Sea Shepherd Japan Kills Another 333 Minke Whales

first_imgzoom The Japanese whaling fleet has reached its self-allocated quota of killing 333 minke whales in the Southern Ocean as part of the country’s latest “research mission,” the marine conservation organization Sea Shepherd informed.Japan reached its goal “despite our efforts to once again disrupt the slaughter of whales,” Sea Shepherd said, adding that the organization has called an emergency meeting of the Global Board of Directors in Amsterdam this weekend to review its whale defense strategy in the Southern Ocean.Sea Shepherd earlier informed that the whale poachers expanded their killing fields to twice as big as before, and as a result, the organization’s patrol vessels “were searching for a handful of trucks in an area twice as big as Australia.”“We were aware of the challenges from the outset of the campaign – the doubling of the whaling area and the reduced quota that would be easier to reach – but we did our best despite the odds because it was the right thing to do. And – as usual – we did it alone. It is a reminder that the needless slaughter of marine life will continue unless governments stop making hollow statements of disapproval and start taking action to hold Japan accountable,” Sea Shepherd said.In early December 2016, the patrol vessels Steve Irwin and Ocean Warrior started their voyage to the Southern Ocean as part of the 11th Antarctic whale defense campaign, Operation Nemesis, in an effort to intercept the Japanese whaling fleet and stop the slaughter of minke whales.On December 22, the Ocean Warrior intercepted the Nisshin Maru, one of the harpoon ships of the Japanese whale-poaching fleet in the Australian Whale Sanctuary, with a dead minke whale on the vessel’s deck.The images of the dead whale on the deck of the Nisshin Maru were the first which document the Japanese whaling fleet’s killing of whales since the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled their whaling program illegal in 2014 and the Australian Federal Court found the Japanese whaling industry in contempt for killing protected whales in the Australian Whale Sanctuary.Prior to the launch of the whaling season in 2015, Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the country plans to catch up to 333 minke whales on an annual basis in the following 12 years.last_img read more

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Massive raids across Ontario make major dent in Toronto gang police

first_imgTORONTO – Hundreds of police officers descended on nearly 80 homes across Ontario in a co-ordinated raid that left a major hole in a sophisticated and growing Toronto-based street gang with tentacles across the province and Western Canada, Toronto police said Thursday.Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said 120 people were arrested during the raids that occurred between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. in six cities, including Toronto and Sudbury, Ont., and netted a significant amount of drugs, including the deadly opioid fentanyl, cocaine and heroin, as well as weapons.The investigation — dubbed Project Kronic — was launched in May last year and targeted the Driftwood Crips street gang.Saunders said police laid more than 660 charges that include criminal organization offences, attempted murder, trafficking firearms, kidnapping conspiracies, robbery and drug trafficking.“These are thugs that are trying to intimidate neighbourhoods and gain control and participate in unlawful activity,” Saunders said at news conference Thursday afternoon.“There is a growth in occupying territory. Before they controlled the area of Driftwood (in northwest Toronto) and only the area of Driftwood. Now as we can see in this particular investigation, they have the ability of reaching into further areas of the country.”Police allege the gang is a criminal organization with cells in various communities in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.“The Driftwood Crips has been one of the older gangs in the city of Toronto,” he said. “They go far back to when I was in the homicide squad running investigations, and they’re involved in murders back then.”The primary goal of the investigation, the chief said, was to identify the gang’s leadership and its members, figure out who supplied drugs and weapons and “solve historical serious crimes.”He alleged the Driftwood Crips have a clear, ranked structure with a number of leaders controlling separate cells, even some who run operations while incarcerated.“We allege that a member of the Driftwood Crips was supplying a large quantity of fentanyl and cocaine to a network of dealers in the Sudbury area, which include a member from Hells Angels,” Saunders said.Saunders said further details of the investigation will be released at another news conference on Friday.last_img read more

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Australian election May 18 to be fought on refugees economy

