Firmino revels in standing alongside Ronaldo & Salah

first_imgLiverpool Liverpool star Firmino revelling in ‘best year’ alongside Ronaldo & Salah Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 16:56 5/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Roberto Firmino Liverpool Getty Liverpool Real Madrid v Liverpool Real Madrid UEFA Champions League The Brazil international has taken his game to new heights in 2017-18, with the 27-goal forward now locking his sights on Champions League glory Roberto Firmino admits to enjoying his “best year as a professional footballer” in 2017-18, with the Liverpool forward starring at home and abroad alongside the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah.Having never before been prolific, the former Figueirense and Hoffenheim frontman has taken his game to new heights this season by recording 27 goals in all competitions.He has also provided 14 assists in his Premier League and Champions League outings, with those efforts carrying the Reds to a top four finish domestically and a final appearance on the continent. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Firmino has always been renowned for his work ethic and boundless energy, but the 26-year-old has added even greater threat to his game this term and is delighted to be holding his own alongside superstar performers at Anfield, Real Madrid and across Europe.He told UEFA’s official website ahead of a Champions League final clash with Madrid: “Am I happy with having scored 10 goals since the start of the group stage? Very, very.“Although I am a little bit annoyed, because I always want more and I am never satisfied. However, you cannot beat yourself up about these things all the time and you must always keep moving forward.“It is my first season in the Champions League and I am one of the leading scorers, alongside Cristiano [Ronaldo] and [Mohamed] Salah. This is my best year as a professional footballer.”Firmino added on the challenge facing Liverpool as they endeavour to prevent Madrid from completing a hat-trick of European triumphs: “We know about Real Madrid. They are always winning titles in the Champions League and in the Spanish league too.Roberto Firmino Liverpool best year“I’ve never played against them, but I’ve watched their games and they’re very competitive.“However, this is a final; a one-off game, a one-off moment. They’ll also be up against Liverpool – a team and a club with a great pedigree. We are going to fight until the end.”Victory over the Blancos would land Firmino his first piece of silverware as a senior professional, and he is determined to get his hands on the grandest prize of all.“[It would be] a unique moment,” he said.“It’s a very special trophy. If we’re fortunate enough to be able to win it, it will be a very emotional moment for me and the whole team.“We know the club’s history and we always aim to perform at a high level to try and continue winning trophies.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

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Legacy of Life Organ and Tissue Donation Program Oped

first_imgTwo high-profile cases have recently focused media attention on organ and tissue donation. It was widely reported that the family of actress Natasha Richardson consented to the donation of her organs, after her tragic death about a month ago. In Toronto, one set of parents grappled with the reality that their young daughter may die without breathing support as another set anxiously awaited news that their infant would get the heart transplant she desperately needed. While it has been in the news recently, many Canadians think about this issue every day as they await a transplant, experience the joy of resuming their lives after receiving one, or honour the memory of a loved one who became a donor. The tragedy that befalls one family offers hope for a better life for many others, providing great comfort and something positive to a family dealing with tragic circumstances. In the Maritimes, at any given time, we have about 300 people waiting for organ transplants. There are also several thousand tissue transplants each year in Nova Scotia. Tissue transplants can restore sight to a blind person, allow an athlete to run again and give a child a new heart valve so they can grow and prosper. Most people who die, in hospitals or at home, can be tissue donors. Unfortunately, many of the tissues transplanted in the Maritimes need to be imported from the U.S., because we are not identifying enough tissue donors. The large gap between organs and tissues needed, and those available, is a problem we can address, but the medical community and the public needs to be made more aware. Organ and tissue donation is one of the greatest gifts that can be given. Today, more than 50 per cent of Nova Scotians are registered as donors. I would like more Nova Scotians to know about the importance of donation, and hope they choose to donate. There are some misconceptions that need clarification. People with serious health problems such as diabetes, heart disease or high blood pressure can still donate some or all of their organs and tissues. Because they usually have fewer health problems, younger donors are typically better candidates for donation, but there is no age limit. Livers have been successfully transplanted from people in their eighties. All major religions support a person’s right to choose to be an organ or tissue donor. This selfless act to help others is encouraged. Most people who require a transplant are not born with the condition that causes their illness, they develop it. As you consider whether you want to be a donor, think about the real possibility that you or someone you know may someday need a transplant. The best way to help is to make sure the people close to you are aware that you would like to be a donor. As April 19 to 26 is organ and tissue donation awareness week in Canada, I encourage Nova Scotians to become aware of the gift that you or your family can bestow on someone else. You indicate your wish to be a donor through your health card. For more information on how to register to be a donor, visit www.legacyoflife.ns.ca or call MSI at 1-800-563-8880 or 496-7008 in Halifax Regional Municipality. -30-last_img read more

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Three Ontario wildfire evacuees facing assault charges in Saskatchewan

first_imgRegina police say three men who were brought to Saskatchewan as wildfire evacuees from Northern Ontario are facing assault charges.Police say the charges stem from two separate calls to the to the University of Regina campus, where evacuees are being housed.Last Friday, police say a fight broke out in one of the residence towers and a 24-year-old man was allegedly assaulted by two men.Edward Dawson Wade Keeper, who is 19, and Darian Moose, who is 22, are charged with assault causing bodily harm.Early Saturday morning, campus security was alerted to the sounds of fighting coming from one of the rooms.In the room, police discovered a 28-year-old woman with serious injuries.A 29-year-old man who was staying in the same living area has been charged with aggravated assault and disobeying a court order.Police say they are withholding the man’s name so to protect the identity of the woman.Last week, Saskatchewan agreed to welcome around 2,000 residents from the Pikangikum First Nation in Ontario as a growing forest fire rages nearby.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Canadians are playing more music now thanks to their smartphones and streaming

