GMDA developing sewage treatment plant in industrial area of Sector 34

first_imgGurugram: The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) is developing a 20 MLD common effluent treatment plant (CETP) in Sector 34 to make sure that the sewage does not enter into the stormwater drains. The authority has already invited agencies to prepare the detailed project report (DPR) of the plant.According to sources in the GMDA, there are a number of polluting industries in Sector 34 without a functional treatment plant. A few months earlier, GMDA had also found some industries releasing waste into the drains from the area. “The plan will help us address releasing of industrial waste into the stormwater drains,” said a GMDA official. He added that the land for the project has already been earmarked and will be provided by the Haryana State Industry and Infrastructure Corporation. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”Since GMDA is the agency responsible for the master sewage and stormwater drains, we have decided to take up this project. The cost and time required to complete this project would be known only after the DPR has been prepared. The project was also discussed during the previous authority meeting held by GMDA in June in Chandigarh,” the official added. Many industries in Gurgaon-Manesar industrial areas have been fined by the Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) for releasing untreated water into the drains. While HSIIDC already has a 55 MLD CETP in Manesar, there is no CETP in Udyog Vihar industrial areas. “Most of industries in Udyog Vihar are non-polluting industries and the ones that require a plant have an individual one,” he added.last_img read more

Masood travelled to UK and Gulf to collect funds for Kashmiri militants

first_imgNew Delhi: Terror mastermind Masood Azhar had undertaken a month-long sojourn to England to collect funds for militants operating in Jammu and Kashmir and received Rs 15 lakh (Pakistani currency), though he got a “very poor” response while travelling to Sharjah and Saudi Arabia before arriving in India in 1994. Azhar, the founder of Jaish-e-Mohammad, responsible for a series of terror strikes in India including the attack on Parliament in 2001 and a CRPF convoy in Pulwama last month, had procured a Pakistani passport in his real name and original address in 1986 and had extensively toured African and Gulf countries where he realised that the Arab nations were not sympathetic to the “Kashmir cause”. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedAccording to Azhar’s interrogation report available with security agencies here, he had visited the UK in October 1992. Mufti Simail, a cleric at a mosque at Southall in London, had facilitated his travel. Originally from Gujarat, Simail had studied at Darul-Ifta-Wal-Irshad in Karachi. “I stayed with Mufti Ismail in the UK for about a month and visited several mosques in Birmingham, Nottingham, Burleigh, Sheffield, Dudsbury and Leicester where I sought financial assistance for Kashmir (militants). I could collect Rs 15 lakh (Pakistani currency),” he told his interrogators. Also Read – 14-yr-old girl raped, strangled to death in UP’s ShamliThe terror mastermind also met other Muslim leaders in the UK including Maulana Iamail, who was also of Indian origin and had been engaged in construction of mosques and madrasas in Mangolia and Albania. In the early 1990s, Azhar had visited Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Kenya, Zambia and collected funds for the terrorists operating in Jammu and Kashmir. Azhar had also visited Saudi Arabia for fund collection and contacted two main agencies in the country handling such aid but without success. One of them is Jamiat-ul-Islah, which is an ally of Jamaat-e-Islami. “Since Hizbul Mujahideen owed allegiance to Jamat, we were politely refused any aid. The Arab nations as such do not want to give aid for the Kashmir cause,” he told the interrogators. In Abu Dhabi, Azhar could collect Rs 3 lakh in Pakistani currency, another Rs 3 lakh in Sharjah and Rs 2 lakh in Saudi Arabia on his second visit. Azhar arrived in New Delhi in January 1994 with a fake Portugese passport. The Ashok hotel in Delhi’s posh Chanakyapuri area, which houses the diplomatic enclave, was the first stop of Azhar, who dodged immigration officials’ queries about his Portugese passport by claiming he was a “Gujarati by birth”. The Pakistan-based terrorist, who was arrested in Jammu and Kashmir within the next two weeks, had also stayed in capital’s hotel Janpath and visited Lucknow, Shahranpur and Islamic seminary Darul-uloom Deoband, according to his interrogation report.last_img read more

Senior UN relief official urges immediate access to wounded in North Darfur

In Oslo for the Sudan Consortium, which is evaluating progress in implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between North and South Sudan, Ameerah Haq joined delegate after delegate in calling for an immediate end to the attacks in North Darfur, which have left three dead and at least eight injured in recent days.“I am deeply perturbed by the reported bombings of a school, water installations and a market where civilians, especially women and children are present. It is essential that we have immediate humanitarian access to the affected populations in order to provide humanitarian assistance and medical evacuation,” said Ms. Haq.The joint UN-African Union (AU) hybrid mission in Darfur, known as UNAMID, has mobilized helicopters and medical evacuation teams to evacuate casualties. The mission said it successfully airlifted wounded civilians, “following SAF [Sudanese forces] air attacks on the village of Umm Sidir in North Darfur” on Thursday.Yesterday General Martin Luther Agwai, UNAMID’s Force Commander and the Chairman of the Ceasefire Commission (CFC), said the reported bombings of villages, markets and populated areas in Umm Sidir, Ein Bassar and Shegeg Karo are unacceptable acts against civilians, compounding the extent of displacement, insecurity and untold human suffering.In addition, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said it is also deeply concerned at reports that a number of children have been killed during the attacks, and called on the Government forces and the other parties to the ongoing conflict to take every necessary action to prevent future deaths or injuries amongst children.UNICEF reminded all parties to the conflict that under international conventions, children are to be afforded special protection during military operations and urged that every effort be made to ensure that schools, health centres and other such humanitarian facilities are considered as zones of peace.The conflict in Darfur – which have claimed more than 200,000 lives and displaced nearly 2.5 million others since 2003 – has taken a high toll on children. UNICEF estimates that half of the conflict-affected population in Darfur are children – including at least one million who have been displaced by fighting. 6 May 2008Voicing her deep concern about the reported attacks on villages in North Darfur, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Sudan has called for immediate access to the affected areas to provide assistance and medical evacuation for the injured. read more

