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Fadnavis ends Pune garbage stalemate

first_imgPune: The impasse over the disposal of Pune’s garbage was finally broken on Sunday after Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis met with the residents of Uruli Devachi and Phursungi villages and persuaded them to withdraw their agitation.The Chief Minister, who met the villagers in the presence of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP Supriya Sule, gave them a number of assurances, promising that “a comprehensive and permanent solution to the problem would be ironed out within a month”.“The concerns of the citizens of Uruli Devachi and Phursungi will be accorded top priority … We will consider capping the landfill site soon, while investing in newer and more efficient waste-processing plants,” Mr. Fadnavis said.The protest erupted three weeks ago, after a fire broke out at the garbage depot at Uruli Devachi. Villagers stopped the Pune Municipal Corporation from dumping garbage in the villages.“We are also mulling on how to recompense afflicted villagers,” Mr. Fadnavis said.last_img read more

SaarLorlux Open: Lakshya Sen Overcomes Weng Hong to Win His 2nd Straight Super 100 Title

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Saarbrucken (Germany): India’s Lakshya Sen bagged his second successive BWF World Tour Super 100 title with a thrilling win over China’s Weng Hong Yang in an exciting final at the SaarLorLux Open here on Sunday.Lakshya, seeded eighth, needed 59 minutes to overcome Weng 17-21, 21-18, 21-16 in the summit clash for his third successive singles title of the season. He had clinched the Belgian International challenge and Dutch Open Super Tour 100 in his last two outings. He had also reached the Polish Open final this year.World number 51 Sen, who has won the Asian Junior championship, a silver at the Youth Olympics and a bronze at World Junior Championship last year, continues to impress on the senior circuit.The 18-year-old from Uttarakhand had come into the final with a 1-2 head-to-head record against the Chinese but it didn’t matter as he rallied his way after squandering the first game to complete a thrilling win here.After this win, Lakshya is set to break into the top 50 when the BWF rankings are released on Tuesday.Lakshya had a good start as he was leading 14-11 but he couldn’t sustain the pressure on his opponent who turned the tables to win the opening game.Stung by the reversal, Lakshya jumped to a 8-4 lead in the second game. The Indian quickly moved to 13-6. Weng reduced it to 10-14 but Lakshya managed to stay ahead of his rival and take the match into the decider.In the third game, Lakshya fell behind 5-7 but managed to claw back at 10-10 before Weng moved to a 16-13 lead.A fighting Lakshya then stepped on the gas and reeled off the remaining eight points to leave his rival stranded.Lakshya is likely to participate in two International Challenge events, the Irish Open (November 13-16) and Scottish Open (Nov 21-24) — before featuring in the Syed Modi International Super 300 (Nov 26-Dec 1). badmintonBWF World TourLakshya SenSaarLorLux Open First Published: November 3, 2019, 11:00 PM ISTlast_img read more

Arduino and MathWorks team up to offer students new Arduino Engineering Kit

first_img Continue Reading Previous Infineon opens new development center for automotive and artificial intelligence in DresdenNext Moxa: cloud-based secure remote access solution Arduino announced its partnership with MathWorks, to reinforce the importance of Arduino at the university level in the fields of engineering, Internet of Things, and robotics. The Arduino Engineering Kit is the first product released as a result of the partnership and will be available for purchase starting today on the Arduino online store. The Arduino Engineering Kit consists of three cutting-edge, Arduino-based projects that teach students how to build modern electronic devices – challenging them intellectually and helping them develop physical engineering skills that will better prepare them to enter the commercial market following graduation.Following the global success of the Arduino CTC 101 program, the program for upper secondary schools, the Arduino Engineering Kit enables college students and educators to incorporate core engineering concepts into their Arduino projects, thanks to industry-standard tools for algorithm development, system modeling, and simulation.Inside the new kit is an easy-to-use Arduino MKR1000 board, several customized parts, and a complete set of electrical and mechanical components needed to assemble all three projects:Self-Balancing Motorcycle: This motorcycle will maneuver on its own on various terrains and remain upright using a flywheel for balance.Mobile Rover: This vehicle can navigate between given reference points, move objects with a forklift, and much more.Whiteboard Drawing Robot: This amazing robot can take a drawing it’s given and replicate it on a whiteboard.In addition to the hardware included, after registering online, the student will have access to a dedicated e-learning platform and other learning materials. Additionally, they are granted a one-year individual license for MATLAB and Simulink, which provides them with hands-on experience in system modeling and embedded algorithm development.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more

