SecretaryGeneral empowering women promotes peace

“We are still far from turning this understanding into universal practice,” Mr. Ban said in a video message to the “Women for Peace” dinner in New York.Women are still under-represented in decision-making positions – especially when it comes to peace-making, peace-building and peacekeeping – in most nations, he said.Their informal work towards peace is rarely ever reflected in formal peace processes, the Secretary-General lamented. The concerns of women, who are among those who suffer the most in conflicts, are most often reflected in negotiations.“When women participate in peace negotiations, and in crafting a peace agreement, their societies are the winners,” he stressed, pledging the UN’s continued support to promote the role of women in peace-building. 17 April 2009Empowering women is essential to build better lives for all, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, calling for greater efforts to achieve gender equality. read more

Moldova becomes latest State party to International Criminal Court

14 October 2010Moldova has become the latest country to ratify the treaty establishing the International Criminal Court (ICC), which is tasked with trying people accused of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. Moldova has become the latest country to ratify the treaty establishing the International Criminal Court (ICC), which is tasked with trying people accused of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. The country ratified the 1998 Rome Statute on Tuesday, bringing the total number of States parties to 114. The treaty will enter into force for Moldova on 1 January 2011.“The ICC applauds Moldova’s decision to join the international community’s efforts to put an end to impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes that threaten the peace, security and well-being of the world,” the court, which is based in The Hague, said in a news release.An independent, permanent court, the ICC was set up in 2002 after the number of ratifications passed 60 that year. It is currently investigating events in five countries or regions: Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Sudan’s Darfur region, the Central African Republic (CAR) and Kenya. An individual State or the Security Council can refer cases to the court for investigation. read more

Indian girl held in Sri Lanka for Buddha image on dress

The Police had detained and questioned an Indian tourist who was wearing a dress with a print of the Buddha on it.The 26-year-old tourist was on the island on a family holiday at a resort near Bentota, The Hindu newspaper reported. Before the group’s departure from Colombo on Monday, some of them were shopping at an upmarket mall in the capital. “Just as we were about to make the payment at the counter, three cops came up to us and said they needed to arrest and take my niece. We were terrified,” said Deepam R., aunt of the young woman. The 26-year-old and the rest of the family apologised to the police and said they did not intend to offend Sri Lankans, she said. Insisting that she would accompany her niece, Ms. Deepam went to the police station, where they were made to sign a statement and apologise, before being allowed to proceed to the airport for departure.When contacted, the police said the family was let off with a warning. “Wearing such a print is an offence according to the penal code. It is not just about the Buddha, wearing prints of deities of any religion is considered offensive,” police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara told The Hindu. However, senior lawyer J.C. Weliamuna said: “Only defaming a religion is a criminal offence in Sri Lanka, wearing a normal print of the Buddha does not amount to that. This is ridiculous.” “One of my nephews rushed to the store next door and bought a T-shirt, so my niece could wear it over the dress. But the police did not allow her to do that. They asked her to come to the police station with them,” Ms. Deepam told The Hindu over telephone, upon her return to Chennai. read more

