Glasgow offices: Can demand stand the test?

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Wildlife agency rescues bear cub ensnared in trap in Riau oil palm plantation

first_imgThe rescue attempt continued on Thursday after the team drove away the cub’s mother.After the mother fled the scene, rescue team personnel immediately cut the nylon trap ensnaring the cub’s left leg.“There’s only a shallow cut on the cub’s leg. The medical team recommended releasing the animal into the wild immediately,” Suharyono said, adding that the cub chased after its mother after being treated.Police personnel managed to remove three snare traps in the area. The BKSDA Riau team later told village chiefs about the incident and asked them not to install snare traps in the future as it was prohibited by law. (dpk)Topics : They arrived at the location at 6:14 p.m. local time but were unable to rescue the trapped animal immediately.“The sun had already set by the time we arrived in the village. However, the team went to check on the bear cub’s condition,” BKSDA Riau head Suharyono said in a statement on Friday.Read also: Saving wildlife: Rangers find, dismantle hundreds of traps in conservation areas in Riau“We also faced a hindrance as the cub’s mother was waiting near the location. We pulled back while waiting for our medical team from Pekanbaru to arrive.” The Riau Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA Riau) has rescued a bear cub that was stuck in a wire trap at an oil palm plantation in Ringin village in Batang Gansal district, Indragiri Hulu regency, Riau.The agency received a report on the trapped cub from village residents on Wednesday. It later dispatched a rescue team to the village alongside several officers of the Batang Gansal Police.last_img read more

Bain wins bid to buy ailing Australian airline Virgin

first_imgAdministrators for Virgin Australia said Friday they had accepted a bid from US private equity giant Bain Capital to buy the pandemic-felled airline.Officials at Deloitte said they had reached a deal with the Boston-based fund that “will result in the sale and recapitalization of Virgin Australia Holdings and its subsidiary businesses”.The deal is subject to regulatory approvals and is due to be completed by August. Topics : “Bain Capital has presented a strong and compelling bid for the business that will secure the future of Australia’s second airline, thousands of employees and their families and ensure Australia continues to enjoy the benefits of a competitive aviation sector.”The Transport Workers Union said it was “happy to work” with Bain “on the plan for getting the airline back on its feet”.Australian airlines — like their global peers — have ceased the vast majority of operations amid coronavirus-induced travel restrictions.Australians returning to the country face mandatory a 14-day quarantine and almost all non-residents are barred, under measures that also see many Australian states effectively closed to domestic travel.Virgin made around 1,000 staff redundant before the carrier went into voluntary administration in April while 8,000 others were furloughed, leaving just 1,000 still working.Qantas this week announced it would be cutting 6,000 jobs and grounding 100 planes for up to a year as it aims for US$10 billion in savings.Bain had faced competition from Cyrus Capital Partners, who reportedly withdrew their bid early Friday.center_img The Richard Branson-backed airline has struggled for years against larger carrier Qantas, which would have enjoyed a virtual monopoly if Virgin went out of business.The terms of the deal were not spelled out in full, but Bain had committed to “the retention of thousands of jobs”.The airline was more than Aus$5 billion (US$3.2 billion) in debt and had appealed for an Aus$1.4 billion loan to stay afloat, but the government refused to bail out the majority foreign-owned company.”This is an important milestone and a significant achievement,” said Joint Administrator Vaughan Strawbridge.last_img read more

Cottage nails it with prime block in the avenues

first_imgThe home at 78 Moreton Ave, Wynnum.THIS character home on a 607sq m block sold under the hammer in Wynnum last Saturday.Marketing agent David Lazarus of Belle Property Manly said the property at 78 Moreton Ave sold for $633,000.“We had four registered bidders — three were active — and probably a crowd of about 40 people there,” he said.“The opening bid was $570,000 and bidding kept going through to $633,000 where (the property) was called on the market and sold.”Mr Lazarus said the cottage attracted good interest.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Inside 78 Moreton Ave, Wynnum.“A 607sq m block on the avenues will always draw in buyers,” he said.“That little part of the world, near the golf course and on a wide leafy street, is such a good area.”Mr Lazarus said the home sold to a young couple from Mount Gravatt.“It was their first home in the area and they plan to live in it,” he said.The bayside agent said the Wynnum market was doing great in the lead up to Christmas.“It hasn’t slowed down at all. We’re still getting loads of inquiry and we pretty much sell everything,” he said.last_img read more

