Saturday, August 10, 2013


 




Radioactive water runs out of Fukushima 


 



An aerial view shows workers wearing protective suits and masks work at a construction site (C) of the shore barrier to stop radioactive water from leaking into the sea at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on August 9, 2013. (Reuters/Kyodo)
The workers wearing protective suits and masks work at a construction site (C) of the shore barrier to stop radioactive water from leaking into the sea at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on August 9, 2013. 

Radioactive water from Fukushima Leak caused by overflow: Contaminated groundwater accumulating under the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant has risen 60cm above the protective barrier, and is now freely leaking into the Pacific Ocean, the plant’s operator TEPCO has admitted. Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) – the operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant – has started pumping out contaminated groundwater from under the facility. Having admitted that the groundwater has been mixing with radioactive substances seeping out of the plant, and then flowing out into the Pacific Ocean, TEPCO now hopes the pumping will reduce the leakage. While on Friday the company managed to pump out 13 tons of water in six hours, it plans to boost the amount to some 100 tons a day with the help of a special system, which will be completed by Mid-August. Japan’s Ministry of Industry has recently estimated that some 300 tons of contaminated groundwater have been flowing into the ocean daily ever since the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that triggered the disaster.


NZ dairy giant’s Fonterra products recalled from Sri Lanka

New Zealand dairy company Fonterra has recalled two batches of milk powder under Sri Lankan government orders after allegations it contained traces of a farm chemical dicyandiamide(DCD), AFP reports. Sri Lanka's Health Ministry said it considers DCD to be a "toxic chemical", however Fonterra has denied its products contain it. Sri Lanka's Court of Appeal has temporary banned Fonterra advertising in the country until August 21, when test reports from foreign laboratories are expected, a court official said. This comes after Fonterra sent out an alert to its clients saying some of its products produced in May last year could be contaminated with bacteria that can trigger botulism.


Shipwreck on Italian coast 

A fishing boat carrying 120 migrants has run aground just off the Sicilian coast, leaving six African asylum seekers dead, said the coastguard. Most of the stowaways managed to get to shore, but the six who drowned were unable to swim. Most of the migrants came from Egypt and Syria and were all under the age of 30.


India launches own nuclear sub’s reactor

India on Saturday activated the atomic reactor onboard INS Arihant – the first nuclear submarine solely designed and built by the country. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said the development is a giant stride in the progress of India’s own technological capability. It also effectively means India will soon achieve the missing third leg of the nuclear weapons triad, and have the capability of firing nukes from the land, air and sea. INS Arihant, which is the first ballistic missile submarine built outside the five recognized nuclear powers (the US, Russia, France, Britain and China), will now head for sea trials, which will last for at least 18 months. While India plans to deploy the locally-built sub to its navy within two years, it also acquired a Russian Nerpa nuclear submarine for its navy on a 10-year lease from Russia last year.


Indonesian volcanic eruption 

At least six people have been killed on the Indonesian island of Palue after Mount Rokatenda erupted, throwing a shower of hot ash and rocks high into the air. The victims were caught in a rain of ash on a nearby beach. The volcano had been showing signs of a large eruption since last year, causing the evacuation of thousands of people as a precautionary measure.


Israeli drone  for deadly Sinai strike

An Israeli drone was behind the airstrike that killed four Islamist militants in Sinai, Egypt on Friday, an Al-Qaeda inspired group active in the area has claimed. Ansar Jerusalem said in a statement posted on a militant website that a drone had crossed into Egyptian territory to carry out the attack. Israel has thus far refrained from commenting on the attack.


​Clashes in Northern Ireland 

On Friday riot police dispersed a rally of Protestant loyalists protesting against an Irish Republican Catholic parade through Belfast, leaving 56 officers injured and 2 civilians. While preventing possible clashes between loyalist Protestants and Republicans, police officers encountered a barrage of bricks and bottles in the Royal Avenue shopping district, where Protestants blocked the route planned for the march by Catholic Republicans. The clashes eventually put five law enforcement officials into hospital, while 21 more were treated on site. The parade had to be redirected to West Belfast. The last time Protestants clashed with riot police was less than a month ago.


