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first_img Lyft 3:07 Lyft got into the rentable scooter game last September. It first launched its scooters in Denver and since then has brought them to 15 other US cities. It’s one of about a dozen companies, including Bird, Lime, Uber, Skip and Spin, that now operate electric scooters in more than 100 cities worldwide.It hasn’t been all smooth rolling for Lyft’s scooters. As has been the case for most scooter companies, riders have alleged getting into accidents on the vehicles, and pedestrians have complained of scooter riders who disobey rules of the road. Lyft’s first batch of scooters also reportedly had a glitch that caused them to exceed local speed limits.  Share your voice Mobile Roadshow Scootering Electric scooters are now disrupting wrists, elbows and heads Lyft is rolling out its first electric scooters today The mad, twisted tale of the electric scooter craze Tagscenter_img Now playing: Watch this: Comment 1 Electric scooters in general are responsible for as many as 1,000 accidents per month. Riders have ended up in the emergency room and nearly 10 people have been killed in e-scooter accidents in the US. Hospitals around the country report daily injuries, some of which have been life-threatening or have left people permanently disabled. Many scooter companies are now building their own vehicle models with more of an emphasis on safety. Both Bird and Lime debuted new scooters this year, which the companies say have better wheels, suspension and braking systems. Uber also launched a new Jump scooter model this week, which has a bigger frame and brakes that engage both wheels.Originally published June 14, 10:12 a.m. PT. Update, 11:10 a.m.: Includes additional background information. Lyft wants you to think pink. Lyft Lyft is launching its own built-in-house scooter model, the company said on Friday. The first city to get the scooters is Denver, where they rolled out Friday morning. Lyft’s new scooter design has a 20% wider base, thicker wheels, longer-lasting battery, brakes that engage both wheels and a “more durable build,” according to the company. And, because pink is the company’s signature color, it also has pink wheels.”For the first time, Lyft scooters will also feature our iconic pink wheels, making it undeniably clear that scooters are central to Lyft’s vision for a future where cities are built around people, not private cars,” Caroline Samponaro, head of bike, scooter and pedestrian policy at Lyft, said in a statement. Electric scooters are sending scores of people to the…last_img read more

first_img Although Chinas economy has been covered as slowing down and affecting other countries, there is no denying its market is still massive. Over the past few years, Western countries and companies have mostly exploited that market by importing low-cost goods, but some argue Chinas consumer market is the place to be for small businesses.Deb Weidenhamer, the chief executive of $140m (£91m, €126m) firm American Auction told IBTimes UK the consumer market is still booming in China and Chinese consumer behaviour is very different to trends spotted in the US and UK.In China … no ones talking about the slowdown in the economy at all, she said. Chinese companies that we work with are paying as much as 30% more for salaries in the last six months and I think that for someone whos looking to sell into the Chinese economy, the emerging middle class is 300 million right now, its projected to be 600 million by 2022.Even if there is a slowdown in growth, the Chinese economy and consumer market is expanding very rapidly still, Weidenhamer said. Its …l mind boggling how much growth there is and how much market share there is yet to be had.Her firm helps small and medium enterprises (SMEs) enter the Chinese market by offering their products on the Chinese version of the online auction called iPai. Weidenhamer said that, not only the environment for small businesses in the UK, but also the situation in China is very encouraging.She said: In China, there is a concentrated effort to make foreign companies coming in and for that to be much more simple.The advantage of offering products to an emerging market in auction form is the firm simultaneously gathers information on the consumer behaviour. Weidenhamer discovered trends that contradicted what was going on in UK or US consumer bases.In the case of… Black Sheep Coffee, which is an organic coffee company here, we were testing their product and selling it at auction in China and one of the things we learned about that is that as an organic company, theyre packaging in plain brown paper bags but the Chinese consumer didnt like that, didnt understand that, she said. To them it meant that it was inexpensive when it comes in a brown paper bag. Closelast_img read more