UN urges better protection for women in fight against torture

25 June 2008Despite a strong international legal framework outlawing torture, much more needs to be done to end this scourge, United Nations human rights officials have stressed, adding that special attention be given to ensuring better protection for women. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, provided for the first international prohibition of torture, and successive human rights treaties have built on this provision. However, six decades later, greater efforts are needed to prevent torture, punish the perpetrators and ensure adequate assistance for the victims, six UN entities that deal with the issue stressed in a statement marking the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, observed annually on 26 June. They noted that women fall victim to torture in different ways, as highlighted by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s global campaign to end violence against women, launched in February of this year. “Certain forms of gender-specific violence perpetrated by State actors, as well as by private individuals or organizations, clearly amount to torture, and it is now recognized that gender-specific violence falls within the definition of torture in the Convention against Torture,” they stated. They called for strengthening the global campaign to end violence against women, by ensuring a broader scope of prevention, protection, justice and reparation for victims, including access to international assistance, than currently exists. In addition, they appealed for increased contributions to the UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture – which distributes funds to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and treatment centres to assist those subjected to this horrific practice and their families – so that more torture victims can receive the help they need. “We call on all States, in particular those which have been found to be responsible for widespread or systematic practices of torture, to contribute to the Voluntary Fund as part of a universal commitment for the rehabilitation of torture victims,” they stated. The signatories of the statement are UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour; the UN Committee against Torture; the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture; the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its cause and consequences; and the Board of Trustees of the UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture. Also marking the Day, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has called for all allegations of torture in the strife-torn nation to be properly investigated. UNAMA’s chief human rights official, Norah Niland, called for those responsible for such abuse to be brought to account. “Torture, without exception, is unacceptable. UNAMA will support and work with the Afghan authorities to help ensure the Government’s commitment to prohibit and inhibit torture is properly upheld as laid out in the Constitution,” she said. “As Afghanistan moves towards greater democratisation, while continuing to suffer the effects of armed conflict, it is important to re-iterate that it is the duty of the state to prevent, prohibit, investigate and penalise all acts of torture and other forms of ill-treatment,” she added. Ms. Niland stressed that all parties to the conflict, including international actors engaged in detention in Afghanistan, should observe international legal standards and allow for outside scrutiny, adding that the prohibition on torture applies equally to anti-government elements. UNAMA has been working closely with the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission to enhance the protection of civilians, advance the rights of women and girls, improve access to justice, help safeguard freedom of expression, and support implementation of the transitional justice agenda. read more

TransCanada says construction on Gulf Coast pipeline to finish this month

TransCanada says construction on Gulf Coast pipeline to finish this month AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 2, 2013 2:36 pm MDT CALGARY – A pipeline to ship crude oil from Cushing, Okla., to the U.S. Gulf Coast is 95 per cent complete, TransCanada Corp. said Wednesday.The Calgary-based company (TSX:TRP) said major construction on the $2.3-billion pipeline is expected to wrap up by the end of October.“Further work will need to be done before we begin filling the pipeline with crude oil and that work is expected to be completed in the near future as well,” company spokesman Shawn Howard said in an email.“Commissioning of the pipeline is already underway and is expected to be completed in early November. Line fill can begin shortly thereafter. We remain focused on the project becoming operational near the end of 2013.”The pipeline’s initial capacity will be 700,000 barrels per day, with the ability to expand to 830,000 barrels per day.The prospect of crude soon being able to move from Cushing to the Gulf sent oil prices higher, with West Texas Intermediate crude for November delivery gaining US$2.06, or two per cent, to close at US$104.10 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.An oversupply of oil at Cushing has been a major issue for the industry, with producers clamouring to get their oil to lucrative refining markets, such as the Gulf.Meanwhile, TransCanada is still awaiting a decision by the U.S. State Department on the more contentious northern portion of its Keystone XL pipeline.TransCanada, which filed its application for Keystone XL more than five years ago, was able to go ahead with the southern leg first as a separate project because it doesn’t cross an international border. read more

