The Sun Daily
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BUKIT MERTAJAM: A 12 feet long crocodile weighing 250kg was discovered by the public at Sungai Semilang in Juru here. Upon sighting the crocodile at 9.50am today, members of the public notified the Penang Fire and Rescue Department. Following the report, personnel from the Fire and Rescue Department, state Civil Defence Department, Penang Wildlife and National Parks removed the crocodile from the swampland. According to personnel from the Penang Wildlife and National Parks, the estimated age of the reptile was 80-years-old, and it was likely in a frail condition due to its age. "This is a saltwater crocodile. The population is sporadic in Indonesia, Philippines and Malaysia, with some areas harbouring large populations such as Borneo and Sumatra. "However, the population in Peninsular Malaysia is very small," he told reporters. He said the crocodile would be sent to a nature park in Selangor.
EDIS Emergency & Disaster Alert
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The U.S. Coast Guard says its crews are responding to an oil spill on the lower Mississippi River that left an estimated 840 gallons of crude oil in the water. Coast Guard officials said early Wednesday that the spill happened southwest of Venice, Louisiana. The Coast Guard said skimming vessels, boom and other materials were being used to reduce the spread of oil and collect oil from the water's surface. It planned to conduct a flight over the area on Wednesday to assess the situation.
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Daily Mail - Entertainment
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A new report from Vulture estimated the total series earnings of the principal cast members after CBS earlier this week renewed the Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady-created comedy for two more seasons.
Daily Mail - Entertainment
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A new report from Vulture estimated the total series earnings of the principal cast members after CBS earlier this week renewed the Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady-created comedy for two more seasons.
The Economic Times
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"The east coast is our future because western offshore fields are in a heavy declining trend," Sengupta said in an interview in his office in New Delhi. "To keep India's gas production alive, the east coast needs to make a tremendous contribution in the next two decades." The country's biggest hydrocarbon producer expects the area, including its KG-DWN-98/2 block, will add about 40 million standard cubic meters to daily gas production within five years, according to Sengupta. That's almost half of India's net gas production of 84 million standard cubic meters a day from April 2016 to February this year. Oil output could rise by 77,000 barrels a day, he said. ONGC's block lies next to Reliance's KG-D6, one of the biggest discoveries of the year when it was found in 2002. Production there has tumbled about 85 percent since hitting a peak in 2010 as the private Indian company and BP found the reservoir is more difficult to produce from than they had initially estimated.
PC Pro
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That philosophy is certainly evident in his design, although that boundary will no doubt abruptly reappear when the calendar needs charging or the Wi-Fi goes down. See related Meet the world’s first intelligent turntable Life after Kickstarter: what happens after a projects funded? Kickstarter success Znaps is ignoring its backers, and selling directly to the public But I’m clearly being harsh, and the brilliance of the design lies within its simplicity – just like an old school wall calendar. When I asked why nobody had done this before earlier, the actual answer was “they have, they just did it unconvincingly.” An Indiegogo campaign with an estimated delivery of December 2015 shows an e-paper calendar so complicated, it’s like somebody just dumped Excel onto a Kindle, then decided it wasnt busy enough, so added a round bezel behind the square display.
The Economic Times
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The move is expected to benefit many of the over 21 lakh people estimated to be living with HIV in India. Moreover, viral hepatitis has also been recognised as a serious public health problem in India by the World Health Organisation (WHO) with a total of over 52 million people infected with chronic hepatitis in the country. Out of this, 40 million people in India are chronically infected with Hepatitis B and 6 to 12 million people are chronically infected with Hepatitis C, latest assessment by the UN agency shows. The regulator has also allowed leeway to manufacturers for conducting clinical trials or bio-equivalence studies in India. While these studies are conducted to test new drugs on local patients, they take a long time and hence often delays launches in the country. The new norms issued by the regulator allows companies to apply for such studies and product approvals simultaneously, whereas usually companies have to submit data from trials before seeking product approvals.
