6 01 20

first_img“It was a tough 2017 and I need to take my calendar in a different way in order to be ready,” Nadal told the Mubadala World Tennis Championships website.“For this reason, I have sadly announced to the organisers and now to you fans that I won’t play this time in Abu Dhabi.”Spanish sports daily AS reported that Nadal had to halt his planned training schedule in his native Mallorca this week to seek medical attention in Barcelona due to the niggling knee injury.Nadal still plans on going for a 17th Grand Slam of his career in Melbourne next month.The Spaniard will be replaced by compatriot Roberto Bautista Agut for the six-man event over three days from December 28-30.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Nadal was forced to pull out of the 2017 season-ending ATP Masters last month due to a knee injury © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKMADRID, Spain, Dec 23 – World number one Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from his planned season opener at an exhibition event in Abu Dhabi due to lingering fitness concerns just three weeks ahead of the Australian Open.Nadal, 31, was forced to pull out of the 2017 season-ending ATP Masters last month due to a knee injury after an exhausting season in which he won the French and US Opens.last_img read more

17 09 19

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 1, 2017 –As part of continued investigation into the disappearance and subsequent death of Kevino Smith, today (Wednesday 1st January 2017), two men on Grand Turk and one on Providenciales, ages 24, 25 and 31 have been re-arrested on suspicion of Murder and Perverting the Course of Justice.  They remain in custody while the investigations are on ongoing. On Friday 6th March 2015, Kevino Smith was reported missing by his parents.  Following the report, a police investigation was launched.   As a result of extensive searches by the police and members of the community, his body was later found in the Breezy Brae area on Thursday 16th April 2015. Anyone with information surrounding Kevino Smith’s murder, location or any information relevant to this investigation is asked to call the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force at 911 or 941-4448 extension 81843 or 81837 or use the untraceable, anonymous Crime Stoppers Miami number at 1-800(TIPS) or 1-800-8477.  No names or numbers are requested, and only the information provided is passed on to the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force.Press Release: RTCIPF#MagneticMediaNews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

17 09 19

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, September 6, 2017 – Providenciales – It is certain now that parts of the Turks and Caicos Islands will get a direct hit from Hurricane Irma scheduled to impact overnight on Thursday.   I encourage all the residents and visitors of these islands to seriously prepare.   Do not take this hurricane likely – it is an unprecedentedly dangerous – a strong Category 5 hurricane with wind speeds up to 185mph and tide surge potentially up to 30 feet.   Please listen for weather advisories and heed the advice given by authorities.Residents of Salt Cay, and Middle Caicos I encourage you to take the advice of authorities in your area for evacuations, and those living in coastal areas should either move inland or to high floors.Ensure that your home is properly secured and your surroundings are cleared of any possible debris.    Those in flood prone areas are especially advised to take heed in securing your property.   Please make use of the Hurricane Shelters if you need to and have all that you may need at the shelter including food, clothing, toiletries, blankets, important documents, etc.   Be sure that you have enough food and drinking water for each member of your family to last at least a day or two after the storm, as electricity may not return immediately.   Fully charge all of your electronic devices including your additional/backup batteries.   Check to ensure your flash lights and lanterns are working and have spear batteries on hand. Remember to protect all of your important documents in water-proof containers.Keep battery powered radios with you and listen for advisories/updates, as they become available.We are a resilient people and will make it through and I pray for God’s protection over us during this storm.Press Release: Washington Misick (Leader of Opposition) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

