Man City seek social media influencers to promote Champions League gamesby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City are seeking social media influencers to help promote the experience of attending games at the Etihad.The Mirror says City are advertising for social influencers to help sell the “great atmosphere” at the Etihad Stadium during Champions League games.The ad, which was posted on influencer marketing platform Tribe, also calls for males – preferably students, young professionals and those new to Manchester – to post content that can “tell an authentic and genuine story of what it’s like to be at a game”.In the ad, City said: “The Champions League this year has given us three relatively unknown teams meaning our core fans are less likely to attend.”We identified students, young professionals and those new to Manchester who are our ideal audiences, however we can’t ignore core fans either as they still account for most ticket sales.”We want to get across the great atmosphere of the Etihad through the use of influencers who can tell an authentic and genuine story of what it’s like to be at a game.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 19: A general view before a game between the Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Texas Longhorns at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 19, 2009 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Three-star running back Jaden Hullaby had plenty of suitors from all across his native Texas, as well as the rest of the country. With a year left to make his decision, though, Hullaby has made his choice to stay close to home.Taking to Twitter on Saturday, Hullaby announced that he was committing to the Texas Longhorns. The announcement included a picture of him in a Longhorns uniform, and another with his friends and family making the “hook ’em horns” gesture.100% Committed #HookEmPer 247Sports, Hullaby is the No. 830 prospect in the country. He is rated as the No. 58 running back in the country, and the No. 111 prospect from the state of Texas.100% Committed #HookEm 🤘🏽🤘🏽. pic.twitter.com/s6relaSGAF— Jaden Hullaby ⁶🧸 (@jaden_hullaby) March 31, 2019The 2018 season was a breakout one for the junior running back at Bishop Dunne. He finished the season with 1,181 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns, along with another 33 receptions for 392 yards and five receiving touchdowns.The addition of Hullaby gives the Longhorns five commitments for the Class of 2020, tying them with arch-rival Oklahoma for the most in the Big 12.However, the Longhorns still trail the Sooners in the overall recruiting rankings. Per 247Sports, Oklahoma is ranked No. 13 nationally while Texas is rated No. 16.There’s plenty of time left for Texas to make a recruiting splash and win the offseason.
此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站？确定 zoom The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) meets for its 66th session from 31 March to 4 April 2014, at IMO Headquarters in London.Items on the agenda include the consideration of proposed amendments to the MARPOL to make the audit scheme mandatory; the review of environmental provisions in the draft Polar Code and associated draft amendments to make the Code mandatory, and the implementation of energy-efficiency regulations and the Ballast Water Management and Ship Recycling Conventions.Draft amendments to MARPOL to make auditing mandatory set for adoptionThe MEPC will consider, with a view to adoption, draft amendments to MARPOL Annexes I through to VI to make the use of the IMO Instruments Implementation Code (III Code) mandatory. The draft amendments add definitions and regulations relating to “verification of compliance”, thereby making the IMO Audit Scheme mandatory under MARPOL.The III Code was adopted by the IMO Assembly in 2013. Similar amendments to other IMO treaties are also in the process of being adopted, to make the Audit Scheme mandatory once the relevant amendments enter into force in 2016.Draft amendment on implementation date for Tier III to be considered for adoptionThe MEPC will consider, with a view to adoption, proposed draft amendments to MARPOL Annex VI, regulation 13, on Nitrogen Oxides (NOX), concerning the date for the implementation of “Tier III” standards within emission control areas (ECAs), taking into account a number of documents commenting on the draft amendments.The MEPC, at its last session, agreed to amend the date for the implementation of “Tier III” standards to 1 January 2021, from the current effective date of 1 January 2016.NOX control requirements apply to installed marine diesel engines of over 130 kW output power, and different levels (Tiers) of control apply based on the ship construction date. Tier III controls would apply from the effective date only to specified ships while operating in ECAs designated to limit NOX emissions (currently the North American Emission Control Area and the United States Caribbean Sea Area). Outside such areas, “Tier II” controls, required for marine diesel engines installed on ships constructed after 1 January 2011, apply.Other amendments to be considered for adoptionThe MEPC will also consider, with a view to adoption:• draft amendments to MARPOL Annex I, the Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships carrying. Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (BCH Code) and the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code), on mandatory carriage requirements for stability instrument for oil tankers and chemical tankers;• draft amendments to MARPOL Annex V to update the Record of Garbage Discharge; and• draft amendments to MARPOL Annex VI concerning the extension of the application of the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) to LNG carriers, ro-ro cargo ships (vehicle carriers), ro-ro cargo ships, ro-ro passenger ships and cruise passenger ships with non-conventional propulsion; and to exempt of ships not propelled by mechanical means and cargo ships with ice-breaking capacity.Draft Polar Code environmental provisions to be reviewedThe MEPC is expected to review the environmental requirements under the proposed draft mandatory International Code for ships operating in polar waters (Polar Code). It will also consider the proposed draft amendments to MARPOL to make the Polar Code mandatory.The draft texts were agreed, in principle, by the first session of the Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC 1). The draft Polar Code covers the full range of design, construction, equipment, operational, training, search and rescue and environmental protection matters relevant to ships operating in the inhospitable waters surrounding the two poles. The chapters in the Code each set out goals and functional requirements. Environmental provisions include requirements covering prevention of oil pollution; prevention of pollution from noxious liquid substances from ships; prevention of pollution by sewage from ships; and prevention of pollution by discharge of garbage from ships.Energy-efficiency measures for ships to be consideredThe MEPC is expected to continue its work on further developing guidelines to support the uniform implementation of the regulations on energy-efficiency for ships that entered into force on 1 January 2013, including consideration of amendments to update resolution MEPC.212(63) 2012 Guidelines on the method of calculation of the attained Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) for new ships.The MEPC will also discuss the implementation of resolution MEPC.229(65) on Promotion of Technical Co-operation and Transfer of Technology Relating to the Improvement of Energy Efficiency of Ships.Additionally, the MEPC will consider the development of further technical and operational measures to enhance the energy efficiency of ships. Various submissions relating to proposals to establish a framework for the collection and reporting of data on the fuel consumption of ships will be considered.Draft NOX Technical Code amendments for adoptionThe MEPC will consider for adoption, draft amendments to the NOx Technical Code, 2008, concerning the use of dual-fuel engines.The MEPC will also consider draft 2014 Guidelines in respect of the information to be submitted by an Administration to the Organization covering the certification of an Approved Method as required under regulation 13.7.1 of MARPOL Annex VI (relating to “Marine Diesel Engines Installed on a Ship Constructed Prior to 1 January 2000”); and draft 2014 Guidelines on the Approved Method process.Sulphur review timing to be discussedThe MEPC will consider the timing of the review, required under MARPOL Annex VI, regulation 14, on control of emissions of sulphur oxides (SOX) from ships, on the availability of compliant fuel oil to meet the requirements set out in the regulation.The sulphur content (expressed in terms of % m/m – that is, by weight) of fuel oil used on board ships is required to be a maximum of 3.50% m/m (outside an Emission Control Area (ECA)), falling to 0.50% m/m on and after 1 January 2020. Depending on the outcome of a review, to be completed by 2018, as to the availability of compliant fuel oil, this requirement could be deferred to 1 January 2025.Within ECAs, fuel oil sulphur content (expressed in terms of % m/m: that is, by weight) must be no more than 1.00% m/m; falling to 0.10% m/m on and after 1 January 2015.Ballast water management systems up for approvalThe MEPC will review the status of the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004.It will consider the reports of the twenty-sixth and twenty-seventh meetings of the Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environment Protection (GESAMP) Ballast Water Working Group (held during 2013), with a view to granting Basic Approval to four, and Final Approval to two ballast water management systems that make use of Active Substances.The MEPC will also be invited to approve BWM-related guidance, including draft Guidance on stripping operations using eductors.Ship recycling convention implementationThe MEPC is expected to consider the report of a correspondence group which was tasked with developing threshold values and exemptions applicable to the materials to be listed in Inventories of Hazardous Materials, required under the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009.Guidelines for the reduction of underwater noise to be consideredThe MEPC will consider draft Guidelines for the reduction of underwater noise from commercial shipping, aimed at addressing underwater-radiated noise from commercial ships, which may have both short- and long-term negative consequences on marine life. 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The Access Nova Scotia centre in Antigonish closed at 1:30 p.m. today, March 6, to investigate possible water damage and air-quality issues. The office will remain closed for the rest of the week to allow a complete investigation. “Closing of the office is a precautionary measure,” said Jamie Muir, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. “The health and safety of our staff and customers are our first priority. The office will remain closed until we are assured it is safe for business.” An update on the office’s status will be provided on Sunday, March 9, in the afternoon. In the meantime, Antigonish residents can get services through the New Glasgow or Port Hawkesbury Access Nova Scotia centres. More information regarding specific services is available by calling toll-free 1-800-670-4357.
