Noteban a failure, people still suffering, says MP Congress

first_imgBhopal, Nov 8 (PTI) As part of Black Day protests to mark the first anniversary of demonetisation, the Madhya Pradesh Congress today staged a protest here and alleged that the exercise has completely failed in its objectives.Meanwhile, the ruling BJP also observed anti-black money day across the state by holding seminars on the benefits of demonetisation.Congress workers took out a candle march to protest against demonetisation. The protest was organised across all the district headquarters of the state.While addressing a protest organised at Roshanpura Square in Bhopal, former union minister Suresh Pachouri alleged that the note-ban has badly hit the common men, traders and farmers.”It was said that the demonetisation is being done to curb black money, fake currency and control terrorism and naxalism. We ask has the black money ceased to exist or has terror activities stopped in the Kashmir valley?” he asked.MP Congress Committee (MPCC) chief Arun Yadav alleged that note-ban is the biggest scam of the century.”Note-ban was the biggest scam of the century. The country has suffered immensely due to the discontinuation of high value currency notes. People are still facing the bad impact of this decision,” he alleged.Yadav said that all the claims made by the prime minister are the bunch of lies.”All the claims of prime minister were bunch of lies and turned out to be a jumla. There have been job cuts. The BJP-led government is busy making false promises and giving lectures. After demonetisation, more jawans have died in terrorist attacks and the country has witnessed more naxal attacks. On the other hand, the GDP growth has declined,” he alleged.advertisementOn the occasion, Congress workers also released black balloons and sported black badges.The BJP observed anti-black money day in the state and held torch rallies besides holding seminars about the benefits of demonetisation.”BJP organised torch processions and organised symposiums in 833 mandals across all the districts of state,” Bhopal Member of Parliament (MP) Alok Sanjar said.Sanjar said, “This step (demonetisation) has helped crack down on black money. The country has moved on to a much cleaner, transparent and honest financial system besides the helped in curbing the terrorism and naxalism.” PTI ADU MAS NPlast_img read more

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Greek Defense Faces Japan Test

first_imgNATAL, Brazil — Rock-solid defenders who constantly chase, tackle and bully their opponents have been the key to Greece tactics ever since they became European champions in 2004.A decade ago, that team conceded a miserly four goals at Euro 2004 and its successor only conceded four in qualifying to secure its place at the 2014 World Cup as Greece stayed true to its reputation for hard work and ruthless discipline at the back.That all changed when the squad arrived in Brazil.The team’s much-vaunted defense was torn apart in a 3-0 defeat by Colombia, whose display of speed and style sometimes left the Greeks standing around like statues.Greece now faces Japan in Natal on June 19 in a game that could very well put either team out of contention. Japan lost to Ivory Coast 2-1 in its opener, meaning neither team can really afford another defeat if they hope to advance out of Group C.Japan advanced to the round of 16 four years ago but lost to Paraguay on penalties. Greece has bowed out in the group stage in its previous two World Cups.For Greece, the need to rebuild its solid back line will be all the more important at a World Cup that is so far seeing crowd-pleasing flair in attack and plenty of goals: 44 in the first 14 games.Colombia scored in the fifth minute, forcing Greece out of its comfort zone right from the start and attacking with speed on the flanks. Greek frustration was reflected in two of its players drawing yellow cards in the second half.“That wasn’t what people expected,” Greece forward Andreas Samaris said. “I know what everyone expected of Greece though: that we would have 11 men behind the ball, defend, defend, defend and give everything to keep a clean sheet.“We went out to win against Colombia, and that philosophy will not change. We just hope it brings a better result for us because Japan is now a must, must-win game for us.”Like Colombia, Japan is likely to attack at speed through the Europe-based trio of Shinji Kagawa, Yuto Nagatomo and Keisuke Honda. Against Ivory Coast, Japan had the better of the first half but ultimately struggled as the game got more physical in the second half.The arrival of the Ivorians’ star striker Didier Drogba as a second-half substitute also raised his team’s performance and there was only a muted response from the Japanese.AC Milan midfielder Honda said that the team was determined to bounce back against Greece.“Nobody feels good about losing and obviously it was a shock,” Honda, who opened the scoring with a powerful first-half strike, was quoted as saying. “But it’s not a shock that we lost, the thing that shocks me is we lost because we could not play to our strengths.“We gave our opponents’ front line too much respect. Mentally we were weak but that is not a problem that can’t be fixed. A little bit more spirit can turn things around … of course we still have an opportunity to get through the group phase.”(JIM VERTUNO, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Zidane dreams of sextuple after CWC win

