Citymapper’s London travel card will expand to zones three and four

first_imgWednesday 23 October 2019 6:56 pm Share The pass interacts with the app to plan out journeys and act as a payment system. whatsapp London commuter app Citymapper is set to expand its contactless transport pass to more parts of the capital. “A lot of stuff is happening in this space, like e-scooters. “I don’t know what future regulation has been planned [for e-scooters], but I do believe they would de-facto expand the public transport system.” Citymapper has announced the pass will be expanded from today to also include zones three and four. Read more: Citymapper launches contactless travelcard The Citymapper Pass was introduced in February to cover travel on the Tube, buses, trains, Santander bikes and its own Citymapper Ride shared taxi service in zones one and two. The price of the weekly pass is cheaper than buying the same product from Transport for London (TfL). TfL are paid the shortfall by Citymapper. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.combonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comMedical MattersThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMedical MattersYourDailyLamaHe Used To Be Handsome In 80s Now It’s Hard To Look At HimYourDailyLamaDefinition24 Of The Most Hilarious Yard Signs Ever WrittenDefinitioncenter_img “It will be a more multi-model future and we want to make it as painless as possible,” he said. Ashtari said the pass will continue to expand to include different modes of transport in the future. Citymapper’s London travel card will expand to zones three and four However, Citymapper president and head of business Omid Ashtari said the pass was not losing money and that prices would only increase in line with TfL increases. “We’re super excited we have a business model that is working and is adding value to users’ life,” he said. Read more: Uber rival Kapten teams with Citymapper “Private cars are unsustainable and we really want to do something about it and we want cities to be easier to use.” Stefan Boscia whatsapp last_img read more

Petersburg could still see a limited cruise season this year

first_imgCoronavirus | Economy | Health | Southeast | TourismPetersburg could still see a limited cruise season this yearFebruary 12, 2021 by Angela Denning, KFSK – Petersburg Share:In 2015, a fishing boat passes in front of the French mega-yacht L’Austral, anchored in front of Petersburg in the Wrangell Narrows. (Angela Denning/KFSK)Petersburg, like other communities in Southeast Alaska, saw next to zero tourism last summer. But that might not be what’s in store this summer for all communities. Despite a Canadian ban on cruise ships, Petersburg could still see regular visits from small cruise lines this coming season.Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/11SmallCruise.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Canada’s announcement will affect large cruise ships in the industry, which are mostly foreign-registered. Under U.S. law they must stop at one of Canada’s docks when heading to Alaska.But for the town of Petersburg, which sees a lot of smaller cruise ships, it may not have much impact.“Fortunately, most of the small ships that come into Petersburg are US flagged vessels,” said Dave Berg, co-founder of the travel agency Viking Travel in Petersburg. He books tourist trips all over Alaska and helps coordinate the local cruise visits.Shallow waters near Petersburg limit the size of ships, and the smaller vessels that can get in usually are American. As of mid-February, there were still seven cruise ships slated for 85 port calls in Petersburg between mid-May and mid-September. They plan to carry between 45 to 140 passengers each. However, Berg says, the ships probably won’t be traveling at their full capacity.“Not only to allow for some social distancing but to reduce crew numbers on board and to have some cabins available to allow people to quarantine should they be having symptoms,” he said.That’s the plan, anyway. This time last year many cruises were scheduled but didn’t end up happening. The only cruise line that attempted a voyage in the region – Uncruise — canceled its trip after a passenger tested positive.“Last year, we virtually had nothing,” Berg said.He believes this summer will be better. Cruise lines are touting stricter protocols, with some even requiring vaccinations for passengers and staff. Berg says those cruise lines cater to an older population who should be able to get vaccinated by the summer season. Also, he says vaccinations should have spread throughout the region’s residents.“As we get closer to the season we are going to be more confident in that there won’t be a lot of COVID spread from visitors coming to the community,” Berg said.One company that’s still in limbo as to whether they can make the season work is Victory Cruise Lines. They planned to debut a Southeast cruise running from Vancouver, BC to Sitka. Company representatives met with Petersburg’s borough administration Feb. 3 to talk about their mitigation plans, which included mandatory vaccinations. They were scheduled to have about 140 passengers spend most Saturdays in July and August in Petersburg. However, after the Canadian announcement the regional cruise it’s up in the air.In an emailed statement to KFSK, CEO John Waggoner said, “We continue working with government officials, fellow cruise lines as well as travel partners and look forward to returning to cruising when policies allow. ”Berg says there’s an effort to get Congress to grant temporary waivers to the Jones Act, which is the federal law requiring foreign vessels to stop in Canada.“I’ve seen some letters; there’s definitely talk,” Berg said. “Our senators are researching and they’ve been approached by communities along the way that this is going to be devastating to the Alaska visitor industry.”In the meantime, places like Petersburg that see smaller cruise ships and more independent travelers could expect some sort of tourist season. Berg says there’s a trend for family-sized groups looking to get away from the crowds during the pandemic.“People are asking about those types of experiences rather than being on a bus that goes into Denali for instance, with a bus load of people,” he said. “Folks are looking for more opportunity to be able to be in a small group.”Some towns like Petersburg also have COVID laws in place for visiting ships. Petersburg’s mandate requires captains to get pre-approval from the public health officer with the emergency operations center before docking. The mandate is up for a possible extension at the end of February.The Centers for Disease Control still recommends people avoid cruises worldwide.Share this story:last_img read more

