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Jovic joins Real Madrid in €70m deal

first_imgReal Madrid have completed the signing of Luka Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt, with the highly-rated striker penning a six-year contract with the Blancos.The 21-year-old Serbia international emerged as one of the most sought-after talents in European football during the 2018-19 campaign.His return of 27 goals in 47 appearances attracted plenty of attention, with Real one of several sides to cast admiring glances in his direction. 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? Those at the Santiago Bernabeu have now won the race for the forward’s signature, with Jovic tied to a deal through to the summer of 2025.A brief statement from the Liga giants on their official website read: “Real Madrid CF and Eintracht Frankfurt have agreed to the transfer of player Luka Jovic, pending a medical examination. “The player will be tied to the club for the next six seasons, until June 30, 2025.”Real were expected to spend big this summer after enduring a testing 2018-19 campaign.It is suggested that they have parted with around €70 million (£62m/$79m) in order to bring in Jovic.Luka Jovic Eintracht Frankfurt 2018-19They had to dig deep to get a deal over the line as Eintracht only recently pushed through a permanent deal of their own for the promising frontman.The Bundesliga outfit took up a purchase option in the loan agreement which saw him star for them across a two-season stay from Benfica.An immediate profit has been made, although those in Germany are disappointed to be bidding farewell to the player who impressed so much during his time in the Bundesliga.Frankfurt’s sporting director Fredi Bobic has said: “Luka Jovic is a big loss for us.”His explosiveness and scoring skills have spread throughout Europe and we’ve benefited not only from his goals over the past two years. “But for us it was clear that there is a financial pain threshold.”For Eintracht Frankfurt this is a good and important transfer. We wish Luka only the best for his future. “He has the best qualifications for a great career. And we are proud that we were able to support him along the way.”Jovic will join an attacking pool of talent in the Spanish capital that includes Karim Benzema and Mariano Diaz.He will be hoping to hit the ground running in La Liga, with Zidane’s side in need of inspiration from somewhere as they seek to get back on the trophy trail in 2019-20.last_img read more

Cabinet to Receive Submission for Joint Venture Agreement to Establish Morant Bay Urban Centre

first_imgChairman of the Factories Corporation of Jamaica (FCJ), Lyttleton Shirley says Cabinet is to receive shortly a submission for the Joint Venture Agreement to establish the Morant Bay Urban Centre in St. Thomas.He made the disclosure at a function held at the Morant Villas, in Morant Bay, St. Thomas on June 7.Mr. Shirley informed that the documents are now with the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, before being placed before the Cabinet.“When that takes pace, it will trigger off all the things that will make this development break ground and in the next two years, see the transformation of Morant Bay,” he said.The Chairman noted that Urban Centre will facilitate entities and amenities providing improved delivery of key public and private sector services.Over 365,000 square feet of space will be available for amusement, a university, skills training, banking, food services, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), and other businesses.“We will be having at least four fast food companies and one prominent BPO operator wants up to 70,000 square feet of building (space). They envisioned that it will fit well into their development plan, for not only entry level BPO services, but all the other services that the [industry] demands,” he outlined.The proposed $4 billion Morant Bay Urban Centre will be developed just outside the existing town on the 25-acre property where the old Goodyear factory is located.last_img read more

Siem Shipping Keeps Its Reefers Busy for Another Year

first_imgzoom Oslo-listed Siem Shipping Inc. has won a one-year contract renewal for a regular weekly service from Ecuador to St. Petersburg, Russia.As disclosed, the contract extension for the service covers seven reefer vessels.The company did not, however, disclose any further details on the value of the contracts or expected start date.Siem Shipping recorded a profit of USD3.9 million in Q1 2016 against a net profit USD 0.5 million in the corresponding period from last year. Net operating revenue was USD38.9 million, also up from the previously reported USD 35 million in Q1, 2015.After a particularly challenging Q1 2016 and a likelihood of a seasonal reduction in demand, the company expects that operators may shortly consider layups of less efficient vessels. In terms of outlook, the company’s reefers are expected to remain shoulder to shoulder with competing container services amid positive impact of low fuel-price environment that has helped specialised reefers keep the operators price-competitive with container lines and high schedule predictability.last_img read more

