Telangana Government wants to improve ties with Sri Lanka

Welcoming the delegation, the Chief Secretary briefed the Sri Lankan scribes about the historical and cultural importance of Telangana. He said Hyderabad is the most-favored destination for IT, Pharma, bulk drugs and Aerospace industry. Many noted research institutions relating to defence, science and technology and life science sectors are set up in Hyderabad. The city has become a hub for major multinational corporations such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft as there was abundant manpower talent available in the State. Commissioner, Information & Public Relations Navin Mittal said a lot of TV channels and vernacular press in the State were playing an active role in the development of the State. After its formation, the State has achieved rapid progress in various sectors. The State was also attracting a lot of investments. The GDP of the State is more than the national average, he added. (Colombo Gazette) The Telangana Government says it is keen on building relationships with the neighboring countries like Sri Lanka to strengthen cooperation in the fields of tourism, health and social sectors, reported.This was stated by Chief Secretary Dr Rajiv Sharma to visiting Sri Lankan journalists, who called on him at the secretariat. A 15-member journalists’ delegation from Sri Lanka consisting of Editors and senior journalists from the island nation are on a three-day familiarization visit to the State. Hyderabad has established itself as a centre for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions hosting a lot of seminars, events and conventions. He also said with a lot of corporate hospitals in the city, it has established itself as a medical hub. More and more people from across the globe are coming to Hyderabad to avail world class medical facilities, he added. Referring to the rich historical legacy of the State, the Chief Secretary said many Buddhist pilgrims from far and wide visit the State to have a glimpse of the Buddhist culture, including the famous Buddha statue in the Hussain Sagar. “Telangana has a cultural identity of its own. It was earlier under the Nizam rule had a unique history and separate identity. The Telangana State was de-merged from the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh State through an act of Parliament after six decade intense struggle by the people as they felt that the funds and resources were being diverted to other areas.“Hyderabad is a gateway to south and north India. The city boasts of a good climate, law and order and cosmopolitan culture. The geo strategic location of the city is attracting lots of investments to the state”, he added. read more

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Annan hails Genevas contribution to peace and humanitarian action

“For a long time, Geneva has taken part in the hopes and sufferings of the world,” Mr. Annan told participants attending an awards dinner where he received the Bourgeoisie d’Honneur from Micheline Calmy-Rey, the President of the State Council of the Republic and Canton of Geneva.Geneva, he noted, “is the birthplace of the Red Cross, which today comprises one of the most important humanitarian networks in the world.” He also recalled that following the First World War, States decided to locate the headquarters of the UN’s predecessor – the League of Nations – in Geneva.While playing an essential role in the UN system, Geneva continues to host numerous other organizations whose activities were “crucial for humanity,” he said. Mr. Annan also highlighted his personal ties to Geneva, where he had been a student, had begun his UN career and met his future wife. “I naturally feel a bit at home here,” he said.Earlier in the day, the Secretary-General met privately with Ruud Lubbers, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Mr. Annan arrived in Geneva from Moscow, where he had a dinner yesterday with Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister, Valentina Matvienko. read more

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Mali UN mission condemns violations of ceasefire in Kidal region

“Pending the conclusions of the investigation team today dispatched to Anefis, MINUSMA condemns in the strongest terms these acts, perpetrated in blatant violation of ceasefire agreements and of the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali”, to which both rival groups – the National Movement for Liberation of the Azawad (MNLA) and the Plateform Coalition – are signatories.Fighting resumed on August 15 in the town of Touzek Oued, located at the south-east of Kidal and between Tabankort and Anefis, also in the North Mali, points out a press release.“The international community, as well as the population, is concerned by the increasing number of these violations, which could hinder the progress made towards a stable and lasting peace in Mali.”MINUSMA reminded the parties that they will have to answer for their actions before the Security Council, which, on 29 June, said that it would consider targeted sanctions against those who obstruct or threaten the implementation of the Peace Agreement.Urging the armed groups to immediately cease fighting, the Mission, adds the statement, stresses that it will not hesitate to take “all necessary measures” to protect civilians, in accordance to its mandate and rules of engagement. read more

