SDX Energy Makes Fifth Gas Discovery in Morocco

Rabat – The British gas company SDX Energy continues to outperform expectations. The UK-based company announced on Friday, March 9, a new gas discovery at the SAH-2 well in Sebou only a few weeks after it made a new gas discovery in the Gharb basin. “The well was drilled to a depth of 1,304 meters and found porosity of 33 percent, exceeding the initial forecasts of the company,” said the company in an official statement. The well, SAH-2, is the fifth discovered by the company and one of the seven wells drilled as part of its nine-well campaign in Morocco. According to the company, the well will be tested before being connected to the existing infrastructure. An update on the results of the tests will be announced next April.“The drilling operations will proceed with the eighth well, dubbed LNB-1, located at Lalla Mimouna,” Ecofin Agency said in a statement.SDX was granted a four-month extension to July 22, 2018 at its Lalla Mimouna permit, allowing it sufficient time to evaluate the results of its exploration drilling campaign.SDX is an international oil and gas exploration, production, and development company, headquartered in London with a principal focus on North Africa. The exploration company entered the Moroccan market in January after acquiring Circle Oil’s shares in Morocco for USD 30 million. The British company is now endowed with an eight-year permit to drill for gas in the Gharb basin. In addition, the company successfully renewed their permits for the Gueddari Northwest, Gueddari South, Sidi Al Harati Southwest, and Ksiri Center sites. These permits will expire in 2019, 2020, 2023, and 2023, respectively. In total, SDX Energy obtained licenses for seven drilling sites from the National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mines, which holds 25 percent of working interests of SDX Energy’s activity in Morocco.SDX’s portfolio also includes high impact exploration opportunities in Egypt. The group has a 50 percent working interest in two producing assets located onshore in the Eastern Desert, adjacent to the Gulf of Suez. These producing assets are characterized by exceptionally low operating costs, making them particularly resilient in a low oil price environment. read more

Borella Police traffic OIC succumbs to injuries

The Officer in Charge (OIC) of the traffic division of the Borella Police, IP Sarathchandra, who was injured in a hit and run incident in Bambalapitiya last month, succumbed to his injuries in hospital.A Defender type jeep in which the son of a Parliamentarian was travelling, was involved in the accident. The son of United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentarian Mahindananda Aluthgamage and seven others were later arrested over the hit-and-run accident.However Mahindananda Aluthgamage’s son and seven others were later released on bail while the driver was remanded. (Colombo Gazette)

Security Council renews sanctions against those blocking peace in South Sudan

Unanimously adopting a new resolution, the Council also decided to extend, until 1 July, the mandate of the Panel of Experts overseeing the sanctions, with the intention of reviewing it and deciding, no later than 15 April, whether to renew it further.In a separate action, the Council issued a Presidential Statement read out by Ambassador Liu Jieyi of China, which holds the 15-member body’s presidency for the month of April, welcoming progress made on steps outlined in its 17 March presidential statement on the matter. They included implementation of the Juba security arrangements and the return of some members of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army in Opposition (SPLA-IO) to the capital.The Council nonetheless expressed regret that the steps set forth in the earlier text had not been fully met. It strongly urged all parties to complete them and to implement fully the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan. read more

Citroën display tells the DS story at SMMT

The latest exhibit on show at SMMT is a trio of the latest DS models from Citroën, along with a classic DS 23 Pallas from 1973, celebrating the UK launch of the DS5 in Spring 2012.The new DS5 appears alongside its sister models, DS3 and DS4. The exhibition at SMMT is the first time the DS5 has been on show to the public after it appeared at Top Gear Live last year.DS5 is the result of the Citroën C-SportLounge concept car, first presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2005. The interior design was inspired by an aeroplane cockpit, and full grain leather and aluminium appear throughout the cabin.The car will feature the the world’s first full diesel hybrid powertrain – PSA’s Hybrid4 – combining a 163bhp diesel engine plus a 37bhp electric motor, developing a total power output of 200bhp.Four powertrain modes allow the driver to choose between Auto, changing between engine and electric motor for optimum fuel consumption; Zero Emission Vehicle, using only the electric motor under 37.5mph; Four wheel drive, with the combustion engine powering the front wheels and electric powering the rear; and Sport, using a combination of both to provide a ‘boost’ effect. Despite the power available, the DS5 has a CO2 rating of just 99g/km, meaning that it is exempt from VED and available at low BIK tax rates.The story of the DS line goes back to the Paris Motor Show in 1955; the two letters spoken together in French as “Déesse”, meaning “goddess”. By the end of the first day 12,000 orders had been placed, rising to 80,000 by the final day of the show, creating a 15-month waiting list.The Citroën DS5 goes on sale to UK buyers in the Spring – more information is available at through the slideshow below to see all the photos from SMMT’s exhibition space.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Pioneering software developer to receive honorary degree

