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Ottawa to order ships to give right whales a 100metre buffer zone

first_imgMONCTON, N.B. – Ottawa will order boats to give right whales a 100-metre buffer zone as it looks at a variety of options to protect the endangered mammals in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, says Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc.LeBlanc met Thursday in Moncton, N.B., with scientists, aboriginal groups and representatives from the fishing and marine transport industries to discuss possible solutions after a deadly summer.LeBlanc emerged from the meeting, saying there were many good suggestions.“From fishing gear changes to sharing data and real time information, to looking at ways to have more reliable surveillance that will allow, for example, certain shipping corridors or certain speed limits in different areas to reflect better data. I was quite inspired and encouraged by the suggestions.”Twelve right whales have turned up dead in Canadian waters this year, and another four died in American waters.“Scientific research can and must necessarily take some time, and in the case of protecting the North Atlantic right whales, time is not necessarily on our side,” LeBlanc told the conference during his opening remarks.LeBlanc said he will soon be releasing new marine mammal regulations that will include a buffer zone.“I intend to include in the updated regulations a requirement for a 100-metre buffer between vessels and most marine mammals, including obviously the North Atlantic right whale,” he said.Many of the whales died as a result of blunt force trauma after being struck by boats, while other deaths have been attributed to fishing gear entanglements.LeBlanc said future solutions could include new fishing gear that uses less rope, or rope that could be easily broken by whales.“I want to understand how ready is this technology to be used,” he said. “We’re open very much to technology and innovation as part of the solution.”Ottawa has taken steps to reduce the risk by reducing the speed limit in the Gulf — which has led some cruise ships to cancel visits, and prompted at least one shipping line to hike rates — and shutting down a snow crab fishery.LeBlanc has said the government will look at every option possible to protect whales, including making the speed limit permanent, enacting new regulations on fishing gear, and changing crab fishing season dates to ensure equipment is removed before the whales migrate into the Gulf.He said everyone understands that changes must come quickly.“The fishing industry said for example some of the gear we may ask them to change will be under the snow in the next few weeks. The cruise ship industry and the tourism industry said some of the programs that cruise companies are setting must be done in the next few months,” the minister said.Rene Trepanier, executive director of Cruise the Saint Lawrence, said the cruise industry suffered as a result of speed limits imposed mid season.He said the port of Gaspe had 16 cancellations — representing 60 per cent of their cruise season — and he expects the same impact next year.However Trepanier said while the industry will hurt in the short term, they want to help reduce the number of whale deaths, and may be able to find a positive for the long term.“Whales are a great tourism product. We want to turn it into an advantage,” he said.The biggest impact of new regulations will likely be on fishermen. Martin Noel, who represents crab fishermen in northern New Brunswick, said they’ll probably have to reduce the number of crab pots and the amount of rope used.He said pots are lost every year and the Fisheries Department could help to retrieve them — removing a hazard for whales.Noel also said the federal government could assist them by allowing the crab fishery to start earlier.“If we could get ice breakers in to open the ports and allow the crabbers to start their season earlier next year. That would help,” he said.LeBlanc wouldn’t say exactly how much money his department was ready to spend to protect the whales, but did say they have hundreds of millions of dollars they didn’t have just a few years ago.There are roughly 450 right whales left in the world, and Tonya Wimmer of the Marine Animal Response Society said that number is declining.“Probably the more alarming component of that is very few of those are females that are breeding and we are losing them faster than we lose anyone else in the population. If they keep going with the number of deaths of these adult females, we’re going to lose them within 20 to 25 years. If you lose all your breeding females, your population is done,” she said.Hundreds gathered in Halifax last month for the North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium’s annual meeting, where the deaths were described as a dire blow to the endangered species’ survival.last_img read more

