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Hakim inaugurates repaired Talla reservoir

first_imgKolkata: Mayor Firhad Hakim inaugurated the overhead reservoirs of Talla Pumping station situated in the north-western portion after repair work on Wednesday.The estimated cost of repairing the reservoirs is Rs 80 crore, of which 70% will be borne by the state government, while the Centre will bear the remaining 30%. The amount spent to repair the reservoirs on the northern portion will be around Rs 42 crore. Repairing of all the reservoirs will be done before 2020, Hakim said. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaThe KMC engineers, along with their counterparts in Bridge and Roof – a Central government PSU, have been overseeing the repair work. Hakim said the present civic board took up the repair work in May 2017, after the reservoirs were found to be in shambles. Talla tank is the world’s largest overhead reservoir, located 110 feet above the ground. The reservoirs are being repaired in phases so that the supply of filtered water to Kolkata remains undisturbed. The reservoirs can hold 9 million gallons of water. The construction work began in 1909 and the reservoirs became fully operational in 1911. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersHakim said the reservoirs have not been repaired since its inauguration. The KMC took up the repair work as it could have collapsed any time. “Just as we are repairing the reservoirs after 100 years, the people will acknowledge the contribution of the present civic board 100 years later,” he said. The overhead reservoirs were designed by W B MacCabe, the then chief engineer of KMC. The Palta Water Works was set up in 1868 and the filtered water was sent to Tallah. The unique feature of Talla pumping station is that the pipes that fill the tank are also used for delivery. The land to set up the overhead reservoir was donated by Babu Khelat Ghosh, after whom a lane situated close to the Talla pumping station has been renamed. Hakim also visited Mohammad Ali Park, where a portion of the underground reservoir has been badly damaged. He said experts from Jadavpur University have been consulted and they will submit a plan which will be passed on to the Durga Puja organisers. “We want to help the people organise the puja and at the same time their safety and security should be ensured,” he said.last_img read more

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Environment minister misses deadline on parks management wilderness group

first_imgOTTAWA – National parks advocates are frustrated that Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is nine months late responding to concerns over how the parks are managed.“We’re still waiting for her to respond to Canadians,” Alison Ronson of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society said Wednesday.In early 2017, McKenna invited public comment on the future of the national parks and what goals and management targets should be. Such periodic consultations are required under federal legislation.But Let’s Talk Parks Canada, as the effort was called, turned into the largest consultation the agency has ever held.More than 13,000 people and organizations participated either in person at public meetings, through online surveys or via email submissions or social media sites. Let’s Talk Parks elicited more than 600 concrete suggestions.By law, McKenna had 180 days to respond after the comment period closed on Jan. 27, 2017. That time ran out July 26.“She’s more than nine months overdue on providing a response to Canadians at this point,” Ronson said. “These are thousands of Canadians that took the time either to attend in person or fill out an online survey or provide their ideas online.”The society broke down 481 ideas provided by the end of the comment period. It found nearly 62 per cent were asking Parks Canada to make ecosystem integrity and biodiversity a main goal.More than one-third wanted the agency to limit commercial footprints and infrastructure development. And more than one-quarter suggested Parks Canada’s scientific capacity should be increased.Environment Canada spokeswoman Caroline Theriault said McKenna will deliver her formal response to the consultation next week.“The minister will address feedback and advice received from Canadians … and outline priority areas for future action and investment in Canada’s national parks and heritage places,” Theriault said in an emailed statement.Theriault said Canadians have a strong personal connection to their national parks and care deeply about ensuring natural heritage and historic sites are preserved.“Our government shares that goal and has been working diligently to seek and respond to an unprecedented amount of input from Canadians on how best to manage parks and protected areas.”Ronson said her group provided its own submission to Let’s Talk Parks.That submission strongly echoed public suggestions that environmental concerns should trump all others. It also called for $25 million a year for park science, ecological monitoring and public reporting.The group wants greater transparency as well, noting that assessment reports are no longer available for individual parks. It said no further commercial expansions should be allowed and Parks Canada should focus on “nature-based” experiences rather than mass recreational activities.The submission also recommended that any developments in the parks should receive the most stringent level of environmental review and that national parks currently proposed should be created by 2020.Ronson said her group has been holding ongoing talks with McKenna.“We’re still very frustrated with the delay. We expect the minister to recognize that the vast majority of Canadians who participated in this process are really asking for Parks Canada to refocus on nature and wildlife management in our parks.”— By Bob Weber in Edmonton. Follow @row1960 on Twitterlast_img read more

