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Wholesalers Increase Distribution Prices

first_imgA week after Anderson News in January announced a 7-cents-per copy distribution price increase, Source Interlink also says it will also raise its rates by 7 cents. The two wholesalers account for around 50 percent of the magazine distribution market.Anerson CEO Charlie Anderson says that all wholesalers were in a money-losing business. “The business has not been profitable and has not been for a very long time. What we are trying to do is give some stability to the channel. Short of that, there will be an implosion in the business.” This raise represents about a 3.5 percent increase for Anderson. Discussions with Comag resulted in a three percent offer, and separate talks with Time Inc. arrived at 2 percent. The pricing is non-negotiable for either Anderson or Source, with both implementing a February 1 deadline for signed agreements, and plans to drop non-compliers. Comag’s president, Michael Sullivan, tells the New York Post that his clients have no intention of paying. “As we understand it, Anderson’s proposal is a unilateral effort to shift substantial costs to magazine publishers,” and  doesn’t “address the fundamental inefficiencies” of newsstand-distribution. Part two of Anderson’s program outlines an exit from bearing the costs of scan-based trading. “The last thing we want to do is exit the business, but why should we be in a business that doesn’t give us any return?”Jay Annis, vice president of single copy sales at Taunton Press, says: “The attempts by both at extracting a 7-cents-per-copy fee for distribution is unfair for any number of reasons, and the method in how they have gone about it is ridiculous.”last_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Nanny For Twin Babies In WilmingtonFull-Time Advanced Software Engineer at SymboticFull-Time Marketing Communications Manager at Locus RoboticsFull-Time Product Owner at UniFirstFull-Time Merchandiser at Frito LayFull-Time Human Resources Coordinator at SymboticFull-Time Executive Management Trainee at NAPA Auto PartsFull-Time Sales Manager Trainee at NAPA Auto PartsFull-Time 1:1 Educational Assistant at Wilmington Middle SchoolFull-Time Long-Term Math Substitute at Wilmington Middle School(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 4, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

Income tax notices to tax payers will soon have email ids phone

first_imgTo  make e-mails originating from income tax department convincing and authentic and remove the suspicion of phishing among tax payers, the Modi government has asked officials of the department to necessarily put their e-mail id and official phone numbers in such communication.The directive was issued to income tax officials by revenue secretary, Hasmukh Adhia, said PTI, claiming to have accessed the order.”Henceforth any notice, letter, communication issued by any officer under Department of Revenue, including Central Board of Direct Taxes, its directorates and field formations to the taxpayers, members of public should invariably contain mention of email address and office phone numbers, of the officers signing such, communications, notice, letters for facilitating tax payers’ electronic interface with the department,” the order said.”All are requested to kindly ensure that the above directions are strictly followed,” it added. “In case of doubt, the recipient or taxpayer could check the authenticity of the notice or letter sent by the Assessing Officer or the IT officer. The attempt is to make e-communication by IT department safe, secure and reliable,” a senior finance ministry official said.The move follows a recent pilot project, the first of its nature, to commence an e-mail based assessment of 100 tax payers each in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad and Chennai regions. The order to mention e-mail ids and phone numbers is to lend credibility to the communication.It is aimed at reducing the physical visits to the income tax department, reported PTI.last_img read more