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s prime minister on Thursday called a May 18 election that will be fought on issues including climate change, asylum seekers and economic management.“We live in the best country in the world,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters after advising the governor-general to authorize the election.“But to secure your future, the road ahead depends on a strong economy. And that’s why there is so much at stake at this election,” he added.Morrison’s conservative coalition is seeking a third three-year term. But Morrison is the third prime minister to lead a divided government in that time and only took the helm in late August.Opinion polls suggest his reign will become one of the shortest in the 118-year history of Australian prime ministers on election day. The polls suggest centre-left opposition leader Bill Shorten will become the eighth prime minister since the country plunged into an extraordinary period of political instability in 2007.The election pits Shorten, a former labour union leader who has presented himself as the alternative prime minister for the past six years, and Morrison, a leader who the Australian public is still getting to know.Shorten said in his first news conference since the election was called that his government will take “real action on climate change” and reduce inequality in Australian society if his Labor Party wins power.“Australians face a real and vital choice at this election. Do you want Labor’s energy, versus the government’s tiredness? Labor’s focus on the future, versus being stuck in the past?” Shorten said.Morrison is seen as the architect of Australia’s tough refugee policy that has all but stopped the people-smuggling traffic of boats from Southeast Asian ports since 2014. The policy has been condemned by human rights groups as an abrogation of Australia’s responsibilities as a signatory to the United Nations Refugee Convention.Morrison’s first job in Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s newly elected coalition government in 2013 was as minister for immigration and border protection. He oversaw the secretive military-run Operation Sovereign Borders.Asylum seekers from the Middle East, Africa and Asia would typically disable or sink their boats when intercepted by patrol ships in waters north of Australia so that the Australian crews would have to rescue them rather than turn the boats away. Under the new regime, the asylum seekers were placed in motorized life boats that were towed back to Indonesia. The life boats had just enough fuel to reach the Indonesian coast. The Indonesian government complained the policy was an affront to Indonesian sovereignty.The government has also maintained a policy adopted in the final months of a Labor government in 2013 of sending boat arrivals to camps on the Pacific island nations of Papua New Guinea and Nauru. Those who attempt to reach Australia by boat are told they will never be allowed to settle there.Morrison remains proud of virtually stopping people-smuggler boat traffic. He has a trophy shaped like a people-smuggler’s boat in his office inscribed with “I Stopped These.”Labor has promised to maintain the policy of banishing boat arrivals to the islands. But Labor says it would give priority to finding permanent homes for the asylum seekers who have languished in island camps for years.The conservative coalition argues that the boats would start coming again because a Labor government would soften the regime. The government introduced temporary protection visas for boat arrivals so that refugees face potential deportation every three years if the circumstances that they fled in their homelands improve. Labor would give refugees permanent visas so that they have the certainty to plan their lives.Climate change policy is a political battlefield in a country that is the world’s largest exporter of coal and liquefied natural gas and has been one of the world’s worst greenhouse gas emitters on a per capita basis because of its heavily reliance on coal-fired power generation.Disagreement over energy policy has been a factor in the last six changes of prime minister.Labour Prime Minister Julia Gillard introduced a carbon tax in 2012. Conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott scrapped it two years later.The coalition is torn between lawmakers who want polluters to pay for their greenhouse gas emissions and those who reject any measures that would increase household power bills.The government aims to reduce Australian greenhouse gas emissions by 26% to 28% below 2005 levels by 2030.Labour has promised a more ambitious target of a 45% reduction in the same time frame.Action on climate change was a major priority for votes when conservative Prime Minister John Howard’s reign ended after more than 11 years at an election in 2007.Labour Prime Minister Kevin Rudd immediately signed up to the U.N.’s 1997 Kyoto Protocol on reducing emissions. Australia and the United States had been the only industrialized countries to hold out.Climate change dropped down the list of Australian priorities after the global financial crisis hit.But after Australians sweltered through a record hot summer and grappled with devastating drought, global warming has become a high-priority issue for voters again.The government warns that Labor’s emissions reduction plan would wreck the economy.The coalition also argues that Labor would further damage the economy with its policy of reducing tax breaks for landlords as real estate prices fall in Australia’s largest cities, Sydney and Melbourne.Morrison boasts that the conservative administration Prime Minister Howard led delivered 10 annual surplus budgets and paid off all federal government debt before the government changed at the 2007 election.Rudd had planned a budget surplus in his government’s first fiscal year, but the global financial crisis struck.Many economists congratulate Rudd for keeping the Australian economy out of recession through stimulus spending. The coalition has accused Labor of spending too much and sinking Australia too deep in debt,But debt has continued to mount since the conservatives regained the reins in 2013. But opinion polls suggest voters consider the conservatives to be better economic managers.The government brought forward its annual budget blueprint by a month to April 2 and revealed a plan to balance Australia’s books in the next fiscal year for the first time in 12 years.Labour also promised to deliver a surplus budget in the year starting July 1, but it has yet to detail how it will achieve this goal.Labour has also promised to spend an additional AU$2.3 billion ($1.6 billion) over four years on covering treatment costs of cancer patients. It’s an attractive offer with half Australia’s population expected to be diagnosed with some form of the disease in their lifetimes.The conservatives have largely taken credit for Australia’s remarkable run of 28 years of economic growth since its last recession under Labor’s rule.Morrison hopes that voters will look to him to deliver a sequel to the Howard years when a mining boom delivered ever-increasing budget surpluses.Rod McGuirk, The Associated Press read more

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Afghan cholera outbreak under control says UN health agency

