first_imgAntique store owners in lower Manhattan, ticket vendors at India’s Taj Mahal and Brazilian business executives heading to China all have one thing in common these days: They don’t want U.S. dollars.Hit by a free fall with no end in sight, the once mighty U.S. dollar is no longer just crashing on currency markets and making life more expensive for American tourists and business people abroad; its clout is evaporating worldwide as foreign businesses and individuals turn to other currencies.Experts say the bleak U.S. economic forecast means it will take years for the greenback to recover its value and prestige.Negative dollar sentiment is growing in nations where the dollar was historically accepted as equal or better than local currency – and dollar aversion is even extending to some quarters in the United States.At the Taj Mahal, dollars were always legal tender, alongside rupees, for entry into the palace. But because of the falling value of the dollar, the government implemented a rupees-only policy in January. Indian merchants catering to tourists have also turned bearish on the dollar.“Gone are the days when we used to run after dollars, holding onto them for rainy days,” said Vijay Narain, a tour operator in Agra. “Now we prefer the euro. It gives us more riches.” In Bolivia, billboards feature George Washington’s image on a dollar bill alongside a bright pink 500 euro note, encouraging savers to turn to the euro to tuck away money earned abroad or sent home in remittances.“If the dollar’s going down … save it in Euros!!!” say the signs popping up around La Paz for Bolivia’s Banco Bisa.And in neighboring Brazil, the Confidence Cambio money-changing service was the first to start offering yuan so travelers to China no longer have to change the money into dollars first. The service is already a hit because Brazil does big business with China, and lots of Brazilians are heading to the Olympics this summer.“Now we tell people not to take dollars when they go abroad, it’s better to change it directly to the local currency,” said Fabio Agostinho, one of the firm’s managing partners. “If people leave here with dollars and go abroad, they lose when they exchange them. It’s the same thing whether they’re heading to China, Europe or even Argentina.”In Manhattan’s Bowery district, Billy LeRoy, the owner of Billy’s Antiques & Props, prefers payment in euros so he can stockpile the currency for his annual antique buying trip to Paris.“Whip out dollars at the French flea market now, and they’ll shoo you away,” he said at his store near apartment buildings where Europeans are snapping up units because they’ve become dirt cheap. “Before it was like the second coming of Christ, but now they don’t want it or if they do take dollars, they’re going to take their pound of flesh.”The dollar has steadily eroded in value against the euro and other currencies since 2002 as U.S. budget and trade deficits ballooned, but fears of an American recession and credit crisis have sent the dollar to stunning lows amid predictions the slump will continue for a long time.The euro traded for a record $1.5625 while the dollar dropped below 100 Japanese yen for the first time since November 1995. It traded as low as 99.75 yen before recovering some ground to 101.68 yen. The dollar also recently hit a 10-year low against the Chilean peso, and fell to its lowest level against Brazil’s real since the nation floated its currency in 1999.While low dollar cycles have come and gone for decades, experts caution that it’s now much more difficult to predict when this one will end because the euro didn’t exist as competition for the dollar before.During previous U.S. economic downturns, big foreign funds typically snapped up U.S. treasuries, helping to shore up the dollar to a certain degree. But the euro and currencies from other nations are now seen as legitimate options, and interest rates are higher outside the United States – meaning the funds can get better returns on investments elsewhere.“You have the U.S. still holding this trade deficit, but now you have the possibility of a U.S. led recession, and you have a weakening currency. So it’s a very dark outlook for the dollar,” said Gareth Sylvester, senior currency strategist with the British firm HIFX Inc., which executed $40 billion in currency trades last year.Nations that were once seen as incredibly risky for investments -such as Brazil – are now seen as good long-term bets. And countries such as China and Russia, with burgeoning coffers of money to invest abroad, are thought to be shifting some of their reserves or diversifying fresh income to destinations and currencies outside the United States.It used to be important for most countries “to accumulate dollars as a precautionary element against rainy days, but the accumulation of reserves has become so large in most emerging market countries that the balance is way beyond what’s needed for precautionary reasons,” said Eliot Kalter, a fellow at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a former International Monetary Fund official.While most experts believe the dollar will eventually regain strength, no one is willing to predict when that will happen.“I think the factors that are affecting the weakness of the dollar will be reversed, but no time soon,” Kalter said. The problem right now, is that “people just don’t want to be holding U.S dollars and U.S.-based equities,” Sylvester added. “If you are an investor with a million dollars to invest, you look for the highest yield – you’re looking at South Africa, Australia, New Zealand.”And it’s not only the big time investors that are looking for other options.In Peru, where savings in U.S. dollars were long a popular hedge against inflation, many citizens are closing dollar accounts in favor of Peruvian soles.At the same time, businesses like supermarkets, movie theaters and cable TV companies that used to accept dollars are now demanding soles.Edwin Figueroa, a 29-year-old systems engineer, switched his checking account from dollars to soles seven months ago as the dollar’s decline started worrying him. He doesn’t think he’ll be going back anytime soon.The Peruvian sol “is stable now,” he said. “And maybe in a year, the dollar will even go lower.”  Related Itemslast_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 26 (PTI) With India getting only two medals in the Rio Olympics, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced the decision to set up a Task Force to prepare a comprehensive action plan for effective participation in the next three Olympics.According to the announcement made by Modi at the meeting of Council of Ministers here, the Task Force comprising experts will be set up over the next few days.”The Task Force will be set up to prepare a comprehensive action plan for effective participation of Indian sports persons in the next three Olympic games 2020, 2024 and 2028,” a PMO statement said.”The Task Force will prepare overall strategy for sports facility, training, selection procedure and other related matters,” it said.It said the Task Force will comprise members who are in house experts as well as those from outside.The next Olympic Games will be held in Tokyo in 2020. The decision to set up the Task Force comes against the backdrop of Indias dismal performance in Rio Olympics as the country won only one Silver and one Bronze even after sending its biggest contingent of 118 athletes.India finished 67th in the medal tally. PTI KHS AKK AKKlast_img read more

