US confirms Canadian passport holders excused from ban industry reacts

first_img Travelweek Group Share << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: America, Donald Trump U.S. confirms Canadian passport holders excused from ban, industry reacts With file from the Canadian Press Wednesday, February 1, 2017 WASHINGTON — The U.S. government has provided some clarity: Canadian passport-holders have the right to travel to the United States, despite days of confusing, contradictory messages about President Trump’s travel restrictions.Four days after the order was announced, the American administration held its first detailed news conference Tuesday shedding light on who can still travel to the U.S. and who can’t – at least not until the order is reviewed in a few months.The U.S. government confirmed publicly what it has privately told the Canadian government: that citizens of non-affected countries, including dual citizens, are exempt by the travel freeze on seven majority-Muslim countries.It was a relevant question for about 35,000 Canadians. That’s how many have dual citizenship with the seven affected countries, and some of those Canadians may have jobs, families, and homes in the U.S.“Travellers will be assessed at our border based on the passport they present – not any dual national status. So if you’re a citizen of the United Kingdom, you present your United Kingdom passport,” said Kevin McAleenan, acting commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency. “The executive order does not apply to you.”More news:  War of words between Transat, Group Mach ramps upHe made those remarks next to his boss, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. The newly named cabinet secretary said the order will be followed humanely.The order still applies to temporary visitors with visas. Visa holders will be denied the right to board flights to the U.S., and sent to State Department representatives for additional instruction.The order could be temporary, and will be reviewed in several months.Early accounts were laden with confusion. The State Department stated that it applied to dual citizens. Some officials suggested it might also ban permanent U.S. residents. Those mixed messages sowed concern around the globe.Airports were hit with protests, as hundreds of travellers were detained. McAleenan said about 721 travellers were denied the right to board planes among the 500,000 non-Americans travelling to the U.S.The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) President & CEO David Scowsill issued a scathing statement following the order. “The Executive Order issued by US President Trump on 27 January 2017 banning travel to the US from seven countries for 90 days goes directly against the fundamental right of Freedom to Travel. It has created immense confusion among travellers and travel companies worldwide,” Scowsill said. “WTTC believes that all people have the right to cross international borders safely and efficiently for business and tourism purposes. The blanket suspension of admittance of travellers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen to the US flies against this principle.”More news:  Marriott Int’l announces 5 new all-inclusive resorts in D.R. & MexicoMeanwhile, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) also lashed out, saying that “entry requirements for the United States were changed significantly and immediately … The [executive order] was issued without prior coordination or warning, causing confusion among both airlines and travellers.”Tour operators have also issued statements, including Intrepid Travel, who said that it “stands against any policy that closes borders, separates families, discriminates against religion or demonizes the less fortunate.” The statement also said that the company “strongly urges the American government to reinstate the rights of migrants and foreign citizens to enter the United States.” Posted bylast_img read more

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The BBC is to reduce the video offering on its Red

first_imgThe BBC is to reduce the video offering on its Red Button service on Sky, Freesat and Virgin Media from five streams to one as part of a series of changes to the Red Button service.Tom Williams, development editor for red button and dual screen in BBC Vision, said the consolidation of the video service, which will take place on October 15, was necessary because the cost of using linear broadcast technology to deliver multiple streams. The Freeview version of the service delivers only a single video stream.Williams said the change “in no way signals the demise of BBC Red Button”. He said the service would continue to support a wide range of TV and radio output including events such as Wimbledon and the Glastonbury Festival. However, the reduction in the number of video streams will mean that the BBC will no longer be able to offer multiscreen coverage of big events via broadcast platforms. The multiscreen services will continue to be available online, meaning that viewers with access to connected TV services will be able to view them on TV. Williams said the BBC was “developing new ways of bringing enhanced coverage of major events to your televisions in the future”.The BBC will move forward with plans to develop its ‘Connected Red Button’ service, outlined earlier this year by BBC on-demand general manager Daniel Danker, combining elements of the Red Button service with elements of BBC Online. New functions will include live restart of programmes. The first version of the service is set to launch later this year.last_img read more

