New Delhi: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray Monday met Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and demanded that the Assembly polls in the state, due later this year, be conducted through paper ballots instead of Electronic Voting Machines. In his visit to the national capital, the first in more than a decade, Thackeray said he has submitted a letter to the Election Commission, demanding it to switch back to the traditional paper ballot. He termed the meeting “mere formality”. “There are doubts in the minds of voters that the votes they cast do not go to their chosen candidates. In such a scenario, the Election Commission should switch back to paper ballots and conduct the Maharashtra state polls through it. We strongly feel that the EVMs can be tampered with,” Thackeray told reporters after the meeting. Thackeray also cited media reports which stated that there was a difference in the tally between the votes cast and votes counted in nearly 220 Lok Sabha constituencies. “This gave rise to suspicion in our minds. The doubts over credibility of the EVMs further increased when the Election Commission removed this data from the its website,” he said in the letter. He also sought to know how secure are the Public Sector Undertakings — Bharat Electronic Ltd and Electronic Corporation of India — which manufacture the EVMs. The MNS did not contest the Lok Sabha polls but Thackeray had run an aggressive campaign against the Narendra Modi government. The party contested the 2009 and 2014 Assembly polls in which its tally came down drastically from 13 to one.
The 13th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards Gala took place at the Beverly Wilshire during the weekend.These awards honor filmmakers who create compelling stories catered toward the 50-plus audience. The gala benefited the AARP Foundation and their efforts in raising awareness of hunger among seniors in the U.S.13th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards GalaCredit/Copyright: Rachel BujalskiGriffin’s spunky and sassy personality kept everyone in a jovial and uplifted mood. She called AARP “the new mafia, the new Sopranos.” Griffin struck a more personal note when she asked her 93-year-old mother – who was in attendance – to stand and be recognized.Kathy Griffin At 13th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards GalaCredit/Copyright: Rachel BujalskiFilm legends Bruce Dern and Susan Sarandon graced the stage to accept their awards. Bruce Dern won Best Actor for “Nebraska” and Susan Sarandon – who has appeared in 70 feature films throughout her career – won the Lifetime Achievement Award.Steve McQueen At 13th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards GalaCredit/Copyright: Rachel BujalskiLook to the Stars caught up with Jane Seymour, Ted Danson and Steve McQueen regarding their charitable work. Seymour spoke about the Open Hearts Foundation. “We support a number of different charities. What we do is every year, we honor people who have taken a challenge in life and turned it into an opportunity to help others. Last year, Glenn Campbell was one of the recipients and the Alzheimer’s Association received our support.”When Ted Danson isn’t acting, the two main charities that he supports are Oceana – an international ocean conservation organization – and Angels at Risk, a Los Angeles non-profit that helps prevent teenagers and families from succumbing to drug and alcohol-related challenges.Steve McQueen, director of “12 Years a Slave,” spoke passionately about his support of Anti-Slavery International, the oldest abolitionist charity in the world that began in 1839.“There are still 21 million people in slavery today,” he said. “I want to be involved with liberating people.”When asked what advice he would give to an eight-year-old who wanted to change the world, McQueen emphatically responded, “Don’t compromise. Believe in what you want to do and don’t accept no for an answer.”Copyright ©2014Look to the Stars
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CHETWYND, B.C. – Four new bridges have been constructed in the Peace region due to severe flooding in 2016.“The 2016 floods caused a lot of hardship for people in the Peace, and we’re taking action to ensure roads can withstand future flooding,” said Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “These bridges are part of our flood recovery program and will increase safety and reliability for people travelling on Highway 97.”When flooding caused significant damage throughout the Peace Region, these new bridges all located near Chetwynd, are designed to ensure people can continue to travel safely and efficiently along Highway 97 during heavy rains or flooding. The ministry has invested over $80 million on the extensive response and recovery work completed since June 2016.“Highway 97 is a vital link to Chetwynd and beyond for industrial, commercial, emergency, recreational and residential users,” said Allen Courtoreille, mayor, District of Chetwynd. “For this reason, the District of Chetwynd is very grateful that the Province of B.C. and Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure have heavily invested in infrastructure that can cope with heavy rainfall and snowmelt events, to keep this important corridor open.”Flood recovery projects may be eligible for funding support through Public Safety Canada’s Disaster Funding Assistance Arrangement.
