Will making India a 5 trillion economy bring real change asks Manish

first_imgNEW DELHI: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday questioned whether the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government’s target of making India a USD 5 trillion economy would bring any real change on the ground given that 85 percent of the country’s resources are still in the hands of 15 percent select few.The Deputy Chief Minister also asked whether people want a progressive nation or a regressive one and be content with just memories of the country’s past glories. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe AAP leader was speaking about ‘What will be the Picture of Future India’ organised here. “In the Union Budget, the government announced making India a USD 5 trillion economy in the next five years will be a priority. Jubilation and celebrations marked the announcement and those who did not celebrate were criticised. I have no doubts that India will become a USD 5 trillion economy, but not just because the government says so, but because I believe that the countrymen will make it so,” he said. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”Today, we are a USD 2.7 trillion economy and very close to achieving the USD 5 trillion target. Ten years back, we were USD 1.2 trillion. But when you are asked to celebrate, the question arises what changes shall we see in the country in this economy, as 85 percent of all resources is still in the hands of 15 percent few people,” Sisodia added. “Will this situation get corrected in the USD 5 trillion economy or remain the same? We have to decide whether we want to be a forward-looking nation or remain content remembering our past glories. We have two options before us, and I want to see my nation be a forward-looking one. It depends on you (people) what to choose as what we will collectively decide will become our destiny,” he said. Sisodia said there was a need to work in the fields of education and healthcare in order to bring real difference in the lives of people, rather than celebrating the USD 5 trillion economy target. “The aim of a religion should be spreading peace and harmony and not disharmony. Women should be given respect not just in books, but in real life. The government and elections should be a medium and not an end. Farmers should be able to live in dignity…This is the kind of India we need. We need to question the above factors as the dream and enthusiasm of the USD 5 trillion economy is lacklustre and incomplete,” he said.last_img read more

Celine Dion Opens Up About Late Husband Rene Angelil The Only Man

first_img Twitter Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Celine Dion sat down for a candid interview with Australian TV news show “The Project”, opening up about the grief she still feels over the death of husband Rene Angelil, who passed away in January 2016 after a battle with cancer.In the interview, Dion discussed how hard it was for her to watch her husband in pain during his final years.“For three years my husband did not have a sip of water or food. He was eating through a tube,” said Dion (as reported by the Daily Mail).center_img Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisementlast_img

BC premier says Site C could end up in Supreme Court over

first_img(Construction on the Site C dam in Northern British Columbia)The Canadian Press VICTORIA _ Premier John Horgan says British Columbia’s $8.8 billion Site C dam project could face ongoing legal battles over Indigenous rights and may eventually end up in the Supreme Court of Canada.Horgan made the comments Tuesday on the eve of the release of an independent review his government ordered on the economic viability of the hydroelectric dam project in northeast B.C.He said he believes Aboriginal people will continue to fight Site C in the courts.“I believe that the Indigenous people in the region who are concerned about this will continue to push their case to appeal and we’ll see where we go, and if we end up in the Supreme Court at the end of the day,” Horgan said outside the legislature.He said he’s aware that every Aboriginal court challenge of Site C so far has ended in defeat or been abandoned, but those issues were fought on environmental grounds, not land, hunting and fishing rights that are enshrined in the Constitution.In August 2015, the Federal Court dismissed an application by the Prophet River First Nation and West Moberly First Nations challenging the environmental approval of Site C by the federal government. An appeal was filed and was dismissed in January.In September 2015, the B.C. Supreme Court dismissed a petition by the same two First Nations challenging the environmental approval of Site C by the B.C. government. An appeal was filed and was dismissed in February.Crown-owned B.C. Hydro says it has been consulting with Indigenous communities and people about the project since 2007.Horgan said he expects future Indigenous legal challenges to focus on land rights.He cited the concerns raised in a report by a joint review panel in May 2014 about Site C’s potential impacts on Indigenous rights as a possible avenue for legal pursuits.The report found B.C. will eventually need the power generated by Site C, but the project would impact land and resources traditionally used by First Nations. It said the effect on treaty rights would also have to be weighed by the government.Harry Swain, chairman of the review, has since said the panel was not permitted to look at other energy solutions.“The rights and title question that Harry Swain touched upon, the constitutional barriers that he touched upon, I don’t believe the courts have addressed because that hasn’t been how the questions have been put,” said Horgan.The review by the B.C. Utilities Commission due Wednesday will serve as an independent assessment for the project, which is under construction on the Peace River.Horgan said cabinet will make a decision by the end of this year on whether to allow the project to carry on, put it on hold or stop construction.Scott Fraser, B.C.’s Indigenous relations and reconciliation minister, will meet with Aboriginal communities in the northeastern part of the province shortly after the review is released, Horgan said.Site C, which would flood agricultural land with the creation of an 83-kilometre-long reservoir, would produce 1,100 megawatts of capacity every year, enough to power about 450,000 homes.last_img read more