Middle East UN envoy urges parties to break deadlock of violence and

Briefing the Security Council today, Robert Serry, the Special Coordinator for the Middle East Process, said that while the temporary ceasefire has granted civilians a reprieve for the past eight days, “it has taken too much time, and too many lives to achieve.”To date, almost 2,000 Palestinians have been killed, of whom 459 are children and 239 are women. This total includes more than two thirds civilians. Some 10,000 Palestinians, roughly a third of them children, have been injured. In addition, 64 Israeli soldiers, two Israeli civilians and one foreign national have reportedly been killed. Ending this bloodshed required addressing its root causes including the occupation that began in 1967, said Serry.“It remains my conviction that we must not leave Gaza in the condition it was in before this latest escalation. Otherwise, the restrictions on the Strip – on exit and entry of goods and people – will continue to fuel instability, underdevelopment and conflict, and I am afraid the next escalation will be just a matter of time.”Mr. Serry said a sustainable solution must consist of ending the blockade while addressing Israel’s security concerns. The agreement should also address issues of governance and reconstruction, all in the context of the return of one legitimate Palestinian Authority to Gaza. It must also restructure the security sector, which will gradually assume the exclusive control through the deployment of Palestinian Security Forces to border crossings and throughout Gaza. This will require international support, including from the European Union and the United Nations and more specifically the Security Council, which must take the all necessary action to support a durable ceasefire. Recalling his trip Gaza last week, Mr. Serry said he met with officials to address the daunting challenges of reconstruction, as part of “bringing back Gaza” under one legitimate government. “I call on all in Gaza to rally behind the Government of National Consensus and empower it to take charge…Right now, Gaza urgently needs houses, hospitals, and schools – not rockets, tunnels, and conflict. We expect Hamas, and all other factions, to act responsibly in this regard and refrain from any actions that run counter to this agenda,” said Mr. Serry.Reconstruction must be the main priority as some 16,800 housing units have been destroyed or severely damaged, affecting 100,000 Palestinians. The UN stands ready to discuss ways to import materials into Gaza to assist much-needed rebuilding efforts. Mr. Serry also said he was extremely troubled by the direct hit on UN schools, which resulted in 38 deaths and 317 injuries. Eleven UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) colleagues were killed in the line of duty and 108 UN installations have been damaged. On claims that rockets were found in the schools, he said it was “intolerable” to disrespect vital provisions of international law that protect civilians. read more

Main Round opens Denmark wants revenge against Spain

The first day of the decisive main round matches is scheduled for today. Denmark and Spain both transferred four points from the group phase, and they meet today in a game whose winner would definitely head for the semifinals. Spain humiliated Denmark in the final of the World Championship 2013 in Barcelona, and with Denmark being on the home soil now, they’ll be certainly looking for a revenge. Anders Eggert returns for Denmark, while Julen Aguinagalde is still in doubt, and is to have his first game yet at the tournament.Weakened Hungary without Laszlo Nagy plays against weakened Macedonia without Naumce Mojsovski. While Macedonia with the last-second winner against Austria through Lazarov secured two points in the main round, Hungary has not had a great tournament so far, and the draw against Iceland is what put them through, but with only one point. Mate Lekai is the leader in the Hungarian team with 15 goals, while Macedonia’s best is of course – Kiril Lazarov – with 28 goals so far. Useful addition to the squad will be Nemanja Pribak, former Serbian playmaker, who decided to play for Macedonians.Pointless Austria takes on Iceland in the last game of Group 1. Austria has showed some great play at this tournament, and same goes for Iceland, who will seek two points from game, as they’re the slight favorite in this one. Should Iceland win, they stand a good chance of trying to reach the top two spots in the group, which everyone expects to be filled by Spain and Denmark.SCHEDULE:Macedonia-Hungary 16.00Austria-Iceland 18.15Denmark-Spain 20.30 ← Previous Story Belarus through on the wings of recovered Rutenka Next Story → France VS Croatia for the door of semi-finals Anders EggertAustriaBorko Ristovskiehf euroeuro 2014IcelandJulen AguinagaldeKiril LazarovLajos MocsaiLaszlo NagyMacedoniaMate LekaiSpain read more

Bisphénol A interdiction de la commercialisation des biberons contenant la molécule

first_imgBisphénol A : interdiction de la commercialisation des biberons contenant la moléculeFrance – La proposition de loi visant à interdire la commercialisation des biberons contenant du bisphénol A a été adoptée par le Sénat mercredi dernier. La loi devrait passer à l’Assemblée nationale d’ici peu.Souhaitant à la base l’interdiction de la commercialisation de tous les produits d’emballage alimentaires contenant cette molécule, le Rassemblement démocratique et social européen (RDSE) devra se contenter d’une interdiction concernant uniquement les biberons.À lire aussiBisphénol A : une nouvelle piste vers le développement de substitutsLe bisphénol A est suspecté d’entraîner des troubles hormonaux, de plus, le chauffage du biberon facilite la propagation du BPA dans les aliments. D’ailleurs, il est déjà interdit dans certaines crèches, notamment celles de Paris et de Besançon. Il est classé en tant que “perturbateur endocrinien potentiel” par un certain nombre de scientifiques et présenterait “un risque pour le développement des nourrissons et des fœtus”. La ministre de la Santé Roselyne Bachelot, “plutôt favorable” à cette loi, estime cependant qu’il y a un réel manque d’études sur le sujet. Quoi qu’il en soit, désormais, “la fabrication, l’importation, l’exportation et la mise sur le marché à titre gratuit ou onéreux de biberons produits à base de bisphénol A sont suspendues jusqu’à l’adoption, par l’Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des aliments (Afssa), d’un avis motivé autorisant à nouveau ces opérations”.Le 25 mars 2010 à 14:36 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