31 August 2010The cholera outbreak that started earlier this month in central Afghanistan is now under control, the United Nations and its partners reported today, stressing that early detection and collaboration among key actors were key to averting a public health crisis. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) initiated a response immediately after the outbreak began on 9 August in the Nowa district of Ghazni province.“Early detection of diseases is tantamount to saving lives,” said Peter Graaff, WHO’s Representative in Afghanistan. “Thanks to a strong disease surveillance system and close collaboration between the MoPH, UN agencies and health NGOs [non-governmental organizations] we were quickly able to limit the magnitude of the outbreak and save lives.”Afghanistan’s disease early warning system (DEWS) is now operational in all 34 provinces, and includes more than 300 surveillance officers, who help to detect and respond to disease outbreaks within 48 hours. “In 2009 alone, we were able to rapidly respond to and control 35 cholera outbreaks and treated 1,721 reported cases across 15 provinces,” said WHO epidemiologist Rashida Bano. Cholera is an acute intestinal infection picked up through contaminated food or water. It can result in diarrhoea that can lead to severe dehydration and even death without prompt treatment. WHO donated life-saving supplies, including cholera kits and other emergency medical supplies in the wake of the outbreak earlier this month, which affected at least 130 people. Mr. Graaff noted that one of the challenges with regard to cholera control in Afghanistan is the insecurity in parts of the country which make it difficult to carry out timely investigations and responses. Due to security concerns involving health ministry and UN staff, WHO said that three local NGO staff members were trained in outbreak investigation, including sample collection and treatment.WHO added that diarrhoeal diseases are endemic to Afghanistan and there is a seasonal increase from July to September. Most of the vulnerability to waterborne diseases comes from contaminated water sources, as only 23 per cent of Afghans have access to safe drinking water. read more

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Falcons Roddy White to Miss First Game of His

Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White will sit out his first game ever in his nine-year career this Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Placed on the Falcon’s injury report Friday, White was one of the team’s three starters listed as out for Sunday’s game.The four-time Pro Bowler hurt his left hamstring in Week 5, when the Falcons lost to the New York Jets and he hasn’t participated in practice since. Before the hamstring troubles, the Falcons’ career-leading receiver played the first five games with a ankle injury, and only caught 14 passes for 129 yards.Atlanta (1-4) will also play against Tampa Bay (0-5) without running back Steven Jackson (hamstring) and left tackle Sam Baker (knee). Whether starting middle linebacker Akeem Dent (knee) will play is also questionable. read more

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Clara Woltering to stay in Buducnost for one more year

German goalkeeper Clara Woltering (31) has decided to extend contract with ZRK Buducnost Podgorica for one more season. One of the world best female goalkeeper wanted to fnish career next summer and began family bussiness in Germany, but she decided to stay in proffesional handball for one more year. She came to Podgorica in 2011. Next year was fantastic as Buducnost achieved the golden dream by winning the Women’s EHF Champions League. ← Previous Story CSM BUCURESTI STRIKE AGAIN: Manea and Tolnai went home! Next Story → World champions in the chase of South American title Clara WolteringŽRK Budućnost read more

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Indians received 6772 pc of total US H1B visas in last 5

first_imgNew Delhi: Indian nationals have received between 67 and 72 per cent of the total H-1B visas issued by the US in last five years, the External Affairs Ministry said on Wednesday. The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. Also Read – CBI carrying out surprise checks at 150 government departments Advertise With Us Replying to a question in Lok Sabha, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said no comprehensive changes have been made to the H-1B visa programme so far. “The Indian government has closely consulted all stakeholders and engaged with the US administration and the Congress on issues related to the movement of Indian professionals, including those pertaining to the H-1B programme,” he said. Also Read – Ratul Puri’s ED custody extended by 4 more days Advertise With Us “Most recently, issues of H-1B visa were raised during the visit of the US Secretary of State, Michael R Pompeo, to India on June 26, 2019. In our engagements, we have emphasised that this has been a mutually-beneficial partnership which should be nurtured,” he added. He gave out statistics according to which Indian nationals have received between 67 and 72 per cent of the total H-1B visas issued by the US in the last five years. Advertise With Us According to the data, 125,528 Indian nationals were issued H1-B visas in 2018 while 129,097 Indian nationals were issued H1-B visas in 2017. In 2016, 126,692 Indian nationals were granted H1-B visa while in 2015, as many as 119,952 Indian nationals were granted H1-B visa. “H-1B visa has played an important role in facilitating the movement of talented Indian professionals. The US Government has adopted certain administrative measures with respect to the H-1B visa programme that has introduced greater scrutiny of H-1B applications and increased documentation requirements,” he said.last_img read more

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Corporator Dodla Venkatesh Goud gives 1 lakh for Idgah

first_imgAllwyn Colony: Local Corporator Dodla Venkatesh Goud on Monday urged Muslim brothers to celebrate Bakrid festival with devotion in a peaceful atmosphere, as it symbolises sacrifice, tolerance and spirit of unity. Speaking after joining Muslims in prayers at Yellammagadda Crossroads and celebrating ‘Alai-Balai (exchange of greetings), he wished that the blessings of Allah will always with the people. While conveyed Ied greetings to the gathering, the corporator handed over Rs. 1 lakh as his contribution to the construction of Idgah at the Yellammabanda Crossroads.Goud told the gathering that people in Telangana were happily celebrating all festivals without caste and community differences under the stewardship of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. Among those present were Idgah secretary and Area Committee Member Shoukath Ali, Munna, Khaja, Rasool, Samad. Khaisar, Chand, Nawaz, Mazar.last_img read more

