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Maersk Line to Operate Six of Hanjins Boxships

first_imgzoom Six container ships of the bankrupt South Korean shipping company Hanjin Shipping Co. will now be operated by Danish shipping giant Maersk Line, according to Germany’s HSH Nordbank.The six container ships under the new long-term charter deals are Neopanamax vessels with a capacity of 13,100 TEU each.Hamburg’s Döhle Group will assume the technical management of all the ships.“The chartering of the container ships by Maersk Line means that, in a difficult setting, these ships have been given a long-term perspective following the insolvency of Hanjin. In Maersk Line we have a strong partner at our side for this transaction,” Ulrik Lackschewitz, Chief Risk Officer of HSH Nordbank, said.The announcement comes two months after the South Korean carrier filed for court receivership, which resulted in some 97 of the company’s container ships being left stranded across the globe and unable to load or offload containers.last_img read more

Payra Port Signs USD 647 Mn Dredging Deal

first_imgzoom The first dredging phase of the Payra deep-sea port project can now commence as the Payra Port Authority (PPA) has signed an EUR 550 million (USD 647 million) agreement with dredging company Jan De Nul (JDN). The deal between the duo, which will result in the formation of the joint venture company for the task, was signed on December 11, 2017.Scheduled to start in fall 2018, the dredging of the port’s main channel will enable the port to welcome larger ships, The Daily Star reported.In the first phase, JDN plans to deploy up to nine dredgers from its fleet.They will reclaim more than 13 million cubic meters to create land and dredge more than 60 million cubic meters to kick-start the development of the new port, the dredging company said.The Government of Bangladesh considers the development of Payra deep-sea port vital for the development of the country’s infrastructure, trade and commerce. The port is expected to gradually develop in a major transport hub in the region, according to JDN.last_img read more

Drewry Slowing World Trade Dents Heavylift Shipping Outlook

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: BigLift Shipping Rising project cargo traffic is set to push multipurpose and heavylift shipping rates up during 2019, but prospects thereafter are muted by an expected slowdown in world trade.According to the shipping consultancy Drewry, the uncertainty surrounding trade demand is receding slightly as the US and China appear to be moving toward some kind of a truce.However, at the same time the global economic outlook has deteriorated and continued uncertainty in Europe due to Brexit suggests that multipurpose shipping is not out of the woods yet.The addressable demand for the multipurpose vessel (MPV) fleet is looking at an average annual growth of 1.2% to 2023, according to Drewry. This is, however, much stronger in the short term, at 3.8% in 2019 and 1.4% in 2020. As the global economy is expected to slow down after 2020, increased competition for cargo will eat into market share.It is also the case that the project market is expected to be strong in 2019 as it was boosted by the rise in oil prices through the first half of 2018. However, over the longer term oil prices are expected to average under USD 70 per barrel and this will limit new project investments.On the other side of the supply/demand balance is the multipurpose and heavylift fleet. The number of vessels with lift capacity of less than 100t SWL is in decline and this trend is expected to continue for the foreseeable future with contraction of almost 3% pa to 2023.Meanwhile, the project carrier fleet with lift over 100t SWL is growing at a rate of around 2% per year as most of the newbuildings being delivered and on order are in this category. The combination of the two sectors leads to a net contraction of about 0.2% pa to 2023 in total MPV supply, Drewry concluded.last_img read more

Frenchlanguage Services Act

first_img “This legislation was developed through close collaboration withleaders of the Acadian community,” said Mr. d’Entremont. “Theirsupport is very important and I’m looking forward to theircontinuing involvement in improving public service to French-speaking Nova Scotians.” “The federation is pleased to support this legislation,” saidStan Surrette, president of the Fédération acadienne de laNouvelle-Écosse (FANE). “We believe it is a good beginning andthat it provides a useful and needed mechanism for the provisionof French-language services in Nova Scotia.” The proposed French-language Services Act will also be reflectedin changes to the Public Service Act. prepare and recommend French-language services plans, programs and policies and co-ordinate and monitor them once implemented; respond to public concerns around French-language programs and services; develop provincial, national and international partnerships with other Acadian and Francophone agencies; and require each deputy minister and CEO to appoint French- language services co-ordinators in government departments and offices, who will assist and advise on the implementation of the act. Nova Scotia’s Acadian and Francophone community will have theirneeds addressed in government programs, policies and servicesunder the proposed French-language Services Act. The act, which was introduced in the House of Assembly today,Oct. 1, will also enable government to specify which publicinstitutions are obligated to provide services in the Frenchlanguage. “The Acadian and Francophone community has played and continuesto play, an important role in Nova Scotia, through contributionsto the economic, social and cultural landscape of this province,”said Acadian Affairs Minister Chris d’Entremont. “The French-language Services Act will continue to promote the development ofthe community for generations to come.” Under the proposed act, the Minister of Acadian Affairs will:last_img read more

