Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img INVERNESS COUNTY: West Lake Ainslie Road The Hayes River Bridge on West Lake Ainslie Road has a 15 tonne weight restriction. DIGBY COUNTY: Salmon River Bridge The Salmon River Bridge, on Trunk 1, in Salmon River, is reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. The bridge has an 18 tonne weight restriction. Vehicles over 18 tonnes must use the detour route on Salmon River Road, Exit 32, Highway 101 to Exit 31. INVERNESS COUNTY: Crowdis Bridge Crowdis Bridge is closed until further notice for repairs. A detour is available via Crowdis Cross, West Big Intervale, and Hatchery roads. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Martins Brook Bridge Martins Brook Bridge, Trunk 3, about 900 metres north of Hermans Island Road, is closed for replacement until Friday, Feb 19. Detour on Trunk 3 to Fauxburg Road, Northwest Road, Schnares Crossing Road back to Trunk 3. VICTORIA COUNTY: Gillis Bridge Gillis Bridge, on North Branch Road, just past Uisge Bàn (USH-KA BAN) Falls Provincial Park, is closed until further notice. Access to the park is not affected. QUEENS COUNTY: Milton Bridge, Milton Milton Bridge on Bridge Street in Milton is closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for steel repairs until Wednesday, Jan. 27. The bridge will be open on Saturday, Jan. 23 and Sunday, Jan. 24. Detour route on Potanac Bridge, about one kilometre north of Milton Bridge. SHELBURNE COUNTY: Four Mile Brook Bridge Four Mile Brook Bridge on Lake John Road, about eight kilometres north of Highway 103, will be closed until 4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 23, for repairs. CONTINUING WORK YARMOUTH COUNTY: Gavel Bridge Gavel Bridge on Gavel Road over Gavels Lake is closed for replacement until the end of January. Use an alternate route. -30-last_img read more

General Assembly President voices deep concern at SouthEast Asian floods

General Assembly President Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser added his voice today to those of other United Nations officials expressing sympathy and concern at the deaths of hundreds of flood victims in Thailand, Cambodia and other South-East Asian countries.Beyond the death toll, millions of people have been displaced and badly affected, especially in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, the Philippines and Viet Nam, and Mr. Al-Nasser praised UN agencies and Member States who are offering much needed aid.He noted that improving disaster prevention and response remains one of key focus areas for the Assembly’s 66th session and urged all Member States to do more to enhance the resilience and capacity of communities for dealing with major disasters.On Saturday UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos voiced great concern over the rising impact of storms and flooding, and yesterday UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) spokesperson Elisabeth Byrs told reporters in Geneva the world body was ready to assist the affected countries to respond to the disaster. 19 October 2011General Assembly President Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser added his voice today to those of other United Nations officials expressing sympathy and concern at the deaths of hundreds of flood victims in Thailand, Cambodia and other South-East Asian countries. read more

Over 100 ex rebels to be freed Audio

Audio Playerhttp://colombogazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/ltte.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. The government is to free over 100 rehabilitated former LTTE cadres tomorrow, the Bureau of the Commissioner General of Rehabilitation said.Commissioner General of Rehabilitation Major General Jagath Wijeytilleke said that the former rebels who will be released into society tomorrow had undergone over one year of rehabilitation. “During that rehabilitation period we gave them all the facilities and trained them in various skills based on their interest and also gave them certificates on completing their skills training. They have now been rehabilitated 100 percent,” he said. Major General Jagath Wijeytilleke said that so far 11,631 former LTTE cadres have been released after being rehabilitated following the end of the war in May 2009. He said that another 247 former LTTE cadres are still undergoing rehabilitation and they will be freed in batches this year and next year.Major General Jagath Wijeytilleke said that once the last batch is released early next year the rehabilitation of former LTTE cadres would be complete. (Colombo Gazette) read more

