Prosecutor Alberto Nisman filed a 502-page indictment detailing the accusations in federal court. By Dialogo May 31, 2013 A copy of his filing will be sent to legal authorities in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guyana, Paraguay, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. A top Argentine prosecutor formally accused Iran on May 29 of opening secret intelligence stations in several South American countries to plan and conduct terror attacks. A bombing of the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires two years earlier, in 1992, killed 29 people and wounded 200 others. Argentine courts have charged eight current and former senior Iranian officials in the bombing, including Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi and former president Ali Rafsanjani. In those countries, “there are strong… indications that said infiltration and installation of intelligence stations have taken place,” Nisman said. “I legally accuse Iran of infiltrating several South American countries to install intelligence stations – in other words espionage bases – destined to commit, encourage and sponsor terror attacks like the one that took place against AMIA,” Nisman told reporters. The prosecutor’s filing came after Iran approved a memorandum of understanding with Argentina last week on forming a truth commission to investigate the AMIA bombing. Nisman is in charge of investigating the 1994 bombing of the Argentine Jewish Charities Federation (AMIA) building in Buenos Aires, which killed 85 people in the worst attack of its kind ever in Argentina. Tehran and Buenos Aires withdrew their ambassadors after the charges were filed against the Iranians. Iran has denied that its former or current officials were involved in the attack. Nisman urged Interpol to “take further measures in order to ensure the arrest of all eight defendants in the AMIA bombing with an international arrest warrant.” “We warn about… the possibility” that attacks could take place in those countries, “but those countries are the ones that must decide how to proceed.” Argentina’s Congress approved the agreement, but the political opposition and representatives of the country’s 300,000-strong Jewish community strenuously oppose it.
AXA Indonesia, the local arm of French multinational insurer AXA, has completed the merger of two general insurance subsidiaries in refocusing its business strategy.The company said in a statement on Tuesday that PT Asuransi AXA Indonesia’s (AGI) business permit had been officially revoked by the Financial Services Authority (OJK) on Feb. 17 following the company’s merger into PT Mandiri AXA General Insurance (MAGI). With the merger, AXA Indonesia now operates four subsidiaries, two of which provide health insurance, while one provides asset management services.“Returning AGI’s business permit is the final administrative step in the merger of MAGI and AGI,” said MAGI compliance director Benny Waworuntu, adding that the merger would allow the company to “improve services and reach more customers.” The restructuring is part of AXA Indonesia’s plan to focus resources on “areas of opportunity” in the domestic general insurance market such as health insurance, lifestyle protection and marine cargo protection.The OJK approved the AXA Indonesia merger in a letter dated Nov. 28 last year and the companies began merging operations in December 2019. The company noted that all existing AGI policies would remain valid until their respective expiration dates. Topics :
Indonesian energy giant Pertamina has finished drilling 12 new oil wells in the middle of the Sahara desert in Algeria, which marked the state-owned company’s first development project outside of Indonesia.Pertamina’s subsidiary, Pertamina International Exploration Production (PIEP), concluded the latest development of the Menzel Lejmat North (MLN) field in Block 405a, with the wrap-up of the drilling of its 12th well on March 17, according to a PIEP statement released on Saturday.PIEP earmarked US$14 million to drill each well but managed to cut costs and spend between $8.5 million and $10 million per well. The company did not elaborate on how it slashed spending, which resulted in an estimated budget saving of $100 million. The firm also cut short the duration of the drilling, from the targeted 55 days per well to 35 to 45 days per well.“[This] proves PIEP has the capacity and skills to operate overseas,” PIEP president director John Anis said in the statement, adding that field production would peak in 2021.Algeria is among PIEP’s many overseas assets, including in Nigeria, Tanzania and Malaysia, which is expected to boost Pertamina’s upstream business, the largest contributor to the company’s profits.Pertamina’s oil and gas production grew 1.4 percent year-on-year to 919 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (mboepd) in the first quarter, largely contributed by the company’s foreign operation, particularly in Algeria.Pertamina took over the MLN field from United States-based ConocoPhillips between 2012 and 2013 as the latter company underwent an asset disposition program. Block output reached 11,000 barrels of oil equivalent in 2012.The Indonesian company holds a 65 percent interest in the field while Spain’s Repsol holds the remaining 35 percent, despite Pertamina’s efforts to acquire the Madrid-based company’s share.Read also: Pertamina to go ahead with higher oil production plan despite oil price crashTopics :
