Mega–Marine Reserve Going Off-Limits to Fishers

first_imgThe government of the Pacific island nation Kiribati has announced that it will close one of the world’s biggest marine reserves to all commercial fishing at the end of the year. The Phoenix Islands Protected Area, about the size of California, is home to the world’s last major stocks of tuna. Since creating the protected area in 2008, Kiribati has allowed unrestricted fishing in 97% of the reserve; an estimated 50,000 tons of tuna were taken there in 2012 alone.“To have such a big no-take zone in such a productive area will allow the species that are fished, like tuna, billfish and sharks to go back to their natural densities and make that part of the ocean whole again,” says Daniel Pauly, a fisheries scientist at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, in Canada. “And that has never been done.”Kiribati President Anote Tong had been widely criticized for maintaining in public forums that commercial fishing was prohibited in the entire reserve from the start. The planned moratorium, set to take effect on 31 December, “is fantastic news,” says Sari Tolvanen, an oceans campaigner at Greenpeace International in Amsterdam.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

Sonnen outlasts Rampage, advances in Bellator heavyweight tournament

first_imgMOST READ Sonnen (30-15-1), the loquacious former UFC middleweight title contender, was outweighed by 31 pounds on the scales Friday. He still used his superior wrestling skills and tenacity to grind out a decision over Jackson (37-13), the former UFC champion, before a lively crowd at the famed Forum.“I’ve got the biggest arms, I’ve got the greatest charm and I do all the harm,” Sonnen said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJackson tossed Sonnen dramatically onto the mat during the first round, but the veteran brawler struggled to create any more highlights. A frustrated Rampage tapped the mat in front of him in the third round, daring Sonnen to stand and bang.Instead, Sonnen took him down again and finished up a 29-28 decision on all three judges’ scorecards. The 39-year-old Jackson’s first career meeting with the 40-year-old Sonnen was the first bout in an eight-man tournament designed to crown Bellator’s first heavyweight champion since 2016. The field also includes MMA luminaries Fedor Emelianenko, Frank Mir, Roy Nelson and Matt Mitrione, along with undersized veteran fighters Ryan Bader and Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal.Sonnen will fight the winner of Emelianenko’s upcoming bout with Mir in the tournament semifinals in early summer.MacDonald (20-4) has been ticketed for Bellator stardom ever since he left the UFC and joined its biggest rival in 2016 following back-to-back losses to Robbie Lawler and Stephen Thompson. MacDonald, who beat current UFC welterweight champ Tyron Woodley in 2014, is likely the best pound-for-pound fighter on the Bellator roster, and he intends to hold the promotion’s titles in multiple weight divisions.“He’s the best fighter I ever fought,” MacDonald said. “I feel like we’re the best two welterweights in the sport.”The title bout was remarkably even, with MacDonald controlling much of the action on the ground when Lima (29-7) wasn’t peppering his oft-injured nose with jabs. MacDonald developed a huge welt on his shin midway through the fight, but it didn’t appear to limit his movement.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Arellano blasts Lyceum for 5th straight win Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Lima knocked down MacDonald with a sweeping kick in the third round and appeared to be close to finishing early in the fourth, but MacDonald persevered. MacDonald dominated the fifth round on the ground and cut Lima near his eyes.MacDonald eventually had his hand raised to the displeasure of Lima, a Brazilian fighting out of Atlanta. MacDonald was carried out of the cage and transported to a hospital as a precaution.“I think I have a person growing inside me,” MacDonald said of his leg injury.Former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler returned from his first loss since 2014 with a one-sided decision victory over Goiti Yamauchi, who was bloodied and nearly finished on the ground. Chandler is likely to get a rematch next with Brent Primus, who claimed the title last year when Chandler was forced to stop by an ankle injury.Aaron Pico, Bellator’s 21-year-old blue chip prospect from nearby Whittier, also wowed his home crowd with a vicious body-punch stoppage of Shane Kruchten in the first round of their featherweight fight.The lively Forum crowd included several fighters with UFC ties, including champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino, Nate Diaz and Dan Henderson. Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay and Pro Bowl left tackle Andrew Whitworth also attended. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting View comments FILE – Chael Sonnen. APINGLEWOOD, Calif. — Chael Sonnen overcame a significant weight disadvantage for a unanimous-decision victory over Rampage Jackson in the opening fight of Bellator’s Heavyweight World Grand Prix on Saturday night.Rory MacDonald also took the mixed martial arts promotion’s welterweight title from Douglas Lima, overcoming grotesque injuries to his left leg and nose to claim a unanimous decision at Bellator 192.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PHlast_img read more

