Salahuddin’s son under suspension

first_imgHizb-ul-Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin’s son Syed Shahid Yusuf, an employee of the Jammu and Kashmir government, was placed under suspension in the wake of his detention by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in an illegal funding case, according to State government sources.Officials said the services of Mr. Yousuf, an employee with the State’s agriculture department, “stood suspended as per the government rules for any employee who spends more than 48 hours in jail.”Mr. Yousuf was arrested in New Delhi on October 24 in a 2011 case where he allegedly received money through wire services from abroad.last_img read more

Eight killed in bus accident in Himachal

first_imgAt least eight people died and 11 others were injured, some of them seriously, when a private bus veered off Solan-Pulwahal road at Nei-Neti village in Sirmaur district in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday. According to some eyewitnesses, the axle broke, a tyre of the bus came off and it rolled down into a deep gorge. 26 passengersA large number of local villagers gathered at the spot and took out six bodies with the help of earth moving machines. The injured have been admitted to the Solan district hospital. A woman and a child died on the way to the hospital. There were around 26 passengers in the bus, said SHO Balwant Singh.In another accident on Sunday forenoon, all six occupants of a car lost their lives in Kholgali on Theog-Chaila road when it skidded off the road in anterior Shimla district. The victims, including two women, belonged to Sunni tehsil in rural Shimla. Accident-prone areaThe site of the mishap is an accident-prone area, according to locals. The bodies were taken out of the mangled remains of the car. The cause of the accident is yet to be ascertained, the police said.Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has expressed grief and conveyed his condolences over the deaths in the accidents and has assured all help to the injured. He also expressed grief over the death of Gulab Singh, a PWD employee who was injured in the recent Kasauli fire incident during a demolition drive. He died on Sunday morning at PGI, Chandigarh. The Chief Minister had gone to see him in the hospital a few days ago.last_img read more

Minor abducted, gang-raped by thieves

first_imgThree men allegedly abducted a nine-year-old girl and gang-raped her after committing theft at her home at Dahikana village in Odisha’s Ganjam district on Wednesday night. The victim, a student of Class IV, was admitted to MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur with grievous injuries.According to the complaint, the girl told her parents that she woke up to find a man carrying her on his shoulders. Two other men were accompanying him.They threatened to slit her throat if she raised her voice. She was allegedly taken to a nearby field and gang-raped by the three men. The father of the victim said he woke up around 3 a.m. to find the front door of his house open and his daughter missing. The thieves had also taken away ₹20,000 cash, a pair of gold earrings, the father alleged. He raised an alarm following which the accused fled, leaving the girl behind. His neighbours located the girl crying in the field around 200 metres away from the house, the father said.Additional SP, Ganjam, P.K. Mohapatra said two special police teams have been formed to nab the culprits. One platoon of police force has been deployed at the village to check possibility of escalation of tension because of the gruesome act. Ganjam Superintendent of Police Brijesh Kumar Rai also rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation.last_img read more

Meghalaya seeks ₹80 cr from Centre for flood damage

first_imgThe Meghalaya government has sought ₹80 crore from the Centre for damage caused by floods in West and South West Garo Hills districts, officials said. The demand for ₹80 crore was put forward to a central team that visited the State on Saturday, they said. “Revenue and Disaster department officials sought ₹78.65 crore for damage caused by the flood in Selsella, Demdema and Tikrikilla blocks in West Garo Hills district,” an official told PTI. He said the South West Garo Hills deputy commissioner sought ₹1.71 crore for damage caused by the deluge in Zikzak and Betasing blocks in the district. Both the districts experienced the worst floods in the past 25 years, according to the district officials. The central team headed by Ministry of Home Affairs Joint Secretary K.B. Singh visited the affected areas in the two districts on Saturday and met the officials of the district administrations and the Revenue and Disaster Management department.last_img read more

UEFA Champions League: As Messi Returns From Injury, Griezmann Attempts to Find His Feet at Barcelona