MEN Micro offers technology integration with Genetec

first_img Continue Reading Previous BWM: waterproof Panel PC for demanding applicationsNext The Embedded Frontier MEN Micro announce its recent membership in the Genetec Technology Partner Program. The rugged MEN Micro hardware has been certified and has proven its ability to seamlessly integrate with the Genetec Security Center unified security platform. The technology integration between these two industry leaders provides customers with the best in class computing hardware and software platforms for demanding IP video surveillance applications, e.g. for transportation and transit in moving vehicles.As part of the Genetec Security Center unified IP security platform, Omnicast IP video management system (VMS) provides organizations of all sizes the ability to deploy a surveillance system that addresses their unique video security needs. Through deep support for a wide range of industry-leading cameras, encoders, and CCTV equipment, the Omnicast system scales and adapts to the changing demands of your security environment.Video surveillance in harsh environments or moving vehicles also require suitable hardware to be able to work reliably. Examples can be found in railways, automotive, moving machines, ships, or also airplanes. Especially developed to the requirements and standards of these demanding markets, the embedded boards and systems from MEN Micro are the perfect fit for this kind of applications.Qualified by a drive endurance test, MEN hardware has proven its reliability, giving Genetec a new technology partner and end-users in the transit industry a perfect bundle for hardware and software.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more

18 days agoMan Utd midfielder Pogba working his way to full fitness in Dubai

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd midfielder Pogba working his way to full fitness in Dubaiby Paul Vegas18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is working his way to full fitness in Dubai.Pogba has given embattled Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer an injury boost by stepping up his return from injury in an Instagram post.The World Cup winner has battled with an ankle injury since the end of August and though he played the full 90 minutes in a 1-1 draw at Arsenal in the Premier League last Monday, the midfielder has missed United’s last two matches. The midfielder, though, is expected to be back playing for United after the international break and could make his return in a crucial game at table toppers Liverpool on October 18. The United star uploaded a 20-second clip of him working out on an exercise bike on a rooftop in Dubai. last_img read more

Maritime Authorities Join Forces on ECerts Adoption

first_imgzoom Danish, Norwegian and Singapore maritime authorities have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote the adoption of E-Certificates for the shipping community.Signed by the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA), Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA), the MoU is a part of the move to digitalise the shipping industry for greater efficiencies.The areas of cooperation under the MOU include the promotion and use of E-Certs on ships registered under the respective flags of the parties, the acceptance of E-Certs for port entry and Port State Control inspections, as well as the sharing of information and experiences relating to issuance, use and acceptance of E-Certs.“Our first target is to inspire and support more countries to implement similar solutions. The reduction of paperwork benefits all stakeholders as it makes the entire maritime sector more efficient,” Andreas Nordseth, Director General of the Danish Maritime Authority, said, adding that the MoU is expected to “encourage many countries to complete a similar transition.”“I am glad that Denmark, Norway and Singapore have led the way to show the potential of harnessing ICT to improve administrative efficiency while reducing costs for the benefit of the industry,” Andrew Tan, Chief Executive of MPA, said.The signing ceremony was done at the sidelines of the Singapore Maritime Week (SMW), taking place at the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore from April 23 to April 28, 2017.last_img read more

