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Physicists find new evidence for helium ‘rain’ on Saturn

Physicists find new evidence for helium ‘rain’ on Saturn

first_imgUsing one of the world’s most powerful lasers, physicists have found experimental evidence for Saturn’s helium “rain,” a phenomenon in which a mixture of liquid hydrogen and helium separates like oil and water, sending droplets of helium deep in the planet’s atmosphere. The results show the range of blistering temperatures and crushing pressures at which this takes place. But they also suggest that a helium rain could also fall on Jupiter, where such behavior was almost completely unexpected.“We’re showing the first experimental evidence at conditions relevant to Jupiter and Saturn,” says Gilbert Collins, an extreme matter physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in Livermore, California. “It’s a surprise that [this] happens over such a broad regime of temperatures and densities.” Collins described the results in a talk yesterday at a meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco, California.Saturn is more than 50% brighter than it ought to be for a normally cooling planet. One way to account for this is through the behavior of its massive envelope of hydrogen and helium gases. As temperatures and pressures rise in the planet’s interior, the gases become liquids. At still deeper levels, the liquid hydrogen becomes electrically conductive, or metallic, while the liquid helium remains mixed in. But once conditions surpass a certain threshold of pressures and temperatures, the liquid helium is expected to fall out of the dissolved mixture. 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This extra heat is thought to stir up the helium-hydrogen mixtures more vigorously, preventing the helium from falling out as rain. Theories have suggested helium rain on Saturn since the mid-1970s, but experimental evidence has been lacking.The evidence is now in. Collins and his colleagues used the OMEGA laser at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics at the University of Rochester in New York, which can produce 40 kilojoule pulses of intense light for a nanosecond. They first put a hydrogen and helium mixture between two diamond crystals, compressing the mixture until it became a liquid. Then they shot the laser through one end of the diamond anvil cell—vaporizing the diamond instantly and sending in shock waves that further compressed the mixture. At certain temperature and pressure thresholds, the scientists noticed a sharp rise in the conductivity of the mixture—a sign that the helium had separated out of the soup and left only the highly conductive metallic hydrogen.“That’s what triggered us to think: There’s something going on here. It looks like something strange is happening with the conductivity,” says Marius Millot, an LLNL physicist and member of the team. Millot says it took about 5 years and 300 laser shots to sketch out the phase transition across temperatures between 3000 and 20,000 kelvins and pressures between 30 and 300 gigapascals. They found that the separation occurred far more often than they expected—even at temperatures and pressures that would be found on Jupiter, he says. “People were thinking it was just in Saturn,” he says. “What we found is that maybe in both planets it occurs. The evolution of these planets may have been dramatically influenced by this separation.”The results are “unexpected” and “exciting,” says Sarah Stewart, a planetary scientist at the University of California, Davis, who was not involved in the study. Although the experimental confirmation of helium rain on Saturn is reassuring, she says, the fact that it may happen on Jupiter creates a thorny problem for theorists. “It certainly makes everyone nervous,” she says. “If it messes up Jupiter, we don’t have a complete model for the evolution of the giant planets.”But OMEGA’s results may not be the final word. Its measurements often conflict with those of Sandia National Laboratory’s Z machine, which can perform similar high-pressure experiments. “It’s a reflection of how hard it is to do experiments in this range,” says Stewart, who adds she will be looking to the Z machine for confirmation of the new results.David Stevenson, a planetary scientist at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena and one of the theorists who originally proposed the mechanism of helium rain, said in an email that it’s always good to get experimental confirmation of a theory. But the way in which the OMEGA results match his predictions from the 1970s so well, he jokes, “must be a coincidence.”Stewart says the study should help NASA’s Juno mission come up with better models of Jupiter’s interior layers when the spacecraft goes into orbit around the planet in July 2016.last_img read more

(Reopens FGN 17)

(Reopens FGN 17)

first_imgJLR selected Slovakia as the location for its next manufacturing site following “robust analysis” of a number of locations around the world including other European countries, the US and Mexico.Jaguar Land Rover has made significant progress in building its international manufacturing presence over the last year. It opened a new joint venture in China and commenced construction of its local manufacturing plant in Brazil at the end of 2014.The creation of new international plants allows Jaguar Land Rover to offer its customers even more exciting new models, protect against currency fluctuations and create a globally competitive business, the company said.The latest announcement follows Jaguar Land Rovers recent confirmation to double its investment in its engine plant in the UK to almost 1 billion pound, the largest injection into a new British manufacturing plant in decades creating several hundred new jobs.”The heart of our company will always be in the UK, where our design, technology and manufacturing capabilities are based. It is our creativity and innovation which makes Jaguar Land Rover the leading boutique automotive brand, offering exceptional products for our customers,” Speth said.The company has invested heavily in its UK vehicle manufacturing facilities at Castle Bromwich, Halewood and Solihull to support the introduction of all-new vehicles such as the Jaguar XE, XF and F-PACE, Range Rover Evoque Convertible and Land Rover Discovery Sport.In addition, it plans to expand its advanced engineering and design centre at Whitley, Coventry and invest in the National Automotive Innovation Centre at the University of Warwick. Over the past five years, JLR has employed more than 20,000 people taking its workforce to more than 37,000 and invested more than 11 billion pound in new product creation and capital expenditure, the company said. PTI AK CPS AKJ CPSadvertisementlast_img read more

Ford to introduce Kuga SUV to rival Hyundai Tucson in India

Ford to introduce Kuga SUV to rival Hyundai Tucson in India

first_imgAccording to reports, Ford India will be bringing a new SUV in India, and will be placed between Ford EcoSport and Ford Endeavour in India. The new Ford Kuga SUV is already on sale in Europe, and Ford will look to bolster their chances in the SUV segment in India with the new generation Kuga. The company will directly place the Kuga SUV against the recently launched Hyundai Tucson in India.ALSO READ: Ford unveils the new EcoSport for North American marketDesign:Ford Kuga The Ford Kuga’s clean lines are enhanced by premium design elements such as deep moulded contours, distinctive chrome rear-diffuser and low profile roof rails.The Ford Kuga’s contemporary cabin has a premium fit and finish. Contoured sports seats, a soft touch instrument panel, the unique ‘bull horn’ shape of the console and perfectly detailed switches, instruments and control surfaces are all a result of superior craftsmanship.ALSO READ: Battle of the brutes: New Toyota Fortuner vs Ford EndeavourEngine:Ford Kuga Reports suggest that Ford Kuga will come with a 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol engine and a 2.0-litre TDCi diesel engine. While, the petrol mill will churn out 180bhp of peak power, the diesel engine will produce 148bhp. Transmission duties will be taken care by either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission.Competition:Ford will pit the Kuga SUV against the Hyundai Tucson, Mahindra XUV500, Renault Duster in India.Ford KugaALSO READ: Ameo vs Dzire vs Amaze vs Figo Aspire vs ZestPrice:advertisementWe expect the Ford Kuga to come for a price of Rs 12 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi)- Rs 16 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi).last_img read more

