British Airways to no longer link Nassau Provo flying out of Antigua

first_img Hurricane Irma destroys Barbuda Radical rogues ruining Bahamas tourism reputation Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 24 Feb 2015 – A new Caribbean connection coming for the Turks and Caicos Islands as British Airways has announced that it will be changing its route into Provo. BA will no longer fly to the Providenciales International Airport from Nassau in The Bahamas; but now from Antigua. The flight will remain a once weekly commute, arriving in Provo shortly after 5pm and departing for Antigua two hours later; no day has been specified, but BA currently runs on Sundays. And while the flight will be upgraded from a Boeing 767 to a Boeing 777 which has a longer fuselage and broader wing span; the new route will prove somewhat problematic for the Filipinos who frequent the British Airways flight as now they will have to overnight in Antigua; because the continuing flight to London Gatwick is not until next day. The news has already prompted a visit by a Filipino ambassador of the region and the Filipino community says it will now have to be far more proactive when it comes to travel arrangements which will also now be more expensive. As for what prompted the move, London Air Travel says it is unclear, explaining online that: “It may simply be a more effective use of capacity. BA will continue to offer three classes of service (World Traveller Economy, World Traveller Plus Premium Economy and Club World Business Class) on the route. The new route takes effect March 29th. Reports of damages throughout the Leeward Islands as Hurricane Irma hits Related Items:ANTIGUA, british aIRWAYS, nassau, provolast_img read more

Machados grand slam carries Padres over Harpers Phillies

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News, Sports FacebookTwitter June 4, 2019 Posted: June 4, 2019 ???? Man Diego, CA#FriarFaithful pic.twitter.com/QbqLXp1nT8— San Diego Padres (@Padres) June 4, 2019“It felt great. I finally got a good swing and got a grand slam and got the W,” Machado said. “Beating a good pitcher like (Aaron) Nola, I mean, he was getting out of some key situations there that we left runners in scoring position that we should have drove in. … Overall a good W, a good inning for the ballclub so we really thrive off that.”Machado’s two-out slam off JD Hammer highlighted the seven-run sixth. After rookie Josh Naylor hit a two-run single to knock out Nola (6-1), Hammer came on and walked Greg Garcia to load the bases. He struck out Franmil Reyes before Machado drove the next pitch for his ninth career slam.Machado signed a $300 million, 10-year deal with the Padres on Feb. 21 and Harper signed a $330 million, 13-year deal with the Phillies on March 1.Machado said he didn’t get a chance to speak with Harper before the game.“I think he was getting ready and I was. It’s always good to find a new home. He found one and I found one myself. That’s the most excitement that we could get, knowing that we’re going to be here for a long period of time.”Reyes homered off Nola in the fifth, his 17th, and Ian Kinsler hit a go-ahead double in the sixth.Nola allowed six runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings, struck out three and walked three.“I just didn’t have it tonight, really didn’t have anything,” Nola said. “Curveball was missing, changeup was missing, fastball was missing. ”San Diego’s Eric Lauer (5-4) held the Phillies to one run and two hits in six innings, struck out three and walked three.J.T. Realmuto homered off Brad Wieck in the seventh, his ninth. He also had an RBI single in the fourth.ODD PLAYMcCutchen drew a leadoff walk before Kinsler, the second baseman, let Jean Segura’s popup drop. Kinsler threw to first to get Segura, who slipped coming out of the box and didn’t run hard. McCutchen was caught in a rundown and was hurt as he spun and tried to elude the tag getting back to first. He had to be helped off the field.“I didn’t feel it pop or anything,” McCutchen said. “Something felt uncomfortable, something that made me grab my knee and go down. I’ve had an ACL injury before and I know what that feels like. This didn’t feel like that. It’s swollen a little but there’s still mobility, I can still move it and all that.“I didn’t know where Jean was,” he added. “I didn’t know that he wasn’t close. Had I known he was close I would have stayed on first and not even ran. It’s kind of like a golden retriever going after a stick, the ball drops, I’m going.”Kapler said the Phillies will bring up Adam Haseley on Tuesday and if McCutchen isn’t available for the Phillies, “it will sting.”UP NEXTPhillies: RHP Jerad Eickhoff (2-3, 4.10) is scheduled to start the middle game of the series Tuesday night.Padres: Rookie RHP Chris Paddack (4-3, 2.40) is looking to bounce back from a loss at the New York Yankees in which he allowed career-highs of six hits, four runs and three home runs. AP center_img SAN DIEGO (AP) — Manny Machado drove a high fly ball to right field and all Bryce Harper could do was turn, run to the wall and watch it sail over his head into the home run deck at Petco Park.Machado’s grand slam carried the San Diego Padres to an 8-2 victory against the NL East-leading Philadelphia Phillies in the first showdown this season between the superstars who changed teams during spring training.The Phillies lost center fielder Andrew McCutchen to a sprained left knee in the first inning. He’ll have an MRI TuesdayIt was Machado’s 10th homer this season and first since May 14 off Kenley Jansen in a 6-3 loss at the Los Angeles Dodgers. AP, Machado’s grand slam carries Padres over Harper’s Phillieslast_img read more

