Urban development panel joins CWG probe

first_imgSharad Yadav, chief of a parliamentary standing committee, will review CWG decisions taken by urban development.The UPA government is in for another round of headache as a parliamentary committee panel, headed by an Opposition leader, has decided to probe projects executed by the union urban development ministry for hoisting Commonwealth Games 2010.It is learnt that the parliamentary standing committee on urban development, headed by Janta Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav, has convened a meeting on January 18 to look into the projects handled by the ministry for conducting the biggest ever sporting event.Sharad Yadav confirmed to Mail Today that a meeting has been convened and the agenda is CWG. However, he refused to share any other detail of the meeting slotted for next-week.Mohinder Singh Kaypee, a Congress MP from Jalandhar, said the panel is going to review the contracts made and other decisions taken for the Games by the urban development ministry, headed by Jaipal Reddy.Though Reddy was head of the Empowered Group of Ministers for the timely execution of Games projects including the opening and closing ceremonies, he was slammed for the mess in the construction of stadia and the Commonwealth Games Village, situated near Akshardham temple in East Delhi.The ministry, which has been apprised of the meeting to ensure their officials’ presence, had executed projects through the central public works department (CPWD) and Delhi Development Authority.Of the total Rs 11,494 crore (over $ 2 billon) spent by the Centre, the Delhi government had made an expenditure of Rs 600-700 crore (around $ 130 million).advertisementApart from the standing committee, other agencies and panels are probing different aspects of the great games loot. They are the Prime Minister-appointed V. K. Shunglu Committee, Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Income Tax Department and Enforcement Directorate.Interestingly, the CAG is likely to complete its probe on the CWG by the end of this month and table its report in the budget session. The CAG’s CWG reports will subsequently be looked into by the BJP headed public accounts committee (PAC), which is attracting news these days as it is looking into the 2G spectrum scandal, as well.The findings of the standing committee on urban development will give another ammunition to the Opposition parties which have made their intentions clear by making the CWG loot and 2G spectrum scam as corruption issues to corner the Congress- led coalition government.The government is already red faced as the Opposition stalled the Parliament from functioning, demanding a jointparliamentary committee to look into the spectrum scam.Much of the urban development ministry’s work was done through Delhi Development Authority that will be scrutinised by 31 panel members, most of whom come from Lok Sabha.For instance, the DDA through public-private partnership had built the CWG village, which was criticised by the visiting delegates of the participating nation for being in a shamble prior to the start of the games. After the Games were over, Reddy cracked the whip on private village developer EMAAR MGF by asking the DDA to confiscate the bank guarantee of Rs 183 crore for failing to honour the contract.Similarly, the CPWD is already under attack, owing to a preliminary CAG finding, for allegedly paying contractor, Ahluwalia Constructions, twice for the same job at Talkatora swimming pool complex. Agencies already looking into the Games scandalV.K. Shunglu Committee A high-level committee appointed by the Prime Minister to look into corruption and systemic failures in the conduct of the CWGComptroller and Auditor General The reports of the CAG are taken into consideration by the public accounts committees, which are special committees in the Parliament of India and the state legislatures (Vidhan Sabha and Vidhan Parishad)CBI A government agency of India that serves as a criminal investigation body, national security agency and intelligence agencyEnforcement DirectorateIs a law enforcement agency and economic intelligence agency responsible for enforcing economic laws and fighting economic crime in IndiaIncome Tax DepartmentIs governed by the Central Board for Direct Taxes and is part of the department of revenue under the ministry of financelast_img read more

a month ago​Norwich announce Official Primary Club Partner

first_img​Norwich announce Official Primary Club Partnerby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNorwich City has confirmed Alvexo as its Official Primary Club Partner, reports www.fcbusiness.co.ukChief Operating Officer at Norwich City, Ben Kensell, said of the partnership: “We’re delighted to have Alvexo on board as a partner and are thrilled to welcome them to the Premier League. “We know Alvexo pride themselves on tradition, integrity and innovation so it is great to partner up with a business that is aligned with the values of the Club.”Managing Director of VPR Safe Financial Group, Yael Kleinman, added: “We are excited in having established our partnership with Norwich City FC and believe in the future prospects it holds for both of us.”We share a commitment to integrity, experience and tradition while striving to grow and strengthen our client and fan base with a team of professionals dedicated to strong performance and maintaining long term loyalty.” TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

