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Urban devp dept brings out software for better financial management

first_imgKolkata: The state Urban Development and Municipal Affairs department has introduced a web-based software for better financial management and timely utilisation of government funds by various municipalities and urban local bodies.The new system has contributed towards the timely completion of various state government schemes. It has also helped in the project evaluation and management by the municipalities and other local bodies. It has now become more convenient for various government agencies to ease official complications and also in ensuring timely disbursement of funds. Apart from the web-based software, many other steps were taken up during the last financial year to properly channelise the government funds in development projects. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersA host of new steps has helped the Urban Development and Municipal Affairs department in utilising 96 percent of the budget allocation in the last financial year. To facilitate industrialists or entrepreneurs to set up new units and to provide them hassle-free e-services in various government departments, stress has been laid on “Ease of doing business” (EoDB). After coming to power, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has emphasised on easing out the complications which entrepreneurs often face. Following the Chief Minister’s instruction, various government departments implemented EoDB and all the clearances are now given through online portals. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaIt can be mentioned here that the Bengal government has secured first position in the EoDB ranking done by the Centre. Different reform points of the governmental procedure of sanctioning of funds, licensing and permissions have been identified and Business Reforms Action Plan (BRAP) has been prepared to implement those points and to achieve the targets of EoDB under BRAP. The department is also formulating a comprehensive policy to set up clusters which will eventually ensure proper management, optimum utilisation of landfill, reclamation of the existing landfill and recycling of the waste. Waste management has become an important issue in a state like Bengal, which is facing rapid urbanisation. The state’s urban population rose from 27.8 percent in 2001 to 31 percent in 2011. It is estimated that the majority of its population would reside in the cities in a few decades. The state government has also published its township policy, laying emphasis on providing affordable housing for the poor and creating jobs through various economic policies. Steps have been taken to plan cities which would be sustainable, resilient and environment-friendly, energy-saving, IT-friendly and safe. The state government has come up with the Green City mission in all the municipalities and municipal corporations, to achieve its goal.last_img read more

Trudeau welcoming Raptors but Trump uncertain for White House visit

first_imgWASHINGTON — While plans are underway for the Toronto Raptors to meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a White House visit for the NBA champions is uncertain.Asked by a reporter after a meeting with Trudeau if he’ll extend an invitation to the first NBA championship team from outside the United States, U.S. President Donald Trump was noncommittal on Thursday.“We thought about that. That’s an interesting question,” said Trump, seated beside Trudeau in a news conference. “They played phenomenal basketball. I watched a little bit of it. They were really terrific, congratulations by the way,” Trump added, nodding at Trudeau.“That was a great job by a great team. We’ll think about that. If they’d like to do it, we’ll think about that.”Eleanore Catenaro, a spokeswoman for Trudeau, confirmed Thursday there are plans to get the Raptors to Ottawa. “We are looking forward to welcoming them here,” she said, though no further details were provided.The Raptors captured the NBA title on June 13 when they beat the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the Finals in Oakland, Calif.After the Toronto Blue Jays became the first Canadian team to win the World Series in 1992, they visited President George H.W. Bush in the White House. The Blue Jays did not go in 1993 after winning a second World Series in a row with Bill Clinton as president.Raptors coach Nick Nurse, during an interview on the Fan 590 AM on Wednesday, said he expected to meet Trudeau and said he had “heard nothing about the White House.”“We’re here, let’s go see Trudeau up in Ottawa. We’re Canada’s team,” Nurse added.The Warriors opted not to visit the White House in 2017 after receiving an invitation from Trump following their NBA championship triumph. They were not invited after winning again in 2018.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Pakistan with quake aid aimed at long term UN experts warn of