​ US border agent who gunned down Mexican 

The US agent who shot dead a Mexican teenager on the Arizona US-Mexico border in 2011 will not be charged because the fatal injury did not occur on American soil, the Justice Department has decided. Ramses Barron was shot dead by a police patrol through a border fence in Nogales, Arizona, after he pelted officers with rocks. A US investigation claims that Barron paid no heed to commands in Spanish to stop throwing stones. The Mexican government condemns the US’ use of lethal force on the border, which is currently under investigation.
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Wital See Marketing Ltd. forays into retail with its Flagship Retail Chain - ‘Wee Stores’

Retail Chain launch by film-star Sridevi - Brand Ambassador for Wee Stores

Mumbai, 08 August 2013: Wital See Marketing Ltd. India’s emerging business entity announced its foray into retail with the opening of its flagship retail chain ‘Wee Store’ in select cities across India. The event will also mark the launch of Wee Store’s TV commercial starring Sridevi, who is also the brand ambassador for the retail chain.
Mr. Jyoti Narain, Executive Director, Wital See Marketing Ltd. said, “With rising aspiration levels backed by higher disposable incomes Indians today are seeking a global shopping experience. Looking at the potential of the retail sector, Wital See Marketing Ltd. has forayed into retail with its flagship retail chain ‘Wee Store’. With its tagline ‘Shopping Solutions’ Wee Stores will cater to diverse needs of consumers by providing quality products at affordable prices. Wee Store aims to become India’s most trusted neighbourhood retail store with an assortment of brands, Indian and foreign, in various categories”
Speaking on the occasion, Ms Sridevi said “In my opinion Wee Stores are for everyone and the concept of these stores is practical and unique. Wee Stores will not only cater to the specific needs of a wide array of people but also cater to people in Tier-2 & Tier-3 cities. I would love to shop at a Wee Store along with my entire family. I believe Wee Stores will bring a quality shopping experience to people.”
Wee Stores has already launched its specialized stores in Gurgaon and Delhi and is already operating 70 stores in various cities on a smaller format. More such specialized stores are scheduled to be opened at Alwar,Raipur,Chandigarh, Lucknow, Pune and Chennai. “Each of our stores will cater to the specific needs of our customers. The plan is to take the number of stores to about 150 by the end of this fiscal.” says Mr. Jyoti Narain.
For the current fiscal, the company is looking at a revenue of around Rs 100 crore, a major chunk of which would come from their own private label-Wee.
With its elegant interiors, every Wee Store is fashionable and individualistic, providing value for money for an assortment of the finest quality products and daily necessities. As its courteous, smiling staff and a great ambience complement the ultimate shopping experience, Wee Store in Mumbai and other parts of the country will soon emerge as a sought-after shopping destination.
About Wital See Marketing Ltd.
Wital See Marketing Limited is an Indian born company that started its business operations in October 2011. In this short period of time the company has established a strong foot print across India because of its ability to provide short time scale benefit and speed to market to its clients.
The company has forayed into multi brand retail with its new chain of retail stores called “Wee Stores”. Wee store is on a concept of next door neighborhood stores. The company has also opened hypermarkets in Delhi and Chennai and is operating an exclusive apparel and accessory store in Gurgaon. The company plans to open hypermarkets in various metro cities.
Wital See’s multi brand retail segment works with several brands across consumer durable products, apparels, lifestyle and home appliances. Wee store values ethical business standards, professionalism and excellence in all aspects of work and quality products. The focus is on providing customers better value for their money than other competitors. Wee Stores are intended to be the most trusted neighborhood retail store catering multiple needs of customers with the assortment of products.
For further information about the company please visit the company website: www.witalsee.com
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PV Sindhu settle for bronze @ World Badminton

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PV Sindhu lost to his Thai opponent  Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand in semifinals 10-21, 13-21. With this, Sindhu settles for a bronze in the championship and thus settle for medal  at World Badminton.
P V Sindhu has created history by becoming the first Indian woman singles player to settle for a medal at the World Badminton Championships after scoring an upset win over local favourite Shixian Wang of China to enter the semifinals in Guangzhou, China.
Playing in her maiden World Championships, Sindhu, seeded 10th, had an easy outing against the World No. 8 and seventh seeded Wang. The Indian took just 55 minutes to get the better of her fancied Chinese opponent 21-18 21-17.
World No. 12, Sindhu will take on the winner of the match between Carolina Marin and Ratchanok Intanon in the last four round. Before Sindhu, Prakash Padukone won a medal in the World Championships way back in 1983 when he bagged a bronze in the men singles event in Copenhagen, while the women’s doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa bagged another bronze for India in the last edition of the tournament at London in 201



India Continues to show a positive change in momentum: OECD

According to the Composite Leading Indicators (CLI) developed by OECD, India continues to show a positive change in momentum. India’s CLI marginally rose to 97.7 in May which increased to 97.9 in June.

The CLIs point to moderate improvements in growth in most major OECD countries but stabilizing or slowing momentum in large emerging economies. The CLI of China points to slowing momentum while the Euro Area as a whole continues to show a gain in growth momentum. The CLIs for the United StatesJapan and the United Kingdom point to economic growth firming while CLIs of Russia and Brazil point to slowing momentum.

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