Talks positive Zomato Gold still a bone of contention NRAI

first_imgNew Delhi: As the ongoing tussle between the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) and online food aggregators as well as delivery platforms enters a settlement stage, Zomato Gold is still proving to be a bone of contention, a top NRAI executive said on Monday. The restaurants’ trade body met Swiggy and Zomato last week and had constructive talks, barring any significant progress on the Zomato Gold programme. “The NRAI remains steadfast in its belief that Zomato Gold in its current form is not acceptable in either dine-in or delivery segment. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year “We, however, also took note that Zomato has put the contentious ‘Infinity’ dining programme in abeyance till further notice. This move was appreciated by the NRAI,” Anurag Katriar, President of NRAI, said in a statement. A Zomato spokesperson said that it continues to have discussions with the NRAI on all issues faced by the industry and “is focused on providing solutions sustainable for all participants”. On the #Logout campaign, Katriar said: “The NRAI has successfully concluded talks with Dineout, Gourmet Passport, Nearbuy and Magicpin and they are back in business and out of the purview of #Logout. Also Read – New HP Pavilion x360 notebook with in-built Alexa in India “Talks with Eazydiner is also fairly advanced and we expect an early resolution to that”. The restaurant’s trade body held its second meeting with both the key delivery aggregators, Swiggy and Zomato on September 13. These were follow-up meetings after the NRAI flagged eight critical issues pertaining to the online delivery space which are crippling this vertical of the food service industry. “The follow-up meetings on the eight core issues were largely positive and talks have progressed well so far. Both aggregators have presented concrete roadmap and apprised the NRAI core team of the progress made thus far,” informed Katriar. The association said since the desired changes are fairly large and significant, their total resolution may take some time. The newly-appointed NRAI managing committee is slated to meet this week in Mumbai to deliberate upon the progress made and subsequently decide the next course of action. A Swiggy spokesperson said that it is committed to empowering its users with access to the greatest choice of restaurants and cuisines. “Our recent discussions on the various projects have been well received and has brought us one step closer to achieving our combined goals,” the spokesperson added.last_img read more

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We wanted to win this title badly Chhetri

first_imgMumbai: An elated Bengaluru FC skipper Sunil Chhetri termed his team’s maiden Indian Super League victory against FC Goa as a “sweet one” especially after his side had faltered in the summit clash last season against Chennaiyin FC. Courtesy Rahul Bheke’s championship-winning header in the second extra time, Bengaluru defeated FC Goa 1-0 in an edge of a seat thriller last night here to win their maiden ISL title. Bengaluru had last year lost last year’s final to Chennaiyin FC Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open “Last year after the final, I said next year we’ll come back. Right from the ball boy to Carles (Cuadrat the coach), everyone wanted this. We wanted to win it (the title) badly. When you lose the way we did last year, it’s sweet to win this one. Asia, we are back,” Chhetri said at the post match media conference late Sunday night. Now by winning the ISL, Bengaluru FC will play in the AFC Asian Cup next year. Chhetri also said it was “commendable” that a player like Ferran Corominas, who bagged the Golden Boot award, did not get any chance against his team on all the three occasions when the two teams clashed. Also Read – Fast bowler Behrendorff to undergo spinal surgery “The message from the coach was that we should try to attack but as soon as we lose the ball, we should fall back and defend and have numbers (at the back). For players like me, Miku and Udanta (Singh), it was not easy because we are attacking minded people,” Chhetri said. “I am happy we did it because Nishu (Kumar) and (Harmanjot) Khabra got that security when Udanta and I traced back. It is commendable that a player like Coro (Corominas) did not get open chances against us in three games,” he said. “Last year, we conceded off set pieces and we were dominant until those two goal, so we were sure on not letting it happen today,” he added. Asked where he would rate this win, Chhetri quipped, Top-two. Number 2.” The winning coach Carles Cuadrat said that the team was trying not to take the game to the penalties as then it can be anybody’s game. “We were trying not to get into tie-breaker as it then becomes a lottery a lot of times. We are happy that one ball in the box gave us the victory. This is the seventh goal done by a set-piece and it shows how important set pieces are in the game, Cuadrat said. Meanwhile, FC Goa coach Sergio Lobera termed Ahmed Jahouh being sent off the field after earning a red card as the key moment of the match. “The key moment was when were reduced to 10-men in the first half of extra time. It was a very tight game was going to be a matter of small details and the sending off was a big handicap for us,” Lobera said. Despite the loss, the FC Goa head coach said he was proud of his players . “Till today, we were focused today only on this game (the final). From tomorrow onwards, we will start working towards the (upcoming) Super Cup. I said to my players in the dressing room that I am proud of them and (what) they have done in the season. “I am thankful to the players and they have been very professional. It is sad that we cannot take the trophy to Goa,” he noted. Meanwhile, Lobera’s name has been ‘linked to’ the vacant India coach job and specifically asked about it, the Spaniard said, “(It is) always nice to be linked to national team of a great country like India, but I have one more year contract with FC Goa.”last_img read more

