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China’s factory output, retail sales weaken amid tariff war

China’s factory output, retail sales weaken amid tariff war

BEIJING — China’s factory output and consumer spending weakened in April as a tariff war with Washington intensified.Wednesday’s data prompted suggestions Beijing will need to prop up economic growth with more government spending.Government data showed growth in factory output decelerated to 5.4 per cent over a year earlier from March’s 8.5 per cent growth.Growth in retail sales declined to 7.2 per cent over a year ago from the previous month’s 8.7 per cent.Manufacturers have been battered by President Donald Trump’s tariff hikes on Chinese imports. The escalating dispute has fueled unease among Chinese consumers, depressing domestic demand.The Associated Press

Sri Lanka Georgia conclude first session of political consultations

Sri Lanka Georgia conclude first session of political consultations

The discussions broadly focused on bilateral trade and investment, and envisaged cooperation in the areas of culture, science and technology, education, agriculture, including tourism. Sri Lanka’s reconciliation process and shared issues of interest at the regional and multilateral fora, were also discussed. In reaffirming the close ties of friendship between Sri Lanka and Georgia, both sides agreed to further build on the momentum generated through the first session of formal consultations, and follow-up on discussions, and regularly review progress. The Sri Lanka delegation was led by Mrs. Grace Asirwatham, Additional Secretary (Economic Affairs & Trade, Middle East & Africa and West) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.David Jalagania was accompanied by officials of the Department for Asia, Africa, Australia and Pacific Rim of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia. On the Sri Lankan side, representatives of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Internal Affairs, Wayamba Development and Cultural Affairs, Higher Education and Highways, Tourism Development & Christian Religious Affairs, including the Department of Commerce, Board of Investment, Sri Lanka Export Development Board participated. (Colombo Gazette) The inaugural political consultations were preceded by the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Political Consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka and Georgia. The consultations between the two countries served as the first formal process to comprehensively review the bilateral relationship of nearly eighteen years since 1998. The First Session of Political Consultations between Sri Lanka and Georgia was held from 3-4 August 2016 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Colombo, the Foreign Ministry said today. The second session of Political Consultations will be held in Georgia in the second quarter of 2017.Deputy Foreign Minister and head of the Georgian delegation David Jalagania called on Esala Weerakoon, Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and discussed the status of Sri Lanka – Georgia bilateral relations and the way forward. The delegation also had a focused meeting with senior officials of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka. read more

Horowpathana school principal arrested

Horowpathana school principal arrested

The principal of a school in Horowpathana was arrested for accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000 from a parent.The principal had accepted the bribe to enroll a child into a class. Officers of the Bribery Commission had arrested the principal.

1 dead another injured in Soesdyke stabbing altercation

1 dead another injured in Soesdyke stabbing altercation

One man was fatally stabbed while another is injured following an argument at Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara (EBD) on Sunday evening.The identity of the dead man is still to be determined but according to information received, he had just left a wedding house in the area when he got into an argument with a group of men.This publication was informed that the argument quickly escalated into a scuffle and then the deadly attack.The now dead man suspected to be a resident of Soesdyke EBD, was stabbed several times about the body including his abdomen.The injured man was reportedly stabbed twice and is a patient at the Georgetown public hospital.INews was informed that two persons including a member of the community policing group were arrested and are assisting with investigations.Meanwhile, persons in the area are accusing the members of the policing group of also beating the now dead man.One woman told this publication that the now dead young man was placed in the police vehicle but later jumped out.He was allegedly left on the roadway until another police vehicle responded to the report.He was then taken to the diamond diagnostic center where he was pronounced dead.Investigations are ongoing. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedUPDATE: Victim in Soesdyke fatal stabbing identified as teenagerJuly 9, 2018In “Crime”Teen’s fatal stabbing at Soesdyke…CPG member further detainedJuly 13, 2018In “Crime”Man stabbed to death at bar in SoesdykeJuly 19, 2015In “Crime” read more

