Weightlifters Ravi, Renu Bala bag gold, set CWG records

first_imgIndians had a field day at weightlifting on Wednesday. Ravi Kumar Katulu of Orissa and Manipur’s Renu Bala Chanu Yumnam won two gold medals, that too by setting new Commonwealth Games records. Ravi lifted a total of 321kg in snatch and clean and jerk to bag the top honours for the hosts. The 22-year-old began his campaign by lifting 138kg in snatch. He outdid Pakistan’s Irfan Muhammad’s mark of 140kg by lifting 142kg in his second attempt. However, that was not enough to satisfy the Indian and he lifted 146kg to set a new Games record in his third try in snatch at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. The clean and jerk round began with the local favourite lifting 167kg.He faltered in his second attempt at 175kg, but by then he had a healthy lead for himself. In his final efforts to lift 175kg, Ravi closed his eyes and put in one final effort prompting everyone to break into celebration. Sri Lankan Chinthana Geetal Vidanage won the silver with 308kg (snatch134kg and 174kg clean and jerk) while Malaysian Mohammad Hafifi Mansor claimed the bronze with 306kg (snatch137kg and 169kg clean and jerk). “I am thankful to the home crowd which motivated me to win the gold for my country,” Ravi said. “Last night, I was under pressure, but my mother asked me to just give it my best shot.”After I lifted 146kg in my last attempt in snatch, the pressure completely went up in smoke. It is really a great feeling for me that I could win medal for my country,” said Ravi. Earlier, there was a huge round of applause after each lift for Renu Bala. She not only broke her own Commonwealth Games record of 88kg by lifting 90kg in the snatch round but also outshone Australian Lee Seen in the 58kg competition. Renu lifted 84kg without any difficulty in her first snatch attempt, followed by 88kg. The third attempt was slightly difficult for her but the Games record could not elude her. Renu totalled 197kg (90 in snatch and 107kg in clean and jerk) to add another gold to India’s kitty. Renu’s first attempt in clean and jerk was a comfortable 104kg.advertisementShe followed with 107kg to make the gold safe. However, she faltered in her attempt to lift 113kg. Later, Renu said she would like to do better in future events. “It was my best performance. I was aiming for gold and it is a great moment for me. “After lifting 90kg in snatch, I got confidence to go for more weight,” she said. “Our next aim would be to win a medal in Olympics.” Coach Harnam Singh said everyone should forget what happened in weightlifting in the past.”I request you to forget history and just see what we do in future. Renu did her best and she made all of us proud here. We expect more medals in upcoming events here,” he said. Lee lifted 192kg (86kg snatch and 106kg clean and jerk) to bag the silver. “The competition was really tough here.”last_img read more

Playing under Zinedine Zidane would be a dream: Eden Hazard

first_imgChelsea playmaker Eden Hazard says it “would be a dream” to play under French great and current Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane in the future.Hazard has been instrumental to Chelsea’s success since joining the club in 2012, winning two Premier League titles, a League Cup and the Europa League, and has scored three goals and provided four assists in 13 appearances this season.Media reports have repeatedly linked the Belgian with the Spanish champions and the 26-year-old did not rule out a future move to Real Madrid.”Everyone knows the respect I have for Zidane as a player, but also as a manager. He was my idol,” Hazard told Belgian TV channel RTL. “I do not know what will happen in the future. However, for sure, to play under Zidane would be a dream.”I am enjoying life at Chelsea. I still have a lot of things to achieve with them. I am focused on playing for Chelsea.”Reuters Photo Hazard said that he would also enjoy a reunion with former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, who is currently at league rivals Manchester United.”Of course (I would enjoy working with Mourinho again). I like facing him also as an opponent. If we were to work together in the future it would be with pleasure,” Hazard said.Hazard has been called up for Belgium’s friendlies against Mexico and Japan and will reunite with Chelsea, who are fourth in the league, ahead of their trip to West Bromwich Albion on Nov. 18.last_img read more

