How to get Drone Flights Approved Near Airports with LAANC

first_imgThis tutorial is geared toward drone pilots with a Part 107 license (also refereed to as a UAS Airman Certificate or Commercial Drone License.) Many of you may already know that the FAA requires pilots to get an Airspace Authorization if they are going to fly within five miles of any airport. (In short, you need to get approval from the FAA before flying near an airport.) This is because Part 107 pilots are only allowed to fly in Class G airspace. And the airspace around airports will usually be Class E, D, or higher.The traditional FAA airspace authorization process takes 90-120 days to maybe approve your drone flight request. (I have had airspace authorizations take much longer.) Luckily though, that has all changed with the new FAA LAANC program.Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC)LAANC stands for Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability, and it is a partnership between the FAA and drone service suppliers. The LAANC system allows Part 107 drone pilots to quickly check if the area they want to fly in is available for instant FAA airspace authorization approval. This can also be really handy if you get a client request to fly at a location near an airport. You can check that location on the FAA UAS Facility Map and see if that area has instant approval available — which can definitely speed up your coordination and flight planning with clients.Instant airspace approval might sound amazing, but let’s actually walk-through the process of getting this approval with the new LAANC program. (Again, this is only for Part 107-licensed drone pilots.)Check the FAA UAS Facility MapThe first thing you will want to check is the FAA UAS Facility Map. This is a really handy reference map that can let you know immediately if instant approval is available for your flight location.Once you have located where you want to fly on the FAA UAS Facility map, we now need to go through one of the LAANC service suppliers in order to get our approval. (This is just a fancy way of saying, “Now we need to go to a website or app that works with LAANC and get our approval.”)As of right now, there are already 14 approved LAANC Service Suppliers that offer the LAANC approval service. All of these, to my knowledge, are also free to use. We are going to use the service supplier Skyward.io.Using Skyward.ioOnce you are on the Skyward.io website, you need to create a free account in order to use LAANC. (Just click “Get Started” in the top right corner of the web page.) From there, you will be able to map out flight locations and create drone operation plans that you can use for LAANC approval. Once you request a FAA Authorization on Skyward.io, you will receive an instant Notice of Authorization with a FAA Reference number. (Note that not all requests can be instantly approved by the FAA. The flight location, if the airport has LAANC capabilities in place, and flight altitude play a big role. Some requests may require up to a week or so for approval.)Here are a few quick reference links to keep around for your next drone shoot.FAA LAANC Program InformationFAA UAS Facility MapSkyward.io (Free account sign up)FAA Drone ZoneHow to get a Part 107 Drone License Planning a drone shoot near an airport? We’ll show you how to quickly get airspace authorization approval with the new FAA LAANC program.In this tutorial, we’re going to walk through the process of getting a fast FAA airspace authorization, which will allow you to fly your drone near an airport. (Legally!) And we’ll be doing all this through the FAA’s new LAANC program for Part 107 drone pilots. Looking for more info on working with drones? Check out these articles.8 Flight Tips to Make Your Drone Footage More CinematicDrone Footage: How to Make or Break a ProjectTraditional Camera Moves Made Easy With DJI DronesHow to Get a Pilot Certification for Commercial Drone UseA Travel Guide to Taking a Drone on a Planelast_img read more

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No surprises in U.P., Bihar Council polls

first_imgThirteen candidates, including 10 of the Bharatiya Janata Party, were declared elected unopposed to the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council on Thursday. Two U.P. Ministers — Mahendra Singh and Mohsin Raza — and the Bahujan Samaj Party’s B.R. Ambedkar, who lost in the recent Rajya Sabha polls in the State to the BJP, were among those elected, apart from one candidate each of the Samajwadi Party and BJP ally Apna Dal (S).In neighbouring Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi and Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Rabri Devi were among the 11 candidates declared elected unopposed in the biennial elections to the State Legislative Council. Among the winners, four belong to the RJD, three each to the Janata Dal (United) and the BJP besides one from the Congress.“Today was the last date for withdrawal of nominations for 13 seats and since no one withdrew from the fray, all the 13 candidates were declared elected,” Returning Officer Ashok Chaubey said in Lucknow.The BJP, which has 21 members after Thursday’s poll result, is still far short of majority in the 100-member Upper House in Uttar Pradesh. The SP now has 55 members, BSP eight, Congress two, Apna Dal (S) one and others 12, while one seat is vacant.In Bihar, the ruling JD(U) and the BJP lost two seats and one seat respectively while the RJD gained three seats and the Congress one seat.“All the 11 candidates were declared elected unopposed in biennial elections to the Legislative Council… I gave them certificates (for getting elected to the Legislative Council),” Bihar Assembly Secretary-cum-Returning Officer Ram Shrestha Rai said in Patna.last_img read more