14 09 19

first_imgBarney Feinberg is the President of the Kay Group – Life Balance Recruiters.  He is a Certified Life Coach who has merged Life Coaching with Executive Placement. He can be reached at bfeinberg@thekaygroup.com. You walk into work on Friday, getting ready for the weekend with your family. Sitting down at your desk you start your day, checking e-mail messages as you drink your coffee, milk no sugar.It is 9:15 in the morning when you get a call from the director of human resources to come into her office. A bell goes off in your head but you choose not to notice it. As you walk into her office you notice your boss on the other side of the desk. As you sit down in your chair you feel as if you are sinking and there is an unfamiliar anxiety covering you like a hot beach blanket, causing you to sweat. Then the words, “Today is going to be your last day….You have just been downsized.There is an initial shock, grasping for more to understand, as if there was a way to change the decision. An offer is made for severance after you sign some papers. You are then escorted to your desk to take your personal belongings; feeling like you were walking the last mile to oblivion with eyes staring at you, some comforted that it is not them, others wondering who’s next.You have been stripped of your perceived security, sent into the street with little to show for it and the uneasy realization that the mortgage payments never stop, your eldest son needs braces, and what are you going to tell your spouse who works part time without benefits? Is the Iceberg Melting?The most important thing to accomplish after being downsized is to realize your fear and understand that you can either use it as an asset or it will use you, causing a paralysis of action. For most of us, it is something to get rid of, an uncomfortable anxiety. We may succeed at times but it doesn’t just go away, it is something that can come back many times with many things triggering it, including my introduction to this article. It can take away our confidence and make us settle for less than we can achieve to live our dreams for a wonderful life.We can be great creators of fear, often projecting worst case scenarios that never happen. I work in the Empire State Building and after 9/11 I can tell you it was easy to create fear, worrying about future events. Worry is planning for failure and anyone in a successful business will tell you it is better to plan for success.Planning for success in the face of the unknown is where you want to be when finding your next career opportunity. You may be thinking, “That makes sense, but easier said than done, I have all these things to worry about.” When one is downsized it can be easy to worry, especially if you have a lot of financial responsibilities to meet. I am here to tell you planning for success takes your mind off of worry and with practice it becomes easier.How can we use fear as an asset? Speak to actors with stage fright; many rely on that energy from increased adrenaline to enhance the passion of their performance. They focus their attention on the actions they intuitively know they can perform, brilliantly!If you have recently been downsized, just noticing that you are worrying and planning for failure can help you choose to get back into planning for success. Success planning is a very powerful place to be that will lead you to action in finding your next career move.For those of you who are reading this article and working, yet understand that some day downsizing could happen to you, a friend, or family member, this is the perfect time to plan for success.This planning can be done every day and not just for your career but for every area of your life. It can be a short range plan that you can take action on immediately, such as going to the gym or getting to bed on time. It can be a long range plan that has milestones of accomplishment before you reach your goal such as losing 10 lbs. over a period of time or creating a Web site. The key is to make success planning a habit in every area of your life.There are many ways to find a new job: networking, job boards, direct company contact, and executive recruiters. Being in action by planning for success will bring the results you want much quicker with less stress. Deal with downsizing from strength not fear.last_img read more

5 09 19

first_imgState-owned telecom operators – Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) – are reportedly in talks with private players to share spectrum in a bid to reduce losses and improve their revenues.”We are talking to two-three private operators. We have unutilised spectrum in many locations, in different circles,” a senior BSNL official told Business Standard.While MTNL provides telecom services in Delhi and Mumbai, BSNL offers services in the rest of the country. Due to intense competition in the telecom space, both the public sector operators have been struggling, incurring huge losses for the past few years.BSNL had posted a loss of Rs 7,600 crore for the financial year ending 31st March 2015, while MTNL’s loss stood at Rs 745 crore in the first quarter of the current financial year.Sharing spectrum with the two government-owned telcos is expected to assist private operators to address rising call drop issues. It will enable them to use their spectrum efficiently.In a bid to address the growing furore over increasing call drops, the telecom regulator has recently recommended operators to provide compensation to users for each dropped call. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has asked the operators to offer a compensation of Re 1 for each call drop.With the government giving its green signal for spectrum sharing, many companies have intensified their talks for such an arrangement, said the BSNL official.Nevertheless, the government has to ease the spectrum cap limits in order to enable spectrum sharing between two major telecom operators.As per the existing rules, an operator is not permitted to have over 25% of the spectrum allotted to all operators “in a particular circle or more than 50% of spectrum assigned in a particular frequency band.”last_img read more

