Donald Trump is getting serious about his border wall Could it actually

first_img 99 Comments Thursday 26 Jan 2017, 6:26 PM Donald Trump is getting serious about his border wall. Could it actually happen? Maybe, but it’s expensive. Donald Trump dons his ‘Make America Great Again’ hat. Source: Jae C. Hong/APUS PRESIDENT DONALD Trump reaffirmed his campaign pledge yesterday and dispelled any doubts about whether he literally wanted to build a wall on the Mexican border.Trump signed an executive decree that seeks to kickstart the process and later told ABC News that construction would start “in months”.“As soon as we can, as soon as we can physically do it,” Trump said.I would say in months, yeah. I would say in months, certainly planning is starting immediately.The pledge to build the wall has been among Trump’s most controversial proposals, and it was certainly his most talked about promise during the early Republican primaries.Aside from the xenophobia of building a border wall to keep out what Trump described as the “drugs and rapists” from Mexico, people have also speculated about whether such a barrier is even possible.So is it? Source: TheRealNews/YouTubeThis question has been looked at by a range of different US news organisations over the past year. Most concluded that while it would not be impossible to build such a wall, the cost involved makes it incredibly unlikely to happen.But if it happens, the cost will be many multiples of what Trump has promised. His estimates have varied from between $4 billion to $12 billion.Trump himself has also fluctuated widely on exactly what the wall will be like, stating that it could be anywhere between 30-55 feet tall.Such variation will of course have a major effect on the eventual cost.As it stands, the US border with Mexico already has a significant portion that is currently divided by walls or fencing.The United States’ total land border with Mexico is about 2,000 miles long across four states. About 700 miles is fenced, largely because of George W. Bush’s 2006 Secure Fence Act.Trump has said that he wants at least 1,000 miles of wall, mostly along the Texan portion of the border.“I’m talking about precasts going up probably 35 to 40 feet up in the air. That’s high, that’s a real wall,” Trump told MSNBC in February of last year.The Washington Post put a figure of about $42 billion for 1,000 miles of 25-foot concrete wall and later said that another estimate put the cost at $25 billion.What are the problems? They are numerous, not least because much of the border is on privately-owned land. Source: LastWeekTonight/YouTubeThe landowners are largely ranchers who likely wouldn’t be keen on selling to the federal government.It’s been suggested that the US version of a compulsory purchase order be used to take the land from the border dwellers.This is known as eminent domain and if it was to be employed in the case of Trump’s wall, it would greatly delay and further increase cost.Another problem is that many sections of the border are in literal deserted areas so roads would have to be built to transport the materials to the construction site. Source: CNN/YouTubeThe materials themselves are also a source of debate with the scale of the undertaking ruling out several types of construction method.The most likely building process would be to use large cement wall panels that are enforced by steel bars. Trump himself has said this is what the wall would likely be built out of.Aside from the huge financial burden of building such a wall, maintenance costs are also astronomical. Politico estimated that maintenance of a concrete wall would run about $750 million annually.Poll: Do you think a wall along the US-Mexican border will actually be built? >Read: Trump plan for a wall in Clare slammed by international experts > Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Jan 26th 2017, 6:26 PM Share Tweet Email1 By Rónán Duffy Short URL 28,273 Views last_img read more

Market Fresh Finds: Versatile onion revs up most meals

first_imgOnions are one of the most versatile vegetables, providing a piquant or sweet tang, whether eaten raw or added to recipes. A market staple year-round, onions can enhance almost any dish. The high sugar content allows for a sweet surprise when saut?ed.The most popular cooking variety used today is the yellow onion, with a spicy boldness that mellows and sweetens with cooking. The white onion can vary from mild to spicy, with little aftertaste. Spanish red onions are generally milder than white or yellow with a crisp quality that adds crunch to salads and sandwiches. Walla Walla and Vidalia onions are sweet onions that have a higher sugar content, making them the mildest variety.The mature onion is the most popular. Young plants known as green onions may be harvested before the bulbs form. When allowed to mature until a small bulb forms, they are called scallions.Onions are a good source of vitamins B1, B6, C and K, as well as dietary fiber and folic acid. One cup provides 46 calories.When purchasing fresh onions, look for those bright in color, with a shiny thin skin, no odor and firm necks. Storage onions are darker in color and have a thicker skin. When cut into, onions should have a creamy white interior. Avoid onions that are soft or sprouting; young onions are sweeter than old ones.last_img read more

