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Kompany thanks Toure for the wonderful years

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first_imgManchester City captain Vincent Kompany has thanked the departing “legend” Yaya Toure for his service to the clubThe Ivorian midfielder will be leaving the Etihad Stadium in the summer after eight years in Manchester.Since joining from Barcelona in 2010, Toure has since scored 82 goals in his 316 appearances and famously netted the winning goals against Stoke City and Sunderland in the FA and League Cup finals respectively.The 35-year-old was absent from City’s 1-0 win against Southampton in their final league game of the season after captaining the side in their 3-1 against Brighton last week.Kompany, who himself has been at City since 2008, praised Toure for his contributions over the years.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…I’d like to thank Yaya for the wonderful years he has given us. Power, pace, technique, vision, you name it, this guy is the most complete midfielder I have ever seen. Always present in the big moments, he is forever a legend of ours. #ManCity #Legend #CENTURIONS #SharkTeam pic.twitter.com/zHxBcbRI3C— Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) May 14, 2018In his eight years at City, Toure won three Premier League titles, two League Cups and the FA Cup.last_img read more

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Southgate keeping the faith despite defeat

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first_imgEngland boss Gareth Southgate has decided to stick with the positives, despite Saturday’s defeat against Spain at Wembley.The Three Lions’ raced to an early lead thanks to Marcus Rashford’s sublime finish, but goals from Saul Niguez and Rodrigo secured victory for Spain“It was a really tough game,” said Southgate.“They are a top, top side and I think for spells kept the ball incredibly well, pressed us and we didn’t keep the ball in the early part of the game well enough.“But I’ve got to give the players enormous credit because it was a game where we could’ve folded and disappeared but we didn’t.“We hung in there, and in the last 25 or 30 minutes we really came into the game, kept the ball a lot better and created some good chances and could well have got a draw out of it.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.“We’re under no illusions that Spain were the better team for long periods of that but they are brilliant at what they do, and we are in the early stages of what we’re trying to do.“They pressed extremely well, and it took us a while to work out where that press was coming from and find a solution to it. We did it a couple of times, but at the moment we’re still finding our feet in playing out from those areas.“Now we have a choice. We can either go back to our old style, and we’ll never be a top team, or we can keep trying to do what we do and suffer at times.“We have got some players who can do it, others who are improving at it and for me, it’s the way I believe we should play.“It takes time. We’ve come a long way in a short space of time and today was as tough a test as you could have against a team that presses like that and are so good in possession.“I think at the moment we have to stick with the plan, stick with what we’re doing and just get better at doing it.”last_img read more

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Jamaicas Health Minister commended for setting up Food Industry Task Force

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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, January 29, 2018 – Kingston – The Heart Foundation of Jamaica is commending Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, for setting up the National Food Industry Task Force (NFITF) in 2017.Executive Director of the Foundation, Mrs. Deborah Chen, told a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) ‘Think Tank’ on January 24, that the organisation is pleased with the work of the NFITF, on which a representative of the Foundation serves.  Mrs. Chen, who also spoke on the upcoming observation of Heart Month in February, pointed out that members of the Task Force are food industry stakeholders.  “These are the leading persons in their industry, and they are being encouraged to reformulate their products, not just in terms of sugar, but in terms of the nutrients,” she said.She added that they are also looking at labelling, because many labels are not easily read or understood.  “I know there is a move afoot globally to make the labels simpler, and that is part of the mandate of the NFITF, so we commend the Minister and the Ministry of Health for that move.  We think that from a policy level, that will go a great way in assisting to deal with obesity and will impact the cases that we see on a daily basis at the Heart Foundation,” Mrs. Chen said.The NFITF was established to support the response to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) or ‘lifestyle diseases’.  With obesity, caused by poor nutrition, being a leading risk factor of developing an NCD, and that two out of every three deaths yearly result from NCDs, the NFITF has been engaging the Jamaican food industry in addressing the unhealthy eating habits of Jamaicans.  The Task Force is focusing on product reformulation, food labelling, marketing of foods, and education, communication and advocacy.Heart Month will be observed under the theme ‘Healthy Nutrition: Know Your Labels’.Release: JISlast_img read more

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Missing Cello Returned All Strings Attached

