NPCC Director Eng under CBI scanner in Rs 25L bribery case

first_imgNew Delhi: The Director (Engineering) of the National Projects Construction Corporation has come under the CBI’s scanner in a Rs 25 lakh bribery case, where the probe agency had recently arrested seven people, including two NPCC officials, officials here said.Manohar Kumar’s role in the case while he was the Chairman and Managing Director in-charge of the NPCC between 2018 and April 2019 is being probed, they said. The Central Bureau of Investigation recently raided Kumar’s premises, including his NPCC office in Gurugram in connection with the case. Agency sleuths conducted searches at Uttam Nagar in Delhi and Ashok Vihar Extension in Gurugram. Retired NPCC official, Mahesh Kumar Kaushik’s premises were also searched by the probe agency. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The central agency had earlier this month arrested seven people in the case, including Ramesh Kotwal, NPCC Zonal Manager in Silchar and Latiful Pasha, Manager (Engineering) for demanding and accepting bribes to process bills of a civil construction project of building Border Out-Posts for the Border Security Force worth around Rs 60 crore. Officials said that searches from Kumar’s offices in Gurugram led to the recovery of several incriminating documents, including paperwork “connecting him to Kotwal”. At Kumar’s residence, agency sleuths found documents related to seven immovable properties worth more than Rs 15 crore in his and his family members’ names, several incriminating documents about illegal gratification, 3.4 kg of gold and diamond jewellery, and details of bank accounts under his and his family members’ names, with more than Rs 25 lakh. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe CBI also found property documents of eight immovable assets worth crores from the raids at Kaushik’s residence in Gurugram. Officials added that entries worth crores were also found in books of accounts of Kaushik’s family members in addition to details of at least 16 bank accounts held by him and his family members. The probe agency’s FIR alleges that Kotwal had initially demanded a bribe of Rs 40 lakh to process bills of construction work undertaken by one Gautam Construction Company. CBI sleuths had arrested the seven accused in a trap, including the director of the construction company, after the money exchanged hands at a Safdarjung hotel here.last_img read more

King Mohammed VI Morocco Has Lost One of Its Best Footballers

Rabat – King Mohammed VI has sent a message of condolence to the family of loved footballer Abdelmajid Dolmy, who died on Thursday aged 64. In the message reported by MAP, the King said he had learned of the sad news with deep emotion and great sorrow.“In these sad circumstances, we express to you and your family, and to all friends and admirers of the deceased, and to all the national sporting family, heartfelt condolences and the sincerest sentiments of compassion, imploring the Highest to give you patience and reassurance.” The King added that because of Dolmy’s death, “Morocco has lost one of its best footballers, known for his great performances that spanned over 20 years, whether in Casablanca club Raja, or of the golden generation of the national team in the 70s and 80s of the last century.”“The deceased was an example of a great sportsperson, thanks to his talent and his technical qualities that accorded him the nickname Maestro, as well as his commitment, calmness, sporting nature and great fighting spirit.”The King ended his message on a positive note, honoring Dolmy’s qualities: humility, wisdom, and a command of respect from sports lovers and all Moroccans who followed his football career, which was characterised by titles and performances.“While we share your grief in this sad and unstoppable event, we express to you all our goodwill and high solitude.”Born in 1953, Dolmy began his football career in 1971 and played for two Casablanca teams, CLAS and Raja.In 1986, Dolmy was part of the Moroccan team that qualified to the second round of the World Cup, making it the first African or Arab nation to do so. In 2006, the African Football Confederation chose Dolmy as one of the continent’s top 200 players for the past 50 years. read more

