Panel to probe green breach by 2 U.P. colleges

first_imgFollowing a plea alleging dispute over demarcation, the National Green Tribunal has constituted a committee to decide whether two private engineering colleges have been constructed inside the Soor Sarovar bird sanctuary in Agra. Observing that there was a conflicting view on the issue, a Bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said, “On the one hand, the stand of the Agra District Magistrate is that the area is covered by the notification, on the other hand, without demarcation of the same, the State Environment Impact Assessment Authority has granted environmental clearance… thereby permitting the institutions to continue.” The committee, comprising of Principal Secretaries of the Revenue and Forest departments, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and the Chief Wildlife Warden of Uttar Pradesh, has been directed to ascertain whether the engineering colleges are within the area of wildlife sanctuary, as notified in March 1991. The directions came while the green panel was hearing a plea that challenged the construction of Anand Engineering College, Agra, and Hindustan Institute of Management and Technology within the Soor Sarovar Bird Sanctuary in Agra. The plea further sought demolition of the “illegal structure”, quashing of the environmental clearances granted and restoration of the area.last_img read more

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Seahawks Escape Lions, 13-10

first_imgSEATTLE — With one big punch, Kam Chancellor showed his importance to the Seattle Seahawks.With one little touch, K.J. Wright provided another Monday night controversy in the same end zone where the infamous “Fail Mary” took place.“Now that you look at it, we were fortunate,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll said.Chancellor knocked the ball free from Detroit wide receiver Calvin Johnson at the 1-yard line when it appeared the Lions were going to take the lead, and Seattle held on for a 13-10 win.With Detroit on the verge of capping a 91-yard drive with the go-ahead touchdown with less than two minutes remaining, Chancellor came from the side and punched the ball from Johnson’s arm as he was being tackled by Earl Thomas. It bounded into the end zone where it was guided over the back line by K.J. Wright for a touchback and Seattle’s ball at the 20.But Wright should have been called for an illegal bat for hitting the ball out of the end zone, NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino told NFL Network. The penalty would have given the ball back to Detroit at the Seattle 1.No flags were thrown and on the ensuing possession, Russell Wilson found Jermaine Kearse for 50 yards on third down. With Detroit out of timeouts, the Seahawks (2-2) ran off the final seconds of their second straight win.“The back judge was on the play and in his judgment he didn’t feel it was an overt act so he didn’t throw the flag,” Blandino said. “In looking at the replays it looked like a bat so the enforcement would be basically we would go back to the spot of the fumble and Detroit would keep the football.”Wright said he did not know the rule and was purposely guiding the ball over the end line. “That was definitely the thought process just to get the ball out of bounds and not try to catch it and fumble it and hit my foot and the Lions recover it,” Wright said.The non-call provided another memorable Monday night moment in Seattle. It was three years ago when replacement officials credited Golden Tate with a disputed touchdown reception on the final play in nearly the same spot as Seattle beat Green Bay.Now it was Tate, playing for Detroit, on the opposite side of a strange play in the Emerald City. Detroit (0-4) is off to its worst start since it also started 0-4 in 2010.“What can you do? You’re not going to cry about it that’s for sure,” Detroit coach Jim Caldwell said.It was an ugly performance by the home team, filled with offensive mistakes and two fourth-quarter fumbles by Wilson, the second returned 27 yards for a touchdown by Caraun Reid to pull Detroit to 13-10.But in the end, Seattle’s defense came through.Starting on their 9 with 6:23 remaining, the Lions converted a big third down on Tate’s 22-yard catch-and-run and reached the Seattle 46 with 3 minutes left on Ameer Abdullah’s 9-yard run. Matthew Stafford then zipped a pass to No. 3 tight end Tim Wright down the seam for 26 yards to the Seattle 20 with 2:30 remaining, placing it in-between Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and Chancellor.The Lions reached the Seattle 11 and on third-and-1, Stafford passed to an open Johnson. As he stretched for the goal line, Chancellor came across and knocked the ball free.“I (saw) a lot of brown ball so I attacked it, punched it and made a big play at the end,” Chancellor said. “When I punched it I (saw) it fly out and roll. It took forever. The ball was rolling for a long time.”Seattle has not allowed an offensive touchdown in the two games since Chancellor ended his holdout. It has forced 18 punts during that stretch.“Give us an inch and we protected it,” Thomas said. “It just feels so good. I think we just need games like this for us to come together.”Wilson was forced to be an escape artist as Seattle’s offensive line continued to struggle with protection. Wilson threw for 287 yards and rushed for another 40 yards, but was sacked six times. Wilson’s most memorable play was spinning free of two near sacks and finding Kearse for 34 yards in the second quarter, and then hitting Doug Baldwin on a 24-yard TD on the next play.“A win is a win but at the same time we tried to give it to them,” Baldwin said. “We can’t be doing that.”(TIM BOOTH, AP Sports Writer) TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Cizikas Powers Islanders Past Blue Jackets 3-0

