MONTREAL – Wildlife officials in Quebec appealed to the public this week as they probed the suspected poaching death of an endangered caribou on the province’s Gaspe peninsula.An estimated 74 animals now remain in Gaspe’s depleted woodland caribou herd after the animal’s carcass was found in late October, Paul Montpetit of Quebec’s Wildlife Department said.A citizen discovered the remains near the Cascapedia River on Oct 26. and alerted wildlife officials, who arrived two days later, Montpetit said.Upon arrival, they found an animal that was gutted but otherwise mostly intact, with neither its antlers nor its hide removed.“Were the suspects disturbed in their actions?” Montpetit said in a phone interview. “That’s the question we’re asking.”It is forbidden to hunt Gaspe’s woodland caribou, which have been listed on the province’s threatened species list since 2009.An aerial survey of the animals conducted last year pegged its population at 75.Their low numbers are explained mainly by high mortality due to predation, habitat loss and a shortage of breeding adults, according to a government report published last year.Montpetit said anyone who is charged with deliberately killing the protected species could face a fine of up to $20,000.But for the moment, investigators are in the dark about the culprit’s motives.“Was it a mistake? An accidental slaughter?” Montpetit asked. “As we speak, there could be many possibilities, and it’s all speculation.”The department posted photos and a description online this week, encouraging witnesses to contact their local Wildlife Department office or to leave an anonymous tip on the government’s anti-poaching line.Montpetit declined to say whether the investigation has yielded any useful clues.“That’s a good question,” he said, “but I’m keeping that to myself for the moment.”Alain Poitras, the president of the regional chapter of the provincial hunting and fishing association, said it is the first time he has heard of one of the endangered animals being poached in his 15 years with the organization.He said hunters “are really not happy” about the news, noting the organization has worked with the Quebec government on preservation efforts.“We’re not looking at a herd of 20,000,” he said. “We’re looking at a herd of 74 that has already been under protection for many years.”Poitras said it is possible a hunter mistook the caribou for a deer, but that would be unusual given where the carcass was found.“What we find odd is that the area where the poaching occurred, there normally aren’t any deer around there,” he said. “It’s a moose area, not a deer area.” And he said no hunter would mistake a caribou for a moose.Poitras said responsible hunters are opposed to poaching, and he’s encouraging anyone, hunter or not, to report any suspicious activity in the area.
Renowned British actor and philanthropist, Colin Salmon (Die Another Day, Resident Evil), has been welcomed onto the board as Chairman of Cage 4 All, a Community Interest Company, which promotes diversity through the sport Cage Cricket.Colin Salmon Joins Cage 4 All as New Chairman, Bringing Cage Cricket to Young PeopleThe aim of Cage 4 All is to overcome social, economic, geographic and cultural barriers and provide learning and personal development for young people by giving them the time and space to play sport and mix with others in a positive environment.As the new Chairman, Colin will be bringing his passion for cricket, desire to help young people succeed, networking skills and his celebrity contacts book to recruit players from. Colin has already introduced Cage 4 All to fellow cast members of 24: Live Another Day, The Musketeers and No Offence. Benedict Cumberbatch, for one, is very excited to be part of the movement and will get involved in a Celebrity Cage 4 All Challenge, which is coming soon!Colin says “I have been a long-time supporter of Cage Cricket and am proud to become Chairman of Cage 4 All. I look forward to Cage 4 All gaining national and global support and funding to bring this exciting game to everyone who wants to play, get involved and to make a real difference through sport.“I have taken the role of chairman as Cage 4 All to promote social inclusion. As a Cricket Ambassador for The Prince’s Trust, I have been involved in getting young people engaged in cricket for many years. We are working with a range of people, including some of the best people within disability sports, within the prison service and those working with underprivileged kids.“I spent a lot of time on the streets as a kid, got excluded from school, into all sorts of trouble. Through the work of good people, community care and the right opportunities, I have been lucky enough to build a successful career. I really believe that through Cage 4 All children will get more opportunities to grow as people and learn important lessons. One of the most fascinating things about Cage Cricket is that everybody gets a chance to be umpire, to be responsible for the game and the scoring. When you have power, how do you use it?“What many kids lack is the time, space and money to play cricket. They can’t afford the kits, and if you’re not very good at first, you may not get that second chance. You walk out into the middle and get bowled out first ball, then you walk straight back off. That’s not giving everybody a chance to develop the technical and personal skills that cricket can provide. In Cage Cricket, everybody gets to play an equal amount of time in every position. As a young kid said to me when I was playing in Salford, “It’s a really fair game.” That is the whole point of Cage 4 All – to give everyone a fair chance.”For more information please contact email@example.com / Colin.firstname.lastname@example.org / +44(0)2392-865-353
