Company can be ordered to drill to end 14yearold oil leak

first_imgARLINGTON, Va. — A federal regulatory board has ruled that a New Orleans company can be required to perform more underwater drilling and excavation work to end a 14-year-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.The Interior Board of Land Appeals refused to excuse Taylor Energy Company from requirements to permanently plug wells that could be leaking oil and gas. The board publicly released its Oct. 30 decision on Tuesday.One week before the board ruled, the Coast Guard ordered the company to install a new containment system to capture and remove leaking oil until a permanent solution can be developed.Government lawyers recently disclosed a new estimate that 10,500 to 29,400 gallons (39,747 to 111,291 litres) is leaking daily from the site where slicks often stretch for miles off Louisiana’s coast.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Bourita to Lead Moroccan Delegation to UN Western Sahara Talks in

Rabat – In the lead up to next week’s talks, the four parties are mobilizing their delegations to take part in the meeting, an initial step toward an agreed upon solution to the conflict.The pan-African magazine Jeune Afrique reported that Morocco’s delegation will include the Dakhla-Oued Eddahab region President Khattat Yanja and and the Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra region President Hamdi Ould Errachid.The UN Secretary-General’s personal envoy for Western Sahara, Horst Kohler, invited Morocco, Algeria, the Polisario and Mauritania to a UN roundtable of talks in Geneva. The UN wants the meeting to serve as an initial step toward a more robust move in preparation to re-launch negotiations to find a mutually acceptable political solution to the conflict.Algeria, which claims itself an observer to the conflict, will be represented by Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdelkader Messahel, his adviser Abdallah Baali, and Algeria’s ambassador to the UN Sabri Boukadoum.While Algeria denies its responsibility in the conflict, UN Resolution 2440 called on it as well as the other parties to “work constructively with the  Personal Envoy, in the spirit of compromise, throughout the duration of this process to ensure a successful outcome.”Analysts say the resolution represented a diplomatic gain for Morocco because it included Algeria, calling it a neighboring country to the conflict.Algeria still calls itself an observer despite the UN’s clear message in Resolution 2440, adopted on October 31.Mauritania’s delegation, which will take part in the Geneva roundtable of talks, will include Minister of Foreign Affairs Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed. The separatist group will be represented by the self-proclaimed president of Parliament Khatri Addouh, and M’Hammad Khaddad, former chief of military security.Read Also: UK: UN Talks in Geneva Important for Moroccan-Algerian DialogueThe meeting, the first of its kind since 2012, will oversee the determination of the parties to engage in future negotiations.In October, Bourita said that Morocco would  attend the roundtable to remind the participants of Morocco’s firm conditions.Morocco is firm that it will accept no solution other than its autonomy plan.The Moroccan official also said that Algeria needs to contribute to finding a solution to the conflict, saying it is the “one which created the problem.”Read Also: Western Sahara: Kohler Invites Morocco, Polisario, Algeria and Mauritania for Talks in GenevaKing Mohammed VI called for more dialogue between Morocco and Algeria to break tension and the stalemate resulting from frozen diplomatic ties.The King’s offer was echoed by Morocco’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs during a meeting between Bourita and Algeria’s ambassador to Rabat on MondayIn the meeting, Bourita told the Algerian diplomat that Morocco wants to know the official response of Algeria regarding Morocco’s dialogue offer. read more