In a statement to the high-level UN Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development, currently underway in New York, 21 agencies joined forces to underscore the need for a shift to a green economy that can spur job creation and curb a multitude of threats ranging from current crises related to food, water and climate change.“The solidarity of the international community is being tested,” said the statement. “Let this economic recovery be the turning point for an ambitious and effective international response to the multiple crises facing humanity.”The ultimate test, the agencies pointed out, will come in December when nations are expected to wrap up negotiations in the Danish capital on a new climate change pact that will replace the Kyoto Protocol, whose first commitment period expires in 2012.“Let Copenhagen be the turning point for ushering in a global green economy,” they said.Today’s statement underscored the need for fiscal reforms which can encourage green investment, as well as phasing out “perverse” subsidies which result in the excessive use of fossil fuels in agriculture and fisheries.“The revenues saved by phasing out such subsidies could be reallocated towards the development of green job skills, the provision of clean, affordable energy alternatives for the poor, and support to other green sectors with broad economic benefits,” it noted.The agencies also highlighted the importance of reviving trade to boost development and the transfer of environmentally-friendly technologies to make clean energy affordable to poorer nations and support climate change mitigation and adaptation.“Early conclusion of the Doha Round trade negotiations can facilitate a green recovery, in particular the negotiations on environmental goods and services, fisheries subsidies, and reforming agriculture rules that would be conducive to fostering food security for all.”Further, the joint statement underlined the need for education to pave the way for sustainable development through training for new job skills and for newly-required health systems.“Delivering a transition to a low-carbon, resource-efficient Green Economy cannot occur without the creativity, vision, actions and support of a broad cross-section of society,” said Achim Steiner, Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).“This rapid harmonization of perspectives from so many agencies reflects their determination to be agents of change towards a sustainable 21st century,” Mr. Steiner, who presented the statement on behalf of all 21 agencies, said.Among the agencies signing on to the statement are the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Bank Group. 25 June 2009Nearly two dozen agencies of the United Nations system have banded together to issue an urgent call for nations to ‘green’ their economies to address the multiple crises that are dampening progress towards reaching development targets.
BOGOTA — For weeks, representatives of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and his would-be successor, opposition leader Juan Guaidó, have been shuttling back and forth to Barbados trying to agree on a common path out of the country’s prolonged political standoff.The meetings have been slow-going and shrouded in mystery, with neither side disclosing details. But now Maduro’s supporters are accusing the U.S. of trying to blow up the fragile process.The purported explosive: sweeping new sanctions that freeze all of the Maduro government’s assets in the U.S. and even threaten to punish companies from third countries that keep doing business with his socialist administration.“They’re trying to dynamite the dialogue,” Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said Tuesday at a news conference to denounce comments by U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton defending the asset freeze. “But nobody, not even 1,000 Trumps or 500 Boltons … will make us abandon the negotiating table.”Building on its role as a facilitator of Colombia’s peace process, Norway in May managed to overcome deep distrust arising from past failed attempts at dialogue and bring the two sides together in Oslo. Talks have since moved to the Caribbean island of Barbados, where the fifth round wrapped up last week.Neither side has said much about what is being discussed although speculation has swirled in political and diplomatic circles that Maduro’s envoys have expressed a willingness to call an early presidential election under a revamped electoral board and foreign observation. The U.S. has insisted Maduro must give up power before any elections can be deemed credible.Three people involved in the talks from different sides have described the environment as serious-minded and cordial, with each delegation dining and travelling back and forth to the island from Caracas separately. All three insist progress has been made, even if the thorny topic of elections is being left for last and an all-encompassing deal based on a six-point agenda is some way off. The people agreed to speak to The Associated Press only on the condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to divulge details of the talks.Such insider accounts differ sharply from the assessment of Bolton and other hardliners inside the Trump administration who have accused Maduro of using the talks to buy time.