Ohio State sophomore guard JaQuan Lyle dribbles up the court against Nebraska on Feb. 18 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorIn a battle between two teams tied for 10th in the Big Ten and fighting for a single bye in the Big Ten tournament, the Ohio State men’s basketball team topped Penn State, 71-70, with a layup in the final seconds by junior forward Jae’Sean Tate.Penn State’s freshman guard Tony Carr thought he nailed a stake into the hearts of the Scarlet and Gray with a go-ahead 3 with 9.8 left, but Tate’s conversion propelled OSU to a dramatic victory in Happy Valley. Carr led the Nittany Lions with 21 points.Sophomore guard JaQuan Lyle led OSU with 17 points and six rebounds. Senior Marc Loving had an additional 14 points.Penn State (14-16, 6-11 Big Ten) had three players including junior Shep Garner with 20 points and five 3s. Freshman Lamar Stevens added 16 points.OSU’s strong shooting in last Thursday’s game against Wisconsin carried over to the first half of Tuesday’s game with Lyle and Loving each scoring 11 on 9-of-12 shooting combined.The Buckeyes (17-13, 7-10 Big Ten) shot 50 percent, making 15-of-30 shots in the first half, but the Nittany Lions started their charge early in the second half with a 10-1 run to take a 46-41 lead after trailing by four at halftime.Penn State pushed its lead to nine points, but a pair of 3s from freshman forward Andre Wesson and Lyle kept OSU in the game. On the next possession, Wesson found fellow freshman center Micah Potter under the rim for a dunk that put the Buckeyes down by two. However, Potter was called for a questionable technical foul for hanging on the rim with 12:32 remaining.OSU retook the lead 63-60 with 6:39 left after Wesson buried his second 3 of the half. Wesson’s 3 was a part of a 9-0 run that put the Buckeyes up four.Carr answered on the other end with a 3 of his own to make it 65-63. For the next two minutes, OSU and Penn State missed their next five combined shots heading into the final media timeout.The two teams traded buckets until Tate’s lifted the Buckeyes to their second straight win.OSU shot 49 percent and outrebounded Penn State 37-28. OSU had 17 turnovers.Tate’s layup put OSU in a spot to avoid the first day of the Big Ten tournament with a victory over Indiana on Saturday at noon at the Schottenstein Center.
Urban Meyer prepares to lead the buckeyes out on to the field prior to the Ohio State-Iowa game on Nov. 4. Ohio State lost 55-24. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorJust like last week’s College Football Playoff rankings, Ohio State finds itself on the outside looking in. The distance from the top four, though, has grown considerably. The Buckeyes (7-2, 5-1 Big Ten) checked in at No. 13 in Tuesday’s playoff rankings, tumbling seven spots after their 55-24 loss to Iowa Saturday. Georgia (9-0), Alabama (9-0), Notre Dame (8-1) and Clemson (8-1) continued to occupy the top four spots, while Oklahoma (8-1), which beat Ohio State in Week 2, remains at No. 5. Of the six Big Ten teams in the top 25, undefeated Wisconsin is the highest ranked at No. 8. Penn State, which followed its loss to the Buckeyes with a loss to Michigan State, fell seven spots to No. 14. One of the conference’s biggest surprises, the Spartans (7-2, 5-1 Big Ten) rose from No. 24 to No. 12.After their upset of the Buckeyes, the Hawkeyes entered the rankings at No. 20.Here are the rest of the College Football Playoff rankings.GeorgiaAlabamaNotre DameClemsonOklahomaTCUMiamiWisconsinWashingtonAuburnSouthern CalMichigan StateOhio StatePenn StateOklahoma StateMississippi StateVirginia TechCentral FloridaWashington StateIowaIowa StateMemphisNorth Carolina StateLSUNorthwestern
Bucyrus says it has improved nonproductive longwall move time with the introduction of a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) to its Vers-A-Trac® 650 model. Approximately 50 of these successful roof support carriers have been shipped since the product’s introduction in 2004. The Vers-A-Trac 650AC, featuring the Bucyrus HiPAC10 control system, represents the latest generation of heavy roof support carriers. The Bucyrus HiPAC10 control system is an innovative variable frequency inverter drive which allows costly DC motors to be replaced by higher power, more efficient AC motors. Traction power is increased by 100% and hydraulic power by nearly 300%. These increases, in turn, nearly double loaded traction speed and gradeability, and improve hydraulic performance.The HiPAC10 drive provides regenerative braking by allowing energy that is required to decelerate the vehicle to supplement the battery capacity. This feature reduces the duty cycle of mechanical brakes, increasing brake life.The 650AC features an upgraded operator’s compartment. All machine operating parameters are visible at a glance on the large display which is also capable of providing fault analysis and data logging. The 650AC also features an ergonomically designed control stick that provides intuitive control of key functions.Rated at 50 t, the 650AC provides the most capacity of any battery-powered roof support carrier as well as enhanced tractive effort capability with the terrain following tri-section rear frame, Bucyrus claims. The combination of heavy lift and carry and the increased traction speed provide for optimum operating performance that improves longwall system move time.
