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Tremors felt in Arunachal Pradesh

first_imgA medium-intensity earthquake of magnitude 5.8 hit Arunachal Pradesh early on Wednesday, the National Centre for Seismology said.The epicentre of the quake was West Siang district, it said. The quake occurred at 1:45 a.m. at the depth of 10 kilometres.The northeast region falls under a high-seismic zone and is prone to quakes.last_img

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Many turncoats in touch to return to NCP: Jayant Patil

first_imgA number of MLAs, who defected to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) prior to the Assembly elections, are in contact with the Sharad Pawar-led party, NCP State president Jayant Patil claimed on Sunday. “As many as 15-20 MLAs, including NCP leaders who switched alliances to the BJP before the polls and a number of Independents, are in touch with us. However, we are not interested in conducting a mega bharti (recruitment) and these MLAs will only be taken into our party on merit,” Mr. Patil said, ahead of the NCP’s core committee meeting in Pune.Refusing to reveal any names, he further said the decision to take such MLAs back into the party would only be reached after taking into confidence local leaders of their constituencies and the youth leadership within the party.Differing ideologiesHe emphasised that the NCP would never form a government with the BJP, given their adversarial ideologies. When asked how the party could then explain its moves to form a government with the rightwing Shiv Sena, Mr. Patil said the reigning spirit among party workers was that “a brick [Shiv Sena] is softer than a stone [the BJP].”“From mulling over giving support to the Sena from the outside, we are now actively discussing on how to form a government together. However, a common minimum programme of all three parties [Sena, NCP and Congress] would be decided in Delhi only after a meeting by the heads of all parties,” he said, remarking that while efforts were on to form a government as per the wishes of the people, the result had to be a stable government.A clandestine understanding between the BJP and the NCP before the 2014 general elections had resulted in the crumbling of the till then unbroken Sena-BJP (since 1989) and Congress-NCP (since 1999) alliances. In the aftermath of the 2014 Assembly poll result, the NCP had offered unsolicited outside support to the then minority BJP government while the Sena dithered.Core committee meetsOn Sunday, the NCP’s core committee meeting, chaired by Mr. Pawar at his Pune residence, saw the participation of the party top brass, including Mr. Patil, Ajit Pawar, Dhananjay Munde, Supriya Sule, Chhagan Bhujbal and Sunil Tatkare. The meeting went on for three hours.last_img read more

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I dared to dream and worked hard: Deepa Malik

first_imgRio de Janeiro, Sep 13 (PTI) The first Indian woman to clinch a Paralympic medal, a thrilled Deepa Malik says her F-53 shot put silver is a result of being daring enough to dream. Deepas best throw of 4.61m from her six attempts was enough to clinch the silver medal. “I dared to dream and I have determination to work hard and the passion and perseverance to follow that dream. Women often lose that and I have ensured that my family is not neglected, my children are doing well too,” Deepa said. A paraplegic, paralysed from waist down, Deepa is married to an Army man and is a mother of two. The 45-year-old was consigned to the wheelchair 17 years ago after being operated for a spinal tumour. She underwent 31 surgeries, which was healed after 183 stitches between her waist and legs. “I am very happy to win this medal and I am so glad that I could do this for my country. I really want to thank my coaches and my trainers, Sports Authority of India, and the Sports Ministry for funding my training so beautifully. “I also want to thank my husband for being my skill trainer and my daughters for being my strength and motivation. I am so eager to come back to India,” she said. Deepa had won national and international medals in swimming, before switching to athletics in 2009. “I was the first biker, first swimmer, first rallyist (rally driver) and I am going to be the first Paralympian medallist. This is huge. I give it to my daughters. I give it to my husband, my trainer, my country. I am so excited,” she said. Deepa might even have taken the gold, but for a mighty third throw of 4.76m from Bahrains Fatema Nedham, which was a regional record. Dimitra Korokida claimed the bronze for Greece with an effort of 4.28m. In 2009 Deepa became the first person with paraplegia to ride in one of the worlds highest and most difficult motor rallies in the Himalayas. Deepas success comes after two Indian men ? high jumpers Mariyappan Thangavelu and Bhati Varun Singh ? won gold and bronze respectively at the Olympic Stadium on Friday. PTI PM AH AHadvertisementlast_img read more

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Pine Tar Game: Red Sox Beat Yanks, 5-1