Most people who caught Ebola got it from superspreaders

first_img Tuesday 14 Feb 2017, 2:28 PM A volunteer of the German forces Bundeswehr gets sprayed a bleach mixture on his protective suit during a training for the Ebola virus in Appen. A volunteer of the German forces Bundeswehr gets sprayed a bleach mixture on his protective suit during a training for the Ebola virus in Appen. Image: Markus Schreiber/AP 14,452 Views Feb 14th 2017, 2:28 PM Image: Markus Schreiber/AP Share3 Tweet Email1 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlecenter_img Most people who caught Ebola got it from ‘superspreaders’ If superspreading had been completely under control about two-thirds of Ebola cases could have been avoided. Short URL MOST OF THE people infected with Ebola in the West Africa epidemic that began in 2014 got sick through contact with a small number of “superspreaders” with the disease, researchers say.The study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows such “superspreaders” can be extremely dangerous when it comes to infectious disease outbreaks.The West African Ebola epidemic was the largest in history and killed more than 11,300 people, with many of the cases involving people infected while caring for a sick person or burying a body.“We now see the role of superspreaders as larger than initially suspected,” said co-author Benjamin Dalziel, an assistant professor of population biology in the College of Science at Oregon State University.It was the cases you didn’t see that really drove the epidemic, particularly people who died at home, without making it to a care center.At the time, researchers counted cases according to those seen in medical centers, but they later realised these were a small fraction of the total.“There wasn’t a lot of transmission once people reached hospitals and care centers,” said Dalziel.“In our analysis we were able to see a web of transmission that would often track back to a community-based superspreader.”In fact, 61 percent of those infected with the disease caught it from people accounting for just three percent of those who got sick, the researchers said.The study included researchers from Princeton University, Oregon State University, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the Imperial College London, and the US National Institutes of Health.If superspreading had been completely under control about two-thirds of Ebola cases could have been avoided, the report said.- © AFP, 2017 Read: One dead and several hurt after trains collide in Luxembourg 15 Comments By AFPlast_img read more

Family escapes harm as chimney fire damages Hazel Dell home

first_imgA chimney fire caused a northeast Hazel Dell family to abandon their house Sunday night.Firefighters responded at 8:12 to 3512 N.E. 109th St. to find smoke and flames coming from the back of the house. The fire was in the chimney and spread from the first to the second floor, said Dawn Johnson with Fire District 6.The family escaped and called 911, Johnson said. No one was hurt.It took about 20 minutes for 16 firefighters from District 6 and Vancouver Fire Department to control the blaze.It appears there is damage to the chimney area and attic and there is smoke damage throughout the house, Johnson said.A fire marshal was on the scene Sunday night but a damage estimate had not been determined.County property records indicate the house is owned by James and Janet Mannello. The house is north of Gaiser Middle School.Johnson said the family could not stay the night at the damaged house.last_img read more

O2 extends paid paternity leave to 14 weeks for 6500 staff members

first_imgTelecommunications organisation O2 has extended its paid paternity leave to 14 weeks for all 6,500 of its permanent employees.The new policy, effective from 1 April 2019, enables all permanent employees at O2 to take 14 weeks of leave at full pay, applicable for both heterosexual and same-sex couples, as well as adoptive and surrogate partners.Permanent staff working in O2’s retail stores are also able to utilise the fully paid paternity leave provision.O2 enhanced its paternity leave to support its flexible working culture and to ensure that all permanent staff have the support and flexibility to spend time with their new families, providing the opportunity for male employees to take a greater share of caring responsibilities, if they wish.Ann Pickering (pictured), chief HR officer and chief of staff at O2, said: “Giving new parents the flexibility to spend more time at home when having a child is part and parcel of modern-day parenting.“We know that families come in all shapes and sizes and understand the importance of ensuring that we give all new parents the opportunity to spend valuable time supporting their new family. We don’t want our people to feel as though they have to choose between their career and bringing up a family.”Previously, O2 provided a maximum of two weeks’ paternity leave at full pay. The organisation’s maternity leave remains unchanged; new mothers are able to take up to 39 weeks of fully paid leave, whether they are birth or adoptive parents.To support its family-friendly leave arrangements, O2 operates a career returners programme, now in its third year. This helps to boost the confidence of individuals returning to the workplace after a career break, most commonly taken to care for family.All (100%) of the latest intake of the career returners programme have accepted roles within O2; most of these are full-time positions, with employees utilising the organisation’s flexible working programme in order to balance home and work life.Pickering added: “We are committed champions on flexible working, which is key for promoting a more diverse, balanced and inclusive culture. We’ve seen that encouraging flexible working has a direct impact on motivating and retaining the best people, as well as attracting top talent to our business.”last_img read more

