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Maersk Shipping Must Raise Its Game to Cut Pollution

first_imgzoom The shipping industry must take responsibility for its fair share of carbon emissions in order to tackle climate change, according to global transportation conglomerate A.P. Moller – Maersk.“Raising the ambition for global regulation remains crucial to ensure shipping’s contribution to reach the Paris Agreement’s goal of staying below 2°C temperature rise,” John Kornerup Bang, Chief Advisor on Climate Change at Maersk said.The maritime industry emitted close to 1,000 million tonnes of CO2 in 2012, representing about 2.2% of global CO2 emissions. Depending on future development, this could rise to 15% by 2050, according to a 2016 study by the Danish Shipowner’s Association (DSA) and UCL Energy Institute.As highlighted by Bang, the 23rd session of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) taking place from 6-17 November in Bonn, Germany, represents another clear-cut opportunity to take negotiations further and raise the bar for the commitment of shipping in 2018 and beyond.Namely, under the aegis of the main conference, the ‘Ambition 1.5°C: Global Shipping’s Action Plan’ summit took place on November 13.Based on the projections from the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), the industry can improve efficiency by up to 75% through operational measures and current technology.However, to make this happen, a higher level of ambition is needed than the one outlined in the current roadmap for 2017–2023, based on both technical, operational and economic measures – without punishing early movers and with clear incentives to develop new solutions.“As a company, we are reaching a point where it will be more and more challenging to drive significant reductions on our own. Efficiency measures are drying out and it’s an industry challenge to drive the needed innovation in new propulsion technologies. More than ever, we need global regulation to ensure a level playing field and a transition with the biggest possible environmental impact,” Bang highlighted.“The hopes and demands of the shipping industry for a strengthened mandate of the IMO were not fulfilled in Paris; Bonn offers us a new opportunity to accelerate what MAN Diesel & Turbo calls the ‘Maritime Energy Transition’, the move to cleaner technology within our industry. Ultimately, uniform environmental standards must be established at international level – a strong IMO as an international regulator is, therefore, essential,” Uwe Lauber, CEO of MAN Diesel & Turbo said while speaking at the event.“MAN Diesel & Turbo wants to expand the debate on how to reach COP 21’s targets. We want to engage with all stakeholders – whether the general public, NGOs, shipowners or classification societies – to see what solutions are already in place or required. Consequently, I am heartened by what I have heard today in Bonn where we have made significant progress, and am confident that our efforts here will ultimately bear fruit,” Gunnar Stiesch – Senior Vice President, MAN Diesel & Turbo said.Stemming from the summit’s proceedings, a briefing document will be delivered to UNFCCC delegates, providing a summary of the main challenges and opportunities offered by the decarbonisation of the shipping industry, the ambitious approaches agreed, and a copy of a draft actionlast_img read more

Benedict Cumberbatch Named PETAs Most Beautiful Vegan 2018

first_imgThe time has come for PETA to crown the Most Beautiful Vegan Celebrities of 2018, and this year’s titles are going to two of the most prominent vegan role models in Hollywood: filmmaker Ava DuVernay and actor Benedict Cumberbatch.“Ava DuVernay and Benedict Cumberbatch are saving animals not only by going vegan but also by sharing their commitment with the world,” says PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange. “The vegan powerhouses behind Selma and Doctor Strange, respectfully, beautifully show what it means to be a compassionate star in 2018.”DuVernay, the barrier-breaking filmmaker behind 13th and A Wrinkle in Time, has pointed out on Twitter that going vegan is a social justice issue — and as the Oscar-nominated director told The Hollywood Reporter, “My mom always said to treat others like you like to be treated. … [E]veryone wants to be … respected and treated in a loving way.”Meanwhile, the Emmy Award–winning Cumberbatch took every opportunity to praise his new vegan lifestyle during his press tour for Avengers: Infinity War — and when Time Out London asked how he got in shape for the role, he was quick to respond, “I eat a plant-based diet.”Other top contenders this year included chart-topping musicians Swizz Beatz, Jason Derulo, Ne-Yo, and will.i.am as well as actors Zac Efron and Ellen Pompeo.Past winners of PETA’s annual award — which previously recognized the “Sexiest Vegan Celebrities” — include Jhené Aiko, André 3000, Russell Brand, Jessica Chastain, Miley Cyrus, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Liam Hemsworth, Jared Leto, Leona Lewis, Tobey Maguire, Ellen Page, Natalie Portman, Maggie Q, Ruby Rose, Alicia Silverstone, Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood, and Kristen Wiig.last_img read more