Hitman Rohit Sharma is a crowd-puller in Sri Lanka

first_imgSri Lanka loves its cricket. And it loves cricketers – even ones who have thrashed their bowlers to create history.Rohit Sharma might have tormented Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens to smash a record-shattering 264 in 2014 but he is loved and adored in the Emerald Isles.Back in India’s Test squad for the ongoing series against Sri Lanka, Rohit has warmed the bench in Galle and Colombo. However, he has still had a good time, back with his buddies.Rohit also has a lot of buddies off the field – he is a rage among the locals. During the Colombo Test, a few Sri Lankan fans sang for him and then a few came up to visit him during practice.Rohit returned to the Indian team during the Champions Trophy and made an immediate impact with a string of impressive scores.However, he was rested for the limited-overs tour of West Indies to give him adequate rest. The stylish Mumbai batsman was out of the team for nearly seven months after sustaining an injury against New Zealand in October 2016.last_img read more

England Lions pull off consolation win against India A

first_imgBen Duckett starred with an unbeaten 70 as England Lions pulled off a narrow one-wicket win over India ‘A’ in a low-scoring fifth and final match of the unofficial ODI series here Thursday to prevent a clean sweep by the hosts.Buckett’s knock, which includes 10 fours and a six, helped the visiting team overhaul India A’s score of 121 all out in 35 overs, amid mounting tension.Earlier, opting to bat after skipper Ankit Bawne won the toss, the India ‘A’ batsmen found the going tough on a wicket aiding the bowlers.KL Rahul (0) who struggled in the previous two matches of the series, was dismissed off the first ball of the match. He was bowled by right-arm paceman Lewis Gregory for a duck to continue his run of low scores.England Lions struck at regular intervals as only three host batsmen — Siddesh Lad (36), Axar Patel (23), Deepak Chahar (21) reached double figures.Test specialist Rishabh Pant, who was picked in the squad to enable him get some time in the middle ahead of the T20 series in New Zealand, fell for a 14-ball 7 to seamer Jamie Overton.Mumbai batsmen Lad held firm even as wickets tumbled around him, hitting seven boundaries in his 40-ball knock, before nicking one to ‘keeper Alex Davies of Overton.At 72 for 7, India ‘A’ was in danger of being bowled out for less than 100 before Patel and Deepak Chahar (who hit two fours and a six) added 30 runs for the 8th wicket.Pace bowler Overton was the most successful Lions bowler with 3 for 24 while fast-medoum bowler Tom Bailey took two wickets.advertisementIn reply, England Lions lost opener Will Jacks (6) in the second over as Deepak Chahar had him caught by Lad.Tight bowling by the Chahar brothers – Deepak (3 for 25) and leg-spinner Rahul (3 for 43) and Axar Patel (2 for 22) meant the English team had trouble in reaching the small target. The visiting captain Sam Billings, who has had a good run in the series, fell for 8 to Deepak Chahar.Left-handed Duckett, who played four Tests before finding himself on the sidelines, battled hard and kept his cool even as the other batsmen failed to cope against some good bowling from the Indians.He hit 10 fours and a six in his knock and enabled the Lions secure a consolation win in the company of the No.11 Tom Bailey (1 not out).The teams will next play a two-match series of unofficial tests, starting on February 7 in Wayanad.Brief scores: India ‘A’ 121 all out in 35 overs (Siddesh Lad 36, Craig Overton 3 for 24) lost to England Lions 125 for 9 in 30.3 over (Ben Duckett 70 not out, Deepak Chahar 3 for 25, Rahul Chahar 3 for 43). Also Read | India vs New Zealand: Trent Boult condemns India to heavy defeat in Hamiltonlast_img read more

