Cuba Lifting Hated Travel Restrictions

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreCuba will scrap much-reviled travel restrictions starting in January, making it easier for its citizens to leave the communist-ruled island in the first major reform to its migration policies in half a century.The changes reverse tough restrictions imposed in 1961 when the government tried to put the brakes on a mass migration of people fleeing after the 1959 revolution that put Fidel Castro in power. The United States has welcomed the decision by President Raul Castro to abolish the requirement for exit permits.(READ the full story from Reuters)UN Photo by Milton GrantAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

New Rough-In Bracket for Paramount Access Point Debuts from WhyReboot

first_imgWhyReboot just announced the availability of the Paramount universal access point mount rough-in bracket WR-PMT-BKT. The rough-in bracket allows installation during pre-construction, ensuring a perfect installation once the drywall work is completed. The rough-in bracket includes everything necessary for installation and is made of ultra-refined MDF to eliminate as much unnecessary signal attenuation possible. In conjunction with the release of the rough-in bracket, WhyReboot will be offering a dealer promotion on the Paramount for a limited time.The Paramount, a one-size-fits-all ceiling mount kit, completely hides all the access points, solving many problems facing the installer and service professionals. Allowing a quick, screwless installation of an access point (AP), the Paramount brings access points closer to client devices, ensuring faster connections and reducing the number of AP units required for room coverage.The WhyReboot Paramount utilizes a patent-pending ratcheting system that secures all shapes and sizes of access points inside the ceiling within, what they say is, just a couple of minutes. The design also allows for servicing, upgrading or replacing an AP in under a minute without the scratches, dents or wear and tear associated with competitive AP mounts. The adjustable bands that hold the AP securely in place are made from an advanced material that is stronger than steel by weight, and a tension spring on the back ensures that the AP will remain securely fastened over time regardless of jostling or vibration. The magnetic cosmetic cover snaps firmly into place and can be painted or even textured to match the surrounding area and blend into the decor. There is a spacer included allowing smaller APs to be positioned with their antennas as close to the ceiling as possible to optimize performance. Integrators will appreciate the tapered pass-through openings for category cables, preventing them from falling back into the ceiling or attic space during installation.The Paramount rough-in bracket MSRP is $39.95 and here are the specs.last_img read more

UNHCR wants European governments to allow immigrants to dock

first_imgWould-be immigrants stand on a coastguard vessel as they arrive at Tarifa’s harbour on August 11, 2014, after being rescued off the Spanish Coast. Spain’s coastguard today rescued more than 260 sub-Saharan African migrants crossing the Strait of Gibraltar on small boats. Many migrants from sub-Saharan Africa attempt to cross into Spain from Morocco, either by sea through the Strait of Gibraltar or overland, via the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla in the extreme north of Morocco. AFP PHOTO / MARCOS MORENO (Photo credit should read MARCOS MORENO/AFP/Getty Images) Illegal immigrants are transferred to Tripoli’s naval base in Tripoli, Libya, on June 21, 2018. Image courtesy: XinhuaThe UN High Commissioner for Refugees has sent an appeal to the European governments to allow 507 people recently rescued from the Mediterranean and now stranded at sea to leave the vessels.151 people would-be migrants remain on board the Open Arms while 356 more are aboard the Ocean Viking.The UN agency for refugees said the migrants aboard the two vessels are survivors of appalling abuses in Libya and are from refugee-producing countries.The agency added the people on board are in need of humanitarian assistance and some have already expressed an intention to seek international protection.“This is a race against time, storms are coming and conditions are only going to get worse. To leave people who have fled war and violence in Libya on the high seas in this weather would be to inflict suffering upon suffering. They must be immediately allowed to dock, and allowed to receive much-needed humanitarian aid,” said Vincent Cochetel, UNHCR Special Envoy for the Central Mediterranean.Many Europeans leaders expressed their shock at the events last month when more than 50 people died in an airstrike on a detention centre in Tajoura, Libya, and as many as 150 others died in the largest Mediterranean shipwreck of 2019.These sentiments must now be translated into meaningful solidarity with people fleeing from Libya. This includes providing access to territory and asylum procedures to people seeking international protection.In comparison to the Central Mediterranean, far more people are arriving, and far fewer people dying, on the Western and Eastern Mediterranean routes. This even as nearly 600 are reported to have died or gone missing in the Central Mediterranean.Related European refugee crisis continues UK wants to renegotiate Brexit deal with European Unioncenter_img UK wants to renegotiate Brexit deal with European Unionlast_img read more

Guyana debuts at World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Sweden

first_img… Beaten 6-8 by Germany in opening gameGUYANA, through Rayad and Farzana Hussain, made its debut at the 2018 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Östersund, Sweden yesterday.In their Group E opening match, the Guyanese pair went down 6-8 to the Germans but will be looking to bounce back when they face Korea today.Of the 40 nations competing in Sweden, Guyana is the only country from the Caribbean being represented at the April 21-28 games, doing so just one year after the sport was rolled out locally, with a demonstration at the Giftland Mall.Curling is a team sport played by two teams of four players on a rectangular sheet of ice. Its nickname, “The Roaring Game”, originates from the rumbling sound the 44-pound (19.96kg) granite stones make when they travel across the ice.Rayad Hussain in action at the 2018 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Östersund, Sweden, yesterday.One of the world’s oldest team sports, curling originated in the 16th century in Scotland, where games were played during winter on frozen ponds and lochs. The earliest-known curling stones came from the Scottish regions of Stirling and Perth and date back from 1511.Mixed doubles is a dynamic form of curling, where it is all about stone positioning, and a lot of play to the four-foot circle and a lot about angles. It is a faster version of curling that only requires two players on each team.Mixed Doubles Curling made its debut on the Olympic Winter Programme at the games in Pyeongchang, South Korea earlier this year.Mixed Doubles is played by two players; one male and one female on each team. Both teams play five stones each and start every end with one stone that has been pre-placed, so the maximum amount of points in each end is six.In most ends, the pre-placed stones will be positioned so that the team with last-stone advantage (hammer) will start the end with one stone at the back of the four foot circle. The team without the last-stone advantage will start with a centre guard.Founded in 2016, the Guyana Curling Federation was established to not only govern and promote the Winter Olympic Sport of Curling to Guyanese both within Guyana and abroad, but also to raise the profile of Winter Sport within the Caribbean region by working with other similar bodies and organisations.last_img read more