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Parrikar’s health casts shadow over Goa Assembly session

first_imgGovernment officials and sources in the BJP have raised doubts over whether Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will attend the budget session of the Legislative Assembly scheduled to begin on Monday.Mr. Parrikar is being treated at Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai for pancreatitis and related ailments.A senior Assembly official, requesting anonymity, said, “The Business Advisory Committee (BAC) will decide whether to shorten the budget session to three days, which is due to start on Monday and end on March 22.” Speaker Pramod Sawant later told reporters that a BAC meeting had been convened on Monday to decide whether to curtail the session.Sources in the Goa BJP also said that Mr. Parrikar was not likely to attend the budget session. They said that in case Mr. Parrikar fails to make it to Goa, the budget — scheduled to be presented on February 22 — would be presented by a senior cabinet minister. Presenting the budget Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo said, “Mr. Parrikar may not present the budget as doctors have advised him not to attend the session. The BJP has called an emergency meeting of the party’s legislature wing at 10.30 a.m. on Monday for party leaders to apprise MLAs on the Chief Minister’s health … The decision on who will present the budget will be taken at the meeting,” said Mr. Lobo.The BAC will meet after the customary address by Governor Mridula Sinha on the first day of the session, Mr. Lobo added. “We will shorten the session considering the CM’s health,” he said.Leader of Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar said the Opposition parties would have no objection to the session being curtailed, as the Chief Minister was genuinely ill.Meanwhile, South Goa MP and BJP spokesperson Narendra Savoikar said on Sunday evening said that the Chief Minister would be continuing his treatment in Mumbai on the advice of doctors. “Mr. Parrikar’s treatment is going in the right direction, and he is responding to it. However, he needs sufficient time to recover. Doctors are taking good care of him. We all pray for his speedy recovery,” he said in a statement.last_img read more

U.P. minister hands back portfolio

first_imgThe BJP’s disgruntled ally in Uttar Pradesh, Om Prakash Rajbhar, on Thursday handed back the Backward Caste Welfare department to the Yogi Adityanath government, accusing it of neglecting OBCs and discriminating against them. A Cabinet minister, Mr. Rajbhar will, however, retain the post of Disabilities Welfare Minister. Critical allyMr. Rajbhar is the president of the Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party, an ally of the BJP in Uttar Pradesh. The two parties contested together in the 2017 Assembly elections, with the SBSP winning four seats, while additionally transferring its crucial Rajbhar vote to the BJP in the Purvanchal region.last_img read more

La Liga: Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid Fail to Capitalise on Barcelona’s Shocking Slip Up

first_imgValencia: Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid each passed up the chance to go top of La Liga on Saturday after Barcelona conceded three goals in seven minutes during a surprise 3-1 defeat by Levante.Lionel Messi converted a first-half penalty at the City of Valencia Stadium for his sixth goal in five games only for Levante to stun the defending champions with an incredible treble shortly after the hour. Yet Atletico and Sevilla played out a 1-1 draw at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, where Diego Costa missed a penalty, before Real squandered a string of opportunities at the Santiago Bernabeu in a goalless draw against Real Betis.It means Barca will be relieved to stay at the summit – ahead of Atletico by a point with a game in hand and in front of Real on goal difference – even if their collapse against Levante should offer encouragement to their title rivals.Meanwhile, Granada will overtake them all if they beat Real Sociedad on Sunday.Barca’s loss left Real Madrid, Atletico and Sevilla all with the chance to claim top spot but none seized the initiative.Real are yet to establish a consistent run of results, even if they created more than enough chances to beat Betis and on another day might have scored five.Eden Hazard saw a much-needed goal ruled out and Sergio Ramos went close too before Karim Benzema skewed wide at the back post from four yards.The best opportunity fell to Ferland Mendy but, with only Joel Robles to beat, he lifted his finish up, over and wide. Hazard had waved Mendy through and might have wondered why he did not take the ball himself.Betis rode their luck, particularly when Zouhair Feddal handled in the box, while Vinicius Junior and Ramos hit the goalkeeper amid mad scrambles in injury-time.Atletico will also rue chances missed, with Costa most guilty, his 72nd-minute penalty saved by Tomas Vaclik after Alvaro Morata cancelled out Franco Vazquez’s opener. 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. atletico madridFC Barcelonafootballla liga First Published: November 3, 2019, 7:10 AM ISTlast_img read more

