first_imgPlease welcome the latest member of the growing club of flying dinosaurs, Changyuraptor yangi, pictured here in an artist’s reconstruction. This latest specimen, found in 125-million-year-old sediments in northeastern China, was about 1.2 meters long and is related to a noted group of flying dinosaurs called Microraptor, which has provided important insights into the evolution of powered flight. Like Microraptor, the new specimen had feathers on all four limbs; but its feathery tail, which takes up about 30% of its total length, is the longest known among flying dinosaurs. Changyuraptor, described online today in Nature Communications, weighed 4 kilograms, making it among the heaviest flying dinosaurs known. As for its long tail, the dino probably used it to slow itself down when descending, thus avoiding crash landings.last_img read more

first_imgThe bypoll in three Assembly constituencies of western Uttar Pradesh saw a mixed response from the voters on Monday. While Gangoh clocked the highest turnout at 60%, Iglas (reserved) constituency in Aligarh district scored a poor 36.2% and Rampur Sadar saw a voting percentage of 44. Some villages of Iglas boycotted the election for a major part of the day, raising the slogan “vikas nahin, vote nahin” (no development, no vote). Local sources said villagers were asking for all-weather roads in their area.It was only after 3 p.m. that the voters turned up at the booths after repeated assurances from the administration and Hathras MP and former MLA Rajvir Singh Diler of the BJP. The seat got vacant after Mr. Diler was elected to the Lok Sabha.“There was no complete boycott in any of the villages but the voting percentage was very poor in Nawalpur, Kapoor Khera and Udambara villages of Iglas. We have noted their demands and the administration will work towards it,” said Anjani Kumar, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Iglas. Unlike other constituencies, in Rampur, the BJP is the challenger as it tries to take on Tanzeen Fatima, Rajya Sabha member, and wife of Samajwadi Party heavyweight Azam Khan in Mr. Khan’s pocket borough. The bypoll was necessitated when Mr. Khan got elected to the Lok Sabha earlier this year after defeating his arch-rival Jaya Prada in a volatile contest. Local sources say the poor voting percentage will help the BJP candidate Bharat Bhushan Gupta. “Also, there is a section of Muslims who are voting for the BJP this time,” said Hasnat Ali Khan, a former Samajwadi Party member.Cong.-BJP contestIn Gangoh (Saharanpur), another constituency with a significant Muslim population along with a sizeable Dalit electorate, the contest seems to be between the BJP and the Congress. Here the BJP has fielded Kirat Singh, the general secretary of the local BJP unit against Nauman Masood, chairman of Gangoh Municipal Corporation and brother of firebrand Congress leader Imran Masood.Mr. Masood has a tough task as the BSP’s Mohd Irshad and SP’s Indrasen are expected to cut into Muslim, Jatav and Gujjar votes.last_img read more

first_img “I am in the NCP and shall always be in the NCP and @PawarSpeaks Saheb is our leader. Our BJP-NCP alliance shall provide a stable Government in Maharashtra for the next five years which will work sincerely for the welfare of the State and its people,” Mr. Ajit Pawar’s tweet said. He added: “There is absolutely no need to worry, all is well. However a little patience is required. Thank you very much for all your support.”Sensing that the statement would create confusion among the party ranks and also with the allies Congress and Shiv Sena, the NCP president responded: “There is no question of forming an alliance with @BJP4Maharashtra. NCP has unanimously decided to ally with @ShivSena & @INCMaharashtra to form the government. Shri Ajit Pawar’s statement is false and misleading in order to create confusion and false perception among the people.”Other NCP leaders too jumped in to sort out the confusion. Party’s State unit president Jayant Patil said Mr. Ajit Pawar is the founder member of the NCP and all party leaders have grown under the shadow of Mr. Sharad Pawar. “However Sharad Pawar has decided to not join hands with the BJP which is in the interests of Maharashtra. We expect him [Ajit Pawar] to return respecting the decision,” he said. However, the latter’s return to the NCP mainstream seems highly unlikely after his series of tweets thanking leaders of the BJP for their congratulations on in his role as the deputy CM of Maharashtra, after joining hands with the BJP.Mr. Ajit Pawar went on tweeting spree from thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah to all the Union Ministers. “Thank you Hon. Prime Minister @narendramodi ji. We will ensure a stable government that will work hard for the welfare of the people of Maharashtra,” he tweeted.He also thanked BJP president Union Home Minister Amit Shah, union ministers Nitin Gadkari, Rajnath singh, Smriti Irani, Piyush Goyal along with BJP’s national working president J.P. Nadda.Mr. Pawar’s response to the BJP indicate that all attempts from the NCP to bring him back to the party have failed and he has decided to stay firm with his stand to rebel. Earlier in the day, Mr. Jayant Patil and senior leader Dilip Walse-Patil held a meeting with him at his Mumbai residence. Both the leaders left the house without speaking to the media which was an indication that the meeting was unsuccessful. His nephew and NCP MLA Rohit Pawar too on Sunday morning had written an emotional post on social media site appealing him to come back. A day after he was sworn in as Maharashtra’s Deputy Chief Minister in the wake of his joining hands with the BJP and ditching his Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Ajit Pawar was locked in a Twitter war with his uncle and party president Sharad Pawar on Sunday.The first tweet came from Mr. Ajit Pawar in the evening saying he would always remain with the NCP and sought patience until future developments unfold, calling Mr. Sharad Pawar his leader. He also claimed that the new government will be of the BJP and the NCP.Mr. Sharad Pawar, however, dismissed these claims, saying there was no question of forming a government with the BJP, adding his nephew’s tweet was false and misleading.I am in the NCP and shall always be in the NCP and @PawarSpeaks Saheb is our leader.Our BJP-NCP alliance shall provide a stable Government in Maharashtra for the next five years which will work sincerely for the welfare of the State and its people.— Ajit Pawar (@AjitPawarSpeaks) November 24, 2019 There is absolutely no need to worry, all is well. However a little patience is required. Thank you very much for all your support.— Ajit Pawar (@AjitPawarSpeaks) November 24, 2019 last_img read more