first_imgADLINK Technology announces that it is collaborating with Intel to refresh its carrier-grade network appliances CSA-7210/7400 and AI training platform ALPS-4800 with the new 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors. The development represents ADLINK’s active involvement in delivering Intel® Select Solution for Network Function Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI). The refreshed products are expected to be available in Q4 of 2019.With improved Intel Turbo Boost technology 2.0 frequencies of up to 4.4 GHz and significantly enhanced memory support for Intel Optane DC persistent memory and increased DDR4 frequencies, Intel’s 2nd Gen Xeon Scalable processors not only provide an advanced compute core designed to excel wherever enormous performance for rapid data analysis is needed, but also enable a broad range of AI and machine learning applications with Intel Deep Learning Boost that adds new Vector Neural Network Instruction (VNNI). Intel Speed Select Technology, another important new feature, provides an ideal solution for dynamic service delivery based on workload needs. In addition, the new Intel Xeon Scalable processors deliver hardware-enhanced security to enable more effective data protection, greater workload integrity and suppression of malicious exploits with reduced performance overhead.ADLINK’s CSA-7210/7400 (2U/4U) are next-generation, high performance, carrier grade Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) network security platforms built on the ADLINK Open Compute Carrier-grade Edge Reference Architecture (OCCERA), integrating network interfaces, switches, and overall computing capacity. The CSA-7210/7400’s flexibility and configurability enable cross-business product deployment and easy integration to other high-end network security markets, such as next-generation firewalls, telecommunications, and Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC). Featuring high throughput capacity and I/O density, parallel computing and computing density, carrier-grade high availability, and support for standardized API management, the application-ready CSA-7210/7400 meet the stringent requirements of network security systems, and enhance solution integrators’ competitive positions by allowing them to focus their development efforts on differentiating end applications. The CSA-7210/7400 have been deployed globally by leading system integrators in a variety of high-profile use cases such as IDS/IPS network security solutions and SD-WAN enterprise network service platforms.ADLINK’s ALPS-4800 is the company’s latest AI training platform, validated with up to 8 GPU accelerators in a 4U server design. More than just a hardware server system, the ALPS-4800 is an optimized, workload-conscious acceleration system for Machine Learning (ML), Deep Learning (DL) and High Performance Computing (HPC) applications for smart factory, smart city, mobile robotics, defense, medical, and digital security and surveillance (DSS). Integrating a server node powered by dual Intel Xeon Scalable processors and PCIe expansion box with PCIe switching, the ALPS-4800 platform is highly configurable and scalable to support the combination of GPUs required to meet the needs of a variety of applications, support different workloads and demands, multiple topologies and bandwidths between GPUs and CPUs by making only simple cable routing adjustments. Moreover, InfiniBand support allows the platform to be easily scaled up to multiple GPU clusters.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Flash memoryNext Syslogic: rugged computers and HMI systems for construction machinerylast_img read more

first_imgLiverpool Liverpool robbed by referee with shocking Sadio Mane red card Melissa Reddy Liverpool FC Correspondent Last updated 2 years ago 21:23 9/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(29) Sadio Mane Mohamed Salah Manchester City Liverpool Getty Liverpool Premier League Manchester City v Liverpool Manchester City Opinion Jon Moss’ decision to send the 25-year-old off before half-time has been widely debated, but killed Jurgen Klopp’s side off in the encounter   COMMENT So then, the Premier League’s most exhilarating fixture produced its most “rubbish decision” of the campaign thus far – to borrow Gary Lineker’s words. Sadio Mane, the division’s Player of the Month for August and Liverpool’s luminary at the Etihad in Saturday’s early kick off, lasted only 37 minutes before being shown a red card.As Joel Matip’s long ball over the top fell between the Senegal international and Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson, both rushed towards it fancying they’d reach it first.Sadio Mane Ederson Manchester City Liverpool Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing The bounce initially looked to favour the pacy attacker, but as they collided, the 25-year-old’s foot was high and made contact with the shot-stopper’s jaw.As referee Jon Moss darted towards the scene, the voice of one journalist from the Manchester patch filled the press box with ‘he’s surely not going to send him off for that?.’He did. Mane protested that he was challenging for a ball that was there to be won, Roberto Firmino laughed as he struggled to understand the call, and Jurgen Klopp was first perplexed before flying into fury on the touchline. Ederson, meanwhile, had been hurt and was stretchered off to have further medical checks for any potential fractures.City Liverpool Mane redThe Brazilian had been brave and proactive in trying to thwart danger and, thankfully, he had rejoined the bench before the final whistle to indicate there is no major damage.Just as he was looking to do what was in the best interests of his team, so too was Mane.“His eyes are on the ball,” Gary Neville explained on Sky Sports when detailing the situation. “The rewards are so big if he wins that challenge. The ball’s there for him to win.”It’s a 50-50 really and Ederson just gets there first. Sometimes a stadium can tell you if it’s a bad challenge and there wasn’t great reaction from anybody.Ederson Manchester City Liverpool“It wasn’t one of those where you think the goalkeeper is the favourite. He does well to get out, and Mane’s foot is high. “The reason Ederson is injured is because his back three have ridiculously tried to play the offside.”He didn’t need to give a red card. He could have given a yellow. I think he’s got it wrong.”Mane’s action was deemed serious foul play as his boot was high, at speed. But Ederson was reckless too, blazing forward with his head low.Contact became inevitable and they had both acted “with disregard to the danger to, or consequences for, an opponent,” which should lead to a caution.The challenge, though, was deemed “excessive force” but that doesn’t seem an accurate reading of the scenario as a whole.Jurgen Klopp, Manchester City v Liverpool, Sept. 17Neville’s colleague Jamie Carragher disagreed, however, saying: “It’s a red card. I didn’t actually think it was, I’ve needed a lot of replays. It’s that, the boot into the face. Initially I thought it was a coming together, his thigh into his chest and I thought ‘no’, it’s a 50-50 ball, he’s got there.“The argument used is ‘he had his eyes on the ball’. It doesn’t matter. He’s still endangering an opponent. You can have your eyes on the ball and elbow someone, go over the top of the ball and break someone’s leg.“Mane hasn’t tried to do him. It’s the quickness off the line that we’ve seen from this goalkeeper that’s got Mane sent off. If you don’t get there and you have your boot that high and you clash with the goalkeeper’s head… it took a few angles and I needed convincing but Moss has got that right.”Gabriel Jesus Manchester City 2017Everything that happened afterwards, with City utterly dominant in a 5-0 win having being an Aguero goal to the good when the red was shown, feels inconsequential.Mane’s directness and trickery had been problematic for Pep Guardiola’s side, while Mohamed Salah had the measure of Nicolas Otamendi on the other flank.Liverpool should have never capitulated in the manner they did, but facing City’s cannonry for more than a half with 10 men is torture – especially for a side not geared to be primarily obstructive. “At 11 v 11, the game was equal,” Guardiola admitted. “I can’t think a player like Mane wanted to go hard on the face of the goalkeeper. He followed the ball. Mane didn’t see Ederson, he was looking at the ball, but the impact was huge. I don’t know if it was a red card or not.”Klopp added: “The decisive decision in the whole game was the red card. I don’t think it was a red card, it’s unlucky, an accident.”When City and Liverpool – the most aggressive attacking sides in England meet, the topic of discussion shouldn’t be a refereeing decision. As per Neville, “I’m sorry John Moss, you’ve ruined the game there.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

