US construction spending down 01 in October

first_imgWASHINGTON — Spending on U.S. construction projections fell 0.1% in October, the third consecutive monthly decline, as weakness in home building and non-residential construction offset a rebound in government projects.The Commerce Department says the October decline matched a similar 0.1% drop in September and followed a 0.4% fall in August. Construction has been weak since peaking in May with declines in four of the five months since that time, reflecting in large part the struggles that home builders faceIn October, home building fell 0.5%, while non-residential construction retreated 0.3% as declines in construction of medical facilities and shopping centres offset a gain in office construction. Government spending was up 0.8% in October, a rebound that reflected gains in both state and local projects and federal spending.Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Devotees from across globe gather at Mayapur to witness Holi spectacle

first_imgKolkata: Devotees from all over the world have assembled at Mayapur, the headquarters of ISKCON, to celebrate the 533rd birth anniversary of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.Gaur Purnima, the biggest festival in the Gaudiya Vaishnav Sampradaya, will be celebrated with fervour and gaiety in the Nabadwip Mandala. The excitement among the devotees is palpable as they are preparing for the big day, purchasing traditional colourful dhoti-kurta and ghagra- choli to participate in the celebration, informed Subroto Das, media spokesperson of ISKCON Mayapur. The celebrations will start from the wee hours, with Manglarti at 4.30 am followed by class and Darshan Arti in the morning. In the evening from 4 pm onwards, Chaitanya Charitamrita – the biography of Mahaprabhu will be read. The Gaur Purnima festival is being celebrated in all 800 centres of the institution around the globe. It may be mentioned that Mayapur is coming up as a centre of international tourism. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has given the green signal to the proposal of developing it as a tourist hotspot and work will start shortly on the same. The estimated cost of the project is around Rs 3,000 crore. During her trip to Mayapur, Banerjee had assured the ISCKON authorities to provide all necessary cooperation. Later, a team comprising senior industrialists visited Mayapur. Sajjan Jindal will head the team carrying out the development project. There has been heavy police deployment to maintain peace during Thursday’s function. Devotees from 95 countries have come to take part in the celebration.last_img read more

Egyptian Mufti Slams Tunisias Equal Inheritance Law

Rabat – On Friday, November 23, Tunisia made history when it became the first government in the Arab world to approve equality in inheritance law, allowing men and women the same share in terms of inheritance. But not everyone in the Arab world is happy with Tunisia’s move.In response to what he called “a controversial decision,” Egypt’s grand mufti, Dr. Shawki Allam, issued a statement on Monday, November 26, that harshly condemned the Tunisian government’s stance.Dr. Allam explained that equality in inheritance for both genders is contrary to the Qur’an’s prescriptions on the matter. Sharia, the Islamic law deriving from both the Qur’an and the hadith (prophetic tradition), should not be subject to personal interpretation or reasoning (ijtihad), the Egyptian mufti said. Sensitive topics in Islam, including inheritance, have been clearly dealt with in the Qur’an and the Islamic tradition (sunnah), the statement said. In addition to upending the Islamic tradition, pushing for equality for genders also disrupts the “transmitted consensus of scholars.”Read Also: Tunisian Government Approves Equal Inheritance Law“The call for equality in inheritance between genders contradicts both the definitive rulings of Shariah Law and the successively transmitted consensus of scholars…. Therefore, they are not subject to ijtihad (interpretation) or change due to cultural contexts.”“In Shari’ah,” the mufti’s statement added, “males are entitled to inherit double the females’ shares only in four cases. Both genders, on the other hand, inherit equally in more than 30 cases.”The Egyptian mufti is not the only one angered by the Tunisian government’s move. The mufti’s admonishment falls in line with complaints within Tunisia’s conservative circles.Following conservative lines, Ennahda, Tunisia’s largest party in Parliament, has been particularly critical of the government’s sweeping reforms in gender equality. Prior to the equal inheritance law, Tunisia passed a bill in September 2017 that granted Tunisian women the right to marry non-Muslim men. Like the Egyptian mufti, Ennahda and its Tunisian supporters have argued against changing “the obligations that God has revealed in his holy book.”Meanwhile, supportive voices in Tunisia, the Arab world, and globally have welcomed the current Tunisian regime’s boldly progressive reforms since it ascended to power. They argue that, like with the Arab Spring which erupted in Tunisia and spread to many countries in the region, Tunisia may inspire other countries to follow suit with more rights-based and religion-free laws.While approved by the government and endorsed by President Beji Caid Essebsi, the equal inheritance proposal will have to pass through committee and plenary session debates in the Tunisian Parliament before taking effect. read more

