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Protests against ban on Jallikattu reaches National CapitalProtests against ban on Jallikattu reaches National Capital


first_imgThe call for the revocation of the ban on Jallikattu has intensified with the protests reaching the National Capital on Tuesday.Students from Tamil Nadu studying in Delhi, took to the streets in CP demanding that the ban on the bull taming sport be lifted immediately. Students chanted slogans against groups like PETA that have led the move against Jallikattu.Rangarajan a student said, “It is our culture, the bulls are our family. It also promotes local business, this ban needs to be lifted immediately.”The sport has come under intense scrutiny for cruelty to animals. Reports have shown that to irk the bull, their tails are cut and pulled, the animal is nicked with knives. Bulls are also known to forcefully made to consume alcohol to act up.A HUGGING SPORTSpeaking on cruelty to animals a student said, “There is absolutely no cruelty to the bull, the game involves hugging them. All these reports are false.”In May 2014, the Supreme Court had banned the practice of Jallikattu citing animal welfare issues. The apex court in 2015 refused to re-examine its judgement banning use of bulls for sport or bullock cart races across the country.The protest comes ahead of Pongal, and a day after superstar Kamal Haasan raised controversy by vociferously defending the sport at India Today Concave South on Monday. Haasan had said that all those who hate the spot should give up on biryani too.The actor had said, “I’m a big fan of Jallikattu. Am a proud Tamilian, this is our culture.”advertisementlast_img read more


Confused Crystal Palace fans accidentally vandalise own team busConfused Crystal Palace fans accidentally vandalise own team bus


first_imgCrystal Palace supporters inadvertently vandalised their own team’s bus thinking it belonged to Middlesbrough prior to the Premier League clash between the relegation rivals on Saturday.The coach, which was parked at a hotel nearby Selhurst Park, was daubed with the club’s name ‘Crystal Palace FC’ in red, white and blue paint across the sides and rear of the vehicle, according to media reports.The incident occurred hours before Palace secured a vital 1-0 win that lifted them out of the relegation zone.Palace, who still used the vehicle despite the damage, confirmed on Sunday that the team’s coach was vandalised and that police had been notified.”The team bus was covered in graffiti with the words ‘Crystal Palace’ overnight on Friday ahead of the game on Saturday. Police have been informed,” a spokesman told the Sun Sport.British media also reported that Palace’s assistant head groundsman Dean Waters had condemned the vandals and revealed their error.”40,000 pounds worth of damage on our coach thinking it was the Boro coach. Nice one! #cpfc,” Waters tweeted, before changing his privacy settings so that the post was no longer available to the public.last_img read more


The Reason We Do What We DoThe Reason We Do What We Do


first_imgSometimes all we need is a reminder of the real reason we do what we do: our children. This week, Dr. David Aguilar shares his favorite work mug — a beautiful, handmade, one-of-a-kind treasure.**Name: **David AguilarWhat I do: Doctor of ChiropracticWebsite: www.aguilarchiropractic.comLocation: New York CityMug Story: Here’s my mug. It’s awesome. That’s my daughter’s foot. She was barely a month old when we took her to the pottery shop. Every time I drink out of it, I remember how wonderful it felt to have my daughter home at last. She’s now three years old. I can hardly believe that she is the same person who’s foot is stamped on this mug.**Want to share your mug story with our members? **Email us at lvanthoen [at] freelancersunion.org with your name, occupation, website, and mug story, and we may feature you in our blog!last_img read more