Rabat – Foreign Minister, Salaheddine Mezouar, met Thursday in Rabat, in the presence of Minister-delegate for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Mbarka Bouaida with Mayra Arosemena, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Panama.The two officials discussed ways to strengthen bilateral relations to the level of a multidimensional strategic partnership, welcoming the decision of Panama to open its embassy in Morocco.The Moroccan diplomat also welcomed Panama’s decision to withdraw its recognition of so-called SADR and its willingness to work together with the UN efforts to reach a solution to the artificial conflict over the Moroccan Sahara. He stressed that Morocco has made every effort at the UN Security Council in order to reach a final and lasting political solution to this conflict by proposing the Sahara autonomy initiative that was hailed by the international community, and by launching development programs in the southern provinces of the Kingdom.For her part, the Panamanian official welcomed Morocco’s role in the stability and development of Africa, thanks to its strategic geographical position.She highlighted the economic potential of the Kingdom, including its expertise in economic and financial matters, as well as the role of the Moroccan private sector in Africa.
A senior United Nations official today welcomed the release of a Lebanese citizen apprehended by Israeli Defense Forces on Sunday in a disputed area of land located on the border between southern Lebanon and the Golan Heights, announcing that the UN peacekeeping operation in Lebanon (UNIFIL) is conducting its own inquiry into the episode.“We are pleased to say that early this morning this Lebanese citizen was released and has returned to Lebanon,” said Special Coordinator for Lebanon Michael Williams, referring to the incident, which took place in the Shebaa Farms area.“UNIFIL has launched an investigation to establish the exact circumstances of this incident,” Mr. Williams said in a statement following a meeting with Lebanese Foreign Minister Ali Shami in Beirut.Mr. Williams said he had a positive meeting with the Foreign Minister, which provided an opportunity to follow up on their discussion a few weeks ago, their first since the new Government was formed late last year.Their talks included the implementation of Security Council resolution 1701, which called for a full cessation of hostilities between Israel and Hizbollah and greatly increased the UN peacekeeping force – known as UNIFIL – in the conflict zone.In addition to expanding UNIFIL, which currently has nearly 13,000 military personnel, the resolution called for respect of the so-called Blue Line separating the Israeli and Lebanese sides, disarming militias including Hizbollah, and an end to arms smuggling, among other measures.“I informed the Minister that the twelfth report of the Secretary-General on this resolution is due to the Security Council at the end of this month,” said Mr. Williams. “In that regard we discussed the situation in south Lebanon,” he added, referring to the region where Israel fought a 34-day war with Hizbollah in 2006.The UN envoy briefed Mr. Shami on his talks last week with Israeli officials who confirmed their commitment to the cessation of hostilities in Lebanon. “Much more needs to be done,” stressed Mr. Williams. “We are hoping that progress can be made in order to move from a cessation of hostilities to a more enduring ceasefire.” 1 February 2010A senior United Nations official today welcomed the release of a Lebanese citizen apprehended by Israeli Defense Forces on Sunday in a disputed area of land located on the border between southern Lebanon and the Golan Heights, announcing that the UN peacekeeping operation in Lebanon (UNIFIL) is conducting its own inquiry into the episode.
