An Indian man working on a Qatar World Cup stadium where rights groups say labour abuses have occurred, died of a heart attack this month in an incident the tournament’s organisers said on Thursday was not due to his working conditions.Carpenter Jagdesh Kumar, 54, fell unconscious on May 4 about half an hour after leaving Doha’s Khalifa International Stadium, according to a relative. The stadium is part of a sporting complex that Qatar will unveil on Friday as its first fully refurbished 2022 World Cup venue.Kumar died in hospital of a cardiac arrest. Three other Indians employed on World Cup sites have died of heart attacks in the last 18 months, according to a 2016 report by Qatar’s World Cup organizing body, the Supreme Committee for Legacy and Delivery.The Supreme Committee said in an emailed statement that findings showed Kumar’s death was due to natural causes.LABOUR CONDITIONS UNDER SCRUTINYConditions for workers from India, Nepal and Bangladesh powering a $200 billion infrastructure upgrade for the World Cup have come under scrutiny from rights groups, who say the migrants live in squalor and work without proper access to water and shelter from the sun.The Gulf Arab Kingdom says it is implementing labour reforms and last year hired a British consulting firm to assess working conditions on stadiums in an effort to improve transparency.”We are deeply saddened that one of our workers recently passed away while off-duty. Our sympathies are with his family at this time,” said the Supreme Committee statement.It said Qatar’s recent partnering with a university to improve workers’ nutrition showed a commitment to the well-being of World Cup workers.advertisementQatar’s government has denied claims there are higher instances of heart attacks among construction workers and does not publish independently verified statistics on worker-related injuries and fatalities.Autopsies and post-mortems on people who die sudden and unexpected deaths are forbidden by Qatari law unless a crime is suspected.”Workers dying suddenly from heart attacks is something we hear about often, the causes are not always clear. But we’re moving now into the hottest time of the year when the risk of fatality increases,” Gulf labour researcher Mustafa Qadri said on Thursday.”When a worker dies, Qatar needs to get to the bottom of what happened. People’s lives are in danger.”Dozens of construction workers from Nepal and India working on Khalifa Stadium were housed in squalid accommodation and barred from leaving the country by employers, Amnesty International said in a report in 2016.ALSO READ | FIFA sued over abuse of migrant workers for Qatar World Cup ALSO WATCH | ‘Mission 11 Million’ launched to promote 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup to be held in India
AEK earned a shock late winner in Moscow against Spartak to book their place in the Europa League playoff round, while Apollon were knocked out by Grasshopper in extra-time.After the 1-1 draw in Larnaca last week, AEK looked keen to absorb pressure in the hope of squeezing out a chance on the counter.Spartak full-back Kombarov created the first two good chances on the left with crosses to Yeshchenkoto and then Ze Luis, but neither were able to guide their efforts on goal.For all of Spartak’s pressure, AEK never looked overly threatened, other than on when Zobnin’s effort from the edge of the box needed to be tipped wide by Ruben Mino.Just when it looked as though the clock was against AEK, on 89 minutes, a defence-splitting cross-field pass found Trickovski unmarked who then slotted through the legs of Rebrov to give the Cypriots a historic and unthinkable qualification.Apollon needed a win after conceding in the final moments of the first leg against Grasshopper, but it was the visitors who were asking the questions in the first half.On 19 minutes, the Swiss side thought they had grabbed the opener, when an in-swinging corner was headed into the roof of the net, but the referee adjudged that the goalkeeper had been impeded.As far as chances go, none could come more clearer than the one Grasshopper’s Andersen spurned – played in by a majestic Kallstrom disguised pass, the Dane smashed well over the bar from ten yards,.Nobody was quite sure just how Apollon got to the break at 0-0, with Grasshopper hitting the crossbar twice in quick succession with powerful headers.Moments after Angeli had a perfectly good goal ruled out, Apollon took the lead when substitute Papoulis’ corner was thumped home by Paolo Vinicius.Despite missing that guilt-edged chance in the first half, Andersen made amends on 77 minutes after superbly bringing the ball down on the chest before slotting between the legs of Vale.Apollon needed to score to stay alive and had returning captain Papoulis to thank with a fine finish on the turn to make it 2-1 on the night, 3-3 on aggregate, sending the game to extra-time.Guie, after seeing a powerful header saved in the opening minutes of extra-time saved, made no mistake soon after when he put his side 3-1 ahead (4-3 overall) via the post.However, there would be another twist as, minutes later, Caio turned Angeli before finishing well to give the Swiss ahead on away goals. Gjorgjev confirmed Apollon’s exit in the last minute, making it 3-3 (4-5 aggregate).Source: cyprus-mail.comTweetPinShare0 Shares
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and Luka Doncic never really squared off in their first head-to-head matchup, with the enormous exception of one game-deciding moment.The established All-Star drove the lane.The rising All-Star had no chance to stop him.There will be plenty of Giannis vs. Luka moments before their NBA careers are all said and done, but the first one came on Monday and it absolutely went Antetokounmpo’s way. His dunk over Doncic with 2:50 left was a punctuation mark of sorts in Milwaukee’s 116-106 win over Dallas, a game that featured a top international candidate for MVP this season against the very likely international rookie of the year.Antetokounmpo finished the dunk with a stare-down of Doncic. If there was a message in there, Antetokounmpo wasn’t saying.“Just a dunk,” Antetokounmpo said. “It was a momentum play.”Doncic — to the 19 year-old’s credit — was poised enough afterward to acknowledge that he’s still got a lot of room to grow before he consistently gets to Antetokounmpo’s level.“He’s a great, great player,” Doncic said. “He’s talked (about as) an MVP of this league. He’s becoming one of the best players in this league.”The dunk didn’t certify that.But it did ensure the game didn’t slip away.Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (77) shoots between Milwaukee Bucks’ Eric Bledsoe (6) and Tony Snell during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)Antetokounmpo led everybody with 31 points, and grabbed 15 rebounds. Doncic became the second teenager in NBA history with a triple-double — finishing with 18 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists — and still wasn’t impressed with himself, because it came in a loss and in a game in which he shot 6 for 17 from the floor.“A triple-double from a rookie is pretty impressive,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said.The Bucks gave Antetokounmpo a quick rest with about 5 minutes left in the fourth, up by 11.A minute later, Dallas was within six. Thus ending the rest and setting the stage for the monster dunk.Milwaukee called time to get Antetokounmpo back into the game, and moments later he found Malcolm Brogdon on an impressive pass from the high post for a reverse layup. Doncic got Brogdon — a tough defender — to bite on a shot fake and turned that into a three-point play with 3:05 left, only to have Antetokounmpo drive the lane for the over-Doncic slam on the ensuing Milwaukee possession.Game over. There was time left, but the dunk sealed this one.“I am happy for my triple-double,” Doncic said. “But I would prefer the win for sure.”He’ll have plenty more chances, and odds are, the world will be watching many of them. Greece and Slovenia are allies, officially, but Antetokounmpo won Round 1 of this basketball showdown. He prevailed despite Doncic’s triple-double — that came with him at 19 years, 327 days old, just 10 days older than Markelle Fultz was when he had one last season.Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) reacts after a dunk during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)And their starry matchup that could be must-see TV for years to come was one of many international ties in this one.Dirk Nowitzki — drafted by the Bucks 21 years ago, part of the prearranged deal worked out for Milwaukee to choose him and send him to the Mavs for Robert “Tractor” Traylor — was available for Dallas, but didn’t play. Doncic is making daily headlines in Slovenia. Greek fans tweeted about Antetokounmpo sharing the floor during a pregame workout with his brother, Mavs rookie Kostas Antetokounmpo, who is still waiting to make his in-game NBA debut.“It’s great that they get a chance to be in the same building, both in uniform for opposing teams,” Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. “I think it must really be a nice thing for Giannis to have his little brother there, so it’s pretty cool.”The brothers chatted in courtside seats about 90 minutes before the game, posed for some photos, then left the arena together along with their mother.“I wish I’d played against him,” Giannis Antetokounmpo said. “But those few moments that we spent before the game and during the game and after the game, they were amazing.”James Harden’s scoring tear of late for Houston might have him back on top in the MVP race, but Antetokounmpo is still right there. He illustrates where the NBA game is now: As on-court schemes change, the European players are feeling more at home half a world away from their homelands. Antetokounmpo is a chiseled product who seems to still be getting better. Doncic arrived polished, but hardly is done developing.The Bucks belong to Giannis. Soon, if not already, the Mavs will belong to Luka.Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic reacts to a call during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)“It has been fun to be a part of,” said Nowitzki, who hails from Germany. “It’s fun to watch some of the European guys come in and not only be on the team, but be franchise players and go-to guys. It has been amazing to watch.”Odds are, the next Giannis-Luka moment will be amazing as well.___By TIM REYNOLDS , AP Basketball WriterTim Reynolds is a national basketball writer for The Associated Press. 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Cardiff City need players willing to fight “in the trenches” to stave off relegation from the Premier League, manager Neil Warnock said after Tuesday’s damaging 3-0 defeat by Everton.Gylfi Sigurdsson and Dominic Calvert-Lewin were both on target as Everton won at the Cardiff City Stadium, leaving the Welsh side a point and a place above the relegation zone.Cardiff could find themselves back in the bottom three by the time they take the field at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday, with Southampton, who are a place below them, hosting second-bottom Fulham later on Wednesday.”I know my team for the Wolves game and I want people who will be in the trenches because I was let down by one or two tonight,” Warnock told reporters. “I’m not going to throw the towel in and I’ll make sure we’re ready.”After beating Bournemouth and Southampton in succession to lift themselves out of the relegation zone following the death of new signing Emiliano Sala in a plane crash last month, Cardiff have now lost two matches in a row.”We’ve got to make our own luck,” Warnock added. “We’ve got 10 games left, difficult games, and people will probably be rubbing their hands now at playing us, but as I’ve said to the lads we’re not going down without a fight.”Also Watch:
Perjury charges against Liverpool and Croatia defender Dejan Lovren have been dropped, a Croatian court has confirmed.The centre-back was alleged to have provided a false testimony in the trial of former Dinamo Zagreb director Zdravko Mamic in September 2017 but a Zagreb court dropped the charges on Monday.Mamic was sentenced to six-and-a-half years in prison for corruption last June, with a court ruling he had made illegal profits on player transfers. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Lovren maintained his innocence throughout the case, releasing a statement via social media when he was charged.”I want to say this to all, especially to my family, friends, supporters in my homeland, my club’s fans in England, I am innocent,” Lovren posted on Instagram.”I didn’t commit any criminal offence. I am proud of my life, every step of my life, everything that my family and I have created. No one can dirty that. No media, malicious people, nothing.”Real Madrid’s Ballon d’Or-winning midfielder Luka Modric was charged with perjury in relation to the same case. His charges were dropped last month. Lovren is working his way back from a hamstring injury for Premier League leaders Liverpool.Having returned to full training last week, he may be in contention for a return to the team for their Wednesday match against Leicester City. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Editors’ Recommendations Is it possible to day-drink during brunch without having a Bloody Mary? Okay, sure, you could stick to mimosas or boatloads of cheap beer, but nothing says “I plan on drinking until the sun goes down” like a good Bloody Mary. Not only do they contain a slew of vitamins and nutrients, but they can be customized to fulfill your weirdest wishes and desires (including topping your drink with a whole fried chicken). Like your drink spicy? Toss some hot sauce or a hot pepper in there. The Bloody Mary is the epitome of Walt Disney’s famous saying, “If you can dream it, you can do it.”The problem, though, is that if you’re hungover, the last thing you probably want to think about it actually having to make your own Bloody Mary mix. A Bloody Mary, while delicious, can be a labor-intensive drink — especially when you are in a position where even the thought of sunlight makes you want to throw up.That is where the store-bought mix comes in. You can find literally hundreds of types of Bloody Mary mixes, from the conventional to the insane, and everything in between.So that you don’t have to, we dug in and determined ten of the best Bloody Mary mixes that you should try out. While none of them will beat a good, home-made Bloody Mary, sometimes even the best mixologists need a little help. (And if hair of the dog isn’t your chosen route, here is how to cure a hangover.)Zing ZangZing Zang is a staple mix for most people. Not too much going on flavor-wise (everything you expect, nothing you don’t), so it’s perfect for those that like to pimp out their Bloody Marys with all sorts of stuff, or whatever you happen to have it on hand.Sip ItMr. & Mrs. T’s Bold & Spicy Bloody Mary MixAnother staple of the Bloody Mary mix world, Mr. & Mrs. T’s comes in a variety of flavors, catering to most Bloody Mary palates. We’ve chosen the Bold & Spicy because it helps to take the guesswork out of adding seasoning after you’ve poured the mix.Sip ItSuckerpunch Gourmet Bloody Mary MixKnown for their pickles and salsas as much as their Bloody Mary mix, Suckerpunch offers up both a Regular and a Bold & Spicy version. We’ve gone with the plain here as the spice characteristics in the Bold version is a little too garlic-y for our tastes.Sip ItFinest Call Loaded Bloody Mary MixIf you find yourself making your homemade Bloody Marys with V8 and not tomato juice, this mix is for you. Multiple vegetables are added to the tomato, lemon, and spices, giving a nice, round flavor on its own.Sip ItMajor Peters Hot & Spicy Bloody Mary MixA fairly full-flavored mix on its own, Major Peters kicks up their own recipe with a hot and spicy version. While it may not be as spicy as people who love hot stuff are used to, it still packs a decent punch — enough to wake you up some on a lazy Sunday afternoon. As a bonus, Major Peters is sold in 64-ounce jugs.Sip ItMcClure’s Bloody Mary MixMcClure’s is a brand known for their pickles, so if you like salty, briny goodness, this mix is for you. The pickle flavor, to those that don’t truly love pickles, will be overwhelming. However, a little extra sodium should help that hangover.Sip ItCharleston Bold & Spicy Bloody Mary MixWhile Charleston has a milder flavor, you’ll want to go with the bold here. Using all-natural ingredients that include sea salt, apple cider vinegar, and a habanero pepper mash, this concoction is rightfully one of the best mixes to come out of the South.Sip ItCutwater Spirits Spicy Bloody Mary MixYou probably already know Ballast Point for their beers (including the oh-so-delicious Grapefruit Sculpin), but you may not be aware of the brands liquor-centric off-shoot, Cutwater Spirits, which makes a top-notch Bloody Mary mix. If you’re feeling extra hungover, you can get it pre-mixed in a can.Sip ItV8 Bloody Mary MixIf you’ve ever had a glass of Campbell’s V8 before (or used it when you didn’t have true Bloody Mary mix around), you pretty much know what you’re getting with their Bloody Mary mix. It is a solid option if you are looking for quantity, as a 46-ounce jug will run you less than five bucks.Sip ItMiss Mary’s Morning ElixirCrafted in small batches with no MSG, gluten, corn syrup, or major allergens, Miss Mary’s Morning Elixir is a great option if you’ve got some folks in your party that would respond negatively to any of the aforementioned. Miss Mary’s comes in three flavors — Original, Bold & Spicy, and Thick & Savory — so you’ve got a few options. Our favorite of the three is the Original, though the Bold & Spicy comes in a close second.Sip ItDemitri’s Extra Horseradish Bloody Mary SeasoningDemitri’s Bloody Mary Seasoning is a little bit of a departure from the other mixes on this menu. Instead of being an all-inclusive bottle, this seasoning is used in conjunction with tomato juice (and your spirit of choice) to make a Bloody Mary. We’ve gone with the Extra Horseradish version because of the extra zing it adds to every Bloody Mary.Sip ItArticle originally published on November 17, 2016. Last updated to include more of the best bloody mary mix options. 10 Best Crime Documentaries on Netflix Right Now The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now 10 Classic Vodka Cocktail Recipes You Can Mix at Home The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now
zoom London-based oil and gas major BP and China Huadian Corporation (Huadian) have signed a sale and purchase agreement for BP to sell Huadian up to 1 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) per year worth up to USD 10 billion over the next 20 years.The agreement was one of several signed in London during this week’s visit to the UK by China’s President Xi Jinping, and signed in the presence of President Xi and UK Prime Minister David Cameron.“This marks another long-term LNG supply deal between BP and Chinese buyers and it will play an important role in enhancing China’s energy diversification and supporting its economic growth,” said Bob Dudley, BP Group Chief Executive.“Not only does it strengthen China’s connections to BP and the UK as global trading partners, it also supports China’s commitment to improving its air quality and reducing its emissions through the use of lower carbon fuels.”Huadian is one of the five largest state-owned power generation companies in China and the country’s largest gas-fired power generator.“We expect China’s energy production to rise 47 percent and its consumption to grow 60 percent by 2035, making it the world’s largest energy importer,” said Edward Yang President of BP China.“This agreement with Huadian further demonstrates BP’s long term commitment to helping China diversify its energy supply and improve air quality. We are pleased to serve as China’s trusted energy partner, now and in the future.”
