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New NYK Line President Calls for Prudent Investment Policy

first_imgzoom The new president of Japanese shipping company Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) Tadaaki Naito has called for a more prudent and rational approach to investment in the upcoming period to avoid unnecessary risk-taking.“I believe that it is important to calmly and prudently verify in our investment decision-making process that we are fully in control of business profitability, or in other words, that we are not excessively dependent on factors outside our control. It is also important that we take a rational approach to necessary risk-taking after carefully considering this balance,” Naito, who took office today, said in his inaugural speech.However, as the shipping and logistics industries, including ocean transport, are promising growth, Naito believes that the growth needs, in Asian emerging markets especially, should be carefully considered but not completely ruled out. “We must have sound management decision-making to cement the long-term stability of our business, and a proactively bold approach to high-growth businesses. Both of these are important and have been handed down to us as part of the DNA synthesized throughout the long and unbroken history of the NYK Group,” he added.NYK has transformed its business substantially over the recent period by becoming a diverse logistics company, and, according to Naito, strengthening of the company’s diversification strategy should be resumed.“In terms of considering the sustainable development of the group going forward, I think there are many important key expressions, and one of these is human resources development. Our medium-level section and team leaders who are involved in day-to-day operations and directly responsible for projects are particularly important players on the front lines. I am very keen to consider human resources initiatives to maximise the abilities of these key people. In addition, we must consider safety, stability, and reliability to be invaluable essentials required for our business,” Naito concluded.last_img read more

Ringo Starr Contributes To Songs After Sandy

first_imgRingo Starr has contributed a song to a new compilation raising money for victims of Hurricane Sandy.Also donating songs to the album are Joe Walsh, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jeff Lynn, Joan Osborne and many more.While the effects of Hurricane Sandy devastated much of the eastern United States, many of the small coastal communities in New Jersey and New York, were hit especially hard. To help these small largely lower income communities get back on their feet, such as Red Hook Brooklyn and the Far Rockaways, a host of amazing artists have contributed to Songs After Sandy: Friends of Red Hook For Hurricane Sandy Relief, Volume 1.“Songs After Sandy: Friends of Red Hook For Sandy Relief” is being sponsored by the Not For Profit Green Ground Zero, which was founded for exactly this purpose, to help communities rebuild after disasters. In this case it is particularly poignant as they also advocate for green restoration which creates a more sustainable environment while hitting the root of the problem of global warming.All proceeds from this campaign will go to Restore Red Hook, Red Hook Initiative, Occupy Sandy, specifically the “Wedding Register” they maintain where they detail items needed in specific communities and Green Ground Zero.To find out more and order the compilation, click here.last_img read more

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Attend Childrens Global Media Summit

first_imgThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Children’s Global Media Summit in Manchester this week.Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend the Children’s Global Media Summit in ManchesterCredit/Copyright: Royal.ukThe summit explores the impact that digital technology has on children. The Summit was founded in 1995 in order to help steer the future of children’s programming in a rapidly-changing world. The event now involves creatives, technology innovators, policymakers, executives and thought leaders from around the world.A survey published last year revealed children own their first mobile phone aged seven and will start to browse the internet as young as five years old. Over three days, the summit will look at the impact that digital technology will have on children and the future of the media.Through The Royal Foundation, The Duke brought together representatives from key technology companies to launch a cyberbullying task force to support young people and their families affected by cyberbullying. Last month, The Duke unveiled a plan of action to protect children and encourage a new standard of behaviour online.The Duke met with those involved, driving efforts to find a universal tool for children to report bullying when they see it or experience it.Speaking at the conference, The Duke said, “What we cannot do, however, is pretend that the impact of digital technology is all positive or, indeed, even understood. I am afraid to say that, as a parent, I believe we have grounds for concern.”The Duchess also joined a forum hosted by Sesame Street’s Workshop, the charitable foundation of the famous children’s TV show.The BBC also unveiled details of the Own It project, one of the key outcomes of The Royal Foundation’s Cyber Bullying Taskforce.Before arriving at the summit, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spoke to local school children taking part in a “Stepping Out” session. The session gives young people a chance to share their thoughts on new programmes with Children’s television editorial staff and content producers.Source:Royal.uklast_img read more