← Previous Story Chekhovskie Medvedi still unbeatable in Russia – “Bears” win Super Cup 2018! Next Story → TOP 5 ARTICLES IN AUGUST 2018: TOP 100 transfers, Broch goodbye, Puljezevic heart-attack, Zeitzi… Another Serbian NT player from generation which won silver medal at Men’s EHF EURO 2012 get back to domestic clubs. After Momir Rnic, also Rajko Prodanovic decided to try again at home after 10 years abroad.The 32-years old right wing signed two years contract with RK Vojvodin Novi Sad, the sixth time in a row Serbian champions.Prodanovic had an impressive CV with start at RK Jugovic Kac, but also playing at Spanish Antequera, Telekom Veszprem, Pick Szeged, Rhein Neckar Lowen, RK Vardar Skopje and Meshkov Brest.The Serbian champions withdrew from EHF Champions League once again, so they will play at Men’s EHF Cup – Round 2. Rajko ProdanovicRK Vojvodina Novi Sad read more

first_imgIT WAS A year that brought twerking, doge, and lots of sun.Superstitious sorts might have expected the worst from 2013, but it had a tidy amount of new things to tantalise, shock and surprise us with.From memes to political scandals, 2013 was a year with many sides to it.What it was like to feel the heat of the sun on our face… for more than two weeks in a rowPic: Mark Stedman/Photocall IrelandSunshine. Glorious, glorious sunshine. It felt like it would never end, and then it did.Pic: TheJournal.ieThat it would be our last year with Seamus HeaneyPic: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall IrelandHe will be missed.Who Wendy Davis was (and what a filibuster was)The US Senator stood and spoke for 13 hours straight to stop an anti-abortion law being passed.What the Anglotapes containedPic: Niall Carson/PA WireThe tapes, unveiled by the Irish Independent, captured conversations between senior bankers at Anglo Irish Bank. One saw former CEO David Drumm describing the Central Bank and the Financial Regulator as “a fucking shower of clowns”.What a selfie wasAlright, we sort of knew already, but we didn’t anticipate how much of a ‘thing’ the selfie would become. That Tayto Chocolate would existMmm, chocolatecheesy.What a Harlem Shake wasA brief but intense meme.How Miley Cyrus would introduce twerking to the general publicWe thought she was a typical Disney child star. We were wrong.That money going to charity isn’t always going to charityDirector at CRC, David Martin (left) Chairman of the CRC James Nugent (centre behind) and former CEO Paul Kiely (right). Pic: Laura Hutton/Photocall IrelandThe top-ups scandal affected charity donations – and it’s no surprise as this scandal took the country by surprise. It resulted in the resignation of the entire board of the Central Remedial ClinicWhat Lapgate wasAs the Dáil took a break during debating the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill, a male TD grabbed a female TD onto his lap. Lapgate caused ripples of shock around the country, raising questions about drinking and sexism in the Dáil.That Lucinda Creighton would leave Fine GaelPic: Niall Carson/PA WireAfter voting against the government on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013, she lost the party whip and was asked to leave.How beautiful Earth could look from the ISS, thanks to Commander HadfieldWhat a gent.What a doge wasMuch confusion. Such meme. Wow! Doge was one of the memes of the year.Read: 8 things we’ll be thrilled to leave behind in 2013>last_img read more