first_imgZinédine Zidane Zidane dreaming of sextuple after Real Madrid’s Club World Cup success Ryan Benson 05:29 12/17/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) zidane-cropped Getty Images Zinédine Zidane Real Madrid Real Madrid v Grêmio Grêmio FIFA Club World Cup Cristiano Ronaldo The Spanish side beat Gremio to win their third trophy of the season, but the coach will not be completely happy until they get six Zinedine Zidane is ambitiously targeting a remarkable sextuple after “phenomenal” Real Madrid won their third trophy of the season by beating Gremio 1-0 in the Club World Cup final on Saturday.Madrid never looked like slipping up against the South American champions, dominating from start to finish in Abu Dhabi.Cristiano Ronaldo ultimately proved decisive, scoring a free-kick in the second half to wrap things up, with Gremio unable to worry Keylor Navas in the Madrid goal. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player That title saw them add to their UEFA Super Cup and Spanish Supercopa victories earlier this season and Zidane is still holding out hope of a clean sweep, with the Copa del Rey, La Liga and the Champions League all still available to them.”We have the dream that it [sextuple] will happen,” Zidane told reporters.”We have achieved the third title of the season, the fifth of the year, and it was important for us.Real Madrid Club World Cup“We will continue, we must enjoy this trophy, rest and think again about the rest of the season. We’re happy and we have to congratulate the players.”We played the match well and we started with intensity. It must be said that defensively and in the transition we were phenomenal.”When the players start to play, it is complicated for the opponent. We played a great match; a great match with a great performance.”last_img read more

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Ohio State Releases Its Hype Video For Saturday’s Rutgers Game

first_imgTwo Ohio State football helmetsNEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeye helmet is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Ohio State opened up the 2018 season with a 77-31 demolition of Oregon State last Saturday. This weekend, the Buckeyes begin Big Ten play.Rutgers comes to The Shoe for the first conference game of 2018. Led by former Ohio State defensive coordinator Chris Ash, the Scarlet Knights are 1-0 but will be heavy underdogs in this game.Urban Meyer rejoined the team for practice this week, but he still can’t be on the sidelines until Week 4. Ryan Day will run the show on game day once again.Today, Ohio State released its hype video for the Rutgers game. As always, it was well done.Check it out:All focus on the present moment.The @bigten season starts this Saturday.#GoBucks #WinTheMoment pic.twitter.com/2ci1yiFiyQ— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) September 5, 2018The Buckeyes should win this one rather easily. However, things get tougher in Week 3 with a trip to Texas to play TCU at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.Ohio State and Rutgers will kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.BTN will broadcast the game.last_img read more

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Master and Dynamic’s New Headphones Provide the Perfect Urban Camouflage

first_img The Best Netflix Food Documentaries to Savor Right Now Editors’ Recommendations Master and Dynamic/FacebookWhen you’re commuting to work or caught in the hustle-and-bustle of downtown, sometimes you just want to tune it all out. Master and Dynamic can help you out — the noted New York-based audio company just released three new headphones with top-notch sound quality and stylish colors that look at home in the city or the great outdoors.Our brother site, Digital Trends, sums it up perfectly: “The Greene Street Collection adds two new colorways to three existing sets of Master and Dynamic headphones: The noise-isolating MH40 (olive and camo), the excellent MW50 (olive and black), and the top-tier MW60 (olive and camo). The associated campaign, A World Apart … features a character in a full ghillie suit traipsing through New York City, bringing a decidedly military/hunting aesthetic to the urban jungle.”The fabric on the bands is premium cowhide, but your ears will enjoy lambskin on the cups. While all three pairs — the MH40, the MW50, and the MW60 — have a similar aesthetic, they have distinctly different functionalities: the MW50 ($449) and the MW60 ($549) are wireless, but the MH40 ($399) still has trusty cables. Keep in mind that the brand also offers these same headphones in a variety of colors, including black, silver, and blue.Interested in a pair? Those of you in the Big Apple can hop on over to Master and Dynamic’s first-ever retail location. This convenient pop-up shop in the SoHo neighbor will open just in time for Black Friday (November 24) and run through the end of the year.While relatively new — Master and Dynamic only hit the scene in 2014 — the young company has already branched out from headphones to home speakers. You can check out a review of the MA770, the brand’s wireless speaker, over at Digital Trends (or, if you’re in the market for something flashier, these Klipsch speakers might do the trick).A version of this article originally ran on our brother site, Digital Trends.Feature image courtesy of Master and Dynamic/Facebook. 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now Deep Sleep: The World’s Most Incredible Underwater Hotel Rooms The Best Wired and Wireless Headphones for Travel last_img read more