I felt unsafe Indigenous saferide service for women cant keep up with

first_imgWINNIPEG – Jackie Hartog opens the door to her white van as she pulls out her cellphone, checking the Ikwe Safe Rides Facebook group to see where she is heading next.She’s been volunteering with the Winnipeg non-profit for about two years and has provided transportation for women around the city.“It’s fantastic. I always tell the women that, during the day, I work with kids. So I’m always talking with kids, that’s my job,” Hartog said with a laugh. “Then I go out in the van and they do me a humongous favour. They talk to me, I talk to them. I listen, they listen to me.”Hartog was one of the first drivers to get behind the wheel when Ikwe was founded in 2016 after Indigenous women came forward about their safety concerns in taxicabs.Ikwe co-director Christine Brouzes was also an early volunteer after facilitating a national roundtable for the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Brouzes left that meeting feeling helpless.“I heard about Ikwe from a friend and a light bulb went off. I thought this is what I can do,” Brouzes said. “I felt that if I could help keep one woman safe by providing a safe transportation ride for her, then that would be my tiny pebble in the river to help this situation.”Ikwe — which means woman in the Anishinaabemowin language — has now provided more than 46,000 rides. The Facebook-based group has more than 15,600 members and 43 drivers.Many of Ikwe’s passengers share stories about inappropriate sexual comments while taking taxis and Brouzes said a small number of women have had violent encounters.Diane Marr is a regular passenger, using the service to get groceries and even go out of town for work as an actress.“I’ve been in a cab before and the driver pulled over and said, ‘Do you want to go for a drink?’ and I said ‘No, take me home, my husband is waiting’,” said Marr, who wasn’t married. “I said that because I felt unsafe.”Anyone identifying as a woman can request access to the group and go through a vetting process. Once in, passengers post a request saying where they’d like to go. A driver replies and then, in a private chat, the two work out the pick-up and negotiate a donation, which goes towards gas and vehicle maintenance.Drivers are also screened, must submit a child abuse registry check and are trained before they hit the road.Similar services have started across the country, but most have not lasted long. A new female ride-hailing service called DriveHer started in Toronto in mid-March and CabShe in Kitchener ran for a short time before being shut down by licensing requirements. In response to the 2017 acquittal of a taxi driver accused of sexual assault, women in Halifax were providing rides through the hashtag #HaliLadyCab, but it was informal and also didn’t last. A different service, Lady Drive Her, does provide rides to and from the city airport.Meanwhile, demand for Ikwe keeps growing. It recently partnered with a vehicle-for-hire company to transport larger groups in Winnipeg.“We exist because we want to provide a safe alternative transportation for women of all backgrounds and cultures and ages and economic statuses in our city. And that shouldn’t be growing,” Brouzes said. “That mandate should be met and not need to exist anymore.”Brouzes said she had hoped changes to regulation within the industry itself would mean safer rides. Instead, new legislation last November — paving the way for ride-hailing companies like Uber — dissolved the Manitoba Taxicab Board which regulated the industry.Indigenous activist Leah Gazan had joined the board to help improve its relationship with the Indigenous community. The previous legislation governing taxis was “archaic,” but Gazan said she’s now concerned there is no oversight.“I totally understand why women are taking charge of our own safety because it’s pretty clear that things are not safe, and it hasn’t been taken seriously enough,” she said.Responsibility has fallen to local municipalities. City of Winnipeg regulations say concerns over service levels, including inappropriate comments from drivers, are directed to the cab companies and criminal complaints go to police.Back behind the wheel, Hartog said she hopes one day all rides will be safe. But, until then, she will keep volunteering to show her daughters it takes a community to protect women.“I want to bring this to my girls and to make sure that they will help whenever they see someone in need.”last_img read more

