first_imgNew Delhi: The Quinton de Kock-led South Africa team set foot on India on Saturday for the upcoming three-match T20 series. “Excited to be back in India and looking forward to playing cricket again,” pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada tweeted. South Africa will start the tour with the T20 matches, the first of which is in Dharamsala on September 15 followed by Mohali (September 18) and Bengaluru (September 22). That will be followed by Tests in Visakhapatnam (Oct. 2-6), Pune (Oct. 10-14) and Ranchi (Oct 19-23) as the Proteas open their campaign in the ICC World Test Championship. The team is scheduled to meet South Africa’s High Commissioner in the capital on Monday and are expected to touch down to Dharamsala on September 9, six days before the first T20 International. The squad will be led by interim team director Enoch Nkwe, filling the role after the decision not to renew the contract of West Indian coach Ottis Gibson.last_img read more

first_imgGhaziabad: A 24-year-old woman was found hanging from the ceiling fan inside her in-law’s house in Vijay Nagar area of Ghaziabad on Wednesday night. Victim’s family alleged that her in-laws killed her for dowry and then hanged her to make it look like a suicide. According to police, the deceased has been identified as Hemlata. Police added that she was married to Chandrakant, a native of Vijay Nagar area, around three months ago. Victim’s brother, Deepak Kumar, in a police complaint stated that soon after the marriage, Chandrakant’s family, were demanding a car in dowry and were not happy with what they had given them in marriage. Very often they used to misbehave with Hemlata and threaten to leave her if we do not pay heed to their demands. Also Read – Gurdwara Bangla Sahib bans single use plastic”We had given them much more than our limits. A motorcycle, cash, gold, furniture and clothes, all were given to them but still they wanted more. Her in-laws used to thrash her for no mistake and threaten her. Even a couple of days before the incident, she was beaten up by her husband and in-laws,” read the complaint. “Following the incident, an FIR under IPC sections 498A (punishment for cruelty by husband or his relatives), 304B (dowry death) and under section 3/4 of Dowry Prohibition Act against her husband and other family members. We are probing the matter and will make a breakthrough soon,” said Shlok Kumar, Superintendent of Police (city), Ghaziabad.last_img read more

by Keven Drews, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 29, 2015 3:00 am MDT Last Updated Oct 29, 2015 at 6:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Avid soccer-player Freyja Reed, 14, of Comox, B.C., is an opponent of salmon farming and has found herself at the centre of a dispute about corporate sponsorship. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Anissa Reed B.C. teen kicked off girls’ soccer team over salmon-farm sponsorship spat VANCOUVER – A soccer club on northern Vancouver Island has red carded a 14-year-old girl, barring her from playing on an elite team in a dispute about a sponsorship deal with a salmon-farming company.The Upper Island Riptide club announced Thursday it could not reconcile its differences with Freyja Reed and, as a result, had “parted ways” with the teen goalkeeper.Freyja and her mother Anissa Reed, who live in Comox, B.C., oppose open net-pen salmon farming and have been at odds with the club over a sponsorship deal announced in August with Marine Harvest Canada, one of the world’s largest salmon-farming companies.Riptide spokesman Sean Arbour said there was a “hiccup” with the Reeds over the club’s code of conduct and the mother and daughter had been previously warned.“I wish there was a manual that they gave you when you started volunteering that, ‘hey, you might need to deal with this one day,’ but there isn’t,” he said.A club news release said the decision was “collective” and based on feedback from players, families and volunteers.Anissa Reed said she was outraged, noting she was informed by email around the same time the news release was issued.“They issued a press release prior to allowing me to tell her, when she’s at school,” she said.Marine Harvest spokesman Ian Roberts declined to comment on the decision.Commercial fishermen gathered on Thursday at the Comox fisherman’s wharf in support of the teen.The United Fishermen and Allied Workers Union, numerous seafood companies and individual fishermen said they would present the girl with a trust fund so she could continue to play soccer without any sponsorship issues.Willie Mitchell, a salmon-farming opponent and member of the NHL’s Florida Panthers, offered to sponsor the team himself in a Tuesday tweet.Reed said she and Freyja moved to Comox so her daughter could play competitive soccer but learned about the sponsorship deal in August, months after tryouts for the under-15 team.Reed said she set up a Facebook page, questioning the sponsorship deal, and discussed her concerns with the club’s steering committee.A Sept. 14 email summarizes those talks from the club’s point of view.Arbour said Reed would have to remove social media posts linking the company and club and that she and Freyja could not engage in “sideline chatter” about the company at games, training sessions and events.Arbour said Freyja, in part, would not have to wear corporate logos or participate in fundraisers using company products. He called the email “strike 1” for the Reeds.Reed said she feared Freyja wouldn’t be allowed to talk to teammates about staying out of team photos bearing the company’s logo, so she approached a friend at the University of British Columbia, after which the story broke in the media.Arbour said the teen can still play soccer in Comox and or with a similar program in Nanaimo, which is 114 kilometres to the south, but if the behaviour continues she can be “terminated” from participating in any soccer north of the town of Ladysmith up to Campbell River.“It never occurred to me that it was going to be such a contentious issue,” he said.Reed said she is going to move as soon as possible, even though her business is struggling and she expects to take a big financial hit.“I am dedicated to my daughter,” she said. “It’s just her and me, and I wanted her to succeed in soccer because that’s where her heart is, that’s all she wanted to do. She just wanted to play soccer without having to play for Marine Harvest.” read more

