Federal government announces new measures for killer whale protection

October 17, 2019

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first_imgVANCOUVER – The federal government wants to create new ocean sanctuaries in British Columbia as part of an additional $61.5 million it is spending to protect endangered killer whales.Fisheries and Oceans Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said Wednesday the government also wants to create new areas of critical habitat off the west coast of Vancouver Island for southern resident killer whales.The protected areas of Swiftsure in the Juan de Fuca Strait between Vancouver Island and Washington state, and La Perouse Bank off Tofino will be areas that the whales can call home, he said.“We are in the process of consulting on those new critical habitat areas and expect to be able to move forward on them in the next couple of months,” he said. “We are also talking about creation of killer whale sanctuaries, which essentially are within the areas of critical habitat … which means that we can prohibit a range of different activities, not simply fisheries, where you can regulate that ships cannot go.”The government previously announced $167.4 million would be spent to improve prey availability and reduce disturbances for whales.Southern resident killer whales were listed as endangered in 2003 and only 74 of them remain in the wild.Wilkinson said the government will take a closer look at enhancing food sources for whales by putting money into a new hatchery to increase the stock of chinook salmon.While there have been calls for a ban on chinook salmon fishing, he said the government “hasn’t gone there yet.”“We’ll certainly be looking at the needs of the southern resident killer whales and trying to ensure balancing economic issues with environmental issues,” he said.Earlier this year, the federal government closed about 35 per cent of recreational and commercial chinook fisheries in the Juan de Fuca Strait and around portions of the Gulf Islands.Misty MacDuffee, a conservation biologist at the Raincoast Conservation Foundation in B.C, said she was encouraged by the move to identify sanctuaries where the animals can be protected from fishing and whale watching.She said the government has to increase the number of salmon in the sanctuaries and a hatchery “is not a promising way to do that.”“The best way to increase the abundance of chinook is by closing fisheries.”The Fisheries Department proposal to enhance the availability of chinook in the fall in the Fraser River will not help southern resident killer whales when they need the salmon in the early spring and the summer, MacDuffee said.“The importance of those early time chinook are key to southern resident killer whales,” she said. “What the feds are proposing to do is enhance chinook that are returning in the fall.”In addition to food, Wilkinson said the government is looking at moving shipping lanes further away from areas preferred by killer whales as well as long-term solutions, such as quieter ships to reduce noise from vessels.“With the ferries, they are structured in such a way that reducing the speed doesn’t help as much with the noise.”A conservation agreement is in the works with BC Ferries to ensure its vessels take a wide berth around the whales, he said.Two years ago, Transport Minister Marc Garneau said the government was working with BC Ferries on possible approaches to help decrease noise and traffic.Wilkinson said he hopes to have the bulk of the measures in place by May when the whales return to the area. But it will take some time to reduce noise and purchase ships that are quieter, he said.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version had the incorrect spelling for La Perouse Bank.last_img read more


UN official voices cautious optimism on progress of Cyprus reunification talks

October 11, 2019

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9 December 2009The Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders are finding “growing convergence” on many of the issues that have divided the two sides on the Mediterranean island, a United Nations official said today as he expressed cautious optimism that UN-backed talks aimed at reunifying Cyprus will succeed. Alexander Downer, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Cyprus, told journalists at UN Headquarters in New York that Greek Cypriot leader Dimitris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat have been “making steady progress” since their second round of talks began in September.Mr. Downer said he was “cautiously optimistic that an agreement can be reached,” noting that the leaders were acting in good faith and working hard to reach solutions to areas of contention between the two sides.Mr. Downer and Tayé-Brook Zerihoun, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative in Cyprus, briefed the Security Council earlier today on recent developments on the island, where a UN peacekeeping force – known as UNFICYP – has been in place since 1964.Mr. Christofias and Mr. Talat met today in the UN protected area in Nicosia, holding a 90-minute tête-à-tête that focused on economic matters. The leaders are scheduled to hold two more meetings later this month.In his most recent report on the issue, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the parties were making solid progress and that the gaps between them had narrowed.Last year the two leaders committed themselves to working towards “a bicommunal, bizonal federation with political equality, as defined by relevant Security Council resolutions.” That partnership would comprise a Federal Government with a single international personality, along with a Turkish Cypriot Constituent State and a Greek Cypriot Constituent State, which would be of equal status.Today Mr. Downer stressed that “this is a matter for Cypriots. What the international community wants is for Cyprus to reunite.” read more