Enterprising engineers build worlds smallest microphone

first_img Novel Ear-like Dual Microphone System Tunes Out Background Noise In Cellphones Citation: Enterprising engineers build world’s smallest microphone (2012, January 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-01-enterprising-world-smallest-microphone.html (PhysOrg.com) — Imagine what you could do with a microphone so small, it’s almost invisible to the naked eye. Clearly there would be practical uses, such as in creating hearing aids that no one would notice, or devices that could be applied with a mild adhesive on or near the mouth or jaw bone to allow for instant communications via Bluetooth technology; but what of other more clever applications, such as always-on implanted heart monitors or super-sensitive devices that could be used as hidden monitors to detect intruders or the presence of others for those with vision impairments. Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. More information: © 2011 PhysOrg.com All of these things and more are likely on the way as research engineers continue to invent new ways to build ever smaller microphones. The new record holders are Bahram Azizollah Ganji, of Noshirvani University of Technology, in Iran, who has built a microphone that is just a half mm square, or put another way, just 700 square microns, and Bosch Sensortec GmbH, who apparently have made one that is roughly the same size. Either way, these microphones are tiny; so tiny most people wouldn’t notice them at all unless one was sitting alone on a pure white backdrop. Perhaps just as important, the tiny new microphones appear to be both highly sensitive and tiny power consumers.The tiny microphone market is huge, with some 685 million of them in various sizes and shapes sold in 2010 alone. Currently they are used in phones, electronic notepads, research equipment, computers, cameras, and a myriad of other devices (including spy equipment no doubt). But the rush is on to make them ever smaller, which should not only allow for smaller sized devices such as cell phones, but new uses for them altogether. Imagine a microphone placed strategically on either side of a person’s mouth, allowing someone listing to them on a dual speaker phone to hear their voice in stereo, or what if such microphones were to be embedded into the very construction elements of buildings, allowing people to speak to one another from their offices without having to use a phone at all, assuming they were all connected to a voice activated computer system of course. The possibilities seem almost endless.Some industry analysts, such as the trend watchers at IHS iSuppli, say that the tiny microphone market has more than doubled in just the past year, and expect such growth will not just continue, but grow. Thus, the development of ever tinier microphones is not just cool, it’s likely to be extremely lucrative. via ISNAlast_img read more

Attractiveness perception depends on relationship status

first_imgRelationship status can affect who and what we find attractive. A new study has found that if we are in a relationship, we are more likely to be attracted to faces resembling our own, but for single people opposites attract.“For the first time, we have observed how our partnership status affects who we find attractive,” says Jitka Lindova from Charles University in the Czech Republic. The team showed a series of photographs of faces to university students and asked them to rate their attractiveness.  The photographs were digitally manipulated so that the resemblance to the student was modified. Images were of an individual of the opposite sex, whose face had been manipulated to look either more or less similar to the student. They were also presented with images of a same-sex individual manipulated in the same way. “We found that single participants, those not in relationships, rate dissimilar faces as more attractive and sexy than self-resembling faces,” Lindova said. This was observed when participants rated both same-sex and opposite-sex faces. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“Our interpretation is that attractiveness perception mechanisms that give us a preference for a genetically suitable partner may be suppressed during romantic relationships,” she explained. The study was published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology. “This might be a relationship maintenance strategy to prevent us from finding alternatives to our own partner, or perhaps self-resemblance becomes more important in terms of the social support we expect receive from relatives, which are known as kinship cues,” Lindova explained.last_img read more

Feel the winter bliss with these trendy capes

first_imgNow that it’s fall, it’s time to add another layer to your dashing fit. Winter capes which stood out as the celeb favorite last year is all set to rule the winters again. Sneha Mehta, founder of ‘Kukoon the Label’ have shared some expert tips on which type of cape one should wear for their ideal cold days. Vibrant rhythmic silk capes: Ideally when we head for a winter wedding we don’t prefer wearing a cardigan or an over coat as it just doesn’t go with the outfit. A cape with your Indian outfits will just look out of the box and will make the fashion quotient high. So let the silk capes enrich your wardrobe before winter overtakes you. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAnimal print: The animal print winter essentials has a strong game for the season, but covering oneself with the same print just makes the look a little dead. Going glamorous with shades of soft beige and baby pink with a cheetah skin spots sets off a bold statement that won’t fail to make a lasting impression.Inhale courage: Deciding the right outfit which makes you look different from the crowd appears to be a task. But, by wearing bold designed capes with your dresses or your pants, you can be the star of the show. For example, one can go for a deep teal velvet color with a bold print which combines an impact and a luxury that has an enticing mystery about it. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveGo timeless: Dressing sober makes most of the impact to your dressing style. For those cold office meetings, where a bomber jacket doesn’t fit well one can always go for sober timeless capes. The simplistic design works great on these capes and leaves understated impacts to any event to you choose to wear it on. One can also enhance the timeless glamour by adding bold earrings to your look.last_img read more