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Jealous killer 21 jailed for life over Matalan murders of exgirlfriend and

first_imgZoe Morgan, 21 Zoe Morgan, 21Credit: South Wales Police A killer who stabbed his ex-girlfriend and her new partner to death outside the shop where they worked has been jailed for at least 23 years.Andrew Saunders, 21, ambushed Matalan employees Zoe Morgan, 21, and Lee Simmons, 33, as they arrived for work at the fashion chain’s store in Queen Street, Cardiff on September 28.He bought knives and latex gloves in the days leading up to the double murder and used Google to search for topics including “the easiest way to kill a person” and “how long do murderers serve in prison”. “The effect on each family has been devastating.”Saunders admitted both murders at a hearing in December 2016. The court heard Miss Morgan and Saunders were in a relationship between June 2014 until July 2015. By the June of that year they got back together but neither told their families.In 2016, when Saunders was studying accountancy at college and Miss Morgan was working at Matalan, she met Mr Simmons.They began dating in July 2016 and Miss Morgan told Saunders their relationship was not working, the court heardWhen Miss Morgan told Saunders their relationship was over, he accused her of cheating and said: “I will kill whoever it is.”He began searching for revenge online and, days later, sent Miss Morgan a photograph of the back of her house.The aspiring sportsman told Miss Morgan that he had threatened to kill Mr Simmons on Facebook and “smash his head in”.Mrs Justice Davies said: “Your mother describes you as having struggled to come to terms with the breakup of your relationship with Zoe.”Following the split in July 2015 she states that you have been in and out of depression, although you never sought medical attention.”She described how when you were down or depressed you would stay awake all night and she would hear you.”At a weekend in mid-September 2016, she spoke to you at 2am in the morning. Your were upset about Zoe. You spoke to her about ending your life because you felt you had nothing to live for.”Mrs Justice Davies said Saunders began plotting the murders at around this time on September 17 when he began Googling a number of subjects including ‘the easiest way to kill a person’.The court heard on September 20, Saunders went to Morrisons in Cardiff and bought two knives that were the same make and type as used in the attack. He also bought latex gloves.Justice Davies said: “Zoe was on holiday, your phone records flight arrival times and notes on the licence plate of a car parked in Queen Street.”The latter were efforts by you to identify Lee Simmons’s car. The next day you used a search engine to find out how to blow up a car without getting caught.”Saunders was spotted walking up and down Queen Street in the early hours of the morning on September 25 and 27. He bought an air rifle and 500 pellets on September 27.Justice Davies said he “must have known” that Miss Morgan started her shift at Matalan by 6am.She said: “In the early hours of September 28 you searched YouTube for ‘motivation for killing’ and ‘motivation for revenge’.”Before you left home you wrote letters… all of which demonstrate an intention to take your own life.”In one of the letters Saunders wrote: “I have struggled with life for a while now and I could not deal with it any longer, sorry.”He also wrote: “I think Isis is the good guys most of the time and that is just messed up. No-one will forget me.”Saunders left his family home at 4.41am and at 5.30am was seen near phone boxes near Matalan. Fifteen minutes later he headed towards the store.Miss Morgan was waiting outside the shop with Mr Simmons, who was not working that day but had accompanied her to work.Justice Davies said: “From out of nowhere you appeared and began the savage attack on Lee Simmons.”Saunders took an eight-inch knife from his rucksack stabbed Mr Simmons with it before using the larger 10-inch knife when the smaller one appeared to break.When Miss Morgan tried to pull him off Mr Simmons, Saunders told her to get off and warned her: “I’m coming for you next”.He chased his ex-girlfriend and attacked her with a second knife, then left the scene.Both Miss Morgan and Mr Simmons had suffered eight stab wounds and died a short time later.Justice Davies said in