You Dont Know What Tony Romos Got Till Hes Gone

September 30, 2019

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Rex Grossman508212.9 David Woodley504712.3 Tom Brady5121+23.3 Boomer Esiason1045512.7 Peyton Manning722321.7 Tony Romo802916.7 UPDATE (Nov. 26, 10:30 p.m.): Tony Romo reinjured his collarbone on Thursday in a game against the Carolina Panthers. ESPN reported that he will be out for the rest of the season.By beating the Miami Dolphins Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys preserved their undefeated record this season with quarterback Tony Romo under center. That’s the good news for Cowboys fans; the bad news is that Romo has only played three games. Matt Cassel and Brandon Weeden were both winless when filling in at QB while Romo was out with a broken clavicle. At 3-7, the Cowboys have little chance of making the playoffs unless they go on a serious tear against what isn’t an easy schedule down the stretch.If nothing else, the Cowboys’ season has reinforced just how completely essential Romo is. His absence has made it clear that he belongs in any discussion of the league’s top signal-callers.Romo ranks among the top QBs in the NFL over his career, whether you use data from the box score1He ranks fifth in adjusted net yards per attempt since taking over as a starter in 2006. or more advanced, play-by-play metrics.2He ranks eighth in QBR. But Romo also has a reputation, starting early in his career and growing with each passing year since the Cowboys’ last Super Bowl win, for not being “a winner.”While it’s possible Romo is a stat-stuffer whose great individual numbers overstate his true worth, there are other ways to detect a player’s value. For instance, here at FiveThirtyEight we’re oddly thankful when players miss time because it gives us a chance to quantify their influence on the performance of their teams. And few quarterbacks in NFL history have been associated with a better with-or-without-you (WOWY) ledger than Romo.To help measure this WOWY effect, I used Elo ratings, FiveThirtyEight’s pet power rating system. Elo gives us a snapshot of how good each team was expected to be at any given moment, as well as how much a team’s strength estimate changes over time. By looking at those changes in conjunction with who the team’s primary QB was during that game3Meaning the QB who attempted the most passes in a given game., we can construct WOWY scores that measure how much having a given passer under center helps the team.For instance, after Romo’s Cowboys beat Philadelphia in Week 2 (the game in which Romo was lost to injury), they achieved a 1618 Elo rating. Seven games later, when he took the field again on Sunday, Dallas’s rating had dropped to 1463, meaning it lost about 22 points of Elo per game in his absence. By comparison, the Cowboys gained about 19 points of rating per game when Romo does play, so his WOWY this season is +41: the team gains 41 more points of Elo per game when he plays than when he doesn’t.Gaining 41 points of WOWY is incredibly impressive by itself. In seasons where a QB both played and missed at least three games, only Dan Fouts’ 1978 season ranks higher since 19704The year of the AFL-NFL merger.. But it’s nothing new for Romo, who has consistently been good for the Cowboys. Over his career, his WOWY score of +16.7 ranks third among qualified5Minimum 50 games as a team’s primary passer in a career, and 20 games missed. passers since 1970: Drew Brees872513.7 GAMES John Elway1513613.9 Joey Harrington552512.4 QUARTERBACKWITHWITHOUTWOWY ∆ ELO Joe Ferguson947712.2 That Rex Grossman and Joey Harrington are anywhere near Tom Brady and Peyton Manning on that table shows that this isn’t a completely foolproof method. (For one thing, WOWY can’t factor in the quality of a QB’s backups, beyond what Elo is able to detect from changes in a team’s performance.) But it does suggest that, in terms of making his team more likely to win games, Romo has done an impressive job with the supporting cast the Cowboys have given him. Like Brady6Don’t let the 11-5 record against a weak schedule fool you; the Cassel-led 2008 Pats were significantly worse than they were in 2007 or would be in 2009. and Manning, Romo is associated with elevating his teams’ chances of winning games in addition to gaudy stats.That probably won’t be enough to change anyone’s mind in one of those endless arguments about Romo, but it does quantify what we’ve seen so far this season: The Cowboys are a very good team with Romo — and are totally lost without him.Check out our NFL predictions for odds on every game. read more


New high capacity modular jaw crusher

September 24, 2019

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first_imgTerex Minerals Processing Systems (MPS) has launched the new MJ47 primary jaw crusher module, increasing the application capabilities and crushing capacity of its existing modular product range with its largest jaw module to date. The Terex® MJ47 jaw crusher module is designed for large operations that want a stationary type design without the complexity of a normal stick-built plant. The MJ47 module features the robust, 914 mm x 1,219 mm) Terex Jaques ST47 jaw crusher.Other key features include the Terex Simplicity 1.3 m x 7.3 m heavy-duty double-deck vibrating grizzly feeder,  large capacity truck dump hopper,  discharge conveyor, extra heavy-duty galvanised/ painted I-beam frame, wrap-around maintenance access platform, stairs and guard rails.The modular product line consists of several pre-designed static and semi-static crushing and screening ‘plug and play’ modules. Set-up time and ease of operation is aided by the simplicity of the modular product range. Modules are designed to fit and work together interchangeably. All Terex MPS modules bolt together on site and require minimal on-site wiring.last_img read more


