Rabat – The French Foreign Ministry confirmed Wednesday the postponement of the visit of Morocco’s chief diplomat Salaheddine Mezouar to France.The Moroccan Foreign Minister was expected to visit France this week in what appeared to be an attempt by Moroccan and French officials to ease the year-long tension between Rabat and Paris.“We are working to set with the Moroccan authorities a new date for the visit,” said Quai d’Orsay Spokesperson Romain Nadal, adding that Salaheddine Mezouar is “welcomed in France.” Salaheddine Mezouar announced that he would travel to France to meet his French counterpart Laurent Fabius.Meanwhile, Moroccan foreign ministry sources said on Monday that Morocco wants immunity from prosecution in France for its officials as a condition of resuming judicial and security cooperation agreements with Paris.“Moroccan officials should have immunity on French soil. And we can always work out our differences through the diplomatic process,” a Moroccan source was quoted by Reuters as saying.France wants intelligence from Morocco and other North African countries on terrorism suspects, an interest that has become more urgent after this month’s killings at the Charlie Hebdo magazine and a Jewish store in Paris.Morocco suspended cooperation agreements when half a dozen agents of the French judicial police went to the residence of the Ambassador of Morocco driven by three complaints raised against Abdellatif Hammouchi, head of the Moroccan secret services (DGST), accusing him of torture.The judicial move had been prompted by lawsuits filed against the Moroccan official in France by Moroccan activists.
Rabat – Hootsuite, a social media manager that keeps track of global internet usage, said in its annual report that Moroccans mostly use Whatsapp, Facebook, and Instagram.As of mid-2018, eighty-one percent of Moroccan internet users between 16 and 64 reported using WhatsApp, 76 percent reported using Facebook, 60 percent reported using YouTube, 45 percent reported using Instagram, and 43 percent reported using Facebook Messenger.The report, titled “The Global State of Digital in 2019,” related that 62 percent of Moroccans use the internet, equivalent to 22.57 million Moroccans. Moroccan internet usage grew by 0.03 percent from January 2018 to January 2019, and the report noted that Morocco has higher internet usage than the global average of 57 percent.Read Also: Report Finds 19 Million Moroccans Go Online EverydayAccording to the report, Moroccans spend 2 hours and 33 minutes on social media per day, and no Moroccan accesses the internet for personal use less than once a month.The report pointed out that Facebook can reach 17.00 million Moroccans with advertisements. Of those, 36 percent are women and 64 percent are men.Instagram can reach 4.40 million Moroccans, a slight majority of whom are men. Snapchat and Twitter show the biggest gender differences. SnapChat has a larger female audience (66 percent) than male (31 percent) and can reach 2.95 million Moroccans through advertisements. Twitter can reach only 454,000 Moroccans, and 76 percent are men. and Featuring analysis by Simon Kemp, a world-renowned digital expert, Hootsuite reports annually provide insights into social media, e-commerce, and mobile usage around the world.
Minister Peiris informed Prime Minister Singh of recent developments in Sri Lanka including arrangements that are being made for the elections to the Northern Provincial Council on 21 September. Describing the process involving the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) and the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, Minister Peiris said that Sri Lanka is in compliance with its obligations in terms of the Indo-Lanka Accord which includes specific provisions on linguistic and cultural aspects. In this context the Minister referred to the Tamil language being given its due place. The Minister explained as well, the provision which specifies the uniform application of administrative structures in all provinces. Prof. Peiris expressed the view that the participation of all parties in the PSC process, particularly the Tamil National Alliance, would be useful and that solutions to matters that pertain to people living in Sri Lanka should be found within Sri Lanka.Minister Peiris had wide ranging discussions with his counterpart in the Government of India, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid. The External Affairs Minister of India accepted with pleasure the invitation by Prof. Peiris to visit Sri Lanka in October. The Minister handed over to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, a letter of invitation from President Mahinda Rajapaksa, to attend the Commonwealth Summit and the Minister said that the Government of Sri Lanka looks forward to Prime Minister Singh’s participation. The Prime Minister of India requested that the Minister of External Affairs should convey to the President of Sri Lanka, the thanks of the Indian Prime Minister for deputing Prof. Peiris to hand over the letter of invitation to him, the External Affairs Ministry said. The Prime Minister and Prof. Peiris discussed matters pertaining to the apprehension of Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan waters. The Minister expressed the necessity to find a practical solution to the issue