In the past 10 years the incidence of dengue has increased 20 times, Dr. Ashwini Kumar, entomologist and Deputy Director at the National Institute of Malaria Research said in Goa on Friday.He was speaking on the sidelines of a malaria awareness programme organised for schoolchildren by the Goa Science Centre. Dr. Kumar said the spread of dengue and chikungunya was worrying as there is no specific treatment other than maintaining platelet count, infusing platelet plasma to avoid internal bleeding. He said the spread of the virus can be controlled by removing containers, tyres and coconut shells in and around houses and schools. Dr. Kumar said, “The dengue virus does not have a long site range and bites the nearest host. It strikes only during the day.”He recalled that in February 2016 the Indian government had declared that malaria would be eliminated by 2010. The country was divided into three zones based on the incidence of malaria. While in the first zone with States like Goa with incidence as low as less than 1\1000 cases in population, the target is to eliminate the malaria by 2020. For the States in the second zone where the malaria cases are 1-2\1000 of population, the target fixed is 2022, for elimination. It is the third zone States where the incidence is very high with more than 2\1000 of population, the aim is to accomplish elimination of malaria by 2027. And then the country can go to WHO for certification in 2030 if for the three intervening years country produces only negligible number of cases and nil local cases, says Dr. Kumar.The third zone comprises States such as Odisha, some North Eastern States, Jharkhand, Bihar, some districts of Madhya Pradesh and States like Tamil Nadu where the incidence is very high. He said 4% of the country’s population resided in Odisha, but the State accounted for 30% to 40% of the country’s malaria cases. States such as Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand have poor access to healthcare. In Goa 90% of malaria cases are of vivax malaria, while in Odisha 90% are cases of falciparum, considered a killer malaria.Dr. Kumar, who also serves as adviser to the WHO Global Malaria Programme, said after the Rural Health Mission was turned into the National Health Mission, accredited social health activists have used kits to detect and treat malaria and reduce its incidence.In Goa, he said the incidence was confined to coastal areas and construction sites. Dr. Kumar said if the State took precautions such as screening migrant labour coming from States such as Odisha and Jharkhand, malaria cases in Panaji, Mapusa, Calangute-Candolim and Margao can be reduced.
Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Letran Knights pull through for injured Ambohot View comments Read Next The Malditas will next face Vietnam on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at University of Malaya. PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games The squad, which even lost striker Eva Madarang to injury, thus boosted its chances for a medal as the tournament uses a single-round points system format. LATEST STORIES Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Football – Women’s Team: #MAS 1-2 #PHI #KL2017 #RisingTogether pic.twitter.com/XXladDeP14— Kuala Lumpur 2017 (@KL2017) August 15, 2017KUALA LUMPUR — The Philippine women’s football team hacked out a 2-1 triumph over host Malaysia to start its Southeast Asian Games campaign late Tuesday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPatricia Impenido and Camille Rodriguez scored for the Malditas to sandwich a Malaysia goal at UiTM Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension
BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid “Those are obviously conversations we have to have,” Pederson said. “Those are tough decisions to make. I’ve said all along that Carson is our guy and if he’s cleared and 100 percent and ready to go, then we’ll address that at that time.”The Eagles have a chance because Foles again stepped in for Wentz and has been outstanding. Foles was the Super Bowl MVP 10 1/2 months ago after a spectacular performance against New England led Philadelphia to its first NFL title since 1960.He set a franchise-record with 471 yards passing against the Texans and tossed four touchdown passes. A week earlier, he led the 13 1/2-point underdog Eagles to a 30-23 victory on the road over the Los Angeles Rams.“He’s just an unbelievable player and an unbelievable person,” tight end Zach Ertz said. “His demeanor is so calm and he’s a really good player.”The Eagles are 8-2 with Foles the past two seasons, including the playoffs and a loss to Dallas in a meaningless game in Week 17 in which the starters only played one quarter.