Hudsons Bay Co reaches agreement with activist investor Land Buildings

first_imgTORONTO – Hudson’s Bay Co. says it has reached an agreement with an activist investor to drop its opposition to an investment in the retailer by private equity firm Rhone Capital.Land & Buildings Investment Management LLC had applied last month to have the Ontario Securities Commission to review a Toronto Stock Exchange decision to conditionally approve the investment.Under the deal, HBC said Friday if it needs to raise money by issuing equity that will trigger the one-year price protection feature of the preferred shares being acquired by Rhone, then it will be done through a rights offering to all of its shareholders on a pro rata basis, as opposed to a private placement.Land & Buildings has also agreed to a standstill for a period extending through HBC’s 2018 annual meeting.Rhone Capital has agreed to invest roughly $632-million in HBC (TSX:HBC) in the form of eight-year mandatory convertible preferred shares.The investment was announced as part of a deal that will see HBC to sell its Lord & Taylor Fifth Avenue building to WeWork Property Advisors, a joint venture between WeWork and Rhone, for nearly $1.1 billion, and pursue a strategic alliance with WeWork regarding future real estate transactions.Rhone will initially hold a 21.8 per cent voting and equity interest in the company on a partially diluted basis and that could grow to 30 per cent if the preferred shares are held to their eight-year maturity.HBC and Land & Buildings have been in a war of words in recent weeks, accusing one another of misleading shareholders regarding the building’s sale and the related Rhone investment.Land & Buildings has previously urged the retailer to consider a bid for its German operations by Signa Holding and criticized the Rhone investment deal.HBC now expects to close the Rhone investment next week.HBC executive chairman Richard Baker said the company will continue to review its real estate portfolio with a view to maximizing shareholder value and the ongoing operations and business of HBC.“We look forward to ongoing engagement with, and constructive input from, Land & Buildings and our other shareholders as we pursue additional opportunities,” he said.Land & Buildings said it’s “pleased and encouraged that HBC’s management and board continues to take steps to monetize its highly valuable real estate assets.”last_img read more


first_imgWatermelon (scooped) 1 cupCantaloupe Melon (scooped) 1 cup Aragula Leaves (washed & dried) 2 cups Lemon Juice (fresh) 4 tbsp Organic Honey 2 tbsp Olive Oil 2 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar 1 cup Pumpkin Seeds (roasted) tbsp Feta ½ cup Also Read – PUMPKIN MASH, TAMATAR RASSASalt to taste Pepper to tastePreparation Take a bowl and blend olive oil, honey, lemon juice, salt and pepper thoroughly. Add balsamic vinegar and put it on low flame. Reduce the mixture till it comes to a glaze consistency. Scoop watermelon and keep in the fridge to chill. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, add the dressing and the aragula. Toss it well. Place the dressed aragula in a plate along with the watermelon. Crumble the feta on top of the salad and garnish with pumpkin seeds. (Courtesy: Pawan Bisht, Corporate and R&D Executive, Verandah, Delhi)last_img read more

