India-UAE Flights to See Biggest Passenger Gain by 2036: Report

first_imgAviation industry across the world is set to see a boom in 2036, with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) projecting the number of passengers to reach 7.8 billion that year, twice of the estimated 4 billion fliers last year. The Asia Pacific region will be the biggest driver of the demand, accounting for more than half of the new passengers in the next two decades, according to IATA’s 20-Year Air Passenger Forecast.As per the IATA projection, based on a 3.6 per cent average Compound Annual Growth Rate, destination pairs such as India-UAE will see an annual gain of 20.2 million passengers, followed by China-Thailand that will see annual gain of 19.1 million fliers. The third and fourth spots are taken by China-South Korea (17.7 million) and China-Singapore (15 million) routes.Asian countries take most of the populated routes, with the United States, Canada and Mexico making a fleeting appearance in the Top 10 at the 4th spot with an annual passenger gain of 14.9 million passengers. The U.S.-Canada route comes at the 6th spot, with gain of 12.3 million passengers, while the China-U.S. route takes the 9th place with 11.0 million new passengers. The India-U.S route is projected to gain 10.5 million passengers per year.India is also the third fastest growing market in terms of annual additional passengers, with 337 million new passengers taking the total to 478 million in 2036. China and the United States take the top two spots, with 921 million new passengers out of a total of 1.5 billion and 401 million new passengers out of a total of 1.1 billion, respectively. Rounding off the top five fastest growing market are Indonesia (235 million new passengers for a total of 355 million) and Turkey (119 million new passengers for a total of 196 million).Many of the fastest-growing markets have a compound growth rate of more than 7.2 per cent per year.The growing aviation market has its own challenges, Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO, pointed out. “Increasing demand will bring a significant infrastructure challenge. The solution does not lie in more complex processes or building bigger and bigger airports but in harnessing the power of new technology to move activity off-airport, streamline processes and improve efficiency. Through partnerships within the industry and beyond, we are confident that sustainable solutions for continued growth can be found,” said de Juniac.As per the IATA projection, the point at which China will displace the United States as the world’s largest aviation market has moved two years closer since last year’s forecast to the year 2022. The United Kingdom will be surpassed by India in 2025 and Indonesia in 2030. Thailand and Turkey will enter the Top 10 markets while France and Italy will slip to the 11th and 12th spots, respectively. Related ItemsAviationEconomyTourismlast_img read more