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Going back to Foles’ first stint in Philadelphia, he’s 22-7 as a starter for the Eagles since going 1-5 his rookie year in 2012 on a 4-12 team that cost Andy Reid his job as coach.Notes: WR Mike Wallace was activated from injured reserve and CB Josh Hawkins was promoted from the practice squad. CBs Chandon Sullivan and De’Vante Bausby were released. Wallace hasn’t played since he broke his right fibula in Week 2.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coach Doug Pederson announced Monday that Foles will remain under center, though it’s no surprise because Carson Wentz hasn’t been cleared to return from a back injury that has forced him to miss the last two games.“As he goes through this natural healing process and the rest and everything, our medical team will continue to evaluate him and we’ll see where he’s at,” Pederson said of Wentz. “Right now, Nick is the guy, and we’re going to finish at least this last game with Nick, and then we’ll evaluate next week again.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefThe defending Super Bowl champs will earn the NFC’s second wild-card spot if they beat the Redskins and the Vikings (8-6-1) lose at home to the Bears (11-4).Wentz will stay on the active roster so there’s a chance he could return if the Eagles stay alive. It would be tough to bench Foles, however, if he continues to play at a high level. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Raiders win possible final game in Oakland, beat Broncos View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ Philadelphia Eagles’ Nick Foles celebrates as he runs off the field after an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 32-30. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA — Nick Foles will get another shot to lead the Philadelphia Eagles to the playoffs.Coming off a record-setting performance in a 32-30 comeback win over Houston, Foles will start when the Eagles (8-7) visit Washington (7-8) in a must-win game Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola?
In a few hours from now, Razer could unveil its first ever smartphone. The company is expected to announce the Razer Phone on November 1, which is touted to sport high-end performance specs aimed to please hardcore gamers.Recently, the alleged Razer Phone was listed on a UK-based e-commerce website along with some specifications. From what we know so far, the smartphone will sport a 5.72-inch IGZO display. Razer is known to use IGZO displays for its gaming laptops like the Razer Blade as it improves video response, provides higher resolution and lowers battery consumption. The company has been tweeting about the event with the caption “Watch, listen, play”, which tells us that the phone will highlight three key aspects – display, sound and of course, gaming performance. This also makes it possible for the Razer Phone to sport a full-screen display for an immersive gaming experience.Adding to the immersiveness could be the presence of dual front-facing speakers with Dolby ATMOS sound, which is great as your hand won’t be blocking the speakers when you hold it horizontally. The smartphone could also come with a 120Hz refresh rate similar to the recent 10.5-inch iPad Pro. 120Hz refresh rate means you’ll see super buttery smooth animation and movements on the screen, which again makes it a likely specification for the gaming-focused Razer Phone.Razer Phone will not be for everyoneThe Razer Phone is every hardcore gamers dream come true, if the leaks so far are true. The company could soon come out with a mobile product that will let you play graphic intense games on-the-go. While this is great for gaming enthusiasts, it may not be a go-to choice for the average smartphone buyer.advertisementBut Razer won’t be targeting the average users anyway. Just like its gaming intensive laptops, the Razer Phone with all its jacked up specs can be expected to come with a pretty expensive price tag. There’s no mention of pricing yet, but it will likely be a few notches higher than your traditional flagship smartphones. It will also be really interesting to see if the Razer Phone will beat the price of the $999 iPhone X.Also Read: Razer Phone with 120Hz refresh rate, 8GB RAM listed ahead of November 1 launchRazer’s smartphone will be a niche device. It is expected to pack a whopping 8GB of RAM which is more than what you find in inside most other phones. The huge memory is expected to handle graphic intense mobile games with ease. For a lot of consumers out there, that much RAM may be a bit of an overkill.Razer products from PCs to gaming mice have a unique Razer design to them with the company’s triple-headed snake logo and Chroma colour spectrum. The Razer Phone could bring the same design aesthetics that the company is known for, which will please Razer fans, but won’t be everybody’s cup of tea. From what rumours tell us, the Razer Phone will look similar to the Nextbit Robin as the PC gaming company acquired Nextbit earlier this year. In a few more hours we’ll have all the details regarding the company’s first smartphone so stay tuned.
