Bangladesh security tightened following Pilkhana massacre and Bashundhara City fire

Friday, March 20, 2009

Following the Pilkhana massacre which occurred February 25 and 26 leaving 74 dead and the inferno at the Bashundhara City shopping mall complex March 13 leaving seven dead, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said security measures are being tightened countrywide across Bangladesh.

Fire drills will be enacted at all key-point installations (KPI). Fire fighting systems will be examined by the fire brigade and the public works department (PWD) to ensure functionality. Security measures will be enhanced supplementing areas under private security such as at the Bashundhara City Complex.

The Fire Service and Civil Defence Department requires modernization and needs new equipment to fight fires past the sixth floor of buildings. The Fire Brigade says it needs turntable ladders, snorkels, foam-tenders, lighting units, emergency tenders, fireproof uniforms, and rescue ropes for fire fighting and rescue operations. Transportation to fires is also an issue due to narrow roads, low electrical wires and congestion.

The Bangladesh National Building Code requires fire fighting equipment installed in buildings over seven floors. This code is to be monitored by authorities to ensure compliance with the new guidelines and to make sure buildings are being maintained.

The Bashundhara City Complex opened Monday for shoppers two days after Friday’s blaze. A probe is underway to determine the cause of the fire and to assess structural damage.

Loss of life was minimized as the blaze broke out on a Friday, the beginning of the weekend in Bangladesh, so offices in the upper floors were empty. The lower eight floors are used for shopping and the upper floors are all Bashundhara Group offices.

The mall is valued at Tk 7.0 billion (US$100 million). It is not known if the complex is covered by fire insurance.

It is estimated that it will take over two years to rebuild the area damaged by flames which were burned down to a skeleton. Bashundhara City’s technical advisor, Latifur Rahman, estimated damages at Tk 2.0 billion (US$29m).

Only one television cameraman has been allowed in to film the burnt area. None of the 2,500 shops, cinemas or cafes were burnt by the inferno. The seventh and eighth floors still experience smoke damage, and there was water damage to merchandise.

A three member committee is currently investigating the cause of the fire which will consist of Iqbal Khan Chowdhury, joint secretary of the ministry, representatives of the police, IGP Noor Muhammad, and fire brigade, Director General Abu Nayeem Md Shahidullah. The committee is required to report within the week with their findings. The forensics department is also sifting through the burnt remains.

The Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industries has also formed a committee which has begun interviewing witnesses and recording their testimony alongside the government committee.

It has been discovered that 150 closed circuit cameras were not being used when the fire started. Another mystery is why the mall fire fighting system has been found unused.

Why the fire burnt so fiercely is a matter to think….These matters seem to be mysterious

“In the shopping mall there is an ultra-technology elevator which runs even without electricity but we have found that locked,” Iqbal Khan Chowdhury, joint secretary (Police) of the home ministry, said. “Why the fire burnt so fiercely is a matter to think. We have to see if there was any incendiary substance there. These matters seem to be mysterious.”

Mall management has been asked to submit substances and items which would have been in the upper floors when the fire started. The fire erupted on the 17th floor and spread quickly to the two floors above and engulfed the three floors below. The aerial ladders belonging to the Fire Service and Civil Defence reached as high as the 13th floor of the 21-storey building.

Videos have been sent to the United States (US) for examination to assist in determining the cause of the fire and to help in the damage assessment. Experts from the US are expected to arrive soon.

Firefighters were brought to the rooftop of the 20-storey tower by helicopter. The only fatality in this operation was Baki Billa, a firefighter of Bashundhara City firefighting department, who fell when climbing down a rope from a helicopter to the roof of the building. Three other firefighters made the transition safely. At this same time, the chief security officer was safely rescued by the Bangladesh Air Force helicopter, a Bell 212. Six security officers of the complex also lost their lives.

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Blueprints Plans For A Chicken House

Submitted by: Kurt Carter

For those who have never constructed a coop to accommodate birds just like chickens then you may want to get a set of blueprints for your chicken coop that a person else has styled. Everyone will desire to be careful if you are selecting chicken houses to develop to make if this is your first 1, since you will require blueprints for the purpose of making a simple chicken house the 1st time an individual make.

