HC directs PMC to decide on removing or relocating illegal structure

first_imgThe Bombay High Court recently directed the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) to take a decision on either removing an illegal religious structure constructed by the Ganapati Chowk Mitra Mandal or relocating it within two months of classifying the structure.The disputed land, which houses the structure, belonged to Popatlal Navlakha, and in 1954, the PMC acquired a portion of this land. The mandal had constructed an unauthorised temple on the property in 2001-02. Mr. Navlakha alleged that the PMC took no steps towards removing the construction even though a notice had been sent to the mandal, and sought to prevent the PMC from erecting pandals in the lane during Ganapati celebrations. There was also a plea to direct the police to ensure that the lane is a no-parking zone and there is no hindrance by hawkers. An order granting permission to construct a pandal was also challenged.The court accepted the PMC’s contention that the structure would be classified, and appropriate action would be taken. On illegal hawking, the court directed the PMC to implement the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014, which provides that street vendors above 14 be granted a certificate of vending and if any vendor operates without a certificate, those guilty will be penalised.Mr. Navlakha informed the court that the PMC had not demolished the structure for seven years despite orders, and no action was taken to prevent hawking in the area. He said the permission to erect pandals was granted without following the law laid down in an earlier PIL and an order of 2015 that had restrained the PMC from doing so.The Division Bench, comprising Justices A.S. Oka and A.S. Gadkari, directed the PMC to take action with respect to the religious structure, and to complete the process of categorising the structure within three months. The Bench noted, “If a decision is taken either to remove the illegal structure or to relocate the same it has to be completed within two months.”last_img read more

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Ravi Shastri applies for India’s head coach job

first_imgFormer captain and team director Ravi Shastri has formally applied for the India coach’s job as the BCCI and Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) get ready to select the next coach for the team ahead of the Sri Lanka tour.Before Shastri had applied, Virender Sehwag and Tom Moody were the front-runners for the top job.The CAC – Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman – will be interviewing the candidates on July 10.WATCH FULL VIDEOShastri was team director from 2014 to 2016, up until the World T20. He soon made way for Anil Kumble, who was selected coach by the CAC in 2016. Shastri was also one of the applicants last year but he was overlooked despite a good run.Kumble’s one-year tenure came to a controversial end when he resigned following differences with skipper Virat Kohli. In a statement, hours after tendering his resignation, Kumble said he was told by the Indian board that Kohli was not satisfied with his ‘style of coaching’.Even before the Champions Trophy had started last month, reports of a rift between Kumble and Kohli had emerged in the media. Earlier, on May 25, the BCCI had invited applications for the position of the head coach – five candidates had been finalised – Tom Moody, Virender Sehwag, Richard Pybus, Lalchand Rajput and Dodda Ganesh.However, the BCCI invited fresh applications and the deadline was extended to July 9.It was widely believed that Moody and Sehwag were the only credible candidates standing in the race but Shastri’s entry could queer the pitch for others.advertisementKohli, it is understood, wants Shastri to come back into the dressing room. The cricketer-turned-commentator enjoys a great rapport with the team and the players are eager to have him back on board.last_img read more

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Madras HC moved for probe into embezzlement of volleyball

first_imgplayers allowanceChennai, Nov 2 (PTI) A senior office-bearer of the Volleyball Federation of India has moved the Madras High Court seeking a CBI probe into what he alleged embezzlement of Centres allowance to players competing in international tournaments by a top federation official.When the petition by VFI Associate Secretary K Nandakumar came up for hearing, Justice G Jayachandran directed him to file an additional affidavit mentioning the source of information about the allegations made by him.The petitioner sought a direction to the CBI deputy superintendent of police, Anti-Corruption Branch-Chennai, to register a case based on his complaint lodged in June last year.According to him, each player was given a daily allowance of USD 100 for their sustenance when they represent the country in international tournaments by the Union Sports Ministry. It was routed through the respective national sports federation.Nandakumar alleged an internal investigation and scrutiny in the VFI had revealed that federation secretary general in connivance with a former secretary general and chief executive officer had given only USD 25 to the volleyball players.He further charged that they had transferred the embezzled amount into a sham account and siphoned off the money meant for players and officials and enriched themselves by falsifying and manipulating the federation accounts.Nandakumar submitted that though it had been more than a year since he lodged the complaint, no case had been registered. PTI CORR VS ZMNlast_img read more

