Iron ore production to restart next year in Labrador mining town of

first_imgWABUSH, N.L. — The Labrador mining town of Wabush is in for a much-needed economic boost as one of Canada’s largest iron ore mines restarts production next year.Premier Dwight Ball was in Wabush today to announce the official reopening of the Scully mine, with hiring for 260 new jobs to begin over the next few weeks.Hundreds of people lost their jobs when Cliffs Natural Resources closed the Scully mine in 2014 after almost 50 years in operation. Minnesota-based Tacora Resources Inc. bought the mine and its assets in July 2017.Tacora CEO Larry Lehtinen says production is expected to restart in June 2019.Lehtinen says 100 per cent of the mine’s iron ore product is already sold for the next 15 years, and he estimated an operating life of at least 25 years.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Over 1000 Jet Airways pilots to go ahead with no flying call

first_imgMumbai: Over 1,000 pilots of the struggling private carrier Jet Airways have decided to go ahead with their “no flying” call from April 1 following the airline failing to receive funds from the banks Friday, its pilots guild has said. The airline said in a statement that every effort was being made to restore normalcy of operations. The National Aviators Guild (NAG), the body claiming representation of some 1,100 pilots at Jet Airways, had last week announced its decision not to fly from April 1 if their pending salaries were not cleared and clarity on the revival plan not provided by March 31. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Days after that, the airline’s ownership went into the hands of SBI-led consortium of banks under a debt-recast plan. “A part of the expected interim funding from SBI was supposed to be actioned on March 29. Unfortunately, the fund transfer has not taken place, and there is also no update on salary payment from the management. The collective decision of pilots taken at Mumbai and Delhi open house effective 1 April prevails,” NAG president Karan Chopra said in a late evening communication to his members. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Jet Airways pilots along with engineers and senior management have not been paid for about four months now. “As announced earlier this week, the airline’s lenders and its management team would like to reiterate that every effort is being made to inject adequate liquidity into the company, to quickly restore normalcy of operations, ensuring due compliance with all appropriate legal processes/ formalities at the same time,” a Jet Aiways spokesperson said in a statement. “While acknowledging the support of each and every member of its family, Jet Airways especially recognises the contribution of its pilots, AMEs and members of its senior management, who have sacrificed personal interests and have gone beyond their call of duty in order to ensure safe and reliable operations for the airlines guests,” it said. Earlier on Friday, a source said that around 200 pilots had written individually to Jet CEO Vinay Dube, threatening to go on “leave of absence”, and they were also planning to take legal recourse over non-payment of salary. A source in the pilots’ community said around 200 pilots have written to the CEO flagging concerns about non-payment of salaries. The pilots are also members of the NAG, the source added.last_img read more

Ask Centre to supervise water supply from Hry to Delhi DJB to

first_imgNEW DELHI: Delhi Jal Board (DJB) has urged the Delhi high court here that the Centre be asked to supervise water supply from Haryana to the national Capital, saying any reduction in Wazirabad reservoir water level would hit important areas where residences of President, Prime Minister and judges are located. Citing the coming lean season, the DJB has contended that “an imminent water crisis is likely to hit the New Delhi area in the next few weeks owing to the failure of state of Haryana to supply water as required pursuant to orders of the Supreme Court”. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe Board has contended the issue of water supply assumes importance in the 100 days long lean season till the arrival of monsoon and Haryana sought to strictly comply with the Supreme Court’s direction to keep the Wazirabad reservoir full during this period. In its affidavit placed on record before a bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice A J Bhambhani, the DJB has contended that the neighbouring state was “showing reluctance” in supplying the minimum required 120 Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingscusec of water to keep the Wazirabad reservoir full at all times, which amounts to disobedience of judicial orders. “As an interim measure, at least for the coming lean season of about 100 days, central government supervision be requested in the matter,” it has said in the affidavit. The DJB has claimed that Haryana has about 22,000 cusecs of water available to it from all sources, but still it was reluctant to supply the 120 cusecs required to keep the Wazirabad reservoir full at all times during the lean season till the end of June or till monsoon arrives. A cusec is a unit of flow of water equal to one cubic foot per second. The board has claimed that any reduction in the Wazirabad reservoir’s water level would hit the supply to the capital’s most important and sensitive areas where residences of the President,Prime Minister and judges as well as various government departments are located. It has urged the court to ask the central government to intervene and ensure that Haryana keeps up the water supply as ordered by the apex court.last_img read more

