Gujarat municipality polls: BJP wins 47 municipalities

first_imgThe ruling BJP in Gujarat won 47 out of 75 municipalities, down from 59 it held before the local elections, while the Opposition Congress won 16, in results announced on Monday.Though the BJP retained its urban base in towns, winning most municipalities, it saw a decline in the total number of seats, while the Congress made some inroads. “In the elections to 75 municipalities, the BJP has won 47, the Congress 16, the NCP 1 and the BSP 1, while in 6 municipalities, no one got a majority, and Independents got 4,” State Election Commissioner Varesh Sinha said.BJP bags 1,167 seatsIn terms of total seats, the BJP has won 1,167 seats, the Congress 630, Independents 202, the NCP 28 and the BSP 15, while 18 seats have gone to other parties.After the elections for municipalities in semi urban towns, elections will be held for two district panchayats and 17 taluka panchayats this month.“People of Gujarat have once again reposed their faith in the BJP,” State BJP president Jitu Vaghani told media persons. He, however, denied that the Congress made inroads in urban pockets, which have been BJP bastions.Mr. Vaghani said that in all places where the Congress won Assembly polls recently, the BJP won the municipality polls.He gave the example of Amreli district, where the Opposition party lost municipality polls despite winning all five Assembly seats in the district.Both the BJP and the Congress made claims regarding improving of their performance because this was for the first time in a decade that the parties contested local bodies elections on party symbols.last_img read more

Fajardo: San Miguel can’t start flat again

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Conflict of schedule reason for nat’l team departure, says Daquis Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSan Miguel may have won handily in Game 2 of the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals, 102-88, on Friday, but June Mar Fajardo remains wary against a motivated TNT side ahead of Game 3.“We didn’t expect this. But TNT is a strong team so we have to focus on our game plan for the next game,” he said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Though San Miguel equalized the best-of-seven series to one game apiece, Fajardo noted that there are areas of concern for the team.The biggest fault in the Beermen’s game was their lackadaisical start, where they fell to an early 17-0 hole before Arwind Santos came off the bench and spurred the rally.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“That’s one thing. We can’t start flat in the first quarter. If we could go hard, we should go hard immediately. We’re just lucky we still got the win,” he said.Fajardo, though, commended San Miguel’s defense after that forgettable six minute-stretch to open hostilities. What ‘missteps’? LATEST STORIES 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Locking down on defense after that sluggish start, the Beermen reversed the roles in the second frame, holding the KaTropa scoreless for seven minutes as they grabbed the lead and never looked back.“We had a better defense and it’s credit to my teammates,” he said. “They saw that I’m having a hard time defending TNT’s import and they helped me. Our coaching staff had a good adjustment, and kuya JayR (Reyes) and kuya Yancy (de Ocampo) taught me on how to defend the import better.”After two games, Fajardo knows the series is bound to be a chess match and San Miguel is expected to also make adjustments to be in a better position to snag the all-important Game 3 on Sunday.“We were able to adjust from what they did in Game 1, so we expect them to do the same for the next game. We’ll see what we can do more for Game 3,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

2nd Test: Chase century lifts West Indies out of trouble against Pakistan on Day 1

first_imgA polished century by Roston Chase guided West Indies out of trouble and into a decent position on 286 for six against Pakistan on the first day of the second Test in Barbados on Sunday. (Scorecard)Chase, 131 at stumps, combined with captain Jason Holder for an unbeaten 132-run seventh-wicket stand at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown.An all-too-familiar top-order collapse brought Chase to the crease with the hosts reeling at 3-37 after Kraigg Brathwaite (9), Shimron Hetmyer (1) and Shai Hope (5) had all fallen cheaply for the third time in as many attempts in the series.Chase, with help from opener Kieran Powell (38) and wicketkeeper-batsman Shane Dowrich (29), added some respectability to the score before Holder chimed in with 58 not out to leave the honours perhaps just about even.Chase’s second Test century, in just his ninth Test, featured a variety of shots, as he scored almost equally on both sides of the wicket, stroking 17 fours in his 207-ball hit.West Indies had won the toss and decided to bat, naming an unchanged 11 from the first Test, while Pakistan gave a Test debut to teenage leg-spinner Shadab Khan.He finished the day with 1-90 as the Pakistan bowlers shared the spoils, with pacemen Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Abbas taking two wickets apiece, while leg-spinner Yasir Shah chipped in with one.However, the visitors perhaps rued playing only four specialist bowlers.Pakistan lead the three-Test series 1-0.last_img read more

