Water woes continue in Shimla

first_imgThe water crisis has returned to haunt Shimla once again, after a few days of respite. More than a third of the population went without water on Saturday morning. The residents of ‘Zone III’ had to move out of their homes after failing to get the water supply promised by the municipal authorities. Due to the heavy rain on Friday night that resulted in silt accumulation, the water pumps stopped working, said the municipal staff when contacted by the residents. “But the same staff had the water to supply in the morning to select VIPs”, complained the majority residents who were seen running to their houses in the evening in hope to get some tap water, expected to be released in the evening.last_img

Rights panel poses questions on rehab centres in Rajasthan

first_imgThe Rajasthan State Human Rights Commission has posed some serious questions to the State government about the authority and permission to run drug rehabilitation centres after the death of a young man during treatment for de-addiction at a centre in Jodhpur. The commission has specifically asked about qualifications of persons running such centres.The commission’s enquiry came on a complaint filed at its camp hearing in Jodhpur earlier this week. Complainant Imran Khan stated that his brother Sajid had died during treatment at a rehabilitation centre in the city and the police had launched investigation after registering a case under Section 304-A (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code.‘Guidelines violated’Mr. Khan sought the directions for probe into his brother’s death as a murder case, while alleging that the rehabilitation centres, which charged thousands of rupees for treatment, did not even have the basic facilities. No qualified persons were available there for consultation and treatment and the Centre’s guidelines were being “violated with impunity”, he said.The commission’s Chairperson, Justice Prakash Tatia, observed in his order that it was necessary to know whether de-addiction had evolved as an independent subject of medicine and whether specialised treatments were available for different types of addiction.The commission directed the State’s Principal Medical & Health Secretary to provide information about the official authority which gives permission for establishing the rehabilitation centres as well as the provision for their monitoring. The commission has asked the Principal Secretary to file the reply by October 30, when the case will come up for further hearing.last_img read more

Rail services disrupted during stir for HC Bench in Balangir

first_imgHundreds of commuters were affected on Monday as rail traffic was disrupted during a day-long agitation called by Milita Kriyanusthan Committeee, Balangir, for the establishment of a permanent Bench of the Orissa High Court in Balangir.Trains were cancelled, diverted, rescheduled and short-terminated as protesters squatted on the railway track in Balangir and Titlagarh.The Rourkela-Koraput-Rourkela Express and Jagdalpur-Durg-Jagdalpur Express were cancelled from both directions on Monday. The Visakhapatnam-Durg-Visakhapatnam Express was also cancelled between Rayagada-Durg from both directions.Long-distance trains such as Lokmanya Tilak-Puri Express, Ahamedabad-Puri Express, Durg-Puri Express and Alleppey-Dhanbad Express were diverted to other routes.Timings of three trains – Korba-Visakhapatnam Express, Visakhapatnam-Korba Express and Hatia-Ernakulam Express – were revised.Centrally locatedNormal life came to a grinding halt in Balangir district where people, including political leaders, intellectuals and students, joined the strike in support of establishment of a permanent Bench. They said since the western Odisha town is centrally located, it would be befitting if the place is chosen for a permanent HC Bench.The disruption in train movement in the Sambalpur-Titlagarh section came to haunt commuters days after a similar two-day-long rail roko was observed in Sambalpur and other western Odisha districts over the same demand.The Central Action Committee, which is spearheading the agitation for establishment of a permanent Bench in western Odisha districts, had enforced a two-day shutdown on November 29 and 30. Several trains had to be cancelled.Except banks, post offices and the district treasury, all State and Central government offices have remained closed since November 19. The Odisha government had recommended the establishment of permanent Benches – one each in western and south Odisha – to the Centre on September 5. Subsequently, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had replied to the State government seeking comprehensive proposals on the establishment of Benches along with the consent of the Orissa High Court. However, there has been no progress since the second week of September.last_img read more

Rogan josh: A dying art kept alive in a few enthusiastic households

first_imgSumar Khatri sits cross-legged on the bare floor of his house. A blue plastic container that looks just like a simple spice box, found in most Indian kitchens, is lying open next to him. Inside, however, are an array of pigments soaked in water.He works oblivious to his surroundings in what looks like a composed scene. He takes some of the yellow dye, places it on the heel of his hand and mixes it with a metal stylus.Read it at Live Mint Related Itemslast_img