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Late Header from Kane Gives England 2-1 Win over Tunisia

first_imgVOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — Twice wrestled to the ground during the match, England captain Harry Kane finally evaded the Tunisian defense just as time was running out.Kane found an open area of space at the far post and used his head to meet Harry Maguire’s flick-on, scoring the winning goal Monday in a 2-1 victory at the World Cup.It was relief for Kane and Gareth Southgate, who leapt into the air in delight as his World Cup debut as a coach got off to a winning start.“The best teams in the world keep that belief in what they’re doing,” Southgate said, “and in the end they break the opposition down.”England shouldn’t have found it so tough in its Group G opener against such opposition. Not after Kane got England off to a perfect start with an 11th-minute tap in. But after Kyle Walker softly conceded a penalty that Ferjani Sassi converted in the 35th, many of the fouls went against England.“Maybe there was a bit of justice at the end,” Kane said.Tunisia’s Syam Ben Youssef, right, jumps as he fights for the ball with England’s Harry Kane during the group G match between Tunisia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)Finally, Kane showcased on the international stage the predatory instinct in front of goal that has served Tottenham so well. Only two years ago, the striker failed to find the net at the 2016 European Championship, which ended in humiliation with a loss to Iceland in the last 16.The team has been transformed by Southgate since then. For all the placidness and togetherness within the group, Southgate has added persistence and doggedness.“It shows the work we have put in these last few weeks,” Walker said. “Togetherness and believing in ourselves.”At the last World Cup, England couldn’t even win a game. Low expectations for this year’s overhauled team were dispelled early in Russia when Kane reacted quickly to score after John Stones’ header was saved. But England struggled to finish it off.When Walker’s flailing arm caught Fakhreddine Ben Youssef, a penalty was awarded and Sassi slotted it in to equalize.England’s players later thought they deserved the same verdict when Kane was grappled to the ground twice by Tunisians on either side of the halftime break. Both times, the referee decided against punishing the culprits.Despite it all, Kane remained patient and delivered in the first minute of stoppage time.“You go until the last second,” Kane said, “and I’m absolutely buzzing.”England’s Harry Kane scores his side’s 2nd goal against Tunisia during a group G match at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)NEAR MISSESEngland seemed destined for a familiar hard-luck story — dominance with little to show for it.Before Kane’s opener, Jesse Lingard had a shot saved on the line before setting up Raheem Sterling, who fluffed his chance while staring at an unprotected part of the net.Chances to regain the advantage were squandered. When Dele Alli’s header was turned onto the crossbar, Stones messed up the follow-up.Lingard later hit the post after breaking past goalkeeper Farouk Ben Mustapha.“The pleasing thing was the movement, the pace, the interchange,” Southgate said. “The control from the back with the ball.”STATISTICSHowever hard it was to break through, the English attack achieved its most shots on target in the first half at a World Cup since 1966 — the only time the team won the trophy.For Kane, wearing the captain’s armband is only making him more prolific. He now has eight goals in six games as captain.England’s Kieran Trippier points during the group G match against Tunisia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)INJURY WATCHTunisia was forced into an early goalkeeping change.Mouez Hassen was caught by Lingard in the fifth minute but remained on the field and even pulled off a fine save — clawing away Stones’ header from Ashley Young’s corner — before Kane scored.Hassen, though, was forced off in the 15th and replaced by Ben Mustapha.GROUP DYNAMICSEngland and Belgium are the early front-runners as expected. But while England passed the sterner test, Belgium had the most comfortable start in its 3-0 victory over Panama.England will hope the World Cup newcomers roll over as easily when they meet on Sunday.BUGGINGThe late priority in the warm-up for England was needing insect repellent. Mosquitoes and little bugs have been swarming across the city, creating an annoyance for players.—By ROB HARRIS , AP Global Soccer WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Vela, Barco and the top MLS newcomers in 2018

