Mumbai, Feb 19 (PTI) The second game of the just concluded three-match T20 series between India and Sri Lanka was the most viewed T20 encounter in the past five years. The match on February 12 at Ranchi was rated 256 TVM (Television Viewership in Millions) on Star Sports network, according to BARC Panel CS4+ Urban calculations, surpassing by a huge margin the 112 TVM mark set by the India-Pakistan T20 game of December 25, 2012 in Bengaluru.India won the match played in skipper Mahendra Singh Dhonis hometown by 69 runs.”This is a fantastic start to the T20 season of cricket entertainment that will be available on Star Sports up ahead. We have got the Asia Cup (Feb 24-Mar 6) being played in the T20 format for the very first time, followed by India playing host to the ICC World T20 (Mar 8-Apr 3).”All the action from these tournaments will be broadcast live on Star Sports,” Star India Chief Operating Officer Sanjay Gupta said in a statement. PTI DS RSY AH AH
Windows has introduced a lot many features in the new latestversion of its operating system but the company still fails to justify thesoftware with apt hardware. Apart from the Lumia devices, the Windows ecosystemlacks OEMs that are willing to expand their range. According to another reportby a leak from popular tipster @evleaks,Windows 10 will not be getting any HTC smartphone to demonstrate its softwareprowess.According to the leak, the Taiwanese company won’t be optingfor a Windows variant of the much talked about HTC 10. The company has not madean official announcement so far and just like 2015, the company might not putout any declaration regarding the same. The rumours were in support of an HTC10variant that would sport the Windows 10.With HTC out of the picture, the onus of Windows 10operating system will fall on the Windows trademark Lumia devices.Surprisingly, HP has also announced a Windows 10 device on the MWC 2016. The HpElite x3 is the only alternate flagship smartphones apart from Microsoft’s ownLumia 950 and Lumia 950xl. The device comes with Snapdragon 820 and 4GB RAM.
Indian rower Dattu Bhokanal finished sixth in the men’s single sculls competition of the 2018 Asian Games on Thursday after his boat capsized.Bhokanal, 27, got off to a good start but he lost momentum and finished sixth in the finals with a timing of 8.28.56 minutes.Liang Zhang of China clinched gold with a timing of 7.25.36 minutes while South Korea’s Dongyong Kim and Japan’s Ryuta Arakawa bagged silver and bronze respectively.SWIMMER KHADE MOVES TO MEN’S 50M BUTTERFLY FINALIndian swimmer Virdhawal Khade advanced to the men’s 50 metre butterfly swimming finals with a timing of 24.09 seconds.Khade, 26, toppped the Heat-2 charts and secured a fifth place in the final list.Anshul Kothari, however, failed to make the cut despite winning the Heat-1 with a timing of 25.45 seconds. He ended up at the 28th place in the qualification list.Finals of the event will be held later on Thursday.