Boart Longyear supporting ADIAs DRILL 2014

Boart Longyear supporting ADIAs DRILL 2014

first_imgBoart Longyear, the global provider of integrated drilling services, equipment and performance tooling, will be the major sponsor of the Australian Drilling Industry Association’s (ADIA) DRILL 2014 conference on August 19 and 20 at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre in Gold Coast, Queensland. Held every two years, DRILL is Australia’s only national drilling conference.“The drilling industry has increased its focus on efficiency and productivity. However, historically the industry has been cautious when adapting to new technologies and methods,” said Kent Hoots, Senior Vice President of Boart Longyear’s Products division. “As the major sponsor of ADIA’s DRILL 2014, our goal is to bring innovation to the forefront and challenge others to do so as well.”Hoots is a featured speaker at DRILL 2014 with his presentation Utilising innovation to drive productivity on-site. Also, as the major sponsor Boart Longyear will greet trade show visitors front and centre on the exhibition floor. Boart Longyear will be showcasing a variety of new and recently released performance tooling and drilling equipment, including but not limited to the LM™110 underground diamond coring rig; Drill Control Interface (DCi™) ; TruCore ™ core orientation tool; BLH™ DTH Hammers; and Quick Descent™ Roller Latch™.As Australia’s only drilling conference, ADIA’s DRILL 2014 features key decision makers from multiple drilling sectors. These sectors include groundwater, minerals exploration, geotechnical/environmental, horizontal directional drilling (HDD) and coal seam gas (CSG). See http://drillconference.org/last_img read more

La NASA retient 30 innovations pour lexploration spatiale

La NASA retient 30 innovations pour lexploration spatiale

first_imgLa NASA retient 30 innovations pour l’exploration spatialeLa NASA a annoncé hier avoir retenu 30 innovations spatiales inédites destinées à faire évoluer l’exploration spatiale.En 1998, l’Agence spatiale américaine avait lancé le programme “Nasa Institute for Advanced Concepts” (NIAC), interrompu pendant trois ans en 2007 puis rétabli dans le budget 2011. Grâce à lui, la Nasa espère pouvoir atteindre ses objectifs stratégiques et a annoncé hier la fin de la première étape. En effet, elle a expliqué avoir retenu 30 idées novatrices dans le domaine de l’aérospatiale, concernant aussi bien la production électrique, la propulsion que l’avionnique, par exemple. À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESA”Ces concepts innovateurs ont le potentiel de se concrétiser en des capacités dont la Nasa a besoin pour améliorer l’exécution de ses missions spatiales en cours”, a expliqué dans un communiqué Bobby Braun, le responsable de ce programme à la Nasa. Ils pourront également “déboucher sur des percées technologiques nécessaires pour mener à bien des missions futures difficiles dans l’espace”, a-t-il ajouté.Parmi les projets retenus qui recevront chacun 100.000 euros, on trouve par exemple des idées pour détourner des débris orbitaux, de nouveaux systèmes de propulsion, un scaphandre spatial avec un système de stabilisation pour faciliter le travail des astronautes en microgravité ainsi qu’une imprimante en trois dimensions permettant de créer un avant-poste sur une autre planète comme Mars, rapporte TV5monde. Le 9 août 2011 à 14:58 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Man Creates Playable Organ From Furby Bodies Summons Satan Dooms Humanity

