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Doubts over Srinagar’s master plan

first_imgExperts have raised red flags over the proposed Srinagar Master Plan, envisaging the shifting of the capital to a flood basin on the city’s peripheries and creating tourism infrastructure “at the cost of heritage and essential sites”. The proposed Srinagar Master Plan 2015-2035 has identified key city installations to open up for tourism infrastructure, which will involve big players of the hotel industry. Officials plan to host seven million tourists annually by the year 2035, with 56,000 beds required per day. These buildings include heritage structures and buildings of the Forest Department, Doordarshan, the Chief Justice’s accommodation, the old Assembly Complex, the Biscoe and Mallinson School, the Chest Disease Hospital and the District Court Complex in and around the commercial hub of Lal Chowk, which are identified for “tourism infrastructure”. Fragile State“Kashmir is environmentally fragile. There is need to regulate numbers and focus on high-end tourism sector, where we lack infrastructure, and this has not been underlined,” said Saleem Beg, head of the Kashmir chapter of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage, and former ex-member of the National Monuments Authority of India. In another proposal, there is a plan to shift the main offices of the Civil Secretariat to a mini-secretariat, the seat of power, to Nowgam, which is prone to floods and was worst hit during the 2014 floods. “It sounds strange that planners identify the nearby railway station in a flood-prone area and propose the shifting of the capital to the same site. It will increase trips and road overload,” said Mr. Beg.The plan also proposes to expand Srinagar city from 416 sq. km. to 766 sq. km., eating into farming land and orchards.Srinagar Development Authority vice-chairman Thaseen Mustafa, who heads the nodal agency of the plan, said, “This is not the final draft. More public consultations will be held to incorporate the necessary suggestions.”last_img read more

No order to back BJP, says Pawar

first_imgCategorically denying that there was any directive from the party brass to back the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Ahmednagar civic body, Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday said the Ahmednagar incident would not impact the Congress-NCP alliance in the general election.Speaking to reporters in Ahmednagar, Mr. Pawar admonished the 18 NCP corporators who voted for the BJP in the Ahmednagar Municipal Corporation (AMC), while stating that their actions would be investigated within the next five days.“After I have made our party’s stance clear about not allying with the BJP, it escapes me how they [NCP corporators] disobeyed my orders and took the step to tie up with the saffron party,” said Mr. Pawar, who hinted that even the NCP’s MLAs in Ahmednagar could be questioned over the embarrassing affair.“Even after the party State President [Jayant Patil] had given explicit instructions to the corporators not to vote for the BJP, they flouted the order …this is a very serious affair and it merits a stern investigation,” the NCP chief said.He said written explanations had been sought from the errant NCP corporators asking them to justify their action which was a clear violation of the party line.“It is surprising that despite the Sena winning the maximum seats and the NCP emerging second in the AMC poll, the civic body now has a Mayor and Deputy Mayor from the BJP,” he remarked.He, however, refused to say what penalty would be meted out to the rebel corporators, stating, “The Ahmednagar incident will not have any impact on the Congress-NCP alliance at the Centre and the State.”Targeting the policies of the Narendra Modi government, Mr. Pawar reiterated the need for the Opposition parties to come together to defeat the BJP. At the same time, he again refused to comment on who would lead the mega-coalition against the BJP.In keeping with their aim of toppling the BJP government at the Centre and the State, the Congress and the NCP had jointly contested the recently concluded Dhule and Ahmednagar civic polls.The Sena, which won 24 seats, emerged as the largest party while the NCP secured 18, the BJP 14 and the Congress five seats respectively. Yet, in a startling twist, the NCP supported the BJP in the mayoral elections held on December 28, which led to a BJP Mayor and Deputy Mayor being elected in the 68-member AMC.The political flip-flop by NCP corporators left the party top brass red-faced, while reviving the mistrust and mutual suspicion that led to the break-up of the Congress-NCP alliance prior to the 2014 general elections.last_img read more