Orion’s replacement for Moray East offshore wind farm arrives in Nigg

first_imgThe vessel’s AIS data shows that Seajacks Scylla arrived at the Port of Nigg early in the morning on 25 June. The vessel is replacing DEME’s Orion after the latter suffered crane and deck damage as its crane hook broke at the beginning of May. The Port of Nigg was selected by DEME Offshore last year, when the company signed a contract with Global Energy Group to provide the port as a staging port for the Moray East jacket foundations installation works. The Seajacks Scylla jack-up vessel will start installing jacket foundations at the Moray East offshore wind farm in July, according to a document listing vessels involved in the construction on Moray East project’s website, updated on 18 June. Orion was scheduled to start installing 103 jacket foundations after the initially planned delivery at the end of May, including 100 foundations for MHI Vestas 9.5 MW wind turbines and three for the project’s offshore substations.center_img Smulders is in charge of manufacturing the remaining 55 jackets, with the first ones now sent off from its facilities in Newcastle to the Port of Nigg. The first jackets arrived in Nigg in early May from the United Arab Emirates, from where Lamprell will deliver a total of 45 foundations for the wind turbines and three for the offshore substations. A few days after the accident, DEME, the soon-to-be owner of the Orion installation vessel, revealed it was looking for another vessel to fulfill its contract for the Moray East offshore wind farm. last_img read more

Wyclef Jean Apparently Fakes Gunshot Wound, Was Really Cut by Glass

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share EntertainmentNews Wyclef Jean Apparently Fakes Gunshot Wound, Was Really Cut by Glass by: – March 21, 2011 Sharecenter_img 140 Views   5 comments Tweet  Wyclef Jean was supposedly shot in the hand while visiting Haiti late yesterday evening. However, the New York Daily News is now reporting that this is not accurate, and that the hip-hop star actually injured his hand on a piece of glass.“The way I can explain it is that the bullet grazed me in my right hand,” said Wyclef Jean, who is in Haiti right now assisting Michel “Sweet Micky” Martelly in his presidential campaign. “I heard blow, blow, blow and I just looked at my hand.”On the other hand, the police in Haiti are reporting an entirely different story. “We met with the doctor who saw him and he confirmed Wyclef was cut by glass,” chief of police in Petitionville, Vanel Lacroix, told Reuters.Now that rumors are swirling that Wyclef Jean did in fact fake the gunshot wound, people are wondering if this will affect the runoff election in Haiti in any way. Jean is an ardent supporter of Martelly, and this could possibly affect the candidate negatively.POP Crushlast_img read more

Headache for EPL coaches as AFCON returns to January

first_img The decision leaves a host of Premier League clubs, including Liverpool, without some of their star players for up to six matches. Liverpool, for example would be without their star men Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, who represent Senegal and Egypt respectively. They would not be the only notable absentees either; with Naby Keita set to head to the tournament should Guinea qualify. Arsenal would also be in trouble, with striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang representing Gabon. Nicolas Pepe could reach the tournament with the Ivory Coast, too. Read AlsoTension as CAF set to move AFCON 2021 kick-off date Nigerian players whose managers will have to ways of covering up until they return from the Nations cup includeLeon Balogun (Brighton) Alex Iwobi (Everton) Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester)and Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester) FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Coach of table toppers Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp could be handed a selection headache next January, with the Africa Cup of Nations moving back to a January start date. The tournament was moved to the summer months following a decision by their executive committee in 2017 with the 2019 staging taking place in Egypt from June into July. However, after just one tournament there is talk of it being switched back to its original January-February format for Cameroon 2021. Reports on Wednesday suggested that the topic would be discussed when the executive committee meet in Yaounde, Cameroon, and president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Ahmad Ahmad has hinted that the move would be preferable. According to Ahram Online, this is due to the temperature and weather being more favourable in the earlier part of the year, while it would also appease FIFA by no longer clashing with the revamped Club World Cup which is due to kick-off in 2021. Leicester city duo Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi could be in action for NigeriaAdvertisement Loading… center_img Promoted ContentA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World6 Of The Best 90s Shows That Need To Come Back ASAPThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopTop 10 Most Populated Cities In The WorldWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Of The Dirtiest Seas In The Worldlast_img read more

