Two Chinese nationals among three killed in boiler explosion

first_imgThree persons, including two Chinese nationals, died when a boiler exploded at an animal feed manufacturing unit in Nuh, about 40 km from Gurugram, on Sunday.The deceased have been identified as senior engineer Jhin Jhin Yang, production engineer Jhang Yang and Vicky Rajput, an operator. Vicky was a resident of Sohna in Gurugram.Nuh SP Sangeeta Kalia said the incident took place around 3:30 p.m. when the boiler in Pusilin Biotechnology exploded during repair. “Vicky was carrying out some welding work to repair the boiler and the two Chinese nationals were standing close to him when the boiler exploded, causing a fire. All three were engulfed in flames and died on the spot,” she said. The company, which manufactures and trades in animal and poultry feed, was set up in 2017.Ms. Kalia said preliminary investigation suggested the incident was caused due to lack of proper maintenance of the boiler and the police were trying to contact the management. “A case will be registered against the management in this connection. We are trying to procure documents from them about the periodic maintenance of the boiler,” she said.Five fire tenders from Nuh and Sohna were sent to put out the fire. Locals claimed that the fire tenders took 30 minutes to reach the spot. The bodies were pulled out after the fire was doused and sent to Shahid Hasan Khan Medical College for post-mortem.last_img read more

Four missing after Assam hydro project pipeline burst

first_imgAt least four technicians are missing after a tunnel pipeline of a public sector hydroelectric project in central Assam’s Dima Hasao district burst early Monday morning.The 275 MW Kopili hydroelectric project at Umrangso was the first that the North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO) undertook after it was formed in 1976.District officials said the burst led to massive flooding at the power project site and in other parts of Umrangso. The damage is yet to be assessed.A NEEPCO spokesperson said there was a deafening sound as the tunnel carrying water at 12,000 litres per second from the corporation’s reservoir to the hydroelectric project site gave way leading to a water fountain more than a 100 feet high.Three of the missing technicians were identified as NEEPCO employees while the fourth was engaged by a firm engaged in tunnel repair work.“A National Disaster Response Force team has been deployed but the search has been affected by the high level of water of the Kopili river. We have also sought help from an Assam Rifles unit posted nearby,” said R. Phukan, project officer of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority.Officials of NEEPCO have been complaining about the highly acidic water of the Kopili river because of effluents from coal mines in Meghalaya upstream. The acidic water, they said, have over the years damaged machineries and pipelines.last_img read more

17 days agoEverton hero Tim Cahill linked with Millwall

first_imgEverton hero Tim Cahill linked with Millwallby Paul Vegas17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton hero Tim Cahill could be returning to English football.The Telegraph says he’s a candidate for the Millwall manager’s job.Following Neil Harris’ surprise resignation last week, the Championship outfit are now eyeing a replacement and Cahill is reportedly among those linked with the post.The 39-year-old Australian is on a list of managerial candidates listed as potential suitors for the vacant role. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Irish Prime Minister says nodeal Brexit could lead to united Ireland

first_imgLondon: A no-deal Brexit could lead to a united Ireland as more people in Northern Ireland would “come to question the union” with Britain, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has said. His comments came after new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the current Brexit deal was unacceptable and set preparations for leaving the EU without an agreement as a “top priority” for his right-wing government. Tension around the withdrawal deal centres on the so-called Irish backstop — a mechanism designed to preserve the bloc’s single market and prevent a hard border between Northern Ireland and EU member Ireland. Varadkar warned a no-deal Brexit could see more people in the North question the union with England, Scotland and Wales. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”People who you might describe as moderate nationalists or moderate Catholics who were more or less happy with the status quo will look more towards a united Ireland,” Varadkar said Friday at a summer school in county Donegal, the Irish Independent newspaper and other media reported. “And increasingly you see liberal Protestants, liberal unionists starting to ask the questions as to where they feel more at home. “Is it in a nationalist Britain that’s talking about potentially bringing back the death penalty and things like that? Or is it part of a common European home and part of Ireland?” said Vardakar, whose heavily trade-dependent nation stands to lose most from a messy EU-UK split. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsVardakar said there could be no Brexit deal without the Irish backstop, which Johnson is committed to abolishing. Johnson has staked his reputation on bringing Britain out of the EU by the current deadline of October 31, meaning that if new negotiations are refused the UK would crash out without a deal in place. “I think one of the things ironically that could really undermine the union is a hard Brexit, both for Northern Ireland and for Scotland. That’s a problem they’re going to have to face,” Varadkar said, according to the Independent. Separately, Ireland’s foreign minister said on Friday that Johnson had deliberately set Britain on a “collision course” with the EU over Brexit negotiations. “He seems to have made a deliberate decision to set Britain on a collision course with the European Union and with Ireland in relation to the Brexit negotiations,” Simon Coveney was quoted by Irish state broadcaster RTE as saying. European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker told Johnson on Thursday that EU officials have no mandate to renegotiate the Brexit withdrawal agreement, and chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said eliminating the Irish backstop was “unacceptable”.last_img read more