Australia risk missing top players in Ashes over pay dispute: David Warner

first_imgThe ongoing pay dispute might leave Australia without their top players in the home Ashes series against England later this year, vice-captain David Warner has warned.Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) rejected Cricket Australia’s (CA) pay offer last month, dismissing the proposal as “a win for cricket administrators but a loss for cricket”.CA has threatened the players with unemployment, saying they would not get alternative contracts if they fail to agree to the new collective bargaining agreement.Warner said he and his colleague would not “buckle at all”.”If it gets to the extreme they might not have a team for the Ashes,” Warner, currently playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL), told the Age newspaper.”I really hope they can come to an agreement…we don’t really want to see this panning out like that where we don’t have a team, we don’t have cricket in the Australian summer.”It is up to CA to deal with the ACA. It’s obviously in their hands,” said the 30-year-old.Fast-bowling team mate Mitchell Starc had earlier predicted “an interesting men’s and women’s ashes” in a cryptic tweet, triggering speculations of a possible players’ strike if they were not paid after the existing collective bargaining agreement expires on June 30.Warner said the players were not really shocked by the CA stance.”We thought something along the lines of this might happen…it’s not come as a shock, but more the fact it has come so early,” the opener said.”We won’t buckle at all, we are standing together and very strong, and as you can see from all the people that have spoken so far, we are all on the same wavelength.advertisement”We want a fair share and the revenue-sharing model is what we want, so we are going to stick together until we get that.”Warner also ruled out signing three-year contracts that would keep him and other elite Australian players out of the lucrative IPL.”It was quite laughable when I heard about it,” he said.”It is fantastic with the security but you can’t just try and stop people from playing other tournaments…”(The IPL) gives us a great window to get the T20 format in.”last_img read more

Vernon Philander recovers from bug as South Africa look to bounce back

first_imgOpening bowler Vernon Philander is over the viral infection that South Africa say cost them the third test against England earlier this week and looking forward to trying to level the series when the final test starts on Friday.Philander’s participation in the 239-run defeat at The Oval was restricted by a stomach bug that hit him so hard he had to spend a night in hospital after suffering serious dehydration.But he still bowled 32 overs in the two innings and took two wickets, albeit at “70-80 intensity” and frequently having to go back to the dressing room.”It got a lot worse having to bowl after losing a lot of fluids. The night in hospital, being on a drip, revitalised me but it all came back up again the next day. All in all, I’m a lot better, I’m energised and have replenished a lot of the fluids,” he said on Wednesday after net practice ahead of the fourth Test at Old Trafford.South Africa trail 2-1 in the series after being well beaten at The Oval as they were bowled out before tea on Monday.Captain Faf du Plessis said the absence of a fully-fit Philander was a “killer blow”.”It’s obvious when I say someone like Vernon Philander missing out was costly.” Philander said on Wednesday the South Africans had made a strong review of their mistakes in the defeat and would be focusing on maintaining extended periods of consistency to put the home side under pressure in the last game of a lengthy tour.advertisement”We let ourselves down but there is still everything to play for. The series has been a rollercoaster, so have the margins of victory and defeat. The boys are ready for this one, we have had a few hard chats but the players will take ownership of their performances and improve in the next match.”We have an honesty policy in the side. We all admitted that it wasn’t our best test match. As players, we take ownership of our performances. We let ourselves down with the bat in the first innings, and we have been brutally honest about it. We are looking forward to correcting those mistakes in this match and hopefully we can level the series,” Philander told reporters.England won the first Test at Lords by 211 runs while South Africa levelled the series at Trent Bridge by winning the second by 340 runs.last_img read more

