Jammu: A 10-year-old girl was mauled to death by a leopard in a remote village in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Friday. The girl, Ruksana Bano, was feeding cattle near her ‘dhok’ (mud-house) at Neeram village in Mahore area when she was attacked and taken away by the wild beast Thursday evening, a police official said. He said the body of the girl was later recovered by a joint search party of police, wildlife employees and locals from the nearby forest area and handed over to her family for last rites after completion of legal formalities. Efforts are on to track down the leopard which had caused panic among the local residents by frequently venturing into human habitat from the nearby forest, the official said.
Washington DC: A US Congressional committee is investigating President Donald Trump in connection with a potential conflict of interest over military spending at a Scottish airport near his golf resort. The House Oversight and Reform Committee said that expenditure at the Prestwick airport has “increased substantially” since Trump came into office, the BBC reported on Saturday. The debt-ridden airport, south of Glasgow and approximately 30 km north of Trump Turnberry, has been fighting off closure. It is said to be integral to the Trump business, which is also loss-making. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThe Scottish government bought the airport in 2013, when it was facing closure. In June, it was put up for sale with no buyer announced till date. The Committee’s accusations were detailed in a letter, signed by the Democratic committee chairman Elijah Cummings, to the Pentagon — which is dated to June but was only revealed on the Politico news website on Friday. It requests access to all communications between the US Department of Defence and Trump Turnberry, as well as any related financial records. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsCiting Defence Logistics Agency (DLA) records, it said the US military had made 629 fuel purchase orders at the airport, totalling $11 million since October 2017. It also alleges that certain military personnel have been offered “cut-price rooms” and free rounds of golf at the Trump Turnberry resort. “Given the President’s continued financial stake in his Scotland golf courses, these reports raise questions about the president’s potential receipt of US or foreign government emoluments in violation of the US Constitution and raise other serious conflict of interest concerns.”
Gijon (Spain): Rodrigo and Paco Alcacer both scored twice as Spain eased to a 4-0 victory over the Faroe Islands in Gijon on Sunday to make it six wins from as many Euro 2020 qualifiers and inch closer to next year’s tournament. Captain Sergio Ramos equalled Iker Casillas’ national appearances record with his 167th cap, but otherwise it was a low-key affair at El Molinon. Spain now sit seven points clear in Group F after preserving their 100 percent record as second-placed Sweden were held to a 1-1 draw by Norway. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”Yes, it’s almost done, but not yet mathematically,” said Spain coach Robert Moreno when asked if his team had all but qualified with four games to spare. “We must grow as a team by winning all our matches. Of course, the final goal is qualification, but what matters is that the team has the feeling of doing things well.” There was a minute’s silence before the game in tribute to former coach Luis Enrique’s daughter Xana who died of bone cancer aged nine last week. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterMoreno, who took over as boss from Enrique when the ex-Barcelona coach stepped down in June, made 10 changes to the starting XI which won 2-1 in Romania on Thursday, with only Ramos keeping his place. The hosts wasted little time in taking the lead as the Faroes buckled under intense pressure in the 13th minute, missing several chances to clear the ball before Mikel Oyarzabal set up Rodrigo for a simple tap-in despite suspicions of offside. Spain struggled to break down their stubborn opponents for the rest of the first half, though, despite away goalkeeper Gunnar Nielsen being forced into an excellent save to keep out Thiago Alcantara’s spectacular long-range volley. But Valencia striker Rodrigo put the game to bed five minutes into the second half, cutting inside from the right and drilling a vicious left-footed strike into the top corner with the aid of a deflection. Despite having failed to score for his club so far this season and only managing eight goals in La Liga last term, the 28-year-old has netted five times in nine competitive internationals since the 2018 World Cup. Joannes Bjartalid gave Spain a scare with quarter-of-an-hour to play, but David de Gea denied him a famous goal with an excellent save.