The Undertaker defeats Goldberg at WWE SuperShowDown but fans term it the

first_imgUndertaker and Goldberg had a forgettable matchIf The Undertaker and Goldberg had a match 15 years ago, it would have been the most keenly anticipated contest in the wrestling world. But now, with both wrestlers on the wrong side of 50 and out of action for a long time, their first-ever contest in WWE turned out to be a fest of botches and barely-executed manoeuvres.This painful display of these two legends trying to extract the very last few drops of wrestling left in them left the fans watching around the world feel a great deal of anguish. Many vented their disappointment on social media while some outrightly ridiculed the contest.Highlights from The Undertaker vs Goldberg #WWESSD #WWE pic.twitter.com/P8rvs58IXK— Mordis Gooner ? (@maldivesgooner) June 7, 2019Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter TwitterOne term that came to be used very commonly on Twitter was ‘worst match.’ For some, it was the worst match of the year while some thought it was the worst match the two had competed in during the course of their entire career.To be fair to the two performers, they did try their best. Goldberg, whose previous run with the company produced only very short matches, did much more in this contest and used moves other than the ‘Spear’ and ‘Jackhammer.’ Undertaker too, tried his absolute best in living up to the expectations. But the fact that they are beyond the age where they can produce great matches was clearly visible. Pulling off their signature moves seemed much too hard for them. Goldberg even came dangerously close to suffering a serious neck injury when Undertaker performed his finisher, Tombstone Piledriver. The fact that the contest ended with a chokeslam from the Deadman where he could barely raise his opponent was rather apt.Hopefully, WWE and its boss Vince McMahon would have enough respect and concern for these two legends to not put them through another such contest. If they still compete, it should be against a younger wrestler who can work a good match against these legends. But the best option would be to let these wrestlers remain in retirement and let their aura remain undiminished.last_img read more