Bishan Singh Bedi on Kohli-Kumble fallout: One person is doing all he wants

first_imgBishan Singh Bedi felt that Virat Kohli had quite a monopoly over decisions in and around the Indian cricket team and the same happened during the infamous fallout between him and the then Indian coach Anil Kumble.Indian cricket went through a turmoil in the lead up to the 2017 Champions Trophy and after that. Shortly before the Champions Trophy got underway in England, murmurs of a rift between Kohli and Kumble first appeared in the media. In the subsequent days and weeks, what unfolded was a messy sequence of events.There had been a total breakdown of communication between Kohli and Kumble. The players were far from happy with the coach’s headmasterly behaviour and there was absolutely no way the Cricket Advisory Committee, Committee of Administrators or the BCCI could have salvaged the situation. After what seemed like an eternity, Kumble stepped down as coach following a Champions Trophy final defeat to Pakistan.In his resignation letter to the BCCI, Kumble wrote that the “captain had reservations” with his style of coaching.It is widely believed that captain Virat Kohli and some other players in the team had taken against Kumble’s way of managing the team and were responsible for his resignation. It is also known that Ravi Shastri as the coach of the Indian cricket team was largely Kohli’s choice.”That is what I am saying, one person [Virat Kohli] is doing all he wants and we are letting it happen. What would Anil [Kumble] have said, he was gracious to leave it like that,” Bishan Singh Bedi said at Sahitya Aaj Tak.advertisement Bishan Singh Bedi felt as a country we have forgotten how to voice against the wrong. (AajTak Photo)A year and a half after the incident, the Indian team under Virat Kohli and the management of Shastri have lost two defining overseas Test series in South Africa and England and are starting at the final leg in Australia.The Indian bowling unit showcased excellent cricket in both South Africa and England but it was the batting that let India down. Apart from the might of Virat Kohli, there was hardly any other batsman who matched the standards and produced desired results.Before leaving for Australia, Kohli even urged his batsmen to step up in the press conference in Mumbai.When asked about India’s chances down under, Bedi refrained from making any predictions but said that the Indian team is good.”The Indian team is good, we all know that but the same team went to England and South Africa and those teams were also “weak”. Yes the bans have happened on two kids [Steve Smith and David Warner] but a team is not made of two individuals. In fact, our team is made of one person, everything is about Kohli. The amount of focus there is, you don’t realise how much pressure you are putting on that kid [Kohli], both as a batsman and a captain.” Bishan Singh Bedi said the Indian team has become all about Virat Kohli (AajTak Photo)Bedi had the opinion that the amount of intensity Kohli brings on the cricket pitch is remarkable but he also felt that he doesn’t see the same from his team.”In my humble opinion, there is hardly anyone more intense than Kohli but there is a world of difference in his intensity and the team’s.”Similarly, Virat Kohli as a player and Virat Kohli as a captain, there is a world of difference.”Also watch –last_img read more

Karius braced for battle with Mignolet

first_imgLiverpool Karius braced for battle with Mignolet for Liverpool No. 1 spot Chris Burton 08:30 12/15/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Loris Karius Liverpool Premier League The German goalkeeper returned to the Reds’ starting XI against West Brom and admits that he is hoping to see more regular game time Loris Karius has had a taste of Premier League action again and is ready to battle Simon Mignolet for a starting berth at Liverpool.The German goalkeeper took in an eventful debut campaign at Anfield in 2016-17 as he was thrown in at the Premier League deep end shortly after his arrival, only to then be dragged back out.A run of inconsistent performances saw the 24-year-old replaced by Mignolet, with the Belgian having retained favour in domestic competition ever since. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Karius was, however, drafted back in for a meeting with West Brom, as his rival nursed a slight knock, and he is determined to see more minutes after keeping a clean sheet in a 0-0 draw.“It had been quite a while,” he told reporters after making just two Premier League appearances in 12 months.“Obviously I’ve had the Champions League games but there are not that many so I was happy to get a start here. I wasn’t really expecting it but it was nice to play.“It is always a battle, it doesn’t matter in which club or which position. If you don’t perform well, even when you start, you might lose your spot in any position so you have to perform and the rest is up to the manager.“I was happy I got a start and I’ll just try to keep the standard high in training. That’s all I can do. The decision who plays is the manager’s job.”HD Loris KariusKarius added on his fight for first-team opportunities: “It’s difficult in football to plan too far ahead.“I want to play every game and my favourite option would be to play again on Sunday. But I have to take it as it comes and perform well when I am in the squad.“I think I did a decent job against West Brom. The manager has trust in me otherwise he wouldn’t have thrown me in.“I have to show him in training I am ready for the upcoming games and then he is the one who picks. I would prefer to play every single game now so we will just have to wait and see.”Liverpool face Bournemouth on Sunday, with the Vitality Stadium holding painful memories for Karius.He endured a tough time against the Cherries in December 2016, conceding three times in the final 14 minutes of a memorable encounter to end up on the wrong end of a 4-3 scoreline.Just one more Premier League opportunity was presented to him after that, with more mistakes in a 2-2 draw with West Ham proving to be the final straw for Klopp.Karius was brought back in for a 4-0 victory over Arsenal in August, but he then had to wait another four months before facing the Baggies. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Arsenal sign Ivorian forward Nicolas Pepe in club record deal