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first_img Updated: 9:12 PM KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Last week, a one-of-a-kind cello belonging to the famous musician John Walz went missing from his hotel room.RELATED STORY- Rare $100,000 cello stolen from Mission Valley hotel roomThe 100 thousand dollar instrument was then found by another musician in Downtown San Diego on Friday night.The Chula Vista man who found it saw the instrument lying under a bush and took it home, not knowing the backstory.His mother said she recognized the cello and found a way to reach John. When he found out, he made sure to get the cello back to Walz without a scratch. Missing Cello Returned, All Strings Attached August 13, 2018center_img KUSI Newsroom Posted: August 13, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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I5 Publishing Buys Say Media Pet Properties

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first_imgI-5 Publishing is adding to its portfolio of pet brands by purchasing Dogster and Catster from Say Media.Terms weren’t disclosed.”As the world’s largest owned and operated online pet network, we want to bring a pet owner’s voice to our line of products, while executing on our commitment to growing our digital footprint, which is critical as we continue to evolve and expand our business,” says Mark Harris, CEO of I-5 Publishing, in a statement. “We look forward to integrating and leveraging the Dogster and Catster properties to bolster our company efforts and serve current and future pet owners and pet businesses across the globe.”The deal brings another 2.5 million unique visitors to I-5, doubling traffic to give the publisher the largest digital network in the $58-billion pet market. Much of I-5’s original portfolio (including Dog Fancy and Cat Fancy) came from the acquisition of BowTie Inc. early last year.For Say Media, which has 10 remaining titles primarily in fashion and tech verticals, the deal moves Dogster and Catster to more fitting company.”Taking them to the next level requires a company like I-5 Publishing where pets play a key part of the overall sales and editorial strategy,” says Matt Sanchez, Say Media CEO. “We’re thrilled to see Dogster and Catster find a home with a company that has a strong commitment to growing these brands and investing in the pet community.”last_img read more

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State Outlines Plan to Provide Alternate Water Source for Mountain Home AFB

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first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR A state plan to deliver water from the Snake River to Mountain Home Air Force Base would ensure the installation in southwestern Idaho has a sustainable water supply in the event the aquifer it currently relies on dries up.Groundwater supplies in the Mountain Home area already are running low.“The risk that we face is that if the base doesn’t have a reliable water supply into the future, then it may risk the viability of retaining the base in the state of Idaho,” said Cynthia Bridge Clark, a water manager with the Idaho Department of Water Resources.Officials from the Idaho Department of Water Resources this week described the pipeline project, which is estimated to cost between $20 million and $30 million and could be in place in 2021, reported KBOI.In addition to the pipeline, which would range from 10 to 15 miles, the state would build a pump station and a water treatment facility to provide water for domestic, municipal, commercial and industrial uses. The state previously acquired the water rights to the surface water in CJ Strike Reservoir, which is located on the Snake River.The Air Force would pay the state back through a water purchase agreement, according to the story. State water managers next will begin the project’s design stage, which will take several years.last_img read more

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Elton John Plans Final Las Vegas Residency Shows

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first_img Facebook Elton John’s Final Curtain Call In Las Vegas elton-john-plans-final-las-vegas-residency-shows GRAMMY winner announces the final dates for his long-running Million Dollar Piano residency Renée FabianGRAMMYs Oct 16, 2017 – 2:04 pm Since his initial 2004 The Red Piano Las Vegas residency, and now his Million Dollar Piano Show, which he reprised in 2011, Elton John has played nearly 450 dates during his stint in Las Vegas. That time will now come to a close in 2018. Elton John Plans Final Las Vegas Residency Shows NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Dec 2, 2014 – 10:58 pm Elton John Interview Twitter Email News The GRAMMY winner announced his final 14 residency dates at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace will run between April 28 and May 19, 2018. These follow a 17th leg to his show in October and November, as well as dates in February and March 2018.Tickets for these final dates will go on sale Oct. 22, and are available in person at the box office or via AXS.com or the Colosseum’s website.”Weird Al” Yankovic Announces “Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour”last_img read more

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Judas Priest Announce 2018 Concert Tour Dates