Empty villages Rohingyas on the run in Rakhine

first_imgRohingya refugees walk through a paddy field after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Cox`s Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo: ReutersA military campaign to wipe out Rohingya insurgents has rained violence down on Myanmar’s Rakhine state, sending nearly 390,000 Muslim Rohingya refugees fleeing for sanctuary in Bangladesh.Around 30,000 Rakhine Buddhists and Hindus have also been displaced, as ethnic and religious hatreds carve through the western state.Access to the epicentre of unrest — the northern wedge of Rakhine — has been blocked by the government as the crisis unfolds.But the weary and wounded Rohingya arriving in Bangladesh have told consistent but unverifiable accounts of village massacres, with soldiers and vigilante mobs teaming up to empty out communities and burn them to the ground.The UN has accused Myanmar of waging an ethnic cleansing campaign against the Rohingya, a stateless group that the Buddhist-majority country refuses to recognise as citizens.The government refutes the accusations, instead saying the army has carried out targeted operations to snuff out the militant group, whose attacks on police posts in late August unleashed the massive military response.Here is what we know about who is left in violence-ravaged Rakhine, where tens of thousands of people are believed to still be on the move.- Empty villages -A census published in 2015 said three million people lived in Rakhine, including an estimated 1.1 million Rohingya.Rakhine’s northernmost Maungdaw district was home to around three quarters of that population, according to government figures.But nearly forty percent of its Rohingya villages have been completely abandoned in the past three weeks, said government spokesman Zaw Htay.”There are 176 villages where the whole village fled,” he told reporters Wednesday night, out of 471 Rohingya communities in total.The recent refugee arrivals in Bangladesh amount to more than a third of the total number of Rohingya once based in Myanmar.Tens of thousands of ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Hindus have also been driven from their homes since late August, saying they were targeted by the Rohingya militants.On Thursday Myanmar’s government said some 4,000 people had started trickling back to their villages in Maungdaw as clashes between the army and militants ebbed, without specifying their ethnicity.- Raging fires -Myanmar’s Information Committee has said over 7,000 homes have been destroyed by fire across at least 59 villages — the vast majority belonging to “Bengalis” as the government pejoratively calls the Rohingya.New satellite images released by Amnesty International on Friday showed that more than two dozen villages in the Rohingya-majority area had been set alight since 25 August, with patches of grey ash marking the area where structures had stood.AFP reporters on government-steered press trips have seen abandoned villages and homes reduced to ashes.Columns of smoke from the gutted villages have also been visible almost daily from across the Naf river in Bangladesh, where the Rohingya refugees are massing in ramshackle camps.Rohingya refugees say Myanmar officers and Buddhist vigilantes started the fires after driving them out of their homes with gunshots and other threats, a tactic that Amnesty has described as an “orchestrated campaign” of ethnic cleansing.Myanmar authorities deny that, saying the militants have torched the villages in a bid to attract global sympathy.- People on the move -Tens of thousands of Rohingya are believed to still be trekking through the monsoon-soaked area.For those fleeing fire-hit areas further south, it may take weeks to cross over difficult terrain, blanketed by security forces, to reach the Bangladesh border.Aid groups have been unable to access northern Rakhine since the violence erupted in late August, compounding the humanitarian crisis.”Thousands, perhaps tens of thousands, may be trapped in remote areas far from the border with limited food and medical supplies and are unable to reach safety,” said Pierre Peron, a spokesman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.Rohingya who have stayed in their villages are living in fear and struggling to survive without the food deliveries that have supported their impoverished communities for years, said Laura Haigh from Amnesty International.”They are essentially locked in and markets are not functioning,” she told AFP.Myanmar has said it will establish camps in Rohingya-majority areas of Maungdaw to provide relief, but details of the project are scant.On Thursday the Information Committee said shelters will be set up for Muslims “who can guarantee they are no way connected to the terrorists”.Government spokesman Zaw Htay has also said the country would not allow all of those who crossed into Bangladesh to return — comments likely to fuel allegations Myanmaris intentionally ejecting the Rohingya, whose presence in Myanmar has incensed powerful Buddhist nationalists for years.”Some reached the other side of border. If they come back, we cannot accept all of them,” Zaw Htay said, adding that returnees would need to be “scrutinised”.last_img