Rohit Sharma returns to India ahead of teammates after World Cup 2019 exit

first_imgIndia vice-captain Rohit Sharma returned to India from England on Friday after India’s defeat to New Zealand in the semi-final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.Rohit has seemingly returned home ahead of his India teammates. The India opener was spotted at the Mumbai airport on Friday evening along with wife Ritika Sajdeh and daughter Samaira. Rohit was spotted driving an SUV fas he was surrounded by shutterbugs at the airport.Meanwhile, India players were reportedly expected to return from England on July 14. The players are scheduled to arrive in London and start their journey to Mumbai from the English capital. India had lost to New Zealand at Old Trafford in Manchester in a rain-affected semi-final match that spilled into the reserve day.”All players have dispersed. They will assemble in London tomorrow. On 14th, everyone is returning together from London. They will arrive in Mumbai,” a BCCI source had told PTI.Notably, captain Virat Kohli was spotted with Bollywood actor and wife Anushka Sharma in London after the semi-final defeat in Manchester earlier this week.Rohit came up with an emotional post on social media, saying India failed to deliver as a team when it mattered the most. Rohit, captain Virat Kohli and KL Rahul were dismissed for 1 each in the big semi-final as India’s top-order was blown away by New Zealand pacers in their chase of 240 in Manchester.advertisementA 116-run stand for the 7th wicket between MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja helped India recover from the early setbacks but India fell short of the target by 18 runs and eventually crashed out of World Cup 2019 in the semi-final.”We failed to deliver as a team when it mattered, 30 minutes of poor cricket yesterday & that snatched away our chance for the cup. My heart is heavy as I’m sure yours is too.The support away from home was incredible.Thank you all for painting most of uk blue wherever we played (sic),” Rohit Sharma wrote on Twitter.Rohit remains the highest run-getter in World Cup 2019 as the India vice-captain amassed 648 runs, including a record-setting 5 hundreds. Rohit fell short of Sachin Tendulkar’s record for the most runs in a single edition of the World Cup by 25 runs.Speaking to India Today, batting great Sachin Tendulkar said Rohit Sharma would be feeling terrible after the World Cup semi-final exit in England.”He [Rohit Sharma] must be feeling terrible and so bad about the way we have ended this WC. It’s something which he will take quite some time to overcome because this is a huge disappointment. I feel bad for him,” Sachin Tendulkar told India Today.”It is a tough time for everyone, we have expectations and dreams. All I can say is its been a tough day. How bad they must be feeling in the dressing room. I fully agree that we should have chased 240. 10 out of 10 times we would have taken that.”Also Read | The contradictions and chaos that shattered India’s World Cup dreamAlso Read | BCCI wants selectors to throw light on ‘no.4’ fiasco after World Cup exitAlso See:last_img read more

10 months agoDalian Yifang attacker Carrasco in contact with Arsenal

first_imgDalian Yifang attacker Carrasco in contact with Arsenalby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBelgium winger Yannick Carrasco has emerged as a target for Arsenal.Sky Italia says the 25-year-old left Atletico Madrid to join Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang in February last year.Arsenal have made initial contact with the Belgian international, who has given his ‘approval’ to the move.Carrasco is said to be open to moving to the Premier League with the Gunners now favourites for his signature.Milan had been keen on Carrasco and the player even liked a social media post about a potential move to the San Siro.But there are doubts over whether Milan would be able to afford the deal, with Carrasco currently pocketing around £170,000-a-week in China. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Duke Basketball Releases Cool Video Celebrating All Of Coach K’s NBA Draft Picks

first_imgGrant Hill of Duke on draft day.Grant Hill DukeKentucky is the college basketball program that gets most of the love these days for producing NBA talent, but Duke has been pretty great at it, too. Since Mike Krzyzewski took over the Blue Devils’ program in 1980, he’s had 51 players get selected in the NBA Draft. Thursday night, he’ll add to that number, as Jahlil Okafor, Justise Winslow and Tyus Jones are all projected to get picked in the first round, with Quinn Cook a potential second-round pick. In anticipation of the draft, Duke has released a cool video celebrating all of Coach K’s NBA players.last_img read more

Power 5 Program Is Getting Destroyed By Group Of 5 Team

first_imgA generic picture of three footballs next to a pylonPower 5 programs not named Kansas usually don’t have much trouble with Group of 5 programs. However, that’s not the case today as Houston is currently destroying Arizona early.The Cougars currently hold a 21-0 lead after the first quarter of play. The Kevin Sumlin era in Arizona hasn’t gotten off to the start most people were expecting – with the Wildcats looking for answers after getting their doors blown off.Arizona also lost its first game of the season against BYU by a final score of 28-23. Despite employing a Heisman Trophy-candidate at quarterback in Khalil Tate, the Wildcats haven’t fond the offensive mojo just yet.It’s been tough sledding and the Wildcats who have ZERO points after the first quarter.End of 1st Q | Houston 21, Arizona 0 #HTownTakeover pic.twitter.com/vs62qJVgdd— #HTownTakeover (@UHCougarFB) September 8, 2018Tate and Sumlin haven’t gelled just yet after many thought they were a match made in Heaven. The former Texas A&M coach dominated with Johnny Manziel as his quarterback, but hasn’t gotten off to a great start with Tate.The Wildcats need to pick it up over the next three quarters if they want to avoid a 0-2 start.last_img read more

