first_imgCAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125 A 2.5 kilometre section of Highway 125, near Coxheath Road, willbe closed between 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 8 while atemporary bridge is installed. A detour will be available via Keltic Drive (Route 305) andtraffic control persons will be in place. -30- Local Area Office: 902-563-2526 Fax: 902-563-2517last_img

first_imgThe Department of Health has begun searching for a new way todispose of Nova Scotia’s biomedical waste. The department invited contractors today, Feb. 1, to submitproposals on the best and safest way to proceed. “We will look at all options that come through the tenderingprocess,” said Health Minister Angus MacIsaac. “I’m confident wewill find a solution that is best for Nova Scotia and that willmeet all environmental standards.” Currently, Nova Scotia generates about 2 million kilograms ofbiomedical waste, most of which is plastic. It is now transportedto Cape Breton to an incinerator where it is destroyed. Thatcontract for services expires at the end of the year. Contractors have until Feb. 17 to respond to the call forexpressions of interest for a new contract to dispose of thewaste. A selection committee will then decide on a short-list ofpotential candidates. The successful proposal must undergo acomprehensive environmental assessment conducted by theDepartment of Environment and Labour.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: A massive blast occurred at a primary health centre building on Thursday in West Bengal’s Birbhum district but there was no report of any casualty, police said. Preliminary police investigation pointed to a suspected stockpile of explosives in the house, which blew up. The severity of the blast was such that the roof and wall of one side of the building at Labhpur were blown away. Two rooms were reduced to rubble. “The building of Dwarka health centre was blown off due to an explosion around 2.45 a.m. We are at the spot investigating the matter and there is no report of any injury or casualty,” an officer of Labhpur police station said. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellers An employee of the health centre said they were lucky that the incident occurred at night but there is an atmosphere of fear all around. Incidentally, the health centre is barely a few metres away from the police station. Trinamool Congress supporters staged an angry demonstration, accusing the police of arriving at the spot eight hours of the incident. On June 29, another explosion inside the club building at Mollarpur had blown away the walls and damaged some of the houses in the vicinity. A local BJP leader said that there should be proper investigation of these blasts, while Trinamool Congress members feel that the BJP is responsible. “We want the NIA to investigate, not just the police or CID of West Bengal Police,” the BJP leader said.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Former finance minister P Chidambaram asked for “helping” his son Karti’s business and make overseas remittances in lieu of granting FIPB approval to INX Media, Indrani Mukerjea had told investigators probing the money laundering and corruption case related to the media firm.Mukerjea recorded her statement under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and said she and her husband Peter Mukerjea met Chidambaram at his office in Delhi’s North Block. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsBoth P Chidambaram and his son Karti have denied the allegations.”Peter started the conversation with Mr P Chidambaram referring to the application of INX Media for bringing in FDI and handed copy of the application to Mr P Chidambaram.”After having understood the issue, Mr P Chidambaram told Peter to help his son Karti in his business and make possible overseas remittances in lieu of FIPB approval,” Indrani said in her statement to the Enforcement Directorate (ED). Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayThe Mukerjeas were the promoters of the INX Media group and are facing charges of allegedly killing their daughter Sheena Bora.In 2008, Indrani said in the statement seen by PTI, when they came to know that there were alleged irregularities in the FIPB approval request, Peter decided that they should approach P Chidambaram to “resolve” these issues.”Peter said that the alleged violations can be regularised with Karti P Chidambaram’s help and advice to resolve these issues related to FIPB,” she said. She added that the couple then met Karti in a hotel in Delhi.”Karti knew about the issue and asked if 1 million US dollars could be transferred into an overseas account either owned by him or his associates in order to sort out the matter. When Peter said that the overseas transfer will not be possible, Karti suggested the names of 2 companies, Chess Management and Advantage Strategic as alternatives to make the desired payments into their accounts and that they will present themselves as consultants to INX Media Pvt Ltd,” she said.Indrani, however, added in her statement that these payments were “handled” by Peter and that she did not know as to how much money was paid for “addressing” the senior Chidambaram’s interest of helping his son.Indrani added that the Group Director (Legal and Regulatory Affairs) of the INX group “interacted” with Karti’s company Chess Management for the FIPB related manner and “to the best of her knowledge” another firm linked to Karti, Advantage Strategic Consulting Pvt Ltd (ASCPL), never rendered any services to INX Media Pvt Ltd.The ED probe had found that INX Media paid about Rs 9.96 lakh to ASCPL through a cheque in 2008 and this, the agency alleges, was a quid pro quo amount for grating the FIPB approval to the INX Media.In his statement, Peter Mukerjea told ED investigators that he met the senior Chidambaram two or three times and on each occasion the meetings were courtesy calls to explain the transition of their media business.However, he added that he met Chidamabram also “to ensure that there was no hold up or delay in their application and Chidambaram asked for his son’s business interests to be kept in mind, if any opportunity arose and for making overseas payments”.He said in his statement that he along with his wife “met Karti along with another person at Hyatt Delhi”.”The issue at hand was to regularise the over-invested amount as FDI,” Peter said.He added that he met Karti to “work this out” and get fresh FIPB approvals. Karti in turn, he stated, demanded USD 1 million and when he was informed that this was not possible, he suggested that payments would be made to his companies.Chess Management Services Pvt Ltd was suggested by Karti during their meeting at Hyatt, Peter said.”The amount of Rs 10 lakh paid to ASCPL by INX Media was part of USD 1 million demanded by Karti,” he said.Peter, however, added that his executive, who was dealing with Karti’s firm, sent him an email stating that there was a change of mind at their end and a different way of receiving payment wold have been devised.last_img read more