Siamese twins win separate vote rights

first_imgPatna: Two young women conjoined at the head since birth have earned the right to be treated as separate individuals with independent voting rights. Sabah and Farah (23), who live in Samanpura locality of Patna, would be casting their votes on Sunday as per their respective choices unlike the 2015 Assembly polls when their names were inscribed on a single voter ID card and their vote was treated as one.”The twins cannot be denied their individuality on account of the way they are physically. They have different minds, different opinions and choices. Therefore, this time they have been issued separate voter ID cards and they will be allowed to cast their votes by turns,” said Patna District Magistrate Kumar Ravi on Saturday.last_img

UN report highlights need to make television more accessible to persons with

Television should be made more accessible to persons with disabilities, argues a new United Nations report released today, which identifies different accessibility options that would enable users to fully access audiovisual content.According to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies, more than 1.4 billion households worldwide have a TV, representing 98 per cent of homes in developed countries and almost 73 per cent in the developing world. But people with audiovisual impairments are not able to make use of this channel for information, education and entertainment purposes.As a response, ITU, in partnership with the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ict), identified various accessibility options and explained how access services are produced and delivered so that regulators and service providers can better understand the issues and costs.Closed captioning and signing for the deaf, audio description and audio captions for the visually impaired, and accessible remote control devices for the elderly and those with reduced dexterity are some of the accessibility options highlighted in the report.“Accessible TV should be a fundamental tool in building inclusive societies,” said ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun Touré.“The emphasis of this report is on making digital media accessible. The transition to digital terrestrial TV broadcasting represents an ideal opportunity for ITU members to take the necessary steps to ensure TV is more accessible to everyone, everywhere.” The report argues the implementing the identified measures would also support social inclusion for immigrants, ageing populations, and non-educated and marginalized groups.“TV programmes are a principal source of news and information for such segments of the population, and are a key element in reinforcing social participation and community identity. Television also plays an especially crucial role in times of emergency, and can serve important educational purposes by transmitting courses and other instructional material,” the report reads.New access services will need adequate radio frequency spectrum allocations, and the ITU is actively encouraging its 193 Member States to ensure that sufficient spectrum is given to support services promoting accessibility for persons with disabilities. 5 December 2011Television should be made more accessible to persons with disabilities, argues a new United Nations report released today, which identifies different accessibility options that would enable users to fully access audiovisual content. read more

Diplomatic Quartet hails Egypts support for planned Israeli pullout from Gaza

The UN was represented by senior envoy Terje Roed-Larsen at today’s meeting in Taba, Egypt. Also attending were US Assistant Secretary of State William Burns, Russian Middle East Envoy Alexander Kalugin and European Union Special Representative Marc Otte.The envoys welcomed the release today of a new World Bank study which recommends that Israel introduce technologies and administrative methods to facilitate orderly flow of cargo and the maintenance of security in the Gaza Strip.The paper also calls for the Palestinian Authority to make “credible security efforts and to commit itself to a reinvigorated program of reforms designed to create an investor-friendly business environment.”Quartet members, in a statement, undertook to “carefully consider” the World Bank’s recommendations in planning to ensure that Palestinian economic and humanitarian needs are met.The four members also agreed to continue working closely with the parties in the coming months “to take advantage of the opportunity presented by Gaza withdrawal as a step toward restarting progress on the Road Map, and achieving the two-State vision.” read more

