Indigenous consultations on TMX pipeline on schedule Natural Resources minister

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi says consultations with Indigenous groups about the stalled Trans Mountain pipeline expansion are progressing well and he still expects to wrap up the court-ordered process by May.On a conference call from Houston, where he’s attending the CERAWeek energy conference, Sohi told reporters his department has now met with more than 100 of the 117 Indigenous communities expected to be impacted by the project.The Federal Appeal Court last summer overturned approval of the project to triple oil shipments from Edmonton to the West Coast, ruling that the NEB had not properly considered its impact on marine life nor had Ottawa meaningfully consulted with Indigenous groups. Last month, the National Energy Board found that the pipeline is still in the public interest despite the risk that an increase in tanker traffic could adversely affect southern resident killer whales, hurt related Indigenous culture and increase greenhouse gas emissions.It added 16 new recommendations for federal government action in addition to the 156 conditions in its initial approval in 2016.Sohi says the recommendations, which the NEB said are not within its power to order, are already being studied by his department and will be considered in the government’s decision on TMX when consultations are complete.“The NEB report informs our ongoing consultations and those recommendations will be discussed once the cabinet is ready to make the final decision,” he said.Cabinet is under immense pressure to decide the fate of the pipeline before the federal election in the fall.There is also pressure to get the expansion built because Ottawa bought the existing pipeline from Kinder Morgan for $4.5 billion last August, after political opposition to the expansion left the company’s shareholders reluctant to proceed.last_img read more

Ban pays tribute to late womens rights champion Helvi Sipilä

“Ms. Sipilä powerfully demonstrated the effectiveness of women’s leadership,” Mr. Ban said in a statement issued by his spokesperson. “She has left a legacy which serves as a reminder that no effort should be spared to ensure the equal participation of women in decision-making in all areas of life.”The “lifelong champion of the rights of women” served as Secretary-General of the first World Conference on Women in 1975 in Mexico City. She was also the first woman to hold the rank of Assistant Secretary-General at the UN, where she served in different capacities for many years, including as the Chairperson of the Commission on the Status of Women.Ms. Sipilä remained active after retiring from the UN and was the first woman to run for president in Finland in 1982. 20 May 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today paid tribute to Helvi Sipilä of Finland, a renowned women’s rights advocate and former United Nations official, who passed away on 15 May at the age of 94. read more

Police seek help to arrest Wele Sudas aides

Gampola Vidanalage Don Samantha Kumara aka ‘Wele Suda’ was arrested in Pakistan, and deported to Sri Lanka in January. The police have sought public assistance to arrest four suspects who are believed to be accomplices of underworld kingpin and drug trafficker Wele Suda, and who are alleged to have been involved in money laundering.Police spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekera said that investigations have been launched to locate the four suspects, including two women. Wele Suda was accused of having links with top politicians and popular personalities who he had used to escape police custody. (Colombo Gazette) An Interpol Red Notice was earlier issued for his arrest. He was known to be one of the major drug traffickers in Sri Lanka and had amassed a massive wealth from drug trafficking before he fled the country with his wife when police moved on him.However, the police arrested his wife when she returned to Sri Lanka at a later date. The police identified the suspects as Dilini Nilmani a resident of Dehiwala, Nadeeka Nilmini, a resident of Colombo 6, Sugath Kumara, a resident of Wellawatta and Chanaka Fonseka, a resident of Dehiwala. read more

