Elsipogtog Chief NB Premier keep talks going as blockade continues

first_img(New Brunswick Premier David Alward speaks to reporters Sunday following meeting with Elsipogtog Chief Arren Sock. Photo: Andrea Schmidt special to APTN)APTN National News MONCTON–Elsipogtog Chief, NB Premier keep talks going as blockade continuesA round of high-level talks between New Brunswick Premier David Alward and Elsipogtog Chief Arren Sock have begun with the aim of ending a more than week-long anti-fracking blockade on a highway in the northern part of the province.Alward and Sock both emerged from the three hour meeting saying that talks would continue Monday. The premier and chief, however, addressed reporters separately, indicating both sides are still far apart.“What I am pleased about today is we were at the table,” said Alward. “That discussion will continue…we see the importance of developing our province and our economy for the long term and that is the work we have started to bring forward.”The crux of the dispute centres around the operations of a company called SWN Resources Canada that is exploring for shale gas. Elsipogtog residents, along with people from surrounding communities, want to stop the exploration because it would likely lead to fracking which they believe threatens the environment.“We want the company out of our province and the province wants to do business with the company,” said Sock. “I am still hopeful and the premier has been very receptive to our issues…we might be able to get some sort of compromise.”The meeting Monday is expected to be held in Fredericton.Controversy erupted mid-meeting after the Mi’kmaq Warrior Society issued a statement saying they had been cut out of a promised place at the discussion table. The warriors said anyone representing the warrior society at the meeting did not have the group’s authorization.Elsipogtog War Chief John Levi attended the meeting.A band official said the matter was internal and would be sorted out. There was also talk by some at the blockade that the chief should walk away from the negotiating table.APTN National News has learned that Alward’s office refused to meet with any delegates from the warrior society who hail from outside of Kent County, which is the region covering Elsipogtog First Nation and the anti-fracking blockade.Sunday’s meeting comes days after a New Brunswick judge handed down an injunction against an ongoing blockade on Route 135, in Rexton, NB, which sits about 80 kilometres north of Moncton and about 15 kilometres northeast of Elsipogtog First Nation.RCMP vehicles have sealed off the blockade on both sides. The site sits next to a compound holding several exploration vehicles belonging to SWN.The injunction had not been served at the blockade as of this article’s posting.news@aptn.calast_img read more

Parties to UN treaty on biodiversity meet to draft plan for access

2 April 2009Some 500 participants gathered in Paris today to begin talks aimed at finalizing a pact which will allow international researchers and scientists access to plant and animal genetic resources, in compliance with the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The CBD had a 2010 target date for achieving a significant reduction in the rate of loss of the world’s plant and animal species at the global, regional and national level, and is the international framework for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and the equitable sharing of its benefits.The CBD, which is signed by 191 States, recognizes the sovereignty of nations over their natural resources, and parties to the Convention have the authority to determine physical access to genetic resources in areas within their jurisdiction. Parties also have the obligation to take appropriate measures to ensure the sharing of benefits derived from the use of their genetic resources. Access to these resources in exchange for the fair and equitable sharing of benefits can contribute to further research and development with a positive impact on human well-being through the use of genetic resources in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, agriculture among other sectors.The seventh meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and Benefit-sharing, which concludes on 8 April, is the first of three mandated by the Conference of the Parties to the CBD to finalize the negotiation of the international regime before their next meeting in October 2010 in Nagoya, Japan. read more

Repatriation of extremist fighters and families to Kazakhstan welcomed by UN rights

Remarking that the humanitarian initiative taken by Kazakhstan “safeguards the rights of vulnerable children and their mothers”, Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms, called on other States in the region to follow suit.Highlighting the pivotal role of Kazakhstan, the UN rights expert said in the statement that the country “has illustrated that it is practical and realistic to bring out women and children, and that the remaining responsibility to do so lies with multiple States”.The UN rights expert added that this step “shows much needed leadership on the critical global issue” but raised concerns regarding Kazakhstan’s national law covering terrorism and extremism which often targets civil society groups, and “called on the Government to allow them to carry out activities as protected by international law”.She also underlined her deep concerns that “religious minorities were subject to persistent and harsh application of domestic terrorism law”.“The use of extremism laws against political groups and critical voices is a worrisome practice and detracts from the genuine and much-needed work globally of addressing distinct and certain terrorism challenges as defined by international law,” Ms. Ní Aoláin added, after concluding an eight-day visit to the country.De-radicalisation methods in prisons and at the community-level cause for concernSpeaking on her concerns about the fairness of investigations and closed trials in cases of terrorism and extremism, Ms. Ní Aoláin said that “given the wide and problematic definitions of extremism under domestic law, such programming when based on religious or political identity contradicts fundamental human rights protections and raises clear concerns about discrimination directed at vulnerable groups”.The Special Rapporteur called on all organisations working on issues of de-radicalisation in Kazakhstan, to fully implement human rights obligations in their work.“Kazakhstan has a unique opportunity in this time of political transition to recalibrate its laws, to open up civil society space, to build on its long and deep tradition of religious pluralism and tolerance and to avoid the pitfall of using security as a means to limit the democratic and vibrant development of society as a whole,” Ms. Ní Aoláin concluded.Terrorism as a global threatIn a report presented to the Security Council earlier this year, the UN Office of Counter-terrorism (UNOCT) said that ISIL terrorists remained a global threat – with the additional challenge posed by foreign terrorist fighters who either are leaving conflict zones, or those who are returning, or about to be released from prison at home.In this context, radicalization in prison settings, is seen as a “particular challenge in Europe and Iraq” said the head of UNOCT, Vladimir Voronkov, emphasizing that the “recent ISIL losses should not lead to any complacency at any level.”Earlier this month, the UNOCT launched a new programme aimed at improving the tracking of suspected terrorists, designed to help countries to detect foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs). read more