Man Creates Playable Organ From Furby Bodies Summons Satan Dooms Humanity

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. There is an organ made out of furbies. That is 1) a thing that exists and 2) a thing that this is absolutely terrifying. There are 44 of these little guys in all, and with the flip of a switch, they all come whirring to life with mangled, grotesque voices and eerie, uncoordinated movements.A bit into it, YouTuber Samm Battle of Look Mum No Computer, shows off the ability to control all of them simultaneously. At first forcing their little beak-y faces to hold a specific note, which is as demonic-sounding and blood-curdling as it sounds. With an early 00s English punk affect, Battle explains that he’s been working on this technological terror for seven years. And that definitely shows.As the video gets going, Battle makes a number of cracks about the toys *actually* being self-aware before busting out the one true composer furby and getting to work playing some basic tunes. The lil’ furbs speak between the notes they’re called to sing, so, the whole thing is a bit otherworldly, with discordant furbish tones mixed into chopped up phrased all starting and stopping on a dime. It’s some really creepy shit.Check out the full video above (or, y’know, don’t and save your soul). You’ll also get some behind-the-scenes footage of Battle hacking apart furbies, and then soldering all of them to a controller board, and running that assembly straight through his electric organ keyboard.This is an unabashed monstrosity. An unholy concoction only fit to summon the evil denizens of hell to wage war against all that is good and kind. When you look into their eyes you can see the visage of pure suffering and know that you’re the cosmic miracle of human existence is finite. This is proof positive that humans have gone way too far. We are messing with forces that cannot be controlled. And, while furbies may not be actually alive, they’re bot like enough that I’m confident that when the robots come for our blood, they will use this video as evidence of our transgressions.Plus, those bots will probably have some demon helpers. You can’t have an organ like that and not summon demons, plus robots can’t be possessed so far as we know, so there’s no chance of demons corrupting the bots and taking control. Nope. Instead, because of Battle’s grotesque experimentation, we will no doubt be forced into a war against terrifying machines from the future and the most sadistic evil beings from all known and unknown realities and dimensions.This is the face of the apocalypse. May god have mercy on us all.last_img read more

FortisTCI Donates 8000 to South Regatta Committee

FortisTCI Donates 8000 to South Regatta Committee

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 1, 2017 – South Caicos – The countdown is now on to the 50th anniversary of the Big South Regatta. The dates announced by the Tourist Board for the event are May 25-28, 2017.The festivities planned for the South Caicos Regatta will begin with the Little Ms. Regatta pageant on the 25th, followed by the Ms. Regatta pageant on the 26th. The sailing and boat races will take place on Saturday, along with basketball games, domino tournaments, junkanoo, donkey races and more.A cheque of $8,000 was presented to the South Regatta committee from FortisTCI to fund the sailing activities that will take place at the event in South Caicos. The Financial Vice President of FortisTCI, Ruth Forbes, said that the donation is in hopes of getting more people to participate and to remind the people of Turks and Caicos that the South Regatta is an important part of their history.The South Regatta is a traditional event that dates back to 1966, following an official visit from The Queen. Bill Clare informed that when the Queen visited the island, she arrived on the Brittania. When she was departing, approximately 30 local sloops hoisted their sails and sailed past the Brittania. From that event, the South Regatta committee was formed to commemorate the visit of the Queen.#magneticmedianews#fortistcidonatestosouthregatta Related Items:#fortistcidonatestosouthregatta, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Delhi man kills cow to trigger communal tensions nabbed after 2 months

Delhi man kills cow to trigger communal tensions nabbed after 2 months

first_img(Representational image)Twitter/@CowoftheDay1Imran, a resident of Asarfia Masjid Nagar in Ghaziabad, was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly killing a cow to trigger communal tensions in the NCR.On the day of Holi (March 21), Imran and his associates – Parvez, Lukman and Inshallam – had allegedly killed a cow in Harsh Vihar and scattered the mutilated body near the boundary wall of Arora farms. The incident made many protest against the slaughter. However, before the protests became violent, law enforcement managed to bring it down. The police also spoke to the elders of both the communities to gain their confidence and get them to help into not escalating the issue.The police began to investigate the matter and managed to nab Imran’s associates. They were not able to find Imran since he was on the run. A reward of Rs 25,000 was announced on information on Imran. The associates confessed that the cow slaughter was Imran’s doing and he had killed the animal in the early hours of March 21 and scattered the body parts.It was difficult to catch Imran because he kept moving from Delhi to Uttar Pradesh and at one point, he even fled to Uttarakhand.However, the police managed to catch him from Harsh Vihar and he confessed to his crimes. He said that he managed to procure the bovine animal easily since his family is involved in buying and selling of cattle.Imran is no stranger to arrests. In 2016, he was charged under Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act for poisoning and killing a buffalo. A case was registered against him in the same year under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, reports India Today.last_img read more

