Scottish Water will be carrying out an emergency sewer repair on the corner of Strothers Lane and Academy Street in Inverness tomorrow evening.To allow the work to take place safely, Strothers Lane will be closed between the bus station and Academy Street from 7pm.A signposted diversion will be in place via Academy Street, the A82 and Railway Terrace.A Scottish Water spokesman said: "Arrangements will be in place to maintain safe pedestrian access and the road will be re-opened as soon as possible following temporary reinstatement of the excavation."Permanent reinstatement will be scheduled for a later date in consultation with Highland Council."We would like to thank customers and road users for their patience and understanding while this essential repair work is completed."The work has been scheduled for the evening to keep disruption for businesses and the bus station to a minimum, but we would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused." … [Read more...] about Emergency sewer repair in city centre
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For Hindus, Varanasi is one of the holiest cities in the world, and ‘salvation homes’ have been set up across the city to house the men and women who come to live – and die – here. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on WhatsApp Share on Google+ Share by Email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Share on Google+ Share by Email By Romita Saluja 18 June 2019 On a sunny November afternoon in Varanasi last year, I was standing under the shade of a huge neem tree in the courtyard of Mumukshu Bhawan guest house (‘The House of the Ailing’). As I listened to the sound of prayer coming from a nearby room, I was accosted by a short woman holding a large packet of namak para, a crunchy ribbon-like snack made of flour or semolina, common in North India.“I won’t let you in … [Read more...] about India’s city where people come to die
When Minneapolis-based photographer Greg Benz started having issues with his MacBook Pro, he did what most people would and took it to an Apple "Genius Bar" for repairs. The issue was that the MacBook Pro's display kept going dark, rendering the computer completely unusable. When Apple geniuses were unable to identify the problem, the company issued him with a temporary replacement while his MacBook Pro was sent to Texas for repair. A few months later, however, the problem returned, and Benz was forced to send the computer away for repair again. Each repair took a week and resulted in the computer's drive being wiped clean, meaning Benz had to restore his data from a clone backup five times in five months. Eventually, when the problem returned again, Apple issued a replacement, but a couple of months later, the new new MacBook Pro failed. "Just like before, the screen was pure black after clicking the power button and there was a slight fan sound," Benz wrote in a blog post . "The … [Read more...] about Apple spent $10,000 repairing MacBook Pro
A lot of people hate drafts in the country, and when we say hate, we mean they turn white at the thought of a cool current of air entering their office of house. But why? Air conditioning wars are waged each summer in Russian offices. Some people fight for the right to open windows, while others strive for the stuffiest of existences. Then there are those who demand the air conditioning is turned on full, so everyone freezes to death. says Muscovite Anna. This no laughing matter. Russians will fight tooth and nail to either defend or deter the draft. If you’ve ever traveled on a train overnight in the country, you’ll know. The Russian paradox People were fighting the draft myth a century ago. “Many are afraid of drafts and oppose the flow of fresh air into the room… Others are actually afraid of opening the window. However, it must be noted that stale air is much more dangerous for your health than a draft,” wrote the Life and Health medical magazine … [Read more...] about Why are Russians so afraid of cold air drafts?
Allen, Texas -- Immigration agents have arrested nearly 300 people at a North Texas technology company in what authorities say is one of the largest enforcement actions of its kind in a decade. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says federal agents arrested 280 workers Wednesday at CVE Technology Group in Allen, a city about 15 miles northeast of Dallas. The company refurbishes and repairs telecommunications equipment like cell phones and other electronic devices, CBS station KTVT reports.The federal agency says the technology repair company employees were working in the United States illegally, but did not release details of who was detained.ICE says it began auditing the employment document of workers at CVE Technology after receiving tips that the business was knowingly hiring people not authorized to work in the country.CVE employee Yessenia Ponce described the raid as "crazy" to KERA News , and said people were screaming.KTVT spoke with one man whose fiancée was among … [Read more...] about ICE agents arrest 280 people at tech repair company in Texas