Share on LinkedIn Read more F1: Sebastian Vettel wins Brazil GP as Hamilton storms back for fourth – as it happened Lewis Hamilton Share on Messenger Sebastian Vettel Formula One Share via Email Since you’re here… Support The Guardian The Formula One world championship may have been decided but there were still pertinent points to be made at the Brazilian Grand Prix. Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari had seen the title slip away but managed to lay down their marker for next season with a commanding victory at Interlagos. Lewis Hamilton, with his fourth F1 championship already under his belt, gave his all for fourth place here after starting in the pitlane, delivering a strident reminder to his rivals that his pace and racecraft are at an absolute peak.Vettel won at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace, a commanding performance to beat the Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas into second, with Kimi Raikkonen taking third. Hamilton, crowned champion in Mexico, had crashed in qualifying but fought back with a determined and aggressive drive.Vettel’s challenge for the title fell away in the space of three races – his crash at Singapore, engine change in Malaysia and a spark plug failure in Japan – and he wanted a strong finish to the season. There was some relief then that the Scuderia had finally delivered. “We are in a position to fight for victory, we won here, two cars on the podium. I think there’s a lot of positives. Of course if you miss out it sort of sucks,” he said. “I think we can all feel that we’re getting stronger so hopefully we can carry that strength into the next couple of years, not just next year, not just the winter but also the future because I think our objective is to bring Ferrari back properly, get there and dominate.”The win will be of some solace for Vettel and Ferrari. He had said on Saturday that they would have “failed” if they did not secure second place in the championship, behind Hamilton. He was 15 points ahead of Bottas and now goes into the final round in Abu Dhabi with a 22-point lead and that place almost assured.Hamilton, too, enjoyed his afternoon. Having fitted a new powerunit overnight in order to run the engine at maximum output – which his lap times demonstrated was ominously strong – he made the most of it and came through the field with a series of decisive moves.“It was fun, reminiscent of my karting days when I was starting from the back,” he said. “On one side I messed up yesterday and put myself in the worst position. My goal today was to try and redeem myself from yesterday’s mistake.” His weekend had been compromised in qualifying, the only major error he has made all season, which he acknowledged but from which he had given his all to recover.“There is no room for mistakes when you want to be the best,” he said. “But it happens and that is a part of the growing process. Yesterday is behind me, today is a positive, to get back to fourth I am very grateful and very happy with that. I gave it everything, I had nothing left in my heart or in the car.”He had come back from 17th to third here in 2009 and although he could not quite match it, with the championship decided he could make the most of his charge and did so with verve.Ferrari will also take heart in finally returning to the top step. They have not won since the 11th round in Hungary – when Vettel led the championship. Converting his second place on the grid into victory, albeit without competition at the front from Hamilton, for their fifth win of the season is a positive the Scuderia will embrace.Jock Clear, the Ferrari performance engineer was pleased they had made their mark in Brazil. “The pace has always been there,” he said. “It is a good fillip for going into the winter and then coming back even stronger.” Topics Mercedes GP The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage Share on WhatsApp They had not been able to quite reach the Mercedes in qualifying but had been hopeful that race pace would allow them to match Bottas who had started from pole and it proved to be the case. The car has previously proved how well balanced it is and its strength through the corners and at Interlagos they proved to have developed it strongly to the end.The German controlled the race with great skill, finishing with a rightful victory but is perhaps still left wondering what might have been but for that disastrous sequence of three races earlier in the season.He enjoyed a superb start and jumped Bottas on the short run into turn one and, with the pace of the leaders very much matched, was able to run a flawless race to the flag, consistently just under two seconds clear of the Finn, while the Mercedes’ attempt at an undercut through the only stop was unsuccessful.Hamilton scythed through the midfield and had made it to fifth on lap 20 and after his stop on lap 44 emerged just over 10 seconds behind Raikkonen in third. Putting in some very quick laps to catch the Finn, he was with him for the final circuits but with his tyres just losing grip did not have quite enough to take the place.Vettel had thoroughly deserved the win but Hamilton hurling himself at Interlagos was also a clear reminder of just why he was able to take his fourth title this year. Both made a distinct impression on an otherwise dead rubber.On an afternoon defined by Vettel’s confident victory and overtaking from the back, Ricciardo was also fully committed to the latter and after his spin he came back to claim sixth with an impressive display, behind Verstappen in fifth. Williams Felipe Massa bowed out in seventh place from his final Brazilian Grand Prix to a huge reception from the home crowd and Fernando Alonso converted his best grid position since he rejoined McLaren of sixth, into eighth place. Force India’s Sergio Pérez was in ninth and Renault’s Nico Hülkenberg in tenth. 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ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 28: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts to a roughing the kicker call against his team during the first quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Things are getting wild and woolly in Columbus.Trailing 17-7, Ohio State linebacker Jerome Baker picked off a Wilton Speight pass and took it down to the Michigan 13. After an offsides penalty by UM defensive tackle Maurice Hurst, Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct.How? Harbaugh tossed his play sheet up into the air and slammed his headset down.Jim Harbaugh loses his cool https://t.co/ukfSraY58h— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) November 26, 2016It looks like Harbaugh may have been more mad at his own player for jumping offsides rather than the call itself.The two penalties pushed the ball down to the Michigan 3-yard-line. Two plays later, Mike Weber dove over the top for six points.Michigan leads Ohio State 17-14 at the end of the three quarters.
CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 09: Quarterback Kelly Bryant #2, wide receiver Deon Cain #8, and tight end D.J. Greenlee #87 of the Clemson Tigers celebrate following Bryant’s touchdown to start the second half of play during the Tigers’ game football game against the Auburn Tigers at Memorial Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)It may not be as hot as some of the other big quarterback battles in college football this year, like those at Alabama and, until recently, Ohio State. However, there is still some serious intrigue at Clemson. Incumbent starter Kelly Bryant returns, but he has No. 1 recruit Trevor Lawrence on his heels.Bryant is coming off of a very strong season, taking over for Deshaun Watson. Inheriting a job from perhaps the greatest player in program history is no easy feat. And yet, with Bryant at the helm, Clemson made a run back to the College Football Playoff.He completed over 67-percent of his passes, throwing for 13 touchdowns and just six interceptions, and 2,678 yards. Bryant’s especially dangerous on the ground, rushing for 646 yards and another 11 scores.As the incumbent, it is Bryant’s job to lose. Dabo Swinney has said as much through the spring.This week, Clemson released a preseason depth chart, and Kelly Bryant is officially the starter after the spring season.Bryant is followed by Lawrence, and then redshirt freshman Chase Brice in this new depth chart. From Clemson:This backs up Dabo Swinney’s comments after the spring game. At the time, he said that Bryant would be the starter if Week 1 was right around the corner, but went out of his way to praise the guys down the depth chart.“He’s still, at this point, No. 1 if we played today,” Swinney said. “But when you came into spring, that was an easy thing to say. You had to start somewhere. … Guys are better than they were day one. Kelly has had a good spring, but those guys behind him have had great springs as well.”[…]“He’s made a lot of big plays and proven that he can win at the highest level,” Swinney said. “But last year isn’t this year. It’s a very competitive situation.”Lawrence arguably outplayed Bryant in the spring game, and enters his college career with hype we’ve rarely seen in true freshman quarterbacks. Swinney said that his blue-chip signal caller had an “excellent” spring.“He wasn’t overwhelmed as far as learning, was able to practice pretty quickly what we were asking him to do,” Swinney said. “That’s a hard thing. That’s a lot to know. He really was excellent, very well prepared and ready. And as we continued, he had a day or two where he bogged down a little bit, but all in all, it was an excellent spring.”So Kelly Bryant is the odds-on favorite to be the starter when Furman comes to Death Valley on September 1. However, as the season goes along, if Swinney thinks Lawrence gives the team the best shot to win a national title, it would not be very shocking to see a switch. Considering the talent Clemson has, especially on the defensive side, there should be plenty of opportunities to get the young gunslinger some work either way.[Clemson]
Reuters LondonApril 2, 2019UPDATED: April 2, 2019 11:02 IST Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrate their second goal in the match against Newcastle United.(AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSArsenal’s win over Newcastle United lifted them to third place in the Premier League”Our challenge is away – to be as consistent as we are at home,” said Unai EmeryNewcastle remain in 14th place on 35 points, and have six games leftGoals from Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette gave Arsenal a 2-0 win over Newcastle United on Monday and lifted them to third place in the Premier League above rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.Ramsey found his way through a packed defence on the half hour to score with a low shot before Frenchman Lacazette put the game to bed in the 83rd minute with a chip over the keeper.The result put Arsenal on 63 points with seven games left, two above Spurs and Manchester United, with Chelsea a further point behind, as Unai Emery’s side boosted their hopes of a top-four finish and Champions League football next season.Five of Arsenal’s remaining seven fixtures are away, where they have picked up fewer than half of their points this season, a fact Emery was quick to pick up on after the match.”Our demands are very big demands, individually and collectively, and I want to be together in the difficult moments and in the good moments.”