Rabat – Local authorities arrested a student in Casablanca on Monday after he brought 750 grams of gunpowder to the Ifrikia secondary school.According to Assabah the 16 year old student carried the gunpowder to his class Monday morning and showed it to his classmates to impress them.Instead, the block of gunpowder, which could have exploded, terrified his classmates, and they started screaming and yelling.The same source added that the security agents arrived immediately after the school principal had alerted them to the situation.Police discovered the gunpowder in the student’s wallet, and took him to the police station for interrogation.Edited by Jessica Rohan© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed
EDMONTON — A northern Alberta aboriginal band has filed documents asking the Federal Court to overturn the approval of Shell’s mammoth Jackpine oil sands mine expansion.It’s another in a growing list of legal actions from First Nations opposing how the rapidly growing industry is managed.“The current relationship in Alberta’s oilsands with First Nations and government is deteriorating incredibly fast and the reason why is First Nations are asserting themselves as not merely the Indians out on the rez any more,” said Eriel Deranger, spokeswoman for the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, which filed the application Jan. 3.“We want to be looked at as equals.”The papers were filed just before musicians Neil Young and Diana Krall began a concert tour in support of the First Nation’s legal fund. Deranger said the lawsuit would have gone ahead anyway.“ACFN has multiple legal actions we’ve filed over the years. Even being part of the regulatory hearing process requires lawyers and legal costs and that’s what Neil wanted to stand behind.”This action, however, is different, Deranger said.“This is definitely more significant than the rest. For us, this filing is once again bringing to light the various deficiencies that (the governments) admitted to by saying, ’It’s in the public interest,’ which we feel is unlawful.“You can’t just simply state it’s in the public interest and absolve yourself of any responsibility of upholding the law.”The band’s application says the approval process for the Jackpine expansion broke at least three federal statutes — the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, the Species At Risk Act and the Migratory Birds Convention Act — as well as several international agreements Canada has signed.The band also argues the process broke the First Nation’s constitutional right to be consulted.It says final approval from the federal cabinet ignored almost all the band’s recommendations. It points out that although Ottawa granted a 35-day extension before making its decision so as to consult with the band, it released its approval before that period was over.“The Crown’s departure from many central recommendations of the (environmental review) panel and failure to provide concrete and equivalent alternative accommodation constitutes bad faith,” says the application.The review panel concluded Jackpine would create irreversible environmental damage. It said the project would mean the permanent loss of thousands of hectares of wetlands. It predicted the expansion would harm migratory birds, caribou and other wildlife and wipe out traditional plants used for generations.It also said Shell’s plans for mitigation are unproven and warned that some impacts would probably approach levels that the environment couldn’t support.Shell has said the expansion will double its production and create 750 jobs.At least four other major lawsuits have been filed by aboriginal bands to challenge laws central to how the Alberta and federal government review oilsands projects and manage the industry. They criticize the federal government’s rewriting of environmental legislation and the province’s revamp of the regulatory system.Bands are also fighting provincial proposals to centralize and standardize consultation and Alberta’s land-use plans for the oil sands region.
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“If these were indeed true, the Sri Lankan state should refrain from foisting cases on the fishermen, who tread into the waters in search of livelihood,” said Gauthaman. “If the fishermen are not released on August 21, the date up to which they have been remanded, we will hoist white flags on our boats and move en masse into Sri Lankan waters as “refugees of livelihood,” Gauthaman of Keechankuppam said. Frustrated by the frequent arrest of fishermen from Tamil Nadu by the Sri Lankan Navy and the delay in their release, fishermen here on Saturday said that they might have to seek ‘asylum’ in Sri Lanka if the governments at the State and Centre fail to secure the release of 65 fishermen currently in prison in the island nation, the Hindu newspaper reported.Members of the fishing community belonging to eight habitations of the Nagapattinam block, who are on an indefinite strike demanding the release of the jailed fishermen, held a Kudankulam-style offshore protest by lining up over 400 boats at sea bearing black flags. The fishing community has been on strike since the July 30 arrest of the fishermen from Nagapattinam and Karaikal. While over 400 mechanized and fibre boats, bearing black flags, lined up on the waves, several hundred women dotted the beach with black flags. The women played out mournful acts of bereavement and loss and demanded justice for their men. According to them, the repeated attacks were assaults on their traditional way of life and their right to livelihood. If the governments could guarantee them life and security, they should be given government jobs for sustenance, the women said in unison. At the same time, several hundred other boats remained docked in the harbour of Keechankuppam here for the 10th day. Speaking to The Hindu, on their charter of demands, Manoharan, a fishing community leader from Akkarapettai, said a permanent solution would have to be found in the form of ‘seasonal fishing rights’ to avoid conflicts. Such seasonal fishing rights can alternate between the fisherfolk of both countries on a bimonthly basis. The fishing community from both countries could benefit from the marine wealth that keeps shifting with the ocean currents, he said. The fishermen have also demanded that a joint Committee of the Centre and the State, along with fishing representatives from both countries, be constituted to arrive at an amicable arrangement.According to the fishermen, there were unconfirmed reports of fishermen being held for alleged smuggling of narcotics and fishing equipment from the Sri Lankan coast.