“We will not fall for these old tricks of a tired dictator,” Bolton declared Tuesday at a meeting in Peru of more than 50 governments aligned against Maduro. “No more time for tap, tap, tapping. Now is the time for action.”To be sure, nobody in the Trump administration has disavowed the talks, and some analysts believe Bolton’s “bad cop” persona and his threats of more punitive actions to come may even provide a boost to the mediation effort.David Smilde, a sociology professor at Tulane University who has studied Venezuela for over 25 years, said similar strong-armed tactics by the U.S. failed to prevent a negotiated end to the civil wars in Central America in the 1980s. Then, as the Cold War was still raging, U.S. funding of the contra army in Nicaragua in direct defiance of a regional peace plan actually increased international support for it.“Ironically, obnoxious, bald actions by Bolton to sabotage the talks could end up favouring negotiations,” said Smilde.Like Maduro, Guaidó, who heads the opposition-controlled congress, has shown no willingness to ditch the talks despite pressure to do so from hawks inside his coalition who accuse him of turning a blind eye to Maduro’s alleged torturing of opponents.“We are doing everything possible to continue the Norwegian mechanism,” Guaidó said Tuesday when asked whether talks would continue.But while neither side wants to bear the blame for a collapse, an eventual deal still faces huge obstacles.Maduro, although severely weakened by the U.S. sanctions and increasingly isolated internationally, still enjoys the support of powerful allies like Russia and China. He also has the backing of the military, the traditional arbiter of disputes in Venezuela. Neither the military nor the U.S. is a party to the talks, even though Maduro’s main goal is the removal of U.S. sanctions.Meanwhile, Guaidó’s momentum has stalled since he declared himself interim president in January over what the U.S. and some 50 other nations saw as Maduro’s fraudulent re-election last year. Demonstrations that at the start of the year filled the streets of Caracas have thinned to a trickle and a military uprising called for by Guaidó in April ended with several opposition lawmakers on the run or in exile.While Guaidó’s negotiators have become more flexible, some in the opposition will be emboldened by the latest U.S. sanctions, said Phil Gunson, a Caracas-based analyst for the International Crisis Group.But he said he sees no evidence Maduro is seriously considering giving up power.“As long as each side pursues a winner-take-all approach, they are less willing to make concessions and a deal will remain elusive,” Gunson said.___Joshua Goodman on Twitter: https://twitter.com/APjoshgoodmanJoshua Goodman, The Associated Press
Bamboo bikes not only look great, but they feature better shock absorption and a smaller carbon footprint. We’ve seen them used to ride part way around the world, and now you can build your own.That’s the concept of the Bamboo Bike Studio. The company provides you the tools to build your very own bike, either by ordering a kit online or by visiting BBS’ San Francisco studio. It’s not cheap, with prices starting at $496, but the studio is hoping that the environmental and personal benefits of building your own bike will outweigh the cost.“We’ve taught over a hundred fifty people to make bikes at the Bamboo Bike Studio,” the company wrote on its website. “Tens of thousands of miles of test riding. Riding through winter, through potholes and all over the world. We are helping to start a factory in Ghana in September, with the goal of providing the lowest cost and highest value bicycles to people who want them most.”Via Inhabitat
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram For decades, the Eugenides Foundation Planetarium has been quietly building a reputation, gaining the status of one of the leading educational organisations in Athens, offering children and adults the opportunity to connect to the universe in an engaging and entertaining way. Now its director, Dr Manos Kitsonas has announced the installation of new projectors that utilise the latest technological advancements in the field. The new system comprises six Barco F90-W13 projectors, which use a laser-phosphor light source. “The result is really impressive,” Dr Kitsonas told Kathimerini. “We are able to achieve greater levels of brightness (reaching 13,000 lumens) and amazing colour quality, while maintaining excellent image contrast.”The new digital planetarium was inaugurated in 2003 and it is considered to be the best-equipped of its kind in Europe. Popular with kids and adults alike, it welcomed 250,000 visitors of all ages in 2016. This year it has already presented 11 different shows combining education with entertainment, sharing the latest discoveries and developments in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics and space science through engaging shows, while also raising awareness on a number of environmental issues.Eugenides Planetarium is located at 387 Syngrou, Palaio Faliro, Greece. For more, visit eugenfound.edu.gr