CHSE Odisha +2 Science Result 2019: The Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) has released Odisha Board +2 Result 2019 or Odisha Board Plus 2 Result 2019 on the official website. The candidates who appeared for the exam can check their CHSE Plus 2 science result 2019 at orissaresults.nic.in. This year, a total of 3.69 lakh students sat for CHSE Odisha 12th examination among which 99,000 students from Science.CHSE Odisha +2 Science Result 2019: How to checkGo to the official website of the board, chseodisha.nic.in or orissaresults.nic.inClick on the link ‘CHSE Plus 2 Science Result 2019’Enter all the credentials required in the provided fieldClick on submitYour result will be displayed on the screenDownload the same and take a print out for future useREAD: Sports University in Patiala to be operational from September 1Odisha Board Plus 2 Science Result 2019 via SMSHere’s how candidates can check CHSE Odisha Results 2019 science:Apart from the official websites, students can also check their CHSE Odisha Board result via SMS by typing RESULTOR12roll number and send it to 56263.CHSE Odisha +2 Science Result 2019: Last year statistics for Odisha Class 12th Science ResultLast year, the CHSE Odisha Science Result was declared on May 19 and Arts, Commerce Odisha result 2018 was out on June 9.In 2018, Odisha Plus 2 Science pass percentage was 76.98. A total of 19,561 students have obtained first division, 24,164 students got the second division, and 28,968 students secured third division.About CHSE OdishaThe Council of Higher Secondary Education, Odisha is the School Board that monitors, manages and regulates the Higher Secondary Education in the state. CHSE Odisha was founded in the year 1982 with the goal to standardize the higher secondary education in the state.advertisementRead: CHSE Odisha 12th Result 2019 Live Updates: + 2 science result to release today at chseodisha.nic.in, orissaresults.nic.in
A fire Monday night caused major damage to a Correctionville, Iowa business.Fire crews found flames coming from Sioux Valley Automotive at 307 Sioux Avenue, in Correctionville when they arrived at the scene around 8:30pm Monday.Crews from Anthon, Cushing, Washta, Pierson, Moville and Healey Werks fought the fire until midnight to get it under control.No injuries were reported.The cause of the fire has not been determined.Photo courtesy KMEG
zoom John Fredriksen-controlled tanker owner and operator Frontline has filed a complaint in the Marshall Islands “to immediately enjoin portions of the unfair transaction documents” into which DHT Holdings has entered that would permit BW Group to establish 45% ownership of DHT.Namely, the company previously demanded that the Board of DHT halts all efforts to enforce, give effect to or permit, “the poison pill arrangements” and allow shareholders of DHT the opportunity to consider and vote on Frontline’s latest proposal, submitted on April 25.As DHT’s Board has not agreed to halt the restrictions imposed by the poison pill or to commence negotiations with Frontline on its proposed offer, Frontline opted to file the complaint on April 27.Frontline has also sought an injunction as to the poison pill and other related anti-takeover defenses DHT has erected.“We continue to urge the Board of DHT to negotiate in good faith with Frontline over its proposed offer, and not to contravene their duties to DHT’s shareholders. In doing so, we are exercising our rights as shareholders in DHT. We will continue to explore all courses of action available to us in order to ensure that all shareholders of DHT receive equitable treatment,” Frontline said.The company today dismissed a related action it brought in New York on April 18, 2017, where the court previously held it did not have jurisdiction over DHT or BW Group.In rejecting Frontline’s earlier request to the New York court for a temporary restraining order blocking the acquisitions, on April 19, 2017, the New York court ruled that the timing of Frontline’s request was “inexcusable”, in light of the fact that Frontline “had 18 days prior to April 18 to properly serve defendants and to attempt to marshal a case supporting jurisdiction over the defendants,” DHT informed.DHT Holdings added that it believes that Frontline’s latest complaint “is similarly without merit.”
An independent Nova Scotia human rights board of inquiry in the case of Rodney Small v. Halifax Regional Municipality is scheduled to begin Tuesday, June 9. Mr. Small alleges that while he was employed by HRM, he was subject to racial discrimination and racial harassment at work. HRM denies the allegations. The board of inquiry is scheduled to begin daily at 9:30 a.m., in the Chebucto Room, Best Western Chocolate Lake, 20 St. Margaret’s Bay Rd., Halifax. The board chair, Walter Thompson, is independent of the commission, which is representing the public interest at the inquiry. -30-
