Morning Newswrap August 23

first_imgDummy candidates for a price: India Today busts racket of election fixers in Uttar PradeshIndia Today’s special investigation team has busted the illusion of transparency that many politicians create in national and regional elections.Indian coaches just as good as foreign counterparts, says Dipa Karmakar’s coach Bishweshwar Nandi Dipa Karmakar’s coach Bishweshwar Nandi, who has has been conferred with the Dronacharya Award, said there should be more focus given to sports policy in the country.Former France president Nicolas Sarkozy to run for French presidency next year France’s former conservative president Nicolas Sarkozy announced he is running for the presidency again in next year’s elections, an awaited move that is expected to lead to a tough battle with rivals from his own camp.Hate Story 3 actor Zareen Khan: Bold scenes of only big stars are praised The Veer actor came under criticism because of a racy video she shot for along with Ali Fazal.last_img read more

Lula still in prison after Brazil judge voids shock release order

first_img\R Rio De Janeiro, Jul 8 (AFP) A Brazilian appeals court judge on Sunday quashed a fellow judge’s bombshell ruling ordering the release of jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in a day of legal tumult that comes just months before the South American country’s presidential vote.Though he is serving a 12-year sentence for corruption, the wildly popular leftist Lula, 72, continues to lead opinion polls ahead of October’s election and has vowed his name will be on the ballot.In his Sunday afternoon ruling, Judge Pedro Gebran Neto overturned a shock order to free Lula, which dropped just hours earlier from Judge Rogerio Favreto at an appeals court in Porto Alegre — the same one that had ordered the ex-president’s arrest.Favreto, the weekend duty judge, had ruled in favor of several deputies of Lula’s Workers’ Party, who on Friday submitted a habeas corpus application on the former president’s behalf, arguing he had been illegally imprisoned.On the heels of the first ruling, top anti-corruption judge Sergio Moro — who originally sentenced Lula in July 2017 — said Favreto did not have the power to secure the leftist’s release.Gebran Neto followed suit, instructing federal police at a prison in Curitiba to keep Lula behind bars.Lula has been imprisoned since April following his conviction for accepting a seaside apartment as a bribe from Brazilian construction company OAS.He has insisted on his innocence and branded the corruption accusations a political conspiracy aimed at thwarting his electoral aspirations.After ruling Brazil from 2003 to 2011, Lula left office with sky-high ratings following an economic boom and widely praised social programs to reduce poverty.advertisement”Lula free now!” read the popular politician’s Twitter account after Favreto’s order, praising the short-lived hope for “the end of the illegal imprisonment of Lula.” But even if released, Lula could see his candidacy invalidated by the South American country’s electoral court.Brazilian courts have repeatedly stifled his many efforts to secure release.Just last month the South American country’s Supreme Court withdrew Lula’s appeal from its agenda, after a lower appeals court ruled the prison sentence could not be referred to the top bench.The lower court said the top chamber should only handle cases related to possible constitutional violations, a standard which Lula’s request did not meet.Prosecutors in May filed new graft charges against Lula, his ex-economy minister and two other political figures allegedly promised $40 million by the Odebrecht conglomerate, which is also linked to corruption scandals elsewhere in Latin America.The charges are part of operation “Car Wash,” Brazil’s biggest ever anti-graft crackdown. It has targeted several former presidents, current President Michel Temer and politicians from all major parties.Investigators discovered that politicians and their parties were allegedly taking money from Odebrecht and other big companies in exchange for political favors and contracts with state oil company Petrobras.Yet Lula and his supporters remain steadfast in their goal to take back control of Brazil’s executive branch.Just last week the former president — who had been writing football commentary from jail, which a veteran Brazilian sports journalist and leftist sympathizer then read on air — ceased commenting on the World Cup to comply with electoral rules forbidding potential candidates from making television and radio appearances after June 30. (AFP) PMSPMSlast_img read more