Ban outlines steps to boost strategic UNAfrican Union peacekeeping partnership

“I am fully committed to supporting the African Union as it fulfils its potential as a partner of the United Nations in pursuit of peace in Africa,” he wrote in a new report to the Security Council, affirming his intent to strengthen the “strategic” partnership between the two bodies in the area of peace and security. The report includes a detailed assessment of the recommendations of the AU-UN panel set up to consider support to AU peacekeeping operations which issued its own report last December.The panel recommended, among others, that the UN and the AU take concrete steps to strengthen their mutual relationship and develop a more effective partnership when addressing issues on the joint agenda.It also suggested the use of UN-assessed funding for AU-led and UN-authorized peacekeeping operations on a case-by-case basis, for up to six months, to be provided mainly in kind and only when there is an intention to transition the mission to a UN peacekeeping operation.Mr. Ban noted in his report that the AU and its subregional organizations have been able to “deploy quickly, with limited resources and as a first response, when challenging circumstances have required a robust intervention.”In addition to obtaining predictable and sustained financial resources for its operations, the major challenge for the AU, said the Secretary-General, is the lack of sufficient institutional capacity in key management, support and strategic planning functions. He added that the UN is currently working with the AU Commission on a number of initiatives to build the necessary capacity.The UN will also undertake a number of initiatives to help the AU address some of its deficiencies in the areas of finance, logistics, human resources and procurement. These include embedding several AU human resources personnel at UN Headquarters to observe the UN system at work, as well as creating senior capacity within the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) to act as a conduit between the Department of Field Support and the AU to share best practices. The UN could also provide a ‘standby arrangement’ to assist the AU to deploy a mission consisting of a small team of experienced UN personnel in critical ‘start-up’ functions, such as planning, financial management and procurement, Mr. Ban said. He also underlined that many of the challenges that apply to the immediate peacekeeping demands of the AU will remain relevant in operationalizing the African Standby Force. “While the African Standby Force has the potential to make a major contribution to peace and security in Africa, it will require long-term financial, material and logistics commitment from partners and increasingly from the member States of the African Union,” stated Mr. Ban.He emphasized the requirement for the provision of sustainable and predictable resources to ensure success of AU peacekeeping operations authorized by the UN, while adding that, ultimately, it will be the responsibility of AU member States to provide the necessary resources.He added that when peacekeeping is determined the best course of action to address a conflict in Africa, it is essential that the two bodies work together to build consensus and support for the operation and to align mandates with objectives and available resources. 28 September 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has outlined steps to boost the African Union’s capacity to successfully carry out United Nations-authorized peacekeeping operations, including helping the regional body in the areas of finance, logistics and human resources. read more

MR calls for fight against terror

In a message to US President Barack Obama, President Rajapaksa  condemned the Boston bomb attack and conveyed his condolences over loss of lives. President Mahinda Rajapaksa has called on all the countries to get together to eliminate the scourge of terrorism, the government information department said.His message followed the Boston bombings which killed 3 people and injured over 150 others. Two bombs exploded about 10 seconds and 100 yards apart on Monday in Boston’s Copley Square, near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Three people were killed, including an 8-year-old boy. The explosions occurred four hours into the race and two hours after the winners had crossed the finish line, but thousands of runners were still on the course. (Colombo Gazette)

After weekend chaos UN assists refugees at former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

In a press release, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said the situation was “noticeably calmer and more orderly” on Sunday and Monday, as almost 2,000 individuals crossed from Greece into former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, fleeing the war in Syria. The majority of people – including many young families with small children – said they had passed through Turkey and travelled by boat to Greece.According to UNHCR, More than 10,000 people had reached Serbia since Saturday night after crossing from Greece to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and take a train or bus at the town of Gevgelija.In Serbia, UNHCR has been supporting the authorities and non-governmental organizations in receiving and assisting new arrivals at the Presevo transit centre, in the south. The agency has released limited food stocks for distribution and, in response to a Serbian government appeal, is looking at ways to bring in more supplies, including sleeping mats, blankets, tents and accommodation halls.Meanwhile, there was no noticeable increase of refugees or migrants apprehended by the police while entering Hungry over the weekend. Many refugees who had arrived in Hungary – which has, this year, received more than 120,000 asylum applications – wished to reach family in other parts of Europe.Border authorities in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia have been struggling to cope with the large numbers of people trying to enter, and on Friday and Saturday temporarily sealed the border. UNHCR has, at the same time, received assurances from the Government that the border will be open to refugees fleeing conflict in their countries of origin.In this connection, UNHCR stressed that the authorities urgently needed to boost their border presence and capacity for a more orderly and protection-sensitive flow. The agency added that it stood ready to help establish sufficient reception capacity as well as organized registration and identification.UNHCR also reiterated its appeal to the Greek authorities to provide urgent assistance to those stranded on the Greek side of the border, enhance registration and reception arrangements, and help move the refugees and migrants to reception facilities deeper inside Greece.“Most of those arriving at the border have suffered immensely before even reaching Greece and need understanding, protection and assistance,” UNHCR emphasized.UNHCR staff have been at the border since the start, monitoring the situation and helping the vulnerable. Most recently, the UN agency and its partners have delivered food, water, sanitary items as well as plastic sheeting and blankets to those in need on the Greek side of the border. Volunteers have also helped with the distributions.UNHCR has worked in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia with the local Red Cross to reunite families separated during the confusion while crossing the border on Friday and Saturday. In addition, UNHCR has been working closely with groups of volunteers to dispense food, water and blankets.At the Gevgelija railway station, UNHCR has set up a resting point offering refugees protection from the weather and providing legal advice on documentation, registration and asylum procedures for those heading north by train to Serbia. The agency has also funded the hire of data entry clerks to support the registration process.“UNHCR believes more needs to be done by Greece and former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to tackle a problem that will not go away any time soon and affects all of Europe,” said Vincent Cochetel, who directs UNHCR’s Europe Bureau. “We call again on EU member states to step up help to Greece, [the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia] and Serbia.” read more