Not surprised Real Madrid are missing Cristiano Ronaldo so much: Lionel Messi

first_imgBarcelona and Argentina great Lionel Messi has said it’s natural that any football club will be affected if it loses a player like Cristiano Ronaldo while maintaining that he isn’t surprised Real Madrid have felt his absence in the ongoing La Liga season.Messi’s comments come at a time when Real Madrid, who finished third last season, are reeling at the fourth spot with 29 points, eight behind Barcelona despite having a game in hand over the league leaders.Äfter spending nearly a decade with the La Liga giants, Ronaldo signed for Juventus ahead of the ongoing season. While the Portuguese superstar has found success in Turin, Real are certainly feeling the absence of their record goal scorer in the ongoing season.While leaders Barcelona have topped the scoring charts with 48 goals, Real have only managed 24 as the league nears the halfway mark of the season.”At the beginning of the season I said they are a great club, one of the best in the world and with a lot of great players, but anyone would miss Cristiano. He scores a lot of goals and gives you many other things so it doesn’t surprise me,” Messi told Marca.This is not the first time Messi has opened up about Ronaldo’s departure from Madrid as the Barcelona superstar had said he was surprised by his arch-rivals’ move to Turin.”I was surprised by his decision, I did not think he would go from Madrid nor that he would go to Juventus. There were so many teams and I heard less about Juve but it is a very good team,” Messi had said.advertisementRivalry with Ronaldo was beautiful: MessiMessi also insisted that his rivalry with Ronaldo during the latter’s time in La Liga “healthy” and “beautiful” to the spectators.Ronaldo’s move from Manchester United to Real in 2009 gave rise to one of the most-talked-about rivalries in modern football as the former Red Devils star and Messi as they became the major attractions in La Liga.While Ronaldo won two league title and four Champions League crowns during his time with Real, Messi led Barcelona to six league titles and helped the Catalan club clinch European glory four times. The two established a Ballon d’Or duopoly between 2008 and 2017, winning the coveted award five times each.”The rivalry with Cristiano was very healthy and very beautiful for the spectators.”Also Read | India 23-man squad for 2019 AFC Asian Cup announcedAlso Read | Mentally lacking confidence in defence: Guardiola after 2nd straight Manchester City losslast_img read more

Tropical Storm Watch in Effect for Jamaica

first_imgThe Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) has been advised by The Meteorological Service that a Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Jamaica as Tropical Storm Chantal moves westward and could pass close to the island’s eastern coastline.The ODPEM is advising that the storm could possibly impact the eastern sections of the island if it shifts from track. Jamaica could begin feeling effects of Tropical Storm Chantal as early as tonight as the system passes in the vicinity of the island either as a tropical wave of tropical cyclone.The main threat at this time is for outbreaks of showers and thunderstorms to develop over the island, starting with eastern parishes, during the course of the night and into Thursday. Periods of strong, gusty winds are also possible in thunderstorms.The public is advised to continue monitoring the radio for further advisories and to avoid areas that are at risk from flooding and landslides. Also take the following precautions in the event of heavy rains and flooding:Be ready to evacuate if you live in low-lying or flood-prone areas. Decide on likely evacuation routes now.[Press Release: Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM)last_img read more

British Film Week Arrives in Rabat

By Chaimaa ZahaarRabat – The British Film Week film will organize in its 2017 edition the projection of classics movies of the 1940s. After the kicking off last week in Casablanca, the event starts Monday, June 19 in Rabat.The British Film Week is back to support initiatives for cultural revitalization during the holy month of Ramadan, during which the masterpieces of British classic cinema will be screened. Organized by the British Council Morocco in collaboration with the ONA Foundation, the Orient-Occident Foundation, the association Maison des Arts, and the support of the Ministry of Culture and the CCM, the British Film Week continues in Rabat, from June 19 to 21, and Safi from June 22 to 24.Three classic movies will be projected: “The Red Shoes” (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, 1948)It is a story of a young ballerina torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a star. The film is based on the children’s fairy tale of the famous Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen.“A Brief Encounter” (David Lean, 1945)The plot concentrates on housewife Laura Jesson and her lover Dr. Alec Harvey. Although they are both already married, the two lovers continue to develop feelings for each other. They keep meeting at the railway station cafe where they met, knowing that their love is impossible.“Kind Hearts & Coronets” (Robert Hamer, 1949)A distant poor relative of the Duke of Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by killing the eight other heirs who stand before him in the line of succession.Programmed films will be screened in their original English version with French subtitles. The open air screenings are free and and will take place at 10 p.m. in Fondation Orient Occident in Rabat, and Casbah Dar Essoultan in Safi. read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX TSX Venture Exchange

Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (14,270.33 down 122.77 points):Fortis Inc. (TSX:FTS.IR). Utility. Up 53 cents, or 1.56 per cent, to $34.53 on six million shares.Air Canada (TSX:AC.B). Airline. Up 21 cents, or 3.03 per cent, to $7.13 on 5.9 million shares.North American Palladium Ltd. (TSX:PDL). Miner. Down 9.5 cents, or 17.59 per cent, to 44.5 cents on four million shares.Strateco Resources Inc. (TSX:RSC). Miner. Up four cents, or 66.67 per cent, to 10 cents on 3.3 million shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Insurance. Down 76 cents, or 3.53 per cent, to $20.79 on 3.2 million shares.Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Down 6.5 cents, or 1.38 per cent, to $4.65 on 2.9 million shares.Toronto Venture Exchange (996.97 down 10.19 points):Tweed Marijuana Inc. (TSXV:TWD). Agriculture. Up $1.03, or 39.77 per cent, to $3.62 on seven million shares.MacDonald Mines Exploration Ltd. (TSXV:BMK). Miner. Up one cent, or 50 per cent, to three cents on 4.9 million shares.Company reporting major news:Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (TSX:POT). Fertilizer. Down $1.19, or 3.11 per cent, to $37.11 on 1.7 million shares. The company announced on Sunday that longtime chief executive Bill Doyle is stepping down and will be replaced as CEO on July 1 by Jochen Tilk, a former president and CEO of Inmet Mining with 30 years of experience in the mining industry, although none in the Potash business. by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 7, 2014 3:18 pm MDT read more

New World Coal Association Chairman and Peabody Energy Chairman receives award

first_imgThe World Coal Association has presented Gregory H. Boyce, Chairman and CEO of Peabody Energy, with the 2014 Chairman’s Special Award in recognition of his global leadership on mining safety. In particular, he was recognised for the CORESafety program in the USA. The award was presented during the WCA’s Annual General Meeting last month in Canberra, with Fredrick D. Palmer, Senior Vice President of Government Relations, receiving the award on behalf of Boyce. Also, the WCA has appointed Harry Kenyon-Slaney, Rio Tinto Energy’s Chief Executive, as its new Chairman. He will replace exiting chairman Zhang Xiwu, the current chairman of Shenhua Group, following the WCA general meeting in Canberra late last month.Milton Catelin, WCA Chief Executive, congratulated Boyce on the award, commenting: “The WCA is pleased to recognise the global leadership role Greg has played in improving mine safety standards. Greg played a critical role in establishing the CORESafety program in the USA, a program that has united the industry in the USA to a shared level of commitment on safety. The 2014 WCA Chairman’s Special Award recognises the importance of global leadership on mining safety and commends Greg for his significant work in this area”.Boyce thanked the WCA for the award, stating: ““All mining workers have a right to arrive home safe at the end of the day, and we must do everything we can to provide safe workplaces in the global mining sector.”As Chairman of the US National Mining Association (NMA), Boyce – alongside other industry leaders – has been instrumental in the establishment of CORESafety, a state-of-the-art safety and health management system designed for the US mining industry. CORESafety was developed through an industry-wide collaboration among NMA member company safety and health professionals to achieve an industry goal within five years of eliminating fatalities and reducing the rate of reportable mining injuries by 50%. Boyce’s leadership has helped engage mining companies directly employing more than 125,000 Americans in adopting CORESafety in their operations.Following his appointment, Kenyon-Slaney said he is “honoured to have been appointed and look forward to engaging in the debate about how the world’s growing energy needs will be met, whilst also addressing the very real issue of climate change – it is a complex dilemma with no easy solutions”.Speaking on the current state of the market and global energy demand, he added that “the role of coal, as a cheap and plentiful source of fuel, will be critical in meeting the world’s future energy demands”.“We as an industry have an interest in ensuring that coal can be extracted and consumed in a way that minimises any environmental impact. I believe we need to see ongoing investment in finding technical solutions to this issue, recognising the significant role fossil fuels will continue to play in the global energy mix.”He outlined his vision for the WCA under his leadership,stating “I see a key role for the WCA in encouraging innovative solutions, and raising the efficiency of power stations and advancing carbon capture and storage are two fronts on which we will see real progress”.Milton Catelin, the WCA chief executive, added “it is an exciting time for coal, with the International Energy Agency forecasts predicting global coal demand is likely to increase by 50% by 2035”.However Catelin went on to ackonwledge “there are global challenges we face – energy access, energy security, affordability of energy, and reducing emissions, all require us to work together. The coal industry needs to be united, constructive, and engaged in major policy discussions”.last_img read more