Russian service provider Rostelecom has awarded co

first_imgRussian service provider Rostelecom has awarded contracts for the supply of equipment to build Metro Ethernet fibre-to-the-building and GPON fibre networks.The operator placed contracts worth RUB1.570 billion (€34.5 million), saving over 35% on its initial maximum budget.Rostelecom is placing orders worth RUB375.7 million for access switches, RUB183.1 million for aggregation equipment, RUB708.1 million for FTTB cabinets and RUB303.3 million for GPON equipment.last_img

It was also agreed that there was a need for incre

first_imgIt was also agreed that there was a need for increased and targeted enforcement to seize alcohol from under 18’s and more engagement with off licences to help address the issue.Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Alderman Hilary McClintock described the meeting as extremely informative and worthwhile.She said: “This is an issue of real concern to everyone and in particular to residents living close to St Columb’s Park.“We all want our young people to enjoy themselves but we want them to be safe and to be informed. Ongoing problems of underage drinking in St Columb’s ParkA multi-agency group meeting, chaired by Mayor Alderman Hilary McClintock, has met at Derry City and Strabane District Council Offices to discuss ongoing concerns and issues with anti-social behaviour caused by underage drinking across the City and District.Top of the agenda was the ongoing problems at St Columb’s Park, where residents have been concerned following reports of large numbers of young people gathering and consuming alcohol during periods of good weather.Two teenage girls reported to police that they were raped in the park earlier this month. One team boy was charged with rape and released on bailA second man arrested over a separate incident has been released on bail pending further inquiries.The meeting was called following a number of incidents of antisocial behaviour in a number of areas over the last few weeks in an effort to offer reassurance to the public with regard to safety in public areas and parks across the City and District.The meeting, which was attended by representatives from a number of agencies including the PSNI, Council and CCI, agreed to take forward a number of actions in an effort to address the problem.They included an increased proactive partnership approach to dealing with the issues raised including the early identification of incidents and early intervention, increased security and monitoring in problem areas, ongoing engagement with schools and the youth sector to raise awareness of the problem and proactive communication to encourage responsible behaviour in young people. MAYOR HILARY MCCLINTOCKMULTI-AGENCY GROUP’S PROACTIVE APPROACH SET TO ASSIST WITH UNDERAGE DRINKING ISSUESSt Columb’s ParkSUPT GORDON MCCALMONT ShareTweet “The issue of underage drinking in parks and open spaces is of significant concern to local residents and the wider public, who feel intimidated and afraid to go to places where young people are congregating.“There is also concern about the number of alleged incidents where teenagers have been the victims of alleged alcohol related crimes and it’s everyone’s responsibility to be proactive in doing what we can to address the issue and find solutions to the problem.”Encouraging the public to assist with the solution, the Mayor said it was important that residents and the public report issues and incidents where they notice young people gathering with alcohol, to the PSNI or the Community Safety Wardens so that action can be taken to prevent anti-social behaviour.She added that parents and grandparents also have an important role to play in knowing where their child under 18 is, what they are doing and speak to them about responsible behaviour and personal safety.“We want everyone to be able to enjoy and to be safe in our parks and open spaces.Alcohol recently seized by police in Derry’s St Columbs Park from under age children“By working together we can help change attitudes and behaviours and get the entire community to get involved in helping us resolve this problem.”The PSNI’s Derry City and Strabane District Commander Superintendent Gordon McCalmont said: “The commitment to address the wider issues relating to anti-social behaviour is both positive and welcomed.“Policing ASB can be resource intensive, especially over the summer months, and while we recognise that we have a part to play around enforcement, there is a collective responsibility involving partners, parents and community leaders to tackle the underlying factors that lead to anti-social activity.”Karen Phillips, Director of Environment and Regeneration with Derry City and Strabane District Council said drinking alcohol in parks and open spaces is not permitted and will not be tolerated and Council will continue to work closely with its partners, in particular PSNI, CCI and St Columb’s Park House in order to deal with these issues and to prevent recurrence.The contact numbers for the Community Safety Wardens are as follows – 07709457690 or 07736213140.And the non-emergency number for the PSNI is 101.MULTI-AGENCY GROUP’S PROACTIVE APPROACH SET TO ASSIST WITH UNDERAGE DRINKING ISSUES was last modified: May 16th, 2017 by John2John2 Tags:last_img read more