first_imgThere and Back AgainYou’re walking in a jungle, and you meet a lion. What time is it? It’s time to run.” That’s Vir Das’s earliest memory of a joke. He was 8, watching a senior’s speech at a school debate, and wasn’t impressed. His assessment: “The joke is wrong. If,There and Back AgainYou’re walking in a jungle, and you meet a lion. What time is it? It’s time to run.” That’s Vir Das’s earliest memory of a joke. He was 8, watching a senior’s speech at a school debate, and wasn’t impressed. His assessment: “The joke is wrong. If you run into a lion, it’s time to die.”Twenty-nine years later, the boy who didn’t laugh is the first stand-up comedian from India to get a Netflix special, joining an esteemed legion that includes Louis C.K., Dave Chappelle and Kevin Hart. Das is conscious of the prestige platform. “They say that in comedy it takes 15 years to find your voice. I am a rank newcomer on the world circuit,” says Das, who has been at it for nine-and-a-half years. “There’s no wisdom or perspective to be expected from a guy like me. I am just figuring s*** out.”Titled Abroad Understanding, the set is performed at two venues-a stadium in Delhi and a comedy club in New York. Over an hour, Das shuttles between the funny and the serious, always being sincere and occasionally even poignant. “If you look at the issues plaguing India and America, they are the same,” says Das. “You can’t skirt around them and say frivolous s***. Somebody is going to get uncomfortable. But if you preface your show with the right context, then you can say whatever the hell you can.”Asked if comics can say whatever they want in India’s current hyper nationalist climate, Das replies, “During the Congress [era], there was a lot of fodder. We mercilessly went after Manmohan Singh and the party. I think Modi has a great sense of humour. His electoral speeches were witty. He is not the problem. It’s the people who worship that are the problem. I have never stayed away from it. It has been largely OK.”advertisementBut one wonders if Indian comics can be as brazen as The Daily Show’s Hasan Minhaj was at the recent White House Correspondents’ Dinner in taking on the political establishment. “I love him,” says Das. “Yes, there would be consequences in India. Which is still not a good enough reason not to do it.” It is all about dealing with the audience. “When you’re in clubs and smaller rooms, and people pay a manageable amount of money to see you, there is a certain creative freedom. You can mess around.” But Das is one of the few English stand-ups to sell out stadiums. “When you’re selling 12,000 tickets, not all of the audience will support the party you support. I can’t demean these people. You have to find more creative ways to look at it.” He cites a wisecrack from his special, which called Donald Trump the US’s “arranged marriage”-a candidate chosen by the elders for the young-as an example. “It’s a unique and Indian take on something that US late night show hosts talked about for two years.”Having performed in both India and the US, Das feels nothing is untouchable when it comes to humour. But there is a difference in how audiences react. “Indians, we can’t handle [not agreeing with a funny joke]. It can’t be ‘I didn’t laugh, but you did, so I hate you and your family’.”-Suhani Singh BREAKING BOUNDARIESThis year’s Kashish Mumbai International Queer Festival will screen almost 150 films on the LGBTQ community.As the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) of India continue their battle to decriminalise homosexuality and seek equal rights, there is one initiative that has been sensitising people about the community through the medium of cinema. In 2010, filmmaker and activist Sridhar Rangayan got approval from the Union ministry for information and broadcasting to organise the Kashish Mumbai International Queer Festival.”Kashish is both a platform for advocacy and entertainment,” says Rangayan. “It intends to serve two purposes-a pride event for the community where they can watch films and find a resonance of their own lives across the world; [and] an event where mainstream audiences could watch LGBTQ films to understand… [and] interact with the community.”In its eighth year, the festival will feature 147 films from 45 countries, from May 24-28. “The quality of films has gone up, especially of Indian films,” says Rangayan, adding that India has 29 films-features, documentaries and shorts. He wishes, however, that the films had a shelf life beyond the festival. “If these reach out to mass audiences it will create a revolution,” he says.PARINEETI RETURNSIt has been two-and-a-half years since Parineeti Chopra had a sizeable role in a Hindi film. Though the 28-year-old actress believes that “out of sight is out of mind” in Bollywood, especially for an actress, she wasn’t too perturbed with her absence. Chopra took a 10-month break in 2015 to address health issues, get fit and finish her house. She got back to work last year, the first results of which will be seen in the romantic comedy Meri Pyaari Bindu, releasing May 12.advertisement”I overworked myself,” says Chopra about the three releases she had in 2014. “By the end of it I had started doing work without any thought. When Kill Dil and Daawat-e-Ishq didn’t do well, I took a break.”In her first three years in the business, Chopra won praise for her debut, Ladies vs Ricky Bahl, and then Ishaqzaade. Soon, though, naysayers began criticising her appearance, rather than praising her talent. But Chopra doesn’t seem bitter. “When I get a bad review for an outfit or my weight or how my make-up is done, I’m like ‘Yeah, exactly’,” she says. “I’m very objective. I know when I’m looking good or when I’m giving a good performance. I have no illusions about myself. Even my humour is self-deprecatory. I’m always analysing myself. If my nails aren’t growing properly, I will make fun of them for three days.” It’s this positivity and honesty that translate on to the screen and deliver results.In her upcoming release, Meri Pyaari Bindu, Chopra doesn’t just act-she sings too. It comes naturally, she says, and as a matter of fact, she also has a BA (Hons) in Music. She claims to have been able to sing “ABCD” by the age of nine months, and says her first stage show was when she was three. “I feel very comfortable on stage. It is home ground,” she says. “Right now if you tell me to sing a song, I will be most happy to do so.”-Suhani SinghWATCHLISTBULLETS OVER BOMBAYIn April 1958, a highly decorated naval officer killed a man. This is the story of the tabloid-fuelled trial that followed.The Nanavati case was independent India’s first big sex and murder story. The story ran and ran, with twists and turns, its deceptive explosive power expanding from the epicentre in south Bombay like (what in those days would have been called) an atom bomb. In itself the story was simple, and the main action, as it were, was over within four or five hours of a hot, late April afternoon in 1958. A handsome and much decorated naval officer, Commander Kawas Nanavati, on leave from his warship, discovers that his wife has been cheating on him. At lunchtime on the afternoon in question, Sylvia, a beautiful, quiet 28-year-old Englishwoman tells her Parsi husband that she has become involved with a Sindhi businessman acquaintance of theirs named Prem Ahuja. Nanavati drops Sylvia and their children to a matinee show, goes back to his ship and requisitions a revolver. He then drives to Nepean Sea Road, locates Ahuja in the bedroom of his apartment and shoots him dead. Nanavati then goes to his naval Provost Marshal and tells him what he has done. By 4.30 pm the naval hero is in a deputy commisioner’s office, handing over his weapon and surrendering.advertisementAll of this-the whodunit, whydunit and howdunit-is over by page 15 of Bachi Karkaria’s gripping book. The actual saga unfolds over the next six years, as the case moves from the sessions court all the way to the Supreme Court. The initial cast of characters also expands: in starring roles are many of the great Parsi lawyers from the ’50s; various judges and prosecutors; two tabloid editors, both Parsi, both Oxbridge, trying to out-gutter each other till the great denouement of their sub-plot. Nehru, Krishna Menon and Mountbatten play walk-on roles, and last but not least is the real ‘Bond’, the real double-triple agent par excellence and beyond belief, Mr Ram Jethmalani.Along the way, the book addresses the role of the press in sensationalising the case and the eternal manthan between the executive and the judiciary. It also exposes the way the military protects its own and the way governments compromise on principles to salvage ‘good visuals’ for themselves. Finally, it takes on the tensions between different ethnic communities-in this case Parsis and Sindhis (remember Jethmalani) -and the way movies parasitise things out of real life. Whether it’s the broad sweep of the way the different estates, (judiciary, executive, army, press), clash like tectonic plates, or the detail, for instance Jethmalani’s cunning in focusing on the fact that a towel didn’t slip when it should have, and the way that towel becomes briefly iconic, in these times of post-facts and alt-reality In Hot Blood is a very good primer indeed.