first_imgArsenal sign Ivorian forward Nicolas Pepe in club record dealPepe, who was also linked with many European clubs in the close season, scored 22 goals in Ligue 1 last season — second only to Paris St Germain’s Kylian Mbappe who scored 33 goals — and also grabbed 11 assists.advertisement Reuters LondonAugust 1, 2019UPDATED: August 1, 2019 22:30 IST Arsenal sign Ivorian forward Nicolas Pepe (@Arsenal)HIGHLIGHTSNicolas Pepe is now the most expensive African footballer of all timePepe signed a five-year deal and will wear the number 19 shirt at the London clubPepe is Arsenal’s fourth recruit of the close season after the club signed Gabriel MartinelliArsenal have signed forward Nicolas Pepe from French club Lille for a club-record fee, the Premier League side said on Thursday. He is now the most expensive African footballer of all time.Financial details of the transfer were not revealed but British media reported it was around 72 million pounds, eclipsing the 56 million pounds paid to Borussia Dortmund for striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang last year.”Nicolas is a highly-rated and talented winger who was wanted by many of the top teams in Europe,” Arsenal manager Unai Emery said in a statement here.Signing a top-class winger has been one of our key objectives in this transfer window and I’m delighted he’s joining.He will add pace, power and creativity, with the aim of bringing more goals to our team.Welcome to The Arsenal, Nicolas Pepe#PepeIsHere pic.twitter.com/nXJIB9XdLWArsenal (@Arsenal) August 1, 2019The 24-year-old Ivory Coast international signed a five-year deal and will wear the number 19 shirt at the London club.Pepe, who was also linked with many European clubs in the close season, scored 22 goals in Ligue 1 last season second only to Paris St Germain’s Kylian Mbappe who scored 33 goals and also grabbed 11 assists.Being here is very emotional because it has not been easy for me, said Pepe. I have come a long way and struggled a lot and so signing for this great club is a big reward.Pepe is Arsenal’s fourth recruit of the close season after the club signed Brazilian winger Gabriel Martinelli, midfielder Dani Ceballos on loan from Real Madrid and centre back William Saliba, who has been loaned back to St Etienne for the season.advertisementArsenal, who finished fifth last season, play a friendly against Barcelona on Sunday before they begin the new league campaign with a trip to Newcastle United on Aug. 11.Read more | FIFA approves expansion of women’s World Cup to 32 teams in 2023Also see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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 Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow ArsenalFollow Nicolas PepeFollow Premier league Nextlast_img read more

Premier To Outline Infrastructure Stimulus

first_imgPremier Rodney MacDonald will outline government’s infrastructure stimulus plan at a Halifax Chamber of Commerce breakfast on Wednesday, March 11. Premier MacDonald said the announcement will be an overview of how government plans to create jobs, invest in strategic priorities, maintain fiscal stability and help people get the jobs that are created. “We will be unveiling investment plans for infrastructure,” said Premier MacDonald. “We will have an overall amount and a number of areas where we will make investments.” The premier said that while there will be some specific examples of spending, people shouldn’t be expecting a long list of projects to be unveiled Wednesday. “This is a plan, this is not an announcement of specific projects,” said MacDonald. “I will be outlining areas of investment, and explaining how we will be funding these investments. “There have already been a number of projects put to tender, and over the coming days, there will be more of that.” The premier said the plan will benefit people in all areas of the province, and will not only create jobs, but will leave a lasting legacy.last_img read more