Union Budget 2017 updates How the tech industry reacted to FM Arun

first_imgThe Union Budget for 2017-2018 is out and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has been widely applauded for the changes brought into effect on Wednesday, February 1. IBTimes India has covered the budget allocations for various sectors, including railways, real estate, defence, income tax, agriculture, rural development, Fintech and the rest.Read: Sector-wise allocation in the Budget 2017-2018The bold decisions taken by Jaitley in the latest budget are widely welcomed by all the sectors. The latest budget has received mixed reactions from the technology companies, most of them applauding the minister’s announcements.Here are some of the major tech company responses to the Union Budget 2017-2018:MediaTek”We were expecting Financial Budget 2017 to offer incentives to start inflow towards design led manufacturing in place of assembly led manufacturing ecosystem, but it seems government not yet convinced towards adopting multiple layered incentives for localization while increasing the duties on CBU (Completely built Units), overall based on the information available from the budget the impact of the policies seems to be neutral for mobile/tablet industry, at best.There has been a 2% increase in duties levied on import of PCBA in India, which still will reflect only on one part of the manufacturing cycle with focus on assembly of mobile handsets. On the other hand, providing attractive incentives for localization of design and R&D capabilities would have bolstered the ‘Make in India’ initiative, and driven more handset makers to introduce design led manufacturing in India,” Kuldeep Malik, Country Head – Corporate Sales International, MediaTek India, saidShopClues”Budget was overall a populist budget; a move in the right direction but short of expectations. Push for Digital transformation & financial inclusion is applauded but the government has deployed lot more sticks rather than carrots too to push the “less-cash” agenda.I would have expected zero TDR for small value digital transitions. Investments in infrastructure, focus on Bharat & employment guarantee & women empowerment, political trans is welcome. Corporate tax break for SMES is very nice, and much awaited, it is important that government recognizes SMES to be the engine of India’s GDP growth. Incentive for Startup fell short of expectations. There is not much clarity around FDI, FIPB so let’s see how it pans out in coming days,” Sanjay Sethi, CEO & Co-founder of Shopclues, said.Paytm”It is a digital economy budget. Government has pushed the digital theme in every area of the budget. Every person from small shops to consumers is pushed towards the digital economy. Tax benefits, incentives to use digital payments and extending loans based on a digital footprint will create a larger merchant ecosystem for digital payments. Incentives for labour intensive sectors including housing, farming and dairy will help SMEs to create new jobs. Focus and attention to bank NPAs, as well as increasing bank capitalisation is great step towards strengthening the financial system of the country. Finally, the income tax rate changes will encourage more people to report their incomes and create a larger tax net for the country. Overall, it is a great budget that will encourage people to move to the formal economy and derive benefits,” Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder & CEO of Paytm, said.Opera”This year’s Union budget is game changing and progressive. Demonetization is leading Indians to shift towards a Digital India. The cashback scheme and referral bonus to promote the usage of BHIM app will make citizens more comfortable with mobile wallets. This is extremely encouraging for company operating in internet space like us because no of Indians coming online will increase exponentially.Our country is becoming the victim of hackers, the proposal of a dedicated Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) for the financial sector is a beneficial move as it would help in keeping transactions safe and secure. Moreover, the extension of tax holiday from existing 5 years to 7 years will cheer up the start-up ecosystem. We wish the finance minister a great luck to implement all the progressive reforms,” Sunil Kamath, ‎Vice President – South Asia & Southeast Asia at Opera, said.Sennheiser Electronics India”The Union Budget 2017-18 significantly focuses on bringing socio economic development and digitalization in the country while emphasizing on the nine key initiatives for economic reforms — Farmers and rural population, youth education and job opportunities, poor and underprivileged, infrastructure, financial sector, digital economy, public service, prudent fiscal management and tax administration.With increase in Foreign Direct Investment and Foreign Exchange reserve, India has now emerged as one of the fastest growing economy with