A villager was electrocuted after coming in contact with a live wire which got detached from a pole when suspected Left Wing Extremists cut down trees to block roads in Odisha’s Sinapali block on Monday.Cadres of Mainpur-Nuapada divisional committee of outlawed CPI(Maoist) allegedly felled trees to block roads demanding unconditional release of three persons arrested by the police from Karlakhaman along Khariar-Sinapali Road.One of the trees collapsed on power distribution lines and a wire got detached from the pole. The victim, identified as Sahadev Saha of a nearby village, was riding a bicycle in the early hours of Monday when he came in contact with the live wire. He was charred to death. “Sumitra Dharua (19) of Katripen village, Yusuf Pathan of Khatupani village and Makran Paharia were arrested on different days in the last one month. They were innocent and did not have any involvement in the armed struggle. They should be released,” read the leaflets left behind by the divisional committee members at Karlakhaman.This is the second incident of violence allegedly perpetrated by cadres of CPI(Maoist) in Nuapada district. A fortnight ago, two police personnel were injured in a blast.
Six labourers died on Wednesday when a methane gas tank exploded at a petro-chemical factory in Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnor district. Two others were seriously injured and hospitalised, the police said. One person is missing.The blast took place when the labourers were repairing the tank, said Bijnor Superintendent of Police Umesh Singh. “The tank perhaps caught fire while welding, and the gas, which is highly inflammable, caused the blast,” Mr. Singh said.Eleven persons were working at the Mohit Petro Chemical Factory, which produces ethanol, in Kotwali area of Bijnor, at the time of the accident. Search on for ownerMr. Singh said a case of negligence would be lodged against the operators and the factory owner for violating safety norms. The police are trying to locate the factory owner.Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed grief over the incident and directed officials to ensure treatment of the injured.
Future diabetes patients won’t have to stick themselves with a needle; they’ll just need to get a tattoo. Researchers have developed a temporary paper-based tattoo that applies a mild electrical shock to the skin to measure blood glucose levels. In a study of seven individuals—four males and three females—who wore the tattoo while eating a carbohydrate-rich meal in the lab, the device (pictured) was just as effective at measuring glucose levels as the traditional method, the finger stick monitor. None of the volunteers reported any discomfort during the tests, the team reports in the current issue of Analytical Chemistry, although some of them did point out a tingling feeling when the tattoo was taking its measurements. The device does not currently provide a numerical reading that diabetes patients would need to monitor their condition, but this is in the cards. Other possible applications include sending the information to the patient’s doctor in real time using Bluetooth. Now, the tattoo works for a whole day; the researchers are working on making the tattoo last longer while keeping it at its current cost of a few cents.
Pacer Lasith Malinga made a grand entry into the World Cup by notching up an unprecedented second hat-trick in the mega event as Sri Lanka crushed minnows Kenya by nine wickets in a group A match in Colombo on Tuesday. ScoreSri Lanka bowled out Kenya for a meagre 142 with Malinga, playing his first match of the tournament, single-handedly destroying Kenya with a career-best six-wicket haul.And replying, the hosts cruised to 146 for one in just 18.4 overs with Tillakaratne Dilshan (44), Upul Tharanga (67 unbeaten) and skipper Kumar Sangakkara (27 unbeaten) scoring freely.Malinga also earned the distinction of becoming the first bowler to take a hat-trick in World Cup for the second time as he first achieved the feat earlier in the 2007 edition against South Africa.It was also the second hat-trick of the ongoing World Cup in as many days after West Indies’ Kemar Roach produced the first against the Netherlands in Delhi on Monday.Obuya brothers — Collins (52) and David (51) — were the only batsmen from Kenya to reach the double-digit mark and it was because of their fighting 92-run third-wicket stand that the African nation could reach near the 150-run mark.Malinga, who had not played the first two games due to a back problem, accounted for four opposition wickets, including a hat-trick, in a span of 12 balls at the R Premadasa stadium.Kenya’s lower middle-order spoilt the hardwork of Obuya brothers as they lost their last eight wickets for just 40 runs.Opting to bat, Kenya found the Lankan pace duo of Malinga (6/38) and Nuwan Kulasekara (1/18) too hot to handle as they lost openers — Maurice Ouma and Seren Waters — for just eight runs.advertisementKulasekera struck early for the home team, trapping Ouma in the second over with a delivery that