UN envoy on Syrian withdrawal from Lebanon to give Annan timetable this

Terje Roed-Larsen, Mr. Annan’s Special Envoy for implementation of Security Council resolution 1559, which calls for withdrawing all foreign forces from Lebanon, disbanding all militias and extending Government control over the whole country, met on Saturday with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who committed to withdraw all Syrian troops and intelligence forces from Lebanon.”The meeting was very constructive and I am much encouraged by President Assad’s commitment to the full implementation of Security Council resolution 1559,” the envoy said in a press statement after meeting the President in Aleppo, Syria.Mr. Roed-Larsen said the withdrawal would be carried out in two stages. First, all military forces and the intelligence apparatus would be relocated by the end of this month to the Bekaa Valley in eastern Lebanon while a significant number of Syrian forces will withdraw fully into Syria. Then, a second stage will lead to a complete and full withdrawal of all Syrian military personnel, assets and the intelligence apparatus.Yesterday, Mr. Roed-Larsen met in Beirut with Lebanese President Emile Lahoud, Prime Minister Omar Karami, Speaker Nabi Berry, Foreign Minister Mahmoud Hammoud, opposition leader Walid Jumblatt and other senior politicians. He also spoke by phone with German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer to discuss his meetings.The visit was his second in the new job he assumed in January after serving as UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process. Since his first trip in early February tensions have risen in Lebanon following the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. read more

UNbacked forum tackles privacy boosting Internet access protecting children online

“We have worked together to contribute to fostering a trustworthy cyberspace that promotes peace and security, enables economic and social development and respects human rights,” said Vyacheslav Cherkasov, Senior Governance and Public Administration Officer at the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA). In a statement, Mr. Cherkasov pointed out that the Forum “is more relevant and important than ever before.” Moving forward, policy discussions would require more, not less, multi-stakeholder interaction. This year’s theme was just that: ‘Connecting Continents for Enhanced Multi-stakeholder Internet Governance,’ with participants from the technological community, civil society, private sector, media, Governments and academia from all regions of the world. The Forum, which opened on Tuesday, was the most popular in the 10-year history of the event. On Twitter, for example, #IGF2014 was tweeted more than 32,000 in the last two days, and so far reached more than 19 million Twitter users. “The Internet Governance Forum allows everyone to come together in an open setting on equal footing to exchange ideas and have an open dialogue,” said Janis Karklins, Chair of the Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group of the IGF. During the Forum, many workshops focused on human rights, with privacy, surveillance, freedom of expression, freedom of association, and economic, cultural and social rights emerging as main themes. The last day featured discussions on online freedoms and access to information, Internet users’ rights, and online child protection. For instance, a roundtable today focused on enhancing digital trust, and on how to get the UN Human Rights Council involved on the topic of online privacy. In addition, the UN International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today released new rules that protect children online. The Guidelines for Industry on Child Online Protection advises on ways to advance children’s rights and facilitate responsible digital citizenship. By the end of 2014, there will be nearly 3 billion Internet users, two-thirds of them from developing countries. However, this means that more than 4 billion people still do not have access to the Internet, and most people without Internet access live in developing countries. In Africa, only 20 per cent of the population is expected to be online by the end of 2014. read more

Urban Meyer on Big Ten Good teams will surface

The No. 16-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes (3-0) will close out their non-conference schedule this Saturday, Sept. 22, when they host the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Coach Urban Meyer discussed his team’s upcoming opponent and Big Ten conference woes during the Big Ten coaches weekly teleconference Tuesday. Blazing Downfield Through two games, UAB (0-2) has been anything but prolific on offense. The Blazers rank 110th of 124 teams nationally in points scored, and failed to find the end zone last weekend against South Carolina. Nonetheless, Meyer said UAB poses concerns for his defense, particularly in the passing game. “They just throw it down the field a lot,” Meyer said. The Buckeyes have struggled defending aerial attacks so far this season, allowing an average of more than 283 passing yards per game. “We’ve seen enough big plays for a season, yet alone just three games,” Meyer said. “And this team is willing to launch it down the field. That’s an issue.” Big Problem for the Big Ten? In recent years Big Ten teams have struggled to compete nationally, consistently losing high-profile non-conference games and struggling during bowl season. The trend has continued this season. Only three teams in the conference remain undefeated, and at No. 16, Ohio State is the conference’s highest ranked team in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll. Meyer said there is only one way for Big Ten teams to silence the criticism and prove that they are among the nation’s elite conferences. “There’s one answer, go win those non-conference games,” Meyer said. “It’s not because of a lack of players or lack of coaching, they just have to find a way to close the deal. And I think they will.” Meyer said he hasn’t had a chance to watch much Big Ten football yet this season, but believes that there is still plenty of talent in the conference. “It’s a long season,” Meyer said. “There are a lot of things that will happen. I think there are a lot of great football teams in the Big Ten conference and I’m sure they will start to surface here real soon.” read more