FEMA Continues Disaster Recovery Operations In Houston

first_img Share X Habitat for Humanity To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: center_img 00:00 /01:10 Nearly 894,000 people have applied for aid. Those affected by flooding have been dealing with a maze of inspections by FEMA, as well as by homeowners and flood insurance. FEMA’s Kevin Hannes says inspectors have a specific goal in mind.“They’re looking at the habitability of the home. And so we determine what we call a FEMA-verified loss, and that is no where near the total loss of the home. We’re looking at ‘do we have two bedrooms, kitchen, and a living area and one bathroom? What is it going to take to get the home back to that level of a standard?’”Grant money is distributed for specific purposes.“It’s a tax-free grant — does not have to be repaid. If they receive grants for repair money, we really want them to concentrate on the repair of their home. Their rental assistance, they’re using that for rent.”Hotel stays for Harvey survivors have been extended to January 16th. About 3,500 people are needing assistance with direct housing.“We have been in close coordination with the City of Houston as they have completed their agreements with the General Land Office, and we will start seeing their program take off here in the next few days to weeks.”FEMA’s website lists the locations of disaster recovery centers. Listenlast_img read more

DC Black Lobbyists Honor Cummings Booker

first_imgU.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings speaks at the Sixth Annual Tin Cup Awards held on July 15. (Photo by Rob Roberts )The Washington Government Relations Group (WGRG), whose membership consists of Blacks who work for firms that lobby Capitol Hill and federal government agencies, in conjunction with the embassy of Canada, held its Sixth Annual Tin Cup Awards on July 15. The event at the Canadian embassy honored U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.); U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.); Federal Housing Agency Finance Director Melvin L. Watt; Jackie Ellis, chief of staff to Rep. Al Green (D-Texas); MSNBC’s Joy Reid; and lobbyists Tiffany M. Moore and Linda Banton. They each received a trophy and recognition for their works.“It is an honor and a privilege to be here,” Cummings said. “I really appreciate this Tin Cup Award because this is God’s way of reminding you that you are on the right track.”The organization was formally founded in 1997 as a means to promote career opportunities and advancement for Blacks working in government relations, lobbying, and public affairs. Its forerunner, the Second Wednesday Group, was a professional networking group of Blacks formed in the 1960s for former staffers with members of the Congressional Black Caucus who either were interested in lobbying careers or were lobbyists.Presently, Blacks lobby for corporations, non-profits, civil and human rights groups, foreign countries, and work on K Street N.W., which is known internationally as where government relations firms are headquartered.“The Congressional Black Caucus is the conscience of the Congress and the WGRG is the conscience of K Street,” Angela Rye, a co-chair of the event, said.Cummings said that the award made him think of his father. He talked about how his father moved his family from South Carolina to Baltimore in the 1940s for a better life. The representative recalled his father’s advice when he dropped off him off at Howard University’s Carver Hall in 1969.“He told me ‘Boy, you are here to get an education,’” Cummings said. “He told me not to get a girl pregnant, fall in love, and take over any buildings. He said that he was turning me over to those ‘Negro professors over there’ and he said to me, ‘Go in those walls and get blessed so you can bless’.”U.S. Sen. Cory BookerBooker, elected to the Senate in 2013, said he appreciated the award given to him by the organization but that his generation has a lot of work to do when it comes to economic empowerment.“African Americans, Latinos, and women need to have a seat at the table of power,” the senator said. “We need to create a community of folks that can expand opportunities for people further.”A sustained standing-ovation took place when Jacqueline Ellis, a Hill staffer for the late Sen. Howell Heflin (D-Ala.), Major Owens (D-N.Y.), and chief of staff for Rep. Al Green (D-Texas), stood at the podium to speak. In addition to her duties for members of Congress, Ellis has mentored scores of Black aides on Capitol Hill and is the founding member of the Organization of African American Administrative Assistants for Chiefs of Staff in the House.Ellis is battling an undisclosed illness and asked the audience for their prayers.Watt, who Cummings referred to as a “role model,” was praised as a boss and a mentor by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. He said his work as a North Carolina representative in the House and at his agency “is about cultivating those who are following you.”“We want those of you in this organization to think bigger and perform better than those of us before you,” Watt said.Reid was cited by the lobbyist group for her work in trying to tell unbiased, accurate stories of African Americans at MSNBC while Moore, who works for female-owned lobbying firm TwinLogic Strategies, and Banton, an executive at Lockheed Martin Corporation, were recognized for being trailblazing Black female lobbyists.Anthony Collier of Texas Southern University and Khaleeq Everett of Marymount University were recognized as recipients of the Terri Grier Memorial Scholarship Fund.The organization’s President Marcus Sebastian Mason said that his organization will never forget its true purpose. “You can keep doing good, while doing well,” Mason said.last_img read more