SG BBM Bietigheim have simply no luck with the Balkan goalkeepers. The Serbian “Ministry of Defense” Darko Stanic spent few months in the German team, but that didn’t help the newcomers in DKB Bundesliga to turnover the season and save from the relegation. Two months ago, Croatian goalkeeeper from PPD Zagreb, Ivan Stevanovic, was presented as the newcomer for the upcoming season, but the latest news is that contract between two sides are terminated due “private reasons” of the player.Ivan Stevanovic will get back to PPD Zagreb and sign the new contract with the Croatian best team – the VELUX EHF Champions League quarterfinalist from the previous season.He will stay in duo with the youngstar Filip Ivic. Darko StanicIvan Stevanovicppd zagrebsg bbm bietigheim ← Previous Story Patrick Eilert goes home to AJAX after six years in ASOBAL Next Story → Danijel Saric about his coach: Pascual is the best!
Florence Wager, a beloved booster of local causes from parks and recreation to community health and classical music, died at home on Wednesday morning. She was 84. The cause was colon cancer.Wager was named Clark County’s First Citizen by the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington in 2009. Friends and admirers called her Flossie, and said she was absolutely one of a kind.“She had an ability to get people focused on community like no one I’ve ever met,” said fellow parks booster Kelly Punteney.“In 30 years of public service, I’ve never seen anyone like her,” former Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation director David Judd said in 2009. “To put in that much time and intellect and devotion.”Wager’s activism was long and varied. She threw her support behind the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District, the Vancouver Symphony and YWCA Clark County.But parks, recreation and green spaces were her greatest passion. When Wager was named First Citizen, the ceremony involved 35 members of the audience standing up — each holding the name of a local park that grew from Wager’s efforts — and four cyclists riding through the carpeted hotel ballroom, representing the many miles of hiking and biking trails that Wager inspired.
Cooperation across the Bering Strait was recently strengthened when the U.S. and Russia signed a joint wildlife agreement.Download AudioPolar Bear (Photo via Flickr Creative Commons courtesy of Christopher Michel)Officials from the two Arctic nations met in San Diego from March 22-24 to discuss polar bear and snow goose monitoring efforts in Alaska and Chukotka.Steven Kohl heads the Eurasian efforts at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and was at the meeting.“So many of these animals spend part of the year on the Russian side of the international dateline and part of the year on the Alaskan side,” Kohl explained.It’s for that reason that the two nations have met every two or three years since 1972. That’s when the U.S. and the Soviet Union signed the original environmental agreement despite Cold War tensions. Kohl says current relations between the two nations still aren’t getting in the way of joint management efforts.“Things have gone very well,” Kohl assured. “On both sides, scientists and administrators are making a concerted effort to keep things going, even during the rough times the two countries are experiencing in their relations right now.”James Kurth, Deputy Director of the US Fish and Wildlife Service, signed off on the agreement last week alongside his Russian counterpart Amirkhan Amirkhanov.Kohl says the two parties plan to meet again in Anchorage this November. They’ll review survey data and set quotas for polar bear and snow goose populations. He says in the next two years, Russian and American scientists will also be collaborating on a walrus survey in the Bering Sea.
