Delhis Signature bridge to get parking area for visitors

first_imgNEW DELHI: With the plans of beautification of Delhi’s signature bridge with lighting and also making a different spot for the tourists to see the view, the Delhi government has started to formulate a plan to make parking space for the tourists of the Signature bridge.The official sources have confirmed that the government is working to finalise land near signature bridge so that it would be convenient for the people to park their cars. “This week the Delhi Chief Secretary held a senior level meeting on the ongoing work at the bridge. The officials presented that when the rush of visitors will increase and if there is no separate parking space then it might create law and order situation,” said an official. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in DenmarkHe also added that as per the government’s estimate that if there is no space for parking then the people will park the car at the bridge which might create a lot of traffic and also space will become prone to accidents. “The government will not allow such a situation and a separate parking space will be made. Space should be nearby so that every visitor can walk the way till the signature bridge,” said the official. The Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) is working to develop the Signature Bridge as an important tourist destination. The initiative is part of directions issued by deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia to the DTTDC after an inspection of the under-construction bridge last week. The DTTDC is responsible for the construction of the 675 meter-long bridge — the first asymmetrical cable-stayed bridge in India. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsThe bridge will have a 154-metre high glass viewing box which will offer a panoramic view of Delhi. The bridge will have four elevators with a combined capacity of 50 people to carry visitors to the viewing box. The bridge measures 575 metres in length and will have selfie spots for people to click photo. While being a tourist spot, the Signature Bridge will also share the burden of traffic with the Wazirabad Bridge. The Signature Bridge was proposed back in 2004 as the first asymmetrical cable-stayed bridge in the nation. Back then, it had an estimated cost of Rs 494 crore. The projected cost was hiked to Rs 1,131 crore in 2010 when New Delhi hosted the Commomwealth Games. The project was delayed even further and its estimated cost grew to Rs 1,594 crore. The bridge is being built on the Yamuna near Wazirabad and will cut down travel time between north and north-eastern parts of the national capital.last_img read more

For The Record Martin Luther Kings daughter

first_imgAPTN National NewsBernice King, daughter of American Civil Rights hero Martin Luther King, gave the opening address at yesterdays reconciliation walk in Vancouver.King called the past treatment of First Nations appalling and applauded Canada for holding a truth and reconciliation process.For the record here is what she had to say to the 70000 people who came to walk in support of reconciliation and healing.last_img

SC asks Narasimha to play mediator BCCI bodies happy

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked P S Narasimha, amicus curiae in BCCI matters, to also act as mediator for the state associations of the Board of Control for Cricket in India. The Bench of Justices SA Bobde and A.M. Sapre has asked Narasimha to hear the state associations’ concerns and suggest the way forward to the Committee of Administrators (CoA). A senior BCCI official said the move has come as a huge relief for the state associations, which now have the option of getting their issues heard. It will also bring to an end the generic affidavits being filed by the CEO in violation of the newly registered constitution, he added. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football together”This is a huge relief for several associations, which were shocked and disappointed at the generic affidavits being filed by the CEO in violation of the constitution finalised by the Supreme Court. These were actually bordering on contempt since as per the constitution finalised by the court, it is only the acting secretary who could have filed an affidavit on behalf of the BCCI,” the official said. The SC also barred all courts in the country, including the high courts, from entertaining any plea relating to the BCCI and its state affiliates, that it is hearing. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian OpenThe Bench also asked Narasimha to look into the release of funds by the SC-appointed CoA to various state associations. Almost all the associations have cited lack of release of funds as a burning issue. Commenting on this, a senior state association official said the order was like a wave of relief for the state bodies of the BCCI. “A wave of relief has swept through the cricketing fraternity after today’s order of the SC. The members of the cricketing fraternity are grateful to the court for its observation that the game must go on.” “The restriction on the flow of associations’ own funds had all but brought the development of the game of cricket at the grassroots level to a standstill and this empathetic view will potentially bring an end to this unfortunate stalemate. The member associations have full faith in the new amicus and for us, his non-partisan approach is a breath of fresh air,” he smiled. At the previous hearing, the Bench had appointed Justice (retired) D K Jain the ombudsman of the BCCI and Lt. Gen. Ravi Thodge the third member of the CoA.last_img read more

Sri Lanka poised to deal with postconflict tasks leader tells UN

Having recently declared victory in its decades-long conflict with Tamil rebels, Sri Lanka is committed to tackling issues of long-term peace and development, including resettlement of displaced civilians and reconciliation, its Prime Minister said at the United Nations today. “We have entered a forward-looking, post-conflict phase, recognizing at the same time the urgent need to deal with the scars and unresolved challenges of the past,” Ratnasiri Wickramanayaka told the annual high-level debate of the General Assembly. In May the Government declared an end to its military operation against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), ending more than two decades of fighting. Mr. Wickramanayaka said one of the Government’s highest priorities following the end of the conflict has been to meet the immediate needs of the some 280,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) residing in camps in northern Sri Lanka, as well as to ensure their “safe, voluntary and dignified” return to their homes. “The Government reiterates its firm resolve to resettle the IDPs expeditiously,” he said. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has on several occasions voiced his concern about developments regarding the IDPs, as well as the political process and a possible accountability mechanism for alleged human rights violations committed during the armed conflict. The Prime Minister acknowledged that “in the aftermath of conflict, peace cannot last without reconciliation,” and said the Government had put in place “a broad and comprehensive foundation” for long-term peace and security encompassing reconstruction, development, political empowerment and reconciliation. “The end of conflict provides us with a historic opportunity to address the grievances and aspirations of all communities, in expediting a long-term political solution.” He added that Sri Lanka is committed to complying with its international obligations in the field of human rights and humanitarian standards. 26 September 2009Having recently declared victory in its decades-long conflict with Tamil rebels, Sri Lanka is committed to tackling issues of long-term peace and development, including resettlement of displaced civilians and reconciliation, its Prime Minister said at the United Nations today. read more