How do you approach fatherhood knowing the absent father stigma associated with Black fathers? Cinque Culver of River Terrace1) “The most important reason for me is to simply enjoy, appreciate, and encourage my children as unique individuals. Beyond that, I want to take time to pass the experiences I have had in life on to them and talk with them allowing them to draw their own conclusions. Of course, I still have to be there to catch them when they fall or at least get them back up on their feet.”2) “I think the absent father stigma is multifaceted. There are dads that don’t want to be present and dads that want to be present but cannot for whatever valid or invalid reason.I just let my children know that I love them, will always love them, and nothing could ever change that.”Michael Sturdivant, 34 of Fort Totten; Daughter, Michaela Sturdivant, 11) “Our children need to be loved, supported, covered, protected, and groomed and no one is in closer proximity than parents to be involved on that level.”2) “For me to Father as best I can, I don’t put myself in the comparison trap of looking at what this person or that person is doing or not doing. I have to take what I have in my hands and do the best with that.”Claude, 36 Jennings of Silver Spring; Son, Manny Jennings, 5 1) “It is important for me to be involved because my child needs me. Every child needs their dad, its non-negotiable. How many times have we heard a child at any age point speak to their dad not being there as the issue that sparked some sort of problem they are dealing with currently. We see it in many problems in society. It points to a lack of fathers. It is important for my son but its equally important for me. I grew so much as a person, as a man and I continue to grow as I raise my son. Its responsibility, its being an example, its providing, its nurturing… It does something to you. There’s nothing honorable about a man who has a child in this world and he lives his life as if that child doesn’t exist. How do you live with yourself? Even being involved “part-time” is a joke and a shame.2) “Because of the stigma, I try to be present and engaged in a loud way. For everyone to see. I’m always with my son, I take him to work with me, we go out to eat, I’m at his activities. It has to be seen, people need to know we exist. My hope is that It is noticed and inspires involved dads to keep it up and absent dads to step up and be a father. A lot of absent fathers, had absent fathers themselves. They don’t know how to be a dad. Some are scared, some don’t know what to do, others are childishly dodging responsibility. Either way we need to break the cycle and create a new normal. We have to expect and demand present and engaged dads in the black community. We have to celebrate it, normalize it in thought and speech and use it as social pressure to spark change – even if by shame – to those who don’t live up to the standard.”Happy Father’s Day to my father Mohammed Bashir Sani and all the men that have helped to and are helping to father me in one way or another. Happy Father’s day to all the father’s, step-fathers and others that provide the presence of a father to our children. Your love, presence and work do not go on unrecognized or unappreciated. Thank you! By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFROEver since I was a kid, I’ve been petrified of being a father. Between all the talk about Black men being absent from the household, being wife beaters and being unable to provide or be emotionally available to their families due to the difficulty of walking through this world with Black skin I wasn’t itching to get into the game.I did everything I could to make sure that I didn’t have a child early in life until I knew I’d be absolutely ready to feed, nurture, clothe, shelter and adequately educate them to the fullest. I took women’s studies class in college so when I had a daughter I could at least have some language to connect with hardships she would endure; I talked to older friends about fatherhood; I took up exercise regularly with the vision of being able to thoroughly woop my grandkids butts in a competitive game of Basketball; and I worked, volunteered and mentored youth throughout the DMV to build the muscle memory required to have the eyes in the back of your and the mental agility necessary to help guide a teenager. I wasn’t playing no games.The thing is despite the work, worry and wonderment inherent in becoming a father, I knew one thing for certain, I love children. Bring me a baby, pre-teen, teenager or young adult and please believe we’re going to find a way to vibe. So when I got ready to marry my love, knowing she came with a son ready to go, I approached with both the eagerness of being blessed with a child and a humble respect for the task at hand. Being a father to my son is both one of the most challenging endeavors I’ve ever embarked and as cliche as it sounds the absolutely most rewarding.With Father’s Day approaching, The AFRO posed two central questions to a few fathers in the DMV. Below are there answers to the questions: Why do you feel it’s important to be involved in your child’s/ children’s life/ lives?