UN environment chief calls on governments to invest in New Green Deal

20 April 2009The head of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has called on governments to invest a significant amount of their $3 trillion-worth of stimulus packages in a new “green economy” to defeat the crises facing the world. Governments must play their part in shaping and focusing markets to deliver long-term environmental benefits if the world is to surmount the current food, fuel, financial and economic crises it faces, said UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner in a speech at Tel Aviv University yesterday.Mr. Steiner told the audience that time and again resource-efficient, low-carbon and environmentally friendly products and processes have failed to make their way out of research laboratories. “The market failed to read the writing on the wall or see the climate and energy security street signs coming up fast on the international highway.” He noted that the oil crisis of the late 1970s and early 1980s saw around $1 billion of investment into research and development in solar powered energy halving the cost per unit of electricity, not enough for commercialization.“The oil price dropped and so did widespread enthusiasm for solar power. Only now are generation prices beginning to fall towards competitiveness [but] we have wasted nearly three precious decades,” he added.He noted, however, a UNEP Policy Brief for a Global Green New Deal, which highlights the benefits of investing a significant amount of proposed government economic stimulus money on five key sectors from renewable energy to sustainable transport.“The question now is how will the around $3 trillion-worth of stimulus packages be spent-on the old brown economy or a new green one that might set the stage for a truly sustainable century?” asked Mr. Steiner.The Brief – developed with economists, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) among others – spotlights how some economies, including China, Korea, the United States and the United Kingdom, have already committed part of their stimulus packages to green investments. Mr. Steiner stressed that investing 1 per cent of global gross domestic product (GDP) into five key sectors could be key to a “Global Green New Deal.”These areas include raising the energy efficiency of old and new buildings, as well as investing in renewable energies including wind, solar, geothermal and biomass. The three other areas are sustainable transport including hybrid vehicles; high-speed rail and bus rapid transit systems; the planet’s ecological infrastructure including freshwaters, forests, soils and coral reefs; and sustainable agriculture including organic production.“The Policy Brief also calls for a range of specific measures aimed at assisting poorer countries to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and green their economies,” noted Mr. Steiner.The measures include an expansion of microcredit schemes for clean energy, reform of subsidies from fossil fuels to fisheries and the greening of overseas development aid, he said. “Japan, which has already launched a multi-billion yen green stimulus package for its economy, has just announced a $5 billion loan fund for developing economies seeking to boost their renewable energy sector,” he pointed out. read more

Security Council condemns deadly terrorist attacks against mosques in Yemen

The attacks – perpetrated on 17 June – targeted three mosques in Yemen’s capital city in the latest bout of violence to convulse the war-torn country.“The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security, and that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable regardless of their motivation,” the 15-member body declared in a press statement issued late this afternoon.In addition, the Council reiterated its determination “to combat all forms of terrorism” and underlined the need to bring the perpetrators, organizers and financiers of the attacks to justice.During the period spanning 11 to 15 June, a total of 50 civilians, including 18 children and 11 women, were killed in the ongoing fighting in Yemen, bringing the total number of civilian deaths to 1,412, with another 3,423 confirmed as injured, according to UN data. The Organization recently reported that the total casualty figures from the country’s conflict have surpassed 2,600.Concluding their press statement, meanwhile, Security Council members also reminded States that “they must ensure that measures taken to combat terrorism comply with all their obligations under international law.”Yemen’s hostilities – which began in mid-March – have only deepened the country’s existent humanitarian crisis, plunging civilians even further into despair. Already the poorest nation in the Gulf region prior to the fighting, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) recently stressed that more than 15 million Yemenis do not have access to basic healthcare, with 53 health facilities closed and malnutrition increasing. Eighty per cent of the country’s population is currently in need of critical humanitarian aid.At the same time, the country’s extensive archaeological and historic heritage has been increasingly under threat following a surge in aerial bombing raids in the Old City of Sana’a.This past Monday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon attended the opening in Geneva of UN-backed consultations among Yemeni stakeholders, telling the press that the parties in Yemen had a responsibility to end the fighting and begin a real process of peace and reconciliation. “Yemen’s very existence hangs in the balance. While parties bicker, Yemen burns,” Mr. Ban underscored at that time.The consultations are being facilitated by UN Special Envoy, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, who yesterday said the fact that both Yemeni delegations are in now Geneva to participate in the consultations “an important start towards the return to a political process.” read more