UNbacked narcotics control body calls for more policies to address drug dependence

The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) said that women and girls comprise one-third of global drug users yet are only one-fifth of those receiving treatment, as significant systemic, structural, social, cultural and personal barriers affect women’s ability to access substance abuse treatment..Further, they are also more likely to be prescribed narcotics and anti-anxiety medication than men, and are thus more likely to abuse these medications.For example, Germany and Serbia have reported that fatal overdoses from prescription drugs are more frequent among women. Additionally, countries such as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland have seen larger increases in overdoses, of all substances, among women than among men.These are among the key findings in the 2016 Annual Report launched today by the INCB. It stresses that Governments should prioritize providing health care for drug-dependent women, in addition to more funding and coordination to prevent and treat drug abuse among women.“We want to change perceptions and remind people, particularly policymakers, of the importance of protecting the rights of women who use drugs or who have committed drug-related offences and the rights of their families,” said the organization’s President, Werner Sipp, in a news release. The report also highlights the importance of targeting prevention programmes to specific populations, such as prisoners, pregnant women, people living with HIV/AIDS, and sex workers.It notes that women prisoners and sex workers are at “particular risk” of drug use.Countries are also encouraged to seek alternatives to imprisonment for drug-related offences, such as treatment, rehabilitation and social integration. The INCB also repeated its longstanding call for countries to abolish the death penalty for drug-related offences.Among its other observations, the Board noted with “great concern” recent reports in some countries of the targeting of individuals suspected of involvement in drug-related activity, including drug use, who have been subjected to violent acts of reprisal and murder at the hands of law enforcement personnel and members of the civilian population. In some instances, those acts have been committed with the expressed or tacit approval, or even encouragement, of political forces and, in many cases, have gone unpunished, said the Board, emphasizing that it condemned such practices, including the extrajudicial targeting of persons suspected of drug use, “in the strongest possible terms,” and denounced them as a “serious violation of human rights […] and an affront to the most basic standards of human dignity.” read more

EYEWITNESS Circling the wagons…

…for “our” peopleThe WPA weighed in on Pressie’s unilateral appointment of Justice James Patterson as GECOM’s chairman. Your Eyewitness hoped, in the interest of full disclosure, they’d confessed they’re a member of the APNU coalition with the PNC – of which Pressie’s the leader. It would’ve at least signalled “where they were coming from” – which is, from the belly of the beast!Wasn’t it Martin Carter who best summed up, not only the nature of that beast after the murder of Father Darke , which prefigured Walter Rodney’s, but also what should be our response: “I have at last started/ To understand the origin/ Of our vileness, and being/ Unable to deny it, I suggest/ Its nativity/ In the shame of knowledge/ Of our vileness, we shall fight.” But it’s obvious that the WPA has decided to accept the “vileness” of the PNC and join them rather than “fight”.In terms of the WPA’s statement, we can also quote Carter’s bitter conclusion after he also had joined up with the PNC government: “But a mouth is always muzzled/ by the food it eats to live.” His lesson for the WPA is summed up in the word “but” – which isn’t called an “eraser word” for nothing. It wipes out all the excuses you may have for cooperating with the beast, to let you know the extent of your betrayal.So what does the WPA say to this strangulation of the democratic spirit? They began with: “There was never going to be a good outcome to the appointment of the GECOM Chair without prior Constitutional Reform. This could be proven true for all appointments that require President/Leader of Opposition agreement.” But this isn’t true, is it? We’ve had FIVE appointments that produced “good outcomes”, haven’t we? Excepting when the PNC after 1997 decided to launch warfare against the state!And imagine it was the WPA that suggested two Indians, Doodnauth Singh and Steve Surujbally, whom ACDA railed against recently. The question, of course, if those two worthies were deemed “fit and proper” then, what sin exactly did Joe Singh commit that the WPA doesn’t defend him against Pressie’s dictat?Then if, as the erstwhile party of Rodney says, “WPA did not and indeed could not, participate in the selection process ‘as of right’ since the Constitution confines this selection, effectively to a President/Leader of Opposition procedure,” where in the same Constitution they found the clause specifying Pressie consult them when he hired and fired Rupert Roopnaraine? Last time your Eyewitness looked at Art 106, Pressie “as of right” appoints members of his Cabinet!!Verily, it’s clear the Worst Possible Alternative has returned home!…and closing mindsBut one of the most amazing assertions by the WPA was their third “point”: “Our fundamental political position is not to be ensnared by PPP/C, on principle, in any form, guise, or manner, in their desperate efforts at revisionism/historical rewriting/opportunism/ and crude hypocrisy.” On principle? Which principle?”If the WPA can embrace the PNC, which has rejected the findings of the Rodney Commission – not to mention its recommendations – what “principle” has the PPP violated that exceeds those enumerated atrocities? Did the PPP kill any WPA leaders? Said the COI: “Given the manner in which the country was run, coupled with the threats issued by Prime Minister Burnham to the members of the WPA, we conclude that Prime Minister Burnham knew of the plan and was part of the conspiracy to assassinate Dr. Walter Rodney”.What about the killings of Ohene Koama, Edward Dublin and the stabbing to death, in broad daylight, of a Catholic priest, Father Bernard Darke, to name a few?And all of this for a few pieces of silver?…for fait accompliAnd the WPA expects Guyanese to be comforted that they’ll “withdraw from the coalition” if elections are rigged?Like with the UF in 1968, who’d care then? Boat done gone over falls! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedEYEWITNESS: Politics…January 29, 2019In “EYEWITNESS”EYEWITNESS: Independence…May 27, 2017In “EYEWITNESS”EYEWITNESS: The free marketFebruary 18, 2019In “EYEWITNESS” read more