-30- LUNENBURG COUNTY: Highway 103 Highway 103 between Exit 6 and Exit 7 at Hubbards and East River, is closed because of a traffic collision. There is a detour on Trunk 3. It’s expected this section will be closed for about six hours. Local Area Office: 902-275-3221 Fax: 902-275-3579
More than 300 delegates will come together in Halifax on Oct. 20 for a one-day conference on the business case for sustainability. The second Power of Green conference will be hosted by the Department of Economic Development at the Cunard Centre. It will offer a unique opportunity for business executives, industry professionals, policy makers, community leaders and others to share and learn about the challenges and opportunities of sustainable economic development. “Building on the success of last year’s event, the conference will emphasize the importance of sustainable practices for protecting our environment and creating a healthy economy,” said Economic Development Minister Angus MacIsaac. “It’s more than dialogue. It’s about small changes that make a difference and have a positive impact on the bottom line. It’s also about encouraging action through sharing ideas and innovations.” The conference is inspired by the province’s economic growth strategy, Opportunities for Sustainable Prosperity, a vital companion to the Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act. This summer, Mr. MacIsaac and Environment Minister Mark Parent toured the province to discuss the economic value of environmental management and protection. They gained further insight into sustainable business innovations taking place in communities across Nova Scotia, such as energy conservation projects and operational improvements that minimize environmental impact and create greater efficiency and productivity. The ministers finished their tour earlier today, meeting with community and business leaders and visiting local businesses in Bridgewater. Featured keynote speakers for the Power of Green conference include Lester Brown, founder and president of Earth Policy Institute, and Barbara Stymiest, chief operating officer of the RBC Financial Group. Ms. Stymiest is one of eight executives responsible for setting strategic direction for RBC, which is recognized for its demonstrated leadership in sustainability. The Washington Post calls Mr. Brown one of the world’s most influential thinkers. Author of Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization, Mr. Brown has been analyzing the interaction between global environmental and economic trends for more than forty years. He will discuss issues from global warming to the impact of unstable governments on the global society. “Considering the current climate, global trends and the economic challenges we are faced with, we must all play a role in protecting our environment and use sustainable practices,” said Mr. Brown. “This conference is about making necessary changes that will affect humankind.” Conference partners include government departments and private sector sponsors. Early registration rates are available until Sept. 29. They are $250 for businesses and government, and $180 for students and environmental and other non-governmental groups. For more information on the conference or to register, visit www.thepowerofgreen.ca
Willow FiddlerAPTN NewsSome local educators and business owners in Thunder Bay want to make the city a more welcoming place for Indigenous students.So they came up with “wake the giant,” a new project aimed to do just that.Thunder bay is known for its landmark sleeping giant or Nanabizhoo in Anishinabemowin.It’s also known for racism against Indigenous people.But there’s a community of local educators and businesses hoping to change that.“The rest of Canada, all of Canada, thinks of Thunder Bay in that way,” says Greg Chomut, a teacher at Dennis Franklin Cromarty high school in Thunder Bay. “For our students their parents are scared to send their kids here, for our students they’re scared to come here to begin with.”Chomut has been a teacher here for 11 years.He says First Nation students often experience racism in stores and businesses.“An example would be that students have told me is being followed around, being suspected of shoplifting,” he says.Chomut says those experiences, along with the negative media spotlight on the city in recent years has taken its toll.And he wants to help give a voice to those who are ready for change.“What the stickers represent is that any business, public space that has that is a safe place and an inviting place for Indigenous people,” he says.“So that they know they are welcome there.”More than 100 businesses have already signed up to participate in Wake the Giant program.“We’re born and raised in Thunder Bay and we just feel it’s time for change and everyone should be welcomed in our community,” says Hailey Hollinsworth of Ungali Clothing.The Ungali Clothing company is making the Wake the Giant tshirts and donating the sales to the initiative.Grade 12 student Shawnda Mamakwa from Kingfisher Lake First Nation says it’s important to have the community come together.“They’ll keep their parents, their parents that are in the community at ease as there’s a lot of things happening here in Thunder Bay like racism and discrimination and such and I think this will put their families at ease that there’s a lot of like a support system,” she says.Organizers say their goal is to have 150 businesses participate.“When they’re walking down the street, if they see these logos lining the street in every store they know that everybody there, everybody in those buildings is wanting them here in the city, they’re welcome and it’s about feeling that,” says Chomut.firstname.lastname@example.org@willowblasizzo