Biologist fears extent of bird mortality may grow after NL oil spill

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. — At least 15 oiled seabirds have been spotted after Newfoundland’s largest-ever offshore oil spill, but a biologist says past spills indicate the number could be in the thousands.Husky Energy reported the sightings on Wednesday and confirmed one dead bird since an estimated 250,000 litres of oil spilled into the ocean on Friday during an intense storm.The SeaRose platform was attempting to restart production when there was an equipment failure in a subsea line that released the oil.Experts on seabirds say an estimate on the number of birds killed from oiling could be months in the making, but is likely to grow.Gail Fraser, a leading seabird biologist at York University, said even a small number of oiled bird sightings are cause for concern and are likely a sign of much wider harm.“The fact that they have found oiled birds means that there’s probably a lot more oiled birds out there,” Fraser said.Prior oil spills have ended up with estimates of bird deaths that have grown into the thousands, she said.The 2004 Terra Nova spill that released 165,000 litres of oil into the ocean is estimated to have killed around 10,000 birds.The biologist noted the Terra Nova incident spilled less oil into the ocean, but it happened at the same time of year as the latest incident, meaning similar numbers of birds like murres and dovekies would have been in the area.Fraser said “millions” of birds migrate to the region form the Arctic around this time of year, and the weekend’s rough conditions mean getting an accurate count of killed birds may be impossible.“The conditions were terrible and that makes it a challenge to get good estimates of how many seabirds might be killed,” Fraser said. “It becomes kind of a hand-waving exercise and doing our best guess.”The region’s birds are particularly sensitive to oil pollution, Fraser said. The birds can die of hypothermia if even a small amount of oil slicks their plumage.They also have low reproduction rates and long lives, meaning a large hit to the population has a big impact.Fraser thinks these characteristics are not always reflected when companies are fined for hurting seabird populations.Syncrude Canada was fined $3 million in 2008 when more than 1,600 ducks were killed after landing in a tailings pond. By comparison, Petro-Canada was fined $290,000 for the Terra Nova spill believed to have killed 10,000 birds.“To kill 10,000 seabirds is a big deal ecologically and the fine should reflect that.”Scott Tessier, chief executive of the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board, said no oil sheens were spotted on the water on Monday or Tuesday, meaning the oil has likely broken down to the point that it cannot be cleaned up.The board is now focused on wildlife monitoring and its investigation into the incident.Operators in Newfoundland’s offshore industry are responsible for following their own safety and environmental plans, and the regulatory board monitors and investigates when necessary.Trevor Pritchard, senior vice-president of Husky Energy in Atlantic Canada, said his team followed the company’s plans and procedures, and his company is investigating what caused the equipment to malfunction.“We’ve seen nothing that tells us we did not follow our internal procedures,” Pritchard said.Husky provides the procedures to the regulatory board but a Husky spokesperson said in an email that the company “does not disclose its specific operating procedures publicly for security and commercial reasons.”Pritchard says Husky won’t restart production until he has “full confidence” in the integrity of the subsea system.“Nobody wanted to see this incident happen. It’s a bad day for us. Can we change things, yes we can. I don’t know what they are yet,” Pritchard said.Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

News That Spain Has Exempted Moroccans From Visa is a Hoax

Casablanca — Several Moroccan news sites have reported that Moroccans will now be exempt from the visa requirement for travel to neighboring Spain. Further investigation into these rumors, however, highly suggest this would simply be a hoax.Moroccan news site AlMaghreb24, for example, reported yesterday that Spain was opening the border for Moroccans without a visa for a length of stay not exceeding 90 days. “The news may seem surreal,” said AlMaghreb24, “but it’s the truth. Several media outlets have revealed that the Spanish government has decided to cancel the visa for the Moroccan passport, and open the border to all Moroccan citizens starting January 2017.” Upon further examination of this news, however, Morocco World News found no trustworthy report by Spanish media or announcement by Spanish authorities proving the allegations. Furthermore, the Moroccan Press Agency (MAP) has not released any statements to this effect, suggesting that these allegations are false.Spain, which is a member of the European Union, would moreover not be able to make such an important decision without prior consultation with and agreement of the EU. Repealing the visa requirement for Moroccans would also mean that Moroccan citizens would also not need a visa for temporary travel to 25 other EU countries such France, Germany or Belgium, Portugal, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, etc. read more

Urgent resources needed to feed Ethiopians stricken by drought warns UN

“All food aid pipelines to groups of needy people in the country could break in September,” the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in an update on the situation in the Horn of Africa nation.Poor rains in eastern Africa this year has produced crises in the areas of food, nutrition, water and disease among others, leaving some 24 million people in need of aid – up from 17 million last year – across the region, in Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia and parts of Uganda, as well as Ethiopia.OCHA noted that currently food aid distributions planned between September and December face a deficit of some 56,789 metric tons valued at $37.1 million.In addition, a joint mission, consisting of various UN agencies and the Ministry of Health, is in the Amhara region to assess an outbreak of acute watery diarrhoea, which has struck a number of regions, to ensure adequate measures are in place to prevent infections gathering pace in schools and religious and traditional festivals, among other areas.The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that major gaps in the ongoing response to the outbreak include shortages of Case Treatment Centre materials, funds for running the centres, inadequate protection of water sources and poor hygiene practices. 23 September 2009A lack of resources for emergency relief efforts in Ethiopia threatens to cut off food aid delivery to the most vulnerable people in the coming days, the United Nations humanitarian arm warned today. read more

