Celebrity Equinox Takes Part in Oceanographic Research

first_imgPress Release, May 14, 2014, Image: Wikimedia zoom Last week, as Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Equinox completed its scheduled dry dock in Cadiz, Spain, it joined Royal Caribbean International’s Allure of the Seas and Explorer of the Seas in a program that tracks ocean circulation dynamics and measures atmospheric and oceanographic conditions, on repeated journeys.Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s ships are known for providing vacationers with innovative experiences, extraordinary service, and award-winning cuisine as they cross the world’s oceans. Not as well known – but critically important worldwide – is the scientific research conducted on several of these ships by the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.The scientists capture and analyze oceanographic and atmospheric data on the vessels sailing worldwide.The scientists record ocean temperature, salinity, and chlorophyll concentration, as well as properties of the ocean’s surface, such as reflectance and absorbance. In addition, they measure meteorological properties, such as wind speed, wind direction, barometric pressure and humidity.These data help scientists monitor, understand, and forecast climate change and its effects on marine ecosystems, such as coral reefs.Coral reefs protect coastlines from storms and help sustain the livelihoods of local people, especially in developing countries, where coral reefs contribute about one-quarter of the annual total fish catch, providing food to about one billion people in Asia alone.“These data are proving to be of invaluable assistance in calibrating and verifying the American and European satellites monitoring climate change throughout the ocean,” said Dr. Peter B. Ortner, Director of the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.“Smaller packets of data are transmitted on an hourly basis through RCCL’s regular satellite link and large data sets will be sent back via Internet connection when the ship is in port.”“Royal Caribbean is extremely proud of the collaboration with the OceanScope program to foster greater understanding of the global climate system and the oceans on which our ships sail,” said Rich Pruitt, Vice President, Safety and Environmental Stewardship, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL). “Our business depends on ocean health, and part of protecting ocean health is understanding the atmosphere and its effects.”Funded in part by RCL’s Ocean Fund, the University of Miami’s OceanScope equipment on Explorer of the Seas has tracked ocean circulation dynamics since 2000, in the North Atlantic basin that the ship sails through while on Bermuda and Caribbean routes from the US Northeast.The Allure of the Seas lab tracks these conditions through the Eastern and Western Caribbean, and has done so since 2012. The installation of an OceanScope lab on Celebrity Equinox will provide insight into the ocean dynamics in the Mediterranean Sea, across the North Atlantic and along the Iberian Peninsula.RCL created The Ocean Fund in 1996, to support marine conservation organizations in safeguarding the health of the world’s oceans and coastal communities. The fund aims to support efforts to restore and maintain a healthy marine environment, minimize the impact of human activity on the environment, and promote awareness of ocean and coastal issues and respect for marine life.Since the Ocean Fund’s establishment, RCL has given over $13 million to over 75 organizations around the world for projects that relate to ocean science, climate change, key marine species, education and innovative technologies.last_img read more

Mauritius Eyes LNG Bunkering

first_imgzoom Mauritius Ports Authority has hired Royal HaskoningDHV to look into possibilities for Port Louis to be converted into a bunkering and petroleum/LNG hub.The analysis would be conducted within the scope of the Port Masterplan studies for Port Louis (the gateway port of the Island of Mauritius) and for Port Mathurin on the Island of Rodrigues.Having in mind the growing popularity of LNG as marine fuel among shipowners, the port authority is interested in exploring the opportunity. In this context, the contractor would also conduct a risk assessment and land use planning, with the aim of finding the balance between stakeholder interests.Under the contract, Royal HaskoningDHV is also required to identify new business opportunities for Mauritius ports and forecast cargo and traffic flows. The work includes the assessment of needs for extending and upgrading port infrastructure, and developing a land use plan for the next 25 years. “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract by Mauritius Ports Authorities. The project win is a direct result our vast experience in port planning, waterfront and marina development, and shipping economics,” said Director Michiel de Jong, of Maritime and Waterways, Royal HaskoningDHV.The studies, to be completed by August 2016, will also examine the challenges associated with future development of the ports, including:exploring the potential of Port Louis for container transhipment, increasing performance of the Mauritius Container Terminal, and maintaining and improving market share in a competitive market;unlocking land outside the port boundaries for port expansion, and related challenges in terms of interactions between the port, city and land owners;adapting existing port infrastructure such as quay walls, jetties, port basins and tank farms to handle a wider range of trades; finding a balance between trade development, waterfront development, cruise facilities, marina development, and preservation of the islands’ sensitive ecological system.last_img read more