Charge dropped against white woman who called police on Black bird-watcher

first_imgChristian Cooper declined comment on the case when reached by NBC News on Tuesday. AdvertisementTags: Central Parkcharges droppedNew York White Catholic school headmaster on leave for telling Black boy to kneel & apologize ‘the African way’ March 25, 2021 Advertisement RELATEDTOPICS Sikh boys harassed, attacked by older teens at mall June 6, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments AdvertisementCooper’s case made national headlines in late May when she came upon bird-watcher Christian Cooper while walking her off-leash dog in Central Park.Christian Cooper, who is not related to Amy Cooper, asked the woman to put her dog on a leash and offered the dog a treat before she called the police.Christian recorded the encounter. Woman accused of having sex with New York teen after meeting online April 1, 2021 Advertisement NEW YORK / NBC News — The criminal case against a white woman caught on video calling police to claim a Black bird-watcher was threatening her in Central Park was dropped Tuesday.Amy Cooper, who was accused of falsely reporting an incident in the third degree, is no longer facing charges from prosecutors in Manhattan Supreme Court, NBC News reported.Cooper has completed five “psychoeducation and therapy” sessions that helped her “appreciate that racial identities shape our lives” and that “we cannot use them to harm ourselves or others,” Assistant District Attorney Joan Illuzzi said.“Ms. Cooper’s therapist reported that it was a moving experience and that Ms. Cooper learned a lot in their sessions together,” the prosecutor added. “Having completed the restorative justice program to our satisfaction, we now move to dismiss.” Nor’easter could bury New York City in up to 2 feet of snow February 1, 2021last_img read more

U.S. President Biden’s Remarks Before Signing Executive Actions on Tackling Climate Change, Creating Jobs