World Cup Crib Notes Day 7

There’s really only one competitive match on the docket Wednesday, but it’s an intriguing one.Australia vs. Netherlands: 12 p.m. EDTSpain vs. Chile: 3 p.m. EDTCameroon vs. Croatia: 6 p.m. EDTIN BRIEFSee our World Cup predictions for the latest probabilities. IN DEPTHThe best matchup of the day — by far — is La Furia Roja versus La Roja, Spain against Chile, a clash that could have huge implications for the advancement scenarios of Group B. Here’s the big one: If Chile wins and the Netherlands wins or draws against Australia (a 91.5 percent proposition, according to the FiveThirtyEight prediction model), Spain will be eliminated and fail to advance to the knockout round, a shocking fate for the reigning champs and one of the leading pre-tournament favorites.How did we get here? Chile took care of business in its opener against Australia, beating the Socceroos 3-1 behind a great game from Alexis Sanchez, the best Chilean player according to our Soccer Power Index (SPI) player ratings. Meanwhile, Spain … um, how can we put this? Spain could have had a better second half against the Netherlands. In fact, after being slaughtered by the Dutch, Vicente del Bosque’s side dropped from third in the SPI rankings on Friday morning to eighth on Wednesday — one spot behind Chile.Spain came into the tournament with the best SPI defensive rating of any team in the world, but it must get a vastly improved performance out of goalkeeper Iker Casillas and its back line if it’s to beat Chile, SPI’s fifth-best team on offense. Spain’s World Cup future could depend on it.The next-closest match figures to be Cameroon versus Croatia, in what our numbers predict will be a low-scoring affair. Croatia is coming off a defeat against Brazil that was equal measures frustrating and promising; it conceded three goals, including two to Neymar (one coming after a somewhat questionable penalty call), but also held a lead for 18 minutes and was able to generate chances at the other end of the pitch. If Croatia beats Cameroon on Wednesday, advancement is still a possibility (although Mexico’s tie with Brazil on Tuesday didn’t help the Croatian cause). Meanwhile, Cameroon hung tough against Mexico in its first outing, and a 1-0 loss against a top-25 team wasn’t a bad debut for a side SPI considers one of the worst in the World Cup field. But it’s not going to get much easier for the Indomitable Lions — Croatia is a solid favorite against them here, and, of course, Brazil waits in the wings.Brazil isn’t going to lose a lot of sleep over that one, nor is the heavily favored Netherlands going to fret about Wednesday’s match against Australia. Our model gives the Dutch a 73.6 percent probability of winning, and in concert with Chile’s chances of a win or draw against Spain, that means there’s a 47.5 percent chance the Netherlands cruises into the knockout stage before the day is done.YesterdayBrazil entered Tuesday 6-0-0 all-time in World Cup play against CONCACAF teams. In fact, Costa Rica was the only CONCACAF side ever to score against Brazil in the World Cup (in the 2002 group stage). And Brazil has had particular success against Mexico, winning all three of their previous World Cup matches for a total goal margin of 11-0.Although Mexico didn’t score on Tuesday, El Tri became the first team from outside UEFA/CONMEBOL to take a point from Brazil in the World Cup.Based on the statistics, Mexico’s going scoreless doesn’t appear all that surprising. Mexico had four shots in the first half, all from outside the penalty area, and none was on target. Mexico managed just four touches in the attacking penalty area in the first half; Brazil had 13. Mexico ended the match with an average shot distance of 28.5 yards, the second-longest in a match thus far.Much more surprising was Brazil’s failure to find the back of the net. According to SPI, the odds of Mexico holding Brazil scoreless were just 4.8 percent. The star of the match was Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, who has led or tied for the lead in saves in France’s Ligue 1 each of the last three seasons playing for AC Ajaccio. Ochoa ended the match with six saves, tied for the most by a Mexican goalkeeper in any World Cup since 1966.Perhaps Ochoa’s best save was a diving stop of a Neymar header in the 26th minute. Neymar was the driving force for Brazil in the match, leading the team in shots (three) and shots on target (two), as well as chances created (four). Yet it was all for naught.By defying the odds and picking up a precious point, Mexico’s chances of advancing to the knockout round increased from 58.7 percent to 80.2 percent. — Jacob Nitzberg, statistics analyst, ESPNOFF THE PITCHLet’s play a word association game. What country do you think of when you hear about kangaroos? Vegemite? “Mate”? What about tulips? Windmills? Coffee shops?Yes, Australia and the Netherlands both have pretty distinct international identities. But does the two countries’ relationship confirm these stereotypes? OECD data provides some interesting insights. The largest single export from Australia to the Netherlands in 2011 was rapeseed (used for animal feed, vegetable oil and biodiesel) at 24 percent, followed by coal at 22 percent — in case the Dutch get inspired to throw some shrimp on the barbie. The Netherlands’ main exports to Australia were machines and chemical products, but there was also $258 million in tobacco exports and $225 million in flower, bulb, seed and live plant exports in 2011, so it looks like the Dutch are learning from the Aussies, as well. — Hayley MunguiaFURTHER READINGSpain Must Beat Chile If It Hopes to Advance in the World CupThe End of Ghana’s Golden GenerationUSMNT’s Bald Eagle of Glory, John Anthony BrooksCLARIFICATION (June 18, 11:30 a.m.): An earlier version of this post was confusing on the Netherlands’ chances of beating or drawing against Australia. The chance of a Dutch win in Wednesday’s match is 73.6 percent, and the chance of a draw is 17.9 percent. That means the chance of the Netherlands winning or drawing against Australia is 91.5 percent. read more