As children in Ebolaaffected areas of DR Congo head back to school

“Education is…essential for children to develop to their full potential. Especially in times of crisis such as an Ebola outbreak, schools are vital for children to find stability, learn prevention measures and receive psychosocial support,” said Dr. Gianfranco Rotigliano, UNICEF Representative in the DRC following his visit to Mangina, the epicentre of the latest Ebola outbreak.The Government of the DRC recently made the decision to proceed as planned with the start of the school year in the affected provinces of North-Kivu and Ituri, in the vast country’s eastern region, with more than 82,500 children getting ready.“Every effort must go into ensuring a smooth and safe start to the new school year,” he added.Principals and teachers will be trained on Ebola prevention and protection, and on how to teach children good hygiene practices to avoid the virus spreading.To ensure schools in the 250 schools in the affected health zones are prepared for early detection and response, UNICEF is distributing supplies, including laser thermometers, hand washing units and prevention posters.Meanwhile, according to the UN refugee agency, violence continues to escalate in eastern DRC, forcing massive displacements and putting millions at risk.In recent weeks, the disease has killed more than 60 people and infected dozens more. read more

Game of Thrones Is Coming Back to HBO in April 2019

first_img Winter is coming for your TV screens: HBO announced that the final season of Game of Thrones will launch in April 2019.Today, HBO teased a trailer for Season 8 of Game of Thrones on Twitter, which shows crazy shots of Daenerys Targaryen, Jon Snow, and The Night King as they fight for the battle of their lives. The trailer is captioned with “Every battle. Every betrayal. Every risk. Every fight. Every sacrifice. Every death. All #ForTheThrone.”Every battle.Every betrayal.Every risk.Every fight.Every sacrifice.Every death.All #ForTheThrone.— Game Of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) November 13, 2018HBO hasn’t disclosed which day in April Game of Thrones will premiere on, so fans will have to wait. However, HBO has started to prepare some of its prequel series pitches for Game of Thrones spinoffs, according to Vulture. So, the Game of Thrones story isn’t quite over yet.More on Make ‘Game of Thrones: Conquest’ a Real ScorcherConquer Westeros On Your Phone With Game of Thrones: ConquestSee How Extra Game of Thrones Is With This Anime-Styled Opening Stay on target ‘Game of Thrones’ Targaryen Prequel Series Is Reportedly Coming to HBO‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Joins Marvel’s &#… last_img read more


first_img Related Items:churches, compliance unit, finacial services commission, registrar of companies IMF recommends tougher laws, tougher FSC CHURCHES DEADLINE TO REGISTER WITH FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMISSION NEARING Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you CHURCH CHARGES FOR FSC BREAK DOWN Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 13 Jan 2015 – The Compliance Unit of the Financial Services commission was in touch with Magnetic Media today; saying they want to set the record straight that they are not registering churches for $1,500 per year, that churches are not the only ones who have to comply and I quote now: “Many churches are already a company. In this case the Companies Amendment Ordinance requires a Non Profit company to elect to “Continue” as a Non-profit Company. To do this requires certain changes to the Memorandum and Articles of Association as well as changing the name to have, instead of Ltd, a suffix – one of Incorporated, Inc, Corporation or Corp. For this process the Registrar of Companies charges a flat fee of $200.00.” But that flat fee does not include the attorney’s fees to do this work, that amount varies. Magnetic Media in its interviews on this story found that some churches are paying as much as $1,500 in total – not only to the FSC – but to the government and to the law firms that are being hired. Paul Coleman, who heads the Compliance Unit is saying there is a lot of misinformation about this process; a process which has been delayed over a year due to the requests and battles with non-profit organizations which claimed not to have enough time to get with this new programme. The legislative side of the FSC falls under the governor of the country and one church pastor told Magnetic Media, the country’s elected leaders should do a better job of defending entities like the church from the Policy which some find intrusive and as one preacher put it, ‘a tax on Jesus.’ Nonetheless, the same church pastor explained there are residents who embrace this documented level of transparency and accountability. The churches in the country which fall into the category of being an NPO or a registered TCI company have until February 20th to comply; that is the same date for charities and other organizations under the new law. last_img read more

Souness says Liverpool has to win all matches to be champions

first_imgThe Reds are currently in second place of the English Premier League table with 65 points behind Manchester City.Manchester City is currently in first place of the English Premier League table with 65 points.Liverpool has the same number of points but it’s in the second position because they have one game less played than the Citizens.And for former professional Scottish midfielder Graeme Souness, the only way the Reds can win the EPL championship is to win all of their matches.“City were ruthless and they were devastating and they were clinical – and at the other end, Chelsea weren’t,” he told Sky Sports.“If you look at the match statistics and ask someone who’s not seen the game how they think it ended up, they’re never going to say it was 6-0.”“City were fabulous. I don’t know how to describe it. I watched the first five minutes and thought Chelsea were going to have a real go but then they conceded a goal, then they conceded a bad goal,” he continued.“City have put a marker down today. Liverpool are going to have to win every single game to win this league. City have the bit between their teeth right now.”“The way Liverpool beat Bournemouth [on Saturday] doesn’t confirm they’re back at their best,” Souness commented.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“But that result for City has confirmed after their hiccup, they’re saying: ‘We’re bang at it, this is how we’re going to finish the season’.”“If that is their form between now and the end of the season, Liverpool have to win every game. That’s what they’re looking at,” he added.“City today have won 6-0 and you’re thinking, with it being nearly 50/50 in possession, were they that good? Yeah, I think they were in the areas that mattered.”“When they came to defend, they defended properly as a unit and individually. Up front, they were getting goals, albeit through some mistakes from Chelsea,” the Scottish footballer added.“City have had their rollicking off their manager and they’ve had their points dropped. They’re going to take some stopping if that’s their mood between now and the end.”G I N I 😱— Liverpool FC (@LFC) February 10, 2019last_img read more