Top 5 Freelance Pet PeevesTop 5 Freelance Pet Peeves


first_imgRecently, I reached out to a bunch of freelance friends, conducting an informal survey. Specifically, I asked them to tell me their most common career irritants: What poisons the well of their work? What makes them reluctant to work with certain clients again, and what frustrates them the most?In no particular order, here are the 5 most common answers – the pet peeves that Freelancers wish clients knew to avoid.1.) ”The check is in the mail”Every single freelancer I spoke to said that late payment is one of their biggest pet peeves. Nothing irritates us more than waiting for a check that comes belatedly… or worse, never comes at all! At best, it’s frustratingly disorganized and absent-minded on the client’s part (see #5); at worst, it’s disrespectful – or even criminal, in the case of complete non-payment.Freelancers have to pay bills like everyone else; if you can get the electric payment out on time, you can manage to send out a check to your graphic designer.2.) Relentless bargain-huntingHear me, O prospective clients; please stop trying to get the “bargain” rate for freelance services. It does not exist, and your inquiry does not start business relationships out on the best foot. Most freelance rates are set after careful consideration; if we gave special treatment to everyone, those rates would be meaningless.You wouldn’t go into a restaurant and try to order from the non-existent “secret discount menu” (at least, I hope you would not); don’t insult freelancers by instantly trying to whittle down our prices.3.) Unhelpful/vague feedback“Make it more orange, but not orange-orange.”“This doesn’t have the right feel; could we get a different feel?”“I wanted a more unique tone.”… what does any of that mean, exactly?Freelancers aren’t mind-readers; it’s frustrating to get feedback that poses more problems, without giving us a path to solutions. If you hire a freelancer, try to be as specific as possible in your constructive comments – what exactly don’t you like, why don’t you like it, and what direction do you want to head in? Freelancers want to make their clients happy; help us help you!4.) Disappearing / chronically disorganized clientsI’ve written about this phenomenon extensively, and with good reason; almost every freelancer I talked to expressed frustration about clients who suddenly drop off the face of the map, or who don’t have their organizational ducks in a row – creating chaos and delays not only for the freelancer, but for themselves.NO freelancer can help clients who don’t have their own business in order. Consistent, organized, open client/freelancer communication is key to getting projects done on time and within budget.5.) Broken promisesFreelancers do a good deal of their work relying on a client’s word. Even with a contract in place or a deposit paid, every freelancer takes a leap of faith: that they will be treated fairly, that the work will be as consistent as promised – and that they will be paid on schedule. Unfortunately, freelancers assume a certain amount of risk with every new client.When clients make promises and break them – even if unintentionally – they create big headaches for freelancers. Every freelancer has a story of frantically struggling last-minute to plug a budgetary hole caused by a flakey client, or quitting one freelance gig to make room for a new job… that never materialized.These pet peeves are so irritating because they ultimately lower client satisfaction AND prevent freelancers from establishing smooth-running, profitable businesses… and that’s good for nobody involved. Sidestepping these 5 pit falls ensures productive relationships – the best way to make both freelancers and clients happy!Got freelance pet peeves? We want to hear them: Take the Annual Independent Workers Survey now!Kate Hamill lives and works in New York City, where she consumes an inordinate amount of Sriracha daily. You can catch up with her on Twitter at @katerone.last_img read more


Rain again spoils Miami Open party, wiping out playRain again spoils Miami Open party, wiping out play


first_imgRain again spoiled the Miami Open party wiping out the evening session on Wednesday and adding to what has been a soggy and dejecting kickoff to a tournament looking for a new start.A move from the cramped Crandon Park on picturesque Key Biscayne to the wide open spaces at Hard Rock Stadium was hoped to provide the Miami Open with a bright future.But so far dark storm clouds have cast a wet shadow over proceedings.Prior to the start of the tournament, officials had boasted a 25 percent jump in ticket sales but the stands have been mostly empty through two days with only one of four sessions completed.Organisers have now been left with a backlog of matches to schedule and sending out refunds.Canadian teen sensation Bianca Andreescu, who claimed a stunning victory at Indian Wells on Sunday, was to be the headliner on the opening day but never made it onto the 13,800-seat stadium court to face Romania’s Irina-Camelia Begu.Following a ceremonial ribbon cutting earlier in the day under sunny skies involving Serena Williams, Roger Federer and world number ones Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic, action got underway with three-time Miami champion Victoria Azarenka defeating Dominika Cibulkova 6-2 3-6 6-4 to christen the venue.All of the 29-year-old Belarusian’s titles were celebrated at Crandon Park but the move to Miami suburbs did not have any affect on Azarenka as the twice Australian Open champion pounded 41 winners past her Slovak opponent.”I think the stadium is beautiful. I think the logistics here work out pretty well,” said Azarenka, a former world number one. “I feel the expansion of the tournament was, first of all, really necessary.advertisement”There is a lot more room. There is a lot better facilities. So I’m pretty happy.”Before the rain began 17-year-old American hope Amanda Anisimova gave the small crowd something to cheer about as she romped into the second round with 6-4 6-3 decision over Germany’s Andrea Petkovic.Before Andreescu grabbed the spotlight Anisimova had appeared to be the teenager to watch after she started 2019 with a run to the quarter-finals in Auckland and a fourth round appearance at the Australian Open.Also Read | Prajnesh Gunneswaran must not fall in trap of playing safe: Zeeshan Alilast_img read more