total they suffered 32 and 14 injuries each, respectively. Saunders was arrested at his family home near Newport after 6.30am. He later pleaded guilty to two charges of murder.After Saunders was taken down to the cells in custody, Justice Davies said: “To the families of Lee Simmons and Zoe Morgan I know that for each of you life will never be the same again.”The rawness of your grief and the intensity of your loss may ease but without warning those feelings may return.”To each of you I offer my deepest condolences and my thanks for the courage and dignity you have shown during what must have been very difficult proceedings.”In victim impact statements read to the court, the families of Miss Morgan and Mr Simmons paid tribute to them.Miss Morgan’s mother, Julie, described her as “beautiful, bright, fun and hard-working”.”I think about her constantly and how she must have suffered at the hands of Andrew Saunders,” Mrs Morgan said.”Andrew Saunders has not only taken Zoe from us, but he has destroyed all of our lives.”Alfred Simmons said his son was well-respected and loved by many, “most of all by Zoe in the end”.”I had only one child and I cannot bring back what is gone,” he said.”I have my son’s ashes at home ready to be buried with me when the time comes.”After the hearing Kelly Huggins, from the CPS, described the murders as “brutal, unprovoked and premeditated”.She said: “Saunders attended the location well before Zoe Morgan and Lee Simmons arrived for work that day and ambushed them. As he brutally attacked them he also showed no concern for members of the public who were subjected to a frightening scene of violence.”In a statement released following the sentencing, Miss Morgan’s family said the whole family had a “life sentence” from her murder.”We are all totally broken-hearted and will miss our beautiful, intelligent girl for the rest of our lives,” they said.”We have had a life sentence put on us by the horrible individual.”Zoe and her partner Lee could have had a bright and happy future together and will miss out on so much.”What right did Andrew Saunders have to take this away from us?”I hope that every day Saunders is thinking about what he has done to us and what he has done to our beautiful daughter.”The family of Mr Simmons said no sentence or punishment “will ever compensate for the loss of Lee’s life”.”The whole family has been left devastated by this horrific and unprovoked crime – we have been deeply shocked by the brutality of it,” they said.”Lee had met the love of his life in Zoe, he could not have been happier.”He was the most gentle and caring young man who gave his all to everybody, you could not have wished to meet a more kind and thoughtful person.”The family said the lives of those who witnessed the attack would never be the same again.”The nightmare will live with us all forever,” they added.”It is beyond our understanding as to why Andrew Saunders carried out such an evil, calculated act.”Detective Inspector Mark O’Shea, of South Wales Police, said: “Andrew Saunders has rightly been sentenced today to a lengthy term of imprisonment for his brutal and callous murders.”He is a cold, calculating killer who planned this crime over a number of weeks.”He brutally killed those two wonderful young people out of an immature jealousy that cannot be explained or understood by any right-thinking person.”He has offered no mitigation and displayed no remorse. He is a truly despicable man.”He deserves to spend the majority of his life in prison where he will hopefully have time to reflect on the gravity of his offences.” Zoe Morgan and Lee Simmons worked together at Matalancenter_img Zoe Morgan and Lee Simmons worked together at MatalanCredit: FACEBOOK 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. His final web searches were “how to slice a neck” and “how to smoke a cigar”.Saunders used two knives to murder Mr Simmons and Miss Morgan, inflicting eight stab wounds on each of the victims.Mrs Justice Nicola Davies jailed Saunders, of no fixed address, for life and ordered him to serve a minimum of 23 years and four months in prison.The judge told the hotel receptionist: “In a sustained and brutal attack you ended these lives.”You took away the futures of Lee Simmons and Zoe Morgan.”You robbed the families of Lee Simmons and Zoe Morgan of a much loved son and a much loved daughter.last_img read more