Baseball Ohio State drops 40 shutout loss to No 8 Indiana

Ohio State sophomore infielder Conner Pohl (39) takes a swing at a pitch in the fourth inning of the game against Ohio University in April 10. Ohio State won 4-0. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorIndiana’s potent offense battled off more than a dozen two-strike pitches in its first two innings against Ohio State junior pitcher Connor Curlis, and finally broke through against the Buckeyes’ Friday night starter with a two-run third inning.Curlis retired the next eight batters, but the damage was done and the Ohio State (25-11, 6-4 Big Ten) offense failed to materialize against No. 8 Indiana (29-6, 7-2 Big Ten) in a 4-0 loss Friday night at Bill Davis Stadium.Indiana starter Jonathan Stiever, one of the Big Ten’s top MLB draft prospects, entered Friday’s game with a 2.78 ERA and lived up to the billing, firing six strikeouts in seven shutout innings.“Seemed like he was ahead in the count a lot,” Ohio State head coach Greg Beals said. “But I thought we had some fastballs to hit that we didn’t capitalize on.”The Buckeyes had chances to break through, but went 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position. They had just five hits and drew four walks.“We’ve been really, really good all year long with our two-out production,” Beals said. “We just didn’t get them tonight.”Perhaps Ohio State’s best chance for a run came off the bat of sophomore right fielder Dominic Canzone with two runners on base in the second inning. He smacked a ball out to left field, but it ultimately died into the glove of Indiana’s Matt Gorski at the warning track.Defensive issues continued to plague the Buckeyes, who surrendered an unearned run in the eighth inning off an errant throw to first from senior third baseman Noah McGowan. Ohio State committed three errors and Curlis threw a wild pitch..“You could argue we fueled all their run production,” Beals said.Indiana picked up an insurance run in the sixth by playing small ball, scoring on a successful squeeze play by designated hitter Drew Ashley that brought catcher Ryan Fineman home.Though the rest of Ohio State’s offense was lacking, sophomore first baseman Conner Pohl extended his hitting streak to 16 games on a first-inning single. read more

Chinas 2010 coal demand could rise 46 according to China Securities Journal

first_imgChina, which is the world’s second-largest energy user, may consume between 4 and 6% more coal next year on continued economic growth, China Securities Journal said, reporting on a forecast from the China National Coal Association. Demand from the world’s biggest producer and consumer of coal could be about 3,400 Mt from this year, the newspaper reported. China uses coal to fuel about 80% of its power plants and to make steel.Government stimulus may boost economic growth by more than 8% this year, according to official forecasts, spurring factory output and power and fuel use. China’s energy demand may rise 3.6% in 2010, Shanghai Securities News said, citing National Energy Administration Director Zhang Guobao.Growth in coal demand should be fairly stable in 2010, as economic growth next year is expected to be as strong as this year. So power demand will be high also. Electricity generation in the world’s third-biggest economy climbed at the fastest pace in almost five years in November as industrial production grew 19% in the month, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed. Coal consumption is expected to increase between 6 and 7% to about 3,200 Mt next year. Also, the country’s coal production capacity may expand by almost 300 Mt in 2010. Supply and demand of coal in China should stay largely balanced next year. Short-term supply tightness in certain regions will still be seen in the first quarter.The provinces of Hubei, Hunan, Henan, Jiangxi and Sichuan and the municipality of Chongqing are facing tight electricity supply partly because of falling coal stockpiles at power plants, the official Xinhua News Agency said on December 24.Coal prices at Qinhuangdao port, a benchmark in China, rose 5.4% to an average of RMB780/t as of today, compared with the previous week, according to the China Coal Transport and Distribution Association. That’s the biggest gain since December 22 last year. To avoid shortages, the government is encouraging coal producers and buyers to sign long-term supply contracts of at least five years.Coal miners in the central province of Henan negotiated a 25% increase in prices under annual sales contracts with power producers for 2010, the Shanghai Securities News said on December 24. Buyers agreed to pay RMB550/t, the newspaper said.last_img read more

Mining chemicals wear protection lubricants and Canadian mining supplies and services

first_imgIn its JUNE 2014 issue, International Mining will feature its annual article on MINING CHEMICALS: enabling better thickening, dust suppression, water purification, environmental cleanup, mineral extraction and equipment maintenance. Key groups of chemicals are crucial for these tasks. Please let me have editorial contributions for consideration for inclusion in the article. I am looking for news of new chemical developments and/or new applications, ways of delivering chemicals safely – news of new products or services, or interesting and innovative uses – up to about 700 words and a picture please to Enquiries for other articles to My deadline for article contributions is April 14th because of travel to Latin America and EXPOMIN at Easter. Other features of this issue will cover:Wear Protection – For both static and mobile machinery from jaws to mill linersLubricants and hydraulics – Choosing and managing the correct fluids for mining and processing equipmentCanada – The latest developments in Canada’s mining technologies and services; a dynamic group led by CAMESElast_img read more

