OTTAWA — Canada’s top judge says there is slow but sure progress toward more timely justice in Canadian courts after years of backlogs and delays.Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard Wagner says things are on the right path almost three years after the high court set out strict timelines for completing criminal trials.Wagner told a news conference today that governments, judges, law societies and lawyers must work together to continue trying to improve the system.He says it’s important to change not only procedures and guidelines, but the way people think about access to justice.The Supreme Court plans to visit Winnipeg in September to hear two appeals and meet with Manitobans — the first time the court will sit outside of Ottawa.Taking the high court on the road is part of an effort to make it more accessible to the public.The Canadian Press
New Delhi: When Vijay Farmana went to meet his girlfriend in a mall in Lucknow, the other occupants of the Mall had no idea that he is a contract killer and wanted in 11 murders including 3 triple murders in Haryana until the Delhi Police team surrounded him armed with pistols.What followed was a filmy style confrontation between the cops and the criminal. He was finally overpowered with a loaded pistol that he pointed towards the Police team. “He is wanted in 11 murders including 3 triple murders and various cases of robberies and carjackings of luxury vehicles such as Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, Innova and Creta which happened in last many years from Vasant Kunj, Saket, IGI Airport, NH 8 Gurgaon and so on. He is carrying a cash reward of Rs. 50,000 and 10,000 separately from Haryana and Rs 50,000 from Delhi on his arrest,” said Additional CP Crime Branch Rajiv Ranjan. According to police records, in March 2016, Vijay Farmana along with his associates Sumit Chitania, Deepak, Anil, and Amit had kidnapped three boys Rahul, Deepak, and Ashish from MIT Rohtak and murdered them and thrown their dead bodies in Gang Nahar. A case was registered in Sonipat Sadar, Haryana. In 2016 Vijay Farmana along with his associates Ramesh Pehalwan, Kaptain Amit Lamba, Naresh Bandri, Shila Kancha, Danney, and Hansraj committed triple murder in which they killed Rajesh, Gulab, and Naresh. A case in this regard was registered in Karnal. In Feb 2017, Vijay Farmana along with his associates Sumit Chitania, Sharad Pandey, Shila Panchi, Ajeet Fuaji, Sunil, Mohit, and Ramkaran committed triple murder in Gohana, Haryana, and thrown the dead bodies in Gang Nahar. Later, a case was registered in Gohana City, Haryana. “Vijay Farmana was also infamous for several car theft cases where the drivers were abducted on gunpoint and later thrown midway on roads,” said a Police officer.
Rabat- The National Meteorological Directorate (DMN) forecasts windy and cloudy conditions to persist in several regions of the kingdom on Monday, April 16.Clouds and rain showers are expected to linger on the morning of Monday in both Tangier and Loukkos, meanwhile low-level clouds are expected to remain through the day on the plains, Northern and Central coasts.The minimum temperatures are expected to be between -01 and 04 degrees Celsius on the reliefs of the Atlas; 03 to 08 degrees Celsius on the Rif regions, the oriental and the plateaus of phosphates and Oulmes; 07 to 12 degrees Celsius on the The maximum temperatures are expected to reach 10 to 16 degrees Celsius on the reliefs; 28 to 33 degrees Celsius on Tensift, Souss, south-eastern regions and Saharan provinces; 18 to 23 degrees Celsius on the Mediterranean, the Atlantic coasts, the Oriental, Saiss, Oulmes, and the plains of phosphates; 23 to 29 degrees Celsius on Doukkala, Abda, Chaouia, Rhmana, Chiadma, and GharbWeak to moderate winds will sweep the northern, southern, and south-eastern slopes. High sea-levels are expected on the Mediterranean, Larache, Tan-Tan, and other regions.
The foreigners had in their possession two kilos of heroin worth Rs. 20 million.Further investigations are underway. Four foreigners were arrested with heroin in their possession Mount Lavinia, the police media unit said.The police said the foreigners included three Maldivians and a Pakistani national.
