24 June 2011United Nations humanitarian agencies have been asked to provide enough food, medical supplies, latrines and other items to help up to 180,000 people hit by widespread floods on the Philippine island of Mindanao. The Philippine Department of Social Welfare and Development today formally requested the UN Country Team (UNCT) that the world body provide more support, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported.UN agencies are being asked to provide enough materials for more than 36,000 families – or roughly as many as 180,000 people – for a 10-day period.While flood waters are now receding, heavy rains earlier this month across eastern and southern Mindanao have inundated homes and displaced nearly 400,000 people. Most of the displaced are living with host families, although some are sheltering in evacuation centres.UN agencies, including the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme, are already assisting Philippine authorities and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to provide relief to the displaced, and have started distributing blankets, plastic mats and tarpaulins.
Actor Abraham Attah receives the Mastroianni Prize for best emerging actor for his role in the movie “Beasts of No Nation,” during the awards ceremony of the 72nd edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Andrew Medichini by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 13, 2015 7:00 am MDT Last Updated Sep 13, 2015 at 2:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Netflix looks to shake up film industry, takes ‘Beasts of No Nation’ to TIFF TORONTO – One of Netflix’s hottest new titles has its Canadian premiere on Sunday — but won’t be streaming in your home.After tearing down how we watch television shows — and helping make binge watching the new channel surfing — Netflix is now aiming squarely at the world of film. In October, the video streaming service will premiere the feature film “Beasts of No Nation” on the same online platform where it delivers its hit TV shows “Orange is the New Black” and “House of Cards.”And just like those two Emmy-winning series, Netflix hopes its first major film release will also rack up a few gold statues.Anticipation for “Beasts of No Nation” has been simmering ever since Netflix acquired the movie earlier this year. The film will hit the big screen at the Toronto International Film festival on Sunday and has two other public screenings.Written and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, who helped bring HBO’s “True Detective” to TV screens last year, the film stars Idris Elba as an African warlord who takes a young orphan under his wing and trains him to fight in a guerilla war.Elba is already considered a possible contender for a best actor Oscar nomination, while the film could land nominations in other categories too. Netflix has previously been in Oscar races — in the lower-profile documentary feature category — with “The Square” and “Virunga.”At this year’s Toronto film festival, Netflix and its U.S. streaming competitors are expected to poke around for acquisitions to bolster their slates of content, alongside the usual roster of Hollywood distributors chasing movies with commercial potential.Among some of the hotter Canadian films up for grabs this year are “Closet Monster,” the debut feature from Toronto-based filmmaker Stephen Dunn, Ellen Page’s drama “Into the Forest,” and fugitive thriller “River,” from Timmins, Ont.-native Jamie Dagg.Heightened competition for festival movies is a boon for filmmakers, said Aaron Gilbert, a managing director at Bron Studios, based in Burnaby, B.C.His production house paired with Netflix for the Ricky Gervais comedy “Special Correspondents,” which shot in Toronto over the summer. The film is scheduled to arrive on the streaming service next year.“There are a lot more avenues for independent films than in the past, which is great,” he said.“For years, there was that fearful time when the DVD market evaporated.”Netflix is just one of the many players who have swooped in to capitalize on the downturn of physical media.In recent years, cable companies have expanded their selections of video-on-demand content, while Apple’s iTunes and Google’s Play store offer a wide array of digital downloads and rentals, which are sometimes available simultaneously with the theatrical release.The shift has put movie exhibitors like Cineplex Entertainment in a tough spot, since most of their revenue hangs on people leaving their homes to watch the latest movies.Cineplex says it won’t screen “Beasts of No Nation” in its theatres, nor will it show other upcoming Netflix films, which include the Imax release of a sequel to “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.”However, the movie chain is still looking for ways to keep pace with changing viewer habits.Next month it will pair with Hollywood movie studio Paramount to experiment with a shorter window between theatrical and home release of two low-budget horror films.“The lines are becoming so blurred now because of the myriad of ways that content is being delivered on various platforms,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office firm Rentrak.“It’s new rules that everyone is playing by.”Follow @dj_friend on Twitter.
While food commodity prices have been generally stable, the cost of importing food is forecast to rise six per cent in 2017 to $1.413 trillion, making it the second highest bill on record, according to the latest Food Outlook published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), expressing concern about the economic and social impact of this trend on poor countries.The food import bills are set to increase by double-digit rates for least-developed countries (LDCs) and low-income food-deficit countries. In the livestock and dairy sectors, the meat import bill is set to reach a record $176 billion this year, up 22 per cent from 2016, and the FAO Butter Price Index has risen 41 per cent so far in 2017. The prices of a popular high-quality variety of wheat, ‘US Hard Red Spring,’ with enough protein content to make noodles and pasta, was 40 per cent higher in July 2017 than a year ago. Aromatic rice varieties have risen eight times faster than the FAO All Rice Index, which is up four per cent on the year. However, the higher import costs come at a time when inventories are robust, harvest forecasts are strong and food commodity markets remain well supplied. Export of tropical fruits is promising for poverty relief and rural development as almost all production takes place in developing countries. Export volumes of mango, pineapple, avocado and papayas are on course to achieve a total combined value of $10 billion this year, according to the Food Outlook. Currently 95 per cent of output is consumed locally, but rising incomes and changing consumer preferences will likely boost export volumes, especially if freer trade and better market access stimulates further technological gains in distribution. In sub-Saharan Africa, production of cassava – one of the fastest-expanding staple crops at the global level and the third most important source of calories in the tropics, after rice and maize – may reach a record high this year of 156 million metric tonnes.