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Perlas 1, Ato ni Bai rule BVR Puerto Galera leg

first_imgFamilies in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa AFP official booed out of forum Read Next LeBron gets 30k points, 8k rebounds, 8k assists after Cavs win LATEST STORIES Charo Soriano and Bea Tan went home as the Women’s Division champions for the Puerto Galera leg of the third BVR On TourPerlas 1 and Ato Ni Bai ruled their recent leg of their respective divisions in the Beach Volleyball Republic (BVR) on Tour Season 3 over the weekend in Puerto Galera.Perlas 1, composed of BVR founders Charo Soriano and Bea Tan, emerged victorious in the women’s division after topping Babylove Barbon and Genesa Eslapor of UST 1, 21-14, 26-24, in the finals.ADVERTISEMENT Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Meanwhile, Ato Ni Bai, made up of Jade Bacalado and Calvin Sarte, bested Pemie Bagalay and KR Guzman of Kremie, 21-13, 21-17.After another successful staging of BVR on Tour, Tan said the group is now looking to take beach volleyball to new places.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“BVR has always been frequent in Northern parts of Luzon hitting Cagayan Province, Ilocos, Pangasinan and La Union. This year it is in our plans to expand to other coastal communities of the Philippines specifically Southern Luzon areas, Visayas, and Mindanao,” she said.The winning teams earned P30,000 each while the losing finalists took home P10,000. LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatuslast_img read more

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1418 NIT Srinagar students have returned to institute: Govt

first_imgNew Delhi, May 5 (PTI) 1,418 of the 1,441 NIT Srinagar students, who chose not to sit for examination in April, had returned to the institute by the beginning of this week, the government said today.In a written reply in Rajya Sabha, HRD Minister Smriti Irani said for students who exercised the option of not taking Minor-I examination in April, the test has been rescheduled from May 5 to May 8.”Of the 1,441 students who exercised the option, 1,418 had returned to the institute by May 2 (Monday),” the minister added.The National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar had witnessed tension following clashes between groups of students after India lost to West Indies in a semifinal of T20 World Cup cricket match.A majority of outstation students had then left the institute. PTI ADS SMJ SC SMJlast_img read more

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My life at Man City made difficult by Guardiola announcement, says Pellegrini

first_imgManuel Pellegrini aimed what felt like a surprise parting shot at Manchester City on Sunday by saying his life had been made difficult by the club’s decision to announce in February that Pep Guardiola would take over as manager next season.Pellegrini chose the moment City sealed fourth place in the Premier League with a 1-1 draw at Swansea City in his final game in charge to outline his belief that their form dropped amid a changed atmosphere at the club.It is a theory that had been widely suggested but during the campaign the dignified Chilean had been keen to play down the idea that the early revelation of the Spaniard’s arrival had derailed his team’s progress.Now, unless Manchester United beat Bournemouth 19-0 in their rearranged match following Sunday’s abandonment – and even in this barmy Premier season, that really is impossible – Guardiola will take over a Champions League team next season.Yet Pellegrini, while suggesting his side had been the best in the country in his three years in charge, sounded frustrated that his planned final charge had fallen flat.”One of the most difficult things to finish this season was after they announced this club will change (manager) next season, was the atmosphere inside the team,” Pellegrini said.”Of course, it is not easy when you are at that moment involved in all competitions for the players to read every day that ’11 players will go out, these are coming, these are finished’.”I wanted to finish winning the Premier League. The atmosphere from February when they announced the club was starting a new process next season, maybe it wasn’t the best atmosphere,” Pellegrini added.advertisement”Everyone was accepting what would happen in the future and we lost two very important games at home.”Even if the best present he could leave City was their Champions League place, Pellegrini had a very different gift for the travelling fans at the Liberty Stadium as he wandered over to them and took off his club blazer.”I don’t have a shirt because I don’t play, so I gave my jacket to the fans. I felt they have really supported me in three seasons here and support me in every game which is important,” Pellegrini said.Then, to end his reign, came that rarest of things — a Pellegrini punchline.”I can confirm my jacket was empty,” he smiled.last_img read more