“Tajikistan is known as a champion of water at the global level,” said Léo Heller, Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, stressing that “the Government must now become a champion of sanitation and water for its own people.”Despite Tajikistan’s rich water resources, sanitation is put almost entirely on the shoulders of individual households in rural areas, which account for 70 per cent of the population and are made up of refugees, displaced and resettled people.Diarrhoea and typhoid fever, as a result of deficiencies in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), is still widespread in remote areas.Same challenges of WASH also remain in public institutions, such as causing difficulties in infection control in hospitals and the high drop-out rate in schools.“Tajikistan must not abdicate its responsibilities in dealing with water and sanitation issues in rural areas,” said Mr. Heller, stressing that “the Government must invest in sanitation and water services to guarantee affordable services for the poor and marginalized.” Surprised at almost invisible State budget of less than 0.2 per cent allocated to water and sanitation, the human rights expert warned the authorities that “it has an obligation to prioritize its budgets in order to realize fundamental human rights.”Improved health and saving work losses, said Mr. Heller, are evident benefits of such investment.The human rights expert also addressed the importance of balancing affordability and sustainability and called on Tajik decision-makers to adopt a comprehensive policy on water and sanitation tariffs as well as a new Water Code.“I am confident that with efforts the Government can make the human rights to water and sanitation a reality for everyone in the country,” said Mr. Heller.Independent experts or special rapporteurs are appointed by the Geneva-based Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a country situation or a specific human rights theme. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work. read more

Launched Sunday, the 2018 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan is the largest consolidated humanitarian appeal for Yemen – where over two years of relentless conflict has left three quarters of the population in need of humanitarian assistance, including 11.3 million in acute need who urgently require assistance to survive. “Humanitarian assistance is not the solution to the plight of the people of Yemen, but it is the only lifeline for millions of them,” said Jamie McGoldrick, Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen, in a news releasing announcing the launch. “Today, humanitarian partners appeal to the international community to support this critical lifeline.”Worst affected in the midst of the worst man-made humanitarian of current times are the country’s children.According to the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), nearly two million children are out of school, and 1.8 million children under the age of five are acutely malnourished – including 400,000 suffering from severe acute malnutrition and are 10 times more likely to die if they do not receive medical treatment.The Humanitarian Response Plan targets people in acute need or at risk of slipping into acute need.It also focuses on needs of internally displaced people, returnees and host communities in a more sustainable manner and on working with national institutions, added OCHA. “A strategic priority for the 2018 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan is to work with national institutions that provide essential services to prevent their collapse,” said Mr. McGoldrick. “We thank donors for their support in 2017, and urge them to support the people of Yemen as they continue to face unprecedented needs,” he added.To see the 2018 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan, click here. read more