Port Alberni, B.C., site of proposed First Nations, LNG export plant AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email VICTORIA – A Vancouver-based company and a Vancouver Island First Nation announced plans Tuesday to work together to build a liquefied natural gas plant on aboriginal-owned land on the west coast of Vancouver Island.Steelhead LNG Corp., and the Huu-ay-aht First Nations signed a development agreement to build the LNG plant on treaty land located near Bamfield at the southern end of Alberni Inlet about 90 kilometres west of Port Alberni.Steelhead LNG said the project could represent an investment of about $30 billion, with the plant operating for 25 years. The company said it applied to the National Energy Board for an export permit of up to 30 million tonnes of LNG a year.Steelhead LNG chief executive officer Nigel Kuzemko said in a telephone interview that the project is in its early days and a final investment decision on whether to proceed with the plant is at least four years away.But he said Steelhead and the Huu-ay-aht First Nations, who signed a land claims treaty with the federal and British Columbia governments in April 2011, are working together on the project from start to finish.“We have a partnership with the First Nation that I don’t think any other project has at this stage,” he said. “We’re in a very early phase and we’ve formed a partnership with the Huu-ay-aht First Nations, and together we’ll look at this opportunity to develop a site here.”Kuzemko said the proposed site at Sarita Bay at Alberni Inlet offers about 300 hectares of flat, protected land, near deep water with open access to the Pacific Ocean and potential LNG markets in Japan, China and South Korea.He said the Huu-ay-aht also offer Steelhead local environmental knowledge which will prove valuable as the project migrates its way through the regulatory approval process.“They understand the environment and all the environmental issues in the area because as a First Nation, they’ve been on this site for generations,” said Kuzemko.But he conceded one of the first major hurdles facing the proposal is working with pipeline companies to deliver natural gas from northeastern B.C. to the Port Alberni area, a distance of more than 1,300 kilometres, and involves crossing the Georgia Strait between B.C.’s mainland and Vancouver Island.“One of our biggest challenges will be getting gas from northern B.C. to this site economically,” Kuzemko said. “It’s clearly one of the first questions we need to address.”Huu-ay-aht councillor and economic development officer John Jack said his First Nation offers Steelhead LNG certainty of its land base through its treaty and sends signals far and wide his people are open to considering business opportunities.Jack said the Steelhead proposal appealed to the Huu-ay-aht for its economic potential, but also because the company approached the First Nation about working together early in the process and not as an afterthought.“We appreciate and really admire the way that Steelhead has approached us at the front of this project rather than trying to get all this on their own and then coming to us after the fact,” he said. “This is very much the beginning of a process.”Last fall, B.C. Premier Christy Clark told a Vancouver Island economic gathering that Port Alberni is ideally located for LNG developments because of its access to the Pacific Ocean and to Asia. Her comments coincided with a protocol agreement between the Port Alberni Port Authority and the Huu-ay-aht First Nations.The Huu-ay-aht First Nations is a 750-member, self-governing nation.Steelhead LNG’s investors include KERN Partners, a Calgary-based energy sector private equity firm, which is funded by leading Canadian pension funds, North American university endowments, foundations, institutions and family offices. by Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 8, 2014 12:22 pm MDT