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Gusto Announces Three New Original Canadian Series

first_imgAdvertisement TORONTO (May 2, 2017) – Following this week’s James Beard Award win for Gusto’s FISH THE DISH, Bell Media announced today that three new original Canadian series from Gusto Worldwide Media are set to join Gusto’s slate of homegrown programming in 2017/2018.Celebrating all that is sweet and summery, the roster of new commissioned series all begin production across Ontario this summer in vivid 4K, including retro-themed baking series FLOUR POWER, helmed by Gusto newcomer Jessica McGovern; Ontario food market and local ingredient exploration series  FRESH MARKET DINNERS; and barbecue cookout  WATTS ON THE GRILL starring chef extraordinaire Spencer Watts. Watt’s series FISH THE DISH recently won a 2017 James Beard Foundation Media Award in the Television Program, in Studio or Fixed Location category.“Gusto provides Bell Media with a unique opportunity to produce new and diverse lifestyle content that complements the network’s current programming lineup,” said Pat DiVittorio, Vice-President, CTV and Specialty Programming, Bell Media. “Offering something for every type of viewer, these three new productions bolster Gusto’s already strong roster of original series and specials.” About Bell Media Original ProgrammingBell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit series commissioned by CTV include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, MASTERCHEF CANADA, hit drama CARDINAL, and upcoming original series THE DISAPPEARANCE, THE INDIAN DETECTIVE, and Ilana Frank’s new detective drama. Among the original series on Bell Media pay, specialty, and streaming platforms are Space’s internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK as well as KILLJOYS and DARK MATTER; Bravo’s award-winning and most-watched original drama 19-2; CraveTV comedies LETTERKENNY and WHAT WOULD SAL DO?; Discovery’s first-ever drama FRONTIER; Comedy’s satirical news series THE BEAVERTON; and mulitple series and specials for food and lifestyle channel Gusto, including ONE WORLD KITCHEN and A IS FOR APPLE. Discovery is also home to Bell Media’s hit factual franchise HIGHWAY THRU HELL, COLD WATER COWBOYS, and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, among others. Bell Media is one of the first media companies in North America to commit to producing all new original scripted series in 4K.About Gusto:Gusto, Bell Media’s first food and lifestyle channel, features a delicious mix of creative cooking and food programming paired with exciting home renovation, travel, and lifestyle shows. Gusto features a menu of original Canadian series and specials produced in 4K including ONE WORLD KITCHEN and FISH THE DISH, as well as acquired series from stars such as Jamie Oliver and Martha Stewart. Gusto is distributed to more than five million households across Canada and is also available online at www.gustotv.com and on-demand via participating television service providers. Gusto is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. Bell Media Inc @GustoTVGusto TV @gustotv GustoTV Twitter “We’re really excited about these three new series,” said Chris Knight, President and CEO, Gusto Worldwide Media. “FLOUR POWER is a concept that we’ve never done before, FRESH MARKET DINNERS is going to inspire viewers to cook with fresh, local produce, and I know viewers are going to be excited to see Spencer Watts show off his barbecue talents in WATTS ON THE GRILL.”Gusto also announced today that it has begun production on Season 3 of original Canadian series and marquee production ONE WORLD KITCHEN. In its ongoing exploration of new and intriguing global cuisines, this highly-stylized series returns with a new set of hosts, this time shining a spotlight on modern and traditional Cantonese, Greek, Lebanese, and Vietnamese recipes. Episodes of ONE WORLD KITCHEN air Monday – Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET on Gusto. For information on Gusto’s series, chefs, recipes, how-to videos, and more, visit gustotv.com.Further details about Gusto’s new original programming is outlined below:FLOUR POWER (13, 30-minute episodes)FLOUR POWER is a fun, playful, and super-stylish baking show that is all about sharing the love and joy of baking. From sweet cream pies to tiramisu, host, Gusto newcomer Jessica McGovern, shows viewers just how easy it is to make these recipes at home.FRESH MARKET DINNERS (10, 30-minute episodes)This fun road-trip series brings viewers to farmer’s markets across Ontario to discover local food products, before heading to a fabulous “glamping” site, where the audience is shown how to make irresistible, yet simple recipes, using the fresh ingredients.WATTS ON THE GRILL (13, 30-minute episodes)WATTS ON THE GRILL is a mouthwatering new series celebrating all things grilled. Beloved Gusto host Spencer Watts (FISH THE DISH) shows viewers how to barbecue like a pro, from sizzling steak, smoked chicken, and steamy seafood, to even flavourful fruit, veg, and breads.FLOUR POWER, FRESH MARKET DINNERS, ONE WORLD KITCHEN, and WATTS ON THE GRILL are created by Chris Knight, President and CEO, Gusto Worldwide Media. Production Executives are Robin Johnston and Danielle Pearson. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Programming, Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media. Advertisementcenter_img Social Media links Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