Germany prepare for Super Cup Important intro for Olympic year

September 22, 2019

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DHBSuper Cup Super Cup in organisation of German Handball Federation will be played from Friday to Sunday in three northern cities, Flensburg, Hamburg and Kiel. Despite tickets sales isn’t going in a way as it was expected (3-4.000 per venue), “alfa and omega” DHB vice-president Bob Hanning knows how important is tournament as a part of preparation for the Olympic year:-Super Cup is a star of important 2016 with European Championship in Poland, Olympic qualification and hopefully, Olympic Games in Rio. That’s why is this tournament important to see which players are on the level for EURO 2016 – said Hanning.SCHEDULE: Friday, November 6, Flensburg:17:45: Germany – Brazil20:00: Serbia – SloveniaSaturday, November 7, Hamburg:15:30: Germany – Serbia17:45: Brazil – SloveniaSunday, November 8, Kiel:12:30: Brazil – Serbia15:00: Germany – Slovenia ← Previous Story FATHER AND CAPTAIN IN ONE DAY: Marko Kopljar to miss “Croatia Cup” Next Story → GOLDEN LEAGUE: Denmark beat France – Iceland win against Norway read more


People with intellectual disabilities were made feel their stories werent as valuable

September 21, 2019

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first_img Aisling Byrne and Mark Smith. Image: Luca Trufarelli By Orla Dwyer 5 Comments 12,199 Views Aisling Byrne and Mark Smith. Monday 9 Sep 2019, 8:00 PM “MAKING A MARK is my story. It’s based on my real story of my life and my struggles.”Mark Smith, from Celbridge in Co Kildare, is an actor who has Down Syndrome. Now he has co-created a theatre show based on his life, called Making a Mark. It opens at the Dublin Fringe Festival this week, and Smith and his collaborators spoke to us about why they believe it’s such an important show.Making a Mark will showcase both Smith’s struggles and successes, and was created with artistic director of Run of the Mill Theatre Aisling Byrne and writer Shaun Dunne. Smith tells TheJournal.ie that he is greatly looking forward to people hearing about his struggles so he can “put his story out there”.  Share37 Tweet Email5 ‘People with intellectual disabilities were made feel their stories weren’t as valuable as the next person’s’ Mark Smith, who has Down Syndrome is performing in a new show about his life, written by Shaun Dunne. center_img Afloat – Two women survive the climate apocalypse which has left Dublin underwater. Taking refuge on the top floor of the SIPTU building, they reminisce over the last days of Dublin and whether they could have prevented the wreckage from happening.  Cuckoo – Several chatty rice cookers will take you on a historical tour through 20 years of Korean history. This show combines personal experience from the artist with political events and reflections on happiness, death and economic crises. Irish Food: A Play – Coming fresh from the Wild Atlantic Way, this show evokes a multitude of senses and explores the origins of food culture from around Ireland. Prepared by chef Jp McMahon and served alongside brown soda bread, boiled potatoes and religious tension. Are You Well? – A show that will try to teach you Irish and help you understand your feelings in Irish culture, where expression is often suppressed. Described as an ‘ill-prepared Irish lesson’, expect to learn little Irish but have a lot of fun.See the full lineup on the Dublin Fringe Festival website.  Sep 9th 2019, 8:00 PM Image: Luca Trufarelli Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article https://jrnl.ie/4799229 Short URL It might be emotional, but it’s actually quite good and I’m very excited about it.  Aisling Byrne said that the show is about Mark’s achievements, adding that he has had an “extremely interesting life”. Interesting is certainly the correct word. Smith won a Special Olympics silver medal in 1999, battled cancer, lost his father at 18 and shared a hug with Justin Bieber in Maynooth two years ago. His main goal at the moment is to show people that he should be taken more seriously through this new show.  “There can be this lack of understanding in the wider community of the multi-dimensionality of a person with a disability and especially someone with Down syndrome,” said Byrne. “Mark can’t walk down through the town without getting high-fived and fist-bumped – and while he loves that, he’s also kind of standing here with his show and saying ‘I’m a multi-faceted person, there’s more to me than a person standing smiling at the bus stop’.”The pair said they want to see the arts become more accessible to people with intellectual disabilities – whether as creators, participants or audience members. “I truly believe we have an accessibility issue in Ireland in terms of theatre and getting people into shows,” said Byrne.Thinking of access as not just putting a ramp in, but also how do we reach out to audiences and let them know that this is on and engage them in work?Smith and Byrne hope the show will be good for people with disabilities to see Smith’s story take centre-stage, rather than have him as a side character.  “He [Smith] didn’t just aspire to engage in the arts and theatre as a cultural right or as enjoyment, he wanted to make a career of this and I thought he had the talent to do it,” said Byrne. “For me, theatre is about telling stories and platforming stories we haven’t heard before. For many years, people with intellectual disabilities were made to feel that they weren’t included in the community or in our society, and that their stories and experiences weren’t as valuable as the next persons’,” she added.  Mark Smith. Source: Luca TrufarelliLa-di-da Smith and Byrne have known each other for around a decade, since they first worked together at St John of God community service in Celbridge. “The first time I met Aisling, I thought she was la-di-da, but actually she’s very nice,” laughed Smith when asked about their first meeting. “I met Mark on my first day on the job and I knew straight away that he had that ‘star quality’, to quote Louis Walsh,” added Byrne. “Our friendship evolved as our work together started to flow, and we became more ambitious.”Smith has acted in several plays directed by Byrne and played the lead role in Shakespeare’s King Lear at the Draíocht Arts Centre in Blanchardstown three years ago. 20 years in TescoWhen he’s not acting, Smith works in Tesco in Maynooth, where he recently won an award for 20 years of service. He has also worked part-time in Maynooth University for the past eight years, working with the Students’ Union and guest lecturing.  Making a Mark came about after a discussion between Smith and Byrne. “Shaun [writer of the show] and I were in the process of presenting our latest work, and I was telling Mark over coffee about what we were working on and explaining how we do our documentaries, and he was like ‘why don’t you make a show about my life?’” she explained. “I was always keeping my ear to the ground for Mark as to opportunities that might be out there for him to be artistically fulfilled.”Byrne, Smith and writer Dunne received a residency supporting artists with disabilities from the Axis Centre in Ballymun. However, the role had never been filled by an artist with an intellectual disability. “It gave us money, time, resources and a six-month residency in the Axis,” said Byrne. “We buried ourselves away in the Axis for six months and asked Mark what he wanted to share of himself.” Aisling Byrne and Mark Smith. Source: Luca TrufarelliThe show features Smith and Byrne performing as themselves in a mix of an interview and a self-led confessional. The pair are prioritising touring the show at the moment. “We want to maximise the visibility of this piece because we feel like we’re breaking ground with this in terms of placing the voice of an artist with a disability front and centre in a sophisticated piece of contemporary theatre,” said Byrne.  Smith said he “really hopes” the show gets the opportunity to tour between Ireland, the UK and the US.  “We really feel it’s quite brave – brave of Mark and a very brave piece of work,” said Byrne.  The Dublin Fringe Festival is taking place from 7-22 September. Making a Mark will preview on 11 September and performances will take place from 12-14 September in the Project Arts Centre in Temple Bar. It will also be at the Axis Theatre, Ballymun on 17 September at 1.30pm and 7.30pm.Other shows at the festival include:last_img read more


Official PSG sign former Juventus Gianluigi Buffon

September 18, 2019

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first_imgGianluigi Buffon says he couldn’t resist the offer proposed to him by Paris Saint-Germain and that it is only such huge offers that could have convinced him to leave Italy.After several weeks of media reports linking the goalkeeper to PSG, Buffon has finally agreed on a deal with the big club. The deal will last one-year with the option of a second coming after ending his 17-year stay at Juventus at the end of last season.“It is with a great feeling of happiness that I join Paris Saint-Germain,” he told the club’s official website.“For the first time in my career, I am leaving my country and only a project this ambitious could have encouraged me to make such a decision.Neymar responds to PSG criticism with a stunning winner Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Despite all the backlash he got today at Parc des Princes, Neymar responded by scoring a stunning winner vs Strasbourg.We all knew that Neymar’s…“I want to thank the club and the president for their confidence. To have followed the club’s incredible progression in recent years, I know what dreams Paris Saint-Germain and its fans have in their hearts.“I am going to bring all my energy, all my experience and all of my thirst to win to help my new club achieve all the great objectives it has set out for the future.“With my team-mates and our supporters, we will share fantastic emotions at the Parc des Princes and in all of the stadiums in which we are going to represent Paris, a marvellous city that deserves to one day see its club at the top of international football.”last_img read more


