Dubrovnik achieved record tourist results in all types of accommodation

Posted On Nov 20 2020 by

first_imgDuring September, 141.404 arrivals were recorded in Dubrovnik (12% more than in September 2015) and 492.032 overnight stays (11% more than in September 2015). In September, the most numerous guests were from the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, France, Spain, Australia, Sweden, Finland, Canada, and Ireland. The results with which Dubrovnik achieved record tourist results in all types of accommodation in the first nine months of 2016.From 1 January to 30 September 2016, there were 881.771 arrivals in Dubrovnik (11% more than in 2015), and 3.093.363 overnight stays (12% more than in 2015). The top list of countries from which Dubrovnik tourists came from January 1 to September 30, 2016 is traditionally led by guests from the United Kingdom, France, USA, Germany, Spain, Croatia, Sweden, Australia, Finland and Italy. According to the records of tourist traffic in nautical, from 1 January to 30 September 2016, there were 22.162 arrivals (13% less than in 2015) and 219.140 overnight stays (6% more than in 2015).By the way, the Tourist Board of the City of Dubrovnik includes the city of Dubrovnik, and the towns of Rijeka dubrovačka, Zaton, Orašac, Trsteno and Brsečine, as well as the islands of Lokrum, Koločep, Lopud and Šipan. By the end of the year, Dubrovnik as a congress destination, a niche that is just beginning to “boil”, can certainly expect a daily increase in visits and overnight stays in the coming months.last_img read more


Large, medical oxygen tank to be escorted through Staffordshire

Posted On Oct 7 2020 by

first_imgSource: Staffordshire Police Staffordshire Police will escort the 40 metres long tank on its five-day journey as it makes its way from the Cheshire border on Monday (15th June) through areas including Newcastle-under-Lyme, Stone, Stafford, Rugeley, Cannock, Brownhills and Shenstone – finishing up in Warwickshire on Friday (19th June).In a statement, Staffordshire Police said this is the first of four similar pick ups over the next six weeks and the police force will be working with tree cutters and BT telephone engineers to ensure the load fits under trees and cables throughout the journey.Staffordshire Police said the tank, which is 40 metres long and 6.5 metres in diameter, will be empty.INOXCVA  supplied the four tanks to Air Liquide back in July last year from KLandla Port, India.last_img read more


Claxton installs drilling riser system for Catcher development

Posted On Oct 6 2020 by

first_imgClaxton, an Acteon company, has installed a high-pressure drilling riser system as part of a multi-million-pound contract for the Catcher area field development in the Central North Sea.Owen Lewis, project engineer, Claxton, said, “Claxton was the only company to offer Premier Oil a fully-forged riser design option in the early tender stages of the project, and they recognised the value of it. Each joint was forged from a single billet of material with no joining welds, which makes the riser stronger than traditional systems. “The riser’s fatigue life far exceeds the duration of the drilling phase of this project. We also provided optimum deployment times for the riser package, through the use of hydraulic handling tools and bolt tensioning equipment.”The system was installed for Premier Oil’s Catcher area field development, which includes the development of the Catcher, Varadero and Burgman fields in Block 28/09a in the UK’s central North Sea.Claxton’s scope of work includes providing the subsea connector to latch the riser with the subsea wellhead; riser tensioning interface from the riser to the rig’s tension system; all riser handling tools and a suite of custom-designed bolt tensioners, which will facilitate flange make-up. Acteon sister company, 2H Offshore, provided the riser analysis for the Catcher development.Claxton secured the contract last year and began mobilisation in late July 2015. The contract is for three-and-a-half years, with a possible extension.“This project has been an exciting challenge throughout, with the design undertaken in-house to integrate a fully-forged system with a new flange design,” said Lewis.“One challenge was incorporating the tubing hanger alignment mechanism within our stress joint assembly. Claxton succeeded in delivering a unique guide frame design attached to the stress joint, which provided consistent and repeatable positioning of the tubing hanger in the wellhead. The riser has been installed successfully, with the first well nearing completion.”[mappress mapid=”2633″]last_img read more