first_img barcelonaJuventusNeymarPSG First Published: August 22, 2019, 4:27 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Madrid: Neymar remains no closer to getting his desired move away from Paris Saint-Germain amid reports Thursday the French club have rejected an offer from Real Madrid of 100 million euros ($111 million) plus players.French sports daily L’Equipe said Real had offered cash plus Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez and goalkeeper Keylor Navas, but PSG turned it down because “the overall value of the offer did not match their expectations”. Paris paid 222 million euros to sign Neymar from Barcelona two years ago and their sporting director Leonardo is understood to be determined to only sell the forward for a deal considered to be of the same value.Real have spent the summer trying to offload Bale, while James is unwanted after returning from a loan at Bayern Munich and Navas is no longer the club’s first-choice goalkeeper.Meanwhile, Barcelona remain hopeful of bringing Neymar back to the Camp Nou, but Catalan daily Sport claims an attempt to sign the player on loan with an obligation to buy for 160 million euros at the end of the season has been firmly rejected in Paris.Sport claims Barcelona feel “it is very clear that PSG are trying to prevent the Brazilian from returning to the Camp Nou in any scenario”.PSG had previously reportedly turned down an offer from Barcelona of 40 million euros plus Philippe Coutinho and Ivan Rakitic. Coutinho has since joined Bayern on loan.Juventus are also believed to have stated an interest in signing the 27-year-old, who has not featured in any of PSG’s matches so far this season having been frozen out amid the uncertainty over his future.The transfer window closes in France, Spain and Italy on September 2, meaning time is fast running out for a deal to be done. last_img read more

first_imgfrom Nov 10 Bengaluru, Nov 4 (PTI) The Art of Living International Centre is hosting a two-day Global Leadership Forum here from November 10 where an array of leaders from politics, business and media will take part. The event is aimed at deliberating on developing leadership based on sustainability, human values, sports, politics and ethics. This is the second edition of the event, the first one took place in Delhi last year where 110 speakers and more than 4,000 delegates from 80 countries participated. The key-speakers of this years summit are GMR Group chairman Grandhi Mallikarjuna Rao, Pullela Gopichand, former prime minister of Republic of Slovenia Alojz Peterle, former SBI chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya, MD and president of Siemens Gerd Hoefner, BEML MD Deepak Hota and scholar and activist Dr Vandana Shiva. In his pre-event message, Sri Sri Ravishankar said, “Thinking, discussing, arguing and disagreeing will all leadto something very good -if done with the right intention andpurpose for the right cause.” PTI GMS RA ROHlast_img read more

