8 destinations you can head to this summer, without worrying about your pocket

first_imgWho doesn’t love holidays? And as soon as holidays start, plans for travelling take the front seat.Holidays are welcome holes in the pockets that make our life vivid and colorful. Going on holiday is groovy, but money can be a deterrent to many of us.We can’t spend half of our savings, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a flamboyant journey.Check out these cheapest destinations that can set you in the holiday mood without putting much weight in your pocket by Kapil Goswamy, Founder BigBreaks.com :VietnamMuch known among the tourist, Vietnam is still a budget friendly destination. You can easily spend a day with $10 in your pockets. This includes everything right from the hotel to beer. From Tai Chai to the rice terraces, colonial charm to motorcycle tours, there’s nothing you can miss in this attractive haven.PhilippinesThe Philippines is successful in attracting tourist this season. It definitely is a hot spot for the party. Like any Asian country, it offers an exciting cultural vibe with a touch of modernism. From underground caves to mud-water springs, water sports to hiking and kayaking, with almost 20 dollars a day!Also Read:Travelling on a budget? Here are some easy hacks to save money while holidaying HungaryLove Europe? Try Hungary! Those who want to feel the opulence of Europe with cheap money can visit Hungary. The old charm buildings and streets, gourmet pastries, hills, lake, strong liquor, can be enjoyed within 20 dollars.HondurasCosta Rica, Guatemala, and Nicaragua forget them if you’re looking for cheap holidays. Honduras is much skipped due its frightening image, but in actuality, it has a vibrant nightlife and hipster culture . Untouched beaches, captivating monuments and tasty cuisine, all can be bargained within $25 for a day!advertisementNew MexicoWant to visit an exciting, dynamic and cheap American place for a holiday? New Mexico is the place you’re searching. Sunny days, Alpine forest, wines, Chile, water springs, winter sports and outdoor trekking, will fill up your days.AshgabatCall it ‘the City of Love’, ‘the City of White Marble’, or ‘Strangest City in the World’, Ashgabat is another place to worth visit when planning to holiday in Asia. Golden domes, sandy desert, quirky streets, and LA like nightlife, are the stuff that defines this strange, but a cheap tourist destination. All with the price tag of $30 a day.GranadaGranada is famous for its perfect ‘postcard pretty’ image. Colonial buildings tinted in singular bright colors, jaw-dropping architecture marvels, sunlit weather beside cool water and a flavorsome mouthful dish is Granada’s specialty. That can be all yours for $20 for a day.Dominican RepublicFor the Caribbean lovers, Dominican Republic can be the next best and cheapest choice for the holiday. In the Dominican Republic, you need only $30 bucks a day to travel, eat, drink and sleep. Free coffee, banana boats, scuba diving, parasailing, white sands and Gourmet food, is only the first part of this subterranean charming place.There are still plenty of places where you can holiday with $30-50 a day namely Bosnia, Barcelona, Thrace, York, and much more. But the only way to make your trip cheaper at these budget-friendly places is to live, bargain, drink, eat and shop as locals!last_img read more

More than a thousand Juventus F.C. fans injured in stampede in Turin

first_imgMore than a thousand Juventus F.C. soccer fans watching the UEFA Champions League final on screens in one of Turin’s main squares late on Saturday were injured when loud bangs created panic and mayhem.Around 1,400 people were treated for slight injuries, Italian media reported. About seven people were seriously hurt, including a seven-year-old boy who was trampled.Thousands of fans had gathered to watch the UEFA Champions League final on a giant screen in San Carlo Square. The match, between Turin club Juventus and Real Madrid, was being played in Cardiff, Wales.During the second half of the match, which Real Madrid C.F. went on to win 4-1, video cameras showed a sudden rush in the middle of the crowd in San Carlo square, and then a violent surge that flung people against barriers.Many fans then began to run out of the centre of the square, screaming in fear.The panic may have been started by the explosion of a loud firecracker that was mistaken for a bomb, a Reuters witness said. Police were still investigating what set off the stampede.Afterwards shoes, beer bottles and bags littered the ground, people were seen limping and searching desperately for friends and relatives, the witness said.Police set up an information point to help people find their loved ones, including many children who had been separated from their parents.The mayor of Turin, Chiara Appendino, who had returned from watching the match in Cardiff, held a meeting with police on Sunday morning.advertisementShe was then due to visit the local hospital where the seven-year-old boy was being treated. His condition, after suffering injuries to his head and torso, is described as serious but stable.last_img read more

