Terry Wogan To Be Honored At Evening With The Stars

first_imgJoin guest of honour Sir Terry Wogan and MC Jon Culshaw for a spectacular evening with the stars in aid of BBC Children in Need at Grosvenor House Hotel, London, in October.This superb evening is a real ‘A list’ event and your chance to rub shoulders with the many stars who attend, as well as enjoying some first class entertainment. As a feature this year, stars from the world of sport will be taking on the challenge of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.The event takes place on October 28. For more information, click here.last_img

UN emergency aid reaches Pakistanis uprooted by conflict

9 February 2009Several United Nations agencies have begun delivering urgent humanitarian relief to thousands of people forced from their homes as a result of a military offensive against insurgents in Pakistan’s north-western Swat Valley region. Twelve truck loads of aid have been shipped to some 2,000 families displaced by the ongoing troop surge in the area bordering Afghanistan, UN spokesperson Michele Montas told the press today. The convoy of food and non-food assistance reached the outskirts of the Swat Valley safely at the weekend amid intensified fighting, which has severely affected an estimated 1.8 million people.“We have to provide life-saving support to the population dispersed within the conflict zone as well as those who manage to move beyond,” said UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Fikret Akcura.Mr. Akcura noted that since the internally displaced persons (IDPs) are expected to remain in makeshift camps for an extended period of time, the international community must look beyond immediate emergency relief. “We have to cover such needs as education to children, literacy classes and skills development to [the] adult population so that they return as empowered citizens to their homes, once the conflict ends,” he stressed. The relief supplies, including food, shelter materials, clothing, kitchen utensils as well as water and sanitation facilities, were provided to the displaced by the World Food Programme (WFP), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the World Health Organization (WHO). read more

Gold bars smuggled from Sri Lanka seized in TN

Gold bars weighing about 16 kg smuggled from Sri Lanka and valued at around Indian Rs 5 crore, were seized from two persons near Pamban in Tamil Nadu yesterday, the Press Trust of India reported.Acting on a tip-off, DRI sleuths intercepted two persons on a bike near Pamban and confiscated 16 kgs of gold smuggled from Sri Lanka, from them, the Police said. The duo hailing from this district have been detained for interrogation.

Mahinda holds talks with former Japanese Prime Minister

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had talks with former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama in Tokyo.Rajapaksa’s office said that the talks were based on the current developments in Sri Lanka as well relations between both countries. Both sides also discussed regional and international issues.Rajapaksa is currently in Japan with a delegation from the joint opposition. (Colombo Gazette)

Urgent aid needed for Ethiopia as Sudans polio outbreak crosses borders UN

A polio outbreak in Sudan had paralyzed 132 Sudanese children since last May and late last month the World Health Organization (WHO) found the same genetic variant in two cases in Ethiopia, WHO and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said.The two agencies said they planned to inoculate 14.7 million Ethiopian children younger than 5 during the campaign, as part of their 18-year effort to eradicate the disease globally by the end of the year. Ethiopia had been polio-free since 2001, they added.The response to the Sudanese outbreak was to immunize children in Ethiopia’s Tigray area and the districts at highest risk in the first week of March and to deploy 100,000 health workers and trained volunteers door to door to administer the oral vaccine on National Immunization Days (NIDs) in the second week of April and the first week in May, they said. read more

