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Coillte stockpiling in UK unit ahead of Brexit

State-owned forestry company Coillte has begun stockpiling wood in its UK operation so it can continue to serve British customers after Brexit. Nearly 50% of revenues of Medite Smartply, Coillte’s MDF and oriented strand board/OSB wood products provider, are generated in the UK construction market.

Samsung seals the deal on expanded KT LTE emergency network

(Image: Supplied) Samsung has clinched a deal with South Korean telco KT to help expand its public safety LTE (PS-LTE) network, based on the 3GPP standard Release 13, the companies have announced. The South Korean tech giant will provide its network solutions for 10 major metropolitan regions....

Voters in N Ireland go to polls amid fresh effort... Voters in Northern Ireland go to the polls on Thursday amid a fresh effort to defrost the...

A total of 819 local government election candidates are standing across 11 council areas. Among noteworthy races for seats will be Sinn Fein’s former West Tyrone MP Barry McElduff’s efforts to return from the political wilderness. He was forced to step aside after offending the families of those....

High Court to decide on new inquest over girl’s ‘air pollution’ death The mother of a nine-year-old girl whose death was linked to air pollution is to...

Ella Kissi-Debrah died in February 2013 following three years of seizures and 27 visits to hospital for asthma attacks. Her mother, Rosamund Kissi-Debrah, applied to the court for a fresh inquest after new evidence came to light regarding air pollution levels close to their home.

B.C. premier suggests sending more gas through Trans Mountain pipeline

At the same time as the province heads to court over a law that would let Alberta turn off the taps, B.C.'s premier is wondering whether more gas could come through the pipeline at the root of the dispute. John Horgan wants to see if the existing Trans Mountain pipeline could transport more gas to....

PM: Strange statement by Roodal on whistleblowers

The first protection you should give to a whistle­blower is to try and keep them alive, Oropouche MP Dr Roodal Moonilal said yesterday, as he contributed to the debate on the Whistleblower Bill in Parliament. “If you blow the whistle on a $147 million corruption (scheme), those are big numbers,....

No to bloodshed in Venezuela

We fear that the foundation is being laid for a further worsening of the crisis in Venezuela. On Tuesday, Mr Juan Guaido—the opposition chief who in January declared himself interim president—released a video recorded at an air force base in Caracas, showing him with a group of soldiers as well as....

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange sentenced to 50 weeks in British jail for skipping bail

LONDON - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was sentenced to 50 weeks in jail by a London court on Wednesday (May 1) for skipping bail to enter the Ecuadorean embassy where he was holed up for almost seven years until police dragged him out last month. Judge Deborah Taylor read out the sentence as....

We exepect car sales to rise from Jul-Sept quarter, says R C Bhargava

The car market has remained almost flat in the fourth quarter and new norms have increased the cost of the vehicles, said R C Bhargava , chairman, Maruti Suzuki India Limited. In an interview with Swati Khandelwal , Bhargava said that the sales may bounce back in July to September quarter of this fiscal.

Giving a contemporary twist to traditional weaves

To popularise the use of natural fabrics like silk and khadi among millennials, the state government is planning to give a contemporary look to garments made from them. Bhagyashree Banayat, managing director, Maharashtra State Handlooms Corporation Limited, said the younger generation was shifting away from silk and khadi.

Zoetis Becomes First Human-Animal Bond Certified Company

ORLANDO, Fla. May 1, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) and the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), who jointly founded the Human-Animal Bond Certification program last year, announced today that Zoetis, a leading animal health company, has become the first Human-Animal Bond Certified Company.

5 million Yemenis lose jobs amid years of war: minister

More than 5 million Yemeni workers lost their jobs as a result of the years of war in the impoverished Arab country, Yemen's Minister of Social Affairs and Labor said Wednesday. According to a statement by the Yemeni minister Ebthaj Al-Kamal carried by state-run Saba News Agency, 5 million workers....

'The Mueller Report' is officially a best-seller Source: AP

NEW YORK (AP) - "The Mueller Report" is now officially a best-seller. A published edition of the government findings on alleged ties between Russian officials and Donald Trump's presidential campaign sold more than 40,000 copies last week, according to NPD BookScan.

Zoetis Becomes First Human-Animal Bond Certified Company

ORLANDO, Fla. May 1, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) and the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), who jointly founded the Human-Animal Bond Certification program last year, announced today that Zoetis, a leading animal health company, has become the first Human-Animal Bond Certified Company.

Target Range School District, some taxpayers at odds over out-of-district students

Target Range seventh-grader Silas Jones talks with a classmate during a science class at the school on Wednesday afternoon. The school district hopes Missoulians will approve a $8.27 million bond that would improve school safety and classrooms like Jones'.