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Albert Pujols ends his worst homerun drought

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Dominican baseball player Albert Pujols earned his first home run after joining the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Besides hitting his 446th Major League home run, Pujols ended a personal drought by claiming his first regular-season long ball after 33 games and 139 plate appearances, including his last St. Louis Cardinals at-bats. Pujols snapped back at Anaheim and capped a 4-3 home-team win against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

The Dominican first baseman now has a career 1,336 runs batted in and a .326 batting average. Previously, Pujols had played for St. Louis for 11 seasons.

Since playing for the Angels, Pujols has been booed by Anaheim fans after his hits slipped to a .194 average over the past month. Pujols came to his new team with high expectations after signing a contract worth US$240 million.

For his part, Pujols offered the following explanation for his performance: “This game is about making adjustments and being patient…”

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US Nationwide Pollution Permit Restrictions Upheld

Wednesday, October 4, 2006

The US Army Corps of Engineers decision to place restrictions on issuance of nationwide pollution permits has been upheld by a federal court. In National Association of Home Builders v. Army Corps of Engineers, the District Court for the District of Columbia found that the Corps of Engineers had not acted in an “arbitrary” or “capricious” manner in changing the terms and conditions for issuance of a national pollution permit, including reducing the size of area into which pollutants may be discharged from 10 acres to 1 acre, raising the threshold for requiring additional permits from 1 acre to 1/10 acre,

A nationwide permit allows an organization to engage in certain industrial activities on a national basis (such as mining and construction), reducing the amount of paperwork and filings needed for otherwise minor environmental impacts, as opposed to an ordinary permit for a specific location which will engage in activities which generate water pollution.

Due to concerns over the amount of discharge taking place in waterways, the Corps of Engineers began in the 1980s to reduce the authority granted by nationwide permits and to bar use of the permits in certain ecologically sensitive areas.

Some industry groups, including the plaintiff in the above case, The National Association of Home Builders, sued the Corps of Engineers in 2000 over the change in an attempt to block its implementation. Environmental groups, including the Sierra Club, were given permission to intervene in the case in support of the actions of the Corps.

Environmental groups were pleased with the decision, but are concerned over other actions of the Bush Administration, such as the attempts to weaken provisions of the 2002 Clean Water Act to allow additional dumping of construction and mining waste into waterways as fill material.

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Forex Trading Psychology Fix The Real Problem, Don’t Just “Be More Disciplined”

Submitted by: Brian McAboy

Traders blame themselves all day long for not having the discipline to stick to their system.

You’ve done it. I’ve done it. Everyone does it.

Seems like a natural conclusion that if you’re not sticking to your system, and it’s just you, your system and the markets, then the problem must be you. Right?

Can’t be the markets.

Can’t be your system.

Or can it?

The Culprit Hiding in Plain Sight

Is it possible that your trading system itself can be causing you to hesitate, freeze up, get out early, or over trade?

Having helped traders work through their issues for more that 6 years, I can definitely say “YES!”

With nearly 98% of my clients, the same problem existed.

We isolated WHEN their emotions would flare up and then took a closer look at their system, we found a direct correlation.

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This was a very clear evidence that their system really was the culprit behind their ‘discipline breakdowns’.

It makes complete sense too.

After all, they aren’t normally ‘undisciplined’ people. They demonstrate good discipline in numerous aspects of their lives.

They have also demonstrated achieving success already in their lives, so it’s not a fear of failure or success.

They’re okay with money, making money and accumulating it, because otherwise they wouldn’t be in a position to trade.

So the problem logically is NOT one of discipline, it must be something else.

A Huge Mistake Traders Make

It’s easy to think that just because you have a good strategy in hand, that you also have a solid system.

But the two are not one and the same.

You can have a very sound strategy, and even a proven method, but a lousy system.

This happens all the time, even to professional traders and trading system creators.

And if you try to trade with a system that has functional issues, it will affect how well and how consistently you trade.

How The Quality of Your System Affects You

When you try to trade with a system that is poorly constructed or is lacking certain qualities, it makes it difficult to follow and use.

You hit those points in your system where ‘what to do’ is confusing or unclear – you’ve probably experienced this at least once if not many times.

Those weaknesses in how your system is constructed are essentially ‘invitations’ for your emotions to come in and make the decisions that should be made by your better judgment.

When your emotions flare up, it is often your subconscious letting you know that something isn’t right.

