Haiti UN continues relief to nearly 15000 families displaced by storm

The affected families are among the 1 million internally displaced Haitians still living in tent camps or makeshift housing – eight months after January’s catastrophic earthquake struck the country, killing an estimated 200,000 people. The UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS), the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are working with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other aid providers to bring relief.Just over 5,000 families have benefited from the distribution of 1,349 tents and more than 8,000 tarpaulins since the weekend. Another 3,800 families are expected to receive tents and tarpaulins.To replace medicines lost in the storm, a delivery of emergency health kits and replacement vaccines took place today for a hospital at the temporary Petionville Golf Camp, which houses more than 50,000 people. Minor repairs to latrines and showers damaged by the storm are ongoing.Relief agencies conducted rapid telephone assessments of 108 schools on 27 September, and found that five schools reported damaged tents. UNICEF is assessing the need to redistribute tents to these schools before the start of the school year on 4 October. 29 September 2010United Nations agencies are providing additional relief to nearly 15,000 families in Port-au-Prince after last week’s deadly rainstorm in the Haitian capital left residents of more than 160 temporary settlements in urgent need of shelter materials. read more

UN insists Sri Lanka must comply with UN policy on troops

Haq said the UN is working together with the Government of Sri Lanka to ensure that the screening arrangements with the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka comply with UN policy. He said that compliance with these arrangements will be required before the UN can receive any further deployments or rotations from Sri Lanka.The move follows Sri Lankan troops being accused in the past of sexual abuse while being engaged in UN peacekeeping operations. (Colombo Gazette) The United Nations has insisted that Sri Lanka must comply with UN policies for Sri Lankan troops to be deployed on peacekeeping operations.Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the UN Secretary‑General told reporters that as of the past week, the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka was conducting an additional tier of vetting for 49 Sri Lankan officers who have been already deployed to the UN Mission in Lebanon, UNIFIL. He said the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka is undertaking their vetting and the vetting of the remaining 101 military personnel of the unit who are scheduled to be deployed. read more

Suspect arrested attempting to bribe Police to free NTJ member

The suspect was ready to pay Rs. 250,000 as an advance to secure the release of the NTJ member.He was arrested when handing over the advance to the OIC in his office room. A suspect has been arrested attempting to bribe the Police to free a National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ) member who is in Police custody.The suspect had offered Rs. 500,000 as a bribe to the Officer in Charge (OIC) at the Horowpothana Police station to free the NTJ member.

UN agencyprivate sector venture builds on extend the day and extend play

“The joint declaration commits UNIDO and Philips to cooperate to promote rural access to energy and energy efficiency for productive activities, technology transfer and access to renewable energy solutions through solar-powered LED technologies, in particular in Ghana, Kenya and South Africa,” according to a joint press release by the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the company, Royal Philips. Representatives from UNIDO and Philips said they will identify suitable projects related to those areas and work together on an annual basis. The declaration was signed by Philippe Scholtès, Officer-in-Charge of UNIDO’s Programme Development and Technical Cooperation Division, and Harry Verhaar, Head of Global Public and Government Affairs, Philips Lighting, on the margins of the three-day Vienna Energy Forum organized by UNIDO with Austrian authorities and the Intentional Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA).It “expresses the two organization’s intention to facilitate close cooperation regarding the Community Light Centres Programme in Africa,” according to the news release.The programme underway by Philips consists of installing more than a hundred Community Light Centres of approximately 1000 meters squared, or the size of a small soccer pitch, across Africa using a new generation of efficient solar-powered LED lighting, the news release denotes.The concept of the Light Centres is to create areas of light for rural communities, which live without electricity, thus effectively ‘extending the day and extending play,’ to create opportunities for social, sporting and economic activities in the evening.Joint partnerships between UNIDO and Philips are due to support progress on the eight anti-poverty targets known as the MDGs which have a deadline of December 2015. Mutual projects will also contribute to the achievement of the UN Secretary-General’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative, which aims at achieving three inter-linked global targets by 2030: universal access to modern energy services; the doubling of energy efficiency; and the doubling of the share of renewable energy in the world’s energy mix.UNIDO and Philips signed a Memorandum of Understanding in September 2011 stipulating a joint interest in engaging on sustainable and inclusive industrial development, UNIDO said. read more

