Exit polls make investors richer by Rs 533 lakh crore

first_imgMumbai: With most of Sunday’s exit polls predicting victory for the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Government in the just concluded Lok Sabha elections, investor wealth on Monday soared by Rs 5,33,463.04 crore in the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). At the end of Monday’s trading session, the market capitalisation of BSE-listed companies stood at Rs 1,51,86,312.05 crore against Rs 1,46,58,709.68 crore on Friday.This is the third consecutive session of gain for domestic stocks and in these three trading sessions, the market capitalisation of BSE-listed companies has jumped by Rs 7.48 lakh crore. The BSE Sensex zoomed past the 39,300 mark, up by over 1,422 points, while the National Stock Exchange’s (NSE) Nifty reclaimed the 11,800 level on Monday as investors cheered the outcome of the exit polls that predicted a clear majority for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange frameworkBarring Bajaj Auto and Infosys, all the Sensex scrips settled with gains. Analysts believe Modi’s BJP retaining power would ensure a continuation of the pro-business reform measures initiated during the NDA’s first term. “What would help the markets sustain momentum is factors that are fundamentally important, like decisive policy initiatives from the new government, faster land and labour reforms, and also the unfinished task of quick consolidation and re-organisation of the banking system,” said Emkay Wealth Management Head of Research Joseph Thomas. Also Read – Afghan Taliban frees 3 Indian hostages in exchange for 11 top militant leaders: ReportsThe rupee appreciated by 49 paise, the biggest single-day gain in two months, to close at 69.74 against the dollar on Monday, following sharp gains in equities and forex inflows. At the interbank foreign exchange, the domestic unit opened at 70.36 and advanced to a high of 69.44 during the day. The 10-year bond yield was at 7.29 per cent as compared with Friday’s close of 7.36 per cent. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.last_img read more

20th largest ever rough diamond recovered

first_imgGem Diamonds, in partnership with the Government of the Kingdom of Lesotho, has just announced the recovery on Monday September 8of a historic diamond from the Let­eng mine in Lesotho. Subsequent to its recovery, the diamond was transferred to Antwerp where it underwent acidisation and provisional analysis. Weighing 478 ct, it was determined to be a type II D colour diamond, the highest colour grading available for a white diamond. Furthermore the diamond is of outstanding clarity with no inclusions visible in its rough form. It has the potential to yield one of the largest flawless D colour round polished diamonds in history.  The diamond, which is yet to be named, ranks as the 20th largest rough diamond ever to be recovered. It is the third significant recovery from the Let­eng mine in as many years, following the 603 ct Lesotho Promise and the 493 ct Let­eng Legacy recovered in 2006 and 2007 respectively.  Including the 601 carat Lesotho Brown, recovered in 1960, the Let­eng mine has now produced four of the world’s 20 largest rough diamonds and the three largest diamonds recovered this century.Commenting on the recovery, Minister Monyane Moleleki, the Minister of Natural Resources for Lesotho said: “Once again Let­eng has proved its ability to produce extraordinary diamonds and continues to place Lesotho at the forefront of diamond producing countries.  We will continue to proudly develop this asset and the rare diamonds that it produces to their maximum value for the benefit of the people of Lesotho.”Clifford Elphick, Chief Executive Officer of Gem Diamonds, added: “Preliminary examination of this remarkable diamond indicates that it will yield a record breaking polished stone of the very best colour and clarity. Let­eng continues to reward with the production of these significant diamonds and to confirm its position as one of the great mines in the diamond industry.  With a further 45 years of life remaining, we expect Let­eng to make history for many years to come.”last_img read more

AkzoNobel showcases technologies at IMPC 2016

first_imgAkzoNobel will present a paper at the International Mineral Processing Conference (IMPC 2016) proving formulations for reverse flotation of phosphate from sedimentary ores by removing carbonates and silicates. In addition, it will showcase its extensive range of optimized flotation collectors and technologies. IMPC 2016, will take place Sept. 11 to Sept. 15 at the Quebec City Convention Center, Quebec, Canada.“To fulfil customers’ challenging requirements, we are focusing on developing sustainable solutions for the mining industry,” said Natalija Smolko, Global R&D Focal Point for Mining at AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry. “By ’sustainable solutions’ we mean the environmental profile of the surfactants and the improved efficiency and selectivity of the collectors.” Ms. Smolko will present her paper, New Formulations for Reverse Flotation of Phosphate from Sedimentary Ores.AkzoNobel’s portfolio of innovative chemical solutions for mining is a result of more than 50 years of research and development in molecular and surface chemistry, combined with close collaboration with customers and in-depth field experience. The company’s flotation collectors provide optimized solutions for phosphate, calcite, iron, potash, niobium, silicates, graphite, and other minerals.AkzoNobel builds on its chemistry and process know-how to customize solutions for each individual ore. “We select the best collector based on three principals,” said Anders Hägg, Global Marketing & Sales Director. “First, we consider every ore to be unique; second, every ore is treated in a unique process; and third, customized collectors optimize process performance.”Other new AkzoNobel flotation collectors are a new reagent for iron ore flotation, Lilaflot® 821M, that provides similar performance and is at least 20% more efficient than the benchmark collector, and Atrac 2600 a new, more efficient, anionic collector for direct flotation of phosphate ores.For complex phosphate ores, for example, where carbonate minerals are present, it has been difficult to produce high-quality phosphate concentrates. “Traditional fatty acid collectors not only float the calcium mineral apatite but also the other calcium minerals, calcite and dolomite,” explained Kerim Sasioglu, Global Marketing Manager. “Our collectors float selectively the apatite.”Sasioglu also emphasized additional solutions AkzoNobel provides the mining industry:Expancel® microspheres are used extensively as sensitizers in industrial explosives. They create consistent uniform voids within the explosives that balance density control with such blasting properties as sensitivity to detonation, strength and explosive stabilityDepramin® and Peridur® grades, based on carboxy methyl cellulose (CMC), meet the demands of froth flotation and agglomeration of finesSodium Hydrosulphide (NaSH) is widely used as an efficient copper depressant and ores sulphidizing agent.last_img read more