first_imgThe digital age holds out great opportunities for mining companies to reduce risk and improve safety and profitability; SRK Consulting (SA) Chairman William Joughin gave delegates at the Investing in African Mining Indaba a taste of what is already being achieved. Speaking as part of the Indaba’s Mining 2050 (Technology & Innovation) stream, Joughin highlighted the growing value of big data in improving both strategic and engineering decisions in mining.“Larger quantities of better and more reliable data – combined with specialised and in-depth engineering experience – are a real step-change in our ability to understand and manage project risk,” he said. “Today’s technology gives us the power to collect and analyse data in previously unimaginable quantities – and with remarkable benefits.”He said SRK’s decades of hands-on experience in mining, combined with its growing ranks of tech-focused expertise, have allowed the innovation of various technologies to further address mining risks from safety and environment to geology and social licence to operate.“We have used drones and photogrammetry, for instance, for mapping geological structures – giving us a better understanding of the geology and more reliable resource definition,” said Joughin. “This in turn helps mines manage geotechnical risks such as slope stability, as more data means more accurate interpretation of geological structures.”These technologies are also being used as leading-edge tools to help mining clients to improve on-site safety through reducing rockfall risk in opencast operations. In another safety-driven initiative, SRK has collaborated with the Australian Centre for Geomechanics at the University of Western Australia to develop software for analysing seismic risk – to address the danger of rockbursts in underground mines.Growing environmental risks are an important focus for SRK innovations, which include web-based software that combines with monitoring facilities to give mines real-time warning of contamination sources. SRK’s engineers also use a mobile GIS application – which enables faster processing and communication – to analyse data from tailings storage facilities and reduce the risk of failure.“As leaders in the field of social impact assessment, we have also been able to plough back our experience into new tools that address social risk,” he said. “Among these is our mobile survey app – developed with Dimension Data company Britehouse – that manages the complex and multiple interactions with stakeholders much more effectively than the traditional manual methods.”The company has also taken the leap into augmented reality (AR) technologies to help address resource and geotechnical risk – exploiting the three dimensional integration of data for a fully immersive user experience.“The key to leveraging technology in this way is to imbed innovative thinking into all our specialist disciplines, so that the full benefit of modern invention can be applied across the mining project life cycle,” said Joughin.last_img read more

first_imgIntempéries au Mexique : 30 victimes recenséesMexique – Jeudi 30 septembre, le bilan provisoire annoncé par les autorités mexicaines était de 30 morts et 6 disparus, après les inondations et les glissements de terrain survenus dans le sud-est du pays depuis mardi. Le bilan provisoire des intempéries dans le sud-est du Mexique est de 30 morts. À Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec, dans la région d’Oaxaca, trois corps ont été retrouvés, s’ajoutant aux deux découverts mercredi soir après le glissement de terrain de mardi. Six personnes sont toujours portées disparues, selon une déclaration d’un représentant du gouverneur.À lire aussiUn mystérieux tunnel souterrain découvert sous une pyramide au MexiqueDans le Chiapas voisin, une femme, deux enfants et trois autres personnes ont trouvé la mort lors de coulées de boue et la crue d’une rivière a fait trois autres victimes, selon le gouverneur de l’État. À Amatan (un millier d’habitants), localité rurale très pauvre du nord de cette même région, le bilan du glissement de terrain de mardi soir reste pour l’instant de 16 victimes. Le président du pays, Felipe Calderon, avait fait état de la catastrophe sur son compte Twitter Le 1 octobre 2010 à 11:39 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Matic Players are responsible for form and Mourinhos exit

first_imgNemanja Matic believes Manchester United players are responsible for the club’s current form and Jose Mourinho’s exit.The Portuguese manager lost his job after United’s 3-1 defeat at rivals Liverpool on December 16, with the club making a swift move to appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as a caretaker boss.The Norwegian’s time in charge began in impressive fashion as he guided them to a 5-1 win at Cardiff on Saturday night.However, the gap between the Red Devils and arch-rivals Liverpool has become massive 19 points behind and Matic insists the players are responsible for their poor performances.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.When asked if the players must take responsibility, Matic told Sky: “Of course. I said this also after the Liverpool game, that we have to take responsibility and do our best to play better and to win games.“I don’t know [what changed at Cardiff]. This is the question no one has an answer to but we are sure this is the way to continue, to fight and we will try to do it.“This is football. In football this happens. We know also it’s not only the manager’s fault when the results are not good.“But this is football and we have to carry on, to fight for the club.”last_img read more

