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first_imgThe most famous celestial walk in the world is made in the shape of a horseshoe in the USA, ie over Grand Canyon. The $ 30 million project was completed in 2007 and can accommodate a maximum of 120 people at a time. Ticket prices for the 266-meter-long celestial walk over the Grand Canyon range from $ 80 onwards, depending on the package. Otherwise, one cannot buy a separate ticket just for Skywalk, as the sky walk is part of one or more packages that include various other tourist activities. It is the construction of a lookout or skywalk, the first and unique in Croatia. As part of the EU project “New Adrion – Promoting the sustainable use of natural heritage PP Biokovo” on Biokovo is building a unique tourist content in Croatia. Photo: Jadranovo doo Photo: Jadranovo doo Cover photo: Jadranovo doocenter_img The project “New Adrion” is funded by the European Regional Development Fund under the Operational Program Competitiveness and Cohesion 2014 – 2020, and is an investment in the Biokovo Nature Park with the aim of improving the system of visiting and educating visitors, for the sustainable use of natural heritage . The investment aims to increase the educational capacity of visitors to PP Biokovo through the development of new educational programs and content, increase the number of visitors and the attractiveness of natural heritage through the improvement of visitor and promotional content, and a higher level of visitor safety. The lookout will be in the shape of a semicircle or arch, and it is specific that the floor and the outside will be made of glass, which gives the feeling of a heavenly walk. The lookout will be 12 meters from the edge at a height of 1228 meters. The project should be ready and ready for visitors in 2021. Photo: Jadranovo doo Otherwise, if the weather conditions are ideal, you can see Italy from Biokovo, which is interesting info and sales point for tourists from Italy. last_img read more

first_imgThe next pandemic could come from the Amazon rainforest, warns Brazilian ecologist David Lapola, who says human encroachment on animals’ habitats — a likely culprit in the coronavirus outbreak — is soaring there because of rampant deforestation.Researchers say the urbanization of once-wild areas contributes to the emergence of zoonotic diseases — those that pass from animals to humans.That includes the new coronavirus, which scientists believe originated in bats before passing to humans in China’s rapidly urbanizing Hubei province, probably via a third species. HIV, Ebola, dengueSimilar patterns can be seen with HIV, Ebola and dengue fever — “all viruses that emerged or spread on a huge scale because of ecological imbalances,” he said.So far, most such outbreaks have been concentrated in South Asia and Africa, often linked to certain species of bats.But the Amazon’s immense biodiversity could make the region “the world’s biggest coronavirus pool,” he said — referring to coronaviruses in general, not the one behind the current pandemic.”That’s one more reason not to use the Amazon irrationally, like we’re doing now,” he said.And one more reason to be alarmed by the surge in deforestation by illegal farmers, miners and loggers, he added.Bolsonaro, a climate-change skeptic who wants to open protected indigenous lands to mining and agriculture, deployed the army to the Amazon this week to fight deforestation, in a rare protective move.But Lapola said he would rather see the government reinforce the existing environmental agency, IBAMA, which has faced staffing and budget cuts under Bolsonaro.”I hope under the next administration we’ll pay more attention to protecting what may be the planet’s greatest biological treasure,” Lapola said.”We need to reinvent the relationship between our society and the rainforest.”Otherwise, the world faces more outbreaks — “a very complex process that is difficult to predict,” he said.”We’d better just play it safe.” Last year, in far-right President Jair Bolsonaro’s first year in office, deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon surged 85 percent, to more than 10,000 square kilometers (3,900 square miles) — an area nearly the size of Lebanon.The trend is continuing this year. From January to April, 1,202 square kilometers were wiped out, setting a new record for the first four months of the year, according to data based on satellite images from Brazil’s National Space Research Institute (INPE).That is bad news, not just for the planet but for human health, said Lapola, who holds a PhD in earth system modeling from the Max Planck Institutes in Germany and works at the University of Campinas in Brazil.”When you create ecological disequilibrium… that’s when a virus can jump” from animals to humans, he said. Lapola, 38, who studies how human activity will reshape the future ecosystems of tropical forests, says the same processes are in play in the Amazon.”The Amazon is a huge reservoir of viruses,” he told AFP in an interview.”We’d better not try our luck.”The world’s biggest rainforest is disappearing at an alarming rate. Topics :last_img read more