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The flowers will wither its about kindness Dublin pensioners on the key

first_img‘The flowers will wither … it’s about kindness’: Dublin pensioners on the key to a long, happy relationship The members of Clontarf Active Retirement Association sat down with us for a chat and a cup of tea to share their knowledge. By Andrew Roberts 9,618 Views Wednesday 14 Feb 2018, 9:32 AM 3 Comments Share59 Tweet Email1 Short URL Source: Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article IT’S VALENTINE’S DAY. Couples all over the country will be buying each other flowers, paying babysitters and heading out for dinner.But, after that first rush of romance – those first months and years together – what comes next?The members of Clontarf Active Retirement Association were good enough to sit down with us for a chat and a cup of tea and share their secrets.Watch: ‘This couple got a special Valentine’s blessing today, right beside the remains of St Valentine’ Feb 14th 2018, 9:32 AM Subscribe for more videoslast_img read more

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Entrepreneurship being led by the young

first_imgThe number of new companies set up in May and June showed significant growth, especially those set up by young people. This is partly thanks to the creation of the one-stop-shop agency that has facilitated the foundation of enterprises, and to the increase in unemployment, as many jobless people turned to entrepreneurship. Regional Development Ministry data released on Monday showed that in the first six months of the year there were 28,603 new companies set up, against 25,391 firms that closed down a surplus of 3,212 companies. In the first four months of the year the surplus stood at a mere 782 enterprises, while in the first two months there were more companies closing down than opening. The one-stop-shop offices across the country reported the creation of 777 companies from April 4 to end-May. June was the month with the greatest surplus. 4,921 new companies set up against 3,288 enterprises closing down constituting a surplus of 1,633 firms, evidence of an improvement in entrepreneurship. Data also showed that a significant number of companies have been created by young people who had lost their previous jobs. Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Watchful eye advised during water play

first_imgGet information on Clark County parks, with or without beaches, at officials are preaching water safety this summer, and drownings took at least four lives, including that of a Vancouver man, in the area over the weekend.Clark County has no lifeguards at its parks. Yet hundreds flocked to the Columbia River on Sunday.Parents need to be particularly careful when bringing their children to the Columbia, said Jilayne Jordan, a spokeswoman for Clark County.And some parents were heeding that admonition on Sunday at Wintler Park.“We never turn our back on the water,” said Kathy Gillis of Vancouver. She was playing in ankle-deep water with her son, Jacob, 5. who was wearing a life jacket.“A life jacket is a must,” said Jasmine Alayadhi of Vancouver who had her daughter, Reem, 5, in a Barbie life jacket. “They’re not getting far (into the river) at all.”Nearby, 10-year-old Pedro Albuquerque of Vancouver was about 20 yards off shore in a rubber raft. He was not wearing a life jacket.“He knows how to swim really well,” said Pedro’s mother, Berenice Albuquerque. “He can stand up out there. … I watch him.”Jordan said drownings mar every summer.“Educate yourself about whether you want to swim in the Columbia,” Jordan said. “It can be quite treacherous.”In June 2009, 19-year-old William Small drowned near Frenchman’s Bar Regional Park on the Columbia. He was a 2008 Skyview High School graduate.Local drownings• On Friday, the body of a man wearing diving gear was found drowned near the boat ramp at Northeast 42nd Avenue and Marine Drive in Portland. Officials did not release a name, but reliable sources said the victim was 30-year-old Andrew Zagariya of Vancouver.• Officials reported that a 4-year-old boy drowned Saturday at Rooster Rock Park on the Columbia in Multnomah County. The child’s name was not released.last_img read more

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Stone laid for TRS district offices in Nalgonda

first_imgNalgonda/Suryapet/Bhongir: As part of Statewide programme, the leaders and cadre of Telangana Rashtra Samithi participated enthusiastically in foundation stone laying for party district offices in Nalgonda, Suryapet and Yadadri–Bhongir districts on Monday.In Nalgonda and Yadadri–Bhongir districts, Zilla Parishad Chairmen Banda Narender Reddy and Alimineti Sandeep Reddy respectively led the programme, while in Suryapet, Education Minister G Jagadish Reddy laid the foundation stone. Also Read – Thimmapur villagers pledge to go plastice-free Advertise With Us Speaking on the occasion, Minister Jagadish Reddy said overcoming many hurdles and insults, the TRS party under the leadership of party chief K Chandrashekar Rao strived for 19-long years to achieve separate statehood for Telangana. Working with same spirit, the Chief Minister has been working hard for the rapid progress of the State in all aspects, he said, adding that people from all sections of the society were getting benefits through welfare programmes implemented by the State government. “Lifestyle of people has changed considerably under the TRS government in the last five years,” he added. He informed that construction of party offices would be finished by Dasara festival and inauguration would be done in a big way. Party MLAs, MLCs, leaders and workers participated in the programmes.last_img read more