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Antoine GreizmannbarcelonaBarcelona vs Inter Milanernesto valverde First Published: October 1, 2019, 11:59 AM IST Barcelona: Antoine Griezmann said he knew it would be tough settling in at Barcelona but it may have proven harder than he thought. Barca play at home to Inter Milan on Wednesday looking for lift-off in the Champions League after a goalless draw against Borussia Dortmund made for an underwhelming start to their latest bid for success in Europe.Lionel Messi is expected to make his return from a thigh injury, but Griezmann also has something to prove after two steady but unspectacular months, elevated by moments rather than the consistency Ernesto Valverde would have hoped for when the Frenchman’s 120-million euro release clause was activated last summer. “Against Bilbao he was not as involved as we would like,” Valverde said at the start of the season. “But it is also up to the team to allow our strikers to participate more.” When Griezmann scored twice in the next game, against Real Betis, before tossing glitter above his head at Camp Nou, it felt like he had made his big introduction and not just because of the theatrics.But five La Liga games have since brought only one more goal and assist while a handful of rather muted displays have left a sense of a player finding his feet, despite excelling in La Liga for the past nine seasons. After last week’s win over Villarreal, Griezmann was asked about his start at Barcelona. “It’s different,” he said. “It’s a different type of football, a different position and I knew it was going to be difficult to adjust.”But I feel like I’m improving every game and that’s it. Three goals, it’s not bad right? I can do better but I just arrived. I work for the team and if I can score or assist, even better.” Griezmann has reason to defend himself. He joined a team that after five games had posted its lowest points total in 25 years, with last season’s collapse against Liverpool still lingering, not least for Valverde, whose future is never secure.He also arrived as one of the world’s premium strikers but found his new club pursuing Neymar for the duration of the summer, as if the Brazilian might add something he could not.There were relationships to repair too, with Barcelona’s fans and players, after Griezmann not only turned them down 12 months before but embarassed them, by announcing his decision in a documentary.Inconsistency”I’ve spent very little time with him to be honest,” Lionel Messi told Diario Sport last month. “Since I returned, I’ve been injured and training on my own. “They went on tour and when they came back we saw each other a little in the dressing room but I’ve not been there in the training sessions. We’ll have the opportunity to share a lot of things.” Once in position, Griezmann has been played in “different positions”, three times down the middle as a lone striker and five times on the left of the front three.In his eight games, there have been six different attacking combinations, the revolving pair around him involving all of Luis Suarez, Ousmane Dembele, Rafinha, Carles Perez, Ansu Fati and Messi.”He is a player who can play in several positions,” Valverde said. “We have to see who plays but it’s clear the system has to accommodate the players.” When he announced he would be leaving Atletico in May, Griezmann said he wanted a fresh challenge and he would have been under no illusions about the inevitable dimming of status alongside the likes of Messi, Suarez and Dembele.The emergence of the 16-year-old sensation Fati and 21-year-old Perez has added two more into an already-crowded attacking roster. But consistency has been hard to come by in a team ridden with inconsistencies and in that context, Griezmann’s start has been encouraging. Against Inter, he will hope for something more. last_img read more

