UN Headquarters refurbishment aims to meet green standards – official

16 May 2007The senior United Nations management official today said a planned $1.9 billion refurbishment of the Organization’s dilapidated Headquarters complex will aim to meet or even exceed environmental standards. Reviewing the timetable for the overhaul, known as the “capital master plan,” Alicia Bárcena Ibarra, the Under-Secretary-General for Management, said parts of the Secretariat’s iconic building would be vacated and renovated while other parts would remain in use.Movement of staff would begin in 2008, with construction on a lawn on the UN’s premises to begin the same year so that the General Assembly could meet in the new space during the renovation.“We are taking this opportunity of the capital master plan to move ahead with the ‘greening of the UN,’” she said. “This is a very important opportunity for all of us and we’re going to take it to make sure the UN can become a model, if we can, on the environmental front.”She acknowledged that this is a tall order. “It is not going to be easy because this is an old building that we are renovating. If we start from scratch it would be easier,” she said. To guide its work, the UN was following the standards set by LEED – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, a group that provides certification to buildings in the United States when they accomplish certain measures. The UN was trying to achieve the group’s ‘silver rating,’” said Ms. Bárcena.“We are trying to go further if we can,” she added. Ms. Bárcena said top priority would be given to eliminating safety and health risks. “This is an old building, so as soon as you start renovating there might be the risk of certain substances that can appear in the construction, like asbestos,” she said, emphasizing that these factors would be fully taken into account.She said a recent fire inspection by the local New York City authorities revealed numerous flaws. “Others call them violations but we call them directives,” she said of the Fire Department’s findings. “They found 850 directives, of which we are taking care of them one by one,” she said, adding that a detailed plan of action has also been put into place to address each concern.“When the capital master plan is finished in 2014 we will not only meet the existing fire safety regulations in New York; we hope that we will exceed them,” she said.The main UN Headquarters buildings were constructed in 1949 and 1950 and have not been significantly improved or maintained since then. They are extremely energy inefficient, costing the UN more than $30 million a year in energy costs alone. The capital master plan is expected to save costs in the long run while saving energy.Ms. Bárcena also briefed correspondents on Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s proposals on UN peacekeeping, which are now under consideration by the budget watchdog, the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ).Under the plan, the new Department of Peace Operations would consolidate all factors dealing with strategy, planning and deployment while the new Department of Field Support would take on the responsibility of what Mr. Ban has called the current “impossibly overstretched” management.Ms. Bárcena said the proposals as they relate to the regular UN budget are “cost neutral,” with increases being sought from the “support account,” a mechanism funded through the individual budgets of peacekeeping missions. The aim would be to reduce the current headquarters-to-field staff ratio from 1 for every 149 to 1 for every 106. An increase of $65 million is being sought.“Yes, it includes an increase in posts and yes, it includes an increase in money, but this increase in numbers and resources in a certain way was going to be there even if the restructuring was not proposed,” she said, explaining that the changes were long overdue.Of the 495 new posts being sought, not all were to be in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, she said, noting that some 80 would go to the Office for Internal Oversight Services (OIOS), the UN’s investigative arm.Ms. Bárcena also reviewed progress in improving the UN’s internal justice system with steps being taken to start strengthening the Ombudsman and mediation capacity while bolstering formal judicial structures.On a more personal note, Ms. Bárcena said she would make her own financial disclosure form public. This follows the example of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro. Others would be made public on a voluntary basis. read more

UK MP says no meaningful progress on reconciliation in Sri Lanka

A British Parliamentarian says there is no meaningful progress on reconciliation in Sri Lanka.Joan Ryan, Member of Parliament for Enfield North and Vice-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils said that said that unless the culture of impunity on the island is tackled, and there is a genuine reckoning with the country’s past, Sri Lanka will be unable to lay the foundations of a sustainable peace. Joan Ryan said this in a New Year wish for the Tamils in the UK. “As you reflect upon the past twelve months and look forward to the year ahead, I know many of you will be thinking about family, friends and loved ones in Sri Lanka. I share your concern that the Sri Lankan Government has made no meaningful progress on justice and reconciliation. Unless the culture of impunity on the island is tackled, and there is a genuine reckoning with the country’s past, Sri Lanka will be unable to lay the foundations of a sustainable peace,” she said. The MP said that she will continue to support all efforts to ensure an enduring peace in Sri Lanka and the recognition of the Tamil people’s fundamental rights and freedoms. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Football Ohio State lands commitment from 2019 fourstar running back Sampson James

Ohio State added to its future depth at running back Monday, with 2019 four-star prospect Sampson James tweeting he was committing to the Buckeyes.110% C O M M I T T E D @OSUCoachMeyer @CoachTonyAlford @SWiltfong247 pic.twitter.com/Fp6z0Q6wGn— Sampson (@Sjames_2) March 19, 2018James is listed as the 142nd-best overall prospect in the 2019 class, while also ranking eighth at running back and second from Indiana, according to 247Sports Composite Rankings.The 6-foot-1, 211-pound running back is the third recruit to commit to Ohio State, joining four-star offensive tackle Doug Nester and three-star offensive tackle Ryan Jacoby. Though still very early in the recruiting process for the 2019 class, Ohio State is now listed as having the 21st-best national and sixth-best Big Ten class.James will join what will be an impressive class of running backs returning to Ohio State in 2019. The Buckeyes landed three four-star running backs in 2018: Jaelen Gill, Brian Snead and Master Teague. The three are listed as the No. 30, 80 and 228 top overall prospects in the class, respectively. read more