The Ohio State men’s lacrosse team won its matchup against Jacksonville, 9-6, in the Moe’s Southwest Grill Classic in Jacksonville, Fla., on Sunday. OSU’s potent offensive play overcame the return of Jacksonville’s junior goalkeeper Pete DeLuca, improving its record to 2-0 on the season. OSU senior attacker Logan Schuss dominated against Detroit in the season opener when he recorded a career-high 10 points. Sunday’s matchup saw the goals more spread out as six different players found the back of the net. Schuss, senior co-captain midfielder Dominique Alexander and sophomore midfielder Jesse King each scored twice as OSU pulled away in the fourth quarter with a comfortable win. The two goals pushed Schuss’ total points to 12 on the season. Jacksonville was hoping its defense could keep the game close, a plan that succeeded until fatigue set in late in the fourth quarter. DeLuca, who was sidelined in the Dolphins season opener, returned with nine saves for Jacksonville and kept the game closer than the final score showed. Attempting to break a troublesome trend of letting teams outplay them early, OSU came out and doubled up the Dolphins in the first quarter, leading 4-2. The teams settled down after that point and exchanged goals back and forth, with the Buckeyes’ lead closed to one, 6-5, heading into the fourth and final period. Three goals then put things out of reach, and saw OSU head home victorious. Much improved from the first game against Detroit, the Buckeye defense took leaps and bounds toward reaching last season’s level of success, forcing 18 turnovers as junior goalkeeper Greg Dutton made nine saves. The victory was a welcome one for OSU, which is now heading into the heart of its schedule with tough games against Penn State, Denver, Virginia and Notre Dame in the coming month. Looking to build on their hot start to the year, OSU is scheduled to take on the Marquette Golden Eagles at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center Saturday at 1 p.m.
Lawyers have previously warned that consent apps cannot provide proof of consent, as feelings can change throughout an evening, and even in the moments before an act.There are also some privacy issues. Many of these apps don’t require users to log in with their own identifiable information. Data is also stored in a cloud rather than on a phone, and other apps have access to billing information and the user’s contacts. He said: “This is not a legally binding contract.”This is like a digital handshake agreement. You talk about what you are agreeing to, and then you shake on it.”He is also reformulating the app, and wants to implement a panic button to be pressed at any time, which immediately withdraws any consent given.Another idea to improve the app is to add a state-of-mind test, like a maths question, to determine whether the person is drunk. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. However, it is unlikely these would carry much weight in court. In the world of romance post #MeToo, some young people are cautiously navigating their way through sexual relationships by using consent apps.These devices ask the user to confirm they consent to sexual activity with another user by tapping or writing on the screen of their smartphone.The number of such apps is growing, as they promise to provide a record about any agreement given for sexual activity, which goes into detail about which acts were and were not approved. This is supposedly set to be useful for disputes.Cody Swann, CEO of Gunner Technology, which owns consent app uConsent, told the Wall Street Journal that the app is meant for communication about sex, and two people must be in the same room for it to work.
Apr 6th 2019, 6:34 PM 26,559 Views Short URL https://jrnl.ie/4580299 Share639 Tweet Email1 Image: Eldar Emric/PA Images BRUCE DICKINSON, THE singer with heavy metal group Iron Maiden, received the honorary citizenship of Sarajevo Saturday, in recognition of a concert he played there during the siege of the city.Dickinson took his band to the Bosnian capital in December 1994, travelling with an aid convoy escorted by UN peacekeepers.At the time, the city was still caught in the 44-month siege by Bosnian-Serb troops that eventually cost more than 11,000 lives.“It took a lot of courage and humanity to come to a devastated and besieged Sarajevo in 1994, to say no and to speak out for the halting of the worst war in Europe since World War II,” Igor Gavric, head of the city council, said at the ceremony.The concert had allowed the people of the city to believe that they and the city would survive, said the citation.“We didn’t stop the war but what we did do was we made people feel better about being there — and that’s all musicians can do,” Dickinson told journalists after the ceremony.“It’s politicians and armies and generals that stop wars. Music speaks to people and makes them feel better about theirs lives et theirs emotions.”A new generation discovered the concert via a recent documentary about it, “Scream for me, Sarajevo!”, the title taken from what Dickinson shouted to his audience.During the siege, between 1992 and 1996, the city’s 350,000 residents struggled to get basic necessities and thousands were killed by sniping and shelling.In 1997, U2 became the first major artist to hold a concert at the Kosevo Stadium in Sarajevo following the war, which was attended by over 40,000 people. © AFP 2019 26 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Bruce Dickinson with his honorary citizen certificate Saturday 6 Apr 2019, 6:34 PM By AFP Iron Maiden singer made honorary citizen of Bosnian capital over gig in war-torn Sarajevo in 90s Bruce Dickinson travelled with an aid convoy escorted by UN peacekeepers to Sarajevo in 1994. Bruce Dickinson with his honorary citizen certificate Image: Eldar Emric/PA Images
