A warship with an aircraft black box detector was set to depart Australia on Sunday to join the search for the missing Malaysian jetliner, a day after ships plucked objects from the Indian Ocean to determine whether they were related to the missing plane. None were confirmed to be from the plane, leaving searchers with no sign of the jet more than three weeks after it disappeared.
One of Sri Lanka’s fastest growing composite insurers - Amãna Takaful, recently presented its annual plan cascade to its staff,in Colombo under the theme “Think Big”. All staff members were presented with the 2013 performance of the company highlighting the year and the milestones achieved above expectations on many fronts.
“Our ultimate objective is to build a protective reef barrier around the island to help safeguard the country from natural disasters, enhance our national marine resources and contribute significantly to tourism,” said Mr Praveen Gnanam special projects cooridnator at Tokyo Cement.
DFCC Vardhana Bank (DVB), one of Sri Lanka’s leading retail banks recently expanded its network across the country, with its most recent branch opening in Nikaweratiya. Located at No. 78, Puttalam Road, the new Nikaweratiya branch will provide support and allow better access to quick and efficient commercial banking facilities to all business and retail customers in the area.
Aircraft and ships scouring the southern Indian Ocean for wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 were racing to beat bad weather on Thursday and reach an area where new satellite images showed what could be a debris field.
In new estimates released today (March 25), WHO reports that in 2012 around 7 million people died - one in eight of total global deaths – as a result of air pollution exposure. This finding more than doubles previous estimates and confirms that air pollution is now the world’s largest single environmental health risk. Reducing air pollution could save millions of lives.
American and Ukrainian officials warned Sunday that Russia may be poised to expand its territorial conquest into eastern Ukraine and beyond, with a senior NATO official saying that Moscow might even order its troops to cross Ukraine to reach Moldova.