Telugu star Mohan Babu releases book on his popular dialogues

first_imgFrom H S RaoLondon, May 12(PTI) Telugu superstar Mohan Babu released his book titled”Best Dialogues” at a ceremony held at British Parliament in the presence of senior politicians and prominent Indian community leaders.The event was organised by Asian Lite, a prominent newspaper for the Indian community in Britain, as part of their 10thanniversary celebrations.Mohan Babu, popularly known as the Dialogue King of Telugu cinema, was honoured with Pranam Award by the newspaper for his contribution to Indian cinema.Bob Blackman, Conservative MP from Harrow East andVirendra Sharma, Labour MP from Southall, jointly presented the award to the 66-year-old actor.In the past Lord Meghnad Desai, Baroness Shreela Flather, Sanskrit scholar Nanda Kumara, entrepreneur T Ramachandran, Philanthropist Rami Ranger, rights activist Zerbanoo Gifford and BBC former sports editor Mihir Bose have been felicitated with the honour.The “Best Dialogues” contains the southern stars popular dialogues from hit movies in his four decade long career.The actor, who has been a part of more than five hundered feature films as the lead actor, was accompanied by his wife Nirmala, sons Manchu Vishnu, Manchu Manoj and daughter Manchu Lakshmi.Representatives from various Telugu and Indian organisations were also present at the occasion. PTI HSR SHD NDSlast_img read more

‘Salah can play better’ – Klopp

first_imgJurgen Klopp felt Mohamed Salah underperformed in Liverpool’s 2-0 Premier League win at Crystal Palace despite the Egypt forward’s involvement in both goals.Salah was fouled by Mamadou Sakho inside the penalty area at the end of the first half, allowing James Milner to score from the spot and put the Reds in front.Aaron Wan-Bissaka was dismissed with 15 minutes to go for bundling over Salah, who went on to send Sadio Mane racing clear to wrap up the points with a stoppage-time finish. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! But while Salah made a decisive impact he was surprisingly wasteful in front of goal, including lifting a lob over the crossbar after controlling Naby Keita’s sensational long pass.”There’s nothing to say about individual performances, but Mo Salah can play much better, that’s obvious,” Klopp told reporters.”Yet he was decisively involved in both goals, that’s two assists pretty much, so I am fine with that.”We can play much better as a team, that means immediately he is involved more, and that’s all good.”While Klopp called for more from Liverpool’s leading scorer from last season, the manager was thrilled with Alisson, who recorded a second consecutive clean sheet.The Brazil international – who acrobatically kept out Luka Milivojevic’s free-kick early in the second half – has quickly settled into life at his new club following his arrival from Roma.”The free-kick save was outstanding,” Klopp said of Alisson’s eye-catching stop. “I saw it, it was not the goalkeeper’s corner, so it was quite impressive. So was the save from the [Christian] Benteke header.”Around each set-piece, Palace block the goalkeeper and [Virgil] van Dijk, and both were most decisive in these situations. They worked through the forest of people. That was all good.”But it was not a brilliant football game from us. We won it because we scored in two very decisive moments. That’s good, a big step for us. Everyone who watches us knows if we are not brilliant we usually lose. Today we were not brilliant but we still won. That was nice!”Having preserved their perfect start, Liverpool next face Brighton at home at Anfield on August 25. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Clientron: multi-display thin client based on 3rd gen AMD R series CPU

first_img Continue Reading Previous ST drives AI to edge and node embedded devices with STM32 neural-network developer toolboxNext Tektronix: innovative test solutions at embedded world 2019 Clientron introduces the multi-display thin client F620, based on the third generation of AMD’s R Series embedded platform (Merlin Falcon) to provide the advantages of powerful, flexible, secure and easy management for virtual work environments. A full feature set of I/O designed specifically for high-end customer demands makes the F620 an ideal virtual desktops solution for banking, healthcare, government and manufacturing applications.Featuring low power consumption compliant with Energy Star 6.1, the F620 uses AMD’s latest high performance RX-216GD 1.6GHz dual core SOC with fully integrated solution for the most demanding GPU workload, providing powerful multimedia capability and enhanced user experience. It supports three ultra-high resolution 4K monitors via two DisplayPorts and one HDMI port, with an additional option for the fourth display for flexible expansion for various applications.The F620 is configurable to two DDR4-1600MHz sockets with capacity up to 16GB, SATA III mSATA interface for storage, and provides rich I/O ports including one COM, two USB 3.0, six USB 2.0, one GbE LAN, optional fiber optic LAN, audio ports, one HDMI and two DisplayPorts. Expansion is easy with I/O options including an additional DP port, OmniKey smart card reader, and M.2 interface for WLAN module.  With TPM(Trusted Platform Module) 2.0 design on board, the F620 provides security and privacy benefits. The F620 thin client offers rich benefits including 64-bit Windows 10 IoT Enterprise and Linux operating systems support, long product lifecycles and optimized application for all the major remote networking protocols including VMware Horizon View and Citrix XenDesktop, XenApp, and Microsoft RemoteFX.With the benefits of fanless, secure management, low power consumption, and excellent visual desktop experiences, the F620 is an optimum choice for business environment requiring maximum flexibility for running rich graphical applications.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