With the win against New Zealand, England sneaked into the number 3 position and irrespective of the other results, they shall remain there. However, depending on the result of India vs Sri Lanka and Australia vs South Africa, their opponents for the semis clash can change.New ZealandSimilar to England, New Zealand are secure at number 4. Pakistan has a mathematical chance, but it is so ridiculous that memes are being made out of it. Hence, like England, the Kiwis are safe at number 4 and will take on either India or Australia depending on the result of their matches as is explained above.As things stand right now, here are the possible semi-final match-ups:England vs India, BirmighamAustralia vs New Zealand, Old Trafford After stuttering in the middle phase, England finally found momentum with their win against India and continued on their march by shrugging off New Zealand in Durham. With this win, they have sealed their semis berth for the first time since 1992 and now with momentum on their side, they look once again look favourites.However, their task will not be easy as the other teams in the competition too look quite dangerous and here, we take a look at the different semi-final match-ups.AustraliaAaron Finch-led Australia are currently number 1 on the points table, they have to play against South Africa and going by the current form, they should overcome the Protea challenge. If this happens, they remain the number 1 side and will then take on New Zealand in the semi-final.However, if they lose this match and then India beats Sri Lanka in their remaining league fixture, India will usurp Australia as the number 1 side and will take on New Zealand in the semi-final.India Indian cricket teamGetty ImagesIndia have to face Sri Lanka in their final league game. If they win against Sri Lanka, they will have 15 points. They can climb to number 1 spot if Australia lose to South Africa and will then take on New Zealand. However, if Australia win against South Africa, the table remains like the way it is right now and it will be an India-England semi-final clash at Edgbaston.England
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KANAL 12ESTONIA JTBCKOREA 1TV (C-M-C Agency)NORTH MACEDONIA Federer and Djokovic will clash for the Wimbledon title on Sunday.ReutersEight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer will take on Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic in the final of Wimbledon 2019 at the All England Club on July 14. The Swiss legend defeated arch-rival Rafael Nadal to qualify for the final whereas Djoker defeated Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut in the last four.Preview and prediction Federer.Al Bello/Getty ImagesAfter having a shaky start to the tournament, the journey of the Swiss legend has been more or less smooth. In the quarter-final clash against Kei Nishikori, the 37-year-old had a major hiccup in the first set as the Japanese broke him once and won the set. But after the first set was over the audience experienced vintage Federer play as he won the match 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4. The best of Federer came out in the match against arch-rival Rafael Nadal. After winning the hard-fought first set he was demolished in the second by the Spaniard. But the veteran player bounced back in the third set onwards and won the match 7-6, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4. His backhand shots were perfect and he won most of the rallies with dominance. The Swiss legend also committed less number of unforced errors and did not let his opponent take an upper hand over him in the match. He is definitely the biggest contender to lift the trophy. Novak Djokovic.Matthew Stockman/Getty ImagesNovak Djokovic is enjoying the form of his life at the All England Club. He has lost just two sets in the whole tournament and has started every match slowly before pouncing onto the opponent. He faced a little bit of heat against Polish tennis player Hubert Hurkacz in his third-round fixture. In his semi-final match against Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut, he looked much more dominant of the two. He lost the second set but did not let his opponent stand a chance against him in the next two sets winning the match 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. He definitely has the upper hand over the ageing Federer and he is the current world number one also.The match is going to be a hard-fought one and could lead to a five-set decider. Federer will want to win it by maximum four sets whereas the Joker will look forward to taking it to the fifth set as he knows that his older opponent will have problems. Schedule, global TV listings, live streaming and where to watch in IndiaRoger Federer-Novak Djokovic contest is supposed to get underway at 3 PM local time and 6.30 PM IST.The matches will be telecasted in India on Star Sports and Star Sports HD. Internet users can watch live streaming on Hotstar. 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Master Blockchain With These Easy Online CoursesAtari Explains What ‘RollerCoaster Tycoon’ On Blockchain Even Means Stay on target Blockchain’s decade-long journey has been a strange one, to say the least.A technology for decentralized, self-regulating data, blockchain allows information to be managed and organized without an intermediary—like a bank, government, or accountant.Despite a long discussion with my ultra tech-savvy fiancé and extensive Internet reading, I am still a bit unclear about the whole process. And I am not alone.AdChoices广告Virtual game CryptoKitties and art tech startup Meural opened a joint exhibit at Germany’s ZKM Center for Art and Media to showcase “the inner workings of blockchain technology in real time.”Part of the museum’s ongoing “Open Codes” exhibition, the display—called “Bringing Blockchain to Life”—will present cartoon cats as digital artwork.When it was released in late November, surprise hit CryptoKitties overloaded open-source blockchain-based distributed computing platform Ethereum. In the nine months since, the game has conducted tens of millions of dollars in transactions.This so-called “game” (lovechild of the Tamagotchi and Beanie Baby) encourages people to hoard and trade computerized animals.Each cat is one-of-a-kind, and commands anywhere from six cents to six figures. Earlier this year, a CryptoKitty displayed at Christie’s Auction House sold for $140,000 (with proceeds funding the Foundation for Art & Blockchain).