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first_img Judas Priest To Hit Arenas On 2018 Tour judas-priest-announce-2018-concert-tour-dates The metal legends, who are up for a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination, will embark on a 25-date North American arena tour in support of their new studio album, Firepower, due in early 2018. The trek will kick off March 13 in Wilkes Barre, Penn., and conclude May 1 in San Antonio.Firepower will mark Judas Priest’s first album since 2014’s Redeemer Of Souls. The group’s prior studio album, 2009’s A Touch Of Evil: Live, spawned the group’s first GRAMMY win for Best Metal Performance for “Dissident Aggressor,” a track from 1977’s Sin After Sin. GRAMMY winners plot arena tour in support of their forthcoming new album, ‘Firepower’Tim McPhateGRAMMYs Oct 23, 2017 – 2:37 pm Judas Priest are ready to bring plenty of firepower, literally, to concert stages in 2018. Judas Priest Announce 2018 Concert Tour Dates Twitter Email A fan presale will commence Oct. 25.Memphis Gibson Guitar Factory Looks For New Locationcenter_img NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 15, 2017 – 1:50 am Judas Priest Win Best Metal Performance https://twitter.com/judaspriest/status/922466490804264961 Facebook We are happy to announce the first US dates of our 2018 World Tour! #judaspriest #firepower pic.twitter.com/6PiyMmO6tD— Judas Priest (@judaspriest) October 23, 2017 News last_img read more

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The Wilmington Insider For April 15 2018

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first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Sunday, April 15, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: A chance of rain and sleet before 7am, then sleet likely between 7am and 5pm, then freezing rain and sleet likely after 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 33. Northeast wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no sleet accumulation expected.Food Shopping: Food shopping in town this week?  In case you haven’t seen this week’s circulars, Wilmington Apple has you covered:This week’s circular from Market Basket (260 Main Street) can be found HERE.This week’s circular from Lucci’s Market (211 Lowell Street) can be found HERE.Elia’s Country Store (381 Middlesex Avenue) does not have an online circular, but the store posts its hot entree schedule and other specials on its Facebook page HERE.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For February 25, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For February 11, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For February 4, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

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CES 2019 AireSone Junior is a tiny electronic stethoscope for your kids

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first_imgCES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. 85 Photos All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 0 Post a comment CES Products Mobile Accessories CES 2019 Tags Share your voice The AireSone Junior charges wirelessly and slips into these cutesy covers. AireSone Keeping track of your kid’s health is a lot easier when you have a wearable electronic stethoscope, and the AireSone Junior is exactly that.Shaped like a button, it slots into a cover designed to appeal to kids 3-years-old and above with a cutesy design such as a bear, an owl or a frog. You can then attach the AireSone Junior to the outfit around the chest area. There will also be interactive storylines related to the characters to convince kids to wear the badges willingly when they are awake.It tracks breathing and heart rate, and can detect wheezing and coughs, as well as alerting parents if it registers these symptoms, symptoms which can be a precursor to an asthma attack, especially when kids are sleeping. The AireSone Junior has a battery life of about 13 hours, and charges wirelessly.Singapore-based AEvice, the makers behind AireSone Junior, told me that the device detects what it calls “micro-wheezing”: tiny wheezes you don’t normally hear (note that it’s a word the company came up with to highlight how sensitive its devices are, and not an actual medical term). The company is currently working with doctors in Singapore and Australia to prescribe the device to vulnerable asthmatic children to help keep track of and manage their respiratory illness.It will retail for $199 (about £155 and AU$280), and ships in June this year.last_img read more

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Ryan Reynolds leaks entire Detective Pikachu movie online