Nuno Espirito Santo is doing fantastic at Wolves – Mourinho

first_imgWolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo is doing a “fantastic” job, says compatriot Jose MourinhoSanto will take his side over to Old Trafford on Saturday to face his former FC Porto boss Mourinho, as Wolves look to cause an upset and end Manchester United’s three game-winning run.The Premier League newcomers currently sit ninth in the standings and have made some key signings over the summer.The Wanderers’ good progress in the English top-flight has even seen coach Nuno linked to Mourinho’s post at United.“Really good, last season dominant and we all know it’s not easy to be dominant in the Championship even if you have the best team,” Mourinho told reporters in a pre-match press conference.“And it’s not easy to be dominant from the start to the end.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“Strong [transfer] markets, great work, great adaptation in the Premier League, getting points and performances, not just the points, that makes them feel and everybody feel, including myself, that they are going to have a very stable season, very far from the problems that a team normally has coming from the Championship.“When they are players, always some players you have a feeling they can become managers, but even then I didn’t think about it at Porto, but 75 per cent of them are now managers.“Nuno reached the Premier League level and he reached it by his own merits and credits. He didn’t come direct, he came to the Championship.“He earned the right to be a Premier League manager and he’s done fantastic work, the results speak for themselves.”last_img read more

POLICE LOG for August 25 OUI Arrest 2 Taken Into Protective Custody

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Saturday, August 25, 2018:A Melrose resident was taken into protective custody after he was found sleeping in his vehicle in the library’s parking lot. Police contacted the Tewksbury Treatment Center (Detox) at Tewksbury State Hospital twice, but received no answer. (1:38am)A truck backed into a pole on Jones Avenue. No wires down. RMLD notified. (9:07am)Police and Fire responded to a stove fire on Hobson Avenue. (11:01am)A Woburn resident was taken into protective custody. An erratic operator was reported traveling north on Main Street. Vehicle pulled into Colonial Plaza and parked in front of Colonial Liquors. Police responded and put a 12-hour hold on the vehicle, which was towed. Man was eventually released to his girlfriend. (5:53pm)Gregory Mercurio (29, Quincy) was arrested for OUI Liquor and Marked Lanes Violation. Mercurio was pulled over at Woburn Street and Andover Street. (9:48pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 31: Woburn Man Arrested For OUI; Bad Highway Crash Required MedflightIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 26: Wilmington Man Arrested For OUI; Tractor Trailer Takes Out Wall, Signs & HydrantIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 25: Wilmington Man Arrested For OUI; Men Carrying Sledgehammers Down Street; Turkeys Causing TrafficIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Breakthrough agreement between Sudan protest leaders military

