SSC CGL Tier-II Exam 2019: Paper analysis by expert

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiSeptember 12, 2019UPDATED: September 13, 2019 14:14 IST SSC CGL Tier-II Exam 2019: Paper analysis by expertSSC CGL Tier-II exam for 2018 was scheduled to be conducted from September 11, 2019 to September 13, 2019. The exam was conducted in a Computer Based Test format.Detailed analysis of SSC CGL Tier-II Exam 2018SSC CGL paper analysis: Paper I (Quantitative Abilities)The overall difficulty level of paper-I of SSC CGL Tier-II 2018 was easier than that of the previous year’s paper. This paper offered a blend of questions from Arithmetic and Advanced Mathematics. Questions from Arithmetic were basically based on Partnerships, Mixture/Alligation, Profit, Loss & Discount, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Averages, Time, Speed & Distance, Time & Work and Percentages. About 50 questions were from Advanced Mathematics (Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration and Trigonometry).There were 2 Data Interpretation sets based on Bar Graph and Pie Chart. Last but not the least, the paper was calculative.A smart approach to the paper could have resulted in good attempt of nearly 68-75 questions. The overall difficulty level of the paper was easy to moderate.The detailed break-up of Paper-I of SSC CGL Tier-II Exam 2018 is as follows: Paper II (English Language & Comprehension)The level of this year’s English paper was easier than that of last year’s. The overall structure and pattern of the paper was same.A smart approach to the paper could have resulted in a good attempt of nearly 170-175 questions. The overall difficulty level of the paper was easy.The detailed break-up of Paper-II of SSC CGL Tier-II Exam 2018 is as follows:TopicNumber of Questions (Approx.)Level of DifficultyadvertisementSpot the Error20Easy-ModerateSentence Completion5Easy-ModerateSynonyms/Antonyms6Easy-ModerateWrongly Spelt Words4Easy-ModerateIdioms & Phrases10Easy-ModeratePara Jumbles/Sentence Jumbles20Moderate-DifficultOne word substitution10Moderate DifficultActive & Passive Voice20Easy-ModerateSentence Improvement20Easy-ModerateDirect/Indirect Speech27Easy-ModerateCloze Test (10 + 5 + 5)20ModerateReading Comprehension (10 + 10 + 5 + 5)30Moderate-DifficultMiscellaneous8Easy-ModerateDisclaimer: All information on cut-offs, analysis, answer key and scores are based on independent analysis and evaluation made by CL Educate Limited. We do not take responsibility for any decision that might be taken, based on this information.All the best!Team CLRead: UGC allows Maharaja Bhupinder Singh Sports varsity to award degreesRead: UGC issues notice to universities and other educational institutions to hire facultyGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byDivya Chopra Tags :Follow SSC CGLFollow ssc cgl tier 2 paper analysis Next SSC CGL Tier-II Exam 2019: Paper analysis by expertCheck out this detailed paper analysis of SSC CGL Tier 2 exam 2019.advertisementlast_img read more

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Minimum wage workers in Atlantic Canada to earn a little bit more

first_imgMinimum wage workers in all four Atlantic provinces will see a small bump in their earnings starting today.Nova Scotia’s minimum wage for experienced workers raised from $10.85 to $11 an hour.The province previously had the lowest minimum hourly rate in Canada, but the change places it a hair above Saskatchewan’s $10.96.Newfoundland and Labrador’s minimum wage also went up by 15 cents to $11.15, and New Brunswick’s wage went up by 25 cents to $11.25.Prince Edward Island’s minimum wage remains the highest in Atlantic Canada, increasing by 30 cents to $11.55 an hour.Wages for all four Atlantic provinces are adjusted every year on April 1st.last_img read more