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Morocco Ranks Second in North Africa on Henley Passport Freedom Index

Rabat – Henley & Partners, a global residency and citizenship consultancy firm, has released its quarter 3 update of the Henley passport index. The index ranks passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without pre-departure government approval. According to the report released earlier this week, Morocco ranks 83 in the world, on par with Benin. Morocco ranks second in the North Africa region, behind Tunisia.The ranking is based on data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The highest ranked passports on the list are Japan and Singapore, followed by Finland, Germany and South Korea. United States passports rank 6th. Read also: US Embassy Grants Visas to Moroccan Applicants, Then Cancels ThemThe report finds that Moroccan passport holders can travel to 61 countries around the world without a visa, or by obtaining a visa-on-arrival. Moroccans can travel regionally without government pre-approval. According to the report, no prior approval is needed for travel to Mauritania, Algeria, Tunisia, and Senegal. Visas are needed however for travel to Libya and Egypt. Some of the countries Moroccans can travel to around the world without prior approval include Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Ivory Coast, the Cook Islands, Vanuatu, Brazil, Jordan, and Turkey.Moroccans need prior government approval for travel to any countries within the European Union, China, Australia, and the United States.Visa procedures can be lengthy for Moroccans wishing to travel to these countries. In mid-May of this year, Moroccans applying for a Schengen visa through the Spanish consular services were facing up to six months of wait times for their visa appointments. read more

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Annan hopeful meetings with Security Council members will chart way forward in

That meeting, planned for Saturday in Geneva, as well as the one he held Monday in New York with the Council’s full membership, are all part of a “solution to the issues of Iraq that we are discussing now,” the Secretary-General told a news conference at UN Headquarters.”The question of greater United Nations involvement [in Iraq], or the United Nations playing a leading role in the political area, is…something that several Member States have put forward, believing that this will bring greater legitimacy to the process and acceptability to the region,” Mr. Annan said.”An essential part of the discussion is also to try to establish an Iraqi administration that will be responsible for running its own affairs; it is not so much for the United Nations to go in and take over the administration and management of Iraq, but for us to ensure that we accelerate the establishment of a Government and the transfer of authority and to have the Iraqis run their own affairs, as indicated in the Security Council resolution,” he added.The Secretary-General noted that in situations where UN Member States have come together to deal with a crisis situation and establish a new political order, the United Nations has often run the political facilitation process and that his Special Representative has often led that process.”If Member States, by coming together to deal with Iraq, want to see that model – whether the model of Afghanistan, Kosovo or East Timor – they are all on the table for discussion, and the United Nations has had good experience in these areas,” he said. read more

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SMMT response to meeting with Lord Mandelson

“As an industry, we emphasised the lack of specific proposals to stimulate demand in the market and ease consumer credit, but have agreed to meet officials later this week to discuss technical issues holding up the ability of vehicle financing arms to get access to Bank of England funding. Commenting on today’s meeting with the secretary of state for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR), SMMT chief executive Paul Everitt said: “It was a serious and constructive meeting underlining the strategic importance of the UK motor industry. We acknowledged the positive steps set out in yesterday’s statement and have agreed to work together to ensure that companies of all sizes are able to access the various government support schemes, including those announced yesterday (Tuesday 27 January 2009). ·         27 car and CV manufacturers operating in the UK·         1.75m cars and commercial vehicles produced each year·         £51b turnover·         £9.5 billion value added·         Over 800,000 UK jobs·         UK automotive manufacturing supplies over 100 markets worldwide offering some resilience to the UK issues·         New cars emit less CO2 than older models – the average new car CO2 emissions have fallen 16% in the last decade Why is the automotive sector important to the UK economy? “In addition, we will have further discussions on measures to stimulate consumer demand, including reviewing action and planned action in other EU member states.” Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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SMMT welcomes government backing for Motor Codes