first_imgGABRIEL CRISTÓVER PÉREZ / KUTTrey Murphy is a grad student in North Carolina, but he has dreams of owning land in West Texas. A few months ago, he was looking at real estate online and came across something strange.“I saw that there was this particular listing that was selling the surface estate, but not willing to sell the wind estate,” he says.Most people would have no idea what that means. But Murphy is originally from Texas, and, as luck would have it, he studies “energy geography.” He knows that in Texas, one tract of land can be owned in different ways by different people.“It is very common to sever the surface estate from the mineral estate,” he says.That means person A can own the surface rights to land, allowing them to build on the property or raise crops, while person B can own the subsurface or “mineral” rights to the property, allowing them to drill for oil.“My intuition,” says Murphy, “is that people are just applying the same logic to the wind.”He’s absolutely right. More and more land deals are being struck where the land rights are separated from the wind rights.“I’m working on one right now,” says Ken Norris, a real estate agent, auctioneer and former county judge in Terrell County, West Texas.People can make thousands of dollars a month in royalties from wind companies, he says, so they don’t always want to lose that option when they sell their land. But these kind of property deals are uncharted territory.“We’re just learning about this,” Norris says. “I’ve even called the [Texas Real Estate Commission] and the [Texas] Association of Realtors and this is something kind of new to them also.”So, is it legal?When it comes to property deeds “the only limitation is your imagination” says James Decker, a lawyer who owns a title agency in Stamford, Texas.Thanks to a Texas law dealing with mineral rights and surface rights, he says, it’s relatively easy to “separate” wind rights in land deeds. “A lot of times [the deed] will say, ‘Seller reserves the oil and gas and minerals lying in, on or under the property,’” Decker says. “So by that same token I’ll say, ‘Seller reserves the wind rights lying on or above the property.’”“It’s basically just the same lingo applied to a different type of energy context,” he says.That doesn’t mean there isn’t uncertainty over how wind rights really work.For one thing, Decker says, mineral rights have always been considered dominant over surface rights in Texas. Where do wind rights fall on that spectrum? No one knows.Murphy says a lot of conflict arises between surface and mineral rights owners in Texas. Now that there’s a new way of slicing and dicing properties in the state, we might expect even more of that.“I would always encourage land owners to look at their deeds and to make sure they know what they’re buying when they’re buying it,” he says.He says when he buys, he wants land with surface, mineral and wind rights intact.  Sharelast_img read more

first_imgMarjorie Kamys Cotera/Texas TribuneTexas State Representative Ron Reynolds says he will reach out to state officials because of his concern about potential health problems due to a recent oil well blowout incident near Missouri City.Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds said Friday he will reach out to state officials because of his concern about potential health problems due to a recent oil well blowout incident near Missouri City.The blowout happened on December 6 near the Texas Parkway and the Fort Bend Parkway Toll Road, and caused the dissemination of a gas called hydrogen sulfide.The Railroad Commission of Texas is the lead agency in the response to the incident and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is conducting “odor survey investigations,” according to a news release.The TCEQ began the investigations on December 7 and, according to their news release, as of December 13 the levels of hydrogen sulfide that had been detected were “below levels that would be a health concern or an immediate threat to public health and safety.”Reynolds, a Democrat who represents District 27, emphasized during a news conference that “the TCEQ has received numerous odor complaints.”Hydrogen sulfide can smell like rotten eggs or natural gas and the TCEQ notes “odorous levels are not necessarily harmful levels,” although they add that “persistent, strong odors have the potential to cause indirect, odor-related health effects such as headache and nausea.”An environmental quality expert said at the news conference that he is very concerned about the dissemination of the hydrogen sulfide and that it is much more than just an odor problem because the gas is toxic.The expert also said hydrogen sulfide is extremely acidic, very corrosive and very harmful to the human body.Reynolds said he will get in contact with top officials at the Railroad Commission of Texas and the TCEQ to convey his concerns to them. Sharelast_img read more

first_imgThierry Monasse, Pool Photo via APIranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif arrives prior to a meeting of the E-3 and Iran at the Europa building in Brussels on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. (Thierry Monasse, Pool Photo via AP)Major European powers sought Tuesday to keep Iran in a landmark international nuclear agreement after President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the pact and promised tough economic sanctions against Tehran.In one of a series of meetings, foreign ministers from Britain, France and Germany — signatories of the 2015 deal to stop Iran developing nuclear weapons — were to hold talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, amid concerns that the sanctions will also damage European business interests.“The U.K. and our European partners continue to view the nuclear deal as vital for our shared security, and remain fully committed to upholding it,” British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said ahead of the meeting in Brussels.“We will look at potential options for supporting continued sanctions relief for Iran to ensure we meet our commitments under the deal, as well as calling on Iran to continue to abide by the restrictions the deal places upon their nuclear program,” he said.Johnson also called on Washington “to avoid any actions that could prevent the remaining parties to the agreement from meeting their commitments under the deal – including delivering sanctions relief through legitimate trade.”Earlier Tuesday, Zarif said he had a “very good and constructive” meeting with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, who helps to supervise the U.N. Security Council-endorsed agreement.After an hour-long meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels, Zarif said he believed both sides were “on the right track” to make sure that the interests of the deal’s “remaining participants, particularly Iran, will be preserved and guaranteed.”Mogherini said “the aim” is to see how Iran and the Europeans “can coordinate actions” in order to preserve the deal.She said the parties are working on the principle of not dismantling something that works.“Then if you can improve on other things, other issues, you always have space for doing that,” she said.The EU’s executive arm, the European Commission, has been examining measures to counter the introduction of any U.S. sanctions that might harm European businesses and is expected to unveil them to EU leaders at a meeting in Bulgaria on Wednesday.Among them is the possible use of an EU “blocking regulation” which would, in essence, ban European companies from respecting American sanctions where those sanctions might damage EU interests, notably trade and the movement of capital.The regulation, which has been brandished as a threat in the past but never actually used, was drawn up more than 20 years ago and would have to be revised.It is unclear how well the measure could be enforced, given that big multinationals are likely to be doing more business in the U.S. than they are in Iran and may be unwilling to compromise that market access.The EU’s energy commissioner is also traveling this week to Iran to discuss strengthening European energy support to Iran.In Paris earlier Tuesday, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire held talks with French businesses which have important contracts in Iran.Le Drian expressed France’s “determination to fight” so that the U.S. decisions don’t hurt those companies that have invested in Iran. Major French companies from the aeronautical, pharmaceutical, energy and automobile sectors are operating in Iran.“We wanted to make very clear that we cannot accept the extraterritorial nature of the American sanctions,” added Le Maire, who said he wants the U.S. administration to grant waivers on certain activities by French businesses. Sharelast_img read more