first_imgMLS Vela, Barco and the top MLS newcomers in 2018 Seth Vertelney Last updated 1 year ago 23:00 2/27/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Carlos Vela Mexico Getty Images MLS Los Angeles A number of Major League Soccer teams have brought in exciting talent from abroad prior to the 2018 campaign. Goal runs down 15 of the best newcomerslast_img

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Notre Dame QB, Ohio Native DeShone Kizer Revealed His Motivation When Facing Ohio State

first_imgDeshone Kizer gets a pat on the head after Virginia game.Notre Dame’s offense is in DeShone Kizer’s hands.Notre Dame’s red-shirt freshman quarterback DeShone Kizer is an Ohio native, but despite being a four-star recruit at Toledo’s Central Catholic, he wasn’t offered a scholarship by Ohio State. Perhaps Kizer still has a chip on his shoulder about that, as he revealed this afternoon to reporters who asked about his motivation when facing the Buckeyes in the upcoming Fiesta Bowl. VIDEO: #NotreDame QB DeShone Kizer, on his motivation to beat Ohio State. https://t.co/kC9W47LIN2 pic.twitter.com/SREp3dNpr6— Mike Vorel (@mikevorel) December 23, 2015Kizer’s comments will probably be discussed by Ohio State fans who come across them. If you want to hear his full session with the media, click on the link in the tweet shown above.last_img read more

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NPCL officials booked for transformer explosion tragedy

first_imgGreater Noida: Following the tragic death of three children who were charred to death in an electricity transformer explosion incident in sector Phi-III of Greater Noida on Wednesday afternoon, Gautam Buddh Nagar police have booked officials of Noida Power Company Limited (NPCL) who were responsible for upkeep of the cables at the transformer and the maintenance of sub-station. They have been charged for causing death due to negligence and under relevant Sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe deceased identified as Rinku (13), Golu (8) and Sagar (8), all natives of sector phi-III in Greater Noida were playing at the road situated near the electricity substation. All the three children were trapped with the live wires of transformer and were charred in the fire triggered by transformer blast around 3:00 pm on Wednesday. The family members of the deceased alleged laxity from electricity department as they made several complaints regarding malfunctioning of the transformer but no one responded. They also complained that no attendant was ever appointed in the transformer room while the gates of the plot and shutter of room, where transformer was placed, remained open always. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsCops have sent samples from the site to the forensic science laboratory and after getting the expert’s opinion, police came to the conclusion that the LT cable on the transformer premises was not kept in good condition and the concerned NPCL officials did not take precautionary measures, even though there was history of complaints made by residents. “Based on the complaint received, an FIR under Sections 304A (causing death due to negligence), and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered against eight officials of NPCL including the CEO of board at Kasna police station of Greater Noida. The investigating officer is carrying out fair investigations into the case while actions will be taken against those responsible for the fatal incident,” said Shwetabh Pandey, Circle Officer-I, Greater Noida.last_img read more

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Top UN envoy to Somalia praises open and transparent election of new

President Sheikh Sharif, who heads the Alliance for the Re-Liberation of Somalia (ARS), is expected to form a government of national unity, in a bid to bring stability to a country that has not had a functioning central government since 1991.It took two rounds of voting from the Transitional Federal Parliament, which had added 275 members earlier in the week to accommodate the ARS, because now President Sheikh Sharif failed to win the necessary two-thirds majority in the first ballot, which included 11 candidates.UN Special Representative for Somalia Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah noted that during the first round of voting, lawmakers had given strong support to both President Sheikh Sharif and Prime Minister Nur Hassan Hussein, the two leading figures in the ongoing UN-brokered Djibouti peace process.Mr. Ould-Abdallah praised the “open and transparent manner” in which the two rounds of voting were carried out. “We are finally seeing progress from the hard work by all sides to create an inclusive Parliament,” he said. “I would like to congratulate and encourage all the Parliamentarians to work for the good of the country.”The Special Representative said he was pleased that the candidates had pledged to support a government of national unity based on inclusion, tolerance and political cooperation in a country that has been plagued by violence and humanitarian suffering. 31 January 2009After a long night of voting the newly expanded Somali parliament elected opposition leader Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed as the new president of the Horn of Africa nation, as the United Nations envoy to the country applauded the “open and transparent” nature of the voting. read more