Unofficial strikes contributing to Southern Rail chaos HR boss claims as passengers

first_imgGot to stop saying that: “London’s about an hour away from Brighton”- it’s not. Ever. @SouthernRailUK make sure of that. @GOVUK— greg mchugh (@gregjmchugh) November 30, 2016 National Rail has warned passengers there will be “severe disruption” with no services on most routes. The problems are expected to last “every day… until further notice”.A spokesman for Southern welcomed the decision by the RMT to cancel a three-day strike that was due to take place immediately before Christmas but added that he believed the new dates, from December 19, were still planned to cause “maximum disruption”.  Her average daily commute had, in recent months, risen to more than four hours a day, when it should be around two hours, she said. “Like many parents trying to commute between London and Brighton, a half-hour delay can be the difference between getting to see your children and reading them a bedtime story,” she said. “The service has been diabolical and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight.” Rush hour? No it’s the 22:50 (left Vic at 23:05) @SouthernRailUK to Brighton with 4 carriages. This service is a disgrace around the clock pic.twitter.com/931QEuUYFZ— Peter Kyle MP (@peterkyle) November 30, 2016 Southern rail staff have been embroiled in a bitter dispute with the company for months over changes to the role of conductors on trains.  The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) Union is concerned about potential job losses as well as safety. In a separate row, the general secretary of Aslef, a separate union, has also argued that driver-only operated doors are “inherently unsafe”. Southern has insisted no jobs are at risk and says its plans are safe. Yesterday, Abigail Nairne, the HR manager for Southern, said that the company believes it is experiencing “unofficial” industrial action with staff members increasingly calling in sick. Strike action is expected to severely disrupt services from 6 Dec.Plans are being drawn up, keep checking https://t.co/WSDM1qafAp for latest pic.twitter.com/p0Hj5F6fuv— Southern (@SouthernRailUK) November 30, 2016 “By announcing new dates in the same week, they will still be disrupting passengers’ travel plans at this busy time,” he said, as he urged for all industrial action to be called off.RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “Our guards on Southern are in daily contact with passengers and the support for our fight to defend safety remains phenomenal.”He added: “It is from that daily feedback from passengers that the union has taken the decision to alter the dates for action over Christmas. That’s the difference between us and Southern. We listen, they don’t.” Unofficial rail strikes are causing chaos across the south of the country, a Southern boss has claimed as passengers were warned to expect severe disruption every day  “until further notice”.Hundreds of thousands of passengers are facing daily delays and cancellations, with problems set to get worse next week when combined rail and Tube strike action is expected to bring services to a standstill. Her comments came after Aslef ordered members not to take up any “non-contractual” work, such as overtime, which the company relies on to carry out a full service.Commuters will face major delays from Tuesday, with combined strike action by hundreds of drivers at Southern and Transport for London (TfL). Drivers will stage further strikes on December 13, 14 and 16 as well as January 9 to January 14. Conductors from the service will strike on December 19 and 20, and from New Year’s Eve to January 2. 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. A half-hour delay can be the difference between getting to see your children and reading them a bedtime storyEleanor Harris The problem has got so bad that the head of Britain’s latest tourist innovation – the i360 in Brighton – announced on Tuesday that she had decided to quit her job as poor rail service meant she no longer sees her children.Eleanor Harris, the chief executive of the observation tower, said her commute from Clapham Junction, in south London, to the seaside town – just 60 miles away – had been made “increasingly difficult”. “We do believe we are experiencing unofficial industrial action,” she said. “Our sickness rate has more than doubled. I know it is the season for illness but even for our normal sick levels we are experience a lot more and it’s definitely unofficial action.”She insisted Southern was not going to reduce services but said the company could not plan for the increased sickness. “I hope it will change,” she added. “Whilst there is the action, it is going to be a struggle… Things will get better.” On Wednesday, 13 trains were cancelled due to driver sickness. last_img read more

London slavery case couple were leaders of a Maoist collective

first_imgA COUPLE WHO allegedly held three women as “slaves” in a London house for 30 years were prominent Maoist activists in the 1970s, according to UK media reports.The couple, named by British newspapers as Indian-born Aravindan Balakrishnan and his Tanzanian wife Chanda, were arrested on after their three alleged captives were freed in a police operation.One of the victims, aged 30, is believed to have spent her entire life in servitude.A Marxist history website said Balakrishnan, 73, was a high-ranking member of the Communist Party of England (Marxist-Leninist) but had been suspended in 1974 because of the “conspiratorial and splittist activities” of his “clique”.The website also said Balakrishnan, dubbed “Comrade Bala”, had been arrested in 1978 along with his wife during an attempt by police to shut down a Maoist centre in south London’s Brixton area.Police have confirmed the couple were arrested in the 1970s, but have not said why.Detectives have refused to confirm the identities of the couple, who have been bailed until January pending further investigations.The three “slaves” — a 57-year-old Irish woman, a Malaysian aged 69 and the 30-year-old Briton — were freed on 25 October after one of them secretly contacted a charity.Police said the women, who are believed to have been living in a flat in Brixton, were brainwashed and had reported being beating, but did not appear to have been sexually abused.They were occasionally allowed out of the house and detectives are working to understand the “invisible handcuffs” that were used to control them.‘Shared ideology’Police revealed on Saturday that the two older victims had met their male captor through a “shared political ideology” and initially lived with him as part of a collective.Meanwhile media reported that the youngest of the victims, had bombarded a male neighbour with love letters but warned him not to confront her “mad and evil” captors.“I’m like a fly trapped in a spider’s web,” she reportedly told 26-year-old Marius Feneck in one of around 500 letters sent to him over eight years.“These monsters here are mad and evil and racist — they’ve locked all doors and windows and keep keys on themselves at all times,” she is said to have written.Police said today they were investigating 13 addresses linked to the couple, who came to Britain in the 1960s and are suspected of immigration offences as well as involvement in forced labour.Detectives carried out house-to-house inquiries at the weekend in Brixton, one of London’s poorer, more ethnically-diverse districts that was the scene of notorious anti-government riots in the 1980s.The exact address where the women were held has not been identified, but the police operation centred on a modern, low-rise block of flats in Brixton’s Peckford Place.Specially-trained officers are now working with the women to try to understand what happened to them. All 37 officers in Scotland Yard’s Human Trafficking Unit are working on the investigation.Home Secretary Theresa May said yesterday that tackling modern slavery in Britain was a “personal priority” and that other victims were “hidden in plain sight”.- © AFP, 2013Read: Suspect in London slavery case is older than first thoughtlast_img read more

