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Adopt an island – new UN initiative to help Maldives recover from

Big businesses can now adopt small islands in the tsunami-ravaged Maldives under a new United Nations programme to provide funds for people to rebuild their homes in the tiny Indian Ocean archipelago, with the top price tag at over $4 million.“While everyone in the Maldives has made great efforts to rebuild their shattered communities, outside assistance is needed if the challenge of rebuilding one-third of the countries’ inhabited islands is to be met,” UN Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative Moez Doraid said at yesterday’s launching of the Adopt An Island initiative in Male, the capital.The tsunami, which overall killed more than 200,000 people and left up to 5 million in need of basic services in a dozen countries, forced thousands of Maldivians from their homes and, in some cases, their communities. Thirteen islands had to be completely abandoned as all the buildings and infrastructure were smashed and fresh water sources contaminated by the sea.Adoptions would cover the cost of purchasing and delivering essential construction materials like cement, steel, timber and tin. Island rebuilding teams would be established and paid through the programme, generating much needed income opportunities for many islanders.The most expensive adoption at $4.4 million would enable more than a thousand people to rebuild and move back into their homes. At the other end of the scale, $95,000 would help 58 families mend their dwellings.Although only about 80 people in the Maldives died in the tsunami, destruction was widespread. The world’s flattest country has a maximum altitude of only 2.3 metres, and consists of 1,190 coral islands, 202 of them inhabited, with 87 as exclusive resorts. read more

Health crisis looms for over 300000 in eastern Chad as turmoil continues

“Many people living in camps and local communities have little access to health care and their situation could deteriorate quickly,” the UN World Health Organization (WHO) said. “Due to the reduced humanitarian health assistance, the health status of refugees and IDPs can rapidly deteriorate. The increase in the local population has overstretched the capacity of health services and aid agencies, while supply chains have been affected.” The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that the situation remained extremely volatile. “We are working to ensure the basic needs of refugees such as water, food and primary health services are met while we continue the relocation of staff from the three northern locations of Bahai, Iriba and Guéréda to the main eastern town of Abéché or the Chadian capital N’Djamena,” UNHCR spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis told a news briefing in Geneva.“We are keeping skeleton teams in place in these locations, where 110,000 refugees live in six camps,” she added, noting that over 400 international and local humanitarian staff had been relocated in the past 12 days, with 100 more still waiting to be moved from Guéréda. The overall situation of 218,000 refugees from Sudan’s war-torn Darfur region, 90,000 displaced Chadians and thousands of villagers took a serious turn for the worse some two weeks ago when Abéché, hub for relief efforts, was occupied by rebel forces, then re-taken by Government troops. During the turmoil the main UN relief supply warehouses were pillaged, reportedly by local residents. Since then military movements and armed attacks in the region have continued to cause havoc. Just this Wednesday, 13 armed men raided the market in Kounoungo refugee camp near Guéréda. There was an exchange of fire with the gendarmes responsible for camp security. One local person was wounded. Ms. Pagonis said contingency plans were in place to keep the six camps running for a month after UNHCR and its partners trained refugee committees to take on services such as water and sanitation, food distribution, and health. “Refugees have responded quickly to help run the camps but are concerned about the deteriorating security situation,” she said. While the primary causes of illness among refugees were acute respiratory infections, diarrhoea and malaria, WHO said there were a growing number of injuries from fighting between rebels and government soldiers. Nearly 200 people were reportedly injured last week in Guéréda and Abéché. “As violence intensifies, the number of persons wounded by fighting is becoming a serious concern,” the agency’s coordinator in Abéché, Innocent Nzeyimana, said. “Local personnel is not sufficiently trained nor local resources sufficient to handle these cases.” The situation also remains precarious in south-eastern Chad around Goz Beida and Koukou and along the border with Sudan with regular reports of inter-communal tensions, attacks on refugees and displaced Chadians, villages being re-attacked and burned, cattle theft and intrusions of cattle herds on cultivated fields. “Refugees in Goz Amir camp situated in this area fear for their security and report that refugees who go to harvest their fields, allocated by the local authorities, have frequently been threatened by armed men in military uniforms,” Ms. Pagonis said. read more