LG and Samsung unveil similar 105inch TVs on the same day

first_imgIT’S EITHER A coincidence or bad timing on someone’s part, but both Samsung and LG announced they will be releasing 105-inch HD TVs on the same day.Not only are both HD TVs the same size, both companies claim that it’s the largest curved TV ever made. Both have an 11 million pixel screen resolution, and a 21:9 ratio screen for enjoying TV, movies and gaming.Here’s how the two TVs will look.(Image: LG Newsroom)(Image: Samsung)LG’s TV allows for information to be displayed on the side without covering up what you’re watching. Samsung’s model includes what it calls the “Quadmatic Picture Engine,” which displays all content in ultra-high definition regardless of its source.Neither Samsung or LG has revealed how much their TVs will cost, but considering that LG’s 84-inch HD TV costs €20,000, chances are you’ll need some very deep pockets before you can afford either one.Both will be revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 in Las Vegas at the beginning of January.Read: The Amazon reviews for this €30,000 TV are absolutely brilliant >Read: LG admits to collecting data from smart TVs >last_img read more

WrapaNap A Snuggie For Your Face

first_imgI could probably look at pictures of people wearing Wrap-a-Naps over their eyes all day. They alternate between looking like really misguided attempts at creating a homemade Ninja Turtle costume and people who appear to have been recently subdued by some brain-sucking parasite. I’m leaning toward the latter for the above image.The Wrap-a-Nap, affectionately referred to as the WAN is “a long pillow that hugs your head with gentle pressure, giving you the sweet relief of complete darkness, muffled noise and 360 degrees of pillow protection,” according to its makers. It’s made of fleece and stuffed with a “squishy” filling.It’s basically a mobile pillow that can also mask your eyes. And it’s completely ridiculous, a fact that its creators have whole-heartedly embraced, judging by the shot of the dude wearing one while on the toilet (after the jump), proudly displayed on the product’s site.It comes in a number of colors, including Poseidon, Forrest, Bear, Enzo, and (best of all) The Executive. It’ll run you $15, and best of all, you won’t have any idea if people are laughing at you while you’re wearing it.last_img read more

Xenophon scolds ACT Labor over pokies

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Senator Nick Xenophon said this week that ACT Labor’s reliance on poker machine revenue is an intravenous “drip”, one day before a Senate inquiry into the clubs industry began in the national capital.Speaking to Fairfax Media, Senator Xenophon, who gave evidence at the inquiry, said the ALP’s reliance on the ACT Labor Club group was a “fundamental conflict of interest”.“The ALP in the ACT and more broadly is on the drip from the ACT Labor Club,” Senator Xenophon said.According to recent figures released by the ACT Gambling and Racing Commission, of the $36.6 million generated by the Labor Party-owned group, 68 per cent is relates to gambling revenue.Former ACT Labor Chief Minister Jon Stanhope made the call earlier this year to cut the party’s connections with the gambling industry, but his motion was knocked back with little party support.Meanwhile, ACT Labor insists its association with the Labor Club does not influence its thinking when drafting legislation regarding poker machines. Senator Xenophon disagrees, claiming that when poker machine operators try to buy themselves time by requesting further research be done to help gamblers, that politicians cave in.“Politicians are completely out of step with that because they are compromised,” he said.“Politicians either unwittingly or deliberately, give them that time because they rely so heavily on pokies taxes as a source of revenue.”During his appearance at the enquiry, the senator said that 40 per cent of poker machine losses were directly linked to problem gamblers – with less than 15 per cent of them helped. Critical of the unlimited withdrawals available from eftpos machines in clubs, his suggestions for moving forward included the arrangement of an algorithm to calculate losses, a system that could identify and then assist gamblers in need. In a 2009 study of 5,500 Canberrans, the ANU Centre for Gambling Research calculated that 10 per cent of those least-educated had contributed to close to one-quarter of pokies revenue. Updated data is due to be released soon.“Something like 90 per cent of poker machine players never put in more than one dollar at a time into a machine.“A similar percentage of the population would support this sort of reform, yet it was vehemently opposed by the industry, clubs, the hotels, and casino operators like James Packer, because they know this would mess up their business model which relies so heavily on addiction,” said Mr Xenophon.If clubs were willing to go ahead with the suggestions, he proposed introducing tax incentives. During the inquiry, Labor backbencher Mary Porter expressed concern about other forms of gambling and that people could simply take up another form of gambling, which Mr Xenophon predicted would not be a likely result.“Still the biggest source of problem gambling in this country is poker machines, and that’s unlikely to be overtaken any time soon.”Source: Canberra Times, The Agelast_img read more