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Will Heath Care Merger Lower Costs for Texas Patients

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Memorial HermannThis photo shows one of the hospitals that are part of the Memorial Hermann health system. Listen center_img 00:00 /08:19 Making health care more affordable was among the reasons cited Monday when it was announced that Houston’s Memorial Hermann Health System is planning to merge with Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White Health by next year. The two non-profit systems operate nearly 70 hospital campuses and serve more than 30 counties.In a press release, Baylor Scott & White Health CEO Jim Stinton said the health care providers are “committed to making safe, high quality health care more convenient and affordable.”But a local health economist is concerned the move could actually raise prices for some consumers.In the audio above, Houston Matters producer Maggie Martin talks with Dr. Vivian Ho, who chairs health economics at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. Sharelast_img read more

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All things Jazz

first_imgAs part of its ongoing 25 anniversary show titled Drawing 2014, Gallery Espace presents a Jazz Performance by Thärichens Tentett, a 10-member German Jazz band that will be held at IGNCA on 27 November. The event has been organised in collaboration with Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, SPIC MACAY and Indira Gandhi Centre for the Arts (IGNCA). Passes are available at Max Mueller Bhavan, KG Marg and at Gallery Espace, Community Centre, New Friends Colony in the Capital. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Thärichens Tentett delivers the most felicitous compositions, the most polished arrangements, as well as the most humorous presentation of all larger German jazz groups. Nicolai Thärichen’s playing has never been foreseeable or even predictable. And especially, not when it is a question of his band Thärichens Tentett. With the fifth album since the founding of the group in 1999, he enjoys mocking all rules of the jazz police. And he engages in outrageous things, which he calls ‘German jazz art songs’.Thärichen and his band also knows that the result remains far removed from academic lyric and jazz.  Nicolai Thärichen still succeeds again in outdoing himself: from the bell-clear voice of an angel to bristling, mocking condescension – a cosmos of sounds rings out.last_img read more

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The Goldilocks Test Why China Is Just Right