EPA’s New Clean Power Plan Is Both Achievable and Economically Beneficial

EPA’s New Clean Power Plan Is Both Achievable and Economically Beneficial

first_imgThe Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule to cut carbon pollution from power plants is a critical step in avoiding the worst consequences of global warming. Without significant reductions from the power sector—America’s largest source of greenhouse gas emissions—the country cannot meet its goal of reducing its emissions 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020. EPA’s proposal provides a flexible framework that puts those reductions within reach.Here’s a look at how the proposed rule would impact states and the future of U.S. climate action.Short-Term Climate Mitigation Goals Are Now Within ReachThe rule provides a major boost forward for the United States to achieve its 2020 emissions-reduction target. Given current cost trends for renewables and the potential for increased energy efficiency, even deeper reductions are possible by 2030. Importantly, there are opportunities for the final version of the rule to tap the full potential of efficiency and renewable energy throughout the country. Strong and ambitious rules under the Climate Action Plan to reduce emissions throughout all sectors of the economy—such as reducing methane leakage from natural gas, phasing down hydrofluorocarbons, and improving energy efficiency–can ensure that the US reaches the 2020 target and goes even further in the post-2020 era.The Standards Are Achievable for StatesRather than requiring emissions cuts at each individual power plant, the proposed standard offers states broad flexibility in how they can comply. This includes the ability to take local circumstances into account and to choose the most cost-effective mix of options for each state’s electricity consumers.EPA took individual state circumstances into account when setting state-specific targets, meaning that while some states are being asked to reduce emissions further than others, every state’s target is achievable. Our analysis of 10 states (to date) finds that many are in a good position to comply with the EPA standard simply by capitalizing on existing policy and infrastructure opportunities.In fact, many states can cost-effectively achieve the level of emissions reductions the EPA is calling for almost a decade before the proposed rule would require. For example:Wisconsin: The proposed standard calls for the state to reduce its emissions rate (a measure of the carbon intensity of its power supply) to an average of 1,280 pounds per Megawatt-hour (lbs./MWh) between 2020 and 2029, en route to a goal of 1,203 lbs./MWh by 2030. Yet our Wisconsin fact sheet finds that the state could get to 1,120 lbs./MWh by 2020 – deeper reductions than EPA is calling for by 2020.Pennsylvania: EPA’s proposal calls for an emissions rate of 1,052 lbs./MWh by 2030; our analysis finds that Pennsylvania can get to 875 lbs./MWh by 2020.Michigan: EPA proposes a target emissions rate of 1,161 lbs./MWh by 2030; WRI analysis finds that the state could achieve an emissions rate of 960 lbs./MWh by 2020.While EPA’s state goals take a variety of factors into account that our analysis does not, such as at-risk nuclear power plants, our findings demonstrate that ample opportunities exist in many states to meet or exceed the proposed targets.EPA’s Strong Framework Is Economically BeneficialNot only is the new rule achievable for states, but research shows that it could be economically beneficial. Michigan’s energy efficiency standard saved the state $1 billionin its first three years. In 2012, Wisconsin’s wind industry generated more than $1 billion in investments within the state and more than $2 million per year in lease payments to local landowners.The rule can also help strengthen the clean energy sector. Renewable energy is increasingly competitive with fossil fuels, and is growing quickly – Texas alone has more wind capacity than all but five countries. As utility planners, clean energy providers, and investors take into account the limits on carbon pollution that EPA is establishing, this proposal sends a signal that will spur further investment in clean energy, increasing economies of scale and driving prices down even more.Next StepsAs we delve into the state-level modeling EPA did to inform the targets in the proposal, we look forward to working with EPA and others to make sure that the rules accomplish the full scope of what’s possible through this type of cost-effective, flexible approach. We see significant opportunities from energy efficiency and the continuing decline in the cost of renewables, and will work to ensure that those opportunities are reflected in a strong, final rule next year. This target should be closely aligned to the level of reductions scientists tell us is necessary, and that we know we can achieve.Furthermore, we hope that this proposal will spur additional action by countries around the world that look to the United States for leadership on this critical issue.last_img read more

MALE AND FEMALE JUGGLERS NEEDED FOR A RETAIL STORE TV COMMERCIAL –

MALE AND FEMALE JUGGLERS NEEDED FOR A RETAIL STORE TV COMMERCIAL –

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Open to Union or Non Union members.Must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident to apply!PAY IS: $1,200.00 EACH for ONE DAY SHOOT IF SELECTED.AUDITION: WEDNESDAY AUGUST 24, 2016RECALL: THURSDAY AUGUST 25, 2016 (IF SELECTED)SHOOT: AUGUST 31 OR SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 (ONE DAY SHOOT, IF SELECTED)TO APPLY:Please send your:NAMEAGEPHONE NUMBERLOCATIONPHOTOSVIDEO LINKS (IF YOU HAVE ANY)SOME INFO ABOUT YOUR JUGGLING EXPERIENCEPLEASE WRITE ON THE SUBJECT LINE: ‘JUGGLER – YOUR NAME’TO: sylvia@powerhousecasting.comPlease help us – share this casting notice if you know of someone, thank you!! Can you juggle 3 Apples and walk at the same Time?POWERHOUSE CASTING IS SEEKING MALE AND FEMALE JUGGLERS FOR A MAJOR RETAIL STORE TV COMMERCIALAGES 30 TO 45. OPEN ETHNICITY. MUST BE ABLE TO JUGGLE 3 APPLES AND WALK AT THE SAME TIME. Login/Register With:last_img read more