49ersBuccaneers Preview Capsule

SAN FRANCISCO (2-8) at TAMPA BAY (3-7)Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FoxOPENING LINE – Buccaneers by 5RECORD VS. SPREAD – San Francisco 3-7, Tampa Bay 3-6-1SERIES RECORD – San Francisco leads 17-6LAST MEETING – Buccaneers beat 49ers 34-17, Oct. 23, 2016LAST WEEK – 49ers bye, lost to Giants 27-23 on Nov. 12; Buccaneers lost to Giants 38-35AP PRO32 RANKING – 49ers No. 30, Buccaneers No. 2749ERS OFFENSE – OVERALL (17), RUSH (3), PASS (21).49ERS Defence – OVERALL (10), RUSH (13), PASS (15).BUCCANEERS OFFENSE – OVERALL (1), RUSH (27), PASS (1).BUCCANEERS Defence – OVERALL (28), RUSH (19), PASS (28).STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — 49ers have won four of past six regular-season games between teams. Tampa Bay won only playoff meeting 31-6 in 2002. … 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan began pro coaching career as offensive quality control coach for Buccaneers from 2004-05. General manager John Lynch spent first 11 years of playing career with Tampa Bay. … 49ers QB Nick Mullens has thrown for 512 pass yards with four touchdowns vs. two interceptions in two career starts. … 49ers RB Matt Breida averages NFL-leading 5.59 yards per rush. … 49ers TE George Kittle had career-best nine receptions for 83 yards against Giants two weeks ago. He has 13 catches for 191 yards and one TD in his past two games. … Since entering NFL in 2011, 49ers CB Richard Sherman is only player with at least 30 interceptions (32) and 100 passes defenced (103). … Bucs QB Jameis Winston returns to starting role after being benched following four-interception performance at Cincinnati on Oct. 28. Winston led four consecutive TD drives after replacing Ryan Fitzpatrick during second half of last week’s road loss to Giants. … Bucs RB Peyton Barber coming off rushing for career-best 106 yards against Giants. … Bucs WR Mike Evans has five 100-yard games and five TDs receiving this season. … Bucs DE Jason Pierre-Paul leads team with 9 1/2 sacks. Tampa Bay hasn’t had player finish with at least 10 since Simeon Rice in 2005. … Fantasy tip: 49ers’ Kittle ranks second in NFL with 539 yards after catch and third among TEs with 50 receptions and 775 yards receiving. With Bucs TE O.J. Howard out after suffering season-ending ankle/foot injury last week, TE Cameron Brate’s role increases. He’s been favourite target of Winston’s and has 20 career TD catches.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/tag/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLThe Associated Press read more

