Against the tide Thai floating temple defies coastal erosion

first_imgSamut Chin (Thailand): As sea waters slowly rose around this temple and his neighbours fled inland, Thai abbot Somnuek Atipanyo refused to budge and is today a symbol of the fight to restore the country’s fast-eroding coastlines. A dangerous combination of climate change, industrial farming and rapid urbanisation are endangering the Gulf of Thailand’s coasts, stripping away precious mangrove trees and leaving some buildings like Somnuek’s surrounded by sea water. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USIn the 30 years since the waters started encroaching, most of his neighbours in the fishing village of Samut Chin moved several hundred meters inland to rebuild their wooden homes. Standing in his saffron robes near his monastery on stilts — dubbed the “floating temple” — the 51-year-old monk points out to sea at the spot where the local school once stood. “This temple used to be in the middle of the village,” he tells AFP in Samut Chin, about an hour south of Bangkok. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls”If we moved it, people wouldn’t even know there had ever been one here,” he says of the temple, accessible only by a small footbridge today. These shores were once protected by extensive mangrove forests — the Gulf of Thailand boasts some of the largest in the world — a natural defence against coastal erosion thanks to their extensive roots that stabilise the shoreline. But it’s a been a losing battle to preserve them. Mangrove forests have been cleared for extensive development of shrimp and salt farms, along with new houses and hotels that have popped up thanks to a development boom in recent decades. Thailand lost almost one third of its vast coastal mangrove forests between 1961 and 2000, according to a report from the nation’s Department of Marine and Coastal Resources and the UN Environment Programme. Climate change is also having an impact: stronger waves and more ferocious monsoons have wiped out mangroves in the Gulf of Thailand, which is especially vulnerable because its waters are so shallow. “The waves and tides are higher than before,” said Thanawat Jarupongsakul, who advises Thailand’s government on its policy to combat erosion. Asian and Caspian coastlines are the two areas in the world most affected by coastal erosion, according to a study published last year in the scientific journal Nature. It’s a global problem: tens of thousands of square kilometres of land have been lost from coastal erosion around the world — between 1984 and 2015 the equivalent of the surface area of Haiti was lost, the study said. In Thailand a quarter of the country’s shores — or about 700 kilometres (500 miles) — are eroding, some “severely”, according to data shared with AFP by the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources. Now there is a push to restore Thailand’s precious mangrove ecosystem through a national voluntary tree replanting scheme, including near Somnuek’s island monastery. On a recent sunny afternoon, scores of people spent the day wading chest-deep in the sea to replant mangrove trees. Clad in headscarves and hats, they gingerly reach down into the water to plant young saplings along lines of bamboo poles that help offer some protection against the waves. “This project is called ‘Planting a forest in people’s hearts,'” said Wason Ditsuwan, who runs the program. Set up in 2016 by Bangkok city authorities, the project has so far replanted 84 acres of mangroves across the country. Wason is hoping his project will succeed where others have failed. Nearly 10 years ago, government adviser Thanawat helped residents in Samut Chin replant mangrove trees but some areas were too far gone to recover. “Even if you plant a lot of mangroves, it cannot help,” he said. Another strategy is to drill pylons of cement into the seabed — and on the shoreline itself — to act as a substitute for the mangrove roots. This has proven successful so far in the tourist town of Pattaya further along the coast, where the pylons have helped to reclaim several metres of beach. But it’s a race to keep up with rapid development along the shore, Thanawat said. As for Somnuek’s stretch of coast, though further erosion has stopped for now, there is little hope his temple will ever see dry ground again. But the flooding has brought one unexpected advantage: dozens of tourists that flock to the so-called floating temple for Instagram-worthy selfies. “The fight against coastal erosion has brought fame,” village head Wisanu Kengsamut said.last_img read more

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UN chief commends Africas progress stresses need for accelerated growth

“Several African countries are among the world’s fastest growing economies, defying the global downturn. Opportunity beckons for ever greater numbers of people, and ever more international investors are taking notice,” Mr. Ban said yesterday evening in his remarks at the Africa Day celebrations in New York marking the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Organization of African Unity, now known as the African Union (AU). The Day is traditionally observed on 25 May.“Of course, deep challenges persist. But Africa’s overall trajectory is clear. Africans are writing a new narrative in their history.”“Fifty years ago, the founders of the Organization of African Unity showed great resolve and collective purpose in leading the world against colonialism and apartheid,” Mr. Ban said. “Let us all show similar solidarity and conviction today in working to improve well-being and opportunity for all Africans.”Mr. Ban praised the declining poverty rates in the continent, as well as improvements in addressing deadly diseases. However, he noted that there are still areas where there is conflict, and the underlying causes need to be resolved to achieve lasting peace.“I know that Africans are determined to strengthen democracy, protect human rights, fight corruption and enhance governance,” he said.“The United Nations will continue to work with you to ensure the equitable distribution of resources, increase agricultural productivity, and tap the talents of Africa’s people, especially women and youth.”Mr. Ban, who was in Ethiopia last month to mark the AU’s 50th anniversary, emphasized the need to accelerate efforts to achieve the eight anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and ensure that Africa’s priorities and concerns are reflected in the post-2015 development agenda.“Achieving these objectives will require considerable effort and investment, and I continue to urge the international community and private sector to fully support this cause,” he added. read more

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UN human rights experts outline steps to strengthen prohibition prevention of torture