The Secretary to the President chairs the Committee to review the appointments, while other members of the Committee are President’s Senior Advisor W.J.S. Karunaratne, two representatives appointed by the Prime Minister and a representative of the Secretary to the Ministry of Finance. The circular numbered PS/PCMD/19/2018 signed by the Secretary to the President has been issued on December 31, 2018. Furthermore, the President took steps to appoint a Committee to submit recommendations after inquiring the qualifications of the individuals to be appointed as Chairpersons or members to Director Boards of State enterprises. Ministry Secretaries have been told to comply with a circular issued by the President’s Secretary when making key appointments.President Maithripala Sirisena instructed the Ministry Secretaries to comply with the circular appointing Chairpersons and Boards of Directors to State Owned Enterprises (SOEs). The President also instructed the Secretaries of Ministries to forward the names of the currently appointed Chairpersons and members of the Board of Directors to this committee to submit their recommendations after examining the qualifications of them. President Sirisena further stated that he will send written instructions to all ministers in the near future.The President also pointed out that irregularities were emerging due to the fact that regular reports on vehicles of the government were not regularly maintained. As such, he instructed the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Transport to jointly schedule a programme to regularize the details and facts of the vehicles of the government in order to evade such circumstances in the future. President Sirisena also instructed the officials to maintain the details of the vehicles belonging to the government in a manner where any person can obtain the facts easily through the internet.Thus the President instructed that the each secretary of the ministry should visit the departments and institutes under their ministry at least once in three months to meet the office staff and to find out its procedure and issues.The President also highlighted the importance of taking action in all the Ministries to assist the initiatives to prevent the drug abuse and pointed out the importance of establishing a Drug Prevention Unit in each state institution, and fulfill their respective duties according to circulars issued in recent years. (Colombo Gazette)
Dwight Howard (12) of the Houston Rockets shoots a free throw against the Sacramento Kings in the second half of the Rocket’s 119-98 victory on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in Houston.Credit: Courtesy of TNSThose of you who have been watching the NBA playoffs — or have been trying to watch it — have seen a free-throw contest as opposed to a basketball game while following the Los Angeles Clippers and Houston Rockets series.Both teams have been using the heavily debated “Hack-a” strategy against one another. This is when a team intentionally fouls a poor free-throw shooter away from the play in order to put him at the line, in hopes that he misses at least one of his free-throw attempts. That allows the team to avoid playing defense for a possession and having to guard a couple of the most dominant players in the league in Rockets guard James Harden and Clippers forward Blake Griffin.While this strategy has worked over the course of the season and in the playoffs, it has taken a lot away from the natural flow of the game for the fans. NBA commissioner Adam Silver has said this rule will be looked at in the offseason.In Game 2 of the Clippers vs. Rockets series, there were 96 free throws attempted, 64 of them by the Rockets. Rockets center Dwight Howard went 8-of-21 at the line and is now shooting 40 percent at the stripe in the series.The Rockets have not utilized fouling Clippers center DeAndre Jordan as much as the San Antonio Spurs did in their previous series, as Jordan has been shooting surprisingly decent in the first two games at 59 percent.These fouls not only put a poor free-throw shooter at the line, but they also change the flow of the game and have forced head coaches Doc Rivers and Kevin McHale to remove their big men from the game. Look for the “Hack-a-Jordan” and “Hack-a-Howard” strategies to continue to be used throughout the remainder of the series.Currently, teams are able to foul away from the play throughout the game except for the final two minutes. I do think it is bad for the game in its entirety, but I do not think it should be adjusted.Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said it best after he utilized it against Jordan: “If someone can’t shoot free throws, that’s their problem.” The player should be the one working to improve his free-throw percentage to prevent this game plan from being used against him.One of Popovich’s own players, Tiago Splitter, used to be hacked early in his career. As a rookie, Splitter shot an atrocious 54 percent at the line, but he has improved that percentage to a respectable 75 percent this season.The most impressive player in the 2015 playoffs so far, Griffin, shot 52 percent from the line early in his career and is now up to 73 percent this season.Every player in the league has weaknesses that they must improve on. Chauncey Billups used to struggle finishing in traffic, so he learned how to draw fouls. J.J. Redick has learned how to put the ball on the floor and hit a floater or pull-up jumper when defenders close out aggressively on him. The rules were never adjusted for Billups by letting him shoot uncontested layups, and the same for Redick by letting him shoot open three-point attempts.When Silver and the league look at the rule this offseason, they will have a few options to modify it. First, they could keep it exactly how it is, where a team can intentionally foul except for the final two minutes of the game. I am not sure why something is allowed for the first 46 minutes of the game, but then all of a sudden during the final two minutes it changes. I am not complaining, though, as the last two minutes are the most exciting part of the game.Another option I have thought of is not allowing a foul away from the ball in the first 16 seconds of the shot clock, and then allowing it the last eight seconds. This gives teams an opportunity to score before a foul is given, while the opposing team must decide to foul or play out the last third of the shot clock.Finally they may discard the “Hack-a” policy throughout the entire 48 minutes. If this happens, Jordan, Howard, Andre Drummond and other poor free-throw shooters will benefit drastically. These players will earn larger contracts in free agency from teams due to the impact they create on the defensive end and rebounding, while they do not have to worry about them being hacked anymore on the offensive end.I strongly believe from a basketball standpoint the players must take responsibility to improve on their weaknesses. I expect the rule to be looked at this offseason, and possibly altered to make the games more enjoyable for the fans of the NBA to watch.
Kate sits in a light aircraft at RAF Wittering that cadets use each year for air experienceCredit:Joe Giddens/PA The Duchess, Honorary Air Commandant of the RAF Air Cadets, enters the aircraftCredit:Joe Giddens/PA Cadet Sergeant Jordan Bertolaso, a qualified aerospace instructor, talked the Duchess though the controls of the Grob tutor, a light aircraft which cadets use each year for air experience.Wearing a burgundy blazer, by Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, and a black ensemble of polo neck jumper, jeans and boots, the Duchess seemed to acknowledge February 14 as the most romantic day of the year by wearing a pair of heart-shaped earrings. Credit:Joe Giddens/PA The Duchess of Cambridge has shown off her flying skills during a visit to an RAF base where she sat in a plane similar to the one her husband flew while training.Sat at the controls of a flight simulator, Kate revealed she has what it takes to become a military pilot and was dubbed “a natural” by her instructor.The Duchess had come to meet air cadets taking part in a half-term skills development camp at RAF Wittering, near Peterborough, in her role as royal patron and Honorary Air Commandant of the RAF Air Cadets.With William an experienced flyer, both with the RAF and now as an air ambulance helicopter pilot, it should be no surprise the Duchess had the right touch to become a pilot.At first she appeared a little apprehensive when she sat in front of the flight simulator’s three screens and put her feet on some pedals and took hold of the joystick.But under the guidance of Flight Lieutenant Michael Salter, she was soon tuned into the delicate movements needed to pilot the mock motor glider.Flt Lt Salter said: “She was extremely good – she was a natural. She was very gentle on the controls, very often people are too rough. If