Postgame Quotes Louisville at Florida State

first_imgOn Trent Forrest’s performance”He’s very consistent with his effort and his focus. There’s no doubt that he’s a leader on our team. I don’t think he made a basket in the first half, but I thought that he came out in the second half and he just tried to help us find a way to win. That shows that we’re a team that’s fighting. They’re dialed in, they’re communicating with each other, their body language is excellent. Phil Cofer wasn’t having one of his best games so we took him out, put RaiQuan [Gray] in. I thought that his effort there down the stretch and his leadership, he was being so verbal and calling out our defensive systems, that really made a difference down the stretch.” Louisville Head Coach Chris Mack Quotes On the difference in overtime”I thought it was our defense. We made adjustments because we were not shooting the ball very well from the perimeter. We spread the floor and started to take the ball to the basket, and we got some fouls and made our free throws down the stretch. In the first half, I was a little concerned, I think we shot 57 percent from the free throw line and in the second half it was 91. That’s a big difference. We were able to get the attempts. In the second half, with about 12-13 minutes to go, we were in the bonus, but we didn’t take advantage of it until the latter part of the game. We didn’t get the ball inside, we weren’t taking it to the basket very strongly, but because their defense was so solid, we changed our attack and started just driving the ball to the basket. I think that gave us a lot of opportunities to get to the foul line and also get a couple jumpers as well.” Mack’s Assessment of the Overtime Period”They just wore us down; we have guys playing a lot of minutes. Our offense the last six minutes of regulation and overtime, we got a shot, it was an earned shot. We shot a high enough percentage to win, but we gave up way too many possessions. When I say gave up, I mean Florida State has a lot to do with that. We have to do a better job of taking care of the ball and being stronger with it and getting open for our teammates.”  Print Friendly Version On the difficulty dealing with Florida State’s pressure”The cumulative effect, I thought we did a pretty good job. A lot of our turnovers early on were dead balls, then it became live ball turnovers and them picking you up and wearing you down. Having said that, with 1:40 left in the game, I thought we had the game in our hands. Not that it was a layup to win, we still had to do what we needed to do to come away with the win and we weren’t able to. Hats off to them for the way they finished and took the game.” Opening Statement”It’s one of those ball games that could’ve gone either way. I thought the second half we became a lot more aggressive on the defensive end and were able to force some turnovers that led to some opportunities that we just were not getting in the first half. I thought they [Louisville] did a very good job of executing in the first half and we had a hard time making shots in the first half. We shot the ball poorly from the three and I didn’t think that defensively we were dialed in. The second half I thought we came out a lot more locked into our defensive schemes, forced some turnovers, but then midway in the half Ryan [McMahon] came in and hit three three’s in a row and kind of put us back on our heels once again. We called time out and I thought our guys regrouped mentally from it. From then on, I thought that we showed a lot of character. Louisville is a very good basketball team. They’re hard to prepare for, they execute very well, they’re extremely patient. They move the ball and in the first half they really made it hard for us to force any turnovers. In the second half, I thought we just turned it up a notch, forced some turnovers and got some easy baskets and that really probably made the biggest difference in the game.”center_img Story Links Opening StatementThat one’s tough to swallow, I felt like for the better part of the game we did what we needed to do. We put ourselves in a position to win, have to give Florida State a lot of credit for their pressure, their relentlessness on the glass, that I thought we handled up until the last 6-7 minutes of the game and then overtime. If you’re going to beat the Seminoles, I think you need to do three things and we did one of the three. We kept them out of the lane, for the most part best we could. The ability to keep them off the glass and the ability to handle their pressure were our undoing. That thirty second stretch where we we’re up four about 1:40 left, tough to overcome. I have to give our guys credit, they never quit. I already knew that was going to happen, but we should’ve done a better job down the stretch to come out of here with a win. Very good team. On Mfiondu Kabengele’s performance the last few weeks”He’s growing and improving and I think he’s only scratched the surface of his potential. He’s really doing a nice job of being more and more confident. We’re putting him in a position where he has a chance to have some success. He’s really growing up and maturing and making good decisions with the ball and realizing the input he has on the team. He’s patient, he’s extremely aggressive, he’s not losing his aggressiveness, I just thing that the game is slowing down for him and he’s producing a lot better.” On preparing to face Mfiondu Kabengele “As a guy who would catch the ball and shoot, yes. Florida State has several really good players, he’s the guy that catches the ball on film, prior to this point, he’s just trying to get a shot off. We wanted to force him to dribble and I thought we did that. Have to give him credit, he got our bigs up in the air, we were undisciplined on shot fakes. Up and unders became two points and in the second half we did a better job on staying down on him. He’s a really good player, he might be their best offensive player, I don’t know Leonard would have a better idea. He’s very tough to guard.” On being a first time ACC coach and the challenges”The teams we play. The crowd didn’t turn the ball over, we did it to ourselves. It’s just basketball. I was a part of this league a long time ago when there were just nine teams in it and now there’s 412 teams in the league now. It’s a good league, with great coaches. You have to have amnesia when you play in this league, not worry about what happened and focus on the next game ahead. The challenges can become great. I have no doubt that my group will come back to work and ready to go. We’re going to need to, because we have to play the best team in the country.”Florida State Head Coach Leonard Hamilton Quoteslast_img read more