BIOMOre underground testing well underway at KGHM

first_imgOn 28th September 2017, a press conference took place at the KGHM headquarters in Lubin, Poland to introduce the BIOMOre underground installation, as the novel in-situ bioleaching concept is being tested at KGHM’s operations under realistic conditions. The event was hosted by Katarzyna Rogóż (BIOMOre coordinator, KGHM Polska Miedź) and Paulina Mołodyńska-Glapska (Project Manager of the Research & Development Department at KGHM Polska Miedź).The press conference began with presentations describing the current state of the BIOMOre project (Horst Hejny, BIOMOre project manager, MinPol), environmental aspects (Bertil Grundfelt, Kemakta Konsult AB), the pilot plant and installation (Mariusz Kirej, KGHM), and modelling (René Kahnt, GEOS). The panel then answered questions and gave interviews. The next day, participants had the opportunity to visit the underground test facilities in the Rudna mine.Mołodyńska-Glapska explained that: “The main aim of the BIOMOre project is to verify the feasibility of combining channelling and bioleaching technologies under real conditions, with the aim of recovering metals from deep or poor ores located in Europe.” The underground installation was completed recently and is located in a specially prepared chamber in the Rudna mine. First, holes were drilled horizontally into an ore block to create the necessary flow paths. Tanks, pumps and monitoring devices were then installed. The monitoring devices measure process parameters such as the pH, conductivity and redox potential of the circulating solution as well as parameters to guarantee environmental compliance. The entire installation including the necessary safety pillar was checked for leakages before the test phase was started.The experiment itself is divided into three stages. “We are currently around one third into the test. We are completing the stage, in which we have desalinated the ore body using water. This was necessary to decrease the chloride content inside the ore block to avoid negative impacts in the leaching phase. The next stage is the acid leaching stage to remove carbonates to avoid generation of gypsum, which would block the flow paths. The third and ultimate stage will be bioleaching, during which bacteria and sulphuric acid solution will be utilised,” said Wojciech Anacki, BIOMOre plant operator at ZG Rudna. The role of the bacteria is to oxidise ferrous to ferric iron, which is required to leach sulphidic ores, thereby regenerating the leaching solution. The first results should be available towards the end of 2017.“The BIOMOre test in Rudna mine has never been performed in this way elsewhere. We have two main goals: first, to check whether the process is technically feasible, and second, to collect as much data as possible to critically assess the economic viability and the sustainability of the project. Only if all results are positive, we may consider the installation of a pilot plant, which would then demonstrate the BIOMOre process at almost full scale,” said Horst Hejny, the BIOMOre project manager.The full name of the project is: „New Mining Concept for Extracting Metals from Deep Ore Deposits using Biotechnology”. The aim is to develop a process to recover copper and other strategic metals directly from the ore body using a ferric iron rich solution of low pH generated in a bioreactor.23 partners, representing industry, academia and research institutions are involved in the BIOMOre project. The budget of the initiative is about 8.5 mln. Euro. KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. is leader of the consortium.last_img read more

Unfilled maternity leave posts having devastating effect on physiotherapy services

first_imgTHE FAILURE TO fill vacant posts of those on maternity leave is having a “devastating effect” on physiotherapy services, one body has warned today.A national survey by the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) found that the majority of services are operating with 80 per cent or below average staffing levels – with some as low as 35 per cent – when compared to the same period in 2007. Almost 60 per cent of these vacancies are due to unfilled maternity leave.Jill Long, President of the ISCP said: “In a profession that is predominantly young and female, the non-filling of these posts made vacant due to maternity leave is having a devastating effect on the services available to patients.”Commenting on the survey, Stephen McMahon of the Irish Patients Association said the reduction in staffing is “at odds with the government policy of patients being managed by the right person in the right place at the right time”.“If patients cannot access physiotherapy services in primary care their condition can worsen and may necessitate expensive hospital admission thereby increasing costs to the Exchequer,” he said. “It is clearly more cost effective and clinically effective to intervene early in the community and prevent conditions becoming chronic or getting worse.”Ruaidhri O’Connor, CEO of the ISCP also pointed out that the failure to fill these posts comes at a time when “a majority of physiotherapy graduates are being forced to emigrate” to gain employment as a physiotherapist.Read: HSE to introduce targeted redundancy scheme in January>Read: A smartphone will soon help you do physio exercises>last_img read more