first_img Short URL Saturday 4 Mar 2017, 12:30 PM Luscious starter of broccoli gratin with anchovy-infused cream: Grow it yourself Rich anchovy-infused cream is a lovely foil to the fresh greenness of the broccoli, writes Michael Kelly. Source: Shutterstock/teleginataniaHere’s a recipe from fellow PSB fan Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall. Rich, delicately anchovy-infused cream is a lovely foil to the fresh greenness of the broccoli.This is a luscious starter, but you could make a supper of it if you serve with some good bread and butter. Serves two.Ingredients IF THE FACT that we’ve put February behind us wasn’t reason enough to be cheerful, along comes March and purple sprouting broccoli time.I love this vegetable, not least because it provides some wonderful greens for the kitchen at a time when we’re just about tiring of the root crops like carrots and parsnips, and other veg like beetroot and celeriac have disappeared altogether.Purple sprouting broccoliLet’s get on first name terms and call it PSB. It is an amazing vegetable to eat, but it’s also somewhat of a veg-growing oddity. It bucks the “sow in spring, harvest in autumn” convention and instead spends almost a full year in the ground, surviving all but the toughest of winters and becoming “sow in summer, harvest in spring”.This makes it supremely useful for the home-grower because it means it’s providing food in the difficult hungry gap months of March and April. This early arrival brings it in ahead of pretty much everything else in the veg patch. It will be May before early peas, potatoes and even salad greens make much of an appearance.Unlike regular broccoli (properly known as calabrese), which puts all its efforts into producing one big, densely-packed and dare I say tasteless, central head, PSB is an altogether more gradual and delicate affair.The part we eat are actually the flowering shoots, and happily, the more we harvest the more it produces. Let’s just say that we will be eating lots of it in the next two months. That will also be a great tonic for our sluggish post-winter bodies.From a taste perspective, the home-grower has all the advantages when it comes to PSB. Like most vegetables, PSB is at its best when eaten almost immediately after picking and before the sugars turn to less palatable starch.Cooked immediately after harvesting, its flavour is absolutely exquisite and it needs just a few minutes of gentle steaming or boiling. Generally speaking we will have it as a side veg, but we will also put it centre stage with the gratin recipe below, or indeed as a starter, dipping the shoots in to a tangy dressing (tahini is a great base for a PSB dressing, as are anchovies).If you are buying PSB, seek out local and recently-picked. Try a local farmer’s market or good quality supermarket. Don’t bother with the cellophane-wrapped “fresh”-from-Kenya alternative. The flavour will disappoint.The Basics – Growing PSBSow in early to mid summer in module trays (one seed per module). 3 or 4 plants should be enough for most households. Plant out as part of your brassica rotation about 6 weeks after sowing when the seedlings are hardy, allowing at least 60cm between plants.Though it’s relatively easy to grow, it is vulnerable to all the normal pests that enjoy all brassicas. Netting or fleece over the plant will keep butterflies from laying their eggs on the plants (which will turn to leaf-munching caterpillars).Pigeons also like to eat the leaves. Earthing up in the winter will help keep the plants from toppling over.Harvesting PSB is about snapping off the shoots before they flower when about 10cm long. Keep picking to encourage a longer season.This Month at GROW HQThis month at GROW HQ there are courses on growing spuds, fermented and cultured drinks, knife skills, beekeeping, an introduction to soil life, making homemade sausages and much more.We’ve also got our regular yoga and mindfulness classes, our Friday Feast and the return of our Mindful Lunch. Tickets from €10 at Peas a ChanceThis week we launched our Give Peas a Chance campaign with our friends in Cully & Sully and this year’s campaign has a new twist. We are looking for secondary schools to take part in a competition to find Ireland’s next food entrepreneur superstars.Teachers can register for free and we will be sending out kits with everything they need to grow their own peas in their school over the coming weeks.We will set pea-sized challenges each week and at the end we will be looking for shortlisted teams to pitch their recipe, design and brand for a new homegrown and homemade soup.There are prizes worth €5,000 up for grabs, including a €3,000 garden for the school, and prizes for the teachers and students. To register head along to of the Week – PSB Gratin 200g purple sprouting broccoli1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra to finish1 clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped2 anchovy fillets200ml double creamSalt and freshly ground black pepper20g breadcrumbsDirectionsSteam the broccoli over boiling water for around five minutes, until tender to the point of a sharp knife. Alternatively, cook it in boiling water until tender – three to four minutes – and drain well.Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the garlic and anchovy, and cook gently for a few minutes, crushing the anchovies down into the oil.Add the cream, let it bubble for two to three minutes until thickened and reduced by about a third, then add black pepper to taste, and salt if needed.Put the broccoli into a shallow gratin dish or ovenproof pan, pour over the cream mix, add a trickle of oil and scatter breadcrumbs on top.Grill for a few minutes until golden and bubbling, and serve at once.Michael Kelly is founder of GIY and GROW HQ. Click here for more GIY tips and recipes. Mar 4th 2017, 12:30 PM Michael Kelly Share Tweet Email5 Grower Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 118 Views 7 Comments By Michael Kellylast_img read more

first_imgMaîtriser la démographie, un enjeu majeurDes scientifiques britanniques ont publié un rapport qui tire la sonnette d’alarme. Si la démographie mondiale n’est pas mieux maîtrisée, la situation mondiale risque encore d’empirer.Pour les scientifiques de la Royal Society, démographie et environnement ne peuvent pas être rangés séparément. Une étude menée par Sir John Sulston, de l’Université de Manchester, tire d’ailleurs la sonnette d’alarme. Si la croissance démographique se poursuit sur la tendance actuelle, avec 8 à 11 milliards d’individus en 2050 contre 7 milliards en ce moment, la planète risque d’en pâtir de façon dramatique. Selon ce même rapport, la pauvreté absolue, qui aujourd’hui concerne 1,3 milliard de personnes vivant avec moins de un euro par jour, pourrait également grimper en flèche si rien n’est fait.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Pour Sir John Sulston, l’équation est claire. “Nous pouvons choisir de rééquilibrer l’utilisation des ressources selon un schéma de consommation plus égalitaire, recadrer nos valeurs économiques pour refléter vraiment ce que notre consommation signifie pour notre planète, et aider les individus dans le monde entier à faire des choix de reproduction informés et libres. Ou bien nous pouvons choisir de ne rien faire et nous laisser entraîner dans un tourbillon de maux économiques, socio-politiques et environnementaux, conduisant à un avenir plus inéquitable et inhospitalier”, explique-t-il ainsi dans des propos relayés par 20 Minutes.Car comme il le rappelle, “la capacité de la Terre à répondre aux besoins des hommes est limitée”. Pour lutter contre cela, la Royal Society préconise plusieurs solutions : réduire l’extrême pauvreté, mettre en place des programmes volontaires de planning familial dans les pays pauvres, réduire la consommation de biens matériels dans les pays les plus développés et les pays émergents -réduction des déchets, investissements dans les ressources renouvelables… Elle invite pour cela les gouvernements à se pencher au plus vite sur le problème, notamment lors de la conférence des Nations-Unies Rio+20 sur le développement durable, en juin prochain. Le 27 avril 2012 à 11:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_img“She told me the seasons were changing. The sun was shining but it was not hot. I could feel a sense of irritability in the air. Breezy, calm, breezy, no one noticed, and no one cared at least not this day. Perhaps when one thinks about yet another change to endure, the water down the drain, or maybe the days gone by they will fret. It will turn cold; it will rain or maybe snow. Residing indoors hovering near a warm cavern of sorts will be utmost. Watch through your window, it will come, the night will last. She told me the seasons were changing. I told her, yeah, I know.”A favorite piece I wrote some years ago while soaking in the autumn sunshine on a bench along the Columbia River walkway. A day perhaps like Wednesday. Fresh east winds, sunshine and warm temperatures but not feeling hot. This lady came by and sat down and made the comments that the seasons were changing. There was something peculiar about her, but the short conversation about the new season has stuck in my mind.Summer is busy, busy, busy. In fact, the other seasons winter and spring also seem busy. Maybe that is why fall is a favorite of most people. Everything tends to wind down and come to a slower pace. Outside on the sunny days and back inside cozy in front of the fire.Yep, the seasons are changing, but nature remains on the busy side. Plants, animals, insects and the like are rapidly preparing for a long winter slumber. Gathering their needs for the dormancy that falls upon us.We enjoy one more summerlike day today before we slide into a period of cooler and wetter weather on Friday. I don’t see an extended period of dry weather at this point, so we wait and see what the second and third weeks of October bring us.last_img read more