We Should Have Seen FedererNadal At The US Open By Now

The men’s semifinals of the U.S. Open are annually appointment television for tennis fans around the world. But in the case of Friday’s second semifinal, it’s the tennis match that no tennis fan on the planet wanted to see — except, perhaps, for those in Argentina. To be sure, all signs point to Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro having a highly competitive, entertaining semifinal — del Potro is actually a respectable 5-8 all-time against the No. 1-seeded Nadal. But this one was supposed to be Nadal versus his longtime rival Roger Federer, on the hard courts of Flushing for the first time ever.Federer-Nadal at the U.S. Open is tennis’s white whale — and once again, it slipped away.On Monday, Federer and Nadal appeared to be on a collision course; both reached the quarterfinals, and both were in the same side of the bracket. Nadal held up his end of the bargain, beating Andrey Rublev in straight sets to secure a semifinal berth. But late Wednesday, Federer was unceremoniously defeated by the Argentinean del Potro, ending his bid for a third Grand Slam championship of 2017 — and crushing the hopes of everyone who has followed the game in the past 15 years.Along with Novak Djokovic, Federer and Nadal are the two most successful players of their era.1If not any era. Between them, the pair have won 34 Grand Slam titles and appeared in the semifinals of 33 other major tournaments. They’ve gone head-to-head 12 times at the other three Slams — three times at Wimbledon, four at the Australian Open and five times at Roland Garros. So it’s astonishing that their paths have never crossed at the U.S. Open. Do the math, and the odds of the colossal clash never happening are minuscule.Let’s focus on Grand Slam semifinals, since all of the actual Rafa-Fed matchups have happened at that stage of a major or later. Federer first made the semifinals of a Grand Slam in 2003, and since then, he’s advanced at least that far in 74 percent of all non-U.S. Open majors. Nadal made his semifinal debut in 2005 and has made it that far in 53 percent of non-U.S. Open majors ever since. So, if we simply used the other three majors as a guide, we’d expect Federer and Nadal to have about a 39 percent chance of simultaneously making the semifinals of any given U.S. Open. And in non-U.S. Opens when both made the semis, they ended up facing each other 86 percent of the time, whether in that round or the final.Based on those numbers, then, we’d expect there to be a 34 percent chance that Federer and Nadal would end up facing each other at a given U.S. Open. (Indeed, they’ve faced each other 12 times in the 38 non-U.S. Open Slams since 2005, including their first head-to-head meeting at Roland Garros — good for a rate of 32 percent.) If we apply that 34 percent mark to each of the 13 U.S. Opens staged since 2005, we would expect there to be only a 1-in-204 chance (0.5 percent) that they wouldn’t end up facing each other at least once in that span. So the odds that we would never get this U.S. Open matchup are truly microscopic.Now, some of this can be attributed to both Federer and (especially) Nadal enjoying comparatively less semifinal success at the U.S. Open than at the other three majors. Since his first semifinal breakthrough at a Slam, Federer has only made the semis 67 percent of the time on the Flushing hardcourts, and Nadal has only made it that far 38 percent of the time. If you use those rates instead of the non-U.S. Open numbers as your baseline, the odds against ever seeing a Federer-Nadal clash rise to 4 percent.Still, even that is a fairly small probability. Any way you cut it, it’s positively shocking that American audiences have never been treated to seeing two of the greatest players ever play each other in person before. read more

