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Golar Eskimo Changes Hands

first_imgzoom Nasdaq-listed  liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipping company Golar LNG has completed the sale of its ownership interests in the companies that will own and operate the floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) Golar Eskimo to Golar LNG Partners for USD 390 million. Golar LNG Partners financed the purchase with cash on hand, the proceeds of a USD 220 million loan from Golar LNG and the assumption of outstanding bank debt in respect of the Golar Eskimo on the closing date of the acquisition (approximately USD 162.8 million).Golar LNG will retain the right to use the FSRU and to charter the vessel to a third party starting in January 2015 and ending in June 2015, with any hire received during this belonging to Golar LNG. In return, Golar LNG will pay Golar Partners USD 22 million to be paid in equal monthly installments starting in January 2015.Back in August 2013, Golar LNG Limited agreed to charter Golar Eskimo to the Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The FSRU Golar Eskimo will be moored at a purpose built structure that is to be constructed by the Aqaba Development Corporation off the Red Sea port of Aqaba. Capable of storing 160,000 cubic metres of LNG and delivering up to 500 MMSCFD with a peaking capacity of 750 MMSCFD, the FSRU will connect to the Jordan Gas Transmission Pipeline that delivers natural gas to power plants throughout the Kingdom.Earnings under the ten year contract are due to commence during the first quarter of 2015. The Jordan government has the option to terminate the time charter after year five, subject to payment of an early termination fee.last_img read more

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Rough Seas Causing Further Damage to Kea Trader

first_imgBoxship Kea Trader, which is still stuck on the Durand Reef off New Caledonia, is being affected by a constant, heavy movement of the sea, even in good weather, the ship’s owner Lomar Shipping said.The company’s spokesman added that rough seas are causing further damage and frustrating the re-floating operations on site.A rare ideal weather window and high tide allowed recovery teams to attempt an accelerated re-floating operation in early October. This failed to dislodge the vessel and merely pivoted it by 60 degrees, with the rudder remaining firm in the same position.Four-fifths of the hull are sitting on the hard rock reef, where the ship ran aground almost four months ago, on July 12.“Our recovery team is using every favourable weather window to unload containers to improve buoyancy, but this continues to be a long, slow and painstaking process because of the rough swells,” the spokesperson said.Work is progressing to remove remaining containers from below deck, with only 153 of the original 756 units now remaining board. Further units have been discharged onto adjacent barges in the past three weeks, although poor weather and heavy swells continue to hamper this activity. Once discharged, many of these containers will require specialist treatment when on land.Over the coming weeks, salvage company Ardent will continue with the removal of remaining containers and progress the present re-floating plan.The 2,194-TEU capacity Kea Trader was delivered in January 2017 at the Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard in China. The ship was on its way from Papeete, in French Polynesia, to Noumea in New Caledonia when it ran aground on the reef.Image Courtesy: Ardent Globallast_img read more

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NAFTA Countries seeking to nail down broad outline of preliminary agreement

first_imgThe three NAFTA countries are in Washington trying to come to terms on the broad outlines of an interim agreement.Canada’s foreign minister, Chrystia Freeland, dined with her U.S. and Mexican counterparts last night, and the three are in meetings Friday.Sources say that if there is to be such an agreement in the coming weeks, Friday’s meetings will be key.What remains unclear is what form such a deal might take.One trade insider says there are two realistic possibilities for a quick deal.According to Eric Miller, one is a very preliminary statement where the countries agree to general principles and resume detailed negotiations after July’s election in Mexico.The second possibility, Miller says, is a modest revamp of NAFTA he describes as the South Korea model: the U.S. recently agreed to less-drastic-than-expected changes to its agreement with the Koreans.But several sources both inside and outside government are skeptical that a bona-fide, wide-ranging renegotiated NAFTA is possible this spring.It’s unclear the countries have even discussed in any detailed way key sticking points like dairy. Yves Leduc of the Dairy Farmers of Canada says he’s in Washington following the discussions, and whether his sector is part of them.The talks lately have revolved around one key industry: autos.Multiple sources say the U.S. has softened its earlier demands, and is now presenting a proposal that would encourage production in high-wage jurisdictions _ namely, the U.S. and Canada.The U.S. proposal is based on the idea of granting credits to parts-makers that pay wages beyond $15 per hour. Higher salaries would help auto makers meet the proposed U.S. floor of 85 per cent North American parts for a car to avoid a tariff.It’s an extension of a Canadian proposal from January. Canada proposed doing away with an old list for counting parts, and replacing it with a new formula that credits jurisdictions for producing high-value content.last_img read more