Soaring temperatures and dry winds hamper Australia firefighting effort

first_imgFIREFIGHTERS IN AUSTRALIA have been battling hot, dry winds and soaring temperatures, as they fight new blazes amid a week-long bushfire disaster that shows no signs of easing.As the crisis entered its seventh day, at least 65 fires were raging across the state of New South Wales with 18 of them uncontained and warnings again issued for people to leave their homes or be extra vigilant.“On days like today, minutes really matter,” NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said, with the focus again on the Blue Mountains region west of Sydney, a popular tourist area home to 75,000 people where three huge infernos have been burning for days.One of them, in Springwood where more than 100 homes were lost last week, was upgraded to the highest “emergency” level.But fires were also breaking out elsewhere around the vast state with a blaze at Minmi near Newcastle, north of Sydney, which was deemed an “emergency” as it closed the main freeway that links the two cities and sparked traffic chaos.“If you are Minmi, follow your survival plan. If your plan is to leave, leave now,” the RFS said.Another blaze at Colo, to the northwest of Sydney, was burning aggressively with water-bombing aircraft attempting to bring it under control, although the high winds were hampering the effort.“It’s a very fluid situation. It’s a very dynamic situation,” said the fire chief.Jennifer Schweinsberg and her son David walk around the back yard of their destroyed family home in Sunny Ridge Drive [AP Photo/Rob Griffith]So far more than 120,000 hectares of land has been burnt across the state and more than 200 homes destroyed. But only one person has died as residents heed advice to either flee or head to evacuation centres.Temperatures were at the mid-30 degrees Celsius range today, and coupled with low humidity and forecast wind gusts of up to 100 kilometres per hour, the fire chief called the conditions “as bad as it gets”.Drizzle overnight “settled down firegrounds” but it also hampered the mostly volunteer crews fighting the blazes.“Whilst that is some welcome relief in terms of moderating the current fire behaviour, it has compromised considerably the ability to continue with the backburning operations that were planned throughout the evening,” Fitzsimmons said.A firetruck drives past a roadside sign outside Bilpin [Rob Griffith/AP/Press Association Images]Backburning is a tactic aimed at creating firebreaks to control the path of blazes.This had been a key focus of operations ahead of today, but the light rain meant many firefighters had to be withdrawn from forest trails due to fears that their trucks could get bogged down.Much of the dampness has dried out and Fitzsimmons said: “We’re seeing the winds strengthen and that’s resulting in fire activity starting to be generated. As we speak we’re identifying a number of new fires.”He added: “What can’t be denied is there is something like 1,600 kilometres (992 miles) of fire perimeter that we’re dealing with. Now, that’s all active to one degree or another.“No one knows where that fire activity will stir up under today’s weather.”NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell drove home the message, saying regardless of what happens today “we’re not out of the woods yet”.He also said reports were filtering in of people trying to cash in other people’s misery, with one landlord hiking up the rent for his property in the Blue Mountains because of demand with so many homes already lost.“It is just as gut-wrenching to hear this story as it is to hear of reports that 11-year-old children have lit fires or that there has been alleged reports of looting,” he told Fairfax Media.“The last week has been characterised by communities and volunteers coming together to fight fires and support people and then you are pulled up by these acts of what I describe as ‘bastardry’.”© AFPRead: Reports of looting as Australian wildfires rageRead: Hollande tells Obama of “deep disapproval” over US spyinglast_img read more

A sick bureaucratic monster Department slammed after disability payments axed

first_imgTHE DECISION BY the Department of Health to axe two allowances for people with disabilities has been described as “appalling” by The Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI)In a statement last night the Department confirmed that the 4,700 people who receive a Mobility Allowance and 300 people who receive a Motorised Transport Grant will no longer receive these payments and will instead receive an alternative that is yet to be devised.“It is important to note that the decision is in no way intended to save costs and the funding involved in the two schemes (€10.6 million) remains committed to meeting the transport needs of relevant people,” the Department said.Both schemes have been closed to new entrants after the Department accepted that the two schemes – which barred entrants who are over 65 – were in breach of equality law – following a finding by the Ombusdsman Emily O’Reilly – but it said it would be too costly to widen both schemes.DFI chief executive John Dolan told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland that the news last night had come “out of the blue” and said the discontinuation of both schemes “strikes at the heart of people who are already struggling to make ends meet”.Dolan said there had been “no consultation, no engagement” on the matter with disability groups.He said that the Department of Health had been in contact with the Ombudsman about the breach of the Equal Status Act that the two payments created for the last four years but that no action to correct this anomaly had been taken.He said that the Department of Health is a “sick bureaucratic monster” which is taking a “Bart Simpson approach”.Dolan said the Department’s attitude was: “It’s always someone else’s fault that we have to screw people with disabilities to the floor.”Read: Government to axe Mobility Allowance and Motorised Transport GrantPreviously: Department of Health ‘illegally’ put age limit on disability allowancelast_img read more