SMMT welcomes the Department for Transport’s support for OFT/TSI Codes of Practice in its response to the Motorists’ Forum Garage Customer Experience report.Transport Minister Stephen Hammond MP, has today urged motorists “to find out if their local garage has been approved by the codes to ensure they are getting a fair service and value for money.” That is why Motor Codes was established, and it remains one of only two OFT approved Codes of Practice in the automotive sales, service and repair sector, alongside the Bosch Car Service network.SMMT Chief Executive Paul Everitt commented, “It was always our ambition for it to be the norm for garages to sign up to Motor Codes’ OFT(TSI)-backed scheme so it is pleasing to see the Minister reiterate that as the official government view. It is the only mass market Code which demonstrates a proven marker of a good quality garage, with quality assurance and feedback processes in place.“We are also pleased that government has indicated that those garages who have signed up to Motor Codes will start to receive the benefit from ‘earned recognition’ within VOSA’s risk assessment regime. We look forward to seeing how VOSA plans to reflect that reduced level of risk in due course.”Click here for the Motorists’ Forum reportClick here for the DfT responseClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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Brock profs receive teaching awards

Maureen Connolly, professor, and Gail Frost, associate professor, Physical Education and Kinesiology (shared award)Project title: “Real People/Deep Learning”Learners need chances to practice the skills they will need in their professional lives. This project will develop educational experiences rooted in problem-based and service-based learning that allow students to work with real people within the framework of course assignments. The project will track, analyze and reflect upon students’ engagements with their “clients” in order to provide evidence and advice in developing these teaching methods and supporting others’ interest in them.Don Cyr Brent FaughtFive Brock professors have been recognized with internal awards for their outstanding contributions to teaching.“The ongoing dedication of these individuals provide our students with a first-class learning experience,” says Murray Knuttila, Provost and Vice-President Academic. “The work they do, inside and outside the classroom, develops students’ intellects, stimulates their imaginations, and inspires them to be future leaders of society.”Brock University Award for Distinguished Teaching: Brent Faught, associate professor of epidemiology, Community Health Sciences, will receive the award for Distinguished Teaching. This is the second major award for teaching excellence he has received from Brock this year. He also received the Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching at Spring Convocation. He will receive the distinguished teaching award at Fall Convocation.Mary-Beth RaddonThis award, presented annually to a Brock faculty member, recognizes instructors who have made remarkable contributions to creative teaching, student learning, curriculum development and the mentoring of colleagues.Faught has a long-standing record of teaching excellence and curriculum innovation in courses that range from large first-year courses in health policy to fourth-year courses in epidemiology. In addition to teaching courses on exercise physiology, anatomy and epidemiology, he has also developed courses in areas such as health sciences information technology and clinical health assessments.During his 18 years at Brock, Faught has explored new models of seminar delivery and evaluation, adopted new teaching technologies, and mentored many undergraduate and graduate students. He helped develop an intensive two-week Supercourse based on a compressed course delivery model. This inventive approach provided students with greater flexibility in balancing their work-life and degree-completion aspirations.Maureen ConnellyOutside the classroom, Faught is involved in developing collaborative agreements with various colleges. He also initiated the university’s Firefighter Screening Services — a community outreach program designed to assess the physical and psychological ability of firefighter candidates in terms of health- and job-specific performance.“In my twenty-year career at Brock, I have met very few faculty members who possess the energy, enthusiasm and genuine dedication to teaching excellence that Brent has,” says Anna Lathrop, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences. “He is always eager to rise to a challenge, and loves nothing more than to imagine how to teach differently and more effectively.”Brock University Chancellor’s Chairs for Excellence in Teaching Awards:The Chancellor’s Chairs for Teaching Excellence program was created in 2005 to support Brock’s commitment to teaching, learning and educational technology.Gail FrostThese awards are designed to provide successful candidates with the opportunity to undertake a specific three-year program of research and practice leading to a significant development in teaching, learning or educational technology. Recipients receive an annual support grant of $5,000 in each of the three years.The 2010-2013 Chancellor’s Chairs for Teaching Excellence award recipients are:Mary-Beth Raddon, associate professor, SociologyProject title: “Evaluation of Foundations in Service Learning”The evaluation of a new pilot course in Service Learning – combined classroom and community-based learning – offers an opportunity to evaluate the educational value of this initiative. The evaluation of this course will include a critical contextual analysis of the course and its philosophies, documentation of the course design and implementation, qualitative assessment of students’ learning outcomes, and a quantitative analysis of the impact of the course on student engagement. Don Cyr, associate professor, Finance, Operations and Information SystemsProject title: “Using VSC (video screen capture)”This projects aims to test the benefits of using video screen capture (VSC) modules for instructing mathematically-based material, particularly in finance education. The research program will investigate whether the use of VSC modules for student learning result in a significant increase in course performance, whether they can act as substitutes for face-to-face classroom instruction, whether the modules are of value to international students with limited English language proficiency, and whether their effectiveness is moderated based upon identified learning styles. read more

