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New Mayor attends opening of Ramada VetroBlu Scarborough Beach

first_imgSource = Wyndham Hotel Group New Mayor attends opening of Ramada VetroBlu Scarborough BeachNew Mayor attends opening of Ramada VetroBlu Scarborough BeachRamada VetroBlu Scarborough Beach, a new $51 million 52-room hotel in Perth, celebrated its opening on Thursday night. The new City of Stirling Mayor, Councillor Mark Irwin attended the event heralding the arrival of the stylish and contemporary Ramada brand to Scarborough Beach.The new-build hotel, which is managed by VetroBlu Management, was developed by Eurowide and branded Ramada under a franchise agreement with Wyndham Hotel Group. Mayor Irwin said the opening of Ramada Scarborough Beach, which coincided with the filling of Scarborough’s new beachside pool, is a vote of confidence in the revitalisation of the city. “It is encouraging to see so much interest in Scarborough and the addition of this new hotel will certainly aid the city in attracting more interstate and international tourists to Scarborough Beach,” Mayor Irwin said.The $100 million Scarborough revitalisation project, which is being delivered by the state government and the local council, is nearing completion and includes the new 50-metre swimming pool at Scarborough Beach, playground upgrades and more cafe and dining options.Wyndham Hotel Group’s South Pacific Director of Development, Matt Holmes, said the transformation would have a long-term positive impact on visitor numbers. “The addition of Ramada Scarborough Beach will play a key role in further elevating Scarborough’s profile and appeal as a key leisure and business destination,” Mr Holmes said. Located on the corner of Scarborough Beach Road and Filburn Street, Ramada Scarborough Beach takes pride of place just 100 metres from the beach and promenade.The hotel boasts a stylish mix of short and long-stay accommodation, with studio, one and two, three-bedroom apartments, as well as four three-bedroom penthouses and one four-bedroom penthouse. Apartments located on the southern and western sides enjoy breathtaking sunsets, while penthouse apartments offer sweeping views of the Western Australian shoreline.Ramada Scarborough is the second Ramada branded hotel for Perth and the fourth for Western Australia, joining sister properties Ramada Perth, The Outram in West Perth; Ramada Resort Dunsborough and Ramada Eco Beach Resort, Broome. To celebrate the official opening, Ramada Scarborough Beach is offering a Scarborough Summer Special rate including 20 percent off for stays of 3 nights or more with free parking. Visit https://www.ramadavetrobluscarboroughbeach.com for bookings or call +61 8 6248 7000 for bookings and further details.last_img read more

October 25 2000 In the Arcosanti Cafe the chang

first_imgOctober 25, 2000In the Arcosanti Cafe,the changing of one garment to another signifies the changing of the season andthe coming of winter. A large, long tubular garment hangs down from the Gallerylevel of Crafts III building to the Cafe down below. Its purpose is to circulatethe warmer air that rises to the Gallery down to the Cafe in the building. Lookinginside the air tube, a fan creates a downward draft inside the winter garment. Looking inside the air tube, a fan creates a downward draft inside the wintergarment. Photo by: DoctressNeutopialast_img read more

Technology company Arris has unveiled a raft of ne

first_imgTechnology company Arris has unveiled a raft of new products at the SCTE Cable-Tech Expo in Atlanta.Arris has launched AdManager, standards-based platform enabling cable providers to offer new advertising services. AdManager allows providers to extend advertising campaigns across addressable, IP-capable devices including tablets, connected TVs, game stations, laptops and smartphones. The AdManager Suite is comprised of four modular components: 360, Core, Delivery and Enterprise. 360 represents a set of campaign management applications intended to drive VOD and dynamic linear placements, including the capability to manage linear schedules and verifications for interconnect operations.  Core comprises ad content workflow and routing of ad placement decisions between any campaign management application and any delivery infrastructure. Delivery abstracts the various delivery infrastructure elements (DPI ad servers, VOD servers and Content Delivery Networks) by providing a uniform SCTE 130 ADM interface and a comprehensive Playlist Manager. Enterprise provides global monitoring and advertising operations control at regional and national levels.Arris has also launched its new VIPr 6000 transcoder. According to Arris, this delivers a three-fold improvement in channel processing capacity for operators that use the current VIPr platform to transcode channels from MPEG-2 to H.264, from H.264 to MPEG-2 and to compress four high definition MPEG-2 video channels onto one QAM channel. The VIPr 6000 platform offers integrated transcoding, multiplexing, ad-splicing operations and is capable of processing up to 24 QAMs of video per rack unit in high density configuration.  Other 6000 platform enhancements include a redundant power supply, and added ASI options.Finally, the company has launched its EventAssure Outage Management software, which is integrated with ServAssure Advanced through a common polling infrastructure to support automatic identification of plant and service failures.  This infrastructure enhancement means that cable operators can now benefit from Arris’s performance and outage management solutions, using the same polling architecture to collect data from all DOCSIS devices, according to the company.last_img read more