first_imgIn Cook Inlet, managing the salmon runs for commercial, sport and subsistence interests is so controversial, it’s often called a fish war.United Cook Inlet Drift Association Vice-President Erik Huebsch talks about a court ruling in his commercial fishing organization’s favor on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 in Kasilof, Alaska.(Photo by Rashah McChesney, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Juneau)A group of commercial fishermen who think the state is mismanaging the fisheries, have won the latest battle.A three-judge panel at the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week that the area needs federal oversight. But no one knows exactly what that will mean.The United Cook Inlet Drift Association and the Cook Inlet Fishermen’s Fund say that instead of addressing habitat problems or fighting invasive species that eat salmon in Cook Inlet – the state simply restricted commercial fishing.So the fishing groups sued the National Marine Fisheries Service. They argued against a 2011 decision to remove several Alaska salmon fisheries — including Cook Inlet — from federal management and transfer the responsibility of managing salmon to the state.  A three-judge panel of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed.For commercial fishermen like Brian Harrison, in Homer, the court’s decision is a victory. But, he’s not sure what to expect going forward.“I think we are as in the dark as anyone else. The layman drifters here in Homer. We are hopeful that this will be a place to start to help turn around this fishery and to manage this resource in a way that science tells us is the best way to manage it and not politicians,” Harrison said.Harrison’s not the only one in the dark. Federal and state fisheries managers will have to work together on a new plan for how to manage the various fisheries.  But, no one is sure what that plan will look like.“The United States has made it very clear they don’t want to manage salmon. The state has made it very clear that we don’t need the U.S. government to help us manage salmon,” said Alaska Department of Fish and Game commissioner Sam Cotten.Fish and Game is responsible for day-to-day management of the state’s fisheries.  There is a federal fishery management plan for most of the state, but Cook Inlet, Prince William Sound and Alaska Peninsula salmon fisheries are specifically excluded from that plan.Now that a new plan has to be written to include Cook Inlet, it’s not even clear which fishermen are going to be covered under it.Typically federally fishery management plans don’t include sport or personal use fishing. But because salmon spend their lives in rivers and in the oceans, federal oversight could expand to include them both.Cotten said, he doesn’t know which groups will be covered under a new plan.“There’s a lot of unanswered questions before we even get to the design of a management plan,” Cotten said.Cotten said, the National Marine Fisheries Service, or the state, could appeal.Cotten doesn’t think there will be a new management plan in place in time for next summer’s fishing season. And, it’s not clear if the ruling allows the state to continue managing the fisheries without a federal plan.“We do not want to have any areas closed. Most of the area that the people drift in, is federal waters,” Cotten said.Erik Huebsch, Vice President of the United Cook Inlet Drift Association,  said his group wants to see the state continue to manage the fisheries — but under federal guidelines.No matter what’s next, Huebsch said he thinks federal oversight will simplify salmon management and that might help calm Cook Inlet’s fish wars.“It’ll level the playing field, everyone will have the same set of rules to play by. I think that will go a long way to calming some of the angst and some of the contention that goes on over resource management in this area,” Huebsch said.Federal fisheries regulators said developing a new plan could take years.last_img read more

Podu land issues could be solved with Praja Darbars KCR

first_imgChief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao proposed to set up Praja Darbars to resolve the issues of the Podu lands. He also said that the government will implement green cover policy in villages and towns and the Panchayat secretaries have been entrusted with the task of promoting 85 per cent greenery in the villages. Failure of achieving the task, the panchayat raj secretaries will lose their job, said KCR adding that the government will initiate strict actions against the employees those who failed to do their duties. The government will implement the new rules from August 15, said chief minister KCR. With the new municipal act, the government will get an opportunity to transfer the employees if needed, added the chief minister.last_img read more

PM unveils cover of 42vol Bangladesh Code

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh Hasina takes a look at the Bangladesh Code book on Monday. Photo: PIDPrime minister Sheikh Hasina unveiled the cover of Bangladesh Code at her Tejgaon office in the capital on Monday.”It’s a chorological and serial publication of the laws published from the year 1799 to June, 2014 in 42 parts,” cabinet division secretary (coordination and reforms) NM Ziaul Aalm told newsmen at the secretariat.The government has published the Bangladesh Code according to the Bangladesh Laws Division and Declaration Act 1983, he said.The government first published the Bangladesh Code in 1980 compiling the laws till the year 1937 in 12 parts, Ziaul Alam added.last_img read more