Winter Storm stealing sand beach erosion on famous strip

first_img Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK, appointed as High Commissioner Providenciales, TCI, January 10, 2017 –  Beach erosion in the midst of this winter storm gone south and one resident sent us troubling images of Coral Beach which is one of the most popular beaches in Providenciales.   The proximity of a lovely coral reef, just steps off of the shoreline is a major attraction in the spot and now almost a foot of the sand is gone.The winter storm today kept us with overcast skies, and there was a rip current warning again today and beach-goers were asked to remain out of the water due to the dangerous conditions.   The warning was reissued late today by the Bahamas Department of Meteorology which also advised that this weather is with us for the rest of the week. #MagneticNewsMedia#TCIWinterStorm Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Force Recommended for you TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#MagneticNewsMedia, #TCIWinterStorm Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) is pleased that the Bush Administration’s National Energy Policy Report released today recognizes biodiesel for its positive contributions to the nation’s energy supply, the environment and the economy. However, the Association is disappointed that it did not contain specific recommendations that would facilitate increased biodiesel utilization.To facilitate biodiesel reaching its potential, ASA is calling for the Administration and Congress to support ASA’s two-pronged approach. ASA’s plan would require up to three percent of all motor fuels sold in the United States in 10 years to be either biodiesel or ethanol, and provide a tax exemption that would make biodiesel more price competitive.“The Administration made an important statement about the value of biodiesel and other renewable fuels,” said ASA President Tony Anderson, a soybean producer from Mount Sterling, Ohio. “It is now key for the Administration and Congress to work together to take the specific actions that will help the biodiesel market grow to benefit the nation, the environment and farm prices.”Earlier this week, Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) and Tim Johnson (D-SD) spearheaded a letter from 18 Senators to Vice President Richard Cheney in support of biodiesel and ethanol in the National Energy Policy Report. The Senators stated that biodiesel and ethanol could meet 3 percent of the U.S. motor fuel market within 10 years-providing energy, environmental and economic benefits for the nation. A 3 percent market share for biodiesel and ethanol would displace about 9 billion gallons of motor fuels annually or between 500,000 and 600,000 barrels of crude oil each day.Biodiesel is commonly produced from soybean oil, which is currently in surplus and depresses the price of soybeans and other oilseeds. It contains no petroleum, but it can be blended easily with diesel. Biodiesel is popular in Europe where motorists use 250 million gallons annually. According to the National Biodiesel Board, U.S. biodiesel producers are expected to manufacture 20 million gallons in fiscal year 2001, a fourfold increase from last year.Strong public support is essential to develop the biodiesel market since traditional U.S. usage and policies are focused on petroleum products. Therefore, ASA and the National Corn Growers Association are supporting a flexible and user-friendly national fuels program that would gradually increase the percentage of biodiesel and ethanol used in the national fuel market.ASA’s recommendation for a biodiesel tax incentive would provide a partial exemption to the diesel fuel excise tax similar to the partial tax exemption for ethanol. The amount of the exemption would be three cents for diesel fuel that contains two percent biodiesel. This approach is similar to the partial tax exemption for ethanol, which provides a 5.4 percent exemption for gasoline that contains ten percent ethanol. (Biodiesel and ethanol are complementary renewable fuels since they are sold in separate fuel markets.)The proposal would boost farm prices and save taxpayer dollars. Every 100 million gallons of biodiesel requires 760 million pounds of a feedstock, such as vegetable oils, recycled grease or animal fats. If soybean oil were the only feedstock used, 100 million gallons of biodiesel would reduce by one-third the current surplus of 2.1 billion pounds of soy oil. Reducing soy oil supplies by this amount would increase the U.S. soy oil price by an estimated 1.5 cents per pound. With 11 pounds of soy oil in a bushel of soybeans, this would raise U.S. soybean prices by as much as 16.5 cents per bushel.The initiative would save taxpayer dollars because ASA is proposing to reimburse the Federal Highway Trust Fund through USDA’s Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC). The cost to the CCC would be offset, at least initially, by the savings from increased biodiesel sales that would reduce government expenditures under the soybean marketing loan program.For example, if 100 million gallons of biodiesel were used under this program, it would be blended at two percent per gallon into five billion gallons of diesel fuel. At a cost of three cents per gallon, the cost of the program would be $150 million. Reduced soybean oil surpluses will result in higher soybean prices, and raising soybean prices in the marketplace would reduce CCC outlays under the soybean marketing loan program. Using a conservative 13 cents per bushel impact on price, the cost savings on this year’s estimated 3.0 billion bushel soybean crop would be $390 million. As a result, the proposal will save more than two dollars for each dollar it costs.Furthermore, biodiesel users and the public would benefit from the fuel’s many operational and environmental benefits. In particular, biodiesel can increase the lubricity of diesel, which will be of great benefit when the sulfur content of diesel is reduced. Independent studies also show that the use of biodiesel in conventional diesel engines results in a substantial reduction of harmful emissions, including carbon dioxide. Additional information on the attributes of biodiesel is available at www.biodiesel.org.last_img read more