NASA scientists find Earthlike water in passing comet

first_img Tags 8 Photos Parrot H2O Sci-Tech Share your voice Preview • Parrot’s new plant sensor performs a neat trick with your everyday water bottlecenter_img 1 Rosetta captures comet’s craggy beauty (pictures) Comment Comet 46P/Wirtanen may have revealed how the early Earth was seeded with water. Gianluca Masi/Virtual Telescope Project Our search for E.T. in the great, dark forest of the universe has us searching for signs of water. We know how important the stuff is for life to thrive. But closer to home there’s a more pressing question: Where did Earth’s water come from?A team of international astronomers have taken a few small steps to answering that question by studying the water found within a near-Earth comet, 46P/Wirtanen.”We have identified a vast reservoir of Earth-like water in the outer reaches of the solar system,” said Darek Lis, lead author of the study, in a statement. The study, published in Astronomy and Astrophysics Letters on May 20, used NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) to investigate the so-called Christmas comet, as it made a close approach to Earth in December 2018. The instrument operates out of a specially-designed Boeing 747 up above the clouds, enabling it to see cosmic phenomena with a pair of clearer eyes than some of our ground-based methods.A long-standing theory posits the Earth’s water was delivered by icy comets originating from the outer reaches of the solar system. Comets zip through space full of dust, ice and other chemicals and occasionally, collide with planets. The formation of the Earth likely occurred when small rocky bodies collided with each other — but these were very water-poor. Thus, the theory suggests that comets may have delivered some of the water that makes up 70% of the planet when they collided with the early Earth.However, evidence that comets contained the same kind of water found on Earth, good ol’ H2O, has been limited. To determine the comet was carrying “Earth-like” water, SOFIA eyed 46P/Wirtanen and examined the ratio between two different types of water.    The water we know and love, H2O, is made of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. Those hydrogen atoms contain one proton and zero neutrons. That form of water makes up most of the water found on Earth. A less common form of water, “heavy water”, is made up of the same atomic structure, but the hydrogen atom contains one proton and one neutron. This form of water is known as deuterium. Studying the ratio of deuterium to hydrogen (D/H ratio) can teach us a little more about its origin.The D/H ratio in comets usually varies between 1 to 3 times more than the ratio of Earth’s oceans, but the astronomers found the ratio in 46P/Wirtanen was basically the same as we see down here on Earth. Two previous comets have exhibited similar ratios: 103P/Hartley 2 and 45P/H-M-P. Notably, all three are classified as “hyperactive comets”, which release water from ice on their surface and in their atmosphere as they heat up on approach to the sun. The team discovered the D/H ratios in all three were related to the water present in their atmosphere. As a result, they believe that all comets might contain Earth-like water locked within their rocky bodies.Such a finding again opens up the debate regarding the origins of Earth’s water. Other comets, originating in the Oort cloud at the edges of the solar system, don’t exhibit similar D/H ratios. Asteroids, which differ to comets in that they are more metallic and rocky, have also been suggested as a source. Of note is the number of asteroids found with Earth-like water in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. last_img read more

