Chinese invite select media in Colombo for meet after NYT report

All local media and foreign media have been invited in the past for press conferences at the Chinese Embassy in Colombo.However it is understood that the special press conference being held tomorrow is only for select media to ensure there is no further damage caused to China’s reputation in Sri Lanka. When contacted by Colombo Gazette, officials at the Chinese Embassy in Colombo said that there was limited seating made available for the press meeting at the Embassy and so not all media were invited. The Chinese Embassy in Colombo has invited select journalists for an urgent meeting tomorrow (Thursday) following the New York Times report which accused China of funding former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the 2015 Presidential elections.Sources said that only a few journalists based in Colombo from the local media and Chinese media have been invited for the meeting. The Times article published on June 26 detailed how Rajapaksa had taken on more than $1 billion in loans from China’s Government to build the Hambantota port despite feasibility studies that concluded the project was not economically viable. (Colombo Gazette) Officials said that the meeting was a “press conference” and a media statement was to be issued later. read more

Chrysler recalls Ram 1500 Dodge Dakota trucks from 20092010 because of rear

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Chrysler recalls Ram 1500, Dodge Dakota trucks from 2009-2010 because of rear axle nut problem by News Staff Posted Oct 6, 2012 12:46 pm MDT DETROIT – Chrysler says it’s recalling Ram 1500 and Dodge Dakota trucks from the 2009-2010 model year because a lack of adhesive may cause the rear axle pinion nut to loosen.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Saturday that if that happens, the axle can lock up, and the vehicle could lose control and crash.Government and company officials say there have been 15 reports of rear axle failure, including four that resulted in a loss of vehicle control. The driver crashed into a concrete barrier in one case. There have been three minor injuries.The recall involves 44,300 vehicles manufactured from July 1 to Nov. 30, 2009.Chrysler will notify owners of the recall beginning next month. Dealers will install a retainer to secure the pinion nut free of charge. read more