Glencore Asks for Arbitration on Dispute with Newcastle Port

first_imgzoom Sydney-based mining company Glencore Coal Assets Australia (Glencore) has called for an arbitration to settle an access dispute with Port of Newcastle Operations (PNO) in relation to the shipping channel service at the port, according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).Glencore requested that the ACCC arbitrate on the dispute, which relates to the level of access charges, and access terms, set by PNO for users of the shipping channel service at the port, which was declared under Part IIIA of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA) by the Australian Competition Tribunal in June 2016.The declared shipping channel service is “the provision of the right of access and use of the shipping channel (including berths next to walls as part of the channel) at the port, by virtue of which vessels may enter the port precinct and load and unload at relevant terminals located within the port precinct and then depart the port precinct.”“An ACCC arbitration would seek to identify a solution that balances the interests of both parties and promotes the economically efficient use and operation of these services,” Rod Sims, ACCC Chairman, said.Sims added that the ACCC’s role to arbitrate under Part IIIA only applies to declared services. As the declaration of the shipping channel service is currently the subject of an application for judicial review by the Full Federal Court, Sims said that “if that challenge is successful, the arbitration process will stop.”The ACCC must make a final determination within 180 days from the day a dispute notification is received.In May 2015, Glencore applied to have the shipping channel service at the Port of Newcastle declared. In January 2016, the Minister decided not to declare the service and Glencore applied for review of this decision by the Australian Competition Tribunal. The Tribunal declared the shipping channel service under Part IIIA of the CCA in June 2016.PNO subsequently applied for judicial review of the Tribunal’s decision by the Full Federal Court.last_img read more

Keep Your Hope Alive

first_imgI consider myself to be an optimist. I have faith and hope. Perhaps this is the preacher’s daughter in me. As the sayinggoes, the apple does not fall far from the tree. It is ironicthat on Jan. 19, 2004, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, Ibegan to have doubts about my outlook for Nova Scotia. As I readaccounts of comments made by the Municipal Association of PolicePersonnel (MAPP) at a news conference responding to the NovaScotia Human Rights Commission’s board of inquiry decision in theKirk Johnson matter, my heart sank and I once again worried aboutthe future of my province. I was born and raised in Sydney, in a place called Whitney Pier. I am proud to be from Whitney Pier, and equally proud to be aNova Scotian. I can clearly remember sitting on the front porchwith my friends waiting for our favourite police officer to passby. As little girls, we all had a special officer that weadmired. We were not afraid of the police, in fact I believethere was mutual respect between the police and our diversecommunity. When Carl “Campy” Crawford became the first black municipalpolice officer to join the Sydney force, our communitycelebrated. When Campy died in November 2003, the tiny St.Philips’s African Orthodox Church in Whitney Pier overflowed withpeople who loved him and wanted to honor his accomplishments. The police honour guard, police rank and file and top brass allpaid their respects to Campy. He was the police officer everyoneloved. Campy was a people person who respected everyone regardless oftheir colour. We heard stories about Campy going out of his wayto help people and to do good. We know that Campy must have hadhis challenges. Through it all, he never stopped smiling. He wasalways positive, always full of hope. He gave policing a goodname. Fast forward to Jan. 19, 2004. When I heard, and later read, thecomments by Sgt. John Gardner, president of MAPP, I could nothelp but remember Campy and think of the black police officers onthe Halifax force. I wondered what they were feeling. Did theyagree with Sgt. Gardner? If not, would they remain silent? Whowould support them if they disagreed publicly with the union? Ifthey remained silent would the black community understand? Theseofficers are in a difficult position. They have to work withinthe union and within the culture of policing. They have tosurvive. Martin Luther King Jr. was a man who fought for justice andfreedom. Dr. King was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn., where hewent to give support to the union representing garbage workers. It is ironic that on his birthday, MAPP chose to dismiss theindependent ruling of the human rights commission inquiry’s boardchair in the Johnson matter. The actions and words of MAPP canonly be characterized as showing a lack of respect for a processthat was fair and transparent. Is this the view of the majorityof the police rank and file? If it is, I am concerned that racerelations between the black community and the police has been setback by decades. Looking at recent news coverage, it would be possible to concludethat there is something wrong with the culture of policing inCanada. Scandals have racked Ontario police departmentsconcerning their interaction with visible minorities andaboriginal people. On the prairies, a public inquiry inSaskatchewan is examining whether there is police involvement inthe death of Neil Stonechild, an aboriginal man, who was found onthe outskirts of town and who eventually froze to death. Police are entrusted with the duty to protect us and to enforcethe law. We expect to feel safe when we see a police officer. Iwant to feel the way I did when I was a child waiting for thepolice to walk by, but MAPP’s comments make that difficult forme. The union missed a golden opportunity to demonstrateleadership in policing and race relations when it chose not toembrace the Johnson decision. I somehow feel we have been down this road before. Not long ago,our province was consumed by the inquiry into the Donald MarshallJr. prosecution. Mr. Marshall, a Mi’kmaq man from Cape Breton,was wrongly accused and convicted of a murder in Sydney and spent11 years behind bars before finally having his name cleared. TheMarshall Inquiry made a number of recommendations to improve theadministration of justice in Nova Scotia and ensure that whathappened to Mr. Marshall could not happen again. In the wake ofthe Johnson decision, I wonder how much progress has been madesince the Marshall Inquiry. The Johnson case is a complex matter. The implications of thiscase go beyond the Halifax police department, Const. MichaelSanford and the black community. This case affects all citizensand all police officers regardless of their colour or gender. Ifcertain members of our population cannot trust the police andvice versa then civil society and race relations in Nova Scotiawill remain dysfunctional. We cannot move forward if healing doesnot take place. If there is no truth there cannot bereconciliation. The board chair issued a ruling based on thefacts presented to him. He found “Const. Sanford discriminatedagainst Kirk Johnson in the course of the ticketing and towing ofhis vehicle.” MAPP’s comments appear to suggest that the chair’sdecision was more arbitrary. Before making up their minds, everyNova Scotian should read Mr. Girard’s decision and decide if thatis so. My dream, fueled by my faith and hope, has been to make thisprovince a centre of excellence in human rights. I grew tiredlong ago of hearing people describe our province as one of themost racist places in Canada based on news coverage of ColeHarbour, Donald Marshall Jr., Africville and now Kirk Johnson. Ibelieved Nova Scotia and its people deserved better. But my dream has been shaken. When I left Toronto five years agoto return home to accept my position with the Human RightsCommission, many people tried to discourage me. They said: “Youare black, you know how you will be treated.” But Nova Scotia ismy home and I came back to try and make a difference. Maybe withquiet reflection, prayers and inspiration from leaders such asMartin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu,Mahatma Gandhi, John Humphries and John F. Kennedy, the cultureof policing will one day be one that civil society canunderstand, embrace, respect and trust. I commend Halifax Regional Police Chief Frank Beazley and DeputyChief Chris McNeil for their acceptance of the Johnson decisionand their willingness to move forward with the work mandated bythe board chair. However, as long as the rank and file hold theviews that were communicated by MAPP on Martin Luther King Jr.’sbirthday, I am afraid their desire and goodwill will never berealized. I wonder what Campy would have said to me these past few days? Yes, I think I hear his voice: “Girl, keep hope alive. Your hopeis only shaken, it’s not broken.” -30-last_img read more

