Light rains bring down mercury level in Delhi

first_imgNew Delhi: Light rains in a few areas brought the mercury down by two notches in the national capital on Tuesday, officials said. The humidity levels oscillated between 84 and 49 per cent. “The maximum temperature was recorded at 34.2 degrees Celsius, two notches below normal while the minimum settled at 28.8 degrees Celsius, a notch above normal,” a MeT official said. The Safdarjung observatory recorded 0.4 mm rainfall while the Palam observatory did not receive any rainfall. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic items The Ridge area, Aya Nagar and Lodhi Road observatories recorded 0.3 mm, 0.1 and 0.22 mm rainfall respectively. The weatherman predicted a cloudy morning on Wednesday with possibility of drizzle and strong surface winds towards the evening. The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to settle around 36 and 28 degrees Celsius later in the day. On Monday, the maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded at 36.7 degrees Celsius and 28.6 degrees Celsius respectively.last_img read more

China upbeat ahead of US trade talks but differences large

first_imgBEIJING — China has sounded a positive note ahead of trade talks with Washington, but economists warn they face lengthy wrangling over technology and the future of their economic relationship.Both sides have expressed interest in settling their tariff battle over Beijing’s technology ambitions. Yet neither has indicated its stance has changed despite a Dec. 1 agreement by Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping to postpone further increases.A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman, Lu Kang, said American and Chinese envoys will have “positive and constructive discussions” during meetings Monday and Tuesday.Trump imposed tariff hikes of up to 25 per cent on $250 billion of Chinese imports over complaints Beijing steals or pressures companies to hand over technology. Beijing responded with penalties on $110 billion of American goods.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Virtual reality arcades bank on gamer interest in trying out new technology

WATERLOO, Ont. – Imagine walking into a black-walled, nondescript room that instantly transforms into another world where you can explore outer space or defend a castle from monsters — all by donning a virtual reality headset.That’s the experience that awaits visitors at one of the number of new VR arcades opening up across Canada. Business owners are hoping to capitalize on gamers’ interest in trying out the immersive technology, even as it becomes more readily available for the public to use at home.Since the summer and over the past few weeks, several companies have started releasing high-end VR headsets for consumers. But some industry insiders and VR arcade owners aren’t concerned, arguing that the mass extinction video game arcades of the 70s and 80s faced won’t beset this growing industry because obstacles like price and space still exist when it comes to bringing the true VR experience to households.It’s impossible to know how many VR arcades exist but more and more are opening up, says Bernie Roehl, co-founder of the Virtual Reality Standards Board, a non-profit organization that advises commercial VR facilities on best practices.“It ranges all the way from huge, massive, literally multimillion-dollar installations, all the way down to an Internet cafe,” he said, describing the gamut of VR arcades that exist in the global marketplace.Several of these facilities already operate in Canada, including Ctrl V, which opened its first Waterloo, Ont., location last June. It boasts 16 play spaces where visitors can select from more than 20 games, including multi-player experiences, with new ones added monthly for about $25 an hour.Ctrl V has since expanded to a second spot in the city and is planning for at least another 20 locations in the first year, says its chief financial officer Robert Bruski.He says the company has received about 160 applications to open franchise locations — mostly in Canada and the U.S., but also some from the United Kingdom, France, Australia and South Africa.“Most people have never played virtual reality, so it’s new to everyone,” says Bruski.Roehl says there’s a need for VR facilities because they allow consumers to try out the technology at a reasonable price.Even though the HTC Vive VR headset started shipping orders to Canada this summer — with the PlayStation VR and the Oculus Rift, which is owned by Facebook, having launched more recently — the price of these systems still makes it prohibitive for most gamers, he says.The PlayStation VR headset alone costs $549.99, while the Oculus Rift sells for $849.99, including some accessories. The HTC Vive system costs $1,149.While the technology available will continue to develop, says Roehl, consumers shouldn’t expect the powerful systems currently in arcades to drop in price and land in people’s homes any time soon. The equipment in one room at Ctrl V, for example, costs roughly $5,000.This is why Roehl says so many industry insiders, himself included, believe at-home VR systems won’t be commonplace for several years.“I think for many years to come the arcades — because they can afford to invest in the latest, greatest, high-end technology — will always stay ahead of the average consumer,” Roehl says.But cost isn’t the only obstacle facing those wanting to experience VR at home, adds Bruski. There’s also the issue of space.The HTC Vive, for example, needs a minimum play area of about 32 square feet that is unobstructed for room-scale games, according to its website, and can support a play space of up to nearly 132 square feet.Certain virtual reality experiences become exponentially better if the player has more space, says Roehl, and those types of games will only be able to be experienced at specialized centres and not homes.He also believes these futuristic arcades can continue to draw in customers after at-home systems are common by offering games not sold to the public. Ctrl V, for instance, has developers on staff who develop games for the arcade.“As long as they can keep developing new experiences people will keep coming out,” Roehl says.Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter. by Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 19, 2016 8:00 am MDT Last Updated Oct 19, 2016 at 8:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Virtual reality arcades bank on gamer interest in trying out new technology read more