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WASHINGTON – One question looms as President Donald Trump packs his bags for Switzerland: How will the Diet Coke-loving nationalist fit in with the Champagne-sipping globalists he’ll encounter at the World Economic Forum in Davos?American presidents tend to shun the Davos diplomacy scene, a glitzy annual gathering at a Swiss Alpine resort that for nearly 50 years has drawn politicians, CEOs and celebrities to ponder public policy and global co-operation.Sitting presidents typically pass on the event, as known for its flashy parties and celebrity sightings as its policy powwows and international deal-making.Instead, Trump will be the star attraction at this year’s high-minded, invitation-only summit. A real estate executive turned reality TV star who has embraced nationalism and railed against international trade practices, Trump doesn’t seem like a natural fit. But with a government shutdown averted, Trump is packing up much of his Cabinet and his “America First” message and heading into town.“We’ll be talking about investing in the United States again,” Trump said Tuesday, as he signed new tariffs that could draw criticism from the Davos crowd.The last sitting U.S. president to attend the summit was Bill Clinton in 2000. Barack Obama, George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush all opted out. Ronald Reagan appeared via video link.Just how Trump approaches the gathering is the subject of feverish speculation as attendees try to game out what Trump will say in his remarks and who he may meet with on the sidelines. Longtime attendees stressed that he might not find the warmest response among those who favour global trade and have been rattled by his rise to power.“It’s a bit of a puzzle,” said Nariman Behravesh, chief economist of IHS Markit. “First of all, he’s going into a situation where the audience will not be that friendly.”An administration official said Trump is expected to highlight the booming U.S. economy and his recent tax overhaul while again criticizing trade practices he sees as unfair. The official, who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly about internal plans and spoke on condition of anonymity, said Trump made the decision to go because he thinks he has a positive economic message.Trump decided to make the move after some encouragement from Vice-President Mike Pence and French President Emmanuel Macron, said a White House official, who also wasn’t authorized to publicly discuss internal deliberations and spoke on condition of anonymity.He’s likely get a different response than Clinton did 18 years ago.A champion of global trade, Clinton urged world leaders to consider workers and poorer nations in his 2000 address, saying, “Don’t leave the little guys out.” He has frequented the meeting ever since, receiving a warm reception. His former vice-president, Al Gore, an environmental activist, is scheduled to attend this year.“Clinton is the only president that really was Davos Man,” said Ian Bremmer, a foreign affairs columnist and president of the Eurasia Group, using the nickname for the summit’s globalization focused participants. “Obama doesn’t like contrasts like this. Bush was more folksy, homespun.”Still, top aides have typically attended even when the president did not. Vice-President Joe Biden appeared on behalf of the Obama administration last year, and Vice-President Dick Cheney attended for George W. Bush.And of course, politicians aren’t the only draw at Davos. In recent years, celebrity attendees have become part of the tableau, with Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Goldie Hawn and Bono among the superstar visitors. In 2006, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attended panel discussions trailed by packs of photographers.This year, Elton John and Cate Blanchett already have grabbed Davos headlines.Trump has not attended before. Said Bremmer: “This is not Trump’s crowd.”Even though Trump hasn’t been there, his political rise — driven by nationalist rhetoric — has dominated the conversation in recent years.“I remember two years ago, every meeting at Davos, whatever it was about, would end with the theme that Trump could never be elected president,” said Harvard University economist Kenneth Rogoff. “For him, I suspect this is a victory lap.”Last year, Biden appeared at Davos in the final days of the Obama administration and used his remarks to issue a veiled criticism of Trump, calling on Europe and the United States to defend the “liberal” world order, decrying a growing impulse in the West toward isolation and building walls.Also sending a message to Trump last year was Chinese President Xi Jinping, who cast his country as a champion of free trade and stability, saying: “Whether you like it or not, the global economy is the big ocean that you cannot escape from.”Trump may be looking to push back on those messages this year.Last time, the crowd heard from Trump ally Anthony Scaramucci, the financier who briefly served as Trump’s communications director over the summer. Scaramucci — known at Davos for throwing wine-tasting parties — sought to explain Trump’s governing plans to an anxious audience.He insisted the administration “did not want to have a trade war,” predicted that Trump’s inaugural address would be “very Reaganesque,” and said, “Directionally, this is a super compassionate man.”But he also acknowledged the concerns about the incoming president.Scaramucci joked: “This is my 10th year here, but it is my first year here with a food taster.”