you feel it, it’s extremely sensitive.”She said she hasn’t flown before and wanted to understand what the feeling was like in the air.” Kate took up her role with the RAF Air Cadets in December 2015, taking on the post from the Duke of Edinburgh who had been involved with the organisation for more than 60 years.The Duchess now represents 42,000 air cadets aged from 12 to 19, and 15,000 adult volunteers at more than 1,200 units across the UK and abroad. The RAF Air Cadets comprises both the Air Training Corps (ATC) and the Combined Cadet Force (RAF).Group Captain Richard Pratley, RAF Wittering Station Commander, said: “It has been an honour to welcome Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Cambridge to RAF Wittering to see some of the facilities we offer to cadets to help inspire the next generation.” Earlier, Kate sat in a light aircraft similar to the type used by her husband when he learnt to fly with the RAF.In 2008, the Duke of Cambridge was pictured in a training plane at RAF Cranwell, near Sleaford, Lincolnshire.The Duchess was given privileged access to the tutor aircraft in which generations of RAF Air Cadets have had their first experience of flying. The Duchess of Cambridge participates in a personal development training session with cadets at RAF Wittering Credit:Tim Rooke/REX/Shutterstock 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.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Despite the growing optimism for a solution to the Cyprus issue, Australian Cypriots remain committed to their struggle for justice. During the 44th Pan-Australian Convention of the the Federation of Cyprus Communities of Australia & New Zealand convention held in Adelaide last weekend, a statement was issued warning of the attempts to upgrade the Turkish-Cypriot ‘pseudostate’s’ status in the international community, as part of the talks for a unification of the torn country. The gradual approach of the Cypriot state and the Turkish Cypriot community has led to a prevailing sentiment of hope among the international community and the prospect of a federation seems to be more realistic than ever. Recently, Cypriot president Nikos Anastasiadis pledged that he will deliver a unified Cyprus by the end of his term in 2018, but this should not be the cause of complacency, noted Constantinos Prokopiou, president of the Pan-Australian Justice for Cyprus Coordinating Committee (PASEKA), in a statement he made during the convention. “At this stage of talks, we should not allow any upgrade of the pseudo-state’s status that could influence the course of negociations, or even the increase of the Turkish-Cypriot community irrational demands, when we reach the final stage. “There are cases of recent such attempts in Australia, which we should address effectively.” Echoing this sentiment, the president of the Federation of Cyprus Communities of Australia & New Zealand, Michael Christodoulou, made an impression with his personal address to the federal MP of Hindmarsh, Matt Williams, in which he sent a message to the Australian government to refrain from withdrawing its police precence in Cyprus, before a viable solution to the Cyprus problem is reached.
Skype s’invite sur les smartphones AndroidÉtats-Unis – Cette semaine, le logiciel de VoIP (téléphonie sur internet) Skype a intégré plusieurs smartphones tournant sous Android. Ainsi, il est désormais présent sur la grande majorité des terminaux mobiles.Skype cartonne dans le milieu de l’internet mobile. Le logiciel de voix sur réseau IP est déjà présent sur l’iPhone, les Windows Phone mobiles et les appareils équipés de Symbian. Désormais, il va aussi falloir compter avec lui sous Android. Les utilisateurs de l’OS de Google pourront désormais appeler des interlocuteurs à l’autre bout du globe à des tarifs très compétitifs : “L’expérience Skype est aujourd’hui omniprésente. De plus en plus de personnes utilisent Skype lorsqu’elles sont éloignées l’une de l’autre. Avec l’ajout d’Android, nous sommes ravis que Skype soit maintenant disponible sur trois des plateformes mobiles les plus populaires à l’heure actuelle : Android, iOS et Symbian”, a déclaré un cadre d’Android. Néanmoins, pour utiliser Skype en France, il faut soit payer 15 euros par mois, soit souscrire à l’un des forfaits les plus coûteux. Il faut également bénéficier d’Android en version 2.1 ou 2.2. Le 7 octobre 2010 à 12:47 • Emmanuel Perrin