Pour maigrir il faut manger lentement

first_imgPour maigrir, il faut manger lentementSuède – L’équipe du Pr Södersten, de l’Institut Karolinska de Stockholm, a mis au point un appareil de mesure de la vitesse à laquelle une personne mange. Elle a ainsi pu constater que, quel que soit le contenu de l’assiette, le fait de manger lentement limiterait la prise de poids.Le mandomètre, mis au point par les chercheurs suédois, prend la forme d’une petite balance à placer sous l’assiette. Les capteurs situés dans la balance sont reliés à un ordinateur afin de mesurer la vitesse de consommation du repas, le poids de la nourriture pris dans l’assiette à chaque fourchette et le temps d’absorption de cette nourriture. À lire aussiBaccalauréat, l’alimentation à la rescousse !L’ordinateur peut ensuite comparer ces données à une “ligne idéale” mise au point par un nutritionniste. Ainsi, les données permettent de savoir si le repas a été pris de façon trop lente ou trop rapide et si celui-ci permettait de remplir correctement les besoins nutritionnels (taux de satiété).L’équipe du Pr Hamilton-Shield, de la clinique de l’obésité de l’hôpital pour enfants de Bristol (Angleterre), a utilisé le mandomètre auprès de 106 jeunes âgés de 9 à 17 ans en surpoids. Les participants étaient encouragés à faire au moins une heure de sport par jour et à suivre les recommandations nutritionnelles d’un régime équilibré.Au bout d’un an d’utilisation du mandomètre, les jeunes qui mangeaient trop vite consomment désormais de plus petites portions de nourriture à une vitesse réduite de 11%. Leur indice de masse corporelle (IMC) a baissé en moyenne de 2,1. De plus, six mois après la fin des tests, les résultats ont été maintenus. Cette bonne alimentation a permis aussi d’améliorer le taux de “bon” cholestérol (HDL) chez ces jeunes.Le 20 janvier 2010 à 10:11 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Family Arrested In Ohio Killings Found On The Kenai

first_imgThe four were named as George “Billy” Wagner III; Angela Wagner; and their sons George Wagner IV and Edward “Jake” Wagner.Last year, the family moved to the Central Kenai Peninsula and purchased trailers on a private property. The arrests are the culmination of a massive investigative effort since seven adults and 16-year-old boy were found dead in 2016 at four homes near Piketon. A message was left with a lawyer who has been representing the Wagners in the investigation. An attorney has said previously the family cooperated with investigators.center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Investigators in Ohio have arrested four former Ohio residents as part of the investigation in the unsolved slaying of eight family members in 2016.last_img

Awards to Narendra Modi from Muslim countries in over five years

first_imgNew Delhi: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi receiving Order of Zayed, UAEs’ highest civilian order, the tally of awards being conferred on him from Muslim countries has reached six in over five years which underlines his efforts at boosting India’s ties with the Islamic world. These awards come amid India’s continuous efforts to sideline Pakistan on the issue of terrorism with recent one from UAE ensuring that New Delhi’s relations with the Muslim world are better than ever before. Also Read – Shah urges women to shun plastic bags Advertise With Us Top government sources say that such widespread recognition from the Muslim world is a “tight slap” for Pakistan, which is making one failed attempt after another to isolate India, particularly among Islamic nations. After India abrogated Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan is making hue and cry and leaving no stone unturned to internationalise the issue. Also Read – Free bus travel for women gets Cabinet nod Advertise With Us “Pakistan now realises that this is a New India that will engage with the world and also ensure that perpetrators of terror are isolated,” a source said. As of now, Modi has received Bahrain’s the King Hamad Order of the Renaissance, UAEs’ Order of Zayed, Palestine’s Grand Collar of the State of Palestine, Afghanistan’s Amir Amanullah Khan Award, Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz Sash Award and Maldives’ Rule of Nishan Izzuddeenon. Advertise With Us The officials feel that “innovative foreign policy” of Prime Minister Modi has ensured that India’s relations with the Muslim world are better than ever before. “Prime Minister Modi’s personal diplomatic outreach has yielded great results for India as far as the Muslim world is concerned. It has got home substantial investment, led to a rise in Haj quota and ensured the return of several prisoners in West Asia, united with their loved ones,” said an official. Prime Minister Modi has always maintained that these awards are not merely for a person but for 130 crore Indians and their value systems.last_img read more

