DR Congo UN envoy calls on parties to implement commitments in Kivus

7 April 2008The top United Nations official in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has appealed to the parties in the volatile Kivu provinces in the country’s northeast to implement the commitments made in recent accords and help more than one million internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees try to resume normal life. Alan Doss, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative in the DRC, told the opening of the mixed technical commission on peace and security in the Kivus – otherwise known as the ‘Amani programme’ – that it was time to move into the “realization phase” of the peace process.Speaking at the conference in the town of Goma on Friday, Mr. Doss said the vast population of IDPs and refugees in North Kivu and South Kivu, which have been beset by fighting and instability since the official end of the civil war in 2003, are waiting for the commitments in the accords reached in January by Government forces (known as the FARDC) and armed rebel groups to be fulfilled.“In the last weeks, the United Nations gave priority to the monitoring and consolidation of the ceasefire,” he said. “An informal dialogue mechanism was established between the FARDC and the armed groups, and the UN would like to see this quickly formalized.“There have been many violations of the ceasefire, but much was due to banditry than to real military action. None of the violations were likely to affect the peace process.”The accords include provisions for members of the armed rebel groups to either disarm or join the ‘brassage’ process in which they join the FARDC after retraining.Mr. Doss called on all the armed groups as well as the commanders of FARDC to impose more discipline on their troops to reduce human rights violations.The more delicate issues, such as the scope and nature of the military structures to be deployed in the east of the DRC, will also have to be tackled soon if the region is to have a durable peace, he said. read more

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DMK demands CHOGM venue shift

In a letter to partymen, he recalled his April 6 statement that DMK MPs and party-backed TESO members will meet envoys of member countries of Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) and explain in detail that the meeting should not be held in Colombo. India’s DMK party today once again appealed to the Indian government to exert pressure for shifting the venue of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) from Sri Lanka where it is slated to be held in November, the Press Trust of India reported.Party President M Karunanidhi, citing media reports, said a recent Commonwealth Legal Conference at Capetown where Chief Justices of 27 countries had participated, had resolved that Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) meeting in London on April 26 should decide on removing Sri Lanka from Commonwealth among others. “It is atrocious that despite insistence from those concerned about Eelam Tamils that Sri lankan Defence personnel should not be trained in any part of the country, they continue. There is no way other than condemning the Centre’s act on behalf of Tamil Nadu,” he added. “I once again insist that CMAG should support (the demand) that the meeting should not be held in Sri Lanka and that Indian Government should exert the required pressure,” he said.Karunanidhi, whose party quit the UPA coalition over the Sri Lankan Tamils issue last month, claimed there were reports that Indian Navy had imparted training to 250 Sri Lankan naval personnel onboard three Coast Guard ships — Sujatha, Tarangini and Varuna. The DMK Executive had also last month adopted a resolution seeking shifting of the venue of the CHOGM from Colombo. read more

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Mahinda fears attempt being made to weaken the SLFP

The former President and SLFP member said that since the last parliamentary election 17 members of the SLFP central committee have been sacked.He said that Nationally known figures have been replaced with individuals who are either defeated candidates, or politicians who have got much fewer preference votes even at the provincial council level.“Such changes are designed to weaken the SLFP and to give the UNP the upper hand when it comes to an election. The responsibility for splitting the SLFP by removing its most popular electoral organisers will finally have to be borne by the President who is the leader of the party. What we are now seeing is the second phase in the plan to destroy the SLFP. The first was the dissolving of the local government institutions the vast majority of which were controlled by the SLFP. These local government institutions would have been immensely helpful to the party in the event of any election. Yet all these were dissolved, giving a clear advantage to the UNP,” he said. He said that popular organisers of the SLFP are being removed and replaced with less popular politicians in order to weaken the SLFP and to confer an advantage on the UNP. Rajapaksa also said that the coalition between the UNP and the SLFP was extended from two years to five years without seeking the views of the SLFP central committee, the executive committee or even the SLFP government parliamentary group. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa fears an attempt is being made to weaken the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).He noted that the removal of several SLFP electoral organisers including Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Rohitha Abeygunawardena, C.B. Ratnayake, Gamini Lokuge, Keheliya Rambukwella and others by the President was part of this move. He called upon all members of the SLFP to carefully observe these moves that are being made to weaken the party and give the UNP the upper hand. (Colombo Gazette) Rajapaksa noted that Parliamentarian Sanath Nishantha whose party membership has been suspended got the highest preference votes among all political parties in the Puttlam district.“Many of the electoral organisers who have been removed are among the top two or three in their respective districts. For example, Prasanna Ranatunga got the highest preference votes in the Gampaha district. S.M.Chandrasena came first in the Anuradhapura district, Dilum Amunugama came third in the Kandy district. Rohitha Abeygunawardena, came second in the Kalutara district, C.B. Ratnayake, came second in the Nuwara Eliya district after Armugugam Thondaman, and Pavithra Wanniarachchi came third in the Ratnapura district,” Rajapaksa said. “This is the latest round of reprisals against SLFP members associated with the Joint Opposition. On earlier occasions, Dilum Amunugama, Salinda Dissanayake, S.M.Chandrasena, Geetha Kumarasinghe and Prasanna Ranatunga were similarly removed from their organiserships. Puttlam district parliamentarian Sanath Nishantha has been suspended from the party. This persecution has effectively caused a split in the SLFP,” Rajapaksa said. read more

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Egypt says third of population lives in poverty

CAIRO — Egypt says one in every three citizens was living in poverty in 2018.The country’s statistics agency says 32.5% of Egyptians lived below the poverty line that year, up from 27.8% in 2015 and 16.7% in 2000.Monday’s report was the first on poverty and income since the government secured a $12 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund in 2016.The government has imposed hikes in the price of fuel, government services and utilities, implemented a value-added tax and floated the currency.The austerity measures have taken a heavy toll on poor and middle-class Egyptians.The IMF is set to deliver the final round of the bailout in the coming weeks.The Associated Press

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Workshop to focus on SSHRC Insight Grants