Naufrage du Costa Concordia : la menace d’un “désastre écologique”Le naufrage du Costa Concordia près de l’île du Giglio fait craindre à l’Italie un véritable “désastre écologique”. Le ministre de l’Environnement Corrado Clini a fait part de ses inquiétudes, évoquant la menace de voir le carburant du navire se sédimenter au fond de l’océan.Le ministre de l’Environnement italien, Corrado Clini, a exprimé sa grande inquiétude après le naufrage du Costa Concordia près de l’île italienne du Giglio, située dans une exceptionnelle zone naturelle toscane. “C’est notre cauchemar depuis l’autre nuit”, a-t-il déclaré dans les colonnes du quotidien La Stampa.”Le navire a des réservoirs pleins de carburant, c’est un gasoil dense, lourd, qui pourrait se sédimenter dans les fonds, ce serait un désastre”, a-t-il expliqué.À lire aussiLe Vésuve, ce redoutable volcan dont l’éruption a détruit PompéiLe ministre craint de voir ce gasoil “se disperser en mer, contaminant une côte exceptionnelle avec les effets, connus en pareil cas, sur la faune marine et les oiseaux”. Mais il affirme que le gouvernement italien est “prêt à intervenir en cas de fuite dans la mer”. Corrado Clini affirme que le carburant sera extrait du navire “dès que ce sera possible”. Mais pour l’heure, “la priorité est encore de sauver les éventuels survivants, jusque-là commencer à vider les réservoirs est dangereux”, souligne-t-il.Le naufrage du Costa Concordia a relancé la polémique au sujet de ces immenses navires qui longent les côtes de bien trop près. Le ministre de l’Environnement italien promet de “définir les instruments les plus adaptés pour que des situations de ce genre ne se répètent pas”, déplorant que les règles et limitations déjà existantes soient “en partie tempérées et quelquefois détournées”.S’interrogeant sur la nécessité ou non de “prendre des mesures autoritaires”, telle qu’une interdiction de la navigation près des côtes, Corrado Clini estime que “la mesure de prévention sera probablement de lier la gestion de ces routes aux bonnes pratiques, les ancrer aux objectifs de protection de l’environnement déjà établis”.Le 16 janvier 2012 à 16:31 • Maxime Lambert
The 11 Best Movie-Based Lego SetsWorld’s Longest 3D-Printed Bridge Unveiled in China Vehicle and equipment manufacturers aren’t slowing down in their quest to electrify all the things. This compact excavator is the latest to ditch the diesel.Interestingly enough, one of the companies who worked on this machine was Cummins, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of diesel engines. Cummins now has its sights set on being a dominant force in electrics.Power for the excavator is supplied by an array of Cummins’ 4.4kWh battery modules. The excavator packs eight modules in total — enough to run for an entire eight-hour shift. It takes just three hours to fully recharge.This prototype unit was built by Cummins and Hyundai, and it boasts a few major advantages over its diesel-powered predecessors.Anyone who lives or works next door to a construction site where it’s deployed will appreciate two in particular.First, there are no smelly, harmful diesel emissions to deal with. And because there’s no diesel engine chugging away constantly it’s also a much, much quieter machine.As for the companies who purchase the excavator, they’ll enjoy the reduce maintenance that comes with the change to an electric platform with fewer moving parts.Hyundai’s customers have already expressed their interest in electrified equipment. It’s not just the cost savings that has construction firms pondering the switch. Municipal governments are providing motivation, too.Diesel hasn’t exactly been getting a lot of positive press in recent years. The massive Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal was the final straw for some legislators, who responded by passing diesel bans.Beyond legislation, municipalities are also making a statement with their purchases. They’ve targeted another major source of diesel pollution in urban areas: buses. Electric bus sales have taken off and are actually growing more rapidly than consumer EV sales.Hyundai thinks this model will be a hot seller, too.CTO D. S. Kim said the company “anticipates mini excavators, which operate in urban workplaces close to residential areas, will be a prime candidate to electrify to meet zero-emission and low noise requirements in the near future.”More on Geek.com:‘Harmless Home’ Built From Lego-Inspired Bricks Made From HempStudents Create World’s First Bricks Made From Human UrineModular 3D Printer Builds Sustainable Houses Stay on target