UN political chief visits Iraq ahead of Kuwait summit

21 April 2008The top United Nations political official has just wrapped up a three-day visit to Baghdad, expressing confidence that the world body is doing its part to help build a peaceful and prosperous Iraq, and praising UN staff on the ground for their dedication under difficult conditions. While in Iraq, B. Lynn Pascoe, the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, visited with the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) and held meetings with senior officials of the Iraqi Government and the Multinational Forces (MNF). He was briefed on the situation in the strife-torn country and UN assistance to the Government and people of Iraq in areas covered by Security Council resolution 1770. These include elections, reconciliation, the resolution of disputed boundaries, human rights and humanitarian concerns, as well as UN support for reconstruction and development. Mr. Pascoe also toured UNAMI facilities and the international zone in which the mission is located. He said he was impressed by UNAMI’s stepped up efforts to assist Iraq since the passage of resolution 1770 last August and the appointment of the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Iraq, Staffan de Mistura. At a town hall meeting with UNAMI staff, he expressed strong support and appreciation for their dedication and hard work under difficult circumstances. “Despite the many challenges facing Iraq, I believe the United Nations is playing a constructive and positive role and will continue working to build a peaceful and prosperous Iraq,” Mr. Pascoe said at the conclusion of the visit. Mr. Pascoe had meetings with Iraqi Vice President Adil Abdel Mahdi and Deputy Prime Minister Barham Salih. He said both expressed appreciation for the work of the UN in Iraq and proposed areas where the mission could do more. In particular, he said, both leaders welcomed the role that the UN is playing with respect to the resolution of disputed internal territories, preparations for governorate elections before the end of the year, assistance to refugees and internally displaced persons, and facilitating political dialogue and national reconciliation. “They also thanked the United Nations for its efforts in supporting humanitarian and reconstruction efforts, and in particular, helping to build a positive momentum for the development and implementation of the International Compact with Iraq,” he added. Before departing, the Under-Secretary-General also held discussions today on the political and security situation in Iraq with United States Ambassador Ryan Crocker and with the MNF Force Commander, General David Petraeus. Both expressed strong support for UNAMI’s current activities and vowed to help in any way they can, he said. Mr. Pascoe arrived Monday evening in Kuwait, where he will attend, on behalf of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, a meeting of Iraq and neighbouring countries beginning on Tuesday. He is expected to brief the Security Council on the situation in Iraq next week. read more

Testimony ends at UN tribunals sentencing hearing for former Bosnian Serb President

At the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), the final witnesses testified today in the sentencing hearing of former Bosnian Serb President Biljana Plavsic.In October, Mrs. Plavsic pleaded guilty to crimes against humanity – a broad category that incorporates mass killings, detention and mistreatment of non-Serbs and destruction of property – and faces possible life imprisonment.Among today’s witnesses were former Secretary of State and Ambassador to the UN Madeleine Albright of the United States, who testified in support of Mrs. Plavsic, and Carl Bildt, a former Special Envoy of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan for the Balkans and High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina.Earlier witnesses included Robert Frowick, former mission head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Nobel Peace Laureate Elie Wiesel, former Bosnian Serb Prime Minister Milorad Dodik and the former deputy head of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Alex Boraine.Mrs. Plavsic is the only politician in the former Yugoslavia to accept responsibility for actions during the Bosnian wars and is the only woman to appear before the UN Tribunal. read more

Citing security needs Annan calls for hold on UN force cutbacks in

“The initial, successful progress that was achieved in Timor-Leste may have favoured the development of unrealistic expectations,” Mr. Annan says in a special report to the Security Council on the UN Mission of Support in East Timor (UNMISET). “It is preferable that the international community should be reminded of the fragility of what has been achieved early in UNMISET’s mandate, before downsizing has progressed beyond a point of no return.”Among factors cited by the report are riots in December the capital, Dili, which undermined business and donor confidence, showed the scale of civil disturbance that could erupt and the inability of Timorese security agencies to respond, as well as a resurgence of violence in outlying areas, including the militia-style killing in January of five pro-independence leaders and an attack on a bus last week which led to two deaths.Under the planned downsizing, the UN peacekeeping force would be cut back to 2,780 in June and to 1,750 in December, but Mr. Annan urges that it be maintained at its current level of 3,870 troops until the end of the year and be reconfigured to better deter and react to violence.Likewise, he urges that the composition and strength of UNMISET’s police component and the schedule for its downsizing be adjusted to enhance its operational ability to address civic disturbances and to improve the capability of the Timorese police (PNTL).The ceilings would be retained until December “to better reflect the current threats” in a situation that has changed since the plans were drawn up, the report says, adding: “Any significant improvement or deterioration in the security environment will be reported to the Security Council with the appropriate recommendations for action.”Meanwhile, four suspects detained in connection with last week’s attacks on a truck and bus appeared in court in Dili today. They were detained by the UN peacekeeping force (PKF) on Thursday and Friday. Another suspect was wounded and captured after an exchange of fire with a PKF search patrol. The surprise PKF assault led to the group fleeing and leaving behind considerable military equipment, which the PKF said showed that the armed groups operating in Timor-Leste are sophisticated. read more