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Kalank movie review rating by audience

first_imgMadhuri Dixit in Kalank song Tabaah Ho Gaye.InstagramTouted as the biggest and the most awaited release of the year, Kalank, is finally here. With barely a few hours left for the film to be released all across the country, audience have already taken to Twitter to shower their love on the star cast and excitement for the film. The film boasts of a brilliant star cast that includes – Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Dutt, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapur.Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt would be seen sharing the screen space in the film after almost two decades. The film also marks Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt’s fourth collaboration together after – Badrinath Ki Dulhania, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Student of the Year. With the huge success that their films together command, it is expected that Kalank too would gain humongous success.While Madhuri’s character in the film is named Bahaar Begum, Sonakshi Sinha will be playing the character of Satya Chaudhary. Alia Bhatt as Roop would be seen playing Varun Dhawan’s (Zafar) love interest. Aditya Roy Kapur will play the role of Sonakshi’s husband – Dev Chaudhary and Sanjay Dutt would be seen playing the role of Balraj Chaudhary.While Kiara Advani would be seen in a special dance number – First Class, Kriti Sanon would be seen in – Aira Gaira. Directed by Abhishek Varman and produced under Dharma Productions, the film is set in the pre-independence Birtish era.Take a look at audience’s review for the film Kalank.Saw #Kalank and really enjoyed the film @Varun_dvn is superb asusual Entire team has done a great job including @aliaa08 @sonakshisinha @duttsanjay @MadhuriDixit #AdityaRoyKapoor is GREAT 2nd part of the film is it’s heart you won’t be able to control ur emotions in it⭐⭐⭐⭐— Bhavesh Punjabi (@_BhaveshPunjabi) April 16, 2019#KalankReview What a mind blowing film, superb performances and beautiful visuals.Dont give spoilers and spoil it for others please. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. #Kalank— Kabir Dev (@kabirraga272) April 17, 2019@aliaa08 is the true hero of #Kalank. Surprisingly, female actors of the film carry the film. @MadhuriDixit & @sonakshisinha are phenomenal. #AdityaRoyKapur also delivers an intriguing performance. Their hardwork is quite evident. Watch it for the women’s effort. #KalankReview— Anwesh Panda (@anwesh_panda) April 17, 2019People while watching Kalank#KalankReview— Ʀɑɦϋɭ (@Witty_Enuf) April 17, 2019#Kalank Review : Headache Guranteed.. So instead of buying popcorn.. Buy Amrutanjan or Zandu Balm.. Hackneyed Plot.. Worse acting.. @aliaa08 Constipated… @MadhuriDixit Old Haggered… @duttsanjay Buffoon… @Varun_dvn only Body No Soul… @sonakshisinha Khaaaaamoooosshhhhhhhhh— Ganesh Mahesh (@NamoIn2019) April 16, 2019Am leaving #kalank right now .. it’s a torture .. SONAKSHI kidhar Hain no role .. Aditya wasted .. only varun overacting maa ka badla .. nakli PYAAR with Alia .. gaane khatam hi nahin hote. DISASTER #kalankreview— Filmy Guru (@GuruFilmy) April 17, 2019At Morning Show of Movie #Kalank. #KalankReview Simply boring and repetitive story of early 90, wrapped in decorative KJ type filmy Sets and locations in the current golden era of experimented story oriented bollywood. @karanjohar @DharmaMovies 2 Star.**— S CHANDRA (@schandrabxr) April 17, 2019Pic 1: ExpectationPic 2: Reality#KalankReview— Satyam Singh (@MyFreakyTweets) April 17, 2019Still thinkin about #kalank ..And what remains with u apart from the magic of @aliaa08 & @Varun_dvn which is the most beautiful theme song..uff..Goosebumps every time u hear it! Big love & Tku @ipritamofficial & @raiisonai for giving us yet another epic love anthem❤️— Sophie #AjjNaiyoSawna (@Sophie_Choudry) April 17, 2019#Kalank Review from UAE Censor Board. It ought to be watched for multiple reasons: the electrifying chemistry between its lead actors, the strong dramatic content, the scintillating musical score, the violent streak in the narrative and of course. Sure Shot SUPERHIT. ????— Umair Sandhu (@UmairFilms) April 16, 2019Jus saw #Kalank at d screening in presence of the cast. One more reason to watch it is for @MadhuriDixitAnd the grace she brings to celluloid. Her scene with @duttsanjayN @Varun_dvn is epic. The bollywood masala movie buffs will love it #kalankreview— KARAN SINGH CHHABRA (@karan_chhabra) April 16, 2019#Kalank Review : Headache Guranteed.. So instead of buying popcorn.. Buy Amrutanjan or Zandu Balm.. Hackneyed Plot.. Worse acting.. @aliaa08 Constipated… @MadhuriDixit Old Haggered… @duttsanjay Buffoon… @Varun_dvn only Body No Soul… @sonakshisinha Khaaaaamoooosshhhhhhhhh— Ganesh Mahesh (@NamoIn2019) April 16, 2019Kalank review -story – fully bakwas,screenplay – dull,music – routineOverall not worth watching @karanjohar ⭐ star…— Pooja singh (@filmireviewji) April 15, 2019Periodic romantic drama #Kalank is set for its huge release on 17th April [Mahavir Jayanti, Wednesday]. It is a holiday in TN and so there will special morning shows at the multiplexes on its opening day! @DharmaMovies @foxstarhindi @NGEMovies— Review Ram (@MovieReviewRam) April 12, 2019#Kalank Review from UAE Censor Board. It ought to be watched for multiple reasons: the electrifying chemistry between its lead actors, the strong dramatic content, the scintillating musical score, the violent streak in the narrative and of course. Sure Shot SUPERHIT. ????— Umair Sandhu (@UmairFilms) April 15, 2019Kalank first movie review out….@aliaa08U done it again @Varun_dvnthis act is lifeline @sonakshisinha after looter this is superb @MadhuriDixit act of Universe #Kalank #BharatKiJawaani #Bharat#KalankReview #KalankMovieReview— Dhakad Review Official (@DhakadReview) April 16, 2019Review #Kalank from UAE Censor Board.  In fact, it won’t be erroneous to state that Varun and Alia add strength and solidity to their respective parts. Varun gets the attitude of the character spot-on and pulls up a winning act. Both Stole the Show all the way. ????— Umair Sandhu (@UmairFilms) April 16, 2019#KalankReleasingTomorrow. My tickets booked for first day first show tomorrow in London. Can’t wait to review it on @FilmeShilmy!@Varun_dvn @aliaa08 @sonakshisinha @MadhuriDixit @duttsanjay @WardaNadiadwala @karanjohar #Kalank— Anuj Radia (@TheAnujRadia) April 16, 2019last_img read more