Victoria should have sought provincial approval before plastic bag ban court

first_imgVICTORIA — British Columbia’s top court has quashed a bylaw prohibiting single-use plastic bags in Victoria, saying the city failed to get the approval of the province’s environment minister.The B.C. Court of Appeal says in its written ruling that the bylaw is intended to regulate businesses from providing plastic checkout bags but its aim was to protect the environment, and the effects of the bylaw are felt by businesses.The Canadian Plastic Bag Association, which represents manufacturers and distributors of plastic bags, fought the bylaw, arguing municipalities in B.C. don’t have the authority to regulate the environment or the right to block a product and financially impact manufacturers.Under the year-old bylaw businesses are prohibited from offering or selling plastic bags to consumers and must charge at least 15 cents for paper bags and at least $1 for reusable bags.In an earlier decision, a B.C. Supreme Court judge upheld the bylaw, ruling that cities have the power to regulate business transactions as part of their responsibility to manage waste.The Appeal Court ruling says the environment minister’s approval will “now presumably be sought” by the city.“One can understand that the province might wish to have the right to approve, or withhold approval of, municipal bylaws relating to environmental protection in order to ensure that a patchwork of different municipal laws does not hamper provincial environmental programs,” Justice Mary Newbury said in the ruling.Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps and a spokesperson for the Canadian Plastic Bag Association were not immediately available for comment.Other municipalities are considering following Victoria’s lead in banning single-use plastic bags. Montreal also banned plastic bags last year while other cities including Vancouver and Halifax have been mulling similar bylaws. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Suicide attack in Pakistan’s Quetta leaves 21 dead, 50 hurt

first_imgKarachi: At least 21 people were killed and 50 others injured in a suicide bombing at a crowded market in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province on Friday, in an attack believed to be targeting the Shiite Hazara ethnic minority community. Prime Minister Imran Khan condemned the attack and ordered an inquiry. The explosion at around 7:35 AM took place in the busy wholesale market area of Hazarganj in Quetta where Hazaras and other traders come daily to buy fruits and vegetables to later sell at their shops in other parts of the city. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USDeputy Inspector General (DIG) Abdul Razzaq Cheema said that the blast, which occurred when the vegetable and fruit sacks were being loaded onto trucks by the traders, targeted the Hazara ethnic community. However, Home Minister Ziaullah Langove, in a press conference, said that the blast was not targeting “a specific community”. “Our guess is that no specific community was targeted. Marri Baloch and Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were among those killed as well. The numbers of the Hazara community were just greater,” Langove said. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsHe also described the blast as a suicide attack. Officials said that 21 people have been killed and 50 others injured in the blast. An Edhi welfare trust rescue official at the scene of the blast said he had counted around 21 bodies being taken to hospitals. At least eight of those killed in the bomb blast are from the Hazara community, Cheema said. The security forces fear the death toll may rise, GEO News reported. Buildings located nearby were also damaged in the blast, police said. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Cheema said that due to the blast, security has been provided to shopkeepers and traders at the market. “Traders who come from other parts of the city to buy fruits and vegetables at the market are escorted by police and Frontier Corp personnel,” the officer said. Cheema said around 70 traders had come to the market in different vehicles and were escorted by the FC and Police. He said that the police and FC personnel had put up blocks at the entrance and exit of the market. “The security forces are here, police are here. What more can we do? We secure them (the community) and travel back and forth with them. If something is hidden in a shop, then the shopkeepers will need to be probed,” the officer said. Hazaras make up a significant minority group in Pakistan and most of them live in Quetta. This is not the first time that the Hazara community has been targeted by militants in the province.last_img read more

