its president, Michael Sahl Hansen (director of the Danish handball players union, Håndbold Spiller Foreningen), had already sent two letters to the PHF, asking for a meeting to talk about the concern from a group of South American players working in Europe. The letters, sent on April 19th and June 20th, are still unanswered.On the radio show from Argentina, Handball de Primera, Hansen explained how the EHPU found out about this matter: “We’ve been in contact with the players, specially in France and Spain, where most of them play, and the unions from those countries have also been in touch with them. So this is not something that we as EHPU came up with, but rather something we found out through our direct contact with the players from Argentina, Brazil and Chile, for example”.“Sadly we have not received any letters or feedback from the president of the PHF. Our letter was to request a meeting with him because our concerns are the players’ health and safety. The best players from the South American countries play in Europe, and here we’re used to having holidays in the Summer time, and that’s when the Pan American Championships are scheduled”, continued Hansen. His suggestion, as that of most of the protagonists, is that the tournaments could be moved to January and December, when the men’s and women’s European championships respectively are played. This would mean that everyone would have holidays at the same and no sacrifices would have to be made in order top play for the national teams in the most important continental tournament.A total of 107 players from 5 countries answered the poll. 88 of them are requesting a change.The last question of the poll inquired athletes about the injuries: Do you think that a change in the Panamerican calendar would help prevent injuries caused by excess of work load or lack of rest? An overwhelming 95% of the answers were for the ‘Yes’. This might be the most important matter with this regards. It’s not a mere whim, but a need.The fact is that the players are requesting the PHF to take action. And the truth is that, for the sake of Pan American handball, this should be discussed as soon as possible before the athletes, who are the main actors, start missing the tournaments. It is great to see South American players succeeding in Europe, it means that the sport is slowly growing, and these players are our most important asset.The next Pan American commitment will be the men’s tournament, which will be hosted by Greenland and will be the qualification stage for Germany-Denmark 2019 and will certainly not take place on January of 2018, time’s ticking and there’s no way to advance the dates (which have not be fixed yet) on such short notice. But there’s still plenty of time to analize this imperative issue make the necessary arrangements to have the next women’s tournament while France hosts the EHF Euro on December of next year. On a personal note, I wouldn’t like to see the next Pan American Championships without our greatest stars, or even worse, I wouldn’t like to see our greatest stars sidelined due to injury caused by excessive work load. The issue is raised, now it’s time to act. ← Previous Story VOX POPULI: Dragon ball effect or Invincibles from Balaton? Next Story → Groups are ready for Asian Championship 2018 in Korea read more

first_imgSpanish manager Marcelino Garcia Toral believe the UEFA Champions League group for Valencia is difficult but not impossibleSpanish La Liga side Valencia has been drawn into one of the most difficult groups of the 2018-2019 UEFA Champions League.The Spanish team will have to play against Italy’s Juventus, England’s Manchester United and Switzerland’s Young Boys.But Valencia coach Marcelino Garcia Toral believes that while the group is difficult, it is not impossible to qualify to the next round.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“It’s a difficult group and we knew that being in the third pot would expose us to risks, but there’s nothing impossible in life and that includes this group,” Marcelino told the official Valencia radio station as quoted by Football Italia.“It’s an attractive group, exciting for us and the fans. We’ll try to go through to the next phase and after six games we’ll see where we are.”“Our hope and ambition are to keep going. I’m certain Juventus and Manchester United will consider Valencia to be a minefield and it’ll be very motivating for us against these opponents,” he added.last_img read more