first_img China, with its bustling economy and continuing growth is managing to create their own version of Silicon Valley. Add in the financial support of the Chinese government and their desire to take risks, it’s only a matter of time before China’s Silicon Valley will bypass the U.S. tech-hub.China’s venture capital economy is booming, and there is no denying the money pouring in. In 2015, government-backed venture funds swelled to $231 billion, tripling the amount under management in a single year. To put that into perspective, that’s five times the amount raised by venture firms worldwide.So what is it like to be a foreign venture capitalist looking at startups in China? I spoke with three active venture capitalists with funds focused on China to find out.Surging venture capital.“Chinese entrepreneurs have greater access to venture capital than anyone in the world, and the risk-appetite in China now rivals the United States,” says Phillip Kingston, Trimantium Capital’s managing director.Related: China’s Effect on the U.S. VC GameFor Phillip Kingston’s fund which focuses on fin-tech and health-tech startups that have the potential to scale globally, it isn’t enough to be a source of capital for startups in China. With the nation’s own government pouring over $338 billion into China’s startup economy since 2015, venture capital firms such as Trimantium Capital see a nation that is more sophisticated in its venture capital strategy than anywhere on earth.“Not only are ideas getting bolder and more original, but highly sophisticated domestic funds are being established at a dizzying pace. Globally there’s unrivaled scale in China by sovereign entities, high net-worth families and smart diversified Chinese listed corporations, and I expect this to continue right through 2016 and beyond,” says Kingston.With capital so readily available, it’s little wonder that China would have its own Silicon Valley. In a 2016 report, the Chinese city of Shenzhen emerged as the nation’s priciest real estate market, with the average home prices elevating the city over Beijing and Shanghai. Dubbed “China’s Silicon Valley,” this is where about 10 percent of all new startups are born, finding a home alongside the nation’s tech giants including Tencent.“There is still a ton of action concentrated in the large ecosystems such as Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Hangzhou and maybe Chengdu, Wuhan,” says Rui Ma, 500 Startups Partner in China.“However there is a ‘power law’ at work here and Beijing really dominates in terms of number of deals as well as active investors. Beijing is to Shanghai as Silicon Valley is to New York City in terms of the level of activity – anywhere between 2 to 4 times depending on what report you read,” says Ma.The biggest draw for investors in China, however, is likely to be the exit.“Chinese venture capital firms have several accepted ways of exiting,” says Ma.Related: 7 Tips For Businesses Looking for EB-5 Funding“For early stage investors (usually Pre-Series A), they tend to exit to series A or B investors. That usually doesn’t happen in the US, but is very common in China. Because there are now so many listed companies (on NEEQ and on bigger main boards) who raised money through an IPO or follow on offerings, and because they trade at very high P/E or revenue multiples (at least compared to the U.S.), acquisitions are also now common exits.”But in spite of the perks of an exit, playing in China’s startup scene doesn’t come without its risks. High prices for startups due to the oversupply of capital relative to deal-flow is dangerous, says Ma, and the general slowdown of the economy is also a huge source of worry that affects all investors and players in the economy.”Confidence and tag-teaming in cross-border deals.For U.S. investors and entrepreneurs looking to conquer China’s Silicon Valley, the good news is that there are more cross-border deals. There is even a trend now for Chinese companies to acquire U.S. startups (as happened for example, in the case of Grindr).“The quality of deal flow in China is on par with the United States and Israel,” says Kingston. “Few Chinese companies focus beyond the Chinese-speaking world. The most likely transition will be more globally focused Chinese companies wanting to sell to Chinese outside of China, which means that there are more cross-border deals seeking investors like us.”There are also U.S. investors who are aggressively building relationships in Asia with partners who understand international markets — from banking to bitcoin.Related: The Sharing Economy Is Absolutely Blowing Up in China”Software, and more specifically bitcoin and blockchain technology are permeating every corner of the world — this is not a silo phenomenon but rather a global technology with global reach, so it’s important for us to build as many investment and entrepreneurial bridges to Australia and Asia as possible,” says Cameron Winklevoss, co-founder of Winklevoss Capital & Gemini.With the feverish confidence of Chinese venture capitalists and entrepreneurs giving Silicon Valley a run for its money, it’s become clear that the nation is no longer the country that merely manufactured your iPhone. Big name firms, like 500 Startups, Sequoia Capital and Trimantium Capital are investing in China and the world is realizing why — that for the first time — China might soon overtake our own Silicon Valley. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 5 min read May 16, 2016 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more

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Tesla responds to fresh reports of Model 3 production issues