Man accused of firing at Sheriffs Deputies in Vista pleads not guilty

first_img KUSI Newsroom, VISTA (KUSI) – A Pauma Valley man accused of ambushing three San Diego County sheriff’s deputies at his home in a rural area near Casino Pauma, sparking a nearly six-hour standoff in which he suffered a gunshot wound, pleaded not guilty today to three counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm on a peace officer.Jose Nieto, 28, was ordered held on $1 million bail. He faces 33 years and eight months in prison if convicted, Deputy District Attorney Michael Runyon said.The standoff began about 4:15 p.m. Dec. 20, when deputies Cory Crawford, Jared Muli and John Avedesian went to a home in the 156-00 block of Adams Drive in response to a a 911 call from a man who said “he needed help and didn’t feel safe in his home.”As the three deputies approached the front door of the home, they were met with gunfire, said sheriff’s Lt. Rich Williams.The deputies returned fire, established a perimeter around the home and called for backup, including a SWAT team. Nearby residents were evacuated from their homes and surrounding streets were shut down. The deputies were not injured.Authorities spent hours trying to establish communication with the gunman, but when that was unsuccessful, the SWAT team entered the home about 10 p.m. and found Nieto inside with a gunshot wound to his lower body, for which he was hospitalized, Williams said.Nieto will be back in court Jan. 22 for a readiness conference and Jan. 24 for a preliminary hearing. Posted: January 11, 2019 January 11, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom Man accused of firing at Sheriff’s Deputies in Vista, pleads not guiltylast_img read more

Black hole Google Doodle was conceived during artists morning commute

first_imgThe animated Google Doodle highlighting the first image of a black hole was created in just a few hours. Google Google usually has weeks or months to plan its Doodles, but sometimes scientific discoveries dictate a tighter schedule for the artists behind the familiar variations of Google’s logo.As the scientific and tech communities marveled Wednesday at the first direct image of a black hole, Google jumped into action to mark the milestone. Reflecting the extraordinary gravitational pull of the black hole, Google’s animated Doodle featured the image of the black hole at the center of the Doodle, sucking the other letters into its abyss before swallowing the photo too.The image of the black hole, which has been likened to an out-of-focus campfire, was revealed earlier Wednesday by scientists from the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration. Seeing the exact shape of a black hole for the first time is a big deal for science, possibly confirming or disproving the theory of gravitation proposed by Albert Einstein over a century ago that is fundamental to our understanding of the universe and the laws of physics that govern our daily lives. Now playing: Watch this: The power of such a discovery didn’t escape the attention of Doodler artist Nate Swinehart, who drafted the concept for the Doodle in his car while driving to work Wednesday morning. By 2 p.m. PT, his creation was already gracing Google’s home page.”These achievements are incredible, inspiring and often mind-boggling,” Swinehart said. “It’s a huge opportunity as an artist to take the homepage space and make something small and charming that piques people’s interest in the discovery.”Swinehart is the artist behind Google’s other “live” cosmic Doodles, which are Doodles created in less than a day. He also created the Doodles for the discovery of seven Earth-like planets in a single star system in 2017 and the discovery of evidence of water on the moon in 2009. Below is a copy of Swinehart’s sketch of how he envisioned the Doodle:black-hole-doodle-sketchHow the Doodle began. Nate Swinehart/Google 6:32 Online Tags How black holes swallow light, warp space-time and blow… Share your voice 1 Comment Google Doodlelast_img read more