moved in after pitching. The batsman went for the review but TV umpire upheld the decision.Malinga soon got into the act and trapped Waters in the next over with a lethal indipping yorker that hit the batsman on his toes.Although Waters did not go for the review, he was perhaps little unlucky as TV replays later showed the ball was missing leg-stump.Then came in the Obuya brothers, who displayed tremendous grit and determination to steady the rocking Kenyan ship. They showed exemplary patience to rescue Kenya with a 92-run partnership that came off 177 balls.It took another lethal yorker from Malinga to separate the brothers when he cleaned up Collins but not before the right-hander notched up his maiden World Cup half-century that came off 100 balls and was studded with four boundaries.Veteran Steve Tikolo (7) once again disappointed with the bat as Tillakaratene Dilshan pulled off a blinder at point off Angelo Mathews.Just like his brother Collins, David too threw away his wicket after doing all the hard work and at a time when Kenya needed him the most. He was caught by Thilan Samaraweera off Muttiah Muralitharan.Captain Jimmy Kamande did very little to his inspire his team as he was brilliantly run out by a diving Chamara Silva in the next over. And then in the last ball Malinga came up with yet another toe-wrecking yorker to end Tanmay Mishra’s struggle at the crease.Malinga then castled through the defence of Peter Ongondo and Shem Ngoche in the first two deliveries of his next over to register the second hat-trick of this tournament.He then cleaned up the Kenyan tail with another perfect yorker which was too hot for last man Elijah Otieno.
Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, whose passion for bikes is well known, has floated his own racing team which is now competing in FIM Supersport World Championship.The championship is a support race for the World Superbike championship, which will make its India debut next year in March.The team, named as MSD R-N Racing Team India, entered the 17-race championship in the 10th race at Brno, Czech Republic and is expected to compete full season in 2013.The team has two riders in Florian Marino of France and Dan Linfoot of Great Britain.Marino is a four-time Superstock 600 race winner, and was a full time Honda WSS rider last year. Linfoot had won two Superstock 600 races in 2008. The squad has its base at Yeovil in the UK and technical director will be Andrew Stone.Team principal Amit Sandill said the they aim to popularise and grow the game in Asia.”We are looking at it from the long term perspective.Trying to grow the sport in Asia. The sport itself is in a pretty nascent stage in Asia so this is a first step,” Sandill had said at the launch of the team in July.”Trying to get to the championship and making a kind of mark in the championship and then take the sport to India and then other countries in Asia. We would also like to start a Racing Academy. Behind all this is the passion, which comes as a bonus,” he said.
To meet the growing demand for ultrasonic water meters in the European market, ams announced the availability of a new module which provides a complete hardware and software blueprint for an ultrasonic flow sensor, the key element of the next generation of long-life, low-power water meters.The adoption of ultrasonic water meters in the European market is expected to accelerate rapidly in the next three years, as they offer a longer operating lifetime and higher reliability than conventional mechanical water meters, while consuming less power and measuring slowly flowing water as much as ten times more accurately.The module, the IA-UWM-2-GP30-DN20 from Chinese metering equipment manufacturer iESLab, is based on the ams TDC-GP30 ultrasonic flow sensor chip. The TDC-GP30 performs precise timing measurements and calculates accurate flow measurements based on the transmission time of ultrasonic signals in moving water.The IA-UWM-2-GP30-DN20 ultrasonic flow sensor unit is comprised of ultrasonic transducers and a spool piece assembled alongside a TDC-GP30 in a robust enclosure. The release of the module provides meter manufacturers with a ready-made, calibrated ultrasonic sensing unit which offers proven flow measurement performance, saving them from developing their own ultrasonic sensor technology and reducing the time to market for new ultrasonic water meter products.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Bridgetek expands and enriches EVE toolchainNext Eurotech: two rugged, high-performance Ethernet switches for HPEC applications