by John Cotter, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 23, 2017 6:58 am MDT Last Updated Feb 23, 2017 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Fresh ground beef is packed at a local butcher shop, October 1, 2012 in Levis, Que. The federal government has approved the sale of ground beef that has been treated with radiant energy similar to X-rays.Health Canada says irradiation can reduce levels of harmful bacteria such as E. coli and salmonella that could be in the meat. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot Health Canada approves sale of irradiated ground beef, says can reduce bacteria The federal government has approved the sale of ground beef that has been treated with radiant energy similar to X-rays.Health Canada says irradiation can reduce levels of harmful bacteria such as E. coli and salmonella that could be in the meat.It also says irradiation of fresh and frozen raw ground beef can prevent premature spoilage.“Health Canada developed the new regulation after conducting a thorough assessment and concluded that irradiation is a safe and effective treatment to reduce harmful bacteria in ground beef,” the department said in a release Wednesday.“Irradiation is an optional tool that the food industry can use to treat certain foods to maintain quality or enhance safety.”Under the new regulation, irradiated ground beef products must be labelled as such and include the international on packaging. The symbol is usually green and resembles a plant within a circle.Health Canada noted that the United States has permitted the irradiation of ground beef products since 1999. Canada’s beef cattle industry has been asking the Canadian government to approve ground beef irradiation since 1998.Irradiation is already used in Canada to treat potatoes, onions, wheat, flour, spices and some seasonings.Mark Klassen, a spokesman for the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, said it’s good news for consumers and beef producers.“It is essentially an extra food safety measure. When you add it to all of the other things that we do today … it could essentially eliminate illness from E. coli 0157,” he said from Strathmore, Alta.“We are serving hundreds of millions of beef servings. If we can go from a few cases of E. coli 0157 to none — that is where we want to be as an industry.”Klassen compared the health benefits of irradiated beef to the effect of milk pasteurization at the beginning of the last century.The association renewed its call for beef irradiation following an extensive recall of beef products during the fall of 2012. E. coli linked to a former XL Foods plant in Alberta sickened 18 people in British Columbia, Quebec, Alberta and Newfoundland and Labrador.Klassen said it will take about a year for the industry to provide irradiated ground beef to consumers. Supply will depend on demand.The association represents 68,500 beef farms and feedlots mainly in Western Canada.Health Canada said irradiated ground beef retains its nutritional value, taste, texture and appearance.The department said it will consider requests to allow for the sale of other irradiated meat products based on the same review rules it used for ground beef.
Former Columbus Crew midfielder and current United States national soccer team member Robbie Rogers is back to Europe. Rogers joined Leeds United Wednesday after playing the last five seasons with the Crew, and awaits the approval of a work permit to begin playing with the English Championship team. “(Leeds) were interested and they worked it out with my agent,” Rogers told leedsunited.com. “I had the opportunity to stay in Major League Soccer and it would have been very comfortable. My whole life I’ve grown up watching English soccer and European soccer and I really thought now was the time to take the chance and challenge myself. I think I’m ready for it.” The Crew did not respond to The Lantern’s request for comment regarding Rogers’ departure for Leeds. Rogers, who has 18 international appearances for his country and was an MLS Best XI selection in 2008, made his professional debut with Dutch side Heerenveen in 2006 before returning to America and signing with Columbus. Leeds, nicknamed the “Whites,” is currently in eighth place in the English Championship, which is one division below the English Premier League.