Unwelcome guests keep watch for China inside Uighur homes
first_imgThis undated photo provided by Ablikim Abliz, shows his uncle`s family posing with an unknown Han Chinese man, second from the right, in Istanbul, Turkey. Photo: APThe two women in the photograph were smiling, but Halmurat Idris knew something was terribly wrong.One was his 39-year-old sister; standing at her side was an elderly woman Idris did not know. Their grins were tight-lipped, mirthless. Her sister had posted the picture on a social media account along with a caption punctuated by a smiley-face.”Look, I have a Han Chinese mother now!” his sister wrote.Idris knew instantly: The old woman was a spy, sent by the Chinese government to infiltrate his family.There are many like her. According to the ruling Communist Party’s official newspaper, as of the end of September, 1.1 million local government workers have been deployed to ethnic minorities’ living rooms, dining areas and Muslim prayer spaces, not to mention at weddings, funerals and other occasions once considered intimate and private.All this is taking place in China’s far west region of Xinjiang, home to the predominantly Muslim, Turkic-speaking Uighurs, who have long reported discrimination at the hands of the country’s majority Han Chinese.While government notices about the “Pair Up and Become Family” program portray it as an affectionate cultural exchange, Uighurs living in exile in Turkey said their loved ones saw the campaign as a chilling intrusion into the only place that they once felt safe.They believe the program is aimed at coercing Uighurs into living secular lives like the Han majority. Anything diverging from the party’s prescribed lifestyle can be viewed by authorities as a sign of potential extremism — from suddenly giving up smoking or alcohol, to having an “abnormal” beard or an overly religious name.Under Chinese president Xi Jinping, the Uighur homeland has been blanketed with stifling surveillance, from armed checkpoints on street corners to facial-recognition-equipped CCTV cameras steadily surveying passers-by. Now, Uighurs say, they must live under the watchful eye of the ruling Communist Party even inside their own homes.”The government is trying to destroy that last protected space in which Uighurs have been able to maintain their identity,” said Joanne Smith Finley, an ethnographer at England’s Newcastle University.The Associated Press spoke to five Uighurs living in Istanbul who shared the experiences of their family members in Xinjiang who have had to host Han Chinese civil servants. These accounts are based on prior communications with their family members, the majority of whom have since cut off contact because Uighurs can be punished for speaking to people abroad.The Uighurs abroad said their loved ones were constantly on edge in their own homes, knowing that any misstep — a misplaced Quran, a carelessly spoken word — could lead to detention or worse. In the presence of these faux relatives, their family members could not pray or wear religious garbs, and the cadres were privy to their every move.The thought of it — and the sight of his sister, the old woman and their false smiles — made Idris queasy.”I wanted to throw up,” said the 49-year-old petroleum engineer, shaking his head in disgust.”The moment I saw the old woman, I thought, ‘Ugh, this person is our enemy.’ If your enemy became your mother, think about it — how would you feel?”Tensions between Muslim minorities and Han Chinese have bubbled over in recent years, resulting in violent attacks pegged to Uighur separatists and a fierce government crackdown on broadly defined “extremism” that has placed as many as 1 million Muslims in internment camps, according to estimates by experts and a human rights group.Uighurs say the omnipresent threat of being sent to one of these centres, which are described as political indoctrination camps by former detainees, looms large in their relatives’ minds when they are forced to welcome party members into their homes.Last December, Xinjiang authorities organized a “Becoming Family Week” which placed more than 1 million cadres in minority households. Government reports on the program gushed about the warm “family reunions,” as public servants and Uighurs shared meals and even beds.Another notice showed photos of visitors helping Uighur children with their homework and cooking meals for their “families.” The caption beneath a photo of three women lying in bed, clad in pajamas, said the cadre was “sleeping with her relatives in their cozy room.”A different photo showed two women “studying the 19th Party Congress and walking together into the new era” — a nod to when Xi’s name was enshrined in the party constitution alongside the likes of Deng Xiaoping and Mao Zedong.Becoming Family Week turned out to be a test run for a standardized homestay program. The Xinjiang United Front Work Department said in February that government workers should live with their assigned families every two months, for five days at a time.The United Front, a Communist Party agency, indicates in the notice that the program is mandatory for cadres. Likewise, Idris and other interviewees said their families understood that they would be deemed extremists if they refused to take part.Cadres, who are generally civilians working in the public sector, are directed to attend important family events such as the naming of newborns, circumcisions, weddings and funerals of close relatives. They must have a firm grasp of each family member’s ideological state, social activities, religion, income, their challenges and needs, as well as basic details on immediate relatives, the notice said.Families were to be paid a daily rate of 20 to 50 yuan ($2.80 to $7.80) to cover the cost of meals shared with their newfound relatives. Some families might be paired with two or three cadres at a time, according to the notice, and the regularly mandated house calls could be supplanted with trips to the local party office.A February piece on the Communist Party’s official news site said: “The vast majority of party cadres are not only living inside villagers’ homes, but also living inside the hearts of the masses.”Overseas Uighurs said the “visits” to their relatives’ homes often lasted longer than five days, and they were closely monitored the whole time. The cadres would ask their family members where they were going and who they were meeting whenever they wanted to leave the house.”They couldn’t pray,” said Abduzahir Yunus, a 23-year-old Uighur originally from Urumqi, Xinjiang’s capital. “Praying or even having a Quran at home could endanger the whole family.”Yunus, who now lives in Istanbul, said his father used to lament to him about being visited three to four times a week by the administrator of his neighborhood committee, a middle-aged Han Chinese man. The surprise house calls began in 2016, and it was “impossible to say no,” Yunus said. They often coincided with times traditionally designated for prayer.”Their aim is to assimilate us,” Yunus said. “They want us to eat like them, sleep like them and dress like them.”After Yunus’s parents and older brother were detained, only Yunus’s sister-in-law and 5-year-old brother remained in the house. Around the beginning of 2018, the Han Chinese man started staying with them full-time.Uighurs said they were particularly repulsed by the thought of male visitors living under the same roof as their female relatives and children — a practice contrary to their faith. Women and kids are sometimes the only ones left at home after male family members are sent to internment camps.In recent years, the government has even encouraged Uighurs and Han Chinese to tie the knot.Starting in 2014, Han-Uighur spouses in one county were eligible to receive 10,000 yuan ($1,442) annually for up to five years following the registration of their marriage license.Such marriages are highly publicized. The party committee in Luopu county celebrated the marriage of a Uighur woman and a “young lad” from Henan in an official social media account in October 2017. The man, Wang Linkai, had been recruited through a program that brought university graduates to work in the southern Xinjiang city of Hotan.”They will let ethnic unity forever bloom in their hearts,” the party committee’s post said. “Let ethnic unity become one’s own flesh and blood.”Not all “Become Family” pairings involve Han Chinese visitors. A Uighur cadre named Gu Li said she regularly pays visits to a Uighur household, staying three to five days at a time.”We’ve already started calling each other family,” she said in a telephone interview from Xinjiang. “China’s 56 ethnic groups are all one family.”Gu said civil servants of many ethnicities — Uighur, Han and Kazakh — participate in the program.All government employees in the region are required to conduct such visits in order to better understand villagers’ needs, according to Gu: “Because we’re always sitting in our offices, we don’t know what they really need. Only through penetrating the masses can we truly serve them.”As with many of the government’s other initiatives in Xinjiang, the “Pair Up and Become Family” program is presented as a way to rescue Muslim minorities from poverty. Public servants show up at homes bearing bags of rice and gallons of cooking oil, and their duties include helping with chores and farm work.Xu Jing, an employee at Turpan city’s environmental bureau, recounted her shock after entering her assigned relative’s home. Xu said the only light in the residence came from a small window, and she realized that Xasiyet Hoshur wasn’t lying when she said she lived on 3,000 yuan ($433) a year.”But it’s OK, everything is getting better,” Xu wrote in her reflection, published on Turpan’s government site. Hoshur’s daughter was attending university on a 5,000 yuan ($722) national scholarship.On the one hand, China maintains that employment and living standards are key to warding off the temptations of religious extremism. On the other hand, official descriptions of the visitation and homestay program are laden with suggestions that the ethnic minority families are uncivilized and that their way of life needs to be corrected.One notice, first highlighted by University of Washington ethnographer Darren Byler, focused on a Uighur family’s use of a raised, cloth-covered platform for eating and working. In traditional Uighur culture, this setup is preferable to a table, but the testimonial published by the Xinjiang Communist Youth League said frequent use of the platform was “inconvenient” and “unhealthy.”The post quoted a cadre saying: “Even though we already purchased a TV and rice oil for our relatives, after living with our relatives for a few days, we still insisted on using our own money to buy our relatives a table and lamp.”In the People’s Daily, a Uighur baker in Kashgar named Ablimit Ablipiz was quoted praising the party for improving his habits. “Ever since these cadres started living in my home, we’ve picked up a lot of know-how about food safety and hygiene,” Ablipiz said.Uighurs must also conform culturally. Over the Lunar New Year, an important Chinese holiday not traditionally celebrated by Uighurs, cadres encouraged households to hang lanterns and sing “red songs,” ballads honouring the party’s revolutionary history. Byler said families could not ask whether the meat was halal and acceptable to Muslims when they had to make or eat dumplings for the festival.Thousands of miles away, in Turkey, Uighur relatives in exile watch what is happening with dread.Earlier this year, Ablikim Abliz studied a photo of his uncle’s family gathered around a table. Clad in thick winter jackets, his uncle and the smiling Han Chinese man beside him both held chubby-faced children in their laps.His uncle had posted the photo to his WeChat page along with the caption “Han Chinese brother.”The 58-year-old Abliz said his entire extended family in China has been sent to internment camps. When he saw his uncle’s photo, his first reaction was relief. If his uncle had been assigned a Han family member, Abliz thought, that meant he was safe.But the consolation was short-lived. A friend who tried to visit his uncle in Turpan this summer told Abliz that his uncle’s front door was boarded up and sealed with police tape. Abliz has not been able to reach any of his family members since.As for Idris, he fears that his sister is living under immense pressure with her Han Chinese “mother.” Shortly after her sister’s first post about her new relatives, a friend responded on WeChat: “I also have one! You guys better be careful!”The same friend later posted photos of herself and a Han Chinese woman doing a Chinese fan dance, playing the drums and wearing traditional Han clothing.His sister would never have volunteered for such a program, Idris said. She and his younger sister had been trying to get passports to bring their children to Turkey and reunite with Idris, but their applications were not accepted.Last summer, both of his sisters deleted him on WeChat. A few months later, his aunt deleted him, too. For more than a year, Idris has not been able to communicate with his relatives. He wonders, with growing unease, how they’re getting along with their new “family.”last_img