first_imgReaction has been pouring in on social media following a mass shooting late Sunday night where two people were killed and at least 12 others were injured in Toronto’s Greektown neighbourhood.The shooting happened near Danforth and Logan Ave. just after 10 p.m.Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said early Monday that police arrived at the scene and quickly identified the suspect, who was armed with a handgun. An exchange of gunfire ensued, and Saunders said the 29-year-old shooter likely died of gunshot wounds. Advertisement Advertisement Many celebrities took to social media to react to the tragedy, with the hashtags #Danforth and #TorontoStrong.Canadian actor Patrick J. Adams wrote, “Another night of senseless loss and brutality in my home town.”Another night of senseless loss and brutality in my home town. Praying that some of these reported injuries from the shooting don’t turn into fatalities. Thank you to all the officers and doctors working hard tonight to deal with the aftermath. #danforth— Patrick J Adams (@halfadams) July 23, 2018Canadian actress Laura Vandervoort wrote, “Heart broken to hear about the #Danforth shooting this morning. My love and condolences to the victims and their families.”Another senseless shooting in my home town. Heart broken to hear about the #Danforth shooting this morning. My love and condolences to the victims and their families. Praying those injured are able to recover not only physically but emotionally. #toronto— Laura Vandervoort (@Vandiekins22) July 23, 2018Canadian actor Jay Baruchel wrote, “A few years ago I chose to move to the east end of Toronto, first to East York and then the beach. Every day I’ve been reminded why I made that choice. I truly love it here. What happened on the Danforth last night was ugly, opportunistic barbarism.”A few years ago I chose to move to the east end of Toronto, first to East York and then the beach. Every day I’ve been reminded why I made that choice. I truly love it here. What happened on the Danforth last night was ugly, opportunistic barbarism.Toronto can and will endure.— Jay Baruchel (@BaruchelNDG) July 23, 2018Canadian racing driver Robert Wickens wrote, “Something needs to change! My thoughts go out to all the victims.”Just got back to Indianapolis to read about what happened in Toronto tonight. Something needs to change! My thoughts go out to all the victims. Thank you to the emergency response staff for there hard work in trying to keep the fatality rate as low as possible tonight. #Danforth— Robert Wickens (@robertwickens) July 23, 2018Canadian former women’s ice hockey player Hayley Wickenheiser wrote, “Oh Toronto…  #Danforth.”Oh Toronto…??#Danforth— Hayley Wickenheiser (@wick_22) July 23, 2018Former Barenaked Ladies frontman wrote, “‘This is where we used to live.’ For 25 years. And it’s where my kids live. What an awful, violent year for Toronto. #Danforth.” Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: England’s Joe Root said that the omission of batsman Alex Hales has had a unifying effect on the team. Hales had been named in the preliminary squad for the World Cup, that starts on May 30, despite serving a 21-day suspension following an “off-field incident”, which The Guardian later reported was a positive test for recreational drugs. After the matter went public, Hales was subsequently dropped from the team. Captain Eoin Morgan said that the incident had led to a “complete breakdown in trust” and that all the senior players of the team agreed that dropping Hales was the best decision. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju “Yes, absolutely,” Root is quoted as saying in a BBC Sport report. “Now we’re back playing cricket, that is really good for the group. We can concentrate on our full focus being on the cricket going into the World Cup.” Root, who is England’s Test captain, also said that Joffra Archer can still make a late entry into the World Cup squad. The Barbados-born pacer was impressive during the little play that was possible in England’s washed out first ODI against Pakistan. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai Masters “He’s been extremely impressive so far,” said Root. “It’s early days, but the way he bowled yesterday was particularly good. “When guys come in and perform well, that is good for the squad. If guys are performing at the best of their ability, that will improve the standard of the group.” Root also clarified that Archer’s potential late entry won’t cause any disharmony in the team. “I don’t think he’s created any rifts, uncertainty, or problems in the team, it’s purely providing competition and that can only be a good thing,” he said.last_img read more

Rabat – French newspaper Les Echo has chosen Oukaimden, Marrakech among the best skiing destinations in the world.Oukaimden was ranked in the fourth position behind Chili Portillo, Chile in the first place, followed by Gstaad, Switzerland in second place and La Thuile, Italy in third place.The French newspaper described Oukaimden as a ski resort in fashion and a hiding confidential ski area, which exhibits a great view of the foothills of the High Atlas and the Haouz plain. © Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed. read more