New Development Bank, the multilateral lending bank set up by BRICS, is considering leveraging $10 billion in first six to seven years as the institution expects its lending to double every year over the next two-three years.Brics nations to set up credit rating agency based on market principlesNDB President KV Kamath said the bank will try to meet the expectations of all members by increasing the pie. “So, we did get off to a start in the first year and in the second year, we would try to double our lending. I would think that in the next 2-3 years we would virtually double our lending every year,” he said.The BRICS bank established by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa had started operations in 2016. The bank primarily mobilises resources for infrastructure and sustainable development projects in BRICS and other emerging and developing economies with an initial authorised capital of $100 billion.NDB would also increase its staff strength over three-fold going forward. “By the end of this year, we will have a staff strength of 125-130 people. In the next three years, that is from year two to year five, we will take it up to 400 or so,” Kamath told PTI.Last year, NDB’s board had approved seven investment projects in all member countries for a total of over $1.5 billion, including two projects worth $600 million in India.Kamath, who was instrumental in his role while he headed India’s largest private sector lender ICICI Bank, said NDB would go for new products by the third year.”Loans consume capital in a very heavy way. There are a lot many other ways with which you can contribute to growth, but not use your capital. By the third year or so, we should be able to do the other types of work that we need to do. That will probably make the capital go further,” he said.Commenting on if BRICS are also considering a rating agency, he said, “That is something happening at the BRICS countries level and NDB is not involved in it. We will see how it evolves.”
Register Now » Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 3 min read Mainstream adoption of 3-D printing may be closer than expected.Recent research from Gartner claims that 3-D printing is still at least five years away from mainstream consumer adoption, which “will be outpaced by business and medical applications that have more compelling use cases in the short term.”Related: Why This Entrepreneur Launched in Record Time, But Kept Her Company a Secret Until BlastoffThe truth is that we are already starting to see businesses, both large and small, take advantage of 3-D printers to create customized designs or follow blueprints. The real appeal lies in speedy prototyping and increased accessibility.Speedy prototyping3-D printing allows businesses to really bring their ideas to life in a convenient and immediate fashion — makers can go directly from design to manufacturing. Additional benefits of 3-D printers in business are lower prototype and production costs and more creative and customized packaging options.With the technology rapidly improving to include more features while also becoming more affordable, 3-D printers are becoming increasingly accessible for mainstream adoption. For entrepreneurs and small-business owners, it is also starting to define modern manufacturing and how businesses will run in the future.According to a recent study conducted by my company, Robox, consumers would be three times more likely to invent and prototype new products or technologies if they had a 3-D printer at home. The reality is that entrepreneurs and small startups can now create a legitimate business from their homes with a 3-D printer.Take it from 27-year-old Curtis Ingleton, who founded and currently runs a 3-D printing production and service house out of his house.Related: This Sector Will Drive the 3-D Printing Boom”We have four people in our company and we can do what some well-established Chinese manufacturers can do,” he said.That’s impressive, and paves the way for other young startups and small businesses to accomplish the same.AccessibilityWith major retailers such as Staples, Home Depot and UPS rolling out 3-D printing services in select stores, the technology is becoming much more accessible for both small-business owners as well as the average consumer.Bloomberg states that “Though the devices aren’t likely to create a major new source of revenue [for Home Depot], the chain is betting that they’ll appeal to forward-thinking contractors and do-it-yourselfers.”Entrepreneurs and DIY enthusiasts are all obvious fits for a 3-D printer given its ability to customize or invent any item on the spot. Even Martha Stewart made a public appearance at this year’s International CES back in January to peruse the 30 booths for 3-D printers in search of one to use for her business and everyday DIY activities.Overall, with more people exposed to 3-D printing and the idea of it being easily accessible in the office or home, there’s a huge amount of potential to see more entrepreneurs and small-business owners designing and developing truly unique and effective new items that better the lives of everyday consumers.3-D printing has the potential to significantly shift traditional business models, as entrepreneurs can now also become manufacturers, eliminating the need for warehousing and multiple distributions of products and parts.The key to blending business and 3-D printing technology together in harmony relies on how accessible, adaptable and customizable the devices are. From there, mainstream adoption will come in no time.Related: UPS Makes 3-D Printers Available in Nearly 100 Stores Nationwide Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global October 22, 2014 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.