MipTV Quiet Canneseries Divides Opinions

first_imgSTXsurreal’s answer is to try and bring film talent to the party. It showed Robert and Racer Rodriguez’s “The Limit,” a high-octane action project with Michelle Rodriguez, to MipTV delegates. Rodriguez told Variety that he is already lining up his next VR projects with STX. “It will be either a sequel to this or a thriller we are working on. We could be shooting it as early as the summer.” ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 CANNES —  MipTV closed Thursday its quietest edition in years, wracked by French air and rail strikes, dreary weather and most important market change and larger competition from February’s BBC Showcase and May’s L.A. Screenings.2018 MipTV attendance came in around 10,000, said Laurine Garaude, director of Reed Midem’s Television Division, which organizes the content trade fair. That compares to official estimates of 11,000 for 2016 and 10,500 for 2017. Some “hundreds” of participants were no-shows because of the strikes, addedJerome Delhaye, Reed Midem director of the entertainment division.In a bigger picture, however, as broadcast networks restructure as content creator-owners, not passive broadcasters of acquired product, MipTV is having to reinvent itself, launching “major strategic developments,” said Garaude, Its traditional role as a sales market less required, it is becoming ever more a production forum. The biggest structural development affecting MipTV has come from Cannes mayor David Lisnard, however: Drama series festival Canneseries, which ran parallel to MipTV.Won by Israel’s “When Heroes Fly,” Canneseries also wrapped Wednesday night after a first edition which sparked a hugely divisive range of reactions.The TV drama series industry, especially companies with titles in competition, warmed to the event.“Canneseries proved to be a great launchpad for “When Heroes Fly,” because people from around the world discovered the series for the first time on a big screen with top conditions and gave it a large ovation,” said Alon Shtruzman, CEO of Keshet Intl, which is selling the series. He added that “buyers were motivated by positive word of mouth, Keshet recently selling the series in several markets.In large contrast, however, an excoriating article in influential French newspaper Liberation slammed the new festival.“Canneseries: the first edition of a festival where one’s n0t waiting for the second,” the headline ran of an article which slammed Cannes titles as “mothballed.”Variety’s reviews of the two highest-profile titles at Canneseries, Sandra Oh’s “Killing Eve,” and Harlen Coban’s out of competition “Safe” starring “Dexter’s Michael C. Hall, were both thumbs up. Canneseries did well to score for competition the biggest new title coming out of Latin America: Gael Garcia Bernal’s Fox-backed “Here on Earth,” and “Where Heroes Fly,” a novel Israel/Colombia anti-war action thriller from one of Israeli on-the-rise showrunners Omri Given (“Hostages“).What Canneseries lacked was a huge coup of the stature of Series Mania’s last year when it world premiered the opening episodes of the third and final season of HBO’s “The Leftovers,” with Damon Lindelof in attendance as Series Mania’s jury president.Absent too at Cannes Series was the mass glamor night after night of Hollywood stars and “A”-list creators that flock to the Mays’ Cannes Festival, or the ultimate affidavit of a big new drama series festival: Huge billboards dominating the Croisette of series from the two companies which started or now drive the global drama series revolution: HBO and Netflix. HBO has chosen to support Canneseries French government backed rival, Lille’s Series Mania, where it will world premiere “Succession” in two weeks time: Netflix did indeed two series at Canneseries: “Safe” and “Undercover,” which it announced as its first Dutch-language series. Lacking French first-window rights to either, it did not advertise its involvement in either, nor have execs at In Development, where top execs at largely European companies such as Studiocanal and Federation Ent. fired off questions at producers/creators pitching projects or pr peopled (often excellent) panels.Featuring projects from often new talent rather than big TV players, Canneseries’ main industry event, In Development, drew mixed reactions. One U.S executive called it “a valiant effort and “useful” for newer producers getting into development and/or co-productions. They added, however, that they had hoped for “more buyers/decisions makers” attendance being “mainly producers and more local (i.e., EU and lots of France). “It’s definitely not Content London or Series Mania,” the executive added.It has taken Series Mania eight years of huge effort to build to  position where it enjoys the confidence if at least some elite U.S. companies. Backed by France’s Canal Plus, Cannes Series set out at least in its first edition to highlight drama series from largely outside the U.S.Launched by Cannes mayor David Lisnard, the future of Canneseries which was enthusiastically embraced by Cannes’ townsfolk, will most probably be determined by macro political decision.The future of MipTV revolves, ever more around premium drama and MipFormats mini-market and high-end drama events. Notably on Wednesday, when MipTV was winding down, In Development, which was housed at Cannes’ Gare Maritime, remained packed.Marking the biggest production news of the market, “The Wire’s” David Simon and Spain’s Mediapro announced they are in co-development on a new Simon series project, “A Dry Run,” about Abraham Lincoln Battalion members fighting fascism in the Spanish Civil War. In the highest-profile sales deal, France’s Canal Plus announced it had acquired Phoebe Waller Bridge’s Canneseries’ competition favorite “Killing Eve.”MipFormats was abuzz with talk of how the SVOD players are starting to reinvent unscripted in the way they have already done in scripted. “The Biggest Loser” creator David Broome said he designed his Netflix series, “Ultimate Beastmaster,” with binge-viewing in mind.  “As a format creator you think about ‘how am I going to get these people to move down to the next episode?’ because it’s all about bingeing.”Several big talent shows were in evidence at MipFormats – “The Four,” “All Together Now” – as the search for the next big format continues. NBCU Alternative Studios was also shopping formats out as the U.S. becomes an exporter.But content creation in general faces challenges, Facebook and STX’s virtual reality arms both told MipTV goers.In the case of Facebook, it is that with major consolidation underway “there is more money for content than ever before but the problem is the biggest checkbook wins,” said Matthew Henick, the company’s head of content strategy and planning. at  a MipTV keynote.“It is very hard for new entrants and distribution to come up and compete.” One way through the clutter is what Henick dubbed “social entertainment” – programming that engages with consumers in real-time and is distributed globally.“You will have two types of scripts when creating: One we all know about is what the actors are doing; the next one is what your audience is doing with your content.”STXsurreal said the following day the virtual reality market has not yet had its breakthrough moment.“The big question to be answered is despite the billions of dollars invested in the technology behind VR, and despite massive enthusiasm from early adopters, why hasn’t the medium broken through?” noted Rick Rey, co-president, VR & immersive entertainment, at STXsurreal, the VR arm of film-TV studio STX. 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Jake Gyllenhaal Joins the MCU Coulson Begins More Marvel Movie News