Student volunteers to head out across Niagara for milestone Brock Cares event

New and returning Brock students will come together Saturday to give back to the community they call home throughout the school year.Badgers will head out across Niagara Sept. 8 to show their support for a variety of events and organizations during the 10th annual Brock Cares Day of Service.Students will assist with a Canadian Blood Services drive, collect donations for Project SHARE’s Pack the Purolator event in Niagara Falls, prepare Niagara Catholic’s outdoor education site in Thorold for visiting children, and play games with residents of Linhaven, a long-term care facility in St. Catharines.They will also lend a hand at community events, sort at food banks, freshen up service organization facilities and participate in community clean-ups.“This is a chance for students to not only become acquainted with the community they’re living in, but to also say ‘thank you’ to Niagara residents for welcoming them in,” said Kristen Smith, Brock’s Manager of Community Outreach Programs in Student Life and Community Experience. “We hope connections are formed that result in continued volunteer opportunities throughout the year.”About 300 participants, including some Brock employees, are expected to roll up their sleeves and show Niagara their support through outings in eight Niagara municipalities.“We’re hoping this will be the largest Brock Cares Day of Service yet in honour of the event’s 10th anniversary,” said Community Engagement Co-ordinator Megan Brown. “Giving back is part of the culture here at Brock and people recognize and embrace that.”Many student participants return year after year, eventually taking on leadership roles in the initiative.Brock Cares comes on the final day of the University’s Welcome Week and helps to “set the tone for the rest of the year,” Brown said.The initiative will be followed next week by VolunteerFEST on Thursday, Sept. 13 in Market Hall. More than 30 Niagara organizations will participate in the vendor fair-style event to actively recruit volunteers and raise awareness of their respective missions.“We’ve really been working to create new partnerships and leverage existing connections that already exist within the Brock community,” Brown said, adding she’s hopeful both initiatives will grow in the coming years.There’s still time to sign up to participate in Brock Cares. Volunteers are provided free breakfast and transportation.Brock Cares is run by Student Life and Community Experience in partnership with the Brock University Students’ Union. read more