Southern Region Preliminary Assessment Notices Sent

first_imgMore than 300,000 Nova Scotia property owners will have a chance to review their proposed 2007 assessments, now that notices are in the mail. The proposed notices were sent to owners of properties whose assessments are expected to increase by more than three per cent in 2007, and are based on Jan. 1, 2005 market value. Proposed notices allow property owners to make inquiries about their proposed assessment before the formal assessment notice is sent in January. In the southern region, which includes Yarmouth, Shelburne, Queens and Lunenburg counties, the total proposed combined value of 2007 commercial and residential property assessments is almost $8 billion, up almost 6.9 per cent from 2006. Residential proposed assessments in the south are showing a total increase of 8.3 per cent, while commercial proposed assessments are up 2.1 per cent. The most common reason for an increase in a residential assessment is that the value of a property increased as a result of a strong real estate market. Assessments also change when renovations or additions are done to a property. All properties in Nova Scotia are assessed at market value. Nova Scotia property owners can check their 2007 proposed assessment online by going to and clicking on online property assessment information. “Sending Nova Scotia property owners their proposed assessment in June, means that they can talk to us and get information about their property assessment before the formal assessment notice is sent in January,” said Jeff Caddell, acting regional director for the southern regional assessment office. “This year, the information will also help property owners decide if they will apply for the 2007 CAP Assessment Program.” The CAP Assessment Program is designed to help protect property owners from sudden and dramatic increases in market value by placing a limit or “cap” on the amount of taxable assessment increase on eligible properties. Property owners who qualified for the program in the past need not reapply. Applications are available online at , by calling 1-800-667-5727 or at any local assessment office, municipal tax office, Access Nova Scotia Centre or registry of deeds. “We encourage property owners to call us or visit our website if they have any questions about their preliminary assessment or need further information about the CAP Program,” he added.last_img read more

Review Ordered for South Shore Regional School Board

first_imgEducation Minister Ramona Jennex today, Aug. 4, ordered a performance review of the South Shore Regional School Board. This review comes as a response to serious concerns that have come to light about events and actions of some board members before the March 30 meeting on school reviews. Some board members have been accused of trying to derail an open discussion on 12 schools identified for review before the public meeting. This has raised broader questions about the board’s ability to function effectively and to adhere to sound decision-making practices. “I consider this to be an extremely serious situation,” said Ms. Jennex. “I am concerned that the events and the conduct of some members may have damaged the integrity of the school board and the public’s confidence in the board.” The board passed motions in July publicly apologizing for its lack of process, and invited the minister to conduct a review or audit of the board. “It is critically important that I, and the public, have confidence that their board is being open, transparent and making decisions in the best interests of students,” Ms. Jennex said. The terms of reference will be finalized over the next couple of weeks and an independent reviewer will conduct the comprehensive performance review.last_img read more