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. @greateranglia thank you for new trains but the ironing board seats are horrendous and experience therefore far worse. Dread seeing a new carriage come in now— Danny tran (@Dantran87) April 11, 2018 Anyone else finding new Thameslink @TLRailUK train seats awful? Upright, stiff boards – terrible for a journey over 10 minutes! #calltheosteopath— Patrick Macdonald (@Patrick_Macdon) March 5, 2018 The minister responded: “Train seating is required to address the comfort of passengers and to conform to relevant design standards, including on fire safety and crashworthiness.”We do not want passengers to feel that they need to bring in their own inflatable cushions, and my hon. Friend will take comfort in the fact that seats normally become more comfortable over time through use.” A rail company has promised new trains will feature comfortable, padded seats after commuters protested new rolling stock had “ironing board” chairs.Greater Anglia said it has consulted specialists after seeing the anger about seats on new trains.The £1.4bn investment in 169 new trains will also see every train fitted with free Wi-Fi, at-seat plugs and USB points, along with air conditioning.Jason Brandon, brand manager for Greater Anglia, said: “We’re very aware of the problems that there have been in other parts of the country with seats on new trains and this is why we really listened to customers’ feedback and really wanted to avoid any mis-shaped seats or too hard a seat.”We’ve heard the feedback from customers, we’ve listened, and we care about them being as comfortable as possible so we’ve selected a seat which is far more comfortable for customers.”Passengers had previously complained that seats on the trains were uncomfortable. Dear @greateranglia I’m not one to whinge (unless the train is canceled or late) but usually people try out new chairs before investing in them….I appreciate the carriage upgrades but I’m unable to walk after an hour sat on these terrible new seats!… #trybeforeyoubuy— Kirsty Clarke (@kirstyc81) April 5, 2018 Managers at Thameslink and Great Northern blamed Department for Transport guidelines on their uncomfortable seats, arguing they had taken comfort into account when they were designed.Transport minister Jo Johnson was forced to address the oironing board” Thameslink seats in Parliament after constituents complained. Hi Tom. Here’s a video showing the seats in standard class. pic.twitter.com/ZRJSKCsWZv— Greater Anglia News (@GreaterAngliaPR) April 13, 2018 He told angry commuters that ‘ironing board’ seats on new trains will become more comfortable with use.Jo Johnson made this claim in the House of Commons when Conservative MP Iain Stewart asked about the seats, which have markedly less padding than those on older trains, on behalf of his commuting constituents.Mr Stewart asked: “It is wonderful that so many new technologically superior trains are being introduced on Britain’s railways, but many passengers are complaining that some of them have cramped and uncomfortable seats. We do not want to have Ryanair on the tracks.”Will the Minister do all he can to ensure that the specifications for those new trains have passenger comfort at their heart?”
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Tourism service provider Travel Plan has signed an agreement with the Archdiocese of Athens in a bid to promote the capital’s spiritual side to visitors and boost the region’s ailing tourism industry.Travel Plan said in a statement that the agreement with the Athens Archdiocese charity group Apostoli will aim at promoting tours of Byzantine and Orthodox monuments in the Greek capital to worshippers from abroad.“With tourism as our weapon, we will try to bring together culture, tourism and Orthodoxy and to open the doors of history,” said Travel Plan’s managing director Giorgos Daskalakis.With Greece’s vital tourism sector having seen a slide in revenues over the last few years, Athens has been hard hit due to occassionally violent deomnstrations and its rundown city centre scaring off tourists.According to the Athens Attica Hotel Association, occupancy rates in the capital have been falling in the last three years but a rebound is expected in 2011.Data provided by the group showed that occupancy rates for five-star hotels in Athens fell to 54.9 percent in 2010 from 57 percent in 2009 and 64.3 percent in 2008. Occupancy rates for three-star hostels also dropped to 64.6 percent last year from 74.7 percent in 2008.
Chine : recensement géant des 1,3 milliard d’habitantsChine – C’est hier qu’a débuté le recensement de la population de l’empire du Milieu. Une tâche colossale, impliquant plus de 6 millions d’employés gouvernementaux pour une population de près d’1,5 milliard d’individus. Effectué tous les dix ans, le recensement de la population chinoise est organisé durant un mois. Une durée somme toute raisonnable pour le pays le plus peuplé du monde, avec plus de 1,33 milliard de citoyens fin 2009. Cette collecte de données est source d’inquiétude pour de nombreux Chinois en situation irrégulière : familles ayant dissimulé la naissance d’un ou plusieurs enfants, incompatible avec la politique stricte de l’enfant unique ou travailleurs ayant déserté leur campagne pour gagner la ville sans statut légal (une situation qui concerne environ 200 millions de personnes selon l’AFP).Nombreux sont donc ceux et celles qui devraient, cette année encore, tenter de se soustraire à cette vaste opération, même si le gouvernement chinois a certifié que les données personnelles collectées demeureraient confidentielles. Les résultats de ce recensement seront publiés en 2011. Le 2 novembre 2010 à 12:18 • Emmanuel Perrin