first_imgTesla’s Model 3 EV delays are well-known, including in the company’s own earnings report and quarterly delivery numbers. A fresh report from CNBC on Thursday claimed that Model 3 production was even more delayed than it appeared, with specific continued issues around battery manufacturing.CNBC also suggested that the company is “not close” to mass-production of the batteries required for its $35,000 trim level Model 3. Tesla initially responded to the news outlet pointing them to prior comments made by Tesla CEO Elon Musk and CTO JB Straubel regarding its current delays and production bottlenecks, but now the company has released a more extensive statement, flatly refuting may of the claims made int he new report.Tesla takes particular issue with claims that its quality control workers lack necessary experience, or that it’s cutting corners that could result in hazards related to batteries. Tesla’s full statement is included below:This is an extremely misinformed and misleading article. To be absolutely clear, we are on track with the previous projections for achieving increased Model 3 production rates that we provided earlier this month. As has been well documented, until we reach full production, by definition some elements of the production process will be more manual. This is something Elon and JB discussed extensively on our Q3 earnings call, and it has no impact on the quality or safety of the batteries we’re producing. As noted in our Q4 deliveries release, during the fourth quarter, “we made major progress addressing Model 3 production bottlenecks, with our production rate increasing significantly towards the end of the quarter.”Furthermore, as is often the case in manufacturing, some parts of the production process require the expertise of employees with engineering or manufacturing experience, and others don’t. We’ve created thousands of new high-quality jobs in Nevada in recent years. As we continue to expand Gigafactory 1 and ramp Model 3 production, we’ve been able to teach new skills to thousands of new employees, many of whom had no manufacturing experience prior to joining Tesla. New hires on the module line receive extensive training, including safety training, and learn about the importance of proper cell-to-cell spacing so they can identify such issues in the production process. More broadly, battery production – and the module line in particular – is overseen by our top engineering talent, and many of Tesla’s most senior leadership.Finally, the implication that Tesla would ever deliver a car with a hazardous battery is absolutely inaccurate, contrary to all evidence, and detached from reality. It is irresponsible to suggest as much based on unnamed, anonymous sources who have provided no such evidence and who obviously do not have a complete understanding of the extensive testing that all batteries in Tesla vehicles are subjected to. As with Model S and Model X, which have well demonstrated safety records, we maintain a rigorous approach to quality and process control for the Model 3 battery. Even more importantly, to our knowledge, there has not been a single safety concern in the field related to Model 3 batteries at any point over the six months of Model 3 production.As for the assertion about cells touching in Model 3 batteries, this is extremely misleading and displays a complete lack of basic knowledge about how our batteries work. Every battery in a Tesla vehicle has thousands of cells, the vast majority of which are at the same voltage potential as neighboring cells. Hypothetically, even if two cells of the same voltage potential were touching, there would be absolutely zero impact, safety or otherwise – it would be as if two neutral pieces of metal touched. Despite this fact, all Model 3 battery modules’ cell positions are measured twice in manufacturing to verify process control and quality of outgoing parts. Conversely, if at any point in the production process cells are touching at different voltage potentials, they cannot be electrically interconnected. Over the course of the production process, we conduct three different tests to ensure the right number of cells are electrically connected in Model 3 modules. Additionally, the long term reliability of cell position is something validated through testing, including shock and vibration, and high temperature and humidity testing, as well as thermal cycling endurance testing throughout design and via sampling in production. All of this testing is designed to prevent touching cells from being installed in any of our vehicles, including Model 3. Finally, the safety aspects of our module design would continue to function even in the presence of touching cells, so the concerns raised are further unfounded.These false claims are being made even though we have a proven history of making the safest vehicles on the road, with Model S and Model X receiving 5-star safety ratings not only overall but in every subcategory. Although not yet tested by NHTSA, Model 3 has been designed and internally tested to have the same result. Data from NHTSA’s testing shows that Model S and Model X have the two lowest probability of injury scores in the history of NHTSA testing. Furthermore, over billions of miles of actual driving, Tesla’s vehicles have been roughly five times less likely to experience a fire than a conventional gasoline vehicle. In light of these facts, it’s preposterous to suggest that a company as committed to safety as Tesla would allow untested or unsafe batteries to go in our vehicles.Tesla’s Model 3 production is likely its biggest issue in terms of analyst, stockholder and stakeholder pressure. The automaker’s ability to deliver its most affordable EV at scale, and to do so in due time, is probably the biggest reason anyone has right now to doubt its long-term success, so understandably it’s sensitive about the accuracy of reports surrounding the product’s progress.last_img read more

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K9 rescue team and Public Safety search for 10yearold in Klip River

first_imgPublic Safety officers, K9 Search & Rescue and Sharaj Ambulance Services are currently searching for a 10-year-old child who is believed to have drowned in Steadville. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Also read: Spioenkop Dam flood warning: Officials have warned that the Tugela River may burst its banksRead also: Ladysmith – Heavy rains and flood warnings after Cyclone Dineo – is there a link?Also read: Warning: Bad road conditions surrounding LadysmithAlso read: Heavy rain: Low-lying areas are at risk as SA Weather Service issues flood warning in 5 provinces, including KZN It is believed that the boy was washed away this morning (February 25). We will update this story with more information.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!,Also read: Spioenkop Dam flood warning: Officials have warned that the Tugela River may burst its banksRead also: Ladysmith – Heavy rains and flood warnings after Cyclone Dineo – is there a link?Also read: Warning: Bad road conditions surrounding LadysmithAlso read: Heavy rain: Low-lying areas are at risk as SA Weather Service issues flood warning in 5 provinces, including KZNlast_img read more

