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first_imgLive images of the alleged Xiaomi Mi 5s have surfaced online, giving away key design elements of the Mi 5 successor. The Mi 5s, as per the leak, looks a lot like an Apple iPhone. It comes with a circular home button, below the display, that resembles Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint scanner. The images, for one, show how Xiaomi may copy Apple, and secondly, these contradict a previous report that said the Mi 5s will come with Qualcomm’s ultrasonic fingerprint sensor.It was said that the Xiaomi Mi 5s would ditch the home button altogether, because, well, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Sense ID lets you do that.The technology – that was unveiled by Qualcomm in March last year – essentially allows manufacturers to embed the fingerprint sensor within frames or panels, instead of relying on dedicated areas, like the home button.Xiaomi is also reported to borrow one more technology from Apple for the Mi 5s. The company is said to be working on a technology similar to Apple’s 3D Touch for quite some time now. The Mi 5s will reportedly come with a 3D Touch-like feature.Rumour has it that the Xiaomi Mi 5s will come with a 5.15-inch screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor clubbed with a whopping 6 gigs of RAM and up to 256GB of internal memory. The dualSIM phone will reportedly sport a 16-megapixel OIS camera on the rear alongside USB Type-C port and a 3,490mAh battery with support for Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0.Also Read: Xiaomi Mi 5s to come with 3D Touch, Snapdragon 821 CPU & 6GB RAM: Reportadvertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgLord’s granted permission to construct two new stands to increase stadium capacityThe redeveloped stands will improve sightlines for spectators and offer other amenities, such as integrated catering, wheelchair accessible spaces, and lift access to all levels.advertisement Reuters LondonJanuary 16, 2019UPDATED: January 16, 2019 18:14 IST Construction will begin after England’s second Ashes Test against Australia in August (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSThe 2 new stands will replace the existing Compton and Edrich stands at the Lord’sThe new three-tier stands will increase the stadium’s capacity to 31,000Construction will begin on August 24 and the new seats will be ready for use in 2020Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has been granted permission to construct two new stands at Lord’s to replace the existing Compton and Edrich stands and increase the stadium’s capacity to 31,000, it said on Wednesday.The new three-tier stands, to be built at the stadium’s Nursery End, will cost 50 million pounds ($64.37 million).The redeveloped stands will improve sightlines for spectators and offer other amenities, such as integrated catering, wheelchair accessible spaces, and lift access to all levels, the MCC said.Construction will begin on August 24 after England’s second Ashes Test against Australia and the new seats will be ready for use in 2020, the MCC said in a statement, adding that the fully fitted-out facilities would be completed by 2021.”MCC is delighted to receive planning permission for the redevelopment of the Compton and Edrich Stands. We are excited to be commencing another transformational development at Lord’s, and by raising the capacity to 31,000 we will be able to welcome more spectators to enjoy matches at the largest cricket ground in the country, here at the Home of Cricket,” MCC chief executive and secretary Guy Lavender said.MCC has been granted full planning permission by @CityWestminster to construct two new three-tier stands to replace the existing Compton & Edrich Stands.https://t.co/uCkCOdFgzA#LoveLords pic.twitter.com/xsuEbhE7k0Lord’s Cricket Ground (@HomeOfCricket) January 16, 2019″The redevelopment will be an outstanding addition delivering world-class facilities, ensuring that Lord’s remains the finest ground in the world to watch, and play cricket.”The MCC’s members will be asked to approve the plans at the club’s annual general meeting in May 2019.advertisementAlso Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Lord’sFollow Marylebone Cricket Clublast_img read more

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first_imgAPTN National NewsA devastating fire tore through dozens of homes in Iqaluit last night leaving scores of residents homeless.Making an already bad situation worse, -50 Celsius wind chill made fighting the fire even more difficult.APTN National News Iqaluit reporter Wayne Rivers reports from the scene.last_img