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Crews working to extinguish forest fire near the Site C Dam

first_imgThe smoke covering Fort St. John is coming from the fire that is currently uncontrolled.If the current fire suppression doesn’t work, more crews will be brought in to fight the fire Thursday.There is another fire northwest of Fort St. John, that is approximately 100 hectares in size.  The fire isn’t creating a lot of smoke today and crews are working to put out that fire.If you have any information about forest fires in our region, email news@moosefm.ca.  You can also send along any pictures or video as well. UPDATE as of 5:45 p.m. – B.C. Hydro has confirmed the fire is located approximately 3.5km upstream from the Site C Dam project.  At this time there is no concern for the workers on site or the worker accommodation.  Hydro and the B.C. Wildfire Service are monitoring the situation and their first priority is the safety of workers on site and the public.  Hydro was burning waste wood debris on Friday and Saturday near Tea Island.  The cause of Wednesday’s fire is unknown at this time.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Crews from the Forest Fire Service and B.C. Hydro are working to contain a fire near the Site C Dam.The fire broke out on Wednesday and is approximately 4 hectares in size.  Crews from the Forest Service and B.C. Hydro are working to contain the fire and B.C. Hydro has hired a helicopter to help with the suppression efforts.last_img read more

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In highstate of preparedness to deal with threat from Pak

first_imgNew Delhi: The Indian Air Force on Thursday said it was in a high state of preparedness to pro-actively engage any perceived threat from Pakistan, in clear indication that underlying tension between the two countries remained.Citing a document of Pakistan’s civil aviation authority, the IAF said the neighbouring country has opened its airspace with Oman, Iran, Afghanistan and China only and the 11 entry and exit points located along Indo-Pak airspace were still closed. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!”The Indian Air Force is in a high state of preparedness, to pro-actively engage any perceived threat in the present security scenario,” the IAF said in a statement. It said a strict vigil in the skies to detect and thwart any act of aggression from Pakistan Air Force is being maintained. Officials said all the frontline IAF bases along India’s western border have been kept on maximum alert. Tensions between the two countries escalated after Indian fighters bombed terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed’s biggest training camp near Balakot deep inside Pakistan on February 26. Pakistan retaliated by attempting to target Indian military installations on February 27. However, the IAF thwarted their plans. The Indian strike on the JeM camp came 12 days after the terror outfit claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a CRPF convoy in Kashmir, killing 40 soldiers.last_img read more

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UN Chiefs Western Sahara Report a Breath of Fresh Air for