@UnaiEmery_ speaks after #ARSNEW…Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) April 2, 2019″Our challenge is away – to be as consistent as we are at home,” the Spaniard told reporters. His players, nevertheless, seem confident that they can return to Europe’s elite club competition for the first time in three seasons.”I can feel the difference in the atmosphere from last season. Now we can maybe go to the Champions League,” Lacazette told Sky Sports after a convincing win over the Magpies.That winning feeling #ARSNEW pic.twitter.com/ZUvOCa4nbqadvertisementArsenal FC (@Arsenal) April 1, 2019Sweeping moveNewcastle had not beaten Arsenal since November 2010 and not won away since December and they appeared to set themselves up for a draw at best in North London, with five men in the back line and another four in front of them for most of the game.The tactics worked until a sweeping Arsenal move in which Welsh midfielder Ramsey found Lacazette and then raced forward into the area to meet the return pass with a sweetly timed left-foot shot that went into the net off the far post.Arsenal pushed forward repeatedly as the opening period came to a close but failed to finish off any of their moves, with Sead Kolasinac particularly guilty of some wayward passing.Their best chance came just before halftime when Lacazette latched onto a pass from Mesut Ozil, spun round and lashed the ball goalwards only for Matt Richie to head it off the line.Chance! @Aubameyang7 is picked out by an inch-perfect through ball from @MesutOzil1088, but Dubravka turns away his powerful strike1-0 #ARSNEW pic.twitter.com/ChrYYgAKxBArsenal FC (@Arsenal) April 1, 2019Lacazette wrapped up the points, however, when Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles failed to clear a header into the area from Arsenal substitute Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.The Frenchman nipped in behind Lascelles and chipped an inch-perfect ball over Martin Dubravka to seal the win.Newcastle remain in 14th place on 35 points, seven points above the relegation places, and have six games left.”For us every game is a final. We should focus, concentrate, not be overconfident,” manager Rafael Benitez told reporters ahead of their next match at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday.Also Read | Manchester United win in Solskjaer’s first game as permanent manager, City back on topAlso Read | Europa League: Chelsea too strong for Kiev, Arsenal slump at RennesAlso Read | Mesut Ozil on target as Arsenal hammer Bournemouth in Premier LeagueAlso Watch | Umpire fails to spot no-ball as MI beat RCB under controversial circumstancesFor 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 byRoshni Tags :Follow ArsenalFollow Newcastle UnitedFollow Aaron ramseyFollow Unai Emery Premier League: Arsenal climb to third spot with 2-0 victory over NewcastleArsenal is now at the third spot in the Premier League thanks to the 2-0 Monday win over Newcastle United with goals from Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette .advertisement Next
(L-R) Tim Smythe-Bishop, William Woods, Hilary Hart and Luke Black Advertisement Toronto, ON – Producer William Woods has announced the launch of Game Theory Films, a new boutique film distribution company based in Toronto. Game Theory will distribute narrative and documentary indies across all platforms in the Canadian territory.Pictured above are (L-R) distribution veteran Tim Smythe-Bishop has come onboard as Senior Market Strategist, William Woods as President, Hilary Hart as Director of Acquisitions and Distribution and Luke Black as Director of Development.The company’s first acquisitions reflect their goal to acquire films that are original, visually striking, and emotionally compelling. Game Theory has acquired the Canadian rights to Igor Drljaca’s first-ever feature documentary, The Stone Speakers, in advance of its international premiere in the Forum program at Berlinale ’19. They have also acquired Daniel Leo’s English-Polish-Portuguese language feature debut, Man Proposes, God Disposes. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: Twitter Advertisement
United Nations – $1.25 billion of cocaine passes through West Africa each year, says UN Chief Ban-Ki moon.The UN estimates that $1.25 billion of cocaine is passing through West Africa each year, UN Secretary General Ban Ki–moon said on Thursday in New York. Ban stated that a rising portion of drugs entering West African coasts followed the Sahel route on the way to the Mediterranean. “In a particularly disturbing development, West Africa is no longer just a transit route for drug traffickers but a growing destination with more than a million users of illicit drugs. I urge all member states to ratify and fully implement these conventions and instruments without delay,” Moon said. Ban also stressed that “he also expressed that their work was guided by the conventions against organized crime, drug trafficking and corruption, as well as the international instruments on terrorism, which must be implemented in full compliance with human rights standards and norms.”