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MONTREAL – Air Transat cut 47 positions Thursday in an administrative restructuring, part of its three-year plan to restore profitability amid increased competition.Tour operator Transat A.T. (TSX:TRZ.B), which runs the airline, said 39 mostly non-union administrative staff lost their jobs while the remaining positions were vacant.Thirty-two people cut were in Montreal, six in Toronto and one in Vancouver.The cuts did not involve flight attendants, pilots or mechanics who recently agreed to concessions.“The restructuring that is announced today involves mainly administrative positions that have not been affected thus far,” spokeswoman Debbie Cabana said.The reorganization is part of Transat’s effort to cut costs by running all the human resources, financial and IT functions out of its headquarters.“It was already partially integrated to Transat, we’re now just completing the process but it’s something that we’ve been doing a long time,” she said in an interview.The annual cost savings expected are $4 million.The job cuts were the first since Transat eliminated 143 positions in October 2011. Transat employs 6,000 workers, including 2,125 at the airline.The restructuring Thursday also saw the appointment of a new leader for Air Transat.Jean-Francois Lemay was named general manager and will run the airline when president Allen Graham, 64, retires June 30.Graham joined Air Transat in 2000, following a career that included stints managing flight operations at Air Canada.Transat founder and CEO Jean-Marc Eustache will also assume the title of Air Transat president in July, even though the operations will be run by Lemay.In addition to running the airline, Lemay, 53, will remain vice-president of human resources and talent management at the parent company.Lemay joined Transat as a contract employee in human resources in 1987 and joined the executive team in 2011.He has worked closely with Graham and negotiated union contracts.“He’s really the one who was working with our unions and he knows the company inside out,” added Cabana.Analyst David Tyerman of Canaccord Genuity said the cost savings aren’t incremental to what Transat has already announced.He said Transat’s results are already feeling the ill effects of increased competition that will only get worse with Air Canada’s (TSX:AC.B) decision to launch its low-cost airline Rouge.“That is potentially a giant challenge for Transat because if Air Canada follows through with the full breadth of what they have the ability to do with their new union agreements, they would have many more aircraft than Transat,” the analyst said in an interview.Rouge is expected to ramp up to 50 aircraft, including 20 wide-body planes and 30 narrow-body aircraft used in sun destinations.Air Transat’s total permanent fleet is expected to be 21 planes by 2015, including five narrow-bodies and 16 wide-body planes.Several additional aircraft could be contracted during peak seasons. by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 25, 2013 4:51 pm MDT Air Transat cuts 47 positions in restructuring that adds new general manager read more

Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Transport News Brief Week 25, Tuesday 17 June 2008 Cabotage deal better than expected, says RHA The Road Haulage Association congratulated the UK government for making the best of difficult EU talks over cabotage. Transport ministers meeting in Luxembourg recently agreed that domestic haulage done by foreign trucks must not be “permanent or continuous” and be limited to three jobs in seven days. “We have got a compromise with other member states. It falls short of what we had originally lobbied for but you have to recognise the reality of the majority voting system in European politics,” said Roger King, RHA chief executive. “I pay tribute to the minister Rosie Winterton for her tenacity in driving through a deal with her European colleagues that is considerably better than we expected.” The deal should take effect in early 2011. More from Kate Gibbs on +44 (0)1 932 838 917 or Darwen Group wins £1.7m with Ensign order Specialist bus maker Darwen Group has won a ten-bus order worth some £1.7m from bus operator Ensign. The new Olympus double-deckers will go to work in the Tilbury and Grays area of Essex. The firm says the order is one of the largest made by an independent operator this year. Based on Volvo B9TL chassis, the new buses will have aluminium alloy bodywork to carry between 68 and 100 passengers. More from Anthony Walker on +44 (0)1 612 361 352 or Cummins power for Daimler Truck News in the US reports that Daimler Trucks North America will have both a Selective Catalytic Reduction and a non-SCR engine option available for customers in 2010. The firm says it will offer Cummins ISX power, as well as the Detroit Diesel DD15, in its Class 8 Freightliner, Sterling and Western Star trucks. Daimler’s own DD15 will use SCR to meet EPA2010 emissions standards while Cummins says it won’t need SCR. The Cummins ISX will be available in the Freightliner Cascadia in an EPA07 configuration with deliveries to start in January 2009. More from A-Plant goes for axle weighing A-Plant, which says it is the UK’s leading plant hire firm will fit Axtec axle weighing kit to all its 100 or more trucks over 3.5 tonnes GVW. Axtec will fit its ‘Axtec On-Board’ axle load indicator to all A-Plant’s new trucks, ranging from 3.5 tonne dropsider trucks to 26 tonne three-axle plant transporters. A-Plant will link the Axtec On-Board kit to the vehicle’s tracking device so that if an axle is overloaded, the system will alert the control room at the depot as well as the driver. More from David Rowlands on +44 (0)2 074 948 050 or Used van prices stall British Car Auctions says the tough market for van and truck sales means small business buyers could get a good deal at auction as the credit crunch tightens. “The market has slowed in April and despite fleet and lease van values rising, there are growing numbers of ex-lease short, medium and long wheel-base vans available,” said Duncan Ward BCA’s UK business development manager – commercial vehicles. “This means there is a great opportunity for small and medium sized businesses to get a good deal at auction if they are looking to upgrade their commercial fleet.” He says the firm’s website gives a preview of what’s on offer. More from Tim Naylor on +44 (0)1 252 878 555 or Birthday gongs Among the recently announced Birthday Honours, Moir Lockhead, boss at First Group has a knighthood for services to transport, while Christopher Macgowan, lately boss of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders gets an OBE, for services to the automotive industry. Sarah Sillars, boss of the Institute of the Motor Industry gets an OBE for services to skills training and the retail automotive industry. More from New man at CargoWise CargoWiseâ„¢ edi says Bob Saul is its new business development director for Europe, Middle East and Africa. The firm helps forwarders, customs brokers and logistics outfits avoid or sort out supply chain problems. More from Jim Martin, on +1 (0)847 570 9100 or NFT spends £3m to save fuel Logistics outfit NFT Distribution has taken 30 new Euro 5 Volvo FM12 tractors and expects them to deliver “up to five per cent Kilometres Per Litre (KPL) compared to the Euro 3 equivalent.”