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Tejas Mark II – Indigenous light combat aircraft targeted by 2022

first_imgTejas fighter aircraft performs during Aero India 2019, at Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bengaluru. (ANI photo)ANIThe 75th anniversary of India’s independence will witness the unveiling of country’s long-awaited Indigenous light combat aircraft Tejas Mark II. The Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), which has been tasked to develop India’s latest light combat aircraft, will showcase in 2022, with a heavier stand-off weapon capacity, Hindustan Times reported.Tejas Mark II will be manufactured by the government-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) and expected to get into production by 2025-2026.The design of 17.5 ton Tejas Mark II was finalised by ADA in December 2018 and will calibrate the design of the fifth-generation twin-engine stealth fighter for Indian Air Force (IAF) by the end of the year. Mk II will weigh same as the Mirage, Jaguar, and Grippen but will be powered with a heavier GE 414 engine, ADA officials informed.The qualitative requirements of the aircraft were finalised in late 2018 with the consultation and approval of IAF. The Mk II which is a 4.5 generation fighter will be produced after Tejas LCA (light combat aircraft) order of 123 aircraft to replace the air force’s ageing MiG-21s is completed.Notably, the project was sanctioned in 2009 by the centre. Mk II will be loaded with advanced AESA radar with the locally developed air-to-air missile Astra, having a range of 70km. The beyond visual range missile is currently under the testing stage on the IAF’s Su-30 MKI fighters. Ingeniously made Light Combat Aircraft, TejasYoutube/ LCA TejasThe older version of Mk II, Tejas Mk I has missed several deadlines in the past and keeping this in mind, ADA and IAF are also moving swiftly on developing advanced medium combat aircraft (AMCA). The 25-ton fighter.The aircraft will be powered by twin-engine capable of propelling it at super-cruise speeds. AMCA will have complex S-shaped serpentine intakes that hide the spinning turbine blades in the engine and is a key feature of a stealth fighter. The design was approved as an initial concept in 2014 and it was only last year the IAF gave its approval. The final design of AMCA is expected to be completed by year-end in consultation with the air force. Interestingly, Tejas will be the lightest aircraft among all 4.5 generation planes with a total weight of 11 tonnes.last_img read more

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Railroad Officials Issue Safety Appeal To Truck Drivers

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: – / 10On an average day, hundreds of big rigs pour through the gates of the Greens Port Terminal in east Houston. To get there they have to cross over one of the port’s short-haul railroad tracks. And there’s an ominous warning sign telling them to expect moving rail cars at any moment. Dalton Tingle is with the safety organization Operation Lifesaver of Texas. He says when truck drivers come up on a railroad crossing, they have to make sure they can get their rig all the way across without having to stop. “It’s hung low,” says Tingle. “And they could get hung up on those crossings. But there are signs at these crossings that lets them know there is a danger at these crossings and they need to be more aware.” And Carolyn Cook with the Federal Railroad Administration says everyone who crosses a railroad track needs to be aware, and that includes walkers and cyclists.  “So if you see the train approaching, the very safest thing to do is wait for the train,” says Cook. “The train has the right of way but also a train is a very large object and it can take a mile or more to stop.”In 2016 there were 232 crashes around Texas involving vehicles and trains. 22 people were killed. 00:00 /01:08 X Listen Share last_img read more