Love Apple? Here are features you probably didn’t know about

Posted On Sep 27 2020 by

first_imgWith every new iOS release, there are tweaks and improvements, but Apple doesn’t ever seem to be as forthcoming as they could be with the details. Or, at least, it takes some hard work on the users part to figure out all the new fun stuff.When they show off the new changes on stage, a lot of the big stuff like dark mode and new map apps take over the show. Of course, it makes sense, for the most significant changes to be the stars. And it is always cool so find out stuff like the macOS Catalina features, or Siri’s new commands and abilities.But, true to form there are a bunch of features that don’t get the prominent mentions. Here are a few cool ones for you to try out.TabsHave you ever checked out just how many tabs you have open, only to scroll through and see things from weeks ago? And there are so many of them too! The tab management has always left a lot to be desired, but now, you can head to the Safari settings and opt to close tabs automatically after a day, week, or a month. Or manually – if you are actually keeping on top of it.BookwormsMore and more people are using apps on their mobiles now to read. Which is pretty cool, because it means there will always be something aside from Candy Crush to keep you occupied on those long commutes. Apple recognised the number of people reading via their mobile devices, and introduced goals feature to help people reach their reading targets. And, the great part about this is it counts up your audiobooks too.Hotspot JoyMany people are going to be enjoying this one. All of the iPhones, Macs, Macbooks and more can automatically connect to your hotspot. This is great if you are working and travelling and the wifi is less than ideal. You can hook your laptop up and carry on doing what you need to. Or, if you have kids and they simply can’t do without the internet – but have used their quota, they can access yours.ControlOne of the most annoying things for a very long time was the inability to be able to select Bluetooth and wireless network from the control centre. After all of these years, it has finally happened. To access it, all you need to do is a long-press on the widget that you want, either Bluetooth or Wifi. You’ll then use the 3D touch on the Wifi or Bluetooth toggles to see all of the services or Bluetooth devices. Easy!Bye Bye AppsYou know when you’ve downloaded about 5 different applications with the same functionality to see which one you like best, and you have to press and wait for them all to jiggle to get rid of them. It was not the most fun. You can just head straight to the App Store’s update page, swipe left and say goodbye. Interestingly, pending apps will now show up on under your profile page instead of a separate tab too.Apple MusicNot many people complain about the Music app, but the change is a welcome one. You can now have the lyrics on the screen, in sync with the music – which is useful if you like a good sing-along but isn’t a fan of getting it all wrong. To enjoy this little lyrical help, just tap the lyrics button. They also added a button so that you can see what track is coming up next. Fun changes that make life a little bit easier.SiriIf you use the calm app, or perhaps you use PayPal a lot, you will notice that you can add shortcuts to Siri now. Not only that, but you can ask Siri to play a track or a podcast in whatever your favourite music app happens to be. You can just use the usual Hey, Siri command, followed by the name of the song and hey-presto.Spam CallsIf you are the kind of person who turns their phone over when you see an incoming call, and even more so from an unknown number then you are going to love the ‘silence unknown callers’ feature. You can access it from the settings. Settings > Phone and simply turn the slider next to Silence Unknown Callers’ to on. All callers who choose to withhold their number will be sent straight to voicemail – lovely.BatteryIf you are terrible at either charging your phone, or you use a lot of apps all day, you might find you have awful battery life. This new smart battery charging will actually help you with this problem. It won’t always charge your phone to that 100% we all like to see. Instead, it will charge it to 80% and then, learning from your habits, it will give that extra 20% just before you remove it from power.TrackingYou might be surprised to learn just how many of your applications are tracking you. Some new location settings will allow you to limit tracking to just one instance for each app. If you have previously given applications permission to use location all the time, iOS 13 will now show you a map of the places the app has tracked you.When that pop up shows up, you will have the option to change the permissions to ‘only while using’, or to keep it as it is.Volume SliderThey are also introducing a new volume slider. If you have ever been watching a video on facebook or youtube and turned the volume up you will know just have invasive and annoying that big square block is. It feels like it takes for every to disappear again. All that is about to change with the update. Instead of the ugly – space invasion – square, you’re now going to see a slider on the left-hand side of the screen. It will get thinner after a few seconds – and won’t encroach as much on what you’re watching.Text SelectionIf you have ever been working on your phone, or you simply want to highlight and copy some texts, you will notice that it can be pretty frustrating. The blue highlight bar flys all over the place and in the end you wish you’d just typed it up. That is going to change with better text selection. You will be able to select text by tapping and swiping. There are also tapping options. TRiple-tap will highlight a sentence, and quad-tap will give you a paragraph. And, they’re making it a bit smarter too. It will make it easier to select and address email or phone number.There are some notable extras too.Voice memo app will now get a pinch and zoom function to make editing much easierLow Data Mode is going to help with data management, by being stricter on which apps can use what amount of dataFinally, you will be able to add attachments to the events in the calendar app – very useful for people who like to use the calendar in their phone for work purposes and like to get a quick reminder.Do Not Disturb mode is getting a little update too. It will no longer get activated when you are travelling through public transport.Overall some very welcome changes, and no doubt as usual with Apple, there are many more that can be discovered and put to use. It always pays to try out the new features on your mobile device, who knows how productive you might be with the extra easy functionality.last_img read more


SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT “SHORT SIGHTED” OVER SNUB TO NATIONAL PARK FOR GALLOWAY

Posted On Sep 27 2020 by

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedIn South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth has accused the Scottish Government of being “short sighted” after they failed to back developing a national park for Galloway. In response Roseanna Cunningham MSP, the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform said the Government had no plans to designate new national parks in Scotland and instead planned to focus on the two existing national parks. Increasing the number of national parks is supported by Scottish Labour but despite a commitment in their 2011 election manifesto, the SNP now seem to have dropped their backing. However, Mr Smyth has pledged to build a consensus of support in favour of the proposal and campaign to change the Scottish Government’s position. “I’ll be looking to build a consensus of support across South Scotland and across political parties and none and then take what I believe is the strong case for a Galloway National Park back to the Scottish Government and ask them to reconsider their position”. South Scotland MSP and Chair of Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Economy, Environment and Infrastructure Committee Colin Smyth said, “Tourism is vital to the economy of Dumfries and Galloway. It supports 7000 jobs in our region and this year we broke the £300m barrier for tourist spend in the area in a single year.  However, there is still huge potential to grow tourism in the region. We are only two hours from four million people in the central belt and north of England. That’s four million potential visitors on our doorstep. Our single biggest selling point is the outstanding natural beauty of the region. That’s why for me, it’s really a no brainer that the next logical step for the Galloway Forest park is to develop the area as a national park”. center_img The snub by the Scottish Government comes despite a recent report commissioned by Dumfries and Galloway Council entitled ‘A National Park for Galloway?’ which argued that developing a third national park in Scotland, covering parts of Galloway and Ayrshire would complement Scotland’s two existing parks in the Cairngorms and Loch Lomond and The Trossachs.  The report highlighted a range of potential benefits that could be brought to the area including better management and protection for some of the world’s best natural and cultural landscape in Galloway and a boost for tourism. The local MSP tabled a recent question in Parliament asking what steps the Scottish Government has taken to create new national parks and whether it has considered establishing a national park in Galloway. “Scotland’s two existing national parks are further north, so it’s only right that the South of Scotland is considered next. It’s disappointing that the Scottish Government seem to have ditched their previous support for increasing the number of national parks in Scotland, which is very short sighted.  However, the campaign isn’t going to stop. There are a number of parties in the Scottish Parliament, including Labour, who want to consider more national parks and the councils’ recent study into a Galloway National Park highlighted the real benefits that could be gained”. last_img read more


Chelsea: Essien should be ready for new season

Posted On Aug 29 2020 by

first_imgChelsea assistant coach Ray Wilkins has confirmed that Ghana international midfielder Michael Essien should be ready for the start of the new English Premier League season.Essien is said to have given the Blues a pre-season fitness boost after showing positive signs in his rehabilitation.He missed out on the World Cup finals because of a knee injury but the extra fitness work carried out during the summer break has put him in contention for a return to action in time for the 14 August kick-off.Wilkins praised the 27-year-old for his recovery and the Nigeria international John Obi Mikel who was ruled out of the World Cup due to a knee injury.“There should be no problem whatsoever,” said Wilkins. “Mikel is slightly in advance of Michael Essien but they are both working very well indeed. They have been working double sessions for the last week and we will get them really firing before the season starts.”Essien last played for Chelsea in December as complications following knee surgery ended his season. Source: Ghanasoccernet.comlast_img read more