Some city councillors are thinking about asking the province to step in. We spoke with Linda Jeffrey, Ontario’s Municipal Affairs Minister who says the province is watching Toronto closely, and is willing to work with council if a motion is brought forward: “I think what I’ll do is we’ll continue to evaluate and monitor whats going on in the City of Toronto and certainly we will work with council. Whatever they bring forward obviously they have a motion on their agenda next week and certainly when it appears in front of me as the Minister, I will evaluate it and work with the City of Toronto.”Jeffrey also says she has no plans at this point to alter the Municipal Act to force Ford out of office. 00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09
The annual Pottahawk boat party on Sunday was smaller and calmer this year but police still had to deal with incidents that included a capsized boat, impaired driver and barbecue-burned partyer.Norfolk OPP Const. Ed Sanchuk said the boat sank around noon.“People wonder why the police have to be out here but that’s one of the reasons why. There were five people on that boat.”Officers from the OPP Marine Unit assisted the operator and captain to safely but noted the boat was heavily overloaded, with water lapping at the gunwales, and included a large cooler strapped to the front of the vessel. Sanchuk said a 46-year-old operator from Port Colborne has been charged in the incident.Also early in the day, a woman was burned by a barbecue and at least one impaired boater was arrested.“We’re not here to ruin people’s fun but people seem to think nothing will happen to them because they’re out on the water. Out here, seconds can make the difference between life and death so we’re asking everyone to be responsible – especially if you’re carrying people in your boat.”Sometimes known as the Pottahawk Pissup, the event, which is always on the second Sunday in July, tends to feature a lot of boats, bikinis and booze on the remote Pottahawk Point off of Port Rowan or Turkey Point in Lake Erie.Some years there have been 10,000 people and more than 2,000 boats at the event where some boaters line up their vessels so that people can climb across a line of boats.Many others like to stand around and socialize in the waist deep water.But this year, said Sanchuk, high water meant the usual standing area wasn’t as comfortable as normal and there was little shoreline available.Some boaters reported being unable to get their boats out of boathouses due to the high water.Despite the perfect weather, Sanchuk estimated there only were about 500 boats at the event by mid-afternoon.He said the high police presence was there to watch for impaired operators, check that boats were carrying proper safety equipment and respond to emergencies. Norfolk OPP officers arrested at least one impaired boat operator at the annual Pottahawk event Sunday. The OPP Marine Unit received calls through the 911 system and could respond to zone areas that were marked out along the shore.Sanchuk said boaters should understand that “impaired is impaired, whether you’re on land or water”.He added that alcohol sometimes causes Pottahawk partyers to do foolish things like, if stranded at the island, try to swim back to shore – a distance of at least five kilometres.At the Port Rowan marina, Katherine Atkins and her husband Stan were preparing to launch Wine Goddess Too but planned to steer clear of Pottahawk.“We don’t like Pottahawk,” said Katherine Atkins, of Hamilton.“We’re going somewhere quiet to float.”SGamble@postmedia.com@EXPSGamble5 people rescued from #Pottahawk in Lake Erie after boat sinks. Please make sure YOU put #SafetyFirst. @NorfolkCoFire@NorfolkEMS @NorfolkCountyCA #NorfolkOPP ^es https://t.co/AbJrLptIjP— OPP West (@OPP_WR) July 14, 2019 Norfolk OPP officers picked up passengers in an overloaded boat that sank during the Pottahawk boating party Sunday.
Mogensen has received an order for a further type S2056 sizer from the El Nasr phosphate rock processing plant in Egypt, part of EL Nasr Mining. The new machine, scheduled to be delivered in early August 2012, is to be used to supplement the two machines currently in operation and increase capacity. Mogensen’s connection with the El Nasr plant goes back 28 years. Two S2056 sizers lined with wear-resistant vulcanised rubber were delivered in 1984; they operated successfully under very arduous conditions meeting all specified requirements for 17 years. In 2001, they were replaced by two identical machines, which have maintained the previous levels of performance.The feed to the sizers is an abrasive phosphate rock slurry delivered from a rotary crusher via a trommel fitted with 30 mm aperture screen panels. Each sizer takes 150 t/h of <30 mm rock in 150 t/h water and makes a separation at 1.5 mm, 60% of the feed being less than the separation size. Oversize material is recycled via a cone crusher to the machines thus increasing the feed rate by an estimated 50%. Each sizer is driven by two counter-rotating Invicta BL50-75/6 rotary electric vibrators delivering a linear vibration.Mogensen believes that this continuing business at El Nasr results from the advantages offered by the sizers’ screening technique, which is based on using a bank of relatively steeply declined decks with apertures greater than the aimed-for separation size; typically, the bottom deck aperture is twice the separation size. The large open area available for material flow allows the Mogensen machine to process a much larger volume of feed than would be possible using a conventional screen occupying the same floor area. The resulting benefits are that the machine is much lighter than would be the case with a conventional screen of the same capacity, the support steelwork needs to be less massive and power consumption in relation to the feed rate is comparatively low. Maintenance is quicker and cheaper as the Mogensen screen decks are relatively small and easy to handle.