Pufferfish myth busted—they do so breathe when puffed up

first_img More information: All puffed out: do pufferfish hold their breath while inflated? Biology Letters, rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.or … ntent/10/12/20140823ABSTRACTThe inflation response of pufferfishes is one of the most iconic predator defence strategies in nature. Current dogma suggests that pufferfish inflation represents a breath-holding response, whereby gill oxygen uptake ceases for the duration of inflation and cutaneous respiration increases to compensate. Here, we show that the black-saddled pufferfish (Canthigaster valentini) has an excellent capacity for oxygen uptake while inflated, with uptake rates increasing to five-times that of resting levels. Moreover, we show that this species has negligible capacity for cutaneous respiration, concluding that the gills are the primary site of oxygen uptake while inflated. Despite this, post-deflation recovery of aerobic metabolism took an average of 5.6 h, suggesting a contribution of anaerobic metabolism during pre-inflation activity and during the act of ingesting water to achieve inflation. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further © 2014 Phys.org A pair of researchers, one with James Cook University the other the Australian Institute of Marine Science has shown that the common myth that pufferfish don’t breathe when puffed up, is completely wrong. In their paper published in the journal Biology Letters, marine scientists Georgia McGee and Timothy Clark describe their study of the quirky fish and how they disproved the myth. To uncover the truth, the two researchers ventured out to the Great Barrier Reef and captured several black-saddled pufferfish. The specimens were taken to a lab for testing, which consisted of two tests, both of which involved studying the fish in its puffed up state (by poking them gently with a small sucking tube). The first experiment involved continually measuring oxygen levels in the tanks that housed the fish. The research duo noted that oxygen levels dropped the entire time the fish were in the tanks, including while puffed up. The next experiment was less technical, they simply watched carefully to see if the fish kept their gills closed, a sign that they were not breathing. They found that the fish continued to use their gills while puffed. The two experiments prove, the researchers claim, that pufferfish do not hold their breath when they puff themselves up and actually increase their breathing rate to allow for the exertion involved in the process.The researchers set themselves the task of conducting the experiments because it came to light that until now, no one had questioned the quasi science that had gone into suggesting the fish held their breath in the first place. Some had theorized that they breathe a little bit through their skin when puffed, to keep themselves alive. The researchers found no evidence of such breathing, which led them to conclude that the fish did in fact continue to breathe when puffed.The pair found something else that was interesting. Puffing themselves up (filling a bladder with water to intimidate predators) was apparently tiresome—it took over five and half hours for their metabolisms to return to normal after puffing up just one time. They noted also that prior experiments had shown that the process is so tiring that the fish can only do it a few times in a row before growing too exhausted to even give it another try.center_img Inflated Arothron. Credit: Mactan Cebu, Philippines Arothron stellatus Citation: Pufferfish myth busted—they do so breathe when puffed up (2014, December 4) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-12-pufferfish-myth-bustedthey-puffed.html Researchers find blind fish use novel type of navigational aid Journal information: Biology Letterslast_img read more

