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Ivan Rakitic says his wife predicted hed win the day for

first_imgCroatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic has told reporters that his wife predicted he would be decisive in their last 16 match against Denmark.Rakitic scored the winning penalty against Denmark after the match ended 1-1 following normal time and an extra 30 minute period. During a tense shootout, Croatia keeper Danijel Subasic saved 3 penalties to Kasper Schmeichel’s 2 in Denmark’s goal, before the Barcelona star stepped up to win the game.“This was one of the most emotional games in my career,” Rakitic said post-match, as the BBC reports.“As I was preparing for this last penalty, I was thinking only about my wife and my daughters.”“She told me I would be the one who would decide it in the end.”A dramatic tie in Nizhny Novgorod saw both teams cancel each other out for large periods, despite Croatia being strong favourites pre-match. Denmark gave everything and in Schmeichel they had a goalkeeper playing at the top of his game, even stopping a Luka Modric penalty in the second half of extra time.Modric made amends in the shootout, calmly dispatching his penalty to keep Croatia in the driver’s seat and his teammate Rakitic was quick to praise the Real Madrid star.Euro 2020Euro 2020 Qualifiers Betting: 06/09/19 Stuart Heath – September 6, 2019 With the international break in full-swing, here at we are going to take a look at Thursday’s Euro 2020 qualifiers match-betting odds.With a…“If Robert Prosinecki says that Luka Modric is the best player in the history of Croatia, then it is so,” he said.“There is no-one in Croatia who is better understood in football than he is.”“But Luka Modric is not only great in the field, he is a great person as well. It’s a pleasure to play against him in Spain, and it’s even better when we’re in the same team. He is our leader.”Modric will once again captain his national side this coming Saturday as they take on the tournament hosts Russia in the quarterfinals.last_img read more

State funds boost YMCA project

first_imgA new six-lane swimming pool, an elevated indoor track, children’s locker rooms, a teen center and more space for child supervision services are just some of the new features the Clark County Family YMCA will have after it completes a remodel, which will partially be paid for by money from the state’s capital budget.The facility learned last month that $1.5 million was carved out of the state’s supplemental capital budget for the remodel. It was something the YMCA had hoped for but didn’t expect given the tough financial situation faced by state lawmakers as they headed into the 2012 legislative session.Supporters of the state’s capital project spending have said it will create tens of thousands of jobs statewide. Meanwhile, YMCA officials say the state money will help it secure the rest of the funds needed to complete the project.“It was critically important to receive the $1.5 million,” said Bruce Patton, chief development officer with the YMCA of Columbia-Willamette. Securing such funding makes the project more enticing for foundations and other donors to chip in. “They’re looking at it saying, ‘We want to be part of your success,’” Patton said.Once the two-year, $8.2 million YMCA remodel is complete, the facility expects to add permanent jobs equivalent to nine full-time employee positions, Clark County Family YMCA Executive Director Eddie White said. He estimated that the construction on the remodel itself will demand new jobs equal to 25 to 30 full-time positions.last_img read more