first_imgNICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The chief of the breakaway Turkish Cypriot Football Association pushed back against detractors heaping scorn on a provisional deal aimed at unifying the sport on ethnically split Cyprus.Hasan Sertoglu said that he’ll move ahead with finalizing the agreement signed at FIFA headquarters this week in order to end decades of isolation for Turkish Cypriot football. FA member clubs will first have to ratify the agreement before it can be fully implemented.“We should be enthusiastic about this agreement here in this country where nothing has happened in years,” he told a packed news conference.Sertoglu said he had served notice before heading to Zurich that he would sign the agreement, despite not being pleased with some parts he wants to amend. He said this has earned FIFA’s appreciation and promises to help overcome problems.The island’s two football bodies split in 1954 following a Greek-Cypriot uprising against British colonial rule.Cyprus was divided into a Turkish speaking north and an internationally recognized Greek speaking south in 1974 when Turkey invaded the north after a coup by supporters of union with Greece. Turkish Cypriots declared independence in 1983, but only Turkey recognizes it.Both FIFA President Sepp Blatter and UEFA boss Michel Platini, hailed the deal as a “milestone” and praised both sides for demonstrating how football can build bridges.But a key point of contention is a provision requiring Turkish Cypriot FA membership to the south’s Cyprus Football Association which is a FIFA and UEFA member.Detractors say such a move would put Turkish Cypriots at a disadvantage in any political talks to end the country’s division because it would imply Turkish Cypriot consent to be put under Greek Cypriot authority. A United Nations envoy is now working to get the two sides to resume negotiations after an 18-month hiatus.The deal specifically states that it “does not set any precedent for the Cypriot political issue and is provisional until a solution to the Cyprus problem is found.”Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu said he would first hear Sertoglu out before weighing in. But he warned that breathing life back into stunted Turkish Cypriot football doesn’t mean being “governed by the Greek Cypriot side.”“Even the smallest mistake will make us lose ground,” Turkish Cypriot broadcaster BRT quoted Eroglu as saying.  Serdar Dentkash, the breakaway north’s Deputy Prime Minister was quoted as saying that Sertoglu made a “mistake” in signing the provisional deal and that he should resign.Speaking to The Associated Press through an interpreter, Sertoglu rejected any calls for his resignation. He said there are parts of the agreement he’s not satisfied with apart from CFA membership that he’ll seek to change.But CFA President Costas Koutsokoumnis ruled out any revisions and attributed Sertoglu’s wish for changes to political pressure. “Right now, we consider this document to be valid and non-negotiable,” Koutsokoumnis told the Cyprus News Agency.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgIndia stepped into the 72nd year of independence on Wednesday and on the wondrous occasion, Sachin Tendulkar and Anil Kumble led a brigade of sportspersons who wished the country on the day.Since India gained independence on August 15 in 1947, the country has seen the rise of quite some sporting icons. India may not be a sporting nation just yet but different sporting disciplines have been on the rise in the last few years.On the day when the entire country revelled in the national anthem and pride of living in an independent India, various sportspersons took to social media to wish their fans and the country a Happy Independence Day.While the country celebrates the 72nd Independence Day, the Indian cricket team are preparing to play the third Test of the five-match series against England at Trent Bridge. On the other hand, various Indian units have left for Indonesia with the Asian Games beginning on August 18.Celebrating the Independence Day, Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter to give a fitting tribute to the freedom fighters and urged the people of the country to not take this freedon for granted.”Everything in life is hard-earned. Just like our independence. Among countless other things, there would have been no ‘Team India’ if not for the sacrifice of our brave freedom fighters. Let us not take that freedom for granted. #HappyIndependenceDay,” Tendulkar wrote on Twitter.Everything in life is hard-earned. Just like our independence. Among countless other things, there would have been no Team India if not for the sacrifice of our brave freedom fighters. Let us not take that freedom for granted. #HappyIndependenceDay Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 15, 2018Anil Kumble, who is one of the most decorated Indian bowlers and coached the Indian cricket team for a year, had just a simple wish, much like his own personality, for the country.Happy Independence Day! Jai Hind!Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) August 15, 2018A couple of cricketers from other countries like Russel Arnold and Sandeep Lamichhane also wished India on Independence Day.Wishing all Indians A Happy Independence Day !!!Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) August 15, 2018Happy Independence Day to India #Keep_Spreading_Love Lamichhane (@IamSandeep25) August 14, 2018Former India batsmen VVS Laxman and Aakash Chopra and the current all-round of the Indian cricket team Hardik Pandya were also among the big names who made the Independence Day wishes early on.While Laxman, like Sachin, dedicated his tweet to the freedom fighters, Pandya and Chopra posted their pictures with the Indian flag with pride and wished the people on the auspicious occasion.I bow down to all those wholaid down their lives so that we can celebrate this day.Happy #IndependenceDayIndia Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 15, 2018Wishing every Indian across the globe, a very #HappyIndependenceDay! pandya (@hardikpandya7) August 15, 2018Happy Independence Day Jai Hind… Chopra (@cricketaakash) August 15, 2018India pacer Mohammed Shami wished a ‘Happy Independence Day’ with the hope that the people of this country will also have innate freedom to live life their way.May we always have freedom to choose, freedom to live and freedom to dream…Happy independence Day 2018#IndependenceDay2018 Shami (@MdShami11) August 15, 2018Asian Games-bound athletes like Saina Nehwal, Heena Sidhu, Manika Batra and PR Sreejesh also wished Indians on the day with Sreejesh posting a video of the Indian hockey team sending wishes from Jakarta.Happy Independence Day !!! …sending you all Independence Day wishes from Jakarta #asiangames #team #india #hockey @TheHockeyIndia p r (@16Sreejesh) August 15, 2018Our feedom and independence came with struggle, with toil and hard work we made our country. We are our country and our country is us. Happy Independence day to all!!Heena SIDHU (@HeenaSidhu10) August 15, 2018Thousands laid down their lives to get us an independent India, now it is upon us to keep it at its bestI am on to give my best in what I do …and I request you all to do your part.#Happy72ndIndependenceDay Batra (@manikabatra_TT) August 15, 2018A seed of thought is all that matters and every individual can seek to become an inspirational leader -Happy Independence Day to each one of you and on this day let’s come together to take care of our nation for a better tomorrow! #SalutingLeaders #Herbalifenutrition @Herbalife Nehwal (@NSaina) August 14, 2018On this Independence Day, here’s wishing our dreams of a new tomorrow come true for all of us, now and always. Happy Independence Day !! #HappyIndependenceDay #ProudIndian Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) August 15, 2018last_img read more

