The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has questioned the District Magistrate and Superintendent of Police of South 24 Parganas district for the delay in submitting a report to the Commission regarding the death of two persons in alleged police firing in Bhangar in January. The deaths took place during a protest demonstration against land acquisition for setting up a power grid in the area. “Please refer to this Commission’s notice…dated 7/3/2017. The requisite report has not been received by the Commission [following] reminder dated 29/4/2017. The Commission has taken a serious view of the non-recipient of the report,” the NHRC stated in its letter on August 18 to the DM of South 24 Parganas.It further instructs the DM to submit the report by September 15. The development comes after a civil rights organisation, Akranta Amra, petitioned the NHRC on January 27.Bhangar has been tense for the last couple of months after the villagers started an agitation against the setting up of a power grid. The situation turned violent late on January 17 when two persons were shot dead during a clash between the agitators and police.
A call for a seven-hour bandh given by the Congress demanding the arrest of the culprits involved in the gang rape of a minor girl here on October 10 disrupted normal life in Odisha’s Koraput district on Monday.The Maoists had also given a call for a bandh over the same issue.Till Monday, the police had not been able to identify or arrest the four persons involved in the gang rape of the Class IX girl. The victim had alleged that the four men were armed and dressed as security personnel.The Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Cell of the Odisha Congress has decided to take out a ‘padyatra’ from the spot of the gang rape at Musaguda to Koraput town. The ‘padyatra’ will start on Tuesday and culminate with a demonstration in front of the office of the Deputy Inspector General of Police in Koraput on October 18, said former Congress MP Pradeep Majhi. Mr. Majhi and Koraput MLA Krushna Sagaraia will lead the ‘padyatra’. Due to the bandh call, most shops, business establishments, schools, colleges and offices remained closed in Koraput from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vehicular traffic came to a complete standstill. Passenger buses and trucks remained off the roads. However, no untoward incident was reported during the bandh. Congress leaders like Jeypore MLA and chief whip of the party in the State Assembly Tara Prasad Bahinipati, Koraput MLA Mr. Saharia, former MP Mr. Majhi led Congress supporters and picketed in different parts of the town. Mr. Bahinipati demanded a compensation of ₹50 lakh for the victim and said the government should bear the cost of her future studies. The Congress leaders have threatened to intensify their agitation if their demands are not met. The Maoists, who have a presence in Koraput district, had also called for a Koraput bandh on Monday. They have condemned the gang rape and denied their involvement in the crime. The CRPF, the BSF and local police have already denied the involvement of their personnel in the incident.
If you apply an electric voltage across two water-filled beakers and separate them, something strange happens: The water stretches from beaker to beaker, creating a bridge that defies gravity. Water bridges were discovered 120 years ago, but no one has ever been sure why they do not collapse. One theory is that the voltage makes the water molecules line up, creating a “dielectric” tension that stops the bridge from falling. Another argues that surface tension—the tendency of a water’s surface to shrink inwards—keeps the bridge aloft. Now, researchers believe that water bridges rely on both strategies. Reza Namin at the Sharif University of Technology in Tehran and colleagues measured various parameters across the length of a water bridge, including voltage, current, and bridge diameter. Then they plugged the data into a computer simulation to calculate the forces involved. The results, to be published next month in Physical Review E, reveal that dielectric tension and surface tension each carry about half a water bridge’s weight. The results, the researchers believe, could help engineers develop electrowetting, a method of using electricity to adjust the adhesion of fluids to a screen that is expected to be used in the next generation of e-book readers.See more ScienceShots.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)
Most, like the white mischiefgirls, don’t seem to mind.Last year, Indian Premier League (IPL) parties were big, glitzy, open house affairs where film stars danced with cricketers and cheerleaders. IPL after-parties, titled IPL Nights, were broadcast on TV and the media was invited. Mehr Jessia Rampal organised fashion shows organised, top-flight players put,Most, like the white mischiefgirls, don’t seem to mind.Last year, Indian Premier League (IPL) parties were big, glitzy, open house affairs where film stars danced with cricketers and cheerleaders. IPL after-parties, titled IPL Nights, were broadcast on TV and the media was invited. Mehr Jessia Rampal organised fashion shows organised, top-flight players put in an appearance and the then IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi preened. It’s another story that last year’s dos were blamed for the poor performance of several cricketers. So much so that when Chirayu Amin took charge of the IPL after Modi’s exit, the first thing he objected to was the ‘specially ticketed event’ leading to a ban on after-parties.In IPL Season 4, the parties have been banned-not for cricketers or the sponsors, but for the media. And for cheerleaders as well, ever since Gabriella Pasqualotto, 22, blew the whistle on the seamier side of the game, describing cheerleaders as “walking porn” and certain cricketers as “naughty”. Most top Indian cricketers now take the party elsewhere, smoking and drinking