Puerto Rico files for biggest ever US local government bankruptcy

(Reuters) Puerto Rico announced a historic restructuring of its public debt yesterday, touching off what may be the biggest bankruptcy ever in the $3.8 trillion U.S. municipal bond market.While it was not immediately clear just how much of Puerto Rico’s $70 billion of debt would be included in the bankruptcy filing, the case is sure to dwarf Detroit’s insolvency in 2013.The move comes a day after several major creditors sued Puerto Rico over defaults its bonds.Bankruptcy may not immediately change the day-to-day lives of Puerto Rico’s people, 45 percent of whom live in poverty, but it may lead to future cuts in pensions and worker benefits, and possibly a reduction in health and education services.The island’s economy has been in recession for nearly 10 years, with an unemployment rate of about 11.0 percent, and the population has fallen by about 10 percent in the past decade.The bankruptcy process will also give Puerto Rico the legal ability to impose drastic discounts on creditor recoveries, but could also spook investors and prolong the island’s lack of access to debt markets.The debt restructuring petition was filed by Puerto Rico’s financial oversight board in the U.S. District Court in Puerto Rico on Wednesday, and was made under Title III of last year’s U.S. Congressional rescue law known as PROMESA.The Title III provision allows for a court debt restructuring process akin to U.S. bankruptcy protection. Puerto Rico is barred from a traditional municipal bankruptcy protection under Chapter 9 of the U.S. code.The filing includes only Puerto Rico’s central government, which owes some $18 billion in debt backed by the island’s constitution.On paper, it does not include $17 billion of sales tax-backed debt, known as COFINA debt, or debt from other agencies.But those debts are likely to be pulled into the bankruptcy, or included in separate bankruptcy proceedings in coming days, Elias Sanchez, an adviser to Governor Ricardo Rossello, told Reuters yesterday.Puerto Rico’s massive pension debts will also likely get restructured in the bankruptcy.“Title III was especially compelled by the commonwealth’s need to restructure $49 billion of pension liabilities,” the oversight board said in yesterday’s filing.The previous largest U.S. public bankruptcy, Detroit’s in 2013, covered some $18 billion in debt. The city was able to reach an agreed debt restructuring with stakeholders, in part by soliciting huge contributions from philanthropic foundations so it did not need to sell the city’s art collection.But “unlike Detroit, there isn’t billions of unencumbered artwork to fund a restructuring” in Puerto Rico, said David Tawil, whose fund, Maglan Capital, held Puerto Rico general obligation debt but has since sold it.The legal proceeding does not mean negotiations toward a compromise must stop, Governor Rossello said in a statement yesterday.“It is my hope that the Government’s Title III proceedings will accelerate the negotiation process,” the governor said in the statement.Rossello’s fiscal plan for the island, approved by the oversight board in March, forecasts Puerto Rico having only $800 million a year to pay debt, less than a quarter of what it owes.The low figure alienated creditors and negotiations toward an out-of-court restructuring foundered.Andrew Rosenberg, a lawyer for the general obligation bondholders, criticized the Title III filing, saying in a statement a consensual deal could have been reached.“Just as a deal was within reach [on Tuesday], we understand that the oversight board intervened to block it,” Rosenberg said in a statement. “For months, the oversight board has made every effort to sabotage consensual negotiations.”Francisco Cimadevilla, a spokesman for the board, denied the allegation, saying in an interview, “I can understand that might be a narrative on the other side, but it’s just not the case.”Conversely, Susheel Kirpalani, a lawyer for COFINA bondholders, called bankruptcy “sound public policy,” saying in a statement it “enables Puerto Rico to freeze numerous lawsuits” and “maintain essential services.”Analysts and experts agreed the case is likely to take time.“It will be an orderly process that should be better for creditors in the aggregate than a chaotic and uncertain period involving proliferating lawsuits,” said Moody’s Investor Services analyst Ted Hampton.Some expect creditors to challenge the filing, arguing the board did not meet requirements under PROMESA to conduct good faith negotiations out of court.“We would agree there is a case to be made here,” said Keefe Bruyette & Woods analyst Chas Tyson, who follows Puerto Rico. 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Boliden – 90 years of knowledge and technological development

