Fans’ Favourite Bance Close To Al Masry Switch

first_imgRelatedEzekiel Bassey Joins Egypt’s Al MasryJanuary 21, 2019In “Nigeria”Plateau United Dumped Out Of CAFCC After USM Alger ThrashingApril 18, 2018In “Africa”Junior Ajayi Reveals Arsenal AmbitionApril 6, 2018In “England” Burkina Faso international striker Aristide Bance is a fans’ favourite in his native country and Africa as a whole and those fans would have been excited after their idol made the news again.Bance, 32, has reportedly arrived in Egypt ahead of his move to Port Said outfits and Egyptian top-flight side Al Masry.The latest development won’t come as a surprise to many as he’s renowned for spending short period of time at his various clubs. Bance only moved to Ivorian side ASEC Mimosas last year and is apparently on the move again but not after he made his mark by winning the Ligue 1 title in Ivory Coast.His impressive performances at the 2017 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) earlier this year in Gabon led to interests from several clubs before he made Al Masry his next destination. The Egypt Ian side would be the Burkinabe’s 20th club during his 18-year career.In addition to ASEC Mimosas, Aristide Bance has also featured for clubs like Augsburg & FSV Mainz (Germany), Al Ahli (UAE), HJK Helsinki (Finland) amongst others.last_img read more

Tips for 24/7 sustainable living

first_imgIt’s surprising how easy it is to live sustainably; here are tips to go green at home, work, school, on the road and in your community.At homeReplace your incandescent light bulbs with energy-efficient fluorescent bulbs.Buy energy-efficient appliances.Repair appliances instead of replacing them.Separate and recycle all rubbish that can be recycled.Install low-flow shower heads.Take showers instead of baths.Switch from synthetic cleaning chemicals to environmentally friendly ones, or opt for natural cleaning chemicals such as vinegar and bicarb.Install insulation to reduce your heating and cooling electricity bills.Seal up cracks and leaks to prevent heat loss in winter and reduce electricity consumption.Lower the geyser temperature.Install a geyser timer to switch your geyser on only when you need itWrap the geyser in a geyser blanket to keep water hot using less electricity.Switch off lights in empty rooms.Switch off unused appliances.Install solar panels; in the long run these are cost-effective.Recycle ewaste such as old cellphones, batteries, kitchen appliances and computers, video, CD, DVD machines at a registered ewaste recycler. Saving water Cut your showers by two minutes. Install a water-efficient shower head. Sweep your driveway instead of hosing it. Use a water-efficient washing machine. Use a dual flush toilet.In the gardenConvert your organic household waste to compost.Grow your own seasonal fruit and vegetables for cheaper, healthier food.Water plants early in the morning or evening to reduce evaporation.Plant indigenous vegetation to reduce water consumption.Collect rainwater and bathwater to water plants.Use as little pesticide as possible, or opt for homemade pesticides.Buy locally grown foods. This reduces the need for transporting foods across long distances, which uses more fuel.Buy products that have minimal packaging to reduce waste. Avoid individually wrapped items.Reuse shopping bags, or buy durable bags you can use each time you go shopping. This reduces plastic bag waste.Buy recycled products, such as recycled paper, furniture made from recycled timber, recycled plastic bottles or recycled aluminium cans.Buy in bulk to reduce packaging.Buy refillable packaging to reuse the containers.Choose durable and reusable items rather than disposable ones.Drive smoothly, keep a reasonable and consistent following distance to avoid having to slow down, speed up or brake often. This reduces fuel consumption.Drive in high gear to use fuel more efficiently.Reduce your speed to use less fuel. At 110 km/h your car uses up to 25% more petrol than it would if cruising at 90 km/h.Reduce drag, and use less fuel, by removing non-essential exterior parts such as roof racks and spoilers.Inflate your car tyres to the highest pressure recommended by the manufacturer (including your spare) and ensure your wheels are properly aligned. Looking after your tyres will not only reduce your fuel consumption it will also extend tyre life and improve handling.Use the air-conditioning sparingly to reduce fuel consumption, but remember that when driving faster than 80km/h, the air conditioner is more fuel-efficient than leaving your windows open.Make sure that your air conditioning is properly serviced to prevent the leaking of CFCs from the seals.Travel light; more weight means more fuel consumption.Service your vehicle regularly to keep it operating most efficiently. Contact recycling centres to collect paper at your workplace. Arrange for ewaste such as old computers, toner cartridges and printers to be collected by or dropped off at a registered ewaste recycler. Introduce recycling initiatives at school, at work and in your community by setting up recycling waste points and contacting recycling companies to collect the waste. Restaurants, supermarkets and malls can also become recycle points. Contact recycling companies, which will provide recycling containers.Inform the authorities when you see illegal dumping and littering, and report perpetrators of theseGoing shoppingBuy locally grown foods. This reduces the need for transporting foods across long distances, which uses more fuel.Buy products that have minimal packaging to reduce waste. Avoid individually wrapped items.Reuse shopping bags, or buy durable bags you can use each time you go shopping. This reduces plastic bag waste.Buy recycled products, such as recycled paper, furniture made from recycled timber, recycled plastic bottles or recycled aluminium cans.Buy in bulk to reduce packaging.Buy refillable packaging to reuse the containers.Choose durable and reusable items rather than disposable ones. When drivingDrive smoothly, keep a reasonable and consistent following distance to avoid having to slow down, speed up or brake often. This reduces fuel consumption.Drive in high gear to use fuel more efficiently.Reduce your speed to use less fuel. At 110 km/h your car uses up to 25% more petrol than it would if cruising at 90 km/h.Reduce drag, and use less fuel, by removing non-essential exterior parts such as roof racks and spoilers.Inflate your car tyres to the highest pressure recommended by the manufacturer (including your spare) and ensure your wheels are properly aligned. Looking after your tyres will not only reduce your fuel consumption it will also extend tyre life and improve handling.Use the air-conditioning sparingly to reduce fuel consumption, but remember that when driving faster than 80km/h, the air conditioner is more fuel-efficient than leaving your windows open.Make sure that your air conditioning is properly serviced to prevent the leaking of CFCs from the seals.Travel light; more weight means more fuel consumption.Service your vehicle regularly to keep it operating most efficiently. At school, at work and in your community Contact recycling centres to collect paper at your workplace. Arrange for ewaste such as old computers, toner cartridges and printers to be collected by or dropped off at a registered ewaste recycler. Introduce recycling initiatives at school, at work and in your community by setting up recycling waste points and contacting recycling companies to collect the waste. Restaurants, supermarkets and malls can also become recycle points. Contact recycling companies, which will provide recycling containers.Inform the authorities when you see illegal dumping and littering, and report perpetrators of theselast_img read more