House Passes Four Maternal Mortality Bills

House Passes Four Maternal Mortality Bills

first_img Share Texas Tribune Tentatively approved, House Bill 9, will direct the state’s Task Force on Maternal Mortality and Morbidity to continue studying pregnancy complications and maternal deaths until 2023.House lawmakers tentatively approved a series of bills Monday aimed at helping Texas curb its unusually high rate of women dying less than a year after childbirth.The primary measure, House Bill 9, would direct the state’s Task Force on Maternal Mortality and Morbidity to continue studying pregnancy complications and maternal deaths until 2023. Last year, a study in the medical journal Obstetrics and Gynecology revealed that Texas’ maternal mortality rate had nearly doubled between 2010 and 2014. State task force data shows that between 2011 and 2012, 189 Texas mothers died less than a year after giving birth, mostly from heart disease, drug overdoses and high blood pressure. State Rep. Cindy Burkett, R-Sunnyvale and the bill’s author, said giving the task force more time to make recommendations on how to prevent those types of health issues in pregnant women and new moms would help save lives and lower costs Medicaid, the joint federal-state health insurance programs for the poor and disabled. “As in many things, prevention is better and often cheaper,” Burkett said.HB 9 charges task force members with finding solutions to help Texas women struggling with postpartum depression; looking at what other states are doing on maternal care; and examining health disparities and socioeconomic status among mothers dying in Texas. The measure still needs one more House vote. The Senate passed a similar bill on July 24. Both chambers will likely head into conference committee to reconcile the two measures. The maternal mortality bill’s passage comes as state legislators quickly approach the halfway point of a 30-day special legislative session that started July 18. Gov. Greg Abbott‘s 20-item agenda for legislators — along with extending the lifespan of the maternal mortality task force — includes a bill that would restrict bathroom use for transgender people; one that would require voters to approve property tax increases above a certain threshold; and another that would prohibit insurance companies from covering abortions unless they are medically necessary.House lawmakers gave initial approval to three related measures on Monday: House Bill 10 and House Bill 11 give the task force more guidance on what to study, including giving financial incentives to managed care organizations that have good postpartum outcomes, and comparing rates of pregnancy-related deaths and postpartum depression among women of varying socioeconomic status. House Bill 28 would add a labor and delivery nurse to the task force. last_img read more

CM to inaugurate new bust of Vidyasagar today

CM to inaugurate new bust of Vidyasagar today

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will inaugurate a new bust of Pandit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar on Tuesday, nearly a month after the vandalisation of the bust at Vidyasagar College by suspected BJP supporters.Two programmes related to the reinstallation of the bust will be held on Tuesday. Banerjee will pay floral tribute to the bust of Vidyasagar at a ceremonial programme at Hare School Ground in College Street. She will then walk from there to Vidyasagar College on Bidhan Sarani to attend another programme for reinstallation of the bust, which will be transported to Vidyasagar College from Hare School. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataWriters, artistes and other eminent persons have been invited to attend the programme by the state department of Higher Education. It was May 14 when BJP supporters participating in an election campaign rally of their national party president Amit Shah allegedly vandalised the bust. The new bust is made of bronze. The one that had been vandalised was made of plaster of Paris. Banerjee will also inaugurate a bronze statue of Vidyasagar that will be installed on the footpath in front of Vidyasagar College facing Bidhan Sarani. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateCalcutta University has already deferred the practical examinations of a semester paper of biochemistry that were scheduled to be held at Vidyasagar College on June 11 and 12. The examinations will now be held on June 13 and 14. The biochemistry laboratory of the college is located at the old building on Bidhan Sarani. “The examinations have been deferred to ensure that there is no inconvenience to the examinees,” a senior college official said. An official in the Higher Education department reasoned that the programme is being held at the Hare School ground so that traffic on Bidhan Sarani does not get choked by any means.last_img read more