An upcoming workshop will provide researchers with valuable funding application information.Researchers interested in learning more about applying for an Insight Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) or receiving feedback on their existing applications are invited to attend an upcoming workshop hosted by the Office of Research Services.The SSHRC Insight Grant Workshop is planned for Monday, Aug. 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 207 of the Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex. The session will provide an overview of SSHRC’s Insight funding and will distinguish Insight Grants from Insight Development Grants.Successful Insight Grant recipients will share their experiences and offer suggestions for a successful application. Participants will also have an opportunity to ask program- and application-related questions. Peer reviewers, as well as those interested in contributing drafts of their SSHRC Insight Grant applications, are needed for the workshop.Reviewers will assess Insight Grant applications and provide feedback to applicants at the upcoming event or at a time convenient to them. Past, current and future Insight Grant applicants are encouraged to consider this opportunity. Faculty members interested in reviewing or contributing an Insight Grant application draft for the workshop are asked to email Rachel Hirsch at rhirsch@brocku.ca.The Office of Research Services will arrange applicant/reviewer matches. Applications must be sent to reviewers no later than Aug. 20.Faculty members interested in reviewing or contributing applications, who are unable to attend the workshop, are asked to email Hirsch by Sept. 24.The workshop will include a lunch where matched mentor and applicant pairs will have the opportunity to meet in person and share feedback on application drafts exchanged in advance. All eligible researchers who are considering applying for SSHRC Insight Grants within the next several years are encouraged to attend the session. Participants are asked to RSVP to orsadmin@brocku.ca. read more

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Buckeyes hold off late Spartan attack to win 42

Senior forward Sergio Somma’s two goals and senior forward John Albert’s four assists led the Ohio State men’s hockey team (14-13-2, 9-11-2-2 CCHA) to a 4-2 win against Michigan State (12-14-4, 8-12-2-0 CCHA) on Saturday night at the Schottenstein Center. “Yeah,” Somma said, “(this win) was definitely important.” The Buckeyes did not get off to a good start, as Michigan State took a 1-0 lead 5:55 into the game. OSU senior defenseman Shane Simms and Michigan State senior forward Joey Shean were penalized in the first period for roughing after the whistle. Less than two minutes into the second period Somma scored his first goal on a power play, tying the game, 1-1. Albert, who assisted on the goal, said he knew the goal would get the team going. “One lucky bounce and you don’t know what can happen,” Albert said. “It gave us momentum.” The Buckeyes added another goal 4:30 into the second period to take a 2-1 lead. The goal, by senior forward C.J. Severyn, came while the Buckeyes were shorthanded. Michigan State was on the power play because of a holding penalty by OSU junior forward Cory Schneider. The Buckeyes were then able to hold off a late Michigan State attack as the Spartans were on a power play with less than two minutes to go in the second period. OSU coach Mark Osiecki said the team had to be aggressive to prevent Michigan State from getting scoring chances. “We were extremely aggressive,” he said. “We didn’t give them room to set up.” Just more than four minutes into the third period, Somma added his second goal of the game, increasing OSU’s lead to 3-1. Michigan State closed the gap to 3-2 after a goal by Spartans senior forward Dustin Gazley. The Buckeyes held off a late charge by the Spartans, who were on a power play with 3:35 to go. The Buckeye defense prevailed and scored an empty-net goal with just under three seconds left, securing a 4-2 win. “I thought tonight was a redemption game for our guys,” Osiecki said. Despite having 32 shots on goal, OSU fell to the Spartans, 2-0, the night before. The Buckeyes will travel to Ann Arbor, Mich., to take on Michigan (17-9-4, 14-7-1-0 CCHA) at 7:35 p.m. Friday and Saturday. read more

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Pacific Energy building 5 MW diesel power station at Beacons Jaurdi gold

first_imgPower generation specialist Pacific Energy Ltd is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Pacific Energy (KPS) Pty Ltd, has secured a new electricity supply contract with Beacon Minerals Ltd. Under the contract, KPS will build, own and operate a 5 MW diesel fuelled power station at Beacon’s Jaurdi Gold Project, located 75 km north-west of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia. The contract runs for an initial term of 3.5 years.Pacific Energy’s Managing Director, James Cullen said “We are grateful for the award of this contract by Beacon Minerals and look forward to contributing the energy component for this new gold project.” Beacon’s Managing Director, Graham McGarry said: “We look forward to working with KPS who will be an essential part of the Jaurdi Gold Project team. This contract extends an association with KPS which started with the purchase of generator sets from Ken Hall (KPS Executive Director) in Kalgoorlie in 1985.” Cullen also said that planning was already well underway with commissioning expected to occur in the last quarter of calendar 2018.last_img read more

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ARPAD STERBIK IN VARDAR ONE MONTH AFTER Ive never made any mistakes