First home buyer, Emily Sealey, was the first to call Sequana home.With only one block left in buyer Emily Sealey’s budget, she jumped at the opportunity and secured her spot at Sequana at Logan Reserve.Ms Sealey has built a four bedroom, two bathroom home on a 375sq m block at Villawood Properties’ $55 million riverside community.The home features a large open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, two-car garage and a fully fenced yard. “While it’s a little further afield than where I had been looking, Sequana offered incredible value for money in a high-quality community,” Ms Sealey said. “I love everything about the estate, down to the upgraded light posts, the position on the river and the parklands that are going to be delivered.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours ago“There’s easy access to the shops, public transport and medical facilities, and it’s still only 15 minutes to Browns Plains and the Logan Hyperdome.”Ms Sealy said she was looking forward to bringing up her six-year-old son in a friendly neighbourhood, with room for her two dogs to run. “It’s already shaping up to be a lovely community. I have great neighbours and everyone keeps an eye out for each other,” she said. “There will be so many kids in the adjacent streets with lots of young families moving in. There is so much green, open space with two dog parks, and further plans for new playgrounds and recreational facilities.”More than a third of the community will be dedicated to green open space, nature reserves for the rainbow bee-eater, walkways, river access, two dog parks, a state of-the-art playground and kick about areas with barbecue and covered seating areas.Villawood Properties state development manager Michael Williams said it was a hive of activity, with 30 residents settled into their homes and 20 homes nearing completion.“The range of lot sizes reflects the diverse needs and lifestyle choices of today’s families and we are looking forward to cultivating a thriving neighbourhood within this boutique masterplan,” he said.
A2SEA’s wind turbine installation vessel Sea Challenger has left Hull with a first load of turbine components to be installed on the 1,218MW Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm.A2SEA is in charge of transporting and installing half of the wind farm’s 174 Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines.The remaining half of the turbines is being installed by Fred. Olsen Windcarrier. The company’s jack-up Bold Tern installed the first turbine at the site some 120 kilometres off Yorkshire earlier this month. The wind farm produced its first power shortly thereafter.Current AIS data shows Sea Challenger and Bold Tern working in the vicinity of each other at the wind farm.Once completed in 2020, Hornsea One will become the biggest wind farm in the world. The wind farm is owned by Ørsted (50%), also the developer of the project, and Global Infrastructure Partners (50%).NOTE: The original article was updated on 18 February, 12:26 PM CET.
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. New Delhi: A record 14 Indian rifle and pistol shooters have earned the right to compete in the year-end World Cup Finals, scheduled to be held in Putian, China between November 17 and 23.In the prestigious tournament held annually, some of the year’s best shooters compete in each of the eight rifle/pistol Olympic events. Anjum Moudgil and Manu Bhaker are the only two among the 14 to have qualified for two events.Moudgil made the cut in both the women’s 10m air rifle and women’s 50m rifle 3 positions event while Bhaker qualified for the women’s 10m air pistol and women’s 25m pistol events.The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup finals will see the top 14 shooters take on the World Championship medallists and the defending champion in each of the events.According to an ISSF press release, 35 nations’ athletes qualified in the eight events after “entries for each event have been increased from this year to 18 for each event from 12 earlier”.All qualified athletes will also be able to take part in the mixed team events in rifle and pistol and get a shot at winning the President’s Trophy.Teen stars Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary staged a remarkable comeback to claim the mixed 10m air pistol gold, providing a fitting finale to India’s unprecedented dominance of the medal tally in the recently-concluded ISSF World Cup in Rio de Janeiro.The results ensured an unprecedented top finish for India across all four ISSF World Cup stages this year, including the lone junior World Cup. India’s final tally in Rio stood at five gold, two silver and two bronze medals for a total of nine.The Indian rifle and pistol shooters topped the medals tally at all four ISSF World Cup stages this year in a phenomenal performance, picking up a total of 22 medals with as many as 16 gold. Anjum MoudgilindianInternational Shooting Sport FederationISSF First Published: September 4, 2019, 10:54 PM IST