The American Soybean Association (ASA) welcomes WinField as a Premier Sponsor of the annual ASA Soy Social and Auction celebration on March 3, at Commodity Classic, in New Orleans. This important event for the soybean industry provides a fun opportunity for farmers and industry supporters to come together and celebrate, while helping to further the goals of ASA.“We’re very excited that WinField has decided to support our auction event this year,” said Jerry Bambauer, ASA Soy Social and Auction Committee Chairman and a farmer from New Bremen, Ohio. “WinField’s support and participation in this event demonstrates their commitment to the success of our industry and ASA’s efforts to advocate on behalf of all U.S. soybean farmers on key legislative, regulatory and trade policy issues.”In New Orleans, there is a popular French saying, “Laissez les bons temp rouler,” which translates to “Let the Good Times Roll.” That’s exactly what ASA plans to do at the Soy Social & Auction. At this annual event, ASA members have the chance to bid on numerous items that range from basic tools needed on the farm, to larger pieces of equipment, tickets to sporting events, vacation packages and more. Proceeds raised through registration fees and the sale of auction items benefits ASA’s SoyPAC (Political Action Committee).“As a member owned organization, WinField is committed to helping our farmers realize the full potential of their soybean acres,” said Jack Carlson, WinField Soybean Director. “We seek to do this by not only offering high-performing seed and the latest management practices and technology, but also by supporting organizations like the American Soybean Association.”WinField joins Syngenta as Premiere level sponsors of the event. Additional sponsorship support is also being provided by Champion level sponsor REG, and Supporting sponsors BNSF Railway, Liberty Link, MacDon and Rabo AgriFinanace.Click here for more information about the Soy Social & Auction, including details on how to register for this exciting event. An early registration fee discount is available through February 24, 2016.
BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed. Prothom Alo File PhotoThe Jatiya Oikya Front has postponed its Tuesday’s meeting with the chief election commissioner, after news emerged that prime minister Sheikh Hasina is ready to hold talks with them over the next general election, reports UNB.”We’ve come to know that she has decided to invite us to join a dialogue responding to our call,” BNP standing committee member Moudud Ahmed said on Monday.Talking to reporters after a meeting of Oikya Front’s steering committee at his Motijheel chamber, the BNP leader further said, “We welcome the prime minister’s decision and we’ll surely respond to it once we’re formally informed about its venue and date.”Earlier in the day, Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader at a press conference said their party agreed to sit with Jatiya Oikya Front leaders for talks over the next general election.He said Sheikh Hasina will lead the dialogue.In the wake of ruling party’s announcement for talks, the Jatiya Oikya Front steering committee members held a meeting at Moudud’s chamber to work out its next course of action.Moudud said their meeting condemned the lower court’s verdict in Zia Charitable Trust graft case as it was given after holding trial in absence of Khaleda Zia.”We hope the government will take immediate steps for her release on bail,” he said.The BNP leader said the meeting also protested inflicting suffering on people by enforcing transport strike at the behest of the governments’ ministers.Moudud said an Oikya Front delegation was supposed to hold a meeting with chief election commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda on Tuesday afternoon, but it has been postponed as the prime minister responded to their call for holding talks.JSD president ASM Abdur Rob, general secretary Abdul Malek Ratan, Gono Forum general secretary Mostafa Mohsin, executive president Subrata Chowdhury, Nagorik Oikya’s Mahmudur Rahman Manna, Jahedur Rahman, Jatiya Oiky Prokriya’s Sultan Mohammad Mansur, ABM Mostafa Amin and Gonoshasthya Kendra founder Zafrullah also attended the meeting with Moudud in the chair.On October 13, BNP together with Dr Kama Hossain-led Jatiya Oikya Prokriya, JSD and Nagorik Oikya launched the Jatiy Oikyafront to press for their seven-point demand.