first_imgU.S. President Biden’s Remarks Before Signing Executive Actions on Tackling Climate Change, Creating Jobs The White HouseState Dining Room1:37 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. I know the press has just had a long session with — with the team here about what I’m going to be talking about today and this afternoon.And let me just start by saying, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the three people standing next to me here for what they’ve agreed to do to help, particularly my best buddy, John Kerry. Asking a former Secretary of State to come back and do this has been a — I know it was a big ask on the part of myself. I was going to — I was going to blame Kamala for it as well, but for both of us.THE VICE PRESIDENT: Why not? (Laughs.)THE PRESIDENT: And — but John has been deeply involved; the Secretary has been deeply involved in climate issues as a senator and one of the leaders, legislatively, as well. And I don’t think anybody knows more about the issue and the damage that’s been done by some of the executive orders of the previous administration.And Gina — you run everything, Gina. Thank you very much.Let me get to it. Today is “Climate Day” at the White House and — which means that today is “Jobs Day” at the White House. We’re talking about American innovation, American products, American labor. And we’re talking about the health of our families and cleaner water, cleaner air, and cleaner communities. We’re talking about national security and America leading the world in a clean energy future.It’s a future of enormous hope and opportunity. It’s about coming to the moment to deal with this maximum threat that we — that’s now facing us — climate change — with a greater sense of urgency. In my view, we’ve already waited too long to deal with this climate crisis and we can’t wait any longer. We see it with our own eyes, we feel it, we know it in our bones, and it’s time to act.And I might note, parenthetically: If you notice, the attitude of the American people toward greater impetus on focusing on climate change and doing something about it has increased across the board — Democrat, Republican, independent.It’s — that’s why I’m signing today an executive order to supercharge our administration ambitious plan to confront the existential threat of climate change. And it is an existential threat.Last year, wildfires burned more than 5,000 acres in the West — as no one knows better than the Vice President, a former Senator from California — an area roughly the size of the entire state of New Jersey. More intense and powerful hurricanes and tropical storms pummeled states across the Gulf Coast and along the East Coast — I can testify to that, from Delaware. Historic floods, severe droughts have ravaged the Midwest. More Americans see and feel the devastation in big cities, small towns, coastlines, and in farmlands, in red states and blue states. And the Defense Department reported that climate change is a direct threat to more than two thirds of the military’s operational critical installations. Two thirds. And so this could — we could — this could well be on the conservative side.And many climate and health calamities are colliding all at once. It’s not just the pandemic that keeps people inside; it’s poor air quality. Multiple studies have shown that air pollution is associated with an increased risk of death from COVID-19. And just like we need a unified national response to COVID-19, we desperately need a unified national response to the climate crisis because there is a climate crisis.We must keep — we must lead global response because neither challenge can be met, as Secretary Kerry has pointed out many times, by the United States alone. We know what to do, we’ve just got to do it.When we think of climate change, we think of it — this is a case where conscious and convenience cross paths, where dealing with this existential threat to the planet and increasing our economic growth and prosperity are one in the same. When I think of climate change, I think of — and the answers to it — I think of jobs.A key plank of our Build Back Better Recovery Plan is building a modern, resilient climate infrastructure and clean energy future that will create millions of good-paying union jobs — not 7, 8, 10, 12 dollars an hour, but prevailing wage and benefits.You know, we can put millions of Americans to work modernizing our water systems, transportation, our energy infrastructure to withstand the impacts of extreme climate. We’ve already reached a point where we’re going to have to live with what it is now. That’s going to require a lot of work all by itself, without it getting any worse.When we think of renewable energy, we see American manufacturing, American workers racing to lead the global market. We see farmers making American agriculture first in the world to achieve net-zero emissions and gaining new sources of income in the process.And I want to parenthetically thank the Secretary of Agriculture for helping to put together that program during the campaign.We see small business and master electricians designing, installing, and innovating energy-conserving technologies and building homes and buildings. And we’re going to reduce electric consumption and save hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in energy costs in the process.And when the previous administration reversed the Obama-Biden vehicle standard and picked Big Oil companies over American workers, the Biden-Harris administration will not only bring those standards back, we’ll set new, ambitious ones that our workers are ready to meet.We see these workers building new buildings, installing 500,000 new electric vehicle charging stations across the country as we modernize our highway systems to adapt to the changes that have already taken place. We see American consumers switching to electric vehicles through rebates and incentives, and the residents of our cities and townsbreathing cleaner air, and fewer kids living with asthma and dying from it.And not only that, the federal government owns and maintains an enormous fleet of vehicles, as you all know. With today’s executive order, combined with the Buy American executive order I signed on Monday, we’re going to harnessthe purchasing power of the federal government to buy clean,zero-emission vehicles that are made and sourced by union workers right here in America.With everything I just mentioned, this will mean one million new jobs in the American automobile industry. One million. And we’ll do another thing: We’ll take steps towards my goal of achieving 100 percent carbon-pollution-free electric sector by 2035. Transforming the American electric sector to produce power without carbon pollution will be a tremendous spur to job creation and economic competitiveness in the 21st century, not to mention the benefits to our health and to our environment.Already, 84 percent of all new electric capacityplanned to come onto the electric grid this is year is clean energy. Clean energy. Why? Because it’s affordable;because it’s clean; because, in many cases, it’s cheaper. And it’s the way we’re keeping up — they’re keeping up. We’re going to need scientists, the national labs, land-grant universities, historical black colleges and universities to innovate the technologies needed to generate, store, and transmit clean electric — clean electricity across distances, and battery technology, and a whole range of other things.We need engineers to design them and workers to manufacture them. We need iron workers and welders to install them. Technologies they invent, design, and build will ultimately become cheaper than any other kind of energy, helping us dramatically expand our economy and create more jobs with a cleaner, cleaner environment. And we’ll become the world’s largest exporter of those technologies, creating even more jobs.You know, we are also — we’re going to build 1.5 millionnew energy-efficient homes and public housing units that are going to benefit communities three times over: one, by alleviating the affordable housing crisis; two, by increasing energy efficiency; and, three, by reducing the racial wealth gaplinked to home ownership.We’re also going to create more than a quarter million jobs