-Ruchir JoshiHARD ROCKIndian climbers take aim at the Bouldering World Cup.As India gets ready to host the IFSC World Bouldering Cup this June, former national sport-climbing champion Sandeep Maity is training hard to make sure he winds up on the podium.Maity, and seven other sport climbers from across the country, are on a 21-day training tour across Europe to improve India’s chances at the second consecutive world cup hosted by this country since 2016. “We did not make it to the semi-finals of the IFSC Bouldering World Cup in 2016 due to the lack of world-class coaching and training in India,” says Maity. “This Europe training tour is giving us the opportunity to train in the best conditions sport-climbing can provide abroad.”India is yet to make a mark in the international arena, and does not have a dedicated sport-climbing federation-leaving the Indian Mountaineering Foundation to organise events. Nevertheless, the 2016 event was “an astonishing success” despite limited promotional efforts, says Girivihar, a four-decade-old mountaineering club that funds sport-climbing programmes here. Some 4,000 spectators turned out to watch 80-odd athletes from 24 countries.While Indian sport climbers are solving bouldering problems for this June’s World Cup, there’s something bigger brewing. Sport-climbing is slated for inclusion in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Ever dreamt of being on an Olympic podium, Mr Maity?-Anil NairSLAVERY AT SEAOnce the captain of the Sam Simon-a Sea Shepherd vessel patrolling the Arctic to catch illegal toothfish operators-Siddharth Chakravarty now has a very different view of the battle.When the conservation group’s Operation Icefish nabbed the Thunder for illegal fishing in 2015, Chakravarty and his sailors saved 30 Indonesian fishermen from drowning after the Caucasian officials running the ship opted to scuttle the vessel and flee. “It was so reminiscent of the hierarchies of the colonial era. The officers had their suitcases packed, while the fishermen were scrambling to save what they could,” he recalls.The incident convinced him that activism was creating a serious problem for an already-vulnerable community and eventually led him to leave Sea Shepherd for an MSc in the politics of conflict, rights and justice at SOAS, London.”In certain cases, enforcement creates more conflict,” he says, pointing out that two million migrant workers are employed by fishing companies. He believes it’s only a matter of time before the Indian fishing industry goes the same way. “It may not be migrant workers, but it’ll be some other vulnerable community,” he says.-Moeena HalimPolitics and PassionA veteran Congressman’s retelling of the epic is an unashamed love song to a most complicated character.Dr Veerappa Moily’s The Flaming Tresses of Draupadi-newly translated from Kannada into English by D.A. Shankar-retells the Mahabharata from Draupadi’s point of view. The feminist approach offers “the ambrosia of original epic in [a different] vessel”, as Dr Moily puts it, and is an unashamed love song to one of the most complicated female figures in Indian literature.Fate is cruel to Draupadi. Her marriage to five brothers makes her life unimaginably complicated. But society reserves only mystified sympathy and the occasional “oh, poor dear”, for those who suffer such trials. To Dr Moily, that is why the character is misunderstood. “By portraying [Draupadi] as soft and delicate,” he says, “civilised society has undermined her personality.” Given the present concern of the Hindu right over polygamy, it’s an interesting choice of source material for the veteran Congress party leader from Karnataka, whose book was launched at Rashtrapati Bhavan last month. But if there’s any comment on the times, it’s subtle.”There is an impression in India that women are subjugated,” he says. “Draupadi is something above that. She is not tied to any husband.” When pressed about those five husbands, he quickly reaches for the text. “She was the woman who underwent oppression and exploitation more than any other woman in the Mahabharata,” he reads aloud, pausing to glower at us over his moustache. “But,” he makes a fist and punches in the air for emphasis, “she did not shrink with fear or diffidence, nor did she blame providence! Not only did she submit herself for the great cause, but was also a powerful influence behind many of her contemporaries!”Though the poetry is occasionally made stilted by translation, Dr Moily’s passion for the subject is clear. Moreover, his formidable knowledge of the epics offers some interesting perspectives. Take Draupadi’s relationship with Krishna. As Dr Moily says, “Krishna called her sakhi. That is more than just ‘friend’.”-Aditya WigARCHITECTURE BRUTALIST DELHIThe demolitions of the Hall of Nations in Delhi’s Pragati Maidan earlier this month, and Chanakyacinema hall back in 2008, have highlighted the dire need to preserve our rich heritage of Modernist architecture. Modernism is not a singlemonolithic architectural style, but rather an overarching term given tomany connected movements and iterations over the past many decades.In the 1950s-80s, one of the prominent movements in modernism was known as Brutalism. This movement took the modernist idea of unembellished andunadorned architecture still further, by rejecting external decorativecladding and even paint and plaster, keeping the building’s concretestructure exposed as the finished facade. The aim was to representbrutal honesty in architectural form. In India, Brutalism gainedpopularity after the French architect Le Corbusier designed some of theworld’s seminal Brutalist buildings in Chandigarh and Ahmedabad in theearly 1950s. AKBAR HOTELShiv Nath Prasad 1969In Chanakyapuri, this is an archetypal Brutalist building, following in the tradition of Le Corbusier’s Secretariat building in Chandigarh. IIT DELHIJ.K. Choudhary 1968The main academic block of IIT Delhi is one of the city’s earliest Brutalist structures, and exudes the requisite seriousness to house a premier academic institution. POLISH EMBASSY Witold Ceckiewicz 1973The Polish Embassy is easily one of the most interesting modernist structures in the city. It is designed around an open courtyard, and part of it is raised high up on soaring columns, providing a vertical dynamism to the massing. SHRI RAM CENTREShiv Nath Prasad 1969The Shri Ram Centre for Performing Arts at Mandi House was constructed at the same time as Akbar Hotel. TIBET HOUSEShiv Nath Prasad 1974This almost square box on Lodhi Road is raised on a smaller base. It is one of the more compact examples of exposed concrete, egg-crate facade structures from the 1970s. NMNH/ FICCI BUILDING 1972Not many people would call this building (recently gutted by fire) a thing of beauty. As an unapologetic exposed-concrete building with a severe industrial aesthetic, it fit right in with the other Brutalist structures coming up in the ’70s. NCDC BUILDING 1974 & NDMC PALIKA KENDRA 1983Kuldip SinghPalika Kendra, on Parliament Street, is a soaring concrete structure, and the NCDC building on Khel Gaon Marg is a quirky stepped-pyramid building. Connecting these two, as well as Akbar Hotel and Shri Ram Centre, is Mahendra Raj, a structural engineer who deserves much credit for the design of these structures.DESIGN CONCRETE PLANSCement has gone from being an essential but banal element of architecture to the new darling of the design world.Chic cement sounds like an oxymoron. How can a material used for sidewalks or skyscrapers be anything but ordinary? While most get boxed in by cement’s unattractive qualities, designers have been shining the spotlight on this humble material. In fact, the Dalmia Bharat Group, a leading manufacturer of cement, saw the potential and invited internationally acclaimed designers to take a stab at forging a new identity for the stuff. The result: Craft Beton, a two-day exhibition in Delhi, which displayed over 50 different decor products (home accessories, lighting, furniture and jewellery) made from green cement (which has a low carbon footprint). “We started working on this a year ago and it is our endeavour to showcase its beauty to the world,” says Sundeep Kumar, executive director, corporate affairs and corporate communication at the Dalmia Bharat Group. They brought in four people with a design background-art curator Iti Tyagi, designer Somesh Singh, sculptor Miroslaw Baca and industrial designer Alan Saga-for a three-and-a-half month residency. “Most of them had never worked with cement and at the end of it they wondered why they had not done so earlier,” says Kumar. Most of the products exhibited are limited edition, handmade.-Ridhi KaleQ+AMrs. Funnybones Twinkle Khanna, producer, on films, books, and laughter.Q: You’re Mrs Funnybones on Twitter. One person who you turn to for a laugh? A: My sister, Rinke. We just crack up whenever we are together. I don’t know what it is that we laugh about.Q: A book you recently read that you’d recommend? A: Alain de Botton’s The Course of Love. I liked how he wrapped a story around the psychology of a relationship. It made a lot of sense to me.Q: You recently turned producer. Did your husband, Akshay, give you a hard time on the set of Padman? A: He’s the one having a tough time. In fact, when I asked him, ‘Are you coming back to Mumbai this weekend?’ he replied, ‘I don’t know. The producer is really making me work too much.’Q: Do you get jokes forwarded to you on WhatsApp? A:There is an elderly gentleman who sends me 11 to 12 WhatsApp forwards every single day. Sometimes he tries to invent his own jokes which are really poor. But I don’t have the heart to tell him anything, so I just say, “You’re very funny, Uncle. How do you do it?”Q: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given that you have passed on to your own kids? A: To laugh at success so that you can shrug off failure easily.-Suhani Singhlast_img read more