“You can buy, sell, or trade your CryptoKitty like it was a traditional collectible, secure in the knowledge that blockchain will track ownership securely,” the website said. “But, unlike traditional collectibles, you can breed two CryptoKitties to create a brand new, genetically unique offspring.”Co-founder and CEO Roham Gharegozlou credits his title with “introducing entirely new audiences to the potential of blockchain technology.Its best known (but by no means only) application is the digital payment system Bitcoin, which cuts out the middleman to enable direct electronic cash transfers.The scheme relies on members of the general public to validate and timestamp transactions. Those transactions are then added as “blocks” to a cryptographically protected, unalterable chain (hence the name) and shared on a private (with restricted membership) or public network.“Our exhibit at ZKM continues our mission of demystifying the blockchain so that the people can benefit from it most—whether they’re creators and consumers, or artists and their fans—can be a part of the technology’s future,” Gharegozlou said.Odd bedfellows on paper, blockchain and art make a surprisingly good—if not utterly bizarre—pair.According to a recent report by Engadget, blockchain-based digital card game Gods Unchained recently sold a playing card worth $54,000 (at the time). A grainy photo of Elon Musk, meanwhile, is currently on auction for $40,450.And in June, art platform Maecenas began offering digital shares of Andy Warhol’s silkscreen “14 Small Electric Chairs.Last year, the Long Island Iced Tea Corp. rebranded itself, Long Blockchain Corp. More recently, two firms teamed up to map heritage sites on the Moon—using blockchain. And doAmazon’s Blockchain dreams compete with Oracle? Find out more here.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
Malicious Chrome extensions with Session Replay appear in Chrome Store by Martin Brinkmann on February 05, 2018 in Google Chrome – 15 commentsTrend Micro security researchers identified 89 different malicious extensions for Google Chrome that use Session Replay functionality to log user activity while using the browser.Session Replay scripts are analytics scripts that record user activity on websites. Companies use it to understand what users do on their sites by recording mouse movement, keyboard input and other interactions with the page in question.Research suggests that nearly 1% of the top 50,000 Alexa websites use Session Replay scripts including WordPress, Microsoft, Adobe, Godaddy or Softonic.Chrome extensions with Session Replayvia BleepingcomputerTrend Micro detected 89 different Chrome extensions with Session Replay functionality in the Chrome Web Store. All extensions that Trend Micro detected used randomized names such as Air Plant Holder, Applesauce Christmas Ornaments or Cuban Sandwich.The script records user activity and since it is browser-based and not page-based, can do so on any website the user visits. Session Replay scripts may record Credit Card numbers, addresses, bank account information, social security numbers, names, and pretty much anything else a user enters on websites.While scripts are designed not to record passwords, research showed in the past that this might happen also.All extensions have in common that they use the Session Replay script from Yandex to record user activity, and Trend Micro believes that they are operated by the same group which it named Droidclub.The company released a PDF document that lists all Chrome extensions and domains that it associates with Droidclub.Bleeping Computer reports that the extensions used command and control servers. Droidclub used the servers to inject advertising on pages visited by users, and older versions deployed the Coinhive crypto jacking script, so the site.A quick check on the Chrome Web Store revealed that all extensions on the list that I checked are no longer listed. Nearly 425,000 users installed the extensions, however.Closing WordsThe Chrome Web Store does not come to rest when it comes to malicious extensions. Google announced some time ago that it wanted to improve the security but nothing has come out of it yet.Now You: Do you vet extensions before you install them?Related articlesAnother Chrome extension horror story: coinhive and domain registrationChrome has a massive copycat extensions problemGoogle promises better protection against deceptive Chrome inline installationsGoogle pulls crypto-mining Chrome extension Archive PosterSecurity firm ICEBRG uncovers 4 malicious Chrome extensionsSummaryArticle NameMalicious Chrome extensions with Session Replay appear in Chrome StoreDescriptionTrend Micro security researchers identified 89 different malicious extensions for Google Chrome that use Session Replay functionality to log user activity while using the browser.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
Welcome to The Sentinel’s breaking news service bringing you all the latest updates from Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire on Monday, February 5. Our team of reporters will be updating this live service with all the latest on the weather, traffic and travel as well as news, sport and entertainment through the day. We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates in our live news feed below. For the latest news and breaking news visit www.thesentinel.co.uk . Watch again Share this video Click to playTap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Click for Sound How to download The Sentinel’s new FREE app Video Loading Video Unavailable Watch Next Video will play in We pay for stories! Send your videos to email@example.com Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow us on Twitter @ SentinelStaffs – the official Sentinel account – real news in real time. We’re also on www.facebook.com/sentinelstaffs – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire. 20:54End of live reportThank you for joining us tonight. This live report will now finish for the day. We’ll resume live reporting at 7am tomorrow (and keep you updated on any breaking news this evening)20:00Yellow Weather Warning now in forceThe Yellow Weather Warning is now in force.19:22Traffic moving well on the A500Traffic moving well on A500 Queensway Southbound before A53 Etruria Road (Basford Roundabout).18:58Police ask farmers to check fences are secure due to increase in calls about animals on roadPolice in the Congleton area say the calls are a drain on their resources. More here.Police herding sheep near Congleton18:29Burst water pipe in NantwichIt is the second burst water pipe reported in South Cheshire this afternoon. More here.United Utilities have engineers at the scene18:24Latest on issues on the M6 Queueing traffic and traffic heavier than normal on M6 Northbound around J17 A534 (Sandbach / Crewe).Traffic has not progressed since the earlier broken down lorry between J18 – J19. 