The Triple Crown Slump Is Even Slumpier Than You Think

On Saturday, California Chrome became the 34th horse to win the Preakness Stakes and Kentucky Derby, and thus the 34th horse with a chance to complete the Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes, to be held June 7. Of the 33 previous horses that had such an opportunity, 11 succeeded — from Sir Barton in 1919 to Affirmed in 1978.The last 12 horses to win the Derby and the Preakness have failed to complete the Triple Crown, which has a historical success rate of 33 percent. The current slump is unlikely: The odds of it happening by chance are about 1 in 130 — nearly the same as the 2011 Atlanta Braves failing to make Major League Baseball’s playoffs with 18 games remaining and an 8.5-game lead for the wild card.Another way to assess the likelihood of the slump is to use the historical odds at the time each race occurred. For example, in 1979, when Spectacular Bid entered the Belmont with the Triple Crown at stake, about 52 percent (11/21) of such attempts had succeeded. The success rate for horses when Pleasant Colony entered the Belmont in 1981 was 50 percent (11/22). And before Alysheba’s attempt in 1987, it was 48 percent (11/23), and so on. (The results for this approach are below.)But the 12 races in question aren’t the only Triple Crown attempts to fall short: They’re the only ones we knew about at the time. What if time weren’t a constraint?In order, the Triple Crown races go, the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. Let’s ignore order. Since 1979, there have been five horses that won the Preakness and Belmont but came up short in the Derby — let’s call these failed “reverse” attempts. There have been two horses that won the Derby and the Belmont but not the Preakness — let’s call these failed “gutshot” attempts. (All seven horses ran in all three events.) This brings our total failed Triple Crown attempts since 1979 to 19.Between 1919 and 1978, horses actually converted atemporal Triple Crown attempts at a higher rate than temporal ones, winning their “final” leg in 55 percent of opportunities (33/60) versus 52 percent in the Belmont alone.Here are year-by-year cumulative odds for the temporal and atemporal slumps:Note that I used a logarithmic scale on the y-axis, so each gridline represents the event being 10 times less likely than the gridline below. From this perspective, the atemporal Triple Crown slump looks spectacular.If you think those figures seem ridiculous, let’s look at the odds posted by the favorites at the Belmont each year.The odds of all 11 horses that raced in the Belmont losing at their race odds (by chance) are only 1 in 20,000 —  about the odds of a random pitcher throwing a perfect game on a given night (and that’s not counting I’ll Have Another, who in 2012 was 4:5 to win but scratched on race day).Although historically comparable pari-mutuel odds won’t be available until the Wednesday before the Belmont, various online/offshore futures markets list California Chrome at close to even money.This seems high relative to the overall Belmont conversion rate of 33 percent (much less the dismal rate in recent years), but there’s good news for California Chrome in our analysis as well. Factoring in atemporal Triple Crown attempts significantly increases the chances that the present slump has a legitimate cause, but it also mitigates the slump’s impact on the historical record. Including our 19 failed attempts since 1979, horses have converted 42 percent (33 of 79) of such opportunities. read more