Rotary International IEEE Set to Take Home Multiple EXCEL Awards

first_imgThough the EXCEL award ceremony takes place on June 1 in Washington, D.C., Association Media & Publishing has already announced the 2011 winners. The 31st Annual EXCEL winners were picked from a pool of 1,100 entries submitted from non-profit organizations and associations. 196 winners representing 99 groups will be honored at the ceremony, which will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. Multiple award winners include Rotary International, which earned Gold in “Web Publishing – General Excellence” for its website, www.rotary.org; Bronze in the “Magazines: Design Excellence – more than 100,000” for The Rotarian; and nods in five other categories, including column and multi-media. Other winners who received multiple awards include the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA) and the United States Marine Corps.See full list of winners here. IEEE, an association dedicated to technological innovation, will take home five awards, including Gold for IEEE Spectrum, July 2010 in the “Magazines: Single-Topic Issue – more than 100,000” category and Bronze for the June 2010 issue of IEEE Spectrum in the “Magazines: Cover Photography” category.last_img read more

Andy Serkis will direct Venom 2 with Tom Hardy starring and writing

first_img CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $999 Boost Mobile Rylo Sarah Tew/CNET See It Andy Serkis will direct Venom 2. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/Getty Images Andy Serkis has closed a deal to direct Venom 2, a representative for him confirmed Monday. The film is a sequel to last year’s hit supervillain caper, which grossed $856 million at the box office globally. Tom Hardy will return to play Eddie Brock, a hapless journalist whose body bonds with an alien, providing him with superhuman power and strength. Serkis revealed that Hardy is already at work helping to write the story. “Tom was very involved with the writing — with [screenwriter] Kelly Marcel — of the new story,” he said at the TCA press tour, our sister site GameSpot reports. “So it’s very much centered around their take.” Share your voice Post a comment Read the AirPods review $155 at Google Express This is the third time Serkis will take on the role of director, having previously worked on 2017’s Breathe and 2018’s Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle. Serkis played Gollum in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, as well as The Hobbit trilogy. He also portrayed Snoke in the recent Star Wars films and played Klaw in Marvel’s Black Panther. 2:21 Tags The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. See at Turo JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Tags DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Best Buy Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Comments $59 at eBay An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) The Serkis deal closed over the weekend, and filming begins in the fall. $6 at Tidal 30 Photos Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Sprint Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X See at Amazon See It HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) $999 Read DJI Osmo Action preview Chris Monroe/CNET TV and Movies,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. center_img Originally published Aug. 5. Update, Aug. 6 at 1:17 p.m. PT: Adds that Hardy will help write in addition to starring.  Apple iPhone XS It’s happening. The Symbiote has found a host in me and I’m ready for the ride…Can’t wait! #venom #venom2 #marvel pic.twitter.com/unCzmJOjop— Andy Serkis (@andyserkis) August 5, 2019 Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. $60 at Best Buy $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Now playing: Watch this: Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Sarah Tew/CNET Amazon $299 at Amazon $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Turo ‘The Last Jedi’ villain Supreme Leader Snoke is a complicated… $999 Sarah Tew/CNET See the best Marvel Avengers cosplay from San Diego Comic-Con 2019 0 See it Sarah Tew/CNET $520 at HP Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Read Google Home Hub review $210 at Best Buy Angela Lang/CNET Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Read the Rylo camera preview Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. $999 I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. 7 Share your voice See It The Cheapskate TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go.last_img read more

Victorias Secret model Josephine Skriver flaunts her figure in a stunning swimsuit

first_imgModel Josephine Skriver presents a creation during the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai, China, November 20, 2017.REUTERS/Aly SongJosephine Skriver sure knows how to turn up the heat. Reportedly the Victoria’s Secret beauty is in Costa Rica as she celebrates her birthday.Apparently, ‘@villamanzucr you are pure paradise #birthdayweek’ Josephine, captioned two Instagram photos showing her standing in the shallow part of an infinity pool above the treetops while wearing a citrus orange swimsuit which was very high-cut on the legs to show off her booty.Reportedly Josephine jetted into Costa Rica ahead of her 26th birthday on April 14th and has been sharing envy-inducing vacation snaps on Instagram. Josephine Skriver sure knows how to work her figure for the camera.Recently she shared a romantic photo of her kissing fiance Alexander DeLeon.’counting down the days till i can call you my husband.’ she captioned the sunset photo.  Model Josephine Skriver presents a creation.ReutersReportedly the Victoria’s Secret model has been dating The Cab singer-songwriter since 2013 and the couple got engaged last year. It is known that at the age of 15, Skriver was discovered and approached about her modeling potential while on a trip to New York with her soccer team, shortly thereafter, she was signed by Unique Models, an international modeling agency based in Copenhagen.It is known that she made her modeling debut in 2011 and since then, has walked the runway in over 300 fashion shows. She has appeared in every Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show since 2013, and has been an official, ‘Angel’ for the brand since 2016.Apparently, Skriver has on numerous occasions spoken candidly about LGBT rights and openly discussed her own upbringing with both parents being members of the LGBT community. You can check out the pics here:last_img read more