Daughter of footy hardman Mark Geyer sues the owner of 'NRL Memes' Facebook page

The daughter of rugby league hardman Mark Geyer has sued the owner of a Facebook page who shared a screengrab of a video falsely claiming to show her having sex with an player. The 'NRL Memes' Facebook page shared a still image from the video in March, falsely claiming it showed Montanna Geyer having sex with Penrith Panthers player Tyrone May.

Palestinians can use Trump’s peace plan As a launchpad – Oped

But have Palestinians marginalized themselves through their rejectionism, handing Israel a clear path to pursue its one-sided objectives with little or no resistance? Through rejectionism, the Palestinians have allowed themselves to be boxed-in, giving extremist voices the power to bully and silence pro-compromise moderates into non-engagement.

Russia: US Courting ‘Drastic Consequences’ in Venezuela

The unrest in Venezuela is turning into a battleground of rhetoric between the United States and Russia. After a telephone conversation between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday, the Russian warned of “the most drastic of consequences” if the U.S. continued what he called “aggressive steps.

GSK sees shingles vaccine sales rising, as free cash flow concerns weigh

(Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline forecast on Wednesday that 2019 sales of its shingles vaccine would be more than £1 billion but the British drugmaker’s shares slipped on concerns about its pharmaceutical business and free cash flow. Shingrix, the shingles vaccine launched in 2017, is an important....

Democrats weigh contempt of Congress for William Barr

House Democrats said they are considering holding Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress after he informed them he won’t meet their deadline for turning over the unredacted special counsel’s report and won’t appear to testify Thursday. says Democrats changed the rules on him, souring....

Xinjiang surveillance app targets legal, everyday behaviour: rights group

Beijing has come under international criticism over its policies in the northwest region of Xinjiang, where as many as one million Uighurs and other mostly Muslim minorities are being held in internment camps, according to a group of experts cited by the UN.

Good news for the self-employed in Malaysia | #AsiaNewsNetwork

PUTRAJAYA (The Star) - Self-employed workers will soon get better protection from any risk at the workplace following the government’s move to enhance the Self-Employment Social Security Act and several related labour laws. Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said the protection would be....

Saradha chit fund scam: CBI seeks Rajeev Kumar's custody

The face-off between the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the West Bengal government over the Saradha chit fund scam probe entered a decisive phase on Wednesday, when the probe agency submitted documents in a sealed cover to incriminate former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar.

Samajwadi Party fumes as EC rejects ex-BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav's nomination papers

In a major setback to Mahagathbandhan strategists, the Election Commission rejected the nomination papers of sacked Border Security Force personnel Tej Bahadur Yadav on Wednesday. Yadav had filed two nomination papers in a span of around six days from Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency.

Terror factories waiting for weak govt: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi used all kinds of political ammunition to attack the Mahagathbandhan and the Congress in three quick rallies two in Uttar Pradesh and one in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday. "If the country is safe, our aspirations will be fulfilled," PM Modi said at the rally to mobilise....

Top carmakers post double-digit fall in domestic sales in April

Country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL) reported a decline of 17.2% in its wholesale figures, indicating that the slump in the automobile industry continued in April. The vehicle manufacturers expect the sales to get impacted further during the year due to volatility in fuel prices....

'Every train is a response to the trains that transported Jews'

A memorial ceremony for Holocaust Remembrance Day took place at Kibbutz Tel Yitzhak in central Israel on Wednesday evening. Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz was the keynote speaker at the event and said, “Remember and never forget. This is what the six million Jewish brothers who perished in the....

Conviction for Minneapolis cop prompts questions about race

A cross stands at the memorial for Justine Ruszczyk Damond near the alley where she was killed in Minneapolis, on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor has been found guilty of third-degree murder and manslaughter in the July 2017 fatal shooting of Damond, who had....

Trump May Be Sued for Violating Emoluments Clause, District Judge Says

WASHINGTON—U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia Emmet Sullivan refused the Trump administration’s motion to dismiss a Democratic lawmaker-initiated lawsuit claiming that America’s first billionaire president violated the Constitution’s rarely cited Foreign Emoluments Clause.

Facebook Overhauls Design as It Moves Focus to Private Messaging

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Facebook debuted an overhaul of its core social network on April 30, taking its first concrete steps to refashion itself into a private messaging and e-commerce company as it tries to move past scandals while tapping new revenue sources.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller Has a Lot of Explaining to Do

There is one clear takeaway from five hours of testimony by Attorney General William Barr before the Senate Judiciary committee today: It's time to hear from the great gray sphinx of the entire Russia-gate saga, Special Counselor Robert Mueller. Except for muttering “no comment” to an MSNBC reporter....
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