Daniel Caesar Hedley and Jessie Reyez confirmed to perform at The 2018

Daniel Caesar Hedley and Jessie Reyez confirmed to perform at The 2018

first_img Login/Register With: Additional announcements for The 2018 JUNO Awards Broadcast will be released in the coming weeks.Artists with three nominations included Arkells for JUNO Fan Choice*, Single of the Year*, and Video of the Year; the late Gord Downie for Artist of the Year*, Songwriter of the Year* and Adult Alternative Album of the Year; Hedley for JUNO Fan Choice*, Group of the Year*, and Pop Album of the Year; and Ruth B for Album of the Year*, Artist of the Year*, and Pop Album of the Year.Tickets for The 2018 JUNO Awards are on-sale now. Tickets are available starting at $59 (plus fees) through the Rogers Arena Box Office, by phone at 1-855-985-5000 and online at ticketmaster.ca. The JUNO Awards has once again partnered with Plus 1 so that $1 from every ticket is donated to MusiCounts, helping to ensure that children and youth across Canada have access to musical instruments. Plus 1 is a non-profit that partners with touring artists to facilitate a $1 add-on from every concert ticket to go to a cause the artist partner believes in.The 47th annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week 2018 will be hosted in Vancouver from March 19 through March 25, 2018, culminating in The JUNO Awards, on Sunday, March 25, at Rogers Arena, broadcast live nationwide 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET on CBC, CBC Radio and globally on cbcmusic.ca/junosAdditional details regarding JUNO Week and The JUNO Awards Broadcast will be announced in the coming weeks.The 2018 JUNO Awards Broadcast is produced by Insight Productions in association with CBC and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). Executive Producer is John Brunton for Insight Productions, Allan Reid and Mark Cohon for CARAS and Lindsay Cox is Executive Producer and Supervising Producer, Insight Productions. Susan Taylor is Senior Manager, Unscripted Programming, CBC; Mark Steinmetz is Senior Director, CBC Music; Susan Marjetti is Executive Director, Radio and Audio, CBC; Jennifer Dettman is Executive Director, Unscripted Content, CBC and Sally Catto is General Manager, Programming, CBC.*Award Sponsors for The 2018 JUNO Awards include: JUNO Fan Choice (presented by TD), Single of the Year (sponsored by Live Nation), Album of the Year (sponsored by Music Canada), Artist of the Year (presented by Apple Music), Group of the Year (presented by Apple Music), Breakthrough Artist of the Year (sponsored by FACTOR, The Government of Canada, and Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters), Breakthrough Group Of The Year (sponsored by FACTOR, The Government of Canada, and Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters), Songwriter of the Year (presented by SOCAN), Alternative Album of the Year (sponsored by Long & McQuade), Rap Recording of the Year (sponsored by Stingray Music), Indigenous Music Album of the Year (sponsored by Aboriginal Peoples Television Network), and Comedy Album of the Year (sponsored by SiriusXM Canada).The 47th annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week 2018 will be hosted in Vancouver from March 19 through March 25, 2018, culminating in The JUNO Awards, on Sunday, March 25, at Rogers Arena, broadcast live nationwide 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET on CBC, CBC Radio and globally on cbcmusic.ca/junosExclusive Broadcast and Content Partner:CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.Premier Partners of the 2018 JUNO Awards: The Province of British Columbia, Creative BC, the City of Vancouver, Apple Music and TD Bank Group.Web Links:Official JUNO Awards website: www.junoawards.caCBC Music: www.cbcmusic.ca/JUNOSJUNO TV: www.junotv.caSocial Media:@DanielCaesar@Hedleyonline@JessieReyezAbout CARAS: The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L’académiecanadienne des arts et des sciences de l’enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music industry and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. CARAS’ mandate is comprised of four key pillars: Educate through our music education charity MusiCounts programs and initiatives, Develop emerging artists through mentorship and development programs, Celebrate Canadian artists with year-round JUNO Awards showcasing, and Honour music industry icons through the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. For more information on the 47th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit www.junoawards.caAbout CBC/Radio-Canada:CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.About CBC Music:CBC Music connects Canadians with the very best in music. Available through the CBC Music app, online, on radio and in television specials throughout the year, CBC Music privileges Canadian artists and songs. Offering over 100 free music streams, CBC Music draws from all genres and classifications with knowledgeable hosts and programmers. Home to the JUNO Awards and your favourite music from across the country, discover the next great act with CBC Music. For more, visit www.cbcmusic.ca Advertisement Advertisement TORONTO – At a press conference announcing the 2018 JUNO Award nominations, The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and CBC announced today that critically-acclaimed R&B and soul performer Daniel Caesar, JUNO Award-winning pop-rock sensation Hedley, and singer-songwriter Jessie Reyez, who is nominated for an impressive four JUNO Awards, are all set to perform on The 2018 JUNO Awards Broadcast. Canada’s music award show will air live from the Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Sunday, March 25 on CBC, CBC Radio and cbcmusic.ca/junos.Two-time JUNO Award-winners, Hedley, are nominated for an incredible three awards this year including JUNO Fan Choice*, Group of the Year* and Pop Album of the Year, while 2017 JUNO Award nominee Daniel Caesar secured two nominations for Artist of the Year* and R&B/Soul Recording of the Year.“We are thrilled to have these nominees join us for The 2018 JUNO Awards Broadcast,” said Allan Reid, President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards and MusiCounts. “Jessie and Daniel have both had an exceptional breakout year, and I can’t wait for them to perform on the JUNOS stage for the very first time, alongside hometown favourites Hedley.” Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

47 suspected ultras, 5 troops killed in Egypt’s Sinai: Army

47 suspected ultras, 5 troops killed in Egypt’s Sinai: Army

first_imgCairo: Egypt’s army on Thursday said 47 militants and five of its troops were killed as part of its military offensive in the restive Sinai Peninsula, where it is fighting the Islamic State group. The suspected militants had “guns of different makes, ammunition, explosive devices in northern and central Sinai” in their possession, according to a slickly produced video statement posted on the armed forces’ social media accounts. As part of the wide-ranging operation to secure Egypt’s borders, 158 “criminal elements” were arrested. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportThe armed forces also neutralised 385 explosive devices that insurgents planted targeting security forces. The army did not specify when the deaths and arrests took place, saying only that they happened as part of “recent efforts” against jihadists. The Sinai Peninsula, in the north-east of the country, is the epicentre of a hardened Islamist insurgency spearheaded by IS. In February 2018, the army launched a nationwide operation against militants, focusing mainly on the North Sinai region. Some 650 militants and around 45 soldiers have been killed since the start of the offensive, according to the armed forces. No independent statistic are available to verify the deaths and the region is largely cut off to journalists. Terror attacks have surged following the 2013 military ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, who was replaced by former army general Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.last_img read more

2M condemns Algeria’s decision to ban its envoys from covering presidential…

2M condemns Algeria’s decision to ban its envoys from covering presidential…

first_imgRabat – Moroccan TV channel “2M” strongly denounced the decision of the Algerian authorities to ban its journalists from covering the presidential election slated for Thursday in Algeria. “2M” said in a statement that it sent a request to the current Ambassador of Algeria in Rabat on April 7 to allow two special envoys Abdelhamid Morabit and Nabil El Baradei to cover the election.Following these unprofessional practices, 2M calls on all organizations working for the defense of the freedom of the press to immediately intervene to put an end to such practices which undermine the credibility of the Algerian government.last_img

Egyptian Footballer Mohamed Salah Considering International Retirement?