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IOC-owned refinery to supply BS-IV compliant diesel from Jan

first_imgVadodara, Jul 3 (PTI) Indian Oil Corp-owned Gujarat refinery will supply Bharat Stage(BS)-IV compliant diesel from January 2017, a senior official has said.”For producing BS-IV complaint fuel, IOC is spending Rs 1,800 crore towards revamping its three diesel treating and hydro-treating units at Gujarat Refinery.”The investment is part of quality upgradation exercise undertaken to meet emission standards set under the Central Governments auto fuel policy,” IOC Executive Director S K Dhar Gupta told PTI.The upgradation will make the refinery, located at Koyali village on the citys outskirts, adequately equipped to supply 100 per cent BS-IV compliant diesel and petrol, he said.Of the total monthly petrol production of 1.60 lakh tonnes, the refinery is currently supplying about 1.50 lakh to 1.55 lakh tonnes of BS-IV compliant petrol, he said.The BS-IV compliant fuels have low sulphur level at 50 ppm. Under BS-III norms, petrol and diesel have sulphur content of 150 ppm and 350 ppm, respectively.The reduced sulphur content will greatly lower air pollution levels caused by auto emissions.”Gujarat refinery has been undergoing revamp of its diesel treating units and the process is expected to be over in January 2017 after which it will supply BS-IV diesel,” said Gupta.However, the IOC facility will continue to produce BS-III diesel from January-April 2017 for enabling old vehicles to smoothly switch over to BS-IV norms.”We want to give them enough time for switching over to BS-IV norms for diesel,” said Gupta.The refinery, which has 13.7 MMT crude processing capacity, has been revamping all its units to supply BS-IV fuels throughout the country by April 1, 2017, he said. PTI COR RSY ANU JMFadvertisementlast_img read more

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Nico Rosberg expects Liberty Media to bring new ideas to F1

first_imgNico Rosberg has welcomed Liberty Media’s takeover of Formula One with the German Mercedes driver believing the series will benefit from the “breath of fresh air” its new American owners are likely to provide. (Latest F1 stories)The deal struck earlier this month is valued at $8 billion including debt and gives the American media and telecoms business effective control of a sport run for so long by British chief executive Bernie Ecclestone.”I think it’s good, for sure,” Rosberg, second in the standings behind team mate Lewis Hamilton, told reporters on Thursday ahead of the weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix.”Bernie (Ecclestone) and his partners have run the business for all of these years and have done a great job… as we can see with the price tag,” added the driver who will celebrate his 200th Formula One race on Sunday.”So someone must have done an amazing job to get that price tag on our sport, just for the commercial rights, that’s pretty impressive.”I think the world is changing a lot and it’s cool sometimes to get a breath of fresh air in the shape of a new competent group of people, who will bring along some new ideas.” (Also Read: Vettel seeks Singapore success to salvage season)’MAKE F1 STRONG IN US, EUROPE’Rosberg also believes the new owners are well positioned to exploit fresh markets for Formula One, away from its traditional fan bases.”I am excited about that, maybe especially as they (Liberty Media) come from America and Americans are often one step ahead in terms of technology and television, so it could be promising and I look forward to seeing what they come up with,” he added.advertisement”Hopefully they can make us stronger in America as well, as there are so many people there who could be passionate about our sport if we bring it to them in a good way.”Even in Europe and around the world there are so many young people who love our sport but don’t actually watch because they won’t tune in at a specific hour or make the effort to find out when a race starts…”This is the era with live in and maybe that needs to be improved for young people and for us, to reach out to more people who love our sport but don’t necessarily tune in to watch when the race is on.”last_img read more