Sept. 27 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings

first_imgIMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb., 1,198; 2. Cory Probst, Brewster, Minn., 1,194; 3. Cody Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 1,171; 4. Tathan Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 1,168; 5. Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn., 1,161; 6. Tim Gonska, Brainerd, Minn., 1,156; 7. Corey Madden, Avoca, Iowa, Cody Williams, Minneapolis, Kan., and Leah Wroten, Independence, Iowa, each 1,155; 10. Adam Goff, Minot, N.D., 1,153; 11. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 1,145; 12. Kaden Reynolds, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1,143; 13. Brady J. Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 1,131; 14. Drew Barglof, Sioux Rapids, Iowa, 1,113; 15. John Watson, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,112; 16. Cameron Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 1,105; 17. Daniel Wauters, West Branch, Iowa, 1,097; 18. Zach Ankrum, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,088; 19. Chuck Madden Jr., Avoca, Iowa, 1,085; 20. Roy Armstrong, Beatrice, Neb., 1,083.  IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 781; 2. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 770; 3. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., and Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., both 754; 5. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 751; 6. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 747; 7. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 746; 8. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., and Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, both 737; 10. Brett Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 727; 11. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, and Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., both 725; 13. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 707; 14. Javen Ostermann, Courtland, Minn., 704; 15. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., and Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., both 702; 17. Jacob Gomola, Seneca, Pa., 695; 18. Ronald “Trey” Burke, League City, Texas, 694; 19. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., 691; 20. Devin Adams, Lebanon, Pa., 689.  Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. Gregory Muirhead, Mabank, Texas, 1,127; 2. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 1,122; 3. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 1,102; 4. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 1,090; 5. Chris Cogburn, Robinson, Texas, 1,053; 6. Larry Underwood, Temple, Texas, 963; 7. James McCreery, Midlothian, Texas, 833; 8. Trevor Egbert, Salado, Texas, 826; 9. Chris Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 824; 10. Austin Moore, Axtell, Texas, 806; 11. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 797; 12. Jeff Shepperd, Waco, Texas, 796; 13. Blaine Shives, Leonard, Texas, 783; 14. Cullen Hill, Healdton, Okla., 771; 15. Jake Upchurch, Red Oak, Texas, 758; 16. Kaden Honeycutt, Willow Park, Texas, 732; 17. Garett Rawls, Elm Mott, Texas, 728; 18. Michael Martin, Kaufman, Texas, 713; 19. John “Jay” Coone, Weatherford, Texas, 712; 20. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, 692. Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods – 1. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,194; 2. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 1,191; 3. Matt Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 1,187; 4. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 1,180; 5. Chase Rudolf, Prole, Iowa, 1,179; 6. Kevin Johnson, Bakersfield, Calif., 1,171; 7. Dakota Sproul, Hays, Kan., 1,170; 8. Luke Stallbaumer, Tecumseh, Kan., 1,167; 9. Doug Smith, Lanesboro, Iowa, 1,159; 10. Hunter Longnecker, Woodward, Iowa, 1,146; 11. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1,141; 12. Guy Ahlwardt, Antioch, Calif., 1,140; 13. David Siercks, Princeton, Minn., 1,137; 14. Jacob Hagemann, Fort Ripley, Minn., and Brett Berry, Colby, Kan., both 1,134; 16. Cade Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 1,131; 17. Jerry Miles, Bernard, Iowa, 1,128; 18. Rusty Montagne, North Sioux City, S.D., 1,126; 19. Austen Becerra, Carthage, Ill., 1,124; 20. Vince Engebregtsen, Algoma, Wis., 1,120. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 1,200; 2. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 1,192; 3. Kyle Pfeifer, Hill City, Kan., 1,173; 4. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,166; 5. Matt Speckman, Sleepy Eye, Minn., 1,165; 6. Jason Batt, Harker Heights, Texas, 1,161; 7. Mike Petersilie, Hoisington, Kan., 1,158; 8. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 1,156; 9. Cody Center, Mesa, Ariz., 1,152; 10. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa, 1,145; 11. Brian Blessington, Breda, Iowa, 1,139; 12. A.J. Dancer, Red Rock, Texas, 1,138; 13. George Fronsman, Surprise, Ariz., 1,136; 14. Austin Brauner, Platte Center, Neb., 1,129; 15. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn., 1,126; 16. Jason Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 1,115; 17. Derek Green, Granada, Minn., 1,102; 18. Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,100; 19. Rod Snellenberger, Pulaski, Wis., 1,096; 20. Devin Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,078. center_img Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 1,197; 2. Alex Dostal, Glencoe, Minn., 1,190; 3. Terry Tritt, York, Neb., 1,156; 4. Steven Bevills, Granbury, Texas, 1,152; 5. Kaytee DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,112; 6. Darwin “Bubba” Brown Jr., Jackson, Minn., 1,095; 7. Roberto “R.J.” Esqueda, Madelia, Minn., 1,087; 8. Shawn Hein, Beatrice, Neb., 1,086; 9. Frank Lackey, Joshua, Texas, 1,084; 10. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, and Tyler Fiebelkorn, Creston, Iowa, both 1,080; 12. John Gill, Marshalltown, Iowa, 1,075; 13. Oliver Monson, Humboldt, Iowa, 1,071; 14. Jade Lange, Humboldt, Iowa, 1,064; 15. Justin Dose, Glencoe, Minn., 1,056; 16. Conner Brown, Yankton, S.D., 1,027; 17. Parker Vollbrecht, Stanton, Neb., 1,008; 18. Daniel VanderVeen, Sioux City, Iowa, 997; 19. Tom Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 984; 20. Howard Watson, Weatherford, Texas, 973. IMCA Modifieds – 1. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 1,200; 2. Joel Rust, Grundy Center, Iowa, 1,178; 3. Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb., 1,172; 4. Thomas Berry, Newburg, N.D., 1,168; 5. Bricen James, Albany, Ore., 1,165; 6. William Gould, Calera, Okla., and Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, both 1,160; 8. Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M., 1,159; 9. Drew Armstrong, Benton, Ark., 1,145; 10. Brandon Beckendorf, Danube, Minn., and Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, Iowa, both 1,143; 12. Chris Morris, Taylor, Texas, 1,142; 13. Jeremy Mills, Britt, Iowa, 1,139; 14. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., 1,135; 15. Jeff Larson, Freeport, Ill., 1,133; 16. Aaron Johnson, Brainerd, Minn., 1,128; 17. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan., and Shane DeMey, Denison, Iowa, both 1,126; 19. Casey Arneson, Fargo, N.D., and Kevin Green, Waco, Texas, both 1,125. Final point races of the 2019 season are Sunday, Sept. 29last_img read more