Garda band proposal to take part in Pride parade a sign were

first_imgTHE ORGANISERS OF the Dublin Pride Festival have welcomed the possibility that the Garda band could take part in this year’s parade.Acting garda commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan raised the proposal at the festival’s launch last night.Public Relations Officer for the festival Eoin Hendrick said they were “delighted” and that the gesture demonstrates “how progressive” Ireland is.“Knowing that we have the support from the Gardaí shows us that we are on the right track to an equal society,” Hendrick added, “where full marriage equality and gender recognition are not seen as different.”Dublin Pride Festival is a series of events that celebrate LGBT culture in Ireland.The first event begins on 5 June, which the parade taking place on the 28th.Last year: Thousands take to the streets for Pride parade >Column: I am gay. I have always been gay. I’ve never not been gay. >last_img read more

ESB and Bord na Móna to develop solar power for 150000 homes

first_imgESB and Bord na Móna to develop solar power for 150,000 homes Renewable energy in Ireland is currently predominantly generated from the wind. https://jrnl.ie/3362660 Mike Quinn, CEO of Bord na Móna, and Pat O’Doherty, ESB Chief Executive, with some of the solar panels Image: Andres Poveda ESB AND BORD na Móna have announced a joint agreement to develop solar power in four locations in Roscommon, Offaly and Kildare.The initiative will generate enough renewable energy to power about 150,000 homes and businesses when it becomes operational in 2019.The venture will access part of Bord na Móna’s land in locations across the midlands.The semi-state companies have committed €10 million (€5 million each) to kickstart the project.Speaking at the launch today, ESB chief executive Pat O’Doherty said the company is “committed to a future where low-carbon electricity powers a low-carbon society”.“We already have an established position in the solar market in Ireland, with both ground mounted and rooftop solar projects under development.”O’Doherty added that the new partnership will “help Ireland meet its carbon reduction targets beyond 2020″.Renewable energy in Ireland is currently predominantly generated from the wind, with the government seeking to introduce more diversity in the sector through biomass, wave, tidal and solar energy.Emission targets Mike Quinn, Bord na Móna’s CEO, said community consultation will be “placed at the heart of the project”. Mike Quinn, CEO of Bord na Móna, and Pat O’Doherty, ESB Chief Executive, with some of the solar panels Image: Andres Poveda 14,123 Views By Órla Ryan 41 Comments The solar industry, although in its infancy here in Ireland, has the potential to form an important part of Ireland’s future energy mix in the medium to long-term.Climate Action Minister Denis Naughten also spoke at the launch, noting: “Government policy sets a vision of a low-carbon energy future by 2050 which will include greater levels of energy efficiency and renewable energy with an associated reduction in our dependence on fossil fuels.“We need to focus on areas where the impact on emissions is greatest, and adopt technologies that are as cost-effective as possible and that fit with our carbon reduction targets.“We have made great progress in the decarbonisation of our electricity sector with over 25% of our electricity coming from renewable sources. We need to continue this progress in the electricity sector but also increase our efforts in the transport and heating sectors.”The Environmental Protection Agency has previously criticised the government for being unlikely to reach its 2020 greenhouse gas emissions targets.Read: Spurs fan attacked by fellow supporter after ‘being mistaken for Chelsea fan’Read: Passenger dragged off United Airlines plane reaches settlement for undisclosed amount Apr 27th 2017, 10:22 PM Share Tweet Email5 Thursday 27 Apr 2017, 10:22 PM Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Des sculptures en carton réalisées à laide dun algorithme