Torture victims undergo rehabilitation at the African Centre for the Prevention and Resolution of Conflicts, in Senegal. The centre is funded by the UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture. Credit: OHCHR “I encouraged Member States [of the UN] and human rights experts to consider the elaboration of a document […] which offers the best practices of interrogation of suspects as well as intervening witnesses and victims,” UN Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment Juan Mendez told journalists at the briefing. He added that such a document, based on the model of presumption of innocence and stressing that the objective of a criminal investigation be establishing truth based on evidence, would not only prevent torture but also other forms of coercion and mistreatment. Also at the briefing, the chair of the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture, Malcolm Evans, drew particular attention to the fact that sites of torture are no longer just limited to “classical places” within the criminal justice system. “Such sites are now being found increasingly outside the system, for instance in the context of irregular migration or in low-level conflict,” he said. Mr. Evans also expressed concern at growing reprisals against persons who cooperate with independent human rights experts in the planning and execution of their visits to countries to monitor and report on the human rights situation, and called on countries to ensure that such individuals are not placed in peril. Both Mr. Mendez and Mr. Evans also expressed concern about the level of cooperation from countries, particularly in response to requests for invitation and in allowing complete and unhindered access to places of detention in the context of their respective mandates. Further today, the chair of the Committee against Torture Jens Modvig, highlighted steps taken by the Committee to become more effective and efficient and noted that the Committee has held numerous dialogues with States party to the Convention against Torture to strengthen the implementation of the Committee’s recommendations. Noting that there has been the implementation of the recommendations stand between 50 to 60 per cent, Mr. Modvig said: “We believe that this is a positive [indication], the ideal situation would be all State parties implementation all the recommendations.” He also reported that a number of African countries have initiated work to establish legal frameworks against torture and that these are showing an impact in addressing the prevalence of torture. “These efforts to strengthen […] the prevention and prohibition of torture, I believe that there are reasons for a certain amount of optimism although much needs to be done before the phenomenon of torture is finally eradicated,” he said. The three experts had earlier in the day held an interactive discussion with UN Member States at the General Assembly’s Third Committee where they discussed these and other related issues with the UN membership. The Committee against Torture is a body of independent human rights experts that monitors implementation of the Convention against Torture by its State parties. The subcommittee on prevention of torture (SPT), a body under the Convention’s Optional Protocol, has a preventive mandate that is focused on a sustained and proactive approach to the prevention of torture and ill-treatment. Independent experts and Special Rapporteurs are appointed by the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a specific human rights theme or a country situation. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work. read more

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A glimpse of life in the Earth Sciences field

The days were long, but coffee was aplenty — and so were the valuable lessons.The morning pick-me-up was more a necessity than a perk for the team of 20 Earth Sciences students who recently spent 10 days exploring the remote northern Ontario wilderness.A veteran of the term-ending expedition of the annual 3P99 Field Camp — Solid Earth course, Professor Frank Fueten knew the importance of sending his team out sufficiently fuelled.Each day, he cooked up a hearty breakfast for the group before they headed out for time in the field examining sedimentary and igneous rocks.Among the team members was Todd Robinson, a third-year Earth Sciences student who joined the experiential education adventure in hopes of applying the knowledge he learned in class.Every two days on the way back to their cabins, participating Earth Sciences students would break into groups to buy supplies for the next two days.“It was a great opportunity to see exactly what it’s like to be a field geologist dealing with all kinds of weather conditions and long days outside, trying to take in as much information as possible,” said the 22-year-old Welland native.Over the course of the trip, which ran from April 26 to May 5, the group travelled to Sudbury and spent time describing outcrops (large areas of rock sticking out of the ground) between Manitoulin Island and Elliot Lake, focusing on Espanola.Outside of travel time, seven days were spent in the field, mapping an area of about 17 kilometres along Highway 6.With much on the go — from mapping rocks and collecting data to producing maps and working on a final written — students often averaged 12-hour days, applying in-class knowledge to field work under the guidance of Fueten and Phil McCausland, Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences.“This trip took a lot of our class content and put it into an actual work environment,” said third-year Earth Sciences student Ariel Van Patter.“Every day in the field we got to be hands-on with the rocks,” said the 20-year-old Dorchester, Ont., native. “The outcrops were picked to show us different surface types and structures. The field work allowed us to put together all the information we knew and create a ‘story’ of geologic history.”Robinson learned a lot from the experience, taking away new knowledge about geology, how to perform field work and work with others.“You learn to train your eyes to see things that just looked like a broken rock before, but after, you are able to see what may have caused that to happen,” he said. “It’s almost like trying to decipher the past.”The educational value of the trip was twofold; along with applying in-class knowledge to real-life field examples, students also experienced cabin life and variable weather conditions. The experience shed light on life in the field — key information for aspiring earth scientists.Students had to adjust to temperatures ranging from zero to 20°C and experienced little to no running water in four of the seven allotted cabins, but made the most of the off-the-grid challenge nonetheless.One of Robinson’s favourite moments was the almost daily ‘polar bear dips’ he and several classmates took upon returning to camp.Ejaz Ahmed, Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Science, said the course exemplifies the importance Brock places on providing experiential learning opportunities.“It is no surprise that the program has enjoyed a more than two-decade-long run. Hands-on work in the field with leading experts provides our students with a competitive edge,” he said. “They are able to take knowledge they learned in a classroom setting and apply it directly in an environment that simulates what they will find in future careers.”For Robinson, the trip turned out to be everything he expected and more.“I had a great time learning to look at the outcrops and making my own observations. The experience really brought home the fact that I had chosen the right program for myself at Brock,” he said.“I wanted a science-based program that involved going outside and getting your hands dirty to acquire the information you need. That’s exactly what I got.” read more

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Third book of Hilary Mantels Wolf Hall trilogy will finally be published

