Expedia stops selling to Venezuela amid turmoil

CARACAS, Venezuela — Travel websites like Expedia and Orbitz have quietly stopped selling airline tickets for Venezuela amid recent political turmoil, further isolating the socialist-run country after years of declining flight service.On Thursday, it was impossible to find on the popular websites any Venezuelan cities in the drop-down list of booking options for hotels and flights to the South American country.The Bellevue, Washington-based Expedia Gorup said that the company was acting on behalf of travellers’ wellbeing and in accordance with recent travel advice by foreign governments about crime and civil unrest.“Once governmental advice reaches a certain level of travel concern, we take action to close off destinations on our sites,” spokeswoman Sarah Gavin told The Associated Press.Orbitz didn’t respond to a request for comment.Joshua Goodman, The Associated Press read more

Same global resolve needed to fight organized crime as with terrorism –

“Our response must be global and integrated,” he told the Security Council at the start of a debate on the issue, citing efforts already taken to fight drugs and human trafficking and the so-called Kimberly process against blood diamonds to prevent the smuggling of illegally mined natural resources to arm and fund conflicts.“But there is so much more to be done against emerging threats like cyber-crime, money-laundering, environmental crime, and the dumping of hazardous waste,” he said. “Member States have united to fight pandemics, poverty, climate change and terrorism. We can and must do the same to counter organized crime.”At the same time, he warned that justice and human rights must be respected, with law enforcement never descending to the level of the criminals. “We cannot fight fire with fire. The criminals use ruthless and exploitative methods which we can never contemplate,” he said.He called for integration at all levels, nationally, regionally and internationally, noting that in West Africa lack of capacity has been overcome and vulnerability to drugs and crime is being reduced thanks to the work of the 16-member Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).The West Africa Coast Initiative involving the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), and the Department of Political Affairs (DPA) is also a good example of the “one UN” approach, he said.“I urge you to support similar regional initiatives, like the Santo Domingo Pact launched here at the United Nations today, which has the same aims for Central America and the Caribbean,” he declared. “With transnational threats, States have no choice but to work together. We are all affected, whether as countries of supply, trafficking or demand. Therefore, we have a shared responsibility to act.”UNODC Executive Director Antonio Maria Costa highlighted the dimensions of what is at stake, citing the profits of just the drug trade. “To put into perspective the massive proceeds from crime, think of this: the regular budget of UNODC is 1 per cent of the UN budget, that itself is less than 1 per cent of the yearly proceeds from the global drug trade – $320 billion,” he told the Council.“One line of cocaine snorted in Europe kills one square metre of Andean rain forest, and buys 100 rounds of AK-47 ammunition in West Africa. Multiply this by 850 tons of cocaine per year and you see that is a bigger mismatch than David versus Goliath.”He highlighted the interconnection between transnational crime and conflicts, development and endemic corruption. “International mafias exploit the instability caused by conflicts, they thrive in areas lost to insurgency, and take advantage of a government’s inability to provide security,” he said.“This creates a vicious circle… vulnerability attracts crime, crime in turn deepens vulnerability. In a chain reaction, humanitarian crises follow, development is stalled and peacekeepers are deployed,” he added, calling development and security key tools in eliminating vulnerability.“To illustrate all this, take a map of illicit trafficking routes and overlay it with a map of conflicts. Then juxtapose a histogram of per-capita incomes. You will see that crime, violence and underdevelopment overlap. And these regions, of course, coincide with UN peacekeeping operations.”Better knowledge of the ways of organized crime is also essential, he said, noting that smugglers, insurgents and terrorists operate in precisely those places that are out of government control and too scary for tourists or investors, running fleets of ships and planes, trucks and containers carrying tons of drug and weapons, unperturbed and undetected.Or if they are detected, it is most likely to be by pure chance, as in the case of a drug-trafficking Boeing 727 jet that crashed last year in the Gao region of Mali, an area plagued by insurgency and terrorism.In a presidential statement read by Ambassador Gérard Araud of France, which holds the Council’s rotating presidency for February, the 15-member body cited the links between drug trafficking and financing terrorism, noted kidnapping and hostage-taking for political and fundraising reasons, and called on States “to increase international and regional cooperation on the basis of a common and shared responsibility.” 24 February 2010The United Nations today denounced organized crime as a threat to international peace and security, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calling on Member States to confront the scourge with the same unity and determination they have shown in fighting pandemics or terrorism. read more