Anthony C. HearnA pioneering math software developer will receive an honorary degree at this year’s Fall Convocation.Anthony C. Hearn will be recognized for his outstanding contributions to the field of computer algebra. The degree will be bestowed at one of two ceremonies on Saturday, Oct. 16.“We are extremely pleased to be honouring Dr. Hearn for his groundbreaking contributions to the field of computer algebra,” President Jack Lightstone said.“The mathematical work of Brock researchers studying complex algebra that requires hours and sometimes days to compute on powerful computers has been aided for many years by Hearn’s software that he initially developed in the 1960s. The world-class research being carried out at our university with graduate students and top international colleagues is based upon computational investigations that would not be possible without the pioneering work of Hearn.”Hearn’s work has had a significant international impact on research in fundamental areas of mathematics, computer science and theoretical physics.Hearn is an adjunct staff member with the Santa Monica, Calif.-based RAND Corporation, a non-profit research institution that helps improve policy and decision-making, and the IDA Center for Computing Sciences in Bowie, Md.He is best known for his pioneering work in mathematical software development, particularly the algebraic computation program REDUCE, which was first developed in the 1960s. It is now used in more than a thousand scientific institutions throughout the world. REDUCE is an interactive system widely used for advanced algebraic computations of interest to mathematicians, scientists and engineers. It is designed to support calculations that are not feasible to do by hand.The honorary degree will be bestowed at the 10 a.m. ceremony on Oct. 16. For more information on Hearn’s achievements, read the Brock University media release. read more

Full Cummins range of Tier 4 Final engines on show at CONEXPO

first_imgCummins Inc has started production of 6-cylinder engines certified to meet US EPA Tier 4 Final regulations, equivalent standards in Canada and Stage IV in Europe. Engine production across a broad 142-503 kW output will increase during the course of the year as off-highway equipment manufacturers release machines ready to meet the near-zero emissions standards, that took effect on January 1, 2014. This latest generation of 6.7 to 15 litre Cummins engines will be featured in a wide range of Tier 4 Final construction machines, material handling equipment, power packs and cranes set to debut at CONEXPO 2014, being attended by IM and taking place from March 4-8 in Las Vegas.The Tier 4 Final engines provide the ability to transform machine performance, not just with ultra-clean operation, but with faster cycle times for increased productivity and reduced fuel use for lower operating costs. “CONEXPO takes place at an ideal time to showcase our Tier 4 Final technology with the capability to significantly enhance the performance of equipment,” said Hugh Foden, Executive Director – Cummins Off-Highway Business. “By making an early start with Tier 4 Final development, we were able to undertake our largest-ever field test and OEM installation program, extending to more than 70 machines operating under the most demanding duty cycles and challenging geographies, including high altitude, high humidity, extreme heat and cold. As a result, our field testing has validated that the Tier 4 Final engines achieve the same impressive levels of uptime availability and reliability as experienced by users of our proven Tier 4 Interim and Tier 3 engines.”Production of the QSB6.7 and QSL9 engines takes place at the Rocky Mount plant in the United States and at the Darlington plant in the UK, together with the Oyama plant in Japan. The QSX15 engine is built at the Jamestown plant in the US. The early production version of the all-new QSG12 engine is available for OEM installation work. Field test work is underway for the Cummins 4-cylinder engine range, with production of the QSF3.8 and QSB4.5 on schedule for January 2015, aligning with the emissions effect date for engines rated 56 -129 kW. During 2014, production volumes of the compact QSF2.8 will ramp up to meet the need for applications below 56 kW.last_img read more