Pro Kabaddi 2019 Playoffs Semi-final 1 HIGHLIGHTS, Bengaluru Bulls vs Dabang Delhi in Ahmedabad: Delhi Beat Bengaluru 44-38

first_imgBengaluru Bulls have had an up-and-down season with 12 wins, 10 losses and one tie, which came against their opponents for today Dabang Delhi. It took Bengaluru Pro Kabaddi’s first-ever extra time to reach the semi-final with an exciting win over UP Yoddha. However, they have a formidable opponents in Dabang Delhi.Dabang Delhi, on the other hand, have had a brilliant season, where they have registered 15 wins, only four losses and three draws. Raider Naveen Kumar has been the centre of Delhi’s success this season as they reached their first semi-final in the history of PKL and will look to get their hands on the elusive silverware. The final of Pro Kabaddi League 2019 will take place in Ahmedabad on Sunday and both team will be looking to make it to the last hurdle. While Bengaluru would want to have a chance at defending their title, Delhi would be eager to get their hands on their first PKL trophy.We can’t keep calm coz it’s Pawan Sehrawat vs Naveen Kumar in the #VIVOProKabaddiPlayoffs tonight! 😍🔥Read up on tonight’s first semi-final here: https://t.co/vTYST4Yyu7⚔️: #BLRvDEL⌛️: 7 PM onwards📺: Star Sports & Hotstar#IsseToughKuchNahi #WorldsToughestWeek pic.twitter.com/ngCjG2QtaI— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) October 16, 2019last_img read more

Drivers union plans to launch cab services next month

first_imgBengaluru, July 12 (PTI) Some members of cab aggregators Ola and Uber, who have formed a drivers union, plan to launchits services next month with the help of Kolkata-based technology startup which owns TYGR app. “We plan to launch our cab services in the month of August with the help of Savetur Digital Private Limited, which owns TYGR app,” former Uber, TaxiForSure and Ola Drivers And Owners Association President Tanveer Pasha told PTI here. “We want to give a local name to the app. Something like “Namma TYGR” or “Namma Huli”, are some of the names weare planning on,” he added. In the next three days, union members and Savetur officials are scheduled to meet at the residence of former Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy to finalise the deal, including the launching date and signing of documents, Pasha said. He said Savetur would run and manage the business according to a model drafted by drivers union, which would satisfy both drivers and riders. However, the union will control and supervise Savetur through their company, which is in the process of registering its name as Huli Technologies. It plans to expand to Mysuru,Mangaluru and Belagavi after the Bengaluru launch, Pasha said. The company will focus on driver benefits, including a10 per cent commission charged for drivers, besides insuranceand family benefits, among other incentives, he said. The company plans to raise Rs 12 crore to run andsustain business at the initial stages and many investors haveshown keen interest to pick stake in the company, Pasha said. He said the company aims to give Rs five lakh worth of lifeinsurance, Rs five lakh accident insurance and Rs two lakh medicalinsurance to the drivers annually. The company plans to have three to four car categories that will show up on the “Namma TYGR” app, the name of which could be changed,which includes a mini, hatchback option atRs 12.50 per km, a Rs 14.5 per km, a sports sedan option at utility vehicle option at Rs 18.50 per km and an outstation cab option, Pasha said. The company also plans to set up five private patrol security cars to attend to drivers problems of facing drunk riders travelling late at night. “The private patrol car will help drivers duringmedical and legal emergencies,” he added. The idea originated when the drivers had gone on strike in February against cab aggregators, demanding better incentives and stopping attachment of new cabs which they saidaffects bookings. PTI BDN RA APR APRadvertisementlast_img read more


first_imgDefending Men’s Open World Champions Australia will take on the Lebanon ‘Cedars’ in the Mediterranean Cup ‘Friendly’ Series on Saturday 18 November 2006 at the Canterbury Veledrome, Bayview Avenue, Earlwood. The two game fully sanctioned Federation of International Touch (FIT) ‘friendly’ series will feature both Countries World Cup line-ups in a dress rehearsal for the International competition that awaits them at the sixth FIT World Cup in Stellenbosch South Africa 17-21 January 2007.Game times are 2.00pm and 4.30pm.last_img read more