first_imgThe Insurance Institute for Highway Safety goes a step above and beyond federal crash tests, subjecting new cars to an ever-changing battery of tests that seeks to force automakers to continually tweak their cars to improve passenger safety. The Institute’s latest effort brings that focus to the back seat.The IIHS on Thursday published a story in which the group claims that back seat safety has long existed at a disadvantage compared to occupants in the front row. Thus, the IIHS is working to develop a new vehicle evaluation that will get automakers to improve their safety systems for back seat passengers. It’s currently researching exactly how to evaluate these improvements in the future.”Manufacturers have put a lot of work into improving protection for drivers and front-seat passengers. Our moderate overlap front crash test and, more recently, our driver-side and passenger-side small overlap front tests are a big reason why,” said David Harkey, president of IIHS, in a statement. “We hope a new evaluation will spur similar progress in the back seat.”Enlarge ImageYes, there are already some airbags back there, but that doesn’t mean the second row is as safe as it could be. IIHS The Institute isn’t just talking about seatbelts, but rather the entire ecosystem of safety that also includes airbags. In its release, the IIHS notes that front-seat occupants relish in a variety of safety systems, from seatbelt tensioners that grip the occupant in a crash to a number of airbags on all sides that help soften the blow of a collision. Those in the rear seat do have seatbelts and side airbags, but there are no front-facing airbags back there, nor does every automaker equip its second-row belts with force limiters and tensioners. To reinforce the reason for its decision, the IIHS published a new study that examined 117 frontal crashes where rear-seat occupants suffered serious injury or death. According to this study, the most common type of serious injury was to the chest, which force limiters could help mitigate. A number of the cases that the IIHS looked at pointed out that those in the second row suffered more severe injuries than people riding up front. The Institute also suggested that automakers might want to find a way to add front airbags to the rear seats, as well, but it noted that no automaker has done that yet.The IIHS also noted that it’s not the group’s responsibility to recommend specific types of new safety systems. Rather, its evaluation is intended to spur automakers to innovate on their own and create a solution that, at its base level, makes the car a safer place to be for every passenger. Tags Car Industry Auto Tech 2019 Lexus LS 500h review: Full-size hybrid offers luxury with tradeoffs 2018 Audi Q7: Rockin’ the suburbs More From Roadshow 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata review: Club life isn’t for everyone, and that’s OKcenter_img 0 11 Photos Share your voice Check out the gory details in Honda’s IIHS crash-tested HR-V nulllast_img read more

first_imgDenali National Park’s long studied and once popularly viewed East Fork wolf pack is likely no longer. Several members of the park entrance area wolf group have been killed on state land, and the famed pack’s status is unknown.Listen nowDenali wolf (Photo courtesy of National Park service)Denali’s East Fork wolf pack declined to just one known female and 2 pups earlier this summer. That after the pack’s last other member, a radio collared male, was spotted dead at a hunting camp on state land off the Stampede Trail in May.  Park Service wildlife biologist Bridget Borg says it’s impossible to know for sure if the mother wolf and her pups survived after her mate’s death, but there’s been no recent sign of the animals, and their den appears empty.”We investigated a den site after,” Borg said. “There was clear evidence it was not being used as evidenced by vegetation that was growing around the entrance to the den site.”The apparent demise of the East Fork pack comes amidst a broader steep decline of Park based wolves to around 50 animals.  The low point is attributed to more than human harvest outside the park, but it appears to be a significant mortality factor for entrance area wolves. Borg points to the human caused deaths of 3 of 4 East Fork Pack radio collared animals in the last year.”If we just look at the collared wolf mortalities for this past 75% died as a result of snaring or being shot,” Borg said. “So this is really high compared to our previously published rate of less than 20%.”Sean McGuire is with the small Fairbanks based advocacy group Alaskans for Wildlife.“They’re allowing a handful of people to gun them down or trap them,” McGuire said. “We feel it’s a scandal.”McGuire said the loss of Denali’s East Fork Pack takes with it valuable opportunity for Park entrance area wolf viewing, as well as a lot of history.”This wolf pack has been probably the most viewed wolf pack in world history. It’s been studied continuously for 70 years. This was the pack that Adoplh Murie originally wrote the classic Wolves of Mt. McKinley.”The Park’s Borg agreed it’s unfortunate to lose track of the long tenured and well followed East Fork group.”But we should note that the potential loss of this pack doesn’t really mean the loss of the lineage of these wolves,” Borg said. “For example, the Riley Creek pack was actually founded by an East Fork female. In the summer one of her pups has dispersed and apparently found a mate and seems to be seeking out a territory along the park road corridor between Toklat and Wonder Lake.”State wildlife officials point to robust wolf populations outside Denali. Alaska Department of Fish and Game Regional Supervisor Darren Brunning said the agency has no confirmation of the May East Fork wolf kill, as its radio collar has not been turned in. Brunning said with no other conclusive information about the pack’s status, there’s no reason for action.”Hunting and trapping along the Northeast boundary of the National Park and the Stampede trail area is the purview of the Alaska Board of Game,” Brunning said. “The Department of Fish and Game would take no action unless directed by the Board of Game.”The Game Board agreed earlier this year to shorten the spring wolf hunt along Denali’s northeast edge, and will consider proposals to re-instate a former no wolf kill area there at a spring 2017 meeting. McGuire said he has no faith in the board and wants the Governor to step in and close the Stamped area to wolf harvest.last_img read more

