Category: nnrlwaof

King Charles III Extends Reign Over West End

first_imgLong may he reign over the West End! King Charles III has extended its run at the Wyndham’s Theatre through January 31, 2015. Directed by Rupert Goold, the production had previously been set to end its limited engagement on November 29 after officially opening on September 11. Tim Pigott-Smith will remain in the titular role. The cast also includes Oliver Chris, Richard Goulding, Nyasha Hatendi, Adam James, Margot Leicester, Tom Robertson, Nicholas Rowe, Tafline Steen, Lydia Wilson, Katie Brayben and Miles Richardson. View Comments In the future history play by Mike Bartlett, the Queen is dead, and after a lifetime of waiting, Prince Charles ascends the throne. The controversial play explores the people underneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of our democracy and the conscience of Britain’s most famous family. The production originally had an acclaimed run at the Almeida Theatre earlier this year. Next stop Broadway?last_img read more

Read More King Charles III Extends Reign Over West End

Fertilize fruit plants

first_imgBy Dan RahnUniversity of GeorgiaWhile you’re enjoying this summer’s backyard fruits, don’t forgetnext year’s harvest.”Next year’s fruit crop depends greatly on the plants’ healththis year,” said Gerard Krewer, a horticulturist with theUniversity of Georgia Extension Service.Making sure your fruit plants are properly fertilized now isimportant for two reasons, he said.First, flower buds are forming now that will produce next year’scrop.”The number of flowers you have next spring will be determinedthis year,” Krewer said. That’s important. The more flowers youstart with, the better your chances of having a crop after aspring frost.Second, fruit plants are charging up their batteries now. They’llcrank up next spring on the strength of the energy reserves theybuild up between now and their fall shutdown.”For the first 30 days or so next spring, a fruit plant willdepend on its stored reserves,” he said. “Those are the reservesit’s producing this fall and storing in its roots and stems.”Whoa!Don’t rush out and start pouring on the fertilizer, though. “Toomuch fertilizer could do more damage than good,” Krewer said.”The plant could wind up making less fruit instead of more.”Too much fertilizer now, he said, could cause the plant to growtoo much in late summer. That would increase shading in theplant’s interior, leading to fewer flower buds. The late growthis more susceptible to cold injury, too, this fall and winter.The best thing to do, Krewer said, is take a soil sample to thecounty extension office. That will tell you your plants’ precisefertility needs.”Summer is a great time to pull a soil test,” he said. “Thereadings will be closer to the actual soil conditions the plantsexperience during the growth season. The pH goes down this timeof year. So you get a better picture of your liming needs.”One benefit of soil testing is that you can often save onfertilizer costs. “Often plants require only nitrogen in thesummer application,” he said.Second-best thingIf you really don’t want to run a soil test, the next best thingis to use a balanced, premium-grade fertilizer.That would not only supply the nitrogen, phosphorus and potassiumplants need in balanced amounts, but would also provide themicronutrients needed for good growth.For many fruit trees, a seat-of-the-pants rule is to apply 1pound of premium-grade 10-10-10 per inch of trunk diameter. Butdon’t apply more than 3 pounds per tree in late summer.”For pears, apply a little less than that,” Krewer said. “Pearsare prone to put on too much vegetative growth if you fertilizethem too much.”For blueberries, he said, apply 1 ounce of the same fertilizerper foot of bush height. But don’t apply more than 6 ounces perbush.In rich soils or where fruit plants often grow too much, he said,cut any of these rates by one-half to two-thirds.Be prepared to fertilize again next spring, just before or duringbloom. “Fruit plants usually need fertilizer every spring andevery summer after harvest,” Krewer said.(Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of GeorgiaCooperative Extension Service.)last_img read more