Egyptian Footballer Mohamed Salah Considering International Retirement?

Rabat – Mohamed Salah’s relationship with Egypt’s national team has been tainted by politics, and the Egyptian forward is reportedly considering early international retirement due to his “unhappiness” over what happened in Grozny, Chechnya, Egypt’s training base at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.Mohamed Salah, who this year had a magnificent season in the Premier League with Liverpool, earning six individual awards in the process, is the leading star and captain of Egypt’s national squad at the World Cup in Russia.At the squad’s training camp, however, there was a fallout between the player and the Egypt Football Association (FA) over a picture of the Liverpool star and Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov taken just before the start of the World Cup. The picture, which featured the Chechen leader smiling profusely alongside Liverpool’s “Egyptian King” who wore a rather contrived smile, went viral in the first week of the tournament.Kadyrov, the leader of Chechnya, a Russian federal subject, since 2004, has been criticized for his hostile attitude towards political dissent and minority rights.Last week, Kadyrov went a step further by making Salah an “honorary citizen of the Chechen Republic.” The Chechen leader tweeted a picture of himself and Salah at what looked like an official ceremony.“Mohamed Salah is an honorary citizen of the Chechen Republic! That’s right! I gave Mohamed Salah a copy of the order and a pin at a celebratory dinner that I gave in honor of the Egyptian team,” the tweet read.Many football enthusiasts and commenters have said that the Chechen leader used the Liverpool star as a pawn to serve his own image. The latest reports suggest that Mohamed Salah felt the same way.Salah believes that he has been politically used and is therefore considering putting an end to his international career, say reports, elaborating that the forward is waiting for his country’s final match at the Russian World Cup to make a final decision.Explaining Salah’s reluctance of being associated with anything outside of football, and particularly politics, a source close to the star told CNN that Salah “felt exposed by what happened in Chechnya.”A statement by the Egyptian FA denied the allegations, however.“We were always informed by Salah when he takes any decisions,” the statement said. “We spend the whole day together and he never discussed the issue with any of the delegation’s members.”Egypt, who have been eliminated from the tournament following two consecutive defeats in Group A, played their final match today against Saudi Arabia. Both teams were already out of the tournament, but played to secure an honorable end to their Russian adventure. Salah scored an early goal for Egypt, but Saudi Arabia soon scored an equalizer, and in the final moments of the game, Saudi Arabia took victory with a second goal. read more

UN urges solutions to help countries with protracted food crises recover

UN urges solutions to help countries with protracted food crises recover

Chronic hunger and food insecurity is the most common characteristic of a protracted crisis, according to the report, the “State of Food Insecurity in the World 2010,” published jointly by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP).On average, the proportion of people who are undernourished in countries facing these complex problems is almost three times as high as in other developing countries, according to the report.More than 166 million undernourished people live in countries in protracted crises, roughly 20 per cent of the world’s undernourished people, or more than a third of the total if large countries like China and India are excluded from the calculation, the report said.A large share of the aid flows into these countries is in the form of emergency humanitarian food assistance that not only helps to save lives, but also provides an investment in a country’s future, preserving and strengthening the human assets and livelihoods that are the foundation of future stability and development.When used with other tools such as cash or vouchers, and support for local purchase of agricultural produce, this maximises the chance that humanitarian food assistance will serve as a strong basis for achieving food security in the longer term.Earlier this month, FAO revealed that 925 million people in the world live in chronic hunger, down 98 million from over 1 billion in 2009. The decline was primarily attributed to better economic prospects in 2010 and the fall in food prices since mid-2008.“Faced with so many obstacles, it is little wonder that protracted crises can become a self-perpetuating vicious cycle,” FAO Director General Jacques Diouf and WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran said in the report’s preface.“They [crises] represent ongoing and fundamental threats to both lives and livelihoods, from which recovery may become progressively more difficult over time,” the two senior UN officials said.For the first time, FAO and WFP offer a clear definition of a protracted crisis that will help improve aid interventions.Countries considered as being in a protracted crisis are those reporting a food crisis for eight years or more, receive more than 10 per cent of foreign assistance as humanitarian relief and are on the list of Low-Income Food-Deficit Countries.Globally, around 10 per cent of total official development assistance (ODA) is in the form of humanitarian assistance, while in countries experiencing protracted crises the share is much higher. In Somalia, for example, 64 per cent of assistance is in the form of humanitarian aid and in the Sudan it is 62 per cent. At the global level, these countries receive close to 60 per cent of the total humanitarian assistance.FAO and WFP called for a significant rethinking of how assistance is delivered to countries in protracted crises. Official assistance needs to refocus attention on longer-term solutions by aiming to achieve sustained improvements in the productive capacity of vulnerable countries and strengthening their resilience to shocks, whilst continuing to support life saving and livelihoods protection activities.Nearly two-thirds of countries in protracted crises receive less development assistance per person than the average for least-developed countries. More importantly, agriculture receives just three to four per cent of development and humanitarian assistance funds even though it accounts for around a third of their gross domestic product and is the main source of food and income for nearly two thirds of their population.“Protracted crises call for specially designed and targeted assistance,” Mr. Diouf and Ms. Sheeran wrote. “There is an urgent need for assistance in protracted crises to protect livelihoods as well as lives, because this will help put the country on a constructive path to recovery.” 6 October 2010Natural disasters, conflict and weak institutions have thrust 22 countries into recurring food crises and high prevalence of hunger, two United Nations agencies said today in a report on food insecurity around the world, calling for longer-term solutions to help those States recover their productive capacity. read more