Emission systems Demand for platinum in autocatal

first_img Emission systems. Demand for platinum in autocatalysts dropped by 1% in 2012, mostly due to lower vehicle production in Europe and lower market share of diesel engines. However, emission-system demand from Japan and India is expected to increase, and diesel-emission controls recently introduced in Beijing will also support industrial demand for both metals. Auto sales in China rose a whopping 19.5% in the first two months of the year and are 6.5% higher in the US than a year ago. Platinum is a precious metal, as is palladium, though to a lesser degree. However, like silver, both are also industrial metals. Unlike silver, it’s their industrial use that is the primary price driver for both platinum and palladium – and that use is undergoing a fundamental shift. The largest source of demand for platinum and palladium is the automotive industry, for use in autocatalysts. In turn, the fortunes of the auto industry are sensitive to the health of the world’s major economies. We’ve been bearish on platinum-group metals for years, primarily because we weren’t convinced a healthy – much less roaring – world economy could be sustained when so many governments continue spending beyond their means. We reconsidered the market last year, when strikes in South Africa – home to 75% of global platinum production and 95% of known reserves – threatened supplies. But as we wrote last December, the strikes ended without great impact on long-term supply. Since then, however, the fundamentals of this market have changed. Others may disagree with our economic outlook, which is still bearish, but it’s due to supply issues – not demand – that our interest is now drawn to these metals, and particularly to palladium. Here’s a look at global supply against auto-industry demand for both metals. Demand. Autocatalytic demand rose by 7% in 2012, as palladium can be easily substituted for platinum in emission-control systems for gas-powered motors (but not diesel-powered ones), such as are favored in China and India. In fact, several experts we consulted were more bullish on palladium than platinum due to this “substitution factor” – and China just mandated catalytic systems for all cars in the country. Palladium investment demand was positive last year, though palladium jewelry has yet to gain traction in China, one of the world’s biggest jewelry markets. Total jewelry demand for palladium was 11% lower in 2012. However, we expect a greater shift to palladium in the expanding Asian automotive market, which in turn will boost palladium prices. The fundamental drivers of the palladium market are similar to those for platinum, which makes the palladium market an equally attractive investment. If this all weren’t bad enough, most companies’ production costs are now above current platinum and palladium prices. This can only be solved one way: higher metals prices. Bottom Line The supply disruptions in South Africa combined with secondary factors have led to deficits in both metals that won’t be erased overnight. Such imbalances, together with mainstream expectations of global economic growth, create a favorable environment for PGM price appreciation. This much seems like a safe bet. There is, however, a great deal of speculative upside in the not-inconceivable case of South Africa going off the rails in a major way. Massive – not marginal – supply disruptions in the world’s main source of both metals would send their prices through the roof. You get this speculative potential “for free” when you bet on the more conservative projections that call for rising prices regardless. While we wait for our gold positions to rebound, an investment in platinum and palladium could be very profitable. How to invest? You can learn which company is our #1 pick for this space with a risk-free trial subscription to BIG GOLD. Note: our longer-term outlook remains in place: most G7 economies are not fundamentally sound and continue to print money. Gold is still our priority asset class, so we don’t recommend that investors replace their gold holdings with platinum and palladium investment vehicles. This PGM trend is simply an addition to and diversification of our current investment strategy. Recycling. This important source of supply is falling in reaction to lower metals prices. It is estimated that recycling fell by 11% in 2012. Investment. Although it represents just 6% of total demand for the metal, investor demand nonetheless grew 6.5% last year, adding to pressure on supplies. Given these factors – primarily the first one – a supply deficit stretching into 2014 seems almost certain. Until South Africa can resolve its labor and power issues, pressure on platinum supply will remain, producing a favorable environment for rising prices. Palladium Palladium, platinum’s “little brother,” also faces a market imbalance. In 2012, the deficit totaled 915,000 ounces, the highest level since 2001. Supply. Russia is the second-largest producer of palladium, and some analysts report that rumors of its stockpile being close to depletion are true. Recycling is also falling, and production disruptions in South Africa – the largest producer of palladium – are the same as outlined for platinum. Overall supply of the metal is falling. Jewelry. Worldwide demand for platinum jewelry rose last year, with strong demand coming from China and growth in India, and is mainly the consequence of lower prices. Jewelry accounts for 30% of total platinum demand. Approximately 55% of platinum and the bulk of palladium supply was used in catalytic systems last year. The shrinking supply that’s under way with both metals is obvious, and palladium is approaching a supply/demand crunch. Here’s what’s going on… Platinum The fall in platinum supply has been so great that it moved from a surplus in 2011 to a deficit in 2012, with Johnson Matthey estimating that deficit to hit 400,000 ounces, the highest level since 2003. Why the shift? Labor strife and power outages. The mining industry in South Africa is, frankly, a mess. Labor strikes continue to haunt the platinum mining companies. The largest mining union in South Africa, AMCU, recently refused to sign a collective bargaining agreement on worker compensation, and CNBC is predicting a massive strike. Amplats, the world’s largest platinum producer, is threatening to cut 14,000 jobs and mothball two operating mines due to various issues. Meanwhile, power outages, a longstanding problem, continue unresolved; they have already forced the closure of some mines and are widely expected to cause further cuts in production. As a result, supply from mining is expected to decline another 10% this year.last_img read more