Bajrang Punia sweats hard to reclaim gold at Asian Wrestling C’ship

first_imgWorld number one Bajrang Punia logged 10 points in a row in the gold medal bout to reclaim his Asian Championship crown, defeating Kazakhstan’s Sayatbek Okassov 12-7 in a nail-biting 65kg men’s free style final here Tuesday.The CWG and Asian Games champion was trailing 2-7 with just 60 seconds to go for the final bell but the unperturbed Indian produced three gut wrench moves and an exposure move to take eight points after he began the attack with a two-point take down.The Kazkah was visibly tired while Bajrang showed immense stamina and brain under pressure to emerge triumphant.It is Bajrang’s second gold at this championship, having won one in 2017. Overall, it was the fifth medal for the Indian in this tournament.With this performance, Bajrang yet again sounded a warning to his opponents that he will be a strong medal contender at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.On his way to the final, Bajrang had conceded just one point.He defeated Uzbekistan’s Sirojiddin Khasanov 12-1 in the semi-final before winning by technical superiority against Charles Fern of Sri Lanka. He beat Peyman Biabani of Iran 6-0.Another Indian in the gold medal contention is Parveen Rana, who entered the final in 79kg category after a 3-2 win over Kazakhstan’s Galymzhan Usserbayev.He will face Bahman Mohammad Teymouri of Iran in his gold-medal bout.Rana had defeated Yuta Abe of Japan and Mongolia’s Tugs Erdene Denzensharav.In the 57kg weight division, Ravi Kumar entered the bronze medal play-off round after winning his repechage against Chia Tso Liu of Taipei 4-0.advertisementRavi will be up against Yuki Takahashi of Japan.Satywart Kadian, too, reached the bronze medal round in 97kg.Kadian lost to Batzul Ulziisaikhan in his quarterfinal bout but went on to make the cut after his Mongolian rival reached the final.Meanwhile, Rajneesh bowed out of the tournament early in 70kg category.Also Read | It felt special when Sourav sir lifted me: Rishabh PantAlso Read | India made the wrong choice by leaving Rishabh Pant out of World Cup squad: Ricky PontingAlso Seelast_img read more

Frank Lampard on getting Chelsea job: ‘People will question it, I’m ready’ – video

25 days agoKeisuke Honda sends message to AC Milan after Man Utd plea

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Keisuke Honda sends message to AC Milan after Man Utd pleaby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJapanese great Keisuke Honda has invited former club AC Milan to make him an offer.The forward is a free agent and has already made a ‘come and plea’ to Manchester United on social media.Honda has now done the same with AC Milan, declaring: “I have always wanted to help you. Call me when you need me! @acmilan”.I have always wanted to help you. Call me when you need me! @acmilan— KeisukeHonda (@kskgroup2017) September 30, 2019 last_img read more