Spain sack their manager 48 hours before World Cup opener

first_img Image: AP/PA Images Jun 13th 2018, 9:37 AM By Steve O’Rourke Share49 Tweet Email The negotiations occurred without informing the Spanish FA and we were informed just five minutes before the press release.“There’s a way that you must act. Julen has worked in a great way with the team, but we cannot accept how he has acted in this case.”When he was asked who would be taking over from Lopetegui, Rubiales gave little away:“We are going to touch as little as possible. We are working on it. When we know we will tell you.I have spoken with the players and I can guarantee they will do everything, along with the new coach, to take the team as far as possible.“To win is very important, to have the best coach very important, but above everything is acting in the right way. Maybe this is tough now, but in the end it will make us stronger.”Fernando Hierro – director of football with the RFEF — will take charge for the duration of the World Cup. Follow us: the42.ie Wednesday 13 Jun 2018, 12:50 PM What’s the Spanish for out the gap? 60 Comments Spain sack their manager 48 hours before World Cup opener Fernando Hierro will take charge for the duration of the World Cup. Short URL Spain open their Russia 2018 campaign with an Iberian derby against Portugal on Friday.The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! 73,828 Views What’s the Spanish for out the gap? Image: AP/PA Images https://the42.ie/4068106 Updated Jun 13th 2018, 12:50 PM YOU CAN’T SPELL Saipan without Spain.On the eve of the 2018 World Cup, Spain have decided to part ways with their manager Julen Lopetegui.Reports from Russia suggested the Spanish FA [RFEF] — particularly the federation’s new president Luis Rubiales – were blindsided  by Real Madrid announcing yesterday that Lopetegui was to be their new manager.The 2010 winners held a scheduled press conference today where Rubiales clarified the 53-year-old’s fate.“We have been forced to dispense with the national coach. We wish him the best of luck,” said Rubiales. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Turkey claims Aegean islets

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The President of Turkey, Recep Tayip Erdogan, may have made clear that his country does not have any territorial claims over Greece, but the message did not reach his cabinet. The issue of Aegean island ownership was brought up during a heated debate in the parliament this week, when the opposition confronted Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. Speaking about certain islands that Ankara insists are part of Turkish territory, Mr Cavusoglu, said that the country will resolve the matter either by means of diplomacy, or by military intervention.“We continue our diplomatic talks with Greece,” he said. “If we do not agree, the parliament will decide on the alternatives and we will apply them. But this is a national policy. This is not an issue that will be discussed in the corridors. We established a team of military personnel at the Ministry of National Defense. We discussed the problem and the steps we can take. Is it more beneficial to reduce tension or increase it?”Referring to the Imia conflict, which resulted to Greek soldiers losing their life in 1996, Cavusoglu insisted that the government considers this “occupation” a national issue and that the ruling party, AKP, is not responsible for how the incident turned out, because they were not the government then. During his speech, Cavusoglu said that Turkey has three options: Try to work out a diplomatic solution with Greece, take the issue to the International Court, or send the Turkish army to claim the islets. last_img read more

Psst Alien Hunters Check Inside Craters on Saturns Moon Titan

first_img Move over, Enceladus: A new study suggests Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, has all the ingredients to produce life as we know it.Using data from the retired Cassini spacecraft, a team of researchers examined the icy expanse, on the hunt for biological molecules.Led by Catherine Neish, a planetary scientist specializing in impact cratering at the University of Western Ontario, the group found that, when exposed to liquid water, organic molecules like the ones on Titan produce a range of biomolecules, including amino acids.“Titan thus provides a natural laboratory for studying the products of prebiotic chemistry,” according to a paper published in the journal Astrobiology.The orb’s mysterious surface—primarily composed of water ice and rocky material—clocks in at a frigid -300℉, which, as Astrobiology Magazine pointed out, is too cold for biochemical reactions to occur.So how can we even consider the existence of life (however basic) on Titan?Though methane lakes may seem like the obvious choice, Neish & Co. turned their attention to craters—Sinlap (70 miles in diameter), Selk (56 miles), and Menrva (244 miles) in particular.“We determine that the best sites to identify biological molecules are deposits of impact melt on the floors of large, fresh impact craters,” the team wrote, cheekily hinting that the “ideal lander” for lunar study would be capable of “precision targeting.”Not everyone is convinced, however, by these recently identified targets. David Grinspoon, a senior scientist at the Planetary Science Institute, wouldn’t use these results to guide our next mission to Titan.“It’s premature,” he told the magazine, advocating instead for more research “to characterize a range of environments.”NASA just released a stunning six-image portrait of Titan (pictured), featuring mosaics constructed using 13 years of data gathered by Cassini’s Visual Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (VIMS) tool.Neish isn’t the only one fishing for life on Saturn’s moons.Last month, the University of Heidelberg’s Frank Postberg and Nozair Khawaja revealed evidence of complex organic molecules spewing from the icy surface of Enceladus—one of the brightest objects in our Solar System.A team of analysts identified fragments of rare complex molecules which, along with liquid water and hydrothermal activity, suggest Enceladus’s ocean may be habitable.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target Hubble Captures Saturn’s ‘Phonograph Record’ Ring SystemTonight: See Saturn at Its Best and Brightest for the Year last_img read more