On The Go with Chekhov in Delhi

first_imgAnton Chekhov, naam to suna hoga. If yes, here is your treat and if no, grab chance to learn and watch him unfold on the Capital stage. Presented by Curtain Call productions, titled On The Go, the play is a blend of short stories written by the legendary author and is directed by Vishesh Arora.‘I was mulling over doing a play based on short stories for long and then finally settled on Chekhov since he is the best amongst all contemprary short story writers. It required a lot of effort in terms of finding good actors and conceptualising to execution of the play, which all happened in less than a month,’ said Arora. ‘The striking part is that the stories I have shortlisted are all a mix of many genres like satire, comdey and romance.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’It prefectly mirrors the image of our Indian society in current times. Plus the elements like lighting and costumes have to be taken care of since we are putting up a particular era of Russian society,’ he added.The stories which are to performed include- The Boor (also known as The Bear), The Lottery Ticket and A Marriage Proposal.While The Boor revolves around the fickleness of feelings and commitment. And explores the ironies of life which could happen to anybody in life, The Lottery Ticket is based on how money can alter relationships and A Marriage Proposal explores the process of getting married and is a satire on the upper middle class and process of courtship.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe play points out the struggle to balance the economic necessities of marriage and what the characters actually want. Manil Mayank Mishra who essays the role of Mr Smirnov in The Boor says, ‘My character is of a protagonist who has a covert emotional side to him. But since he shares a tragic past his belief in love and commitment is shattered. He keeps himself  occupied and engrossed with the practical world…To fit into the character I had to refer videos and books based on Russian culture and then portray them on stage.’last_img read more

Which Tech Billionaires Donate the Most to Charity Infographic

first_imgJune 3, 2015 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global When you’re sitting on billions, even millions, you can easily afford to give generously to charity and should, and not just for the tax breaks. Whether fueled by a genuine desire to make a difference or out of sheer vanity — or, yes, to greedily ease the tax blow — today’s tech titans are showering their favorite charities with cash.Bill Gates, easily the most famous philanthropist among the tech elite, is back on top again as the richest man in the world, clocking an estimated net worth of $79.7 billion. He’s also arguably the most generous soul on earth.Related: How the World’s First Bitcoin Charity Is Harnessing the Cryptocurrency to Change Lives (VIDEO)The Microsoft co-founder, a Harvard dropout, founded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with his wife in 2000. The aim of the nonprofit is to improve U.S. education and global health. To date, he’s donated $29.5 billion to what is now the world’s largest private foundation. Gates also launched The Giving Pledge with his wife, Melinda, and fellow billionaire Warren Buffett. The initiative encourages the world’s wealthiest to give the majority of their fortunes to charity.   One tech billionaire you might not have heard of, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, the visionary behind Moore’s Law, is also one of the globe’s most prolific philanthropists. He and his wife, Betty, joined The Giving Pledge in 2012, eleven years after donating half of their wealth to their own namesake foundation.  Related: Why Bill Gates Is Backing Impact Entrepreneurs in IndiaFor a deeper dive into Gates’s and Moore’s exceptional charitable giving efforts — along with those of four more of today’s leading tech billionaires — check out the fact-packed infographic below, care of Who Is Hosting This.Click to EnlargeImage credit: Who Is Hosting ThisRelated: 4 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Pay It Forward Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.center_img 2 min read Register Now »last_img read more