UNESCO chief denounces killing of media workers in Syria

“I condemn the killing of Hamza Al-Hajj Hassan, Mohamed Muntich and Halim Alouh,” the Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, said in news release.“There can be no justification for the targeting of media workers, the eyes and ears of civil society, whose work is essential in any attempt to overcome conflict and heal its wounds,” she urged. The crew, which included a reporter, cameraman and technician, was covering clashes in the town of Al-Maaloula for Lebanon’s Al-Manar television on 14 April.These deaths bring to five the number of killings in Syria condemned by the Director-General since January 2014. Their names will be included this year on UNESCO’s dedicated webpage for journalists killed in the line of duty. read more

Mens basketball Ohio State squanders lead Nebraska wins 5857 in Columbus

OSU junior forward Jae’Sean Tate looks to the basket after a shot attempt against Nebraska on Feb. 18 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 58-57. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorNothing was pretty about the Ohio State men’s basketball team’s game against Nebraska on Saturday. The Buckeyes walked away from the Schottenstein Center with yet another conference loss, this time losing 58-57.“We weren’t as dialed in as we needed to be,” OSU coach Thad Matta said. “There’s certain times when … the game is ongoing. You don’t get to talk about plays that are coming up and we didn’t do what we needed to do or what we wanted to do down the stretch there.”OSU (15-13, 5-10) failed to lock down on defense on Nebraska senior guard Tai Webster, and struggled to produce points of its own. Webster picked up 17 points, and was a constant threat from the floor, going 7 for 12. Nebraska forward Glynn Watson Jr. picked up 14 points.Nebraska coach Tim Miles brought a light mood after the game, saying he wanted to go straight to questions rather than make an opening statement. He, like everyone else, was perplexed by what had just transpired.“I can’t explain it,” Miles said with a laugh.Sophomore guard C.J. Jackson started the game for OSU instead of sophomore JaQuan Lyle, but Jackson struggled mightily. He finished the game with four turnovers, and just six points.The Buckeyes gained their largest lead with seven minutes left in the first, as Tate dropped in a layup to give OSU a 22-11 lead. On four different occasions in the opening half, the Scarlet and Gray had a lead of 11.As the clock wound down in the first, OSU regained possession of the ball after a missed shot was batted in the air by redshirt junior center Trevor Thompson and found its way into the hands of redshirt junior guard Kam Williams. Although the Buckeyes were given a golden opportunity to increase their 30-24 lead right before the break, OSU struggled to formulate a play and was forced to call a timeout.After failing an alley-oop attempt as the clock struck zero, Lyle was visibly upset, clapping his hands hard together as both teams headed to the locker rooms.OSU increased its lead to 11 on a jumper from Jackson and a 3-pointer from senior Marc Loving coming out of halftime. Nebraska started to reel the Buckeyes back in with back-to-back 3-pointers from Watson and Webster.Webster dropped a dime as he was falling to Nebraska sophomore forward Ed Morrow for a slam, and junior forward Nick Fuller dropped in a layup before Morrow hit another shot to cut the OSU lead down to three.Nebraska continuously fought back all game, which is nothing new according to Miles.“We’ve had resolve all year,” he said. “We’ve come from behind in wins. We’ve hung around in losses.”The Buckeyes turned the ball over, and sophomore forward Jack McVeigh of Nebraska nailed a 3 to tie the game at 43 with 8:45 left. A putback layup by Thompson off a fastbreak by Jackson gave OSU a four-point lead and reenergized the crowd with six minutes remaining.Down the stretch and throughout the game, OSU could not find the range from deep. What OSU lacked in accuracy from deep, Nebraska lacked from the charity stripe. Nebraska hit just 4 of 9 attempts from the free throw line, while the Buckeyes made 5 of 17 attempts from deep.Tate made an acrobatic putback layup with four minutes left to give OSU a five-point lead. Nebraska clawed back to within two, but a traveling violation by the Cornhuskers and a deep 3-pointer from Loving appeared to put the game away.McVeigh nailed a 3-pointer, however, and a jump ball gave the Cornhuskers the ball once again. Watson hit a layup and was fouled, and knocked down his free throw to give Nebraska its first and only lead of the game.Tate received the inbounds pass, but was confused where to pass the ball, and settled for an off-balanced shot, which he missed. OSU led for the entire game, except for 11 seconds.“We gotta be smarter,” Tate said following the game. “We beat ourselves tonight, and we deserved it.”Thompson, who had 13 points and eight rebounds in the game, was nearly silent, offering little in terms of any kind of response too media questions.OSU returns to the Schottenstein Center on Feb. 23 to take on Wisconsin. Last time the two teams met, the Buckeyes were dominated 89-66 in Madison.Tipoff is scheduled for 9 p.m. read more

