Photo site – Web A Photo http://web-a-photo.com/ Wed, 25 May 2022 09:52:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://web-a-photo.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-23T173451.957.png Photo site – Web A Photo http://web-a-photo.com/ 32 32 New Book Reveals Key Archaeological Finds at China’s Shimao Ruins https://web-a-photo.com/new-book-reveals-key-archaeological-finds-at-chinas-shimao-ruins/ Tue, 24 May 2022 14:15:00 +0000 https://web-a-photo.com/new-book-reveals-key-archaeological-finds-at-chinas-shimao-ruins/ BEIJING, May 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — A New Book Released in the Northwest China Shaanxi Province revealed key archaeological finds at China Shimao Ruins. The photo shows the ruins of Shimao, an important prehistoric site in Shenmu City, northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, at sunset. According to XionghuiDirector of from Shaanxi office of local chronicles, local […]]]>

BEIJING, May 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — A New Book Released in the Northwest China Shaanxi Province revealed key archaeological finds at China Shimao Ruins.

The photo shows the ruins of Shimao, an important prehistoric site in Shenmu City, northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, at sunset.

According to XionghuiDirector of from Shaanxi office of local chronicles, local chronicles of Shimao, as an encyclopedia of Shimao ruins, could record archaeological finds, reflect the protection and management of cultural relics, and contribute to its application for the World Cultural Heritage List of Shimao. ‘UNESCO.

Shimao site, the largest city site from the Longshan period to the Xia dynasty (Neolithic age) discovered in China so far, is of great importance in tracking the source of China primitive civilization.

Covering 4 million square meters, the lost city dates back to 2300 BC. is located on the edge of the Muus Desert in Gaojiabao Town, Shenmu City.

The site consists of three parts, including the central pyramid of the imperial city, the city center and the outer city. The three stone enclosures were a fine architectural example for China old capitals.

In recent years, excavators have uncovered a city of stone with huge fortifications and sophisticated infrastructure, thousands of luxurious artifacts including jades, pottery, bone artifacts, stone carvings and paintings murals.

The Shimao site is hailed as one of the most important prehistoric archaeological finds in China in this century. Its academic value has been recognized at home and abroad.

In April 2019six projects including the ruins of Shimao have been added to China Tentative List of World Heritage Sites. In addition, the Neolithic city of Shimao was ranked among the top 10 archaeological discoveries of the last decade by the American journal Archeology in December 2020.

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Boris Johnson latest: New photo from partygate shows PM toasting colleagues – live https://web-a-photo.com/boris-johnson-latest-new-photo-from-partygate-shows-pm-toasting-colleagues-live/ Mon, 23 May 2022 17:20:13 +0000 https://web-a-photo.com/boris-johnson-latest-new-photo-from-partygate-shows-pm-toasting-colleagues-live/ Metropolitan Police conclude Partygate inquiry with 126 fined Boris Johnson was drinking at a Downing Street party during a coronavirus lockdown, newly released photos show. The four images, obtained by ITV News, appear to show the Prime Minister raising a glass at a going away party for his then communications director Lee Cain on November […]]]>

Metropolitan Police conclude Partygate inquiry with 126 fined

Boris Johnson was drinking at a Downing Street party during a coronavirus lockdown, newly released photos show.

The four images, obtained by ITV News, appear to show the Prime Minister raising a glass at a going away party for his then communications director Lee Cain on November 13, 2020.

A number of people can be seen standing around a table of festive food and alcohol, despite – at the time – the rest of the country being banned from socializing at the height of the pandemic.

Earlier, Dominic Cummings – Mr Johnson’s former senior adviser – claimed photos would emerge in the next 24-48 hours which would show the Prime Minister had ‘obviously lied’ to police and the House of Commons in the process. about Downing Street parties.

Mr Cummings predicted footage would be released by the warring factions within No 10, before the party’s official report by senior civil servant Sue Gray was finally released this week.

After the photos were released, Labor Deputy Leader Angela Rayner said Mr Johnson ‘degraded his office’ and ‘there is no doubt now’. [that] he lied.”

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Watchdog urged to investigate lack of fines for former PM’s aide’s party

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has been called to investigate why Boris Johnson was not fined for attending a Downing Street party during the lockdown, which has been confirmed by a recently published photo.

Liberal Democrat deputy leader Daisy Cooper wrote to IOPC chief executive Michael Lockwood about the issue after ITV News obtained photos from the event – a going away party for the Mr Johnson’s former director of communications, Lee Cain, November 13, 2020.

Mr Johnson received a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) for a birthday party in the Cabinet Room in June 2020, but was told he would face no further action regarding other gatherings covered by the Metropolitan Police’s Operation Hillman investigation.

Lib Dems have asked the IOPC to explain why the PM was not fined for his aide’s departure

(EPA)

Ms Cooper said: ‘The Metropolitan Police have so far provided no clarifying statements regarding their decision-making process.

“They did not define the evidence thresholds they used to determine whether FPNs should be issued.