Read More Fertilize fruit plants

UNESCO weighs in on Lamu coal plant debate, wants answers from Kenyan government

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Quartz:The controversy over a planned coal plant in Kenya’s idyllic coast is far from over.The United Nations cultural organization this week called on the Kenyan government to reassess the impact of the coal-fired power project on the heritage and natural environment of Lamu. The archipelago is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is considered the oldest and best-preserved Swahili settlement in East Africa. The decision was made during UNESCO’s 43rd session in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan.The heritage committee asked Nairobi to also review the cultural and environmental impact of the Lamu Port South Sudan Transport Corridor (LAPSSET), a multibillion-dollar infrastructure and transport project connecting Kenya, Ethiopia, and South Sudan. Calling the situation a “matter of urgency,” UNESCO also lamented Nairobi’s provision of “only limited information” over the years, especially how the LAPSSET project would impact Lamu’s traditional architecture and history.Kenyan officials were given a deadline of February 2020 to submit a report, with the committee mulling the possibility of putting Lamu on the List of World Heritage in Danger. The UN body designed the list to highlight how existing heritage sites were threatened by war, pollution, unchecked development, and natural disasters.The decision from UNESCO follows a ruling from Kenya’s National Environmental Tribunal in late June which halted the plans to build the coal plant. Judges said authorities had failed to conduct a thorough assessment of the plant’s impact on Lamu, canceled the license issued by the National Environmental Management Authority and ordered developer Amu Power undertake a new evaluation. The environmental court also faulted the Chinese-backed power plant for failing to adequately consult the public about the initiative and cited insufficient and unclear plans for handling and storing toxic coal ash.The announcement in Azerbaijan comes days after environmental activists said Kenyan authorities were trying to water down the status of Lamu as a heritage site. In a draft document published on UNESCO’s site, proposed amendments included removing considerations of the impact of the coal plant on Lamu. Authorities argue the plant would generate 1,050 megawatts of power upon completion, and boost the country’s fast-growing demand for electricity.More: UNESCO wants Kenya to review plans to build its first coal plant on a world heritage site UNESCO weighs in on Lamu coal plant debate, wants answers from Kenyan governmentlast_img read more

Read More UNESCO weighs in on Lamu coal plant debate, wants answers from Kenyan government

Global Counter Drug Policy, Key in the FARC Peace Process

first_imgBy Dialogo October 18, 2012 The fight against drug trafficking, one of the main components in the negotiations between the Colombian government and the FARC is undergoing an international – or at least regional – decriminalization, probably due to risking new strategies, such as including guerrillas in combat, according to analysts. The quest for a “solution” to the drug problem is one of the five goals set by Juan Manuel Santos’ government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in the peace process that is about to start in Norway. “It would be beneficial for the Colombian process to find a regional solution that includes the United States. It would also be beneficial to decriminalize consumption,” said Benedicte Bull, Norwegian researcher at the Centre for Development and the Environment. This coincides with the plans proposed by Santos, who, along with Mexico and Guatemala, asked for a new global counter drug strategy at the UN in September. In April, the Organization of American States (OAS) requested a study to generate alternatives in the so called war against drugs, which has left hundreds of thousands dead from the violence of mafias. Because drug trafficking involves the trading of illicit substances, its nature generates violence, organized crime and corruption. In fact, the FARC are partly funded from forcing coca growers to pay them taxes, although they are not the only ones. “Even though the FARC always appear as the main actors in the primary production and trading of illicit drugs, there are other parties involved in this business,” Saúl Mauricio Rodríguez Hernández, historian and expert on military relations at Colombia’s National University told AFP. Therefore, even if the FARC agree to disarm, it doesn’t mean that the trade will end. It may actually “spread, and production may fall in the hands of small cartels or mafias and spin out of control.” Rodríguez Hernández considers, therefore, “that the strategy is to try to involve the FARC with the tentative fight against drug trafficking,” even though this would signify a minor fix, because any tactic, even crop eradication “must go hand in hand with an international dialogue about the decriminalization of hard drugs. I don’t see any other option,” he assured.last_img read more