SBI refuses to disclose communication from RBI govt on electoral bonds terms

first_imgNew Delhi: The State Bank of India has refused to disclose any communication it received from the government or the Reserve Bank of India on electoral bonds, terming it “personal information” and held in “fiduciary capacity”. Responding to an RTI filed by Pune-based activist Vihar Durve who had demanded copies of all letters, correspondence, directions, notifications or e-mails received from the RBI or any government department between 2017 and 2019, the SBI said it cannot be provided by it. Also Read – MSI cuts production for eighth straight month in September The bank cited two exemption clauses under the RTI Act to deny information — Section 8(1)(e) which pertains to information held in fiduciary capacity and Section 8(1)(J) which pertains to personal information of a person which has no link to any public activity. “Information sought by the applicant cannot be disclosed as it is in fiduciary capacity, disclosure of which is exempted under Section 8(1)(e) and 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act, 2005,” the Central Public Information Officer of the bank said in his reply. Also Read – Next MPC meet may take call on lower repo rate: RBI chief The bank also refused to give any details of action taken by it on such communications from the RBI and the government. The electoral bonds, for giving donations to political parties, are being sold through SBI only. The sale opens in SBI branches when the Finance Ministry issues a notification of their sale for a given period. The scheme of electoral bonds notified by the Centre in 2018 has been challenged in the Supreme Court. Only the political parties registered under Section 29A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 (43 of 1951) and which secured not less than one per cent of the votes polled in the last general election to the House of the People or the Legislative Assembly of the State, shall be eligible to receive the bonds. The bonds may be purchased by a person who is a citizen of India “or incorporated or established in India,” the government had said in a statement last year. The bonds remain valid for 15 days and can be encashed by an eligible political party only through an account with the authorised bank within that period only. A voluntary group working in the field of electoral reforms, Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), has demanded a stay on the sale while the CPI(M) has challenged it before the Supreme Court in separate petitions. ADR recently filed an application in the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the Electoral Bond Scheme, 2018 which was notified by the Centre in January last year.last_img read more

Canada Post seeks peek at RCMP documents on Winnipeg mailsorting plant

WINNIPEG — Canada Post has filed a court application to find out if it’s owed money over the construction of its Winnipeg mail sorting plant.The Crown corporation filed the application Thursday, seeking access to RCMP documents related to the facility in the city’s west end that were seized as part of an ongoing investigation into alleged fraud by the plant’s builder, Caspian Construction.The Mounties confirmed in January that they were looking into the plant.Police raided Caspian’s offices in December 2014 as part of an investigation into the company’s development of the Winnipeg Police Service’s new downtown headquarters.None of the allegations has been proven in court.RCMP will only say they’re aware of Canada Post’s application, while the Crown company says in a statement that it will not comment further because of the ongoing police probe. (CTV Winnipeg) read more

Woman dies after Ratnapura perahera elephant attacks crowd

In all, 12 people were injured and were rushed to hospital for treatment. A woman died in hospital after an elephant which was being prepared for a perahera in Ratnapura attacked the crowd.The police said that at least 11 people were injured in the incident. One woman later died in hospital and the police said that she is reported to have been a heart patient and died of a heart attack.Further investigations over the incident and the death of the 60 year old woman will be carried out by the relevant officials, the police media unit said. (Colombo Gazette) According to the police, the elephant went berserk just before the perahera commenced.

US indictment charges 80 in fraud schemes money laundering

LOS ANGELES — U.S. authorities have unsealed a 252-count grand jury indictment charging 80 people with participating in a conspiracy to steal millions of dollars through a range of fraud schemes and laundering the funds through a Los Angeles-based network.The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Thursday most of the defendants are Nigerian citizens.Fourteen defendants have been arrested, mostly in the Los Angeles region. Six others are believed to be fugitives in the U.S. and the others are abroad, mostly in Nigeria.Prosecutors say the schemes included frauds involving compromise of business email, romance scams and schemes targeting the elderly.Authorities say the schemes targeted victims in the U.S. and around the world, and some lost hundreds of thousands of dollars.The Associated Press

Annan urges West Africa to make regional arms moratorium permanent

The Security Council may wish “to produce a ‘naming and shaming’ list of individuals, corporations, groups and countries violating arms embargoes and the ECOWAS moratorium,” he says in his latest progress report to the Council on the “mixed picture” of advances and inertia in combating sub-regional and cross-border problems in West Africa.”Considering the close links between trafficking in small arms and light weapons and criminal activities, especially trafficking of natural resources, such as diamonds and timber, and human trafficking, including women and children, the Council may wish to assist in bringing those responsible for such crimes before the International Criminal Court (ICC) for prosecution,” he says.Controlling the weapons required the collaboration of arms producers and suppliers, he says, suggesting that the Council may wish to exhort producers and suppliers to follow the example of the 33-country Wassenaar Arrangement, which includes major arms-manufacturing nations, including Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the United States.Those countries pledge “to contribute to regional and international security and stability, by promoting transparency and greater responsibility in transfers of conventional arms and dual-use goods and technologies, thus preventing destabilizing accumulations.”The Council may also wish to have all weapons used in UN peacekeeping missions marked for tracing, Mr. Annan says.Meanwhile, he urges ECOWAS members to convert the moratorium on the importation, exportation and manufacture of small arms and light weapons into a legally binding instrument “at the earliest opportunity.”Such a move, in tandem with setting up a regional registry of small arms, would send a strong message that West African governments are themselves ready to address the devastating effects of small arms and light weapons proliferation, he says.He notes that rising youth employment and the desperation that accompanies it are threatening to undermine any progress made in countries coming out of crisis, especially when added to the alarming growth of urban populations.In a speech to a UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) workshop last August in Senegal, Mr. Annan’s Special Representative for West Africa, Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, said that at a time when 43.5 per cent of the 257 million ECOWAS population was younger than 15, “one can say that today armed conflict has become the first ’employer’ of youth in West Africa, and warlords are currently the most powerful ‘entrepreneurs’ in the sub-region.”By the end of the year, the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA), which Mr. Ould-Abdallah heads, along with its West African partners, is to produce a regionally integrated programme for reform of the security sector, Mr. Annan says.He also appeals to the region’s development partners to fund regional humanitarian programmes “which could improve the security of people in dire need of protection, or those whose coping capacities are close to exhaustion because of protracted hostilities.” read more