Arguments over bail being heard for suspect in missing Manitoba womans death

first_imgWINNIPEG – Four days after the remains of an indigenous woman were found in a farmer’s field outside Winnipeg, the man accused of killing her appeared in court for a bail hearing.Brett Overby, 30, sat attentively, dressed in a black dress shirt and pants Monday, as the Crown and defence made submissions that cannot be reported under a court-ordered publication ban. He is accused of second-degree murder in the death last August of 21-year-old Christine Wood.Sitting in court was Bernie Young, who is married to Wood’s aunt.“It was very hard, very difficult. I had a hard time. Sometimes just listening to what was being said was very difficult to take,” Young said outside court.“(We were) very close. She used to call me uncle.”Wood was from the Oxford House First Nation and disappeared in August while she and her parents were in the city to help a relative with medical appointments. She disappeared one night while her parents were away from the hotel where they were staying.Overby was charged in April after police said they found evidence in his house. Overby and Wood were not previously known to each other, police said.After the arrest, hundreds of people walked through the streets of Winnipeg in a show of support for Wood’s family and to raise awareness again of the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women.Her parents, George And Melinda Wood, stopped outside the house where police believe she was murdered and bowed their heads in prayer.Almost 10 months after Wood’s disappearance, her body was found Thursday in Springfield, Man., by a farmer inspecting his crops. An autopsy the next day confirmed her identity.Young said he and other relatives had been hanging on to “a glimmer of hope” that Wood would somehow be found alive, but the discovery of the body has brought some closure to the family.“My wife contacted George and yeah, (he found) a little comfort in hearing that it was finally coming to an end.”Woods should be remembered as a kind and smart young woman, Young added.“She was very intelligent and she was always friendly. I think she loved everybody. I think that’s how I’ll always remember her.”last_img read more

Alberta First Nation to ban members if charged with violent crime

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Paul First Nation chief and council have seen enough.They say crime has become so rampant they have no choice but to draft a bylaw that will see members evicted from the community if charged with a violent crime.Not convicted, charged.APTN’s Chris Stewart has more details.last_img

Wildfire Service helping Fort Nelson Fire Department fight wildfire

first_imgFORT NELSON, B.C. – Volunteers from the Fort Nelson Fire Department and the B.C. Wildfire Service are fighting a fire west of Fort Nelson. The Regional Municipality has also activated the Emergency Operations Centre.The fire is approximately 30 hectares in size and is 2km west of Radar Road, which is west of Fort Nelson.  The Regional Municipality has also activated the Emergency Operations Centre due to how close the fire is to Fort Nelson.  The Fort Nelson Golf Course has been closed due to the fire.Air tankers and one helicopter are on the scene.  The Forest Service believes the fire was human-caused.BCWS personnel currently responding with the Fort Nelson Volunteer Fire Dept. to a ~30 ha #BCwildfire that’s ~2 km west of Radar Road, which is west of Fort Nelson. Airtankers and 1 helicopter are on scene. Fire is believed to be human-caused.— BC Wildfire Service (@BCGovFireInfo) May 11, 2018Officials in both B.C. and Alberta are urging members of the public to use caution with any campfires and to adhere to any fire bans as a ridge of high pressure is forecast to bring hot, dry temperatures to the Peace Region. UPDATE as of 6:30 p.m. – The Fire is now listed as under control.  The evacuation order that affected approximately 100 properties in the area of the fire has now been rescinded.  All residents can return home.Crews will remain on scene putting out any remaining hotspots.  The State of Local Emergency is continuing as a precautionary measure.UPDATE: The fire is no longer in “out of control” status and is now being held. Crews continue to assist the Fort Nelson Volunteer fire department. https://t.co/mZ2sbcrNuw— BC Wildfire Service (@BCGovFireInfo) May 12, 2018 Fire Information Officers Amanda Reynolds with the Prince George Fire Centre said that conditions in Northeast B.C. are starting to dry out because of the lack of rain that the rest of the Southern Interior has experienced this week. Reynolds is reminding residents that Category Two fires, fireworks, and burning barrels are currently banned in all of Northeast B.C., and that anyone present near a campfire that is larger than a half-metre in dimension would be liable to get a fine of over $1,000.last_img read more

Govt Chief Calls on Sweden to Review its Position on Western

Rabat – Government Chief Abdelilah Benkirane on Thursday called upon Sweden to review its position regarding the so-called Western Sahara issue to comply with its international stature and long-standing relations with the kingdom.“It is unreasonable that a respectable country like Sweden intervenes in such an unfortunate way in the Moroccan Sahara issue, adopting a bill that provides for recognizing the so-called ghostly republic,” Benkirane told reporters on the sidelines of the weekly cabinet meeting.Moroccans are aware of the deep relations between Morocco and Sweden and Northern Europe, he said, noting that these countries know, for their part, Morocco and its borders, especially at the time when their ancestors sailed off Moroccan coasts. Benkirane stressed that Moroccan Sahrawi citizens have been, during the latest elections, more mobilized than their brothers in the North of the Kingdom, and voted overwhelmingly.This mobilization proves that the thesis of the “chimeric entity” has fizzled, he noted, calling on the international community to become more involved to turn the page on this issue, which has lasted too long. read more