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first_imgBURNABY, B.C. – The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association filed a petition in B.C. Supreme Court on Thursday to get an injunction that would put the upcoming provincial proportional representation referendum on hold.The ICBA said in a release today that its petition lays out arguments that the referendum process is legally flawed and violates the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. In the filing, the organization argues that the referendum that was announced by the NDP government last year is not consistent with the Referendum Act, which calls for “a clear statement of the majority of voters on whether to implement a well-defined and comprehensible new voting system, or to keep the existing electoral system.”The ICBA also argues that the referendum violates foundational constitutional principles, which require a binding referendum on matters of fundamental importance to be “endorsed by a clear majority on a clear question,” and that the referendum does not meet sections 2(b) and 3 of the Charter. “Whether people support proportional representation or not, the process set out by the Horgan Government was rushed, the questions are confusing and the rules restrict voters from getting the information they need to make an informed decision,” said ICBA president Chris Gardner. “On fundamental democratic issues like this, British Columbians have a constitutional right to a clear question, open debate, and as much information as possible.”One month ago, Attorney General David Eby announced the recommendations made in a report on the proposed referendum.  Then last week, the government announced the full list of regulations that the government said would govern the referendum.The list of regulations on the upcoming referendum, and the full 49-page Supreme Court petition by the ICBA can be found below.last_img read more

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LONDON — In a bid to fight air pollution, London has introduced one of the world’s toughest vehicle emissions standards, placing a tax on older, more polluting cars that drive into the centre of the British capital.Starting Monday, the drivers of diesel cars more than 4 years old and of gasoline-powered engines more than 13 years old must pay a 12.50-pound ($16.30) fee day or night when entering central London. That’s on top of London’s congestion charge, which is 11.50 pounds ($15) between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays.Non-compliant trucks and buses face a 100-pound ($130) daily fee.London Mayor Sadiq Khan says the Ultra-Low Emission Zone is necessary since thousands die annually in London alone from toxic air. He says “the eyes of the world are on us.”The Associated Press read more

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The Minister is expected to brief Clinton on the progress in implementing the recommendations of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation (LLRC) commission.In March the U.S sponsored a resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council calling for the implementation of the LLRC recommendations. External Affairs Minister G.L Peiris left for the United States yesterday on a crucial visit where he will be meeting with U.S Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.A delegation is accompanying the Minister to the U.S during the visit which follows an invitation extended by Clinton. read more

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The court had earlier rejected the request to issue a warrant through Interpol but today the Fort Magistrate said it will decide on the order again on Friday.Udayanga Weeratunga is said to be in Ukraine and he is wanted to be questioned over the controversial MiG aircraft deal. (Colombo Gazette) The Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court will decide on Friday if to agree to a request to issue an arrest warrant for Sri Lanka’s former Ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga through Interpol.The police Financial Crimes Investigations Division sought the arrest warrant on Weeratunga as part of ongoing investigations over fraud. read more

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“Iraq has resumed pumping oil this morning under the United Nations ‘oil-for-food programme,'” spokesman Fred Eckhard told reporters at UN Headquarters in New York. Exports had been suspended since 4 June. Meanwhile, over the past week, oil overseers approved a new purchase contract for 2 million barrels of Iraqi crude, according to the UN office which oversees the humanitarian relief effort. There are currently 178 approved oil contracts covering 580 million barrels of oil. During the same period, the Security Council committee monitoring the sanctions against Iraq freed up five contracts worth $7.56 million, while placing on hold 50 new contracts valued at $93.3 million, the Office of the Iraq Programme said. The total value of “holds” now stands at over $3.4 billion. read more

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“Yesterday, on National Voter Registration Day, over 5,000 Kentuckians updated their registration or registered to vote for the first time,” said Grimes, Kentucky’s Chief Election Official. “This November our constitutional officers are on the ballot and my hope is that voters show up at the polls on Election Day.”On the heels of approximately 175,000 Kentucky voters’ records being designated as “inactive” by the State Board of Elections, Grimes has raised concerns to the State Board of Elections that many of these “inactive” voters voted as early as the 2018 General Election. “With the State Board of Elections designating voters as inactive or active, it’s important that Kentucky voters go review and update their registration,” said Grimes. Related Article: 1 drug company announces details of $5M opioid settlementThe deadline to register to vote in the 2019 General Election on November 5th is Monday, October 7th. FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced Wednesday that more than 1.2 million Kentuckians visited GoVoteKY.com, the Commonwealth’s first-ever online voter registration system.Of those visitors, over 200,000 have updated their registration with 79,448 registering to vote for the first time. – Advertisement – read more