Feedbooks, la petite librairie numérique qui monteForte de sa communauté de lecteurs, Feedbooks, librairie numérique française, lance son service payant et souhaite concurrencer Googles Books et Amazon. Pour le moment, 90% des téléchargements réalisés sur Feedbooks concernent les livres gratuits, parmi une référence de 10.000 titres. La librairie numérique française a axé sa stratégie sur la qualité de ses livres qui ne sont pas pourvus de coquilles ou de problèmes de mise en page. Ainsi, un livre est analysé caractère par caractère pour s’assurer de la qualité du rédactionnel : “Chez Feedbooks, un même livre va être ainsi relu une dizaine, voire une quinzaine de fois. A la fin, il commence à être présentable. Chez Google, le scan de l’image n’est déjà pas bon. Et les logiciels de reconnaissance de caractères n’arrangent rien. Les meilleurs engendrent déjà 1% d’erreur. Sur un livre de 300 pages, cela fait beaucoup”, avance Loïc Roussel, un des créateurs du site sur l’Expansion.com. Aujourd’hui, 3 millions de téléchargements par mois se font sur la librairie numérique alors qu’ils n’étaient que 300.000 l’année dernière. Le 20 janvier 2011 à 13:58 • Emmanuel Perrin
Roberto Mancini doesn’t think Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence is an edge for the Italians ahead of their clashItaly must beat Portugal tomorrow to have any chance of reaching the Nations League finals, and CR7 isn’t in the squad.“Portugal have Bruma and Rafa Silva, they’re European champions,” Mancini pointed out in his pre-match Press conference via Football Italia.“Portugal remain a great team, they showed that in the European Championship final [when Ronaldo went off injured].“They remain one of the best in terms of their style of play, they have extraordinary players in the offensive phase.Lukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“I think it will be beautiful even without Cristiano, though we’d have liked him to be on the pitch.”Mancio also confirmed that Alessia Romagnoli is injured, and that two youngsters will join the squad for the friendly with the U.S.A.“Two players from the Under-21s will arrive, [Moise] Kean and [Gianluca] Mancini. They’ll be joined by [Francesco] Acerbi, who is in the squad because of Romagnoli’s problem.”During his time at Inter, the Coach often gave hints about his team, and he was asked to do the same for tomorrow.“[Giorgio] Chiellini, Jorginho, [Lorenzo] Insigne and [Alessandro] Florenzi will play.”
A photo taken on November 29, 2018, at the police headquarters in Lille, northern France, shows a gun, handcuffs and a truncheon.PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images [Representational Image]A 23-year-old man suffered kidney damages and was hospitalised after he was brutally assaulted by the police near his residence in Bengaluru.The victim, Mohammed Tanveer, is a resident of DJ Halli. According to reports, he was brutally thrashed by several policemen inside DJ Halli police station. The incident came to light after his brother Mohammed Musaveer filed a complaint against the police officers with Bengaluru Police Commissioner T Suneel Kumar on Saturday.Tanveer, who owns a photostat shop near his residence, was to get married on May 3. On the night of April 9, Tanveer came to know that his neighbour was sick and went out to get medicines. He was accompanied by his friend Danish and both of them were going to a medical shop near Dr BR Ambedkar Medical College.Just as they went a little ahead of their residence, they were stopped by the police. Tanveer was busy on his phone talking to his father and the policeman asked him to disconnect the call. But it took a few moments for the victim to cut the call which made the police officer angry and he assaulted Tanveer with a baton.According to the victim’s brother, Musaveer, “The policemen got angry with my brother and a constable, identified as Ayyappa, beat him with a police baton. My brother asked the policeman why he was being beaten up though he had not committed any fault. The policemen were furious and it led to further arguments. The policemen summoned a Hoysala patrol vehicle. They took my brother to DJ Halli station where nine policemen assaulted him,” reports TOI.It is now being reported that Tanveer suffered serious damage to his kidney due to the attack. The victim’s family members also met Additional Commissioner of Police (East) Seemanth Kumar Singh and made him aware of Tanveer’s condition.”Our preliminary probe revealed that DJ Halli police assaulted Tanveer. We are waiting for DCP’s report to know the policemen behind the incident. We will take stringent action against those responsible for the incident,” said Seemanth Kumar Singh told TOI.