New smart ID launched to replace old ID card

The Government says it hopes to replace all existing ID cards with the new card. (Colombo Gazette) A new smart identity card was launched today to replace the old National Identity Card (NIC).The new card was introduced by the Department of Registration of Persons.

Migrant caravan UN agency helping exhausted people home

Protection officer Martiza Matarrita said that many migrants had learned about the caravans via social media and television reports and had not understood what was involved in the trek to the US border.“Many of them said it was almost an impulse, they didn’t stop to think about the risks and the exhausting days of walking,” she said. “They just joined a group of friends or neighbours and joined the caravan.”Working is what I’ve done since I was 11. But seeing things as they are, I changed my mind. I think it’s best for me to return to El Salvador – caravan member, Dennis JavierThe UN agency – which said that 62 per cent of those who joined the caravans did so to search for work – also cited the testimony of Dennis Javier, one of the migrants who requested IOM’s support to go home. “My destination was the US, I was looking for a job,” he said. “Working is what I’ve done since I was 11. But seeing things as they are, I changed my mind. I think it’s best for me to return to El Salvador.”More than 450 migrants have been helped back to their countries of origin since 4 November via IOM’s Assisted Voluntary Return programme, which is funded by the US State Department’s Bureau for Population, Refugees and Migration.According to the UN agency, more than eight in 10 returnees were men and nearly one in three were aged 19-25.Nearly six in 10 people of those who joined the caravans came from Honduras, almost four in 10 were from El Salvador and around one in 20 were from Guatemala.25 migrant children flown home so far – IOMAn additional 25 unaccompanied migrant children were helped home by plane, IOM said, adding that in the Mexican city of Tijuana – close to the US border – more than 300 people have also sought the agency’s help to go home.“IOM is coordinating safe and dignified means of transport for them,” it said in a statement. “Migrants wishing to return are counselled and screened by IOM to evaluate their options prior to making the decision to return.” In addition to its facilities in Tijuana, IOM also runs information and registration booths in Tapachula, Mexico City, and in Tecun Uman, Guatemala.To ensure the safe return of the migrants, IOM coordinates with the governments of the returnees, who receive food and psychosocial support at border crossings. When they arrive at reception centres in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, migrants receive hygiene kits and, in many cases, transportation money to get home.According to IOM, although “a large number” of migrants who had joined the caravans had “muscle disorders, fatigue and malaise…cough and flu”, more than four out of five were in “healthy” shape.Since 1979, IOM has helped 1.5 million migrants return to their country of origin or residence through its assisted returns scheme.”A voluntary returns programme is an indispensable part of a comprehensive approach to migration management aiming at orderly and humane return and reintegration of migrants who are unable or unwilling to remain in host or transit countries and wish to return voluntarily to their countries of origin,” said Marcelo Pisani, IOM Regional Director for Central America, North America, and the Caribbean. read more