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Images courtesy of Bracco May 13, 2019 — Imricor announced the signing of a commercial agreement with the Haga Hospital in The Hague, Netherlands to outfit a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) ablation center for treating cardiac arrhythmias.This advanced MRI ablation center will contain a 1.5T MRI scanner and Imricor’s Advantage-MR EP Recorder/Stimulator System. This installation will establish the Haga Hospital and Heart Center as a world leader in the field of interventional cardiac magnetic resonance (iCMR), according to Imricor, and place the hospital among the first heart centers in the world to clinically adopt MRI-guided cardiac ablations.“At the Haga MRI ablation center, we will be focusing on treating patients with arrhythmias with a more focused individualized ablation treatment plan. Performing the ablation in the MRI will give us the ability to adjust to each individual patient and allow us to make and assess the ablation lesion,” said Vincent van Driel, M.D., director of electrophysiology at the Haga Heart Center. “This project has been the most collaborative effort between three entities (hospital, physicians and industry) that I have ever been a part of. The willingness to work together is one key reason why this is becoming possible here at Haga Hospital.”Cardiac procedures guided by MRI provide physicians with sophisticated soft tissue visualization that allows them to individualize treatment strategies for each patient’s unique cardiac structure and substrate. They can also assess changes in tissue characteristics immediately post-ablation. 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250 passengers stranded aboard airplane in frigid Labrador for 16 hours HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY — An end is finally in sight for passengers who spent 16 gruelling hours on a plane grounded on a tarmac in frigid Happy Valley-Goose Bay, N.L., though a passenger was left frustrated by the experience and wondering why it took so long to get help.“You’re cold, you’re tired, you’re hungry,” said Sonjay Dutt, a professional wrestler who was travelling to an event in China.“I’ve travelled for work pretty much on a weekly basis for the last almost 20 years, and I’ve never experienced something like this.”United Flight 179 from Newark, N.J., to Hong Kong was diverted to the Goose Bay Airport Saturday night after a passenger experienced a medical emergency, according to United Airlines spokeswoman Natalie Noonan.She said that after the passenger was removed from the plane and taken to hospital, a mechanical issue with the plane’s door prevented the aircraft from taking off. Noonan believes the door was unable to be shut because it likely froze in the wintry temperatures.More news: A new low for no-frills flying: easyJet assigns backless seat to passengerNoonan said passengers weren’t able to get off the plane because there were no border officials working overnight.As the hours drew on, Dutt said there was little communication between the airline and the 250 passengers stuck on the plane, which became uncomfortably cold as temperatures outside plunged to nearly -30 C.He chronicled his experience on social media, tweeting out photos and tagging United in several posts.“At one point you have to roll with the punches. You’re at their mercy,” he said in a phone interview. “You’re just hoping that they can communicate with you as honestly as possible, and I feel like that wasn’t done.”Dutt said food began to run low, but after about 10 hours, officials delivered food from Tim Hortons to the passengers, and some people were taken to the airport’s customs area to stretch their legs.Mechanics arrived late Sunday morning and attempted to fix the door while the passengers were still on board. When the door repair proved to be a lengthy process, the tired travellers were moved to a rescue plane, which was supposed to leave for Newark late Sunday afternoon.More news: Help Princess Cruises break the world record for largest vow renewal at seaDutt said he’s a frequent flier with the airline and will be looking for answers once he gets back.“This is unacceptable at all levels,” he said.In response, Noonan said the company did “everything they could” to make sure the passengers were as comfortable as possible.United officials will greet the passengers upon their arrival in Newark, she said, and will provide them with compensation – including refunds and vouchers – after their ordeal.“We absolutely understand the frustration. It is a very unique situation,” she said.“The airport they landed in was just not equipped to handle everyone that was coming in.”The Goose Bay Airport could not be reached for comment Sunday. Monday, January 21, 2019 Share By: The Canadian Press Tags: Goose Bay, Stranded, United Airlines << Previous PostNext Post >>