John Singleton’s work influenced generation, urban style

Posted On Aug 13 2020 by

first_imgJohn Singleton brought issues of urban poverty and gang violence gripping South Central Los Angeles in the early 1990s to mainstream audiences with his classic “Boyz n the Hood.”But the themes of his films about African Americans in Southern California also resonated with young people of color, from Native American living on isolated reservations and to Latino communities in Texas and New Mexico. FILE – In this July 29, 2008, file photo, Ice Cube, left, and director John Singleton, laugh during the ESPN panel for the documentary series “30 for 30” at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Pasadena, Calif. Singleton, who died Monday, April, 29, 2019, brought issues of gang violence, the crack epidemic and police brutality gripping South Central Los Angeles in the early 1990s and influenced a generation of people of color. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File) FILE – This July 13, 1991 file photo shows filmmaker John Singleton, who made the movie “Boyz N The Hood,” in Los Angeles. Oscar-nominated filmmaker John Singleton has died at 51, according to statement from his family, Monday, April 29, 2019. He died Monday after suffering a stroke almost two weeks ago. (AP Photo/Bob Galbraith, File) FILE – In this Nov. 14, 2015 file photo, John Singleton, left, and Spike Lee, honorary Oscar recipient, pose onstage at the Governors Awards in Los Angeles. Oscar-nominated filmmaker John Singleton has died at 51, according to statement from his family, Monday, April 29, 2019. He died Monday after suffering a stroke almost two weeks ago. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) The 51-year-old Singleton died Monday following a stroke earlier this month. But DeShuna Moore Spencer, CEO of the black filmmaking streaming service kweli TV, says his legacy continues in the work for black artists who have adopted much of his honest style and many of his realistic themes.Rapper Ice Cube says Singleton influenced him to become a filmmaker and think about art outside of music.Director John Singleton brought issues of gang violence, the crack epidemic and police brutality gripping South Central Los Angeles in the early 1990s to mainstream audiences with his classic “Boyz n the Hood.”That movie and later his work impacted a generation of black filmmakers, launching the acting careers of Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding Jr., Nia Long and showed the country an urban culture that many had never seen. His themes about African Americans in Southern California also resonated with young people of color, from Native Americans living on isolated reservations and to Mexican Americans in Texas and New Mexico.Rap, street fashion and low-riding 1964 Impalas soon made their way from minority-major cities to small , rural towns, transforming American popular culture and exposing the nation to unresolved racial inequalities.Singleton, 51, died Monday following a stroke earlier this month.But DeShuna Moore Spencer, CEO of kweli TV, a streaming service for black independent filmmakers, said his legacy continues in the work for black artists who have adopted much of his style and many of his themes. “He showed the authenticity of the black experience. It was honest,” Spencer said. “The truth is sometimes positive. The truth is sometimes gritty.”That stood in stark contrast with images sought in the 1980s-era television shows like “The Cosby Show” and “A Different World,” which went out of their way to emphasize the experience of the black middle class and avoid issues around the ongoing drug war, gangs and poverty.Daniel Hernandez, editor of the Southern California newsite LATaco.com, that’s why “Boyz n the Hood” and Singleton’s later “Poetic Justice” starring Tupac Shakur and Janet Jackson appealed to young Mexican Americans in Southern California in the early 1990s.“Those images we saw in ‘The Cosby Show’ were aspirational,” Hernandez said. “The characters I saw in ‘Boyz n the Hood’ were the people we saw in our own communities. Yes, they were black but Mexican Americans identified with them and what they were experiencing.”Such movie topics also allowed Singleton to cast hip hop artists as actors. Those roles allowed young black artists to evolve from music into other cultural producing roles that helped transform black filmmaking, said Spencer, who grew up in Memphis, Tennessee.Ice Cube was one such figure. On Monday, Ice tweeted that he credits Singleton for discovering him. “He not only made me a movie star but made me a filmmaker,” tweeted Ice Cube, who went on to write the movie “Friday” and star in other films. “There are no words to express how sad I am to lose my brother, friend & mentor.”Oscar-nominated actress Angela Bassett, who also starred in “Boyz n the Hood” also credited Singleton with giving her a shot at becoming a movie star.“I remember his enthusiasm, his voice. I remember how much he loved film, filmmaking, cinema, being on the set,” Bassett said. That was just a watershed moment in cinema, filmmaking history.”However, it was also the scenes and topics from his films to penetrated a society still dealing with the police beating of Rodney King.In football locker rooms in Houston, players recovered after practicing to the song “Just Me and You” like Ricky in “Boyz n the Hood.” Young Native Americans on reservations began mimicking Janet Jackson reading the work of Maya Angelou while sporting dark baseball caps.“‘Boyz in the Hood’ was my first exposure to the inner city black experience,” Ruth Hopkins, a Dakota Lakota attorney and writer who lives in South Dakota. “I was surprised how much I could relate to the issues of poverty, racism and police violence.”Most last for Hopkins was the character Furious Styles played by Furious Styles. In “Boyz n the Hood,” Furious preaches about creating black-owned business and developing self-respect amid a racist society.After the movie, Hopkins began reading Malcolm X. When Singleton’s 1995 “Higher Learning” came out, a film about racial and sexual tension on a college campus, Hopkins began thinking about college herself.At the time, the film was criticized for exaggerating college racial tensions and for suggesting that white supremacists would attend a racial diverse university. In 2019, with white supremacists speaking on campus regular, such themes don’t seem so farfetched now.“It was forward-thinking,” Hernandez said. “He was forward thinking because he was real.”last_img read more