Greatgrandmother 90 cleared of involvement in drug dealing

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. Authorities said the issues were caused by her son, George Malcolm, 56, and her cousin, Clyde Wallace, who were living with her.However, the council also claimed the pensioner was aware of the drug dealing and was involved in it – accepting cash to buy drugs, “washing” crack, and acting as a lookout for a deal in the street near her home. It was also alleged she once refunded a buyer who was unhappy with their purchase. Mrs Malcolm was never arrested and denied allegations when interviewed by police.She shook her head and loudly tutted as she heard the evidence being presented in court.Vivienne Sedgley, representing the council, said: “Mrs Malcolm has at least a level of awareness of what is going on.”The court was told that police had executed three warrants at the property since 2016, which led to the recovery of drugs, knives and large sums of cash.The warrants also led to a number of arrests and the conviction of Mrs Malcolm’s grandson, Andre Alexis, for possession with intent to supply.Mrs Malcolm was present on two of the occasions, but wasn’t arrested.Her solicitor, Nigel Hallchurch, said there was “nothing to suggest she had anything to do with what went on”.He added: “She has mainly been the victim. The evidence that Mrs Malcolm herself has been involved in drug dealing or disturbances is negligible.” A  90-year-old great-grandmother was accused of acting as a lookout for drug dealers, a court heard, as her home was boarded up because of “criminal activity”. Enid Malcolm was said to have been involved in drug-dealing at the terraced home where she has lived for nearly four decades, by Leicestershire Police and Leicester City Council.The council applied for an order to close the property which was granted by magistrates yesterday to prevent nuisance affecting Mrs Malcolm’s neighbours.Magistrate Angela Sharpe said: “There is enough compelling evidence to make us agree that a person has engaged in disorder and criminal activity at the property.“This does not infer in any way that Mrs Malcolm was involved in any criminal activity.”Leicester magistrates heard that problems began at the three-bedroomed house in 2016 after the pensioner’s husband, Polones, died. read more

Mother of baby who died after being thrown into river describes her

Emma Blood has spoken of her heartbreak after the tragedy The mother of a baby boy, who died after being thrown into a river in Manchester has spoken of her heartbreak as she paid tribute to her son.Named locally as Zakari Bennett , the boy, who was 11 months-old, was pronounced dead at hospital after being pulled from the River Irwell in Radcliffe, Greater Manchester on Wednesday afternoon.Ms Blood, writing on Facebook, said she had only realised her son was dead when she arrived at the hospital.She wrote: “I didn’t know my child was dead until I got to A & E. We sat with him for hours, we held him, we kissed him and then I left.” Zakari Bennett pictured on his mother's Facebook page A 22-year-old man, who is believed to be the baby’s father, named locally as Zak Bennett-Eko, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.Police were called to the River Irwell at around 4.25pm on Wednesday following reports that a baby was in the water.Locals had already tried to rescue the child when emergency services – including the police helicopter arrived and managed to retrieve him from the water. He was rushed to hospital where despite the best efforts of paramedics and specialist doctors, the baby was sadly pronounced dead a short time later. Police were called to the River Irwell on Wednesday afternoonCredit:Steve Allen “It’s also possible that other people may have information about the circumstances leading up to the incident, as we know the baby had been in the area for a number of hours beforehand. Emma Blood has spoken of her heartbreak after the tragedy “His family have understandably been left devastated by what has happened and we have specially trained officers providing them with support at this difficult time.“We currently have a suspect in custody, who will be questioned by detectives later today, however our investigation does not stop there and we need anybody with information to come forward and help us get answers for this little boy’s loved ones.“We know that there were a significant number of witnesses to what happened and I want to urge those people to come forward and provide us with as much detail as they can.  “We appreciate that the incident has caused a lot of concern locally, which is understandable, but I would ask that people please refrain from speculating on social media about the circumstances and who may or may not have been involved, as this is still a live criminal investigation.“I would also like to say thank you to all those people who tried their best to help retrieve the baby from the river and to all those who have since provided support to the investigation by providing information.” 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. Greater Manchester Police, who have not confirmed the identity of the boy, have appealed for any witnesses who were in the area at the time to contact them, especially if they have photographs or videos of the incident or the scene.Detective Inspector Wes Knights, who is leading the investigation on behalf of the Major Incident Team, said: “This is an incredibly tragic incident which has taken the life of a baby boy, who we believe is only around 11-months-old.  Police were called to the River Irwell on Wednesday afternoon Zakari Bennett pictured on his mother’s Facebook page read more