Queen honours Indian-origin medics,entrepreneurs in bday list

first_imgFrom Aditi KhannaLondon, Jun 11 (PTI) Several Indian-origin medics, charity workers, musicians and entrepreneurs were among hundreds of people honoured by Queen Elizabeth II in her annual Birthday Honours list issued today.A total of 1,149 people from the worlds of celebrity, sport, culture, science, politics and charity have been recognised with what are dubbed as the Queens “birthday gongs” for their services to the country.Some of the high-ranking honours of Officers of the Order of the British Empire went to Professor Usha Chakravarthy, Professor of Ophthalmology, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, for services to Ophthalmology in Northern Ireland and voluntary service to managing eye conditions; and Bharat Maganlal Mehta, Chief Executive Officer, Trust for London, for services to Finance in the Charitable and Voluntary Sectors.Sewa Singh Mandla for services to the Inter-faith and Community Cohesion, particularly in the Sikh community; Bhanu Ramaswamy, Independent Physiotherapy Consultant for services to Physiotherapy; Dhanonday Shrivastav, Musician, Instrumentalist and Founder, Inner Baluji Shrivastav Vision Orchestra for services to music; and Dr Geetha Upadhyaya, Co-Founder and lately Chief Executive and Artistic Director, Kala Sangam for services to South Asian Arts in the UK were among some of the others to receive the honours.Singer Rod Stewart becomes a Sir as one of the big announcements, whose career has seen him sell more than 100 million records over six decades and is honoured for services to music and charity.”Ive led a wonderful life and have had a tremendous career thanks to the generous support of the great British public. This monumental honour has topped it off and I couldnt ask for anything more,” Stewart said.advertisementBritish astronaut Major Tim Peake was on the International Space Station when he received the news he would become a Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George for services to space research and scientific education.There are Commander of the Order of the British Empire honours for England cricket captain Alastair Cook and former footballer Alan Shearer.The youngest person on the list is 21-year-old apprentice Gary Doyle, who receives a British Empire Medal (BEM) after taking gold at the World Skills event for his “extraordinary plumbing and heating prowess”.The UK Cabinet Office said it was the “most diverse” since the Order of the British Empire was founded in 1917 as an honour bestowed by the Queen.Women make up 47 per cent of the total, 8.2 per cent are from a black and minority ethnic background and 5.2 per cent consider themselves to have a disability.From the overseas list, Dr Charan Singh Bunger, Founder/Chairman of the Guru Ravidass Educational Assistance Trust, has been honoured with a Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to education for deprived and exploited children in India. PTI AK SAIlast_img read more

World Cup 2018 final: French players proud to represent Africa

first_imgFrance will take on Croatia in the World Cup 2018 final on Sunday.The European nation are aiming to win their second world title but a squad that consists of lot of players of African origins that player will also be proud represent that the African continent in the final.”It has always been the case that the French team has always had players from Africa and from other countries and territories, and not just in football but in other sports,” France coach Didier Deschamps said ahead of the final.”They are all French and they are all proud to be French but through their origins, through their childhood, they have friends, they have families in these countries so they have a certain attachment to these countries and a certain pride that these people will see them play in a World Cup Final.”WORLD CUP 2018 FINAL, FRANCE vs CROATIA: LIVE UPDATES14 players of the 23-member France squad are of African origin including stars like Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEMeanwhile, France captain Hugo Lloris has said that team has shut out all the euphoria back home over their run to the World Cup final in order to play a perfect match against Croatia on Sunday.The goalkeeper said the team were not being swept up by the wave of celebrations back home and were keeping their focus firmly on their shot of earning a second World Cup title after 1998 when they take on the Croatians in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium.advertisement”To be honest we are in our little bubble and we don’t know what is happening in France,” Lloris told reporters on Saturday.Also read – France vs Croatia, World Cup 2018 final prediction: Buyan the bear has a winner”We are far from thinking that we have reached our goal. We will face a high-quality opponent and they deserve as much credit as we do.”They have displayed their physical and mental strengths and tomorrow we will need a great French team to win.”France have never needed to go beyond 90 minutes in their run to the final after beating Argentina in the round of 16, Uruguay in the last eight and Belgium in the semi-finals.But Croatia had to battle from a goal down in all three of their knockout matches to beat Denmark, Russia and England.Also read – World Cup 2018: France’s road to the finalThey played extra time in all of them and needed penalties against the Danes and hosts Russia.”Croatia have shown their mental strength which is quite incredible. They have managed to qualify after extra time three times in a row. There is something special in this team,” Lloris warned.”They also have an incredible collective strength. We have a lot of respect for them. We need to perform at a high level and deliver a perfect match to win,” said the keeper.Also read – World Cup 2018: Croatia’s road to the finalFrance are in their third World Cup final after winning in 1998 and losing to Italy in 2006. They also reached the Euro final on home soil two years ago only to lose to Portugal.Lloris said that defeat was not on their minds any longer, with many current players not part of the 2016 team.”I think that our team is quite calm. I do not really know if we realise how far we have come but it is better that way,” Lloris said. “We have this inner strength from the beginning of the tournament with which we can overcome any challenge.””Tomorrow will be the most important match of our career. It will be a special match because it is a World Cup final and we have to stay in our bubble to focus on the ultimate goal.”(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

