Libya UN food aid arriving via newlyopened humanitarian corridor

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today it has started moving food aid through a new humanitarian corridor into western Libya to reach areas heavily affected by the fighting.“Securing this humanitarian corridor is a first vital step in reaching thousands of hungry people affected by the conflict, in particular women, children and elderly people, whose food supplies are running alarmingly short,” said WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran. A first convoy of eight trucks loaded with 240 tons of wheat flour and 9.1 tons of high-energy biscuits – enough to feed nearly 50,000 people for a month – crossed yesterday to western Libya from Ras Jedir on the Libyan-Tunisian border.The food supplies will be delivered through WFP’s partner the Libyan Red Crescent to the crisis-affected population, the agency said in a news release. WFP continues to move food assistance and other relief supplies through different humanitarian corridors by road from Egypt and Tunisia and by sea into the main ports along Libya’s Mediterranean coastline.So far WFP has reached more than 187,000 people in eastern Libya with food assistance and pre-positioned more than 17,500 metric tons of food stocks inside the country and across the region. This is part of a $42 million emergency operation that will provide food assistance to more than one million people in Libya and neighbouring countries.UN agencies have been expanding their efforts in recent days to tackle what has become a dire humanitarian situation in the North African nation. Nearly half a million people have fled the country in recent weeks since protests erupted and fighting broke out between Government forces and rebels seeking the ouster of Colonel Muammar Al-Qadhafi, while another 330,000 have been internally displaced.The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that an estimated 10,000 Libyans have crossed over from western Libya into the Dehiba area of southern Tunisia in just the past 10 days, with many of the arrivals saying they fled intensified fighting and shelling in the area. Meanwhile, in eastern Libya, a ship carrying hundreds of passengers travelled from Misrata to Benghazi on Saturday. Local authorities in Benghazi have registered some 35,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs), but UNHCR estimates that the number is closer to 100,000 as many residents of nearby Ajdabiyya are also thought to have left for Benghazi. UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic told reporters in Geneva that the recent surge in numbers of refugees and others displaced by the fighting is putting additional pressure on humanitarian agencies, which are critically short of funds.“Given the increasingly protracted nature of the unrest in Libya, unless funding is provided urgently, a number of protection and assistance programmes will have to be scaled back along the border areas and inside Libya,” he warned.A ship chartered by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) carrying supplies for 15,000 to 25,000 people is expected to dock in the city of Misrata tomorrow. The supplies include first aid kits, drinking water, water purification tablets, hygiene material and recreational material for children.Marixie Mercado, the agency’s spokesperson in Geneva, told reporters that a clearer picture of the toll of the fighting on children is emerging. “It is far worse than UNICEF had feared and certain to get worse unless there was a ceasefire,” she said.Radhika Coomaraswamy, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Children and Armed Conflict, said today that the situation of girls and boys in Misrata is of particular concern, at a time when heavy shelling, bombardment, and land mines claim children as victims.“Despite [the] outcry from the international community, children continue to be the victims of the conflict in Libya,” she said in a statement in which she urged all sides to immediately stop using children as combatants and to put an end to the killing and maiming of girls and boys.According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Misrata hospital is overwhelmed and faces difficulties in conducting surgeries, as its capacities are overstretched and 120 patients needed evacuation.The priorities continued to be access for medical evacuation and ensuring the availability of medicines for non-communicable diseases, given the urgent need for medical supplies to treat vascular diseases, diabetes, hypertension and cancer, said WHO spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic. 19 April 2011The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today it has started moving food aid through a new humanitarian corridor into western Libya to reach areas heavily affected by the fighting. read more

UN environment agency set to begin aerial surveillance of Lebanese oil spill

Following assurances from Israeli authorities of safe passage for its flights, the UN’s Environmental Programme (UNEP) is swiftly moving to begin aerial surveys of the massive oil spill that affected some 150 kilometres of Lebanese and Syrian coastline. An estimated 10,000 to 15,000 tons of oil spewed into the sea after Israeli missiles struck a power utility south of Beirut between 13 and 15 July but because of the recent conflict between Israel and Hizbollah, comprehensive aerial surveillance has not been possible until now. On Friday UNEP’s Executive Director, Achim Steiner, wrote to Israel’s Minister of Environmental Protection, Gideon Ezra, requesting assurances of safe passage for the flights. Mr. Steiner says he received a reply today offering such guarantees. “I would like to acknowledge the response by the Israeli authorities giving safe and secure passage of aerial surveillance flights,” said Mr. Steiner. “It is absolutely vital that these are swiftly undertaken to establish the quantity of oil still floating on the sea and to thus tailor the appropriate clean-up response.” Computer models estimate that some of the oil has evaporated and significant amounts are on shore, but experts are uncertain how much remains at sea. Last week UN agencies, Mediterranean environment ministers and experts meeting in Athens approved a $64 million action plan to clean up the spill. Among the priorities identified in the plan were aerial surveys to help determine the operation’s next steps. read more