Fox News anchor gets hilariously schooled by the Dictionary for transphobic phrase

Fox News anchor gets hilariously schooled by the Dictionary for transphobic phrase

first_imgTrans people tweet about transgender privilege to reveal what their reality is likeChristine Hallquist is the first trans person nominated for Governor in the USFirst trans governor nominee Christine Hallquist is receiving death threatsRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/fox-news-anchor-schooled-dictionary-transphobic-phrase/ Thanks @ChelseaClinton – we’re so excited by the letters of support we’re receiving from across the country everyday! Together, we’ll realign America’s moral compass.-ChristinePronouns: she, her, hers https://t.co/qupR2dCFIA— Christine Hallquist (@christineforvt) August 15, 2018The best comeback, though, was definitely the Dictionary.They simply tweeted: ‘Tansgender is an adjective, not a noun.’Boom.Transgender is an adjective, not a noun. https://t.co/LixUm5PIdr https://t.co/2m2UUTkuXv— Dictionary.com (@Dictionarycom) August 15, 2018In a statement to The Wrap, Earhardt explained the gaffe, though she never actually apologized.‘I was responding to the reporter’s comments when I moved too quickly and couldn’t recall Christine Hallquist’s name,’ she said.‘As a person of faith, I sincerely promise I never ever meant anything derogatory and I am sorry it may have come off that way.’More from Gay Star NewsOver 78,000 transgender Americans might not be able to vote this NovemberSharice Davids could be first US lesbian Native American congresswomanRecord high number of LGBTI people running for public office in USGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Ainsley Earhardt was discussing the historic win of Christine Hallquist in Vermont. Hallquist is the first transgender person to win a nomination in a gubernatorial race for a major party in the United States.‘In Vermont it was all about Bernie Sanders, and they nominated the first transgender candidate for Governor,’ said Fox & Friends co-host Griff Jenkins.Then it happened.‘That transgender beat a 14 year old!’ she replied. ‘They didn’t have an age limit, so the 14-year-old said, I’m going to run! Ran in the primary, didn’t win.’“that transgender” pic.twitter.com/1l8FPOE2s4— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) August 15, 2018A lot of people were unimpressed with the remark.Oof is right | Photo: Twitter @revrrlewisOh no you didn’tChelsea Clinton also tweeted in response, giving Hallquist’s name and a link to her campaign page.Her name is Christine Hallquist. More about her here: https://t.co/6zaFuDnecO https://t.co/LaLYrOJp74— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) August 15, 2018Hallquist thanked her for the support and gave her pronouns too. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) When a Fox News anchor made an off-handed transphobic remark, she had no idea she would get schooled by the ultimate authority on language: the Dictionary.center_img GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Earhardt (center) discussing Hallquist | Photo: Twitter @reverrlewislast_img read more

Google Cloud Launches Blockchain Toolkit to help developers build apps easily

Google Cloud Launches Blockchain Toolkit to help developers build apps easily

first_imgGoogle Cloud launched new Blockchain tools for developers on Monday, as a result of a collaboration with a DLT (distributed ledger technology) startup to help developers easily build apps. Google seems to take inspiration from AWS. Amazon’s cloud company partnered with Hyperledger Fabric earlier this year, introducing Blockchain templates which, allow developers to launch Ethereum apps without needing to write all the code required to create a smart contract. Digital Asset, a Blockchain platform services run by former JPMorgan executive Blythe Masters, will provide a software development kit to developers working on Google cloud. Along with this, Digital Asset Modeling Language (DAML), a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) program will also be made available to developers. The DAML PaaS program is now available through Google Cloud’s Orbitera Application Marketplace. According to Leonard Law, Head of Financial Services Platform at Google Cloud, “DLT has great potential to benefit customers not just in the financial services industry, but across many industries, and we’re excited to bring these developer tools to Google Cloud.” Blythe Masters, CEO of Digital Asset, also mentioned that the company is partnering with Google Cloud to provide a full stack solution to developers “so they can unleash the potential for web-paced innovation in Blockchain”. This, in turn, will help developers and organizations overcome some of the most common technical barriers to DLT application development today. With the arrival of the new Blockchain toolkit, developers will be able to easily manage the distributed systems for financial applications, games, etc. Read Next Oracle makes its Blockchain cloud service generally available Blockchain can solve tech’s trust issues – Imran Bashirlast_img read more