Spains crisis reignited as Catalan separatists win vote

first_imgCarles Puigdemont, the dismissed President of Catalonia, arrives to speak after watching the results of Catalonia`s regional election in Brussels.Separatists looked set on Friday to regain power in Catalonia after voters rejected Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy’s attempt to neuter its independence movement, instead re-igniting the country’s biggest political crisis in decades.Spanish markets recoiled at a surprise result that is also a setback for the European Union, which must now brace for more secessionist noise as it grapples with the disruption of Brexit and simmering east European discontent.By risking a parliamentary election in the region, Rajoy appears to have made the same mistake that leaders including Greece’s Alexis Tsipras, Britain’s David Cameron and Italy’s Matteo Renzi have made in recent years: betting that voters would resolve their troublesome domestic conundrums for them.With well over 99 per cent of votes from Thursday’s election counted, separatist parties had secured a slim majority.Spain’s stock market fell around 1 percent and the country’s borrowing costs rose as investors bet the ensuing ramp-up in tensions with its richest region will hurt the euro zone’s fourth-largest economy.Rajoy ruled out calling national elections over events that have weakened his authority, while both he and exiled separatist leader Carles Puigdemont said they were open for dialogue.But they offered no details and such calls in the past have failed to yield any solution.After several strained months that saw secessionists organise an illegal referendum on 1 Oct., and police confiscate urns to try to prevent it from taking place, the election result has done nothing to resolve the standoff either.The secessionists kept a majority, but it was reduced and they may have difficulty forming a government; and support for unionist party Ciudadanos has surged, but not enough to catapult them into power.”The divisions are huge. It will take time to mend them and that should be the priority for all political actors, reconciliation within the remit of the law,” Rajoy told a news conference at the government’s Moncloa headquarters.With Catalonia accounting for a fifth of its economy, Spain had already trimmed growth forecasts for 2018, and the prospect of prolonged uncertainty worries business leaders.”More companies leaving, less economic activity there – and worse for everyone,” said the chief executive of a major listed Spanish company, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the tense climate of the independence debate.More than 3,100 firms have shifted their headquarters out of the region since October’s referendum.Overnight hotel stays rose 2.1 per cent in Spain in November but fell 7.3 percent in Catalonia, the National Statistics Institute said.’BACK TO SQUARE ONE’Rajoy, who called the election after sacking the previous secessionist government, had hoped to mobilise hitherto quiescent supporters of union with Spain and deal separatism a decisive blow.Instead, his own party performed miserably, and the result raises the question of a return to power for Puigdemont, who campaigned from self-imposed exile in Brussels after Rajoy deposed him as Catalan president.”Catalonia is back to square one,” said Marco Protopapa, an analyst at JP Morgan, forecasting that tensions would quickly return between Madrid and an “emboldened pro-independence camp eager to exploit the tactical advantage of a favourable election outcome”.While Rajoy dodged questions about whether he would negotiate directly with Puigdemont, the Catalan politician said now was the time for dialogue between the two.”We’ve at least won the right to be heard,” Puigdemont said, adding that he was open to returning to Spain if given guarantees that he could take his position as head of a potential new Catalan government. Currently he faces the prospect of arrest for his role in organising the banned referendum.GERMANY, FRANCE BACK RAJOYWhen the Catalan parliament declared independence after the referendum, Rajoy invoked constitutional powers to impose direct rule from Madrid. He promised to restore Catalonia’s autonomy regardless of the election result, but could re-impose it if a new government again pursued secession.The EU’s major powers, Germany and France, have backed his anti-independence stance despite some criticism of his methods at times.Meanwhile, Puigdemont’s attempts to gain international support in Brussels have failed so far. He has called the EU a “club of decadent countries” for declining to mediate a solution.A German government spokeswoman on Friday urged reconciliation in Catalonia, adding that the Spanish constitution would have to be respected.Secessionists say Catalonia pays an unfair share of taxes to Madrid, but investors fear independence would knock the indebted region out of the EU and the euro zone by default.”There is a huge effect on investment from abroad. As there’s a lack of stability here, people who were investing here are going to other cities and other regions,” said Rafael Prisco, commercial director in a real estate agent in central Barcelona that deals mostly with foreign clients.Europe now ends the year having struggled to build on the integrationist Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the French presidential election in May. Germany faces months of political limbo, Brussels is mired in a nasty dispute with Poland’s right-wing government and a far-right party has just entered the government in Austria.In Thursday’s vote, Catalonia’s separatist parties won 70 of the 135 seats, compared with 72 last time, with Puigdemont’s Junts Per Catalunya (Together for Catalonia) retaining its position as the largest separatist force.Ciudadanos (Citizens) won the most votes, but other unionist forces — Rajoy’s People’s Party and the Socialist Party — performed dismally.”It’s a bitter victory,” said Paloma Morales, a 27-year-old student at a Ciudadanos rally. “It means four more years of misery.”last_img

On The campaign Trail Democrat Running for Agriculture Commissioner Reckons with Her