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Gay activist Jim Egans fight for equality becomes first LGBTQ Heritage Minute

first_imgTORONTO – Director Stephen Dunn says making the first Heritage Minute about Canada’s LGBTQ community reminded him of the countless other queer stories which have gone mostly untold over the years.His sliver of history debuted Wednesday recounting gay activist Jim Egan’s work for equal rights, in what Dunn hopes will mark a small step towards putting some of those stories on record for the entire country.“Generally queer history isn’t really well documented for a number of obvious reasons,” the St. John’s filmmaker said, pointing out that gay sex wasn’t decriminalized in Canada until 1969, which likely pushed many stories into the closet.“I really struggle as a queer person to find people throughout history to look up to,” he added.The one-minute clip about Egan begins early in his career during the early 1950s when he wrote opinion columns in newspapers trying to dissolve negative perceptions of gay culture in the mainstream. He eventually became one of the first openly gay politicians in Canada.But Egan garnered far more attention when he launched a lawsuit against Ottawa for the right to claim a spousal pension under the Old Age Security Act. The case led to the Supreme Court’s decision to deny him and his partner Jack Nesbit spousal rights in 1995.Even though he was defeated in the courts, Egan’s social and political contributions helped usher in another generation of activism, Dunn suggested.“What he was doing laid the groundwork,” said the 29-year-old director, whose semi-autobiographical “Closet Monster” won the 2015 Canadian feature film award at the Toronto International Film Festival.Producers at Historica Canada, the organization behind the Heritage Minute, picked Dunn to join historians in a quest for candidates that could represent the struggles faced by Canada’s LGBTQ people.But settling on Egan’s story took some time.Research lasted roughly three months, Dunn said, as they culled through Toronto’s Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives and other resources.A number of other public figures and incidents were considered for the Heritage Minute, Dunn said, including the Brunswick Four, a group of lesbians whose arrest is credited with mobilizing activism in the 1970s, and the story behind the Fruit Machine, a device used by civil services in Canada to supposedly identify gay men.The latest Heritage Minute follows a goal set by leaders at Historica Canada to widen the focus of Canada’s history to consider some of its more shameful moments.Recent additions to the series acknowledged the country’s racism with stories that addressed residential schools and segregation.Having grown up watching Heritage Minutes on television and in movie theatres, Dunn said he wanted to be involved making them himself.Earlier this year he oversaw telling the story of Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of the “Anne of Green Gables” book series, which delved into issues surrounding mental health.“The stories tend to not shy away from the more complex stories of Canadian history,” he said.“They’re doing cinematic and edgier pieces that don’t quite portray Canada as the glossy utopia it’s often regarded as.”Follow @dfriend on Twitter.——Watch Jim Egan’s Heritage Minute: https://youtu.be/rac4WiTDQHglast_img read more

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BC Hydro president says project health of Site C went from red

