first_imgNew Delhi: The promises made by the BJP to revive defunct paper mills in Assam, which are run by Hindustan Paper Corporation Ltd (HPCL), stand exposed after the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises made it clear that there was no budgetary allocation of Rs 90 crore for the HPCL’s revival. As per a short affidavit submitted by the ministry’s under-secretary Rao Vineet Kumar before the national Company Law Tribunal on May 1, it has been stated that the issue was brought to the notice of Committee of Creditors (CoC) on March 18 this year that there was no approval for a revival plan for HPCL. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange frameworkThe Government document also stated that there was no allocation/ sanction for grant of interim relief of Rs 10 crore to HPCL and there was no approval to make payment of any liability of HPCL on the part of Government. Notably, the BJP’s Assam unit leaders had sought votes in the name of revival of paper mills in the Silchar parliamentary constituency. Employees of two HPCL paper mills in Assam have not been paid salaries for about two years after these were shut down without any formal notice. Recently, a senior engineer working at Nagaon paper mill committed suicide and blamed the Centre for his death as he had not received his salary for the past 28 months.last_img read more

Rabat – Ramadan in Morocco will begin on Tuesday, the Moroccan Ministry of Islamic Affairs and Endowment said in a statement on Sunday night.The Ministry said the committees in charge deciding the beginning of the month of Ramadan were able to sight the crescent of the holy month.Earlier on Sunday, several Muslims countries announced that Monday marks the beginning of Ramadan. Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, Indonesia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Jordan, Bahrain, Iraq, Yemen, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and Jordan announced that Monday would be the of the holy month.The announcement made by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs and Endowment confirms the statement by the same ministry on Friday. In the statement, the competent authorities said that the calculated results of the administrative Calendar show that the crescent of the month of Ramadan 1437 AH will not be sighted on the evening of Sunday, Sha’ban 29, 1437 AH corresponding to June 5 2016.The Ministry has unusually announced the beginning of Ramadan with two hours of delay.Morocco relies on special committees across the country to monitor the sighting of the moon, in line with the Prophet’s saying: “Fast when you see the crescent and break the fast when you see it; if it is not apparent, then make the month of Sha’ban thirty days.” read more

WINNIPEG — Prices were mostly higher in mid-morning trading at ICE Futures Canada on Tuesday:Canola: Nov. ’17 $0.80 higher $494.80; Jan. ’18 $0.60 higher $500.50; March ’18 $0.70 higher $505.10; May ’18 $5.20 higher $512.60; July ’18 $0.80 higher $511.70; Nov. ’18 $1.40 lower $477.60; Jan. ’19 unchanged $479.80; March ’19 unchanged $482.50; May ’19 unchanged $482.50; July ’19 unchanged $482.50; Nov. ’19 unchanged $482.50.Barley (Western): Oct. ’17 unchanged $140.00; Dec. ’17 unchanged $140.00; March ’18 unchanged $140.00; May ’18 unchanged $140.00; July ’18 unchanged $140.00; Oct. ’18 unchanged $140.00; Dec. ’18 unchanged $140.00; March ’19 unchanged $140.00; May ’19 unchanged $140.00; July ’19 unchanged $140.00; Oct. ’19 unchanged $140.00.