an accelerated growth in 2016-2017.It is also quite encouraging to see that investment on infrastructure has been given priority at today’s budget while focusing on the GDP growth,” Vinu Cheriyan CFO & Director Operations at Sennheiser, said.itel Mobile”The Union Budget-2017 carries significant prospects for manufacturing brands. The FM has included provisions meant to boost electronic manufacturing by promoting MSIPS and EDF. Such policies would further receive funds worth 745 crores in FY18, hence, promoting indigenous manufacturers and attracting innovation and technology prowess engineered by foreign countries. And while the manufacturing sector celebrates policy changes, we further appreciate the streamlined delivery of these products, via the GST bill.These announcements are further in sync with the overall emphasis on transitioning India into a digital economy, empowered with fast internet access, cyber-security and access to smartphones. It is heartening to see the union budget for FY18 support the right to progress by shifting the focus back on to rural economy and agriculture; which truly resonates with our brand proposition. The provisions put forth in the budget are going to improve the buying capacity, digital lifestyles and affluence of the rural India and we at itel, welcome these changes and look forward to the promising year ahead,” Sudhir Kumar, CEO of itel Mobile, said.nexGTv”I welcome the budget and appreciate the clear commitment shown by the Government towards fueling the growth of digital adaptation by focusing on underlying infrastructure. This is reflected in the availability of more spectrums and 10k crore worth of budget allocation for fiber optic laying beyond the already laid 155000 km. The availability of bandwidth will help Indians adapt to the digital lifestyle and thus, will help in the growth of the entire ecosystem. Additionally, the rebate in tax for people, especially the ones at the bottom of the pyramid will increase their in-hand disposable income a part which will also be spent on mobility, data, and entertainment, further working for the benefit of the OTT players,” Abhesh Verma, COO of nexGTV, said.Roposo”The government’s move to enable startups, incorporated after 31 March 2016, avail of a three-year tax holiday in their first seven years is quite commendable. We also welcome the new relaxations provided in terms of carrying forward the losses. The government’s efforts to digitise India and promote digital payments should go a long way in boosting the country’s economic growth.However, the 5% corporate tax reduction is not relevant to most startups that have not yet begun generating as much revenue. Government should now start thinking about how to reduce startups’ real cost in the early years. In my opinion, income tax slabs should be made completely flat. Tax rates should not increase with increasing income,” Mayank Bhangadia, CEO and co-founder of Roposo, said.iValue InfoSolutions”We will call it a balanced budget, which will drive growth with prudence and addressing needs of the poor. The major thrust on Capex growth of 25% should drive demand. The focus on infrastructure and rural areas are welcoming. We did not hear much on cyber security with a greater push on the digital transaction, but for the creation of CERT. We still think a lot more focus is required on this front,” Sriram S, co-founder and Director at iValue InfoSolutions, said.Array Networks”I am overall happy with the budget, the increased focus on cashless economy and move towards digitization is very much appreciable. I will call it a forward looking budget with the balanced Tax soaps, IT rebates, focus on rural areas and SME development. Also, the reduction in tax for companies with less than Rs. 50 crore turnover, which will now be placed at 25% is a big win for MSME sector and around 96% of the companies will be benefitted by this major announcement,” Shibu Paul, Regional Director (IN , GCC & SEA ) at Array Networks, said.CrediHealth”The Union Budget 2017 has taken a step towards making healthcare not just affordable but structurally robust as well. However, technology could prove to be a disruptive factor in assuring that the healthcare reaches out to those who have been hitherto isolated from it. But, unfortunately the budget has completely overlooked the health-tech startups which are changing the landscape of healthcare industry in India. With a focus on transparency and reach, they have been deprived of an opportunity to make an dent in healthcare ecosystem,” Ravi Virmani, MD & Founder of CrediHealth, said.Aeris”Overall a very positive budget. Reduction of corporate tax rates from 30% to 25% for MSME firms will definitely encourage investors and corporates. Some of the steps taken will definitely increase foreign direct investment and lead to employment generation which will be good for country,” Rishi Bhatnagar, President at Aeris, said.last_img read more