JK Rowling tells fans not to buy £25000 Harry Potter prequel stolen

first_imgThe Harry Potter film, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson It is one of series of spin-offs following the main seven Harry Potter novels, including West End play The Cursed Child He added: “It’s a horrible thing to happen and I’m just hoping for its safe return.“The real worry is that the thieves won’t realise what it is.“It’s a hard item to sell, especially as there is lots of awareness now.“But they stole some jewellery too and I’m scared they won’t realise what the card is, focus on the jewellery, and throw it away.  “That unique piece of work could just be destroyed.” The postcard, photographed in 2008 He has previously told how he has only read one Harry Potter book, adding that he bought the charity story “mostly to help raise money for people less fortunate, so that the money could go to good projects”. The prequel was written in 2008, during Potter-mania They are confronted by two “muggle” policemen after a high-speed motorbike chase but manage to escape on broomsticks.The story itself was later printed in a run of 10,000 copies which were sold in bookshops.In 2008, the Telegraph reported on how it became the “fastest-selling short story of all time when the entire print run was snapped up in a single day”.Anyone who knows the whereabouts of the postcard, or who has information about the break-in, is urged to contact West Midlands Police. The Harry Potter film, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson The postcard, photographed in 2008 JK Rowling JK RowlingCredit:Lefteris Pitarakis Pc Paul Jauncey, investigating officer, said: “The only people who will buy this unique piece are true Harry Potter fans.”We are appealing to anyone who sees, or is offered this item for sale, to contact police.”Rowling shared the message with her 10 million Twitter followers, adding: “PLEASE DON’T BUY THIS IF YOU’RE OFFERED IT. Originally auctioned for @englishpen, the owner supported writers’ freedoms by bidding for it.” Its owner, who bought the story at a 2008 auction in aid of English PEN, was in Bangkok when he received a phone call from his sister to say there had been a break-in.Thieves stole three safes stored at the house, which contained jewellery with links to his late father and the ordinary-looking A5 postcard containing a story by JK Rowling.The businessman, who wished only to be known by his first name of Hira, said he believed the “horrible” crime was opportunistic, fearing the people who stole it would just throw it away. “I’m not a huge Harry Potter fan,” he admitted. “But I took good care of it. The card never came out of the box.  “It’s shocking for this to happen.”Sold for £25,000 at the time, the postcard is now thought to be worth up to £60,000. West Midlands Police have appealed for information about the theft, which happened between April 13 and 24, in the hope that “the appeal goes far and wide among Harry Potter fans throughout the world.” Speaking from his Birmingham home, the 47-year-old owner, who runs an investment banking consultancy, said: “It’s a bit of a shock and it took a little while for it to settle in.“I was away on business in Bangkok with Steven Seagal when the house was broken into.  “I had a phone call from my sister and that was it. I knew the safes had been taken.“They pulled out three safes and one of them had the prequel inside. I’m not sure if it was targeted to take the story. It seems more opportunistic.“It’s a one off item and I had responsibility for it.” JK Rowling At the time, he described how he felt he had snapped up a “bargain”.A representative of Steven Seagal has not yet responded to a request for comment. The story itself is set three years before Harry Potter’s birth, and features the schoolboy wizard’s father, James Potter, and godfather, Sirius Black, when they were teenagers. A unique handwritten Harry Potter story, bought at a charity auction for £25,000, has been stolen in a burglary, amid fears thieves will dispose of it without realising its worth.The 800-word prequel, written on a postcard by JK Rowling to raise money for charity, was taken along with jewellery from a safe in a house in Birmingham while its owner claims to have been away on a Bangkok business trip with Steven Seagal.Rowling herself has issued a plea to Harry Potter fans not to buy the work, which is the only handwritten copy in existence. PLEASE DON’T BUY THIS IF YOU’RE OFFERED IT. Originally auctioned for @englishpen, the owner supported writers’ freedoms by bidding for it. https://t.co/ljEQyyj9yY— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 12, 2017 It is one of series of spin-offs following the main seven Harry Potter novels, including West End play The Cursed Child 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.last_img read more

Kato Engineering hopes to generate more sales with Sulzer agreement

first_imgKato Engineering has expanded its authorised service network through collaboration with Sulzer for aftermarket services on Kato brand generators.The authorised service agreement between the two companies covers six service locations in the US and seven service locations in Australia. Kato has a large installed base within the oil and gas (onshore & offshore), commercial industrial (prime & standby), power generation, data center, rail, and mining industries.Sulzer is strategically located in the US and Australia to support these markets, Kato said.“Sulzer has strong expertise in generator repair as well as providing maintenance service to customers for turbines, compressors, pumps, motors and gearboxes. Similarly, the level of expertise offered to existing Sulzer customers will now be available to all those operating Kato generators,” it added.Nicolas Troussard, Head of Business Development Electromechanical Services for Sulzer, said: “Kato Engineering is one of the world’s leading brands for distributed power generation in oil & gas, mining and marine. With Sulzer’s global network of service centres, this agreement ensures we can bring Kato Engineering users the highest standard of service, parts and technical support, right at their doorstep.”The Kato range of generators is in operation extensively in many markets providing power supply.“Kato brand product’s continued reliability is enhanced by periodic maintenance, planned repair, and our ability to react quickly to customer’s field needs. Our agreement with Sulzer will only bolster our ability to build the Kato Engineering brand worldwide,” Kato said.Corey Hansen, Senior Manager of the Aftermarket Business for Kato Engineering and Leroy-Somer brand products, said: “This authorised service agreement with Sulzer has provided the opportunity to partner with an established company that has hands-on experience with our products. This agreement will be complementary to our aftermarket parts, remanufacture, and field service capabilities that we have internally operating out of our three North American facilities.”The deal, for Sulzer, follows on from a recent agreement with Nidec for the sales and servicing of medium voltage variable speed drives.last_img read more