Portugal end Switzerland’s winning run to qualify for World Cup

first_imgEuropean champions Portugal qualified for next year’s World Cup with a convincing 2-0 home win over Switzerland on Tuesday, ending their rivals’ perfect record in Group B after an own goal by Johan Djourou set them on their way.With midfielder Bernardo Silva giving one of his best performances for Portugal, the hosts did not even need a goal from captain Cristiano Ronaldo as they pulled level on 27 points with Switzerland and won the group on goal difference.The unlucky Djourou put the ball through his own net four minutes before halftime and Andre Silva sealed the victory in the 57th minute with his ninth goal of the campaign.The Swiss had led the group since beating Portugal 2-0 in Basel in their opening match in September last year and gone on to win all nine matches before Tuesday’s encounter in Lisbon, while Portugal had won their subsequent eight.Aside from a penalty shootout defeat by Chile at the Confederations Cup in June, the defeat by Switzerland was the only competitive game Portugal have lost since Fernando Santos took over as coach in September 2014.Switzerland will now enter a playoff over two legs with another European group runner-up in November for a place in Russia. The draw for the playoffs will be held next Tuesday.Ronaldo should have scored his 16th goal of the qualifying campaign when he was sent clear in the 78th minute but he over-elaborated as he tried to get around Yann Sommer and allowed the goalkeeper to claim the ball but the points were already safe.advertisement”I always believed we could do it,” said Santos. “I believed in the players and fortunately they gave me this present.””When you have quality and organisation, you are always closer to winning. The whole 90 minutes weren’t perfect, but fortunately we won and we are going to Russia.”DEFENSIVE MISFORTUNEThe Swiss were cool and comfortable for the first half hour, stringing together some neat moves in midfield, while Portugal were let down by poor crossing and struggled to get the ball to Ronaldo.But after Silva had a rasping drive tipped away by Sommer, the hosts moved up a gear and went ahead with the help of some defensive misfortune for the visitors.Eliseu fired in a low cross which Sommer parried, only for the ball to ricochet off Djourou into the net.The hosts took control after the break and scored again with a superbly-worked goal. A quick exchange of passes freed Silva on the right and his low cross was turned in by Andre Silva at the second attempt to send the Estadio da Luz into raptures.Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka admitted that his side had not performed well enough. “Today, we were somewhere between bad and very bad,” he said.PANAMA REACH WORLD CUP, USA OUTPanama qualified for the World Cup finals for the first time on Tuesday after a 2-1 victory over Costa Rica in the final round of CONCACAF qualifiers that also saw Honduras pip the United States to a playoff place against Australia.Honduras beat Mexico 3-2 to set up a date with the Socceroos in November, while the United States lost 2-1 to Trinidad & Tobago and will be absent from the World Cup finals for the first time since 1986.last_img read more

Country Music Newcomer Clayton Anderson on Getting Girls and His Personal Style

first_imgThe Manual spoke with country music newcomer Clayton Anderson on his budding career and personal style.I’m originally from Bedford, a small town in southern Indiana. It was a great place to grow up – everybody knew everybody. We are the limestone capital of the world and the Empire State Building literally came from my backyard.I’ve been living in Nashville now for four years, chasing that country music dream. I’ve always loved music, but didn’t pick up playing it until college; yep you guessed it – to get girls. We were a crappy cover band throughout my time at Indiana University but nobody had more fun than we did. I won a contest Kenny Chesney put on and got to open up for him in Cincinnati, Ohio, back in 2008 and from that point I decided I wanted to pursue music as a career.I’ve been blessed to have the best family, friends and fans a person could ask for. They’ve helped me establish my career around two self-released albums and I couldn’t be more excited for ‪November 25th to release our next EP called “Only To Borrow.” It’s by far the most excited I’ve been to release new music. Can’t wait for you to hear it!As for my personal style:Jeans: Finding jeans that fit me has always been a challenge since I’m so tall. I hate jeans that you can’t be a little active in. I like ’em to stretch a little. I stumbled across this brand 3×1 and haven’t looked back since.Shirts: I’ve always been a t-shirt kinda guy and my go-to is the Groceries Apparel pocket tee.Pants: When I’m not in jeans, it’s probably sweats or shorts. No brand loyalty, it’s just all about the comfort.Suits: Hugo Boss has always fit me the best. I love a great slim fit and prefer deep gray or navy. For me, it’s all about the texture of the suit.Shoes: I wear boots and sneakers. I used to try to wear cowboy boots but then thought, “who am I kidding?” I’m Midwestern and come from a good work boot background. I’ve had a great pair of Bed Stu boots that I’ve resoled three times. Unfortunately, they don’t make that exact boot anymore so I’m fighting to keep ’em in good shape.Accessories: I’ve never thought of myself as real cool so my bling has been non-existent except for a few charity wristbands. For about a year now, I’ve not taken off my Love Your Melon wristband. Love Your Melon is a great charity helping kids with cancer.Outerwear: Usually, the fall bums me out ’cause I’m all about summer but thanks to Sportiqe I’ve loved being able to wear this awesome buffalo hoodie.Favorite cologne: I can’t be giving my smell good secrets away… It’s like a secret weapon.Favorite app: Waze because I can’t stand sitting in traffic and I tend to have a heavy foot.Favorite piece of technology: Whether its saving song ideas or connecting with fans on social media, I wouldn’t be able to survive without my iPhone. The Most Refreshing Sparkling Waters to Sip On Right Now NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski on Crashing, Winning, and Creating a Legacy Slopestyle Mountain Bike Champion Emil Johansson Talks Tricks, Staying Fit, and More Editors’ Recommendations Why Every Man Should Care About Slow Fashion SNL’s Kyle Mooney Never Had a Real Job and He’s Cool With That last_img read more