Practice matches are best way to prepare for overseas tour, says Rohit Sharma

first_imgThe Team India management’s actions make it clear that they do not see merit in Sunil Gavaskar’s suggestion to have extra practice sessions after being blown away by England’s swing bowling at Lords.Virat Kohli and Co have opted to only have two practice sessions ahead of the Trent Bridge Test, starting August 18.Gavaskar was also critical of the Indian team’s decision to go into the five-match Test series with just one practice game despite a seventeen-day break after the end of ODI series.Rohit Sharma ready to open in Test cricket if offered a chanceAnd now, India’s limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma has said that the best way to prepare for an overseas tour is to play “as many matches and have as many practice sessions as possible”.”You have to prepare for the conditions and the best preparation you can have is by going to that particular country and playing as many matches and have as many practice sessions as possible.””It cannot happen because we get few days to prepare for a series. But whatever time you get, be it in Mumbai or Australia or England, you try and prepare to the conditions accordingly,” he added.India finally practice ahead of crucial Trent Bridge Test vs EnglandAs is the case this time, unlike South Africa, India had more time at disposal in England and it’s quite possible some players in the touring squad may echo Rohit’s thoughts.Rohit also conceded there is precious little the batsmen can do in the middle of the series, faced with the quality English bowling.advertisement”Its very tough to make changes in between. Whatever changes you do, you have to do it at the start. Trying to change a whole lot in middle of the series, would not be a good idea. You can do minor changes, but you cannot do a whole lot,” he stated.Giving an insight into the way he has dealt with pressure in white or red ball cricket, Rohit suggested some Indian batsmen should strive to counter-attack if it suited their game.”Every batsman in the squad know their strengths and weaknesses, so what they can do is go back and try and strengthen that. The English bowlers are more of swing bowlers, so our batsmen can focus on that aspect of the game.”It is up to the individuals on how they want to prepare and counter swing bowling. All the bowlers are trying to swing the ball rather than keeping it fast or bouncy. They are trying to swing the ball and get us out. The batsmen know about it and they are working hard. They can come back in the next Test and put the English bowlers under pressure. In the past I have seen that when you put them under pressure, most of the teams struggle. If we can do it, then nothing like it,” he said.last_img read more

Mbappe wants more from PSG after win

first_imgPSG ‘We can always do better’ – Mbappe wants even more from PSG after another big win Ben Spratt Last updated 2 years ago 07:12 10/19/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) KylianMbappe - cropped Getty Images PSG Kylian Mbappé Anderlecht v PSG Anderlecht UEFA Champions League The wonderkid believes his side will only keep improving after they kept up an impeccable start to this season’s Champions League Paris Saint-Germain were targeting a big win at Anderlecht on Wednesday, according to Kylian Mbappe, and they achieved exactly that with a 4-0 Champions League success.Le Parisiens 17/4 favs to win CLThe Ligue 1 side had thrashed Celtic 5-0 and comfortably beaten giants Bayern Munich in their previous Group B games, before Anderlecht became the latest team to suffer at the hands of Mbappe, Neymar and Edinson Cavani. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player All three were on the scoresheet in Belgium, with Mbappe netting a record eighth goal in the competition as a teenager, and the France international headed home happy.”Not every game can be like the one against Bayern,” he said. “We came here to win well and that’s what we did. We’re happy and go home with the three points.”We can always do better and there are lots of games to come, but we need to be able to control our weaker moments as well as our stronger moments.12-0 – @PSG_inside are the best attack of the Champions League 2017/18 (12 goals) and the only one yet to concede a goal. Boss.— OptaJean (@OptaJean) October 18, 2017″We haven’t been made to pay yet, but we need to be as vigilant as we can. We need to be professional and win games.”PSG remain three points clear of Bayern at the top of the pool at the half-way point of the group stage.As well as netting 12 times, PSG are yet to concede – a source of great pride for goalkeeper Alphonse Areola.”It’s extremely satisfying to have kept three clean sheets in the Champions League so far,” he said.”I intend to keep that going for as long as possible, but I realise that things will get increasingly difficult as we progress in the competition.”last_img read more