to do things like plug the millions of abandoned oil and gas wells that pose an ongoing threat to the health and safety of our communities. They’re abandoned wells that are open now, and we’re going to put people to work. They’re not going to lose jobs in these areas; they’re going to create jobs. They’re going to get prevailing wage to cap those over a million wells. These aren’t pie-in-the-sky dreams. These are concrete,actionable solutions, and we know how to do this.The Obama-Biden administration reduced the auto industry — rescued the auto industry and helped them retool. We need solar energy cost-competitive with traditional energy, weatherizing more — we made them cost-competitive, weatherizing more than a million homes.The Recovery Act of our administration — the last admin- — our admin- — the Democratic administration made record clean energy investments: $90 billion. The President asked me to make sure how that money was spent, on everything from smart grid systems to clean energy manufacturing.Now, the Biden-Harris administration is going to do it again and go beyond. The executive order I’ll be signing establishes a White House Office of Domestic Climate Policy. And it’ll be led by one of America’s most distinguished climate leaders, former EPA Director Gina McCarthy. As the head of the new office and my National Climate Advisor, Gina will chair a National Climate Task Force, made up of many members of our Cabinet, to deliver a whole-of-government approach to the climate crisis.This is not — it’s not time for small measures; we need to be bold. So, let me be clear: That includes helping revitalizethe economies of coal, oil, and gas, and power plant communities. We have to start by creating new, good-paying jobs, capping those abandoned wells, reclaiming mines, turning old brownfield sites into new hubs of economic growth, creating new, good-paying jobs in those communities where those workers live because they helped build this country.We’re never going to forget the men and women who dug the coal and built the nation. We’re going to do right by themand make sure they have opportunities to keep building the nation and their own communities and getting paid well for it.While the whole-of-government approach is necessary, though, it’s not sufficient. We’re going to work with mayors and governors and tribal leaders and business leaders who are stepping up, and the young people organizing and leading the way. My message to those young people is: You have the full capacity and power of the federal government. Your government is going to work with you.Now, today’s executive order also directs the Secretary of the Interior to stop issuing new oil and gas leases on public lands and offsh- — and offshore waters, wherever possible. We’re going to review and reset the oil and gas leasing program.Like the previous administration, we’ll start to properly manage — unlike it, we’re going to start to properly manage lands and waterways in ways that allow us to protect, preserve them — the full value that they provide for us for future generations.Let me be clear, and I know this always comes up: We’re not going to ban fracking. We’ll protect jobs and grow jobs, including through stronger standards, like controls from methane leaks and union workers in — willing to install the changes.Unlike previous administrations, I don’t think the federal government should give handouts to big oil to the tune of $40 billion in fossil fuel subsidies. And I’m going to be going to the Congress asking them to eliminate those subsidies.We’re going to take money and invest it in clean energy jobs in America — millions of jobs in wind, solar, and carbon capture. In fact, today’s actions are going to help us increase renewable energy production from offshore wind and meet our obligation to be good stewards of our public lands.It establishes a new, modern-day Civilian Climate Corps — that I called for when I was campaigning — to heal our public lands and make us less vulnerable to wildfires and floods.Look, this executive order I’m signing today also makes it official that climate change will be at the center of our national security and foreign policy.As Secretary Kerry — as our Special Presidential Envoy for Climate — with him, the world knows how serious I am about one of America’s — by appointing one of America’s most distinguished statesmen and one of my closest friends, speaking for America on one of the most pressing threats of our time. John was instrumental in negotiating the Paris Climate Agreement that we started to — that we rejoined — this administration rejoined on day one, as I promised.And today’s executive order will help strengthen that commitment by working with other nations to support the most vulnerable to the impact of climate change and to increase our collective resilience. That includes a summit of world leaders that I’ll convene to address this climate crisis on Earth Day, this year.In order to establish a new effort to integrate the security implications of climate change as part of our national security and risk assessment and analysis will also be included.With this executive order, environmental justice will be at the center of all we do addressing the disproportionate health and environmental and economic impacts on communities of color — so-called “fenceline communities” — especially those communities — brown, black, Native American, poor whites. It’s hard — the hard-hit areas like Cancer Alley in Louisia- — Cancer Alley in Louisiana, or the Route 9 corridor in the state of Delaware.That’s why we’re going to work to make sure that they receive 40 percent of the benefits of key federal investments in clean energy, clean water, and wastewater infrastructure. Lifting up these communities makes us all stronger as a nation and increases the health of everybody.Finally, as with our fight against COVID-19, we will listen to the science and protect the integrity of our federal response to the climate crisis.Earlier this month, I nominated Dr. Eric Lander, a brilliant scientist who is here today, to be the Director of the Office of Science and Technology. I also nominated another brilliant scientist, Dr. Frances Arnold and Dr. Maria Zuber, to co-chair the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology — so-called “PCAST” — that President Eisenhower started six weeks after the launch of Sputnik.It’s a team of America’s top scientists charged with asking the most American of questions: “What next? What’s the next big breakthrough?” And then helping us make the impossible possible.Today, I’m signing a presidential memorandum making it clear that we will protect our world-class scientists from political interference and ensure they can think, research, and speak freely and directly to me, the Vice President, and the American people.To summarize, this executive order — it’s about jobs — good-paying union jobs. It’s about workers building our economy back better than before. It’s a whole-of-government approach to put climate change at the center of our domestic, national security, and foreign policy. It’s advancing conservation; revitalizing communities and cities and in the fa– on the farmlands; and securing environmental justice.Our plans are ambitious, but we are America. We’re bold. We are unwavering in the pursuit of jobs and innovation, science and discovery. We can do this, we must do this, and we will do this.I’m now going to sign the executive order to meet the climate crisis with American jobs and American ingenuity. And I want to thank you all. I’m going to go over and sign that now.The first order I’m signing is tackling the climate crisis at home and abroad.(The executive order is signed.)This next one: Restoring trust in government through science and integrity and evidence-based policy making.(The executive order is signed).One more here. And this last one is the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology established.(The executive order is signed).I thank you all for your time. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:america, american, Arnold, california, Delaware, Earth, EPA, France, Frances, Government, Kerry, Louisiana, New Jersey, Paris, secretary of state, United States, White Houselast_img read more