first_imgCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Platooning two goalies is working out just fine for coach Barry Trotz and the surprising New York Islanders.Thomas Greiss took his turn Thursday night and responded by stopping 31 shots and picking up his fourth shutout of the season in a 3-0 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.The 33-year-old German improved to 17-8-2 and stayed neck-and-neck with teammate Robin Lehner, who is 17-9-4. The Islanders, who began the night three points ahead of Washington atop the Metropolitan Division, won for the fifth time in seven games.Greiss was outstanding in getting his 12th career shutout and third his last five starts, and the Islanders showed why they are tops in the NHL in keeping opponents’ pucks out of their net. Greiss lowered his goals-against average to 2.18 — second in the NHL to Lehner’s 2.08.“They’ve both been good, and we’ve been keeping them fresh,” Trotz said. “Both have responded, so there’s no reason to sort of ride one when we can probably ride both of them. We’ll see.”After turning away every Columbus shot, Greiss deflected the credit.“The boys make me look good out there,” he said. “Everybody is battling hard, a lot of blocked shots, no rebounds, so it was a great team win.”Casey Cizikas scored twice on breakaways, and Josh Bailey also had a goal for New York.Sergei Bobrovsky had 24 saves for the Blue Jackets, who are tied with Pittsburgh with 67 points but hold third place in the Metropolitan due to a game in hand. The loss was a letdown for Columbus, which seemed to have momentum after shutting out the Capitals by the same score on Tuesday.The Blue Jackets certainly had opportunities, but Greiss wasn’t having any of it.The first period ended with a 1-0 Islanders lead, thanks to Cizikas’ breakaway , set up by a stretch pass from Cal Clutterbuck 7:06 into the game.New York Islanders’ Tom Kuhnhackl, center, of Germany, skates between Columbus Blue Jackets’ Zach Werenski, left, and Markus Hannikainen, of Finland, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)Later, Columbus’ Josh Anderson got his own breakaway from the blue line but Greiss kept it out. Anderson broke away again later in the period but shot right at the goalie.“We had opportunities early to get back in the game, to tie it and we didn’t,” Columbus coach John Tortorella said.Cizikas got behind the defense again after a Columbus turnover and beat Bobrovsky between the pads to give New York a 2-0 lead at 5:50 of the second.“There’s not too many times you get two breakaways in a game,” Cizikas said, “It’s kind of rare, so I was able to capitalize on them and get some big goals. It was definitely nice.”Bailey found an open net after a rebound left Bobrovsky out of position with 41 seconds left in the second to extend the lead.New York has allowed just 136 goals, best in the NHL.“Whenever we go into a game with the two netminders that we have right now, we have a lot of confidence, and we believe in each other,” Cizikas said.NOTES: New York’s Anders Lee played his 400th career NHL game, all with the Islanders. … Columbus F Brandon Dubinsky missed his fifth game with a hip injury. He is day-to-day. … The Islanders are 10-2-2 in their last 14 games. … Columbus has killed 41 of 42 penalties dating back to Dec. 31.UP NEXT:Islanders: Host Edmonton in the regular season finale at Barclays Center on Saturday night.Blue Jackets: At Chicago on Saturday night.___By MITCH STACY , AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