The Economic Times
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For the financial year 2008-09, the I-T officer estimated the deemed rental value to be Rs 96 lakh. After allowing for a 30% standard deduction, he sought to tax Rs 67.2 lakh in the hands of Khan. According to Ghosh, tax treaties entered into with UK, US and Canada contain similar wordings as the India-UAE tax treaty. “So they should be doubly careful and must include the rental income in the I-T return they file in India. They can claim a credit for taxes paid in such other country , as per the provisions of the relevant tax treaty,“ Ghosh added.
Ars Technica UK
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Enlarge (credit: Vignesh Natarajan ) The male equivalent of the at-home pregnancy test may have just landed. With a simple smartphone device and a chip that slurps up sperm, men can easily and cheaply measure the count and motility of their swimmers . The test is about 98 percent accurate, takes less than five seconds, and requires no training to run, Harvard researchers report Wednesday in Science Translational Medicine . It’s also cheap—the device and the microfluidic chip cost just $4.45 total to manufacture. Researchers are hopeful that the invention will help couples trying to have children—as well as those trying not to. Worldwide, it's estimated that more than 30 million men face fertility issues at some point. And couples in developing countries or remote areas may not have easy access to fertility clinics. On the flip side, those who undergo vasectomies are encouraged to monitor their sperm counts afterward to make sure the procedure worked.
Voice Of America
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Brazil is expected to export 28 million tons of corn and 61 million tonnes of soybeans in the 2016/17 crop year according to the USDA. It is the world's largest soybean exporter and second-largest corn exporter. China and Peru agreed in 2015 to study a 3,000-mile-long railway through the Andes, but Peru balked when China estimated its cost at $60 billion. Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski later said the rail should go through Bolivia. Land-locked Bolivia has long pined for a corridor to the Pacific, blasting Chile for taking its coastline in a war in the late 19th century and maintaining its Navy on Lake Titicaca. Brazil had also questioned the Chinese project and would likely back the Bolivian route, a member of the Brazilian delegation said. "We identified problems in the reports made by the Chinese group. We communicated the points of disagreement to Chinese authorities and we are seeing how we can continue the studies," said Joao Carlos Parkinson, coordinator of economic affairs at Brazil's Foreign Ministry, who attended the meetings.
The Iran Project
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Iran has agreed in principle to accept some oil payments in rupees to fund imports from India worth an estimated $2.5 billion a year, a senior commerce ministry official told Reuters. No timeline has been fixed as yet to implement the new mechanism, however, as both sides await the outcome of Iran's presidential election in May and seek clarity on the Trump administration's approach toward Tehran, he said. The payment woes have hit the revenues of Indian exporters as they struggle to complete deals struck when the rupee account was flush with funds. Several containers from India are held up at Iranian ports, exporters said. Our clients are threatening to cancel orders and procure from China, said Jayanti Goela at Gas Lab Asia, a Delhi-based exporter that had won an order to supply gas storage tanks to Tehran. India's major exports to Iran include food, chemicals, engineering products, garments and drugs.
Voice Of America
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Rising rates of superbug tuberculosis (TB) are threatening to derail decades of progress against the contagious disease, experts said Thursday, and new drugs powerful enough to treat them are few and far between. TB kills more people each year than any other infectious disease, including HIV and AIDS. In 2015 alone, it is estimated to have killed 1.8 million people, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). While some new antibiotics with the potential to treat some drug-resistant strains are becoming available for the first time, experts who conducted a global study said that without accurate diagnostics, better case tracking and clear treatment guidelines, their effectiveness could rapidly be lost. "Resistance to anti-tuberculosis drugs is a global problem that threatens to derail efforts to eradicate the disease," said Keertan Dheda, a University of Cape Town professor who co-led research published in the Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal.