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As India gear up for Brisbane T20I, Adam Gilchrist catches up with Virat Kohli

first_imgTeam India continued to sweat it out at the nets ahead of their tour opener against Australia at Brisbane’s Gabba. Led by Virat Kohli, India will take on the Aussies in the first T20 International on Wednesday.India, who have lost Test series in South Africa and England this year, are leaving no stone unturned to rewrite history in Australia who will be without their two biggest stars: Steve Smith and David Warner.India have never won a Test series in Australia and several experts feel this could be their best chance to set the record straight. But the Test matches get underway only on December 6. Before that, there is a T20I series to be played – a format India fancy.India have been dominant against Australia over the years, winning 10 out of 15 T20 Internationals since 2007. Australia have won only five.The last time India played a T20I series in Australia, they blanked the hosts 3-0 as Virat Kohli finished with three half-centuries. Today, he is captain and without doubt, the best batsman in the world across formats. Also read – Australia dangerous but India determined to make a mark: Rohit SharmaThis time, India will be without MS Dhoni, who was left out of the T20I series against West Indies at home as well. But the likes of Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik give India options in the middle-order. It is no secret Dhoni has struggled for runs this year – Pant, on the other hand, is quickly establishing himself as heir apparent to the former India captain.advertisementIt is no secret Dhoni has struggled for runs this year – Pant, on the other hand, is quickly establishing himself as heir apparent to the former India captainLike they did on Sunday, India’s cricketers were at the Gabba to practice and get used to the conditions. Vice-captain Rohit Sharma conceded Australia’s pacers have the upper hand on bouncy pitches like Gabba and WACA but he said his colleagues were up to the challenge.But they were taking no chances. BCCI’s social media pages posted pictures of batsmen sweating it out at the nets – even Jasprit Bumrah turned his attack mode on.Also read – Have Australia learnt the dangers of needling Virat Kohli?And as the superstars of world cricket trained, their skipper was pictured exchanging pleasantries with Australia legend Adam Gilchrist.That moment at the nets when @Jaspritbumrah93 went Hammer and Tongs #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/mWLIlGYHbyBCCI (@BCCI) November 19, 2018Australia’s cricketers might have been guilty of crossing the line once too often with their verbal attacks but Gilchrist remained a favourite for crowds around the world. Known for his honesty (the man who would walk if he thought he nicked it), Gilchrist finished with 9619 ODI runs and 5570 Test runs.It would be interesting to hear what Gilchrist has to say about Kohli’s promise of not starting a sledging war. The India captain said he will retaliate only if Australia played dirty.Also read – Steve Smith, David Warner bans should stay, says Mitchell JohnsonMitchell Johnson and Pat Cummins were mildly surprised with Kohli’s attitude and they now wait to see how the world’s best batsman goes about his business.Gilchrist played only 13 T20Is for Australia but he made a massive impact in the Indian Premier League where he scored 2069 runs in 80 matches. Under his leadership, Deccan Chargers won the tournament in 2009.Also watch –last_img read more

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Osman: Moyes would do a good job immediately

first_imgPremier League Everton icon Osman: Moyes would do a good job immediately after Koeman sacking Stephen Crawford Last updated 2 years ago 22:07 10/23/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Leighton Baines, David Moyes, Leon Osman, Everton Getty Premier League Everton Everton v Arsenal Arsenal Transfers The Toffees hero feels his old boss would slip in seamlessly if he was to return to Merseyside, but isn’t sure about the Scot as a long-term solution Former Everton midfielder Leon Osman believes David Moyes would be an ideal candidate to replace Ronald Koeman at Goodison Park, but has questioned whether he would be a good long-term option.Toffees 3/1 for HT lead v LeicesterKoeman was let go on Monday following a dismal start to the season, with the Toffees’ most recent result – a 5-2 hammering at home to Arsenal – seeing the Merseyside club drop into the Premier League’s relegation zone. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player And Osman, a cult hero at Goodison having represented the club from 2000 to 2016, feels his former manager Moyes could be a great candidate to get his old club back on track, but isn’t sure whether the Scot is a good long-term option.“I think Moyes would be able to do a good job immediately – he knows the club inside and out,” Osman told Sky Sports.“Whether he would be a long-term candidate, I don’t know what the chairman is looking at. Is he looking at immediate results or someone who has a real pedigree of winning trophies?“Or are they looking at someone like David Unsworth from the academy, who really knows the club and can bring the young lads through and inspire an Everton core?“It’s really interesting to see what [club owners] Farhad Moshiri and Bill Kenwright are thinking right now.”Osman on Moyes GFXWith Everton having spent a reported £142 million in the summer transfer window the Toffees had been tipped to push for a Champions League spot, but failure to pick up a proven, in-form striker to replace Romelu Lukaku has seen the club struggle in front of goal.Regardless, the influx of new talent on Merseyside has laid the foundations of a strong squad, and Osman believes the summer business, if a little flawed, will make the club an attractive prospect for potential new managers.“There’s a reason why things haven’t quite gone well but Everton will be a really good club for someone to take over,” the 36-year-old said.“They have some fantastic players, a real set-up behind them and good money invested in the club.“Okay, you might need a transfer window to get in a few bodies that a new manager would like, but Everton are a really desirable club that people will be after.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Fellaini undergoes knee surgery