“Even in the face of such generosity, the risk of a second humanitarian disaster looms large,” the experts said in a statement on the $5.4 billion pledged. “More lives are at risk today than the 74,000 originally claimed by the earthquakes. Donors must not rest content with the outcome of Saturday’s conference.”In order to save lives today, these pledges must be fulfilled immediately. Moreover, donors must allow flexibility in use of the funds,” they added of the quake which beyond the dead and injured left up to 3 million people homeless.”We remind donors that with winter fast approaching and life-saving resources scarce, tens of thousands of earthquake survivors face death, hunger and disease as well as prolonged displacement and homelessness,” they declared.”Serious outbreaks of acute diarrhoea and disease highlight the need for increased efforts to provide safe water and sanitation in makeshift camps, and to ensure access to health services for vulnerable populations.”The experts signing the statement were: Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Representative on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Walter Kälin; Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, Miloon Kothari; Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, Paul Hunt; Special Rapporteur on the right to education, Vernor Muñoz Villalobos; and Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Jean Ziegler.Under international human rights law, States bear the primary responsibility for protecting the human rights of their populations, in particular their access to food, water, health services, education, adequate housing, and other elements necessary for an adequate standard of living and this responsibility extends to natural disasters, they noted.The Government of Pakistan has acknowledged this obligation but also recognizes the gaps in its capacity to provide immediate relief on the vast scale necessary and therefore has called repeatedly on the international community for assistance.”Governments which are in a position to do so have a responsibility to provide international assistance and cooperation,” they said. “We therefore urgently appeal to all Member States of the United Nations, including the donors who recently convened in Islamabad, to honour their commitments and to ensure that immediate assistance is available to help Pakistan protect the lives and meet the immediate basic humanitarian needs of desperate earthquake survivors.”In its latest update today, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said that with emergency conditions persisting and unlikely to abate before spring, food and shelter are in critical need if those who endured the earthquake are to survive the rapidly approaching winter.Some 2.3 million people will require food assistance at least through April, according to the latest emergency food security assessment conducted by WFP, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the non-governmental organization (NGO) OXFAM.Of that total, 2.1 million people are scattered in rural areas, while another 230,000 live in the worst affected towns and this number is growing, WFP added. read more

As drivers of innovation youth need skills and capacity – UN General

Peter Thomson, President of the seventy-first session of the General Assembly, makes remarks during the opening of the Ministerial segment of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. Photo: UN Photo/ Manuel Elias “As the main beneficiaries of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and as the drivers of innovation and change, it is vital that the enthusiasm and ingenuity of youth are harnessed to transform the world for the better,” Peter Thomson said at an event held at UN Headquarters in New York on the theme Skills for the future of work.“Just as youth need education and training to access decent jobs in and of the future, they also require skills development to fulfil their vital role in SDG implementation,” he added. In his remarks, Mr. Thomson called for targeted policies and resources to develop the digital skills of today’s youth, as well as for specific programmes to ensure that women and girls have access to education, health and employment opportunities. Doing so, he said, would make sure they secure decent jobs and are never left behind again. “We must see investing in quality education and training as fundamental for a world of sustaining peace and sustainable development,” he noted. In particular, Mr. Thomson highlighted the need to work cooperatively with all stakeholders in building the education and training systems that are responsive to the needs, and given the complexities involved, called for international cooperation, strategic partnerships, and transfer of technology. “The multilateral system has a responsibility to bring together governments, youth, employers, educators, and innovators to demystify the labour markets of the future, and to find innovative ways of building digital skills across the world, all in support of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” he stressed. Speaking alongside Mr. Thomson, Jayathma Wickramanayake, the UN Envoy on Youth, also called for greater and more coherent efforts to better forecast the skills that will be needed in the future.“We must adapt existing policies and initiatives to be fit for the digital era and ensure that we remain flexible enough, to adapt these further in the future,” she said, citing the example of the technological advances made since the turn of the millennium and signs that this will not slow down in the years ahead. “We must [also] ensure that national youth policies are integrated, holistic and funded,” she added. In her remarks, the Youth Envoy also underscored the need for holistic education to address evolving technical skills as well as impart competencies required to adapt to changing and demanding workplaces. In this regard, she highlighted that formal education alone would not be enough, and stressed the importance of non-formal and informal education. “With all this talk of change in such little time, one truth remains: there is no better investment a country can make than in the capacities and potential of its young people,” she stated. read more