The 9 absolute worst people in the airport security queue

first_img Source: WordPress5. The incredibly slow peopleTHEM: Source: GiphyYOU: Source: cheezburger6. The people trying to bring something LUDICROUS through“Oh, this gift set of carving knives might get damaged in the hold. I’d better put it in hand baggage.” Source: Imgur Source: Tumblr7. The suitcase chancersThis gives you the rage even though it doesn’t affect you. WHO DO THEY THINK THEY ARE PUTTING THAT IN HAND BAGGAGE? Source: puptoes74 Source: cheezburger8. Anyone who tries to argue with the stupid rules Source: romana kleeAnd hold everyone up while they do so. Look, we all know the rules are stupid. But you just can’t bring your jar of expensive paté on the plane, and that’s final. Source: Celebquote9. And worst of all, the people who don’t move down while they put their million poxy items of clothing back onTHE QUEUE:MEANWHILE, THEM: Source: HuffingtonpostYOU: Source: Reactiongifs 9 intensely irritating rules you’re forced to follow when travelling by plane>13 people who fill you with rage when you’re taking a flight> 1. The people who have apparently never heard of airport security Source: PhotobucketAnd ignored the many, many written and audible warnings of what they can and can’t bring through. Source: Shutterstock2. And their close cousins, the people who wait til the VERY LAST MINUTE to do everythingDespite having been standing in the queue for 35 minutes or so. Source: Shutterstock Source: funnyjunk3. The queue pushers Source: rduta Source: BlogSpot4. The people having a loud conversation in the line about their GAS holiday anticslast_img read more

Enda Kenny will meet Donald Trump on the day the new travel

first_img 51 Comments Kenny is travelling to the US next week. Image: Leon Farrell Tuesday 7 Mar 2017, 9:19 AM Share250 Tweet Email By Rónán Duffy Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 11,225 Views center_img Kenny is travelling to the US next week. Enda Kenny will meet Donald Trump on the day the new travel ban comes in The ban comes into effect the day before St. Patrick’s Day. Short URL Image: Leon Farrell Mar 7th 2017, 9:19 AM TAOISEACH ENDA KENNY will meet US President Donald Trump on the day Trump’s new travel ban comes into effect.The US President signed a revised executive order yesterday banning entry visas from six Muslim-majority countries: Libya, Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.The US president initially introduced the wide-ranging travel ban on 27 January for the six countries plus Iraq, but the order was blocked by judges within weeks.The revised ban says that the six countries were targeted because their screening and information capabilities could not meet US security requirements.The previous ban was enforced immediately and it caused travel chaos at US airport and numerous travellers being stuck in limbo.This revised ban will not come into effect until 16 March, the same day Kenny is scheduled to meet Trump in the White House.The timing is sure to add increased international media interest into the meeting of Trump and Kenny.The first travel ban led to calls for the Taoiseach to reconsider the usual protocol in visiting the White House for St. Patrick’s Day.Fine Gael said that the Taoiseach will attend the meeting with Trump and “will continue to act in the interest of Irish people”.As well as visiting Washington, Kenny is scheduled to visit Philadelphia, Boston, New York and Rhode Island.Read: Here’s what Irish parties think about Enda Kenny visiting Donald Trump in the White House >Read: Enda is off to Washington, but only a few ministers will get a Paddy’s Day trip >last_img read more

Bits n Pieces Burgers fuel charity bike ride

first_imgTheir hunger to give back rivals their hunger for burgers.Two longtime friends are training for a 48-mile charity bike ride on July 19, where they plan to stop at every Burgerville — and there are 11 — in Clark County.The plan started as an ongoing joke between 31-year-olds Matt Wastradowski and Dusty Hartshorn, who realized they shared a love for the local fast-food chain after meeting in 2002, when they worked at the former Fred Meyer on Fourth Plain Boulevard.“For the longest time we’ve joked about going to every Burgerville in Clark County in one day,” said Wastradowski, a former Columbian staffer. “We realized it was doable.”But that wasn’t enough for the pair. They wanted the trip to mean something more than an excuse to nosh on pepper bacon cheeseburgers and Walla Walla sweet onion rings. Wastradowski bought a bike earlier this year to prepare for the annual Bike MS Willamette Valley ride in August, so he and Hartshorn decided they would turn their Burgerville journey into a charity ride to raise money for the Oregon and Southwest Washington chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.They’ll still be chowing down, of course.“Up until last weekend, I’ve never ridden a bike more than 8 miles in a day,” Wastradowski said. “It’ll be a challenge for me. This is unlike anything I’ve ever done and I couldn’t be more excited for it.”last_img read more