School repair grants worth €68m reintroduced

first_imgTHE REINTRODUCTION OF school grants worth €68 million has been confirmed this morning. Education Minister Ruairí Quinn has announced he’s restoring the ‘Minor Works Grant’ – worth €28 million – and the ‘Summer Works Scheme’ (€40 million).The minor works payments will be given to primary schools in the coming weeks, enabling management to carry out small-scale repairs without the need to apply to the Department.Each school can also apply for money under the summer repairs scheme for small- to medium-scale projects like gas, electrical and mechanical works, roof and window upgrades and structural improvements.According to Minister Quinn: “This funding package is being made as part of this Government’s continued commitment to improve facilities in schools throughout the country.”Regarding the summer scheme, he said the fact that the works would be carried out while pupils are on holidays would keep disruption to a minimum. “This scheme will not only improve the learning environment for thousands of students, but the projects will also stimulate economic activity by supporting 2,400 direct and 480 indirect much needed construction jobs in the local economy”.Read: 56,000 students miss school every dayRelated: Damien Kiberd: Jihad against Junior Cert is bizarrelast_img read more

Permanent TSB says problem with debit cards should be fixed now

first_img Whoops! We couldn’t find this Tweet Source: Lisa Manning/Twitter Source: Claire McHugh/Twitter Seems to be all systems down for @askpermanenttsb except for website. Phones, cards etc all not working. :(— Stephen Spillane (@spiller2) July 27, 2014 Originally published 12.31pmRead: PTSB has reduced problem mortgages to one-tenth of peak levels > Read: Ireland needs more banks, says ESRI > @askpermanenttsb debit cards not working in store or at ATM again! … Day out with kids and no acesss to cash… Great!— Lisa Manning (@_Lisa_Manning) July 27, 2014 Source: Stephen Spillane/Twitter @askpermanenttsb hi. Myself and my mother in law can’t use our visa debit cards to access our funds. What is the problem?— Claire McHugh (@clairemchugh) July 27, 2014 Updated 12.46pmPERMANENT TSB HAS apologised to customers for a problem which affected debit cards and ATM services today.A number of customers had taken to social media to complain that they had been unable to withdraw money from ATMs or to use their debit cards when paying for things.It is not clear how many customers had been affected.PTSB said the problem should be fixed now.“All issues with cards are sorted now, sorry again for any inconvenience this may have caused you,” Permanent TSB tweeted.Earlier it had tweeted that the issues were affecting  ATM & POS [point of sale] transactions.Customers had been detailing on Twitter how the glitch had affected them:last_img read more

Calls for RTÉ to boycott the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel next

first_img Share1350 Tweet Email1 63,827 Views Short URL Last month 60 Palestinians were killed by Israeli troops during protests along the Gaza border against the US embassy opening in Jerusalem.At the time, Coveney summoned the Israeli ambassador to a meeting at the Department of Foreign Affairs to express Ireland’s “shock and dismay” at the level of death and injury on the Gaza Strip. He called for restraint from Israel. Last week, Coveney said he had a “frank” discussion with the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the issues.However, many in the opposition believe the Irish government are not going far enough in calling out Israel on their actions. Israeli security forces fire tear gas toward Palestinian protesters along the barrier between Gaza earlier this month. Source: Xinhua News Agency/PA ImagesThe Donegal TD said he did not want this to be solely a Sinn Féin campaign, stating that it is a lot wider than that. He encouraged other parties to support their calls for a boycott.“We have a history and we understand more than most what is happening in Palestine. We know in our own history where innocent protesters have been gunned down on the streets of Derry and elsewhere, so there is an affinity there. I think that this has the potential to grow,” said Doherty, who added he did not foresee any resistance to the motion which is being put to a vote this weekend.“I think it would be a positive development and it would be something I welcome. I call on other parties to make similar calls,” he said. Netta of Israel poses with the Trophy after winning the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. 208 Comments Jun 14th 2018, 6:00 AM Netta of Israel poses with the Trophy after winning the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. Image: SIPA USA/PA Images By Christina Finn Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: SIPA USA/PA Images SINN FÉIN’S PEARSE Doherty has said he expects his party to pass a motion this weekend calling on RTÉ and the Irish government to boycott the Eurovision Song Contest next year.The popular song contest is due to be held in Israel in 2019 after the country’s entry, Toy by Netta, won the competition with a total of 529 points.The motion put forward by the Tralee cumann states that in light of “Israel’s ongoing and grievous violations of international law and international humanitarian law” and the “apartheid policies being applied to the Palestinian people” it is asking members to support the motion.‘Taking a stand’Doherty told that he expects the motion to be passed at the party’s Ard Fheis in Belfast this weekend. This is an opportune moment to shine the spotlight on the slaughter of the Palestinian people. While the government are refusing to expel the Israeli ambassador, there is an opportunity for others to take a stand so I think this campaign will gain momentum. Thursday 14 Jun 2018, 7:28 AM The delegates of Sinn Féin are very clear – there is a role for the arts, music and indeed sport, in sending a very strong message internationally. As it happens, Israel is hosting the Eurovision and just like the Olympic Games in Germany or the Rugby World Cup during the apartheid era, there is a time to stand on the right side of history here. Calls for RTÉ to boycott the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel next year Sinn Féin has called on the national broadcaster and the Irish government to boycott Israel which won the song contest this year.last_img read more