Wenger: EL game not Chelsea excuseWenger: EL game not Chelsea excuse


first_imgArsenal Wenger will not use Arsenal’s Europa League match as Chelsea excuse Chris Myson Last updated 2 years ago 22:19 13/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Wenger - Cropped Getty Images Arsenal UEFA Europa League Arsenal v Köln Köln Premier League Chelsea v Arsenal Chelsea Arsène Wenger The Gunners play Cologne and the Blues in quick succession this week, but their manager will not be complaining Arsene Wenger insists he will not use the Europa League as an excuse for a poor performance when Arsenal play rivals Chelsea on Sunday.After missing out on the Premier League top four last season, Arsenal have dropped to the Europa League and will open their campaign in Europe’s second competition at home to Cologne on Thursday.Giroud 4/5 to score v Cologne Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing That will come three days before a crunch trip to Stamford Bridge to play Chelsea, a game which will see Arsenal aim to beat a fellow Premier League top-six team for the first time in 14 attempts.If Arsenal fail to perform, Wenger will not be blaming the Cologne game — for which Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey will be rested — as he feels there is enough time to recover.”It is a good opportunity to show we can cope,” Wenger told reporters when asked about the challenging double-header this week.”We played Wednesday night in Barcelona and Saturday morning at Everton [in March 2016] and we won. “You have to not get caught in your mind with preconceived ideas, football is down to how you perform on the day.”Three days is plenty of time to recover. Wednesday night or Thursday night is no problem. “Wednesday-Saturday is similar. It’s just a different competition. When you play Wednesday-Saturday it’s similar to Thursday-Sunday.”The boss on @_OlivierGiroud_:”I have said many times that his contribution has been huge. He has had a great evolution here”#AFCvCOL pic.twitter.com/g0RAZwROZx— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) September 13, 2017Manchester United made a winning start to their Champions League campaign against Basel on Wednesday, having reached the tournament by winning the Europa League, but Wenger has not changed his view on where the competition should lie in his priorities.”It is not the best chance but one of the opportunities,” he said.”I came out and many times and said I think the best way is through the Premier League. “This is a different competition and we want to win every competition we play in, but we don’t calculate that this is the best way to the Champions League qualification. “We have done that for 20 years and 20 years by doing it in the Premier League.”Wenger rejected the idea that playing in the Europa League was a dent to his ego as a manager.”No,” he said. “The disappointment for not finishing in the top four was there, of course, but unfortunately we were one point short. “We made 75 points last year and overall I am humble enough to be happy enough to win every single competition.”last_img read more


De Bruyne stunned by Sane omissionDe Bruyne stunned by Sane omission


first_imgGermany ‘He’s the best young player in the world’ – De Bruyne stunned by Sane’s Germany omission Alex Fisher 20:35 6/6/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Kevin De Bruyne Leroy Sane Manchester City 06052018 Getty Germany Leroy Sané Germany v Mexico World Cup Friendlies Kevin De Bruyne Leroy Sane’s performances for Manchester City should have secured him a World Cup place with Germany, according to two team-mates. Kevin De Bruyne and Kyle Walker were left dumbfounded after their Manchester City team-mate Leroy Sane was left out of Germany’s World Cup squad .Sane was a surprise omission from Joachim Low’s final 23-man selection , the 22-year-old dropping out of Germany’s party along with Bernd Leno, Jonathan Tah and Nils Petersen.The winger – who won the PFA Young Player of the Year award and was involved in 33 goals in competitive matches in the 2017-18 season – spoke of his disappointment in a Twitter post on Tuesday and vowed to “bounce back stronger”. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now De Bruyne believes Sane has established himself as one of the hottest prospects in world football under the guidance of Pep Guardiola, and is therefore surprised to see him miss out.”I didn’t talk with him yet, it just happened, obviously,” said the Belgium international.”I just want to give him some space because I don’t think he thought he wouldn’t be in the squad. “For me he has been the best young player this year in the whole world, so you can see how I rate him. “In the end I don’t know what happened in Germany, maybe there was an issue between them [Sane and Low]. We’ll never know, I guess.”England full-back Walker also felt Sane’s displays for the Premier League champions warranted a place in Low’s squad.”I’m very close to Leroy at Manchester City,” Walker told reporters.”Obviously the Germany manager had very different ideas to me, I’m not the manager.”But I think the season he had in the Premier League, to win the Young Player of the Year, I thought he probably did deserve, in my opinion, to go to the World Cup and showcase his talent. But it wasn’t to be.”He’s got plenty more years and plenty more World Cups to come, so hopefully he goes to one of them.”last_img read more