first_imgRachel Zein for The Texas TribuneOlson’s campaign displays Rosie the Riveter pins at a fundraiser in Midland in July.Supporters say Olson’s greatest political strength is her public-speaking ability. An experienced farmer, she is just as comfortable discussing the threat that casebearer moths pose to pecan cultivation as she is rallying Democrats behind female candidates. In her stump speech, Olson emphasizes the vast scope of the agriculture department’s responsibilities, pledging to expand broadband internet access in rural communities — an issue she says Miller’s administration has neglected — and to devise a more nutritious free-and-reduced-price meal program for low-income students in Texas.Miller, who was elected agriculture commissioner in 2014 after beating the Democratic candidate by more than 1 million votes, is a controversial figure, even among Republicans. He has a penchant for unapologetically spreading fraudulent news stories on Facebook, and he secured the Republican nomination only after surviving a tough primary.“In terms of the candidates on the Republican side who might seem to be the most beatable, certainly Miller is a guy the Democrats consider to be among the top one or two,” said Brendan Steinhauser, a Republican strategist in Texas.Still, it would require a “blue wave” of historic proportions to propel a Democrat into statewide office in November, for the first time since 1994. No polling indicates where Texas voters stand on the race for agriculture commissioner. Olson remains a relatively obscure figure in Texas politics, and for all his foibles, Miller has undeniable political strengths. Earlier this year, Trump, who remains popular among Texas Republicans, hailed Miller as his “Man in Texas.” And it’s entirely possible, experts say, that nothing Olson says on the campaign trail will outweigh the letter “D” next to her name on the ballot.Miller has not publicly mentioned his opponent’s name since she won the Democratic nomination. He said in an interview that he plans to start campaigning full-time in September and that the Iraq investigation makes Olson “damaged goods.”“It’ll be something we’ll bring up on the campaign,” Miller said. “You haven’t heard the last of that, I can promise you.”As the midterms approach, the investigation could become a serious liability for Olson, said Brandon Rottinghaus, a political science professor at the University of Houston.“Sid Miller doesn’t pull any punches. He doesn’t do nuance,” Rottinghaus said. “Miller will amplify the attack in a way that may not be true but will resonate with his voters.”For now, however, the prospect of an ugly back-and-forth with Miller is far from Olson’s mind. At a lunch meeting with some fellow Democrats in Midland, Olson pulled out a thick white binder filled with spreadsheets detailing the number of voters she could plausibly attract in each county, given voter turnout in the last two election cycles. Over the next four months, the campaign’s primary objective is to ensure that enough of those Democrats turn up at the polls in November to counter the hundreds of thousands of votes by which Texas Republicans typically win statewide elections.Even if she loses to Miller, Olson said, she will look back on the campaign as a success.“Every time I fire some woman up, and get them to run for something they never would have run for before, I win,” she said. “Every time I make you less afraid about what’s going on on the national platform and give you power and inspire you to go out and do something, I win. Every day I’m in front of someone, I’m winning.”BeekeepingTwenty years ago, on the day that Olson became one of the first-ever women to take command of an operational Air Force flying squadron, a male officer presented her with a military flag, or guidon, to signify her newfound authority.“When that guy handed me that guidon, I jerked it out of his hand,” she said. “It’s like, I have waited 15 years for this moment. Oh, my God, I have done it.”Olson’s mission this election cycle is twofold: To beat Miller in November and to help female candidates across Texas seize the guidon themselves. Currently, only three of the 38 members of the state’s congressional delegation are female, and women hold just 37 of the 181 seats in the Texas House and Senate.This year, those numbers are poised to increase. Across the state, Democratic women are running for elected office in record numbers, motivated largely by opposition to Trump. Over the course of the campaign, Olson has urged more women to join that wave of first-time candidates and has offered guidance and encouragement to those who already have. In Fort Worth in June, she hosted a conference for female candidates, where a series of speakers discussed the basics of campaigning, from staying healthy on the trail to communicating effectively with the media.Rachel Zein for The Texas TribuneDuring her campaign’s July tour of Midland, Olson met with voters at restaurants, food banks and a local farmer’s market.The thermos Olson carries on the road is emblazoned with an image of a queen bee, and last Friday, Olson took a break from campaigning to tour the Sibley Nature Center in Midland, where visitors can peer at a stack of beehives surrounded by flowers.In the corner of the orchard at her farm in Mineral Wells, Olson keeps about half a dozen hives. Olson loves bees because “they’re girls,” she said. In the observation area, she tried on a beekeeper’s glove, before launching into an extended disquisition on the life cycle of the typical hive.The hive’s ruler is the queen, she explained, a sexually mature female responsible for producing new generations of honeybees. In the summer, the queen mates with the hive’s male contingent, the drones, most of whom die during reproduction. Any leftover drones remain in the hive, but they serve no practical function.“They don’t forage, they don’t nursery, they don’t clean up the hive,” she said. “They don’t really do anything but hang around.” As summer changes to fall, she continued, the hive’s worker bees — the band of females who gather pollen, suck nectar and produce honey — grow tired of feeding these hangers-on.“They chew the wings off the drones,” Olson said with a smile. “And then they boot them out of the hive.”Disclosure: The University of Houston has been a financial supporter of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization that is funded in part by donations from members, foundations and corporate sponsors. Financial supporters play no role in the Tribune’s journalism. Find a complete list of them here. Rachel Zein for The Texas TribuneKim Olson, the Democrat running for agriculture commissioner, tours a farm in Midland in July.Wherever she goes, Kim Olson carries with her packets of wildflower seeds advertising her campaign to unseat Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller.Olson calls the seed packets her “calling card.” She distributes them to everybody she meets on the campaign trail, from fellow Democrats at fundraisers in Austin to farmers selling pickles at outdoor markets in conservative West Texas. After lunch last week at an eatery in Midland, Olson had one of her supporters slip a seed packet into the bill.Olson, a third-generation farmer, has only slightly less cash on hand than her Republican opponent, and over the last few months, she has established herself as the most outspoken feminist on the statewide Democratic ticket, with a loyal following of women who admire her barnstorming speeches. Although every Texas Democrat running this year faces an uphill battle in a state dominated by Republicans, experts in both parties say that Olson, 60, stands as good a chance as anyone on the Democratic slate of winning statewide office. Olson has pledged to visit all 254 counties in Texas — a feat recently achieved by fellow Democrat U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who’s running for U.S. Senate — and meet with voters in conservative areas that Democrats typically avoid.