Week 1 starting jobs still available for Ohio State football team

OSU coach Urban Meyer and members of the football team look on as senior cornerback Doran Grant and senior wide reciever Evan Spencer (6) go head-to-head in the circle drill during fall camp at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center Aug. 6 in Columbus.Credit: Tim Moody / Lantern sports editorWith just days until the Ohio State football team is scheduled to kick off its season against Navy, several starting positions remain up for grabs.Among the open spots are the starting center and left guard positions along the offensive line, the cornerback position opposite senior Doran Grant and playing time in the logjam that is the running back and wide receiver positions.The offensive line has three established starters in junior Taylor Decker at left tackle, redshirt-sophomore Pat Elflein at right guard and redshirt-senior Darryl Baldwin at right tackle. Coach Urban Meyer said the open left guard position has three players who could fill the spot.“Left guard is not named yet, and it’s not because of ability,” Meyer said Monday. “It’s just, one, the guy hasn’t separated himself, so in the hunt are (senior) Joel Hale, (redshirt-freshman) Billy Price, (redshirt-junior Antonio) Underwood.”The open center spot is a bit closer, Meyer said, as he named two players who are candidates to fill the void left by Corey Linsley, now with the Green Bay Packers.“Center is going to be, probably be (junior Jacoby Boren) and (redshirt-senior) Chad Lindsay. We haven’t named the starter on that either,” Meyer said. “But once again, its still because the battles are going on.”The cornerback position opposite Grant is also a two-man race, Meyer said, as redshirt-freshmen Eli Apple and Gareon Conley battle for a spot on the Buckeye defense.“They haven’t separated themselves yet either, which is a good sign. They’ll both play,” Meyer said.Junior cornerback Armani Reeves said he believes both players bring a special skill set to the table for OSU.“They both bring a different type of style to their game but that’s what makes them special,” Reeves said Monday. “Gareon has really fluid hips, and he reads routes really well, and Eli is a really strong and physical guy so they both play a little bit different.”The battle to replace former Buckeye star running back Carlos Hyde was originally led by sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott, however, Meyer said, multiple running backs proved they are worthy of touches during fall camp.When Elliott missed multiple practices because of a minor wrist surgery during fall camp, it opened the door for redshirt-sophomore Bri’onte Dunn and redshirt-senior Rod Smith to earn reps, something Meyer said they accomplished.“Both Bri’onte and Rod Smith have made every practice and done really well,” he said. “I give credit to (Dunn) and Rod Smith, every day they have shown up and they have worked their tails off so they are in the mix.”Meyer also mentioned freshman Curtis Samuel as a player who could see touches at running back this season.At wide receiver, Meyer mentioned six players who are in the mix, only three of whom played last season.The three who played last season — senior Devin Smith, senior Evan Spencer and sophomore H-back Dontre Wilson — combined for 88 catches for 1,086 yards and 13 touchdowns.Meyer also named redshirt-sophomore Mike Thomas, redshirt-junior Corey Smith and redshirt-freshman Jalin Marshall as players who will likely see the field for the OSU offense.“All of them could march in, and they all deserve playing time,” Meyer said. So it’s just a matter of who breaks the huddle first.”Spencer, who has scored four touchdowns in his OSU career, said he is looking forward to seeing how the skill-position players will play during Saturday’s game.“We have so much depth this year. We have so many playmakers at so many positions, from A to Z,” Spencer said. “It’ll be really cool and exciting to see everybody get out there and be able to make plays because we’ve got the depth to keep everybody fresh in order to do it.”Despite senior quarterback Braxton Miller missing the season because of a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder, Spencer said he is not worried about the conversion to a new starting quarterback.“It’s definitely a change. But I mean, at the same time, all throughout camp (redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett) and (redshirt-sophomore Cardale Jones) have been getting so many reps with the ones,” Spencer said. “They’ve been throwing the ball so much all throughout camp, and really all throughout the offseason that it’s not that much of a transition for us, just because that’s what we’ve been going through.”The Buckeyes are scheduled to take on Navy Saturday at noon at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. read more

New report to help identify gaps in safety management systems

first_imgThe International Council of Mining and Metals (ICMM) presents Leadership Matters – Managing Fatal Risk Guidance, a new publication focusing on the pro-active actions and behaviours that may be exercised by managers of operations and site leadership teams to help eliminate the risk of fatalities. It urges leaders to set the tone and direction of ‘what is important’ through visible and felt leadership and presents a series of self-diagnostic prompts – built around a risk management framework – to help identify gaps in safety management systems.The report should be read in conjunction with ICMM’s earlier report aimed at Chief Executives and corporate leaders – Leadership matters: The elimination of fatalities.Both reports provide checklist-based advice on three key themes: Live the vision of zero fatalities Focus on high potential events Recognise the fallibility of people and systems.For further information please contact Andrew Mackenzie.last_img read more

Refund scheme for alcohol containers could reduce illegal dumping

first_imgA REFUND DEPOSIT scheme for alcohol containers would help reduce illegal rubbish dumping, a councillor has said.Labour Party councillor Thomas Redmond from Athy has called for the introduction of a refund system on alcohol containers – cans and bottles – which he said would “end the scourge of dumping”.EuropeRedmond told TheJournal.ie that he was inspired by similar schemes in place in European countries, such as Germany. People can return their bottles or cans to a specific centre or location and will receive a small amount of cash in return.Redmond said that a recent litter clean-up by locals of the river walkway in the town of Athy produced in excess of 2,000 cans and bottles. He said that following this, people approached him to see if more can be done about littering in the Kildare town.He believes a refund deposit scheme, or tax on the alcohol containers, could work to reduce this, and has received support from publicans in Athy.Redmond said that in Germany, supermarkets offer the ability deposit cans or bottles using a machine which then refunds the cash. According to Redmond, it would cost around $10,000 for each machine, and he says at least one local publican is interested in purchasing one.To introduce a refund deposit system, legislation would have to be brought in. “It wouldn’t take a lot to bring it in,” said Redmond. “The difference it would make would be substantial.”Redmond is to put forward a council motion regarding the refund scheme, and said that he hopes the council will write to the Minister for the Environment, Phil Hogan, to propose the idea.There is no point in it being introduced [locally] – it just won’t work. It needs to be a nationwide thing and it wouldn’t take much legislation.StudyA study on a deposit and return system for bottles in Ireland was published by Repak in 2008. It said that if the Irish government did bring in such a scheme, it would have to ensure that deposit legislation and the deposit system are in line with EU rules, including the Directive on Packaging and Packaging Waste.Ireland does not have widespread use of refillable items, although earlier this week, it was announced that Adare Farm is to sell its milk in glass bottles through Superquinn in Dublin. The bottles can recycled.Repak said that the legislation could be challenged by the EU authorities or other member states as a breach of EU single market rules, as it would be a barrier to trade of imported drinks.It said if a deposit is introduced, it must be clear to consumers and staff, and that it could include beer, water, carbonated soft drinks packaging. Ireland would have to choose between a simple deposit system, or a centrally managed system and would also have to decide on a price, ideally between 10 – 25cent.Read: Dublin: Council tenants to prove they are dumping rubbish illegally>last_img read more