“The result of this lack of transparency is that the publication of photographs such as that of the Prime Minister drinking in Downing Street, on an occasion for which he has not been fined, is likely to create considerable confusion in the public.

“In particular, it is difficult to understand why some people, especially more junior staff, who attended the same gatherings as the Prime Minister received questionnaires and FPNs, while the Prime Minister did not. received.”

She called on the IOPC Fund to investigate Operation Hillman “and establish the process by which the Metropolitan Police came to their conclusions about breaches of coronavirus regulations”.

Lamiat SabinMay 23, 2022 7:00 p.m.

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PM ‘took Brits for fools’, Lib Dems say after party photo

Deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats Daisy Cooper said recently released footage showing the Prime Minister at a party in Downing Street during the lockdown shows he “took the British people for fools”.

She joined SNP calls for Tory MPs to oust her from No 10.

Boris Johnson at his former assistant’s departure party in Downing Street

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“It is becoming clearer than ever that Boris Johnson lied to the British people and to Parliament,” she said.

“Conservative MPs need to do their homework and fire this law-breaking Prime Minister.

“Every day he remains in office will do more harm to the public trust and to our democracy.”

Four photos, obtained by ITV News, show the Prime Minister raising a glass at a going away party for his then director of communications Lee Cain on November 13, 2020, as the rest of the country was subjected to a strict covid lockdown.

Deputy Labor leader Angela Rayner said the footage shows that ‘there is no doubt now [that Mr Johnson] lied” about his involvement in the partygate scandal.

Lamiat SabinMay 23, 2022 6:20 p.m.

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Disgraced former Tory MP sentenced to prison for sexual assault

Former Conservative MP Imran Ahmad Khan has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy.

The 48-year-old was kicked out of the Conservative Party and later resigned from his seat in West Yorkshire, after being found guilty of the 2008 attack following a trial at Southwark Crown Court last month.

At today’s sentencing, Judge Baker said Khan had displayed a ‘significant degree of brutality’ prior to the assault he committed aged 34.

Read the full story here by Liam James

Lamiat SabinMay 23, 2022 6:00 p.m.

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‘Without a doubt’ PM lied – Rayner as new partygate photo emerges

Angela Rayner has accused Boris Johnson of undoubtedly lying about anti-lockdown parties in Downing Street.

His comments came as new photos emerged showing the Prime Minister raising a glass at one of the rallies.

File photo of Angela Rayner and Boris Johnson during PMQs

(Reuters TV)

The deputy leader of the Labor Party said: “As the British public made huge sacrifices, Boris Johnson was breaking the law.

“Boris Johnson has repeatedly said he knows nothing about breaking the law – there’s no doubt now he lied. Boris Johnson made the rules and then broke them.

“The prime minister demeaned his office. The British people deserve better. While Labor has a plan to tackle the cost of living crisis, Tory MPs are too busy defending Boris Johnson’s indefensible actions.

Lamiat SabinMay 23, 2022 5:40 p.m.

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Education Secretary condemns ‘identity politics’ in schools

Children should be taught to think, not what to think, said Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi.

His comments came as Tory MP Julian Lewis pressed him to accept that ‘vicious identity politics and the decolonization of subjects’ are comparable to subjects banished from classrooms for their political supporter.

In the Commons, Mr Lewis said: ‘Does the Secretary of State accept that the concepts of anti-nuclear education and anti-imperialist education which led to this ban must also be weighed against the concepts of vicious identity politics and decolonization of subjects, who rightly violate the legislation he cited? »

Nadhim Zahawi said the proposed legislation will protect freedom of expression in education

(Yui Mok/AP)

In response, Mr. Zahawi said, “My honorable friend raises a very powerful point. He is right. Children must be taught how to think, not what to think. »

He also said no one should be afraid ‘to express any lawful opinions’ at universities, as he backed the Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill – which aims to protect expression on campus.

“Universities and students must balance their legal obligations, including freedom of expression and the fight against harassment,” Mr Zahawi told MPs.

Lamiat SabinMay 23, 2022 5:21 p.m.

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Prime Minister will address MPs ‘in full’ in new Partygate photo

Boris Johnson will address Parliament “in full”, Downing Street said in response to photographs showing the Prime Minister raising a glass at an anti-lockdown party at No 10.

A No 10 spokesperson said: ‘The Cabinet Office and the Met Police have been given access to all information relevant to their investigations, including photographs.

“The Met have concluded their investigation and Sue Gray will publish her report in the coming days, at which time the Prime Minister will address Parliament in full.”

Lamiat SabinMay 23, 2022 4:50 p.m.

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Labor opposes Amnesty for the Troubles Bill

The government has failed to win cross-party support for its flagship proposals on the Northern Ireland peace process.

Labor sources said the party would oppose the plans, which include a controversial amnesty for those accused of atrocities during the Troubles, during the bill’s second reading on Tuesday.

Our Whitehall Editor Kate Devlin has the whole story:

Chiara GiordanoMay 23, 2022 4:30 p.m.