first_imgDes sculptures en carton réalisées à l’aide d’un algorithmeUn architecte et programmeur suisse, Michael Hansmeyer, a fabriqué d’étonnantes sculptures en carton en utilisant un modèle virtuel de colonne grecque et un algorithme.D’une impressionnante complexité, les sculptures de l’architecte suisse Michael Hansmeyer ont entièrement été fabriquées en carton. Mais pour réaliser les millions de détails de ces colonnes, ce programmeur informatique du Swiss Federal Institute of Technology de Zurich a dû mettre au point un processus élaboré de “subdivision” qu’il a appliqué sur le modèle d’une colonne grecque.À lire aussiLa Création d’Adam, la célèbre fresque de Michel Ange cacherait un incroyable secretLe but du projet était en fait de voir comment la subdivision parvenait à modifier et embellir la structure assez simple de pilier cylindrique. Pour créer ses oeuvres, Michael Hansmeyer a donc développé un algorithme qui a, de manière répétée, divisé la surface du modèle virtuel de colonne dorique. Au fil des répétitions, le procédé a créé de plus en plus de détails dans la structure pour aboutir à des créations en 3D possédant entre 8 et 16 millions de faces. Mais pour les rendre réelles, l’architecte suisse a une nouvelle fois dû user de son imagination. En effet avec autant de détails, impossible d’utiliser une imprimante 3D qui ne peut traiter des modèles de plus d’un demi-million de faces. Michael Hansmeyer a donc trouvé une solution alternative : découper la colonne en 2.700 pièces et utiliser un laser pour couper des rondelles de carton d’1 millimètre d’épaisseur. Il a ensuite suffi de reconstruire la colonne couche après couche autour d’un solide centre en bois pour obtenir les surprenantes sculptures. Selon l’artiste,  tout le procédé aurait à peine coûté plus de 1.000 euros pour environ 15 heures de travail.Découvrez les photos de ces colonnes “subdivisées” sur Maxisciences.Le 2 mars 2011 à 13:11 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Des métaux lourds dans nos assiettes pas de panique pour lAnses

first_imgDes métaux lourds dans nos assiettes, pas de panique pour l’AnsesL’agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire (Anses) se veut rassurante dans son rapport publié ce jeudi. Selon elle, il n’y a rien à craindre du plomb et du cadmium qui se trouvent dans le pain, de l’aluminium qui accompagne nos pâtes ou du cuivre qu’on retrouve dans notre café… il faut manger de tout !L’Agence de sécurité sanitaire de l’alimentation a passé quatre ans à analyser les aliments afin de mesurer le risque à long terme des expositions aux substances chimiques qu’ils contiennent ainsi que leur intérêt nutritionnel. 20.000 produits ont été contrôlés et le risque toxicologique de 361 substances a été évalué, rapporte l’AFP. Selon l’Anses, il s’agit d’”une des études les plus riches et complètes jamais réalisées au niveau mondial”.Ainsi, pour 85% des substances, “le risque peut être écarté pour la population générale sur la base d’une évaluation sur les seuls apports alimentaires”. Pour ces produits, le niveau d’exposition reste en deçà des valeurs toxicologiques de référence. Il s’agit des produits contaminants inorganiques, c’est-à-dire qui ne sont pas nécessaires au bon fonctionnement de l’organisme, à l’image du baryum, du cobalt, du nickel ou encore du PFOA (qu’on retrouve dans les poêles anti-adhésives), de certaines mycotoxines et de la majeure partie des 254 résidus de pesticides passés au crible. L’agence estime tout de même qu’il faut “encourager tous les efforts qui permettront de réduire les teneurs des contaminants dans les aliments”.Par ailleurs, le risque de dépassement des valeurs toxicologiques de référence “ne peut être exclu” pour une douzaine de substances ou familles de substances. Même si ces aliments ne sont pas fortement contaminés, ils sont en revanche très fréquemment consommés. Les aliments principalement pointés du doigt dans cette étude sont les céréales, les pâtes, les pommes de terre et le pain. Ce dernier contient cadmium, plomb et mycotoxines, les pâtes de l’aluminium, le café du cuivre, de l’arsenic inorganique et l’acrylamide ou encore le lait chez les enfants avec le plomb, et l’arsenic pour ne citer que ceux-là. L’Anses relève une augmentation de pas moins de 400% du cadmium ingéré, comparativement à l’étude du même type mais à bien moindre échelle publiée en 2006.À lire aussiPourquoi le café donne-t-il envie de faire caca ?Par ailleurs, 15% des substances chimiques détectées dans les aliments dépassent les valeurs de référence. Parmi les aliments concernés, on retrouve les frites avec des mycotoxines et de l’acrymalide et le vin qui contient énormément de sulfites. Les gros consommateurs sont donc particulièrement exposés même si ces chiffres n’ont pas de significations très concrètes, tant les variétés de frites sont nombreuses et tant les vins le sont, eux aussi.  Cependant, “l’étude fait ressortir certains risques à long terme pour les adolescents quand leur alimentation est focalisée de façon trop excessive sur des produits à base de céréales (dont les pâtes), de frites et de chips”, souligne le directeur de l’Anses, Marc Mortureux.Côté polluants organiques persistants, on trouve des dioxines et PCB dans 86% des produits analysés, même si la moyenne d’exposition a fortement diminué en cinq ans. Concernant les dioxines et le PCB présents dans les poissons gras et le mercure organique dans le thon, il est recommandé de ne manger du poisson que deux fois par semaine, en variant les espèces et les provenances, et en limitant la consommation de certains d’entre eux. L’Anses souhaiterait bien entendu “réduire les teneurs de ces contaminants dans les aliments principalement contributeurs”, par le biais de réglementations et d’actions auprès des filières.D’un autre côté, l’Anses, reconnaît que son étude ne tient absolument pas compte des expositions croisées à différents polluants, ni des expositions par des voies autres qu’alimentaires. “Il n’y a pas en soi, de bons ou de mauvais aliments”, rassure Marc Mortureux. Dominique Gombert, le directeur de l’évaluation des risques, indique quant à lui qu’’”un comportement alimentaire équilibré permet de se préserver d’une surexposition à une substance dans des aliments qui peuvent en contenir beaucoup”. Selon l’Agence,”les risques sanitaires sont maîtrisés”. Le 30 juin 2011 à 14:29 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