and explained that 400-500 Indian fishing boats consisting of approximately 1500 Indian fishermen continue to cross over to Sri Lanka territorial waters during the fishing season on a daily basis with no reduction in numbers.Explaining the serious impact of this practice on the livelihoods of Tamil fishermen in the North of Sri Lanka, Minister Peiris said that the matter is aggravated by the fishing methods used by the Indian fishermen such as use of multi-day fishing boats and nylon nets and bottom trawling which cause damage to the sea bed and marine eco system. Moreover, the Indian fishermen no longer confine themselves to the Palk Bay area but venture close to the eastern seaboard, Mullaitivu, Mannar and Point Pedro. Sri Lanka is therefore compelled to put in place an effective deterrent as the Government of Sri Lanka has a responsibility to protect the livelihoods of the fishermen in the North of Sri Lanka. The deterrent mechanism involves apprehending fishermen, producing them in court and charging a fine. There is no intention whatsoever to harass or oppress fishermen or keep them in custody for long periods. Due care will always be given to treating fishermen in a humane manner. External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris briefed Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in New Delhi today on the post war developments in Sri Lanka, the External Affairs Ministry said.The discussions between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Prof G.L. Peiris included a range of matters such as cooperation with regard to the economy, development and the rehabilitation process.
Sri Lanka today successfully tested artificial rain for the first time in the country over the Maussakele Reservoir, the Power and Energy Ministry said.The Ministry said that an Air Force aircraft was used in the test resulting in around 45 minutes of rainfall. A special team of engineers from Thailand assisted in the entire operation.
Defence Secretary, General SHS Kottegoda today assured that the security threat in the country has been brought under control and the public can go about their usual dail activities.He said that the threat following the Easter Sunday attacks has been eliminated and security strengthened in the country. He said that special focus of the security operations has been placed on schools, places of worship and hotels. (Colombo Gazette) “I say with responsibility the situation is now under control,” he said.Kottegoda said that security operations are being conducted around the island by the Police and the security forces.
Aiming to protect 3.5 million children from malaria in Niger, where almost all the population are at risk from the disease, more than 2 million mosquito nets have now been delivered throughout the impoverished country to mothers of children under five, the United Nations-backed health fund that sponsored the campaign said today. Distribution of mosquito nets began at the end of last year in a campaign that was supported by an $11 million grant from the UN-backed Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, as well as by $2 million from the Canadian International Development Agency. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the Niger Ministry of Health began distributing the mosquito nets on 19 December, in tandem with a house-to-house effort to vaccinate ‘under-fives’ against Polio, the agencies said in a news release. Additional support for the programme was provided by the Norwegian and American Red Cross societies, Rotary, the Center for Medical Research (CERMES), the Measles Partnership, the Polio Eradication Programme, the Roll Back Malaria Partnership – which includes the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – and United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The campaign also involved almost 4,000 Red Cross volunteers and more than 16,000 other vaccinators and community workers, the release stated, adding that the Niger Red Cross society would play an “essential role in following up that the nets are correctly hung up and used.” With a population of over 12 million, Niger ranks last of 177 countries measured by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) Human Development Index (2005) and 97 per cent of its population is at risk from malaria. Children in Niger face an under-five mortality rate among the highest in the world – 255 per 1,000. The Global Fund currently supports Niger’s efforts to combat malaria through two grants worth $16 million. A third grant worth up to $4.6 million for malaria programs was approved in December. In a separate development related to the fight against malaria, the single largest killer of children in Africa, stars of the African music world and international public health experts, gathered in New York last week for the US premiere screening of ‘AFRICA LIVE: The Roll Back Malaria Concert,’ co-hosted by the UN Foundation and UNICEF. “One of the most effective interventions is to make sure that all children and mothers sleep under impregnated mosquito nets,” UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Kul Gautam said at the screening. “These mosquito nets cost only five cents apiece. If all the children of Africa slept under mosquito nets, a quarter of a million children would not die every year.”