by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted May 2, 2016 8:05 am MDT Last Updated May 2, 2016 at 11:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – U.S. construction spending advanced in March to its highest level in more than eight years. Gains in home building and nonresidential construction offset a drop in government projects.Construction spending rose 0.3 per cent in March after a 1 per cent gain in February, the Commerce Department said Monday. The back-to-back increases raised total spending to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.14 trillion, the highest level since October 2007.The February increase represented an upward revision by the government from its initial estimate that spending had fallen 0.5 per cent that month. But the estimate for January was revised down by the government to show a drop of 0.3 per cent, from a previously reported increase of 2.1 per cent.The report showed that “the housing market remained robust” through the first quarter of the year, said Jesse Hurwitz, an economist at Barclays Research.Last year, home construction was a bright spot for the U.S. economy, and that support is expected to continue through 2016.Residential construction grew at a 14.8 per cent annual pace in the first three months of the year. It was one of the few sources of strength in a quarter in which the economy grew at an annual rate of just 0.5 per cent — the slowest pace in two years.Hurwitz said Barclays thinks the government will revise up its estimate of the economy’s growth last quarter to a 0.7 per cent annual rate, from its initial 0.5 per cent estimate, based on economic data released in recent days. The government will issue its revised estimate on May 27.In March, home construction increased at a 1.6 per cent annual rate, while nonresidential construction increased 0.7 per cent. Spending on government projects dropped 1.9 per cent, with both state and local and federal spending falling.Single-family construction was flat in March. But multi-family activity, a more volatile sector, jumped 5.6 per cent.The 0.7 per cent rise in nonresidential activity lifted this sector to its highest level since October 2008. In March, spending on hotel and motel construction rose 1.6 per cent, while the category that covers shopping centres posted a 0.8 per cent gain and spending on hospitals and other health care facilities rose 1.4 per cent. Construction of office buildings fell 0.8 per cent in March.In the government category, spending on state and local projects dropped 1.4 per cent. Spending in the smaller federal government category fell 7.4 per cent.The home construction boom peaked in 2006. But after the housing bubble burst, construction activity fell for the next five years. Construction spending has been rising since 2012. US construction spending up 0.3 pct., led by home building In this Monday, April 11, 2016, photo, construction workers work on a building in Miami Beach, Fla. On Monday, May 2, 2016, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. construction spending in March. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) read more

Alberta seeks public input into 2017-2018 budget; says no new major spending by John Cotter, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 9, 2017 11:57 am MDT Last Updated Jan 9, 2017 at 2:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email EDMONTON – The Alberta government says it wants to hear from the public before it finishes the upcoming budget.Consultations are to include invitation-only meetings this month in nine communities as well as a phone-in meeting involving Premier Rachel Notley.Finance Minister Joe Ceci says there will be no new major spending in the financial plan that is expected to be tabled in March.The government, still faced with soft oil prices, is looking for ideas on how it can control and cut spending without affecting key programs.“We will continue to slow the rate of spending by finding efficiencies in government, but we need your help in doing so,” Ceci said Monday.“I’ll be asking them what choices should we make as a government to control spending.”Ceci said the government is still forecasting a $10.8-billion deficit for the current fiscal year that ends March 31.A Finance Department spokesman said members of the legislature have been tasked with inviting people to attend the meetings to be held in Edmonton, Stony Plain, Vegreville, Grande Prairie, Fairview, Red Deer, Redwater, Calgary and Medicine Hat.The meetings will not be open to the general public.Telephone phone-in meetings are to be held Jan. 30 and 31.Ceci said people are also being urged to submit their budget ideas to the government online until Feb. 3.In the government’s last budget update, Ceci said new jobs were being created and Alberta’s housing market was stabilizing. But real GDP for the current fiscal year is expected to fall by 2.8 per cent due mainly to the effects of the Fort McMurray wildfire last spring.Ceci said in November that the government expects the economy to rebound in the coming fiscal year and grow by 2.3 per cent. read more