Opinion 10 thoughts heading into the final 10 games for Ohio State

OSU then-junior forward Nick Schilkey (7) during a game against Michigan on May. 6 at Nationwide Arena. Credit: Lantern File PhotoFollowing a series split in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in which No. 12 Ohio State (13-7-6, 4-5-1-1 Big Ten) dug itself into a hole against the Wolverines on both nights, the Buckeyes now find themselves on the outside looking in at an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament with 10 games to go.In the pairwise rankings that determines who receives an at-large after the six automatic bids punch their tickets by winning their respective conference tournaments – OSU has slipped to 20th and they have their work cut out for them if they want to get back into the top 16, preferably higher.In his latest college hockey bracketology,’s Chris Peters has the Buckeyes outside the top 16.OSU was sitting in the No. 8 spot in the January bracketology.Down, but far from out of the race, here’s 10 thoughts on the Scarlet and Gray as they head into the home stretch of their season:The Gophers want revenge, and they’re sending a messageOSU’s opponent this weekend, No. 5 Minnesota, is on a three-game winning streak and are 10-2 since the Buckeyes beat them 8-3 at Mariucci Arena on Dec. 3. Their losses were no flukes either, a one goal loss to No. 1 Minnesota-Duluth and an overtime loss to No. 17 Wisconsin. They have the fourth-best offense in the nation averaging just shy of four goals per game, putting it on display at home last weekend in their sweep over No. 10 Penn State, racking up 10 goals in two games. “They have a lethal offense year in and year out,” OSU assistant coach Mark Strobel said. “They’re very good on the power play, they can get shorthanded goals. They’re built that way.”Buckeye bulletsNot to be outdone, the Buckeyes have the second-best offense in the country, averaging just over four goals per game and they have the best power play in college hockey, clicking at an incredible 28.8 percent. OSU senior captain Nick Schilkey is tied for third in the NCAA with 11 power play goals this season.  Buckeyes go as Schilkey goesWow, did the Buckeyes ever enjoy having Schilkey back in the lineup last weekend after missing four games with a lower body injury. He provided six points on three goals and three assists in the two games against Michigan and is currently third in the nation in scoring with 20 lamp-lighters this season. “He does everything for us,” Strobel said. “Not only is he a great hockey player, he’s a great leader, he’s a great human being. He does everything right. When you place a guy like Nick Schilkey in your locker room, you’re going to have success.”Bumps and bruises and sickness…. Oh myHaving Schilkey, senior Drew Brevig and junior Matthew Weis out with injuries, along with the illnesses of sophomore Dakota Joshua and freshman Tanner Laczynski has had a huge impact in the Buckeyes’ struggles at times in the second half. All are back with the exception of Brevig, who is expected back by the end of the season. Freshman Ronnie Hein has been ruled out this weekend and redshirt junior Matt Joyaux is coming off of a lower body injury as well. Congratulations, you played yourselfOSU can’t afford to dig themselves out of the holes they were in this past weekend against Michigan. They were down 5-1 on Friday night before losing 5-4, and were down 5-3 on Saturday before Schilkey’s game-winner with 30 seconds left to give OSU a 6-5 win. “That’s been a big emphasis for us,” sophomore forward Mason Jobst said. “We’ve been coming out flat in the first period and teams have really taken advantage of us. We’ve got to change it. We can’t afford to keep digging big holes.”Jobst on a missionJobst has been anything but flat this season. The star sophomore is leading the Buckeyes in points with 37 (12 goals, 25 assists), which puts him atop the Big Ten and tied for ninth in the country. His point streak extended to 12 with two goals and two assists in the 6-5 win over Michigan last Saturday. That State Up NorthOf the Buckeyes’ 10 remaining games, six are against Michigan and Michigan State, who have a combined record of 14-30-4 and six of those 10 games are at home, where OSU is 4-4-2 this season. They’ve got above .500 problems, but below .500 ain’t oneOSU is 9-2-3 against teams .500 or worse this year, but they are 4-5-3 against teams .500 or better and they can’t afford to drop many games against either Minnesota or Wisconsin, who make up their remaining four games outside of Michigan and Michigan State.Score first, get a winGetting on the board first has been a huge factor for the Scarlet and Gray this year, as they are 13-2-2 when scoring first. In six of the last seven games, their opponents have hit the back of the net first and OSU is 2-3-2 in its last seven.The Good, The Bad, and Arizona State?As with most seasons, there has been extremely good hockey OSU has showcased with the win at now-No. 2 Denver, beating Minnesota in its own barn and a 2-1-1 record against Penn State. However, there has been the bad with the tie and loss to Miami and the split with Michigan, as well as the head scratching shown with their tie to second-year program Arizona State at home. The cliché is true with OSU in that they can beat anyone, yet still lose to anyone, and they will need a heck of a run in the next month and maybe some outside help if they don’t want to worry about winning the Big Ten tournament. read more

