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Manchester Airport cuts operations to one terminal | News

first_imgNewerWorld Travel Market Virtual arrives in London for first time From this date, all passengers will depart and arrive from this terminal and should not use terminals two and three. Passengers returning to Manchester after this date whose vehicles are parked in the terminal three multi storey car park will be contacted to advise them of this change.Karen Smart, managing director at Manchester Airport, said: “The coronavirus pandemic poses an unprecedented challenge to our airport and to our wider industry, but we are determined to provide passengers with the best possible service in the circumstances, ensuring both their safety and comfort.- Advertisement – “When it became clear that England would enter a second national lockdown, we moved quickly to put an appropriate plan of action in place, which will safeguard the continued operation of our airport during these uncertain times.”She added: “Changing our operation like this is not straightforward and I would like to thank our dedicated teams for their hard work in preparing for this scenario. “We will keep this decision under constant review and communicate any further changes to our customers.- Advertisement – “I would encourage all passengers who will be travelling through Manchester Airport this month to ensure that they are familiar with all of the guidance in place, both from the UK government and at their destination.”The UK government continues to advise against all but essential foreign travel and ignoring this guidance may invalidate travellers’ insurance policies.Passengers are advised to contact their airline if they have any queries regarding service availability. They are also encouraged to thoroughly read all guidance relating to coronavirus from both the UK government and the authorities in their destination before travelling. OlderTravellers from Denmark barred from entry to UK With England returning to a national lockdown for a minimum period of four weeks, Manchester Airport is moving all its operations into terminal one in response to the drop in passenger numbers. The move will come into effect from Wednesday and remain in place until further notice. – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Arc Pulse reinvented iPhone 12 case blends with your phone’s simple, elegant design » Gadget Flow

first_img– Advertisement – The Arc Pulse reinvented iPhone 12 case blends with your smartphone’s aesthetic. Simple and elegant in its design, it won’t take away from the beauty of your iPhone 12. In fact, this essential iPhone case ensures you get the smartphone experience you desire and deserve. Furthermore, compatible with the iPhone 12 series, it ensures you can interact with your phone naturally. It gives you the feel of your iPhone 12 without a case by preserving how the surgical-grade stainless steel band and precision-milled matte glass back interact with your fingertips. Finally, this reinvented iPhone 12 case truly protects your phone thanks to its high-tech materials and manufacturing techniques. Its two-piece, dual-layer protection design uses aerospace-grade titanium and aluminum to distribute shocks across the surface of the Arc Pulse. And its shock-absorbent, custom-engineered inner layer fully absorbs impacts. Arc Pulse protects the front, back, and camera of your iPhone.last_img read more

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Newiss kid in town

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Bottas wins dramatic Austrian opener