Jasprit Bumrah slammed on social media for not acknowledging gateman’s handshake

first_imgJasprit Bumrah slammed on social media for not acknowledging gateman’s handshakeIPL 2019: Jasprit Bumrah was criticised for not shaking a man’s hand who welcomed him at the gate before he stepped onto the Wankhede Stadium field for the Mumbai Indians practice session.advertisement Ritayan Basu MumbaiMarch 22, 2019UPDATED: March 22, 2019 15:21 IST Jasprit Bumrah was criticised for not shaking a man’s hand in video posted by Mumbai Indians (Screengrab)HIGHLIGHTSJasprit Bumrah was slammed on social media for not noticing a man trying to shake his handBumrah was on his way to the Wankhede Stadium for a practice session with Mumbai IndiansMumbai Indians will begin their IPL 2019 campaign against Delhi Capitals on SundayJasprit Bumrah will be expected to uproot stumps and be a general hindrance to scoring runs for the batsmen for Mumbai Indians at the 2019 edition of the Indian Premier League.Bumrah has been practicing hard to hone his skills and reached the MI practice session at the Wankhede stadium. The Mumbai franchise posted a video montage of Bumrah’s training as the speedster sent down fireballs, showing his readiness for the cricket carnival to begin.In the video posted by Mumbai Indians on their social media platforms, Bumrah can be seen stepping down from a car as a gateman welcomes Bumrah with folded hands. Bumrah nods his head in acknowledgement but as he looks up to say ‘hi’ to the camera, he missed a hand rising slightly to shake his.Here take a look for yourself -Watch: Boom is back #CricketMeriJaan #OneFamily @Jaspritbumrah93 Indians (@mipaltan) March 21, 2019Fans have taken to comments section of the video to criticise Bumrah for not shaking the man’s hand – Other too have come to Bumrah’s defense, saying that Bumrah did not notice it – Bumrah though on the field continued to hit the mark, showcasing his ability to consistently bowl in the block-hole. Mumbai Indians posted a video of Bumrah doing exactly that.Mahela Jayawardene, Mumbai Indians head coach, believes that Bumrah will definitely be a game changer in the 12th season of the IPL.”He is always an attacking option with his wicket-taking ability. In the death overs, he has all the skills and he backs himself to do that. He is definitely a game changer,” Jayawardene said speaking exclusively to India Today.advertisementZaheer Khan, Director of Cricket Operations at Mumbai Indians, echoed the opinion of the head coach, saying that Bumrah along with his mentor’s Lasith Malinga will wreck havoc on the opposing batsmen.”Bumrah kind of idolises him as well. Malinga in his peak and Bumrah are two similar kind of bowlers. Bumrah has benefited spending time with Malinga,” Zaheer said.Bumrah will be stepping onto the field on Sunday for Mumbai Indians, when they on Delhi Capitals at the Wankhede Stadium in their first match of the season.Also Read | Pakistan decide not to broadcast Indian Premier League 2019 matchesAlso Read | ‘12,000 fans at practice match just a teaser’: Decoding Chennai’s love for CSKAlso Read | History doesn’t favour Virat Kohli’s RCB as they gear up to face CSK in IPL openerFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports 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 Tags :Follow Jasprit BumrahFollow Wankhede StadiumFollow Mumbai IndiansFollow HandshakeFollow Delhi CapitalFollow IPL 2019last_img read more