Mark Rylance plays Thomas Cromwell in the BBC adaptation Hilary Mantel wins the Booker Prize in 2012 While Wolf Hall opened with a 15-year-old Cromwell lying on the ground in a pool of his own blood, willing himself to “get up” after being beaten by his father, Mirror and the Light will end in similar fashion with his death, she disclosed. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The final novel in Hilary Mantel’s Cromwell trilogy is to be published in March 2020, it has been announced, as she admits the long-awaited book has been the “greatest challenge of my writing life”. Fans have been clamouring for the book, called The Mirror and the Light, since the second installation was published in 2012, with Mantel regularly facing questions from readers about why it was taking so long. Her publishers, 4th Estate, have today confirmed it will be out in the UK on March 5th next year, after a stealth marketing campaign which saw a heavy clue featuring the Wolf Hall Tudor rose emblem being placed on a billboard in Leicester Square. Bookies William Hill are already offering odds of 5/1 on Mantel winning a third Booker Prize, after the success of Wolf Hall in 2009 and Bring Up the Bodies in 2012. The trilogy tells the true story of Thomas Cromwell’s rise to prominence in the court of Henry VIII, and will conclude with his fall from grace and execution.  “His consciousness recedes and ebbs away,” Mantel said then. “And we will be back at the beginning.”We will be back with a man on the ground in his own blood, saying to himself ‘get up, get up”.”Nicholas Pearson, publishing director at 4th Estate, said today: “Readers around the world have relished this experience in the years since, both with that novel and its successor, Bring Up the Bodies. The Mirror & the Light is every bit as daring and thrilling as the novels which precede it.”Completely immersive, as it charts the final years of Cromwell, it also casts a fresh light on the politics of power and the way we live now.” Sales of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies have reached over 5 million so far, with the novels each translated into more than 30 languages. Wolf Hall has also been adapted into a Royal Shakespeare Company play and acclaimed BBC television series. A spokesman said the television production team is “standing by and eager to return” to recreate the third novel for the screen.  “I didn’t know at first I would write a trilogy, but gradually I realised the richness and fascination of this extraordinary life.”Since then I have been on a long journey, with the good companionship of archivists, artists, booksellers, librarians, actors, producers, and – most importantly – millions of readers through the world.”I hope they will stay with me as we walk the last miles of Cromwell’s life, ascending to unprecedented riches and honour and abruptly descending to the scaffold at Tower Hill. Mark Rylance plays Thomas Cromwell in the BBC adaptation The first two novels both won the Booker Prize Mantel said: “When I began work on my Thomas Cromwell books back in 2005, I had high hopes, but it took time to feel out the full scope of the material. Erm… grabbing lunch and saw this in Leicester Sq! That rose. That line. Oh my god is the new Hilary Mantel finally coming?!?!— Waterstones Piccadilly (@WaterstonesPicc) May 21, 2019 Hilary Mantel wins the Booker Prize in 2012 “This book has been the greatest challenge of my writing life, and the most rewarding; I hope and trust my readers will find it has been worth the wait.”Bill Hamilton, Mantel’s literary agent added: “It is hugely exciting to see Hilary’s masterwork, written over 14 years, brought to its triumphant conclusion. This is a great literary landmark.”Publishers described The Mirror and the Light as the “triumphant close” to the Wolf Hall trilogy, which has so far been praised by critics for its distinctive style and remarkable attention to historic detail. In 2013, Mantel told an audience at the Oxford Literature Festival that her third book would open with Cromwell at the scaffold after the execution of Anne Boleyn, beginning with the words: “Once the Queen has been five minutes dead he walks away.” The first two novels both won the Booker Prize read more

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7 intense feelings Irish people have about America

first_img‘MURICA!With today being 4 July, there’s no better time to reflect on the almost sibling-like relationship between Ireland and the USA.Here’s a breakdown of the complex feelings Irish people have about America, which straddles the line between love and…not-love.AdmirationYou’re from Texas/New York/California? *eyes get big* What’s it REALLY like over there? Source: GiphyI hear they have supermarkets that are so big you’d get LOST in them.JealousyAnyone who went to America on holidays came back with a rake of cool stuff, like Abercrombie hoodies (before its Dublin invasion), Guess handbags and the infamous US sweets. Where’s our cool stuff?AnnoyanceMostly directed at US tourists. Source: Sam Boal/Photocall IrelandWhy do they walk so slow on the busiest street in the country? Why are they wearing socks and sandals? Why are they taking pictures of everything?It’s just a pub, GOD. Source: GiphyAngerThe next American to regale us with a tale about their grandmother’s uncle’s dog that came over on the boat from Ireland back in the day is GETTING IT. Source: GurlCamaraderieBut isn’t it lovely that they value their Irish heritage, all the same? They LIKE us. Source: Photocall Ireland(We can never get our stories straight here.)Fear Good GOD *crosses self*Sure there’s all sorts of stuff going on over there. Murders and killings and what not.Standard response to any particularly shocking bit of US news: “Only in America. *shakes head*”AweFAMOUS AMERICAN PEOPLE. IN IRELAND. We’ll never get over the novelty. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesBarack Obama! He’s HERE and drinking Guinness and everything! Wow.Mass panic as UK branch of Nando’s runs out of chicken>Transformers star Jack Reynor answers the most important Irish questions>last_img read more

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1552 killed in road crashes in 4 months NCPSRR

first_imgroad accident_237At least 1,552 people were killed in road accidents across Bangladesh between January and April this year, reports UNB.As many as 1,495 accidents on various highways, national, inter-district and regional roads left 3,039 others injured, said the National Committee to Protect Shipping, Roads and Railways (NCPSRR), a non-government organisation, on Saturday.The victims included 195 women and 268 children.NCPSRR prepared the report based on 22 national dailies, 10 regional newspapers and eight online news portals and news agencies.According to the report, 411 people, including 53 women and 71 children, lost lives and 725 others injured in 383 accidents in January.Some 401 accidents occurred in February where 415 people were killed and 884 others injured. Among the deceased, 58 were women and 62 children.In March, 386 people, including 46 women and 82 children, were killed and 820 others injured in 384 road crashes.Some 327 accidents occurred in April killing 340 people and injuring 610 others. Among the deceased, 38 were women and 53 children.NCPSRR general secretary Ashis Kumar Dey told UNB that they identified 10 major reasons for an increase in road accidents.They include – racing tendency among drivers and reckless driving; contractual leasing of vehicles on daily basis; employing drivers without licenses; lack of awareness of pedestrians and small vehicle drivers, especially motorcyclists; overloading; and overtaking tendency of drivers violating traffic rules.Besides, driving without any break, plying of unfit vehicles, violation of traffic rules on long routes, increase of motorcycles and three-wheelers on roads and highways, and carrying passengers and goods in locally-made motorised vehicles also lead to accidents, he added.last_img read more

