Facebook Banning Medical Face Mask Ads

first_imgMGN Stock Image.WASHINGTON – Facebook says it is banning ads and commercial listings that sell medical face masks.This comes as people panic over the Novel Coronavirus outbreak. It’s led to a shortage of masks and sellers are jacking up the price.Facebook says the new rule will be enforced in the coming days.The social networking site already bans people from making medical claims on product listings. It says it is monitoring the coronavirus situation and will make necessary policy updates if people try to exploit the public health emergency. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img

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Sheriff’s Office Warning Residents About Pistol Permit Scam

first_imgStock Image.MAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a scam involving the county’s pistol permit process. The Sheriff’s Office Pistol Permit Office received serveral complaints Wednesday that text messages are being sent to residents indicating that today is the last day that concealed carry permits (pistol permits) may be requested.Officials say this is not the case and there are no plans to disrupt this service to Chautauqua County residents.Anyone receiving a text message similar to this should disregard the text. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img

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India Pushing to Take Solar Leadership From China

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Quartz India:Since its big entry a decade ago, China has led the global solar energy industry. A massive manufacturing sector that has driven down costs, coupled with supportive government policies, have helped it commission multiple large-scale projects and become the world’s largest producer of solar energy.Meanwhile, neighbouring India has turned up at the party a little late—but is now racing ahead in terms of big projects.Half of the world’s 10 largest solar parks under construction currently are in India, says a report by US-based think tank Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).China still has the largest ones. Its 1,547 megawatt (MW) Tengger Desert Solar Park, for instance, is the world’s biggest. But those that India’s building are larger. For instance, by early 2019, the work on a 2,225 MW facility at Bhadla, Rajasthan, is expected to be completed. A third of this plant is already operational. Also on the cards is a massive 5,000 MW solar park along the Gulf of Khambhat in Gujarat. Even for rooftop solar installation, India has gone big. A 19 MW system installed on an 82-acre campus of the RSSB Educational and Environmental Society in Amritsar, Punjab, is currently the world’s largest.“India has pioneered the concept of the ultra mega power plant (UMPP) in a single solar industrial park. This approach has been instrumental in driving economies of scale and procuring global capital flows…over the last two years with an immediate boon in the form of a halving of solar tariffs to a record low of Rs2.44 (per unit),” the IEEFA report said.The country is targeting an installed capacity of 100,000 MW of solar power by 2022, up from around 21,000 MW now. It is also chasing an overall renewable energy capacity of 175,000 MW by that year.More: India Is Beating China In The Race To Build Massive Solar Power Projects India Pushing to Take Solar Leadership From Chinalast_img read more

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Race Ahead: Goodwill Mud Run

first_imgThe Goodwill Mud Run in Greenville, South Carolina, presented by St. Francis Sports Medicine is a 3.5-mile challenge run with 35 obstacles, where teams compete against each other in an officially timed event, April 12-13, 2014The Mud Run/Obstacle Course race takes place at the SC-TAC (formerly Donaldson Center)Start Time is 7 a.m. and up to 4,000 individuals may register.Visit goodwillmudrun.org for more information and to register.Registration:2 Person Team (Saturday Only) 3 Divisions – $1004 Person Team (Divisions A-F) – $140JROTC Team (this is for JROTC high school teams) – $90.00Obstacle Course InformationPlease see the Course Map and familiarize yourself with the Obstacle Rules to prepare yourself for taking on the Goodwill Mud Run course. In an effort to create a fair playing field for participants, course previews or practice runs are strictly prohibited. Trespassing on the Goodwill Mud Run Obstacle Course opens up participants to the potential for injury and places Goodwill Industries in a position to withhold a team from racing.Wear clothing that you don’t mind throwing away. Organizers recommend participants wear pants that fasten tightly as drawstring shorts and pants tend to get stuck and come off in the mud. A running, trail or some form of hiking shoe/boot is recommended. You cannot run barefooted and NO flip flop or slip-on sport shoe will be allowed. Some participants find it helpful to duct tape their shoes to their feet.Kid ZoneThe Kid Zone is open to children ages 4 and up. Parents/guardians must sign a waiver for their children to run through the Kid’s Zone course. A Kid’s Zone participant does not receive an event t-shirt with registration.T-Shirt & Costume ContestThe Goodwill Mud Run has a separate T-shirt and Costume contests. Let the photographers at the registration table know your team would like to enter either contest and at that time they will take your picture. Goodwill Mud Run race organizers will vote on the contest entries the week after the event. The winning team from each contest will win $150; Runner-up team in each category will receive $100. Have fun, but please keep t-shirt designs and costumes “family friendly.”Race Contact: Paul J. Callahan; goodwillmudrun@goodwillsc.org; 864-351-0123To see more, check out some of the videos on YouTube.GMR Logo_Fall 2011last_img read more

