first_imgImage Credit: Pixabay. The full list of areas going into tier 4 are: Oxford is to remain in tier 2 despite much of the South-East being placed under new, stricter tier 4 measures. The new tier 4 restrictions will resemble those imposed during the second national lockdown, with all non-essential shops closed and the public ordered to stay at home. Christmas bubbles are no longer permitted and travel in and out of the area is banned, with individuals only able to meet one other person from outside their household at a time in an outdoor public space. The new rules will affect about 17.7 million, with 17 million remaining in Oxford’s tier 2 level. The new restrictions are being introduced following the discovery of a new, more infectious strain of the virus, which has seen cases and hospitalisations rise most dramatically in the south east over the last weeks. The measures are an attempt to contain the spread of the new mutation across the country and suppress the rate of infections locally, and will be reviewed by the government every two weeks. It is not known precisely where the novel strain of coronavirus emerged from. However it continued to spread particularly quickly across the south east despite the lockdown measures taken in November to try and curb rising cases. Initial data suggests it could be up to 70% more infectious, although there is no evidence to suggest that it causes a more severe form of the disease.  In an announcement on Saturday afternoon the Prime Minister said that there was “no alternative” to the new measures and that “without action the evidence suggests that infections would soar, hospitals would become overwhelmed and many thousands more would lose their livescenter_img “It’s with a very heavy heart we can’t continue with Christmas as planned”.      Professor Whitty, the government’s Chief Medical Officer, added that individuals who left tier 4 regions to spend Christmas elsewhere would mean a “significant risk” of the new mutation of the virus spreading to areas where it is currently less prevalent. KentBuckinghmashireBerkshireSurreyThe boroughs of Gosport, Havant, Portsmouth, Rother and HastingsLondonBedford and BedfordshireMilton KeynesLutonPeterboroughHerefordshireEssex Oxford will still be subject to tier 2 restrictions, as only areas in the South-East which are currently in tier 3 will be moved into the new tier 4. However, the neighbouring counties of Buckinghamshire and Berkshire will be living under the tougher rules. However, new rules for the festive period will apply to Oxford, with only one day of household mixing allowed on Christmas Day itself, rather than the five days originally proposed. Three different households are still able to meet for the day in areas outside of Tier 4.last_img read more

first_imgJoint venture to build 500MW of wind and solar capacity in Bangladesh by 2023 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Business Standard:Bangladesh-China Power Company Limited (BCPCL), a joint venture of North West Power Generation Company Ltd (NWPGCL) and China National Machinery Import and Export Corporation (CMC), is going to implement renewable energy projects with a target to generate 500 megawatts (MW) of electricity across the country by 2023.As part of the initiative, they signed a joint-venture agreement to form a company named Bangladesh-China Power Company Ltd (Renewable) on Tuesday.In the newly formed joint venture, NWPGCL and CMC will be investing equal amounts of capital. The authorised capital of the joint-venture company is Tk1,000 crore while the paid-up capital is Tk16 crore.BCPCL (Renewable) will implement three solar plants – Pabna 60MW, Sirajganj 100MW and Jamuna 125MW – and one wind plant. The wind plant with a capacity of 50MW has been planned to be set up in Payra of Patuakhali. Apart from these, solar and wind plants having 165MW capacity will be implemented in different areas of the country which are yet to be finalised.State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid said the planned projects will help the government meet the target to generate 10 percent of energy from renewable sources.More: Bangladesh-China Power Company to implement 500MW renewable energy projectslast_img read more