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Starbucks offers sparkling Crystal Ball Frappucino for buzz

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Starbucks, thirsty for some social media magic, is releasing its latest sugary concoction: the fortune-telling Crystal Ball Frappucino.The sparkling candy sprinkles-festooned drink will be available for five days in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. It follows similar limited-time drinks, such as the coffee chain’s colour-changing Unicorn Frappuccino.Starbucks hopes the cream-based new drink, which is infused with peach flavour, will be photographed by customers, posted on social media and spread around. It’s a strategy that’s worked for other chains, such as Taco Bell with its cheese-powdered Doritos tacos.Starbucks says buyers of the new drink can learn their fortunes based on the colour of the sprinkles atop their whipped cream: blue stands for adventure, green for luck and purple will bring “magic, wonder and enchantment.”Analysts at Stifel, however, are skeptical that buzz will sweeten Starbucks’ sales. It’s unclear if the chain’s past gimmicks worked, and analysts called the timing of the new drink “seemingly random.” Starbucks’ Zombie Frappuccino, for instance, came out before Halloween.last_img read more

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Morocco offers huge investment opportunities for US companies OBG

Washington – Morocco offers huge investment opportunities for American companies in several key sectors, said, Tuesday in Washington, Oxford Business Group Regional Editor for Africa Robert Tashima.Morocco undertook considerable reforms to simplify investment procedures by adopting a modern, simplified tax system, said Tashima who was speaking at a conference held at the headquarters of the US trade chamber under the theme “Morocco, gateway to three continents.” He highlighted the impressive development of transportation infrastructure and the growing number of free zones all over the Kingdom, noting that these assets make Morocco a hot destination for foreign investments.  Tashima called on American enterprises and businessmen to benefit from the Moroccan economic boom and its closeness to Europe to broaden their activities.Julianne Furman, head of Polydesign, components manufacturer in the Tangier free zone, noted that Morocco is committed to reinforcing its exports infrastructure, mainly through the setting up of adapted free zones such as those of Casablanca and Nador. read more

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Signposts along the road to Auschwitz 90yearold Holocaust survivor Irving Roth tells

By adopting the IHRA definition, Canadian universities have a real chance to tackle anti-Semitism Saskatoon artist’s portraits honour Holocaust, residential school survivors Holocaust survivor speaks to students about his memories of life in a concentration camp Q: You’ve made it a mission in your life to keep these stories going. But in 50 years — when there likely won’t be anyone with first-person stories of the Holocaust to tell — how do you keep those stories alive for your grandchildren and great-grandchildren?A: About 20-some-odd years ago, I thought about it, because about 20 years ago I was 70 years old, so that’s not exactly a teenager. So I said “what will happen when we are gone?” I put together an idea, something called Adopt A Survivor. The way the program works is young people … adopt a survivor. They meet, they talk, they take notes, they ask questions … and the objective is for this young person, now, to speak for this survivor when the survivor can no longer speak. So this young person can tell his children or grandchildren about his adoptee.Q: In another interview you said a family member told you to let everything that happened in Germany “sink into the ocean” — yet you’ve done the exact opposite. What pushed you to speak out so much?A: If I say nothing, and the Holocaust becomes a footnote to history, and if it’s forgotten, it means the people who were murdered never existed. If I forget my grandfather — who I admired greatly — he never existed. And that would be getting rid of him, killing him, a second time. He lived, he was murdered, but he left a legacy. So I must talk about him. It’s something of value to me, so I must tell people about it. He was my idol, and at age 63 or 64 he was murdered … because he was a Jew. To me that’s very important, that his spirit and soul and his influence is still with me.Q:Tell me about him — what are the memories that you hold onto?A: Memories of moments that I spent with him. At our dinner table. Comments he made. His relationships with other people. That’s very important to me. I look at some of his thoughts, the gentle nature of my grandfather.Q: With all of the talks you’ve given, what sticks with you most from audience responses?A: About 20 years ago, I was giving a talk to a bunch of fifth-graders. And one of the fifth-graders raises his hand and says to me, “You know, if you see something wrong, and you stand by and do nothing, you’re helping the bad guys.” I thought it was brilliant. And that’s what we have to understand. And that’s my objective.maolson@postmedia.com Holocaust survivor Irving Roth’s story is tragic, powerful — and if he has his way, won’t ever be forgotten.Roth, 90, is the director of the Holocaust Resource Centre at the Temple Judea of Manhasset in New York. In 1944 a young Roth was captured and taken to the Nazi death camp Auschwitz. He survived Auschwitz and Buchenwald to be reunited with his parents in 1945, but most of his family — his cousins, his grandfather, and his brother Bondi — did not.Roth has spent decades as a Holocaust educator, speaking to audiences around the world about his life and experiences. He’ll be in Saskatoon to speak at TCU Place on Sept. 17 and in Regina at the Conexus Arts Centre on Sept. 18. He spoke to the StarPhoenix ahead of his talks.Q: You’ve been a Holocaust educator and activist for decades. Has the conversation changed for you?A: The question was always, from my perspective at least … how is it possible in the 20th century, people would elect a government where one of their major missions was the destruction of its citizens, or a particular group of citizens? … how the general public accepted it and effectively voted them into power in 1932. To understand that process is important. And as soon as that happened, there were what I call signposts along the road to Auschwitz … step by step, the oppression gets bigger and bigger and bigger, and no one seems to care.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.Q: Is that something you’re seeing more of?A: I see much, much more now than I did 20 years ago. Today, not only the European college system but the American and Canadian college system has professors that are teaching anti-Semitism. That’s scary … the college students of today, in 20 years, will be running America, Canada, England, and so on. And that’s very scary. Not necessarily for me — I’m 90 years old — but for my grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Related read more