first_imgA Luxembourg-based asset owner, which happens to be a fund management company (ManCo), has issued a request for proposals via IPE Quest for provision of a multi-asset class investment risk management system as well as an investment restrictions monitoring system for its fixed income and equities investment funds.According to search QN-2620, as of end of June 2020, the ManCo managed an umbrella fund with several sub-funds. It mainly invests in government debt instruments issued by emerging and frontier countries, being in hard or local currencies.One sub-fund is only dedicated to investment in equities, mainly blue chips. Derivatives are mainly linear and used for hedging purposes, at the exception of one sub-fund where options are used for speculative purposes, the notice clarified.The risk system, however, should be able to cover a wide range of asset classes in order to cope with the ManCo’s future projects (emerging and frontier corporate fixed income assets for instance). Another important element will be abilities for respondents to demonstrate their expertise and experience in offering multi-asset class risk systems and investment restrictions monitoring services on behalf of ManCos over the past five years.Regarding the risk management system, teh asset owner expects the following coverage:Leverage calculation (sum of notional and commitment as defined by ESMA guidelines 10-788 and CSSF circular 11/512);Value at Risk (compliant with requirements of ESMA guidelines 10-788 and CSSF circular 11/512);A dirty and clean back testing program;Statistical tests such as Kupiec and Christoffersen;Stress tests (historical and hypothetical);Liquidity risk calculations in line with CSSF circular 19/733 and ESMA guidelines 34-39-882;Calculation of SRRI values;Ability to support adhoc regulatory and client risk report risk.Regarding the investment restriction monitoring system, it expects:Coverage of legal rules set by Chapter 5 of the 2010 Law;Coverage of prospectus rules;Impact assessment in case of breach;Eligibility of assets controls.The deadline to participate is 9 September 2020 at 5pm UK time.Swiss pension fund tenders $200m high yield mandateA pension fund based in Switzerland has issued a tender through IPE Quest.The $200m (€167.8m) US high yield mandate – which will be managed as a single investor fund – will follow the Bloomberg Barclays US High Yield 2% Issuer constraint Index as benchmark.According to search QN-2619, the deadline for applications is 4 September at 5pm UK time. Applicants should state performance data to 30 June 2020, gross of fees.Interested managers – which should have a minimum track record absolute of eight years amd a minimum of $2bn of assest under management for this strategy – can respond to the tender in either English or German, the notice said.The IPE news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE Quest, Discovery, or Innovation tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information directly from IPE Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 3465 9330 or email read the digital edition of IPE’s latest magazine click here.last_img read more 27 June 2020Family First Comment: “The unethical choices the tobacco industry made decades ago marketing its addictive and harmful products to kids and the lax government oversight that allowed it to happen are playing out again in California’s legal weed industry, according to a new study… Lynn Silver, the pediatrician and lead author, said she is not opposed to marijuana legalization, but based on what the study found is “deeply concerned by the irresponsible way legalization is occurring in the U.S. that is allowing the emergence of a new tobacco-like industry.”The unethical choices the tobacco industry made decades ago marketing its addictive and harmful products to kids and the lax government oversight that allowed it to happen are playing out again in California’s legal weed industry, according to a new study.With New Jersey voters going to the polls Nov. 3 to decide whether to approve a constitutional amendment expanding its medical marijuana law to all adults 21 and older, the study by the Public Health Institute offers ideas of how the state could take a firmer hand regulating the burgeoning industry.The authors — a pediatrician, an attorney and a research scientist — examined the laws in 534 of California’s 539 cities and counties a year after marijuana was legalized for adults 21 and older in 2018.Lynn Silver, the pediatrician and lead author, said she is not opposed to marijuana legalization, but based on what the study found is “deeply concerned by the irresponsible way legalization is occurring in the U.S. that is allowing the emergence of a new tobacco-like industry.”California has a flourishing market for high-potency products, like edibles and concentrates known as dabs, which lack prominent and explicit warning labels, Silver said. It’s not hard to find dried flowers with THC levels as much as 30%, and as much as three times that amount for concentrates, she said.Cannabis-infused soda and gummies and other products with names like “girl scout cookie” appear to target youth, much in the way “Joe Camel” lured young smokers and cherry and bubble gum-flavored nicotine vapes targeted minors. Billboards promoting marijuana products are commonplace, and cannabis consumption at concerts and fairs is permitted, according to the article.READ MORE: up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