BT is accelerating rollout of its fibre broadband

first_imgBT is accelerating rollout of its fibre broadband network and expects it to pass two thirds of UK premises by spring 2014, more than 18 months ahead of schedule.The announcement came during the telco’s second quarter results that showed it had over 950,000 fibre subscribers, of which 875,000 were retail customers. BT said it added 160,000 retail fibre customers during the quarter which meant 14% of its retail broadband base took the high speed service.Ian Livingston, BT chief executive, said, “Fibre is at the heart of our broadband plans for both town and country. We plan to step up our efforts yet again to complete our commercial fibre rollout early as this will allow us to focus even further on the next exciting stage of our fibre broadband strategy. This will see BT working hand in hand with the public sector to extend fibre broadband to UK homes and businesses in the ‘final third’ of the country that are harder to reach.”BT’s hybrid TV service BT Vision added 21,000 customers during the quarter, taking its total base to over 750,000.last_img read more

Balan Nair Liberty Globals chief technology and i

first_imgBalan NairLiberty Global’s chief technology and innovation officer, Balan Nair, is set to become president and CEO of Liberty’s Latin American and Caribbean arm once it is spun off.Liberty Global said Nair will remain in his current role until its LatAm operation is split-off into a separate public company, which is expected to take place around the end of the year.Nair joined Liberty Global 10 years ago, during which time he has managed the group’s fixed and mobile network operations, broadband and video product development and strategic planning. The search for his successor is already underway.“Balan is an exceptional technologist and operating executive who has delivered tremendous value to our company as CTO,” said Liberty Global CEO, Mike Fries.“He has led us into the future with next-generation broadband, video and mobile products, and has transformed our entire technology operating model.“I am excited that Balan has agreed to lead this new company into the future, and I look forward to continuing our close working relationship as part of the broader Liberty family.”Nair said: “It’s been a privilege to work with and learn from Mike Fries and John Malone, and I am proud and humbled to have the opportunity to continue collaborating with them in my new role as President and CEO of Liberty’s Latin American and Caribbean operation.”Alongside  Nair and Fries, who will be executive chairman, the board of the new LatAm company is expected to include Liberty Global chairman John Malone, Liberty CFO Charles Bracken and Liberty directors Paul Gould and Miranda Curtis.Three additional directors have been identified for their “regional expertise and strategic value”: former chairman of Charter Communications, Eric Zinterhofer; the co-CEO of Grupo Televisa, Alfonso de Angoitia; and founder and former CEO of Columbus Communications, Brendan Paddick.Nair brings nearly 25 years of experience in the telecoms, internet, cable and media industries to his new role. Prior to Liberty Global he was AOL’s chief technology officer and before that spent 12 years at Qwest Communications International.last_img read more