KeePass 2.42 Password Manager is out by Martin Brinkmann on May 02, 2019 in Software – 26 commentsKeePass 2.42, a new version of the KeePass password manager for Windows (and other operating systems) was released on May 1, 2019.The new KeePass version is a major update; it introduces new features, makes improvements across the board, and fixes several crashes as well.KeePass may notify you about new updates but the password manager comes without auto-updating functionality. You need to head over to the official project website to download the new version to your system. A portable version and installer is provided. You find links to KeePass ports for various operating systems, mobile and desktop, on the same page.KeePass 2.42KeePass 2.42 comes after KeePass 2.41, released in January 2019. It is the second KeePass 2.x release of the year.First thing that veteran KeePass users will notice is that the Edit menu is no longer available. KeePass features Group, Entry, and Find menus now and these contain all the options that were placed under Edit previously.Another new feature is the introduction of a new system-wide hotkey. The hotkey auto-types the password of the matching entry only; use Ctrl-Alt-Shift-A for that.KeePass supports a system-wide shortcut already mapped to Ctrl-Alt-A by default; that shortcut types the username and password whereas the new shortcut only the password.You may change the shortcut under Tools > Options > Integration.Another shortcut was added in KeePass 2.42. Hit Ctrl-Shift-P to print the currently selected group. You may also hold down the Shift-key when double-clicking on URLs to copy them to the Clipboard. Just a double-click opens the URL in the default web browser as usually.Several new commands and options become available in the new KeePass version. You find two new quick edit commands, “expires:now” and “expires:never” which you find listed in the context menu when you right-click an entry and select Edit Entry (quick) from the context menu.Two new commands are found under Entry > Data Exchange to copy an entire entry encrypted or unencrypted. Encrypted uses the Windows DPAPI.What else? Support for importing password sets from various clients, Steganos Password Manager, Bitwarden, and Enpass are specified improved and the Mozilla Bookmarks JSON importer supports tags and keywords.KeePass 2.42 features several new command line parameters:-cancel forces all other KeePass instances to abort opening or saving databases.-auto-type-password which forces other running KeePass instances to only type the password of matching entries when using auto-type.-e1 does the same as -e but for just one instance. It appears to be used by plugins only to deal with Events.The new password manager version features several improvements next to that. Among the many improvements are better compatibility with VirtualBox 6 and VMWare Player, improved JSON parser, or improved sending of auto-type characters with AltGr characters.You can check out the entire changelog on the KeePass website.Now You: Which password manager do you use currently?Related articles:Check all KeePass passwords against the Have I Been Pwned database locallyHow to change the default KeePass password optionsHow to improve KeePass securitySummaryArticle NameKeePass 2.42 Password Manager is outDescriptionKeePass 2.42, a new version of the KeePass password manager for Windows (and other operating systems) was released on May 1, 2019.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
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No related posts. MANAGUA – Nicaragua boosted its responses to volcanic activity in the northwestern region Saturday, as the San Cristobal volcano acted up for the second time in a week.Authorities installed 43 radio communication stations along the Pacific coast to monitor San Cristobal and Telica volcanoes.The radio posts aim to “ensure improved monitoring of seismic and volcanic behavior in the area,” said civil defense chief Colonel Nestor Solis, enabling authorities to issue more accurate warnings sooner.A number of towns near San Cristobal, located some 135 kilometers (83 miles) northwest of the capital, were evacuated last week after the volcano began rumbling, sending a column of smoke and ash high into the sky, before subsiding.On Saturday, the 1,745-meter (5,725-foot) volcano again spewed “abundant gas emissions moving toward the northeast” and increased seismic tremor and sulfur concentrations, according to the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies.Sulfur dioxide monitoring showed levels of the compound – considered a measure of volcanic activity – were nearly double the readings from previous days, said the director of national disaster prevention and relief agency SINAPRED, Guillermo González.Last week’s explosion caused fractures on the southern wall of the volcano and blockages preventing gas from passing out of three of five vents situated on the south wall of the internal crater, according to Nicaraguan and Salvadoran experts who visited the site.San Cristobal, the tallest of Nicaragua’s seven active volcanoes, is believed to have erupted for the first time in 1685. Facebook Comments
Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said that “significant opportunities will be unleashed” in the Asia Pacific in 2010/11. “Looking ahead, there are many challenges, but also one unmistakable opportunity,” Mr. Joyce told the company’s annual general meeting in Adelaide this morning. “In 2009, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) the Asia Pacific became the world’s biggest aviation market, five years earlier than predicted. “By 2013, IATA predicts that Asia-Pacific’s market share will grow to almost one-third oftotal global passenger traffic.” Qantas Chairman Leigh Clifford said that the airline is beginning to see a recovery that is flowing into its international business. “But it is early days and it is patchy. There remains challenges for two of our biggest markets, the US and the UK. “Domestically Qantas has an unrivalled network connecting the major cities and regional and rural Australia. Here too the recovery is underway. “The business market is certainly returning, while the leisure market has been affected by significant capacity increases.” Mr Clifford also responded to questions relating to the Board’s approach to a dividend. “The Board believes in paying a dividend to shareholders whenever possible. This year careful consideration was given to the matter. “Over the coming period the Qantas Group will need to service its very high capital requirements, including in fleet renewal, and retaining a high credit rating remains a priority. “With this in mind, the Board decided not to pay an interim or final dividend in 2009/10 and future dividends will need to be assessed against ongoing earnings performance and capital requirements.” Source = e-Travel Blackboard: C.F
in Daily Dose, Featured, News December 17, 2017 663 Views Share The University of Michigan will release its monthly Consumer Sentiment data for December on Friday, December 22, 2017—reporting that the largest decline in long-term economic consumer sentiment was recorded among those who reflected their concerns about the proposed tax reform. MReport previously reported the House and Senate Republican’s full agreement, which indicates some of the changes the tax reform could have on housing, such as the lowering of the mortgage interest deduction to $750,000.Although the full consumer sentiment data won’t be available until the report’s release, preliminary results indicate that consumer sentiment has remained quite favorable although it continued to slowly recede in early December from its October cyclical peak.Perhaps the most important changes in early December are higher income expectations as well as a higher expected inflation rate in 2018. Some of the recent declines was concentrated in the long-term prospects for the economy, while consumers thought current economic conditions have continued to improve. Overall, the data signaled an expected gain of 2.7 percent in real consumption expenditures in 2018.Here’s what else is in store in The Week Ahead:NAHB Housing Market Index, Monday, 10 a.m. ESTMBA Mortgage Applications Wednesday, 7 a.m. ESTNAR Existing Home Sales Report, WednesdayFHFA House Price Index, Thursday 9 a.m. ESTFreddie Mac Mortgage Market Survey, Thursday Tax Reform Impacts Housing and Consumer Sentiment consumer survey home sales report Housing Market Index Mortgage Applications price index tax reforms week 2017-12-17 Staff Writer
0 Comments Share Trailing 13-10 late in the second quarter, the Cardinals drove to the Minnesota 9-yard line. On third down, Palmer tried to find John Brown at the goal line. There was contact, but Brown wasn’t physical in response, and Xavier Rhodes picked off the pass and raced 100 yards for a touchdown.The Cardinals answered on an efficient 75-yard drive capped off by a Palmer-to-Jermaine Gresham touchdown pass that covered 29 yards and featured a Herculean individual effort by the tight end.But Minnesota once again seized momentum when Cordarrelle Patterson returned the opening kickoff of the second half 100 yards for a touchdown.It wasn’t the first game in which Arizona’s special teams struggles have contributed to a loss. Keim is trying to diagnose the issues in that phase of the game.“I think it’s playing with cohesiveness,” he said. “When I watched the return yesterday, it comes down to the guys running down the field and having the will to make a play. Half of special teams is the effort and mentality you put forth, and there were three or four guys who got caved on that play. They’ve got to stay in their lanes and stay physical at the point of attack and they didn’t.” If you look really closely at the bald head of Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim, you can probably see scratch marks.That’s because nobody, not even the architect of this year’s Cardinals, can quite figure out what’s going on with a talented team that has underachieved through the first ten games of the season.The latest chapter of underachievement was written Sunday in Minneapolis — a 30-24 loss to a Vikings team that had lost four straight heading into the contest. Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes returns an interception 100-yards for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) “A broken record,” Keim answered Monday morning when asked by Doug and Wolf on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM about what he sees from his team. “Another game, where statistically, you look at the sheet and it says one thing and the loss column tells you another. It’s getting old and we need to fix that.“That comes down to making plays, minimizing mistakes — particularly mental mistakes — and stepping up when it’s time to make that play in the game, from your playmakers — the guys you’re counting on. We haven’t done that and it’s no secret.”The Cardinals’ offense had opportunities to do just that Sunday. Trailing by six points in the fourth quarter, Arizona had two chances with the ball to take the lead. They had a net yardage total of -14 on the 11 plays in those opportunities. Quarterback Carson Palmer was sacked twice on the Cardinals’ last drive, including one for a 15-yard loss on their final offensive snap of the game.“It’s hard for me to put a finger on it,” Keim said. “You get something going, and again, like (Sunday), I felt like we were just trying to play catch-up. We got in a situation where we started to run the ball really well. David (Johnson) got in a groove. Then explosive plays hurt us.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Your browser does not support the audio element. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Keim also voiced frustration in the amount of inconsistency he’s seen in all three phases of the game.“It comes down to those 53 men in the locker room. I’m out at practice every day and I can hear the way that our staff coaches these young men up,” he said. “At some point in time, it comes down to those guys executing and doing the right things on the field.“I take ownership in that as well, because these are the players I’ve supplied to our coaching staff. So, it starts at the top and it’s certainly something that makes us all look in the mirror, and that starts with me.”Keim said his frustration level is at ’10,’ but noted there is a lot of football left to be played.“The season is not over,” he said. “I know that’s what fans and the people who support us want to hear, but we’re not going to quit.” – / 22 LISTEN: Steve Keim, Cardinals general manager Top Stories