Long live the king Spain says hello to its new head of

first_imgSource: Andres Kudacki/AP/Press Association ImagesSPAIN’s NEW KING Felipe VI vowed to clean up the scandal-hit monarchy as he launched his reign today cheered on by crowds waving red and yellow flags.Thousands of Spaniards put aside their World Cup misery to line the sun-splashed streets of Madrid, yelling “Long live the king!”The tall, former Olympic yachtsman Felipe, 46, and his glamorous Queen Letizia, 41, waved to cheering crowds from the balcony of the Royal Palace after he swore his oath in parliament. Source: Andres Kudacki/AP/Press Association ImagesBeside them stood their blonde, blue-eyed daughters: eight-year-old Leonor, now heiress to the throne, and Sofia, seven, plus the former King Juan Carlos, 76, who has abdicated.Earlier in parliament the new king swore an oath to serve the nation, standing in a dark blue military uniform by the royal sceptre and crown – though it was not actually placed on his head.The king promised an “honest and transparent” monarchy after scandals that dogged his father Juan Carlos in a Spain recovering from recession.Felipe also pledged his “faith in the unity of Spain”, where separatist tensions are high in the northeastern region of Catalonia. Source: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP/Press Association ImagesLawmakers applauded as he finished his speech and turned to kiss Letizia — a divorced former television newsreader — who wore a white knee-length dress and coat by Spanish designer Felipe Varela.The royal couple waved from an open-topped Rolls Royce as they were driven to the palace, where they shook hands one by one with some 2,000 guests at a reception.Never mind the football The celebrations offered a distraction from the national gloom of Spain’s humiliating exit from the football World Cup on Wednesday in a 2-0 beating by Chile.“We have lost the World Cup but that doesn’t matter. It is a new day and a new king. We have to celebrate,” said Eduardo Chaperon, 24, wearing a novelty inflatable crown in the street.Not everyone joined in the party. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesPolice blocked off Madrid’s central Puerta del Sol square to prevent a rally by protesters who want Spain to be a republic.“It is shameful. It is a breach of our freedoms. What kind of democracy is this?” said Juana Leon, a 69-year-old retiree wrapped in the red, yellow and purple Spanish republican flag.Protesters have demanded a referendum on the monarchy’s future, but Felipe said in his proclamation speech that “the parliamentary monarchy can and must continue”.Political leaders in the northeastern Catalonia region meanwhile are calling for a referendum on independence from Spain. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesIn the central Catalan town of Cervera, bar customers sat reading with their backs to the television as Felipe’s speech came on.“Here in Catalonia, we are not monarchists, nor fans of the Spain football team,” said the bar’s owner, Josep Clos, 66.“This king is just another one who is going to live off our money.”Tearful handover In tough economic times, celebrations were relatively restrained compared to other European royal coronations.The palace offered drinks and nibbles at the reception, but no sit-down banquet.No foreign leaders or royals were invited to the ceremonies.US President Barack Obama sent a note congratulating Felipe and the “valued ally” Spain. He said he looked forward to “working closely” with the new king. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesYesterday, a teary-eyed Juan Carlos ended his reign by signing his act of abdication.He won respect for helping guide Spain to democracy after the death of General Francisco Franco in 1975 and for thwarting an attempted military coup in 1981.But he has suffered from a scandal over an elephant-hunting safari he took in 2012 and fraud allegations against his youngest daughter Cristina, 49, and her husband.By abdicating, Juan Carlos lost immunity from prosecution that notably saved him from answering two paternity suits by people claiming to be his illegitimate children.Rajoy’s government said it was drawing up measures to extend his protection after his reign. Source: Emilio Morenatti//AP/Press Association ImagesFelipe praised his father for achieving the “reconciliation of the Spanish” after the decades of dictatorship that followed the 1936-1939 civil war.Analysts warned Felipe had less of a chance than his father did to shape history in today’s Spain. Source: Andres Kudacki//AP/Press Association Images“He is a big breath of fresh air,” said Cote Villar, a royal specialist at El Mundo newspaper. “But there is a big risk of disappointment.”- © AFP 2014.Read: King Juan Carlos is giving up his throne, but maybe not his immunity>Read: “No more kings!” – Huge crowds gather to protest against the monarchy in Spain>last_img read more