first_imgSchadenfreude— Daniel Samuels (@danielsamuels) June 9, 2017— Sarah Mann (@SarahMannUK) June 9, 2017 The Germans have poked fun at Theresa May, with their media going in on her “strong and stable” message.Der Spiegel ran an article headlined “die Eiernde Lady”, playing on the term “Iron Lady”.Die Eiernde Lady translates as Lady Wobbly. confirmation that Germans do have a sense of humour 😂— Rachel Blewitt (@redevilrach) June 9, 2017 and also being unable to breathe in between bouts of hysterical laughter!— Frances Hilton (@Florenceofarabi) June 9, 2017— Darren J (@teessidedazza) June 9, 2017center_img— Paul (@PaulOnBooks) June 9, 2017 Meanwhile, back in Merkel’s office…— Shea Wong (@MrsSheaWong) June 9, 2017 Theresa May and her team of Brexiteers did much worse than expected in the General Election.Many have mused that the EU bigwigs must be delighted about the result, and the fact that the Corbyn surge is being attributed to Remainers.This has been further rammed home by the fact the German government has failed to comment on the result “out of politeness” – perhaps adhering to the rule “if you haven’t got anything nice to say, don’t say it at all”.A German government spokeswoman told Sky News it will not comment on the outcome of the General Election out of respect and politeness.People on social media enjoyed this, and imagined how Angela Merkel is reacting: 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

first_imgA recognised pioneer in the drilling industry, Boart Longyear has been serving customers for 129 years with the latest drilling innovations and services. At this year’s PDAC 2019 convention starting tomorrow in Toronto, the company says it will be focusing on how it provides valuable geological data that creates immediate results for customers. “Boart Longyear’s Drilling Services is already well known for safe, hassle-free metres drilled by well-trained and experienced crews with the right technical expertise. Customers are also quickly recognising that Boart Longyear can provide detailed geological data from quality core that is retrieved during exploration activities. Rig and crew availability are already filling up fast for 2019 and 2020 projects.”“It’s not just about drilling,” said Brendan Ryan, Chief Business Development Officer for Boart Longyear. “We deliver time-critical, high-quality information to geologists and mining companies to support educated decisions on where to target the next mineral-rich resource.”Boart Longyear has introduced a number of geological data services and instrumentation over the last few years to complement its drilling services and products divisions. TruShot™ digital downhole survey technology was introduced in mid-2018 and is used to capture high-quality, three-dimensional hole path data and to precisely determine the azimuth and dip measurement of boreholes.Part of the company’s robust instrumentation lineup is the TruCore™ core orientation tool. Oriented core is increasingly playing an important role in deposit definition and structural analysis. TruCore offers the best way to determine the true direction of the mineralisation of a geological feature, deposit and the associated structure.An innovation that has quickly caught the attention of the exploration industry is Boart Longyear’s TruScan™ onsite core and chip scanning technology. TruScan provides geologists with non-destructive, accurate, high-density elemental concentration data for same-day continuous analysis of drill core.“Mining companies and geologists are rapidly learning the advantages of having access to tools and services that provide quick and accurate geological data right onsite,” said Mike Ravella, Director of Boart Longyear’s Geological Data Services. “The time to collect the geological data is drastically reduced, significantly lowering the cost of mineral exploration.”“Boart Longyear invests in the best, compliant and reliable rigs and equipment, and with its global operations is able to offer a wide range of drilling methods including surface and underground exploration, reverse circulation, large rotary, directional, and sonic drilling capabilities. Customers will be able to learn more about the available equipment and services by speaking with a Boart Longyear representative during the four days of the PDAC convention.”Also on display in the booth at PDAC will be the complete new lineup of Longyear™ diamond coring bits for a wide range of drilling conditions and ground formations. These bits are engineered to cut faster and last longer. Recently at a US drill site, a single Longyear Yellow bit achieved 3,078 ft (938 m), which far exceeded customer expectations, reduced tripping times, increased productivity (more core per shift) and ultimately contributed to the bottom line.Launched in 2018, the XQ™ coring drill rods have already been reported to reach a successful drill depth of more than 3,000 m due to their design, strength, and innovative self-aligning thread start geometry. “Operating a well-designed Boart Longyear drill rig with hands-free rod handling, XQ coring rods and Longyear bits, while utilising TruScan, TruShot, and TruCore technologies for capturing geological data, makes for a complete drilling solution for increased productivity on any drilling exploration project.”The company’s engineers continue to work on innovative drilling technologies for the future of mining. As part of Impact Canada’s ‘Crush It!’ challenge, Boart Longyear has joined in a partnership with a group of innovative companies, led by iRing Inc. of North Bay, to develop new clean technology solutions that cut energy consumption for crushing mined rock. The ideas put forth by the group to date have already earned a spot in the semi-final presentations being showcased during Goldcorp Inc’s #DisruptMining event that coincides with PDAC on March 3.