New Silkroad sees Jeju revenues rise in 2018 as ChinaKorea tensions ease

first_img Genting’s Resorts World Las Vegas names five key additions to executive team Pointing to an influx of tourism to the holiday island in late 2018, Silkroad said it had effectively grown its VIP gaming market throughout the year, with gross profit of the casino business up 78.5% to HK$22.9 million and gross profit margin rising 8.3 percentage points to 22.1%.“Such increases were mainly driven by the growth of the VIP gaming operation managed by our house team which has a higher gross profit margin than that of the agent team,” it stated.Gaming comprised 22.5% of the group’s revenue in 2018, however development of Glorious Hill in the coming years will see “the embedded value of the group’s asset in Korea increase accordingly.”Glorious Hill will feature a casino, five-star hotels, commercial and residential real estates, a boutique shopping center, theme park and golf course. Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in August Improving relations between China and Korea was the key contributing factor in Hong Kong-listed New Silkroad Culturaltainment Ltd recording an 11.9% increase in gaming revenue in 2018 to HK$103.6 million, the company said on Wednesday.New Silkroad, which only last week received formal development approval from the Governor of Korea’s Jeju Province to kick off phase one development of a new integrated resort project, Glorious Hill, operates MegaLuck Casino at Jeju KAL Hotel. RelatedPosts Load More Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analystslast_img read more

JB MyerHenderson Hall Arlington County to Seek Partnership Opportunities

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Officials from Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall and Arlington County, Va., last week signed a memorandum of agreement pledging to seek partnerships that will enhance the installation’s mission effectiveness and reduce costs.The agreement culminated a series of meetings that began last October, reported the Pentagram. The installation and local leaders are seeking partnerships in six areas — mass transportation, energy, recycling, libraries, geographic information systems and recreation. Working groups already have been formed for the first five of those activities.“We look forward to all future working groups and discussions and many more memorandums of agreement,” said Col. Mike Henderson, commander of the joint base.Henderson said that Arlington County has conducted a cost-benefit analysis of the joint base’s grounds contract and identified potential opportunities for partnering.The county’s transportation consulting office surveyed service members, military spouses and retirees who live on, work at or use the joint base to look for ways to improve access to the installation.last_img read more

Tyndall AFB Update Senator Pledges to Restore Base Air Force Leadership Assesses

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Florida Sen. Bill Nelson (D) on Monday vowed that Tyndall AFB would reopen, after the installation sustained catastrophic damage when Hurricane Michael, a Category 4 storm, made landfall last week on the Florida Panhandle just miles away. Nelson countered speculation that Tyndall would not be restored to its previous role but, instead, realigned as was the case for South Florida’s Homestead AFB after it was decimated by Hurricane Andrew in 1992. “I think that fear is unfounded,” Nelson said, reported the Orlando Sentinel. “As a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, I can say that Tyndall will be rebuilt, and it will be an example of a modern U.S. Air Force base. That is because it is critically located right next to one of our greatest national assets, the Air Force Eastern Gulf Test and Training Range, which is the largest testing and training range for the United States military in the world.” … On Sunday Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth Wright surveyed the damage at Tyndall. In response to a question as to whether the installation might be a total loss, Wilson said the situation could improve in as little as two weeks, reported Stars and Stripes. After the initial shock wears off, “I think people will really start to see the future and not just focus on the present,” she said. As of Sunday, the base still had no power or water. … The Air Force Northern Command Air Operations Center, which is responsible for air security and defense for the continental United States, is being shifted from Tyndall to Langley AFB, Va., reports Stars and Stripes. The air operations center suffered only minor damage from Michael and now is hosting the 325th Fighter Wing and various recovery teams. The First Air Force will consolidate its Air Forces Northern and North American Aerospace Defense Command missions at Langley, where they are likely to remain through the end of the year.Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Liliana Morenolast_img read more