Cheniere Presses Ahead with Third Train at Corpus Christi

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Cheniere/Youtube Screenshot Houston-based energy company Cheniere Energy is moving forward with its plans to add a third train at its Corpus Christi liquefaction project.Now that the company’s board of directors made a positive Final Investment Decision (FID) with respect to Train 3, Cheniere will give the green light to Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals to continue construction which began in late 2017 under limited notice to proceed.This represents the first FID on new liquefaction capacity in the United States since 2015, Cheniere said.“Moving forward with the construction of Train 3 at Corpus Christi reinforces our position as the leader in U.S. LNG,” said Jack Fusco, Cheniere’s President and Chief Executive Officer.“We continue to see significant tailwinds in the global LNG market and look forward to delivering additional growth and value to shareholders.”In order to finance the development of the three trains and associated infrastructure, Cheniere Corpus Christi Holdings, Cheniere’s wholly owned subsidiary, secured amendments to the company’s loans bringing the credit facilities to USD 6.1 billion.The company added that the remaining costs of the CCL Project would be funded from its amended equity contribution agreement with Corpus Christi Holdings, and from cash flows generated by Trains 1 and 2 of the CCL Project after they are placed into service.Each train is expected to have a nominal production capacity of approximately 4.5 mtpa of LNG.last_img read more

UN appeals for 25 million to aid Tajiks facing harshest winter in

18 February 2008The United Nations, together with the Government of Tajikistan, today appealed for $25 million to help humanitarian agencies provide adequate food, water, heat and health care during the most severe winter the country has seen in nearly three decades. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), hydroelectric power stations – the country’s main source of energy – are barely producing any electricity, leading to a major disruption in basic services such as heating and water supplies. It is estimated that they will be operating at 40 per cent capacity until spring.“Such a rapid loss of power in winter on this scale is unprecedented,” said Michael Jones, UN Resident Coordinator for Tajikistan. “In the capital city, residents only have electricity for 10 hours per day, leaving them without heat and water for the majority of the time.” The extreme cold, coupled with the energy crisis, have also impacted the food security situation in rural areas, with aid agencies reporting that more than 500,000 people may face food shortages, and at least 260,000 people are in need of immediate food assistance. If limited food and fuel supplies in rural areas are not replenished, the Government estimates that up to two million people may require food aid through the end of the winter.OCHA also warns that the unusually heavy snowfall will likely cause flooding and landslides once spring arrives. Therefore, the appeal also includes provisions to assist communities in the event of such situations. “We are going to need a great deal of support from the international community if we are to meet the needs of the Tajik people now and over the coming months,” said Mr. Jones. read more

Amid unpredictable situation in Darfur senior UN peacekeeping official urges political settlement

In his briefing to the Council, Assistant Secretary-General for UN Peacekeeping Operations Edmond Mulet said operations against the non-signatory armed movements, implemented by the Sudanese Government, which involved a series of violent ground clashes and aerial bombardment, had led to over 104,000 newly confirmed displacements, as well as 69,000 unconfirmed cases. He went on to say that there had been “no pause in inter-communal conflicts, which remains a major source of instability,” resulting in approximately one third of all conflict-related fatalities and forty per cent of displacement so far this year.Mr. Mulet noted that the disputes have been further exacerbated by the involvement of local armed groups in counter-insurgency operations against the armed movements, their access to weapons, continued local influence and widespread impunity for their attacks against other tribes and other criminal activities.The UN official added that the Government of Sudan, particularly at the state level, has attempted to contain the violence through the swift deployment of security forces across Darfur, and the organization of inter-communal mediation conferences for the cessation of hostilities.“However, the underlying causes of these conflicts, related to the use and management of resources and impunity of actors involved in the violence, remain unaddressed,” said Mr. Mulet.He further noted that following the decrees provided by the Government, a two-month cessation of hostilities in Darfur, Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states and an unconditional pardon to members of the Sudanese political and armed opposition who decide to participate in the National Dialogue process, the Sudan Revolutionary Front declared its own six-month cessation of hostilities in Darfur and the Two Areas in accordance with its roadmap of 14 September.The roadmap, Mr. Mulet explained, provides for the protection of civilians, unhindered humanitarian access and the creation of a conducive environment for peace talks and the National Dialogue.Further, he said that President Omar al-Bashir has highlighted his Government’s readiness to engage in discussions on a permanent ceasefire with the armed movements.However, the UN official said that the Sudanese political and armed opposition reiterated their boycott of the process in the absence of a conducive environment for a genuine dialogue but expressed their willingness to participate in a pre-dialogue meeting in Addis Ababa under the auspices of the African Union High-level Implementation Panel (AUHIP).“The AUHIP meeting on the National Dialogue followed by cessation of hostilities talks on Darfur and the Two Areas, which were initially scheduled for next week, are now expected to take place, respectively, in Addis Ababa on 16 to 17 and 18 to 19 November,” said Mr. Mulet.He also reiterated the difficulties faced by African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and humanitarian actors in the region as the Government continues to restrict their air and ground movement, primarily to conflict areas citing security concerns.“Delays and denials of customs clearances for UNAMID containers, including food rations, and visas for staff by the Government have threatened to significantly undermine mandate implementation efforts,” said Mr. Mulet.“I would like to urge the Government of Sudan to maintain its current cooperation in ensuring the swift clearance of UNAMID food rations and their delivery to the Mission,” he added.Mr. Mulet further called upon the Government to lift all existing restrictions on the free movement of its personnel and assets, particularly with regard to access to conflict areas and, importantly, the issuance of visas, consistent with the provisions of the UNAMID Status-of-Forces Agreement. He also reported of an increase in attacks against UNAMID and its personnel, including the killing of a South African peacekeeper by an armed group north of Mellit, Darfur, on 27 September.“Despite these considerable obstacles, UNAMID remained steadfast in the implementation of its strategic priorities and addressing key challenges to mandate implementation,” said Mr. Mulet.“The Mission also focused its efforts on developing early warning capacity and other preventive measures with local stakeholders, promoting dialogue between farming and pastoral communities and supporting local institutions to address the root causes of conflict, in collaboration with the United Nations Country Team,” he added.Lastly, Mr. Mulet also said that UNAMID and the UN Country Team are continuing their work on developing an operational plan for the gradual and phased transfer of tasks to the latter, outlining which tasks will be conducted jointly or transferred and the requisite budgetary requirements, in accordance with Council resolutions 2173 (2014) and 2228 (2015).“The initial phases of the process are expected to focus on capacity-building of sexual and gender-based violence prevention mechanisms, and joint activities in the police, justice and corrections sector,” concluded Mr. Mulet. read more