“Boart Longyear is positioned to make a huge impact on the exploration and mining community with these innovative products and services that help customers drill better. The company’s experts will be available at PDAC 2019 in booth 101 during the exhibition to discuss more about the company’s drilling services, drilling products, performance tooling, and geological data solutions.”last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The parliamentary committee of inquiry set up to investigate the allegations of corruption against former Minister for the Aegean, Aristotelis Pavlidis, heard evidence on Thursday from the alleged victim last week.SAOS Ferries owner, Fotis Manousis, was the first witness called by the 13 member committee to testify in the investigation. The shipowner claimed that Pavlidis and his aide at the time, Panayiotis Zachariou, had demanded and accepted bribes of some 700,000 euros in return for ensuring that he was awarded state contracts to service state-subsidized routes to remote islands. Manousis claims that he was repeatedly shut out of tenders in the past and was only awarded the contract for the non-profitable routes after agreeing to the under-the-table payments.Accountant Aki Anagnostopoulou and former MP Kostas Zaharakis also appeared before the committee.The Greek Parliament established the parliamentary committee with 215 out of the 300 members of parliament voting to conduct the inquiry.The committee will release its findings on April 27.The ex-minister mounted a long, vehement defence during the debate that led to the setting up of the inquiry. “I am not resigning; I am staying put,” said Pavlidis, who served as Minister for the Aegean from 2004 to 2007. “After 35 years in Parliament, I will not tolerate this.” The case was brought to Parliament after a prosecutor investigating Panayiotis Zachariou found there was enough evidence for Parliament to decide whether it should investigate Pavlidis’s role in the affair. The committee, made up of 13 MPs, the majority of whom are New Democracy deputies, will decide whether the ex-minister should have his immunity from prosecution lifted.Under the  constitution, only parliament can investigate criminal allegations against acting or former ministers. For charges to be drawn up, the parliament  would have to lift an MP’s immunity.The resignation of Pavlidis from Parliament will see the government of Costas Karamanlis lose its one-seat parliamentary majority and force Greece to early elections. last_img read more

first_imgA chance for young Australians aged 18-32 of Epirote heritage to study in Ioannina this year has been made available through the Study Abroad Ioannina program. Students live on the University of Ioannina campus and have full access to all services offered by the university. Language classes are held weekday mornings. Multiple class levels are offered and no previous knowledge of the Greek language is needed. Dance classes, lectures, and excursions take place some afternoons, evenings, and weekends. Past outings have included trips to Meteora and Metsovo, Dodoni, Lefkada, Zagori, and Perama. Recent participants have described the program as an essential part of their understanding of the Greek language and Epirote culture. The Study Abroad Ioannina program will take place this July, but there are also sessions for December this year and also you can enquire about programs in 2013. For more information, contact Costas Vassiliou or call 0401 802 492. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_img ADC AUTHOR President Donald Trump’s nominees to become the top officers of the Army and Navy were confirmed Thursday, The Hill reported.The Senate confirmed newly appointed senior leaders Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran and Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConnville by unanimous consent.Moran will replace Adm. John Richardson while McConnville will take over from Gen. Mark Milley, President Trump’s nominee to be the next Joint Chiefs chairman.The Senate also confirmed Moran’s and McConnville’s replacements as their services’ second top officers. Adm. Robert Burke was confirmed as vice chief of naval operations and Gen. Joseph Martin was confirmed as Army vice chief of staff.Army photo by Sgt. Ryan Jenkinslast_img