Mitsotakis sworn in as Greek PM after big win

first_imgAthens: Conservative party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis has been sworn in as Greece’s new prime minister Monday, a day after his resounding win over left-wing Alexis Tsipras, who led the country through the tumultuous final years of its international bailouts. Mitsotakis, 51, arrived at the presidential mansion for the official swearing-in ceremony accompanied by his wife and three children, with the ceremony conducted by Archbishop of Athens Ieronymos. He was to then head to the prime minister’s office for a handover of duties, and was expected to name his cabinet later in the day. Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi JinpingMitsotakis’ New Democracy party won 39.8% of the vote, giving him 158 seats in the 300-member parliament, a comfortable governing majority. Tsipras’ Coalition of the Radical Left, or Syriza, garnered 31.5%. The extremist right-wing Golden Dawn, Greece’s third largest party during the height of the financial crisis, failed to make the 3% threshold to enter parliament. Mitsotakis will have to move fast to deal with the myriad of problems still plaguing the economy. Europe’s finance ministers are meeting in Brussels on Monday and will be discussing Greece, which still has stringent fiscal targets to meet even though it no longer directly receives bailout loans. Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in Xinjiang”I assume the governance of the country with full awareness of the national responsibility,” Mitsotakis said in his victory speech Sunday night. “I know of the difficulties that lie ahead for me and for my associates. But I draw strength from the strength of the people.” Greece’s economy shrank by a quarter and poverty and unemployment levels soared during the country’s nearly decade-long financial crisis. Although its finances are on the mend and the economy is expected to grow by 2.2% this year, it still has a long way to go to make up the economic output lost. The country’s debt stands at about 181% of annual GDP and Greece has pledged to continue producing large primary surpluses the budget excluding debt servicing of more than 3% of GDP for years to come. Mitsotakis said Sunday he would stick to his campaign pledges of lowering taxes, attracting investments and cutting through red tape to make Greece more business-friendly. “New Democracy’s clear victory in Greece’s parliamentary elections yesterday will be welcomed by investors,” said economics consultancy Capital Economics in a research note.last_img read more

Maha Man pushes wife to death in river after tiff arrested

first_imgThane: A 45-year-old tribal villager was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly pushing his wife to death in a river after a quarrel in Maharashtra’s Thane district, police said. Dashrath Waghe, a resident of Khadavli village, had a fight with his wife Surekha Waghe (42) on Monday night when she objected to his drinking habit, police inspector Balaji Phandhare said. Around 11.30 pm, the man allegedly pushed his wife into the Bhatsa river following which she drowned, he said. A passer-by saw this and alerted the police who rushed to the spot and fished out the body, he said. The accused was arrested on Tuesday morning and booked under Indian Penal Code Sections 302 (murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence), he said. The body was sent for postmortem, he added.last_img read more

Feds ground northern Saskatchewan crash airline citing operational deficiencies

first_imgOTTAWA – Transport Canada says it has grounded the airline that operated the plane that crashed in northern Saskatchewan earlier this month.A West Wind Aviation ATR42-320 with 25 people on board went down on Dec. 13 shortly after taking off from the Fond du Lac airstrip.Everyone survived, but seven people were seriously injured.Transport Canada said Friday that it has suspended the airline’s operator certificate, citing deficiencies in the company’s operational control system.It said such systems ensure a company is following safety rules for dispatching staff and aircraft.“In the interest of public safety, Transport Canada suspended West Wind Aviation’s Air Operator Certificate and will not allow the company to resume its commercial air service until it demonstrates compliance with aviation safety regulations,” the department said in a post on its website.“Transport Canada takes its aviation safety oversight role very seriously and expects every air operator to fully comply with aviation safety regulations.”West Wind said it has received the order but had already voluntarily suspended all flying operations.“We are working diligently to resolve any issues, with the aim of restarting operations as soon as possible,” the Saskatoon-based company said in an email.“Safety is our number one priority, and we look forward to improving our processes to continue to serve our communities and customers.”On Wednesday, the Transportation Safety Board said it had eliminated engine failure as the cause of the crash.There was no explosion or fire on impact.A TSB investigator said it was remarkable there was no fire.The board said the cause of the crash has not been determined and investigators are still looking at weather conditions, runway length, aircraft maintenance, pilot training and operational policies.Transport Canada said it does not hesitate to take action when regulatory non-compliance is identified and the department will continue to monitor West Wind Aviation’s actions as it works towards compliance with aviation safety regulations.— By John Cotter in Edmontonlast_img read more