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UN food agency increases Mali appeal to help an additional 175000 children

In an effort to feed an additional 175,000 children in the hardest-hit parts of Mali and to avoid it slipping into a humanitarian crisis similar to neighbouring Niger, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today increased its emergency appeal for the West African country to $13.6 million from $7.4 million.WFP said in a statement that it revised its Mali appeal to feed children under the age of five until the end of the year in the areas of Gao on the Niger River, Timbouctou, Kidal in the north-east and Kayes and Koulikoro near the border with Mauritania. “The international community must respond now to avoid a humanitarian crisis,” said Pablo Recalde, WFP’s Mali Country Director. “This cyclical food shortage in an already burdened country like this will only further weaken the livelihoods of rural families unless we act immediately.” WFP said in today’s statement that to date it has received contributions of $2.7 million to its emergency operation in Mali, leaving a shortfall of $10.9 million. “It is vital that the remaining funds are provided as soon as possible so that food can be purchased within the region to provide an immediate response,” the WFP statement said.WFP had already been targeting a 450,000 people in the most critical areas of Mali, which like Niger has a recurring problem with food shortages and associated malnutrition, especially at the height of the three-month annual lean season before the first harvests in October. Ranked among the four least-developed countries in the world, Mali is subject to structural food insecurity stemming from poverty, lack of rain, rudimentary farming techniques, desertification and precarious health and sanitation conditions. Last year’s locust invasions, which were the worst in 15 years, further weakened Mali’s ability to grow enough food. In March, the Malian government forecast that 1.2 million people would face food shortages. In close collaboration with humanitarian partners, the Government has released some 30,000 tons of food from its National Emergency Reserves to help stave off a crisis. read more

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A bythenumbers look at healthcare funding and spending in Canada

OTTAWA – Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott and her provincial and territorial counterparts are at odds over how much Ottawa should shell out for health-care funding over the coming years.A primary sticking point has been the federal government’s stated intention to proceed with cutting annual increases in health transfers to the provinces in half to three per cent. Here are some numbers that provide a look at public-sector health spending and funding in Canada:$36 billion: Total federal health transfers to the provinces and territories in 2016-17, according to Finance Department numbers. The transfers are treated as government revenues, like income taxes, and are added to each jurisdiction’s general pool of cash.1.5 per cent: Projected public-sector expenditure growth between 2014 and 2015 by the provinces, according to the most-recent annual spending report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI).2.7 per cent: Annual average growth in public-sector health spending by provinces between 2011 and 2015, according to the group’s data. (The figures for 2014 and 2015 are forecasts.) CIHI says the decline is largely a reflection of Canada’s modest economic growth after the 2009 recession, which led to fiscal belt-tightening by governments.7.2 per cent: Annual average growth in public-sector health spending by provinces between 1998 and 2010, according to CIHI data.$144 billion: Total projected public-sector health spending by provinces in 2015, the CIHI says.Here’s a rundown of projected public-sector health spending growth between 2014 and 2015 for each province and territory:Newfoundland and Labrador: 3.1 per centPrince Edward Island: 1.3 per centNova Scotia: 2.5 per centNew Brunswick: 1.7 per centQuebec: 0.5 per centOntario: 0.7 per centManitoba: 3.5 per centSaskatchewan: 2.6 per centAlberta: 1.9 per centBritish Columbia: 3.4 per centYukon: 12 per centNorthwest Territories: 11.4 per centNunavut: 0.4 per cent A by-the-numbers look at health-care funding and spending in Canada by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 18, 2016 3:21 pm MDT Last Updated Oct 18, 2016 at 5:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Bonfiglioli gearbox for compact Transmin low profile feeder at Sun Metals zinc