first_imgBOSTON — The pine tar on Michael Pineda’s neck was a stain for the New YorkYankees.General Manager Brian Cashman was “embarrassed.”Manager Joe Girardi called it “poor judgment.”And Pineda was “sad” and vowed not to do it again.The Yankees’ right-hander was ejected for using pine tar less than two weeks after appearing to get away with using a foreign substance in another game against Boston, and the Red Sox beat New York 5-1 on April 23.The previous time, Pineda said he used “dirt” on his right palm to get a better grip in cold weather in a 4-1 win over Boston on April 10 in New York.This time, he said he decided to put pine tar on the right side of his neck after allowing two runs in the first inning on another chilly night so he could use it to grip the ball.“I’ll learn from this mistake,” a downcast Pineda said. “It won’t happen again.”He was thrown out in the second inning when plate umpire Gerry Davis found the substance on the right side of Pineda’s neck after Red Sox Manager John Farrell asked him to check. Pineda walked from the mound without protest.“When it’s that obvious, something has got to be said,” Farrell said. “Our awareness was heightened, given what we had seen in the past.”Davis said he found pine tar and Pineda gave no explanation as he left the mound.Cashman said that in a similar situation, “I would want my manager to do what John Farrell did.”He said the issue was discussed with Pineda after the game on April 10 and again after he was ejected. Now he expects Pineda to be suspended.“He did what he did, but we’re also responsible that somehow he got out of our dugout and was on the field in that manner,” Cashman said. “That never should have happened.”Pineda (2-2) had nothing on the right side of his neck in a photo of him on the mound in his tough first inning, when four of the first six batters reached on hits.Another photo taken in the second showed a shiny horizontal substance on his upper neck below his right ear. After Pineda struck out the first two batters and had a 1-2 count on Grady Sizemore, Farrell talked to Davis.The umpire went to the mound, looked at the ball then touched the substance on Pineda’s neck with his right index finger. Then he gestured with that same finger, indicating Pineda’s ejection.“He had a hard time gripping the baseball. Unknown to us, he put it on and went out there,” Girardi said. “It’s a young kid. I don’t think he’s trying to do anything, cheat. I think he’s just trying to go out there and compete.”Rule 8.02(b) says a pitcher shall not “have on his person, or in his possession, any foreign substance. For such infraction of this section the penalty shall be immediate ejection from the game. In addition, the pitcher shall be suspended automatically.”“We will talk to the umpires tomorrow and review their report before taking any action,” Major League Baseball spokesman Michael Teevan said.In recent suspensions of pitchers for pine tar, Tampa Bay’s Joel Peralta was penalized eight games in 2012, the Los Angeles Angels’ Brendan Donnelly 10 days in 2005 and St. Louis’ Julian Tavarez 10 days in 2004.The suspensions of Donnelly and Tavarez were cut to eight days after they asked the players’ association to appeal, and Peralta dropped his challenge with no reduction.In Pineda’s previous start against the Red Sox, Farrell didn’t see a photograph of Pineda’s hand until the fourth inning; when Pineda came out to warm up for the fifth, his hand was clean.With the game time temperature at 50 degrees, Sizemore started the first with a triple and scored on Dustin Pedroia’s single. With one out, Mike Napoli singled Pedroia to third. After Mike Carp flied to left, A.J. Pierzynski singled up the middle, scoring Pedroia.After Pineda’s ejection, David Phelps came in and completed the strikeout of Sizemore.John Lackey (3-2) allowed one run and seven hits in eight innings with 11 strikeouts and no walks. Koji Uehara struck out three in the ninth in a non-save situation.“There is such a thing as too many strikes if you’re hitting the white part of the plate,” Lackey said. “I was fortunate enough tonight to be hitting the corners more times than not.”Napoli had three hits and Boston scored two runs in the first and two more in the third. The Yankees scored on Alfonso Soriano’s sacrifice fly in the sixth.(HOWARD ULMAN, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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DU Admission 2019 second cut off list to be out soon at du.ac.in, check all details here

first_imgAccording to the Delhi University (DU) Undergraduate (UG) admission schedule, the second cut-off will be released on by July 4, 2019. Based on DU’s tradition of releasing cut-offs, the lists will be released by late in the night on July 3, 2019, for the admission process scheduled to start from July 4. PTI reported that, out of the total 63,000 seats available in various affiliated colleges, over 19,000 seats have been filled by 10.15 pm on Monday. Meanwhile, DU gave another day’s extension for students from Andhra Pradesh as there was some confusion over the eligibility criteria applicable for them.DU Admission 2019: Cut off details The cut-off in second is expected to fall marginally as almost one third of seats have been filled in most colleges. Last year, after the 25 percent seats were filled during the admission days based on the first cut-off, the second cut-off saw a marginal fall.The admission process based on the second cut-off list in DU will be held from July 4 to July 6.The cut off lists will be released on the official websites of colleges first and it will be released as a cumulative list later by the varsity. The complete list by the varsity will be released on du.ac.in.DU Admission 2019: College wise vacancy details There was a huge rush in colleges as Monday was the last day for seeking admissions after the first cut-off list was released.In Hindu College, according to officials, some courses like Economics and Commerce, and Zoology will remain open for second cut-off list based admission.advertisementSimilarly, Shri Ram College of Commerce or SRCC, which runs two courses, BA Economics (Hons) and B.Com (Hons) might not see a second cut-off list for its Economics course, while B.Com(Honours) will remain open.For admission to B.Com. (Hons) course in SRCC, general category students needed 98.5 percent marks for the admissions based on the first list which showed a .75 percent increase from last year. The cut off, however, remained the same for admission to BA Economics (Hons); 98.75 percent.DU Admission 2019: Student’s admission The university announced its first cut-off list late Thursday night, with Hindu College pegging the highest score of 99 percent for Political Science Honours — a marginal increase over the last year.According to Hindu College principal Anju Srivastava, over 900 students have taken admission in the college over the course of three days, reported PTI.She added around 80 students, who have scored 100 percent from Kerala, Telangana and Uttarakhand boards, have taken admissions to the college.Ramjas College have also filled around 800 of 1,750 seats and courses like Political Science (Honours) and several combinations under the BA programme have seen many admissions.There have been approximately 25 students from Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala boards who scored cent per cent marks and have taken admission in Ramjas College.Miranda House has seen students scoring 100 percent seeking admissions and the college has crossed the 1,100-mark in terms of admissions, officials told Press Trust of India.Kamala Nehru College principal Kalpana Bhakuni said Political Science (Honours), combinations of Political Science and other subjects under BA programme, psychology and English combinations have seen a large number of admissions. B.Com programme has moved faster than its honours course.Political Science (Honours), Geography (Honours) and even some combinations under the BA programme might not have a second cut-off list, she added.In a decision taken late Monday night, the varsity authorities informed college principals that the admission portal will remain open till 7 pm Tuesday for colleges to “admit pending cases”, including applicants with grievances that were attended by college and university grievance committees.There were issues like confusion over names in certificates and some mistakes in filling up the forms.For applicants from Andhra Pradesh, the colleges were directed to only consider their marks and not grades.The Board of Intermediate Education of Andhra Pradesh had given CPA out of 10 points to students in place of marks. The marksheet mandated that the score be multiplied by 10 but some colleges were multiplying it by 9.6 causing despair to students who had scored higher marks.Read | DU Admission 2019: Sports Trials start today, varsity wants many videographers to maintain transparencyRead | DU admissions likely to start May 30, admission portal to reopen for foreign nationals from June 16last_img read more