Hunger is more than a lack of food – it is a

“This year’s observance of World Food Day follows the landmark adoption by world leaders of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including a set of 17 goals to guide our work towards a future of dignity and prosperity for all on a healthy planet,” Mr. Ban said in a message. He stressed that how people choose to grow, process, distribute and consume the food they eat has a profound effect on people, planet, prosperity and peace. “Delivering on the promise of the 2030 Agenda will not be possible without rapid progress towards ending hunger and undernutrition,” he continued. “In the same way, delivering on the commitment to end hunger forever, for all people, will not be possible without major gains across the new Agenda.” Sustainable Development Goal 2 summons the global community to “end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture.” Mr. Ban noted that the world has achieved important progress, highlighting that since 2000, the proportion of undernourished people has declined by nearly half. “At the same time, in a world where nearly a third of all food produced is lost or wasted, and where we produce enough food to feed everyone, almost 800 million people still suffer from hunger,” he warned, adding that the path out of poverty is proving to be too slow for too many. Meanwhile, the theme for this year’s World Food Day – Social Protection and Agriculture: Breaking the Cycle of Rural Poverty – highlights the crucial role of cash transfers, insurance, pensions and other social protection programmes in enabling vulnerable people to better manage risks and build profitable livelihoods. “The Zero Hunger Challenge that I launched in 2012 underscores the need for national leadership in tandem with wide-ranging multi-stakeholder partnerships,” the Secretary-General explained, adding that “ending hunger is everyone’s responsibility,” which includes farmers, scientists, international organizations, activists, businesses and consumers. In addition, Mr. Ban stressed that building inclusive, resilient and sustainable food systems also demands that women farmers be empowered, that young people be provided opportunities, and that investments be made in smallholder farmers. read more

With record harvests worlds food import bill expected to fall 11 per

“Record global production forecasts for this year’s wheat and rice harvests, along with rebounding maize output, are helping keep inventories ample and prices low,” said the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) in a news release today. The agency noted that the value of total food imports is expected to fall 11 per cent (in U.S. dollar terms) in 2016 to 1.168 trillion, as lower bills for livestock products and cereal-based foodstuffs more than offset higher bills for fish, fruit and vegetables, oils and sugar. “However,” the UN agency added: “the decline is expected to be slower for economically more vulnerable nations, many of which have depreciating local currencies.” Referring to its updated Food Outlook, which focuses on developments affecting global food and feed markets, FAO also highlighted that worldwide cereal production in 2016 should rise 2,569 million tonnes, up 1.5 per cent from the previous year and enough to further boost existing inventories. The agency also raised its forecast for global wheat production to 742.4 million tonnes on the back of increased yields in India, the United States and Russia.Similarly, the global output of rice is also expected to increase 1.3 per cent, the first such rise in three years, to an all-time high of 497.8 million tonnes. This increase has been attributed to abundant monsoon rains in Asia and substantial increases in Africa. Outputs have also increased for coarse grain (1.8 per cent) and cassava (2.6 per cent). Increased yields are also anticipated for soybeans and other oil crops and these could reach an all-time production high this year, FAO noted. Additionally, while global fish production is also anticipated to expand 1.8 per cent (to 174 million tonnes), wild-caught fish yields are expected to decline by 0.9 per cent, due in part to El Niño impact on Pacific sardines, anchovetas and squid. FAO also reported that unchanged world meat output in 2016, paired with rising international demand for pig-meat and poultry, especially from east Asian markets, continues to lend support to meat prices. Also announcing its updated Food Price Index, the agency noted that the Index averaged 170.9 points in September, up 2.9 per cent from August and 10 percent from a year earlier. The increase was driven by a 13.8 per cent monthly jump in the agency’s Dairy Price Index, partly as a result of a sharp jump in butter prices benefiting exporters in the European Union, where dairy output is declining. The Sugar Price Index and Vegetable Oil Price Index also rose 6.7 per cent and 2.9 per cent, respectively, in September, while the Meat Price Index remained unchanged, as compared to August. The agency’s Cereal Price Index, meanwhile, slipped 1.9 percent from the previous month and is 8.9 percent below its year-earlier level. read more

Most important Buckeyes for 2014 — No 1 JT Barrett

Redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett waits for the snap during OSU’s Spring Game April 12 at Ohio Stadium. Gray beat Scarlet, 17-7.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorThe Lantern originally selected Braxton Miller as the No. 1 most important Buckeye before he suffered a season-ending injury on Aug. 18. Now, just days away from the start of the 2014 football season, The Lantern’s countdown of the top 10 most important players on this year’s Ohio State roster has reached its final stage as we reveal our most important player for the 2014 Buckeyes.No. 1: J.T. Barrett, redshirt-freshman quarterbackAnytime a Heisman Trophy candidate goes down to injury, the team’s backup instantly goes under the microscope.That’s been true with J.T. Barrett.The Wichita Falls, Texas, native was thrust into the spotlight when senior quarterback and two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Miller went down with a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder.Just two weeks ago, Barrett was the third-string quarterback behind Miller and redshirt-sophomore Cardale Jones. Then coach Urban Meyer announced he had gained a slight edge over Jones in fall camp.Two days later, Barrett was OSU’s starting quarterback.Barrett, who has yet to see playing time in an actual game since his senior year of high school when he tore his ACL, will be making his first start as a Buckeye in an NFL stadium.As if that wasn’t pressure enough, the Buckeyes were picked by many as a favorite to participate in the first ever College Football Playoff before Miller’s injury. Now, some have gone as far as to bump the Buckeyes out of Big Ten title contention.With all that, Barrett must be a manager of the OSU offense, while Miller was more of a playmaker who could keep plays alive when the pocket broke down.His job in the Buckeye offense will be getting the ball to the many playmakers around him, something he has done well in practice, according to players and coaches who have even nicknamed Barrett “the Distributor.”While the young quarterback has other young talent around him, he — along with the rest of the offense — will have to make up for a lot of lost yardage as the Buckeyes only return about 12 percent of its total offensive yards from last season.Among the players Barrett is expected to distribute to are sophomore H-back Dontre Wilson, sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott and senior wide receiver Devin Smith.Wilson leads all returning players from last season in all-purpose yards with 983, 523 of those yards coming on kickoff returns.The only glimpse Buckeye fans have seen of Barrett in a Scarlet and Gray (well, technically black) uniform was in the 2014 OSU Spring Game, when Barrett completed 17 of his 33 pass attempts for 151 yards, including a 15-play, 80-yard scoring drive.Barrett, along with Jones, has also taken the majority of the practice snaps in spring and fall camp as Miller sat out because of soreness in his shoulder. Meyer said he’s attempted more than 300 competitive throws in camp.Although he has been named the starter for week one, Barrett will have to perform in order to keep the job because Meyer did not rule out the possibility of playing Jones as well in the opener.Barrett and the Buckeyes are scheduled to open their season Saturday against Navy at the Baltimore Ravens’ M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Kickoff is set for noon. read more