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Stkemlupsemc te Secwepemc Nation in BC get support from Kamloops city council

first_imgLaurie Hamelin APTN National NewsThe Stk’emlupsemc te Secwepemc Nation in British Columbia is getting support from the Kamloops city council against a proposed mining development.Earlier this year, the Nation conducted its own environmental assessment of a proposed copper and gold mine. It called for an open pit mine that would be built on Pipsell, their sacred land near Jacko Lake in the Kamloops area.‘As long as it is responsible, as long as they have our input into it we’re not against all different things,” said Jeanette Jules, Tkemlups Councillor & Secwepemc Knowledge Keeper.” “There are just some areas too sacred, too holy to destroy.”Contact Laurie here: lhamelin@aptn.calast_img read more

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India for solution on fishing issue

He also noted that most Indian fishermen had been released from prisons in Sri Lanka following persistent efforts taken by the Indian government, The Hindu newspaper reported. G.K.Vasan said the issue was pending before the Supreme Court and the Centre had filed a detailed counter affidavit in favour of the project.In the affidavit, the Centre had stated that it would implement the project in accordance with the court’s guidelines, he noted. India wants a permanent solution to the conflict between fishermen in Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu.India’s Union Shipping Minister G.K.Vasan said he hopes a solution can be found through talks between the fishermen of both the countries. Meanwhile he also said that the Indian government is keen on implementing the Sethusamudram Ship Canal Project (SSCP) as it will not only benefit Tamil Nadu but also lead to a spurt in the economic development of India. The Sethusamudram Ship Canal Project will allow ships to use the narrow strip between Sri Lanka and India instead of having to go around Sri Lanka.This will however have an impact on Sri Lanka with fewer ships having to make a stopover at Sri Lankan ports. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Beumer to supply series of conveyors for Vale iron ore logistics in

first_imgVale Malaysia Minerals Sdn Bhd (VMM), a subsidiary of Brazilian mining group Vale SA, has awarded the BEUMER Group an order to supply 16 overland conveyors. This is the largest order in the conveying and loading systems product segment in Beumer’s history. Vale intends to set up an iron ore distribution centre in Teluk Rubiah, Manjung District, in Perak.At the facility, iron ore will arrive from Brazil and then be blended and shipped to the customers throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Vale wants to use the BEUMER troughed belt conveyors off the Malaysian coast, in the Strait of Malacca, for transporting iron ore from very large ore carriers (VLOC) to smaller vessels in a specially designed port and storage facility. The order is worth some $100 million for the BEUMER Group. Construction work is well underway, with the loading terminals expected to go into operation in 2014. A second expansion phase will run until 2019.last_img read more

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BACOX for arsenopyrite

first_imgBacTech Environmental Corp has shipped approximately 150 kg of arsenopyrite gold concentrate to Laurentian University in Canada. With the supervision of Inspectorate Ecuador (subsidiary of Bureau Veritas), the concentrates were collected from various flotation plants in Ponce Enriquez, southern Ecuador. In addition to concentrate, smaller samples of oxidised rock and unprocessed arsenopyritic ore were shipped.The material contains various levels of arsenic and will be subject to a test work program aimed at demonstrating the economic, environmental and technical viability of using BacTech’s Bioleaching Technology as a pre-treatment method for gold extraction. The test work will be conducted and partially funded under the Ontario government’s Center of Excellence program.BacTech is investigating the use of bioleaching as a substitute for traditional processing methods which includes the current use of mercury in the gold recovery process. As it stands, artisanal miners have created an environmental problem in southern Ecuador, using mercury to obtain gold and silver from refractory ore with poor recoveries. To increase recoveries, tolling plants have installed flotation circuits in the area, and artisanal miners are being paid more for their product by selling ore to the flotation plants, instead of using mercury.A major issue that has arisen is the creation of very high grade arsenic concentrates which severely diminish the market value due to the arsenic. The company believes it can capture the discount by implementing BACOX bioleaching technology in the area. Bioleaching can effectively stabilise the arsenic, oxidise the concentrates, and produce gold/silver doré bars.The test work will take place in Sudbury, Ontario at Laurentian University, under the guidance of BacTech’s Dr Paul Miller and Laurentian’s Dr Nadia Mykyczuk. Results are expected in six months from the commencement of the test work.Should bioleaching prove to be a suitable process for treating high grade arsenopyrite, BacTech will move towards constructing a bioleach facility in Ponce Enriquez. Given the fact flotation plants are already operating in the area, the capital costs should be reduced as the company would not be obligated to install crushing, grinding and flotation, steps that would normally be associated with a bioleach plant.From BacTech’s perspective, buying material that is already concentrated provides easy access to product and reduced equipment size. At present, arsenopyrite concentrates are being shipped to Asia for processing, and buyers pay as little as 45-50% of the metal value of the concentrate.BacTech holds the perpetual, exclusive, royalty-free rights to use the patented BACOX bioleaching technology for the reclamation of tailings and mining waste materials. The company’s principal focus is a high-grade silver/copper/tin tailings project called Telamayu, located in Atocha, Bolivia (pictured), in association with COMIBOL, the state mining group.last_img read more