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Book Review Super Mario How Nintendo Conquered America

first_imgIf you look at the state of the video games industry today you will se a few key companies clamouring to keep up with the ever changing demands of gamers. One of those companies that not only keeps up, but predicts what will work next is Nintendo.Over the years it has set the pace in the video game space, managing to introduce and dominate the portable gaming arena, as well as raking in billions with the NES and SNES. More recently it went off on a strange tangent giving us the dual-screen DS and the motion-controlled Wii. Both products were risky, but both paid off and earned the Japanese company billions more.While on the face of it Nintendo looks to have had all the luck, the underlying story of its history in the U.S. is anything but lucky. Nintendo’s position in the video games industry today has made been through the clever decisions and designs of a handful of key people coupled with the company’s most lucrative and popular of game characters: Mario.Jeff Ryan has attempted to offer us a brief 304-page summary of Nintendo’s history in a Western market, and it’s a fascinating read. While much of the information may be known to those who have read other gaming history books, in Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America, it is all brought together and more detail added to give you a full timeline of events.Ryan shows us that from the start Nintendo was a company not averse to trying things a different way. When 2000 expensive Radar Scope arcade cabinets failed to sell, they weren’t dumped, instead a new game was painstakingly loaded on to them and sent out to arcades as something a little different. That game was Donkey Kong and the first project by an up-and-coming 29-year-old designer named Shigeru Miyamoto.Such a story sets the tone and takes us on a trip of King Kong lawsuits, a light gun concept created during a meeting about solar cells, how nobody wanted the NES in the U.S., and how Nintendo cleverly managed to achieve an 85% market share through its controlling nature and a magazine that mostly acted as one giant advertisement for Nintendo’s games and machines every month.You’ll also learn how Sega managed to go from an also-ran to a major competitor, how a real-time demo led to 20+ years of Mario voice acting for Charles Martinet, and the games Nintendo would rather forget featuring Mario and Zelda on non-Nintendo hardware platforms.If nothing else this book reinforces how the key people at Nintendo: Shigeru Miyamoto, Gunpei Yokoi, Hiroshi Yamauchi, Minou Arakawa, Koji Kondo, and Howard Lincoln made the company a success by bringing to the table design, music, hardware, business, and legal innovation. But at the same time, it’s the Mario games that are just as important, managing to sell systems as well as millions of copies themselves.If you have any interest in Nintendo, then this is certainly a book to add to your colelction. It’s certainly no Masters of Doom, but an interesting read and history lesson nonetheless. And following reading it I’ll guarantee your first desire will be to pick up a Mario game and start playing.(The copy of Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America used in this review was provided courtesy of Penguin)last_img read more

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IRL Scientist on Doctor Who Its So Easy to Get the Science

first_img HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster Most annoying thing is you could have made story work with realistic mistakes, without the HUGE level of incompetence #Karl4DWScienceFixer— Karl Byrne (@KJCByrne) May 28, 2017Last week’s “The Pyramid at the End of the World” (midway point in Steven Moffat’s three-part story arc) is especially guilty of throwing protocol out the window.The episode hinges on human error—or, even worse, scientist error: Erica broke her reading glasses and Douglas is in a hungover stupor, ensuring neither is in tip-top shape to work in a biochemical research lab today.“You look, and don’t take this the wrong way—you look awful,” Erica tells her Agrofuel Research Operations colleague, who admits to a night of debauchery.“There was drinking. There were breakages,” he says, before drowsily suggesting they move to “stage two” of their work.“Well, it would be rude not to,” Erica says brightly. “You OK mixing it? Broke my reading glasses.”No, Erica, he’s not OK doing anything in this state but drinking gallons of water and having a lie down.Douglas (Tony Gardner) does not follow laboratory protocol (via BBC)Instead, bleary-eyed Douglas goes ahead with the task, unsurprisingly misplacing a decimal point (11.89 becomes 118.9) to accidentally create a super-bacteria, which later (rightfully) turns him into a pile of mush.Co-written by showrunner Moffat and Peter Harness (“Kill the Moon,” “The Zygon Invasion,” “The Zygon Inversion”), the episode raises so many questions.Why are there only two people working with this volatile material? Shouldn’t someone double check the inputs before pressing enter? How did Douglas—who’s stupid enough to get drunk on a weeknight then grab a cupful of obviously toxic material secured only by his hand—land this job in the first place?I studied journalism in college, and even I know that’s not how biochemical research labs operate.“It’s so easy to get the science right,” Dr. Pam Cameron, director of Scottish outreach firm NovoScience, told Geek.Boasting more than two decades of practical science experience, the former biomedical scientist in an email highlighted at least half a dozen blunders in the season’s seventh episode.“Surely a microbe capable of ‘killing off root systems’ would be handled in a containment level three or four lab,” she wrote.The airlock doors (built into an existing lab on location at Swansea University), indicate negative pressure. “Yet those would not open directly into an office,” Cameron explained. “They would open into an [anteroom], where scientists would take off outer hazmat suits or shower completely and re-dress for containment level 4.”And that’s not even the half of it.Is the suit Erica (Rachel Denning) wears really necessary? (via BBC)“What was the point of the ‘space suits’?” she asked, highlighting the lab rats’ all-white ensembles, which contain no independent oxygen supply, and can be removed on a whim. “What’s the point of wearing this?”Frankly, there is none. Except, perhaps, for Moffat and Harness to create the illusion of what they envisage as a working laboratory—complete with an air filtration system that cycles toxins out of the air every 30 minutes.“Very good,” Cameron said, “but this would NOT be vented into the atmosphere.”Running one of the most popular shows on television is a tough task, and it’s nearly impossible to please everyone. But surely Moffat & Co. could have put a few more minutes of thought and preparation into this episode.“Why not create the bacterium as being capable of mind control, forcing one of the scientists to release it? That’s not inconceivable,” Cameron suggested. “A good sci-fi writer could have dreamed that up or [consult] with a scientist to see what was possible.“It would have been so easy to depict this correctly and it would have made for more interesting viewing than the quick rush to the end, narrowly preventing destruction of the Earth,” she wrote.Read our full recap of “The Pyramid at the End of the World,” and watch tonight’s installment, “The Lie of the Land” (9 p.m. Eastern on BBC America), to find out whether this was all just a poor simulation by the Monks, or if the BBC should hire a real scientist to review its Doctor Who scripts. Doctor Who does a lot of things well. But understanding the physical or material world through observation and experimentation is not one of them.For more than 50 years, the popular sci-fi show has put the emphasis on fiction rather than science—an oversight that often leaves viewers miffed. Stay on target Yep! Seriously annoyed by the lab set up in #DoctorWho – so much so that I couldn’t focus on the episode through the rage! @bbcdoctorwho— Dr Suze Kundu (@FunSizeSuze) May 28, 2017last_img read more