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A photo emerges of Boris Johnson raising a glass at the No 10 party

Footage has emerged showing Boris Johnson drinking at a party in Downing Street during the coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

The four photos, obtained by ITV News, reportedly show the Prime Minister raising a glass at a going away party for then communications director Lee Cain on November 13, 2020.

A number of people can stand side by side around a table filled with festive food and alcohol.

Footage obtained by ITV News reportedly shows Boris Johnson raising a glass at a going away party in Downing Street on November 13, 2020

(IVT)

Chiara GiordanoMay 23, 2022 4:19 p.m.

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No plans for Cobra meeting or travel bans amid monkeypox outbreak, says Downing Street

Downing Street said there were no plans to hold a meeting of the Cobra monkeypox emergency committee or impose travel bans.

Asked about travel restrictions from affected countries, the Prime Minister’s official spokesman said: “No, no such considerations. What we are seeing at the moment is community transmission unrelated to trips.”

He said vaccines are being offered to close contacts, but there are no plans for a “large-scale” vaccination programme.

“We have purchased vaccines in large numbers, but given the nature of this and the way we know it is spreading, it is believed that there is no clinical requirement for this type of campaign. on a large scale,” he said.

Chiara GiordanoMay 23, 2022 4:05 p.m.

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Dominic Cummings claims photos will prove Boris Johnson lied about Partygate

Photos will emerge in the next two days showing that Boris Johnson ‘obviously lied’ to the police and the House of Commons about the Downing Street parties, the prime minister’s former senior aide Dominic Cummings has claimed.

Mr Cummings has predicted photos will be released by factions involved in infighting within No 10 as the official report by senior civil servant Sue Gray is finally released.

Our political editor Andre Bécasse has the whole story:

Chiara GiordanoMay 23, 2022 3:25 p.m.

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CDC recommends Pfizer booster for children ages 5-11 https://web-a-photo.com/cdc-recommends-pfizer-booster-for-children-ages-5-11/ Thu, 19 May 2022 20:43:04 +0000 https://web-a-photo.com/cdc-recommends-pfizer-booster-for-children-ages-5-11/ Children ages 5 to 11 should receive a booster dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, U.S. government advisers said Thursday. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention quickly adopted the panel’s recommendation, opening up a third COVID-19 vaccine to healthy elementary-age children — much like what’s already recommended for everyone 12 and older. The hope is […]]]>

Children ages 5 to 11 should receive a booster dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, U.S. government advisers said Thursday.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention quickly adopted the panel’s recommendation, opening up a third COVID-19 vaccine to healthy elementary-age children — much like what’s already recommended for everyone 12 and older.

The hope is that an additional injection will boost protection for children aged 5 to 11, as infections are on the rise again.

“Vaccination with a primary series in this age group has lagged behind other age groups, making them vulnerable to severe disease,” CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said in a statement. communicated.

“We know these vaccines are safe and we need to continue to increase the number of children protected,” she said.

Earlier this week, the Food and Drug Administration cleared Pfizer’s children’s booster to be offered at least five months after the youngsters’ last vaccine.

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The CDC takes the next step in recommending who actually needs vaccines. His advisers wondered if all otherwise healthy children aged 5 to 11 needed an extra dose, especially since so many children were infected during the huge winter surge of the omicron variant. .

But the United States is now averaging 100,000 new cases a day for the first time since February. And finally, CDC advisers pointed to growing evidence from older children and adults that two primary vaccinations plus a booster offer the best protection against new coronavirus variants.

“Perhaps it should always have been a three-dose vaccine,” said Dr. Grace Lee of Stanford University, who chairs the CDC’s advisory committee.

The recall question isn’t the hottest topic on vaccines: Parents are still eagerly waiting to be able to vaccinate their children under age 5 – the only group not yet eligible in the United States.

The Food and Drug Administration’s Dr. Doran Fink said the agency is working “as quickly as possible” to assess an application from vaccine maker Moderna and is awaiting final data on the smallest children from rival Pfizer. The FDA’s own advisers are expected to publicly debate data from one or both companies next month.

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For children ages 5 to 11, it’s unclear what the recall request will be. Only about 30% of this age group have received the first two doses of Pfizer since vaccinations were opened to them in November.

CDC adviser Dr. Helen Keipp Talbot of Vanderbilt University said health authorities need to do more to ensure young people get their first shots.

“It has to be a priority,” she said.

Thursday’s decision also means that children aged 5 to 11 with severely weakened immune systems, who are supposed to receive three initial shots, would be eligible for a fourth dose.

Pfizer and its partner BioNTech currently offer the only COVID-19 vaccine available for children of any age in the United States. Children 5 to 11 years old receive a dose representing one-third of the amount administered to all 12 years and over.

In a small study, Pfizer found that a booster boosted virus antibody levels in these children – including those able to fight off the super-contagious omicron variant – the same type of jump that adults get with an extra hit.