Commentary poor play calling bad quarterback play leads to Bengals loss in

Cleveland Browns running back Willis McGahee tries to break away from a Cincinnati Bengals defender at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio, on Sunday, September 29, 2013. The Browns won, 17-6. Credit: Courtesy of MCTIn addition to defeating the Cincinnati Bengals in a defensive battle, the Cleveland Browns have placed themselves in the playoff conservation and perhaps finally found a quality starting quarterback in the process.Brian Hoyer led the Browns (2-2) to their second straight win, 17-6, looking rather comfortable leading the attack against a talented Cincinnati defense in only the quarterback’s third career start. He completed over 65 percent of his passes for 269 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. While many expected a disappointment in his second game, he actually improved upon his energetic performance from the previous week in a win over the Minnesota Vikings.Meanwhile, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, a third-year starter, looked to be the inexperienced signal caller on the field. Dalton made inaccurate throws and that led to him committing both Cincinnati turnovers. While Cleveland cornerback Joe Haden was expected to keep Cincinnati wide receiver A.J. Green relatively quiet, Dalton failed to take advantage of a number of opportunities to make big plays, overthrowing open receivers and throwing into the dirt on others. Additionally, the coaching staff was to blame for poor play calling. On fourth and one at Cleveland’s 7-yard line and trailing 7-3, instead of kicking a field goal the Bengals decided to hand off to running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis. The slow, plodding Green-Ellis was predictably stuffed for a loss of two yards.On defense, Cincinnati’s secondary, which the week before had defended Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers as well as any team had in the past three seasons, failed to make any big plays against Hoyer. The defensive line played admirably, recording three sacks and limiting the Browns to only 89 yards rushing on 30 carries. But, as usual, for the Bengals to win, they needed their defense to play extraordinarily and help the offense score points. But with no turnovers on the day, the defense did not carry the team against Cleveland.Though it is still early in the season, the Bengals’ loss jeopardizes their chances of making the playoffs, while giving the underdog Browns a big boost. Though the Pittsburgh Steelers (0-4) are essentially out of the picture for now, the remaining three AFC North teams seem to be closer in terms of talent than many might have imagined. The Bengals, Browns and Baltimore Ravens are all tied at 2-2 and, for now, no team seems to be ready to run away with the division title. read more

Large mining engine injection specialist celebrates milestone

first_imgL’Orange, the large engine injection systems specialist, has produced its one millionth injector. The diesel injector for an MTU Series 4000 engine was made at the company’s Black Forest production facility in Glatten. “L’Orange products featuring common rail technology have been a big success around the world for almost 20 years and set standards for others to follow.”The common rail injector is among the most reliable high-tech components in a large diesel engine and helps improve performance, fuel consumption and emissions. At 1,000 injections per minute, each with a volume of 800 mm³ of diesel fuel, the one million L’Orange injectors have injected a total of 300 billion litres of diesel and use significantly less fuel than traditional injection systems.“When the injector was being designed in 1996, we catered for the ability to allow customers to adapt the product to suit their various engines. As a result, the injector can be scaled and adapted for a variety of specifications and applications. This is a valuable characteristic and one which has put us at the forefront of the global market. It shows how important our strategic decision in favor of common rail technology was at the time”, emphasised Dr Ralph-Michael Schmidt, CEO of L‘Orange. Since going into production, the development focus has been on improving precision and resilience of the injector with an eye to atomising the fuel into ever-smaller particles. This improves engine performance and is kinder to the environment.” L’Orange injectors are used in engine applications such as the world’s largest mining haul trucks.As well as improving the injectors, expansion of production is also key to global success. The new production bay in Glatten, built in 2009, was a significant enlargement of L’Orange’s manufacturing facilities. Since then, almost all stages of the injector manufacturing process are undertaken in this dedicated bay. “Injector production has doubled every five years since 2001. As a result, the whole environment has needed to evolve as we go along. We currently have over 200 employees in injector manufacturing, be it in assembly, quality assurance or individual component production”, explained Schmidt when asked about the importance of injectors to the company.The workforce presented Schmidt with the one millionth injector at a ceremony in the injector bay in Glatten to mark the occasion on December 7, 2015. L’Orange is a Rolls-Royce Power Systems company, and has been developing, producing and marketing pioneering injection systems for large engines delivering between 1,000 and 40,000 kW for more than 80 years. The company has sites in Stuttgart, Glatten, Wolfratshausen, Rellingen, Suzhou and Ningbo (China) and a workforce totaling more than 1,000 employees. L’Orange offers a full range of injection systems with a product portfolio which includes Common Rail technology for all off-highway applications running on diesel and heavy fuel oil.last_img read more