Asian Champions Trophy Hockey: India beat Japan to set up final vs Pakistan

first_imgDefending Champions India survived a scare to reach the final of the Asian Champions Trophy (ACT) hockey tournament in Muscat on Saturday.India defeated Asian Games gold medallist Japan 3-2 in the semi-finals to meet arch-rivals Pakistan in the final on Sunday.It turned out to be a tall task for the world No. 5 India to get past Japan against whom they had registered a convincing 9-0 win in the league stages.Young striker Gurjant Singh gave India the lead in the 19th minute with a fine reverse hit field goal before Japan equalised through Wakuri three minutes later from a penalty corner.After the change of ends, India restored their lead when Chinglensana Singh deflected in from a penalty corner in the 44th minute.Five minutes from the hooter Dilpreet Singh extended India’s lead with a superb field strike in the 55th minute.But India’s joy was shortlived as Japan reduced the margin a minute later when Zendana scored from a penalty corner to give serious threats to the Indians.But thereafter, the Indians defended well in numbers to thwart Japan’s challenge in the final few minutes to register the hard-fought win and a place in tomorrow’s final against arch-rivals Pakistan.Earlier in the day, two-time champions Pakistan defeated Malaysia 3-1 in the shootout after a 4-4 draw in regulation period of the the first semi-final to enter Sunday’s summit clash.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

10 months agoPSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot rejects Spurs approach

first_imgPSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot rejects Spurs approachby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot has resisted an offer from Tottenham.Rabiot has told Tottenham he won’t be coming – regardless of their offer.The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder isn’t interested in moving to London, Le 10 Sport reports.The 23-year-old is out of contract at PSG this summer but with Barcelona and Manchester City reported to be interested he won’t consider Spurs.Liverpool are also monitoring the situation but are well catered for in midfield. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Chief Justice Welcomes Re-Opening of Morant Bay Courthouse

first_imgChief Justice, Hon. Zaila McCalla, has welcomed the recent re-opening of the Morant Bay courthouse in St. Thomas. Speaking at a swearing-in ceremony for judges to the Supreme Court, held at King’s House on Monday (January 7), Mrs. McCalla said the re-opening of the newly constructed facility will now allow cases to be returned to that parish after more than five years. Matters before the St. Thomas Circuit Court were being held in Kingston for the past five years, following a 2007 fire which destroyed the Morant Bay courthouse. The facility was re-opened on Monday, December 3, by Acting Supreme Court judge, Sharon George. “That situation was most unsatisfactory and that has now been remedied. The intention is for the Resident Magistrate’s Court to also sit in one of the refurbished courtrooms,” the Chief Justice said. Mrs. McCalla noted that although the building is not yet fully completed, it is being put to use with the expectation that the remaining construction work will be concluded in short order. The new building was constructed at a cost of $45 million on lands donated by the National Works Agency.last_img read more

HCI Capital Expands Its Footprint in Shipping Industry

first_imgzoom Germany-based investment company HCI Capital has taken a further leap into the shipping industry with the acquisition of the compatriot shipping firm Ernst Russ GmbH & Co. KG.According to the company, the acquisition is taking place by means of a capital contribution in kind, which will increase the share capital of HCI Capital by EUR 6.2 million (USD 6.9 million) to EUR 32.4 million.With the acquisition of the 1893-founded Ernst Russ, HCI’s managed fleet and maritime services would be expanded, as “a fleet of seven container and four RoRo vessels” is expected to join their new owner.“The acquisition of Ernst Russ GmbH & Co. KG expands our managed fleet, completes our range of maritime services and underlines the consistency with which we are pursuing our strategy,” Jens Mahnke, Executive Board member at HCI Capital AG, said.Ernst Russ’ other investments include CombiTrade GmbH, an international shipyard agency, and an investment in the broking house Ernst Russ Shipbroker GmbH & Co. KG.“Ernst Russ Shipbroker GmbH & Co. KG will strengthen its service portfolio in the brokerage segment and CombiTrade GmbH will give the group privileged access to a large network of shipyards,” the company said.With the acquisition of Ernst Russ, HCI Group will have more than 40 ships under direct management and over 180 fund vessels managed by other shipping partners.last_img read more