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Ouragan Richard devenu simple tempête tropicale il a atteint le Belize

first_imgOuragan Richard : devenu simple tempête tropicale, il a atteint le BelizeBelize –  Le Centre national des ouragans de Miami (NHC) a annoncé lundi 25 octobre que l’ouragan Richard, affaibli et ramené au grade de tempête, avait touché le Belize dans la journée. On ne dénombre aucune victime.Déjà rétrogradé dimanche soir en ouragan de niveau 1, Richard s’est encore affaibli en atteignant les côtes du Belize (Amérique centrale), lundi à 00H45 GMT. Il est dorénavant classé dans la catégorie des tempêtes tropicales, avec des vents à 55 km/h, selon le centre de veille cyclonique américain. Richard a balayé le sud du pays, notamment la région entourant la ville principale, Belize city (80.000 habitants).À lire aussiQuand une cascade se met à couler à l’envers en EcosseLà, des vents violents et des pluies torrentielles ont été observés, inondant certaines routes sans faire de victimes. Églises et écoles ont servi de refuge à 10.000 personnes habitant de fragiles maisons de bois. Des touristes ont été évacués d’îles situées au large des côtes du Belize, dans la mer des Caraïbes.  Le Mexique devrait connaître lui aussi les effets de la tempête, avec cinq centimètres de précipitations prévus dans le Yucatan, et les autorités ont mis en garde la population du sud du pays contre les risques de glissements de terrain. L’alerte a cependant été levée.  Le 26 octobre 2010 à 15:01 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Prothèses PIP le gel contient bien de ladditif pour carburant

first_imgProthèses PIP : le gel contient bien de l’additif pour carburantLa liste des composants révélée hier par RTL était bien la bonne. Des analyses ont confirmé que le gel contenu dans les prothèses défectueuses PIP contenaient des produits chimiques parmi lesquels un additif pour carburant. Si l’information avait été démentie par l’avocat de Jean-Claude Mas, fondateur de la société PIP, les analyses, elles, l’ont confirmée. Hier, la radio RTL a révélé qu’elle était parvenue à se procurer la liste des composants du gel contenu dans les prothèses défectueuses au coeur d’un scandale débuté en 2010. Or, cette fameuse liste a indiqué que le gel contiendrait des produits industriels non purifiés et a donc suscité la colère des spécialistes. “C’est à la limite du criminel”, a ainsi réagi le chercheur en chimie et en toxicologie André Picot, cité par 20À lire aussiImplants mammaires : l’Afssaps suspend l’utilisation d’une marque Mais alors que la liste en question a beaucoup fait parler d’elle, ce matin, RTL a confirmé les informations qu’elle comporte. Le gel contient bien quatre produits chimiques industriels, parmi lesquels le Baysilone, utilisé comme additif pour carburant, le Silopren ou le Rhodorsil, des produits inconnus du secteur médical. C’est justement ce mélange qui serait responsable du taux important de rupture des prothèses PIP. D’après le chercheur, le cocktail de dissolvants a agi sur l’enveloppe des implants, le ramollissant jusqu’à la fuite. Mais ce n’est pas tout car outre les analyses, ces ingrédients secrets ont également été confirmés par la société qui les a fournis. Ainsi, le distributeur allemand Brenntag, premier fournisseur mondial de produits chimiques a attesté qu’il avait bien vendu du silicone industriel Baysilone utilisé dans la construction et les équipements électroniques, à la firme française. “Nous avons fourni le produit et les caractéristiques du produit à PIP et nous sommes en contact avec les autorités sanitaires françaises”, a précisé à Reuters le porte-parole de Brenntag.Le fondateur de PIP a rencontré l’Afssaps Au vu d’une telle composition, il n’est pas étonnant que Jean-Claude Mas ait toujours refusé de faire homologuer son gel qu’il présentait comme le meilleur du monde, selon les témoignages d’ex-employés de la société. Par ailleurs, alors que le fondateur de PIP ne s’est pas exprimé depuis le déclenchement du nouveau scandale, son avocat a indiqué hier que Jean-Claude Mas avait rencontré des représentants de l’Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé (Afssaps) pendant trois heures. “C’est un événement qui devrait tranquilliser les gens”, a commenté l’avocat cité par l’ Le 3 janvier 2012 à 10:11 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Lint ignited east Vancouver fire that displaced 7 people