Read More Global Counter Drug Policy, Key in the FARC Peace Process

Treasury Designates the Financial Core and Support Network of Colombian Criminal Group La Oficina de Envigado

first_imgBy Dialogo November 28, 2014 Among those designated today are four individuals believed to be directly involved in violence, extortion, and narcotics trafficking on behalf of La Oficina: Carlos Arturo Arredondo Ortiz (a.k.a. “Mateo”), a key underboss whose involvement with La Oficina dates to the 1980s; Félix Alberto Isaza Sánchez (a.k.a. “Beto”), one of La Oficina’s most violent drug traffickers, who has been incarcerated since 2012 and continues to operate from prison in Colombia; Nelson Darío Isaza Sánchez, the brother of “Beto” and a high-ranking officer in Envigado’s Transit Police; and Edward García Arboleda (a.k.a. “Orion”), a former police officer with longstanding involvement in extortion and debt collection for La Oficina. In addition to these individuals, the Treasury Department named Gildardo de Jesús Bedoya López, a political operative and money launderer for La Oficina, as well as the biofuels company that he partially owns, named Colombiana de Biocombustibles S.A. (COLBIO). “La Oficina has played a significant role in large-scale drug trafficking and money laundering activities, and this action builds on our continued efforts to target the cartel from all angles,” said Adam J. Szubin, Director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control. “The diversity of those designated today – targeting a variety of companies and influential cartel members, including the majority owners of a professional soccer team – will strike at the financial core of this violent criminal network and impede its efforts to operate in the legitimate financial system.” Treasury designated La Oficina as a Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficker pursuant to the Kingpin Act on June 26, 2014. Aside from its direct involvement in international narcotics trafficking, La Oficina also provides organized criminal groups in Colombia with violent enforcement services, including drug debt collection, extortion, and murder-for-hire. On July 1, 2014, the Treasury Department designated 12 individuals and 14 entities for their involvement in laundering drug money on behalf of La Oficina. On September 16, 2014, the Treasury Department designated eight “enforcers” for the criminal group, all of whom were known for their use of brutal violence on behalf of La Oficina. Also designated today are Envigado Futbol Club S.A (a.k.a. Envigado F.C., a Colombian professional soccer team) and the team’s owner, Juan Pablo Upegui Gallego. Upegui Gallego is a key associate within La Oficina and has used his position as the team’s owner to put its finances at the service of La Oficina for many years. Other entities targeted include an event promotion company, Enfarrados Company, also partially owned by Upegui Gallego, and a beauty salon and spa, Carytes Encanto y Belleza, owned by Adriana María Ruiz Madrid, a financial manager for La Oficina who was also designated today. The U.S. Department of the Treasury today designated 10 Colombian nationals and 14 entities, primarily located in the cities of Envigado and Medellín, Colombia pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act). These individuals and entities were designated today for their active role in supporting the narcotics trafficking, money laundering, and other illicit activities of the Kingpin-designated criminal group La Oficina de Envigado (La Oficina). As a result of today’s action all assets of those designated that are based in the United States or are in the control of U.S. persons are frozen, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them. Also designated today are Envigado Futbol Club S.A (a.k.a. Envigado F.C., a Colombian professional soccer team) and the team’s owner, Juan Pablo Upegui Gallego. Upegui Gallego is a key associate within La Oficina and has used his position as the team’s owner to put its finances at the service of La Oficina for many years. Other entities targeted include an event promotion company, Enfarrados Company, also partially owned by Upegui Gallego, and a beauty salon and spa, Carytes Encanto y Belleza, owned by Adriana María Ruiz Madrid, a financial manager for La Oficina who was also designated today. “La Oficina has played a significant role in large-scale drug trafficking and money laundering activities, and this action builds on our continued efforts to target the cartel from all angles,” said Adam J. Szubin, Director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control. “The diversity of those designated today – targeting a variety of companies and influential cartel members, including the majority owners of a professional soccer team – will strike at the financial core of this violent criminal network and impede its efforts to operate in the legitimate financial system.” Among those designated today are four individuals believed to be directly involved in violence, extortion, and narcotics trafficking on behalf of La Oficina: Carlos Arturo Arredondo Ortiz (a.k.a. “Mateo”), a key underboss whose involvement with La Oficina dates to the 1980s; Félix Alberto Isaza Sánchez (a.k.a. “Beto”), one of La Oficina’s most violent drug traffickers, who has been incarcerated since 2012 and continues to operate from prison in Colombia; Nelson Darío Isaza Sánchez, the brother of “Beto” and a high-ranking officer in Envigado’s Transit Police; and Edward García Arboleda (a.k.a. “Orion”), a former police officer with longstanding involvement in extortion and debt collection for La Oficina. In addition to these individuals, the Treasury Department named Gildardo de Jesús Bedoya López, a political operative and money launderer for La Oficina, as well as the biofuels company that he partially owns, named Colombiana de Biocombustibles S.A. (COLBIO). The U.S. Department of the Treasury today designated 10 Colombian nationals and 14 entities, primarily located in the cities of Envigado and Medellín, Colombia pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act). These individuals and entities were designated today for their active role in supporting the narcotics trafficking, money laundering, and other illicit activities of the Kingpin-designated criminal group La Oficina de Envigado (La Oficina). As a result of today’s action all assets of those designated that are based in the United States or are in the control of U.S. persons are frozen, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them. Treasury designated La Oficina as a Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficker pursuant to the Kingpin Act on June 26, 2014. Aside from its direct involvement in international narcotics trafficking, La Oficina also provides organized criminal groups in Colombia with violent enforcement services, including drug debt collection, extortion, and murder-for-hire. On July 1, 2014, the Treasury Department designated 12 individuals and 14 entities for their involvement in laundering drug money on behalf of La Oficina. On September 16, 2014, the Treasury Department designated eight “enforcers” for the criminal group, all of whom were known for their use of brutal violence on behalf of La Oficina. This information is very important for all of us Brazilians and Latins. The fight against drugs anywhere in our world is to be congratulated. Drugs are the most lucrative (seedy) business, that is why they have the luxury of giving dirty money to police, judges and even to (bad) politicians, etc. etc.last_img read more