Report: India 0 Bahrain 1

first_imgBahrain qualified for the Asian Cup’s last 16 in dramatic circumstances as Jamal Rashed’s injury-time penalty earned a 1-0 win that knocked India out of the tournament.The Blue Tigers were heading through from the group stage for the first time in their history with the scores level after 90 minutes at Sharjah Stadium on Monday.But when Hamed Alshamsan was tripped by India captain Pronay Halder in the box, Rashed stepped up to win the game and turn Group A around in the 91st minute. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Sayed Dhiya Saeed wasted a series of early chances for Bahrain, who had only scored once in their previous two games at the tournament.Rashed thought he had given Bahrain the lead when he raced clear to beat goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, but the strike was ruled out by a marginal offside call.Ali Jaafar Madan fired off target in the 49th minute as Bahrain pushed for the opening goal, with Komail Alaswad then failing to hit the target with a rising drive.Singh Sandhu’s handling of a backpass gave Bahrain a huge chance to win it in the 74th minute but they could not make the indirect free-kick count, Rashed seeing his 12-yard shot deflect over the crossbar.But another golden opportunity came his way in the closing stages when Alshamsan went to ground under a clumsy challenge from Halder, referee Ilgiz Tantashev pointing to the spot.Rashed made no mistake, smashing the spot-kick down the middle, with his penalty ensuring Bahrain will go through as one of the top third-placed sides, while India are out after finishing bottom of Group A. FULL-TIME:#Bahrain are through to the #AsianCup2019 round of 16! India 0-1 Bahrain— #AsianCup2019 (@afcasiancup) January 14, 2019last_img read more

Foden, De Ligt and Vinicius lead FUT Future Stars

first_imgPhil Foden, Matthijs de Ligt and Vinicius Jr. have been unveiled as the first three cards in a brand new promotion in FIFA 19’s Ultimate Team.The promotion, titled FUT Future Stars, will highlight some of the world’s best young players via cards projecting their potential future ratings.All cards included in the promotion will feature players that are 23 or younger that are not yet considered an established star, all but certainly ruling out the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Joshua Kimmich and Dele Alli. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? More players involved in the promotion are set to be unveiled in Thursday with the full ratings of each card revealed on Friday..@philfoden of @ManCity, @vini11Oficial of @realmadriden and Matthijs de Ligt of @AFCAjax are FUT Future Stars!✔️ Age 23 or younger✔️ Not yet an established star✔️ Potential future ratingsMore players revealed tomorrow and full ratings on Friday!— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) January 16, 2019De Ligt is included in the list after winning the prestigious Golden Boy award given to the best young player in the game. The Ajax defender captains his club team and has become a vital piece of the Dutch national team as well.Foden remains on the periphery of the Manchester City first team, but has thus far impressed in his appearances under Pep Guardiola. The English midfielder has made 15 total appearances for the reigning Premier League champions this season.Vinicius, meanwhile, joined Real Madrid this past summer from Flamengo and, at 18 years old, the Brazilian is seen as one of the most promising attacking players in the game today.The promotion comes on the heels of FIFA’s annual Team of the Year, which came out of packs on Monday following a week-long event that saw the best players of 2018 included in a 12-man group.FIFA also unveiled the current Team of the Week on Wednesday, headlined by Luis Suarez, David de Gea and Fabinho.last_img read more