International community will not tolerate obstacles to Burkina Faso transition says UN

We all know that transitions are difficult; all transitions are fragile; there is no transition without difficulties,” Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman told journalists in the capital, Ouagadougou, today. “However, the international community will not tolerate any obstacle to the transition. Those who threaten the transition should be aware that the international community is watching and will hold them accountable.”Mr. Feltman’s visit to Burkina Faso at the request of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and was joined on his visit by Special Representative for West Africa, Mohamed Ibn Chambas.Mr. Feltman said that he and Mr. Ibn Chambas met with the transitional authorities and representatives of political parties.“I commended Michel Kafando, Transitional President of Burkina Faso, and transitional authorities for their determination to put in place a transitional process and organize elections in accordance with the timeline set out in the Transition Charter,” he said. “I encouraged the transitional authorities to do everything possible to implement the Transition Charter in an inclusive manner and in a spirit of national cohesion.” Mr. Feltman said he underlined the UN’s commitment to providing Burkina Faso with the necessary support to organize free, transparent and democratic elections, saying that the Mr. Chambas would continue to use good offices to support, in close cooperation with regional and international partners, the efforts of national authorities during the transition.In early November 2014, thousands of Burkinabé protesters took to the streets in the capital of Ouagadougou, facing off with security forces outside the presidential palace amid deadly violence that included the ransacking of Government buildings and the state television headquarters.Following the violence, former President Blaise Compaoré announced his resignation, ending his 27-year stay in office, and handed power over to the military. By the end of that month, the country officially marked the transfer of power to Transitional President, Michel Kafando. A 26-member transitional government was subsequently appointed, and throughout, the Secretary-General called on all appointed leaders to work in a “collaborative and harmonious manner.” read more

Make every day a day for girls in ICT says UN

“Each time we introduce more women to the world of ICTs, not only do we take one more step towards achieving gender equality, but we accelerate socio-economic development for all,” said Brahima Sanou, the Director of Telecommunication Development at the United Nations International Telecommunication Union (ITU).“In many countries, we are starting to see International Girls in ICT Day initiatives moving from one-day events to sustained, on-going programmes to teach girls about ICTs throughout the year.”Held annually on the fourth Thursday in April, the International Day recognizes the importance of young women in science, technology, engineering and math, and to inform them of the vast potential in these fields.Since its inception, over 300,000 girls and young women have taken part in more than 9,000 celebrations of International Day in 166 countries worldwide.Click here to see this year’s commemorative events around the world.“The International Girls in ICT Day has become a global movement in which more girls and young women are learning about the wide range of fascinating opportunities ICT careers can offer,” said Houlin Zhao, the Secretary-General of ITU.“It is essential that the public and private sectors, as well as academia, and civil society seize the momentum created by the International Day to leapfrog the number of girls pursuing careers in technology.” read more