China’s Vice Minister of Industry Arrives

first_imgThe Government will host the Vice Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, People’s Republic of China (PRC), Wang Jiangping, from June 20 to 22.During his stay, Mr. Wang will meet with a number of Government Ministers.Mr. Wang was met at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) by Minister without Portfolio in the Economic Growth and Job Creation Ministry, Hon. Mike Henry, on June 20.Mr. Henry informed JIS News following a meeting with Mr. Wang that among the areas being examined is expansion of the Special Economic Zones (SEZs) under the Logistics Hub Initiative.SEZs create a specifically delineated location that is governed separately by the customs and tax regimes of the country, and is intended to provide targeted incentives and services to encourage investments in Jamaica’s logistics-based industries.Having a modern SEZ for Jamaica would result in greater investments (both domestic and foreign), increased employment and economic growth for the country.Mr. Henry, whose major responsibility surrounds SEZs, said the visit “is very important as we (prepare) ourselves for the development of the belt and road structure that relates to the creation of a logistics hub”.“The interest of expanding China’s position (is important to them) and they recognise that we are the most positioned country in terms of moving goods and services,” he said.“The development of economic zones is open to all investors from all over the world. I am inviting Jamaican investors to invest in the cluster of businesses,” he said.last_img read more

USA: Neuville Boat Works to Build Two FSVs for SEACOR Marine

first_img Print  Close 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 SEACOR Marine, February 20, 2014 My location zoom A market advantage for SEACOR Marine is that they continue to build nimble vessels suited to a wide range of markets. SEACOR has long been noted for innovative vessels, ranging from mono-hulls to catamarans.Meeting the market demand for mid-size fast supply boats, their Fast Support Vessels (FSVs) range from 130 to 200 feet and are capable of speeds between 25 and 35 knots. The vessels have enhanced cargo carrying capacity, DP-2, firefighting equipment and ride control systems for greater passenger comfort and performance.Scheduled for a delivery in May of 2014, the first of two 180 by 30-foot FSVs is currently under construction at Neuville Boat Works in New Iberia Louisiana.These are hefty vessels with a cargo capacity of 195 long tons (196.1 Mt.) on 2,514 square feet (234.1 sq meters) of clear deck space. Seating will be provided for up to 83 passengers.They are being built at Neuville Brothers Boatworks that could be considered a niche builder. Owned by Errol and Kerry Neuville, the yard, founded by their father in 1969, stays small while meeting SEACOR’s exacting standards. “We have only 16 regular employees,” says Kerry Neuville, “and we subcontract another 25 people for jobs like sand-blasting, painting, air conditioning, interior carpentry, and upholstery.”Neuville explained that the 180-footer currently under construction at the yard will be finished in May 2014. They will start the second in March 2014 and spend the next 18 or 19 months building that.Propulsion for each of the two big vessels will be provided by four Cummins QSK50-M diesels each developing 1800 HP at 1800 RPM for a total of 7200 HP driving the four Hamilton HT811 jets through Twin Disc gears with 2.58:1 ratios. A pair of Cummins QSM11-powered 290 kW generators will provide auxiliary power. The boats will be capable of 30 knots at 50 tons deadweight, 25 knots at 130 DWT and 21 knots at 180 DWT.Tank capacities include 2,906 US gallons (11 cubic meters) of potable water, 30,270 US gallons (114.6 m3) of drill/fresh water and 36,168 USG (136.9 m3) of fuel oil. Transfer rates for both fuel or drill water will be 150 gallons per minute at 160 feet (34 m3/hr. @ 49 meters).The new ships will be classed ABS +A1 HSC Crewboat +AMS + DPS-2.last_img read more

Parks Day Activities

first_imgHistoric re-enactments, hiking, nature walks and presentations are only some of fun activities and events available to visitors to provincial parks during Parks Day, Saturday, July 15. Park patrons will have the opportunity to enjoy park features and facilities, experience outdoor Nova Scotia, and get in touch with and appreciate nature. “Our provincial parks are preserved for Nova Scotians to enjoy all the wonderful features that this province offers to all,” Natural Resources Minister David Morse. “They promote a place to learn about the flora and fauna that make up habitats and the biosystems, and a place in which to simply enjoy nature.” The third Saturday in July is set aside as Parks Day for national, provincial, territorial and municipal parks. The purpose of the day is to raise awareness of the importance of parks and historic sites, and to encourage active living. Some of the events planned for Parks Day, and the parks that are participating, include: — Cape Breton County: enjoy French and English battalions in periodic costume, Mi’kmaw presentations, a scavenger hunt and games for youth at Mira River Provincial Park; — Cumberland County: walk across the Cobequid-Chebucto Fault Zone at Cape Chignecto Provincial Park; — Halifax Regional Municipality: make art from nature with artist Julie Adamson Miller at Taylor Head Provincial Park; and see fly-tying and fly-casting, learn the basics of canoeing, and outdoor navigation at Dollar Lake Provincial Park; — Kings County: enjoy kite-making at Blomidon Provincial Park; — Pictou County: learn about insects with entomologist Eric Georgeson at Caribou-Munroes Island Provincial Park; — Lunenburg County: participate in a treasure hunt and a kite-flying contest at Graves Island Provincial Park. For more information on these events and other park activities, see the Department of Natural Resources website at or visit a local Natural Resources office.last_img read more