UN task force reviews adequacy of global funding for information technologies

Chaired by the Administrator of the UN Development Programme, Mark Malloch Brown, the Task Force on Financial Mechanisms was born out of the first phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) last December in Geneva.At the event, financing of ICT for development was one of two key issues left unresolved, the other relating to Internet governance. President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal had proposed the creation of a Digital Solidarity Fund to bolster ICT in developing countries, while numerous western countries favoured using existing funding mechanisms instead.The task force was set up to probe the matter further with a view to making a recommendation to the Summit’s second phase, to be held from 16 to 19 November 2005 in Tunis, Tunisia.Consultations during the one-day meeting in New York will involve representatives from the private sector, civil society, regional banks and commissions as well as individual experts. Inputs will also be mobilized through virtual discussions on WSIS-online. read more

UK government to announce bank reforms including separation of retail and investment

by News Staff Posted Jun 14, 2012 3:13 am MDT UK government to announce bank reforms, including separation of retail and investment banking AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LONDON – The British government is announcing its proposals for banking reform to prevent the repeat of the crisis which forced taxpayers to bail out two major banks.The Treasury has confirmed that the government will legislate to isolate retail banking from problems which may arise from riskier investment banking activity. That step was a key recommendation of the Independent Commission on Banking to protect taxpayers from bearing the cost of bank failures and to protect the savings of ordinary depositors.In a briefing ahead of the release of detailed proposals on Thursday, the Treasury said individual depositors would be compensated before bondholders and corporate creditors in the event of a bank failure. The government already guarantees deposits up to 85,000 pounds ($132,000). read more

UN independent expert calls on Turkey to do more to fight impunity

“Turkey has made significant strides in securing the right to life in recent years, and continues to take further positive measures in this regard,” said the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns. “However, impunity remains the main outstanding challenge that needs to be addressed urgently in order to consolidate the progress.”Mr. Heyns was in Turkey to examine the current level of unlawful killings and death threats, as well as efforts to prevent them and ensure accountability in such cases.“Since the last visit by my predecessor in 2001, institutional and legal changes have been made – and are still being made – which, if fully implemented, have the potential to address many of the remaining concerns related to the right to life,” he said, adding that there is wide recognition that at the moment the main obstacle to protect the right to life is impunity for perpetrators.Mr. Heyns noted that members of the security forces are often protected from conviction by ineffective investigations and slow legal processes. Violations of the right to life by security forces include killings in the context of counterterrorism, measures during arrests and demonstrations. He added that an investigation is still pending on the Uludere incident last year, in which 34 civilians were killed by Government fighter planes near the Turkish-Iraqi border. While he recognized that administrative and judicial are processes underway, Mr. Heyns noted that they are not transparent. “This situation persists against a background where there has been little accountability for the large number of killings that took place during the 1990s,” Mr. Heyns said. “Where prosecutions take place, it is largely for offences against the State, rather than for violations of the right to life.” In addition, he pointed that while some commendable initiatives are being taken to prosecute perpetrators, impunity is largely ignored in cases of domestic violence against women who are victims of so-called honour killings and are not protected by any measures.During his five-day visit, Mr. Heyns conveyed a series of preliminary recommendations to address the challenge of impunity in Turkey. He also stressed the potential role that the growing number of domestic institutions may have in addressing and investigating human rights violations, and drew attention to the current process to establish the Turkish Human Rights Institution. “The next steps in ensuring the independent and effective functioning of such structures will be crucial for the consolidation of human rights protection in Turkey,” he said. Independent experts, or special rapporteurs, are appointed in an honorary capacity by the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a country situation or a specific human rights theme. Mr. Heyns is scheduled to present his report on the situation in Turkey at the 23rd session of the Council in 2013. read more