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Hungary hammering leaves England wondering where the young talent is

first_imgShare on Pinterest Chess Share on LinkedIn Share via Email news Share on Twitter Leonard Barden on chess Since you’re here… Topicscenter_img Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger England’s woeful performance at this week’s European team championship in Crete began with a 2-2 draw against the minnows from Moldova and ended with a brutal defeat, 0.5-3.5, by Hungary. They were the No4 seeds but finished 16th in a field of 40 countries. Meanwhile the favourites, Russia and Azerbaijan, fought out the gold medals, which the Azeris took by a surprisingly comfortable 3-1 margin in their individual match.Team failure is often offset by a strong individual result but this time there were none. All five Englishmen played around 100 points below their normal rating and only Gawain Jones, with 3/5, surpassed 50%. A major worry is Michael Adams’s current poor run. The Cornishman, 45, ranks alongside Nigel Short as England’s best ever player. He has consistently held his place among the world’s best 20-25 grandmasters well into his 40s, but in recent months his rating has dropped to a five-year low. Adams is now in danger of losing his elite 2700 rating status.England has six GMs in the world top 100, the five who played in Crete plus Matthew Sadler. David Howell, at 26, is the only one still in his 20s. No other English player has the form credentials to challenge the established team, so to avoid a steady and persistent decline as the current squad ages the search for new young blood will become urgent.There is a dearth of obvious candidates. England has none of the fast advancing teens and pre-teens whom the rising chess nations like India, China and the US have developed. The pair seemingly with the best chances are Alan Merry, 21 this week, who last weekend won the 4NCL Open at Coventry to qualify for next month’s eight-player British Knockout Championship where he will take on the big guns, and Dan Fernandez, from Cheshire’s Marple club which has developed many junior talents, who at 22 has just become England’s newest and youngest GM. Fernandez’s Fide world rating is 2500, Merry’s only 2422, so both need a r quantum jump to reach the top flight.English chess could do with a junior like Nodirbek Abdusattorov. The 13-year-old from Tashkent, Uzbekistan, whose progress has several times been highlighted in this column, has just become the second youngest GM in chess history by securing his third and final norm at St Petersburg. He reached GM three months younger than the world champion, Magnus Carlsen, and his record is only surpassed by Sergey Karjakin, the defeated 2016 world title challenger, who achieved it at 12 years 7 months.Abdusattorov showed below the importance of being alert for central opportunities when your rival delays castling. India’s Babu Lalith should probably have preferred 11 Nf3, even though c5-c4 gives Black an active pawn majority. But the real step to disaster was 15 Ne4? (15 Bg3!) which allowed the killer 16…Bb3! so that if 17 Qxb3 Qxf2+ 18 Kd1 Qd2 mate. If 19 Bxf8 instead of 19 Qh4 then Re8+ 20 Kf2 Re2+ mates. At the end if 20 Kf2 Qd2+ 21 Kg1 Qe3+ and Qxe7 when Black is a piece up with a winning attack.Babu Lalith v Nodirbek Abdusattorov. Moscow Aeroflot 20171 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Bb4 4 Qc2 d5 5 cxd5 exd5 6 Bg5 h6 7 Bh4 0-0 8 e3 Be6 9 a3 Be7 10 Bd3 c5 11 dxc5? d4 12 exd4 Nc6 13 Nge2 Nxd4 14 Nxd4 Qxd4 15 Ne4? Nxe4 16 Bxe7 Bb3! 17 Qe2 Nxf2! 18 Qxf2 Qxd3 19 Qh4 Bc4 0-13520 1…Rh2! 2 Qxh2 Rxc3+! mates or wins the queen. Share on Facebook … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Guardian Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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Redmi Note 7 Pro 6GB RAM, 128GB storage model listed on Xiaomi India website, will be on sale soon