Cong manifesto full of lies PM Modi

first_imgPasighat (Arunachal Pradesh): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday tore into the Congress, terming its manifesto as a “hypocrisy document” which was “full of lies”. Addressing his second rally in Arunachal Pradesh within a week, the prime minister cited the Congress manifesto for the 2004 Lok Sabha elections, and said it had promised that every house would have electricity by 2009. “However, till 2014 around 18,000 houses were unelectrified… Just like them (the Congress), their manifesto is corrupt and full of lies. Therefore, it should be called hypocrisy document, not a manifesto,” Modi said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Congress President Rahul Gandhi Tuesday released his party’s manifesto for Lok Sabha polls, making jobs creation, addressing farm distress, bringing a single moderate rate of GST and giving Rs 72,000 per annum to poor families as key focus if the party comes to power. The prime minister also charged that the Congress was fooling farmer in the name of votes, whereas the BJP government has always been with them. “We never committed the sin of betraying farmers but we introduced the mechanism from seed to market,” the PM said. Modi said the upcoming Lok Sabha polls will be about the choice between “trust and corruption, and about resolution and conspiracy”. Simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and the state assembly will be held on April 11.last_img read more

Moroccan Tourist Police to Use Quads for Tourist Security

Rabat – After the heinous Imlil murders, authorities in the region of Marrakech-Safi took preventive measures to protect the region’s tourism sector. After the installation of checkpoints and surveillance cameras, gendarmerie officers are now equipped with quads.Local authorities continue to strengthen the preventive measures in order to avoid any incidents similar to the murder of the two Scandinavian tourists in Imlil. They have undertaken concrete action to protect tour groups throughout their travels in Morocco.On July 22, the Royal Gendarmerie provided quads to its units and its mobile officers. The vehicles are intended to monitor tourists during their visit to the Marrakech-Safi region, known for a large tourist influx throughout the year. These quads have several features which allow them to navigate the varied terrain of the region consisting mainly of lanes and steep valleys, as well as dangerous mountain roads.According to Al Ahdath Al Maghribia, the quads are expected to be used across tourist-friendly valleys and ski resorts such as Ourika, Oukeimeden, Asni, Moulay Brahim and Imlil.These security measures were substantially strengthened in the wake of the Imlil murders. In December 2018, two young Scandinavian tourists were victims of a terrorist cell affiliated with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).The two hikers, Louisa Vesterager and Maren Ueland, had camped in “Chamharouch” near the village of Imlil. The two women were beheaded by three extremists who have recently been sentenced to death.  The remaining 21 accomplices have been sentenced to between 5 and 30 years in prison. read more

UN border assessment team wraps up twoweek mission to Lebanon

31 July 2008The independent United Nations team dispatched by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to assess the monitoring of the Lebanese border with Syria has wrapped up its two-week mission to Lebanon. This was the second mission for the Lebanon Independent Border Assessment Team (LIBAT), which was set up in April 2007 in response to a request from the Security Council. The four-member team, comprised of experts in border security, police, customs and military issues, met with a number of Lebanese officials and conducted several field visits along the country’s northern and eastern borders.The aim of the mission was to examine progress made in enhancing border management and security, as called for in Security Council resolution 1701 which ended the 2006 conflict between Israel and the Lebanese group Hizbollah. That resolution also called for renewed respect for the Blue Line separating Israeli and Lebanese forces, the disarming of militias and an end to arms smuggling, among other measures.The team will submit a report on its findings and recommendations to Mr. Ban shortly. read more