Juventus want to keep Dybala – Nedved

first_imgJuventus vice-President Pavel Nedved has insisted that Paulo Dybala remains an important part of their plans, despite speculation linking him with a move away from the clubThe Argentine’s poor performance in Juventus’ first-leg 3-0 defeat to Real Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Champions League on March 4 left the Serie A side frustrated with Dybala later being sent off with a second yellow card after Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning second goal.While Juventus produced a remarkable comeback in the return leg a week later, it proved to be futile with a late Ronaldo penalty sending the Spanish giants on their way to Kiev, where they would defeat Liverpool to win a third successive European Cup.Since then, Dybala has been linked with moves to Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid.The 24-year-old further increased speculation on his own future after being spotted with Diego Simeone at a restaurant in Madrid during the last international break at the end of March.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.But Nedved has now stated that Juventus have no plans to part with Dybala.“Dybala is a very important player, one who is still under contract at Juventus. We’re very happy with what he’s doing and he can still improve a lot, so the future belongs to him,” said the 45-year-old, according to Football-Italia.Dybala ended the season with 26 goals and five assists in 47 games in all competitions for Juventus.last_img read more

North Caicos wins FortisTCI Museums History Quiz

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 14, 2017 – Providenciales – After over 100 questions, it was Raymond Gardiner High School of North Caicos which emerged as winners of this year’s FortisTCI History and Cultural Heritage Quiz which is led by the Turks and Caicos National Museum.   Second was Grand Turk’s, HJ Robinson High.Six schools: Clement Howell High, Maranatha Academy, Wesley Methodist, Raymond Gardiner, HJ Robinson and British West Indies Collegiate participated in the two round contest at Brayton Hall during Education Week.  One student gave her view of the cultural quiz showdown.  “We learned more about our history which is really good so we can pass it on to our future generation.”The Turks and Caicos Reef Fund, Caiku Naniki, Marco Travel and BWIC are also sponsors of the second year event.#MagneticMediaNews #FortisTCIandMuseamQuiz #TCIHighScoolcompetition #RaymondGardinerHigh Related Items:#FortisTCIandMuseamQuiz, #magneticmedianews, #RaymondGardinerHigh, #TCIHighScoolcompetition Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