first_imgO’Riley acknowledges in the letter that schedule and safety concerns impacted the overall health of the construction of Site C. “For these reasons we classified the overall health of the project for this quarter as “red”, or having serious concerns,” O’Riley wrote.“As noted above, we have worked hard over the past several months to improve our performance in these areas and since the reporting period, the overall health of the project has significantly improved and is now classified as “yellow,” or having some concerns.”O’Riley says that last month, BC Hydro reached a memorandum of understanding with Peace River Hydro Partners, the dam’s main civil works contractor, at a cost of $325 million.He says that the MOU includes a contractual schedule that achieves the diversion of the Peace River in 2020, which will keep the project on track to meeting the 2024 project in-service date.Also included in the memorandum are plans to accelerate a number of critical construction activities and purchasing some additional key equipment, with numerous incentive payments for PRHP if and when they meet critical project milestones.Finally, the agreement includes a settlement of past issues that O’Riley described in his letter to the Commission on October 4th, 2017. He said that Hydro has developed a plan to improve safety at the dam’s construction site, including implementing a senior-level safety steering committee with all prime contractors to address shared safety issues, hiring a permanent senior field safety manager, and regularly holding on-site safety conferences.“The contractors have confirmed their commitment to safety as well and developed plans to improve their performance,” O’Riley added.The full letter can be read here: https://www.bchydro.com/content/dam/BCHydro/customer-portal/documents/corporate/media/site-c-quarterly-report-11.pdf VANCOUVER, B.C. – BC Hydro President and Chief Operating Officer Chris O’Riley says in a letter to the B.C. Utilities Commission that after a number of issues and setbacks to the dam’s construction, the Site C project is back on track to be completed on-time and on-budget.In his letter to Commission Secretary and Manager Patrick Wruck, O’Riley also follows up on his letter to the Commission last October, when he said that the Crown Corporation was going to miss its deadline to divert the Peace River in September 2019 because of geotechnical issues.News of the letter was first reported by Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer late Wednesday.center_img O’Riley explained that the $325 million settlement will be paid from the contingency fund of the dam’s main civil works budget, which he said will have no impact on the overall project budget.“The final contractual agreement between BC Hydro and the main civil works contractor is expected to be complete later this month,” he added.O’Riley also says in his letter that the Crown Corporation has also taken action to address safety concerns on the jobsite at Site C.“During the reporting period there were two lost time injuries, six medical attention treatment injuries and five near-misses – an increase from the previous quarter,” said O’Riley.last_img read more

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UN marks English Day as part of celebration of its six official

23 April 2010The United Nations marked the anniversary today of William Shakespeare’s death by celebrating English Language Day, the second in a series this year to raise awareness and respect for the history, culture and achievements of each of the six official languages of the world body. “It was Shakespeare who coined the phrase ‘a feast of languages’,” Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information and Multilingualism Coordinator Kiyo Akasaka told an awards ceremony at UN Headquarters for the St. Jerome Translation Contest. “It is a phrase we can adapt to our world today, and to the United Nations itself. Multilingualism clearly reflects the bounty of ideas, heritage and spirit that constitutes this feast.”Last month the UN marked French Language Day with awards in the St. Jerome contest for those translating into French, and similar celebrations will be held throughout the year for the four other official languages on a day of particular relevance to each – Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish. St. Jerome was a mediaeval scholar behind the Latin translation of the Bible.Mr. Akasaka noted that English has become the lingua franca in many parts of the world, after developing under the influence of Old Norse, French, Latin, and Greek and then absorbing words from many other languages. “The English language has travelled widely, borrowed a lot, and given even more,” he said. “As Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, I have a great appreciation of the work that our translators, interpreters, editors and experts in terminology undertake across the world. Initiatives such as the St. Jerome’s Translation Contest allow us to honour those who, through their study and skill, are instrumental in guaranteeing that the work of this Organization is communicated in the six official languages, and beyond.”The 20 March celebration of French coincided with the 40th anniversary of the International Organization of La Francophonie, a group whose members share a common tongue, as well as the humanist values promoted by the French language.Russian Language Day will be marked on 6 June, the birthday of Aleksandr Pushkin, recognized as the father of Russian literature; the Day for Spanish will be on 12 October, Spain’s National Day; and Arabic Language Day will be celebrated on 18 December, the day in 1973 when the General Assembly approved Arabic as an official UN language. A date marking Chinese Language Day has yet to be approved. read more

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Not a typical graduation

It’s grad season in the region.That means thousands of students will be wrapping up a standard, four year path, through the halls and classrooms of a typical high school.But as Scot Urquhart tells us, for one class of graduating students there’s been nothing standard, or typical about their journey to higher education.Not their school, not the classroom, and not even their teachers.00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09

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Annan urges conference to make African urbanization sustainable