9 Wilmington Teens In Church Youth Group Raise 26K To Provide Cleft

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — On Monday, April 22, 2019, the Parish of the Transfiguration’s Youth Group presented Krysta Mochi, a representative from Smile Train, with a check for $5,250. With a five-time match program offered by Smile Train supporting companies, this donation totaled $26,250.Smile Train, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, is an organization that provides free cleft lip and cleft palate surgery to children in 85 countries. These impairments make it difficult for children to eat, speak, hear and causes isolation, depression, abandonment and sometimes death.The money raised by the Youth Group will pay for surgeries that will transfigure 105 children’s lives.The Parish of the Transfiguration of Wilmington and South Tewksbury’s (made up of St. Dorothy and St. Thomas Churches) Youth Group is a part of the Faith Formation program under the direction of Deborah Casey. It is comprised of five seniors and four juniors, who were confirmed in the church’s Faith Formation program. The Youth Group is run by Diane Garrity and its members include: Nathan Curdo, Stevie Daley, Mike Fiorenza, Emma Garrity, Julia McLaughlin, Ben and Ryan Packer, Anna Rideout and Chris Stokes all of Wilmington.The Youth Group raised the money by using proceeds from three of their fundraising events combined with donations from the group’s family and friends over the last four months. Contributions were also received from many Faith Formation families and catechists. In addition, the Rotary Interact Group, Rotary Club of Wilmington and the Wilmington Sons of Italy and members of the Tewksbury Sport Club also made generous contributions.“It was heartwarming to see our Faith Formation students get excited when they dropped their dollars and change into our collection jugs and then put a smiley face on our tote board. The team members and students were all thrilled when we announced we had reached our goal and that they were a part of this life-changing accomplishment” said Diane Garrity. “I am very grateful to my youth group for their efforts on behalf of Smile Train and I am blessed to be working with my wonderful colleagues Deb Casey and Jean Jordan, for their continued support with our endeavors.”This effort was part of an Almsgiving project by the Youth Group and Faith Formation students during the Lenten season. This Lent, the teenagers dedicated their time, talents and personal donations for this fundraising campaign.“Our original goal was $2,500 but with the generosity and support of our parish community, we were able to more than double our goal! I am very proud of my ‘Team Transfigure’ who have made a positive impact in over 100 children’s lives,” added Garrity.Front Row (L to R): Ryan Packer, Julia McLaughlin, Ben Packer, Diane Garrity, Krysta Mochi (Smile Train), Nathan Curdo and Emma Garrity. Back Row (L to R): Mike Fiorenza, Chris Stokes, Stevie Daley and Anna Rideout.(NOTE: The above press release & photo is from The Parish of the Transfiguration’s Youth Group.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedFebruary Fun Fest Fundraiser For Grades 1-8 Set For Feb. 19 At Villanova HallIn “Community”2 Children Baptized At The Parish Of The TransfigurationIn “Community”4 Children Baptized At The Parish Of The TransfigurationIn “Community”last_img read more

In numbers How many fighters did Indian Air Force lose in last

first_imgA number of pilots losing their lives in accidents up to 2019 have added to the diminishing numbers.ReutersThe Indian Air Force (IAF) lost 26 fighters, including 12 pilots and seven other crew members, in crashes since 2014. According to the IAF’s crash report card of the last five years, seven fighters each were lost in 2014-15 and 2018-19 and another six in 2016-17. In recent times, two years — 2015-16 and 2017-18 — were by far the best years as four aircraft were lost in 2015-16, and there were only two accidents in 2017-18.A number of pilots losing their lives in accidents up to 2019 have added to the dwindling numbers. The total loss of lives in these accidents is 46, including seven aircrews and 27 service personnel who died in crashes.Earlier, the Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik said the IAF lost 27 aircraft, including 15 fighter jets and helicopters, in crashes since 2016. In a written reply in Lok Sabha, Naik said that the estimated quantum of provisional loss in 11 cases of crashes was approximately Rs 524.64 crore.A breakdown of numbers show:In 2016-17, six IAF fighter jets, two helicopters, one transport aircraft and one trainer crashed. In 2017-18, the IAF lost two fighter jets and one trainer aircraft in crashes. In 2018-19, the IAF lost seven fighter jets, two helicopters and two trainers.A fighter squadron contains at least 20 aircraft and the depleting squadron strength of the IAF has been a cause for worry. News agency IANS reports, the IAF is down to 30 from 42. A fighter squadron contains at least 20 aircraft.In 2019-20, so far, two Hawk jet trainers in Bengaluru collided mid-air apart from a Jaguar and a Mirage-2000. Also, an AN-32 transport aircraft crashed in Arunachal Pradesh, killing 13 air force personnel in the month of June.RAFALE JETSIndia will get its first Rafale fighter jets in September this year after an intensive 1500 hours of testing to validate the India Specific Enhancements on it. Thereafter, 35 Rafale jets will be delivered one by one, according to the Minister of State for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France Jean Baptiste Lemoyne. The 36 aircraft will be a part of two IAF Squadron, the first of which is the Golden Arrows ’17 Squadron. The first batch will be ready to be inducted at Ambala around May 2020. Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/1:03Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:01?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img Why does the Indian Air Force need new fighter aircraft?last_img read more