SELECTMEN RACE QA Candidates Discuss What Theyll Do To Increase Civility In Town

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Incumbents Greg Bendel and Kevin Caira, and challengers Rob Fasulo, Mark Maselli, Dan Murphy, and Suzanne Sullivan, are running for TWO three-year seats on the Wilmington Board of Selectmen.Wilmington Apple is asking the candidates multiple questions each week leading up to the April 27 Town Election.The latest question:In September, the Wilmington Memorial Library hosted a month-long series of programs on civility to address a growing lack of civility in today’s society. In his latest newsletter, Town Manager Jeff Hull called for more civility in town when discussing controversial topics. If elected, what will you do to create more civility in Wilmington — online, at meetings, and in the community overall?Below are the candidates’ responses, in their own words:Suzanne SullivanI promise to treat others the way I wish to be treated. Being on the Board would not make me better than others.I will work for inclusionary government, not exclusionary government, the first step towards respect and civility.I understand there will be disagreements and when there are I will be respectful of others’ opinions.I will be a respectful listener.I believe passion and debate, the expression of opinions and even conflict can be healthy and good if respectful and not personal. In fact sometimes it is the best way to come to a solution.I recognize there  will always be someone who disagrees with something I may feel passionate about and that they may feel equally as passionate about. I will work hard at not making it personal but making the discussion if it occurs about the issue. Emotion can trigger incivility and I think we all can be vulnerable to this. The key is to allow people to say what they need to say and to be sincere about listening instead of pretending to listen and care.Suzanne SullivanMark MaselliCivility refers to the way people treat one another, with respect, even when they disagree. We need to model civility in our leadership and in our public meetings, all while setting the example for the town. This includes social media as I’ve seen a lack of civility on those platforms a lot.I would encourage people to have thoughtful dialogue and to respect one another even when there is disagreement. Disagreement plays a necessary role in politics; however, the issue here is how the disagreement is expressed. I would encourage people to recognize how passionate they feel about the issue at hand and realized that the person that disagrees with them feels just as passionate about their stance on that issue. We need to strive for a better understanding of one another and to be respectful of people’s opinions, especially when they differ from our own.I would also promote working collaboratively instead of taking sides. When we come together as a community and engage in respectful, civil conversations, we can disagree in a more respectful way. We don’t need to attack one another. We owe it to one another to work towards an ‘us mentality’ instead of an ‘us vs. them’ mentality and work together towards harmonious and collaborative solutions to the issues we are facing. We need to lead by example and show our children that we can come together to work through the issues, so they will do the same in the future. I was always taught that everything you do is a reflection of yourself, and I would remind people of that.All those who chose to speak during a public meeting deserve to be treated with courtesy and respect. Most people are not comfortable with public speaking so being respectful will help the situation all around. Personal attacks, booing, or yelling from the crowd doesn’t help to move a conversation forward. This is an issue that we have seen at some recent public meetings, especially those that are associated with the Detox Center.As a Selectman, I would suggest specific time limits on questions or comments in a public forum. Continuous rhetoric from some people in the audience can become annoying and quite counterproductive. Whoever is moderating the meeting needs to be respectful of the person who is speaking and handle situations calmly and rationally.Civility starts with the town being united as ONE.Mark MaselliRob FasuloI truly believe to answer this question one needs to understand the root of the problem we have in Wilmington. Residents have begun to see that our government is not working fairly and equally for everyone.Every day I hear from people all over town about how they were denied pool permits because they were too close to wetlands or they were given a hard time because they were a foot or two too close to the property lines with a deck or addition. In the same breath, they say they can drive down the street and show me a house where the wetlands were filled in, or a house that is 3 feet from the property line. Whether or not things were done “legally,” the appearance is that there are different sets of rules for different people.A second reason for the discontent, is town officials’ lack of willingness to take comments from residents and incorporate them into their plans. This was displayed outwardly over the inclusionary bylaw discussion where residents wanted changes to the percentage of units required and a change in open space allowed. The latest draft of this bylaw shows that none of the resident comments were taken seriously and were ignored. I have seen first-hand the unwillingness of town officials to act in a transparent manner where the Secretary of State had to issue three notices of determination against the town because officials refused to turn over requested documents. When they did, they exempted a number of documents as privileged and refused again to turn these over. When the documents were finally turned over, my argument that they were not exempt was proven as a handful of them were released in the end.Finally, I would like to point out the behavior of the Board of Selectmen over the past couple of months. As a board, they have refused to answer resident’s questions when presented in a respectful manner. I understand respect is not easily earned, however it is very easily lost. If I am elected, I have been clear all along that I will listen to residents and represent them. When presented with a question, I will answer it truthfully and with respect. I live my life and raise my children to be self-sufficient, with honesty and integrity as core values. The residents of Wilmington know what they will get by electing me. I will be a voice for them, not the power behind the machine that is currently running this town. Let’s make the change Wilmington needs.Rob FasuloKevin CairaI will continue to conduct myself both in public and in private as I have all my life, civil in tone, respectful of others and tolerant of a wide variety of opinion. I applaud the Library Director and the Town Manager for raising this important issue and speaking out for the need to reintroduce civility in the public domain. The best way to create more civility in Wilmington is to lead by example and to treat others in the same manner as you would want to be treated.Frankly, I have neither the time nor the desire to spend endless hours trolling the internet and offering demeaning and derogatory comments that serve no public purpose. I prefer calm and thoughtful discussion rather than vitriolic hyperbole. I believe that disagreement is healthy as long as it is not contentious. I prefer to rely on fact finding and openness rather than rumors and accusations. I was appalled to learn that a candidate for local public office referred to local officials as “expletives” and commented that a local official who was beat up by a colleague “deserved it.” This is not the example that we should be setting for the next generation of leaders.I believe that emotion and passion can be a part of healthy debate as long as such debate is grounded in facts and measured by tolerance and civility. Recently, I ran into a resident who, while supporting another candidate, praised me for the way in which I have conducted meetings as Chairman of the Board. He said he appreciated that I kept order to the meetings without denying individuals’ rights to speak even when the comments were entirely negative. Maybe I won’t have that person’s vote, but at least I have his respect. As much as I want to be re-elected, having that respect is far more important. It is incumbent upon all of us to be respectful and tolerant of each other and to acknowledge that everyone’s opinion is worthy of consideration. That is the recipe for civility and I pledge that my conduct as a member of the Board of Selectmen will continue to exemplify the values that were instilled in me by my parents.Kevin CairaGreg BendelOn August 13th 2018, I was proud to vote for the signing of a proclamation to declare September 2018 “Revive Civility Month” in the Town of Wilmington. We live in an time where we need more civility in our country. If re-elected I will continue to do my part by being a positive role model for others. It is an honor to serve the residents of Wilmington on the Board of Selectmen and it is a role I take very seriously.  I take great pride in the way that I conduct myself and I like to believe that I lead by example. I am always willing to listen to others and never look to tear anyone down regardless if we differ in opinion. I have always been polite and treated others with respect, values that my parents instilled in me at a young age.  I have and will continue to encourage others to exercise civility so that we can work together to keep moving Wilmington forward.Greg BendelDan MurphyNo response provided.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: Selectwoman Candidate Suzanne Sullivan Discusses Her Campaign With WCTVIn “Videos”SELECTMEN RACE Q&A: Candidates Grade Town Manager Jeff Hull’s Job PerformanceIn “Government”VIDEO: Selectman Greg Bendel Discusses His Re-Election Campaign With WCTVIn “Videos”last_img read more