Match added for tomorrow nights WWE RAW in Sacramento Quick WWE RAW

first_img Dave Bautista will be a character in new video game, Finn Balor reveals new look Twitter Paul Nemer RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kurt Angle’s wife Giovanna announces on social media they have adopted a son Facebook Google+center_img Finn Balor will face Dolph Ziggler tomorrow night on RAW in Sacramento. This match was announced earlier tonight during the TLC PPV.TOMORROW NIGHT: @FinnBalor goes one-on-one with #TheShowOff @HEELZiggler on #RAW! pic.twitter.com/669ColFCEB— WWE (@WWE) December 17, 2018We reported a spoiler earlier this week regarding a Hall of Famer who was scheduled for the RAW taping the night after TLC, in what could be a potential storyline shift.Vince McMahon will also be appearing on RAW tomorrow night. The last time Vince appeared on WWE television was at Smackdown 1000.His last appearance on RAW took place back on July 23 when WWE announced the first ever all-women Evolution PPV. McMahon normally returns to television when ratings for the show begin to struggle, which has been the case for RAW in recent weeks with viewership dropping to record lows in the modern era for the company on cable. RAW Preview: Steve Austin to moderate contract signing, KOTR Semi-Final Triple Threat Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

Solskjaer reveals Rooneys message before Cardiffs tie

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer revealed Wayne Rooney’s encouragement prior to Saturday’s 5-1 thrashing of Cardiff City.United were on a rampage in south Wales in Solskjaer’s debut as caretaker manager, with Jesse Lingard bagging a brace alongside Marcus Rashford, Ander Herrera and Anthony Martial.Solskjaer was buzzing after the Red Devils scored five goals for the first time since 2013 and went on to credit the display of the team and revealed what the former United Skipper told him before the tie.“Football is easy if you’ve got good players and they are such a great bunch of players. The quality is unbelievable,” he said in a statement via FourFourTwo.“I arrived Thursday night and I think maybe all the texts and advice from Wazza helped today. He just told us to make them enjoy football, smile, go forward, be Man United. That’s what I asked for because it’s been a tough week for them. They’ve responded fantastically.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“We want them to approach every game the same, combination play, we want them to play it forward. Every game gives you different chances. The foundation was in defence: I thought the two centre-backs and full-backs were outstanding.“It’s a great dressing room. They want to give their best for the club, and they’ve got the badge on their shirt and there’s a reason for that.”Solskjaer’s focus has switched to the visit of Huddersfield Town on Boxing Day in the bid to steer them back into Champions League contention.“We’ve caught up eight, nine points before,” he said. “Now we’ve got Huddersfield; let the boys enjoy tonight and we look forward. You can’t do anything else other than the next training session, work on a few bits, because there is still work to be done, [and] keep plugging away.“It’s just been emotional, the whole week. It’s a start, and we move on. Nothing is history quicker than a game of football.”last_img read more

Raymond MRF CEAT GVK Power among top gainers on BSE

first_imgSelect stocks outperformed the BSE Sensex on Monday that marked the fourth straight day of gains for Indian stock markets. The rally was attributed to gains in Asian equities and gains in crude oil prices on likely agreement on capping output.The 30-scrip Sensex closed 35 points higher at 28,634, while the NSE Nifty gained 29 points to close at 8,808. The day also saw the commencement of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance’s initial public offering (IPO). The largest private sector life insurer received bids for about 16 per cent of the public issue. The company got bids for 2.09 crore shares against 13.23 crore shares on offer, according to data available with stock exchanges.Top Sensex gainers included TCS, ICICI Bank, Adani Ports and Coal India.Raymond, GVK Power, Ceat, MRF and IL&FS Transport gained in the range of 6 to 12.6 per cent on the BSE.Raymond closed 9.53 per cent higher at Rs 522.20, GVK Power gained 6.76 per cent to end at Rs 6.95, MRF was up 6.35 per cent at Rs 43,073, while Ceat ended 6.04 per cent higher at Rs 1,128.30.Among sectoral indices, the BSE Bankex gained 0.33 per cent, BSE Auto 0.17 per cent and BSE Realty 1.60 per cent, led by Indiabulls Real Estate that flared up 6.75 per cent to close at Rs 92.55.The Indian rupee closed at 66.95 to the US dollar.Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) were net buyers of Indian equities worth Rs 205 crore on Monday, according to provisional data released by the National Stock Exchange.last_img read more

PSPgo hacked to play UMD disc images

first_imgWith the release of the download-only PSPgo Sony managed to alienate just about everyone. Multiple Retailers didn’t want to stock it as they couldn’t sell any games for the new hardware. Gamers on the other hand didn’t like the high price and couldn’t do anything with the handfuls of UMD disc games they had previously bought.Now it seems hackers are solving the problem by modding the PSPgo to play UMD disc images. For someone with a PSPgo and lots of UMD disc games, that’s surely going to be a tempting proposition, even if it’s technically piracy.Liquidzigong is the hacker who has made this possible. He found a way to get an ISO loader on to the PSPgo. What that means is a PSP UMD disc image can be loaded into the flash memory of the PSPgo and the ISO loader used to play it.The videos above show Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep being played, which is only available in UMD disc form at the moment. There’s also one of Wipeout Pulse using the loader.Read more at ars technica and Wololo.netMatthew’s OpinionIf the method for getting the ISO loader on to a PSPgo is simple, then it’s going to spread like wildfire to gamers annoyed that they have to buy games again if they want to play them on a PSPgo. We’ll then also get a growing catalog of UMD disc images appearing on file-sharing networks.All Sony can do is continue to play the firmware cat-and-mouse game. New firmware may block the ISO loader, but then a new patch will make it work again. Ultimately it’s a losing battle for Sony.I think Sony will have learned a lot from the release of the PSPgo. While digital downloads are desirable for Sony and developers, retailers are left out in the cold and gamers have a few issues too. With the PSP 2 Sony needs to figure out a new strategy that involves retailers being able to sell games, and gives gamers more choice in how to buy them.last_img read more