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Culture collision

first_imgAn amazing Hungarian night in the Indian capital, Delhi was jointly organized by the Embassy of Hungary and Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre (HICC), with sponsorship of Hungarian Tourism Board Plc on December 3 at the Embassy of Hungary to India, New Delhi.The theme was built with the view to present the culture, style, tradition in a youthful and friendly manner to the audience. In order to strengthen the bond and maintain, initiate new friendly and ethnic relations between the two countries, Szilveszter Bus, the Ambassador-Designate of Hungary taking up his role recently, addressed the audience saying, “We are open to new-fangled and contemporary ways of our relationship with India. Hungary is a picturesque country with warm-hearted and affectionate people. We welcome you all to our country to be part of our art and culture”. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The Ambassador greeted everyone at the entrance of his residence. Hungarian musicians, Péter Szucs (clarinet) and Péter Kiss (piano) welcomed the guests with a lively jazz music performance in the main hall of the residence. Wearing Romani Design outfit, Bus gave a presentation on Hungary as a tourist destination and also spoke about its rich culture. The Hungarian dancer, Brigitta Hegedus performed an Indian dance piece (Mohinyattam) on Lord Ganesha. The Indo-Hungarian fashion show featuring Romani Design (Hungarian collaborator) and Dieu and Or by Kunal S (Indian collaborator) followed the artist’s performance, Szilveszter Bus also walked the ramp with the fusion organizers. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThanking all the partners, contributors and guests in the end, the Ambassador invited everyone for dinner, comprising of two dozen Hungarian dishes with specifically selected fine Hungarian wines. The main aim of this programme was to have a common session, followed by a personal get-together with India and its people, Hungarians and other foreign nationals, present in India. At the end of the programme, all attendees were bestowed with a momentum of thanks, especially incorporated by the Embassy of Hungary.last_img read more

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Iceland has the Oldest Parliament in the World

first_imgThough the Republic of Iceland has only existed since 1944, its parliament dates back much further. Beginning in the 9th century, Norwegians were the first to settle the island, bringing with them other Scandinavians and slaves of Gaelic origins. In 930, the Althing, the Icelandic parliament, was founded at Thingvellir. Here, the island’s leaders would gather to deliver justice and legislation. Parliament House in Reykjavík. Photo by Zinneke CC BY-SA 3.0A yearly event, the gathering of the Althing was akin to a festival of sorts. All free men were welcome and would travel across the island, setting up camp for days. Along with politicians, tradesmen and their families would join the gathering.The prominent member of the Althing was the Lawspeaker who would preside over the events upon what else but the Law Rock, or Lögberg. Having no codified laws, the Lawspeaker would enumerate the current laws in effect to the gathered crowd.19th century rendering of the Law Rock in Þingvellir.The Althing also included the Lögrétta, the legislative branch. Alongside the Lawspeaker, 39 chieftains from across the island would adopt laws, review existing ones, and asses Medieval legal cases.In 965, the island of Iceland was divided into four and a court made up of 36 judges was created in each of the four sections. Later in the 11th century, they developed their version of a supreme court, the fimmtardómur.A map of Scandinavia and Britain from the 16th century, showing Iceland in green in the top leftIn 1262 things began to change. Under the terms of the Old Covenant, the island of Iceland came under the rule of Norway, whose king now held executive power over the Icelandic peoples, through shared legislative powers with the Lögrétta branch of the Althing.Any laws passed by the Lögrétta had to be approved by the king; however, this exchange worked in reverse: legislations decreed by the king had to be approved by the Althing. A rather democratic system for the age.IcelandThrough a series of royal intermarriages, the Norwegian and subsequently the Icelandic people came under the rule of the Danes at the end of the 14th century. This event greatly limited the powers of the Althing, forcing the Icelandic people to essentially forfeit their autonomy to the Danish monarchy.At this point, the Althing functioned merely as a simple court of law until 1800 when it was fully disbanded through a Danish decree. This didn’t last long, however, as the Althing was reestablished in 1845, though with limited, consultative powers.19th century rendering of the Law Rock in Þingvellir. Photo by Cicero85 CC BY 2.5Along with 6 members appointed by the Danish king, 20 members were elected in as many districts by public vote. Those eligible to vote were men of “sufficient means” of at least 25 years of age. It wasn’t quite universal male suffrage, but significant representation for the time.In 1874, the Althing was given more legislative powers, though still subject to royal vetoes, and was split into an upper and lower chamber. In 1903, Iceland was granted home rule by means of a parliamentary government.Broken glass lying by a chair inside Althingi, the Icelandic parliament. Photo taken on March 31, 1949, the day after rioting because a resolution was passed in order for Iceland to be a founding member of NATO.Steps towards autonomy progressed quickly over the next 25 years. The 1918 Act of Union declared Iceland as its own state which remained in union with Denmark. The Act was due to last 25 years, after which each party could choose to maintain the union or leave it.The Act of Union was reviewed earlier than planned due to World War II. German invasion of Denmark severed relations between the king and the Icelandic state, pushing the latter towards formal independence. The Althing, along with a representative of the Danish crown, voted to repeal the Act.German invasion of DenmarkAt an official session of the fully reinstated Althing in June 1944, the Republic of Iceland was officially established.Read another story from us: Iceland’s Witch Trials Took the Lives of 21 Men and Only 1 Woman – Here’s WhyThe Althing stands out from other parliamentary bodies as it was the first national legislative body, assembling leaders and lawmakers from all over the island. Its official seat is now in Reykjavík at the Althingshús, built in 1881 out of Icelandic stone, and it is comprised of 63 members elected by secret ballot.last_img read more