Etanche ultrafine ou bon marché Toshiba dévoile ses nouvelles tablettes

first_imgEtanche, ultra-fine ou bon marché, Toshiba dévoile ses nouvelles tablettesToshiba présentera plusieurs produits lors du CES 2012, qui s’ouvrira le 10 janvier à Las Vegas. Parmi eux, des tablettes tactiles, dont une résistante à l’eau, une autre ultra-fine, et une troisième bon marché.A l’approche du CES 2012, le plus grand salon du monde dédié aux nouvelles technologies qui s’ouvrira le 10 janvier à Las Vegas, les constructeurs révèlent les uns après les autres les produits qu’ils prévoient d’y présenter. Toshiba vient ainsi de dévoiler plusieurs terminaux, et notamment des tablettes. À lire aussiCyanogenmod 10 disponible pour les smartphones et tablettes sous AndroidLa première est un modèle 10,1 pouces annoncé par le constructeur japonais comme étant le plu fin et le plus léger du marché. Mais Toshiba n’en dit hélas pas plus au sujet de cette tablette qui devrait embarquer un processeur quad-core. La seconde sera équipée d’un écran OLED qui lui offrira une meilleure luminosité. Dotée d’un système de charge sans fil, comme la première, cette tablette est censée résister aux projections d’eau.Enfin, la firme nippone pense aux petits budgets et devrait lancer un modèle de 7 pouces à un prix abordable. Il offrira une résolution de 1024 x 600 pixels de résolution, et embarquera un processeur Qualcomm Snapdragon. La tablette devrait en outre diposer des connectivités WiFi et Bluetooth, et de ports microUSB et micro SD.Il faudra encore attendre quelques jours pour connaître tous les détails de ces nouvelles tablettes signées Toshiba.Le 8 janvier 2012 à 12:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Questions remain after missing womans body found

first_imgGRESHAM, Ore. — The discovery of a 21-year-old woman’s body on a remote, forested mountain gave a terrible answer to the family, friends and church members who worked so hard to find her.But it remained unclear Saturday what led police to a neighbor who quickly emerged as a suspect in her death.Jonathan Holt, 24, a resident of the Gresham apartment complex where Whitney Heichel lived with her husband, was arrested for investigation of aggravated murder Friday night, about the same time her body was found on Larch Mountain, east of Gresham.He was scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Clackamas County.Police said autopsy results would not be released Saturday and dismissed speculation that Holt was anything more than as an acquaintance of Heichel’s.“There is no evidence that has surfaced in the investigation leading investigators to believe there was anything more,” according to a city news release.Heichel reportedly left her apartment Tuesday morning for her job as a Starbucks barista. She never showed up for her 7 a.m. shift, and three hours later, her husband, Clint, called police. He told them he tried to reach Whitney multiple times after her boss alerted him that she hadn’t arrived.last_img read more