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Uber Is Having a Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Week

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Arjun Kharpal –shares Add to Queue Image credit: Shutterstock | Enhanced by Entrepreneur Next Article This story originally appeared on CNBC 3 min readcenter_img September 30, 2015 It’s set to be a pretty tough week for Uber in Europe.The ride-hailing app’s offices in Amsterdam were raided by the Dutch authorities, two of its top executives appeared in court in Paris on Tuesday and proposals that Uber is unhappy about were published on Wednesday by London’s transport rule-setting body.Here’s a roundup of the storm the company – now worth $50 billion – is facing.Dutch office raidsDutch police raided Uber’s office in Amsterdam on Tuesday as part of an ongoing criminal investigation, the public prosecutor said.Uber has been accused of violating the country’s taxi laws with its UberPOP service. The service allows untrained drivers and those without a taxi license to offer trips at a cheaper rate. It is different from Uber’s regular service and was banned in the Netherlands in December.The law banning UberPOP is under review and a new piece of legislation expected by the end of 2016.In the meantime, Uber has decided to launch legal proceedings against the Dutch taxi law.”Naturally we dispute the allegations, as the legal status of uberPOP continues to be debated in court and the underlying law is under legislative review,” an Uber spokesperson said in a statement.French court caseUber has a short and troubled history in France. Two senior Uber executives were on trial on Wednesday in Paris on charges of “misleading commercial practices” and “complicity in the illegal exercise of the taxi profession.”Thibaud Simphal, head of the company’s French operations, and Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty, Uber’s general manager in western Europe, appeared in the Paris Correctional Court, but managed to get their case delayed until February 2016.The trial relates to the company’s UberPOP service. Earlier this year, Francois Hollande’s Socialist government passed a law effectively banning UberPOP. The service was suspended and remains unavailable.Uber’s lawyers moved quickly at the start of the trial to call the whole case into question, arguing that the government had moved quickly to bring this case to court in order to appease taxi drivers.Earlier in the year, cab drivers held violent protests in France to demonstrate against Uber. The case will now be pushed to next year after Uber requested access to all evidence in the trial.London petitionUber has gone on the front foot in London, petitioning users to sign against new rules proposed by the U.K. capital’s transport authorities that could hit the service hard.Transport for London (TfL)’s proposals include forcing drivers to work for only one cab company at a time and making it obligatory for taxi operators to allow users to pre-book up to seven days in advance. Also, the proposals include a rule that would create a mandatory five-minute wait time between ordering a cab and it arriving.Uber currently does not offer an advanced booking service and many of its drivers work for several companies.”If adopted, they (the rules) will mean an end to the Uber you know and love today,” Uber wrote in an email to London-based users of its app. “And the proposed rules threaten drivers’ livelihoods by forcing them to drive for just one operator. These rules make no sense.”Uber’s low prices have caused a stir among London’s black cab drivers who have held numerous protests in the capital causing big disruptions over the last few months. Uber Is Having a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Uber Register Now »last_img read more