Mens Soccer Maisonneuve looks back on difficult first season

Ohio State men’s soccer head coach Brian Maisonneuve watches the Buckeyes play in the first half of the game against the University of South Florida on Sept. 7, 2018. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorIn the days following the Ohio State men’s soccer team’s season-ending loss to Northwestern in the Big Ten tournament, head coach Brian Maisonneuve took time to reflect on his first season on the job and how he plans to lead the program going forward.Maisonneuve was hired this past spring after serving as an assistant coach from 2010-17 at Indiana, his alma mater. What made the decision to leave easier, as well as the transition to Columbus, was the fact that Maisonneuve spent nine seasons playing for the Columbus Crew during his professional career. “Ohio State was the only program I would have left IU for. I was fortunate to have eight great years there, as a coach and obviously as a player as well,” Maisonneuve said. “It was an honor to come back to Columbus, to work for this athletic department and to be a part of this program. It’s exciting and it was just a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”The 2018 Ohio State men’s soccer team (1-15-2, 0-7-1 Big Ten) failed to find consistency in key areas of the game, including a dormant offense that failed to find any footing in the attacking half until the final stages of the season.“Early on we had some issues. Towards the end I thought we were getting the ball in good spots. I thought we were creating opportunities,” Maisonneuve said. “We just weren’t finishing,” Maisonneuve said getting reps in and around the goal during practice was often a key emphasis for the Buckeyes, yet the schedule at times prevented them from getting into a rhythm.“The hardest part in that part of the season was actually finding training days to work with the guys, because when you play two games in five days or two games in six days, by the time you finish the game the next day is recovery,” Maisonneuve said. “You have one day to hit on a couple of things and then it’s the day before, which is pretty light and then you play again.”Maisonneuve said the Buckeyes were lacking in the technical facet at times, whether it was team members getting clean strikes on their shot attempts or making effective contact with their heads. Yet in other practices, Maisonneuve said, the Buckeyes proved effective in finding the back of the net. By the end of the year, Maisonneuve said he believed his team executed the correct passes and created the necessary chances to win games, but lacked the finishing touch that would get them on the scoreboard. He specifically cited various close calls in the team’s regular season finale at Wisconsin and Ohio State’s season-ending loss to Northwestern in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament. For Maisonneuve, inconsistencies on the defensive side of the ball came when the Buckeyes trotted out an entirely new four-man back line with the exception of sophomore defender Will Hirschmann. This unfamiliarity with one another led to occasional issues in terms of moving together as a unit and developing and maintaining quality spacing between defenders, Maisonneuve said.“Our toughest part of the schedule was definitely at the end. I said it couple of times, I do think if our schedule was flipped we might have beat some of those teams early on if we were playing like we were at the end of the season,” Maisonneuve said. “However, I don’t know if we are able to get to where we were at the end of the season if the schedule was flipped.” Maisonneuve said he gives the Buckeyes a ton of credit because what was asked of them was tough.“It was one of those years where we couldn’t catch a break,” Maisonneuve said. “On the flip side I know you create your own breaks and you create your own luck, but between getting scored on with nine seconds left, with 19 seconds left, with 73 seconds left, a couple unfortunate red cards, a couple goals called back … it just seemed one of those years.” Maisonneuve said the fact that the Buckeyes played their best soccer and had their most productive training sessions at the end of a one-win season says a lot about the character of the players in the locker room.“We had our dips. We had a lot of conversations about the process, the culture, or teammates and having each other’s back and we continued to build that side of it because I’m a true believer if you don’t get the culture right, your X’s and O’s don’t matter,” Maisonneuve said. When it came to the coaching staff, Maisonneuve said his three biggest targets were Sergio Gonzalez, Matt Foldesy and Chad Barson. He said not only do they have great soccer minds, but they were great people for the team to be around, as they understand what it is like to be part of a family.“They’re guys I knew from the past that I’ve worked with, coached before or coached alongside, so I needed a staff that I knew could come in, in good times, bad times, through a season like this or the good seasons that are coming ahead of us, that were going to be able to stick together and that was huge,” Maisonneuve said. As for returning players, he cited plenty of starting players who impressed him with their potential to make a difference on next year’s squad. Maisonneuve named junior defenders Osman Fofanah and CC Uche and redshirt junior goalkeeper Parker Siegfried as big-time contributors on the defensive side of the ball.Meanwhile, he praised two freshmen, midfielder Xavier Green and forward Devyn Etling, who he said “were called upon to pull the strings,” along with a trio of midfielders in sophomore Joshua Jackson-Ketchup and juniors Jake Scheper and Jack Holland. Looking forward, Maisonneuve said the sky’s the limit for the Ohio State men’s soccer program. He said he believes this season’s struggles are something returning players can learn and gain confidence from, so they can understand what it will take to be a successful team moving forward. “Some people say, ‘Well Mais, now you get to start over.’ Well, I don’t want to start over because I think we made some strides. We laid the foundation. It didn’t show up in the wins and losses, but this group coming back knows what it’s going to take to make that jump,” he said. read more

Tucville businessman held at gunpoint by duo robbed of cash valuables

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related71-yr-old Berbice businessman beaten, robbedNovember 6, 2016In “Crime”Gunmen terrorise, rob Berbice businessmanSeptember 2, 2019In “Crime”Gunmen invade Georgetown business, assault and rob ownerJuly 21, 2018In “Crime” A 36-year-old businessman was this afternoon (Wednesday) robbed by two armed bandits at his, Turn Street, Tucville home.This publication was informed that the businessman, identified as Steve Wharton, was robbed of approximately $279,000 in cash and two cell phones valued at $55,000, among other items.Wharton operates a super bet shop at the said address and he was about to close his shop when the two robbers, who were both armed with hand guns, held him at gunpoint.One of them reportedly took him into the shop and demanded that he hand over all his valuables, to which he complied.Shortly after the two bandits made good their escape.The matter has since been reported to the police, who are currently investigating. read more