discreetly behind closed doors-away from the prying eyes of the fans and fanfare. The foreign players hang around disconsolately.Take the IPL party after the Bangalore match, where Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) beat Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on May 13. It was the day after Pasquolotto had been sent off to Johannesburg, South Africa, for writing an all-too-frank blog. There were no young girls in hot pants. Cricketers Virat Kohli, Abhimanyu Mithun, Brett Lee, Jacques Kallis and Mark Boucher walked in a good three hours after the match and stuck together. Tilakaratne Dilshan and Chris Gayle didn’t dance with the girls as they did after the win on May 8.advertisementGabriella Pasqualotto has described cheerleaders asAnd it’s all thanks to “Gabby”, aka Pasquolotto, who is now fielding offers of a Bollywood movie and an Indian reality TV show. “We’re as good as grounded. Like little schoolchildren,” says a cheerleader referring to her former teammate from Mumbai Indians. In Bangalore, the girls missing from the party were the White Mischief cheerleaders, named after the vodka brand that belongs to Vijay Mallya’s United Spirits Limited. “We are in a country where we don’t know anyone. Why would we not want to go to a party and have some fun? What Gabby did was very unprofessional,” says a cheerleader for Mumbai Indians.”We do have people to look after us, but that doesn’t mean the odd sponsor won’t paw us at a party. All this ogling in public can be unsettling, but you get used to it after a bit,” says a cheerleader from Kings XI Punjab. IPL has sourced most of its cheerleaders from South Africa, thanks to their familiarity with cricket. “We all love cricket and that’s one of the reasons we were chosen,” says Denise Schoeman, 24, a White Mischief girl. Schoeman is a beauty pageant winner back home and this is her second season with IPL. Cheerleaders are reportedly paid 8,000 rand (Rs 52,000) a month.What about the ogling by the Indian spectators? “We have received so much warmth. We go shopping and buy saris, or go out for a meal, escorted of course, and I cannot tell you how much fun we have. We have absolutely no cause for complaint,” says Schoeman.Neither does Pasqualotto, who will return to India to attend the inaugural Formula 1 event in October. “My agent will talk later,” she said in an e-mail to India Today. “I cannot divulge details,” Amanda, her mother, said when asked if Pasqualotto had already landed film role. Who knows, she just might make it to the IPL Season 5 after-party as a star guest.
The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that form a cuff over the shoulder. These muscles and tendons hold the arm in its “ball and socket” joint and are involved in essentially all shoulder motions.Review Date:7/6/2011Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com 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. eco-friendlyformula onelewis hamilton First Published: November 12, 2019, 6:48 PM IST London: Formula One appear to have taken on board six-time champion Lewis Hamilton’s concerns over the environment and have announced plan to become carbon neutral by 2030.The goal to eliminate the sport carbon footprint includes not only race cars on the track but the entire F1 circus that accompanies the sport, extending to road and air transport of team employees as well as the transportation of equipment to the tracks all over the world. F1 says it will “move to ultra-efficient logistics and travel and 100% renewably powered offices, facilities and factories” and offset emissions that cannot be cut, according to the BBC.F1 are taking immediate steps in their drive to be environment-friendly by beginning carbon-reduction projects with the target of making all events “sustainable” by 2025, including eliminating single-use plastics and ensuring all waste is reused, recycled or composted.F1 cars are already engineered to be vastly more eco-friendly that street cars. Engines have a thermal efficiency rating of 50%, whereas street-car petrol engines are rated in the region of 30%, Beginning in 2021, rules will demand the petrol used in F1 has a biofuel content of at least 10%.The teams’ present engines are due to be used till 2025 but F1 are hoping they will ultimately create “the world’s first net-zero carbon hybrid internal combustion engine”.F1 says it has come up with its plan to have a net-zero carbon footprint “after 12 months of intense work with motorsport’s governing body the FIA, sustainability experts, F1 teams, promoters and partners”.CARBON NEUTRALHamilton, who has just claimed his sixth world championship, raised eyebrows with recent social media outpourings worrying about the “extinction of our race” if humans kept eating animals. The Briton switched to a plant-based diet in 2017.Hamilton said ahead of the Mexico Grand Prix last month he intended to make himself carbon-neutral by the end of this year, explaining that he is swapping his fuel-reliant road cars for electric cars.”I don’t allow anyone in my office, but also within my household, to buy any plastics,” he said.”I want everything recycle-able down to deodorant, down to toothbrush, all these kind of things.”I sold my plane over a year ago. I fly a lot less now. I try to fly less through the year and mostly fly commercial so that’s been a big change in my habits.”However, Formula One’s move may not be to the liking of Hamilton’s Red Bull rival Max Verstappen.The 22-year-old Dutch pilot said before the Mexican Grand Prix that the racing series should “not over-react or be a drama queen.””Yeah, I like fuel. Can I say that? I don’t like electric stuff. Well, I like my little electric moped at home, but not for an F1 car.”I know the environment is very important, but F1 has been around for a long time as well and I don’t think we should over-react or be drama queen about it.”Just get on with it. If you don’t like it, don’t watch it….”