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The United Way of Northern B.C. is hitting the road this month in an RV on its 2018 United Tour of Northern B.C., which is due to wrap up in the Peace Region next month.The United Way says it will be traveling to 20 communities in Northern BC to cultivate compassion, engage residents to overcome social issues and foster a culture of philanthropic giving in our region. The tour will be traveling to host events to raise funds that will stay locally in each community.The tour kicked off on Monday when the RV travelled to Fraser Lake. The tour will be heading to the North Coast before returning to the Central Interior. On June 1st, the tour will be stopping in Mackenzie ahead of stops in Tumbler Ridge, Dawson Creek, Chetwynd, Hudson’s Hope, and Fort St. John on June 12th. The full tour dates are listed below. April 30, 2018 Fraser LakeMay 1, 2018 HoustonMay 2, 2018 HazeltonMay 3, 2018 KitimatMay 4, 2018 Prince RupertMay 5, 2018 TerraceMay 7, 2018 SmithersMay 8, 2018 Burns LakeMay 9, 2018 VanderhoofMay 10, 2018 Fort St. JamesMay 22, 2018 QuesnelMay 24, 2018 ValemountMay 25, 2018 McBrideJune 1, 2018 MackenzieJune 5, 2018 Tumbler RidgeJune 6, 2018 Dawson CreekJune 7, 2018 ChetwyndJune 8, 2018 Hudson HopeJune 12, 2018 Fort St JohnJune 13-14 2018 TaylorThe tour will wrap up in Taylor on June 13th and 14th, in conjunction with the 8th Annual United Way Golf Tournament at Lone Wolf Golf Club. For more information about the United Tour of Northern B.C., follow the United Way’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/unitedwaynorthernbc/
By David HazelwoodRabat – Americans stand strong for Morocco, hail Morocco’s human rights achievements, highlight shared values and a strong Alliance.Yesterday, Americans stood strong with Moroccans, as they have for decades, to commend Morocco on its progressive advancements on human rights by writing a letter to President Barack Obama. In the letter, sent on Thursday, a group of 16 Members of U.S. Congress recognized Morocco as America’s “strongest and oldest friend in a very important part of the world,” and urged “greater visibility” for Morocco’s role in promoting development in the region, as well as the country’s progress on human rights. The letter comes shortly after Morocco expressed concerns last month that the US State Department’s April 2016 human rights report on the country contained “factual errors and misrepresented Morocco’s efforts in that area.”In the letter, Congress noted that “Morocco is the only country in the region to have established with the United States an on-going dialogue on human rights that is intended to be an open forum for objective and constructive engagement on these issues…We commend this process and would hope that it brings a positive contribution.” “We are concerned that recent developments in our strategically important alliance with Morocco need to be made a higher priority and that our support for Morocco’s signal achievements, including on human rights, and the important role it is playing to enhance stability and development in the region, needs to be given much greater visibility in our public statements about this critical bilateral relationship with one of our oldest and most trusted partners.”Analysts say despite the current friction as a result of the US Department human rights report on Morocco and Washington lack of support to Rabat on the Western Sahara, the mutually beneficial friendship between the US and Morocco remains strong and vibrant.
We The North mania spread across Canada as the Toronto Raptors created history as the first Canadian team to win an NBA championship, and businesses attempted to capitalize on the frenzy. Some came out on top earning the goodwill of fans, while others garnered negative publicity.Here’s a look at some of the business winners and losers of the Raptors’ championship run.Scotiabank and TangerineScotiabank paid a whopping $800-million in 2017 for the naming rights to the arena where the Raptors play. The deal later expanded to include its subsidiary, Tangerine, becoming the official bank of the basketball team.On playoff game days and the day after, Tangerine experienced a 50 per cent spike in website traffic and saw a 20 per cent jump in the number of customers who signed up for an account, said Scotiabank spokesman Doug Johnson.When the NBA season started last fall, only six per cent of Raptors fans were aware of Tangerine, he added. That grew to 40 per cent by the start of the playoffs and is now well over 50 per cent.Cineplex EntertainmentIn less than 24 hours, Cineplex decided to arrange to view the final series games at some of its theatres so fans could enjoy a communal place to rally around the Raptors, said Sarah Van Lange, the company’s executive director of communications.By the championship game, it was streaming the game at 45 theatres around Canada and seven of its Rec Room locations, she said. Customers had to pick up free tickets at the box office to attend the screenings and most were at capacity.Though Cineplex did not charge fans to attend the viewings or show advertisements before the show, Van Lange considers the move a win for the company.