The Latest On 5-Star Freshman WR Bru McCoy’s Transfer

first_imgAn exterior view of the Texas Longhorns stadium.AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 6: A general view of Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium before the BYU Cougars play the Texas Longhorns on September 6, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Chris Covatta/Getty Images)The saga of five-star wide receiver Bru McCoy took a wild turn this week when reports emerged that he was considering a return to USC, where he originally enrolled earlier this year.But Texas, which landed McCoy via transfer shortly after his arrival at USC, is going all out to make sure he stays in Austin.According to Texas insider Anwar Richardson, the Longhorns are sending a big contingent to meet with McCoy and his family this week. Per the report, head coach Tom Herman, starting quarterback Sam Ehlinger, receivers coach Drew Mehringer, and director of player development Kevin Washington are all flying out to McCoy’s home in California.McCoy is the No. 9 overall prospect in the country. He is also the No. 1 athlete in the country, and the No. 2 prospect from the state of California.He enrolled at USC in early-January, only to decommit several weeks later and join the Longhorns.Sources close to Texas football coach Tom Herman told me he, quarterback Sam Ehlinger, receivers coach Drew Mehringer and Kevin Washington, director of player development, are flying out to California on Wednesday to meet with freshman receiver Bru McCoy and his family— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) May 29, 2019McCoy was a massive get for the Longhorns’ Class of 2019. His move to Texas in January led to the school earning the No. 3 ranking in the country by 247Sports.Losing McCoy would likely cause Texas’ ranking to drop – and potentially fall below arch-rival Oklahoma, ranked No. 6.Suffice it to say, the Longhorns are probably going to do whatever they can to keep him under wraps next season.last_img read more

2004 Woodlot Owner of the Year Winner Chosen

first_imgA man from Yarmouth is the 2004 Nova Scotia Woodlot Owner of theYear Award winner, Natural Resources Minister Richard Hurlburtannounced today, July 9. James Bower was chosen as the western regional winner in June andwas recently selected as the provincial winner from regionalwoodlot owners in central, eastern and western Nova Scotia. “Much of Nova Scotia’s woodland is owned by small landowners whoinvest their own time and money into managing their woodlots,”said Mr. Hurlburt. “This annual award is one way to recognize theefforts of small woodlot owners and their outstandingstewardship.” Mr. Bower, whose woodlot is located in Lower Ohio, Shelburne Co.,was chosen as the provincial winner for his thoughtful approachto managing his woodland. “One of his goals is to leave the woodland in better conditionthan he inherited it and to provide employment,” said Tim Whynot,a forester with the department and member of the judgingcommittee. “He is the first landowner that we have evaluated whohas hired a consultant to give him an updated management plan. Heis also one of the few landowners who has made a consciousdecision to preserve some old growth forest, which he calls thegreen bunch.” A lot of silviculture has taken place on the property since theearly 1980s and its tall pine trees and outstanding pineregeneration is noticeable along the Ohio Road. “The woodlot is a lesson in co-operation between the landowner,his contractor Mike Harris, a consulting forester, PatriciaAmero, and Lewis Mouldings,” said Bruce Carter, a forester withthe Department of Natural Resources. The 2004 Woodlot Owner of the Year Award will be presented to Mr.Bower during a public field day to be held on his woodlot inOctober. The other regional winners were Laurie Hanna and sons ofParrsboro, Cumberland Co. for the central region and EarleVickers of Portree, Inverness Co. for the eastern region award.Field days will be held on Mr. Hanna’s and Mr. Vicker’s woodlotsin September. This is the 15th year for this award, which recognizes landownerswho carry out sustainable woodlot management. The award alsoincreases public awareness of the importance of private woodlotsin Nova Scotia. Woodlot owners are evaluated on their effort andcommitment to setting and meeting sustainable goals for theirland. Nova Scotia residents are eligible if they own between 20 to 400hectares (50 to 1,000 acres) of woodland in the province.Nominations are accepted at Department of Natural Resourcesoffices until March 31 of each year.last_img read more