Pilot Crushtec launches all new TwisterTrac VS300 mobile crusher

first_imgCrushing and screening equipment producer Pilot Crushtec has launched its new TwisterTrac VS300 impact crusher, signifying, it says, “a new generation in crusher design.” The TwisterTrac VS300 replaces its award-winning predecessor, the TwisterTrac AC210, and promises to meet current market needs and increasingly tighter environmental legislation. The TwisterTrac VS300 has increased power expected to raise output to a reliable 300 t/h.Pilot Crushtec director of operations Jorge Abelho explains that the new TwisterTrac has been designed to accommodate the Cat Tier 4 C13 and C15 ACERT engines needed to comply with stringent European and American standards for carbon emissions. “These strict standards dictated a drastic change in design so we decided to start with a clean sheet and conceive a completely new product from the ground up. We also incorporated improvements gained from our experience with the TwisterTrac AC210.”Typical of these is the TwisterTrac VS300’s troughed feeder which has been designed to reduce the number of moving parts. The crusher also incorporates a new mounting and vibration isolating system that is always visible and will allow replacing of all four rubber mountings in less than an hour. The crusher motor has been moved to a position to the side of the plant which permits easy access and maintenance on any of its components. At least 30 other major design changes to reduce maintenance have been incorporated into the design.According to drawing office manager Dawie Scholz, more than 3,500 computer assisted drafting man-hours went into the design process which, apart from accommodating a radically different selection of power plants, has produced a product with significantly improved performance while being fully compliant with the latest European ergonomic and safety standards.“The TwisterTrac VS300 will bear the European Conformity mark which indicates that it conforms to European Union directives which also require that it be accompanied by an operations manual in the language of every country in which it is sold,” he says.A major feature of the TwisterTrac VS300 is its state-of-the-art CANbus electronic control system which is a first in South Africa. It has real-time filter monitoring and the most up to date in human machine interaction technology. While this sophisticated machine boasts the very latest in programme logic control technology, the control systems are supported by graphic illustrations to guide the operator.The TwisterTrac VS300 is available with a choice of four different power packs. These include the:zC 13 Tier 3 328 kW engine as per the existing TwisterTrac AC210C 13 Tier 4,328 kW engine for European marketsC 15 Tier 3,405 kW for local useC 15 Tier 4,405 kW export option“We have increased the sizes of the diesel and hydraulic tanks in line with the increased power output to over 1,200 litres, which means they are expected to operate non-stop for at least one-and-a-half, eight-hour shifts,” says Jorge, adding that Tier 4 engines cannot be used locally as the specified fuel is not available in South Africa.The all new TwisterTrac VS300 is a track mounted vertical shaft impact crusher designed for high volume tertiary and quaternary crushing applications.last_img read more

NRW Early Contract Involvement contract for project development from Rio Tinto

first_imgNRW has announced the award by Rio Tinto of an Early Contract Involvement (ECI) contract for the provision of project development services. NRW will provide services and support through early contractor engagement and assist with providing construction expertise into the development of the sustaining capital program of works. The scope of the works to be performed are not definitive and will be performed under a schedule of rates arrangement, as required.The announcement follows several key contract awards in recent years for NRW at Rio Tinto Pilbara sites, including the February 2018 award of A$37 million of bulk earthworks and associated civil works for the Southern Waste Fines Storage Facility at the Marandoo mine. Before that work has included a A$140 million, two year contract mining award at Nammuldi 2015-2017.last_img read more