Rabat – Amid calls to preserve the Islamic identity of the country, local authorities have decided to cancel Morocco’s first Festival for Alcoholic Beverages, scheduled to take place from October 8 to November 8, in Casablanca.Last week, the Moroccan company “Brasseries du Maroc”, which has been malting and brewing alcoholic beverages by the French enterprise “Brasseries et Glacières Internationales” (BGI Group) since its foundation in 1919, announced the organization of a beer festival in Casablanca.Meanwhile, a press release issued this Monday by the Wilaya of Casablanca said it had contacted “Brasseries du Maroc”and banned the event. The Wilaya also ordered the company to stop the festival’s advertising campaign immediately and remove all posters promoting the event due to non-compliance with regulations and legal procedures.This decision follows requests from groups to ban the festival in order to preserve the Islamic identity of Morocco. The Attawhid wa lIslah movement (Uniqueness and Reform), which is a branch of the Islamist Justice and Development Party that heads the government, has openly opposed the festival.In a press release issued on Sunday, the movement labeled the festival as a “bold step that is incompatible with the country’s Islamic identity and values.”The release stressed that the festival is provocative to Moroccans and pointed out that local authorities, which granted the authorization for the event must be “held responsible.”Islam takes an uncompromising stand in prohibiting intoxicants. It forbids Muslims from drinking or even selling alcohol.The general rule in Islam is that any beverage that makes people intoxicated when consumed is deemed forbidden , both in small and large quantities, whether it is alcohol, drugs, fermented raisin drink, etc.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission
10 September 2007More than 7,000 cases of acute diarrhoea have so far been reported in the cholera epidemic in northern Iraq, putting over 2.8 million people at risk from exposure to the infectious and sometimes fatal disease, according to the United Nations health agency. The UN World Health Organization (WHO) is taking emergency measures to help the Kurdistan authorities in Sulemaniya, Kirkuk and Erbil provinces contain the epidemic. Ten people are so far reported to have died.“We still need different materials to control this pandemic such as drugs and medical supplies, diagnostic and enteric disease bacteriology kits, water testing kits, awareness and communications tools and equipment,” WHO Technical officer Omer Mekki said. “We are doing our best effort to lead the UN emergency aid in north Iraq.”All evidence suggests that transmission is still circulating. It is unclear what caused the outbreak, but initial investigation show some evidence that, in Sulemaniya, polluted water that residents were forced to rely on due to a shortage of drinking water may have been to blame. In Kirkuk, cracked water pipes allowed contamination by sewage, and because of the close geographic proximity the outbreak spread to Erbil, Dr. Mekki said.WHO is providing technical assistance to the health authorities for risk assessment, strengthening surveillance system and improving coordination through a multi-sectoral operations room in health, water and environment in the provincial ministry of health.The agency has also helped in standardizing case management, mobilizing medical and other essential supplies as well as in organizing social mobilization and health education campaigns where more than 10,000 posters distributed. The continuous movement of people and cargo, bad sanitary conditions and high temperatures may increase the possibility of spreading the disease rapidly to other areas such as Baghdad and the central provinces, Dr. Al- Gasseer warned. The WHO-Iraq office has ordered 10 emergency diarrhoea disease kits to pre-position adequate quantities of essential drugs as well as other medical and laboratory supplies in all hospitals and health centres. In addition, two truck loads of intravenous fluids and antibiotics are to be sent Erbil.Cholera is an acute intestinal infection caused by ingestion of food or water contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. It causes watery diarrhoea that can quickly lead to severe dehydration and death if treatment is not promptly given. About 80 to 90 per cent of cases are mild or moderate and are difficult to distinguish clinically from other types of acute diarrhoea. Less than 20 per cent of ill people develop typical cholera with signs of moderate or severe dehydration.
Damage is estimated at $1 million in a house fire on Kintyre Court in Caledonia on Wednesday afternoon. (David Ritchie/Contributed photo) David Ritchie / Contributed photo Fire destroyed two houses in Caledonia on successive days this week.On Tuesday at 8:12 p.m., Haldimand OPP, firefighters and paramedics responded to Kinross Street for a house fire, which was extinguished using aerial trucks.Damage is estimated at $800,000.A 54-year-old man was transported to hospital for possible smoke inhalation. Firefighters rescued a dog and a cat from the structure.The fire is believed to have been started in the attached garage due to a motorcycle with mechanical issues. Two neighbouring homes also were damaged.On Wednesday, Haldimand OPP were called to a fire that destroyed a home on Kintyre Court.A woman and two children were able to safely get out of the home.Haldimand firefighters say they believe the fire started in the attached garage.A neighbouring home also was damaged.Damage is estimated at $1 million.