“The only way we’re gonna make a difference is if we go to them,” she said at a fundraiser earlier this month. “You’ve got to walk their fields, you’ve got to visit their farms, you’ve got to sit at their family dinner tables, because the last time I checked representative government was going out and listening.”Olson, who has short gray hair and wears blue jeans and work boots, travels the state in a white pickup truck, where she stores cardboard boxes stuffed with seed packets. But for all their utility on the campaign trail, those packets hint at a potentially damaging episode from Olson’s past. In red lettering on the back of each packet is Olson’s military rank: retired Air Force colonel. In speeches at fundraisers and conversations with voters, Olson often touts her military credentials, particularly when she pitches her campaign to Republicans. The circumstances of her retirement from the Air Force, however, may represent her most serious political vulnerability.In the mid-2000s, at the end of a trailblazing career as one of the Air Force’s first female pilots, Olson was accused by the Pentagon of steering government contracts to a private security firm that military investigators said she helped operate while she was stationed in Iraq.Olson denied the charges and eventually pled guilty to two lesser offenses, including creating the appearance of a conflict of interest. She was allowed to retire with an honorable discharge and no reduction in rank, but she received a formal reprimand and a $3,500 fine.“There are all kinds of things that happen in war zones,” she said in a recent interview. “If you’re going to judge me, go to frickin’ war.”The Los Angeles Times reported on the allegations against Olson in 2006, and she discusses the episode at length in her memoir, “Iraq and Back.” But until the Austin American-Statesman published a story about the investigation earlier this month, the ignominious end to Olson’s military career had not figured in the race for agriculture commissioner.Rachel Zein for The Texas TribuneDuring her July tour of Midland, Olson receives a phone call from her campaign manager notifying her that the Austin American-Statesman has published a story about a controversial episode in her military career. “Well, this is the honeymoon,” she said. “But we can take it. We’re a tough campaign.”“Let’s just get something straight.”Olson’s parents were school teachers for the Department of Defense, and as a child she traveled widely, from her family’s farm in Iowa to military bases in Germany, Bermuda and the Philippines. In 1979, she graduated from Ohio State University with a teaching degree, planning to embark on a career in education.But when Olson outlined those post-graduation plans to her mother, she “leveled eyes at me lovingly and then she slapped me upside the head,” Olson recalled.“Nothing was available to her except secretary, nurse or teacher when she got out of school,” Olson said. “What she wanted for her daughters was something she could never have.”With her mother’s encouragement, Olson entered the male-dominated world of the Air Force, becoming only the 36th American woman to work as a military pilot, she says. Sexism was a fact of everyday life. Early in her career, one of Olson’s superiors invited her into his office for a chat. “Let’s just get something straight, Lieutenant,” he said, according to an account in “Iraq and Back.” “I don’t think girls belong in the military, much less in the cockpit. So as long as we understand each other, we’ll get along fine.”Undeterred, Olson went on to fly refueling jets over the Middle East and Kosovo, pumping gas through a tube that extended from her aircraft to the fighter planes hovering below. “It’s very phallic,” she said. “You can tell men created that.”When she was in the Air Force, Olson would kiss her daughter on the forehead before work every morning and say, “I’m off to make the world safe for democracy.”“I never felt like I couldn’t do something because I was a girl,” said Olson’s daughter, Katelynn, who works as a scheduler for Southwest Airlines. “In our household, you could do whatever you wanted if you put the work in, regardless of your gender.”Kim Olson was promoted to colonel in 2000 and deployed to Iraq three years later, where she worked alongside Gen. Jay Garner on the American rebuilding effort.It was in Iraq that Olson’s troubles began. Over the course of several months in 2003, she struck up a friendship with a group of South African bodyguards hired by the American military to protect her and Garner. After receiving an anonymous complaint, Pentagon investigators discovered that Olson had filed paperwork to become the director of the new American branch of a private security firm, Meteoric Tactical Solutions, run by the South Africans. In her book, Olson defends her conduct in Iraq, saying she had no financial stake in the company and was simply helping her bodyguards find work. But she concedes that she should have sought approval from military higher-ups before getting involved with Meteoric.The investigation put financial strain on Olson’s family, who sold their house in Virginia to help pay her six-figure legal fees and moved to Weatherford.Since relocating to Texas, Olson has worked as human resources chief for Dallas ISD and served on the Weatherford school board. In 2010, she started a nonprofit, Grace After Fire, designed to help female veterans re-enter civilian life. That same year, Olson and her husband moved to a farm in Mineral Wells, where they have lived ever since, growing peaches, nectarines and pecans. Olson has worked to put the Pentagon investigation behind her, she said, trying not to “relive that shit.”Olson is unapologetic about her decision to help Meteoric and attributes any mistakes she made in Iraq to “the fog and friction of war.” She maintains that she has never tried to conceal the investigation, pointing out that she dedicates an entire chapter to it in her memoir, which came out a few months after the Los Angeles Times covered the allegations against her. But she refused to give The Texas Tribune a copy of the Pentagon’s report on her conduct in Iraq — a confidential document that is not publicly available — or the memo her lawyer wrote in response to it.“I’m not running to be a nun,” she said. “That ship has long sailed.”“Who is this hurricane?”The day after the 2016 presidential election, Olson had lunch with a group of female friends at her home in Mineral Wells. Hillary Clinton’s defeat had left Olson feeling physically ill, but two of her lunch guests announced they had voted for Trump — not because they particularly liked him, they explained, but because they couldn’t stand his opponent.“In my mind, I said, ‘What are you doing to your daughters?’” Olson recalled. “And then they said, ‘Had you been on the ticket, we would’ve voted for you.’ And I thought, ‘I’m gonna hold you to that.’”Olson was one of the first Democrats to announce a run for statewide office this cycle, filing in March 2017. She introduced herself to the party establishment later that month at a luncheon in Graham attended by Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa and by Mike Collier, the Democrat looking to unseat Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick in November.“Everyone took turns saying a few words, and when she got up to speak, people’s jaws just dropped,” Collier said. “It was, ‘Holy mackerel, who is this hurricane?’”Over the course of her campaign, Olson, who ran uncontested in the primary, has grown close to several members of the Democrats’ statewide ticket, especially Collier, whom she describes as a mentor. O’Rourke likes to refer to Olson as “a badass.” And Olson has taken it upon herself to offer the Democratic star a steady stream of motherly advice.“He’s losing weight. His voice is all raspy,” Olson said. “I was barking at him the other day, I said, ‘For God’s sake, Beto, stop talking. You should have a cone of silence. Don’t talk to your team, just be still. And always at your ready you should have warm, room temperature water and lemon, because it helps relax the vocal cords.’”Last month, Olson’s speech to the Texas Democratic Convention ended with one of the biggest applause lines of the three-day event. “If anyone asks you, ‘Are Texas women really badass?’ you just answer with, ‘Hold my purse, and watch this,’” she said, gesturing as if pulling a lever in a voting booth.Democrats were still buzzing about that line two weeks later at a fundraiser in Austin, where members of a local advocacy group presented Olson with a trophy they called the “Hold My Purse Award.” Nearby, the Travis County Democrats sold T-shirts with Olson’s face superimposed onto a World War II-era Rosie the Riveter poster.“She’s just put herself out there. She’s got ambition, she’s not afraid,” said Cindy Whitesides, a Democratic activist who attended the fundraiser. “I look up to her and I think, ‘That’s what female power looks like.’” The morning the Statesman story came out, Olson was cooling off in the lobby of a Midland hospital after a visit to the local community garden, where she’d spoken approvingly of the zucchini. Later, in her campaign truck, Olson read aloud messages of support from other Democrats on the statewide ticket, including O’Rourke. Then she sighed. Sharelast_img read more