County health nurses conducting health screenings at shelter for asylum seekers

first_imgCounty health nurses conducting health screenings at shelter for asylum seekers Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Posted: March 27, 2019 KUSI Newsroom March 27, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A group of County nurses are committed to keeping San Diego healthy. They are at a local temporary shelter for asylum seeking families to conduct health screening assessments on every adult and child who visits the shelter.In the past three months, County nurses have already completed close to 8,000 screenings as part of the San Diego Rapid Response Network. last_img read more

ASA Participates in Biodiesel Board Meeting in Washington

first_imgThis week the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) held a membership meeting in Washington, D.C., which was attended by ASA Board member Mike Cunningham, ASA Washington representative Tom Hance and numerous soybean farmers and state soybean association staff members. A primary focus of the meeting was the defense of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and the Required Volume Obligations (RVO) that will be determined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for 2014 and 2015.Cunningham, the ASA representative to NBB and NBB Governing Board member, also serves on the task force that is developing recommendations on the appropriate RVO for biomass-based diesel and the total Advanced Biofuel portion of the RFS for 2014 and 2015. The task force met several times this week to continue the discussion and analysis of the projected feedstock and biodiesel production levels as well as potential import and export levels over the next two years. The analysis will be the basis for NBB’s recommendations to EPA and comments that the biodiesel industry submits to whatever RVOs that EPA proposes.Read the full report on the meeting, including changes to two NBB bylaws, by clicking here.last_img read more

Court again refuses to allow Daburs Burman to go abroad

first_imgDabur promoter Pradip Burman, whose name has cropped up in the blackmoney list, was on Thursday once again stopped from going abroad by a Delhi court which said there was an apprehension that he could flee.Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Devendra Kumar Sharma, rejected Burman’s application saying no fresh ground is made out after the dismissal of his earlier plea on January 20 and the plea was without any merit.This was the second time in three days that Burman’s plea to go abroad has been rejected by the court. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJIBurman, who had earlier sought permission to travel to Hong Kong to attend his elder brother’s death anniversary, had moved another plea yesterday choosing a new ground that he wanted to attend the 70th birthday of his brother’s wife.During the arguments on Thursday, Income Tax (IT) Department’s standing counsel Brijesh Garg opposed the plea saying India does not have double taxation agreement with Hong Kong, and if the accused does not return, it would be difficult to bring him back.“Moreover, there is apprehension on behalf of the complainant (IT department) that the accused may flee from the jurisdiction of the court to such a jurisdiction from where he cannot be brought back.“This apprehension of the complainant finds force as there is no treaty between India and Hong Kong even for the purposes of taxation and in this regard, document is placed on record on behalf of the complainant,” the court said.last_img read more