Magnetic resonance ore sorting

first_imgMining low grade ores is costs heavily in processing waste rock. By rapidly sorting high value ore from waste on a conveyor using magnetic resonance technology, bulk ore sorting offers a step change in productivity for copper miners. IM has reported on NextOre before but here is an important update on this very exciting technology.CSIRO reports that its “partnership with industry players Advisian and RFC Ambrian to produce the next generation bulk ore sorting technology is now being closely looked at by potential buyers. NextOre, the company being formed by the three partners, has developed an advanced sensor system that takes advantage of magnetic resonance technology. It illuminates batches of ore with short pulses of radio waves, assessing ore grade and enabling high tonnage sorting at extremely high speeds.”NextOre’s ore sorter is able to detect the magnetic resonance signatures of many minerals, including the most common economically significant iron-and copper-bearing minerals. It also has the ability to detect arsenic-bearing minerals that are often positively correlated with gold in sulphide ore deposits. It can see through large ore batches in real time as they pass by the sensors contained in an open-ended chamber.RFC Ambrian Associate Director and acting CEO of NextOre, Chris Beal, says the industry reaction to this ore sorting technique has been very positive. It can pass material through at the rate of 5,000 t/h, being able to distinguish “the wheat from the chaff” in seconds.“The R&D phase is over,” Beal says. “It’s now about getting the industry to implement it and while we can’t yet mention names, most of the global mining houses investigating operational improvements through the application of advanced technologies are looking at this solution.”As a corporate finance company specialising in resources, RFC Ambrian has taken on an unusual additional role of working as the commercialiser and lead marketer of the product in conjunction with Advisian and CSIRO.Beal says mining companies are not normally taken to the early adoption of radical new technologies, even if the benefits are clear and significant. “Selling equipment and getting it in front of the right people in some of these big mining companies is not normally what investment bankers or corporate finance people do.“Our job is not just to get companies considering this solution, but to ensure they consider it at the right point in their development process or at the right approval level.”Advisian was also brought into the partnership because of its expertise in engineering solutions including bulk ore handling. The sensing mechanism has to be paired with conveyor and materials handling equipment and suitably matched with the size of the operation.CSIRO team leader, Dr David Miljak, says the ore sorter is likely to be most suited to the copper mining industry as it can detect copper minerals at extremely low grades. He calls high tonnage ore sorting the “holy grail’ of the mining industry.Other ore sorting conveyor machines tend to do the sorting on a rock-by-rock basis, with sensors often only penetrating “skin deep” — in other words, detecting ore particles on the surface of the passing material.By using magnetic resonance radio waves NextOre’s solution not only penetrates all of the ore presented on the conveyor, but reads the different mineral radio signals, informing sorters what is present in seconds.Miljak adds that it is extremely effective at detecting levels of arsenic that often occur along with gold orebodies. If the sensors detect abnormally high concentrations of arsenic minerals, then it can instruct equipment to selectively reject pods of ore, enhancing a deposit’s economic viability.He believes the processing costs for a big mining operation will drop radically for each pound of copper or ounce of gold produced — as much as 20% in some mines. “That’s according to the numbers we’ve put together. For an operation which spends half a billion dollars a year just to keep mining, that’s a big deal.”There is also the positive environmental aspect of the process. “If we can see what’s in the passing material faster, it means a smaller processing plant that uses less electricity, less water and produces less waste material thrown into tailings and dams. “For every tonne of metal, we offer a much lower environmental footprint. For mines that are constrained by water usage, that’s a bonus,” Miljak says.CSIRO’s Dr Nick Cutmore, who heads up the project’s research team, explains the sensing technology was evaluated at the Newcrest Ridgeway mine near Orange in New South Wales, Australia. The testing demonstrated throughput capacity, accuracy and response times that improve significantly on competing sensing technologies.“NextOre’s ore sorter should prove useful for both older, mature mines as well as undeveloped mines. It can extend the life of older mines and make undeveloped mines viable in the first place,” Cutmore says.The big problem for mines is that once they have worked out the higher grade material, they’re left with the lower grade, which may be uneconomic without advances in mining or processing technologies.“This technology allows a mine like this to continue to get a high enough grade to make it economic. By being able to process lower grade ore, we’re extending the life of the mine.”There are many undeveloped copper mines throughout the world, particularly in North and South America as well as in Australia.“This could help these countries to decide to develop a mine in the first place,” Cutmore says.The South Australian Government has set a bold target to triple copper production over the next 15 years as an important part of boosting its economy. NextOre’s ore sorting technology would dovetail nicely with that push.“A lot of these projects in South Australia are dealing with low grade material, and for it to be viable, we need brand new ways to process the copper and grow the economy. The technology we are offering is one way to do this,” Cutmore says.last_img read more

911 conspiracy theorist arrested after interrupting Super Bowl conference

first_imgA MAN WHO interrupted a Super Bowl news conference on Sunday with Most Valuable Player Malcom Smith to shout a conspiracy theory about the September 11, 2001, attacks was arrested and charged, a New Jersey State Police spokesman confirmed today.The man, who grabbed a microphone and yelled “investigate 9/11 … 9/11 was perpetrated by people in our own government,” was charged with trespass and released, said Trooper Jeff Flynn. Police did not immediately release his identity.A total of 10 arrests were reported around the game in East Rutherford, New Jersey, all for minor matters, Flynn said.Related: Manning determined to use Super Bowl hurt as motivation next seasonlast_img read more

Special Olympics get off to a great start in Limerick

first_imgSpirits are very high heading into the weekend and we would invite anyone with access to the various venues to come experience the joy of these Games. Among those who went along was Luke O’Brien (12), who was there supporting his sister.Here’s one of the great photos he took of the action: 100 metres divisional race Source: Luke O’Brien (12)TODAY WAS THE first day of Special Olympics Ireland.About 1,500 athletes from the four corners of Ireland are competing in the games in Limerick.Out of these games a team of approximately 100 athletes will be chosen to represent Team Ireland at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles next year.CEO of Special Olympics Ireland Matt English said: “Today was an incredibly successful first day of competition. Athletes gave a great account of themselves across the 14 sports and the 2014 Games are already blessed with many memorable moments.center_img Basketball divisional match Source: Luke O’Brien (12)Our slideshow has even more photos from the day:last_img read more