GameStop will accept retro game system tradeins even if they cant test

first_imgGameStop seems to be moving ahead with its retro games project, but it already looks like it’s going to run into some hurdles. I visited a GameStop in New York and asked about the program, and the clerk told me the company will be accepting retro game systems and showed me the guidelines documentation for trade-ins. Since GameStop hasn’t accepted really old game trade-ins for about a decade, there’s a bit of a flaw in the system. It’s purely technical, but it’s also hilarious.The hardware trade-in process goes in four steps to ensure that anyone trading in a game system trades in one that works:Check to make sure the system is complete and none of the wires are frayed or loose.Plug the system in and make sure it powers on.???Tie everything up and send to the GameStop Refurbishment Operations Center (ROC).The third step is a field of question marks because it’s not a step — it’s a statement that I will quote directly: “Testing the video is not required as some testing TVs may not accept RF adaptors.”GameStop has small test TVs into which you can plug old game systems to make sure they work. The staff uses them to make sure your PS3 or Xbox 360 isn’t broken when you trade it in, but the TVs don’t all have the legacy connections old game systems may require.GameStop might not be able to make sure your NES or Sega Genesis works because the one you go to might not have a TV old enough to test it. That’s hilarious. It’s not GameStop’s blunder (except for the company’s phasing out of old system trade-ins years ago and losing the equipment in the first place), but it shows how huge a gulf the technology has come. When was the last time you plugged a gray box with a coax lead into the back of your TV and set the channel to 3 to play a game?Don’t expect that this will let you trade in broken game systems, though. Most systems, like the N64, Dreamcast, Genesis, and PlayStation, can be accepted with regular video (or S-Video, which is even more legacy) cables and not an RF adaptor. Either way, it still needs to be intact enough to pass a glance test and actually turn on.Also, I have no idea what the trade-in values for these systems will be. Also also, there are some limits, under the “Retro Trade Requirements” list on the paper. Only certain first-party accessories will be accepted, but it’s not clear if that means you can’t trade in third-party gamepads, or if you can’t trade in a third-party video cables. If you can’t trade in an aftermarket cable you might simply be boned, since old cables can fray and rot, and new third-party ones are super-cheap. Actually, so are knock-off third-party gamepad controllers that use the same port. So, heads up.Cartridges must have the complete original name sticker, the pins must be intact and not corroded, and the games must not be “defaced or damaged.” Again, it’s not clear from the paper, but if you wrote “WILL’S MARIO” on your cartridge when you were eight years old, you might be out of luck. You also might be my stalker. Why didn’t you use your own name?This doesn’t assuage my concerns that GameStop will have problems getting stock in, but it’s an interesting look at the process. Maybe, at least in New York, we’ll start to see NES, SNES, Genesis, PSX, Dreamcast, and N64 systems filter into stores and be available to buy. Of course, if you can’t find them in GameStops, there are still local shops, like Video Games New York if you live in the Big Apple. Also, if you have a complete copy of Metal Wolf Chaos for the original Xbox, you can trade it in with me for, like, $20.last_img read more

Gadkari announces Rs 41000 crore for Telangana

first_imgUnion Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday announced road projects worth Rs 41,000 crore for Telangana, including two Express Highways from the state capital Hyderabad to Bengaluru in Karnataka and Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh.”The total package for Telangana is Rs 41,000 crore.This is not the final figure. It is still open for discussion. And if any new National Highway is recommended from the leaders of Telangana or from the state government or from our (BJP) leaders, we will think positively and we will support Telangana as a new state,” Gadkari said. Also Read – Punjab on alert after release of excess water from Bhakra damThe Union Road Transport and Highways Minister today laid the foundation stone of 4-lane of Yadgir and Warangal section of NH-202 (new NH-163) of length 99 km costing Rs 1,424 crore. He said the government will soon prepare the Detailed Project Reports (DPR) for two Express Highways connecting Hyderabad with Bengaluru and Vijayawada.”The Telangana portion of cost of construction for the two Express Highways would be Rs 16,000 crore covering 190 km for Vijayawada and 210 km for Bengaluru Express Highways,” the minister said.According to him, making of inland waterways would be the NDA government’s top priority. He also assured that his ministry would take up works of making waterways in Telangana, once the related proposals are cleared by Parliament.last_img read more