first_imgTopics : Esteban Ocon, who last raced in 2018, took eighth for Renault on his return while Antonio Giovinazzi bagged ninth for Alfa Romeo and Sebastian Vettel, who had another nightmare, completed the top 10 for Ferrari.Canadian Nicholas Latifi was the last car running with 11th for Williams.There was drama even before the race when stewards performed a U-turn after a Red Bull challenge and dropped Hamilton from the front row to fifth on the grid for a qualifying error.That also promoted Red Bull’s Max Verstappen to the front row alongside Bottas.Any hopes the Dutchman had of completing a hat-trick of Austrian wins disappeared when he suffered an early technical problem and became the season’s first retirement.”I think it would have been an easy podium and third would have been a decent start to the season but what can you do?,” he said.Safety carThe first safety car was deployed when Haas’s Kevin Magnussen spun off on lap 26 and it then came out again when George Russell parked up his stricken Williams.The third was after Kimi Raikkonen’s Alfa Romeo turned into a three-wheeler, a loose wheel bouncing off and across the track.Bottas had Hamilton in his mirrors soon enough but the Briton was handed a five-second time penalty for causing a collision with Red Bull’s Alex Albon while defending second place.The Thai spun off into the gravel, his podium hopes gone.”It’s not been a great weekend for me, yesterday was entirely my fault and to get a penalty today… it is what it is,” said Hamilton.Leclerc, whose team had struggled in qualifying with Vettel failing even to make the top 10, moved up to third against all expectations — which became second after the chequered flag.”It feels like a victory today,” said the Monegasque.Perez, who ran as high as third, lost out to Norris two laps from the end but the Mexican was already carrying a time penalty for speeding in the pit lane.Anyone who had feared Mercedes enjoying a race of their own, after dominating practice and qualifying, need not have worried. They fretted over gearbox sensors and possible kerb damage as he race wore on.The second race is at the same circuit next weekend, another Formula One first.  Norris, at 20 the youngest driver in the race and now the youngest Briton to stand on an F1 podium, also claimed a bonus point for fastest lap.The race, on a sunny afternoon at the scenic Red Bull Ring was behind closed doors — a Formula One first — due to the COVID-19 pandemic that had put the season on hold since March.The drivers gathered on the grid before the start in a show of unity against racism, with Hamilton and 13 others taking a knee in solidarity.Spaniard Carlos Sainz made it a double points haul for McLaren in fifth, with Sergio Perez sixth for Racing Point and Pierre Gasly seventh for AlphaTauri.center_img Formula One came back with a bang on Sunday as Finland’s Valtteri Bottas won a dramatic Austrian season-opener for champions Mercedes in a race with only 11 finishers and no spectators.Charles Leclerc finished a surprise second for struggling Ferrari with McLaren’s Lando Norris celebrating his first F1 podium after a time penalty dropped Mercedes’ six-times world champion Lewis Hamilton to fourth.”I managed to keep it together and control the race from my side and it’s a good start to the season,” said Bottas, who started on pole position and had to keep his cool through three safety car periods.last_img read more

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Egypt’s blossoming trade in fragrant jasmine flowers

first_imgThe white petals, plucked from densely-packed rows of chest-high green bushes of “royal jasmine” – Jasminum grandiflorum – burst out of her wicker basket.During the harvest season from June until November, picking begins around midnight and finishes a few hours after dawn each day.It is a tough job, but a hard-working picker can harvest as much as five kilograms of petals a day.While it is cooler to work after dark, the key reason harvesting is done at night is because it is only then that the flowers fully open. “You really need to concentrate on looking for the blossoming flowers,” Mehanna said. “We leave the closed ones for the following day.”After dawn, she swaps her headlight for a hat to shade her from the burning sun.Petals to pasteEgypt and India dominate the production of jasmine extract for perfumes, making up around 95 percent of supply, according to the International Federation of Essential Oils and Aroma Trades (IFEAT).Jasmine trade is estimated to pull in some US$6.5 million annually for Egypt, providing income to around 50,000 people, IFEAT says.In Egypt, more than 90 percent of jasmine fields are in Gharbiya governorate, fed by the rich minerals and waters of the Nile, shortly before the river reaches the Mediterranean Sea.Farming is concentrated in the neighbouring districts of Qutur – where the village of Shubra Beloula is located – and Basyoun, otherwise famous as the birthplace of Egyptian and Liverpool football star Mohamed Salah.On either side of a dusty road are lush green fields dotted with gleaming white flowers.Early in the morning, the pickers unload their baskets into crates, which are then stacked high onto pickup trucks and taken for processing.The Fakhry essential oils factory handles around 70 percent of the region’s floral production.One of the first steps is to compress and grind the delicate blossoms down.From that paste, the precious scented oils can be extracted by distillation.”This was the first essential oils factory established in Egypt,” factory floor manager Badr Atef told AFP, as he supervised the weighing and handing over of petal-packed crates.Tough workThe scent of flowers is intense.According to Atef, factory owner Ahmed Fakhry was inspired to farm jasmine when, as a young student in the 1960s, he visited the town of Grasse, the birthplace of French perfumes, on the Cote d’Azur.Returning to Egypt, Fakhry introduced his new perfume knowledge and set up commercial jasmine farming and processing.”Now 20 tons of jasmine flowers are picked daily” in Egypt, Atef said, estimating that some 400 hectares of the scented plant are farmed in the Gharbiya region.From all those flowers, some five tons of dense jasmine paste is finally produced each year.Egyptian farmers have long complained that the low production costs of their big rival India drive their prices down.But the economic impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic has been harder still, with demand dropping sharply, farmers said.Picking flowers is back-breaking work.”Stand in the sun for a couple of minutes, and you’ll see how hard this job is,” said 60-year-old picker Waafa, who refused to harvest flowers this year because prices were too low.Even on a good year, some pickers earn little more than a couple of dollars a day for hours of work, income Waafa slammed as “measly”.”Everything is expensive nowadays,” she said.But others say that jasmine-picking season is a time they enjoy.”The sweetness is when we’re all together picking,” said Mehanna. “We swap stories and have fun.”Topics : At midnight, Eman Mehanna switches on her headlamp and begins her day’s work picking jasmine flowers, as their powerful fragrance wafts far across the fields in Egypt’s fertile Nile Delta.Egypt’s Gharbiya region is the heartland of its jasmine harvest. The aromatic oils extracted for perfumes from here make up over half the global supply, according to international trade figures.”We have been picking jasmine since we were children,” Mehanna said, gathering blossoms by hand in the village of Shubra Beloula, around 100 kilometers north of the capital Cairo.last_img read more