LAFC lands Urena in MLS expansion draft

first_imgTransfers LAFC adds Blessing, Edwards and Urena in MLS expansion draft Ben Valentine @bvalentine14 Last updated 1 year ago 03:41 12/13/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Marcos Urena Costa Rica Transfers MLS Toronto Columbus Crew Sporting KC SJ Earthquakes Seattle Sounders The new Major League Soccer franchise continued to take shape Tuesday as it added five players to its roster ahead of its debut season The roster for the debut season of Los Angeles FC continued to come together Tuesday as the team made its selections in the MLS expansion draft, with goalkeeper Tyler Miller the first player chosen and Costa Rica international Marco Urena among the picks.LAFC, which will be coached in its debut season by former U.S. national team head coach and Swansea manager Bob Bradley, was able to select players who were left unprotected by the existing 20 MLS teams. Clubs were allowed to protect 11 players, with those on Generation Adidas and off-budget homegrown players exempt from the draft.LAFC was only allowed to select one player per club in the five-round draft. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The 2017 MLS Expansion Draft is complete!Here are @LAFC ‘s five selections. — Major League Soccer (@MLS) December 12, 2017 Miller, formerly of the Seattle Sounders, was the first selection in the draft, having played three games in his MLS career, with one coming in the 2017 postseason. Latif Blessing, the 20-year-old Ghanian attacker, was selected second from Sporting Kansas City. He scored three goals and added an assist in 25 games in his debut season in the league.Attacker Marco Urena, who scored a pair of goals for Costa Rica against the U.S. in their crucial World Cup qualifier in September, was selected third from the San Jose Earthquakes. The 27-year-old scored five goals and added three assists for the Earthquakes this season. Fullback Jukka Raitala was the fourth selection from the Columbus Crew. The 29-year-old Finland international played 28 games for the Crew in his first season in MLS, adding two assists. He also played in two of Columbus’ playoff games this season, starting one. MLS champion Toronto FC lost Raheem Edwards with the final pick of the expansion draft. The Ontario native had one goal and six assists in 21 games for TFC this season.LAFC made its first signing earlier this fall when it landed Mexico international Carlos Vela from Real Sociedad. Egypt international Omar Gaber has also signed on to become the team’s second player, with the right back being joined in defense by Walker Zimmerman, who was acquired in a trade with FC Dallas on Sunday.last_img read more

2 days agoChelsea manager Lampard: Hudson-Odoi ready for Champions League

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea manager Lampard: Hudson-Odoi ready for Champions Leagueby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea manager Frank Lampard says Callum Hudson-Odoi is ready to translate his domestic form into the Champions League.The 18-year-old capped off a fine performance against Newcastle United by helping to set up Marcos Alonso’s winner.Asked if Hudson-Odoi was ready to face Ajax on Wednesday, Lampard said: “I think he is but so are other players and with that comes my problem of selection for games as I have a competitive squad. Some are fresh to the Champions League and some have been here before, but just isolating Callum, his performance against Newcastle was huge signs of what we want to see.”We know the talent is there and it is great his contract is signed now, and the problems he gave Newcastle were things I really want to see consistently from him, which are end product and delivery to the box, getting at people and running behind.” last_img read more