first_imgA Christmas Day fire that displaced three adults and four children in east Vancouver was caused by lint that ignited inside the dryer vent.One of the residents reported the fire at 1:01 p.m. Thursday at 16501 N.E. Ninth Way in a neighborhood of rental duplexes just off the busy Northeast 162nd Avenue corridor. Vancouver firefighters arrived to find fire under the house.A long vent pipe had caught on fire, which spread to the laundry room, causing smoke damage throughout the house, according to the Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office. Damage to the residence and its contents is estimated at $154,000. The seven residents are living elsewhere while the home is repaired. The second duplex unit was not damaged by the fire. According to the fire marshal’s office, people should regularly clean dryer vents, especially when they’re long.last_img read more

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FTSE 350 defined benefit pension deficit falls to £149bn

first_imgThe accounting deficit of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes for the UK’s largest 350 listed organisations fell from £152 billion at the end of September 2016 to £149 billion on 31 October 2016, according to research by Mercer.Its Pension risk survey, which is based on analysis and projections of FTSE 350 organisations’ financial statements adjusted from their financial year end, also found that asset values dropped from £720 billion at the end of September 2016 to £711 billion at the end of October.Liability values decreased by £12 billion, falling from £872 billion to £860 billion at the end of October 2016.Le Roy van Zyl, senior consultant, financial strategy group at Mercer, said: “Rising inflation expectations have put a dampener on what would otherwise have been a good month for pension scheme funding levels. Despite promising signs for developed market economies, the uncertainty around Brexit for UK inflation, interest rates and growth orientated assets means that trustees and sponsors must continue their vigilance. This will particularly be the case if there is a sense that the outlook for the sponsor’s business has been adversely affected.“Given that clarity around Brexit will not emerge for some time to come, it is important that trustees and sponsors now work through the various potential scenarios and arrive at appropriate outcomes for all. In this way there is still time to take steps to contain risk at an acceptable cost.”last_img read more

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VRO lands in ACB trap

first_imgHyderabad: The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) officials on Wednesday caught Village Revenue Officer (VRO) of Dattayapalli village under Keshampet mandal of Ranga Reddy District red-handed while demanding and accepting Rs 4 lakh from a farmer for issuing digital passbook. According to Deputy Superintendent of Police Suryanarayana, a farmer M Chennaiah of Dattayapally village under Keshampet mandal owns nine acres seven guntas land in Survey No. 85/Aa for which he approached VRO Anthaiah in June first week for digital passbook. Also Read – TSBB, NGC promotes eco-friendly Ganeshas Advertise With Us When the VRO advised him to meet him after a week, he went to Anthaiah on June 18, where he handed over him a new digital passbook without entering details of the extent of land on it. When the farmer noticed it, he immediately consulted the VRO again during which he allegedly demanded Rs 8 lakh for him and the Tahsildar for entering the land details in the passbook. Also Read – CM KCR praises PRO for his books on Telangana Advertise With Us Shocked farmer approached the ACB officials, based on which the officials laid a trap and caught VRO red-handed while accepting Rs 30,000 from the complainant. The officials recovered Rs 4 lakh from the accused. ACB officials conducted searches and informed that role of Tahsildar V Lavanya of Keshampet is being investigated.last_img read more