Washington D.C. – United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres, released the advanced copy of his much-anticipated annual report on the situation in the Western Sahara, which was obtained by Morocco World News. The report, the basis for the Security Council’s upcoming decision whether or not to renew the mandate of the UN mission in the territory, known as MINURSO, includes a number of points that will certainly be welcomed by Morocco.The Western Sahara Question is a UN Prerogative Prior to the publication of the report and in light of the meetings that the UNSG personal envoy, Horst Kohler, held with representatives of the African Union and the European Union, many in Morocco feared that these meetings heralded a new approach by the UN to involve other parties in the negotiating process.  Moroccan observers feared that the UNSG was paving the way for the African Union to become a full-fledged stakeholder in the UN-led political process, a position that Morocco has fiercely opposed for years. With the publication of the new annual report, the UNSG leaves no doubt that the United Nations is the only international organization that has the legitimacy and credibility to help the parties reach a mutually acceptable political solution.In paragraph 26 of the draft report, Guterres noted that all the African Union and European Union officials who met with Personal Envoy, Horst Kohler, in recent months, reiterated their support for the Personal Envoy and acknowledged the leadership of the United Nations in the political process.“In these discussions, the interlocutors pledged support for my Personal Envoy’s efforts and acknowledged the lead of the United Nations in the process,” Guterres said.As in previous reports, the UNSG report steered away from mentioning the European Court of Justice rulings on the EU-Morocco Fisheries Agreement. This omission is an apparent setback for the Polisario and Algeria, which have redoubled their efforts in recent years to persuade the United Nations to politicize the issue of the alleged exploitation of natural resources in the territory.UN Concerned about Buffer ZonesThe situation in the buffer zone of Guerguerat also features prominently in Guterres’ annual report. Polisario members have been violating the UN 1991 ceasefire agreement through their illegal armed maneuvers in the region.Guterres reiterated the firm position of the United Nations against the presence of the Polisario in the Guerguerat area. In paragraph 8, the UNSG reaffirmed his appeal of January 6, 2018 for the Polisario to withdraw, such that the flow of commercial and civil traffic is not hindered and such that no action taken could constitute a change in status of the buffer zone.“On 6 January, I expressed deep concern about recent increased tensions in Guerguerat, calling on the parties to exercise maximum restraint and to avoid escalating tensions. I also called for regular civilian and commercial traffic not to be obstructed and for no action to be taken that may constitute a change to the status quo of the buffer strip. In a letter addressed to Mr. Ghali and dated 5 January, I requested that the parties refrain from actions that could undermine the efforts of my Personal Envoy to relaunch the political process, while also reiterating my commitment to the peaceful resolution of the conflict,” he said.While recognizing Morocco’s efforts to avoid escalation in the buffer zone, Guterres expressed in paragraph 80 of his report concerns about “the renewed Frente Polisario presence in Guerguerat, and the challenges such actions by either party may bring to the ceasefire.” He, therefore, called on the Polisario to “withdraw from the buffer strip as they did in April 2017.”Two Details of Great Significance to Morocco In any report of the Secretary General, what matters most is the chapter on “observations and recommendations.” This year’s annual report contains two details that are of great significance.The first detail is the emphasis on Guterres’ call on Algeria to contribute to and increase its engagement in the political process. In paragraph 78 of the draft report, the UNSG stresses the importance that Algeria, along with Mauritania, contribute effectively to the UN-led political process aimed at helping the parties to reach a mutually agreed political solution.“I would like to reiterate the Security Council’s call on neighboring States, Algeria and Mauritania, to make important contributions to the political process and to increase their engagement in the negotiating process,” he said.This year’s language concerning Algeria’s involvement in the process is stronger than previous years when the UNSG limited himself to pointing out that “Algeria and Mauritania, as neighboring countries, can and should make important contributions to this process.”The significance of this year’s language is that it stresses the need for Algeria to be involved in the political process, thus echoing Morocco’s diplomatic position, which has long emphasized that Algeria is a major party in the conflict and should therefore be involved in the UN-led political process.The second detail relates to the concept of self-determination. In paragraph 78 of the report, the UNSG insists that the parties to the conflict should show a spirit of compromise in reaching a political solution, in accordance with the resolutions adopted since 2007. In this paragraph, the UNSG makes no mention of the concept of self-determination, whereas all previous reports referred to this concept when talking about the need to conduct “direct negotiations between the parties, which are to occur without preconditions, in good faith.”“In its resolutions since the beginning of 2007, the Security Council has directed me to facilitate direct negotiations between the parties, which are to occur without preconditions, in good faith, taking into account the efforts made since 2006 and subsequent developments, while working with realism and a spirit of compromise,” Guterres said.This paragraph contrasts starkly with the second paragraph of the “observations and recommendations” of last year’s report in which the UNSG mentioned the concept of self-determination.“In a series of resolutions beginning in 2007, the Security Council has directed the Secretary-General to facilitate direct negotiations between the parties to reach a “mutually acceptable political solution, which will provide for the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara.” Over the years, the Council has provided ample guidance that the negotiations are to occur without preconditions, in good faith, taking into account the efforts made since 2006 and subsequent developments, and working with realism and a spirit of compromise,” Guterres said in his report published in April 2017.In addition, the report raises serious concerns of the United Nations with regard to the security situation in the buffer zone. It is very significant that these concerns appear immediately after the paragraph where the UNSG expressed his concerns about the Polisario’s repeated maneuvers in Guerguerat.“Further, I remain deeply concerned about security in Western Sahara, in particular in the vast and empty desert expanse east of the berm, where unarmed military observers of MINURSO remain vulnerable to threats by criminal and terrorist groups,” the UNSG said.This statement echoes the efforts that Morocco has made in recent years to draw the attention of the international community to the possibility that the Tindouf camps and the vast areas of the buffer zone may become safe havens for terrorist and criminal organizations.The report, however, falls short of calling for conducting a census in the Tindouf camps to determine the exact number of people living there. For the past several years, Morocco has called on the United Nations to conduct a census in the territory and to shed light on the systematic embezzlement of the humanitarian assistance destined to the population living in the camps.A Need for CautionHowever positive the language of the UN report might appear, Moroccans should not assume that the dynamics of the conflict are in their favor. Moroccan diplomacy has yet to convince the Security Council of the validity of its approach to putting an end to the conflict. What matters most is the resolution that the Security Council will decide on April 30. It remains to be seen whether it will reflect the same language regarding Algeria and Mauritania’s involvement or whether it will settle for using the same language as last year’s resolution.With the appointment of John Bolton, a hawkish American politician known for his sympathy towards the Polisario, as the new National Security Adviser for President Donald Trump, Moroccans would better be served to show some caution. At this juncture, with Bolton scheduled to start his new job on April 9, it would be hard to predict the outcome of UN Security Council deliberations next month about the conflict.Will the UN finally depart from its fixation on the concept of self-determination as necessarily leading to independence? Will it explore other avenues to help the parties reach a mutually acceptable political solution? Will its members admit that a solution to this complex conflict cannot be found based on the same principles of the 1960s and the 1970s? Or will Bolton, known for his support for a referendum on self-determination, weigh in on the deliberations of the Security Council prior to the adoption of the new annual resolution? Will his appointment usher in a new chapter in the UN-led political process?The language of the resolution that will be adopted at the end April will demonstrate to what extent the UN is ready to bring about a political solution to the conflict. read more