In a message delivered today at the opening by Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director of the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), he urged the conference to “do your utmost to make African cities places of opportunity and prosperity for all.”Seven years ago world leaders charted the Habitat Agenda to make human settlements safer, healthier, equitable, sustainable and productive through empowerment, transparency and participation, Mr. Annan told the conference, meeting through Saturday.”But when world leaders held a five-year review, they concluded that poverty, environmental degradation and other factors were continuing to obstruct efforts to build sustainable urban settlements,” he said.Last month UN-HABITAT’s latest “Global Report on Human Settlements” showed that between 40 per cent and 70 per cent of the urban population in Africa was living in slums. These areas were characterized by overcrowding, substandard housing, hazardous locations, insecurity of tenure, social exclusion and lack of basic services, Mr. Annan said.”Those numbers should alarm us all,” he said.UN-HABITAT was working on all of those areas, especially on access to safe water supplies and sanitation, he said.According to Africities organizers, the more than 1,500 participants were elected officials from local governments and executives from financial institutions in Africa, as well as representatives of international development institutions and international cooperation organizations. read more

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Cambridge college removes David Irving books from display following complaint

first_imgThe Churchill Archive at the collegeCredit:BRIAN SMITH THE NEW WING OF THE CHURCHILL ARCHIVES CENTRE AT CHURCHILL COLLEGE,CAMBRIDGE Dr Irene Lancaster with Canon Guy Wilkinson and Rowan Williams, Master of Magdalene College, at the event She said: “They certainly weren’t hidden away. I didn’t pick any out – they were sticking out like reference books.”In an email to Dr Lancaster, the university’s office of external affairs said the book was kept “so that others can challenge and refute” Irving’s ideas, but added that it would nevertheless be removed from open display.The email, which was unsigned, said: “Historians who wish to access them for specific scholarly reasons to do with the biography of Churchill will be able to do so, but only by request. The books will not be openly available on the shelves. “We do not wish inadvertently to suggest that we endorse Irving in any way – we emphatically do not.”Dr Lancaster was visiting the university to launch her book at an event hosted by former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams. She said that reports the following day of Holocaust-denying leaflets being handed out in the city prompted her to make the complaint. A spokesman for the university said: “Holding banned or challenged books in no way endorses the views or scholarship of the authors. Rather, they are accessible to scholars to allow them the opportunity to challenge and refute their contents. A Cambridge college has removed a David Irving book from open display in its library after a visiting Jewish academic complained. Churchill College, Cambridge said that Irving’s biography of its namesake Winston Churchill would now be held in a “closed access” area and borrowers would only be able to read it on request. Dr Irene Lancaster, formerly a teaching fellow in Jewish history at Manchester University, complained after seeing books written by the Holocaust denier on display. Dr Irene Lancaster with Canon Guy Wilkinson and Rowan Williams, Master of Magdalene College, at the eventCredit:Keith Jones The spokesman added that the library was used by college members and visiting academics and not the general public and therefore the book had not been on “public display”. 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. Dr Lancaster said she was “delighted” by the move and contacted her former employer Manchester University to ask them to do the same. However, a spokesman for the university said that Irving’s books would remain openly available in its library.last_img read more

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Related events for Body Beautiful exhibition

first_imgAfter touring venues in Europe, Asia and America, the major international exhibition ‘The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece’ is now in Australia, until 9 November 2014.Spread across eight galleries, the exhibition features more than 100 treasures from the British Museum’s world famous Greek and Roman collection. Subject areas explored include the representation of human experiences such as sex and desire, outsiders, birth, marriage and death.As part of the exhibition-related events, on Wednesday 15 October at 10.00 am, morning tea will be held at La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre, with guest speaker Gillian Shepherd, lecturer in Ancient Mediterranean Studies and director of the Trendall Centre. Ms Shepherd will unveil the practices around death and the afterlife in ancient Greece. On Friday 17 October, both international exhibitions currently on display at the Bendigo Art Gallery – ‘The Body Beautiful of Ancient Greece’ and ‘Undressed: 350 years of underwear in fashion’ will have extended hours till 8.00 pm on this night only. For after-hours access to both exhibitions, book via The Capital on 03 5434 6100.When: Wednesday 15 October at 10.00 am and Friday 17 October at 8.00 pm Where: Bendigo Art Gallery For more information, contact (03) 5434 6088 or visit www.bodybeautifulbendigo.com Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Katerina Vrana About Sex