Video handson with the NFC Ring

first_imgRecently, we got our hands on a prototype of the NFC Ring currently available on Kickstarter. This is not the finished product, but even in its early stages this is an exciting project.The barriers to entry for NFC in the general populous has always been justifying the setup. When you reach the point that you decide you want to use NFC for things around the house or in your business cards, you have to acknowledge either the expense or the effort involved and determine whether or not it is worth it. It’s not easy to make something turnkey regarding NFC, especially since the tags are only half of the equation. You need the apps to either write to the tags or understand and act on complex tags, which means you need to take the time to install and learn to use those apps.The NFC Ring is the closest anyone has come to an incredibly simple and practical NFC utility, with a companion app that is incredibly simple to use.The basic design for the NFC Ring puts a pair of NFC tags on a wearable ring, such that you have one tag on either side of your finger. You’d essentially have one tag that you could fist bump to friends, and another that you could use just by holding your phone in the ring hand. There’s a lot of flexibility just in the positioning of the two tags, and since you have to be in pretty close proximity with the tag and the NFC receiver on your phone in order for anything to happen, there’s very little chance of an accidental press.Since there are several different kinds of NFC receivers on phones and tablets, you will need to make sure you pick the ring that bests suits your needs. Battery-based NFC receivers for example, like the one seen on the Samsung Galaxy S4, will likely only work with the NFC ring without a case. Meanwhile, the HTC One receives instructions from the NFC ring through the HTC Double Dip Flip case with no problem.The NFC Ring Kickstarter is still going strong, and if this prototype is any indicator of the finished product, there are worlds of possibilities here. Early adopter specials for the Kickstarter have already filled up, but you can still back the project and get your ring starting at $43 for the “Man sized” version that works with battery based NFC receivers like the Galaxy S4.last_img read more

Greek government demands that homeless magazine sellers pay for social security

first_imgReaders of the Athens monthly magazine ‘Shedia’, sold on the streets by homeless, marginalised and disadvantaged people, as a means to support themselves, were astonished to see none of the sellers out on the streets. The reason, was that they had been the target of Greek bureaucracy, demanding that they pay for their social security funds. Edited by Chris Alefantis, a Melbourne-born, Athens-based journalist, ‘Shedia’ is following the success of ‘Big Issue’. Similarly, the magazine’s revenue is shared by the publishers and sellers. So far, each issue cost 3 euros – 1.5 went to the sellers and the other half went to the magazine to cover production costs. Now the Greek Finance Ministry demands that the homeless and disadvantaged selllers be insured, as does any sole trader. This means that 40 cents from €1.50 will have to be paid to social funds. The decision was met with outrage from the magazine’s supporters, but the publishing company decided to raise the price by one euro, in order to cover for the extra expense demanded by the Greek authorities. The new arrangement will see selllers getting 2.7 euros out of the new cover price, given that the contribution has to be made by themselves. The magazine will have to do with 1.06, in order to cover its production and operational costs. On the upside, the magazine’s distributors will be now in a position to receive social security and health care.  Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Airports nationwide closed Saturday only

first_img Airports Authority commanded to protect South Caicos airport by airline Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 28 Aug 2015 – The Providenciales International Airport, and other airports in the country will not close now until tomorrow morning in the wake of Tropical Storm Erika. Erika has grown wider, is moving slower and is with stronger wind gusts but has shifted more westerly and that has caused the Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority to change when they will suspend flights nationally. TCIAA CEO, John Smith this morning issued a new alert for the public, “Erika is rather unstable and difficult to predict as it enters areas of disturbance and interacts with terrain on the island of Hispaniola.” So officially the airport closes at 6am in the morning, Saturday and is scheduled to reopen later the same day. The country’s airports will be also be in operation on Sunday onward. Some international flights into the TCI have worked with guests vacationing and have exempted travellers from change fees. Former Premier says PNP left plan for Salt Cay airport, but there is no evidence of the claim Related Items:close, john smith, provo airport, saturday, Tciaa Airports Authority reveals sabotage at South Caicos Airportlast_img read more

CEO of San Diego homeless task force taking extended leave of absence

first_img October 10, 2018 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Posted: October 10, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter CEO of San Diego homeless task force taking extended leave of absence SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The chief executive officer of the San Diego Regional Task Force On The Homeless will take an extended leave of absence, the organization announced Wednesday.Gordon Walker, the nationally-recognized expert on homelessness who joined the San Diego Regional Task Force on the Homeless (RTFH) as CEO in June, 2017, is taking an extended leave to pursue a personal mission in Italy where he will assist with opening the Rome, Italy, Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.The RTFH Executive Committee will meet on Oct. 11 to discuss the interim appointment of Chief Operations Officer Tamera Kohler as acting CEO in Walker’s absence.“The evolution of the RTFH under the direction of Gordon Walker has allowed the organization to redevelop our data systems, connect people with workforce training, and direct state dollars towards housing our homeless population,” said Councilmember Chris Ward, Vice Chair of the RTFH.Walker’s last day at the RTFH will be October 18. last_img read more