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The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association [GGDMA] has asserted that since its establishment in 1983 it has shared cordial and respectful relationships with the different President’s dating all the way back to President LFS Burnham up to most recently President Donald Ramotar.However, the Miners Association said the incumbent President, David Granger, and his Administration has ushered in a new dispensation or cordiality, the hallmark of which is premised on neglect.According to the GGDMA, “it has been two years now that the APNU led collation is in Government and the Executives of the GGDMA has NOT been able to have a meeting with President Granger despite numerous requests to address current burning issues that are affecting the gold and diamond mining industry in Guyana.”See GGDMA’s full statement below:The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association [GGDMA] is disappointed in the manner it has been treated by the hierarchy of the APNU led administration.The GGDMA was founded over thirty years ago in 1983. Since its establishment, it has been recognized by industry actors, successive Government administrations, and other stakeholders as the body representing the gold and diamond mining industry in Guyana, particularly small and medium miners.The Association has an impressive record of achievements and has worked collaboratively with Governments at all levels dealing with mining and related hinterland issues.The GGDMA wishes to place on record that since its establishment the Association has enjoyed excellent relations with the late President LFS Burnham. So much so that Mr. Burnham had then Prime Minister, Ptolemy Reid portfolio expanded to be responsible for mining. Mr. Reid himself later became a Patron of the Association. This continued under the Presidency of the late Huge Desmond Hoyte, where President Hoyte saw it fit for the first time to have a miner serve in Parliament. Even when the administration changed in 1992 the GGDMA continued to enjoy excellent and cordial relations with Presidents’ Jagan, Jagdeo and Ramotar.Sad to say, it has been two years now that the APNU led collation is in Government and the Executives of the GGDMA has NOT been able to have a meeting with President Granger despite numerous requests to address current burning issues that are affecting the gold and diamond mining industry in Guyana.The previous leaders saw the immense contribution the Gold and Diamond Mining Sector was making to the nation’s economy. This continues to be so with the Gold and Diamond Mining Sector being the backbone of Guyana’s economy over the past ten [10] years with a failing agriculture sector.With Oil on the horizon, this administration seems to have forgotten all about the Gold and Diamond Mining Sector. How unfortunate, when it was the gold and diamond mining sector that was the backbone of Guyana’s economy over the past 10 years. Is it a case where the Government is:Forsaking tried and true [Mining and Agriculture] for the shiny and new [Oil and Gas]Looking at all Miners as Tax EvadersBranding all Miners as Criminals.The GGDMA is frustrated over the new tax regulations that are being pushed to miners. As a result of Budget 2017, the GGDMA have the following concerns on these new tax regulations, which has been communicated to the authorities but to no avail. These being: –Keeping of acceptable records; all of these operations are done in the interior locations where receipts and bills are often not obtained, especially by service providers.Application of Threshold to Tributors; the association is requesting that tributors be able to benefit from this threshold provision at the time that they are paid, where a provision can be made by the operation owner to deduct the 20% Tributors tax after the person has earned in excess of the $60,000 on a monthly basis. This would allow the Tributors to immediately start to benefit from this provision.Tax Rate; the association is requesting that there be a reduction of the 40% rate on the chargeable income for miners. With regards to the off-the-top payment of 5% Royalty to the GGMC along with the 2% upfront withholding Tax, the GGDMA feels that a provision can be made for payments at a lower tax rate for miners and/or alternatively a sliding scale against the US Dollar off-the-top.Filing of Returns; the GGDMA is suggesting that the deadline for filing of returns be extended from April 30 to a convenient later date given that many miners would need to make adjustments so as to comply with the new requirements.The GGDMA continues to be frustrated in the manner in which the GGMC is conducting its business. The GGMC needs to be modernized as soon as possible. Simple information requested from this agency seems to be an uphill task. One would expect that with all the royalty that is being collected, that a modern information management system would be in place at this agency, this is far from the case. Simple information requested which in this technology era should take minutes, sometimes takes days.The GGDMA would have submitted a list of fifteen [15] miners to the GGMC for a no objection for the allocation of duty free fuel, which was already vetted by the GRA. It has been one month now these documents are with the GGMC with no response. The GGDMA finds this behavior by the GGMC unacceptable and anti-business since the list of fifteen was already cleared by the GRA. In addition, miners would have had to purchase their fuel outside of this concession for April operations since the month is almost finish. The GGDMA also wishes to bring to the Government’s attention that miners would have lost the fuel concession available during a period last year due to the inefficiencies of Government Agencies.The GGDMA is open to meet with President Granger to address these and many other issues that are affecting its membership and the sector as a whole.In light of the above mentioned, the GGDMA asks the question, “Is this the better life that was promised to our Miners, who makes tremendous sacrifices and contribute so much to Guyana’s economy?” The GGDMA remains steadfast to promote and protect the rights, interest and welfare of all miners. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGGDMA believes mining is being criminalized; Begs for incentivesJune 17, 2014In “Business”DUBBED ‘THE ULTIMATE BETRAYAL’: GGDMA, Govt clash over planned removal of mining concessionsNovember 11, 2016In “Mining”GGDMA criticizes Gov’t for attitude towards mining industryJune 19, 2015In “Business” read more