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Croatia Airlines: In extraordinary circumstances, the priority is passengers whose trips should start in 72 hours at the latest

first_imgIn accordance with the new situation related to the coronavirus epidemic, Croatia Airlines, as a national airline, is continuously adapting its business activities to the current epidemiological situation in Croatia and abroad and the recommendations of the Croatian and world public health authorities.  Zbog toga je tvrtka, uz dosadašnje telefonske brojeve Kontakt centra 6676 555  i 072 – 500 505,  otvorila i dodatni broj telefona 0800 – 7777 kako bi se svim putnicima u najkraćem mogućem roku izašlo u susret i regulirala sva njihova prava. Osim toga, mobilizirani su i dodatni ljudski potencijali prodajnog osoblja i to na nekoliko lokacija unutar tvrtke, navode iz CA. “Zbog velikog broja telefonskih poziva, a s ciljem što veće operativne učinkovitosti,  kompanija je u aktualnoj situaciji prisiljena prioritet dati putnicima čija putovanja trebaju početi najkasnije za 72 sata. Svi ostali korisnici usluga mole se za razumijevanje i strpljenje, a pritom treba naglasiti da će svaki putnik i svaka zrakoplovna karta biti obrađeni i to u skladu s prilagođenim pravilima, koje je tvrtka donijela zbog epidemije koronavirusa” naglašavaju u priopćenju iz CA te zaključuju kako svi putnici trebaju kontaktirati prodajno osoblje Croatia Airlinesa prije datuma planiranog putovanja. This is a basic precondition for regulating their travel rights, which includes an agreement on travel arrangements in the post-epidemic period.center_img As the CA points out in a new statement, in these extraordinary circumstances, priority is given to passengers, especially those who have already purchased tickets for domestic and international flights. Photo: CAlast_img read more

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ACMC to Build Tidal Blades for Orbital O2 Turbine

first_imgOrbital Marine Power has awarded the composite blades contract for the company’s first commercial O2 tidal turbine to A C Marine & Composites (ACMC) who will carry out the manufacturing at their facilities in Gosport, Hampshire (England).The contract will see ACMC build 10m composite blades for both of the O2’s twin rotors (four blades in total) giving the machine a swept area of over 600 square meters, the largest ever on a tidal turbine.The O2, capable of generating over 2MW from tidal stream resources, will become the world’s most powerful tidal turbine when it enters operation in 2020 as part of a long-term project at the European Marine Energy Centre, Orkney.Improvements in Orbital’s platform design have allowed for a rotor diameter increase of 4m on the company’s previous, record breaking, 2MW SR2000 turbine, with the O2 capable of producing electricity for over 1,700 UK homes.Andrew Scott, Orbital’s CEO, said: “Gosport’s A C Marine & Composites have an impressive track record in delivering high quality composites solutions to a range of sectors including marine energy. We are delighted that they are supporting the commercialisation of our technology through the O2 project. We believe this contract demonstrates the strong potential for the UK’s advanced materials sector to supply high value components to the emerging, global tidal stream market.”Alex Newton, director, A C Marine & Composites, said: “We are extremely proud to have been awarded this contract by Orbital Marine so becoming part of the wider UK supply chain for the O2 project. Our structured production philosophy and in-house resin infusion technology will no doubt add value to this commercial tidal stream project. This is also a great opportunity for A C Marine & Composites to work on a project that will have a positive impact on the environment, whilst reaffirming the UK’s commitment to renewables.”Orbital’s contract with ACMC follows recent contract awards as part of the overall build programme for the O2; these include the power trains contract to SKF, O2 platform manufacturing contract to TEXO Group in Dundee and an anchors contract to FAUN Trackway in Anglesey.last_img read more

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There is no drugs problem in rugby, insists Ireland’s Jamie Heaslip

first_img Press Association Governing body World Rugby has called on all players in training or match action on Saturday to sport T-shirts sporting the slogan ‘#KeepRugbyClean’. Ireland’s players donned special pink tops in training at Wembley Stadium, ahead of facing Romania in Pool D on Sunday. Former South Africa international Chiliboy Ralepelle is the latest star to be banned for performance-enhancing drugs, the hooker handed a two-year sanction after testing positive for anabolic steroids. “I don’t think there’s a problem in the sport, the procedures in place are pretty good and stringent,” said Heaslip, who will captain Ireland on Sunday. “To give an example, we give an hour a day of our time off to say where and when we can get tested.” Triple European champions Toulon have recently been embroiled in an illegal doping storm, French prosecutors launching investigations alleging banned substances were provided by pharmacists in the south of France. Toulon boss Mourad Boudjellal moved quickly to scotch the rumours and allegations, but a black cloud of suspicion has remained ever since. “I’ve been tested numerous times, especially in this last quarter, the last three months,” said Heaslip, outlining World Rugby’s testing programme. “I’ve been tested quite a bit, both after games and at 0630 in the morning. “As much as you don’t like it, it gets done, and it’s part and parcel of the game, and the authorities do a great job keeping the game clean.” center_img Jamie Heaslip insists rugby has no drugs problem, as World Rugby heralds ‘Keep Rugby Clean Day’.last_img read more