Foxconn to set up Apple products manufacturing unit in Gujarat

first_imgFoxconn, the largest contract manufacturer for Apple Inc., is set to open a manufacturing store in Ahmedabad as its first such initiative in India. According to a report in Moneycontrol, an announcement on the same is likely to come during the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017 scheduled to take place in Gandhinagar between January 10-13.Apple, the world’s most valuable company, is planning to replicate its Chinese manufacturing model, which has been a success, in India to grab a large piece of the pie in the smartphone section. Also read: Apple iPhones to be made in India? Foxconn in talks with GovtThe US-based company is also planning to set up manufacturing units in various cities across India. The second manufacturing store is expected to come up in Gurugram, Haryana.Apple has been planning to expand its operations in India. The Tim Cook-led firm recently announced that it will open its brand-owned stores in the country along with 4,000-odd workers’ unit in Hyderabad. According to reports, Apple’s sales have been on the rise and crossed 50 percent in 12 months ending in September 2016.The news comes almost a year after reports claimed that Foxconn might come to India, facilitating production of Apple products like iPhone in the country. It was earlier reported that the Taiwanese electronic manufacturing company will set up a plant for Apple products on a 1,200-acre land in Maharashtra.In Seperate news, it was earlier reported that Apple has reportedly selected Bengaluru as its hub for manufacturing iPhones for the Indian market. Wistron, Apple’s Original Equipment Manufacturer has started building an assembling plant at Peenya (located west of Bengaluru). The company will start manufacturing limited units of iPhones in April 2017.last_img read more

California Wildfires Raise Health Concerns

first_img California’s destructive wildfires have claimed at least 65 lives since the two blazes began last week.But burning flames aren’t the only worry.The University of Southern California this week raised concerns about the infernos’ impact on people’s health—particularly when it comes to noxious smoke.“It’s unhealthy air outside,” USC economics student Thomas Columbus said, recounting how smoke crashed his beach party last weekend, prompting folks to leave early.“It’s really bad,” he continued. “You can smell it, it gets in your lungs and makes you cough.”USC faculty experts have been studying the state’s environment, air pollution, and public health for years, amassing insight into why wildlands burn so much, and how the vapors harm people.Smoke is more than a nuisance—it’s a noxious brew of industrial chemicals and microscopic particles that lodge deep inside the lungs.Children and the elderly are especially vulnerable, as rapidly growing organs and pre-existing conditions make it harder to tolerate large doses of pollutants.Smoke from the Camp Fire is affecting air quality in California, and is visible from space (via NASA)Kids exercising in contaminated environments are more likely to develop asthma or other respiratory symptoms; older folks with chronic diseases, meanwhile, should see their doctor if their condition gets worse.Healthy adults are not immune, either: A jogger inhales three- to five-times more air than someone people-watching on a bench, meaning more smoke is deposited in their lungs.“The air is actually getting cleaner,” Kiros Berhane, professor at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, said in a statement. “The concern about the recent trend in wildfires is that as fires gain an intensity and severity, they could lead to losses of some of the gains we’ve made in the past.”NASA is keeping a close eye-in-the-sky on the conflagration, tracking its location and providing information about its behavior via satellite images.From space, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) and Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIRRS) sensor observed expansive smoke and aerosol plumes.Scientists on the ground continue to monitor air quality data from a network of sensors throughout the region.Find out more about how to help the victims of California wildfires here.More coverage on Geek.com:Global Warming Boosts Risk of Lightning-Ignited Fires‘Westworld’ Set a Paramount Ranch Burns in California WildfiresWatch a Bipedal Robot Walk Through Fire Modder Creates Fire-Breathing Nintendo 6445,000 Barrels of Bourbon Destroyed in Jim Beam Warehouse Fire Stay on targetlast_img read more

KMC to make rainwater harvesting mandatory in big housing complexes

first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) is set to make rainwater harvesting mandatory in big housing complexes, in a bid to conserve water. The civic authorities are contemplating to change the Building Rules and incorporate the new provision, Mayor Firhad Hakim said on Monday.Hakim visited the chamber of Director General (Building) Anindya Karfarma and spoke to the senior officials of the department in a bid to improve work culture in KMC. He was accompanied by the Municipal Commissioner Khalil Ahmed. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataIn order to reduce the harassment of people, KMC is planning to bring the Block Land and Land Reforms Office (BLLRO) and Building department under one roof. The civic body is accepting building plans online and in cases where conversion of land has taken place, the owners have to get clearance from the BLLRO, which often takes a lot of time. If the Building department and BLLRO work together, it will prevent the harassment of the owner of the land. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateHakim said rainwater harvesting in big housing complexes will be done as a move to save ground water. The rainwater will be used for cleaning, flushing and gardening. The ground water level has drastically fallen in several parts in the city. It may be recalled here that the Chennai Municipal Corporation (CMC) has made rainwater harvesting in big apartment blocks and housing complexes mandatory two decades ago. Hakim had earlier proposed to set up special zones to wash vehicles in order to save wastage of drinking water. The state government has taken special measures to save water. July 12 will be observed as Save Water Day every year. The state Public Health Engineering (PHE) department had organised a walk from Jorasanko Thakurbari to Gandhiji’s statue at Mayo Road on July 12, in which Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee took part. The state Panchayat and Rural Development department has also instructed all the Gram Panchayats not to rampantly lift ground water and prepare schemes for rainwater harvesting in the rural areas.last_img read more