Security Council concerned at precarious situation in Central African Republic

In a statement read out at a formal meeting by the Council’s current president, Ambassador Wang Yingfan of China, the 15-member body noted that such a climate was not conducive to encouraging the return home of thousands of Central Africans who were displaced or sought refuge in neighbouring countries as a result of the attempted coup at the end of May. The Council also reiterated its condemnation of that coup.In addition, the Council strongly condemned the 5 July killing in Bangui of the United Nations security coordinator and urged the Central African authorities to bring those responsible to justice.In its statement, the Council asked Secretary-General Kofi Annan to prepare by 30 September recommendations on how the United Nations can further contribute to the recovery of the Central African Republic. The Council asked that the recommendations focus on strengthening the UN presence in the country, particularly in human rights monitoring and help for the judicial system. The UN should also look into providing experts in public administration and finances, as well as continued restructuring of the country’s armed forces and the implementation of an effective arms-collection programme. “The Security Council stresses that an enhanced international effort will be necessary to help in the recovery of the Central African Republic,” the Council said, as it welcomed the appointment of the new Representative of the Secretary-General, Gen. Lamine Cissé of Senegal, to head the UN Peace-building Support Office (BONUCA). read more

Security Council calls for immediate ceasefire in eastern DR of Congo

In a statement read out at an open meeting by its President, Ambassador Martin Belinga-Eboutou of Cameroon, the Council called on the DRC Government and all others in the region to exert their influence on the parties to stop the fighting, and to refrain from any action that would further exacerbate the situation or undermine the peace process. “The Security Council calls on all parties and armed groups involved in the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to commit themselves to achieving a peaceful settlement for the region, and condemns any attempt to use military action to influence the peace process,” the Council said. The statement condemned the attack on Uvira by Maï-Maï and other forces, and voiced great concern over the build-up of forces around Bukavu as well as other destabilizing developments in the region. The Council also condemned ethnically targeted violence in the Ituri region, and asked all parties to take immediate action to defuse tensions, ensure the protection of civilians and end human rights violations. It requested the UN Organization Mission in the DRC (MONUC) to support efforts by Uganda and the DRC to set up an Ituri Pacification Commission. “The Security Council stresses that no government, military force or any other organization or individual should provide military or other supplies or any other form of support to any of the groups involved in the fighting in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Burundi,” the statement said. The Council urged the parties to reach agreement on an all-inclusive transitional Government, and welcomed the progress on the pull-out of foreign troops from DRC territory, stressing that this withdrawal process must be completed. The statement also called on the DRC and Burundi to quickly conclude an agreement on the normalization of relations and cooperation in security matters. read more

UN agency needs 10 million to feed locust and droughthit people in

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is appealing for $10 million to ensure the double ravages of drought and locusts do not combine to destroy the livelihoods of over 800,000 vulnerable people living in Mali and Niger, two of the four lowest-ranked countries in a UN Human Development Index.“We are already seeing worrying signs of malnutrition amongst young children and vulnerable adults. Cattle are dying, food prices are soaring, livestock are being driven south in search of better pasture – these calamities would even bring Job to his knees,” WFP Mali Country Director Pablo Recalde said.In 2004 West Africa suffered its worst locust infestation in 15 years. Although the destruction in the agricultural belt of Mali and Niger was far from total, harvests and pastures were severely affected in several areas, a situation which was compounded by an early end to the rainy season in the region.In both countries, well over 60 per cent of the population lives below the poverty line and agriculture is the engine of a weak economy. Even in a good year the region is plagued by chronic food insecurity between harvests, but drought and the locust invasion have almost completely destroyed traditional coping mechanisms in some areas.Although the most vulnerable will receive food from free distributions, the majority of WFP’s aid will be through food-for-work programmes aimed at helping farmers rehabilitate their land and improve its productivity in the seasons to come, such as technical training, the repair of dams and wells, the rehabilitation and protection of soils and the creation of small fruit and vegetable gardens.Needs are greatest in Mali where $7.5 million is required to feed nearly 450,000 people living mainly in the regions of Mopti, Timbuktu, Kayes, Kidal and Gao. read more