Study Ranks Harris County Second In Incoming Investment But Is It Still

first_img X 00:00 /01:37 Personal finance company SmartAsset has ranked Harris County No. 2 in the country and No. 1 in Texas in incoming investments.It joins four other Texas counties in the Top 10, including Fort Bend at No. 8.The company’s vice president of content, AJ Smith, said they wanted to know where development is happening and businesses are starting up.“So we looked at the growth in the number of businesses in each area,” she said. “We looked at the GDP growth in each area. We looked at new building permits – where were people investing in residential buildings? And we looked at municipal bond investment – where was the government choosing to make some improvements?”They found that in Harris County the number of businesses grew by 6.1 percent from 2011 to 2014.GDP – the total of all services and goods produced in the county – grew by $38.8 billion in the same time frame.About 21 building permits were issued per thousand homes last year; and $2,255 in municipal bonds per capita were issued in the last five years.Steven Craig, an economist at the University of Houston, said the study is really a look back.“It shows that Houston has had a robust growth period and I think it shows that we’re a good place to be an entrepreneur, so that we had OK entrepreneurial growth,” he said. “But this index is probably more weighted to the past than the future.”Craig said there may be lots of construction happening here now, but only because projects are being finished.In part because of low oil prices, he expects Harris County to slip out of the Top 10 in next year’s ranking. Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Sharelast_img read more

Beware of dog poisoning

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us ther WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite center_img The Ladysmith Animal Anti-Cruelty League (AACL) is appealing to pet owners to please be vigilant after four dogs have been found poisoned in Acaciavale and surrounding areas.“Please, dog owners, be on the lookout and watch what is being thrown into your yard,” says Annamarie Koen of the AACL.It seems that dogs have become a target for criminals in Ladysmith.A few days ago, a resident living in the Aloe Park area was devastated when two of his dogs were poisoned.When he woke up in the morning, he found his ‘best friends’ dead in the yard.“People need to stop this cruelty; animals’ lives are also important,” fumed the upset resident.last_img read more

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React 1660 releases with a new way of code splitting and more