FIFA 19 was 2018’s best-selling game in the UK

first_imgLast year proved to be a sensational one for video game publishers with console sales increasing and many games attracted huge sales figures.The race for 2018’s best-selling game in the UK was a tight one but there was one clear front-runner that managed to stay strong all the way to the finish line: FIFA 19.While the likes of Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2) and God of War picked up multiple Game of the Year awards for 2018, no game was able to keep up with FIFA 19’s physical sales in the UK. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The latest EA Sports title topped the charts of the best-selling physical games in the UK with a staggering 1.89 million boxed sales in 2018. Include digital sales and FIFA 19 was still the UK’s top game with a sold of 2.5m copies sold in total.While FIFA 19 is the top dog in the UK, it is still behind its predecessor FIFA 18 which sold just under 2.7m in total. FIFA 18 itself continued to sell well in 2018 with over 350,000 physical sales, putting it 10th in the overall 2018 charts.Just outside of the top 10 would be the Pokemon: Let’s Go set of games if you combined the sales of both the Pikachu and Eevee variants although the Pikachu edition itself did chart individually at 18th.RDR2 wasn’t far behind FIFA 19 with 1.75m sales in second place while Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 took third place with 1.17m sales. PlayStation 4’s Spider-Man was the console exclusive with the most games sold, taking fourth place with over 676,000 sales.Nintendo Switch exclusive Mario Kart 8 Deluxe completed the top five with around 458,000 sales – selling more than it did in 2017.While FIFA 19 was the best-selling game in the UK last year, musical movie The Greatest Showman was the UK’s top-performing entertainment product with 2.69m copies sold.However, video games in the UK, excluding hardware sales such as consoles, generated £3.86 billion in sales last year – more than both the video (£2.34m) and music (1.33m) industries.Console sales also increased in 2018 from 2017 with 2.4m units sold in the UK with PlayStation 4 the best-seller while the Nintendo Switch had the largest growth with a 20 per cent increase.last_img read more

Navios Containers Eyes Direct Listing on US Stock Exchange

first_imgMonaco-based Navios Maritime Containers has announced its plans to pursue a direct listing on a U.S. Stock Exchange.The company has therefore ceased marketing its proposed U.S. initial public offering and is developing a plan for the listing.Navios Containers’ latest move is consistent with the company’s prior publicly stated goals to bring NMCI to the U.S. market.The shipowner said that it will be requesting the N-OTC to resume trading of the company’s common shares on the N-OTC for September 17, 2018.last_img read more

Twitter deletes accounts linked to foreign governments

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter says it has deleted nearly 4,800 suspect accounts linked to Iran that the company says secretly pushed that government’s agenda.Twitter is adding those accounts and their tweets to a public database it launched last year to track its battle against government-linked misinformation. It is also adding a smaller number of deleted accounts linked to Russia, Venezuela and the Catalonia region of Spain.Twitter says the removals are meant to prevent election interference while preserving valid political speech.The company confirmed last month it had removed about 2,800 of the Iranian accounts that were using fake personas.Twitter launched the database in October. Anyone can download the datasets, which has some information redacted. Researchers can request access to get the unredacted documents.The Associated Press read more

Ban talks with rock star Bono on mobilizing aid for faminewracked Horn

11 August 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today discussed the need to mobilize international resources to counter famine in the Horn of Africa with Irish rock star Bono, a leader of the multi-partner Campaign ONE, which fights extreme poverty and preventable diseases in the world’s poorest places. In a telephone conversation Mr. Ban thanked the U2 singer for his concern about and work to alleviate the suffering in the region, where the United Nations believe that tens of thousands of people, many of them children under five, have already died and hundreds of thousands face imminent starvation and death, mainly in war-torn Somalia because of drought. Mr. Ban and Bono discussed the need to galvanize fund-raising efforts and to improve access for humanitarian workers to deliver aid, and agreed on the importance of supporting political dialogue in Somalia, where 3.7 million people, nearly half the population, are now directly at risk of famine, according to a UN read-out of the conversation. Yesterday, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Catherine Bragg told the Security Council the crisis had not yet crested since further deterioration is considered likely due to the very high levels of severe acute malnutrition and under-five mortality together with an expected continued increase in cereal prices, and a below-average rainy season harvest. At the same time, Mr. Ban’s Special Representative for Somalia Augustine Mahiga told the Council recent political accords and military improvements, including last week’s withdrawal of Al-Shabaab Islamic insurgents from 95 per cent of Mogadishu, the capital, offered an “extraordinary moment” of opportunity for progress on the path to stability in a country riven by fighting for the past 20 years, during which it has not had a functioning central government. read more

WestJet says police are investigating after rewards program data was released

CALGARY — WestJet says it is working with police and contacting customers after it says some WestJet Rewards member profile data was disclosed online.The Calgary-based airline says in a news release that the data was released by an unauthorized third party but that none of it contained credit card or banking information.WestJet says it has been working closely with the Calgary Police Service and the RCMP cyber crime unit in its investigation and that it has also informed the Alberta and federal privacy commissioners.It says customers who have affected are being contacted.WestJet says it takes customer privacy seriously and works with police, government and the technology sector to combat the growth of hacking crimes.It encourages members of its rewards program to update their passwords regularly. read more