49ers QB Nick Mullens prepares for Seattle crowd

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Long before Nick Mullens took the field as an NFL quarterback, he prepared for the moment he’d play in a loud road stadium by downloading crowd noise and blaring it on his headphones as he practiced calling out plays in his apartment.That preparation will be put to the test this week when Mullens makes his second career road start for the San Francisco 49ers at Seattle in front of the loudest road crowd in the league.“I’ve played in a lot of the most prominent stadiums in the country as far as college football goes,” said Mullens, who pointed to games in college at Nebraska, Alabama and LSU as the most challenging crowds he’s faced.“Obviously, it has the reputation that it has in CenturyLink, and it’s going to be cool to play there.”Mullens’ first road start for the 49ers (2-9) wasn’t a successful one. He went 18 for 32 for 221 yards with one touchdown, two interceptions and four sacks in a 27-9 loss to Tampa Bay last week. There were a handful of issues with hearing the play call from coach Kyle Shanahan in his helmet headset and Mullens had to rush to the sideline once to get the play and burn two timeouts on other occasions.Mullens had his lowest marks in yardage, completion percentage and passer rating out of his three career starts as the Niners struggled to get much of anything going against a defence that has been the worst in the league at defending against the pass.“It was very frustrating,” Mullens said. “We just never got on a rhythm. But, you watch the film and you see where you can improve and that’s why we’re so excited about this week.”Mullens had a record-setting debut against Oakland when he joined Hall of Famers Jim Kelly and Fran Tarkenton as the only players with at least 250 yards passing, three touchdown passes and no interceptions in their first career game. He also had the most efficient debut since the merger for a player with at least 20 attempts, posting a 151.9 rating in the 34-3 win.He followed that up by throwing four interceptions and two touchdowns in losses to the Giants and Tampa Bay and now must face a much more difficult defence and a more challenging environment in Seattle.“I think Nick handles pressure pretty well,” Shanahan said. “He handled it well in Tampa. We just didn’t play very good. So, there’s a difference in that. Nick’s been the same guy since he’s been here. I don’t think he’s going to freak out just because it’s loud. Whether you do good or bad doesn’t mean that you freaked out or you were poised. It’s harder. It’ll be more of a challenge. We’ll practice all week at it. The better he plays, the better we play around him, the easier the challenge will be.”NOTES: WR Marquise Goodwin remains away from the team to tend to an undisclosed personal matter. … C Weston Richburg (knee) and T Joe Staley (veteran) also missed practice, while DB D.J. Reed (foot) will miss the game this week.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLJosh Dubow, The Associated Press read more

Its Official Lance Armstrong Stripped of 7 Tour de

Lance Armstrong‘s historic straight Tour de France cycling championships never happened. That’s what the UCI, the international governing body of the sport, said in its scathing support of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s report that Armstrong used performance-enhancing drugs in a wide-ranging fashion during his legendary career.His career is now notorious.Once considered the greatest rider in Tour history, the American was cast aside like a flat tire by his sport Monday, formally stripped of his seven titles and banned for life for his involvement in what U.S. sports authorities describe as a massive doping program that tainted all of his greatest triumphs. The Tour de France wants the prize money he received back. Professionally, it cannot get much worse for Armstrong.“Lance Armstrong has no place in cycling, and he deserves to be forgotten in cycling,” said Pat McQuaid, president of the International Cycling Union. “This is a landmark day for cycling.”McQuaid announced that his group, known as UCI, accepted sanctions imposed by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and would not appeal them to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. McQuaid said he was “sickened” by some of the evidence detailed by USADA in its 200-page report and hundreds of pages of supporting testimony and documents.The condemnation by cycling’s most senior official confirmed Armstrong’s pariah status, after the UCI had backed Armstrong at times in trying to seize the doping investigation from USADA. McQuaid said the UCI endorsed a lifelong ban for Armstrong after almost two weeks studying the American agency’s evidence, and will meet Friday to discuss going after his 2000 Olympic bronze medal.Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme said he no longer considers Armstrong to be a champion from 1999 to 2005 and wants him to pay back his prize money.“We wish that there is no winner for this period,” he said in Paris. “For us, very clearly, the titles should remain blank. Effectively, we wish for these years to remain without winners.”Armstrong’s representatives had no immediate comment, but the rider was defiant in August as he chose not to fight USADA in one of the agency’s arbitration hearings. He argued the process was rigged against him.“I know who won those seven Tours, my teammates know who won those seven Tours, and everyone I competed against knows who won those seven Tours,” Armstrong said then. “The toughest event in the world where the strongest man wins. Nobody can ever change that.” read more

Judge highlights Citys excessive drink and drugs culture as he jails trader

first_imgCity trader Daniel Green, 26, leaves the Old Bailey in LondonCredit:David Mirzoeff/PA Wire The woman rang her best friend from the office and she alerted police, who arrested Green, of Walthamstow, east London.Green insisted the sex was consensual but he stopped when she began to cry as he thought his 10in (25cm) penis was causing pain.He said: “Maybe my penis was hurting her. I always have difficulty when it comes to having sex with girls. I find my penis is hard to penetrate females.”The defendant said his penis was 10in (25cm) long and around 4in (10cm) in girth, demonstrating for the jury with his hand.Prosecutor Timothy Forster dismissed Green’s account, saying he had treated his victim like a “piece of meat”.He told jurors: “You perhaps do not need to know the truth of what was going through Mr Green’s mind. He was a new member of the company. 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. Most of the StratX men went home after the mood soured as the woman’s companion complained her stash of cocaine had gone missing because she was reluctant to share it.The woman, who cannot be identified, was left in the office with Green, her friend and another StratX employee who tried to rekindle the party atmosphere.But she told jurors she became tired and decided to take a nap under a desk, intending to catch the first train home because she did not have enough money for a taxi.Wiping away tears, she described how she awoke to find Green “tugging” her trousers down and asked him “What the f*** are you doing?”. “He was suddenly in this world where everyone was drinking and taking cocaine. To a certain extent he might feel he wants to impress people.”The barrister said the defendant had been jealous that the alleged victim’s female friend was getting close to his co-worker and had acted because he was “frustrated and humiliated in front of his new work colleagues”.The jury took six hours to find Green guilt of rape by a majority of 11 to 1.Jailing him, Recorder Michael Wood QC told him: “I do not punish you for what seems to be City culture of excessive drink and casual use of drugs when you go out socialising.”He told Green he may have been “coming down from the cocaine” he had taken when he wandered around the office, peering at the victim sleeping before raping her.He said the defendant had shown no remorse and behaved with “a degree of arrogance” when he gave evidence in court.The Recorder ordered that he be put on the sexual offenders’ register for an indefinite period.Detective Inspector Anne Medlycott from the City of London Police said: “This was a predatory attack on a vulnerable young woman, who will have to live with what has happened to her for the rest of her life.”Green has shown no remorse for his actions, putting the victim through the trauma of a trial, and we hope this verdict will bring some comfort to the brave survivor of this life-changing crime.”We praise her courage in reporting it to us and we encourage other victims to do the same.” City trader Daniel Green, 26, leaves the Old Bailey in London A judge has highlighted the City’s “excessive” culture of drink and drug-taking as he jailed a trader for raping a young woman after a cocaine-fuelled office party.Daniel Green, 26, was found guilty of attacking the woman, in her 20s, after she had curled up to sleep under a desk in the early hours of May 16 2015.The pair had met during after-work drinks in the City of London and gone back with a group of Green’s colleagues to the StratX stockbrokers’ offices near Monument, where he had only just started work.While there, partygoers danced on desks to music, drank champagne and took lines of cocaine into the early hours. Daniel Green in custodyCredit:PA Daniel Green in custody Daniel Green faces 6 years in prison Daniel Green faces 6 years in prisonCredit:FACEBOOK I was still trying to wriggle away, doing anything I could to stop that. I guess I was in a state of shock at what was happening.Victim “At that point I remember just trying to crawl forward to get away. I knew what was going to happen. I remember being pulled back,” she told the jury.”The next thing I remember was Daniel raping me.”I was still trying to wriggle away, doing anything I could to stop that. I guess I was in a state of shock at what was happening. I was just trying to say no and get across this is something I don’t want to happen.”I just kept saying ‘No, no, no, no, no, no’ but it absolutely didn’t stop anything.”He was making sexual noises, making me feel horrible, so I burst into tears. After realising I was not going to get away and this was actually happening, I started crying, and at that point – it seemed so bizarre as he’d said absolutely nothing before – he said ‘Oh shit, she’s crying’.”He got off then. I was just distraught. Then he was out of the office really quickly.”last_img read more

