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Palm Islands – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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For the islands in Lebanon see Palm Islands Nature Reserve

Palm Islands are two artificial islands, Palm Jumeirah and Palm Jebel Ali, on the coast of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. As at November 2014, only Palm Jumeirah has been completed. This island takes the form of a palm tree, topped by a crescent. When complete, Palm Jebel Ali will take a similar shape; both islands will be host to a large number of residential, leisure and entertainment centres and will add a total of 520kilometres of non-public beaches to the city of Dubai. The creation of the Palm Jumeirah began in June 2001. Shortly after, the Palm Jebel Ali was announced and reclamation work began. A third island was planned and construction started, but this project was later remodelled and renamed to Deira Island.

The Palm Islands are artificial islands constructed from sand dredged from the bottom of the Persian Gulf by the Belgian company, Jan De Nul and the Dutch company, Van Oord. The sand is sprayed from dredging ships, guided by a Global Positioning System, onto the required area. The spraying process is known as rainbowing because of the rainbow-like arcs produced in the air when the sand is sprayed. The outer edge of each palm’s encircling crescent is a large rock breakwater. The breakwater of the Palm Jumeirah contains over seven million tons of rock; each rock was placed individually by a crane, its position signed off by a diver, and given a Global Positioning System coordinate.[citation needed]

The Jan De Nul Group started working on the Palm Jebel Ali in 2001 and had finished by the end of 2006. The reclamation project for the Palm Jebel Ali includes the creation of a four-kilometer-long peninsula, protected by a 200-meter-wide, seventeen-kilometer long circular breakwater. There are 210,000,000cubic meters of rock, sand and limestone that were reclaimed (partly originating from the Jebel Ali entrance channel dredging work). There are approximately 10,000,000cubic meters of rocks in the Slope Protection Works.

The Palm Jumeirah ( Coordinates: 250628N 550815E / 25.10778N 55.13750E / 25.10778; 55.13750 ) consists of a tree trunk, a crown with 16 fronds, and a surrounding crescent island that forms an 11kilometer-long breakwater. The island itself is five kilometers by five kilometers. It adds 78kilometers to the Dubai coastline.

Residents began moving into Palm Jumeirah properties at the end of 2006, five years after land reclamation began.

A Monorail opened in 2009, but is not connected to other public transport.

The Palm Jebel Ali began construction in October 2002 and was expected to be completed in mid-2008.[1][2]

The construction of the Palm Islands has had a significant impact on the surrounding environment, resulting in changes to area wildlife, coastal erosion, alongshore sediment transport and wave patterns. Sediment stirred up by construction has suffocated and injured local marine fauna and reduced the amount of sunlight which filters down to seashore vegetation. Variations in alongshore sediment transport have resulted in changes in erosion patterns along the UAE coast, which has also been exacerbated by altered wave patterns as the waters of the Gulf attempt to move around the new obstruction of the islands. [3][4]

Dubai’s megaprojects have become a favorite cause of environmentalists. Greenpeace has criticized the Palm Islands for lack of sustainability, and Mongabay.com, a site dedicated to rain forest conservation, has attacked Dubai’s artificial islands aggressively, stating that:

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Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute

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Welcome to PacLII’s new website. We have redesigned the site to improve its appearance and to be more user-friendly. You will find that each jurisdiction has a separate page for ‘primary materials’ and ‘other materials’. Please let us know what you think, or if you have difficulty in finding anything, via feedback. Read more…..

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Ecuador – Lonely Planet

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Picturesque colonial centers, Kichwa villages, Amazonian rainforest and the breathtaking heights of the Andes Ecuador may be small, but it has a dazzling array of wonders.

The historic centers of Quito and Cuenca are lined with photogenic plazas, 17th-century churches and monasteries, and beautifully restored mansions. Wandering the cobblestone streets amid architectural treasures from Spanish colonial days is a fine way to delve into the past. Beyond the cities, the Ecuadorian landscape unfolds in all its startling variety. There are Andean villages renowned for their colorful textiles and sprawling markets, Afro-Ecuadorian towns where days end with meals of fresh seafood and memorable sunsets, and remote settlements in the Amazon where shamans still harvest the traditional rainforest medicines of their ancestors.

Setting off on a trek into the Andes can seem like stepping into a fairy tale: theres the patchwork of small villages, gurgling brooks and rolling fields, with a condor slowly wheeling overhead. Although the view from the top is sublime, you dont have to scale a mountain to enjoy the Andes. These verdant landscapes make a fine backdrop for mountain-biking, horseback-riding or hiking from village to village, overnighting at local guesthouses along the way. Ecuadors other landscapes offer equally alluring adventures, from surfing tight breaks off the Pacific coast to white-water-rafting Class V rivers along the jungle-clad banks of the Oriente.

After days of Ecuadorian adventures, there are many appealing places where you can go to relax amid awe-inspiring scenery. Head to the mountainous highlands to recharge at a historic hacienda, or find Zenlike beauty amid a cloud-forest lodge near Mindo. There are peaceful, timeless mountain villages like Vilcabamba and picturesque former gold-mining towns like Zaruma that offer a perfect antidote to the vertiginous rush of modern-day life. And for a coastal getaway, you’ll have plenty of options, from tiny end-of-the-road settlements like Ayampe and Oln to charming towns on the Galapagos, with great beaches and magnificent sunsets right outside your door.