The proposal includes paying a monthly rent allowance from Rs. 10,000 to 25,000 to the families that have been evacuated, as per the recommendations of Government Assessor, for a maximum period of 06 months until they are being resettled.The proposal also includes granting dry rations given to the affected families for a further six months. (Colombo Gazette) Cabinet has approved a proposal to pay rent to the families affected by the Uma Oya project.The cabinet approved relief as per the recommendations of the cabinet subcommittee appointed for this purpose.
Officials in Norfolk Country are investigating leaks of Hydrogen Sulphide from natural gas wells.The Norfolk County Taskforce is continuing to monitor the situation in the area between Silver Hill and Langton.The gas, which is lethal and flammable in large doses, can lose its potency at high concentrations and humans won’t smell the usual ‘rotten egg’ scent.Ontario Provincial police (OPP) are urging people to stay away from North Walsingham Concession 10 between Forestry Farm Rd. and East Quarterline Rd. for the time being, which has seen six homes evacuated. Residents and visitors are also prohibited from entering the area on foot or any type of vehicle as OPP continue to police the area.Police are asking anyone who believes a well is leaking to contact the Spills Actions Centre of the Ontario Ministry of Environment at 1-800-268-6060 (toll-free) or 416-325-3000.For more information on the risks of Hydrogen Sulphide, visit: http://www.norfolkcounty.ca/ and click on the info link.
DALLAS — The nation’s top aviation regulator has tested new software for the Boeing 737 Max in a flight simulator and is tentatively giving a favourable review to the updates to a plane that remains grounded after two deadly crashes.The new chief of the Federal Aviation Administration, Stephen Dickson, also toured the Max assembly line near Seattle and met with senior Boeing officials on Thursday.Boeing aims to have the plane flying again in the next couple months, but Dickson says that his agency has no timetable for its review of changes Boeing is making after the accidents, which together killed 346 people.Boeing has not yet submitted its safety analysis of the changes. Dickson said he has seen draft materials that still need more work. He did not provide details.David Koenig, The Associated Press
UK engine manufacturing declines -9.5% in September as UK demand falls by double digits.Production for export drives demand, up 8.9% in the month and 14.6% in first three quarters.Year-to-date output surpasses 2m units with volumes up some 60,000 on the same period in 2017. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,Given September’s drop in output from UK car plants, it’s no surprise to see engine production follow suit. Preparation for tough new emissions tests, model changes and operational restructuring have all played a role, and today’s figures, which also show healthy exports growth, highlight our reliance on global demand for our advanced, low emission powertrains. To ensure this sector continues to break records, maintaining free and frictionless trade is imperative.