Top musicians release love song to Earth to inspire action at UN

Twelve musical acts, including Sir Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi, Leona Lewis and UN Goodwill Ambassador Angelique Kidjo, released the single ‘Love Song to the Earth,’ which is now available to download from iTunes and Apple Music. The artists, producers and directors of the song – as well as Apple – are donating their respective proceeds to Friends of the Earth US and the UN Foundation.Written by Toby Gad, Natasha Bedingfield, John Shanks and Sean Paul the single, Love Song to the Earth highlights the importance of taking care of the things we love.Ms. Bedingfield said: “Many people turn a blind eye arguing that everything is ok environmentally. The song reminds us that having ownership of our world means taking care of it. With this song we wanted to talk about the environment in a way that would help people feel empowered to do something rather than be paralyzed by fear.”The song aims to reach new audiences with the message that the time to act on climate change is now is meant to encourage people to “Share the Love Song” and “Take Climate Action Now” by signing a petition.This petition will be delivered to world leaders at the beginning of the the 21st meeting of the parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), widely referred to as COP-21 in Paris in December. This petition is part of a unified global movement supporting the UN’s call for a meaningful, universal, global climate change agreement.“The support, engagement, and passion of the creative community are key to engaging new audiences in the call for a meaningful and universal climate change agreement. When UN Member States gather in Paris this December, the voices of everyone, especially the entertainment industry, will help ensure the best outcome possible for a better future for all.” said Aaron Sherinian, chief communications and marketing officer of the UN Foundation.Released on the 4th of September, the song will eventually become available on all music platforms and streaming services worldwide as of September 11th.Accompanying the song is a “lyric video” produced by Jerry Cope. This will also be released on the 11th of September and will feature breathtaking views from around the world. As well as this, scientists and celebrities will be shown holding up signs saying urging viewers to “Keep It safe” to encourage their fans to get involved.“The climate crisis is near a global tipping point, we hope everyone who hears this anthem takes action to encourage our political leaders to keep our planet safe, by keeping fossil fuels in the ground and moving toward 100 per cent renewable energy,” said Erich Pica, president of Friends of the Earth US.Other artists featuring on the track include Sheryl Crow, Fergie, Colbie Caillat, Natasha Bedingfield, Leona Lewis, Sean Paul, Johnny Rzeznik, Krewella, Angelique Kidjo (a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador), Kelsea Ballerini, Nicole Scherzinger, Christina Grimmie, Victoria Justice and Q’Orianka Kilcher. read more

Carbon Highs Dino Dynamics Take Second Place Overall in Region Competition

By Britlie SharpThe Dino Dynamics competed in the 3A Region 14 drill team competition on Saturday. The competition was hosted at Juab High School.At the competition, the Dynamics competed in three categories: military, dance and kick. In the military category, the Dino Dynamics took third place. They placed third in the dance category as well. The Dynamics shined in the kick category, taking second.Overall the Dino Dynamics took second place. Juab High School beat them, taking first place, and Delta High School followed them, taking third overall.Now, the Dino Dynamics will be competing in the state competition taking place Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. Coaching the Dynamics are Nicole Bennett, Missy Labrum, Celeste Thorpe and Brielle Bogdin. They have worked hard with the girls all year and will continue to work with them until their state competition.At the region competition, Academic All-Region and All-Region awards were announced. Stevie Hanna and Kylee Bedke received Academic All-Region. In order to get this award, these girls had to be in their senior year with a 3.75 or higher GPA. T’Ann Passarella, Kylee Bedke and Haley Baggs received the All-Region award. read more

Foie gras imports could be banned after Brexit on ethical grounds

Mr Eustice went on: “When we leave the European Union, we do indeed have an opportunity to look at restrictions on sales along the lines that (Mr Smith) pointed out.”We know there are no barriers under WTO law, something which is sometimes raised by some people – there are clear precedents for putting in place ethical bans when it comes to WTO law.”Some countries – notably India – have brought forward bans on the sale of foie gras.” Mr Smith told the Commons: “Foie Gras is cruel to produce, unhealthy to eat and it’s expensive to purchase.”The ultimate cost though is paid by the ducks and geese who suffer so greatly before their slaughter, and it’s time we banned this outdated practice.”For the Government, Mr Eustice said in his reply: “While we are a member of the European Union, as (Mr Smith) pointed out, we are required to observe law which places restrictions on the introduction of measures that impair the movement of goods within the EU market.” Geese are force fed as part of the process of making foie gras before their over-sized, fatty livers are extractedCredit:Reuters Geese are force fed as part of the process of making foie gras before their over-sized, fatty livers are extracted Foie gras imports to the UK could be banned after Brexit, according to an environment minister.Conservative frontbencher George Eustice said the UK is required to observe law which restricts the introduction of measures which hinder the movement of goods within the EU market.But he added leaving the EU will offer an opportunity to examine restrictions on sales.His remarks came after Tory MP Henry Smith (Crawley) questioned why there was a UK production ban on foie gras, but not an import ban.The product is made from duck or goose livers. They are force fed as part of the process before their over-sized, fatty livers are extracted, MPs heard.Around 98% of duck foie gras imports to the UK come from France, while total imports amounted to around 100 tonnes in 2017, Mr Eustice said. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Boart Longyear appoints Jeffrey Olsen as Chief Financial Officer