Patna, May 31 (PTI) Former state BJP President Gopal Narayan Singh today filed nomination papers for biennial Rajya Sabha poll slated for June 11.Arjun Sahni and Vinod Narayan Jha of BJP also filed their nomination papers for Bihar Legislative Council polls.Biennial elections are being held to fill five Rajya Sabha and seven Legislative Council seats from Bihar.Today is the last date for filing nomination papers for both Rajya Sabha and the Council seats.Candidates submitted their nomination papers before Bihar Assembly Secretary-cum-Returning Officer Ram Shrestha Rai.Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi, BJP state president Mangal Pandey, Leader of opposition in the Assembly Prem Kumar, Nand Kishore Yadav, former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi were among those who were present at the time of filing of nomination papers by the party leaders.”Our all three canidates today filed their nomination papers and we are quite confident of our win as the party has put up its candidates on the basis of its strength in the Assembly,” Pandey told PTI after filing of the nominations.Yesterday, Grand Secular Alliances four Rajya Sabha and five Legislative Council candidates had filed their papers.Senior leader Sharad Yadav, R C P Singh (JDU), Ram Jethmalani and Misa Bharti (RJD) are Alliances Rajya Sabha candidates while its Council candidates are Gulam Rasool Baliyavi, C P Sinha (JD-U), S M Qamar Alam, Ranvijay Singh (RJD) and Tanveer Akhtar (Congress). MORE PTI AR SNS MM DIP
New Delhi, Sep 26 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked the research community to come up with a scientific solution to increase crop yield keeping in mind the shrinking land and water resources and stressed the need for bringing in “right” stakeholders so that the benefit of technology can reach the common man.”I have always said per drop more crop. We must also think about an inch of land and a bunch of crops,” the Prime Minister said at CSIRs Platinum Jubilee event here.He asked the scientists to work on increasing the production of vegetables to not only address domestic needs, but also for exports.He also emphasised on pursuing the goal of “time-bound delivery” to meet the needs of consumers.”Now that we are in the 75th year…We take forward the single point agenda of time bound delivery,” Modi, who is also the President of CSIR, said.He exhorted scientists to undertake “innovative research” especially in areas of health care, agriculture, water resources, waste management and the cleaning of the Ganga.Emphasising the need to have ease of doing Technology Business, he asked CSIR to “bring in right stakeholders so that the benefit of technology can reach the common man”.”A technology is considered successful if it benefits the common man. At times we invent something, but the common man is unaware of it. Can it be modified by as per the needs of the common man?” the PM asked.He asked CSIR to explore new areas like sports research and manufacturing mobile batteries with longer life.advertisementThe Prime Minister also underlined the need for creating a value chain between research institute, industry, NGOs, service providers and consumers.He proposed for channelising research funds in a “more effective way” and asked the Ministry to create a website on which all research grants and the work undertaken by scientists in different laboratories could be listed.This will, he said, ensure that there is no duplicity in research, which can save both time and money.Modi said the government intends to double the farmers income by 2022 for which he asked the scientists to develop some new varieties of crops.”If you can develop varieties of dal, then it can be used in rain-fed areas and give a boost to production. It will also help to address the shortage of proteins in the body,” he said.The Prime Minister said the 21st century is a technology driven century and “it is important to connect science with the common citizens in this century,” he said.Founded in 1942, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is an arm of the Ministry of Science and Technology with 38 state of art institutes conducting researches in varied subjects ranging form aerospace to agriculture. (More) PTI PR ARU GVS DV GVS
Manchester City Yaya Toure blasts ‘rubbish’ Carabao Cup ball: ‘It’s worse than the Jabulani!’ Sam Lee Last updated 2 years ago 19:00 10/25/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Manchester City League Cup Premier League Guardiola Yaya Touré The Manchester City midfielder has echoed the sentiments of his manager Pep Guardiola by saying the Mitre ball used in the EFL Cup is ‘rubbish’ Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has laid into the official ball used in the Carabao Cup, branding it “rubbish” and worse than the infamous Jabulani.City boss Pep Guardiola complained that the ball, manufactured by Mitre, was “unacceptable” and “too light” after his side overcame Championship leaders Wolves on Tuesday night.City 9/4 favs to win Carabao Cup Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Guardiola’s annoyance was clear but Toure went one step further with his criticism, insisting everything about the ball is rubbish.“I don’t like it, to be honest,” the former Ivory Coast international told reporters. “They can do better than that. It’s too light. “Even in my country they can’t use those kind of balls. I think they have to be better than that because the ball was too soft. It’s rubbish, but that’s fine.”Asked what was wrong with it specifically, he replied: “It’s everything. Shooting – the ball is very light, when you touch it, it’s floating, it’s rubbish. And in this weather it’s difficult.”Toure also says the Carabao Cup ball is worse than the Adidas Jabulani, the official ball of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa which was the subject of global scrutiny for being too light and bouncing too high.The midfielder was part of the Ivory Coast squad for the tournament in 2010 and, having played with both balls, he says Mitre’s effort is worse.“The World Cup one was better than this one,” he added. “A lot of players were complaining. The FA can try to do something because we just want to enjoy it. It’s difficult to play with these kind of balls but we try to find a way.”