On anniversary Ban honours victims and survivors of Rwanda genocide

“Preventing genocide is a shared responsibility. States must uphold their obligations under international law to prevent abuses and protect their populations,” Mr. Ban said in his message marking the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda, observed on 7 April.“Collectively, we must go beyond words and effectively safeguard people at risk. And individually, we must nurture the courage to care – and the resolve to act. Only by meeting these challenges can we match the resolve of the survivors and truly honour the memory of those who died in Rwanda 19 years ago,” Mr. Ban said.Nearly one million Rwandans, mostly ethnic Tutsi, were massacred by Hutu militia and government forces over a period of just 100 days. This occurred despite the existence of the Genocide Convention of 1948, which makes it a crime to commit genocide. In response to this collective failure and in an effort to learn from the past, the United Nations outlined an action plan for the prevention of genocide in 2004.“Out of the ashes of the genocide, Rwanda has forged a new path, progressing towards a more peaceful and just society,” Mr. Ban said. “I encourage the people and Government of Rwanda to continue promoting the inclusive spirit and dialogue necessary for healing, reconciliation and reconstruction.”Mr. Ban stressed that since the Rwandan genocide, the United Nations has worked every day to prevent a recurrence of such horror, with the Responsibility to Protect having become a global principle. “We are strengthening our capacities for mediation, fact-finding, preventive diplomacy and the peaceful settlement of disputes. And we are focusing on the special procedures and other UN human rights mechanisms, which play a critical early warning role.”Mr. Ban also noted that progress has been made in fighting impunity for crimes against humanity, with organizations such as the International Criminal Court and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda working to bring those responsible for the genocide to justice.“International criminal justice is a testament to our collective determination to confront the most heinous crimes. The new age of accountability is real,” Mr. Ban added. read more

Jilted husband burns down home after family left over alleged abuse

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMan who set house on fire on Valentine’s Day dies after consuming poisonous substanceApril 20, 2017In “latest news”Wife allegedly douses husband with kero, sets house alightSeptember 12, 2017In “latest news”Good Intent man who slit his throat after murdering lover succumbsApril 26, 2018In “Crime” The home up in flamesA Covent Garden family is now counting their losses after the head of the house, reportedly set it alight during the wee hours of this morning.Based on reports received, the fire began at around 04:00hrs on the wooden two storey lot 89 Covent Garden, East Bank Demerara home. It was reportedly started by 52-year-old Rampersaud Seepersaud.According to family members who reside next door to the completely destroyed home, it was around 04:30hrs that they noticed the blaze and notified the Guyana Fire Service, who responded promptly but were still unable to save the home. What remains of the house after the fireInews understands that during the entire ordeal, the man who allegedly set the house alight was standing calmly in front of the yard, watching it burn. He then began to shout for his sister-in-law who lives next door.The online publication was told that no one except the man was at home at the time ordeal since two weeks prior, his wife of 15-years had moved out with her two children because Seepersaud had allegedly abused her.Relatives of  Seepersaud reported that not only is he abusive, but he is an alcoholic that would usually threaten to burn his home as well as his sister-in-law’s home down.This morning was the first time he reportedly acted on that threat, a family member told Inews.When police arrived at the scene, they took statements from the relevant persons and Seepersaud was apprehended to assist with investigations. (Ramona Luthi) read more