Staterun oil firms to set up mega refinery for Rs 1 lakh

first_imgState-owned oil refiners are planning to set up a large oil-processing plant that could rival the facility run by Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Ltd. at Jamnagar, even as the global crude oil prices fall to more than a decade lows.The oil companies will invest more than Rs 1 lakh crore in setting up India’s biggest refinery on the west coast, Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan tweeted on Monday.The plant will have a refining capacity of 60 million metric ton a year (1.2 million barrel a day), which will be build by the country’s largest refiner Indian Oil Corporation, along with Bharat Petroleum Corporation, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation and Engineers India Ltd., according to the minister.”Refinery to be built in 2 phases (40+20 million tonnes); 1st phase will have more than Rs 1 lakh crore investment (biggest in India),” Pradhan said.”Govt of Maharashtra and Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas will closely work for early identification of land for refinery and finalisation of details of project,” he added.The investment comes at a time when energy companies in most parts of the world resort to spending cuts amid falling crude oil prices. India is expected to emerge as a key driver of global energy demand from 2025, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).”Such huge capacities require huge investments and individual existing balance sheets can’t take that kind of risk,” Bloomberg quoted K. Ravichandran, a senior vice president at ICRA Ltd. in New Delhi, as saying.”State refiners coming together for such a project makes lots of sense,” he said.Currently, global crude oil prices trade at 12-year lows, as concerns over supply glut have intensified after removal of sanctions on Iran recently.India’s oil consumption will occupy a quarter of global energy demand growth by 2040, the IEA had said in November in its annual energy outlook. The Paris-based agency said that the country’s oil demand is projected to rise to 10 million barrels a day over that period. Currently, India has an oil refining capacity of 4.3 million barrels a day.The plant to be built by oil companies will produce gasoline, diesel, liquefied petroleum gas, jet fuel and supply feed stock for petrochemical plants in Maharashtra, Pradhan said.The two refineries, the world’s largest refining complex, operated by Reliance Industries at Jamnagar in Gujarat have a combined capacity of 1.24 million barrels a day.”In years to come, India will import products if capacity is not augmented,” said Deepak Mahurkar, leader for the oil and gas team at PricewaterhouseCoopers in India. “Availability of domestic and export markets make room for more capacity.”last_img read more

Fakhrul says governing system badly collapsed

first_imgMirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. File PhotoBNP on Sunday voiced concern that the country’s governing system has badly ‘collapsed’ due to the ‘misrule’ by Awami League, reports UNB.”They (govt) have established a reign of plundering across the country. People belong to Awami League have resorted to looting from everywhere. As a result, the governing system has seriously collapsed,” said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.He further said, “An unusual and unbearable situation has been prevailing in the country due to the misrule by the government.”Fakhrul came up with the remarks while speaking at a discussion arranged by lawyer Abdus Salam Talukder Smriti Sangsad at the National Press Club marking the 20th death anniversary of BNP’s ex-secretary general Abdus Salam Talukder.He alleged that the government has destroyed democracy and politics in the country by snatching people’s all rights in a planned way.The BNP leader said Awami League is following the depoliticisation formula introduced by the 1/11 government in 2007. “They (AL) have taken all steps to eliminate their political opponents to continue the one-party rule.”He said there are no rule of law, justice and rules and regulations as Awami League has established one-party rule and one party’s supremacy.To get rid of the situation, Fakhrul urged his party colleagues to get united and organise people to put up a strong resistance against the current government.”There’s now no alternative to waging a movement uniting the entire nation and all political parties to remove the current ‘monstrous’ regime. Or else, the spirit of the Liberation War will be destroyed,” he observed.The BNP leader alleged that the government is destroying the economy, education, health and other important sectors due to its incompetence and failure to govern the country.Criticising information minister Hasan Mahmud for calling BNP a killer party, he said it is Awami League which initiated the politics of killing since 1972 by assassinating thousands of its opponents. “The same party also killed our several thousand leaders and activists since it assumed power in 2009. But BNP has no involvement with any killing.”last_img read more