Employee dispute leaves one dead in Playa del Carmen

first_imgPolice did arrest the aggressor. Neither of the two men have been identified. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) When the Z Gas employee turned to return to work, the second man hit him on the right side of his head with a yet-to-be identified object. Police and paramedics arrived, however, the man was already deceased. The dispute began Saturday morning when one man went to the Z Gas location along the Federal Highway regarding previous employee problems. While there, the discussion between the two men escalated. Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A fight between two men in Playa del Carmen has ended with one deceased and the other, arrested. last_img read more

Apple Pay will soon support NFC tags to trigger payments

first_imgAt the beginning of this month, Apple’s Vice President of Apple Pay, Jennifer Bailey announced a new NFC feature for Apple Pay. Now, Apple Pay will be supported with NFC stickers/tags, that will trigger it for payment without needing to have an app installed. This announcement was made during the keynote address at the TRANSACT Conference, Las Vegas, which focused on global payment technology. The new iPhones will have special NFC tags that will trigger Apple Pay purchases when tapped. This means all you need to do is tap on the NFC tag, confirm the purchase through Apple Pay(through Face ID or Touch ID) and the payment would be done. This will require no separate app and will be handled by Apple Pay along with the Wallet app. As per 9to5Mac, Apple is partnering with Bird scooters, Bonobos clothing store, and PayByPhone parking meters in the initial round. Also, users will soon be able to sign up for loyalty cards within the Wallet app, with a single tap with no third party or setup required. According to NFC World, Dairy Queen, Panera Bread, Yogurtland, Jimmy John’s, Dave & Busters, and Caribou Coffee are all planning to launch services later this year that will use NFC tags allowing customers to sign up for loyalty cards. This could be another step towards Apple’s goal of replacing the wallet. This feature will make instant and on the go purchases a lot more faster and easier. A user on Reddit has commented, “From a user’s point of view, this seems great. No need to wait for congested LTE to download an app in order to pay for a scooter or parking.” Another user is comparing Apple Pay with QR code, stating “QR code requires at least one more step which is using the camera. Hopefully, Apple Pay will be just a single tap and confirm, which would be invoked automatically whenever the phone is near a point of sale. And since the NFC tags will have a predetermined, set payment amount associated with them, even biometrics shouldn’t be necessary.” More details on this feature can be expected at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2019 (WWDC19) coming up in June. Read Next Apple’s March Event: Apple changes gears to services, is now your bank, news source, gaming zone, and TV Spotify files an EU antitrust complaint against Apple; Apple says Spotify’s aim is to make more money off others’ work Elizabeth Warren wants to break up tech giants like Amazon, Google Facebook, and Apple and build strong antitrust lawslast_img read more

Top 10 Cruise Tips from experts in the industry

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by Top 10 Cruise Tips from experts in the industry Tweet Tuesday, October 25, 2016 The Canadian Press MIAMI — Officers in charge of hotel operations on cruise ships have seen it all: the first-time cruisers who come onboard wide-eyed; repeat cruisers arriving with plans to see everything; and the overall joyful buzz as everyone begins a cruise vacation of a lifetime.Whether your clients are newbies or a frequent guest on the high seas, here are 10 tips from the pros on how to be a better cruiser.Experience a sunrise and sunset. Getting up at dawn in a destination such as Alaska is not only impressively peaceful but brings your best opportunity to spot whales and other wildlife, says Adam Gorst, Princess Cruises hotel general manager on Emerald Princess.Ask lots of questions. The crew has your best interests at heart and no question is too big or too small, says Jasper Wolthuis, hotel general manager on Coral Princess.Read the daily newsletter. The newsletter delivered to your cabin each evening has a full listing of activities and entertainment happenings for the next day. You’ll find information on festivities, contests, lectures, dress codes, dining times, sales at the shipboard shops and more.More news:  Save the dates! Goway’s Africa Roadshow is backAdvise the ship on special needs. It’s always advisable to alert the cruise line well in advance of your sailing. This applies to any mobility restrictions, health issues, allergies and dietary needs and requests.Plan to try new things. On your cruise vacation you’ll be exposed to new places, dining choices and activities. Plan to make the most of what’s available, says Henk J. Mensink, hotel director on Holland America Line’s ms Amsterdam.Map out port days. Whether you are booking shore excursions or planning to explore independently, you’d be wise to do advance research on your ship’s ports of call.Don’t miss the ship. You may have heard horror stories of people heading off on their own in ports and then missing the ship. Such incidents are extremely rare, says Diane Belshaw, hotel operations & retail manager on P&O Cruises’ Oceana, but it’s important to listed to the shipboard announcements.More news:  Honolulu authorities investigate arsons at 3 Waikiki hotels; no injuries reported Consider pre-cruise overnights. If you have the time, most embarkation cities are great places to visit. Especially when traveling a long distance, you might consider arriving a day or two before your ship sails. Cees Tesselaar, Holland America, says you’ll enjoy the city more and arrive on the ship refreshed. Pre-book everything you can. You may be able to book shore excursions and make reservations for spa treatments and specialty dining well before you set foot onboard your ship. You are wise to use this option when available, advises Freddy Esquivel, hotel director on the Carnival Sunshine.Take time to explore your ship. It pays to become familiar with your ship’s layout and amenities, advises Holland America Line’s Schumann. That’s what she did when she and her husband (who happens to be executive chef on the Noordam) vacationed on German brand AIDA.last_img read more

