Who had heard of Hustadvika, in Norway, before a cruise ship sailed into a storm there at the weekend? Although relatively unknown, the stretch of coast where hundreds of passengers were rescued from Viking Sky – is far from benign. On its website the Norwegian tourism board refers to it as the “wild Hustadvika coast.” Norway is one of Europe’s most popular cruising destinations. Scores of ships ply its waters, carrying passengers on summer sailings through the scenic fjords and, in the winter, offering them the chance to admire the Northern Lights. Lines including P&O, Saga and Holland America cruise Hustadvika en route from Stavanger to more northerly ports like Trondheim. Launched in 2017, Viking Sky was sailing from Tromsø in the far north of Norway south to Stavanger when it hit bad weather. Pål Are Lilleheim, senior advisor information and public relations for the Norwegian Coastal Administration said it is not uncommon to encounter this … [Read more...] about What happened with Viking Sky – and is it safe to cruise in extreme conditions?
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Caracas will use all legal means available to protect its assets in Europe and the US from illegal seizure, Venezuela's Vice President Delcy Rodriguez told RT. She also spoke about the self-proclaimed 'president' Juan Guaido. In an exclusive interview with RT, Rodriguez said the Venezuelan government has already taken "concrete legal steps" to claim back the assets of which it was "robbed" by the US and which have been frozen by European banks. Also on rt.com Venezuela set for more false flags… US puppet Guaido better watch his back It was reported earlier that the Bank of England had blocked Venezuela's attempts to retrieve $1.2 billion worth of gold in the nation's foreign reserves. Venezuela's self-proclaimed and US-backed 'interim president' Juan Guido hailed the move as "protection" of the country's assets. "We have hired lawyers to protect our interests, first and foremost, it concerns gold which has been unlawfully retained by the Bank of England," Rodriguez said. … [Read more...] about Venezuelan VP tells RT how Caracas fights sanctions & what awaits Guaido once he’s back
If you happened to find yourself at Mobile World Congress, one of Europe’s biggest tech shows, in Barcelona this week, you would have spent a lot of time with the phrase ‘5G’ etched into your retinas. The next generation in mobile technology is set to arrive this year, with widespread coverage promised for 2020. Hardware companies, software companies, and consultancies were all on hand to offer their opinion on what 5G will mean for the future. “With what 5G can do - zero lag, super sonic speeds, a million devices in one square mile online, I think it will allow new experiences,” Conor Pierce, corporate VP for Samsung UK and Ireland, told the Standard.“People are talking about autonomous driving, remote surgery, cloud gaming - three examples of what 5G will allow. “I think when you have common ground and reliable connection to 5G, I think that will allow us to engage in different ways - it's the beginning of a new era for the … [Read more...] about How 5G is going to change the world
IT seems like only yesterday that Donald Trump's shock triumph over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 US Election. However, the clock is already ticking to the next vote – here's when America will head to the polls again, and whether the President is standing for re-election. When is the next US Election? The next US presidential election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, 2020. In America, election votes take place every four years, and this will be the 59th election since the first in 1788. As always, it will be a drawn-out affair, with the primaries and caucuses set to stretch over the first half of the year. The winner of the election will then be inaugurated on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. Will Donald Trump run for President again in 2020? On February 27, The Drudge Report claimed that Donald Trump was set to announce that he is running for re-election. If confirmed, it would be the boldest re-election announcement in history – coming a record-breaking 980 days before the … [Read more...] about When is the next US Election, is Donald Trump standing again in 2020 and who will stand against him?
Dear Editor,This letter is in response to a recent post about me on the Vanua’aku Pati Facebook Page which was later incorporated into the Yumi Toktok Stret page. Since it was already in the public domain, I am now going to provide a response to this petite politicking.Firstly, I would like to apologise to Port Vila MP, Kenneth Natapei. The posts have denigrated the legacy of your late father and have become too personal. My sincere apologies.Secondly, to enlighten some of the critiques and haters on why I chose politics. I am currently undertaking a Masters Programme in Public Policy at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia, thanks to Vanuatu’s strong bilateral relationship with Australia, through the Australia Awards Scholarship Programme.My last employment was with the New Zealand High Commission where I worked as a Policy Adviser. Part of the role was to manage some community grants and through this, I was seeing before my very eyes the entrenched … [Read more...] about Response to VP FB Comments