first_imgMarouane Fellaini Fellaini undergoes knee surgery but Man Utd midfielder could return in March Ben Valentine 01:57 2/4/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Marouane Fellaini Manchester United Getty Images Manchester United Premier League The midfielder has undergone a procedure to correct the injury to his knee with the manager hoping he can return to make an impact Jose Mourinho has confirmed Marouane Fellaini has had surgery after sustaining a knee injury but does not believe the midfielder will miss the rest of the season.The Belgian midfielder picked up the injury in the 2-0 midweek loss to Tottenham.Mourinho had not detailed the exact nature of the injury, but had previously suggested it was not a season-ending one. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player And the manager confirmed that Saturday, while also acknowledging Fellaini had to undergo surgery to correct the problem in his post-match news conference following United’s 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town.”He had surgery this morning,” Mourinho told reporters. “I don’t want to be very specific, I would prefer the doctor to give some information officially that we can put on our website. But it’s not the end of the season, not at all.“It’s a small intervention in his external meniscus and I would believe that by the end of March he can be back, and if he’s back by the end of March I hope we have a big April and big May still to play in more than one competition.”The victory over Huddersfield left United in second place on 56 points, 13 behind league leaders Manchester City. The club remain in the FA Cup and the Champions League. Fellaini, who has played in 15 games for the Red Devils this season across the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League and scored four goals, is out of contract at the end of the season.On Friday, Mourinho joked with reporters that he told Fellaini he should sign the deal Manchester United had placed in front of him prior to learning the extent of the injury.last_img read more

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Premier League: Manchester City, Liverpool primed for final day of epic title race

first_imgPremier League: Manchester City, Liverpool primed for final day of epic title racePremier League will kick off for the last time this season as the race for the title heats up with Manchester City taking on Brighton and Liverpool facing Wolves.advertisement Reuters LondonMay 12, 2019UPDATED: May 12, 2019 11:53 IST Manchester City and Liverpool go into the last round of Premier League with one point separating them (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSThe last round of the Premier League will all start off simultaneouslyManchester City take on Brighton & Hove Albion as Liverpool face Wolverhampton WanderersOnly one point separates City and Liverpool for the Premier League titleHaving absorbed everything Liverpool could throw at them in a titanic title battle, Manchester City will retain their crown with victory at Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday.It is possible they could get by with a draw, or even an unlikely defeat, as they will start the final round of a monumental title battle one point ahead – but Pep Guardiola’s side know better than to expect gifts from Merseyside.In all likelihood, City will rack up a 14th successive Premier League win and Liverpool will beat Wolverhampton Wanderers to make it nine in a row. If that happens, City will take the honours with 98 points to Liverpool’s 97.To put that into perspective, those totals would be the second and third highest in the history of the Premier League – behind only City’s record-breaking 100-point haul last season when Guardiola delivered his first title.If there was ever a case to share the trophy it is this season, such has been the excellence of both clubs, but in reality finishing second will be a bitter pill to swallow.”I’m not going to change my opinion on what we have done, but I know we will be judged. We have to win,” Guardiola said as he prepared for the trip to a Brighton side who could prove troublesome.The calm before the storm…#mancity pic.twitter.com/B6QHo5GxvQManchester City (@ManCity) May 11, 2019Juergen Klopp’s Liverpool finished 25 points behind City last year, but have bridged the gap playing football that at times has surpassed even Guardiola’s slickers.advertisementLiverpool have lost just once to City’s four defeats and were briefly seven points in front in January, but in the run-in they have found that as well as the style that is Guardiola’s blueprint, his team also have core of steel.That manifested itself perfectly on Monday when, with Leicester City holding out at the Etihad Stadium, captain marvel Vincent Kompany thumped home a 30-metre screamer to send his side into the final day with their fate in their hands.It was their third 1-0 victory in four games and, say what you like about Liverpool’s armour-plated defence, City have conceded only three times in their last 13 games as they relentlessly went about becoming the first club to retain the Premier League title since Manchester United 10 years ago.Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has admitted his side need a miracle to become the first team to overtake the Premier League leaders on the final day of the season.Whatever happens next. A season to remember.One more game pic.twitter.com/90MOIIM3fBLiverpool FC (@LFC) May 11, 2019But in a week in which they performed one to beat Barcelona 4-0, overhauling a three-goal deficit to reach the Champions League final, it would be folly to dismiss the notion of him raising the trophy aloft to end Liverpool’s 29-year wait since they last reigned supreme in England.”City are a great team, but so are we. We’ve competed right to the very end,” Henderson said.”Whoever gets it will deserve it. From our point of view, we couldn’t have done any more.”It is only the eighth time in the Premier League era that the title has been decided on the final day.Also Read | Ander Herrera confirms Manchester United exit in emotional farewell videoFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Premier leagueFollow Manchester CityFollow Liverpool Nextlast_img read more