Work starts at state-of-the-art Milton Park playspace

first_imgWork starts at state-of-the-art Milton Park playspace Construction has now started on a large scale, district play space at Milton Park, Macquarie Fields.The $1.26 million playspace project has been designed to a high standard of inclusivity and recreation, to create a functional, fun and attractive place for people.The 3500m2 district facility includes shade sails, water play equipment, picnic facilities, a large kick-a-bout area and accessible toilets.“The park will complement the recreation facilities within this location and make it a meeting point for families from Macquarie Fields and the surrounding region,” Mayor George Brticevic said.“It will meet the gold-standard for new playgrounds outlined in our State of Play strategy and be accessible to everyone in our community,” Cr Brticevic said.“I look forward to welcoming and celebrating with our community when we open this fantastic new playground,” he said.Other features of the new playground include:Slippery slideAccessible carouselInclusive swing setDouble cablewayPublic artTrampolinesSand playTower playPicnic seats and tablesPicnic sheltersDrinking fountainSandstone block seatsTree plantingLandscapingFencingLocal Aboriginal artists Aunty Susan Grant and Natalie Valiente,through the Campbelltown Arts Centre, will host workshops with local schools and childcare centres to inspire the public art and some of the play elements.The Milton Park Playspace Project is funded in partnership with the NSW Government through $200,000 from the Everyone Can Play program. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Aboriginal, Arts, bathroom, Campbelltown, Campbelltown City Council, childcare, community, Government, local council, meet, Milton, NSW, project, Sandstone, space, Waterlast_img read more