Evergreen Back to BlackEvergreen Back to Black


first_imgzoom Taiwanese container carrier Evergreen Marine has steamed its way back to profit in the first quarter of 2015.The company recovered from a loss worth TWD 1.69 million from 2014 to a profit of TWD 1.53 million (USD 50,200).The rebounded results were mainly attributed to reduced operating costs.Taipei-listed liner said that its revenue has a slight improvement during the quarter amounting to TWD 35.3 million against TWD 34.32 million in the same period last year.The liner has bounced back from a loss of TWD 2.04 bn to a gain of TWD 2.05 bn in 2014.Evergreen currently operates sixty-six ships within the medium to ultra-large size range and has been reported to had ordered up to eleven 18,000 TEU container ships with Japan’s Shoei Kisen Kaisha, thus joining the elite club of mega-ship owners.last_img read more


Cai Mep Proves Its Readiness for Bigger ShipsCai Mep Proves Its Readiness for Bigger Ships


first_img Print  Close zoom Vietnam’s Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT), owned by APM Terminals, welcomed the 14,000 TEU m/v CSCL Star on October 29, 2015, following dredging works that enabled it to receive bigger vessels.The maiden visit of the ultra large container vessel (ULCV) of 157,000 DWT, deployed in the Ocean 3 Alliance, marked the first Vietnam/Northern Europe direct service.Notably, within the last week, two feeder services have also started to call at CMIT to connect both the local Vietnamese export cargo and the international export cargo from Thailand and Cambodia, all transshipped through CMIT.“This operation fits well into the vision of CMIT to be the first container hub port for domestic and international transshipment. The transshipment operation is also supported by the Vietnamese Government, as Vietnam positions itself within the Cai Mep deep-water container port group to best serve the Europe-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement which was agreed to in September,” said Robert Hambleton, General Director, CMIT.The Vietnamese Ministry of Transport, Vinamarine and the VMS have all funded the Cai Mep channel maintenance dredging. This recent work has brought the channel depth down to 13.2 metres at low water, in time to receive the CSCL Star.“Collectively, the Ministry of Transport, Vinamarine and CMIT have created a new and distinctive advantage for the Cai Mep deep water port group, now capable of handling the 14,000 TEU ULCV; a capability previously reserved for the ASEAN hubs in Singapore and Malaysia,” Nguyen Xuan Ky, CMIT Deputy General Director, commented. My locationcenter_img 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定last_img read more


Truly humbling to win 1st National Award Ayushmann KhurranaTruly humbling to win 1st National Award Ayushmann Khurrana


first_imgNew Delhi: Actor Ayushmann Khurrana has won his first National Film Award for his act as a blind pianist in “Andhadhun”, and he says the experience is “truly humbling and hugely gratifying”. “It’s truly humbling and hugely gratifying to win the coveted National Award. As an artiste, I have always tried to back disruptive content that stands out for its quality content,” Ayushmann said, after the announcement of the prestigious awards on Friday. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka “Today’s honour is a validation of my hard work, my belief system, my journey in movies and my reason to be an actor in the first place. Over and above my personal win. I’m thrilled that both the films that I have done — ‘Andhadhun’ and ‘Badhaai Ho’ — have won at the prestigious National Awards. It again validates that people of our country want to see cinema that entertains, that they can cherish, discuss and endorse.” He describes “Andhadhun” as a pathbreaking film. Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod Khanna “Sriram Raghavan (the film’s director) deserves all the accolades for creating a new genre of cinema for Indian audiences to enjoy. I have been truly fortunate to be a part of Sriram Raghvan’s vision and congratulate my director for his genius. As an artiste, ‘Andhadhun’ challenged me and I strongly feel it made me a better actor,” he said. His other film “Badhaai Ho” won the award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment at the 66th edition of the awards. “With ‘Badhaai Ho’ again, I took up a taboo topic because I believed that people would be okay to see this kind of cinema. I’m glad that a subject like ‘Badhaai Ho’ also won big today and I congratulate my director Amit Sharma for his breakthrough script that became a talking point in every household,” he said about the film that tells the story of a middle-aged couple who get pregnant. “It was a pleasure to collaborate with a forward thinking creative mind like him and again disrupt the stereotyped notions of what Hindi cinema should be.” He promises to continue on “this journey to discover and back cinema that truly stands apart and brings people back into the theatres”.last_img read more