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Björn Ulvaeus teases ABBA reunion addresses whether there will be new album

first_imgeTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) GAYSTARNEWS- The sequel, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again (featuring Cher singing Fernando!) is released in UK cinemas on 20 July.[embedded content] ABBA | Photo: ABBA: The Treasures Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  : [embedded content]‘It’s just coincidence we should meet and those two should make those sounds together, which is the ABBA sound.’When asked if the band are likely to record a new album in addition to the new songs, Bjorn said: ‘No, I don’t think so.’The last Mamma Mia! movie, based on the hit musical of the same name, is one of the highest-grossing films of all time in the UK.center_img Answering a question from Gay Star News at a press conference for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again today, the star said it felt like no time had passed at all when he his bandmates got back in the studio.‘It’s just coincidence we should meet and they make those sounds together’‘We [himself and Benny Andersson] wrote two new songs and we went into the studio with the ladies [Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad] and it was a fantastic experience,’ he said.‘We have never been in a studio together since we split up in 82 and sort of looked around and… “This situation is so incredibly familiar”. It took seconds and we were back, like yesterday.’Bjorn furthermore added: ‘It was great fun doing it again. The strange thing is when those two ladies start singing together there is that sound which is not like any other sound. It just happened that way. Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Björn Ulvaeus, one of the four members of iconic Swedish band ABBA, has spoken out about their reunion. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…last_img read more

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Carnival Cruise Line enhances Travel Agent Finder to be more agentfriendly

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> MIAMI  — Carnival Cruise Line’s popular Travel Agent Finder has gotten an upgrade, making it more user-friendly and agency-focused.After completing its first phase of the redesign, the tool now provides enhanced individual agency information, and displays more agencies to help clients find a local travel professional within Carnival’s extensive network.The look and feel of the page was updated to better match that of the line’s main site, Plus, it now uses Google Maps to display agency locations; users can input search criteria besides a zip code to produce more accurate results. Those results lead to such agency information as phone number, email address and website link, when available.“As we continue to deliver on our commitment to support our travel agent partners as they grow their business, we’ve significantly enhanced the functionality and the design of our Travel Agent Finder to make it easier for visitors on our website to find a local travel agent,” said Adolfo Perez, senior vice president of sales and trade marketing for Carnival. “The new and improved Travel Agent Finder on our site is a more powerful tool for both our partners and their potential clients. We hope everyone takes full advantage of its usefulness.”More news:  Hotel charges Bollywood star $8.50 for two bananas and the Internet has thoughtsThe second phase of the redesign is expected to be complete in spring 2019, with the next upgrade providing home-based travel agency owners the ability to add their information to the system. Users will be able to see home-based agency locations displayed on Google Maps if the agency opts in to the program.For more information go to the line’s travel agent Internet portal, Share Posted by Travelweek Group center_img Friday, October 19, 2018 Tags: Carnival Corporation, Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Cruise Line enhances Travel Agent Finder to be more agent-friendlylast_img read more

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German leader suffers pelvic injury on ski holiday

first_img Men’s health affects baby’s health too Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility BERLIN (AP) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel cracked her pelvis during a skiing accident in the Swiss Alps and will have to cut back on her work schedule for the next three weeks, her spokesman said Monday.Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert said the chancellor suffered what she first thought was just a bruise to her left rear pelvic area while cross-country skiing in southeast Switzerland last month. But doctors later determined it was a “incomplete” bone fracture that will require her to rest for three weeks, he said. “The doctors’ orders are to lie down,” Seibert told reporters. In response, Merkel canceled a Wednesday visit to Warsaw, Poland, and Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel called off his Thursday trip to Berlin.Merkel, 59, had been skiing “at low speeds” when her fall occurred, Seibert said. He was unable to say if another person was involved.She will continue to preside over Cabinet and government meetings, using a walking aid to get around, he added.Last week, Merkel sent her wishes for a speedy recovery to German Formula One legend Michael Schumacher, who suffered a serious head injury while downhill skiing in France. Schumacher has been in a medically induced coma at Grenoble University Hospital and doctors said Monday he is still in critical but stable condition.Experts say cross-country skiing is much less dangerous than downhill. Cross-country trails are mostly flat and the sport is more about endurance than speed.“Without wanting to play down what happened to Mrs. Merkel, the chances of injury in cross-country skiing are slim compared to downhill,” said Michael Berner of Germany’s Foundation for Ski Safety. “Still, anyone who does cross-country skiing should learn to do it properly first and have a certain level of fitness.” Comments   Share   Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober The accident happened around Christmas during Merkel’s annual ski trip to Switzerland’s Engadin Valley, which includes well-known ski resorts such as St. Moritz.(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top Stories last_img read more