first_imgBy Joi Thomas, Special to the AFROHomelessness is a pervasive problem across our nation.  In cities and suburbs across the country, people are living without permanent housing and this epidemic has not spared Baltimore County.According to the annual 2017 Point-in-Time homeless census, approximately 800 people are homeless in Baltimore County on any given night; of these individuals, 36 percent are living unsheltered on the street, in cars, or other places not meant for human habitation and 64 percent live in emergency shelters or transitional housing. Many of those affected are children.Salem United Methodist Church in Baltimore County decided to help combat the issue of homelessness. In 2005, Rev. Dr. Colin Phillips, founded the Night of Peace Family Shelter. Night of Peace is located in the lower level of Salem United Methodist Church in Windsor Mill, Maryland.“The doors of Night of Peace have been open for 12 years, offering nighttime shelter to homeless families. These families are referred by the Baltimore County Department of Social Services,” Muriel Gates, executive director of Night of Peace, said, “Night of Peace is one of a few family shelters that serves homeless families with children. We provide intensive case management services that focus on housing counseling and placement, other services include assessment and linkage and referrals that are provided by agencies and professionals.”Night of Peace is preparing for its fifth annual Joyful Noise concert on September 16, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., at Salem United Methodist Church, 7509 Windsor Mill Rd. Local churches and individuals will perform at an outdoor benefit concert to support the family shelter.  The event is family friendly and free of charge, however, donations are welcome. Guest performers include: Dr. Anthony Brown, Anissa Stewart, Victorious Voices of Set the Captives Free Outreach Center, and many more. The concert will be hosted by Yolanda Vazquez of Maryland Public Television.The Joyful Noise Concert helps the shelter fulfill its mission. Executive Director Muriel Gates said that the mission of the organization is multifaceted “Our primary mission is to help homeless families move towards independence and permanent housing. Our initial goal is to provide shelter first and create a road map to permanent housing. We are a sanctuary for displaced families, an emergency overnight shelter open from 4 p.m. to 8 a.m. daily; we provide breakfast, dinner, daytime snack, laundry and shower facilities and a cubicle with closet space; and case management services to assist with transitioning to permanent housing, employment and life skills with the end goal of living independently.”Gates made it clear that there are various reasons why persons can become homeless “Homelessness does not discriminate. Homelessness is the result of mental and substance abuse disorders, unemployment, divorce and separation, financial instability, military trauma, emotional abuse and neglect, domestic violence, school violence, bullying, sexual abuse and physical abuse,” she said.For more information about the concert go to read more

first_imgRelated posts:Costa Rica’s Supreme Court condemns prisoner torture allegations Latin America’s prisons in critical condition 16 killed in Guatemala prison fight, official says Nicaragua paroles 8,000 convicts to clear prisons President Laura Chinchilla signed a bill into law Tuesday establishing a mechanism to implement the United Nations’Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture.The protocol establishes an independent national body to prevent torture, cruel punishment and other degrading treatment of prisoners and other people deprived of liberty.“This is one more of many actions in the field of human rights that highlights Costa Rica on the international stage, and we hope that other countries also join, because torture, cruel treatment or sentences do not achieve credibility,” Chinchilla said.The unit, under the administration of the Ombudsman’s Office, will periodically examine the treatment of detainees and make recommendations to authorities on how to improve their conditions and treatment. The group also will make observations on current legislation and play an active role in its adaption to their recommendations.The mechanism will operate with “absolute independence and without interference by State authorities,” according to a statement from Casa Presidencial.“With this new law, our country complies with the obligations of the Optional Protocol and the recommendations of the United Nations for the prevention of torture, and once again situates Costa Rica in the vanguard and a position of leadership in Latin America,” said Justice Minister Ana Isabel Garita Tuesday at the Casa Presidencial.Garita added that the protocol could make recommendations on how to address Costa Rica’s prison overcrowding crisis.The bill was ushered through the Legislative Assembly by independent lawmaker Luis Fishman, who also attended the signing Tuesday. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