first_img此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Print  Close Lukoil, December 20, 2013 My location zoom Astrakhan’s Krasnye Barrikady shipyard has begun construction of the living quarter platform (LQP-2) for the second stage of Vladimir Filanovsky field developed by LUKOIL in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea.The shipyard will construct two bearing blocks, the topside of the LQP and a catwalk bridge to connect the LQP-2 and the ice-resistant platform (IRP-2).The LQP-2 will accommodate 55 people and include a helicopter pad.The LQP-2 is to be commissioned in the autumn of 2016.last_img read more

first_imgCALGARY – A defence lawyer says the world has always been pitted against two brothers with fetal alcohol syndrome who repeatedly sexually assaulted a teenage girl they randomly abducted at a bus stop.Sentencing arguments concluded Thursday for Cody and Corey Manyshots, who pleaded guilty two years ago to kidnapping, uttering threats, sexual assault and robbery.Court heard the brothers, both in their 20s, have poor cognitive function, low intelligence and mental-health issues. But that was not enough for the defence to argue they were not criminally responsible because of a mental disorder.“These two men fell through the cracks of life,” Alain Hepner, Cody’s lawyer, told the court. “They didn’t stand a chance from the minute they were born.”The pair approached a 17-year-old girl at a northeast Calgary bus stop in November 2014, forced her into an alley and sexually assaulted her.They then abducted the Grade 12 student and took her to their home, where they sexually assaulted her another 15 times until she was able to escape about eight hours later when they fell asleep.Excerpts from reports read in court suggested the brothers need to live in a structured, supervised environment to ensure their well-being and the safety of others.While a penitentiary would provide that sort of setting, everyone agreed putting the brothers behind bars indefinitely is not an option.There was discussion of what support might be available to the men after their prison terms conclude.“What more of a disability could an accused have?” provincial court Judge Terry Semenuk asked. “I’ve never seen a case like this.”Semenuk is to deliver a sentence Jan. 26.Hepner proposed about nine years in prison for his client, taking into account time already in custody.The lawyer said there is no treatment for fetal alcohol syndrome, but he hoped there is a way the brothers can get the resources they need to lead meaningful lives once their sentences end.Hepner, who said Cody does have some insight into his crime, presented a statement on behalf of his client, who cannot read.“He said he’s truly sorry for the pain he caused the young girl and he can no longer blame alcohol or drugs,” said Hepner, who added the man wants to get counselling for substance abuse.Corey’s lawyer, Mitch Stephensen, asked for a 6 1/2-year sentence, including time already spent behind bars.He said his client can barely read or write, functions at the level of a four to six year old and will become overwhelmed if given too much information at once.“Corey will not do well in treatment that he doesn’t have the mental capacity for,” said Stephensen, who cited one of the reports.“But in my respectful submission, we have to make the attempt.”The Crown had earlier proposed a 12-year sentence. Prosecutor Jonathan Hak argued the two show little empathy for the victim and there is a relatively high risk they will reoffend.Having them stay voluntarily at a residential facility following their sentence should not be considered, he added.“I think in the real world, that’s not going to happen,” Hak said.“I can’t imagine either of these offenders willing to go to a residential-type facility to live out the balance of their life.”Angelina Manyshots, the men’s mother, also addressed the court.“I really love my sons,” she said. “I’ll do everything I can to help them.”Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version had the incorrect spelling of Stephensenlast_img read more

