2 arrested for killing burning body of friend

first_imgNew Delhi: A man was murdered and his body was burnt by his friend near the hills of Manesar. South Delhi Police have arrested two accused in the case. Police identified the accused as Amit (friend) and Ishant. Police said that on July 7, it was reported by Shambhu Kumar that his son Neeraj had left his house on June 27 at around 12.30 pm and has not returned so far. Police said during the investigation, they questioned deceased friend Amit (19), who disclosed that earlier he was residing at Lado Sarai and had developed a close friendship with Neeraj. He used to work in a restaurant and used to misappropriate some money daily from the purchase of grocery items for the restaurant. Both used to drink alcohol from this money. “Later, the owner learnt about this and Amit was removed from the job. However, in his absence, Neeraj used to defame Amit in Lado Sarai,” DCP (South) Vijay Kumar said. He further added that Amit had taken a small amount of money from some persons in Lado Sarai and they used to give calls to his parents in Village at the behest of Neeraj. This caused annoyance to Amit and he planned to eliminate Neeraj. In this meantime, he roped his school friend Ishant. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic items”It is being probed that the first attempt to kill was made on June 26 when they called Neeraj and after having drinks deceased was making too much of noise which could have caused the attention of the neighbours as such no further step was taken,” police said. Police further added that again in the afternoon, Amit called Neeraj for drinks and asked him to come on his scooty. Thereafter, all the three went to Gurugram and purchased more liquor and at the behest of Amit went towards the hills of Manesar. Till late in the night, all the three had liquor and when Neeraj passed out, Amit and Ishant killed him by hitting his head with stones. On next day morning, both returned back to the spot and burnt the body.last_img read more

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Tom Cochrane reworks Big League lyrics to honour Humboldt Broncos

first_imgTom Cochrane reworked the lyrics of his song “Big League” on Tuesday night for a special performance honouring the Humboldt Broncos.The Juno Award-winning signer and songwriter played an acoustic version in front of a green and yellow backdrop to begin TSN’s NHL playoff preview special.The song, originally featured on his 1988 album Victory Day with Red Rider, is written from the perspective of a father whose son was a hockey player with big dreams cut short by a truck driving in the wrong lane. Advertisement Many Canadians began associating the lyrics with the 15 people who were killed in a highway accident on Friday night when the Humboldt Broncos’ bus collided with a semi-trailer in northern Saskatchewan. Fourteen other people were injured.Cochrane’s low-key televised performance was played as photos of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League team were shown in a montage.He updated the lyrics to incorporate a new verse that drew closer parallels to the Broncos story: “All the right moves when he turned 18. Ridin’ to the game and ridin’ with his team. Ridin’ with their friends and ridin’ for their dreams. Ridin’ off to immortality in the big league.”Cochrane also changed another portion of the lyrics to place a stronger emphasis on the unpredictability of life: “Never can tell what might come down. Never can tell when you might check out. You just don’t know, no you never can tell.”Other Canadian musicians have turned their own songs into tributes to the team.Country singer Paul Brandt performed his 2001 song “Small Towns and Big Dreams” Monday on CBC’s Q after recently rewriting the lyrics to incorporate a hockey theme at the request of Ron MacLean, who planned to use it on a segment of Hometown Hockey.Kingston, Ont. musician Jay Smith has racked up more than 1 million views on a Facebook video he posted performing “Leave a Stick by the Door,” an original song written in tribute to the hockey players.By The Canadian Press Facebook Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Twitter Tom Cochrane, seen in 2015, reworked the lyrics of his song “Big League” on Tuesday night for a special performance honouring the Humboldt Broncos. (DARREN CALABRESE / THE CANADIAN PRESS)last_img read more

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Feds Powell embraces uncertainty and risks that go with it

first_imgWASHINGTON — Jerome Powell sounded a note of humility Wednesday. The question for the Federal Reserve chairman is whether humility plays well with the financial markets.Speaking at a news conference after the Fed raised its key interest rate for the fourth time this year, Powell acknowledged the challenge for him and his colleagues: As the Fed edges closer to ending its rate hikes altogether, its decision-making has become trickier. No longer will the Fed be able to signal weeks in advance the near-certainty of a shift in rates.Rather, the central bank will need to base its decisions on the most up-to-date economic figures on jobs, inflation and economic growth. There will be more uncertainty. And markets hate uncertainty.“I think from this point forward, we’re going to be letting the data speak to us,” Powell told reporters. “So there’s a fairly high degree of uncertainty about both the path and the ultimate destination of any further increases.”On Wednesday, Fed officials issued an updated set of forecasts that showed that they expect two rate increases in 2019. But Powell cautioned that those predictions were far from ironclad. He reminded his audience that the collective forecast reflects a compilation of individual officials’ expectations and “certainly does not represent a committee plan.”His words, delivered in the chairman’s characteristic calm baritone, were meant to be reassuring. But the stock market instantly delivered a sour verdict. Minutes into Powell’s news conference, stock prices extended a mild fall into a plunge. By the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average had lost 352 points — 1.5 per cent.In recent years, investors had grown used to Fed officials telegraphing any future rate changes well in advance. Surprises were rare. Yet that policy is less viable for Powell than it was for his predecessor, Janet Yellen, who presided over a series of rate increases from a record low in 2015.Because she was managing a series of steady increases from near zero, Yellen could signal forthcoming rate hikes in advance. She was also able to begin overseeing a gradual shrinkage of the Fed’s portfolio of mortgage and Treasury bonds, which had ballooned as high as $4.5 trillion in the aftermath of the financial crisis. Powell said he would continue to reduce the balance sheet. But he stressed that rates would be the main instrument of Fed policy.“He’s trying to signal that the finish line is within sight, but we’re not quite there yet,” said Carl Tannenbaum, chief economist at Northern Trust, a financial services company.The difficulty for Powell is that he can’t speak too confidently about the trajectory of rates, especially because he has said the Fed is nearly at its “neutral” rate. That’s the point at which its key rate is thought to neither stimulate nor hinder growth. But exactly where that point is depends on what the latest economic data may show.And Powell is acknowledging that forecasting rate hikes has become tougher in this environment.“He’s being intellectually honest,” said Megan Greene, global chief economist at Manulife Asset Management.Greene suggested that for Powell, the stock market might have been impossible to appease Wednesday.Had the Fed announced a pause in rate hikes, it might have panicked investors about a sinking economy. Yet if the Fed had stressed its commitment to further hikes, it might have sparked fears that its intent to lift borrowing rates close to historic averages could shove the economy into a recession.“His challenge is to communicate his way through this shift from forward guidance to data dependence,” Greene said.For Powell, the economic outlook has become hazier as, in his words, “cross-currents” have emerged. A global slowdown is already weighing on growth. Stock markets have sold off sharply since September as the stakes of the trade war between the United States and China have intensified. Many economists are predicting that the United States could sink into a recession by 2020.Perhaps most important, Powell must find ways to preserve his political independence as he endures a barrage of criticism over rate hikes from President Donald Trump. Trump, who chose Powell to lead the Fed, is expressing concern that the Fed’s rate increases could derail the economy.All these factors could influence the performance of the economy and how many more rate hikes the Fed will impose. To that end, Powell wants to downplay forecasts about Fed policy. Instead, he has decided, beginning in 2019, to hold news conferences after each of the Fed’s eight meetings each year, rather than only quarterly.The additional news conferences raise the likelihood that every Fed meeting could be the occasion for adjusting Fed policy in ways that might upset the markets. On the other hand, managed well, the news conferences could provide a valuable tool for Powell to shape how investors interpret the Fed’s policies.“If they do it right, it could actually help the market,” said David Kelly, chief global strategist for JPMorgan Funds. “Powell has a chance to modulate his comments to basically try to correct any market misperception about what the Fed was trying to say.”___AP Business Writer Marley Jay contributed to this report from New York.Josh Boak, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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University investments fare well in 2018 but worries linger