Eni Gets Approval for FLNG Facility off Mozambique

first_imgzoom Italy-based oil and gas company Eni has received an approval to construct and install a floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility with a capacity of around 3.4 mtpa at the Coral discovery, offshore Mozambique.The company said that the FLNG facility is part of the development located in water more than 2000 meters deep and approximately 80 kilometers offshore of the Palma bay in the northern province of Cabo Delgado.Eni’s CEO, Claudio Descalzi, said that the project will see “the installation of the first newly built floating LNG facility in Africa”.The approval, granted by the Government of Mozambique’s Council of Ministers, relates to the first phase of development of 5 trillion cubic feet of gas in the Coral discovery made in May 2012.Under the Area 4 development plan, the first one to be approved in the Rovuma Basin, apart from the FLNG facility, six subsea wells are expected to be drilled.The discovery is estimated to contain around 16 trillion cubic feet (TCF) of gas in place.last_img read more

Retour en classe pour les élèves et les enseignants

first_imgLes élèves et les enseignants à l’échelle de la province retourneront en classe la semiane prochaine pour la nouvelle année scolaire 2011-2012. Les programmes mettront davantage l’accent sur la santé et la sécurité des élèves, ainsi que sur la littératie. « Je souhaite un bon retour en classe à tous. Je suis certaine qu’il s’agira d’une autre année scolaire remplie de merveilleuses possibilités d’apprentissage, » a dit Ramona Jennex, ministre de l’Éducation. Un nouveau programme de soutien en littératie intitulé « La réussite en lecture » sera offert à l’échelle de la province aux élèves de la maternelle et de la première année qui ont besoin d’aide supplémentaire. Le programme inclut également des stratégies visant à augmenter le soutien aux élèves de deuxième et troisième années. Cet investissement de 5 millions de dollars permettra à 280 enseignants d’offrir à leurs élèves de l’aide intensive en classe, soit individuellement ou en petits groupes, en collaboration avec le titulaire de classe. « Cette année scolaire, nous nous efforçons de fournir aux élèves un apprentissage utile pour les aider à acquérir les compétences dont ils ont besoin pour devenir des citoyens informés et productifs, et pour leur permettre d’obtenir de bons emplois dans le futur, » a dit Mme Jennex. La commission d’étude sur la cyberintimidation explore de nouvelles façons de lutter contre l’intimidation en ligne et par les dispositifs mobiles. L’objectif est de trouver des solutions que le gouvernement provincial peut utiliser pour protéger les enfants et les jeunes. ÉcolesPlus, un programme qui offre des services dans les écoles pour aider les familles et les enfants, sera offert dans toutes les régions cette année. Les services, qui peuvent inclure des centres de ressources familiales, des services de garde d’enfants, des centres de santé jeunesse, des services de loisirs et des services d’approche communautaires, sont offerts dans les écoles, aux parents et aux élèves. Le système d’information sur les élèves, Info-Élèves, continue de prendre de l’ampleur. Les élèves et les parents dans plus de 300 écoles auront accès à l’information en temps réel sur l’assiduité, les notes, les dates limites pour les devoirs, les bulletins et les commentaires des enseignants. « Au printemps dernier, le ministère a reçu le rapport Levin, qui nous a donné des recommandations sur la façon d’améliorer notre système d’éducation publique, a dit Mme Jennex. Nous avons également reçu les commentaires des parents, des enseignants et des élèves, et cet automne, je publierai ma réponse au rapport Levin. » « Ainsi, nous serons sur la bonne voie pour continuer de renforcer notre système d’éducation et offrir à nos élèves les compétences et les possibilités pour réussir, autant à l’école que dans la vie. »last_img read more

Sri Lanka offers to work with the Fiji military

Major-General Perera said he would like RFMF to send some senior officers to Sri Lanka to look at their military operations and later prepare the defence co-operation between the two defence forces.Sri Lanka has a highly trained and experienced military with a record of success in counter terrorism. Major General Perera mentioned Sri Lanka’s offer to work to assist the RFMF. He said he was happy with the Prime Minister’s response. Sri Lanka has offered to work with the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF), the Fiji Sun Online reported.Highly decorated Sri Lankan officer, Major-General Aruna Perera, met with Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama in Suva. The RFMF Land Force Commander, Colonel Sitiveni Qiliho who was also at the meeting told the Fiji Sun he would be looking into the defence co-operation. Colonel Qiliho said the two forces had been in touch through the RFMF rugby players who now play in Sri Lanka.Now he said while RFMF would send rugby players, Sri Lanka had offered to help the RFMF in cricket. read more