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Who is Jack Brooksbank the wine merchant fiancé of Princess Eugenie

Jack Brooksbank, who married Princess Eugenie today in the year’s second Royal wedding, was working as a waiter in a cocktail bar when he first met her. But it was no rags to riches story for the newest member of the Royal family. Son of George Brooksbank, 68, a chartered accountant and company director, and his wife Nicola, 64, Jack has a… Educated at Stowe School in Buckingham, where boarding fees are currently almost £12,000 per term, Brooksbank, 31, is a descendant of the Brooksbank baronets and reportedly a distant cousin of Eugenie’s. (Her mother, the Duchess of York, is the great-great-granddaughter of Lady Julia Coke, who is the daughter of Jack’s great-great-grandfather, Thomas Coke.) read more

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Qualter Hall double drum hoist to Imiter mine Morocco

first_imgA new double drum mine hoist has recently been shipped by Qualter Hall to the Imiter silver mine in Morocco. Qualter Hall secured the contract, awarded by the mine owner Managem and operator Societe Metallurgique D’imiter (SMI) Casablanca, for the design, manufacture, supply, supervision of installation and commissioning of one 175 kW double drum hoist, complete with DC motor, in December 2010. The hoist weighs approximately 15 t, with a diameter of 1,600 mm and a rope speed of 4 m/s; designed to carry 8 t at any one time.It will be used to transport men and materials within the Imiter mineshaft to a depth of 400 m.  One of the drums is clutched so that the hoist can operate at different levels in the mine. Imiter is situated in central Morocco, which provides enough ore to produce around 200 t of silver each year. The mine is the largest silver mine in Africa and the ninth largest in the world. Representatives of Managem visited Qualter Hall for the final stages of testing. The hoist was given approval and is due to arrive in Morocco by end-December 2011. Two engineers from Qualter Hall will follow it in the New Year for the installation, testing and final commissioning stages, expected to last four weeks and due to be completed by March 2012. George Orton, Managing Director, Qualter Hall commented: “While over more recent decades, Qualter Hall has diversified its core engineering skills, the company has a heritage in servicing the deep mining industry that goes back over 150 years, so we are always delighted to have the opportunity to take on work that falls into this specific area of expertise.”last_img read more

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How alcohol affects Ireland in 4 stark graphs

first_img(For a larger version of this graph click here) Alcohol-related harm in the workplace also registered highly, again particularly among younger people, who reported on the negative consequences caused by their co-workers’ heavy drinking. The biggest issue was with people reporting that their ability to do their job was affected by their co-workers’ drinking, with 15 per cent of men and 8 per cent of women aged 18-34 reporting that this was the case.A lot of people have also been forced to work extra hours due to their colleagues’ drinking. Once again, young men were the most affected by this (11 per cent), closely followed by young women (8.9 per cent).3. Alcohol harm caused to children(For a larger version of this click here) The figure for how children were affected by their parent(s) drinking made for particularly grim reading. Unsurprisingly, children whose parents engaged in regular risky drinking – which was defined as people who drank more than 75 grams of alcohol per month – were most likely to have been harmed, with 11.2 per cent of children verbally abused.Almost 7 per cent of these children had been left in an unsafe situation, while 3.4 per cent had been physical abused, and another 5.5 per cent had witnessed violence. More than 10 per cent of the children had experienced one or more harms as a result of someone else’s drinking when their parents were regular risky drinkers.4. How does Ireland compare? (For a larger version of this graph click here) Given all these figures, it’s worth asking how Ireland compares to other countries. The HSE study looked at two other major studies which were conducted in the US and in Canada, and compared the Irish results to them. In each case, the Irish figures were higher – in some cases up to three or four times higher – than the figures in the US and Canadian studies.13.8 per cent of Irish respondents reported family problems as a result of alcohol consumption, for example, compared to just 5.4 per cent in Canada and 3.4 per cent in the US.  The most gaping difference came in property vandalisation, with 9.1 per cent of Irish respondents reporting it, compared to just 2.6 per cent in Canada and 1.8 per cent in the US.The figures were replicated in the workplace and when the effects on children were examined, with Ireland again reported figures higher than international comparisons.Read: How much does alcohol abuse affect others in Ireland? A lot, says a new report > THE HSE YESTERDAY released a major report into the harm caused by alcohol in Ireland.The study made for stark reading: people cited family problems, physical assaults, money problems, vandalism, and drunk driving, all caused by people in their lives drinking too much.Ireland’s attitude to alcohol has been much documented. While the number of people who abstain from drinking completely is high – 13 per cent of the population, according to a 2011 study – the way in which many people drink is problematic, with Irish adults binge drinking more than adults in any other European country.These four graphs from yesterday’s report show the effect of misuse of alcohol and the harm that it has caused to people in Ireland.1. The prevalence of alcohol-related harm(For a larger version of this graph click here) This graph breaks down alcohol-related harm by gender and by age. It shows that the biggest problem by far was physical assault. More than 1 in 5 men aged between 18 and 29 have experienced a physical assault involving alcohol. The next most common form of harm was family problems, with 20.8 per cent of women in the same age bracket reporting them.The graph breaks down five specific issues – family problems, being a passenger with a drunk driver, property vandalised, physical assault and money problems. The results found that people aged 18 to 29 were most likely to have experienced harm as a result of  alcohol, while people aged over 50 were least likely to report problems.Almost all of the figures decrease over time, except for two: women who had had property vandalised increased, and money problems also increased over time.2. Alcohol harm in the workplace last_img read more