← Previous Story HSV Handball talks with Luka Stepancic! Next Story → SC Magdeburg overcomes financial deficit Arpad Sterbik Exclusive interview for Balkan-handball.comOne man from Vardar has outshined all of the players from Macedonian national team on the pre-season tournament played in Struga couple of days ago. Even though there were several national players, Arpad Sterbik (35) has picked up the loudest aplause of Macedonian crowd. And that just shows how big and well respected he is. Former goalkeeper of Jugović, Veszprem, Ciudad Real and Barcelona has commited to Vardar for following four years, where he has joined the rest of handball stars in chasing the EHF Champions League trophy.Having been asked has he ever imagined himself on Vardar’s goal, a team which was not very attractive destination in times when he was on the begining of career, he replied with following, „I have always been picking the right teams for me!“„I have never made a wrong move. First Jugović, followed by Veszprem, Ciudad and finally Barcelona. I was always heading in other direction. This is the right move. This project is serious. From the first moment I arrived, I realized that everything is tip-top, both board and players. It’s getting better each year. I had an invitation from Vardar two years ago, which unfortunately I had to refuse. We have also talked last summer, that didn’t work out. Aftwerwards we have made a deal.Vardar will have a new hall, meaning the you’ll probably have the best training conditions in EuropeVardar has no worse conditions than other teams I’ve played in. Those requirements should be standard for every team worldwide. Good conditions are followed by good results.LONG WAY TO COLOGNESo, you have arrived to Balkan, place of specific pressure and the highest possible expectations. You are expected to fight for medals in Cologne. What would satisfy your needs in the following season? It’s hard to say. Every season is a story for itself. There are many great teams in EHF Champions League. It will be extremely hard to reach the Final four. Some teams that were really strong have become even stronger. Our goal is to step up year by year. We’ll try to return the title in Macedonian’s national league, and for EHF Champions League I’m hoping for convenient draw and luck with avoiding injuries. It’s a base for good result. There are several significant candidats for F4: Kiel, Veszprem, Barcelona, Kielce, PSG… those are very serious teams.RAUL WAS A MORE THAN ASSISTENT TO TALANTHe wasn’t one of those assistents whose role is to warm the team and then sit on the bench. Raul has played with Talant in the national team, he was a middle back player and he has learnt much from Pastor. He’s really good at what he does and it’s no wonder he was handpicked by Talant for the job in Vardar. He was helping Talant a lot, especially concerning tactical part. He had a chance to join Talant in Kielce, but he decided to step up – to take the team and become a real coach.In last sezone, your team mates were pointing out how satisfied they are with him…His great work is not new to me. He was my coach for seven years. We have done similar things in Ciudad Real, more or less. It’s a different game style, different system, people need to be shown on video what and how it’s done. Every coach has his visions, so do coaches here on Balkans. He sees handball totally different from our coaches. We have good and smart players here, it doesn’t take much to figure out what he’s asking us to do. Little by little, we’re adopting new things. Every day is something new, so we’ll see when it will come to perfection.WHY I DIDN’T GO TO BARCA SOONER? For many years you have been running away from Barcelona, although the invitation was always open; and yet you haven’t stayed long there, only two years. Some thought that you were going to end your carreer in Barca?!Whenever I was changing clubs I used to say that it can’t be better than it currently was. And I was mistaking, always. I have spent two wonderful years in Barcelona. When I arrived there, I kept wondering why I didn’t come earlier. It went fast, but that the way it is in life. When something is good, time goes by quickly. We haven’t won the Champions League, but we did win a lot of titles, we were on top of European handball and we were all more-less satisfied. It would had take a Champions league title to make it all perfect.CIUDAD WAS WORLD CLASSBy the end of the last decade you were in Ciudad Real, the most powerful team of 21st century, with which you have won three European titles. How do you remember that time? We had really good team, and when there are results, the atmosphere is good, life is good. Those few years were really fantastic. Our biggest oponent was Kiel, but it was a different way of competing, it was easier to play the Germans in two-games finals. It would be different if F4 is now in Spain or elsewhere. Now the German teams have the advantage of home crowd in Cologne. I think we got maximum from the Ciudad Real team.Is Skopje your last station, considering you’ll be 39 when your contract expires?I don’t know, we’ll see. When the time comes, I will make a decision based on the way I feel at that moment. I want to make the best out of this contract with Vardar, I want to give all I can to make it worth. We’ll talk about the future after that. Health is my priority, followed by motivation to play good and win titles. As long as it stays that way, I will be giving my best. One thing is certain, though, I will be in Skopje for the following four years.THE BIG THREE BETTER THAN SPAINYou have won the gold with Spain in 2013, but before and after that – no finals…Is that little? There are better teams than us. Croatia, France and Denmark all have better team quality than Spain. We’re taking out maximum of our team, we’re among best four on each tournament. In London’s olympics we have lost to France by a single goal – scored in last second. We’re somewhere there, right next to the big three, that’s our spot.What do you expect in Qatar 2015?Qatar is step one for following Olympics, that’s our goal. If we make it to the medals, that’s a great bonus.What are your memories of times you played for Yugoslavia / Serbia and Montenegro?Very nice. I’m in touch with all the guys from the team. We had a good time.How do you explain the fact that no country ever has suffered from players loss as Serbia did, as it was case of you and your generation? I have no idea. Some weren’t counted on, some went to places they felt more comfortable. I know for a fact that Eklemović and Miša Krivokapić left because nobody was counting on them.Do you follow Serbian handball? I do. I’m friends with Ilić and Toskić, we chat about the national team a lot.WHAT DO GERMANS AND SWEDES SAY? Does Serbian disasted against Czechs bother you? You can’t always be on top. Crisis must hit you from time to time. It’s very difficult to remain on high level. Serbia is a country of good handball, you have made appereances on last several competitions. Every country plays handball, so does Czech Republic. What are Germans and Swedes supposed to say after losing to Montenegro? Serbia dropped out by the Czech, but Germany and Sweden got dropped out by Montenegro, a country that was nowhere to be found in terms of world handball. Everybody plays handball, everybody wants to join the World Championship. Iceland got dropped out, Hungary got dropped out, Germany got dropped, but returned eventually… that is sport.FROM „PERKE“ TO LANDINWho are, next to you, the best goalkeepers of your era? I have always favored Perke (Dejan Perić), not only because I’ve learnt from him much, but because of the way he approaches sport, national team, teams he played… he was always positive, optimistic, a leader, giving energy. In hard times he was always giving his maximum to level up. But, there is one goalkeeper, Thierry Omeyer. He’s been best for ages now.Omeyer is quite oposite to you…Bigger goalkeepers are slower but cover more, smaller ones are quicker… but there are no advantages, really. Omeyer is the best for previous years. Now the era of Landin is coming. He’s a great talent, remarkable goalkeeper and he will be best in future, no doubt.MORE SERVASES AND SAMSONENKOSHow do you see a figure of Sergej Samsonenko in sport?There should be more of the kind in handball. Many go to basketball or football. There are very few people like owner of Kielce, former owner of Ciudad Real or Samsonenko – owner of Vardar. With 5 – 6 more people like these, handball would be on the basketball level.TRANSLATION: Maid Begic read more

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Body of man 20s found in Tallaght field

first_imgTHE BODY OF a man in his 20s was found in a field in Tallaght last night.The remains were found near Killinarden Hill at around 9 pm.Gardaí in Tallaght are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery and are appealing to anyone with information to contact Tallaght Garda Station 01-6666000 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.The scene is being preserved pending a full technical and forensic examination by the coroner and the state pathologist.last_img