Invisibility carpet cloak can hide objects from visible light

first_img The researchers, led by Prof. Xiang Zhang at the University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, have published their study in a recent issue of Nano Letters.As the researchers explain, most previous invisibility cloaks have used metallic metamaterials for cloaking at microwave frequencies. But at optical frequencies, the metal absorbs too much light and leads to significant metallic loss, and Berkeley and other groups have had to design dielectric cloaks at infrared frequencies. More recently, researchers at University of Birmingham (UK) have experimented with using uniaxial crystals as the cloak material, which can enable cloaking in visible frequencies, but only for a certain polarization of light.In the current study, the researchers used a technique called quasi conformal mapping (QCM) to conceal an object with a height of 300 nm and a width of 6 µm underneath a reflective “carpet cloak.” The carpet itself has the appearance of a smooth optical mirror, so that the object and the bump that the object makes underneath the carpet are undetectable by visible light.“The carpet cloak means that you conceal the object under a layer, which we call carpet, but you see the carpet like a normal mirror, as if it is flat with no bump caused by putting the object underneath,” Zhang told “This way, the observer won’t recognize something is concealed underneath.”In order to guide visible light around the concealed object, the researchers had to make light travel at different speeds while approaching the bump. They achieved this by designing the materials to have a variable refractive index, transforming them into metamaterials, since they don’t appear in nature. The researchers placed a silicon nitride waveguide on a transparent nanoporous silicon oxide substrate that they specially developed to have a much lower refractive index than that of the waveguide. Using nanofabrication techniques, the researchers etched tiny holes into the nitride to make a desired pattern, giving the waveguide the cloaking refractive index profile.“The concept of the carpet cloak was originally suggested so that you can design a certain pattern for a given size of the bump, and hide an object of arbitrary shape under that,” Zhang said. “If you need to make a bigger size bump to hide a bigger object, a new hole pattern will be required.”With this refractive index profile, along with the transparency of both the waveguide and the substrate, the cloak could completely conceal an object by producing a light beam profile identical to a beam reflected from a flat carpet with no object underneath.“This device is among the first cloak devices that operate at visible frequencies; the other very recent visible light cloaks operate based on a principle that relies on a certain polarization of light, whereas the quasi-conformal-based principle does not rely on the polarization,” Zhang said. “Of course, the waveguide geometry entails different operation for different polarizations, which is extrinsic to the QCM design.”In addition to cloaking, the new technique provides an important step toward implementing optical transformation structures in the visible range. Using transformation optics (TO), researchers can manipulate light for applications such as powerful microscopes and computers.“The carpet cloak is an example of a wide family of devices that can be made based on transformation optics,” Zhang said. “Besides invisibility, all kinds of optical illusion schemes can be made based on the concept, where the observer receives a different impression when looking at an object. The capability to manipulate light propagation can be used in energy devices, optical computing devices, and beyond, wherever it is desired to have full control on the light path; TO lets us redirect light and re-route it.” This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Miniature invisibility ‘carpet cloak’ hides more than its small size implies ( — Most of the invisibility cloaks that have been demonstrated to date conceal objects at frequencies that are not detectable by the human eye. Designing invisibility cloaks that can conceal objects from visible light has been more challenging due to the strict material requirements. But in a new study, researchers have fabricated a carpet cloak that can make objects undetectable in the full visible spectrum. When an input beam (black arrow) reflects off (a) a bump without a cloak, the bump causes a perturbation. When the beam reflects off (b) a bump covered by a cloak, the cloak masks the bump, and the reflected beam is reconstructed as if the bump did not exist. (c) Light after reflection from a flat mirror, a bump without a cloak, and a cloaked bump, at three different wavelengths. Image credit: Majid Gharghi, et al. ©2011 American Chemical Society More information: Majid Gharghi, et al. “A Carpet Cloak for Visible Light.” Nano Letters. DOI: 10.1021/nl201189z Explore further Citation: Invisibility carpet cloak can hide objects from visible light (2011, June 15) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Copyright 2011 All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of read more

Mystery over apparent dearth of lithium 7 in universe deepens

first_img © 2012 (—Researchers studying the cosmos have been stumped by an observation first made by Monique and François Spite of the Paris Observatory some thirty years ago; they noted that in studying the halos of older stars, that there should be more lithium 7 than there appeared to be in the universe. Since that time many studies have been conducted in trying to explain this apparent anomaly, but thus far no one has been able to come up with a reasonable explanation. And now, new research has deepened the mystery further by finding that the amount of lithium 7 in the path between us and a very young star aligns with would have been expected shortly after the Big Bang, but doesn’t take into account the creation of new amounts since that time. In their paper published in the journal Nature, Christopher Howk and colleagues suggest the discrepancy is troubling because it can’t be explained with normal astrophysics models. Journal information: Nature This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. New ideas add further mystery to why there is less lithium-7 in the universe than expected Estimates of the lithium abundance in the SMC interstellar medium and in other environments. Credit: Nature, 489, 121–123.center_img More information: Observation of interstellar lithium in the low-metallicity Small Magellanic Cloud, Nature, 489, 121–123 (06 September 2012) doi:10.1038/nature11407AbstractThe primordial abundances of light elements produced in the standard theory of Big Bang nucleosynthesis (BBN) depend only on the cosmic ratio of baryons to photons, a quantity inferred from observations of the microwave background. The predicted primordial 7Li abundance is four times that measured in the atmospheres of Galactic halo stars. This discrepancy could be caused by modification of surface lithium abundances during the stars’ lifetimes or by physics beyond the Standard Model that affects early nucleosynthesis. The lithium abundance of low-metallicity gas provides an alternative constraint on the primordial abundance and cosmic evolution of lithium that is not susceptible to the in situ modifications that may affect stellar atmospheres. Here we report observations of interstellar 7Li in the low-metallicity gas of the Small Magellanic Cloud, a nearby galaxy with a quarter the Sun’s metallicity. The present-day 7Li abundance of the Small Magellanic Cloud is nearly equal to the BBN predictions, severely constraining the amount of possible subsequent enrichment of the gas by stellar and cosmic-ray nucleosynthesis. Our measurements can be reconciled with standard BBN with an extremely fine-tuned depletion of stellar Li with metallicity. They are also consistent with non-standard BBN.Press release What’s really bothering all the scientists working on the lithium problem is the fact that it’s the only element that doesn’t fit with models of how things should have come to exist right after the Big Bang. All known elements occur in amounts predicted, except for lithium 7; there’s just a third as much as theorists think there should be. In trying to understand why, researchers have looked at old stars that surround the Milky Way galaxy, low mass bosons called axions, and more recently binary stars that are believed to harbor black holes. Unfortunately, such studies have only made the problem worse by suggesting that even more lithium 7 ought to be hanging around somewhere than was predicted earlier.In this new research the team looked at one single huge young star in the Small Magellanic Cloud, or more precisely, at the spectrum measured of gas and dust through which light must travel to get from there to here, and found that the amount of lithium 7 is consistent with theories that suggest how much of the element there should have been shortly after the Big Bang, which is unsettling because scientists know that more of it should have been created between then and now. Thus, these new results only add to the mystery of where all the rest of it is, or worse, why it wasn’t created in the first place as models suggest. Citation: Mystery over apparent dearth of lithium 7 in universe deepens (2012, September 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Explore furtherlast_img read more