Truck From Soldotna Company Spills Diesel Into Anchor River

first_imgConley from Alaska Trucking of Soldotna said that the company has been taking every necessary step to ensure the spill is cleaned up, and that the truck was safely removed from the river in a timely manner. According to the DEC, they are still working with troopers to gather information before it decides the next course of action. The driver failed to report the accident to Alaska State Troopers or the DEC. The incident was reported to the DEC by a citizens complaint the following day. Story as aired: Photo Credit: Cook Inletkeeper  Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation estimates that a truck spilled 15 gallons of diesel into the Anchor River. Alaska Trucking is working to continue to help in efforts throughout the clean-up process. According to reports, a semi-truck slid off Nikolaevsk Road into the Anchor River on December 4. The truck is owned by Alaska Trucking of Soldotna. Upon arrival to the scene the DEC determined the location of the spill and worked to remove the stained ice and snow.last_img read more

Investment Firm Watermill Group Buys Manistique Papers

first_imgThe Watermill Group, an investment firm with a growing portfolio of paper manufacturers that specialize in recycled content, will acquire Manistique, Michigan-based Manistique Papers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Manistique makes 100 percent recycled uncoated paper and will be aligned with Watermill’s other portfolio company, FutureMark Paper, which makes 100 percent recycled coated publication paper. The two manufacturers will be run as sister companies with a shared management structure headed by FutureMark president and CEO Steve Silver. While the two companies will exist under close cooperation by developing shared best practices and resources, they will remain separately owned and operated, says Watermill. “We believe we can help bring new value and opportunity to Manistique’s operation while expanding FutureMark’s leadership in environmental paper,” says Silver in a statement announcing the deal. “As reflected by our success with FutureMark, which saw revenues climb 15 percent in a declining market last year, we’ve found a business model for the paper industry that works, and we’re eager to apply this strategy to Manistique while allowing both organizations to flourish as separate, focused operations.”Manistique Papers can produce 500 tons of recycled pulp per day and approximately 130,000 tons per year of uncoated, 100 percent recycled paper. Together, Manistique and FutureMark produce about 300,000 tons of recycled paper per year.last_img read more

Watch SUV rams into pedestrians in Bangalore

first_imgBengaluru: In a video put out by news agency ANI this morning, the scene outside a Bengaluru eatery shows a speeding SUV ramming into the crowd, leaving several injured. The mishap occured around 2 pm on Sunday, according to a police quoted by ANI. The driver of the SUV, a white coloured Mahindra Xylo, was allegedly drunk. He has been arrested and charged. Also Read – One arrested for firing outside Satna college in Madhya Pradesh Advertise With Us “A car driven by a drunk man ploughed into pedestrians and injured seven people in Bengaluru”s HSR Layout,” the official said. Four people have been seriously injured. #WATCH Bengaluru: A drunk person drove his car over pedestrians on a footpath at HSR Layout locality. The driver was taken into police custody & injured were admitted to hospital. Case registered. #Karnataka— ANI (@ANI) August 19, 2019last_img read more

