4 May

Sri Lanka Navy Arrests 16 Indian Poachers

first_img View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today Sri Lanka Navy Arrests 16 Indian Poachers The poachers were conducting the illegal ops north-west of Kareitivu when they were apprehended on 29th September 2014.The fishermen were handed over to the officials of the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Jaffna for legal action.[mappress]Press Release, September 30, 2014; Image: Sri Lanka Navy September 30, 2014 Authorities View post tag: Naval View post tag: 16 Sri Lanka Navy arrested 16 Indian fishermen along with 04 Indian fishing trawlers poaching in Sri Lankan waters. Sri Lanka Navy Arrests 16 Indian Poacherscenter_img View post tag: Indian View post tag: asia View post tag: Navy View post tag: Sri Lanka Navy View post tag: Poachers Share this article View post tag: Arrestslast_img read more

18 Dec

Does your marketing calendar pass the Google test?

first_imgIt’s human nature to keep doing the same thing year after year, and Credit Union marketers are no different. CUs tend to push home equity loans in the Spring, car loans in the Fall*, and Visa cards right before the holidays – because they always have.Now if that sounds like your entire Marketing Plan, then you should probably bring in some outside help. In the meantime, thanks to Google, you can get a glimpse into what people are thinking about all year round, based on what they are searching for.Compare these insights to your marketing calendar to see what opportunities you may be missing, then use the information to build a more robust marketing strategy.January gets people to think about the Big Picture:First time buyers are looking for Mortgages, and half of them are millennialsSearches peak for information about how to save for retirementSavings accounts and 401Ks are hot topicsFebruary/March is definitely tax season:Tax-related and IRA searches peak, along with questions about college financing“Where is my refund?” is a top questionJuly gets people thinking about vacations:Searches for travel rewards credit cardsAugust means back to school:Especially when it comes to college financing and student credit cards*(As it happens, August through December is also a good time for buying a car, as most dealers start rolling out next year’s models in early September, and want to thin out their lot before the end of the year. Google does not break out information about new car searches in this data, but that may be because it has become a year-round activity. Keep in mind that mobile searches in the auto category are growing 51% yearly, so you might want to use that info as part of your mobile strategy.)November is all about credit cards:Searches for credit card applications are peaking (almost a third of those are coming through mobile)December is gift-giving season, even if it is last minute:Credit card gift cards and store credit cards top the search list before the holidays.40% of all holiday shopping is now done online, and 53% of that was on smart phones and tablets. 57SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Kent Dicken Kent is CEO / Founder of iDiz, a full-service agency focused on Branding, Websites, and Big Ideas for credit unions that want to grow. He is also one of the authors … Web: cuidiz.com Detailslast_img read more

19 Oct

China, US spar over origin of coronavirus

first_imgZhao posted the clip on Twitter.Dali Yang, a political science professor at the University of Chicago, said he believes Zhao was “tweeting in his official capacity”.China’s intention in promoting the conspiracy theory is “to divert from domestic discontent” over the handling of the outbreak, which has killed more than 3,100 people in the country. A Chinese government campaign to cast doubt on the origin of the coronavirus pandemic is fueling a row with the United States, with a Beijing official promoting conspiracy theories and Washington calling it the “Wuhan virus”.The spat comes as China tries to deflect blame for the contagion and reframe itself as a country that took decisive steps to buy the world time by placing huge swathes of its population under quarantine.With cases falling in China and soaring abroad, Beijing is now rejecting the widely held assessment that the city of Wuhan is the birthplace of the outbreak. Foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian went a step further on Thursday, saying on Twitter that “it might be US army who brought the epidemic to Wuhan” — without providing evidence.He doubled down on his claim on Friday by posting a link to an article from a website known for publishing conspiracy theories about the 9/11 attacks.Censors usually vigilant against rumors have also allowed Chinese social media users to spread similar claims about the US being behind the virus.A video showing a US health official saying some flu victims were posthumously diagnosed as having had COVID-19 was among the top searched items on China’s Twitter-like Weibo this week, with some users saying it was evidence the virus originated in the US. Seafood market The push to question the origin of the disease contradicts China’s own initial assessment about the source of the virus, which has now killed nearly 5,000 people worldwide.Gao Fu, head of China’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said in January “we now know the source of the virus is wild animals sold at the seafood market” in Wuhan.Chinese authorities themselves saw Wuhan and the rest of Hubei province as a threat as they placed the region of 56 million people under strict quarantine to contain the epidemic.But Beijing began sowing doubts in late February, when Zhong Nanshan, a respected expert affiliated with the National Health Commission, told reporters “the epidemic first appeared in China, but didn’t necessarily originate in China.”Scientists, however, have long suspected that the virus jumped from an animal at the Wuhan market to a human before spreading globally.The World Health Organization has said that while the exact path the virus took between its animal source and humans is still unclear, COVID-19 was “unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019”.Christl Donnelly, a professor of statistical epidemiology at Imperial College London, said genetic analysis of coronavirus samples collected from around the world shows a common ancestor in China, “This is not in any way blaming a particular country,” she told AFP.center_img ‘Wuhan virus’ The United States, meanwhile, has angered China by using language to directly link the virus to the country.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called it the “Wuhan virus”, prompting China’s foreign ministry to reject the term as “despicable” and “disrespecting science”.Despite the protests, US President Donald Trump started a televised address to his nation on Wednesday by speaking about the outbreak “that started in China”.The WHO warns against naming infectious diseases in a way that encourages discrimination against ethnic groups.The Trump administration’s emphasis on the virus’ origin in China is “part of his dog-whistling politics,” said Australian National University researcher Yun Jiang.Robert O’Brien, the US national security adviser, on Wednesday insisted that the virus originated in Wuhan.Blaming the pandemic on an initial lack of cooperation from Chinese officials and a cover-up when the outbreak first emerged, O’Brien said this had “cost the world community two months to respond” to the threat.Beijing called his remarks “extremely immoral and also irresponsible”.China’s objections have extended to criticizing anyone suggesting the virus originated in the country.Zhao said last week that journalists using the term “China virus” were “suggesting its origin without any supporting facts or evidence” and had “ulterior motives.”Jiang, the researcher, said that “by sowing doubts into people’s mind about where the virus originated, they’re trying to deflect part of the blame for the outbreak”. Topics :last_img read more