Cat supplying LTCC system to Turkeys Soma Eynez East mine

first_imgIn July 2014 Caterpillar will deliver the first of two complete Cat longwall mining systems to the Soma Eynez East mine of the Demir Export-Fernas Insaat joint venture. Both longwall systems are designed for longwall top coal caving (LTCC) in a coal seam with an average thickness of 25 m. Caterpillar states that it is the leading supplier for the coal producing industry in Turkey with four out of five longwall underground mining systems in operation.The greenfield underground coal mining project is in the Turkish Soma-Manisa area and is planned for a 15-year mine life. The project includes 36.5 Mt of coal production with the LTCC mining method. The first longwall mining system will start production at the Eynez East mine in the third quarter of 2014 and will have a production capacity of 2.7 Mt/y. The coal face has a length of 180 m. The second longwall will be in operation six months later.“Caterpillar strengthens its position as the premier partner of the Turkish coal mining industry with the installation of the new longwall systems at Soma Eynez East,” said Martin Wetter, Caterpillar Product Line Manager, Longwall Mining. “We are pleased that our longwall equipment will be the workhorse recovering this very thick seam.”Each of the two identical sets of longwall mining equipment includes a Cat EL1000 shearer, two Cat AFC PF4 face conveyors, and a Cat BSLPF4 beam stage loader including an SK111 crusher. Caterpillar will also supply the complete electrical and hydraulic power supply systems as well as the cooling and spraying water supply system and the complete automation system for the longwall face.The roof supports for the longwall systems will be provided by Caterpillar (Zhengzhou) Ltd, a Chinese company acquired by Caterpillar in 2012. Each longwall system includes 95 Zhengzhou roof supports with a shield center of 1.75 m and an extended height of 3.2 m, transition and gate end shields, as well as roadway shields for tail and maingate. The roof supports will be equipped with state-of-the-art Cat PMC-R roof support controls.The longwall systems supply agreement also includes extended service provided by Caterpillar. Two six-month contracts for supervision and support for installation, commissioning and operation are part of the package. Borusan Makina Kazakhstan, the Caterpillar dealership for Turkey, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Kyrgyzstan, will provide customer support.last_img read more

Klopp confirms Dejan Lovren injury

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that defender Dejan Lovren sustained a hamstring injury during their 2-1 defeat at Wolves on Monday night.Lovren was replaced by 16-year-old Ki-Jana Hoever after just six minutes into the game at the Molineux.In his post-match press conference, Klopp confirmed the injury and gave an update on his condition.“[It is his] hamstring, is what I heard – without any signs before. I asked everybody, no signs, nothing, just out of the blue, so that’s the decision you have to make,” he told the club’s website.“I am not sure what you all would have said if immediately from the beginning if our centre-half situation was Fabinho and Ki-Jana; then probably a few very smart people would tell me that I don’t respect the competition or whatever.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“So, we tried to do all the things [we could]. Of course, on the other hand, it doesn’t make sense to bring in a 16-year-old boy from the start.“You don’t bring him, you wait until he is completely ready, but he did well. He came on and did well.“That’s how it sometimes starts – when you are really needed then it is only about if you are good enough and not how old you are.“He did well, so that was all OK. That’s it.”Asked when the defender might return, Klopp answered: “I don’t know in this moment.”last_img read more

Parlour Ramsey will be a great catch for Ronaldo Juventus

first_imgArsenal legend Ray Parlour highlighted the main reasons why Aaron Ramsey will prove to be a great signing for both Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus.After over a decade at Arsenal, Ramsey is set to leave this summer as a free agent after talks over a new contract broke down between the player and club.With just six months remaining on his current deal, Ramsey is free to enter negotiations with clubs outside of England over a pre-contractual agreement and he’s reportedly agreed to join Juventus for the start of next season.Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan were all linked with moves for the Wales international this month.Despite the uncertainty surrounding his own future, however, Ramsey has not allowed it to affect his performances on the pitch for Arsenal with manager Unai Emery praising him for his commitment.The 28-year-old’s latest exploits saw him produce a brilliant performance in Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Chelsea last Saturday and he’s continued to leave the club’s highest earner Mesut Ozil benched.Speaking on Ramsey’s future, Parlour praised the Welsh star’s professionalism and added what he thinks makes him a great signing for Juventus.“It is very disappointing from an Arsenal perspective,” Parlour told Goal. “Arsenal fans would love to have seen him sign but it is also exciting for Ramsey.“He is going to a different culture and league. Obviously, Juventus have a great history in the Champions League.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“He will be playing with Ronaldo, I wish him all the best. He has been a great servant to the club and I really praise him for the Chelsea performance.“That’s exactly how you should act when you know you are leaving the club, to give your all for the players and fans.“He showed he will play for his shirt until the end of the season. You have to give it all for the fans. He scores some vital goals in big games. His energy is excellent.“He is decent on the ball, gets about the pitch and he makes good runs. What he has done well for Arsenal is that he makes that run into the back four which allows [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang or [Alexandre] Lacazette to find that little gap. That’s what Ronaldo and company will be getting.“He gives that space for the opportunity because he takes defenders away. So, that’s what he will bring to the team.“Hopefully, he will be in the team for Arsenal on Friday (against Manchester United in the FA Cup fourth round) because he deserves to be.“It is a shame because I would love to see him stay but I am not negotiating his contract. Arsenal want the best deal for themselves, Aaron’s representative wants the best deal for him. In the end, they came to this agreement.”Ramsey will likely start in Arsenal’s FA Cup fourth-round tie against Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium tonight with kick-off set for 20:55 (CET).last_img read more