The abuse of food relief in Yemen must end now

WFP’s demands were issued in a letter to the Houthi leadership as well as in a news release on New Year’s Eve.“This is an issue that affects not just WFP but all aid agencies working in Yemen and indeed in war zones everywhere and no-one can say for certain how widespread this problem is”, said WFP spokesperson Hervé Verhoosel, noting that humanitarian food assistance was being diverted in Houthi-controlled areas, including the capital of Sana’a, and, to a lesser extent, in the Government-controlled areas as well.According to news reports, factions and militias on both sides of the conflict have blocked food aid from reaching groups suspected of disloyalty, diverting it instead to front-line combat units or selling it for a profit on the black market.The UN agency has learned that many desperately poor people have taken to selling part of their food rations for education, medicines and rent.An ounce of prevention worth a ton of cureThe Yemen Government gave WFP permission to biometrically register beneficiaries, by identifying and authenticating each individual based on person-specific data.The de facto authorities in Sana’a have a responsibility to take action against those involved in stealing – WFP spokesperson So far, WFP monitoring has identified seven centres in Sana’a city where an estimated 1,200 metric tons of food was diverted in August and September, equivalent to about one per cent of the food provided nationally each month.“It is our monitoring systems that detected there was a problem”, Mr. Verhoosel explained. “We are committed to ensuring our food assistance reaches those who most need it.”As the local partner organization involved in the abuse has at the same time helped provide food assistance to three million people, WFP underscored that the authorities must investigate and dismiss those responsible, regardless of whether the corruption was carried out by the Government or non-governmental organizations.  “To improve the support to beneficiaries, we have been looking into the introduction of cash-based transfers in some areas”, said Mr. Verhoosel. “However, given the risk of corruption, we have made it clear to the de facto authorities that we will not introduce cash-based transfers unless we are authorized to implement a biometric identification system that uses personal data, including iris scans and ten-finger prints”.WFP is tackling the issue by tracking and monitoring suspected locations and closely inspecting distribution centres.“The de facto authorities in Sana’a have a responsibility to take action against those involved in stealing from the beneficiaries and in trading of food aid,” he stressed. “They should allow an independent beneficiary selection process and a biometric-based registration system.”Mr. Verhoosel said that the biometric identification system had been rolled out in Government-controlled areas and that authorities in Sana’a had yet to agree to implement the system.UN Special Envoy to pay a visitMeanwhile, Martin Griffiths, the UN Special Envoy for the country, is set to visit Yemen and Saudi Arabia on Saturday in his latest round of consultations with the warring parties, where a fragile truce has been holding in the key port city of Hudaydah, since 18 December.According to the UN in Geneva, Mr. Griffiths is expected to meet with the Ansarallah leadership, (the official name of the Houthi movement), as well as with the head of the UN-convened Committee monitoring the Hudaydah ceasefire, General Patrick Cammaert; as well as UN Humanitarian Coordinator Lise Grande in Sana’a. He will then meet the President of Yemen, Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, and other officials in Riyadh. read more

VIDEO Beach handball magic Marvelous goal after 720 degrees rotation

A 720 degrees rotation marvelous goal in a beach handball match. The Norwegian player Andre Lindboe took a 720 degrees rotation in the shoot out process and scored a magnificent goal during the match Norway – Denmark 1-2 at the European Beach Handball Championships 2013 held in Randers, Denmark last July.Watch the videosource: ← Previous Story Dinamo Minsk beat Medvedi in second friendly match Next Story → (VIDEO) DKB Bundesliga 2013/2014 start on August 20: Handball Gladiators are ready! Beach handballfantastic handball goalhandball goalshandball rotation