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Mein Schiff 3 First to Test Puerto del Rosario’s …

first_imgzoom The cruise liner Mein Shiff 3, one of the biggest in the world with capacity for 2,500 passengers and 1,000 crew, was the first to inaugurate the new cruise ship pier in Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands.The pier  was extended by Acciona by applying a world-first technique based on the use of caissons made of composite materials that are more resistant and environment-friendly. They also reduce C02 emissions arising from their construction by 75% and minimize the need to carry out maintenance work, extending their working life.Puerto del Rosario will be able to simultaneously accommodate two medium-sized cruise liners or one big ship with a length of over 300 meters, which is the case of the Mein Shiff 3 (until now the maximum length was 275 meters). My location Press Release, Image: STX Europe 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Print  Closelast_img read more

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Maersk Koole Terminals to Produce 05 Sulphur Fuel

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Maersk Maersk’s subsidiary Maersk Oil Trading has teamed up with liquid bulk storage operator Koole Terminals for the production of IMO 2020-compliant bunker fuel in the Port of Rotterdam.Maersk said the agreed annual production was expected to cover 5-10% of Maersk’s annual fuel demand, allowing the company to expand its bunker supply volumes in Europe.“The fuel manufacturing process allows Maersk to produce compatible low sulphur fuels that complies with the IMO 2020 sulphur cap implementation, reducing the need to rely on 0.1% price-based gasoil and fuel oil outside the ECA zones,” Niels Henrik Lindegaard, Head of Maersk Oil Trading at A.P. Moller – Maersk, said.The IMO 2020 0.5% sulphur fuel cap will be implemented globally as of January 1, 2020. Bunker fuels within the ECA (Emission Control Area) zones will remain at the current cap of 0.1% sulphur. Koole’s Petrochemical Industrial Distillation (PID) unit, located at the company’s Botlek site at the Port of Rotterdam, will allow Maersk to produce such ECA 0.1% sulphur fuel.The deal with Koole Terminals follows Maersk’s agreement with PBF Logistics from February this year, which will allow Maersk to supply IMO 2020-compliant marine fuel to customers on the US East Coast.Additionally, in August 2018 Maersk signed a leasing agreement with Vopak for storage of 2.3 million mt 0.5% compliant fuel at the Vopak Europoort Terminal in Rotterdam.last_img read more

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Police Chief inaugurates DCP office complex in Outer North District