Rabat – King Mohammed VI accepted a 2004 request from a Senegalese woman to allow herself and her son, Mohammed Mounirou Anne, to travel to Morocco so that he could be treated from a rare congenital disease called Prune Belly Syndrome. According to a report by Telquel, the royal palace agreed to support the child during his time in the kingdom.The boy and his mother, Nedeye Mbaye Khewe, live in Dakar – the capital of a country that does have the necessary treatment options available for Anne’s disease, which occurs, on average, in one of every 40,000 births. “In Senegal, no one speaks of the disease,” the divorced and single mother said of the disease, which causes the absence of essential abdominal muscles. “They say it does not affect enough people and that we should not dwell on them.”Anne’s attending physician advised Khewe to head to Morocco as his condition worsened. Khewe submitted a letter and a her son’s full medical record to the Moroccan embassy in Dakar in 2004.Around 15 days later, the embassy called back to inform Khewe that she and her son were welcome to visit the Sheikh Zaid University Hospital of Rabat for medical attention.Since 2005, the family’s airfare and hospital costs have been covered by the royal palace. When the pair arrived in Morocco, the boy’s medical team, including an anesthesiologist and pediatrician, greeted them and explained to them the details of the disease and potential treatment plans, the mother said, referring to her first month and a half long visit as “intense.”Every two years since then, Anne, now 14 years old, has returned to Rabat for a check-up for his disease, Life expectancy for patients born with the disease is just a few years.Khewe said she wanted to thank the king personally for his support, adding “my son carries a picture of the king everywhere with him.” read more

WASHINGTON — The Latest on T-Mobile-Sprint merger hearing (all times local):11:05 a.m.Democratic lawmakers are challenging a pledge by T-Mobile and Sprint not to raise prices or hurt competition if their $26.5 billion merger goes through.The deal would combine the nation’s third- and fourth-largest wireless companies and create a behemoth roughly the size of industry giants Verizon and AT&T. The House Energy and Commerce Committee doesn’t have authority to rule on the merger, but members are able to use the forum to ask pointed questions.The committee’s chairman, Rep. Frank Pallone of New Jersey, wonders, “How can we be sure that consumers who can least afford to pay more are not harmed by the merger?”T-Mobile says it won’t raise prices for three years, but Pallone says he’s sure that Trump administration regulators are willing to hold T-Mobile to that promise.___1:30 a.m.Top executives of T-Mobile and Sprint are taking the case for their 26.5 billion merger to Congress, arguing that joining their companies won’t hurt competition or jack up prices for wireless service.They could face skepticism at a hearing Wednesday. The deal, which must win approval from federal regulators, would combine the nation’s third- and fourth-largest wireless companies, creating a new behemoth roughly the size of industry giants Verizon and AT&T.Obama administration regulators blocked a similar merger earlier this decade when AT&T attempted to purchase T-Mobile, concluding that it would inhibit competition.T-Mobile and Sprint say American consumers would get more and pay less as a result of the merger and argue that the combination would allow them to better compete as wireless, broadband and video industries converge.The Associated Press read more

Secretary to the President P.B. Abeykoon said in a statement that the new gazette with the terms and conditions on how SAITM will operate in future will be issued soon.Cabinet yesterday approved a joint cabinet paper on SAITM and the Dr. Neville Fernando hospital. He says the President had informed the GMOA the meeting on the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) issue is not official and that it is a secret meeting. Health Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne says the Government Medical Officers’s Association (GMOA) had a “secret” meeting with President Maithripala Sirisena.Senaratne told reporters today that there was no official statement on the meeting held last Saturday as it was not an official discussion. The Government had on Sunday ordered the suspension of enrolling students to the SAITM medical campus in Malabe pending a new gazette on SAITM. The cabinet paper proposes that there are no more talks with the GMOA on the SAITM issue. (Colombo Gazette) read more