The 9 at 9 Friday

first_imgEVERY DAY, brings you nine things you should know with your morning cup of coffee.1. #ABORTION: The Oireachtas Health Committee will begin its three day of hearings on proposed abortion law today. Unlike previous hearings, there will be few representatives from advocacy or religious groups giving evidence with contributions coming mainly from experts in medical, legal and psychiatric fields. Read our crash course on today’s hearings here and follow our liveblog throughout the day for updates.2. #SPECIAL NEEDS: A review by the National Council for Special Education, due to be presented to Education Minister Ruairí Quinn today, has recommended a reform of the system for special education allocation, RTÉ reports. The council also expressed concern about the waiting time for diagnosis, putting children without access to private care at a disadvantage.3. #ROBBERY: Two men have been arrested by gardaí in connection with an armed robbery at a supermarket in Rathfarnham, Co Dublin. The men threatened staff with a baseball bat and a gun and escaped with a sum of money which was later recovered by gardaí.4. #BOMBINGS: The Justice for the Forgotten group are holding a a wreath-laying ceremony in Dublin today, to mark the anniversary of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings in 1974. In a series of car bombs, 34 people were killed, and the group has called for files on inquiries into the bombings to be opened to the public.5. #GARDAÍ: Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has said that he anticipates the number of gardaí will drop below 13,000 this year and that he would welcome recruitment. In 2011, payroll and pensions accounted for 86 per cent of garda expenditure, though an extra €28 million spent in connection with the visits of Queen Elizabeth II and President Obama.6. #CHILDREN: Almost 800,000 calls were made to Childline last year but 34 per cent of calls to the service still go unanswered due to the strain on its resources. Childline, which receives no government funding, said today that children’s voices are not being heard and this needs to be addressed with 45,000 making contact because of abuse and welfare and calls about bullying on the rise.7. #HOMOPHOBIA: Almost two-thirds of Europe’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community are still afraid to show their sexuality in public and most feel discriminated against, according to an EU report. Just over a quarter of the respondents also said that they had been physically or verbally assaulted over the last five years.8. #SYRIA: US President Barak Obama has met with the Turkish Prime Minister to try to reach a resolution in the conflict with Syria. Both Obama and Recep Tayyip Erdogen insisted that Assad must step down in order to end the violence that activists say has already taken some 94,000 lives.9. #EVEREST: An 80-year-old Japanese man has started his ascent of Mount Everest in a bid to become the oldest man to reach the top, AFP reports. Back in 1970, the man became the first person to ski down Everest and now he hopes to take the world record from a 71-yeard-old who reached the summit in 2007.Over on One Direction in Ireland jerseys, Cheryl reaches out to Kim K, and the “George Clooney of baking” is single… it’s The Dredge.last_img read more