first_imgBonfiglioli states: “Large gearboxes are used in a wide range of application areas. The requirements are however almost completely the same and can be summed up very quickly – the gearboxes should be as powerful and robust and with the longest service life possible, however be small and variable for integration in the machine.” These were also the criteria that were important when selecting the gearbox for the Transmin Low Profile Feeder (LPF), which is used by the company Sun Metals for high grade zinc ore transport from the mine to the processing plant. The selection was made quickly with a Heavy Duty HDO gearbox from north Italian drive specialist Bonfiglioli selected as it satisfied all the requirements needed.The LPF of the Western Australian company Transmin is a hybrid belt feeder/apron feeder which delivers the advantages of both technologies, “plus additional benefits unique to Transmin, including the ability to incorporate a change of direction using a bend transition. Unlike conventional heavy-duty belt feeders, the belt itself is not subject to high tension forces, which means a lower profile can be achieved. In addition, unlike apron feeders, a separate spillage clean-up conveyor is not required, again saving space and the cost of civil works.”The open pit zinc mine is very space-limited. “For this reason, only one compact feeder solution that fulfilled the requirements came into question. According to the manufacturer specifications, the LPF has currently the lowest possible profile available in a high capacity feeder, typically no more than 1 m from belt top surface to underside of footplates.”“For these compact sizes, a compact and yet reliable gearbox is indispensable for the LPF in order to guarantee continuous operation to our customers such as Sun Metals”, explains Tony Warren, Lead Design Engineer, at Transmin. The logical choice for the gearbox for the LPF, which in the plant handles up to 400 t of high grade zinc ore per hour, was the high-performing Heavy Duty HDO 170 helical gearbox produced by the drive specialist Bonfiglioli with a maximum torque of 190,190 Nm. The complete range of proven gearboxes consists of ten sizes, from 8,990 to 209,900 Nm. The HDO 170 gearbox, which is suitable for noise and vibration-free operation, is powered in this case by a 75 kW motor with 12,700 Nm of torque. At Sun Metals, the feeder is located below a large hopper, which is filled from above with the ore by side tipping trucks. The Transmin feeder then transports the ore to the process plant, where it then is refined into high-quality zinc metal for galvanisation and other markets.Bonfiglioli’s compact HDO gearbox series, which stands for Heavy Duty Orthogonal, consists of performance-optimised ground splines, quality bearings and spheroidal graphite iron housings, which guarantee high levels of performance and stability, even in the harshest environmental conditions as found in the zinc open pit. “As a bevel gear with a bevel gear stage on the input side, the robust Heavy Duty Bonfiglioli gearboxes are able to cover large power ranges in applications such as mining and extraction industry. Like the small design sizes, also the 170 gearbox has a wide selection available of drive shafts (solid and hollow shafts, shrink discs) and input variants. Just as for the entire gearbox range, options are available for the oil supply as well as various heating and cooling possibilities that meet application requirements. In combination with the powerful motors and couplings, the HDO gearbox series is also available as a motor swing. The HDO gearbox series is the response to the request for gearboxes with high transmission ratios. The 170 gearbox is used above all in heavy industry.”In addition to the convincing technical features, such as the high torque density and performance as well as the comprehensive adaptation options of the high quality Heavy Duty HDO gearboxes, other factors were also essential for its use in the LPF. “The compact design of the HDO gearbox was the major benefit for its use in the LPF. Additionally, the friendly service and competent support from the Bonfiglioli team of engineers is always prompt and professional“, says Warren. Transmin is a major provider of innovative engineered equipment, supplies and services to the resources and bulk materials handling industries, including; mining and mineral processing. Their products are used in over 60 countries world-wide. “Therefore, in addition to the quality and competent service, Transmin also attaches great importance to fast and timely delivery, which also represents a great advantage when working with the long-established company from Italy.”“The reliability of Bonfiglioli’s drives is first-class. We’ve used their drives in numerous projects across Australia, including some in the harshest conditions, and their durability and reliability have always been outstanding,” concludes Warren.last_img read more