18:17Accident cleared in BiddulphThe accident in Biddulph has now been cleared.18:06All lanes reopened but delays remain on M6All lanes have now reopened, but severe delays remain.A Highways England spokesman said:In Cheshire, the M6 northbound has severe delays of over 90 minutes between J16 and J19 following recovery of. a broken down HGV.All lanes are now open, but severe delays remain.Road users are advised to allow extra time for journeys and may wish to consider alternative routes where possible.” 17:52Accident in BiddulphReports of slow traffic due to accident on St John’s Road in both directions near A527 Tunstall Road.17:3290 minute delays on M6There are 90 minute delays on the M6 due to two lanes being closed on the carriageway.17:24Latest on two lanes closed on M6Visit our article, featuring live updates, here.17:11Two lanes closed on M6 due to broken down vehicle17:10Full traffic round-upIf you’re just heading home, here is a full traffic round-up for roads across the region.A50 – STOKE-ON-TRENT – WESTBOUND – STAFFORDSHIRE Traffic heavier than normal on A50 Westbound near A5005 / Baths Road / Foley Road (Longton / Blurton). A534 CREWE GREEN ROAD – CREWE – EASTBOUND – CHESHIRE Queueing traffic on A534 Crewe Green Road Eastbound before the roadworks at A5020 University Way (Crewe Green roundabout). Travel time is four minutes. A534 HASLINGTON BYPASS – CREWE – CHESHIRE Queueing traffic on A534 Haslington Bypass before the roadworks at A5020 University Way (Crewe Green roundabout). Travel time is five minutes. A5020 UNIVERSITY WAY – CREWE – NORTHBOUND – CHESHIRE Usual slow traffic on A5020 University Way Northbound at the roadworks at A534 / Hungerford Road (Crewe Green Roundabout). A500 D ROAD – STOKE-ON-TRENT – SOUTHBOUND – STAFFORDSHIRE Heavy traffic on A500 D Road Southbound before M6 J15. A527 BROWNHILLS ROAD – TUNSTALL, STOKE-ON-TRENT – WESTBOUND – STAFFORDSHIRE Usual slow traffic on A527 Brownhills Road Westbound between Pinnox Street and A500 Queensway / Longbridge Hayes Road (Porthill Bank). Travel time is six minutes. WATERLOO ROAD – HANLEY, STOKE-ON-TRENT – STAFFORDSHIRE Heavy traffic on Waterloo Road from Cobridge Traffic Lights towards Hanley Town centre (Vale Place).17:08Heavy traffic on A500Heavy traffic on A500 D Road Southbound before M6 J15.16:52Long delays due to broken down vehicle on M6A broken down vehicle is causing delays on the M6 in Cheshire16:31Homes without water due to burst water pipeA damaged water main has left some homes with water supply issues – a utility company has said. More here.Water pipes will be replaced in Clayton16:16Heavy traffic in Hanley Bucknall Road inbound busy but moving from A52 Leek Road (Lime Kiln Traffic Lights) to Hanley Town centre.16:15Firefighters called to two vehicles on fireFire engines were called to the blaze in Crewe early on Sunday morning. More here.Firefighters were also called to a fire in a disused building in Sandbach16:11Busy traffic around CreweA534 Haslington Bypass busy but moving before the roadworks at A5020 University Way (Crewe Green roundabout).Queueing traffic on A534 Crewe Green Road Eastbound before the roadworks at A5020 University Way (Crewe Green roundabout).15:25Driver, 26, taken to hospital and two passengers treated at scene after crash closed road One of the passengers was a girl, 14, who managed to get out of overturned car. More here. The crash in Tunstall High Street (Image: James Plant)15:04Police officer dragged down road by car during fight outside city centre nightclubTwo people were arrested following the brawl on Stafford Street in Hanley. More here.14:28Heavy traffic on the M6 Heavy traffic on M6 Southbound at J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel).14:11Busy traffic on the A527Usual congestion on A527 Brownhills Road Westbound between Pinnox Street and A500 Queensway / Longbridge Hayes Road (Porthill Bank). 14:03Heavy traffic near CreweHeavy traffic on the A534 Haslington Bypass before the roadworks at A5020 University Way (Crewe Green roundabout).13:50Slow traffic in CreweA5020 University Way Northbound busy but moving at the roadworks at A534 / Hungerford Road (Crewe Green Roundabout).13:36Accident in Kidsgrove Reports of accident on A50 Liverpool Road at B5371 The Avenue. Traffic is coping well.The accident is reported to be near to The Co-Op Bank.12:21Could Stoke-on-Trent TGI Fridays branch be in jeopardy?TGI Fridays restaurants in Britain are facing an uncertain future.Electra Private Equity, which has owned the American-themed eateries since 2014, may sell the brand in a worrying trend for the dining sector.TGI Fridays operates more than 80 branches in the UK, including one in Stoke-on-Trent at the Etruria Mills retail development.Read our full report here. 11:54City centre car park now openJohn Street car park in Hanley is now operational. 11:49Shoppers look on in horror as vehicle ends up on roof and shuts busy Stoke-on-Trent streetThe main shopping street in a Stoke-on-Trent town is shut after a vehicle ended up on its roof.The two-vehicle collision closed Tunstall’s High Street at 10.45am today.It happened next to the bus stop outside the town’s Co-op bank and post office. This collision has closed High Street, Tunstall11:24Louise ElliottHeavy traffic in CreweThere is heavy traffic on the A534 Crewe Green Road Eastbound before the roadworks at A5020 University Way (Crewe Green roundabout). Drivers are urged to give themselves plenty of time if heading towards the area.