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CID to question Editor over assault on Poddala Jayantha

The former secretary of the Sri Lanka Working Journalists’ Association (SLWJA) had told reporters then that he was not satisfied with the investigations into the assault in 2009. A newspaper Editor has been summoned by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to record a statement related to the assault on journalist Poddala Jayantha.The Editor of the Sinhalese language newspaper has been asked to appear before the CID tomorrow to record the statement. Report by Indika Sri Aravinda Poddala Jayantha fled the country in 2010 but returned last year to file a complaint with the CID as he wanted justice.He had said there was suspicion the suspects arrested earlier over the assault on journalist Keith Noyhar may have been involved in the assault on him. (Colombo Gazette) Former media activist Poddala Jayantha appeared before the CID in June last year to file a complaint over the ongoing investigations into an assault on him. read more

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Mine Buildings

first_imgSummit Structures’ recent new product, the Meridian Building Series, is a hybrid between the TITAN and Legend building designs – two of the products that Summit Structures is know for. The exterior shape of the building follows a traditional building shape with a one-piece outer fabric-membrane. The outer straight-leg design gives a higher straight wall for improved interior useable space. The building’s steel trusses are constructed of rectangular steel tubing using round structural webbing to brace the inner and outer chords providing a strong building that meets all North American building codes.  “This design brings the best attributes of our leading buildings together, creating clean exterior lines and maximum useable interior floor space, while still boasting the attributes that make all our buildings so popular like natural light, clear-span space and fast installation,” says Wayne Gursky, General Manager of Summit Structures. Summit’s full product line is available in widths up to 90 m and can be constructed to any length. The company is North America’s largest manufacturer of clear-span tension membrane buildings and offers complete design-build and professional construction services.www.summitstructures.comlast_img read more