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Virtuoso Virtuoso Life Magazine Reveal Recipients of the 2012

first_imgSource = Virtuoso L to R: Rebecca Soloff, Director of Sales & Marketing at The Lowell hotel, New York with Fay Cohen, Principal of Sydney-based travel agency TravelPhase World’s Most Prestigious Hotels and Hospitality rofessionals Honored at Virtuoso’s 24th Annual Conference Leading luxury travel network, Virtuoso®, proudly announced this year’s winners of the prestigious “Best of the Best” hotel awards last week at its 2012 ‘Virtuoso Travel Week’ conference, taking place at the Bellagio in Las Vegas from August 12–17. The awards drew a record crowd of 1,450 people, including some of the biggest names in hospitality as well as the travel agency community. On hand to reveal the recipients during the Hotels & Resorts Dinner  were Virtuoso Chairman and CEO, Matthew D. Upchurch; Virtuoso President and COO Kristi Jones; and, Virtuoso Vice President of Hotels, Destinations & Tours, Albert Herrera. In addition to being feted for the evening, “Best of the Best” award winners will be featured in the September/October 2012 issue of VIRTUOSO LIFE magazine (, reaching 200,000 upscale, world travellers. This year marks a significant achievement for Virtuoso, which is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its renowned Hotels & Resorts Program. The first of its kind, this program was created to further serve the needs of Virtuoso’s member agencies and their clientele, now ranking as the most prestigious and longest-running hotel program in the industry. Twenty years later, the group possesses an amazing portfolio of 975 hotels, resorts, villas and private island retreats in 90 countries, all reinforcing its status as an industry trailblazer and trusted innovator. For six years running, Virtuoso has reviewed its collection of world-class properties and hospitality professionals, both continuously setting new standards within the luxury travel industry.“This year celebrates a truly exceptional milestone for Virtuoso’s Hotels & Resorts Program,” said Herrera. “As the network has continued to progress and grow to accommodate the changing needs of the affluent traveler, our Hotel Program has continued to evolve over the past 20 years to better serve our membership and adapt to consumer demand.  What started as a means of supporting our cruise products has turned into the industry’s most respected and most experiential hotel program.  More than half the hotels in our portfolio consist of 100 rooms or less, ensuring a more intimate feel for travelers, and we have the most robust amenity program in the industry, offering Virtuoso guests up to $450 in value per each stay.”Herrera continued, “With a portfolio this varied and impressive, it creates a highly competitive landscape. Those recognized with a ‘Best of the Best’ award by our talented and well-versed travel advisors represent the finest hotels and professionals within this esteemed group and truly define the highest level of luxury hospitality.”Editors of VIRTUOSO LIFE, the Virtuoso network’s multi-award-winning flagship magazine, initially determined the nominees in ten categories that ranged from most innovative guest experience to top hotel and hotelier of the year. Ultimately, it was the network’s elite travel advisors who carefully selected the winners.  Award categories and recipients follow:Best Achievement in Design: Park Hyatt Sydney, AustraliaSetting a new benchmark in contemporary luxury, the iconic Park Hyatt Sydney recently underwent the largest and most comprehensive renovation in its 21-year history. The outcome of this dramatic transformation includes architecturally designed guests rooms that feature floor-to-ceiling glass that open onto private balconies overlooking the property’s coveted harbor-front location, luxurious new interiors and furnishings, designer lighting, as well as the latest technology throughout. The revamped hotel also introduces a variety of renowned Australian artists’ work that was created especially for the space.Best Culinary Experience: Sur Mesure at Mandarin Oriental, Paris, FranceAward-winning chef, Thierry Marx, presents a complete sensory experience for gourmands. White interiors dominate the space and acts as a blank canvas for a true culinary experience involving sight, sound and taste. With each dish he aims for a profound personal response, with menu highlights including soy and oyster black truffle risotto and sweet bento and Ylang-ylang.Best Bar: £10 at Montage Beverly Hills, CaliforniaAt £10, guests will enjoy the finest spirits, complemented by handcrafted cocktails composed of the freshest ingredients. Tucked discreetly above the property’s restaurant, Scarpetta, £10 welcomes experienced connoisseurs to an intimate but convivial social atmosphere. The lounge specializes in the world’s most precious whiskey, The Macallan Single Malt, and offers its guests an authentic and charming bar experience with its dark woods, fine art and one of the most extensive collections of Lalique crystal.Best Family Program: Four Seasons Resort, Punta Mita, MexicoAn ideal destination for families of all sizes and generations, Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita offers many experiences that will make the vacation truly memorable for the whole crew. In addition to boasting some of the best snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, surfing and golf in the world, the resort also offers activities that range everywhere from horseback riding, tie-dye and t-shirt painting, to salsa dancing. Little ones will be entertained for hours at the ‘Kids for All Seasons’ program facilities, which include a playroom as well as an outdoor playground.Best Spa: Spa My Blend by Clarins, Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris, France The Spa My Blend by Clarins at Le Royal Monceau is a unique site of luxury and well-being, spread over a 16,145-square-foot space that was conceived by well-known French designer, Philippe Starck. Rest areas include a hammam, laconium room and sauna, all creating a temple of individualized luxury and well-being.Most Innovative Guest Experience: Las Ventanas al Paraiso, a Rosewood Resort, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico With a wide assortment of activities, Las Ventanas al Paraiso can tailor an itinerary fit for any traveler. For cooking enthusiasts, the resort’s ‘Challenge the Chef’ culinary program gives guests the opportunity to prepare an original dish for Executive Chef Fabrice Guisset, who then judges their talent. If the meal is a success, the winner is honored by having his or her dish added to the resort menu – with full credit as the star chef.Most Socially Responsible: Lefay Resort and SPA Lago di Garda, Gargnano, Italy Lefay Resort and SPA Lago di Garda is the flagship property of the Lefay Resorts Collection. Located in Gargnano, Northern Italy, one of the most picturesque villages on Lake Garda, the property’s philosophy is that personal wellness is strictly connected to environmental wellness. The resort has been designed and created in order to implement environmentally sustainable practices using the latest technologies and renewable alternative energies.One to Watch: Amanruya, Bodrum, TurkeyLocated in Turkey on the Aegean coast, Amanruya is inspired by the region’s traditional architecture and creates the intimate ambience of a village while still providing a sense of space and luxury. The property offers a true escape with its 36 elegant Pool Terrace Cottages, each with a private garden and pool.Hotelier of the Year: Danilo Zucchetti, Villa d’Este, Cernobbio, ItalyDanilo Zucchetti brings many decades of experience in hospitality, both in Italy and internationally. Prior to joining Villa d’Este, he was Director of the Hotel Bauer and Il Palazzo in Venice. He also collaborated in the openings of Four Seasons’ Berlin and Tokyo properties. Danilo’s professional philosophy as a hotelier is to always see the property from the perspective of the guest in order to meet and exceed their expectations. Hotel of the Year: The Beverly Hills Hotel, The Dorchester Collection, California Beloved by entertainment royalty, a haven for the world’s famous, and now a century-old landmark, Dorchester Collection’s Beverly Hills Hotel opened before the city of Beverly Hills was officially incorporated and signaled the birth of the community. From the iconic Polo Lounge, recognized as the place to see-and-be-seen by the city’s power dining elite, to the historic bungalows that have welcomed Hollywood royalty, the “Pink Palace” has become a cherished second home to generations of entertainment elite.Virtuoso Travel Week brings together more than 1,800 travel advisors from Virtuoso’s elite travel agency members in 20 countries, as well as executives from the network’s more than 1,250 preferred travel providers – hotels/resorts/spas, private islands, villas, cruise lines & private yacht companies, tour operators, airlines and private jet companies, tourism boards and many specialty operators. Approximately 4,000 of the most prominent players in luxury travel attend.last_img read more