TORONTO — Blasting songs through a smartphone is becoming an increasingly popular habit for Canadian music fans.A new survey by Nielsen Music Canada found that about 53 per cent of listeners said they play their favourite tunes on their phone in a typical week.That represents growth of 19 percentage points from a year ago, driven in part by the popularity of streaming music services.The data comes as part of Nielsen’s broader study of listening habits in its annual “Canada Music 360” survey.Among other key findings, the survey showed that audiences are spending more time with music.Spotify and Apple’s streaming offerings have boosted the music business to its best year decadesStep aside algorithms, meet the tastemakers who curate the major streaming music servicesOn average, respondents said they played 32 hours of music weekly, about eight hours more than last year.Other shifts offered a sign of the times.Fewer respondents said they played digital music from a downloaded collection. The dip was a slight three percentage points to 38 per cent, but it reflects sales declines that have affected digital retailers like Apple’s iTunes.Only a quarter of Canadian respondents said they played a compact disc in a typical week.But Nielsen found 64 per cent of respondents still tuned into a terrestrial radio station in the early part of this year, a small increase of three percentage points from last year.Nielsen conducted the online survey of about 1,300 adults between March 22 and 28.The polling industry’s professional body, the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association, says online surveys cannot be assigned a margin of error because they do not randomly sample the population.The Canadian Press read more

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Loonie moves higher after Canadian jobs data but off earlier heights

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Loonie moves higher after Canadian jobs data, but off earlier heights by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 5, 2012 5:19 pm MDT TORONTO – The Canadian dollar moved higher Friday, though it backed off a hearty half-cent climb made earlier in the session after the release of the latest domestic jobs report.The loonie ended the session up 0.17 of a cent to 102.40 cents US, following a gain of more than seven-tenths of a cent earlier.Statistics Canada said the country added 52,100 new jobs in September — five times more jobs than expected. The report marked the third biggest increase in jobs so far this year.The data reinvigorated discussion that the Bank of Canada could move to raise its key interest rate sooner rather than later.“The composition and magnitude of employment gains have provided solid support to household spending,” said RBC assistant chief economist Dawn Desjardins in a note.“For the Bank of Canada, the persistence of slack in the economy will provide the rationale to keep the overnight rate at one per cent at least until the external headwinds die down and growth starts to strengthen,” Desjardins said.Meanwhile, a report on U.S. jobs numbers showed that the unemployment rate fell below eight per cent for the first time since January 2009, while hiring increased to 114,000 jobs in September.In commodities, November crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange dropped $1.83 to end at US$89.88 a barrel, a decline of 2.5 per cent from a week ago.December gold bullion dropped $15.70 to US$1,780.80 an ounce, closing at its lowest levels of the week. December copper was down 0.8 of a cent at US$3.78 a pound. read more

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Number of people getting EI benefits slipped 11 per cent in September

Number of people getting EI benefits slipped 1.1 per cent in September: StatsCan AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 22, 2012 9:43 am MDT OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says the number of people receiving regular employment insurance benefits slipped in September by 5,700, or 1.1 per cent, to 525,900.The agency says the number of beneficiaries fell the most in Quebec, with smaller declines in British Columbia and New Brunswick.The number of beneficiaries rose slightly in Manitoba, continuing a trend that began in April, and other provinces had little change in September.To receive benefits, individuals must first submit a claim and the number of claims filed indicates how many people could later become beneficiaries.Nationally, the number of initial and renewal claims was virtually unchanged in September at 230,300 but several provinces showed increases that were offset elsewhereClaims rose 11.5 per cent in Prince Edward Island, 9.4 per cent in Alberta, 5.1 per cent in Manitoba and 4.7 per cent in Ontario, with smaller increases in New Brunswick and British Columbia.However, claims fell 3.8 per cent in Saskatchewan and 3.0 per cent in Quebec and there was little change in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador read more

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Business can be a global force for good Bans says as General