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New Doosan equipment at Bauma 2013

first_imgDoosan Construction Equipment will be showing a wide range of new excavators, wheel loaders, articulated dump trucks and attachments for the first time at Bauma 2013 in Munich, Germany from 15-21 April 2013.  Among the new products on the stand are the DX140W-3 and DX160W-3 wheeled excavators, the DX380LC-3 large crawler excavator and the DL200-3, DL250-3 and DL550-3 wheel loaders. The company states: “Going well beyond meeting the latest emission requirements, all new Doosan Stage IIIB compliant excavators, wheel loaders and articulated dump trucks have been designed to exceed customer requirements for quality, productivity, controllability, comfort, reliability and durability, with greatly reduced overall costs and optimal fuel efficiency.” The new DX140W-3 and DX160W-3 excavators are both powered by the reliable Doosan DL06KB 6-cylinder ‘common rail’ turbocharged diesel engine providing a 2% increase in power to 102 kW at 2,000 rpm and a 12% increase in engine torque.  The new DX380LC-3 excavator is powered by the larger Doosan DL08K diesel engine delivering an 8% increase in torque and 5% more power (213 kW) at a 6% lower rpm of 1,800. In all three models, the engines meet Stage IIIB engine emission regulations through the use of EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) and Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) after-treatment technologies. The new wheeled excavators offer a substantial boost in performance compared to the previous generation machines:Main pump flow has increased by 8% and system pressure has risen to 350-370 kg/cm2Bucket forces increased by 16% and arm forces by 6-16%Lifting capacities increased from 3-12% over the front of the excavatorsA 10% increase in traction forceUp to 9% reduction in fuel consumptionIn-cab noise levels reduced by 5 dBA Similarly, the new DX380LC-3 large crawler excavator offers “outstanding performance levels and exceptional fuel efficiency” compared to other machines in the 34 to 42 t market segment, states Doosan.  A new joggle/shuttle control is an exclusive feature on new generation Doosan excavators.  Other highlights include: Up to 22% increase in productivity (m3) to fuel consumption (l) ratio23% more pump flow40 t plus class size undercarriage for optimum stabilityA 15% increase in drawbar pullA 15% increase in front lifting capacity As well as offering more standard features than other excavators of its size on the market, there is a greatly expanded choice of options for the DX380LC-3, including a new narrow (3 m) undercarriage which will be shown at Bauma 2013 and a new two-mode floating boom system.On the new wheel loaders, the company states: “With bucket capacities of 2.0, 2.5 and 5.4 m3, respectively, the new DL200-3, DL250-3 and DL550-3 wheel loaders are intended to meet a wide range of material-handling needs from loading and transporting granular material to industrial, mining and quarrying applications.  These new generation models combine high engine power with a number of new features to minimise fuel consumption and provide better operator comfort, exceptional performance, ease of handling, easier serviceability and extended durability.”last_img read more

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Croatia wins Balkan derby

Croatia beat Montenegro 27:22 (13:12) in the Round 2 of the Group D at the Men’s EHF EURO 2014 in Copenhagen. From the very beginning team of Slavko Goluza took the leading role, even Montenegro had 5:4 after ten minutes. Cupic was best scorer with 6 goals, while Mirko Alilovic had 16 saves.In defeated team Vasko Sevaljevic scored 9…STATISTICS ← Previous Story SURPRISE IN ARHUS: Russia beat Serbia! Next Story → 27:28 for Les Experts in a heart-stopping finish balkan derbycroatiaEHF EURO 2014euro 2014

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Un gouffre spectaculaire apparaît en pleine ville après le passage de la

first_imgUn gouffre spectaculaire apparaît en pleine ville après le passage de la tempête Agatha, en imagesAmérique centrale – Au moins 115 personnes seraient mortes après le passage de la tempête tropicale Agatha qui a durement frappé le Guatemala, le Honduras et le Salvador le week-end dernier. Dans la ville de Guatemala, les pluies torrentielles ont provoqué un effondrement de terrain spectaculaire, qui a englouti un immeuble de trois étages et une maison. Le Guatemala est le pays le plus touché avec un bilan s’élevant pour l’instant à au moins 120 morts, près de 100 disparus et plusieurs dizaines de blessés, selon les secours. Près de 112.000 personnes ont été évacuées et on dénombre des dizaines de milliers de sans-abri.  Dans la capitale Guatemala, les coulées de boue meurtrières et dévastatrices ont englouti des quartiers entiers. Au moins neuf rivières auraient atteint un niveau critique, tandis que treize ponts se sont effondrés, compliquant le travail des équipes de secours dépêchées sur le terrain. À lire aussiTrypophobie, l’étrange peur des petits trousAu nord de la ville, les pluies torrentielles ont engendré un spectaculaire effondrement de terrain, donnant naissance à un gigantesque trou : les témoins de la scène ont expliqué qu’un immeuble de trois étages et une maison ont littéralement disparu au fond de ce gouffre apparu en pleine ville. On dénombre également dix-sept victimes au Honduras et dix au Salvador, tandis que ces deux pays ont dû évacuer respectivement 110.000 et 11.000 personnes. La tempête Agatha, responsable au total d’environ 150 décès, s’est dissipée dimanche.Découvrir les images d’un autre effondrement de terrain spectaculaire survenu à Guatemala en 2007 : https://www.maxisciences.com/temp%eate/un-effondrement-de-terrain-spectaculaire-au-guatemala_art7600.htmlLe 1 juin 2010 à 15:47 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Theres a Hidden Message Inside of the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