Current crises call for concerted global action to advance development – UN

10 March 2011With the financial crisis having reversed many development gains and the world once again facing rising food and energy prices, top United Nations officials today underscored the need for concerted action to advance development, equity and prosperity for all. “The financial and economic crisis has reversed many development gains and interrupted progress in economic and social development. Accelerating progress in building a global partnership for development is crucial to overcoming these setbacks and achieving the MDGs by 2015,” said Lazarous Kapambwe, President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015.Mr. Kapambwe told the annual high-level meeting of ECOSOC with the Bretton Woods institutions, the World Trade Organization and the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) that the international community is now facing a tremendous challenge of promoting an agreed action agenda to accelerate progress towards achieving the MDGs by 2015.In addition to a global partnership for development, the two-day meeting is looking at the role of the UN in global economic governance, as well as financial support for the development efforts of the least developed countries and middle-income countries.“In the absence of effective policy coordination and cooperation among governments around the world, there is a real risk of a new global recession,” said Mr. Kapambwe. “This would add to the already immense human cost of the crisis, which has seriously set back the development efforts of many developing countries.”Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also highlighted the fact that recent spikes in food and energy prices are also putting at risk the progress achieved over the past decade in lifting millions of people out of poverty. It is also important to recognize the political and economic implications of the recent developments in North Africa and the Middle East, he noted.“While these are still unfolding, the events have already highlighted once again the nexus between poverty, unemployment, inequality and stability. Inclusive, democratic, honest governance is a crucial part of our quest for social justice and human dignity,” he stated. “We must respond to these challenges,” he added, “by charting a course for truly sustainable and equitable development.”Luis Manuel Piantini Munnigh, President of UNCTAD’s Trade and Development Board, also commented on the recent political and economic events, such as the spike in food and fuel prices and the revolts sweeping across the Middle East and North Africa.All of these “underscore the inescapable reality that fundamental change is upon us,” he said. “These events have highlighted that the old ways of doing business no longer work, and that old assumptions which at one time may have seemed unassailable were, at the end of the day, flawed.” read more

Educational wine tasting raises funds for local charity

When oenology and viticulture (OEVI) student Paul van der Merwe was given the opportunity to share some wines from his family’s collection with his classmates, he wanted to ensure that it was a memorable experience that benefited a good cause.van der Merwe (right) presents Red Roof Retreat’s executive director Steffanie Bjorgan (left) with the money raised from the Osoyoos Larose wine tasting. That’s why he organized a vertical tasting of wine from Osoyoos Larose winery. The sold-out tasting held at Brock raised $840 for Red Roof Retreat — a Niagara-on-the-Lake facility that provides respite and recreational programs for children with special needs.The event provided OEVI students and local wine enthusiasts the opportunity to learn more about wine from British Columbia. To help arrange the details of the tasting, Van der Merwe approached Barb Tatarnic, manager of outreach and continuing education, at the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI).“I’m really fortunate to be a part of such a great program with such dedicated students and such supporting staff and faculty,” van der Merwe said.The tasting was led by Constellation Brands Eugene Mlynczyk who has significant experience with Osoyoos Larose wines and as a wine education instructor. At the end of the tasting, participants were led through a blending exercise learning how each component adds to the final blend of a wine. Participants then competed in a challenge to test their own ability to blend wine.Van der Merwe said he was extremely happy with how the tasting went, and already has plans in the works for another tasting next year to raise additional funds for Red Roof Retreat. read more

Through online baby shower Shakira and UNICEF raise awareness on child survival

Renowned Colombian singer and song-writer Shakira, who is expecting her first child with Spanish football star Gerard Piqué, is helping to raise awareness on the world’s most vulnerable infants through an unusual method: an online baby shower hosted by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).“To celebrate the arrival of our first child, we hope that, in his name, other less privileged children in the world can have their basic needs covered through gifts and donations,” reads the invitation from Mr. Piqué and Shakira, who also serves as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. “Thank you for sharing this unforgettable moment with us.”The online baby shower will allow fans to ‘visit’ the couple’s virtual living room, where they can learn about the issue of child survival and purchase a so-called UNICEF Inspired Gift to help give babies around the world a healthy start to life. The gifts, which can be purchased for as little as $5, are life-saving items that will be distributed to children and communities in some of the poorest corners of the globe.A $5 gift can buy a mosquito net to ensure a sleeping child stays safe from malaria, one of the leading causes of child death worldwide, according to the UN agency. Other gifts include 17 polio vaccines for $10 that will protect children from contracting the incurable infection, baby-weighing scales to monitor growth in the first critical years of life, and therapeutic food, which consists of a peanut-based paste that can save an acutely malnourished child. “Every expectant parent around the world shares all the same hopes and dreams for their children that we do,” Shakira said in a UNICEF news release. “Yet many don’t share the same opportunities. Together we know we can change that.”According to UNICEF figures, some 19,000 children under the age of five still die every day from largely preventable causes. While under-five mortality has dropped from nearly 12 million in 1990 to less than 6.9 million in 2011, much more remains to be done, the agency said in the news release.Social media fans who participate in the virtual baby shower will be welcomed by a personal video message from Shakira and Mr. Piqué. After purchasing a UNICEF Inspired Gift, they will receive a personal thank you message from the couple. Additionally, the website’s photo gallery includes recent photos of the couple that, until now, had not been shared publicly. read more