RCMP warns more confrontations loom if reinforcements bolster Mikmaq ranks

first_img(RCMP officers display cache of weapons seized during Thursday’s raid. APTN/Photo)APTN National NewsFREDERICTON, N.B.-A senior RCMP officer warned Friday reinforcements reportedly travelling to New Brunswick to bolster Mi’kmaq ranks could lead to a repeat of the heavily-armed raid of a warrior society-anchored anti-fracking encampment by RCMP tactical units the day before.Assistant Commissioner Roger Brown issued the warning during a press conference displaying rifles, ammunition and knives seized during Thursday’s raid. Brown said RCMP officers also seized improvised explosive devices.“I am very concerned that others may be coming in support of or otherwise and my concern on that is how this is going to unfold today or tomorrow,” said Brown.While Thursday’s raid appears to have temporarily neutralized some key players within the Mi’kmaq Warrior Society, there are widespread reports reinforcements are travelling to New Brunswick from other First Nation communities to join in the cause.Images of camouflaged RCMP officers in sniper positions and burning cruisers inflamed emotions as they flashed across social media platforms Thursday.Brown called for calm.“I am urging everybody to allow things to calm down and everyone who wants to demonstrate to do so in a peaceful and law abiding manner,” he said.Brown said shots were fired from within the encampment and Molotov cocktails were thrown at police during the raid. He said the RCMP seized three bolt-action, single shot hunting rifles, one fashioned with a bayonet, at the site which sits about 15 kilometres northeast of Elsipogtog First Nation and 80 kilometres north of Moncton.RCMP officers, some wearing camouflage and wielding assault weapons, cleared the encampment Thursday to free SWN Resources Canada’s exploration vehicles which had been blocked by anti-fracking activists backed by the Mi’kmaq Warrior Society.The guns were displayed on a table during a press conference at the RCMP’s New Brunswick headquarters in Fredericton. The guns appeared alongside piles of ammunition, bear spray and knives.Brown said the guns, which were all legal, were hidden within the encampment which proved there were nefarious intentions behind their possession.“When you see firearms of that nature, hidden underneath a tent, with ammo and fully accessible at a second’s notice, that is not the context one would find normal firearms in this situation,” he said.Chief Superintendant Dwayne Gallant said seized improvised explosive devices included large commercial-grade fireworks packed with shrapnel made from shotgun pellets and small crushed rocks.Brown said the encampment’s weaponry posed a serious public security threat.“What triggered it was that situation was no longer secure, this situation was no longer a peaceful protest and that lives could be in danger,” said Brown.A total of 40 people were arrested during a volatile day of protest that followed the raid. The RCMP said nine people had been charged with pointing a firearm, mischief, assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest, obstructing justice and failing to abide by a court injunction.The RCMP said 31 people had been released on undertakings and promises to appear.There was also an attempt to burn the Elsipogtog RCMP police station at 2:30 a.m. Friday morning. The building is owned by the First Nation and the reserve’s fire department put out the flames before it caused any major damage, said the RCMP.The band council for Elsipogtog First Nation, which has been at the heart of the anti-fracking opposition, distanced itself from the seized weapons. Chief Arren Sock and some band councillors also met with Brown on Thursday evening.“Chief and Council of the Elsipogtog First Nation wish to state clearly that guns and bombs, if any, have no place in our peaceful efforts. The destruction of police vehicles was unfortunate and unnecessary,” said the statement. “A peaceful path forward still exists, but the situation is extremely volatile.”Sock was meeting with New Brunswick Premier David Alward late into the evening Friday.news@aptn.calast_img read more

CBP Officials To Close Several Lanes At San Ysidro Otay Mesa Ports

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 11:23 AM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN YSIDRO (KUSI) – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials will shut down several lanes of traffic beginning Tuesday morning at the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa ports of entry to install equipment in preparation for the arrival of the migrant caravan, the agency said.Beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday, the agency will shut down three northbound lanes at the San Ysidro Port of Entry and one lane at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry.The lanes will be closed to install equipment “in preparation for the migrant caravan and the potential safety and security risk that it could cause,” the agency said in a statement.On Thursday, 1,100 Marines from Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton were deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border to support border security, mainly by installing concertina wire and pre-positioning jersey barriers, barricades and fencing under Operation Secure Line.“CBP has been and will continue to prepare for the potential arrival of thousands of people migrating in a caravan heading towards the border of the United States,” Pete Flores, director of San Diego field operations for Customs and Border Protection said in a statement.Customs and Border Protection officials recommended that motorists crossing from Tijuana into San Diego should expected increased wait times because of the lane closures.The closures are expected to last “until sometime after people in the caravan arrive to the border,” the agency said.On Thursday, a group of 5,000 migrants, mostly from Honduras, voted to proceed from Mexico City to Tijuana. It was unclear when they might reach the U.S. border.The KUSI Chopper was flying over the border area, the line of cars waiting to enter the country was extremely long. Check it out in the video here. KUSI Newsroom center_img Posted: November 13, 2018 November 13, 2018 CBP Officials To Close Several Lanes At San Ysidro, Otay Mesa Ports Of Entrylast_img read more