Sri Lanka insists it did not boycott SAARC summit

Samaraweera said that as a country that is committed to regional cooperation, and as a country that clearly perceives the benefits of regional cooperation for the people of Sri Lanka and the wider South Asian region, Sri Lanka stands ready to participate in the 19th SAARC Summit whenever it is being held. Sri Lanka also called on South Asia to unite in its resolve to eliminate terrorism in the region. The Government today said that at no point did the Sri Lanka boycott the 19th SAARC Summit in Pakistan.He said the moment one country says that they are unable to attend a SAARC Summit, a summit cannot be held. Several countries including Sri Lanka decided not to attend a regional summit in Pakistan next month, known as the SAARC summit, owing to terrorist threats in the area.“All the leaders of South Asia must unite and take a firm stand and decisive action to eliminate terrorism which stands as an obstacle to the achievement of the goals that we envision for our region. The people of this region of South Asia deserve better living standards, better infrastructure, better education, peace, prosperity, security, and friendship; and we must not fail them,” he said. (Colombo Gazette) Samararaweera told parliament that terrorism is an issue that must unite the South Asian region and not divide the region.“It is a menace that has taken a heavy toll on the economic and social fabric of almost all our countries.  Terrorism poses an existential threat to the civilized world, and it must be defeated. Sri Lanka has always been firm in denouncing terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, irrespective of where it occurs, and Sri Lanka supports decisive action in dealing with terrorism,” he said. read more

One person injured during shooting incident in Maligawatta

One person sustained injuries during a shooting incident in Maligawatta today.The Police said that the gunmen had arrived on a motorbike and carried out the shooting. (Colombo Gazette)

TSB to release report into 2013 CP Rail derailment bridge failure during

TSB to release report into 2013 CP Rail derailment, bridge failure during flood by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 17, 2014 2:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CALGARY – The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is to release its report today about a bridge failure and freight train derailment in Calgary during a devastating flood.The Bonnybrook bridge over the swollen Bow River gave way underneath a Canadian Pacific Railway train (TSX:CP) on June 27, 2013, while the city was trying to recover from high water that had washed over many neighbourhoods just days before.Six tank cars carrying a petroleum dilutant teetered on the failing bridge. They were unloaded and removed over two days without going into the river.Engineers blamed the breakdown of the bridge, which was built in 1912, on fast water scouring away gravel under a support. Railways are under federal jurisdiction and are responsible for their own inspections.Mayor Naheed Nenshi was furious when the derailment happened and questioned whether the company had laid off any of its bridge inspectors. The railway later apologized.James Carmichael, a Transportation Safety Board investigator, said at the time that CP would be asked about its protocol for inspecting bridges, tracks, rail cars and locomotives after floods.He said the agency would find out what happened and why in an effort to prevent similar accidents.Follow @BillGraveland on Twitter read more

UN chief disappointed as Member States unable to reach agreement on nuclear

In a statement issued earlier today regarding the conclusion of the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, the UN spokesperson said the Secretary-General particularly regretted that States parties were “unable to narrow their differences on the future of nuclear disarmament or to arrive at a new collective vision on how to achieve a Middle East zone free of nuclear weapons and all other weapons of mass destruction.”“The Secretary-General appeals to all States to sustain the momentum they have built over the past five years, including new initiatives in the pursuit of nuclear disarmament and continuing efforts to strengthen nuclear non-proliferation,” the statement continued. “With respect to the Middle East, the Secretary-General continues to stand ready to support efforts to promote and sustain the inclusive regional dialogue necessary to achieve this goal.”Mr. Ban has previously lamented a reversal in progress towards new arms reduction agreements following “allegations of destabilizing violations of existing agreements.” In addition, he has warned that the international tide of nuclear abolition – so strong in 2010 – has, in fact, ebbed leading to mounting tensions between nuclear-armed States and a return to Cold War mind sets. In today’s statement, the Secretary-General’s spokesperson added that Mr. Ban hoped that the growing awareness of “the devastating humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons continues to compel urgent actions for effective measures leading to the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons.” read more