first_imgSudanese protesters wave the current and former national flags during a rally outside the army headquarters in the capital Khartoum on 27 April. Photo: AFPSudan’s protest leaders and army rulers agreed Saturday to establish a joint civilian-military ruling council, a major breakthrough in talks between the two sides over demonstrators’ demands for a handover to civilian rule.The agreement on the highly disputed issue came as thousands of protesters remain encamped outside the military headquarters since the army ousted longtime leader Omar al-Bashir on 11 April, demanding that the army rulers step down.”We agreed on a joint council between the civilian and the military,” one of the leaders of the protest campaign, Ahmed al-Rabia, who was involved in the talks, told AFP.”We are now in consultation about what percentage of the council should be represented by civilians and how much by the military.”The agreement between the two sides is a major breakthrough as the current army leaders had refused to hand over power to a civilian administration despite pressure from the street and the international community.”I’m happy with the outcome of the talks. Other protesters too will be happy,” said protester Ahmed Najdi, who has regularly camped outside the army complex over the past weeks.”We are still waiting for the final composition of the joint council.”The new council will be the sovereign ruling body that will then form a transitional civilian administration.The decision to have a joint council came during talks held since Saturday morning by a joint committee representing the current ruling military leadership and protesters.The talks were the first such by the joint committee.’We won’t leave’Bashir was ousted by the army after months of protests against his three-decade rule.Thousands of demonstrators reached the sprawling military headquarters in central Khartoum on 6 April, demanding that the army support those opposing Bashir.Five days later, the army toppled Bashir but then took power into its own hands through a 10-member transitional military council.Another demonstrator Rawan Al-Fateh said those camped out would not leave until their demands were met.”We won’t leave until we have civil rule and laws guaranteeing freedom of expression.”Buses bringing protesters kept arriving Saturday, with hundreds of protesters coming from the eastern province of Kassala, an AFP photographer said.Protest leaders had previously held several rounds of inconclusive talks with the military council since Bashir was ousted.Earlier this week, the two sides agreed to set up the joint committee to chart the way forward.The military council has so far insisted that it has assumed power for a two-year transitional period.Western governments have expressed support for protesters’ demands, but Sudan’s key Gulf Arab lenders have backed the military council, while African states have called for more time for the army to hand over to civilians.Meanwhile the country’s top opposition leader Sadiq al-Mahdi called for Sudan to join the International Criminal Court which has indicted Bashir.Mahdi, a former prime minister and head of the opposition National Umma Party that has backed the protests, also told reporters that the army’s ouster of Bashir was “not a military coup”.Call to join ICCMahdi also said that “it is possible to agree on a civilian authority with the military council because they did not plan a coup”.But he said his party would not join a civilian transitional government.He insisted Sudan should “immediately” join the Hague-based International Criminal Court where Bashir is wanted for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity for his alleged role in the conflict in Darfur.Bashir, 75, has consistently denied the charges against him.The war in Darfur erupted in 2003 when ethnic minority rebels took up arms against Khartoum’s Arab-dominated government, accusing it of social and political marginalisation.The United Nations says about 300,000 people have died in the conflict, with another 2.5 million displaced, many of them still living in miserable camps across the western region of the country.Protest group spokesman Amjad Farid told reporters that Bashir and other regime figures could be tried in Sudan.”We are not seeking retaliatory measures against them, but we want to rebuild our justice system to hold them accountable for their crimes,” he said.Mahdi, who was forced from office by Bashir in a 1989 coup, said the president’s regime was clinging on despite the upheaval.”The toppled regime might still try to do a coup,” he said without elaborating.As protesters were pushing the military on civilian rule Saturday, assailants hurled rocks at a meeting of members of the Islamist Popular Congress Party, an ally of Bashir’s, injuring 32 of them.The group leading the protests and the military council condemned the incident.last_img read more