BREAKING Local Govt Elections set for Nov 12

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGov’t awaits GECOM’s decision on date for Local Government ElectionsAugust 14, 2015In “Politics”Date for Local Government Elections to be announced tomorrowNovember 19, 2015In “Politics”Local Gov’t Elections to be held next year – Minister BulkanOctober 24, 2015In “Politics” Guyana’s Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan announced, moments ago, that November 12, 2018 is the designated date for local government elections.Communities Minister Ronald BulkanAccording to the Department of Public Information (DPI), this order is to be gazetted by the end of the day.$2.9B is allocated to the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) for preparations for the election, which have begun. read more

BREAKING 33 is majority CJ rules

Chief Justice (Ag) Roxane George, SCActing Chief Justice (CJ) Roxane George, SC, ruled on Thursday that the no-confidence motion was validly passed in the National Assembly and government has to resign in keeping with constitutional provisions of Article 106 and 106 (7) respectively.She was at the time addressing the other case filed on behalf of the Government by Attorney General (AG), Basil Williams that sough to put a hold on the enforcement of the motion since he was contending whether said motion was indeed carried by a majority of all elected members and whether or not the 33 to 32 breakdown means it was validly passed.According to the acting Chief Justice, the Speaker Dr Barton Scotland found that motion was carried by majority of 33-32.She noted that the validity of motion was not doubted when it was carried on December 21.Moreover, she noted that when concerns were raised subsequently after and advanced before  Speaker Scotland, he stood by the carried motion and digressed to the court for interpretation.In her ruling the CJ said that in Guyana’s 65 member National Assembly a majority is 33.As such the CJ acting posited that the no confidence motion was validly carried.She outlined that the President and the Ministers cannot therefore remain in Government in accordance with Articles 106 (6) and 106 (7) respectively.Article 106 (6) of the Constitution states: “The Cabinet including the President shall resign if the Government is defeated by the vote of a majority of all the elected members of the National Assembly on a vote of confidence.”Meanwhile, 106 (7) goes on to state that, “Notwithstanding its defeat, the Government shall remain in office and shall hold an election within three months, or such longer period as the National Assembly shall by resolution supported by not less than two-thirds of the votes of all the elected members of the National Assembly determine, and shall resign after the President takes the oath of office following the election.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGovt challenges Chief Justice’s ruling on no confidence resolutionFebruary 5, 2019In “Court”PPP ups pressure on GECOM to hold elections; threatens Court actionFebruary 1, 2019In “latest news”Govt will not resign – GrangerFebruary 4, 2019In “latest news” read more

IsaMill™ selected for Kazakhstan gold mine

first_imgGlencore Technology is pleased to announce the latest sale of IsaMill™ technology for the expansion of the Pustynnoye Gold Plant, in Kazakhstan. The large gold mine, owned by JSC “AK Altynalmas”, treats over 2 Mt of ore per year, and has purchased a M5000 IsaMill™ to be installed in their gold operation.Paul Telford, General Manager at Glencore Technology, said; “Our IsaMill™ is highly energy efficient, and miners all over the world need this type of technology to modernise their operations as orebodies become more complex. The grinding duty being performed at Pustynnoye is less than 20 microns, and the IsaMill™ is one of the few proven comminution technologies that can successfully achieve these sizes efficiently. This project will be the 14th mill we have in a gold pre-leaching grinding duty, and highlights the need for delivering high levels of liberation for good gold recovery, such as what we see in operations at Las Lagunas and Ararat Gold Operation, that use the IsaMill™ in their Albion Process™ circuits. Other sites, such as KCGM’s Gidji operation, enabled their roaster to be closedthrough the use of fine grinding achieved with an IsaMill™ in their flowsheet”.IsaMills™ have recently been installed in other sites in Kazakhstan, in copper and molybdenum regrind duties, as well as being part of a base metal leaching project in Africa.last_img read more