Ranbir preps for ‘Brahmastra’ with ‘Shiva sessions’

first_imgBerlin: Actor Ranbir Kapoor is currently prepping up for Brahmastra in Germany, where he is training with movement and culture expert group, Ido Portal. Director of the film Ayan Mukerji recently took to Instagram to share a video of the actor practising the moves with his trainer. In the clip, Ranbir’s co-star and girlfriend Alia Bhatt can also be seen recording the training process. “Shiva Sessions Last Saturday, Berlin. Prep work for our next shooting schedule is on… and once again, our path led us to one of our most special collaborators on this journey – Ido Portal. “(More on his role in helping Ranbir build his performance in another post…) For now, some random moments from our weekend brainstorming session with Ido… #preplife #traveldiaires #brahmastra,” wrote Ayan alongside the video. Last month, the director announced that the release of Brahmastra has been pushed to summer 2020.last_img read more

UN agency helping Palestinians urgently needs funds CommissionerGeneral says

Interviewed by the UN-produced World Chronicle television show, Peter Hansen said that in the early 1970s, the Agency spent about $200 per refugee per year – a figure which had dropped only about $70 today. “So we are clearly falling behind,” he said.Speaking about the deteriorating humanitarian conditions in the region, he said, “In a Western society, virtually everything that goes on now in the occupied territories, including the plight of schoolchildren, would be considered a major crisis.”Israeli fighter planes had dropped bombs near educational facilities, he noted. “Many schools in the area have classrooms plastered with bullet holes.” UNRWA had programmes to try to cope with the psychological trauma of “a big generation of children who will live with very bad memories of what they have experienced.””Mind you I’m not saying it is always the Israelis who start shooting at schoolchildren,” Mr. Hansen added. “The Israelis have very serious security problems, and it’s a democratic country where the Government is under pressure to do something about the fear and insecurity.””The question that we raise is whether what they are doing is indeed the best thing pointing the way forward to the day that we sit down and negotiate peaceful solutions,” he said. read more

UNICEF rushes emergency aid to Iran earthquake zone

The agency sent 72 emergency health and essential drug kits containing antibiotics, painkillers, syringes, injectables, drips and other equipment to enable health workers on the ground to establish small medical clinics capable of providing minor surgery. Each kit contains enough supplies to cover the emergency health needsof 10,000 people for up to three months.The UNICEF consignment, flown in by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), also includes winter tents and plastic sheeting.In addition to injuries directly resulting from a quake, diseases can spread because of the breakdown of basic sanitation and a clean water supply, along with infection risks from decomposing bodies, UNICEF said. The agency pledged to monitor emerging needs and to provide additional support wherever possible as part of the joint UN response to the tragedy. read more