first_imgOn December 10, 1924, one of the biggest gold deposits of its time was discovered at Fågelmyran, in the Swedish province of Västerbotten. The discovery laid the foundations for both the community and the company known as Boliden, and the 90 years since then have seen Boliden establish a competitive position in the fields of exploration, mining, concentration, smelting and recycling. “Over the course of these 90 years, we have developed a unique knowledge base when it comes to exploration, mining, smelting and leaching processes. This knowledge, together with our position as industry leaders, entails a special responsibility: Boliden must endeavour to set a good example when it comes to combining high returns with high safety levels and low levels of environmental impact,” says Boliden’s President & CEO, Lennart Evrell.The anniversary has been celebrated across the Boliden Group throughout 2014 under a theme – “90 years of knowledge” – that is intended to emphasise that today’s Boliden has been built by a combination of growing expertise and technological development. Since discovering that first deposit at Fågelmyran, Boliden has operated some 50 mines and the Group today comprises nine mines and five smelters that focus on the base metals, copper and zinc, and on lead, gold and silver. Two of the mines – the Aitik copper mine and the Garpenberg zinc/silver mine – are world leaders in terms of productivity and the Rönnskär smelter has developed into the world’s lead player in electronics recycling. “Base metals such as copper and zinc have a key part to play in today’s society, not least in countries that are experiencing rapid growth in prosperity. It happened in Sweden 90 years ago and it is happening elsewhere in the world today. The metals we produce mean we are contributing to improvements in global standards of living, at the same time as we generate value for employees and owners alike,” says Evrell.last_img read more

The 9 at 9 Monday

first_imgEACH DAY, TheJournal.ie brings you nine things you should know with your morning cup of coffee.1. #RUN: Dublin and Cork will see tens of thousands of people hitting the streets in runners and sweatbands today for the City Marathon and the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon, RTÉ reports. If you’re out driving in Cork from 9am or in Dublin from 2pm, expect traffic restrictions.2. #LABOUR PAINS: Minister Pat Rabbitte has expressed his frustration at Labour taking all of the blame for the performance of the government. In an interview with TheJournal.ie, Rabbitte said the party’s own representatives were satisfied with their work in government, saying they had recorded “a number of important achievements”.3. #RAPIST: Gardaí are in the middle of an undercover operation targeting a dangerous rapist living in Dublin, The Herald reports. Undercover female gardaí are posing as sex workers in order to catch the man who is suspected in over a dozen rapes.4. #CHILDCARE: Minister Frances Fitzgerald has said that the next budget will not include a second year of free pre-school. She told the Irish Daily Mail that, while she wants to see this introduced, some “building blocks” like an increase in required qualifications for staff and implementing a more robust inspection system must be put in place first.5. #TURKEY: In the third night of clashes between demonstrators and police, tear gas and water cannons were fired at protesters in Istanbul, AFP reports. Interior Minister Muammer Guler said earlier that more than 1,700 people had been arrested in the unrest nationwide, though most have since been released.6. #PREDATORS: Sexual predators targeting children online have begun using more aggressive tactics and offenders are paying as much as €900 for new child abuse imagery, the Irish Examiner reports. A Europol report also found that law enforcement agencies are struggling to address the problem because of a lack of staff and resources.7. #LONDON: The two men suspected of hacking a soldier in London to death will appear at separate courts today, AFP reports. The pair who were filmed and photographed at the scene by witnesses, were both shot by police but later released from hospital.8. #CHINA: A deadly fire that broke out in a poultry plant in China has killed at least 93 people, Reuters reports. It is reported that there were a number of explosions in an electrical system in the slaughterhouse and a number of workers are thought to be still trapped inside.9. #EAT YOUR GREENS: Broccoli has been found be effective in fighting prostate cancer, according to the Irish Sun. A new study found that a number of superfoods, like pomegranates, green tea and tumeric, were also effective with trials showing lower levels of cancer protein for those consuming the foods.last_img read more