“One of the biggest returns for us was the sense of goodwill with our guests, and providing a venue and a location for them to have a shared experience around the Raptors,” she said, adding Cineplex would do it again “without question.”McDonald’s CanadaMcDonald’s Canada ran a season-long promotion giving fans free medium fries the day after a game where the Raptors scored 12 three-pointers or more. Customers had to have the McDonald’s app and redeem the offer between 11 a.m. and 4 a.m. the day after the game at participating Ontario restaurants, according to the company’s website.In the 2017-18 regular season, before the promotion, the Raptors made an average 11.8 three pointers a game, according to the team stat’s page on the NBA website.After the acquisition of superstar Kawhi Leonard, the team averaged 12.4 three pointers a game in the regular season.After the lengthy playoff run, the company gave away more than 2 million orders of fries — far surpassing their projected number of 700,000 fries during the regular season, said spokesman Adam Grachnik in an email.Though that’s more than it budgeted for, “the promotion had a very positive impact” on the app with a 26 per cent increase in users based in Ontario since the promotion started, he said.Restaurants and barsEateries showing the final series cashed in as fans opened up their wallets.Between 7 p.m. and 2 a.m. ET on the eve of game five, bars in downtown Toronto that use a Moneris payment processing terminal saw a 93 per cent spike in spending than during the same time the previous year, according to data from Moneris. Across Canada, that figure was a jump of 63 per cent.Data for game six spending would be available Wednesday, wrote spokesperson Jesse Patterson in an email.However, not all companies came out ahead. Some experienced negative publicity or upset fans.Bell CanadaBell faced the wrath of Raptors fans after its Fibe TV feeds went dead in the final minutes of games 5 and 6.The company’s customer support Twitter account was flooded with complaints during the sixth and final game when people trying to watch the game saw an error message instead.The company said a technical issue caused the outage both times and apologized to customers. It said it has been in touch with affected customers to offer a credit.NikeNike experienced some negative publicity when one of the Raptors’ star players, Leonard, filed a lawsuit in early June against the athletic-wear retailer. He alleged the company is blocking him from using a logo that he believes he owns.Leonard, who was a Nike endorser until 2018, claims in the lawsuit that Nike filed a copyright application for a logo he designed, known as his klaw logo, and did so without his knowledge or consent. Nike allegedly told the athlete to stop using the logo, while he is preparing to use it on several products connected with sports camps and charity functions.Nike has previously declined to comment on the case, saying it does not discuss pending litigation. — With files from The Associated PressCompanies in this story: (TSX:BCE) (TSX:CGX) (TSX:BNS)The Canadian Press
TORONTO — Ontario’s Liberal government is promising to inject billions of new dollars into health care in its first balanced budget in a decade, a fiscal plan designed to appeal to nearly everyone in the province ahead of an election next summer.Crafted by a party in power since 2003 that has been faring poorly in recent polls, the $141-billion budget has measures targeted at both young and old, people who access the health care system and anyone who owns or rents a home and pays an electricity bill.The centrepiece of the plan is a $465-million-a-year pharmacare program for children and youth, which would cover prescription medications to treat most acute and common chronic conditions for people under age 25, with no deductible or co-payment. It would start Jan. 1.The plan will be most beneficial for youth who currently are not covered under private plans or the Ontario Drug Benefit program for social assistance recipients, but government officials weren’t able to say how many people that captures.In total, the government is promising $11.5 billion in new spending on health care over three years, including money to address hospital overcrowding, funding for mental health and addiction services, cash for hospital construction projects and home care funding.Here are six ways the Ontario Budget will help (or hurt) your walletSyndicated mortgage market gets a new watchdog and 5 other measures in the Ontario budget to protect investorsFree abortion pill, cash for boobs and babies: Top 23 takeaways from the Ontario budgetThe budget also includes funds for new child care spaces, money to build schools, measures aimed at seniors and previously announced cuts to electricity bills and plans to cool the housing market.Much of the projected spending, however, is spread out over multiple years, well past the June 2018 election. But Finance Minister Charles Sousa said his “socially progressive” budget is not a ploy for votes.