IOM Counts Excess of 131,000 Internally Displaced Persons in Northern Ethiopia Crisis

first_imgIOM Counts Excess of 131,000 Internally Displaced Persons in Northern Ethiopia Crisis IOM– Over 131,000 people are displaced in 39 accessible locations in Ethiopia’s Tigray region and neighbouring Afar and Amhara according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) ‘s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) survey, the first official data of this type on the crisis in Northern Ethiopia that began in November 2020.The data are not indicators of the total number of persons displaced due to the crisis, but rather represent only the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in sites accessible to DTM surveyors.Almost 70 per cent (91,046) are in Tigray, 26 per cent (34,091) are in Afar and 5 per cent (6,453) are in Amhara. Many displaced persons – including women and children – reportedly are in need of emergency shelter, food and access to clean and safe drinking water.Since the beginning of the crisis, IOM has been monitoring the humanitarian and displacement situation through its Emergency Site Assessment (ESA), an area-based assessment, which captures the number of displaced persons, their locations and needs. This new assessment was conducted from 22 December to 14 January, and the findings from this data collection exercise were released this week.The DTM gathers and analyzes data on population estimates, vulnerabilities, and the needs of displaced populations. In the three regions, IOM identified 30,383 displaced households.IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix will continue to expand its assessment coverage in the north so that the needs of more internally displaced persons can be assessed.Since 2018, the Displacement Tracking Matrix has been the official source for displacement numbers in Ethiopia. DTM works in collaboration with the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC).The ESA is conducted monthly to capture changes in the displacement dynamics and needs and is deployed in all accessible locations that reportedly host 20 IDP households or more. The information collected includes data such as population estimates, demographics, vulnerabilities, multisectoral needs and functionality status of infrastructure and services. This assessment captures detailed information through key informants, focus group discussions and direct observation.The assessment was conducted in Western, Northwestern, Southeastern and Southern zones of Tigray region, as Central and Eastern zones were not accessible during the time of data collection.IOM Ethiopia’s Emergency Site Assessment Round 2 Report can be found here.DTM assessment activities were funded by the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Germany. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Central, Commission, drinking water, Eastern, Emergency, Ethiopia, Europe, european, Germany, Government, Humanitarian, infrastructure, IOM, migration, southern, United Stateslast_img read more

Most Lyft rides in U.S. will be autonomous within five years

first_imgMotor Mouth: Is Uber pitching a pipe dream?Autonomous cars and ride-hailing will be essential to helping cities handle an influx of residents in the coming years as the world becomes more urbanized, he said. Once that happens, there will be less need for parking, freeing up space for parks and other uses, Zimmer added.Zimmer’s five-year prediction may be overly ambitious because the technology for cars that carry people on their own likely won’t be ready for at least a decade, said Timothy Carone, a Notre Dame professor and author of “Future Automation: Changes to Lives and to Businesses.”Instead, Carone predicts that operators in remote locations will take control of cars if they run into situations they can’t handle, similar to how the military pilots drones.“Cars in New York or driving on superhighways can be autonomous but be monitored by someone at an Uber or Lyft centre who can monitor many cars at once,” Carone said. Trending Videos Zimmer said autonomous cars will start out giving rides at low speeds, around 25 miles per hour, in limited areas with a number of restrictions. The cars also won’t be able to operate in bad weather.“As technology improves, these cars will be able to drive themselves in more and more situations,” Zimmer said.RELATED Within five years, a majority of Lyft’s rides will be in self-driving cars, the company’s co-founder and president predicted.John Zimmer also said that personal car ownership will come to an end because autonomous rides will become a cheaper way to travel than owning an automobile. He made the predictions in an essay on the future of transportation in urban areas.Technology, auto and ride-hailing companies are moving quickly toward self-driving vehicles. San Francisco-based Lyft is testing autonomous cars on the streets of San Francisco and Phoenix in partnership with GM. Its main competitor, Uber, is starting to carry passengers around Pittsburgh in autonomous cars with a human backup driver. Trending in Canada We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. See More Videos COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS advertisementcenter_img PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” The prospect of autonomous cars will change the business models for both Uber and Lyft, which now let riders use cellphone apps to summon independent human drivers with their own cars. It’s likely the ride-hailing companies would own the self-driving cars, which would cut their biggest expense – payments to drivers. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 See that pink moustache? You might see it around on more GM vehicles, thanks to the company’s new partnership with Lyft. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever ‹ Previous Next › RELATED TAGSNewsJohn ZimmerNew YorkPhoenixPittsburghSan FranciscoTimothy CaroneUnited Stateslast_img read more