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GST panel hands in suggestions moots 17 to 18 percent revenue neutral

first_imgThe committee on the goods and services tax headed by Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian on Friday recommended a revenue neutral rate range of 17-18 percent for the proposed GST.The revenue-neutral rate is that single one that “would preserve current revenues”, that is, at which there will be no loss to both state and central governments.”The revenue neutral rate is a range and the committee suggests it as between 15 percent and 15.5 percent,” Subramanian told reporters in New Delhi while making a presentation of the report submited to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.”The range for the key standard rate will vary between 17 percent to 18 percent, depending on the choices made on (tax) exemptions and how precious metals are taxed,” he said.”The key standard rate will translate into a structure of rates…a low one of 12 percent, as well as a high rate of 40 percent for things like luxury products,” he added.The advisor also said the committee has recommended “eliminating all taxes on inter-state trade, including the one percent additional tax”.Subramanian said GST “will strengthen the country’s tax institutions, get rid of barriers within states and create a common market”.”India’s GST is very ambitious. It can be the gold standard for VAT (value added tax) systems for large federal systems,” he added.The GST Bill, which seeks to usher in a pan-Indian common market by reforming the country’s indirect tax regime, was passed in the Lok Sabha in May, but has been stuck in the Rajya Sabha, where the ruling NDA does not have a majority.The Congress maintains that the GST rate should be capped at 18 percent in the constituional amndment bill.Opposition parties want the government to remove the 1 percent additional tax aimed to benefit the “producing states” like Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said last week that he central government is seeking a consensus on the vexed issue of levy of one percent additional tax for the proposed GST.Meanwhile, India Inc on Friday welcomed the report of the committee on the goods and services tax headed by Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian recommending a revenue neutral rate range of 17-18 percent for the proposed GST.”FICCI welcomes the recommendations put forth by the GST panel today (Friday). The industry has been looking forward to this report and puts to rest the taxpayers’ anxiety on the expected rates and many other issues relating to GST regime,” A.Didar Singh, secretary general of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) said in a statement here.Noting GST is expected to add about 2 percent to the GDP, he said it will accrue long-term benefits not only to government, industry or traders but to the final consumers as well.”I hope this recommendation would expedite the process of introduction of GST in India. The ruling and opposition parties can come to an agreement based on the recommendation. If the government finds the revenue collection down, GST council can revise the rate upwards any time,” said Sachin Menon, partner and head, indirect tax at international accounting firm KPMG in India.Commenting on the report, Saloni Roy, senior director, Deloitte India said: “The suggested standard rate of GST of around 17 to 18 percent appears to be a modest rate for manufacturers who currently suffer the levy of central excise duty at 12.5 percent as well as state levies which may be as high as 14.5 percent to 15 percent.”last_img read more

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The RMS Olympic – Titanics Twin Ship which had a Dramatic Fate