first_img James Gunn Once Again Directing ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’Dark Phoenix Trailer Released & More Marvel Movie News Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. .@ClarkGregg teases his role in the upcoming #CaptainMarvel movie: https://t.co/U2HxkSlATs pic.twitter.com/XutxLdGvsv— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) May 18, 2018“He’s a bit of a new guy in S.H.I.E.L.D. He’s a lot younger,” Gregg said. “It’s the earliest we will have seen him, so when he says, ‘Mr. Stark, this isn’t my first rodeo,’ in Iron Man, this is maybe the rodeo he’s talking about.” Now that’s an interesting thought. What was Phil Coulson’s first rodeo? Well, it apparently involved the Skrulls, that’s about all we know about Captain Marvel at this point. With his easygoing confidence in Phase 1 MCU movies and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., it’ll be interesting to see a less sure Coulson. What does that guy look like on his first day? It’s a shame we won’t get to see any of the other agents, particularly Ming-Na Wen’s Agent May. It’d make sense if she were starting out at the same time as Coulson, and it’d be cool to see her character existing somewhere in the movies. But the movies and TV shows can’t really touch each other anymore. It’s too bad, but what can you do?Finally, we have a new TV spot for Ant-Man and the Wasp that proves this movie is coming out at the perfect time. The more footage we see of this movie, the more it looks like the perfect pick-me-up after Avengers: Infinity War. That ending destroyed us all, and we need something lighthearted and comic to keep us going until Captain Marvel and Avengers 4. It’s looking like Ant-Man and the Wasp will fill that role nicely.They’re really having a lot of fun with the size-changing stuff in this one. I can’t tell what I like more, that awesome car flip or the giant Hello Kitty PEZ dispenser. Also, Ghost looks like a fantastic villain, and Evangeline Lilly is pure action hero in this trailer. The stakes aren’t as high as in Avengers: Infinity War, and we don’t need them to be. The first Ant-Man was a perfect foil to Avengers: Age of Ultron, and it’s looking like this will fill the same role. And I’m glad they’re addressing the whole Captain America: Civil War thing. It is just a little messed up that Scott didn’t even think of asking Hope along. Now I just hope it gives us a good explanation for where Ant-Man was during Infinity War.We’ll find out soon enough. Ant-Man and the Wasp comes out in theaters July 6. Stay on target It’s still weird to think about there being movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Avengers 4. With what little we know about it, plus the events of Avengers: Infinity War, there’s really no way to know what they’ll look like. The only sure thing is they’ll still be superhero films. At this point, the only Phase 4 movies we know for sure are coming are sequels. So at least we can be relatively certain they’ll resemble their predecessors. The sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming (which I really hope is called Spider-Man: Prom) will be another lightly comic superhero high school melodrama. Only with a new villain this time. And now we know who that villain is.Jake Gyllenhaal is in talks to play Mysterio in the next movie, according to Variety. That’s pretty perfect casting, actually. After seeing how dark the actor can go in Nightcrawler, he can certainly bring a ton of terror to a comic book villain like Mysterio. I’m just glad the villain is finally getting his big screen debut. He was always my favorite of Spider-Man’s rogues. I loved his theatricality, his ability to surprise Spider-Man, and his cool magic tricks. Also, he has that fish bowl head. I can’t tell you why young me liked that look, I can only tell you that I did. Gyllenhaal can certainly play up the theatrics and give us a great magic show, so I can’t wait to see what they do with him.Once again, the movie will be a joint production between Marvel Studios and Sony. Pretty much everyone’s returning for the sequel, too. Aside from the obvious returns like Tom Holland, Marissa Tomei and Zendaya, director Jon Watts is back and Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley are writing the script again. The movie will also see the return of The Vulture. Yes, Michael Keaton has signed on for the sequel, so Tom Holland’s Spider-Man hasn’t seen the last of his original nemesis. There’s no word on the plot of the movie, but I have a theory.This is pure speculation, but based on what the comics usually do with Mysterio, this is what I think is likely. The comics (and animated series, and video game) love to have Mysterio make fake Spideys. The movie could be about The Vulture meeting Mysterio and teaming up with him to get revenge on Spider-Man, ruin his good name, and thereby get back into his family’s good graces. Mysterio could make a fake Spider-Man commit high-profile crimes, forcing Peter to navigate a New York that doesn’t like him. Probably without much assistance from any Avenger this time. It would also give the movie a good reason to introduce The Daily Bugle. And if it does, please recast J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson. There’s really no one else who can do it.Clark Gregg (via Marvel)Before we get there though, we still have a few movies to go before Marvel closes out Phase 3. The most exciting of which is Captain Marvel. The movie comes out next February, and will take place more than 10 years before any other Marvel movie. That means we’re going to be learning a lot about some MCU mainstays. Particularly Nick Fury and Agent Coulson. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Clark Gregg said he was thrilled that Captain Marvel would be bringing Coulson back to the big screen. He also revealed that we’re going to see some of the character’s earliest days in S.H.I.E.L.D.last_img read more