It wasn’t easy, but the Pittsburgh Penguins kept their bid for a second-consecutive Stanley Cup alive on Thursday night, surviving the surprising Ottawa Senators with a double-overtime win in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals. On paper, there was little reason to think the Sens would pose much of a threat to the defending champs, let alone take them into the 85th minute of Game 7. But that’s the way things have been for Pittsburgh all playoffs long.Chris Kunitz’s game-winning goal saved Pittsburgh from what would have been the biggest conference-finals upset since 1996, when the Florida Panthers knocked off a very different version of the Penguins. According to Hockey-Reference.com’s Simple Rating System (SRS), Pittsburgh ranked fourth in the league during the regular season (0.59 goals per game better than average), while Ottawa ranked a distant 18th (0.01 goals per game below average).1In 1996, the Pens ranked third and the Panthers ranked eighth, though the gap between the two teams — 0.6 goals — was just as big as the gap between Pittsburgh and Ottawa this season.It was the second series in a row that Pittsburgh has been taken the distance by its opponent, after Washington pushed them to seven games in the conference semifinal. To their credit, the Penguins weathered each onslaught; they even outgunned the Sens by 45 combined shots in the East final, including 49 over the series’ final four games. But Pittsburgh has also been living dangerously. Its even-strength possession metrics over the entire playoffs are not as good as they were during last year’s run to the Cup final, nor do they compare well with the postseason numbers of the Penguins’ upcoming opponent, the Nashville Predators.The Preds didn’t play particularly great hockey during the regular season — they ranked 13th in SRS (in part because brilliant defenseman P.K. Subban missed 16 games with an injury). But they’ve saved their best work for the playoffs, where they rank second in possession rate (Pittsburgh is 12th out of 16 teams) and first in SRS2Playoff SRS is calculated by adjusting each team’s playoff goal differential for the regular-season SRS ratings of the teams they’ve played, with a home-ice advantage adjustment to account for where each game was played. (Pittsburgh is second). Pittsburgh was better in the regular season, but Nashville’s been the hotter team of late.So which situation would you rather be in, heading into next week’s series? Intuition might say it’s better to be the comparatively less worn-down Preds, rolling with the more impressive postseason stats. But history suggests otherwise. Going back to 1988,3The earliest season of data in Hockey-Reference’s indispensable game finder tool. there have been 14 cases in which one Stanley Cup finalist had the better regular-season SRS, but its opponent had the superior SRS in the playoffs leading up to the final.414 other times, SRS from both the regular season and postseason agreed who the better team was; those clear favorites won their series 79 percent of the time. Of those, the better regular-season team won the Cup nine times (64 percent). And that’s not even considering that the Penguins’ regular-season edge was slightly wider than the typical favorite’s, or that they’ll have home-ice advantage in the final.If we’ve learned anything about the Penguins these playoffs, it’s that they rarely make things easy. (And if we’ve learned anything about the NHL since 1998, it’s that repeating as a champion is really hard.) But a grueling, complicated postseason run isn’t necessarily a handicap in the Stanley Cup Final, if you’ve had a championship track record all season long.
London teenager Stephen Lawrence, who was murdered in a racist attack on April 22, 1993, aged 18Credit:Stephen Lawrence family A high profile ethnic minority recipient of this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours says that while the diversity of those recognised has improved it has made little difference to the lives of thousands of disadvantaged young people.This year’s honours includes one of the highest number of ethnic minority people in recent years – at 10.4 per cent of the total – with awards going to campaigners against racism, female genital mutilation and job discrimination.The range of awards to Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) individuals is understood to reflect outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May’s determination that the honours system should “remove barriers to success and work to tackle discrimination”.But Sonia Watson, the chief executive of the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, has criticised the lack of social mobility in Britain, saying that ethnic minority youngsters are still being excluded from top jobs and professions.Ms Watson, who receives an OBE for services to diversity in architecture, told The Telegraph: “It’s certainly encouraging that more BAME people are being recognised, compared to a decade ago, but statistically very little has changed.“We’re still not getting young people who come from disadvantaged backgrounds, particularly those from ethnic minorities, into play. They are still not getting a seat at the table.” Ms Watson works through the trust set up in the name of the murdered London teenager to help disadvantaged BAME youngsters fulfill his dream of becoming an architect.But she points out that less than a quarter of board members of FTSE 100 companies are women, and less than seven per cent come from black, Asian or minority ethnic backgrounds.At the same time black graduates are around twice as likely as white graduates to be unemployed and only 1 in 15 people in a management position are from BAME backgrounds.Particularly damning is the fact that at the time of his death in 1993 ethnic minority youngsters like Stephen had only a 1 per cent chance of becoming an architect and that figure is now slightly lower.