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first_img FHTAGN & Loathing #1 Is the Horror Stoner Comedy We NeededRenegade Rule Dominates eSports and Friendship for an Epic Win Stay on target I don’t want to instigate anything. But I saw a little teaser on Instagram showing off retro Jason busting through a door from the new Friday the 13th: The Game. Can we expect Waxwork releases of the soundtrack anytime soon?Kevin: Oh we’re doin’ it. It’s going to be this crazy expansive double (maybe even triple) LP thing. I mean the game is so awesome and so much fun to play. And yes, it will be more than just retro Jason’s theme. It’s going to be all the music from the game. I even want to license that Misfits song that plays in the main cabin. We’re pretty tight with Jerry Only, so we just have to reach out at some point.Now that you’re answering my fanboy questions. I gotta ask about composer Douglas Pipes. You’ve re-released both the soundtracks he did for Trick r’ Treat and Krampus, can we expect a Monster House vinyl pressing?Kevin: Yeah actually, I have the masters right now. It’s now just working out a deal with the studio at this point. But yeah the music is ready to go. Michael and Douglas are great and so professional, I love those guys. We’re going to do more work with Michael down the road. But Douglas with House of Waxwork not only contributed a song for issue number one, but he is also going to be featured in issue number two with a song called Time Capsule. It’s classic Douglas Pipes with a hint of electronic tinge to it. I told him to pull out old synthesizers and just go nuts.I absolutely love everything Kevin, Suzy and the team at Waxwork put out, and I cannot wait to continue this haunted series. I’m like a kid again! House of Waxwork Issue #1 is available right now.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Waxwork Records has been putting out quality vinyl re-releases of some of your favorite film soundtracks since 2013. Some famed selections include Creepshow, The Thing, Trick r’ Treat & Friday the 13th Parts II & III. With Waxwork co-creator Kevin Bergeron being surrounded by so many talented composers and artists, he wanted to venture into something a bit more unique, while at the same time keeping the house that Waxwork built strong including vinyl. The idea sparked to life! How about comics and graphic novels bundled with companion soundtracks on deluxe, colored vinyl? The rest was history.Waxwork has a lot of really amazing vinyl records out right now, but I see there is more on the rise than just music. I’d love to hear how Waxwork came to be.Kevin: Waxwork got started around January 2013. I had received some records for Christmas from my co-owner and partner Suzy. A lot of them were soundtracks to horror films I really enjoyed like The Shining. For a long time, I’ve been a big fan of horror film scores. I thought this was so rad and we saw new labels popping here and there putting them out. I have a history of recording and releasing music in previous bands and it felt right. But wanted to put our own spin on this and asked “How do we do it ourselves?” We wanted to figure out a way to actually acquire the master tapes to these recordings. We wanted to get in touch with the directors and composers and get the liner notes from them. Nobody else was doing that. It created the deluxe experience. For instance, it was really exciting getting The Exorcist tapes, that’s coming out soon and it is transferred from the original 1973 recordings.That’s nuts! I purchased the Mad, Mad Monster Party vinyl back when Waxwork released it. I was impressed by the design that went into it. It felt like the ultimate treatment.Kevin: A lot of those kinds of films never even received their own release commercially, and sometimes I feel that’s criminal. There sometimes have been shoddy CD releases of them, but why not track down the original masters (which we did) and release them on vinyl? Because even in 1968, that’s how you enjoyed music. It’s just a classy/intimate way of experiencing these soundtracks, and we’re really happy to keep doing it. So let’s talk about House of Waxwork. This is a gorgeous vinyl ST & comic combo. This reminds me of the old LP’s that came with tiny read along books. Only this is so much cooler!Kevin: Yeah, Waxwork Comics is our new company. It’s the publishing wing of Waxwork records. I should just probably call the company Waxwork Entertainment since we are branching out into so many different things. We used to work very closely with Jay Yuenger of White Zombie before he moved to Spain. He has mastered basically everything we have released for the first couple of years of Waxwork. He told me once that “There is no reason for the things you do in life to not be perfect.” He wasn’t sunning me, just giving me great advice. So I’ve put that effort into Waxwork from the beginning to make everything perfect.The whole thing got started when Suzy and I were on a business trip, and out of the blue I just said: “Let’s release comics!” So we’ve always wanted a publishing wing where we could release books or any kind of literature. We already had a solid background where we released vinyl. Why don’t we pair up comic books (something that we love) and marry it with something we’re experienced with, which is vinyl? So when we got back to the studio, we started developing it immediately. We’ve met so many creators in the process, and it became a big endeavor. We thought about tackling existing properties at first, but it dawned on us that we wanted to create our own universe and everything’s going to be original.I’m loving the old EC Comics feel the project gives off. I also noticed that you wrote one of the stories. How does it feel to now call yourself a comic writer?Kevin: It feels good! I really feel like the story that I wrote is strong. I have a background in writing, so I think there will be more opportunities for me to dive into more when I have time. I was also able to contribute a song as well to issue number one.last_img read more