Internet Explorer users arent stupid after all IQ study was an elaborate

first_imgInternet Explorer users may have been a little hurt when a number of news organizations reported on a study that claimed IE users have a lower IQ than people who use other web browsers. Some IE users thought the data was pure poppycock, but users of other browsers obviously rejoiced at the news. Well, it turns out the whole thing was an sophisticated hoax.The study was reported by the BBC, Forbes, Mashable, CNN, and the Daily Mail, to name a few. However, many readers were skeptical of the whole thing after finding out that the company who put out the press release, AptiQuant, had only set up its website a month ago. The AptiQuant website says the Canadian company has been around since 2006, so it’s odd that it would have just recently set up a website.It was also discovered that the photos of AptiQuant’s employees were actually the same as French research company Central Test, but with different names. Central Test was contacted and confirmed that they had no idea what AptiQuant was and had never heard of the research company.The study, titled “Intelligence Quotient (IQ) and Browser Usage” supposedly compiled the IQ test scores of 101,326 people above the age of 16. Mashable called the results “fascinating,” which they are, if they were real.The research showed that IE 6 users have an average IQ score of just under 80, whereas Firefox and Chrome users average about 110. Opera and Camino users, however, were said to have an average IQ of more than 120.The results of the study inferred that IE users are less likely to change or upgrade their browsers, and that people with higher IQs are more likely to experiment and chose a different browser or listen to suggestions and security advice.AptiQuant’s website is still up and active, and you can still take a look at the PDF containing the study. The BBC talked to Graham Cluley, senior security consultant at Sophos, who said the PDF file did not appear to contain any malware.Perhaps the IE users skeptical of the study are actually smarter than the Opera users who boasted about being superior in the comments of various blogs. If we’ve learned anything from this hoax, it’s to always question everything we read on the Internet.via BBClast_img read more

Red weather warning issued after heavy overnight snow

first_img A RED WEATHER warning has been issued by Met Éireann for five counties.The snow-ice warning covers: Dublin, Kildare, Louth, Wicklow and Meath.The warning follows heavy snowfall overnight which saw up to three inches of snow deposited in areas.Met Éireann says:“Heavy overnight snowfall has led to accumulations of snow between 5 and 10cm. Snow showers will continue to occur during today and again tonight with further accumulations. Total snowfall up to midday Thursday may reach 25cm.”The warning is in effect until tomorrow at midday. Short URL Elsewhere, a status orange snow-ice warning remains in place for Wexford, Cork, Waterford Carlow and Laois and a yellow snow-ice warning is in effect for Kilkenny, Longford, Offaly, Westmeath, and Tipperary.A yellow low temperature warning was issued last night for the entire country. Feb 28th 2018, 5:50 AM 26.02.18 Planning to drive this week? Here’s the advice for car-owners ahead of the severe wintry weather 171 Comments Travel disruption due to Storm Emma By Paul Hosford Image: RollingNews.ie Share2897 Tweet Email12 27.02.18 Who is to blame for the ‘Beast from the East’? 27.02.18 So how will The Beast compare to the Big Snow of ’82? Red weather warning issued after heavy overnight snow The Beast From The East has arrived. Wednesday 28 Feb 2018, 7:20 AM 337,454 Views Image: RollingNews.ie https://jrnl.ie/3875859 Related Reads Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders campaigns in SD