Flood situation worsens in northern northeastern districts

first_imgLocals use boat for communication in Merung-Longdu road of Dighinala upazila of Khagrachari as a bailey bridge has been submerged for 6 days due to rain. Photo: Palash BaruaThe overall flood situation in northern and northeastern districts has deteriorated as heavy rains and onrush of water from the upstream continued on Saturday, reports UNB.Thousands of people remained marooned in the flood-affected districts while shortage of food and drinking water has mounted the woes of the victims.Vast areas in Lalmonirhat, Kurigram and Gaibandha districts were inundated as the Teesta river continued to swell following incessant rains and onrush of water from India.In Lalmonirhat, the local office of the Water Development Board (WDB) has issued red alert in Teesta Barrage area as the river turned turbulent following the onrush of water.WDB officials said they might break the flood bypass road on the barrage to protect the barrage.Meanwhile, a 500-metre portion of the road connecting 10 villages to the upazila headquarters in Hatibandha collapsed at Gaddimari Medical Mor on Saturday noon following the gushing water from the Teesta, severing the communication.The gushing water also devoured around 30 homesteads.The Teesta was flowing 45 cm above the danger level at Doani point while 53.05cm at Dalia point on Saturday afternoon, said WDB deputy divisional engineer at Dalia Hafizur Rahman.He said they issued red alert in the barrage area as the river took a dangerous turn since Friday evening.Around 30,000 people remained marooned in five upazilas of the district.The flood-affected unions in the five upazilas include Dahagram, Saniazan, Goddimari, Sindurna, Patikapara, Dauabari, Singimari, Bhotmari, Kakina, Mohishkhocha, Khuniyagachh, Rajpur, Gokunda, Kulaghata and Mogalhat.The victims alleged that they were leading a miserable life for want of relief materials from the government.Deputy commissioner Abu Jafar visited the collapsed road, saying steps have been taken to quickly repair it.All the major rivers — Dharla, Brahmaputra, Teesta and Dudhkumar — were flowing above the danger level in Kurigram, inundating chars and low-lying areas on the estuaries of the four rivers and leaving over 150,000 people homeless.Besides, some 725 families lost their homesteads to river erosion, said sources at the district flood control room.Kurigram WDB executive engineer Ariful Islam said the Dharla was flowing 52 cm, Brahmaputra 39 cm, Teesta 9 cm and Dudhkumar was flowing 7 cm above the red mark at noon.A 300-metre portion of a flood protection dam in Badaber union in Roumari upazila collapsed while cracks developed on five spots of another dam in Jadurchar union due to heavy pressure of water.An inundated road in Sunamganj. Photo: Prothom AloAdditional deputy commissioner Hafizur Rahman said they have taken all the necessary preparations to face flood.He said 50 tonnes of rice and Tk 275,000 have been allocated for the flood victims.In Gaibandha, chars and low-lying areas in Sundarganj, Fulchhari, Saghata and Sadar upazilas went under floodwater, leaving around 50,000 people homeless.Vast tracts of cropland and roads were also submerged by water, snapping communication in the affected areas.Meanwhile, the erosion by the Teesta has taken a serious turn in a number of villages in Fulchhari, Sundarganj and Sadar upazilas, devouring at least 120 dwelling houses in the last one week.Local WDB executive engineer GM Selim Parvez said Brahmaputra, Teesta and Ghaghat rivers were flowing above the red mark while the Jamuna and Karatoa were about the touch the danger level.Flood victims have taken shelter in highland and embankments. However, they were leading a miserable life for want of food and drinking water.In Habiganj, the Kushiara and Khoai rivers were flowing above the danger level in Nabiganj of the district.The gushing Kushiara also threatened Bibiyana Power Plant at Parkul.The local WDB office fears that the power plant might be affected if the water level continues to rise.However, the WDB executive engineer said they were trying to protect the dam placing sand bags.In Sylhet, the Surma, Kushiara and Sari rivers surged further, inundating new areas in Companiganj, Goainghat, Jaintapur, Kanaighat, Fenchuganj, Balaganj and Sadar upazilas on Saturday.Sylhet WDB executive engineer Muhammad Shahiduzzaman Sarker said the Surma was flowing 157 cm above the red mark in Kanaighat while 65 cm above the red mark in the city at 3:00pm on Saturday.The water level of the Kushiara was 75 above the red mark at Shewla, 139 cm at Alamsid and 44 cm at Sherpur. The Sari was flowing 13 cm above the danger level at Sarighat.Meanwhile, stone quarries in Bholaganj, Dhalai, Bihchanakandi and Jaflong remained closed following the rise in water.A quarry worker remained missing as boat sank when he went to collect stones from Bholaganj Quarry on Friday. The victim is Helal Uddin, son of late Nurul Islam of Madhya Rajnagar village in Companiganj upazila.In Sirajganj, the low-lying areas in Chouhali, Shahjadpur, Enayetpur, Kazipur, Belkuchi and Sadar upazilas were inundated as the water level in the Jamuna River continued to rise.The water level of the river rose by 54 cm in the last 24 hours till Saturday, said the local WDB office.The flood situation in Netrakona deteriorated further on Saturday due to heavy rains and water coming from the upstream, leaving over 50,000 people in Durgapur, Kalmakanda, Mohanganj, Madan, Purbadhala, Barhatta and Atpara upazilas marooned.At least 200 educational institutions have been closed after floodwater entered those.The Sumeshwari was flowing 156 cm above the danger mark at Durgapur point while 176 cm at Zaria point. The Kongsha, Mogra, Ubdakhali, Golamkhali, Goneshwari and Dhanu rivers were also flowing above the red mark.The badly affected unions are Nazirpur, Rangchati, Kailati, Langura, Borkapoon, Pugla and Sadar unions under Kalmakanda upazila; Raipur, Baushi, Asma and Singdha unions under Barhatta upazila; Suair, Gaglazur, Tatulia and Maghan-Siadhar unions under Mohanganj upazila; Sukhari, Luneshwar, Baniazan and Duaz unions under Atpara upazila; Gobindasree, Fatehpur, Nayekpur and Theosree unions under Madan upazila; and Muzaffarpur, Noapara, Bolaishimul and Kandiura unions under Kendua upazila.DC Mainul Islam said if the rain continues for the next two or three days, the flood situation might take a serious turn.He also said 20 tonnes of GR rice and dry food have been allocated for the affected people.In Rangpur, over 50,000 people were marooned as the water of the swelling Teesta inundated chars and low-lying areas of Gangachhara, Kaunia and Pirgachha upazilas.An acute shortage of food and drinking water was reported from the affected areas.The Teesta crossed danger mark at Kaunia point on Saturday and was flowing 56 cm above the danger mark, according to the local WDB control room.In Pirgachha upazila, three villages under Sawla union went under water. The upazila administration distributed 470 packets of dry food among the flood-hit people.Floodwater submerged vast areas in four unions of Kaunia. Dhushmara Govt Primary School was closed as water entered it.In Gangachhara, villages under six unions were submerged by floodwater.Meanwhile, Upazila Nirbahi Officer Taslima Begum visited several flood-affected areas and allocated 20 tonnes of rice for the flood victims.last_img read more