[sic] The new trucks all qualify for Reduced Pollution Certificates, saving road tax too. They join a 100 strong fleet, each doing over 250,000 miles a year and half of which is due to change every year. More from Sophie Whittle on +44 (0)1 179 073 400 or Schmitz to take transport in house Schmitz Cargobull will do its own transport and just got its first new Iveco Stralis 44 tonne tractor unit. The new truck will move trailers and parts from ports in the North East of England to the Schmitz Cargobull factory in Harelaw, County Durham. The firm previously used contractors to collect and deliver both spares and new trailers in the UK and says moving the transport back in-house should give more control and flexibility. North East Truck & Van did the deal, with the Stralis on a three year operating lease through Iveco Capital, with servicing done at the dealer’s Blaydon depot. More from James Keeler on +44 (0)2 083 991 184 or Better rules for EUETS The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders says it is working with its sister trade association Acea to try and improve the EU Emissions Trading Scheme. Both have lobbied for changes to cut the red tape for smaller firms without blunting the teeth of the scheme. The aim is for an optional exclusion for small units, raising their emissions threshold to 50,000 tonnes a year and dropping the 25 megawatt part of the threshold. The SMMT also wants sector limits so allocations are fair to each and a fair deal for combined heat and power generation. SMMT members run 19 sites in the UK that are covered by the EUETS, most of them boiler houses. More from Rob Walker on +44 (0)2 073 441 624 or FTA welcomes plans for railway cost cutting The Freight Transport Association says it welcomes the Office of Rail Regulation’s recent draft comment on Network Rail’s business plan for the years 2009 to 2014. In the document, ORR says Network Rail should cut costs by 21% by the end of this period. It also wants improved reliability, punctuality and capacity for freight and passengers. More from Christopher Snelling on +44 (0)1 892 552 245 or Motor industry rallies behind Chinese earthquake appeal Leading auto industry firms are working together to raise cash for victims of the Sichuan earthquake in China, which killed 50,000 but left millions more vulnerable. Led by Paul Stowe, from Shanghai LTI, a joint venture between London taxi maker LTI and Chinese motor group Geely and Ashley Sutcliffe, from the China Car Times web site, the idea involves a charity auction on eBay. Starting today and running till 24 June, this invites people to bid for a series of ‘priceless prizes’. These include two exclusive 1:18 scale models of Lifan cars, a month’s free advertising on China Car Times, an exclusive visit to the LTI plant in Coventry UK, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit Longbridge, Birmingham, as it re-launches the MG brand into Europe and a visit to the Lotus sports car plant in Hethel, Norfolk, UK. More from Martin Hayes on +44 (0)2 074 948 050 or New Magnum rigid for Scothorne Cold store and cold room flooring specialists, GE Scothorne & Sons (Contracts) Ltd. just got a new 4×2 Renault Magnum 460.18 rigid. The new truck will move large plant and heavy tools used to lay and repair specialist concrete floors for major supermarket chains and frozen food brands. Its bodywork includes a large toolbox at the front and a chassis-mounted crane. It also has a reversing camera, twin Magnum horns and specialist one-off light bars. Renault Trucks dealer JDS Trucks Leeds did the business. More from Penny Randall on +44 (0)1 582 479 619 or Emerson is Woman of the year Anita Emerson, warehouse operations manager at hauliers Knights of Old took the Woman of the Year award at the national first MAN everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards lunch recently. This is for a woman in the industry “whose vision, dedication and success make her an outstanding role model for other women embarking upon careers in transport and logistics.” Other winners are Dawn Fisher at Faber Maunsell, Julie Thomas at Containerlift Services, Susan Davies at Home Delivery Network, Vicki Dixon at FedEx Express and Claire Salmon at Boots the Chemist. More from Victoria Harris on +44 (0) 207 631 1000 or Steve Norris joins TfL board The SMMT’s Week in Westminster bulletin says Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, has appointed Tim Parker, the first deputy mayor to Transport for London’s Board and nominated him to lead the Board from 1 September 2008. Tory ex-transport minister Steve Norris and Kulveer Ranger, a key mayoral adviser, also join the Board. More from Magnum accessories online Renault says it has new Magnum truck accessories and merchandise available. You can see these online at and order them via your local Renault truck dealer. The stuff ranges through snow chains, LED lights, coffee pots, roof bars to clothing, bags and watches. More from Penny Randall on +44 (0)1 582 479 619 or UK Transport Committee doubts biofuel promise. The SMMT’s Week in Westminster bulletin says the House of Commons Transport Select Committee isn’t convinced that biofuels will cut UK emissions enough to meet the Government’s claimed timetable. More from Top Technician 2008 Mark Banks from Holmer Green Service Centre in Buckinghamshire has won the Top Technician 2008 prize. He won against over 1,000 automotive technicians to win the title along with cash and prizes valued at £9,000. Mark got his prize at the Garage Equipment Association Aftermarket Conference on 9 June at the Gaydon Motor Heritage Centre in Warwickshire. The Institute of the Motor Industry supports the competition as part of its Automotive Technician Accreditation scheme. Bosch is a co-sponsor. More from Marco Ferrari on +44 (0)2 074 948 050 or EU worries about US biodiesel imports The SMMT’s Week in Brussels bulletin says the European Union will look at soaring US biodiesel imports to see if they break global trade rules on subsidies. The EU says there is enough evidence to start anti-subsidy and anti-dumping investigations. In April, EU biodiesel makers asked the Commission to tax imports from the US, which can get a $300 (€192) a tonne subsidy. More from New boss for Highways Agency Graham Dalton is the next chief executive of the Highways Agency and will start his new job on 30 June 2008. Dalton is presently director of projects, national networks, in the Department for Transport. He is responsible for big rail investment projects including the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, the West Coast Route modernisation and Thameslink. He succeeds Archie Robertson, who has completed his fixed