Mount Isa miners to benefit from NGP gas following JemenaSantos deal

first_imgMiners in the Mount Isa region of Queensland, Australia, look set to benefit from a new supply of power, after energy infrastructure company, Jemena, signed a transportation contract with Australia power producer, Santos, to ship gas across the new Northern Gas Pipeline (NGP).The contract, which means around 80% of the NGP’s total available capacity in year one is spoken for, will see Jemena ship around 8 TJ/d of gas across the 622 km pipeline.The A$800 million ($580 million) NGP, which will connect Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory with Mount Isa in Queensland, is still in construction. First gas from the 92 TJ/d facility is scheduled to flow in late 2018.The agreement with Santos comes after Jemena announced it had signed a contract with Incitec Pivot Limited (IPL) to deliver 32 TJ/d of gas to IPL’s Gibson Island facility in Queensland. This facility makes up one half of IPL’s Brisbane operations (the other being its Pinkenba site), which produce ammonia, urea, CO2 as well as granulated fertiliser products.Jemena’s Executive General Manager of Corporate Development, Antoon Boey, said the new agreement will see Jemena transport gas for three years from the first day of commercial pipeline operations for Santos.“This agreement provides more much-needed gas to the mining and processing sector in the Mount Isa area, and is a positive for the local community, who will benefit not only from jobs which rely on gas as a direct feedstock, but from the flow-on effects of having a vibrant local economy and industry,” he said.last_img read more

Geek deals 422 Dell U2413 IPS monitor 89 128GB SSD more

first_imgOur other top deals:Ends today: OCZ Vertex 450 128GB SSD for $89.99 plus free shipping (reg. $129.99 | via Newegg)Microsoft Surface Windows RT tablet 32GB (refurbished) for $299 plus free shipping (reg. $349 | via Microsoft Store)Microsoft Xbox LIVE 12-month Gold Membership card for $39.99 plus free shipping (reg. $59.99 | via Newegg on eBay) The UltraSharp U2413 from Dell has all the premium specs we could want: IPS LCD panel, 1920×1200 resolution, LED backlight, fully adjustable stand, extensive digital inputs, and a three-year warranty. IPS technology is the cream of the crop today, offering extra-wide viewing angles and deeper, richer colors; there’s a reason why Apple uses it so much. The resolution may not sound like much of an upgrade over 1080p, but the extra vertical resolution is surprisingly helpful.An overlooked aspect of any monitor is its stand. Most budget monitors have a stand that will give you at best five degrees of tilt adjustment. The U2413’s stand allows an extensive range of motion via tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustments, ensuring you can achieve the ideal ergonomic setup based on your work area.It will connect to nearly any computer via DVI, DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort, and HDMI inputs, and even has a USB 3.0 hub built-in. The wide color gamut supported by the U2413’s new LED backlight means it’s suitable for professional users, like graphic artists. All of this is backed up by a three-year warranty that includes advance exchange, free shipping, and bright pixel coverage.We’ve seen this popular 2013 model marked down a hair below $400 only one time prior, for a very limited-time sale, and today’s deal is the lowest price we’ve seen in months. Take advantage of the two stackable coupons and upgrade today. You’ll have to hurry though, we expect this deal to end today.Dell UltraSharp U2413 1920×1200 24-inch IPS monitor for $422.99 plus free shipping (reg. $599.99 | use both coupons G8RBT2GDLSB$VD and 9QB025WNJ3X$MJ)last_img read more

ASA Urges Support of Pesticide Permitting Bill in House

first_imgASA and dozens of other agriculture stakeholders signed on to a letter this week to the four House sponsors of H.R. 935, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2013. Identical legislation (H.R. 872) passed the House in 2012, which would eliminate new permitting requirements for pesticide applications that occur over water.The agriculture community has long maintained that these applications are regulated by the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and that new permitting requirements are duplicative and unnecessary. The cosponsors of the legislation are Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio), Austin Scott (R-Ga.), Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) and Mike McIntyre (D-N.C.).”(A)ll pesticide applications are already stringently regulated through FIFRA, including applications to and near water. EPA’s FIFRA registration program contains specific consideration for such use patterns,” stated the groups in the letter. “The permits’ compliance requirements impose resource and liability burdens on thousands of small businesses, farms, municipalities, counties, and state and federal agencies legally responsible for protecting public health, and exposes them to citizen lawsuits over infractions as minor as paperwork violations. Ultimately, we believe that the permit jeopardizes public health protection and the economy as regulators and businesses expend time and resources to implement and comply with these permits, all for no additional environmental benefits.”last_img read more