US 24 Muslim Workers fired for Taking off 5 Minutes to

first_imgCasablanca – According to the news outlet Opposing views, 23 Muslim workers in Cincinnati, Ohio, were fired  for taking 5 minutes off from work to practice their evening prayer.The fired Muslim workers were Somali refugees who had been working for DHL Global Mail, a leading postal and logistics company.After DHL had changed its break policy, the now unemployed Muslim workers had to take off 5 minutes to pray, something their recently appointed supervisor did not tolerate. Apparently, their supervisor considered the 5 minutes they took off work as an additional break that was in conflict with the company’s new break policy.Mohamed Maow, one of the 24 Muslim workers who lost their job at DHL, reported never having any negative reviews on his three years of work at the company.“We do not have a choice,” Shahira Abdullah, one of the sacked workers was quoted as saying by Opposingviews.com. “We must stop what we are doing and pray. We were not asking for an additional break,” he further justified.According to the same source, police were called to ensure security after the three Muslims were told they were fired.Maow and 12 other employers subsequently lodged complaints against the company at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.According to the same source, DHL Global Mail responded to the complaints stating, “While we believe that all respective internal rules of DHL Global Mail are perfectly in line with legal requirements, we will investigate/consider the case carefully…DHL Global Mail ensures employees’ religious practices are understood and, as reasonable, accommodated.”However, Maow and the 22 other Muslims workers who lost their job contended that there was a clear lack of understanding of the workers’ religious commitments on the part of DHL.For Maow and the other Muslim workers, DHL Global Mail did not invest the same degree of understanding that other institutions in the U.S. display towards adherents of different religions:“We take work very seriously,” stated Maow, “I have never had this problem before. When I took English class at Cincinnati Public Schools, my teachers always understood when I had to pray. It never was a problem.”While their case is being closely investigated, Maow and his Muslim co-workers are officially jobless.Edited by Anna Jacobs© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

Indonesian police arrest 43 Lankans

Earlier in the day Indonesian police detained more than 100 illegal immigrant in Cianjur, West Java , on the highway leading to the southern coast of Java.Police detective Adj Comr. Gito of the Cianjur police said the first group of 80 illegal immigrants from Maynmar, Pakistan, and Afghanistan were stopped in the Cianjur-Bandung highway. The police in West Java, Indonesia arrested 43 illegal immigrants from Sri Lanka today.They were arrested after being detected at the Sindangbarang highway in South Cianjur, Antara News reported. The illegal immigrants would be handed over to immigration authorities in Sukabumi. The illegal immigrants chose the road via South Cianjur to the southern coast of Java from which they planned to cross to their final destination Australia`s Christmas Island. They uses a truck and five minibuses, Gito said.They were stopped after police officers saw their cars with suspicious foreign passengers, he said.

US CEOs report gloomiest outlook in 3 years as hiring sales expectations

WASHINGTON – A survey of U.S. chief executives shows a sharp drop in the number of large companies that plan to add jobs or hire more workers.The Business Roundtable said Wednesday that only 29 per cent of its member CEOs plan to increase hiring over the next six months. That’s down from 36 per cent in June, when the group last released its quarterly survey.It’s also much lower than the 52 per cent of CEOs in early 2011 who said they planned to boost hiring, the highest percentage since the survey began in 2002.Jim McNerney, chairman of the Roundtable and CEO of The Boeing Co., said CEOs are worried about the impact of budget cuts and tax increases that are set to take effect at the start of next year. The pending U.S. budget changes are known as the “fiscal cliff.” Chief executives are also concerned about economic slowdowns in Europe and China.The cliff “certainly throws cold water on long-term business planning,” he said in a conference call with reporters.Only 30 per cent of CEOs expect to increase their investment in capital goods such as machinery, computers or other equipment. Companies usually buy such goods when they are expanding. That’s down sharply from 43 per cent three months ago.Large-company CEOs are more pessimistic about their future sales and the overall U.S. economy, the survey found. While 58 per cent expect their sales to increase over the next six months, that’s down from 75 per cent in the June report. And the CEOs forecast the economy will expand just 1.9 per cent this year, below their 2.1 per cent forecast three months earlier.McNerney said that when companies expect growth below 2 per cent, “you’re not adding jobs.” Instead, they will simply push their work forces to be more productive, he said.The Roundtable’s overall CEO Outlook index fell to 66, the lowest since the third quarter of 2009, when the economy was just emerging from recession. Any reading above 50 suggests the economy is expanding.Still, the negative impact of the fiscal cliff could be offset after the presidential election if Congress postponed the cuts and tax increases and agreed on a longer-term framework for reducing the deficit, McNerney said.The downbeat view among chief executives is in contrast with a report Tuesday showing that consumers are more optimistic. The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index rose in September to its highest level in seven months. Rising home values and stock prices have boosted Americans’ confidence that the economy will improve in the coming months. More people even expected hiring to pick up.The Business Roundtable represents the CEOs of the 200 largest U.S. corporations. The survey results are based on 138 responses received between Aug. 30 and Sept. 14. US CEOs report gloomiest outlook in 3 years as hiring, sales expectations fall by News Staff Posted Sep 26, 2012 12:18 pm MDT read more

