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Final bidder submits SGD5.5 billion plan for Singapore casino

Posted by D3ctJ9 on September 5, 2017

Wednesday, November 1, 2006

The third and last bidder for Singapore’s Sentosa Integrated Resort (IR) project, Eighth Wonder, submitted its development plan yesterday: a SGD 5.5 billion(USD 3.52 billion) eco-friendly casino known as “Harry’s Island”.

Harry’s Island will boast 10 luxury, family-oriented hotels, a tree house with family suites, and a 7,500-seat Caldera theater which will feature nightly spectacular shows.

Eighth Wonder says it wants to make Harry’s Island a world-class, must-see tourist destination and has roped-in several big names in its tender. If selected, the resort will have spas and health centers run by health guru Deepak Chopra, Vera Wang hotels with access to her entire wedding collection, and a soccer academy with Brazilian soccer icon Pele giving his input.

Harry’s Island will create around 15,000 jobs, including 5000 in the food and beverage industry.

The company believes it can recover its investments by 2015 by generating over $5.6 billion in five years; it hopes to bring nearly 15 million visitors annually by 2014.

The Sentosa IR project is the second of two IR tenders offered by the Singapore Government: the first was located in Marina Bay.

The Singapore government is expected to announce the winner in December.

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34 die in Mumbai building collapse

Posted by D3ctJ9 on September 5, 2017

Friday, September 1, 2017

A six-storey residential building in the Bhendi Bazar area in India’s most populous city Mumbai, collapsed on Thursday morning at 8:40am local time (0310 UTC). The death toll has risen to 34.

Ten fire tenders with seventy firemen and ambulances have so far rescued 46 people from the rubble. Rescue workers told the BBC all survivors had been helped to safety.

“There was a massive bang. We couldn’t see anything due to the dust and smoke. Once the dust settled, we realised it was a building collapse,” Amina Sheikh, who lives in the neighborhood, told the press.

This is the third building in Mumbai to collapse in the past 30 days. There was another in a suburb, Ghatkopar, on July 17.

Divya Gopalan of Al Jazeera reported that tenants often remain in buildings even after they are declared unsafe for fear that they will be replaced by renovated, prohibitively expensive housing rather than something they can afford.

Police say the heavy rains that pummeled Mumbai last week could have weakened the building, which is over 100 years old. Reuters, reported the building was declared unsafe in 2011, but, according to India’s National Disaster Response Force, about eight families still lived inside.

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Bangladesh security tightened following Pilkhana massacre and Bashundhara City fire

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Bangladesh security tightened following Pilkhana massacre and Bashundhara City fire

Posted by D3ctJ9 on September 5, 2017

Friday, March 20, 2009

Following the Pilkhana massacre which occurred February 25 and 26 leaving 74 dead and the inferno at the Bashundhara City shopping mall complex March 13 leaving seven dead, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said security measures are being tightened countrywide across Bangladesh.

Fire drills will be enacted at all key-point installations (KPI). Fire fighting systems will be examined by the fire brigade and the public works department (PWD) to ensure functionality. Security measures will be enhanced supplementing areas under private security such as at the Bashundhara City Complex.

The Fire Service and Civil Defence Department requires modernization and needs new equipment to fight fires past the sixth floor of buildings. The Fire Brigade says it needs turntable ladders, snorkels, foam-tenders, lighting units, emergency tenders, fireproof uniforms, and rescue ropes for fire fighting and rescue operations. Transportation to fires is also an issue due to narrow roads, low electrical wires and congestion.

The Bangladesh National Building Code requires fire fighting equipment installed in buildings over seven floors. This code is to be monitored by authorities to ensure compliance with the new guidelines and to make sure buildings are being maintained.

The Bashundhara City Complex opened Monday for shoppers two days after Friday’s blaze. A probe is underway to determine the cause of the fire and to assess structural damage.

Loss of life was minimized as the blaze broke out on a Friday, the beginning of the weekend in Bangladesh, so offices in the upper floors were empty. The lower eight floors are used for shopping and the upper floors are all Bashundhara Group offices.

The mall is valued at Tk 7.0 billion (US$100 million). It is not known if the complex is covered by fire insurance.

It is estimated that it will take over two years to rebuild the area damaged by flames which were burned down to a skeleton. Bashundhara City’s technical advisor, Latifur Rahman, estimated damages at Tk 2.0 billion (US$29m).

Only one television cameraman has been allowed in to film the burnt area. None of the 2,500 shops, cinemas or cafes were burnt by the inferno. The seventh and eighth floors still experience smoke damage, and there was water damage to merchandise.

A three member committee is currently investigating the cause of the fire which will consist of Iqbal Khan Chowdhury, joint secretary of the ministry, representatives of the police, IGP Noor Muhammad, and fire brigade, Director General Abu Nayeem Md Shahidullah. The committee is required to report within the week with their findings. The forensics department is also sifting through the burnt remains.

The Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industries has also formed a committee which has begun interviewing witnesses and recording their testimony alongside the government committee.

It has been discovered that 150 closed circuit cameras were not being used when the fire started. Another mystery is why the mall fire fighting system has been found unused.