UKs industrial cities take centre stage

first_imgMore foreign visitors are visiting cities like Edinburgh and Manchester Source = e-Travel Blackboard: S.P While London retains its position as the top international destination in the UK, a recent study has shown that cities like Edinburgh, Liverpool and Bristol are fast gaining popularity.A study conducted by VisitBritain analysing the number of overnight stays by overseas visitors in UK cities found that there is an increased interest in Britain’s industrial cities.Unsurprisingly, London continues to keep its number one place with the city welcoming 15.2 million international visitors in 2011, followed by Edinburgh in second place with 1.3 million.Manchester comes in at third place with 936,000 visits, up 15 percent on 2010, Birmingham sits in fourth place with 732,000 visitors, while Liverpool in fifth place also enjoyed a 15 percent rise in overseas visitors.VisitBritain strategy and communications director Patricia Yates said more and more international visitors are venturing outside of London and discovering other cities.“These results confirm international visitors who might come here because of the global appeal of London are starting to appreciate our vibrant cities outside the capital, and the very different offerings of Edinburgh Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester,” Ms Yates said.“In such a key year to showcase Britain, and all that our visitors can experience here, VisitBritain’s GREAT image and tactical campaigns in key inbound markets ensures that tourism growth, economic benefits and jobs are delivered right across Britain.”last_img read more