Bulletstorm only requires a 16GHz Core 2 processor

first_imgWhen we first saw Epic Games‘ and People Can Fly‘s latest shooter Bulletstorm we were taken aback at just how good it looked. Anyone watching the preview videos and wanting this game running on their PC were understandably planning an upgrade before release.But it turns out that upgrade probably isn’t required. Here’s the minimum spec for the game:Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X2 @ 1.6GHz256MB Nvidia GeForce 7600GS or ATI Radeon 2400 Pro1.5GB RAM9GB hard drive spaceThe recommended spec isn’t ridiculous either. Sure, a much more powerful rig is required to see the true beauty of the Bulletstorm graphics, but you don’t need a Core i7 and 8GB of RAM to get it:Quad core processor512MB Nvidia GeForce GTX260 or ATI Radeon 48702GB RAM9GB hard drive spaceIf you’ve recently upgraded to a new system chances are you easily fulfill the recommended spec and Bulletstorm should be added to your list of pre-orders. The game does look like it could be a classic.Bulletstorm is out February 25 on PC, Xbox 360, and PS3.Read more at Eurogamer.netlast_img read more

Recovering from loss the priority for Power department

first_imgKolkata: State Power minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay, during his recent meeting, instructed the senior administrative officials of East and West Midnapore to take necessary steps to overcome a huge amount of loss of the department.The minister had held a high level meeting at Debra in West Midnapore recently, to take stock of the overall situation and the distribution of electricity in both the districts. Top officials of the Power department were also present in the meeting.One of the focus areas during the meeting was increasing the income of the department. During the meeting, the minister also wanted to know from the officials the names of the pockets where loadshedding was taking place.The minister also sought block-wise reports from the district officials. He also inquired if there was any village where electrification works have not been done so far.The minister picked up the issues related to various blocks during the meeting. He stressed on the importance of increasing the income of the department.He also instructed to conduct proper surveillance to check if the incidents of power theft have been taking place in the districts.It may be mentioned here that power theft has been a serious problem in some areas, incurring huge loss for the department. The department has already taken up some measures to check such incidents.It may be mentioned that the high level meeting occurred three days after some parts of Debra plunged into darkness due to the damage in the local transformer.It has been learnt that the transformer had caught fire, resulting in power cut for three consecutive days.Hundreds of villagers were seriously inconvenienced due to the incident. Chattopadhyay has instructed the officials of his department to take immediate steps to set up a new transformer in the area.last_img read more

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first_img Elekta SmartClinic is one of the key features in the Mosaiq Plaza suite of data-focused integrative oncology software Technology | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | February 21, 2019 FDA Clears Advancements for Viewray MRIdian Radiation Therapy System February 21, 2019 — ViewRay Inc. received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. Henry Ford Hospital’s ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology. Videos | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | October 15, 2018 VIDEO: Clinical Use of the ViewRay MRIdian Linac System at Henry Ford Benjamin Movsas, M.D., read more News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 16, 2019 AAPM 2019 Features More Than 40 Presentations on ViewRay’s MRIdian MRI-guided Radiotherapy ViewRay Inc. announced that the company’s MRIdian System is the focus of more than 40 abstracts selected by the… read more News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | June 06, 2019 Study Identifies MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy as Growing Market Segment Revenues from the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided radiation therapy systems market exceeded $220 million in… read more Related Content May 30, 2014 — The American College of Radiology’s (ACR) Education Center courses have been qualified to meet the American Board of Radiology’s (ABR) criteria for a self-assessment (SAM) activity and are designated for up to 25 SAM credits toward the ABR Maintenance of Certification program. This is a significant increase in SAMs, and can allow radiologists to complete all of the SAM requirements for MOC with just one educational activity.The state-of-the-art ACR Education Center, located in Reston, Va., which opened in 2008, has helped more than 7,000 radiologists meet their MOC requirements while honing their skills in a wide variety of clinical topics.“Taking a course at the ACR Education Center in unlike any other learning experience,” said James Borgstede, M.D., FACR, ABR President. “It is truly unique in the number of cases offered, individualized attention from renowned faculty and the ability to gain confidence in your skills while using your own workstation. I personally would recommend the ACR Education Center to anyone needing to improve their clinical skills. The additional SAMs are a great bonus.”In 2008, the ACR Education Center opened its doors with two courses. Today, the training center offers 15 course topics, offered multiple times each year and covering a wide range of subspecialties. A comprehensive list of available course offerings can be found more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | April 24, 2019 Accuray Launches Synchrony Motion Tracking and Correction Technology for Radixact System Accuray announced the launch of its Synchrony motion tracking and correction technology to be used with the Radixact… read more center_img News | Radiation Therapy | October 30, 2018 Elekta Introduces Strategy for Precision Radiation Medicine at ASTRO 2018 At the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting, Oct. 21-24 in San Antonio, Elekta introduced the… read more News | May 30, 2014 ACR Education Center Now Offering Significant Boost in SAM Credit Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:14Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:14 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | Quality Assurance (QA) | July 08, 2019 PTW to Feature New Dosimetry Technology at AAPM 2019 At this year’s American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) show, July 14-18 in San Antonio, Texas, PTW will… read more The Beamscan 3-D water phantom with the Varian Halcyon radiotherapy system. Image courtesy of PTW. Technology | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | February 07, 2019 Elekta Unity MR-Linac Earns FDA Clearance The Elekta Unity magnetic resonance radiation therapy (MR/RT) system recently received 510(k) premarket notification… read more Feature | Henry Ford Hospital | May 21, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Innovations in Radiotherapy and Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital Henry Ford Hospital thought leaders regularly speak at the radiation oncology and radiology conferences about new res read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more last_img read more