Cominar selling properties across Canada to focus on base in Quebec Ottawa

by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 24, 2017 2:55 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 24, 2017 at 3:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Cominar selling properties across Canada to focus on base in Quebec, Ottawa MONTREAL – One of Canada’s largest commercial property owners is selling the Dixie Outlet Mall near Toronto and Calgary’s Scotia Centre tower, as it unloads about 100 properties following a ratings downgrade to focus on its base in Quebec and the Ottawa region.Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX:CUF.UN) said it plans to allocate more than $1.2 billion in expected proceeds primarily to reduce its debt. The remaining $325 million will be used to repurchase units and for acquisitions in core markets.The plan announced this week comes after the Quebec City-based company was weighed down by debt from a series of acquisitions that made it Canada’s third-largest diversified REIT and the largest commercial property owner in Quebec.Chief executive Michel Dallaire said Thursday that Cominar can proceed with its restructuring after credit rating agency DBRS downgraded its unsecured debentures to BB high from BBB, freeing it up from national diversification to support an investment grade rating.Cominar has previously sold properties to strengthen its balance sheet and enhance its flexibility.“In the continuing pursuit of our primary deleveraging goal, we have decided to sell more properties and to concentrate our business on those markets where we have dominant position,” Dallaire said during a conference call.That means selling office, industrial and retail space in Alberta and Ontario sites, aside from Ottawa, and the Atlantic provinces. Other properties include strip malls, the Place Bathurst Mall and Phoenix Square in New Brunswick, a new office tower in Burlington, Ont., and a downtown Toronto office building.The sale of 14 per cent of its portfolio over the next 24 months will leave Cominar with 428 properties and 38 million square feet of space. Two-thirds will be located in Montreal, 27 per cent in Quebec City and 6.5 per cent in Ottawa and Gatineau, Que.Dallaire said he anticipates the biggest challenge will be unloading the 42-storey downtown Calgary Scotia Centre because of soft market conditions caused by a glut of available office space.Analyst Heather Kirk of BMO Capital Markets said focusing on the Quebec market will reduce risk and provide the company more financial flexibility to pursue acquisitions and development projects in the province.“The strategy brings Cominar back to its roots and what it was known for when it first went public,” she wrote in a report.Cominar’s units have risen more than seven per cent to $13.46 since the plan was unveiled on Tuesday. They hit a more than eight-year low earlier in the month, almost half its 2012 peak level of $25.46. read more

Framing the best Ohio State sports moments of 201213

Fans of Ohio State sports are lucky, spoiled even, you could say. Not only is Columbus home to one of the country’s best football programs with Urban Meyer at the helm, but the basketball team, under the watch of Thad Matta, has developed into a national power. Over the last five years, OSU leads all schools in the two-sport winning percentage of football and men’s basketball. The past academic year witnessed a flawed but driven football team go undefeated and a basketball squad, having to replace a two-time all-American and the program’s third all-time leading scorer, come within a game of matching its NCAA Tournament run from a season ago. As the photo editor of The Lantern, I was privileged to witness each of OSU’s 12 football games in person. I also covered the majority of the basketball team’s contests, including all of the Big Ten Tournament in Chicago and the NCAA Tournament games in Dayton and Los Angeles. Here’s the best that was on the gridiron and the hardwood in 2012-13 at OSU: Best game: OSU 73, Arizona 70, NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Playing in one of America’s basketball cathedrals, OSU advanced to its second Elite Eight in as many seasons at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The No. 6-seeded Wildcats, coached by Sean Miller, Matta’s former assistant at Xavier, raced out to a 26-17 lead. Junior forward Deshaun Thomas hit a couple 3-pointers to help the Buckeyes claw back to within four points at halftime. Out of the break, No. 2 seed OSU used a 10-2 run to take hold of the contest. The Buckeyes lead got as high as eight points with 7:42 to play, but an and-one layup from senior guard Mark Lyons tied the game at 70-70 with 21 seconds remaining. With the ball in his hands less than a week after hitting the game-winner in a third round contest against Iowa State, junior guard Aaron Craft passed to LaQuinton Ross with two seconds left. The sophomore forward and occupant of Kobe Bryant’s locker during the stay in L.A. hit a 3-pointer from the left arc to catapult the Buckeyes past the Wildcats. Best player: Then-sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller Thomas made a strong case for himself being the name in this category, leading the Big Ten in scoring and being OSU’s only offensive option for the most of the season. But as much as the junior forward was relied on this winter, Miller was to an even greater extent with the football team. The then-sophomore set a school record for total yards in a season and was a serious Heisman contender until the trophy’s finalists were announced in early December. In 2012, Miller totaled 3,310 yards and 28 touchdowns. With Thomas declaring himself eligible for the NBA Draft, Miller is likely to see his name in this category again next year. Best play: Craft’s game-winning 3-pointer vs. Iowa State Two plays made by players on the football team came to mind when trying to decide who would win this category. There was the scrambling run for a touchdown by Miller at Penn State that involved multiple juke moves before a leap into the end zone. And the superman-esque dive by then-sophomore linebacker Ryan Shazier into Wisconsin then-senior running back Montee Ball forced a fumble at the goal line and stopped history (Ball was a touchdown away from setting the NCAA career record). But neither of those, nor any play made by the football or basketball team this year, were better than the 3-pointer Craft hit in Dayton against Iowa State to send OSU into the Sweet 16. Dribbling the ball at the top of the key, the junior guard waved off calls for the ball by Thomas and junior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. With Cyclone freshman forward Georges Niang isolated on him, Craft waited until there was one second left before firing a 3-pointer that found nothing but the bottom of the net. “I hope someday they put a statue in front of our building of him,” Matta said on CBS after the game. “Coaches were telling me he’s exhausted. He’s too tough to be tired. What a big-time shot.” Best moment: Then-redshirt junior quarterback Kenny Guiton leads comeback against Purdue OSU’s dream of an undefeated season nearly came to a screeching halt at the end of the third quarter of the Buckeyes’ Oct. 20 game against Purdue in Columbus. Miller had just suffered an injury, left the field on a cart and exited the stadium in an ambulance. OSU was trailing the Boilermakers, 20-14, and with its best player out, the team’s perfect 7-0 record was almost assuredly going to be handed a blemish. In stepped Guiton, who did little to help the Buckeyes’ cause until the game was just about over. With 2:40 left and the score 22-14, the then-redshirt junior threw an interception. Meyer grabbed Guiton, who was noticeably distraught. “I said, ‘You’re going to win us a game,’” Meyer said. “He looked right at me. I think he was down but I think that moment kind of picked him up.” OSU got the ball back, and Guiton led a 61-yard drive with 47 seconds left that ended with a touchdown pass to then-redshirt junior wide receiver Chris Fields. The Buckeyes tied the game with a two-point conversion on a lobbed throw to then-freshman tight end Jeff Heuerman and won the contest in overtime. Best underdog story: Zach Boren’s move to linebacker OSU’s defense had shredded in back-to-back games against Nebraska and Indiana in mid-October. The Buckeyes allowed a combined 87 points in those two contests, and at the heart of Meyer’s concerns about his defense was the linebacker position. Boren, then-senior and 30-game starter at fullback, had played linebacker in high school and was recruited to OSU to play that position. Sensing that his team needed someone to step up and fill a void, Boren asked Meyer if he could play linebacker during an October practice. Meyer obliged to the request, and Boren responded by helping revamp a defense that allowed just 57 points in November. The Pickerington native recorded 50 tackles on the season and averaged 8.2 tackles per game in his six games at linebacker, including a career-high 12 in the overtime win at Wisconsin. “Talk about Zach Boren. You want someone to write a book on, wow, that would be good if you go write a book on Zach Boren,” Meyer said. Best team: Football The basketball team can make its arguments: Big Ten Tournament champions, an Elite Eight Appearance and an 11-game winning streak. The football team only needs to make one, though. Undefeated. Meyer and his squad literally accomplished everything they could in 2012, winning all 12 of their games and recording the school’s first perfect season since 2002. read more