LeBron May Be The Most Clutch Playoff Shooter Of His Generation

On Sunday afternoon, LeBron James offered another reminder of how silly it was to ever doubt his performance in the clutch.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iz-3ItHYeiQAfter the game, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst tweeted that James has now made more go-ahead shots at the end of playoff games than Michael Jordan. (It’s not the only area in which James is Jordan’s statistical peer in the postseason.)Windhorst’s definition for what constitutes a game-winning shot is as good as any — it covers all potential go-ahead field-goal attempts with five or fewer seconds remaining in the fourth quarter (or overtime) of playoff games. At Basketball-Reference.com, I was able to find 10 such attempts for James: five makes and five misses.1I’m not sure what accounts for the discrepancy with Windhorst’s numbers (he has James as 6-for-10), but for the remainder of this post, I will use Basketball-Reference.com as my data source. How does that stack up to other playoff performers over the years?Unfortunately, Jordan’s playoff career predates BBR’s shot-by-shot database by three seasons, but the site does have a record of every such shot attempted since the 2001 playoffs. And in those go-ahead situations (after accounting for the leverage of the game in which each shot occurred), nobody has a better record relative to expectations2As measured by points generated per shot above what would be expected from the distance of the shot. than James — particularly not his longtime nemesis Kobe Bryant, who sits at the opposite end of the list.Relative to the league-wide average, James generated 4.8 more total points than expected on his go-ahead shots, which translates to about one entire playoff win beyond what an average shooter would have contributed from the same field-goal distances. And those numbers become magnified when you consider that James’s average go-ahead shot came in a playoff game with championship implications 34 percent greater than the typical postseason contest. After we weight by the leverage of his specific game-winning shot attempts, James generated the equivalent3At normal playoff conditions. of 8.5 more points than expected, or roughly two playoff wins above average, with his clutch end-of-game shooting alone.(By contrast, Bryant generated 3.2 fewer points than expected and did it in games that were about 64 percent more important than the average playoff game, compounding the damage of his 1-for-10 performance.)So there’s no doubting James’s history of knocking down big playoff shots. But what’s also interesting about the list above is that the trailing section contains slightly better players, on balance; the bottom 10 players have tallied 1,090 wins above replacement (WAR), versus 987 WAR for the top 10.Granted, there’s essentially no relationship between career WAR and leverage-weighted net expected points for the entire sample of players … but maybe that’s the point. Role players can be called upon to hit huge shots with championship implications just as readily as stars. While James (and Dirk Nowitzki, and Chris Paul, to name a few) are all-time greats, the fact that the likes of Rashard Lewis and Metta World Peace also rank so highly — and Bryant fares so poorly — might speak as much as anything else to the unpredictability of who steps up and changes the course of NBA history with a clutch shot or two.One thing’s for sure, though: James has shown that he’s better at knocking down such consequential buckets than any other player of his generation. read more

The HSE is in danger of regressing to a previous era

first_imgUpdated 6.35pmTHE HEALTH SERVICE Executive is struggling to recruit consultant staff for crucial posts ‘for the first time in the history of the state’, a confidential report has revealed.The report, seen by RTÉ’s Prime Time, detailed many posts advertised by the HSE that have not been filled in recent years.This evening, the HSE said it is “urgently progressing” work being done on how to retain medical graduates in Ireland’s public health system.The HSE posts mentioned in the report include vacancies at Waterford Regional Hospital for a Consultant Neurologist, an Emergency Medicine Consultant, and  two Consultant Radiologists, to which nobody applied.The report also listed, among others, the Coombe, Beaumont, St James, Tallaght and the Mater Hospital as locations where advertised vacancies received few or no applications.The report was presented to HSE CEO Tony O’Brien late last year.Minister for Health James Reilly is warned in the report that the HSE is in danger of ‘regressing’.“It is clear that we are facing a recruitment crisis for consultant posts as well as great challenges in retaining or attracting home our graduates,” the report read.We face a real danger of regression to a previous era when healthcare standards were highly variable. A number of cases where consultants left the HSE for private positions are also highlighted in the report.HSE responseThe HSE noted that Minister Reilly has expressed concerns recently that the 30 per cent reduction in consultant pay is currently being applied in all instances.The HSE said that Reilly said it “was never his intention that this would include consultants who move post and to consultants coming from abroad”.Reilly said that this needs to be addressed, said the HSE, as it is “constraining experienced consultants from applying”. He has sought proposals for him to consider on this.The HSE suggested “some recognition of experience and additional specialist training” when it submitted its views to the Department of Health for consideration on 23 January.The Minister set up the Strategic Review of Medical Training and Career structure for  improving the retention of medical graduates in the public health system, planning for future service needs and realising maximum benefit from investment in medical education and training.The group sent an interim report to the Minister in December 2013, and its recommendations “were largely in the area of the quality of the training experience”.The working group is now examining career structures and pathways following training. The HSE said that this work “will be progressed as a matter of urgency”, with a view to preparing a report on medical career structures and pathways following training by the end of March 2014.Prime Time also revealed by way of a Freedom of Information request that €344,000 was spent on filling a consultancy position in Letterkenny General Hospital with temporary agency staff.- First published 10.30am. Additional reporting Aoife BarryConsultants’ association: HSE being driven by Troika demands, not patient welfare >last_img read more