Concertgoers walk hours home after Marlay Park gig or get lift from

first_img Source: Anne Phelan/Twitter Marlay Park. Awful venue. Walking for an hour and a half now and still in South Dublin. Great service @dublinbusnews— Kevin Purcell (@KevinPurcell_) June 29, 2014 Source: Mícheál Nagle/Twitter Source: Fergal O’Meara/Twitter SOME PEOPLE ATTENDING the Arcade Fire and Pixies gig at Marlay Park in Dublin last night found themselves having to walk for hours when they couldn’t access buses or taxis.In one case, a man got a lift from a Domino’s Pizza delivery driver after he got wind of his difficulty getting home.The park has a capacity of 32,000 people and is located in Rathfarnham, about 9km (5.5 miles) from the city centre of Dublin.Getting thereOne young woman, who didn’t get home until 2am though she left the concert grounds at 11pm, told that there were issues with buses heading into Marlay Park.“We got to Custom House Quay at 5pm and they said there would be no more buses until 6.30pm,” she said.They got a taxi and then walked the rest of the way to the venue, as there was a “big queue” for the buses, run by Marathon Sports Travel, with people who had bought tickets online getting priority.After the concertAt the conclusion of the concert, the person spoke to exited by the left of the stage with her friends.They made their way through the venue grounds and, not finding any buses, ended up exiting by foot onto the M50.However they were still unable to access a bus or taxi, and walked to the Rathfarnham Road before getting in touch with a taxi firm. They eventually got home at 2am after waiting at a service station for over an hour.Another concert-goer told us she had to walk for an hour to get a taxi as there were no buses left.What the transport operators saidIn its comprehensive information guide on transport to the concerts, concert promoter MCD said that Marathon Sports Travel would operate a bus service from Customs House at 2pm, 3pm, and every half hour from 4pm.When contacted Marathon Sports Travel, Francis Roche said that nobody who booked a ticket online with them missed a bus.“We carried all the people [who booked a ticket online],” said Roche.He said that the “big message” is that: @dublinbusnews Finally home from Marlay Park, no thanks to Dublin Bus. Total shambles-couldn’t get shuttle bus as we didn’t travel out on it— Anne Phelan (@AnniePP) June 29, 2014 @thejournal_ie Walked for about an hour and a half and eventually got a spin from a Dominos delivery driver. Thanks Dev!— Mícheál Nagle (@Micheal_Nagle) June 30, 2014 @AnniePP @dublinbusnews complete agree. Just got home 2 1/2 hours after concert. Dundrum still full of people looking for taxis— Fergal O’Meara (@fomeadhra) June 30, 2014 Source: Kevin Purcell/Twitter An awful lot of people just expect that there will be transport there. You can book our transport online with us. If you are going [to Marlay Park], it is a remote site so book in advance. If they book service, they are guaranteed to get service.On the issue of the buses not running exactly to schedule, he said they had experienced a surge of people after the Dublin match, and that in order to manage expectations they told customers that it might be 6.30pm before they could get a bus.However, he said that they had “all those people moved by 6pm”. He said the staff did not sell tickets to people unless they realised they would have to wait longer than expected for the bus.Dublin Bus was also running buses to the venue. A spokesperson said that they put additional buses on their 16c services, with 35 buses in total: 27 bringing people home, and seven going to Marlay park.“We did supplement the service the best we could,” she said.That is what we will be doing for all the gigs in Marlay Park this summer, we will be putting on additional buses to deal with the extra people.On, the issue of public transport to the gig was also discussed, with one user saying that getting home “was a nightmare”.Some people had journeyed from outside Dublin – one said that she had missed her bus to Cork due to the delays, and had to stay in Dublin. were also describing their experiences on Twitter: Source: Malcolm Rule via Twitter Source: Kenneth Hayden via Twitter Source: Barry Quinn via Twiter Source: Damo Kenny via TwitterRead: The Pope ripped up a photo of Miley Cyrus at the Arcade Fire gig last night*>Read: Heading to Arcade Fire tomorrow? Their Glastonbury set had Ireland divided>last_img read more


first_imgNever in the history of the United States has an election embodied a much more epoch making event than the 2016 presidential election. No one had ever expected that a person of African descent would be a two term president of the United States. May be this is the reason why Obama decided to formulate and implement policies that a competent president of the United States would carry out without regard to origin. No one would say that he was a black president of the United States.In the same vein no woman has ever occupied the office of president in the United States. Hillary Clinton has just made history by being the presidential candidate of the Democratic Party of the United States. No woman has ever gone that far in the history of the United States.If Barrack Obama hands over to her it would mean that after discarding colour as a bar to political representation, gender would also be disregarded as a bar for women to occupy the highest of offices. History is in the making in the US and Foroyaa will continue to follow the debate of the presidential candidates of the democrats and republicans in its international news and review section.last_img read more