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Vaccines don’t always prevent milder infections, and the omicron variant has been shown to be particularly capable of bypassing their defenses. But the CDC cited data during the omicron push that showed unvaccinated children ages 5 to 11 had twice the hospitalization rate as young people who received their first two doses.

Health authorities say that for all ages, vaccines still offer strong protection against the worst outcomes of COVID-19, especially after a third dose.

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It remains to be decided whether everyone will need additional vaccines in the fall, possibly reformulated to provide better protection against new coronavirus variants.

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Delhi civic body suspends three civil servants; cops get day custody of owners – The New Indian Express https://web-a-photo.com/delhi-civic-body-suspends-three-civil-servants-cops-get-day-custody-of-owners-the-new-indian-express/ Tue, 17 May 2022 17:25:00 +0000 https://web-a-photo.com/delhi-civic-body-suspends-three-civil-servants-cops-get-day-custody-of-owners-the-new-indian-express/ By PTI NEW DELHI: The North Delhi Municipal Corporation on Tuesday suspended three officials in the Narenla area for alleged laxity in their duties following a massive building fire in Mundka that killed 27 people. According to an official statement, Licensing Inspector Sandeep Kaushik, General Branch Section Officer SK Sharma and Property Tax Department Section […]]]>

By PTI

NEW DELHI: The North Delhi Municipal Corporation on Tuesday suspended three officials in the Narenla area for alleged laxity in their duties following a massive building fire in Mundka that killed 27 people.

According to an official statement, Licensing Inspector Sandeep Kaushik, General Branch Section Officer SK Sharma and Property Tax Department Section Officer BR Meena from Narela area have been suspended.

“At first glance, this appears to be laxity on the part of the officials of the General Branch, the House Tax Department and the former Najafgarh Area Construction Department of the Unified MCD,” the statement said.

He also said 44 facilities were operating without a valid health business license and also without a no-objection certificate from the fire department.

“To prevent such incidents from happening again, all the sub-commissioners of the zones and the officers of the Factory Licensing Department and the Health Department have been instructed to carry out a detailed investigation of the factory units and the unauthorized restaurants operating in non-compliant areas and without FIR/NOC and Health License, etc.,” the statement read.

A survey in three civic body areas of North Delhi was carried out in non-compliant and compliant areas.

“In the City SP area, 44 units were found operating without a permit and 18 without NOC fire. In the Rohini area, 20 units were found operating in non-compliant areas and 20 without NOC fire,” the statement said.

He said the building that caught fire had a basement, ground floor, first, second and third floor.

Two bedrooms with a sheet metal shed were on the fourth floor.

A local investigation revealed that the basement was used for storage and the ground floor was vacant.

The road the building was on was neither commercial nor mixed, the statement said.

“Furthermore, according to Narela Zone Construction Department records, the building is approximately 11 years old. The property was reserved by Najafgarh Zone on March 8, 2011 and June 20, 2011.”

“The owner of the building paid the transformation costs from 2016 to 2018 on the basis of a self-assessment. No construction in progress is noted there. The owner never asked for the sanction of the construction plan “, said the civic body. He said the building was used for industrial purposes, which is not allowed. No valid factory license has been issued at this location,” he said.

The statement said the department was unaware of the fire no-objection certificate.

The civic body added that a conversion fee of Rs 4 lakh and a parking fee of Rs 2.66 lakh and a penalty of Rs 93,188 were only paid between 2016 and 2018 for the ground floor. pavement.

“According to the records, no property tax was paid by the owner/occupier of the premises and notices were issued by the department. Actions against the building were taken in 2019,” the statement read.

He said on the instructions of an oversight committee, a liquor store on the ground floor of the building was sealed in January 2019.

Following further orders in July 2019, the property was unsealed after the belongings were removed and since then the ground floor has been vacant.

“Further show cause notices to Dy. A&C and the Narela Area Joint Assessor and Collector have been issued. Disciplinary proceedings have also been initiated against the Junior Engineer of the Narela Area Construction Department Narela/Najafgarh area in January 2011 for December 2011 when the alleged construction took place,” the statement read.

Meanwhile, Delhi police on Tuesday secured one-day custody of three men, including the owner of the building, as part of the investigation into the massive fire.

Of the 16 people injured, at least 10 recorded their statements.

Besides them, witness statements are recorded, they said.

A Delhi court has taken building owner Manish Lakra and his two brothers, Vijay and Harish Goel, who rented two floors in the building to run their business, into custody for a day for additional money. investigation, said a senior police officer.

“We need to collect blood samples from the brothers – Vijay and Harish Goel. We also need to know their backgrounds, details of their business and the clearances they have taken from the relevant authorities,” said Sameer Sharma, Deputy Commissioner of police (outside), mentioned.

Sharma said police have yet to check Lakra’s documents.

The officer said the police are asking relevant authorities, including the North Delhi Municipal Corporation, to provide documents relating to the building and the businesses within it for investigation.