“The business agenda and the sustainable development agenda are converging in new and exciting ways. What began as a simple call to action has become a global force for good,” the UN chief told a special Assembly meeting, ‘Global Compact+15: Business as a Force for Good’ which marked the initiative’s 15th anniversary.The Global Compact is a UN initiative to encourage businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies, and to report on their implementation. So far, more than 8,000 business participants have committed to doing business responsibly, in line with universal principles encompassing human rights, labour rights, environmental protection and anti-corruption efforts.As Member States are forging a new development agenda for the next 15 years and a collective way forward on climate change, “our gathering today takes place in a potentially transformative year,” stressed Mr. Ban, convinced that business will be “indispensable” in the period ahead.“Sustainable development is not charity; it is smart investment. The sustainable development goals (SDGs) offer an extraordinary pipeline for investment and platform in which responsible business can thrive,” he went on to say.By respecting and supporting universal principles in their operations, and by pioneering new business models and forming innovative partnerships, the Secretary-General advised, business leaders are “poised” to make long-lasting contributions to the cause of global sustainability.“This is a time of grave test but also one of tremendous promise. We can be the first generation to erase poverty from the face of the planet. We have a golden opportunity in Paris in December to reach a meaningful agreement that can stave off planetary disaster,” he stressed, referring to the upcoming Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. On the governance front, he emphasized, Governments and political leaders need to work with the UN to stamp out corruption, which includes aligning lobbying efforts with sustainability commitments. “You should not speak out publicly for climate action while working behind-the-scenes against sensible climate-friendly legislation,” the UN chief urged.While encouraging business leaders to work within their trade and industry associations to spread the tenets of sustainability, he asked leading investors to reward good business practices in financial markets.“We are here together in the belief that business can and must be a force for good,” he concluded.In his remarks, Assembly President Sam Kutesa said that since its founding, The Global Compact had played an invaluable role in enlisting new actors, particularly in the business sector, to address many of the world’s most pressing problems. “This event is particularly timely because in the context of ongoing negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda, the discussions provide and important opportunity to reflect on the important progress made through the Global Compact and the important role the business sector can play in helping to achieve our future development objectives.”Indeed, Mr. Kutesa continued, achieving the proposed SDGs will require provision of adequate means of implementation for the post-2015 development agenda and a strengthened global partnership for development. “In working towards greater involvement and contribution of the private sector, we must find innovative ways of scaling up investments that contribute to equitable and sustainable growth and development. More private capital is required for investment in critical sectors…such as energy, infrastructure and ICT,” and with this in mind, he said the Global Compact, which brings together a diverse cross-section of companies from a broad range of countruies, has a major role to play in this regard.Georg Kell, outgoing Executive Director, UN Global Compact stressed a similar point in an interview with the UN News Centre earlier this month, saying that the initiative’s job has been to win over companies that going global does not just mean having more short-term profits and looking for the cheapest allocation or sourcing capabilities. “But rather to understand that for markets to grow, and for your own future prospects to be successful, it makes sense to integrate, in your strategic thinking and operations, environmental, social and governance issues,” he said. The day featured addresses by business leaders, including: Henrik Madsen, CEO of DNV GL; Paul Bulcke, CEO of Nestlé; Monica de Greiff, President of Chamber of Commerce of Bogota; Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever; Yilmaz Argüden, Chair of Global Compact Network Turkey; Fu Chengyu, Chairman of Global Compact Local China; Erika Karp, Founder and CEO of Cornerstone Capital Inc; and Dov Seidman, Founder and CEO of LRN.Also addressing the audience were key voices from civil society, labour and academia, including Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice; Julia Christensen Hughes, Dean of College of Business and Economics, University of Guelph, Canada; and Jyrki Raina, General Secretary of IndustriALL Global Union.Also today, the Secretary-General announced the appointment of Lise Kingo, of Denmark, as Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact. She will succeed Georg Kell, who retires later this year after over 25 years of service to the United Nations.Ms. Kingo, who assumes the role on 1 September, was most recently the Chief of Staff, Executive Vice President and member of the Executive Management at Novo Nordisk A/S from 2002 to 2014. read more

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Security Council condemns deadly terrorist attack in Tel Aviv

In a statement, the 15-member Council expressed its deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government of Israel, wishing a speedy recovery to those injured. “The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security,” the statement indicated. “The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice. They stressed that those responsible for these killings should be held accountable, and urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with all relevant authorities in this regard,” it added. The Security Council also reiterated that “any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed.” Its members further reaffirmed the need for all States “to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and other obligations under international law, including international human rights law, international refugee law and international humanitarian law, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.” read more

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Womens Junior WCh 2016 Russia to face Germany Romania on Denmark for

← Previous Story PER ASPERA AD ASTRA: Svebor Crnojevic to THW Kiel Next Story → U16 ECh Beach Handball: Spanish boys and Dutch girls win gold medals! Women’s World Championship 2016 Two days more left until handball world finds out who is the world’s best female national team in generation 1996. Germany will face domestic team of Russia, while Denmark will clash Romania at Women’s Junior World Championships semi-final in Moscow.Croatia-Romania 20:21Germany – Korea 38:37 extra timeDenmark – Sweden 22:15Russia – Norway 35:24Sport Palace Dynamo Krylatskoe, Thursday 14 JulySemi-final 1: Germany vs Russian Federation 17:30 local timeSemi-final 2: Denmark vs Romania 20:00 local timePlacement matches 5-8:Korea vs Norway 12:30 local timeSweden vs Croatia 15:00 local time