Showers bring relief to rainstarved Kolkata

first_imgKolkata: Kolkata and parts of South Bengal on Tuesday received rainfall and thundershower during the afternoon offering temporary respite from the sultry heat.The Alipore weather office predicted sporadic thuderstorm accompanied by rain in Kolkata and other districts in South Bengal in the next 48 hours but reiterated that there would be no respite from the discomfort due to high humidity level during the day. Three people reportedly died due to lightning strikes in Howrah and South 24-Parganas. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”The low pressure trough in the Bay of Bengal has descended and has created favourable conditions for sporadic thunderstorm activities in parts of South Bengal. The coastal districts along with Nadia and Murshidabad will witness thunderstorm activities accompanied with sporadic rainfall in the next 48 hours,” said Sanjib Bandopadhyay, deputy director of India Meteorological Department, Kolkata. He reiterated that the thundershower activities will not account for bringing down the temperature during the day. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state”The temperature during the day will be around 36 degrees Celsius and humidity will be on the higher side which will add to the discomfort. It will be not as high as Monday when temperature had shot up to 37.7 degrees Celsius but there will be not much relief during the day. However, with thundershowers in the later half of the day and in the evening weather be friendly in the evening and night,”a senior official in the Alipore weather office said. There was ankle-deep water in pockets of the city after a smart shower in the afternoon but the Kolkata Municipal Corporation was prompt enough to drain water at a fast pace. Trees were uprooted at the crossings of Park Street and Camac Street, AJC Bose Road and DL Khan Road, Sarat Bose Road and Basanta Roy Road, near Puddapukur More in Beniapukur and on Strand Road between Babughat and Princep Ghat. Narayan Maity (24) was killed after being struck by lightning at Baneshwarpur Gram Panchayet area in Uluberia. He had gone for fishing in a canal when the incident took place. He was taken to Kamalpur Block health centre where he was declared brought dead. Deaths of two schoolchildren was reported from Jibantala in South 24-Parganas. They had taken leave from their school after the tiffin break. The incident occurred a kilometre away from the school. The deceased have been identified as Sujauddin Mollah and Rahman Laskar. Another student who suffured injuries is undergoing treatment at Canning Hospital.last_img read more

Crank Up Your Customers Confidence

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global For small businesses that sell online, the importance of protecting customer data is a given. Unfortunately, the best security and privacy practices in the world are useless unless you first secure the customer’s trust–no easy task in today’s world. Increasing rates of identity theft and other types of online fraud have left many consumers gun shy when it comes time to pull the trigger on an online shopping cart, especially when a site lacks the reputation of industry giants such as Amazon. Here, several industry professionals explain how to present your small business site as safe and reputable.1. Reassure visitors with third-party verificationsOne of the first hurdles small businesses face online is obscurity; new customers are unlikely to have any previous knowledge of them, good or bad. That’s where trust marks come in, says Fran Maier, CEO of TRUSTe.Generally speaking, trust marks are linked graphics certifying that a site’s security or privacy practices have been independently verified. Such verifications can go a long way toward reassuring potential customers that an unfamiliar business is legitimate, Maier says.”They want some confidence that they’re not going to be ripped off … that they’re not going to be subject to some sort of mishap with their data,” she says.TRUSTe’s Privacy Service for small businesses helps e-commerce sites develop a custom privacy policy that spells out how the business safeguards customer information. Participating businesses are audited each year to ensure compliance with the policy, which earns them the right to display TRUSTe’s privacy seal on their site. The service starts at $49 per month.According to Maier, businesses see an average sales increase of 7 to 12 percent after enrolling in the program. Not all businesses pass the audit; Meyer estimates that one in five are expelled. Any visitor who feels that a participating business has violated its privacy policy can request that TRUSTe investigate and resolve the dispute.”The TRUSTe mark means that a company can’t share your information … that if something goes wrong you can complain to us,” she says.Among online shoppers, the fear of something going wrong is widespread and well-founded, according to a number of surveys and studies. A study released in February by Javelin Strategy & Research found a 22 percent increase in identity theft from 2007 to 2008. A second Javelin study released in March found that online retailers missed $21 billion in sales due to online shopping fears, security among them. And a recent survey by Sherpa Marketing found that 60 percent of online shopping carts are abandoned before completing a purchase, often because of worries over identity theft.2. Create an attractive, original visual impression (in less than a second)Lea Alcantara, owner of LeaLea Design, says that trust marks help in part because they’re an immediate visual cue, an important quality given how quickly most visitors scan web pages. But before visitors notice a trust mark, they make a snap judgement about a site’s overall design and appearance–within 50 milliseconds, according to a 2006 study published in the journal Behavior and Information Technology. In order to appear legitimate and trustworthy, Alcantara says, a site needs to create a first impression that’s both professional and original.Professional means that the design meets certain standards in its typography, layout and style. When visitors see a site that skimps on these standards, it’s a short leap to assume the business might skimp on other things as well–customer privacy, for instance.”You can have the most legitimate business and the most secure business but if it looks like you didn’t spend enough money to design your site then it doesn’t look like you spent enough to be secure,” she says.The second half of that first impression–originality–is a particular problem for business owners who request designs that too closely resemble their competitors. These risk being confused with phishing scams–fraudulent sites or e-mails that mimic legitimate businesses in an attempt to steal financial information.If you try to copy another site too much … then people are going to start to wonder whether you’re legitimate or not,” she says.Another common problem is the overuse of inexpensive stock photography. Popular stock photos appear on hundreds of sites thoughout the web, and their presence on an unfamiliar site can make a business feel less than authentic.For businesses that can’t yet afford to purchase a professional design, plenty of sites offer free, attractive templates that can be modified for far less than it costs to create an original design. Alcantara doesn’t recommend this as a permanent solution, but it’s better than trying to design a site from scratch without professional assistance.3. Speak to visitors in an appropriate, empathetic voice (and check your spelling)”Content is King” is one of the web’s most familiar and long-standing edicts. Unfortunately, the most fundamental kind of content is often the most ignored: the copy.Carolyn Wood, founder and lead copywriter of Pixelingo, says that badly written copy can give visitors a bad impression of a site almost as quickly as bad design. Web readers expect to be able to scan text quickly, which generally rules out long paragraphs or unfamiliar terms.”There’s a tendency in businesses to use jargon, but real people don’t want to read jargon. They want you to speak to them conversationally, with empathy and with liveliness,” she says.Good copy creates an original voice for the business, Wood says, a voice that’s appropriate for the specific audience that the business wants to reach.One of the most basic benefits of professional copy is correct usage, Wood says, because grammar and spelling errors are a tell-tale sign of phishing scams. Attention to detail in the writing is one of the easiest ways to distinguish a legitimate business from those poor deposed Nigerian princes who need help getting their millions into a foreign bank.Rather than any single element, Wood says, it’s the whole of a user’s experience that determines whether a visitor trusts a site.”All of these things, especially when they’re making purchases, are telling them whether they should continue or not and type in that Visa number,” she says. Make the Right Online ImpressionYou Are What They Click The Purpose-Driven WebsiteRamp Up Your Redesign6 Website Fixes to Make Now Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.center_img July 7, 2009 6 min read Register Now »last_img read more