first_imgFrench high-fashion house behind Beyoncé’s Coachella wardrobe to release Beychella apparelPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Jul 10, 2018 – 3:43 pm On July 10 Balmain announced it’s taking “BK” fashion worldwide on July 14 with Beychella wear, previewing the collection on July 13 at its Paris flagship outlet. Coming days after The Louvre announced a special art tour, based on her video there with Jay-Z, it might feel like French culture has got her back. The high-fashion brand’s creative director Olivier Rousteing put it best, asking and answering, “Why? Because Beyoncé.” “After experiencing that beautiful partnership,” said Rousteing after describing their design collaboration for Coachella, “we weren’t ready to just walk away without adding one final, perfecting touch. This collection of hoodies and tees, based on key designs from our Coachella efforts, responds to our need to repay an obvious debt for the inspiration we received from the signature spirit and legacy of America’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).”His question-and-answer addressed his belief that creating her wardrobe together was one of his most “treasured memories,” leading to “those rare, indelible images that I believe will long remain in my generation’s collective memory.”Beyoncé’s two weekend sets broke YouTube’s live streaming record for live music with 458,000 simultaneous views. “What we all saw on those successive Coachella weekends was nothing less than iconic,” said Rousteing. We know, but that is recognition coming from high places, “high fashion” that is — haute couture.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs” Twitter Email Facebook News Balmain’s Beychella Line: “Why? Because Beyoncé” beychella-fashion-line-balmain-why-because-beyonc%C3%A9 Beychella Fashion Line By Balmain: “Why? Because Beyoncé” last_img read more

first_imgDiomede in November 2010. (Photo: KNOM file)It’s been a full month since regular helicopter service was halted to remote Little Diomede in the Bering Strait. The aviation company flying to the island village blames a combination of mechanical issues and weather is keeping flights from resuming, but residents say they’re getting by despite just one delivery of mail and cargo in the last month.Download AudioDiomede Mayor Andrew Milligrock was busy in the community clinic Friday, saying that beyond some bare store shelves, the community is doing well by sharing what they have.With no runway and the community clustered along the shore of a steep mountain jutting from the Bering Sea, Diomede has long relied on helicopter service to ferry mail, cargo, and people to and from the island. Oregon-based Erickson Aviation contracts with regional nonprofit Kawerak to provide what’s known as Essential Air Service, but the only helicopter flying from Nome to Diomede and back went to Anchorage in January for maintenance.That’s left residents unsure when flights and deliveries would resume. But they’re not the only ones stuck when no helicopters are flying.“Today’s day 31 of my six day trip to Diomede,” Father Ross Tozzi said Friday.A priest based in Nome (and KNOM board president), Father Ross flew to Diomede for a funeral last month, landing on Jan. 21. Family members flying to the island for the funeral arrived the next day—the last day of regular flights. Calling from his cell phone on Little Diomede, he said the attitude on the island is one of “riding out the storm.”“There’s a sense that we have the capability to endure. It would be nice if things were different, but when the chips are down we share.”He chuckled. “When the chips aren’t down they share. And they help each other out.”There has been some relief since the last regular flight took off in January: a single flight landed roughly 10 days ago, on Feb. 13, bringing mail and supplies but only part of the growing backlog. On that helicopter’s trip back to the Alaska mainland, an Erickson spokesperson said a caution light went off and the pilot had to make an unscheduled landing in the coastal village of Wales, about 26 miles east of Diomede. The helicopter, the same Bölkow BO-105 that had been down in Anchorage for weeks of maintenance, returned for further inspection.Father Ross said the resupply replenished some essentials, but other needs could only be met with regular flights.“The thing that’s more critical [are] things like prescriptions,” he said. “The pharmacies only want to issue a quantity as if you could go back to the pharmacy very easily, and get an additional supply. But for people in Diomede, some have run out of some of their prescription, and [are] awaiting the mail to bring them now for four weeks.”Jeremy Zidek with state’s division of homeland security and emergency management says the department is in “close communication” with Diomede leaders—and while there haven’t been any requests for emergency aide, he says the state is standing by if asked to step in.Erickson marketing director Susan Bladholm said the company is now flying two helicopters up to support Diomede. A smaller Bell 212 “twin huey” made it as far as McGrath last week before weather kept it on the ground.“It departed from Anchorage to Nome on Thursday, and then arrived into McGrath,” Blandholm said Friday. “And then they identified a minor maintenance issue, and that was corrected, and then we ran into some weather issues. So at this point we’re just waiting on weather.”Once the twin huey makes it to Nome, Blandolm said it will be in regular service until a larger helicopter, a Bell 412SP, can be readied as a full-time replacement. That craft is currently being configured for permanent service in Anchorage.“[The Bell 412SP] is making its way up there as well, which is a larger, heavier, and frankly more reliable aircraft,” Blandholm said on Sunday, after continued poor weather and freezing rain kept the smaller 212 in McGrath.On Monday Blandolm said Erickson watched for clearing weather through the afternoon, but “freezing fog did not burn off in time for a flight.” Blandholm said Tuesday’s weather forecast “is looking promising” for sending the 412 from Anchorage to Nome.When weather clears Erickson says getting the helicopter to Nome to resume flights to Diomede should only take a few days.last_img read more