Actress Performs for Jamaica 50

first_imgWASHINGTON — Jamaica’s 50th year of independence is still in the spotlight in the United States, as Jamaican born actress, Debra Ehrhardt, staged her outstanding monologue, ‘Jamaica Farewell’, at the Kreeger Theatre, Rockville, Maryland on Saturday, November 3. The play, which traces the early years and experiences of the former Debra Phillips, and which highlights the challenging circumstances of her departure from Jamaica, was  applauded by the appreciative audience made up mainly of Jamaicans in the Washington metropolitan area. Ms. Erhardt, a Jamaican actress based in Los Angeles, is leading ‘Jamaica Farewell’ on tour, before the play is made into a movie. The play is scheduled to debut in Toronto, another city with a substantial Jamaican community.      Last Saturday’s performance of was organised by Ms. Ehrhardt, in association with the Jamaican Embassy in Washington, D.C., and served as part of the Embassy’s ongoing Jamaica 50 activities. Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Stephen Vasciannie, and Mrs. Vasciannie and their children, joined the large number Jamaicans and friends of Jamaica who turned out to see the play.  Ambassador Vasciannie said Jamaica Farewell is “a wonderful play, which evokes almost constant laughter, tears, serious reflection and feelings of great relief.” “Ms. Ehrhardt’s performance is stunning; she fills the stage with her versatility, grace and style, and she’s helped by witty, well-structured text that tugs at our nostalgic sensibilities,” he added. The Ambassador said he was delighted that the Embassy was associated with the production.last_img read more

Review of Onshore Development Plan Extended

first_imgThe Department of Energy and Stealth Ventures Ltd. have agreed to extend the review of the company’s development plan by 60 days. The extension will give the department adequate time to fully review additional technical information that it recently requested. The minister of energy will now have until Oct. 25 to make a decision on whether the company will receive a production agreement. Stealth Ventures Ltd. is a Canadian junior oil and gas company. The company has been acquiring and developing prospects for producing natural gas from coal, also referred to as coal-bed methane. Stealth has submitted a development plan for a production agreement in its Cumberland block.last_img read more

Ringo Starr Cancels Concert In North Carolina Over HB2 Law

first_imgRingo Starr has canceled his North Carolina performance in opposition to the passing of HB2.Like Bruce Springsteen and other fellow artists, Ringo stands with those fighting against the bigotry of HB2.Ringo states, “I’m sorry to disappoint my fans in the area, but we need to take a stand against this hatred. Spread peace and love.”This law opens the door to discrimination everywhere by limiting anti-discrimination laws against people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.Ringo adds, “How sad that they feel that this group of people cannot be defended.”He asks that we all support organizations that are fighting to overturn this law in whatever way we can.last_img read more

Keeping classical dance alive

first_imgTo popularise classical dance among the present-day audience, a festival named ‘Nritya Darpan’ will be organised at the India Habitat Centre on April 14. It was initiated by one of the leading Kuchipudi dance exponent Meenu Thakur.Dancers who would be performing in the festival besides Meenu Thakur (Kuchipudi), include Raipur-based Odissi danseuse Purnashree Raut, Bharatanatyam danseuse Rashmi Aggarwal from Bengaluru and Odissi exponent Vani Madhav from Gurgaon, NCR. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainHighlight of the festival would be Simhanandini Natyam in Kuchipudi style performed by the Meenu Thakur. Simhanandini is a unique art where the dancer sketches a lion, the ‘Simhavahanam’ or the mount of the Mother Goddess Durga, while dancing on a white cloth spread over red coloured powder. Guru Voleti Rangamani, who has trained dancers from South India in this rare dance item, would be the special invitee at the festival. Nritya Darpan seeks to explore the path less travelled and as the name suggests is a reflection of dance. Other performances of the evening include an excerpt from the Geeta Govindam by Purnashree Raut in Odissi style, Varnam by Rashmi Aggarwal in Bharatanatyam and Bhajami Vindyavasini in Odissi style by Vani Madhav. The event will start at 6:45 pm and is a must visit.last_img read more

