How Scotland turned its unpredictable weather into an advantage

first_imgThe British branded and sold rain as a kind of experience, we just have to experience English rain once in a lifetime hehe joke aside, but that’s a fact. No one is bothered by the constant rain in England, let alone a negative trigger for travel or a motive not to travel to England due to bad weather. It’s always bad weather, but that doesn’t mean there are other motives for traveling. Anyway, here’s one little test, before watching the video. How do you perceive Scotland, and how after this video? Thus, tourist destinations face the same challenge, because they do not have all the ideal conditions, in fact, some do not have any conditions for tourism, but still, despite everything, they know how to tell a story and turn the shortcomings into an advantage. But there is no right answer, because everything is in the head of the individual or “mindset”. Of course, it is certainly better to strive and work on ourselves to be optimistic, and also to approach solving all challenges. So in the current situation, we can whine, be depressed and spend our free time just watching movies and series, and on the other hand we can dedicate most of our time to education, research or learning a new skill. A glass half full or empty? An eternal question, which is even dealt with by various scientific researches. In any case, the narrative is to reduce the negative impact of the “bad” belt, and simply accept it as such, and that doesn’t mean that if the weather is bad you don’t have to travel and explore Scotland. Find out in the video if they managed to get the bad weather out of the formula and the negative mindest. As one local proverb says: There are three types of weather in Scotland. It’s raining or it’s just raining or it’s going to rain. So Scotland, its unpredictable time, where all seasons can have in one day, has turned to its advantage or at least tried to eliminate it as a negative aspect. Some of the obvious shortcomings need to be openly acknowledged, but through narrative there is always talk to be told, both positively and negatively. It all depends on the mindset, as in the case of a glass of water. Of course, the main motive for coming is always quality, different, interesting and authentic content of the entire tourist destination. So in 2018, the Scottish Tourist Board released a video A Guide to Weather in Scotland, in which they skillfully play with words and just their shortcomings, try to present in an interesting way as a lifestyle or Scottish way of life. Well in that spirit, I bring you a new interesting story that is coming to us this time from Scotland. As I have repeatedly pointed out, it is now time to plan, redefine development strategies, and learn new knowledge and skills so that when the day comes after the coronavirus, we are more prepared for all the new challenges.last_img read more

Rare arch-shaped cloud over Aceh goes viral, sparks concern, ‘fake news’

first_imgMeanwhile, user Agus Maulana (@a_mantu71) posted a video clip to his account on Monday afternoon, calling the “uncommon phenomenon” a “tsunami cloud”.Fenomena yg tdk lazim, awan tsunami di Mbo Aceh Barat— Agus Maulana (@a_mantu71) August 10, 2020Weather forecast and early warning head Miming Saepudin of the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) identified the rare weather phenomenon spotted over Meulaboh.”It is a relatively rare phenomenon called an arcus cloud,” Miming said on Monday as reported by said that arcus clouds formed as a result of atmospheric instability caused when air masses of different temperatures and humidity met A large, greyish white cloud appeared on Sunday morning over  Meulaboh in Aceh province to shock the city’s residents, some of whom thought that the low-lying, horizontal cloud formation resembled a tsunami. Videos and photos of the strange cloud made their rounds on social media, sparking some concerns among local residents.Twitter user Arief Arbianto tweeted using the handle @masawep on Monday morning: “Let us pray that Meulaboh city will be all right. A view of a this morning’s cloud above Meulaboh, West Aceh regency.”Mohon doanya Kota Meulaboh baik2 saja. Pemandangan awan pagi ini di atas kota Meulaboh, Aceh Barat.— Arief Arbianto (@masawep) August 10, 2020 “The cooler air masses push the warmer air up to form horizontal clouds,” he said, adding that an arcus cloud could be a sign of bad weather in the area where it appeared, such as strong winds and thunderstorms.”So we urge all residents to stay alert, especially fishermen, as the cloud could cause strong winds and heavy rainstorms accompanied by thunder,” he said. Miming debunked suggestions by several social media users that the cloud signified an impending earthquake or tsunami.“Such a cloud is purely a [natural weather] phenomenon due to atmospheric dynamics and has nothing to do with potential earthquakes or tsunamis or mystical things,” he stressed. (nal)Topics :last_img read more