first_imgJeffrey Olsen will be joining Boart Longyear as its Chief Financial Officer effective April 1, 2014. “I am pleased to have Jeff join Boart Longyear. His strong financial background and knowledge and understanding of the resources and mining industries, including his global experience in a broad range of senior financial and commercial roles with Rio Tinto, are a good fit for our company and for our current priorities to improve our balance sheet,” said Boart Longyear President and CEO, Richard O’Brien.“The Board and I also would like to thank Jay Clement for the leadership and judgment he has provided as Acting CFO during a very challenging period. He has been indispensable to me since I joined the company and will continue to be so.”Olsen has served as Chief Commercial Officer for Rio Tinto’s Iron & Titanium business since 2010. Prior to that time, he was Chief Financial Officer for Rio Tinto’s Borax and Minerals divisions for some eight years and held other financial roles at Rio Tinto for another six years earlier in his career. Olsen’s experience also includes financial roles at General Chemical Corp and Xerox Corp in the USA.“Boart Longyear has a strong brand and a long history of success,” states Olsen. “I look forward to joining their strong management team and to helping the company deliver results for its customers and shareholders.”last_img read more

Télévision internet les médias sont de plus en plus ancrés dans la

first_imgTélévision, internet… : les médias sont de plus en plus ancrés dans la vie des FrançaisFrance – Le quotidien des Français comprend de plus en plus de contacts avec les médias. La télévision arrive sans surprise en tête du classement, suivie par la radio. Internet grimpe pour sa part sur la troisième marche du podium.Selon le bilan annuel de l’étude Médiamétrie “Media in Life”, qui a porté sur 10.000 personnes âgées d’au moins 13 ans, les Français ont augmenté de 10% leur consommation de médias de 2006 à 2009. En moyenne, ils ont quarante contacts avec les médias chaque jour. À lire aussiLe World Wide Web a 30 ans : devons-nous nous inquiéter de son évolution ?Le catalyseur ayant permis cette augmentation semble être Internet. Occupant la troisième position parmi les médias les plus utilisés selon l’étude, il est de plus en plus présent chez les Français. En 2009, un sondé sur deux l’utilisait ainsi quotidiennement, contre un peu plus d’une personne sur trois en 2007. Internet permet d’accéder de façon indirecte à d’autres supports médiatiques, comme la télévision et la musique en streaming, ou encore les journaux en ligne. En effet, la presse se lit de plus en plus via Internet : 64% des internautes le font régulièrement. L’accessibilité du net joue également en sa faveur : 50% des 15-34 ans possèdent un accès à Internet mobile (clé 3G ou téléphone). Malgré ce développement du net, la télévision reste la championne avec en moyenne 15,8 contacts par jour et par personne (contre 9 pour la radio et 4,6 pour Internet). La presse écrite se situe juste derrière Internet avec en moyenne 3,2 contacts par jour. Il faut noter qu’elle est de plus en plus lue sur la Toile, fort probablement en raison de sa gratuité et de son aspect pratique.D’autres sources de médias montent depuis quelques années, notamment la téléphonie mobile avec 2,3 contacts par jour en moyenne, la musique (2,1 contacts par jour), le téléphone fixe (1,3 contact) et les jeux vidéo (1,1 contact).L’étude révèle également que le contact avec les médias dépend de l’âge : les 25-34 ans sont ceux qui en profitent le plus, avec 40,7 contacts par jour hors ordinateur, suivis des plus de 60 ans (40,2 contacts). Cependant, ces derniers sont beaucoup plus ancrés dans les médias traditionnels tels que la presse écrite.Le 5 mars 2010 à 11:09 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Services publics en ligne les internautes invités à donner leur avis