Bieber Grande Miley join hands for music video

first_imgLos Angeles: Rapper Lil Dicky has unveiled a star-studded music video featuring singers Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Miley Cyrus. Lil Dicky has dropped his new music video for Earth. It’s not only a song but also a short film, a music-led initiative to raise awareness for climate change and an extravagant Earth Day celebration, reports people.com. The 31-year-old recruited over 30 artistes to appear in the six-minute animated masterpiece. The group of A-listers, which includes Bieber, Sia, Grande, Miley, Ed Sheeran and more, lend their voices to anything and everything climate change-related. To name a few: Halsey as a lion cub and Meghan Trainor as India. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaHe gave fans a preview of the highly anticipated music video during an episode of ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’. The rapper and comedian turned to the live audience and passionately spoke about the “environmental crisis going on right now” before sneaking in a story about how cool actor Leonardo DiCaprio is. “I went to his house and we played pickle ball,” Lil Dicky said. “One thing I can tell you is that guy cares so much about the planet. He gets really worked up talking about it.” Lil Dicky has teamed up with the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (established by the Oscar-winner in 1998) to raise cash for a good cause. Net profits earned from the song, the short film-esque music video and Earth-related merchandise will be distributed to select non-profits identified by LDF as being on the front lines of implementing solutions to climate change.last_img read more

Trafffic diverted due to IPL match and ShabeBarat

first_imgNEW DELHI: Traffic would be diverted near FerozShah Kotla ground during the IPL T-20 match between Delhi Capitals Vs Kings XI Punjab on Saturday.The religious function of Muslims Shab-e-Barat also falls on the same day hence necessary arrangements have been made on Delhi roads near the ground. The match starts from 8 pm to 11:30 pm on 20 April. Delhi Traffic Police has made elaborate traffic arrangements for parking of vehicles, traffic circulation, pedestrians’ movement and safety of the visitors in and around the Stadium. Spectators are advised to use metro facility to reach the Stadium; Delhi Gate Metro Station (Gate No. 4 & 5) is the nearest to reach the Stadium. ITO Metro Station (Gate No. 3, 4 & 5) can also be used to reach the Stadium. People are requested to avoid the following roads from 4 pm to 11.30 pm on the match day respectively when the spectators would be coming to the stadium and congestion is expected at Rajghat to J.L.N. Marg, J.L.N. Marg from R/A Kamla Market to Raj Ghat, Asaf Ali Road from Turkman Gate to Delhi Gate, B.S.Z. Marg from Ram Charan Agarwal Chowk to Delhi Gate. Display of car parking label on windscreen is mandatory. Vehicle number must be written on the parking label. Those who do not display parking label with vehicle number will not be allowed in the proximity of the stadium, police said. Spectators using app-based taxi and other taxis should use the service lane on Ring Road between I.P. flyover and Rajghat crossing for drop and pickup.last_img read more

Sanes attitude cost him World Cup spot with Germany

first_imgGermany boss Joachim Low omitted Leroy Sane from his final 23-man squad for the World Cup due to concerns over his attitude, claims The SunThe German winger played an integral part of Manchester City’s domination in English football this season as Pep Guardiola’s side claimed a domestic double in breathtaking fashion.Sane’s performances over the course of the campaign had seen being awarded the PFA Young Player of the Year ahead of what was expected to be his maiden World Cup appearance.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…However, the 22-year-old was shockingly dropped in favour of Bayer Leverkusen winger Julian Brandt with reports now emerging that his attitude during Germany’s World Cup preparations were what ultimately cost him a place in the squad.After Sane’s poor display in Germany’s shock 2-1 defeat to Austria at the weekend, Low was reportedly fearful that he may upset some of the other players if he had decided to select him for Russia.Sane scored 10 league goals and had 15 assists in City’s dominant title-winning campaign, but has yet to find the back of the net for Germany in his 12 appearances.last_img read more

