zoomCourtesy of the Port of Long Beach The Port of Long Beach closed out the 2018 fiscal year having handled over 8 million TEUs during the previous 12 months.The number represents the port’s highest yearly volume and a 10.7 percent increase over the previous fiscal year, which runs from October 1 to September 30.“We are poised to break our calendar year record at the end of December,” said Mario Cordero, Port of Long Beach Executive Director .“Despite the tariffs imposed by Washington and Beijing, international trade is showing resilience, and at our port we are providing a conduit for commerce that’s efficient for our customers and getting their cargo to destinations faster, saving them money.”During September, the Port of Long Beach moved 701,204 TEUs, recording its second-busiest September in the port’s 107-year history. Total volume moved during the month was flat, with a slight decrease of 0.1 percent compared to September 2017.Imports decreased 2.5 percent to 357,301 TEUs compared to the previous year. Exports were down 3 percent to 121,561 TEUs, while empties increased 5.9 percent, to 222,343 TEUs.
Gurugram: The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has roped in the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee to prepare a comprehensive water management plan for the Gurugram.The decision by the agency comes at a time when the public agency is not only looking to conserve water but also improve the water supply network in the city. IIT, Roorkee, has earlier worked on water and recycled water management plans for Noida and Greater Noida, Chennai and other cities. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAccording to officials, the management of IIT Roorkee will aid GMDA in the recycling of water, enhancing the water distribution network and reducing the wastage of water. Some of the major challenges that the GMDA faces include control of the line loss, unequal water distribution and pilferage or water theft. In the current manual system, the authority does not have control over the misuse of water by end-users, leakages and pilferages. As such, it is estimated that the GMDA fails to save approximately 20% of line loss and 25% of revenue spent on annual maintenance. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsAccording to an official survey, an average Gurugram resident consumes roughly about 250 litres of water every day. In all the overall requirement of the city is 350 MGD daily. The two water boosting stations at Basai and Chandu Budhera produce over 450 MGD of water that should have been enough yet 45,000 households are either not receiving water supply or getting contaminated water. Public water officials cite that water being wasted through leakage of pipes, incessant wastage of water and the stronghold of tanker mafia is resulting in the water crisis escalating in the city with every passing year. Thousands of litres of water is wasted due to the leakage and breaking of the pipe most of which were laid 30 or 40 years ago. Moreover, host of construction activities that have been occurring in Gurugram have also resulted in the pipes being broken on regular resulting in wastage of water.
Police arrested seven persons as a mob tried to lynch two persons in Alipurduar district. The mob also vandalised a police vehicle as they tried to rescue the two victims. The incident happened on Tuesday night at Beniapara village under Rajgunj police station. According to police, villagers attacked the two men, who were seen loitering near the village. Suspecting them to be child-lifters, they beat up the two men. When policemen reached the spot and tried to rescue the two men, villagers attack the rescue team and ransacked a police jeep. Later, a huge contingent of a police force was deployed in the village to control the mob. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja The two men have been admitted to North Bengal Medical College Hospital. One of the victims has been identified as Dharma Singh, a resident of Chattishgarh.”We are investigating the case. Seven persons have been arrested. Further probe is on to find what actually happened,” a senior police officer said. In recent months, Alipurduar district has witnessed a number of lynching incidents amid rumours of child-lifting. On July 28, a man in his mid 30s was beaten to death by a mob in Alipurduar district over suspicion that he was a child lifter. The policemen, who faced resistance from local residents, reportedly fired in the air. Police later arrested 17 persons in connection with the case. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway On July 22, one person succumbed to injuries after he was beaten up by a mob in Sukani Basti in Jalpaiguri over suspicion that he was a child lifter. The man was beaten up and then taken to a nearby railway track where he was attacked with heavy stones. On July 23, a deaf and mute girl was seriously injured after she was beaten up by a mob in Nagrakata in Jalpaiguri district over suspicion that she was a child lifter.(Inputs from The Indian Express)
CAMROSE, Alta. – An Alberta Christian school that clashed with its school division over teaching certain Bible verses may be forced to shut down.The Battle River School Division voted last week to close Cornerstone Christian Academy in Kingman, Alta., southeast of Edmonton at the end of the school year.The relationship started to fray about a year ago when the school division asked the school to stop teaching certain Bible verses that discussed sexuality.School division trustees said that they believed the verses could contravene Alberta’s human rights code.School board chairman Kendall Severson said that was eventually dealt with, but the bigger issue was a lack of co-operation.The school argues the division’s attempts at censoring biblical references in the curriculum are illegal and wants the courts to stop the closure.“I guess it was the unwillingness to work together for a communications protocol on how we communicate with each other and dealing with issues that arise,” Severson said, pointing to an ongoing legal challenge brought against the division by the Cornerstone Christian Academy Society.“We can’t work together with an organization that’s got legal action against us, and not willing to come together and work on an agreement.”Deanna Margel, the society board’s chairwoman, said there is a “great misunderstanding” of what faith means in today’s culture.“What is happening at the school is a good opportunity for people to discuss their different ideas and talk about how we deal with those things,” she said.“Anybody familiar with the Christian Bible will recognize that there are many, many, many passages of Scripture that are offensive to even those of us who follow Christ.”Parents are already considering their options if the legal fight fails.“Many different parents (are) doing many different things: some going to home schooling, some having to drive their kids 40 minutes to 45 minutes away,” said Gabe Vorhees, who sends his four children to Cornerstone. “None of us really want to be part of this school division.”He said his family was happy with the division before it decided to close the school, but doesn’t trust it anymore.Vorhees said he believes there’s a lot of internal animosity.“We are people of faith and we’re a community of faith and we choose to forgive, but we also have rights.”If things don’t go their way in court, the school society’s backup plan is to reopen as a private school in the fall. Margel acknowledged that would make for a busy summer for the school society, because that would involve a lot of paperwork under tight timelines.Cornerstone teachers also have a choice to make. They are employees of the school division, so staying on at a revamped Cornerstone would mean giving up their jobs with the public school board.(iNews880)
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTerrece Bootle Bethel, Family Island Administrator for Long Island wishes to advise residents from Petty’s to Salt Pond – affected by Hurricane Joaquin – to meet at the NGM Major High School in Buckley’s at 9am on Tuesday, October 6, 2015. Members of the Disaster Preparedness Committee are also asked to attend.Also, residents from Gordon’s to Hamilton are to meet at Clarence Town’s Community Centre at 9am on Tuesday, October 6, 2015. On hand would also be personnel from the Department of Social Services to assist ALL in need.Residents in New Providence who wish to provide assistance to their relatives and othes impacted by the hurricane on Long Island are asked to call: (242) 337-3031. Recommended for you Related Items:announcement, Clarence Town’s Community Centre, hurricane joaquin, Long Island, NGM Major hogh School Long Island fire extinguished Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Louis Bacon’s Moore Bahamas Foundation Announces Donation To Rotary Club Of The Bahamas For Relief Efforts In The Bahamas North to Middle Caicos Causeway behind schedule; residents concerned over Joaquin flooding