Clare Daly asks Commissioner why she was brought to court over driving

first_imgClare Daly asks Commissioner why she was brought to court over driving offence More than 14,000 people were summoned to court erroneously. 64,540 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Mar 30th 2017, 11:23 AM Short URL 135 Comments Subscribe for more videos Share282 Tweet Email3 By Sinead O’Carroll Source: DURING A ROBUST round of questioning of Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan and two members of her senior management, Clare Daly used her own personal experience with traffic policing to examine the current scandals around fixed charge notices and breath testing.At a Justice Committee hearing this morning, the Independents4Change TD was trying to establish a correct timeline on when the gardaí knew there was an issue with court summons – and when they fixed it.According to Deputy Commissioner John Twomey, an IT solution implemented in May 2016 ensured that it is “not technically possible to issue a summons for a Fixed Charge Notice [offence] without [a FCN first being issued]“.“I wonder how you could tell me then that I was summonsed to the CCJ on 12 December last year for an alleged motoring offence which allegedly took place in March of 2016 where no FCN was issued,” Daly countered.“I don’t think I’m that special, to be honest. I know it’s a fact because I’ve got a few FCNs before, I know what they look like and if I had got it, I would have known.Coincidentally, on receipt of a FCN that I actually did get in October last year, I was in Naas Court and met some people there who were there precisely because they hadn’t got a FCN and had been summonsed to court.“They spent a day in that court and because they were pleading not guilty, the judge adjourned and they had to come back another day. Now that was in October and December of last year.”Daly then questioned if the committee could believe what garda management was telling it, given the contradictory evidence directly available to its members.“The point here is that we have – the public in particular – have the reality posed in front of them where they cannot trust information coming from senior garda management,” she continued.Twomey noted that a FCN being issued does not ensure it will be received.“Are you saying all those cases are on the fault of An Post?” Daly asked.Twomey did not put blame on the postal service, but did say that gardaí are now confident in their current IT systems.O’Sullivan said that Daly’s specific experience would be examined – and that management would be “happy” if it identified further issues.ApologyThe embattled Commissioner faced questions from all committee members this morning about the two current controversies dogging An Garda Síochána.Making a statement on the FCN problems and the revelations that almost one million breath tests recorded never actually happened, she apologised for “the grave mistakes and wrongdoing during the last decade that have led to the two controversies we are here today to discuss”.“Those mistakes and wrongdoings are unacceptable in policing terms, unacceptable in ethical terms, unacceptable in terms of public trust, and, most critically, unacceptable to the advocacy and support groups involved in road safety and to those who were wrongly brought to court,” she continued.They have raised serious issues about how we managed the service, how certain Gardaí operated on the ground and their supervision. Given the scale of these issues, they can’t simply be blamed on one individual or one area. It is a collective failure. From top down to bottom up.She also conceded that further problems with the force’s data could emerge in the future.“When we turn over stones, we will find things that are wrong,” she said. However, she noted that she has no indications on what areas within the organisation could be problematic.Read: Nóirin O’Sullivan calls country’s top officers to garda HQ and urges them to support her Thursday 30 Mar 2017, 11:23 AM last_img read more

Pep confirms David Silva injury

first_imgPep Guardiola has confirmed David Silva will be on the treatment table for a few weeks after picking up a hamstring injury in Manchester City’s loss to Chelsea.Silva was replaced by Ilkay Gundogan in the 68th minute of the 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge after pulling the hamstring in his right leg.The former Valencia man is one of a number of players who will miss the visit of Hoffenheim to the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday in the Champions League.Asked about his injury list, Guardiola told Sky: “David Silva is not able. Kevin De Bruyne (knee) is not able. Danilo is not able. Sergio Aguero is not ready.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“We have 15 players available, so I can’t do it too much (rotating). We are in the next stage which is important but we have to try and win every game to finish first.”Guardiola confirmed Silva is may miss the busy festive period but Aguero may return from a muscle injury in time to face Everton on Saturday, live on Sky Sports.last_img read more

Caribbean Food and Wine Festival

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:Blue Haven Resort, Caribbean food and wine festival, david lefevre, gourmet safari, Hans peter haider, hotel 12, Leah cohen, Leah kohen, Manhattan beach post and fishing, pig and khao restaurant, west bay resort Caribbean Food and Wine Festival goes to Gourmet Safari What’s on TONIGHT in Providenciales Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 5 Nov 2014 – Ironically this month, this weekend ushers in a fourth installment of the Caribbean Food and Wine Festival; a usually a sold out event held in concert with the island’s leading resorts and restaurants in a celebration of international cuisine and yes, wines! This year the opening dinner will be held at newcomers to the resort scene in Provo, Blue Haven Resort… also this weekend, The Gourmet Safari includes stops at Coyaba, Regent Palms, Seven Stars and Gansevoort… the food and wine pairing is set for the West Bay Club… the island street food fair remains on the Grace Bay strip… and the Grace Bay Club will host the final Dinner with the stars … Including celebrity chefs David Lefevre, who is a partner of the Manhattan Beach Post and Fishing; Hans Peter Haider, Executive Chef at hotel12 and Leah Cohen of the Pig and Khao Restaurant in the Lower East side of NYC. Recommended for you Dominican Republic rum a fine favorite at Caribbean Food & Wine Festival, Turks and Caicoslast_img read more