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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 18, 2017 – Providenciales – Detectives of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force have arrested and charged a 36 year old female and her 30 year old husband of Leeward Palms with Handling Stolen Goods in connection with a report that was made on Friday 7th April 2017.On that date, a complainant reported to police that around 8:55pm, he was at his home in Belglade Gardens when he was robbed by three masked men dressed in dark clothing with guns in their possession.  He further stated that one of the males pistol whipped him to the left side of his head causing an injury.   The culprits got away with a 2008 Silver Nissan Skyline car, Xbox game and a Jamaican Passport.   Three victim was taken to the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre and was later released.The duo are also arrested on suspicion of Aggravated Burglary and Robbery in connection to other reports.Press Release: RTCIPF#duoarrestedfromLeewardPalms Related Items:#duoarrestedfromLeewardPalms Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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first_img Posted: May 29, 2018 Legends Celebrity 5k to raise money for San Diego sports teams May 29, 2018 FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom Updated: 10:32 AM KUSI Newsroom, The San Diego Legends 5k is happening at Liberty Station on June 9th, put on by Integrated Sports Marketing.Formerly the LT5k, this new event brings together legendary professional sports icons like the Padres, Sockers, Chargers and Aztecs to raise money for San Diego sports teams and clubs.Raise money for your club or team by simply registering and getting others to register using your team code. For every paid entry, 25% of the fee will be donated back to your team or club! If you are interested in learning how your team or club can participate, call Integrated Sports Marketing at (858) 836-0133.Registration includes:5k Fun Run or Kids 1-mile Run in beautiful Point LomaDigital Chip TimingPerformance Event T-shirtCommemorative Finisher Medals for all participantsFree snacks and drinksAutograph booth for participants featuring San Diego Sports Legends (must have race bib to get autographs)Kids Fun Zone with bounce houses from LB Jumpers ExpressMusic/DJAwards for overall and age group winnersSpecial KUSI promo code: KUSI5 Categories: Local San Diego News last_img read more

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first_imgAfter de-criminalising homosexuality in India, people feel it is time for gay marriage to be made legal in India, a study has pointed out. According to data gathered from users of a dating app, 55 per cent of men and 82 per cent of women on the app believe it is time for the next step and that gay marriage must be legalised in the country. While 36 per cent men and 15 per cent women said they weren’t sure, a small percentage of respondents said no to it. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe app has over a million users in India. The data was gathered through questions on the app which new and existing users answer to match better with their potential partners. The data has been gathered from an average of over two lakh respondents, said a statement. As per the study, 68 per cent men and 90 per cent of women said they care a lot about the LGBTQ community. Only 19 per cent of users in the LGBTQ community are completely out to their co-workers and acquaintances, whereas 48 per cent users responded saying they are partially out to their peers. However, a majority of users are more comfortable coming out to their family – 44 per cent users from the community said they have confided in their family members about their sexuality. As many as 37 per cent of users have partially let their family members know. As per the study, 82 per cent men and 92 per cent women believe that using the term ‘gay’ as an insult is highly disrespectful, no matter the situation.last_img read more