Thursday, April 4, 2019 Island hopping by Land along The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel Tags: Fort Myers, Fort Myers Spotlight 2019, Spotlight If a tropical vacation is what your client is looking for, if they want to leave all of their cares (and phones) at home and pack up their T-shirts and flip-flops, then heading to The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel on the Gulf of Mexico is the perfect spot to relax and unplug. Here visitors may explore and be inspired by the many barrier islands of this Southwest Florida island paradise by land or by boat.Island hopping by landFew destinations have such an abundance of sandy beach coastline, much of it undisturbed by modern intrusions. With a subtropical climate, a 590-mile shoreline and the warm waters of the Gulf, this area has all the components for a fantasy island vacation. Each island has a character of its own and makes for an island hopping vacation that includes sunsets, shelling, great dining and picnicking, water sports, boating, biking and exploring. Best known are Sanibel and Captiva islands, connected to the mainland by an alluring three-mile causeway. Sanibel and Captiva are connected to each other by a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it bridge at Blind Pass.Sanibel IslandCross the magical Sanibel Causeway and all worries vanish. Sanibel is known worldwide for its shelling and the associated posture referred to as the “Sanibel Stoop.” Some shellers attach flashlights to their heads, in an effort to be first in the daily search for top picks of the more than 400 varieties of shells found on the beaches or at high or low tide. For most visitors, however, shelling is merely a delightful excuse to enjoy hours of sun along some of the best shoreline in North America.Don’t miss: The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge is home to many exotic species of birds and plants. A four-mile drive, with access to walking and canoe/kayak trails, offers abundant opportunities for naturalists to witness a raccoon washing up before breakfast, an alligator snatching a quick bite or long-legged wading birds stalking its prey. Captiva IslandThe main attraction on Captiva: none. And that is the attraction! The natural beauty of the island is the draw. It was here that Anne Morrow Lindbergh, wife of the famous aviator, wrote her best-selling book, “Gift from the Sea.” More remote than Sanibel, the island offers a laid-back pace, several great restaurants, sunset views and beautiful beaches for wandering.Don’t Miss: The best sunset views can be found at the Mucky Duck at the north end of Captiva on picturesque Andy Rosse Lane. This popular hangout with locals and visitors is never short of cold beer and fresh seafood. Wrap up your visit with dinner and dessert at the eclectic and delicious Bubble Room – you have to see it to believe it! Estero Island, Fort Myers BeachEstero Island, home of Fort Myers Beach, has been long recognized as one of the “world’s safest beaches” because of its gently sloping shoreline. The sand is particularly soft and white, like powdered sugar. During the winter, Estero Bay is home to an extensive shrimp and fishing fleet. Visitors find every imaginable water toy, from windsurfer to catamaran and parasail. Numerous marinas operate boating and fishing charters. Local restaurants benefit from the catch, which generally includes red snapper and grouper.Don’t miss: Lovers Key State Park, just south of Fort Myers Beach. This is one of the area’s most pristine parks. Walk the boardwalk over tidal lagoons to a sandy, white beach with sea oats. Hike the nature trail, paddle a lagoon and get married under the gazebo.Pine IslandStep back in time on Pine Island to reminisce a period when fishing reigned as the area’s largest industry. Accessible by land via “the fishingest bridge in the USA” at Matlacha [Mat-la-shay], the island is 17 miles long with Pine Island Sound on one side and an aquatic preserve on the other.Don’t miss: A stroll through Matlacha. This colorful Mayberry-like fishing village is filled with galleries of painters and sculptors.Gasparilla IslandAccessible by boat and car via causeway, this island’s charming turn-of-the-century harbor town, Boca Grande, was founded by the wealthy DuPont family in the late 1800s. This sleepy southern town comes with small shops, cozy restaurants, waterside accommodations and beautiful beaches. Don’t miss: The restored Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum, built in 1890, and visit the famous Boca Grande Railroad Depot, the Loose Caboose Restaurant and an ice cream parlor, the structure was the last depot for the Charlotte Harbor & Northern Railway.For more information, visit www.fortmyers-sanibel.com Share Travelweek Group Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>
Image: Fotopedia Cambodia’s tourism arrivals jumped more than 24 percent during the first ten months 2012, with more than 2.86 million international visitors.A tourism ministry update reported Vietnam as the country’s number one largest source of foreign visitors, with 638,560 tourists followed by South Korea and China, the China Daily reported. Neighbours from Laos and Thailand ranked fourth and fifth largest markets, both up 90 and 75 percent over the same ten months the prior year.Of the visitors, more than 1.64 million visited Angkor Wat Temple, up 28 percent over the same period 2011, while Preah Vihear Temple attracted 84 percent more tourists. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J