Thierry Henry gives message to Mesut Ozil as Unai Emery ends his Arsenal exile

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 2 Nov 2019 2:51 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Thierry Henry gives message to Mesut Ozil as Unai Emery ends his Arsenal exile Advertisement Henry also appeared to have some special words for Ozil as the pair remained close for several seconds before Arsenal’s all-time leading goalscorer patted the midfielder on the chest to send him on his way.And as he moved away from Henry, Ozil could be heard saying ‘thank you’ to the former Arsenal striker.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CitySpeaking about his decision to start Ozil, Emery told Sky Sports before the game: ‘I think he can help us.‘Today is a very good match for everybody and for him.’Meanwhile, Emery has opted to leave Granit Xhaka out of the squad after the Arsenal captain hit out at fans as he was substituted during the 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace last Sunday.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Mesut Ozil and Thierry Henry met before Arsenal’s clash with Wolves (Arsenal)Thierry Henry had a special message for Mesut Ozil as the midfielder arrived at the Emirates Stadium for Arsenal’s clash with Wolves on Saturday.Unai Emery has opted to give the 31-year-old only his second Premier League start of the campaign following his impressive display against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday evening.Ozil, who is the club’s highest earner on £350,000 a week, has barely featured for the Gunners this season, while last month, Emery even claimed that the midfielder did not even ‘deserve’ a place in his squad.But Ozil now has another chance to impress as he starts for Arsenal’s match against Wolves.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTOzil was greeted by Henry shortly after he arrived at the Emirates and the pair shook hands and hugged.Just this. 🥰@MesutOzil1088 🤝 @ThierryHenry#ARSWOL— Arsenal (@Arsenal) November 2, 2019 Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Pool jewel in crown of Hamptons country-styled home

first_imgThe home is surrounded by hinterland greenery. “A lot of it I imported from Bali and other pieces I sourced from different shops around the Gold Coast,” said Ms Manning.And remember those barn doors? The other one neatly sections off the pantry. The indoor pantry that is. There’s also a built-in kitchen outside, tucked under the covered veranda. It all overlooks the sprawling, landscaped lawn, dotted with play equipment, a motocross track and an in-ground trampoline. The extra features have provided hours of fun for the couple’s children in their own backyard. The luxe look continues in the bedrooms.“I found it really hard to find big lights, because the ceilings were so high, so when we did a trip to Bali, I found lights there and they were really easy to bring back.” The finishing touches included a freestanding claw foot tub, beaded chandeliers and a sunken fire pit. How’s this for a pool setting! The property is located at 584 Austinville Rd.A SWIRL of deep blue among white washed diamonds and emerald green grass — the picturesque pool setting is the colourful jewel in the crown of this carefully styled Austinville acreage abode. “The pool and that amazing view is my absolute favourite feature,” said vendor Jade Manning. The interior is dazzling.It’s also the perfect offset to the home’s minimalist colour scheme, accentuated by natural lighting, and darker hued flooring.“I loved the Hamptons country-style houses, neutral palette, and earthy tones,” said vendor Jade Manning. The neutral colour scheme was inspired by the Hamptons. The seamless combination of indoors with outside, and standout statement pieces tick two more Hamptons-esque design boxes.One of Ms Manning’s favourite features is a pair of 100-year-old timber barn doors, painstakingly crafted by her carpenter husband, also named Jade. One of the doors can be found dividing off part of the games room, kitted out with a bar. Plenty of fun features for the kids.The land settled on Christmas Eve. It was a blank canvas for the couple to create their dream home.“We renovated our last house twice but I’ve always wanted to build a house,” Ms Manning said. The mother of two carried a design folder everywhere for when inspiration struck. This used to be a vacant block. Hopping around. Kangaroos are often spotted at the property. Picture: Josh Woning There’s a huge shed with four-door access.“We’re only 15 minutes to Robina town centre but we feel a million miles away,” Ms Manning said.Perhaps even far enough to feel like the Hamptons … until the natives come knocking as a reminder that there’s no place like home. “We get daily visits from kangaroos and kookaburras.”The property is being marketed by Dave and Blanche Manby of LJ Hooker Robina A repurposed 100-year-old timber barn door raises the design bar.“My husband and I designed it in every detail. We had a draft person draw up our ideas and had a few changes,” Ms Manning said. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa22 hours agoThe couple were keen renovators before setting eyes on the vacant block nestled in the Gold Coast hinterland, in late 2015. The other regular visitors are no laughing matter.last_img read more