EU leaders fail to narrow eastwest gap

first_imgEU leaders failed early Friday to narrow the east-west gap over how to deal with migrants coming to Europe and face a big task ahead to reform asylum rules by a deadline of June next year, summit participants said.During more than two hours of what one called “fierce” debate, eastern European leaders stood firm against refugee quotas which the majority adopted in 2015 as a form of solidarity with frontline states Greece and Italy.The stubborn divide contrasts with broad agreement among the leaders to continue shoring up Europe’s external borders through cooperation deals with third countries like Turkey and Libya.“Solidarity cannot exist only in the external dimension, but must also exist in the internal one,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters following the summit.“Here we still have a lot of work to do. The points of view did not change. But there is a clear task to continue working until June next year,” Merkel said.European Council President Donald Tusk irked some nations when he said in a pre-summit letter that a mandatory quota scheme for relocating refugees from frontline states was “ineffective” and “highly divisive”.Eastern European states Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic have backed his approach, but Germany and others say the quotas are a necessary way of showing solidarity in the EU.Merkel’s 2015 decision to open the doors to one million asylum seekers was blamed by a number of European leaders, particularly Hungary’s Viktor Orban, for worsening the migration crisis.The quotas triggered sharp east-west division when they were adopted at the height of the migrant crisis in 2015 as a way to ease the burden on Italy and Greece, which have had more than 1.5 million people land on their shores in the last three years.The EU has since stalled on plans for a permanent mechanism for future crises, and the leaders of Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia made clear their continuing opposition.“The discussion was fierce because the differences of opinion are still wide,” Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said after the long dinner talks.“There’s no solution on how to find a consensus on the quotas,” Rutte said.Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel told reporters afterwards “it is dangerous to think we can do without a permanent mechanism”.Before the summit started, the four eastern leaders offered a financial contribution of 35 million euros ($30 million) to bolster external borders.But Bettel, Rutte and others said the money cannot buy off countries that do their share to admit migrants and refugees.“What Orban is doing is shameful!” Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said at the end of the summit.“If you allow that to happen, the EU becomes a place where each one does his shopping to buy what he likes,” Rutte added.‘Decide by majority’Orban has led eastern opposition to admitting refugees and migrants, saying the region will not be able to integrate them and it will face a security threat, particularly from Muslims.EU sources said there is a “window” to try to bridge the gap over sharing the migrant burden as the bloc has been under less migrant pressure for the last year or so.The June deadline for asylum reform comes as the summer weather makes Mediterranean boat crossings more likely.Italy and Greece have seen sharp declines in migrant arrivals in the last months and year as a result of EU cooperation with Libya and Turkey, but fear future crises.Tusk’s comments caused a pre-summit row with the European Commission, the executive arm of the EU, which first pushed the quota system.EU officials said over 32,000 people had been relocated under the plan, or 90 percent of those eligible. The scheme was originally meant to relocate 160,000 refugees.EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos called Tusk’s remarks “unacceptable” and “anti-European”.After the summit, Rutte said: “We are worried about (Tusk’s) consensual approach.“It is important that as a last resort the council (member states) can decide by majority.”last_img read more

State of the City is Strong … Some Ask for Whom

first_imgBaltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, giving her annual State of the City Address. (Photo courtesy of baltimorecity.gov)Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, in her annual State of the City Address, on March 9 speech, she touted sharp decreases in Baltimore’s unemployment rate, more businesses moving into or staying in the area, decreases in the homicide rate, and development across the city as accomplishments. However, community advocates raised questions about who exactly is benefiting from the city’s growth, and whether there is sufficient focus on the city’s most vulnerable.“The state of our city is strong,” said Rawlings-Blake towards the conclusion of her speech. “We are growing Baltimore and I plan to keep that momentum going. We are building on a strong fiscal foundation. We’re making Baltimore safer. We’re restoring public trust in government. We’re building new recreation centers and schools. We’re ensuring our children are healthy. We’re creating more jobs and economic activity. We’re growing small businesses and promoting entrepreneurship, we’re taking back our vacant properties one by one, and making our communities stronger.”The Mayor said Baltimore saw a 10 percent drop in homicides in 2014, a one-third drop in unemployment since she took office, a 50 percent decline in the high school drop-out rate over the past five years, and an improved credit rating from Standard & Poor’s.Rawlings-Blake also rolled out a number of new proposals. These included a plan to sell city-owned parking garages to private owners to fund new recreation centers, and a mentorship effort in the vein of President Barack Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative. She also proposes expanding the Baltimore for Healthy Babies initiative to include school age children and teenagers to improve the health of our city’s youth.“The fundamental issue of economic development is that people define it in such broad terms,” said Dayvon Love, director of research and public policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle. “People say, ‘such and such a thing has $15 million worth of economic impact,’ but there’s no discussion on who that actually directly impacts.”Love said the reduction in state aid to Baltimore City public schools, the result of increased value in the city’s property tax base, is a good example of this failure to address who actually benefits from the city’s development efforts. Much of that increase stems from the value of newer developments, many that do not yet generate tax revenue because of agreements with the city. This creates wealth for developers while depriving the city of funds that could help close the gap in our city’s school budget, thus benefiting a more representative cross-section of Baltimoreans.“There needs to be a more substantive engagement on what economic development looks like in a way that isn’t focused on bringing industry to Baltimore by itself, but is interested in developing a population of people in Baltimore that have access to the economic dynamics that are happening in our city,” said Love.Kim Trueheart, chair of Liberty Elementary School’s Recreation and Tech Center’s steering committee, said she was struck by what was not addressed in the speech. “There was nothing about affordable housing. There was a statement in there that said we’re going to build housing for new people – I thought that was outrageous,” said Trueheart. “There was nothing about homeless people, and we just got through, barely, several weeks of dramatically cold weather, and had to go to extreme measures and open up the War Memorial building, and yet there was no conversation at all about that.”ralejandro@afro.comlast_img read more