College Coachs Son Breaks Down on Senior Night After Realizing His Favorite

first_imgSports are magic for kids, and for the young son of North Carolina Central Men’s Basketball Coach LaVelle Moton, his dad’s players are understandably his heroes. In a moment that’s as pure as sports gets, the little guy broke down in tears in the locker room on Senior Night when he realized his favorite Senior on the team wouldn’t be playing anymore home games.After letting the tears flow, the kid eventually made his way over to the player for a goodbye hug. This clip shows how much of a family a team really is. This poor kid feels like he’s losing an older brother. If this doesn’t make you well up, you might be a sociopath.Hard seeing your son emotional, once he realizes his fave player has played his last home game. He thought they would play in the backcourt together….#WeAreNCCU #BiggerThanBasketball— LeVelle Moton (@LeVelleMoton) February 28, 2019last_img read more

Norton Internet Security 2008

first_img Brought to you by PCWorld Register Now » November 29, 2007 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 4 min read ProsSolid performerConsDoesn’t completely uninstall itselfPricing: $ $ $27.99Symantec Norton Internet Security 2008 Symantec’s Norton Internet Security 2008 suite offers solid security protection and features, including the best behavior-based defense against unknown threats.Symantec’s Norton Internet Security 2008 security suite ($70 for up to three PCs) is easy to use and comes with a host of extra security features, such as a separate Security Inspector scan that warns about unsafe browser settings and other potential security holes. It was the only suite in our testing for “All-in-One Security Suites: Tried and Tested” that didn’t cry wolf by reporting at least one false positive.It detected an above-average 91 percent of’s 674,589 malware samples. This results put the Norton suite close behind the Avira Premium Security Suite, BitDefender Internet Security 2008, Checkpoint ZoneAlarm Internet SecuritySuite 7.1, and Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0 packages, each of which detected 95 percent or more of the malware samples. Nevertheless. a 4 percent difference in detection rates represents a difference of 26,983 undetected samples. Symantec’s suite produced the second-worst showing on AV-Test’s heuristic tests, catching only 10 percent of samples when required to use one-month-old signature files to detect unknown malware based on similarities to existing code.The Symantec suite did outperform the other programs at getting rid of infections. It cleaned up 80 percent of all files and Registry entries added by malware. In particular, Norton was a champ at fighting rootkits–malware designed to hide other malware. It detected every active and inactive rootkit sample, and successfully neutralized those infections. Symantec’s suite was one of only two programs (Checkpoint was the other) to detect and block unidentified malware based solely on the way it behaved, but even so it caught just one sample out of five.In our tests, on-demand (user-initiated) scans were more than 50 percent faster with Norton than with the next-fastest suite (Avira Premium), yielding an impressive data-analysis rate of 16.07 megabytes per second. And those on-demand scans look inside file archives, where crooks frequently hide malicious payloads. (On the other hand, Norton’s automatic scans, which check files as your system saves them to the hard drive, won’t check file archives unless you change the default settings).Symantec’s firewall is polished. It successfully blocked attempts from outside to scan a protected PC for information, and it did better than most competing suites at refraining from issuing unnecessary warnings about benign apps such as Firefox and Internet Explorer.In addition, Norton Internet Security displayed an apt warning when it detected an unencrypted wireless connection, and it incorporates various safe-browsing features. For example, its Norton Confidential toolbar, designed for Firefox and Internet Explorer, blocks phishing sites; and its Browser Defender checks for known vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer 6 and 7. Though the suite’s Identity Safe feature protects sensitive data, such as credit card numbers, from inadvertently leaving your PC, you’ll must manually tell it what information to protect–a standard but laborious process. It has no antispam or parental controls, but those features are freely downloadable from Symantec’s site.The interface is well laid-out, and the software’s pop-up detection alerts are generally understandable, though they provide little information, such as where a threat was found. Its impressive log entries simplify the task of finding out what the program has been up to–but again they lack information about where a given threat was discovered.Our one major criticism of the suite is that when we uninstalled it, it left behind the separate LiveUpdate component. You have to know to go back and remove LiveUpdate as well.Norton Internet Security 2008 has a good design and an appealing feature set. It could be better at blocking malware, but it’s the best choice of the eight we looked at.– Erik Larkinlast_img read more