first_img Sneha Saha New DelhiApril 2, 2019UPDATED: April 3, 2019 10:25 IST HIGHLIGHTSXiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro in India in February.Xiaomi India has finally listed the 6GB RAM/128GB storage model of the Redmi Note 7 Pro on its official website.The 6GB RAM/128GB storage model of the Redmi Note 7 Pro is priced at Rs 16,999.Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Note 7 Pro in India back in the month of February. So far both the phones have gone on sale several times, but the 6GB RAM/128GB storage model of the Redmi Note 7 Pro is yet to be available for purchase in India. The Xiaomi India has finally listed the 6GB RAM/128GB storage model of the Redmi Note 7 Pro on its official website. This suggests that the Redmi Note 7 Pro 6GB RAM/128GB storage model may go on sale in India very soon. Xiaomi India is yet to officially announce the sale date of the 6GB RAM/128GB storage model of the Redmi Note 7 Pro.There are not many differences between the 4GB RAM and 6GB RAM model of the Redmi Note 7 Pro. The only areas where the two models of the Pro version vary are — RAM and storage. All the other specs and features are the same between the two models. The 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model of the Redmi Note 7 Pro comes in three colours – Neptune Blue, Space Black and Nebula Red.The 6GB RAM/128GB storage model of the Redmi Note 7 Pro is priced at Rs 16,999. The 4GB RAM + 64GB storage model of the phone sells for Rs 13,999. The next sale of the Redmi Note 7 Pro in India is on April 3, that is tomorrow, possibly that’s when the 6GB RAM model of the phone will be available to the Indian buyers.As far as the specs are concerned, the Redmi Note 7 Pro comes packed with a 6.3-inch IPS LCD full HD+ display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. The Redmi Note 7 series of phones come with Dot drop notch on the front which equips the selfie camera on it. On the hardware front, the Redmi Note 7 Pro is powered by Snapdragon 675 2.0 GHz octa-core processor and Adreno 612 graphics paired with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The phone comes with a hybrid SIM slot and also supports a microSD card.advertisementOn the camera front, the Redmi Note 7 Pro comes packed with AI-based dual camera setup on the back and single sensor on the back. On the rear panel the phone includes a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 as the main camera and 5-megapixel secondary sensor. On the front, the Redmi Note 7 Pro comes packed with a 13-megapixel camera for clicking selfies. The phone is backed by a 4,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support. The best bit is the Redmi Note 7 Pro includes USB-C and a fingerprint sensor on the back panel that sits next to the dual camera setup.ALSO READ | PUBG ban lifted from Ahmedabad, police still worried about side effects of the gameALSO READ | Mi Fan Festival 2019 begins on April 4: Redmi Note 7 Pro at Re 1, Note 6 Pro at Rs 10,999, and other offersALSO READ | Hacker pleads guilty to hacking Apple IDs of sports stars and musiciansGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySneha Saha Tags :Follow XiaomiFollow RedmiFollow android Redmi Note 7 Pro 6GB RAM, 128GB storage model listed on Xiaomi India website, will be on sale soonXiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model was launched alongside the 4GB RAM in India back in February but wasn’t available during the flash sale. The Redmi Note 7 Pro 6GB RAM is now seen listed on the company website, meaning it may go on sale soon,advertisementlast_img read more

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Labour Ministry to Spearhead Productivity Campaign

first_img The campiagn is slated to begin in November of this year. Story Highlights Portfolio Minister, Hon. Derrick Kellier was speaking at conference, organized by the Ministry’s agency, the Jamaica Productivity Centre (JPC). The Ministry of Labour and Social Security will spearhead a 12-month islandwide public education campaign, aimed at promoting the importance of focus on productivity. Beginning November, the Ministry of Labour and Social Security will spearhead a 12-month islandwide public education campaign, aimed at promoting the importance of productivity as a national priority focus.Dubbed: ‘Productivity is Our Priority: Get in the Know!’, the campaign will seek to heighten public awareness about the social and economic benefits of productivity growth, and its impact on individuals, entities, and the country, in general.The initiative is consistent with the government’s 2013/14 strategic priority focusing on job creation and economic growth.Portfolio Minister, Hon. Derrick Kellier, who made the announcement during the closing ceremony of the National Productivity Awareness Week Conference at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, in New Kingston, on October 9, said the campaign will incorporate a combination of communication and public relations tools and initiatives, utilizing print, electronic and outdoor advertising media to channel tailored messages to a wide cross section of Jamaicans.“The campaign will feature community meetings, school tours, stakeholder sessions, public service announcements, print and electronic advertising, brochures, newsletters, radio and TV features, social media activities, and a productivity jingle. The campaign messages will focus on the need for productivity to be viewed as a pre-requisite to prosperity, therefore it is necessary to build the productivity-consciousness among Jamaicans,” he outlined.Conference participants were given a preview of the jingle during the Minister’s presentation.Mr. Kellier underscored the need for “every Jamaican to understand what this ‘productivity business is about’, and what it means for us.” This, he added, is against the background of the country’s long-term National Development Plan, Vision 2030 Jamaica, which seeks to position the nation to achieve developed country status and, in the process, make it the ‘place of choice to live, work, raise families and do business’.“The bottomline is that productivity improvement requires the participation of people. Therefore, people must understand what productivity is, what it means to us in our capacities as consumers, workers, business owners/entrepreneurs, and tax payers,” the Minister argued.Mr. Kellier expressed the hope that the campaign will have an “indelible impact” in transforming the nation’s mindset, “so that we will seek to continually improve what exists.”Commenting on the conference, organized by the Ministry’s agency, the Jamaica Productivity Centre (JPC) under the theme: ‘Productivity – Pathway to Competitiveness and Growth’, Mr. Kellier noted that the presentations over the three days were “of the highest quality.”“We have looked at productivity strategies that can transform the Jamaican economy. Companies have shared with us their experiences in improving their productivity culture, and the value of measuring productivity to improve profitability. They represented a willingness to move from this confab to action at all levels of the society,” he outlined, while thanking the participants for their inputs.The Minister said the conference’s activities and the participants’ inputs indicated that the Ministry, through the JPC, “can rely on your support in starting the engine of Jamaica’s ‘productivity revolution.”“The message that your partnership imparts is that you understand the role of public-private co-operation for productivity growth and economic and social development. I also hope that the achievements made in shaping the productivity culture will continue to be championed by all, taking us one step closer to making Jamaica the place of choice to live, work, raise families (and do business),” Mr. Kellier said.last_img read more