James “Jim” L. Stiles, 60, of Madison

first_imgJames “Jim” L. Stiles, 60, of Madison passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at Franciscan Health in Indianapolis.  Jim was born Wednesday, April 29, 1959, in Batesville, Indiana, the son of Lloyd and Clara Jean (Glackin) Stiles.  He married Connie Jones and she survives.  He was a forklift driver for Alternative Plastics in Greendale.  He enjoyed spending time with his family, playing pool, listening to rock and roll music and quad riding.            Jim is survived by his wife Connie of Madison; son Thomas Majors of Vevay; son/grandson Christopher “Chris” Jones of Madison; daughter Mary Jones of Ohio; sister Melody Minger and brother-in-law Bob Shinkle both of Moores Hill; and 2 grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Sandi Shinkle, and nephew Brian Stanley.            A service celebrating his life will be held 11 AM Saturday, August 10, 2019, at Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home in Moores Hill with Pastor David Dickerson officiating.  Family and friends may gather to share and remember him on Saturday, August 10, 2019, from 9am-11am also at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given in honor of Jim to the family.  Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 16717 Manchester Street, Box 156, Moores Hill, IN 47032 (812)744-3280.  You may go to www.sibbettmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

Maradona Apologises over ‘Robbery’ Comments

first_imgDiego Maradona has apologised to FIFA and its referees for saying that England’s last 16 win over Colombia in the World Cup was a robbery and that referee Mark Geiger was not up to the task.Maradona said sorry after being rebuked by soccer’s governing body following comments he made after England’s hard-fought penalty shootout win in Tuesday’s game.“Overcome by emotion in cheering for Colombia the other day I said a couple of things and I admit, some of them were unacceptable,” Maradona wrote on his Instagram account. “My apologies to FIFA and its president (Gianni Infantino); although I sometimes disagree with some refereeing decisions I have the utmost respect for the work – which isn’t easy – that the referees do.”England won the match on penalties following 120 minutes marred by squabbling, protests to the referee, play-acting and feigning injury.FIFA said it was “doing everything within its power to ensure principles of fair play, integrity and respect are at the forefront of this World Cup and how the organisation is now run.”In that context, FIFA said it was “extremely sorry to read such declarations from a player who has written the history of our game.”Maradona had said England’s win was a “monumental robbery” and that Geiger “shouldn’t be given a match of this magnitude.”He added: “Geiger, an American, what a coincidence.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more