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first_imgWarner Bros. Pictures Ryan Reynolds, world class troll and part-time actor, just posted the entire Detective Pikachu movie on the internet. Nice try, Reynolds. (-_^)  Um…. Attn @DetPikachuMovie @warnerbros https://t.co/UF7qYtKOYV— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) May 7, 2019 Pokemon: Detective Pikachu is scheduled to open in theaters worldwide on May 10.CNET’s Sean Keane contributed to this report.First published May 7 at 3:43 p.m. PT.Update May 9 at 7:29 a.m. PT: Adds dancing Pikachu Twitter account. Not gonna lie — this kinda rules.The best part: the account that leaked the “film” seems to have been created solely for this purpose this month. What an OBVIOUS PLANT, Reynolds. Come on, we all know you can troll better than that. It’s inspired a Twitter account too — you can watch Pikachu getting down to Lady Gaga, Smash Mouth, the Game of Thrones intro music and a spoilery moment from Avengers: Infinity War. Of course, one really stands out from the crowd. Comments Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick AstleyRequested by: @_EmmaLoves_ pic.twitter.com/HqwQlufB1P— PKCHU DANCING TO (@PKCHUDANCING) May 9, 2019 Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: 2:24 Pokemon Go Game of Thrones The Avengers New trailer drops for Detective Pikachu Tags 6 Surely he’ll claim he was just retweeting the account that leaked the movie to boost visibility, but the fact remains the world has now seen the Pokemon movie — and can likely confirm it’s more adorable than expected. Here, check it out for yourself: 2019 movies to geek out over TV and Movies Online 77 Photoslast_img read more

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Facebook mistakenly deleted Mark Zuckerbergs old posts

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first_imgA 3D plastic representation of the Facebook logo is seen in this photo illustration May 13, 2015.Reuters file [Representational Image]In a bizarre incident, social networking giant Facebook has said that it “mistakenly deleted” CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s old posts, some of them dating back to 2007 and 2008.A spokesperson from the company reportedly said many of Zuckerberg’s old posts about Facebook can still be found on the company’s blog and in its newsroom.”A few years ago some of Mark’s posts were mistakenly deleted due to technical errors. The work required to restore them would have been extensive and not guaranteed to be successful so we didn’t do it,” CNET quoted a Facebook spokesperson as saying on Friday.The spokesperson added that they didn’t know how many total posts were deleted.The total number of vanished posts could be significantly higher, as the very nature of the issue makes it extremely difficult to make a full accounting of what exactly has gone missing over the years.”These disappearances, along with other changes Facebook has made to how it saves its archive of announcements and blog posts, make it much harder to parse the social network’s historical record.”This makes it far more difficult to hold the company, and Zuckerberg himself, accountable to past statements — particularly during a period of intense scrutiny of the company in the wake of a string of scandals,” the Business Insider said.last_img read more

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EC unable to go beyond govt instructions BNP

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first_imgMirza Fakhrul Islam AlamgirBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday urged the government to take steps for finding out an effective way for holding a fair and acceptable election through discussions with opposition political parties, reports UNB.Speaking at a protest rally, he alleged that the government is trying to keep top BNP leaders away from politics ahead of the next general election through convicting them in ‘false’ cases filed against them.”We would like to call upon the government to do positive politics for the welfare of people coming out of negative politics. Engage in talks to work out a way for a credible election where people will be able to exercise their franchise,” said the BNP leader.”Come to senses and take steps for the talks with the opposition parties to protect democracy, Bangladesh, and its future and ensure its economic progress,” he further said.Dhaka south city unit BNP arranged the programme at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh as part of the party’s countrywide protest programme against the issuance of a warrant for the arrest of its senior vice chairman Tarique Rahman in a sedition case.The BNP leader alleged that the government is desperately making various evil efforts to hang onto power as it has lost earth beneath its feet.Fakhrul voiced doubt whether the election commission will be able to hold a reliable and acceptable election following its talks with political parties and different stakeholders.”The nearly three-month dialogue of the election commission is mere eyewash… most of the parties, civil society members and ex-election commissioners joined the dialogue said a credible election is not possible if it is not held under an election-time neutral administration. Now the nation is waiting to see what it (EC) does?” he said.The BNP leader thinks the commission will not be able to do anything good as it has no capability to work ignoring the government’s instructions. “Even, after that we’re observing their activities to know whether they can hold a fair election. We want the commission to work independently to hold a neutral election.”He said the current government has failed to deliver on all fronts though it always talks about huge development.”The mega projects were taken for massive plundering. Most of the roads have now become unfit for traffic.”Fakhrul criticised the government for what he said its failure to arrest the soaring prices of essentials. “The prices of all types of vegetables have gone beyond the buying capacity of common people. The government is hiking the tariffs of gas, power and water to make their pocket heavier. History says people won’t tolerate such sufferings for a long time. You won’t be able to resist them even with cannons when people will wake up.”last_img read more