Dance fiesta

first_imgTo celebrate the occasion of World Dance Day, Ministry of Culture and the India International Centre in association with Oil India, NTPC and IndianOil, is coming up with a two-day programme in the national Capital.Beginning from April 30, the programme will be held in the main auditorium, India International Centre. Day one of the programme will have public demonstration of Bharatanatyam at a class conducted by Geeta Chandran. In the evening, there will be discussion where dancer Geeta Chandran will exchange dialogues with Padma Vibhushan Dr Yamini Krishnamurthi. It will be followed by an interactive presentation of Bharatanatyam by Dr Swarnamalya Ganesh. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Day two will have a movement workshop titled- ‘Muscle Memory’ by Dr Anita Ratnam, which will be open to all dance styles. In the evening, a tribute to Padma Bhushan (the late) Kalanidhi Narayanan, will be held where speakers/performers such as Dr Kapila Vatsyayan, Guru Jamuna Krishnan, Rasika Khanna and (Padma Shri) Pratibha Prahlad will participate. It will be followed by Bharatanatyam performance by Dr Vasudevan Iyengar and Kathak performance by Sanjukta Sinha. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixFor over a decade, Geeta Chandran’s Natya Vriksha celebrates this occasion every year. Each year’s celebrations are planned differently and this year too, a heady mix awaits audiences. April 29 is International Dance Day also known as World Dance Day, it was introduced in 1982 by the International Dance Committee of the UNESCO International Theatre Institute. The date was chosen to commemorate the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre, a French dancer and ballet master and a great reformer of dance.last_img read more