American Airlines Adds WiFi to Its Entire Domestic Fleet

first_img If your next flight is with American Airlines, it’s guaranteed you’ll be offered internet access as the airline has rolled out satellite-based broadband and Wi-Fi to its entire mainline narrowbody fleet.As TechCrunch reports, over 700 aircraft made up of Boeing 737, Airbus A319, and Airbus A320 aircraft flying on domestic routes will now offer internet access. American Airlines has upgraded them all with either Gogo 2Ku or ViaSat KA satellite-based broadband Wi-Fi. The service includes access to 12 live streamed TV channels.The expanded service covers both U.S. and international flights, but it isn’t being offered with a free tier (unless you’re an Apple Music subscriber). The cost depends on how much access time you want and when you decide to purchase a pass. If you pre-purchase an all-day pass it costs $16, where as an all-flight pass purchased in-flights costs $19. There’s also two-hour and four-hour passes available in-flight for $12 and $17 respectively. The pre-purchased pass is the most cost effective, especially if you have a long or multiple flights on the same day.The introduction of Wi-Fi internet access across its entire fleet has taken American Airlines a couple of years, but the upgrades haven’t finished yet. The next goal is to offer a power outlet for every seat of the mainline fleet, meaning you can work or play all flight while charging your device.The seat-back entertainment systems are also disappearing and will be replaced with tablet/phone holders as everyone does bring their own device with them now. If you don’t, American will carry some tablets just in case you need to borrow one for the flight (for a fee). Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer Listen Now June 17, 2019 This story originally appeared on PCMag Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. 2 min readlast_img read more

first_imgNo related posts. The Costa Rican government requested additional measures from the International Court of Justice at The Hague on Monday following the accusation last week that Nicaragua has beenaltering the mouth of the San Juan River in the disputed border area known as Isla Portillos.“Nicaragua’s actions are in a class of their own because they not only represent a violation of the court’s provisional measures stated on March 8, 2011, but also because they violate national territory and seek to reconfigure the mouth of the Río San Juan,” said Costa Rican Foreign Minister Enrique Castillo, according to an official statement.  Castillo, who accompanied Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla to New York to participate in the United Nations General Assembly, said that Costa Rica “has no other option other than to return to the court to halt these actions [by Nicaragua] as quickly as possible.”In October 2010, Nicaraguan troops occupied part of Isla Portillos, also known as Isla Calero, as part of an effort to dredge a canal between the San Juan River and the Los Portillos Lagoon, near Costa Rica’s northeastern Caribbean coast. Isla Portillos is a protected wetland under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.In an attempt to remove the Nicaraguan forces, Costa Rica appealed to the world court, and in March 2011, the court issued a decision forbidding civilians, military personnel or police from either country to enter the disputed wetlands.Costa Rica has repeatedly complained that Nicaragua continues to flaunt the world court’s ruling.“Costa Rica requests that the Court suspend all dredging or any other work, and specifically the cessation of any kind of work in the additional artificial canals,” according to the petition presented to the court Tuesday morning.Furthermore, they request that the court allow “Costa Rica to conduct remediation efforts in the disputed territory, in the two new canals and surrounding area, as needed to prevent irreparable [environmental] damage.”In her speech to the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday, Chinchilla will speak about what Costa Rica calls “Nicaragua’s expansionist policy” and will ask for support from the international community to defend the integrity of its territory, according to sources traveling with the president.  Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Just hanging out for Semana Santa

first_imgA red-eyed tree frog hangs from a plant near La Fortuna in northeast Costa Rica. The red-eyed tree frog has become a Costa Rican icon as a result of its ubiquitousness and its beauty. The nocturnal frogs can be found during the daytime, sleeping under leaves. Facebook Comments Related posts:Flying over the Osa Peninsula Brazil tribes declare war on illegal loggers in Amazon Puerto Limón 13 photos from Costa Rica’s annual Good Friday procession through the capitallast_img

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: S.P With the number of Malaysian tourists visiting the Maldives growing each year the country’s tourism body is working to lure 10,000 Malaysian visitors annually by 2014.The Island also expects to boost the country’s economy by generating US$250million in tourism revenue in the next couple of years, the Sun Daily reported.Maldives Tourism, arts and culture deputy minister Mohamed Maleeh Jamal said 6,555 Malaysians travelled to the Island on holiday last year and 1,700 Malaysian visitors in the first four months of 2012.“The resort Island, which only takes a four hour flight from here, offers affordable holiday prices from US$1,500 ranging from budget to luxury,” Mr Mohamed Maleeh said.Mr Mohamed Maleeh said the Maldives welcomed 400,000 tourist arrivals a year, 24 percent of whom were Chinese.“The number of Chinese tourists, including Malaysian Chinese, to the Maldives is expected to set a new high in 2012. We see them as an important market,” He added.Highlighting the importance of tourism to the region, Mr Mohamed Maleeh said around 40 percent of the government’s budget was financed through tourism which also contributed to the regions foreign exchange earnings.last_img read more