Reactions to the death of Fox News founder Roger Ailes

Reactions to the death of Fox News founder Roger Ailes

by The Associated Press Posted May 18, 2017 7:48 am MDT Last Updated May 18, 2017 at 3:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this July 24, 2006 file photo, Roger Ailes, chairman and chief executive officer of Fox News, listens as anchor Shepard Smith, seen on screens in front and behind him, as Smith talks to the audience via satellite from Israel, at the Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif. Fox News said on Thursday, May 18, 2017, that Ailes has died. He was 77. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) NEW YORK, N.Y. – Reaction to the death of Fox News founder Roger Ailes’ death on Thursday:“He wasn’t perfect, but Roger Ailes was my friend & I loved him. Not sure I would have been President w/o his great talent, loyal help. RIP.” —George H.W. Bush.“He has dramatically and forever changed the political and the media landscape singlehandedly for the better.” — Sean Hannity.“A brilliant broadcaster, Roger played a huge role in shaping America’s media over the last thirty years.” — Rupert Murdoch.“In the years I worked with Ailes he was a great mentor, deeply patriotic, committed to Fox News and really worried about America.” — Newt Gingrich, former House speaker.“RIP Roger Ailes a good friend, great American and communications genius @StoneColdTruth,” — author and political adviser Roger Stone.“Deeply saddened by death of Roger Ailes. He had many critics and like ALL of us his sins, but I remember a great patriot, friend and boss.” — Fox commentator, former presidential candidate and Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.“Roger Ailes has died. Let all his victims now be ungagged for the true, full reckoning of his life. And give them back their jobs.” — Lisa Bloom, attorney for Wendy Walsh, who made sexual harassment allegations against Ailes.“I’d like to offer my condolences to the wife and son of Roger Ailes. I knew Roger for over 30 years and from the start I was in awe of his talent. The Left would command a monopoly control of the so-called ‘news’ media but for the Fox News Channel, and FNC would not exist but for him. The good Roger did for America is immeasurable. May he rest in peace,” conservative media watchdog Brent Bozell.“Love and prayers to Beth and Zach. R.I.P Roger — you changed television as we know it,” — Bret Baier.“Roger was a friend and a mentor to so many of us @FoxNews he will be missed,” Kimberly Guilfoyle.“RIP #RogerAiles one of the most impt broadcasters in history-The genius who created #FoxNews — a good friend, who loved his family & country,” — Geraldo Rivera.“Roger Ailes died this morning, our deepest sympathies to Beth and his son Zach. Roger was a media genius, good friend and great American.” — Lou Dobbs.“Roger Ailes founded one of the most important and successful media outlets in American history. I will miss his friendship dearly. RIP.” — Laura Ingraham.“RIP #RogerAiles sending my love and prayers to Beth & Zachary. Roger was a friend and a mentor to so many of us @FoxNews he will be missed.” — Kimberly Guilfoyle.“Rest in peace Roger Ailes, you made a difference in this nation, a very great difference.” — Country rock star Charlie Daniels. Reactions to the death of Fox News founder Roger Ailes read more

New distributor for Leapfrog mining software in Colombia

New distributor for Leapfrog mining software in Colombia

first_imgARANZ Geo, the developer of the 3D geological modelling software Leapfrog, recently announced the appointment of a new Colombian distributor, Mibex. “The Mibex team are a well respected geological consulting firm, with extensive experience in the mining and groundwater industry”, said Nick Fogarty, Regional Director – Latin America, ARANZ Geo. “The Mibex team will be invaluable to our clients and move the business forward in the rapidly growing Colombian market.”The Mibex team is lead by Marco Nieto, an experienced geologist with a Master of Science in Geophysics and a P.Geo from Ontario, Canada. Nieto has worked in mineral and underground water exploration using geological and geophysics techniques throughout North and South America. Yury Abreu is responsible for the commercialisation of Leapfrog in Colombia, which includes introducing Leapfrog to new customers. Abreu has previous experience as a Project Director and Business Manager in Colombia and Central America. Leapfrog is a leading 3D geological modelling software suite that ARANZ Geo says “has revolutionised the way geologists produce models and make decisions in the mining, hydrogeology and geothermal industries.” Leapfrog’s implicit modelling engine provides the power to construct geological models quickly, and allows models to be updated as more information becomes available.  The result is greater geological confidence and reduced risk.Nick Fogarty adds, “Mibex fit the stringent criteria we identified as essential to representing Leapfrog in Colombia. We are excited about working closely with their team, and look forward to growing this important market together.”  ARANZ Geo has sales and support offices in Brazil and Australia, as well as Leapfrog distributor offices in South Africa, Denmark, Canada, Chile, Peru and Colombia.  The R&D and head office is based in Christchurch, New Zealand.last_img read more

Danish coach Jan Pytlick after win Serbia is the worst team in

Danish coach Jan Pytlick after win Serbia is the worst team in

← Previous Story Women’s EHF EURO 2010 (Round 1): Great Montenegro, fantastic Norway Next Story → Montenegrin Marija Jovanović: “Small Montenegro showed to big Russia” At their first match in front of their spectators in Aalborg, Denmark celebrated an easy win against Serbia 25:20 (14:6). The match was decided in the first half, when home team make a huge gap – from 7:5 to 13:5. Danish national coach, Jan Pytlick was relieved after the match:– I’m very relieved. It means a lot that we won. There was pressure, because Serbia is the worst team in the group, so I am very relieved that we won. It means a lot to open with a victory” said Danish coach.MATCH STATISTICS Denmark women’s handballEHF EURO 2010Jan PytlickSerbian handball

Le Whaf will turn your favorite food into delicious caloriefree vapor

Le Whaf will turn your favorite food into delicious caloriefree vapor

first_imgIn a trend that has slowly been gaining steam over the years, new devices are able to deliver flavored vapor as a substitute for food or beverages. Sometimes advertised as a dietary aid, and sometimes replacing an energy drink as a shot of energy vapor, the “food mist” of the past hasn’t usually been very customizable. Now, with a kitchen gadget called the “Le Whaf”, the flavors of entire meals can be turned into vapor and then inhaled through a straw.The contraption can waft either alcohol and other liquids, as well as meal substitutes. Wafting alcohol is simple enough — dump some alcohol into the wafting chamber, then turn the machine on. The same goes for wafting meals, but you have to buy special liquidized mixes for that. People that have used Le Whaf like to mention that the unit doesn’t really generate calories, because — you know — you’re not actually eating anything.David Edwards and Marc Bretillot, designers of Le Whaf, have actually put some interesting technology into the unit. Piezoelectric crystals sit at the base of Le Whaf, and when the liquid inside is at a specific level, they begin to vibrate. This vibration generates ultrasound waves, which cause the liquid to bubble and turn into vapor. Once the mist is created, Le Whaf can “pour” it into a glass, where it floats in the air for a minute or so before it sinks to the bottom.Any liquid will work with the gadget, and the designers suggest trying out different homemade soups and juices. However, because Le Whaf only generates vapor, it’s obviously not a substitute for food, but rather serves a purpose similar to chewing gum. Also, it would be pretty fun to walk into a room, see an opaque mist, and just start tasting a steak.Le Whaf has supposedly been a big hit in Europe, and the creators are hoping to bring it stateside sometime soon. If you’ve tried it, or any other food vapor products — such as those Vaportrim sticks or the Aeroshot energy inhalers — we’d love to know if they left you satiated in any way.via ABC Newslast_img read more