Natural gas project that promised economic boom leaves PNG in ‘worse state’: report

Posted On Feb 10 2020 by

first_imgCorporate Social Responsibility, Development, Economics, Environment, Fossil Fuels, Indigenous Peoples, Infrastructure, Land Rights, Natural Gas Proponents of PNG LNP, an ExxonMobil-led natural gas project in Papua New Guinea, predicted it would bring massive economic benefits to landowners and to the country as a whole.According to two recent reports by the Jubilee Australia Research Centre, PNG’s economy is worse off than it would have been without the project.Jubilee Australia also links the PNG LNG project to an upswing of violence in the areas around the plant. In 2008, when a consortium led by ExxonMobil was drumming up support for a $19 billion natural gas extraction and processing project in Papua New Guinea, proponents of the development predicted it would underpin the country’s economy for decades.Production began in 2014, and now reaches approximately 7.9 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas per year. However, according to two recent reports by advocacy group Jubilee Australia Research Centre, the PNG LNG project has not only exacerbated conflict and inequality in the Papua New Guinea highlands, it has also failed to produce the promised benefits. According to Jubilee Australia’s analysis, PNG’s economy would be better off if the gas had been left in the ground.Predicted economic impacts of the PNG LNG project compared to actual impacts (based on Jubilee Australia’s analysis of underlying economic trends). While exports have exceeded expectations, GDP growth has been slower than forecast and income, employment and government spending have dropped. Image courtesy of Jubilee Australia.Big promisesWhen pitching the project, developers made big promises about the economic and social benefits the megaproject would bring to the country.One influential 2008 study, an economic impact analysis commissioned by ExxonMobil and authored by Australian consultants ACIL-Tasman (now ACIL-Allen), predicted the project would bring a tremendous windfall not only to shareholders, but also to the people of PNG. It forecast the overall size of the country’s economy would nearly double, household incomes would rise by 84 percent, and employment increase by 42 percent.Backers of the project argued that these anticipated benefits would more than compensate for any adverse environmental or social impacts a giant natural gas facility might bring in its wake.Instead, says Jubilee Australia, PNG is today worse off than it would have been if the country’s economy had simply continued developing at the same pace as prior to the launch of the project.“Currently, on almost all economic indicators, the people of PNG would have been better off had the project not happened at all,” report co-author Paul Flanagen, who has served as a senior adviser to the Australian government and the PNG treasury, said in a press statement.Jubilee Australia’s analysis found that instead of the 97 percent increase anticipated by ACIL-Tasman, PNG’s economy in 2016 was just 10 percent larger than its pre-LNG growth path would have predicted — most of that concentrated in the largely foreign-owned extractive sector. Instead of rising by 84 percent, household incomes fell by 6 percent in the same period, while employment fell by 27 percent.Even with the moderate increase in the size of the economy, government expenditure to support better education, health, law and order, and infrastructure fell below the baseline by 32 percent, rather than the 85 percent increase anticipated by the ACIL-Tasman report.Significantly, these decreases came even though production at the facility has exceeded expectations — an increase Jubilee Australia contends was more than sufficient to compensate for the impacts of falling gas prices.The Tari Gap in Hela Province in the Papua New Guinea Highlands. Photographed in 2003 before the arrival of the PNG LNG project. Image by Ron Knight via Flickr, CC-BY.Falling shortThe authors point to several factors.  First, they cite “serious flaws” in the economic impact analysis, describing the forecasts as “extraordinarily over-optimistic.”Government revenue has also fallen short of expectations due to a combination of generous tax concessions offered to the project, and what the report describes as “aggressive tax avoidance” by the companies involved.“Exxon and Oil Search” — the second-largest stakeholder in the joint venture — “should be paying half a billion [Australian] dollars [$377 million] to the PNG government every year, since the gas started to flow in 2014,” Jubilee Australia executive director Luke Fletcher said in a press statement. “Instead, they are paying a fraction of this amount, partly because of their use of tax havens in the Netherlands and the Bahamas.”Drawing on an analysis by the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, the authors note that the PNG government received more money from personal income taxes paid by ExxonMobil employees than it did from corporate tax from the company.Further, the report points to “poor policy decisions made by the PNG government in response to the gas boom.” Exuberant spending in the early years of the project led to debt and deficit when the anticipated revenue failed to flow into government coffers.Landowners, too, have not received the royalties they expected, a problem Jubilee Australia attributes largely to a failure to vet and identify beneficiaries before production began. Clan boundaries were mapped, but the individuals entitled to payments were not specified as part of the original agreement. This, the reports argues, has been an ongoing source of conflict and uncertainty and has fed into violent unrest in the territories around the project.“During the construction phase of the project landowners had jobs, families had money, and conflict between clans was minimal,” report co-author and anthropologist Michael Main said in a press statement. “When construction ended and people lost their jobs, money stopped flowing, frustrations built up and violent conflict escalated to catastrophic levels.”A Huli Wigman and youth. The majority of landowners around the PNG LNG site in Hela Province are from the Huli ethnic group. Image by Ron Knight via Flickr CC-BY‘Utter nonsense’PNG Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has challenged Jubilee Australia’s conclusions, as have ExxonMobil and Oil Search.During a May 2 speech in Brisbane, Australia, O’Neill denounced the first of the Jubilee Australia reports as “fake news” and “utter nonsense.” He said he had not read the paper, but accused its authors of aligning themselves with his political opponents.ExxonMobil and Oil Search, meanwhile, pointed to their royalty payment agreements as well as their corporate social responsibility initiatives, and noted it was the government, and not them, who was responsible for relaying payments to landowners.“PNG LNG royalty payments due to the government began, and have continued, since the start of production operations in 2014. Payment and distribution of royalties and other benefits due to landowners in the Project is the responsibility of the PNG government and is based upon benefits sharing agreements previously executed between the government and Project area landowners,” ExxonMobil said in a statement to the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre. The company also pointed to its social investment program and its support for humanitarian relief in the aftermath of an earthquake that struck the project area in February.Oil Search said royalty payments were distributed to the PNG LNG plant site and to traditional landholders in 2017, although it added that “significant payments” were still outstanding. “[W]hat is good for Oil Search is good for PNG. We have a strategic interest in ensuring that we maintain a stable operating environment based on strong and enduring relationships with local communities,” the company said.FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page. Article published by Isabel Estermancenter_img Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsoredlast_img read more