THE TWO MAIN opposition parties have criticised the government after it emerged that the text of the HSE Service Plan was altered the day before it was published.A story in today’s Sunday Business Post reports “last minute” changes to the text of the executive’s spending plans for 2014 which contain €619 million in cuts.The story says that the text of the plan was changed from “it will not be possible” to meet all of “the growing demands” placed on the health service next year to “it will be very challenging” to meet those demands.Speaking on RTÉ’s This Week programme earlier, the HSE director general Tony O’Brien confirmed that Cabinet discussions about the Service Plan on Tuesday “changed the context in which the service plan was to be approved”.“Minister [James] Reilly contacted me after the Cabinet, told me about the decisions, we discussed the changes that might be necessary in order to reflect those changes,” he said. “I proposed the changes, he agreed them, and the plan was published.”A spokesman for Reilly said that “the changes to the language of the Service Plan were made possible by virtue of what was approved at Cabinet last Tuesday.“The Cabinet decided that Health would receive an extra €47 million – €46m from Social Protection, €1m from elsewhere – and approved a budget management strategy that informed the final draft of the Service Plan.”‘Extraordinary’But opposition parties slammed the news today, with Fianna Fáil’s health spokesperson expressing outrage at the “extraordinary” report from Pat Leahy in the Business Post.“Coming just a week after it emerged that the scale of the deficit this year was much greater than the figure outlined in the Dáil by Minister Reilly, this raises serious questions about the accuracy of what people are being told about our health services,” the Cork North-Central TD said.Kelleher said that by “forcing the presentation” of the plan to be changed “for political purposes” the government had implicated senior executives in the HSE.But O’Brien told RTÉ that the situation was “nowhere near as dramatic” as claimed and said that the Service Plan was changed to “reflect decisions that were made”, distancing himself from claims that anyone threatened to resign during the process.“It seems every time anyone says anything in health about anything there’s a suggestion we’ve all threatened to resign whether that’s me or Ministers,” he said. “I’m not aware of anyone having threatened to resign.”Sinn Féin’s health spokesperson Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin said that Reilly had “sanitised” the presentation of the HSE’s spending plans and said that the funding plans “now have zero credibility”.Read: HSE still reviewing where €108m ‘unspecified’ pay savings can be found in 2014HSE Service Plan confirms €619 million in cuts across health services next year
BAUSCH + LOMB are to invest about €6 million in its Waterford plant to demonstrate their commitment to the site after the recent dispute brought its retention into question.Staff are being informed of the investment today which will see packing and inspection systems at the contact lens manufacturer updated.Last month the company announced that it was reducing its 1,100 strong workforce by 200 people and implementing pay cuts of 20%.Following union negotiations, staff agreed to a 7.5% reduction in basic pay, the elimination of some bonuses, an extra hour in work per week, and a reduction in the sick pay scheme.B+L’s vice president of manufacturing Angelo Conti met with unions and management at the plant today saying that the cost reduction deal has allowed them to give the green-light to the investment and “develop into the future”.Jobs Minister Richard Bruton released a statement from a trade mission in Shanghai welcoming the investment. He said that it is the ‘latest step’ in ensuring the long-term future of the Bausch + Lomb facility.Siptu has welcomed today’s announcement.“Our members made a very difficult decision last week to sacrifice some of their income in order to secure a future for the plant,” said organiser Alan O’Leary.“This was a courageous and brave decision by the workers. In many respects it was a significant leap of faith by the workers in the hope that the parent company would reciprocate and invest in their futures.”The union hopes to enter talks with the firm to reduce the number of proposed voluntary redundancies. It would like to secure a position whereby any improved market conditions would be taken into account over the two year period.Read: IDA promises to help Bausch & Lomb as workers vote for massive cuts >Read: Bausch & Lomb staff vote in favour of cost cutting measures >
In China, America and Europe of today no one dares to call another Chinese, American or European a witch. People are living longer lives. Infant mortality and maternal mortality have dropped. In the Gambia because of poor environmental sanitation, nutrition and medical services people are frail and fragile. Many people have been misdirected by propaganda to resort to unofficial sources of treatment. Funerals are becoming rampant and people are wondering why death is consuming both young and old.The worst crime against humanity is to arrest people, subject them to drinking hallucinogenic drugs and sentence them to death by inhuman and degrading treatment based on the subjective accusation of a so-called witch doctor without any due process of law.There is no doubt that if any dead body is subjected to autopsy by qualified personnel the cause of death would be known.Hence those who claim to know how people die should be ready to explain the way the death occurs and autopsy be done to find out the cause of death.We are now in the 21st Century. All Africans should see their fellow Africans as brothers and sisters who deserve love, respect and care. We need a message promoting solidarity and mutual trust among Gambians and not a message that is promoting division and suspicion.