first_imgOn the evening of April 14, 1912, the world witnessed what has come to be one of the biggest dramas of the 20th century. RMS Titanic — the luxurious and “unsinkable” ocean liner — sank against all odds when it collided with an iceberg in the middle of the frigid Atlantic. The ship promised to bring incredible fame to its constructors, Joseph Bruce Ismay of White Star Line and Lord William Pirrie of Harland and Wolff, and its financier J.P. Morgan.The Original RMS TitanicThe beginning of 20th century witnessed an ongoing battle between shipbuilders all competing to construct the grandest and most luxurious ship. It was an equivalent of the Cold War space race.Besides competing in grandeur and luxury there were social and political reasons in constructing enormous ships. According to Messy Nessy Chic, historian and writer John Maxtone-Graham explained, “they wanted to provide room for this flow of immigrants anxious to leave the old world for the new.”RMS Olympic on her sea trials in Belfast, in 1911That is why Titanic was built alongside two other ships, Olympic and Gigantic, later renamed to Britannic, in 1911. To the naked eye Olympic could have been mistaken for an exact replica of Titanic but they were not identical copies. Titanic, in terms of tonnage, was larger and details both in the exterior and interior differed. Nonetheless they were so similar that photos of two ships are still confused for one another.An illustrative example of their likeness is the fact that some photos which we still believe were taken on the more famous of the two ships were in reality taken on Olympic. Sadly, nobody ever photographed the magnificent Grand Staircase on Titanic.The Grand Staircase of OlympicHowever, there are photos of the duplicate staircase at Olympic that were presented as showcasing a part of its twin ship. This similarity helped many conspiracy theories to proliferate and continuously crop up even today. Some believe that Titanic was actually Olympic and that it was purposefully sunk as part of a grand insurance scam.Both ships screamed luxury and offered amenities that made travel on them feel like one is staying in a first-class hotel. They featured Turkish baths, a gym and swimming pools.Related Video: 7 Things you probably didn’t know about the Titanic:Even the 2nd and 3rd class passengers enjoyed previously unwitnessed comfort. They featured dining rooms, smoking rooms, libraries and their own elevators.Sadly, both ships had something lacking — rescue boats. As Titanic witnessed its demise, and lifeboats proved to be of utmost importance, Olympic luckily had a happier ending.Olympic arriving at New York on her maiden voyage on June 21, 1911On the fateful night of the Titanic, Olympic was on a return voyage from New York and was 500 nautical miles away from her twin when the accident happened. The crew of Olympic received a distressed call from Titanic when the fatal iceberg was hit. Olympic immediately altered its course to assist in the rescue of the passengers that were on board Titanic.However, when the ship came to within approximately 100 nautical miles, Captain Rostron of the Carpathia, who was already at the scene, advised the crew of Olympic not to approach any closer.Olympic’s new lifeboats, ready to be installed. Another source posits that they are Titanic’s remaining lifeboats having been brought back to Southampton by Olympic.Firstly, the load of people would only endanger the further travel of Olympic. Furthermore, as the ship was the spitting image of Titanic, there was a danger that the remaining Titanic passengers, already traumatized, would fall into a frenzy which would provoke drama on board Olympic.Olympia changed course and resumed her journey to the New World. However, all the passengers on the ship together with the crew mourned the loss of their fellow humans on board Titanic and the travel took on a rather somber tone.Olympic (left) being manoeuvred into dry dock in Belfast for repairs on the morning of March 2, 1912 after throwing a propeller blade. Titanic (right) is moored at the fitting-out wharf. Olympic would sail for Southampton on March 7th, concluding the last time the two ships would be photographed together.Olympic continued to sail after the fate that had struck Titanic. However, the constructors had learned a lesson and filled the ship with lifeboats. It is believed that some of the boats were second-hand.Allegedly, they were the ones that safely carried some of the Titanic’s survivors. The third ship from the family, Gigantic, was renamed Britannic so that it would not evoke memories of Titanic’s name. HMHS Britannic first started sailing in 1914.HMHS BritannicSoon after the first world war broke out Olympic started carrying even more people, now people displaced from their homes wanting to reach the safety of America. But, as the ships were needed for war purposes, she was camouflaged as a “dazzle ship” and started transporting soldiers on board.Read another story from us: Feeling no Pain – The Drunk Baker who Miraculously Survived the TitanicThe ship was retired in 1935 and her parts were donated and sold to help to build other ships. However, you can still enjoy a luxurious dinner “on board”. The complete dining room is preserved and located at the White Swan Hotel in Alnwick, Northumberland.last_img read more