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Le zèbre aurait développé ses rayures pour éloigner les insectes piqueurs

first_imgLe zèbre aurait développé ses rayures pour éloigner les insectes piqueursDes chercheurs suédois et hongrois ont montré expérimentalement que les taons sont moins attirés par la couleur rayée du pelage du zèbre que par les robes unies de la plupart des chevaux. De là à conclure que c’est la raison de la couleur du petit équidé africain… “Nous avons commencé par étudier des chevaux avec des robes noires, brunes ou blanches. Nous avons constaté que chez les chevaux noirs et bruns, la lumière [reflétée par leur pelage] est polarisée horizontalement”, commence Susanne Akesson, de l’Université de Lund, qui a voulu éclaircir le mystère de la couleur du zèbre. Cette lumière se déplace de façon ‘ordonnée’, horizontalement, ce qui est très attirant pour les mouches piqueuses tels que les taons. “Sur un pelage blanc, la lumière réfléchie est non polarisée”, poursuit la chercheuse. Fusant dans tous les plans, cette lumière attire beaucoup moins les insectes, et les chevaux blancs sont moins harcelés que les chevaux sombres.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?L’équipe a alors procédé à une expérience : dans un champ infesté de taons, en Hongrie, elle a placé un panneau noir, un panneau blanc, et plusieurs reproduisant divers motifs zébrés, tous les panneaux étant enduits de glu. Les insectes retrouvés collés au panneau rayé ressemblant le plus au pelage du zèbre se sont révélés beaucoup moins nombreux que sur tous les autres panneaux, même le blanc, selon les résultats publiés dans le Journal of Experimental Biology. Résultat identique en remplaçant les panneaux par des leurres en 3D ayant la forme d’un équidé. “Cela a été une surprise parce que, dans un motif à rayures, il subsiste toujours ces zones sombres qui  réfléchissent de la lumière polarisée horizontalement. Mais plus les bandes sont étroites, moins elles sont attrayantes pour les mouches”, a déclaré Susanne Akesson, qui voit là l’explication de la couleur de la robe des zèbres.Jugeant l’expérience “rigoureuse et fascinante”, le Pr Matthieu Cobb, biologiste évolutionniste à l’Université de Manchester, a toutefois souligné : “pour que cette explication soit vraie, les auteurs doivent montrer que les piqûres des taons constituent une pression de sélection importante sur les zèbres, mais pas sur les chevaux ni les ânes (…), dont aucun n’est à rayures. Mon intuition est qu’il n’y a pas une explication unique et que de nombreux facteurs sont impliqués dans les rayures du zèbre”.Le 9 février 2012 à 17:02 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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WWE begins posting several videos in the buildup to this Sundays SummerSlam

first_imgFacebook WWE United States Championship match added to Clash of Champions this Sunday in Charlotte Alexa Bliss shows off her new tattoos, Zelina Vega pays tribute to the late singer Aaliyah Twitter Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR In the videos seen above and below, WWE has begun posting several videos following around several superstars in preparation for this Sunday’s SummerSlam PPV.Several videos are shown featuring Ronda Rousey, RAW Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss, Smackdown Women’s Champion Carmella and WWE Champion AJ Styles.center_img WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events WhatsApp Pinterest Google+last_img read more