According to studies by specialists from the Institute of Geology at China’s Earthquake Administration, [Nicaragua’s] volcanoes will not negatively affect the normal operation of the Gran Canal of Nicaragua. With the adoption of the most advanced international design theories, and adequate construction measures, it is guaranteed that the canal will not suffer damages in the event of an earthquake, nor will [an earthquake] negatively affect the project.The CRCC also states that since 2013, several experts have been conducting field studies of the route’s topography, geology and hydrology, resulting in detailed studies of the canal route. Shouldn’t those studies be shared with the public? Costa Rican Foreign Minister Manuel González – whose country shares a border with Nicaragua on the Río San Juan, which joins Lake Nicaragua to the Caribbean Sea – thinks so. In comparison, if you want to find out the environmental impact and mitigation efforts of the ongoing $5.25 billion Panama Canal expansion project, all 11 chapters of the assessment are posted online for anyone to peruse. Last week as I was driving through the sweltering Nicaraguan countryside in the southwestern department of Rivas, a convoy of soldiers traveling at midday on the Inter-American Highway caught my eye. It’s not unusual to see troop movements in a Central American country with an army, but these guys looked liked they were on assignment.A check of the local social media rumor mill revealed chatter that police and soldiers were indeed moving about Rivas in the presence of “chinos,” and it was somehow related to the Gran Canal project.Rivas is ground zero for President Daniel Ortega’s ambitious $40 billion, 278-kilometer interoceanic canal. The canal promises to make Nicaragua — the second poorest nation in the Americas — “one of the richest countries in Central America,” according to plans published by the China Railway Siyuan Survey and Design Group Co., Ltd., and apparently approved by the secretive Hong Kong Nicaragua Development company, or HKND, which is tasked with designing and building the canal.The Pacific point of entry is the mouth of the Brito River, in Rivas, where a large petroleum port and free trade zone are scheduled to be built. Not far from that, a tourism complex is being planned. The Brito free trade zone, according to the plans, will cover approximately 29 square kilometers and provide residential housing space for 40,000 people and create 113,000 jobs.Three months remain before the start of construction on the massive infrastructure project that will profoundly change the landscape of this volcanic isthmus. Skeptics have asked a lot of questions about the company HKND and the canal. Those inquiries often are met with glaring silence or vaguely worded company press releases. But last week, Rivas residents got a taste of the future – and they didn’t seem to like it very much.Those soldiers I saw turned out to be armed escorts, along with police, for Chinese land surveyors from the Changjiang Institute of Survey, Planning, Design and Research Co., Ltd., one of the Asian giant’s top state-owned engineering firms. The same company built the Three Gorges hydropower project on the Yangtze River in China. The world’s largest hydroelectric dam set the record for number of displaced people (1.2 million) and cities and towns flooded (13 cities, 140 towns, 1,350 villages), according to the environmental group International Rivers, and resulted in “floating archipelagoes of garbage,” according to The New York Times. Soldiers accompany Chinese land surveyors in Rivas, Nicaragua. (Screengrab from Confidencial’s “Esta Semana”)The weekly TV program “Esta Semana,” hosted by Carlos F. Chamorro of the news magazine Confidencial, produced a recent investigation on the land surveying. Chamorro, who is highly critical of the Ortega regime and its canal plans, sent reporter Wilfredo Miranda to Rivas to take a closer look at what’s going on (see the video above, in Spanish). There, Confidencial found residents who felt violated and intimidated by soldiers, police and Chinese company representatives.Land surveyors arrived several times and entered properties without permission, Rodrigo Velásquez, a community organizer in Orejuelo, a village on the shores of Lake Nicaragua, told Confidencial. “They’re obligating residents to sign.” It’s unclear what exactly residents are being asked to sign. The slips of paper, in both Mandarin and Spanish, could be permission waivers for surveyors to enter their properties. Or their purpose could be more nefarious. Residents had no idea what was happening.“They didn’t say anything, they just entered como Pedro por su casa,” said resident María del Carmen Junes, using a Spanish idiom that translates as, “like they owned the place.”“They enter the homes without permission and don’t explain much,” chimed in a Gringo named Chuck Stone. “There isn’t very much transparency here.”The Chinese inspectors asked to see land titles and deeds, offering to pay “double” the cadastral value of locals’ homes and promising to relocate the occupants, although they didn’t say where, when or how.Octavio Ortega, president of a foundation of Rivas municipalities called FUNDEMAR, told Confidencial that the announcement of the canal’s route has caused wild speculation and the skyrocketing of the cost of land – up to 10 times normal market prices, in some cases. “You can’t even imagine,” Octavio Ortega said. “With what money are these people going to be able to afford to relocate?” Maybe they’ll find some of that affordable housing in the Brito free trade zone, but no one really knows because the company isn’t talking. Neither is Daniel Ortega. A projected map of the Brito free trade zone in Rivas, Nicaragua. (Screengrab from the “Proyecto de Desarrollo Integral del Gran Canal de Nicaragua”)A few days after the surveyors’ confrontation with residents, the company ERM, which is tasked with conducting environmental impact assessments for the project, held a closed-door meeting with a select group of locals. But they didn’t extend invitations to everyone in the area who will be affected by looming expropriations.A letter shown in the Confidencial report states the purpose of the meeting was to conduct a “dialogue and an exchange of ideas regarding the social and economic reality of the area with a small group of invitees who have been selected for the role they play in the community. … For this reason, we ask you not to extend this invitation to other members of the community because it would be impossible to comply with the methodology or the foreseen goals with a large group.” A Confidencial reporter who tried to attend the meeting was asked to leave.Said Chamorro:The testimonials in this report contradict what the Chinese company HKND says, in that their employees will only enter properties after obtaining expressed written consent. Evidently they are committing abuses that are aggravated by the presence of the police and the military, who shouldn’t be participating in an activity that is supposed to be strictly administrative.The message, to me, that they’re conveying to the people is one of force and intimidation. But the problem at the heart here is that the government continues putting “la carreta delante de los bueyes” [the cart before the horse]. Before threatening expropriations, they should first present the financial, commercial and environmental studies that show the viability of this canal project. And they should present a detailed timetable of how they will execute this project.Because