WASHINGTON — Colleges made strong returns on their financial investments last year, but experts worry the gains could be jeopardized by spending increases.A survey of more than 800 schools found that their endowments returned an average of 8.2 per cent in 2018, a decrease over the year before but a major improvement over two sluggish years before that.Harvard University remains the nation’s wealthiest school with an endowment of $38 billion. The University of Texas system jumped to No. 2 with just under $31 billion.Despite the recent success, many schools have dipped further into their endowments to cover annual budgets, raising concerns that they could face financial constraints in future generations.The survey was conducted by TIAA Endowment and Philanthropic Services and the National Association of College and University Business Officers.Collin Binkley, The Associated Press read more

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All communities in Kosovo must enjoy benefits of progress UN envoy tells

“Members of Kosovo’s smaller communities have not yet returned to their homes, and most of those who stayed in Kosovo live in conditions that remain unacceptable,” said Michael Steiner, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative. “We must extend the benefits of progress to all of Kosovo’s communities.”At the same time, Mr. Steiner noted recent accomplishments in Kosovo, including the rebuilding of more than 40,000 houses, the refurbishing of more than 450 schools, and massive improvements in the water and electrical supply systems.Building on that success means forging a new partnership between the donor community and the Government of Kosovo, Mr. Steiner said, pledging his commitment to making the transfer of responsibilities to the province’s own institutions a success.”To make further political progress in Kosovo, the Government needs, now perhaps more than ever, your help,” he told the meeting’s participants. “Your help to deliver jobs. Your help to deliver a decent education for its young people. Your help to create sustainable opportunities for people who wish to return to Kosovo.”Above all, Mr. Steiner stressed, the Government of Kosovo needs the international community’s assistance to be able to reach benchmarks which constitute “the preconditions for continuing down the road that will allow us to resolve Kosovo’s status.”Whatever Kosovo’s political status will be in the future, he added, it must be a “multi-ethnic, integrated Kosovo where all its people can live in security and dignity.” read more

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Israel must address excessive use of force and deaths in Gaza protests

“Every week, we witness instances of use of lethal force against unarmed demonstrators,” said Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, in a news release Friday.“Warnings by the UN and others have seemingly gone unheeded, as the approach of the security forces from week to week does not seem to have changed.”  According to the High Commissioner’s Office, OHCHR, 35 of those killed were taking part in the ‘Great March of Return’ demonstrations. Most of them appear to have been unarmed or not presenting an imminent threat to the Israeli Security Forces (ISF) at the time of their killing or injury. 1,739 individuals were injured by live ammunition fire by ISF.“The loss of life is deplorable, and the staggering number of injuries caused by live ammunition only confirms the sense that excessive force has been used against demonstrators – not once, not twice, but repeatedly,” added the High Commissioner.Also concerning is that over the last four weeks of protest, four children were shot dead by Israeli forces, three of them by a bullet to the head or neck. A further 233 were injured by live ammunition, with some sustaining injuries that will result in lifelong disabilities, including through the amputation of limbs, stated the news release.“The use of excessive force against any demonstrator is reprehensible, but children enjoy additional protection under international law,” Mr. Zeid said.It is difficult to see how children, even those throwing stones, can present a threat of imminent death or serious injury to heavily protected security force personnel – High Commissioner Zeid“It is difficult to see how children, even those throwing stones, can present a threat of imminent death or serious injury to heavily protected security force personnel […] Images of a child being shot as he runs away from Israeli security forces are downright shocking.”  According to OHCHR, a 14-year-old boy, Mohammad Ayyoub, was killed by a bullet to the head on 20 April.“It is difficult to see how tire-burning or stone-throwing, or even Molotov-cocktails thrown from a significant distance at heavily protected security forces in defensive positions can be seen to constitute such threat,” read the news release.High Commissioner Zeid also underscored the obligation of every country to ensure that all loss of life and serious injury is investigated and those responsible held to account. Any investigations into the events in Gaza “must fulfil this purpose,” he stressed.He also voiced concern that continued lack of accountability could lead to future human rights violations in relation to the protests.“By the end of today – and next Friday, and the Friday after that – more unarmed Palestinians who were alive this morning will have been killed, simply because, while exercising their right to protest, they approached a fence, or otherwise attracted the attention of the soldiers on the other side,” Mr Zeid said.“Israel’s failure to consistently prosecute violations committed by members of its security forces, encourages them to use deadly force against their fellow unarmed human beings, even when they present no threat.” read more