Wine may soon have your Android device running Windows apps

first_imgIn the very near future, you may be able to run a whole bevy of Windows applications on your favorite Android device — thanks to the work of the Wine development team. Project lead Alexandre Julliard showed off his crew’s progress recently at the annual FOSDEM conference in Brussels.During his demonstration, Julliard’s used a Macbook running OS X to run Android in a virtual machine which was then used to run a Windows app using Wine. It’s not that firing up an Android-based HDMI stick PC on a projector would have been too direct a route to take. Wine doesn’t yet run on ARM-based processors, but that’s currently being addressed, too.Getting Wine to run on Android is only one part of the process. There aren’t a lot of Android devices on the market that run x86 processors, after all. Intel’s Medfield-based phones are some of the select few. Just about everything else out there runs an ARM chip, so it’s imperative that Wine be just as happy running on processors like Tegra, Snapdragon, and Exynos if the jump to Android is to have any significant impact.Julliard and his team have a long way to go before Wine on Android is ready for prime time. It’s still early days, and aspects like application support and general performance will still require loads of attention from the developers.Once Wine is ready, however, it will make a great addition to devices like the Android HDMI stick PCs that have exploded in popularity in recent months. It will also be important to temper your expectations. Wine is great at getting certain apps to run on Linux, and not so great with others. And if you’re planning on using Wine to fire up something like Photoshop or Microsoft Office on your Nexus 7 you’ll need to be prepared to deal with sluggishness and a UX that was never designed with touch interaction in mind.More at Phoronixlast_img read more

I feel sorry for Kane – Barnes

first_imgLiverpool legend John Barnes says England’s lack of creativity up front makes him feel sorry for Harry Kane as he receives no quality support.Barnes believes that the lack of creative spark in England’s midfield is affecting Harry Kane as he struggled up front in their 2-1 defeat to Spain at Wembley on Saturday.“That is why I feel so sorry for Harry Kane,” Barnes told talkSPORT.“As much as he got the Golden Boot and is a fantastic goal scorer, we are not creating any chances for him.“It’s because the players we want to be creative are the ones who have too many touches on the ball and who dribble.”Barnes also slammed the FA’s obsession with players comfortable on the ball, saying it ruins creative midfielders.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“I remember when this whole directive to get more comfortable on the ball started a few years ago,” Barnes continued.“What we did to promote comfort on the ball was start to get players who are comfortable on the ball.“I think we needed to develop players who could play one and two touch. In,stead we got players comfortable on the ball who could take 50 touches. So now we have players who can do that.“Look at [Jesse] Lingard, [Marcus] Rashford, [Raheem] Sterling… they’re all very good dribblers. But we don’t have a creative player like Andrea Pirlo.“So, we either have defensive midfield players like [Eric] Dier and [Jordan] Henderson or attacking midfielder players who just dribble.”last_img read more

Southern Breeze Shuttered

first_imgSouthern Breeze covered Northwest Florida, coastal Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. In a letter to readers, Ellis said that while the print magazine is shutting down, Compass Marketing will continue to produce regional travel planning site VisitSouth.com. Ten-year-old Gulf Coast lifestyle magazine Southern Breeze is being shut down by owners Compass Marketing. Its summer issue, which has been printed and mailed to subscribers, will be its last.“With the entire Gulf Coast facing an uncertain and prolonged recovery from the BP oil spill, which has directly affected our core advertising base, it is in the best interest of Compass Marketing to focus our resources on other core properties,” says J. Gary Ellis, the magazine’s publisher. Ellis indicates that Southern Breeze’s advertisers and clients in the real estate, retail and travel industries have been hit hard by “insurmountable” economic forces.Ellis says Compass Marketing previously had been in negotiations to sell Southern Breeze but that those talks broke down after the BP oil spill began.last_img read more

KCR condoles demise of fiction writer Chaya Devi

first_imgHyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao expressed deep condolences on the demise of Telugu Fiction writer Smt. Abburi Chaya Devi. CM KCR remembered the Sahitya Academy award recipient Late Chaya Devi for her rich contribution for Telugu literature. In a message, the Chief Minister expressed deep condolences to the bereaved writers’ family members.last_img