In Kuwait City, Secretary-General Ban meets with the Amir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. UN Photo/E. Debebe On a Middle East tour aimed at helping to bring about a ceasefire between Israelis and Palestinians, Secretary-General Ban meets with Qatar’s Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani. UN Photo/E. Debebe “Palestinians and Israelis deserve freedom – freedom from siege, rockets, missiles, artillery and airstrikes. They deserve a future of hope, peace and justice,” Mr. Ban said during a press encounter with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Hassan Shokry Selim.Mr. Ban is on the third leg of a regional visit aimed at expressing solidarity with Israelis and Palestinians and to help them end the violence. The trip, which began on Sunday, has already taken the United Nations chief to Qatar and Kuwait and will also include stops in Jerusalem, Ramallah and Amman as part of efforts to encourage a durable ceasefire.“This is a time of profound challenge in the region,” said the Secretary-General. “Yet again, too many civilians, including so many children, are paying the price for the latest escalation. The images we see sear the soul.”The violence has already claimed the lives of several hundred Palestinians and around 25 Israelis. The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) announced that the number of people seeking refuge with the Agency, which has opened nearly 70 shelters, has now exceeded 100,000. “This is a watershed moment for UNRWA, now that the number of people seeking refuge with us is more than double the figure we saw in the 2009 Gaza conflict. We are seeing a huge wave of accelerated displacement because of the Israeli ground offensive,” said UNRWA spokesperson Chris Gunness. The Secretary-General stressed today that the violence must stop, and it must stop now. “All sides must provide the necessary space to aid the victims, assist the wounded, and extend the relief to trapped civilians. These immediate steps should open the door to a more permanent ceasefire,” he stated.Also, it is not enough to simply return to where things stood before the latest round of bloodshed. “Going back to the status quo ante won’t solve the problem, it will only defer it for another day. It will not stop the bloodshed, it will make it even worse the next time the cycle rolls over the people of Gaza and plagues the people of Israel,” said Mr. Ban.“Gaza is an open wound and Band-Aids won’t help,” he added. “There must be a plan after the aftermath that allows Gaza to breathe and heal.” In addition to the Foreign Minister, Mr. Ban met in Cairo with the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, as well as with United States Secretary of State John Kerry. Tomorrow morning, before leaving Egypt, the Secretary-General is expected to meet with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi. On the first leg of his Middle East visit to express solidarity with Israelis and Palestinians and help bring about a ceasefire, Secretary-General Ban meets in Doha with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. UN Photo/E. Debebe ‹› Speaking before his meeting with Mr. Kerry, the Secretary-General said he hoped their joint efforts will make a great contribution to ongoing mediation efforts by the parties in the region to end the violence.“Our joint efforts are rooted in three mutually reinforcing efforts,” said Mr. Ban. These are finding a way to stop the violence; urging the parties to return to dialogue; and addressing the root causes of the crisis. During his stop in Kuwait earlier today, Mr. Ban held discussions with the Amir, Sheikh Sabah al-Hamad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and thanked him for his leadership role in the Arab League. He also stressed that a ceasefire was not enough and that the root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict had to be addressed. Mr. Ban added that efforts should be made to strengthen the Palestinian government of national unity, led by President Mahmoud Abbas, by encouraging an internal Palestinian dialogue. The Amir updated the Secretary-General on his recent meeting with Hamas leader Khaled Mashal, who had been in Kuwait the previous day. The two also discussed the political and humanitarian situation in Iraq, with the Secretary-General thanking the Amir for Kuwait’s $10 million donation towards the UN’s humanitarian work in Iraq.While in Kuwait, the Secretary-General also met the Foreign Minister, Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. In addition to discussing the situation in Gaza and Iraq, they also reviewed the current crisis in Libya.
DENVER — J.T. Compher and Mikko Rantanen scored 45 seconds apart late in the third period, and the Colorado Avalanche rallied to beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Saturday night.Rantanen also had an assist, and Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and an assist for the Avalanche. Colorado has won four in a row and is 6-0-1 in its last seven games.Rantanen leads the NHL in points (38) and assists (28), while MacKinnon is second in points with 35.Radek Faska and Jamie Benn had goals, Alexander Radulov had two assists and Anton Khudobin stopped 33 shots for the Stars. Dallas has lost three of its last four and couldn’t get a win in coach Jim Montgomery’s return to Denver. Montgomery coached Denver University for five seasons and led the Pioneers to the 2017 national championship.The Stars trailed 1-0 when Faska and Benn scored in a span of 3:31 to give Dallas a 2-1 lead with 4:57 left. The Avalanche tied it on Compher’s goal at 17:18.Colorado got the tiebreaker when Rantanen knocked in Erik Johnson’s rebound at 18:03 of the third period for his 10th goal. Semyon Varlamov stopped a furious rally in the crease in the final seconds and finished with 27 saves.The Avalanche scored after Dallas killed off the first of two Colorado power plays in the second period. Gabe Landeskog controlled the puck down low and floated a pass to Rantanen at the bottom of the right circle. Rantanen sent a pass to the other side of the crease to MacKinnon, who beat Khudobin on the short side at 13:11.It was his 15th of the season.NOTES: Compher has three goals in the last two games after missing 16 games with a head injury. … The Avalanche hosted two survivors of the bus crash in April that killed 16 members of the Humboldt Broncos of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. Defenceman Ryan Straschnitzki and goaltender Jacob Wasserman were honoured before the game and participated in the ceremonial puck drop. … Colorado forward Sven Andrighetto was a healthy scratch for the second straight game. He played in three games after missing six with an injury.UP NEXT:Dallas: Continues its four-game road trip at Edmonton on Tuesday night.Colorado: Travels to Nashville on Tuesday night.___More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/tag/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsMichael Kelly, The Associated Press