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Remember The Brooklyn Nets Theyre Good Now

In layman’s terms, the Nets have essentially adopted the same offensive principles as the analytically friendly Houston Rockets, coached by Atkinson mentor Mike D’Antoni. (Fitting that these clubs combined for an NBA-record 106 3-point attempts in a game last week.) Russell, who leads starting ball-handlers with 61.5 pick and rolls per 100 plays, will run you around screens all day, and he and his Brooklyn teammates generally avoid midrange shots, instead probing for much higher-percentage looks. No NBA team has driven to the basket more than the Nets, and this would mark the third consecutive season that Brooklyn ranks in the top 10 in free-throw rate.Defensively, the story is much the same. The Nets have excelled at forcing opponents to walk the analytics plank, ranking among the top five in 2016-17, 2017-18 and again this season in terms of how often they coax teams into longer midrange 2-pointers. When teams are fortunate enough to get to the basket, they’re often met by 20-year-old Jarrett Allen, a big man who has erased some of the game’s biggest names at the rim while sometimes playing a one-man zone. The Nets also rank near the top of the NBA in boxing out, to finish those defensive possessions.That combination — continuing to take the most efficient shots possible on offense while taking those same shots away on the other end — has been the NBA equivalent of Andy Dufresne’s rock hammer in “The Shawshank Redemption.” The team’s strategy and talent, combined with its newfound maturation in the clutch, have finally set it free.Brooklyn basically looked shackled at the ends of games last year and at the start of this season. Whether it was inexperience, consistently bad whistles or a combination of the two, the Nets were managing to find new, devastating ways to lose close contests each night.But even that’s changed of late. The Nets, who were a dismal 4-10 in clutch situations as of Dec. 1, have since gone 11-4 in those same scenarios.One noteworthy shift there is rooted in Russell and Dinwiddie’s ability to coexist during the hot streak — something that had consistently backfired from a net-rating standpoint over the past two seasons. (Their ability to play together, or lack thereof, will be worth watching because of the decision the Nets have to make about the future of Russell, who’s a restricted free agent this summer. Yet it looks like Russell will have the show to himself, as Dinwiddie, who just signed a three-year, $34 million extension, could miss considerable time with a torn ligament in his thumb.) But other elements also stand out. Joe Harris is one of the NBA’s best perimeter shooters. Latvian forward Rodions Kurucs was a great find and is a fluid scorer at 6-foot-9.While the Nets are clearly ascending, they still have their issues, too.Brooklyn has one of the highest turnover rates in the league. The Nets can occasionally find themselves with matchup problems against teams with floor-spacing bigs because of how Allen anchors himself to the paint on defense. The lack of pressure on pick-and-roll ball-handlers hurts their ability to force turnovers. For how well the team gets to the stripe, Russell, its leading scorer, takes fewer free throws than any other volume shooter in the NBA.1This includes any player taking at least 15 field-goal attempts per game. Injuries have nagged Brooklyn all year, and while it’s fair to expect a boost from players if and when they return — especially from LeVert — key players’ roles may have to shrink to accommodate everyone once they’re back. And the Nets, who have enjoyed one of the easiest slates so far, will be thoroughly tested by their upcoming schedule — especially from mid-March to the end of the season.There’s a reason we hear so much about the Nets eventually landing a player like Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard or Jimmy Butler. Aside from the fact that they’re one of few big-market teams that seemingly has a direction, a blank-enough canvas (in terms of not having a star) and cap space to make something happen, they also would become an instant contender by adding someone of that caliber. Again, the decision on Russell could complicate that. Yet the reality is that getting past the second round likely requires more than this current cast, even at full strength.For the time being, though, it has been eye-opening to watch the 22-year-old Russell play this well since the turn of the new year, a span in which he’s averaged 24 points and nearly eight assists on 49 percent shooting from the floor, along with his rainbow-arc triples falling at a 44 percent clip.While he’ll never possess the sort of bounce that some of his counterparts have, the former No. 2 overall pick has leveraged the threat of his pull-up jumper into being able to beat defenders to certain spots. When he senses defenders on his hip, he’ll often make use of ball fakes to buy himself more space before shooting.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Russell.mp400:0000:0001:22Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.He’s been more consistent with the ball during that window, too, passing teammates open while logging a 3-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio in 2019 — up from 2-to-1 earlier this season and much better than his career ratio of 1.5-to-1 coming into the 2018-19 campaign.Certain elements of Russell’s offensive run lately, much like the team’s overall, are going to come back down to earth at some point. But with how hellish things have been in Brooklyn for much of the past five years, and with how sound the team’s strategy has been in digging out of that trench, Russell, the Nets and their fans all have ample reason to be enjoying this — even if they aren’t exactly sure what comes next.Check out our latest NBA predictions. For more than four years, the Brooklyn Nets had been more or less irrelevant on a national scale. Whenever the team came up in a larger conversation, it was usually to discuss how one of its first-round picks — dealt in that infamous trade for Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce — was benefiting another franchise that got to reap the draft payoff. You have to go back to 2013-14, a full season after the Nets left New Jersey for Brooklyn, to find the last time they finished .500.All of which makes the Nets — winners of five straight and co-owners of the NBA’s best record over the past month and a half — so compelling. At 26-23, the team is currently holding a playoff position in sixth place in the East. Coach Kenny Atkinson, again, is finding enormous success with his point guards, including D’Angelo Russell, who’s in contention for an All-Star spot. And the club, which in early December was mired in an eight-game skid and couldn’t hold late-game leads, is all of a sudden unbeatable in the clutch. And this is after Brooklyn lost perhaps its best all-around player, Caris LeVert, to a brutal long-term injury.But underneath all that past losing — and there was a lot of it, given that this team has had three consecutive seasons with fewer than 30 wins — there were several road signs that the Nets were tapping into an array of good strategies to begin a turnaround.Much of that was rooted in ideology and experimentation, necessities because of how bare the draft-pick cupboard was for a while. The team had to take some creative steps (read: accept salary dumps) in a bid to get some talent on its roster. And the club’s front office, led by Sean Marks, had to identify talent that was being ignored or undervalued, like guard Spencer Dinwiddie, and trust its own ability to help develop players like him into everyday rotation pieces.The hiring of Atkinson, a longtime NBA assistant, was a key catalyst. Well before the wins started outnumbering the losses, and before there was enough talent to expect playoff berths, the 51-year-old quickly began changing the team’s shot profile on both ends of the floor.During the 2015-16 campaign, a year before he came on, the Nets ranked 26th out of 30 in quantified Shot Quality, which measures the likelihood of shots going in, if taken by an average NBA player, according to stat database Second Spectrum. The club completely overhauled that at the start of Atkinson’s tenure, though, as Brooklyn finished fifth and fourth in 2016-17 and 2017-18, respectively. And this season, the Nets rank ninth in the metric. read more