More Than 85 Per Cent of Missing Children Have Returned Home

first_img The OCR has recruited an Ananda Alert officer 1,297 of the 1,518 children reported missing over the period, have been successful reunited with their families More than 85 per cent of children reported missing for the period January to August 23, 2013, have since returned home.This was disclosed on Friday, September 6, by Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, who reported that 1,297 of the 1,518 children reported missing over the period, have been successful reunited with their families.Ms. Hanna, who was addressing a press briefing held at the Office of the Prime Minister, informed that of the total number of missing children, 325 were males and 1,193 were females. Nine children (six males and three females) were found dead and 212 are still missing.“I have mandated the OCR (Office of the Children’s Registry) to devise a successful and reliable system of informing the public of when there is recovery and the return of missing children because still, persons feel that a lot of the children have not been recovered when they actually have and successfully so,” Ms. Hanna said.She also urged parents to ensure that they have a recent photograph of their child, and also supply a copy to the school at the start of every academic year, as this will assist in the recovery effort in the event a child goes missing.“If we all assist to create stronger platforms and integration mechanisms to work with the various government agencies, and if something happens to your child, the recovery will be a lot quicker. We are utilising electronic media now and we are utilising billboards,” the Youth Minister said.She informed that for financial year 2013/14 a sum of $6.7 million has been allocated to the Ananda Alert programme.The OCR has recruited an Ananda Alert officer and has shortlisted persons for the position of Ananda Alert administrator following the approval of new posts by the Cabinet.Ms. Hanna noted that three strategies are being proposed to create a more effective public advisory system.“One is safety information to reduce the number of children that go missing; two, instances of missing children that are complete with names, locations, photographs and other pertinent information; and three, the recovery and return of missing children,” she outlined.Meanwhile, Spatial Data Analyst in the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Carey-lee Dixon, disclosed that mapping reports show a high concentration of missing children reports from the Waltham Park and Hagley Park Road areas of St. Andrew.“These are mostly areas some would consider low income areas and so utilising geospatial technology, we can provide scientific basis and location,” Miss Dixon said.She also informed that there is a higher number of missing children cases being reported at the Hunt’s Bay police station for both 2012 and 2013.The Ananda Alert is a nationwide system, designed to ensure a speedy and safe recovery of a child in the unfortunate event that he/she is missing or abducted.Under the Ananda Alert System, when a child is reported missing, the name and picture will be publicised on various media, such as television, radio, billboards and multimedia equipment in stores, supermarkets, pharmacies and other locations. Three strategies are being proposed to create a more effective public advisory system Story Highlightslast_img read more

Unifor calls on Compass to halt layoffs at Goderich mine ahead of

first_imgGODERICH, Ont. – Unifor is calling on Compass Minerals to pause job cuts at its salt mine in Goderich, Ont. ahead of collective bargaining talks.The union says the company gave lay-off notices to about 48 workers last week, while the Local 16-O union has given notice to bargain for March 5 and has filed for conciliation.Unifor says that laying off 10 per cent of the mine’s workforce two weeks before bargaining is a very aggressive move and that the company is “acting like an employer itching for major job action.”The union says it also has serious concerns over how Compass has acted, accusing the company of encouraging workers to take severance packages that would cancel their right to be recalled if production at the mine increases.The Kansas-based company did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Unifor’s accusations, but said previously that the cuts are part of a years-long restructuring that includes a shift to a mining method that is safer and requires fewer employees.Compass, which bought the Goderich mine in 1990, says the operation located 550 metres under Lake Huron is the largest underground salt mine in the world with the product being mostly used for winter road maintenance.last_img read more