Vowing support for Government new UN envoy arrives in Afghanistan

28 March 2008Pledging to boost assistance to the Government of Afghanistan, the new Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) for the war-ravaged nation touched down in Kabul today. Pledging to boost assistance to the Government of Afghanistan, the new Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) for the war-ravaged nation touched down in Kabul today.“I come to Afghanistan with the utmost respect for its people, religion and history and I am grateful for the support and confidence of President [Hamid] Karzai and the international community,” said Kai Eide, calling on the international community to rally behind efforts to rebuild the country.“Afghanistan has been calling for stronger coordination of international assistance – we need to better respond to this demand,” he noted, adding that the Security Council has recently sharpened UNAMA’s mandate.“In the past there has been much focus on the security situation,” Mr. Eide observed. “This needs to be balanced with the political dimension of our work to deliver much needed peace, stability and visible progress for all the peoples of Afghanistan.”The Special Representative will meet with President Karzai and other key Government and UN officials over the coming days before departing for an international meeting on Afghanistan in Bucharest, Romania, next week. read more

RCMP investigating banned pork imported with fake Canadian export certificate

The RCMP are investigating the origins of a pork with banned additives that arrived in China with a fake Canadian export certificate. Frigo Royal, the Quebec-based company named by Chinese officials, handles shipping and does not produce the pork. International trade minister Jim Carr suggests the pork may have been originated outside of Canada. Carr says he thinks someone is trying to use the Canadian brand to move product into the Chinese market. Ottawa and Beijing have been in daily contact to quietly address the matter however, China went public with it. There is a current ban that affects all Canadian meat exports to China. Canada exported $611M worth of pork and beef to China last year. read more

Industry leadership needed in South Africa for sustainable future

first_imgThe heat is on the mining sector for leadership in the quest for shared economic value in South Africa and globally, it emerged in the recent African Mining Indaba in Cape Town. “A key message coming from this highly successful conference was that mining’s future success will be dependent on how well it contributes to sustainable prosperity for all stakeholders – investors, governments and communities,” said SRK Consulting Chairman Roger Dixon.In the South African context, said Dixon, this needs to start with better education, quality health services and sustainable employment. “Even before building on the many opportunities that Africa’s minerals offer, the mining sector needs skilled professionals to develop and maintain infrastructure and  mines,” he said. “If our education system is not delivering the skills we need, then industry needs to act on this.”He pointed out the developments in the continent’s iron ore sector, for example, which were demanding the rapid roll-out of new rail, port and other infrastructure. The positive impact of these projects would be enhanced if implemented through strategies that promoted skills transfer, community development, environmental awareness and commercial sustainability.“It was clear to those attending the Indaba that African countries want miners and explorers to invest,” said Dixon. “But it is also clear that this investment must be rooted in greater sharing of the economic benefits among stakeholders. As an engineering consultancy with expertise in the technical, environmental and social aspects of projects, we are excited that we can bring local skills and solutions to these challenges.”last_img read more