Is iOS 501 helping iPhone battery drain

first_imgIt looks like Apple may not have put out this fire after all. A day after issuing the first official update to iOS 5, in order to fix battery drain problems, many users are now saying that the new firmware didn’t make things any better. In fact, some are saying that it actually made the issue worse. Does Apple have a potential crisis here, or is this all a bunch of hoopla over nothing?Despite some developers’ claims that the beta version of iOS 5.0.1 was dramatically improving battery life, the official release of the update hasn’t gotten such a rosy reception from everyone. The Apple Support thread that has been the primary sounding board for the issue is now being flooded with more complaints.Apple has briefly acknowledged the gripes, saying that, while iOS 5.0.1 addressed many of the battery issues that some customers ran into they are continuing to investigate a few remaining issues.How big is the problem?It’s worth mentioning that many users don’t report having any problems at all. Our hands-on with the iPhone 4S didn’t show any battery issues on iOS 5. Previous testing by PC Mag showed that iOS 5 was only draining batteries slightly more than iOS 4 (not surprising, with the addition of iCloud). Is there reason to doubt the validity of the claims?Conspiracy theorists may point out that evidence for this issue is coming primarily from Apple’s support forums. All somebody needs to create a post there is an Apple ID. Who’s to say that these complaints aren’t from trolls or competitors who want to manufacture a media firestorm? As the dominant force in mobile computing, Apple has a bullseye on its back, so it wouldn’t be impossible. I don’t believe that this is a conspiracy cooked up by Samsung or crazed Android fans, but I do agree that any information that is sourced exclusively from forum comments should be taken with a fair dose of skepticism.There are other reasons to hesitate before getting up in arms about this. There are millions of iPhones out in the wild, and at least 38% of those have already updated to iOS 5; a couple thousand commenters having a problem is but a drop in that ocean. Additionally, people who are complaining about something tend to be louder than those who are content, so it’s easy to come away with a distorted sense of how far-reaching an issue like this is.Our TestEven if it’s only with a small sample size, we wanted to do some testing to examine this issue. We took an iPhone 4S that is running iOS 5.0.1 to see how its battery life holds up. It was tested by streaming audio with the display on (set at about 65% brightness). The phone was on a WiFi network, with iCloud, Siri, push email, and location services all enabled.It will take time before we can get more thorough results (check back for updates), but after two hours and four minutes of testing, the battery has only dropped from 100 percent down to 78 percent:If the drain were to continue at the exact same pace, that would come out to a total of nine hours and 23 minutes uptime. That’s virtually identical to the numbers that we were seeing on iOS 5. It also fits in with Apple’s nine hour estimate for WiFi internet use (they obviously don’t give an estimate for streaming Rdio with the screen on).Based on these initial results, it’s probably safe to conclude that the iPhone we are testing has no issues with unusual battery drain. This was confirmed with a second iPhone 4S on iOS 5.0.1.What’s next?As for the users who are sounding off about ridiculously short battery life, only time will tell what becomes of this issue. Conspiracy theories aside, the frustration is evident in Apple’s support forum. Some are talking of turning to third-party battery-enhancing cases, while others are eying their iPhone 4S’ return period.If the complaints continue, this could end up being the first crisis to be handled under CEO Tim Cook’s watch. It will be interesting to see if Apple handles this differently than the Antennagate fiasco in 2010, when Steve Jobs was CEO. Apple was quick in launching this iOS 5.0.1 update, with the official release following the first beta by just over a week.If you are one of those with the issue, be sure to let Apple know about it–in as much detail as possible. You can visit a Genius Bar if you live near an Apple Store, and can contact their support over the phone at 1-800-MY-IPHONE.We’ll be keeping an eye on the issue, with more testing of our own and with reports from sources. You can monitor the Apple support forum yourself at the link below.Apple, via AllThingsDlast_img read more

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Delaney praises Dortmund fans

first_imgBrussia Dortmund midfielder Thomas Delaney has praised the fans for their support during their 4-1 victory over RB Leipzig on Sunday.The Denmark international was one of the driving forces behind the 4-1 victory over RB Leipzig, with his individual effort from a tight angle in the 20th minute that tested keeper Gulacsi for the first time acting as a catalyst for the comeback.Mohammed Dahoud equalised almost immediately afterwards and the Dane was later involved in the build-up to the third goal too, meeting a Pulisic corner with a powerful header that was brilliantly saved by the Leipzig shot-stopper. But Axel Witsel was the quickest to the rebound and scored to put the win within reach.“After we made it 1-1, it was really fun to play in this stadium.” Delaney said, according to club’s official website.“The first minute was not fun,” explained Delaney in reference to the early goal scored by Leipzig.”The 2019/20 betting odds for Bundesliga I Stuart Heath – August 13, 2019 With the Bundesliga kick-off fast approaching, we will look at the bookmakers odds for the title race this season.The Bundesliga has it’s opening weekend…“But the game shows that we have a good mentality. Despite the difficult start, we came back and delivered a good performance.”“It was important to make a good start to the season. For the fans too. We need the 80,000 fans behind us.”Meanwhile, Axel Witsel also praised the atmosphere in the stadium. He said: “As I came out to warm up, I felt the atmosphere. It was crazy, in a good way.”“The fans were to be heard throughout the entirety of the game. We played a good game. I didn’t overthink before scoring my goal, I just saw the ball and positioned myself for the bicycle kick. Leipzig have already played more competitive games than us, this was our first home game. We didn’t start how we had wanted, but then we played well and created chances.”last_img read more