first_imgLondon has a large French population and attracts many visitors from the country. French citizens were also among those injured in the attack on Westminster Bridge in March.Spain’s Foreign Ministry says that one Spaniard was among the dozens wounded in the London attacks.A ministry spokesman told Associated Press that the Spanish man had been taken to a hospital where he was being treated for wounds described as not serious. The spokesperson spoke anonymously in line with ministry policy.The Met Police have confirmed that four police officers were injured. Of these, one was an off-duty rugby-playing officer who got hands on with an attacker.British Journalist Geoff Ho was also injured in the attack, and was seen holding his neck as he fled the scene. It is thought he was stabbed in the throat. 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. Geoff Ho His sister posted on Facebook that he had been stabbed in the face, neck and stomach but was stable and in an induced coma.She wrote:  “Doctors are very happy with how he’s come out the other side.“A massive thank you to the University of London Hospital for their tireless efforts in helping my brother out.”Germans are among those injured in the attack in London, including one who is seriously injured, according to the foreign ministry. In total seven people were killed and dozens injured. One of the four French wounded in the attack was stabbed in the beck and the back, French media reports said, adding that doctors spent several hours operating on her after she was rushed to hospital.Another French citizen reportedly suffered serious injuries to her legs when  when she was hit by the truck on London Bridge.French officials have so far given little information about the French victims and have identified none of them.But European Affairs Minister Marielle de Sarnez said that all four were living in London, which has a huge expat French community estimated at over 200,000 people.Emmanuel Macron’s office said the president was planning to call the families of the victims to express his support. People of all nationalities were injured in the attack on London Bridge on Saturday night.Candice Hedge, from Australia, was stabbed in the throat with a 12-inch knife and is recovering in hospital, while Oliver Dowling remains in a coma after being stabbed in the face.German, French, Canadian and Spanish citizens are understood to have been injured, as well as British police officers.Ms Hedge, 31, was eating a meal with her boyfriend when an attacker came up behind her and slashed her neck. Luckily, the knife missed her major arteries and windpipe. She was in a coma but is now awake and recovering. Canadian authorities said one of its citizens was “directly affected” by the attack, and that consular officials are offering support.Emmanuel Macron, the French president, said that authorities would work to help  victims from his country and increase security for those in London casting ballots in legislative elections starting Sunday “to show the force of democracy in the face of enemies of freedom”. Oliver Dowling, from Christchurch, New Zealand, and his girlfriend Marie Bondeville were injured in the attack. Geoff Ho, a business editor with Express Newspapers, was stabbed during the attack on Saturday night. She posted on Facebook: “Hey everyone, just so you know I’m doing OK. Bit of pain but I will survive. Thanks for your thoughts and well wishes. Love to all.”Malcolm Turnbull, the Australian prime minister, told the media: “We are aware of reports of two Australians who have been directly affected by this attack.“This afternoon, the Foreign Minister spoke to the parents of both Australians. One case has been confirmed and that Australian concerned is in hospital.“In the other case, we are continuing to make inquiries. Our officials will continue to provide every assistance they can to Australians affected by this shocking attack and their families.” Friends took to social media to desperately search for Mr Ho. They knew he had been taken to hospital but didn’t know where. In the early hours of Sunday morning, Isabelle Oderberg, a friend of the journalist, wrote on Twitter that he had been found in intensive care.She wrote: “We have found Geoff. He is in intensive care. Thank you for the RTs and messages. I’ll be going offline now until I hear more.” Geoff Holast_img read more