Read More Treasury Designates the Financial Core and Support Network of Colombian Criminal Group La Oficina de Envigado

Businesses urge banks to speed up loan disbursement to boost economy

first_imgThe State-Owned Banks Association (Himbara) has expressed optimism that its members can disburse up to Rp 90 trillion in loans after receiving the funds.The government should also pump state funds into banks “specifically to help stimulate working capital loans for big firms”, said Indonesian Employers Association (Apindo) chairman Hariyadi Sukamdani.Indonesia’s loan growth slowed to 5.7 percent year-on-year (yoy) in April from 7.9 percent recorded in March, Bank Indonesia (BI) data show, as the pandemic discourages loan demand amid disrupted business activity. At the same time, some borrowers are facing difficulties in repaying their loans.Financial Services Authority (OJK) data show that Indonesian banks have provided 6.35 million debtors with credit restructuring worth Rp 695.3 trillion as of June 22, following the issuance of OJK Regulation No. 11/2020, which instructs financial institutions to provide relief for borrowers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.“Credit restructuring has grown significantly in banks [categorized as] BUKU IV, with the highest growth recorded in the trade sector,” OJK chairman Wimboh Santoso told lawmakers in a hearing on Monday. “We will ask banks to start providing loans for borrowers again.”“Banks’ liquidity is ample and ready to be disbursed, but it would depend on the development of the real sector amid a spike in the coronavirus infection [rate],” said OJK public relations and logistics deputy commissioner Anto Prabowo.“We will maintain coordination with business associations and the financial industry to speed up disbursement of working capital loans.”Topics : Without working capital loans from banks, he went on to say, debt restructuring would not have much of an impact in stimulating supply and demand. He added that several business associations had complained about banks’ reluctance to provide working capital loans.The government announced last week that it would place Rp 30 trillion in state-owned banks to be disbursed as loans to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to help support economic recovery as the pandemic wrecked the economy.The government is following through on its promise to allocate fund placements in banks worth a total of Rp 82.2 trillion to help with their liquidity and stimulate credit growth as banks conduct credit restructuring for MSMEs. The allocation is part of the government’s stimulus worth Rp 695.2 trillion to strengthen the healthcare system and bolster the economy.Bank Mandiri and Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) will each receive Rp 10 trillion, while Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI) and Bank Tabungan Negara (BTN) will each receive Rp 5 trillion. Indonesia is running out of time to rescue its businesses from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, and banks should immediately ramp up promised working capital loan disbursement to bolster the economy, businesspeople have said.Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) chairman Rosan Roeslani said the implementation of one of the government’s stimulus programs was too slow, urging banks to soon disburse working capital loans after receiving fresh funds of Rp 30 trillion (US$2.08 billion) from the government.“After the debt restructuring process, we now need working capital loans for micro, small and medium businesses as well as [big] businesses,” Rosan told reporters in a press conference on Thursday.last_img read more