Court hears Brennans made €600000 from imitating McCambridges packaging

first_imgTHE HIGH COURT has ordered Brennan’s Bread to pay a portion of the profits made from their soda bread range to a competitor.Handing down the judgement today, Justice Peter Charleton said that between January 2011 to August 2012 Brennan Bakeries made a profit of €608,481 arising from the sale of wholewheat bread in packaging that was deemed to be similar to McCambridge’s signature plastic packaging.The bread wars case was won by McCambridge’s in August 2012, when the High Court ordered the removal of the Brennan’s version of the bread from shelves. The High Court says that when the packaging was changed from the similar type to their competitor, Brennan’s saw a drop of 3,000 sales a week.The case was delayed while Brennan’s appealed the August 2012 verdict.In the summary of the judgement, it is said that the court will look at what counts as a profit broadly.“A broad approach to apportioning profits should be taken by a court, remembering that the plaintiff is the wronged party and that obscure argument by economists is not what drives consumption in the marketplace,” wrote Justice Charleton.In his judgement, Justice Charleton said that the awarding of damages will be held in time, saying that Brennan’s had passed themselves off as McCambridge’s “highly-regarded loaf”.“In the result, the Court will order an account as to what profits of the defendant Brennan Bakeries are attributable to its decision to dress up the packaging of its sliced brown bread in a get up that unintentionally passed it off as the highly-regarded loaf of the plaintiff McCambridge.”The judge said that a decision will be made “at a proximate time” on the damages to be paid.Read: McCambridge happy at the end of the bread warslast_img read more

Many many books Inside Amazons ridiculously huge shipping center

first_imgEveryone know Amazon.com is huge, but just how big do you have to be to sell $17.43 billion worth of stuff in a single quarter (Q4 2011 to be exact)? How big does a warehouse have to be to house all those books, televisions, pens, DVDs, hammers, and vacuum cleaners? How many warehouses do you need to be able to ship products to anyone in the US in just two days, without losing money on every deal?Apparently Amazon has 80 fulfillment center with at least two more on the way. It’s said that the one featured in this article is the size of 28 football fields (that’s 1,612,800 square feet, with the end zones) which makes sense — one of Amazon’s Phoenix-area centers was 1.2M square feet and the company recently added 400,000 feet more space to it.Here is a satellite image of the building, which is at  6835 W. Buckeye Road:If you observe the houses next to the Amazon building, you’ll get a good idea of just what 1.6 million square feet looks like — that’s about the footage of about 800 good-sized homes. So, yes, these shipping centers are extremely large.While the image at the top showed boxes that looked to be on their way out the door, that’s only one part of fulfillment — there is also inventory. Above we see the rows upon rows of books Amazon houses (and this is after the company’s massive push towards ebooks). It’s not entirely clearly how Amazon organizes their stacks — P-1, B64, 500-670 certainly isn’t the Dewey decimal system we all learned in elementary school. This is likely the markings of some sort of super efficient, algorithmically-enhanced placement system that minimizes lefthand turns and puts more popular books in optimized locations near transportation arteries.The rest of the images are just as impressive. You won’t see a single one without thinking that Jeff Bezos wished he has gotten a Gold Box deal on all that shelving.amazon_fulfillment_006amazon_fulfillment_006amazon_fulfillment_005amazon_fulfillment_003amazon_fulfillment_002amazon fulfillment center 004amazon fulfillment center – 0016835 W. Buckeye Road amazon facilitySippingTea, via Business Insiderlast_img read more