Samsungs Memorial Day microSD Sale is Live with Cards Starting at a

first_img Share Tweet Submit Samsung has joined SanDisk’s Memorial Day microSD sale party and is offering its Evo Select lineup of cards at a hefty discount.There are a few names in the memory business which you can trust with your eyes closed and Samsung is one of them. If SanDisk just doesn’t float your boat for some reason then you can opt for a Samsung microSD card right now which happens to be heavily discounted. We’re talking about discounts that go all the way down to just $7 for a 32GB card which is insane considering how cheap these things have gotten over the past few years.Right now, you can pick up the Evo Select microSD card in a number of configurations, including: 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. But remember one thing in mind, that 32GB card on offer is the slowest of the bunch and offers read and write speeds of 95MB/s and 20MB/s, respectively. Basically, if performance is your priority and you are looking forward to recording an occasional 4K video or two then the next card in the discounted lineup – 64GB – is your best friend.Up to 100MB/s Read and 60MB/s Write speed with Class 10 and U3 compatibilityHigh-performance for 4K UHD video recording, high resolution pictures, mobile gaming and music, for use in Smartphones, Drones, Android Tablets, Tablet PCs, Action Cameras, DSLRs and moreIncludes: Full-Size adapter for use in Cameras and Laptop/Desktop Computers10-year limited warranty. Compatible with a wide range of devices for both SD and micro SDUHS-I, compatible to HS interface. Up to 60MB/s Write Speed. Up to 100MB/s Read SpeedBuy Samsung 32GB 95MB/s (U1) MicroSD EVO Select Memory Card with Adapter – $7Buy Samsung 64GB 100MB/s (U3) MicroSD EVO Select Memory Card with Adapter – $11Buy Samsung 128GB 100MB/s (U3) MicroSD EVO Select Memory Card with Adapter – $19.99Buy Samsung 256GB 100MB/s (U3) MicroSDXC EVO Select Memory Card with Adapter – $38last_img read more

Mozillas MDN Web Docs gets new Reactpowered frontend which is now in

first_imgOn Monday, Kadir Topal, a Senior Product Manager at Mozilla announced that the new React frontend of MDN Web Docs is now in Beta. MDN Web Docs, formerly known as Mozilla Developer Network, is the one-stop for web developer documentation. Mozilla has been working on replacing the jQuery library with React for months now to provide developers a customized MDN experience while still ensuring faster page loading time. MDN has two modes: editing and viewing. While viewing is used by most developers visiting the site, only a small fraction of them use the editing mode. This is why the team broke these two use cases into different domains. You can access the editing mode on and the viewing mode on The team plans to decommission after the testing phase is complete. The editing mode will continue to be served by the old frontend The discussion on this decision started earlier this year. While many praised it for this move, many felt that as a promoter of web standards it shouldn’t overlook web components for a custom framework. A developer commented on MDN’s GitHub repository, “As a user, I would like to see Mozilla that uses web standards to promote web standards. As a developer, I would like to see Mozilla and their developers using web standards and promote them. I don’t need to see the nth React project.” Another developer commented, “The message that the No. 1 resource for Web development is ditching the same Web technologies it advocates, would be as disastrous as that, implicitly claiming a defeat for the Web, hence seppuku in the long term for the platform nobody would care much anymore.” In its support a developer remarked, “At the end of the day, none of us should care what MDN uses – we should care that the devs who have put so much effort into building a resource that has massively contributed to our own education and will continue to do so on a daily basis are productive and happy.” David Flanagan, one of the developers behind this project, affirmed that this decision was purely pragmatic. Flanagan shared that the MDN team is very tiny and they only had occasional help from volunteer contributions. Choosing React for MDN’s frontend may bring more contributors, he believed. He said, “Fundamentally, I’m asking you all to trust us. We’re hoping to do great things this year with MDN, and I think that the vast majority of our users will love what we do. Thank you for reading this far, and thank you for your passion about web standards and MDN.” The team is now seeking developers’ feedback on this release. In case of any issue, you can file a bug, reply on Discourse, or also contact Topal on Twitter. Read Next Mozilla announces a subscription-based service for providing ad-free content to users Mozilla launches Firefox Preview, an early version of a GeckoView-based Firefox for Android Mozilla makes Firefox 67 “faster than ever” by deprioritizing least commonly used featureslast_img read more