first_imgGreek Australian Katerina Vrana is one of CNN’s 13 Funny Female Comedians to Watch. Her debut international hit show Feta With The Queen sold out in both Greek and English in Greece, the UK and Australia, and she has also made appearances on BBC television and radio and on Greek TV. Her second show is all about sex, which according to the comic, we just can’t get straight. Her 55-minute-stand-up act includes examples from advertising, celebrities, porn, technology and gymnastics. Katerina is by no means holding back her lingo and provides a rude yet colourful palette of jokes. Tickets to her show are just $20, while Thursday’s shows are performed in Greek. For more information visit www.katerinavrana.comWhen: Until 18 April, Mon-Wed 8.30 pm Thurs Greek shows 8.30 pm Fri-Sun 8.30 pm Where: Elephant and Wheelbarrow, Cnr Bourke & Exhibition Sts, Melbourne Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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From NRC to action against terror Key policy elements in President Kovinds

first_imgPresident Ram Nath Kovind with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.TwitterIn a customary address after the formation of the 17th Lok Sabha, President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the joint sitting of both houses of Parliament at the historic Central Hall.He congratulated the newly elected MPs and said that the new government is committed to ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas, sabka vishwas’. Congratulating the Election Commission, officials and security personnel involved in holding the national elections, President Kovind said the government is moving ahead to create a strong, secure and inclusive India.Highlights:Over 61 crore voters cast their votes and enhanced the credibility of India’s democracy in the world. The people gave a very clear mandate in this election. More women voters have cast their votes and their participation has been almost equal to men. Crores of youth have voted for the first time and played an important role in shaping India’s future.The people elected a government and gave a clear mandate to continue the developmental journey that started back in 2014. The new journey is committed to ‘Sabka Saath- Sabka Vikas’, to create a New India. The government is moving forward towards realising their aspirations of building a strong, safe, prosperous and all-inclusive India.Addressing the growing water crisis, President Kovind said that people should focus on ‘Water Conservation and Management’. Creation of new Jal Shakti ministry is a decisive step in this regard which will have a far-reaching impact, President Kovind said.The whole world stands with India on the issue of terrorism. Designation of Masood Azhar, responsible for dastardly terrorist attacks on our soil, as a global terrorist by the United Nations, is a major testimony to this fact. Effective steps are being taken to tackle terrorism and Naxalism. The nation India has amply demonstrated both her intent and capabilities, first through surgical strikes and then through air strikes after the Pulwama attack at terrorist hideouts across the border.Illegal infiltrators pose a major threat to our internal security. This is leading to a social imbalance in many parts of the country, as well as putting huge pressure on limited livelihood opportunities. The new Government has decided to implement the process of National Register of Citizens’ on priority basis in areas affected by infiltration. Security along the border will be further strengthened to prevent infiltration.India is now on the way to become the world’s 5thlargest economy in terms of GDP. To maintain a high growth rate, the reform process will continue. It is our objective to make India a 5-trillion dollar economy by 2024.A separate ‘Pension Scheme’ has been approved for small shopkeepers and retail traders. About 3 crore small shopkeepers in the country will benefit from this scheme.As we are all indebted to the soldiers who dedicate themselves to protect the countrymen, we should secure the future of kids of those who guard the border. The amount of scholarship under the ‘National Defence Fund’ has been increased for the children of our brave soldiers. For the first time, sons and daughters of the State police personnel have also been included in this scholarship.Efforts are being made by the Central Government to provide adequate assistance to the States for agricultural development. Large scale investments have been made to strengthen rural India. In order to enhance agriculture productivity, an investment of Rs 25 lakh crore will be made in the coming years.The income of farmers will be doubled by 2022. The government has made the agriculture policy both production-centric as well as income-centric. Through ‘Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi’, Rs 12,000 crore has been disbursed to the farmers. Estimated expenditure of Rs 90,000 crore is likely to be incurred annually on this scheme since every farmer has now been brought in its ambit.Women Empowerment is one of the top priorities of my Government. Empowerment of women and their effective involvement in society and economy is the touchstone of a developed society. Penalties for crimes against women have been made harsher and the new penal provisions are being strictly enforced. The ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’campaign has brought down female foeticide and improved the sex ratio in many districts of the country.Efforts are being made to provide better employment opportunities to women. In addition, in government procurement, priority will be given to those enterprises where women’s participation in the workforce is more than the prescribed limit.Attempts have been made for developing the skills of the youth, providing them financial support for start-ups and self-employment, and making an available adequate number of seats for higher education. The amount of scholarship has also been increased by 25 per cent. The government has made provision of 10% reservation for youth from economically weaker section of the general category.The government’s Our goal is to establish 50,000 start-ups in the country by 2024.To identify the players at the state and district level, it has been decided to widen the ‘Khelo-India Programme’. Under this, 2,500 talented players have been selected, and are being trained. Now, this facility will be provided to 2,500 new players every year. The sports infrastructure in the country will be modernised as well as expanded.Under the ‘Bharatmala Project’, construction or upgradation of about 35,000 kilometres of National Highways is to be undertaken by 2022. In addition, under the ‘Sagarmala Project’, a network of good quality roads is being constructed in coastal areas and areas adjoining portslast_img read more