Meet the Congolese native who is running for Sinn Féin in next

first_imgSINN FÉIN WILL field their first-ever African candidate in next year’s local elections.Edmond Lukusa is a Congolese native who has been an Irish citizen since 2007 and will join local representative Paul Donnelly on the ballot in the Mulhuddart ward in next year’s election.Lukusa joined Sinn Féin shortly after he became an Irish citizen, having been a member of the opposition Union for Democracy & Social Progress in his native land.Although Sinn Féin is known primarily for their republican stance, Lukusa says that was not a difficult ideology to identify with, but that was not the key driving force behind his decision. I made the decision to join Sinn Féin six years ago believing, as I still do, that they are the only party out there standing up for ordinary citizens.Sinn Féin’s reputation preceded them in Lukusa’s case, as he had already heard of the party before landing in Ireland in 2001. He says that his experience from back home will help him.“I have experience in a number of diverse projects and community organisations and I have developed skills and knowledge in politics whilst I was member of the UDPS political party in the Democratic Republic of Congo.”Although he is the first Sinn Féin candidate from Africa, Lukusa steps into the race one of the more diverse wards in the country – both in terms of residents and politicians.In the 2009 local election, both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael fielded candidates who were African-born: Idowu Olfimihan and Adeola Ogunsina, respectively. There was also an Independent, Iggy Okafor, who was born in Nigeria.Séamus Hazlett of Sinn Féin says that while the polling data undoubtedly played a part in the decision, Lukusa was picked for the ballot because of his work on the ground and his knowledge of the area.He says that the party is confident of taking two seats in the eight-seat ward next year.Running-mate Paul Donnelly said that Lukusa’s nomination was testament to the diversity of the area.“Edmond’s selection is reflective of how diverse this constituency is. I am looking forward to hitting the doors with him and I am pretty confident we can win two seats.”Lukusa, meanwhile, is quick to rebuff any notions of tokenism.I am running in this election to win. It’s game on.Read: ‘If you’ve got no vote, you’ve got no voice’ – MEP pushes election registrationRead: Here are the new boundaries for next year’s local electionslast_img read more