Police photographed Michael Seed as he met John Collins after the raid Almost £14 million worth of jewellery and cash were stolen in the raid The final suspect in the Hatton Garden heist, who became known as Basil, was linked to the raid because of his distinctive walks, a court has heard.Michael Seed, 58, whose photograph can be shown for the first time today, is alleged to have been a key member of the gang who carried out Britain’s biggest ever burglary.But after the heist he disappeared and was not arrested until last year when police swooped on his one bedroom council flat in Liverpool Road, Islington.Woolwich Crown Court heard how Mr Seed allegedly helped disable the safe deposit company’s alarm system, allowing his accomplices to drill through the vault wall during  the 2015 Easter bank holiday weekend.He and Danny Jones, 63, then allegedly slipped through the hole before the gang made off with an estimated £13.7 million in gold, cash and gems.CCTV cameras captured Basil wearing a blue boiler suit, white gloves, carrying a black bin bag and disguised with a wig, face mask and earphones, as he walked in through the main door of 88-90 Hatton Garden. Basil was captured on CCTV during the raid but his face was hidden from the cameras Mr Seed is also accused of being a member of the team who carried out a “strikingly similar” raid on the Chatila jewellery store in Bond Street in August 2010 in which around £1 million worth of gems and £45,000 in cash was stolen. Almost £14 million worth of jewellery and cash were stolen in the raid Basil was captured on CCTV during the raid but his face was hidden from the cameras Police photographed Michael Seed as he met John Collins after the raid “The Crown allege that the electronic devices found demonstrate that Mr Seed’s role during the Hatton Garden burglary was a crucial one: the disabling of the alarm or security system,” he added.He told jurors covert recordings of Hatton Garden burglars Jones, Collins and Terry Perkins, who died aged 69 last year, backed their case that Seed is Basil. The jury heard how Mr Seed was photographed by police as he twice met Hatton Garden raider John “Kenny” Collins, 78, in a park in Islington, in the wake of the burglary. Jones is said to have referred to Seed’s “frugal lifestyle” when he said the gold, cash and “foreign money” Basil had got from the raid would last him “Forever Tel, that will last him right through, he goes for the cheapest gaffs”.Collins is alleged to have talked about Seed’s apparent expertise with the alarm system when he said: “He can baffle me with bullshit. I’ll say why did the bell go?”The court has heard five of the six men who were physically present at Hatton Garden – Brian Reader, 79, Collins, 78, Jones, 61, Carl Wood, 61, and Perkins have been convicted of conspiring to carry out the burglary.Four other people – William Lincoln, 63, Hugh Doyle, 51, Terri Robinson, 38, and Bren Walters, 47 – were also convicted in connection with the crime.Mr Evans said: “The Crown allege that Michael Seed, the defendant, is the final participant in the burglary at Hatton Garden and is the man referred to by the co-conspirators as ‘Basil’.” Police found smelting equipment and a large amount of jewellery when they raided Mr Seeds flat The prosecutor said: “The fact that Michael Seed has a share of similar items, demonstrates that he participated in the burglary of Hatton Garden Safe Deposit as a joint principal and ringleader.”Books about electronics and surveillance, specialist devices that can covertly monitor sounds and movements, “training devices” and a gadget that could have blocked an alarm signal were also recovered from Seed’s home.Mr Evans said high-visibility “Royal Mail” and “BT” clothing found in his bedroom could have been used to gain access to premises for “reconnaissance purposes”. Comparing CCTV images from the raid itself with covert footage of Mr Seed, an expert concluded there was “strong evidence” to support the theory that he was the mystery manknown as Basil, Philip Evans QC, prosecuting, told the jury.Mr Evans told jurors: “He concluded that the ‘Basil’ footage showed someone with a particular habitual walk or gait – an abnormality in his right leg.”When officers raided Mr Seeds flat they found a home-made work bench in his bedroom with electrical devices, precision drills, a smelting machine and more than 1,000 items of jewellery, gold, watches and bundles of precious or semi-precious stones, valued by auctioneers at around £143,000.The court heard some 933 or 92 per cent of the items recovered potentially items stolen in the Hatton Garden burglary. Police found smelting equipment and a large amount of jewellery when they raided Mr Seeds flat Mr Evans said: “These two offences in particular required very specialist skills and knowledge to defeat the alarms and security measures in the premises.”The prosecution suggest that Mr Seed is one of those people and had the requisite level of skill and knowledge to assist in the successful execution of these crimes.”The court heard Mr Seed had spent a fortnight in Lisbon seven weeks after the Hatton Garden burglary, while holiday photographs suggested he had travelled abroad following the Chatila raid.Jurors were told he has been unemployed since 2009, never declared or registered any business in the UK, not declared or paid tax on any earnings, and does not receive benefits.Bank records showed injections of thousands of pounds into his account in the months following both burglaries.Mr Seed denies two charges of conspiracy to commit burglary and one charge of conspiracy to convert or transfer criminal property. 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first_imgAusenco has been awarded a Create phase contract to manage the C$237 million expansion of the Gilbraltar copper-molybdenum project in Canada for Taseko Mine. Ausenco’s Minerals & Metals business will manage on an EPCM basis the Gibraltar Development Plan 3 (GDP3) expansion, which will include the construction of a 30,000 t/d concentrator to complement the existing, currently operating, 55,000 t/d facility. Located in British Colombia, Canada, the Gilbraltar copper-molybdenum project has undergone a major, multi-phase expansion and modernisation program. Taseko reports that more than $300 million has been invested in both mining equipment and concentrator upgrades on the project. In addition to recent expansion work, Taseko expects that GDP3 will bring Gibraltar’s annual copper production capacity to 180 Mlb, double that achieved in 2010.Ausenco CEO Zimi Meka said the project award was the second contract the company had won with Taseko, following its initial work on the development of the Prosperity copper project last year. “We have formed a strong relationship with the Taseko team and are very pleased to be working with them to deliver this project by December 2012,” he said.“We’ve had a very positive start to 2011, winning a number of projects across our solutions phases and business lines and throughout the world, highlighting the strategic growth of our business and depth of our offering.”last_img read more