Read More Businesses urge banks to speed up loan disbursement to boost economy

How to pause BT Sport and Sky Sports subscriptions

first_img Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 27 Mar 2020 1:11 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link43Shares There is no Premier League action for the next few weeks, at least (Picture: AFP via Getty Images)With live sport wiped off the calendar due to coronavirus for the next few weeks, fans are looking to save some money on their television subscriptions as they are not needed right now.Instead of cancelling, an option to pause subscriptions has arisen as sport will certainly make a return, we just don’t know when.Sky Sports have made it pretty straightforward to pause your subscription, while BT have been less helpful. Here are your options…How to pause Sky SportsSky have said that, rather than cancelling your subscription to Sky Sports and risking a hefty cancellation fee, you can now pause it. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTA statement read: ‘While we expect that many of the recently postponed sports events will eventually go ahead, if you wish to pause your sports subscription in the meantime you will not be charged a fee to do so or be held to any notice period. ‘Meanwhile we continue to provide high quality content across all of our 11 sports channels.’You cannot either do this by logging into your Sky Sports account and following the steps or by calling 0800 151 2747. Sky will automatically start your subscription again when live sport returns to your screen.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityCan you pause BT Sport?BT Sport have not made this quite as easy and you will need to be on their flexible TV package to pause your sport subscription.However, they have encouraged customers to call them (0800 800150) and discuss package options if they want to change anything.A statement read: ‘We understand that this is a difficult time for customers and if they wish to discuss their BT Sport contract or other options, would ask they give us a call.‘Alternatively customers on our new flexible TV package can pause their Sport subscription and switch to a different pack should they wish.‘These are unprecedented times, and as such we’re experiencing extremely high call volumes, while also facing reduced resourcing as we follow the Government health and safety guidelines on self-isolation so please do bear with us if you can’t get through to us straight away.‘While a lot of high profile fixtures and events have been postponed in the short term, we still expect to be able to broadcast the remainder of the competitions as they are rescheduled over the coming months.‘However, where events are cancelled, we’ll work with the relevant partners on the appropriate customer compensation.‘For now, we have been busy working on a revised schedule for BT Sport which will include live sport from overseas, variations of popular shows such as Premier League Tonight, live WWE, Rugby Tonight, BT Sport Films and ESPN Films, recent boxing events and classic football, rugby and other sport fixtures from across the years.’MORE: Frank Lampard’s Chelsea assistant Jody Morris ‘likes’ comment calling for Premier League season to be voidedMORE: Mikel Arteta outlines three key responsibilities to Arsenal squad during coronavirus lockdownAdvertisementAdvertisementFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. How to pause BT Sport and Sky Sports subscriptionscenter_img Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Read More How to pause BT Sport and Sky Sports subscriptions