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Trustmaster Expands Product Lineup to Include Waterjets

first_img My location 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Print  Close zoom Thrustmaster of Texas, Inc., a thruster manufacturer, expanded their product lineup to include waterjets after acquiring the technology of DOEN Pacific on Wednesday.DOEN, a designer and manufacturer of waterjet propulsion systems for the past 48 years, is one of five marine waterjet manufactures in the world building waterjets up to 4,000 kW. Each waterjet model excels in the harsh operating conditions of the commercial and military marine markets.To meet the demands of large scale, commercial applications Thrustmaster plans to introduce two new models to the DOEN waterjet product lineup. The 400 / 450 series Thrustmaster DOEN waterjets will extend the power range from 100kW to 6,400kW.DOEN brings forward outstanding levels of performance and reliability with all models designed and built to exceed the most stringent industry standards. Thrustmaster DOEN’s axial flow waterjets provide speeds up to 45 knots combined with exceptional low speed thrust and load carrying capability.The manufacturing of the Thrustmaster DOEN waterjet product range in Houston, TX is a key element in this joint strategy. Thrustmaster’s 2009 investment of $40 million in to a 200,000 sq ft, dedicated propulsion manufacturing facility laid the ground work for the latest agreement between the two companies to produce large orders of waterjets.As Joe Bekker, President of Thrustmaster, explained during the opening ceremony of the facility, “What you are looking at is a large plant to build large thrusters. We are in the thruster business and we mean to stay here in the thruster business for the long haul.”The manufacturing facility is supported by Thrustmaster’s global sales and service network that includes Houston, Lafayette, Rotterdam, Singapore, Dubai, Brazil and India.Thrustmaster’s agreement with DOEN enables Thrustmaster waterjets to be sold in Europe, North America and South America.The agreement was reached after a year of planning between DOEN’s Director Mark Peters, DOEN’s Director / Chief Engineer Timothy Udvary and Thrustmaster’s President Joe Bekker.For over 30 years, Thrustmaster has been providing heavy duty thru-hull azimuthing thrusters, deck-mounted propulsion units for barges, retractable thrusters, transverse tunnel thrusters, and the patented Portable Dynamic Positioning System to the offshore, and marine.The entire product lineup is designed and manufactured in-house by a complete engineering department for mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical design. Thrustmaster, February 6, 2014last_img read more

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GMS Bangladeshi Scrapping Tax Likely to Be Postponed

first_imgzoom The attempt to reverse the recently imposed 15% value-added tax (VAT) on ships being sent to Indian ship-recycling markets will likely be successful, according to GMS, a cash buyer of ships for recycling.Namely, the announcement was made after the Bangladesh Shipbreakers Association (BSBA) voiced their concerns to the highest authorities in government in an attempt to reverse VAT on incoming ships.Additionally, the finance ministry informed that VAT will now be postponed for at least another two years, which should see prices remain at par with those seen in the first quarter of the year.In early June, ship-recycling sectors in Pakistan and Bangladesh witnessed a decrease in LDT price after the respective countries released their 2017 budget announcements.The Pakistani budget first brought falls of about USD 10/LDT, “as rumors of an even worse fate for the Bangladeshi market surfaced and were eventually confirmed” by the announcement of their budget.The Pakistan Shipbreakers Association (PSBA) is due to meet in the coming week in order to address some of the concerns arising from their recent budgetary changes affecting their industry, GMS informed.last_img read more

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Greek Tanker Seized in Libya