COLLEGE PARK, MD – NOVEMBER 03: A general view of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and Maryland Terrapins game at Byrd Stadium on November 3, 2012 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)Maryland’s football program has been struggling with its crowd all season, as the Terrapins rarely have a packed house in College Park, Md.With everything that the program has gone through this week, many were hoping that it would change today.Maryland is hosting Michigan State at Byrd Stadium in College Park, Md.Unfortunately, it’s looking like a late-arriving crowd at best.It’s apparently going to be a late-arriving crowd for Michigan State at Maryland. pic.twitter.com/gADdQeiOiU— Mike Prisuta (@DVEMike) November 3, 2018Plenty of good seats available with 8 mins before kickoff at Maryland. pic.twitter.com/8LE8elPDvp— Chris Solari (@chrissolari) November 3, 2018This is really disappointing. Maryland has played well this season and the Terps could use some serious support today.Kickoff is set for noon E.T.The game will be on ESPN2.
Norwegian Encore, Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, has completed another major construction milestone when it departed the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, and sailed down the Ems River towards the North Sea.On September 30, 2019, the 169,300 GT Norwegian Encore, the fourth ship in the company’s Breakaway Plus class, began its conveyance to Eemshaven, Netherlands.Featuring a length of 333.46 meters and a width of 41.4 meters, the ship has a passenger capacity of 3,998.Following the completion of technical and nautical sea trials in the North Sea, the newbuild is scheduled to be delivered to the cruise line in Bremerhaven on October 30, 2019.It will be christened in Miami on November 21, 2019, and will commence seven-day voyages to the Caribbean three days later.As informed, Norwegian Encore will be the first ship in Norwegian Cruise Line’s fleet to be plastic bottle free when it debuts. By January 1, 2020, Norwegian Cruise Line plans to eliminate plastic bottles across its entire fleet comprising 16 ships.Watch the cruise vessel’s river conveyance in the short video below:Image & Video Courtesy: NCL
NEW WORK Local Area Office: 902-755-7146 Fax: 902-755-7049 Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 Fax: 902-527-5371 CONTINUING WORK ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Ohio Cross Iron Bridge The Ohio Cross Iron Bridge on the Ohio West Road over the Ohio River is closed for replacement until Friday, Dec. 15. A detour is available on Ohio Cross Road. INVERNESS COUNTY: Cabot Trail, Point Cross Bridge Traffic on the Point Cross Bridge on the Cabot Trail in Cheticamp is reduced to one lane until Friday, Nov. 10 to allow for bridge repairs. Traffic signals are in place at the bridge. Maximum load width limit on the bridge during repairs is 4.6 metres (15 feet). ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Antigonish-Guysborough Road The Antigonish-Guysborough Road, southerly for 3.75 kilometres from the intersection with Route 316, will be reduced to one lane until Friday, Nov. 10, for paving. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-863-3420 Fax: 902-863-7365 KINGS COUNTY: Victoria Road, Secondary Road 221 Road improvement work will take place on Victoria Road north of Aylesford, from the Highway 101 overpass north for two kilometres to the intersection of Secondary Road 221, and then east on Secondary Road 221 for one kilometre, until Friday, Nov. 14. Work will take place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in sections where work is taking place. Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 Local Area Office: 902-295-2700 Fax: 902-295-2617 Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: St. Margaret’s Bay Village Ashford Close, Fox Hollow Drive, Ashbury Court, Fox Point Drive, Fox Ridge Court, and Magnolia Court in St. Margaret’s Bay Village will have intermittent one-lane closures for paving until Tuesday, Nov. 14. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons, signs, cones, and barrels. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Some weekend work may be involved. Local Area Office: 902-794-5120 Fax: 902-794-5141 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 7 Trunk 7 from Musquodoboit Harbour to Gaetz Brook will be intermittently reduced to one lane for road work until Friday, Nov. 10. Alternate route via Musquodoboit Harbour to Porters Lake via Highway 107. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and may include Saturdays. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Lilyvale Bridge Lilyvale Bridge on Lilyvale Road is closed for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of signs. Detours are available on Camden Road and Riversdale Road. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Robie Street Robie Street, Truro, will be reduced to two lanes for paving and construction of curbs and sidewalks until Friday, Nov. 10. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Molasses Harbour Bridge Molasses Harbour Bridge on Route 316 in Port Felix is reduced to one lane via a detour bridge until Thursday, Nov. 30. Traffic will be controlled by temporary traffic signals or traffic control persons. KINGS COUNTY: West Brooklyn Road West Brooklyn Road over Highway 101 will be closed until Saturday, March 31, 2007. This is to allow for the removal and replacement of the overpass. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Route 236 Route 236, from the 102 overpass at Robie Street to Old Mill Road, will be reduced to one lane until Friday, Nov. 24, so workers can install culverts and pave. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. RICHMOND COUNTY: West Bay Road West Bay Road from about 6.4 kilometres east of the Black River Road, easterly to Pringle Brook Bridge will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Tuesday, Nov. 7. Traffic control consists of a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Trunk 2 Trunk 2 from Portapique River to Little Bass River will have intermittent one-lane closures until Friday, Nov. 10, for paving. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 103 Motorists on Highway 103 between Exit 4 and Exit 5 should drive with extra caution as traffic will be diverted between old and new highway sections while this section is being twinned. Motorists are advised to follow traffic control measures in place and obey the 80 km/h speed limit. Two-way traffic is still in place on most sections. The work is expected to be completed by Friday, Nov. 10. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 333 Route 333, between Paddy’s Head and West Dover, will be reduced to one lane until Tuesday, Nov. 7, for paving. Traffic control consists of signs. Traffic will be stop and go. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 Local Area Office: 902-827-5388 Fax: 902-827-5190 Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Wyse Road Bridge Wyse Road Bridge in Middle Musquodoboit will be closed to truck traffic while the bridge is being repaired. Trucks will detour via Route 356 and Route 213 until further notice. Traffic control consists of signs. PICTOU COUNTY: Durham Bridge Durham Bridge, on Green Hill Road and Route 376, will be closed for replacement until Saturday, Nov. 25. Motorists are advised to follow detour signs. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Scott’s Branch Bridge Scott’s Branch Bridge on Route 333 will have a lane narrowed to 3.3 metres until Friday, Nov. 10, for bridge rehabilitation, and deck and guardrail replacement. Traffic control consists of a lighting system. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-860-5614 Fax: 902-860-5616 Local Area Office: 902-424-4409 Fax: 902-424-0568 Local Area Office: 902-794-5120 Fax: 902-794-5141 Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 4 Lane closures will be required on Trunk 4 between Victoria Junction and Gardiner Road to allow for repaving. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. until Thursday, Nov. 30. This is a four-lane section, so one lane will always be open in each direction. Drivers should reduce speed and drive with extra caution in the construction zone. Local Area Office: 902-543-8169 Fax: 902-543-0686 PICTOU COUNTY: West River East Side Road The West River East Side Road near Salt Springs is reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of traffic signals. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Sperry Bridge No. 2 Sperry Bridge No. 2 on Petite Riviere Road is closed until further notice. Detours are posted. Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 Local Area Office: 902-893-5784 Fax: 902-896-2259 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 103 Highway 103 at Exit 5 will be under construction for gravelling and paving until Friday, Nov. 10. A reduced speed limit of 80 km/h is posted for the duration of the project. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4 will be reduced to one lane beginning at the church in East Bay for 3.5 kilometres west, to allow for repaving. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. until Friday, Nov. 10, and traffic will be directed by traffic control persons and signs. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 7 Trunk 7 from Mineville Road/Bell Street, Lake Echo to Highway 107 intersection (Exit 17), East Preston will be intermittently reduced to one lane for road work until Friday, Nov. 10. Alternate route via Lake Echo to Dartmouth via Highway 107. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and may include Saturday. KINGS COUNTY: Black Rock Road Black Rock Road from Trunk 1 to Route 221 will be reduced to one lane for patching and repaving until Friday, Nov. 10. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to a half-hour after sunset. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 Fax: 902-825-3593 PICTOU COUNTY: Big Gut Bridge Big Gut Bridge, on Route 348 near Pictou Landing, is now opened to motorists. A temporary bridge will accommodate one-lane traffic and will be controlled by traffic signals. The bridge has a width restriction of 4.2 metres. Motorists should proceed with caution. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 7 Trunk 7 from Highway 107 access road, Porters Lake East to Parker Lane in West Porters Lake will be intermittently reduced to one lane for road work until Friday, Nov. 10. Alternate route via Porters Lake to Lake Echo via Highway 107. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and may include Saturday. PICTOU COUNTY: Trunk 4 Sections of Trunk 4 will be reduced to one lane from the intersection of Fraser Mountain Road, to the intersection of Highway 104 at Exit 27A until Friday, Nov. 10, to allow for repaving. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Traffic will be controlled by traffic control persons. Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 Fax: 902-825-3593 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 Area: 902-542-6342 Local Area Office: 902-755-7060 Fax: 902-755-7049 Local Area Office: 902-421-0224 Fax: 902-543-5593 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Three Brooks Subdivision Three Brooks Drive and White Sands Court in Three Brooks subdivision will have intermittent one-lane closures for paving until Tuesday, Nov. 14. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons, signs, cones, and barrels. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Some weekend work may be involved. Local Area Office: 902-679-4308 Fax: 902-679-6124 HANTS COUNTY: Georgefield Road Georgefield Road, from Shubenacadie Road northerly to the landfill site, a total of 5.5 kilometres, will have occasional one-lane closures for patching and repaving until Friday, Nov. 10. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons, signs, cones and barrels. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Some weekend work may be involved. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 KINGS COUNTY: Bridge Street Bridge Bridge Street Bridge on Bridge Street will be reduced to one lane for bridge and sidewalk repairs until Tuesday, Nov. 21. There is a heavy truck traffic detour at Trunk 1 to Route 201 in Kings County and Trunk 1 to Route 201 in Annapolis County. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Chester The intersection of Trunk 3 and Duke Street in Chester will periodically be reduced to one lane for installation of new sidewalks and curbs until Wednesday, Nov. 15. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 Local Area Office: 902-827-5388 Fax: 902-827-5190 RICHMOND COUNTY: Route 320 Route 320 from Arichat about five kilometres towards d’Escousse will be to reduced to one lane until Wednesday, Nov. 15, for repaving. Traffic control consists of a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-295-2700 Fax: 902-295-2617 INVERNESS COUNTY: Trunk 19 Trunk 19 from Port Hastings rotary northerly for five kilometres will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Thursday, Nov. 30. Traffic control will consists of a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 PICTOU COUNTY: Route 245 Route 245 will be reduced to one lane, starting at the intersection of Browns Mill Road and continuing northeasterly for 5.8 kilometres until Friday, Nov. 10, to allow for repaving. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Traffic will be controlled by traffic control persons. KINGS COUNTY: Old Baxters Mill Bridge Weight Restrictions The Old Baxters Mill Bridge near Baxters Harbour is open to one lane of traffic. Vehicles weighing more than 5,000 kilograms are restricted from using the bridge. PICTOU COUNTY: Woodburn Road Woodburn Road, from Trunk 4 at Pine Tree to Route 289, Little Harbour Road, will be reduced one lane until Friday, Nov. 17, for patching and repaving. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. PICTOU COUNTY: Thorburn Road Overpass Structure The Thorburn Road overpass at Exit 26 on Highway 104 will occasionally have a reduced speed limit due to shoulder work until Friday, Dec. 15. Drivers are asked to reduce speed and watch for construction equipment and personnel when passing through the area. Motorists using Route 347 are asked to take an alternate route. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-752-7907 902-752-7908 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 LUNENBURG COUNTY: Varner No. 2 Bridge Varner No. 2 Bridge on Route 208 in New Germany, will be closed to all traffic until Wednesday, Nov. 30, for replacement of deck and steel truss repair. A detour is available via Zwicker Mill Road, Trunk 10, Lower Branch Road and School Street. RICHMOND COUNTY: Black River Bridge Black River Bridge in Dundee will be reduced to one lane until Monday, Dec. 25, for repairs. Traffic control consists of traffic signals 24 hours per day. Local Area Office: 902-424-4545 Fax: 902-424-7116 Local Area Office: 902-827-5388 Fax: 902-827-5190 PICTOU COUNTY: West Branch Road West Branch Road will be closed for culvert replacement until Wednesday, Nov. 15. A detour will be available via Old Pictou Road, Gunn No. 4 Road and Black River Road. VICTORIA COUNTY: Highway 105 Highway 105 at Exit 9 will be closed for repairs to the overpass until Friday, Nov. 24. Detour on Exit 9 east and west. Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 Fax: 902-825-3593 -30-
Patna/Muzaffarpur: Four police personnel were suspended and a poll official was issued show cause notice in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district on Tuesday for keeping six EVMs inside a hotel room while voting was on for the fifth phase, a top official said.The district authorities were, however, quick to assert that none of the EVMs was used or their seals broken. The matter came to light when several local leaders of the opposition ‘Mahagathbandhan’ noticed that poll-related paraphernalia was being taken inside a hotel by Sector Magistrate Awadhesh Kumar and raised an alarm. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange frameworkSector Magistrate Awadhesh Kumar has been served with a show cause notice and based on his reply, which has to come within 24 hours, further action will be taken,” Bihar Joint Chief Electoral Officer Pravin Kumar Gupta told a press conference in Patna. “The four police personnel, a sub-inspector and three constables who accompanied him have been suspended, he added. Muzaffarpur district magistrate and district election officer, Alok Ranjan Ghosh dismissed allegations of suspected misuse of the EVMs. “None of the EVMs was used for voting and all were sealed. These were kept in reserve meant for replacement in case of a snag being reported from anywhere, he said.
SANAA – A senior operative from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula movement conceded Sunday that movement fighters had committed mistakes during an early December attack on Yemeni Defense Ministry headquarters that left 52 civilians and military personnel dead and more than 167 others injured.“We did not aim to target civilians at the Defense Ministry complex hospital,” Qassem al-Rimi said. “We shoulder full responsibility for the problems that happened and we are ready to pay compensation for this,” he added in a video on the website of the movement.The December 5 violence erupted after roughly 70 militants stormed the Defense Ministry building and fought with army soldiers inside the ministry. Many of the fatalities involved doctors and medics working in the ministry’s hospital in the compound. Al-Rimi asserted his movement had not instructed its militants to target doctors in the ministry’s hospital.“This attack does not express the ideas of the movement,” al-Rimi said in the video.He said movement leaders had told the attackers to avoid attacking prayer houses and the hospital inside the ministry’s complex, but one of the attackers did not mind this piece of information.“Attacking hospitals had never been an al-Qaeda tactic,” al-Rimi said. “There are many Defense Ministry hospitals in the country, but we never attacked them, although none of them is well guarded,” he added.He said the attack had primarily targeted the Defense Ministry command, which according to him, had turned into an operations room for US drone attacks against Yemenis.