No 8 Louisville Takes Series Against Boston College

first_img Highlights (Game Two) Nick Bennett (3-0) stayed perfect on the season after tossing five scoreless innings in Saturday’s start. Adam Elliott retired five of the six batters he faced on Sunday as part of the Louisville relief effort. Louisville (11-4, 2-1 ACC) completed an 11-4 victory in the resumption of game two of the series before falling 6-4 in the series finale. The Cardinals are now 32-9 in their 41 conference series since joining the ACC. ACC Network Extra Louisville broke through in the second with Danny Oriente picking up a one-out single and moving to third on a throwing error on a pickoff attempt. Drew Campbell then took advantage of the run-scoring chance with a sacrifice fly. Highlights (Game Three) Next Game: Ole Miss 3/12/2019 | 4:00 PM PDF Box Score (Game Three) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – In the opening ACC series of the season, the eighth-ranked Louisville baseball team took 2-of-3 from Boston College after a split with the Eagles on Sunday at Jim Patterson Stadium. In the final game of the weekend, it was BC that jumped out in front. The Eagles took the lead on a solo homer two batters into the contest and led the rest of the way. Boston College tacked on another run in the first before stretching the lead to three with a run in the second. PDF Box Score (Game Two) Tyler Fitzgerald singled to the opposite field with one away before Logan Wyatt dropped a bunt down for a base hit. Oriente made it a four-run game on a run-scoring groundout, but it brought the Cardinals to their final out. Campbell extended the game with a RBI single on the infield and Henry Davis doubled just inside the foul line in right to make it 6-4 and bring the tying run to the plate. Alex Binelas rolled a grounder to second though, leaving the Cardinal comeback just short.center_img Preview Dan McDonnell Postgame Sunday began with the Cardinals holding a 10-0 lead in the bottom of the sixth inning following the suspension of play on Saturday. Boston College (8-6, 1-2) tallied four runs over the final three innings, but UofL had plenty of cushion for the series-clinching victory. Story Links Live Stats Photo Gallery (Game Two) BC added two more runs in the fifth and one more insurance run in the ninth and appeared to be cruising to an easy victory. However, the Cardinals had a final offensive push in them in the final half inning. Bryan Hoeing (2-2) took the loss for Louisville, allowing three runs in four innings of work. Michael Kirian threw two scoreless innings out of the bullpen, while Bobby Miller surrendered just a solo home run in his three innings. Listen Live Watch Live Full Schedule Roster Photo Gallery (Game Three) Louisville will close out its 14-game homestand with a pair of midweek games against Ole Miss on Tuesday and Wednesday. First pitch Tuesday is scheduled for 4:00 p.m., ET at Jim Patterson Stadium. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Nvidia Shield streaming finally leaves beta becomes Gamestream

first_imgIt became apparent immediately after the announcement of the Tegra Note that there would need to be a new name for the Shield’s game streaming service. That day has come, and Nvidia has pulled off the beta sticker revealing Gamestream.As cool as it may be to stream games from your PC to the Shield, at the end of the day you are streaming a full PC game to a relatively tiny display. As devices like Steam Machines and the Ouya make it clear that games belong on the biggest screen in your house, Nvidia decided to show off what that would look like on their gaming system, as well as any other Tegra 4 devices that supported the new technology. We now know that Gamestream is Nvidia’s official attempt to gain a footing in the living room.The setup is fairly simple, you just plug in HDMI to broadcast the stream to the TV and make sure your Shield is connected to power. In order to make sure this setup works for everyone, Nvidia also demonstrated what happens when you connect a third party bluetooth controller to the Shield. While it may seem silly that you have now connected your massive controller-based console to a lesser controller in order to comfortably sit across the room and play it, the reality is you’ll be able to do this with anything that supports Gamestream.Very few of the details surrounding the actual streaming have changed. You still need a high end Nvidia GPU in your computer in order to make it work, not to mention a decent wireless connection. It’s unclear exactly what changes have been made to pull this tech out of beta from the demonstration, but we’ll be sure to give another whirl soon to see how it compares to our initial impressions of the service.last_img read more

Cabinet rejig Mitra to hold additional charge of IT Bratya gets biotech

first_imgKolkata: In a minor reshuffle in the state cabinet, state Finance minister Amit Mitra has been given additional charge of the Information Technology and Electronics department as well.Bratya Basu, who was the state Information Technology and Electronics minister, has now become the Biotechnology minister.Mitra is the minister of three departments – Industry, Commerce and Enterprise, Finance and Micro Small and Medium Enterprises and Textiles. With the reshuffle, he will also look after the Information Technology and Electronics department.Meanwhile, Asima Patra, who is the Minister of State (MoS) for the Planning, Statistics & Programme Monitoring department with independent charge as well as MoS for Backward Classes Welfare department, has also been made the MoS in the state Agriculture department. She has also become the MoS for the state Fisheries department.Asish Banerjee and Chandranath Sinha are ministers of the state Agriculture department and Fisheries department, respectively.last_img read more