Weetabix Food Company reports a 54 mean gender pay gap

September 15, 2019

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first_imgFood and cereal manufacturing organisation the Weetabix Food Company has reported a mean gender pay gap of 5.4% for fixed hourly pay as at 5 April 2017.The organisation has reported its gender pay gap data, published in its 2017 Gender pay gap report, in line with the government’s gender pay gap reporting regulations and ahead of the private sector submission deadline of 4 April 2018.The gender pay gap reporting regulations require organisations with 250 or more employees to publish the difference between both the mean and median hourly rate of pay for male and female full-time employees; the difference between both the mean bonus pay and median bonus pay for male and female employees; the proportions of male and female employees who were awarded bonus pay; and the proportions of male and female full-time employees in the lower, lower middle, upper middle and upper quartile pay bands.The median gender pay gap for fixed hourly pay is 4.9% as at 5 April 2017, compared to 8.8% in 2016. This shows a 3.9% narrowing of the median gender pay gap. The mean gender pay gap for 2016 was 9.1%. This figure has decreased by 3.7% to the organisation’s current mean gender pay gap of 5.4%.Less than one-third (29%) of employees in the highest pay quartile at the Weetabix Food Company are women, compared to 28% in the second quartile, 27% in the third quartile, and 39% in the lowest pay quartile. Overall, 31% of the total workforce at the Weetabix Food Company are women, compared to 69% men.The organisation has not reported its mean and median bonus pay gap for 2017, as there were no bonus payouts in the year up to 5 April 2017. For 2016, 43.6% of women received a bonus, compared to 27.8% of men.The Weetabix Food Company began to address gender pay in 2013 by introducing a group grading structure, which was used to benchmark every role in the business. In 2014, the organisation implemented market data and performance based pay principles for salary reviews, and in 2015 annual equal pay audits were introduced to highlight any pay imbalances. Last year, the food manufacturer launched its annual equal pay diversity research programme to reinforce its inclusion strategy, and also completed a test run of gender pay gap reporting procedures using its 2016 data.Sally Abbott (pictured), managing director at Weetabix UK and Ireland, said: “One thing that I feel very passionately about, is that we wouldn’t be where we are without our brilliant people. It is personally important to me and to my leadership team, that we continue to have a culture that values the fantastic contribution that both men and women make to our business.“Ensuring we encourage career progression for all [employees] in our business, regardless of gender, has always been, and remains at the heart of our leadership team’s agenda. We remunerate and reward our people based on performance and contribution. We’ve worked hard to provide consistency and transparency within our pay decision-making process to ensure decisions are made based on market data and role performance.“It’s these principles that have allowed us to close our gender pay gap over the last few years. Not because we had to, but because being responsible is a key part of our culture here at Weetabix, even when no-one’s looking.“I’m incredibly proud to lead an amazing, diverse workforce. Relative to national and industry statistics, our gender pay gap is at the lower end. We remain committed to closing the gap even further over the next few years.”last_img read more


Dad forces son to hold Im a bully sign after learning he

September 15, 2019

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first_img“I had one woman come up and call me every name in the book,” Michael Yager said. “In my mind, I thought I was doing the right thing, but I guess you just can’t please everyone.”For his part, Jacob said he learned his lesson, and will change his ways.“You never know what someone can be going through. If you want to be the bully and if you have something inside you need to tell someone, go to a guidance counselor or someone,” he said.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Jacob said people quickly started honking, and he felt “embarrassed and kind of nervous.” Some people, including law enforcement officers, even stopped to talk to the father and son.Yager said that, while he received a mostly-positive response from those in his neighborhood, he knows not everyone agrees with his style of parenting. NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) — After he found out his son was bullying classmates at his middle school, a central Florida dad made his son hold a sign in public as punishment.Michael Yager said he was outraged when he found out his 13-year-old son Jacob had been bullying multiple students at New Smyrna Beach Middle School.So the frustrated father took an unorthodox approach: he wrote up a sign that read, “I’m a bully. Honk if you hate bullies.”Then Yager drove Jacob to a busy intersection, and had him hold the sign on the corner.“I figured I would teach him a lesson that would embarrass him and make him feel the way that the kids feel,” Yager said.last_img read more


Magazine Brands WellRepresented Among Webby Awards Finalists

September 14, 2019

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first_imgMagazine media brands are continuing to prove their digital worth. This year’s Webby Awards finalists were announced, and the top two nominees aren’t the digital natives you might expect. Vice tallied 16 nominations, more than anyone else in this year’s field. Not far behind is National Geographic, who is nominated for 14. Publishers—traditional and digital natives—are well represented across the board. The New York Times, for instance, racked up 10 nominations and the quickly emerging women’s lifestyle brand Refinery29 was close behind with eight nods. Other notables include Guardian News & Media, who also received eight nominations and The Onion picked up six.  Television also did well, which indicates legacy media brands are disrupting some of the disrupters. HBO received 10 nominations and another seven nominations went to CNN. This year also marks the 20th anniversary of The Webby Awards. As one can imagine, the categories have changed quite a bit since the days of dial up. IDG and its now-defunct magazine, The Web, launched the first program with a mere $30,000 in seed money and a small panel of judges that later became founders of The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). The program now receives nearly 15,000 entries from more than 70 countries worldwide and the corresponding event attracts celebrities and digital elites.last_img read more