Toronto Police say they’ve located a missing 6-year-old girl.According to police, the girl was put to bed by a guardian around 1 a.m. Tuesday.She was reported missing at around 7:30 a.m., when that guardian woke up and was unable to find her.Police focused their search around the Scarborough apartment building where she was last seen, near Midland Ave. and Eglinton Ave. East.According to police, the girl was located in North York around 12:30 p.m.It’s not clear how she got so far.
“The Secretary-General has written to President Obama, and has spoken to the Presidents of Haiti and the Dominican Republic and Mayor Bloomberg of New York City, to express his solidarity at this time of crisis and to pledge the assistance of the United Nations, if requested, in the recovery effort,” the spokesperson said in a note to the media. “He also intends to speak with other Caribbean leaders and with the Governors of New York and New Jersey,” the spokesperson added. “The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has mobilized to provide maximum possible assistance.”Described in some media reports as a “once in a generation” storm, Hurricane Sandy has reportedly killed more than 120 people, and caused billions of dollars in damage, in addition to crippling New York City.Earlier today, an OCHA official said that over a million people in Haiti are facing food insecurity as a result of the hurricane, which ploughed through the Caribbean nation before wreaking havoc along the east coast of the United States earlier this week.Hurricane Sandy’s arrival, and its effects, in New York City, where the United Nations is headquartered, led to the world body’s offices being closed for an unprecedented three days straight, with most meetings cancelled, before re-opening today.The UN complex also sustained damage due to high wind and flooding, which affected communications and other infrastructure. “Despite disruptions, all essential operations went ahead, including a meeting of the Security Council, and contacts with peacekeeping and other missions around the world were maintained without interruption,” the spokesperson noted, adding that UN Headquarters is expected to be back at full capacity “shortly.”“The Secretary-General notes that when the host country is hit by a natural disaster, the UN family suffers as well. Like our neighbours in the metropolitan area, UN staff members have been affected in various ways by the storm,” the spokesperson stated. He further highlighted the Secretary-General’s thanks to UN staff for pressing ahead with their work even as they tend to their families’ needs, and the UN chief’s encouragement of staff to contribute to relief efforts by volunteering or making financial donations.“At this time of crisis, the Secretary-General’s thoughts and prayers are with all those in need. He pledges the full support of the United Nations in rebuilding today, strengthening global disaster risk reduction, and preparing the world for a safer tomorrow,” the spokesperson said.
Two days after saying he would play in the London Olympics despite a serious eye injury, San Antonio Spurs star guard Tony Parker recants that prediction and says not playing is very much a possibility.Parker was caught in the middle of the now-infamous fight involving singer Chris Brown and members of hip-hop star Drake’s entourage.Parker’s cornea was scratched in the fight, and he had surgery to remove a shard that had ”penetrated 99 percent” of his left eye.”I almost lost my eye,” Parker said in an interview posted on his website Sunday.He did not join the rest of France’s team Wednesday and will see a specialist in New York when he is cleared to take long-haul flights after July 5.”I’m seeing a specialist in New York with the hope of being given the all clear to play in the Olympic Games,” Parker said. ”Spurs are very worried.”Anything can happen, including me being out of the Olympics. The decision doesn’t belong to me anymore. It’s in the hands of the doctor and San Antonio.”Parker said he has been having hallucinations and been unable to leave his hotel room for eight days because of the risk of infection. He also has to apply five different products into his eye every two hours.”Fear sets in,” Parker said of being told he would have to undergo surgery. ”An eye is so fragile. … I couldn’t believe it. But that’s life. I was in the wrong place at the wrong time.”I didn’t have luck, but I came out well from my misfortune. It could have been worse. The rest of my career is not in question. I just have to wait for the injury to heal itself.”Chris Brown, his girlfriend and his bodyguard were among eight injured during the fight inside the W.i.P club in SoHo on June 15. Police say members of Drake’s entourage stopped Brown as he was leaving. The fight escalated and bottles were thrown.Parker is suing the New York City club for $20 million.