“More than 100 pieces have been received by the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL). We have formed several teams for DNA examination. Now that we have received the samples, we are proceeding with the entire profiling process DNA. Since it is a complex process, it takes time,” said a senior FSL official.

DNA collection usually takes about one to two weeks.

It also depends on the condition of the samples, the official said.

Lakra was arrested at Ghevra Mod on his way to Haridwar in Uttarakhand on Sunday, two days after the incident.

He ran a real estate business and also owned a store on the ground floor of the building, police said, adding that his family members have not yet been found.

Lakra lived in a two-room house with a kitchen with his mother, wife and two children on the fourth floor of the same building.

They managed to escape to the adjacent building when the fire broke out, police said earlier.

The fire is believed to have started at a company that made and assembled CCTV cameras and routers, and has operated in the building since 2017.

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Delhi LG gives Probe a nod; Biological samples collected from relatives of victims – The New Indian Express https://web-a-photo.com/delhi-lg-gives-probe-a-nod-biological-samples-collected-from-relatives-of-victims-the-new-indian-express/ Sun, 15 May 2022 15:09:00 +0000 https://web-a-photo.com/delhi-lg-gives-probe-a-nod-biological-samples-collected-from-relatives-of-victims-the-new-indian-express/ By PTI NEW DELHI: Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has approved a masterful investigation into the Mundka building fire, which claimed the lives of 27 people, and it will be completed within six weeks, officials said on Sunday. The District Magistrate (West) will investigate the failings of relevant departments and agencies, recommend action against offending […]]]>

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has approved a masterful investigation into the Mundka building fire, which claimed the lives of 27 people, and it will be completed within six weeks, officials said on Sunday.

The District Magistrate (West) will investigate the failings of relevant departments and agencies, recommend action against offending officials and determine accountability, they said.

The DM will also propose remedial measures to prevent such tragedies in the future, officials said.

The blaze, one of the deadliest in recent years, engulfed a four-storey building in the Mundka neighborhood outside Delhi on May 13.

It started on the first floor of the building due to a suspected explosion in an air conditioner, according to firefighters.

Nineteen people are still missing.

The masterful investigation into the incident was announced by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during his visit to the scene on Saturday.

According to officials, the probe dossier has been approved by LG.

The mandate of the investigation consists in particular in determining the circumstances and the cause of the fire.

“The investigation will also verify the failures of the relevant ministries and agencies and their officers in relation to their expected roles.

It will fix accountability of relevant officials for misconduct and recommend action against officials, individuals and agencies that are wrong,” the officials said.

The investigation will also propose remedial measures to prevent such tragedies in the future, they said.

As part of the investigation, the DM will also check whether there have been any violations of the laws, they added.

The Delhi government has announced compensation of Rs 10 lakh each for the relatives of the deceased and Rs 50,000 for those injured in the fire.

Earlier on Sunday, Delhi police arrested the owner of the building following several raids in the nation’s capital and Haryana.

Meanwhile, Delhi police said on Sunday they had collected biological samples from at least 20 people, whose family members are believed to have been killed in the blaze, for DNA profiling.

Those members also include relatives of the eight whose identities have already been verified, officials said.

At least 27 people were charred to death in the massive blaze that tore through the four-story building on Friday, police said.

“Although eight charred bodies have been identified, we have also collected DNA samples from their family members to fully confirm their identities.

So far, we have collected samples from more than 20 people for the DNA profiling process, which will be carried out by forensic experts,” said Sameer Sharma, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer).

“DNA sampling is a lengthy process. We will ensure that it is completed within five to ten days. Once DNA profiling is done, all bodies and charred remains found can be identified and released to members of the family involved,” he added. he added.

An expert from the Rohini Forensic Laboratory (FSL) said here that bones, hair with roots, teeth, blood and samples from other body parts were collected.

“On Saturday, our teams collected samples including those from the charred human remains, which were mostly bones and hair. The charred bodies that were identified were post-mortem while those not yet identified will also be identified through the DNA profiling,” the expert said. .

The official said the DNA profiling technique had already been used to verify the identities of victims during the northeast Delhi riots, the Anaj Mandi fire and a major fire at a shoe factory in Udyog Nagar, West Delhi.

Explaining the technique, he said DNA is extracted by breaking the cell membrane and the membrane of the nucleus.

It is then washed with alcohol and stored.

This is followed by DNA quantification to check its quality and quantity.

Later, it is subjected to a test called PCR amplification to make sure it is human DNA.

“DNA found in forensic samples is in very low quantity. Thus, it is amplified before DNA sequencing. Billions of copies are produced in this process. During DNA sequencing, the “Amplified DNA is sequenced in a DNA sequencer. These sequences are produced as a graph showing peaks. The DNA sequence is then compared to the queried DNA sample,” he added. .

The NHRC sent a notice to the Delhi government on Sunday, while observing that the incident established that city authorities have “learned little” from past experiences.

Police have so far recovered 27 bodies following Friday’s incident.

Among them, 14 were identified as women and six as men.