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Get tough on repeat offender youths MHA to Telangana

first_imgThe Union Home Ministry has asked the Telangana government to get tough against three youths, who were intercepted in Nagpur minutes before they were to fly to Srinagar to allegedly join jihadi groups first and then ISIS.The youths –Mohd Abdulla Basith, Syed Omer Farooq Hussaini and Maaz Hasan Farooq –were arrested on Sunday night upon arrival in Hyderabad after a clear instruction from the Home Ministry not to let them off for the second time, official sources said. Also Read – Punjab on alert after release of excess water from Bhakra damThe three youths were let off earlier in September 2014 when they attempted to go to Afghanistan, Iraq-Syria via Bangladesh, along with two others –Abrar and Noman.At that time, the youths were neither arrested nor slapped with any criminal case.Security officials were of the opinion that first time offenders can be handled with a lenient approach but repeat offenders have to be taken seriously and action have to be taken, sources said. “A message has to be sent to everyone that if anyone willingly tries to commit same mistake again and again, he or she has to face law. The message has to be loud and clear. There will be no leniency to the repeat offenders”, they said. Also Read – Union Min doubts ‘vote count’ in Bareilly, seeks probeBasith, Hussaini and Farooq, all cousins and aged around 20-22, were brought to Hyderabad on Sunday and after sustained interrogation put under arrest. The youths were on Monday produced in a local court which remanded them in judicial custody.The youths, related to former president of Student Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) late Syed Salahuddin, were booked on charges under sections of IPC 121 (of waging, or attempting to wage war, or abetting waging of war, against the government), 121-A (conspiracy to wage war against government), 120 (B) (criminal conspiracy), and also under relevant sections of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Police is expected to seek their custody tomorrow for further investigation and examine witnesses. Sources said the trio have reportedly confessed to have jihadi ideology and in this regard they entered into criminal conspiracy and tried to go to Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Palestine via Kashmir for furtherance of unlawful activities and in order to join hands with jihadi forces of ISIS/ISIL to wage war against states – India or elsewhere.They also confessed to have decided to meet Asiyan Andrabi, chief of Dukhtaran-e-Millat in Kashmir and seek her help to cross the border to enter PoK.last_img read more

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Belgian delegation meets Gujarat CM to explore new business avenues

first_imgSince March 2017, Brussels Airline has commenced connectivity from Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport to Brussels Airport five times a week with a direct flight. From Ahmedabad, smooth connections are possible to Belgium, via Mumbai, through a code share partnership with Air India. In regard to the same, the delegation of Belgian companies led by Secretary of State for Foreign Trade, Pieter De Crem was on an economic mission in Mumbai and Ahmedabad recently.The delegation visited the GIFT City in Ahmedabad and met the Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani to underline the importance of Brussels Airlines flight to Belgium, via Mumbai and the relations between India and Belgium. The goal of the mission was to stress the economic importance of a connection between Belgium and India.“Belgium and India are close economic partners. I am convinced that the new direct Brussels Airlines flight between Mumbai and Brussels will make the trade partnership even stronger. This is why I am leading an economic mission to Mumbai to celebrate this new flight and to open up new opportunities for Belgian companies exporting to India,” said Pieter De Crem, Secretary of State for Foreign Trade.Speaking on the occasion, Bernard Gustin, CEO, Brussels Airlines, said, “India, is an important economic partner for Belgium and has a large leisure potential. The demand for direct flights for passengers as well as for cargo is high. With our new service, we offer the diamond- and travel industry direct flights, which are an important investment in our network expansion, but also in the economic relations between India and Belgium.”last_img read more