Optimizing Your Website for Local Searches

first_imgMake sure that all your information is correct, and keep the formatting the same across all locations.Reviews, citations, and links are also powerful drivers to earn a top ranking within local search. Much like external backlinks drive much of the Google algorithm for ranking, so it is for local search. Don’t be afraid to ask for reviews. Offer special incentives and discounts for return visits to your office. Add a postcard or business card to your office invoice mailings, asking your customers to review the visit and talk about the experience. Don’t try to spam this system by asking all your friends to review you in a week! Use a solid and ethical business approach–and get references from BBB.org, chamber of commerce in your city and the top local directories.Using pay-per-click, you can target your local area via maps. This, combined with SEO strategies from global to local, can yield strong results in traffic and targeting.If you’re looking for local directories, these resources can help: Here are a few niche marketplaces to investigate: 5 min read In his book Ultimate Guide to Optimizing Your Website, SEO and online marketing expert Jon Rognerud shows you how to build a high-performance website and get top ranking on all search engines. In this edited excerpt, the author offers a few tips to help you improve your ranking in local search results.Local search engine optimization (SEO) isn’t different from “regular” SEO — it can be just as time consuming and competitive. The same rules apply: good content and quality links. However, the tactics are slightly different in some areas. The trends show an increase in local search and from mobile devices. By the end of 2013, predictions indicated that one out of every three searches would be mobile. In addition to search, add additional user tools such as Twitter, Foursquare, TwitHawk and Facebook, and we have ourselves a sizable audience to satisfy! People are drawn to local activities, and that includes search. To learn more, start with Google Places For Business by getting a free account and make sure to watch the training videos. Google Places has a lot of features, including power tools that track actions (how many times users showed interest in your business listing), clicks for more information on maps, driving directions or direct clicks, as well as impressions (how many times users saw your business listing as a local search result). You can also add your images, videos, offers/promos, coupons and more. As you’ll see, it will be important to get ratings and references, too.While much focus is placed on Google Places, don’t forget to also register at: One easy way to find out if you’re listed is to search for your brand name. Include the city or locale you’re supposed to be listed for and see what results you get. For instance, if you’re a tax attorney in Beverly Hills, California, you would search “tax attorney beverly hills” and see what results you get. As you hover over the local results, the company information changes on the right side. You’ll quickly get a sense of how well your local meta data has been optimized by the amount of data available, such as photos, videos, reviews and more. You can see further activity by visiting your local Google+ page.Next, select from the categories list that best describes your business. Before you do, make sure to also review the competition. Check to see where the top listings are listing theirs. You can add up to five categories to describe your business. Once you start typing, the Google Places categories system will display related categories.Continue to add as much information as possible, including your hours, payment types accepted, email address, phone number, URL/web address, photos, videos and coupons. It’s all there–try to fill out each field if it’s appropriate. Go make some videos, upload them to YouTube, and link them back to your local profile on Google Places. Screen cam your PowerPoint presentations. You can include up to ten pictures and five videos.Getting Listed in Local Directories Powerful citations from local business directories like Yelp and Merchant Circle are a good start. Here’s a list of directories to get you started:Local SEO Resources Register Now » Yahoo! Local Bing Local Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.center_img Trip Advisor Gayot Fodors Travelocity wcities Frommers HotelGuide   Zagat Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 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Mining Chemicals Market Share and Forecasts Research Report 2018