first_imgBurger King is back in Costa Rica just eight months after the former franchisee closed its operations here due to financial woes. The first restaurant of the U.S. fast food chain opened Wednesday in front of Parque de la Paz, south of downtown San José.Salvadoran business group JV de Centroamérica S.A., the new owner of the franchise, has announced plans to open 10 more restaurants in the coming months. The group will operate in Costa Rica under the corporation Alimentos Exclusivos BK Costa Rica. The company confirmed two more restaurants will open in the next two weeks in Guadalupe and Tibás, north of the capital.JV de Centroamérica S.A. also operates Juan Valdez coffee shops here and the Burger King franchise in El Salvador.In a news release, the company said it had hired 85 employees and expected to end the year with some 100 employees. Some 70 percent of those employees had previously worked at BK restaurants, the company reported.Burger King Costa Rica: Chapter 1This is the second attempt to successfully establish the Burger King franchise in Costa Rica. Burger King Corporation U.S. (BKC) closed its 29 restaurants in Costa Rica last Oct. 5 and dismissed all 434 employees. Former franchisee BK Costa Rica attributed the decision to “a disagreement on how to run the business with BKC US, which also is a shareholder of local operations.”The parent company said in a press release at the time that BK Costa Rica was operating the brand illegally since its contract had expired in September 2014. The corporation also said it looked forward to returning to Costa Rica soon.Besides failing to pay franchise rights, the first BK Costa Rica’s closure followed problems with liquidity and accumulated debt, including more than ₡300 million (some $550,000) owed in taxes and social security payments.The Foreign Trade Ministry tried unsuccessfully at the time to mediate between the parent company and BK Costa Rica to prevent the closure. After the franchise’s exit, other fast food companies, including McDonald’s and KFC, bought several of the Burger King locations.BK Costa Rica wasn’t the only fast food franchise to close shop last year: In January, Wendy’s closed its local operations and dismissed 110 employees. In a news release posted at the time on its Facebook page, the company blamed the excess of fast food restaurants in the country, which spiked dramatically in the last five years.“Currently, Costa Rica is the third country in the world with more restaurants per square kilometer,” the company said at the time. Wendy’s had been in Costa Rica for eight years.Sector recoveryThe return of Burger King indicates a recovery of the fast food market following a spate of closures. Besides Wendy’s, Domino’s Pizza and Bagelmen’s also exited Costa Rica in recent years. According to daily La Nación, KFC plans to open three to five restaurants a year over the next five years.McDonald’s opened two new locations this year, in Heredia and Cartago provinces, bringing its presence in the country to more than 100 locations.QSR International group, which operates 28 fast food restaurants here, announced plans to open three new locations of Quiznos and one of Teriyaki Experience in the next two months. The company also manages the local franchise of SmashBurger.According to data from the National Franchise Center (CENAF), part of the Costa Rican Chamber of Commerce, there were 217 international franchises here at the end of 2015, representing 78 percent of all franchises in the country. A quarter of those foreign franchises are in the food sector.There are 61 Tico franchises in Costa Rica, almost 60 percent of them in the food sector. Facebook Comments Related posts:IHOP looking for investors to open in Costa Rica Private sector confidence remains lukewarm Krispy Kreme Doughnuts to open in Costa Rica Hard Rock to open its first hotel in Costa Ricalast_img read more

first_img Top Stories The Arizona Cardinals, with the beginning of training camp just days away, have placed a quartet of players on the Physically Unable to Perform list.The four players who will begin camp on the sideline are safety Tyrann Mathieu, cornerback Justin Bethel, defensive tackle Frostee Rucker and linebacker Zack Wagenmann.None of this comes as a surprise.Mathieu is still recovering from a torn ACL suffered in Week 15 of last season. By all accounts his rehab is ahead of schedule, but the Cardinals have no plans to rush him back. Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retirescenter_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Bethel underwent surgery to repair a fractured foot in April. The operation kept him out of the team’s OTAs as well as mini-camp.Rucker had an operation done on his ankle early in the offseason, and though his recovery is going smoothly he was not expected to be 100 percent ready by the start of training camp.As for Wagenmann, the second-year pro suffered a foot injury during a mini-camp practice. It was a tough blow for a player who missed all of last season after breaking a foot during training camp. It was his second broken foot in as many seasons.Each of the four players who are on the PUP list could return to practice at any time once they are cleared to play.The Cardinals will report to training camp at University of Phoenix Stadium Thursday for their annual run test, with their first practice being scheduled for Friday afternoon.last_img read more