Rikke Skov questionable for the EHF EUR0 2010

Famous left back of Danish national team and one of the best world’s team, Viborg, Rikke Skov has a problem with a shoulder and it is still a question, if she will be ready for the EHF EURO 2010 in home country and in the neighborhood. One is definitely, she will miss the preparation tournament in Norway, where will participate EHF EURO 2010 competitors, Scandinavians, Denmark, Norway and Iceland, also Serbia.– I am coming to participate in Norway, just as a spectator – said Rikke for the Danish Press.Danish national coach, Jan Pytlick will announced official squad at 30th of November at Press Conference in Odense. ← Previous Story The Swiss resizing their League on 10 teams Next Story → Brazilian Chana Masson until 2013 in Randers HK Danish women handballRikke Skov

The HSE has spent €3m upgrading its headquarters in the last five

first_imgThe HSE has spent €3m upgrading its headquarters in the last five years This includes €1.3 million on basement refurbishment in 2016 and over €92,000 on canteen renovations in 2015. By Órla Ryan Thursday 2 Mar 2017, 12:01 AM 13,283 Views Mar 2nd 2017, 12:01 AM 24 Comments Image: Wikipedia Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlecenter_img Share616 Tweet Email2 Dr Steevens’ Hospital http://jrnl.ie/3265226 Short URL THE HSE HAS spent just over €3 million refurbishing its headquarters in Dublin over the last five years.Figures released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act show the expenditure during this period includes about €1.3 million on basement refurbishment in 2016, €92,581 on canteen renovations in 2015 and over €550,000 on pitched roof maintenance in 2014.A spokesperson said: “The main expenditure was on reconfiguring the basement in the building to accommodate offices and a suite of meeting rooms. Other significant projects completed in this period include the refurbishment/upgrade of the staff canteen and the installation of more cost-effective lighting.”The HSE’s headquarters is located at Dr Steevens’ Hospital, a listed building close to Heuston Railway Station.Here’s a breakdown of how much was spent annually during the last five-year period:2016: €1.49 million2015: €225,1792014: €838,4702013: €472,3002012: €40,000Just over €1.3 million was spent in 2013 and 2014, including:€553,574 on pitched roof and window maintenance€229,000 on kitchen upgrades€166,760 on roof repair (including almost €68,000 on emergency repairs to stop a leak)€85,000 on lift repair€534,450 on replacing two boilers (the HSE said both boilers were “each over 20 years old and malfunctioning regularly”)€10,589 on library refurbishment‘Value for money’In a further statement to TheJournal.ie, the HSE said: “Dr Steevens’ provides approximately 110,000 sq ft of office accommodation for the HSE in a city centre location. The cost of leasing such accommodation in Dublin city at the moment would be somewhere between €4.5 million and €9.5 million per annum, with a further once off fit-out cost of between €11 million and €16 million.The investment in the building in the last 18 months was to provide additional office space and meeting rooms in the basement of the building. Without this investment further space would have to be leased in the vicinity. The recent expenditure on the building represents value for money for the State.“Dr Steevens’ is a listed building and the HSE is obliged (enforceable by the planning authorities) to preserve the building in its present condition. There are costs associated with maintaining historic buildings.”Read: Allegations of abuse about another child at ‘Grace’ home reported to gardaí in 1996Read: Dentists call for regular teeth screenings in schools to avoid ‘traumatic’ extractions Dr Steevens’ Hospital Image: Wikipedialast_img read more