“The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has learned suo motu of media reports that as many as 27 people died in a major fire at a four-storey office in Mundka, Delhi on May 13.

“It would appear that this fire has once again established that city authorities have learned little from similar incidents in the past which exposed the complete absence of fire safety mechanisms and the gaping holes in their implementation.” , he said in a statement.

The panel addressed the notice to the Chief Secretary to the Government of Delhi, requesting a report within two weeks which would include action taken against those responsible, fixing culpability and the status of disbursement of aid or rehabilitation granted. by the government, if necessary.

In issuing the notice, the NHRC observed that, according to the media, “this appears to be the worst case of gross violation of the human rights of the victims due to utter apathy and utter dereliction of statutory duty officials in the national capital of Delhi, resulting in the loss of precious lives due to a fire”.

“Reviewing the seriousness of the matter and observing that the authorities seem the least bothered by its previous recommendations in similar incidents, the commission has also instructed its chief executive to immediately dispatch a team to conduct an on-site investigation into the matter,” the NHRC said in a statement.

He said that according to the media, the building did not have an approved plan and the factory was operating without any license.

“The fact is said to have come to light during an investigation by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation. Hundreds of buildings are operational in congested neighborhoods as authorities strive to contain them. There are several areas in Delhi where even firefighters cannot cannot enter due to rampant unauthorized construction,” the statement read.

A fire had occurred in Delhi’s Anaj Mandi neighborhood in 2019, in which 43 people had lost their lives, and the NHRC, learning about the incident, ordered the authorities to draw up a plan of action to tackle the problem of illegal industrial activities in Delhi.

“According to our information, a special task force (STF) has been formed by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and an inter-ministerial committee has been formed by the civic body.

The panel had submitted its action plan in 2020 and the STF gave its recommendations in 2021, but both have yet to be implemented,” he said.

According to reports, the investigation report to establish the guilt of those responsible for the Anaj Mandi fire has “never been made public”.

“It is also mentioned in the report that the Department of Urban Development, Government of Delhi had issued an order to the Delhi Fire Department and civic bodies, relaxing some of the standards, which were made strict after previous fires in Delhi. . “, indicates the press release of the CNDH.

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Governor Larry Hogan – Official Website of the Governor of Maryland https://web-a-photo.com/governor-larry-hogan-official-website-of-the-governor-of-maryland/ Fri, 13 May 2022 19:21:50 +0000 https://web-a-photo.com/governor-larry-hogan-official-website-of-the-governor-of-maryland/ Annapolis, MD— Governor Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan received their second COVID-19 vaccine boosters today, as they continue to encourage eligible Marylanders to get boosted for maximum protection against the virus. The B-roll of vaccinations is available here. “One of the reasons we have been so successful in the fight against […]]]>

Annapolis, MD— Governor Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan received their second COVID-19 vaccine boosters today, as they continue to encourage eligible Marylanders to get boosted for maximum protection against the virus.

The B-roll of vaccinations is available here.

“One of the reasons we have been so successful in the fight against COVID is our commitment to leave no arm behind and to vaccinate and stimulate as many Marylanders as possible,” Governor Hogan said. “If you are now eligible for a second booster, we encourage you to pick one up at your local pharmacy or one of our hundreds of vendors across the state. Learning to live with the virus is largely about doing use common sense and take the right precautions in our daily lives.”

The booster shots were administered by vaccinators at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). The governor presented a National Nurses Week proclamation to Karen Doyle, UMMC’s chief nursing officer.

Nearly 11.8 million COVID-19 vaccinations statewide. To date, Maryland has administered nearly 11.8 million COVID-19 vaccines, including more than 2.3 million boosters. Hundreds of locations across the state continue to offer free COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters. Find a provider at covidvax.maryland.gov.

COVID-19 Reminder Eligibility.

  • Second booster. All Marylanders age 50 and older are eligible for a second booster four months after their first booster, as are people age 12 and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised.
  • First reminder. All Marylanders ages 12 and older are eligible for an initial booster after completing their primary round of COVID-19 vaccines.

Test to treat. The state has expanded services at the State Center’s vaccination and testing site in Baltimore City to include free onsite consultations and COVID-19 treatment options. This initiative expands the federal Test to Treat model, which is being adopted by pharmacies and urgent care centers throughout Maryland. Use the Test to Treat locator to find a pharmacy or supplier near you.

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Amid drought, California desalination project at crossroads https://web-a-photo.com/amid-drought-california-desalination-project-at-crossroads/ Thu, 12 May 2022 05:11:38 +0000 https://web-a-photo.com/amid-drought-california-desalination-project-at-crossroads/ HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – For more than two decades, Orange County in California has debated whether to build a bathing plant to convert salt water from the Pacific Ocean into drinking water in hopes of protecting against droughts like the one currently raging in the most populous state in the country. Now, Poseidon Water’s $1.4 […]]]>

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – For more than two decades, Orange County in California has debated whether to build a bathing plant to convert salt water from the Pacific Ocean into drinking water in hopes of protecting against droughts like the one currently raging in the most populous state in the country.