term contract. More from Heil wins Havant order Heil Europe says it has won an order to deliver six new Heil Powertrak dustcarts to Havant Borough Council over the next three years. The deal came as part of the council’s plans to standardise its 13 strong dustcart fleet and followed a new supplier evaluation process. It expects the move will simplify both maintenance and training. More from Sara Morris on +44 (0)1 326 560 402 or UAN approves Actia Muller Actia Muller has been appointed an approved supplier to the United Aftermarket Network, which says it is one of the UK’s leading automotive buying groups. The deal covers a wide range of Actia Muller garage and workshop garage equipment. This includes vehicle diagnostics, suspension tester, emission analysers, air-conditioning recharge units, tyre changers, wheel balancers and wheel alignment tools. More from Mike Ottewell on +44 (0)1 538 361 217 or Brigade goes to France Brigade Electronics says it has set up Brigade Electronique SARL, based in Southern Normandy as a direct sales channel for commercial vehicle and mobile plant users across France. The move follows Brigade’s success in establishing successful subsidiaries in the USA, South Africa, Germany and Italy. Brigade, which says it is the market leader in its field in the UK has partnership deals with over 50 specialist distributors worldwide, with exports across all five continents. More from Emily Randal on +44 (0)1 322 420 300 or P&O wins record steel contract P&O Ferrymasters says it has won a four-year deal with Corus, one of Europe’s largest steel makers. The firm will haul steel by road from the Corus plant at IJmuiden in the Netherlands, mainly to European packaging, automobile and construction industry customers. The contract also gives Corus an option to extend the deal for a further two years up to 2013. Two previous contracts with Corus have been limited to three-year terms. P&O bought 200 new coil trailers last year to service this contract; they are designed for unaccompanied RoRo work. More from Gail Isted on + 44 (0)7 792 451 284 or Climate-neutral dealer for Volvo Volvo Trucks has opened its first climate-neutral dealer, in Verona, Italy. The unit uses solar cells to capture more energy than the business needs to heat its offices and workshops. It will also sell surplus energy to the local power grid. Volvo says its biggest production factory, in Ghent, Belgium became the world’s first climate-neutral vehicle factory, in 2007. More from Marie Vassiliadis on +46 (0)31 322 41 27 or France and Germany do CO2 deal The SMMT’s Week in Brussels bulletin says French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have done a “breakthrough” deal on new car CO2 emissions. Both back a 120g/km target but want a “substantial” period to introduce such limits and softer penalties if industry fails to deliver. The deal has been criticised by environmentalist groups and other member states. More from More boxes for Luckings Luckings of Richmond has put an extra eight new Schmitz Cargobull Mega Box van trailers to work. With its new trailers, Luckings now has over 30 Schmitz Cargobull trailers in its 100 strong fleet. The firm specialises in the storage and transport of equipment for the film and theatrical industry and will use its new trailers to move stage sets, props, costumes and production equipment for a range of touring productions. The first job is to move the stage musical, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. More from Lloyd Arkill on +44 (0)1 923 770 455 or Climate policies to counter rising oil prices The European Commission is talking about policy responses to rising oil prices, according to the SMMT’s Week in Brussels bulletin. The EC says plans for new rules on energy taxes and Eurovignette infrastructure charging rules for trucks will improve efficiency. It will give a report on the issues to this week’s EU leaders’ meeting. More from Continental and Marangoni do retread deal The Marangoni Group and Continental AG have done a deal giving the Italian tyre retread firm an exclusive licence to market the ContiTread brand. “Marangoni and Continental have been successfully working together in various areas for years,” says Eckhard Wilanek, managing director of the fleet & retread business for Continental. “This cooperative relationship will allow us to add an important facet to our previous collaboration.” Both say the deal offers opportunities for quick global growth More from Udo Brandes on +49 (0)5 11 938 2923 or Ministers look at clean vehicle buying The SMMT’s Week in Brussels bulletin reports that EU transport ministers are to strengthen a draft law meaning public authorities must take energy and environmental costs into account when buying new vehicles. The aim is to shifting buying behaviour toward greener vehicles. But any deal the transport ministers do will be provisional until MEPs vote on the plans. More from Deal for Working Time and Agency Workers According to the SMMT’s Week in Brussels bulletin, the EU Council agreed a package of two rules on working time and temporary workers, breaking a four-year deadlock. This follows the UK government’s deal with unions last month to give temporary workers have the same pay and social rights as permanent staff after 12 weeks employment. More from UK MPs say DfT “failing” on road pricing According to the SMMT’s Week in Westminster bulletin, the House of Commons Transport Select Committee says the Department for Transport has made some progress but finds the general picture “disappointing”. It criticises the DfT for stalling and a failure to make a clear decision on the viability of a national road pricing scheme and the continued failure to deliver on road congestion targets. “There is little evidence to suggest that local authorities have the appetite for submitting the necessary bids and securing TIF (Transport Innovation Fund) support”. More from MCD takes 20 Dafs Midland Car Deliveries has put 20 new Euro 5 Dafs into its 200 strong fleet as part of the Merseyside firm’s expansion plans. MCD says the move, which follows new contacts won, makes it the largest independent operator in the UK in this specialised market. The new trucks are Daf FTP CF85 6×2 mid-lift axle 3.85m wheelbase models. With nine tonne front axles they will run with short drawbar trailers to move around 350,000 cars and vans a year. Ford, Nissan, Jaguar and LDV are amongst the firm’s customers. Transporter Engineering of Halstead in Essex fitted its 12 car EVO 4 bodywork to trucks and trailers. Daf dealer Imperial Commercials of Stoke-on-Trent did the