22 years in jail for rape of 74yearold woman

first_imgFor those who have not been following the story, on the day of the brutal attack (February 14, 2014), a young man visited the Moolman farmstead with the intention of hiring a truck to move machinery. He could not be helped because the farmer was not at home. Mrs Moolman phoned her husband and gave the telephone to the man. After the telephonic conversation, the man agreed to return the following day.However, before leaving, he asked the farmer’s wife for some food and she gave him some. After a short time, the family dog started barking inside the house. Realising something was wrong, she contacted Elandslaagte police. Minutes later, she was attacked by the man. She attempted to fight him off, even though he was holding her at knife-point and saying, “I’ll kill you”.He pressed her down on the bed and raped her. Shortly afterwards, the young man raped her again. And just when she thought the ordeal was over, he pulled her to the living room, demanding money and weapons.The elderly woman then decided to make a desperate bid for freedom. She managed to escape from her attacker and run to a neighbour’s farm. The farmer (neighbour) came to her assistance and immediately activated his Secure SA alarm.Dog Unit (K9) officers and Sharaj Ambulance Services rushed to the farm. By then, her husband had left the work he was doing and also rushed to his wife’s aid. The 74-year-old woman was rushed to a local hospital.The next day, police investigating the attack made a breakthrough when community members came forward with information about the attacker. He was arrested and positively identified by the victim. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite 20-year-old brutal rapist and robber Nkosingiphile Nkosi stood before Ladysmith Magistrate Visagie yesterday morning (Monday) for sentencing.Nkosi previously appeared in the Regional Court on March 5, where he was found guilty of raping 74-year-old Mrs Moolman on February 14 last year. He was also found guilty of housebreaking with intention to rape and robbery with aggravating circumstances.Showing no signs of remorse, he was sentenced to 22 years in prison. This after the State produced strong evidence linking the accused to three of the four charges he faced.In a packed courtroom, Magistrate Visagie said that rapists and robbers are on top of the ladder when it comes to heinous crime, especially seeing that the old and weak are being targeted by these criminals, and they will face severe sentencing in court.At the time of the robbery and rape, Nkosi was 20 years old and a school-going pupil in Grade 9.Speaking to the Ladysmith Gazette in an exclusive interview, the Moolman family thanked all the people (of all races) who supported them throughout the ordeal and the trial.last_img read more

Symbolism of the Easter egg

first_imgBrightly-decorated eggs, Easter egg rolling and Easter egg hunts have become integral to the celebration of Easter in today’s world.However, the tradition of painting hard-boiled eggs pre-dates Christianity. In many cultures around the world, the egg is a symbol of new life, fertility and rebirth. For Christians, the Easter egg is symbolic of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Painting Easter eggs is an especially beloved tradition in the Orthodox and Eastern Catholic churches, where the eggs are dyed red to represent the blood of Jesus Christ that was shed on the cross. Easter eggs are blessed by the priest at the end of the Paschal vigil and distributed to the congregants. The hard shell of the egg represents the sealed tomb of Christ, and cracking the shell represents Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. Moreover, historically, Christians would abstain from eating eggs and meat during Lent, and Easter was the first chance to eat eggs after a long period of abstinence (Orthodox Christians continue to abstain from eggs during Lent).Easter egg hunts and egg rolling are two popular egg-related traditions. An egg hunt involves hiding eggs outside for children to run around and find on Easter morning. Eggs are rolled as a symbolic re-enactment of the rolling away of the stone from Christ’s tomb. In the United States, the Easter Egg Roll is an annual event that is held on the White House lawn each Monday after Easter. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