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De Sciglio back to full health

first_imgThe Italian defender joined Juventus last year but hasn’t been able to play regularly because of many different injuriesItalian full-back Mattia De Sciglio joined Juventus in the summer of 2017.Before that, he played six years with AC Milan in the Lega Serie A.But when he joined the Bianconneri, he had many problems, and so far has only played in two competitive matches.Now, he’s back to full health and hopes to play against Genoa this Saturday.“Genoa have just changed their Coach and they’ll want to make a good impression,” De Sciglio was quoted by Football Italia.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“It’s always hard against the Rossoblu, and after the international break it’s even harder to restart so we’ll need to play a tough game and extend this positive run.”“We’re very aware of our strength, and this run of wins has given us even more confidence,” he added.“That’s important, especially given the difficult month we have ahead of us, starting with the games against Genoa and Manchester United.”“The latter won’t be decisive yet, but it’s still important because a positive result would give us more serenity, even in terms of the return leg,” he commented.“I really want to play, I’m fit and ready. I’ve played on the left in previous years, so if I’m needed there then there’s no problem.”last_img read more

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Frank Lampard reflects on his first season as manager

first_imgThis is Derby County’s 6th consecutive season where they find themselves in playoff position after 22 games, but have never pushed for promotion, since December always seems to take a toll on them.Frank Lampard is having a successful campaign with Derby County, a second-tier English club, to kick off his coaching career. Asked about being halfway through his first season as manager, Lampard said that although his team is in the race, that the season might get tough starting now.“I enjoy it. It’s taxing, testing and you learn every day. I’m fully into it and I want to be a success,” he said, according to BBC.“It is no good to say at fourth we can be content in December, we have to continue and be in contention in mid-May.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“We know we are in the race. But any drop in standard, and actually if we don’t improve from here, the season might take its toll on us.”“As a player, you can never quite gauge what it feels like on this side,” he continued.“It is a challenge for me to use the squad because we will have to over the busy period, it is a challenge to stay positive and work on the training ground and to get details right and keep going.“And when January comes, if we can do business, and business that improves us – and there won’t be loads to do because we are not in the position of other teams in this league – it needs to be spot on. Small improvement may help us in the long run.”last_img read more

Stranger Things theme is hauntingly beautiful in new classical cover

first_imgNetflix The synth-driven opening credits of Stranger Things are an ode to John Carpenter and the music of the ’80s, which, like the Game of Thrones opening, is necessary viewing before you launch into watching the adventures of the kids in Hawkins, Indiana.Now listen to that theme in classical music form.The Vitamin String Quartet have put their creative talents to Stranger Things in their latest album, Geek Wedding Forever, Vol. 3, released Thursday and available on Spotify. They have a wall-to-wall ’80s-inspired music video to go along with their cover of the Stranger Things Theme, which you can view below. The original Stranger Things Theme is 1 minute and 8 seconds long. VSQ gives you 3 minutes and 57 seconds of sinister yet lively violin tremolo, plucking and trilling, with the hauntingly beautiful hum of cello underneath.The theme was originally composed by Michael Stein and Kyle Dixon, who’ve been attracting dark-wave fans since their band Survive featured on The Guest’s soundtrack, a Dan Stevens-starring indie thriller from 2014. The Duffer Brothers, ’80s-mining masterminds behind Stranger Things, snapped up the music duo for their TV series and the rest is Netflix history.VSQ’s history isn’t composed of your conventional two violin, one viola and one cello Beethoven-playing music group. VSQ is a series of projects out of LA, its collective of arrangers, producers and string players cultivated by independent record company CMH Label since 1999. Share your voice They remix film music. TV music. Pop music. They released an album in 2017 that remixed the hits of Kanye West.On Geek Wedding you’ll also find covers of The Jurassic Park Theme, The Legend of Zelda Main Theme, Magic Dance by David Bowie from the Labyrinth soundtrack and Who Wants to Live Forever by Brian May from Highlander.Bring on the monsters for season 3 of Stranger Things, which premieres on Netflix on July 4. 7 Photos Stranger Things season 3: Trailer, release date, how to watch, release date and rumors How Nick Park hid Wallace and Gromit in Early Man, his latest movie Disney+ streaming service: Release date, price, shows and movies to expect 0center_img ‘Stranger Things’ posters pay tribute to horror classics Related stories Tags Post a comment TV and Movieslast_img read more