Moroccos Chefchaouen Among Worlds Best City Skylines

Taroudant – Northern City of Chefchaouen Featured Among Telegraph’s ranking of the World’s Best City SkylinesChefchaouen, locally known as Chaouen, is a beautiful blue painted city nestled in the Moroccan Rif range to the east of Tangier.The blue city ranks 13th out of 26, ahead of globally famous cities such as New York, Paris and Shanghai. Among city’s strengths, The Telegraph referred to the historical importance of the blue city with its old city mosque that “dates from the 15th century and is architecturally unusual due to its octagonal minaret.”With skyscrapers of the Australian capital, Sydney came on the top of the ranking. Edinburgh is found at the third position, followed by Kuala Lumpur, capital of Malaysia.Last year, Chefchaouen ranked 9th on Buzzfeed’s list of Most Beautiful Travel Destinations, making it the only city from North Africa and the Arab world on the list.With its never-ending charm, the city is not only a beautiful destination for tourists but also a preferred location for the glamorous world of fashion. In August, Jacob Cohën, Italy’s world-renowned fashion brand, chose the city as background for its Fall-Winter 2015-2016 Collection.With its Arabic, Berber, Jewish and Moorish heritage, Chefchaouen reflects the ethnic diversity and cultural richness of the kingdom.Moulay Ali Ben Moussa Ben Rachid El Alami built the beautiful city in 1471 as a small fortress to protect Northern Morocco from Portuguese invaders.Chefchaouen is home to the famous waterfall of Akchour, which is considered by tourists as a little paradise on earth. Located in the valley of Talembote, the waterfall is a pristine natural beauty, attracting more and more tourists since the opening of the natural park of Talassemtane.The city of Chefchaouen, photo by Jack Stana/MWNThe city of Chefchaouen, photo by Jack Stana/MWN read more

West Berbice onion production very encouraging

If onion production in West Berbice continues to be as encouraging, as it has been, famers may soon be able to fully supply the local market.A farmer proudly displays the harvested onionsThis follows the initiation of a 2017 trial project by the Promotion of Regional Opportunities for Produce and Enterprises and Linkages (PROPEL),a Canadian funded project, in partnership with the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI).According to a release from the Department of Public Information (DPI), Jason Persaud a field officer attached to PROPEL along with representatives from other agencies, were at Plantation Yeoville, West Coast Berbice, recently to witness the harvesting of another bumper crop of onions. Each of the different varieties of onion cultivated, by members of the area’s Community Development Council, was just as heartening.Persaud also stated that the research project at Fort Wellington, which was conducted by two students of the University of Guyana (UG), provided satisfactory yields. That project was embarked upon with the primary objective being to garner data to be documented for future reference to benefit those who may want to embark on onion production on a large scale.It was in May last year that several farmers were on hand to witness the harvesting of a similar PROPEL pilot project in Hopetown, which proved to be successful. In late April, a Philippi Village farmer, Rawle Medford, also participating in the initiative reaped the single largest crop of onions in Guyana – 450 pounds. The young farmer was given the opportunity to be part of a project and took the challenge head-on.PROPEL officers assessing the quality of onions harvestedMassey, a distribution giant in Guyana has aligned itself by providing tangible support for the onion initiative. Farmers and groups who produce onion of satisfactory quality are assured of a market for their produce as long as the required standards are met.PROPEL is a Canadian funded project which seeks to link fresh produce buyers in the region and beyond with Caribbean farmers, processers and related businesses. And, the projects are implemented by WUSC, World University Services of Canada, with financial support from donors and the Government of Canada.Having initiated the pilot project, PROPEL is now adopting the role of facilitator, while allowing stakeholders to become involved.According to Persaud, the National Agriculture Research Institute has a mandate to promote local production of a number of crops so as to reduce importation of such, and onion is listed among these.Therefore, the current initiative is seeking to promote the large-scale production of onion with the aim of removing this item from Guyana’s catalog of imported products, and further to be listed as an exported product. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedOnion trials prove large scale production feasible – despite challengesAugust 27, 2017In “Business”Govt to widen road from Belfield to RosignolMarch 16, 2019Similar postAlbion Sports ground gets $110M lighting systemJuly 9, 2014In “Sports” read more