iTunes Store la sécurité des comptes compromise

first_imgiTunes Store : la sécurité des comptes compromise ?Une foule de clients de l’iTunes Store d’Apple s’indignent sur les forums. Leur compte aurait été piraté suggérant que la sécurité de l’iTunes Store pourrait avoir été compromise. Selon The Global Mail, la sécurité de l’iTunes Store aurait été compromise et des milliers de comptes auraient été piratés. Mais le plus inquiétant reste, qu’à priori, cette mise en danger de la sécurité d’iTunes n’aurait pas eu lieu chez des particuliers mais bien sur les serveurs même d’Apple. Et cela ferait plus d’un an que les clients se plaignent de cette faille ! En effet, les réactions des clients sur les forums de la marque à la pomme se sont précisées ces derniers temps. Selon les témoignages, les sommes d’argent volées sur les comptes piratés varient, entre quelques dollars et jusqu’à 500 dollars. Il semblerait ainsi que les pirates utilisent les informations des comptes, qu’ils s’amusent parfois à modifier, pour acheter des cartes cadeaux iTunes et du contenu sur la boutique en ligne. Lorsque la firme à la Pomme a été alertée du problème, elle a commencé par rembourser ses clients, mais précisant que cela serait une “exception unique à leur politique de vente”. Elle a ensuite entrepris de restaurer les réglages d’origine des comptes concernés. Mais aujourd’hui, Apple ne souhaite apparemment pas s’étendre sur le sujet, impossible donc de savoir si elle travaille à résoudre le problème. Début janvier 2012, un site chinois d’enchères mettait ainsi en vente quelques 50.000 comptes hackés.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Néanmoins, l’affaire a tout de même suscité une légère réaction de la part d’Apple qui a affirmé faire tout son possible pour “protéger les renseignements personnels contre la perte, le vol et l’utilisation abusive, ainsi que contre l’accès non autorisé, la divulgation, l’altération et la destruction”. La firme rappelle également que les services en ligne de d’Apple “utilisent le chiffrement Secure Sockets Layer sur toutes les pages web où des informations personnelles sont utilisées”. Changer de mot de passe en cas de compte piratéIl est important de rappeler que l’iTunes Store, directement lié à l’App Store, génère une partie importante des revenus d’Apple. En effet, l’iTunes Store permet d’acheter, non seulement sur votre Mac mais aussi sur votre iPhone, iPad ou autres… Il est donc essentiel que la sécurité de ces deux entités soit assurée, autant pour assurer les rentrées d’argent que pour rassurer les plus de 200 millions d’utilisateurs que compte l’iTunes.Si vous pensez que votre compte a été piraté, il y a quelques étapes à suivre. Tout d’abord, changez votre mot de passe et ne lésinez pas sur les chiffres, majuscules et autres symboles. Vous pouvez également réinitialiser votre compte ou encore contacter le service clientèle d’Apple. Le 10 février 2012 à 15:50 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Torres targeting first title with Atletico Madrid

first_imgFernando Torres has insisted that he is more focused on winning his first title at Atletico Madrid, rather than think about the lack of minutes he has received this seasonLos Colchoneros will be facing Arsenal at the Emirates for the first leg of their semi-final clash in the Europa league with the Gunners determined to win the trophy for the departing Arsene Wenger.But Torres, who himself will be leaving his beloved Atletico at the end of this season, is hopeful of overcoming Arsenal and finally winning his first piece of silverware with his boyhood club.“I prefer to think about possibly winning my first title with Atletico,” answered Torres, when asked about how many minutes he’s getting, as reported on Marca.“It doesn’t help to think about other things.“It’s important that we’re all excited about being two games away from a European final.”The former Liverpool and Chelsea forward paid tribute to his former international teammate Andres Iniesta, who is set to confirm his future plans within the week.“Iniesta hasn’t announced his future yet, but he’s earned the right to decide,” he confirmed.“He left his family when he was young in order to fulfil a dream, everyone will respect his choice.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“It’ll be a great loss for LaLiga if Iniesta isn’t here, he’s been performing at the top for so many years.“I’ll be both happy and sad should he decide to leave.”Torres is aware that Atletico cannot take Arsenal’s struggles this season for granted.“Our squad is showing a fantastic attitude at present,” he admitted.“It’s difficult to drop LaLiga to think about the Europa League and vice versa, but the team is trying to do it and that’s helping us grow.“Thursday is one of the most important games we’ve had.“We know that, we know how to play in England and it will be a privilege to fight for that trophy.”last_img read more