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Record 656m people displaced worldwide UN

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first_imgDisplaced Iraqis arrive at a temporary camp in the compound of the closed Nineveh International Hotel in Mosul. Photo: AFPDevastating conflicts, violence and persecution in places like Syria and South Sudan had left a record 65.6 million people uprooted from their homes by the end of 2016, the UN said Monday.That number marks a jump of just 300,000 from the end of 2015, but is more than six million higher than at the end of 2014, according to a fresh report published by the UN refugee agency.This is “the highest figure since we started recording these figures,” UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi told reporters ahead of the report launch.“By any measure, this is an unacceptable number, and it speaks louder than ever to the need for solidarity and common purpose in preventing and resolving crises,” he said.The figures released ahead of World Refugee Day showed that a full 10.3 million of the world’s displaced people fled their homes last year alone, including 3.4 million who crossed international borders to become refugees.‘Every three seconds’“This equates to one person becoming displaced every three seconds-less than the time it takes to read this sentence,” UNHCR pointed out in a statement.Most people who have been forced from their homes flee within their own country, and are defined as internally displaced people, or IDPs.At the end of 2016, there were some 40.3 million IDPs in the world, down slightly from 40.8 million a year earlier, with Syria, Iraq and Colombia accounting for the greatest numbers.Another 22.5 million people-half of them children-were registered as refugees last year, the UNHCR report showed, pointing out that this is “the highest level ever recorded”.Syria’s six-year conflict alone has sent more than 5.5 million people seeking safety in other countries, including 825,000 last year alone, making it the world’s biggest producer of refugees.Along with the 6.3 million Syrians displaced inside the country, these numbers show that a nearly two thirds of all Syrians have been forced from their homes, the report said.As the Syrian civil war rages on, desperately needed funding for humanitarian aid in the country has begun to dwindle, Grandi said, lamenting that very little of the billions promised at an international donor’s conference in Brussels in April had so far materialised.Forgotten crisis?The Syrian conflict, which has killed more than 320,000 people, “is becoming a forgotten crisis,” he warned.The UN refugee chief meanwhile voiced most alarm over the rapidly deteriorating situation in South Sudan, which he said was currently the world’s “fastest growing refugee crisis and displacement crisis.”South Sudan’s civil war, which began in December 2013, has left tens of thousands dead and forced a total of 3.7 million people from their homes-nearly a third of the population.Overall, the refugee population from the world’s youngest country swelled 85 percent last year to reach 1.4 million by the end of 2016, the UNHCR report showed.And that number has ballooned by a further half million people since then, the agency said, stressing the most of the refugees had left since the “disastrous breakdown of peace efforts” last July.Syria and South Sudan were far from the only countries where people were being uprooted en masse, with Monday’s report also pointing to large-scale displacement in Afghanistan, Iraq and Sudan, just to name a few.And nearly 70 years after Palestinians first fled today’s Israel, some 5.3 million Palestinians are currently living as refugees-the highest level ever recorded, UNHCR said.Monday’s report also pointed out that, despite huge focus on Europe’s migrant crisis, it is poorer countries that host most of the world’s refugees.A full 84 percent of refugees are living in low- and middle-income countries, UNHCR said, blaming this “huge imbalance” on “the continuing lack of consensus internationally when it comes to refugee hosting and the proximity of many poor countries to regions of conflict.”last_img read more

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US presidents eradefining summits