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It made me feel empowered The Coombe celebrates 100 water births

first_img Apr 1st 2017, 10:30 AM Short URL 19,369 Views ‘It made me feel empowered’: The Coombe celebrates 100 water births The hospital has invited all of the parents and their water babies back for a reunion which will take place later today. By Michelle Hennessy 7 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3317152 WHEN JULIE HUNTER Shaw went into Labour with her first child Finn, she found it all “very daunting”.“I could hear women screaming and I thought that’ll be me soon, maybe I should get an epidural”.The 30-year-old had told midwives she was interested in a water birth and The Coombe in Dublin offers this option to women as part of a study they have been carrying out.“I asked the nurse should I get the epidural and she said they’d fill up the pool and I could get in and if they didn’t like it I could get out and get the epidural.”I sat into it and the first half an hour I was able to talk again and drink water. I was able to get a bit of a break from it all. It got very tough again of course, but it gave me a little breather in the middle of it.Hunter Shaw stayed in the pool to deliver her baby, but some women use the pool as a method of pain relief and then get out to give birth, Paula Barry, research midwife at the Coombe explained.“It’s called hydrotherapy. If you have period pain, or back pain, etc you like a warm bath. We know water is good for pain relief. It’s also good for gravity, the woman is weightless – the pool is the size of three to four baths.”Barry is currently conducting research comparing the benefits and outcomes of water births with those of what are referred to as ‘land births’, which are not in water.To celebrate the more than 100 water births that have taken place at The Coombe since 2014, the hospital is today welcoming back all of the parents and their water babies for a reunion.Barry said she hopes highlighting the positive experiences of mothers who chose water births will encourage more women to consider it as an option.“We want people to know that it’s not just a matter of putting them in and then walking away. These women get the exact same care as everyone on the ward, we monitor their blood pressure, the baby’s heartbeat, if we’re worried we’ll ask them to exit the pool – it’s not water birth at all cost,” she told TheJournal.ie.This is for healthy women with uncomplicated pregnancies that go into labour themselves at term.Previous research studies have incdicated a number of benefits of using a birthing pool.“They say there is definitely less pain, you find women requiring less epidurals and other forms of pain relief. The women seem to cope quite well when they get in.”The described the process as a “gentle birth” that the mothers are in control of. No one touches the baby until it has fully emerged and is in the water.This is because of nerves on the baby’s skin – once they are touched, the baby may begin breathing too soon.“We’ll guide the baby out of the water to their mother and the baby will then breathe once they hit the air,” Barry said.She said there is “something different” about babies who are born through water birth.“You could put it down to no pain relief – they’re not drugged so they seem quite alert. It’s a gentle birth, there’s no big pushing and mum is very much in control. When the baby is born, one thing all the evidence points to is that the eye contact with the mother and baby is amazing.“It’s like they’re on a natural high, they’re both so alert from that natural adrenaline rush. They’re also inclined to breastfeed straight away, their sucking is strong. And generally mums will have a natural third stage so they don’t need to revert to medication for the placenta.”For Julie Hunter Shaw, deciding to have a water birth made all the difference.She had been overdue and was given a membrane sweep to help kickstart her labour. She said she is “so grateful” for this because it meant she went into labour naturally and allowed her to pool birth.“Definitely I think it did make me feel more relaxed. You’re just told to listen to your body. It made me feel empowered. I was in control of the birth. You always see in the movies, the doctor delivers the baby – well I delivered my baby. They half pulled him out of the water and I half pulled him out onto myself.”Hunter Shaw said baby Finn breastfed without any problems and she experienced no tearing during the birth so her recovery was quick.“I was discharged after one night and up and about walking around my local park the next day. I think the way I delivered Finn really got us off to a good start as it meant I was in good physical shape with minimal pain so I was mobile and mentally I felt in control of my body during birthing and felt confident in being a new parent.“It’s important for a woman to feel in control in labour and I’m just really thankful that I was lucky enough to have such a positive birthing experience.” Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: water birth image via Shutterstock Share8 Tweet Email12 Saturday 1 Apr 2017, 10:30 AM Image: water birth image via Shutterstocklast_img read more

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19 yearold man charged with making threats on social media in Northern

first_img No Comments By Stephen McDermott Image: PA Archive/PA Images Apr 12th 2019, 1:45 PM Friday 12 Apr 2019, 1:45 PM https://jrnl.ie/4589125 A 19 YEAR-OLD man in Northern Ireland is set to appear in court today after being charged with improper use of a public communications network.The man was charged by detectives from the Cyber Crime Unit of the Police Service of Northern Ireland earlier this morning.It is understood the charges relate to threats made by the man on social media.The man was due to appear before Newry Magistrates Court to face charges this morning, although it is still unclear whether any ruling has been made in relation to the case.Comments have been closed as an individual has been charged in this case. Share3 Tweet Email center_img 8,718 Views Newry courthouse Newry courthouse Image: PA Archive/PA Images 19 year-old man charged with making threats on social media in Northern Ireland The man was charged by the PSNI this morning. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URLlast_img read more

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What is the Barrow administrations programme of reconciliation

first_imgQUESTION OF THE DAYNational reconciliation is not only about political reconciliation. It should start from identifying all the antagonistic contradictions in the society such as land disputes, caste disputes, security/civilian disputes and so on and so forth; and then establish concrete institutions and programmes to address them.The recent treason trials emanating from a period when a president who controlled power with all the weapons and personnel present decided to leave should not have been given the clout it had to the point of sentencing the accused persons to long term jail sentences.Hence the Barrow administration has the duty to distinguish what is a genuine security threat from mere civil disobedience. We therefore hope that the administration will begin to govern with full control of the driver’s seat rather than being controlled by fringed events and developments.last_img read more

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Neville on Pogbas blue hair – Its ridiculous

first_imgManchester United legend Gary Neville shared his dissatisfaction over Paul Pogba’s new style – he has dyed his hair in the colour of blue, ahead of the Manchester Derby.The Manchester Derby will be decisive as to will City win really win the Premier League.Neville shared his opinion that from Pogba’s behaviour, it seems he is not too serious for football and he has to do a big job with the Red Devils and should focus on it, not on his appearance.“The problem with Pogba is he doesn’t help himself,” said Neville, according to Manchester Evening Newsharry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“I always think if you’re wise you don’t attract attention when things aren’t going your way.”“Pogba doesn’t work like that. He’s got a big job to do, he’s got to be serious about football.”“Coming out here with blue hair today, win and it’s fine, lose and it will be talked about forever more by City and United fans,” Neville went on to add.“It’s ridiculous.”last_img read more

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Mother of teen attacked by shark in Encinitas speaks about her sons