WILMINGTON REC REMINDERS Treat Mom This Mothers Day With A Trip From

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Mother’s Day is right around the corner! This year, why not celebrate your mom and/or grandmother with a fun day (or two) together? Consider a trip with the Wilmington Recreation Department as we will take care of all the details so you can enjoy your day!For the adventurous mom! How about spending a day in the Big Apple? We’re headed to NYC on Saturday, May 5. Plan to see a show, tour the 9/11 museum, visit the Statue of Liberty, or just take in all the sights of the city at your leisure. The time is yours to explore at your own pace. Cost is $65.For the game-loving mom! On Thursday, May 17 we’re off to Wright’s Farm Restaurant for our ‘Bingo Bonanza’ trip. This exciting day trip includes an all-you-can-eat chicken dinner and some Bingo action complete with prizes in the form of gift cards. Not only will you have a great afternoon complete with a delicious meal, you may even win something to take home with you! Cost is $62.For the musical mom! On Thursday, June 7, join us for a day trip to the acclaimed Venus de Milo Restaurant for a performance of “The King Returns”, an Elvis tribute by the popular Mark Shelton and his band. Our residents have raved about Mark’s performance on the Town Common and at the Beacon and Indian Head Resorts. A plated luncheon is included. Cost is $88.All of the above trips include roundtrip transportation, a tour escort, taxes and service charges.To register, visit https://www.wilmingtonma.gov/recreation, call 978-658-4270, or stop by Town Hall, Room 8, Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the Wilmington Recreation Department.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWILMINGTON REC REMINDERS: Day Trip To New York City On October 19In “Community”WILMINGTON REC REMINDERS: Get Discounted Admission Tickets To 8 AttractionsIn “Community”WILMINGTON REC REMINDERS: Registration Now Open For SNL Flag Football & Rec BasketballIn “Community”last_img read more

Cloud database removed after exposing details on 80 million US households

first_img Security Internet A database with info on 80M+ US households was left open… Hacking Privacy Microsoft Now playing: Watch this: 1:48 11 Tags Comments Unlike a hack, you don’t need to break into a computer system to access an exposed database. You simply need to find the IP address, the numerical code assigned to any given web page. There’s no indication, though, that the information in this database was accessed by cybercriminals.For the research, Rotem and Locar partnered with VPNmentor, an Israeli company that reviews privacy products called VPNs and receives commissions when readers choose one they like. In a blog post Monday, the company called on the public to help it identify who might own the data so that it can be secured.”The 80 million families listed here deserve privacy,” the company said in its blog post.Rotem found that the data was stored on a cloud service owned by Microsoft. Securing the data is up to the organization that created the database, and not Microsoft itself.”We have notified the owner of the database and are taking appropriate steps to help the customer remove the data until it can be properly secured,” a Microsoft spokesperson told CNET in a statement Monday.The server hosting the data came online in February, Rotem found, and he discovered it in April using tools he developed to search for and catalog unsecured databases. In January, he also found a security flaw in a widely used airline booking system called Amadeus that could allow an attacker to view and alter airline bookings.The cache of demographic information included data about adults aged 40 and older. Many people listed are elderly, which Rotem said could put them at risk from scammers tempted to use the information to try to defraud them.Originally published April 29, 5 a.m. PT.Update, 11:15 a.m.: Adds comment from Microsoft and more information about the cybersecurity research team. Update, 12:12 p.m.: Notes that the database has been taken offline. Angela Lang/CNET In a blow to consumers’ privacy, the addresses and demographic details of more than 80 million US households were exposed on an unsecured database stored on the cloud, independent security researchers have found.The details included names, ages and genders as well as income levels and marital status. The researchers, led by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, were unable to identify the owner of the database, which until Monday was online and required no password to access. Some of the information was coded, like gender, marital status and income level. Names, ages and addresses were not coded.The data didn’t include payment information or Social Security numbers. The 80 million households affected make up well over half of the households in the US, according to Statista.”I wouldn’t like my data to be exposed like this,” Rotem said in an interview with CNET. “It should not be there.”Rotem and his team verified the accuracy of some data in the cache but didn’t download the data to minimize the invasion of privacy of those listed, he said.It’s one more example of a widespread problem with cloud data storage, which has revolutionized how we store valuable information. Many organizations don’t have the expertise to secure the data they keep on internet-connected servers, resulting in repeated exposures of sensitive data. Earlier in April, a researcher revealed that patient information from drug addiction treatment centers was exposed on an unsecured database. Another researcher found a giant cache of Facebook user data stored by third-party companies on another database that was publicly visible. I wouldn’t like my data to be exposed like this. It should not be there. Noam Rotem, security researcher Share your voicelast_img read more