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first_imgUS president Donald Trump speaks during a news conference after his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on 12 June 2018. Photo: ReutersDonald Trump hailed his meeting with Kim Jong Un as the start of a process that would rid North Korea of its nuclear weapons.While experts on North Korea were largely underwhelmed immediately after the summit, most agreed that the very fact of their having met was potentially significant and could play out over the coming years.Previous American presidents have also reached out to long-term foes, holding what turned out to be legacy-defining meetings.Here are two of the most significant summits:- Reagan and Gorbachev, 1986 -Following a decades-long Cold War arms race that saw the United States and the Soviet Union amass tens of thousands of nuclear warheads, the two superpowers decided to sit down in October 1986 and discuss a radical proposal: the elimination of their nuclear arsenals.US president Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev met in Iceland’s capital in a bid to reach an agreement. The Reykjavik summit lasted two days but the talks collapsed. Washington refused to roll back development of its “Star Wars” missile defence project, which was unacceptable to the Kremlin.In the years to come, however, the summit came to be seen as the harbinger of significant de-escalation. It led to a treaty the next year under which both Cold War powers would eliminate their short- and intermediate-range nuclear missiles. Thousands of these weapons were scrapped in what was the first major weapons reduction by the rivals.his handout photo taken on 12 June 2018 and released by The Straits Times shows US President Donald Trump (R) and North Korea`s leader Kim Jong Un (L) looking on as documents are exchanged between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (2nd R) and the North Korean leader`s sister Kim Yo Jong (2nd L) at a signing ceremony during their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore. Photo: AFPDespite the failure to reach an agreement, Reykjavik is seen by many as a turning point in the Cold War. Gorbachev continued to push through with internal reforms he had started since coming to power, and the Soviet Union eventually collapsed in 1991.- Nixon and China, 1972 -The United States broke off ties with China when the communists, led by Mao Zedong, took over the country in 1949. The relationship remained in limbo for almost two decades, during which their forces squared off in the Korean and Vietnam conflicts.Then Richard Nixon won the 1968 US presidential election and decided to reach out to Beijing.It started with secret contacts to lay the groundwork for formal contact, including a covert trip by Nixon’s national security adviser Henry Kissinger in 1971.A year later — in February 1972 — Nixon flew to China in what is widely considered one of the most important geopolitical events of the 20th century. The US leader met with the top Chinese leadership, including Mao and premier Zhou Enlai.It kicked off formal contacts that led to full diplomatic ties in December 1978, and Washington withdrawing recognition from Taiwan. Nixon’s gamble is also seen by many as catalysing the end of communist China’s isolation and opening up to the rest of the world.last_img

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SOME Hosts Thanksgiving Day Trot

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first_imgSo Others Might Eat is hosting their Thanksgiving Day Trot For Hunger on Nov. 26 at Freedom Plaza starting at 8:30 a. m. S.O.M.E. is asking that participants register and make a donation to support the fight against homelessness and hunger. Freedom Plaza is located at the intersection of 13th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue N.W. For more information, visit some.org.last_img

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Two New Zealand scientists to travel to Antarctica to measure magnetic South

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first_img(PhysOrg.com) — While the rest of the world gets on with meeting the New Year head on, two research scientists from New Zealand are traveling to the Antarctic to take measurements of the magnet South Pole. Such periodic measurements are necessary geo-scientists say, because the magnetic poles keep moving around. The south magnetic pole, for example is slowly moving north toward Australia at almost ten miles per year; this matters because very accurate ground measurements are necessary to keep satellites properly calibrated, ensuring such things as GPS coordinates are accurate. The magnetic poles move, as do other parts of the Earth’s surface, because the outer core inside the planet is made of molten metal. As the Earth moves through space, spinning and circling the sun, there is some jostling that goes on, resulting in some shifting. And unfortunately, it doesn’t do so in a regular predictable fashion, which means changes to the surface of the Earth must be constantly monitored all over the planet. For reasons that aren’t exactly clear, New Zealand has been charged with monitoring the south magnetic pole, and has been doing so by traveling there every five years since the 1950’s.This latest expedition, made up of just two guys, Stewart Bennie and Tony Hurst, will travel first to a particularly barren locale known as Lake Vanda in one of Antarctica’s dry valley areas. After that, they will travel to a site near the shelter constructed and used by the infamous polar explorer Robert Scott and his team before they were lost trying to return home back in 1912-13 as part of the Terra-Nova Expedition.To take their measurements, the team will make note of physical landscape features, then will use a tool known as a magnetic theodolite to measure magnetic field angles relative to the ground. At the south magnetic pole, such fields should be 90 degrees relative to the horizon. They will also be using instruments that allow them to measure the strength of the magnetic field, which will be useful, because scientists have found that the magnetic fields have been diminishing over the past couple of hundred years, a sign perhaps that a “flip” is in the making over the next thousand years or so.To take into account the wobbling that occurs with magnetic fields, the two will take many such measurements over the course of a day to make sure that what they bring back to report, is truly accurate. © 2011 PhysOrg.com Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. South Pole… 1: South Geographic Pole, 2: South Magnetic Pole (2007), 3: South Geomagnetic Pole, 4: South Pole of Inaccessibility. Image: Wikipediacenter_img via Nature Ulysses Flyby of the Sun’s North Pole Citation: Two New Zealand scientists to travel to Antarctica to measure magnetic South Pole (2012, January 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-01-zealand-scientists-antarctica-magnetic-south.html More information:last_img read more