LS to become paperless from next session

first_imgNew Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Wednesday announced that the Lower House will become paperless from the next session, a move which will save crores of rupees to the exchequer. During the Zero Hour, several members praised the Speaker for starting a new system under which their name and division number are displayed on the screen in the house, when they are speaking. Birla told the members that various new initiatives will be taken to improve the functioning of the house and announced that Lok Sabha will become paperless from the next session onwards. It will save crores of rupees, he said.last_img read more

Harper remains unmoved by calls for public inquiry into murdered missing Indigenous

first_imgBy Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsPrime Minister Stephen Harper has again rejected pleas from Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo for a national inquiry into the growing number of murdered and missing Indigenous women across the country.While provincial governments have called on the federal government to strike an inquiry, Harper remains unmoved on the issue.On Wednesday, Atleo told APTN National News that he raised the issue again during a brief 15 minute meeting with Harper just before Aboriginal Day. According to Atleo said Harper still hasn’t budged on his position since the issue was raised at a much publicized meeting between Harper and a small group of chiefs on January 11, at the peak of IdleNoMore protests.“He repeated that he doesn’t support the call for an inquiry,” said Atleo. “(Harper) supports the work that is going in the all-party committee and feels strongly on moving on action based on existing reports…it is clear we don’t agree, but I pressed for it again and stated we would continue to do so.”A special Parliamentary committee was recently created to study the issue and hearings are expected to resume in the fall when MPs return to Ottawa.The provinces called on the government to create the inquiry during meeting in Winnipeg last April. The meeting included provincial Aboriginal affairs ministers and three premiers who also hold the portfolio.The Prime Minister’s Office said Harper had already expressed the position publicly in the past.The idea of a national inquiry was rejected in a draft deputy minister’s memorandum to Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, as the federal government prepared its response to another inquiry in British Columbia examining the troubled police investigation into serial killer Robert Pickton.“It is better to take action now through measures aimed at reducing vulnerability, community-based prevention and stronger law enforcement toolkit rather than expending resources in further inquiries,” said the memo, obtained under the Access to Information Act and marked “confidential.”“The behaviour of this government is, in my view, in contradiction to the words that have been spoken,” said Atleo. “The way the government behaves toward First Nations people still stands on a foundation that we don’t exist.”Atleo also said he planned to travel to Tsuu T’ina First Nation Wednesday evening to meet with Alberta First Nation leaders who are dealing with the fallout of devastating floods in the area.Atleo also planned to tour the devastated communities of Siksika First Nation and Stoney Nakoda First Nation on Thursday.jbarrera@aptn.ca@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