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NFF Congress Ratifies Postponement of State FA Elections

first_imgAn extra-ordinary General Assembly of the Nigeria Football Federation yesterday ratified the decision of the NFF Executive Committee of 26thJanuary 2019 to postpone the elections into the Boards of the Football Associations in the 36 States and the FCT.At an emergency meeting (e-meeting), the NFF Excutive Committee had decided:“That given the various complaints that have been received and ventilated in several fora regarding the ongoing electoral processes geared towards the conduct of elections into the Football Associations of the 36 States and the FCT, and against the backdrop of the nationwide elections taking place between February and March 2019, the Executive Committee resolved that the current electoral processes in the States be suspended immediately. “Executive Committee has thus charged the NFF Football Reform Committee, which composition was approved by the NFF Congress at its Annual General Assembly in Asaba, Delta on 24th October 2018, to see the pattern, composition and electoral processes as one of its major assignments in the work of recommending a comprehensive reform of Nigerian Football.”In Lagos yesterday, with all 44 Members of the NFF present alongside the NFF Executive Committee, at the meeting held at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, the decision was unanimously ratified after a motion moved to that effect by former NFF 1st Vice President and current Chairman of the Imo State Football Association, Mazi Amanze Uchegbulam. The motion was seconded by Mohammed Nasir Saidu, Chairman of the Sokoto State Football Association.The NFF Executive Committee had also asked each of the Football Associations of the 36 States and the FCT to hold an extra-ordinary Congress (before the expiration of its tenure) to pick a new date between 26th May and 30th June 2019 as the terminal date for its board and date for its Elective Congress, to be presided over by the current boards of respective State FAs recognized by the NFF.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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#NCSpecial Match Day 7: Home delight for Hearts, Kotoko, Karela and Dwarfs

first_img–By: Citi Sports Match day 7 of the GFA Special Competition saw Hearts of Oak, Asante Kotoko, Karela and Ebusua Dwarfs recording victories in their respective home matches.Hearts of Oak got a 2-0 win over Inter Allies at the Accra Sports Stadium with second half goals coming from Robert Addo Sowah who scored with a header and Joseph Esso. Esso found the net to seal a counter attack late in the game. Inter Allies goalkeeper Saeed Salifu was sent off in the second half for handling the ball outside the penalty area.Asante Kotoko got the same score against Berekum Chelsea at the Baba Yara Stadium. Emmanuel Gyamfi and Abdul Fatawu Safui scored for the Reds as they got their first win over Berekum Chelsea since December 2017.Emmanuel Osei Baffour was the hero for Karela as they beat Liberty Professionals 1-0 at Ayinase while Dwarfs pipped WAFA by a lone goal. Albert Gaisie got the winning goal for Dwarfs.The Betway Derby between Aduana Stars and Medeama ended 1-1 in Dormaa. Bright Adjei scored for Aduana Stars while Kalibo Deby Toussaint was on target for Medeama.Dreams FC and Elmina Sharks played out a goalless draw in Dawu and the same score reproduced itself in the match between Eleven Wonders and Bechem United.In all, 7 matches were played, 8 goals were scored in 4 home wins and 3 draws.On the Zone A table, Kotoko are in top spot on 13 points from their 7 matches played. Medeama, Aduana Stars and AshGold follow in that order.In Zone B, Karela leads with 13 points with WAFA and Hearts tied on 12 points and Elmina Sharks on 11 points.last_img read more

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Global Investment Bank wins maiden Luv FM Inter-Bank Games

first_imgGlobal Investment Bank go into the records as overall winners of the maiden edition of the Luv FM Inter-Bank and Family Fun Games.The event staged on Saturday, October 22 at the Opoku Ware School Park in Kumasi saw 12 financial institutions slug it out for supremacy in a bouquet of sporting disciplines.Children of the workers had a good time as they engaged in recreation outside home.Global Investment Bank emerged tops in the table tennis and second runners-up in the sack relay for men and women as well as women penalty shoo–out For their prizes, they went home with a 50—inch LED TV donated by Electroland Ghana, in addition to a giant trophy.Starlife Insurance came second while Energy Bank picked the third spot.Esich Insurance beat Zenith Bank 5-4 on penalties to clinch the soccer trophy.Other winners are Dalex Finance who were first in the Men’s Relay, Starlife Insurance for the Women’s Relay and Zenith Bank grabbed the snooker.last_img read more

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