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Swiss investors add CHF50bn of sustainable investments in a year

first_imgThe increased sustainable investment activity mainly fed into increased inflows to sustainable investment funds (+59%), while the assets in directly awarded mandates gained 2%.Many pension funds only started to use sustainability strategies last year, while others have only just started talking about doing so.Overall, the FNG survey found most asset owners were using exclusion criteria, norm-based screenings, and engagement in their sustainability strategies.One of the main drivers of the increased activity in sustainable investments was the establishment of the SVVK-ASIR platform in 2015 by seven major Swiss asset owners – many of which chose to join the FNG survey this year for the first time. Founding member Suva, the accident insurance fund, was the only one of the seven to already take part in 2016.The FNG report also gave an update on the SVVK-ASIR platform, confirming there was “a lot of interest” from pension funds wanting to join. The platform’s role includes developing strategies for its members, discussing exclusion lists, and helping with engagement.Asset owner respondents to the survey included heavyweights such as the public pension fund Publica, Pensionskasse Post, BVK, and the pension fund for the city of Zurich.French-speaking asset owners included the pension fund for the Red Cross and Red Crescent, and Geneva public pension fund Caisse de prévoyance de l’État de Genève (CPEG).See the survey in English here. The value of sustainable investments held by Swiss asset owners almost doubled in the past year, according to a survey by Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen (FNG).FNG – the association for sustainable investments in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria – reported that sustainable investments grew to CHF104bn (€95.8bn) as of year-end 2016, compared to CHF55bn a year earlier.The increase was in part due to Swiss asset owners being more willing to open up about their sustainable investment strategies: The number of asset owners taking part in the annual survey of the Swiss sustainability investment market rose from four to 14.FNG has been looking into sustainable investments in the region since 2005. However, it was only last year that Swiss asset owners began to take part in the survey.last_img read more

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Los Angeles River Channel Wall Repairs Underway

first_imgU.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently awarded a contract for like-for-like repair of damaged embankment and levee toe within the Glendale Narrows section of the Los Angeles River Flood Control Channel at Reach 4D.In order to conduct the repair, a limited portion of the channel will be dewatered. Approximately 3,000 square feet of vegetation and sediment will be removed to facilitate the dewatering process. A temporary access ramp into the channel will also be installed.This week the contractor, JF Engineering, was able to mobilize into the lot off of Rigali Ave. Security fencing was set up on top of the levee, Conex boxes were placed in the staging area, and HESCOs were opened up to allow for access ramp construction.Also, the access ramp was constructed this week and the excavator has begun to remove derrick stone located along the levee toe to allow for the dewatering barriers to be installed.The Corps biologist also completed the pre-construction surveys for Endangered Species Act-listed wildlife species in the project area.According to the Corps, the construction period will last approximately 5 months.[mappress mapid=”24214″]last_img read more