“Something has changed visually in terms of more ethnic minority people like me being recognised, and that is welcome, but the reality on the ground is very poor when it comes to people’s opportunities. We have a lot of work to do,” added Ms Watson. “With the help of everybody in this country we’ll start to see the real change that Stephen wanted to inspire.”Others from an ethnic minority to be recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours include Nimco Ali and Leyla Hussein, who receive OBEs for their work at the forefront of the global campaign against female genital mutilation (FGM). Nimco Ali, who has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to tackling FGM and gender inequalityCredit:Stefan Rousseau/PA Holocaust survivors George Hans Vulkan, Ernest Simon, Walter Kammerling and Ruzena Levy, at the Jewish Museum LondonCredit:Yui Mok/PA Ms Ali and Dr Hussein, who are of Somali origin, both suffered FGM at an early age and have dedicated themselves to ending the practice and encouraging women to take the lead in speaking out against it.Dr Hussein, the global ambassador for the UK aid funded The Girl Generation, which is helping to build an African led movement against FGM, said: “FGM is not a cultural or religious practice, it is actually violence against women to stop them experiencing pleasure.“I hope other places around the world will see the government funding and recognition our organisations receive as a great example.”Ms Ali who set up the UK’s first FGM helpline with the NSPCC, pointed out that 147,000 women in the UK had suffered FGM, adding: “I’m proud to be Somalian, I’m proud to be British, I’m proud to be Muslim. FGM has no part in those cultures. I’m honoured to receive this [OBE] on behalf of those African women who are fighting FGM.”Also recognised is Simon Woolley, the founder of Operation Black Vote, who receives a knighthood for his work in encouraging BAME communities to take more part in the political process; Cush Jumbo, the star of The Good Wife, who receives an MBE; and Chris Ramsey, who receives an MBE for services to football and diversity in sport.Mr Ramsay’s work as a coach with Tottenham Hotspur, Queens Park Rangers and England’s under-20 and under-17 squads paved the pay for other black coaches in the game. But he warned that the racism he experienced as a footballer in the late 70s and 80s “has never gone away”.’Time to honour all Holocaust survivors’ All those who survived the horrors of the Holocaust should be honoured before it is too late, a leading campaigner has said after seven survivors were named in the birthday honours list.Walter Kammerling, 95, Ernest Simon, 89, Gabrielle Keenaghan, 92, Ruzena Levy, 89, Ann and Bob Kirk, 90 and 94, and George Hans Vulkan, 89, will all receive British Empire medals for their dedication to Holocaust remembrance and education, which has seen them tell their painful stories to more than 100,000 schoolchildren around the country. Other survivors have been recognised in the past, but with many now frail and elderly there is an urgency to the need to make sure all are honoured, particularly at a time of “rising anti-Semitism, Holocaust denial and hate”, said Karen Pollock, chief executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust.The number of direct Holocaust survivors still alive in Britain is now estimated by the trust to be in the “low hundreds”.Ms Pollock said: “Though smaller in number, there are still survivors who continue to share their testimony, they work hard to educate about the holocaust, who have yet to receive national recognition, and I hope that they too will be rightly recognised while we still can.”It is my view that all survivors who have not yet been recognised for their efforts should be.”Mrs Levy, 89, who survived the Auschwitz Nazi death camp in German-occupied Poland as a teenager, continues to speak in schools despite suffering nightmares every time she shares her memories of the ordeal.She said: “It all makes me suffer, by the fact that I think about it too much beforehand and certainly relive it afterward, but I’m glad to do it, I get very good feedback from children, lovely letters and reports from teachers (about) how much good it has done, and that is satisfying.”The 89-year-old, who now lives in Golders Green, north London, added: “The honour is a great surprise and appreciated by me and my family, and I’m proud for them.”Mrs Levy’s daughter, Shelley, 56, said: “She feels that it’s very, very important and she’s running out of time, and she needs to make the most of every day and talk when she can.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? 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The family of a six-year-old Abrams Creek Primary School student who fell into the Pomeroon River, Region Two, and drowned, is calling for a proper investigation to be carried out into the incident.The young grieving parents of Ramesh Khanai, a Grade One student of Abrams Creek, Upper Pomeroon River is receiving the legal assistance of former Attorney General Anil Nandlall.The father of the child, Doodnauth Khanai, claims that his son was at school when the incident occurred.As such he is alleging that the drowning may have resulted due to negligence on the part of the teachers at the school entrusted with his care.The distraught father visited the former AG’s office earlier today (Tuesday) who was able to get a letter dispatched to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) seeking an inquest.Speaking with this news agency, Nandlall explained that neither the Education Ministry nor the Social Protection Ministry has reached out to the parents of the dead child.The attorney said that based on the facts that were presented to him, the incident happened as a result of negligence. Khanai fell into the Pomeroon river about 11:45h on Thursday, July 12 when he went to wash his feet in the river which runs along the front of his school.Efforts to make contact with the school’s administration for a comment on the matter proved futile. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related6-year-old Pomeroon student reportedly drowns in river near schoolJune 13, 2018In “Crime”Body of drowned Abrams Creek boat builder recoveredSeptember 20, 2018In “Crime”Essequibo mechanic chops wife, then attempts suicideApril 19, 2017In “Crime”
Horrible experience had players and staff of Partizan Belgrade after quaterfinal match in the Challenge Cup in Athens against AEK 24:23. On the court, there were no doubt, who was better, because Partizan came with six goals difference from the first match in Belgrade (28:22), but AEK Athens fans didn’t want to let Serbs without frustration…Watch the VIDEO. Some players and members of Partizan’s staff get injured, but on the end, it is only important that all of them were in the Bus to Belgrade.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g57Oa-KtcFQ&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]In the semifinals in Challenge Cup are also Cimos Koper (Slovenia), Stinta Bacau (Romania) and Benfica (Portugal).photo: zurnal.rs ← Previous Story Men’s EHF Champions League (TOP 16): Six from TOP 8 from Germany and Spain Next Story → Men’s EHF CL 1/4 Finals Draw: Barcelona against Kiel! AEK – Partizan handballaek handballhandball fanatics
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram After around five hours of talks in Brussels aimed at sealing an agreement with Greece’s creditors, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told reporters early on Thursday that there had been progress, particularly in relation to Greece’s primary surplus targets, noting however that talks would continue over the “next days.”Tsipras, who met with European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker and Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem, referred to the “constructive” stance of the European Commission during the discussions and said the two sides were “very close” on primary surplus targets.However, in an acknowledgement of the differences that remain to be bridged between the two sides, Tsipras said that the “realistic proposals” were those of the Greek government.He referred in particular to proposed pension cuts which he indicated that Greece could not accept.Asked by reporters whether Greece would be able make its next payment to the International Monetary Fund on Friday, Mr. Tsipras said, “Don’t worry about it,” noting that Greece has already repaid billions to the Fund.Dijsselbloem was characteristically terse but said the talks were “very good” and would continue over the next few days.In a statement, the EC referred to a “good, constructive meeting,” and signalled that there would be another meeting, saying ” intense work will continue.”Source: Kathimerini
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas July 18, 2017 — The Department of Corrections officer who was arrested on Friday for drug possession has been ordered to pay a $2,600 fine. Former prison guard Demetrius Maycock, 25, was arrested after Drug Enforcement Unit officers executed a search warrant at his home on Caravel Road, Sunset Park around 1pm and found just over two ounces of marijuana. Following the arrest, police also discovered an unlicensed shotgun and ammunition in Maycock’s house. Maycock pleaded guilty to two counts of drug possession and possession of unlicensed arms and ammunition. Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes ordered him to pay $1000 for each arms and ammunition charge and $300 for each drug charge. Maycock could serve one year in prison if the fines are not paid.#MagneticMediaNews Recommended for you The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Related Items:#magneticmedianews
Hoiana golf course to welcome first players from 23 September Load More Vietnam ponders easing casino investment requirements in Special Economic Zones APE completes new installation of Konami’s “Fortune Cup” at MGM Cotai Hong Kong investment firm Matrix Holdings has proposed the development of a horse-racing course and horse breeding center in the Vietnamese city of Da Nang.According to local media outlet VnExpress, the construction of the facilities would begin this year and cost a combined US$200 million if approved. RelatedPosts A US$500 million entertainment complex and horse racing course is already under construction near Hanoi after the National Assembly legalized sports betting in 2017 and enacted laws that opened the door for greater foreign investment 12 months later.However, the proposed Da Nang facility is yet to be confirmed with the government still in negotiations with Matrix Holdings.“The biggest difficulty for investors is finding land suitable for the size of the projects,” said Huynh Lien Phuong, Deputy Director in charge of the Investment Promotion and Support Board under the Da Nang City People’s Committee.“The city no longer allocates land directly to investors as before. Instead, they will have to participate in a public auction or bidding process.”