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Study examines the ripple effect of charter operators choices

first_imgMaps detailing where Homer’s fishing charters have focused their effort over the years.Homer is known as the “Halibut Fishing Capital of the World.” But, charter operators aren’t just targeting the prized bottom fish these days. An ongoing study published in the scientific journal Public Library of Science aims to find out how charter operators’ fishing habits have evolved and the ripple effect of their decisions.Listen nowUniversity of Fairbanks Ph.D. Candidate Maggie Chan wants to know how and why the fishing charter industry is changing in Southeast and Southcentral Alaska.Chan and Associate Professor of Fisheries Anne Beaudreau interviewed several fishing charter owners in Sitka and Homer, most of whom have been in business since the 1990s.Part one of Chan’s study focuses on where charters are taking their customers.“So in a way I’d like to think of this first paper as putting the picture frame down,” Chan explained. “We’re going to start filling in the picture of what people are seeing in the water and the changes they’ve seen over time in the next few papers.”This is important because popular fishing grounds are chosen not just for the availability of fish, but the variety of species that can be caught in one place. In the early 1990s, Chan found charters primarily targeted halibut around Kachemak Bay and in Lower Cook Inlet. In the ladder part of the decade, fishermen started offering multi-species trips.“When we see the addition of combination or multi-species trips, people were traveling further south to the Barren and Chugach islands,” Chan said. “That is very distinctly associated with a multi-species trip because there’s more habitat down there for things like lingcod, rockfishes, etc.”Then, when fuel prices hit an all-time high in 2008, fishermen stayed closer to town.Captain Greg’s Charters owner Greg Sutter has been guiding fishing trips around Homer since 1995. Sutter caters to families and large groups. He said multi-species trips are still in high demand.“When they come up to Alaska, they’re not only looking for the adventure, they would like to bring home as much meat as they can,” Sutter said of why people choose combo trips.Chan conducted her interviews in 2014 and 2015. During that time, the decisions Homer charter operators were making were mostly business driven. Fishermen in Sitka say they chose their fishing grounds because of regulations imposed by the International Pacific Halibut Commission.Homer charter operations have seen halibut regulations come down since. The halibut commission started cutting out days of the week operators could target the bottom fish. Sutter said multi-species trips have picked up some of the slack, but he’s turned away customers and has canceled advance bookings for halibut trips.“We can try to sell a salmon trip, which some Wednesdays I’m able to, but not every Wednesday,” Sutter said.Chan doesn’t just want to know what’s driving fishermen like Sutter’s choices. In subsequent papers, she will lay out what changes anglers are seeing in the waters they fish. She hopes her study will spur conversation between fishery managers and fishermen. Chan said that dialogue can help decision makers make big-picture management decisions.Charter operators list factors that determine their choices and the areas they fish.(Courtesy of Maggie Chan)Scott Meyer is a fishery biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Homer. Meyer collaborated on the study, and agrees the study’s findings could be valuable for both federal and sate fishery managers.“It just helps everybody understand the behavioral response by the charter fishery to changes in halibut regulations,” Meyer explained.Although halibut harvests are federally regulated, Meyer said fisheries around the state have felt the ripple effect of halibut regulations.“We saw for example a big shift in Sitka and also in Kodiak, response to halibut regulations where it didn’t take many more boats targeting black rock fish to dramatically change the harvest in those areas,” he said. “So we had exponential increases in harvest in both of those fisheries.”Chan and Beaudreau plan to publish the rest of the study within the next year.last_img read more

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Sonal Chauhan Akanksha Ranjan Kapoor or Niddhi Agerwal Who is KL Rahul

first_imgSonal Chauhan, KL Rahul, Akanksha Ranjan Kapoor, Nidhhi AgerwalInstagram”Who is KL Rahul dating?” The question, which has been doing the rounds of the industry, continues to remain a mystery for the gossipmongers about his alleged girlfriend. Earlier, a sweet picture of KL Rahul, that was posted by Alia Bhatt’s close friend Akanksha Ranjan Kapoor had sparked rumours of them dating. It was reported that the two have been spending a lot of time with each other and Akanksha, apparently, would be accompanying Rahul in this year’s World Cup season.If that was not it, rumours were rife that Jannat actress Sonal Chauhan and Rahul had been seeing each other for a while now. The actress has now denied dating Rahul and said that there’s nothing of sort between them but praised him as a “good cricketer, talented and a nice guy.”Before getting linked with Akanksha and Sonal, it was reported by the media that Rahul had sparked his interest in Munna Michael actress Nidhhi Agerwal. However, when Nidhhi was asked to comment on dating Rahul, she had said that they had gone out on dinner and had been knowing each other “since their teenage years before Rahul became a cricketer and she became an actress.””Though we did not go to the same college in Bangalore, we have known each other for long,” Nidhhi Agerwal had told an entertainment website.While Sonal has cleared the air about dating the cricketer, the mystery about the woman in KL Rahul’s life is still unsolved.last_img read more