Projects honouring MMIWG gets 13M in federal funding

first_imgBrittany HobsonAPTN NewsThe federal government is committing $13 million to fund more than 100 projects commemorating the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada.“The point of this commemoration fund is to ensure that the stories of our stolen sisters are put in their rightful place in Canada’s history,” said Women and Gender Equality Minister Maryam Monsef at an announcement in Winnipeg Monday.Monsef added the projects will also help toward healing for families.Money for the fund comes after the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls called on the government to create a commemoration fund in its interim report released in 2017.In total, 105 projects were approved by an external indigenous review committee said Monsef.Those projects include art installations and exhibits, productions such as movies and operas, as well as creating safe spaces for women.Communities were tasked with submitting proposals outlining the project and costs.When it came to proposals Monsef says there was only one condition.“Families are at the heart of this… commemorations had to have a letter of support from families,” she said.One of those family members is Angela Lavallee.Lavallee testified at the Vancouver hearings about her nine-month-old granddaughter who died in 2015.Lavallee says a coroner concluded the cause of death undetermined but the family doesn’t accept this conclusion.She teamed up with Manitoba Moon Voices, a grassroots organization in Manitoba, to propose a structure that will sit on Winnipeg’s frozen Red River in the winter.The structure will be apart of a series of warming huts designed to act as a shelter along the city’s popular Red River skating trail.It will be in the shape of a woman and will act as an educational tool for people passing by.“We want to be able to draw in community outside of our own community so we want her to sit on the river,” said Lavallee. “Just resilient. Kind of like the symbolization of Indigenous women themselves.”In the summer Lavallee hopes the structure can rest on a piece of land at The Forks.The Manitoba Inuit Association put forth a proposal for The Red Amautiit Project, which will see a team from the organization travel to communities in Nunavut and northern Labrador to work with locals on a traditional sewing project.The amautiit or amaut (singular) is a traditional Inuit women’s parka designed with a large pouch in the back where mothers carry their children.“It symbolizes women and girls and as we know the red dress is the commemorative symbol for MMIWG,” said Rachel Dutton, executive director of the Manitoba Inuit Association.“Inuit really want to create that space for their stories and experiences.”Dutton says The Red Amautiit Project will open up the space for Inuit women to share their traditional teachings.She hopes to see it become either a traveling exhibit or placed as a permanent exhibit in a museum in the future.Projects will be rolled out over the next two years.bhobson@aptn.ca@bhobs22last_img read more

32 hurt as Tunisia strike turns violent source

first_imgSILIANA, Tunisia: Thirty-two people were injured, nearly all of them Tunisian police, when a strike degenerated into violence in the town of Siliana, southwest of the capital, a hospital source said Thursday.The violence erupted on Wednesday when protesters clashed with police in Siliana and Gafsa, another marginalised town where they torched an office of the ruling Islamist party Ennahda.Of those injured in Siliana, 30 were members of the police force who suffered mainly slight injuries to their heads and faces, said the hospital source, adding the two others were youths with leg wounds. All of them had since been discharged from hospital.Wednesday’s clashes erupted when dozens of demonstrators marked the first anniversary of violence that left more than 300 people injured during anti-government demonstrations.The clashes lasted late into the night, with the protesters hurling rocks at police and placing burning tyres in the town centre as the police tried to disperse them by driving into the crowd and firing tear gas.Calm had returned to Siliana on Thursday morning, when the extent of the violence became apparent with trees charred, signs torn down and debris littering its streets.The regions of Siliana, Gafsa and Gabes ground to a halt on Wednesday as strikes were observed to protest against poverty and lack of development.Those were driving factors behind the popular uprising that toppled veteran strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali nearly three years ago and sparked revolutions across the region.last_img read more