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first_img CAOIMHE ARCHIBALDclaudydungivenLORETO DOUGLASPSNISINN MLATRAFFIC & TRAVEL: FOREGLEN ROAD REOPENS AFTER MAN KILLED IN TWO VEHICLE CRASH POLICE say the Forelgen Road has now reopened to traffic following this morning’s road tragedy.A man in his 30’s died following the serious road traffic collision on the main Derry to Belfast road.The two-vehicle collision happened on the Foreglen Road between Claudy and Dungiven at about 6.30 am this morning. Police said a car and a van were involved in the collision.Diversions had been in place while the scene was examined by the PSNI’s Collision Investigatin Unit.But late this afternoon police say the examination has been completed, the scene cleared and is now open to traffic again.During the crash, three other people were treated at Altnagelvin Hospital for minor injuries and have since been discharged. ShareTweet Sinn Féin MLA Caoimhe Archibald said her thoughts were with the dead man’s family.“I would like to express my sympathies to the family and friends of the man who has died as a result of this morning’s crash,” she said.“This is the second death on the A6 in weeks and, as we enter into the winter months, I would urge all road users to exercise care and caution on the roads at all times and to allow for extra travelling time if conditions are poor.”Last month, Loreto Douglas, 64, a child care worker and former nun from the Culmore area of Derry died after a three-vehicle crash on a stretch of the A6 at the Glenshane Pass.TRAFFIC & TRAVEL: FOREGLEN ROAD REOPENS AFTER MAN KILLED IN TWO VEHICLE CRASH was last modified: December 5th, 2016 by John2John2 Tags:last_img read more

Competition is supposed to make competitors strong

first_img Competition is supposed to make competitors stronger, but when it comes to the battle between coal and shale gas for supremacy as the United States’ power-generating fuel of choice, the rivalry instead has each commodity holding the other down. Coal is the reigning champ is this competition, having provided at least 50% of the electricity consumed in the United States for many decades. Coal and nuclear plants have long worked together to provide the nation with its all-important baseload power; natural gas and renewables contribute to help meet peak-demand needs, but neither has come close to challenging coal’s grip on power. But then horizontal drilling and multi-stage fracturing unlocked trillions of cubic feet of natural gas from shale formations across North America. Suddenly the continent was flooded with gas; and as supplies overwhelmed demand, a commodity that traded as high as $13 per MMBtu just four years ago saw its value drop as much as 85%. At the same time, international demand kept coal prices pretty strong. Faced with a choice, utilities started to switch from coal to natural gas. Coal’s grip on US power-generation supremacy started to fade – from a high of 57% in 1985, coal’s contribution to US power needs slipped to 42% last year. Today coal is providing only 37% of US electricity. As demand for coal dropped, coal prices started to lose ground. In the past 12 months, prices for Appalachian coal have fallen 24% while coal from the Powder River Basin in Montana and Wyoming has lost 45% of its value. It’s become a race for the bottom. Ultracheap gas started to displace coal, coal prices fell to remain competitive, and now the two are fighting to simply tread water. The Switch to Gas As gas flooded the continent and prices plunged, it only made sense for US utilities to take advantage of this inexpensive alternative fuel. Southern Co., Xcel Energy, American Electric Power, and Dominion Resources are among the US power-generators that have taken advantage of low natural-gas prices to displace some of their coal-fired generation. Some of these companies simply started making more use of gas-fired plants that had previously only been used to serve peak-power demand. Others operate combined cycle coal-gas plants, which can burn either fuel. And some actually built new gas-fired units to replace older, less efficient facilities, some of which were being forced to close because of increasingly stringent environmental regulations. Southern’s switch to gas makes for a good example. Southern ran its combined cycle gas turbine fleet at a near-record 70% of capacity during the first quarter of the year, doubling the plants’ typical use. This degree of transition has the utility on pace to consume more gas than coal this year for the first time in its 100-year history. As a result the company expects to derive 47% of its power from gas and only 35% from coal. Five years ago the company relied on coal for 70% of its generation; gas provided just 16% of its power. No matter how you look at it, utilities are using a lot more gas than they used to. Barclays Capital estimates that 7 billion cubic feet of gas is being burned each by US utilities that used to burn coal to generate those watts. US Energy Information Administration data show power companies consuming 34% more gas this February than a year earlier. Credit Suisse estimates power plants ate up 5 billion cubic feet more gas each day in the first three months of the year compared to Q1 of 2011. However, the switchover phase is almost complete. Utilities have transitioned their combined cycle plants, restarted their idled gas capacities, and committed as much to new gas plants as they are probably willing to commit, given natural gas’ tendency for extreme price volatility. And utilities will only start to make a dent in America’s massive stockpiles of natural gas if the trend to increased gas consumption can continue through this year. Credit Suisse figures the power industry will need to burn at least 4.5 billion cubic feet more per day above 2011 levels to create a notable drawdown in gas inventories, something that analysts peg as unprecedented but not out of the question. So the switch is barely easing the gas-supply glut…but it is definitely hurting coal prices. What Happens Next As utilities switched to gas, demand for coal started to decline, and with declining demand comes falling prices. By January coal producers could no longer ignore the trend and started idling mines. Patriot Coal idled its Big Mountain mine, Alpha Natural Resources closed four mines, and many other companies cut back on production volumes. Coal production in the United States is now down 8% compared to this time last year. Shares of Peabody Energy, the biggest coal producer in the United States, have dropped from $70 to $29. Arch Coal shares have fallen from $35 to less than $10. Several coal producers have announced losses in the hundreds of millions. I like to say that the cure for low prices is low prices. Low commodity prices force production cuts, which reduce supplies and help to define a pricing floor based on the cost of production. Eventually, reduced supplies fall behind building demand, and prices are forced back up again. The interesting thing about this situation is that there are two commodities competing to define the pricing floor. It’s like a manufacturing battle, where two companies keep undercutting each other’s prices until one goes under and the survivor gets all the business. In this case, neither fuel is going to go under – both will undoubtedly play important roles in electricity generation in the United States for many years. Instead, the competition will simply keep a tight lid on prices for years. For example, in the last month natural gas prices posted an impressive rally, gaining as much as 40% after bottoming below $2 per MMBtu. That rally has now stalled, blocked from continued ascent by two serious obstacles: coal prices and shut-in gas production. Coal prices matter because natural gas needs to remain competitive with coal. Utilities only switched to gas because it was cheaper, but with gas’ rally that economic edge is wearing thin. In fact, our calculations show that the two fuels are almost equivalent in terms of energy economics. Since April 20 Central Appalachian coal has been priced at US$60.90 per ton. Each pound of Central Appalachian thermal coal generates 12,500 Btu, or 0.0125 MMBtu. With that information we can calculate that this mainstay US thermal coal is currently priced at US$2.436 per MMBtu. Natural gas is priced per MMBtu, so we can now compare our two fuels on a dollars-per-energy-produced basis: over the same time frame, the Henry Hub natural gas spot price has averaged US$2.188 per MMBtu. So gas is cheaper than coal, but not by much. In fact, on May 25 the Henry Hub spot price was US$2.67 per MMBtu, making gas slightly more expensive than coal on an energy-equivalent basis. And the price to generate each unit of energy is the only thing that matters to energy producers. We contend that gas’ price rally is over because if a rising gas price renders the two fuels economically equivalent, the shift to gas will end. Remember, coal was entrenched as America’s power-generation mainstay for many years, and that tenure leaves behind a legacy that favors a return to coal – if the economics allow it. For example, many US utilities are sitting on growing coal inventories. These utilities are being forced to continue buying the fuel under long-term take-or-pay contracts and will start burning it as soon as it makes sense to do so. And limited storage space is making these stockpiles problematic: GenOn Energy (NYSE:GEN), for instance, has declared force majeure on coal receipts due to a lack of storage space. The other, longer-term barrier to a natural-gas price rally is the huge resources locked up in shut-in shales. As prices fell gas producers reduced output, starting with the fields that generated the lowest margins. The first on the chopping block: dry shales, which are formations that produce only dry natural gas (also known as straight methane), without much in the way of other byproduct fuels. Wet shales or liquids-rich shales, by contrast, produce significant volumes of heavier fossil fuels, like propane, butane, pentane, and even crude oil. Low natural gas prices have rendered many dry gas wells uneconomic, but the bonus production of natural gas liquids is keeping many wet gas wells in the black. While producers may not be tapping into these dry shale resources right now, the resources themselves haven’t disappeared. Instead, these unloved dry shales have created a cap on natural gas prices. As soon as prices move up enough to render dry-gas production profitable, gas companies across the US will put their dry shales back into production, creating another glut of supply that will limit prices once again. Coal is facing a similar situation. Coal prices have to remain depressed in order for coal to remain competitive. In short, the price of thermal coal in the United States is going to be constrained – perhaps even controlled – by the price of natural gas for the foreseeable future. The Bottom Line In the United States, shale gas production will keep gas prices low for years. Even a decline in stockpiles will do little to help – if prices climb, producers will return to their shut-in wells, and supplies will ramp up again. The massive volumes of natural gas sitting on reserve books across the continent simply will not let prices rise very much for a long time. Constrained natural gas prices will keep a lid on thermal coal prices. Once the king of America’s power generation machine, coal now has to compete with natural gas at every turn; and to be competitive, it has to carry about the same price per MMBtu as gas. Coal and natural gas are very different, but in fact the two fuels are more intertwined than one might think. The shale gas phenomenon has changed the natural gas world fundamentally; the result has been that coal and natural gas now compete for the same market. With abundant resources of both available in North America, instead of making each other stronger, coal and natural gas are holding each other down. Unbelievable as it may seem, there are ways to play this rivalry for handsome profits. In fact, the entire energy sector appears poised to be the bull market of the 21st century. Don’t let that opportunity pass you by. By Marin Katusa, Casey Researchlast_img read more

Are you in the group of entrepreneurs with grit d

first_imgAre you in the group of entrepreneurs with grit, determination, and a product worth watching, but you haven’t quite hit scale yet? We know what it’s like just starting out. You may have thrown all of your funds into marketing or developing that new app, platform, or service, grinding away with your head down and forgetting to allocate resources to networking. (Yes, that’s a thing.)(Image: Unsplash)Because of this, TechConneXt is launching our TCX Fellows Program giving top entrepreneurs the opportunity to attend our conference as our special guest. Hear from speakers that include, The Breakfast Club’s Angela Yee, on how she built her online brand; Akon, on how he plans to use cryptocurrency to power Africa; and Rashaun Williams who will personally teach you exactly what you need to develop a pitch deck that’s worth an investor’s attention. All of these people will be in the building in addition to a slew of other prominent game-changers.TechConneXt will be held Oct. 8th and 9th at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront in Burlingame, California, with both days focusing on topics that help individuals understand how tech is disrupting every industry, but you already knew that because you are in the trenches.So by now, you are asking yourself, how do you become a TCX Fellow. Click this link and submit your information by Monday, Oct. 1st at 11:59 pm ET. Fill out all of the necessary fields and, more importantly, let us know why you think you are qualified to be a TCX Fellow. You will be notified if your application is approved by Oct. 3rd, 2018, at 11:59 pm ET. Please note, your acceptance does not include travel or accommodations for the conference. Good luck. We look forward to your submissions. be_ixf; php_sdk; php_sdk_1.4.18 https://www.blackenterprise.com/black-enterprise-is-looking-for-the-hungriest-entrepreneurs/ https://www.blackenterprise.com/black-enterprise-is-looking-for-the-hungriest-entrepreneurs/ The Best Books For Entrepreneurs of ColorJPMorgan’s New $5.1 Million Minority Biz Fund N…BLKTECHCLT Sets up New Tech Hub in Charlotte, NClast_img read more

Zuckerberg turns down British MPs for data privacy grilling

This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. The social media giant said it did not know the data was being used in a political campaign Zuckerberg instead offered to send one of his deputies as the US company comes under new pressure from the EU to disclose more details about how up to 50 million users’ data are alleged to have been taken from Facebook and used in political campaigns.In a letter to the British parliament’s digital, culture and media committee, Rebecca Stimson, head of public policy for Facebook UK, said the company “fully recognizes the level of public and parliamentary interest in these issues”.But committee chair Damian Collins renewed his demand to interview Zuckerberg saying the seriousness of the allegations meant it was “appropriate” for the tech tycoon to offer an explanation himself, whether in person or via video-link.In the letter published by the British committee on Tuesday, Facebook offered to send chief technology office Mike Schroepfer or chief product officer Chris Cox to London next month to provide answers.”We’d be very happy to invite Mr Cox to give evidence. However, we would still like to hear from Mr Zuckerberg as well,” Collins said at the start of a committee hearing on Tuesday.”We will seek to clarify with Facebook whether he is available to give evidence or not, because that wasn’t clear from our correspondence.”And if he is available to give evidence, then we would be happy to do that either in person or via video link if that would be more convenient for him.”The EU meanwhile has given the social media giant two weeks to answer its own queries over the scandal, which has heavily hit Facebook’s share price and raised major questions over how social media companies use private data.EU justice commissioner Vera Jourova wrote to Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, asking what measures the company plans to take to prevent a similar scandal.She also asked whether stricter rules were needed for companies like Facebook as exist for traditional media, and whether it would change its approach on transparency toward users and regulators.”Have any data of EU citizens been affected by the recent scandal?” Jourova wrote, adding: “If this is the case, how do you intend to inform the authorities and users about it?”European Parliament chief Antonio Tajani has also invited Zuckerberg to address the body about its concerns.Growing crisisFacebook insists it did not know the data taken from its site were being used by a British company, Cambridge Analytica, which worked on US President Donald Trump’s election campaign among others.However, its rules at the time allowed an app developed by an academic researcher, which was downloaded by an estimated 270,000 people, to take information from millions of their friends.Facebook has placed ads in British, German and US newspapers in recent days to apologise for the scandal.Zuckerberg explained there was a quiz developed by a university researcher “that leaked Facebook data of millions of people in 2014″.”This was a breach of trust, and I’m sorry we didn’t do more at the time. We’re now taking steps to make sure this doesn’t happen again,” he said in the ads.In Facebook’s letter on Tuesday, Stimson revealed that the tech giant was working with regulators around the world to assess how many people in each country were affected.”We can now confirm that around one percent of the global downloads of the app came from users in the EU, including the UK,” she wrote.The company is struggling to contain the growing crisis amid investigations by lawmakers in Europe and the United States.US consumer protection agency, the Federal Trade Commission, on Monday confirmed it had opened an investigation into whether Facebook mishandled private data or violated a 2011 agreement which settled an earlier probe. Citation: Zuckerberg turns down British MPs for data privacy grilling (2018, March 27) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-zuckerberg-british-mps-privacy-grilling.html Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday turned down a request by British lawmakers to appear before them to respond to concerns about data privacy as the European Union set a deadline for the US social media giant to respond to its own questions. UK MPs demand Zuckerberg testify on data row after he offers deputy Explore further © 2018 AFP read more

US proposes tariffs on EU products over Airbus subsidies

first_img Citation: US proposes tariffs on EU products over Airbus subsidies (2019, April 9) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-04-tariffs-eu-products-airbus-subsidies.html The threatened US tariffs are in response to subsidies received by aircraft maker Airbus and target a host of European products including helicopters, aircraft parts and gouda cheese.The riposte come amid a fragile truce between the EU and the US after President Donald Trump angered Europe last year by slapping duties on steel and aluminium imports and threatening new ones on cars.For more than 14 years, Washington and Brussels have accused each other of unfairly subsidising Boeing and Airbus, respectively, in a tit-for-tat dispute that long predates Trump.The Boeing-Airbus spat is the longest and most complicated dispute dealt with by the WTO, which aims to create a level playing field in global trade.In a statement Monday, the office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) said the World Trade Organization (WTO) had repeatedly found that European subsidies to Airbus have caused adverse effects to the United States.”This case has been in litigation for 14 years, and the time has come for action,” said US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.”Our ultimate goal is to reach an agreement with the EU to end all WTO-inconsistent subsidies to large civil aircraft. When the EU ends these harmful subsidies, the additional US duties imposed in response can be lifted.”EU hits backThe EU fired back on Tuesday, saying that the amounts claimed by the US were “greatly exaggerated”.”The figure quoted by USTR is based on US internal estimates that have not been awarded by the WTO,” the commission official added.Both sides however agreed that the size of the duties was subject to arbitration at the WTO, the result of which was expected in the summer.Both aviation giants have scored points along the way in the marathon dispute.The WTO ruled in March 2012 that billions of dollars of subsidies to Boeing were illegal and notified the United States to end them.But a few months later, the European Union filed a new complaint, alleging Washington was not complying with that order.In a split ruling published in June 2017, the WTO said the US had mostly brought programs into compliance, but agreed that Washington had not taken “appropriate steps to remove the adverse effects or… withdraw the subsidy” in the one case.Brussels was also reprimanded by the WTO during the Airbus-Boeing row, and the US asked the WTO to determine the amount it could impose in sanctions against the European Union for failing to remove subsidies.Transatlantic tensionsThe USTR said Monday that once that report is issued, it will announce a finalised product list.Airbus in a statement said the list was “totally unjustified”, while archrival Boeing said that it supports Washington’s “ongoing efforts to level the playing field”.”Boeing has consistently supported US compliance with WTO rulings. It’s now time for the EU to follow that example and end all illegal government support for Airbus,” Boeing said.The revived spat comes at a sensitive time for transatlantic relations.Trump and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in July agreed to launch trade talks and refrain from imposing further tariffs in a bid to cool tensions.”I plead for an amicable agreement,” French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said at a press conference in Paris.”When I look at the growth situation worldwide, I cannot believe we can allow a trade conflict, even in the sole area of aeronautics, between the United States and Europe,” he added.The tariff threat also comes at a critical time for Boeing, caught in a crisis over its 737 MAX aircraft that is grounded over safety fears following two fatal accidents. A simmering transatlantic trade row risked escalating on Tuesday after the US threatened to impose tariff counter-measures of up to $11.2 billion on a host of European products. Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img © 2019 AFP WTO confirms US failed to fully comply over Boeing subsidies Washington and Brussels have accused each other of unfairly subsidising the aircraft makers for more than 14 yearslast_img read more

