first_img Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona Comments   Share   Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories Sponsored Stories Four benefits of having a wireless security system Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Yergaliyeva was last year ordered to pay almost $34,300 in damages to the wife of high-ranking anti-corruption official that Guljan website alleged had transferred millions of dollars onto a bank account in Dubai.Respublika, a weekly newspaper that prints its editions outside Kazakhstan and has them flown to the Central Asian nation for distribution, said a court in Almaty has ordered the confiscation upon arrival of the next issue.Most media outlets in the ex-Soviet republic are either state-owned or pro-government.Prosecutors said Wednesday they want Respublika banned for extremism and incitement to overthrowing the government. The seizure of the publication appears to have come in response to that request.Efforts by the General Prosecutor’s office in Kazakhstan to ban Respublika and Vzglyad newspapers , and satellite telelvision station K+, have been criticized by French-based Reporters Without Borders.“The government is using the pretext of combatting extremism to launch an unprecedented offensive against its critics,” it said.The push against media follows the sentencing to 7 1/2 years in jailed in October of opposition Alga party leader Vladimir Kozlov for allegedly fomenting a riot last year in a western oil town. Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Associated PressALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) – Kazakhstan’s police on Thursday have raided the offices of a news website and taken steps to halt the publication of a newspaper critical of the government, in what a media watchdog group says was an “unprecedented offensive” against government critics.Guljan Yergaliyeva, an outspoken opposition figure and owner of the Guljan website, said police officers came to her office Thursday to take her to court over nonpayment of libel damages. Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to helplast_img

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first_imgChennai, July 21: The countdown for Monday’s Chandrayaan-2 mission launch on will start at 6.43 p.m. today, ISRO chairman K. Sivan has said. During the countdown, the rocket and spacecraft’s systems will undergo checks and fuel will be filled to power the rocket engines. The GSLV-Mk III rocket with Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft was originally scheduled for flight on July 15 at 2.51 a.m. However, the flight was postponed due to detection of a technical snag one hour prior to the rocket lift off.last_img

first_imgSrinagar: BSNL landline phones have become a lifeline for the people of Kashmir since all cellular phones were snapped across Jammu and Kashmir on August 5. As a preventive measure to maintain law and order in the wake of the abrogation of Articles 35A and 370, authorities suspended all phone connectivity and internet facility in Jammu and Kashmir on August 5. Also Read – Shah urges women to shun plastic bags Advertise With Us A total communication blackout followed the snapping of mobile phone and landline connections, leaving lakhs of locals without any access to the outside world. Kashmiris were unable to speak to their friends, relatives, and children studying in educational institutions or carrying out their business activities outside the state. To provide relief to the people, the authorities decided to restore BSNL landline phones in the state in a phased-manner after August 20. Also Read – Free bus travel for women gets Cabinet nod Advertise With Us State government spokesman Rohit Kansal said that out of 96,000 landline phones, over 80,000 have already been made functional, although the broadband internet facility on these connections continues to remain suspended. With the continuing suspension of all cellular phone services, BSNL landlines have become the only means of communication between the Valley and the outside world. Advertise With Us “This has resulted in a huge rush of prospective subscribers at all the BSNL offices in the Valley. “Subscribers who had given up BSNL landline connection are paying their overdues to have their phones restored. In addition, thousands of others have applied to obtain fresh landline connections during the last five days. “Our staff has been working 24*7 to maintain exchanges for uninterrupted connectivity while those posted at the main offices are processing applications for new connections,” said a senior executive of BSNL, Srinagar. Kashmiris have suddenly discovered that BSNL landlines are their best bet during the present trying times. “Old is gold. BSNL landlines have become a great relief for me. My son is in Chennai. I have been speaking to him regularly since our BSNL landline was restored. “Not just me and my family, neighbours and relatives have since been visiting us regularly to speak to their children and friends outside the Valley. BSNL landline has become the proverbial Aladdin’s Lamp that works when everything else has failed,” said Mehrajuddin, who lives in the Rajbagh area of Srinagar city. In contrast to the crowds witnessed at BSNL administration offices and exchanges, outlets of all other service providers in the Valley continue to wear a deserted look. “No subscriber of any mobile phone company has approached me for payment of bills, recharging of prepaid phones, or for obtaining data facility during the last 20 days. “For scores of mobile phone outlets like mine, it’s a shutters-down situation,” said Abdul Hamid, who runs a cell phone service outlet in North Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.last_img

first_imgTulum, Q.R. — Barriers to help contain sargasso at Tulum beaches have been installed. The installation of the barriers began Friday at Mezzanine Beach, which now run approximately 120 linear meters.Mauro Domínguez González of the company in charge of the installation, says there are several points along the coast of Tulum where the structures will be installed. The first placement was made Friday with other places including Akumal, Punta Allen, Punta Piedra and beaches of the National Park.He added that they will also place the sargasso barriers along the coasts of Mahahual. Approximately eight kilometers of coastline will see the barriers placed in the form of an inverted trapezoid in 30-meter sections.During the lifespan of the barriers, the company is responsible for removing the built-up sargasso from the netting with the dumping destination determined by the Secretaría de Ecología y Medio Ambiente (Sema).Domínguez González says they will spend the weekend moving forward with the placement of the barriers along the coast. He added that by the end of October, the entire coast will be outfitted with the sargasso collection barriers, just in time for the arrival of tourists.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img

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