Politico
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Informed Comment
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Only 16 percent of items that have been submitted for GRM approval for water and sanitation projects have made it past the Israeli-imposed blockade. As part of the GRM, Israeli authorities can reject or delay projects and specific items entering Gaza based on their claimed security concerns. Around 70 percent of materials needed to build water and sanitation infrastructure are estimated to be classed as “dual-use” items. Most of these essentialdual-use” items wait between 61 to 100 days before their approval is decided. Oxfam Country Director Chris Eijkemans said that for Palestinians living in the territory under tight Israeli control, just 4 percent of freshwater is safe to drink amid a “staggering escalation of the water crisis.” “The UN-brokered system is unaccountable, fundamentally flawed and gives the appearance of legitimizing Israel’s illegal blockade on Gaza, Oxfam wrote in a press release.
Channel 4
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It's screaming. They are really afraid. Every time that she pulls them, they just want to hold something. All these animals, like, all the monkeys, the only way to get them, they must shoot the mother. 'It's estimated that for every baby primate that is taken from the wild,.
Voice Of America
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"The snowblower hasn't been even taken out," Michelle Griffith said. She estimated that the couple picked up an extra 20 percent in revenue because they kept the converted firetruck operating through the winter. But they did change the menu to fit the calendar. "We've done chili, hot chocolate, warm comfort foods," Griffith said. "I wouldn't sell chili in the middle of the summer at an amusement park."
EDIS Earth Bound Object Alert
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Autocar
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His net worth is estimated to be around £300 million. Wolff took an interest in the Williams F1 team (for whom his wife, former DTM racer Susie Stoddart, was a test driver), then in 2013 moved to Mercedes (one of his companies had already built DTM cars for them) as an investor. At the time, he says, the Brackley project was a team of survivors. They’d survived British American Racing, Honda and Brawn but werent competitive. “Surviving means learning not to get caught by a bullet,” says Wolff, “so you’re never going to expose yourself. It wasnt the ideal philosophy. What we do now is to support people. We dont blame individuals. We blame problems.” As Wolff describes it, the deal with Mercedes F1 was simple. “They said: ‘We’d like to sell you 40%. You are the managing partner. You run it. Keep the bullets away from us if it doesnt go well.
Kent Online
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A grandmother has been left with an estimated £10,000 repair bill after she went to reclaim her recently vacated three-bedroom house.
Voice Of America
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An analysis of the semen's quality and concentration, said Petrozza, is based on parameters for fertility established by the World Health Organization. He said the American Society for Reproductive Medicine has been in contact with the world body. “And I know that recently they've worked with the World Health Organization in trying to look at global infertility and trying to see how can we can bring treatment, how can we bring diagnostic tests to resource-limited countries. And this could be a potential way to do semen analysis in a very cost-effective way,” said Petrozza. Millions of couples struggle with fertility An estimated 45 million couples around the world struggle with fertility. Forty percent of the time, say experts, infertility is due to abnormal sperm. Petrozza and colleagues are aiming to get the male sperm analyzer on the market in the next 18 to 24 months, to be sold alongside pregnancy tests. He says they're hoping to keep the cost of the device to anywhere from $30 to $45.
Global News
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The area where the Husky pipeline leaked is popular for hiking, camping and other outdoor recreation.
The Huffington Post
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Many of these communities are already struggling to comply with federal standards to deliver reliably safe drinking water. About 4 million rural Americans receive water from small, under-resourced water utilities that dont properly conduct required lead testing, USA Today reported last year. The bulk of these water utilities are also dealing with decaying delivery systems. Small water systems will need an estimated $64.5 billion in infrastructure spending over the next 20 years, according to an EPA assessment. Forcing water systems to put off needed investments in infrastructure would likely make problems increasingly expensive to fix. A report released Wednesday by the Value of Water Campaign found that U.S. water systems of all sizes already are dealing with an $82 billion infrastructure investment gap between actual funding and whats needed.
Daily Mail - Australia
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It affects nearly one in ten people, and causes more disability than any other condition. No wonder it's estimated to cause more than ten million sick days annually and the NHS £481 million a year.