5 09 19

first_imgMeghan MarkleGetty ImagesThere may still be some tension between the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton and the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle. And it was on display at the christening of baby Archie.Kate Middleton appeared “ready to flee” in the official picture from Archie Harrison’s private christening, according to an expert. A photograph released by the palace showed new parents Meghan Markle and Prince Harry holding baby Archie surrounded by The Royal Family including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The image in question shows a Royal Family with nothing to hide. However, body language expert Judi James told MailOnline that Kate looked “ready to flee” in the image. Ms. James also described Prince William as looking like he was in “nightclub bouncer mode”.Ms. James said Kate’s “ready to flee” pose could show awkwardness or a desire to not “upstage” Harry and Meghan. The expert might be reading a little too much into a pose, but there have been reports of an alleged feud between Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle.  Meghan MarkleGetty ImagesHarry and Meghan’s decision regarding the godparents for baby Archie may not have helped things either. Ms. James added: “With a very relaxed and jolly-looking Camilla down one end of this pose, Kate sits at the other looking oddly self-diminished and prim, with her arms pulled into her torso and a part-smile on her face.She also said that given all the rift rumours, the rather ‘ready to flee’ tension in Kate’s pose could be seen as awkwardness but it could also show a desire to lower her own status signals and not upstage the happy couple, which is a very nice gesture on her part. We hope Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton are able to put aside their differences and work together.last_img read more

3 09 19

first_imgBangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) conducts a drive in Kamrangirchar to free Buriganga river on Wednesday, 6 February, 2019. Photo: UNBBangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) demolished 290 more illegal structures along the Buriganga river on Thursday, the third and final day of the second phase drive.With this, a total of 1,199 establishments were pulled down from the banks of the river in two phases of the drive.The BIWTA started the drive on the third day around 10:30am which continued till 4:00pm in Kamalbagh and Loharpool Chata Masjid area in Kamrangirchar.In the first-phase drive on 29-31 January, the authorities dismantled some 444 illegal establishments while the second-phase drive started on 5 February.The three-day third-phase drive will begin on 12 February.last_img read more