Facebook Adds 360Degree Photos to Newsfeed

first_img Add to Queue Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Image credit: Shutterstock Facebook Next Article Facebook Inc. on Thursday launched a feature that allows users to upload photos with 360-degree views.Apart from photos taken from 360-degree cameras, panoramic photos taken on a mobile phone can be converted to a 360-degree view on the newsfeed, the company said on Thursday.The photos can also be seen in virtual reality compatible devices, Facebook said.Facebook rolled out a similar service for video last September.(Reporting by Rishika Sadam in Bengaluru; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty) Reuters June 10, 2016center_img Facebook Adds 360-Degree Photos to Newsfeed This story originally appeared on Reuters –shares Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 1 min read Register Now »last_img read more

A new braininspired computer takes us one step closer to simulating brain

first_img Provided by Frontiers A computer built to mimic the brain’s neural networks produces similar results to that of the best brain-simulation supercomputer software currently used for neural-signaling research, finds a new study published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Neuroscience. Tested for accuracy, speed and energy efficiency, this custom-built computer named SpiNNaker, has the potential to overcome the speed and power consumption problems of conventional supercomputers. The aim is to advance our knowledge of neural processing in the brain, to include learning and disorders such as epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease. Credit: CC0 Public Domain “SpiNNaker can support detailed biological models of the cortex—the outer layer of the brain that receives and processes information from the senses—delivering results very similar to those from an equivalent supercomputer software simulation,” says Dr. Sacha van Albada, lead author of this study and leader of the Theoretical Neuroanatomy group at the Jülich Research Centre, Germany. “The ability to run large-scale detailed neural networks quickly and at low power consumption will advance robotics research and facilitate studies on learning and brain disorders.”The human brain is extremely complex, comprising 100 billion interconnected brain cells. We understand how individual neurons and their components behave and communicate with each other and on the larger scale, which areas of the brain are used for sensory perception, action and cognition. However, we know less about the translation of neural activity into behavior, such as turning thought into muscle movement.Supercomputer software has helped by simulating the exchange of signals between neurons, but even the best software run on the fastest supercomputers to date can only simulate 1% of the human brain.”It is presently unclear which computer architecture is best suited to study whole-brain networks efficiently. The European Human Brain Project and Jülich Research Centre have performed extensive research to identify the best strategy for this highly complex problem. Today’s supercomputers require several minutes to simulate one second of real time, so studies on processes like learning, which take hours and days in real time are currently out of reach.” explains Professor Markus Diesmann, co-author, head of the Computational and Systems Neuroscience department at the Jülich Research Centre.He continues, “There is a huge gap between the energy consumption of the brain and today’s supercomputers. Neuromorphic (brain-inspired) computing allows us to investigate how close we can get to the energy efficiency of the brain using electronics.”Developed over the past 15 years and based on the structure and function of the human brain, SpiNNaker—part of the Neuromorphic Computing Platform of the Human Brain Project—is a custom-built computer composed of half a million of simple computing elements controlled by its own software. The researchers compared the accuracy, speed and energy efficiency of SpiNNaker with that of NEST—a specialist supercomputer software currently in use for brain neuron-signaling research.”The simulations run on NEST and SpiNNaker showed very similar results,” reports Steve Furber, co-author and Professor of Computer Engineering at the University of Manchester, UK. “This is the first time such a detailed simulation of the cortex has been run on SpiNNaker, or on any neuromorphic platform. SpiNNaker comprises 600 circuit boards incorporating over 500,000 small processors in total. The simulation described in this study used just six boards—1% of the total capability of the machine. The findings from our research will improve the software to reduce this to a single board.”Van Albada shares her future aspirations for SpiNNaker, “We hope for increasingly large real-time simulations with these neuromorphic computing systems. In the Human Brain Project, we already work with neuroroboticists who hope to use them for robotic control.” Citation: A new brain-inspired computer takes us one step closer to simulating brain neural networks in real-time (2018, July 11) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-07-brain-inspired-closer-simulating-brain-neural.html Explore furthercenter_img Journal information: Frontiers in Neuroscience This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Researchers find algorithm for large-scale brain simulations More information: Sacha J. van Albada et al, Performance Comparison of the Digital Neuromorphic Hardware SpiNNaker and the Neural Network Simulation Software NEST for a Full-Scale Cortical Microcircuit Model, Frontiers in Neuroscience (2018). DOI: 10.3389/fnins.2018.00291last_img read more