The life cycle of a cannabis plant from seed to store

first_imgArmina Ligaya, The Canadian Press TORONTO — Licensed cannabis producers are ramping up production to address shortages that have plagued the pot market since legalization in October, but the time required to grow the average marijuana plant means consumers likely have a few more weeks to wait. Cannabis lives up to its nickname and grows like a weed, but the plant needs as many as 18 weeks to progress from seed to harvest before it even moves on to processing and packaging.Licensed producer CannTrust walked The Canadian Press through their cultivation and processing facilities to get a close look at the process. Here are the various life stages of the cannabis plant: from seed to plant to processing and packaging.1) Seed/CuttingMost commercial cannabis growers skip the seed stage and grow new plants from cuttings of established ones, as seeds take longer and are prone to genetic variation, which can affect product quality. Cuttings are taken from so-called “mother plants” grown for the purpose of genetic cloning. The moniker stems from the fact that they must be female — male plants produce pollen and seeds but female plants produce the coveted cannabinoid-filled flower. “Every plant in the greenhouse is a female plant,” said Michael Camplin, general manager of CannTrust’s Niagara-area cultivation facility. “There are no males allowed in this facility.”Growing a new plant from cuttings produces genetically identical plants, allowing producers to generate cannabis from a certain strain with particular characteristics, he said.“It’s called a mother plant because it’s producing basically children,” Camplin said. “It’s producing young plants that will have the same characteristics as the mother.”2) SeedlingSmall cuttings are taken from the mother plants and planted into a moist starter cube in a low light and high humidity environment.“They’re literally babied along,” Camplin said.After two weeks, the roots start to sprout through the starter cube and the seedling is transplanted to a larger cube. After an additional two weeks of growth, the young cannabis plant is moved to a slightly larger base.3) Vegetative stateOnce beyond the seedling stage, the plant enters the vegetative state and is encouraged to grow up and out. This is done by controlling the amount of light the plant receives.If the plant receives 18 hours of daylight or more in a given day, it will continue to grow without producing any flower, Camplin said.4) FloweringGetting the plant to produce flowers involves convincing it that autumn is approaching, which means cutting back on the light cycle.“Marijuana plants are very light sensitive, and they are triggered to go into flower when the day length shortens in nature, as the summer starts to turn into fall,” he said. “The days get shorter, and the plant knows that it’s time to reproduce.”Mimicking the change in seasons by shortening the daylight period to 12 hours will prompt the plant to flower and produced the desired bud.The time needed for a plant to flower depends on the strain, but it can range from as little as seven weeks to as much as 10 weeks, Camplin said.5) HarvestingOnce the flowering plant has reached the desired stage, it is time to harvest. The plant’s flower or bud is coated in tiny, glistening hair-like glands called trichomes that contain the active ingredients in the plant called cannabinoids. The best-known cannabinoids are tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol, known as THC and CBD. Trichomes also contain terpenes, the fragrant oils which produce a unique taste and smell.The plants are cut and cannabis buds are mechanically separated from the stems and leaves, before being inspected and then trimmed by hand, Camplin said.6) DryingThe fresh cannabis flower is then dried on racks for up to two weeks. The buds are then stored in loosely closed plastic bags in large bins, which help to control the humidity, for two weeks.“That equalizes the moisture level, and every day they’re opened and stirred — or burped as they say in the drying room — and closed back up,” Camplin said.Keeping them in the closed bins also help the buds retain the terpenes, he said.Once the drying is complete, the bud is graded by size. Larger buds are usually preferred for dried flower sales while smaller buds are often earmarked for oil, he said.7) Testing and processing At this stage, the cannabis is tested for quality before it is cleared for the manufacturing process, said Chris Lucky, CannTrust’s vice-president of supply chain and manufacturing. On average, it takes 10 to 11 days to get the lab results back.Once the buds pass the appropriate tests, the pot is then either packaged for sale or put through an extraction process to produce cannabis oil.8) ExtractionThe buds chosen to produce oils are put through an industrial-sized grinder and then baked. Similar to when cannabis is smoked, the heating process activates the ingredients within the bud that provide the medicinal effects, Anna Jakobsmeier, CannTrust’s director of extraction and refinement, said.“We’re manipulating it to now provide the medicine,” she said.The baked cannabis is then placed into an extraction machine that uses heated and pressurized carbon dioxide to separate the cannabinoids from the plant.“You’re removing the cannabinoids, as well as some other components of the plant, but you’re leaving behind the actual dried product,” she said.The resulting liquid containing the cannabinoids is mixed with a carrier oil, such as a type of coconut oil known as Medium Chain Triglycerides or MCT oil. The oil is then bottled or put into capsules and packaged for sale.9) Packaging and LabellingThe finished products are packaged and labelled as per Health Canada’s guidelines, which include strict limits on the use of colours, graphics and logos.Products destined for Canada’s adult use market receive an excise stamp, which indicate that the product was produced legally and that applicable duties were paid. Each product must have a stamp corresponding to the province or territory where it will be sold.Complications with the stamp were blamed by many pot producers for causing a bottleneck in the supply chain, contributing to the shortage. Problems cited by producers included a delay in receiving the stamps, as well as the need for glue to affix the stamps, which slowed down the process. Cannabis is a brand new industry, and companies are learning and refining the processes as they go, and incorporating automation to speed up the process where possible, Lucky said.“Everybody is learning the processes… There’s a lot of things we have done as an organization, and industry across the board, in terms of how we can automate.”last_img read more