“These decisions that we’re making today are not based on election cycles, they’re based on long-term benefit for the people of Ontario,” he said.Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown said the budget is not, in fact, structurally balanced, because of one-time asset sale money — such as the sale of shares of Hydro One — and accounting “tricks,” such as counting public pension surpluses as assets, against the advice of the province’s Auditor general.“This budget is a patchwork attempt by a desperate government to fix the mess they’ve created before the next election,” he said. “If they lose this next election this is spending they’ll never have to be accountable for.”The price tag for the Liberals’ centrepiece pharmacare plan is not in the budget itself and was provided only verbally by staffers.“Listen, that document is what, 296 pages long,” Sousa said when asked about the absence. “You can’t put everything in the document.”Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, who just this week announced a New Democrat government would bring in universal pharmacare for people of all ages, said the Liberal plan seems last minute.“I think it’s quite curious as well,” she said. “All I can think of is that they made it up on the back of a napkin before they got to today.”The Liberals had promised no new taxes on families, though they are increasing tobacco taxes by $10 per carton over the next three years and giving municipalities the power to introduce a hotel tax.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette In addition to balancing the books this year, the government is now projecting balanced budgets through to 2019-20. Despite reaching balance, however, the province’s debt continues to grow.It is projected to be $312 billion this year, growing to $336 billion in 2019-20. Interest on debt is the fourth largest spending area, at $11.6 billion.Historically low interest rates helped the province get to balance, but interest on debt is still projected to be the fastest growing expenditure area, at an average 3.6 per cent from 2015 to 2020.Nonetheless, the government paints a rosy economic outlook, projecting two per cent average GDP growth through to 2020, driven by exports and business investment.On the infrastructure front, spending is growing from a promise last year of $160 billion over 12 years to $190 million over 13 years. The additional $30 billion will go toward new hospital projects, school renewal and child care expansion.Ontario will also move ahead with planning a high-speed rail corridor between Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo, London and Windsor, the government said in the budget. The project could cut travel times from Toronto to Windsor from the current four hours to two.Under the education banner, about $16 billion is earmarked over 10 years to build and improve schools at a time when the government is coming under fire for rural school closures. Another $200 million will go to creating 24,000 child care spaces and subsidizing 60 per cent of them.Seniors are also specifically targeted in the budget. A public transit tax credit for people 65 and older will see 15 per cent of eligible transit costs refunded with an average annual benefit of $130. That is estimated to cost the government about $10 million a year. The measure comes after the federal government announced it was eliminating a 15-per-cent tax credit for commuters who buy a transit pass.There is also $11 million over three years for a seniors community grant program and another $8 million over three years for new community centres with seniors’ programming. The province has also earmarked $100 million over three years for a dementia strategy that will include helping patients and their caregivers find support and improve training for health-care workers.
“The suspension of the talks hurts the world’s poorest most acutely,” UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi told the organization’s governing body in Geneva yesterday.“Countries’ prospects for export-led growth and development have diminished with the suspension of the Doha Round,” he said, referring to the talks which have been in limbo for months, partly over subsidies from wealthy nations to their agricultural industries, tariffs and quotas, which all shut poorer agricultural countries out of the market.“The distortions caused by subsidies in world agricultural trade will persist at the current level, thereby jeopardizing the prospects of developing countries to generate additional export revenue and income from agricultural exports, including cotton,” he added.But if the current round of negotiations concluded with a substantial development-oriented outcome, it could bring gains for economic growth and poverty alleviation. On Monday, Secretary-General Kofi Annan called on the world’s wealthy countries to “go the extra mile” to re-balance the rules of the trading system in favour of the poor and push ahead as soon as possible with the Doha Round.“I join developing and least developed countries in calling for the round to resume as soon as possible,” he said in a message to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Public Forum in Geneva.