Vintage planes to recreate historic flight

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSunday, May 13th, the U.S. Airmail Service celebrated its 100 year anniversary.Dave Scott was live at Gillespie Field and the Allen Airways Flying Museum to get the details.To honor the occasion and raise awareness, three vintage biplanes will retrace the pioneering West Coast airmail route, Contract Air Mail 8 (CAM), from San Diego to Seattle, May 13-18, 2018. Vintage planes to recreate historic flight Posted: May 13, 2018 Dave Scott, Dave Scott May 13, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

ShortTerm CR in Works as Talks Remain Frozen

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Bipartisan negotiations over a year-end omnibus are stalled over whether to include about 40 contentious policy riders, forcing the House GOP to consider moving a short-term continuing resolution (CR) to provide the two parties a few more days beyond the Friday deadline to strike a deal.The stopgap would last “a handful of days” and allow the government to remain open past Dec. 11 when the current CR runs out, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) told reporters Tuesday following a meeting of the Republican conference.The president would sign a CR that extends funding by an “extra day or two” while lawmakers “go through the legislative mechanics” of crafting and clearing a fiscal 2016 spending measure, said White House press secretary Josh Earnest, reported CQ Roll Call.At the same time, Ryan vowed to finish work on the package before lawmakers head home for the holidays. “We don’t expect to do this for a long term. We need to get it right. I don’t want us to go home until we get this done,” Ryan said.Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), ranking member on the Senate Appropriations Committee, said “40 or 42 poison pill riders” are holding up the negotiations, including provisions targeting Middle Eastern refugees, abortion, campaign finance restrictions, environmental and financial regulations, and a National Labor Relations Board ruling. The two sides also are locked in a battle over a package of permanent tax extenders which may be attached to the spending package.“We were making very good progress on resolving the money issues,” Mikulski told reporters Tuesday afternoon. “We have about 40 or 42 poison pill riders, but some are really big — Hobby Lobby, campaign finance reform — things that should have never even been on the appropriations. So we’re kind of stuck at the riders stage,” she said.Mikulski said negotiations mainly involved congressional leadership and the White House.last_img read more