NHS watchdogs back down after standoff with doctors on tax rules

first_img 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. NHS watchdogs have backed down in a row with locum doctors, performing a U-turn over new tax rules.Last month the health service regulator accused agency medics of an “organised campaign” to hold the NHS to ransom over tax changes.The crisis stems from new rules – introduced in April – which attempt to clamp down on tax avoidance.NHS trusts were ordered to subtract tax and national insurance from pay packets at source from workers supplied to them via agencies or personal service companies.The regulator had said “all locum, agency and bank staff” should fall under the new tax rules, introduced by HM Revenue and Customs.Some doctors said the changes could mean a drop in income of up to 50 per cent. But others said earnings will only be reduced if workers were paying too little tax in the first place.In recent weeks, NHS managers said agency doctors were threatening to withdraw from shifts at late notice, unless rates of pay were increased, with some demanding a rise of as much as 56 per cent.The watchdog, NHS Improvement, described the actions as a “very organised campaign” by doctors who were aware that hospitals could struggle to maintain safe services without them. But the regulator has now issued new guidance, reversing previous advice. Instead trusts have been told to examine each case on an individual basis, before deciding whether agency workers are covered by the new IR35 rules.The changes follow a legal threat from two unions representing locum doctors and nurses – the Locum Doctors Union and the Healthcare Professionals Union. A&E center_img They said the changes would have seen temporary doctors, nurses and allied healthcare workers lose between 30 per cent to 50 per cent of their income.Last month locum doctors were warned that they could be struck off if they cancel shifts in an attempt to extort more money from the NHS.The General Medical Council issued guidance after agency medics threatened to cancel shifts at late notice, in what was dubbed a “Mexican standoff” over  rates of locum pay. NHS Improvement said some doctors appeared to be involved in a “very organised” campaignCredit:Chris Radburn/PAlast_img read more