first_imgMTU Detroit Diesel Australia will showcase engines from 30 kW to 3,000 kW for mining applications on Stand 611 during AIMEX, September 6-9. The company’s 60-year history in providing power solutions has included supplying, servicing and supporting engines for dump trucks, excavators and drilling equipment. “MTU Detroit Diesel Australia’s comprehensive range of products for mining applications will be exhibited, and visitors can learn about our complete power solutions for mine sites, from design to installation, as well as the supply, service and support of engines for all diesel drives and on-site equipment,”MTU Detorit Diesel Australia’s mining market development manager, Scott Wright, said.The company’s advanced engine technology sets the benchmark for safety and fuel efficiency, he said. “We deliver innovative, performance and safety driven solutions and are a brand that mine owners trust as we add value through our expertise and diversity in mining and resources, construction, civil and industrial engineering, and infrastructure investment.”Brands represented by the company include MTU, MTU Onsite Energy, Detroit Diesel, Mercedes-Benz, Allison Transmission, VM Motori and Kohler Power Systems.AIMEX 2011 would be used as a platform to meet and inform new and existing customers about the company’s total strength in mining, Wright said. “We are respected for our proven success and intelligent mining solutions and support.. Importantly, we have a passion and commitment to our customers, who view us as strategic partners.”last_img read more

first_img Related Items:deputy governor, Minimum wage, premier, washington misick Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 15 May 2015 – Hundreds, maybe thousands should begin to see changes in their paychecks today as today marks the official start of a minimum wage increase to $6.25 cents per hour. Recently Finance Minister, Hon Washington Misick shared that government workers have likely begun to see that change since April 1; which was the original implementation date. May is also the month the Premier and Deputy Governor had announced that Civil Servants would see changes in their pay after a re-grading exercise. In March media and public sector workers were told that the range of increase in pay is 21% to 67% with those working in Education getting the largest leaps; fire officers are also seeing a big boost of around 60%. Government has allotted $9 million dollars to this recurrent TCIG expense; another quarter of a million dollars is pegged for education and training opportunities. Recommended for you Bermuda swears in youngest Premier in country’s history TCI Premier Responds To Beaches’ Letter Announcing Closure Cabinet Report by Premier, His Excellency present.last_img read more

first_imgNuno Espirito Santo is confident his team’s chances when they face bottom side Fulham despite admitting they will be difficult opposition.Wolves will be aiming to return to winning ways after losing 2-0 to Klopp’s men while Ranieri will be hoping for the perfect gift to Fulham fans.“From our point of view it will be the same, the approach will be exactly the same, so the game will tell us whether it will be harder or not. He told the club’s website“For sure, it’s going to be tough, because Fulham, we played them last season, they are the situations that they have, as the season goes by all the teams start fighting for their lives, so that changes the reality of the games. But it’s going to be tough, very tough.”Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“It’s different realities. In those moments both teams were fighting for different objectives that would get them promoted. Now the squads are totally different.“I think we’ve stayed more with the core of our squad, maintained our main places. I don’t know if Fulham, the decisions that they made, but it’s not the same team that we found last season, so it will be totally different.“What I see is that it will be difficult, they have a very good manager and they’ve tried to get back on their ideas and I see a better team.”last_img read more

first_imgFor more than 15 years, Paul Harris of Camas has been manager of the Clark County department that issues marriage licenses. Yet Harris and his partner of 40 years, James Griener, have been barred from obtaining a license for themselves, until now.Today, Harris, 64, and Griener, 68, will be the first gay couple in Clark County to apply for a marriage license.Clark County’s Marriage License Department at the Clark County Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., will offer extended hours for the next three days to accommodate an expected influx of gay couples wishing to marry:o 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.Equality Southwest Washington volunteers started welcoming couples at midnight at the service center. They were issuing numbers to the first 200 couples in line.The doors at the service center open at 7 a.m. so visitors can use restrooms and purchase snacks at the cafe. Refreshments will be offered to people waiting in line throughout the day courtesy of Starbucks, Women Democrats of Clark County, First Congregational United Church of Christ of Vancouver, Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver and other donors and volunteers. Marriage applicants are required to enter the service center through the parking garage in order to keep an orderly line. Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt will read a proclamation and congratulate couples at noon.Equality Southwest Washington has also organized public wedding events beginning Dec. 9, the first day gay couples may wed, due to a mandatory three-day waiting period.Public weddings will be held:o Dec. 9-12 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Esther Short Park, 610 Esther St.o Dec. 9 from midnight to 4 a.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1220 N.E. 68th St. in Vancouver.o Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Red Cross Building, 605 E. Barnes St.— Paris AchenHarris said he recognizes the historic value of being first in line, but the impetus for going first also has a practical purpose, Harris said. The couple’s marriage license application will be the first test for county software updates that reflect marriages of same-gender couples. The updates didn’t go into effect until midnight.last_img read more