VVIT student designs logo for USbased NGO

first_imgGuntur: A logo designed by the computer engineering third year student of VVIT Sankarmanchi Ramachandra Hemanth was finalised by the NGO in the United States ‘Unite and Inspire’ organisation official logo, according to VVIT chairman Vasireddy Vidyasagar. He said the college innovation and entrepreneurship development member Ramachandra Hemanth and club members designed the logo. In a statement, he said the prestigious NGO in US selected the logo as officials’ logo after voting. Also Read – Rs 65.30lakhs Exgratia paid to deceased family Advertise With Us Vasireddy Vidyasagar informed that based on the advertisement, Sankarmanchi Ramachandra Hemanth designed the logo. He further said that Unite and Inspire founder Ilavarapu Rajani Priya visited the college and submitted the appreciation certificate. Volunteers of the organisation got appreciations from US President also. He said that Rajani Priya conducted e-talk programme in the college. She explained programmes being conducted by the Unite and Inspire throughout the world to the students. She said that the students should have awareness on social responsibility. Later, Rajani Priya, Vasireddy Vidya Sagar, VVIT principal Y Mallikarjuna Reddy felicitated Sankarmanchi Ramachandra Hemanth.last_img read more

Banks charge for SMS alerts and cash withdrawals Know the hidden charges

first_imgA man inserts his card to withdraw money from a mobile bank ATM machine in New Delhi on November 15, 2016.CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty ImagesIt made news when it was revealed that country’s largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) collected many crores in 2017 as a penalty from customers who failed to maintain minimum monthly average balance (MAB) in their accounts. The SBI is not alone in this and the deduction for not maintaining the MAB is not the only ‘penalty’ the customers are paying for. The public and private sector banks in the country impose several charges on clients, from falling below the minimum threshold on the bank balance, to fee for transferring funds and numerous other services which customers don’t even need. Read Also: SBI mulls reducing minimum balance requirement for savings accountsMany customers do not know about the various incidental charges banks levy on them other than the general charges like annual maintenance charge, debit and credit card charges, etc.From using ATMs for withdrawing money to depositing cash, both private and public banks are charging customers for various services offered. Here are some bank charges a customer must know:ATM charges: You can perform both financial and non-financial transactions include services such as balance enquiry, changing the ATM pin, mini statement, and opening fixed deposit etc through ATM’s. Banks offer a fixed number of free monthly ATM transaction to its customers, after which withdrawals will be charged. The charges vary from bank to bank.  Money transfer: Banks charge a service charge for using online money transfer facilities like NEFT and RTGS transactions. All banks charge a service fee ranging from Rs 5 to Rs 25 for every online fund transfer transaction. The charge will be different according to the amount transferred using net banking, the type of account and banks.Card charges: Almost all banks in India offer debit cards for their account holders. Many banks charge customers for the debit cards issued to them. Service tax and an annual fee are also applicable for the debit card.Cheque Book: For issuing a new cheque book, banks levy service charges. In SBI, the first 50 cheque leaves are free in a financial year. Thereafter, Rs 3 and GST per cheque leaf will be levied. The customer can avail a 25-leaf chequebook by paying Rs 75 and GST, according to SBI website.Alert messages: By opting for message alerts, customers will get SMS alerts while making any transactions. Many banks are charging customers for SMS alerts. Banks such as SBI and PNB are charging Rs 15 per quarter for SMS alert services. All email alerts continue to be free while those sent on the phone as a text alert are charged.Account closing charges: When the customer wants to close their bank account before the minimum specified operation period, the account holder has to pay a fee for it. ICICI Bank charges Rs 500 for the closure of account from 31 days to one year after opening account, according to ICICI Bank’s website.Transfer of Account: Banks charge customers for transferring the account from one branch to another. However, some banks allow free account transfer after completion of a specified period of operation.last_img read more