The Ford Focus ST wagon is a hot hatch with even more

September 10, 2019

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Yamuna flows close to danger mark in Mathura

September 6, 2019

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first_imgMathura : The water level in the Yamuna is inching towards the danger mark in Mathura, an official said here on Friday. “The Yamuna has crossed the warning level and it is moving towards the danger mark,”ADM B Kumar said. He said no casualty had been reported so far. After the discharge of 8.28 cusec of water from the Tajjewala headworks on August 18 followed by the release of water from the Hathni Kund barrage in Haryana, the impact in Mathura was visible on Thursday, he said. Kumar said the Yamuna was flowing 56 cm below the danger mark at Prayag Ghat after crossing the warning level of 165.20 metres. The danger mark of the river at Prayag Ghat is 166 metres. Only Babugadhi village of Chhatta tehsil and Panigaon village of Mant tehsil have so far been affected by floods.last_img read more


KMDA report on Rabindra Sarovar Lakes rich biodiversity

August 31, 2019

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first_imgKolkata: Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) is preparing a detailed project report (DPR) to conserve the rich biodiversity of the Rabindra Sarovar Lake in south Kolkata.A butterfly park, a nature interpretation centre , naming of the variety of trees on the bank of the Lake and concerted efforts in maintaining the water quality of the sprawling waterbody will be prioritised. Altogether, 379 species of animals have been found in the survey of the fauna and this has been classified into 15 categories. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe highest number has been bagged by the birds with 107 varieties being found. The number of butterflies are also reasonably rich with 57 types while 29 variety of ants have been found. The number of fishes in Rabindra Sarobar that has often been the talking point of the visitors is also on the higher side with 40 species being found. “There are a handful species among the fauna that feature in the IUCN Red List of Nearly Threatened but we are very serious about conserving the rich biodiversity. We will be conducting programme on awareness and education from time to time involving school students and common people, ” a senior KMDA official said. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe urban biodiversity report comprising the flora and fauna in and around the waterbody was officially released in the last month by state Urban Development minister Firhad Hakim. The study has been conducted by a team from various state and Central agencies with A.K. Sanyal of the West Bengal Biodiversity Board being the chairman of the team. We are preparing the DPR on the basis of recommendations by the team and will submit it before the eastern bench of National Green Tribunal in due course. The NGT has imposed ban on littering in or around the lake, bathing in its water, using excessive bright lights around it, washing clothes or utensils, emitting sounds that disturb the birds in the area and entering the lake premises with any kind of plastic bag is forbidden. It may be mentioned that the team has found 131 variety of trees and 34 types of terrestrial macrofungi in and around the waterbody. ” We have already started putting boards with names of the trees along with a short description of them,” the official added. KMDA is also giving special emphasis on desilting of the Lake to improve the water quality of the waterbody. ‘ We will start work soon after the monsoon season which will contribute in keeping the water quality to its best and at the same tome conservation of the species living in the water,” he maintained.last_img read more