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Gordon Ramsay accused of cultural appropriation over Asian restaurant

Sejal Sukhadwala‏, a London-based food writer, suggested Lucky Cat appeared to be a pastiche of Asian influences, saying: “He [Ramsay] claimed to be setting up an “authentic” Asian restaurant – that’s the main issue here. Apart from all these issues around Lucky Cat… surely Pan Asian-fusion is really out-of-date?”Kimberly Yam, an Asian-American journalist, wrote: “Many people aren’t exactly happy with the chef’s claim to deliver ‘authentic’ Asian cuisine at the restaurant, especially without an Asian chef at the helm.”But Ramsay, whose restaurants hold seven Michelin stars, has defended his new venture, saying that head chef Ben Orpwood has spent several months in south Asia studying the region’s cooking.“He’s done the research,” he said. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. He has described his latest venture as inspired by the “culture, flavours and the incredible cooking” of Asia.But Gordon Ramsay has now found himself caught up in a row over cultural appropriation after his new restaurant was accused of tokenism and lazy stereotyping.The award-winning chef is opening Lucky Cat, which he calls “an Asian eating house” inspired by 1930s Tokyo, describing it as part of his “long time vision”.During one of the venue’s preview nights last week diners were treated to dishes such as mini wagyu pastrami burger with ‘Asian’ chilli jam, English asparagus with a smoked ponzu emulsion and smoked duck breast with plum and Japanese nashi pear.Ramsay said on the night: “I’ve toured and worked in much of Asia over the years and the culture, the flavours, and the incredible cooking never fail to inspire me. We’ve got a great team behind this project and we’re ready to bring something really special to London this summer.”However, critics have been quick to point out that the restaurant, which will open in Mayfair, does not appear to have any Asian chefs and seems to mangle together Chinese and Japanese cooking with little proper appreciation for either, distinct, culture.Angela Hui, a restaurant writer, who attended the preview night, said: “I was the only east Asian person in a room full of 30-40 journalists and chefs.”Writing on the food website Eater she added: “It was nothing if not a real life Ramsay kitchen nightmare. . . which felt more seedy nightclub than Asian eating house. Or, perhaps, that is Ramsay’s vision of a vibrant (nee “authentic”) Asian eating house.”Others have also been critical.George Chen, a Chinese-American chef and restaurateur, wrote on Twitter: “Is the famous Chef going to curse at his white cooks in Asian or what?  Every chef has a right to interpret another cuisine but the integrity and culture (read authenticity-albeit I hate that term) needs to be studied in depth and not whitewashed for marketing purposes!”Mr Chen also took issue with the name of the restaurant and the naming of a cocktail Lucky Geisha.“And what’s with all the ‘lucky’ naming deal…it’s like Charlie Chan stereotypes all over again.” What a night at the @LuckyCatGR pop up ! Can’t wait to see you guys there this summer #luckycatmayfair pic.twitter.com/OM01pkZnGn— Gordon Ramsay (@GordonRamsay) April 10, 2019 Ramsay also took issue with Ms Hui’s description on social media of Mr Orpwood’s wife as a “token Asian wife”.Writing on his Instagram page he said: “It is fine to not like my food, but prejudice and insults are not welcome, and Ms Hui’s comments around my Executive Chef and his wife, calling her a “token Asian wife”, were personal and hugely disrespectful.” read more

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Chevron Lubricants celebrates 24 years of partnership with Kumtor Gold

first_imgThis year, Chevron Lubricants and Kumtor Gold are celebrating an outstanding 24 years of collaboration at the mine in Kyrgyzstan. The relationship which began as the plant was opened in 1993 has continued unbroken for more than two decades thanks to Chevron’s continuing supply chain reliability, advanced Group II base oil technology and service excellence.Chevron provides a comprehensive service supporting sales and technical requirements at the Kyrgyzstan plantFurther program to provide training in oil analysis and results interpretation underwayRemote location and altitude requires complex logistical support in bringing products directly from Chevron’s Belgian facility.The Kumtor site is located in a remote region high in the Tien Shan mountain range and lies at an altitude of 4,000 m, 400 km east of the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, which is in turn 60 km northwest of the Chinese border. With an output of around 500,000 oz/y of gold Kumtor is one of the largest gold mines currently in operation and requires total reliability and support from its primary suppliers.Speaking of the long standing relationship, Mine Maintenance Manager Gerry Wigglesworth said: “There are a handful of essential requirements at the site, without which we would have to stop production and our lubricant supply is one of them. It is critical to our operations that we can rely upon both the performance of the product and the logistical support.”He continued: “Our relationship with Chevron Lubricants over many years has been one of complete teamwork. Their expertise in the sector, alongside their product technology, best practice support, and willingness to engage in on-site training of our personnel, has enabled us to seek greater efficiency in our operations and actually to reduce the quantity of lubricant we use while maintaining very high reliability and performance levels from our machines.”Nick Watson, the Chevron Lubricants Sales Manager responsible for the Kumtor facility commented: “Our supply to the Kumtor site comprises many different products from the range, tailored to the needs of the heavy duty trucks and mining equipment on site. With the introduction of our Group II base oil technology and through targeted application of our products we have assisted in reducing component wear to a minimum and in optimising equipment utilisation levels in an environment where extremes of temperature and altitude pose real challenges to reliable equipment operation.”The relationship between Chevron Lubricants and Kumtor also includes training and knowledge sharing. The Chevron team has recently worked on a program which trains on-site technicians in analysing oils and interpreting results. The ongoing training program shares best practice between sites as well as performing lubrication audits to promote further cost savings and best practice.last_img read more