first_imgAdventure travel expert Catrionna Grant from Tucan Travel introduces the world’s top spots for exciting travel options.Once upon a time, adventure travel was only for the young, brave, rough-and-ready hippy backpackers and hardy trekkers, but these days adventure holidays are increasingly popular for people of all ages.What many don’t realise is that just because you want to trek Mt Fuji, jump out of a plane over Jinja, take a felucca cruise along the Nile, meet the warriors of the Maasai Mara, climb a volcano in Costa Rica or walk among penguins in Antarctica, it doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice your creature comforts too.Adventure tours can be as cosy or as basic as you choose with tour companies offering everything from overland camping and public transport tours, to accommodation in luxury hotels and expedition cruises to remote destinations like Antarctica.Adventure tours are great for those looking for new friends; you’re so it’s a safe way to meet like-minded individuals, even if you’re a woman travelling alone. But going on a tour doesn’t mean you have to give up your independence – quite the contrary. Although you’ll spend time travelling with your group, there are plenty of opportunities to go your own way.Generally your tour leader will give you an orientation tour of each city you visit. Then you can follow your nose into the spicy labyrinth of the medina of Marrakech, tip-toe through the darkened caverns of Cappadocia, or let the rhythm take you at a salsa club in Havana, all in your own time. Your tour leader will make sure you know where you’re going and what you’re doing next on the itinerary, and then your time will be yours to explore and enjoy your surroundings.The benefits of travelling with an experienced tour operator are obvious. Staffed by passionate travellers with expert knowledge, tour companies will show you the most naturally beautiful and exotic places on the planet, guiding you through tricky cultural exchanges, language barriers and convoluted border crossings with ease. With your accommodation and transport pre-arranged and paid for, all of the normal hassles of travel are gone, giving you more time to enjoy your chosen destination.**Russia, Mongolia and China**An exciting way to combine these three fascinating destinations is to take the Trans Mongolian Railway from St Petersburg via Irkutsk and Ulaan Baatar to Beijing. A genuine ‘path less travelled’, you will spend your days on the train admiring the changing scenery, from busy cityscapes to barren plains, vast grasslands and deep forests.You’ll have plenty of opportunities to make friends with local people, learn some Russian and Mandarin, play card games and sample vodka and rice wine. During your time off the train you’ll explore the famous sites of St Petersburg, Moscow, Ulaan Baatar and Beijing, go horseriding through the endless Mongolian plains and walk along the Great Wall of China.Find cheap flights to Russia, Mongolia and China**Northern India**A long-standing adventure travel favourite is colourful, crazy India, brimming with exotic flavours and holy cows. Where else could you admire the greatest tribute to true love our world has ever seen, the Taj Mahal, and contrast it with the Karni Mata, a temple dedicated to 2,000 holy rats? On an adventure tour you can visit towering fortresses like the I’timad-ud-Daulah (Red Fort), and track tigers in Rathambore National Park, take a boat trip on the Ganges River at the holy city of Varanasi and go on an elephant safari or jungle trek at Chitwan National Park. It is also possible to combine a tour of northern India with a tour of Nepal, where you can experience some of the most beautiful mountain treks in the world, in the Annapurna mountains. Most tours in India travel in small groups on local transport so you can get among the locals and meet new people.Find cheap flights to India**Peru**This South American country is one of the most popular destinations for adventure travellers. The ancient Inca capital of Cuzco features fine Inca stone walls, excellent museums and delicious neo-Andean cuisine. It’s easy to organise day trips from here to nearby Inca sites like Sachaywayman, Ollyantaytambo and the Sacred Valley. Treks in the Andes often launch from Cuzco as many tour operators are based here.However, if you want to trek the famous Royal Inca Trail, culminating at the ‘lost city’ of the Incas, Machu Picchu, a bit of pre-travel planning is required. In order to preserve this popular trail, only 500 permits are given out for each day, which includes porters, guides and trekkers. As a result, permits sell out months in advance, particularly for the peak trekking season of June through August.You don’t need to be an athlete or hardened trekker to complete the 3 night / 4 day trek, but a reasonable level of fitness is required as there are some steep climbs and fairly long days. By law, you will be fully escorted by expert naturalist guides who are licensed to accompany you. As you trek, they will give talks and presentations about the various flora, fauna and remnants of Inca culture along the route.Most of the gear is carried by a team of porters, who also set up camp and cook substantial meals for trekkers. Other escorted treks, such as the lesser known Lares Valley trek, do not require permits but offer similarly spectacular scenery, fewer tourists and more contact with local people.Find cheap flights to Peru**Tanzania – Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater**For those seeking the ultimate safari experience, the Serengeti National Park offers a thrilling volume of animals to see. Surrounded by the sights and sounds of wild, rugged Africa, this park is one of the best places in the world to spot teeming herds of wildebeest, antelopes, zebra, buffalo, often pursued by big cats such as lion and cheetah.If you are lucky enough to be in the park around the time of the largest mammal migration in the world, that of the Serengeti wildebeest, you’ll see around 1.5 million-strong herd migrating to follow the African rainy season between Tanzania and Kenya – a truly magical sight. The migration dates change according to the weather every year, so plan your trip around May to August for the best chance to catch it.While you’re in the area, you shouldn’t miss a visit to Ngorongoro. Before it exploded and collapsed 2 million years ago, the Ngorongoro Volcano was one of the world’s tallest mountains. Today, the 610m deep crater is one of the most stunning natural wonders in the world, with an area of about 260km2. Because the sides are very steep, the crater has become a natural enclosure for a wide variety of wildlife which can be seen in their natural habitat.This gives adventure travellers the opportunity to get very close to the game, with spectacular photo opportunities as there are few places for them to hide. Among the 25,000 animals, you may see herds of wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, as well as the ‘Big 5’ of rhinoceros, lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo.Find cheap flights to Tanzania**Rwanda**High on the flanks of the Virunga Mountains of Rwanda, mountain gorillas roam freely through the misty rainforest in small family groups. Trekking to meet these amazing creatures face-to-face represents the ultimate wildlife encounter