Fréchette heading to Kosovo to continue emphasis against sex abuse by UN

Ms. Fréchette travelled today to Germany after ending a four-day visit to Côte d’Ivoire, the last of three West African countries where the United Nations has peacekeeping missions. Her trip comes in the wake of allegations of widespread exploitation and abuse by UN peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Some accusations include trading two eggs or making small payments for sex.Yesterday she met with Ivorian Prime Minister Seydou Diarra to inform him about her mission on the zero-tolerance policy, and also to review with him the current political situation in the country.They discussed South Africa’s mediation to bring peace to Côte d’Ivoire, during which the Deputy Secretary-General reiterated UN support for South African President Thabo Mbeki’s efforts. She also said that the United Nations was ready to assist the Ivorian authorities in organizing transparent, free and democratic elections.Ms. Fréchette had met with President Laurent Gbagbo on Friday and reviewed the current situation in the country as well as the UN contribution to the peace process.On Saturday, following a meeting with the senior management of the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), the Deputy Secretary-General held a press conference to explain her efforts to sensitize UN staff about sexual exploitation and abuse and the policy the UN has adopted to deal with that problem. read more

Security Council extends UN Central African Republic Mission through 2017

Through a unanimously adopted resolution, the 15-member body called on the CAR authorities to urgently implement a genuine and inclusive reconciliation, and urged them to address the presence and activity of armed groups by implementing a comprehensive strategy that prioritizes dialogue and the urgent implementation of an inclusive disarmament, demobilization, rehabilitation and reintegration programme and security sector reform.The resolution also called on the authorities to take concrete steps to strengthen justice institutions and to fight impunity, and swiftly operationalize the Special Criminal Court (SCC). Further, it called for their continued efforts to restore the effective authority of the State over the whole territory, including by redeploying State administration in the provinces, and ensuring the timely payment of salaries to civil servants and Security forces.In line with those calls, the Council said the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) would include immediate priority tasks, such as the protection of civilians by “maintaining a robust, mobile and flexible posture,” the promotion and protection of human rights, and facilitation of a secure environment for the immediate, full, safe and unhindered delivery of humanitarian assistance.The Council also decided that the Mission’s core priority tasks would include the provision of support for the reconciliation and stabilization political processes, the extension of state authority and for security sector reform and disarmament, demobilization and reintegration programmes.On the political front, the Council expressed its support for Faustin-Archange Touadéra as President of the CAR, and welcomed the formation of the Government. It urged the authorities to implement a genuine and inclusive reconciliation by addressing local grievances across the entire national territory.Recalling the crucial role of civil society in ensuring that the political solution addressed the root causes of the conflict in the country, the Council underscored the importance of respect for the constitution so as to ensure the country’s long-term stabilization and development.By further terms of the wide-ranging resolution, the Secretary-General was requested to keep the Council regularly informed of the situation in the CAR and the implementation of the mandate of MINUSCA, and report to the Council by 1 October 2016, and every four months after that. read more