Costa Rica lacks a freedom of information law but still ranks high

first_imgCosta Rica doesn’t have a freedom of information law but that hasn’t kept the country from achieving the highest rank in the Americas for press freedom, according to Reporters Without Borders. The organizationranked Costa Rica 6th in the world in its latest press freedom index.In fact, one prominent Costa Rican journalist even argues that a new law would only muck up access to public information here.That seems an odd position for a journalist to take, but Rodolfo González, director of Teletica Channel 7’s news magazine “7 Días,” said that Costa Rica’s current legislation provides reporters with all the legal tools they need. What needs improvement, he said, is the execution of existing laws guaranteeing access to public information.González argued these points during a panel discussion on Tuesday to mark World Press Freedom Day. The event was hosted by the U.S. Embassy, the Free Expression and Press Institute (IPLEX), and the Costa Rican judicial branch.González pointed to Costa Rica’s Constitution as one of the clearest legal tools for journalists. Article 30 guarantees free access to all information held by government entities that is in the “public interest.” The only exception is if something is a state secret.According to Costa Rican law, public institutions cannot refuse to grant information based on budget or labor constraints, or the presence of confidential data on the requested documents, which could be released in redacted form, for example. The requesting party does not have to justify why it wants the information.Information deemed a state secret must be made available to the public after 30 years.A 2012 law reasserts the public’s constitutional right to solicit information from the government and sets a 10-day limit for the government to respond. Failure to respond to a request on time can result in a fine equivalent to 5 percent of the monthly minimum wage.Several rulings from the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, known as the Sala IV, have upheld these rights.The U.S. Constitution guarantees freedom of expression, which covers the media, but it wasn’t until 1966 that President Lyndon Johnson begrudgingly signed the Freedom of Information Act into law.Fifty years later, Lynn Carrillo, a vice president of NBCUniversal News who also spoke at the event in San José on Tuesday, said that the law has greatly improved life in the U.S. by empowering the public to hold government accountable at the local and federal levels.Still, Carrillo said getting information is still a fight. In 2015, for example, 77 percent of FOIA requests to the Obama Administration went unanswered or censored, according to the Associated Press.Guaranteeing press freedom in a country the size of the United States is also expensive. Carrillo noted that the U.S. federal government spent $415 million complying with more than 715,000 FOIA requests in 2014.She said that considering these costs and the spirit of the law, the U.S. government should default to releasing non-classified information online whenever possible.While Teletica’s González opposes the creation of an independent body to oversee public information requests in Costa Rica, Carrillo said journalists in the U.S. are pushing for just such a body there.Carrillo said that every country could improve its press freedoms but noted that Costa Rica is a world leader. She said that the media’s relatively good working relationship with the government here was enviable.“The U.S. has a lot to learn from Costa Rica,” Carrillo said.Compared to Costa Rica’s 6th place ranking for press freedom in Reporters Without Borders’ 2016 index, the U.S. came in 41st. Facebook Comments Related posts:Costa Rican investigative reporter, data journalism pioneer Giannina Segnini wins prestigious Maria Moors Cabot Prize Deporting 600 migrants back to Africa could be expensive, and impossible Costa Rica press freedoms ‘enviable,’ says Reporters Without Borders Peace Corps volunteers petition to reinstate sexual assault victims’ advocatelast_img read more

Thailand says agrees to US flights to search for boat people

first_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day Comments   Share   Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona He said they can start their operations right away but must cooperate with a center set up under the Thai air force.In the last few weeks alone, at least 3,000 people have washed ashore or been rescued by fishermen, and several thousand more are believed to still be at sea after human smugglers abandoned boats amid a regional crackdown.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.center_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Top Stories BANGKOK (AP) — Bangkok has agreed to allow the U.S. military to operate flights out of Thailand to search for migrants stuck on boats, a Thai official said Friday.So far the U.S. Navy flights have been operating out of Subang, Malaysia, while the U.S. waited for permission from Thailand.Thai Foreign Minister Thanasak Patimaprakorn, speaking Friday on the sidelines of a multinational meeting in Bangkok on ways to deal with the swelling tide of boat people in Southeast Asia, said the approval had been given.last_img read more