2 09 19

first_imgFoods that do not require cooking or refrigerationCan openerPlastic dishwareDry clothes and shoesBlanket/bedding for each personToiletriesVision productsHand sanitizerIf families are not evacuating, Sloan suggests filling bathtubs with water. This water, he said, could be boiled and used for drinking or used to flush toilets in case of a power outage.The Ready Campaign, a national public service campaign for emergencies, also encourages signing up for community warning systems, such as the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and the NOAA warning system, and bookmarking city websites for easy access to storm alerts. In Harris County, the information is available at Ready Harris. There, you can sign up to receive emergency alerts, download a hurricane checklist and access a map with evacuation routes.  You can also find your local Office of Emergency Management, here.  AP Photo/David J. PhillipJoe Rodriguez wades through floodwaters caused by Hurricane Ike as he abandons his stalled truck Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008 in Houston.What should I do during a hurricane?The Ready Campaign’s first tip is to take shelter in a storm-safe area, such as a windowless interior room or hallway on the lowest non-flooding floor.  The campaign also advises people to listen for storm alerts and emergency information.If told to do so, citizens should evacuate. However, the Ready Campaign urges people to follow the “Turn Around, Don’t Drown!” motto, which discourages anyone from walking, swimming, or driving through flood waters.What happens after the storm?Even when the storm is over, challenges still lie ahead. Here are some of the Ready Campaign’s post-storm tips:Wear protective clothing during cleanup in case of any dangerous debris or sharp edgesDon’t wade in flood water, which could also contain storm debrisContact loved ones via text or social media rather than calls, as phone systems are often down or busy right after stormsTake photos of any property damage for insurance purposesContact insurance companiesFor more information on what to do during and after a storm, visit https://www.readyharris.org/ Share Katie Hayes Luke for NPRAfter Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast in August 2017, the storm stalled over Houston and dumped as much as 60 inches of rain on some parts of the region.For those who are new to Houston, hurricane and storm preparation can seem intimidating. But even for Houstonians whose family has lived here for generations, it never hurts to have a few new storm tricks up your sleeve. In the midst of hurricane season, here’s what you need to know about handling a hurricane or tropical storm, starting with the basics. What counts as a hurricane?The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) uses the term tropical cyclone to describe a rotating system of clouds and thunderstorms that forms over a large body of water. There are several types of tropical cyclones, ranging from a tropical depression to a hurricane being the most severe.Tropical depressions have winds less than 39 mph. If the maximum sustained winds grow faster than 39 mph, the cyclone becomes a tropical storm. And a hurricane forms when the maximum sustained winds reach 74 mph. Hurricanes are then rated on a 1 to 5 scale, based on wind speed, with a 5 indicating “catastrophic damage will occur.”Hurricane season in the Atlantic runs from June 1 to November 30, as the majority of storms occur during that time period.  What is the difference between a hurricane warning and a hurricane watch?When listening to or reading storm coverage, you might hear the terms “hurricane warning” and “hurricane watch.” These terms, although similar, have certain distinctions. According to NOAA, when a hurricane watch is issued, it means hurricane conditions are possible. This is not as severe as a hurricane warning, which means that meteorologists expect hurricane conditions to occur. David J. Phillip/APA United States flag hangs outside a flooded home in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Monday, Sept. 4, 2017 in Houston.How can I prepare when I know a storm is approaching?Mark Sloan from the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management previously told Houston Public Media that he encourages Houstonians to fill their gas tanks before the storm hits.“During hurricane season, if your tank is half full, consider it empty,” Sloan said. Joe Brueggeman/Houston Public MediaA sign at Home Depot urges customers to stock up for potential storms.Sloan also urged Houstonians to put together a storm kit, which he said should last up to seven days. Here are some storm kit essentials, according to Sloan and an emergency packing list from Ready Harris.Radio (preferably hand-cranked so that it can charge other electronic devices as well)Driver’s license/IDInsurance and other important documents (either stored in a resealable waterproof bag, saved on a flash drive, or snapped in pictures on your phone)Water (one gallon per day per person)Non-perishable or canned foodsNote that some canned foods are perishablelast_img read more

31 08 19

first_img Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — A proposal has been put forward by the CAFE foundation that a network of small suburban airports should be developed in the future for the use of Suburban Air Vehicles. Citation: Suburban ‘pocket airports’ proposed (2010, December 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-12-suburban-pocket-airports.html An idealized pocket airport. Aircraft depicted are motor-gliders that have 50 foot wingspan. Image credit: CAFE Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency (CAFE) is a light-aircraft partner of NASA, and is running a US$1.65 million competition, the Green Flight Challenge, to find the best design for a short take-off personal aircraft that uses little fossil fuel, is cheap to run, and is quiet in operation. The competition will be judged in Santa Rosa, California in July 2011.CAFE envisages that Suburban Air Vehicles (SAVs) will become a common mode of transport in the future, with flights landing and taking off at small suburban “pocket airports.” (PDF) CAFE’s president, Dr. Brien Seeley, speaking at the Future of Electric Vehicles conference in San Jose, California earlier this month, said it was shocking that after a century of flight aviation has still failed to fulfill the dream of moving people fast, without needing roads.Dr. Seeley said the travel on the ground to and from airports often negated the time saved by flying, but having pocket airports to fly travelers to the main city airport from tiny suburban airports would considerably speed up the process. Passengers would fly in two to four-person SAVs operated (on autopilot) by air taxis or shuttle services. (Read: Puffin: the one-person electric aircraft (w/ Video)) This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. The Green Flight Challenge is NASA’s first step in developing a new infrastructure for aviation, featuring small auto-piloted aircraft. Challenge vehicles will need to operate safely and achieve at least 1.18 L/100 km fuel consumption. They will have a take-off distance of no more than 610 meters to clear a 15-meter obstacle, travel at 160 kph, and emit less than 78 decibels measured from 76 meters away. Each SAV would be equipped with parachutes. Dr. Seeley said he envisaged vehicles would be designed in future that did considerably better than the minimum requirements.Dr. Seeley said the SAV would offer pilots fast travel with a de-conflicted air highway through the sky taking them directly where they wanted to go. Flight paths would be coordinated via a central control system to avoid collisions. Dr. Seeley said the system would allow people to travel in 3-D instead of on the “insanity” of increasingly congested roads.CAFE has designs for a range of pocket airports, ranging from a 2-acre (0.8-hectare) single runway located in greenbelts just outside major urban areas and handling up to 120 operations an hour, up to a 12-acre (4.8-hectare) version with two sets of runways and parking for 320 ground vehicles. Flights would begin with a steep take-off to ensure the noise level was low enough by the time the SAVs reach the boundary.The Green Flight Challenge is expected to be followed by further competitions in 2013 and 2015, with higher prizes for the winner of each. The Green Flight Challenge sprang from the Personal Air Vehicle Challenge of 2007. © 2010 PhysOrg.com Puffin: the one-person electric aircraft (w/ Video)last_img read more