CITIC HIC joins the sponsors of CEEC the efficient mineral processing champions

first_imgRajiv Kalra, CITIC HIC CEO and Global General Manager says “we at CITIC Heavy Industries are very proud to sponsor CEEC and support their mission. Grinding is one of the highest power consuming stages in mineral processing. CITIC HIC range includes energy efficient equipment such as HPGRs & stirred mills. A lot of work is being undertaken to improve drive efficiencies in this area with our own manufactured variable speed drives and automation products. The latest generation of CITIC Heavy Industries Variable Speed Drive technology provides optimal performance, easy maintenance and high efficiency in its class.”CITIC HIC commenced business in 1958. After more than 50 years of evolution and development, it has become a significant global supplier of mining, cement and metallurgical equipment. Products include grinding mills, stirred media mills, scrubbers, gyratory crushers, jaw crushers, cone crushers, kilns, coolers, hoists, reducers, steam turbines and compressors.In addition to its own range of mining equipment for mineral separation CITIC HIC also manufactures mining equipment components for other OEM suppliers including FFE Minerals, Metso Minerals, Outotec and others. CITIC HIC has offices in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, India, South Africa and Spain.CITIC SMCC Process Technology (CITIC SMCC) is a newly formed subsidiary company of CITIC HIC Australia, following the acquisition of SMCC in July 2012. CITIC SMCC is based in Brisbane, and has provided technical services to various mining projects since January of 2013, mainly in the area of comminution circuit design, technology and equipment selection, and optimization of mineral processing plants.CEEC (Coalition for Energy Efficient Comminution) is a not-for-profit global company whose mission is to accelerate knowledge transfer in the field of energy efficient comminution. CEEC aims to raise awareness of beneficial energy efficient comminution strategies with the objective of improving earnings, achieving lower processing costs and gaining energy efficiencies in the mining sector.last_img read more

Amazon stores coming soon to 100 US shopping malls

first_imgAmazon dominates the online retail game, but they’re always looking for ways to get even more reach, even if it means breaking away from online. Their latest push is going to take them back to real world.Yes, Amazon is going to be setting up shop in malls across the United States. Based on a slew of new job postings and information passed along to Business Insider, they’re currently working on opening up as many as 100 pop-up stores.Amazon is already operating 16 similar stores. Their primary purpose is to put the e-tailer’s numerous devices — Kindles, Fire tablets, Fire TV, and Echo speakers — in front of shoppers. Amazon Basics products will likely be on display, too. You know, things like their Lightning cable, which sells for less than half the price of Apple’s. Those new phones they’re selling online — the unlocked, subsidized Android handsets with Amazon ads on the lockscreen — might make even an appearance.They’ll also give Amazon the opportunity to show off services like Alexa, which has taken an early lead in the home assistant race. Prime Video will also get plenty of attention, as will Prime Music, Prime Photos, and the Kindle Lending Library.Don’t expect to see one in your favorite local haunt this holiday season. The pop-up shops will reportedly be appearing over the course of the next year. While most of the locations aren’t known yet, Amazon’s job listings page revealed stores in Miami, Queens, California, Texas, Washington, Massachusetts, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and a pair in Michigan.In the meantime, you should be able to find Amazon hardware on your local Target store’s shelves again soon. After a four-year break, they patched things up with Amazon last month.Amazon Books store image courtesy of SounderBruce on Wikimedialast_img read more

Hristo Stoichkov Carlos Vela would be a great Barcelona addition

first_imgBarcelona are in search of a new backup striker to sign quickly after the departure of Munir El Haddadi.Hristo Stoichkov believes Carlos Vela would be a great addition if Barcelona decides to purchase him.Even though the Mexican striker is currently with LAFC, he has been linked with a loan move to the Barca.“He is a player who knows the Spanish league,” Stoichkov said of the forward on Univision, according to Marca.“He had spectacular games with Real Sociedad.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“It won’t be hard for him to adapt.“If he goes to Barcelona then he’ll be spectacular from the first match.“I don’t doubt Carlos Vela.“I don’t know if Barcelona will want him for just six months or with a purchase option.”last_img read more