Who is to blame for the Beast from the East

Who is to blame for the Beast from the East

first_img Tuesday 27 Feb 2018, 6:30 PM Short URL Share24 Tweet Email1 27.02.18 So how will The Beast compare to the Big Snow of ’82? http://jrnl.ie/3874943 The original Beast from the East. Easterly winds from Siberia will bring increasingly #cold conditions to northern Europe later this week and during the weekend. Nicknamed the ‘beast from the east’, the coldest air will arrive in the UK by the start of next week https://t.co/mZBMZsujvR pic.twitter.com/PrUybMCEqi— Met Office (@metoffice) February 20, 2018 Image: Bongarts/Getty Images Feb 27th 2018, 6:31 PM 35,313 Views Source: Twitter/MSHelicatThe end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014 saw a series of storms one after another, so much so that the public were struggling to keep up.‘Storm Christine’ was one such example where a name took off, driven by the media and people online, rather than any official reason.While Met Éireann and their UK counterparts were reluctant to get involved, they began jointly naming storms in the winter of 2015, with storm Abigail the first such named storm.Following from that, Met Éireann began its colour-coding system of warnings that saw interest peak in when Atlantic Hurricane Ophelia prompted a Status Red warning in October.Since then, Status Yellow warnings have become almost commonplace during the winter months and have perhaps prompted the eagerness to give the impending event a chilling title. I THINK WE’VE all been pretty well acquainted with the so-called ‘Beast from the East’.Whether it’s the already perceptible chill in the air, or the empty bread shelves in shops, its Siberian claws have already started to dig in around the country.In the coming days though, Ireland is expected to be hit on a second front as ‘Storm Emma’ approaches from the west.Met Éireann is concerned enough about these two weather events to have issued a number of weather warnings, but neither of the events have yet been officially named by meteorologists in Ireland or the UK.So what is the difference between the two and where did the names come from?As we’ve previously explained, the so-called Beast from the East is a polar vortex of freezing cold air that has been moving westwards across Europe.The name is rather self-explanatory, with air usually reserved for the Russian winter invading the west. The actual moniker goes back years though.Back in 2012 there was a similar eastern-influenced cold snap and the UK media started using the term as a shorthand, quite possibly influenced by heavyweight boxer Nikolai Valuev.The seven-foot-tall Russian man-mountain was a former world champion in the years previous and was well-known to UK audiences because of a fight against Britain’s David Haye in 2009.Haye famously defied the odds to beat Nikolai ‘Beast from the East’ Valuev in a world title bout that was billed as billed as ‘David vs. Goliath’.When the cold snap rolled round in 2012 the nickname was in the lexicon of tabloid sub-editors and the UK’s Met Office gave the name a measure of legitimacy when it started using the term itself.It seems that exactly the same thing has happened this time around.Some media started using the term again and the UK’s Met Office took on the nickname last week, along with a nifty video showing the path of the cold air across Europe.center_img The original Beast from the East. Image: Bongarts/Getty Images Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Who is to blame for the ‘Beast from the East’? The extreme weather is coming, but what of its scary name? 39 Comments Say my name, say my nameThe naming and categorising of weather events has been somewhat of a developing story over the past couple of years and this latest nomenclature has some of the elements of what’s gone before.Often, as is the case here, it stems from the media trying to get a jump on forecasters. By Rónán Duffy Related Read The cold polar easterly air is in over Ireland now, that will produce some showers this evening, tonight and tomorrow and then some scattered showers on Thursday.Then as Emma comes in, it’s well out at the moment, as that comes in it’s going to clash with the cold polar air and that’s going to produce the continuous precipitation, the continuous snow that we are still forecasting for Thursday evening, Thursday night and for Friday.Accompanied by strong to gale force easterly winds. So,that’s if you like, the second snow event. Ireland’s Met Éireann has been a lot more restrained and hasn’t used the sensationalist name.Met Éireann has started using the term Storm Emma, but it didn’t officially christen it that.In fact, according to the official naming chart, the next Atlantic storm in these islands is due to be called Hector.The storm is currently over the Atlantic ocean and a Status Red warning has been issued by Portuguese authorities in Madeira .The Portuguese have called it Storm Emma and Met Éireann’s Evelyn Cusack referenced it today while giving this rather stark forecast: Source: Met Office/Twitterlast_img read more

In Photos Hundreds march to celebrate work of emergency and security services

In Photos Hundreds march to celebrate work of emergency and security services

first_img By Adam Daly Saturday 7 Sep 2019, 7:10 PM Sep 7th 2019, 7:10 PM More Irish Red Cross action from today’s National Services Day parade 💪🚑🚑🚑🚒🚒🚒 pic.twitter.com/Yvtxp1q0B7— Irish Red Cross (@irishredcross) September 7, 2019 THE SECOND NATIONAL day to recognise the contribution of Ireland’s frontline workers in the emergency and security services has taken place in Dublin’s city centre. About 1,500 of emergency service workers and their vehicles took part in a parade from Parnell Square to Dublin Castle shortly after noon today as part of the celebrations.In 2018, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced that the first Saturday in September every year will celebrate Irish frontline workers so they can get the public recognition “they so rightly deserve.”Previously, members of frontline services had been arranging their own parade, but groups came to the government in 2018 to ask for the day to be officially recognised. Source: Irish Red Cross/Twitter https://jrnl.ie/4800280 Short URL Charlie Byrne from Terenure, Dublin using his own gun and helmet in support of Sgt Aine Power of the Garda Armed Support Unit. Image: Eamonn Farrell Share17 Tweet Email The march was followed by a skills display at Dublin Castle where members of the public got to see vehicles and equipment up close. Source: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie Sgt Brendan McCarthy from the 2nd Cavalry recon unit explaining his undercover role to members of the public. Source: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie Seb Corkrey (11) from Ashtown learning how to fire a 120mm mortar, from Gunner O’Reilly, of the Irish Defence Forces. Source: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie CJ Condron (6) from Artane, Dublin, learning how to carry out CPR, from Liam Fox of the St. John Ambulance Service. Source: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie 19,480 Views Charlie Byrne from Terenure, Dublin using his own gun and helmet in support of Sgt Aine Power of the Garda Armed Support Unit. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: Civil Defence IRL/Twitter In Photos: Hundreds march to celebrate work of emergency and security services About 1,500 of emergency service workers and their vehicles took part in the parade. @DubCivilDefence participated in the @NatServicesDay parade from Parnell Street to Dame Street and the Static Display in Dublin Castle. Over 20 Full Time and Voluntary Services we’re involved. #civildefence #volunteers #NationalServicesDay pic.twitter.com/cZ0eH3ANbG— Civil Defence IRL (@CivilDefenceIRL) September 7, 2019 20 Comments Source: Garda Info/Twitter NATIONAL SERVICES DAY – DUBLIN CASTLE #NationalServicesDay pic.twitter.com/vghb70u1wa— Garda Info (@gardainfo) September 7, 2019 Image: Eamonn Farrelllast_img read more