first_imgAfter the release of React 16.5.0 last month, the React team announced the release of React 16.6.0 yesterday. This release comes with a few new convenient features including support for code splitting, easier way to consume Context from class components, and more. Let’s see what changes have been made in this release: React.memo() as an alternative to PureComponent for functions React.memo() is similar to React.PureComponent but for function components instead of class. It can be used in cases when the function component renders the same result given the same props. You can wrap the function component in a call to React.memo() for a performance boost in some cases by memorizing the result. This will make React skip rendering the component and reuse the last rendered result. React.lazy() for code splitting components You can now render a dynamic import as a regular component with the help of React.lazy() function. To do code splitting you can use the Suspense component by wrapping a dynamic import in a call to React.lazy(). Library authors can leverage this Suspense component to start building data fetching with Suspense support in the future. Note that the feature is not yet available for server-side rendering. Added Class.contextType In React 16.3 a new Context API was introduced as a replacement to the previous Legacy Context API, which will be removed in a future major version. React 16.6 comes with contextType, which makes it convenient to consume a context value from within a class component. A Context object created by React.createContext() can be assigned to the contextType property. This enables you to consume the nearest current value of that Context type using this.context. This update is done because developers were having some difficulties adopting the new render prop API in class components. getDerivedStateFromError() to render the fallback UI React 16 introduced error boundaries to solve the problem of a JavaScript error in a part of the UI breaking the whole app. What Error boundaries do is, they: Catch JavaScript errors anywhere in their child component tree Log those errors Display a fallback UI instead of the component tree that crashed An already existing method, componentDidCatch() gets fired after an error has occurred. But before it is fired, null is rendered in place of the tree that causes an error. This sometimes results in breaking the parent components that don’t expect their refs to be empty. This version introduces another lifecycle method called getDerivedStateFromError() that lets you render the fallback UI before the render completes. Deprecations in StrictMode The StrictMode component was released in React 16.3 that lets you opt-in early warnings for any deprecations. Two more APIs are now added to the deprecated APIs list: ReactDOM.findDOMNode() and Legacy Context. The reason these APIs are deprecated are: ReactDOM.findDOMNode(): This API was supported to allow searching the tree for a DOM node given a class instance. Typically, you don’t require this because you can directly attach a ref to a DOM node. Most uses of this API are often misunderstood and are unnecessary. Legacy Context: It makes React slightly slower and bigger than it needs to be. Instead of the Legacy Context, you can use the new Context API that was introduced in React 16.3. Miscellaneous changes unstable_AsyncMode renamed to unstable_ConcurrentMode unstable_Placeholder renamed to Suspense and delayMs to maxDuration To read the entire changelog of React 16.6, check out their official announcement and also React’s GitHub repository. Read Next React 16.5.0 is now out with a new package for scheduling, support for DevTools, and more! React Native 0.57 released with major improvements in accessibility APIs, WKWebView-backed implementation, and more! InfernoJS v6.0.0, a React-like library for building high-performance user interfaces, is now outlast_img read more

The Latest at Navy Yard No evidence of shooting police say

first_img Sponsored Stories New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Four benefits of having a wireless security system The official also says there have been no reports of injuries.The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are on the scene.— Associated Press writers Ted Bridis and Lolita C. Baldor contributed.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Top Stories WASHINGTON (AP) — 10:20 a.m.District of Columbia police say that they’ve completed their search of the building where gunfire was reported at the Washington Navy Yard, but there is no evidence of a shooting and no sign of injuries.Police say a call was placed from a building inside the naval installation about possible sounds of gunshots about 7:30 a.m. Thursday.City police along with federal and other agencies worked at the scene. Metropolitan Police said in a statement that they found no evidence of any shooting. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility ___10:10 a.m.Despite reports of gunfire, a federal law enforcement official said there were no shots fired at the Washington Navy Yard on Thursday morning.The official, who has been briefed on the situation, spoke on the condition of anonymity to disclose details of the ongoing investigation.___9:50 a.m.An official says that authorities at the Washington Navy Yard have found no evidence of a shooting, no one has been arrested, and no weapons have been found after a report of gunfire.The official has been briefed on Thursday’s response at the naval installation but spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to release the information publicly.The official says authorities received an alert about a potential shooter Thursday morning at the Navy Yard, which triggered a large response in keeping with protocols established after a gunman killed 12 workers in a 2013 massacre.— Associated Press writer Ben Nuckols___9:40 a.m.A Navy Yard worker says the first thing he thought when he heard alarms and speakers was: “Here we go again.”Facilities specialist Chris Robertson has worked at the Washington Navy Yard for about 10 years. He says that about 7:30 a.m. Thursday, the alarm inside his building started going off, people were told over the loud speaker to shelter in place. But he says his supervisor called at 7:33 a.m. and told him and two co-workers to leave. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Robertson said he didn’t notice anything unusual Thursday morning — everything was normal.Officials say there were reports of shots fired Thursday morning in the same building where a gunman killed 12 workers two years ago. A lockdown for the entire installation followed Thursday’s reports.___9:20 a.m.A federal official says Navy security has seen surveillance video of two people jumping the fence in the vicinity of a building where gunfire was reported on the Washington Navy Yard campus.The official said Thursday that the video showed the two jumping the fence a couple of minutes before the first report of the shots.The official also says security has cleared the building and found no one inside.The official spoke on condition of anonymity for lack of authorization to discuss details publicly.— Associated Press writer Lolita C. Baldor___9 a.m.The Washington Navy Yard was on lockdown Thursday morning after reports of gunshots, but a senior federal law enforcement official says there has been no confirmed report of any shooting.The official says civilian and military law enforcement officers were sweeping the Navy Yard building, which had already been largely emptied. The official was receiving detailed briefings on the situation but spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to discuss developments with reporters. Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Comments   Share   A police officer puts up police tape near the Navy Yard in Washington, Thursday, July 2, 2015. The Washington Navy Yard was on lockdown Thursday morning after reports of gunshots, but a senior federal law enforcement official says there has been no confirmed report of any shooting. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)last_img read more

first_imgCrowne Plaza Hong Kong Causeway Bay is honored to have been named the country winner for Hong Kong in the Luxury City Hotel category at the 2011 World Luxury Hotel Awards held in Zagreb, Croatia on September 16, 2011.Regarded as one of the most prestigious accolades in the hospitality industry, World Luxury Hotel Awards celebrate the world’s finest hotels committed to the highest standards of quality service. “It is a tremendous honor to receive the Luxury City Hotel title for Hong Kong at the 2011 World Luxury Hotel Awards. The award is not only a testament of our premium facilities and services but also further strengthens our leading position as The Place to Meetin the highly competitive Hong Kong market. At Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Causeway Bay, we are committed to consistently delivering top service in a hassle-free and relaxing environment in the heart of the bustling Central Business District in Hong Kong,” said Harold Yung, General Manager of Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Causeway Bay.Located in the heart of Causeway Bay, Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Causeway Bay enjoys proximity to the topnotch shopping and dining spots in the area. The hotel also boasts the largest guest rooms and suites in the area, hip rooftop bar Club @28, the Pavilion sky garden, rooftop swimming pool overlooking Happy Valley racecourse, signature restaurant Kudos offering international delicacies, and more.For more information about Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Causeway Bay, see:www.cphongkong.comDetails of the 2011 World Luxury Hotel Awards are available at: Source = Crowne Plazalast_img read more