Les baleines bélugas piégées par la banquise pas secourues avant 3 jours

first_imgLes baleines bélugas piégées par la banquise pas secourues avant 3 joursJeudi, les autorités locales ont indiqué que le brise-glace russe qui doit libérer des glaces une centaine de baleines bélugas mettra au moins trois jours à se rendre dans cette zone de la Tchoukotka.  C’est une course contre la montre qui s’est entamée en Russie. Mardi, les autorités de Tchoukotka, région russe très isolée située à 6.000 kilomètres de Moscou ont alerté le gouvernement qu’une centaine de baleines bélugas étaient actuellement piégées par les glaces dans cette zone très difficile d’accès. Un piège qui se referme peu à peu sur elles et qui laisse craindre le pire quant à leur survie. À lire aussiVidéo – Un bébé baleine à bosse aperçu 20 minutes après sa naissanceUn brise-glace est donc actuellement en route pour tenter de sauver les baleines. Mais les conditions météorologiques ne sont pas très clémentes. Jeudi, les autorités locales ont ainsi indiqué que le navire baptisé Roubine n’arrivera pas tout de suite auprès des cétacés. “Le remorqueur est prêt à aller aider les bélugas piégés par les glaces, mais pour l’instant une tempête dans cette région de la mer de Béring (…) l’en empêche. Le temps de voyage du navire pour atteindre les bélugas dans ces conditions est d’environ trois jours”, a ainsi expliqué dans un communiqué, le chef du ministère régional des Situations d’urgence, Lioubomir Moukha cité par l’AFP.Actuellement, les cétacés sont coupés de la mer ouverte par une couche de glace d’environ 25 kilomètres de long et de 15-20 centimètres d’épaisseur, selon les autorités locales. “Or, les bélugas peuvent parcourir sous l’eau sans remonter à la surface une distance maximale de trois kilomètres et percer, si nécessaire, une couche de glace d’une épaisseur de huit centimètres”, précise la même source, ajoutant que cinq trous dans la banquise leurs permettent encore de venir respirer. Outre cela, les bélougas sont également menacés par un manque de nourriture. Si l’on en croit les autorités de Tchoukotka, les animaux ont dans la zone où ils sont piégés par la banquise de quoi se nourrir “jusqu’en janvier” Le 16 décembre 2011 à 20:10 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Emery looking forward to Liverpool test

first_imgArsenal manager Unai Emery says his side will test their progress when they face league leaders Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday.Liverpool moved six points clear at the top of the Premier League after their 4-0 victory against Newcastle United on Wednesday, while Arsenal’s 1-1 draw at Brighton leaves them at fifth place and two points behind Chelsea.Arsenal’s form and performances have been inconsistent so far this season and Emery believes playing Liverpool will be a benchmark for measuring their progress.“It is a very big match for us and them. They are unbeaten this season and will be confident,” Emery told Sky Sports.“For us, it is a big challenge and a good test, of who we are and the difference between them and us.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“In the table it is clear but I also want to look on the pitch. We have had one test against them, at the Emirates, which we drew [1-1 in November].“We played a good match but I think in Liverpool it is going to be a different game to the one we played here.”last_img read more

David Smith freed from GT Prison next faces US Feds

first_img Related Items:David smith, free, grand turk prison, olint, ponzi scheme Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Missick & Co Defendants and David Smith all in Court this Week David Smith returns to court in January; heads back to HMP in Grand Turk Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Jan 2015 – No comment for the media; David Smith who had been serving a six and a half year sentence on four counts of financial crimes namely: two counts of money laundering and two counts of conspiracy to defraud whisked his wife through the Provo International Airport terminal today bound for a private vehicle waiting to take them away from the spotlight. Smith has been incarcerated at the Her Majesty’s Prison in Grand Turk since 2010 and is due to complete a Federal sentence in the United States for similar crimes linked to a $220 million Ponzi scheme exposed in 2008; an Orlando court gave him 30 years. Smith was obviously thinner than when we last saw him; still with his signature beard and fresh off a flight out of the capital Grand Turk where he was released. Magnetic Media was told that he is finished his time for the Turks and Caicos; and what is next for the man who once headed Olint, a company founded in Jamaica is unclear. In 2013, the US Department of Justice advised individuals who had invested with Smith that they could make claims for compensation. The report in the Jamaica Observer explains that a part of Smith’s criminal sentence was to forfeit assets seized by federal authorities. In 2011, David Smith was convicted in the US District Court for the Middle District of Florida on multiple counts of wire fraud and money laundering. Robert Di Pano, a NY, NJ and Florida attorney who writes frequently on financial crimes cases put the gravity of what David Smith, who is a TCI Belonger into perspective, saying and I quote: “Regardless of the outcome (in the Turks and Caicos), the severity of Smith’s US sentence looms large in the background.” David Smith back in court; continues to fight US Extraditionlast_img read more