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first_imgJanuary 19, 2015 Register Now » 2 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globalcenter_img In November, we reported that Elon Musk had hatched a plan to deliver Internet access to underserved regions of the globe by launching hundreds of tiny satellites into space. However, as is his wont, it turns out Musk’s scheme is actually far more ambitious.The visionary entrepreneur will construct a second Internet in outer space — one that could theoretically connect the 1 million colonists he’s hoping to send to Mars by century’s end in order to fend off human extinction.The as-yet-unnamed venture would see hundreds of communication satellites orbiting 750 miles above the earth — which could take years to construct and cost around $10 billion, Musk told Bloomberg Businessweek.In addition to intergalactic connectivity, the network would also speed up the flow of data on our current Internet. The service “would, in theory, rival fiber optic cables on land while also making the Internet available to remote and poor regions that don’t have access,” according to the report.Related: Elon Musk to Build ‘Hyperloop’ Track, Likely in TexasOf course, Musk isn’t the only entrepreneur looking to build a space Internet. While rumors initially swirled that Musk was teaming up with former Google exec Greg Wyler to develop such satellites, it turns out the two might actually become competitors. Last week, Wyler’s OneWeb startup — whose mission is also to bring Internet access to people living in underserved areas — announced that Qualcomm and the Virgin Group had come onboard as investors.While Musk said that his satellites are more sophisticated than Wyler’s and that there should be two competing systems, OneWeb investor Richard Branson urged a more cooperative approach.“Greg has the rights, and there isn’t space for another network,” he told Businessweek. “Like, there physically is not enough space. If Elon wants to get into this area, the logical thing for him would be to tie up with us, and if I were a betting man, I would say the chances of us working together rather than separately would be much higher.”Related: 3 Business Takeaways from Elon Musk’s Reddit AMA Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.last_img read more

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Seized criminal vehicles turned into state police units

first_imgWhen police raided the 11 homes, they found and seized luxury vehicles, drugs, firearms, computer and telephone equipment, cash, and arrested 8 people, six men and two women. The attorney general explained that from that raid, they seized 27 luxury cars and seven motorcycles, as well as safes containing cash. They reported that the seized cars include a Lamborghini, Ferrari, BMW, Mercedes Benz, and McLaren and added that those arrested have been palced under the custody of the Federal Public Prosecutor for organized crime. Earlier this week, Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office announced the raid of 11 homes in the city of León. The homes were investigated after police recieved a tip that those inside were involved in electronic fraud. Photo: Gobernador Constitucional del Estado de Guanajuatocenter_img León, Guanajuato — After a criminal raid that led authorities to seize 27 luxury vehicles, the government of Guanajuato says it has transformed some into police cars. They also announced that 10 of the seized vehicles will be used as police cars. State governor Diego Sinhue Rodríguez Vallejo has reported that of the vehicles seized, six camaros, one corvette, one mustang and two cadillacs will be transformed to serve and protect the state of Guanajuato.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Beachcombing along the Caribbean drug trail in Nicaragua