UN refugee agency exceeds 20000 resettlement target for Iraqi refugees

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced today that it had topped its target of 20,000 Iraqi resettlement referrals for 2007.As of 7 December, the agency had transferred the files of 20,472 of the most vulnerable Iraqi refugees to be considered for resettlement by 16 countries: the United States, Australia, Canada, Sweden, New Zealand, Ireland, Brazil, Chile, Finland, Norway, Denmark, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Ireland, Spain and Germany.The largest number of files – 14,798 – has been submitted to the US, followed by Australia, Canada, Sweden and New Zealand as the top receiving countries.“With three weeks to go before the end of the year, we are, however, extremely concerned about the low rate of departures to date,” said Vincent Cochetel, Deputy Director of UNHCR’s Division of International Protection.As of 1 December, 4,575 Iraqis – slightly less than one-quarter of the total referred cases – had left for resettlement countries. Of those who have been resettled, the largest number is in the US.“UNHCR has consistently encouraged resettlement countries to speed up their procedures to enable the most vulnerable Iraqis to depart as soon as possible,” the agency said in a press release.Several categories of people are considered for resettlement, including torture victims, women at risk, urgent medical cases, households headed by women, and members of minority groups. UNHCR estimates there are some 80,000 to 100,000 extremely vulnerable Iraqi refugees in the Middle East needing to be resettled.However, the agency noted that realistically, only a small fraction of the most vulnerable can be considered for resettlement to third countries.Over 4.5 million Iraqis are uprooted, with 2.4 million within the country’s borders and nearly 2.2 million in other nations such as Syria and Jordan.“The security situation inside Iraq remains a concern and at this stage UNHCR is not promoting return to the country,” said Radhouane Nouicer, UNHCR Director for the Middle East and North Africa.“We all hope that the situation in the country will continue to improve. Pending this improvement, resettlement will remain one of the solutions for the most vulnerable and exposed Iraqi refugees.”While the agency has the capacity to submit another 25,000 Iraqi cases for resettlement, this depends on firm commitments from resettlement countries to accept them.Meanwhile, UNHCR voiced concern over an estimated 13,000 Palestinians residing in Iraq under the agency’s mandate. Those in Baghdad are under constant threat, while Palestinians living in makeshift border camps are reporting increasing physical attacks and harassment.“In view of their dire condition and the difficulty they have in escaping Iraq, UNHCR feels that humanitarian relocation to places of safety is their best option,” the agency said.But to date, only Sudan, Chile and a few other nations have indicated they are willing to help the Palestinians in Iraq. 12 December 2007The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced today that it had topped its target of 20,000 Iraqi resettlement referrals for 2007. read more

Man given naloxone flees before paramedics arrive

Norfolk police and paramedics were called to three incidents of suspected drug overdoses where naloxone was administered over the past week.A man who was revived from a drug overdose on the weekend fled before first responders arrived at the scene.The 29-year-old man was in medical distress at a Delhi residence at just before 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Another person in the home administered naloxone and then began CPR which led to the man regaining consciousness. The man immediately fled the scene before first responders arrived.Norfolk OPP say they arrived on scene and began to check the surrounding areas for the man, however he was not located. No further information was provided to police or paramedics on scene that would assist in identifying the man.Earlier in the day, police were contacted in regards to an 18-year-old woman in medical distress at a Simcoe residence.Police say a person in the home located the unresponsive female in the residence. The person administered naloxone and another person at the scene began CPR which resulted in the female regaining consciousness.Paramedics transported the woman to hospital by ambulance to be treated.Last Tuesday evening, police were called to a Simcoe address where a 40-year-old man was in medical distress.Police and paramedics arrived on scene and were informed that another person in the house recognized the opioid overdose and immediately administered naloxone.Paramedics continued working on the man while he was transported to a local hospital, where he regained consciousness.The man noted he ingested an unknown quantity of fentanyl.“The resident inside the home recognized that the male was in medical crisis and administered naloxone that assisted in saving this man’s life. When someone is overdosing, minutes can make the difference between life and death,” Norfolk OPP Inspector Joseph Varga said in a media release. read more