BOSTON — Frans Nielsen scored his first goal of the season to break a tie with 8:07 left in the third period and Jimmy Howard made 37 saves, lifting the surging Detroit Red Wings past the Boston Bruins 4-2 on Saturday night.Tyler Bertuzzi and Dylan Larkin had second-period goals, and Gustav Nyquist added an empty-netter for the Red Wings, who improved 11-4-1 in their last 16 games after opening the season with just one win (1-7-2) in their first 10.David Backes and Ryan Donato had Boston’s goals, and Tuukka Rask stopped 22 shots. The Bruins lost for just the third time in 12 home games this season.Nielsen, positioned in the slot, tipped Danny Dekeyser’s shot from the left point for his first goal since March 27th.Howard and Rask nearly squared off during a second-period scrum, but were stopped by the referees.Trailing 2-1 with the Bruins on a power play, Donato took a perfect cross-ice feed from David Pastrnak and beat Howard with a wrister inside the left post.Recalled from the minors before Thursday’s win over the New York Islanders after being sent down on Nov. 1, Donato scored the lone goal in the shootout.The Red Wings tied it 1-1 early in the second period when Bertuzzi tipped a shot over Rask.They took a 2-1 edge with 2:24 left in the period on Larkin’s power-play goal. Seconds after Anthony Mantha fired a shot squarely off the right post, Larkin scored off a rebound out of a scramble with Rask down in front of the crease.The Bruins had jumped ahead 1-0 on a gift goal late in the closing seconds of the opening period when Backes backhanded the puck toward the goal from along the boards and it hit Detroit defenceman Dennis Cholowski’s stick before bouncing over Howard into the net.Play became chippy late in the second period and escalated to both goaltenders leaving the crease and trying to square off during the scrum in front of the benches.It started when Boston’s Brad Marchand and Bertuzzi were jawing behind play and became heated when Marchand slashed at Howard’s blocker as the goalie was skating off for a delayed penalty. At that point, Howard tried to get at Marchand and Rask attempted skate at Howard. Both threw off their gloves and blockers, but one referee each grabbed a goalie as the rest on the ice paired off without any punches thrown.NOTES: Bruins D Charlie McAvoy gave an update during the first intermission on his concussion that’s sidelined him since mid-October. “I’m progressing well,” he said. He started skating with the team again in November, but didn’t give any idea when he’d be back, only saying “it’s still a day at a time.” … Boston D Brandon Carlo was back in the lineup after missing nine games with an undisclosed upper-body injury. . Detroit D Trevor Daley was sidelined with a lower-body injury he sustained in the last game. … Boston C David Krejci got up slowly and skated to the bench after a hard hit, but he returned for his next shift.UP NEXTRed Wings: Host Colorado on Sunday.Bruins: At Florida on Tuesday, their first of two straight road games in the Sunshine state.___More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsKen Powtak, The Associated Press
A murder investigation has been launched after a 22-year-old man died and two others were injured after reports of multiple stabbings on Halloween night.The men, all aged in their 20s, were found on Gloucester Road in Croydon, south London, shortly after 8pm.Two men, aged 27 and 21, were transferred to hospital in a serious condition while another died at the scene. Chief Superintendent Andy Tarrant, responsible for policing in Croydon, said: “Whilst colleagues from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating last night’s fatal stabbing, my officers will be carrying out patrols across the borough to provide reassurance to the community.”I would personally like to reassure people that attacks of this nature are rare and we are doing everything we can to catch those responsible.”Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8721 4054 or via 101. To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org. Officers in Croydon tweeted earlier on Monday evening: “Units responding to reports of multiple stabbings on Gloucester Road. Expect road closures and delays in the area.”They added later: “A murder investigation has been started at Gloucester Road after this incident.”A Scotland Yard spokesman said no arrests had been made in connection with the attack. A murder investigation has been started at Gloucester Road after this incident #Croydoncops https://t.co/aT2eXBuUty— Croydon MPS (@MPSCroydon) October 31, 2016 Units responding to reports of multiple stabbings on Gloucester Road. Expect road closures and delays in the area #Croydoncops pic.twitter.com/1v0rgwcnVQ— Croydon MPS (@MPSCroydon) October 31, 2016 Police said a fourth man, 22, presented himself to a south London hospital with stab injuries.The dead man has not been formally identified and next of kin were being informed, the Met said. A post-mortem examination is due to be held today. 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.
The latest issue of International Mining Project News, out today, has reports on 20 prefeasibility studies, 16 feasibility studies, 27 projects in development, three new mines that have gone into production, nine existing mines that are expanding, four merger and acquisition announcements, and many new appointments to new positions. The report covers 31 gold projects, 11 iron ore and copper projects, 10 silver projects, seven covering coal, six each on zinc and lead, three rare earth and uranium projects, two heavy mineral sands, vanadium, titanium graphite, potash, and nickel, and one project each covering tin, boron, rhenium, molybdenum, diamonds, lithium and platinum. This fortnightly project watch is a great way of keeping up to date with your peers – other mining companies, other consultants or other engineering companies. These issues build into a global mine project overview. If you are a supplier – it is full of potential sales leads.Rathdowney Resources announced recently that preliminary metallurgical testing of mineralisation from its project Olza has been completed and has confirmed the initial “excellent metallurgical results” reported in the company’s March 12, 2013 news release. Rathdowney’s Olza zinc-lead-silver project is located 70 km northwest of Krakow in southern Poland. Results were confirmed on the bulk composite test which included a projected zinc recovery of 92% to a 58% zinc concentrate, a zinc concentrate assay of 179 g/t Ag, representing 83% recovery of silver; and a projected lead recovery of 90% or better to a lead concentrate assaying 70% Pb.Ferrowest has completed its current payment obligations under the Sale and Purchase Agreement with Ngalia Resources to acquire up to 60% of the Yalyirimbi iron ore project in the Northern Territory, Australia. An inferred resource estimate of 14.1 Mt of haematite at 27.1%Fe classified and reported in accordance with the JORC Code is already established. Planning is now underway for Ferrowest to complete a diamond drilling program in the September quarter that is expected to lift the resource estimate category to the required level. Additional RC drill planning is also underway