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Review: Mark Ronson’s ‘Late Night Feelings’ hurts so good FILE – In this Feb. 24, 2019 file photo, Mark Ronson arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Ronson’s fifth studio album “Late Night Feelings” is pretty perfect _ a cool 13-track compilation uniquely suited for lonesome-hearted cruising _ and somber grooving _ in the after-hours. In case anybody asks: yes, a song can be simultaneously sad and dancey. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) by Melanie J. Sims, The Associated Press Posted Jun 19, 2019 9:30 am PDT Mark Ronson, “Late Night Feelings” (RCA)British producer Mark Ronson’s fifth studio album “Late Night Feelings” is pretty perfect — a cool 13-track compilation uniquely suited for lonesome-hearted cruising — and sombre grooving — in the after-hours.In case anybody asks: yes, a song can be simultaneously sad and dancey. Ronson proves it with the album’s title track, in which he expertly switches from steel drums to disco vibes beneath vocals from co-writer Lykke Li. Super-producer Ronson has a track record of mixing genres, blending time periods and employing unexpected sounds.He’s scored monster hits with Bruno Mars (“Uptown Funk”), Amy Winehouse (“Rehab”) and Lady Gaga (they won an Oscar for “Shallow”). And “Late Night Feelings” continues Ronson’s trend of great songs — Miley Cyrus channels Dolly Parton on “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart,” and the result is fantastic.Grammy-winning singer Yebba sends her voice to noteworthy highs and lows on the thumping “Don’t Leave Me Lonely,” one of three songs to feature the budding singer. She’s jazzy on “When U Went Away,” but the real standout is the uber-funky “Knock Knock Knock” — a minute-and-a-half-long track that one only wishes was longer.Li, best known for the international hit “I Follow Rivers,” is back for round two on “2 AM,” her tender vocals laid out over equally sweet production. And then there’s the earnest, outerspace-y “Spinning,” featuring Ilsey. “When I’m spinning, you bring me back to Earth and you fix it/When nothing’s making sense and I’m dizzy, you’re the only one that I want,” she sings.There’s good stuff, too, from other collaborators, including Camila Cabello, King Princess and Alicia Keys, alongside rapper The Last Artful, Dodgr. Diana Gordon, who has big songwriting and production credits of her own, contributing to Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” album, shines on “Why Hide.”With help from a star-studded squad, Ronson’s outdone himself on “Late Night Feelings,” and, boy, does the heartache feels so good.Melanie J. Sims, The Associated Press
The rain and cold did not prevent around 5,000 people from attending a march for peace and democracy in the northern part of Nicosia on Friday, in the wake of attacks on newspaper Afrika.The march, organised by more than 20 Turkish Cypriot trade unions, groups and organisations under the umbrella of the Unions Platform, began at around 5.30pm. It was also backed by the New Cyprus party, the United Cyprus Party and the Socialist Liberation Party.The demonstrators set off at 5.30pm from Dereboyu Avenue and marched towards the ‘parliament’ building. The rally ended around an hour later, without any serious incidents.To avoid any violent incidents, protesters reportedly agreed to chant slogans which will not be against Turkey, the occupation forces, or for the daily Afrika.Demonstrators chanted ‘shoulder to shoulder against fascism’, and for solidarity, democracy and peace.After the end of the rally, some demonstrators reportedly had a row with a group of followers of a nationalist party near the ‘parliament’ building, but it was not a serious incident.Members of a communist group gathered outside the offices of Afrika and chanted slogans against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and called for an end of the occupation.The march was, in part, a response to Monday’s violent protests over Afrika’s Sunday headline likening Turkey’s Afrin operation in Syria to Ankara’s occupation of the north. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called on his ‘brothers’ in north Cyprus ‘to give the necessary response’.The attack has enraged public opinion in the north and heightened tensions within society.Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci on Thursday warned everyone participating in the march to refrain from actions that could inflame the already tense atmosphere following the violent protest against Afrika.“It is important for the organisers of the march, which has been announced to be in the name of peace and democracy, to act in a way that does not increase tensions,” he said.The leaders of all six political parties in ‘parliament’ released a joint statement saying, “for the future of our country, whatever your political views we call on all parts of society to act with caution.”Organisers said they were against violence and for peace, democracy, tolerance and human rights.The march, they said, aimed to protect democracy, institutions and societal peace. You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoKelley Blue Book10 Electric Cars That Last the LongestKelley Blue BookUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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