MPA Singapore Turning to Drones for Ship Survey

first_imgThe Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is developing the acceptance criteria for the usage of aerial drones for ship survey on board Singapore-registered ships.The acceptance criteria will be ready by first quarter next year, according to the port authority.The move was prompted by increasing usage of drones armed with cameras and ship inspecting robots for ship surveys, and several trials using drones to survey cargo ships.Such methods of remote inspection have been described as safer and time and cost saving for ship-owners as they eliminate the need for the traditional method of survey such as erecting staging in the cargo tanks.Marine surveyors also do not have to risk their lives by having to climb high places or be exposed to adverse conditions to check for defects.Furthermore, starting this month the MPA will be introducing several service enhancements for over 4,600 ships flying the Singapore flag.These will include a 24/7 hotline for urgent assistance relating to crewing, registry and ship’s technical matters. In addition, by the end of this year, in addition to E-Certs issued by recognized organizations, MPA will also issue e-certificates directly to Singapore-registered ships. Singapore-incorporated maritime companies will also receive assistance in the form of training on sustainability reporting, MPA informed. “IoT, digitalization and new technologies such as blockchain and smart drones are changing the way we work. To stay ahead, the Singapore Registry of Ships needs to embrace these technologies to offer value-added services to its customer. As a responsible flag administration, we will continue to find new ways to promote clean, efficient and sustainable shipping,” Chief Executive of MPA, Andrew Tan, said.last_img read more

Disabled students face bullying, violence – report

first_imgNZHerald 4 December 2012Mainstream education does not work for all children, a local special school principal says. “A proportion of our students have been in mainstream settings but it hasn’t worked for a myriad of reasons like not enough teacher aide time, no specialist support and they’re placed in a room where they are one of say 30 children,” Kea Street Specialist School principal Sherie Collins said.A report, released this week, highlights major issues facing New Zealanders living with disabilities.Bullying, violence and harassment of disabled students in schools was highlighted in the annual report on the Disability Convention.Several government agencies were found to be severely lacking in their delivery of services to disabled people.Disability and race relations matters were the most common complaints made to Human Rights Commission, the report said.Mrs Collins said some mainstream schools were more accepting or more supportive of children with disabilities. read more

Bacolod SP mulls health declaration card for travelers

first_imgRojas said there is a need for aneffective mechanism in order to combat infectious disease in order to protectthe people of Bacolod. BACOLOD City – The SangguniangPanlungsod approved on first reading a measure that would require travelersarriving in this city to fill up a health declaration card in a bid tostrengthen border quarantine measures against coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19). Councilor Cindy Rojas, chairperson ofthe SP’s committee on health, introduced the “Bacolod City Health DeclarationCard Ordinance.” It will enjoin all airlines, shipping lines, hotels, and otherestablishments in this city to require all of their passengers and guests toaccurately provide their travel history regarding whether they have visitedCOVID-19-stricken countries over the past 14 days before entry. “The City recognizes the importance ofaccurate medical information in combating viral or infectious emerging andre-emerging diseases in the City of Bacolod considering that there is a highchance that travelers unknowingly may be carriers of such unwanted virus ordisease,” Rojas stressed. She added the outbreak of infectiousdiseases is very alarming, citing a World Health Organization report statingthat millions or individuals around the globe are affected, which results todeath every year./PNlast_img read more

Mr. Kenneth D. “Kenny” May

first_imgMr. Kenneth D. “Kenny” May, age 92, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on September 10, 1925 in Pleasureville, Kentucky, the son of the late, Thomas Benton, Sr. and Mabel (Welch) May. He was raised in Switzerland County, Indiana, where he attended school. Kenny was inducted into the United States Army on October 2, 1944, in Louisville, Kentucky, serving during World War II. He earned the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, World War II Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal Japan. Kenny was honorably discharged with the rank of Technician 5th Class on November 17, 1946, in Fort Sheridan, Illinois. Kenny was employed for the Jefferson Proving Ground in Madison, Indiana, for 20 years and as a truck driver for Fisher & Arnold in Falmouth, Kentucky, for 7 years. He was a member of the Switzerland County Antique Tractors Club and a former member of the Vevay VFW Post #5396. Kenny resided in the Switzerland County community most of his life. Kenny enjoyed farming, John Deere Tractors and keeping a meticulous home and lawn. Kenny passed away at 12:45 am, Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at his residence in Vevay, Indiana. Kenny is survived by his sons, Larry May and his wife: Judy of Madison, IN and Reno May and his wife: Kathy of Pleasant, IN; his daughter, Janice Smith and her husband: Ronald of Madison, IN; his grandchildren, Shasta Hunter, Shane May, Matthew May, Clint May, Chancey Tyler May, Justin Smith, Jason Smith, Joshua Smith and Mark May; his great-grandchildren, Luke, Kyndel, Waylon, Braylen, Hayden, Jayden, Mason, Issy, Kayla, Gabriella, Chancey Joseph, Zachary, Allena, Ethan, Jerzie, Lane, Camden and Addilyn; his 11-step-great-grandchildren; his 2-great-great-grandchildren; his brother, Carlos May and his wife: Charlotte of Dupont, IN; his sisters, Mary Jane Fuller of Versailles, IN and Thelma Eve of Lexington, KY and his several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Benton May, Sr., died April 23, 1978 and Mabel (Welch) May, died April 2, 1986; his wife of 65 years, Evalee B. (Martin) May, died October 7, 2013; his son, Roger Allen “Rog” May, died May 16, 2004; his infant-twin-brother, Henry May; his brothers, Leslie Elston “Jethro” May, died May 1, 2004, James Thurston May, Sr., died April 2, 2008, Bennie Carroll May, died June 6, 2009 and Thomas Benton “Tommy” May, Jr., died October 31, 2015; his sister, Evelyn Willhoite, died May 29, 2008; his nephew, Clayton Gregory “Greg” Bear, died January 20, 2010 and infant nephew and his nieces, Rebecca Charlotte “Becky” Gregory, died September 2, 2008 and Kerrie G. Kuntz-Mendoza, died October 11, 2017.Friends may call 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Friday, December 29, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, December 29, 2017, at 1:00 pm, by Rev. Ron Lee, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Interment and full military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 at the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be made to Keeping Pace Cancer Fund % CFSCI. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