Ok Tedi Mining extends partnership with Wipro for Digital Mining Vision 2025

first_imgOk Tedi Mining Ltd  (OTML), a leading copper and gold mining company based in Papua New Guinea (PNG), has extended its strategic partnership with Wipro to drive OTML’s transformation journey and achieve its Digital Mining Vision 2025. OTML is recognised as a responsible corporate citizen in PNG and has provided over three decades of support to the government and people of the Western Province of PNG. Wipro has partnered with OTML to help improve business processes using advanced technologies, and enable its future mode of operations.Garry Tuckwell, Global Head of Wipro’s Natural Resources business said, “Wipro is pleased to have developed this partnership with OTML. We have worked closely with the executive and senior leadership team to help define the key strategic initiatives that will enable the company to realise its future vision and potential. We are excited at the opportunity to leverage our broad set of capabilities, coupled with Ok Tedi’s in-depth mining expertise, to really help transform its mining operations, so that it is well positioned to win in the PNG mining industry, while creating a safe and secure environment for its workforce.”Derrick Kelly, OTML General Manager Business Strategy and Support said, “Our partnership with Wipro will allow us to focus on implementing mining best practices across our organisation and increase the skill levels of the local workforce in PNG. It will also help us establish a ‘Digital Mine’ of the future, in one of the remotest locations in the world.”OTML is establishing a new framework that embraces the role of technology, a new set of capabilities within the organisation to successfully use business best practices and systems, and streamline the organisation’s operations across the entire value chain, eliminating waste and maximising shareholder returns from the resources at its disposal.As part of the partnership, OTML and Wipro have launched the Strongim Future Program – leveraging the SAP® ERP application – as a key foundation in the transformation journey. SAP is a market-leading provider of integrated ERP solutions for the mining and metals industry, enabling customers across the globe to achieve efficiency in their operations. The Strongim Future Program will use SAP best practices, replacing a number of legacy sytems and putting in place the cornerstone for OTML’s future mode of operations.Wipro’s Natural Resources division, a part of its Energy, Natural Resources and Utilities (ENU), Strategic Business Unit, provides strategic advice and leverages advanced technology services from across the organisation to create game-changing strategies and address key business challenges of the metals and mining industry. Experienced specialists offer services and solutions that incorporate a range of capabilities across the entire value chain, from exploration through feasibility and ultimately operations.last_img read more

Photos At least 20 people arrested after clashes as hundreds rally in

first_img Share162 Tweet Email Mar 5th 2017, 10:40 AM Image: Dan Honda Short URL 31,823 Views Sunday 5 Mar 2017, 10:40 AM FROM COLORADO’S STATE Capitol to Trump Tower in New York and the Washington Monument, groups of hundreds of people rallied for President Donald Trump yesterday, waving “Deplorables for Trump” signs and even carrying a life-size cutout of the president.Chelsea Thomas, an accountant from Thornton, Colorado, brought her family to the Trump rally in Denver — and the life-size cardboard cutout of Trump. She said the family has taken it with them on camping trips, boat rides and a country music festival.“It’s nice to be surrounded by people who share your morals and opinions,” said Thomas, as her son walked back and forth across the grass with a Trump flag.Many in the crowd held American flags or wore red, white and blue and held signs with messages like “Veterans before Refugees.”Police in Berkeley, California, say 10 people were arrested after Trump supporters and counter-protesters clashed during a rally that turned violent and left seven people injured. None of the injured was hospitalised.A dagger, metal pipes, bats, pieces of lumber and bricks were confiscated, police said. Anti-Trump protesters try to take a large piece of wood away from a Trump supporter at a rally for President Donald Trump at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park in Berkeley Source: Dan HondaSix people protesting the rally in St. Paul, Minnesota, were arrested on felony riot charges after they lit fireworks inside the Minnesota State Capitol and fled, police said. About 400 people attended the event, and about 50 showed up to protest it.In Nashville, two people were arrested as protesters clashed with Trump supporters at the Tennessee Capitol. In Olympia, Washington, the state patrol says four demonstrators were arrested at a rally in support of Trump, KOMO-TV reported. Authorities did not say if the people arrested were pro-Trump or anti-Trump. The station reports that the demonstrators are accused of assaulting a police officer. Washington State Patrol Capt. Johnny Alexander stands with a woman who was detained after a confrontation with Donald Trump supporters during a rally for President Donald Trump at Heritage Park in Olympia Source: Tony OvermanNear Mar-a-Lago, the Palm Beach Post reported that people on both sides exchanged profanity. Trump’s motorcade briefly stopped so he could wave at supporters. Supporters of President Donald Trump gather outside Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Source: Alex BrandonIn Ohio, Trump supporter Margaret Howe, 57, of Pataskala, said she increasingly fears civil war.“We did not want to have something like this happen,” she said, adding,We came out today because Trump deserves to see he still has people for him. It’s just all sad.A group of counter protesters gathered nearby, separated from the rally by police tape. They chanted “No Trump. No KKK. No fascist USA” and held signs with messages like “Your vote was a hate crime.”Hundreds gathered in rallies on both ends of Pennsylvania to show support for Trump.Supporters waved signs and flags and listened to speeches during Saturday’s “Spirit of America” rally in Bensalem’s Neshaminy State Park in eastern Pennsylvania’s Bucks County. Organiser Jim Worthington said:They love their country and they love what Donald Trump represents, which is about making America first.In northwestern Pennsylvania, the Erie Times-News reported that about 100 people gathered at a square in downtown Erie for a similar demonstration. “We’ve got to get the whole country united behind this man,” said Richard Brozell, 75, who along with his wife braved the mid-20s temperatures and stiff wind chill to attendIn Augusta, Maine, more than 100 people turned out for the event that was supposed to last three hours, but ended early because of freezing temperatures.In Miami, supporters continued a rally while sipping espressos outside a Cuban restaurant, the Miami Herald reported.At a North Carolina rally, speakers said the dishonest media and left wing politicians were bordering on sedition in their opposition to the Republican president. Some men were seen walking through the Raleigh crowd carrying a Trump flag as well as a Confederate flag. Supporters of President Donald Trump, cheer at the National Mall near the Washington Monument in Washington during a rally organized by the North Carolina-based group Gays for Trump. Source: Manuel Balce CenetaGathered just behind the rally was a handful of protesters, some of whom blew air horns in an attempt to disrupt the event. Cherie Francis, of Cary, North Carolina said:We’re gonna take our country back and we’re gonna establish borders and have legal immigration and law and order.In Indianapolis, about 30 Trump supporters rallied at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis to denounce what they see as unfair treatment of the Republican. A local organiser, 61-year-old Patty Collins, of Indianapolis, said Trump’s critics “aren’t giving him a chance.”Trump supporters turned in Phoenix. Media outlets reported that several hundred people participated in the Phoenix event held on a lawn at the State Capitol. Capitol police officers take an anti-Trump protestor to the ground before taking him into custody during a clash between pro and anti-Trump supporters at a national March 4 Trump rally at the State Capitol Source: APIn Texas, Austin police say about 300 people rallied in support of Trump in a gathering outside the Capitol during rain. Organiser Jennifer Drabbant said there have been so many protests against Trump that she and others wanted to show there are people who support him.Scores of people also rallied in Virginia Beach, Virginia, in a show of support for Trump. The Virginian-Pilot reports around 200 Trump backers showed up for the event at a park. Some held American flags and others wore “Make America Great Again” hats and Trump T-shirts.In Lansing, Michigan, about 200 Trump supporters rallied on one side of the state Capitol while 100 critics gathered on another side. Pro and Anti-Trump demonstrators make noise and some threats on the steps of the Capitol in Lansing Source: Dale G. Young“Agree with President Trump or not, he is our president, and I think what I see happening in DC and with the Democrats — it can’t stand,” said Gary Taylor, 60.Read: ‘Witch hunt’: How Russian media is covering the latest Trump controversy> Image: Dan Honda Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Photos: At least 20 people arrested after clashes as hundreds rally in support of Trump A dagger, metal pipes, bats, pieces of lumber and bricks were confiscated in California. 102 Comments By Associated Presslast_img read more