Outlook is bleak Irish retail group to meet UK MPs amid nodeal

first_img‘Outlook is bleak’: Irish retail group to meet UK MPs amid no-deal Brexit fears Retail Excellence Ireland has also asked the government for the secondment of a Revenue worker to assist their Brexit planning. A GROUP REPRESENTING Irish retailers are set to have meetings with MPs in the UK in the coming days amid fears of the effects that a no-deal Brexit would have on them.Retail Excellence Ireland has also asked the government if it would consider seconding a staff member from Revenue with experience in customs and certification for the next four months to help its members deal with Brexit. It was another tumultuous few days in Westminster this week, with the House of Commons voting to try block a no-deal Brexit and Boris Johnson trying and failing to call a general election. With Johnson repeating again and again the UK would be leaving the EU come what may on 31 October, the threat of a no-deal has remained high. Late last month, Retail Excellence Ireland group chief executive David Fitzsimons wrote to both Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Minister for Business Heather Humphreys. He said: “I am writing out of concern regarding the negative impact of Brexit on the Irish retail industry. 17,370 Views Saturday 7 Sep 2019, 4:00 PM Image: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie As you are aware the industry employs over 282,000 people in every town and village in Ireland. The vast majority of retailers currently source product directly from the UK or if not, they buy it from a local wholesaler who sources from a UK supplier.Fitzsimons said that over 2,000 retail community members and the wider industry is “inadequately prepared for Brexit”. “Add to this the negative impact Brexit will have on consumer sentiment and spending, the outlook is bleak,” he said. I have meetings with a number of MPs in the House of Commons, Westminster on 11 September and we are pushing hard for an orderly Brexit.The retail group head included in his letter a request from Ministers Donohoe and Humphreys to consider seconding a member of the team from Revenue from September to December.“I believe there is a reticence on the part of retailers to inform themselves of the issues, but an advice service led by Retail Excellence in partnership with Revenue would be fully utilised,” Fitzsimons said. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share11 Tweet Email1 By Sean Murray As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: Short URL 15 Comments Sep 7th 2019, 4:01 PM Image: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie https://jrnl.ie/4793440 last_img read more

Shorten pledges 500000 to the Cypriot community of Melbourne

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Labor Party Leader Bill Shorten met on Friday with Stelios Angelodemou, preident of the Cypriot Community.Mr Shorten confirmed his previous pledge to support the Cypriot Community with funding worth $500,000 should he win the election.The Labor leader also reconfirmed his commitment to a fair and just solution for the long-standing Cypriot dispute.READ MORE: ‘Sexist, nationalistic and militaristic’ – The environment that led to the first serial killer of CyprusHe also said he would keep his pledge to ask for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece from the British Museum. This was a promise that he first made at the Lonsdale Street Greek Festival.READ MORE: Elena Tsolakis talks about taking the architectural legacy of her family to the next levellast_img read more