OSU junior forward/midfield Maddy Humphrey (23) protects the ball from California sophomore midfield/back Mara Gutierrez (24) and redshirt junior back Michaela Swensen (18) during a field hockey game on Oct. 25, 2015, at Buckeye Varsity Field. Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe Ohio State field hockey (1-3) team dominated the Bobcats (1-3) on Sunday afternoon, resulting in a 3-0 victory at Buckeye Field.Freshman midfielder Esther Clotet Alsina helped put the team in a favorable position early on in the game. In the 21st minute, she was able to slide the ball past OU goalie Lina Trucco for the lead. This set the tone for the first half as the Buckeyes were presented with multiple scoring opportunities, including four penalty corners and nine total shots.Junior midfielder Maddy Humphrey helped seal the deal for OSU with two goals of her own. Humphrey concluded the first half with a penalty stroke that doubled the lead for the Buckeyes with only 32 seconds to go.“That was huge,” Wilkinson said. “OU is a lethal team and even being up by two goals, you never really feel comfortable. We continued to attack in the second half and do the things that got us the lead in the first place”.As the second half commenced, there was a lot of back and forth between the Buckeye offense and Bobcat defense. OSU accumulated seven penalty corners during the second half but were denied each time. However, the Buckeyes persisted and achieved a second goal from Humphrey; this time with an assist from redshirt junior midfielder Maggie Reddecliff.Humphrey now has at least one goal in every game this season (five goals, one assist).Junior goalkeeper Liz Tamburro, junior back Caroline Rath, freshman back Maartje Bongers, and junior back Carolina Vergroesen held Ohio University to only five total shots. The Buckeyes surrendered the least amount of shots since their 2015 season opener against Saint Louis. Tamburro earned her fourth career shutout.Ohio State will conclude the Buckeye Invitational this Wednesday, September 7th at 3 pm against UC Davis.
Sandvik’s new Sandvik DO600 onboard roof bolting solution is designed to meet the coal industry need for faster, safer bolting – the first step towards hands-free bolting. Roof support is of course one of the most important tasks in coal operations.Aligned with Sandvik’s focus on the aftermarket, the DO600 series will replace a number of older models and is suitable for retrofit on existing units, converting current equipment to the most advanced bolting technology available. It will ultimately be provided as standard on all new mechanical cutting machines.Compared to equivalent older bolter models, the Sandvik DO600 series is designed to offer up to 40% longer interval between repairs, 100% cost control with the “price per bolt” model and up to 30% reduction in operating cost.DO600 upgrade solutions come with an extended warranty, with ongoing maintenance provided. The conversion can be quickly undertaken by Sandvik skilled technicians, in the same time as a standard on-board bolter exchange.The frame, feed and timber jack modules are designed for ease of maintenance, increasing production time. Available in different lengths and drill strokes, the new DO600 series can accommodate a range of customer applications and preferences and is available with a variety of head plates, drill head types and inlet manifolds.“Designed with future industry needs in mind, it will eventually lead to Sandvik DO600i – the intelligent enabler for measuring feed force, timber jack and drill head positioning, data logging, etc.”, says Bruno Reumueller, VP Underground Coal and Minerals, Mechanical Cutting, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology.
LONGVIEW — In a huge blow to the proposed Longview coal dock, a Cowlitz County hearing examiner has denied two major shoreline permits that Millennium Bulk Terminals needs for its $680 million project.Hearing Examiner Mark Scheibmeir rejected the permits Tuesday in spite of recommendations from Cowlitz County staff that he approve the permits under several conditions.Scheibmeir wrote in his decision that Millennium could not show that it would adequately compensate for 10 significant adverse impacts identified in the state’s environmental impact statement. The state Department of Ecology cited nine of those 10 impacts as reasoning to deny a water quality permit for the terminal in September. Those nine areas include: vehicle traffic, vessel traffic, rail capacity, rail safety, noise pollution, social and community resources, cultural resources and tribal resources.Scheibmeir added a tenth impact — greenhouse gas emissions — when the company said it could not mitigate for all the emissions generated as result of its project. A cradle-to-grave analysis estimated that the terminal would increase global greenhouse gas emissions by 2 million metric tons annually, according to the environmental impact statement.Millennium will appeal the decision to the state’s shoreline hearing board.“The decision is based primarily on issues outside the shoreline area applicable to any new terminal or transportation project in the State of Washington,” said Bill Chapman, Millennium CEO, in a prepared statement. “Not allowing Millennium to use this industrial shoreline for a bulk materials terminal simply because there will be more trains on the tracks and more vessels on the Columbia River, makes a bold statement that there is no industrial or port use for this site, or for any other industrial port site in Cowlitz County or anywhere else on the Columbia River System.”