Room temperature homes report

first_imgRoom temperature homes report2.7K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00Room temperature homes report2.7K viewsBusinessDespite freezing temperatures and piles of snow in much of the Northeast, sales of new U.S. single family homes fell only slightly in January, and supply rose to its highest level since 2010. TheVentuno Web Player 4.50Despite freezing temperatures and piles of snow in much of the Northeast, sales of new U.S. single family homes fell only slightly in January, and supply rose to its highest level since 2010. Thelast_img read more

ExBigg Boss contestant Jasleen Matharu slams SomiSaba for defending Deepak over indecent

first_imgJasleen MatharuInstagramEx-Bigg Boss 12 contestant Jasleen Matharu has slammed sisters Somi and Saba Khan for defending Deepak Thakur’s indecent video which the latter had made on Jasleen mocking her bikini act in the house.”I will take a dip in the pool with Jasleen,” Deepak was heard saying in the video which he had shared on social media. Enraged by Deepak’s act, Jasleen has filed a complaint against her former Bigg Boss inmate for crossing his limits.However, Somi and Saba have defended Deepak saying that he did not intended to disrespect Jasleen and was just trying to be funny. Instead Somi slammed Jasleen saying that if she wants Deepak to apologise to her, she should say sorry to her first as Jasleen had said lot of bad things about her character and family.But the recent statements from the Khan sisters didn’t go down well with Jasleen. “Who are these girls? I don’t know them? Main in dono ko jaanti hi nahi hoon. The matter was between Deepak and me and I had already spoken to him on the same. I don’t know why these two are interfering and what are they getting out of it,” Jasleen Matharu was quoted as saying by Spotboye.And before Bigg Boss 13 could raise its curtains, it looks like the contestants of previous season are still fighting with and have not forgiven for the remarks they had made against each other in the Bigg Boss house.last_img read more

North Central Kolkata to get no water supply on March 30

first_imgKolkata: Water supply in a large parts of North and Central Kolkata will be affected on Saturday with the Water Supply Department of Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) undertaking an urgent work to facilitate construction of a ventilation shaft and emergency exit for the East-West Metro at Raja Subodh Mallick Square.The filtered water supply from Tala and Palta will be stopped with effect from 10 am on Saturday and will be restored at 6.30 am on Sunday. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAn official said this would affect water supply from Tala to a certain part of Bhowanipore and areas such as Shyambazar, Bowbazar, Beliaghata, Park Circus and Entally. The civic body will have to extract an age-old underground water pipe at the intersection of Nirmal Chandra Street and Lenin Sarani for the ventilation shaft, which is meant to be used for rapid evacuation in case of an emergency. The pipe is 900 mm in diameter and is located 12 feet underground. The pipe that will be removed is defunct but supply pipes adjacent to it may be damaged while removal of the pipe. “So we do not want to take any risk,” a senior official of the water supply department said. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateAn official of Kolkata Metro Railway Corporation Ltd, which is executing the East West Metro project, said they needed land for construction of the ventilation shaft at Subodh Mallick Square and several utility lines had come in the way. “We approached the civic body for removing the pipe and they have agreed to it,” the official said. Meanwhile, a team under the Digital India progamme of the central government visited the KMC on Tuesday to take stock of the digitalisation work progress of the latter. Municipal Commissioner and Joint Commissioner informed the team of the various steps that the KMC has taken in connection with this. “The tax collection has been made online and several apps have been introduced in a stride towards digitalization. We have the parking app, the advertising app as well as the health app. The team was satisfied with our progress,” as senior KMC official said.last_img read more