The famed Galpagos Islands, with their volcanic, otherworldly landscapes, are a magnet for wildlife lovers. Here, you can get up close and personal with massive lumbering tortoises, scurrying marine iguanas (the worlds only seagoing lizard), doe-eyed sea lions, prancing blue-footed boobies and a host of other unusual species both on land and sea. The Amazon rainforest offers a vastly different wildlife-watching experience. Set out on the rivers and forested trails in search of monkeys, sloths, toucans and river dolphins. Some lodges also have canopy towers offering magnificent views (and a better chance to see birdlife).

By Regis St Louis, Author

Whenever people tell me they want to visit South America, but don’t know where to begin, I recommend Ecuador. This is a country that seems to have it all: Andean peaks, Amazon rainforest, indigenous markets, colonial towns, sun-drenched beaches not to mention a rather famous chain of volcanic islands full of fascinating wildlife. Adding to the appeal is Ecuador’s (relatively) small size and its ease of travel (good roads and an easy-to-remember currency). But best of all are the Ecuadorians themselves: kind-hearted, generous and proud of the great strides they’ve made in the last decade, they are in fact the nation’s greatest treasure.

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SURF’S UP! At Josiah’s Bay on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, CARIBBEAN! – Video

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a Delaware family sick at the resort in the US Virgin Islands Due to pesticides – Video

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Japan approves controversial textbooks that claim disputed islands – Video

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Japan approves controversial textbooks that claim disputed islands
Japan has approved new textbooks for its junior and middle schools, all of which claim sovereignty over disputed islands in the East China Sea. 18 different textbooks now say the disputed territori…

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Banned pesticide sickens family at US Virgin Islands resort – Video

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Accident in Cayman Islands leaves Midlothian teen on life support – Video

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Accident in Cayman Islands leaves Midlothian teen on life support
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Bizarre Foods : Faroe Islands Part 1/3 – Video

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Trying Drinks from THE CANARY ISLANDS!
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Piecekeeper Yacht Day 7 pt.1 #OnePieceTour | Norman Island, Virgin Islands – Video

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10312 W Broadview Dr, Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154 – Video

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Canary Islands Wind forecast: 2015-04-14 – Video

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Canary Islands Wind forecast: 2015-04-14
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Secure Islands Turbo Charges Performance and Delivers 100% Accurate Classification and Protection With IQProtector 5.0

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Secure Islands today announced general availability of IQProtector 5.0, the industrys leading Information Protection and Control (IPC) solution. Version 5.0 breaks new ground with its Data Interception Architecture, an open framework that enables more data to be immunized faster with 100% accuracy, based on enterprise-wide policies, independently of users, devices or platforms. Other enhancements include secure collaboration capabilities and a customizable user interface. With this release, Secure Islands delivers an industry first – a single, scalable, policy driven platform that enables organizations to classify and protect data the moment it is created, and from any user, application, location or device.

Designed for use in todays highly distributed, mobile, and borderless enterprise computing environments, IQProtector enables organization to immunize data at the point of creation, with protection that persists throughout the entire lifecycle of the data. Secure Islands will be demonstrating IQProtector 5.0 at RSA Conference in San Francisco, California from April 20-23, 2015, Booth #127

Introducing Data Interception Data Interceptors can be implemented extremely close to any data source and inspect all files that are generated or in-transit through the source with minimum dependency on the end-user or the device that uses this data. Upon inspection, Interceptors instantly immunize the data based on the organizations classification and protection policy.

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Secure Collaboration Enhancements to Secure Islands secure collaboration capabilities include the ability for email users to apply protection to messages and attachments with ad-hoc permissions for recipients. Additionally, using the Exchange Interceptor and leveraging Azure Rights Management, Classification and Protection policies can be enforced outside the organization, without having to compromise or expose user identities or keys..

Enhanced Management, Improved User Experience Finally, the Secure Islands IQProtector 5.0 features a completely new user interface, delivering better usability and a vastly improved user experience. The interface can be customized with organizational background color and logo and allows organizations to customize security message text according to their needs.

Because our large enterprise customers have challenged us to support myriad use cases and requirements, IQProtector delivers powerful yet extremely manageable Information Protection purpose-built for todays borderless enterprises, said Yuval Eldar, Founder, Secure Islands. Credit Suisse was one of those customers, which chose to invest in Secure Islands once it became clear IQProtector makes data loss, leakage or theft irrelevant. While there will never be a single silver bullet for security, Secure Islands customers have quickly become are unappealing targets for cyber criminals.

Availability IQProtector 5.0 is now generally available. Secure Islands will demonstrate the capabilities of IQProtector 5.0 at RSA Conference in San Francisco, April 20-23, 2015, Stand #127.

About Secure Islands Secure Islands provides advanced Information Protection and Control (IPC) solutions for the borderless enterprise. Offering policy-driven classification and protection for unstructured data, Secure Islands lays the foundation enterprises to shift from network or perimeter-based defenses to persistent data protection. Secure Islands redefines data security and assists companies in regaining control by identifying, classifying and protecting sensitive information throughout its lifecycle. Founded in 2006, Secure islands is a privately held company is experiencing tremendous growth, fueled by the accelerated adoption of its solution by leading global corporations including a number of Global 2000 companies in the financial, manufacturing, government and telecommunication sectors. For more information, please visit. http://www.secureislands.com

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Microsoft’s Bill Sample denies Microsoft uses the Cayman Islands for tax – Video

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Microsoft's Bill Sample denies Microsoft uses the Cayman Islands for tax
Microsoft's Bill Sample denies Microsoft uses the Cayman Islands for tax at a Senate tax avoidance inquiry.

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