While a spokesperson declined to reveal which magazine clients have signed on for WCM 4.0, he said Nstein is targeting mid- and large-size publishers. Prices vary depending on a publishers needs, he said. Looking to offer publishers a more “editor-centric” system for creating and managing Web sites and microsites, Canadian digital newspaper and magazine vendor Nstein Technologies has released WCM 4.0, an updated version of its content management system.WCM 4.0 integrates Nstein’s text mining engine and its digital asset management system to allow “on-the-fly” semantic tagging and association of stories, the company says. Its open architecture enables integration with other CMS platforms and content repositories.According to Nstein president and CEO Luc Filiatreault, this new version allows publishers to “gain more productivity from a slimming workforce—by improving efficiencies and competencies.”New features include automatic search, real-time semantically generated tags and metadata, advanced XML site search and a SEO toolkit.
WILMINGTON, MA — Calling all 1973 Wilmington High School Classmates! The class’s 45-Year Reunion will take place on Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 7pm to 11pm, at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall. Contact Karen Leary Brodigan at WHS1973grads@gmail.com to learn more and RSVP.(Do you know of any other Wilmington High or Shawsheen Tech reunions coming up? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWHS Class Of 1969 Announces 50th Reunion On September 14In “Education”WHS Class Of 1968 50th Reunion AnnouncedIn “Education”WHS Class Of 1979 Announces 40th Reunion On September 21In “Education”
The waiting period of Maruti Suzuki’s successful small car offering Celerio has reportedly been extended to seven to eight months and beyond in India, due to the scaling demand for the vehicle in the country.The car, which earlier had a waiting period of nearly six months, now reportedly has it extended upto one year, forcing many to cancel their bookings, reported Autocar India. According to the report, the takers of the Celerio may have to wait till next year to place their hands on the steering wheels of Maruti’s latest car.Maruti Suzuki Celerio AMT, a radical offering of the country’s largest car maker Maruti, garnered 22,000 bookings within 30 days of its launch. The automatic transmission (AMT) model of Celerio is witnessing greater demand in the country, compared to the manual model. The report also noted that the manual Celerio has a waiting period of upto four months.Unveiled at the Auto Expo 2014 in Noida, Celerio is the first car in India to come with Automated Manual Transmission (AMT). Under the hood, Celerio packs a 998cc, 3-cylinder, K10B engine, which can churn out a power of 67 bhp at 6,000 rpm and a torque of 9.1 kgm at 3,500 rpm. It is offered in six variants in India – two with automatic transmission and four with manual transmission, and claims a fuel efficiency of 23.1 kilometers for both versions. Like the features offered in Celerio, Maruti’s small car is also attractive in terms of pricing.The car that was originally launched at a starting price of ₹3.90 lakh but is now available at ₹3.76 lakh. The company revised the price of the hatchback in India, after the announcement of a reduction in excise duty by finance minister P Chidambaram. The Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) equipped LXi and VXi variants will now go on sale for ₹4.14 lakh and ₹4.43 lakh respectively, as against ₹4.29 lakh and ₹4.59 lakh quoted previously.(Ed: VP)
Gail DelaughterThe Harris County Toll Road Authority says Harris County constables will work overtime watching traffic on roadways such as the Hardy Toll Road, which connects Houston with localities and suburbs north of downtown.The Harris County Toll Road Authority (HCTRA) announced Wednesday Harris County constables will work overtime watching traffic on the toll roads during the Thanksgiving holiday.HCTRA noted in a news release that “the travel forecast for this Thanksgiving holiday is expected to reach record numbers” and added that “the heightened law enforcement presence on HCTRA roadways will focus on stopping drunk drivers and those who drive recklessly.”Additionally, law enforcement officers will intensify their efforts on non-valid temporary license plates and HCTRA’s Incident Response Team will also be available to provide drivers complimentary roadside assistance.The Harris County Toll Road Authority maintains and operates toll roads in the Houston area, including the Sam Houston Tollway, the Tomball Tollway and the Hardy Toll Road, among others. Share