first_imgEL BLUFF, Nicaragua – It’s Saturday morning, and the beach by this southeast Nicaraguan village is full of seaweed and plastic waste. The waves of the Caribbean Sea are choppy because the rainy season has just begun. Conditions are perfect for a day of beachcombing, says 62-year-old Javier Duncan.But he’s not talking about normal sea trash – he’s talking about drugs and cash.“When the coast guard or DEA catches a runner boat, the smugglers throw as much as possible in the sea,” Duncan told The Tico Times. “This can be drugs, but also barrels full of dollars on the way back south. Many people in this village have found things like that.”Duncan, walking with a machete, a worn backpack and his dog, isn’t the only one out on the beach today. We also meet three young men, who said they left at 4 a.m. to walk to the far end of the beach. They carry worn buoys and ship rope. This stuff they can sell or use, but it’s not the jackpot they had been hoping for.“When you encounter a full bag – 25 packages each containing a kilo of cocaine – this is worth more than $100,000,” Duncan says. “The problem is getting rid of the drugs. People are out looking for it – the narcos, the navy, other villagers.” Old boats in the bay at El Bluff, Nicaragua. Eline van Nes/The Tico TimesCocaine is derived from the coca plant, which is mainly grown in the South American countries of Peru, Bolivia and Colombia. In the jungle it is synthesized into cocaine, after which it is transported by boats, trucks and airplanes to consumers in the United States. One of the major routes is north through the Caribbean.According to InsightCrime, an organization that analyzes organized crime in Latin America, the drug routes have changed in recent years. Direct flights from Colombia to Honduras have been broken up into smaller routes, with airplanes leaving from Venezuela and then loading cargo onto other planes or boats along the coasts of Panama and Nicaragua.Cocaine trafficking – and the violence associated with it – takes its toll along the way. Although the murder rate along the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua is not as high as in countries such as El Salvador and Honduras, it has reached an average of between 40-44 murders per 100,000 residents in the Southern Atlantic Autonomous Region and the Northern Atlantic Autonomous Region in 2012 – almost three times as high as the rest of the country, according to the U.S. State Department. Resident Elvis Scott earns a living in El Bluff, Nicaragua, by catching lobsters. Eline van Nes/The Tico TimesBarrels of $20 billsThe first bar one encounters when walking the beach is run by a man who also is named Javier. He stays in the bar day and night, sleeping behind the counter. Sometimes he wakes up when his dogs start to bark, and he hears voices of navy officers patrolling for drugs or money that traffickers toss from their boats. Hours later they return, and when they do, residents in the entire the town set out to comb the beach.“This is bad money,” Javier, the bartender, says. “I wouldn’t want to touch it. If you don’t get killed, you’ll have difficulty spending it. When you buy yourself a big house or a new car, the police will ask where you got the money. It happened before that people were jailed that way. Most villagers here are unemployed, fishermen, or stone collectors, so big money is always fishy. In the end many people just waste the money away drinking in the bar.”In the center of Bluefields, an eight-minute taxi boat ride back to the mainland from El Bluff, a money changer explains how he has handled drug dollars: The barrels in which cash is transported always contain $20 bills, but because beachcombers can’t exchange it at the bank without having to explain the source, the money changers offer assistance.“I’ve had people coming with hundreds of thousands of dollars. They don’t care about the rate; they want to get rid of the money as quickly as possible and have safe Nicaraguan córdobas,” the money changer, who didn’t wish to give his name, told us. Javier Duncan, 62, takes a rest on the beach at El Bluff, Nicaragua, 370 km east of Managua. Eline van Nes/The Tico TimesCurrency handlers can legally move money to the bank, bit by bit or with the help of other money changers in the family, he said. When there is too much, he or one of his relatives travels to the United States to launder them there. These are dangerous trips, especially if others discover the traveler is strapped with cash.He tells us of one drug bust he witnessed. He was in a boat in rough seas, when traffickers are harder to spot by law enforcement. He saw the traffickers’ boat, and then the airplane chasing it down. He saw barrels pitched into the water, after which the boat entered a river to hide in the mangroves.For residents like Javier Duncan, finding that kind of money makes it worth walking down the beach.“There is just no work here,” he says, waking up to another early morning. “Collecting stones or sand is physical work that pays about $10 a day. I’m too old for that. I don’t know what will happen if I find something – maybe I’ll make the same stupid mistakes as others. But one thing is certain: I could really use the money.” Facebook Comments Related posts:US seizes $12 million of drugs in Caribbean Global drug policy isn’t working. These 100-plus organizations want that to change. Alleged Mexican drug lord pleads not guilty in US court Sinaloa drug cartel lives on despite ‘CEO’ El Chapo’s capturelast_img read more

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first_imgClick the brochure cover to preview.Scenic has released its 2019 Canada, Alaska and USA brochure featuring luxury itineraries to Americas East Coast and the Deep South, as well as old favourites including the Canadian Rockies and Alaskan cruise.Group General Manager, Sales and Marketing Australia/Asia, Anthony Laver, said this year’s program offers unique itineraries and a level of luxury that is unmatched in the market.“Canada has always been a popular destination for Australians, and this year Scenic has “upped the ante” with its luxury approach and inclusions. We are also the only luxury group tour operator with itineraries down the USA East Coast into the historic Deep South”.The 2019 program includes:Exclusive access to the full range of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts throughout Canada, from the Fairmont Express in Victoria to Fairmont Chateau Whistler;Complimentary drinks packages during all cruises on Holland America Line and Princess Cruises. (While there have always been drinks packages on the cruise lines, Scenic has negotiated improved packages for 2019 season);Unique East Coast USA tours including the 11 Day Southern Belles starting from $8,695 per person – which takes in the charm of Americas Deep South from Gracelands in Memphis to the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans.To mark the release of the new program Scenic is offering a range of special Earlybird offers. Available until 29 September 2018, the deals include:Fly from only $595 per person – when booking selected tours to CanadaFly from only $795 per person – when booking the Eastern Explorer, Cruise & New York; or Ultimate Canadian Rockies Alaska and Artic CircleTravellers can also save up to $800 per person on Scenic’s Southern Belles & Caribbean Cruise and The Best of America’s National Parks itineraries and up to $500 per person* on the Historic Trails of the East land journey.Book now and pay in full by 29 September to secure an additional discount of $600 per couple for all tours of 19 days or longer or discount of $300 per couple for tours of nine to 18 days.View the 2019 Canada, Alaska and USA brochure online here.last_img read more