first_imgFormer Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is still in contact with the Spurs players. Pochettino was sacked by Spurs in November following a below-par start to the current season, and he was replaced by Jose Mourinho the very next day. He confirmed to TNT Sports that he had been in touch with some of his former charges in north London, and advised them that football has to take secondary importance during this time.Advertisement Loading… “I told them that there is no need to be at risk and that football takes second place to health,” he said. read also:Pochettino hits out at ‘irresponsible’ football chiefs over pandemic “It seems good to me that measures have already been taken. It is the best way to try to control the virus until a cure is found.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’10 Characters That Should Be Official Disney PrincessesCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universelast_img read more

first_imgJapan’s sumo association on Friday confirmed its first coronavirus case, in a new blow for the ancient sport, which has already been forced to move one tournament behind closed doors and postpone others.One low-ranking wrestler who had a fever last week has tested positive for the virus, the association said, declining to name the man or give details of his stable.Sumo’s spring tournament in Osaka was held behind closed doors over concerns about the coronavirus The association said no other wrestlers or officials had symptoms and those who belong to the infected wrestler’s stable will stay home or at the stable and follow advice from health officials. The outbreak in Japan has been smaller than in many countries, with more than 5,300 cases and 88 deaths confirmed so far, but the government this week declared a state of emergency in seven regions, and the sumo association said it was adapting too. The association has not called off daily training but new instructions include requiring wrestlers to take their temperatures twice a day. The “tokoyama” responsible for styling wrestlers’ hair into their signature oiled topknots have been asked to avoid public transportation when coming to stables, a spokesman said. A young wrestler at a Tokyo stable confirmed daily training was continuing as usual but said activities were limited. “We go out only for (grocery) shopping… Stress is building up in many people,” he added. News of the infected wrestler came a week after the association postponed two sumo tournaments scheduled for later this year. Read Also: Murray, Kerber to play in virtual Madrid Open The spring basho, held last month in Osaka, took place without spectators, with wrestlers surrounded by just a handful of judges in the empty arena. But it was broadcast live on national TV, where viewers could hear sounds normally drowned out by the crowd, including wrestlers slapping their bellies and scraping their feet on the clay ring. Some rituals were amended, including the traditional ladle of water that a winning wrestler offers to the next in the ring. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Sumo stables have cut back training and put in place other restrictions to limit the spread of the coronavirus“We wear masks where possible, wash hands, disinfect hands… We have been taking normal prevention measures,” he told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity.“We don’t visit other stables to practice. We have been practising in our stable only.” Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?Top Tastiest Foods From All Over The World7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone15 Photos Of Amazingly Beautiful MutationsBest Car Manufacturers In The World10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks The next sumo “basho” or tournament, scheduled to open on May 10 in Tokyo, has been delayed by two weeks. The July basho in Nagoya suffered the same fate. Tokyo’s basho is expected to begin on May 24 but tickets have yet to go on sale over concerns about a further postponement or cancellation. Loading… last_img read more

first_imgBANGKOK – Thailand on Sunday reported 15new coronavirus cases and no new deaths, bringing the total number of casessince its outbreak in January to 2,922 cases and 51 deaths. Two other new cases were reported fromthe southern province of Yala, where the authorities are aggressively testingthe population because of high infection rates there, said TaweesinWisanuyothin, a spokesman for the government’s Centre for COVID-19 SituationAdministration. (Reuters) Of the new cases, four were linked toprevious cases, another four had no known links, while five new patients arearrivals from overseas who have been under state quarantine.center_img Buddhist novice monks wearing face shields and protective face masks attend a lesson at Wat Molilokayaram monastic educational institute during coronavirus disease outbreak in Bangkok, Thailand on April 22, 2020. REUTERSlast_img read more