Despite Myanmar reforms much remains to be done

first_img How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation The nation’s warp-speed revolution is fragile. Its nascent transition has already been bloody. And much unfinished business remains: from repealing harsh laws that helped silence a generation of pro-democracy dissidents, to overhauling a political power structure still tipped heavily in favor of army rule.“If President Obama doesn’t put his full weight behind further urgent reforms in Myanmar, this trip risks being an ill-timed presidential pat on the back for a regime that has looked the other way as violence rages, destroying villages and communities just in the last few weeks,” said Suzanne Nossel, the U.S.-based director of Amnesty International.White House officials cautioned Thursday that Obama’s visit to Myanmar, also known as Burma, should not be viewed as a “victory celebration.” They reiterated that urgent action is still needed, particularly on freeing political prisoners and ending the unrest in western Rakhine state.“This is a moment when we believe the Burmese leaders have put their feet on the right path and that it’s critical to us that we not miss the moment to influence them to keep going,” said Danny Russel, Obama’s top Asia adviser. New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like Top Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement The “democratic opening has allowed for repressed voices … both negative and positive, to emerge,” said Aung Naing Oo of the Vahu Development Institute think-tank, who traveled back to his homeland for the first time this year after fleeing two decades before.But the upside is clear: “Myanmar is no longer a dictatorship,” he said.Given the new democratic equation, solving the conflict in Rakhine state will be difficult because the Rohingya are a deeply unpopular cause that few politicians will defend _ not Thein Sein, and not even Suu Kyi, whose party is looking toward elections due in 2015. Thein Sein appeared to make conciliatory remarks on the Rohingya in a letter to the United Nations on Friday, saying he would consider new rights for the minority, including citizenship, work permits and freedom of movement. But he stopped short of a full commitment and gave no timeline for addressing the situation.There is also concern that the U.S. can do little to help.America’s own interests _ businesses are keen to tap into what is for them virgin territory rich in natural resources _ are at risk of trumping human rights. And Obama’s trip is also part of a broader effort to bolster U.S. influence in a region dominated by China. Washington’s decision to suspend sanctions this year has also dramatically diminished its leverage here, said Aung Din of the Washington-based U.S. Campaign for Burma, which has called on Obama to cancel his trip.“The risk, without political and economic pressure, is that we will not see the process of democratic change moving forward,” he said.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments   Share   Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenixcenter_img Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Associated PressYANGON, Myanmar (AP) – In the west, terrified villagers flee burning homes after an explosion of ethnic and religious violence. In the north, refugees from a civil war cower in chilly camps, desperately short on life’s basic necessities. And in dank jails, hundreds of political prisoners languish behind bars, wondering when they’ll ever be freed.This is not the Myanmar that President Barack Obama will see when he becomes the first American head of state to visit this pagoda-studded country on Monday. He wants to encourage the stunning democratic transformation Myanmar has undergone since last year, but there are concerns his visit may be premature. Sponsored Stories The problem is “not with the political leadership at the top,” he said, “but with the enormity of challenges facing this country after decades of war, repression, and international isolation.”Myanmar is a country where oxen still haul carts of wheat past simple houses made of bamboo and dried leaves, much like they did centuries ago. Its education and health systems are neglected, in tatters. And although the country exports electricity, its infrastructure is so poor and mismanagement so high that only about 25 percent of people living here have access to electricity.The nation’s best and brightest are abroad: A 1988 crackdown on democracy protesters forced a generation of skilled labor to flee. Refugees _ hundreds of thousands in Thailand alone _ continue to live in camps, still too uncertain to return.Although Thein Sein’s administration has been widely credited with beginning the monumental task of turning the ship of state around, it also has seen grave setbacks.Chief among them: the collapse of a 17-year-old truce with ethnic Kachin rebels in the north. That triggered a wave of fighting that has driven more than 75,000 people from their homes. On Wednesday, Kachin rebels attacked a prison convoy, killing two convicts and injuring 14 others, state media reported. The vital role family plays in society There is little doubt that the reforms in Myanmar have come quicker and gone farther than anyone here dared dream.Just a few years ago, this was a place denigrated by Washington as an isolated “outpost of tyranny,” a country led by a xenophobic clique of army officers so distrustful of the West that they rejected foreign aid even when Cyclone Nargis killed more than 100,000 people in 2008.Even when the junta ceded power to an elected government early last year, few considered the prospect of real change. The vote, boycotted by the main opposition, was considered neither free nor fair, and the new president, Thein Sein, was a former general.But Thein Sein’s government surprised the world. It freed hundreds of political prisoners, though not all of them. It signed cease-fire deals with numerous rebel groups. It abolished a draconian system of media censorship. It revamped finance and investment laws. Aung San Suu Kyi _ the longtime opposition leader who spent most of the last two decades as a prisoner in her own home _ is now an elected lawmaker with an official voice in government.Today, the consensus is the reforms are irreversible. But that doesn’t mean “the future is necessarily bright,” said Myanmar historian Thant Myint-U, the grandson of the late U.N. Secretary General U Thant. In western Myanmar, another 110,000 people have been displaced in a separate conflict between the Buddhist Rakhine and the stateless Muslim Rohingya. Many Rohingya were born in Myanmar, but they are denied citizenship because the government considers them foreigners from neighboring Bangladesh.The conflict has degenerated into an anti-Muslim campaign also targeting the Kaman minority.“Please tell Obama that we want to go home,” one woman pleaded this week in Sin Thet Maw, where she fled with 5,000 other ethnic Kaman Muslims after Buddhist mobs turned their neighborhood to ashes and forced them to flee on boats.“We have no schools, no medicines, no toilets,” the 48-year-old, Ohnmar Saw, said. “We need help, and nobody is helping us.”Although the crisis in the west goes back decades, it has been exacerbated _ ironically _ by the newfound right to freedom of expression the U.S. has pushed so long for. Racist rants against the Rohingya have appeared online with increasing frequency and viciousness. The government’s lifting of a longstanding ban on protests has paved the way for massive anti-Muslim protests staged by Buddhist monks, bolstering nationwide antipathy toward Muslims and setting the stage for the latest spasm of violence in late October.last_img read more