first_img March 22, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) -Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, will hold a rally in San Diego today for the first time since launching his 2020 campaign.The campaign stop is part of a West Coast swing by Sanders that also includes rallies in Los Angeles and San Francisco. He has also made stops in early primary and caucus states like Iowa and New Hampshire since announcing his candidacy last month.Sanders last campaigned in California in October to stump for local candidates like Rep. Mike Levin, D-Oceanside, in the lead-up to the November mid-term election. When he ran for the Democratic nomination in 2016, he held rallies in National City and Vista that each drew several thousand people.Sanders joined striking workers outside Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, when thousands of University of California research and technical workers picketed at facilities across the state in a one-day strike called amid contentious contract negotiations.“The University of California is one of the great university systems in the world, but it is not good enough to be a great university,” Sanders told the cheering crowd. “… It is not good enough to have a great hospital or medical center. The University of California must not be a corporate-type employer. The University of California must be a model employer.”“It must be an employer that respects its workers. It must be a employer that treats its workers with dignity and it must sit down with its union and negotiate in good faith,” Sanders said. “I want to thank you for standing up and fighting back, because the struggle that you are fighting here is a struggle that exists in every state in this country. … The working families of this country are demanding an economy that works for all of us, and that can begin right here.”Sanders, 77, is considered one of the front runners in a field for the Democratic nomination that could eventually include as many as two dozen candidates. California Sen. Kamala Harris, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and former El Paso, Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke are among the more than 15 candidates to enter the race to date. Posted: March 22, 2019 Updated: 10:27 PMcenter_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders campaigns in SD KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Man rescued from Vancouver apartment fire

first_imgJames Smith had never met Jesse Avery before Monday morning. Just after 10 a.m., Smith looked around, shaken and draped in a blanket, hoping to give a heartfelt thanks to his neighbor.That’s because Avery — an off-duty Vancouver firefighter — had just rescued Smith from his second-story unit at 711 E. 19th St. as a fire burned behind him.“That is like the best kind of neighbor you could have,” Smith said.With a load of laundry spinning in the dryer, Smith was taking a shower Monday morning when his smoke alarm started screaming. He rushed out, then opened the door where the smoke was coming from. Smith was greeted by a strong “yellow glow,” he said. He shut the door and went to the window facing 19th Street, leaning outside but still trapped.Below, Avery was alerted by his mother-in-law and others on the street who noticed what was going on. Avery grabbed a ladder from his garage and propped it up near Smith’s window. Wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a pair of shorts, Avery climbed up and helped get Smith down to safety. The rescue was over in a matter of minutes.“It felt like forever,” Smith said.Smith was already out of the window by the time the first Vancouver Fire Department truck arrived on scene. Crews had the fire out less than 10 minutes after the initial 911 call, said public information officer Kevin Stromberg.last_img read more

Passengers allege IndiGo staff threatened to offload them VIDEO

first_imgIndiGo aircraftReutersIndiGo airline has yet again made headlines for the wrong reasons as its staff allegedly forced out a group of 20 passengers who refused to deboard the flight at Patna airport. The incident is said to have happened on December 30 last year.Also Read: High and mighty IndiGo Airlines ground staff manhandles and abuses passenger; video goes viralRecently, a Parliamentary standing committee pulled up the budget carrier for the rude behaviour of its staff. The fresh allegation now has placed it right at the centre of another controversy.Here’s what happened:A passenger identified as Prasad Nandurkar pointed out that the staff first let the passengers board the flight and after few minutes asked everyone to move out, according to a Hindustan Times report.He shared the video on Facebook in which a group of passengers can be heard saying, “Who are you trying to threaten by telling that we’ll be forced out from the plane by Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel?” Nandurkar alleged that IndiGo cancelled the flight after all passengers boarded.However, the budget airline clarified that the passengers were asked to de-board the flight as the visibility dropped to 50 metres at 8:20 pm, the scheduled departure time.In a statement, it said, “IndiGo flight 6E-633 (Kolkata-Patna-Lucknow) scheduled to depart from Patna on December 30 was cancelled due to bad weather and low visibility. The visibility dropped to 50 meters at the time of scheduled departure.”Further, the airline also claimed that the passengers were offered with an option of an alternate flight considering the inconvenience caused but a group of 20 passengers strongly denied it.While IndiGo asserted that the crew were asked to shut all the operations citing weather issue, they mentioned that group of passengers seemed pretty upset.Parliament committee reprimands IndiGoThe Parliamentary standing committee criticised IndiGo for the rude behaviour of its staff with the customers and called it an institutional error.The committee observed in its report that the airline has been discourteous and rude towards the passengers. “Being a leader in market share, IndiGo needs to look inward and find out the reasons for the discourteous attitude and rude and indifferent behaviour of their employees, whether it is their cabin crew or the ground staff.”The arrogance of the IndiGo staff should stop, it further said.#WATCH: IndiGo staff manhandle a passenger at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (Note: Strong language) pic.twitter.com/v2ola0YzqC— ANI (@ANI) November 7, 2017last_img read more