Netflix vs Hulu Which has the best price original shows and bundles

Netflix vs Hulu Which has the best price original shows and bundles

first_img 2 Share your voice Hulu (No Ads) Live TV from dozens of channels plus HD on-demand Netflix’s random play button is what we’ve all been waiting for Beyoncé documentary Homecoming hits Netflix Every new show and movie on Hulu: May 2019 Disney Plus discounted bundle likely with Hulu and ESPN Plus Save on Netflix, Amazon Video, HBO and Spotify with these cord-cutter credit cards On-demand HD movies and shows $16 Which streaming service ‘wins’?With the recent changes at Hulu, it seems we need to adopt a wait-and-see attitude to the breadth of its catalog during 2019. But with the price decrease and the Spotify bundle, it’s certainly an easier financial pill to swallow than ever before. See Hulu plansSee Hulu + Spotify bundleUnlike music streaming services, which pretty much all have the same catalogs, video streaming can offer different and sometimes complementary content. If you can afford both then you should — and at $20 a month total it’s still relatively affordable, especially if you’ve already cut the cable cord.  If we had to choose only one, however, then Netflix wins, and that’s mostly based on the strength of its original content. If the price creeps any further north it seems that people may start looking for cheaper alternatives, and Hulu is perfectly positioned to take advantage of that. See Netflix plansOriginally published April 18.Update, April 20: Now includes more information including the number of TV episodes available on Hulu. $6 Netflix standard 1 $10 Netflix basic No 4 No The user interfaces of Hulu (left) and Netflix (right). Sarah Tew/CNET With its more than 140 million subscribers and seemingly just as many new shows to watch every week, Netflix is now the Kleenex of the streaming video world. But does it necessarily represent the best value?There are plenty of competitors looking to usurp Netflix’s place, and one of the most popular is Hulu. The now mainly Disney-owned streaming service has made some recent moves to better compete against Netflix. Hulu has lowered its base price and lured music fans with bundles including Spotify — and it even courts Game of Thrones devotees with an HBO add-on.If you’re hoping to save on your bills, you might be looking to cut back on the number of subscriptions you pay for every month. Both Hulu and Netflix allow you to access more TV shows and movies than you could ever possibly watch. If you had to lose one to save money, which would it be? Or is there a way to reduce costs but continue to use both? Let’s take a look. The comparisons below include links to sign-up for the services in question. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of services featured on this page.  No Hulu Yes (two devices) Monthly price Related Links Hulu with Live TV $45 Service No Read more Yes (four devices) Offline viewingcenter_img On-demand HD/UHD movies and shows.  1 Hulu + Spotify bundle* $12 Comments Streaming services compared What you get 2 On-demand HD movies and shows ad-free On-demand HD movies and shows ad-supported On-demand SD movies and shows  On-demand HD movies and shows ad-supported plus full Spotify music library TVs Media Streamers *Hulu/Spotify bundle is a limited-time offer that runs through June 10. See Spotify and Hulu $10 bundle offer: Everything you need to know for complete details.What’s the monthly fee?While many services are jacking prices, Hulu has made moves in recent months in the other direction. The service went from $8 to $6 earlier this year for its basic service with ads. The $12 ad-free version stayed at the same price, while the live TV option went up by $5.  Then there’s the new Spotify Hulu bundle. If you get a Spotify Premium music subscription for the $10-a-month fee, you can get basic Hulu (a $6 value) for free. You can sign up for both at the Hulu site here or you can enter your existing Hulu details. In comparison, the $13 subscription is Netflix’s most popular plan since it offers high-definition video and the ability to stream two things at once. Netflix’s Premium option may be worthwhile if you have a fancy 4K HDR TV you want to show off, or a big household that needs more than two streams. Simultaneous streams Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. $13 Tags Yes (one device) 1 $9 1 32 Disney Plus streaming service: Release date, price, shows and movies to expect The best way to get Netflix, YouTube and more onto an old TV Spotify and Hulu $10 bundle offer: Everything you need to know Best live TV streaming services for cord cutters Disney Hulu Netflix Netflix premium 04-netflix-versus-huluThe Netflix interface on iOS. Sarah Tew/CNET How many shows and movies do they offer? Netflix doesn’t publicize the amount of content on its service, but one 2018 report suggested Netflix offers 1,569 TV shows and 4,010 movies. We reached out to Netflix for further clarification, but it hasn’t yet responded.Hulu, on the other hand, told CNET that it has more than 85,000 TV episodes available for viewing. If you wanted to compare apples to apples, an older 2016 report claims Hulu had 2,900 TV series and over 2,500 films. More important than the sheer amount of content is the two services’ different approaches. Hulu offers more traditional TV than Netflix and draws mainly from NBC, ABC, Fox, CBS, PBS and Discovery. (CBS is CNET’s parent company.)Netflix also owns distribution rights to most movie studios as well as TV programming from the likes of NBC, CBS, Warner Brothers and a lot of Disney content, but its strongest draw is its original content.It’s worth noting that shows and movies come and go from streaming services all the time. The only thing you can really count on is for original programming to stick around (though shows may still get cancelled).06-netflix-versus-huluThe Handmaid’s Tale is a Hulu exclusive. Sarah Tew/CNET What are the original programs like? Netflix wins hands-down. Its selection of original content is a seemingly inexhaustible firehose. The company garnered an Oscar win for the film Roma, and some of its best shows include Orange Is the New Black, Black Mirror, Stranger Things, Jessica Jones, Russian Doll, Queer Eye and House of Cards. Netflix also has its own Fyre Festival documentary and plenty of true crime content to boot. Netflix allows you to stream all episodes of new shows immediately, instead of doling one episode out per week like Hulu and most other traditional providers.Hulu is no slouch at originals either, but it’s no Netflix. The jewel in Hulu’s crown is undoubtedly The Handmaid’s Tale, arguably one of the best shows of the past few years. Hulu does have a number of lower-profile programs that have garnered some critical praise including Shrill, Pen15 and the Fyre Fraud documentary. If you don’t have cable (and don’t live in the UK) it’s also one of the only places you can watch critic favorite Killing Eve. ROMANetflix’s Roma won Best Foreign Film at the 2019 Academy Awards. Carlos Somonte How will Disney change Hulu?Disney’s recent purchases of Fox and AT&T’s share of Hulu means Disney now owns two-thirds of the streaming service. Disney has hinted at plans to turn Hulu into an adult-centric counterpart of its newly announced Disney Plus service. What does this mean about non-Disney content on Hulu? After the announcement of the AT&T buyout Hulu, CEO Randy Freer said: “WarnerMedia will remain a valued partner to Hulu for years to come as we offer customers the best of TV, live and on demand, all in one place.” In addition, Comcast still owns a part share (unless Disney buys it out) and Disney Plus itself isn’t due until the end of 2019. So you’ll want to binge those episodes of ER (Warner and AT&T) and Brooklyn Nine Nine (Fox, now NBC) while you still can.last_img read more

