Mar 042015
 

Apple unveiled that its smart watch is gonna hit the European market in April 2015. Not much is know for the time being, but the Cupertino-based giant plans to come up with more details during a press conference scheduled for March 9.

Three watches are expected to be released although questions over their prices yet remain unanswered. Usually the U.S. has the opportunity to see Apple’s releases much earlier than the rest of the world, however it is rumored that such a lag will be negligible in this case.

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3 Apple watches to be released in April 2015 (pic: internet)

Furthermore, various tech websites report that during a visit to an Apple Store in the German capital of Berlin, Apple CEO Tim Cook would have confirmed that SmartWatch will not hit only in the US market. Nearly at the same time, will be available in Germany and most European countries as well. Despite of lack of confirmation, possible launch in Asian countries is not ruled out.

Apple is world’s richest corporation and has enough financial resources to launch their smart watch in every corner of the globe within days. They did it in the past with the iPhone, but this time is not known as to whether there will be a collaboration with mobile operators to speed up the launch process.

Specs: Apple Watch Collections
Worldwide fans will be delighted by 3 different types of Apple Watch, each of which comes with different materials and has its own set of optional bands in unique colors.

Apple Watch is the standard collection, and expected to be the biggest seller. It comes in 316L stainless steel and space black stainless steel cases, and its display is protected by scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. This line is compatible with the widest variety of bands.
Apple Watch Sport is gonna feature silver or space gray anodized aluminum that is 30% lighter than the stainless steel version. The screen is protected by strengthened Ion-X glass, and this watch only works with the Sport band.
Apple Watch Edition claims to be for high rollers, coming in 18-karat yellow gold or rose gold, and are believed to be twice as hard as standard gold. Its display shows the same sapphire crystal protection as the standard Apple Watch.

Mar 042015
 

Turkish Airlines plane bound for Kathmandu, skidded off the runway in Nepal’s capital Wednesday morning, causing minor injury to several passengers.

The incident was reportedly caused by dense fog and rain that has engulfed the area over the past two days.

Turkish Airlines A330 Kathmandu

Turkish Airlines A330 plane overruns runway in Nepal (credit photo: bigstory.ap.com)

The runway was slippery due to extended rain period and the fog was thick at time of landing. According to local authorities, the plane, an Airbus 330, ended up on the grass damaging its front part, the Associated Press reports.

Officials at Kathmandu’s Tribhuwan airport said the plane was arriving from Istanbul with 238 people on board.

After a seven-hour flight, the jetliner performed a go-around maneuver and circled for 30 minutes over Nepal before making the second landing attempt.

Several passengers suffered bumps and bruises but no severe wounds.

Mar 042015
 

State owned airline “Air Moldova”, the largest flight operator in the Republic of Moldova has suspended its flights to Bucharest.

Air Moldova operated the last flight to Romania’s capital on 28 February 2015 and as of March 1st, passengers can still reach their destination using other carriers.

Air Moldova A320

Air Moldova plane Airbus A320-200 (pic: wikimedia)

Therefore, people who may want to come to Bucharest in March, can board a plane of the Romanian airline TAROM. According to representatives of Air Moldova, Chisinau-Bucharest route was suspended for lack of passengers. The point is that the Moldovans prefer to fly to other European destinations, e.g., Italy, Spain, rather than Bucuresti.

Air Moldova was established by presidential decree on 12 January 1993. The company’s main hub is Chisinau International Airport.

Currently, Air Moldova operates regular flights to 22 destinations: Athens, Barcelona, ​​Bologna, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Kiev, Larnaca, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Nizhnevartovsk, Paris, Rome, St. Petersburg, Verona, Venice. There are also several seasonal flights to Antalya, Dublin, Sochi and Surgut. About 50 percent of the passenger traffic of the Moldavian market relies on Air Moldova.
Credit photo: By Pawel Kierzkowski (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

Mar 042015
 

Gas supply from Romania to Republic of Moldova via Iaşi – Ungheni pipeline is set to commence Wednesday, announced Moldova’s Prime Minister Chiril Gaburici.

“Iasi – Ungheni pipeline transport will become operational as of Wednesday (March 4); we are already engaged in further discussions for setting up the Ungheni – Chisinau pipeline, which will allow us to fuel the entire country with natural gas from Romania and create fair competition on Moldova’s energy market,” said Gaburici during a press briefing alonside US deputy Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, according to publication Unimedia.md cited by Romanian media.

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Gas transportation via Iasi-Ungheni pipeline starts March, 4 (public domain)

Gateway to the West:
The natural gas pipeline Iasi-Ungheni was officially inaugurated on August 27, 2014, a year after its construction kicked off, informs Radio Chişinău. The supply contract for Romanian gas was signed off on 22 December 2014 by the both authorities from Chisinau and Bucharest.

Moldova is currently purchasing natural gas from Russia at a price of 332 dollars/1000 cubic meters. By signing the contract with Romania, Moldova has obviously made a very good deal as Romanian gas costs 253 dollars/1000 cubic meters (=1010 RON/1000 c.m.), hence the gas transported from Romania is about $80/1,000 c.m. cheaper compared to that imported from Russia. Efforts are now made to extend the current pipeline to Chisinau with main intention of reducing Moldova’s dependence on the Russian gas.

Mar 042015
 
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Mar 032015
 

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Mar 032015
 
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Mar 032015
 

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