Ths month, Alien CSI Action is organising an Akrotiri BioBlitz in Cyprus for the first time in the Akrotiri wetland, famous biodiversity hotspot threatened by invasive alien species.According to an announcement, 14,000 alien or non-native species have been introduced deliberately or accidentally by people to Europe.“Some of these threaten European biodiversity, societies, economies and human health,” it said as they are termed “invasive alien species”.Invasive alien species cost Europe €12.5-€20 billion , it added.“In Cyprus, invasive alien species alongside climate change and urban development are a major threat.”In this context, Alien CSI, a European programme funded by the Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) is running its first annual meeting at the Akrotiri Environmental Education Centre between February 25 and 28.Around 90 international experts from 37 countries from Europe and beyond (Argentina, Chile, South Africa and New Zealand) team up to discuss the challenges posed by invasive alien species and consider action through citizen science – whereby people are engaged in taking active roles in enhancing understanding and ultimately protecting biodiversity.Alien CSI is led by Professor Helen Roy and a team of experts from across Europe including Dr Kelly Martinou, Joint Services Health Unit Cyprus – an Environmental Health Unit of British Forces Cyprus – the Cyprus Institute and Enalia Physis, a Cyprus-based NGO working on marine and terrestrial research and conservation established in 2009.BioBlitzes are biodiversity recording events common in the US and over the last few years have become popular in Europe. This is the first time that such an event will take place in Cyprus. The international experts and citizens will work collaboratively to record the wildlife of Akrotiri, the largest wetland complex in Cyprus.By teaming with international experts in invasion ecology, citizens can help to observe and identify species and their impacts while discussing management actions, the organisers said, encouraging the public to participate.Date: 27-28th of February 2019,Location: Akrotiri Environmental Education Centre, AkrotiriQueen Elizabeth Street, 4640 Akrotiri village, LimassolContact: Kelly Martinou: email@example.comAction website https://alien-csi.eu/Action Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/aliencsi/Action Twitter: @aliencsi1COST Action Website You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoKelley Blue BookYou Won’t Believe How Affordable These Ford Car Models AreKelley Blue BookUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
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Since it has not been updated since 2004, 6-7 (11-13!) the score on Court 18 2044 hrs IST: Meanwhile fortunes of another title contender – Rafa Nadal – not going to plan Gilles Muller has taken the first set 6-3 over the Spaniard Will the script go the same way as the 2005 Wimbledon where Muller won 2037 hrs IST: Benoit Paire sends his backhand long and Murray clenches his fist in celebration Takes the second set 6-4 and leads by two sets over the Frenchman 2032 hrs IST: The women’s QF are set: Muguruza vs Kuznetsova Rybarikova vs Vandeweghe Venus vs Ostapenko Konta vs Halep 2014 hrs IST: Azarenka doesn’t do a good job on her serve Faces two break points which are two match points for Halep Saves one to keep the point going despite Halep’s deep returns Azarenka being pushed all around and she needs to do it at this juncture Once again Halep goes for a bit too much and her backhand goes long Reviews it and it is indeed out Deuce Loopy and not enough on a short ball by Azarenka and Halep thumps it this time for a forehand winner down the line Match point once again Azarenka tries to find the line but she sends it wide Azarenka’s return to Grand Slams ends in the R16 and Halep wins 7-6 6-2 in 1 hr and 28 minutes to keep her World No 1 hopes alive 2007 hrs IST: Halep now serving for the match at 5-1 Azarenka not going away without a fight Makes it 0-30 with strong groundstrokes but Halep makes it 30-30 with two nicely placed serves Azarenka with a well constructed point but she shanks her forehand into the net Match point for Halep Azarenka saves it with a beautifully struck backhand winner down the line That was some meaty hitting Deuce Another big hit by Azarenka forehand on the serve and little reaction time for Halep Break point and this time Azarenka gets the job done with soft hands at the net to get the break of serve 5-2 Determination – something you’ve always associated with Azarenka and it is still there 1959 hrs IST:Marin Cilic routs Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2 6-2 6-2 in an hour and 40 minutes to reach his fourth straight Wimbledon QF The Croatian to meet the winner of Nadal and Muller 1957 hrs IST: The only other Briton left in the draw – Andy Murray – was down in the first set after an early break to Benoit Paire but the Frenchman let go of the chance to be broken in the eighth game He then went on to take the tiebreak by dropping a single point 1955 hrs IST: Simona Halep was labouring through in the opening set against Victoria Azarenka She had dropped her serve twice but the Romanian came back in both instances Went on to take the tiebreak But since then