first_imgGreek-owned small clean tanker Levante has been seized by Libyan authorities on the grounds of suspected oil smuggling off the Abu Kammash area west of Tripoli, Reuters reports citing a naval official.According to navy spokesman Ayoub Qassem, the Liberian-flagged ship and its 20 crew members, predominantly of Philippine nationality, were detained on Monday as they are believed to have attempted to smuggle 6,000 tons of oil.An investigation is said to be underway and the crew is being questioned over their involvement in the suspected oil smuggling.The ship, built in 2008, is operated by Evalend Shipping Tankers based in Greece and has a value of USD 10.7 million, based on the data from VesselsValue.World Maritime News is yet to receive a reply from the company on the arrest.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Route 242 Route 242 from the intersection with Route 302 at Maccan West to Lower Maccan Road, about 8.8 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Friday, July 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. YARMOUTH COUNTY: Grey Bridge The Grey Bridge on Grey Road, East Kemptville is closed for structural repairs. HANTS COUNTY: Route 236 Route 236 from Route 354 in Kennetcook to Bishop Road, for about 6.4 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for paving until Monday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from dawn to dark. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-667-6586 Fax: 902-667-3424 Local Area Office: 902-667-6818 Fax: 902-447-2891 Local Area Office: 902-625-4388 Fax: 902-625-4393 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Bass River Wharf Road and Judge Fulton Road will be closed, except to local traffic, for chip seal, pulverization and gravelling until Friday, July 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. Local Area Office: 902-424-2206 Fax: 902-424-0570 Local Area Office: 902-667-6586 Fax: 902-667-3424 Local Area Office: 902-295-2700 Fax: 902-295-2617 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Cobequid Pass Cobequid Pass on Highway 104 will have on-going renovations to the tolling system. Motorists are asked to follow posted construction signs. Renovations are expected to finish mid-July. Local Area Office: 902-538-3877 Fax: 902-538-8288 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Lower Maccan Road The Lower Maccan Road is now open. It had been closed to replace a culvert. Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 Fax: 902-542-6342 INVERNESS COUNTY: Doyle’s Bridge Doyle’s Bridge on the East Margaree Road will be closed until further notice. A detour is available on East Margaree Crossroad. Local Area Office: 902-541-5603 Fax: 902-543-5596 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Causeway Lane Closure Traffic on the Canso Causeway will be reduced to one lane to allow for shoulder repairs until Friday, May 29. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Traffic control people and signs are on site. Drivers using the causeway should allow for extra time during the construction period. INVERNESS COUNTY: Route 252 Route 252 at Skye Glen will be reduced to one lane for clearing and draining until Tuesday, June 30. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Officer: 902-625-4200 902-625-1946 PICTOU COUNTY: Young Road Highway 104 access on Young Road in Pine Tree will be closed until further notice for the Highway 104 twinning project. The road remains open to local residents but has no exit. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 Local Area office: 902-667-6586 Fax: 902-667-3424 KINGS COUNTY: Rainsforth Road Rainsforth Road will be closed for repairs on Rainsforth Bridge until further notice. A detour is in place. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Wilson Mountain Road Wilson Mountain Road near Greenfield will be closed, except to local traffic, for chip sealing until Friday, May 30. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Highway 104 (Westbound Lane) Highway 104, westbound lane, from the CNR overpass to the Nova Scotia – New Brunswick border for about 2.5 kilometres will be reduced to one lane for asphalt cold planing and paving from Tuesday, May 19 until Monday, June 15. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 a.m. Local Area Office: 902-825-7311 Fax: 902-825-3593 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4, from Greenhill Drive to 800 metres past Meadows Road, will be reduced to one lane for paving until Monday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Southampton Road Southampton Road from the Amherst town line westerly to Route 302, about nine kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for graveling and asphalt concrete paving until Friday, July 31. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-742-2415 Fax: 902-742-0649 Local Area Office: 902-798-6889 Fax: 902-798-6747 Local Area Office: 902-827-5388 Fax: 902-827-5190 PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104 between Exit 29 at Barney’s River, Pictou County to the Antigonish County Line will be reduced to one lane for road improvements until Tuesday, June 30. Delays are expected. There will be signs, flashing light units and traffic control people on site. Work will take place from Monday to Thursday from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Fridays from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. KINGS COUNTY: Glebe Bridge Glebe Bridge on Route 201 will have a 2.7-metre height restriction and a 15-tonne weight restriction until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-667-6236 Fax: 902-667-8294 Local Area Office: 902-893-5785 Fax: 902-893-2259 CONTINUING WORKcenter_img INVERNESS COUNTY: Murrays Hill Bridge Murrays Hill Bridge, which crosses the Mabou River near Rankinville Road, is closed until summer because of flooding damage. Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 Fax: 902-883-8732 Local Area Office: 902-798-6889 Fax: 902-798-2927 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Melford Brook Bridge The Melford Brook Bridge on Route 344 at Middle Melford is closed. A two-lane detour bridge will be used until a permanent bridge is completed. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 km/h at the site and advance warning signs are in place. Reduced weight restrictions are no longer in effect at this crossing. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Trunk 3, Gold River Bridge A one-lane bridge is open on Trunk 3 between Mahone Bay and Chester while the new Gold River Bridge is being built. Work is expected to continue until August. Traffic lights are in place. Local Area Office: 902-794-5120 Fax: 902-794-5141 Local Area Office: 902-798-6889 Fax: 902-798-6747 INVERNESS COUNTY: Grand Etang Bridge The Grand Etang Bridge will occasionally be reduced to one lane until Saturday, May 30, to replace the bridge. A detour is available on a temporary bridge marked with signs and lighting. Traffic control people will be on site. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 LUNENBURG COUNTY: Trunk 10 Trunk 10, for about 700 metres, will have alternating lane closures for sewer installation until Wednesday, July 15. Traffic control consist of flashing lights, barrels and traffic cones. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. A detour is available on Route 331 and King Street in Bridgewater. ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Highway 101 Highway 101, west of Exit 22 for about 11.5 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for guardrail replacement, asphalt concrete milling, patching and paving until Wednesday, Sept. 30. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Highway 103 Highway 103, east from Exit 10 for bout 9.5 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for cold planing and paving until Saturday, May 30. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102 Highway 102, southbound, will have a one lane closure from Exit 4B to Exit 3, including ramps for about 4.6 kilometres, to replace the jersey barrier, widen, patch and repave the highway until Friday, July 31. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. KINGS COUNTY: Hantsport Kates Bridge on Tannery Road in Hantsport is closed for repairs until further notice. A detour is available on Avon Street. Local Area Office: 902-893-5784 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 Fax: 902-527-5371 KINGS COUNTY: Highway 101 Highway 101 between Exit 10 and Exit 11 will have one lane closures for repaving until Monday, Aug. 31. Delays are expected with stop times of up to 30 minutes depending on traffic volumes. There is an alternate route on Trunk 1 at Exit 10 at Grand Pre and Exit 11 at Greenwich. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. HANTS COUNTY: Bog Road The Bog Road in Hantsport will be reduced to one lane with stop-and-go traffic to allow crews to complete the Bog Road overpass until Wednesday, May, 27. Signs will be in place. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. KINGS COUNTY: Hillaton Road Hillaton Road will be closed for bridge repairs until further notice. A detour route is available from Route 221 to Route 358 to Saxon Street. Local Area Office: 902-424-0054 Fax: 902-424-7116 Local Area Office: 902-543-7376 Fax: 902-543-5596 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 107 Highway 107, from 318 overpass to Akerley Boulevard, including ramps, about 11 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for paving from until Wednesday, Sept. 30. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. No work between 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. westbound and no work between 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. eastbound. NEW WORK Local Area Office: 902-565-6841 Fax: 902-563-2517 HANTS COUNTY: Route 215 Route 215 from Hiltz Road to William Conley Road, between Pembroke and Walton, will have traffic interruptions for re-paving until Monday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from dawn to dusk. Local Area Office: 902-543-4671 Fax: 902-543-5596 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 336, Upper Musquodoboit Route 336, from the intersection with Route 224 to the Colchester County line, about 9.7 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for repaving and drainage improvement until Monday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-538-3877 Fax: 902-538-8288 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Trunk 6 Trunk 6, Section 1, through downtown Tatamagouche, and Section 2 from Cumberland County line to Bayhead, will be reduced to one lane for cold milling and asphalt paving until Thursday, July 31. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle will be on site. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. HANTS COUNTY: Eastbound Ramp, Exit 8, Highway 101 Traffic on the eastbound on and off ramps of Highway 101 at Exit 8 near Hantsport will be reduced to one lane to allow for bridge painting. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset each day. Traffic will be controlled by traffic control people and signs. The work is scheduled to be completed on Wednesday, June 3. Drivers using the connector road to the eastbound lanes of Highway 101 at Exit 8 should allow extra time during this period. Local Area Office: 902-755-7152 Fax: 902-755-7184 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4 near Ben Eoin will be reduced to one lane for gravelling, grading and paving until Monday, Aug. 31. From Tuesday, May 19 until Friday, May 20 there will blasting once a day. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. A pilot vehicle will guide drives through the construction zone. Local Area Office: 902-679-4308 Fax: 902-679-6124 Local Area Office: 902-424-5591 Fax: 902-424-7116 -30-last_img read more