Protestor convicted for vandalism during protests against Moín port

Protestor convicted for vandalism during protests against Moín port

first_imgA labor leader from the Caribbean province of Limón was convicted this week on vandalism charges resulting from street protests staged in 2010 against the construction of a new port there.A court in that province found Paulina Briones Mora guilty on Tuesday of setting a semi trailer on fire. Judges sentenced her to five years in prison, however she was released pending the final drafting of the ruling.Labor leaders and some politicians denounced the conviction, while the court said it would not allow vandalism during protests.In 2010, dock workers from Limón’s current ports and some local residents demonstrated to oppose the $1 billion port expansion project granted to Dutch company APM Terminals.Briones was the only defendant convicted out of 21 who stood trial. Three others missed their dates so the three-judge tribunal will hold a new, separate trial against them.All defendants were acquitted of the separate charges of resisting arrest and obstruction of public roads.Judges said they do not oppose citizens’ right to protest, but that they can’t “under any circumstance approve of acts of vandalism or public disorder.”César Campos Vásquez, owner of one of the five semi trailers burned by the mob on April 29, 2010, identified Briones as the person who got on his truck and instigated a group of demonstrators to set it on fire. He also identified the woman when police arrested her a few hours after the riots and then again at a photo lineup, judge Luis Diego Alpízar Marín explained.“She is the only one out of 24 defendants who was properly identified by a witness, and based on this evidence this tribual qualifies her participation in these acts as total and absolute,” reads part of the tribunal’s ruling.Broad Front Party legislator Gerardo Vargas Varela, a Limón representative, told the online daily El País Wednesday that the court’s ruling on Briones was a political act that represents the criminalization of social protests.“What hurts the most to all of us limonenses is realizing that those who murdered [environmentalist] Jairo Mora are still free on the streets. But Paulina, who was just standing up for Limón, was convicted,” a visibly upset Vargas stated.The lawmaker promised to help Briones.“Paulina you are not alone, we will fight to demonstrate your innocence,” he said. Facebook Comments Related posts:Costa Rican authorities investigate alleged payments to known criminals to stage violent protests in Caribbean port city Costa Rica’s Labor Ministry suspends talks with unions over port project after president’s picture burned More than 85 percent of Limón residents support new port terminal, poll claims Hurting the bottom line: Delays from dock strike have impact on businesslast_img read more