Hot time in downtown Vancouver

first_img If you played your cards just right in downtown Vancouver on Saturday, you could cruise the “Gut” in your vintage Mustang with a pint of local Marionberries in the passenger seat, before polishing off some chili, shave ice and corn dogs, and — if your indigestion hadn’t kicked in yet — shake it to local band Nu Wave Machine at dusk.The convergence of three major events — Fire in the Park, Cruisin’ the Gut, and the Vancouver Farmers Market — made downtown a humming hive of activity as families and residents drifted from one destination to the next. As a result, organizers at each said crowds were bigger than ever before.That, in turn, was excellent news for Vancouver’s nonprofit Share, which serves the hungry and homeless, and is the recipient of the proceeds from both Fire in the Park and Cruisin’ the Gut.Selling $1 tickets for samples in the chili cook-off at Fire in the Park at Esther Short Park, Share Executive Director Diane McWithy said that the day is the third-largest fundraiser for her agency. Fire in the Park, now in its third year, was certainly the largest she’d ever seen it. She thanked the Vancouver Firefighters Union for organizing the day, which is free, except for the chili cook-off and other food purchases.“We serve about 10,000 people a year — without events like this, we wouldn’t be able to support people and run the programs that we do,” McWithy said, adding that in the summertime, donations drop off, so the events provide a needed cash infusion. Yohn Baldwin plays guitar with High Point on Saturday afternoon at Esther Short Park.last_img read more

Juneau man lowers damages sought from hiker who sprung his traps

first_imgA Juneau trapper has lowered the amount of damages he’s seeking in a lawsuit against a hiker who sprang his traps last December. John Forrest sued Kathleen Turley in September. The case will appears in small claims court in Juneau Monday morning at 9.Forrest originally sued for $5,000 in damages and the cost of attorney fees. On Oct. 1, the damages sought were lowered to $1,000.Kathleen Turley encountered this eagle stuck in two traps Dec. 24, 2014. She freed the eagle and tampered with other legally set traps in the area. She’s now being sued. (Photo courtesy Kathleen Turley)Turley says she sprang three traps on two separate days out of concern for the safety of dogs and hikers. She also freed an eagle that was caught in two traps. The eagle was later euthanized.Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Turley for tampering with traps that Forrest had legally set, not for freeing the eagle. But at the arraignment, the state dropped the case.Forrest is being represented by Fairbanks attorney Zane Wilson. Wilson helped win a high profile case against a wildlife biologist who freed a wolf from a snare in Tok in 1997. On Monday, Wilson will represent Forrest by telephone.Juneau lawyer Nick Polasky is representing Turley pro bono. Polasky is a former state assistant district attorney. He was the primary prosecutor for fish and game offenses in Ketchikan and Juneau.last_img read more