Climate strike Students the world over take to streets demanding action

first_imgThe next time you think today’s kids only care about playing video games and posting selfies on Instagram, remember the day hundreds of thousands of kids around the world took to the streets to raise awareness of climate change.On Friday, students protested the lack of action from adults on environmental issues with the #ClimateStrike walkouts.  Basically.#ClimateStrike #ClimateChange NYC City Hall— Caroline Lewis (@clewisreports) March 15, 2019 Cape Town’s #SchoolStrike4Climate outside Parliament this afternoon. 🌍✊🌿📢⛰#FridaysForFuture #climatestrike— Jo Jackson (@jojacks0n) March 15, 2019 Oh boy, look what happened in Lisbon, Portugal.#FridaysForFuture #ClimateStrike— Angela Fay (@lifelearner47) March 15, 2019 Sci-Tech 3 Tags Students inspired by Thunberg planned walkouts all over the globe Friday, including remote places like Antarctica. In a tweet, Thunberg said over 1 million people participated in 125 countries, citing numbers from climate action group Last year, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) revealed in an alarming report that even if we meet the targets set by the Paris climate accord and stop our reliance on fossil fuels, the world faces serious impacts of climate change. So youth protests like #ClimateStrike could help remind the older generation that action needs to be taken.”Today you are hearing from children all over the world,” teen activist Alexandria Villasenor told a crowd  at the New York City climate strike protests. “We are telling you, we are trapped, and the time has come for you to turn the furnace off and save us all.”With the #ClimateStrike hashtag trending on Twitter, teens and adults alike are sharing photos, videos and thoughts about the worldwide mass protests and calls to action. Sign: “So bad even the introverts are here!”Victor, 15, St Paul, Minnesota#climatestrike #FridaysForFuture— Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus) March 15, 2019 There’s an estimated 20,000 schoolkids including myself at the #ClimateStrike today in London. These are absolutely inspiring scenes with 100’s from each school across the city. Young people are political – we’re taking a stand and we’re not stopping anytime soon.— Hasan Patel 🌹 (@CorbynistaTeen) March 15, 2019 In front of Trump Tower. #climatestrike— Rex Santus (@rexsantus) March 15, 2019 @GretaThunberg today in Helsinki we had at least 5 000 young people marching and striking for their future! We haven’t seen anything like this in Finland😍🌍💚#ClimateStrike #FridaysForFuture #WhateverItTakes— Atte Ahokas🇫🇮🇪🇺🌍 (@A_Ahokas) March 15, 2019 There are thousands of students on the streets of Dublin taking part in #climatestrike— Natura Token (@naturatoken) March 15, 2019 Hundreds of young people striking outside the MA State House right now! The energy here is amazing and inspiring! 🌎 (video better with volume on) #ClimateStrike— Mass Sierra Club (@MassSierraClub) March 15, 2019 Many were inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who was just nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. Last year, Thunberg gave a popular TED Talk explaining why she walked out of school and organized a strike to raise awareness of global warming. She protested outside the Swedish parliament and in the process grabbed the world’s attention. “The climate crisis has already been solved; we already have all the facts and solutions,” Thunberg said in the talk. “All we have to do is to wake up and change.” Students around the world are striking today to demand action on climate change. Many were inspired by 16-year-old @GretaThunberg, who was just nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.Watch Greta’s full TED Talk here: #ClimateStrike— TED Talks (@TEDTalks) March 15, 2019 Share your voice “We are not responsible … I am here to say NO MORE.” #ClimateStrike— Sierra Student Co. (@Sierrastudent) March 15, 2019 Gathering at Churchill Square in Brighton this morning! #youthstrike #youthstrike4climate #climatestrike #schoolstrike #fridaysforfuture #youthstrike4climatejustice— YouthStrike4Climate Brighton (@Strike4YouthBH) March 15, 2019 My son JJ He stood alone at his school in Ck-on-Shannon, Co. #Leitrim for #ClimateStrike – but he stood there in the knowledge that millions of kids, all over the world are standing with him today.❤Very proud Mum moment!#Ireland #ClimateStrike #fridaysforfuture— Leah Doherty (@LeahNiD) March 15, 2019 LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THE MARCH IN BRUSSELS!!! Young people are rising in 2052 places in 123 countries on every continents. There is no time to waste. We must #ActOnClimate. #climatestrike #klimaatstaking #FridayForFutures #GreenNewDeal @GretaThunberg 🎬 via @JohnHyphen— Mike Hudema (@MikeHudema) March 15, 2019 #FridaysForFuture#ClimateStrikeThe new generation is more woke than you think… This is a photo of my city, Parma, we were so many… I’m so proud I was part of this— I ᴀᴍ: мιяιαмα (@Miriama03_Stay) March 15, 2019 @GretaThunberg #climatestrike #SchoolsStrike4Climate #FridaysForFuture Today In Rome.. 🌍— maxander61 (@maxander61) March 15, 2019 It’s not a trend – it’s a movement. #ClimateStrike— Ashley Shimabukuro (@AshShimabukuro) March 15, 2019 Commentslast_img read more