Christopher Byrd Son of AFRO Board Director Dies at 48

first_imgBy Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFROChristopher Lawrence Byrd, a carpenter and avid participant in Baltimore’s community life, died unexpectedly on Sept 28. He was 48.Byrd was a devoted member of the Muslim faith and holistic life practitioner. He was also a loving son, brother and uncle, lifelong bachelor and faithful friend who gifted his family and friends with a naturally charming and generous demeanor, relatives said.Christopher Lawrence Byrd (Courtesy Photo)“Christopher was always giving. He’d be the first to answer your call, the first to reach out and take care of others,” said Byrd’s younger sister, Cimmon Burris. She added, “I’ll remember most how he took care of family members when they got ill and how he treated the children in our family.”Christopher is survived by his parents, Laura Phillips Byrd, a member of the Afro American Newspapers’ Board of Directors and Dr. Eugene Byrd; his only sister, Cimmon (Tylandis); two nephews, Terrance and Tyler Burris and a host of family and friends.A viewing will be held Oct. 1 at noon at Wiley Funeral Home, 9200 Liberty Ave.  Midday prayer will follow at 12:30 p.m. at the Islamic Society of Baltimore, 6631 Johnnycake Road. Janazah prayer will follow immediately after midday payer.Burial will follow Janazah prayer service at King Memorial Park which is located at 8710 Dogwood Road, Baltimore.last_img read more

Fruitful women should take fruitful diet

first_imgPregnant women cannot afford reckless eating because babies they incubate depend on them for their nutrition, health and growth. Doctors advice them to observe utmost caution in choices of foods they eat. According to experts, for pregnant women dry or juicy food elements need to constitute major chunk of their dietary picks. They must shun unhealthy foods irrespective of seasons. They must have utmost control on their cravings. Unhealthy foods taken by pregnant women may even predispose babies for later life style diseases. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfMaintaining a healthy diet regimen is always essential whether it is summer or winter especially when it comes to pregnant women. They must follow dos and don’ts despite their cravings otherwise. Unhealthy or wrong diet can cause health issues like gastric problems, malnutrition, weakness, stomach upsets, cold and cough etc. From conception till the time of delivery, women must pay attention towards their diet and make healthy choices. Healthy foods are central to right development of the foetus. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveDr Archana Dhawan Bajaj, Gynaecologist and Obstetrician, Nurture IVF Centre, advises, “During winters, pregnant women need to increase in-take of dry fruits as they contain more essential nutrients like folate, potassium and iron. Prunes, dates, almonds and walnuts are some of the dry fruits which pregnant women is advised to include in their diets. Intake of winter fruits like oranges, kinnow, as they contain high vitamin and fibre content are also advised. Avoid intake of too much fried food, too much sweets and ghee”.   Tanu Arora, Head of Department, Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, Aakash Healthcare advises, “Mother has to nurture the fetus health of the newborn. Additional energy is required to support the fetus, development of placenta and maternal tissues and to meet the needs for increased BMR. Good sources of energy are cereal and fats. Healthy and balanced diet is recommended for a good pregnancy outcome which is based on balanced diet. Choose food from all the sections to make it balanced, such as:-1. Grains – Bread, pasta, oatmeal, cereal and tortillas.2. Fruits – Fruits can be fresh, canned, frozen or dried. Juice that is 100% fruit juice also counts.3. Vegetables – Vegetables can be raw or cooked, frozen, canned, dried or 100% vegetable juice.4. Protein foods – Protein foods include meat, poultry, seafood, beans and peas, eggs, processed soy products, nuts and seeds.5. Dairy – Milk and products made from milk, such as cheese, yogurt, and ice cream.”According to fertility experts, pregnant women should avoid some foods and beverages that include alcohol and high-mercury fish, soft cheeses, cold deli meats and unpasteurized foods and intake of caffeine. Most importantly junk foods should be avoided as high amounts of fats and sugars during pregnancy may predispose offspring to diabetes. Drinking adequate amount of water should always be on priority list of pregnant women.last_img read more