Researchers devise a means to obtain abnormal grain growth in metal using

first_img More information: Abnormal Grain Growth Induced by Cyclic Heat Treatment, Science 27 September 2013: Vol. 341 no. 6153 pp. 1500-1502 DOI: 10.1126/science.1238017ABSTRACTIn polycrystalline materials, grain growth occurs at elevated temperatures to reduce the total area of grain boundaries with high energy. The grain growth rate usually slows down with annealing time, making it hard to obtain grains larger than a millimeter in size. We report a crystal growth method that employs only a cyclic heat treatment to obtain a single crystal of more than several centimeters in a copper-based shape-memory alloy. This abnormal grain growth phenomenon results from the formation of a subgrain structure introduced through phase transformation. These findings provide a method of fabricating a single-crystal or large-grain structure important for shape-memory properties, magnetic properties, and creep properties, among others. Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. It’s the fineness of the grind Journal information: Science Citation: Researchers devise a means to obtain abnormal grain growth in metal using cyclic heat treatment (2013, September 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-09-abnormal-grain-growth-metal-cyclic.htmlcenter_img (Phys.org) —A team of researchers from Tohoku University and Kyoto University in Japan has found a way to cause abnormal grain growth in metal crystals using cyclic heat treatment. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes how they came up with the approach, how well it works and how it might be used in future applications. © 2013 Phys.org In the never ending struggle to develop more kinds of metals that are suitable for a larger variety of purposes, scientists have studied the very nature of metals to better learn how it is they perform the way they do under different circumstances. Creating them one way, for example, results in a highly bendable but relatively weak metal—creating them another way can produce just the opposite. As part of the research involving metals, scientists have discovered that metals hold their shape in ways that are very similar to ceramics—it’s all based on crystal formation and how the crystals bind to one another.With metals, crystals bond together where they interface, known in the trade as the Grain Boundary (GB). Treating the metal can cause changes to the boundary which in turn impacts the properties of the finished product. Unfortunately, working with metals is still oftentimes more art than science—how grain boundaries form and impact interactions between crystals is still not wholly understood. What is known is that applying heat can cause the GB to stretch, causing longer grain formation—the result is a metal that can better endure multiple bends. Unfortunately, adding heat can only go so far, which is why researchers continue to look for ways to change the GB to add more desirable properties to metals.In this new effort, the researchers tried a cycling method—applying heat, allowing for cooling, then reapplying for as many times as appears to be beneficial. They applied the heat cycling to a copper based shape-memory alloy (metal that has been developed to revert automatically back to its original shape under certain specified conditions). Doing so they found, resulted in what metallurgists call Abnormal Grain Growth (AGG) which is where some of the crystals grow to different sizes than their neighbors. When it occurs in beneficial ways, as it did in the researchers experiment, it can result in the development of much longer grains, which translate to more robust metals.The researchers believe their technique might be used to create alloys with longer service lives and also may serve as the jumping off point for a whole new line of research, dedicated to better understanding the relationship between grain size as it relates to GB and the way it is changed with heat. The microstructure of a Cu-Al-Mn alloy with simple isothermal heat treatment and cyclic heat treatment. Credit: Science 27 September 2013: Vol. 341 no. 6153 pp. 1500-1502 DOI: 10.1126/science.1238017last_img read more

A classical performance by music maestros

first_imgIt’s that time of the year again when legendary musical maestros are slated to perform at one of India’s oldest music festivals – Shriram Shankarlal Music Festival 2017 – that is almost as old as Independent India. The Shriram Shankarlal Music Festival has been curated by Padmashree Shobha Deepak Singh, festival director and vice-chairperson of Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra (SBKK) and will be held in the SBKK lawns from March 30 to April 2, from 7 pm to 10:30 pm. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe four day festival will kickstart with a vocal performance by the doyenne of Hindustani music Girjia Devi followed by vocals by Ajoy Chakraborty. Other participating artists are Manjiri Asanare (vocal), Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma (instrumental on santoor), Biswajit Roy Chowdhury (instrumental on sarod), Rashid Khan (vocal); Purbayan Chatterjee (instrumental on sitar) and the grand finale on April 2 will be by none other than Pandit Jasraj.”This is the 70th edition of the festival and, after many years, we are hosting it in open air in the lawns of SBKK. In its nascent years, it was only the senior artists who were part of the festival, but now, we make special effort to include younger talent as well. Contrary to popular belief that classical music is losing its audience base, the success of the festival year after year proves that there is not only a discerning audience for classical music but also that classical music retains its unique position on Indian arts,” says Shobha Deepak Singh. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe festival which began as a small concert with an informal gathering of musicians at Sumitra Charat Ram’s (the founder-patron of SBKK) house at Delhi’s Curzon Road has now become a forum for the talented youth alongside the most authentic traditional musicians.Keeping in mind the season and the spirit of festivity, the artists are slated to perform songs around Holi, Chaiti, Kajri, dadra and Ram bhajans.last_img read more

Querétaro first city in Mexico to ban use of plastic bags

first_imgSantiago de Querétaro, Querétaro — The City of Querétaro has taken an unprecedented step in Mexico, becoming the first city in the country to prohibit the use of plastic bags in stores and other establishments.By unanimous decision, the City Council approved the Regulation of Environmental Protection and Climate Change, which stipulates economic sanctions of up to 200,000 peso to anyone who violates the new provision.“The objective is not to sanction, it is to raise awareness, it is not to punish, it is to collaborate as a city to save our planet,” said Marcos Aguilar, municipal president of Querétaro.A diagnosis made by the municipality revealed that two million disposable bags are used everyday in the city, each one taking between 100 and 500 years to degrade, in addition to generating 8,000 kilograms of carbon dioxide.The state capital city has begun a campaign to prevent an exorbitant increase in the amount of garbage per person by inviting citizens who are sending gifts this season, to do so without the wrapping.“Recall that on average throughout the year, each of us generate a 1.5 kilos of garbage. That means on average 13,000 tons of waste per day, and in the holiday season, it increases by double by the wrappings used on gifts,” said Tanya Müller García, Secretary of the Environment of Mexico City.Bags that are accepted are those that are made of any reusable material.As of April 1, 2018, more than 2 million of these items will be discontinued in stores and other businesses, preventing thousands of tons of plastic from reaching landfills.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