Stars Hit Rapids On Day Two Of Red Nose ChallengeStars Hit Rapids On Day Two Of Red Nose Challenge


first_imgDara O’Briain, Melanie C, Jack Dee, Chelsee Healey, Phillips Idowu and Greg James yesterday started day two of the biggest challenge of their lives, The BT Red Nose Challenge: Hell and High Water – a five day ordeal which sees them attempt to travel under their own steam down Africa’s mighty Zambezi river and raise as much cash as possible for Red Nose Day.The challenge is sponsored by BT, a long term supporter of Comic Relief challenges since 2009.The team found themselves struck by catastrophe as Dara O’Briain and Phillips Idowu went down the wrong white water rapid. The twosome had to think quick as Dara came out of the boat and desperately clung onto a tree for almost an hour whilst Phillips got caught in the bushes before both being rescued. Although the guides never lost sight of the pair, the rest of the team were unaware of their whereabouts and began to fear the worst.Greg said: “I’m a bit shaken today, it was a lot more serious. We went on some rapids with two people per canoe and it all went horribly wrong! We actually lost Dara and Phillips – the rapid was so fierce and fast moving that they got taken down a different channel of the river to the rest of us, into a different area with loads of different rapids, and had to try to stop themselves and hold off in a calm area. They were away for an hour, the guides could see them but we had no idea where they were!”Dara and Phillips weren’t the only ones who found themselves in a spot of challenge trouble. Melanie C and Jack Dee also encountered drama this morning when their boat capsized and they gottrapped underneath. The duo had to be rescued by guides as their boat and paddles wrapped around a tree.Soon after the incident, Jack said: “We’ve lost our boat, it’s wrapped around the tree we hit. My helmet is covered in scratches. Luckily I’m not very bright so it’s not a problem, but we could have been properly bashed up. I’m going to have to stop doing these things; I don’t know why Comic Relief hate me so much. They’re doing their best to do me in out here.”Despite a scary morning, the six strong team will continue to push themselves to the limit as they travel 111km down the deadly Zambezi river, battling torrential downpours and negotiating rapids officially known as ‘Gnashing Jaws of Death’, ‘The Washing Machine’ and ‘Oblivion’ as they make their way beyond the world’s largest waterfall – Victoria Falls.Along the way they’re likely to encounter some of the world’s most dangerous and frightening creatures, like crocodiles, lethal snakes and one of the most deadly – hippos! By night there will be none of the five star luxury they’re used to, as they’ll be camping on treacherous cliff tops and damp, soggy riverbanks. And as if that wasn’t enough, they’re also likely to suffer nasty blisters, intense aching limbs and sweltering 30-degree heat, as they spend each day covering up to 29km on the river.The team are putting themselves through hell and high water in the hope of raising £1 million to help children in Zambia go to school. This could pay for life-changing education for thousands of vulnerable girls, for whom it means an escape from poverty and safety from child marriage and pregnancy. Any extra money raised will help those living unimaginably tough lives across the UK and the rest of Africa.BT is giving £30,000 a day to support the Hell and High Water team as part of the £500,000 it has committed to raise in support of The BT Red Nose Challenges – a duo of celebrity challenges sponsored by BT for Red Nose Day 2013.To help the stars raise stacks of cash, sponsor them now at rednoseday.com/zambezi.last_img read more


Shows you can watch with moms this Mother’s DayShows you can watch with moms this Mother’s Day


first_imgWe know that you like spending time in front of the screen – binge watching your favourite shows more than anything else. But as it is Mother’s Day, do the same thing in a different way. Try and engage her in watching some of the best web shows that are trending with you.Here is a list of series which you can binge watch with her: Blackish: Started back in 2014, ‘Blackish’ which is aired on American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is in its fifth season right now. Also Read – The Puja carnivalAddressing contemporary cultural issues with comedy, the show talks about a mother – Dr Rainbow Johnson, who raises her five children with a post-modern view of race and equality. Mom: Telecasted on CBS, Christy, a newly-sober single mother, attempts to pull her life together by trying to stay away from alcohol, raising her children with good values and forgiving her estranged mother, Bonnie. Modern Family: Claire Dunphy’s neurotic parenting style – balanced out by her goofy husband Phil – is one of the funniest parts of Modern Family, as viewers watch the couple’s three children transition from adolescence to young adults. Also Read – Wave City brings special offers this NavratraMom & co.: It is an Indian web show which takes it audience to the journey of transforming mother-son relationship as they start their own tiffin service company – Aai’s Kitchen. We are sure your moms will love this show and might get inspired to do something new in their life. So, get ready to have a great day with mom, few good shows, soft drinks and pop corns. Who knows this might become the most memorable mother’s day for your mom.last_img read more