Spain speeding up naturalization for Sephardi Jews

first_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement MADRID (AP) – Spain has announced measures to speed up the naturalization of Jews of Sephardic descent whose ancestors fled the Iberian peninsula more than five centuries ago when they were told to convert to Christianity or go into exile.Sephardi Jews have had the option of seeking Spanish naturalization for decades. The change announced Thursday gives them special status and sets up a process for their ancestry to be vetted by the Spanish Federation of Jewish Communities and forwarded to authorities for approval. Comments   Share   Top Stories Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project The federation says thousands of Sephardi Jews around the world could benefit, particularly those living in Latin America and Turkey.Many Sephardi Jews fled to places like Istanbul, London and Cairo after the 1492 decree. Others who didn’t convert were killed during the Inquisition.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories center_img Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizonalast_img read more

Qantas to reduce capacity to Italy

first_imgQantas alters Italy route, in line with Emirates codeshare. Qantas has applied to reduce capacity and codeshare on Italy routes, pertaining to its agreement with Emirates.Qantas seeks to reduce capacity from 600 to 300 seats on the Italy route and enact a codeshare with Emirates by 31 March 2013.The International Air Services Commission (IASC) has permitted Qantas to codeshare on Emirates’ services between Dubai and Milan and provide services jointly with Emirates on the France route.After conducting a review of capacity held by HeavyLift, the IASC issued a decision revoking HeavyLift’s determinations on all routes on which it had allocations.Applications concerning Qantas’ Italy route request are now being taken by the IASC.Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T.last_img read more