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Iconic noodle factory in Kalimpong goes up in flames

first_imgDarjeeling: Kalimpong lost a slice of history with a noodle factory razed to the ground in a fire on Saturday night. This was no ordinary noodle factory but the factory that had featured in the bestseller book The Noodle Maker Of Kalimpong: the Untold Story of My Struggle for Tibet, an autobiography of Gyalo Thondup, the elder brother of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama.Thondup was a known face in Kalimpong but it was only after the year 2009 that people came to know that he was the elder brother of the Dalai Lama. Thondup had crafted the Dalai Lama’s escape from Tibet along with being granted political asylum in India. He occupies an important position in Tibetan history. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThondup was born in 1928 at Amdo in Tibet. He was the Dalai Lama’s special envoy and an interlocutor between Tibet, China and India. Later, he continued the freedom struggle for Tibet on a diplomatic level. In 1999, he retired and settled in Kalimpong looking after his noodle factory. On Saturday night, the noodle factory located on 8th Mile adjacent to St. Philomena School caught fire. “Around 9pm we got information of the fire and rushed to the location. The fire was blazing then. It took 3 fire engines to battle the flames. Around 11 pm the fire was doused. The factory is totally gutted except for some machinery partially damaged. The cause of the fire is not known,” said Mani Tamang, fire officer. However, “Takster House” the house in which Thondup lives in the same compound escaped the flames. “I had bought this 3 acre property in 1962 for Rs 7,200. In 1967 we started the factory,” said the 91-year-old to media persons. The factory had 20 employees. Kalimpong noodles is sold in different parts of the country including Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and even exported to Nepal and Bhutan.last_img read more

Yellen First Fed rate hike likely later this year

first_img Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Many economists believe the Fed’s first rate hike will occur in September, but they see at most only two quarter-point moves this year.“If the economy evolves as we expect, economic conditions likely would make it appropriate at some point this year to raise the federal funds target,” Yellen said in prepared remarks. The funds rate, the Fed’s key policy lever, has not been lifted in nearly a decade.Yellen stressed that her outlook is based on the expectation that the labor market will continue to improve and inflation will begin to move closer to the Fed’s 2 percent target for annual price gains. Inflation is currently running lower than the pace the Fed believes is optimal for a healthy economy,A decision to raise rates, Yellen said, “will signal how much progress the economy has made in healing from the trauma of the financial crisis.”Yellen noted a number of areas that had improved.The unemployment rate dropped in June to a seven-year low of 5.3 percent. She also cited “noticeable declines” over the past year in the number of long-term unemployed — people who have been out of work six months or longer — and in the number of people working part-time because they can’t find full-time jobs. But she said problems with the labor market remained, including anemic wage growth. The difference between men and women when it comes to pain Sponsored Stories Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sees a number of encouraging signs that the economy is reviving after a brutal winter and says if the improvements stay on track, the Fed will likely start raising interest rates later this year.Delivering the Fed’s mid-year economic outlook to Congress, Yellen said Wednesday the importance of the first rate hike should not be over-emphasized because interest rates are likely to remain at very low levels “for quite some time after the first increase.” The Fed’s benchmark rate has been at a record low near zero since December 2008, meaning that borrowing rates for consumers and businesses have been at historic lows. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall 4 must play golf courses in Arizonacenter_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility “The Federal Reserve ranks among the most transparent central banks,” Yellen said.But she added that efforts to increase openness “no matter how well intentioned must avoid unintended consequences” that could undermine the Fed’s ability to conduct policy.The Fed, responding to the 2008 financial crisis and the worst economic downturn in seven decades, expanded its balance sheet by purchasing trillions of dollars in bonds and took other aggressive actions to lower interest rates and battle high unemployment.The moves triggered criticism that the Fed has become too powerful and is too secretive and unaccountable. Lawmakers in both the House and Senate have introduced legislation to rein in the Fed’s independence, measures that the central bank have warned could damage the independence the Fed needs to maintain its credibility with financial markets.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Many of the problems that sent the economy into reverse in the January-March quarter appeared to be waning, she said.“Consumer spending has picked up and sales of motor vehicles in May and June were strong,” Yellen said, also noting recent improvements in home construction.But she described business investment and export sales as weak. Investment has been hurt by spending cutbacks by energy companies responding to falling energy prices, and exports have suffered by the rising value of the dollar, which makes U.S. goods less competitive in foreign markets.Yellen listed foreign developments as one of the key uncertainties that could weigh on U.S. growth in coming months.“The situation in Greece remains difficult,” she said. “And China continues to grapple with the challenges posed by high debt, weak property markets and volatile financial conditions.”Anticipating tough questions from Republican lawmakers over the Fed’s powers and what critics see as excessive secrecy, Yellen described a number of steps the central bank has taken in recent years to become more transparent. She said the Fed holds press conferences after four of its eight meetings each year and has increased the frequency that it updates its economic forecasts. Comments   Share   last_img read more