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Investigators piece together motive in mass Oregon shooting

first_imgROSEBERG, Oregon – Investigators on Saturday pieced together evidence on why a student at a college in Oregon went on a shooting rampage that left nine people dead before committing suicide as police cornered him.Officials said the Oregon shooting gunman, identified as 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer, was enrolled at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, and opened fire in his English writing class.Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin said Mercer — whom he has refused to identify by name so as not to give him notoriety — exchanged fire with two officers who had rushed to the scene before committing suicide.He said 14 weapons belonging to the perpetrator of the Oregon shooting had been recovered, including six found at the school along with a flak jacket and ammunition. Hanlin said investigators were poring through numerous leads and had interviewed hundreds of people, including neighbors and family members of the shooter, to try to determine what set off the rampage.The Oregon shooting, the latest in a string of similar attacks in recent years at colleges and schools in the United States, has revived a fierce debate on gun control.Officials say Mercer had struggled with mental health problems for some time and left behind a typed statement several pages long in which he indicated he felt lonely and was inspired by previous mass killings.The shooter, who lived with his mother, also appeared obsessed with guns and religion and had leanings toward white supremacy.It was unclear how long he had been a student at Umpqua, a small college of about 3,000 students located in Roseburg, a close-knit rural community.The rampage took place on the fourth day of the new school year. Several students said Mercer had signed up for a theater class that had not yet started. Witnesses said he asked his victims their religion before shooting them execution-style. June Gregory lost her niece, Rebecca Carnes, in the mass shooting at Roseburg, Oregon. Josh Edelson/AFPPassionate about gunsHanlin said investigators were examining how the shooter amassed his arsenal and were looking at some of his online postings.Mercer moved from Los Angeles to Oregon with his mother in 2013, neighbors said, describing him as withdrawn and quiet but passionate when it came to guns.“When we talked about guns and hunting, he was real open about it,”  Louie Flores, 32, a neighbor from California, told the New York Times. “But anything about what was going on in his life, he really didn’t say too much at all.”In online postings linked to Mercer’s email address, investigators reportedly found one entry in which he expressed sympathy for a dismissed television reporter who killed two former colleagues during a live broadcast in Virginia in August.In Roseburg, residents tried to come to terms with the tragedy and the sad reality that their town would now be remembered as the site of a mass killing.The bodies of the nine victims — five women and four men aged between 18 and 67 — were handed back to their families on Friday.Fire Marshall Greg Marlar said one of the victims, 20-year-old Treven Anspach, was the son of a local firefighter. Another rescuer lost his niece.Nine other people were injured in the rampage, including one woman who was shot in the head, officials said. Students and staff of Umpqua Community College arrive at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Complex where they were offered grief counseling and a bus ride back to campus to pick up their possessions and vehicles on Oct. 2, 2015 in Roseburg, Oregon. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFPChris Mintz, 30, an army veteran, had tried to stop the bloodshed by charging Mercer but was shot seven times while pleading that it was his son’s sixth birthday. He survived.The mass shooting reflects a grim reality of U.S. life, with similar incidents happening on a regular basis. The last mass shooting at a U.S. school took place in 2012 when 20 elementary school students and six adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.According to data compiled by the group Everytown for Gun Safety, there have been 142 school shootings in the United States since the Sandy Hook massacre. Facebook Comments Related posts:Two US journalists killed during live TV broadcast Multiple fatalities reported after mass school shooting in Oregon Costa Rican coastal community grieves colleague killed in US church massacre Oregon school shooting: ‘He just tried to do the right thing,’ one victim’s family sayslast_img read more