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Going going gone

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Holden will stop manufacturing in Australia in 2017 with Australia set to lose almost 3,000 jobs. Victorian premier Dr Denis Napthine said the government has been advised that Holden is discontinuing in 2017, and it’s an “irreversible decision”. The high Australian dollar, high cost of production and small, fragmented market was to blame. The decision will see 2,900 people will lose their jobs – 1,600 from the manufacturing plant in South Australia and 1,300 in Victoria. The announcement means the end of 65 years of car building in Australia for General Motors Holden, an era that has significant ties with our Greek Australian community, as for many first generation migrants, General Motors Holden was the place where many found their first jobs, giving them a way to support their family and the financial independence they needed to prosper in their adopted nation. Talking to Neos Kosmos the day following the announcement, Mike Nicolaides, national secretary of the Technical Supervisory and Administrative Division, Australian Manufacturing Workers Union, says that everyone involved with the AMWU is “shell-shocked”. “It’s a body blow for [our members] because they’ve lost their future and the ability to support their families,” Mr Nicolaides says. The workers who face unemployment in four years have three viable options, says Mr Nicolaides, who looks at the outcome from the Mitsubishi closure some years ago. He said one third of the workers took the opportunity to retire because they believed they wouldn’t find other work; one third found jobs that were of a similar status and the other third found casual employment on lower wages and in worse conditions. “A number of people in 2017 may be in their mid to late 50s and they may take the opportunity to retire, some will find jobs but there are going to be a large number of people who will struggle,” he says. The skill level of each employee, their age and their class of employment will determine their future employment options, but Mr Nicolaides warns that their future looks quite “bleak”, especially for the South Australian employees. “Different classes of employees will have better or worse prospects depending upon the skills they hold,” he says. “I would think in Elizabeth (South Australia) – their prospects are pretty bleak,” he says. This is because they are production workers in Elizabeth, unlike Fisherman’s Bend in Melbourne which has design workers and other skilled employees who may have better prospects of gaining employment, but their future is “still bleak and uncertain”. General Motors Holden (GMH) was a saving grace for many early Greeks who migrated to Australia and relied on factory jobs for employment. One former employee, George Zangalis, worked at Fisherman’s Bend for a year in 1950. He said a large portion of the employees were of Greek background. Mr Zangalis went on to work as a union representative and spoke with many Greek employees who were instrumental in gaining better working conditions at GMH. At the time of migration, he says there was a great demand for workers at GMH. “[The employers] wouldn’t even ask if you had any skills – all they wanted to make sure of was that you were a healthy person, young, and we were trained on the job,” says Mr Zangalis. “Many of us came from Greece, a great majority from the countryside, some from the cities, but none of us had factory experience – working in industries was a new experience altogether.” He says the Greek employees made up most of the workers in this era, and adds they were “the most militant and they were in the forefront of all the struggles for better conditions basically and better wages”. The Greek community felt the gravity of this decision, and its impact on the psyche was echoed through comments made on the Neos Kosmos Facebook page following the announcement. Readers used the social media site as a forum to voice their concern and talk about their fathers’ experiences of working at GMH. One went as far as to say that if their father knew about the closure he would “be turning over in his grave” remembering a time when the migrants gave blood, sweat and tears to their line of work. The consequences of this decision have far-reaching impacts not only on employees of Holden, but also employees of companies that supply car components to Holden. That will ultimately impact Australia’s economy. Manufacturing is the key industry and it’s a tremendous blow against the workers themselves, their families, but also for future workers, younger people looking for jobs in making things,” says Mr Zangalis. “If the country doesn’t make things, it becomes a beggar – if we don’t manufacture we need to purchase other people’s goods and they dictate the terms. “Like Greece, for instance, the answer for Greeks is not any more loans, but how much we can produce, will Greece become a producer or a perpetual consumer of other people’s products?” Mr Nicolaides adds that this move will put undue pressure on Toyota. “With Holden going, those auto component suppliers might not have the volume in their work to be able to survive, which means that Toyota might have to source some of their components off-shore. It might not be a viable option for them either so this is going to cascade and put pressure on Toyota,” he says. He adds that the AMWU is unsure of what the government thinks of the manufacturing industry, what their framework is about the future of the Australian economy. “Looking at it from the outside it seems [the federal government] are much more interested in mining and agriculture and much less interested in manufacturing,” says Mr Nicolaides. “Manufacturing has provided hundreds of thousands of jobs for generations including to migrants, and the families of migrants – many of them are readers of Neos Kosmos. They are just not giving any thought that we can see to the future of the economy. A vehicle manufacturing sector is the essence of most modern manufacturing economies. “They’ve let down thousands of workers, they don’t seem to have a clear policy – they need to get their act into gear,” he says. “It’s not evident to us what they see as the future of the Australian economy – they have no vision.”last_img read more