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Top UN relief official in Central African Republic condemns attack against aid

“I condemn the violence and call on all belligerents to respect and protect humanitarian workers who provide assistance to thousands of people affected by the crisis in the country,” said the UN Humanitarian Coordinator and Deputy Special Representative for the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in CAR (MINUSCA), Aurélien A. Agbénonci, in a press release.The violence occurred in the context of renewed intercommunal tensions that caused the death of at least five civilians and the evacuation of eight injured to Bambari health structures.“The humanitarian situation in the country is worrying and the principles of neutrality, independence and impartiality and the rules of international humanitarian law must be respected,” Mr. Agbénonci added.Humanitarian workers pay a heavy price in the exercise of their function. Nineteen of them have been killed since the start of the crisis in CAR. Access continues to be hampered by various constraints in the country, particularly by violence. “Attacks against aid workers reduce their ability to carry out these essential activities, leaving the most vulnerable in CAR at a risky situation,” said Mr Agbénonci.Therefore, he called on all parties to ensure that those providing humanitarian assistance can safely access people in need and conduct their activities without hindrance. read more

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First death linked to air pollution as government asthma advisor finds striking

Ella Kissi-Debrah and her mother Rosamund He drew evidence from a government-monitored air pollution monitoring station in Catford, just one mile from Ella’s house, and another three miles from her home.It found that spikes in air pollution coincided with all but one of Ella’s hospital admissions, and that she died after one of the “worst air pollution episodes in her locality.” Prof Holgate believes her cause of death should be recorded as acute respiratory failure and severe asthma secondary to air pollution exposure.His evidence will be submitted in an appeal to the attorney general to re-open an inquest in to Ella’s death.  A nine year-old girl’s fatal asthma attack is the first death to be linked directly to air pollution.A government health advisor said there was a “striking association” between the times young Ella Kissi-Debrah was admitted to hospital in an emergency, and spikes of nitrogen dioxide and PM10s, the most noxious pollutants, near her home.Ella lived just 80ft from London’s South Circular Road – a pollution “hotspot” in the city – and in the three years before her death in February 2013 she went to hospital 27 times.Her inquest found she died from acute respiratory failure, after suffering from years of seizures and hospital stays.However, her family have launched a legal bid to get the conclusion overturned, citing a report by asthma and air pollution expert  Prof Stephen Holgate. 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. Speaking to the BBC, her mother Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah said Ella would often walk along the road to school and was first taken to hospital in 2010 after a coughing fit that followed a spike in air pollution levels.”I need to find out for myself why she died and what the causes are,” Mrs Adoo-Kissi-Debrah said.”I need this for my other children, in order to protect their health.”I also believe there is a public interest in examining her death because if this direct link were made then the health of our children would have to be prioritised over other considerations including the convenience of drivers.” Ella Kissi-Debrah and her mother Rosamund His report, according to the BBC, said there was a “real prospect that without unlawful levels of air pollution, Ella would not have died”.Prof Holgate, from University Hospital Southampton who chaired the government’s advisory committee on the effects of air pollution, wrote in his report: “Unlawful levels of air pollution contributed to the cause and seriousness of Ella’s asthma in a way that greatly compromised her quality of life and was causative of her fatal asthma attack.” Human rights lawyer Jocelyn Cockburn, from the firm Hodge Jones and Allen, is acting on behalf of the family. She said: “Ella’s case illustrates the hard-hitting human impact of air pollution.”According to a government report published in 2018, poor air quality has been classified as the largest environmental risk to public health in the UK.The attorney general’s office said: “In considering whether to grant his consent to an application, the attorney general must be satisfied that there is a reasonable prospect of the application succeeding in the High Court.” read more