Bristol Bay red king crab quota caught

first_imgThe Bristol Bay red king crab season finished up last week when the entire allowable catch was harvested.Listen now“The Bristol Bay Red King Crab fishery went fairly well,”  Miranda Westphal said. Westphal is the area management biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Dutch Harbor. “A little slower than we would like to have seen, but they wrapped up with a total catch of 6.59 million pounds. So they caught all of the catch that was available for the season.”Before the season opened on October 15, ADF&G and the National Marine Fisheries Service completed an analysis of the 2017 NMFS trawl survey results for Bristol Bay red king crab.“From what we saw during the fishery was that the fishermen were seeing about what we expected from the survey, with a little bit slower fishing and with pockets of crab without a real wide distribution for the stock. So it was about as we expected,” Westphal said.Bering Sea tanner and snow crab fisheries are still underway, but Westphal said that those fisheries have slowed for the holidays.“We’ve got a few vessels participating in Western Bering Sea tanner. There’s approximately 1.1 million pounds have been landed so far,” Westphal said. “Most of the folks are taking a break for the holidays and will be back to fish Bering Sea tanner and Bering Sea snow crab. So right now it’s just a little bit of lull in the action while everyone takes a break for the holidays,”Westphal expects the action in those fisheries to pick up in January.The Western Bering Sea tanner fishery will remain open until March 31 with a total allowable catch of 2.5 million pounds and the Bering Sea snow crab season is open until March. The Bering Sea snow crab fishery has a total allowable catch of about 19 million pounds. The Eastern Subdistrict closes May 15. The Western Subdistrict closes May 31.last_img read more

AsiaPacific information superhighway proposed

first_img.Bangladesh has come up with a proposal for an inter-state internet highway, to be dubbed the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway (APIS). This proposed internet highway will connect 32 countries of the Asia-Pacific region through underground optical fibre cables. This will be the same length as the Asian highway, that is, 145,000 km. The Bangladesh part of this highway will be 1768 km.The proposal for this internet highway basically came from Bangladesh. The matter was discussed in detail at the United National Economic Social Commission for Asia-Pacific (UN-ESCAP) steering committee meeting held in Bangkok, Thailand, last December. Representatives of India, China, Japan and other countries of the region were present at the meeting.Based on the decision taken at the meeting, a feasibility study is being carried out on the project. The prevailing telecommunication system in the region is basically dependent on the submarine cable which is significantly most establishment and maintenance than underground cables, pushing internet bandwidth costs in Asia much higher than that of Europe and North America. For example, in Singapore and Hong Kong, the MBPS (mega-byte per second) internet bandwidth cost on average is USD 1.79 and USD 1.83 respectively. Yet it Paris and New York this can be availed at USD .45 to USD .78 on average.If the APIS can be implemented, this will be the world’s largest terrestrial interstate internet network, providing speedy broadband internet in the region. More wholesale markets for bandwidth will be created, bringing prices down to the level of Europe and the US.According to a study of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the Asia-Pacific region has the highest rate of digital disparity when it comes to the use of internet technology. Only 8 per cent of the region’s population has access to speedy broadband internet use, resulting in a large section of the population being deprived of using digital technology for education, health and financial transactions.According to official data, there are 80.8 million internet connections in Bangladesh with internet bandwidth usage being 500 to 550 GBPS (giga-bytes per second). That is why Facebook, Google and such organisations do not have servers in Bangladesh.Member of US-ESCAP’s APIS working and steering committee Abu Sayeed told Prothom Alo, the combination of submarine cable and underground cable in Europe and America’s inter-state telecommunication infrastructure has created stiff competition in the bandwidth market. The submarine cable is in the hands of limited number of government and private owners and so the Asian bandwidth market has been captured. That is why though Asia has the highest use of the internet, it is costly and has low bandwidth use per head. APIS will eliminate this discrimination.Abu Sayeed Khan went on to say, “Today we can use mobile phones at reasonable rates due to the stiff competition created by reforms in the telecommunications policy. APIS can also resolve the artificial crisis for bandwidth and render broadband easily available to all.”last_img read more

VIDEO Woman receives marriage proposal immediately after sinking half court shot at

first_imgSports marriage proposals are usually the cheesiest. No little girl dreams of one of the most important moments of her life taking place on a jumbo tron, surrounded by beer swilling knuckleheads.But last night at halftime of the Siena/Manhattan Metro Atlantic match up, one boyfriend, set up an elaborate proposal where he arranged for his girlfriend to be selected for a half court shot contest, while he waited behind the action, dressed in a Dunkin Donuts mascot costume.Even though the event was a set up, the girlfriend went off script by burying the half court heave. Following the amazing make, the boyfriend revealed himself from the mascot costume, took a knee and proposed. Luckily, she said yes and didn’t just take the money and run.Good luck to the happy couple!! Most marriages end in divorce. Advertisement Here’s the video:UNREAL @SportsCenter TOP 10. And she made it @TWCNewsAlbany— Marisa Jacques (@MJacquesTWCNews) February 17, 2017last_img read more