Nvidia buys Israeli chipmaker Mellanox for 69 bn

first_img Citation: Nvidia buys Israeli chipmaker Mellanox for $6.9 bn (2019, March 11) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-03-chipmaker-nvidia-mellanox-billion.html US computer graphics giant Nvidia said Monday it is acquiring Israeli data center firm Mellanox for $6.9 billion, to expand its presence in the high performance computing segment. Explore further Fiserv buys First Data for $22B, creating fintech giant The combined firm will have the capacity to “optimize data center” performance for applications in cloud computing and artificial intelligence, according to a statement by the firms.”The emergence of AI and data science, as well as billions of simultaneous computer users, is fueling skyrocketing demand on the world’s data centers,” said Jensen Huang, founder and chief executive of California-based Nvidia.”Addressing this demand will require holistic architectures that connect vast numbers of fast computing nodes over intelligent networking fabrics to form a giant data center-scale compute engine.”The all-cash deal is expected to close later this year subject to regulatory and shareholder approval.The deal will expand the offerings of Nvidia, which produces chips and other technologies for video games, facial recognition systems and autonomous vehicles.The companies have previously collaborated in building the world’s two fastest supercomputers, Sierra and Summit, operated by the US Department of Energy.Eyal Waldman, co-founder and CEO of Mellanox, told a news conference in Tel Aviv he believes the tie-up can “build the future architecture of the future computing rooms.””Together we will be able to create much more efficient systems of computing, of connectivity and of storage,” Waldman said.center_img © 2019 AFP This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. California-based Nvidia struck a deal to acquire Israeli chipmaker Mellanox to create a bigger presence in high-performance computinglast_img read more

Mullaperiyar dam safe to store water up to 142 feet Tamil Nadu

first_imgrivers The Tamil Nadu Government had turned down the request saying the century-old reservoir was ‘safe’ enough to store water up to 142 feet. water (natural resource) COMMENTS Kerala SHARE Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam has said rumours are being spread over the stability of Mullaperiyar dam with an aim to create a wedge between the people of the State and Kerala, asserting that the reservoir is ‘safe’ to store water up to 142 feet.“Experts have opined that water could be stored upto 142 ft.. There is no need to fear.. The dam is strong.. the dam will not be affected even if there is a tremor or quake,” Panneerselvam told reporters here last night, after visiting the Kumuli road, which got damaged due to a landslide. “People of Kerala are our brothers and sisters.. Some people are trying to create misunderstanding between us,” he said referring to the rumours doing rounds on social media platforms that the Mullaperiyar dam has developed some cracks.The Deputy Chief Minister’s statement comes following a plea made by flood-hit Kerala on August 15, for reducing the water level in the Mullaperiyar reservoir to 139 feet over safety concerns in view of heavy inflows.The Tamil Nadu Government had turned down the request saying the century-old reservoir was ‘safe’ enough to store water up to 142 feet.Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had also sought the Centre’s intervention due to concerns over the dam’s safety in view of the swelling inflows.The Supreme Court had on August 16 directed the disaster management sub-committee of Mullaperiyar dam to consider reducing the water level up to 139 feet from the present 142 feet, considering the “grave” flood situation in all the 14 districts of Kerala.The two States are locked in a dispute over the storage level in the dam, situated in the high-range Idukki district of Kerala, which has been raising concerns about the safety of people living downstream.center_img SHARE SHARE EMAIL Tamil Nadu COMMENT Published on August 19, 2018last_img read more