Redknapp Mourinhos tactics might backfire against Liverpool

first_imgFormer Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp believes Jose Mourinho’s old tricks won’t work this time around for Manchester UnitedThe Portuguese coach’s defensive tactics in the past at Anfield have secured United goalless draws in their last two visits.But Redknapp feels that Liverpool may just be too strong for United this time around for those kinds of tricks to work.“I am expecting Manchester United to try and do a number on Liverpool like they have done over the last couple of years,” Redknapp told Sky Sports.“They have done very well in those games, staying compact, not leaving any space in behind and making it uncomfortable – even unwatchable at times.“But I’ve just got a feeling that those tactics are not going to work this weekend. I think Liverpool have too much energy and speed for this United side. I think it’s inevitable that Liverpool will wear them down.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“The worry is that I don’t know if they have any other way of playing in these games. Jose doesn’t play the Manchester United way. He never has.“They are not going to do what Everton did at Anfield where they went and kept the ball and played on the front foot. I don’t think that’s how Mourinho will set up his team.“You can see a situation where he will play Marouane Fellaini, Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic in midfield and look to stop Liverpool.“But that was the midfield that played against Manchester City and look what happened there. They were outclassed.”The Liverpool-United match will begin at 17:00 (CET) at Anfield today.last_img read more

Tuberculosis case confirmed at San Diego Airport

first_img KUSI Newsroom Tuberculosis case confirmed at San Diego Airport Posted: July 19, 2019 July 19, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – County health officials confirmed a diagnosis of infectious pulmonary tuberculosis in a San Diego International Airport employee Friday but stressed that the risk of public exposure is considerably low.Officials with the county Health and Human Services Agency determined the potential exposure period to be Jan. 1 to May 29 in an area of the airport that the public cannot access. County health officials also found no evidence of the disease being transmitted from the employee to any close contacts.County officials said they are in the process of notifying employees of Southwest Airlines, G2 Secure Staff LCC and the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority about the possible exposure. Affected employees were being advised to talk to their employers for more information.“In most cases, a person has to be in close contact with someone who has TB for a long period of time to be at risk for getting TB,” said Dr. Dean Sidelinger, the county’s interim deputy public health officer. “In this case the employee does not spend significant time in any given area, had minimal close contact with employees and contact with members of the public was limited to short periods of time.”Tuberculosis is generally transmitted through the air or via contact with an infected person. Roughly one-third of those exposed to the bacterial disease will develop it, according to the HHSA, but most avoid infection. Tuberculosis symptoms can include a persistent cough, fever, night sweats and unexplainable weight loss.Due to the low risk of exposure, county health officials did not indicate that they plan to offer testing to airport staff. However, Sidelinger advised residents to be aware of the disease’s symptoms and seek early treatment when applicable.Residents can contact the county’s tuberculosis control program at 619- 692-8621 or visit the program’s website at for more information on the disease. KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Dog show draws huge crowds in Visakhapatnam