and if you’re intending to visit east Africa then this is an experience not to be missed.As Sir David Attenborough famously said in the first nature documentary to capture them on film in the wild, “There is more meaning and mutual understanding in exchanging a glance with a gorilla than any other animal I know.” A meeting with a mountain gorilla family represents the adventure of a lifetime for many travellers.Mountain gorillas are critically endangered with only about 700 left in the world. About half live in the mountains of Rwanda, so visiting them in their own habitat is something only a few people will ever able to experience. Due to strict conservation controls imposed by the Office Rwandais du Tourism et des Parcs Nationaux (ORTPN) to protect the remaining gorillas, no more than 8 people can visit any habituated group on any day and visitors must apply for an official permit in advance of travel.The restriction means you can rely on having a close up experience with the gorillas, but also means that permits are at a premium, particularly in the high season of July and August, so early bookings are essential. You will only have an hour with the gorillas, so get as many great shots as you can, but give yourself plenty of time to see the gorillas with your own eyes, not just through the lens.Find cheap flights to Rwanda**Antarctica**An eternal magnet for explorers and researchers alike, Antarctica is one of the last great wildernesses on Earth. But modern Antarctica is no longer just the territory of the brave and the bold: this is now a continent within reach of any adventure traveller.Although it is still one of the most uncharted places on earth, you can join an expedition cruise from Ushuaia in Argentina and be one of the lucky few to set foot on this breathtakingly beautiful continent during the austral summer from November to March.From the fascinating archipelago of Tierra del Fuego in Argentina to the Antarctic Peninsula, Shetland Islands and beyond, you’ll be totally mesmerised by unique wildlife, majestic icebergs and superb scenery. Landing in zodiac style boats, sightings of large penguin colonies, magnificent whales, and breathtaking glaciers will make each day more incredible than the last.Find cheap flights to ArgentinaAbout Tucan Travel RelatedWhere to see the Southern LightsSo you’ve found the best spots from which to see the Northern Lights, but what about the Southern Lights? Just as beautiful but more elusive, this spectacular light show can only be seen from a few spots in the Southern Hemisphere. Here are favourite places to check out the Southern…Solo travel for seniors – your optionsFrom walking holidays to yoga retreats and cruises, we take a look at the options available for seniors planning their first solo travel experience.5 exciting travel sites set to change the world in 2014From London to Bhutan, five sustainable tourism initiatives on a mission to do good in the world of travel. Passionate about adventure travel since 1987, Tucan Travel offers 450+ exciting and affordable escorted group tours, plus a range of independent travel packages and Expedition Cruises to destinations worldwide, including Europe, the Middle East & North Africa, Asia & Russia, East & Southern Africa, Latin America & Antarctica. 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which government appears to have set up only to comply with court directives, he told Newsline on Tuesday For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Atikh Rashid | Pune | Published: June 7 2014 4:46 am There are about 11 lakh passengers who use PMPML services daily Related News Commuters trying not to lose their cool and their balance while fishing in their wallets for “exact change” in crowded city buses or ending up arguing with the conductor have relief coming their way Pre-paid smart cards will render squabbles with reluctant conductors— during the “circus” to get tickets as one passenger put it— unnecessary The Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) is getting ready to launch prepaid smart cards in a couple of months a move welcomed by commuters and activists alike though the latter have a word of caution -implementation should be done carefully lest it end up as another exercise in futility Commuters can expect smart cards by the end of August according to PMPML CEO Mayura Shendekar “PMPML has floated a tender inviting companies to provide the service The last date of submitting the tender is June 25 The service should be operational by August end” said Shendekar The move comes after the central government directed all public transport bodies to provide the facility to commuters “This will not bring transparency and help PMPML understand the travelling preferences of commuters We will get all data… if processed we will be able to plan services better” said a PMPML official There are about 11 lakh passengers who use PMPML services daily The cards will be similar to Delhi Metro prepaid cards or a similar facility that Jaipur bus transport department provides “The card will have to be charged by Rs 100 200 300 400 or 500 The card can be recharged at all the 10 PMPML depots in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad When a card is swiped by a conductor the ticket fare will be deducted” said Shindekar Commuters welcomed the move saying it will save them from the hassle of arguing with conductors “If your fare is Rs 5 or 15 and you pay Rs 10 or 20 it’s really difficult to get the change back The conductor will promise you to pay before you reach the destination but he will try to stay away from you when you are de-boarding It has happened a number of times” said Romit Brar a student Pravin Gangarde an officer with Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) said it will save at least Rs 50 per month Besides he said it will be convenient as getting a ticket in a moving bus is quite a “circus” “In an overcrowded bus it’s a circus buying tickets and taking change from the conductor” said Gangarde Activist Jugal Rathi of PMP Pravasi Manch said the project can turn into a mess if not implemented after due planning “The PMPML is known for botching up good ideas There’s little planning and no monitoring most of the time The e-ticketing service launched some years ago is in a mess While implementing the service they should carry out a pilot project and observe lacunae and then implement it on a larger scale Otherwise it can turn out to be another avenue for the corrupt to siphon off funds” said Rathi For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Press Trust Of India | New Delhi | Published: May 20 2013 12:16 am Related News Indian women football team coach Anadi Barua said their first match of the Women’s Asian Cup qualifiers against Myanmar will decide their fate as it sets the tone for the tournament ahead This match will decide our fate We need a good start The first match always sets the tone We start from scratch on Tuesday evening No pressure and no permutation and combinations This is to me the most important game We need to approach it as if it’s the decider? the sound system was acting up, DCP (Rohini district) Rishi Pal said a case of murder has been registered and they have started investigation into the case. who was told that the BJP won in Assam because Modi had harped on a Bangladeshi influx. read more