French aviation experts see clear links in 2 Boeing crashes

PARIS — The French civil aviation investigation bureau BEA has concluded there were “clear similarities” between this month’s crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX plane and a Lion Air plane crash last October.The French bureau said Monday that black box data from the Ethiopian Airlines flight showed the links and will be used for further study.Ethiopian authorities asked BEA for help in extracting and interpreting the crashed plane’s black boxes because Ethiopia does not have the necessary expertise and technology.The Ethiopian Accident Investigation Bureau intends to release a preliminary report within 30 days.The Associated Press read more

On second day of debate General Assembly hears calls for definition of

Yemen’s Ambassador, Abdalla Saleh Al-Ashtal, joined numerous others who have expressed support for the recently adopted Security Council resolution on fighting terrorism, but pointed out that its implementation would be affected by the fact that there was no agreed definition of terrorism. Echoing this view, the Ambassador of Malaysia, Hasmy Agam, stressed that without a clear definition, it would be difficult to enforce international agreements to combat the menace. “Acts of pure terrorism, involving attacks against innocent civilian populations – which cannot be justified under any circumstances – should be differentiated from the legitimate struggles of peoples under colonial or alien domination and foreign occupation for self-determination and national liberation,” he said.Speaking on behalf of the Arab Group, Libyan Ambassador Abuzed Omar Dorda said States that harboured terrorists of Arab nationalities should surrender them to their countries so that these elements may be brought to justice. The Arab Group also advocated convening an international conference to arrive at a definition of terrorism, he said, adding that the Group would oppose any attempt to classify resistance to occupation as a terrorist act. “Such an attempt will turn concepts topsy-turvy, and only hatred can be engendered from this kind of oppression.” Supporting the call for an anti-terrorism conference, Iran’s Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Javad Zarif, said the forum should elaborate objective criteria that would allow the international community to identify and combat terrorism. “Legitimacy as well as sustainability of the global struggle against terrorism rests on applying a single set of standards to all,” he said. Pledging his country’s full support for the fight against terrorism, Ambassador Shamshad Ahmad of Pakistan emphasized the need to tackle the root causes of that peril, noting that stability and mutual prosperity were critical to that effort. “It will continue to haunt us if the roots of terrorism, which lie in the inequality of societies, in the exploitation of downtrodden, in the denial of fundamental rights and in the sense of injustice, are not addressed,” he said.The Ambassador of the Sudan, Elfatih Mohamed Ahmed Erwa, stressed that his country would never be a haven for terrorist groups and would fully cooperate in any effort to eliminate terrorism. The Sudan would support international laws and General Assembly resolutions aimed at combating terrorism and apprehending the perpetrators.Guatemalan Ambassador Gert Rosenthal pointed out that the battle against terrorism would require fighting crime, drug trafficking and money laundering “given the actual or potential links between these scourges, which are becoming increasingly international in nature.” He supported Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s view that the UN “constitutes the natural forum” for this effort – a view shared by numerous speakers in the debate.The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, Ambassador Sun Joun-yung, said the tragedy of 11 September presented the UN with the “solemn task” of tackling terrorism issues. “The international community is watching us, anticipating with great hope a concerted effort against terrorism,” he said. “It is incumbent upon us to live up to this hope.” The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ireland, Brian Cowen, paid special tribute to the New York City police and fire fighters who had lost their lives trying to save others during the terrorist attack against the World Trade Center. “Let those images and those stories of bravery and heroism in the face of the most awful terror stand as a constant reminder that we, members of this Assembly, have our own duty to perform, to ensure that terrorists will find no welcome in any part of the globe,” he said. read more

Illinoisbased ADM says it needs new global headquarters location to better access