Why the fire burnt so fiercely is a matter to think….These matters seem to be mysterious

“In the shopping mall there is an ultra-technology elevator which runs even without electricity but we have found that locked,” Iqbal Khan Chowdhury, joint secretary (Police) of the home ministry, said. “Why the fire burnt so fiercely is a matter to think. We have to see if there was any incendiary substance there. These matters seem to be mysterious.”

Mall management has been asked to submit substances and items which would have been in the upper floors when the fire started. The fire erupted on the 17th floor and spread quickly to the two floors above and engulfed the three floors below. The aerial ladders belonging to the Fire Service and Civil Defence reached as high as the 13th floor of the 21-storey building.

Videos have been sent to the United States (US) for examination to assist in determining the cause of the fire and to help in the damage assessment. Experts from the US are expected to arrive soon.

Firefighters were brought to the rooftop of the 20-storey tower by helicopter. The only fatality in this operation was Baki Billa, a firefighter of Bashundhara City firefighting department, who fell when climbing down a rope from a helicopter to the roof of the building. Three other firefighters made the transition safely. At this same time, the chief security officer was safely rescued by the Bangladesh Air Force helicopter, a Bell 212. Six security officers of the complex also lost their lives.

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The relationship between parents and newborn is very deep, especially with the mom as she conceives the baby for nine months in her womb. Parents like to buy all the baby items and baby wear available in the market. They like to see their baby look cute and comfortable.

The cloths for newborn should be comfortable and safe. The same applies to baby crib and bedding. Long, uninterrupted sleep is very important for baby’s sound health. Comfortable bedding plays a vital role in achieving this target.

But baby quilts are not just for the nursery. They are just as home on the floor of playpen or dragged around during playtime, so serving many purposes. Baby quilts make unique gifts for baby girls and baby boys. A perfect baby quilt plays an important role in a nursery, since everyone’s eyes are drawn to the crib as they enter the room. Your newborn will look pretty in photographs as baby quilt is the most photographed items during the toddler’s years. So a carefully selected beautiful quilt is an asset for your newborn.

Since your baby will be spending over 60% of its first year sleeping, you should put much importance on finding the perfect quilt fabric. You must take all care to select the perfect material for your baby quilt. Baby quilts made with polyester or acrylic, which are plastics, can irritate your baby’s sensitive skin and eyes.

Quilts for babies can come in a wide range of color and fabric choices, patterns and designs. Beautiful baby quilts come in all sizes and can be bought in a pair for twins or coordinated patterns and colors to allow for the frequent change that is often requited with a baby warm. Designed specially for the infants, these quilts keep the child warm, comfortable and cozy with a quilt top that is easily washable. Natural cotton, fleece and wool are the most popular materials for baby quilts. Quilts can be matched to the color of walls of your nursery or the baby’s bedding or may conform to the chosen theme for the baby’s room.

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Have you been thinking of establishing an office at home or sprucing up your commercial work space? Hot bargains may just be a click away. All you have to do is choose from a host of equipment and products for the work space at home or in a commercial area from online options that provide competitive pricing on office furniture. These online one-stop shops make available affordable office products to fit every budget, be it table-top planners, accessories, storage drawers, shelves and cabins or file racks, covers, pen holders and pen accessories.

Competitive office furniture options for work spaces at home as well as in commercial areas are available at the click of a mouse. To enable you to pick the best bargains for your specific work area, these sites have staff that is well versed in the office options and responds fast to clients’ queries and needs. In addition to affordable price tags, the company websites offer products customized to individual requirements, free shipping facility, reward credits etc.

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The office accessories available online range from product lines like HON, Lorell, Safco, Tennsco and basyx to other brands that are suited to customers on a rather tight budget. From offering storage solutions for the domestic or commercial office space, the online shops offer competitive business supplies to the general clients as well as to federal government employees who are entitled to the GSA Schedule pricing. There are products that are tailored specifically for defense buyers and for clients with special needs like the aged or the differently-abled.

Are you looking for environmental-friendly office equipment? Well, then there are solutions available that can help turn your work or home space green! You can pick from a vast array of biodegradable products, be it bags that fully degrade when consigned to commercial landfills and do not leave pollution-causing residues, biodegradable peanuts and bio-based cutlery also made from renewable sources like corn and potato starch, as well as sugarcane products like salad plates and other dining accessories that are both biodegradable and compostable.

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The time is 17:00 (UTC) on June 7th, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs.

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  • 1 Headlines
    • 1.1 11,000 evacuated in Indonesia as Mount Merapi threatens to erupt
    • 1.2 Gunmen Seize 50 in Iraq
    • 1.3 U.S. Senate defeats bill banning gay marriage
    • 1.4 Australian PM announces nuclear taskforce
    • 1.5 EPA block massive West Australian energy project
    • 1.6 “Ten Commandments” judge loses Alabama gubernatorial primary
    • 1.7 20 percent of Victorians drive on worn tyres
    • 1.8 Body found in the Christchurch, New Zealand Avon River
    • 1.9 Real body found at mock crime scene in Florida
    • 1.10 Raw Audio starts Australia’s first regular live webcast
  • 2 Closing statements

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