first_imgYesterday was the International Dog Day, and still no one in the world knows how one of the most famous breeds – Dalmatian, in fact an indigenous breed from Croatia. And not from America, as the whole world thinks. / / / INITIATIVE LAUNCHED TO COLOR A PEDESTRIAN CROSSING IN DARMATIAN DOG PATTERNS IN ZADAR By the way, the Dalmatian dog (Canis dalmaticus) is the most famous Croatian autochthonous dog breed in the world. The origin of the Dalmatian dog is based on paintings and records from church chronicles of the 16th – 18th century. The Dalmatian dog served as a military dog, guard at the border, companion of carriages and riders, as a hunting dog, bird and hound, and depictions of the Dalmatian dog were found on the altar painting “Mother of God with Jesus and angels” in the church of Our Lady of the Angels in Veli Losinj , the island of Lošinj, Croatia dating from 1600-1630, and frescoes from Zaostrog, Dalmatia, Croatia. It follows that the origin of the Dalmatian dog is in the eastern part of the Mediterranean, especially in the historical province of Dalmatia. And while in our country it was not possible, and still nothing can be done, in Spanish Galicia, the same idea was realized in just a few months and became part of their tourism-marketing plan. Smart people saw the article in the Croatian media, and implemented the same idea in themselves and turned it into an excellent marketing product. So simple, but not in Croatia. Always that “BUT” in Lijepa naša. / / / IT IS NOT POSSIBLE IN CROATIA, BUT THAT IS WHY IT IS POSSIBLE IN SPAIN. “ZEBRA DALMATINKA” REVIVED IN SPAIN Photo: Pixabay.com Back in 2018 in Zadar, an initiative was launched to paint the pedestrian crossing in Zadar in the colors of Dalmatians – Zebra Dalmatinka. But there was no hearing. Still, the Zadar zebra did not become a Dalmatian zebra due to the status quo and not a wave of the mindset or FT1P. That is how the Dalmatian dog got its name from the province of Dalmatia, ie from the Dalmatian people. And so the Dalmatinera brand is still in the category of another one of the huge potentials waiting for some better times. We have the holy grail in marketing (this is just one of many – like a tie, a pen, Tesla…) and a storytelling medium, we have it all again., But…last_img read more

first_imgThe subsidiary of state railway operator PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) said it would comply with health protocols for rail transportation during the new normal period, as the government gradually relaxed restrictions to reopen the economy.The company will operate trains at 70 percent of their passenger capacity during the first phase of reopening, as stipulated by Transportation Ministry Circular No.14/2020 on the maintenance of physical distance between passengers.“We are preparing to provide our customers with prime service during the new normal period. Our staff will implement health protocols; we will disinfect our facilities; and there will be seat blocking to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” he said in a press release on Wednesday.The government’s large scale social restrictions (PSBB) led transportation companies throughout the country to suspend their services. Railink will require passengers to wear face masks, maintain physical distance and have their temperatures checked before departure and during the trip, Mukti added.Railink’s parent company, KAI, resumed 14 long-distance and 23 local passenger train routes on June 12, after it suspended all passenger train service in April following the government’s ban on the Idul Fitri tradition of mudik (exodus).Read also: Turkey eyes Indonesian infrastructure projects, new capital developmentBased on KAI data, since the relaxation of the restrictions, long-distance rail ridership grew to about 4,100 passengers on June 22 from about 1,100 passengers on June 12.Ridership on inner-city trains increased 35 percent from June 12 to about 25,300 passengers on June 22.“The increase in passengers signals strong public trust in KAI services during the new normal,” KAI spokesperson Joni Martinus said in a press release on Tuesday.Topics : Airport train operator PT Railink is planning to resume service between Jakarta stations and Soekarno-Hatta International Airport on July 1.The company’s acting president director, Mukti Jauhari, said on Wednesday that Railink would have 50 scheduled daily departures in July. The company suspended operations in April because of the pandemic.Read also: ‘New normal’ exposes poor railway infrastructurelast_img read more

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena Township- The Alpena County Road Commission will look to update part of Bloom Rd. this summer, turning gravel into pavement. Approximately eight tenths of a mile will be constructed between Samp Rd. and just past Wilderness Rd. A design contract has been approved by the board to move forward with the $450,000 project. The project is expected to be completed by late Summer or Fall. No timetable has been set for this project.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Expansion Plan Approved At MidMichigan AlpenaNext Alpena resident and die hard Eagles Fan gearing up for Super Bowllast_img read more

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Interactive Spanish Class sings at Washington Elementary.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Internet has been accused of separating people from one another. But sometimes it brings people together.An Interactive Distance Learning Spanish Class recently went Christmas caroling at several locations in Wellington. The class is taught by Virginia Metzinger, a South Haven teacher, and Spanish is taught over interactive distance learning or commonly called videoconferencing. Students were from Central-Burden, Udall, Douglass, Hamilton, Altoona and Cedar Vale. The students had never seen one another except through video conferencing. But earlier this month they all came together and spread some Christmas cheer.On Dec. 5, the Spanish Class met at the parking lot and met each other for the first time. The group of 46 students then sang several Christmas songs in Spanish while visiting the Golden Living Center, Sterling House, Lincoln and Washington Elementary. They then all finished up at Fabiola’s Restaurant to sing and eat.last_img read more