With international support a new Yemen will emerge from catastrophic war President

He recalled that at this time last year, he had come to New York for the general debate directly from the port city of Aden, then Yemen’s interim capital, and had citied the promise of the return to legitimacy months after a coup against State institutions by Houthi militias had plunged Yemen in to a “meaningless war,” that ripped apart its social fabric and wrecked its economic, financial and infrastructure assets. “Today, I speak to you as the State leadership that runs the country, despite all the challenges, with [the Government] in full force,” operating the liberated Governorates, he said, stressing that: “The destructive scheme led by Iran through its mercenaries in Yemen stands no chance of succeeding.” He recalled that in the war, “we did not fire the first shot […] and we have long called for putting an end to all the tragedies that have destroyed [out country] for the last 50 years as a result of corrupt governments and selfish control of national wealth and State power” and side-lining of certain parts of the country.Mr. Mansour said all this had led to the eruption of tension and the popular protests in the country two years ago, and then, as now, “Iran impeded all measures that we are taking” to implement UN resolutions and the initiatives set out by the Gulf Cooperation Council.“Today, we are enduring the outcome of the reckless practices of [the Houthi militias], which have turned everything upside down,” he stressed, and added that even after pressing ahead with a legitimate transition that had led, among others, to the drafting of a new federal constitution, the coup leaders stepped up their attacks against the State. “This war is not our choice. It was imposed,” he declared. “We are not advocates of revenge. Rather we would extend our hand towards the building of a new Yemen, despite all the damage wrought by the coup enterprise. We continue to see [the coup alliance] as Yemenis and we cannot confiscate their right to a better future,” he said, stressing that he aim of the Government is to secure a better way of life for all Yemenis. The Government has called on the rebels to demonstrate their loyalty to their homeland more than once, he said, stressing that the peaceful future the Government seeks for Yemen will not stand for militias and “sectarian gangs” exercising control over State assets or terrorizing the country and the wider region Gulf region. Armed militias must withdraw and surrender their weapons and control of agencies, and then complete the political process by endorsing the new draft constitution and moving on to elections. Denouncing the spread of terrorism in Yemen and the regions, which he said is sponsored by Iran, President Mansour urged stepped up measures to eradicate the scourge, which continued to plague the country. The Houthi coup d’état had left a security vacuum, economic collapse and extreme poverty. The militias had recruited children, besieged cities and waged a meaningless war against the Yemeni people, whose suffering had reached unbelievable levels with regard to health, education and other services.“We might fail to pay the salaries of people working in public service,” he said, calling for support from the “free world” and its financial institutions. Acknowledging the catastrophic situation in Yemen, he renewed his call on all donor countries to fulfil their pledges to ensure desperately-need humanitarian aid reaches all governorates and to end the suffering of the Yemeni people. The country would emerge from the ruins with international support, and the Government would not stop until the militias were defeated, he vowed. read more

Two years on UN chief stresses sustained commitment essential for Iran nuclear

Two years ago, Iran and the so-called ‘E3+3’ or ‘P5+1’ – composed of China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States – reached an agreement, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which was endorsed by the Security Council.“The JCPOA was a major achievement in the area of nuclear non-proliferation,” said Mr. Guterres in his statement issued overnight. “It gives us all hope that the most complex issues in this domain can be addressed through dialogue, understanding and cooperation,” he added. He welcomed the recent recommitment expressed by the JCPOA stakeholders on 25 April to the full and effective implementation of the Plan, and called on them to continue to work together in good faith and reciprocity. “Their sustained commitment is essential for the long-term viability and success of the agreement,” he said, also calling on all Member States to support further pursuit of this historic agreement and pledging that he will do the same. “It is in the interest of the international community that this achievement of multilateral diplomacy endures transitions and implementation challenges cementing our collective commitment to diplomacy and dialogue,” he stressed. read more

Gabby Douglas Reveals the Extent of Pain She Felt

Gabby Douglas (@gabbycvdouglas/Instagram)After facing a barrage of online criticism and harassment during the 2016 Olympic Games, gymnast Gabby Douglas is finally speaking out.The three-time gold medalist, who was heavily criticized about her hair at the 2012 Beijing Olympics, faced similar condemnation this year along with accusations of a lack of patriotism and poor sportsmanship. For Douglas, the recrimination was hurtful.“I had [to] take off social media before the Olympics,” Douglas told Teen Vouge on Facebook Live Wednesday, Dec. 21. “Then, after team finals in Rio, I Googled myself and there was just so much noise. First, it started with me not having my hand over my heart, then my hair, then me not being supportive. I was like, ‘Oh my God, I have no idea where this is coming from.’ It was hard.”Online commenters reignited the 2012 fury over Douglas’ hair during the Games in Rio De Janerio, Brazil, in August. One person proclaimed the 20-year-old’s tresses “makes me so mad.”Then, Douglas stood at attention during the national anthem but didn’t place her hand over her heart like the rest of her Final Five teammates. In reaction, a Twitter user deemed Douglas a “sorry American.” Finally, when teammate Simone Biles won gold in the women’s individual all-around, Twitter took aim at Douglas for allegedly feeling salty over the triumph.“Every single day, I’d come back to the village after every single training practice and I literally bawled my eyes out,” Douglas said. “I would cry and cry and cry because people were being so mean.”The judgment visibly took a toll on the gymnast towards the end of the Olympics, when USA Today reported Douglas seemed to be holding back tears as she scrolled through her phone.Douglas also addressed criticism about her serious demeanor during the 2016 Games, noting she had simply grown up since she last competed in the Olympics at age 16.“Going from 2012, I was this smiley, bubbly Gabby,” she explained. “And in 2014 to 2016, I was like, ‘I’ll be a little more mature, a little more sass.’ And everyone was like, ‘What’s wrong with her? She’s not smiling, something’s wrong.’ And I’m like, ‘No, this is mature Gabby.’ I love to laugh, there’s nothing wrong with that. Just don’t put me in a category, you know? Let me do what I need to do out on the floor.”Douglas has advice for other people who have dealt with cyberbullying: Don’t change.“There’s [sic] people out there that love you guys and your life is very important and very valuable,” she said. “Always be strong and you can overcome it, you really can.” read more