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DMT adds new Asian subsidiary in Indonesia

first_imgEssen-based engineering, exploration and consulting company DMT GmbH & Co KG is further expanding its international presence with the addition of a further Asian subsidiary. PT DMT Exploration Engineering Consulting Indonesia in Jakarta belongs to DMT’s International Mining Consulting (IMC) Division. The company stated: “By opening the new subsidiary, DMT underlines its global business operations, demonstrating the commitment to be closer to its clients. The new Jakarta branch will strengthen existing connections and provide Asian clients with easier access to DMT’s services.”The opening announcement is due to take place during the Indonesian Coal Investment Forum in Jakarta on November 6. The group comments: “The expertise of the DMT Group is based on a wide-ranging background of activities in exploration, mining, minerals, cokemaking technology and testing. While offering a portfolio spanning the entire mine life cycle, DMT specialists have provided mining solutions in more than 150 countries for over 150 years. With a staff of approximately 1,000, the DMT Group has the capability, know-how and practical skills to carry out projects at almost any scale and support customers in achieving financial success and ensuring the safety of their workforce. Typical clients include private mining companies, merchant banks or major financing institutions such as the World Bank, investment banks, governmental institutions, lawyers and insurers.”For the South-East Asian market, DMT will offer its full-range of mining activities, covering exploration surveys, resource/reserve statements, investor support, feasibility studies, underground and open pit mine planning, mineral processing, project or risk management and further special services. “The new local presence will result in quicker response time, more integrated planning and increased efficiency”, says Heinz Gerd Körner, CEO at DMT. DMT is a member of the TÜV NORD Group, one of Germany’s largest providers of technical services and an international specialist for mobility, energy technology, plant engineering, certification and natural resources.last_img read more

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Weir Minerals Africa reaps rewards from long term supply chain initiatives

first_imgWeir Minerals Africa is beginning to reap rich rewards from a two-year campaign implemented to transform the company’s relationship with its main suppliers from simply transactional associations into fully fledged strategic partnerships. “Our objective has been to align these suppliers to our corporate Weir Production System to motivate them to manufacture products that are increasingly more cost effective and in line with our quality standards,” Wim van Vliet, Weir Minerals Africa’s Supply Chain Director, says. “Feeding out of this is improved on-time delivery and stock management.“Several long term initiatives have brought about this kind of enablement. One example is the introduction of bar code labels. Working capital is a key measure of our business and we’ve needed to optimise our inventory holding. To achieve this, we’ve enabled about 20 companies in our supplier base with the facility to download and print out bar code labels associated with the parts they manufacture for us.“The key issue is that in order to prevent our suppliers from delivering these parts too early and in too large batches, they are only able to download and print a bar code label for a part when that part is due for delivery. This system has given us a lot more control over how and when we receive these components.”Just In Time (JIT) production strategy is another initiative that has optimised the company’s inventory holding. For instance, Weir Minerals Africa’s fastener supplier holds all fastener stock on its premises and when pump parts are pulled into assembly on a specific day, the fastener parts are delivered on that same day.“To further optimise our inventory holding, we’re also looking at consignment holding,” van Vliet continues. “This is a complex concept that is still under development, but in basic terms it means that we would hold stock on behalf of our suppliers on our premises and only pay for parts when they are consumed for production.“We’ve made an enormous investment into building a Best In Practice warehouse at our Alrode site. In 2008 we were shipping an average of 2,500 parts a day; this has increased to 8,000 parts a day in 2013 – a dramatic improvement. Rather than keeping all that inventory in stock, we’ve doubled our inventory turn rate since 2008.”Another initiative has focused on the company’s logistics infrastructure – moving parts once they’ve been picked and despatched from the Alrode warehouse to the end customer as quickly as possible. In some cases, lead times have been reduced by 50%. For example, sending parts to customers in Zambia used to take two to three weeks, but today Weir Minerals Africa is able to get the parts to the customer in a week.Parts are shipped to customers throughout Africa and van Vliet says the company has brought about substantial improvements by carrying out its own freight forwarding, using a dedicated outsourced internal freight forwarder operating from the company’s Alrode site. This effectively gives the company full control over the process.“From a broader perspective, being a Best In Practice supplier isn’t just about being low cost at source,” he continues. “Very often the cost is negligible compared to the impact of extended lead times and poor on-time delivery, so we’re experiencing a definite trend in which the focus of the major mining houses has shifted to operational efficiencies. Any sort of downtime far outweighs the cost of components or parts, therefore in addition to trying to reduce the overall cost of our products to these customers, we’re committed to ensuring that parts are available when they are needed.“This commitment has allowed us to improve our overall lead times across Africa to an average of about 90% — which is worldclass.”Ongoing efforts to enhance Weir Minerals Africa’s supply chain have also seen initiatives rolling out to its outsourced suppliers. For example, Wadeville based Admo Engineering has become one of the company’s core outsourced suppliers for locally manufactured parts. Today the company primarily operates on behalf of Weir Minerals Africa to make elements such as cyclone clusters, fabrications and machined components. Other third party suppliers include Simmer Engineering and IPT who provide engineering solutions including fabrications, castings and machining.“Downstream we’re further enabling our branches and aligning them to best practice,” van Vliet adds. “We deploy a ‘hub and spoke’ logistics model which means that the majority of inventory is held centrally before being distributed to our branch network across Africa.“The central hub model helps us optimise our inventory holding by enabling us to forecast the off-take of parts from customers. Each of our service centres throughout Africa has its own ISO certified warehouse, some of which are actually bigger than our central facility and we’re poised to roll out the best practice developed centrally to optimise these facilities.last_img read more