World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli fastest captain from sub-continent to 50 ODI wins

first_img India Today Web Desk SouthamptonJune 6, 2019UPDATED: June 6, 2019 11:42 IST Virat Kohli fastest captain from sub-continent to 50 ODI wins. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli has led India to 50 wins in 69 ODI matches as captainVirat Kohli has a win percentage of 72.46 in ODIs as captainIndia began their 2019 World Cup campaign with an emphatic 6-wicket win over South AfricaVirat Kohli on Wednesday achieved yet another landmark in his celebrated career as the India skipper became the fastest captain from the sub-continent to lead the team to 50 victories.Virat Kohli, who took over from MS Dhoni as India’s limited-overs skipper in 2017, has needed 69 matches for 50 wins as captain. Kohli went past West Indies legend Vivian Richards who had got to the 50-win mark in 70 matches.West Indies great Clive Llyod holds the record for the fastest captain to 50 wins in ODIs as he got there in just 63 matches. Australia’s World Cup-winning skipper Ricky Ponting is also joint topper of the elite list. Late South Africa captain Hanse Cronje is second on the list after having reached the milestone in just 68 matches.Virat Kohli couldn’t have asked for a better occasion to achieve the feat as India romped to a 6-wicket win over South Africa in their World Cup 2019 campaign opener on Wednesday.While Rohit Sharma hit a well-paced hundred to give India the control during their 228-run chase, Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal were brilliant with the ball, picking up 6 wickets between them.Kohli came up with attacking plans as he picked both the wrist-spinners in the playing XI and put pressure on South Africa with three slips when Jasprit Bumrah was breathing fire after South Africa opted to bat.Kohli came up with some smart bowling changes and was pumped up on the field as he kept marshaling his troops with a lot of energy in their first match of World Cup 2019.advertisementProfessional performance; Kohli proud of India’s winSpeaking after the win, Kohl said India had come up with a complete performance and that he is happy to begin the World Cup campaign with a win.”The wait was very long and then you get a game like this where it was challenging throughout. From our point of view, it was important to start on the right note. We might not have had the run rate, but if you look at how the game went and how the pitch behaved, it was challenging,” Kohli said.Having begun his maiden World Cup campaign as captain with a win, Kohli would want to lay down an early marker with a good show against Australia when they take on the defending champions at The Oval in London on Sunday.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal power India to opening win over South AfricaAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Ziva Dhoni in the house as MS Dhoni joins forces with Rohit to beat South AfricaAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow ICC Cricket World CupFollow India vs South Africa World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli fastest captain from sub-continent to 50 ODI winsVirat Kohli became the third fastest cricketer to win 50 ODI matches as captain when he led India to a dominant victory over South Africa in their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 opener in Southampton on Sunday.advertisementlast_img read more

CM invites Harsh Vardhan to join antidengue drive

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday wrote to Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan urging the Central government to participate in the anti-dengue awareness campaign, ’10 Hafte 10 Baje 10 Minute’, to ensure the prevention of vector-borne diseases in the national capital. Highlighting the need for public participation to make the fight against dengue a huge success, the Chief Minister recalled that the initiative of Odd-Even in the fight against air pollution was a success due to collective efforts of everybody. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderIn his letter, the Chief Minister stated that the Delhi government on September 1 initiated a mass awareness campaign to make people aware of keeping their homes and surroundings free of mosquito breeding spots. Under the campaign, “The entire city residents have been appealed to spend 10 minutes at 10 a.m. every Sunday for the next 10 weeks in checking their homes and around to ensure there is no stagnant clean water anywhere where the Aedes Mosquitoes can breed”, Kejriwal wrote. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”I began this campaign from my home on Sunday and so did all my Ministerial colleagues, MLAs, Councillors and Delhi government officers. We will continue this campaign for the next 10 Sundays, till November 15, since prevention of any kind of mosquito breeding is the most effective way to curb the spread of Dengue and Chikungunya,” he added. Inviting the Union Health Minister, Kejriwal said: “I invite you and all Central government Ministers to participate in this campaign. Your participation will inspire many others to participate.” He informed that the Delhi government has now directed all its employees to participate in the campaign. Kejriwal asked them to check their homes at 10 am every Sunday and their offices at 11 am every Friday. “I would, therefore, request you to issue a similar appeal to all the Central government employees since a large number of the Centre’s officers and employees reside in the city,” CM added in the letter. “I appeal to you make this campaign for prevention of Dengue and Chikungunya a huge success like the Odd-Even. Delhiites have kept Dengue and Chikungunya successfully under check during last three years and this year we can bring their number further down.” Kejriwal appealed to Union Health minister.last_img read more