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Daydream Island on sale

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Daydream Island Resort & Spa has launched a new marketing campaign, which will spread the word: the property is on sale and looking for ‘suitable’ new ownership.Announced this morning, Vaughan Bullivant, who has owned the resort since 2000, said while the property has always been “extremely important” to him, it was the right time to look at the “next phase” of ownership.Although hoping to retire, Mr Bullivant explained he was actively looking for a suitable buyer that would secure the future of the resort and ensure it remains “at the forefront of tourism”.CBRE Hotels Brisbane’s senior director Wayne Bunz has been called in to engage in the sale and expressions of interest have been called for by noon 14th March 2013.Until the sale is made, Daydream Island Resort & Spa director of sales Ral Italiano says it is business as usual, and assured all wholesaler and travel industry agreements would be honoured. “We’ve always had great pride in our industry partnerships and their ongoing support is essential for the island’s future,” Mr Italiano said.The four and a half star resort has up to 296 rooms and suites, each with views of tropical waters or the rainforest. Daydream Island Resort & Spa owner says it is the right time to look at the “next phase” of ownership.last_img read more

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Air India creates a femaleonly section on its planes

first_imgAir India has announced that it will reserve a row of six seats on every domestic flight exclusively for female passengers who are travelling alone.Air India’s General Manager for Revenue Management, Meenakshi Malik announced, “We will be reserving the third row-six seats -in the economy class of the aircraft for female passengers travelling alone.”Seats in the female-only section can be reserved free of additional charge for flights beginning from January 18. The female-only section will be available on board the airline’s fleet of narrow-body Airbus A320 jets for flights within India. In addition, Air India clarified that female passengers travelling with their family would not be entitled to use these seats.Air India’s announcement is an apparent reaction to several incidents on board the airline’s flights. “We feel, as national carriers, it is our responsibility to enhance comfort level to female passengers,” Malik added.last_img read more

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. We will keep the world posted" Excitement for April’s baby had been escalating since February after someone reported April’s live stream as "sexually explicit" content with nudity YouTube briefly removed it and the giraffe subsequently developed celebrity status once the video feed returned But some people started to lose their patience Female giraffes typically gestate for 15 months on average April was around 15 to 16 months pregnant according to park officials so she was slightly overdue Some social media users used the hashtag #AprilTheGiraffe to express their frustration with waiting “I just spent 20 minutes watching a giraffe that’s been in labor for a month Someone needs to stop me” one Twitter user wrote But once the calf was born viewers reveled in joy and excitement ㉄0; WAKE UP EVERYONE APRIL THE GIRAFFE GAVE BIRTH ㉄0; julia reinstein ㉃3; (@juliareinstein) April 15 2017 Hello world #AprilTheGiraffe #AprilTheGiraffeBaby pictwittercom/PFCwNQVBXw Lance Ulanoff (@LanceUlanoff) April 15 2017 THE CALF IS HERE ㈺8;ㇿ8; #AprilTheGiraffe pictwittercom/Jcnx8L9aV5 Paul Cubby Bryant (@PaulCubbyBryant) April 15 2017 This is is April’s fourth calf and father Oliver’s first Contact us at editors@timecomYou’d probably never notice a jumping spider across your living room but it would surely notice you The arachnids are known for their brilliant eyesight and a new study shows they have even greater sensory prowess than we thought: Jumping spiders can hear sounds even though they don’t have ears—or even eardrums To find this out researchers implanted tiny electrodes in a region of spiders’ brains that would show whether sound was being processed Then they placed the spiders on a specially designed box to eliminate any vibrations from below—most spiders sense their surroundings through vibrations—and scared the heck out of them with a speaker-produced buzz of one of their predators the mud dauber wasp An out-of-earshot high-frequency buzz and a silent control elicited no response from the spiders But the 80-hertz wasp buzz made them freeze and look around startled just as they would do in the wild What’s more data from the electrodes showed a spike in brain activity with each buzz revealing that spiders actually hear sounds from a swooping mud dauber wasp to you crunching potato chips on your couch The researchers who publish their work today in Current Biology say further study is needed to see exactly how spiders receive sounds without eardrums but they believe sensitive hairs on their legs play a part April the Giraffe has finally given birth to a baby calf. he was a nice lad after all, including improving the lives of Liberians, In most of his talk shows that he calls Tafsir, In a statement by the Project’s spokesman,000 that was paid to his former communications director, Foul language was used. Monday. On Saturday.

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