Call Before You Mine Growing Number Of Cryptocurrency Farms Poses Challenge To

first_imgMarco Krohn, Wikimedia CommonsA mining farm of Genesis Mining located in Iceland. The picture shows mainly Zeus scrypt miners.The business with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin is ever growing, including here in Houston.CenterPoint Energy is noticing that too.About six months ago, the company started seeing a dramatic increase in power demand in residential areas, where it turns out people built high tech rigs to mine cryptocurrency.“A typical residence will use about 1,500 to 2,000 kilowatt hours per month,” Julienne Sugarek, vice president for CenterPoint’s power delivery department, said. “And we’ve seen loads ranging from 30,000 to 40,000 kilowatt hours a month.”CenterPoint has identified 38 such mining operations in Greater Houston.The company is asking people to call its customer service line before building one, so they can adjust to the increased energy demand. X Listen 00:00 /00:50 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Sharelast_img read more

49000 Texas Children Could See Their Parents Lose Temporary Protected Status

first_img Share Currently, a federal injunction is keeping TPS in effect for people from El Salvador and Haiti, but not Honduras. Those three countries make up 94% of immigrants with these protections. If parents can’t stay in the United States legally, some will leave their families and return to their home countries, according to the report’s author Nicole Svajlenka.“We know that separating children from their families has a lot of repercussions ranging from emotional distress to economic turmoil and all of these are really lasting for young children’s development,” said Svajlenka.She said other parents may opt to stay in the country illegally and could be deported at any time, which would also cause emotional stress for children. Svajlenka also said Texas children have the most to lose if TPS is ended.“Texas is actually the state with the largest number of US citizen children that would be impacted,” she said.TPS has allowed hundreds of thousands of people escaping natural disasters or conflict to work and live legally in the United States for decades. TPS holders from El Salvador, Honduras and Haiti have lived in the United States an average of 22 years.  More than half of the 49,000 TPS holders living in Texas from those three countries live in the Houston area.  X Listen center_img Photo courtesy of Teodoro Aguiluz (CRECEN)Joel Gómez (right), with the Center of Central American Resources (known as CRECEN by its acronym in Spanish), assists Martir Velasquez (left) with his paperwork to re-register as a recipient of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS).A total of 49,000 Texas children have a parent with Temporary Protected Status from El Salvador, Honduras or Haiti, according to a study by the Center for American Progress.The parents of those children could lose their immigration status if federal courts side with the Trump administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the vast majority of those protected.  00:00 /00:59 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

Trauma care centres to come up in major hospitals across Bengal

first_imgKolkata: The state government has chalked out a detailed plan to set up trauma care centres at various hospitals in the state, to ensure quick treatment to accident victims. The government will bear a cost of around Rs 45 crore for the construction of the trauma care centres and for buying equipments.According to initial plans, eight trauma care centres would be constructed in the first phase. The locations would be on or near national and state highways and other important roads. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsIt has been learnt that three trauma care centres would be located at SSKM Hospital, Bardhaman Medical College and Hospital (BMCH) and North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMCH), while three others would be constructed at Kharagpur, Asansol and Islampur. The remaining two will be set up at Singur and Amtala.The critical patients would be admitted in the trauma care centres on an emergency basis. Accident victims or any trauma patient will be kept in the centres, where the patients would be given special care. These trauma care centres will have all the modern facilities to handle such patients. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe victims of fire incidents or those seriously injured in accidents, would be taken to the trauma care unit of the hospitals, where they would be given immediate attention. It is important to transfer these patients to a hospital equipped with trauma care facilities. This could save lives of many accident victims in the state, the senior officials of the state Health department said.The construction of the trauma care centre at BMCH has already been done. There will be 25 beds – 10 general, 10 critical care and five step down or high-dependency units (HDU). Accidents victims in the area are often brought to the city’s hospital and it takes a long time to shift a critical patient to the city. Had there been a trauma care unit at BMCH, people meeting with road accidents in the area can be provided treatment faster. The trauma care centre at NBMCH will be made operational soon.According to the Health department sources, the largest trauma care centre is coming up at the SSKM Hospital. It is expected that it can be made operational within September this year. Those coming up at BMCH, NBMCH and Singur will be of level 2 category, while the ones at Kharagpur and Islampur will be of level 3 category. A trauma care centre was inaugurated at RG Kar Medical College and Hospital, a few months ago. It may be mentioned that RG Kar Medical College and Hospital is the first medical college hospital in the state to have a separate dedicated building for trauma care. The eight-storeyed building of the trauma care unit has departments like medicine, neuro-medicine, neuro-surgery, orthopedic and anesthesiology. Patients are availing specialised health care facilities under the same roof. The new building has 150 beds.last_img read more