Configure Chrome to allow site content only on HTTPS sites

first_imgConfigure Chrome to allow site content only on HTTPS sites by Martin Brinkmann on November 01, 2018 in Google Chrome – 29 commentsChrome users may configure the web browser to allow site content, e.g. JavaScript or Cookies, only on HTTPS sites and not on HTTP sites.One of the things that Internet users may do when it comes to privacy and security on the Internet is to restrict access to certain browser features by sites and services.Browsers support a wide range of features that are often enabled by default so that sites and applications may use them right away. While that is certainly convenient and better for usability, it may have consequences on privacy and security.A basic example is WebRTC which all modern web browsers support. Sites may exploit it to get the “real” IP address of the device the user is using even if proxies or VPNs are used.Chrome site content configurationGoogle Chrome gives users options to manage certain types of content that the browser supports to restrict access to it. Content such as cookies, JavaScript, notifications, or pop-ups can be allowed, blocked, or customized.All that needs to be done for that is to open chrome://settings/content in the browser’s address bar to manage these settings.While it is possible to block features for all sites and whitelist some sites that you’d like to allow access to a particular feature, you may also set wider rules. One of these wider rules allows certain content only on HTTPS sites and not on HTTP sites.Here is how you’d configure Chrome to do just that.Open chrome://settings/content in the browser to display the available content settings.Locate JavaScript on the page and click on it to display the available options.Toggle JavaScript so that it is set to blocked.Click on the “add” button next to allow to add an exception to the main rule (which tells Chrome to block JavaScript on all sites but sites under Allow).Type https://*.Click on the add button to add the new rule to the browser.The effect of the change is that Chrome will block JavaScript execution if HTTP is used and not HTTPS.  The same rule can be applied to other content settings, e.g. to Cookies so that cookies are only accepted on sites that use HTTPS.It is possible that you may run into sites that don’t work properly after you make the change. You could consider adding these sites to the list of exceptions (allow) as well to get them to work again in the browser.Now You: do you block certain types of content in your browse?SummaryArticle NameConfigure Chrome to allow site content only on HTTPS sitesDescriptionChrome users may configure the web browser to allow site content, e.g. JavaScript or Cookies, only on HTTPS sites and not on HTTP sites.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Laura Chinchillas environmental report card