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The permits, ladies and gentlemen, He urged the federal government to have a dialoguewith members of the dreaded Islamist group, Read next: The Science of Why Your Kids Cant Resist ‘Frozen’ Contact us at editors@time. to about her campaign and the state of the presidential race To read more about their interview see the cover story for the Feb 18 issue of TIME The following is an edited and condensed transcript of their conversation KLEIN: I was watching you in Iowa last week and you were working so hard and by the way really well And then I saw what happened last night and it occurred to me that it’s never easy for you in politics SECRETARY HILLARY CLINTON: You know what I think that it’s always hard but there are a lot of issues and maybe even some obstacles that I’ve got to get over in order to make my case and have people listen I felt really good as we were moving through those last couple of weeks before the caucus because it’s a very strange election Joe You’ve been covering them for a long time This has a lot of psychodynamics as well as economic pressures and there’s just an incredible sense of frustration on all sides of the electorate and for me I could feel my campaign moving forward picking up support and I had to do every single bit of it to win KLEIN: You mentioned issues and obstacles What obstacles CLINTON: Well I think that there are lots of punditry and analysis about what is really driving voter interest voter turnout in this election And the grand statement the insult the scapegoating the anger all of that has constituencies and I’m somebody who likes to make progress get things done get real results in people’s lives Read more: Heres Hillary Clintons Advice to Her Younger Self It is the classic Mario Cuomo distinction between campaigning in poetry governing in prose KLEIN: I was there when he said it CLINTON: You were there I remember you were And I don’t want to overpromise I want people we have to knit this democracy back together I feel that democracy right now in the world writ large is a fragile organism and leaders both government leaders political leaders economic leaders have to understand that we’ve got … to do and we sure don’t need to overpromise or scapegoat or look for each solutions at the cost of engaging voters in a really thoughtful discussion about how we’re going to get problems solved how we’re going to move forward and that’s what I’m going to keep hitting on KLEIN: I love the ad of you and your lifetime support for children’s issues and seeing you with those pictures going all the way back If you were to talk to that young woman in that photograph about what you know now and what the difference is what would you say to her CLINTON: I’d say don’t ever lose your idealism Stay true to your values about what you think needs to happen in our country to give more people particularly kids the chance to live up to their God-given potential Keep working toward that but also don’t just hang on to the idealism at the expense of actually producing results that will improve people’s lives. The government funding councils that ran the massive review evaluated individual research departments. read more

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she based the “tender,” O’Malley’s campaign is not alone in opposing the six-debate limit. Vote here: Who Should Be TIMEs Person of the Year for 2016? @chinedu “In politics. No permanent friendsNo permanent enemy… Hope is for good of Nigerians @christio ” A step in the right direction let hope to would reach an accord to flush out these hopeless administration We need total overhaul And starting last month a New York library branch began experimenting with new offerings: neckties bow ties handbags and briefcases intended for people with limited resources who are heading for job interviews auditions or any other event for which they need to dress up"They can use it for a school performance or prom if they want a tie" said young adult librarian Michelle Lee who came up with the idea for the Riverside branch of the New York Public Library "It doesn’t matter what size you are – anybody could use them"The concept came to her in 2016 when Lee was teaching a free class at the library about job seeking and résumé making She told the high school students in attendance: "You want to look professional You shouldn’t be bringing a backpack to a job interview"Their reaction surprised her"For a lot of them it was eye-opening because they never thought about it" Lee said "One of the students said he didn’t have anything like that The other kids were like ‘I don’t have nice things’"She realized the students needed more than a résumé class"It got me thinking if the library could help" she saidShe felt that she already had the teens’ attention because many of them use the library as a hangout spot after school often doing homework on computers borrowing laptops or reading comic books It’s also a gathering spot for younger children and their caretakers after school – Lee estimates there are about 200 young people at the branch on any given day"There’s not a lot of places in the city where kids can gather in a free spot indoors and just be" Lee saidSo she drafted a proposal for the ties and handbags and submitted it to the library’s Innovation Project a program that allows library staffers to suggest ideas and solutions to problems they come across with a budget of about $3000 or less each After a submission period the staff voted Lee’s project a winnerWith funding from the Charles H Revson Foundation which sponsors the Innovation Project Lee bought 12 handbags and briefcases new from Amazon priced from $40 to $120 The ties and pocket squares were donated – including by an employee at Bloomingdale’s In August she placed barcodes on them folded and displayed them nicely and plans to start advertising at local high schools and colleges now that school has begunLee said she thinks the lending program will be useful because many teens – and adults – use the library to work on résumés or apply for jobs The library already refers patrons who need business attire to organizations that lend clothes She figured that allowing people to check out ties and bags would fill a need"A lot of them will ask for envelopes or folders to carry into the interview" Lee said "We didn’t really have them But now we have something nicer they can check out"Library patrons with less than $15 in fines are eligible to borrow the ties and bags for a three-week span If they’re late returning an item a daily fine of 25 cents applies until the fine hits $12 After that the item is considered lost and the borrower has to replace itBut at that point it’s really the honor system"It would be on their record" Lee said "It’s not like we’re going to chase after them"So far they’ve had a few customersPanarat Imcharoen 45 a native of Thailand came into the Riverside branch in late August to take an English class One afternoon she noticed a large black Kenneth Cole handbag and checked it out for her sister Nongyao Imcharoen 50 who is looking for a job and wants to move to New York"I was surprised; I didn’t know before you can borrow men’s and women’s bags" Panarat said "That’s a good idea if someone needs it"Her sister who lives in Florida has come to New York looking for work as a hostess but she hasn’t had any luck She said her sister was frustrated with all the things she had to carry as she crisscrossed the city looking for work – comfortable shoes a change purse pens and job applications She didn’t have money to purchase a larger handbagSo Panarat was excited to give her sister a beautiful new large purse that could fit all her stuff even the shoes At least for a few weeks"You can put a lot of stuff in there" Panarat said "She was using a not professional purse This one looks nice"–This article was written by Allison Klein a reporter for The Washington Post before she can appreciate the first husband. John Dowd told Reuters that Mueller mentioned the possibility of a subpoena in the early March meeting. “Indian students contribute immensely. read more

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though obviously it cannot be known whether the card was itself written by the murderer." "Then when she told me about its history and how it was police evidence and I realised it was real. saying it remains a work in progress. “The 2015 election is just by the corner. It would have been okay by me if they did just that, All the lists (of candidates) will also be released, then you are going to write about this,"Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. 3 percent of the long-tailed macaques used in the shows carried tuberculosis. "We found some space in the first half but struggled a bit in the second.

after closest approach. You don’t want to upgrade your phone every year anyhow. and what looks like the beginnings of people not reporting crime, Yet. read more

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