31 08 19

first_imgThe structure of the two-photon absorption material (left) and the variation of the convex shape depending on the irradiation time of a laser light (right). Credit: TechOn! This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Fujifilm will introduce 1TB optical disc in 2015 (2012, November 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-11-fujifilm-1tb-optical-disc.html More information: www.fujifilm.com/about/researc … /ff_rd056_005_en.pdf techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english/ … 20121113/250732/?P=2 © 2012 Phys.org Explore further (Phys.org)—Fujifilm is working on a new recording method for optical discs. It has developed the new method through the use of two-photon absorption in order to generate heat, and the report in TechOn! notes that this two-photon method is suited for multilayer discs. As the reaction caused by two-photon absorption can be limited to the small area of the focal point of a laser light, it is possible to increase the number of recording layers. The nuance is that Fujifilm has combined a two-photon absorption method with a “heat-mode recording” method. The latter refers to technology that makes the most of a phenomenon where a change is caused by applying a laser light with a high energy density to instantaneously increase the temperature of a minute area of a recording material. Two-photon absorption refers to the simultaneous absorption of two photons of identical or different frequencies to excite a molecule from one state to a higher energy electronic state. According to Fujifilm, the procedure can bring about a recording density of 25 Gbytes per layer, the equivalent to the recording density of a Blu-ray Disc (BD), in addition to 20 layers per side of a disc. A double-sided optical disc with a 1TB storage capacity is possible. Fujifilm foresees bringing a 1TB optical disc to market in 2015. Fujifilm simplified the manufacturing process by using “web coating” to form the recording, ultraviolet curable resin and adhesive material layers and sticking them together. With BD, spin coating and sputtering are needed for each layer.”It takes 147 seconds to form a four-layer BD,” the company said. “With our method, it takes only 58 seconds to form eight layers.”Overall, Fujifilm said that the new disc’s manufacture will be cheaper than BD discs currently available. The two-photon absorption disc has a cost as low as that of a magnetic tape. A company spokesperson said that, “We will continue the development of the disc with help from drive makers.”This new recording method potentially will realize a 15-Tbyte disc. “In the future, it will be possible to realize a 15-Tbyte optical disc (25 Gbytes/layer x 3 (eight values) x 100 layers x 2 (two sides),” Fujifilm said.Fujifilm was scheduled to discuss its latest results at the International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition 2012 in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, which wound down over the weekend. This year’s event was described as focusing on “the next technological innovations beyond digitalization.” Fujifilm Introduces DVD+R Double Layer Media; New Technology Doubles Existing DVD Recording Capacity to 8.5 GBlast_img read more