Competition heats up on Vancouver – Hong Kong route with arrival of

August 19, 2019

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first_imgCompetition heats up on Vancouver – Hong Kong route with arrival of Hong Kong Airlines Share VANCOUVER — Low-cost carrier Hong Kong Airlines is turning up the heat on pricing after it announced daily lift-offs between Vancouver and Hong Kong with introductory fares that start as low as $750 plus taxes peak season round-trip and dropping as low as $500 plus taxes in the off-peak late summer season.“Competition is good for the customer,” said David Du, Marketing and Sales Manager for the airline. In a decade HKA has grown at a fast clip into 36 countries. Members of the HKA executive team out of Hong Kong joined Vancouver team members to meet with travel agents and members of the Asian community during a special dinner at the upscale Sun Sui Wah seafood restaurant on Vancouver’s Main Street.While HKA is going after the ethic VFR market – where price points are important especially for larger groups – it is not ignoring further tertiary markets as it brings in attractive pricing for those wanting to explore Hong Kong or use the city as a jumping off point to explore Asia.  HKA and Jet Airways recently entered into a codeshare partnership aimed at enhancing connectivity between India and Asia-Pacific.David Du and Benjamin Li, Hong Kong AirlinesOn the YVR route, HKA will butt heads with two major and established carriers: Cathay Pacific, Asia’s largest carrier, and Air Canada.  Neither are lightweights in terms of operations fleet size and marketing. As well, carriers such as Delta are known for coming in with deals. But HKA is still known for landing an eye-catching price even in turbulence.The airline has rolled out special offers. Du quoted prices as low as $750 plus taxes from June 30 to Aug. 14 for a roundtrip between the two cities. From August 15 to Oct. 28, the price drops to $500 plus taxes. However bookings must be made during the month of March to receive the lower fares.Vancouver-based General Manager Benjamin Li said the airline’s decision to enter the North American long-haul market came after it had completed long-hauls such as the Gold Coast. “We realized we have the ability to operate long-haul,” he said. HKA has built a reputation on efficient, low-cost short or mid-distance travel destinations. Vancouver loomed as a natural Pacific West Coast gateway to North America and in Canada was one of two cities with a large Asian population already travelling to Hong Kong and China. Figures indicate that up to half a million Chinese travel between the gateways annually.More news:  Consolidation in the cruise industry as PONANT set to acquire Paul Gauguin CruisesHKA jumps into the market at a time when, despite a tax on foreign ownership, Hong Kong and Chinese investors are buying or have bought homes in B.C.’s Lower Mainland or nearby Seattle.  Resident Chinese are taking advantage of North American schools and universities for their children. The market also includes so-called ‘astronaut’ families where the family lives in the B.C. Lower Mainland, with one parent living in Hong Kong and doing business throughout Asia, with a lot of flying back and forth across the Pacific between family and work.The North American YVR gateway also aligns with HKA’s latest burst of global expansion. During the past decade it has covered a network of 36 major cities across the Asia Pacific region, including Gold Coast, Auckland, Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Tokyo, Sapporo, Seoul, Bangkok, Bali and Okinawa and has codeshare agreements with 12 airlines and 69 interline partners. It operates 32 aircraft, including A330s and A320s.Chief Operating Officer Ben Wong Ching-ho has been quoted in the Asian business press as saying the airline is now looking at Europe and the U.S. for expansion, as more Chinese want those markets. Wong says that HKA has 15 new A350 passenger aircraft (which lend themselves to long-hauls, with more comforts) on order from Airbus and the $4 billion order is to begin delivery in 2018. By the end of 2018, HKA’s fleet will round out at 50 aircraft in total. By comparison, Cathay Pacific is the largest user of A350s and has 46 alone after taking delivery of a large complement in 2016.Both Du and Li said during a press conference that they are stationed in Vancouver to develop business. Du said there is the potential once rights are obtained to easily use Vancouver as a stepping stone into the U.S. market or to other cities. The airline is also looking for partnerships.More news:  Air Canada’s global sales update includes Managing Director, Canada & USA SalesThe June 30 date start-up date was chosen as it is the day before two national holidays celebrated on July 1, Li said. There’s Canada Day, of course, and in Hong Kong July 1, 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the unification of Hong Kong back to China.Li said the 330-200 Airbus will leave Hong Kong at 12:30 p.m., arriving at YVR at 10:20 a.m., while the Vancouver flight leaves at 12:10 p.m. and arrives in Hong Kong at 4:50 p.m. the next day.The aircraft has 18 business class seats and 246 economy class seats.  The business class configuration is 1-2-1 while the economy class configuration is 2-4-2.Du said HKA has similar seats to other carriers but has reduced the number of seats in economy to provide more legroom. The aircraft’s business class has a mini-bar where passengers can fix their own drinks. There is full meal service and the airline has recently introduced new amenity packs.Hong Kong Airlines has its own dedicated VIP Lounge at Hong Kong Airport while it uses the airport lounge at YVR. One of the features it offers is priority boarding for those travelling with children.While HKA will be competing with Air Canada on the long-haul international flight, it is partnering with Air Canada domestically so passengers can easily transfer between the two carriers at both Hong Kong and Vancouver. “It balances out for both of us,” said Ming Chan, General Manager, Corporate Communications.Already HKA is already hard at it marketing in Vancouver with functions. Du and Li say they will meet with any agency members who may have missed their Sun Sui Wah dinner or want more information on HKA. Li can be reached at benjamin.li@hkairlines.com. Friday, March 3, 2017 Jean Sorensen center_img Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Hong Kong, Hong Kong Airlines, Low-Cost Carriers, New Routes, Vancouverlast_img read more