first_imgStay on target The Nintendo Switch comes bundled with the (now iconic) Joy-con controllers. For the most part, these controllers get the job done. However, traditional gamers will no doubt want to pick up a Switch Pro controller in order to play on Nintendo’s latest console/handheld. The Pro controller is a bit on the pricey side, but it does have a fun message hidden on it that will make buyers feel appreciated.The Pro controller has translucent plastic, meaning that you can see some of its innards. Despite being transparent, Nintendo managed to hide a message on the controller. This message was discovered by Reddit user Tropiux who posted pictures of what he found under the controller’s right analog stick (thanks, Kotaku). The message reads as: “thnx2 allgamefans” (Thanks to all game fans).switchのproコンの右スティック周りの透明な部分から見える奥の方に「thx2 allgamefans!」(すべてのゲームファンに感謝!)て書いてある…#nintendoswitch pic.twitter.com/2oHfShIw5w— じお@ゴードン・フリーマン (@geo_stream) March 3, 2017I have a Pro controller myself and can verify that it has the same message on it. Considering how I dropped $70 for this bad boy, this (literal) small gesture is most definitely appreciated. Though I knew exactly where to look, it was still hard to find the message. Even if you have good lighting in your room or are using a flashlight, you have to move the controller around a little bit before you can read the message clearly. Or maybe I just need glasses. Who knows?This isn’t the first time Nintendo has done something like this. The NES Classic Mini also has a hidden message that was discovered by hackers. It says: “This is the Hanafuda Captain speaking. Launching emulation in 3…2…1. Many efforts, tears and countless hours have been put into this jewel. So, please keep this place tidied up and don’t break everything! Cheers, the Hanafuda Captain.” The Hanafuda name is an homage to the hanafuda cards that Nintendo used to sell before becoming a video game company.Thanks, Nintendo! ‘Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President last_img read more

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Veterans Assistance Center collects gifts for children of needy veterans

first_imgAt least 144 families across Clark County will have a brighter holiday this year thanks to the efforts of the Clark County Veterans Assistance Center, where volunteers are working to collect gifts for the children of needy veterans.The center was full to bursting Monday afternoon, where packages for kids from infants to high schoolers took up most of the upstairs floor space. And they’re not done yet.“We’re getting another delivery tomorrow,” said Sharon Tyre, administrative assistant at the center. “The delivery we’re getting tomorrow comes from the county, comes from Toys for Tots.”Last week, center president Judy Russell told the Veterans Advisory Board that CCVAC was working with several veterans support groups like 40 et 8, the Community Military Action Committee and Sunshine Division to collect enough food and gifts to ensure that no local veteran families would go without for the holiday season.Downstairs, boxes upon boxes of food crowded the center hallway. In the freezer are around 15 frozen turkey dinners — dozens of others went to CCVAC visitors and Kleen Street Recovery Cafe, said center volunteer Nick Herber.last_img read more

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Benfica boss confident of victory against Ajax

first_imgBenfica coach Rui Vitória believes their last encounter against Ajax proved that they can defeat the Dutch side tonight in the Champions LeagueA late goal from Noussair Mazraoui handed Ajax a narrow 1-0 win over Benfica at the Amsterdam Arena last time out in Group E.The result left Benfica down in third and avoiding defeat tonight is a must with second-place Bayern Munich favourites to beat AEK Athens in the other group game.But Vitória feels that three points are most definitely possible given Benfica’s strong display at Ajax a fortnight ago.Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in next week’s UCL Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 With the Champions League about to start, we need to start talking about the Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in the competition.Atletico…“The game in Amsterdam was decided by just the tiniest of details, Vitória told reporters on Twitter.“But it showed that Benfica can beat Ajax. I can sense that the team really believe in themselves.”“We have a good chance to win the game and that is the focus for tomorrow. The Ajax team also plays almost always with the same players. We have other options.”The Group E game in Lisbon will begin at 21:00 (CEST).last_img read more