Pensioners in Great Escape after attempted theft of Steve McQueen portrait which

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Police hunting two pensioners suspected of stealing a huge portrait of Steve McQueen – one who made her getaway on a walking frame – have dubbed the crime the “Great Escape”.The women stole the 6ft x 4ft black and white picture from the bar of a new hotel named after one of McQueen’s most iconic films – Bullitt.But the theft ultimately failed because the artwork was too big to fit in the women’s car, according to the hotel manager.Police said the suspects were in their late-60s and both had shoulder-length blonde hair and were wearing glasses.Officers said one was wearing a zebra print jacket and the pensioner who carried the portrait out of the hotel was using a walking aid. The incident happened at the Bullitt hotel in Belfast at shortly after 8pm on Sunday evening. The establishment had only opened to the public the day before.The picture was later recovered, with some damage, beside Tedfords restaurant on nearby Donegall Quay.On a Facebook post about the crime, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) used the following hashtags – #notjustanysunday #KeepingPortraitsSafe #thenotsomagnificenttwo #stevemcqueen #thegreatescape. The stolen painting was found a short distance from the Bullitt hotel, in BelfastPolice have appealed for any witnesses to come forward. Michael Sullivan, general manager at Bullitt Belfast, said he was glad the artwork had been recovered.”It wasn’t quite the Great Escape it’s been billed as though – the unlikely perpetrators were foiled in their attempts when they couldn’t fit the painting in their vehicle,” he added.”We are most grateful for the vigilance of our neighbours at Tedfords Kitchen for their assistance in returning the painting.” Steve McQueen in 1968 film Bullitt Steve McQueen in 1968 film BullittCredit:Everett Collection / Rex Featurelast_img read more

Mykonos Something to Crowe about

first_img“How is it that I’ve lived 49 years on this planet but never been to the Greek Islands before. So beautiful. Yassou Mykonos I will return,” exclaimed Australian actor Russell Crowe on twitter this week.On a recent trip to the Cycladic island, the actor was taken aback by the beauty of the Mediterranean wondering how he nearly reached 50 years of age without catching sight of the natural wonder. He even wore a t-shirt with the word ‘Greece’ emblazoned on it as he drove around on a quad exploring the island with his friends. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

Swedes Brewed a Special Beer for Drinking in the Shower

first_imgYou don’t need a special kind of beer to get drunk in the shower. But if someone has gone through the trouble to brew one specifically for that purpose it seems rude not to.Who dreamed up this improbable libation? Creative types at Snask, an advertising agency based in Stockholm, teamed up with Sweden’s Pang Pang Brewery.The result of their collaboration is called Shower Beer, because when you’re heading to the shower, there’s no time to hunt around the fridge for the right beer to take along. It’s got to jump out at you, and clearly, the one that says Shower Beer on the bottle is the one you’re going to reach for.The inevitable result of pounding one too many Shower Beers in the shower.What makes Shower Beer special? Not necessarily the beer itself, though feedback from people who sampled the first batch of this pale ale was certainly positive.The bottle itself is one thing. At just 6 ounces, it’s just over half the size of a Red Stripe stubby. Why so small? It’s so you can drink it before it has time to warm up in the shower, of course! Six ounces means you can down a Shower Beer in three swigs, says Pang Pang.The other thing is the 10% alcohol content. Shower Beer packs quite a punch, so even though you’re drinking a relatively small amount you’re not giving any of the buzz you’d get from a more standard beer in a more standard bottle.While this particular Shower Beer might not be available stateside, there is a Shower Beer you might be able to get your hands on. Champion Brewing in Charlottesville, Virginia makes one. It’s a Czech-style pilsner in a 12-ounce can with an ABV of 4.5%.It’s rated quite highly on Beer Advocate, and you can drink it in the shower, too. At least I assume so. Champion doesn’t say you can’t on their website or anything…last_img read more