Covve the first company to be awarded the Innovative SME Certificate in

first_imgAbove the island’s popular Lost + Found bar in Nicosia is a young, vibrant and unexpectedly cool bunch of geeks, buzzing around the corridors of the otherwise uninspiring Anemomylos Building. They are the girls and boys who make up part of the Cypriot tech scene: Digital Tree, Ergodotisi, Stagedoor, Blend, Kodika, Hey Oliver and Covve.Covve’s team, spread between Nicosia and Athens is committed to helping people build real professional relationships. “We feel that when it comes to building relationships, the tools available to professionals are stuck in the 90s.We set out to change the game and create a true 21st century, AI-powered, mobile-first solution,”says Yiannis Gavrielides.Yiannis and Alex Protogerellis met at Deloitte Consulting in London and experienced the frustration throughout their professional careers. “We designed Covve for anyone and everyone who values their relationships, be it colleagues or clients and aim to stand out in a world shifting towards casual, shallow business relationships,” adds Alex.Covve looks and feels like a contacts app, but offers the power you would expect from an advanced CRM system – here is why need a personal CRM. In addition to their innovative platform, Covve’s team has also developed an AI-powered business card scanner capable of accurately reading more than 30 languages including Greek.It’s just launched inside the Covve app and also as a standalone business card scanning app replacing your card filled drawers.Covve is being used by thousands of professionals across more than 100 countries and has recently partnered with Deutsche Telekom and Nokia in Europe to offer value directly in the call. It’s focus on R&D has seen it awarded two EU innovation grants and it is the first company in Cyprus to be awarded the Innovative SME certificate.The changes to the citizenship-by-investment scheme include a €75,000 contribution to research and development or an investment in a certified Innovative SME company, aiming to boost R&D in Cyprus. You can read more about Covve’s certificate and the scheme in their dedicated blog post: Covve: the first company to be awarded the Innovative SME Certificate in Cyprus.The changes to the citizenship-by-investment scheme came into effect in May, so we still need to see the impact they will have, but Covve’s team are already looking to attract funding through the scheme and the other teams above Lost+Found are hard at work to get certified. You May LikeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityReassurance for your refugeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSUVs | Search AdsThese SUVs Will Take Your Breath Away. Research 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsSUVs | Search AdsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Millions of those shipments enter the United States While government agencies do their best to crack down on counterfeit goods they only manage to catch a fraction of the fake products that enter the United States Still the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) values that seized fraction at staggering amounts The value of counterfeit goods seized rose by 381% in 2013 from $12 billion in 2012 to $17 billion last year Based on the manufacturers suggested retail price (MSRP) of the genuine versions of the counterfeit goods some of the most valuable imitations were of handbags and wallets watches and jewelry and consumer electronics 24/7 Wall St reviewed the nine most counterfeit items seized in 2013 based on their retail value MORE: Could Recalls Hurt All Car Sales The value and number of seizures changes considerably from year to year depending on what items were being counterfeited as well as law enforcement activity Therese Randazzo director of CBP policy and programs on intellectual property rights explained that in some cases increases in seizures are the result of such activity In other cases such as footwear decreases in seizures can also reflect the success of prior campaigns by CBP and other agencies she added In some cases changes in the number and value of goods seized did not move in tandem For instance while the number of watches and jewelry seized remained roughly the same between 2012 and 2013 the value of those seizures rose by 169% According to Randazzo fluctuations will occur with luxury goods like handbags watches and other types of jewelry in particular because there is such a large range of values with these products Luxury items tend to be the most counterfeited products because they are more valuable according to Randazzo And with better counterfeiting methods there is a greater challenge of detection as well as potential for even higher profits she explained Consumers can no longer take for granted obvious signs of imitation such as poor stitching or bad zippers "Now the quality [of fake products] has improved so dramatically that [criminals] have been able to charge at prices closer to the price of the genuine article" Chinas role as manufacturer for a broad range of authentic products as well as its intellectual property rights framework may contribute to the countrys high levels of counterfeiting About $12 billion of the $17 billion worth of imitations picked up by US law enforcement agencies originated in mainland China More than $400 million worth of seized goods came from Hong Kong which CBP classified separately MORE: States With the Best (and Worst) Schools The process and methods of detecting these counterfeiting operations is constantly evolving The increased number of seizures in 2013 according to Randazzo can be explained in part by new collaborative efforts between CBP and various partners including China Customs the customs agency for the Peoples Republic of China The success of such operations has resulted in a measurable increase in the number and value of seizures and the ability to target and intercept shipments of knock-off products she added Based on information provided by the CBP 24/7 Wall St reviewed the nine most counterfeited items seized by officials based on the MSRP of the genuine article We looked at the number of shipments of each product type confiscated in both 2013 and 2012 We also reviewed CBP data by country to identify the value of counterfeit goods produced in specific countries These are the nine most counterfeited products in America 4 Wearing Apparel/Accessories > MSRP of seized goods: $1162 million > Pct of total seized goods: 7% Last year the United States seized almost 10000 shipments of counterfeit apparel and accessories by far the most of any commodity and up 268% from the year before In all more than $116 million worth of such items were seized Like with other goods exactly what type of product is being counterfeited matters Randazzo noted with haute couture knockoffs assigned a higher MSRP than blue jeans for example Last year the CBP in conjunction with other federal and local agencies conducted "Operation Red Zone" which seized $173 million worth of fake sporting apparel jerseys and ball caps and other collectibles coinciding with the 2013 Super Bowl 3 Consumer Electronics/Parts > MSRP of seized goods: $1459 million > Pct of total seized goods: 8% The dollar amount of counterfeit consumer electronics products seized rose by 40% in 2013 to $1459 million from $1044 million in 2012 Further consumer electronics comprised 8% of the total value of items seized last year making it the third most frequently seized fake product The number of seizures of counterfeit electronic products grew in conjunction with their total value There were 5656 such seizures in 2013 a 44% increase from the 3928 seizures in 2012 According to a report by the CBP one particularly big seizure in 2013 was by a joint CBP and China Customs operation The two-month long operation resulted in 1735 electronics shipments being seized removing more than 243000 counterfeit consumer electronic products from the market MORE: 10 Companies Paying Americans the Least 2 Watches/Jewelry > MSRP of seized goods: $5028 million > Pct of total seized goods: 29% The value of seized imitation watches and jewelry grew by 1689% between 2012 and 2013 considerably more than that of any other commodity In total the value of watches seized was more than half a billion dollars in 2013 Last year there were 1729 seizures 21% less than there were in 2012 Randazzo noted that the different trends in value and seizures may be a product "of whats targeted and seized in a given year" For example fake versions of high-end watches which retail for thousands of dollars can boost the values of counterfeits seized The Federation of Swiss Watch Industry estimated that some 120000 imitation watches were seized worldwide in 2013 1 Handbags/Wallets > MSRP of seized goods: $7002 million > Pct of total seized goods: 40% Handbags and wallets were again the most seized counterfeited product by MSRP in 2013 The roughly 2200 shipments seized had a total MSRP of more than $700 million accounting for 40% of the total value of all goods seized Because these products are valued so highly a drop in total handbag and wallet seizures between 2012 and 2013 did not correspond with a drop in the market value of the items seized In fact while seizures fell by 17% in that time the value of goods seized rose 37% or by nearly $189 million Randazzo explained that the retail value of the genuine goods can increase the value of the seized counterfeits considerably While a fake Coach bag is often valued in the hundreds of dollars "if we seize a counterfeit Hermes bag the value ,爱上海Azaria.

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