The Latest Your Uber has arrived on Wall Street

NEW YORK — The Latest on ride-hailing giant Uber’s initial public stock offering (all times local):9:30 a.m.With a ring of the opening bell Uber is looking to pick up passengers as a newly public company. Investors waited to bet on a service with huge potential, but a long way from turning a profit.Shares in the ride-hailing giant were sold in an initial public offering for $45 each, raising $8.1 billion, but it will take several hours for new investors to show whether they’re interested. Officials expect trading to start around 11:30 a.m. Friday.CEO Dara Khosrowshahi and other company officials stood on a balcony above the New York Stock Exchange as the bell rang to signal the start of the day’s trading. Khosrowshahi posed for selfies and after the bell while controversial co-founder Travis Kalanick and other Uber officials and employees stood on the trading floor.The IPO came in at the lower end of Uber’s targeted price range of $44 to $50 per share. The caution may have been driven by escalating doubts about the ability of ride-hailing services to make money since Uber’s main rival, Lyft, went public six weeks ago.Even at the tamped-down price, Uber now has a market value of $82 billion — five times more than Lyft’s.The Associated Press read more

Target Corp now shipping to Canada via new international website

TORONTO — Target Corp. is returning to Canada, but not with the splashy fanfare of its previous arrival.The U.S. discount chic retailer has quietly opened an international website that gives Canadian shoppers the option of ordering products that will ship over the border.But shopping at Target won’t come cheap because online orders face a list of extra charges, including duties and taxes as well as shipping fees.“It is part of a test and we will have more details to share in the near future,” said spokesman Jamie Bastian in an emailed statement to The Canadian Press.The international website is being operated by Borderfree, a company that specializes in helping retailers sell products around the world, and will charge local shoppers in Canadian dollars.How Wal-Mart Stores Inc’s wage hike to $10 could cost other retailers $4 billionTarget Corp’s hasty retreat still haunting Canadian REITs nine months laterSeveral things have changed in the Canadian retail industry since Target closed its stores here earlier in the year.A wave of high-end U.S. retailers are in the midst of opening department stores across the country while big chains like Walmart and Best Buy Canada have been expanding product selection on their websites.Other factors have made crossborder shopping less appealing, including the value of the loonie, which has dropped about 10 cents US to just over 76 cents US since the start of the year.Target Corp. announced in January that would close its 133 Canadian stores and leave the country after deciding it would take years to turn a profit.Lawyers for the company are still in Canadian courts ironing out some of the final details of the company’s windup. read more

Fréchette urges collective international response to emerging security threats

Delivering the keynote address to the Canadian Club in Montreal, she said it is legitimate to ask whether existing collective security mechanisms – including the UN – can rise to the challenge posed by terrorism and other perils. In particular, she called attention to the role of international bodies in intervening in the domestic affairs of States when necessary to combat gross human rights violations, including genocide and ethnic cleansing.Contrary to the perception of some, she said, the UN is capable of adapting to new challenges and has already, in recent years, undergone significant reform in order to function more effectively. “The principles which guide us have also evolved,” she said.Offering examples of recent successes, she cited the UN’s role in fostering East Timor’s independence, its help with Afghanistan’s political transition, and its complex operations in African countries such as Sierra Leone, Liberia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.”The UN has also been very active in addressing terrorism and weapons of mass destruction – and its role in that effort is more important than is usually recognized,” she said, pointing to the establishment of the Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee.But the UN has reached a critical juncture, the Deputy Secretary-General asserted. “We have to be able to fashion collective responses to challenges such as those posed by Iraq or Al-Qaida, just as we have to deal better with mass killings such as we saw in Rwanda and Srebrenica.”Towards that end, she noted that Secretary-General Kofi Annan has created a High-Level Panel to examine these issues and make concrete proposals to strengthen the international system. “We need to come out of this review with a stronger consensus within the international community on the principles and rules which must govern the pursuit of peace and security, as well as the political will to bring whatever improvement might be required to our collective mechanisms and institutions,” she said.She also called on the international community to uphold the Millennium Development Goals to reduce poverty and to address HIV/AIDS. read more