Government jumped the gun over Rubis leak risks

first_img Bahamian music legend gunned down at home in Turks and Caicos Related Items:bahamas, rubis, Save The Bays Bi-lateral talks with Bahamas to resume, UK gives green light to high-level TCI delegation Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Hurricane Jose Not A Threat to The Bahamas, For Now Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, 01 Aug 2015 – The government displayed poor judgment and risked giving false hope to Marathon residents by releasing incomplete findings on the health risks associated with the Rubis fuel spill on Robinson Road, Vanessa Haley-Benjamin said.Lending her support to last week’s protest by Marathon residents outside the station, Haley-Benjamin, CEO of fast-growing social and environmental movement Save The Bays (STB), said authorities were wrong to tell residents they have nothing to fear from the toxic chemicals to which they were exposed for upwards of two years, as medical tests are far from complete – and likely to be less than conclusive when they are.“The release of these premature results is unfortunate,” she said. “The government clearly jumped the gun. In reality, there is no satisfactory way in the short term to verify conclusively whether a person has been exposed to low levels of certain chemicals, for example benzene.”Haley-Benjamin noted that according to Dr. van de Weerdt, toxicologist and consultant with the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), while the preliminary results may be encouraging, it remains important to establish a complete picture of the situation – both in terms of completing the health risk assessments and being in a position to reassure concerned citizens.“The government should not be in the business of communicating simplified versions of this very serious situation to the public,” she said.“With regard to the 223 persons tested, more information is required to understand the extent of the evaluations and if those tested are representative of both the original and possibly any newly impacted areas. To date, we know that 17,000 gallons of fuel have yet to be recovered from the ground. Over time, the impacted area will grow as the benzene spreads with the natural flow of groundwater.“Residents of this area are very concerned for their safety – and rightfully so considering the known link between aggressive cancer and benzene exposure; and in light of the more than 20 recent cancer-related deaths in the area,” said Haley-Benjamin. “Exposure to low levels of benzene can result in chronic health effects and take a longer period of time to manifest. This underscores the need for long-term medical surveillance by a medical practitioner to detect abnormalities during early onset.”Haley-Benjamin called for a full report of the investigation by the Department of Environmental Health (DEHS) and PAHO to be compiled and released to the public, and said officials should refrain from making any sweeping statements until such time.She went on to stress STB’s full support for Justice for Marathon, the grassroots community group that organized last week’s protest, citing the lack of proper response to the leak by both government and Rubis, and the ongoing failure to fully address the concerns of residents. Haley-Benjamin said STB’s call for stronger environmental legislation is also an effort to protect human health by either through prevention of hazardous pollution, or mitigation of the effects if such situations do arise. To that end, she called for the implementation of an effective response and public warning system for hydrocarbon leaks, and a comprehensive monitoring program for all fuel stations, in line with the recommendations in the report by consultants Black & Veatch, who were contracted by the government to evaluate the response to the Marathon spill more than a year ago. Save The Bays CEO Vanessa Haley-Benjamin participates in last week’s protest, pointing out 20 recent cancer-related deaths in the area of the fuel leak. In January 2013, it came to the attention of Rubis and the government that the Robinson Road station had leaked around 24,000 gallons of gasoline into the ground.The resultant presence of strong hydrocarbon vapors and discovery of large pools of underground gasoline forced the station’s immediate neighbor, Cable Bahamas to evacuate its Customer Service Building (CSB) amid fears of health and safety issues for customers and staff. Eventually, more than 40 staff members had to be treated for exposure.It has been confirmed that the leak led to the contamination of a wide area of groundwater, including the water supply to several homes and residents have reported a range of health problems.For two years, Rubis and government officials were aware of the leak and the associated dangers, but failed to make any public announcements, sparking widespread outrage.Since then, two further possible leaks at Rubis stations in New Providence have come to light. In the wake of the fallout from the Marathon case, both Rubis and the government appeared to take swift action. However yet again, they only broke their silence in response to concerns raised by members of the public.last_img read more