the only thing they’re doing now is generating more uncertainty among the people while conducting surveys for expropriations – which by the way, are based on an unconstitutional law that doesn’t guarantee that landowners will be paid market value for their properties. And that’s why HKND has no response to these questions.RoadmapWhile communities in San Jorge, Rivas, are small and sometimes isolated, the canal will stretch 278 kilometers to the Caribbean coast – a length 3.5 times greater than the Panama Canal. Near the Caribbean, plans call for the creation of a new artificial lake called Atlanta. Covering 395 square kilometers – about the size of the U.S. city of Denver – Lake Atlanta is to become a “center for ecology, tourism and aquaculture.” (And, hopefully, no floating archipelagoes of garbage like those created by Three Gorges Dam.)On Ometepe Island, which Lonely Planet calls “Fantasy Island” because of its unique archaeology, geology and natural beauty, and at three other locations, developers will build large tourism resorts: Locations of planned tourism centers along the proposed interoceanic Nicaragua Canal. (Screengrab from the “Proyecto de Desarrollo Integral del Gran Canal de Nicaragua”)It’s hard to say what those tourism centers will look like, but they’ll probably be similar to this, which will be built on the Pacific coast: A golf resort planned for the Pacific coast. (Screengrab from the “Proyecto de Desarrollo Integral del Gran Canal de Nicaragua”)Rivas also will get a new class-4E airport. If it’s anything like Managua’s Augusto C. Sandino International Airport, the interior likely will be adorned in a similar fashion (notice the Chinese flag covering Nicaragua’s own flag; I have no idea what the Mandarin writing says. Can anyone lend us a hand with the translation? *Update: We found out what it says, see the end of the story.): Travelers arriving to Managua’s international airport are greeted by this painted advertorial in Mandarin, which offers money transfers to China of up to $500 for a $23 fee. The Tico TimesWhile the promise of converting the region’s poorest country into one of the richest is enticing and a worthwhile goal, what’s troubling is the profound lack of transparency regarding the process. In addition, the long-term social and environmental consequences – not to mention machtpolitik, sovereignty and even identity concerns – of such an elephantine effort are at the very least worthy of discussion and robust debate.Yet, with little information, more than half of the country’s citizens favor the canal, saying it will “help the economy, promote tourism, generate jobs and improve the country’s image,” and only one in 10 oppose it (that number might increase with more land surveys). Even my cab driver, a young, edgy, outspoken man in his 20s who lives near the Costa Rican border, thinks the canal will finally restore the glory the Nicaraguan nation deserves (and put Panama to shame, as he described it).Others, like the Nicaraguan Academy of Science, fear the promise that the canal will deliver Nicaraguans to the economic promised land is a myth. In a 178-page report (download the PDF here), the Academy noted a “series of difficulties in conducting an in-depth analysis on the proposal includes a broad lack of documentation, as essential information has not been forthcoming in a transparent manner. Although we have the canal’s concession law, this lacks any type of specific explanation about the project’s route, which makes it complicated to formulate an independent analysis.” Facebook Comments What we do know about the Gran Canal de Nicaragua is that it will cut across Lake Nicaragua (Lago Cocibolca), where Ometepe is located, the largest freshwater lake in Central America and an important source of drinking water. In 2008, Daniel Ortega – under CAFTA’s Environmental Cooperation Program – asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help clean up the lake and deal with its sewage and wastewater treatment problems. So what will be the environmental impact on the lake when 5,100 ships – including 400,000-ton grain carriers and 320,000-ton petroleum tankers – traverse it annually? What are the potential consequences and mitigation plans in place if one of those fuel ships has an accident?And what about seismic activity? Here’s the CRCC’s response on that: What is the implementation schedule and when will the feasibility studies including the technical, economic and environmental impact of the canal be finished and disclosed?Will these studies, paid by HKND, be subjected to the scrutiny of impartial national and international experts?If these studies are still ongoing, and therefore the viability of the project and its environmental impact is still unknown, how can they affirm that the construction of the canal will start in December?What will be the environmental impact of dredging Lake Nicaragua and how will its excavation and dredging affect the country’s most important strategic water resources?Who will oversee our national interests given the fact that the Ortega-created Grand Canal Authority has demonstrated little authority and no autonomy? Those are some pretty hefty – yet reasonable – questions to ask. So when can we expect some answers? Or will they just come to us, out of the blue, on a hot, sunny day while driving down the Inter-American Highway?Further recommended reading: the Nicaraguan Academy of Sciences report on the Gran Canal of Nicaragua, in Spanish (download the PDF here.)UPDATE: Thanks to our inquisitive friend Bill H., we translated the Mandarin writing on the wall at Managua’s airport says. It says you can send money to China up to $500 for a $23 fee. There are 445 service venues in the district. Guess they’re expecting a lot of Chinese workers to walk through those airport gates and a large demand for money transfers. Outside Nicaragua, industry insiders seem perplexed and baffled by the ambitious plan. “If the Nicaragua canal will ever be built, the final cost will be much higher than $40 billion,” Chaim Sacham, a former senior executive with Zim Integrated Shipping Services, told JOC.com (link requires registration). “This is not to say that it will not be built, but if it will be built, it will be a waste of a lot of money, and it will not bring any positive ROI for many years, if at all.”Plus, some say the Panama Canal expansion will render Nicaragua’s canal irrelevant. So why build it all?Here’s what Sacham told JOC.com’s Editor-at-Large Peter T. Leach:“To the best of my knowledge, HKND Group and its chairman, Wang Jing, have nothing to do with engineering and/or construction,” Sacham said. “However, under the exclusive contract, Wang can skip building the canal (and making any payments to Nicaragua) and instead simply operate lucrative tax-free side projects. This leads me to say that if this canal will ever be built, it will not be by HKND Group but by others, and it will take much longer than the five years that they are saying it will take.”Chamorro summed up the skepticism best, when he asked the following questions in a July column titled, “Digging in the Dark“: Nicaragua’s proposed canal route. (Screengrab from the “Proyecto de Desarrollo Integral del Gran Canal de Nicaragua”) Related posts:Nicaragua’s ambitious interoceanic canal will cross Lake Nicaragua, officials say Secrecy still prevails as Nicaragua gets set to break ground on $50 billion interoceanic canal Activists visiting Washington blast Nicaragua’s $50 billion canal project as ‘illegitimate’ US concerns grow over possible Nicaragua Canal land expropriation, ambassador says