Israel alert for attacks abroad eyeing Olympics

first_img Sponsored Stories While Israeli officials are tight-lipped about security procedures for their athletes, they are on high alert on the 40th anniversary of a Palestinian attack at the 1972 Olympics in Munich that killed 11 Israeli athletes and coaches.“We are vigilant about the possibility that they (Iran and its agents) would attack elsewhere, but I can’t give specific details,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told CBS television’s Face the Nation program on Sunday.He pointedly kept mum when asked to comment on media reports that Israel feared the Bulgaria attack was a precursor to an assault on Israel’s Olympic team.“I’m not confirming any information that we have on the Olympics,” he said. Concerning media reports to that effect, he added: “I can’t give you any substantiation.”The heads of the Mossad and Shin Bet intelligence agencies briefed the Cabinet on attempts by Iran and Hezbollah to carry out attacks in more than 20 countries over the last two years, the prime minister’s office said in a statement.Protecting Israeli athletes at the Olympics has been a particular concern since Palestinian gunmen took 11 Israeli athletes and coaches hostage at the Munich games. They were later killed. The Israeli team will be kept away from the others in a secluded, heavily secured area, a senior Israeli intelligence official told The Associated Press. Defense Minister Ehud Barak told reporters that intelligence agencies around the world were working with the British “to minimize the chances that there will be any sort of incident during the Olympics.”“(This vigilance) is first and primarily an outgrowth of things that happened in the past, things that we all remember at the Munich Olympics,” Barak said Sunday. “We must remain alert.”Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman is traveling to Brussels Monday to meet his British counterpart and nine other European foreign ministers to request that they beef up security at their airports and at sites in their countries where Israelis and Jews frequent, according to a statement from Lieberman’s office.Defense Ministry policy planner Amos Gilad dismissed a report in The Sunday Times in the U.K. that Israel rushed spies to European capitals after the Bulgaria attack to look for an alleged Iranian terror squad dispatched to kill Israeli athletes.“Intelligence doesn’t work that way. You don’t send dozens of agents to look for ghosts,” Gilad told Army Radio.A British security official said the threat level to Israeli athletes and officials had been high even before the Bulgaria attack. He said security arrangements were assessed again following the attack, but he would not say whether they had been changed. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to reporters. Top Stories Comments   Share   Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technologycenter_img Associated PressJERUSALEM (AP) – Israel’s prime minister said Sunday that his country is on alert for plots to kill more of its citizens overseas, after speculation that last week’s suicide bombing of a tour bus in Bulgaria was a rehearsal for a spectacular attack on Israel’s Olympics team.Israel blames Iran and its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah for last week’s bombing at an airport in the Bulgarian resort town of Burgas, just a little more than a week before the opening of the London Games. Five Israelis and a bus driver were killed. Iran called the accusation “baseless.” New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Although penetrating formidable Olympic security would be no small challenge, Israeli counter-terrorism expert Boaz Ganor said the event remained one of the most attractive targets for terrorists because of its high profile. Potential Israeli targets include not just athletes, but Israeli tourists and fans as well, Ganor said.“There are more groups that want to harm Israeli targets than others,” he said.Tens of thousands of police officers and security staff will be on hand to guard the games, including thousands of troops on standby. A no-fly zone will also be established over Olympic venues from July 14 to August 15.Efraim Zinger, director of the Israeli Olympic Committee, told the AP in London that “unfortunately we are part of a very distinguished list of countries” whose teams are susceptible to attack.“Our people work and continue to work very closely with local authorities,” he said. “We have the confidence the local authorities will do their utmost to protect all the Olympic athletes.”(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Top holiday drink recipeslast_img read more

Dassault Aviation seeks industrial partnership opportunities in India

first_imgParis based aircraft manufacturing company, Dassault Aviation, in a top-level meeting in India last month signalled the importance of building an industrial partnership in India.The gathering of the committee illustrates the company’s commitment to pave the way towards building up an Indian aero-defence manufacturing ecosystem, matching the highest standards in this field and positioning India as an industrial supplier reference in the global aerospace market.In the four-day tour of India, organised by French aerospace trade body, Gifas, 60 French companies interacted with local firms in Delhi, Bengaluru, Pune and Pune in search of industrial partners. Dassault seemed to meet the requirements of the country’s policies Make in India and Skill India.In 2015, Dassault had come under a joint venture with Reliance Industries and set-up Dassault Reliance Aerospace. In 2016 Dassault won an Indian order worth some EUR 7.89 billion (USD 9.7 billion) for 36 Rafale fighters. The deal requires 30% of the total order invested in India’s research programs related to military aeronautics and 20% in local production of Rafale components to meet mandatory offset requirements.last_img read more

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