first_imgUS president Donald Trump speaks at the the National Republican Congressional Committee Annual Spring Dinner on 2 April 2019, in Washington, DC. Photo: AFPUS president Donald Trump said Tuesday he is “100 per cent” prepared to close down the US-Mexico border, warning Congress and Central American governments to take action to stem the flow of migrants into the country.Delays were already increasing at several key border crossings as Trump ratcheted up pressure on Democrats in Congress to toughen US laws against illegal immigrants, threatening to hurt the US economy in the name of border security.”It is a national emergency on the border,” Trump said.If Mexico does not stop migrants from transiting across its territory, and if Congress does not act, he said, “the border’s going to be closed, 100 per cent.””Sure it’s going to have a negative impact on the economy,” he said. “Security is more important to me than trade.”Trump said Democrats were blocking reforms for political reasons but could fix the problem “in 45 minutes.”He was not specific, but Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has asked Congress to give border officials the power to forcibly repatriate Central American illegal immigrants, including children who arrived alone, back to their countries.The threat to close the frontier, which handled some $612 billion worth of trade in 2018, sent shivers through the economy, and drew warnings from allies of the president.”Closing down the border would have potentially catastrophic economic impact on our country, and I would hope we would not be doing that sort of thing,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said.McConnell’s call was backed by the Chamber of Commerce, which said in a statement that while it supported immigration reform, closing the border “would inflict severe economic harm on American families, workers, farmers and manufacturers across the United States.”100,000 migrants a monthDespite Trump’s tough rhetoric, Mexico’s foreign minister said he had spoken with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who had told him the border would not be shut.”Until today, the secretary of state of the United States and his team have told us: this is not the policy we are going to apply, closing points on the border,” Marcelo Ebrard said at a press conference.Ebrard added Mexico continued to maintain “a good dialogue” with US authorities and that normal border traffic was expected “as soon as possible.”Homeland Security officials meanwhile said they were preparing for the possibility of a shutdown of at least some border entry points as they divert staff to deal with the flood of migrants from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, expected to hit nearly 100,000 a month.Officials said facilities for handling the migrants — who for the moment cannot be sent back after they cross the border and request asylum — are overtaxed and understaffed, creating hazardous conditions.”We are in a full blown emergency. The bottom line is all options are on the table right now,” a senior Homeland Security official, who declined to be named, told journalists Tuesday.”The volume of vulnerable populations that’s arriving is unsustainable… The humanitarian situation cannot be ignored and the security situation cannot be ignored.”Trump said Mexican officials had reacted to his threat to close the border last week by clamping down on the caravans of migrants fleeing poverty and violence in the three Central American countries.Mexico “made a big step over the past two days,” he said, adding that they would have to continue if they don’t want the border closed.He also defended his decision to cut off “hundreds of millions of dollars” in US aid to the three countries, accusing them of arranging the caravans of migrants.The three “don’t do anything for us,” he said.Long lines at border portsOn Monday, Nielsen ordered an “emergency surge” of personnel to deal with the situation, including moving 750 staff to areas of the border where the migrants arrive.Many were being diverted from official ports, leading to slowdowns in processing arriving visitors and commercial vehicles.Delays for incoming traffic were three hours at Brownsville, Texas, for the second straight day, and more than two hours in other areas.On the Mexican side, Andres Morales Arreola, head of operations for border crossings in Chihuahua state, said the border between Ciudad Juarez and El Paso had “collapsed” because so many US border officials have been reassigned to deal with the migrant influx.Long lines have formed at the border since Thursday, with wait times of up to eight hours for those trying to cross.Ciudad Juarez Mayor Armando Cabada Alvidrez called on the city’s bustling manufacturing sector to temporarily cut back shipments to the US in order to reduce the backup.last_img read more