business. More from David Rowlands on +44 (0)2 074 948 050 or Manchester gets £2.8bn and a congestion charge The SMMT’s Week in Westminster bulletin reports that Ruth Kelly, secretary of state for transport has agreed a peak-time congestion charging scheme for Greater Manchester. This will use two charging rings, the outer one at the M60, and the inner one close to the city centre. Charges will vary with the starting point for the journey. The idea is part of the Transport Innovation Fund process and will start from 2013, after a public consultation on the plans. Kelly also agreed to spend £2.8bn on public transport improvements in the area. More from New laser wheel alignment to cut costs Pro Cut Europe says its new Haweka TA-20 laser wheel alignment system is easy to use and can save fuel, tyres, emissions and cash. “No longer does wheel alignment for trucks need to be a long drawn-out and complicated affair,” says the firm’s Guy Carter He says recent work with UK truckers has shown one operator using 50 litres of fuel a week less than before the vehicle was correctly aligned. “There is no other wheel alignment machine today that allows the operator to measure a two-axle tractor within about 10 minutes flat.” To avoid premature tyre-wear, some experts recommend that truck wheel alignment be checked every 20,000km. More from Guy Carter on +44 (0)1 242 621 001 or You can still work more than 48 hours a week According to the SMMT’s Week in Westminster bulletin, John Hutton, secretary of state for business, says the UK’s opt-out from the 48 hour a week cap in the EU Working Time and Agency Workers directive means UK workers can still choose to work longer than 48 hours a week. “This agreement means that people remain free to earn overtime and businesses can cope during busy times”. Oh joy! More from And finally New Scientist’s feedback column says the notice on the door of the labour ward at Mike Carrette’s local maternity hospital says: “Delivery Room. PUSH.” More from read more

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. In the recordings Yaxley-Lennon made on Facebook, he could be heard asking defendants if they had brought their prison bags, a reference to how the jury was deliberating and so nearing a verdict. Tommy Robinson “knew full well” what he was doing when he identified an alleged grooming gang while broadcasting live on Facebook from outside a criminal trial, a court heard.Appearing at the Old Bailey under his real name, Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, 36, is accused of contempt of court for breaking a reporting ban imposed to safeguard justice for a series of linked child sex trials.The founder of the far-right English Defence League was said to have been “subjectively reckless” by failing to establish whether reporting orders had been imposed on the case at Leeds Crown Court last year.His hour-long video which showed defendants arriving was seen live by 10,000 followers before notching up 250,000 views in the following three days. Andrew Caldecott, QC, for the Attorney General Geoffrey Cox QC who is bringing the case, said: “In 2017, 29 individuals of Asian background were charged with serious offences involving the sexual exploitation of young girls in Huddersfield.“The primary case is that Mr Yaxley-Lennon knew full well that there was a reporting restriction order in the case.“He was at court and could have ascertained its terms with ease, either on the day or earlier, and it was a wholly irresponsible risk to speculate what the terms were or might be.” The self-proclaimed “citizen journalist” filmed himself referring to another defendant: “Harass him, find him, go knock on his door, follow him, see where he works, see what he’s doing.”However, giving evidence Yaxley-Lennon, who denies contempt of court, insisted that in his video he was urging the “mainstream media” to cover the trial, adding that they were not in attendance at court.He said he and two colleagues had tried to see if reporting restrictions were imposed by asking staff, looking for a notice outside the courtroom as well as scouring the court website.He said that he “erred on the side of caution” in his broadcast by only referring to elements already in the public domain, adding how he did not mention the linked trials.Michelle Dunderdale, who works at the Leeds court, admitted that there had been an “administration process failure” that day and details of orders imposed on the case had not been posted outside courtrooms or logged on the computer system. Confirming that an internal inquiry had been launched to establish why orders had not been posted, she explained that all staff knew to tell anyone who asked that strict reporting restrictions had been imposed on the trial. Tommy Robinson, who had 1.2 million followers on Facebook, broadcast for just over one hour on the social media platform from outside Leeds Crown Court Tommy Robinson, who had 1.2 million followers on Facebook, broadcast for just over one hour on the social media platform from outside Leeds Crown CourtCredit:Dado Ruvic/Reuters Yaxley-Lennon has already served two months in jail for contempt before being freed after the conviction was overturned by the Court of Appeal in August last year, in part because the defendant was not given adequate time to prepare a defence.Permission was granted for fresh proceedings to be brought against him earlier this year.Last year 20 men in the three linked case were found guilty of raping girls as young as 11. The cases were covered extensively once the reporting order had been lifted.The case continues. read more

first_imgWe are delighted to announce that The Graña y Montero Group is the sponsor of the Outstanding Innovator 2014 inductee into the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame. A representative from the group will be presenting the award at the gala induction event in co-operation with Stantec at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver, Monday February 16, 2015 during the SME annual meeting. The event is supported by the SME and CMA, ( Nominations for induction this year are being accepted up to August 31.Peru’s GMI is a leading engineering consultancy headquartered in Lima, working in Peru and Latin America. It has over 29 years of experience developing a work style based on the same values that define the Graña y Montero Group, of which it is part, listed on the Lima and New York stock exchanges.GMI has a skilled, multidisciplinary team of professionals and consultants specialised in research, engineering, supervision, geomatics, materials management, project management, EPCM Services, environmental services and environmental consulting.In 2013, the Graña y Montero Group acquired 100% of DSD Construcciones y Montajes S.A. (DSD), a Chilean engineering and construction company specialised in providing services to the energy, oil and gas, cellulose and mining sector in Chile and Latin America. The previous year it had acquired Vial y Vives, also in Chile. CEO, Mario Alvarado, explained at the time that these were strategic investments to strengthen Graña y Montero’s presence in Chile. Speaking of the DSD acquisition, he said “this is Graña y Montero’s third investment in Chile and it confirms our objective to grow in that country and in a regional level, in line with the objectives outlined in the recent capital raising process carried out in the New York Stock Exchange”.last_img read more