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Teen remanded for bag snatching

first_imgA 16-year-old boy was remanded for six days on Saturday while a 19-year-old was arrested in connection with several cases concerning snatching handbags from women on different occasions in Limassol.The two are considered suspects in seven thefts in Limassol.The 16-year-old was arrested on Friday morning after reportedly snatching a bag from a woman on her way to a bank in Kato Polemidia. The woman told police that a young person on a motorcycle snatched her bag, which had €3,000 in cash in it.Police were able to locate the teenager and found €2,500 in his possession.The suspect reportedly admitted to also being involved in another bag theft on Thursday.The 19-year-old who is believed to be the 16-year-old’s accomplice denies any involvement.Police told the court that the 16-year-old admitted to being involved in a number of similar cases. The two are being investigated for seven such cases, three of which include injuries, as they had pushed the women to the ground while trying to grab their handbags.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Sexual harassment code to be included in collective agreements

first_imgEmployers and Industrialists Federation OEB and labour unions Sek and Peo have signed a code of conduct for sexual harassment in the workplace, with the view to incorporate it into collective labour agreements for the first time, OEB said in a statement on Friday.The code aims at preventing and effectively tackling unacceptable behaviours which create an unpleasant work environment that affects human dignity and disrupts the smooth operation of a company.“Dealing with such phenomena does not have opposition, the goal is common,” said Lena Panayiotou, OEB’s head of labour relations and social policy.“Through the incorporation of the code into the hundreds of collective agreements signed by the three organisations we aim to create an appropriate culture and to provide a useful tool for workers and employers to protect those who in good faith complain or testify in relevant cases, the victims themselves and employers who are responsible for providing workers with a safe and healthy working environment,” she added.The three organisations, OEB, Sek and Peo, represent the vast majority of employees and employers in the private and semi-public sector where collective labour agreements are negotiated, agreed upon and applied, OEB said.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoBishop says homosexuality passed on to the unborn when pregnant women enjoy anal sexUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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