Marie Stopesclinics have suspended surgical abortions using anaesthetic or sedation for under-age girls and vulnerable women after following an unannounced inspection by Care Quality Commission inspectors who found patients could be at risk.The CQC said that the 250 women a week who were booked in for terminations would be sent elsewhere to ‘make sure they were protected from potential harm’.It follows an unannounced inspection at Marie Stopes International’s corporate headquarters in England last month and its call centre last Friday. Professor Edward Baker, Deputy Chief Inspector of Hospitals at the Care Quality Commission, said: “Given the nature of the concerns we identified on our inspections, it is right that Marie Stopes International has suspended a number of its services.“At all times, our priority is to ensure that patients get safe, high-quality and compassionate care. We believe that the action taken is appropriate to address our concerns.“We will continue to monitor these services very closely and we will not hesitate to take further action, if needed.“We will report fully and publicly on our inspection findings as soon as our regulatory process has concluded and we are able to do so.”The CQC has been inspecting all independent providers of stand-alone termination of pregnancy services as part of a wider inspection programme of independent healthcare services in England.Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS England’s National Medical Director, said: “This will be an anxious time for those women affected and we are taking immediate action to ensure everybody involved has access to the appropriate confidential advice and services.“The restrictions from Marie Stopes International will take effect immediately. Patients who have been booked in already for procedures that have now been restricted are being contacted so they receive their care at an alternative provider. “CQC will report on its findings fully once it publishes its inspection reports of the services provided by Marie Stopes International and its corporate headquarters in the autumn.”The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) has been asked by NHS England to treat patients requesting any surgical procedures to be done under conscious sedation or general anaesthesia, anyone under 18 years of age or with other safeguarding concerns and women booked into their Norwich clinic.BPAS Chief Ann Furedi said: “BPAS is working with NHS England and the Care Quality Commission, at their request, to ensure that the impact of this situation on women seeking abortion is minimal. “Our staff and clinics are doing everything possible to prevent delays in treatment at this time. We are maximising our capacity and working hard so no woman is unable to get an abortion if she needs one. Women need not worry – if you are pregnant and need high quality abortion care you will be able to access services.”Simon Cooke, Chief Executive, Marie Stopes International, said: “Marie Stopes UK has agreed with the CQC to voluntarily suspend some of its termination of pregnancy services. This is to allow Marie Stopes UK to resolve areas of concern in its training and governance procedures. We are working urgently with the CQC on these areas and intend to regain full assurance within a few days.“Alongside this, our immediate priority is to make sure that women booked into one of our affected services are rebooked swiftly into alternative local services and we are working closely with NHS England to ensure that this happens.”We’d like to reassure people that our other services remain unaffected. Each year 70,000 women are treated within our centres, and our clinical outcomes continue to outperform the national average.” Bruce Keogh said Marie Stopes International would not be allowed to open new clinics until the concerns had been dealt with The CQC said it could not be sure that staff had adequate levels of training and competence to administer sedatives and general anaesthetic. It also said it had immediate concerns about issues of consent.Marie Stopes International said it had immediately suspended abortions for under 18s and vulnerable groups of women, as well as anyone undergoing a general anaesthetic or conscious sedation. All surgical terminations have been suspended in its Norwich Centre.The Government has also informed Marie Stopes International that Ministers will not give approval for further clinics to offer termination services until the CQC are satisfied that their concerns have been fully addressed. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Given the nature of the concerns we identified on our inspections, it is right that Marie Stopes International has suspended a number of its servicesProfessor Edward Baker, CQC
DCD-Dorbyl Heavy Engineering of Vereeniging in South Africa, a specialist manufacturer of engineered products for tailor-made application in the materials-handling, metallurgical and petrochemical industries, has received an order from Metso Australia for a 32 x 20 ft SAG and two 22 x 40 ft ball mill shells.The mills are destined for Xstrata’s Mount Isa mine in Queensland, Australia, and form part of a €20-million order to supply grinding, crushing and screening equipment. Both the SAG mill and ball mills will have a dual drive (2 x 5,750 kW), while the order also includes a cone crusher and a discharge vibrating screen, complemented by installation services and spare parts.The equipment is intended as part of the Zinc-Lead Concentrator Revamp Project. This will boost mineral ore throughput and increase the reliability of the grinding circuit.
Master Drilling Group today released its Annual Results for the year ended 31 December 2017. Revenue increased 2.8% to $121.4 million and operating profit decreased marginally to $24.8 million. This was a positive result given that one of the Group’s machine categories, the XX-large machines category, was utilised only 40%. Cost of sales increased in line with the increase in revenue bringing about a flat gross profit percentage in US$ terms.Commenting on the results, Danie Pretorius, CEO of Master Drilling, said “Despite 2017 having been a challenging year with various political changes across the world and a tough local macroeconomic environment, we delivered stable operational results in 2017 with the continued focus on working capital bearing fruit in the form of satisfactory cash generation.“The uptick in the global economy and commodity cycle is expected to have a positive impact on our business going forward. Our pipeline is strong and we are excited about our entry into India and Australia, further diversifying our geographical exposure. The recent acquisition of Bergteamet Raiseboring Europe provides a launchpad for further expansion in Europe. There are many synergies between the two companies and this business complements our focus on providing innovative tailored technology solutions to our clients.“New management strategies and actions implemented in some challenging regions have turned most of our underperforming businesses around. As a result, we expect an improvement in most global regions where we do business during the next reporting period. We will continue to balance investments in technology and people that support growth with the need to drive efficiencies and productivity ratios across the group. This approach coupled with our diversification strategy across regions, commodities, currencies and industries will see our revenue and margins stabilise further,” added PretoriusWhilst escalating cost pressures in the mining sector continue to be a challenge, Master Drilling remains well positioned to expand its service and product offering strategically into other industries as well as additional geographies because of continuous technological innovation.“We are particularly proud of the launch of our Mobile Tunnel Borer in February 2018. This disruptive technology allows continuous mining and requires no blasting, significantly enhancing mining efficiencies. Because it is as advantageous at the capital stage of mining projects, with quicker deployment and access to the ore body, as it is at the production stage through substantial productivity increase when opening reserves or increasing a mine’s underground primary and secondary infrastructure, we believe this will open the doors to more opportunities in future.” said Pretorius.