Look at Ricky Ponting Sourav Ganguly lashes out at BCCI over conflict

Look at Ricky Ponting Sourav Ganguly lashes out at BCCI over conflict

first_imgFormer Indian captain Sourav Ganguly, who has been a vocal critic of the BCCI no conflict diktat, has once again hit out at the board for not being practical with the clause and for using it in a way which is detrimental to Indian cricket. He also said that there should be clarity in the way this clause is used.Speaking at a promotional event, Ganguly said: “I wouldn’t say an exception should be made to the rule (but) the rule has to be practical. And what is conflict of interest? Today Rahul Dravid is appointed NCA head and there are issues about his conflict of interest of his job with India Cements. So you got to be practical on that, you never know whether you would become NCA head or no.”Ganguly cites Rahul Dravid’s example Sourav GangulySUJIT JAISWAL/AFP/GettyIt needs to be said that Rahul Dravid—who is the Head of Cricket at the National Cricket Academy and holds a post with India Cements that own an IPL franchise—was cleared of a conflict of interest charge by CoA earlier this month.Also,  However, the former Indian captain has cited the example of Ricky Ponting and how he juggles between different rules and how Cricket Australia has given him flexibility.”Look at Ricky Ponting, he coaches Australia, he is commentating in the Ashes and now in the month of April next year he will be with Delhi Capitals. I don’t consider this as conflict of interest; because these are all skill-based. You don’t decide whether you commentate, coach or (be) part of a franchisee. You get picked by people because of your skill, and I don’t think it can be a conflict. It (what accounts for conflict of interest) has to be a bit more precise. Otherwise, everything is going to be conflict,” Ganguly observed. Ricky PontingReutersApparently, when Dravid was charged under this conflict of interest clause, Ganguly had put out a Tweet which questioned the very basis. ‘God help Indian cricket’, was what the former Indian captain had said. Many former Indian cricketers, which include Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman have all been questioned under this conflict of interest charge.last_img read more

Etihad Airways and Sydney Opera House renew partnership

Etihad Airways and Sydney Opera House renew partnership

first_imgSydney Opera House CEO Louise Herron AM and Etihad Airways General Manager Australia and New Zealand Sarah Built celebrate the partnership renewal flanked by Etihad Airways cabin crew.Etihad Airways and the Sydney Opera House today announced the extension of their Major Partnership for a further five years.The extension will take Etihad Airways well into the Opera House’s Decade of Renewal – launched in its 40th Anniversary year in 2013 to ensure the World Heritage-listed ‘masterpiece of human creativity’ continues to inspire new generations of audiences and visitors.Today’s announcement comes at an exciting time for Etihad Airways and Australia’s number-one tourist destination.In addition to being named Air Transport World’s Airline of the Year 2016, Etihad Airways was last year voted World’s Leading Airline for the seventh consecutive year.The Abu Dhabi-based airline is also rapidly increasing its global footprint through groundbreaking innovations in product and service, major investments in destination marketing, and brand campaigns.Meanwhile, Opera House Renewal is well underway, from a suite of building projects that will touch all four corners of Jørn Utzon’s masterpiece to a renewed focus on integrating the experience audiences and visitors enjoy at the Opera House – transformative arts and culture, the greatest contemporary and classical music, inspirational speakers, creative shows for children and families, insightful tours and incredible Australian cuisine.Under the terms of the new deal, Etihad Airways will continue as the Sydney Opera House’s Major Partner and Opening Nights Presenting Partner. The airline will support Opera House programming by flying guest artists and performing arts companies to Sydney from across its extensive network of 116 international destinations.It will also leverage its investment in Australian tourism – through its partnership with Tourism Australia – to bring more visitors to Sydney and to the Sydney Opera House.NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant said: “The Sydney Opera House is a world-renowned performance venue and continuing a partnership with the award-winning global airline Etihad Airways makes perfect sense.“I would like to congratulate both the Sydney Opera House and Etihad Airways on this agreement that will deliver countless benefits to both organisations.“The Sydney Opera House has attracted commercial sponsorship in a way that has brought serious innovation and investment in Australia’s most recognised building while maintaining its heritage and integrity.”Sydney Opera House CEO Louise Herron AM said: “We began our partnership in the Opera House’s 40th Anniversary year, which was an important milestone for us. Three years on we are now seeing huge momentum across Renewal, so this is the perfect time for us to explore how we can continue to work together, building on our shared commitment to Australia and its central role in global culture and the arts.”Etihad Airways General Manager Australia and New Zealand Sarah Built said extending the partnership with Sydney Opera House for another five years underscored the airline’s commitment to Australian tourism and to the arts and culture worldwide.“The partnership with the Sydney Opera House, one of the world’s architectural wonders, is especially significant for Etihad Airways.“Together with the five-year, $30 million deal we signed with Tourism Australia last year, it multiplies our efforts to promote travel to Australia and to elevate Sydney’s profile as one of the world’s great tourist and cultural destinations in key markets.“It also increases our investment in Australia’s cultural sector enabling us to support the programming of arts and entertainment experiences that enrich the lives of local citizens as well as visitors to the city.“The partnership is a natural fit because both organisations share many of the same values, including a shared passion for excellence and inspirational guest experiences.” Sydney Opera House Etihad Airways Source = Sydney Opera Houselast_img read more

Album of the Year Shawn Mendes Group of the Year

Album of the Year Shawn Mendes Group of the Year

first_imgAlbum of the Year: Shawn MendesGroup of the Year: ArkellsBreakthrough Artist of the Year: BulowCountry Album of the Year: “We Were That Song” by Brett KisselR&B/Soul Recording of the Year: “Being Human in Public” by Jessie ReyezCanadian Music Hall of Fame inductee: Corey HartFan Choice: Avril LavigneThe Canadian Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The following awards were handed out Sunday night on the Juno Awards broadcast: A list of Juno Award winners from the broadcast by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 17, 2019 7:11 pm PDTlast_img