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Arizona Cardinal Patrick Peterson isnt your ordin

first_imgArizona Cardinal Patrick Peterson isn’t your ordinary punt returner. Last year, Peterson averaged 15.9 yards per return and tied a single season record with four punts taken back for touchdowns, including a 99-yard return. However, this year Peterson has not been able to return a single punt for a touchdown and is averaging a mediocre 9.8 yards per return. Cardinals Special teams coach Kevin Spencer told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf Friday that he thinks Peterson feels he is obligated to take it back every time he touches the ball, and as a result, has been pressing this season. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 0 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact “We forget, he is still a young kid,” Spencer said. “He might have a superman outfit on under the uniform, but he is still a young man and he is still subject to the different pressures that guys go through.” According to Spencer, Peterson was close on two of his three attempts in the Cardinals’ last game against the St. Louis Rams. He is also confident Peterson is in a better place mentally. center_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more

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Related Summer season begins at Manchester Airport

first_img RelatedSummer season begins at Manchester AirportApproximately 300,000 passengers passed through Manchester Airport during the Easter bank holiday weekend.Monarch makes Manchester rock of Gibraltar servicesMonarch has been placed into administration and all Monarch search results have been removed from Skyscanner. You can find more information and advice here.Remain in the UK: The best cities in Britain to visit in 2019Seeking a city break without spending a lot of cash? Given the current political and economic situation post-Brexit vote, you might want to consider a staycation if you’re looking to get the best value from your hard-earned ££. Yes there’s London and Edinburgh, but what about Nottingham or Liverpool? There… Large numbers of people are expected to welcome Manchester Airport’s first Airbus A380 when it touches down on September 1st.The world’s largest airliner, known as the ‘superjumbo’, will land at the north-west airport at 12.25 BST in what will be a world first for a regional airport.Visitors hopeful of witnessing the spectacle are being told to arrive at Manchester Airport’s Runway Visitor Park from 08:00, with the aircraft due to take off again at approximately 15:30.Andrew Cornish, Manchester Airport’s managing director, said it is “a once in a lifetime opportunity” and likened it to the Concorde’s last flight from the airport.”We’re looking forward to welcoming thousands of people to the airport to be a part of this historic event, especially in the school holidays and with the park being voted one of the top tourist attractions for the north-west,” he commented.Earlier this month, a Twitter survey organised by AirGate Solutions ranked Manchester the world’s number one airport, with London Heathrow coming a close second.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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Grace Bay Club unveils The Estate – a collection

first_imgGrace Bay Club unveils The Estate – a collection of 22 custom-designed ultra elegant residences concluding the $250 million expansion and renovation of the boutique resort in Turks and Caicos. All residences are oceanfront and boast 11 foot ceilings, elegant full service kitchens, a dining room, media room, expansive terraces and exclusive access to a 25-yard Infinity Lap Pool and poolside restaurant and lounge,Krave.Guests of The Estate will enjoy exclusive amenities, services and facilities with all the traditional comforts of home including: Very Important Kids programs, a 24-hour personal concierge, afternoon tea, poolside cabanas and lounges and priority access to all the facilities and restaurants at Grace Bay Club.Room categories range in size from 800-7000 sq. feet and include: junior; three-bedroom premier; three bedroom beach level with private plunge pool; four-bedroom premier; four-bedroom beach level with private plunge pool and the four-bedroom penthouse residence with private elevator access and outdoor Jacuzzi.Rates range from $800-$10,000/night depending on season and category.First guests may be eligible for a $2,000 airline credit for bookings made in any three or four Bedroom Residence for a 3-night stay and receive complimentary food & beverage from Feb. 12 through April 30, 2009.www.gracebayclub.comlast_img read more

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