Afternoon Brief, March 29

first_imgTrending Story:Constant Evolution Keeps California Wine Industry on Its ToesThe mantras to succeed, excel, and prosper continue to spark the $3 billion California wine industry as a world leader in production and sales, amid the challenges of potentially more frequent and severe drought patterns, plus increasing foreign and domestic product competition…Today’s News:USA Trade Tasting 2016 Toasts to Overwhelming SuccessGlobal leaders in the beverage trade industry came together this week to sample the best in beer, wine and spirits at USA Trade Tasting (USATT) in New York City…Saudi Land Purchases Fuel Debate Over U.S. Water RightsSaudi Arabias largest dairy company will soon be unable to farm alfalfa in its own parched country to feed its 170,000 cows…The Winners, Losers of El Niño in the WestEl Niño-related rain and snow falls last fall, winter, and early this spring have been on the sporadic side…Women for WineSense Winemaking Roundtable Will Present March 30th GM Leadership Development Panel at Rutherford HillCalifornia Growers Urged to Get Involved in Local Agencies’ Groundwater PlansTennesse House Passes Bill to Allow Groceries to Receive Wine EarlyCABs of Distinction Event to Discuss Wine Grape ClonesNapa Valley – and the Event That Changed Wine ForeverViña Concha Y Toro: Overlooked and UndervaluedBig Bag in a Box a Winner for Australia’s Accolade Wines as CHAMP Mulls ExitDeutsch Revamps U.S. Sales StructureNew Wine Research Lab in Nova Scotia to be Hub for Experts in Growing Industry‘Champ’ Not Just for ‘Champagne’, Authorities SayAmerican Craft Beer Exports Top $116 MillionWine Jobs:Production SupervisorWinesecrets – Sebastopol, CA, United StatesTasting Experience Sales AssociateJarvis – Napa, CA, United StatesWine Software Support RepresentativeMicroworks Technologies, Inc. – Napa, CA, United StatesMore Wine Industry Jobs…Feature Your Job Listing in the Afternoon BriefPeople:What the Araujo Family Did Next After Selling to Latour OwnerChâteau Margaux Director Paul Pontallier DiesTuesdays with Tastemakers – Rick MoonenQ&A with Blake Brown of Christopher Blake WinesWomen of Lodi’s Wine Industry: Elyse Perry of Bokisch VineyardsSommelier Talk: Daniel McCullough of Napa’s OenotriJoe Wagner Partners with Santa Barbara’s Alta Maria VineyardsNew Texas Wines Toast Music Legend Mickey GilleyNorth County Wine Grape Growers Vote in New Board MembersCalifornia Dreaming with Bonny Doon Winemaker Randall GrahmInterview: Hess Family Wine EstatesWednesdays with Winemakers – Rob CampbellAgustin Huneeus to Discuss Winemaking May 14, NapaQ&A with 3-Time NBA Champion Dwyane Wade, Wade CellarsBillionaire Koch Brother Will Sell 20,000 Bottles of Wine TAGSAgustin HuneeusCaliforniaChristopher Blake WInesConcha y ToroDwayne WadeHess Family WinesLodiSaudi ArabiaTennesseTexasUSATTwade cellarsWomen for WineSense Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Share Pinterest ReddIt Subscribe to the Afternoon BriefAdvertisement Home Afternoon Brief Afternoon Brief, March 29Afternoon BriefAfternoon Brief, March 29By Editor – March 29, 2016 19 0 center_img Email Previous articleWente Family to Be Honored at This Year’s International Chardonnay SymposiumNext articleForecasting & Millennial Behaviors Editor Linkedin Facebook Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more