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TIME Hotels recertified for their proactive sustainable operations

first_imgTIME Oak Hotel & Suites and TIME Grand Plaza Hotel are sustainability leaders in the United Arab Emirates, being the first hotels in their city of Dubai to offer Carbon Offsetting to all guests including business travellers and leisure seekers.Green Globe congratulated both hotels on their recertification for the third year in a row. Each property achieved an impressive compliance score of 85% overall.Mohamed Awadalla, CEO, TIME Hotels said, “We are extremely proud that following extensive efforts by management and staff to improve the sustainability of operations across all departments at TIME Hotels, we have been re-certified by the internationally-recognised Green Globe status.”“This is another achievement for TIME Hotels, that proves we are committed to green hotel policies and the implementation of proactive measures to help protect and sustain the environment for future generations,” Awadalla added.Both TIME hotels have developed comprehensive Sustainability Management Plans with all departments actively involved in the certification process. TIME Oak Hotel has installed a Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS) that assists in reducing overall energy consumption through monitoring of hotel equipment. The TIME Grand Plaza has set a one percent reduction target for electricity and a two percent reduction rate for its water consumption. Waste-saving initiatives are also a priority at TIME properties.last_img read more

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Tribe Perth the citys latest boutique hotel is

first_imgTribe Perth, the city’s latest boutique hotel, is offering pre-opening special rates starting from $149* per night (Saturday and Sunday) and from $169*per night (Monday to Friday) in a Tribe Comfort room, ahead of its 16 May opening date. Rates include breakfast for two, late check-out, unlimited Wi-Fi and more.The hotel is conveniently located next door to Kings Park, and minutes away from some of the city’s best restaurants, bars and tourist attractions.Tribe Perth*Conditions apply, subject to availability. Tribe Perthlast_img read more

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Stage set for difficult fire season

first_imgBy George PsyllidesRich vegetation in the countryside combined with drought set the stage for a difficult summer as regards firefighting, fire service chief Markos Trangolas said.May signals the start of the fire season and prevailing conditions at present are a cause for concern, the fire chief told the Cyprus News Agency.“There is quite a lot of vegetation in the countryside, there is drought, dryness, and all these elements worry us a lot,” he said. “With these conditions, we are in for a difficult summer.”Statistically around the world, and Cyprus, some 93 per cent of fires start from human activity, the chief said. The service’s main objective is to reduce fires, something achieved in 2017 with a 10 per cent drop against the previous year.A key role in further reduction is played by local communities and the fire service always seeks to have close cooperation with them on fire prevention matters, but also fighting them.Volunteer groups from communities and other bodies are trained by the service to assist their work.Trangolas said all rural stations and observation posts were staffed but patrols will be stepped up during periods with higher temperatures.Experience shows that June is the most difficult month and the fire service will be campaigning heavily to alert everyone so that any blaze is spotted and tackled swiftly before it did a lot of damage.“We must all have our eyes peeled because the danger of a fire breaking out is constant,” he said.By May 17, the service will have completed a series of meetings with local councils in all districts.Larnaca is already done and it will be followed by Limassol and Paphos. Trangolas said they will see around 130 councils and listen to their problems with the aim of resolving them.He said they expected people roving in the countryside were expected to play a crucial role in preventing fires.Additional vehicles were also expected in the next two months as the service seeks to renew its fleet.The Republic’s aircraft were also ready and would be counted on, along with help from the British military bases on the island, to play an important role in firefighting.The chief urged people who might spot a fire to provide the authorities of accurate information regarding its location, the wind, and access. Above all however, they should stay clear of the path.He also appealed to the public not to try and put out fires without any firefighting means, especially in windy conditions where the flames could suddenly change direction and put life at risk.You May LikeFamCapWomen: it’s your turn to move up the corporate ladder, and here’s how you can do itFamCapUndoNew ArenaRanking the Greatest NFL Coaches of All-TimeNew ArenaUndoDr. Marty Nature's Feast Freeze-Dried RAW Cat FoodThe One Meat You Should Never Feed Your CatDr. Marty Nature’s Feast Freeze-Dried RAW Cat FoodUndo Licences for ENI and Total to explore block sevenUndoBritish woman who claimed gang-rape taken to courtUndoNew York state decriminalizes pot, stops short of Cuomo’s legalisation callUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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