Soaring antibiotic resistance fuels steep rise in use of last hope drugs

first_imgdrugs Bugs Most antibiotics have previously come from soil-derived bacteriaCredit:Telegraph In recent years, the drug has already found to be resistant in a number of cases, with a recent case involving a woman who died from septic shock in Nevada after tests showed colistin could not stem her bloodstream infection.Currently, such cases are rare. But if current trends continue, colistin resistance will spread in England, with dire consequences for human health, experts warned.In the UK, at least 12,000 people die from antibiotic-resistant bugs each year, experts estimate – more than die of breast cancer.Dr Michael Weinbren, a consultant in infectious diseases and infection prevention and control at Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust said: “The one thing you can be sure of is that the organisms will develop resistance.”“It’s Darwinian. It’s as sure as eggs are eggs. Colistin resistance will become more common. When you’re down to one class of antibiotic, you’ve got to be worried. You’ve got to be terrified and we need to be doing something about this.”The term superbug refers to an infection which has become resistant to the antibiotics usually used to treat it. Some superbugs have become resistant to virtually all antibiotics, and genes and enzymes have now developed which can turn bacteria found naturally in our gut into resistant superbugs.Chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies has said that the threat posed by antibiotics ranks alongside terrorism and could mean a simple cut or infection could prove fatal.A group of antibiotics known as carbapenems are currently used as a last ditch treatment for superbugs which aren’t affected by other medicines.This family of bugs, known as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), includes evolved versions of common bacteria such as E.Coli and Klebsiella. Epidemiologists have called CRE ‘the nightmare bacteria’ because 40 to 50 per cent of people who suffer a bloodstream infection from them die.When a patient gets a CRE infection, colistin is one of few options doctors have left that has a chance of working.One of the UK’s leading microbiologists said doctors were prescribing more colistin because of rising resistance to standard antibiotics. Soaring levels of antibiotic resistance have driven a 40 per cent rise in prescriptions of drugs which are only used as a last hope, new figures show.NHS statistics reveal increasing use of the medication which is so toxic that it is only used when standard antibiotics have failed.Experts said the disclosures reflect a “terrifying” crisis which could mean that in future patients suffer lethal consequences from routine procedures.The figures revealed by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism show that in just one year, prescriptions of colistin have risen from 346,000 to 485,000 daily doses.The drug is used when patients do not respond to standard antibiotics such as penicillin.The antibiotic has been used widely in farming, mainly as a growth-promoter.But in recent years, fears about antibiotic resistance have resulted in restrictions in its use.China has banned the drug as an animal feed additive and the European Commission has recommended that use in agriculture is slashed by two thirds.Yet the investigation reveals that last year, the UK’s Veterinary Medicines Directorate licensed three new products containing colistin for use on British farms.Scientists last night said the decision was “utter madness” and could mean the “last hope” drug became useless in humans within a decade. Professor Peter Wilson, consultant microbiologist at University College Hospital London said: “When you’ve got an infection you know is resistant to carbapenems you use colistin. It’s not an antibiotic doctors would use out of choice.”The reason colistin still works is partly because despite being created in the 1950s, it was shelved soon after it was introduced because it is toxic to the kidneys and nervous system.Bacteria did not develop resistance to colistin because they were not exposed to it.Years later, when all newer antibiotics began to fail, colistin was brought back into use.As a result, more patients are now suffering serious kidney problems Dr Weinbren said.“Resistance means we’re being forced to use drugs with significant side effects. For some patients, you just don’t have a choice anymore.’The drug is also routinely given to treat cystic fibrosis patients who suffer repeat infections from resistant pseudomonas bacteria and other infections.Increasing colistin resistance was a “matter of life and death” for such patients, warned the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.Stuart Elborn, Professor of Respiratory Medicine at Imperial College, said: “Resistance means we’d lose one of our most effective antibiotics for prevention and treatment of infection in cystic fibrosis patients.”The rise in colistin prescriptions can also be explained by doctors using higher doses of the drug – because once a bug has developed a level of resistance, more of the drug is needed to effectively kill it, experts said.Professor Timothy Walsh, one of the scientists who originally discovered colistin resistance, said the decision to license new products containing the drug for use on British farms was “sheer, utter madness”.Colistin is likely to become useless as a drug within 10 years if its usage in veterinary medicine is not stopped, he said, calling for it to be banned in husbandry and agriculture.In late 2015 the discovery of a gene which makes bacteria resistant to colistin – called MCR-1 – sparked worldwide alarm.center_img The gene was first discovered in pigs and humans in China but has now been found in the UK, elsewhere in Europe as well as in the US, and parts of Asia and Africa.Scientists believe rampant use in agriculture is why the MCR-1 gene developed and spread around the globe, breeding untreatable superbugs.The Government last year pledged to reduce antibiotic use in livestock and fish farming by about 20 per cent by next year, promising to “introduce strict oversight of the use in animals of antibiotics which are critical for human health – including supporting restrictions or even bans where necessary.”A Government spokesperson said: “We are leading a national and international fightback against drug resistant infections. We have a comprehensive strategy that includes tackling the bugs in humans and animals, and preventing infections in the first place through good hygiene. Education on how to use antibiotics appropriately is essential and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence published guidance recently to help everyone understand how to do this. UK doctors are making great strides in cutting antibiotic prescriptions. In animals, there are tight restrictions on the use of colistin and it is only used as a last line treatment where no other alternative exists. Defra continues to promote good hygiene and animal care to prevent the need for antibiotics to be used in livestock.” You’ve got to be terrified and we need to be doing something about thisDr Michael Weinbren, a consultant in infectious diseases Increased use of antibiotics is fuelling antibiotic resistance Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? 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Industry embraces technology as skilled workforce diminishes BDO study