UN refugee chief brings back grim images of victims of Sudans conflicts

“Governments have an obligation to protect their citizens,” Acting High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Wendy Chamberlin told a news briefing in Geneva. “I think that there are people who are not protected right now in Sudan.”She spoke of Omdurman es Salaam, a camp near Khartoum that houses 120,000 IDPs, many of them from southern Sudan where a peace accord in January ended two decades of war between Government and rebel forces.”The conditions are very bad there, sometimes even worse than in Darfur, and certainly worse than in Chad,” she added, referring to a separate ongoing conflict in Sudan’s western region where more than 1.8 million people have been displaced internally and 200,000 more have fled across the border into Chad.”What really disturbed us is that 13,000 houses have recently been destroyed there, affecting 17,000 families,” she said. Last week while in Sudan she noted that the Government had evicted 30,000 southerners who had lived in Shikan until the end of December, dumping them in a desert area.Of her visit to Darfur, where a conflict that began two years ago, when rebels took up arms partly in protest at the distribution of economic resources two years ago, has been compounded by armed militia attacks on villages, Ms. Chamberlin told of an eight-year-old IDP girl in one camp near El Geneina.”This girl had been repeatedly raped, night after night. We of course gave her immediate attention and cared for her,” she said. “But we went beyond that. We also try to put in place protection processes so that other children will be protected as well. We have established a child-safe centre in this camp and if we have more funds, we have plans to build up similar structures in other camps.”She stressed that the IDPs, especially women, highly praised the role of African Union soldiers who escort them when they venture out of the camp to collect wood, as this is usually the time when women are attacked and raped by armed groups.When she asked them what their three most important concerns were, they replied: “Security, security, security.”In neighbouring Chad, refugees in Touloum camp told the Acting High Commissioner their main concerns were food, water and literacy classes for women. “But security is not a concern for these populations, which is a positive thing,” she said.She stressed that UNHCR has a unique protective role to play, but it cannot fully meet its goals because “we are limited by funds.”In Darfur, we asked for $30 million but only received $2 million for the moment. So we are still looking for $28 million to implement our protection role over there.”In Chad, the agency needs over $80 million but has only received $30 million. And for southern Sudan, which counts more than 4.5 million IDPs, the agency is asking for $61 million but has received less than $9 million. read more

HP fans Domagoj Duvnjak is our MVP

← Previous Story DHB-Pokal: HSV Hamburg first to reach the Final Four Next Story → Russian NT goalkeeper Igor Levshin to SC DHfK Leipzig! Domagoj Duvnjakhandball planetMVP WCH 2013 Croatian star Domagoj Duvnjak is the MVP of the WCH 2013 in the opinion of Handball-Planet.com visitors. Over 2.500 fans voted in our Poll, where ten players deserved to be included. HSV’s playmaker has got 61% of all votes ahead of Slovenian right back Jure Dolenec and “goal machine” from Denmark, Anders Eggert.FINAL RESULTS:Domagoj Duvnjak (61%, 1,548 Votes)Jure Dolenec (10%, 267 Votes)Anders Eggert (6%, 157 Votes)Henrik Mollgaard (6%, 152 Votes)Primoz Prost (4%, 102 Votes)Mirko Alilovic (4%, 95 Votes)Alberto Entrerrios (4%, 92 Votes)Niklas Landin (3%, 74 Votes)Jorge Maqueda (2%, 45 Votes)Timur Dibirov (0%, 17 Votes)photo: agencija PPS read more