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News , FacebookTwitter October 1, 2018 Posted: October 1, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsENCINITAS (KUSI) – Beacon’s Beach reopened to the public Monday, 48 hours after a 13-year-old boy was seriously injured in a shark attack at the scenic northern San Diego County surf break.With no reported shark sightings in the area following the weekend attack, the city decided to allow the public back onto the stretch of Encinitas shoreline, beginning at 7 a.m.Lifeguards and police will continue running extra precautionary patrols at the beach off Neptune Avenue by ground and air throughout the week, according to city officials.Keane Hayes of Encinitas was mauled by a shark of undetermined type about 7 a.m. Saturday, while lobster diving on the first day of this year’s season for legally harvesting the crustaceans.Witness Chad Hammel told reporters he had been with a group of friends in the ocean when he heard the boy screaming.“His whole clavicle was ripped open,” Hammel said. “We told him he’s going to be OK, he’s going to be all right — we got help. I yelled at everyone to get out of the water.”Four beachgoers, including a kayaker, helped the injured boy get to shore and provided first-aid prior to the arrival of an ambulance. Medics airlifted Keane to Rady Children’s Hospital, where he was admitted in critical condition.By Sunday, the youth’s condition had been upgraded to serious, according to hospital spokesman Carlos Delgado.During a briefing late Monday afternoon, physician Tim Fairbanks, chief of pediatric and trauma surgery at Children’s Hospital, told news crews the teen “did well in the operating room” while undergoing surgery for a “very large injury.”The wound stretched over the left side of Keane’s body and head, from his upper back and torso to his arm and the side of his face, according to Fairbanks.“Keane wants you to know that he has all his limbs, and he is going to be going home fully intact,” the doctor said.The teen’s mother, Ellie Hayes, described her family as “blessed” in light of her son’s good prognosis for a full recovery. She praised his positive attitude in the aftermath of the traumatic experience, calling him “very brave, very strong.”“He’s a warrior,” she told reporters during the hospital news conference.Referring to Keane’s efforts to quickly get out of the ocean immediately following the attack, his mother said, “I didn’t know he was that good a swimmer.”She also extended thanks to the good Samaritans who came to her son’s aid at the beach.“We really do believe they saved his life,” she said.A GoFundMe.com donation page set up to help the Hayes family with medical expenses had raised more than $28,000 as of late Monday afternoon.A marine biologist from Cal State Long Beach is working to identify the type of shark that attacked the youth, according to lifeguards.The press conference with Ellie Hayes, Keane’s mother, and Tim Fairbanks, Chief of Pediatric and Trauma Surgery at Rady Children’s hospital can be seen below. RELATED STORY: Encinitas beach reopens after shark attacks 13-year-old boyORIGINAL STORY: 13-year-old boy suffers major injuries from shark attack in EncinitasKeane Webre-Hayes recovering inside his hospital room at Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego. (Photo: Ellie Hayes, Keane’s mother) Mother of teen attacked by shark in Encinitas speaks about her son’s condition Updated: 9:02 PMlast_img read more

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Special Report OnlineOnly Publishers