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5 physicians for 68000 prisoners

first_imgCommon and poor prisoners suffer more when it comes to their medical treatment, as there are only five physicians for the 68,000 prisoners in the 68 jails across the country.Well-to-do ‘criminals’ and VIP prisoners stay at various hospitals outside of jail for months on end, pointing to the crisis of prison physicians, the jail authorities admit.At the moment around 100 such prisoners have been staying at government and private hospitals, purportedly for treatment.However, experts say, a section of jail officials are behind arranging this ‘treatment’ for big ‘criminals’ and VIPs.The officials use the excuse of the lack of doctors, the experts believe. The jail authorities do not even bring back the prisoners after the hospital authorities urge them to do so.Many prisoners, including a murder case accused, and the ruling party MP from Tangail, Amanur Rahman, ‘top terror’ Tofael Ahmed alias Joseph, convict in narcotic case Amin Huda, and the accused in corruption case BASIC Bank managing director Joynal Abedin Chowdhury, have stayed at different hospitals in Dhaka although they were not seriously ill.Following reports published in Prothom Alo in May, the prisoners were taken back.Former member of the prison inspection committee and director of BRAC disaster management and climate change Gowhar Nayeem Wara said the poor prisoners are deprived of treatment while the rich and influential ones enjoy medical facilities.Suggesting an overhaul of the entire jail system, Gowhar said respected citizens who are not involved in government activities, should be engaged as jail inspectors.By engaging ruling party men as inspectors, the system has collapsed, allegations suggest.According to the directorate of prisons, 68,000 prisoners have been languishing in 64 jails in 64 districts of the country and four jails in Kashimpur.A total of 6,803 prisoners are languishing at the Dhaka central jail in Keraniganj where there is no hospital and only two doctors. There are hospitals in 67 jails.There is one doctor in Chittagong, Sylhet and Kashimpur central jails each, and there are 106 nurses in 68 jails. There are only 15 ambulances in 14 jails including the Dhaka central one.Inspector general (IG) prisons brigadier general Syed Iftekhar Uddin told Prothom Alo that the hospitals in jails face acute crisis of doctors and nurses.Using excuse of the shortage of doctors, the prisoners are staying in the outside hospitals, Iftekhar said.He said there are approved posts of 129 doctors and 12 psychologists. “But there are only five doctors,” Iftekhar said adding the prisoners are not getting basic healthcare facilities.Prison officials said the prisoners are suffering from various diseases including kidney, diabetics, heart diseases and high blood pressure.Ill prisoners were sent to 14 specialised hospitals in the capital via the Dhaka central jail which faces a crisis of ambulances. It has only two.Where there is no doctor, the prisoners cannot be provided treatment if they fall ill, the officials said.Some of the seriously ill prisoners die on the way to Dhaka for treatment.National Human Rights Commission chairman Kazi Reazul Hoque told Prothom Alo that the condition of jail hospitals is vulnerable as there are no doctors in most of the jails.”The VIP prisoners stay in the hospitals in Dhaka, using a section of unscrupulous jail officials,” he pointed out.Kazi Reazul Hoque suggested the jail authorities monitor the doctors concerned.*This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Rabiul Islam.physicianslast_img read more

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No FIRs without my permission MK Meena

first_imgIn a significant development, chief of Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) MK Meena has issued a circular to all his subordinates not to register an FIR without his permission. The move is being seen as a measure to make himself immune from any effort of  the Delhi government to lodge an FIR against him in an embezzlement of Rs 20-lakh case. “Why is he so worried, if he was not involved in corruption? Such orders indicate his feeling of insecurity,” said a government spokesperson. According to sources, Meena had issued the circular on Thursday when CM Arvind Kejriwal ordered the Directorate of Vigilance, the administrative department of ACB, to take action on a complaint of embezzlement of Rs 20 lakh against ACB chief.last_img read more