House Republicans Agree To Select Speaker Candidate In Caucus

first_img Share Bob Daemmrich for The Texas TribuneState Rep. Jason Isaac, R-Dripping Springs, closes the door as the House Republican Caucus prepares to meet in Austin on Dec. 1, 2017.Texas House Republicans agreed Friday to change their rules for selecting the next house speaker, paving the way for a potentially more conservative leader of the chamber in 2019.In a unanimous vote — most of the caucus’ 95 members were present — the caucus decided to meet next December and work to rally around a speaker candidate before going to the full floor, according to lawmakers who emerged from a closed-door caucus meeting Friday afternoon. The caucus will hold additional rounds of voting if a speaker contender does not win two-thirds support on the first ballot.The decision is in line with a proposal the full caucus received last month from a working group looking into the possibility of a bylaws change on the issue. One of the questions that proposal left open — whether the caucus speaker vote should be open ballot or secret ballot — was settled Friday, with legislators agreeing to the latter.The bylaws change has no enforcement mechanism, meaning that there will be no formal consequences for members who vote for a speaker candidate on the floor other than the caucus choice. State Rep. Ron Simmons, R-Carrollton, said he was not too concerned about that after seeing the unity that the caucus displayed Friday.“I just believe that they will,” Simmons told reporters, referring to GOP members sticking together on the floor. “But there’s no guarantee. Everybody’s their own person. They do what they think is right. I just believe that they will.”The vote comes weeks after House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, made a bombshell announcement that he will not run for re-election next year. At the time, state Rep. Phil King, R-Weatherford, had already announced he was running for speaker for the next legislative session. State Rep. John Zerwas, R-Richmond, announced a bid shortly after Straus’ retirement news. Several more lawmakers are expected to enter the race ahead of the 2019 session.The process leading up to Friday’s vote was set in motion earlier this year when the conservative House Freedom Caucus pushed for a meeting of the chamber’s full GOP caucus to start the conversation about the proposal. That discussion continued into the GOP caucus’ retreat in September, when it agreed to assemble a working group to look into the issue.“From the Freedom Caucus perspective, this is a huge win, but it’s a huge win for the whole Republican caucus,” state Rep. Matt Schaefer of Tyler, who chairs the Freedom Caucus, told reporters after the meeting. “I think we knocked the first domino, but the credit goes to a lot of other members who helped the process along.”In addition to the Freedom Caucus, the Republican Party of Texas and its chairman, James Dickey, have also actively pushed the proposal, which meshes with a plank in the party platform. The party is asking candidates to sign a form pledging to support the caucus’ eventual nominee for speaker — a move that has drawn an inquiry with the Texas Ethics Commission about whether it amounts to legislative “bribery.”Appearing at an unrelated event earlier Friday afternoon in Austin, Straus declined to weigh in on the proposal, saying he’s “not in the advice business” when it comes to selecting a speaker during a session in which he will not be a member. But Straus did raise doubts about whether the caucus would stick together on the floor if they managed to settle on a speaker candidate ahead of time.“I’m not sure that anything can be binding, but it sounds like the state party chairman and others are really kind of whipping this thing up, but I would think the wiser approach would be to change the state Constitution,” Straus told reporters after addressing the Texas Taxpayers and Research Association. “You can’t bind somebody to vote for a speaker candidate on the floor, so … whatever.”last_img read more