Adele got ordained so she could serve as minister at Alan Carrs

first_imgAlan Carr, right, and his husband Paul Drayton Alan Carr, right, and his husband Paul DraytonCredit:David M. Benett/Getty Images Europe He told hosts Emma Willis and Rylan Clark-Neal: “She got ordained and she married us. She is the kindest and most sweetest.”She flew us to Vegas to see Celine Dion sing. She (Adele) sang my first dance. It was the best day of my life.”Carr revealed that his and Mr Drayton’s wedding took place in Adele’s back garden in Los Angeles. Adele secretly got ordained so she could serve as the minister at comedian Alan Carr’s wedding, she revealed today.The singer said “the cat’s out the bag” as she confirmed she married TV host Carr and his long-term partner Paul Drayton.She posted a photograph of herself on Instagram, writing: “Seeing as the cats out the bag. I married two of my best friends in January.”You know me any excuse to dress up… @chattyman #LoveisLove.”In the picture, Adele wears a long white dress and cape while standing in front of a wall of flowers.Comedian Carr told ITV’s This Morning that Adele had not only gone to the trouble of organising his wedding, but that she played a very special part in the ceremony. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Thames Beluga whale could be ferried back to Arctic in Free Willy

“Maybe it’ll be OK over winter, but when it comes into next summer and if there’s yet another heatwave, that will not be great for this animal. The water temperature is too warm. To come into the Thames is really rather odd and of course there are concerns about pollution and whether it would pick up a disease.”Moving Benny would entail a carefully coordinated operation along the lines of that deployed to fly Keiko to Iceland after he began developing a string of ailments at his Oregon Coast Aquarium home.Dr Parsons said: “The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society are working on Beluga conservation in Iceland. It could go where the Free Willy whale was for its conservation. “You tend to do it in interim stages; you take it into one of these sea life centres and rehabilitate it for a while, give it antibiotics and ship it by plane.”With Beluga whales they sometimes beach themselves so they can actually cope with being in shallow water and being moved around [on a plane]. Other species get very very stressed very very quickly.”The first step would be to lower a giant sling to pick up Benny from the water, before transferring it into a water tank and, after a period of rehabilitation at a British aquarium, load it onto a freight transporter plane for the flight north. Keiko gained fame in 1993 for his role in the film ‘Free Willy’Credit:Hulton Archive  At the Icelandic sanctuary benny would probably be joined by two other Beluga whales which were rescued from captivity in China. A dramatic three stage removal operation could theoretically be mounted to rescue the Beluga whale which has found itself splashing about in the mouth of the river Thames.Animal welfare experts could use the same methods deployed to lift and fly Keiko – the whale which starred in the film Free Willy – to a safe sanctuary in 1993.But for the moment Benny the Beluga will be allowed to remain in the Thames unhindered, unless it begins to show signs of ill health or distress.With the waters of the Thames and North Sea cooling with the onset of winter scientists believe the whale will be happy where it is until spring.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––Then, if necessary they could lift it in a giant ‘wet sling’, before transferring the creature to a tank and flying it 1,148 miles to a sea sanctuary off Iceland.Here Benny could be rehomed in a 32,000 square-metre sea pen in Klettsvik Bay, in an operation that would recall the one mounted when Keiko, a 10,000-pound killer whale, was flown from an aquarium in Newport, Oregon, to a tiny coastal Icelandic island. The Beluga whale in the Thames near Gravesend, KentCredit:PA The Beluga whale in the Thames near Gravesend, Kent While Benny has been happily feeding in the Thames for a week and a half, there are worries about the danger it faces from pollution, plastics and boats.It is likely the whale is unhappy without any other members of its species, as they are highly social animals. In the whale sanctuary, the Bluga would have companions to play with.These creatures, nicknamed the ‘canaries of the sea’, are known for their lively behavior, and are often seen throwing sticks to each other and communicating in clicks and whistles. Keiko gained fame in 1993 for his role in the film 'Free Willy' Marine biologist Dr Chris Parsons told The Sunday Telegraph: “In the long term if this animal starts failing, what they could do is move him or her to an interim facility in one of the Sea Life centres in the museum, then move it to the Beluga whale sanctuary. British Divers Marine Life Rescue, the team charged with taking care of Benny, denied such plan was currently in the works, adding that at present they were still monitoring the whale and hoping it swims out to the North Sea, and finds its way home.A spokesperson said they were assessing options for the whale, but were wary of lifting it in straps, which could be stressful, or letting it fall into captivity.If the animal strands, it will be assessed by a vet using information from Canadian specialists with beluga experience, to determine the best outcome. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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