Quel est le secret des chansons mémorables

first_imgQuel est le secret des chansons mémorables ?Des chercheurs britanniques ont cherché à comprendre le secret des chansons qui nous hantent. Selon leurs résultats, tout proviendrait d’une combinaison ingénieuse entre neurosciences, mathématique et psychologie cognitive. Si l’on vous demande de chanter un tube musical au hasard, lequel vous vient en premier à l’esprit ? Inutile d’être un fin connaisseur pour se rendre compte que certaines chansons sont bien plus mémorables que d’autres et parviennent à s’accrocher dans notre tête qu’on le veuille ou non. Mais comment expliquer cette différence ? C’est la surprenante question que se sont posés des chercheurs de la Goldsmiths University of London et de l’université de York au Royaume-Uni qui ont tenté d’y répondre en réalisant un top 10 des chansons récentes les plus accrocheuses. Pour cela, ils ont demandé à des milliers de volontaires de chanter une longue liste de chansons (en anglais) choisies au préalable et ont évalué les performances des sujets. Plusieurs éléments ont été pris en compte tels que la connaissance de la mélodie, des paroles, du ton, etc. Au final, il s’est avéré que la chanson la plus abordable et la plus “facilement” reprise était : We are the Champions du groupe Queen. Sur le podium du top 10, figuraient ensuite : Y.M.C.A des Village People, Fat lip de Sum 41 ou encore The Final Countdown d’Europe en numéro 4. En étudiant les 10 morceaux élus, les chercheurs ont alors identifié quatre facteurs majeurs à la contagion d’une chanson : des phrases musicales longues et détaillées (voire étirées sur une seule respiration), de multiples changements de ton dans l’accroche, un ou des chanteurs masculins, et enfin des voix masculines qui réalisent un effort vocal évident. Les connaisseurs pourront effectivement confirmer que Freddie Mercury, le leader de Queen était un adepte des prouesses vocales, d’où peut-être la position numéro 1 de We are the Champions. Une recette pour la parfaite chanson entrainante ?À lire aussiLe baladeur : du walkman au MP3… 30 ans d’évolution”Chaque tube musical dépend des mathématiques, de la science, de l’ingénierie et de la technologie. Mais aussi, de la physique et des fréquences sonores qui déterminent le ton et l’harmonie aux processeurs hi-tech et synthétiseurs qui peuvent ajouter des effets pour rendre une chanson plus accrocheuse”, explique le psychologue de musiqueDaniel Mullensiefen impliqué dans l’étude et cité par 7sur7.be.Il ajoute également : “Nous avons découvert qu’il y a une science derrière ces refrains et qu’une combinaison particulière de neurosciences, de mathématiques et de psychologie cognitive peut produire l’élixir insaisissable pour la parfaite chanson entraînante”. Désormais, “nous espérons donc que notre étude inspirera les musiciens à venir pour résoudre l’équation de la chanson parfaite”, comment t-il également dans le communiqué de l’université où figure la liste détaillée du top 10.   Le 8 octobre 2011 à 11:38 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Sales of mosquito repellents up manyfold after surge in chikungunya dengue cases

first_imgAfter recent alarm bells over the cases of mosquito-borne diseases such as chikungunya, dengue and Zika fever with no available vaccines, consumers are queueing up to buy the latest mosquito repellents. Unofficial estimates suggest that the sales of such repellents are up by nearly 10 times compared to this summer.Creams, oils, gels, sprays, stickers and vapourisers, all forms of anti-mosquito products are disappearing of the shelves, prompting the manufacturers such as Dabur, Reckitt Benckiser and Godrej to introduce more innovative products and even wage price wars by offering products as low as Rs 1.While Godrej launched a paper-based mosquito repellent – the GoodKnight card – for just Rs 1, Dabur also launched its Odomos sachet for the same price.”We plan to launch an entire range of outdoor mosquito repellents, which will also include antimosquito stickers. We are present in the indoor mosquito repellent category but the diseases are spread by the aedes aegypti mosquito in the morning, when people are out of their home and working,” a company official of Godrej, makers of mosquito repellent brand Good Knight, was quoted saying to the Hindustan Times, as it plans to enter the outdoor repellent space.Aedes aegypti mosquito is the carrier of diseases such as Zika fever, chikungunya and dengue. The World Health Organisation said in a statement on Thursday that till date, there is no vaccine available to prevent dengue and chikungunya, although research is ongoing. “The only effective preventive measure is protection against mosquito bites and vector control,” it said.Not wanting to be left behind and with growing demand, Dabur, which makes the outdoor-mosquito repellent cream Odomos and a natural competitor of Godrej, is also planning to introduce newer innovative products. “We are working on two more innovations. We want to launch them soon but this will be decided only after checking their efficacy,” Praveen Jaipuriar, marketing head of personal care, Dabur India, said.Reckitt Benckiser (RB), which sells products under the brand name Mortein, is also launching products considering changing patterns of mosquito-borne diseases.”Due to changing climatic conditions, such as extended winters, summers and the delayed monsoon season — mosquitoes are showing signs of changing seasonality. RB is witnessing an increase in demand for liquid electric diffusers,” said a company spokesperson.German pharmaceutical company Bayer launched a new product in India in the form of tablets that control the breeding of mosquitoes in water. The product is used by local municipal corporations for community-based larva control in societies and homes.”As 80% of a mosquito’s life stage is spent in water, it is important to control the breeding of mosquitoes. In order to enhance the duration of control, we have launched an innovative larvicide called Barcelo Tab, to control the breeding of mosquitoes in water,” said a spokesperson of Bayer.According to a report by Euromonitor, India’s insect repellent market clocks Rs 4,400 crore in retail sales a year. The same report also mentions that coils are the top selling repellents with a 50% market share, although sprays are also gaining popularity.last_img read more