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Lionel Messi reveals his son Thiago as his greatest critic

first_imgDuring an interview with World Soccer magazine, Lionel Messi revealed that his greatest critic is his son Thiago when Barcelona or Argentina lose.Losing matches has always been very hard to take for Lionel Messi, whether it’s for club or country, he used to never want to talk about the defeat until his son Thiago came of age to discuss these hard moments.When he was very little still, the eldest of Leo Messi’s sons wasn’t that interested in football at the beginning but things have drastically changed as of late.Now that he is able to understand the sport better, Thiago Messi loves playing, watching all the matches, and even discussing technical aspects with his father after every single game.Lionel Messi hadn’t revealed just how much of a critic his eldest son can be towards him, the Barcelona star knows that he will have to talk shop with Thiago every time he comes back home and especially when the squad doesn’t win a match.Lionel still has no clue if any of his sons will become footballers when they grow up, but he can already tell that they are just as crazy about football as he was when he was only a child.Messi aseguró que habla mucho de fútbol con Thiago, su hijo mayor, y reveló cómo son sus charlas después de una derrota: “Ya no es como antes. Recibí un par de críticas y cuando no ganamos me obliga a comentar lo que ocurrió” ➡ https://t.co/NB4s2ySD7f pic.twitter.com/Hjj0JB4k70— Diario Olé (@DiarioOle) January 28, 2019In an interview with World Soccer Magazine for the February issue, Lionel Messi spoke about his son Thiago’s passion for football: “Thiago and Mateo really love football,” said Messi on World Soccer as quoted by Diario Sport.“But Thiago is the one who understands football better because he is older and he talks everything about football.”“He is very involved in everything related to the game. I already have received a few criticisms here and there from him… He follows Barcelona, La Liga, and the Champions League. The kid follows absolutely everything.”“He can’t get enough of it, he asks questions all the time and even gives me notes when things aren’t going that well,” he added.During the interview, Lionel Messi also approved of both Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt to play for FC Barcelona.We all know that the midfielder has already reached an agreement with the Catalan club but the defender is still negotiating a deal with Barcelona.“Both of those players come from a school that is very similar to ours and they work in a very similar manner.”Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“They tend to play like us, with the ball always at their feet. Both of them are very young footballers, they both have great precision and I really like watching both of them play.”¡INMESSIONANTE! Thiago, el crítico más exigente de Leo Messi, mirad lo que dice Leo Messi que le hace cuando no gana: https://t.co/gYBvNcUVHa pic.twitter.com/yUytdwJ9UM— ORGULLOSODESERCULÉ! (@OrgullosoculeES) January 28, 2019Turns out that maturity has gotten the best of Messi now that he is past 30-years of age, it’s very interesting watching him react to different scenarios now when compared to past seasons when he was younger.Back in the day when he lost an important match with his club or country, Lionel Messi preferred to be isolated from everybody but he can’t do that anymore thanks to his son.In regards to his input when they ask him about new players, Messi also gives an informed opinion that tells us he gets his homework done because he is the captain of one of the biggest clubs in the world and he always needs to be up to speed with every single one of his teammates.We still haven’t seen the last of the best Lionel Messi, but we are now getting closer to the dreaded day when he decides to retire.Nobody is ready for the day in which this happens, same as it will be when Cristiano Ronaldo also decides to hang up his boots.Those days will be some of the saddest moments in football history, when the two greatest players in football history make de decision to call it quits.#LaLiga 🇪🇸Messi: “Thiago me obliga a explicar por qué no ganamos” 😅https://t.co/FmzNYILViB pic.twitter.com/k5xbbicgbW— Solo ⚽ Fútbol (@SoloFutbolPlus) January 28, 2019What do you think about Lionel Messi’s son getting the same football bug than his father? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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UA opposes bill that would allow for concealed carrying on campus

first_imgDownload AudioThe University of Alaska is opposing a bill introduced by a Fairbanks state senator. SB 174 would remove restrictions for the carrying of concealed firearms on college campuses. The bill received a vetting yesterday in by Senate Education committee.Sen. Pete Kelly who introduced SB 174 (Photo by Skip Gray/Gavel Alaska)State Senator Pete Kelly told the Alaska Senate Education committee yesterday that his SB 174 would remove a Constitutional wet-blanket that UA policy puts on students, faculty and staff to bear concealed fire arms on campus. Kelly reeled off a series of past shootings on campuses and suggested they might have ended without as much death if students and faculty were carrying a gun.“Bad guys with guns are stopped by good guys with guns,” Kelly said. “And if the University has made it so all the good guys can’t have guns, they are then at mercy of bad guys with the gun.”In response to questions from the committee Kelly wasn’t able to name any situations on UA campuses where having a concealed firearm would have helped a situation. And he conceded state law bars concealed handguns from legislative chambers. But he offered that situation could be remedied with future legislation.The Education Committee also heard from UA President Jim Johnsen, who outlined five broad categories the school objected to the current bill. Johnsen says the University is like the courts, the legislature and K-12 schools, where concealed firearms are barred.“Such places have been recognized by the Alaska legislature as sensitive places in which regulation of firearms is presumptively lawful.” said Johnsen.Senator Kelly told the committee he thought the University had some good points and was willing to amend the bill to accommodate them. The hearing was limited to an hour so public testimony was truncated. More testimony is expected when the Education Committee takes up SB 174 Thursday at 3:30.last_img read more

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Pipeline work leaves roads damaged

first_imgNizampet: The condition of the road at Nizampet X Road has turned from bad to worse due to the gas pipeline work that has been completed. However, the road has been left with many gaps in between them.There are no proper roads in this area which is becoming difficult for the commuters. The condition gets worse during rainfall. The poor condition of roads also poses a serious threat to the motorists.last_img

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UBS pain after Swiss franc warning

first_imgUBS pain after Swiss franc warning392 viewsUBS pain after Swiss franc warning392 views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00UBS pain after Swiss franc warning392 viewsBusinessShares tumbled three percent despite a promise of the biggest payout to shareholders since the financial crisis. What’s rattling UBS investors is a warning from the bank over the surging Swiss francVentuno Web Player 4.50Shares tumbled three percent despite a promise of the biggest payout to shareholders since the financial crisis. What’s rattling UBS investors is a warning from the bank over the surging Swiss franclast_img read more