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41000 Raised for Victims of Christmas Day Crash

first_imgAn Anchor Point girl is in stable condition after losing both of her legs in a traffic accident on Christmas Day.Download AudioThat’s according to a post by her aunt, Emily Haakenson, on a GoFundMe account she started to raise money for the girl’s medical treatment.11-year old Angelica Haakenson and her pregnant mother, 29-year old Mathany Christine Satterwhite, were driving on Sterling Highway on Thursday when their truck broke down.Angelica Haakenson – Photo Courtesy of gofundme.com/angelicahaakensonThe Peninsula Clarion reported Nathan Sargeant was helping family jump the truck when Anchor Point resident Larry Pyatt, slid into them with his vehicle.Both Sargeant and Pyatt suffered minor injuries and Satterwhite was thrown into a ditch. Haakenson was pinned between two of the vehicles, resulting in multiple spinal fractures and severe trauma to her legs.The mother and daughter were flown to Anchorage for emergency treatment. Satterwhite and her unborn child survived. Both of Haakenson’s legs were amputated above the knee.Monday afternoon, the GoFundMe campaign had raised more than $41,000 from about 600 donors, including local residents, peninsula businesses, and area emergency services.Angelica Haakenson is a sixth-grader at Chapman Elementary School in Anchor Point.last_img read more

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Audi Opens Second Showroom In Andhra Pradesh Aims 40 Dealerships by 2014

first_imgAfter Hyderabad, German Luxury car maker Audi opened its state-of-the art second showroom in Andhra Pradesh.Located on Rama Talkies Road near Swarna Bharati Indoor Stadium, Audi’s new showroom is spread over a total area of 4750 sq. ft. The showroom was launched by the Audi India head Joe King in the presence of Audi Visakhapatnam managing director Rajiv Sanghvi.”The inauguration of Audi Visakhapatnam marks our presence in one of the key emerging markets for luxury automobiles in India and provides us with an opportunity to capitalise on the growing demand for luxury in this region. Audi Hyderabad has been a key contributor to our success story in India and we are very confident that Audi Visakhapatnam will help us further consolidate our market share in the region. We see a huge potential for growth in Visakhapatnam and are delighted to continue our association with Olympus Motors Pvt. Ltd,”  Cardekho quoted King. Audi India plans to expand its dealer networks to 40 in India by the end of 2014. Audi opened new showrooms in cities like Mumbai South, Lucknow, Bhubaneswar, Delhi Central, Karnal and Vadodara last year .Currently Audi India sells A4, A6, A8 in the passenger car segment (S6 and S4 in the performance versions of these sedans), Q3, Q5 and Q7 in the SUV segment and R8, V8 and R8 Spyder in the sports car category in India.”We are proud to continue our association with Audi in Visakhapatnam after Hyderabad. At Audi Visakhapatnam, we will ensure that customers are provided with a distinct luxury experience that the brand with the four rings is known for globally. Audi’s global leadership position and its unparalleled commitment to luxury is what has driven us at Olympus Motors Pvt. Ltd to deliver this world-class facility,” said Rajiv Sanghvi.last_img read more

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Vedanta to set up steel plant in Jharkhand

first_imgVedanta Limited, the Indian arm of London-based mining conglomerate Vedanta Resources Plc, signed an agreement with the Jharkhand government on Friday for setting up an integrated steel plant in the state. The unit will have an annual capacity to produce 1 million tonnes and cost Rs. 1,700 crore.A Jharkhand government official told the Telegraph that land for establishing the steel plant has been identified.”They have already identified the land for the purpose. The company has already entered into an agreement with villagers to directly purchase between 360 and 390 acres,” the daily quoted K Ravikumar, state industries director, as saying.Production at the plant is expected to commence by 2021, according to R. Kishore Kumar, CEO, Vedanta.The company will get iron ore from a mine allotted in the mid-2000s to Sesa Goa, a company that merged with Sterlite Industries in 2013 to become Sesa Sterlite, which was renamed as Vedanta effective from April 2015.For the fourth quarter ended March 2016, Vedanta reported a consolidated net loss of Rs. 11,181 crore on net sales of Rs. 15,830 crore.The March quarter loss was due to exceptional items mainly comprising impairment of assets amounting to Rs. 12,312 crore, according to Vedanta’s regulatory filing to the BSE on April 28. Excluding exceptional items, the consolidated net profit was Rs. 955 crore.The Vedanta Limited stock closed at Rs. 103.70 on the BSE on Friday.The Anil Agarwal-led Vedanta Resources Plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange. Vedanta Limited represents the Indian operations of the Group through eight subsidiaries with interests in oil and gas, zinc, aluminium, copper and power. Vedanta Resources Plc’s Zambia business goes by the name Konkola Copper Mines Plc. State-owned mining company Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines Investment Holdings (ZCCM-IH) has a 20.6 percent stake in the company.last_img read more

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Handling backup and recovery in PostgreSQL 10 Tutorial