“All these challenges underline the crucial sustained and resolute collective action in order to confront them,” Djibouti’s Foreign Minister Mahmoud Ali Youssouf told the Assembly’s 72nd annual general debate. “We must mobilize ourselves anew to give new life to multilateralism and emphasize the central place of the UN. “The task is immense, the responsibility heavy. These challenges demand ambitious reforms and additional resources,” he added, focussing in three key areas – fulfilment of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), management reform, and a reformed ‘architecture’ that enhances the efficiency of the Organization’s peace and stability missions. Conflict is the major obstacle to economic development with enormous costs, including forced displacement, famine, the rise of communicable diseases, acute food insecurity and the rapid deterioration of respect for human rights, he said. “Our Organization, more than ever, has an increased role to play in the prevention of conflicts and the resolution of differences,” he added. Full statement (in French) available here
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedWoman remanded for trafficking 6.7 kilos of cocaine in hammocksOctober 3, 2017In “Court”CANU seeking woman who attempted to export ‘cocaine soaked hammocks’September 25, 2017In “Crime”Cocaine laced hammocks: Woman gets 3 years jail, fined $18MJanuary 11, 2018In “Court” Tiffini Collison of Lot F 21 Samaan Street, Guyhoc Park Georgetown, who was wanted in connection with the posting of cocaine laced hammocks to the USA, has surrendered to the Custom Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU).(L) Tiffini Collison and the intercepted hammocks that were laced with cocaineThe drug enforcement body issued a wanted bulletin for the mother of one on Monday and on Tuesday evening she turned up at CANU in the company of her lawyer.It was reported that the 26-year-old used an international Courier Service to ship the hammocks sometime last week.However, on Thursday last, the package was intercepted by ranks of the drug enforcement unit at the Eugene F Correia International Airport while checking outgoing cargo to the US.Attempts to contact the woman proved futile until she showed up at the CANU Headquarters on Tuesday.Investigations are on-going.In the past there have been attempts to smuggle cocaine out of Guyana in the most creative and innovative ways.Some attempted to do so in fish, achar, fish feed, milk powder, wigs, alcohol and in pastries among others, which has resulted in several persons being charged and either remanded to prison or sentenced and fined.Following the interceptions, the drug enforcement units have boosted their surveillance at Guyana’s main port of entries including, the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Eugene F Corriea International Airport and the Wharfs.With the measures in place, the cocaine mules are finding more creative ways of shipping the illegal drug out of Guyana- a country which has been categorised as a major transshipment point.
Honeywell Analytic’s Impulse X4 portable gas detector has been awarded the China MA (Mei Anquan) J2006138 mining approval, meaning it can now be sold and used in Chinese mining applications. The Impulse X4 is a tough and robust portable unit ideally suited to use in enclosed spaces such as coal mines, and protects against flammable, oxygen, carbon monoxide and hydrogen sulphide gas hazards.Impulse X4 is particularly well-suited for use in mines as it combines functionality, affordability and ease-of-use with all the enhanced safety needed by a personal gas detection unit. The device uses SureCellT sensors which are ideally suited to performance in high-temperature, high-humidity environments and has a system of audible, visual and vibration alarms.The Impulse X4 has the capability to log data using a simple-to-fit memory card. Events, gas data and the calibration history are all stored and reports and graphs can be printed. When clipped to the belt or harness, users may want the re-assurance of being able to view the display from different positions. But with many other units the display is upside down forcing the user to remove the unit to look at the display, perhaps creating a hazard. The Impulse X4 users can ‘flip’ the display at the press of a button.
A concert to support children in Greece has been organised by AHEPA, in cooperation with the Pneymatiki Estai Ellidon Melbourne, for Sunday 15 July. AHEPA is asking that the Greek community support this function to provide much needed support for children of Greece who are suffering at the hands of the financial crisis. For those unable to attend the function, you can donate to the cause at any Bank of Cyprus branch. The concert will be held Sunday 15 July at 3:00 pm at the Glen Eira Town Hall, corner of Hawthorn Rd and Glen Eira Rd, Caulfield. Tickets are $25. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram