Union sports minister Uma Bharati on her ministry and plans. Q. Do you have any role in the Uttar Pradesh elections? A. I am a worker of the BJP, and during elections every one in the party has to play some role. Q. You were in the forefront of support,Union sports minister Uma Bharati on her ministry and plans. Q. Do you have any role in the Uttar Pradesh elections? A. I am a worker of the BJP, and during elections every one in the party has to play some role.Q. You were in the forefront of support for the Ram temple at Ayodhya but Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee has decided not to raise this controversial issue as a poll plank. A. I believe the temple should be built at that site only. But I also believe this should not be on the election agenda.Q. Won’t you raise the issue in the coming elections?A. The name of Ram has to come in some form.Q. But the question here is the political use of religion.A. I am against political use of religion from the very beginning.Q. Don’t you think that bureaucracy has damaged sports in India?A. I don’t think so. We were not good in sports because we didn’t take sports seriously. Now we are. I have called a meeting of Assocham, FICCI and CII under the chairmanship of the finance minister. We have framed a joint action plan and will declare it in March.Q. Don’t you think there should be a code of conduct for sports institutes? A. We have codes of conduct. But we don’t have a right to punish anybody in case of violation of guidelines. Sports needs to be put on the Concurrent List.Q. What about the possibility of cricket matches with Pakistan?A. There is no possibility until Pakistan stops cross-border terrorism.advertisement- as told to Aaj Tak
Independence Day is nearing and so is the date of registering for new JioPhone 2. Reliance Jio at its Annual General Meeting this year announced a younger sibling of JioPhone dubbed JioPhone 2.The phone is expected to be smarter and more efficient than the JioPhone 2. Not only in specs, the new JioPhone 2 is also going to be pricier than the JioPhone. Jio says that the new JioPhone 2 will be available for buying from the same date when its registrations begin i.e. August 15. During JioPhone, people had to wait for a week or so after the registration to get the JioPhone.India has a growing market for the feature phone and JioPhone has already earned a good name in this segment. With JioPhone 2, Reliance Jio could disrupt the feature phone market once again.Meanwhile, there is a lot of murmurs and chattering around this new JioPhone 2. The new phone will also come with WhatsApp, YouTube, and Facebook support. JioPhone until now only supports Facebook. It will also get the WhatsApp and YouTube support starting August 15.Only a day more to go for the registration of JioPhone 2. There is a lot of anticipation and eagerness to know how exactly does this new JioPhone 2 look like. The Internet is flooded with the bits and pieces of information regarding the JioPhone 2. And so here we collect all the important information regarding the JioPhone2 that we feel you should know in case you are planning to buy one for yourself.Price of JioPhone 2: You have to pay Rs 2,999 at the time of booking the JioPhone 2. There is no cash on delivery option yet.advertisementSpecs of the JioPhone 2: The JioPhone 2 sports a 2.4-inch QVGA display. Unlike the JioPhone, the JioPhone 2 comes with a BlackBerry-like QWERTY keypad. The phone comes runs on KAI OS and comes with 512MB RAM with 4GB storage. The storage memory can be expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card. There is 2000mAH battery, On the rear panel, the JioPhone 2 sports a single sensor of 2-megapixel while on the front you get a VGA sensor.Registering for JioPhone 2: To book your JioPhone 2, head to MyJio app or Jio.com website. Click on the registration page and follow the instructions. You will have to pay online the entire Rs 2999 cash amount as there is no cash on delivery available yet. Jio has not revealed any details on the shipping yet.App support for JioPhone 2: JioPhone 2 will run WhatsApp, Facebook, Google Maps, and YouTube.JioPhone Monsoon Hungama offer: Jio has separately also announced JioPhone exchange offer under which the company will give you a chance to buy JioPhone at Rs 501 in exchange for any old feature phone. Note that the phone which is to exchange should not be more than three years old. This Rs 501 is refundable.
Back on the road following their unfulfilled World Cup campaign, India will begin their preparations for the T20 showpiece event next year with a three-match series against the West Indies beginning here on Saturday.As captain Virat Kohli pointed out before leaving for the Caribbean tour, the main objective of the T20s and the subsequent ODI series against the West Indies is to try out the fringe players who are on selectors’ mind.Kohli was expected to be rested for the limited-overs leg of the tour but a full-strength squad has been picked barring the absence of star pacer Jasprit Bumrah who will join the side ahead of the Test series beginning August 22. All-rounder Hardik Pandya has been rested for the entire tour.It will be a crucial couple of weeks for Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey, who are back in the mix after being sidelined from India’s 50-over World Cup plans.Pandey last played for India in November 2019 and Iyer in February 2018.With India looking to solidify their brittle middle-order in ODIs, both batsmen have a good opportunity to make their case in the coming six games.Both Pandey and Iyer, who were part of the recently-concluded A series in the Caribbean, come into the senior team with runs under their belt.How will the weather behave during the 1st T20I between India and West Indies in USA?According to Accuweather, Florida T20I can witness frequent interruption due to rain and thunderstorm on August 3.There is a possibility of thunderstorms in the morning before the start of play and the game will get started under cloudy skies. The MET department also predicts thunderstorms in the afternoon.advertisement Screengrab from AccuweatherAlso Read | Virat Kohli on India’s World Cup exit: Every time we woke up it was the worst feeling in the morningAlso Read | West Indies vs India, 1st T20I: Distractions aside, Virat Kohli’s men look to build a team for the futureAlso See:
CITY MANAGER BOB PADMORE UPDATED MEMBERS OF SIOUX CITY’S ROTARY CLUB ON VARIOUS PROJECTS MONDAY.PADMORE SAYS THE PROPOSED FAMILY CAMPGROUND AND R-V PARK PROJECT NEAR THE RAILROAD MUSEUM HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM CONSIDERATION FOR NOW:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/PADMORE.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……THAT SITE ALSO. ;18ONE POSSIBLE LOCATION FOR THE R-V PARKING INVOLVES ANOTHER PROJECT, THE PROPOSED AG EXPO CENTER:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/PADMORE2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….THE EQUESTRIAN CENTER. ;16THERE’S ALSO ACTIVITY GOING ON AT THE LEWIS AND CLARK BASEBALL STADIUM, WHERE THE OUTFIELD FENCE HAS BEEN TAKEN DOWN:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/PADMORE3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC,……WINTER COMING ON. ;20PADMORE SAYS FUTURE PLANS CALL FOR REPLACING THE BOX OFFICE AT THE BASEBALL PARK AND IMPROVING THE PLAZA AREA LEADING INTO IT.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say River Plate midfielder Juan Quintero: Man City talks makes me proudby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRiver Plate midfielder Juan Quintero has revealed contact with Manchester City.Quintero, on-loan from Porto, has just helped River win the Copa Libertadores.He told Goal: “My agent had a meeting with Manchester City, which made me very proud. “If I go back to Europe, it must be in everyone’s advantage and not just a financial issue.”Along with City, Real Madrid are also interested in the Colombia international.
Manchester: England spearhead James Anderson has just under a month to prove his fitness for the first Ashes Test against Australia after suffering a “low-grade calf muscle tear” while playing for county side Lancashire. Anderson, England’s all-time leading Test wicket-taker, will miss Lancashire’s next two four-day County Championship matches against Northamptonshire and Sussex after leaving the field during a match against Durham on July 2 due to tightness to his right calf. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football togetherThe 36-year-old Anderson underwent an MRI scan on Friday, with an England and Wales Cricket Board spokesman saying Sunday: “The MRI confirmed that Anderson has suffered a low-grade calf muscle tear. “As a result of the injury, he will commence a rehabilitation programme with the England and Lancashire CCC medical teams.” The spokesman confirmed fast-medium bowler Anderson would miss Lancashire’s next two Championship match before adding: “He will be reassessed on an ongoing basis regarding his availability for the Specsavers Test match versus Ireland at Lord’s on July 24 and the Specsavers Ashes Series against Australia starting on August 1.” Anderson, who is not involved in the ongoing World Cup as he no longer features in one-day internationals, has taken 575 wickets in 148 Tests to lie fourth in the all-time list of Test wicket-takers. Birmingham’s Edgbaston will be the venue for the opening match of a five-Test Ashes series at the start of next month.
Ravindran had pleaded with Duraipandian not to mark him absent since it would affect his prospects of getting government benefits meant for the refugees. The body of the Sri Lankan refugee, S Ravindran (48), who committed suicide near a refugee camp at Uchapatti in Madurai on Sunday, was cremated after the post-mortem yesterday, The Hindu newspaper reported today.Police said that a case of abetment to suicide was registered against retired Revenue Inspector Duraipandian, who was accused of having shouted at Ravindran to go ahead with his suicide plan. When Duraipandian refused to heed his plea, Ravindran climbed up a tower and touched a high-tension electric line and fell down dead. Leaders of various political parties and organisations staged a protest claiming that it was Duraipandian who drove Ravindran to commit suicide, and sought action against him. (Colombo Gazette) During a periodical roll call on Sunday, Duraipandian had marked absent for Ravindran, who had gone out reportedly to attend on his son who was admitted to a hospital.
Freshman goalie Matt Tomkins protects his goal during a game against Michigan State Jan. 11 at the Schottenstein Center. The teams tied, 1-1.Credit: Kelly Roderick / For The LanternFreshman goalie Matt Tomkins returned to the lineup as the Ohio State men’s hockey team took four points from a weekend series against Michigan State.Tomkins, who sustained an injury during a 6-1 victory against Niagara Nov. 9, tallied 59 saves over the two games as OSU (11-6-1, 1-2-1) earned its first-ever points in the Big Ten play.A season-high crowd of more than 8,000 Saturday saw the Spartans ride an early lead all the way into the third period, only for the Buckeyes’ junior forward Darik Angeli to score midway through the final stanza.Neither team could find the winning goal in the final minutes or in the overtime period. The shootout ended 3-2 in favor of Michigan State, as Angeli was stopped by sophomore goalie Jake Hildebrand, giving the Spartans (6-10-3, 0-2-2) the extra point in the Big Ten conference standings.Friday night’s game saw the Buckeyes — who are tied for second in the Big Ten in goals per game with 3.25 — continue their strong attacking in a 5-3 victory. Leading the charge was junior forward Ryan Dzingel, whose three goals, to go along with an assist on a goal by junior forward Nick Oddo, extend his streak of games with at least a point to 10.Dzingel credited the play of his two linemates, Oddo and freshman forward Nick Schilkey, as the key to his recent success.“I feel like our line has been clicking and we know where each other are on the ice,” Dzingel said. “I enjoy playing with these guys and I was just fortunate enough to get a couple goals.”Michigan State coach Tom Anastos said after Friday’s game his team “had to be better” in the defensive zone.“I thought it was a big difference in our game because (defense is) really part of our identity,” Anastos said. “That’s the expectations we have, so that was much more in alignment with how we should be playing all the time.”The Buckeyes are scheduled to play against Big Ten opponents for the rest of the regular season. Coach Steve Rohlik said the competitive nature of the two games against Michigan State is something that will be repeated ad nauseam in the Big Ten.“It’s going to be a broken record every weekend,” Rohlik said. “It’s going to make our players better and it’s going to make us (as) coaches better.”Next up for the Buckeyes is a trip to Minneapolis for two games against No. 1 Minnesota. Their first game against the Gophers is outdoors at TCF Bank Stadium, home of Minnesota’s football team. Puck drop for the game is set for 9 p.m. Friday.
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. Professor Antonio La Marca, who led the new study at the University of Modena,… The results showed a “reproductive disadvantage” even in areas significantly less polluted than the official European limit, which some parts of the UK regularly breach. They corroborate recent research from the US which indicates that smoking can hasten the menopause by as much as two years. Women who want to have children should consider moving to the countryside to improve their fertility, scientists have suggested following a new study. Research in Italy found women living in polluted areas are likely to have a shorter window in which to conceive due to the damage done by toxic particles to their ovarian reserve.
In testimony yesterday before the Utah Mine Safety Commission meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, CONSOL Energy President and CEO J. Brett Harvey called on government and industry to work together to eliminate all coal mining accidents. “We can no longer run our mines with an unspoken assumption that a certain number of accidents are simply inherent in our business,” Harvey told the Commission. “You want that number to be zero, and the public wants the number to be zero. And we must all make it our business to see that this happens.”The Utah Mine Safety Commission was assembled by Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr., in response to the Crandall Canyon mine disaster. It has been charged with “the task of evaluating Utah’s role in mine safety, accident prevention and accident response.”Harvey, a native of Utah and a fourth-generation coal miner, said that effective mine safety must be a combination of several components, including 1) the law and compliance; 2) the technology/safety interface; and 3) the culture of safety. “Clearly, this Commission will consider changes or additions to Utah law with regard to mine safety and make recommendations to the legislature,” explained Harvey. “As you do, let me offer several observations:“First, do not recommend changes to law or regulation based solely on what can be learned from Crandall Canyon,” Harvey noted. “There are more than 700 underground mines in the US, and every one is unique.” He said the lessons learned from a single accident may provide only limited instruction for the broader industry.“Second, don’t assume that safety laws and safety are synonymous,” he contended. “Laws, by themselves, are not enough to guarantee safety.” He noted that all states have numerous laws regarding highway safety, yet highway accidents continue to occur.“Third, don’t assume that compliance with the law and achievement of safety goals necessarily go hand in hand.” Based on research in the last six months, Harvey said CONSOL discovered that 90% of the company’s safety supervisors’ time is spent on compliance issues such as escorting inspectors, with little time left to focus on accident prevention activities such as observing employees at their work sites.“Fourth, I have seen little evidence to convince me that two agencies are better than one in administering safety laws at a single site — particularly if the standards being administered by each agency are different from one another,” he said. He noted that mine fatalities and accidents occur in states with and states without their own safety agency.Nevertheless, Harvey added that, “compliance with the law is an obligation of every company, every mine manager and every employee.” He said that failure to comply with the law was unacceptable job performance. “However, if we limit ourselves, as an industry, only to complying with the law, we will not eliminate accidents. Compliance with the law is only one element in the safety triad.”A second, according to Harvey, is the technology/safety interface. Effective technology, properly applied, can be an important component of an overall effort to eliminate accidents, he said, listing CO monitoring systems, automatic temporary roof supports, coal bed degasification systems and applications of digital technology in mining as important advances that have improved safety.However, Harvey offered a caveat. “While being receptive to technology- driven shifts in the safety paradigm, I am not suggesting that we always be first-adopters. Like all businesses, mining companies keep a close eye on costs,” he said, “and we are understandably reluctant to invest millions of dollars in technologies that are unproven.”Harvey said there needs to be a balanced approach to technology. “It would be a mistake for government, in the emotional aftermath of a mine tragedy, to mandate unproven technologies in the name of ‘doing something.’ But, at the same time, companies should not use the fact that a technology is still emerging as an excuse to do nothing.”Harvey completed the safety triad model by pointing out its most important component: the human element. He said companies must create a culture of safety.“At CONSOL Energy, our commitment is to a culture where safety trumps production, where it trumps profits, where it trumps all other rules, policies or procedures,” he said. “Certainly, it includes a discussion of the role of the individual and the need for each employee to make safety a core value in their lives.” Harvey said individual work safety is a condition of employment at CONSOL Energy. “We hold every employee — salaried and hourly alike — responsible for working safely.”Harvey said there is room for government to be a part of the culture of safety. “I certainly understand that a proper function of government is to enforce the law,” he said. “What I am asking is whether there is a role for government beyond that of antagonist or opponent. Can the government be more than just a policeman?” Harvey asked the Commission to consider how the government might acknowledge, reward and encourage safe work.While US mine fatalities were reduced from 1,068 in 1975 to 22 in 2005, Harvey believes that the industry must never be satisfied until all accidents and fatalities are eliminated. He said it is unfortunate that the high-profile nature of the recent mine accidents obscures the fact that total injury rates for US coal mining, based on MSHA records dating back to the beginning of the 20th century, are as low as they have ever been. “In fact, the coal industry has a better overall safety record than many other industries or sectors of the U.S. economy and we are far ahead of countries such as China, where the coal mine fatality rate is 13 PER DAY.” said Harvey.In concluding his testimony, Harvey became philosophical in describing his response to a question by industry observers interested in what he hopes his legacy at CONSOL will be. “Without hesitation, my answer is the same every time. I say that I want to be remembered as part of the generation of miners who eliminated accidents in coal mines,” said Harvey.
The NMA has filed comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal creating national mercury emission standards for a gold mine ore processing and production area source category, which falls in the hazardous air pollutant section of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The Nevada Mining Association, NMA and several member companies that own and operate gold ore processing and production facilities developed comprehensive comments on the EPA proposal. Firstly the NMA found that the agency did not adequately justify a basis for listing gold mining as a source category under section 112 (C) (6) of the CAA, while highlighting that Nevada is already implementing an effective mercury control program – that the EPA previously agreed satisfies the need for a federal program. The NMA also pointed out that existing sources of emissions should have three years to comply with Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standards, rather than the two years proposed. The NMA feels that since little, if any, benefit would be realised in terms of improved compliance with MACT standards the EPA should exclude gold mine ore processing and production area sources from Title V requirements.Summing up the EPA’s proposal the NMA commented that it would be inappropriate and unnecessary for the EPA to include certification or management practices for hydrogen cyanide emissions in a rule developed to address mercury emissions.
Aimed at realising its vision to expand its footprint deeper into the African continent, Murray & Roberts Cementation has embarked on a strategic positioning exercise driven by two primary thrusts — safety and operational excellence. This initiative has seen certain structural changes being introduced to the company’s leadership, designed to ensure that projects are delivered safely, within scope, on time and within budget. “Although these changes are fairly new, they’ve already brought more focus to the business and we’re seeing the benefit in our results,” Chris Sheppard, Managing Director of Murray & Roberts Cementation, says. “We’ve reduced our projects in distress from four to one and, except for this one project, all other projects are delivering good results.“We’re working hard to elevate our safety performance to a level that differentiates us in the global market and ensures that we’re invited to the tendering table. Our recent safety performance, although not where it needs to be, includes a full 13-month fatality-free period, which was a first for the company. We’ve seen improvement in our general safety performance over the past three years and we’ll continue to build on the practices and behaviours that underpin this performance.”During 2013 the company created the new position of COO to take responsibility for the day-to-day delivery of projects, as well as continuous improvements in on-site safety. Newly appointed COO, Pete Ferreira (pictured) also “owns” the project management methodology of the business and, to this end, heads up a newly established Project Management Office (PMO) that provides a project methodology standardisation service embracing includes lessons learnt, risk and issue registers, governance and administration support. Ferreira is also responsible for the project management capacity of his team and the overall wellbeing of this discipline.“In parallel with Pete’s appointment, on assessing our business about a year ago, we realised that the whole discipline of project management was not where it needed to be and we enlisted a reputable service provider to redress this issue. This company has helped us launch a project management development programme under the auspices of PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) that has led to the creation of a project management framework. Falling under the PMO, the purpose of this framework is to embed the discipline of project management in our business and elevate it from being an optional service function offering to a line-driven way of doing business. In addition, all our project managers are now required to be certified by the Project Management Institute and we believe that by making this stand, we’ll ensure a superior project management service offering on all our projects.“While I retain oversight of operational matters, the COO’s overriding objective is to achieve operational excellence, freeing me up to create and implement a strategy that will lead our company into the future,” Sheppard says. “This includes assessing the company’s capabilities, developing strategic business relationships and ultimately delivering our Africa growth strategy. This strategy derives from the increased curtailment of projects in the South African mining space since 2012 that has prompted a focus on growing our business elsewhere.”Murray & Roberts Cementation has also reinstated the position of Technical Director, which has been dormant for the past three years. Sheppard says this decision was based on the need to develop a stronger technical health within the company’s operations. Mike Wells, previously an Operations Director, has been appointed to this position bringing with him a depth of technical knowledge and experience to fulfil this role on the Executive Committee.“Even with the best intentions, in any restructuring of the business that leads to changes in roles and responsibilities, there can be a migration back to previous functions, so as we move forward we’re putting a great deal of emphasis on role clarity,” says Sheppard. “We’ve redesigned our governance, structures and systems to support the changes and there’s a high level of engagement with the Executive Committee. We have a healthy dynamic among the senior leadership team that invites a lot of open debate and we hold one another accountable to the role changes. Our own performance contracts also reflect the changes and ensure we’re focusing correctly.“In addition, there’s increased engagement with our clients with a view to improving our performance. Based on our efforts to boost safety, operational excellence and project management, the ultimate objective is that clients will see a continuous improvement in project delivery.”
Cat is updating its D11 Dozer with new load-sensing hydraulics, high-horsepower reverse and the latest technology as the OEM looks to provide higher material movement at a lower cost per tonne.Engineered to be rebuilt multiple times, the new D11 has a redesigned main frame delivering lower total cost of ownership over the life of the machine, Cat says. Time-saving service updates reduce daily maintenance and boost machine uptime.The machine is being trialled in North America this year before being rolled out commercially in the June quarter of 2019.New load-sensing hydraulics and new drive train components deliver up to 8% fuel efficiency gains compared with the previous model, Cat says.The variable hydraulic pumps adjust output to meet demand, which saves energy, reduces heat generation and extends component life, according to the company. The new stator clutch torque divider provides improved drive train efficiency and, when combined with the new, high-horsepower reverse function, the machine delivers 4-8% greater productivity while burning less fuel.The redesigned structures and components increase reliability and durability for higher utilisation. For example, the larger equaliser bar features an improved bearing design to increase reliability.“The new D11 also improves on the time-tested elevated sprocket undercarriage with a more robust track roller frame to extend component service life. Replaceable bearings on the ripper and blade pin boreholes and new push arm trunnion bearing inserts offer fast replacement and extend component life,” Cat says.The D11 is available with a choice of emissions solutions to meet regional requirements, the Cat C32 engine delivers power ratings of 634 kW forward and 712 kW reverse for increased performance. A new single-plane cooling system design better dissipates heat to maintain consistent operating temperatures, even in extreme heat, and it provides easier core cleanout. This is of importance to the Tier 4 Final solution, which generates more heat than the Tier 2 equivalent.In addition, improved reversing fan function delivers greater reverse airflow for radiator cleanout, Cat says.The company also highlights a 30% larger engine oil sump capacity, which extends preventive maintenance intervals to 500 hours in challenging environments, giving customers more uptime.“The ground-level electrical centre provides convenient access to the lockout control, engine shutdown switch, and switches for access ladder raise/lower and remote-control mode options.“Service technicians can also fill the Auto Lube system and change the coolant and hydraulic, engine and powertrain oil from the ground,” Cat says.Standard features built into the new D11 offer improved access to the operator compartment, with the cab door mounted for either left- or right-side opening. Delayed egress lighting allows the operator to exit an illuminated dozer, while access lighting is controlled from either the cab or ground-level electrical centre.The new operator station features high-definition touchscreen displays with scalable electronic architecture, while the dynamic fluid monitoring system displays fluid levels and warns the operator of low-fluid conditions.Caterpillar is now offering a range of standard and optional technologies for the new D11 to allow work to be “done more efficiently, more accurately and at a lower cost”.Standard Automated Blade Assist makes use of pre-set blade pitch position to increase efficiency while reducing operator workload. Fuel efficiency and productivity are optimised through Enhanced Auto Shift, which automatically selects the optimal gear and engine speed based on powertrain load and desired ground speed.The D11 is also available with AutoCarry™, which automatically changes blade position to keep track slip at a minimum to optimise productivity when pushing a load. The optional Auto Ripper Control reduces operator fatigue and decreases machine wear by monitoring and automatically adjusting engine speed and ripper depth to minimise track slip.Cat Product Link™, also available, enables remote reporting of critical operating data like machine location, operation and condition, and allows data tracking from anywhere through VisionLink™.Available Cat MineStar™ technologies for the D11 include Terrain for grading, which guides the operator in grading to plan and boosts productivity by reducing rework. Command for dozing offers multiple levels of remote control as well as semi-autonomous operation, which enables a single remotely located operator to manage several dozers.
Poll: Would Donald Trump’s presidency put you off visiting the US? The New York tourist board believes it will get less tourists this year because of President Trump’s policies. SINCE TAKING OFFICE in January, the Trump administration has been a source of controversy for policies such as the travel ban and it is believed that the President may be acting as a deterrent for people to visit the US.The New York tourism board has said that the city will get around 300,000 fewer tourists this year, a drop it has attributed to the rhetoric and policies of Donald Trump.Travel search engine Kayak has said that searches from UK citizens looking to go on holiday in the US have “fallen off a cliff”.And, research from the Global Business Travel Organisation estimated that the US lost out on $185 million in business travel flights amid the uncertainty around the travel ban introduced by President Trump.So, today we’re asking you: Would Donald Trump’s presidency put you off visiting the US? By Sean Murray Yes (10644) Share11 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article No (8753) Image: Niall Carson PA Wire/PA Images No interest/No opinion (562) YesNoNo interest/No opinionVote Tuesday 4 Apr 2017, 8:47 AM Poll Results: 106 Comments 31,300 Views Image: Niall Carson PA Wire/PA Images Apr 4th 2017, 8:47 AM http://jrnl.ie/3322920 Short URL
Follow us: the42.ie Jun 24th 2018, 7:46 AM 7 Comments Sunday 24 Jun 2018, 5:07 PM 28,966 Views ‘He said in football there were 2 types of people – those who pay bribes and those who accept them’ Buzzfeed investigative reporter Ken Bensinger chats about his acclaimed new book on the Fifa corruption scandal. http://the42.ie/4086294 Serbian press slams ‘provocative’ Swiss celebrations>‘I’d love to have played in another World Cup… But I don’t regret any of my actions’> Image: Getty Images Chuck Blazer was a key figure in the Fifa corruption scandal. THE ARREST OF several Fifa officials back in 2015 was a sensational news story.While it was not the first time members of the association had been accused of bribery, many within soccer felt the organisation was too powerful to ever be properly held accountable for their actions.The extraordinary fallout following this controversy sent shockwaves through the world of football, with Sepp Blatter ultimately stepping down as president of Fifa and subsequently receiving a six-year ban from the sport, while not many other senior figures associated with the organisation survived the scandal with their reputations intact.A critically acclaimed new book by Buzzfeed Investigative Reporter Ken Bensinger, entitled ‘Red Card: Fifa and the Fall of the Most Powerful Men in Sports’ takes a detailed look at the IRS and FBI’s painstaking investigation into the world of football administration, which has for decades been rife with corruption. The story provides a comprehensive re-telling of the lengths these investigators went to, in order to expose the wrongdoings of countless senior officials.The book is in equal parts entertaining, depressing and insightful in painting a picture of the many Machiavellian and self-serving figures who helped run the sport for many years. It also shows both the slyness and at times, sheer incompetence of these individuals. Consider the following amusing passage:‘On Sunday, Jack Warner, out of jail on bond, released two video-taped interviews he’d conducted, dressed in the lime green colours of his political party. He, too, accused the United States of conspiring against soccer, claiming that “no one gives them the right to do what they are doing.”‘As proof of the plot, Warner held up a printout of a news article from an American publication: “Fifa Frantically Announces 2015 Summer World Cup in United States,” the headline read.“If Fifa is so bad, why is it the US wants to keep the World Cup?” Warner asked, an incredulous look on his face. “Take your losses, like a man, and go.” But Warner’s allegations soon turned him into a punchline when it was revealed that the article he had cited had come from The Onion, a satirical publication.”We chat to Bensinger below about his new book…How did the book come about?I’m an investigative reporter and not necessarily a sports specialist. I’ve done sports stories from time to time but it isn’t the only thing I cover. Most of the stories I’ve done are not about sports, so in that sense, it was a departure.When I started with Buzzfeed News in 2014, I had a story list with different ideas. Towards the top was to write a profile of [the late American football administrator who held a number of positions at the top level of the game] Chuck Blazer. He’d been on my radar for some time, because he’s such a larger than life figure, but because of the quirks of football and the fact that the US doesn’t care for the sport that much, he’d kind of escaped a lot of public attention. He just wasn’t a really well-known figure here or anywhere for that matter.I’ve been wanting to do it for a while, my previous job with the LA Times I wanted to do it, but the limitations of a print newspaper with [a word count of] 2,000 made it [difficult].So I convinced the editors in my new job to let me do a big long profile of Blazer that ran right before the last World Cup in June 2014. It was one of the first thorough deep looks at him and his legacy. After that, I moved on to a totally different topic to do with immigration policy in the US and it was nothing at all to do with football.A year later, May 2015, we have these infamous arrests in Zurich. Within a couple of days, it comes out that Chuck Blazer was one of the principle co-operators in the case, wearing a wire and providing information to the Department of Justice for their case.So it suddenly made me the worldwide expert on Chuck Blazer and football corruption, which I wasn’t, but everyone thought I was.I’ve been wanting to write a book for a long time. But typically for a journalist writing a book, it has to be a labour of love. With the wife and kids and mortgage, it didn’t feel like I could lose money on a book, so this was an opportunity to do something on a topic I’m very interested in, where at the very least, it wouldn’t be a financial disaster for me.So I looked at it, put together a proposal and sold the book within three or four weeks. Soon thereafter, a movie option was sold to Warner Brothers to make a feature film about it as well.What most surprised you during the research? The World Cup trophy (file pic). Source: PA Wire/PA ImagesThe thing about Fifa corruption is that people are not surprised it is corrupt, but it is surprising to see how widespread it is. The phrase that the prosecutors used was ‘endemic’.The question we’ve all thought about if you follow the game at the very highest level — cash for votes and that sort of thing — as I reported, it was at every level. From the top in Zurich all the way down to youth leagues in Paraguay, there are these mirror instances of the same sort of corruption. That was surprising to me.The other thing was how incredibly unhelpful so many people were and how uninterested they were in telling the story. So it took a lot of knocking on a lot of doors to get people to open up and let me understand how this all happened.Another thing that’s surprising is how many people think they know what happened or what this case is all about and they’re just totally wrong. That’s been interesting to see — people think they get it and they don’t. That’s been interesting to watch.One of the things that’s striking about the case is that there were no real whistleblowers. People only owned up to their wrongdoing after they got caught. It’s a pretty damning indictment on people who run football, isn’t it?That’s right. Some people have been called ‘whistleblowers’ in this. Chuck Blazer, for example, has been called a whistleblower. I strongly object to the use of that term. The only reason Chuck Blazer ends up co-operating and wearing a wire and helping the investigation is because they had his back to the wall. It wasn’t out of the goodness of his heart. He co-operated because the prosecutors gave him a choice: ‘You either help us or go right to jail.’ This is a guy who hadn’t paid or even filed taxes in more than 15 years.The idea that he was coming to them of his own free will and being a nice guy who was trying to save the sport is just factually inaccurate.So I think it reflects a culture of people in the sport who liked it as it was — the way the corruption benefited them and they could all get rich off the sport. The people who were involved didn’t want it to change. That’s the nature of that beast. It was a really cosy world for those people. For them, one of the worst things that could happen was for the DOJ [United States Department of Justice] to stick its nose in their business.Who are the heroes of this story? By Paul Fennessy Then-Chilean FA president Harold Mayne-Nicholls pictured in 2010. Source: PA Archive/PA ImagesI think you’re not going to find too many heroes on the football administration side.Blazer told investigators that in football there were two types of people — those who pay bribes and those who accept them. I think that’s a little bit of an over-simplification. There’s a third category — those who know bribes are being taken, turn a blind eye and don’t say anything about it. That category is pretty large as well — people who, because of their own interests, are not willing to blow a whistle or urged to say anything.So it’s hard to find people who actually stood up for the sport. There were a couple. I don’t think they are heroes of my story per se, but they are certainly interesting and relevant. For example, there was a guy who was head of the Chilean Football Federation by the name of Harold Mayne-Nicholls. His name came up because he was one of the few guys who refused to take a bribe. They tried to give him bribes and they wouldn’t take it. That South American football mafia kind of ex-communicated him because they wouldn’t take a bribe.It was a bit like that movie Serpico, where it’s not optional — you’re supposed to take a bribe. Apparently, the head of the Uruguayan Football Association went the same way. For the real heroes, you’ve got to point towards law enforcement.The standout person is a guy named Steve Berryman, who is this IRS agent in California, who is about as far from all this action as possible. He’s someone who grew up in England. His father was in the airforce, he was stationed over there, so he grew up playing football and loving the sport. He came back to the US and has followed the sport ever since then. He’s a big Liverpool fan and he got involved in the case after it was about a year old. He’s the one who got them Blazer and he’s the one as an IRS agent who has to look at taxes.FBI agents already on the case — it’s part of American law enforcement that the FBI can’t just look at someone’s taxes. Very few people can look at tax returns, so the FBI wasn’t actually aware of Blazer’s tax problems until the IRS got involved. So he brought them Chuck Blazer. And he didn’t just do that — he also brought them incredibly sophisticated money-tracing techniques, which allowed them to piece together where all the bribes had been paid. Who received them? How long? Et cetera.In the trial, he did three days of testimony, which is a long time. And when it was over, one of the defence attorneys — despite being on opposite sides — came up and gave him a hug and told him what a wonderful job he did, which is a testament to how important he was in this case. Several people on both sides told me that there would be no case if not for Steve Berryman.Would it be fair to say modern soccer flourishing and corruption are inextricably linked? The 1978 World Cup saw the introduction of commercial sponsorship. Source: DPA/PA ImagesI think it kind of is. There’s sort of an original sin in modern football — in the early 1970s, João Havelange was the first non-European president of Fifa. Havelange is Brazilian and has I think a noble desire to democratise the sport and bring into to the developing world. The parts of the world where they don’t play the sport much and really don’t have the opportunity to — Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, these kind of places that didn’t really have the sport.What he very quickly discovered is he didn’t have any money to pay for that. Fifa had revenue at that time, which largely consisted of ticket sales from the World Cup, international friendlies and that sort of thing. That was it — there was very little TV money, there was basically no sponsorship money, a few drips of advertising, but really, it was ticket sales. It wasn’t enough money to pay for this type of programme. He had made this campaign promise and knew if he didn’t deliver it, he would be a one-term president.So he had to find a way to pay for it, and the way to pay for it was to open Fifa up to huge commercial sponsorship, so that’s when Adidas and Coca Cola get involved. They sponsor the 1978 World Cup in Argentina, and other companies are providing cover and helping to protect him, give him the resources he needs to deliver.And so it’s a bit of a Faustian bargain — you owe the devil, now the corporate interests have a massive stake in the game. And it doesn’t take long before bribes start happening. Money starts coming in, people start realising the commercial value of the sport, then people start demanding under-the-table payments. And I think it dates back to then when the corruption started, [leading to] 40-plus years of this commercial aspect and this corruption. And I think unwinding that is going to be really tough.How did Jack Warner [the former Vice President of FIFA and President of CONCACAF] get away with his egregious behaviour for so long and how does he continue to do so to an extent? Former CONCACAF President Jack Warner. Source: EMPICS SportWarner has been fighting extradition since the get-go. He was indicted the same time as the others. He was arrested and detained briefly in Trinidad and Tobago, where he’s from. He spent a night in jail there and was released on bond. He has been fighting extradition ever since, so going on two years of fighting extradition.He hasn’t won but he hasn’t lost either. There are going to be hearings in the fall and he could get extradited — if he gets extradited, it’s going to be a huge story.Maybe he’ll plead guilty, but he strikes me as the kind of guy who’s going to fight. That would lead to one heck of a trial. We can all agree that once you’ve got Warner in a court room, it’s going to be a spectacle, it’s going to be a show with a lot of noise.For a lot of people, he symbolises the peak of Fifa corruption. The Platonic ideal of a corrupt soccer official seems like it’s Jack Warner. Particularly when you look at some of the really dirty ones who are no longer with us — the one that immediately springs to mind is [former president of the Argentine Football Association] Julio Grondona. He was equally repugnant and horrendous in his corruption. He died [in 2014], so they couldn’t get him.So Warner is one of the last remaining great prizes from that generation. But other figures who didn’t get quite as much attention turned out to be just as filthy. One that stands out to me was Jeffrey Webb, who was Jack Warner’s successor [as President of CONCACAF].Webb was really corrupt in all kinds of ways. The irony with him is he went around telling everyone how clean he was. He campaigned for CONCACAF President on being clean and being a reformer. But the whole time he’s saying this, he’s involved in some of the worst filth in the history of the sport.Would you be optimistic about the new Fifa regime? They have promised change, but people on the outside understandably tend to be quite sceptical when they hear that. Current Fifa President Gianni Infantino has vowed to instigate change within the organisation. Source: Xinhua News Agency/PA ImagesI think there’s no question the sport is trying to make steps towards being cleaner. I think it is such a deeply ingrained culture that it’s sort of fighting against itself. We saw evidence of that recently when it turned out the entire Ghanaian football association had to be disbanded because of the depth of the corruption. There was video-tape evidence of these people taking bribes, including the president of the association. So it’s a reminder that these things are really still deeply a part of the fabric of this sport.I’m not sure Gianni Infantino is a saint or someone who’s going to save the game. I think there’s maybe a hope that capitalism will save the day.There’s the fact that the united bid of the US, Canada and Mexico was chosen over Morocco — I wouldn’t call it a triumph, but I would say it’s an indication that the old Fifa corruption may be evaporating in favour of one that’s maybe more interested in just pure profit.After seeing Qatar win the 2022 tournament, it would have been reasonable to expect that Morocco would have won that bid. The fact they didn’t suggests that perhaps there’s a new focus.You convey well in the book the painstaking work that went into the FBI investigation and how easily it could have fallen through. What was the biggest challenge facing the investigators? A view of the Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich, where several officials were arrested on suspicion of bribery. Source: Martyn ZieglerI think one of them was that they had to be ultra secret. Because it’s CONCACAF, it was an international investigation. So a lot of the people they were targeting were in countries outside of the US and some of them are countries that don’t extradite their citizens.There was a concern that if any word of the investigation got out to anybody, it could blow the whole thing. So they had to work without a lot of the co-operation they would normally get from other countries. They would have been asking Switzerland and Brazil for financial records that would help them, but in this case, with really only one or two exceptions, they had to keep it ultra-secret and not ask anyone for any help, so that was sort of like doing it with their hands tied behind their back. It made the case longer and much more difficult. But in a way, it may have galvanised them and made the case that much more thorough, because it was sort of a higher bar they had to jump over, they had to be double, triple sure that they were doing it right.The World Cup is taking place in Russia right now. There’s so much baggage with that successful bid and a number of people who backed it are now disgraced. Should people at least feel conflicted in supporting the event? Or does the average person’s love of soccer simply override everything else?I think soccer fandom is pretty compulsive. People love the sport so much they’re willing to overlook the black marks of the game. People say: ‘Fifa makes me sick, but I love to watch the World Cup.’ We’ve seen it over and over again. We’ve seen World Cups held in Argentina when there was a military dictatorship going on there and literally torturing people less than two kilometres from the stadium where the final was held. People seem to be able to hold their nose and watch the matches.I think there are fans who have said: ‘That’s it. I’m done. I’m not going to watch it anymore.’ And there’s definitely some small percentage of that.I think there’s a third category of fans, which is sort of like: ‘I’m covering my ears, I don’t want to hear anything about the corruption. I don’t care. I just want to appreciate the game. That’s what I’m seeing.’So I guess those that would like reform would like to say: ‘Look, just boycott this. Just don’t watch the games.’ There’s no question that a viewership decline in the World Cup would do more than anything to change Fifa, but I don’t really anticipate it. The interest in the sport is just growing and it’s becoming more and more popular.Finally, what do you make of Sepp Blatter showing up in Russia at the World Cup as a guest of Vladimir Putin recently? Sepp Blatter, left, pictured watching the recent Brazil-Costa Rica World Cup match. Source: Imago/PA ImagesI think it’s kind of both shocking and not at all surprising. It’s a strong reminder of who’s in charge here. This is Vladimir Putin’s world and this is his tournament. The fact is, just a few days ago, he’s sitting in the presidential box with Gianni Infantino, the Fifa president.And a week later, he’s with Sepp Blatter, who’s banned from the sport for six years and who isn’t supposed to be there. Somebody was saying ‘maybe he’ll buy tickets and go by himself,’ as he’s not supposed to go in an official capacity. But what’s more official than sitting in the presidential box with the president of the host country?To me, it’s just Putin saying: ‘I can do whatever I want. People cheated to get this World Cup. It sparked a criminal investigation and brought many people down. It gave Gianni Infantino his job. But I don’t care. I’m going to invite the guy who was thrown out of the sport.’ It’s a big middle finger to the whole world as far as I can tell.‘Red Card: FIFA and the Fall of the Most Powerful Men in Sports’ by Ken Bensinger is published by Profile Books. More info here.The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Short URL Share12 Tweet Email2 Chuck Blazer was a key figure in the Fifa corruption scandal. Image: Getty Images Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
By Conor McCrave I support the Prime Minister in getting a deal and not leaving without a deal. But I have not seen enough work into actually trying to get a deal. When earlier in the week I asked No 10 for a summary of what the planning was actually getting a deal, I was sent a one-page summary. There is not enough work into actually getting a deal, which is not what the prime minister signed up to try to do.“There is no evidence of the deal. There is no formal negotiation taking place. There are just a lot of conversations,” Rudd said, adding that too much effort is going into no-deal preparations. Sunday 8 Sep 2019, 2:25 PM 54 Comments Updated Sep 8th 2019, 2:25 PM BRITISH MP AND cabinet minister Amber Rudd has resigned from the Conservative party in response to Boris Johnson’s handling of Brexit. Rudd was appointed as work and pensions secretary by former prime minister Theresa May last year and was reappointed when Johnson took over the premiership in July. In a letter to Johnson yesterday, Rudd resigned from her cabinet position as well as her membership of the Conservative party, citing a lack of “reassurances” from the Government, and follows a string of people to leave the party in recent days. “This has been a difficult decision. I joined your Cabinet in good faith; accepting that ‘no deal’ had to be on the table because it was the means by which we would have the best chance of achieving a new deal to leave on 31 October,” she said. “However, I no longer believe leaving with a deal is the government’s main objective. “The government is expending a lot of energy to prepare for ‘no deal’ but I have not see the same level of intensity go into our talks with the European Union who have asked us to present alternative arrangements to the Irish backstop.”Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show today, Rudd accused Johnson’s government of not doing enough to secure a new deal with the EU. https://jrnl.ie/4800428 36,853 Views Amber Rudd says no evidence Johnson’s government trying to get deal with EU Theresa Coffey has replaced Rudd following her resignation last night. Amber Rudd is the latest in a string of prominent Tory MPs to quit the party. Image: Alberto Pezzali Sep 8th 2019, 7:38 AM Whatever happens we will get ready to come out on 31 October and we will serve this country and its people with the energy and commitment they deserve.According to three separate polls published today, his message still appears to be resonating with British voters.They show Johnson’s Conservatives either holding or extending their lead over the main opposition Labour Party to around 10 percentage points.On Thursday Johnson’s brother Jo Johnson also resigned as a minister and MP over a “conflict of family loyalty and the national interest,” while on Tuesday Philip Lee resigned as member of the Conservative party saying “it was no longer possible to serve my constituents’ and country’s best interests”. Johnson also withdrew the whip from 21 Tory rebels who are unable to vote as members of the Conservative party on Tuesday, which Rudd said was an “assault on decency and democracy”. Johnson is due in Dublin tomorrow for a meeting with the Taoiseach. Additional reporting from Adam Daly and – © AFP 2019 Image: Alberto Pezzali Amber Rudd is the latest in a string of prominent Tory MPs to quit the party. He will be keeping this government’s promise to leave on the 31st. Javid gave few specifics about what Johnson will do should parliament tell him to ask for an extension after turning down his election challenge.“We have a plan, which is to stick to what we have been doing,” Javid said.Winning with voters Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab suggested that one option would be for the government to challenge parliament’s potential delay request in court.“It will be challenged in the courts,” Raab told Sky News.“What we are going to do with that legislation is test very carefully what it does and doesn’t require and that’s not only the lawful thing to do, I think that’s the responsible thing to do,” Raab said.And Johnson himself said in a letter to two Sunday newspapers that his government would “simply carry on” if his election call is turned down.“We will surmount all the obstacles in our path,” Johnson said. There is this huge machine preparing for no deal. You might expect in the balance between getting a deal and no deal 50/50 in terms of work, but it is not that, it is like 80-90% of government time going into no deal.Johnson moved quickly to replace Rudd, appointing MP for Suffolk Theresa Coffey as work and pensions secretary.Johnson is adamant that he needs the no-deal threat to wrest a better agreement from Brussels at a leadership summit on 17-18 October.He is instead seeking to hold an early general election on 15 October that could give him a mandate to take Britain out on time and at any cost.But parliament has mandated Johnson to seek an extension should his approach fail by 19 October.Lawmakers are also expected on Monday to block his call for a snap vote for a second time. This appears to leave Johnson with few other options but to resign – something two top ministers said on Sunday he would not do.“The prime minister will not be resigning,” interior minister Sajid Javid told the BBC today. 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Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni believes there is more to extract from his side following an unspectacular 1-0 friendly win at Morocco.After a shock 3-1 defeat to Venezuela last weekend, Argentina headed over to Morocco without captain Lionel Messi.The Barcelona superstar picked up a knock in his first game back for nearly nine months. Thus, Paulo Dybala took Messi’s place in the line-up but was unable to be much of a threat due to a clear lack of chances.Windy conditions during the second half made things even trickier for Argentina before substitute Angel Correa scored a match-winner seven minutes from time.While the Atletico Madrid forward was able to spare Scaloni’s blushes, the 40-year-old accepted his side must improve.“Argentina’s best version is always to come, as happens with all the other teams,” said Scaloni, according to Fox Sports.“There is no team always at their 100 per cent.“Obviously it was impossible to show a good game, both for Argentina and Morocco [because of the wind]. But we will achieve our best version with a lot of hard work, and we have some time to get ready for that.Top 5 best players from the international break weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 After a fresh international break just came to an end, we need to talk about the Top 5 best players during this whole weekend.We…“As we all know Morocco are a hard team, with a lot of good players, who are capable of complicating any team. This time they faced an eager Argentina. We are eager to play, to get results, to defend these colours, and that is really important for us.“It was a difficult game for Morocco because they were playing with the home crowd pressure and also maybe the wind did not help them either.”Argentina will next be in action in this summer’s Copa America tournament in Brazil, with Colombia awaiting them in their Group B opener on June 16.Despite concerns over Messi’s participation in the competition, Scaloni stated on Monday that it’s clear the 31-year-old will be in his squad.⚽ #SelecciónMayor@Argentina 🇦🇷 1 – #Marruecos 🇲🇦 0¡Final del partido! Con gol de Ángel Correa, el Seleccionado Nacional triunfó en el estadio de Tánger! pic.twitter.com/iNVfmcktmO— Selección Argentina 🇦🇷 (@Argentina) March 26, 2019
Noon Bahamas Marine Forecast Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamas Marine Forecast – 10th August 2015 Marine Forecast 18th August 2015 Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTHIS IS THE PUBLIC FORECAST FOR THE BAHAMAS FOR TODAY TUESDAY 3RD FEBRUARY 2015.GENERAL SITUATION: A VERY WEAK COLD FRONT ACROSS THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS WILL CONTINUE PUSHING SOUTHEASTWARDS WHILE DISSAPPATING TODAY.NORTHWEST BAHAMASWEATHER: PARTLY SUNNY AND MILD TODAY…TURNING FAIR TONIGHT.WINDS: SOUTHWEST TO WEST AT 15 KNOTS AHEAD OF THE FRONT BECOMING NORTH TO NORHTEAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS BEHIND THE FRONT.SEAS: 3 TO 5 FEET AHEAD OF THE FRONT BECOMING 2 TO 4 FEET BEHIND THE FRONTCENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDSWEATHER: PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY AND WARM TODAY…TURNING FAIR TONIGHT.WINDS: VARIABLE LESS THAN 10 KNOTSSEAS: LESS THAN THREE FEET OVER OPEN WATERDAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURE 77° F 25° COVERNITE LOW TEMPERATURE IN NASSAU 64° F 18° CSUNRISE AT 6.52 AM AND SUNSET AT 5.56 PMMOONRISE AT 5.55 PM AND MOONSET AT 6.32 AMHIGH TIDE AT 7.22 AM AND LOW TIDE AT 1.04 AMHIGH TIDE AT 7.39 PM AND LOW TIDE AT 1.46 PMEXTENDED FORECAST: HIGH PRESSURE WILL DOMINATE THE WEATHER ACROSS THE ISLANDS WEDNESDAY AND SHIFT EASTWARDS AS ANOTHER FRONT PUSHES INTO THE BAHAMAS LATE THURSDAY/EARLY FRIDAY.FORECAST FOR WEDNESDAY:WEATHER: PARTLY SUNNYA ND WARM DURING THE DAY…TURNING FAIR AT NIGHT.WINDS: EASTERLY AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS.SEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET OVER OPEN WATERS.FORECAST FOR THURSDAY:WEATHER: PARTLY SUNNY AND WARM DURING THE DAY. WITH INCREASING CLOUDS AND THE CHANCE FOR SHOWERS BY NIGHTFALL AS A FRONT MOVES INTO THE NORTHERN BAHAMAS.WINDS: S TO SW 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE NW BAHAMAS AND SE TO S 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE CNTRL/SE BAHAMAS.SEAS: 4 TO 6 FEET IN THE NW BAHAMAS AND 2 TO 4 FEET IN THE CNTRL/SE BAHAMAS. Related Items:bahamas weather, turks and caicos weather
Ministers will lay the foundation at nine places and the ZP chairmen will take up the task at remaining areas. Meanwhile, TRS working president and Sircilla MLA KT Rama Rao will lay the foundation of the party office in his assembly segment. Currently, the TRS party has party offices at Khammam and Wanaparthy. The party decided to have party offices in all the 31 districts and submitted an application to allocate lands. The government allocated the land in two phases leaving the Warangal and Hyderabad. The land is these districts is yet to be identified. The TRS party is spending Rs 60 lakh for each party office and are expected to get completed by October, 2019.