Hilma Hooker (GC2W056) — Geocache of the Week

first_imgDifficulty:2Terrain:5 SharePrint RelatedThe wild world of underwater geocachesAugust 23, 2015In “Community”Don’t look down! — Vertical Limit I: Die Brücke (GCZVW2) — Geocache of the WeekMarch 5, 2014In “Community”Geocaching with SealsApril 14, 2013In “Community” Geocache Hilma Hooker GC2W056 Geocache Hilma Hooker GC2W056 Geocache Hilma Hooker GC2W056 Geocache Hilma Hooker GC2W056 Geocache Hilma Hooker GC2W056 Geocache Hilma Hooker GC2W056 Geocache Hilma Hooker GC2W056 Geocache Hilma Hooker GC2W056 Geocache Hilma Hooker GC2W056 123456789<> Location:BonaireN 12° 05.974 W 068° 17.213center_img TraditionalGC2W056by Hud4 Geocache Hilma Hooker GC2W056 – photo courtesy of ~M&M~Ahoy, geocachers! When most geocachers think of T5 geocaches, they usually think of climbing to the top of a steep mountain. But some intrepid geocachers know that diving down, deep down, like, 29 meters (100 feet) down, is what T5s are really all about.Geocache Hilma Hooker GC2W056 – photo courtesy of LichtchefThe Hilma Hooker is a shipwreck in the Caribbean Netherlands, and is well known as a popular wreck diving site. The ship was built during the 1950’s in the Netherlands and eventually ended up as a vessel used by a Colombian shipping company.Geocache Hilma Hooker GC2W056 photo courtesy of De PrinniesIn the summer of 1984, after several months of surveillance for suspicious activities, the ship was detained in Bonaire. It was neglected for an extended period of time and took on a considerable amount of water. On September 7th, the ship was towed to anchorage, and then at 9:08 am, September 12th, the Hilma Hooker sank in just two minutes. That’s right—all 71.78 meters (235.5 feet) of this ship sank in less time than it takes to cook an egg. Geocache Hilma Hooker GC2W056The coordinates will take you to the shipwreck buoys; however, the actual geocache is 29 meters (100 feet) underwater at the shipwreck itself. The log is in the sand under the yardarm of the ship’s main mast. Here are some logs from those who’ve made the dive:“Very nice location to visit! The wreck is easy to dive around also for less experienced divers. Just watch out the depth and current. The wreck is guarded by a couple of big tarpons (fish) and has a funny history. TFTC!” –Exploring bear“A few days ago I have only my Open Water Diver certification get. And now even followed my first underwater cache. When we discovered the ship I was impressed. After we had found the Madonna we could create the Logproof photos. I’m still fascinated by this cache.” –moestaverne77“As I was by myself I did a guided dive on this great wreck. Thanks a lot for all the information provided – the ship really has an interesting history and appears to have (been) sunk in a perfect location… Visibility was pretty good and there were no other divers apart from us. Using nitrox we could spent enough time to explore the wreck and of course to ‘stoop down and with the finger write on the ground’ my cachername ‘kinderarzt’… Although, by now it has probably turned into dust and ashes. Great idea – worth a blue ribbon just as blue as the surrounding water. TFTC” –kinderarzt“Thanks for placing a cache at this famous dive spot. In this way we could log our first “terrain 5” cache without having to do major climbing .” –Woffi Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world. Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form!Hilma Hooker (GC2W056) — Geocache of the WeekShare with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Total to Supply LNG for CMA CGMs New Boxship Giants