first_imgWhen evaluating President Laura Chinchilla’s environmental legacy it is easy to recall high-profile blunders and successes that marked her time in office. But while shark finningbans, murdered conservationists and epic journeys to far-flung island territories made headlines during her four-year term, much of what Chinchilla will leave behind (or will fail to) lies in her administration’s less dramatic decisions.Wrapping up his term as environment minister, René Castro and a team of vice ministers presented the Environment Ministry’s (MINAE) final report on Tuesday morning.Breaking down MINAE’s responsibilities into four areas, the report highlighted the Chinchilla administration’s advancement in land and marine conservation. A more detailed report released separately noted MINAE’s shortcomings in the development of clean energy and water treatment programs.Combining the results in MINAE’s report with our own analysis, here is The Tico Times’ breakdown of Chinchilla’s environmental legacy. A superpod of spinner dolphins moves through the water before sunset off the coast of Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. Lindsay Fendt/The Tico TimesOcean and water conservationAfter taking office in 2010, President Chinchilla vowed that her government would have a renewed focus on the country’s ocean territory. Early in her term, Chinchilla created a marine advisory committee to map out a comprehensive conservation plan for the nation’s seas. Though Chinchilla made significant strides in ocean protection, she did little to improve the polluted rivers and ineffective water treatment programs that she inherited.Top successesCreated the Vice Ministry of Waters and Oceans: For the first time in Costa Rican history, a specific office is dedicated to improving the country’s oceans, rivers, streams, coasts and water sources.Restricted shark finning: Shortly after taking office, Chinchilla ordered the closure of private fishing docks – notorious for their use in illegal shark finning – in the central Pacific fishing hub of Puntarenas. Two years later, she signed a blanket ban on the import and export of shark fins. For her efforts, the president was named the Shark Guardian of the Year by the international shark conservation group Sharkproject. However, Chinchilla’s progress in curbing the unsustainable practice of finning has been somewhat marred by recently exposed loopholes that could undo the president’s progress.Increased protection for Isla del Coco: In one of her last acts as president, Chinchilla traveled to Costa Rica’s most distant territory to inaugurate a new radar system that will aid park rangers in cracking down on illegal fishing in the biologically crucial waters surrounding the island. During her visit, the president also signed a decree extending limited environmental protections to marine territory outside the park.Restricted tuna fishing in national waters: Last week, Chinchilla signed a decree restricting fishing by industrial tuna fleets to waters at least 60 miles off shore in an effort to protect the highly bio-productive ecosystems just off the Costa Rican coasts.Declared water a human right: Though parts of Costa Rica still suffer from a lack of clean drinking water, this new law, which has passed in a first round of debate, will pressure future administrations to improve water treatment and access.Top failuresDidn’t address issues with drinking water: Though Chinchilla inherited a broken water management system, she did little to change it. Despite more frequent droughts, the Chinchilla administration exerted little effort to explore untapped groundwater sources. The president also failed to act following a 2013 court order to resolve the issue of high-levels of arsenic in the drinking water in the northwestern province of Guanacaste.Failed to treat wastewater and address river pollution: Though the Chinchilla administration did initiate plans for a wastewater treatment plant for the greater San José metropolitan area, wastewater treatment remains horrendous in Costa Rica, with the World Health Organization estimating that as much as 96 percent of wastewater in the country goes untreated. Much of this water is released directly into rivers. It was Costa Rica’s abysmal score in wastewater treatment that led to its drop from fifth in the world in 2012 to 54th this year in Yale’s Environmental Performance Index.Retained controversial fisheries management board: One of the first recommendations of Chinchilla’s own marine advisory committee was to reform or do away with the controversial board of directors of the Costa Rican Fisheries Institute (Incopesca). Made up of mostly industrial fishing leaders, the Incopesca board of directors has long been viewed by conservationists as the largest hurdle to sustainable fishing reform. Chinchilla promised to modify the board before her term ended, and though a bill eliminating the board has now been introduced in the Legislative Assembly, its passage will have to wait for the next administration. The canopy in the Monteverde cloud forest. Lindsay Fendt/The Tico TimesLand and forest conservationBy the time Chinchilla took office, Costa Rica already was home to one of the largest countrywide reforestation efforts in the world. The country is also considered an example internationally for its environmental services programs, which pay landowners for forest and water resources mantained on their land. The Chinchilla administration continued these legacies, but its actions in land and forest management were mostly unremarkable with few major successes or failures to note.Top SuccessesMoved forward on zoo closures: In 2013, MINAE announced plans to convert the country’s two highly criticized public zoos into cage-free nature parks, and either release or put into rescue centers the zoos’ animals. Though an administrative court ruled that the government is obligated to continue with the zoos’ administration for another 10 years, MINAE still owns the animals and the next administration could still release them.Launched the Waves program: In 2010 Costa Rica became one of the first countries in the world to participate in the World Bank’s Wealth Accounting and the Valuation of Ecosystem Services (Waves) program. If successful, Waves would help participating country’s incorporate the value of environmental services into their GDP in order to create economic incentives to leave forests and watersheds intact.Top failuresAllowed the national parks to deteriorate: The mismanagement of resources in the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) has led to a lack of protection within the country’s famed national parks system. Hunters, miners and loggers have begun invading Corcovado National Park on the Osa Peninsula, and other parks have been put at risk. Though