15yearold girl pimped by girlfriend for drugs and money to be placed

first_img Apr 25th 2019, 5:29 PM https://jrnl.ie/4607139 By Aodhan O’Faolain & Ray Managh Image: Shutterstock/Antonio Guillem Image: Shutterstock/Antonio Guillem 15-year-old girl pimped by girlfriend for drugs and money to be placed in facility for troubled teens One of several men that had unprotected sex with the teenager is a male prostitute who is HIV positive. Share Tweet Email3 No Comments TUSLA, THE CHILD and Family Agency, has secured High Court orders allowing it to place a teenage girl who is being pimped to men by her girlfriend for money and drugs at a secure facility for troubled teens.The CFA sought the orders over concerns for the 15-year-old girl’s life and welfare following several incidents in recent weeks.The concerns include that the girl, who has a history of absconding for days and is deemed extremely vulnerable, has been sexually assaulted and abused on many occasions.She was pimped out to several men by her older girlfriend for “€20 and drugs,” including crack cocaine and heroin, the CFA claim.The girl, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, has been taking illegal drugs and alcohol before being pimped out to the men.One of several men that had unprotected sex with the teenager is an Irish based Eastern European male prostitute who is HIV positive.While the girl has not developed the condition, she has not been taking medication prescribed to her aimed at preventing her from becoming HIV positive.There is also a risk that the girl may become pregnant, as the only contraceptive she is known to have used on occasions is the morning after pill.The girl, who was in several placements had most recently been staying with her father, who the court heard has been trying to help her.In order to prevent her from absconding the father had removed handles from doors and latches from windows so she could not get out.At the High Court today Justice Alexander Owens granted the CFA various interim orders, including allowing it to detain the teen at a facility for teenagers in Dublin.The CFA says the girl will be kept safe at the facility, where she will be able to access the supports and healthcare she requires.The order was granted on an ex-parte basis, and was sought after a place the CFA has available for minors in its special care units became available.The judge also appointed a qualified social worker to act as the girl’s independent guardian ad litem.Seeking the orders David Leahy Bl for the CFA said in his eight years making applications to have young persons placed in secure care this case was the most “stark”.There were serious concerns for the girl’s physical health and mental well-being, and her family had indicated their general support that the girl get the help she requires.The girl is in a relationship with an older girl, counsel said, but the reality was this person “acted more as the teen’s pimp.”One of the men believed to have sexually assaulted her is her girlfriend’s brother, the court heard.The teen had been found at various locations after she absconded from where she was supposed to be staying, including apartments with men believed to be using her for sex.Counsel said that on one of the occasions the teen absconded, her family learned on social media that she was to meet a man at a public house.Her family intercepted her at the pub in an attempt to ensure she did not come to harm.Counsel said that the gardaí are investigating certain matters, including the girl’s claims about being sexually abused.There is also a probe into the possibility that she may have participated in the making of child pornography.The girl is now in a situation where her life is at risk, counsel said.There were also concerns that the girl might be suicidal, and that she had been involved in “a suicide pact.”Counsel said that the reports are that the girl is quite bright, but had not been in school for some time.The staff at the school the girl had attended had expressed their concerns for the girl, who claimed to have been bullied there.She had been put in various placements, but these had not worked out.In addition, she had not engaged with various services or attended at appointments made for her with healthcare professionals.The matter will return before the Court next week. Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 38,621 Views Thursday 25 Apr 2019, 5:29 PMlast_img read more

Japon alerte au tsunami après un violent séisme

first_imgJapon : alerte au tsunami après un violent séismeUn important séisme, de magnitude 7,3 sur l’échelle de Richter, a secoué ce mercredi matin le nord-est du Japon. La violence de la secousse a conduit l’Agence météorologique japonaise à émettre une alerte au tsunami, levée quelques heures plus tard sans qu’aucun dégât n’ait été signalé.La secousse a été ressentie jusqu’à Tokyo où les immeubles ont tremblé pendant une trentaine de secondes. Mais ni victime ni dommage matériel n’ont été constatés, rapporte le site du Point. Ce séisme s’est produit à 11h45 (2h45 GMT), à 400 kilomètres de la capitale, mais à une très faible profondeur de dix kilomètres. Quant à son épicentre, il a été localisé à 160 kilomètres à l’est de la péninsule d’Oshika, dans la préfecture de Miyagi.À lire aussiComment expliquer les mystérieux séismes au large de Mayotte ?Face à la violence de la secousse, l’Agence météorologique japonaise a émis une alerte au tsunami mineur. Mais la plus haute vague n’ayant atteint que 60 centimètres dans le port d’Ofunato, dans la préfecture d’Iwate, l’avertissement a été levé trois heures plus tard, quand le trafic ferroviaire des trains à grande vitesse, interrompu brièvement, avait déjà repris depuis un long moment.Situé dans une zone de subduction de quatre plaques tectoniques, l’archipel nippon est régulièrement touché par des secousses telluriques plus ou moins intenses et dévastatrices. C’est en 1923 que s’est produit le séisme le plus meurtrier, celui du Kantō, qui fit plus de cent mille morts. Plus récemment, en 1995, le séisme de Kōbe avait fait 6.437 victimes.Le 9 mars 2011 à 14:43 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more