first_imgThe Traditional Publisher:“All competition in this economy is significant from an advertising perspective. However, the Web audience in my opinion is not the print audience of Hot Rod. It is almost amusing that the only instances where online comes up in advertising meetings is when I meet with agencies who have a vested interest in online properties. Wholesale elimination of print advertising in exchange for lower cost-of-acquisition Web units is rare and when it occurs, the client soon returns recognizing the error.” Jerry Pitt, publisher, Hot Rod/Car Craft, Source Interlink MediaThe Online-Only Publisher:“Year after year, in our space, print journalists have lost their influence over the hands-on automotive enthusiast. Niche automotive peer-to-peer Internet forums and Web sites have become the ‘go-to’ place for advice on products and services, not magazines. Parts manufacturers know that this is where target enthusiasts have migrated and parts manufacturers have finally accepted that the Internet is a democracy they cannot control. The reputation of a parts manufacturer can be bolstered or destroyed in this new democracy. With that said, it has become valuable for a manufacturer to see their product installed correctly, used by a ‘real’ enthusiast, and documented in a nice pictorial within an Internet forum.” Jon Mikelonis, co-founder, FordMuscle.com.As traditional publishers and online-only startups square off, it’s common to see two reactions: One, the traditional publisher dismissing the online-startup as a pipsqueak with no real brand recognition (even though the startup may have more total audience reach than the established player). Two, the online startup dismissing the print publisher as a dinosaur out of touch with its audience (even though the startup still struggles to monetize their digital business, something the “dinosaur” is increasingly succeeding at). Online-only publishers are becoming a force to contend with. Perhaps even more dangerous is the growing number of traditional publishers with brand recognition and funding launching online-only products. In a recent FOLIO: survey of traditional magazine publishers about the competition they’re seeing from online-only startups, 74 percent of the respondents said they launched at least one online-only product within the last two years [Chart 7]. The majority of publishers (31 percent) responding to the survey say they have seen three to five online-only competitors enter their market in the last five years, while 14 percent say they have seen three or more [Chart 2].And while at first glance most publishers consider these online startups to be flyweights, with 48 percent estimating they generate $100,000 or less in annual revenue, look again. Fifty-two percent of respondents say these startups are generating $100,000 or more with 14 percent estimating their online competition generates more than $1 million [Chart 4].In this article, FOLIO: looks at the evolving business model of the online-only publisher and how traditional publishers can both compete and partner with them. Business Models:  Beyond Google AdSenseThe typical online startup sees Google AdSense as the cornerstone of their revenue strategy. That’s fine for a passion project, but not a business builder. As they mature, online-only publishers are chasing the same dollars today as traditional publishers: online advertising, Webinars, newsletters, lead generation and, increasingly, paid content. Eight-one percent of the traditional publishers who responded to the FOLIO: survey said that the primary revenue model for their online competitors is advertising, followed by lead generation and subscriptions [Chart 2]. Ironically, as some traditional publishers exit print, many that started online-only are launching magazines. Some of these include salon b-to-b source BehindtheChair, niche music site Blurt, and of course, online wedding mecca, The Knot.Founded in 1996, The Knot quickly grew to be the most popular online bridal site with more than 100 million monthly page views. In 2006, it debuted print magazine The Nest. In 2008, The Knot’s revenue rose 5 percent to $103.9 million, driven by respective 15 percent and 8 percent gains in national and local online advertising. The Knot generated $54.4 million in online sponsorship and advertising, $10.4 million in registry services, $20.5 million in merchandise and $18.6 million in print (down 4.5 percent from 2007). The Knot’s cost of revenue was $19.5 million in 2008, up 8.1 percent from 2007. A smaller, but still successful niche online title, KnittersReview.com (which is for the knitting community what Cook’s Illustrated is for chefs and foodies), has never had to solicit advertisers. Founder Clara Parkes says that “over time, through building lists and word of mouth, people came and asked to advertise with us.” Parkes, who was previously the first editor-at-large at United Business Media’s Intelligent Enterprise and produced major comparison shopping Web site Tech Shopper, boasts an online opt-in newsletter and weekly online magazine. “It’s a case where you do something smart and don’t realize it,” she says. “No one else is doing yarn reviews; and no one else was when I began.” Knitters Review sees an average of 2.8 million page views per month. In a good year, revenue is in the low six figures, “starting with a 1,” says Parkes, whose “staff” is “1.5 people.” The biggest expense, she says, is hosting a forum of about 70,000 members that requires a lot of bandwidth and storage—that cost accounts for about 10 percent of Knitters Review’s total revenue. Its newsletter has four sponsors per week, and the Web site also allows for a site sponsor as well as a forum sponsor in order to give advertisers different opt-in price points. But not all are as lucky in advertising sponsorships as Parkes. Many online-only publishers are facing the same difficulties as traditional publishers in leveraging online advertising—and like traditional publishers, they’re looking for other sources. STR/STR Global is a 25-year-old company that measures the business performances of hotels. In 2008, the company hired Jeff Higley, a former editor with Questex’s Hotel and Motel Management, to launch HotelNewsNow.com.“The one thing that we have that differentiates us is our data,” says Higley, HNN’s editorial director of digital media and director of communications. “To that degree, we are not a competitor since we supply to our so-called competitors. But our competitive set includes Hotels (Nielsen), Hotel and Motel Management (Questex), and Hotel Business (ICD Publications) and Hotel Interactive, which has a Web site and a conference.”HotelNewsNow.com is trying to break through to advertisers. “Our model is built on not only buying sponsorship ads on our site but packages tied into data and databases from the parent company,” says Higley. “No one is on board yet but we expect a few packages to be sold over a few months or so. Our initial goal was that we would be flat after three years. We’re beginning to think it might be a four- or five- year time span.” Others are pursuing paid content models. VIN (Veterinary Information Network) is a subscription-only site that co-founder Dr. Paul D. Pion insists is not a “dotcom.” Pion started answering pet questions on AOL’s pet care forum, a community started by one of his colleagues during the summer of 1990. As the forum gained momentum, it started bringing in more veterinarians and split from AOL to become its own online network. The VIN model works with no sponsorship or advertising, only subscribers; it’s membership-based. Currently, VIN has more than 42,000 members including about 26,000 veterinary colleagues around the world. VIN offers access to students and academics (about 16,000). The membership fee is $55 per month, in addition to other group membership offers.The company has 80 employees. “We also have a team of more than 200 experts/consultants/editors that help to answer online medical message board questions,” says Pion. “Our community and revenue has grown about 15 percent to 20 percent year-over-year. We’ve seen steady growth, with about 3,000 to 4,000 new members joining per year. Most of the income is reinvested into adding more features for the community.”    A Long Way from Verticalnet: The Rise of GlobalSpecMany online-only publishers have a surprisingly long pedigree. Many of those that were able to pilot their business through the dot.com boom and bust are still here today. Others peaked too soon, such as Verticalnet,  whose valuation soared to $12 billion in 2000, only to be sold for $15 million in 2007 to a subsidiary of an Italian cement company. Meanwhile, GlobalSpec has succeeded where Verticalnet (arguably) did not. Launched in 1996, GlobalSpec has become a dominant player in its market and not just among the dot.coms. Originally positioned as a vertical search engine for the engineering market, the company has evolved into a multi-format, multi-product model that includes databases and e-mail newsletters with more than $50 million in estimated revenue.The product suite includes SpecSearch, a database of searchable OEM and distributor product catalogs; Engineering Web, a vertical search engine that indexes hundreds of millions of items of engineering content and more than 60 e-mail newsletters with more than 2 million subscribers. Since 2000, GlobalSpec has grown at a compound annual growth rate in excess of 50 percent. “Our typical customer will spend between $10,000 and upwards of $1 million,” says CEO Jeff Killeen. “We have many hundred thousand dollar-plus relationships.”Another area in which GlobalSpec has succeeded where other publishers have not is registered users (which numbered 5 million as of January 2009, growing at a rate of 80,000 per month). “One of our fundamental business anchors is the registered community base,” says Killeen. “It goes without saying how hard that is because nobody wants to register for anything. The value exchange has to be pretty compelling. Our registered user foundation has allowed us to create derivative e-media products with a level of cost efficiency and speed that otherwise would be difficult to do.”Killeen sees three primary advantages with the GlobalSpec model: One, rapid product development cycles that takes weeks and months, not quarters and years. Two, the cost of the circulation build effectively goes to zero. “Our largest newsletters have circulation in excess of 100,000, which parallels or exceeds the trade magazines,” Killeen says. Three, is the cost of primary edit content. “The toughest thing, whether traditional or digital, is the cost of circulation building and editorial,” says Killeen. “We can launch a title by leveraging what we know about the community from our SpecSearch and Engineering databases and asking them to incrementally opt-in. In three years, we’ve developed just about two million subscribers and the cost of circulation acquisition is practically zero.” GlobalSpec builds new products from existing ones, such as a series of alerts that continuously monitor 132 topics for more than 1 million subscribers, as well as a social network that is drawing 300,000 unique visitors per month (with each visitor averaging 30 to 40 minutes per visit). “These are very engaged, peer-to-peer technical conversations,” says Killeen. “The outgrowth of that is we can summarize and publish some of the best threads every night.”GlobalSpec is able to leverage its search and registration businesses into real lead generation. “We can develop deep reader profiles, especially on newsletter readers, that we can match to clickstream behaviors, “ says Killeen. “We can offer that to the sell-side of the manufacturing community, not in the form of clicks or gross traffic but intelligence-rich, contactable sales leads. A lot of people have tried to create registered user e-businesses and have given up. Once we reached scale, which for us was 1 million registered users, I was convinced the model was extensible and explosive.” Paying for Content?The Wild, Wild Web has looser standards for both traditional and online publishers. But some online startups say it’s not much different from what traditional publishers have done all along. And as the line blurs between standalone edit and custom edit for hard-pressed publishers, those startups may be right. “I made my career in the boating magazine publishing business and I knew that what sold boats were boat tests published in the boating magazines,” says Jeff Hammond, co-founder and president of BoatTEST.com, a site that offers boat reviews and videos. “Ads really didn’t sell boats, they just created brand awareness. So boat builders were basically buying ads to make sure the magazines wrote about their boats, which they did. The business model at BoatTEST.com is simply to combine the old publishing concept of advertorial with boat tests and put it on the Internet where everyone would be doing their research. We charge for content. It’s what the boating magazines have been doing for 20 years.”Are Online Costs Really Lower?Lower cost is often cited as an advantage of the online-only publisher. And to a degree, that’s true. Distribution costs (postage, mailing, production) are certainly lower, but developing the infrastructure and a Web-savvy staff can be expensive.According to FOLIO:’s 2009 B-to-B CEO survey, e-media accounted for the largest operating expense increase among b-to-b publishers in 2008, up 6 percent (the next closest was distribution, up 5.1 percent). On average, the majority of respondents (20 percent) spent between $10,000 and $24,999 on new technology last year (14 percent spent $100,000-$249,000, while just 2 percent spent $1 million or more).  Where did that money go? Thirty-two percent of respondents say their Web site was their largest technological investment last year, followed by 17 percent who say it was the CMS.  Online-only publishers contend with many of the same costs but maybe not the same expectations (at least at first). “We were in a unique position in that our company wanted to do it right, and as a startup told me not to worry about revenue the first year; worry about building the product,” says Higley. “For the actual costs of building the site itself, plus the back-end stuff, I would say the startup cost alone was about 70 percent of what it would have been for a print product from a start-up perspective [including back-of-house content management systems, and personnel—three on the edit side, one public relations person and one sales representative, etc.]”Demand Media, founded in 2006 by Richard Rosenblatt, former CEO of Intermix Media (the company behind MySpace), and private equity veteran Shawn Colo, offers a network of more than 60 general and special interest sites such as eHow.com and Cracked.com, which draw upwards of 60 million unique visitors per month by leveraging user-generated content including articles and video. Demand generates more than $150 million in estimated revenue and is one of the largest suppliers of videos to YouTube, with more than 150,000 videos generating more than 44 million views. However, while Demand has successfully leveraged a user-generated model, it’s not necessarily a cheap one. Demand has reportedly paid more than $12 million to its network of text and video producers (including more than $20,000 to one video producer). For text content, Demand pays on performance (reads and traffic). In 2000, BoatTEST.com went live with 100 boat tests and about 70 videos; today, the site has grown to more than 1,000 boat tests, 3,000 videos and 500,000 unique monthly visitors. But co-founder Hammond, who also founded Power & Motoryacht and served as publisher of Boating and chief editor of Motorboating and Sailing, says running an online video business isn’t necessarily cheaper than print. “The magazine’s direct expense is limited to the printing, paper and postage,” he says. “On the other hand, when we sell a boat test, we must send a videographer and a testing captain to a distant location, hire a local helicopter, rent a car, pay for food and hotel room, then have scripts written, make voice over for the video, have the video edited, encode the video, pay for hosting it, pay for bandwidth to stream it, write an article, and fill in lots of data fields in our layout at accompanies the video, because the video is not enough. All of this is costly and labor intensive. It is essentially the job of a production house.  Believe me, we have tried every cost saving trick in the book, and they don’t work. Our direct expense is huge and as a result our charges are also higher than what a magazine needs to cover.”Loud3r acts as a search engine for niche enthusiast markets, offering a network of 136 different sites that serve as content aggregators for pursuits such as music, mountain biking and gardening. Readers can access the main Loud3r site, or go directly to their niche.“When we started the company in 2007, it cost $1,500 to launch a new site,” says co-founder Lowell Goss. “In the online world, that was pretty expensive. But compared to a traditional publisher, or even an online publisher, that’s nothing. Every three months or so we cut that cost in half. We went from $1,500 to $750 to $350 to $125 and we are close to cutting that per-title cost even further.” In the next three months, Loud3r plans on rolling out a self-serve site maker product that allows users to set up and run their own niche interest site for a $25 startup fee. “This will pull in all relevant content and allow you to add your own content and control the design,” says Goss. “You can look at it as a blog site but with a real content engine behind it. That’s a big part of the future for any publisher—you produce not only content but point of view and point people to great stuff across the Web in addition to what you’re generating.”And as traditional publishers are finding out, the costs of digital are largely focused on people (who often command a higher rate than equivalent positions in traditional media). “We’re an intellectual capital business,” says Killeen, “so costs are centered around expert headcount.” The costs of GlobalSpec’s business fall into two camps: talent (editors) and applied technology, which includes business-domain experts, and engineers.CLICK HERE FOR PART IIlast_img read more