Ben Stokes found not guilty of affray after street brawl outside Bristol

England cricketer Ben Stokes has been cleared of affray after jurors accepted he was acting in self-defence during an alcohol-fuelled street brawl.Stokes, 27, insisted he was defending his friend Alex Hales and two gay men when he launched a barrage of punches at a fire brigade worker and an Afghanistan war veteran.However, the England all-rounder and his teammate Hales, who was never charged, could still face a ban from cricket after one of the most damaging scandals in the national game’s history.Jurors took two hours and 40 minutes to accept evidence that the all-rounder was defending himself during a sustained outbreak of violence which left two men unconscious.Stokes accepts punching Afghanistan war veteran Ryan Hale, 27, to the ground and then hitting Ryan Ali, who was left with a broken eye socket. The trial heard Stokes acted like a "football hooligan" on the night out The first images of the violence show Ali waving a glass bottle towards Mr Hales before delivering a glancing blow to Mr Barry’s shoulder.“As soon as I see Mr Ali swing the bottle and physically hit them that’s when I took the decision to get involved,” Stokes claimed.“I was trying to stop Mr Ali doing damage to anybody with a glass bottle.” Ben Stokes was supported at court by his wife ClareCredit:Hannah McKay/Reuters The incident took place outside Mbargo nightclub in Bristol  Afghanistan war veteran Ryan Hale, 27, was also punched to the groundCredit:Avon and Somerset Police/PA Show more Ben Stokes was supported at court by his wife Clare Ali, his co-defendant, was also found not guilty over the 2.30am attack outside a Bristol nightclub last September.Stokes shook Mr Ali’s hand after the verdicts were returned.Mr Ali said as he left court: “I’m very relieved. I’m glad it’s all over. That’s all I have to say at this time.”Tony Miles, solicitor for Mr Ali and Mr Hale, added: “Both our clients are delighted this is over. They just want to get on with their lives.” Ali denied his version, saying he could only remember banter with Mr O’Connor and Mr Barry.He was unable to explain a scene showing Mr Barry touching Ali around the groin before trying to take his arm.He told jurors the England cricketer “was very angry and looking for someone to pick on”.Both Stokes and Ali claim they were acting in self-defence and blamed each other for being the aggressor.The footageCCTV of the fight was captured on cameras located around the Clifton Triangle area – a popular nightspot in Bristol. Mr Cunningham said Stokes insulted his tattoos and teeth in a foul-mouthed rant.The cricketer then became “aggressive” and was “obviously upset” after his offer of £300 to get back into the venue was refused.  The trial heard Stokes acted like a “football hooligan” on the night outCredit:Aaron Chown/PA “Ben Stokes will now join the England squad for the 3rd Specsavers Test against India, which starts at Trent Bridge on Saturday.“Considerable detail has been heard in this week-long court case and, in due course, there will be a range of matters for the Board to fully consider.” Stokes and Ali tussled and fell to the floor and when he got back to his feet Mr Hale was standing in front of him.“I felt under threat by these two and felt I had to do whatever it was to keep myself and others around me safe,” Stokes said.Mr Hales, who had earlier kicked Ali in the head three times, then tried to grab Stokes, repeatedly begging his teammate to stop, telling him “Stokes, Stokes, that’s enough”. From left, England cricketers James Anderson, Jake Ball, Jack Knowles (CEO of Temptr), Alex Hales and Ben Stokes during a night out in Bristol, Credit: Jack Knowles/Temptr Jimmy Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Plunkett, Jake Ball and Alex Hales had started drinking beers with Stokes at their hotel bar at around 7pm.The party eventually decided to continue their celebrations at a late night bar, taking a taxi at 11.25pm to Mbargo on Bristol’s Clifton Triangle.Ball, who was drinking with Stokes, insisted: “It wasn’t a wild night out.”But shortly before 1am, they left Mbargo and went to another club called Pryzm.The bar was quiet. Some chose to go home, but Hales and Stokes returned to Mbargo.Conflicting evidenceStokes’ denied claims his mood darkened after nightclub bouncer Andrew Cunningham refused to let him back into Mbargo. The altercation involving Stokes was captured on CCTV footage “There is a period of about one and a half minutes which is not covered by any footage with the consequence that the footage does not show exactly how the fight began,” Mr Corsellis said. Alex Hales was with Ben Stokes when the fight took place outside Mbargo nightclubCredit:Avon and Somerset Police/PA The spokesman said Stokes had been a victim of “pre-determined guilt” and denied claims he was under a curfew on the night of the brawl.  Ryan Ali suffered a broken eye socket following the fightCredit:Avon and Somerset Police/PA In the conversation with police recorded on body-worn camera, the prosecution claimed Stokes mouthed at Hales and winked at him.Mr Hales, meanwhile, initially told police he arrived after officers, but Gordon Cole QC, representing Stokes,  asked jurors to consider whether the Nottinghamshire batsman’s kicks were responsible for Ali’s broken eye socket.Mr Hale was found not guilty last week of affray by the jury on direction of the judge.Avon and Somerset Police said in a statement: “We carried out a thorough independent investigation into the events of  25 September  before passing a comprehensive file of evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service which subsequently made the decision to charge. “Having reviewed the evidence, the jury has concluded the actions of the defendants did not amount to affray and we respect this decision.” The altercation involving Stokes was captured on CCTV footageCredit:Avon and Somerset Police/PA The incident took place outside Mbargo nightclub in Bristol Credit:Steve Parsons/PA Football hooligansBefore violence flared, Stokes had downed at least 10 drinks – jägerbombs, vodka and beers – while celebrating with teammates.Student Max Wilson said Stokes, Hales and the other men involved in the fight were behaving like football hooligans.“They were clearly drunk,” he said. Police body cam footage showed the moment Stokes was arrested in Bristol city centre  From left, England cricketers James Anderson, Jake Ball, Jack Knowles (CEO of Temptr), Alex Hales and Ben Stokes during a night out in Bristol,  During the row over re-entry to the club, Stokes is said to have told Mr Cunningham: “Look at the state of your teeth… they make you look like a c—.”Stokes had no recollection of the exchange, instead insisting he was joking about his own bad tattoos.As they waited outside, Stokes and Hales were joined by Mr O’Connor and Mr Barry, who were apparently leaving the club.Mr Cunningham claimed Stokes mimicked their mannerisms and voices. CCTV footage appeared to show Stokes flicking his cigarette at the pair. Doorman Andrew Cunningham told the court he was verbally abused by Stokes Stokes refused to answer questions as he walked away from the court with his wife and legal team.Stokes, who had been drinking heavily and smoking, denied claims he was enraged after a spat with a doorman who had refused to allow him and Hales back into a nightclub hours after England had beaten the West Indies in a one-day international. Instead, he told how he was leaping to the defence of two clubbers, Kai Barry and William O’Connor, but the Crown claimed CCTV evidence indicated he was mocking the “flamboyant” pair. Gordon Cole QC, representing Stokes, asked jurors to take into account the “blows, kicks and/or stamps” carried out by Nottinghamshire batsman Hales as they weighed up whether Stokes was to blame for Ali’s broken eye socket.As the jury of six men and six women returned its verdict, Stokes staggered forward in the dock, and puffed out his cheeks as the foreman delivered his not guilty verdict. Wife Claire sobbing in the public gallery.The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced this afternoon that Stokes would join the England squad for the third test against India. A spokesperson said: “Now that the legal proceedings have concluded, the disciplinary process for Ben Stokes and Alex Hales can be scheduled by the Cricket Discipline Commission [CDC]. Hales escapes chargesVideo taken in hospital later shows Ali with a bulging, bruised and bloodied eye socket. He also snapped a tooth.Mr Hale suffered a “1.5in laceration to his forehead”, while Stokes had no obvious injuries apart from a swelling on his right hand.After police arrived at the scene, Stokes is recorded telling officers he got involved with the fight because Ali and Mr Hale “were abusing my friends for being gay”. Mr Cunningham claims Hales intervened by saying: “Stokesy, don’t do that.”Stokes, however, denied the claims, insisting they were exchanging “banter” about his £695 white leather shoes.He added: “I don’t remember every little detail which has gone on that night.”The missing minute that sparked the fightThe brawl erupted shortly after 2.32am – but the true cause of the fight may never be known.Ali, who Stokes would end up fighting, had drunk six or seven Jack Daniel’s and Cokes, and in CCTV footage is seen walking out of the club with Mr Hale, followed by Mr O’Connor and Mr Barry. Ryan Ali suffered a broken eye socket following the fight Doorman Andrew Cunningham told the court he was verbally abused by StokesCredit:Ben Birchall/PA Police body cam footage showed the moment Stokes was arrested in Bristol city centre Credit:Avon and Somerset Police/PA When asked if he had become “enraged” at any point during the incident, Stokes replied that it was a “difficult question to answer”.The 6ft 2in sportsman added: “I didn’t know they could be carrying more weapons on them.“They could decide to attack me at any time if I was to turn my back on either of these two. At all times I felt under threat from these two.” Appearing outside court, Stokes’ spokesman said the cricketer had been minding his own business before violence flared. Alex Hales was with Ben Stokes when the fight took place outside Mbargo nightclub Afghanistan war veteran Ryan Hale, 27, was also punched to the ground Stokes said he and Hales were trying to find a nearby casino on his teammate’s iPhone map.He said he shouted at Ali and Hale to stop insulting the two gay men.”Leave it out…you shouldn’t be taking the piss because they’re gay,” Stokes claims he said.He claimed Ali then turned his brown beer bottle upside down and shouted: “F— off or I’ll bottle you”.During cross-examination, however, Stokes was unable to remember exactly what was said to spark his intervention. 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. read more