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Canadians stuck in Hawaii say they hope to enjoy the rest of

first_imgTORONTO – Canadians stuck in Hawaii amid torrential rains from a tropical storm say despite an eventful last couple of days seeking shelter, they hope to enjoy the rest of their trip.Lane was barrelling towards the islands of Hawaii as a powerful Category 5 hurricane in the middle of last week, but was downgraded to a tropical storm on Friday and slowed down as it approached land.As it lingered, the storm’s outer bands were already over the Big Island, allowing Lane to drop 131 centimetres of rain as of early Sunday morning, according to preliminary figures from the U.S. National Weather Service.No storm-related deaths have been reported, but authorities have said they plucked families from floodwaters and landslides closed roads. Forecasters warned that some areas “may be uninhabitable for weeks.”Twenty-one-year-olds Marie-Dominique Cote, Alexia Nieman and Beatrice Lacharite from Sherbrooke, Que., say they arrived on Hawaii’s Kauai island on Aug. 20. What was supposed to be a five-day stop turned into a hunt for shelter and eventually a waiting game, they said.“We’ve always wanted to go to Hawaii, but we never thought that this would happen,” Cote said in a phone interview.On Sunday, Cote said strong winds and precipitation were still falling on the small island at the northwest tip of the chain that makes up Hawaii.“It’s been grey and dark outside for days … there is no ray of light,” said Cote. “We have never seen anything like this before.”When they first arrived on the island, the three women booked a tent on Airbnb, but they quickly realized it wasn’t the safest option.“We sort of panicked when we realized we had to find somewhere else to stay in order to be safe,” said Cote.As they hunted down a hotel room, she said they came across local shop owners barricading their windows and residents emptying the shelves at grocery stores.“We are not used to it at all, but it almost seemed like a routine for locals here,” she said. “They knew what to do right away.”Cote said they hope the storm washes away soon, as they plan on enjoying the rest of their vacation before heading back home in a week.“Once it’s done we will try to go to an island that has not suffered too much from the tropical storm,” she said.Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said at a news conference on Saturday that the city and the state had “dodged a bullet,” but added that “doesn’t mean it’s over.“We are going to have rain and wind and local flooding, and we need to be vigilant and make sure we don’t let our guards down,” he said.Despite the added stress and the change of vacation plans, Cote said the tropical storm brought Canadians in Hawaii closer together.The three women met two other Canadians who couldn’t find a place to stay, as hotel rooms on the island were almost all booked. She said they welcomed them into their room and the five of them are now waiting to see what happens next.— with files from The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Nutrien says 34 workers trapped underground after service shaft malfunction

first_imgThe Canadian Press Companies in this story: (TSX:NTR) SASKATOON — Nutrien Ltd. says 34 maintenance workers have been trapped in its Cory potash mine in Saskatchewan since Tuesday afternoon.Company spokesman Will Tigley says the service shaft to lift the workers out of the mine has stopped working and the company is working on a solution.He says the maintenance workers are safe underground and have halted work.Tigley says the company’s teams are making arrangements to rescue the worker “as soon as practicable” in the safest way possible.He says there is no estimate as to when the workers will be brought to the surface. In May, dozens of Nutrien workers were trapped for hours at its Allan potash mine after a fire broke out.last_img

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Eva Longoria Joins LOréal Paris And Melanoma Research Alliance For New Campaign

first_imgCurrently melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and one of the most common cancers in women under 40 years old in the United States.Video: Eva Longoria’s Suncare Message: Put Skin Type AsideThe first line of defense in helping to reduce the risk of developing melanoma is by wearing broad spectrum UVA and UVB SPF protection. L’Oréal Paris, a leading global beauty brand, and Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA), the leading private funder of melanoma research, announced today the launch of It’s THAT Worth It To Me.This social media campaign encourages women to donate 15 social media seconds by sharing why SPF protection or using sunless tanner is worth it to protect their skin, their beauty and their life. For every social share, L’Oréal Paris will donate $1 to MRA to fund the L’Oréal Paris – MRA Team Science Award Research Grant, up to $250,000 in 2015.Additionally, $1 from U.S. sales of select L’Oréal Paris products from now through December 31st, 2015 will fund the L’Oréal Paris – MRA Team Science Award Research Grant, up to $250,000 in 2015, including: L’Oréal Paris Advanced Suncare Invisible Protect Clear Cool Lotion SPF 50, L’Oréal Paris Advanced Suncare Liquid Silky Sheer Face Lotion SPF 50+, L’Oréal Paris Advanced Suncare Alcohol-Free Quick Dry Sheer Finishing Spray SPF 50+, L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Serum, L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze ProPerfect Airbrush Self-Tanning Mist, L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Day Cream SPF 15, L’Oréal Paris Youth Code Dark Spot Correcting & Illuminating Day Cream SPF 30 and L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Anti-Wrinkle + Firming SPF 30 Day Lotion.A series of celebrity public service announcements and Donate 15 social videos will feature influencers – including Eva Longoria, Aimee Mullins, Skin Cancer Survivor Diane Keaton and L’Oréal Paris Communications Executive and melanoma survivor Danielle Macaluso – telling their own personal stories of why SPF protection is worth it to drive melanoma and skin cancer awareness and encourage others to help spread the word.How To Participate in It’s THAT Worth It to Me by Donating 15 Social Media Seconds 
Beginning on May 4th, “Melanoma Monday,” and through Labor Day on September 7th, people can participate in the campaign by following three steps: 1. Create a 15 second video or photo sharing with their social community why SPF protection or using sunless tanner is worth it. 2. Share the video or photo via Insta-video/Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter with hashtag #ItsTHATWorthIt 3. Get your social media community involved to further spread the word by tagging three friends in your post.last_img read more