School ditches rules and loses bullies

first_imgStuff.co.nz 26 January 2014Ripping up the playground rulebook is having incredible effects on children at an Auckland school.Chaos may reign at Swanson Primary School with children climbing trees, riding skateboards and playing bullrush during playtime, but surprisingly the students don’t cause bedlam, the principal says.The school is actually seeing a drop in bullying, serious injuries and vandalism, while concentration levels in class are increasing.Principal Bruce McLachlan rid the school of playtime rules as part of a successful university experiment.“We want kids to be safe and to look after them, but we end up wrapping them in cotton wool when in fact they should be able to fall over.”Letting children test themselves on a scooter during playtime could make them more aware of the dangers when getting behind the wheel of a car in high school, he said.“When you look at our playground it looks chaotic. From an adult’s perspective, it looks like kids might get hurt, but they don’t.”http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/9650581/School-ditches-rules-and-loses-bullieslast_img read more

Read More School ditches rules and loses bullies

No new development in a name change from “Carib” to “Kalinago”

first_img 15 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Hon. Ashton Graneau. Photo credit: GIS NewsKalinago Affairs Minister Ashton Graneau says the proposal for a name change from “Carib to Kalinago” has not been given the full attention by Cabinet.Dominica’s indigenous people, the Caribs, say that they no longer want to be called or referred to as the outdated term “Carib” and are urging the Dominica Government to help facilitate the change.The Carib Council wrote to government last year requesting that the name be officially changed to “Kalinago”.However Graneau reported to the media last week, that he hopes the matter will be taken to parliament soon. “We haven’t been able to move fast on the name change. However it’s something that has been brought up before Cabinet. We have not been discussing it but you could well imagine that it will take some more effort from us,” he said.He said there has not been sufficient discussion in Cabinet to take the matter to Parliament just yet.“It’s not that Cabinet is not concerned, but we need to push more. It would have to take legislation to get a name change and this is the next stage but right now there is not sufficient discussion. I don’t believe that there is any objection from anyone in cabinet with regards to the name change. In fact some members of cabinet have been using the name,” he said.Graneau also noted that the public has been so conditioned with the word Carib; it’s hard to get it out of one’s vocabulary.He said Kalinago is the preferred term and as soon as it is enacted, it should be respected.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews No new development in a name change from “Carib” to “Kalinago” by: – September 20, 2011center_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img read more

Read More No new development in a name change from “Carib” to “Kalinago”

UCF looks to extend streak vs ECU

first_imgUCF looks to extend streak vs ECU FAB FRESHMEN: East Carolina’s Jayden Gardner, Tristen Newton and Brandon Suggs have collectively accounted for 57 percent of the team’s scoring this season and have scored 75 percent of all Pirates points over the last five games.SPARKING THE OFFENSE: Gardner has been directly responsible for 44 percent of all East Carolina field goals over the last three games. Gardner has 23 field goals and 10 assists in those games.SLIPPING AT 75: East Carolina is 0-10 when it allows at least 75 points and 11-9 when it holds opponents to less than 75.STREAK STATS: East Carolina has lost its last three road games, scoring 65.7 points, while allowing 73.3 per game.LOOSENING UP: Central Florida’s offense has turned the ball over 14 times per game this year, but is averaging 17.2 turnovers over its last five games. Associated Press March 6, 2020center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditEast Carolina (11-19, 5-12) vs. Central Florida (15-14, 6-11)Addition Financial Arena, Orlando, Florida; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: Central Florida looks for its ninth straight win in the head-to-head series over East Carolina. In its last eight wins against the Pirates, Central Florida has won by an average of 10 points. East Carolina’s last win in the series came on March 12, 2015, an 81-80 victory. ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

Read More UCF looks to extend streak vs ECU