Obama raises 181 million in September in campaign boost

first_imgUS PRESIDENT BARACK Obama raised $181 million (around €140m)  in September, his campaign said today, in a boost for his re-election bid following a limp debate performance against White House rival Mitt Romney.The haul was the biggest monthly cash take by Obama of the 2012 race, and was revealed just a day after supporters disappointed by the debate got another fillip with news that the US unemployment rate dipped below eight percent.It means Obama will have ample money to splash on an advertising blitz in the countdown to the election, exactly a month away on 6 November. Around 1.8 million individual donors gave to his campaign in total.Republican nominee Mitt Romney has yet to reveal his monthly fundraising figures for September, but early predictions that he would outspend Obama by a distance appear to have been unfounded.Romney however does have the support of an array of SuperPAC independent fundraising committees financed by rich donors and corporations, that can spend unlimited sums to attack Obama and outnumber similar Democratic organisations.Obama’s campaign manager Jim Messina alerted supporters to the fundraising coup for the re-election effort and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in an email on Saturday morning.“We not only surpassed 10 million donations so far in 2012 to the campaign and the Democratic Party – a historic record for grassroots politics,” said Messina.“We also raised $181 million in September from 1.8 million Americans – more than 567,000 of whom gave for the first time. That’s by far our biggest month yet.”Messina said the average donation was $53 and 98 per cent of contributions amounted to $250 or less and also boasted that the Obama political machine was in full swing ahead of the election.The September figure was just short of the $193 million piled up by Obama and the Democratic National Committee in the equivalent month of the 2008 election campaign.He said the campaign opened its 100th field offices in both Ohio and Florida last month and last week registered 10,000 voters in Florida in a single day.In early voting in Iowa, Messina said that 105,000 people had already cast ballots, 62 percent of whom were Democrats.PollsPoll watchers were meanwhile keeping an eye on new opinion surveys to gauge if Romney had cut into the narrow lead held by Obama in the national race and in key battleground states.The full impact of the debate and the jobs figures are not likely to be felt in surveys until the middle of next week, though there was signs in some early polls that Romney had made headway in Virginia.The two campaigns meanwhile took their latest hits at one another in new advertising, with the Obama team accusing Romney of being “dishonest” in the Denver debate on his true taxation plans.Romney’s punch meanwhile featured a woman called Melanie McNamara who said she voted for Obama in 2008 but was now going Republican because she believed the former Massachusetts governor was the best bet to restore prosperity.- © AFP, 2012Video: Romney and Obama first debate songified > Read: Why is Snoop Dogg voting for Obama and not Romney >last_img read more