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Roseau River braces for referendum

first_imgAPTN National NewLast March Terry Nelson was ousted as chief of the Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation by the reserve’s custom council.They called another election in October and Ken Henry Jr. was elected chief.Both Nelson and Henry have been claiming to be the real chief ever since.This week, Ottawa ordered a referendum to resolve the issue once and for all.APTN National News reporter Matt Thordarson has this story.last_img

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BC Liberals issues permit for controversial Taseko mine before leaving office

first_imgTina House APTN National NewsA controversial mining project in central British Columbia that has been rejected by federal reviews twice – is back.The Taskeo Mine project was revived by the outgoing B.C. Liberal government led by Christy Clark in their last days in power.Contact Tina here: thouse@aptn.ca@inthehouse7last_img

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Media Nissan exchair Ghosn indicted for breach of trust

TOKYO — Japanese media report that prosecutors have charged Nissan’s former chairman Carlos Ghosn with breach of trust.The charges reportedly filed Monday are related to payments by a subsidiary of the Japanese automaker that allegedly went to a private investment company controlled by Ghosn.The indictment ensures he will remain in detention. His current period of detention would have expired Monday if he had not been charged.Ghosn, 65, was arrested in November. He says he is innocent of all financial misconduct charges against him.Prosecutors re-arrested Ghosn in early April, a month after his release on 1 billion yen ($9 million) pending his trial.Ghosn has said compensation he allegedly underreported was never decided upon and payments that prosecutors say amount to breach of trust were legitimate business transactions.The Associated Press read more

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Ban pledges continued UN support for small island developing nations

24 September 2010Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today pledged continued United Nations support for small island developing States (SIDS) as they strive to find solutions for their unique challenges, amid limited resources that could hamper their efforts to achieve globally agreed development targets. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today pledged continued United Nations support for small island developing States (SIDS) as they strive to find solutions for their unique challenges, amid limited resources that could hamper their efforts to achieve globally agreed development targets. “The United Nations is committed to supporting the smalls island developing States at the international policy level and on the ground through its agencies and technical cooperation projects,” Mr. Ban said when he addressed the opening session of a two-day high-level review meeting of a strategy adopted in 2005 to advance sustainable development among this vulnerable group of countries. Small island developing States face unique vulnerabilities as a result of their small size, isolation, narrow resource base, limitations on economies of scale, and high exposure to global environmental threats.In the past five years since the adoption of the Mauritius Strategy, SIDS have suffered, like all countries, from the financial, food and energy crises, Mr. Ban said.They have also been especially vulnerable to climate change, with some of them having experienced loss of agricultural land and infrastructure, he added. There have been negative impacts on the fishing and tourism industries, loss of biodiversity, saltwater intrusion and degradation of terrestrial and wetland habitats and destruction of human settlements. With the threat of rising sea-levels, some people have even emigrated to build lives elsewhere.“We have seen some progress made in redressing these problems through the Mauritius Strategy. Political commitment toward sustainable development from each State has increased,” Mr. Ban said, pointing out that national plans and policies now reflect key principles of sustainable development as set out in the strategy.Overall, however, SIDS still lack sufficient access to financing for the dramatic changes they need to make, including for achieving the range of anti-poverty targets contained in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), according to the Secretary-General.They also need increased financial assistance for coping with external shocks.“In view of their small size and limited capacity, we need to simplify and streamline financing mechanisms especially during and after natural disasters – such as the one we saw in Haiti,” Mr. Ban said.The review processes at national and regional levels have emphasized the need for SIDS to mainstream climate change adaptation plans into national development strategies, he added.They also need increased access to low-carbon technologies and technology transfer initiatives, and improved data collection and information systems to facilitate informed decision making. “Let us use this meeting today to devise new ways of approaching and redressing these issues,” the Secretary-General said.The high-level review session is intended to provide the international community with an opportunity to discuss the way forward based on the assessment of progress made, lessons learned and constraints encountered in the implementation of the Mauritius Strategy. read more

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Woman pedestrian hospitalised after Cork hitandrun

first_imgAN INVESTIGATION HAS been launched after a female pedestrian was involved in a hit-and-run incident in Cobh, Co Cork this morning.The woman, 52, was out walking when she was hit by a vehicle, which failed to stop, at Ballynoe Hill in Cobh, close to the junction of Ballynoe Hill and the Tay Road.The woman was taken to Cork University Hospital where her condition is described a serious.The road has been closed to facilitate a forensic collission examination but has since been reopened.Anyone with any information or who may have witnessed anything in the area between 8am and 8.45am is asked to contact gardaí in Cobh on 021 4908530, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.last_img