Police raids in Puntarenas lead to the arrest of 31 people on

first_imgNo related posts. A morning raid on Tuesday in the Pacific province of Puntarenas led to the arrest of 31 people suspected of having links to a drug trafficking gang.The Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ), arrested 11 people, and the Drug Control Police nabbed 24 other suspects.The raids began at 4 a.m. at various locations in Puntarenas, and officers had to restrain a mob of residents who threw stones and small improvised explosives that damaged a police car. No injuries were reported.Police seized a BMW and crack cocaine valued at ₡12 million ($24,000), as well an undetermined amount of cash in the home of one of the alleged gang leaders, who owns a popular night club in the area.Officers conducted 36 raids in total. The suspects were taken to the Puntarenas Prosecutor’s Office for booking, and they face various drug possession and trafficking charges. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Attorneys General Call for DeMarcos Replacement

first_img March 18, 2013 432 Views Share A coalition of nine state attorneys general is petitioning the national government to replace “”Federal Housing Finance Agency””: (FHFA) Acting Director Edward DeMarco. The coalition charged DeMarco with positioning Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as a “”direct impediment to our economic recovery”” and called for his replacement in a joint letter to the president, the Senate majority leader, and the Senate minority leader Friday.[IMAGE]””The time has come for the President and Congress to work together to install a new, permanent leader at FHFA that will be a partner, not an impediment, in the national effort to comprehensively address the foreclosure crisis,”” said New York Attorney General “”Eric T. Schneiderman””:, one of the coalition members.The attorneys’ general complaint stems from DeMarco’s refusal to allow the GSEs to engage in principal reductions for struggling and underwater homeowners.The issue of principal reductions has led to a contentious and lengthy debate between DeMarco and other government officials, with DeMarco remaining firm in his stance that principal reductions are not in the best interest of the GSEs.The attorneys general argued that principal forgiveness is beneficial to homeowners, financial institutions, and the economy overall. They pointed out that this strategy is a key part of last year’s National Mortgage Settlement and assert that the FHFA’s aversion to the practice “”is inconsistent with its combined goal of asset preservation and foreclosure prevention.””The attorneys general suggested a portfolio of $200,000 loans that are performing is “”far more profitable”” than a portfolio of $250,000 non-performing loans.DeMarco’s insistence that principal forgiveness does not support the goal of asset preservation “”is not supported by reality,”” the attorneys general stated in their letter.The coalition includes Schneiderman, one of the leaders of last year’s National Mortgage Settlement, along with Massachussetts Attorney General “”Martha Coakley””: and California Attorney General “”Kamala D. Harris””:, who have also been outspoken about the foreclosure crisis.Attorneys general from “”Delaware””:, “”Illinois””:, “”Maryland””:, “”Nevada””:, “”Oregon””:, and “”Washington””: also participated in the coalition and signed Friday’s letter.””We believe that until new, permanent leadership is named to FHFA, [the GSEs] will continue to stand as a roadblock to comprehensively addressing the foreclosure crisis,”” the letter stated in its closing line. Attorneys General Call for DeMarco’s Replacementcenter_img in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Edward DeMarco Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac Investors Lenders & Servicers Principal Reduction Processing Service Providers 2013-03-18 Krista Franks Brocklast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Small Luxury Hotels of