This woman used an Ikea hack to outsmart NYCs nobigdogsonsubway rule

first_imgThis woman used an Ikea hack to outsmart NYC’s no-big-dogs-on-subway rule Share Tuesday, June 4, 2019 NEW YORK CITY — Everyone’s got a favourite Ikea hack, whether it’s transforming a planter into a chandelier or turning a plain desk into a stylish bar cart. But one woman’s hack may have trumped them all after she was spotted on a New York City subway platform.To get around a pesky city policy that permits only dogs small enough to fit in a bag to travel on trains, the unidentified woman used an Ikea blue bag – yes, that Ikea blue bag – to get her dog onto the subway.But even though she could have carried her dog in the bag (everyone knows how roomy those blue bags are), the woman did one better – she cut out four leg holes in the bottom of the bag so that her dog could walk freely on their own.Genius!my favorite lifehack is NYC residents who follow the “your dog must fit in a bag to ride the subway” rule on the slimmest technicalities possible pic.twitter.com/O7ZTprwNWk— Christopher Sebela (@xtop) June 1, 2019Writer Christopher Sebela witnessed the woman’s stroke of genius and snapped a quick pic while waiting for the train. He then tweeted the photo and wrote: “My favourite lifehack is NYC residents who follow the “your dog must fit in a bag to ride the subway” rule on the slimmest technicalities possible.”More news:  Virgin Voyages de-activates Quebec accounts at FirstMates agent portalThe photo is reminiscent of another pic taken earlier this year of a man waiting for the subway with his shaggy dog casually slung over his shoulder in a big burlap sack. Despite his attempt at convincing the train conductor that the sack was, in fact, an extra-large tote bag, the conductor refused to let him board.No word as to whether the woman and her dog ended up making it on the train, but Ikea hacks very rarely let us down so the odds are good!Saw this guy arguing with an @MTA conductor about bringing his dog on the subway. Dude said the dog’s burlap sack was a bag; conductor said nope, wouldn’t let him on the train. @Gothamist @A_W_Gordon @2AvSagas #NYCSubway pic.twitter.com/qjgN5anKV3— Will Sabel Courtney (@WillSCourtney) April 7, 2019 Travelweek Group center_img Posted by Tags: Dogs, New York City << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

UP government to promote international tourism in Mathura

first_imgIn order to boost the local economy and to generate robust employment opportunities in and around Mathura, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to promote the rich cultural heritage of Brijbhumi to lure international travellers. For the cause the government has roped in various travel agencies to encourage Taj Mahal bound international tourists to visit Mathura to explore its various religious and cultural marvels, including the local temples and the museum, said Laxmi Narain Chaudhary, state Minister for Culture and Minorities Welfare.The state cultural secretary has been instructed to tie up with travel agencies to meet this end and encourage them to include Mathura on the travel itinerary of international tourists, he said. Mathura district magistrate too has been asked to revise the travel itinerary and include Mathura Museum too in it, he said.Dwelling upon the aesthetic beauty and archaeological importance of the hundreds of antique idols and sculptures kept in Mathura museum after their excavation from various sites in and around the holy city, the minister said these artefacts belong to Kushan period and are of immense historical and archaeological value. He said owing to their historical and cultural importance, these artefacts are well known the world over, making their replicas a popular gift to foreign dignitaries by the government, the minister said.Chaudhary said Chief Minister Yogi Aditya Nath, too, is keen to spruce up Mathura’s image on international tourists’ map to generate employment among local youths and revenue for the district.last_img read more

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