first_img[paulservice] host=192.168.0.45 port=5432 dbname=xyz user=paul password=cde To connect to one of the services, just set the environment and connect: iMac:~ hs$ export PGSERVICE=hansservice A connection can now be established without passing parameters to psql: iMac:~ hs$ psqlpsql (10.1)Type “help” for help. test=# Alternatively, you can use: psql service=hansservice Extracting subsets of data Up to now, you have seen how to dump an entire database. However, this is not what you might wish for. In many cases, you might just want to extract a subset of tables or schemas. pg_dump can do that and provides a number of switches: -a: It dumps only the data and does not dump the data structure -s: It dumps only the data structure but skips the data -n: It dumps only a certain schema -N: It dumps everything but excludes certain schemas -t: It dumps only certain tables -T: It dumps everything but certain tables (this can make sense if you want to exclude logging tables and so on) Partial dumps can be very useful to speed things up considerably. Handling various formats So far, you have seen that pg_dump can be used to create text files. The problem is that a text file can only be replayed completely. If you have saved an entire database, you can only replay the entire thing. In many cases, this is not what you want. Therefore, PostgreSQL has additional formats that also offer more functionality. At this point, four formats are supported: -F, –format=c|d|t|p output file format (custom, directory, tar, plain text (default)) You have already seen plain, which is just normal text. On top of that, you can use a custom format. The idea behind a custom format is to have a compressed dump, including a table of contents. Here are two ways to create a custom format dump: [hs@linuxpc ~]$ pg_dump -Fc test > /tmp/dump.fc[hs@linuxpc ~]$ pg_dump -Fc test -f /tmp/dump.fc In addition to the table of contents, the compressed dump has one more advantage: it is a lot smaller. The rule of thumb is that a custom format dump is around 90% smaller than the database instance you are about to back up. Of course, this highly depends on the number of indexes and all that, but for many database applications, this rough estimation will hold true. Once you have created the backup, you can inspect the backup file: [hs@linuxpc ~]$ pg_restore –list /tmp/dump.fc;; Archive created at 2017-11-04 15:44:56 CET; dbname: test; TOC Entries: 18; Compression: -1; Dump Version: 1.12-0; Format: CUSTOM; Integer: 4 bytes; Offset: 8 bytes; Dumped from database version: 10.1; Dumped by pg_dump version: 10.1;; Selected TOC Entries:;3103; 1262 16384 DATABASE – test hs3; 2615 2200 SCHEMA – public hs3104; 0 0 COMMENT – SCHEMA public hs1; 3079 13350 EXTENSION – plpgsql3105; 0 0 COMMENT – EXTENSION plpgsql187; 1259 16391 TABLE public t_test hs… pg_restore –list will return the table of contents of the backup. Using a custom format is a good idea as the backup will shrink in size. However, there is more; the -Fd command will create a backup in a directory format. Instead of a single file, you will now get a directory containing a couple of files: [hs@linuxpc ~]$ mkdir /tmp/backup[hs@linuxpc ~]$ pg_dump -Fd test -f /tmp/backup/[hs@linuxpc ~]$ cd /tmp/backup/[hs@linuxpc backup]$ ls -lh total 86M-rw-rw-r–. 1 hs hs 85M Jan 4 15:54 3095.dat.gz-rw-rw-r–. 1 hs hs 107 Jan 4 15:54 3096.dat.gz-rw-rw-r–. 1 hs hs 740K Jan 4 15:54 3097.dat.gz-rw-rw-r–. 1 hs hs 39 Jan 4 15:54 3098.dat.gz-rw-rw-r–. 1 hs hs 4.3K Jan 4 15:54 toc.dat One advantage of the directory format is that you can use more than one core to perform the backup. In the case of a plain or custom format, only one process will be used by pg_dump. The directory format changes that rule. The following example shows how you can tell pg_dump to use four cores (jobs): [hs@linuxpc backup]$ rm -rf *[hs@linuxpc backup]$ pg_dump -Fd test -f /tmp/backup/ -j 4 Note that the more objects you have in your database, the more potential speedup there will be. To summarize, you learned about creating backups in general. If you’ve enjoyed reading this post, do check out ‘Mastering PostgreSQL 10’ to know how to replay backup and handle global data in PostgreSQL10.  You will learn how to use PostgreSQL onboard tools to replicate instances. Read Next: PostgreSQL 11 Beta 1 is out! How to perform data partitioning in PostgreSQL 10 How to implement Dynamic SQL in PostgreSQL 10 Performing backups should be a regular task and every administrator is supposed to keep an eye on this vital stuff. Fortunately, PostgreSQL provides an easy means to create backups. In this tutorial, you will learn how to backup data by performing some simple dumps and also recover them using  PostgreSQL 10. This article is an excerpt taken from, ‘Mastering PostgreSQL 10’ written by Hans-Jürgen Schönig. This book highlights the newly introduced features in PostgreSQL 10, and shows you how to build better PostgreSQL applications. Performing simple dumps If you are running a PostgreSQL setup, there are two major methods to perform backups: Logical dumps (extract an SQL script representing your data) Transaction log shipping The idea behind transaction log shipping is to archive binary changes made to the database. Most people claim that transaction log shipping is the only real way to do backups. However, in my opinion, this is not necessarily true. Many people rely on pg_dump to simply extract a textual representation of the data. pg_dump is also the oldest method of creating a backup and has been around since the very early days of the project (transaction log shipping was added much later). Every PostgreSQL administrator will become familiar with pg_dump sooner or later, so it is important to know how it really works and what it does. Running pg_dump The first thing we want to do is to create a simple textual dump: [hs@linuxpc ~]$ pg_dump test > /tmp/dump.sql This is the