Hong Kong Tourism introduces Discover Hong Kong Like a Local in India

first_imgHong Kong has long been a popular holiday destination among Indian travellers for the cosmopolitan city with iconic skyline and world-class theme parks. However, Hong Kong has a lot more to offer. The Hong Kong Tourism Board’s (HKTB) new brand approach ‘Discover Hong Kong like a Local’ aims to highlight new and unique experiences that will appeal to travellers who are now seeking authentic local experiences where they can see, hear, taste and feel the real culture of a destination. The three new core experiences that will be introduced under ‘Discover Hong Kong Like a Local’ include local culture, great outdoors and local dining, each of which will have new and exciting attractions, experiences and itineraries curated specifically for Indian travellers.Hong Kong is known as a vibrant, bustling city but it is also a melting pot of rich culture that blends a modern city with ancient traditions. Under its local culture program, HKTB will highlight experiences like walking tours around rejuvenated neighbourhoods of Old Town Central which represents a confluence of East and West and Sham Shui Po which is known as a shopping paradise for bargain deals, visits to local temples and monasteries like Po Lin Monastery and Man Mo temple, ancient traditions like tea appreciation, enjoying local festivals and attractions like Dragon Boat festival, Aqua Luna cruise, Victoria Peak, gondola ride to Big Buddha and nightlife experiences including pub crawls.Local dining has been one of the key drivers among Indian travellers. With 14,000 restaurants that includes Michelin star dining to street foods, the HKTB will highlight different experiences including must-try local foods like dim sums, egg tarts, lo mai gai, roast goose and vegetarian dining options that are relatively unknown among Indian travellers. A new introduction to the Indian market this year will be the ‘Great Outdoors’. What most travellers are unaware of is that 40% of Hong Kong is covered in nature and country parks and the city has a lot to offer in outdoor experiences. Under the program, the HKTB will highlight urban/nature hiking trails, cycling path with scenic views city parks, outdoor adventure sports, visits to beaches and quaint villages in outlying islands and a GeoPark which is a UNESCO heritage site.To promote ‘Discover Hong Kong Like a Local’, the HKTB will invest in a number of consumer and trade programs. A recent consumer program included the collaboration with Bollywood actress Yami Gautam. Given her popularity among Indians and her affinity for travel, Gautam was chosen to endorse Hong Kong’s unique local cultural experiences and promote her favourite picks through social media and media. This collaboration will be further amplified through a trade collaboration with Klook and Cathay Pacific Airways (CX) in India. Through the collaboration, Klook will curate diverse destination experiences that will help re-invigorate interest in Hong Kong as a holiday destination. CX will be offering special fares on both its Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon brands for experiences booked on the Klook platform.The HKTB will also host its annual travel mission in India from August 27 – 30 in the key markets of Bengaluru, Mumbai and Delhi. As a part of the mission, a delegation of 37 Hong Kong trade members comprising of Hong Kong land operators, hoteliers, cruise companies and popular attractions will visit and network with Indian trade members. The trade partners will be introduced to new attractions and products and educated about the latest destination updates. A special B2B contest, the Hong Kong Great Outdoors digital contest called #GreatOutdoorsHongKong, will remain open till August 30 for Indian trade partners as a part of the Hong Kong Specialist Club program. Trade partners will have an opportunity to win a trip to Hong Kong to have their own unique Hong Kong experiences that will, in turn, help them promote the destination better.In 2018, HKTB will continue to promote the unique experiences of the destination with partners collaboration, such as joint promotion with GoPro India and a TV travelogue program with a travel/food channel to promote new dining experiences in Hong Kong.last_img read more

Arson destroys farming equipment

first_imgWatering equipment worth some €10,000 was destroyed by fire in Paphos in what police say was a deliberate act.The equipment was located in a field in the area of Ahelia, belonging to a 43-year-old man.The fire was put out by the fire service before it spread. The equipment, worth €10,000 was destroyed.Investigators found flammable material at the scene, suggesting that the fire had been set deliberately.Various items were collected for further tests.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppGet Maximum Privacy with Minimum EffortFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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