first_imgNew Delhi: The Commissioner of Delhi Police Amulya Patnaik on Friday inaugurated DCP office complex of Outer-North district at Samaipur Badli police station.The complex will house English offices, visitor’s lounge and a conference hall with all modern facilities. According to police, the district carved out of North-West and Rohini districts has been functional since January 1, 2019. There is also a mess and wet canteen facilities for the staff. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderSpeaking on the occasion, the CP Delhi said that the purpose of establishing Outer-North district was to enhance police strength and visibility in this strategically significant area. It has yielded the desired results as the crime graph has gone down. The top cop appreciated public cooperation through Prahari, Police Mitra and other community policing initiatives, which work as force multipliers. He hoped that such public participation would continue for better policing. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsHe further underlined that the district is assuming significance with growing industrial areas and emerging educational institutions. DCP, Outer-North gave a detailed presentation on functioning and aspects of policing in the district. Mobile Picketing Van was also launched on this occasion. This vehicle is equipped with barricades, anti-terrorist and anti-riot gears and automated equipment. It will be useful in checking criminal activities with an element of surprise, considering a wide range of the district with an expanded rural area. Special CP (Traffic) Taj Hassan, Special CP (Ops) Muktesh Chander, Special CP (L&O south) RS Krishnia, Special CP (L&O north), Special CP (HQ) SK Gautam, Special CP (Vigilance) Sundari Nanda, Joint CP (NR) Manish Agarwal, Joint CP (CR) Rajesh Khurana and Joint CP (ER) Alok Kumar, were also present on the occasion besides Police Mitras and representatives of local RWAs. According to the Delhi Police annual report of 2018, as many as 15 new police stations, seven new sub-divisions and one new district have started functioning from January 1, 2019. “The need for creation of new police stations was felt to balance the workload of heavy police stations and to rationalize the unmanageable areas of police stations to improve policing. The new district “Outer-North” has been created after carving out areas from the exiting Rohini and North-West districts,” added the report.last_img read more

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India will not balk at using strength to defend itself

first_imgNew Delhi: Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has said that India will not balk at using its strength to defend itself, while addressing a defence dialogue in the South Korean capital of Seoul on Thursday. Rajnath Singh is on a three-day official visit to South Korea in the second leg of a two-nation tour which also involved Japan. He was addressing a special session of the Seoul Defence Dialogue on Thursday, excerpts of which he shared on his twitter handle. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The Defence Minister said: “Shared my views on the strong currents towards peace that are present in the Korean Peninsula.” “India has never been an aggressor in its history, nor will it ever be. But that does not mean that India would balk at using its strength to defend itself,” he said. In August, Rajnath Singh had sparked a debate over India’s nuclear doctrine and the no first use policy. During a visit to Pokhran on the occasion of former Prime Minister late Atal Bihar Vajpayee’s birth anniversary, Rajnath Singh had said that India has strictly adhered to the no first use nuclear doctrine but what happens in the future depends on the circumstances. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday “Defence diplomacy is a key pillar of India’s strategic toolkit. In fact, defence diplomacy and maintaining strong defence forces are two sides of the same coin. They go hand-in-hand,” the Defence Minister said in Seoul. Rajnath Singh’s statement on Thursday comes amid the heightened military tension between India and Pakistan following the withdrawal of special status to Jammu and Kashmir on August 5. In the last week of August, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had warned about nuclear warfare in the Indo-Pak region during an address to his nation. “If this issue worsens to a war-like situation, then one must remember that both the countries are nuclear states. And no one wins a nuclear war. Whether the world supports us or not, Pakistan will go to any length now,” he had said. However, Imran Khan made a complete U-turn on Pakistan’s nuclear doctrine earlier this week when he said that his country is committed to the ‘no first use’ policy.last_img read more

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UN forum told that halting business involvement in human rights abuse may

“Responsible business means acting with respect for human rights, reflecting the fact that long-term business prospects are tightly coupled with society’s well-being,” the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, told almost 1,000 participants from 85 countries attending the gathering in Geneva, which began on Monday and ends Wednesday.Delegates are considering ways to encourage the implementation of a set of globally accepted ideas enshrined in the UN-backed ‘Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights,’ which outline international standards for preventing and addressing the risk of negative human rights impacts linked to business activity.While Ms. Pillay said the Principles recognize that “responsible governance requires the adoption of adequate regulatory and policy frameworks” to counter business-related human rights abuses, she added that enhancing legal standards “may be necessary” at national, regional or international levels.“There is a particularly pressing case for such legal developments when it comes to business involvement in gross human rights abuse,” Ms. Pillay said.The gathering marks the first high-level meeting of the Forum on Business and Human Rights, which will meet annually, and brings together governments, national human rights institutions, business associations, companies, non-governmental organizations and UN bodies.Its bid to disseminate the Guiding Principles comes after the 47-nation UN Human Rights Council unanimously endorsed them last year, and established a five-person Working Group of experts to advance their implementation.Opening the Forum, the gathering’s chairperson, John G. Ruggie, described the Guiding Principles as the “culmination of six years of extensive consultations, research, pilot projects, bilaterals in capitals, visits to company operations and neighbouring communities, together with contributions by hundreds of individuals and groups around the world.”“The idea that business enterprises might have human rights responsibilities independent of legal requirements in their countries of operation is relatively new, in large part a by-product of the most recent wave of globalization,” Mr. Ruggie added.For the chairperson, the unanimous endorsement of the Guiding Principles signalled that the time had come for a more global approach to the question of business involvement in human rights abuses.“The international community has determined, and everyone present in this room would agree, that sovereignty can no longer serve as a shield behind which governments are allowed to commit or be complicit in the worst human rights violations,” Mr. Ruggie said.“Surely the same must be true of the corporate form,” he added as he urged delegates to “let that be affirmed authoritatively, and remove all doubt.”While Mr. Ruggie said that governments were increasingly targeting corporate-related human rights abuse beyond their jurisdictions through laws with “extraterrestrial effects,” he said national courts appear “not to share a consistent understanding” when it comes to applying international standards.“These (instances) may arise in areas where the human rights regime cannot be expected to function as intended, such as conflict zones or similar sources of heightened risk, and typically the allegations involve corporate complicity in acts committed by related parties,” he said.In addition, Mr. Ruggie called for “greater legal clarity” for victims and companies alike, adding that “only an inter-governmental process can provide that clarity.” read more