Another Gross Error – And The Real Root of The Problem

No one seems to question the quality or user-friendliness of their trading system. They only challenge the strategy or indicators and rules used in the system.

The error and root of the problem is that everyone thinks they know how to recognize a good system (in contrast to strategy or method), or fix one that has issues, when if fact they don’t.

Because they lack this know-how, they live with disappointing results, needless beat themselves up for not being disciplined, and/or continually change systems looking for one that works, passing over several winners simply because they didn’t see them or know how to capitalize on them.

Does Your System Have Problems? Here’s How To Know It’s Solid

This starts with how you document your trading system.

To help you make sure your system is user-friendly and documented in a way that makes it easy to follow and trade consistently, use this simple 3-step process.

Watch the video that explains the process at http://tradingsystemmastery.com/simplifier/

One of the four main aspects of the psychology of trading is that of making sure that you have good tools with which to work.

Trying to trade with a trading system that is lacking is like trying to play golf with bent clubs or trying to play tennis with a loosely strung racquet it will require much more effort than it should and produce lesser results than if you have good equipment.

If your system is lacking, it represents direct functional issues in trying to use it. Even if you manage to force yourself to be more disciplined, your subconscious will make sure to let you know that something is not up to par and will correct the situation by thwarting your efforts.

Always keep in mind that trading psychology means much more than just focusing on being more disciplined. As you ve discovered here, what appears to be a lack of discipline can actually be a symptom of a completely different issue.

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Fifteen players leave Bolton Wanderers F.C. after relegation

Saturday, May 19, 2012

A total of fifteen players have left Bolton Wanderers F.C. after the club was relegated from England’s Premier League at the end of the season. Eleven of the players were released after their contracts expired while Nigel Reo-Coker activated a clause in his contract that allowed him to leave the club. A further three players ended their loan spells and returned to their parent clubs.

The players who have been released from the club are Ivan Klasnic, Gretar Steinsson, Ricardo Gardner, Paul Robinson, Robbie Blake, Tope Obadeyi, Sean Davis, Mark Connolly, Rhys Bennett, Dino Fazlic, and Tom Eckersley.

Striker Ivan Klasnic had one of the higher wages at the club and his departure was expected regardless of whether the club was relegated or not. He said on his website “I hope they get promoted next year to the Premier League because this team belong to the Premiership. I’ll leave the club but want to say thank you for three years. I’ll keep Bolton in my heart.”

Jamaican Ricardo Gardner, on the list of released players, had been with the club for fourteen years and manager Owen Coyle commented personally on his release. He said “One of those [players released] is Ricardo Gardner, who has been with the football club for 14 years. He has offered incredible service to Bolton Wanderers and I’d like to personally thank him for all of his efforts, particularly during the time I have worked with him.”

Nigel Reo-Coker left the club on his own accord after activating a release clause in his contract. Coyle said “I was clear with Nigel. I asked him straight away whether he wanted to be a part of what we are going to do next season. He was honest and up front with us, because that is the type of man he is, and said that he wanted to exercise the clause in his contract, and so we wish him well.”

The other three players to leave Wanderers are Tuncay, Ryo Miyachi, and Dedryck Boyata who all spent time with Bolton under loan agreements. The three players have returned to their parent clubs.

However, striker Kevin Davies has a new contract for one year, while defender Sam Ricketts added a two year extension to his contract. Veteran goal keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen and Zat Knight are still currently in contract negotiations.

Coyle said in a statement on behalf of the club that “I would also like to thank the players that are leaving the club for their work at Bolton Wanderers. We wish them all well.”

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Ivan Klasnic leaves after three years with the club

Nigel Reo-Coker activated a release clause in his contract

Defender Gretar Steinsson is one of many to be released

Tuncay’s loan spell expired at the end of the season

As did Ryo Miyaichi’s

and Dedryck Boyata’s

Jussi Jaaskelainen is still in neogotiations over a new deal

Zat Knight’s Bolton future isn’t certain yet

Kevin Davies has signed a new one year deal

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Wikinews interviews Anda Banikos, local council candidate in South Gippsland, Australia

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Since June 2019, the people of South Gippsland Shire, located at the southernmost tip of Australia, have been without a local council, after a state government inquiry found “high levels of tension” within the council. Administrators were appointed by the Victorian state government in July 2019, who have governed the shire since then. However, South Gippsland’s council is scheduled to be restored with an election to be held via post from October 5-22, 2021.