Garda commended for lifethreatening incident which saw him dragged along road by

first_img No Comments By Stephen McDermott May 14th 2019, 5:55 PM The incident happened near Birdhill in Co Tipperary Image: Garda Press Office The incident happened near Birdhill in Co Tipperary Tuesday 14 May 2019, 5:55 PM Short URL center_img 28,389 Views Garda commended for ‘life-threatening incident’ which saw him dragged along road by suspected drink-driver The incident happened in Tipperary last Saturday evening. Image: Garda Press Office A GARDA HAS been seriously injured after he was dragged 100m along a road behind a suspected drink driver who refused to stop for him in Tipperary.Gardaí are investigating after the garda sustained a broken ankle, cuts, bruises and head injuries at around 6.50pm on Saturday 11 May in the Birdhill area of Tipperary.The incident happened after investigators initially responded to a call in relation to a possible drink driver in the area at 5.50pm.Gardaí observed a man entering a jeep, who failed to stop when confronted by investigators before he continued towards Birdhill.The car then lost control and collided with a sign post at a junction in Birdhill.An officer then approached the vehicle, and was injured when the jeep reversed and drove towards Limerick Road at speed.The injured garda was then taken to University Hospital Limerick, where his injuries were assessed.In a statement today, the Garda Representative Association (GRA) commended the bravery of the garda who was dragged along the road.“The garda in this case was an experienced officer who was not only trying to stop the driver from endangering road users, he was also concerned about the safety of the two children in the car at the time,” the GRA said.“His efforts to stop the vehicle were above and beyond the call of duty and he has paid a huge price for his bravery.“This a was a life-threatening incident and while we don’t yet know the longer-term consequences of his injuries, he is likely to be out of work for some time.”A man in his 50s was arrested on the day of the incident, and detained at Nenagh Garda Station.He appeared at a special sitting of Nenagh District Court on Sunday 12 May, charged in relation to this incident.He was remanded on bail until 27 June, and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.Comments have been closed as an individual has been charged. Share2 Tweet Email1 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Kovacic Nows not the time to consider my future

first_imgMateo Kovacic is happy at Chelsea right now and insists that his future is not the priority for the time beingThe 24-year-old midfielder is on a season-long loan deal at Chelsea after struggling to earn regular opportunities at parent club Real Madrid.Kovacic has since enjoyed an impressive start to life at Stamford Bridge with rumours indicating that a permanent deal may come to fruition in the summer.But the Croatia international plans to remain focused on the present rather than what his future could hold.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“I wanted to be happy and at Chelsea I am,” Kovacic told Marca.“I just wanted to be happy and play matches, feel a responsibility within the team and I’ve found that at Chelsea.“This is not the time to talk about anything other than playing and enjoying. I don’t want to think about what will happen and do want to be happy doing what I like, which is to play football every week.”Kovacic has made 15 appearances for Chelsea in all competitions this season.last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly April 16 2015