Search begins for UK Automotives top 100 rising female stars

The UK automotive industry is on the search for the sector’s future leaders as the Great British Women in the Car Industry awards returns for a second year. As part of ongoing efforts to encourage more young people to join one of the UK’s most exciting and vital sectors, SMMT has once again partnered with motoring brand Autocar to identify its top 100 rising female stars.The initiative raises the profile of the many and varied opportunities available in this cutting-edge sector. A shortage of skilled workers is one of the most significant barriers to continuing the record growth in UK Automotive, with thousands of jobs currently vacant and women under-represented in the workforce, filling just one in four manufacturing jobs.Nominations for the Awards are now open, with categories including vehicle development, manufacturing, purchasing, retail, marketing, communications, apprentices, motorsport, design and executive. A winner will be selected for each, with an overall winner then being selected from that shortlist.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, “The industry is in great health with record exports, record new car registrations and groundbreaking new technology, so it’s an exciting time to join the UK automotive industry. To continue this growth, we need to attract the most talented people to enter the workplace, so we are proud to be supporting this initiative again this year. We want to highlight successful women who’ve made a difference in UK automotive and to provide inspiration for many others considering their future careers.”Rachael Prasher, Haymarket Media Group Automotive Brand Director, said, “I’m delighted that our hugely successful initiative has kick-started a number of ideas around celebrating and inspiring women in the automotive industry, and it is especially pleasing to move the focus on to rising talent. The opportunities for rewarding careers in the automotive sector are enormous, and we plan to put the spotlight on its brightest stars working across a wide variety of roles and, through our event at Twickenham Stadium, offer insight and debate around some of the topics associated with this area of the industry.”Candidates must be nominated by friends, colleagues or their employer, and the shortlisted winners will be chosen by a judging panel, including Jim Holder, Steve Cropley and Rachel Burgess from Autocar’s editorial team, alongside SMMT’s Chief Executive, Mike Hawes, and Director of Communications and International, Tamzen Isacsson.Winners will be chosen based on their influence – and potential future influence – on the industry and within their company, taking into account the size and strength of the business they represent. Dedication to a career in the automotive industry will also be favoured, as well as potential to inspire others to join the sector. The initiative is also backed by Direct Line Group, Ford and Jaguar Land Rover.Nominations should be made to Jim Holder, Autocar’s editorial director, at jim.holder@haymarket.com by 3 April 2017. The winners will be announced at the Great British Women in the Car Industry event at Twickenham Stadium on 21 June 2017.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Franklin helps 50 Abilene Christian hold off Pacific 7371

STOCKTON, Calif. — Jaylen Franklin’s jumper with a second left in the game spoiled a comeback that saw Pacific roar back from 11 points down in the final five minutes to take the lead, preserving undefeated Abilene Christian’s 73-71 win over the hosts of the Pacific Thanksgiving Tournament Friday night.Roberto Gallinat hit four straight free throws to put the Tigers in front, 71-69, with 56 seconds left, but Franklin got to the basket for a layup to tie the game at 71-71 with 37 seconds left, and after Jahlil Tripp missed a layup for another Pacific lead, Franklin hit his game-winner.Jalone Friday scored at the basket to put the Wildcats up, 67-56 with 4:55 left, but Gallinat hit two free throws to spark a 17-2 run.Friday finished with a season-high 22 points and Jaren Lewis added 20 to lead Abilene Christian (5-0).Gallinat, who finished 14 of 15 from the line, had 21 points for Pacific (4-3). Tripp contributed 16 points.The Associated Press read more

Change Can Be Uncomfortable NBA Teams Unite For PSA

Accountability. We Are One. #StephonClark pic.twitter.com/123y5etYdE— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) March 25, 2018The Sacramento Kings and Boston Celtics were competitors once the buzzer sounded at Sunday’s game, but the NBA teams joined forces to deliver a powerful PSA honoring 22-year-old Stephon Clark who was tragically murdered by Sacramento police officers March 18.The public service announcement features members from both teams broadcasting an inspiring message of unity and change.“These tragedies have to stop. There must be accountability. Black. White. Brown. We are one. We are one. One. We will not stick to sports. We will not shut up and dribble. This is bigger than basketball. Change can be uncomfortable. Change is necessary. We need to talk. We need to act. We matter. We must unite. Say his name. Stephon Clark. Stephon Clark,” the PSA reads.The NBA players also wore warm-up shirts with the words,”Accountability. We Are One.” on the front and “#StephonClark” on the back.Brad Stevens, Celtics Coach, told Celtics.Com, “We just wanted to play a small part, since we were coming to town, in things that we’ve talked about that are really important to our team and our locker room.”Former Kings players’ DeMarcus Cousins and Matt Barnes have offered to pay for Clark’s funeral.Stephon Clark, 22, fatally shot by Sacramento Police. (FACEBOOK) read more