Real Guy Falls While Climbing Fake Mountain

first_img British Airways Tests VR Entertainment on Select First-Class FlightsGeek Pick: HP Reverb Is Clear-Eyed Virtual Reality Virtual reality promises to unlock a whole range of new experiences we may not otherwise try, but that doesn’t mean we won’t get hurt trying them. And that’s an issue the companies offering VR hardware need to solve (as well as all the other issues, cables anyone?).Because the experiences are so believable, people start to believe they are real. Take this guy, for example. He’s wearing an Oculus Rift and playing what looks to be Crytek’s The Climb. As he reaches a flatter part of the climb he, quite naturally, leans forward. But he isn’t really on the mountain, so the inevitable happens:It’s amusing to watch and he looks to be fine afterwards, but this is going to be a recurring problem. The Wii had the problem that gamers were smashing their expensive TVs by accidentally throwing the Wii Remote. Nintendo fixed that issue with wrist straps and grippy casings. For VR, gamers are going to injure themselves. How will we prevent that from happening?We could play attached with rope to a stand or ceiling preventing a fall, but that’s just another cable to deal with which ultimately limits movement. I think the solution needs to come from the VR experience itself and taking into account the real environment you are playing within. It’s certainly not an easy problem to solve, and there’s no guarantee it can ever be solved. Maybe we just need to get used to the fact VR introduces an injury risk. Either that, or we only play in padded rooms.Further proof that falling in VR is an issue comes via multiple world snooker champion Ronnie O’Sullivan. Here he is attempting to play a game of virtual reality pool: Stay on targetlast_img read more