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ISRAEL Maccabi Tel Aviv – new champion

handball israelMaccabi Tel Aviv handball Maccabi Tel Aviv win the first Israeli Championship title by beating Hapoel Rishon 3:0 in the Play-Off Final series! In the third match new champions were better from the old one – 21:20 and secured the trophy.Here are the “best 7” of the Championship:Bojan Butulija “Maccabi Tel Aviv” MVP i LBBojan Ljubusic “Hapoel Rishon Lezion” GKNovak Boskovic “Maccabi Tel Aviv” RBOz Hammami “Hapoel Rishon Lezion” LWAmit Stelman ” Maccabi Rishon Lezion” RWOmer Davda “Maccabi Tel Aviv” PVVladi Kofman “Maccabi Kyriat Motzkin” CBNedeljko Matic “Maccabi Kyriat Motzkin” coach ← Previous Story HELP: RK Metalurg and RK Vardar join humanitarian action for Serbia and BIH! Next Story → WORLD BEST YOUNG FEMALE GOALKEEPER 2013/2014 read more

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Mariano didnt need much to prove the number 7 suits him

first_imgDominican winger Mariano Diaz had been looking for the opportunity he got today for Real Madrid, he presented himself as Real Madrid’s number ‘7’ in style.This Wednesday was the best moment when Real Madrid could make an impact in the Champions League that would leave the fans satisfied, they wanted to watch either Vinicius or Mariano Diaz play against AS Roma at the Santiago Bernabeu. Manager Julen Lopetegui recognized this urge to give one of both players their chance and he decided to let the Dominican winger have his opportunity, Real Madrid’s new number ‘7’ ceased it in the best possible manner and left a fantastic impression on his first official match for Real Madrid this season. There was a huge contrast between what was expected from Los Blancos and what people expected from Cristiano Ronaldo’s performance against Valencia, the Portuguese forward left the match after getting sent-off and Real Madrid got a dream first performance without his presence for the first time in nine years. The Merengues got ahead in the scoreboard through a sublime Isco free-kick during the first half, he struck the ball with such finesse, that his goal was very familiar to the one Messi scored last Tuesday. But by halftime against AS Roma, Real Madrid seemed to struggle a little bit against the Italian club and a greater impact was needed for the second half.? @marianodiaz7: “Estoy muy contento por el estreno, la victoria y el debut con gol.” #RMUCL pic.twitter.com/VIYXCFq5Lj— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) September 19, 2018Then Gareth Bale made his appearance, the Welshman scored a goal that reminded everyone of two of the ones he scored during the first great Champions League match of his career when he scored that historic hat-trick against Internazionale Milano back in 2010. The ‘Cardiff Express’ received a long pass from the left that gave him a lot of space to maneuver and get himself in a perfect position to score his goal, which meant Real Madrid’s second of the night against Roma and a more relaxed final half an hour of the match. The crowd at the Santiago Bernabeu was very happy with the performance Los Blancos delivered on their opening night, but there was still something missing in this great night for Julen Lopetegui’s side and the manager was able to see this with the perfect timing he usually has to make the proper modifications. It was the 73rd minute of the match and he decided to call Mariano Diaz to make his official debut as Real Madrid’s new number ‘7’, the Dominican forward had been expecting this moment for a long time and he got on the game after taking Gareth Bale’s place on the field. The player’s impact was almost instantaneous, as he started to make several attempts to score his goal and proved he has great talent to dribble and combine with his teammates.EL ‘7’ EN EL REAL MADRID TIENE MAGIA…#ChampionsxFOX Para ver una y otra vez el gol de Mariano Díaz ante la Roma¡PARA QUITARSE EL SOMBRERO! pic.twitter.com/WESqUiXbYRJames Rodriguez, Real MadridZidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.— FOX Sports MX (@FOXSportsMX) September 19, 2018Mariano had an especially good connection with Brazilian left-back Marcelo, who found a new partner to play with on the left side of the field and was precisely the man who gave Mariano his first assist. It was near the end of the match when the Brazilian saw Mariano with space near the box and gave him the ball, the Dominican turned around towards the keeper and released a long-range strike that left the Bernabeu in complete silence for two seconds. Mariano had just scored a world-class screamer from outside the box, this was the dream presentation he had been waiting for since he decided to take on the number ‘7’ challenge as the great responsibility that the number carries with it. After the match, Mariano told the press that: “I’m very happy for my Champions League home debut against a semifinalist from last season. I’m very happy with my goal, I want to thank Marcelo for the assist and my teammates for their work today. I’ve always dreamed of a reception like this and I’m very grateful for it. I wasn’t nervous at all, I actually wanted to play but I wasn’t in a hurry. All I wanted was the chance from the manager, I’m here to win the Champions League and as many trophies as we can as a collective,” said Mariano to the press after the match.⚽? ¡Bonita manera de acabar un partido, @marianodiaz7! #RMUCL | #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/sME2nOlqzW— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) September 19, 2018What do you think about Mariano Diaz’s first Champions League goal for Real Madrid? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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Katherine Hart Hailed as a Mother to the Juvenile Manatee