Demand for these huge vessels is higher then ever. July saw 27 newbuild containerships delivered, which is the biggest monthly number since June 2013. The latest newbuilds raise the total number of new container ships to 126, according to the latest data from analyst Alphaliner.Out of those 27 container ships delivered in July, 7 were ULCVs with a capacity of over 13,000 TEU.Moreover, seven were ultra-large boxships (ULCVs), each with a nominal capacity in excess of 13,000teu.And there are yet 95 ULCVs on order, with a total capacity of 1,482,800 TEU, which is more than twice as much compared to the current number of 81 13,000 TEU-plus container ships.The introduction of new ULCVs will lead to shuffling 8,000 – 10,000 TEU ships from Asia-Europe trade route, and redirecting them mainly towards transpacific trades, but it also opens up the question of the future of the displaced panamax and post-panamax ships.According to Alphaliner’s statistics, the idle containership fleet has decreased to 119, the lowest in past three years, but likely to increase in the second half of the year.Short- and mid-term charters will also be negatively affected by the proposed 2M vessel-sharing agreement between Maersk and MSC, as well as the purchase of the container activities of CCNI and CSAV by Hamburg Sud and Hapag-Lloyd respectively, leading to a further rationalisation of merged fleets.Charter rates are bound to feel the heath in the final three months of the year, especially for un-economic panamax ships with low container intakes.Shipowners and investors have tried to suck up the losses by accepting daily hire rates, which are many times below the operating costs of chartered-out ships, hoping that the market will normalise at some stage.But this contribution in daily hire will come to an end when the ships are off-hired by ocean carriers in an effort to cut their costs and are laid-up for lack of a fixture, still at a cost but without revenue.World Maritime News Staff; August 6, 2014; Image: CMA CGM zoom The Ultra Large Container Vessels (ULCV) will take over shipping routes between Asia and Europe, as smaller containerships are no longer seen as competitive when it comes to unit costs, compared to behemoth Maersk Line Triple-E 18,000 TEU ULCV.
Local Area Office: 902-752-4168 Fax: 902-755-7188 PICTOU COUNTY: Cragies Bridge The Piedmont Valley Road will be closed from today, Oct. 29 until Friday, Nov. 2 for repairs on Cragies Bridge. Detour through Forbes Mills Road and Browns Mills Road.
People and groups in the Halifax area can help Nova Scotia develop leading-edge aquaculture standards at two public consultations Monday, Sept. 9. The meetings will be held 2:30-4:30 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Bluenose Ballroom, Delta Halifax, 1990 Barrington St., Halifax. In May, Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Sterling Belliveau announced the plan to develop regulations to ensure Nova Scotia has a more environmentally, socially and economically sustainable aquaculture industry. Public meetings have taken place around the province this summer. The meetings are being led by independent consultants Meinhard Doelle and Bill Lahey, both Dalhousie law professors. “We are very pleased with the range and quality of the input we have received to date,” said Mr. Doelle. “We look forward to concluding this phase of our process with a set of final sessions in Halifax,” said Mr. Lahey. More information is available at www.aquaculturereview.ca.
Hyderabad: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday said the heinous crimes taking place in different parts of the country should not be linked to religion and the guilty, irrespective of their community, should be punished. The Hyderabad MP decried attempts by a section of media to give wide coverage to incidents where the accused belonged to a particular community but ignoring crimes committed by people from another community. On a special court in Punjab convicting six of the seven accused in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua, Owaisi recalled that BJP leaders including ministers had come on the roads in support of the accused. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoC “BJP should respond why their ministers had come out in support of the accused,” he told reporters here. On the killing of two-year-old girl in Aligarh, Owaisi said nobody came out in support of accused Zahid and Aslam. “We are condemning all such incidents. Justice should be done in all cases, irrespective of the community the accused come from,” he said. Addressing a public meeting late on Sunday night, the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief wondered why the ‘pro-BJP’ media was silent on the incident in Indore where one Shiva Rao raped and killed a five-year-old girl. Also Read – Two squadrons which participated in Balakot airstrike awarded citations “In Gaya, Bihar Chintu Kumar raped a 12-year-old girl and in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, a 12-year-old Dalit girl was raped in front of her parents. In Hyderabad, one Vishnu raped a deaf and dumb girl and he was convicted.” Owaisi also found fault with the manner in which a section of media tried to play up an incident that occurred in Hyderabad last week in which relatives of a woman stabbed a youth because he had married her against their wishes. The MP said the parents should realize that they can only advise their daughters what is good for them but can’t forcibly stop them from marrying somebody they like.