Mahipal Dighi to turn into tourist hotspot as state rolls out makeover

first_imgBalurghat: Mahipal Dighi of Kushmandi block has turned into safe haven for migratory birds. Around 2500 migratory birds from all over the world including Tibet, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and Russia arrive in Mahipal, which is about 59km from here.The state government is taking concrete steps to convert Mahipal and its adjoining areas into a popular tourist destination. Aiara forest and Nilkuthi, two local spots here, attract many tourists. A resort was also established here recently. This apart, awareness campaigns have been launched to stop poachers’ activities in the area. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseAn elderly local resident Gouranga Sarkar said the area was entirely ruled by avian guests between November and February. “The birds enter in flocks together in search of food and shelter. Their number is increasing every year,” he said. Mahipal is home to Lesser Whistling Teal, Common Teal, Gadwall, Mallard, Cotton Pygmy Goose, Great Cormorant, Northern Pintail, Grey Lag Goose, Ferruginous Pochard, Northern Shoveler and Comb Duck. Suman Ghosh, a member of Indian Bird Conservation Network and a bird-watcher, said: “What is uncommon and significant this year is the presence of Bar Headed Goose, a rare bird. It usually arrives in India by crossing Himalaya from countries like Tibet, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and Russia. It flies above 27000 ft where the supply of oxygen is thin. I have even seen them flying over Mount Everest before entering India. It can fly an enormous distance of more than 1500 km without rest and even survive in extreme climatic condition.” Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAccording to experts, these species have not been spotted in Mahipal before Ghosh said Bird Life International, (BLI) a UK-based organisation, worked to identify important bird areas around the world. While in India, Bombay Natural History Society, an NGO attached with BLI, with the help of Indian Bird Conservation Network (co-partner of BNHS) works for protection of migratory birds. There are 10 important bird areas in the state. Of them, nine are in north Bengal districts including Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Jalpaiguri, Cooch Behar, Alipurduar, Malda and Raiganj covering Mahananda Wilde Life Sanctuary, Singalila National Park, Neoravalley National Park, Jaldapara National Park, Garumara National Park, Buxa Tiger Reserve, Nayabandh, Panchanandapur and Kulik Bird Sanctuary while the Sundarban Biosphere Reserve is in South Bengal. Mahipal has the potential to become an important bird area in future as the number of migratory birds has been increasing day-by-day.last_img read more

A beautiful concoction of talent on stage

first_imgPracheen Kala Kendra, an organisation dedicated to Indian Classical Art and Culture since the last six decades, is going to organise their 12th Quarterly Baithak on June 30, 2019 at Triveni Kala Sangam, Mandi House.The event will feature Sitar Recital by a young talented student of Pt Kushal Das, a gold medalist from the faculty of Music, University of Delhi, Soumitra Thakur. He will be accompanied on tabla by reputed yet young Tabla player Romaan Khan. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfHeadquartered in Chandigarh, and having zonal offices at different places Pracheen Kala Kendra will also feature Kathak Dance recital by the very talented grand-daughter of Legendary Kathak Maestro Pt Birju Maharaj, Shinjini Kulkarni. She will be setting the stage on fire for sure as she will be accompanied by a fine set of musicians starting with Son of Pt Anindo Chatterjee, an Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar Awardee, Anubrata Chatterjee on Tabla. Anubrata Chatterjee has his own set of fans in Delhi NCR, justifiably so. The Kathak performance will also be supported by Ghulam Mohammad on Sarangi and Zohaib Hassan on vocals.last_img read more

How having a home changes lives

first_img Mónica Quesada/The Tico Times Mónica Quesada/The Tico Times Mónica Quesada/The Tico Times Mónica Quesada/The Tico Times Mónica Quesada/The Tico Times In 2006, more than 1,000 families in extreme poverty, most of them Nicaraguan immigrants, were evicted from a shantytown called La Candela behind the Juan Santamaría International Airport, north of Costa Rica’s capital.The community pleaded with government officials for more time: Parents wanted their children to finish the school year, and they had to find affordable places to live.But in just two weeks, the shantytown was cleared of its residents, and the shacks were destroyed. (The Tico Times reported on this on April 21, 2006.)In response, a group of women from several communities organized a housing association, the Mothers-Teachers Association Project, and with the help of a priest and many donors, worked for seven years until they finally were able to own their own homes.More than 80 families founded the association, but only 23 remained at the end. Eleven of those families are from La Candela.The seven-year process was marked by challenges met with hard work and perseverance. Each family saved about $1,000, worked at monthly fundraising events and sold raffle tickets, produce and other food. But the hardest part, the families say, was dealing with discrimination and what they describe as “swindles” by public and private organizations.To buy each lot and build each home, families received a grant from the Costa Rican government of $28,000. Their status as immigrants made it extremely difficult to obtain this grant. Members of the association saved money and raised more than $120,000 to pay for construction and land.Three years ago, the first few homes were turned over to families who were up to date with association fees and responsibilities. The last key was given to the last family on Dec. 16, 2012. That day, the association threw a party to inaugurate the new community and their new lives.The families of the Mothers-Teachers Association Project say they will never be homeless again. Here are their portraits and their stories. Mónica Quesada/The Tico Times Mónica Quesada/The Tico Times Mónica Quesada/The Tico Times Mónica Quesada/The Tico times Mónica Quesada/The Tico Times Mónica Quesada/The Tico Times Mónica Quesada/The Tico Times Mónica Quesada/The Tico Times No related posts. Mónica Quesada/The Tico Times Mónica Quesada/The Tico Times Mónica Quesada/The Tico Times Mónica Quesada/The Tico Times Mónica Quesada/The Tico Times Mónica Quesada/The Tico Times Mónica Quesada/The Tico Times Facebook Comments Mónica Quesada/The Tico Times Mónica Quesada/The Tico Times Mónica Quesada/The Tico Times Mónica Quesada/The Tico Timeslast_img read more