by David Mercer And Sophia Tareen, The Associated Press Posted Sep 23, 2013 3:00 pm MDT Illinois-based ADM says it needs new global headquarters location to better access customers AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email DECATUR, Ill. – Agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland Company said Monday that after 44 years in the small central Illinois city of Decatur, it is looking for a new location for its headquarters with better access to its global customers.ADM said it is already considering a list of potential locations for what it’s calling its new global headquarters, but doesn’t plan to publicly discuss where it could be headed or how long it will take to make the decision. Chicago is among those candidates, city officials said.But the company also said no layoffs are planned and it will keep a workforce of 4,400 in Decatur, which also will become ADM’s North American headquarters. The company has extensive operations in the city, about 180 miles southwest of Chicago, and is Decatur’s largest employer.“Our company is growing and becoming more global and more customer-centric,” CEO Patricia Woertz said. “To continue to succeed, we need a global centre in a location that allows us to travel and work efficiently with customers and employees throughout the world. We also need an environment where we can attract and retain employees with diverse skills, and where family members can find ample career opportunities.”The new global headquarters would have about 100 employees, ADM said in a news release. It would also be home to a new IT centre that would add another 100 new employees over the next several years.ADM has about 30,000 employees around the world, about half overseas, spokeswoman Victoria Podesta said. The company, which is No. 27 on the Fortune 500 list, processes corn, soybeans and other crops to make everything from animal feed to ethanol and food additives.Tom Alexander, a spokesman for the City of Chicago, confirmed it has talked with ADM and is a candidate.“This is a dynamic, global company that is a leader in a key industry, and we believe that they are a good fit with what Chicago has to offer,” he said. “We’ll do our best to keep them in Illinois.”ADM has talked off and on for years about the need for a headquarters with easier access to the world beyond central Illinois, Podesta said. Decatur’s small airport lacks major commercial flights.During the company’s proposed acquisition of the Australian company Graincorp, ADM decided to go ahead with the relocation plan, Podesta said.“Decatur doesn’t have an international airport,” she said. “If you’re trying to get to Australia to have a meeting … it adds to your trip.”The company told Decatur officials about its plans in the past few days, Podesta said.Messages left by The Associated Press with city officials in Decatur were not immediately returned.One business owner in downtown Decatur acknowledged the city of about 75,000 relies heavily on ADM and its jobs, and that residents get jittery when there’s uncertainty.“We’re right in the middle of the country. I don’t know how much more centrally located they can be,” said Robert Laskowski, 61, a Decatur native and keeper of a CD and DVD store.He said he can understand how it might be easier for ADM’s international clients to get to Chicago, but felt confident they would keep the manufacturing jobs in Decatur, “because this is where their product is — corn and soybeans.”University of Illinois economist Fred Giertz said that while the company may try to get some kind of tax breaks or other incentives from the new location, he doubts the company would be able to get a package worth tens of millions of dollars that a factory employing several hundred might command.“I wouldn’t be surprised if they ask for something, but I don’t think it’s as a big a deal as locating a Honda plant,” Giertz said.The headquarters move would not be the first for ADM; it relocated to Decatur from Minneapolis in the 1960s.___Associated Press writer John O’Connor contributed to this report. Mercer reported from Champaign and Tareen from Chicago. read more

Soaring temperatures pose new threat to Mosuls displaced – UN migration agency

At full capacity, IOM teams are in the process of ensuring that all internally displaced persons (IDPs) are equipped with basic materials to help alleviate summer discomfort, including supplementary mini kits – containing 40-litre capacity cool boxes, battery-rechargeable fans and summer bed linens – for distribution to some 7,790 families in Qayara and neighbouring Haj Ali camp. Another 5,400 or so summer kits have already been distributed to IDP families from West Mosul, who have arrived in the emergency sites since the end of March 2017. IOM’s primary health centres in both Qayara and Haj Ali, home to 34,000 people, each serve an average of 1,800 patients per week with medication. Displaced people with scabies have also been seeking treatment in IOM’s medical centre in Qayara, prompting the primary health care to set specific morning hours, exclusive to these cases. Winter colds have been replaced by diarrhoea and dehydration, particularly among children. With only 33 per cent of the required $28.83 million needed by IOM for the Mosul response, the funding gap is having a significant impact on IOM’s ability to effectively provide for the scale of needs created by the Mosul crisis. “Hundreds of thousands of displaced Iraqis from Mosul have escaped the conflict but now need humanitarian assistance to survive. Forced to flee their homes and exposed to the elements, they are especially vulnerable to the hot summer weather,” said IOM Iraq Chief of Mission Thomas Lothar Weiss. “IOM staff are providing emergency assistance at full capacity, but additional funding is required to cover the massive scope of the Mosul crisis needs: shelter, medical services, household items, and more, without which displaced Iraqis will continue to be at risk,” he added. “With temperatures nearing 37 degrees Celsius and rising, the coming months will be trying,” said UN Migration Agency (IOM) communications officer Hala Jaber. From June onwards, temperatures in the Ninewa governorate will hit, and sometimes surpass, the 50° mark. The PVC tents that provided warmth during the cold winter will be hard to tolerate in summer, as temperatures inside register at least 10° higher than outside. The scorching heat is already impacting health and living conditions at IOM’s emergency site at the former Qayara airstrip, which hosts over 52,000 displaced Iraqis or 8,746 families. Thirty-seven-year old Thaer, who returned to Qayara after his six-month-old son was treated for acute dehydration sleeps outside to escape the suffocating heat. “During the day, the tents are very hot and at night unbearable with all of us inside. So, I and my older children are sleeping outside the tent to escape the heat,” he said. An Iraqi woman from Mosul holds her daughter in one hand and empty water containers in the other. Two other children follow her in search of water near the Garmava temporary camp in central Iraq. Credit: UNHCR/S. Baldwin read more