first_img Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Razer Wednesday night unveiled the Razer Phone 2, a redesigned take on its category-defining gaming phone with a beefed up processor, enhanced cooly system, wireless charging support, and Razer Chroma lighting.The phone, which goes on pre-order this week for $800, still features a 120 Hz screen refresh and touch sampling and now also has two front-facing speakers.A big element of the redesign was making sure that the Razer Phone 2 would be more than simply a good phone for gaming.“It needed to be not just a gaming phone, but a great phone,” said Michael Breslin, head of global marketing and sales mobile business at Razer. “We completely redesigned the phone from the ground up for a multitude of reasons.”Chief among them was likely the sub-par reviews the original phone received when it came to using the device to do things like take pictures.center_img “One of the biggest points of consumer feedback was around camera performance and imaging quality,” said Vivek Gowri, senior manager of hardware at Razer. “We knew that was going to be very critical for us.”The Razer Phone 2 now has two rear cameras: a 12 MP wide-angle with optical image stabilization and a 12 MP telephoto with two times zoom. This time around the cameras use Sony IMC sensors and are tuned to produce low-noise images with a wider gamut of colors. The front of the phone features an 8 MP lens that supports streaming at full HD resolution. The Razer Phone 2’s camera app has also been completely redesigned. While the body of the phone looks similar to the original, it now has a glass back which supports wireless charging. The phone is also now 1P67 rated, meaning it can be submerged for up to 30 minutes without damage.The back of the phone features Razer’s three-headed snake logo, which can change colors using the company’s Chroma system.Inside, the phone is powered by the Qualcomm 845 Snapdragon chipset and  Qualcomm Adreno 630 graphics processing unit. Razer redesigned the cooling system as well, expanding the vapor chamber to give it a much larger surface area for heat dissipation.“We didn’t want to have a phone that had good framerates for 10 minutes and bad framerates for 50,” Gowri said. “That’s not anyone’s idea of a good gaming experience. Now we can spread heat throughout the phone and that means it can run faster for longer.”The phone also features a 4,000 mAH capacity battery and works with LTE Gigabit networks with download speeds of up to 1.2 Gbit per second.Alongside the new phone, Razer also unveiled a Raiju Mobile controller for the phone and USB-C ANC Razer Hammerhead earbuds.The controller features an adjustable phone mount and Bluetooth connectivity along with four remappable buttons, a directional pad, two thumbsticks, and two triggers with stops for hair-trigger mode. The $150 controller is due out the later this year.The new Razer Hammerhead USB-C earbuds draws its power for active noise cancellation from the phone and includes a built-in digital to audio converter for 24bit/96 kHz audio quality. It also has an in-line remote with volume control, ANC control, and play, pause, end call buttons. The $100 Hammerhead is due out on Oct. 22 via Razer’s website.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: A committee led by Additional Chief Secretary of the state Transport department, Alapan Bandyopadhyay, has been formed to prepare a report to regulate bus fare according to the price of fuel.This comes at the time when the state government has been forced to give its nod to increase the bus fare by Re 1 for every 4 km, as the diesel price has gone up at an alarming rate.Following a meeting headed by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, with bus owners and operators associations, the state Transport minister Suvendu Adhikari said: “It has been thought to develop a mechanism, based on which the bus fare will get regulated as per the rate of diesel.” Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsHe further said that a team that will be led by Bandyopadhyay, will prepare a report in this connection. The report will be prepared within a month and has to be submitted for the Chief Minister’s approval.Once the mechanism is in place, the bus fare will go down if the diesel price decreases and it will go up if bus operators have to buy the same at a higher price. But the regulatory commission will not be followed.It may be mentioned that this is the first time when such a step has been taken in the state and it would immensely help commuters. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedAccording to experts, this is going to be a unique step that the state Transport department would take, thanks to which people would not have to pay more when fuel prices decrease. It may be mentioned that the price of diesel keeps fluctuating. But never has such an initiative been taken, in which people have to pay less if the cost of operating buses goes down.It may be recalled that the state Transport department has taken several steps in the past seven years, for the benefit of commuters. The Pathadisha app was introduced by the state Transport department to help commuters get real time location of buses. Initially, it was only possible to get location of private buses. Later, a large section of private buses was also incorporated into the app.