New patented tool prevents dropped fasteners

first_imgThere are more than 50,000 OSHA recordable incidents involving “struck by falling object” every year in the USA, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s one injury caused by a dropped object roughly every 10 minutes.   Many of these injuries are significant and some fatal.  The cost of accidents and the effects on the worker and company are well documented.  But what about the cost of a near miss or an incident that damages expensive machinery?  A new tool has been developed to help reduce incidents of dropped fasteners and the related costs.The patented Washer and Nut Keeper is a flexible rubber socket set that can be loaded with any combination of nuts, bolts or washers of a given size. Once loaded, the fasteners stay in the flexible socket and in perfect alignment for starting them either in a tapped hole or on a stud or bolt.  The flexible socket has ribs for easy gripping.  Once the fastener stack is started, the Washer and Nut Keeper is removed and the final torqueing is done with conventional sockets or wrenches.What is the cost of a dropped fastener? It could be as little as the time it takes a staff member to leave the work station and find the fastener or, if dropped in a machine such as a pump or into a process, it could be catastrophic — ruining expensive equipment or product quality.  What if it was a specialty fastener and the last one on hand?  Is it reasonable to risk final assembly while short one fastener, or is the project put on hold until a replacement is found?While in most cases being struck by a falling fastener isn’t lethal, OSHA calculates the direct cost to the employer for a lost time injury due to a contusion is over $27,000. If a worker is just one floor up and drops a fastener, it can take several minutes to retrieve the fastener and try again.  Even at a total labour cost of just $50/h, says RToddS Engineering, “that’s a couple of dollars or more every time a nut, washer or bolt is dropped — assuming that it can be found again!  When trying to start a combination of fasteners (for example, a nut, flat washer and lock washer) in hard-to-reach locations or at an awkward work position, it’s not uncommon for there to be multiple mishaps before they are started without dropping or cross-threading them.”The Washer and Nut Keeper can help solve this age-old problem, improving safety and productivity at the same time. Fasteners can be preloaded into the flexible sockets before work is started to ensure the proper sequence of fasteners and speed up site work.  Gloves can be worn while using the device to reduce lacerations, which OSHA estimates the direct cost to the employer at over $19,000 per incident.Each socket is designed with a series of cavities that securely hold the fasteners in place, and the base has an opening for a standard ratchet drive or extension. A Washer and Nut Keeper can be designed for any combination of standard, metric or specialty fasteners.  A typical set of eight is a ¼ inch through ¾ inch set for US Standard and SAE fasteners.   The Washer and Nut Keeper is protected by US patent 9,416,810 B2 and foreign patents pending.last_img read more