Poonam Pandey goes braless for Team India after reaching semifinals by beating

first_imgPoonam PandeyInstagramAfter India booked a place in the 2019 World Cup semi-finals by pulling off a 28 runs victory over Bangladesh at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground, erotic actor Poonam Pandey decided to go braless to cheer for Team India.Showering her love over Team India, Poonam Pandey posted her braless picture on Instagram and wrote, “Good night Team India” followed a heart-shaped emoji. On every win, Poonam Pandey had been congratulating Team India and treating them with her striptease videos and pictures on social media.During the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, Poonam Pandey had pulled all the attention when she promised to pose nude if Team India wins the tournament. And it looks like the actress might pose nude this year as well if India lifts the World Cup trophy.Take a look.last_img read more

Walmart tops Fortune Global 500 list Which are worlds 100 largest companies

first_imgFortune magazines’ annual ranking of the world’s largest companies by revenue is out. The Fortune Global 500 list is dominated by American companies, with 132 positions out of the top 500, followed by 109 Chinese and 51 Japanese companies.In 2016, the world’s top 500 companies collectively generated $27.7 trillion in revenues and $1.5 trillion in profits. When it comes to employment, this year’s Fortune Global 500 companies together employed 67 million people in 34 countries.The companies are ranked based on total revenues for their respective fiscal years, ended on or before March 31, 2017. All companies that have made it to the list are required to publish financial data and report their figures partially or entirely to a government agency. Customers shop at a Walmart store on January 17, 2017 in Skokie, Illinois. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., America’s largest employer.Scott Olson/Getty ImagesAmerican multinational retailing corporation Walmart has topped the list consecutively for the past four years. Since 1995, the retailer has claimed the top spot a total of 12 times.In terms of industries, banking was the one with the most number of companies (55) on the list, followed by automakers/parts suppliers and petroleum refiners with 34 and 28 companies, respectively.Here’re the top 100 companies by their annual revenue:1 Walmart — $485,8732 State Grid — $315,1993 Sinopec Group — $267,5184 China National Petroleum — $262,5735 Toyota Motor — $254,6946 Volkswagen — $240,2647 Royal Dutch Shell — $240,0338 Berkshire Hathaway — $223,6049 Apple — $215,63910 Exxon Mobil — $205,00411 McKesson — $198,53312 BP — $186,60613 UnitedHealth Group — $184,84014 CVS Health — $177,52615 Samsung Electronics — $173,95716 Glencore — $173,88317 Daimler — $169,48318 General Motors — $166,38019 AT&T — $163,78620 EXOR Group — $154,89421 Ford Motor — $151,80022 Industrial & Commercial Bank of China — $147,67523 AmerisourceBergen — $146,85024 China State Construction Engineering — $144,50525 AXA — $143,72226 Amazon.com — $135,98727 Hon Hai Precision Industry — $135,12928 China Construction Bank — $135,09329 Honda Motor — $129,19830 Total — $127,92531 General Electric — $126,66132 Verizon — $125,98033 Japan Post Holdings — $122,99034 Allianz — $122,19635 Cardinal Health — $121,54636 Costco — $118,71937 Walgreens Boots Alliance — $117,35138 Agricultural Bank of China — $117,27539 Ping An Insurance — $116,58140 Kroger — $115,33741 SAIC Motor — $113,86142 Bank of China — $113,70843 BNP Paribas — $109,02644 Nissan Motor — $108,16445 Chevron — $107,56746 Fannie Mae — $107,16247 China Mobile Communications — $107,11748 J.P. Morgan Chase — $105,48649 Legal & General Group — $105,23550 Nippon Telegraph & Telephone — $105,12851 China Life Insurance — $104,81852 BMW Group — $104,13053 Express Scripts Holding — $100,28854 Trafigura Group — $98,09855 China Railway Engineering — $96,97956 Prudential — $96,96557 Assicurazioni Generali — $95,21758 China Railway Construction — $94,87759 Home Depot — $94,59560 Boeing — $94,57161 Wells Fargo — $94,17662 Bank of America Corp. — $93,66263 Gazprom — $91,38264 Nestle — $90,81465 Alphabet — $90,27266 Siemens — $88,41967 Carrefour — $87,11268 Dongfeng Motor — $86,19469 Microsoft — $85,32070 Anthem — $84,86371 Hitachi — $84,55872 SoftBank Group — $82,89273 Banco Santander — $82,80174 Citigroup — $82,38675 Petrobras — $81,40576 Robert Bosch — $80,86977 Deutsche Telekom — $80,83278 Hyundai Motor — $80,70179 Comcast — $80,40380 Credit Agricole — $80,25881 IBM — $79,91982 Electricite de France — $78,74083 Huawei Investment & Holding — $78,51184 Enel — $78,06485 State Farm Insurance Cos. — $76,13286 China Resources National — $75,77687 AEON — $75,77288 HSBC Holdings — $75,32989 Pacific Construction Group — $74,62990 Aviva — $74,62891 Uniper — $74,40792 Tesco — $74,39393 Engie — $73,69294 Airbus Group — $73,62895 SK Holdings — $72,57996 Phillips 66 — $72,39697 Johnson & Johnson — $71,89098 Procter & Gamble — $71,72699 U.S. Postal Service — $71,498100 China Southern Power Grid — $71,242 Close Should UK investors copy Warren Buffetts investments?center_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/1:46Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:45?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …last_img read more

Spain braces for mass protests in Catalonia crisis

first_imgProtestors gather holding Spanish flags during a demonstration against independence of Catalonia called by DENAES foundation for the Spanish Nation Defence at Colon square in Madrid on 7 October 2017.Spain braced for mass street protests Saturday as anger swelled against Catalan leaders’ vows to declare their region independent and the national government’s handling of the volatile political crisis.Tentative signs have emerged that the sides may be seeking to defuse the crisis after Madrid offered a first apology Friday to Catalans injured by police in a crackdown on their outlawed independence vote on 1 October.But uncertainty still haunted the country as Catalan leaders have not backed off from plans to make a unilateral declaration of independence within days, based on the result of the banned referendum vote.”There has to be a commitment to dialogue,” said Jordi Cuixart, president of one of the grassroots groups driving Catalonia’s separatist movement, on Catalan radio on Saturday.”We will never refuse that. But we… will continue to demand a commitment that the referendum law be fulfilled.”Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy has vowed to block independence as well as any referendum.And he has rejected calls for mediation in a dispute that has drawn cries of concern all over Spain, and even from Barcelona and Real Madrid footballers.- ‘Let’s talk’ -Spain’s deepest political crisis in decades has raised fears of further unrest in the northeastern region, a tourist-friendly area of 7.5 million people that accounts for a fifth of Spain’s economy.Opponents of secession called for demonstrations around Spain on Saturday and a major rally in Barcelona on Sunday.A movement called “Let’s Talk” urged citizens to gather dressed in white in front of town halls across the country, demanding dialogue to end the crisis under the slogan: “Spain is better than its leaders”.”It’s time to come together to tell them that they are incapable and irresponsible,” the group’s manifesto reads. The gatherings will start from around midday (1000 GMT).A separate “patriotic” march was called for the same time in central Madrid, organised by activists defending the unity of Spain.- Back from the brink? -Friday saw the first signs the sides may be willing to step back from the brink in a political conflict that risks destabilising Europe.After days of ill-tempered rhetoric, the central government said it regretted the injuries and suggested Catalonia should hold a regional election to settle the crisis.Catalan government minister Santi Vila, a close of ally of regional president Carles Puigdemont, meanwhile told broadcaster Rac1 that his side could consider a “ceasefire” in the dispute, to avoid a further crackdown by Madrid.Businesses and the government have kept up economic pressure on Catalonia however, with several big companies announcing moves to shift their headquarters to other parts of Spain.- ‘We deeply regret’ -Puigdemont had been due to appear at the regional parliament on Monday but postponed it by a day, a spokesman said, gaining time and easing tensions.It remains unclear what he plans to say, although some leaders are hoping he will use the opportunity to make a declaration of independence.Spain’s central government apologised on behalf of police to people hurt in Sunday’s referendum disturbances.”I can do nothing but regret it, apologise on behalf of the officers who intervened,” said the government’s representative in Catalonia, Enric Millo.Central government spokesman Ignacio Mendez de Vigo also said he “regretted” the injuries.”It would be good to start mending this fracture… through regional elections,” he told a news conference.In Madrid meanwhile, Catalonia’s police chief and two prominent separatist leaders including Cuixart avoided being remanded in custody at a court hearing Friday over sedition accusations.- Economic pressure -Spain’s Constitutional Court on Thursday ordered the suspension of a session scheduled for Monday in the Catalan parliament at which some leaders have called for an independence declaration.If Catalonia declares independence, Spain could respond by suspending the region’s existing autonomous status and imposing direct rule from Madrid.On another front, the government in Madrid pushed ahead with a measure to pressure Catalonia economically.It passed a decree to make it quicker for businesses to shift their legal domiciles away from one region to another.With its own language and cultural traditions, demands for independence in Catalonia date back centuries but have surged during recent years of economic crisis.The Catalan government on Friday published final results from the referendum indicating that 90 percent of voters backed the idea of breaking away from Spain.Turnout was 43 percent.Recent polls had indicated that Catalans are split on independence, though leaders said the violence during the referendum turned many against the state authorities.last_img read more