Logo of FireFive people, including a woman and her son, were burned to death as a house caught fire when they were sleeping in Golapganj upazila of Sylhet early Sunday.The incident occurred when lightning struck a gas riser in a colony of Dhaka Dakhhin union, leading to fire incident around 4:00am, local people said.Those who died on the spot were identified as Taskima Begum, 32, wife of Bablu Miah, hailing from Moglabazar Khalermukh village of South Surma upazila, their two-year-old son Tahmid, Sebul, 18, employee of Bablu, Jihad, 20, and Shebu Begum, 22, wife of Machhkandar Ali, hailing from Ponairchak village in the same upazila, according to UNB.About 20 others — residents and those who tried to rescue fire victims — were injured. They were taken to Golapganj upazila health complex for treatment.A seriously injured person was shifted to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital, said physicians at the health complex.Three of the houses were damaged entirely while four others partially in the fire that was extinguished after 6am.Two units of firefighters rushed to the spot and brought the fire under control after three hours’ frantic efforts, said AKM Fazlul Haque Sibly, officer-in-charge of Golapganj police station.Dinomoni Sharma, deputy assistant director of Sylhet Fire Service and Civil Defence, was quoted by UNB as saying that the fire originated from gas riser that was exploded by a lightning strike.
Two people, including a teenager, were killed in separate road accidents in Jashore and Panchagarh districts on Friday.In Jashore, 23-year-old Jamal Hossain was critically injured after a speeding truck ran him over on Jashore-Chuknagar Road at Sundolpur Bazar.He was taken to upazila health complex but the physicians suggested shifting him to Jashore General Hospital. The physicians at the hospital pronounced him dead after he was taken there, said Maruf of Manirampur Upazila Health Complex.Jamal was the son of Khakhan, a resident of Agarhati village.In Panchagarh, a mentally-challenged teenage boy was killed when a speeding truck ran him over on Debiganj-Demra Highway in Debiganj upazila at noon.The deceased was identified as Munir Mukit, 12, son of Moshiur Rahman of Collagepara in the upazila.Rabiul Islam, officer-in-charge of Debiganj police station, said Mukit was riding a bicycle on the highway when a truck hit him, killing him on the spot.
Share SAN ANTONIO POLICE DEPARTMENTDetective Benjamin Marconi served 20 years with the San Antonio Police Department.About 2,000 police officers will be in San Antonio this morning to bid farewell to police Detective Benjamin Marconi. Marconi, 50, was gunned down eight days ago while sitting in his patrol car, writing a traffic ticket. LISTEN: Story airing on Texas Public RadioAt 10 a.m. a sea of squad cars and blue uniforms from around the country will accompany Detective Marconi’s hearse along a private processional route from a downtown funeral home to Community Bible Church near North Loop 1604.Police expect traffic to be heavy from 9 a.m. until 11a.m. along the route from McCullough to I-35 North, 281 North, Eastbound Loop 1604, to Gold Canyon and the church property. The funeral service at 11 a.m. will be live streamed on the church website. San Antonio Police Association President Mike Helle says after that officers will stand at attention outside the church. “They will play taps. They will then do the 21-gun salute. You’ll probably see two or three helicopters do an aerial flyover.”Helle says police radios will then crackle as Police Chief William McManus performs a solemn ritual.“The Chief of Police will get on our agency’s radio and broadcast on every single channel that they are officially retiring Detective Marconi’s badge number for all eternity for our police department.”Helle says men and women who wear the uniform routinely travel hundreds of miles to attend the funerals of other officers who’ve died in the line of duty because they understand the emotional and physical toll that comes from doing the job. “It’s just that level of respect from coast to coast and it’s just a beautiful thing to see.”Copyright 2016 KSTX-FM. To see more, visit KSTX-FM.