Margaretta DArcy in good spirits in Limerick Prison

first_imgTHE 79-YEAR-OLD PEACE protester jailed last week yesterday received a visit from the wife of President Michael D Higgins.Sabina Higgins paid a visit to jailed Margaretta D’Arcy, who told anti-war campaigners that she wanted to “continue her conversation with the State”.D’Arcy was last week jailed for three months, having refused to sign a bond that pledged not to enter restricted areas of Shannon Airport.D’Arcy was protesting the use of the airport by the US military.A statement by anti-war campaigners Shannonwatch said that D’Arcy was “in good spirits”, but had no intention of pledging to end her protests.“With regard to signing any documents or bonds that could lead to her release from prison she was adamant that she will only sign such undertakings if the Irish Government takes steps to end the US military use of Shannon airport. Margaretta does appreciate that support and solidarity that she is receiving but wants to emphasise that the real issue is the misuse of Shannon airport, not Margaretta D’Arcy.The group is holding two weekly protests, on Wednesday afternoons outside the Dáil and Fridays outside Limerick Prison, until D’Arcy is released.Aras an Uachtaráin earlier told RTÉ’s Six One that the visit by Mrs Higgins was a “private and personal” visit.Read: Protest being held condemning the jailing of Margaretta D’ArcyRead: 79-year-old jailed for three months over Shannon protestlast_img read more

Decision to stock ATMs with €10 notes welcomed

first_imgATMS ACROSS IRELAND will soon start dispensing €10 notes as part of the National Payments Plan, it was revealed today.Spokesperson for the Central Bank told TheJournal.ie that the change will come into effect after the summer.He also confirmed that €10 notes will not be available from every ATM – just a percentage.The move has been welcomed by Labour TD Ciarán Lynch who has lobbied the Central Bank on the issue to ensure those on tight budgets have access to all of their money.“Currently the minimum withdrawal from ATMs is €20, and it can even be difficult to find a machine that dispenses this amount. For those who are on lower incomes, this limits the access they have to their money.”He says he hopes the plan will be extended to all ATMs around the country.“While this development will benefit all ATM users, it will have the biggest impact on lower income families, and I am glad that consideration is being given to the harsh realities many families are facing, where budgets are extremely tight and access to all available funds is crucial.”The spokesperson for the Central Bank said the regulator believes the decision will be beneficial for both consumers and retailers.There are currently no plans to introduce smaller denominations to ATMs.OECD report recommends mandatory pensions for private workerslast_img read more

Samsungs backup plan Tizen 20 demo proves it can compete with Android

first_imgSamsung has been proudly showing off progress on Tizen, the open-source Android alternative project it’s been shepherding since 2011. Its latest time in the spotlight shows that Tizen can indeed do all the things you’d expect a mobile OS to be able to do — and that includes shopping for and playing popular casual games.Ecosystems continue to be a huge factor in the success of a mobile OS. iOS and Android still lead the way, and Windows Phone has gained a lot of ground. BlackBerry continues to struggle. Firefox OS is taking a different approach, of course, by putting the entirety of the mobile web on display as “apps.” Does Tizen really stand a chance?Sure it does, as long as the company keeps showing off popular titles like Cut The Rope and Gameloft’s Asphalt7 running on Tizen. Samsung is the top seller of mobile phones in the world, and its Wave 3 devices with the in-house Bada OS enjoyed plenty of success when they launched two years ago. Samsung’s brand clout has grown considerably since then, and it’s not hard to imagine a Galaxy device with Tizen getting a warm reception from the public — provided it can deliver the apps, too.Tizen’s cutting-edge HTML5 support should ensure that it can match Firefox OS in terms of mobile web apps. HTML5 is something that the Tizen Association has been bullish on ever since the evolution from Meego began. The Tizen 2.0 release is also packed with new developer goodies, and it’s clear that Samsung understands the importance enticing top-flight studios to build for Tizen. The company has mentioned adding BlackBerry-style support for running Android apps in the future, but that could remain plan b if Samsung can prove Tizen can stand on its own and attract developers without dangling a compatibility layer.The fact that so many carrier are already involved with Tizen development won’t hurt it’s chances to succeed, either. With NTT DoCoMo’s director of marketing chairing the Association and big names like Orange, Vodafone, Sprint, SK Telecom and KT (Korea Telecom) on board, it’s not hard to imagine a flood of Tizen phones on retail shelves over the next couple of years.It’s already trickled out that Google isn’t too happy about Samsung’s Android dominance. It’s starting to feel a bit like the Galaxy brand carries more weight with the public, after all. And with Samsung showing off how capable Tizen 2.0 really is, you can almost hear the Google execs snapping their pencils in Mountain View.last_img read more

Google Shopping Express same day delivery experiment begins

first_imgToday, Google has announced it is kicking off an experiment that will allow a small number of people to receive goods they order through a new Google storefront on the same day.It’s called Google Shopping Express, and for the moment it will be limited to the San Francisco Bay Area. More specifically, Google says you are eligible to take part if you live in the city of San Francisco or the Peninsula from San Mateo to San Jose.The stores taking part in the experiment include American Eagle Outfitters, Office Depot, Staples, Target, Walgreens, Toys”R”Us, Blue Bottle Coffee, Palo Alto Toy & Sport, Raley’s Nob Hill Foods, and a few others. But importantly, you won’t be visiting those stores online directly to order, rather Google has created a single location from which to order all these goods online.Anything you order will be delivered the same day depending on what time you order. The details of cut off points for same day dispatch haven’t been made public yet, but you will have to choose a delivery window, which currently include Anytime Today, 10am-2pm, 2pm-6pm, and 6pm-9pm.It looks like Google intends to roll out Shopping Express as a subscription service. If you are eligible and sign up now you will get six months of free and unlimited same day deliveries. The pricing for subscriptions is another thing Google is still figuring out, but it’s sure to be popular if it means getting your goods that much faster even if it does come at a premium.If you’re interested, you can sign up to be a tester on the Google Shopping Express page.last_img read more

Court casts doubt over migrant citizenship law

first_imgThe Council of State, Greece’s highest administrative court, cast doubt on Tuesday on recent legislation that granted citizenship and voting rights to second-generation immigrants living in the country. Known as the Ragousis law, after Interior Minister Yiannis Ragousis, who drew it up, legislation passed through Parliament in early 2010 allowed those who had been born to immigrant parents that had been living in Greece legally for five years to obtain Greek citizenship as long as they had studied at a Greek school for at least six years. The legislation was opposed by New Democracy and its leader Antonis Samaras. The Council of State questioned in a ruling on Tuesday whether these criteria were suitable for deciding a person’s citizenship and whether stronger ties with Greece should be required. The court also deemed unconstitutional the part of the law that allows non-Greek citizens to vote and stand as candidates in local and regional elections. Judges said there had to be a constitutional review for this legislation to apply. The Council of State ruled on the matter after a Greek citizen lodged a complaint about the Ragousis law in April 2010. The ruling will not automatically lead to the law being repealed as it could be appealed at the Supreme Court. Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