Tense situation at Katunayake airport as employees protestTense situation at Katunayake airport as employees protest


A tense situation broke out at the Katunayake airport today when airport employees staged a protest.They blocked the entrance road to the airport and warned of more drastic measures if their demands are not met. The employees also blocked access to the VIP lounge of the airport during the protest.The protest was staged over demands for a salary increase. The protest was later temporarily called off. (Colombo Gazette)


Asian battle for RIO 2016 Qatar begin with 40Asian battle for RIO 2016 Qatar begin with 40


← Previous Story Women’s EHF CL: Rostov and Gyor win derby matches Next Story → AFRICAN EXPLOSION: Wael Jallouz torture – Šterbik is victim Olympic qualification tournament in Doha began on Saturday with 11 teams in two groups. Only the winner will qualify for the Olympic Games in Rio. Two biggest favorites are Qatar and Korea, but also Iran and Bahrain could dream about VISA for Brazil.Group A:Korea – Iraq 26:20China – Australia 29:24Group B:Qatar – Uzbekistan 49:9Iran – Oman 39:31Japan – Saudi Arabia 27:19


So we all know today is the longest day of the yearSo we all know today is the longest day of the year


first_imgThe actual moment of the Summer solstice will happen before noon, it’ll happen a minute or so apart in different of the country but it’s roughly at 11.50am.The Hill of Tara is one of the locations where the high summer will be recognised today with Tara Celebrations holding a event at under the theme of  ’Bountiful & Gratitude’ from 6.30pm which begins at the entrance gate to the Hill of Tara.“All are welcome,” says the event page. “And if you want to come and just sit on the Hill that is fine. Some of us are extroverts and like to express our energies, and those of the get together, outwardly.The one thing that has been made very clear at Tara Celebrations over the years is that if you want to sing or dance it is from the heart and has nothing to do with performance or pleasing others.Read: Can you really stand an egg on end on the day of the vernal equinox? > AS YOU’VE BEEN told since you were a child, 21 June is the longest day of the year.Exactly how long? Well, in Dublin there’s 17 hours and 15 seconds of full on daylight today and even more when you include twilight.Naturally up north they have even more of the day to enjoy, with Letterkenny getting a full 22 minutes more than the capital. Sunrise there will start at 4.57am and the sun will set at 9.27pm.In fact, at this time of year there’s no full on darkness. The darkest it gets is a period known as astronomical twilight.You don’t believe me? This photo was taken on Wednesday night at Newgrange by Anthony Murphy of Mythical Ireland. Bright at 12am at night. It almost looks like dawn but the orange glow is light pollution on the low cloud from nearby Drogheda. Source: Facebook/Anthony MurphyBecause of how the atmosphere bends light from the sun, even when the sun sets below the horizon we still get the benefit of light. Astronomical twilight is considered dark enough far stargazing and begins when the sun sets more than 18 degrees below the horizon.That’s it though, Ireland’s geographical position is north enough so that’s about as dark as it gets. The sun doesn’t set far enough below the horizon for astronomical twilight to end.Of course, we’ve got nothing some parts of the world where there’s 24 hours of sunlight in the Arctic Circle throughout the Summer months.center_img Whoops! We couldn’t find this Tweetlast_img read more


Samsung to be First to Release Chrome OS NetbookSamsung to be First to Release Chrome OS Netbook


first_imgSamsung has an upcoming netbook called Alex, which some are arguing could be the first netbook with Chrome OS. The OS has been released from beta testing, so OEMs are likely almost ready, if not already. But it appears that Samsung might be the first manufacturer to use it under the OEM license. Some of the specs for the model Alex include: 1280 x 600 display, 1.5 GHz Atom, 2 GB RAM, and a card reader. Right now, this is all just speculation. Hopefully Samsung will release more info soon enough. No word on release date or price at this point, nor do we have any data regarding if other OS options will be given. Via Digital Trendslast_img