Vancouver residents rally to oppose another major pipeline

first_imgAPTN National NewsWith much debate and criticism over Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipeline ProjectA new plan is being proposed to twin – Kinder Morgan’s existing pipeline – called the Trans Mountain Pipeline to VancouverAs APTN’s Tina House tells us this new plan isn’t sitting well with the local First Nations or the Vancouver City Council.last_img

Two UN agencies team up to keep Afghan villagers away from heroin

12 April 2010United Nations agencies have distributed 60 metric tons of food to 700 villagers in western Afghanistan in a programme designed to rehabilitate an irrigation canal that is the lifeline of Khosan district and stop locals from working in the heroin industry. Though the district is considered poppy-free, drug trafficking remains a problem and those who cannot find work in Khosan, near the Iranian border, travel to Farah or Helmand, where they receive about 500 Afghanis a day for harvesting poppies, the raw material of opium and heroin. Some 90 per cent of the world’s heroin supply comes from Afghanistan. At the request of the UN Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the World UN Food Programme (WFP) has compensated the canal workers by distributing daily rations.To ensure that the improvement lasts, UNODC has simultaneously planned an ambitious land-stabilization programme to counter the effect of the past years of drought and the ensuing deforestation as farmers cut the already meagre vegetation for cooking and animal fodder, aggravating the precarious condition of their environment. As a result, sand blew onto the fields and into the canal.Three years will be needed for the stabilization and 40,000 saplings have already been planted. Meanwhile, 70,000 seeds have been sown on 2,000 square metres of land, to be transported to the desert once grown.WFP also distributed food to those who planted the bushes and those who will be watering them during the coming year. The sapling bushes, selected for their resistance to drought, will grow and scatter their seeds to generate new vegetation. read more

UN tribunal official heads to Belgrade to deliver Milosevic arrest warrant

Registrar Hans Holthuis plans to “clarify to the authorities in Belgrade the steps that have to be taken to fulfil their legal obligations set out in the Tribunal’s Rules of Procedure and Evidence, so that the authorities are clear on the course of future cooperation with the Tribunal,” according to a statement released by the court.Mr. Holthuis is anticipating meetings with the Federal Minister of Justice, Momcilo Grubac, the Serbian Minister of Justice, Vladan Batic, and the Serbian Interior Minister, Dusan Mihajlovic.The Registrar will hand over the arrest warrant for Mr. Milosevic “to ensure that it is served on the accused,” the Tribunal said. He will also be seeking information on the nature of the charges being brought against Slobodan Milosevic in the district court in Belgrade, “so as to be able to evaluate the possible connection between the charges and the Tribunal’s indictment.”According to the Tribunal’s rules, when an accused person is arrested, the State in question must detain him and promptly notify the Registrar. Rule 57 specifies that the transfer of the accused to the seat of the Tribunal “shall be arranged between the State authorities concerned, the authorities of the host country and the Registrar.”Meanwhile, the Tribunal’s President, Judge Claude Jorda, and its Prosecutor, Carla del Ponte, issued a statement today recalling “the absolute obligation binding on the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia” to transfer Mr. Milosevic to the Tribunal’s custody. They called for a date to be set for the transfer, noting that “Slobodan Milosevic is no different from any other person” indicted by the Tribunal. read more