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Sandwell Council to pay living wage to 800 employees

first_imgSandwell Council will enhance pay to the voluntary living wage rate for 150 council employees and 650 school staff.The pay increase, which will be effective from April 2018 and apply to staff currently on pay band A and the lower increments of pay band B, will see cleaners, learning support assistants, playworkers, nursery staff and school crossing wardens receive a pay rise of between 6% and 8%.Sandwell Council, which confirmed the pay rise on 18 October 2017, predicts the pay increase will cost approximately £1 million over three years.The living wage is an independently set hourly rate of pay that is calculated according to the basic costs of living. Employers pay the living wage on a voluntary basis, and the rate is updated annually. The living wage is currently set at £8.45 an hour for employees working across the UK, and at £9.75 an hour for staff based in London. The higher London living wage reflects the increased living costs associated with residing in the capital.The voluntary living wage is distinct from the statutory national minimum wage, which is paid to employees aged 25 and over. The national minimum wage rate is currently set at £7.50 an hour.Councillor Steve Trow, cabinet member for core council services at Sandwell Council, said: “This is going to make a significant difference to many people. With the cost of living rising, it’s people on the lowest wages who feel the pinch the hardest. By committing to paying the living wage, we’ll be directly improving the standard of living for hundreds of people working for the council and in our schools.”A spokesperson at trade union Unite added: “This will put money in the pockets of low paid [employees] making a real difference to the lives of hundred of [employees] and their families. The council should be commended for taking this important step towards full living wage accreditation.”last_img read more

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Public Hearing On Hospital Boundary In Homer This Evening

first_imgBagley:“since hospital service area boundaries should reflect the usage of the communities they serve, it makes sense to examine them periodically to allow for changes.” Residents of Ninilchik tend to use CPH more often than SPH, and so shouldn’t have to pay the higher mill rate for the South Peninsula Hospital Service Area, according to the ordinance. The common boundary between the two hospital service areas has, since their inception, crossed the Sterling Highway at the Clam Gulch Tower, which is about 14.5 miles closer to Central Peninsula Hospital (“CPH”) than the roadway midpoint. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will be holding a special session this evening, in Homer, on a proposal to move the boundary between Central Peninsula Hospital and South Peninsula Hospital.center_img The ordinance was introduced by Assembly member Dale Bagley: “It can be safely assumed that the vast majority of the people living in the Ninilchik area and north to the current boundary routinely use CPH instead of SPH. In my view, those people should not pay taxes for the SKPHSA which are much higher than taxes paid for the CKPHSA. I believe this is an issue of fairness. The line between the CKPHSA and the SKPHSA should be moved to the south side of Ninilchik.” Central Peninsula residents can call in to testify during the meeting in Homer this evening, at 6pm, by calling 714-2169.last_img read more

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More snow means moose move to roads

first_img(Photo via U.S. Fish and Wildlife)Recent heavy snow accumulation is pushing moose onto Alaska roads. That’s increasing collision danger.When snow piles up, you’re more likely to encounter moose on roads.Alaska Moose Federation Director Don Dyer said, ”along the Parks Highway from Big Lake to Talkeetna I counted 40 moose.” He saw the animals while driving the 50-mile stretch of highway last week. He said deep snow has moose moving to where the going is easier.”It’s tough for them to walk in the forest and the other areas, so they resort to walking on the roads,” Dyer said.Dyer said about 400 moose are killed by vehicles on Alaska roads every winter, most in the Kenai and Matanuska-Susitna areas but some in Fairbanks as well. The nonprofit Moose Federation salvages road kill moose and provides the meat to charities. Dyer said road kills have tracked a little under normal this winter, but numbers are increasing with the snowpack.”There’s been more activity in Fairbanks,” Dyer said. “Not as much as Mat-Su, but it’s definitely been an uptick in moose collisions.”Dyer said the situation could get worse if a crust forms on the snow, making it even more difficult for moose to get around.last_img read more

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