Now, Poseidon Water’s $1.4 billion proposal is under critical review Thursday by the California Coastal Commission, which is charged with protecting California’s scenic shorelines.

Poseidon and his supporters, including Governor Gavin Newsom, say the Huntington Beach plant will produce 50 million gallons of water a day, which is crucial to help reduce state and federal water supplies after years of drought. Newsom, a Democrat, recently told the Bay Area News Group editorial board that a denial would be a “big setback” and “we need more tools in the damn toolbox” to fight the drought.

But environmental groups and Coast Commission staff, which reviewed the plan, oppose it. They argue that it will damage marine life by killing tiny organisms that form the basis of the ocean’s food web. They also say it is vulnerable to flooding and other hazards. And some in the water industry say the cost of desalinated water is too high and not needed in an area with access to cheaper sources.

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“The ocean is not our reservoir. We do not own its contents,” said Susan Jordan, executive director of the California Coastal Protection Network and member of the Stop Poseidon coalition. “It belongs to the planet, but they use it as their personal piggy bank and it’s not a piggy bank. It must be protected. »

California has spent most of the past 15 years in drought conditions. Its normal wet season that runs from late fall to late winter has been particularly dry this year, and as a result, 95% of the state is classified as severely drought-prone.

Last summer, Newsom urged residents to cut their consumption by 15%, but since then water consumption has only fallen by around 3%. Some regions have begun to introduce generally mild restrictions, in most cases limiting the number of days lawns can be watered. Stricter restrictions are likely later in the year.

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Much of California’s water comes from snowmelt and with a much lower than normal snowpack, state officials told water agencies they would only receive 5% of what they asked of state water supplies beyond what is needed for critical activities like drinking and bathing.

The idea of ​​desalination has been debated for decades in Huntington Beach, a coastal community southeast of Los Angeles known as “Surf City USA” that depends on its sand and waves for tourism. These days, discussions about the project have also focused on the impact of climate change on regional water supplies and sea level rise in the low-lying coastal area where the plant would be built.

Desalination takes seawater and removes salt and other elements to make it drinkable. These elements are discharged into the sea, while the water can be piped directly to consumers or used to replenish a groundwater basin. The country’s largest seawater desalination plant is already operating in neighboring San Diego County, and there are coastal plants in Florida as well.

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More than two decades ago, Poseidon proposed to build two desalination plants – one in San Diego County and one in Huntington Beach. The San Diego County plant was approved and built, and desalinated water now represents 10% of the San Diego County Water District’s water supply.

But the Huntington Beach project has experienced many delays. In 2013, the Coast Commission expressed concern that the proposed use of water intake structures to rapidly draw large volumes of water from the ocean would harm marine life. Poseidon, which is owned by Brookfield Infrastructure Partners, conducted additional studies and resubmitted the plan with a proposal to mitigate marine damage through the restoration of nearby wetlands.

Thursday’s commission hearing is seen by supporters and opponents of the project as do or die. Last month, panel staffers released a 200-page report opposing the project, saying it fails to comply with marine life protection policies and policies to minimize the risk of tsunamis and disasters. sea ​​level rise.

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Orange County has an extensive groundwater basin and recycles wastewater, making the region less dependent on imported water than San Diego. The Orange County Water District, which has announced plans to purchase Poseidon’s water, manages the basin that helps meet about 75% of water demand in heavily populated northern and central areas. of the county which are home to 2.5 million people.

Poseidon argues the county would still benefit from locking in a drought-tolerant spring, but critics say the region can do without and would be better served economically and environmentally by focusing more on recycling, noting that an expansion of the famed The county’s wastewater recycling program is already underway.

“It diversifies our offering as an insurance policy,” said Jessica Jones, director of communications for Poseidon. She said the benefits would extend beyond the California coast to inland communities and other states that could gain increased access to imported water supplies once Orange County can rely on desalinated water.

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Steve Sheldon, water district chairman, said he was confident other water agencies would also be interested in the water once it was a sure thing. Desalinated water is more expensive now, but Sheldon said he expects the cost of imported water to rise over time as well.

“Water supplies are dwindling,” Sheldon said. “This factory can be built in four years and I don’t know of any other project that can be brought online in at least a decade.”

But Paul Cook, general manager of the Irvine Ranch Water District – one of Orange County’s water retailers – said he doesn’t see the need for water in a county that has its own water sources. abundant and diverse. He said he didn’t want to buy expensive and unnecessary desalinated water for his customers, which would increase household water bills.

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“It might work in Abu Dhabi or Israel, but we’re not them,” he said of desalination. “We have our own needs, we have our own resources.”