Its the second straight year in which Bruce Arian

first_imgIt’s the second straight year in which Bruce Arians has handed Goodwin, who also coaches the offensive line, the keys to the offense here in the preseason. This year, Arians has been more agreeable to let Goodwin drive; at least once the starters have exited the field.“The thing is you’ve got to get used to it, you’ve got to do it, so I’m having fun with it. Now I can tell you this, it’s hard to coach the o-line and call plays, so I might have to get help from (assistant line coach Larry) Zierlein out of the press box,” Goodwin said during a training camp interview. “He’s told me two (games) and possibly, maybe three. We’ll see how it goes.“I’m excited whenever he gives me an opportunity to do it. It’s a learning experience.”When Arians arrived in the desert, he brought with him more than two decades worth of play-calling experience, and it was because of that experience why he wasn’t willing to give up that ability even though the title before his name now read head coach.“(I’ll call plays) until I can find someone who is going to do it better than me. I haven’t found him yet,” he said at his introductory press conference in 2013. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories TEMPE, Ariz. –- While Thursday presents one last chance for many players to make an impression, the preseason finale at Denver offers an Arizona Cardinals coach his last opportunity to improve upon the one skill set the head coach is not yet willing to relinquish: play-calling.Offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin will call the plays against the Broncos, just as he did last year during the fourth preseason game in San Diego. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires “I think there are good position coaches out there who are head coach-potential, they just got to get their opportunity, but, obviously the owners like the coordinator title, so we’ll see what happens.”center_img Arians and Goodwin have worked together for nine straight seasons, the first five coming in Pittsburgh before a year in Indianapolis and now Arizona, where Goodwin is entering his third year as coordinator.And though Goodwin doesn’t call plays on Sundays as most in his position do, he is heavily involved in game-week preparations, taking the lead in meetings and game planning, with help from Arians, assistant head coach Tom Moore and quarterbacks coach Freddie Kitchens.Goodwin, 41, wants to be a head coach, something Arians hopes happens sooner rather than later.Arians has talked often about establishing his own coaching tree, elevating assistants to coordinators and ultimately to head coaches, as his former defensive coordinator Todd Bowles became this season with the New York Jets.Allowing Goodwin to call plays would appear to be another means to adding a second branch in the Arians tree.“I think most people who get hired as head coaches have called plays at some point,” Goodwin said. “I think the only guy that necessarily wasn’t an offensive or defensive coordinator was (John) Harbaugh at Baltimore, but he’s done a fabulous all the years he’s been a head coach. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 0 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_img MINNEAPOLIS – Imagine Dragons were happy to perform indoors ahead of Super Bowl 52, unlike their recent outdoor gig for New Year’s Eve.The Grammy-winning rock band headlined the EA Sports Bowl on Thursday in Minneapolis, running through their hits like “Thunder,” ”Believer” and “Radioactive.”Lead singer Dan Reynolds said singing outdoors in the cold is “really brutal ’cause it gets tight on your vocal cords, but indoor it’s not so bad.”“The New Year’s thing we did in New Orleans, that was insanely cold,” said guitarist Daniel Wayne Sermon, referring to their performance on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2018.”“We were dying. That’s the coldest I’ve ever been. We heard this one was indoors and we were pretty jazzed. I’m not going to lie,” he added.Imagine Dragons performed for feverish fans at Nomadic Live at the Armory, where rapper Machine Gun Kelly and electronic music producer Mura Masa also performed.The band members said they’re not routing for a particular team when the New England Patriots take on the Philadelphia Eagles at the U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday. Reynolds also said “none of us are particularly athletic people” (guitarist Ben McKee and drummer Daniel Platzman round out the group).“I went to college in Boston so I guess I should be a Pats fan. Sorry about that,” said Sermon, who played hockey in high school.“You got probably the two least competitive guys in the band here,” added Reynolds, who said he played soccer growing up.Though he couldn’t pick a team, Reynolds said he recently watched a documentary about Tom Brady that helped him appreciate the athlete.“It was intriguing. You kind of see the dynamic of being a father and also having a family and juggling that with his competitive drive, and the age, and the taxing on the body. I thought that was very incredible. Just seeing that was inspiring,” he said.The band, which formed in Las Vegas, said returning to Minneapolis is great because the city “has been a big part of our band’s story.”“I feel like there’s certain cities in the U.S. that really feel we like a sense of home and this is one of those cities,” Reynolds said.____Online:https://www.imaginedragonsmusic.com/ by Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press Posted Feb 2, 2018 5:59 am PDT Last Updated Feb 2, 2018 at 6:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Imagine Dragons perform during the EA Sports Bowl at The Armory on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in Minneapolis. (Photo by Omar Vega/Invision/AP) center_img Imagine Dragons happy to not be singing in the coldlast_img read more

October 16 2003 CROSSING 32ND STREET top row f

first_imgOctober 16, 2003CROSSING 32ND STREET: (top row from left): David Sharpe, Andria Fennig, Eric Schultz, Brett Reed, Kortney James. (bottom row from left): Douglas Nottingham, Christopher Scinto.[Photo: sa & text: kh] Crossing 32nd Street is an ensemble dedicated to the performance of contemporary classical music. (Left) Andria Fennig plucks the strings inside the piano. (Right) Brett Reid and Douglas Nottingham play a duet on the marimbas[Photo: sa & text: kh] The entire ensemble takes the stage for the final piece.[Photo: sa & text: kh]last_img read more

Water to be pumped from lake in search for Sierra

first_imgAuthorities on Wednesday announced that they would pump some water out of lake Memi in Xyliatos where investigations are ongoing to locate the remains of a six-year-old girl, one of the victims of the self-confessed serial killer Nicos Metaxas.The head of the fire service Marcos Trangolas said the water development department and the environment department have given the green light to the request to pump some water out of the lake which is reportedly around 60 metres deep.According to Trangolas, the water be pumped from the lake to a nearby river.A meeting is to take place on Thursday between all competent services to decide how to best go about it and when.Trangolas said the search at the lake to locate the body of six-year-old Sierra Granze, daughter of Mary Rose Tiburcio from the Philippines, another of Metaxas’ seven victims, would continue on Wednesday with the help of cameras and divers.Earlier in the month, the owner of the private company hired by authorities to offers its diving services in the search for Sierra and another body in another lake, that was located recently, said that the chances of finding the body of six-year-old were very slim because the lake is around 60 metres deep and with many underwater cliffs.Authorities have been searching for Sierra’s remains for almost two months after Metaxas showed police where he dumped her body. Mother and daughter had been reported missing by their roommate on May 5, 2018.Sierra is the only one of Metaxas’ seven victims that hasn’t been found yet. The serial killer admitted to killing the girl, along with her mother, 39-year-old Mary Rose Tiburcio, and dumbing her body in lake Memi after wrapping her body in a sheet and tying it to a cement block. Tiburcio was the first of Metaxas’ victims that was accidentally found inside a mine shaft on April 14, uncovering what is the first recorded case of a serial killer on the island.Metaxas is currently under custody pending police investigations. He is expected to be charged on Friday with the crimes of murders, kidnapping, abduction, rape, indecent assault, attempting to destroy evidence and obstruction of justice among others. You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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