Le fondateur dAlter Eco se lance dans la lutte contre la déforestation

first_imgLe fondateur d’Alter Eco se lance dans la lutte contre la déforestation Tristan Lecomte, le fondateur de la marque de produits issus du commerce équitable Alter Eco, a décidé de se consacrer à un nouveau projet. Il s’attaque désormais à la déforestation, en commercialisant des crédits carbones aux entreprises.Douze ans après avoir fondé l’entreprise Alter Eco, Tristan Lecomte a quitté son entreprise pour se lancer dans le Pur projet, un collectif qui vise à lutter contre la déforestation et le réchauffement climatique. “Après douze ans chez Alter Eco, je veux maintenant aider les grandes entreprises de tous les secteurs à intégrer le changement dans leurs pratiques. Alors qu’avec Alter Eco l’impact est limité, là il peut y avoir un effet significatif car le réchauffement climatique, ça parle à tout le monde”, explique l’entrepreneur de 37 ans au site 20minutes.fr.À lire aussiLes tamanoirs, des animaux plus dangereux qu’ils n’en ont l’airDans le cadre de ce projet, Tristan Lecomte commercialise des crédits carbone qui ont pour but de financer la lutte contre la déforestation dans certains pays en développement, tels que le Pérou, le Brésil, le Ghana, le Maroc ou l’Indonésie. Des millions d’arbres ont ainsi pu être plantés, et d’autres préservés, des missions confiées à de petits producteurs locaux. “Nous travaillons déjà avec une cinquantaine d’entreprises (dont Vittel, Vinci, E. Leclerc ou encore Hugo Boss, ndlr) dans le but de reforester au maximum. Nous en sommes à 2,5 millions d’arbres plantés et nous avons 40.000 hectares de forêt en concession”, se félicite le jeune entrepreneur.Vittel, par exemple, a permis la plantation de 350.000 arbres, l’équivalent des émissions de CO2 engendrées par la fabrication des bouteilles. Le groupe a également pris en concession 30.000 hectares de forêt, explique Tristan Lecomte. Quant à Vinci, il s’est engagé à replanter un arbre pour chacun des 190.000 employés qui travaillent pour le groupe. Au sujet de cette compensation environnementale, Tristan Lecomte tient à mettre fin à un malentendu. “On voit ça seulement comme une mécanique environnementale : je pollue ici donc je vais dépolluer là-bas. Mais au départ, dans l’esprit du protocole de Kyoto, la compensation carbone est un mécanisme à travers lequel les pays riches participent au développement des pays pauvres en les aidant à le faire proprement”, rappelle-t-il.Devant la réussite de son nouveau projet, le fondateur d’Alter Eco conclut : “Comme j’ai espéré que le commerce équitable influencerait tout le marché, j’espère que toutes les entreprises s’engageront contre le réchauffement”. Le 24 avril 2011 à 09:08 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Le plus petit télescope spatial au monde bientôt en orbite

first_imgLe plus petit télescope spatial au monde bientôt en orbiteAvec moins de sept kilos, le télescope spatial BRITE sera lundi le télescope le plus léger jamais mis en orbite. Cinq autres satellites du même modèle iront le rejoindre plus tard afin de les faire travailler en simultané sur des longueurs d’onde différentes. BRITE est spécialisé dans l’étude de la luminosité des étoiles.Pas besoin d’être gigantesque pour observer l’infiniment grand ! Le plus petit télescope spatial au monde, réalisé par l’université de Toronto, va être mis en orbite lundi. Avec ses 6,8 kilos, il semble insignifiant face aux près de onze tonnes de Hubble. Pourtant BRITE, Bright target explorer (explorateur de cibles lumineuses), ouvre une nouvelle page pour l’astronomie et va tenter de montrer qu’il est possible de réaliser certains programmes de recherche avec un mini satellite sur mesure. Auparavant, c’était le satellite MOST qui était le plus petit avec tout de même un peu plus de 50 kilos.À lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembreC’est dans le laboratoire de vol spatial de l’institut d’études aérospatiales de l’université de Toronto que BRITE a été mis au point. Il en existe plusieurs modèles qui vont fonctionner en constellation afin, par exemple, d’observer en simultanément les mêmes étoiles sous différentes longueurs d’onde. Un total de six satellites est prévu pour les prochaines années. Il s’agira alors de la première constellation de satellites jamais utilisée en astronomie. Un développement possible en moins de deux ans”BRITE devrait montrer que les nano-satellites sont maintenant capables de performances que l’on pensait impossibles pour de si petits appareils, explique Cordell Grant de l’université de Toronto. Un nano-satellite peut demander entre six mois et plusieurs années de développement et de tests, mais nous essayons plutôt de viser une durée de deux ans ou moins.”Si petits soient-ils, ces télescopes embarqués restent toujours plus performants que leurs plus grands équivalents terrestres. L’atmosphère forme en effet un terrible voile pour les mesures et observations spatiales. BRITE va d’ailleurs se concentrer sur les variations de luminosité des étoiles, dont celles de la constellation d’Orion, un phénomène que l’air risque de distordre. Pour ce genre de missions, la NASA utilise le télescope spatial Kepler. BRITE n’a par contre pas été créé pour capturer de magnifiques photographies de l’espace comme le fait Hubble.Le 24 février 2013 à 21:35 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Sustainment Chief to Focus on Installation Resilience