Former Disney star Alyson Stoner comes out as queer

first_imgShe also considered whether she actually just wanted to be the woman she was attracted to, and was ‘mistaking idolization for romance.’In an attempt to rid herself of the thoughts, Stoner ‘pursued physical relationships with men.’She would pray regularly and wrote about ‘certain pastors’ trying to ‘reverse and eliminate‘ her attraction to the woman.The star continued: ‘I pored over texts, contemporary and ancient, seeking truth and answers from professors, scientists, church leaders, friends, and family.‘I didn’t want to get this wrong. After all, not only was I trying to be a “good and upright” person, but I’m also a public figure with responsibility and extreme pressure.’Welcome to the gang @AlysonStoner ! Love and light to you babes. #LGBTQ— JustKels. (@TheJustKels) April 2, 2018‘An approach to life rooted in real love’Stoner added she had people in the industry warn her that coming out would ruin her career.They said it meant she could miss out on job opportunities. And so, she fear the career she had been building since the age of six would be at risk ‘by my being true to myself.’The woman who Stoner had fallen for supported her continuously though, offering her endless love.Stoner started to realize she felt like her ‘truest self’ around her.So she recalls the night she collapsed onto her bed in tears calling out ‘God, if I’m evil, then I accept this and give up.’Since then, Stoner has experienced a ‘transformation’ and ‘an approach to life rooted in real love.’The dancer explains she now understands what it is like to be forced into silence. She even ‘questioned whether life was worth living.’Stoner finishes the essay by offering her love and support to those who are also questioning their sexuality.She reassures them despite the challenges in the world ‘it’s OK. Dare to be yourself anyway.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Comment your mood in an emoji. | Photo: alysonstoner Instagram She explained in a Teen Vogue essay she is attracted to ‘men, women, and people who identify in other ways.’The essay comes in light of her latest single When It’s Right.Stoner explains in the essay her new song describes that moment when she fell in love with a woman.She writes: ‘If you’re questioning or struggling with your sexuality, gender identity, or anything else, know that I and so many who’ve gone before us are with you. Whatever your identity, you are lovable and wonderful and enough…‘Find support, because we’re out there! And when you fall in love with anyone, you’ll know exactly what I felt for her. As “When It’s Right” describes, it’s right when it’s right — and who it’s right with. She messed up everything in the best way possible, and I wouldn’t change a thing.’Stoner appeared as a back up dancer for the likes of Missy Elliot and Will Smith when she was younger.She was also a regularly cast member on Disney TV show The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.Stoner also appeared in Disney original movie Camp Rock alongside Demi Lovato.@AlysonStoner‘s @TeenVogue essay gets me in my feels — Precious Shange (@PreciousShange) April 2, 2018‘Anything besides being gay, please!’Fans have welcome the news, welcoming the performer to the LGBTI community.However Stoner herself struggled with her sexuality to begin.Stoner spent years ‘trying to identify the source of my attraction to her.’She explains that like many, she had ‘internalized some of the harmful beliefs and misconceptions about LGBTQ people and identities.’At first she believed maybe because ‘open sexuality is prevalent’ in the artistic community, she ‘subconsciously’ just wanted to fit in.center_img GAYSTARNEWS- Dancer, singer and former Disney star Alyson Stoner has come out as a member of the LGBTI community. Lesbian’s tweet on the benefits of dating men goes viralThis amazing thread of gay Disney couples has gone viralEllen Page speaks out about homophobic joke in JunoRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/alyson-stoner-queer/last_img read more

QF introduces Q Card on transTasman

first_imgYesterday Qantas launched the Q Card Reader on its Sydney, Melbourne to Auckland routes, allowing passengers to fly through airports with a quick swipe.Available to its Premium Frequent Flyers and Qantas Club members flying on trans-Tasman routes and holding an Australian or New Zealand passport, passengers can now swipe their Q icon on the Card Reader before scanning their passport at the passport reader and then be on their way.“Check-in is confirmed once the light on the Q Card Reader turns green and the customer’s boarding pass is printed,” the carrier noted in a statement.  “The Express Pass logo is printed on the boarding pass allowing eligible customers to use priority immigration and security screening lanes in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. “Customers travelling without bags proceed immediately to immigration and security screening, those with bags will check them in at a dedicated Tasman bag drop counter.”The carrier said progressively it will move the Q Card Reader onto its Brisbane, Wellington, Queenstown and Christchurch.For more information click here. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more

Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo TEMPE, Ariz. — When the Arizona Cardinals were on the clock at pick number 20, they had their choice from a pretty solid group of players.Auburn defensive end Dee Ford was on the board, as were Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard and Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel.Instead of taking one of those players — or anyone else, for that matter — the Cards decided to trade down, swapping first-round picks with the New Orleans Saints while adding a 2014 third-round pick (91st overall). And with the Saints’ pick, 27th overall, the Cardinals took safety Deone Bucannon from Washington State.“As you can imagine we’re excited,” Cardinals GM Steve Keim said of the pick. “Not only do we feel like we fill a specific need, we fill it with a player who we’ve targeted for quite some time.”While you’ll never get the full truth when it comes to whom a team was really targeting, unless of course the team is picking first overall, it makes sense that the Cardinals went in this direction. Speaking with the media last week, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians stressed the importance these days of having a safety that can help in run support and in the passing game against tight ends, and the team believes it got someone who do just that in the former Washington State Cougar. Bucannon left Pullman second on the all-time list with 268 solo tackles, and he also picked off 15 passes, six of which came last season as a senior.He comes with a reputation similar to that of a former Cardinals safety. “I don’t want to mention in him in the same breath as Adrian Wilson, but there are some physical similarities and the same type of mentality we were looking for,” Keim said of the 6-foot-1, 211-pound Bucannon. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact And the Cardinals are happy to have him.“In our division you better like to hit, and that’s one of the things,” Arians said. “He brings passion, and that’s what we loved about him. He plays with a lot of passion and he’s going to be a great fit in our locker room. He’s a humble kid that just loves to play the game and wants to learn from the best. “We’ve got some guys here to help him and teach him and give him opportunities to knock the crap out of people in our division.” 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories – / 35 “That’s the level I want to be at, is what he did,” Bucannon said. “Adrian Wilson is a great strong safety, especially for the Cardinals, that played for a long time and went to a bunch of Pro Bowls.”“A Hall of Fame caliber player, that’s just one of the guys that you emulate. I’m going to go in there and that’s what my blueprint is going to be based off of is Adrian Wilson. Someone of that caliber, nothing less.”Keim said Bucannon will get a chance to compete for a starting role right away, and Bucannon said his competitive nature leads to him believing he’ll be on the field when the Cardinals open the season against the San Diego Chargers on Monday Night Football in Week 1. “I don’t know what the coaching staff thinks or what position or what role they want me in, but me being a competitor, I want to start, I want to play,” he said. “That’s what I want to do, that’s me. But that’s what I can control. “I don’t know what the coaching staff plans for me, but whatever it is I’m going to go full force and I’m going to earn my spot.”Whenever his impact is felt, the Cardinals believe they landed a player who will be part of what is shaping up to be a young and dynamic defensive backfield along with Patrick Peterson and Tyrann Mathieu. Those two are known more for their coverage ability and knack for coming up with the ball, whereas Bucannon’s reputation is that of a leader in the locker room and a big hitter on the field. last_img read more

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first_imgJanuary 5, 2009 This is the second part of a report on the Paolo Soleri Amphitheater in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Paolo Soleri and apprentices view a model for the Santa Fe theater on display in the North Apse at Cosanti in 1964. [Photo: Colly Soleri & text: Jacob Schwartz, sa] At all stages of Soleri’s design, the amphitheater complex dwarfs it’s users. There is a bridge spanning the monumental, but not massive structure. The amphitheater occupies a small site and seats a humble number in the audience. The stage, originally framed by an apse, was given new definition when its shelter was turned upside-down, a dramatic gesture to the sky. Soleri was influenced by Elizabethan actor-theater interactions and in an interview for New Mexico magazine in 1993, Soleri said that he hoped “actors would use not only the stage, but the area above it as well as the bridge and the other platforms that were designed into the structure.” [Photo: Annette Del Zoppo & text: Jacob Schwartz, sa] Construction of the amphitheater occurred as a progression of earth shifting, and was instructed by Soleri. Students at the IAIA helped in the construction alongside apprentices from the Cosanti Foundation. First, the bowl-shaped roof form was carved into the earth and deep wells were dug for the supporting columns. Story continues on 1/7/09. [Photo: Colly Soleri & text: Jacob Schwartz, sa]last_img read more

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