Kolkata: The Special Task Force of Kolkata Police has nabbed another Fake Indian Currency Note (FICN) racketeer from Esplanade bus terminus on Sunday morning.The accused identified as Jhullu Rahman of Kaliachak in Malda was arrested on the basis of a source information and statement of another FICN racketeer, who was arrested earlier. STF seized huge amount of fake currency notes for the fourth time in three weeks. According to a source, on March 9, STF personnel had nabbed two fake currency note racketeers from Chandni Chowk area based on a source information. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseThe duo identified as Dipak Mandal alias Bhola and Joy Mandal was intercepted and questioned. On suspicion, police checked the bag the duo was carrying and found 400 notes of Rs 2,000 denomination worth Rs 8 lakh. After taking them in custody, STF personnel interrogated both Dipak and Joy and came up with another name. Later on March 18, sleuths arrested one Tofajul Hoque of Malda form in Moulali area under Entally police station’s jurisdiction. During search, police found 100 pieces of FICN of Rs 2,000 denomination worth Rs 2 lakh from his possession. While interrogating Tofajul, sleuths came to know that another FICN racketeer will come to Kolkata soon. Working on the information, sleuths got a tip-off that the said person will arrive at the Esplanade bus terminus. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataBased on the information, STF sleuths had kept an eye on the area. When Rahman was located sleuths surrounded him. The bag, which he was carrying, was searched and 90 pieces of Rs 2000 denomination worth Rs 1.8 lakh was found and seized. Rahman was immediately arrested. Kolkata Police are taking the FICN-related issues seriously because since the past a few months several persons were arrested with good amount of fake notes. Also, police are keeping strict vigil across the city to prevent circulation of fake currency notes as the Lok Sabha Election 2019 is round the corner.
Thursday, January 18, 2018 MAURITIUS — Cyclone Berguitta is expected to make landfall in Mauritius mid-day Thursday morning, local time, bringing with it 120 km-per-hour winds.The category 3 cyclone has already destroyed crops and taken out power to parts of the island nation. Thousands of residents are holed up in government storm shelters after being warned by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Centre to avoid risky areas where landslides and flooding are likely to occur.The airport and port were both closed on Jan. 17, the same day authorities raised the alert to class III. The Airport of Mauritius said it will remain closed until further notice.The last cyclone to hit Mauritius was Cyclone Hollanda in February 1994, which killed two people and caused $135 million in damage. Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Tags: Travel Alert Travelweek Group Mauritius airport closed until further notice as cyclone bears down
Quick workouts for men The decision not to sell the controversial item linked to the 1981 assassination attempt on the former president was praised by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation in California.“We are very pleased with this outcome and wish to thank the consignor and PFC AuctionsÂ for their assistance in this matter,” said John Heubusch, executive director of the foundation.He said he was pleased the late president’s blood will be kept “out of public hands.”The vial had been taken from a laboratory that tested Reagan’s blood for lead in the days after he was seriously wounded by a would-be assassin.“While we contend that the removal of the vial from the hospital laboratory, and the U.S. auction sale in February 2012, were not legal acts in our opinion,Â we are grateful to the current custodian of the vial for this generous donation to the Foundation,” Heubusch said.Reagan’s family, his foundation and his surgeon had earlier this week criticized the proposed sale.Online bidding on the item had reached about $30,000 when the sale was suspended. It had been set to conclude Thursday evening.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Top Stories Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Associated PressLONDON (AP) – An auction house on Thursday cancelled the sale of a vial containing dried blood residue said to be from Ronald Reagan, announcing that the seller will instead donate the item to the late U.S. president’s foundation.The PFC Auction house, which is based in the Channel Islands between England and France, said in a statement that the seller had obtained the vial legally at a U.S. auction earlier this year but had decided against proceeding with Thursday’s auction. Sponsored Stories Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Comments Share How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation
Rental car agency, Hertz Australia has commenced its online Rent2Buy car sales program in Australia, following proven popularity in the United States. The website offers consumers well maintained, late model pre-rental vehicles at competitive fixed prices, combined with a free three-day test period. Since launching in the US, we’ve sold many thousands of cars online,” Hertz International president Michael Taride said. “We are pleased to bring this exciting program to customers in Australia so that they can also benefit from well-maintained used cars at extremely competitive prices and with a full service history.” Hertz Rent2Buy offers prospective buyers the opportunity to take a three day test drive, which is then provided as a free rental if the car being test-driven is purchased. “The cars are hand selected from our large fleet of late model rental vehicles, all of which are removed from the fleet after 12-18 months,” Hertz Australasia region vice president and managing director Chris Rusden said. All sales include a 90-day, 5000 kilometre limited warranty and full service history. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T
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