Azarenka’s game was disintegrated and she is 0-3 down and facing prospect of dropping further She has saved one break point but another presents itself after a forehand sails long Halep with a backhand into the net and back to Deuce Halep with beautiful movement to pick up a drop shot and then Azarenka can’t get a backhand back from behind her BREAK Halep now in supreme control at 4-0 1951 hrs IST:Johanna Kontabeats Caroline Garcia 7-6 4-6 6-4 to become the first Briton to reach the QF since Jo Durie in 1984 Garcia with two straight forehand errors – both hitting the net – and Konta moves forward 1935 hrs IST:Big big win for CoCo Vandeweghe If no one was noticing earlier they will now Beats Caroline Wozniacki 7-6 6-4 Four matches won and all in straight sets 1932 hrs IST: Murray gets the break back as Paire sends his forehand into the net while going for a drive down the line The air punch and loud yell while looking at his box is back 4-4 in the opening set 1918 hrs IST: On Center Court Benoit Paire has an early break against Andy Murray and he is trying to keep the momentum going Serving at 3-2 in the opening set 1917 hrs IST: Once again Azarenka lets go of the break advantage and Halep makes the most of the opportunity Things back on serve once again on Court 2 4-3 in favour of the Belorussian 1915 hrs IST:Jo Konta comes back to break Caroline Garcia and make it 5-4 in the second set Trying to claw her way back into the second having already taken the first But Garcia with a strong serving game to bring up three set points and she closes it out with nice hands at the net Smashes into open court to make it a set a piece 1906 hrs IST:Victoria Azarenka starts by breaking Simona Halep early on Court 2 But Halep comes right back as Azarenka sends her backhand long 2-1 in the opening set Other women’s matches see Jo Konta leading Caroline Garcia by a set but the Frenchwoman is serving for the second set at 5-2 Meanwhile CoCo Vandeweghe has won the opening set 7-6 against Caroline Wozniacki 1844 hrs IST:No trouble for Venus Williams on Center Court She cruises past Ana Konjuh who saved three match points 6-3 6-2 1835 hrs IST: MUGURUZA IS THROUGH TO THE QUARTERS Massive massive ovation as she beats Kerber 4-6 6-4 6-4 in 2 hrs and 20 minutes Loud scream as Kerber fails to hold off her serve and the World No 1 is knocked out This means we will have a new top ranked woman in the world come Monday 1829 hrs IST: Venus Williams is in commanding position against Ana Konjuh The teenager finding it difficult 1826 hrs IST: Big smiles on Court 18 as Magdalena Rybarikova comes through against qualifier Petra Martic 6-4 2-6 6-3 The match sealed when Martic sent the ball beyond the baseline Very gritty job from Rybarikova who is into the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam for the very first time Congratulations 1759 hrs IST: Play underway on Center Court Court 1 Court 3 too Venus Williams 37 against Ana Konjuh 19 is on serve with the Croatian serving at 3-4 On Court 1 Johanna Konta is up a break (4-3) against Caroline Garcia CoCo Vandeweghe has broken Caroline Wozniacki in the opening game to lead 1-0 1757 hrs IST: Kerber throws her racket away in disgust as Muguruza approaches the net and plays a well struck drive volley to get the break back and bring the third set to a level footing at 2-2 1752 hrs IST: Ostapenko has let go of seven match points now 6-6 in the tiebreak between her and Svitolina But she converts the eighth match point opportunity to beat Svitolina 6-3 7-6 1744 hrs IST: Muguruza wins the second set 6-4 to force a third set against Kerber Svitolina and Ostapenko are in the tiebreak Rybarikova and Martic are on serve in the third serve (2-3) 1736 hrs IST: Kuznetsova also serving for the match She starts by playing off a lengthy rally with Radwanska which the Pole overpowers her on with her flat strokes And then a double fault – the first of the match And now Radwanska has a chance to break and level things Svetlana saves one with a forehand winner inside out Radwanska tries to go for a deep return on the serve but it is inches out Kuznetsova with an ace to bring up match point And she gets the job done with a thumping backhand winner that kisses the line Russian is the first player into the quarters: 6-2 6-4 Her first quarterfinal appearance at Wimbledon since 2007 1729 hrs IST: Kuznetsova has the break in the second set now She leads 4-3 against Radwanska Has a chance to consolidate that advantage now And she does to make it 5-3 Meanwhile Ostapenko served for the match but after coming from a point of closing it out Svitolina has broken her back to make it 4-5 in the second set Five match points wasted and broken with a double fault NO 1726 hrs IST:Qualifier Petra Martic has raced through the second set 6-2 to level her match against Magdalena Rybarikova Martic who was on the cusp of top-40 five years ago had to battle fitness and back injury concerns to get here She spent 10 months out due to a back injury prior to the French Open Her ranking in April stood at World No 662 She will be making serious inroads on Monday’s update but she would prefer a trophy with it we believe 1721 hrs IST: In boy’s singles? 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