first_img 0 Comments   Share   Jay Feely set a franchise record by nailing a 61-yard field goal to tie the game with 1:09 remaining in regulation.The Bad:The Arizona offense failed to take advantage of a Buffalo defense that had allowed over 1,200 yards in their last two games — consecutive losses to New England and San Francisco. Although the Cardinals had a season-high 332 yards of offense, they missed several opportunities.The sacks continued. Buffalo came into the game as one of the weakest pass-rushing squads in the league, but left Glendale having sacked Cardinal quarterbacks 5 times. That makes 22 sacks in the last three games for Arizona.Jay Feely, after making his 61-yarder, missed a 38-yarder that would have won the game in regulation. But Feely hooked it left and it clanged off the upright, sending the game to overtime where Buffalo eventually won.Kolb left the game in the fourth quarter with a rib injury and didn’t return. Noted:• The Cardinals’ home winning streak was snapped at eight consecutive games.• Sunday’s game was the sixth overtime affair in the last ten games at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals are now 5-1 in those games.• Larry Fitzgerald became the 37th player in league history to surpass 10,000 career receiving yards. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo • The Cardinals are now 2-5 all-time when wearing their black jerseys at home.He said it:“We’ve got to work and clean this thing up. Good teams will rebound from disappointment and that’s what we have to do.” — Arizona head coach Ken WhisenhuntComing Up Next:The Cardinals hit the road and take on the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome next Sunday. Kickoff is at 10:00 a.m. Phoenix time. – / 19 Sure, you could read the box score and know who won, but we all know that won’t tell you everything that happened in a football game. So, we will give you Bird Bits providing you with the analysis, quotes and notes from the Cardinals’ 19-16 overtime loss to the Buffalo Bills.Final Score: Bills 19, Cardinals 16The Good:The running game, bolstered by the emergence of William Powell and the scrambling of Kevin Kolb, had a season-high 182 yards on the ground. Powell ran for 70 yards on 13 carries while Kolb amassed 66 yards on 5 carries. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Hungry for more Where to eat and drink in Glasgow

first_imgHungry for more?Where to eat and drink in Glasgow: as told by a localOur local’s pick of 10 of the best places to eat, drink and be merry in Glasgow.New York: best of the best foodie guide.Bagels, burgers, cronuts and cupcakes: 10 must-try foods and the best places to eat them in NYC.Skyscanner Picks: Cafes and Restaurants in Edinburgh.Get the locals’ lowdown on where to eat & drink in Edinburgh: Skyscanner staff reveal their favourite cafés, pubs & restaurants.Article written by Robin McKelvie for SkyscannerSkyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire. RelatedUK’s top 10 craft beer pubsProp up the bar in one of these best boozers for craft beer in the UK.7 cities where you’ll find the cheapest beer in EuropeFrom cheap ales in Budapest to free wine in Paris, in honour of National Beer Day (15th June) we’ve got seven ideas for city breaks in Europe where your pounds will buy you more pints. Beer we go, then!Best Cafés, Pubs & Restaurants in Edinburgh: Skyscanner recommendsGet the locals’ lowdown on where to eat & drink in Edinburgh: Skyscanner staff reveal their favourite cafés, pubs & restaurants. 3. Sandy Bell’sIf this was just a great pub it would be reason to come here for alone, but they also offer regular free live music, which makes it unmissable. You don’t need to be the biggest fan of traditional Scottish folk to have fun here as the performers are always nothing less than engaging and the properly kept ales help make any music sound good to be honest. It is really handy for the Royal Mile and lots of Edinburgh Festival venues too. 7. King’s WarkGreat beers. Lovely staff. Superb food. A waterfront location. What more could you want from an Edinburgh pub? Yes the King’s Wark in the waterfront suburb of Leith does all this and more. Sip on a pint, enjoy wine by candlelight or tuck into fresh, local produce at a pub (they do a great steak and great seafood dishes too) that you just will not want to leave. Ever. 8. Caley Sample RoomIf you love beer, no we mean really love beer, you have to come here. This multi award winning venue is known for its ever changing simply superb range of lagers and ales. Rather than just importing them all from overseas, they are also keen to stock as many local beers as possible so check out their ales straight from the cask from the likes of Black Isle, Cromarty, Fyne Ales and Magic Rock. This western escape does decent food too.9. Sheep Heid InnThis wildcard is a real gem that well rewards the trip to Duddingston. This cute wee village within a city is a place of real charm and for a proper day out we recommend hiking up Arthur’s Seat then retiring here for a pint and a bite to eat afterwards. They have a nice beer garden for when the sun shines, while in winter it is a case of reclining by their roaring fire. 4. Waverley BarJust off the tourist clogged Royal Mile this wee boozer somehow remains a proper pub. They do a decent pint here, the craic is good and they sometimes have live music. A real central bolthole that all too many locals forget all about. Easily one of the most atmospheric drinking dens in this part of town.5. Joseph Pearce’sThis sounds quite a posh name for a pub and it looks pretty salubrious too. It is the sort of place you can come for a pint with your mate, chill with a date or even pop in with the kids, as they do a mean brunch and have high chairs. Bright and airy, a literal metaphorical breath of fresh air on the Edinburgh pub scene. Edinburgh has not really jumped on the gastropub fashion train, but if it did this would be one.6. Canny Man’sOk we will be honest here; over the years this quaint Morningside pub has sometimes been accused of being a little bit, well, unfriendly to non regulars. You can sort of understand as it is unutterably unique – with every nook and cranny festooned with all sorts of bric-a-brac – and some people want to come in and snap a few photos. The staff get sick of it, but when they realise you are just after what is a very good pint you will be fine. It dates back to 1871 so you are drinking in real history here! 2. Oxford BarFans of Inspector Rebus will need no introduction to the New Town’s Oxford Bar as this is where Ian Rankin’s fictional detective loves to drink. It is easy to see why as in real life it is reputed to be the haunt of off duty policemen and lawyers so beware! The real ales are spot on. Engage in conversation in the tiny bar as you enter or delve into the darker rear where a sign makes it clear that sleeping is very much allowed… 1. Bow BarNip off the cobbles of Victoria Street into this wee Old Town gem and you peel back the years to a time when pubs were made for meeting up and chatting away the day over superb real ales. They are one of the increasingly few Edinburgh pubs to still hand pump ales and they have a whopping 150 single malt whiskies to choose from too. The genuinely warm old world ambience here is something that the ye olde theme pubs just cannot get near. Usually standing room only.last_img read more