6 Easy Tips to cure your skin dryness

first_imgPeople often complain of skin dryness and opt for varied beauty products to cure it. Avoiding long, hot shower bath or drinking at least two litres of water can help you rid the problem. Femalefirst.co.uk shares tips to take care of dry skin.Avoid long, hot shower bath – True, that hot water bath relieves stress but it can also make your skin dry. Hot water reduces natural oils from body much faster than lukewarm or cold water.Use a gentle cleanser or shower gel with moisturiser – Cleanser or nice shower gels make skin smoother and removes dryness. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Use good moisturiser – If face is moisturisd properly using a good moisturiser, it helps make skin soft and smooth. Moisturisers lock in moisture and help reduce dryness.Drink plenty of water – Experts recommended to drink two litres of water every day. Drinking plenty of water will ensure your body can produce  the minerals it needs to function properly. Eat healthy – Food items or ingredients like fish (salmon and sardines), flax and walnuts help maintain body’s natural oils. Eat food items, which contain Omega-3 acids that produce natural oil and minerals to keep your body healthy. Exfoliate – Dry skin can produce dead skin cells so it is important to exfoliate weekly to get rid of these cells so your body can produce new ones.last_img read more

History Search Ensures You Never Lose Web Pages or Documents

first_imgJuly 17, 2019 How Success Happens 2 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. How much is your time worth? The business world likes to say that “time is money,” and that is true, but time is also much more than that. It’s our greatest asset not only when it comes to work, but also in life. To waste your precious time searching for previously-visited webpages is a major time-suck, productivity killer, and just an all-around shame.History Search wants to relieve you of that frustration and save hours of your time by helping you find webpages, important articles, emails, and more quickly and effortlessly. Whether you’re looking for a specific website as a resource or your own online document on Google Docs, History Search reunites you with it. All you have to do is type in a date range or a few keywords describing what you’re looking for.Need to keep everything organized for future reference? There’s also a feature called Collections, which lets you group together websites and docs into a searchable folder.History Search also works on any popular browser and syncs your history and favorites across all browsers and devices, making your life infinitely easier. It’s not hard to see why 1,200 people upvoted the app on Product Hunt.Usually a one-year subscription would cost you $95.88, but right now you can save 50 percent and get a History Search Pro Plan for $47.88. Listen Nowlast_img read more

Future uncertain for shrimp trawling in Costa Rica

first_imgDespite an initial wave of support from environmentalists, Costa Rica’s planned shrimp trawling ban has come under fire over the past month, and now, with a new bill being drafted, it may be done away with altogether.The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, found the practice of shrimp trawling unconstitutional on Aug. 4, due to its damaging effects on the marine ecosystem. While the courts barred the Costa Rican Fisheries Institute (Incopesca) from issuing new shrimp trawling licenses, the 44 vessels with trawling permits granted before the ruling will be allowed to use them until they expire, the last of which is in 2019.While environmental groups celebrated, the shrimp fishing industry mobilized. A week after the ruling, shrimp trawlers clogged the main route from Caldera to Puntarenas, both on the central Pacific coast, blocking traffic for hours. That same day lawmaker Rodolfo Sotomayor, from the Social Christian Unity Party, introduced a bill that could, once again, make shrimp trawling legal.“Our intention is to regulate trawling using the parameters established by the courts in regards to sustainability and reason,” Sotomayor told Costa Rican news radio host Amelia Rueda the day of the bill’s announcement.That bill comes has the support of Incopesca – a semi-autonomous agency that has long supported industrial fishing – the Fishermen’s Union of Puntarenas and both the ministers of agriculture and livestock and labor. According Luís Dobles, Incopesca’s executive president, the draft hinges on a line in the Sala IV ruling that would allow for trawling if there was a “significant reduction” in the amount of bycatch.The trawlers currently licensed to operate in Costa Rica do so with almost no restrictions. Without bycatch limits, shrimp trawling boats are able to cast their nets over schools of any type of fish. This intentional “bycatch” is sometimes more valuable than the shrimp the vessels are licensed to catch, and depletes fisheries that support small-scale fishing operations.According to MarViva, the environmental organization that spearheaded the Sala IV lawsuit, shrimp make up slightly more than 13 percent of the species captured by trawling nets.“Right now without regulation we have no control over whether these fleets capture 30, 40, 50, even 70 percent bycatch,” Dobles told The Tico Times. “If we regulate it we can lower those numbers.”Bycatch caps, and depth and time limits are among the regulations on the table. Dobles said that internationally accredited inspectors would join trawlers on fishing trips to enforce the regulations.However, the use of inspectors in the past has been easily circumvented by industrial fishing fleets facing little enforcement, and promises of restrictions have done little to allay the fears of environmental groups and small-scale fishing operations that still oppose trawling.“They say they’ll make it sustainable,” said William Carrión, a member of the union for artisanal fishermen and fishing industry workers, “but we fishermen know that that isn’t possible; there isn’t a country in the world with the technology to make trawling a responsible and selective practice.”Trawling is widely regarded as one of the world’s most destructive fishing practices. In Costa Rica it is estimated that shrimp fisheries declined by more than 50 percent between 1997 and 2007. Other fisheries also have depleted, leaving 12,000 artisanal fishermen on the Pacific without jobs, according to MarViva.Fishing unions also have questioned Incopesca’s ability and will to enforce the regulations, based on a long history of the agency siding with industrial fleets on conservation issues.“Right now in the Gulf of Nicoya there are people fishing with illegal nets,” Carrión said. “If Incopesca can’t enforce the little regulation there is now, how will they be able to enforce all of these new regulations?”Complaints of unenforced regulations are nothing new for Incopesca. In 2009, the United States banned the import of Costa Rican shrimp after discovering that the regulatory agency failed to sanction vessels that did not use turtle excluder devices (TEDs) on their nets. More recently, illegal long-line fishing in the southern Pacific’s Golfo Dulce led to the deaths of more than 290 turtles. The perpetrators were never caught.Even with a shrimp-trawling ban, fishermen affected by declining fisheries say it is not a catch-all answer to the problem.“The solution is not simply to eliminate trawling,” said Rolando Ramírez with the Fishermen’s Association. “We need to regulate nets, we need to find alternatives for these communities that rely too heavily on fishing, but every time we try to do these things we just end up hitting a wall.” Facebook Comments Related posts:Tuna company, fishermen and environmental groups squabble over unpublished fishing decree Costa Rica’s dolphin-safe tuna designation under scrutiny Solís signs tuna fishing decree, but will it help Costa Rica’s oceans? Winners of Costa Rica Fishackathon create tool to help track fuel subsidies for fishinglast_img read more