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Ajimobi said “As we have started doing highfliers and those who make a meaningful and significant contribution to the development of Oyo State will be identified and adequately rewarded “By so doing we will unlock the potential within the system In this wise the present appraisal system in the public service will be reviewed Some innovations will be introduced to make an assessment of the performance of workers more objective and quantifiable “We have jettisoned mass promotion which encourages indolence and inefficiency Henceforth only those who deserve to be promoted and have been found worthy in efficiency and competence will be promoted” Ajimobi said with effect from January 2018 civil servants in the state would be made to participate in the recently-launched state health insurance scheme which attracts free medical service on payment of N650 per month He advised the workers to see themselves as part of the government in its quest for repositioning the state and to remain committed to their jobs as partners to his administration “In my interaction with civil servants I discovered many of them with latent potentials while a good number of them are also intellectually sound I have therefore decided to harness this potential to bring out the very best from our civil servants “But I want to advise you that in the discharge of your duties you must have eyes for perfection I want to leave behind better well motivated and efficient civil servants who can march their counterparts anywhere in Nigeria” he said Ajimobi promised that within the next three months his administration would do everything possible to ensure that salaries and pensions were paid promptly He said that the next policy direction of his administration would be anchored on five pillars of technology-driven education industrialization health integrated agriculture as well as entertainment and tourism “These are indices of sustainable development which is the pathway to the future This is what we want for Oyo State We want to make the state a hub of industrialization and we have started pursuing that goal with the creation free trade zone and an industrial park” he said Eniade while speaking appreciated the Ajimobi’s administration for raising the bar of good governance by inculcating some vital ingredients of the private sector into the public sector of the state He urged the workers to be diligent and not to engage in any act that could be detrimental to the developmental goals of the administration “I charge you all not to engage in any act or activity that is detrimental or inimical to the aims and aspirations of the state government The structure of a modern state being systematically and strategically built by the present administration must not be destroyed “You are therefore admonished to be more dedicated more devoted and more professional in your activities and assignments Let us keep raising the bar of good governance” he added At the end of the 1993 romantic comedy Groundhog Day after a seeming eternity of waking up over and over again on the same day weatherman Phil Connors finally truly spiritually awakens Twenty-four years later Phil is again trapped inside of Feb 2 Only this time he bears no resemblance to the actor who originated the movie role–a delightfully caustic Bill Murray And his purgatory plays out in front of a live audience on Broadway The musical Groundhog Day which opened on April 17 to rave reviews is the latest entry in the increasingly popular movie-to-musical pipeline (See related chart on page 52) Just as Hollywood is rebooting old hits and elevating forgotten comic-book heroes the theater industry has turned to existing intellectual property–and movies in particular–for inspiration As a film directed by Harold Ramis Groundhog Day achieved cult status But there are a number of reasons the musical Groundhog could have faltered on its way to the stage Revisiting a beloved contemporary classic posed the risk of alienating fans if it strayed too far and failing to connect with nonfans if it hewed too close The repetitive premise risked tedium without the flexibility of film And that is to say nothing of the absence of Murray whom Roger Ebert called “indispensable” “The more the audience loves the film the harder your job is” says Matthew Warchus who directed the production But after transferring from London where it won Olivier Awards for Best New Musical and Andy Karl’s updated take on Phil the show is poised to become Broadway’s next hit (It just grabbed seven Tony Award nominations) That’s because its creators–Warchus composer and lyricist Tim Minchin and writer Danny Rubin who co-wrote the film–have amplified and not just re-created its tale of a cynic’s metamorphosis Having dreamed up the musical no sooner than he’d sold the script to Hollywood Rubin had been marinating on ideas for decades while teaching screenwriting So he was encouraged when Warchus said not to see the stage as a limitation: “Anything you can dream up we can do onstage” “We thought it lent itself really well to theater” says Warchus “Film is more of a literal medium compared to theater which is more poetic” To adapt a montage in which a despondent Phil devises myriad ways to end his life he has stunt doubles create the illusion of jump cuts between the toaster in the bathtub and the plunge from great heights–with Phil waking up in his bed after each try But where the musical dispenses with some of the movie’s minutiae it offers something new: Minchin’s songs which mine the inner lives of characters like Phil’s producer-slash-love-interest Rita Hanson (Barrett Doss); a former high school punching bag; and a one-night stand with dreams beyond bedding visiting meteorologists “The film smuggled a story with deep meaning into the mainstream as a romantic-comedy popcorn film without compromising much on its depth” says Warchus Which may explain why Groundhog Day has legs while other adaptations falter “It taps into something universal to look at the world through other people’s eyes” says Karl “When you get there it’s a beautiful thing You get to see the world much clearer” Write to Eliza Berman at elizaberman@timecom This appears in the May 15 2017 issue of TIMEAmid uncertainty over the future of reproductive health care coverage in the US. read more