first_img TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:Caribbean sea, dema, edwin astwood, grand turk, gulf of mexico, katherine hart, manatee, Pdm, salt cay, west africa TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Recommended for you Only Doug and Ralph and Ruth can fit, that’s why Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 20 Nov 2014 – Katherine Hart hailed as a mother to the juvenile manatee which died in DEMA custody last week Wednesday… The matter capturing the attention of the member for Grand Turk South and Salt Cay, Edwin Astwood who had high commendation for Hart and her team for the effort to save the juvenile manatee. Hon Astwood explained that the species is rare for the Turks and Caicos and their diets are unique: They are herbivores and eat over 60 different freshwater and saltwater plants, but have been known to eat small amounts of fish from nets. They inhabit the shallow, marshy coastal areas and rivers of the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, and West Africa. Some manatees, e.g. Florida manatees, can move freely between salinity extremes.” A bit of an education as the PDM member expounded. “As a result of this occurrence, there was much education given to the general public by the staff of the department on Manatees. Also, a wonderfully heartwarming, short documentary has been produced on the care and rescue activities that took place for the manatee.” There had been strong criticisms of the handling of the manatee; and a demand for an autopsy. No one knows why the manatee came to the TCI but in the end, Astwood believes DEMA cared for the creature well. The manatee, which was taken from the sea to a private pool, reportedly took its final breath while asleep in the arms of Ms. Hart. last_img read more

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GQ Censored by Hudson News—Again

first_imgHudson News is at it again.The company, which operates more than 500 newsstands in major cities, airports and train stations—including New York’s Grand Central Terminal—is treating GQ’s July issue, which features a nude Sacha Baron Cohen (as his flamboyantly gay Brüno character) on its cover “like pornography,” according to the New York Times’ Media Decoder blog.The newsstand took the liberty of covering up the bottom half of the July cover with a black “blinder.” While it might seem somewhat surprising, given the influx of nudity on covers recently (see Samir Husni’s helpful roundup), it really shouldn’t be. Hudson News, a notoriously conservative chain, has done this sort of thing before—and often.Last December, GQ’s much talked-about January 2009 cover—featuring Jennifer Aniston wearing nothing more than a tie and a smile—was covered up by Hudson News in Grand Central. (The newsstand placed a piece of paper across the issue in its window display, but copies inside remained uncovered.)In June 2006, Hudson News censored the first of five consecutive issues of FHM, including a cover featuring Brooke Hogan—Hulk Hogan’s then underage daughter—which prompted liquor advertisers to pull out of the magazine.If the retailer was hoping to draw attention away from magazines baring all on covers(and putting it in the window isn’t exactly a sign they want to),censoring them, as one might expect, tends to have the opposite effect.The first FHM cover covered up by Hudson News sold over 400,000 copieson newsstands, well above its 350,000 average. And GQ’s Aniston cover sold some 370,000 copies—up 90 percent over its January 2008 cover, making it the single best-selling GQ issue in over 10 years.last_img read more