Budget Passed called Green Awesome by PNP Leaders

first_img Related Items:awesome, budget, green, passed, pnp, premier rufus ewing, washington misick Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Opposition Leader responds to Throne Speech  11 days later; says PDM Govt plan puts TCI in ‘deep doo doo’ Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 25 Mar 2015 – The $225 million dollar budget presented by the PNP Administration is passed in the House of Assembly and Premier Rufus Ewing wasted no time last night in wrapping up debate on the proposal. Shortly before 8pm, after hours and hours of contributions by the members, the country’s leader called it a long day and called for an adjournment and for the House members to reconvene at 9am Wednesday. It was seconded and agreed. As did many of the members on his side of the aisle, there was lots of praise for the Finance Minister, Hon Washington Misick on delivering the fiscal plan and bringing the country into a state of surplus. Hon Misick called the budget, the ‘green budget’ – humorously citing that everyone will see benefits from the allocations whether PNP or PDM. “It is neither yellow nor blue, I am attempting to present the green budget…”The government side was slammed repeatedly for under spending, for what members called mirrored allotments and for taking credit for the Interim Administration’s strategies which are now bearing fruit. The government side also challenged the nation to watch and see, that this fiscal year there will be spending and fulfillment of campaign promises including a significant hike in monies for scholarships abroad and at home at the Community College, millions devoted to infrastructural enhancements, a quarter of a million earmarked for Civil Service training and $9 million pegged to raises for the public sector resulting from a pay and grade review exercise. In his wrap up, the premier called it an ‘awesome’ budget. TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Olive branch extended by Opposition Leader, says it is time for Turks and Caicos leaders to unitelast_img read more

Sunnis in Iraq capture 3 towns

first_imgBAGHDAD — Sunni insurgents led by an al-Qaida breakaway group expanded their offensive in a volatile western province on Saturday, capturing three strategic towns and the first border crossing with Syria to fall on the Iraqi side. It’s the latest blow against Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who is fighting for his political life even as forces beyond his control are pushing the country toward a sectarian showdown. The towns of Qaim, Rawah and Anah are the first territory seized in predominantly Sunni Anbar province, west of Baghdad, since fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group overran the city of Fallujah and parts of the provincial capital of Ramadi earlier this year.The capture of Rawah on the Euphrates River and the nearby town of Anah appeared to be part of a march toward a key dam in the city of Haditha, which was built in 1986 and has a hydropower station that produces some 1,000 megawatts. Destruction of the dam would adversely impact the country’s electrical grid and cause major flooding.Iraqi military officials said anonymously that more than 2,000 troops were quickly dispatched to protect the dam. Rawah’s mayor, Hussein Ali al-Aujail, said the militants ransacked the town’s government offices and forced local army and police forces to pull out.last_img read more

Macau hotel guests up 62 in October

first_imgMacau’s hotels and guesthouses saw visitation grow by 6.2% year-on-year to 1,163,000 in October, according to latest figures from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC).The increase was largely due to strong growth from the mainland China and Hong Kong markets – up 11.3% to 823,000 and 5.9% to 116,000 respectively – and more than made amends for a fall in visitors from Korea and Taiwan. RelatedPosts JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner Load More Macau GGR tumbles 8.6% in August The average length of stay of guests held steady year-on-year at 1.5 nights, while the average occupancy rate of hotels and guesthouses grew by 0.7% to 89.8%. That number was boosted by a 1.2% increase in occupancy at 5-star hotels to 91.0% and 1.7% increase at 4-star hotels to 90.8%.DSEC numbers also revealed that the number of visitors arriving as part of package tours fell 2.0% in October to 784,000, including a 6.8% decline from mainland China to 615,000. Galaxy offers first glimpse of new Galaxy Macau convention center ahead of 2021 launchlast_img read more