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CM MK Stalin secures new policy after protester sets himself on fire – The New Indian Express https://web-a-photo.com/cm-mk-stalin-secures-new-policy-after-protester-sets-himself-on-fire-the-new-indian-express/ Tue, 10 May 2022 01:44:00 +0000 https://web-a-photo.com/cm-mk-stalin-secures-new-policy-after-protester-sets-himself-on-fire-the-new-indian-express/ Express press service CHENNAI: Following the death of 58-year-old VG Kannaiyan who set himself on fire on Sunday in protest against the eviction of Govindasamy Nagar residents in Raja Annamalaipuram by Water Resources Department (WRD) officials, Chief Minister MK Stalin told the Assembly on Monday that all residents of Govindasamy Nagar will be allocated houses […]]]>

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CHENNAI: Following the death of 58-year-old VG Kannaiyan who set himself on fire on Sunday in protest against the eviction of Govindasamy Nagar residents in Raja Annamalaipuram by Water Resources Department (WRD) officials, Chief Minister MK Stalin told the Assembly on Monday that all residents of Govindasamy Nagar will be allocated houses at resettlement sites being constructed in Mandaveli and Mylapore by the Tamil Nadu Urban Habitat Development Board (TNUHDB).

The CM said that a new resettlement policy covering all aspects of people’s welfare will soon be drafted and that people will now only be moved after all basic facilities have been provided at the resettlement sites. “Consultations will be held with people prior to resettlement to prevent such incidents. We will ensure conflict-free operation by talking with local elected officials,” the chief minister said.

Announcing Rs 10 lakh solatium to Kannaiyan’s family, the CM said he spoke with a heavy heart and hoped this would be the last of such tragedies. Meanwhile, Kannaiyan’s family refused to accept his body after he died around 3am at Kilpauk Medical College Hospital on Monday. He had suffered 90% burns.

The family wanted the government to file a complaint of complicity in suicide against officials, especially those in the Water Resources Department, who were involved in the eviction campaign, the Rs 50 lakh solatium and the government employment of a member. of the family.

According to a senior TNUHDB official, the land owning department, WRD, decided to evict the residents due to a contempt of court case.

“As we had to allocate houses to residents within a limited timeframe, we gave them resettlement sites where houses were vacant. We also assured residents that they would be allocated houses together in the same block when construction houses would be completed in other areas,” the official said.

Children look desperate as they sit on top of a razed house in Govindaswami Nagar. (Photo | P Jawahar, EPS)

Continuing their unrest on Monday, residents of Govindasamy Nagar wore black robes and held signs with the slogan “our land is our right”. They urged the authorities to stop the eviction and give them pattas for their homes. Leaders of various political parties, including CPI, CPM, DMDK and NTK, took part in the unrest.

Speaking at the site of the protest, CPM leaders said that if the authorities continue their eviction campaign, the party will stage an agitation demanding the removal of residents from apartments being built by a businessman whose the PIL seeking to evict the residents of Govindasamy Nagar prompted the action.

They said it was unfair that the eviction took place after successive governments encouraged residents to build houses. “Someone had to set themselves on fire for the government to hear us. We pleaded with officials saying we are not invaders and need time to leave,” said resident Vedhagiri.

Residents said their homes were 40ft from the Buckingham Canal and the locality was declared a slum in 1971.

Several civil society activists had written to the CM saying the slum had been classified as “clean” in 2005 and that carrying out an eviction in the middle of a school year violated children’s rights. The Supreme Court is expected to hold a hearing on Tuesday in the case filed by the residents.

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Nordstrom’s open edition is the secret to high fashion style on the cheap https://web-a-photo.com/nordstroms-open-edition-is-the-secret-to-high-fashion-style-on-the-cheap/ Sun, 08 May 2022 10:46:45 +0000 https://web-a-photo.com/nordstroms-open-edition-is-the-secret-to-high-fashion-style-on-the-cheap/ Us Weekly has affiliate partnerships, so we may receive compensation for certain links to products and services. Want a wardrobe that makes a statement, but don’t want to spend hundreds, or even thousands, on each individual piece of your outfit? To leave We introduce you to Open Edit. While some specific designers may always be […]]]>

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Want a wardrobe that makes a statement, but don’t want to spend hundreds, or even thousands, on each individual piece of your outfit? To leave We introduce you to Open Edit. While some specific designers may always be out of budget, Open Edit’s ultra-chic collection of clothing, shoes and accessories will always be there to make you look high fashion for less!

Open Edit is exclusive to Nordstrom, which is obviously amazing because it means you can get free shipping on every piece! Either way, we’re still scouring Nordstrom’s site, so it’s nice to know that there will always be an Open Edit piece (or a few hundred) ready to inspire our style. We hope our top five picks of the moment below inspire you too!

This pajama set

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Alright, yes, these cotton poplin pieces make a great pajama set, but don’t stop there! This tie-sleeve top is a must-have paired with denim shorts, and the bottom would look so cute with a scoop-neck tank top! Mix and match to your heart’s content!

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Say hello to one of the best warm weather blouses around! With a v-neckline, smocked back, airy puff sleeves and cropped hem, this modern and comfy take on a corset style will look awesome whether you dress it up or down!

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These clip-on earrings

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