Marianos great opportunity due to Benzemas absence

first_imgWith Karim Benzema injured for the next month at least, it’s time for Mariano Diaz to step up and earn that spot he always wanted at Real Madrid.The most recent results from Real Madrid in all competitions have been extremely worrying, the lack of goals point directly at Karim Benzema and Mariano Diaz needs to take advantage of the Frenchman’s new injury during the club’s next two matches.According to a report from Real Madrid’s official website, Karim has suffered a hamstring injury that will keep him out of competition for at least two weeks.This means that Mariano Diaz will have the opportunity to play Los Blancos’ next two matches against Levante in La Liga and Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League, a unique opportunity that chance has given the Dominican striker to take Benzema’s place for El Clasico that will take place at the Camp Nou by the end of October.A crucial match that is happening a bit sooner than we are used to, as it used to take place in December in previous years but La Liga’s new schedules have programmed it like this.Mariano is eager to get those two chances by manager Julen Lopetegui, who for some reason hasn’t used his most recent transfer as he maybe should’ve because Karim Benzema had a privileged position in the squad.Estamos listos, podemos hacerlo, juntos a por la victoria #HastaElFinalVamosReal— Mariano Díaz Mejía (@marianodiaz7) October 6, 2018The French striker started the season with all his might, he scored five goals in the first four matches in all competitions and made us all believe that we were about to experience a new Karim Benzema.However, the striker soon went back to his old ways and started being completely irrelevant in the most important matches of the season.Karim’s low form has been a major reason why Los Blancos haven’t really performed lately, they strictly depend on his and Gareth Bale’s goals now that Cristiano Ronaldo is gone and he has let everyone down.With this new injury he just picked up, it’s Mariano’s golden chance to prove to Lopetegui that he can be the top scorer in the squad.It all depends on him, the man has been getting ready for this chance and it’s highly unlikely that he will let it pass that easily.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.Mariano left Lyon with the sole reason to become Real Madrid’s top offensive player, but he has been frustrated with the lack of opportunities that manager Julen Lopetegui has given him since he arrived.Listo para otra jornada de #Champions 💪 Esta noche nos espera el @pfc_cska #UCL#HalaMadrid— Mariano Díaz Mejía (@marianodiaz7) October 2, 2018In fact, there have even been reports of the Dominican striker being really angry towards the manager.When Mariano Diaz had a verbal agreement to play with Sevilla this season, it was Julen Lopetegui the one who convinced him to break that deal and play for Real Madrid.The Spanish manager promised him to have a titular role in the squad, a promise that Julen never honored with the player so far and this is what has Mariano very disappointed with the boss.His anger grows even further because the squad is getting poor results lately, and the manager had to get the news of an injured Karim Benzema in order to start looking at the Dominican striker as the option he had left.But the player wants to prove his worth regardless of how they have treated him, he knows that playing his best football will be more than enough to change Lopetegui’s mind, and leave Kari Benzema on the bench once and for all.The French player has always enjoyed a privileged position in the team, even during the times when he hasn’t been at his best like right now. But Mariano wants to change that for good, he believes the next two matches are his best opportunity yet.💪⚽ Our preparations for Saturday’s trip to @Alaves are underway! #RMCity— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) October 4, 2018Do you think Mariano can change Julen Lopetegui’s mind and take the starring role from Karim Benzema as Real Madrid’s main striker? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

George Collins 89 Journalist News Anchor Radio Host

first_imgFinal arrangements for George W. Collins are as follows:Public Viewing:Wednesday, Aug. 6:3 to 8 p.m., Estep Brothers Funeral Services, P.A.1300-1302 N. Eutaw PlaceBaltimore, Md. 21217410-728-2800 George Collins(Updated 8/4/2014) When veteran newsman George Collins died in Baltimore, July 31, he left a legacy of communications and journalistic excellence in print and broadcast media.Younger local news hounds probably know him best as the booming voice behind his most recent venture on WEAA, @Issue, a program he began in 1986.Those with greater history remember his face on the evening news on WMAR TV as an anchor, having begun with investigative reporting and working as a producer.But a piece of his story that will always stand out is when he and his colleagues from the AFRO dressed as African ambassadors were handily served at the Double T Diner on Rolling Road in spite of the restaurant’s unwillingness to accommodate “regular” people of color. The exposure of this incident served as a reminder of the ongoing struggle for equal access in all areas.Collins began his work for the AFRO in 1950 and continued until 1968 having become the editor-in-chief. Service of CelebrationThursday, Aug. 7: Family Hour: 10 a.m.; Service: 11 a.m. New Shiloh Baptist Church2100 N. Monroe StreetBaltimore, Md. 21217410-523-5306last_img read more

A look at KDE Neon – a minimal minidistribution

first_imgA look at KDE Neon – a minimal mini-distribution by Mike Turcotte-McCusker on March 09, 2018 in Linux – 14 commentsSo, with the news of Linux Mint no longer providing KDE in future releases, some people have started to wonder where they might turn should the need / desire to change distributions in the future arises; granted you don’t have to leave LM-KDE at all if you don’t want, there will just be no more ISO’s being made, etc.A little while ago, the suggestion had been made that I write up an overview for KDE Neon, and I thought this might be the perfect time to showcase it.The machine I am using has the following specs:Intel i5-4210U8GB DDR3SSDIntel HD 4400Dual monitor (Laptop + HDMI to TV)InstallationThere isn’t really much to say about installing KDE Neon, other than since it uses Ubuntu 16.04 LTS as its base, if you’ve installed Ubuntu, or Linux Mint; than you’ll be just fine…It’s the same installation software. It was simple, quick, and effective as it should be, and ran without issue.Under the hoodKDE Neon isn’t your typical distribution, where everything is installed for you, as much as it’s not quite as hardcore as Arch Linux or Gentoo either.Once installed, KDE Neon leaves you with a nearly empty system, simply running the latest KDE packages. The purpose of KDE Neon, is simply that, to give you the absolute latest and greatest of KDE. What you do beyond that, is your call. You’ll find very little preinstalled applications, only the essentials.However, again, KDE Neon uses Ubuntu 16.04 as its base, and with that comes the Ubuntu repositories, the ability to use PPA’s, .deb files, as well as Snaps and Flatpaks.Installing software can be done via CLI as per usual using apt, and there is also the inclusion of a software manager called “Discover.”Now, I can’t say I dislike Discover, but I will note that while it does automatically install a Flatpak and Snap backend support, you can’t actually search for them through Discover.An example: searching for Spotify found nothing, but typing: sudo snap spotify, installed just fine via terminal. With that said, Discover isn’t half bad for just using apt in the more traditional ways GNU/Linux users are accustomed to.Issues I foundSadly, the lack of big features in Discover isn’t the only issue I did have while using the system, where twice I had issues with screens hanging and having to end the process. Granted, this was after first install, and before running any updates; and I have (so far at the time of writing this) had no issues further thus far.Last wordsOverall, KDE Neon is great for minimalists who want to populate their system with packages and applications themselves, rather than deal with the potential bloat of many common distributions. The downside, is that users who want a fully working, prepackaged distro that they can just install and go, will likely find KDE Neon too much for them.As a whole however, the system runs nicely, using Ubuntu as the base has its obvious benefits and caveats just like other popular Ubuntu based systems; but if you’re looking for the latest and greatest KDE packages from upstream, and you don’t mind (or prefer) building your system up yourself a bit, give Neon a peek.Now you: What’s your favourite KDE GNU/Linux OS, and why?SummaryArticle NameA look at KDE Neon – a minimal mini-distributionDescriptionA little while ago, the suggestion had been made that I write up an overview for KDE Neon, and I thought this might be the perfect time to showcase it.Author Mike TurcottePublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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