LH feels the squeeze as Russia denies flight approval

first_imgBy Alex Lennane 28/03/2012 Embattled Lufthansa seems to be fighting on all fronts at the moment. If it’s not threatening the German authorities that it will leave the freighter business altogether if Frankfurt’s night flight ban continues, or negotiating its exit from Jade, it is lobbying to get better traffic rights in Russia.And not very successfully. It discovered on Friday that Russia would not give approval for 11 of its freighter flights to overfly Russia in its summer schedule, which began on Sunday.A spokesman confirmed that the decision would cost LH Cargo millions of euros, while adding that the flights would now need an extra 50 minutes flying time, and an additional stop at Almaty.“It is not a question of overflight fees, but simply of the right to overfly Russian territory… but we are of course in talks and hope to see an improvement at some stage,” he added.Those who believed that the German antitrust authority’s decision to allow Volga Dnepr to take a 49% share in Air Cargo Germany would help Lufthansa achieve its approval in a quid pro quo move were sorely mistaken. Russia is standing its ground. And now ABC no longer needs fifth freedom rights from Germany to the US, yet another negotiating tactic is off the table for LH.But, according to reports from Russia, the decision isn’t all about Lufthansa. Instead, it’s partly an attempt to gain some leverage over the EU for its ETS scheme. As a series of bilateral talks with individual EU countries starts, it is expected that LH won’t be the only carrier to be denied rights.However, a further consideration must be what damage this could do to the profitability of Russia’s own air transport businesses. OK, so Aeroflot Cargo and Volga Dnepr’s companies are safe if freighters are banished, or cargo carriers are forced to pay more by flying around Russia. But surely the Russian airports are hardly in favour of banishing flights from the EU? And what about fuel companies and maintenance organisations, which will hurt if flight rights are denied to European carriers?Another question would be whether this a cargo-only problem, or an across-the-board decision? Or perhaps simply an overflight decision? Because while LH was receiving its bad news on Friday, BA on the other hand received approval to fly a 747 between London Heathrow and Moscow Domodedovo in its summer schedule.BA had already announced the plan in September, but, according to ATW, Russia denied it had given approval. The dispute was apparently caused by the UK’s refusal for a Transaero flight on the same route. Transaero is now said to have approval, but only during the Olympics.If only the passenger flights gain approval, conspiracy theorists may wonder how much lobbying the influential Mr Isaikin is doing behind the scenes. He is presumably keen to cut back on cargo competition. But can the affected aviation businesses in Russia lobby harder?If so, perhaps the decision will be reversed, and LH is just the first to feel Russia’s (temporary) wrath against the EU. Which is clearly what it is hoping for. Russia does love to show its power though. Flights between it and Belarus were suspended briefly last week in another row over the number of flights between Moscow and Minsk.Whatever the reason behind the decisions, it would be fair to assume that airlines throughout the EU – and possibly beyond – should expect a bumpy ride on bilateral agreements in the near future.And for LH, it’s just one more in what seems to be an ongoing series of unfortunate decisions that have turned out badly for the carrier.last_img read more

Radebe to captain EP from flyhalf

first_img GoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Post by Craig Lewis ‘ Posted in News, Top headlines ‘  2648  57 ‘ ‘ 熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoWorld Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVSA Rugby MagUndoWatch: Kolbe makes Test players look amateur – Ugo MonyeSA Rugby MagUndo熱門話題不要被酵素騙了!在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ Former Sharks flyhalf Inny Radebe will captain the EP Elephants in Sunday’s clash with the Vodacom Bulls.The 26-year-old arrived in the Eastern Cape for a short trial a few weeks ago, and impressed coach Peter de Villiers to such an extent that he has now been handed the leadership reins.It has been a tumultuous couple of years for the former Sharks player, who found himself in the rugby wilderness after being released by the Durban side in 2018.Towards the end of last year, Radebe trained with the Springbok Sevens team hoping he could prove his worth, but struggled to adapt to the high intensity of the team’s training.However, he is enthusiastic about his chances of making his stay in the Eastern Cape permanent, and secured a place in De Villiers’ team for the start of the preparation matches.EP Elephants – 15 Riaan Arendse, 14 Josiah Twum-Boafo, 13 Christopher Hollis, 12 Sherwin Slater, 11 Qeutyne Oerson, 10 Inny Radebe (c), 9 Luvo Claasen, 8 Luigi van Jaarsveld, 7 Anele Lungisa, 6 Cyril-John Velleman, 5 Mncedisi Diwengu,4 Athenkosi Manenze, 3 Lupumlo Mguca, 2 Robin Stevens, 1 Lyle Lombard.Subs: 16 Sithembiso Befile, 17 Siyakubonga Nzuzo, 18Emile Klassen, 19 Ronald Sheckle, 20 Arnold Kleyne, 21 Diego Williams, 22 JoshAllderman, 23 Keanu Vers.center_img Hero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero Wars|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Radebe to captain EP from flyhalf ‘ Five one-cap Boks that could still represent South AfricaSA Rugby Magazine takes a look at five players who have only represented South Africa once but might do so again in the future.SA Rugby MagUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndosinoticia.com埃及艷後:她睡了全歐洲最強的男人,只為征服世界?sinoticia.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Published on February 24, 2021 Inny Radebe and EP coach Peter de Villiers BuzzAura16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayBuzzAura|SponsoredSponsoredUndo From the magazine: Jano Vermaak names his Perfect XVSA Rugby MagUndolast_img read more