¡Grande Navas Watch the save that sent Costa Rica to the World

first_img Navas sacrificed his body over and over again to keep the Ticos in the match. His steady resilience permitted La Sele to reach penalty kicks when the rest of the team looked exhausted and completely out of sorts. During penalty kicks, the 27-year-old goalkeeper made the greatest save of his life — giving Costa Rica a chance to go to the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time ever.With Costa Rica leading 4-3 on penalties, Navas deflected away a shot by Theofanis Gekas. Then, Michael Umaña — with the weight of the country on his shoulders — smoothly knocked in the goal that eliminated Greece. Ticos surpass the feat of the 1990 Costa Rica squad that reached the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Italy. This La Sele team is officially the best team in the country’s history.Costa Rica will attempt to continue its magical run in Brazil on July 5 against the Netherlands in Salvador.Photos of fans watching the nail-biter from Costa Rica (Images by The Tico Times photographer Lindsay Fendt) Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Related posts:VIDEO: Costa Rica’s Keylor Navas wins Spain’s Best Goalkeeper award for 2013-2014 season Costa Rican prosecutors, judicial police under investigation for alleged use of police database to probe personal information of superstar goalie Keylor Navas Keylor Navas breaks Real Madrid record with fourth straight shutout WATCH: Keylor Navas makes two incredible saves, extends historic shutout streak Facebook Comments Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Timescenter_img Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Timeslast_img read more

Low cost carrier Jet2 has unveiled two new Europea

first_imgLow cost carrier Jet2 has unveiled two new European routes for its summer 2009 schedule.Jet2 cheap flights to Dubrovnik from Belfast Airport will be introduced from May 2nd 2009 as part of the airline’s service expansion.Meanwhile, from May 24th 2009, Jet2 flights to Newquay from the Northern Irish airport will also be launched.Jet2 chief executive, Philip Meeson, said: “These are exciting times for us and, unlike other airlines which are grounding planes due to hard times, we are expanding our range of destinations and are planning to increase our overall capacity from Northern Ireland.”The new routes are expected to create around 50 new jobs at Belfast International Airport, although the carrier has also announced that it will be suspending flights to Barcelona.Jet2 claimed the suspension will be made because of over-capacity on the route.The low cost airline will also introduce a new service from Manchester to the Greek island of Rhodes for next summer’s schedule. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedRhodes flights added at Leeds BradfordCheap flights to Rhodes have been announced by low-cost airline Jet2.New flights to Monastir announced by Jet2.comCheap flights carrier will launch new flights to Monastir from Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle.Jet2 adds new ski route from BlackpoolLow-cost carrier Jet2 has announced its winter schedule for this year, with a new route to Geneva from Blackpool Airport.last_img read more

Interlaken Switzerland – Reported by Elite Travel

first_imgInterlaken, Switzerland – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineHaute horology fans will love the brand new specialized concierge service offered at the spectacular five-star Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa. Finding the perfect Swiss watch has never been so easy: The hotel’s in-house Watch Concierge, in partnership with renowned Swiss jeweler and watchmaker Bucherer, offers a personally tailored service designed to help you home in on your next striking timepiece.Book a consultation, and the Watch Concierge will be in touch to find out more about your preferred brands, styles and price range. An array of timepieces will then be hand-selected and brought directly to your room, along with champagne and delectable nibbles. Enjoy a private presentation, in English, German or French, that offers expert insight into the watches that suit your specifications.Bucherer carries not only its house brand, Carl F. Bucherer, but a range of the very best mechanical watch brands, including Rolex, IWC, Audemars Piguet, Jaeger LeCoultre, Girard-Perregaux and Hublot. With Victoria-Jungfrau’s Watch Concierge, you’re sure to leave town with an acquisition that defines the epitome of Swiss craftsmanship and read more