Moped robbers drag woman to ground in Lewisham

first_imgThe third was also wearing a black crash helmet, a grey hooded top, dark trousers and white trainers.Detective Constable Alexander Hamilton, from Lewisham CID, said: “We are urgently seeking any information regarding this nasty crime, which has left the victim shaken from her ordeal.”Please come forward if you know anything, witnessed anything, or you know who the men in the CCTV images are.” Third suspect This is the terrifying moment a 52-year-old woman wrestled with a moped robber who took her gold chain necklace.She was hurled to the ground outside a Hindu temple as she tried to stop the robber stealing her £600 jewellery.The woman continued to fight but the chain was then torn from her neck and the robber fled on the back a moped.Detectives have released the footage in a bid to track down the robber and his accomplices after the robbery in Lewisham, south London. Two of the suspects Third suspectCredit:Metropolitan Policecenter_img It happened at 4.40pm on Tuesday, June 20. Police are now hunting three men in connection with the robbery.The first was wearing a black crash helmet, white shirt, a dark blue jacket with grey trousers and black shoes.The second was wearing a black crash helmet, blue shoes and a grey tracksuit with white stripes. Police are now looking for the suspectsCredit:Metropolitan Police Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Reliance on War Funding Account Allows Congress DOD to Postpone Defense Reforms

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The ability of Congress and the Pentagon to stash spending in the military’s war funding account and sidestep the statutory spending limits sabotages the budget caps’ role in forcing officials to confront difficult decisions, a panel of experts said Friday at an event hosted by the Stimson Center.The department’s overseas operations account (OCO) is “a budgetary disaster which leads you to expect resources to continue to be available when they probably will not be,” said Gordon Adams, who managed national security budgets at the Office of Management and Budget during the Clinton administration.The presence of OCO “leads to a deferral of hard choices and a deferral of decisions to the expectation the money will always come in from somewhere and it will be above whatever budgetary constraints there are and it will be ample,” said Adams, who now is a distinguished fellow at Stimson.The fiscal 2016 budget resolutions adopted by the House and Senate last month each include $38 billion more in the OCO than the Obama administration requested as way to bolster DOD funding without busting the Budget Control Act caps on the department’s base budget.Adams and Matthew Leatherman, an advisor for the Stimson Center, said the department should consider trimming the number of support personnel, such as headquarters staff, reported Defense News.One area of reform that lawmakers and the Pentagon may be willing to work together on is military compensation, said David Barno with American University’s School of International Service.   “That’s an area where I think Congress could be persuaded this makes sense,” said Barno, a retired Army lieutenant general.last_img read more

Tata Motors may bag Rs 350 crore order for military trucks

first_imgTata Motors is likely to receive a new order from the Indian Army for the purchase of 619 new high mobility trucks valued at approximately Rs 350 crore. The new order would be in addition to the previous order for 1, 239 trucks costing Rs 940 crore, The Economic Times reported. The combined order of about Rs 1,300 crore would be single largest military contract won by an Indian manufacturer. A 6X6 high mobility vehicle is needed for various purposes such as transporting the servicemen and materials and being platform for multi-barrel rocket launchers. The trucks are designed for extreme missions, including carry heavy weaponry load from the deserts of Rajasthan to icy terrains in Ladakh.”We are confident that the vehicles have more than met the requirements of the Indian Army. We are also in the process of increasing the indigenous content on the trucks, including the loading crane that will soon be made entirely in India,” Vernon Noronha, Vice President, Defence and Government Business, Tata Motors told the business daily.He also added that Tata has already exported the trucks to various other countries, including Israel and France, which are developing missiles for the Indian Army. Reportedly, the truck is expected to be a platform for future short surface-to-air missiles, multi-barrel rocket launchers and low-level quick reaction missiles.Tata Motors is the largest manufacturer in Indian automotive industry. The company on Monday announced that it had appointed Airbus COO Guenter Butschek as its Chief Executive officer and Managing Director for India Operations.last_img read more