Castro himself has acknowledged the problem, nothing has been done to restructure SINAC and provide park rangers with support.Failed to provide security for conservationists: During Chinchilla’s four-year term, two environmental activists were murdered (Jairo Mora 2013, Kimberly Blackwell 2011) and a host of others were threatened or harmed. Aside from holding a series of public meetings following Mora’s murder – which so far have only resulted in renaming a wildlife reserve after the slain conservationist – the Chinchilla administration did nothing to address the growing security concerns for the country’s environmental protectors. Rush hour traffic passes by the San Pedro Mall in San José. Transportation emissions are the single biggest roadblock to Costa Rica achieving carbon neutrality. Alberto Font/The Tico TimesCarbon neutralityWhen Chinchilla took over from President Óscar Arias in 2010, she inherited a 2021 carbon neutrality deadline with no roadmap to success. In 2012, the Chinchilla administration took the first step towards the goal and commissioned researchers to develop the procedures necessary to reach the goal. While her government made some progress in carbon mitigation in agriculture and the private sector, they failed to make any real advancements in the transport sector.Top successesCreated a framework to measure carbon neutrality: Chinchilla’s government was starting from zero on carbon neutrality. To facilitate the transition, MINAE created the National System of Environmental Recognition (SIREA) to certify public and private institutions for carbon neutrality. They also hired researchers to design a plan to achieve the carbon neutrality goal.Launched carbon credit bank: In an effort to provide monetary incentives for emissions reductions, Costa Rica opened the world’s first “environmental bank,” BanCO2, for the buying and selling of carbon credits. It remains to be seen if companies will elect to use the voluntary bank, but, if successful, the bank could be a key contributor to reducing the country’s emissions.Reduced carbon emissions in agriculture: With both national and international funding, the Costa Rican government under Chinchilla created plans for the creation of carbon neutral farms, known as NAMAs. Most of the farms are in the coffee and cattle sectors.Reached 81 percent of the carbon neutrality goal: Due primarily to the oxygen production by the country’s expansive forests, Costa Rica is 81 percent of the way to carbon neutrality. Though reforestation that pre-dates the Chinchilla administration did most of the legwork in reaching this point, there is still some credit to be given to the current government for their work in maintaining reforestation efforts.Top failuresDidn’t reduce transport emissions: Carbon emissions from the transport sector represent the single biggest hurdle in Costa Rica’s quest towards carbon neutrality. More than a third of Costa Rica’s vehicles are smog-spewing, 13-to-20-year-old models, according to the country’s vehicle inspection records. According to MINAE’s own plan, by 2014 at least 20 percent of the nation’s busses and taxis were supposed to switch to carbon-neutral alternatives, yet almost none have. Failed to follow self-created goals: Chinchilla’s own government created the benchmarks required to reach carbon neutrality, but Leiner Vargas, the head researcher on the carbon neutrality plan, estimates that only 10-15 percent of the first stage – which ended at the beginning of this year – is complete. Costa Rica generates the majority of its power from renewable resources like wind. Alberto Font/The Tico TimesEnergyCosta Rica produces 90 percent of its energy from renewable resources, and during the last four years MINAE has continued to seek out clean energy. As in the rest of the world, conservationists have had split opinions on clean energy exploration that creates an environmental impact to the surrounding land. Geothermic energy, wind energy and natural gas projects, while supported by some, were condemned by others.Top successes (as viewed by the Chinchilla administration)Supported geothermic energy project in Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park: Casting aside concerns from some environmentalists, Chinchilla threw her support behind a project that would set aside part of the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park for the production of geothermic energy. Now declared of national interest, the project will likely move forward. Supporters of the national park system worry that the project could damage the protected area, while proponents point to the project’s potential for sustainable energy creation.Encouraged research of hydrogen power: Led by Tico astronaut Franklin Chang and his Ad Astra Rocket Company, Costa Rica has launched three projects dedicated to developing methods for producing hydrogen power.Negotiated joint energy projects: In his 2013 visit to Costa Rica, U.S. President Barack Obama expressed interest in bilateral energy initiatives. While geothermic and hydrogen energy were the main topics of discussion, Chinchilla also expressed interest in purchasing natural gas from the U.S.Made infrastructure investments: During Chinchilla’s term, the government built four hydroelectric plants, a solar plant and a geothermic plant. Her government also installed 1,554 solar panel systems on government properties.Top failuresFailed to transfer clean energy production to the transport sector: According to data from Costa Rican Customs, there are fewer than 200 hybrid cars zipping down the country’s roads. This means that despite the overwhelming use of renewable energy in Costa Rica, transportation is still highly detrimental to the environment. Despite setting goals to the contrary, MINAE under Castro and Chinchilla failed to find a way to encourage Ticos to switch over to green vehicles.Did not stem electricity rate hikes: Unprepared for efficiency drops in hydroelectric plants due to drought, MINAE failed to prevent an increase in electricity rates due to reliance on fossil fuels.Challenges for the next administrationWhile Chinchilla’s government made some great strides in environmental conservation, it also left large gaps that will need to be filled by Luis Guillermo Solís’s administration. Many of these shortcomings are attributed to the administration itself.In an interview to be released tomorrow, incoming Environment Minister Edgar Gutiérrez discusses these challenges and others. Facebook Comments Related posts:Let the gas prices climb, but give us electric cars Sea Shepherd’s R/V Martin Sheen lands in Costa Rica for 4-month research mission Mora residents battle to stop a landfill from being built in their backyard Costa Rica launches quest to replace most single-use plastic by 2021last_img read more