Nusrat killed as posed threat to Siraj gang

first_img*This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Nusrat Nowrin. Principal Siraj Ud Daula. File photoNusrat Jahan Rafi was posing a threat to all and she must be dealt with ‘all the strength’, Feni Sonagazi Islamia Fazil Madrasa principal Siraj Ud Daula told his students who went to visit him in jail on 3 April.The students also agreed to the decision, Siraj Ud Daula said in his 19-page confessional statement recorded under the act 164 before the court of the senior judicial magistrate Md Zakir Hossain in Feni 7 April.Siraj was arrested from the madrasa on 27 March in a sexual assault case. He was showed arrested in another case on 9 April over setting Nusrat on fire.Several students, including Shahadat Hossain Shamim, Nur Uddin, Abdul Quader and Jabed Hossain, went to meet him at jail on 3 April and they said he would not be granted bail soon, Siraj told the court.He tried to know what steps were taken regarding Nusrat’s family. He talked to Shahadat and Nur Uddin alone and asked them to create pressure on her family. If they did not succumb to this, Nusrat should be killed in a manner that would seem as a suicide. Awami League (AL) leaders Ruhul Amin and Maksud Alam were to help, according to the statement.”Shahadat and Nur Uddin agreed with my plan and then left. I informed the students as she posed a threat to our combined interest,” Siraj told the court.Siraj built liaison with the local AL leaders and the administration after he joined in the Sonagazi Islamia Fazil Madrasa in 2001. He formed a strong relationship with Ruhul Amin and Maksud Alam. He could execute any decision regarding the madrasa due to this liaison, he told the court.Madrasa unit BCL president Shahadat Hossain Shamim, Nur Uddin, Hafez Abdul Quader, Zabed, Zubayer were among the students Siraj built an intimate relationship with. They were given concessions and other benefits and were used to intimidate the teachers and students of the madrasa.”In the morning on that day, I called in Nusrat through my office assistant Nurul Amin. Nusrat came with three more girl students. I had information that she had a relationship with another boy. So I created pressure on her. We exchanged a few words. When she fell down, I grabbed her from behind. She kept sitting on the floor. Then she left,” Siraj told the court.”Nusrat’s mother tried to kill me in the afternoon. I threatened her. Nur Uddin was present there. Later, Shahadat came in. I called Ruhul Amin and he sent sub-inspector Iqbal from the police station. Then I was taken to the police station,” he added.last_img read more

Lithium to be extracted from geothermal waste

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — A technique developed by a Californian company, Simbol Mining, will enable the valuable mineral lithium, widely used in high-density batteries, to be reclaimed from the hot waste water produced by a geothermal power plant in California. The consumption of lithium has been increasing globally, and is predicted to triple by 2020 as lithium battery use increases, electric cars become more widespread, and as more batteries are used to store electricity produced by solar and wind sources.The traditional sources of lithium are soil and brine dried in salt ponds, especially in Chile and Bolivia, but the waste water produced at the geothermal power plant, which can be millions of gallons a day, is equally rich in lithium. Extracting the lithium from geothermal waste water is easier than extracting from brine, and less water-intensive than extracting from soil, and the process has a smaller environment footprint because the water has already been extracted to generate electricity. The geothermal plant is built on top of the San Andreas Fault at the Salton Sea in southeastern California, around 80 miles east of San Diego. The plant is one of a cluster of geothermal plants that draw hot water at up to 360C from underground to the surface to produce the steam that drives electricity-generating turbines. The hot waste water produced in the process is salty and rich in silicates and minerals such as lithium.The presence of silicates presented problems in the extraction because they tend to clog equipment, but Simbol now uses a technique developed in the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California to remove the silicates from the waste by precipitation and filtration. The filtered water is then passed over a chemical resin that draws lithium ions from the solution to form lithium chloride, and then the remaining solution is returned to the ground. Lithium chloride is not a suitable form for shipping, so sodium carbonate is added, and the mixture forms lithium carbonate, which is easier to transport.The extraction process is partially driven by the heat of the waste water, which means the environmental impacts are fairly minimal, according to geologist Michael McKibben of the University of California at Riverside.Simbol Mining has tested the process fully and is now constructing a pilot plant, which is expected to produce around a tonne of lithium per month. If the pilot is successful, more ambitious plants will be built. Chief Executive Officer of Simbol, Luka Erceg, said he also expects the method to be used to extract other minerals such as manganese and zinc, since the Salton Sea is rich in minerals having, as Erceg said, “half the periodic table” in the water.Simbol Mining’s project has been aided by $6.7 million in funding from Firelake Capital and Mohr Davidow Ventures.More information: www.simbolmining.com/© 2009 PhysOrg.com Researchers power up new lithium battery for hybrid cars Lithium ingots with a thin layer of black oxide tarnish. Image: Wikimedia Commons Explore further Citation: Lithium to be extracted from geothermal waste (2009, December 14) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-12-lithium-geothermal.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more