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Astronomers characterize two superEarths in a distant planetary system

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first_img Citation: Astronomers characterize two ‘super-Earths’ in a distant planetary system (2017, May 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-05-astronomers-characterize-super-earths-distant-planetary.html More information: K2-106, a system containing a metal rich planet and a planet of lower density, arXiv:1705.04163 [astro-ph.EP] arxiv.org/abs/1705.04163AbstractAims: Planets in the mass-range from 2 to 15 MEarth are very diverse. Some of them have very low, others very high densities. Method: We determined the masses, radii and the densities for the two transiting planets orbiting K2-106, which have been previously found. The inner one is an ultra-short period planet with an orbital period of 0.57 days. The outer planet has orbital period of 13.3 days. Results: The two planets have similar masses, though very different densities. For K2-106b we derive M_p=7.69+/-0.82 MEarth, Rp=1.52+/-0.16 REarth, and a high density of 12.0 -3.2+4.8 gcm-3. For K2-106c, we find 6.79+/-2.29 MEarth, R_p=2.59+/-0.27 REarth and a relatively low density of 2.4-1.1+1.6 gcm-3. Conclusions: Since the systems contains two planets of almost the same mass, but different distances from the host star, it is an excellent laboratory to study atmospheric escape. Comparing the mass and radius of the inner planet with composition models implies that it has an iron core containing at least 50% of its mass. Such a high metal content is surprising, particularly given that the star has solar abundance. We discuss various formation scenarios for this unusual planet. Best-fit light curves to planet K2-106 b. Light curve is folded to the orbital period of the planet. Credit: Guenther et al., 2017. Located approximately 825 light years away from the Earth, K2-106 is a 5 billion-year-old star of spectral type G5. With a radius of about 0.83 solar radii, the star is 7 percent less massive than the sun. In 2016, researchers detected two planets transiting this star with orbital periods of 0.57 and 13.3 days.Now, Guenther’s team obtained absolute and relative radial velocity measurements of K2-106 using five different spectrographs worldwide in order to reveal more detailed information about this planetary system. The new observations show that the two exoplanets have almost the same mass, but orbit at different distances from the host, which makes the system an excellent laboratory to study atmospheric escape processes.”We determined the masses, radii and the densities for the two transiting planets orbiting K2-106, which have been previously found,” the paper reads.The researchers found that the planet closest to the star—K2-106 b—has a radius of about 1.52 Earth radii and is about 7.7 times more massive. Therefore, it has a high density of approximately 12 g cm-3.K2-106 c is bigger in size as its radius is about 2.6 Earth radii. However, the planet is less massive—6.8 Earth masses—which gives a relatively low density of 2.4 g cm-3.The team also revealed new information about the composition of K2-106 b. They assume that it is a metal-rich planet with an iron core containing at least 50 percent of its mass.”Ultra-short-period planets forming close to the star should all be iron-rich. Clearly, more research in this field is needed, but the results so far obtained show that studies of ultra-short period planets can give us key information on how and where low-mass planets form. The high metal content of the planet is thus very interesting, particularly because the host star has solar metallicity,” the authors wrote in the paper.The researchers noted that the K2-106 is particularly interesting because it hosts an ultra-short period planet subject to a strong stellar irradiation and an outer planet at a relatively large distance from the host star, where the atmospheric escape rate is expected to be low. Thus this system could provide important insights into the formation and evolution of planets. However, many observations are still needed to uncover more details about K2-106 and its planets.”K2-106 is a very interesting system that deserves further studies. (…) The next logical steps are search for the extended, escaping exosphere atmosphere of K2-106 b that has been suggest by Mura (et al. 2011) by obtaining spectroscopic transit observations in a similar way as we have done for CoRoT-7b (Guenther et al. 2011),” the astronomers concluded. Explore further ‘Hot Jupiter’ transiting a rapidly-rotating star discovered © 2017 Phys.org (Phys.org)—An international team of astronomers led by Eike W. Guenther of the Thuringian State Observatory in Tautenburg, Germany, has characterized two “super-Earth” exoplanets orbiting a distant star designated K2-106, determining their size, mass and density. The new findings were presented in a paper published May 11 on the arXiv pre-print server. 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Tabbys star dims again

