Two arrested for possession of Cannabis and Cocaine

first_imgA man and a women were separately arrested yesterday as they were caught in possession of cocaine and cannabis in Ħamrun and in Xagħra respectively. Their hearing is scheduled for today.The arrests were handled by the Drug Squad in both localities.The female aggressor, who was arrested in Ħamrun, is 43 years old and resides in Valletta. She was found in possession of cocaine and cannabis. However, the amount seized suggests that it was not for personal use.The man, who is 29 years old and lives in Xagħra, was arrested at Mġarr, Gozo; after being caught possessing cocaine with the intention of trafficking it.Police investigations are currently ongoing, and the accused are expected to be taken to court separately in the upcoming hours.Read: Student caught red-handed with drugs in schoolWhatsApp SharePrint <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

VW to Offer to Buy Back Nearly 500000 US Diesel Cars Sources

first_img Volkswagen AG and U.S. officials have reached a framework deal under which the automaker would offer to buy back almost 500,000 diesel cars that used sophisticated software to evade U.S. emission rules, two people briefed on the matter said on Wednesday.The German automaker is expected to tell a federal judge in San Francisco Thursday that it has agreed to offer to buy back up to 500,000 2.0-liter diesel vehicles sold in the United States that exceeded legally allowable emission levels, the people said.That would include versions of the Jetta sedan, the Golf compact and the Audi A3 sold since 2009. The buyback offer does not apply to the bigger, 80,000 3.0-liter diesel vehicles also found to have exceeded U.S. pollution limits, including Audi and Porsche SUV models, the people said.U.S.-listed shares of Volkswagen rose nearly 6 percent to $30.95 following the news.VW in September admitted cheating on emissions tests for 11 million vehicles worldwide since 2009, damaging the automaker’s global image.As part of the settlement with U.S. authorities including the Environmental Protection Agency, Volkswagen has also agreed to a compensation fund for owners, a third person briefed on the terms said.The compensation fund is expected to represent more than $1 billion on top of the cost of buying back the vehicles, but it is not clear how much each owner might receive, the person said.Volkswagen may also offer to repair polluting diesel vehicles if U.S. regulators approve the proposed fix, the sources said.A VW spokeswoman, the EPA and the Justice Department declined to comment Wednesday.VW will pay cash compensation to owners who either sell their vehicles back or get them fixed, one of the people briefed on the matter said. Owners selling back their vehicles will get an additional cash payment on top of receiving the estimated value of the vehicles from before the emissions scandal became public in September 2015.Owners are expected to have around two years to decide whether to sell back vehicles or get them repaired. It is not clear whether VW will be allowed to resell vehicles they buy back, the source said.The framework deal with U.S. officials was reached after lengthy talks in recent days at the Washington law office of Robert Mueller. The former FBI director is the court appointed mediator named to help settle more than 500 civil suits filed against VW. The talks, which continued over the week, included all the government agencies and lead plaintiffs attorneys suing GM.Some elements of the settlement are still being worked out and details are not expected to be announced Thursday at a court hearing, the people briefed on the matter said. The final deal could still change before it is officially announced, they said.U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer in March gave VW until Thursday “to announce a concrete proposal for getting the polluting vehicles off the road.”Breyer said in March the “proposal may include a vehicle buy-back plan or a fix approved by the relevant regulators that allows the cars to remain on the road with certain modifications.”A final settlement is also expected to include an environmental remediation fund to address excess pollution emitted by the U.S. vehicles since 2009.It is not clear if the deal will resolve the U.S. Justice Department’s civil suit filed in January against VW or if VW will agree to pay a civil penalty. VW also faces ongoing criminal investigations by the Justice Department and other prosecutors around the world.Separately, Germany’s Die Welt newspaper reported Wednesday that the deal to settle the case would involve it paying each affected customer $5,000. But a person briefed on the matter told Reuters that no decisions on how individual compensation will be awarded have been made.In December, VW said it was creating an independent claims program for owners of vehicles with excess emissions.It named compensation expert Ken Feinberg, who administered funds for the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, BP Plc. Deepwater Horizon oil spill and General Motors Co. ignition switch crashes, to create and administer the program.(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by David Gregorio and Andrew Hay) Volkswagen Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business April 21, 2016 VW to Offer to Buy Back Nearly 500,000 U.S. Diesel Cars, Sources Say 4 min read 37shares Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel.center_img Add to Queue Image credit: simone mescolini | Shutterstock.com Next Article Reuters Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now »last_img read more