Often termed as Ambanis wouldbe daughterinlaw Radhika Merchant once worked as a

first_imgRadhika Merchant, Nita AmbaniInstagramAkash Ambani and Shloka Mehta’s wedding ceremony was undoubtedly one of the grandest of all, however, apart from all the grandeur, there was one girl who became the centre of all attraction. And she was none other than Radhika Merchant, who is currently dating Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani’s younger son Anant Ambani.A couple of days ago, a rare picture of Radhika supposedly from Akash Ambani’s wedding had gone viral on the internet. In the picture, Radhika was wearing a grey-coloured vintage gown, minimal make-up and emerald studded diamond earrings and instantly became the talking point on social media. But did you know that Radhika, who is the daughter of Viren Merchant, the CEO and Vice Chairman of Encore Healthcare and his wife Shaila Merchant, has worked as a Sales Executive a couple of years ago for a real estate firm that designs luxury homes.Born in Mumbai on December 18, 1995, Radhika has completed her under graduation in political science from the New York University in 2017. After completing her graduation, she came to India and started working as a Sales Executive at Isprava in 2017. The 24-year-old is now the Executive Manager of the Encore Healthcare company. Not many people knew about Radhika until the news of her engagement to Anant Ambani had surfaced on the internet last year. However, the Ambani’s had denied the reports.  Anant Ambani, Radhika Merchant, Akash Ambani, Shloka MehtaYouTubeRadhika and Anant are childhood friends and have reportedly been dating each other for a while now. It is being said that Radhika is almost the part of the Ambani family and is often termed as Ambani’s would-be-choti bahu by the media. During Akash-Shloka wedding, Radhika was seen dancing with her Mukesh Ambani and was also accompanying the newly married couple down the aisle.Meanwhile, take a look at Radhika Merchant’s photos which often catch the internet’s eye.last_img read more

Russian navy releases a year in review video

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WestJet reports 51st straight quarter of profitability

first_img CALGARY — WestJet is on a winning streak, which has lasted 51 consecutive quarters.In its fourth quarter and year-end results for 2017, the airline has announced its 51st consecutive quarter of profitability, with fourth quarter net earnings of $48.5 million, or $0.42 per diluted share compared to $55.2 million, or $0.47 per diluted share reported in the fourth quarter of 2016.Full-year net earnings totaled $283.6 million, or $2.42 per diluted share, compared with $295.5 million, or $2.45 per diluted share in the full-year 2016.Moreover, for the full-year and in each quarter of 2017, WestJet flew a record number of passengers. Based on the trailing 12 months, it recorded a return on invested capital of 10.0%, down 0.2 percentage points from the 10.2% reported in the previous quarter.“In 2017, we continued our evolution toward becoming a global airline while flying a record number of guests and achieving our highest annual load factor in our history. We announced an agreement to enter a joint venture with Delta Airlines, which will give Canadians more access to our low fares and growing network,” said WestJet President and CEO Gregg Saretsky.More news:  Flight Centre Travel Group takes full ownership of Quebec-based agencySaretsky also highlighted the delivery of Canada’s first Boeing 737 MAX aircraft last fall, which went into service with “high reliability before the busy holiday season”. He also went on to praise the more than 13,000 WestJetters for their “work and dedication this quarter, especially in light of the severe cold and weather-related operational challenges.” Posted by Tuesday, February 6, 2018 << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group center_img Tags: Profit Report, WestJet Share WestJet reports 51st straight quarter of profitabilitylast_img read more