Share Robin Jerstad for The Texas TribuneState Sen. Carlos Uresti, D-San Antonio, speaks at a press conference outside the federal courthouse in San Antonio after being found guilty of multiple felonies on Feb. 22, 2018.Gov. Greg Abbott has scheduled a July 31 special election to replace state Sen. Carlos Uresti, D-San Antonio.Uresti announced his resignation Monday, four months after he was found guilty of 11 felonies. The resignation is effective Thursday.The filing deadline for the special election is Monday, and early voting will start July 16, according to Abbott’s proclamation. The document also outlines Abbott’s reasoning for calling what is known as an emergency special election, noting Uresti’s District 19 has been “without effective representation” for over a year due to his legal troubles and it is important to fill the seat as soon as possible.Abbott had the choice of setting the special election for the next uniform election date — Nov. 6 — or at an earlier date. Uresti had asked Abbott to slate the special election at the same time as the Nov. 6 elections, saying it would “save the 17 counties and taxpayers thousands of dollars.” At least two Democrats are already running to finish Uresti’s term, which ends in 2021: former U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego of Alpine and state Rep. Roland Gutierrez of San Antonio. Pete Flores, a Republican who unsuccessfully challenged Uresti in 2016, has also announced a special election run. Uresti was indicted last year on charges including fraud and money laundering stemming from his involvement with FourWinds Logistics, a now-defunct oilfield services company found to have perpetrated a Ponzi scheme against investors. Uresti worked as general counsel for the company, owned a 1 percent stake and earned a commission for recruiting investors, according to court documents. He was found guilty on all counts in San Antonio federal court on Feb. 22.
00:00 /50:15 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Listen On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Assuming Gov. Greg Abbott signs a bill passed by state lawmakers, you may soon need to be 21 to buy tobacco products in Texas. We discuss what this bill might accomplish, and what else is being done to try to curb tobacco use among young people.Also this hour: Nancy Sims and Brandon Rottinghaus join us to discuss political developments in Austin, Washington, and here in Houston. Then, we discuss a proposed water conservation plan from Houston Public Works.And, one man’s search for a lost statue honoring the victims of the Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900.We also offer a free podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and other apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Share
The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more March 28, 2014 — VeriTeQ Corp. is rebranding its Q Inside SmartMarker to lead its radiation dosimetry business. 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Etihad Airways president and chief executive officer James Hogan continues to deny the airline is subsidised. Etihad’s James Hogan, an Australian has ongoing rivalry with Qantas chief executive officer, Alan Joyce. The included report includes a PowerPoint slide titled “Equity and Shareholder’s Loan” that also details that the loan would be interest free and subordinated. State owned Etihad Airways stood to benefit from a secret $US3 billion (AUD $3.3 billion) loan from the Abu Dhabi royal family, despite it always claiming that it does not receive royal financial support. The findings come as Qantas is about get rid of 5000 jobs and the Abbott government drags its fleet on helping the struggling airline. Mr Hogan said at the International Aviation Club in 2009 that the airline received no handouts. In addition, a Booz and Co report prepared in 2010 shows that Etihad used special deductions in the UAE to post its first $US 12 million profit in 2012. Another slide entitled “What Etihad needs to win” outlines subsidies the airline really wants including PSO destinations loss to be underwritten”, the granting of land for more Etihad buildings and “approval of acquisition of targets” in passenger air transport which include strategic equity stakes in Virgin Australia, Air Berlin and Jet Airways. According to a leaked report obtained by Fairfax Media, if Etihad secured the loan, it would not be required to make loan repayments until 2027, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. Another slide called “Public Service Obligations” also deals contention over whether Etihad sponsors all of its benefactors itself, or with the help of the Abu Dhabi monarchy. Etihad Airways’ competitors, such as Qantas Airways have complained of predatory behaviour by the airline off the back of UAE government subsidies. It states that the Abu Dhabi Executive Council of the Emirates government backs “Man City”. This means that the Abu Dhabi government is backing English Premier League team Manchester City, which is also owned by the Emirates Crown Princes’ brother Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Source = ETB News: Tom Neale