first_imgThree key findings from a BDO study are that environmental policy tops domestic regulatory concerns, mining companies are investing resources to stop the spread of water pollution (note IM’s water management article in June) and tax increases, resource nationalism is negatively impacting businesses. Also, executives are bracing for the negative impact the lack of a skilled workforce will have on their organisations, according to new research published by BDO. Of the mining executives surveyed, 79% feel the lack of a skilled workforce will have a negative impact on their business this year. While environmental policy tops executives’ domestic regulatory concerns, with 34% citing it as a potential issue in the year ahead, labour and employment issues are a close second, with 30% of executives noting it as a major concern.The survey of 130 C-Level and senior financial executives at mining companies in the US, South Africa, UK, Australia and Canada sought their insights on regulatory affairs, employment and the environment.While executives around the globe grapple with labour and employment issues, 63% of South African executives note the skills shortage is their primary concern – twice the survey average – due in large part to high regional unemployment rates and sustained labour unrest driven by working conditions related to wages and social issues.Mining executives are facing labour shortages head-on with technology. The industry has an opportunity to be at the forefront of innovation, improving both production and prospecting with new technologies that will increase efficiency and produce greater returns. In fact, 50% of executives believe that substituting technology for labour will have a positive impact on their business in 2013, creating a new intersection in the industry of old and new techniques.“We are in the midst of a transition in the mining industry from a blue collar to a white collar workforce,” said Charles Dewhurst, Global National Resources Leader, Natural Resources industry group at BDO. “With advancements in technology – from new software that makes prospecting easier, to advancements in mineral transportation – the industry is at a critical juncture. Technology, and the individuals who are skilled in developing and utilitising these tools, is now more important than ever as demands for greater returns and increased productivity are forcing the industry to innovate.”Some 30% of executives note that new technology will improve profitability in 2013, and many are reinvesting their profits into technology that will improve and sustain their business in the future.Despite their broader concerns surrounding labour and employment, 42% of mining executives believe that their total number of employees in 2013 will remain about the same, and 38% feel the size of their workforce will increase throughout the year.Mining executives are split on environmental priorities. While 34% are concerned about domestic environmental policies, where they will direct their resources to address these concerns varies. Water pollution, including acid mine drainage and runoff, is the most-funded environmental initiative at 48%. Australia bucks this trend, with only a quarter of its executives citing it as a major project (25%). Instead, 38% of Australian executives indicate that they are focused on ecosystem disruption, the second most prominent area of funding globally (23%). CO2 emissions round out the top three environmental concerns for mining executives, with one in five citing it as a major issue. In fact, South Africa recently began discussions on taxing carbon emissions, potentially making it one of the largest sources of tax revenue in the country.Other key findings from the survey include:Corporate Social Responsibility programs focus on employees, local communities. 46% of mining executives surveyed say that their corporate social responsibility plans invest most heavily in employee health and safety programmes. Community outreach (30%) and environmental stewardship (18%) rank second and third amongst investment areas for the industryThe UK cites anti-bribery/corruption legislation as a top domestic regulatory concern. Of executives surveyed there, 23% cite this legislation as a worry; triple the survey average of 7%. This reflects the fact that the UK implemented strict new anti-bribery laws with extra-territorial reach in late 2010. With much of the UK’s mining operations occurring beyond its borders, executives are closely monitoring regulatory developments that may impact the way they do businessResource nationalism impacting mining companies around the globe. Of executives surveyed, 61% note that resource nationalism will have an impact on their businesses in 2013. Their concern also extends to tax imposition and increases: 67% anticipate an impact on their business this year as Australia’s ‘super tax’ takes shape and countries like South Africa plan for similar tax burdens.last_img read more