McLarens latest 720S is electric… and also a rideon toy for children

first_img Tags 0 In addition to a functional brake pedal and brake light, there’s also a freakin’ infotainment system, which has USB and SD card inputs for playing music or even watching a video. The car comes with popular kid’s songs built into the system, and the screen can also display pertinent information like the toy’s range (probably not much). There’s also a remote control so parents can give their children an “autonomous” experience, in case their driving skills aren’t yet trusted.While it’s definitely affordable by McLaren’s usual standards, it’s still on the expensive side for new parents, with a starting price of £315 (about $400). But then again, how many other ride-on toys come with engine sounds and an infotainment system? McLaren 720S: Too much supercar for the road? Car Culture Toys and Tabletop Games Enlarge ImageI wonder what the weight rating is. Asking for a friend, of course. McLaren In 2016, McLaren introduced its first all-electric car, a ride-on children’s toy modeled after its P1 hypercar. Now, there’s a second car in its lineup, and while the general idea is the same, there’s even more tricks hidden away in its latest offering.McLaren on Thursday unveiled the 720S Ride-On. Similar to the powered-wheel toys you see at the store that I will not name specifically out of trademark concerns, this new “car” aims to recreate the McLaren experience even more faithfully than the P1 Ride-On before it… within reason, of course.The 720S Ride-On can be purchased in one of eight different McLaren paint colors, including a launch edition with the automaker’s always-cool Papaya Spark hue. Like the 720S, it has dihedral doors that open and close, and the whole exterior looks pretty close to the real thing. The electric motor requires a key to start, and the toy pipes in proper engine noises to make it feel more like the real thing. 11 Photos 8:39 Now playing: Watch this: More about 2018 McLaren 720S Preview • 2018 McLaren 720S: Too much and just enough all at once 2020 McLaren 720S Spider review: Treat yo self Review • 2018 McLaren 720S: Raw power meets refined performance Share your voice McLaren Post a comment More From Roadshow 2019 Acura NSX review: Hitting its stride McLaren 720S Ride-On has its own infotainment system 2019 McLaren 600LT: Balanced and bonkers McLarenlast_img read more

Alaska News Nightly September 5 2014

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnDownload AudioTour Bus Rollover on the Parks Highway Results in One Fatality Phillip Manning, KTNA – TalkeetnaA tour bus rollover near Mile 173 of the Parks Highway has resulted in at least one fatality.  Alaska State Troopers say the report of the rollover came in just after 8:00 a.m. Friday.Kiana Teacher Arrested on Missouri Child Sex Abuse Charges Matthew Smith, KNOM – NomeA Missouri man who spent the last four years teaching throughout Western Alaska has been arrested on charges of sexually abusing his adopted daughter—and is alleged to have subjected his other adopted children to “years of physical abuse and neglect.”Huge Increase For  Healthcare.gov Insurance Rates In Alaska Annie Feidt, APRN – AnchorageAlaskans who buy health insurance on the Affordable Care Act marketplace will have to pay a lot more next year. The state Division of Insurance says consumers can expect an increase of more than 30% on average for coverage.Snow Falls In Near Tok Dan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksThis week’s cooling trend brought snow to the Alaska Range.Mayor Calls For Federal Review of Fairbanks Four Case Dan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksThe mayor of the city of Fairbanks is calling for federal review of long questioned murder convictions of 4 Native men. The mayor joins numerous leaders and groups pressing for review of the Fairbanks Four case.Reaction to Alaska Voting Rights RulingDaysha Eaton, KYUK – BethelPlaintiffs in a voting rights lawsuit are reacting to news that a Federal Court Judge has ruled in their favor. Wednesday a judge ruled that the State of Alaska violated the Voting Rights Act by failing to provide translations into Native languages.Foundation Swoops in to Save Sacred Alaskan Artifacts at Auction Lisa Phu, KTOO – JuneauAs early as the 1700s, European visitors and explorers in Alaska wrongly took objects that were sacred and important to the indigenous people. Several of these items were set to be auctioned off in Paris last December, despite protest from tribal groups. It was a done deal, until an anonymous buyer stepped in.AK: Military TrainingMonica Gokey, KSKA – AnchorageIn a forested area outside of Fairbanks, the U.S. Army operates a remote facility where military servicemen and women train in a cold, mountainous environment. It’s called the Northern Warfare Training Center. And in August, they hosted an elite unit of Army Rangers.300 Villages: Edna BayThis week we’re heading to Edna Bay, a tiny community on its own large island near Prince of Wales Island. Myla Poelstra is the treasurer for Edna Bay.last_img read more