Check Out The Best Samsung Galaxy S8 Deals Available Right NowGet It

first_img Source: Deal: Samsung Galaxy S8 is on sale for as low as $360, here are all the deals Samsung is trying to boost Galaxy S8 sales and the scope of this smartphone is looking way better than its predecessor. In the past few weeks many promotional offers have been introduced in the United States which allowed Samsung fans to get this product at a very good price. Earlier this week the company debuted a great deal on the Galaxy S8 and it was designed for people who wanted to purchase two phones but for the price of one. Things don’t end here; the Samsung Galaxy S8 deals just get better and better.Samsung Galaxy S8 deals better than everBest Buy has the Galaxy S8 and S8+ on sale but for this you would have to commit to a long-term contract. Sprint offers something even cheaper. It will allow you to get the Galaxy S8 for no upfront payment but you will have to pay $18.75 for 24 months. That amounts to $360 only! Currently AT&T and Verizon have similar deals at Best Buy. They are offering you the Galaxy S8 for $18.33 per month for 30 months or for $17.50 per month for 24 months. You can also get the unlocked version of Galaxy S8 for an upfront payment of $575. The discounted price of unlocked Galaxy S8+ is available for an upfront payment of $675.If you don’t want to commit to such long term payments then you can take the Samsung offer on S8/S8+ by trading your older phone. You can by the S8 for $300 cheaper but basically half of the discount is coming from trading your old phone. Only selective smartphones can be traded that include Galaxy Note 5, S5, S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, S7, S7, edge, iPhone SE, 5, 5S, 6, 6 plus, 6S, 6S plus, 7, 7 plus, LG G4, G5, G6, Google Pixel, and Pixel XL.On the website, Samsung is offering any carrier locked version of the Galaxy S8/S8+ as well as the unlocked versions. The carrier locked versions cost $450 with all discounts applied and unlocked variant will cost $450. If you pick up the carrier versions you can sign up for new contracts and can get the Galaxy S8/S8+ for no upfront price. The same conditions are applicable on the Galaxy S8 with an additional charge.You can get more information about the Samsung Galaxy S8 deals on their website. Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

Carnival building its own Grand Bahama port for 1 million passengers

first_img Wednesday, May 3, 2017 Carnival building its own Grand Bahama port for 1 million passengers Share Travelweek Group Tags: Bahamas, Carnival Cruise Linecenter_img MIAMI — Carnival Cruise Line is getting its own exclusive-use port on Grand Bahama Island, with a pier capable of accommodating two of Carnival’s largest cruise ships simultaneously and capacity for up to 1 million guests annually.The new agreement between Carnival Cruise Line and the Bahamian government, capping a deal that’s been in the works for almost two years, will bring the largest-ever cruise port development project to Grand Bahama Island, with a pier capable of accommodating two of Carnival’s largest cruise ships simultaneously and capacity for up to 1 million guests annually.Carnival Cruise Line is one of the few major cruise lines without its own private Caribbean island, although it has access to sister line Holland America’s Half Moon Cay.Officials from Carnival Cruise Line and the Bahamian government signed the agreement during a signing ceremony in Freeport. The as-yet-unnamed planned port, funded and operated by Carnival Cruise Line, will be the largest purpose-built cruise facility ever constructed in The Bahamas. Features will include a 1.6-kilometre stretch of beach, food, beverage and shopping outlets and an array of water-based amenities and other recreational facilities.More news:  AMResorts has a new Sr. Dir. of Cdn. Sales & Consortia Rel’ns“Carnival Cruise Line is the leader in year-round cruising to The Bahamas and this new development will not only provide a truly extraordinary and one-of-a-kind destination experience for our guests but it will further solidify our partnership with the people of The Bahamas,” said Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy. “In 2017, along with Carnival’s sister lines, Carnival Corporation will bring close to three million guests to The Bahamas via calls to Nassau, Freeport, Grand Bahama, Half Moon Cay and Princess Cays, the latter two of which were developed and are operated by Carnival Corporation brands Holland America Line and Princess Cruises.  Collectively, we represent the single largest cruise company investor in The Bahamas,” Duffy added.During the signing ceremony, Carnival Corporation President and CEO Arnold Donald said, “When Ted Arison, the founder of Carnival and the modern day cruise industry, embarked on his first cruise, it was to The Bahamas. From that day until now, The Bahamas continues to be one of the most strategic and important destinations for our company.” Donald continued, “Signing this agreement today is especially meaningful to me, as we strive to further contribute to the prosperity of the people of The Bahamas through providing experiences that continue to exceed our guests’ expectations.”More news:  Direct Travel names Smith as Senior VP, Leisure Marketing, North AmericaThe Government of The Bahamas “has had a long and close association with Carnival which has been of great economic benefit to both parties,” added Prime Minister Perry G. Christie. “This new cruise port initiative in East Grand Bahama will deliver a cruise port in the traditional sense, but more than that, its shore project will create a new ‘destination’ with a distinctive flavour and characteristics that offer the broadest Bahamian entrepreneurial and employment opportunities, representing another phase in the development of Grand Bahama as a viable tourist centre.”The project is subject to a public discussion process, environmental studies and permitting. Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