for a follow up program in the fourth quarter, which is aimed at further increasing the resource base. Building on the Scoping Study previously completed by Ngalia, Ferrowest has commenced reviewing project design parameters, project costing and economics with a view to optimising the project’s design and cost estimates.Azumah Resources advises that the feasibility study update for the Wa gold project in northwest Ghana is well on-track to deliver a material increase in mineral reserves on the back of a substantial expansion of the Julie deposit. This will support the company’s objective of establishing a de-risked, development-ready, higher production, higher grade and lower cost project. The company also announces that the Ghana Minerals Commission has recommended to Ghana’s Minister of Lands and Natural Resources that Azumah be granted two Mining Leases covering the project’s Kunche-Bepkong and Julie deposits. This is a major milestone for the project and demonstrates the high level of in-country support for the project, which also includes installing grid power directly to the mine site and the granting of a water extraction licence.Astur Gold Corp has commenced a DFS on the Salave gold project in Northern Spain. The DFS will focus on a lower tonnage, higher grade operation with substantially lower capital cost and expected lower operating cost than previously announced in the PEA completed by Golder Associates, dated February 12, 2011. The DFS is expected to be completed by the end of Q1 2014. The DFS, following internal optimisation work completed by the company and its contractors, will be based upon underground-only mining via open stope mining methods, bulk backfill with development muck and paste fill, and processing via conventional flotation to produce a gold-rich concentrate for shipment to an independent smelter. The exclusion of pressure oxidation, cyanidation, and carbon-in-leach circuits will substantially reduce initial capital costs required for the project.Ressources Appalaches is on the path to gold production at Dufferin and announces the rehabilitation of the ramp access and completion of shotcreting the portal entrance. The company is now proceeding underground with rehabbing and continued dewatering activities. The rehabbed portal entrance has been christened as “Meguma Way” in recognition of the geological formation associated with Ressources Appalaches six surrounding claims; and which has also been associated with rich minerals deposits and gold mining operations in Nova Scotia during past generations.Also in Canada, Golden Band Resources has entered into a short-term cost plus contract with Procon Mining and Tunnelling whereby the contractor will provide pre-production and mine rehabilitation services for the company’s La Ronge gold projects. The Cost Plus Contract has a guaranteed maximum price of $20 million and will temporarily supercede the existing general services agreement between the company and the Kitsaki/Procon Joint Venture (see news release of February 11, 2010) until such time as mining operations are back at full capacity. The contract price includes the cost of work plus a contractor’s fee of up to 8% of cost for general and administrative expenses and up to 7% of cost for the contractor’s profit.African Minerals, the Africa-focused mining company operating the Tonkolili iron ore mine in Sierra Leone, has announced that, following the completion and commissioning of the high capacity second car dumper at Pepel Port, it has successfully achieved its target 20 Mt/y export run rate during Q2 2013 as per its previous guidance.Codelco is going ahead with its Rajo Inca project, which transforms its El Salvador underground copper mine into an open pit operation, extending its life by a minimum of 20 years. In an interview with El Mercurio Chief Financial Officer Ivan Arriagada said the mine, Codelco’s smallest and least profitable, is key for the company’s future plans. El Salvador is the main employer in Chile’s III region and, according to Arriagada, its still untapped copper reserves are worth the investment, a figure he did not disclose. Neither did he disclose when the project would commence. Codelco’s first-quarter production increased 3.2% to 385,000 t from 373,000 t in the same quarter of 2012. Despite this, Arriagada said it is too early to tell whether this would mean the company would beat its 2013 production target. Last year, Codelco produced nearly 1.7 Mt and this year it expects to surpass that figure.Contact email@example.com for subscription details, or go to http://corporate.im-mining.com/subscribeprojnews.asp
Caterpillar is set to add to its electric drive haul truck line, with two new ultra-class models being readied for launch.Cat already has the 794 AC (pictured) and 795F AC in electric drive, but the 796 AC and 798 AC haul trucks will soon be added to the platform, Caterpillar Senior Product Specialist Antonio Varela confirmed on a visit to the company’s Decatur truck manufacturing facility in Illinois on Tuesday.More details are expected later this week, but Varela confirmed the truck chassis will be a larger version of the 794 AC (previously the MT5300) chassis, which has been proven in the field at many mines.As the brand names indicate, the new machines will have a higher payload capacity than the 291 t 794 AC and the 327 t 795F AC.This development shows how the company is continuing to invest in both electric and mechanical drive options on even the largest of its haul trucks – a key differentiator for the company in the OEM space. It also indicates there is significant demand for electric drive at the top end of the haulage market.Cat’s ultra-class electric drive truck platform was established with the addition of the Unit Rig™ product line. This line came with the acquistion of Bucyrus back in 2011.
We know that the Android 4.0 version of CyanogenMod, dubbed CM9, is on the way, offering the latest and greatest of customization over the latest version of Android. Based off the Android Open Source Project, CyanogenMod 9 will be a re-imagining of Android 4.0 from the perspective of the settings crazed user that needs control of everything. Of the many new things on the way, a YouTube video has surfaced that gives us a look at the visual stylings of their latest boot animation.This video is the evolution of the CM7 animation, where the arrow would spin around and around the blue bugdroid on his skateboard. The origins of this icon go back to the recovery screen of Android 1.5, where the bugdroid was riding his skateboard.Some critics of overly animated boot screens complain that these boot screens are too resource heavy, possibly even a battery drainer. It remains to be seen whether or not this animation will have any negative affects on a device, but it is likely that the CyanogenMod team will be testing the animation thoroughly before it is available.A CyanogenMod insider tells us that the boot animation will come in phone- and tablet-optimized versions, and it is expected that this will be the boot animation seen when the stable builds for CyanogenMod 9 becomes available.