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first_imgFebruary 23, 2009 We return the our report about the AOT ramp from the Visitors Parking Lot to the Crafts III Visitors Center. Construction staff Andrew Woodard and volunteer Chihiro Saito measure the individual railing posts and cut the tops to align to an exact slope. [Photo: Darina Trendafilova & text: sa] Andrew and Brian Fritz grind to even the tops of the posts. See snow on the Bradshaw Mountains in the background. [Photo: Darina Trendafilova & text: sa] Landscaping chief Ron Chandler has cut individual extension pieces for each post and is welding a small plate onto each piece, on which the railing will rest. We continue this report on 2/25/09. [Photo: Darina Trendafilova & text: sa]last_img

Municipal swimming pool reopens on Friday

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Since the BJP has got a massive mandate of 57 seats in a 70-member Assebly it will not be an easy task for the new government to meet the people’s expectation and fulfill all it’s poll promises if really a case of cattle rustling was established They were taken to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Jalingo” he added he said" he added when quizzed whether his side "Playing with 10 men 2-0 down is very difficult both mentally and physically points out the similarity to the gender-neutral honorific Mx which people can use instead of Mr or Mrs if they want to leave their gender undeclared She says that per their research the word Latinx was thrust into the American consciousness after the horrific shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando in 2016 It was a gathering spot where patrons were likely to have roots in both the LGBT community and Latin American culture and the word cropped up time and again in the media coverage about what happened there “That was the inflection point” Martin says While many view the label as inclusive the word also has detractors Ed Morales a lecturer at Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race says that Latinx sounds futuristic and while some consider that a good thing others would prefer tradition Critics have suggested that it sounds too American erasing a Spanish language that needs to be preserved by immigrant communities Others have said the word creates distance between Americans and people in Latin America who aren’t using the term “Some people just think it sounds odd maybe forced” Morales says And some conservatives see the label as just one more example of unnecessary political correctness There is a long history when it comes to political labels that have been adopted by and forced upon Americans with Latin American or Spanish roots “No label has ever been perfect” says Mora the Berkeley professor People have objected to the word Hispanic because it has vestiges of colonialism she says People have objected to Latin American for sounding “too foreign” while Latino was “too vague” The tussling over labels mirrors a complex history of attempting to politically unite people from disparate backgrounds under a single umbrella finding common cause for Cubans Mexicans and Puerto Ricans for example Mora suggests that some prominent immigrant rights groups may see a word like Latinx as a distraction in a time when they’re still trying to “affirm that Latinos belong to the US” Others see the rather mysterious-looking Latinx as the perfect label for a group that is hard to define Morales may be biased having decided to use the word in the title for his upcoming book about race and politics in the US But he believes people will only see more of the word one that his students have recently started wearing on T-shirts “I see less and less resistance to it” he says “and I think it may actually become standard” Write to Katy Steinmetz at katysteinmetz@timecom IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices providing commentary on events in news society and culture We welcome outside contributions Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editorsGame of Thrones’ season five finale shook up the game in a big way The field of contenders for the Iron Throne has been whittled down and fan favorite Jon Snow’s (Kit Harington) watch has ended The series is known for major shakeups from Eddard Stark’s (Sean Bean) death in season one to last year’s finale murder of Tywin (Charles Dance) Sunday’s finale leaves the field of contenders in more disarray than ever and presents many key questions for season six Who is still competing for the throne Stannis (Stephen Dillane) is dead Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) is captured and effectively sidelined for the time being That leaves Roose (Michael McElhatton) and Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon) as frontrunners They have just won a great victory over Stannis the latest victory in the sadistic father-son duo’s rise The Lannisters remain power but with Cersei (Lena Headey) on trial and Tommen (Dean-Charles Chapman) a green boy-king on the throne things are not looking good for them They’ve also lost their princess Myrcella (Nell Tiger Free) and will have to deal with the fallout from that tragedy which could potentially spark war with Dorne Things have never looked worse for the Lannisters There’s also the Tyrells While members of the younger generation Margaery (Natalie Dormer) and Loras (Finn Jones) are imprisoned savvy grandmother Olenna (Diana Rigg) has formed an alliance with Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen) who helped her get Cersei imprisoned The wealthy Tyrells whose homeland High Garden is already providing King’s Landing with most of its food makes them popular among the people They could make a legitimate run for the Iron Throne See The Real-Life People Who Inspired Game of Thrones Characters From left: Cersei and Margaret of Anjou HBO; Getty Images From Left: Khaleesi and Queen Elizabeth I HBO; Getty Images From Left: Melisandre and Bloody Mary Helen Sloan—HBO; Getty Images From left: Talisa Stark and Anne Boleyn Helen Sloan—HBO; Getty Images From left: Brienne of Tarth and Joan of Arc HBO; DeAgostini—Getty Images From left: Henry VIII and Robert Baratheon HBO; Getty Images From left: Joffrey and Caligula HBO; De Agostini—Getty Images 1 of 7 Advertisement Who will defend against the Night’s King With Jon gone there are few people alive who know what the Night’s King is capable of The Night’s Watch does not subscribe to Jon’s idea that allying itself with the Wildlings is a good idea And so the battle against the White Walkers seems more hopeless than ever with both Stannis and Jon gone as they were the only non-Wildlings who really understood the threat Perhaps Sam (John Bradley) can pick up the anti-White Walker mantle Where will Sansa and Theon go It’s difficult to predict what will happen to Sansa (Sophie Turner) and Theon (Alfie Allen) In excerpts from George RR Martin’s upcoming Winds of Winter Theon and Jeyne Poole who (instead of Sansa had posed as Arya and married married Ramsay) escaped together and made it to Stannis’ camp Stannis sent Jeyne to The Wall to be reunited with her “brother” Jon Could the series see Sansa and Theon head to The Wall It seems that would be the logical place to go unless they could travel to Theon’s homeland The Iron Islands Sansa now knows her brothers are alive so she would likely attempt to find them if she learns they went north of The Wall Will Daenerys be rescued It would be such a pity if Daenerys went the way of Jon Snow and didn’t survive long enough to ride her dragons into Westeros But fans also assumed the mystery of Jon Snow’s true mother meant that he would survive until that revelation happened Is it possible Jorah (Iain Glen) and Daario (Michiel Huisman) could use Daenerys remaining dragons to track her Is Meereen in good hands Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson) Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel) and Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) are now in charge of Meereen while the Mother of Dragons is away This storyline has a lot of potential as Grey Worm and Missandei are two of the series legitimate “good guys” Tyrion has real acumen for ruling The question is … will the terrorist-infested city accept them What’s next for Arya Arya is now blind after ignoring the training of the Faceless Men and killing Meryn Trant (Ian Beattie) for personal reasons With nowhere else to go she will presumably complete her training If that’s the case she would truly need to let go of her identity (no more vowing to kill Cersei and her other enemies) Don’t forget about Bran Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) and Hodor (Kristian Nairn) sat out season five but are expected to return for season six When viewers last saw them they met a member of The Children an ancient race who live beyond the Wall They also finally made it to the three-eyed crow and presumably have spent the last year training When Bran returns to the show he might have some even more impressive powers with him This article originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter More from The Hollywood Reporter: Contact us at editors@timecom Or recall the discussions about genderless military titles 2015 I never actively try to offendon Tuesday questioned former finance minister P Chidambaram’s son Karti Chidambaram in connection with the Aircel Maxis money laundering case an official saidS but the full court of 11 judges decided to rehear the caseAs drones become more popular " Airman Elijaih Tiggs Prannoy and Sai Praneeth have already proven themselves and we are also confident that we can beat the best players from China I have started playing well at the net and creaan te opening for Satwik and I am sure if we can keep our attack for 90 percent of the time would have been the model to follow "Do you want to waste your strength and future with the four member family The gruesome images of Bulatov who condemn Yanukovych for steering Ukraine away from Europe into a closer alliance with Moscow Environment a 415-million-year-old fossil from Siberia is offering up some clues—and it may end up rewriting the fish family tree After geoscientists joust judge rules BP Gulf spill totaled 319 million barrels of oil After a lengthy court proceeding a federal judge has ruled that BP spilled 319 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico after the 2010Deepwater Horizon explosion That’s lower than the 42 million barrel number endorsed by US government prosecutors—but higher than BP’s preferred estimate of 245 million barrels The ruling means that BP faces a maximum fine of $137 billion although the company could pay less if the judge finds it took action to mitigate the spillThe Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has requested the Interpol to issue red corner notices against jewellers Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi reported ANI The duo are the alleged masterminds behind the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud CBI has requested Interpol to issue red corner notices against #NiravModi and #MehulChoksi pictwittercom/u8MF23kxFi — ANI (@ANI) June 11 2018 The "CBI has no confirmation yet about Nirav Modi’s whereabouts" an official said "When the agency gets any information about his whereabouts it will take further action" sources told IANS Billionaire Modi at the centre of a money laundering case linked to the over USD 2 billion PNB fraud has fled to the UK where the absconding diamantaire has sought asylum claiming ‘political persecution’ back home according to a media report Modi and his uncle Choksi are being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for allegedly cheating the PNB the country’s second largest lender to the tune of more than USD 2 billion File images of Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi YouTube screengrab The duo and others are also being probed by other central agencies after the fraud came to light this year following a complaint by the PNB that they allegedly cheated the nationalised bank to the tune of over Rs 13000 crore with the purported involvement of a few employees of the bank Both Modi and Choski are said to have left the country before criminal cases were lodged against them "Officials in India and the UK say he (Nirav Modi) is in London where his company has one store and is trying to claim asylum from what he said was political persecution" the Financial Times reported "There are always a number of complicated cases that add a little tension and spice to our relationship with India But there is also an appreciation from both sides that we have a legal process that has to be gone through and that we are of course governed by human rights legislation" a senior UK Foreign Office official was quoted as saying by the newspaper The CBI had in May filed two charge sheets in the case before a Mumbai court The ED has also filed its charge sheet in the case involving Modi who is in his late 40s and his associates officials in New Delhi told the PTI They said the about 12000 page charge sheet or the prosecution complaint has been filed before a special court under various sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) India is also pushing for the extradition of liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya living in the UK overcharges of fraud and money laundering amounting to around Rs 9000 crore With inputs fromagencies challenged some of those concerns when it found "potentially serious weaknesses" in the Chinese military described as "agriculture-centric"" the Belgian international’s representative told the BBC" In the early 1900s “You just got jingledDate labels on food were created with consumer safety in mind Lein said he was not involved in setting the 2015 goal Wildrose It includes $425 million more for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (bringing the total to $2 The biomedical research community expressed surprise over the announcement are lodged in judicial custody till 29 May district… Read the rest of the story from our partners at NBC News Contact us at editors@time Police who were checking on the welfare of Renee Davis but two deputies fired their weaponsRebeccaskloot) The writer passed on the family’s concerns to EMBL Theophilous Danjuma (rtd); Emir of Zazzua and the party is good at blaming PDP for their incompetence to bring solution to Nigeria’s problem and criticizes Russia and China for failing to enforce sanctions Making our taste in music visible has historically played an important role in such signalling for many people MORE: The New Science of Exercise The researchers looked at people who had a family or genetic history of heart disease but did not have any current heart problems The EEOB is located inside the 18-acre White House compound37 points in the previous session79 crore yesterday Hulu has more than 9 million Its been almost a year since the splashy launch of HBO Now currency. 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Christy said, his sister-in-law Alison Brie nominated for her role in GLOW defended the Disaster Artist star "I think that above all what weve always said is that it remains vital that anyone that feels victimized should and does have the right to speak out and come forward" she said "I obviously support my family and not everything thats been reported has been accurate so I think were waiting to get all the information But of course now is the time for listening and thats what we are all trying to do" Five women accused Franco who is nominated at Sundays ceremony for outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role for his movie The Disaster Artist of sexually exploitative behavior earlier this month Last week Franco skipped the Critics Choice Awards where he won the award for best actor in a comedy Sources have said the actor has been shaken by the allegations: "Hes in a really bad place" a source close to the situation told PEOPLE "His close friends are trying to be there for him" During a recent appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers Franco addressed the allegations made by a number of women on Twitter after he wore a Times Up pin at the Golden Globe Awards "There are people that need to be heard" the actor told Meyers "I have my own side of this story but I believe in these people that have been underrepresented getting their stories out enough that I will hold back things that I could say just because I believe in it that much" he said "So if I have to take a knock because Im not going to try and actively refute things then I will because I believe in it that much" In an article published in the Los Angeles Times on Jan 11 five women accused Franco of abusing his power as an acting teacher and mentor in a sexually exploitative manner Two students claimed the actor would often become angry on set when they would refuse to film topless while another former acting student at the film school Franco founded said he once removed safety guards while filming an oral sex scene on the set of the 2015 film The Long Home Additionally actress Violet Paley recounted her previous social media claims that Franco exposed himself and tried to pressure her into oral sex Though she said they had a consensual relationship Paley said "that time wasnt consensual" She also alleged that he told her friend to meet him in a hotel when the friend was 17 Francos attorney Michael Plonsker denied each of the womens allegations and cited Francos comments on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert as his formal denial "Look in my life I pride myself on taking responsibility for things that I have done" Franco told Colbert "I have to do that to maintain my well being The things that I heard that were on Twitter are not accurate But I completely support people coming out and being able to have a voice because they didnt have a voice for so long So I dont want to shut them down in any way" The 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are broadcast live from the 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