Robert Vadra appears before ED in Jaipur for second consecutive day

first_img SHARE SHARE EMAIL Robert Vadra (file photo)   –  The Hindu February 13, 2019 A defiant Priyanka stands by her husband COMMENT inquiry Robert Vadra, Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s brother-in-law, appeared before the ED at its zonal office here for the second consecutive day on Wednesday for questioning into an alleged land scam in the Rajasthan’s Bikaner district.On Tuesday, Vadra and his mother Maureen had appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in Jaipur. Congress General Secretary and his wife Priyanka Gandhi had accompanied them to the probe agency’s office. Vadra arrived at the ED office on Bhawani Singh road at 10.26 AM in a vehicle amid tight security.Maureen, who had appeared before the ED on Tuesday, was allowed to go after some time, while her son was grilled for nearly nine hours.The Rajasthan High Court had asked Vadra and his mother to cooperate with the agency after they approached it seeking directions that no coercive action is taken against them by the agency, following which the duo appeared before the ED in Jaipur.In the Bikaner case, the agency had summoned Vadra thrice but he failed to appear and later approached the court. The ED had registered a criminal case in connection with the deal in 2015, taking cognisance of a clutch of FIRs and chargesheets filed by Rajasthan police after the tehsildar of Bikaner complained about alleged forgery in the allotment of land in the area, considered sensitive due to its proximity to the India-Pakistan border. It is understood that the agency wants to question Vadra about the operations of a firm — Ms Skylight Hospitality Private Limited — allegedly linked to him, which had purchased land in the area. It also wants to confront Vadra with the statements of those said to be linked to him. SHAREcenter_img Published on Robert Vadra appears before ED for third time in money laundering case probe Rajasthan Bikaner land case: Robert Vadra appears before ED in Jaipur RELATED COMMENTSlast_img read more

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Motion of sex of little experienced staying powerChop male undertake strong and handsome when taking exercise, best little those who join other motion project take exercise, especially the motion of endurance sex project, like long-distance running, and a lot of ball games (common sufficient goal discharges 3 big balls, and badminton tennis) etc. Because energy consumption of these athletic pass the time in a leisurely way are more, go against sarcous growth, and can drill thinner more. In addition, do not do at ordinary times expend the other activity with too much energy. 4, pressure“Laugh and grow fat ” now society, put in varied pressure, the way with proper choice is released release. 5, restEnough breathing space is helpful for improving the function of airframe; Breathing space suggests to assure to be in 8~9 hour. 6, fitness is expensive holding to. A day, 2 days, in January, Feburary, a year, 2 years, 10 years, 20 years. . . Want to hold to oneself target only, not small talk abandons, fitness is not things, expensive holding to!center_img Have the muscle with even a suit, the dream that is each man. But have a few people very thin, be weighed by person laugh ” chop male ” , chop male want to become ” husky fellow ” muscle it is euqally difficult that male difficulty and fat person reduce weight, more difficult even. 1000 beautiful community of Shanghai last_img read more