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. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell Defends Federal Land Management Liz Ruskin, APRN – Washington DCInterior Secretary Sally Jewell today defended the federal government’s land management and brushed off calls from legislators in Alaska, and other states, to seize federal lands. Juneau School District Seeking Special Election For School Bonds Lisa Phu, KTOO – JuneauThe Juneau School District wants a special June election asking voters to approve a bond for school renovations before a law stopping state reimbursements for school construction takes effect. The governor still hasn’t signed the bill, but if he does, the school district has 90 days before it becomes a law to hold an election. Even if all goes smoothly and the district beats the countdown, it’s still unclear if it will get reimbursed. Oil Price Likely To Dip Again After Brief Surge Liz Ruskin, APRN – Washington DCThe price of Brent Crude hit above $63 a barrel today, the highest it’s been this year. That gives Alaskans something to cheer about. But the head of the U.S. Energy Information Administration told a Senate panel Thursday two political events on the horizon would likely bring the global price down. Emergency Regulations Strengthen Indian Child Welfare ActAlexandra Gutierrez, APRN – JuneauSince 2008, the state has been in litigation with the Native Village of Tununak over the fate of a young girl whose parental rights were terminated. The state has held that because the girl’s grandmother did not file formal adoption paperwork, she lost the preference she would have been granted under the Indian Child Welfare Act. Now, Governor Walker has rolled out emergency regulations that seek to prevent situations like this in the future. The action is a win for Native groups in the state. FBI Looks Into Bethel Incident Ben Matheson, KYUK – BethelFBI staff were in Bethel recently on a fact finding mission related to an incident in which a former Bethel police officer arrested a man in a parking lot of an AC store. Petitioners ask Governor to Stop Supporting Same-Sex Marriage Bans Anne Hillman, KSKA – AnchoraegMore than 1,200 Alaskans have signed a petition asking Governor Walker to withdraw Alaska’s support for an amicus brief defending same-sex marriage bans. Coast Guard Says Remains Of Missing Alaska Pilot Found The Associated PressSearchers have found the remains of the pilot of a plane that went missing in Alaska’s Prince William Sound. Anchorage Students Rally Against Education Funding CutAnne Hillman, KSKA – AnchorageMore than 150 high school students walked out of class this afternoon to attend an impromptu rally in downtown Anchorage. They are protesting the legislature’s proposed $47.5 million cut to education. As Deadline Looms, Gov. Walker Says Legislature Could Gavel Out On Time Alexandra Gutierrez, APRN – JuneauWith the legislature scheduled to gavel out by midnight on Sunday, Governor Bill Walker has seen very few pieces of legislation make it to his desk. APRN’s Alexandra Gutierrez sat down with Walker yesterday afternoon to get his take on how the session is progressing. Walker said he thinks it’s still possible for lawmakers to get their work done on time. Ninth Circuit Denies Big Thorne Injunction Leila Kheiry, KRBD – KetchikanThe Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has denied an emergency motion for an injunction that would have delayed the Big Thorne Timber Sale pending an appeal of a lower-court ruling. Download Audio Battle Over Medicaid Spills Onto Capital Steps Zachariah Hughes, KSKA – AnchorageGovernor Bill Walker spoke at a rally today in favor of Medicaid expansion outside the capital in Juneau. The event is another strategy from the administration to get lawmakers to bring the issue to a vote in the Legislature.last_img read more

Wikipedias Future is in India Says Jimmy Wales

first_imgJimmy Wales, co-founder of the free online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, said on Friday that future of Wikipedia is in India.Addressing a large crowd in Mumbai University during the opening day of the three-day Wiki Conference India, Wales said that he was incredibly lucky to be in India, not just because he almost didn’t make it, but also because Wikipedia was looking at great opportunities in Indian languages.Speaking about why the conference was held in India this year, Wales said that it was due to the prospect of enormous growth that Indian languages offered. However, he also mentioned that English language has nearly 3 million entries on the Wikipedia managed by around 35,000 editors, whereas Hindi has only around 50 editors.He also mentioned that the problem of keyboards and software in developing the Wikipedia in Indian languages could be addressed by the Wikimedia Foundation, the Trust that oversees the encyclopedia’s activities.Indian languages Wikipedia is at least 10 years behind English Wikipedia, but it has a great potential to grow, he added.Speaking about the prospect of Wikipedia and Wikimedia in India at the conference, Professor Krishna Kumar, who is working on Indian languages in the U.K., said that the future of Wikipedia and Wikimedia was bright. “It has done in a decade what the Alexandria library could not do in 2,000 years. Wikipedia will do a service to India where language problems have multiplied,” he added.Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha staged a protest at the venue of Wiki Conference, with the protesters claiming that the Wikipedia map of India, Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh were shown in different colors, indicating that they were not a part of India.last_img read more

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