Enda says hes disappointed to see Gilmore go

first_imgTHE TAOISEACH ENDA Kenny has said that Eamon Gilmore’s resignation comes as a ‘disappointment’.He told RTÉ News that he did have an indication that the Tánaiste would step down as leader of the Labour Party.He said that “It’s disappointing but I fully respect and understand his decision”.The Taoiseach also pointed out that Eamon Gilmore should be commended.He said that the pair had “a very strong working relationship for the good of the country”.When questioned about the future for the government, Kenny replied “we’ve got a programme which we agreed and it sets out targets”.He also addressed the recent election results, remarking that “everyone understands the clarity of the message given by the people in their votes.”He added that he acknowledges that people have made sacrifices and that they want to see results in their daily lives.Read: Eamon Gilmore resigns as Labour Party leader>Read: Who’s in the frame to become the new Labour leader? Here’s who:>last_img read more

At least 19 people die after huge fire rips through building in

first_img 19,888 Views By AFP Mar 28th 2019, 10:01 AM At least 19 people die after huge fire rips through building in Bangladesh Many people jumped to their deaths to escape the inferno. Share133 Tweet Email1 7 Comments Many of my colleagues are still trapped in the office.Firefighters on long ladders smashed windows to create escape routes. More than one hour after the blaze erupted people could still be seen on the 13th and 14th floors desperately waving for help amid clouds of black smoke.Army helicopters dangled ropes that victims grabbed so they could be lifted to safety, with crowds below cheering and applauding every time someone was rescued.Rescuers kept at bayThree hospitals reported that six men and women had died or arrived with fatal injuries after jumping from the office block. They included a Sri Lankan man whose body was taken to the army’s Kurmitola Hospital.Dilkhosh Ahmed at the Banani Clinic said one of the victims had attempted to use the television cable to climb down, but slipped and fell around the eighth floor.A seventh death from burns was recorded at the Dhaka Medical College hospital.Helicopters were deployed to drop water on the blaze as scores of firefighters backed by navy and air force specialists struggled to bring it under control.A top fire official said the flames had been stopped from spreading to adjoining buildings.“Teams have entered the building and they are scouring the floors for any remaining victims. The building did not have fire fighting equipment,” said Lieutenant Colonel Julfikar Rahman of the Dhaka fire service told reporters.Rescue crews were soon discovering bodies and carrying them out one after the other in white bags.Some workers told of risky escapes.“My uncle and two more people jumped from their floor. His hand and leg are broken and his eye is damaged,” one man said without giving his name.A man who gave his name as Jico said he had been working on the 19th floor.The fire started in a restaurant on the sixth floor. We ran to the roof as soon as we heard about it and then used a wooden plank to get over to the next building.Fire disasters regularly hit Bangladesh’s major cities where safety standards are notoriously lax.A massive blaze in Dhaka’s old quarter on 21 February killed at least 70 people and injured 50 others.Fire service officials said chemicals illegally stored in an apartment building exploded and set alight five buildings and nearby streets. That blaze took more than 12 hours to control.A June 2010 fire in the nearby neighbourhood of Nimtoli, one of the most densely populated districts of the capital, killed 123 people.In November 2012, a fire swept through a nine-story garment factory near Dhaka killing 111 workers. An investigation found it was caused by sabotage and that managers at the plant had prevented victims from escaping.Experts said inspections of buildings in the city frequently found fire stairs blocked with stored goods and exit doors locked © AFP 2019  center_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Updated Mar 28th 2019, 9:50 PM The scene of the fire Source: Mahmud Hossain Opu/AP/Press Association ImagesDESPERATE WORKERS JUMPED to their deaths as a huge fire tore through a Dhaka office block today, killing at least 19 people and trapping others in the latest major inferno to hit the Bangladesh capital.Rescue workers warned the death toll could rise sharply as fire fighters recovered charred bodies from the complex where an unknown number of office workers were engulfed by intense smoke and flames.At least six people died after jumping from the 22-floor building, officials said.Dhaka police chief Asaduzzaman Mia told reporters at least 73 people were injured and being treated in hospitals across Dhaka.People were seen screaming for help as hundreds of panicked onlookers crowded the streets of the upmarket Banani commercial district.Some workers slid down a television cable on the side of the building. Others grabbed ropes lowered by emergency service helicopters which pulled them out of the blaze.The inferno erupted barely a month after at least 70 people were killed in Dhaka apartment buildings where illegally stored chemicals exploded.The latest disaster brought new scenes of horror amid fears that the toll would rise. More than 100 ambulances were parked in streets around the building.Shoikot Rahman heard colleagues raise the alarm and ran to safety before smoke and flames engulfed the building.“When I heard a fire broke out in the building, I quickly rushed out,” he told AFP. https://jrnl.ie/4564683 Thursday 28 Mar 2019, 9:50 PM Short URLlast_img read more