One in ten people over 40 in the UK has Type 2

first_imgMillions of Type 2 diabetes cases could be prevented if we help people understand their risk and how to reduce it. Even though the older people get the more likely they are to have Type 2 diabetes, it is never too early to know your risk so that you can make changes to prevent or delay it.The signs of Type 2 diabetes are often not obvious, that’s why spotting them early can be life-changing. Early diagnosis means that fewer people will experience diabetes-related complications such as sight loss, amputation, kidney failure, stroke and heart disease, because they could seek support to manage their condition effectively as soon as possible.We urge people over 40 to get an NHS Health Check and we advise everyone to find out their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes with the Know your Risk tool.” Feb 26 2019One in ten people over 40 in the UK is now living with a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, according to new analysis released today by Diabetes UK. The new figures show that there are 3.8 million people living with a diagnosis of diabetes in the UK, and 90 per cent of those with Type 2.There are almost 1 million more people living with Type 2 diabetes, who don’t know they have it because they haven’t been diagnosed, bringing the total number up to 4.7 million. By 2030 it is predicted this number will rise to 5.5 million.The dramatic increase in obesity rates is the main driver behind so many more people living with Type 2 diabetes in the UK. Three in five adults in England are overweight or obese, and while not every case of Type 2 diabetes is caused by excessive weight, it is the single greatest risk factor for developing the condition. Age, family history, and ethnicity can also contribute to someone’s risk, with people of African-Caribbean, Black African, or South Asian descent two to four times more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than white people.Related StoriesObese patients with Type 1 diabetes could safely receive robotic pancreas transplantUranium toxicity might have caused obesity and diabetes in Kuwait, finds new studyDiet and physical exercise do not reduce risk of gestational diabetesMany cases of Type 2 diabetes could be prevented or delayed by healthy eating, being more active, and losing weight if overweight.The symptoms, which involve going to the toilet a lot, being really thirsty, feeling more tired than usual and losing weight without trying, can be easy to miss especially in the early stages. The condition can go undetected for many years, and by the time they’re diagnosed one in three people already have complications with their eyes, feet, kidneys or nerves.With 12.3 million people at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, the charity wants to raise awareness of the risk factors so that people can take steps to look after their health and prevent or delay the onset of the condition and its serious complications.Diabetes UK is recommending that everyone use the free Know Your Risk online tool to find out their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, and is urging people aged 40 or over to take up a free NHS health check.Chris Askew, Chief Executive of Diabetes UK, said: Source:https://www.diabetes.org.uk/last_img read more

Mumbai Unable to locate 3yearold Divyansh who fell into gutter search teams

first_imgMumbai: Unable to locate 3-year-old Divyansh who fell into gutter, search teams call off operationsThe search for a three-year-old boy who fell into an open stormwater drain here on Wednesday has been stopped, a civic official said on Friday night.advertisement Next Press Trust of India MumbaiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 23:06 IST Divyansh Singh, who fell into a drain at Ambedkar Chowk in Malad East around 10 pm Wednesday, remained untraceable even after 48 hours.The search for a three-year-old boy who fell into an open stormwater drain here on Wednesday has been stopped, a civic official said on Friday night.Divyansh Singh, who fell into a drain at Ambedkar Chowk in Malad East around 10 pm Wednesday, remained untraceable even after 48 hours.The search was finally stopped around 10 pm, the spokesperson of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.The search team covered over 10 km of drainage line but in vain, another official said.The team of 50 BMC, Fire Brigade and National Disaster Response Force personnel searched the drain line by opening all manholes along the stretch.The child’s fall into the drain near Goregaon-Mulund Link Road was captured by CCTV cameras.Divyansh’s father Suraj Bhan Singh had alleged earlier that the authorities were not doing enough to trace his son.”The BMC, fire brigade and NDRF are not showing any intent to find my son. The fire brigade team did not even have a torch. NDRF jawans came and went back after marking their presence. Our family wanted to protest but were stopped by the police,” Singh had claimed.He also hit out at Mumbai Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar for not bothering to meet him or other members of the family.ALSO READ | 20 hours on, no trace of Mumbai toddler who fell down gutter, family inconsolableALSO WATCH | 2-year-old falls into open drain in MumbaiFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnupriya Thakur Tags :Follow Mumbailast_img read more