zoomIllustration. Source: PxHere under CC0 Creative Commons license The 38,801 dwt bulk carrier Fu Xing Hai has grounded at Martin Garcia Channel, between Argentina and Uruguay.The 2016-built ship, owned by China’s COSCO Shipping Bulk, ran into trouble at km 105 of the waterway on July 16.According to data provided by privately-owned shipping organization Agencia Maritima NABSA S.A., the bulker is obstructing the navigation in the channel as the traffic through the area where it ran aground is allowed for ships with a draft of up to 7 meters. The organization added that the vessels proceeding up River Argentina have to sail through the Emilio Mitre Channel.AIS data from MarineTraffic shows that the vessel is still aground. Refloating operations are currently underway with the assistance of tugboats.At the time of the incident the Hong Kong-flagged bulker was sailing from Uruguay’s Nueva Palmira port with Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands set as its final destination.World Maritime News Staff
Lucknow: ICICI Bank has set the target for retail loan disbursement at Rs 4,900 crore in Uttar Pradesh for 2019-20, marking a growth rate of 23 per cent over the last year, a senior bank official said on Tuesday. ICICI Bank executive director Anup Bagchi said that two major segments of retail loans – consumer loan and mortgages – are set to grow at a rapid pace in the state this financial year. The target of Rs 4,900 crore “will mark a 23 per cent growth year-on-year”, Bagchi told reporters here. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal Bagchi said that retail consumer loans have witnessed significant growth in Uttar Pradesh over the last few years. “We are focusing on consumer loans and home loans to grow in the state,” he said. He clarified that cities like Noida and Ghaziabad are not included in the target as these places come under the bank’s NCR region. “The bank aims to achieve this growth by expanding mortgage loan disbursement by 20 per cent to nearly Rs 2,500 crore in FY20, compared to FY19,” he said. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost Besides, he said, the bank will grow consumer loans disbursement, which comprises largely of personal, car and two-wheeler and commercial vehicle loans, by 30 per cent to nearly Rs 1,700 crore. To make the home loan disbursal process quick and convenient to customers, ICICI Bank has ramped up its credit processing units from three to 13 centres in cities like Moradabad, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Prayagraj, Mathura and Saharanpur. ICICI Bank is laying emphasis on cities like Lukcnow, Kanpur, Agra, Mathura and Aligarh and expanding its home loan proposition to tier II and III cities that have a robust housing potential like Varanasi, Gorakhpur and Bareilly, he said. The bank has over 260 branches and nearly 1,250 ATMs in the state at present besides 260 self-service kiosks across branches. Bagchi said the bank was giving stress on introducing innovative digital solutions for entrepreneurs and MSME industries. ICICI group imparts free vocational training to underprivileged youth in the state through ICICI Academy for Skills, he said. The Academy has two centres in UP – at Lucknow and Gorkahpur – and has imparted vocational training to over 3,500 underprivileged youths in the state, he said, adding that by FY’20 it would train nearly 4,600 youth with skills for leading a sustainable livelihood.
APTN National NewsAn Idle No More demonstration was held in the small Abenaki community Odanak, about one and half hours east of Montreal.The members wanted to make a stand and show their solidarity and support to grassroots Aboriginal people across Canada.APTN National News reporter Danielle Rochette has the story
$1.3 million lottery ticket purchased in Julian KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Posted: December 24, 2017 December 24, 2017 JULIAN (KUSI) — A store in Julian sold a MegaMillions ticket worth nearly $1.3 million, the California Lottery said.The ticket was sold at Julian Market and Deli ahead of the Friday drawing. It matched five of the winning numbers — but not the Mega number — and is worth nearly $1.3 million.“We don’t know who won yet,” market owner Keith Soria told the San Diego Union-Tribune on Saturday. “We’ve been waiting all day.”Friday’s winning numbers were 1, 20, 30, 33, 42 and the Mega number 16.No one managed to match all six of the winning numbers, and the next drawing on Tuesday is set to be worth $277 million. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
April 3, 2018 SACRAMENTO (KUSI) – California police departments have some of the highest rates of killings in the nation. Frequent police shootings of civilians, like the one that killed Stephon Clark in Sacramento, have made it clear that our existing use-of-force laws fail to protect Californians from unnecessary death at the hands of law enforcement.Assemblymembers Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D. (D-San Diego) and Kevin McCarty will be joined by a representative of Stephon Clark’s family, the San Francisco District Attorney, community members and activists to announce legislation aimed at making significant changes to how the police deploy lethal force against civilians.The press conference will be announcing the first-in-the-nation policy to address police shootings of unarmed civilians. KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 3:52 PM KUSI Newsroom Local Assemblymembers to announce landmark policy to address police shootings Posted: April 3, 2018 Categories: California News, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
Kolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has intensified its drive against Dengue in view of the nor’wester that is hitting the city. The state government has given Rs 3 crore to KMC to carry on with its anti Dengue drive. It may be mentioned that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has instructed all civic bodies to take steps to prevent Dengue. At all the administrative review meetings, she has asked senior officials of the district administration to keep the areas under the civic bodies and Panchayats clean. She has also instructed district administration to launch drives to create awareness Dengue. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe KMC has intensified the cleaning operation. KMC teams are visiting houses regularly to inspect the overhead tanks and underground reservoirs. If mosquito larvae is found, the owners in case of individual houses and secretary in case of housing cooperatives are asked to take steps to clean the overhead tanks and underground reservoirs. The residents have been asked to clear the containers used to store water once in a week.Debashis Biswas, Chief Vector Control officer of KMC said Aedes Egypti mosquitoes take seven days to complete their life circle, that is, from egg to larvae to pupa and then to adult mosquito. “These seven days are very important. The residents are being requested to clean the containers at least once a week as a safety measure.” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedAtin Ghosh, member, Mayor-in-Council in charge of health said due to global warming, the breeding season of mosquitoes have changed. To cope with the situation, the KMC is carrying out drives against Dengue throughout the year. “It is not possible for the civic bodies to bring the situation under control. We need cooperation of the residents. They should keep their houses clean and the containers used to store water should be cleaned once in a week. The overhead tanks and underground reservoirs should be properly covered.” The KMC has 15 Dengue detection centres in the city along with 24 Rapid Action teams. The KMC runs free clinics in every ward. KMC doctors said those suffering from fever should visit the Dengue detection centres and get their blood tested free of cost. Not only the centres have trained technicians, proper method is followed to detect Dengue.It may be mentioned that the ministry of Health had lauded the KMC for the anti Dengue drives. Hoardings and posters to crate awareness among the people are put up all over the city. The KMC is also assisting the neighbourding civic bodies of the Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation and south Dum Dum municipality to conduct anti Dengue drives as well.
Kolkata: Popular singers Shaan and Arijit Singh were on Friday handed over the ‘Sangeet Mahasamman’ award constituted by the West Bengal government at the inaugural session of the Bengal music and folk culture festival here. Besides the duo, leading Bengali singers like Rupankar Bagchi, Raghab Chattopadhyay, Manomoy Bhattacharya, Saikat Mitra, Pratik Chowdhury and music director Debojyoti Mishra were also given the ‘Sangeet Mahasamman’ awards. Legendary singer Sandhya Mukhopadhyay gave away the awards. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life Lauding Shaan and Arijit, state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said: “There are personalities among us who were born on the soil of Bengal but earned their laurels away from the state.” “We are proud of them. Their love for the state shows up in the way they have rushed to Kolkata to attend the music festival,” added Banerjee, while inaugurating the eight-day ‘Bangla Sangeet Mela’ and ‘Biswabangla Lok Sanskriti Utsav’.