Coroner Releases Causes Of Death For All 58 Victims Of Las Vegas

first_imgCopyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Share Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesThe 58 fatalities in October’s mass shooting in Las Vegas were all caused by gunshot wounds, the county coroner and medical examiner said Thursday. A makeshift memorial on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip a few days after the shooting has photos of some of those who were killed.All 58 of the people killed in the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Oct. 1 died of gunshot wounds, the Clark County Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner has determined.Nearly all of the fatalities were caused by a single gunshot wound, though six victims died from multiple wounds. Most had been shot in the head, chest or back. The deaths were all ruled homicides.In the chaos of the shooting, in which bullets rained down on a country music festival from a gunman on the 32nd floor of a nearby hotel, it wasn’t immediately clear whether any victims might have died from trampling as the crowds sought to escape the fusillade.The shooter, Stephen Paddock, died from a gunshot wound to the head that entered through the mouth. His cause of death was a suicide, the coroner’s office said.Coroner John Fudenberg told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that it has taken more than two months to release the information because his office wanted to be accurate and notify the victims’ families first.“Because of the impact that this incident had on our community, and the attention that this incident received, it became very important for us to ensure that all of the families had the information prior to us releasing it to the public,” Fudenberg told the newspaper.More than 500 people were injured during the shooting, and thousands of others who were there at the Route 91 Harvest Festival have been trying to cope in the months since the tragedy.One woman who was there, Melissa Barham, recently told NPR’s Weekend Edition that since the massacre, she’s been and sad depressed and wonders whether anything has really changed since the Sandy Hook shooting five years ago.“I wake up every morning and I journal,” Barham said. “I pick one of the victims and I write down their name and their age and where they’re from and then just details about them. And I just think about them.”“And this time of year, the holidays, make it really hard.”last_img read more

The Latest Lightfoot says shell hit the ground running

first_imgBy The Associated PressCHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Chicago’s mayoral election (all times local):12:35 p.m.Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot says she’s “got a lot of hard work ahead” as she prepares to take office next month.Lightfoot spoke Wednesday at an appearance with her opponent in Tuesday’s election, Toni Preckwinkle. The event was hosted by civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson at his Rainbow PUSH Coalition.Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot, right, shakes hands with former mayoral candidate Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle as Rev. Jesse Jackson look on during a press conference at the Rainbow PUSH organization, Wednesday morning, April 3, 2019, in Chicago. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)Lightfoot easily defeated Preckwinkle in Tuesday’s election to become Chicago’s first black female mayor and the city’s first openly gay mayor.Lightfoot told the crowd she plans to “hit the ground running.” She says she has a mandate for change after carrying all 50 of the city’s wards. She says she wants to “make sure we’re being true to that.”Lightfoot says her list of priorities includes public schools, immigration, financial issues and the city’s violence problem.___7:45 a.m.Chicago’s new mayor-elect plans to start her day greeting voters downtown before attending a unity news conference with her opponent in Tuesday’s election.Lori Lightfoot will meet with commuters Wednesday morning at a Chicago Transit Authority train station. The former federal prosecutor will then attend a news conference with Toni Preckwinkle at the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition. Lightfoot easily defeated Preckwinkle on Tuesday with backing from voter across the city. She’s the first black woman and first openly gay person to be elected Chicago’s mayor. Jackson on Saturday asked the two candidates if they would sign a pledge agreeing to the Tuesday meeting. The longtime civil rights leader told them that the race would end Tuesday, and then “the healing must begin.” Both women signed the document.___12 a.m.Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot’s resounding victory is a clear call for change at City Hall and a historic repudiation of the old-style, insider politics that have long defined the nation’s third-largest city.Lightfoot, a former federal prosecutor who’d never been elected to public office, defeated Cook County Board President and former Alderman Toni Preckwinkle on Tuesday. She won with backing from voters across the city.Lightfoot also made history, becoming the first black woman and the first openly gay person to be Chicago mayor.She told a cheering crowd people are seeing “a city reborn.”Lightfoot pledged to break the cycle of corruption in city government, reduce violence and help low-income and working-class residents in the city’s neighborhoods.But she faces major challenges, including Chicago’s deep financial problems.last_img read more

Player Spotlight on Celene Funke

first_img Print Friendly Version Story Links The University of Louisville Softball Player Spotlight series features short interviews with each of the Cardinals’ players. Episode 15 features junior Celene Funke.center_img Episode 15: Celene FunkeThe Funke FileNumber: 33Full name: Celene Mue FunkeNickname: FunkPosition: CFBats/Throws: L/RHometown:  Carmel, Ind.High School: CarmelTravel Team: ShockwavesMajor: FinanceFun Fact: She is a big-time sock collector.last_img