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first_img 5 ways to recognize low testosterone The demonstration Thursday reflects the divisive makeup of Libya, where rival groups and tribes all demand government representation.On Wednesday, Abushagur presented his Cabinet, made up mostly of technocrats from Libya’s largest cities. It includes one woman.The country’s liberal alliance, led by former Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril, is not represented. Talks between Abushagur and Jibril failed to achieve agreement.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories Comments   Share   Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Daycenter_img Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Sponsored Stories Associated PressTRIPOLI, Libya (AP) – Protesters have broken up a session of Libya’s parliament, disrupting a vote of confidence on a new Cabinet, demanding representation for their city.The protesters, from the city of Zawiya, stormed the chamber, chanting slogans against recently elected Prime Minister Mustafa Abushagur. Lawmakers left the General National Congress floor, saying they would not vote under pressure, said GNC spokesman Omar Humidan. 4 must play golf courses in Arizonalast_img read more

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first_img by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 17, 2019 1:30 am PDT Sarah McLachlan salutes Canadian music at Juno Awards tonight in London, Ont. LONDON, Ont. — The Juno Awards will spotlight a new cohort of unique Canadian musical voices tonight after a year that saw breakout performers in a number of different genres.From the club thumping hooks of Loud Luxury to the emotional journey through Indigenous history led by Jeremy Dutcher, this year’s broadcast promises to offer flavours that suit many musical tastes.Ethereal balladeer Sarah McLachlan will host the festivities at Budweiser Gardens in London, Ont.Awards will be handed out in six categories that include album, group and breakthrough artist of the year. Viewers will have their say with the Juno Fan Choice award.Corey Hart is this year’s inductee into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, an honour that will be bestowed by McLachlan in recognition of his enduring pop hits “Sunglasses at Night” and “Never Surrender.” Performers include Loud Luxury, whose breakout hit “Body” won them their first Juno at a pre-telecast ceremony on Saturday night. The DJ duo picked up dance recording of the year.Fellow first-time Juno winner Dutcher will also hit the stage after grabbing Indigenous music album at the earlier event.Others set to perform include rising pop artist Bulow, alt-folk singer Bahamas and francophone star Coeur de Pirate, who will pair up with Quebec rap newcomer Loud, who also just won his first Juno.Shawn Mendes is slated to appear in a pre-recorded performance from the European leg of his tour.The pop heartthrob missed collecting his big Juno wins at Saturday’s industry gala where he was awarded four trophies. Mendes scored pop album, songwriter and single of the year for the hit “In My Blood.”Juno presenters include singer Jessie Reyez, Canadian figure skating star Tessa Virtue, and producer David Foster, the recipient of this year’s humanitarian award.The Junos air live on CBC-TV and will stream on the CBC Gem app.__Listen to a playlist of 2019 Juno Award nominees on Spotify: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Follow @dfriend on Twitter.David Friend, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Fitch downgrades BoCs Senior Unsecured Debt Rating

first_imgFitch Ratings said that it had downgraded Bank of Cyprus `long-term senior unsecured debt rating to `CCC` from `B-` and Recovery Rating to `RR6` from `RR4`.The bank`s other ratings are unaffected by this rating action, Fitch said.“The rating action follows the introduction of full depositor preference in Cyprus subsequent to the transposition of the EU Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD) into national law on 29 May 2019,” the rating agency noted.“With full depositor preference, corporates and financial institutions deposits, alongside retail and SME deposits, will be preferred to senior unsecured claims in a resolution scenario”.”The downgrade of BoC`s long-term senior unsecured debt programme rating to `CCC`, two notches below the bank`s Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) of `B-`, reflects Fitch`s view that “recovery prospects for the bank`s senior unsecured creditors are now poor following the adoption of full depositor preference. This is also factored into the Recovery Rating on BoC`s long-term senior unsecured debt, which is downgraded to `RR6`”.According to Fitch, BoC`s current funding structure relies on customer deposits, bank deposits and other forms of preferred funding (e.g. central bank funding and repos). BoC has not issued any senior unsecured debt (through its programme) but has issued limited buffers of subordinated debt and hybrid capital.“In our opinion, BoC`s current funding structure effectively reduces recovery prospects for senior unsecured creditors in a resolution”, it said.You May LikeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityWe protect our home with earthquake insuranceCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Three arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoRape suspects look set to go through police line-upUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img
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