first_imgMining Chemicals Market Global Mining Chemicals Market: get comprehensive research offering detailed regional analysis and growth outlook in a new report now available at Bigmarketresearch.com.Global Mining Chemicals Market to reach USD 8.6 billion by 2025.Global Mining Chemicals Market is valued at approximately USD 6.03 billion in 2017 and is anticipated to grow with at approx. 4.60 % over the forecast period 2018-2025. The advent of methyl isobutyl carbinol (MIBC) as a frother mainly for mineral flotation is considered as a key trend for the growth of the mining chemicals market over the forecast period. Additionally, the growing demand for minerals and other resources are also expected to supplement the growth of the market across the globe.Request a sample of this report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/2908329?utm_source=SHASHI-HTNThe rise of the market is backed owing to the growing mining activities along with the increasing investments on mining exploration. For Instance: according to the Brazilian Government in May 2017, the government has implemented a program named Investment Partnership Program with an aim to boost and supervise mining sector. Also, other investment opportunities include Eurasian resource Groups $2.4 billion integrated iron ore mining and logistics projects. Similarly, in 2018, Chilean Copper Commission plans to invest $7.2 billion to support major mine projects owned by Mantos Copper, BHP, Teck, Codelco, Goldcorp and others. Thus, growing mining activities is expected to increase the demand for mining chemicals as these chemicals are used at the stage of processing the respective ores. As a result, the demand & adoption of mining chemicals would increase, contributing towards the market growth. Furthermore, growing importance of water management activities offers lucrative growth prospects for the mining chemical market. However, slow growth of mining industry in emerging economies acts as a key restraint for the mining chemical market during the forecast period.On the basis of segmentation, the mining chemicals market is segmented into type, mineral type and application. The type segment of global mining chemicals market is classified into flocculants, frothers, solvent extractants and grinding aids of which frothers holds the leading position owing to the increasing demand for better quality of minerals. On the basis of mineral type segment, the market is classified into base metals, non-metallic minerals, precious metals and rare earth metals. Also, the application segment is bifurcated into explosives & drilling, mineral processing, water and wastewater treatment and others of which mineral processing dominates the market due to rising demand for minerals.The regional analysis of mining chemicals market is considered for the key regions such as North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and ROW. Asia-Pacific dominates the mining chemicals market headed by China since the country is largest producer of minerals. Whereas, Asia Pacific is anticipated to emerge as the fastest growing market region during the forecast period 2018-2025 owing to growing number of mining activities along with the increasing investments on mining exploration. However, India and Australia are considered as lucrative countries in Asia-Pacific over the -forecast period of 2018-2025.Avail the Discount on this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/2908329?utm_source=SHASHI-HTNSome of the key players involved in the market are; BASF SE, Clariant AG, Cytec Industries Inc., Kemira Oyj, The DOW Chemical Company, Huntsman Corporation, Orica Limited, Arrmaz Products L.P., Snf Floerger Sas, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, LP. Key companies are highly investing into R&D for energy efficient relays. They are also trying to dominate the market by offering upgraded versions of currently being used devices.The objective of the study is to define market sizes of different segments & countries in recent years and to forecast the values to the coming eight years. The report is designed to incorporate both qualitative and quantitative aspects of the industry within each of the regions and countries involved in the study. Furthermore, the report also caters the detailed information about the crucial aspects such as driving factors & challenges which will define the future growth of the market. Additionally, the report shall also incorporate available opportunities in micro markets for stakeholders to invest along with the detailed analysis of competitive landscape and product offerings of key players. The detailed segments and sub-segment of the market are explained below:By Type: Flocculants, Frothers, Solvent extractants and Grinding aidsBy Mineral Type: Base Metals, Non-metallic minerals, Precious metals, Rare earth metalsBy Application: Explosives & drilling, Mineral processing, Water and wastewater treatment, OthersRegions: North America: S., Canada, Europe, UK, Germany.Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan. Latin America: Brazil, MexicoRest of the WorldTarget Audience of the Mining Chemicals Market Study: Key Consulting Companies & Advisors, Large, medium-sized, and small enterprises, Venture capitalists, Value-Added Resellers (VARs), Third-party knowledge providers, Investment bankers and InvestorsTable of ContentsChapter 1. Global Mining Chemicals Market Definition and Scope1.1. Research Objective1.2. Market Definition1.3. Scope of The Study1.4. Years Considered for The Study1.5. Currency Conversion Rates1.6. Report LimitationChapter 2. Research Methodology2.1. Research Process2.1.1. Data Mining2.1.2. Analysis2.1.3. Market Estimation2.1.4. Validation2.1.5. Publishing2.2. Research AssumptionBuy Now @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/checkout/sales/912?utm_source=SHASHI About Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. 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Syria shutters Hamas offices in break with group

first_img Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement How men can have a healthy 2019center_img Top Stories How do cataracts affect your vision? Hamas, an armed group sworn to Israel’s destruction, moved its headquarters to Syria in the late 1990s. But relations have soured since Syria’s violent suppression of the uprising that began in March 2011.Hamas leaders are now based in Qatar, Egypt and the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) The difference between men and women when it comes to pain GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) – A spokesman for Hamas says the Syrian government has sealed its offices in Damascus, finalizing the break between the Islamic militant group and its former patron.Spokesman Ayman Taha said on Tuesday that the move had been expected after Hamas openly switched sides to support the armed rebellion against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.Taha says Monday’s move by Damascus was “a result of our siding with the Syrian people in their just struggle.” Taha spoke from Cairo.last_img read more

2013 GWN7 Top Tourism Award Finalists Announced

first_imgHeritage AwardCultural AwardWebsite Development AwardManagement & Staff Training AwardCommunity Relations AwardEnvironment AwardSpecial Events Award The judges will also be awarding the RAC Travel Services Business Planning & Marketing Award and the Vanguard Press Judges Award.Now in their 24th year of the Awards, the VCAWA and GWN7 are extremely proud to once again be recognising the importance of Visitor Centres and the Tourism Industry in Western Australia.“Judging such a diverse range of towns from all over the State is no easy task – the level of entrants is increasing each year” according to the Chair of the judging panel, Robyn Fenech.“We were very impressed with the standard of submissions – the passion that Visitor Centres and towns put into their tourism product really shone through. Every year this process reinforces for the judging panel, the diverse range of tourism opportunities that WA has to offer and we can’t wait to visit the finalists to experience our extraordinary State”.  Each of the six finalists for the 2013 GWN7 Top Tourism Award will receive a site visit from the judges and the winning entrant of the GWN7 Top Tourism Award will receive from GWN7 an airtime package valued at $25,000 to utilise in support of their overall marketing activities to attract visitors to their area. The winner of the Population Under 5,000 category will receive a $5,000 airtime package with GWN7 as well.The award winners will be announced at the GWN7 Top Tourism Award Gala Dinner on Thursday 20th September in Armadale, which forms part of the Annual Visitor Servicing Conference.The Visitor Centre Association of WA is a not-for-profit peak industry body, representing more than 102 Visitor Centres and sub-representation of approximately 4,500 tourism businesses throughout Western Australia. In addition, all of the towns who nominated are eligible for the West Australian Regional Newspaper Special Category Awards which include: Top Tourism Award: Busselton, Denmark, Margaret RiverTop Tourism Award for Population Under 5,000: Bridgetown, Dunsborough, Kalbarricenter_img The Visitor Centre Association of Western Australia (VCAWA) is delighted to announce the finalists of the prestigious GWN7 Top Tourism Awards.For the first time, this year saw the 15 entrants enter in two categories, either for the Top Tourism Award or for the Top Tourism Award for Population Under 5,000. Three finalists have been selected in each category and are in the running for the prestigious honour of being named a Top Tourism Town in 2013.Judges deliberated hard over naming the finalists from an excellent field of entrants from all over the State but today have announced that the finalists are: Source = VCAWAlast_img read more