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Mens basketball Ohio State reportedly offers Greg McDermott head coaching job

Creighton head coach Greg McDermott embraces his son and tournament Most Outstanding Player after their Missouri Valley Conference championship game against Illinois State on March 4, 2012, in St. Louis, Missouri. Credit: Courtesy of TNSComing just two days after the end of the Thad Matta era at Ohio State, ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported the Buckeyes have offered Creighton head coach Greg McDermott the head coaching position. Ohio State has offered job to Creighton’s Greg McDermott, source told ESPN. Two sides met tonight.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) June 8, 2017McDermott, 52, has 23 years of head coaching experience at the collegiate level under his belt, the latest seven seasons coming at Creighton where he has compiled a 165-81 with the Bluejays, 86-52 since the team joined the Big East in 2013. He is in the seventh season of a 10-year deal worth $1.1 million base salary with the team. Under his leadership, Creighton won a pair of Missouri Valley Conference tournament titles in 2012 and 2013, and a regular season title in the latter season. His Bluejay teams reached the NCAA tournament in four of his seven seasons, though they never made it past the round of 32.Prior to his time with the Bluejays, he served also as head coach at Iowa State, Northern Iowa, North Dakota State and Wayne State. In his 16 seasons with those teams, he went a combined 279-224.Though he largely struggled in his time with Iowa State, he led Northern Iowa to NCAA tournament appearances in 2004, 2005 and 2006, and a Missouri Valley Conference tournament title in 2004. read more

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Search underway for masked gang who left man seriously injured after home

first_imgSearch underway for masked gang who left man seriously injured after home break-in The gang were armed with screwdrivers and sledgehammers. By Adam Daly 18,746 Views https://jrnl.ie/4563750 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Wednesday 27 Mar 2019, 4:34 PM 16 Comments Image: Niall Carson via PA Images Mar 27th 2019, 4:34 PM GARDAÍ IN LAOIS are investigating an aggravated burglary at a home in Portlaoise carried out by four masked men which left one man seriously injured.At 9.50pm last night, four masked men broke into a house in Shaen, armed with what was described as sledgehammers and screwdrivers.At the time of the break-in, there were three women and two men present in the house. The masked men assaulted the men and women before stealing jewellery, cash and other items. One of the men in the house was taken to the Midlands Regional Hospital in Portlaoise where he is being treated for the injuries he sustained. A garda spokesperson said after the robbery the raiders fled on foot but that their direction of travel is unknown.  Short URL Share39 Tweet Email Image: Niall Carson via PA Images last_img read more

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Rate cuts encourage new home building

first_imgAustralian Bureau of Statistics data shows home building approvals increased by 2.9% in November, up 13.2% on the same month of 2011. All gains came in the multi-unit sector, which climbed 10% in November and over 36% for the year.After a series of rate cuts last year, mortgage rates are now well below long-run averages. Combined with flat home prices and rising incomes, that has made property more affordable.The Housing Industry Association also reports sales of new homes rose 4.7% in November, for a second straight month of gains.Source: Broker News Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

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