first_imgServices publics en ligne : les internautes invités à donner leur avis La ministre du budget Valérie Pécresse entend continuer de développer les services publics en ligne. Lundi, elle s’est vu remettre un document en ce sens émettant plusieurs propositions au sujet desquelles les internautes sont invités à donner leur avis.Le député UMP de Seine-et-Marne Franck Riester a remis en début de semaine un rapport sur “l’amélioration de la relation numérique à l’usager” à la ministre Valérie Pécresse. Réalisé avec un groupe d’experts, ce document a été élaboré dans le cadre du projet Open Data du gouvernement, qui vise à donner accès à des données publiques via le futur portail data.gouv.fr (ouverture prévue pour la fin décembre).À lire aussiLe World Wide Web a 30 ans : devons-nous nous inquiéter de son évolution ?Il énumère quinze propositions basées sur trois axes principaux : donner la parole aux usagers pour améliorer le service public, offrir plus de services personnalisés, et fournir un accès lisible, simple et cohérent vers l’Administration en ligne. Parmi les pistes évoquées, citons notamment la mise en place d’outils d’assistance comme le téléphone et le chat, la géolocalisation, ou encore la transmission de pièces justificatives via un téléphone mobile. Toutes ces propositions sont accessibles sur le site Ensemble-simplifions.fr, où les internautes sont invités à les commenter, mais aussi à émettre leurs propres idées. Le 28 septembre 2011 à 18:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

NYPD fields “flurry of calls” after McMahon arrest storyline

first_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next When Did Vince McMahon Find Out About Roman Reigns’ Diagnosis? Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Google+ Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Videos Articles Vince McMahon Gave Roman Reigns Advice After Cancer Diagnosis WhatsAppcenter_img Riz Ahmed Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Roman Reigns Twitter Pinterest Linda McMahon To Leave SBA Job To Head Trump Super PAC Fundraising Now Playing Up Next TMZ is reporting that the NYPD had to field a series of calls on Monday night after a storyline took place on RAW featuring the “arrest” of Vince McMahon.“Cops began fielding calls after some really bad acting, where Vince stepped in to protect his daughter from some rent-a-cops. Things got heated at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Vince got aggressive and the cops hooked him up and read him his Miranda rights. It seemed real enough for viewers to call police … presumably to either express their displeasure or lobby to have the book thrown at him.”You can check out the full TMZ story at the link below.TMZ: WWE’s Vince McMahon — NYPD Fields Flurry of Calls After ‘Arrest’Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipVince McMahon Gave Roman Reigns Advice After Cancer DiagnosisVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:36/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:33 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW Vince Mcmahon WWE RAW Results – 9/9/19 (Steve Austin moderates, KOTR Semifinal, Women’s Tag Match)last_img read more

Etoo says black managers are discriminated against

first_imgThe former Barcelona and Chelsea superstar is still deciding what he will do after he retires from professional football.Cameroonian striker Samuel Eto’o is still playing professionally at the age of 37.The attacker is currently playing in Qatar SC, a team in the Qatar Stars League.And the former Cameroon international footballer is still deciding what to do after he retires.Samuel Eto'oEto’o talks of a Mourinho return to Barca George Patchias – September 12, 2019 Samuel Eto’o says that Jose Mourinho returning to Barcelona as the manager would be a thing of beauty.38-year-old Samuel Eto’o only announced his retirement…But maybe coaching is not a good a good option for him.“Many black former players don’t get the coaching license, but there are also many who do have this,” he was quoted by The Bleacher Report.“There is a lack of trust.”“That trust doesn’t exist, and we are seen as second-class citizens,” Eto’o concluded.last_img read more

1 injured 1 killed at graduation ceremony in Georgia

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. A shooting at a Georgia high school ceremony injured one and killed another.The shooting took place near Mt. Zion High School in Clayton County, just south of Atlanta, Friday night.According to investigators, one person was killed on scene. Another was injured due to the shooting.Officials said both victims in this case are female.This was reportedly a graduation ceremony that was taking place across the street from the high school.Crime scene tape could be seen on scene in what appears to be a parking lot.Please check back on WSVN.com and 7News for more details on this developing story. last_img read more

Hearst Magazines Hires Two New Senior Executives for US Magazine Division

first_imgToday, Hearst Magazines announced that two new senior executives would be joining its U.S. magazine division. Debi Chirichella, former chief operating officer at Condé Nast Digital, will join as senior vice president, chief financial officer; while Grant Whitmore, former chief operating officer at HFM US Digital Media, will join as vice president of digital. Chirichella previously served at Condé Nast Digital for seven years, while simultaneously working as COO of the Fairchild Fashion Group, beginning in 2010. She will be in charge of financial planning and reporting at Hearst Magazines, in this newly created position.Prior to his COO position at HFM US Digital Media, Whitmore served as COO at Jumpstart Automotive Group. Whitmore will now be responsible for Hearst Magazines’ primary U.S. digital operations; these operations comprise of 28 websites with an accumulation of 22 million unique visitors per month, and 14 mobile websites. Chirichella is scheduled to assume her role November 14, while Whitmore starts immediately.last_img read more

