ELECTRIC BIKES: AN OVERVIEW While electric bikes are seen as a modern wonder, they've actually been around since the late 19th Century. In 1897, Hosea W. Libbey of Boston invented an electric bicycle, which was was powered by a 'double electric motor'. This model was later remade by Giant Lafree e-bikes in the 1990s. … [Read more...] about EXCLUSIVE: ‘He knows he’s had a lucky escape’: Simon Cowell is ‘doing really well’ and ‘walking around’ just days after surgery… but faces ‘weeks of physiotherapy’ after breaking his back when he fell off his electric bike
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Coronavirus: The consequences for tourism Tourism on Greek islands starts again From Monday (May 25), Greece's islands will be accessible again by plane and ferry for domestic tourists. Taverns, bars and cafes are reopening nationwide. Ferries are to sell only 50% of their tickets, and taverns are only allowed to occupy half of their tables. The list of countries from which foreign tourists can enter Greece without a two-week quarantine will be announced at the end of May. … [Read more...] about Mandatory coronavirus testing at airports in Germany off to smooth start
The two nations pose no threat to each other, stressed Chinese envoy in India Sun Weidong on Wednesday amid face-off between New Delhi and Beijing over the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Ladakh sector recently. The envoy further stressed that any “differences” can be solved through communication. … [Read more...] about ‘Do not let differences overshadow relations’: China’s India envoy on ties
Three-quarters of the 2 million foreign tourists who came to Kenya last year came for the wildlife. Were it not for tourism, many of the 160 private reserves that provide vital corridors for migrating animals and excess grazing capacity for the country’s national parks would revert to being hunting grounds or be turned over for agriculture, threatening one of the greatest concentrations of animal life in the world. Competition for grazing land, especially during times of drought, has intensified long-standing conflict between the needs of local communities and the region’s unique wildlife. As Paula Kahumbu, the CEO of conservation organisation Wildlife Direct, wrote in the Guardian, “most Kenyan youth see wildlife as irrelevant, something that benefits a few, rich visitors or white landowners”. In the wake of violent incursions on ranches and wildlife parks over the years, safari outfits have looked for ways to make tourism directly support the local population. … [Read more...] about The end of tourism?
Now let us look at President Buhari’s score card. As the candidate of the CPC, he scored, in 2011, 12.2million votes. And with the alliance formed by ACN, ANPP, CPC and part of APGA, in 2015, he scored 15.4million votes, again courtesy of the card reader which did not allow people to write results as they deemed fit. Now, in 2019, President Buhari got fewer votes than he got in 2015, 15.2million votes. So when Atiku talks about statistical impossibilities, I don’t want to call him a poor student of statistics. But talking about statistical impossibilities, I invite you to reflect on the total number of new registered voters. Don’t forget that the whole idea of periodic review of voters’ registration is essentially to enable those who have become 18 years and above to register. And whereas the average population growth is around 3 per cent, how do you explain that under the new registration exercise conducted by INEC, in the South-South, the … [Read more...] about We will meet Atiku in court — Oshiomhole
• Pakistan has been insisting that Saudi Arabia should allow it to marshal the support of the Islamic world on the Kashmir issue. In February, it had asked for a meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on the issue, but Saudi Arabia turned down the request. The OIC is a group of 57 Muslim countries in which Saudi Arabia holds considerable sway. … [Read more...] about Pakistan-Saudi Arabia tiff widens? As Islamabad returns loan, questions rise