most simplistic backup you can imagine. pg_dump logs into the local database instance connects to a database test and starts to extract all the data, which will be sent to stdout and redirected to the file. The beauty is that standard output gives you all the flexibility of a Unix system. You can easily compress the data using a pipe or do whatever you want. In some cases, you might want to run pg_dump as a different user. All PostgreSQL client programs support a consistent set of command-line parameters to pass user information. If you just want to set the user, use the -U flag: [hs@linuxpc ~]$ pg_dump -U whatever_powerful_user test > /tmp/dump.sql The following set of parameters can be found in all PostgreSQL client programs: … Connection options: -d, –dbname=DBNAME database to dump -h, –host=HOSTNAME database server host or socket directory -p, –port=PORT database server port number -U, –username=NAME connect as specified database user -w, –no-password never prompt for password -W, –password force password prompt (should happen automatically) –role=ROLENAME do SET ROLE before dump … Just pass the information you want to pg_dump, and if you have enough permissions, PostgreSQL will fetch the data. The important thing here is to see how the program really works. Basically, pg_dump connects to the database and opens a large repeatable read transaction that simply reads all the data. Remember, repeatable read ensures that PostgreSQL creates a consistent snapshot of the data, which does not change throughout the transactions. In other words, a dump is always consistent—no foreign keys will be violated. The output is a snapshot of data as it was when the dump started. Consistency is a key factor here. It also implies that changes made to the data while the dump is running won’t make it to the backup anymore. A dump simply reads everything—therefore, there are no separate permissions to be able to dump something. As long as you can read it, you can back it up. Also, note that the backup is by default in a textual format. This means that you can safely extract data from say, Solaris, and move it to some other CPU architecture. In the case of binary copies, that is clearly not possible as the on-disk format depends on your CPU architecture. Passing passwords and connection information If you take a close look at the connection parameters shown in the previous section, you will notice that there is no way to pass a password to pg_dump. You can enforce a password prompt, but you cannot pass the parameter to pg_dump using a command-line option. The reason for that is simple: the password might show up in the process table and be visible to other people. Therefore, this is not supported. The question now is: if pg_hba.conf on the server enforces a password, how can the client program provide it? There are various means of doing that: Making use of environment variables Making use of .pgpass Using service files In this section, you will learn about all three methods. Using environment variables One way to pass all kinds of parameters is to use environment variables. If the information is not explicitly passed to pg_dump, it will look for the missing information in predefined environment variables. A list of all potential settings can be found here: https://www.postgresql.org/docs/10/static/libpq–envars.html. The following overview shows some environment variables commonly needed for backups: PGHOST: It tells the system which host to connect to PGPORT: It defines the TCP port to be used PGUSER: It tells a client program about the desired user PGPASSWORD: It contains the password to be used PGDATABASE: It is the name of the database to connect to The advantage of these environments is that the password won’t show up in the process table. However, there is more. Consider the following example: psql -U … -h … -p … -d … Suppose you are a system administrator: do you really want to type a long line like that a couple of times every day? If you are working with the very same host again and again, just set those environment variables and connect with plain SQL: [hs@linuxpc ~]$ export PGHOST=localhost[hs@linuxpc ~]$ export PGUSER=hs[hs@linuxpc ~]$ export PGPASSWORD=abc[hs@linuxpc ~]$ export PGPORT=5432[hs@linuxpc ~]$ export PGDATABASE=test[hs@linuxpc ~]$ psqlpsql (10.1)Type “help” for help. As you can see, there are no command-line parameters anymore. Just type psql and you are in. All applications based on the standard PostgreSQLC-language client library (libpq) will understand these environment variables, so you cannot only use them for psql and pg_dump, but for many other applications. Making use of .pgpass A very common way to store login information is via the use of .pgpass files. The idea is simple: put a file called .pgpass into your home directory and put your login information there. The format is simple: hostname:port:database:username:password An example would be: 192.168.0.45:5432:mydb:xy:abc PostgreSQL offers some nice additional functionality: most fields can contain *. Here is an example: *:*:*:xy:abc This means that on every host, on every port, for every database, the user called xy will use abc as the password. To make PostgreSQL use the .pgpass file, make sure that the right file permissions are in place: chmod 0600 ~/.pgpass .pgpass can also be used on a Windows system. In this case, the file can be found in the %APPDATA%postgresqlpgpass.conf path. Using service files However, there is not just the .pgpass file. You can also make use of service files. Here is how it works. If you want to connect to the very same servers over and over again, you can create a .pg_service.conf file. It will hold all the connection information you need. Here is an example of a .pg_service.conf file: Mac:~ hs$ cat .pg_service.conf # a sample service [hansservice] host=localhost port=5432 dbname=test user=hs password=abc last_img read more