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first_imgdriveHertz AustraliaNetball AustraliaSamsung Australian Diamondssponsorship Hertz Australia has signed a three-year sponsorship deal with Netball Australia, the peak governing body for the sport of netball in the country. The partnership will see Hertz sponsor the Samsung Australian Diamonds national team, the Suncorp Super Netball league and the Fast5 Netball World Series. Through the alliance, the Hertz brand will reach more than six million netball fans through stadium signage at televised matches, digital content, athlete appearances and event activations.Netball Australia CEO, Marne Fechner said she was thrilled to welcome Hertz to the Netball Australia family.“Hertz allows us to extend the reach of netball through new consumer and corporate channels, assisting in achieving our objectives of driving participation and growing interest in Suncorp Super Netball.“Not only will this partnership position Hertz front and centre of our engaged audience, but also the car rental provider’s support will drive netball’s continued popularity as Australia’s leading team sport for girls and women.“Participation, attendance and broadcast figures for netball continues to rise and is a valued proposition for both Hertz and Netball Australia.”Hertz Australia Country Manager, Damien Shaw, said the Hertz team is excited to begin this new partnership with Netball Australia and support both Suncorp Super Netball and the Samsung Diamonds.“We’re looking forward to fully embracing the sport from local club and school level, right up to professional league and flying the flag for women’s sport in Australia.”The Diamonds, led by Head Coach Lisa Alexander, will next compete in the 2018 Quad Series and Constellation Cup this September and October in Australia and New Zealand.IMAGE: Round 10 Super Netball match between the Giants and the Swifts at International Convention Centre on July 8, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)last_img read more

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When they returned home,Currently the party’s lone MLA is Keshav Chandra who has been retained as a candidate from Jaijaipur In 2003 the BSP had won two seats in the Assembly — Kamda Jhole from Sarangarh (Scheduled Caste) and Lalsay Khunte from Malkharoda (SC) — and in 2008 it had bagged the two seats of Akaltara and Pamgarh under Saurabh Singh and Dujram Bouddh The BJP had won 50 seats that year while the Congress held 38 In 2013 Saurabh quit the BSP and joined the Congress Jhole was expelled from the BSP for anti-party activities Traditionally speaking Jogi’s supporters have been seen gravitating towards the BJP but with the JCC in action all such votes are expected to shift back to his party hitting at the BJP and Congress vote-bank — both parties had a vote difference of just below 1 percent in the last elections Jogi’s family itself has considerable influence in the Marwahi and Kota constituencies of Chhattisgarh On Congress tickets Jogi’s son Amit had won from Marwahi while Jogi’s wife Renu had emerged victorious in Kota Amit is now with Jogi’s JCC but Renu has expressed her wish to go for a Congress ticket again Two sitting Congress MLAs Siyaram Kaushik from Bilha and RK Rai from Gunderdehi constituencies are with Jogi now but his daughter-in-law Richa Jogi is in the fray from Akaltara on a BSP ticket JCC’s former candidate from Chandrapur Gitanjali Patel also joined the BSP a few days ago and has been retained on the party ticket However Chhattisgarh’s poll history shows that candidates have rarely won elections unless they have been mass leaders CPI the add-on On Sunday Jogi announced a pre-poll alliance with the CPI for the Chhattisgarh elections with the Left party getting two seats to contest in South Bastar— Dantewada and Konta— where it already has considerable influence CPI’s Manish Kunjam a former MLA will fight against Deputy Leader of Opposition and Congress’ sitting MLA Kawasi Lakhma from Konta CR Bakshi central control commission secretary of the CPI said the party would field candidates on other seats too such as Jagdalpur Kondagaon and Keshkal and the alliance will support them Candidates have already been declared for these seats as well as for Dantewada The Janjgir-Champa district is also being considered for the polls Likely to join the JCC-BSP-CPI coalition is the Chhattisgarh Mukti Morcha whose president Janak Lal Thakur confirmed that they had held talks with CPI leaders He hopes a final decision on the alliance will be made soon BSP supremo Mayawati plans to hold around six meetings in the state with two on 4 November in Dongargarh and Bhilai in which CPI’s star campaigner T Rajawillalso participate Jogi has expressed hope that people will develop a sense of belonging withthe alliance headed by the regional JCC Jogi’s father has a following among Dalits Muslims and Christians and he said the three parties are cadre-based having a direct link with the poor and downtrodden as well as an understanding of local aspirations In his manifesto Jogi has already submitted an affidavit listing the 12 things he would do if he comes to power He pointed out that no other political party has clarity on promises to voters as they have to look towards New Delhi for decision-making whereas his JCC has no such compulsions BJP state general secretary Santosh Pandey admitted that the JCC-BSP-CPI alliance has an influence in around 11-12 SC-dominated seats mainly in the Janjgir-Champa region and the Left-favoured three seats in the Bastar region including Bilaspur “The alliance will be concentrating on these winnable seats But it would not have much impact on the BJP”Pandey insisted Another entrant in the Chhattisgarh political arena with much fanfare is the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which claims to be a favourable alternative to both the BJP and Congress Its state in-charge Gopal Rai has already termed the JCC-BSP-CPI alliance a sinking boat Clearly AAP is expecting to repeat its New Delhi performance in 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