Bergville lass keeps casino clients safe

first_imgVictoria Mokoena, who comes from humble beginnings in Bergville, KwaZulu-Natal, is Montecasino’s new security manager.This is a job that comes with a daunting array of responsibilities, but none that intimidate Victoria, as she has been thoroughly prepared for all of them during her 15 years in the casino security industry.The Montecasino precinct is Gauteng’s premier entertainment destination, and Victoria’s job entails making sure that every person within the precinct – whether visitor, tenant or employee – is secure at all times. It’s a strategic position that comes with a staff complement of 45 people, including 34 floor officers, five managers, five supervisors and an assistant manager.Her first foray into security was in 1992, when she started training with a private security company. After six years, she was a fully-trained security officer. She joined Montecasino as a gaming officer in 1999 and within four months was promoted to supervisor.During her time as a supervisor, she achieved her Diploma in Security Management. After three years, an opening came up at Suncoast Casino for a duty manager, which she accepted – and moved to Durban. Then, in 2013, she was offered the job of security manager for Montecasino, which she accepted with alacrity. Throughout her time at the casino properties, she has been given opportunities to upgrade herself, to attend training, and to use her talent to progress in her career and provide an increasingly important service to the company she has come to deeply respect.“I have always strived for excellence in my job and this has been appreciated by the Tsogo Sun casinos I have worked for. I have been encouraged to persevere in my studies and make the most of every opportunity, exploring my own potential at every stage,” says Victoria.The training she has had at Montecasino and Suncoast in security includes casino floor and external areas security (staff and guests); personal protection of guests and VIPs; investigations (scams, crimes, reported incidents); and protection of company assets and tenants. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite In management, her training has included a valid gaming licence; staff recruitment, selection, training and development; project management; customer relations and conflict resolution, including complaints and legal claims; policy and procedure implementation to ensure security, health and safety; and liaison and networking with external agencies such as police and city management.Various short courses have included emotional intelligence, management assessment, finance for non-financial managers, ER for managers, Baton Combat defence tactic, Minimum Force Tactic, fire-fighting and first aid, supervisory and management development, and others.“The path my career has followed, the way I have been nurtured to develop, the chances I have been given, the training I have received, together with my ability to work hard and apply myself have all worked together to help me reach this important position. I consider myself very blessed,” adds Victoria.She has hit the ground running in her new job, and her favourite part of it is the constant interaction with people of all walks of life in all circumstances. “I know that when I stand in front of a distressed, anxious or even angry guest, by the time we part, we will be friends. I will always dignify the individual and ensure that whatever their state of mind, they will be heard. That’s important to me.”She has already had discussions with her superiors about her plans for further self-empowerment at Tsogo Sun, which she says includes a degree in business management.As a child, Victoria dreamed of being a police officer, but this, she says, is the best of both worlds. She is contributing significantly to the safety and security of thousands of people all the time, while also having the opportunity to contribute to the ‘great experience’ that Montecasino promises its guests, and to build healthy customer relations.Her love for her job often finds her spending long hours on the property, which is her favourite place in Johannesburg. “Montecasino is never the same from one day to the next – I enjoy being at the precinct so much that often my staff talk about banning me, but to me, it’s my second home.”Victoria is also passionate about her industry. “It’s a very important part of life at Montecasino. In fact, the safe and secure environment is one of the strong draw-cards of the casino – and I look forward to making a difference to people’s lives in a positive way here for a long time to come,” she concludes.last_img read more

Mondays One Minute Warm Up

first_imgTo get the blood pumping:A single shot that goes through the hoop twice?!?!?!?!Molly Kreycik of @msunorthern hit a 3/4 court buzzer beater that went through the hoop twice in the NAIA Women’s Tournament!— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) March 18, 2017 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatix Wrestler celebrates a national title by slamming his coach to the matCORY CLARK!!!!!!!!— sam milder (@smilderrr) March 19, 2017Great peek at South Carolina head basketball coach Frank Martin’s humble journey from a Dairy Queen to Sweet 16 coachFor more on Frank Martin’s early humble days and bouncing career:— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) March 20, 2017Bet there aren’t a lot of folks out there who called this one…The ACC’s the football champ, and the SEC has three in the Sweet SixteenMakes sense— SB✯Nation CFB (@SBNationCFB) March 20, 2017This sounds delicious@MattSBN Rhode Island pioneered a beverage called “coffee milk,” which is like chocolate milk but coffee. It’s alright.— AndyToBull (@andytobo) March 20, 2017Uhhh….Tough to see the mustache go but it will forever be with us in spirit. Thank you @Jared_Poche #Amen— Cole Freeman (@ColeDrank) March 19, 2017This is inspiringESPN’s Holly Rowe said her job covering sports is helping her through her battle with cancer.— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) March 19, 2017That’s funnyScientists had to delete Urban Dictionary’s data from the memory of IBM’s Watson, because it was learning to swear in its answers.— The Spectator Index (@spectatorindex) March 18, 2017This is nuts…This is one official windmill (: jphilips1515/Instagram)— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) March 18, 2017Oh Uncle Verne…Oh no.— Michael Casagrande (@ByCasagrande) March 18, 2017The quote of the day”I have 0 interest in winning games. I have interest in winning championships..” – Tom Izzo— Al Martin (@AlMartinWKAR) March 20, 2017The best from Friday and the weekend:Mike Gundy…the rattlesnake wrangler?Video: Some of Arkansas State’s off season program will look “wacky” to some coachesFriday’s One Minute Warm Uplast_img read more