Nine people injured after House of Horrors staircase collapse at Tayto Park

first_img 43,143 Views Image: Google Street View Sunday 23 Oct 2016, 9:55 AM By Michelle Hennessy Share236 Tweet Email2 Short URL NINE PEOPLE WERE taken to hospital last night after an accident at the Tayto amusement park in Co Meath.In a statement, Tayto Park said the lower portion of a permanent staircase leading to the House of Horrors “gave way”.“The Tayto Park emergency plan was immediately put in place and the emergency services attended the scene.”Nine people were transported to various hospitals “as a precautionary measure” to assess their injuries, the park said.All nine have now been discharged following the incident.“The management of Tayto Park will co-operate fully with the investigation as the safety of our guests is paramount.”The amusement park will re-open today from 10am.Read: Teenage boy killed in Dublin hit-and-run>Read: Businesses forced to hide pallets inside over fears they’ll be stolen for illegal bonfires> 40 Comments Nine people injured after House of Horrors staircase collapse at Tayto Park The management of the amusement park said the safety of its guests is “paramount”. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Google Street View Oct 23rd 2016, 9:55 AM last_img read more

Minnis Tax Free Zone in Inner City to come under FNM if

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 4th 2017, Nassau: A Tax Free zone, free of business licenses and property tax will be implemented in the inner city if elected. The promise from FNM leader Dr.Hubert Minnis, as he spoke to a packed crowd in Nassau, Wednesday night. He added that any vehicle, once proven as essential to your business, will also benefit from a reduction in custom duties.Minnis sought to respond to claims of being weak by the PLP leader, by turning the tables around on Christie, citing what he describes as his inability to “stop Munroe from cursing, Davis from misleading parliament, Ray from intimidating and Fitzgerald from begging”.Meanwhile, Minnis addressed the chaos witnessed at the Advanced polling stations on Wednesday. He called on Perry Christie and the PLP to ‘stop trying to corrupt our voting process’. Minnis vowed to his team, that the FNM will be vigilant not to allow Christie to steal this election from them. He added that the scene on Wednesday was a “clear demonstration of overt incompetence and mismanagement of which they have demonstrated the last four and half years”.#MagneticMediaNews#HubertMinnisPromisesTaxFreeZone#BahamasGeneralElections2017 Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Four injured in suspected gang shootout on Valencia Park Street

first_imgFour injured in suspected gang shootout on Valencia Park Street SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Four people were shot, including a 30-year-old man who suffered life-threatening injuries, during a suspected gang shootout between two groups on a Valencia Park street, police said Monday.It happened around 11:20 p.m. Sunday on Logan Avenue near Euclid Avenue, San Diego police Officer John Buttle said.“For unknown reasons, the two groups started shooting at each other,” Buttle said. “Over 20 rounds were fired.”A 30-year-old man was shot in the neck and taken to a hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries, the officer said. An update on his condition was not immediately available.A 57-year-old man suffered several gunshot wounds to his leg, a 30- year-old man was shot in the neck and face and a 19-year-old man was shot in the chest, Buttle said, adding that all three were taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.Gang detectives were investigating the shooting. KUSI Newsroom, Posted: August 12, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter August 12, 2019 KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Dodla inspects works in three graveyards

first_imgAllwyn Colony: Local Corporator Dodla Venkatesh Goud on Monday inspected the ongoing works in Hindu, Muslim and Christian graveyards in the Yellammabanda area in Allwyn Colony division. He assured residents of the area that compound walls would be constructed around each graveyard. Later the required facilities would be provided, Goud promised. Those present during the inspection included AE Subash, Works Inspector Mahadev, Area Committee Members Shoukath, Ali, Munna, TRS activists Shivraj Goud, Rajesh Chandra,Khaja, Moulana, Qaisarbhai, Shahid Ali, Auto Chand, Paladugu Janayya and Velu.last_img