Delhi 3yearold girl who fell off flyover dies

first_imgDelhi: 3-year-old girl who fell off flyover diesThe girl and her uncle fell off the Badarpur flyover in South Delhi on Thursday.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 22:53 IST Image for representationHIGHLIGHTSThe girl and her uncle fell off the Badarpur flyover in South DelhiBoth the victims were admitted in a hospitalVictim’s uncle alleged that a Chinese ‘manja’ had stuck on his neck following which he lost control of his bikeThe three-year-old girl, who along with her uncle fell off the Badarpur flyover in south Delhi on Thursday, succumbed to her injuries in south Delhi on Friday night, police said.The police said a damaged Bullet motorcycle belonging to the man was found at the Badarpur flyover on the carriage way towards Faridabad. Both the victims were admitted in a hospital. In the accident Mohan (33) sustained injuries, while his niece Dipti was stated to be very critical.”It is saddening the little girl succumbed to her injuries on Friday night. I would like to point out that kids should not be made to sit in front on the bikes. Both the victims were without safety gears in this case,” said Chinmoy Biswal, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South-East).In the statement recorded by the police, the victim had alleged that a Chinese ‘manja’ (string used to fly kites) got stuck in his neck following which he lost control and his bike hit the divider and they fell down from the flyover. However, the police have not found anything from the spot.For the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanjay Nirala Nextlast_img read more

Naxal wanted in killings of BJP MLA 4 cops gunned down in

first_img Next Naxal wanted in killings of BJP MLA, 4 cops gunned down in ChhattisgarhHurra, a member of the Katekalyan Area Committee of Maoists, was gunned down during an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district.advertisement Press Trust of India DantewadaJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 13:55 IST Hurra, the Naxal, was carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh on his head. (File Photo)A Naxal, allegedly involved in the killings of BJP MLA Bhima Mandavi and four policemen in April, was gunned down in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district on Friday, police said.He was carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh on his head, they said.The encounter broke out around 10 am in the forest of Misse Dabba in the Tongpal police station area in Sukma when a team of the District Reserve Guard (DRG) from Dantewada was carrying out an anti-Naxal operation, Dantewada Superintendent of Police Abhishek Pallava told PTI.Security forces had launched the operation two days ago along the border of Dantewada and Sukma districts.When the DRG team was cordoning off Misse Dabba, located around 450km from the state capital Raipur, an encounter broke out with Naxals, he said.After a brief exchange of fire, the Left-wing extremists escaped, Pallava added.During a search at the site, the body of an ultra, identified as Hurra, a member of the Katekalyan Area Committee of Maoists, was recovered, along with a .303 rifle, Pallava said.”Blood stains were found at the spot indicating some more ultras might have been injured or killed in the gun-battle,” he said.Further details are awaited as the search operation was still underway in the area, Pallava added.Hurra, carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh on his head, was wanted for the killings of Mandavi and four security personnel, the SP said.All five were killed when the vehicle in which they were travelling was blown up by Naxals using an improvised explosive device near Shyamgiri village in Dantewada district on April 9 this year.ALSO READ | Jharkhand: Maoists set 16 vehicles ablaze, assault six labourersALSO WATCH | Brigadier Basant Ponwar reveals how commandos are trained to take on NaxalsFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySnigdha Choudhurylast_img read more