MILAN – The new CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced management changes two months after taking over following the unexpected death of long-time Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne.Mike Manley said Monday that the head of the Alfa Romeo brand, Tim Kuniskis, replaces him at the head of FCA’s biggest-earner, Jeep, while Reid Bigland becomes head of the Ram brand.In Europe, Chief Technology Officer Harald Wester takes on responsibility for the premium brand Maserati, while Pietro Gorlier is now in charge of Europe, replacing Alfredo Altavilla, who resigned after Manley got the top job. Ermanno Ferrari was named CEO of components maker Magnetti Marelli, which is due to be spun off.Manley said the new management structure would help ensure the achievement of five-year targets laid out in June.
In a statement to the press, the 15-member Council said it hoped both Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots would be able to agree quickly on the practicalities for improving pedestrian access now that the wall has been demolished.Ambassador Dumisani S. Kumalo of South Africa, which holds the Council’s rotating presidency this month, said members hoped the removal would serve as a step towards opening a new crossing point for members of the two communities to move across the so-called Green Line buffer zone.The press statement follows the demolition of the wall at the southern end of Ledra Street in the old town of Nicosia, the capital, earlier this month. In January, the Turkish Cypriots removed a footbridge at the northern end of the Green Line that runs along Ledra Street.Today’s statement also welcomed that move by the Turkish Cypriots and urged both communities to work with UN to open the Ledra Street crossing.Mr. Kumalo said the Council also called for the creation of bi-communal working groups and technical committees to help prepare the ground for full-fledged negotiations between Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots.It also urged both communities to implement the agreement reached on 8 July last year that includes bi-communal discussion of issues affecting the daily life of people while also addressing other substantive issues, both of which should contribute to a comprehensive settlement.On 9 March Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative Michael Møller issued a statement calling the wall demolition “a very welcome and positive contribution of great symbolic significance.”The Security Council extended its mandate yet again in December until 15 June 2007 after the latest UN report cited the lack of a comprehensive political settlement and voiced concern about the attitudes of both sides. 27 March 2007The Security Council today welcomed the removal by Greek Cypriots of a wall in the long-running buffer zone dividing the island into northern and southern segments, voicing hope that similar confidence-building measures will lead to the resumption of talks aimed at reaching a durable peace deal on the Mediterranean island.
“The United Nations is unique in its ability to convene the world in order to tackle problems that require collective action,” the Head of Delegation Craig Hawke said. “Widely recognized rules, buttressed by an effective United Nations, are the best guarantors of our security and our economic well-being, particularly for small States.” Guarantees are also the best means of ensuring decent treatment and decent conditions for the world’s citizens, thereby reducing conditions that lead to unrest, conflict and misery, he added.“But we all recognize that the United Nations can do better, and to do so must bemore relevant, effective and fit for purpose,” he declared, noting that Secretary-General António Guterres’s reform agenda provides an opportunity to make this a reality. “Important work lies ahead for us to reform the development and peace and security pillars. The United Nations needs to invest a much greater proportion of its resources and effort in preventing conflict, rather than focusing primarily on the consequences of conflict,” he concluded, calling for management reform. “It is our sincere hope that reform can achieve our collective goal of better reflecting the ideals of the UN Charter and, ultimately, ensuring that the UN delivers better outcomes for our generation and those to come.” Full statement available here
University Road East will be closed to vehicle traffic from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday. This will allow a boom truck to be set up on the south side of the Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex. Traffic will be directed into A Reserve parking lot to get around the road closure. The lift area of the boom truck will be taped off and secured as a controlled area. A portion of the south sidewalk in front of the Cairns Complex will also be closed as the work is completed.