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Presidentelect Luis Guillermo Solís adds more names to his Cabinet

first_imgPresident-elect Luis Guillermo Solís on Monday announced 19 new members of his administration, short of the full staff he had promised during a previous naming ceremony.During a 4 p.m. press conference at the Children’s Museum in San José, Solís presented the new officials and said a few posts remain to be filled. The president-elect continues holding talks with possible appointees, he added.A first group of 21 officials was named last Monday, and “the remaining names will be announced next Monday,” Solís said a week ago, accompanied by vice presidents Helio Fallas and Ana Helena Chacón.The surprise of the evening was the appointment of two former officials of President Abel Pacheco’s administration (2002-2006) in key posts: former Social Christian Unity Party members María del Rocío Sáenz, who previously served as health minister and now will lead the Social Security System, and Delia Villalobos, who served as health vice minister and sports director, and now will lead the Social Protection Council.The new officials appointed Monday are:Foreign Minister: Manuel González SanzAgriculture and Livestock Minister: Luis Felipe Arauz CavalliniAgriculture and Livestock Vice Minister: José Joaquín SalazarAgriculture and Livestock Vice Minister: Ginna Paniagua SánchezPolitical Affairs Vice Minister: Ana Gabriela ZúñigaSmall and Medium Businesses Vice Minister: Geannina Dinarte RomeroWaters, Oceans, Coasts and Wetlands Vice Minister: Fernando Mora RodríguezYouth Vice Minister: Helena Quesada SerranoPeace Vice Minister: Víctor Barrantes MarínHousing Vice Minister: Ana Cristina Trejos MurilloCosta Rican Oil Refinery Executive President: Sara Salazar BadillaRural Development Institute Executive President: Ricardo Rodríguez BarqueroSocial Security System Executive President: María del Rocío Sáenz MadrigalNational Production Council Executive President: Carlos Enrique MongeSocial Protection Council Executive President: Delia Villalobos ÁlvarezInstitute for Municipal Development Executive President: Yanina Soto VargasChild Welfare Office Executive President: Ana Teresa León SáenzUnited Nations Ambassador: Juan Carlos Mendoza GarcíaOrganization of American States Ambassador: Pablo Barahona KrugerSolís and his Cabinet members will take office at the official inauguration ceremony on May 8 at the National Stadium in La Sabana Park, west of San José. Facebook Comments Related posts:President-elect Luis Guillermo Solís names first half of his Cabinet How much money did members of Solís’ Cabinet donate to the PAC election campaign? Cabinet appointment of Lutheran bishop is unconstitutional, says Government Attorney’s Office Costa Rica’s health minister steps downlast_img read more

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Isabel Allende I love my dog unconditionally but never the man Im

first_imgNovelist Isabel Allende is 73 years old and newly single. Allende — author of “The House of the Spirits” and 20 other books that often explore love, family and history — wrote her latest novel, “The Japanese Lover,” while her 27-year marriage was ending.“I was in the process of deciding if I should stay in the marriage, because it’s always comfortable to stay in which you know rather than to launch into the void at 70,” she told Collier Meyerson in an interview for Lenny Letter.Yet launch she did — all the while pondering the durability of love and marriage. “Is it possible to love the same person?” Allende asks herself. “I concluded that maybe, if they’re lovers, but husband and wife is very hard.”On average, divorce rates in the United States have been declining for the past 30 years. But Allende is part of a demographic group in which divorce rates are increasing. For married individuals 65 or older, the risk of divorce has more than doubled since the 1990s, according to researchers from the National Center for Family and Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Most often, the researchers noted, these unions aren’t plagued with “severe discord”; rather, “the partners have simply grown apart.”In her interview with Meyerson, Allende says, quite starkly, that if a marriage is romantic (as opposed to a union based more on companionship), unconditional love is nearly impossible. “In my long life, in my experience, you can love your friends unconditionally,” Allende said. “Your parents. Your children. Your pets, of course. I love my dog unconditionally, but never the man I’m sleeping with.”Why is unconditional love harder when sex is in the mix? Because it’s easier to feel like you’re not receiving as much love as you’re giving, Allende says. “I want something back” in romantic relationships, Allende says. “It’s such an intimate and profound relationship that it cannot be unconditional.”“I think that the perfect arrangement, the perfect couple, would be a couple that have been able to preserve the romantic and passionate bond, and they are great, great friends,” she says. “Friendship is all about trust and sharing. Passionate and romantic love is all about sex and emotions. You have to try to combine those, I think. The great marriages, the great couples I know, have both.”Read the full interview here.© 2016, The Washington Post Facebook Comments Related posts:5 questions for a U.S. writer in Costa Rica No love scenes allowed: P.D.A. across borders ‘Green Season’ book excerpt: Moving Pictures Agüizotes: The Folk Magic of Costa Ricalast_img read more

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