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: A youth was allegedly beaten up by the family members of a girl , who reportedly had a relationship with the man.The incident happened on Friday morning at Bahadurpur of Tehatta in Nadia. According to sources, the youth alleged that the girl was in a relationship with him since the past few years. But recently the girl started avoiding him. On Friday morning, the youth went to the girl’s house and sat on a dharna with posters. Seeing him creating a scene, the girl’s family members tried to force him to leave the place. But when he refused and claimed that the girl is trying to avoid him despite they were in a relationship, the girl was questioned. The girl said she had no relationship with the youth. Later, the youth was allegedly beaten up by the girl’s family. Some locals rescued the youth and rushed him to Nazirpur primary health centre. Tehatta police station was also informed about the incident. Cops are probing the case. Till Friday night no one was arrested.last_img read more

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterFinnair is extending its seasonal Guangzhou route to year-round operations and will operate between Helsinki and Guangzhou with two weekly frequencies during winter season 2019/2020. Finnair launched its Guangzhou route as a summer route in 2016, and as of this spring, will serve the route with its new Airbus A350 aircraft, adding both passenger and cargo capacity to the route.“The extension of the operating season of our Guangzhou route is a logical next step in our Asian strategy”, said Christian Lesjak, SVP, Network and resource management, Finnair.“Travel between Finnair’s Chinese destinations and Europe is increasing, and we are happy now to be able to offer year-round operations to our passengers and cargo customers.”Finnair is also moving to the new Terminal 2 in Guangzhou. Terminal 2 is optimised and designed for smooth transfer traffic, and this move also will support the planned code share collaboration between Finnair and China Southern, who offers extensive domestic connections from Guangzhou onwards.Finnair flies between Guangzhou and Helsinki with four weekly frequencies in the summer season, and two weekly frequencies in the winter season. Finnair serves seven destinations – Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Xi´an and Hong Kong in Greater China, and will in summer season 2019 operate up to 42 weekly frequencies to China from its Helsinki hub.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

first_imgThe Personal Data Protection commissioner has reprimanded presidential candidate Nicolas Papadopoulos for contacting voters indiscriminately as part of his election campaign and told all candidates violating the law they will be fined.After receiving many complaints from the public over calls from election candidates, commissioner Irene Loizidou has sent the provisions of the law on personal data protection to all candidates as a final warning.“The instructions are clear and binding,” Loizidou told the Cyprus Mail.She added that now the regulations have been made known to all presidential candidates, no more leniency will be shown.Papadopoulos’ camp has been singled out in particular with Loizidou issuing the party a final warning after complaints from the public regarding party phone calls.So far, she said, the commission office would follow up individual complaints by contacting the party in question and then send a warning, asking for the personal data of the complainant to be removed from their records.“But this is a very time-consuming procedure. Now, we have sent them all a more binding framework,” Loizidou said. Offenders may be slapped with fines of up to €30,000.Candidates have been reminded that personal data such as phone numbers are not to be used by anyone for the purpose of promoting, selling or delivering goods or services, unless the person in question gives their consent in writing.Callers that wish to process personal data for these purposes, can only use the name and address of persons provided they were obtained from sources accessible to the public.For telephone calls to the public, the commissioner said, election campaigners must be able to provide all documents proving that they had obtained the written permission of persons before calling them.As for text messages, emails or fax, or automated phone calls with recorded messages, election campaigners may use data of users who have given their prior consent. Political parties may send messages to their registered members on behalf of candidates but they cannot provide the personal details of their members to the candidates.In addition, senders of messages must provide the receiver a free-of-charge opt-out option.  Loizidou said that in May a student body was fined €1,000 for violating the personal data law. You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndo 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 Taboolalast_img read more

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