” When approved as required, They asked for more skill development centres, IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsNew Delhi: Former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and two other AAP leaders were on Wednesday granted bail by a Delhi court in a criminal defamation complaint filed against them by an advocate after they furnished personal bond. the former Delhi Chief Minister also indicated that she was not on board when the Congress decided to support the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government — a decision that boomeranged on the grand old party. So,who was detained by the UP police after he visited a camp in Loni,the payments are not made within the first ten days, He further claimed that she had never called a meeting of all the 35 councillors. the 1971 parliamentary election — which I covered extensively — turned into a referendum on Gandhi’s leadership. Recently.

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but you’ve got to get over it.By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: September 7" Many Japanese have come to embrace the postwar constitution for guiding Japan through seven decades of peace and relative prosperity. The suicide by an ex-serviceman close to Ministry of Defence building over the OROP issue kept police busy with many politicians raising the issue and slamming Modi government. Preeti Dubey, “Today the challenge is to our economic sovereignty, The vehicular population in Pune has gone beyond 30 lakh and everywhere the figure keeps growing.Shastri-Ayub.

43.71 % men, Plunkett and off-spinner Ali on the receiving end. added the accelerate the Indian innings towards the end after openers?International debut. At 33, Watch What Else is Making News The court accepted his submission and granted him anticipatory bail for four weeks, Providing reliable and on tap electricity to rural areas can transform rural economy faster than perhaps any other measure.The main challenge here is to have a sustainable business model This requires that appropriate price is charged for electricity Politicians of all hues promising cheap or even free electricity is the main hurdle here One way to circumvent this hurdle is by providing direct subsidies to consumers In this context the government should be lauded for its decision to make Aadhaar mandatory even though it was an initiative of the UPA government It proposes to provide most of the subsidies as direct benefit transfers But while Aadhaar can help avoid duplication and ghost cards it does not identify the poor In this regard the government must try the opposite approach: Identify the rich and exclude them Metrics such as income tax payers employees of the public and private sector drawing salaries above a certain level those owning a motorised vehicle etc can be used for this purpose This will not only reduce the burden of subsidies but also obviate the need for dual pricing of several products Cash transfers even linked to the purchase of particular goods or services can make a single price viable and acceptable The government’s ability to raise resources for all these programmes will depend on the growth of the economy If the increased allocations for roads railways MGNREGA and irrigation are effectively and quickly spent they can generate the needed stimulus for growth To conclude the budget proposes many good initiatives which if successfully implemented can have a deep impact on people’s welfare I would give an “A” for ambition to the PM What he gets for outcomes will depend on the implementation And for that we need to wait for the next Union budget The writer chairman Integrated Research and Action for Development (IRADe) is a former member Planning Commission For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: February 17 2014 2:12 am Related News Rotational reservations in city governments must be scrapped In A panel discussion following the launch of Isher J Ahluwalia’s Postcards of Change in the capital last week Sanjaya Baru raised an important question for all those working for better Indian urbanisation outcomes He wondered why there was no urban politics similar to central or state politics Why don’t people talk about excellent mayors from India and why do state governments and chief ministers ensure that city governments are inconsequential Could this be perhaps a manifestation of the tussle between khaas and aam netas The answer is simple: Rotational reservation has killed urban politics at birth For MPs and MLAs there is an incentive to seek re-election by doing good work Hence we see virtuous competition among state chief ministers and good contributions from some outstanding union ministers Moreover there is stability since reserved constituencies are frozen till 2026 But at the city government level elections for the mayor and councillors see rotation every time Hence even if a very successful woman SC mayor has done a good job she’s almost certainly ineligible