When will we girls feel safe

first_imgAs I heard the horror story about the girl who was gang raped, I felt a stir in my soul. I felt angry and frustrated for all those girls who aspire to improve their lot in life without hiding behind a man. It is truly a heart-wrenching story that has sparked a revolution.From my experiences from across the globe, I have noticed that India is predominantly an orthodox society. Dress code for women is still a issue in India. The show of legs or cleavage by girls is considered provocative and even the advent of Facebook and the android phone has done little towards improving the image of women. Wearing shorts or tight tops is still frowned upon. It is a common sight to see a group of guys leering at a shapely girl wearing a pair of shorts and a tee. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’So why does this kind of behaviour happen?One of the reasons may be increased Westernisation which has helped this country to catch up with the rest of the world in many ways in less than 20 years. The mindset some sections of males might have not adjusted to this rapid evolution.In recent times, however, public places too have evolved. With the advent of the malls, things have become a bit better as they  act as ‘safe zones’ for modern women. Girls feel free to wear tight clothes and shop their favourite high street brand without the fear of being teased. However, once you exit, the streets outside are completely different story. With regard to the words ‘safe zone’, what got me introspecting was an explanation given to me by a friend who relocated to New Delhi from New York. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixIn her words ‘it is ok for a women to wear anything in Delhi provided she travels in her own car and goes to the right places’.  This sounded discriminatory. What about all the lakhs of women in Delhi who live alone and need to travel by public transport? Will they never enjoy the freedom my expat friend experiences? These pressing questions need to be answered soon. However, I choose not to be steeped in such pessimism. One thing that has become clear is the accommodating nature of the Indians. From a time when an onscreen kiss was considered taboo, India has come a long way. The entertainment industry today has become a frontrunner in upholding woman’s rights, at least to some extent. With the advent of reality television the general public has become more accepting towards the image of a more Westernised Indian woman. We have welcomed talent from across globe in film and TV. Even an international adult movie star has been accepted as mainstream heroine. This of course cannot be considered a landmark change, but it indicates the change in the mindset of the modern Indian male.But to what extent the image of the bold Indian woman on celluloid proves helpful to the common Indian girl is open to debate…..Salloli Kumar is a regular on the page 3 circuit for nearly a decade…last_img read more

Bizman shot dead at pointblank range in broad daylight at Uluberia

first_imgKolkata: A businessman was shot dead at point-blank range in Uluberia on Sunday afternoon.Though the police are yet to ascertain the exact reason behind the murder, they suspect that monetary gain was the main motive behind the crime as the victim was returning home with a huge amount of money.Police said the victim, Subhojit Garai (38), was a distributor of different biscuit companies. He was a resident of Hanskhali in Uluberia itself.After the preliminary investigation, police have come to know that the victim used to go for cash collection on every Sunday from the shops where he used to supply biscuits. His family members told the police that he left home in the morning and the incident took place when he was returning home. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsHe was on his motorbike. Suddenly, three persons on another motorbike started following him. The miscreants had their faces covered and they forced the victim to stop his two-wheeler.He was pushed when he stopped the motorbike and eventually fell on the road. They were trying to take away his handbag containing a huge amount of money but the businessman was not ready to let go of the bag. The miscreants opened fire at the businessman, who received bullet injuries on his stomach. The miscreants took the bag containing the money while the victim was left writhing in pain. They fled the spot on the motorbike. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedLocals rushed to the spot after hearing the sound of firing and found the businessman lying in a pool of blood on Uluberia-Shyampukur Road. They immediately informed the police. Policemen from the local police station reached the spot and sent the body for an autopsy.According to police, the miscreants had been keeping a watch on the victim for the past few weeks and they were well aware of the route he used to take to reach home after collection on every Sunday.Police are yet to arrest anyone in this connection. The investigating officer spoke to some of the locals to find out someone who has witnessed the incident. They also spoke to the victim’s family members to know if he had received any threat call in the past few days or if anyone had threatened him with dire consequences. Police have also asked his family members if they suspect anyone who might be behind the crime.last_img read more