PATA announces 2010 Grand and Gold Award winners

first_img<a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/22427/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&amp;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2010 PATA Gold Awards, sponsored by the Macau Government Tourist Office. This year the awards recognise the achievements of 24-separate organisations and individuals. Therefore the 2010, you will see 24 PATA Grand and Gold Awards presented, with multiple awards going to Hong Kong Tourism Board, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, and Tourism Authority of Thailand. The awards ceremony takes place on September 17th during PATA Travel Mart 2010 at the Venetian Macao~Resort~Hotel, Macau SAR. PATA Grand Awards are presented to outstanding entries in the four principal categories: Marketing, Education and Training, Environment, and Heritage. This year, the Grand Awards go to Tourism New Zealand in the marketing category; Banyan Tree Spa Academy for education and training; AlamKulKul Boutique Resort, Bali for environment, and Ministry of Tourism, Government of India in the heritage category. The Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) has generously sponsored the PATA Gold Awards for the past 15 years. Jo?o Manuel Costa Antunes, director, MGTO said, “Our congratulations to all the winners for their outstanding achievements, which are also excellent examples to encourage the industry to pursue excellence, innovation and advancement. We look forward to welcoming the winners as well as travel trade stakeholders, to the PATA Travel Mart 2010 in Macau this September.”PATA Grand Awards 2010 Education and TrainingBanyan Tree Spa AcademyBanyan Tree SpaWhen the Banyan Tree Spa Academy in Phuket was opened in 2001, it was a world-first for a resort. It developed a fully trained, talented therapist base that helped to enter new markets and grow the chain from one Banyan Tree Spa in 1994 to more than 61 Banyan Tree and Angsana Spas today. The Therapist Training Programme at Banyan Tree Spa Academy was developed and implemented to train new recruits, and encompasses all areas of spa therapy. This includes knowledge of the human anatomy and important pressure points, modern and traditional massage techniques, variation of body weight for different techniques, knowledge of skin epidermis and facial applications, properties of different herbs and spices, preparation of spa ingredients, setting up of treatment rooms and spa pavilions, and standard greeting procedures. To date, the Spa Academy has trained over 1,000 therapists for all the Banyan Tree Spas and Angsana Spas globally. The special emphasis on Banyan Tree Spa’s service concept to empower trainees to deliver the Banyan Tree Spa experience with consistency, finesse and sensitivity has enabled it to garner over 100-awards and accolades globally, making the Banyan Tree Spa one of the most renowned spa brands around the world.EnvironmentJantung Hijau, Green HeartAlamKulKul Boutique Resort Bali, IndonesiaJantung Hijau or Green Heart is an environmental awareness programme first introduced to AlamKulKul Boutique Resort employees in early 2000. Every staff member was asked to bring a tree along to the Family Day. Prizes were awarded for the most exotic species of native greenery. Every tree was later planted in the hotel grounds with each staff members’ name attached to it. The resort has repeatedly been involved in ‘green’ projects including beach clean-ups and working with the Balinese community to adopt local sites of cultural interest. The entire property no longer uses precious ground water reserves. The greatest achievement is continued effort to re-green the island of Bali through mass plantings. The Resort has planted more than 25,000-trees around Bali over the past 10-years. This endeavour in fact preceded Indonesia’s commitment during the Copenhagen Environmental Summit, to plant a billion trees in an effort to counteract the effects of global warming.Heritage Rural Tourism Project – Case Study of Hodka VillageMinistry of Tourism, Government of India The Rural Tourism Project was conceptualised in 2003 by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) at 36-rural sites in 20 states. This has now been extended to another 133 villages. This winning entry for the PATA Gold Award 2010 is specifically for the Shaam-e-Sarhad resort of the rural tourism project at Hodka village in the Kachchh district of Gujarat. Sustainable visitor strategies based on art, craft, cultural, natural heritage and environment care, can hence target larger tourism yields, which could contribute significantly to conservation, and the rural sector in particular. The Project facilitates interactive experiences of rural life for the paying visitor, who is the direct income route for the local communities. The project’s key action routes include the formation of rural self help groups, tourism marketing and governance structures, backed by convergent support to sustainable village infrastructure, waste management and environment car. The focus is thereby on sustainable capacity building with local stakeholder participation, wherein women and the rural poor are target beneficiaries.MarketingYour Big BreakTourism New Zealand, New ZealandAn innovative short film competition gave amateur film-makers the opportunity to create a film that would become part of the internationally acclaimed ‘100% Pure New Zealand’ marketing campaign. With support from Academy Award winning producer Barrie Osborne and legendary New Zealand director Peter Jackson, tapped into American consumers’ love of movies and celebrity culture. The campaign used social media, online marketing and PR, to raise awareness of New Zealand as a holiday destination in the USA.PATA Gold Awards 2010 1. Marketing – Primary Government Destination Eco Tourism Marketing CampaignMinistry of Tourism, Government of India2. Marketing – Secondary Government DestinationHong Kong Food and Wine Year Destination CampaignHong Kong Tourism Board3. Marketing – HospitalityOutrigger Laguna Phuket Resort and Villas Opening CampaignOutrigger Hotels and Resorts, Asia4. Marketing – Industry Let your Mind TravelKuoni Travel India, India5. Ecotourism ProjectABS-CBN Foundation-Bantay KalikasanIwahig River Community- Based Ecotourism Project, Philippines6. Corporate Environmental ProgrammePromote Ecology and Conservation on LantauNgong Ping 360 Limited, Hong Kong SAR7. Environmental Education ProgrammeQantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable TourismQantas Airways Ltd, Australia8. HeritageThe Launch of Sofitel Legend Metropole HanoiSofitel Luxury Hotels Asia Pacific, Thailand9. CultureBaan Mae KampongTourism Authority of Thailand10. Education and TrainingChild Protection WorkshopKuoni Destination Management, India 11. Marketing Media – Consumer Travel BrochureRevamping Consumer Travel Brochures of Sri Lanka TourismSri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, Sri Lanka12. Marketing Media – Travel Advertisement Broadcast MediaThailand Talks to the WorldTourism Authority of Thailand13. Marketing Media – Travel Advertisement Print MediaMahatma Gandhi CreativeMinistry of Tourism, Government of India14. Marketing Media – Travel PosterLIVE LOVE Campaign Poster and Quick Screen SeriesHong Kong Tourism Board15. Marketing Media – Promotional Travel Video A Trip to the Heart-Warming Country of KoreaKorea Tourism Organization16. Marketing Media – Public Relations CampaignHow to Launch a Large Hotel in a Challenged Market and New Brand ibisAccor Asia Pacific and ibis Singapore on Bencoolen17. Marketing Media – Web sitewww.keralatourism.org: The Best Tourism Website in IndiaKerala Tourism, India18. Travel Journalism – Destination ArticleFeasts of Hong KongChristian KerberTravel +Leisure Magazine, September 2009, USA19. Travel Journalism – Travel PhotographWhale Shark, Ningaloo ReefRolex Awards/Jurgen FreundQatar Airways In-Flight magazine Oryx, December 2009Agency Fish, United Kingdom20. Travel Journalism – Travel GuidebookKayak PhilippinesPrimer Group of Companies and Philippines Department of Tourism  Source = PATAlast_img read more