No guaranty CJ will be able to get back his job AG

first_imgAttorney general Mahbubey AlamAttorney general Mahbubey Alam on Sunday said there is no connection between the review petition against Supreme Court judgment scraping 16th amendment of the constitution and the return of chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha to the country.”There is no guaranty that the chief justice will be able to observe his duty on his return. Observing his [chief justice] duty will be far cry if his colleague judges at the Appellate Division refrain from sitting on the same bench with him,” the attorney general said.The chief state counsel said these while addressing a press briefing held at his office this morning.”Proceedings for review will continue at its own speed. We have been allowed four weeks time for issuing gazette on lower court judges’ service rules. I have informed the apex court today that the law minister will probably hold discussion with the court on Thursday in this regard,” the attorney general added.Chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha is now in Australia on a month-long leave. The government has given Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah, the senior-most judge in line, the responsibility to act as chief justice in Justice Sinha’s absence.last_img read more

Man with fever for 20 days kept under observation in ID Hospital

first_imgKolkata: A mason from Murshidabad, who went to Kerala’s Ernakulam for work, returned to the city and is admitted to the Beliaghata ID Hospital after he caught fever more than 20 days ago, triggering widespread panic of Nipah virus outbreak.The victim, identified as Asif Mandal, has been kept in the isolation ward of the hospital with flu like symptoms. The hospital authorities are yet to confirm his case of fever. Meanwhile, there was a scare of Nipah virus among some people in the state, particularly after the incident of a middle-aged contact labourer suffering from an unknown fever at a city hospital, was reported. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsIt may be mentioned that another contractual labourer, Safiqul Haq from the same district, who also visited Kerala, had been undergoing treatment in the hospital with fever. Haq, a resident Rejinagar in Murshidabad returned from Bangalore a few days ago with high fever. He went to Bangalore as a contractual labourer. The state Health department has already confirmed that Haq is not affected by Nipah.In another development, Alipore Zoological authorities have issued a notice asking the visitors and zoo workers not to eat any fruits that may be found lying on the ground inside its campus. The notification was issued after many fruits were found on the ground that are pricked by bats. A portion of area within the zoo campus is infested with bats. The notification urges people not to eat fruits by plucking them from trees. The zoo authorities termed it to be a precautionary measure following Nipah outbreak in Kerala. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedA fresh tension gripped the zoo on Monday after some visitors spotted a dead bat inside a enclosure. They immediately drew the attention of the on-duty staff members. The dead bat was later removed from the spot. Panic sparked after fruits, pricked by the bats were found inside the zoo campus. Some of the visitors, who visited the zoo on Monday morning, demanded that the authorities must issue masks to avoid any possibility of catching the deadly virus. The city doctors have also advised not to consume half-eaten fruits following Nipah attack in Kerala that has already created a furore across the state.Various hospitals across the state are put on alert by the state Health department after re-emergence of the virus in India. It may be mentioned that the recent outbreak of Nipah claimed more than 10 lives in Kerala.last_img read more

The Excellent Acer Aspire E 15 Is Now 50 Off

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Ancient city of 60000 structures discovered under Guatemala Petén Jungle

first_imgGuatemala — Archaeologists in Guatemala have discovered an ancient Mayan city that they say contains around 60,000 structures.The discovery was made with the use of LiDAR laser technology to disseminate ancient Mayan cities in Central America. Marcello Canuto and Francisco Estrada-Belli were the researchers who announced there are dozens of underground Mayan cities in the Petén jungle.The LiDAr laser technology penetrates the forest floor to allow an optical vision of what lies beneath.This technique, called Ligth Detection And Ranging, has reveled, for the first time, dozens of ancient Mayan cities in the Petén jungle, allowing researchers to get a better feel for the urbanism, agriculture and the war of that civilization.Experts discovered in the areas of El Zotz, La Corona-Achiotal, Holmul, Naachtum, Uaxactun, Xultun-San Bartolo, Tikal, El Perú-Waka and El Tintal, unknown urban centers with “large squares and pyramids” that took years of construction taking into account traditional methods.“Large squares and pyramids, as well as terraces and fields of crops with irrigation canals, waterways, fortified sites and large causeways reveal modifications to the natural landscape made by the Maya on a scale previously unimaginable,” explained Estrada-Belli.The advances found so far will be announced for the first time in the documentary Lost Treasures of the Mayans, a special report that will air February 11 on National Geographic.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more