Sun fun increased airlift make Kissimmee a top holiday choice

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Kissimmee Thursday, September 27, 2018 TORONTO — A beautiful, white Christmas tree stood front and centre at Experience Kissimmee’s media preview in Toronto last night to remind travellers that when it comes to holiday spirit, Kissimmee has it in spades.The destination’s sunny weather, convenient flights and, of course, its close proximity to Orlando’s theme parks were all highlighted as top reasons for Canadians to visit this holiday season. Plus, with accommodations typically priced lower than those in downtown Orlando, and several attractions like Seaworld offering special holiday events and décor, there’s no better time than the holidays to book a family vacation to Kissimmee.“Typically most Canadians travel to Kissimmee between November to April to escape the winter, which is one of our peak times in terms of visitation,” said Denise Graham, Account Manager at VoX International, which represents Experience Kissimmee in Canada. “Canada is very important to us – it’s our #1 international market – and with the great lift coming out of Canada this winter, we’re anticipating continued strong numbers.”More news:  Sunwing ready to launch Mazatlán-Quebec City direct this winterFrom June 2017 and June 2018, Kissimmee welcomed one million visitors, a 16.77% increase overall, and of that total 16.9% were Canadian.Winter visitation will likely get a boost from Swoop’s new 3x weekly Hamilton-Orlando service, which starts Oct. 17, as well as Flair Airlines’ new flights out of Edmonton and Winnipeg starting this December. Graham also noted that Air Canada is increasing its Orlando service out of Toronto to 6x per day.Snowbirds, which continue to be a growing market for Kissimmee, are sure to take advantage of the increased airlift, not to mention the 22,000 vacation homes in the area. As the ‘Vacation Home Capital of the World’, Graham told Travelweek that over 50% of the destination’s monthly stats are booked at these rental homes, which are commissionable to agents and range from two-bedroom villas to 17-bedroom sprawling properties with bowling alleys and lazy rivers.“The weakness of the Canadian dollar is leading Canadians to look for ways to save money,” she said. “To stay in a rental home, which is a home away from home, is a great economical choice for families.”More news:  Direct Travel names Smith as Senior VP, Leisure Marketing, North AmericaKissimmee, Florida is located just a stone’s throw from Disney’s theme parks, and 35 minutes from Legoland. Among its many new attractions is a Margaritaville resort opening in 2019.For more information on travel to Kissimmee, go to ExperienceKissimmee.com. Posted bycenter_img Travelweek Group Share Sun, fun & increased airlift make Kissimmee a top holiday choicelast_img read more