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New method to make gallium arsenide solar cells

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — A new “transfer-printing” method of making light-sensitive semiconductors could make solar cells, night-vision cameras, and a range of other devices much more efficient, and could transform the solar industry. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. More information: Jongseung Yoon, GaAs photovoltaics and optoelectronics using releasable multilayer epitaxial assemblies, Nature, Volume: 465, Pages: 329-333, Date published: 20 May 2010, DOI:doi:10.1038/nature09054 This is a flexible array of gallium arsenide solar cells. Gallium arsenide and other compound semiconductors are more efficient than the more commonly used silicon. Credit: John Rogers Citation: New method to make gallium arsenide solar cells (2010, May 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-05-method-gallium-arsenide-solar-cells.html They have learned that if they press the stamp on the stack and lift it quickly it picks up only the top film. They then transfer the GaAs to the substrate by stamping it onto the surface and peeling the stamp back slowly. They could then build the devices such as photovoltaic cells, semiconductor field effect transistors and logic gates, and near-infrared imaging devices on the substrates. The method yields large quantities of high quality GaAs films, leaving the original wafer for reuse to grow more films.Using their technique, which is described in the journal Nature, the researchers succeeded in mass-producing tiny solar cells about 500 micrometers in diameter, and they also produced components for mobile phones and infrared-imaging devices.Rogers said GaAs has a great deal of potential in the future, and the team is now developing commercially viable solar cells that will be able to generate electricity for about $1 per watt. Image of a printed GaAs solar cell with a size ~10 x 10 mm2 on a glass substrate, with simple, metal grid contacts. Image copyright: Nature, DOI:doi:10.1038/nature09054center_img © 2010 PhysOrg.com Explore further A pile of gallium arsenide solar cells is manufactured in stacks and then peeled apart layer by layer. They can be integrated into a number of electronic devices. Credit: John Rogers IMEC unveils promising mechanically-stacked GaAs/Ge multijunction solar cell Scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new and cheaper way of producing microchips of gallium arsenide (GaAs), a compound semiconductor that responds to light. Gallium arsenide is about twice as effective as silicon in converting incident solar radiation to light, with a theoretical conversion rate of up to 40 percent, and has for that reason been used in solar cells in space crafts. The problem with GaAs is its expense and the need for wafers to be grown in precisely controlled conditions. The wafers are sliced for use, but only the surfaces are used and the rest is essentially wasted. Now the Illinois research team, led by materials scientist John Rogers, has developed an alternative and potentially much more cost-effective technique involving growing stacks of layers of GaAs alternating with aluminum arsenide (AlAs). When the stack is complete, the scientists then chemically etch away the AlAs layers using hydrofluoric acid, leaving the films of GaAs, which they then peel off and stamp onto another substrate such as glass, silicon, or plastic using a silicon-based soft rubber stamp. Rogers and his colleagues have been working on perfecting the technique for around ten years. last_img read more