Ethiopia aims to triple its tourist arrivals in four years

first_imgEthiopia aims to triple its number of foreign visitors to more than 2.5 million by 2020, making tourism a pillar of one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies.“There is a lot of demand in terms of bookings and investment plans. Our target is to receive more than 2.5 million in five years’ time. This sector will generate foreign direct investment and foreign currency and create job opportunities, as well as contribute to image-building”, said Culture and Tourism Minister Amin Abdulkadir.Buoyed by huge spending on infrastructure and an expansion of its services and agricultural sectors, Addis Ababa expects annual economic growth of around 11% for the next five years.Hilton Worldwide Holdings signed a management deal on Wednesday to open its first hotel in Ethiopia in more than four decades, while sub-Saharan Africa’s first Marriott-branded serviced apartments have also been unveiled in the capital.Sheraton, Radisson and Golden Tulip are among a handful of global groups already operating while U.S. chain Best Western International Inc, France’s AccorHotels and Ramada also claim to be working on new projects.last_img read more

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first_img Top Stories Rookie Mason Cole’s streak of consecutive starts looks like it will bridge his college career at Michigan into his pro career with the Arizona Cardinals.Arizona center A.Q. Shipley suffered a torn ACL on Saturday, moving Cole into a starting role prematurely.Cole, who the Cardinals selected 97th overall in the 2018 NFL Draft, started 51 consecutive games as a Wolverine, tying a school record. Having started since the first game of his freshman season — he was the first Michigan offensive lineman to debut as a true freshman — he brings a wealth of experience for a rookie. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 4 Comments   Share   Cardinals defensive tackle Corey Peters, who faces off in the trenches against Cole, said Tuesday that the 6-foot-5, 292-pound rookie has the physical tools as well.“I think he’s a big, strong kid. Seems like he has a good grasp on the offense, making the calls and knowing what’s going on,” Peters told Bickley & Marotta on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station. “I think he’s going to be a guy that’s going to step in and fill in nicely.“You’re really just going to miss a guy like A.Q. Shipley really just based on his leadership, the toughness that he brings to the interior of that offensive line.”Cole went through his first full practice as the Cardinals’ starting center on Monday. Should he start in Week 1 against Washington, his streak of consecutive starts through all levels of football will extend to 105 games dating back to his freshman year at East Lake High School in Tarpon Springs, Fla.That reputation, experience — and his performances so far — have set the bar high.“I look for Mason to step in and not miss a beat,” Peters said. “He definitely has the physical talent. Now it’s just about understanding everything that comes along with protections and making those calls and kind of quarterbacking that offensive line.” D-LINE ROTATION DEEPArizona’s interior defensive line depth took a few losses in the offseason and didn’t add much in gains.That means the Cardinals will depend on internal improvement.At the heart of the defensive tackle group is Peters, the ninth-year pro who recorded 22 tackles and 1.0 sack last season from his interior spot.Beside him, Arizona will put more responsibility on third-year pro and former first overall pick Robert Nkemdiche, who will presumably replace now-Oakland Raider tackle Frostee Rucker.“I think the thing we know about Robert is he has a very unique skillset that’s unmatched by — I can’t really think of another player,” Peters said. “He would be the most elite of athlete in the NFL. His problem has always been putting everything together, playing within a system and doing things consistently.“I think that the past two years has been a huge learning experience. It kind of was a situation where you had to take two steps back to take three steps forward. I think this year is going to be an excellent time to break out and I think he’s going to do some spectacular things on film that people don’t see every day.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling In addition to Rucker leaving in free agency, Arizona lost tackle Xavier Williams to the Kansas City Chiefs in the offseason. According to the Cardinals’ unofficial depth chart heading into the preseason opener Saturday against the San Diego Chargers, Peters and Nkemdiche will receive support by a depth chart that lists Rodney Gunter and Olsen Pierre as backups.“Olsen Pierre is a very underrated interior guy, had a lot of sacks (5.5) for us last year,” Peters said. “We expect him to pick right back up and kind of be a force in that rotation. Rodney Gunter is coming along as well and he’s going to be in the rotation, too.“I think we’re best when we roll and play full speed, and then give another guy an opportunity. Now it’s just a matter of us clicking collectively and individually.” – / 14 Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) is hit by Arizona Cardinals nose tackle Corey Peters (98) and outside linebacker Chandler Jones (55) during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more

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first_img by Jonathan Landrum Jr., The Associated Press Posted May 29, 2019 6:56 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge offers new world at Disneyland ANAHEIM, Calif. — Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is on the same land as Disneyland, but stepping into the new attraction shows an entirely different world.The theme park offered media a glimpse into Galaxy’s Edge on Wednesday. The exclusive tour included a Star Wars-themed food tasting, a stroll through the Black Spire Outpost marketplace and four-minute ride on the Millennium Falcon.A firsthand look took place a couple days before Galaxy’s Edge opens at the California theme park on Friday. That’s when guests with a pre-reservation can experience the largest single-themed land created in a Disney park.Disney officials said it took more the five years to develop and finish the attraction.“I’m very excited about being this close to inviting guests and our biggest fans to join us at the edge of the galaxy,” said Scott Trowbridge, portfolio creative executive and studio leader at Walt Disney Imagineering. He spoke in front of the First Order TIE echelon spaceship.“We had the fans in mind the whole time,” he said. “We’ve been able to kind of open it up to them and invite them to kind of join us on this remote outpost planet.”Galaxy’s Edge is an adventure through the grungy planet Batuu, a remote world in the newest “Star Wars” trilogy, and the fight between the Resistance and the evil First Order. The sprawling 14-acre land has three different areas including the Resistance, First Order and the Village.Guests can build their own droids and lightsabers and interact with aliens. They can also step into the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon, the exact replica of the ship from the films, measuring more than 100 feet long. The interactive experience allows a team of six people to operate the spacecraft during the interactive experience.Some familiar faces including Rey, Finn, Kylo Ren and fan-favourite Chewbacca will be a part of the adventure as visitors explore the immersive world.Guests can take a swig of the same kind of blue milk that made an appearance with Luke Skywalker in “Star Wars: A New Hope.” The dairy-free milk is a frozen blend with dashes of citrus taste.Disneyland was the second most popular theme park in the world last year with 18.6 million visitors. It is second only to Disney World in Florida, where a version of Galaxy’s Edge is scheduled to open Aug. 29.___Follow AP Entertainment Writer Jonathan Landrum Jr. on Twitter: Landrum Jr., The Associated Press A visitor exits the Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities store during the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Media Preview at Disneyland Park, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) last_img read more