Cyprusflagged ship catches fire crew safe

first_imgThe Greek coast guard was late on Thursday evening evacuating the crew of a Cyprus-flagged cargo ship that caught fire off the coast of Rhodes, reports said.The Med Star was located some two nautical miles northeast of Rhodes, headed for the island of Santorini.Reports said a fire broke out in the engine room, under circumstances still unknown.The ship’s 30-strong crew were said to all be in good health.The Greek coast guard, as well as nearby vessels and a Greek air force chopper were assisting in their evacuation.The ship was transporting vehicles at the time. You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Remands in drug related case that left teen in a coma

first_imgTwo men were remanded in custody by Limassol district court on Tuesday in a drugs related case that has left a teenage boy in a coma.No objection was raised by the mens’ lawyer in court over the eight-day remand.Both men, from Syria, aged 28 and 39, face charges including supplying, possessing and illegal use of narcotics.The younger suspect faces additional charges for negligence and dangerous acts causing bodily harm as he is believed to have supplied the teenage boy with MDMA at a café in Trachoni, Limassol.The boy, who will turn 18 in a few days, was taken to Limassol general hospital on Sunday night where doctors on the scene found he had suffered a heart attack from drug use.He has since been transferred to Nicosia general hospital and is in critical condition in a coma.Police obtained a witness statement saying the teenager had gone with friends to the café in Trachoni where he had obtained MDMA.The drug squad searched the premises and found the 28-year-old had on him 8.5g of cannabis, 9g of ecstasy, 19.5g of cannabis resin, a straw with methamphetamine remains and a precision scale.He matched the description given by the witness.Drugs had been found at the café in May, and an arrest warrant had been issued against the 39-year-old who managed it. He was consequently arrested on Tuesday when he was found at the scene.On May 30, police found 23g of cannabis, 41g of ecstasy, 8g of methamphetamine and a cannabis cigarette around the cafe. Two people were also arrested at the time after being found to have small quantities of cannabis on them.Under questioning, both men denied any implication.You May LikeMentalflossMan Builds Magical World For Mouse Family In BackyardMentalflossUndoHealth & Human ResearchLiver Cleanse: Detox Your Liver with 7 Common DrinksHealth & Human ResearchUndoRelated AdsWith an Online Savings Account, Your Balance Grows at a Much Higher RateRelated AdsUndo Property owners price themselves out of the marketUndoBritain preparing for a no-deal BrexitUndoNew York state decriminalizes pot, stops short of Cuomo’s legalisation callUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Cyprus must do homework to hope external factors will allow new borrowing

first_imgBy Stelios OrphanidesCyprus must do its homework and comply with its bailout terms as developments in Greece and Russia may create unfavourable conditions for a new market exit, a financial advisor said.The government, which plans to return to the markets by the end of this year, is planning to issue twice new debt by December, finance minister Harris Georgiades said January 5.You May LikeLocksmith of HeartsPhil Collins’s Daughter Is Probably The Most Pretty Woman Ever Existed.Locksmith of HeartsUndoEditorChoice.comIf You See Square Waves In The Ocean Get Out Of The Water ImmediatelyEditorChoice.comUndoNovelodgeBaby Photoshoots That Went Hilariously WrongNovelodgeUndo 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

Nicosia green spots up and running

first_imgThe eight Nicosia district green spots where residents can take their unwanted items for recycling free of charge are now up and running.The public may take bulky items such as furniture, mattresses, carpets, old electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), garden waste, plastic containers – packaging, paper/cardboard, glass, aluminium, metal objects, wood, fabrics, toys, x-rays, thermometers, medicines, lamps, cleaning materials, paints, ink, adhesives, edible oils and fats, vehicle batteries, portable batteries, motor oil and scrap metal.In addition, the green spots receive construction debris including old tiles and toilets, up to 50 kilogrammes per visit with maximum quantity one tonne per six months.The green spot in Strovolos, aimed at the service of the greater Nicosia area residents, is located on Halkidikis street, near Leroy Merlin shop.The other green spots are in Ergates, Kokkinotrimithia, Peristerona, Astromeritis, Linou, Alampra and Malounda.All green spots operate daily including on weekends.The summer hours (April to September) are between 9am and 8pm between Monday and Saturday and between 9am and 2pm on Sundays.Winter hours (October to March) are between 9am and 6pm between Monday and Saturday and between 9am and 2 pm on Sundays.Contact details:Strovolos – 99 950161Alampra – 99 950162Kokkinotrimithia – 99 950163Peristerona –  99 950170Astromeritis – 99 950277Linou – 99 950288Ergates – 99 950290Malounda – 99 950266You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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