Update Police and Integrity Commission on Public Sector Crack Down

first_img Recommended for you DP Astwood encourages co-operation with Investigators as Ministry smeared by forgery arrests Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 27, 2017 – Providenciales – Police are actually leading the investigation which today saw employees of Border Control and Labour arrested and taken off the job.  Those staffers – said to be two women – are actually employed in the Labour side of the Ministry at the One Stop Shop, not the Immigration Department.Director of the Integrity Commission, Eugene Otuonye, said, “this is primarily a Police operation..” and that “the  IC is an interested partner but in the background of this operation.”  There are expected to be more arrests in the probe.#MagneticMediaNews#publicsectorcrackdown#OneStopShopemployeesarrested Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #OneStopShopemployeesarrested, #publicsectorcrackdownlast_img read more

The Onion promises it wont stop trolling Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg

first_imgFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is getting a taste of what happens when you piss off The Onion. The satirical news site has been relentlessly trolling Zuckerberg and Facebook for the past few days and promises it’s only getting started.While the satirical site is known for lampooning just about anyone and everyone in the public eye, the publication has been relentlessly trolling Facebook, more so than usual. Four anti-Facebook posts were pinned to the top of its homepage for much of the day Friday, three of which mention Zuckerberg by name or feature his photo.The site’s published a total of 11 pieces on Facebook since Thursday, taking aim at everything from Zuckerberg’s charitable initiative to the company’s apology ads.The Onion’s homepage Friday.Image: screenshot/The OnionIn a statement attributed to Editor-in-Chief Chad Nackers, the publication further skewered the social network, in its signature, humorous style. “We are strong proponents of the First Amendment, and the fuel of a functioning democracy is the free flow of information. Facebook, the world’s largest sieve of personal data, has become an unwanted interloper between The Onion, and our audience. We have 6,572,949 followers on Facebook who receive an ever-decreasing amount of the content we publish on the network. Mark Zuckerberg has repeatedly betrayed the trust of billions of people. What you’ve seen over the last 48 hours is only the tip of the iceberg.”It’s unclear if any one event prompted the site’s ire, but David Ford, a spokesperson for Fusion Media Group, The Onion’s parent company, described this article, titled “Daddy, I Don’t Want To Live In The World Your Website Has Created,” as “a pretty good thesis on this mini War on Facebook from the Onion.” The article, which is “written from the perspective of Zuckerberg’s daughter,” also calls out Facebook’s troubled relationships with publishers on the most Onion way possible.Come on, Daddy. The whole thing is so completely obvious. All you and your website do is hurt people. I mean, really, what you did to journalism alone! You created a platform that cripples publishers and severely limits the reach of their content. Facebook made it so hardly anyone can afford to pay reporters anymore. And it made people stop trusting the news. Don’t you understand how essential a free press is to preserving our democracy? Don’t you know anything about the Constitution? First Congress, now The Onion is going after Zuckerberg.Image: Getty Images/chip SmodevillaBy Karissa Bell2018-06-16 00:08:04 UTC Christ, Daddy, didn’t you go to Harvard?Facebook didn’t respond to a request for comment.last_img read more

Vusi has a voice that soars with the angelsVusi has a voice

first_img24-year-old Vusi Mbonambi has a voice like an angel. Being a singer, a conductor by profession and currently training at ATS Durban, he is determined to become a famous opera singer one day.Vusi was born in Durban but moved to Ladysmith in December 2012, the reason being that he saw a gap in the music industry in this part of the world. He currently resides in Model Kloof.Last year, he was working in Dundee when SABC 2 held a talent show. He participated in the show and landed up in the finals, appearing on the 27th episode on SABC 2.This year, his aim is to spread his love for music as far as he can and help anyone in need of inspiration.“Music is my passion, and singing opera is my life and talent. I don’t want music to ever die. There are many youth out here in Ladysmith who want to further their talent in music and I say ‘go for it’…” says Vusi.He would like to thank his teacher, Mr M Mpisane, for all the help and discovering his talent, as well as the community for all their love and support.DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there? WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img read more

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