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Target Opens Up iPad TradeIns

first_imgWant to get rid of your original iPad that’s now a piece of junk because the iPad 2 is out? Target has just launched a new program allowing customers to trade in their old gadget for in-store credit.The deal comes as a partnership between the retailer and NextWorth, a company that specializes in handling pre-owned electronic trade-ins. Right now, 900 Target locations are participating. Here’s what you can get if you sell an iPad with “Light Wear”:AdChoices广告iPad 16G Wifi: $165.14iPad 32GB Wifi: $195.30iPad 64GB Wifi: $225.98iPad 16G Wifi+3G: $200.62iPad 32G Wifi+3G: $214.65iPad 64GB Wifi+3G: $290.42Via Gotta Be Mobilelast_img

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Elderly man dies after suffering extensive burns at house fire in Co

first_imgElderly man dies after suffering ‘extensive burns’ at house fire in Co Clare The man’s son was also injured during the incident. By Hayley Halpin Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article http://jrnl.ie/4074543 10,346 Views A MAN IN his late 80s has died after being injured in a fire at his home in Co Clare yesterday evening.Emergency services were called to the home in Meelick, south-east Clare at around 5.55pm.The two men, named locally as Joe Quinn, aged 89, and his son Seamus Quinn, aged in his 40s, were airlifted in two helicopters to Cork University Hospital (CUH).Joe Quinn accidentally fell into a fire he was lighting inside the house at the time, reliable sources said.He suffered “extensive burns” to his body and his conditions was described as “serious” last night.Gardaí confirmed this morning that the elderly man has since died in hospital.Seamus Quinn also suffered burns having gone to his father’s aid. His condition, whilst serious, was not thought to be life-threatening last night. His current condition remains unclear.A file will be prepared for the coroner, according to gardaí.With reporting by David Raleigh Short URL Saturday 16 Jun 2018, 12:20 PM Share50 Tweet Email Jun 16th 2018, 12:20 PM 5 Comments Image: Sam Boal via RollingNews.ie Image: Sam Boal via RollingNews.ielast_img read more

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457 visa demand shrinks

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Demand to work in Australia is waning, with the number of new skilled migrant worker applications falling. The number of total overseas migrants ¬applying for a four-year work visa has dropped below 50,000 during 2013-14 compared to more than 81000 in the previous year.Employers are blaming high visa costs, while a high unemployment rates are lessening demand for overseas workers. The tourism and hospitality sector, the biggest employer of foreign workers, saw applications halve to 5330, from 10,700 the previous year. The construction industry also saw applications halve, while the mining industry saw a 44 per cent reduction.Health and social assistance was the only industry that had a reduction of less than 40 per cent, with 5020 new visa applications coming through in 2013/14, from 7650 the previous year. Thousands of migrant workers also left the country, with 29,000 work visas cancelled by the Immigration and Border Control Department. The Immigration Department says many of the cancelled visas were because the visa holder’s employer advised the Department that the worker had ended their employment.Source: The Australianlast_img read more

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Grand Bahama Tech Summit Luncheon

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 10, 2017 – Grand Bahama – Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator the Hon. J. Kwasi Thompson thanked the participants, sponsors and organizers for putting together the first Grand Bahama Technology Summit at the Grand Lucayan in Freeport, November 9 and 10.    The luncheon on the first day of the summit was hosted by one of the major sponsors of the event, the Grand Bahama Port Authority, and featured presenters and movers and shakers of the technology world in one place.  Minister Thompson proclaimed the event an opportunity to grow the Grand Bahama tech hub idea and enter the innovation network.Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis, officially opened the summit on Thursday morning.   It ends on Friday and will coincide with the closing of A Taste of Port Lucaya in the Port Lucaya Marketplace, which will feature two Junkanoo rush-outs and a performance by Bahamian entertainer, KB.(BIS Photos/Lisa Davis) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