The National Weather Service said the Fourth of July in Houston was the wettest on record as heavy rain inundated streets, parks and other places.NWS meteorologist Molly Merrifield said Thursday that the official July Fourth rain total for Houston, recorded at Bush Intercontinental Airport, was 4.19 inches. But she said about 8 inches fell in other areas.The prior record of 3.49 inches was set in 1942. Rainfall records for Houston date to 1892.The rain mostly tapered off by Wednesday afternoon.The weather service said the flooding was typical for Houston and didn’t come close to the devastating floods caused last year by Hurricane Harvey.Houston canceled its holiday concert and festival due to the rain, but not its fireworks display.The satellite is considerably clearer this morning, but it won’t entirely stay that way. Showers and storms today will be more scattered than yesterday’s soaker, though, while seasonable temperatures make a comeback. pic.twitter.com/PYmuBhl7Pn— NWS Houston (@NWSHouston) July 5, 2018 7 Day outlook, getting warmer with increasing rain chances Friday and Saturday. Most rainfall should develop during the day with heating. #houwx #bcswx #glswx pic.twitter.com/JSD7GH41bQ— NWS Houston (@NWSHouston) July 5, 2018 UPDATE 2: Since 6 a.m. – about a 12-hour stretch – we’ve had 167 vehicles removed and towed. #hounews— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) July 4, 2018 White Oak Bayou is very high, but slowly dropping. Rain has pretty much stopped. #KHOU11 pic.twitter.com/X7LNA6aEX8— Janelle Bludau (@JanelleKHOU) July 4, 2018 Share Media Briefing on today’s Weather Event #hounews #houwx https://t.co/yY6MICRMAt— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) July 4, 2018
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You might also be interested in May 06 , 2019 From the pages of Produce Business UKApeel Sciences is in the final administrative stages of regulatory authorization with the European Union (EU) to apply its plant-derived food waste prevention technology to a number of fruits, including avocados and citrus. Already available in the USA, the breakthrough product has the ability to reduce food waste for both consumers and retailers. With the issue high on the agenda in the UK, PBUK catches up with the California-based company ahead of exhibiting at The London Produce Show and Conference.A World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer and one of Time magazine’s 50 Genius Companies, Apeel claims its product is unique in being the only commercially available solution that is both plant-derived and a true end-to-end shelf-life extension solution that maintains harvest quality from the supplier, through distribution, to the retailer, and all the way to consumers’ homes. Subject to approval, the firm anticipates making its solution available by mid-2019 for avocados sold in the UK and the EU by Nature’s Pride, one of the region’s leading distributors, on the back of a partnership announced earlier this year. “The partnership will bring Apeel Avocados — avocados with double the edible shelf-life on average — to European households for the first time,” Natalie Shuman, Director of Industry Marketing at Apeel, tells PBUK. “The EU and the UK represent the second-largest import market for avocados, so we see great potential to help stakeholders in this supply chain unlock the value that Apeel’s shelf-life extension technology brings.“Europe is a natural next step for us considering the large population of customers and consumers seeking more sustainable food options. We are anticipating clearance by mid-year, and are working with supply and retail partners to determine the optimal time to enter the market upon approval.”Extending usage beyond avocadosApeel has been working behind the scenes to establish relationships with avocado industry leaders in the UK and the EU in preparation for its 2019 commercial launch.Beyond that, Apeel intends to expand its usage into other categories in both the UK and the EU. Organic produce that is treated in the US with Apeel’s organic formulation can be imported into the EU and the UK also. And that’s just the beginning – Apeel claims its technology has proven to be effective at improving the quality and shelf-life of more than two dozen types of fruits and vegetables.“While Apeel will be focusing on a commercial launch with avocados in the EU, we anticipate regulatory clearance on a number of other fruits such as citrus, mangoes, and more, giving us the runway to expand into other categories,” Shuman comments.