DR Congo UN teams assist villages where over a dozen people were

Witnesses identified the killers as Rwandan Hutus, the mission said. MONUC medical teams are assisting the wounded while armed units are securing the area. Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative to the country, William Lacy Swing, strongly condemned the murders and said he plans to visit the villages on Tuesday. “So far we have directly seen 15 casualties that were killed with machetes and knives.” MONUC spokesman Kemal Saiki told the UN News Service. “We have 12 persons wounded and in critical condition,” he added.The incident happened in an extremely remote area far from any roads but just 15 kilometres away from a MONUC troop position. “The attack happened between 10:30 and 11:30 pm and as soon as our troops were informed they sent a quick reaction force of 30 men as well as a medical team which arrived on the scene at 1:50,” Mr. Saiki said. “They started gathering testimony from witnesses and today we have another reconnaissance and inquiry mission that went there.”In July of this year, 36 people in the area were burned alive in their huts. MONUC does not have a mandate to forcibly disarm foreign forces on the DRC territory – this falls to the country’s Government. A tripartite commission comprising Rwanda, the DRC and Uganda set 30 September as the deadline for the disarmament of foreign forces.Asked about a possible motivation for the attack, Mr. Saiki said it could have been in retaliation for the arrest of two Hutu Rwanda rebels two weeks ago. read more

Newmont Mining still weighing up LNGdiesel dualfuel options

first_imgThe use of LNG in the engines of mining haul trucks has been gaining serious traction of late with OEMs and mining companies, alike, considering dual-fuel options.Newmont Mining stated in its 2017 sustainability report, released back in April, that it and Caterpillar were looking at such a project as part of the US-based mining company’s attempt to decrease its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.The company believes the advancement of dual-fuel engines on haul trucks could displace, on average, 65% of diesel fuel with LNG.A Newmont spokesman told IM this week that the company is still in the process of evaluating an LNG option and, at some point, it may “take the next step towards a meaningful pilot project”.Teck Resources carried out such a trial at its Fording River coal operations in British Columbia, Canada.The pilot test, which used a hybrid LNG/diesel fuel system in six haul trucks and concluded in December 2016, provided many valuable learnings to Teck, including “utilising LNG safely and integrating new technologies at our operations”, Greg Brouwer, General Manager, Technology and Innovation, recently told IM.“While the particular LNG technology used in this pilot did not achieve the targeted emission reduction benefits, we remain committed to exploring the use of LNG as a haul truck fuel source to reduce GHG emissions and costs and we are currently assessing other technologies,” he said. (You can read more about Teck’s latest innovations in the upcoming IM October issue)Just last month, GFS Corp reported increased interest in its EVO-MT® System for off-highway machinery. Much of this renewed interest is coming from the mining sector where the company’s products allow haul trucks, wheel loaders and drill rigs to operate on a combination of diesel and LNG or NG+D® as the company refers to it, GFS said.last_img read more

This short film may make you reconsider emigrating

first_imgWATCH THIS short Irish film, which has just gone online this morning, and tell us you don’t feel moved.Origin, made under the Irish Film Board Short Shorts scheme, tells the tale of a young Irishman on the day he is about to emigrate. “As he races through the streets of Dublin he comes to realise the spirit he’s leaving behind.”The animated film – from Souljacker – is directed by James Stacey and produced by Sean Smith, written by Stacey and Matthew Darragh, with an original score from Kila’s Rónán Ó Snodaigh. It was nominated for Best Animation at the IFTAs 2012, with Darragh directing the animation. via Souljacker Ltd/Youtubelast_img read more

Conference research submissions now open

first_imgThe 10th International Conference on Greek Research is calling for submissions. The submissions are now open for papers about Greek and Cypriot studies and generational perspectives on ageing. Other areas of interest will be ancient Greek philosophy, exploring digital environments, classical studies, Cyprus from 1960-2013, education, history and migration, literature and language, online learning and society and culture. The conference is presented by School of Humanities at Flinders University and the 2nd International Conference on Ageing in a Foreign Land. The conference will be held at Flinders University, located in Adelaide, South Australia, on 27-30 June 2013. The conference welcomes academics, researchers, practitioners and policy makers to submit. For those interested, criteria and application forms can be found here:… Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