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterSmall Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH), the champion of exclusive, independent hotels has announced two new additions this month, both part of YTL Hotels. MUSE St Tropez in France and the Kasara Niseko Village Townhouse in Japan expand the geographical diversity of the YTL hotels currently in the SLH collection, offering guests the opportunity to experience world-class hotels and resorts across four diverse countries and further cementing the relationship between the two companies.YTL Hotels currently within the SLH collection include Pangkor Laut Resort, Cameron Highlands Resort, The Majestic Malacca and Tanjong Jara Resort in Malaysia, Gaya Island Resort in Borneo and the Spa Village Resort Tembok, Bali in Indonesia.Luke Hurford, Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing for YTL Hotels says: “YTL Hotels is excited to bring two more iconic destinations to the SLH brand. Muse Saint Tropez – Ramatuelle, the epitome of style, is a chic hideaway within Saint Tropez and embodies the defining features of SLH. Niseko Village has over the past decade become the hottest ski destination in Asia and a must-ski mountain for skiers from around the world. Winter travelers find themselves returning for summer for its world-class golf courses, activities and to get a taste of Hokkaido’s renowned seafood, meats and farm-to-table seasonal produce given Niseko’s reputation as Japan’s breadbasket. Kasara Niseko Village Townhouse joins a rarefied collection of ski resorts around the world with SLH properties including Jackson Hole, Zermatt, Gstaad and Courchevel, and becomes the first at a Japanese ski resort. Partnering with SLH in Niseko is another step forward in our plans to evolve Niseko Village into one of the world’s great year-round mountain resorts.”Daniel Luddington, Vice President of Development for SLH comments: “The addition of these two exceptional properties in St Tropez and Hokkaido exemplify our independently-minded approach and provide our guests with two very different experiences in an established and an emerging destination.  They also beautifully complement the existing and iconic YTL hotels that have been with SLH for several years. We are excited that we have now been able to extend this relationship beyond Asia and look forward to continuing to provide YTL with a valuable association with SLH for many years to come.”MUSE Saint Tropez – Ramatuelle, FranceEncapsulating the laid-back glamour of the Riviera, MUSE Saint Tropez – Ramatuelle is a chic retreat that reflects architectural simplicity nestled in the heart of an award-winning ecological and self-sustainable garden designed by Sophie Agata Ambroise. Its 14 well-appointed suites open onto private gardens or wooden terraces and plunge pools in selected suites. The main pool is interpreted as a water salon surrounded by a bar, cabanas and loungers for sun seekers, massages, light meals or sundowners, complemented by soothing lounge music. The exquisite ‘M’ restaurant brings to life the flavours of the earth and sea, evoking the senses with locally sourced produce from the Mediterranean and the Atlantic coastline. Rejuvenation through old world spa traditions using exclusive spa products based on the gentle hydrolat technique where microscopic oil droplets are suspended in water, can be experienced in the comfort of each suite. In addition, concierge services, conveniences for mobile devices to complimentary shuttle services to town or the beach and custom-made bicycles, guests’ needs are met around the clock.Kasara Niseko Village Townhouse, Hokkaido, JapanLocated at the base of Mount Niseko Annupuri, Kasara Niseko Village Townhouse occupies a position at the heart of Niseko Village, an all-season destination that has become legendary among the skiing cognoscenti and internationally acclaimed for being one of the premier powder destinations in the world. Niseko Village is centrally located within the Niseko United ski area and accesses its inter-linked ski resorts, an international snow school, award-winning hotels with spa and onsen facilities, luxury residences, a dining and retail village hub, an outdoor nature park and two world-class golf courses with future development phases in the works – now made even more accessible by the extension of the bullet train service to Hokkaido which commences on 26 March. The eight exclusive townhouses are an ode to Japan’s heritage townhouses that were inhabited by craftsmen and wealthy merchants from the Edo period with bespoke interiors that embody authentic Japanese charm with contemporary elegance. Each three-bedroom townhouse accommodates up to six adults with a flexible dining area that can be converted into an additional bedroom for two children, and comes complete with a personal residence concierge. Priority privileges include a complimentary one-hour guided Niseko Village mountain orientation for advanced to expert level skiers and a welcome by instructors at your doorstep for any private ski or snowboard lessons booked during winter while during summer, golfers or families can take advantage of either complimentary rounds of golf at two renowned courses or enjoy Super Passport tickets at Pure, an activity and adventure park within Niseko Village.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

October 10 2012Different Skies celebrates its ten

first_imgOctober 10, 2012Different Skies celebrates its tenth year at Arcosanti with all-star “Space Music” concert.For a decade now, the Different Skies Festival has been one of the highlights of the Arcosanti summer concert season.This unique event features the talents of electronic and experimental musicians from around the world composing never-before-heard music specifically for the Arcosanti audience. Musicians arrive one week before the concert and write and rehearse the entire show in the days leading up to the concert on Saturday.For this, the tenth anniversary of Different Skies, founder Mike Metlay returns after absenting himself from Different Skies 2011 to helm the festival once more, and will head up an 8-man ensemble of well-loved Different Skies veterans.For this year’s band, Mike has called upon local music luminaries John Krikawa of Parity Flux (Tucson) and Russell Foster of Una Voce (Phoenix), as well as Different Skies 2011 bandleader Allen Goodman of Desert Mystic (recently relocated to Denver from Phoenix), world-famous recording artists Giles Reaves (Salt Lake City), Tim Walters (San Francisco), Dave Fulton (Portland), and Otso Pakarinen of Ozone Player (Helsinki, Finland).[practice evening on Tuesday, October 9. 2012, photo by Donald Mahoney; text by Cosanti Foundation Public Relations]The result will be an amazing collection of electronic music ranging from the ethereal and meditative to the fiercely energetic, all delivered with the humor and joy that makes Different Skies stand out among the world’s experimental music events.Mike says, “This special anniversary concert is not to be missed, and we hope to see you there!”Come early Saturday, October 13, 2012, for a 5:00 pm complimentary Tour of Arcosanti, enjoy Dinner in the Café at Arcosanti at 6:00 pm and the Performance in the Colly Soleri Amphitheater at 7:30.Dinner and Concert: $40Concert only: $20 (Children/Students: $10)For dinner reservations and more information, please contact:Arcosanti Visitor’s Center  tel: 928.632.6217, email: guests [at] arcosanti [dot] orgMENUMarinated Chili MushroomsPoached Salmon with Creamy Dill SaucePotato/Zucchini/Red Pepper CasseroleSpinach,Green Curly Leaf Lettuce and Avocado    Salad with Warm Sesame Seed VinaigretteFruit Cobbler with Vanilla Ice Cream[Different Skies performance in 2010, photo by James Horecka, AIA; text by Cosanti Foundation Public Relations]last_img read more