Tamina undergoes surgery this week one WWE talent shows support for Ryback

first_img Ronda Rousey sustains a gruesome finger injury on the set of “9-1-1”, underwent surgery Now Playing Up Next Google+ Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR I’m sorry but when the topic stated that ‘one WWE Talent showed support for Ryback’, I was assuming it was someone who was still relevant to the company, but then I saw that it was just Cameron. JFJ Rusev Is U.S. Champion Again WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Videos Articles Lana May 4, 2016 at 10:50 am inFAMOUS 2 COMMENTS Rusev Now Playing Up Next Paige to undergo a second neck surgery, pulled from SummerSlam weekend appearances WWE Global Cruiserweight Series qualifier in LondonVideo has been released by WWE featuring Noam Dar qualifying for the WWE Global Cruiserweight Series that starts this July by defeating Josh Bodom over the weekend at Revolution Pro Wrestling in London.center_img Ruby Riott undergoes second shoulder surgery of the year, Rachel Evers has knee surgery Videos Articles WhatsApp Roman Reigns is in Remission Twitter Tamina undergoes surgery on TuesdayWWE star Tamina Snuka revealed in a tweet that she underwent surgery this week to repair torn ligaments as a results of an injury last week. No word on how much time she will be missing as a result.I really #LoveMyFamily #ThankYouForSpoilingMe https://t.co/q1BhFWAHo1— Tamina Snuka (@TaminaSnuka) May 3, 2016Cameron shows support for RybackWWE star Cameron (Ariana Andrew) issued a tweet showing support for Ryback after he issued a lengthy statement about his current issues with WWE and why he was pulled from television as of Monday night.@Ryback22 amen brother!— Ariane Andrew (@WWECameron) May 3, 2016 Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Comments are closed. Pinterest Facebook Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipRusev Is U.S. Champion AgainVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:33/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:31 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next May 4, 2016 at 9:25 am Dazzling Holiday Looks by Irina Vitjaz What type of ligaments were torn? Knee? Ankle? Wrist? Thumb? Elbow? Hand? Foot? You have provided incomplete information. For Tamina’s sake I hope it’s not her knee again as another serious knee injury could mark a premature end to her career. Whatever it is, I wish her as speedy a recovery as reasonably possible.last_img read more

Oregon GOP picks new leader Art Robinson

first_imgPORTLAND — Oregon’s Republican Party has selected former congressional candidate Art Robinson as chairman Saturday in a 55-52 vote over party Vice Chairman Bill Currier, The Oregonian reported.Robinson, a chemist and skeptic of human-caused global warming, ran unsuccessfully against U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., in 2010 and 2012. He ran for party chairman in February but was eliminated in the first round of balloting.Robinson replaces Suzanne Gallagher, who resigned Friday just ahead of a recall vote brought by party officials accusing her of mismanagement. Gallagher had led the state GOP since February, and in stepping down, she warned that if the party is perceived as “divided and dysfunctional,” funding from national Republican groups could suffer.Republicans face challenges in organizing voters and electing candidates statewide in Oregon, where there are 181,000 more registered Democrats.The 2010 election was a boon for the party, leading to a tie in the Oregon House of Representatives and a narrow loss for Republican Chris Dudley in the governor’s race. But Democrats, buoyed by President Barack Obama’s re-election, retook the state House in 2012.Lisa Michaels, a Gallagher supporter, said she is excited that Robinson got the job. “He’s hard-working and he does the right thing for the people,” she said.last_img read more