Popular on Variety Earlier in her career, Henderson worked for Universal Pictures and Chernin Entertainment, where she co-produced 2013’s “The Heat,” also with McCarthy.Aubrey’s growing programming team also includes Fox alum Suzanna Makkos as exec VP of original comedy and animation, and Jennifer O’Connell as exec VP of original non-fiction and kids. WarnerMedia has tapped Feigco co-president Jessie Henderson to steer movie development for its nascent streaming service.As exec VP of original feature films, Henderson will oversee development of a range of projects, from kids, family and teen fare to adult-focused titles. She reports to Sarah Aubrey, head of original content for WarnerMedia’s streaming service, which is targeted to debut next year.“Jessie has been a standout in this business and I feel lucky to have locked her in as part of our creative team,” said Aubrey. “Her refined taste is reflected in her impressive body of work and putting her eye for talent together with the power of this platform will raise the bar even higher.”Henderson was co-founder and co-president of filmmaker Paul Feig’s Feigco banner. During her tenure, she co-produced Feig features “Spy,” “Ghostbusters” and “A Simple Favor” as well as the Feigco romantic comedy “Someone Great.” ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15
Watch: Drone Captures Incredible View of Sheep on Colorado PeakGeek Pick: DJI RoboMaster S1 Is an Educational Land Drone Stay on target No one ever wants to accidentally run into a shark while having fun hanging out and swimming in the ocean. But what can you actually do about it? It’s not like you can psychically predict the likelihood of running into a shark while you’re trying to have a good time. Luckily, modern tech has advanced to a point where we can use the tech we have to combat problems like this in intelligent ways.And by intelligent ways, I mean by using drones that use shark-spotting software to find where sharks may be laying in wait, about to attack unsuspecting beachgoers. The drone was developed utilizing special software by Australian scientists to look for sharks near the shore and will, in fact, make sure swimmers are alerted via megaphone.The drone can even tell the difference between sharks, swimmers, and other types of denizens of the sea, with better accuracy than humans can. So you could try to swim around wearing fake shark fins or something silly like this, and the drone would be having none of it. It’s funny to laugh at, but it’s seriously a very helpful piece of tech that could help save a lot of lives, especially in Australia, where shark attack encounters ranked second in the country.This kind of tech is clearly quite useful, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we see it start springing up in places around the rest of the world. Shark attacks are obviously no joke, and the more we can do to keep people safe from these unprovoked attacks, which can end up in a loss of life and limbs, the better. As drone tech improves and we’re able to do even more with the machines and software going forward, this may even be able to be applied to other threats in nature as well.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
Kolkata: Five persons were arrested for killing a two-month-old girl child at Ghughupara in Liluah, Howrah. It is alleged that they had also killed two more female infants a few months ago and buried their body somewhere neartheir houses. According to locals, Sanjay Gupta and Sangeeta Gupta of Ghughupara had two female infants who died mysteriously a few months ago. When neighbours asked about the cause of death, they allegedly told them the babies were suffering from some sort of septicemia and died due to that. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedOn Sunday morning, some of their neighbours saw Sanjay and Sangeeta going out with a girl child born two months ago and a few hours later, they saw them returning without the baby. Due to suspicion, they enquired about the baby. But Sanjay and Sangeeta could not provide them with satisfactory answers. Smelling a rat, the neighbours detained them and asked several other questions. During questioning, Sanjay and Sangeeta said the child died due to some disease and they went to bury her in Ambagan area. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseOn hearing the answer, the neighbours got furious and kept on asking about the reason behind the child’s death. Meanwhile, Liluah police station was informed. The accused, Sanjay and Sangeeta, were manhandled by the neighbours before police reached the spot. Later, the police recovered them and started interrogating them in their house. Sources informed that during police interrogation, they could not provide satisfactory answers. Immediately, five including Sanjay and Sangeeta were detained. Without losing time, the police in presence of a magistrate dug the ground where the child’s body was buried. Later, Sanjay and Sangeeta admitted to have killed the child at the police station. They were arrested and will be produced before the Howrah Court on Monday. Locals alleged that they had killed all their children within a few months of their birth as they were girls. A neighbour of Gupta family said this time the Gupta family had buried the child alive and demanded stringent action against them.