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >Specialist UK Northern Lights travel company, Off the Map Travel, have created a unique way for Australian travellers to experience the Northern Lights.The Aurora Village overnight experience will see you staying is one of three traditional Swedish ice-fishing huts on the banks of a frozen lake in Northern Sweden. The huts, traditionally used by ice-fisherman in the region during the Arctic Winter, have uninterrupted views of the greatest light show on earth, but Jonny says they are “cosy, heated and insulated”.“Isolated from any light pollution on the frozen lake with pitch black skies, the huts give you perfect conditions to experience the Aurora. Although you feel like you are deep in the Arctic Circle, the Aurora Village is easily accessible by either snowmobile or snowshoe from your base in Bjorkliden.”If that’s not glamping it enough, there’s the Aurora Safari Camp – five traditional Sami Lavvu rooms (traditional Arctic tepees) purpose built on the banks of the Råne River in northern Sweden. With plenty of log burning stoves in all of the rooms, the Lavvu rooms stay warm and cozy, regardless of the freezing outdoor temperatures. An open fireplace outside also gives guests a magnificent view over the river and up through the trees to spot Aurora.Jonny Cooper says it’s a wonderful mix of luxury and adventure. “ They have got the balance of both here spot on. Taking the five star ‘African safari camp’ concept and transporting it to the Arctic has really given our visitors to the area something new, and a different base from which to experience the Northern Lights.”Backed by a forest caped mountain there is plenty of wildlife for neighbours including moose, red fox, reindeer, bears (which hibernate in the winter), roe deer and plenty of birds.The best time to see the Northern Lights is from September to March.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

first_imgMore Brits who book flights abroad are getting involved in socially responsible holidays, travel experts i-to-i have said.Jan Ashton, a travel advisor for i-to-i, said that more people are aware of travel implications such as carbon emissions.”[They are thinking]: ‘Is that journey really necessary? If we’re going to go travelling, let’s give back and do something at the same time, let’s not just be a tourist,’” she said.International development charity VSO reported a substantial rise in the number of enquiries for volunteer placements this week.A total of 2,813 enquiries were received between September 2008 and January, up from the 1,346 received between September 2007 and January 2008.Research published by Good Business in January found that almost three-quarters (72 per cent) of travellers thought that holiday companies were not doing enough to address social and environmental concerns.A further 76 per cent of travellers said they do not normally have enough information about environmental and social concerns to make an informed choice about where to travel on holiday.Insterested? Read Skyscanner’s article: Working Holidays for more information and ideas. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedMillions of Brits planning to embark on solo travelAs many as five million Brits are planning to travel by themselves this yearEurozone travel may be boosted by improving poundIncreasing numbers of Brits could be encouraged to book cheap flights to eurozone countries if the pound continues to improveMore Brits travelling on flights to ArubaIncreasing numbers of British holidaymakers travelled on flights to Aruba during the first nine months of this year.last_img read more

first_imgNovember 25, 2015During the massive storm in January 2010, the water pressure created by the run-offs from the surrounding mesas broke the earth dam and left behind a trail of damage. The dam burst open and continuous rainfall ate away the bottom of the opening creating an even deeper gap. [picture by Sue Kirsch, text by Hildemar Cruz]Throughout the years, numerous attempts were made to repair the dam although intermittent extreme weather conditions continued to damage it. Last week, repairs to the dam on the Cosanti Foundation property began. Progress is steadily moving along. Rick the bulldozer operator has been servicing the dam for over 35 years. Rick and a colleague began to clear the damaged area. Gradually, they rebuilt the dam by gathering the moist dirt and compacting it down to create a secure structure.  Stay tuned for more details to come, as they complete the project!last_img read more

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