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10 Things To Know For Monday

first_imgAP Photo/Evan VucciFILE –President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with retail industry leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017.1. UNDER SCRUTINY: TRUMP’S ‘INSURANCE FOR EVERYBODY’ PLEDGE Republicans pushing a plan to dismantle Obama’s health care law brace for a Congressional Budget Office analysis widely expected to conclude that fewer Americans will have health coverage under the proposal.2. WHERE BLIZZARD COULD DUMP 18 INCHES OF SNOW Forecasters say a nor’easter will bring heavy, wind-whipped snow from New Jersey to Maine.3. NO LET-UP IN DISPUTE BETWEEN NATO ALLIES Turkey summons the Netherlands’ top diplomat to formally protest the treatment of a Turkish minister in that country over the weekend.4. TRUMP TO MEET, GREET ANGELA MERKEL The German chancellor is heading to Washington for her first meeting with the U.S. president.5. LIVESTOCK PERISHING IN SOMALIA’S DROUGHT The worsening drought is killing off up to 70 percent of herders’ animals, leaving a key population without their main source of survival.6. NONPROFIT’S MOTTO: ‘LESS JAIL, MORE FUTURE’ In the tough neighborhoods of greater Boston, an unusual program is seeking to steer hundreds of the region’s highest-risk young men away from a return behind bars.7. SCIENTISTS RACE TO PREVENT WIPEOUT OF CORAL REEFS The unique underwater ecosystems are dying on an unprecedented scale due to rising ocean temperatures.8. LEGENDARY PHOTOGRAPHER TO RETIRE Nick Ut, the Pulitzer Prize-winner most famous for his image from the Vietnam War known worldwide as “Napalm Girl,” is ending a 51-year career at the AP.9. WHOSE TV PROFILE IS RISING MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow emerges as the favorite cable news host for presidential resistors in the opening days of the Trump administration.10. NORTHWESTERN CELEBRATES HOOPS MILESTONE On Selection Sunday, the Wildcats’ first trip to the NCAA Tournament in program history steals the headlines. Sharelast_img read more

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Full Show When A Town Becomes A City And The Texas Music

first_img 00:00 /50:44 Listen X center_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: On Thursday’s Houston Matters: It’s been 20 years since James Byrd, Jr. was dragged to death by a group of white supremacists in Jasper, Texas. Byrd’s death prompted the passage of hate crime laws on the state and federal level. We consider the impact of Byrd’s death 20 years later.Also this hour: Could The Woodlands ever become a city? That’s what the master-planned community is considering. If that happened, would it protect them from annexation by other municipalities like the City of Houston or the City of Conroe? We take a closer look and examine how Houston grew into the city it is today.Plus, we learn more about the annual Texas Music Festival at the University of Houston. And Houston writer Chris Wise has a new book aimed at encouraging everyday people to write about their lives.WATCH: Today’s Houston Matters 360-Degree Facebook Live Video.We offer a free, daily podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and other podcasting apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Sharelast_img read more

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Rutgers granularslip study documents voltage signals w Video

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2012 Phys.Org Image (c) PNAS, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1121596109 Packing it all in for the holidays: Scientists see how many polyhedrons can fit into a box More information: Electrostatic precursors to granular slip events, PNAS, Published online before print June 11, 2012, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1121596109AbstractIt has been known for over a century that electrical signals are produced by material failure, for example during crack formation of crystals and glasses, or stick-slip motion of liquid mercury on glass. We describe here new experiments revealing that slip events in cohesive powders also produce electrical signals, and remarkably these signals can appear significantly in advance of slip events. We have confirmed this effect in two different experimental systems and using two common powdered materials, and in a third experiment we have demonstrated that similar voltage signals are produced by crack-like defects in several powdered materials. PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen (Phys.org) — A voltage signal preceding failure of bridges and other structures made of powder has been documented by three researchers in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Rutgers University. Their findings, published on Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, are an important step forward. center_img Citation: Rutgers granular-slip study documents voltage signals (w/ Video) (2012, June 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-06-rutgers-granular-slip-documents-voltage-video.html Play Movie showing association between crack formation and voltage production in sheared powder. Video: PNAS, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1121596109 Outside of Rutgers, a doctoral candidate familiar with the electrification of granular systems noted that five seconds might not be meaningful to save people from an earthquake area but would be beneficial in a smart-grid setting in turning off technologies that might cause explosions or fires during a quake.The researchers at Rutgers performed several experiments before reaching their conclusions; they used different containers and different powders. Bleached and unbleached flour, plaster and mortar were tried and the team found the same results. Similar voltage signals are produced by crack-like defects in several powdered materials.Failure of these materials, in turn, may be preceded by telltale electrical signals. They speculate that similar voltage changes could be warning signs of internal defects or of impending catastrophic failures in objects made of consolidated powders.The authors acknowledge that electrical disturbances have been reported in the past to precede major earthquakes and rockbursts, but many of these reports have been anecdotal. At the same time, a growing body of field measurements will help other research efforts to more fully understand these events. “We anticipate that the ability to generate correlated electrical signals and slip events in a controlled setting will enable future research to unveil the mechanisms leading to the curious effects.”Prof. Shinbrot says a better understanding of the particles’ electrical interactions may enable technologies that predict breakages before they cause catastrophic damage. Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Explore further Play Movie showing association between defect formation and subsequent slip events in tumbled powder bed. Video: PNAS, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1121596109 The authors of the paper, ”Electrostatic precursors to granular slip events,” are Troy Shinbrot, Nam H. Kim, and Nirmal Thyagu, and they discuss their results from lab tests on powders. They documented a voltage signal. They studied how clumps of fine particles emit electrical voltages just before they crack. Pulling powders apart seems to produce a voltage.Shinbrot and his study team studied scoops of finely ground Tylenol in a slowly-spinning cylinder. Powder stuck to the sides, built up, and after reaching a certain height, cracked and tumbled down to the bottom. The “mini avalanches” created voltages higher than 100 volts. They discovered that the voltage spike sometimes preceded the avalanche by as much as five seconds. The authors note that “it has been known for over a century that electrical signals are produced by material failure, for example during crack formation of crystals and glasses, or stick-slip motion of liquid mercury on glass.” They say that slip events in cohesive powders also produce electrical signals, and that these signals can appear significantly in advance of slip events. Key structural materials—ceramics in turbines, chalk in cliffs, and concrete in bridges—are made from powders; a voltage spike might precede cracking in these structures. last_img read more