Further to the Leader in the May issue of International Mining, Mineweb recently published an article headlined Obama Administration declares Burma open to US mining investment. So, “US mining and exploration companies can now officially join their Australian, Canadian, Chinese, European, French, Thai and Korean counterparts in the rush to develop Burma’s mineral riches.” See http://www.mineweb.com/mineweb/view/mineweb/en/page72068?oid=151650&sn=Detail&pid=92730
AN IRISH COMPANY has been named as one of the hottest global start-ups by Forbes.Trustev was founded by Pat Phelan and Chris Kennedy and is based in Cork. It works in the area of e-commerce and fraud elimination, and says it works with companies “to smash online fraud and maximise your profits”.According to Forbes, it verifies the identity of online shoppers by “generating a digital ‘fingerprint’ through various social media accounts which prove you are who you claim to be”.The company has raised $3 million from investors since it was founded in 2012 and it reduces the possibility of credit card or identity fraud for online retailers.Tech Crunch reports that the company has just over 60 customers and that it processes on average two million customer transactions a week.Earlier this year, Trustev was named the EU’s Top Startup by the EU Commission.Read: And the Forbes world’s most powerful person is…>
This former care home is another one of the buildings for which this service is offered.Many of the people who sign up to become guardians are young couples saving to buy a house, some are just out of bad relationships and others are splitting their time between two counties for work and need a place to stay a few days a week. All of these house-sitters are vetted beforehand and must be able to provide a passport, a utility bill and proof of employment.For the property-owners, they stand to save up to 60 per cent on insurance premiums and can cut down on costs of hiring a private security firms for a live-in guard or CCTV operations.Woods said this type of security can be effective in reducing vandalism and anti-social behaviour around a building because people are always coming and going. It can also stop some older properties like Georgian buildings or convents from becoming dilapidated.Woods described it as a situation where “everybody wins” as both the house-sitters and the property owners stand to save money.Read: This chart shows just how much Dublin property prices drive up the average>Read: House prices in the euro area are still on the rise> HOUSE-SITTERS ARE bedding down in vacant buildings all across the country as part of a security service to keep properties in top shape and deter vandals.These ‘live-in guardians’ are charged a fraction of the rents in the areas where they are situated, with some paying as little as €100 including bills. About half of the properties are residential but there are also opportunities to have sleepovers in 40-bedroom hotels, pubs, office blocks and convents, if they take your fancy.The service has been running since 2011, with Camelot Property Management at the helm, having successfully rolled out the system in a number of other European countries. The idea originated as an anti-squatting solution in Holland, where it is estimated that around 52,000 people are now living as guardians.Speaking to TheJournal.ie Damian Woods, Regional Manager of the company, stressed that the service is first and foremost a security solution and not a housing solution.Those living in the properties are not considered tenants and they sign very specific agreements so they can be asked to leave with a month’s notice if the property is sold, they can’t have any parties or pets and staff from Camelot make regular checks on the property. Just less than 200 people are currently living as guardians across Ireland at the moment.There are people who want to live cheaply and who are prepared to live under very flexible arrangements and then there are the people who want their buildings protected and this offers a kind of preventative type of security.
Sam Bennett held off the challenge of some top-class sprinters to take the biggest win of his career at Stage 3 of the iconic Paris-Nice race in France.Joe Schmidt is set to retain Garry Ringrose at outside centre in his Ireland team to face Wales on Friday night in the Six Nations.Johnny McPhillips will miss the rest of the U20 Six Nations after returning to Ulster for rehab on a groin injury which could keep him out for up to eight weeks.Blackrock College comprehensively saw off the challenge of Gonzaga College to book their place in the Leinster Schools Senior Cup final.Kieran Donaghy has been called up to the Irish senior men’s basketball team panel.The importance of the increased safety standards in Irish mixed martial arts was illustrated at an event in Dublin on Saturday. By Paul Dollery https://the42.ie/3275597 We’ll Leave It There So: Sam’s the man, Ringrose to start in Cardiff and the rest of today’s sport Here’s what the world of sport conjured up today. Short URL Tuesday 7 Mar 2017, 8:00 PM Share1 Tweet Email Mar 7th 2017, 8:00 PM Sarah Smyth with 2016 Fairyhouse Boylesports Irish Grand National winner Rogue Angel at today’s launch of the 2017 race at Everardsgrange, Fethard, Co Tipperary. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHOHome No Comments A steward tackles a pitch invader at today’s Leinster Schools Senior Cup semi-final between Gonzaga College and Blackrock College in Donnybrook. Source: Gary Carr/INPHOAwayNewport Gwent Dragons have announced that Zane Kirchner will join them from Leinster at the end of the season.The Football Association has confirmed that Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic has accepted a three-match ban for his elbow on Tyrone Mings.Team Sky have admitted making a number of mistakes around the reception of a medical package for former Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins but expect to be found not guilty of breaking anti-doping rules.The Best Thing We Shared Source: PRO12 Rugby/YouTubeWatch how Leinster secured yet another bonus-point win in the Guinness Pro12 by putting 45 points on the Scarlets.Where We Were TodayRyan Bailey was in Donnybrook for the Leinster Schools Senior Cup semi-final between Gonzaga College and Blackrock College, while Emma Duffy was at the Support Her Sport conference at Croke Park. Natalya Coyle, Fiona Coghlan, Annalise Murphy and Mags D’Arcy were on board for the Support Her Sport conference. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHOOn The RecordIt is difficult to take emotion out of playing the game because I love playing for Ulster and Ireland. You have to have some sort of cut-throat instinct when looking at your performance, analysing yourself, making sure what you have done: ‘Is it good enough? Are the impacts good enough? Or have you made the impacts?’ A lot of it is put into stats for us. I don’t mind going through it and figuring out whether I have bettered myself from my previous performance. A lot of it does come down to being brutally honest with yourself and having the stubbornness almost to push yourself through, looking at how badly you did things.Ireland’s Iain Henderson is gearing up for Friday night’s Six Nations clash with Wales.The Fixture ListTomorrow night in the EirGrid U21 football championship – Leinster quarter-final: Laois v Louth (O’Moore Park, Portlaoise); Munster quarter-finals: Kerry v Clare (Austin Stack Park, Tralee), Limerick v Tipperary, (Gaelic Grounds); Ulster preliminary round: Antrim v Monaghan (Queens University, The Dub) — all 7.30pm.There’s more second-leg action in the Champions League, with Barcelona hosting Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund at home to Benfica (both 7.45pm).In the Premier League, Manchester City entertain Stoke City (8pm).Showbiz, baby! Source: RTÉ Soccer RepublicPatrick McEleney has been doing a fine job of helping Dundalk fans to get over the departure of Daryl Horgan. McEleney was superb against Sligo Rovers on Saturday night, opening the scoring with a sublime free-kick in their 4-0 win.A first Irish stage win at Paris-Nice for 28 years as Sam Bennett delivers career-high performance9 players to watch in the Munster U21 football championship 12,231 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Bengaluru : Mining baron and former Karnataka minister Gali Janardhana Reddy on Wednesday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate for questioning in connection with a multi-crore ponzi scam case, agency sources said. “Yes, the quizzing is in relation with Ambidant (Marketing Private Limited),” a source in ED confirmed. Sources in the ED said that the questioning began in the afternoon and went on till late in the evening. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us Reddy’s close aide Ali Khan had allegedly struck a Rs 20-crore deal with Syed Ahmed Fareed of the Ambidant Marketing Pvt Ltd, a company accused of involvement in the ponzi scheme, to bail him (Fareed) out of an Enforcement Directorate (ED) probe. During investigation, Fareed, who is on bail, had claimed that he had paid the money so as to get help from Reddy to bail him out in connection with the ED probe. Reddy had refuted the allegations against him. Reddy was arrested by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) of the city police on November 11, 2018. However, he got bail from a city court three days later.
Florian Martin/Houston Public MediaTexas Comptroller Glenn Hegar says the economic impact from Harvey is minimal for the state in relative terms.Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said Hurricane Harvey was devastating for certain communities and individuals, but when you look at the overall impact on the state economy, it was minimal.The comptroller estimates Harvey cost the state about $1.5 billion, but that’s out of a $200 billion budget.He said certain types of businesses, like restaurants, are more affected as a result of reduced spending among hurricane victims.Others have even experienced a bump in business after Harvey. For example, auto sales went up significantly because people needed to replace vehicles lost in the flooding.But Hegar said this simply changes the timing of when people buy new cars. He said it will balance out over the long run. Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X 00:00 /01:03 Share