Sustainment Chief to Focus on Installation Resilience

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Washington, D.C. — The Pentagon’s new installations, energy and logistics chief  said creating and sustaining resilient installations would be one of his top priorities, during remarks Thursday at ADC’s Defense Policy Forum. Robert McMahon, who was sworn in as DOD’s first assistant secretary of defense for sustainment last month, refrained, however, from defining what he meant by a resilient installation. “I’m going to let you figure that out yourself,” he said, before adding that the term “absolutely” covers cybersecurity and energy requirements. “And is it a variety of other things on top of that.”McMahon reinforced the preeminence of installation resilience in response to an audience question about the kinds of project he would favor allocating dollars to under the Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot Program, the new authority allowing the department to provide funding to state and local governments for off-base infrastructure projects. “If there were dollars available,” projects that help installations become resilient or benefit service members and their families, he answered. McMahon earlier underscored the importance of focusing on personnel and their families. “We have a responsibility that our people and families have a safe place to live, work, play and pray,” he said.The new authority is not funded in the fiscal 2019 defense spending bill.Photo by T. Anthony Belllast_img read more

Murder investigation underway at Excursion Inlet

first_imgA remote Southeast community was the scene of an alleged homicide on Sunday.Download AudioExcursion Inlet from the air. (Photo by Janine Allen, KHNS – Haines)Juneau’s Mark De Simone is charged with first- and second-degree murder in the shooting death of 34-year-old Duilio ‘Tony’ Rosales in Excursion Inlet. Rosales is also from Juneau. De Simone is also charged with manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide.Juneau Assistant District Attorney Amy Paige said Tuesday afternoon charging a variety of offenses is not uncommon in case like this.“The state will charge every theory of an offense that the facts might warrant in order that we can present that to a grand jury for them to make a determination about what specific charge the evidence supports,” Paige said.According to charging documents, a call went out to troopers from the U.S. Coast Guard around 7:30 Sunday evening reporting that someone had been shot in the head in Excursion Inlet.  Excursion Inlet is a secluded community 40 miles west of Juneau in the Haines Borough with a year-round population of less than a dozen.When Trooper Ryan Anderson arrived by plane a couple of hours later, he said he saw six men on the beach in front of a cabin. According to court documents, one man handed him a .41-calibre magnum revolver and stated that it was likely the weapon used in the shooting.Trooper spokesperson Tim De Spain said that while there was a group in the area on a hunting trip, it is not believed that either man involved in the shooting was part of the hunting group.Trooper Anderson located Rosales lying in a pool of blood under a picnic table with what appeared to be two gunshot wounds to the back of his head. The charging documents said that Rosales appeared to have been sitting on the picnic table removing his boots when he was shot and then rolled onto the ground. The trooper noted that Rosales was wearing an empty holster on his hip. A witness told Anderson that he ran into De Simone shortly after he heard gun shots and De Simone told him, “I shot Tony. I shot him. It’s my fault.”A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 27 in Juneau Superior Court.Rosales’ next of kin have been notified.An online fundraising page states that Rosales is married with two children. It says that Rosales, originally from Nicaragua, came to Alaska in 2011 and worked at jewelry store in Juneau.last_img read more

IOCL launches home delivery of fuel Now get diesel at your doorstep

first_imgIOCL kicked off home delivery of fuel: Now get diesel at doorstepReuters fileDiesel vehicle owners in Pune can now skip fuel stations and instead get fuel delivered to their doorsteps. Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), India’s largest fuel retailer, has started a first-of-its-kind scheme that will get diesel delivered at home.IOCL announced Friday, March 15, that the delivery had already started in Pune, Maharashtra.Indian Oil is the first to launch this Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO)-approved delivery system.The company is reportedly planning a nationwide expansion of this doorstep service soon.IOCL announced the new scheme — named “Fuel At Doorstep” — on Twitter. “Another milestone in customer convenience Fuel At Doorstep” its post on Twitter read.Another milestone in customer convenience #FuelAtDoorstep. IndianOil launches FIRST OF ITS KIND PESO APPROVED Mobile dispenser for Door Delivery of Diesel to its esteemed customers at Pune. pic.twitter.com/7xB23at2Dj— Indian Oil Corp Ltd (@IndianOilcl) 16 March 2018The initiative by Indian Oil Corporation is aimed at reducing long queues at fuel stations. Fleet owners and people from remote areas will be the major beneficiaries of this scheme.IOCL has not disclosed any details about the cost of the fuel, how the delivery system will function, the delivery time frame or the charges for delivery.Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan last year hinted at starting doorstep delivery of fuel. “Using the technological advancements in the IT & Telecom Sector we will soon be starting online home delivery of Diesel & Petrol,” Pradhan tweeted September 27, 2017.Bengaluru-based startup ANB Fuels had started delivery of fuel particularly diesel in several parts of the city in 2017. However, PESO, which works under the department of industrial policy and promotion, issued a circular to state-run oil marketing companies and private retailers to stop selling fuel to the start-up citing “safety” concerns.last_img read more