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first_img Alien megastructure not the cause of dimming of the ‘most mysterious star in the universe’ Citation: Tabby’s star dims again (2018, March 28) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-tabby-star-dims.html © 2018 Phys.org The team of astrophysicists studying KIC 8462852, more well known as Tabby’s star, has reported that the star recently dimmed again, and did so quite dramatically. The group, led by LSU’s Tabby Boyajian who discovered the odd behavior of the star back in 2015, has been documenting their findings on their web site. Explore furthercenter_img Tabby’s star has been under study for many years, as one of a group of stars known to dim—space scientists are interested in such stars, because in most cases, they have planets transiting them, dimming their light. But KIC 8462852 is different, Boyajian noticed—it dimmed a lot more than other stars did—at one point, as much as 20 percent. That was too much to chalk up to a planet blocking its light. Also, the star tended to stay dim for longer periods of time than other dimming stars. So she and others wondered what could be causing the dimming.Researchers advanced many theories, such as aliens building a Dyson sphere, but most were shot down. The most likely explanation, Boyajian has suggested, is dust. She and her team found earlier this year that the light that makes its way to us from the star is of different wavelengths at different times, which, she notes, suggest that it is passing through something translucent, casting serious doubts on the Dyson sphere theory. She and her team have proposed several theories regarding the nature of the dust, most involving the idea of planets or other objects colliding. One notable exception is the possibility of a comet that was torn apart as it approached the star.In this latest report, the star was seen to dim on March 16—a dip that Boyajian reported was the largest observed since 2013 (she and her team went back and looked at old Kepler data after the star was found to dim abnormally). By the March 22, the star was nearly back to its normal brightness. In the same blog post, she reminded readers that the observation was made possible by donations to the Kickstarter campaign set up for just this purpose, and while that project has ended, she is still requesting donations. Credit: wherestheflux.com This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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Clients have until Nov 30 to save on Le Boats selfdrive boating

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first_img Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Share Travelweek Group Tags: FIT, Le Boat Posted bycenter_img Clients have until Nov. 30 to save on Le Boat’s self-drive boating trips TORONTO — Le Boat wants agents to know that its best early booking bonus deals expire Nov. 30, 2017 for travel in 2018.“Don’t forget to remind your clients to book before November 30, 2017 for the best 2018 availability and to take advantage of our early booking offers,” says the company.The deals include:Save 20% on budget and comfort boats departing April 2 – 7 and May 12 – 17.Save 15% on budget and comfort boats, at all other timesSave 10% on Comfort pus boats + Visions (combinable with Le Boat’s 5% family discount; seven night minimum duration)Save 5% on Horizon boatsThe early booking bonus offers are valid on all 2018 durations, including short breaks. New bookings only.The company made a splash in the Canadian market this past summer when it announced it was relocating its North American headquarters from Florida to Smiths Falls, Ontario, right on the Rideau Canal where Le Boat will introduce brand new boat vacation rentals starting in May 2018.More news:  TRAVELSAVERS welcomes Julie Virgilio to the teamLe Boat says it is eager to work with the travel trade here in Canada, looking to make waves in this market now that it has conquered Europe. Billed as Europe’s number one boating vacation company, Le Boat just launched its 2018 brochure featuring the latest cruising experiences both in Europe and, starting next year, Canada.Vacationers have been doing the self-drive boating thing along Europe’s waterways with Le Boat for years now, discovering France, Italy, Holland, Belgium, Germany, England, Ireland and Scotland from their own sundeck.More than half – about 55% – of Le Boat’s bookings are generated by travel agents.For a full list of discounts and more information see leboat.com or call 1-800-734-5491. << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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