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Frances Postal Service is Experimenting with Drone Mail Delivery

first_img 2 min read While Amazon and Google have hit a few regulatory snags in their efforts to incorporate drones into their business (at least in the US), France is getting ready to say “allons-y,” or let’s go, to drone package delivery, reports VentureBeat. This week, GeoPost, the package delivery subsidiary of the French national postal service LaPoste, completed its first round of testing for drone deliveries.Related: Has TGI Friday’s Ruined Drones for Restaurants Everywhere?GeoPost’s UAV prototype was developed with a company called Atechsys that specializes in building drones. In the test, the drone safely took off, landed and carried a 2 kilogram package for 1.2 kilometers. According to an announcement from GeoPost, the drone is meant to able to carry a parcel of up to 4 kilograms up to 20 kilometers.While there is no official start date for the GeoDrone project, it is against the law in France to fly drones “over heavily populated areas,” according to VentureBeat. But the six-propeller UAV’s are likely to be used for deliveries to isolated or far-flung locations, or in the event of a medical emergency.Related: The ‘Paper’ Airplane to Rule Them AllCheck out the video below.  Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals December 30, 2014center_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now »last_img read more

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Etihad Guest the loyalty program of Etihad Airway

first_imgEtihad Guest, the loyalty program of Etihad Airways, has signed a frequent flyer program agreement with Booking.com which enables Etihad Guest customers to earn Etihad Guest Miles when booking accommodation through Booking.com on a special co-branded version of the website.Depending on the accommodation booked, customers will earn between three and six Etihad Guest Miles for every USD$1 spent, from 1 August 2019.“We are always looking for new ways to add value to our loyalty programme, and now through this partnership with Booking.com, we are delighted to give travellers the ability to earn Etihad Guest Miles not only when booking flights, but their accommodation as well,” said Yasser Al Yousuf, Etihad Airways Vice President Commercial Partnerships.Ripsy Bandourian, Vice President of Partnerships at Booking.com said the company is always exploring new collaborations.“We’re delighted to be partnering with Etihad Guest and providing additional value to our mutual customers that truly enhances their overall shopping and trip experience.”Etihad Guest Miles will automatically be awarded 8 to 12 weeks after the guests complete their stay and can be redeemed for flights and upgrades with Etihad Airways, over 20 airline partners globally, as well as electronics, fashion items and gifts from a range of over 3,000 leading brands available at Etihad Guest’s Reward Shop. BookingcomEtihad AirwaysEtihad GuestFrequent Flyer Programlast_img read more

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Photo by Eddie PoeCronkite News

first_img(Photo by Eddie Poe/Cronkite News) Now, eight years away from the game and one step away from football glory, Warner’s story will have a chance to leave an impact unlike any other.His former teammate in St. Louis and the first Arizona Cardinals player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, Aeneas Williams, knows Warner’s story is an all too special one.“What kid hears (Kurt’s) story and doesn’t feel like they can do anything? ” Williams said. “It doesn’t take the limits off of parents who sit down with their kids and say, ‘Let me tell you about Kurt Warner’s story. Let me tell you about the odds of him coming from the Arena Football League and going on to become a two-time MVP of the NFL. Let me tell you about the guy who took two franchises who had never gone to the Super Bowl before and look at the impact he had on those teams.’”Still, Warner remains awed by the moment and the reality that each inductee into the Hall of Fame has an equally important journey to share.“People always talk about my story as if it stands alone,” Warner said. “But, what you know is, everybody has a story.”As he reflects on his unlikely path, Warner is most emphatic about being in Canton and learning more about the stories that each inductee has to share. With a number of events comprising Enshrinement Week, it’s a perfect opportunity for him to do just that. “I think that’s truly the all part, when you don’t understand how you fit in and people start to tell you how you impacted them.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 0 Comments   Share   CANTON, Ohio — Even now, one day before his enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Kurt Warner remains enthralled by his inclusion in Canton. Others aren’t so surprised.“You don’t hear about a lot of similar stories in sports where a guy takes advantage of his opportunities like (Kurt) did,” said NBC’s Sunday Night Football broadcaster Al Michaels. “The guy everyone knew in St. Louis at that point in time was Trent Green. No one really knew who Kurt Warner was.” And to gain a grasp of his meaning in Canton and why his story matters.“Everybody is unique and I love to hear the speeches and really get to understand these guys’ lives before their NFL careers,” he said. “I want to know how these guys got here, what brought them here, and the hurdles that they overcame to get to this point.”“I’ve really just enjoyed getting to know the men behind the player and I look forward to the opportunity to do more of that tonight, tomorrow, and in the future.”It’s a true wonder that Warner is still unable to gain a grasp of his meaning in Canton. His career is highlighted by three Super Bowl appearances with two different franchises and two NFL MVP honors. No small feat for a quarterback who went under the radar to leave a lasting mark on the game.Now, just 24 hours away from the Induction Ceremony and his speech to millions of people all around the world, Warner has nailed down one moment from the week thus far that has encapsulated him the most. A moment that best exemplifies who he really is.“The all moment for me with all of this is to realize that these guys that you tried to emulate and grew up watching and were your heroes, actually know your story,” Warner said. “You come into this and you automatically feel like you don’t belong here and then to have guys come up to you and tell you what your career meant to them — it’s hard to put that into words. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

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Related Would you take your kids out of school for

first_img RelatedWould you take your kids out of school for a cheaper holiday?Take our quick survey and you could win £100 worth of travel vouchers!Vacation more important than education say 66% of Skyscanner usersGoing on holiday has been voted more important than getting educated in a recent Skyscanner poll.Five tips for cheaper family holidaysFive tips for cheaper family holidays Poll now closed – thanks for voting.Vote in our poll for the chance to win a portable DVD player!With trips outside of school holiday periods costing less than during the peak season, more parents are considering taking their kids out of school for a cheaper break. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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