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Marriage is the most effective weapon to fight child poverty

first_imgLifesite News 13 Sep 2012A new study shows marriage is good for children’s material prosperity, as well as their emotional and spiritual growth.“The U.S. is steadily separating into a two-caste system with marriage and education as the dividing line,” Heritage Foundation researcher Robert Rector wrote in the study, “Marriage: America’s Greatest Weapon Against Child Poverty.”Being in an intact home reduces a child’s chances of living in poverty by 82 percent. While 37 percent of children in unmarried families were below the poverty level, less than seven percent of children in  homes with both a mother and a father suffered the same fate.Even when comparing equally well-educated families, marriage boosted a child’s chance of living above the poverty line by 75 percent. The income gap held true among all ethnic groups.….“Being married has roughly the same effect in reducing poverty that adding five to six years to a parent’s education has,” wrote Rector, who is a senior research fellow at the D.C.-based conservative think tank.His findings challenge dominant stereotypes about illegitimacy. Although 40 percent of births now take place outside wedlock, only 7.7 percent occurred to girls under age 18. The vast majority of such children are born to women in their 20s.“In the high-income third of the population, children are raised by married parents with a college education,” Rector found, but “in the bottom-income third, children are raised by single parents with a high school degree or less.”The nation’s fractured marriage cost all Americans, with welfare programs to single-parent homes costing taxpayers $330 billion annually – $30,000 for each American.Rector’s findings confirm a host of social science data reported by experts ranging from Dr. Brad Wilcox at the University of Virginia, to Charles Murray of the American Enterprise Institute, to a recent article published in the New York Times.http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/marriage-is-the-most-effective-weapon-to-fight-child-poverty-study-findslast_img read more

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Sunman Man Arrested for Child Molesting

first_imgDearborn County-Earlier this week, the Indiana State Police arrested a Sunman, Indiana man on multiple counts of child molesting after a six month long investigation.The investigation began in October 2017 after Indiana State Police Detectives were notified that Dickie D. Gould, age 84, Sunman, Indiana had allegedly molested a female juvenile two or three years prior on multiple occasions at his residence in Ripley County and another residence in Dearborn County.  Gould was also alleged to have showed the juvenile pornographic images while they were at his residence.As a result of the investigation, a warrant was issued out of Ripley County, Indiana for the arrest of Dickie Gould on one felony count of Dissemination of Harmful Material to a Minor.  He was arrested on that charge earlier this month.  The investigation then led to a warrant being issued out of Dearborn County for the arrest of Gould on four felony counts of Child Molesting.Gould was arrested on April 24th, 2018 on the Dearborn County warrant.  He was taken into custody at his residence without incident.  He was incarcerated at the Dearborn County Jail pending his initial appearance in the Dearborn Circuit Court.The investigation is ongoing.last_img read more

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VIDEO: Lyon beats Wolfsburg for fifth straight Women’s UCL

first_imgOlympique Lyonnais Feminin maintained its dominance of Europe beating German power Wolfsburg 3-1 in Spain on Sunday in the UEFA Women’s Champions League final for its fifth consecutive continental title. Lyon, which has won seven of the last 10 Champions League crowns, also beat Wolfsburg in the finale in 2016 and 2018. Veteran French World Cup striker Eugénie Le Sommer opened the scoring for Lyon Sunday in the 25 minute, slotting her own rebound past Friederike Abt after the Wolfsburg keeper saved Le Sommer’s initial shot: Loading… Wolfsburg made it interesting, though, cutting Lyon’s advantage in half on a goal by Alexandra Popp with more than a half-hour left to play. The Japanese midfielder got a little fortunate when Wolfsburg’s Ingrid Syrstad Engen poked the ball off the foot of teammate Amel Majri and directly to her, but there was nothing lucky about Kumagai’s long-range, left-footed effort:center_img Lyon looked as though it would roll to victory when it doubled its advantage on the stroke of halftime through Saki Kumagai. Promoted ContentThe Best Cars Of All Time8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthHere Are The Best Movies Since 1982 You Should Definitely See7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterMeghan And Harry’s Royal Baby: Everything You Need To KnowBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindFascinating Ceilings From Different CountriesEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopBeautiful Mutations: 15 Staggering Photos Of HeterochromiaTop 10 Most Populated Cities In The World Read Also: Wantaway Messi shuns pre-season Coronavirus  test The two-time European champions never got any closer than that, though, with Lyon substitute Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir putting the match out of reach with just two minutes of regular time to go. Following a failed clearance off a Lyon corner kick, the Iceland international and former Wolfsburg player stayed onside, extended her leg and redirected Le Sommer’s wicked shot past Abt to clinch the trophy: FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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