Reliance Industries bucks bearish trend to hit 18month high

first_imgWhile the benchmark stock indices plunge to multi-month lows due to fears over China’s turbulent markets, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) shares hit an 18-month high on the bourses, supported by improving prospects for the company in 2016.The stock price of RIL ended 2.7% higher at Rs 1,052 on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Monday, reaching its highest levels since 24 June, 2014.Overall, the stock gained 6% in the past one week compared to a 3% decline in the benchmark indices. The BSE S&P Sensex closed at a 19-month low of 24,825 points.Analysts attribute the rally in RIL to its positive earnings growth outlook on the back of improvement in its gross refining margins (GRM).”We expect RIL to earn a premium of around $3 per barrel over the Singapore GRM taking the Q3FY2016 GRM to $11 per barrel from $10.6 per barrel in Q2FY2016. The capacity addition in the high-margin petrochemical business would further boost the profitability,” Business Standard quoted brokerage Sharekhan as saying in a Q3FY2016 earnings preview.Another brokerage, CLSA, expects RIL’s earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) to increase 50% in the next two years.CLSA maintains a “strong buy” on RIL as the Mukesh Ambani-led business conglomerate is set to commission projects worth $30 billion in 2016.RIL had announced to $55 billion till 2018 to expand capacity in petrochemicals, refining and launch its telecom arm Reliance Jio. Reliance Jio is expected to roll out its 4G services in the next fiscal year. Last month, Reliance Jio had launched its services initially for the group’s employees.CLSA expects the market capitalisation of RIL to go up 25% from current level if its telecom arm manages to acquire 10 crore subscribers in the first year of its launch, reported The Economic Times.Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs), who have stayed away from the stock for the past few years due to its high capital expenditure and investment in the telecom business, are expected to increase their exposure to it.”Reliance Industries is our top pick in the oil and gas space and the main reasons for it is a fact that the two large projects commencing operations in the next fiscal — the gas cracker and the petro gasification — have the potential to double the earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of their core business of petrochemicals and refining in the next three to four years. Along with it, the retail business is doing well,” Prayesh Jain, AVP – Research at IIFL, told CNBC-TV18.last_img read more

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first_imgNews | February 10, 2011 New Bill Aims to Promote Domestic Isotope Production Related Content News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019 Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging company… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more Technology | Information Technology | June 20, 2019 DOSIsoft Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Planet Onco Dose Software DOSIsoft announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Planet… read more News | PET-CT | June 19, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Install of uMI 550 Digital PET/CT United Imaging announced the first U.S. clinical installation of the uMI 550 Digital positron emission tomography/… read more News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | June 07, 2019 Amsterdam University Medical Center Wins MR Solutions’ Image of the Year Award The Amsterdam University Medical Center has won MR Solutions’ Image of the Year 2019 award for the best molecular… read more February 10, 2011 – A new bill introduced to the U.S. Senate aims to promote sustainable, domestic production of the medical isotope molybdenum-99 (Mo-99). The bill, also known as the American Medical Isotopes Production Act of 2011, was introduced by Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Ark.). Bingaman is chair of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.Mo-99 is an isotope that decays to technetium-99m (Tc-99m), which is used in more than 16.7 million procedures in the United States each year. Tc-99m is utilized in the detection of heart disease, detection and staging of cancer, detection of thyroid disease, study of brain and kidney function, and imaging of stress fractures.There are currently only six foreign producers of Mo-99 approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to import it into the United States. No domestic facilities exist that are dedicated to the production of Mo-99 for medical uses. Aging foreign reactors regularly experience significant ongoing maintenance issues, frequently causing these reactors to go off-line. In 2009-2010, the Unites States experienced a shortage of Mo-99, which led to the disruption or delay of nuclear medicine procedures for an estimated 50,000 patients each day. “In order to ensure that our patients can receive the best medical care, it’s essential that a reliable supply of Mo-99 be available in the United States,” said Robert Atcher, chair of SNM’s Government Relations Committee. “The best way for that to be achieved is by developing production facilities for Mo-99 domestically.”The American Medical Isotopes Production Act seeks to establish a technology-neutral program to support the production of Mo-99 for medical uses in the United States by nonfederal entities. The bill also calls for the United States to condition and phase out the export of highly enriched uranium for the production of medical isotopes over a period of seven years.A bill is expected to be introduced in the House of Representatives in coming weeks.For more information: www.snm.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 26, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Awarded $30 Million by U.S. Department of Energy NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has been awarded $15 million in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of… read more X-ray images such as the one on the left fail to indicate many cases of advanced bone destruction caused by multiple myeloma, says the author of new guidelines on imaging for patients with myeloma and related disorders. Image courtesy of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 17, 2019 International Working Group Releases New Multiple Myeloma Imaging Guidelines An International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) has developed the first set of new recommendations in 10 years for… read more Figure 1. A high-fidelity 3-D tractography of the left ventricle heart muscle fibers of a mouse from Amsterdam Ph.D. researcher Gustav Strijkers. News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 16, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Completes Construction on Beloit, Wis. Molybdenum-99 Processing Facility NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC  announced completion of construction on its 20,000-square-foot molybdenum-99 (Mo-… read more last_img read more

Another hurricane Nicole heads towards Bermuda

first_img MIAMI — Hurricane Nicole is heading toward Bermuda as a Category 2 storm.Nicole’s maximum sustained winds increased early Wednesday to near 155 kph. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says some strengthening is possible and Nicole could be near major hurricane strength later in the day.The storm is centred about 535 kilometres south-southwest of Bermuda, where a hurricane warning is in effect, and is moving north-northwest near 11 kph.UPDATE:Bermuda’s government dispatched crews to clear roads and engineers to inspect infrastructure as the British territory moved to recovery quickly from Hurricane Nicole, which battered the island as a Category 3 storm.SHurricane Nicole snapped trees, peeled off roofs and flooded homes as it roared across the island on Thursday. The storm also damaged boats that broke away from their moorings and knocked out power to more than 27,000 customers who live on the island, which has sturdy infrastructure and is accustomed to heavy weather.More news:  Help Princess Cruises break the world record for largest vow renewal at seaNicole has strengthened to a Category 4 storm late Wednesday as it approached Bermuda but lost steam overnight. Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Tags: Bermuda Another hurricane: Nicole heads towards Bermuda Sharecenter_img Posted by The Canadian Press << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Lets stop trying to convince people not to vote for Trump

