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#9. FAA proposes rule for small drone operation

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The #9 story of 2015 was: FAA proposes rule for small drone operationThe last year was one of technological changes in agriculture. New technology, including drones, offers nearly limitless opportunity, but also new challenges. How do we manage all of this data effectively and responsibly to derive actual on-farm improvements? This story focused on the confusing rules and legalities of drone use on the farm as laws are struggling to keep up with rapid changes in technology.The last year was one of technological changes in agriculture. New technology, including drones, offers nearly limitless opportunity, but also new challenges. How do we manage all of this data effectively and responsibly to derive actual on-farm improvements? This story focused on the confusing rules and legalities of drone use on the farm as laws are struggling to keep up with rapid changes in technology.last_img read more

World Cup win in Australia is special: Ganguly

first_imgComplimenting the Indian team for winning the Under-19 cricket World Cup in Australia, former captain Sourav Ganguly said the victory was special since it came on Australian soil.”It’s a fabulous achievement. I saw the game on TV. Winning a World Cup in Australia is a special achievement. So, on that point of view, congratulations to the Under-19 boys. Unmukt Chand and his team, they played fabulously,” he said.Ganguly lauded skipper Unmukt Chand for his brave-heart innings, which scripted the win.”They were 105 for four, chasing 227 in a World Cup final and the captain came and got a 100. So, it is a fabulous achievement,” he said.Ganguly expressed confidence that the pool of young players would provide the base for the Indian cricket in the years to come.”It is still early days. Indian cricket is always strong.But Under-19 is the base from which future generation players are developed. You see Virat Kohli, three or four years ago, he was the Under-19 captain who won the World Cup also.”It is the base from which future players come in,” he said, when asked how he saw the road ahead for the players who won the World Cup.Ganguly was speaking at the launch of ‘One Nation One Card’ concept which aims at eradicating the burden on every individual to carry multiple ID cards for their routine works.last_img read more

Port of Baku Inks Cooperation Deal with BPI Co

first_imgzoom Azerbaijan’s Baku International Sea Trade Port (Port of Baku) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company (BPI Co.) at the fourth meeting of Bulgarian – Azerbaijani Intergovernmental Commission for Economic Cooperation held in Baku on September 29, 2016.The duo agreed on enhanced cooperation and exchange of experience between the Port of Baku and ports of Varna and Burgas.Port of Baku is said to be an important participant of both East-West and North-South corridors which are in the interest of Bulgaria in terms of having an access to Central Asia.In 2015, the Joint Committee of Trans-Caspian Transport Corridor was established between the Port of Baku, the Port of Aktau in Kazakhstan, and the Sea Port Poti in Georgia. The three parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the aim to attract extra cargo carried via the Trans-Caspian Transport Corridor. In January 2016, Ukraine also joined to the Trans-Caspian Transport Corridor.In addition, the Port of Baku inked Memoranda of Understanding with Antwerp, Panama, Aktau and Poti ports in the past years.last_img read more

First Nations say the can build more projects with changes to federal

first_imgREGINA – First Nations leaders say they’ll be able to do more projects and build more homes because of changes that give them more control over financial resources.The federal government announced Tuesday that First Nations will now be able to carry funding from year-to-year, instead of having to return money if a project wasn’t completed within a fiscal year.Assembly of First Nations Chief Perry Bellegarde said the problem was that projects often didn’t get approved until late in a fiscal year.“There used to always be the requirement, but you know the monies never got out fast enough and everybody would panic that you have resources that have to be expended by the end of March or you lose them or you have to send them back,” Bellegarde said after making the announcement at the AFN’s annual meeting.“The monies coming out for housing came out so late, you can’t finish your housing programs, so now you’re going to be able to carry them over to the next fiscal year so that work can continue.”Bellegarde called the old situation “March madness,” but said communities won’t have to scramble now.Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett said the old process left communities in a situation where projects could be caught in a cycle of starting and stopping.“They can start the project and then know that if it’s not done by the following spring, that they still have the money to carry on and finish the project,” said Bennett, who also addressed the AFN on Tuesday.“There’s no question these are first steps, but these were real irritants that we can get out of the way.”Ottawa will also work with First Nations on a new approach to funding essential services, such as fire, emergency services, schools, and water and waste treatment systems, she said.Both the government and the AFN said the current policy, which was introduced almost 20 years ago, is outdated, and does not reflect First Nations needs.“The requirement to find other sources of funding to ensure that you have clean drinking water or emergency management services, it means that some communities go without these essential services,” said Bellegarde.“This policy…does real harm and it’s holding First Nations back.”last_img read more