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first_imgCancún, Q.R. — A Japanese company interested in the Maya Train project has made a presentation to authorities in Cancun. The Japanese company, which was responsible for building the transport system in cities such as Tokyo and CDMX, also presented a transport model that could be used in the Tren Maya project, noting that the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) would be in charge of the financing of both projects. 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) “Urban mobility increasingly demands greater attention from governments. Cities require means of transport that efficiently cover the demands of the population, improve their quality of life and solve their transfer problems,” he said. Their main theme was mobilization capacity, energy savings and time travel, factors presented after their construction of the Metro Collective System of Mexico City. The company, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, has proposed their AGT (Automated Guideway Transit) technology. center_img Cancun mayor Mara Lezama indicated that Japan’s experience in the development of the integrated transportation system, the connectivity of the varied transit system, the development of targeted traffic, the advantages of the AGT system and its adaptability to the transportation system in Mexico could adapt to the needs of a city like Cancun. This technology, they explain, does not interfere with existing buildings or urban landscape, which minimizes the acquisition of land. They say its operation is fully automated and secure and has a light shaft load with a compact structure with the ability to transport 1,068 passengers at time in its eight compartments. Director of the Tren Maya Project, Carlos Orozco Ocampo, says that a mulit-model public transport is a priority for Cancún. last_img read more

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first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Thursday, March 22, 2018 LONDON — The travel and tourism sector is set for a modest slowdown in 2018 as a result of higher oil prices and airfares, a year after it experienced its best year on record, according to a leading global industry body.In its annual Economic Impact Report, the World Travel and Tourism Council said Thursday that the sector was responsible for the creation of 7 million new jobs worldwide in 2017, or one in five new jobs.That was due largely to the fact that the sector outperformed the global economy for the seventh year running, growing by 4.6 per cent against 3 per cent. The sector, according to the organization, outperformed all others.“2017 was the best year on record for the travel & tourism sector,” said Gloria Guevara, president and CEO of the WTTC. “We have seen increased spending as a result of growing consumer confidence, both domestically and internationally, recovery in markets in North Africa and Europe previously impacted by terrorism and continued outbound growth from China and India.”More news:  Rome enforces ban on sitting on Spanish StepsThough the WTTC forecasts 2018 growth of 4 per cent as a result of higher oil prices and airfares as well as expectations of rising interest rates in countries such as the U.S. and the U.K., it kept its long-term forecasts unchanged, with average annual growth of 3.8 per cent over the next decade. By then, it expects the sector to support more than 400 million jobs globally, or one in nine of all jobs.“As our sector continues to become more important both as a generator of GDP and jobs, our key challenge will be ensuring this growth is sustainable and inclusive,” Guevara said. “Already in 2017, we have begun to see a backlash against tourism in some key destinations.”So-called overtourism is imperiling cherished buildings, straining infrastructure and harming the experience of travellers and local residents alike. Tourism-phobia has become increasingly prevalent, particularly in European destinations such as Barcelona and Venice, where visitors crowd the same places at the same time. The WTTC is involved in efforts to spread tourists around destinations and smooth out demand over time.More news:  Beep, beep! Transat hits the streets with Cubamania truckOxford Economics helped in the compilation of the report, which covers 185 countries. Tags: Trend Watch By: Pan PylasSource: The Canadian Press Share Global tourism predicted to slow after best year everlast_img read more