Wikinews interviewed one of the candidates standing in this election, Anda Banikos, an independent candidate running in the Coastal-Promontory Ward. The Coastal-Promontory ward covers towns such as Venus Bay, Waratah Bay, Yanakie, Foster, Port Welshpool, and Toora, and elects three councillors to the South Gippsland Shire Council.

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Texas police name ‘person of interest’ in DeBerry woman’s disappearance

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

On Monday, Texas police identified Rodris Webster, 25, as a person-of-interest in the recent disappearance of a 19 year-old woman. The woman, Alicia Benefield, of DeBerry, Texas, was reported missing on Friday.

Webster is described as Benefield’s boyfriend. He was arrested in January and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Benefield was the complainant in that charge according to media reports. Webster remained jailed until Benefield dropped the charge on March 5.

Police investigators inspected a trash dumpster located in the nearby town of Waskom on Sunday morning. In it they reportedly found Webster’s wet, muddy hoodie with Benefield’s keys in the pocket. Police interviewed Webster for 5 hours on Sunday, but released him around 6pm. The woman, still missing on Tuesday morning, is described as petite size, about 110 pounds, with a nose piercing and a tattoo on one arm saying “Wanda Ree”. She was last seen wearing a white sweater and brown tights.

A police official told reporters Webster had not confessed to any criminal activity: “The story is out there that he has confessed and we do not have a confession”. Benefield’s mother told reporters she expects her daughter to call her. “She is going to call. I’m going to be the first one she calls, matter of fact. I don’t care how mad she think[s] I am. She’s going to call me.”

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Benefits Of Remedial Massage:

Benefits Of Remedial Massage:

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Massage is an effective technique to help regulate flood flow and oxygen inside your body system. Through massage you not only heal injuries, but it is also one of the best methods to relax your mind and body.

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Throughout the ages, massage has become a medium for relaxation. As by doing massage, your body goes into such calm and peaceful state, that it also brings your brain to rest as well, and therefore you experience relaxed and content. And with regular massage treatment, you will feel that your life is not only better, but it is balanced as well. One of the main advantages of massage is that, it brings hormonal peace to your body, and this is only obtainable through regular proper massages. Similarly, remedial massages are also used to heal injuries. As by this massage, tension inside your muscles and joints is released and therefore any blockage of blood or oxygen also comes to an end. Hence, provide you with free and calm state of body and mind. It is used in healing injuries, because due to inactivity of muscles, injuries tend to pain a lot, like back aches and neck aches. With proper massage, they can be cured, as when pressure is put on specific parts, and later on released as well, that improves blood flow, and blood starts reaching those parts as well, where it was blocked earlier. This in return, minimizes pains and injuries for you. With regular treatment, they can be completely cured as well. It is recommended to have some research before going to remedial massage Sydney

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Study tests the use of Google as an aid for medical diagnoses

Friday, November 10, 2006

In an internet-based study published today on the website of the British Medical Journal, Australian investigators tested how well Googling could help to establish a difficult diagnosis. The search results met against their criteria in 15 out of 26 cases.

Previous anecdotes of the use of Google in reaching a difficult diagnosis are presented in the paper. In a case described in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), a physician diagnosed IPEX syndrome after submitting the typical diagnostic clues to the search engine. A patient’s father replied to doctor’s saying that his son had acute subclavian vein thrombosis of unknown origin: “But of course hehas Paget-von Schrötter syndrome.”

Hangwi Tang and Jennifer Hwee Kwoon Ng from the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane selected clinical cases from the NEJM blind to the correct diagnosis. They selected 3 to 5 rather specific features, searched Google, and selected the 3 disorders from the results that seemed to fit the case best. If one of those was right, Google was said to be “right”.

The scientists admit that an internet search probably works better with specific symptoms rather than with phrases such as “fever ill pain”. Also, the percentage may depend on the operating physician’s knowledge base, and the test was not double-blind.

Experts commented that the internet is not a replacement for doctors, but should be seen as a way of supporting doctors and patients. A spokeswoman for the Patient Association added that “a lot of sites are not credible. There are lots of good sites out there, but we also know that there are many that are not credible.”

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