first_imgPlainfield, IN— Two individuals and one collaborative partnership in Indiana have been awarded Duke Energy’s economic development “Partner Achievement Award” for 2019.Each year, Duke Energy recognizes these economic development partners for their outstanding efforts to help bring growth and economic development to their regions.The 2019 Partner Achievement Awards go to:Judi Johnson, Director of Economic Development for Noblesville, for her tireless dedication and collaborative spirit that have resulted in tremendous growth in her community and regionTerri Randall, President and CEO, One Dearborn Inc., for her outstanding efforts to create a new economic development organization and strategic plan to bring growth to Dearborn CountyThe Indiana Power Partnership, a new collaboration that includes the economic development teams from American Electric Power, Duke Energy, Hoosier Energy, Indiana Municipal Power Agency, Northern Indiana Public Service Company, Vectren, a CenterPoint Energy Company, and the Wabash Valley Power Alliance“We appreciate that these individuals and organizations have long recognized the value in combining forces to develop local and regional economies,” said Erin Schneider, Duke Energy director for economic development in Indiana. “Building successful and prosperous communities takes a dedicated team with dedicated time to generate long-term growth.”The Partner Achievement Award is not based on any specific metric, but rather is more about local and regional economic development organizations building successful long-term relationships with Duke Energy.last_img read more

first_img However, Belgium boss Marc Wilmots said around that time after naming Kompany in his squad that the player was “fit” and had a “big chance” to play against Israel. And at his press conference on Monday to preview that game, Wilmots – quoted on the official Twitter feed of the Belgian national team – said: “Vincent is fit, but we’ll wait (on) the outcome of the training to decide if he will play.” Wilmots’ men sealed their Euro 2016 place on Saturday when they beat Andorra, a match Kompany sat out. What Pellegrini will make of it if the 29-year-old defender, who is captain of both his club and country, gets a run-out against Israel remains to be seen. But the Chilean said when speaking on the matter on October 2: ”Of course it’s outside the control of any club manager. The national team have a list of the players that play for them and they have, in the international break, the authority to use them. ”We can’t do anything about that because they have the decision – but he cannot play. ”I hope that Vincent can return (to action) after the international break but I am not sure. I hope that after 15 days he will be able to play but the calf is a difficult muscle.” Vincent Kompany could feature for Belgium in Tuesday’s Euro 2016 qualifying clash with Israel in Brussels. The centre-back has missed the last five games in all competitions for Manchester City due to a calf problem. And prior to the current international break, Blues manager Manuel Pellegrini’s verdict on Kompany – with regard to his chances of being involved in his country’s forthcoming matches against Andorra and Israel – was “he cannot play”. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_img Press Association Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier is hoping to complete the perfect week by adding victory in the north London derby to his first England call-up. The crunch visit to Arsenal on Sunday is Spurs’ third game in six days, after Mauricio Pochettino’s side recorded victories over Aston Villa on Monday and then Anderlecht on Thursday in the Europa League. The Villa win stretched Tottenham’s unbeaten run in the league to 10 matches while Arsenal’s domestic form has also been strong, with the Gunners winning five on the spin and scoring 16 goals in the process. “That makes it easier and I know some of the lads there from younger age groups so I’m looking forward to it. “I couldn’t have imagined it to be honest. If you had told me this would happen when I was sitting on holiday I wouldn’t have believed you.” Dier has been a key part in Tottenham tightening up their defence this season, with Pochettino’s men conceding seven fewer goals than at the same stage last year. “The defence has played a lot of games (together) from the beginning of the season,” Pochettino said. “The collective effort is important to help them – the keeper, the fullbacks, the midfielders. “I think this season the balance is nearly perfect, but always we need to improve.” “It’s got everything – we’re in great form, they’re in great form,” Dier told Tottenham’s official website. “Apart from their result against Bayern Munich they’ve been doing very well so they’re a great team but we’ve been doing extremely well too. “We like to play a very intense style of football and they like to attack. It’ll be a good game to watch and hopefully we can be the ones enjoying it at the end.” Dier was named in Roy Hodgson’s squad on Thursday for upcoming friendlies against France and Spain as reward for an excellent start to the campaign in which the 21-year-old has shone in his new position of centre midfield. Used primarily at right-back and centre-half last season, Dier has quickly adjusted to his new role next to Dele Alli, who was also picked for England along with Spurs team-mates Kyle Walker and Harry Kane. “I’m really thankful to the manager for trusting me and believing in me in that position,” Dier said. “Getting the England call-up was a very proud moment for me and my family. It’s something you always dream of as a kid. “Hopefully I can go there, enjoy myself and do well. It’s always nice when you go with other boys from your club. last_img read more