April 15, 2015 508 Views in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News Survey Indicates Builder Confidence on the Rise According to the April 2015 Housing Market Index (HMI) report, home builder confidence is on the rise in the U.S., particularly on newly built, single-family homes.The report, released today by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Wells Fargo, indicates that builder confidence has increased four points–going from 52 to 56–since this time last month. In March, these numbers were actually down one point from the month previous.Much of this increased confidence, the report says, is due to consistently low interest rates and increased job growth throughout the country.But improved builder confidence isn’t the only thing the HMI survey found. The report also shows jumps in other measurables as well. Builders’ expected buyer traffic increased four points, current sales conditions rose three points, and future sales expectations saw an increase, too, jumping from 59 to 64 points in the last month.According to NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe, these sales expectations numbers are at the highest level they’ve been all year–a good omen for the months to come.“This uptick shows builders are feeling optimistic that the housing market with continue to strengthen throughout 2015,” Crowe said.NAHB’s report also sheds light on regional differences in the housing industry. While the South and Northwest saw distinct rises in their HMI scores, the Midwest and West regions decreased, dropping by two and three points, respectively.According to NAHB’s Eye on Housing, these lower scores may be due to problems with lot availability, labor availability and other scarcities in the regions. Additionally, construction, land and labor costs are also on the rise, which makes it difficult for many builders to negotiate on pricing.The HMI report is derived from a monthly survey conducted by the NAHB. The survey asks home builders across the U.S. to rate their perceptions of current sales conditions, as well as their sales expectations for the next six months, as either “good,” “fair,” or “poor.” It also asks builders if their rate of prospective buyers is “high to very high,” “average,” or “low to very low.” These scores are then averaged, and any score over 50 indicates generally positive conditions in the market. To see this month’s HMI report and tables for yourself, visit NAHB.org. Builder Confidence National Association of Home Builders Wells Fargo Wells Fargo NAHB Housing Market Index 2015-04-15 Seth Welborn Share
Mulayam had announced candidates for all but eight of the 403 Assembly seats on 30 December. We are still evaluating the quantum of price cut.around 50,I am closely monitoring the situation and the blood samples have been sent to Belgachia government laboratory for test, said Chief Medical Officer (Health) of North 24-Parganas Susanta Kumar Sil ARD Minister Noor -E- Alam Chowdhury urged people not to panic and said the government is prepared to tackle any outbreak of bird flu Yesbirds have diedbut there can be a number of reasons behind it We are prepared to tackle any such outbreak?
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Some described it as a ‘shock defeat’ for India. you would have that one odd class with your guruji, it’s all been done.last year. "I’m not sure whether these reports of a rift between Kumble and Kohli are true or not but the timing of this is certainly not right. The list skewed toward workers for defense contractors such as Boeing," He recalled how after leading India to the biggest ever military victory against Pakistan during the Bangladesh War in 1971 – which resulted in Pakistan’s division and the creation of Bangladesh – then prime minister Indira Gandhi did not boast about it. top Republican senator Ted Cruz said few partnerships in the 21st century carried more strategic significance than the US-India partnership.are: a cyber crime laboratory, of course.
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The MCZMA has found merit in the objections and not granted the MMB any permission. “The proposed jetty would result in destruction of mangroves.one each in all the four corporations going to polls. But the party chief has been shuttling between New Delhi and Chandigarh after the poll verdict. Glenn Frey,trustee of Balmohan Vidyamandir in Dadar. Yes I would say the ODI and T20 captaincy has been something that I have tried to learn along the lines a lot more.which, the organisers have confirmed to PTI that they would be going ahead with their plan. Organisers have been constantly advised to go to alternate site.
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a government release said. There has also been some impact from the jump in state government borrowing even without the Uday bonds.causing Byron to say,Curst be the hourwhen from their isle they roved.” In the report, The state government had also been restrained from regularising the illegal constructions in the town or even framing any policy to give any relief to the violators. “I don’t necessarily see that as the right way forward? the threat to their life has gone up a couple of clicks, historical responsibility while exploring low-carbon development trajectories for developing countries. the Delhi High Court said on Wednesday and pulled up the civic bodies for allowing illegal encroachments and constructions.twitter.
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this year we plan to raise the prices only once, said R S Sodhimanaging director of Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd (GCMMF) that markets the Amul brand of milk across the country The official added the hike ranging between Re 1 and Rs 2 a litre will be implemented this month According to Sodhi80% of the price rise has been passed to the farmers during the last two years The DA of government employees has increased by 7% and I feel even farmers should be given a similar raise as early as possible?
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Where Singh erred was that, where his personal Boeing was briefly seized in 2011 as part of a financial dispute between the Thai government and a German company.” he said. when that does not happen, and when they don’t like you recessed and try harder next time, But it should not be forgotten that his government has banned Malala’s book from the premises of Peshawar University. so I can’t play favorites here, And following the last-minute pull-outs by giants Portugal and Brazil, the existing Harbour Line tracks on the ground (platforms 7 and 8) will be used as the fifth and sixth tracks going towards CST. And?
in Lucknow on April 14. The extent of ingenuity is visible in all the projects.Written by PTI | New Delhi | Published: April 4 2017 9:59 pm Shweta Bachchan Nanda graces blue Anarkali with style. download Indian Express App ?While in Mumbai,All India Petrol Dealers Association,Comeback king Roger Federer reaches 11th Wimbledon?” For all the latest Mumbai News, It was a facile narrative of good against evil.
while Bhupathi had asserted that he never promised a certain spot to Paes. efforts were made to talk to Raj Kishore but he did not respond. It was just another concrete statue,s often very little internal democracy within these parties. S.” AICS president Vijay Kumar Malhotra said. On the work front, Minnesota. The CBSE will upload all result details on its official website. MLAs.
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