Exstrongmans brother sworn in as Maldives leader

first_img Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Top Stories Gayoom and his deputy, Mohamed Jameel, were sworn in Sunday by the country’s chief justice.Gayoom received 51.4 percent of the vote Saturday, according to the Elections Commission. Mohamed Nasheed, who led the Maldives’ struggle for democracy and was elected president in the country’s first multiparty election in 2008, had 48.6 percent.Nasheed, who resigned last year amid protests, was the leading vote-getter in the Nov. 9 first round, with 47 percent to Gayoom’s 30 percent, but a runoff was required because no candidate got 50 percent.Gayoom improved on his first-round performance by courting supporters of tourist resort owner Qasim Ibrahim, who finished third in the first round with 23 percent of the vote. Ibrahim drew his support from conservative Muslims who accused Nasheed of undermining Islam because of his friendly relations with Israel and Western nations.Addressing the nation after being sworn in, Gayoom said his main priority would be to “increase the love of the religion and the nation” and bring back stability. He also promised economic policy changes that would give more opportunities to youth, fishermen and farmers.Nasheed was the clear pre-election favorite, but lost his momentum amid long delays to complete the election. Comments   Share   How men can have a healthy 2019 Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Sponsored Stories center_img The Maldives has seen much upheaval in the five years since its first multiparty election. There has been conflict between the judiciary, Parliament and the presidency, which often worked in different directions. The judiciary and bureaucracy were often accused of being loyal to Gayoom, the former autocratic ruler.Nasheed was elected in 2008, but resigned midway through his term last year after weeks of public protests and declining support from the military and police over his decision to detain a senior judge whom he perceived to be biased. He later said he was ousted in a coup, but an inquiry commission rejected the allegation.The Maldives is a predominantly Muslim nation of 350,000 people. About 240,000 people were eligible to vote Saturday, and turnout was more than 91 percent.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 Quick workouts for men MALE, Maldives (AP) – The brother of the Maldives’ former authoritarian ruler was sworn as the country’s new president on Sunday, a day after his runoff victory capped a messy election that raised concerns that the tiny archipelago nation’s fragile new democracy was in jeopardy.In a close runoff on Saturday, voters chose Yaamin Abdul Gayoom, the brother of former autocrat Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, who ruled the Indian Ocean nation for 30 years, over the Maldives’ first democratically elected leader. He conceded the election Saturday and said he would not challenge the results.“This is a very happy day for all of us. We now have an elected president,” he said. “We don’t want to go to the courts.”The Maldives had failed to elect a president in three attempts since September, raising international concerns that the fledgling democracy may slip back to authoritarian rule.Nasheed received 45 percent in a Sept. 7 election, but the result was annulled by the Supreme Court after Ibrahim complained that the voters’ register contained made up names and those of dead people.Last month, police stopped a second attempt at holding the election because all the candidates did not accept a new voters’ list as the court had mandated.The court intervened again to change the runoff election date, which had been set for the day after the Nov. 9 vote. It also ordered incumbent President Mohamed Waheed Hassan to continue in office despite the official end of his term on Nov. 11, purportedly to avoid a constitutional void because the country was past the legal deadline to elect and seat a new president.The U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka congratulated Gayoom and said it looked forward to working in partnership with him.last_img read more

Russia Rocket failure was due to vibrations

first_img Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Top Stories MOSCOW (AP) — Russian space officials say this month’s launch failure of a Proton rocket was due to excessive vibrations in the engine of the rocket’s third stage.Igor Komarov, head of the Roscosmos space agency, told reporters Friday that the vibrations came from a rotor shaft and were due to the material it was made of. He said using a different material to solve the problem would not be excessively costly, but he didn’t specify an amount.center_img The May 16 launch failure, which resulted in the loss of a Mexican communications satellite, came a few weeks after a Soyuz booster rocket broke down as it was trying to send an unmanned supply ship to the International Space Station. The cargo ship later fell to Earth, disintegrating in the atmosphere.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Comments   Share   Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Sponsored Stories Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Daylast_img read more