People on the Move 030609People on the Move 030609


first_imgBusiness economist Richard DeKaser has joined Kiplinger Washington Editors as a “contributing economist.” DeKaser will write a weekly column called “Practical Economics” for Kiplinger.com and contribute to The Kiplinger Letter.Essence announced a pair of personnel promotions: former Midwest sales manager Paul Johnson will now serve as Midwest director and Danielle M. Brown, who previously served as corporate account manager, was named account director.Kelley Holmes, the longtime publisher of Cygnus Business Media’s Quick Printing, expanded her role to also serve as publisher of Printing News and Wide-Format Imaging magazines. At Printing News, Holmes replaces Micheal Zerner, who is no longer with the company.Las Vegas-based Greenspun Media Group announced a number of personnel changes: Tom Gorman was named senior editor of print, Rob Curley was named senior digital editor, Steve Green was named editor of In Business Las Vegas, Paula Pettit was appointed director of special events and Debbie Donaldson was promoted from associate publisher of In Business Las Vegas to director of sales. F+W Media named Aaron Kenedi editor-in-chief of Print magazine, replacing Emily Gordon, who was let go in January. Kenedi previously founded and served as editor-in-chief of Shift Media, and served as editorial director at Miller Media.Meredith Corp. announced several personnel changes to Meredith Integrated Marketing: Frank Gallon was named chief administrative officer; David Brown was promoted from executive vice president to senior vice present and general manager; managing director Keith Sedlak was promoted to chief marketing officer; and Georgine Anton, who served as publisher, was promoted to senior vice president.Kate Byrne was appointed vice president of Future US’s Technology and Living Group. Previously, Byrne (who recently married former BusinessWeek executive editor John Byrne) served as vice president of sales at Loomia Inc., a software tools developer.Media investment bankers the Jordan, Edmiston Group promoted Adam Gross to chief marketing officer. Gross, who joined the firm in 2000, had served as vice president of marketing and communications since 2003.last_img read more


House Democrats Bill Would Reform BRAC Process Authorize New Round in 2019House Democrats Bill Would Reform BRAC Process Authorize New Round in 2019


first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The next round of base closures would be held in 2019 and incorporate a series of reforms aimed at increasing congressional oversight and emphasizing savings, under legislation introduced Tuesday by Rep. Adam Smith (Wash.), Rep. Sam Farr (Calif.) and five other House Democrats.The measure’s reforms are intended to address lawmakers’ complaints about the escalating cost of implementing the 2005 round and the prolonged wait for the recommendations to generate net savings. The 2016 Military Infrastructure Consolidation Efficiency Act would authorize the Defense Department to consolidate, close and realign its infrastructure while maintaining sufficient capacity to support contingencies and potential force structure growth in the future, according to a press release.“This bill would create a better version of the BRAC process, introducing reforms that address the complaints from the 2005 base closure round and allowing DOD to make these kinds of targeted, smart reductions,” said Smith, ranking member on the House Armed Services Committee.“We should not be making the military cut training and supplies while at the same time refusing to let DOD save money that we know is not being used productively,” he said.The bill includes the following changes to the current BRAC process:offers Congress an opportunity to halt the BRAC process if it disapproves of the force structure plan, infrastructure assessments or the defense secretary’s certification of the need to carry out the round;requires the secretary to place an emphasis on developing recommendations that result in net savings within five years, and prohibits the secretary from submitting recommendations that do not produce net savings within 20 years unless they support a critical national security interest;establishes a cost cap for implementing the recommendations, with a congressional notification and 60-day waiting period if a recommendation’s cost increases by more than 25 percent;requires recommendations to be implemented within five years; andestablishes a new field activity for disposing of excess property.“This bill will help Congress overcome its fear of BRAC,” Farr said. “It reforms the BRAC process so it is more community-oriented, more efficient, and more about real cost savings. It also requires that the round be completed in five years rather than six, shortening the time that results will be achieved.”“One of the most compelling reforms is that it creates criteria that value professional military education as importantly as any other military training. That has not been true in the past and will be a real game-changer for communities that host military education facilities,” said Farr, whose district along the Central Coast of California includes the Defense Language Institute and the Naval Postgraduate School.The five other co-sponsors of the legislation are Democratic Reps. Susan Davis (Calif.), Jim Cooper (Tenn.), Madeleine Bordallo (Guam), Jackie Speier (Calif.) and Beto O’Rourke (Texas).last_img read more


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