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first_imgTechnology | November 26, 2008 Bycast StorageGRID 8 Stores and Protects Mission-Critical Data, Images Carestream Health has signed an agreement to sell its healthcare information systems (HCIS) business to Philips Healthcare. This includes its radiology and cardiology PACS and reporting software. Image by geralt on Pixabay  News | Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) | September 04, 2018 Novarad Highest Rated in Customer Satisfaction on Gartner Peer Insights VNA Category Novarad Healthcare Enterprise Imaging has taken the highest rated spot on Gartner’s Peer Insights technology review… read more News | Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) | February 07, 2019 Connecticut, California Imaging Centers Deploy Ambra Cloud VNA Ambra Health announced that Naugatuck Valley Radiology and Insight Imaging are among the latest groups of leading… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more Related Content News | Archive Cloud Storage | December 20, 2018 IMS Announces Integration of Cloud Image Viewing Platform With Google Cloud International Medical Solutions (IMS) recently announced it will provide Google Cloud account users with the ability to… read more Bycast Inc.’s StorageGRID 8 is now available. This release aims to set a new standard for large-scale long-term digital archives by delivering an open platform that virtualizes information retention and access over a spectrum of storage devices ranging from high-performance disk to archival media, distributed over multiple sites.In addition to providing a flexible, general purpose archive platform, StorageGRID 8 delivers the performance, scalability and reliability required by the most data-intensive applications.New features of the StorageGRID 8 include:- Distributed File System Gateway: StorageGRID 8 features the new Distributed File System Gateway (DFSG), a high performance clustered file system front-end to complement StorageGRID’s distributed multi-tier object store. By delivering the high performance and throughput of the DFSG clustered file system, together with the reliability and scalability of the StorageGRID distributed archive, StorageGRID 8 allows customers to easily scale their environments in support of a variety of applications, according to the company. – Multi-Tenancy: StorageGRID 8 includes multi-tenancy functionality specifically aimed at enabling service providers, as well as internal IT departments running their operations as a service, to address the rapidly emerging storage service provider market using the StorageGRID platform. Discrete security partitions ensure that multiple customers or departments leveraging the same storage service have their own independent secure archives.- Enhanced Audit and Reporting: StorageGRID 8’s enhanced audit and reporting capabilities provide improved usage tracking, enabling storage service providers and departments to implement per-transaction, per-byte, or per-asset chargeback models.- VMware ESX Support: Customers can now run a number of StorageGRID components inside VMware, providing them with more implementation options to further reduce their data center server footprint and operational expenses.Together with the launch of StorageGRID 8, the StorageGRID 8 Express Bundles for small and medium sized businesses is also available. StorageGRID 8 Express Bundles are simplified configurations of StorageGRID, which reportedly offer smaller enterprises the same robust platform used to protect some of the largest life-critical digital archives in the world, and are available for storage hardware systems from leading manufacturers. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享center_img News | Remote Viewing Systems | July 30, 2018 Children’s Hospital Colorado to Manage Medical Images Via the Cloud With Nucleus.io Platform NucleusHealth and Children’s Hospital Colorado’s (Children’s Colorado) Center for Innovation have formed a strategic… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | August 31, 2018 Greenville Health System Adopts Agfa HealthCare Enterprise Imaging System Agfa HealthCare and Greenville Health System (GHS), South Carolina, announced the successful implementation of a… read more News | Radiology Business | March 07, 2019 Carestream Health To Sell its Healthcare IT Business To Philips Carestream Health has signed an agr read more Technology | Archive Cloud Storage | November 19, 2018 Intelerad Launches Nuage Disaster Recovery Platform November 19, 2018 — Intelerad Medical Systems announced the launch of the nuage Disaster Recovery (DR) Platform. read more News | Enterprise Imaging | August 09, 2018 Visage Signs Mercy for Visage 7 Open Archive Visage Imaging Inc. announced that it has signed a seven-year contract with Mercy, the fifth largest Catholic health… read more News | Remote Viewing Systems | July 16, 2019 Anatomage Releases Anatomage Cloud Platform Anatomage Inc. released an update to the Anatomage Cloud platform that allows medical and dental professionals to… read more last_img read more

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Stray dogs kill 4 kangaroos in Bosnia zoo

first_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Comments   Share   Top Stories Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Check your body, save your life Sponsored Stories center_img The guards were able to save the life of the fifth kangaroo, which is now recovering. It is the last kangaroo at the zoo, which is located on Sarajevo’s outskirts.Skapulj called the incident a “tragedy.” He says the zoo’s management has wanted to get rid of some fences and modernize the facility but that stray dogs in the area have complicated those plans.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) – Officials say stray dogs entered the Sarajevo zoo, killed four kangaroos and injured another before guards could chase them away.Zoo veterinarian Vedad Skapulj told The Associated Press that the dogs entered the kangaroo habitat in early Wednesday morning.The canines apparently came from the forest searching for water, which is in short supply because a months-long drought has dried up local creeks. New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t likelast_img read more

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Alligator Airways suspension continues

first_imgSince its grounding last month due to safety concerns, Alligator Airways remains under suspension by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).CASA suspended the Kununurra based carrier on 03 May 2012 because the airlines conduct of operational and maintenance-related activities was deemed unfit for air safety.On 18 May 2012, the Federal court granted CASA’s application for an order to prohibit Alligator Airways from operating until 04 June 2012.Under the Civil Aviation Act, once investigations are completed, CASA has up to an additional five working days to issue a further notice if it believes there could still be a serious risk to air safety.Alligator Airways will continue to remain grounded until CASA has completed its investigation and confirmed that the carrier it fit to fly.If CASA does send out a further notice the suspension will continue while the issues raised are addressed, which could take up to 33 days. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: S.Plast_img read more

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