En vacances les Français restent branchés

first_imgEn vacances les Français restent branchésUn sondage qui vient d’être réalisé révèle que quatre Français sur dix prévoient d’emporter en vacances leur ordinateur ou leur smartphone pour pouvoir naviguer sur Internet ou envoyer des courriels.Un sondage réalisé par LH2 pour le comparateur en ligne Kelkoo inique que 95% des Français qui prendront la route des vacances emporteront dans leurs bagages entre deux et trois produits de haute technologie, d’une valeur moyenne de 727 euros. 73% prévoient de prendre leur appareil photo numérique, 37% leur ordinateur portable, 32% leur caméscope et 31% leur smartphone, rapporte TV5monde.À lire aussiLes applications pour entraîner son cerveau sont-elles vraiment efficaces ?Si les Français envisagent, en moyenne, de passer 4h15 par jour avec leur famille, quatre heures supplémentaires devraient être dédiées à la navigation Internet, dont 22 minutes dans le but d’envoyer des courriels personnels. Il est également prévu qu’ils passent, pour certains d’entre eux, 1h05 au téléphone alors que 2h26 seront réservées au tourisme et près de 2 heures à la baignade ou au bronzage.Selon le sondage, 37% des vacanciers devraient passer 2h22 sur leur ordinateur. Un quart d’heure devrait être réservé, chaque jour, à la page Facebook, 12 minutes pour les chats ou encore quatre minutes pour aller sur son blog personnel et sur Twitter. Les utilisateurs prévoient pour 15% d’entre eux de jouer en moyenne pendant 1h22 à des jeux vidéo tandis que 29% envisagent d’écouter de la musique pendant 1h39 sur leur MP3.Le 8 juin 2011 à 18:32 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Week In Review 57511

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The KSRM News Department compiled some of the top stories from this past week. Wednesday 5/9Audio PlayerJennifer-Wednesday-0509.mp3VmJennifer-Wednesday-0509.mp300:00RPdState Receives Eight Bids From Hilcorp In Cook Inlet Lease Sale, “Findings Of No Significant Impact” Issued Regarding The North Kenai Spur Extension Project, New Visitor’s Center In Soldotna Inching Closer To A Reality Monday 5/7Audio PlayerJennifer-on-Monday-0507.mp3VmJennifer-on-Monday-0507.mp300:00RPdLawmakers Seek To Reduce The Allowable Serving Size In Taprooms, AGDC, BP Alaska Announce Gas Sales Agreement, Soldotna Looks At Beginning Draft Process For Potential Annexation Zones Friday 5/11Audio PlayerJennifer-friday-0511.mp3VmJennifer-friday-0511.mp300:00RPdEmergency Alert System Sends Tsunami Test Warning, Kenai BP Teacher Of The Year Announced, New Kenai Fjords 360 Joins Major Marine Tours Fleet In Seward, Former Nikiski Man Sentenced For Illegally Possessing 29 Firearmscenter_img Tuesday 5/8Audio Player05-11-2018-THIS-WEEK-TUESDAY-FINAL.mp3Vm05-11-2018-THIS-WEEK-TUESDAY-FINAL.mp300:00RPdDivision Of Forestry Certifies 23 New Wildland Firefighters, Walmart To Open Bulk Sales Location In Old Sam’s Club, Tentative Agreement Made On Draws From Alaska’s Oil Wealth Fund, Safe Boating Week Is Right Around The Corner, 33-Year-Old Harbor Seal Humanely Euthanized Following Age-Related Complications Thursday 5/10Audio Player05-11-2018-THIS-WEEK-THURSDAY-FINAL.mp3Vm05-11-2018-THIS-WEEK-THURSDAY-FINAL.mp300:00RPdBurn Suspension In Effect On The Kenai Peninsula, KPB Administration And Local City Government Talk Revenue Challenges, Hilcorp Buys Up Tracts In Cook Inlet Oil And Gas Lease Sale, Bradley Lake Expansion Project Begins Todaylast_img read more