20 Coordination Committee members held for staging agitation

first_imgKolkata: Members of the State Coordination Committee were arrested from in front of the state Secretariat Nabanna, for staging an agitation. There were around 20 persons, including a woman, who had gathered all of a sudden in front of Nabanna and started shouting slogans on various demands. Taking immediate step, the police intervened and asked them not to agitate outside the state Secretariat. They were finally arrested to ensure normalcy in the area. It may be mentioned that the area in and around Nabanna is a high-security zone. So, the police always maintain a vigil in the area to ensure normalcy.last_img

Cavs will beat Boston despite getting blown out in Game 1

first_imgCavs will beat Boston despite getting blown out in Game 1The Cavs got drilled by the Celtics in Game 1 in Boston, and following the game LeBron James said he wasn’t overly concerned about it. Colin thinks the game just meant more to the young Celtics, many of whom who grew up idolizing LeBron, and it showed with an emotional performance before a hyped up home crowd.James has been through enough playoff battles to look at the bigger picture of the series without panicking over a bad Game 1 loss. He’s been here before. He still predicts the Cavs will win the series. LeBron to the Rockets would be the best scenario for the NBA The Rockets will take on the Warriors in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals tonight, and Colin thinks a Houston series loss would make LeBron to the Rockets a real possibility.He thinks LeBron would be attracted to the Rockets because he could be the piece that helps them finally beat the Warriors and help them win a title. It would be the third franchise LeBron has led to a title, which would help him in his career comparison to Michael Jordan in the never-ending G.O.A.T. debate. It would also help create a counter balance to the Warriors domination in the West, and allow the Celtics and Sixers to grow as rivals in the East. Also:– Why LaMar Jackson could be Tebow 2.0Guests:Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Analyst is in-studio talking Cavs/Celts Game 1; why the Celtics are Brad Stevens’ team, not Kyrie’s; and why LeBron to Philly makes the most sense.Rob Parker – FS1 Analyst is in-studio talking Cavs/Celtics; if LeBron should be worried; and why LeBron will never surpass Michael Jordan.Dahntay Jones – NBA World Champion with the Cavs talks Cleveland/Boston Game 1; and how LeBron will bounce back.last_img read more

EU Commissioner calls on Turkey to respect Cyprus EEZ

EU Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc has called on Turkey to respect Cyprus’ sovereign territorial sea and its rights over its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).She also stressed that Turkey, an EU candidate country, should treat all EU member-states equally.In an interview with the Cyprus News Agency, Bulc, on the island for the maritime conference, praised Cyprus’ experience in shipping “as a valuable tool for the Commission both in the implementation and the modernisation of the existing legislative framework as well as on the formulation of new policy initiatives.”The Cypriot ship registry ranks 11th in the world, but Cyprus flagged vessels are not allowed entry to Turkish ports, neither are all ships sailing to Turkish ports directly from the island.“Equal treatment and non-discrimination of EU member-states remains a fundamental principle in EU relations with neighbouring countries. We have repeatedly stressed the need for Turkey to respect Cyprus’ sovereignty over its territorial sea and Cyprus’ sovereign rights in its exclusive economic zone,” Bulc said.She stressed that the aviation agreement, currently being negotiated between the EU and Turkey, hinges on the solution of “the Cypriot issues.”Turkish air traffic controllers refuse to communicate with their Greek Cypriot counterparts regarding flights leaving Turkish air space and entering the Nicosia Flight Information Region, something which as Cypriot officials point out could create problems to flight safety.“The talks are ongoing. A third round of negotiations was held in July. But it is clear that the Cyprus issues will have to be solved before any agreement can be signed,” Bulc stated.Bulc praised Cyprus as “an important maritime nation and an influential partner in promoting the European shipping interests to the international maritime community.”Replying to a question on the study commissioned by the European Community Shipowners Associations (ECSA) as an input to the efforts to boost the EU shipping competitiveness in relation to other international shipping centres, Bulc recalled that the recent difficulties of the shipping sector are not related to the competitiveness of the EU as a maritime centre, but to the economic crisis.Bulc made it clear that she wants the EU to be at the global forefront. “We should build on the richness of the EU maritime cluster and cooperate: that’s where our strength lies. The EU industry and policy makers must act in close coordination to defend our interests and values, improve international standards and promote a more positive image of business,” she said.You May LikeUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoGundry MD SupplementsTop Cardiologist: This One Thing Will Properly Flush Out Your BowelsGundry MD SupplementsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboola read more

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