Virgin Blue daring to be different

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T Virgin Blue is preparing to unleash some major changes and updates in the New Year, in the battle for Australian airline supremacy.According to The Australian, CEO John Borghetti is aiming to establish “a very different airline”, creating a unique alternative to Virgin’s direct competitors, Qantas.“What we do want to be – and what we are driving to – is being an airline that is relevant in today’s world for both the leisure and the business traveller domestically and internationally,” Mr Borghetti said.The former Qantas executive is prepared and eager to do battle with his former colleagues, taking a fresh approach to airline management.“We’re able to create a product going into this new space that is relevant to today rather than a product that has been around for decades and simply gets refreshed,” he said.Mr Borghetti said he does not wish to emulate Qantas and feels Virgin Blue has the advantage of being the new kid on the block, providing a fresh and contemporary outlook.Everything from Virgin’s uniforms and seats, through to its livery and possibly the carrier’s name may be changed.Analysts are predicting Borghetti’s strategy to yield a much stronger year for the airline, particularly if the international Virgin Blue/Delta Air Lines alliance is successful.In reference to Virgin Blue’s attempt to double its share in the corporate market, Mr Borghetti is brightly optimistic. “It can only go up. “Can it go up by 1 per cent, 10 per cent, 20 per cent? I don’t know, but it can only go up,” he said. Virgin Bluelast_img read more

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first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories “You know there’s tendencies for what we’re doing on both sides of the ball and how we can make those more balanced or what we can do, whether it’s the scheme that better fits the certain personnel that we’re trying to get done on both sides of the ball,” he said. When asked whether or not the staff also benefits from the bye week and the break, Whisenhunt was pretty clear. “I think where we are right now after nine weeks, absolutely.” Whisenhunt told reporters on Wednesday after the team’s final practice that the coaching staff will be in the office Thursday and Friday but will take some time away from the facility over the weekend. The players and coaches return to practice Monday before heading to Atlanta to face the undefeated Falcons on Sunday. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo “Sure, especially the younger guys, you can see that in a lot of their eyes right now to this point,” he said. “It’s been nine and five; fourteen games, that’s a college season for them and they’ve still got a stretch of games to come yet.” The team is enjoying some time away from the practice field, but there is still work that’s being done during the down time. “It gives us a chance to work on some of our inconsistencies, to look at our scheme, what we’re doing, look at our players that we’re doing it with, a lot of those things,” said Whisenhunt. “Plus it gives us a chance to get healthier, that’s a big thing.”The health of the Cardinals has definitely been an issue with John Skelton, Kevin Kolb, Ryan Williams, Beanie Wells, Todd Heap, Levi Brown and Greg Toler missing significant time or suffering season-ending injuries. After nine weeks of the regular season, a lot of people are scratching their heads in confusion after a 4-0 start was followed by five straight losses due to the combination of poor play and injuries. Coach Whisenhunt referenced the inconsistencies that have plagued this team and he knows that the staff has some work to do over the weekend. The Arizona Cardinals head into the bye week on a five-game losing streak and the schedule ahead doesn’t get any easier. Not only has Arizona struggled to find ways to win over the past five weeks, they’ve struggled to get players back from injury. This is the perfect time to take a break, recharge physically and mentally and re-evaluate this team.Head coach Ken Whisenhunt feels this break is coming at a good time for everybody. 0 Comments Share Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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