Irish Water wants to build an underground orbital sewer in north county

first_img Share36 Tweet Email Wednesday 20 Jun 2018, 6:10 AM Short URL By Rónán Duffy Image: Shutterstock Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Jun 20th 2018, 6:11 AM center_img It’s part of a plan to provide wastewater facilities for a growing Dublin. Image: Shutterstock 27 Comments IRISH WATER IS planning to build a new wastewater facility and an underground orbital sewer to cater for a growing population in the greater Dublin area.Plans for the development are to be submitted to An Bord Pleanála today with Irish Water saying the completed project will facilitate population and economic growth up until 2050.The plans will see a new wastewater treatment facility in the Fingal townland of Clonshaugh and a pumping station in Abbotstown, near Blanchardstown.An underground orbital sewer between Blanchardstown and Clonshaugh will connect the treatment facility and the pumping station with another pipeline to take the treated water out to the Irish Sea.The plan will also see a sludge treatment centre at the facility in Clonshaugh and a biosolids storage facility built near Kilshane Cross in north-west Dublin.Irish Water says that the proposal, dubbed the Greater Dublin Drainage (GDD) project, will have the capacity to treat wastewater for up to half a million people in north county Dublin and parts of Kildare and Meath.“The GDD project will help to ensure that the wastewater generated every day in our homes, schools and workplaces will continue to be treated safely in compliance with the EU and national wastewater treatment regulations,”said project manager Jane Chambers.Subject to planning approval, work on the storage facility will begin in 2020 while work on the main aspects of the plan will begin in 2022 at the earliest.It is hoped that the GDD project will be completed by 2026 and provide sufficient capacity for at least 25 years.“The population of the greater Dublin area (Dublin, Meath, Kildare and Wicklow) is projected by the ESRI to increase by approximately 450,000 in the period to 2040 to 2.35 million. This is based on a ‘business as usual’ scenario with current inward migration patterns continuing,” Irish Water said upon announcement of the plan.The GDD project was part of the National Development Plan 2018-2027 and the national Planning Framework under Project 2040.The plan also includes proposals to increase capacity at the current wastewater treatment in Ringsend in south-east Dublin.When completed, the underground orbital sewer will take in some of the existing wastewater that flows towards Ringsend.A number of compulsory purchase orders (CPOs) relating to land and rights of way are also to be submitted as part of the GDD project. Details of those CPOs will be on display from today for eight weeks at both Fingal County Council and Dublin City Council offices.An Bord Pleanála will today commence a seven-week public consultation period on foot of the proposals. It’s part of a plan to provide wastewater facilities for a growing Dublin. 14,101 Views Irish Water wants to build ‘an underground orbital sewer’ in north county Dublin The sewer mirrors the route of the M50 from Blanchardstown to Clonshaugh. last_img read more

Rudiger HudsonOdoi has asked me about Germany

first_imgGerman defender Antonio Rudiger revealed that his Chelsea team-mate Callum Hudson-Odoi has asked him about his homeland, amid interest from Bayern MunichAfter struggling to earn regular opportunities this season at Chelsea, Hudson-Odoi is understood to be keen on seeking a move away from Stamford Bridge this month.Now Bayern, who have reportedly had four bids turned down by Chelsea for Hudson-Odoi, confirmed their “great interest” in the 18-year-old on Wednesday.And Rudiger has admitted a move to the Bundesliga is definitely on the teenage winger’s mind.“He asked me about Germany. It was a general question from him,” said Rudiger, according to Sports Mole.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“He is still young, I can advise him, but at the end of the day he decides about his future“You can see it from both sides. He can develop here but he can develop in Germany as well — and don’t forget Bayern Munich are also a big club.“For his future, I wish him all the best but I just wish he stays with us.”Despite his lack of opportunities, Hudson-Odoi has started in Chelsea’s last two games in the FA Cup and Carabao Cup.last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo sells stunning Cheshire mansion where he lived

first_imgJuventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has sold the Cheshire mansion he lived in while playing for English side Manchester United – for £3.25 million.The amount is – £645,000 less than he bought it for in 2008 as he reportedly paid £3,895,000 for the five-bedroom property in Alderley Edge.Ronaldo who now lives in Turin following his arrival at Juventus last summer bought the three-floor house just a year before signing for Spanish giants Real Madrid. There were reports the former Madrid player first tried to sell the mansion in 2009, but was unable to find a buyer hence the decision to lease it.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.Manchester United and England defender Luke Shaw rented the property since 2014, paying £7,000-a-month.However, Daily Mail reports that the house which was put up for sale in last Christmas has now been bought, ‘subject to contract’.Ronaldo played for Manchester United before signing for Real Madrid in 2009.last_img read more

New details released in fatal beating of 4monthold girl

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – New details have been released in the case of a 4-month-old girl who was allegedly beaten to death by her father.New images of the crime scene were released, Thursday. The images show that the family was living in filth with dirty baby clothes strewn across the floor.Police also released the first interview with the victim’s mother, Avis Rodriguez. “We were holding her, and all of a sudden her eyes started to roll back, and then her lips, I noticed, were blue, and I’m like, ‘Get on the phone with 911 now,’” she said.Juan Antonio Gonzalez has been charged with first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse in the death of baby Harlow.Gonzalez told police that he beat his daughter because she was “acting fussy.”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Key to the City of Miami presented to Ladies in White leader

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Ladies in White leader Berta Soler was honored with a Key to the City of Miami, Tuesday.Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado recognized Soler at a rally on Tuesday night.The event brought together Cuban exiles, Cuban-American organizations and members of Congress to demand the Castros leave power.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img