Heidi Toffler assisted on Future Shock dead at

first_imgHeidi Toffler, assisted on ‘Future Shock,’ dead at 89 by The Associated Press Posted Feb 13, 2019 12:41 pm PDT NEW YORK — Heidi Toffler, who collaborated with husband Alvin Toffler on the bestselling “Future Shock” and other influential books, has died.Toffler died Feb. 6 at her home in Los Angeles, according to a spokeswoman. She was 89, and the cause of death was not immediately available.Alvin Toffler, who died in 2016, was known to millions in the 1970s and beyond for books which anticipated telecommuting, the internet and other aspects of the digital age. He would later cite his wife’s editing and research as invaluable and say that “Future Shock” and such later works as “The Third Wave” and “Powershift” belonged to her as much as him. She was listed as co-author with her husband on three books: “War and Anti-War,” ”Creating a New Civilization” and “Revolutionary Wealth.”The Associated Presscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

LaFontaine named Legislator of the Year by the Michigan Licensed Beverage Association

LaFontaine named Legislator of the Year by the Michigan Licensed Beverage Association

first_img Categories: News 05May LaFontaine named Legislator of the Year by the Michigan Licensed Beverage Association Dedication to promoting local business, hospitality praised State Rep. Andrea LaFontaine, R-Columbus Township, was recognized today as Legislator of the Year by the Michigan Licensed Beverage Association (MLBA) at its annual conference.“I am truly honored by this award and offer my congratulations to the MLBA for celebrating their 75th anniversary this year,” LaFontaine said. “The MLBA has been promoting responsible alcohol practices for decades and I am glad to support their efforts on the legislative front.”LaFontaine said an important duty of the organization is to represent independent business owners interested in growing Michigan’s healthy business climate and tourism opportunities, which is invaluable to the comeback state.“My colleagues and I in the House Regulatory Reform Committee work hand-in-hand with organizations like the MLBA to eliminate problematic, restricting rules that sometimes prevent Michigan’s small businesses from thriving,” she said. “One of the Legislature’s main goals is to move Michigan forward, and removing needless rules gets government out of the way allowing Michiganders themselves to build brighter futures.”###last_img read more

Rep Tedder praises FY 2017 budget

Rep Tedder praises FY 2017 budget

first_img Categories: News,Tedder News State Rep. Jim Tedder today applauded the passage of the FY 2017 General Fund and School Aid budgets, calling them fiscally responsible and good for all students of Michigan.“As it has been in the past few years, we got the budget done far ahead of schedule,” said Rep. Tedder, R-Clarkston. “We’re increasing funding to education on all levels, making strides in infrastructure repairs and supporting veterans and first responders.”Rep. Tedder serves as the vice chair of the Committee on Workforce and Talent Development. He is also a member of the Committees on Education, Health Policy, and Communications and Technology.“I am most happy about the work that went into the school omnibus budget,” Rep. Tedder said. “We fought hard for the boilerplate language intended to improve services to the Oakland County Mental Health Authority. We also expanded the Healthy Kids dental program to under served children in Oakland County, as well as increased funding for adult foster care facilities for seniors.” 09Jun Rep. Tedder praises FY 2017 budgetlast_img read more