Here is your horoscope for July 13 2019

first_img Next Here is your horoscope for July 13, 2019Check out what the stars say your day will be like today.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 07:43 IST (Photo: Shutterstock) ARIESPersonal relationships are loving and special. You are a whirling force of activity with so much to be done at home and at work. Your social life is likely to be tiring. A single-pointed approach is important when situations get complicated or confused. Lucky number 1. Colour green. TAURUSOpposite energies symbolized by the Sun and the Moon fuse together to take you to a third dimension or union within. Your professional power and wisdom lie in combining resources and forces with your partners. A project is completed with support from your staff. Lucky number 9. Colour blue. GEMINIA challenging work assignment is short in duration but brings great success. A pleasure trip or a brief and unplanned vacation rejuvenates your energy and relationships. Living totally in the moment and going with the flow are great virtues at this point. Lucky number 6. Colour saffron. CANCERThere is good luck attending material matters as you make positive changes to achieve professional success. Relax and let things happen by themselves rather than pushing them endlessly. Gather courage and enter into your inner being with trust and awareness. Lucky number 9. Colour reds. LEODuality is expressed in your need for freedom, as well as, commitment in business partnerships and relationships today. You can be lead by enthusiasm and then find you have over extended yourself, beware. Trust your intuition and gut in matters of the heart. Lucky number 2. Colour blue. VIRGOMeditation and Yoga can take you through elevating and transforming experiences. You are ripe and ready to express and share your inner riches, creativity and professional expertise with people around you at work and at home. You generate harmony wherever you go. Lucky number 9. Colour red. LIBRAYou enjoy the moment and whatever life brings without clinging to the past or making plans for the future and in that wondrous moment there is no possessiveness and attachment. Everything seems to be coming together in relationships and creative activity. Lucky number 18. Colour red. SCORPIOWhen there is a mess wipe the slate clean and start all over with a fresh and unbiased mind. You need to revamp fitness and diet routines to remain healthy and active. You meet interesting people who become friends. Look at fear in the face and it drops! Lucky number 15. Colour white. SAGITTARIUSA business arrangement with two others can be highly lucrative if you deal with the other two separately today. You resolve a conflict between two important people in your life. Beware of controversy in the work area. You manage situations with firmness. Lucky number 3. Colour pink. CAPRICORNYou tend to think negatively and repeat patterns, which leaves you sad and distraught. It is good to have a playful attitude towards heavy people at work and at home to change their energy. A Libran lifts you and takes you towards laughter and good times. Lucky number 3. Colour blue. AQUARIUSToday you can be the director for a creative event. You are intense and clever at work but can be elusive to loved ones. An intelligent young man close to you is embarking on an independent business venture. It’s time to loosen up and take it easy! Lucky number 18. Colour white. PISCESThe Prince of Wands infuses strength and energy in everything you do today. There is energy, love and warmth in personal relationships. Your sense of humour gets you smoothly through difficult situations. A work change may allow you more time to be creative. Lucky number 18. Colour gold.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkriti Anand Tags :Follow HoroscopeFollow Daily horoscopelast_img read more

Former Arunachal Pradesh CM booked on charges of corruption cheating

first_imgFormer Arunachal Pradesh CM booked on charges of corruption, cheatingIt was alleged that former Arunachal Pradesh CM Nabam Tuki, as minister of consumer affairs and civil supplies in 2003, had given 11 contracts to his family members including his brother which were worth Rs 20 crore.advertisement Munish Pandey New DelhiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 20:37 IST Former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki.The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has booked Nabam Tuki, former chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh, on charges of corruption, cheating and forgery.A case has been registered against Nabam Tuki and his brother Nabam Tagam on allegations that Nabam Tuki, as minister of consumer affairs and civil supplies in 2003, had given 11 contracts to his family members including his brother which were worth Rs 20 crore.Charges under which the FIR has been filed include Prevention of Corruption Act and cheating and forgery.The case was given to the CBI by Gauhati High Court.Tuki was the chief minister of the state during 2011-16.His brother Nabam Tagam, N N Osik, the then director civil supplies, and the then chief manager United Commercial Bank Sohrab Ali Hazarika have also been booked, the officials said.It is alleged that Osik paid illegal gratification of Rs 30 lakh, which were credited in his account in Itanagar branch of the United Commercial Bank.The cheque was issued in the name of Tuki and was later changed to “yourself”, the agency alleged.It said Hazarika, as the branch manager, helped to get the amount credited in Tuki’s account and did not obtain any authorisation for alterations made in the cheque beneficiary.The name of account holder in the bank records were also “obliterated” and were replaced with T Nabam in the specimen signature card. A picture of Tuki’s brother Nabam Tagam was also put on the specimen signature card.However, in the agency enquiry it surfaced that the account was indeed in the name of Tuki and his specimen signatures were on the account opening form.Also Read | CBI books brother of ex-Arunachal CM, others on corruption chargesAlso Watch | SC harassment case: Is judiciary facing its biggest test?For the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShifa Naseer Tags :Follow Arunachal PradeshFollow Nabam TukiFollow Corruption Nextlast_img read more