first_imgValencia boss Marcelino believes Rodrigo Moreno and Michy Batshuayi will end their goal droughts despite his side’s 1-0 narrow win at Getafe.Dani Parejo’s VAR penalty saved the blushes of Rodrigo who had not scored since the opening day of the season, while Batshuayi was absent from the squad, leaving the Chelsea loanee on just two goals for the campaign.“Winning always matters,” Marcelino told Football Espana after Valencia won back-to-back games for the first time in 2018-19.“I saw a very good Valencia in the first half, but we had to be comfortably ahead at half-time.“When you’re forgiving, you usually pay and Getafe threatened to make us do that early in the second half.“However, the VAR helped us. It went against us last week and ultimately we won because of it. It imparted justice.Ernesto Valverde, Lionel Messi, BarcelonaValverde downplays fears over Lionel Messi’s Barcelona future Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Ernesto Valverde believes Lionel Messi’s comments on his Barcelona future have been taken out of context, and gave an update on the forward’s injury.“Rodrigo’s drought is football. It’s a situation that, no matter how much you think about it, has no explanation.“The important thing is that he’s a very good player. We need Rodrigo at his best. He had a great game against Young Boys the other night.“What he missed here were three clear goals, but he’ll eventually score with his back.“His work in the last third is good, he’s just lacking that edge to his finishing. He’ll be back scoring after the international break.“I’m not unhappy with Batshuayi. I’m always positive, I try to help and transmit things to the players, but I also demand things at the same time.“It’s tough. I always try to be fair and in this situation, I have to make decisions. The hardest thing for a Coach is to pick a matchday squad of 18 players and 11 to start after that because it’s discriminating.”last_img read more

first_imgThe French professional football league have announced that two more matches have been postponed due the ongoing civil unrest in FranceThis comes in light of protests and demonstrations going havoc due to president Emmanuel Macron’s eco-tax policy on fuel.The riots, which have mainly occurred in Paris, have now become a major issue for the police with several sporting events having been impacted on as a result.PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.The Ligue 1 website announced that Montpellier, who currently sit third in Ligue 1, had their match away to Nantes postponedPatrick Vieira’s Nice side’s game against Saint-Etienne on Friday is also being put on hold at the request of the local authorities.The likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Bordeaux, AS Monaco, Marseille and Lyon have all had fixtures rescheduled in light of the protests.last_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI Tactic to minimize Zika revealed; less unskilled workers says Premier Related Items:dominican republic, Harold walkins, marine police, molasses reef, Sea of love, sea protector, south side marina Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks & Caicos, 04 Oct 2014 – A PTV8 tip was followed up by Magnetic Media and we can confirm that a tourist couple and three crew of the MV Sea of Love yacht are shaken but safe after their yacht early this morning got stuck on the often infamous, Molasses Reef.The 73-75ft vessel is foreign owned and operated and was departing Provo after a stay; it was berthed at Southside Marina. The Sea of Love was headed to the Dominican Republic next, according to our sources. The couple is booked at a resort here after the early morning SOS made to the Coastal Radar and rescue operation by Marine Police.Local mariner, Harold Walkins is assisting with now getting the boat off the reef.The area may also be deemed a crime scene eventually; Fisheries Dept is en route to the spot to determine if there is damage. Time will tell if charges will be levelled at the boat owner, whose nationality we were unable to ascertain at this time. Recommended for you DR wants consulate office in TCI TCI Meeting with Dominican Republic reaps five goalslast_img read more

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Several South Florida leaders were honored in a ceremony by the United Way, Wednesday.The United Way of Miami-Dade hosted its Meeting and Volunteer Awards celebration at Jungle Island.State representative Jose Felix Diaz, Marielena Villamil, Tina Brown and Meg Daly were recognized for their service to the community.A youth award was also given out during the ceremony.American Airlines also presented the United Way with a $350,000 check to recognize Marilyn Devoe, who retired from the airline after 39 years.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgThe resupply mission will blast off July 24. SpaceX SpaceX’s Falcon 9 static fire test has been completed, with the spacecraft eyeing a July 24 launch for a resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The Dragon had previously visited the ISS in April 2015 and December 2017 for resupply missions.”Space Dragon flies thrice,” Elon Musk tweeted Friday afternoon, adding in response to another tweet that the Texas and Florida Starship prototypes will fly in two to three months.NASA also tweeted the news, saying the Dragon spacecraft will deliver supplies and cargo to the ISS. .@SpaceX is now targeting July 24 for the launch of the #Dragon spacecraft that will deliver supplies and cargo that will support dozens of the more than 250 science and research investigations happening aboard the @Space_Station— NASA (@NASA) July 19, 2019 SpaceX SpaceX pulls off dazzling Falcon 9 launch and landing in thick fog Elon Musk says his SpaceX Starship could go to the moon by 2021 SpaceX finds surprising cause behind Crew Dragon explosion SpaceX video highlights Crew Dragon parachute tests Meet the SpaceX Falcon Heavy, the world’s most powerful rocket 13 Photos Tagscenter_img Share your voice Sci-Tech Culture Post a comment Elon Musk’s SpaceX 0last_img read more