“The demand for Apeel in new categories and new markets is very strong. We’re working around the clock to expand the availability of our solution so we can make an even bigger dent in the fight against food waste.”In the US, Apeel is currently available for application on avocados, asparagus and limes, which are sold at major US grocery stores, including Kroger, Costco, Harps, Martins, with fruit supplied by Del Rey, Horton, Eco Farms and Nature’s Pride. Further strategic partnerships are due to be announced shortly. Three important benefitsOn average, the firm says it is seeing in the US at least a 50% reduction in shrink, 5-10% sales growth, significant margin expansion and reduction in shopper product returns; thereby demonstrating a “real” return on investment in both profitability and shopper satisfaction. “We launched Apeel avocados [in the US] last summer with the likes of Kroger, Costco and Harps, and from there we have seen significant retail and supply programme expansion and consumer demand,” Shuman explains.“If the results we are seeing in the US are any indication, buyers in the EU and the UK will see three important benefits: a massive reduction in shrink, a significant increase in profitability and the ability to be a leader making a real difference in the global fight against food waste.”The key to the product’s added value is the extended shelf-life it provides, since this gives more time for all stakeholders in the supply chain from the farm to the kitchen. One month to go until Hort Connections 2019: ‘G … Grapes in Charts: U.S. market has seen flat volume … U.S.: EPA decides not to ban chlorpyrifos … Shuman says more time for suppliers means easier inventory management, a better arrival rate and superior quality associated with their brand. “Retailers can merchandise and increase space allocation with confidence, and can deliver a longer lasting product that will increase shopper satisfaction and loyalty,” she points out. “The majority of food waste happens in the home, and Apeel helps resolve the number one pain point that consumers have with produce – wasting good food and hard earned money.” WRAP research shows that the UK throws away 7.1 million (m) tonnes [in 2015] of household foodwaste a year in the UK, compared to 8.1m tonnes in 2007. Of that total, WRAP estimates that almost three quarters (70% of the total) is food we could have eaten (5m tonnes), worth around £15 billion.Apeel was founded with a mindset that the solution has a global reach and multiple benefits; from helping small holder farmers in remote areas overcome the lack of cold chain infrastructure to feed more people, to solving one of the biggest pain points for large retailers and the end consumer. “Every day we are learning new ways the solution can unlock value in different commodities and for different parts of the food distribution system,” Shuman reveals. “What we love most is that we looked to nature for inspiration and found the answer to address food waste reduction – one of the most crucial challenges we face as a society.”How the solution works Apeel is plant-derived coating applied post harvest that essentially creates a second edible ‘peel’ that minimises water loss and oxidation – the two primary causes of spoilage. This creates an optimal micro-climate in every piece of produce that lasts from the time it is applied, through to consumption. The coating is made from lipids and glycerolipids that exist in the peels, seeds, and pulp of all the fruits and vegetables that we already eat. Apeel says it works hand-in-hand with its supply partners to customise its formulation for the unique characteristics of the particular fruit or vegetable variety and its growing regions to ensure the ultimate success of the product.The fact that the coating is plant-derived is part of the solution’s successful reception among consumers too.“We are finding that because we are essentially using food to protect food, consumers are not only receptive to Apeel produce, but have a high purchase intent as indicated by the thousands of online store locator searches we’re receiving,” Shuman reveals. “In the US, we have a very proactive consumer marketing effort to educate consumers about the benefits of Apeel, what it is made of and how it works. We plan to proactively engage consumers in the EU and UK markets ahead of our launch.”Seeing is believing – The London Produce ShowTo support its European launch, Apeel will be exhibiting at The London Produce Show on 5-7 June, 2019. As well as presenting product demonstrations, members of Apeel’s senior team, EU retail relations department and marketing personnel will be on hand to discuss partnership opportunities.“Interested suppliers and distributors can visit us at our booth at The London Produce Show, or visit our website at apeel.com to submit a business inquiry,” says Shuman.“The timing and setting of The London Produce Show line up perfectly with our expansion timeline, and it provides an intimate setting that allow for more quality time and productive conversations with our retail and supply contacts.“The results we’re getting are so astounding that they really need to be seen to be believed, so trade shows like The London Produce Show provide the perfect stage for people to witness the power of our product firsthand.” Register here to attend The London Produce Show 2019.The three-day event takes place on 5-7 June at The Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane.All stories ‘What does it take to win with new grape varieties …