first_imgCharminar: The ASI officials on Tuesday visited the Charminar and examined the works at the damaged portion of the south-east minaret and some other portions of the heritage monument that were damaged due to unseasonal rains and increased pollution in May. Superintending Archaeologist of the ASI-Hyderabad Milan Kumar Chauley said that the works related to damaged portion of minaret and some other portions close to it will be completed in a week or two. “Three specialists and two workers from Chennai are doing their best for the restoration and renovation of damaged portion caused due to the recent rains,” he said. ASI initiated restoration work within days after a piece of lime stucco work on one of its minarets fell off about two months back.last_img read more

first_imgJubilee Hills: The UGC-Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC) at Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) is organising a week long faculty development programme “Nai Talim” in collaboration with Mahatma Gandhi National Council of Rural Education (MGNCRE). The workshop started on Monday and would continue till August 3. Prof G Ramesh, Member, SRC-NCTE, while speaking as a chief guest in the inaugural, said that Nai-Talim is the concept of Mahatma Gandhi and it focuses on the development of one’s head, heart and hand which are inseparable. The main concept is an overall development of a personality – mind, body and soul. Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us Dr M A Sikandar, Registrar & I/c Director, and Shrivani, a senior faculty of MGNCRE, also spoke. Dr Tahseen Bilgrami, Deputy Director of HRDC, and course coordinator welcomed the gathering and proposed vote of thanks. Meanwhile, a refresher course in Computer Science & Technology is also being organised by UGC-HRDC, MANUU. Prof DN Reddy, former Vice-Chancellor of JNTU, in his inaugural lecture, emphasised the importance and relevance of technology and highlighted its advantages and disadvantages. The technology can improve the socio-economic condition of any country, he remarked. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us Dr M A Sikandar in his presidential remarks said that even though small countries in the world did not have enough resources they do some innovative work. He urged the participants to deliver innovatively for the sake of their students & organisations which will ultimately make their own identity. The course is being attended by 43 participants of Computer Science and Technology teachers from degree colleges/universities of all over India. Dr Pradeep Kumar, head, Department of CS& IT, is the course coordinator. Dr Ishtiyaq Ahmad, Assistant Director, proposed a vote of thanks.last_img read more

first_imgOil tanks seen at the Saudi Aramco headquarters during a media tour at Damam city November 11, 2007.Reuters fileSaudi Aramco, the Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil behemoth, took 100 percent control of the sprawling Port Arthur refinery in Texas on Monday, completing a deal that was first announced last year.Port Arthur is considered the crown jewel of the US refinery system. The Gulf Coast facility can process 600,000 barrels of oil per day, making it the largest refinery in North America, CNNMoney reported.Aramco previously owned 50 percent of Port Arthur through a joint venture co-owned with Royal Dutch Shell (RDSA) called Motiva Enterprises.But the two oil giants had a rocky relationship and reached a deal in March 2016 to separate their assets. Shell put out a statement on Monday confirming the “completion” of break-up.In addition to Port Arthur, Aramco is acquiring full ownership of 24 distribution terminals. Aramco also gets the exclusive right to sell Shell-branded gasoline and diesel in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, the eastern half of Texas and the majority of Florida.Saudi Arabia is already America’s second-largest source of crude, behind only Canada. The US imported 1.3 million barrels of Saudi crude a day in February, up 32 percent from last year, according to the Energy Information Administration.last_img read more

first_imgSunday evening, it was west Delhi’s turn to hog the limelight. The highlight of the day? A stand-up act called  A’Sardar, which was a comedy gig presented by two most funniest sardars — Maheep Singh and Vikramjit Singh.The performance was a part of the ongoing Atelier ACT Festival which is a workshop of communication enthusiasts who have been organising creative educational programmes and devising socially relevant plays. It has conducted various workshops on creative teaching and creative learning. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting”We are continuously devising and designing specific learning enhancement programmes for special educators and are incorporating creative drama and theatre-in-education techniques,’ said a member of the group.’A’sardar, the word itself has a dual connotation. It refers to asardar (catalyst to change) sardars. Dedicated to the ones who are performing and the ones who are witnessing it. We are sardars but not the usual typical ones,’ said Maheep.His act mostly took a dig at regular mishaps in a Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflixsardar’s life. Like how a sardar is always greeted by specific terms like balle balle or paaji instead of his regular name or how he gets served sarso ka saag and makke ki roti even in an Italian restaurant and how he is much scarier than a scarecrow (toy) to horrify little children to manage them,’ laughed Maheep.Vikramjit’s act on the other hand started with a disclaimer note claiming — the jokes today are offensive but you need not worry since they are in English. He tickled the funny bone with his uncanny yet humourous remarks on fitness freaks seen at gyms, how shopping is not a natural thing (unlike what women call it) which should be solely replaced by lots of sex and food (much natural and pleasurable) and the advertisements on TV.Vikramjit has been doing stand up for over an year now, and says that he derives his punches from the daily problems he deals with in life.’Instead of ruminating over them, I make a joke out of them. Just like how batting comes to Sachin,’ Vikramjit said.’Comedy for me is being in the moment and suit according to the scene. I am a big believer in laughing at oneself. Then only you can succeed in bringing a few laughs,’ Maheep signed off.last_img read more