Fury hires Nigerian boxer as sparring partner

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Joshua: Tyson Fury won’t distract me Tyson Fury has enlisted the help of two new sparring partners as he steps up preparations for his rematch with Deontay Wilder. British heavyweights David Adeleye and George Fox have joined the Gypsy King out in Las Vegas ahead of the February 22 showdown. As reported by the Sun, Fury has called on the pair’s assistance in a bid to ready himself for more heavy blows from knockout specialist Wilder. Adeleye only has one professional fight to his name, after making his debut back in December. But he wasted no time dispatching of opponent Dmitrij Kalinovskij inside two minutes and 25 seconds of the first round in a knockout victory at London’s CopperBox Arena. The 22-year-old trained with Tyson’s cousin Hughie Fury in the lead-up to his pro debut. Fox meanwhile has a few pro bouts under his belt, winning all three of his contests on points. The son of respected UK trainer Don Charles last fought in November at York Hall, beating Artur Kubiak. He is another fighter on the books of MTK Global, who also look after Fury. American heavyweight Jared Anderson has also been putting Fury through his paces with just under six weeks to go until fight night. Fury offered an insight into the nature of his current camp in his latest post on Instagram . The 31-year-old uploaded a picture of him in a hot tub surrounded by palm trees in relaxing settings. However he was quick to make clear it was anything but. “It would seem that I’m in a hot tub with palm trees and blue skies in Las Vegas, living the dream. Rolex on, sunglasses on,” the former world champion explained. “But in reality – not on Instagram – I’m in a gruelling training camp and it’s boring and repetitive every day. “Instagram would make you believe I’m having a whale of a time, enjoying myself, living the dream, everything is fantastic. But in reality, I’m getting worked to the bone every single day. “I’m getting smashed, session after session. I’m in the recovery pool because my joints of smashed and I need the recovery.”Tags: CopperBox ArenaDavid AdeleyeDmitrij KalinovskijTyson Furylast_img read more

Shelvey: Rodgers advised Swans move

first_img Press Association Shelvey added: “He couldn’t guarantee me the first-team football at Liverpool, and he said if I could get the game-time at Swansea then I should definitely go. “I could have stayed at Liverpool and fought for my place because they didn’t want to get rid of me, but I felt, in the end, I needed to come and make a name for myself. “Rather than sit on the bench every week at Liverpool I need to come and play football and get myself to the status that I once had. “Moving here will help me in terms of the way the manager (Michael Laudrup) wants to play. “Obviously having worked under Brendan that will stand me in good stead. “I just want to enjoy my football, get as many games under my belt as possible and hopefully win something with Swansea.” The 21-year-old has signed a four-year contract after an initial £5million deal, with a further £1million in add-ons, was agreed quickly between the two clubs. Rodgers knows the south Wales set-up well having only left there for Anfield last summer and told Shelvey it would be ideal for him. “Leaving a club like Liverpool is a very hard decision to make but coming to Swansea, who play similar football which Brendan and managers before him installed here, is an attraction,” said the England Under-21 international. “Brendan said he wouldn’t let me go to a club that wasn’t right for me. He said Swansea are perfect for me with the way I play.” center_img New Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey followed the recommendation of his Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers in deciding to move to the Liberty Stadium.last_img read more