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first_imgLimassol municipality on Monday introduced a second wheelchair ramp on Olympia beach for people with mobility issues that allows them access to the sea.“We are trying to be a city that is friendly to every person, no matter what problems this person has,” mayor Nicos Nicolaides said.The ramp is on the seafront area opposite Debenham’s Olympia department store as part of Limassol’s participation in the EU programme Civitas Destinations.It has a paved area and a carpet for wheelchair use that runs down to the water’s edge. Nicolaides said a third ramp would be introduced soon.The ramps are placed within 50 metres of lifeguard posts along the beach.The whole project includes the upgrading of pedestrian crossing lights in the same area, which will have a special mechanism for use by the blind.You May LikeBest Cars InfoTop 10 Best Luxury CarsBest Cars InfoUndoFood PreventHere Is What May Happen When You Eat Honey And Cinnamon DailyFood PreventUndoSUV | Search AdsSee The New SUV’s That Are Taking 2019 By StormSUV | Search AdsUndo Companies must use buying power to root out slavery, says UK officialUndoBritain preparing for a no-deal BrexitUndoUK plays Brexit hardball with ‘stubborn’ EUUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Blackstone Group LP JetBlue Airways the New York Stock Exchange and Mastercard will participate in the discussion Reuters reported The discussion will focus on infrastructure government workforce development and improving the business climate A slew of White House officials including Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will participate in the round-table discussion First Daughter Ivanka Trump who is now serving as a senior advisor to the president will also be there White House spokesman Lindsay Walters said the event serves as an “opportunity to discuss policies to create a pro-business climate with top partnership CEOs from all industries” Trump has held similar discussions with tech executives and business leaders throughout his tenure in the White House as well as during the presidential transition period after he was elected In February Trump met with 24 CEOs at the White House to discuss American manufacturing The event will begin at 9:30 am Watch the discussion live in the video above Contact us at editors@timecom "Of course it was going to take time but now we feel like we’re at home Ninety-seven people from the Muslim community” “NHS may have challenges but Im proud to be from the country that invented universal coverage – where all get care no matter the size of their bank balance which authorities described as a terrorist attack and President Donald Trump and he are committed to continuing to give it the strong leadership it deserves their bodies falling apart and arms ripping themselves off ” Contact us at editors@time and has shown no indication of having contracted the illness in the 19 days since she came into contact with the Ebola patients fluid samples who is the new deputy premier Chelsea manager Antonio Conte called for increased use of video assistance (VAR) after a late effort by Alvaro Morata was disallowed by the narrowest of offside decisions I do this so if ever necessary because I have counted them ruled out for a month with a knee injury The deal also negates the need to sell off the city art museum’s world class collectionhope in Manika Batra all the hype we have created with our effort in Gold Coast has to die down where the heaviest snow should fall as well as Grand Forks and almost all of North Dakota are “We have beefed up security within the area and environs to curtail further killings in the area Mr Jah said Jaising" The lanky shuttler’s next challenge would be to stop Yamaguchicom She defended him as a "very likable" person and said she was waiting for more evidence in the caseA wind warning remains in effect for central North Dakota until noonThe police department also urged drivers to pay close attention to other drivers appeals to Facebook to act against the contagion of hate speech had been met with deafening silence homes but the charges are not related to Russian interference in the 2016 election Being without her husband has also been difficult’” host Charlamagne Tha God told her” she said On Friday He also criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Kashmir violence and said Pakistan had benefitted due to the situation in the Valley such as a lightning strike“He’s very intuitive with his math Nigerians would be cowed into submission and ask them to take over power so that there would be peace we must open our eyes and act fast "But he should because he loves football and he loves training and I think his mentality is fantastic) isn’t really new ASUU President Biodun Ogunyemi said that Babalakin had become a stumbling block to peaceful negotiations and implementation of the union’s demands" via GIPHY Brim the tank next time then neither I nor any of the people interviewed for our book have any doubt whatsoever that Mann performed the scientific work he has been commissioned to do Bengaluru: In the face of severe drought and crop loss due to floods in large parts of the state diversityThe case was also unusual to Cassie Gerhardt “Does Ottawa even have moods employers and probably even your mom that it’s time to get your flu shot we need to continue to improve our electoral process to promote transparency they add up By 1901. said his military training may have prepared him for the high pressure situation unfolding around him.” said Lucy McBath,com. We are all newly-emerging markets as well as developing countries with big populations,Info: (218) 688-2932.The Borno State Police Command has confirmed the attack in Mandari village of Konduga local government area of the state In a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer DSP Edet Okon the command said the lone suicide bomber a male detonated the IED strapped to his body close to an airtel mast in the village The statement reads: “Today being 15-05-18 at about 1330hrs in Mandarari village in Konduga LGA a male suicide bomber detonated an IED strapped to his body close to an Airtel Mast “The resulting explosion killed the bomber and unfortunately four civillian JTF operatives Five other persons were injured “The Borno State Police Command immediately deployed men of the EOD unit and other combat teams to sanitize the scene and restore normalcy “The corpses and the injured have been evacuated to the hospital “The Commissioner of Police Borno State CP Damian Chukwu once again assures members of the public of the readiness of the Command to protect lives and properties “He also urges members of the public to always remain vigilant and report suspicious persons and activities to the Police or other security agencies” eliciting Gebhardt’s testimony that she thought it "unlikely" that such a clothing-to-clothing transfer would result in the DNA matches she found. “No more meetings. little before their departure.

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