Deflated balloon lodged in wires disrupts MRT3 operations

first_imgMANILA – Operations of the capital’s main train line was disrupted Wednesday afternoon after what appeared to be a deflated balloon was found lodged in wires between MRT-3’s Kamuning and Quezon Avenue stations.MRT-3 train operations in both directions were halted from 3:46 p.m. after a train driver found something lodged between a contact wire and messenger wire at the interstation of Kamuning and Quezon Avenue, its operator said in an advisory. Operations resumed by 4:21 p.m. after the balloon was removed, the statement said. “In view of this, we remind the public not to throw trash within the vicinity of our stations, so as not to compromise the safety and disrupt train operations,” the MRT-3 operator said. MRT-3 ADVISORYAt 3:46PM today, 26 June 2019, our train driver reported that a balloon was found lodged between MRT-3’s contact wire and messenger wire at the interstation of Kamuning and Quezon Avenue (northbound).— DOTr MRT-3 (@dotrmrt3) June 26, 2019last_img read more

MS Roald Amundsen takes to water for first time

first_imgNewerAer Lingus takes off for Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport Hurtigruten’s new hybrid powered MS Roald Amundsen has made what the company is calling maritime history, becoming the first cruise ship in the world to sail purely on battery power.The moment – when the brand-new expedition cruise ship moved through the water silent and completely emission free, powered by her large battery packs only – occurred off the west coast of Norway.Specially designed for some of the most spectacular waters of the planet, MS Roald Amundsen features ground-breaking green technology which was put to the test as she left Kleven Yard for her maiden voyage.MS Roald Amundsen is the first cruise ship equipped with batteries, something deemed impossible just a few years back. With the introduction of MS Roald Amundsen, Hurtigruten sets a new standard not only for cruising, but for the entire shipping industry to follow, Hurtigruten chief executive, Daniel Skjeldam, argued.ADVERTISEMENTNamed after polar hero Roald Amundsen – who led the first expedition to traverse the Northwest Passage, the first expedition to the south pole and the first expedition proven to have reached the North Pole, MS Roald Amundsen is set to honour his legacy.Starting this summer, the hybrid powered cruise ship will explore some of the most spectacular areas of the planet using the battery packs to support her low-emission engines. MS Roald Amundsen is designed and built with sustainability at core of every little detail. In addition to the green technology, this makes her the first cruise ship in the world designed to be single-use plastic free. Sustainability will also be an integral part of the guest experience. Hurtigruten took delivery of the world’s first hybrid powered cruise ship from Norway’s Kleven yard last week. She has been built alongside sister ship MS Fridtjof Nansen, debuting in 2020. OlderLoisaba Lodo Springs in Loisaba Conservancy opens to guestslast_img read more

No citizenship applications received from Libya minister says

first_imgCyprus has not received a request from Libya asking the government not to grant citizenship to four of its nationals, nor were any applications made, Interior Minister Constantinos Petrides said on Thursday.The minister was commenting on a report in The Libya Observer that his Libyan counterpart, Fathi Bashagha, had asked him not to issue passports for four sons of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, the head of the Libyan National Army currently engaged in a civil war, after news said they were applying for them currently.“We have not officially received such a letter but such applications from Libya do not appear to exist,” Petrides said. “In any case, the government is alert and takes such information into consideration.”Quoting unnamed diplomatic sources, the Cyprus News Agency said no such letter had been received.The Observer said Bashaga had posted the letter on Facebook on Tuesday.“Our investigations and intelligence say Khalid, Saddam, Al-Seddiq and Belqasim Haftar have all applied for passports in Cyprus, thus we call on you to halt this process as those persons are involved in different lawsuits in Libya, including robbing Central Bank of Libya in Benghazi among other crimes.” Bashagha’s letter reads according to the Observer. You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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