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first_imgSuites with oceanview bathtubs, butler service on Silver Origin Travelweek Group MONACO — When it launches in summer 2020 Silver Origin will be “the most elegant ship ever to sail the Galapagos”, says Silversea.Silver Origin is also Silversea’s first ever destination-specific ship, designed for the Galapagos Islands.“Silver Origin will elevate our industry-leading offering in the Galapagos Islands, unlocking meaningful experiences for guests, as they travel in ultimate luxury,” says Roberto Martinoli, Silversea’s CEO. “Ever since the early planning phases, every decision on Silver Origin has been made to strengthen the connection between our guests and this spectacular, unique destination.”Silver Origin will offer the highest crew-to-guest ratio (1:1.16) and the highest ratio of qualified guides per guest (1:10) in the Galapagos Islands, adds Martinoli. This will extend to the in-suite experience, as Silver Origin will be the only ship in the Galapagos Islands to offer butler service to all suites. The cruise line’s Silver Galapagos will be replaced by Silver Origin.The 100-passenger, all-suite ship will offer pioneering design, unique shore excursions led by Silversea’s Expedition Team, who are certified by the National Park of the Galapagos, and Ecuadorian culture on board. The experience includes daily briefings, lectures, videos, and scientific information, and authentic local cuisine prepared by expert Ecuadorian chefs. The ship will also offer the highest Zodiac-to-guest ratio in the region, at 1:12.5.Here’s a look at the highlights…BASECAMP LOUNGEThe ship’s Basecamp lounge will connect with the ship’s Zodiac embarkation area. Basecamp will feature a large, interactive digital wall through which guests can access destination-related content, including pictures, videos, excursion previews and scientific presentations. EXPLORER LOUNGEWith floor-to-ceiling windows for sweeping views of the destination, Silver Origin’s Explorer Lounge will host daily briefings and lectures from the ship’s Expedition Team. The venue will feature a large video wall and wide HD screens in different seating areas. Guests can relax here, with a bar and piano. OBSERVATION LOUNGELocated at the very front of the ship, the Observation Lounge will offer “an elegant hideaway”. It will be the ideal place for guests to relax with a book from the library, curated by Silversea’s destination experts and the most extensive destination-focused collection the cruise line has ever had on one ship.SUITESSilver Origin will feature eight different suite categories. The largest, the Owner’s Suite, will offer an unprecedented view on the destination. Passengers in every suite have access to private balconies, while certain suite categories will feature Silversea’s innovative Horizon Balcony, which can convert to enclose the balcony with a floor-to-ceiling window for added space and better shelter from the elements. Selected suite categories will also have an oceanview bathtub, as well as an oceanview shower that is accessible from the balcony for guests’ convenience and comfort.DININGExpert local chefs will take guests on a journey of culinary discovery in Silver Origin’s two dining venues: The Restaurant and The Grill. In The Grill, a sophisticated open-air venue that can be partially enclosed for comfort, Silversea’s signature Hot Rocks concept will enhance guests’ dining experiences, with Ecuadorian twists enhancing the offering further still. << Previous PostNext Post >> Sharecenter_img Thursday, April 11, 2019 Tags: Openings & Renovations, Silversea Cruises Posted bylast_img read more

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first_imgThe Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI) on Thursday morning reported a magnitude-4.0 tremor off the Caribbean coast in Limón.The earthquake occurred at 9:01 a.m., with an epicenter located 13 kilometers northeast of Puerto Vargas. It was felt strong in communities such as Cocles and Manzanillo, though no damage or injuries were reported.The University of Costa Rica’s National Seismological Network reported the quake as a magnitude-4.1.Overall, OVSICORI recorded 10 tremors this week ranging from 2.6 to 4.6 in magnitude.The highest magnitude earthquake hit Wednesday night on the Nicoya Peninsula in the northwestern province of Guanacaste, with a 4.6-magnitude. Early that day a 3.4-magnitude tremor was recorded near Parrita in the southern Pacific. Facebook Comments Related posts:Strong temblor jolts Costa Rica 2 temblors jolt Costa Rica; no initial reports of injuries 23 temblors shake Cartago starting Monday night Earthquake in Cartago damaged dozens of houseslast_img read more

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first_img(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Riggs’ website listed him as a Hollywood stunt pilot, movie producer and holder of several world aviation speed records. It said he became the first American to fly from a Chinese military base since World War II during the 2010 China International Air Races.Calls to the Studio City, California, offices of Riggs’ Mach One Aviation Inc. were answered by a message saying it was unable to connect to voice mail.__On the net: http://www.davidriggspilot.com/index.php Top Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies BEIJING (AP) – A U.S. stunt pilot was missing and his Chinese translator dead after their aircraft crashed into a lake in China’s northeast on Tuesday, state media reported.The accident involving David Riggs took place about 1 p.m. on Tuesday outside Shenyang, the capital of Liaoning province, the official Xinhua News Agency said.Xinhua said Riggs had been flying a high-performance Lancair plane that had been assembled at a local airport. It said rescuers were still searching for Riggs while an investigation into the crash was under way. Comments   Share   Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Sponsored Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Men’s health affects baby’s health too New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like 4 sleep positions for men and what they meanlast_img read more

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first_img Comments   Share   Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Top Stories Football is back!!!! Player Reps approved!!less than a minute ago via Twittelator Favorite Retweet ReplyJay Feelyjayfeely Almost all is right in the sporting world as football has returned.According to a tweet from Jay Feely, the player reps have approved the latest proposal and football will be back soon. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Now that the lockout has ended, the craziest offseason in recent history, if not ever, can begin. Teams will have a limited amount of time to sign free agents, trade players, cut players and make all the necessary roster moves meaning there will be a lot of rumors and news in the upcoming days. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more

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