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Canada Jetlines chooses YVR as its primary base of operations

first_img Thursday, February 7, 2019 Posted by Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> VANCOUVER — Canada Jetlines says it will use Vancouver International Airport as its home airport and primary base of operations when it begins flight operations, currently targeted for later this year.Jetlines has filed and received confirmation from YVR that all airport slots needed to operate their initial network using their first two Airbus A320 aircraft will be available.YVR is Canada’s second busiest airport in Canada, serving more than 25.9 million passengers in 2018. It also has over 2.5 million people living within a 30-minute drive.In addition to the desirable location and facilities, Jetlines says it was also attracted to YVR due to its competitive rates and charges. The airport’s ConnectYVR program provides airlines a standard rate structure for landing and terminal fees. This program rewards airlines for efficiency and growing their services at YVR providing further incentive for Jetlines to build their base of operations out of Vancouver, says Canada Jetlines CEO Javier Suarez.More news:  Sunwing ready to launch Mazatlán-Quebec City direct this winter“I am extremely excited to be able to use Vancouver International Airport as our primary base of operations once we launch,” says Suarez. “The Greater Vancouver area population, cost to operate from the airport, and transit accessibility, linked with the enormous tourist attraction that Vancouver has, provides Jetlines with a massive business opportunity. Having launched more than 300 routes in my career with most of them out of primary airports, I have no doubt that the Vancouver Airport will offer Jetlines the opportunity to launch and profitably operate a large number of routes.”As always Canada Jetlines’ ability to service this airport is subject to the completion of the airline licensing process and the receipt of applicable regulatory approvals.The would-be ultra low-cost carrier, at last check aiming for a summer 2019 launch, has also signed deals with Saint-Hubert airport in Quebec as well as Kelowna and Winnipeg. Its destination wish list, with signed agreements, includes Puerto Vallarta, Cancun, Los Cabos, Puerto Plata, Samana and Santo Domingo.center_img Canada Jetlines chooses YVR as its primary base of operations Tags: Canada Jetlines, Vancouver International Airport Sharelast_img read more

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Do Costa Rica crops have a Water Footprint

first_imgNo related posts. A group of experts from the Center for Water Resources in Central America and the Caribbean (Hidrocec), at the National University (UNA), are studying how much water is consumed by Costa Rica’s agricultural sector, the country’s top consumer of the resource.The team’s objective is to determine the sector’s hydrological footprint in order to design alternative strategies for hydrological planning and better water management policies in Costa Rica, and to achieve better hydrological and food security. According to UNESCO’s Institute for Water Education, the water footprint of an individual, business or nation is defined as the total volume of freshwater that is used to produce the goods and services consumed by the individual, business or nation.The UNA study covered coffee, rice, banana and pineapple crops from 2008-2011.To calculate a crop’s water footprint, three types of water use are included: “blue water,” “green water” and “gray water.” Green water refers to rainwater collected in the soil and which is absorbed by trees or crops. Blue water is found in rivers, lakes and aquifers, and needs to be transported to be utilized. Gray water is used to dilute contaminants, such as agrochemicals, to levels that are less harmful to the environment. “It’s important to know how much water we are using and which crops use the most,” Hidrocec coordinator Andrea Suárez said. “Confronted with scarcity, it is important to know how much water is used in order to improve efficiency of water use given the effects of climate change.” Hidrocec agronomist Christian Golcher said the study calculates the water requirement per hectare of farmland for each crop.“We calculated an amount of cubic meters of water per ton produced for each crop,” Golcher said. “Although the results of the study have not yet been published, we can say that of the four crops included in the study, rice has the greatest hydrological footprint.”Javier Bogantes, president of the Latin American Water Tribunal, said he is troubled that officials throughout Latin America are allowing the development of large projects that exert extreme pressure on hydrological ecosystems. “Our vision is a systemic one, and the problem with the hydrological footprint, although it’s an important contribution, is that it’s not always viewed from a systemic perspective,” Bogantes said. “For us, an analysis of the water issue has to be systemic, as water functions as a system.” Bogantes said that one of the biggest mistakes in water management is to focus specifically on water use, which refers to the water that is distributed from one place to another, instead of focusing on aquifers, deep underground water sources and rivers. “In Costa Rica, government officials prioritize short-term development that puts at risk what’s most important for the country’s development: water and land,” Bogantes said. He cited as an example excessive use of water in the Caribbean region. “Between Pérez Zeledón and the Caribbean, there are approximately 55,000 hectares of pineapple plantations that are developing without controls. In that type of development, there is no type of hydrological nor ecological planning,” he said. “The same happened with the expansion of banana plantations.” Heavy agrochemical use and excessive water use alter hydrological systems in these regions, he said. Another problem is the amount of water lost to pollution. The amount of water used to produce a crop is less important of a factor, he said.“Urgent planning is needed in Costa Rica regarding which regions are going to continue developing big single-crop projects,” he said. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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Check the conditions of your ticket You may have