first_imgzoom French carrier CMA CGM has signed an agreement with oil and gas major Total for the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to fuel the company’s recently ordered 22,000 TEU container ships.Under the deal, Total is to supply around 300,000 tons of LNG per year for a period of 10 years starting in 2020, when the new boxship giants will start joining the fleet.CMA CGM, the first shipping company in the world to equip its nine giant container ships with LNG propulsion, has selected Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions, the Total affiliate responsible for marketing marine fuels worldwide, for these future supply operations.In February 2017, CMA CGM and Total already signed a cooperation agreement to examine the most environmentally responsible propulsion solutions to meet the International Maritime Organization’s 2020 implementation date for new sulfur regulations.“LNG is the fuel of the future for shipping,” Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CMA CGM, said, adding that the entire maritime industry will benefit from the new supply chains that will be created following this “groundbreaking decision by the CMA CGM Group.”Under this agreement, Total will provide a tailor-made solution for LNG supply. The group is currently considering chartering on long-term basis a LNG bunkering vessel that would not only deliver fuel to CMA CGM in Europe, but also to other customers in the same region.The new supply chains created would lead to a wider use of LNG, especially in other shipping sectors, to achieve even greater and ambitious environmental responsibility.In addition, both companies reached an agreement in principle on the potential supply of lubricants for the nine newbuilds, giving CMA CGM access to Total Lubmarine’s products, technical expertise and global distribution network.last_img read more

Click here to download or listen on your mobile de

first_img Click here to download or listen on your mobile device Uranium’s rise looks like as close to a sure thing as the stock market ever gets… but that does not mean that every company will profit. As Marin explained in the interview, the permitting process is grueling, requiring expertise and tenacity. Investors need to know how best to deploy their resources. That’s why Casey Research brought together some of today’s experts in the field of uranium and nuclear power to discuss the issues. The resulting webinar is titled The Myth of American Energy Independence: Is Nuclear the Ultimate Contrarian Investment?, and its premier will be Tuesday, May 21 at 2 p.m. EDT. Listen to experts including Spencer Abraham, Barbara Thomas Judge, and Rick Rule discuss what’s going on and how to take advantage of the forming trends to position yourself for life-changing gains. Learn more and sign up now. Why are countries with energy reserves building nuclear power plants and planning more of them? Can the nations that turned away from nuclear power after the Fukushima disaster stay away from it? In this brief but highly informative interview with Investors Daily (his interview is the third segment on May 15), Casey Research Chief Energy Investment Strategist Marin Katusa makes a strong case for an exceptionally powerful bull market shaping up in the uranium sector.last_img read more