first_imgJuneau Police are reporting the recovery of an eight-foot dance paddle that was stolen Saturday after the end of Celebration, the big biennial cultural event in the Capital City.Wilbur Brown of Sitka poses with his dance paddle in this photo on Facebook’s Juneau Buy ~ Sell ~ Trade page. The paddle was among items stolen from vehicles parked at Glacier Cinemas on June 14, 2014. (Photo used by permission)Listen now:Lieutenant Kris Sell says a homeowner who lives near a Juneau theater reported finding the paddle. It may have been dropped or dumped by thieves on the run.The homeowner called police Monday evening after seeing a picture on Facebook about its theft from the theater parking lot.At least five vehicles were rifled and various items stolen during Saturday night’s late show.Sell says the red and black paddle is still in one piece and appears to be undamaged. It’s safely stored in the police station’s evidence room.The paddle was crafted by carver Doug Chilton and Sitka dancer Wilbur Brown and his family, and it was first used at Celebration this year. Brown is a member of the Kake dance group Keex’ Kwaan.Brown was unavailable for comment on Wednesday afternoon.last_img read more

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @aprn.Download AudioFather and son face off in Iditarod sprint finishDefending Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey can leave White Mountain this evening in chase of his fourth victory. He checked in at 9.48 a.m. for the mandatory 8-hour layover at the checkpoint. He can depart at 5:48 p.m. His father, Mitch Seavey will be less than an hour behind. To the minute, Dallas is on pace with his record-setting run in 2014.Sarah Palin shows at Trump rally despite husband’s accident in AlaskaAssociated PressSarah Palin made a surprise appearance at a Donald Trump rally in Tampa, despite canceling a solo event after her husband was injured in a snowmobiling accident in Alaska.Trump’s take on public land bucks Western trendLiz Ruskin, APRN – Washington D.C.Alaska issues don’t come up much in presidential debates, but Donald Trump did face a public lands question, and his answer struck a nerve among Western conservatives.$63 million more in cuts voted by Alaska SenateAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauThe Senate voted today on a state government budget that goes 63 million dollars deeper in cuts than the House budget.‘Blob’ of warm water threatens marine mammals in the PacificMatt Miller, KTOO – JuneauScientists are increasingly worried about the possibility of more die-offs and other adverse effects on marine mammals and seabirds if the suspected cause, a huge anomaly of warm water in the northeast Pacific Ocean, persists into this summer. KTOO’s Matt Miller has more in the first of a two-part series.Martin Buser deals with blackout pain after fall on Iditarod TrailZachariah Hughes, KSKA -AnchorageMany of the Iditarod’s most accomplished mushers are struggling with this year’s trail. Jeff King lost a sled-dog during an incident outside Nulato with a snowmachine. Just before 10am this morning, Lance Mackey scratched in Galena, citing personal health concerns. And Martin Buser took a spill on the way into Unalakleet that had him blacking out from pain. Alaska Public Media’s Zachariah Hughes caught up with Buser to see how he’ll make the remainder of his trip to Nome.Covenant House seeks to help prevent sexual crimesAnne Hillman, KSKA – AnchorageHomeless youth are often targets for human trafficking. That means they’ve been forced to trade sex to meet their basic needs, like food, clothing, and shelter. Covenant House, a youth shelter in Anchorage, aims to protect young people from the predators, but the facility used to inadvertently contribute to the problem. KSKA’s Urban Affairs reporter Anne Hillman learned now, they’re solving it. And it all starts with a door.Sitka High workshop teaches kids to make guitars, among other projectsBrielle Schaeffer, KCAW – SitkaLast week, 14 educators from around the state met at Sitka High School to learn how to make shop and engineering classes more engaging. Supported by a grant from the Alaska Department of Education, the group had a few days to build and wire their very own electric guitars.last_img read more

first_imgPanaji, July 14: A day after three of their Ministers were sacked from the Pramod Sawant-led Goa cabinet, regional party Goa Forward on Sunday formally withdrew support to the BJP-led coalition government. In a letter to Governor Mridula Sinha on Sunday, Goa Forward president and now former Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai said: “Political affairs committee and the legislature party wing of Goa Forward party met today and has decided to unanimously withdraw support to the BJP government led by Dr. Pramod Sawant.” Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us On Saturday, Sawant dropped four ministers from his cabinet, including one Minister who is an independent MLA, to make way for the induction of four new faces in Sawant cabinet, three of whom were Congress defectors. The defectors were part of a 10 MLA contingent which broke away from the Opposition party and merged with the BJP on July 10.A The BJP currently has 27 MLAs and has the support of two Independent MLAs in the 40-member Goa legislative assembly.last_img read more

first_imgRajamahendravaram: Adikavi Nannaya University (AKNU) vice-chancellor Prof P Suresh Varma has said that the parents should take care of their children who can mend them in right way. Addressing the parents and students in an induction meeting conducted relating to the first year B Tech students of University College of Engineering here on Thursday, he said the impact of the parents is more on their children. Also Read – DGP Gautam Sawang warns over objectional posts on social media Advertise With Us The university is providing quality teaching with highly qualified faculty with advanced teaching methods. The university which is largest with 430 affiliated colleges and at about 1.25 lakh students is introducing many need based courses. There are abundant job opportunities for engineering students and advised them to put their efforts to achieve their goal. Engineering college staff was present.last_img read more