first_imgParticipating in the IFS Science Expo, Colenso learner Sanele Hlongwane managed to scoop six awards and a scholarship. Sanele goes to Dr Joseph Shabalala Secondary School (previously Klipriver High School) in Ladysmith.The IFS Science Expo was held at the Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg and OR Tambo Conference Centre from October 4 to 7. Sanele’s project, entitled ‘Cheaper Solid State Rocket Fuel’, focused on finding a cheaper alternative to Hydrazine which is the fuel used in rockets.The young scientist won the ‘Best Aerospace Project’, ‘Colours of Creation’ award, ‘Best PDI Project’, ‘Best Project’ in the category, a gold medal, a Siemens award and a scholarship to study at Stellenbosch University.He has been short-listed to participate in the International Science Fair overseas. Well done to Sanele for making his school and town proud!DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

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ordered all possible means of medical and investigatory support as well as added behavioral health counselors" to Fort Hood Could dispatching "added behavioral health counselors" to Fort Hood before the shooting have made a difference Experts with years in the military mental-health field say that increased staffingas well as wholesale changes in how the nation and the Army treat mental-health ailmentsare needed to stop a third Fort Hood attack "We need to focus programs on dangerousness" says psychiatrist and retired Army brigadier general Stephen Xenakis "Dangerousness is a community-health issue Military clinicians should make it routine to ask about guns drug and alcohol problems are there mood shifts and are they explosive It becomes very apparent when you are sitting with folks who might be dangerous" Lopez apparently sent such signals before he exploded "We have very strong evidence that he had a medical history that indicates an unstable psychiatric or psychological condition" Lieut General Mark Milley the top officer at Fort Hood said Thursday "We believe that to be the fundamental underlying causal factor" A trained mental-health professional can sense trouble Platoni says "Youve got to develop trust and rapport with the soldiers so they can tell you whats eating away at their soul" she says "People get really agitated sometimes their eyes are red theyre tapping their feet they feel very uncomfortable within their own bodies" she says describing potential red flags "They cant focus and have no tolerance for frustration" Platoni adds "These things don’t happen in a vacuumthere are always signs when its not quite right" But the Army only has the funds Congressrepresenting the US taxpayergives it "They send us to war and then they don’t want to treat us" Platoni says "Its another ‘no thanks for your service" Retired general Pete Chiarelli was the Armys second-ranking officer in 2009 when Nidal Hasan struck and he championed mental health for soldiers as vice chief of staff He says the Armyand the civilian worldhavent made much progress in dealing with mental health in recent decades The nation needs a mental-health Manhattan Project to study the mind and figure out how to fix it when its hurt Instead Chiarelli argues its relying on antiquated methods that dont always work Pete Chiarelli retired from the Army as its No 2 officer in 2012 Army photo "We have horrible diagnostics weve got 20 questions in DSM-5 the psychiatric manual based on a numerical score that tells us whether we have post-traumatic stress or not the drugs that were prescribing to these kids are all 30-to-40-year old anti-depressants theyre all off-label kinds of drugs genetically everybody reacts differently to them and were short of health-care providers" says Chiarelli who retired in 2012 "So even when we do have some therapies that work we don’t always have the time to apply themdoes it become easier to prescribe something or put him through 15 to 20 90-minute sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy" Too much research funded by the federal government remains locked up by the researchers who did it instead of being widely shared with others who might be able to build on it Chiarelli says "I had no idea when I signed the [$50 million suicide-prevention] contract with NIH [the federally-funded National Institutes of Health] that the data they collected wouldn’t be released to all the people who were studying suicide and only released to those people who were part of the study" he says "The Armys thrown $500 million against PTS [post-traumatic stress] research and what have they got Theyve still got DSM-5 and a bunch of anti-depressantsthey have no new drugs" Smarter research would go a long way to helping solve such mental-health woes Chiarelli saysand not just in the Army "Go ahead and complain about this kid who had post-traumatic stress down at Fort Hood Texas" he says "But there are all kinds of other peopleas we saw at Newtownwho never served a 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