Iran clings to Asian oil market as sanctions bite

first_img Four benefits of having a wireless security system The difference between men and women when it comes to pain For Iran, however, there’s a parallel fight: Trying to keep the oil flowing to its key Asian customers, possibly through deals to sell at below-market prices.“China and India are not doing this as a favor to Iran. Quite the contrary,” said Pennsylvania-based oil trader Stephen Schork. “I am sure they are extracting a very good deal out of the Iranians. … I don’t think it’s fair to say Iran is unscathed. Certainly, they are under duress.”At the same time, the U.S. is applying relentless pressure on Iran’s big oil markets to cut back on Iranian imports. Published and anecdotal data suggest some headway by Washington, which sweetened the offer by granting the big-four Asian buyers exemptions from possible penalties in return for curbing Iranian imports.On Wednesday, U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said the exemptions would be reviewed at the end of their six-month term. “What’s important to us is … that the net flow is continuing to decrease,” she told reporters in Washington.Still, it’s clear the U.S. is unwilling to risk trade wars with key Asian trading partners, even over the showdown with Iran. Any potential economic lifelines for Iran are likely to feed into calls by Israelis favoring a military strike on Iran. At the same time, opponents of military action have become increasingly outspoken as signs point to a war footing, such as the opening of new gas mask distribution centers in the Jewish state.“Iran tries to present an image of having some kind of network of relationships with outside countries, and say they are not as vulnerable,” said Eldad Pardo, an Iranian affairs expert at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. “But the facts on the ground show they are under a lot of pressure.”___Associated Press writers Pamela Sampson and Vijay Joshi in Bangkok, Erika Kinetz in New Delhi, Blake Sobczak in Jerusalem and Matthew Lee in Washington contributed to this report.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) “The U.S. needs Asia. It needs to maintain good relations. It also needs Asia as a critical partner in its efforts to pressure Iran through sanctions,” said Sami al-Faraj, director of the Kuwait Center for Strategic Studies. “It’s a delicate process of diplomacy, incentives and alternatives.”Even fast-growing China _ which counts on Iran for about 10 percent of its energy needs _ has slightly scaled back on imports from Iran: 510,000 barrels a day in the second quarter this year, compared with 560,000 in the same period last year. But some analysts say this was more over a pricing dispute than U.S. pressure.On Tuesday, South Korea said it would resume buying Iranian oil in September after a two-month break, but at reduced levels that comply with U.S. sanctions guidelines.Cutting Iranian crude was just too big a price for South Korea, which has nearly 3,000 companies that sold $6 billion worth of goods to Iran in 2011. Iran was also the only country that supplied oil to South Korea during the 1973 oil crisis and, in return, a major downtown street in Seoul was named after the Iranian capital, Tehran.“South Korea does not want its ties with Tehran to irk the U.S., so it made great efforts to persuade the Obama administration to give it an exemption. Iran is probably the most important Middle Eastern country for South Korea, and it is very difficult for South Korea to sever its ties with Iran because it offers cheaper oil,” said Chang Byung-ock, an Iran expert at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul. Comments   Share   Top Stories Oil purchases by India, China and South Korea _ which decided this week to resume Iranian imports _ have not covered Tehran’s losses after it was tossed out of the European market in July. But they have given Iran a critical cushion that brings in tens of millions of dollars in revenue a day and means that Iran has dropped only one ranking, to stand as OPEC’s third-largest producer.The U.S. has pressed hard for Iran’s top customers _ China, India, Japan and South Korea _ to scale back on crude imports, with some success, offering in return exemptions from possible American penalties. But Washington cannot push its key Asian trading partners too fast or too aggressively and risk economic rifts.“Despite Western sanctions … China and Japan will remain major importers of Iranian crude oil and so will India,” said Siddak Bakir, a Middle East and South Asian analyst for IHS Energy in London.The ability of sanctions to wring concessions over Iran’s nuclear program remains a key divide between Israel and the U.S. and its European partners.Washington urges allowing more time for sanctions to eat into Iran’s economy, which depends on oil exports for 80 percent of its foreign revenue. Some Israeli leaders have indicated a military attack is a possibility if they conclude the international community has failed to halt Iran’s uranium enrichment. Iran insists it’s not seeking atomic weapons and its reactors are for energy and medical use.center_img Sponsored Stories The 27-nation EU accounted for 18 percent of Iran’s exports, or about 450,000 barrels a day. Add that to the reductions in Asia _ more than half of Iran’s oil exports before the EU sanctions _ and Iran has lost a significant, but not yet crippling, portion of its oil revenue.According to the International Energy Agency, a 28-nation group that monitors global energy trends, Iran’s crude oil production has fallen steadily since May to 2.9 million barrels a day in July, dropping Iran to the No. 3 spot behind resurgent Iraq.Meanwhile, imports of Iranian oil by major consumers plunged to 1 million barrels a day in July from 1.74 million barrels a day in June, according to an Aug. 10 report from the agency, which did not give a country-by-country breakdown.In late July _ about a month after the EU halted Iranian oil purchases _ Iran’s central bank chief, Mahmoud Bahmani, called Western sanctions akin to a “military war” that requires new economic countermeasures in return. These likely will include boosting sales of petrochemical products, such as motor oil, that are not covered by sanctions, as well as expansive diplomatic efforts to secure oil markets in China and India. The latter is set to take center stage with the Indian prime minister’s appearance at the Aug. 30-31 meeting in Tehran of the Non-Aligned Movement, a Cold War relic that Iran seeks to rebuild as a counterpoint to Western influence.India has faced a full-scale press from both sides.In May, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton stopped in India and made repeated appeals for Iran’s No. 2 oil customer to scale back on its purchases. India has curbed some of its Iranian imports _ agreeing after Clinton’s visit to an 11 percent drop in the coming year. But there are limits to how far India can go as it struggles with a widening deficit and weak rupee, which drives up the costs of oil imports.India has joined Japan in offering government-backed insurance for ships carrying Iranian crude, to bypass European sanctions that prohibit EU companies from offering coverage. The move seeks to avoid interruptions in the Iranian oil supply, with the first shipment by a government-insured tanker scheduled to arrive in India this week.Japan was the first country to devise a workaround to the EU sanctions, passing the emergency measure in late June to avoid a disruption in critical oil supplies due to actions against Iran. Associated PressDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – When Iran welcomes leaders to a world gathering next week, few will get a grander reception than India’s prime minister. As Tehran tries to offset the squeeze from Western oil sanctions, there is no greater priority than courting energy-hungry Asian markets.The planned visit by Manmohan Singh, the first by an Indian prime minister in more than a decade, puts into sharp relief the sanctions-easing strategies by Iran _ and the political complexities for Washington that limit its pressure on Asian powers needing Tehran’s oil. 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion projectlast_img read more

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