first_imgVisakhapatnam: The 73rd Independence Day was celebrated by Waltair Division of East Coast Railway at Waltair Railway Football Stadium in a grand manner. Divisional Railway Manager Chetan Kumar Shrivastava unfurled the national flag and took part in Rashtriya Salami presented by contingent of Railway Protection Force (RPF), Scouts and Guides and civil defence. Also Read – Fit India rally held in Vijayawada Advertise With Us Addressing the gathering at the stadium, Chetan Kumar expressed warm greetings to railway employees and their families. Remembering the sacrifices of freedom fighters, he reiterated that getting freedom was not an easy task and several people sacrificed their lives. “The railways has been playing vital role in pre-Independence and post-Independence era and stood as an icon for national integration,” he said. Apprising the performance of the Division, the DRM mentioned that despite the challenges, Waltair Division showed its best performance. He said the division achieved best performance index of 34.90 with its gross working expenses at Rs 2,785 crore and gross earnings of Rs 7,979 crore. Also Read – PV Sindhu visits Tirumala temple Advertise With Us Impressive cultural activities were organised with the participation of Divisional Cultural Association of Waltair Division and Scouts and Guides. The special attraction of the celebrations was the dog show by the RPF dog squad, which grabbed the attention of spectators from every corner. In addition, the DRM announced cash awards to performers and organisers who made the programme a grand success. Secretary of East Coast Railway Women’s Welfare Organisation Shalini Shrivastava along with members distributed health drinks, fruits to patients at Railway Main Hospital and donated three advanced digital monitor BP machines to Railway Hospital and later participated in a saplings plantation drive.last_img read more

Nasscom opens facility in Vizag to nurture budding startups

first_imgSoftware industry body Nasscom opened Tuesday a facility in Vishakhapatnam to provide co-working space for budding entrepreneurs as part of its 10,000 technology start-up initiative programme.On Tuesday, Nasscom signed an agreement with the Andhra Pradesh government under which start-ups would be nurtured, mentored and funded over the next decade, Deal Street Asia reported. “Through this strategic partnership with the government of Andhra Pradesh, Nasscom aims to establish a robust start-ups community and culture in the state, which influences innovation in technology to further help the society,” R Chandrasekhar, president of Nasscom, was quoted as saying by Deal Street Asia. The facility, while aiming to boost the start-up ecosystem in India, would provide co-working space for start-ups to be incubated for a period of six months. “Nasscom, along with its partners, will focus on multifold activities aimed at fostering entrepreneurship, building entrepreneurial capabilities and providing robust early stage support through mentorship,” the industry body said in a press release. Nasscom’s technology partners such as Google for Entrepreneurs, Microsoft Ventures, Amazon Web Services and IBM Cloud would also hold periodic sessions to educate the budding entrepreneurs. The body is tying up with various governments to set up such facilities. It launched the first start-up warehouse in Bangalore, Karnataka, in August 2015. It also plans to open warehouses in Navi Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune, Gurgaon and Kochi.Since April 2013, 25 start-ups have been funded and 140 start-ups have been incubated by Nasscom.last_img read more

29 AL men sued for chanting slogans against whip

first_imgsherpurPolice on Saturday filed a case accusing 29 people, including brothers of zila and upazila chairmen for chanting slogans against Sherpur district Awami League president and whip of Jatiya Sangsad Md Atiur Rahman.The law enforcement said those 29 allegedly ‘carried out acts of sabotage’.The accused chanted slogans against Atiur at a programme held to mark the 47th founding anniversary of Sherpur Krishak League. Sub-inspector Suresh Rajbangshi filed the case with sadar police station.The accused include sadar upazila chairman Md Sanuar Hossain’s younger brother Ibrahim Khalil, Jila Parishad chairman Md Humayun Kabir’s younger brothers Abdul Matin and Yakub, former district unit secretary of ruling party student wing Bangladesh Chhatra League Nazmul Islam, sadar upazila Krishak League president Helal Mia, city unit Krishak League president Ruknuzzaman Ranju, Juba League leader Wasim, Abdul Khalek, BCL leader Abdul Kuddus, Nayan Talukder and Shahid Rahman.Another 20-30 unnamed people were accused in the case.Ibrahim and Matin are activists of Juba League while Yakub is Swecchasebak League leader.The case statement claimed that 50-60 people with stick and brickbat blocked the road at Kharampur area of Sherpur on Friday night. They chanted slogan against the government and whip Atiur.The accused also vandalised some vehicles, the case statement said.District AL president and Jila Parishad chairman Md Humayun Kabir denied the allegation made in the case and termed the case statement as fictitious and ill-motivated.Asking the authorities to withdraw the case, he claimed that no such incident happened on Friday night as claimed by the police in the case statement.Officer-in-charge of sadar police station Md Nazrul Islam told Prothom Alo that police have found evidence of subversive activities in primary investigation.last_img read more