A note from the editor Please consider making a v

first_imgA note from the editor:Please consider making a voluntary financial contribution to support the work of DNS and allow it to continue producing independent, carefully-researched news stories that focus on the lives and rights of disabled people and their user-led organisations. Please do not contribute if you cannot afford to do so, and please note that DNS is not a charity. It is run and owned by disabled journalist John Pring and has been from its launch in April 2009. Thank you for anything you can do to support the work of DNS… A Labour police and crime commissioner is facing criticism from within his own party for endorsing his force’s “disgraceful” decision to pass video footage and other information about disabled anti-fracking protesters to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).Wayne Blackburn, co-chair of Disability Labour but also a borough councillor in Lancashire, has written to police and crime commissioner Clive Grunshaw to express his alarm and shock at the tactics of Lancashire police.Cllr Blackburn is among scores of disabled campaigners who have raised similar concerns since Disability News Service (DNS) revealed last month that the force had passed information and footage of disabled protesters to DWP – in an apparent attempt to have their disability benefits removed – and then claimed that it had “a duty” to do so.Two senior political figures – Labour’s shadow chancellor John McDonnell and the Green party’s co-leader Jonathan Bartley – have also called for an inquiry into claims that Lancashire police officers have targeted and assaulted disabled people taking part in the protests.The DNS reports mostly focused on police tactics during peaceful protests about the drilling activities of the energy company Cuadrilla at Preston New Road, on the edge of Blackpool.Cllr Blackburn told Grunshaw in the letter that he was “deeply concerned” to hear that Lancashire police was passing information and footage to DWP, which he said was “in clear contravention of any person’s right to peaceful protest”.He said he agreed with McDonnell (pictured at Preston New Road) that these tactics were “shocking” and “unacceptable”, and he said that he was “personally disappointed” that Grunshaw supported the force’s actions.Cllr Blackburn has asked Grunshaw a series of questions about the force’s relationship with DWP, including asking him: “Are you concerned that you and Lancashire Police are adding to the Conservatives’ hostile environment towards disabled people?”A spokesperson for Grunshaw told DNS that he was “aware of the concerns raised and will be responding to the questions posed by Cllr Blackburn”.Following the DNS reports on Lancashire police sharing information with DWP, many disabled campaigners took to social media to express their alarm.Mark Brown, who writes and speaks about mental health issues, said on Twitter that the force’s actions needed to be seen in the context of “15 years of anti benefits rhetoric” which had led to social security turning into “social surveillance”.He said: “In the UK we’ve tried to drive down public spending by activating people’s worst instincts and then telling them they’re good boys for telling tales.“Disabled people, especially people with #mentalhealth difficulties, live in fear of malicious fraud allegations.”After Lancashire police defended its actions on Twitter – telling DNS that it had a “duty” to contact DWP if it had information “to suggest fraud may be being committed” – there was widespread anger among disabled people, including those claiming benefits.The Mental Health Resistance Network tweeted in response: “This is truly shocking. So even the police have joined in the war against disabled people.”Another mental health activist, Rick Burgess, tweeted: “The uniting of the shadow DWP penal system and the established criminal justice system, where if one cannot get you the other will, is a highly significant intersection.“We are now under full Stasi like conditions.”Activist and researcher Caroline Richardson, a member of the Spartacus Network of disabled campaigners, said the force’s actions were “discriminatory and frightening”.She said on Twitter: “Being reported maliciously for fraud is more worrying than being assessed.“This sends a clear message that if you protest then the Police will report you on suspicion of fraud, without reason/evidence/proof.”Film-maker and author Richard Butchins told the force on Twitter: “Your officers can have no idea if fraud is being committed but they are clearly spiteful petty minded servants of those in power – disgraceful behaviour.”Dr Jay Watts, an activist and consultant clinical psychologist, said such actions were “an affront to civil liberties of disabled people” and that a few minutes of video from a protest gave “a false perception of ability”, with disabled protesters often facing “weeks of physical and psychological backlash afterwards but do so to make the world fairer”.Paula Peters, a member of the Disabled People Against Cuts national steering group, said the police actions were “horrendous and disgusting”, and that “attacking disabled protestors then reporting them” was “the lowest of the low”.Felicity McKee told Lancashire police: “You can have a disability and leave the house. We don’t just sit inside all day.“Disabilities can vary from day to day, as some days I’m better than others. That isn’t fraud [it is] just fact. What you’ve done is so immoral it’s shocking.”Another Twitter user with a fluctuating condition, @mookpixie, said: “This is disgraceful. My illness is mostly invisible and varies hugely from hour to hour, let alone day to day.“Most times I leave the house for an hour or two, I then spend days in bed recovering. Could you tell all that from video footage of me leaving the house? No.”And @neonwheelchair tweeted: “I very, very rarely leave the house now as if they took my PIP away, I’d end up homeless. We can barely eat as it is and can’t heat our home.”Another, @vashti, added: “You guys suck. You are the reason I’m too frightened to go outside even when, well within my PIP criteria, I’m well enough to do so.”Meanwhile, the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) said it was not aware of any targeting of disabled protesters at anti-fracking protests.An NPCC spokesperson added: “If an incident has occurred contrary to that, it is for the force’s professional standards department to address it in the strongest possible terms.”Terry Woods, assistant chief constable for Lancashire police and the NPCC lead on shale, gas and oil exploration, said in a statement: “Police forces will always facilitate the right to peaceful protest, while ensuring that disruption to their local communities is kept to a minimum. “Police officers are trained in maintaining public order and using the minimal force to do that. “When an officer does need to use force they are accountable for ensuring it is lawful, proportionate and necessary. “Existing guidance on dealing with fracking protests is currently under review by the College of Policing.“No police guidance has ever, or would ever, recommend targeting disabled people.”A College of Policing spokesperson said it hoped to launch a public consultation on its updated guidance on the policing of long-term protests in the first quarter of 2019.The guidance will contain a section about protests focused on onshore oil and gas exploration.Picture by Gathering Place Filmslast_img read more