6 things you need to know about Joon Air Frances new airline

first_imgTags: Air France, Low-Cost Carriers Travelweek Group Share Tuesday, September 26, 2017 6 things you need to know about Joon, Air France’s new airlinecenter_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by PARIS — Air France has launched a brand new airline designed to meet the needs of a new generation of travellers. Bearing the hip and happy-sounding moniker Joon, the airline will toe the line between a “traditional and low-cost airline”, said Franck Terner, CEO of Air France.“Joon is one of our major projects as part of the strategic plan Trust Together, and will be one of Air France’s priorities in its offensive to win back market share,” he said.Jean-Michel Mathieu, CEO of Joon, added: “Joon is Air France’s little sister who breaks with tradition and takes inspiration from the new expectations of travellers to offer an experience that goes beyond the aircraft doors.”Starting Dec. 1 in Europe, with prices starting from €39 including tax, are: Barcelona (51 weekly flights); Berlin (37 weekly flights); Lisbon (28 weekly flights); and Porto (three weekly flights).Starting in Summer 2018 in Brazil and the Seychelles are: Fortaleza, Brazil, starting at €249 including tax with two weekly flights; and Mahé, Seychelles, starting at €299 including tax with three weekly flights.More news:  Hotel charges Bollywood star $8.50 for two bananas and the Internet has thoughtsHere are 6 things you need to know about Joon:1. Foodies will love itThere’ll be a free catering offer in Business and a new paid option in Economy. There’ll be around 60 tasty treats sold onboard, 20% of which are organic, as well as high-energy fruit juice and free drinks at all times (water, orange juice, organic Segafredo coffee and tea).2. Fliers will never be boredYouJoon will give passengers access to in-flight streaming on their smartphones, tablets of laptops. Once onboard, they’ll be able to connect directly to the Joon login portal and choose from a wide range of programs. In the event batteries die, passengers can recharge them with their individual USB port.3. Joon has lots of friendsThe airline already has a network of innovative partnerships that can also be deployed at Air France. These include TravelCar, which will take care of clients’ vehicles at Paris-CDG while they’re away, Le BHV Marais, which conducts Paris tours, and Waynabox, offering weekend packages from Paris.More news:  GLP Worldwide introduces first-ever Wellness programs4. Joon looks super coolThere’s no way you’ll miss a Joon aircraft in the sky – it’s electric blue! Plus, Joon’s 140 flight attendants all sport classic and modern garments, all of which have been designed with recycled fabrics made from plastic bottles.5. Joon is more tech-savvy than most millennialsThe AlloSky Virtual Reality Headset, available in Business class on long-haul flights, is a new generation headset that provides a high-definition screen and a diopter correction to adapt to eyes. Also, Paper Plane, which will soon be available on flyjoon.com, allows friends and families to raise money in order to send clients on a trip to the destination of their choice.6. Joon has a big sisterJoon benefits from all of Air France’s perks, including easier connections at Paris-CDG, Flying Blue Miles, SkyPriority and Air France assistance.For more details, watch this video:last_img read more

Nicosia condemns the illegal UDI and calls for the reunification of Cyprus

first_imgNicosia has once again condemned the unilateral declaration of independence (UDI) which the Turkish Cypriots announced on 15 November 1983, through which they claimed to have established a self-styled regime, in Cyprus’ northern Turkish occupied areas.The government and the political leadership have reiterated their determination to continue the struggle for the reunification of the island.On 15 November 1983, nine years after the Turkish invasion of the island, Turkey instigated and endorsed a “unilateral declaration of independence” in Cyprus’ occupied areas announced by the Turkish Cypriot leadership. The United Nations Security Council with Resolutions 541 and 550 calls upon all States to respect the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity, unity and non-alignment of the Republic of Cyprus. They also describe the UDI as “legally invalid.”The illegal Turkish Cypriot regime in the occupied areas is recognized only by Turkey.Political parties, student organisations and other associations and organised groups have issued announcements condemning the UDI.Protests by students will take place under the umbrella of the Pancyprian Coordinating Students Committee (PSEM) and the Pancyprian Federation of Student Unions (POFEN).CNAYou May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoMBA Degrees | Search AdsMBA Programs Online – See For YourselfMBA Degrees | Search AdsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Anastasiades meets Prince of Wales Duke of Cambridge

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