Siptu firefighters call for fire risk assessment of all Celtic Tiger buildings

first_img Short URL Share363 Tweet Email 10,280 Views Image: Eamonn Farrell 14 Comments Siptu firefighters call for fire risk assessment of all Celtic Tiger buildings Siptu said that buildings constructed between 2000 and 2014 was when “so-called light-touch regulation was at its most extreme”. Monday 11 Mar 2019, 7:30 PMcenter_img Image: Eamonn Farrell Local authorities need to show the same degree of concern and undertake a similar survey of all commercial, leisure, nursing and hospital buildings constructed or extended during the period when so-called ‘light-touch regulation’ was at its most extreme.Siptu’s Dublin Fire Brigade Convenor, Shane McGill, said that a particularly concerning aspect of the survey for the lives and safety of firefighters, was “the lack of proper compartmentation in many of the buildings surveyed”.“In such a structure, fire can spread easily and in a very unpredictable manner. Fire and gas can spread through cavities to hidden and difficult areas to access, placing lives at greater risk.”“Local authorities must act now in order to ensure we do not experience a preventable fire tragedy in this country,” Deirdre Taylor said, who is Siptu’s DFB section chair. SIPTU MEMBERS IN the Dublin Fire Brigade have called again for a full risk assessment of properties built or extended during the Celtic Tiger period due to fire safety concerns.The call for this review comes after a large number of fire safety issues were discovered in a recent survey of apartment blocks built between 2000 to 2014.The Irish Times reported today that one of the largest property management companies in the state, Keenan Property Management, has said that significant fire safety issues had been discovered in “almost all” of the 60 apartment developments that it manages.Siptu Sector Organiser, Brendan O’Brien said that this was a “stark, but unfortunately, not an unexpected finding”.“The company must be commended on the proactive approach which it undertook in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy in 2017. Mar 11th 2019, 7:30 PM By Gráinne Ní Aodha Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Hadopi le recours suspensif rejeté

first_imgHadopi : le recours suspensif rejetéFrance – Le Conseil d’État a rejeté le recours suspensif contre un décret de la loi Création et Internet demandé par French Data Network (FDN), fournisseur d’accès associatif. Hadopi va pouvoir dès à présent envoyer des mails d’avertissement aux internautes soupçonnés de téléchargement illégal.Hadopi peut aller de l’avant. La commission chargée d’avertir et d’amener devant la justice les internautes soupçonnés de téléchargement illégal peut envoyer ses mails d’avertissement, première étape de la procédure. Le rejet du recours en suspension relatif à un décret d’application de la loi Hadopi par le Conseil d’État autorise la Haute autorité pour la diffusion des œuvres et la protection de droits sur internet à poursuivre sa mission. “Aucun des moyens invoqués par l’association requérante (FDN, ndlr) n’est de nature à faire naître, en l’état de l’instruction, un doute sérieux sur la légalité du décret dont elle demande la suspension.”Néanmoins, deux autres décrets restent dans l’attente d’un jugement.Le 16 septembre 2010 à 11:29 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Endeavour les astronautes se préparent pour le départ prévu lundi

first_imgEndeavour : les astronautes se préparent pour le départ prévu lundiL’équipage d’Endeavour a rejoint la Floride pour préparer au Centre spatial Kennedy le lancement de la navette. Les astronautes devaient quitter la Terre le 29 avril dernier, mais une panne électrique avait contraint la Nasa à reporter le dernier vol de la navette vers la station spatiale internationale (ISS).Les six membres d’équipage de la navette Endeavour sont de retour à Cap Canaveral, en Floride, pour préparer la nouvelle tentative de lancement prévue le lundi 16 mai, rapporte le site Science et Avenir. Le dernier vol de la navette vers l’ISS devait à l’origine avoir lieu le 29 avril. Mais la Nasa avait dû annuler le lancement en raison d’une panne électrique. Après l’installation d’un nouvel interrupteur et d’un nouveau câblage, la navette est prête pour une seconde tentative prévue lundi à 12h56 GMT (8H56 locales), dans une fenêtre de tir de dix minutes.Cette mission sera la vingt-cinquième et dernière d’Endeavour, qui comme les navettes Discovery et Atlantis, sera ensuite exposée dans un musée. Ce sont alors les capsules russes Soyouz qui assureront le transport de matériel et d’astronautes vers l’ISS. Prévue pour durer seize jours, la mission consistera essentiellement en la livraison sur la station spatiale du spectromètre magnétique Alpha 2. Ce module de recherche d’une valeur de deux milliards de dollars devrait permettre aux chercheurs d’explorer l’univers et certaines des plus grandes questions concernant sa formation, telles que l’existence de l’antimatière ou la nature de la matière noire invisible.Le 13 mai 2011 à 19:13 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more