FHFA Narrows Definition of New Business Activities

first_imgFHFA Narrows Definition of New Business Activities The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has published a final rule amending the regulations that address requirements for the Federal Home Loan Banks (Banks)’ new business activity (NBA) notices, according to an announcement from the FHFA.The proposed rule, which was published on August 23, 2016, sought to modify FHFA’s regulation establishing the process for the Banks submitting NBA notices and the Agency’s subsequent review and approval or denial of those notices. Under the proposed rule, the Banks would be required to submit an NBA notice only for activities that include ‘‘material risks not previously managed by the Bank’’—and also, the acceptance of new types of advance collateral will no longer fall under the definition of new business activity. The proposal called for the establishment of 30- and 80-day timelines for the FHFA to review and approve or deny the notices.“The rule is basically a housekeeping rule that holds us to a little tighter timeline for getting these new business activities either approved or rejected, and also removes a couple of categories of things that we required or put some restrictions on what has to be put in as a new business activity,” said Fred Graham, Deputy Director for Federal Home Loan Bank Regulation. “Under the existing rule, the Banks had to file a new business activity notice and get approval for it for anytime they decide to accept a different type of collateral. Now we are not going to require new business activities for different types of collateral. The banks know there are restrictions on the type of collateral they can take, but within the categories of acceptable collateral, if they start accepting a type that was acceptable that they hadn’t accepted before, they no longer have to submit a notice.”The FHFA revised the text of the final rule based on comments they received on the proposed rule. The proposal required the Banks to disclose in its NBA notice whether the FHFA had approved the activity in question for any other Bank. The Banks commented that the requirement should be limited to instances where the bank requesting approval for the activity is aware that the FHFA has approved the same activity for another bank.“The Banks explained that FHFA should have the most comprehensive information on which Banks have previously been approved for particular activities, and that because NBA notices, and any corresponding FHFA approvals, are not public documents, a Bank would not necessarily know whether FHFA has previously approved a given activity for another Bank,” according to the Federal Register.The final rule will become effective on January 17, 2018.Click here to view the Federal Register citation. December 19, 2016 619 Views in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, Newscenter_img Federal Home Loan Banks FHFA New Business Activities 2016-12-19 Seth Welborn Sharelast_img read more

Police checks on 800 truck drivers saw six in ten booked for

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Coop Bank seeks listing on Irish Stock Exchange

first_imgBy Stelios OrphanidesThe Cyprus Cooperative Bank (CCB) said that it will issue covered bonds of €1bn or more through Barclays Capital in an attempt to have its share listed on the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) in Dublin.The bank’s head of strategy and communication Yiannos Stavrinides said that the decision to seek a listing on the ISE, instead of on the Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE), which was the original plan, was related to the bank’s failure to achieve a share dispersion of 25 per cent that is a pre-condition for a listing by the CSE.“The CSE listing remains on the table but priorities have changed,” Stavrinides said on Wednesday, a day after the bank announced its covered-bonds programme.The covered bonds will carry an investment grade rating due to the high quality of the underlying assets, the state-owned bank said in a statement on its website on Tuesday.Stavrinides added that the bank would implement its covered-bond programme “in several tranches”.At the same time, it will slash the interest rate for short-term deposits of institutional depositors to 0 per cent from currently over 1 per cent, Stavrinides said. Deposits of institutional depositors at the CCB account for less than €500m of the bank’s total deposits which in September stood at €12.2bn.The lender, which last September appointed Citigroup as global coordinator of its efforts to attract private equity with an issue of new shares, as part of its obligation to reduce the state’s participation of over 99 per cent to less than 25 per cent, said that it agreed its cooperation with Barclays Capital at the end of last year.In 2014 and 2015, the government injected €1.7bn into the bank which struggles with €6.4bn in non-performing loans.You May LikeAuto Overload30 Perfectly Timed Moments Captured When It All Went WrongAuto OverloadUndoFinance NancyRemember Him? This is Why He’s No Longer An ActorFinance NancyUndoLiving MagazineThe Aluminum Foil Trick Everyone Should Know AboutLiving MagazineUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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