by Michael Sisak The Associated Press Posted

first_img by Michael Sisak, The Associated Press Posted Feb 6, 2018 4:31 pm PDT Last Updated Feb 6, 2018 at 8:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this Aug. 22, 2017, file photo, Bill Cosby leaves Montgomery County Courthouse after a hearing in his sexual assault case in Norristown, Pa. Cosby’s lawyers said in a court filing Tuesday that they’ll seek a delay to allow them more time to investigate allegations from the 19 women prosecutors are seeking to call as witnesses. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) PHILADELPHIA – Bill Cosby’s lawyers said Tuesday that they would seek to delay his April 2 sexual assault retrial if some of his other accusers are given a chance to testify.The 80-year-old entertainer’s legal team raised the prospect of postponing the retrial in court papers that opposed a prosecution bid to let jurors hear from up to 19 other women who say Cosby drugged and molested them.Cosby’s lawyers argued they would need extra time to look into the women’s allegations if any of them were permitted to testify.Some of the allegations date to the 1960s, the lawyers wrote, and are “virtually impossible to defend against” now that memories have faded, some witnesses are dead and evidence is long gone.“Developing a defence to any of these outdated claims will require unusual amounts of investigative effort that cannot be completed by the present trial date,” the lawyers wrote.Judge Steven O’Neill is expected to rule next month on whether any of the accusers will be allowed to testify at the second trial. Jury selection is slated to begin March 29.Prosecutors are counting on other accusers testifying to show that an alleged assault in 2004 that led to Cosby’s only criminal charges was part of a five-decade pattern of drugging and harming women.Cosby has pleaded not guilty to charges he drugged and molested former Temple University women’s basketball official Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home. He remains free on bail.Prosecutors tried to call as many as 13 other accusers as witnesses at Cosby’s first trial, which ended in a deadlock last June, but O’Neill allowed only one to take the stand.Kelly Johnson, who worked for Cosby’s agent, testified Cosby knocked her out with a pill during a 1996 meeting at the Bel-Air Hotel. She said she woke up to find her dress disheveled, her breasts exposed and Cosby forcing her to touch his genitals.For Cosby’s retrial, prosecutors have added six women to the potential witness list, including model Janice Dickinson and a performer who opened for Cosby in Denver in the early 1980s.Cosby’s lawyers argued that the other accusers’ largely unsubstantiated accusations aren’t enough to meet the strict legal standard for letting prosecutors present evidence of a defendant’s prior bad conduct.They argued that allowing the women to take the witness stand would force the jury make separate determinations about whether Cosby harmed them, devolving his retrial into a series of mini-trials.The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand, Johnson and Dickinson have done.center_img Cosby lawyers: Delay trial if other accusers get to testifylast_img read more

Four arrests in Ayia Napa murder case

first_imgThree men from the Famagusta district aged 27, 36 and 44 and another from Nicosia, 35, were arrested on Wednesday in connection with the murder two weeks ago of 33-year-old Gary Boris Christodoulou, who was found dead with two bullets to his head near the motorway just outside Ayia Napa.The four men, all Greek Cypriots, were arrested at around noon after police secured testimony linking them to the case.They are expected to be taken to court on Thursday to be remanded.Christodoulou was found dead – with two gunshots to his head – late on November 1, in an acacia grove around 100 metres from his car, which had been driven into a ditch next to the hard shoulder of the Rizoelia to Ayia Napa road motorway.His body was found after a passer-by had reported to police earlier that night that she had seen a car which seemed to have been involved in an accident on the motorway, around a kilometre from the roundabout that leads to Paralimni.The post mortem revealed that Christodoulou received four gunshots, two to the head and two to his upper body. He was known to police in relation with past drugs cases.Reports speculated that the killing could be linked to a gangland shooting at an Ayia Napa restaurant in June 2016 in which four people died, including a police officer and his wife who were having dinner with an underworld figure. Christodoulou, according to reports, worked at an establishment in Ayia Napa that belonged to one of the people jailed for that incident.You May LikeInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesNew Rule in Rowland Heights, California Leaves Drivers FumingInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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