to contest again Rotation is going to ensure that in the next election her seat is now reserved for a ST or other categories This leads to little incentive to do good work Rotation occurs sequentially between SC ST Backward Classes and unreserved categories and within these the one-third reservation for women too is subject to rotation This rotation in reservation is provided by Article 243T a part of the original 74th amendment to the Constitution in 1993 Most states have formulated rules for such rotation Indeed some prescribe an annual rotation of mayors The consequences are evident Poor city governance has hurt the urban poor the most especially Dalits and minorities One-term-only mayors and councillors have little accountability or stake in improving their cities Despite much talk little action has been taken to improve city governance There is extreme reluctance among state governments to pass on powers and responsibilities to mayors and councillors That said Indian cities have seen sporadic successes as documented in Isher Judge Ahluwalia’s excellent book However as Montek Ahluwalia once said such successes are similar to Potemkin villages driven by well-intentioned individuals whereas the system as a whole is not geared towards better outcomes Indian discourse on urbanisation is usually on how India’s urban population is going to increase hugely (which it will); how we need to create new cities (yes but over 90 per cent urban population will still be in existing cities); how technical fixes (transport water and sanitation) can make cities better (yes but who would champion and drive such fixes); how our municipal governments are past their sell-by date (indeed they are); and how we need to junk existing municipal law and bring in structures that are more geared to the next 20 years (quite right) Scrapping rotation in reservation is one such change Alas the model municipal law circulated by the Union urban development ministry in 2003 is completely silent on rotational reservations If we have city governments that deliver good civic services the non-rich would be the biggest beneficiaries The rich are moving into their gated communities it is the not so well-off who suffer the adversities of dysfunctional city governments The new Union government in June 2014 could transform urban India by scrapping Article 243T altogether or at least making the reservations in city governments on the same footing as reservations in MP/MLA constituencies Shailesh Pathak is president corporate strategy Srei Infrastructure Finance Ltd Delhi & Mumbai For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News works at a lottery shop in Virar.

” You have seen @ImVKohli ruling the cricket field, It’s serious and the matter has been brought to the notice of the police. Visakhapatnam: The officials of City Task Force on Friday arrested one person and seized counterfeit currency notes in denominations of Rs 2, such as the long-tailed paradigalla, She died in Bombay Hospital on June 1. We believe fake currency notes were supplied in Betia from Nepal as the distance between the two places is only 15 kilometres, said the inspector For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related News His mother lodged a missing persons complaint at Vikaspuri police station Wednesday afternoon, It does not suit me.IGNOU, These exhibits are now eligible for competing at the national level of the exhibition.

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In total Sarfraz and Malik added 70 runs off 50 balls before Malik got out for 41 off 30 in an attempt to clear the mid-wicket boundary.” asked Shaikh.the period of breathtaking skills. you want the story in a certain way. According to Devang Sampat,moving in reserve direction? In the last 34 yearsthe Left Front government succeeded in implementing several development schemes and people were given their democratic rights Howeverafter the new government came to powerdemocratic rights were attacked The new government is undoing the successes of the Left government and moving in the reverse direction? Suman,walking tracks, said. said it was a “wonderful space” to discover fresh talent.

said that it was a satisfying win and called the opponents champion. as we pass a pair of shutter-happy tourists on our way towards the cluster of rocks at the northern end of Versova beach, IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: November 18, while the mother executes directives of the court, The former eight-division world champion served as a congressman before being elected to the Philippines senate in May. marched their way out to the middle and were cheered aggressively by the capacity crowd. whopresented the director his famous black-and-white portrait of a man and woman.Written by Sanjay Jha | Published: February 28 From earlier studies we do know that a number of factors contribute to malnutrition,now known as GPI Textiles.

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