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Wildlife Safari Managing Director Trevor Fernande

first_imgWildlife Safari Managing Director, Trevor Fernandes, has released the following statement:“A group of heavily armed terrorists launched an attack on the DusitD2, a luxury boutique hotel and office complex in Westlands, an upscale suburb of Nairobi, Kenya on Tuesday afternoon [15 January 2019]. Elite security forces and local police engaged with the terrorists and together with emergency medical services, managed to evacuate over seven hundred people from the complex. The entire complex was cleared in less than 24 hours and, in the words of Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta. “…all the terrorists are eliminated.” Sadly, a total of 21 people were killed, including an American and a Briton, with around 30 people injured and receiving treatment at various hospitals.Al Shabab, the Somali based terrorist group affiliated with Al Qaeda, claimed responsibility as retaliation for Kenya’s long standing military support in the war against terrorist groups operating from Somalia, in support of US, UK and European forces.Wildlife Safari’s head office and operations centre in Nairobi, is constantly monitoring the situation. This office is open every day of the year and we are in regular contact with all our guests throughout the region, and every WS safari vehicle is fitted with UHF/VHF radio and cellular telephone with good cellular coverage available throughout the country.Wildlife Safari guests spend minimal time in Nairobi and our guests stay at selected Nairobi hotels with excellent security in place, including boom gates with metal detectors, all guests and luggage are screened on arrival. There are two excellent hotels inside the airport precinct, after the first security checkpoint, and all departing passengers pass through three separate security points prior to boarding their aircraft.The probability of a terrorist attack on safari is minimal as the safari lodges and camps Wildlife Safari uses are located deep inside wildlife sanctuaries, where the “residents” have four legs, fly or crawl.All current and future visitors to Kenya should be aware that every possible precaution is being taken to keep them safe. Sadly, terrorism is now a global scourge and cities everywhere are affected. Nairobi is a large city with over four million residents, founded at the turn of the 19th century as a railway siding to become one of Africa’s most prominent political, financial and cultural urban centres. Kenyans are a very proud and resilient people and they will protect their city and country. Nairobi will bounce back.The Wildlife Safari Kenya team is accessible 24/7/365 by telephone or email and they are in constant contact with myself. I am always accessible for our clients, agents and friends via telephone or email. Finally, thank you to our many friends who called, sent texts or emails during the last 24 hours to ask about the Wildlife Safari team in Nairobi. They are all safe and well and look forward to welcoming you on safari soon.”17 January 2019 AfricaNairobiWildlife Safarilast_img read more

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first_img Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The Arizona Cardinals became the first team since Dec. 24, 2011 to win a game in Seattle Sunday, keeping their playoff hopes alive with a thrilling 17-10 victory.To celebrate the occasion, defensive tackle Dan Williams and linebacker John Abraham had a little fun at the expense of Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch.Lynch, a three-time Pro Bowler, has made a habit of eating Skittles on the sidelines of games — and has been seen a time or two doing so in wins over the Cardinals. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments   Share   center_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Sunday with the game no longer in doubt, FOX Sports’ cameras caught Abraham and Williams carrying the ritual over to their sidelines.Apparently there is nothing sweeter than capping off a win by feeding your sweet tooth.Also of note, Abraham, Williams and the rest of the Cardinals’ defense also held Lynch to just 71 yards on the ground. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more