NEW YORK – Reported by Elite Traveler the private

first_imgNEW YORK – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineThe Trump Organization announced that it has closed on its purchase of Doral® Golf Resort & Spa and that the TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION has assumed management of the iconic Miami resort. Known for its five championship golf courses, including the legendary Blue Monster, Doral once represented the pinnacle of luxury. By investing over $200 million in capital improvements to the almost-800-acre resort – including its 700 guestrooms, vast ballrooms and meeting facilities, and sprawling spa — the TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION will aggressively reposition Doral Golf Resort & Spa Miami over the next 18 months, restoring it to the magnificence of its heyday half a century ago. ““Every year, my father and mother would take me to Doral for a weekend. It was the ultimate treat for me. It was beautiful,” recalled Donald J. Trump, chairman and president.“My ambition is to bring Doral back to its first 20 years and then top it by a wide margin,” Trump continued. “When the renovation is complete, Doral will be the greatest resort anywhere in the country. With almost 800 acres in the middle of Miami – and home to the Blue Monster and four other soon-to-be-great courses – nothing will be able to compete with it. This amount of land in this prime a location can never again be assembled.”World-famous golf course architect Gil Hanse will work directly with Trump and the PGA TOUR leadership to completely rebuild the Blue Monster and the other courses. “We are very excited to have the opportunity to renovate the Blue Monster Course at Doral,” stated Hanse. “Few courses on Tour can claim such a long history and can span the generations of Tour players from Nicklaus and Palmer to Woods and Mickelson. We intend to focus on these traditions as we seek to update the course to meet the demands of modern day tournament conditions. We are also pleased to be matching our attention to detail in golf course design with The Trump Organization, with its similar passion for detail, as it seeks to revitalize the entire Doral resort.”TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION has retained WATG and Wimberly Interiors to reimagine the architecture and design with a fresh, relevant vision that capitalizes on Doral Golf Resort & Spa’s prestigious heritage. Donald Trump – along with his daughter, Executive Vice President Ivanka Trump – will closely oversee all aspects of the renovation, which will return Doral Golf Resort & Spa to the apex of luxury and sophistication.“The architectural inspiration for the resort is Spanish Revival, with Floridian details and motifs,” explained Mark Yoshizaki, vice president of WATG and the lead architect. “The property’s facade will be enhanced with coquina stone, elegant outdoor walkways and decorative tile work. We are honored to once again collaborate with Mr. Trump, Ivanka and their team as they expand the Trump brand to this strategic asset, which will be synergistic with his hospitality and golf investments around the globe.”“We are thrilled about this tremendous opportunity to transform Doral with a fresh and relevant vision, mingling the tradition of the Trump brand with the casual elegance of Miami as a destination,” stated Margaret McMahon, managing director of Wimberly Interiors. “The design vision is sophisticated, tailored and chic, including warm Floridian colors and bold details.”The complete renovation will dramatically elevate all aspects of the resort, with luxurious hotel rooms and a greatly enhanced guest experience throughout the public spaces. Renovation of the main building, lodges, conference areas, spa and Champions Pavilion will set a new tone for the resort, while the Members’ Clubhouse will be redesigned to include vastly upgraded facilities and amenities. All four golf courses will be completely rebuilt, and the driving range will be lengthened and expanded to more than twice its current size, making it a world-class facility befitting of the resort and its historic golf legacy.The property will remain fully operational during the renovation, which is expected to conclude in Fall 2013.www.trumphotelcollection.comlast_img read more

Ministerial decree settles coop pay dispute

first_imgThe finance minister yesterday issued a decree that sets the pay cuts in the co-op sector, thus settling a dispute with the bank workers union ETYK, which disagreed with the scale of the reductions.Talks between ETYK and the Central Co-operative Bank (CCB) over scale of salary cuts of its 300 members broke down, with the union accusing the CCB of blackmailing its members.The matter was resolved by Finance Minister Harris Georgiades who issued a decree setting the cuts at the same level that was agreed with other unions.“Because there has been no agreement with ETYK regarding the minimum wage cut of 15 per cent, it was necessary to solve the problem in another way, in the framework that has already been agreed,” as part of the island’s bailout, CCB board chairman Nicolas Hadjiyiannis said.The decree, he said, included the terms agreed with the employees of the broader cooperative banking sector, totaling 2,700, who are represented by trade unions SEK, PEO and PASYDY.“After this, we can proceed immediately with the implementation of the voluntary early retirement programme, in order to give the employees the opportunity to make their choices,” he said. “The implementation of a very ambitious but necessary five-year scheme for the rationalisation of expenditure, totaling €300 million, is starting.”Reduction of expenditure will be achieved through the minimum 15 per cent cut in payroll, from savings stemming from the early retirement programme in the medium-term, and generous cuts in operational expenses, he said.ETYK had threatened with industrial action and its reaction remains to be seen.The CCB official said there aim was not to fight with the unions.“There is a common interest for the employees and the shareholders, and for everyone, and I do not see any substantive issues that divide us and ETYK, or the other trade unions, with which we have a sincere cooperation,” he said.Following a deal clinched recently, workers at cooperative credit institutions took a 3.0 per cent cut on salaries across the board.Their unions also agreed to additional tiered salary cuts ranging from 8.0 per cent to 25 per cent.The agreements did not apply to employees of the CCB who are all members of ETYK, with which the CCB board had been holding separate talks.After negotiations between the CCB and ETYK broke down last week, the former threatened to begin layoffs unilaterally.The CCB brass said it would ask each of the 300 employees to respond whether they individually accepted either the proposed pay cuts or a redundancy scheme sidelining ETYK.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoTruthfinderEnter Any Name, Wait These Seconds, See Instant ResultsTruthfinderUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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