Watch out for these roadworks across Stafford Borough and Uttoxeter this week

first_imgRoadworks in Newcastle Borough North Staffordshire and South Cheshire Roadworks in South Cheshire Roadworks on the M6, A500 and A50 Roadworks in the Staffordshire Moorlands A- S A34: Lane closure on A34 from Monkey Forest Island to M6 J14 Island from September 17 until October 8 Derrington: Roadworks and road closure on Long Lane between Dale Lane and Handfords Cottage from August 28 until November 19 Eccleshall: Roadworks and road closure on Green Lane from September 24 until October 19 Gnosall: Multi-way traffic signals on Knightley Road in Gnosall from September 27 until October 4 Hyde Lea: Two way traffic control on Hyde Lea Bank from October 5 until October 10 Little Haywood: Stop/go boards on High Chase Rise from September 29 until October 3 Meaford: Multi-way traffic lights on Meaford Road from September 12 until September 25 at the roundabout of Meaford Road and Tower Road until October 1 Meaford: Two way signals on Rookery Lane from September 12 until October 1 Meaford: One lane closed on A34 on Stone Road in Meaford from October 2 until October 11 Meir Heath: Two way traffic signals on Common Lane in Meir Heath until October 1 Norbury: Roadworks and road closure on A519 from September 20 until October 24 Ranton: Stop/go boards on Brook Lane outside All Saints Church on October 4 Sandon: Roadworks and overnight closures at level crossing on B5066 Sandon Bank from September 29 until October 1 (Road closed from 10pm until 6am) Saverley Green: Multi-way traffic signals on Sandon Road from September 27 until October 1 Stafford Stafford: Temporary traffic lights on Beaconside until April 2019 Stafford: Roadworks and road closure on Baswich Lane near the canal bridge from September 10 until December 14 Stafford: Two way traffic lights on Bridge Street from September 25 until October 3 Stafford: Burton Bank Lane Footway closed until October 18 (over M6). Stafford: Two way traffic signals on Lichfield Road near St Pauls Church on October 7 Stafford: Carriageway incursion on Marston Road outside number 129 from September 29 until October 3. Stafford: Carriageway incursion on Newport Road outside number 32 from September 18 until October 1 Stafford: Roadworks and road closures on Shakespeare Road, Coleridge Drive, Tennyson Road and Somerset Road from August 6 until November 9 Stafford: Carriageway incursion on Stone Road adjacent to numbers 91 and 87 from September 27 until October 4 S (Continued) – W Stone: Roadworks and road closures at Aston Roundabout (A34/A51) from August 20 until November 2. Stone: Roadworks on Eccleshall Road between Walton and the M6 from September 20 until November 1 Stone: Temporary traffic lights on Eccleshall Road from October 1 until October 8 Stone: Carriageway incursion on Granville Square from October 3 until October 9 Woodseaves: Roadworks and road closure on A519 Newport Road from August 13 until October 22center_img Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Drivers are being warned to expect traffic and travel delays due to roadworks across Stafford Borough this coming week. Motorists hitting the roads of the area on Monday morning can expect a raft of delays and road closures waiting for them. The following roadworks are taking place in the Borough from Monday October 1 until Sunday October 7 – with this list also including Uttoxeter for those who live, work and travel through the East Staffordshire town. This list contains only the roadworks considered to be most likely to cause delays on key routes as well as those involving road closures and temporary traffic lights. It is not exhaustive and does not feature some minor or emergency repairs that come up after publication. Other roadworks may finish or start before schedule or be cancelled altogether. If you only want information about roadworks in a different area of North Staffordshire and South Cheshire, visit the links below, otherwise scroll down for the roadworks most likely to disrupt your journey in Stafford Borough in the coming week All information from Highways England, local authorities and utility companies. Read MoreRoadworks from October 1 until October 4 Roadworks in Stoke-on-Trent Roadworks in Stafford Borough/Uttoxeter A50 closed all weekendlast_img read more

Haiti says team got military training in Ecuador

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