Further sea caves development gets nod of approval

first_imgA proposed development of a five-star hotel and luxury villas in the environmentally sensitive area near the sea caves in Peyia has been given the nod of approval to go ahead by the environment department, it emerged on Tuesday.A spokesman for the agriculture ministry, which heads the environment department, told the Cyprus Mail the approval had been given under conditions that some illegalities the company had carried out were reversed.The proposed development by Korantina Ltd includes a five-star hotel with 168 rooms as well as 24 residences and 20 villas with swimming pools.It is located next to the sea caves and archaeological site of Ayios Georgios, adjacent to Natura2000 areas. The Kafazis beach lies on the coast in front of where the hotel is set to be built should it receive all the necessary permits.The procedure now requires illegalities spotted by the environmental department be reversed before a planning permit is issued.They include rubbish found within Natura2000 areas and the Akamas national forest, pipelines found leading to the sea, a fishing net to trap reptiles and infrastructure for lights that has not been removed.Greens MP Yiorgos Perdikis called on the government to declare the sea caves area a ‘white zone’ which would mean that for a short period of time no building permits would be issued or examined so the state could take decisions on protecting the area.He said a complaint would be filed to the EU and his party is “completely opposed to and protests what today’s government is allowing to take place.”The matter, which is set to be discussed during Wednesday’s House environment committee, is too late, Peyia mayor Marinos Lambrou told the Cyprus Mail.The area which the proposed development is set to be built on belongs in a tourist zone which was declared as such in 1976, he said.According to the mayor, this allows developments to go ahead. In a bid to protect the environment, certain conditions are set and compensatory measures are required of the company in favour of the public interest.“If we forbid them from building, they’ll ask for compensation and then we’ll have to pay out millions.”Lambrou said the land was purchased by Korantina for some €40m.“If someone wanted to do something about this, they should have expropriated the area years ago. It’s a bit too late now.”Protests over construction works near the Peyia sea caves have sparked demonstrations both on site and outside parliament on the day of President Nicos Anastasiades’ swearing in ceremony, two weeks ago.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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