Insigne wary of Firminos threat

first_imgNapoli forward Lorenzo Insigne has recognised Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino as the most dangerous player in the squad ahead of their meeting.Jurgen Klopp’s side face the Serie A club in the Champions League on Wednesday evening as they seek to consolidate top spot with two wins, after leaving it late to break the hearts of PSG fans at Anfield.Most of the focus ahead of the match has been on Salah’s inconsistency in front of goal since the start of the season.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.However, Insigne sees it differently and has urged his Napoli teammates to watch out for Firmino’s ability in Liverpool’s attack. ‘They have a lot of strong players, even those on the bench,’ said Insigne“But Firmino is the most decisive player because he comes to play between the lines and opens up the spaces for his teammates. ‘I hope together with my teammates to put them in trouble and be able to make chances.”last_img read more

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first_imgMeghan MarkleGetty ImagesPrince Harry seems to have been more decisive when it comes to Meghan Markle than his brother Prince William was with Kate Middleton.Apparently, Prince Harry begged Meghan Markle to move to London as he was terrified of losing her just like his previous girlfriends, unearthed reports reveal. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s courtship wasn’t as long as that of the couple Cambridge. In fact, some would even call it a whirlwind romance.Reportedly in November 2016, only a month after the news of their relationship leaked, Phil Dampier wrote for the Daily Star: “Friends say the royal Romeo is terrified of losing the 35-year-old American beauty now their six-month affair has been made public.” This was supposedly a real concern for Harry as he even insisted that security be ramped up for Meghan’s safety not that their relationship had been made public. Since Meghan was not part of the Royal Family, she did not qualify for the extra protection. Prince Harry was prepared to make arrangements for her security on his own. However, Meghan declined his generous offer.  Meghan Markle attends RELAIS & CHATEAUX 60th Anniversary Guest Chef Dinner Launch at Consulate General of France on October 1, 2014 in New York City.Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Relais & ChateauxPrior to their marriage, sources said Prince Harry had fallen for Meghan Markel so hard that he was genuinely afraid of losing her. A close friend of the Prince reportedly said that Harry was hoping to keep their relationship a secret for as long as possible. The friend added that Harry’s previous two girlfriends, Chelsy Davy and Cressida Bonas, couldn’t cope with being in the spotlight and he was desperate not to lose Meghan.Meghan Markle married Prince Harry last year and officially joined the Royal Family. She is now the Duchess of Sussex. The Royal couple even welcomed their firstborn, baby Archie into their family.last_img read more

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Hague pledges resolve of assets dispute with Egypt

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