NBA: Westbrook triple-double streak ends in Thunder win

Posted On Jan 20 2020 by

first_imgTaal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties View comments Russell Westbrook #0 missed out on a fifth straight triple-double Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Oklahoma City Thunder’s 110-94 victory over the Sacramento Kings. AFPLOS ANGELES, United States — NBA scoring leader Russell Westbrook netted a game-high 28 points but missed out on a fifth consecutive triple-double Saturday in Oklahoma City’s 110-94 home victory over the Sacramento Kings.Westbrook, averaging a league-high 31.7 points a game, also passed off 10 assists but managed only eight rebounds before being removed with 58 seconds remaining and the outcome not in doubt.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Time will come’ when FEU will finally beat Ateneo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town The Thunder’s fifth consecutive victory improved the team’s record to 40-29 to match the Los Angeles Clippers for fifth in the Western Conference.READ: Westbrook’s Thunder stop Spurs’ winning streakFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnWith 13 games remaining in the regular season Westbrook has so far this season managed 34 triple-doubles — double-digit performances in three statistical categories in one game.That leaves Westbrook seven triple-doubles shy of Oscar Robertson’s record of 41 in a single season from the 1961-62 campaign. ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos That season was also the one in which Robertson became the only player in NBA history to average a triple-double for an entire season.Robertson scored 30.8 points, pulling down 12.5 rebounds and passing off 11.4 assists a game for the Cincinnati Royals, who moved to Kansas City in 1972 and again to Sacramento in 1985.Westbrook could become the second NBA player to average a full season triple-double. In addition to his top point total, the 28-year-old American guard is averaging 10.5 rebounds and 10.4 assists a game. CBBADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely LATEST STORIESlast_img read more


The Worst Way to Treat a Hangover Is Trying to Drink It Off

Posted On Dec 21 2019 by

first_imgIf you’re HUNGOVER right now and you’re trying to beat it by pounding Bloody Marys . . . first of all, have a great day at work.  And second of all, I’ve got some bad news for you.A new study found that the WORST way to treat a hangover is to try to drink it off.  The researchers found that we THINK alcohol helps because it temporarily numbs the pain . . . but ultimately, your symptoms will come back even stronger.So what IS the best cure?  Unfortunately, the researchers say the only thing that’ll really work is time.last_img read more