Adobes mixedreality display blends digital and physical

first_img Read Google Home Hub review $999 See how cars are coming alive with augmented reality 4:44 Share your voice Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Boost Mobile Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Turo: Save $30 on any car rental $59 at eBay Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Best Buy $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Amazon Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Tags DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Angela Lang/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Adobe,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Read DJI Osmo Action preview Sarah Tew/CNET Tags Post a comment $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express See at Turo Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. See It CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $60 at Best Buy Sarah Tew/CNET Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) The Cheapskate Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Project Glasswing lets users tweak the opacity of a screen and overlay text and video. Adobe Adobe’s research team has created an experimental display prototype that blends digital and physical worlds, the company said in a Friday blog post. The project, called Project Glasswing, features a transparent display that lets users tweak a screen’s opacity to reveal objects on the other side. They can also interact with or reposition images and videos on the screen, which can be layered over the objects. The display essentially brings augmented reality to life by enhancing real-world objects with virtual content, but no phones or glasses are needed. “Project Glasswing explores the possibility of bringing Adobe’s design tools to the physical world, creating the illusion of a Photoshop, After Effects or XD layer appearing in space in front of 3D real objects,” Adobe wrote in the post. The company says this prototype could unlock new storytelling opportunities. It could, for instance, be implemented in store advertising so that shoes on display in a window are accompanied with text, video or graphics. Museums could also display artifacts in glass cases with overlaying information graphics. Adobe will share more about Project Glasswing at next week’s Siggraph conference in Los Angeles. $155 at Google Express Sarah Tew/CNET Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Now playing: Watch this: See at Amazon Turo 0 Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. $299 at Amazon Read the Rylo camera preview Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR See It $210 at Best Buy $999 Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Chris Monroe/CNET $999 $520 at HP Rylo Comments See It I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Sprint Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Apple iPhone XS Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. $6 at Tidal HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Share your voice Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. 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Ask a Climatologist Remembering the record breaking July snow

first_imgThe Climate log from the July 19, 1970 record snow event at the Summit weather station.When it comes to weather in Alaska, anything is possible — including snow in July.According to Brian Brettschneider with our Ask a Climatologist segment, Alaska holds the North American record for most snow on a single day in July. Back in 1970 on July 19, it snowed 9.7 inches at the Summit weather station just south of Cantwell on the Parks Highway.Brettschneider said 16 stations in Alaska have recorded snow in July.Listen nowInterview Transcript:Brian: To get snow in July, a lot of things have to come together, but it’s most likely to occur north of the Brooks Range. So Barrow, Utqiagvik, has recorded snow a number of days. To the west of there, Wainwright, Cape Lisburne, and east toward Kaktovik or Barter Island, also (have recorded) a number of snow days. Once you get south of the Brooks Range, the snow observations are all going to be at higher elevations. So places above 2,000 feet, so still uncommon, but not unheard of.Annie: And what has to come together for it to snow in July?Brian: Usually it’s going to be associated with an upper level low pressure system — the big L’s on the map. Not necessarily one of those Gulf of Alaska storms that’s moving in. It’s going to be something that’s packing its own cold air punch at several thousand feet up. And then when you get heavy precipitation, it can actually drag that cold air down, so often you see, it will be maybe 35 or 40 degrees and rain but as the precipitation intensity increases it will drag that cold air down and transition to snow. So it’s an uncommon event, but not unheard of.Annie: How much snow are we talking?Brian: Generally July snow events are light snow events. But there are a couple of instances where there have been greater than six inches. So back in 1976, up at Cape Lisburne, they had 7.2 inches of snow on July 4. And then at the Summit weather service office in July 1970, they had 9.7 inches on July 19. That’s not only an Alaska and United States record, that appears to be a North American record. In fact it’s so unusual that it’s been flagged by the National Center for Environmental Information as an outlier — that it’s probably bad data. But there was actually a weather service staffed person there to record it, so it almost certainly did actually occur.last_img read more

ORR shooting incident a suicide case

first_imgNarsingi: The Narsingi police are reportedly came to a conclusion that Faizan Ahmed has committed suicide at Manchirevula village on Outer Ring Road by shooting himself with a pistol. When his family members expressed doubts over the incident by saying that they did not see any weapon along with him and his wife suspected that he was murdered over some financial issues. Also Read – Hyderabad: TSPCB to distribute 70,000 clay Ganesh idols Advertise With Us They told police that Faizan went from the house by saying that he was going to make a business deal worth Rs 3 crore and would be back very soon on the incident day. So she suspected that some people might have killed him with a pistol and tried to project it as a suicide. Based on the doubts police thoroughly checked the CCTV footage on the Outer Ring Road and found that he was the only person in the car on the incident day. They also found through the call data of victim that he spoke to a friend continuously for last two days before the incident occurred. On enquiry it was also clarified that Faizan explained about his financial problems. They also sent the country made weapon to the Forensic Science Laboratory for examination and waiting for the report to get more clarity in the case.last_img read more