Steve Smith had to break it to a fan on Twitter that

first_img Smith responded that he saw one issue with the autograph. It wasn’t his signature.Ice up son. And get a refund while you’re at it.Fake sig sir!!!!— Steve Smith Sr (@89SteveSmith) February 10, 2017 Advertisement Steve Smith recently announced his retirement, so the 89 memorabilia market is on the up tick.One die hard Smith fan tweeted to Smith that he found an old autographed picture of the verbose pass catcher while he was cleaning out his house. What a find!My man! Cleanin out my house and look at this gem i found @89SteveSmith! #GOAT— Tim Cummings (@JonasCummings) February 9, 2017last_img read more

Strong start to Australian summer for China Southern Airlines

first_imgChina Southern A330-300China Southern Airlines (CZ) is reporting solid demand as they enter the third month of their new summer schedule, across the Australian capital cities of Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.Starting on the 13th September 2015, the MEL-CAN-MEL service saw an additional four flights per week; from 10 flights per week to 14 flights per week and will finish 5th December 2015.Due to demand on the MEL-CAN-MEL service, China Southern Airlines will commence further flight increases from 14 flights per week to 18 flights per week with an additional morning service CZ610 from 6th December 2015 to 1st March 2016.The daily BNE-CAN-BNE service officially started on the 26th October 2015 and will finish on the 26th March 2016. The daily route is serviced by the airlines brand new Airbus A330-330/200.Sydney SYD-CAN-SYD service will increase from double daily to triple daily with an additional morning service CZ601/602 from 11th December 2015 to 27th March 2016.Mr. Louis Lu, China Southern Managing Director Australia & New Zealand said on the summer schedule, “We are very happy with the demand so far for our summer schedule. The awareness of China Southern Airlines extensive route network and quality service offering is becoming stronger amongst Australian business and leisure travellers.“We have great confidence in the Australian market and are committed to providing service that is of high quality and exceptional hospitality but also provides an affordable way to travel, not just to Guangzhou but on to 190 destinations in 35 different countries.” finished Mr. LuSince the introduction of the 72-hour visa-free transit, Australians and New Zealanders account for almost 40 per cent of travellers taking advantage of a stopover in Guangzhou.China Southern is a member of the Skyteam alliance, giving it a global reach of 1052 international destinations in 177 countries and regions.In international news, the new service between Guangzhou and Rome via Wuhan will run three times per week and start on December 16th 2015. Fly China Southern AirlinesSource = China Southern Airlineslast_img read more

THAI congratulates THAI Smile on Winning 3 TripAdvisor Awards

first_imgTHAI SmileTHAI congratulates THAI Smile on Winning 3 TripAdvisor AwardsThai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) joins in congratulating THAI Smile Airways on winning three awards under the airline category.THAI Smile has won the following awards from TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for Airlines: 1) Best Airline in Thailand2) Best Regional Airline in Asia Pacific3) World’s Best Airline – Top 10) based on worldwide passenger reviews for 2017.Mrs. Usanee Sangsingkeo, Acting President, Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI), said that THAI as the mother company of its subsidiary THAI Smile Airways is exceptionally pleased to join in congratulating THAI Smile on winning awards from TripAdvisor, particularly as THAI holds 100% shares in THAI Smile. Winning these TripAdvisor awards goes to show that THAI Smile is a quality, full service regional airline with reasonable prices. THAI believes that THAI Smile will continue to maintain its high standards and continue to implement further developments.While both THAI and THAI Smile are very happy about these awards, the Company is even further pleased that these TripAdvisor awards reflects passenger satisfaction in THAI Smile services. For this matter, the Company expresses its utmost thanks to passengers for making it possible for THAI Smile to win the world class TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for Airlines.TripAdvisor is a travel-related website with over 350 million members worldwide that is open to members and tourists worldwide to make reviews of their favorite airlines across the world. These awards resulted from tourists’ reviews over the past 12 months, with emphasis on services, quality, and customer favorites that represent the best value for money. THAI Smilebook flights hereSource = THAI Smilelast_img read more