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Official New Porto player Pepe excited to return to former club

first_imgAfter turning down a move to Arsenal, former Real Madrid defender, Pepe has been signed by Porto.Pepe is excited to have returned to his former club, where he believes it is where he learned so much to compete with central defenders at Real Madrid.“For all the players who arrived at Real Madrid, for all the center-backs, it was a graveyard for center-backs,” he said in an interview with Porto’s media channels as quoted by Marca.“None of them made it.“But Porto prepared me for this and I was there for 10 years.“There were many great center-backs who came, with big names, but they couldn’t stick like I did.”The move back to Porto sees the player back on the same team as Iker Casillas.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“I’m very happy,” he said of the reunion.“It might be that this had an influence on the decision.“When I got here I asked him if he speaks Portuguese, like when he asked me if I spoke Spanish when I arrived at Real Madrid.“He told me that he understands it, but that he’s still embarrassed.“I told him he’s better than I was [at Spanish].”last_img read more

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Outage affects more than 3000 in north Clark County

first_imgMore than 3,000 residents in north Clark County experienced a brief power outage Sunday afternoon.A tree fell onto transmission lines for PacifiCorp, which are connected to Clark Public Utilities lines, said the agency’s spokeswoman, Erica Erland.The outage lasted from about 1:40 to 3 p.m. Sunday.Residents in the Orchards area may have also experienced a short outage early Sunday morning.Between 3:30 and 4:30 a.m., 173 customers experienced an outage. The cause of that outage was not confirmed.last_img

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Petrol diesel price hike Will govt cut excise duty on fuels in

first_imgA car enters an Indian Oil fuel station in New Delhi, India August 29, 2016 (representational image).Reuters fileWill petrol, diesel prices fall after the announcement of Union Budget 2018? Due to skyrocketing fuel prices, the Union oil ministry may be looking to cut excise duty on petrol and diesel in the upcoming Union Budget 2018. The move is aimed to lessen the impact of rising fuel prices on a vast consumer base, Reuters reported, quoting two oil ministry officials.Petrol prices continued to rise in the country on Tuesday, reaching a new three-year high in all cities. The price of petrol in Mumbai on Tuesday is Rs 80.25 per litre, in Delhi it is Rs 72.38 per litre and in Kolkata and Chennai, it is Rs 75.09 per litre and Rs 75.06 per litre, respectively.With elections in key states just around the corner, the rise in retail prices of petrol and diesel to record levels is putting pressure on the current NDA government, which has its eyes on the 2019 Lok Sabha election as well.”We can only recommend. It is up to the finance ministry to take a decision,” a senior oil ministry official told Reuters about the excise duty cut in Budget 2018.Mumbai is bearing the maximum burden of the rise in global oil prices. The price of petrol in Mumbai touched Rs 80 per litre on Monday for the first time since August 2014. When compared to other metros in the country, the price of petrol and diesel in Delhi is the lowest of all. Read Also: Fuel gets dearer again: Petrol price crosses Rs 80 per litre mark in MumbaiIf the government goes for an excise duty cut in the coming Union Budget 2018, consumers will definitely get relief, but it will negatively affect the revenue growth of the government.As the government is struggling to address a widening fiscal gap amid falling tax revenues due to the implementation of the goods and services tax (GST) regime, a cut in excise duty on fuel would pose challenges. India raised the excise duty on fuel many times between November 2014 and January 2016. The NDA government lowered the excise duty on petrol and diesel only once in its tenure and that was in October 2017.The government had cut excise duty by Rs 2 per litre when Indian states saw a considerable increase in both petrol and diesel prices.The government is also planning to bring petrol and diesel under the GST regime. The GST panel may consider a proposal regarding this during its next meeting.last_img read more

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THE RUN DOWN

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