New research from Skyscanner reveals a third of tr

New research from Skyscanner reveals a third of tr

first_imgNew research from Skyscanner reveals a third of travellers (31%) felt an epidemic would put them off of a destination for longest with 21% citing a terrorist attack, 20%, civil unrest and 17%, a natural disaster.The research provides interesting reading for the Thai Tourist Board, who may be concerned that the unrest in Bangkok will have a negative impact on their tourist industry. When travellers were canvassed about how long it would be before they would go back to an affected destination, respondents would wait a full 12 months before travelling to a country affected by civil unrest.The survey, carried out on over 300 Skyscanner users showed they would wait the same length of time (12 months) to visit an area hit by an epidemic, while most tourists would feel comfortable returning to somewhere hit by natural disaster or terrorist attack, just three months after the event. Skyscanner’s flight search data supports the notion that recovery can come quickly. Despite experiencing a series of disasters over the last six years, including civil unrest and the tsumami, Thailand remains a very popular destination for UK visitors with flights to Bangkok rising 11 places in Skyscanner’s flight search index compared to 2009.Following flooding and mudslides that killed at least 42 on the popular holiday island of Madeira, interest in the destination immediately fell 37%. However, just two months on, flight searches are back up to pre-flood levels suggesting that tourists are undeterred.The swine flu outbreak in Mexico during April 2009 resulted in plummeting interest in the country. However, one year on, in April 2010, thoughts of swine flu appear to be long gone with flight searches up by a significant 164%.Evidence shows a disaster can actually lead to an increase of visitors in the long term due to raising the profile of a destination. New York, for example, claims that after an initial dip in tourists following 9/11, visitor figures ticked up and have now surpassed original numbers, with Ground Zero becoming a tourist attraction itself. The city of Madrid also reported a similar pattern with hotel bookings up, following the 2004 Madrid bombings.Barry Smith, Skyscanner Co-founder and Market Development Director commented:“Skyscanner typically sees an immediate fall in interest for any destination that is hit by disaster. But as long as that event is not sustained, we tend to see appetite for travel quickly recovering as the tourists return.”ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedTourism and the earthquake effectTourism and the earthquake effectProtests, earthquakes, terrorists and tourists: what puts you off travel for longest?Protests, earthquakes, terrorists and tourists: what puts you off travel for longest?Americans in Europe: Skyscanner reveals the hotspots for US visitorsAmericans in Europe: Skyscanner reveals the hotspots for US visitorslast_img read more

Eni made important gas discovery in block 6 updated

Eni made important gas discovery in block 6 updated

first_imgItaly’s energy giant Eni said that it made a lean gas discovery off the coast of Cyprus after drilling an exploratory well at Calypso, the target of exploration in block 6 of the island’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ).“The well, which was drilled in 2,074 meters of water depth reaching a final total depth of 3,827 meters, encountered an extended gas column in rocks of Miocene and Cretaceous age,” Eni said in a statement on its website on Thursday. “The Cretaceous sequence has excellent reservoir characteristics”.An analysis of data following a collection of fluids and rock samples revealed that Calypso “is a promising gas discovery and confirms the extension of the ‘Zohr like’ play” into the Cypriot EEZ, the company said.Lean gas, also known as dry gas, consists of more than 95 per cent methane and ethane as opposed to wet or rich gas, which contains more propane and butane.Earlier, energy minister Yiorgos Lakkotrypis said the new finding of Eni, which in 2015 announced the discovery of Zohr, a mammoth gas finding of the coast of Egypt, was “important”.“The news is positive,” Lakkotrypis said in a telephone interview. “Eni makes no public announcement if there is no discovery”.He added that the purity of Calypso’s gas in methane and ethane exceeds 99 per cent.The Italian energy firm, which owns 50 per cent the exploration and exploitation rights for block 6 in partnership with France’s Total, said “additional studies will be carried out to assess the range of the gas volumes in place and define further exploration and appraisal operations”.The minister also declined to comment about size of the finding, which according to a previous Cyprus Mail report, is estimated between 170 to 230 billion cubic meters (BCM) of natural gas, or 4.8 to 8.1 trillion cubic feet (tcf). By comparison, Aphrodite, discovered in 2011 and was until now, Cyprus’s single gas finding, contains only 4.5 tcf.Still, “the discovery means two things,” Lakkotrypis continued, “Quantities are added to our reserves (and) it is huge deposit news for those who will drill in the future”.It proved, which was re-affirmed with Onisiforos field, despite the negligible size of the finding, that there is an oil system similar to that of Zohr, Eni’s 2015 mammoth discovery off the coast of Egypt.The Italian hydrocarbon company has also 100 per cent of the rights for block 8. It is also part of a consortium with Total for block 11 and with South Korea’s KoGas for blocks 2, 3 and 9 of the EEZ.Eni’s drill ship is currently heading to Cuttlefish field, in block 3, for a new exploratory drill. In the second half of the year, the consortium of US ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum is scheduled to carry out two drillings in block 10. Important also for ExxonMobil which is set to launch drilling in the second half of the year, the minister said.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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