first_imgCheck the conditions of your ticket. You may have purchased a ticket that has more flexible conditions, such as the British Airways Plus or Ryanair Business Plus. You can usually find your ticket conditions on your email or online account. Most airlines have a tolerant policy if you cancel well in advance. You may still be charged the APD fee, but the closer to the date you cancel, the more you’ll be charged. It depends on the airline: Bmi – Within 24 hours of booking your ticket is fully refundable,f you have a non-refundable ticket, you may be refunded the tax minus an administration charge of  £35. Can I get a refund on a flight? Aer Lingus – On selected tickets, minimum €20 admin fee per ticket. Ryanair – No refunds on Ryanair. £17 admin fee for claiming back APD. Related6 secrets of finding the best low cost flightsWe reveal our six savviest secrets, tried and tested by expert budget travellers, that will help you to find the best low cost flights. There are a few ways of finding low cost flights that everyone knows about – like using a flight comparison site such as Skyscanner, of course.…APD refunds: how to claim back airline taxIf you booked a flight for your family before March 1st 2016, you could be entitled to a refund on the APD (air passenger duty). APD was scrapped for children under 12 on May 1st 2015, and then abolished for children under 16 on March 1st 2016. Here’s how to…Travel Glossary – airline jargon explainedSkyscanner has put together a list of travel-related words, phrases and acronyms to help you plan your journey. When purchasing your ticket, some airlines will allow you to buy a ‘flexible’ ticket for a slightly higher price. This grants you flexibility on your flight with no extra charges. Your insurance may cover flight cancellation in the case of a terror attack or family death. Check the flights or ‘trip interruptions’ section of your policy to see if it’s included. Thomas Cook – No refunds on Thomas Cook. Jet2 – No refunds on Jet2. £25 admin fee for claiming back APD . Book the best flight with Skyscanner now ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Call your airline ASAP easyJet – Within 24 hours will refund all except a £25 admin fee. After 24 hours the booking is non-refundable with the exception of APD which is refunded without additional charge.center_img What is APD? Can I cancel my flight booking? How can I get my flight refunded? Which airlines have free cancellation? Flybe – No refunds on Flybe, minimum £25 admin fee for claiming back ADP. Contact your insurance Air Passenger Duty is a duty paid for each passenger on board a plane of more than 20 people. This is paid upfront by the airline, which is why you will be asked to cover it. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepartReturnCabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Virgin Atlantic – On selected tickets, minimum £30 up to 100% of the cost per ticket. Is your ticket flexible? Not always. For example, easyJet does not allow for cancellations (so you won’t get a refund), only changes. However, most other airlines allow you to cancel your flight for a fee and percentage of the overall cost. For example, British Airways only charges £15 per ticket refund/cancellation. How to fly like a pro Does Skyscanner process my payment?Want to know more about booking the best available flight? Skyscanner has hidden gems like the Everywhere tool, Cheapest Month and First/Economy Class Search. Find them all now.Does Skyscanner manage my booking and flight details?Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire. Thomson – No refunds on Thomson. £25 admin fee for claiming back APD. British Airways – Within 24 hours of booking your ticket is fully refundable. On selected tickets, a £15 minimum service fee applies per ticket.last_img read more

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News podcast Cyprus hidden gems EU issues with Russia rescuing baby birds

first_imgThe Cyprus News Digest, in collaboration with the Cyprus Mail brings you an in-depth analysis of some of the latest developments in international and local news – in audio form.This week:The EU still has issues with Russia over Ukraine;See Why you should discover Cyprus’ hidden gems with a new NGO;The dos and don’ts about rescuing baby birds;After 5 years, the Cyprus Motor Show returnsMore at http://cyprusmail.libsyn.comYou May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppGet Maximum Privacy with Minimum EffortFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Lakkotrypis off to Iran

first_imgEnergy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism Minister Giorgos Lakkotrypis will pay a two day working visit to Iran, accompanied by a business delegation of the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Cyprus Tourism Organisation.On Wednesday, Lakkotrypis will participate in the Cyprus – Iran business forum where he will present to delegates opportunities for investment and business cooperation in Cyprus.During his working visit, the minister will meet with Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran and will participate in an event organised by the Cyprus Tourism Organisation with the participation of Iranian travel agents.On Thursday, Lakkotrypis will hold separate meetings with the Iranian Minister of Industry and Commerce, the Vice President responsible for tourism issues, the Minister of Petroleum and the Minister of Finance. (CNA)You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoKelley Blue BookYou Won’t Believe How Affordable These Ford Car Models AreKelley Blue BookUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Rep Cole encourages local residents to explore Michigan farms

first_img21Sep Rep. Cole encourages local residents to explore Michigan farms Categories: Cole News,Featured news,News Share your farm fresh experience with #MIFarmFresh105 State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, invites local residents to share their Michigan farm fresh experiences this fall by uploading photos to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag: #MIFarmFresh105.“I’m excited to see photos of families exploring Pure Michigan at the many great farms across the state,” Rep. Cole said. “Key farm features to include in the photo could be scenic views of the land, friends and family picking fruits and vegetables, a stop at a road-side stand or partaking in harvest-time farm rituals.”“This social media campaign is designed to promote farm fresh products and to share your experience with fellow proud Michiganders and highlight the best Michigan has to offer. Be sure to add #MIFarmFresh105 in your accompanying social media post along with your photo.”Rep. Cole will be following all your farm fresh experiences this fall and reposting the #MIFarmFresh105 photos to his social media accounts.#####center_img Tags: #FarmFresh105, #SB, Ag, Cole, Fall, Farm, Harvest last_img read more

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Rep Hauck welcomes guests to August office hours

first_img11Aug Rep. Hauck welcomes guests to August office hours Categories: Hauck News State Rep. Roger Hauck of Union Township announced his August office hours schedule for Midland and Isabella counties. Hauck will be available to meet with residents on Monday, Aug. 28 at the following times and locations:8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Isabella County Administration Building, 200 N. Main St., in Mt. Pleasant;10:30 a.m. to noon at Leah’s Korner Kafe, 300 E. Railway St., in Coleman; and1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Lake Isabella Village Building, 1010 S. Clubhouse Drive, in Lake Isabella.“It is a privilege to meet with members of our community on a regular basis,” Hauck said. “I have learned so much by hosting monthly office hours in the district, and I look forward to doing so again.”No appointments are necessary. Those unable to attend may contact Rep. Hauck at 517-373-1789 or via email at RogerHauck@house.mi.gov.last_img read more

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