Magazine publisher and printer Transcontinental Inc. announced that it has agreed to sell its U.S. direct mail division to IWCO Direct, a direct marketing firm based in Chanhassen, Minnesota.Terms of the deal were not made available but, according to the company, Transcontinental Direct generated revenues of $153 million in 2009, down substantially from $250 million in fiscal 2008, said a spokesperson. The sale is expected to close in the second quarter of 2010.The deal includes assets from direct mail operations in Warminster and Hamburg, Pennsylvania; Fort Worth, Texas; and Downey, California. In a statement, Transcontinental president and CEO Francois Olivier said, “Transcontinental has decided to focus on its other market segments.”The spokesperson said the sale was necessary because Transcontinental “didn’t want to lead the direct mail industry’s much-needed consolidation,” and added that the company will focus on its Canadian publishing and printing operations while expanding its new integrated marketing services. “We feel that our core business of printing in Canada, publishing in Canada and building our new markting services sector is more strategic for Transcontinental as opposed to being the direct marketing consolidator in the U.S.,” he said.Company reports indicate the decline in direct mail usage in the U.S. accounted for 43 percent of the company’s revenue loss in fiscal 2009. Total revenues dropped 6 percent from $2.43 billion to $2.29 billion.It is so far unknown how the sale will impact the division’s 1,200 employees, if at all, or whether there will be any consolidation of operations. The spokesperson said the two companies will continue to operate separately until the sale closes, pending regulatory approval. “No staff changes until the closing,” he said.
Sockeye on ice. (Credit Mike Mason/KDLG)Aleutian sockeye has found a new niche market through the organic food delivery company Full Circle Farms.Full Circle’s main business is sending out boxes of organic fruits and vegetables to its customers in California and the Pacific Northwest.In recent years they’ve added a selection of other groceries. And now, for $9.35 per 6-8 oz fillet, Full Circle subscribers can get Aleutian sockeye salmon in their weekly box.‘Aleutia’ is a non-profit, community-based brand of sockeye harvested by 30-some fishermen around the eastern Aleutians and western Alaska peninsula.It was started back in 2001 by a group of fishing families hoping to get better prices.One of those fishermen, Aleutia’s Vice President Danny Cumberlidge, says the organization has always emphasized quality rather than quantity.“We were some of the first to start with slush ice… we started the live bleeding, the slush ice, any capacity under 1000 pounds,” Cumberlidge said.Cumberlidge says icing the fish and treating each one with care makes for a higher-quality product.And his market seems to agree. Last year Aleutia reached out to Full Circle Farms’s product manager Debra Dubief. She says gets phone calls from people wanting to sell their products all the time.“After speaking with people from Aleutia, I loved their story but I said, the thing is, it has to be an amazing product, like all of our products have to be,” Dubief said. “She sent me a few samples, we all tasted it, it was wonderful, taken care of pristinely, some of the best frozen salmon I’ve ever had.”So the Aleutia brand had the quality piece figured out.Its second major selling point for Full Circle was convenience. Dubief says Aleutia salmon arrives frozen, so customers don’t have to cook it up that same night. And it comes in individual portion sizes.“Aleutia does a really good job of portioning to our size needs. And that’s something that’s unique to FCF… we can’t sell fish by the pound, we need to sell it by the unit. So they cut everything to our specifications, wrap it perfectly, it’s a beautiful product,” Dubief said.And when a customer unwraps that fillet, Full Circle hopes they’ll think about the story behind it.“We aren’t making a lot of money on this, we’re giving it back to the community,” Cumberlidge said. “That’s our structure. We are not a cannery. We’re a niche market, high-quality organization. If we get a little better price, we give that back to our fishermen.”Full Circle says their customers want to know that their food is good, not only for their health, but good for the land and sea and the people who produce it.And that, says Cumberlidge, lines up with Aleutia’s mission.“The biggest thing I think it does is it puts more pride back into the community and the fisherman,” Cumberlidge said. “When I started fishing at eight years old you were proud to be a fisherman. You know, we’re instilling more of that pride back into the young people that, hey, I do a good thing, I feed the world.”Both Full Circle and Aleutia are betting that what customers really want alongside their organic lettuce is this story – the story of sustainable, impeccable salmon that supports a community and a way of life.