first_imgRandall Trejos works as a business developer, helping startups and medium-sized companies grow. He’s the co-director of the Founder Institute in Costa Rica and a strategy consultant at Grupo Impulso. You can follow his blog La Catapulta or contact him through LinkedIn. He writes The Tico Times’ “Doing Business” column, published twice-monthly. Related posts:Make Costa Rica great again? The triumph of Donald Trump An honest assessment of President Monge: ‘neutrality, but not too much’ The conversation Costa Rica should be having this election year When he started, some thought it was a joke. Now he’s on his way to becoming the Republican Party’s presidential nominee. This is one of those stories that people find so irrational, so inconceivable, that they don’t do anything at first because they think it simply can’t happen. Many believed his campaign would implode or that his big mouth would get him into trouble, but as of today, voters have proved them wrong.What happened?If you were to go by what the media is saying, you would find it baffling that Trump is winning state after state. From comedian Louis C.K to President Obama, from the GOP’s own Mitt Romney to what seems like pretty much every journalist in every major newspaper in the United States, all you hear is reasons why you can’t vote for Trump. SNL is making fun of his connections with racism, and John Oliver’s arguments are pretty tough to dismiss. To dismiss rationally, that is.Therein lies a clue to help us understand what happened. We like to think that we make rational, well-thought-out decisions, especially when it comes to something as important as electing our representatives in government. We wouldn’t choose lightly, would we?But we do choose lightly. Think of the process of how people choose whom to vote for. How many people do you know who actually read the candidate’s platforms, or who carefully analyze his or her position regarding the issues that are important to them? There’s an overflow of information. It is not uncommon for candidates to mildly shift their views during a campaign, and our lives are often too busy for us to really stop and do a careful assessment of all of them.We are not going by facts, but instead by an opinion here, an article there. Most of all, we are choosing whom to vote for based on how we feel about them. We kinda like Bernie; he seems honest. Hillary inspires confidence because she seems to know what she’s talking about. Trump is decisive and tells it like it is. We decide whom we like, and we base this on one or two things about them: how we perceived them the first time we saw them, their auras of success, how confident they sound. Sometimes we may not even know exactly why we like them. We just do.Of course, we don’t want to accept this. It’s hard to admit that you based such an important decision on a whim. But it usually works like that. You make the choice based on very little information, like the impression he made on you, or one single idea she mentioned, or the fact that your family has always voted for that party. It is only after making the choice that you look for rational arguments that will allow you to explain (to others and yourself) why you made that choice.Our decisions on this and many other subjects – which sports team to support, what school to send the kids to, or what yogurt to buy at the store – are different in the level of importance we attach to them after the fact, but the underlying process might not be so different after all.Think about it. How did you choose the sports team you support? You didn’t analyze stats or debate which was the best team based on your pre-selected criteria. You just chose. Maybe it was because you lived in that team’s hometown, or because they seem to be winners (this one is actually pretty common). In the same way, you chose which candidate you like, and unlike with your sports team selection, in this one you rationalize afterwards to justify your gut feeling.But what’s even more important is what happens to us once we have made our choice.  There are few more powerful drivers of behavior than our desire to be consistent. Once we have decided to support an idea, a person, a team, there is something in us that will make us stick by those decisions, even in spite of evidence that it was a poor choice. We seek consistency because that brings predictability into our lives and a sense of coherence.Our commitment is even stronger when we have made the choice public – by posting a supportive message on social media, say, or by wearing our team’s jersey. How many people do you know who switch teams, or change candidates, or suddenly decide they are not environmentally friendly anymore? Once you decided to endorse the idea, person or team, there is something of you invested in it, and that makes it hard to renounce it later on.This is why all this campaigning against Trump has been, and probably will continue to be, for the most part unsuccessful. If you already decided you like the guy, and if, furthermore, you’ve made that preference public, then simply out of consistency, chances are rational arguments are not going to make you change your mind (or heart?). There’s a part of you invested in the Trump idea. As John Oliver put it, it might be a part you hate, but it’s a part of you nevertheless. An attack on Trump is an attack on a part of you, which is why all this negative media will most likely only harden your resolve. The attacks, rational as they may be, creates the “us vs. them” mentality that entrenches people into their positions.So what can be done? For the first part, the messages should not try to convince Trump supporters to change their mind. They should be targeting the undecided or perhaps even “closet supporters,” those who kind of like the guy but haven’t openly endorsed him. The undecided are not emotionally invested yet, and the closet Trump supporters can still save face if they change their mind.But beyond targeting, the messages should not be about who is the worst candidate, but instead what the alternative is. And this is where the Never Trump movement has failed so far. It has not provided a feasible way out of the Trump conundrum, and that has left some Republicans facing the ugly choice between a poor Republican or a Democrat. It is not clear they would choose the latter.Sometimes we think that if we devote enough resources – energy, time or money – then we can change people. The truth is, negative messages don’t change people; they only make them more defensive regarding their position and paralyze action. If you want to create some sort of change, frame your message it in a positive manner, providing an alternative that is preferable by comparison.center_img Facebook Commentslast_img read more