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Farhad Mazhar admitted to Ibrahim Cardiac Hospital

first_imgFarhad`s wife and some of his friends seen waiting in front of the hospital cabin. Photo: Prothom AloNoted writer, poet and columnist Farhad Mazhar has been admitted to the capital’s Ibrahim Cardiac Hospital after a Dhaka court allowed him to go home.Earlier in the afternoon, Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Ahsan Habib on Tuesday recorded his deposition under Section 164 when the police produced him before the court after rescuing him from Jessore on Monday night.Farhad Mazhar, who has long been vocal for ensuring freedom of expression in the country, was reportedly abducted from his Adabar residence early on Monday morning.The court permitted him to return home on his own, with a Tk 10,000 undertaking.Farhad Mazhar left the court premises for home around 5:52pm. Newsmen wanted to talk to him but he showed no interest in doing so.Farhad’s wife Farida Akhtar said his husband is unwell without giving the details of his illness. She said he is staying in a cabin of the hospital.Many of his friends and well-wishers visited the hospital to see him.An on-duty doctor said Farhad Mazhar has been admitted under a professor of the medicine department for medical tests.He said they know his health condition only after conducting the tests.Read more:Farhad Mazhar free to go home‘Farhad Mazhar was blindfolded and picked up in a microbus’BNP’s allegations nothing but gibberish: ALFarhad abduction another ugly act of rulers: KhaledaGovt agencies involved in Farhad abduction: BNPFarhad Mazhar ‘abducted’ from residence: FamilyFarhad Mazhar rescued in JessoreFarhad Mazhar taken to DB headquarterslast_img

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Miscreants kill youth falling from running truck

first_imgAn unidentified youth was killed by miscreants in Jorpool area on the Dhaka-Aricha highway on Wednesday morning.Witnesses said some unidentified young men forcibly fell a handsome youth, aged around 26, from a running truck this morning, leaving him critically injured.Later, locals rushed him to Enam Medical College Hospital where physicians declared him dead.On information, police recovered the body from the spot, said officer-in-charge of Savar Model police station Mohsinul Kadir.A case was filed in this connection.last_img read more

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Gunmen kill 9 Shia miners in Afghanistan

first_imgGunmen killed nine Shia Hazara miners in the northern Afghan province of Baghlan on Friday, officials said, in the latest attack against ethnic minorities.No group immediately claimed responsibility for the killings in the remote district of Tala Wa Barfak, but the government blamed Islamic State jihadists who are making steady inroads into Afghanistan.“Nine coalminers were killed by unknown gunmen in Tala wa Barfak. They were heading home when their vehicle were stopped by gunmen,” district governor Faiz Mohammad Amiri told AFP.The governor of central Bamiyan province, apparently where the coalminers were from, confirmed the incident.The rise of the Islamic State group has raised the spectre of sectarian discord in Afghanistan, something that the Sunni-majority country has largely been spared despite decades of war.Until a few months ago IS was largely confined to the eastern province of Nangarhar bordering Pakistan, where it is notorious for brutality including beheadings despite a US-backed offensive against the group.But the government this week said the group was steadily expanding into other provinces.Around 2,000 Shia Muslims in western Afghanistan staged a protest on Tuesday against growing sectarian attacks by the group and demanded protection from the government.Last year Afghanistan witnessed a wave of attacks on Shia claimed by IS, which considers Shia Muslims apostates.At least 14 Shia were killed in October in a powerful blast at a mosque in the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif, hours after gunmen targeted Shiite worshippers in a shrine in Kabul and killed 18 people.last_img read more

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Ladysmith Provincial Hospital scoops 2 awards

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Ladysmith Provincial Hospital walked away with two awards at the MEC’s fourth annual Service Excellence Awards ceremony (MASEA), which was held at the Durban ICC recently. This prestigious event seeks to recognise performance excellence in the delivery of health services to the citizens of the province.Health employees were recognised across numerous genres that make up the health system.Ladysmith Provincial Hospital scooped two awards. Evette Cilliers and team received a certificate of Special Recognition for their project ‘Occupational Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Mental Care Users’, while Dr A Beharie and team were awarded with a certificate and trophy for third position in the category ‘Best Performing Paediatric Unit, Regional Hospitals’.The Ladysmith Regional Hospital wishes to congratulate the recipients on their achievement. Management also wishes to thank the recipients for their dedication and commitment to service delivery and encourages all its members of staff to strive for service excellence.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

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Nitin Srivastava

first_imgIt’s our first participation at OTM and our experience at the exhibition has been good. This year, we decided to explore other source markets and our participation has been worth here due to the phenomenal range of buyers we had come across. This exhibition not only has a solid hold of the domestic market, but also MICE and outbound segment.last_img

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