High Court stays AP govt order on review of power purchase

first_imgAmaravati: In a major setback to the YS Jaganmohan Reddy government, the Andhra Pradesh High Court on Thursday stayed the operation of an order constituting a high-level negotiation committee for renegotiating the power purchase agreements with wind and solar developers. Justice M Ganga Rao stayed the order issued on July 1 for four weeks on a batch of petitions filed by about 40 wind and solar power generating companies. The judge directed the state government to file its counter and posted the case to August 22 for further hearing. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us It may be recalled that the Reddy government took a decision to review all the Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) signed by the previous Chandrababu Naidu regime with wind and solar power generators and constituted a high-level committee to renegotiate the prices. The Centre wrote at least two letters to the state government, asking it not to go ahead with such review, as it would adversely affect the investments into the power sector. Also Read – Saaho movie tickets pricey in Nellore Advertise With Us Ignoring the Centre’s advice, the Reddy government went ahead with the review exercise, saying the PPAs caused a loss of about Rs 5,000 crore to the state exchequer. In this backdrop, the private power producers moved the high court seeking scrapping of GO 63. They also challenged the letters sent by the AP Southern Power Distribution Company Limited, threatening to cancel the PPAs if the prices were not cut. Advertise With Us Presenting the arguments on behalf of the petitioners, senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi pointed out that the power producers bagged the contracts based on competitive bidding. Relevant agreements were signed only upon the AP Electricity Regulatory Commission’s approval (of the tariffs), he noted. The state government’s stand on the issue was “objectionable,” he said. The court, while noting that the PPAs came under the ERC’s jurisdiction, asked why the government had to issue warning letters (to the power producers). “Could not the issue be amicably resolved at the ERC?” it asked. It also questioned the legality of GO 63. Presenting the government’s version, Advocate General Sriram Subrahmanyam contended that cancellation of PPAs was within the government’s purview. He said the state was competent to intervene as electricity was in the Concurrent List. The show-cause notice issued by the power distribution companies, threatening cancellation (of PPAs) if the power producers did not agree for negotiation, was only meant to seek revision of the PPA terms in accordance with the Electricity Act. The Advocate General said the state government intended to move the APERC in that regard and the present High-Level Negotiation Committee was only to find if a consensus could be arrived at. The AG maintained that there was “no threat or coercion” on the issue. The judge, however, observed that he found the negotiating procedure to be outside the jurisdiction of the government under the Electricity Act and there should be no haste in these matters.last_img read more

New roadways in the works for Puerto Morelos

first_imgPuerto Morelos, Q.R. — Motorists in Puerto Morelos will have new roads thanks to the work carried out on Avenida Joaquín Hendricks Díaz, which for years remained closed.Municipal president Laura Fernández Piña said the two-lane road toward the federal highway, between Timón and Zetina Gasca, is being installed. She explained that they are leveling and compacting so they can eventually seal the surface before applying asphalt.“This avenue, in the section of the Timón to the Zetina Gasca, always remained closed because it was never paved. It was not even level so that even if it was a dirt road, vehicles could circulate. In response to a request from citizens, we included this road in the transformation of Puerto Morelos,” she said.Laura Fernandez explained that the paving work of Joaquín Hendricks Díaz is being completed with an investment of 43 million peso from the Budget of Expenditures of the Federation.She also reported that this week will be the paving of Goleta Street in Villas Morelos I subdivision and that in the coming days, work will be done in the arteries Brújula, Catamarán, Galeón, Carabela and 23 de Enero where the old pavement has already been removed.“We work in different points of the municipal seat to continue transforming our Puerto Morelos and improve the quality of life of the people. Paving works, construction of sidewalks and garrisons, introduction of drainage and placement of new public lighting,” she added.Fernández Piña said that on February 21, conversion work for new underground electric source began.“These work projects will bring permanent benefits because we will say goodbye to the aerial wiring and the blackouts that are registered in the tourist area of our charming village. The Federal Electricity Commission and the city of Puerto Morelos have invested 20 million peso,” she explained.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

News podcast girls at risk of FGM in Cyprus

first_imgThe Cyprus News Digest, in collaboration with the Cyprus Mail brings you an in-depth analysis of some of the latest developments in international and local news – in audio form.Presented by Rosie Charalambous, this week:A study reveals how many girls in Cyprus are at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM);Cybercrime trends and the vulnerability of the internet of things;Youngsters from Nicosia’s children’s home get to know nature in PaphosFor more, visit: You May LikeNewsD82-Year-Old Woman Reunited With Purse She Lost in High SchoolNewsDUndo10amazing.com10 incredible bicycle concepts of the future10amazing.comUndoGPS Fleet Tracking | Search AdsGPS Fleet Tracking | Keep Track of Your Assets At All TimesGPS Fleet Tracking | Search AdsUndo Greece to overturn law that made universities no-go zone for policeUndoCyprus’ Dothraki warriorUndoBritish woman who claimed gang-rape taken to courtUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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