TDP MP dresses like Hitler in House to send PM a message

first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 9 (PTI) Clothes make the man, it is said, and sometimes maybe the politician too, as in the case of TDP MP Naramalli Sivaprasad who today dressed up as Hitler to send Prime Minister Narendra Modi the message that he should not “follow” the the Nazi dictator’s footsteps. Sometimes a woman, other times a farmer or a cattle herder, depending on the political point he wants to convey, Sivaprasad said he decided to don the Fuehrer’s avatar today to remind Modi of his promise to give Special Status Category (SCS) to Andhra Pradesh, post bifurcation of the state.Wearing a khaki coat and sporting a toothbrush moustache, Sivaprasad said, “I wanted to send a message to Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to follow Adolf Hitler.”During elections, he promised SCS to the people of the state but has then back-tracked. He does not get the pulse of what people want and I want to urge him to not be like him.”Sivaprasad, who attended the House in his Hitler costume, also raised his hand in “heil Hitler” salute for camerapersons outside. The TDP was a constituent of the NDA until March this year, but quit the government and the NDA over the demand for special category status to Andhra Pradesh. “Ours is a democracy and it is necessary to understand the aspirations of the people,” said the two-time MP who represents Chittor in Andhra Pradesh. An actor, whose has worked in several Telugu films, Sivaprasad has in the past donned various avatars to attract attention.advertisement During the last Budget session, Sivaprasad had dressed up as a woman, a farmer, a cattle herder, a Muslim cleric and a ‘swachch’ Bharat worker. “I am an artist and cannot sit quiet. I have to express myself. To represent the plight of women who were hit by demonetisation, I also dressed like one,” he said. PTI PR PR MINMINlast_img read more

Twitter to live stream Everest Premier League playoffs

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The 2018 edition of the Everest Premier League will feature talent from around the cricketing world including Indian Premier League (IPL) leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane, Paras Khadka, Ireland’s Kevin OBrien, Ryan Ten Doeschate, Kyle Coetzer, Paul Stirling, and many more.The live stream of Everest Premier League Playoffs and final on December 18,19, 20 and 22 will be available to logged-in and logged-out cricket fans outside Nepal on Twitter and connected devices via official digital broadcaster Nepalflix on Twitter.Fans in Nepal and around the world can also catch real time video highlights of all the matches via Neplaflix throughout the season from December 8-22.Commenting on the partnership with Twitter, Aamir Akhtar, founder and managing director, Everest Premier League, said: “The Everest Premier League is about bringing the best of Nepal together, with high quality action on the ground and unbeatable passion from the fans in the stands.””We’re thrilled to see our official digital broadcaster Nepalflix take the league to a global audience through this partnership with Twitter. We can’t wait for the world to get a taste of Nepal cricket and talk about it on Twitter,” he added.Elaborating on their association further, Aneesh Madani, head of sports partnerships, Asia Pacific, Twitter said: “Twitter is where the global public conversation around cricket happens. Nepal’s love for cricket is exceptional and we’re excited about this partnership with the Everest Premier League and official digital broadcaster NepalFlix.””There will be live action of the Playoffs and Final and real-time video clips to add to their conversation on Twitter. Together, we’re excited to offer cricket fans a unique experience of Nepal’s marquee sporting league,” Madani added.–IANStri/sedadvertisementlast_img read more

Hundreds of Adults Receive Their High School Diploma

first_imgHelen Babineau is one of 530 adults receiving a Grade 12 diploma this month through the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning. Ms. Babineau left high school at 16 and said returning to the classroom was something she was always determined to do. This month, the 45-year-old mother of three from Chéticamp will receive her diploma, just a few months ahead of her daughter’s college graduation. Like many adult students, Ms. Babineau had her share of challenges to overcome. In addition to working, going to classes and raising three children, midway through her studies, Ms. Babineau’s family lost their home and all of their belongings in a house fire. “I could have let this defeat me, but I had come so far. I lived most of my life feeling defeated, thinking that I couldn’t achieve this. I couldn’t just give up.” To those considering a return to the classroom, Ms. Babineau says, “It’s never too late to learn, and it’s not as hard as you think it’s going to be.” Labour and Advanced Education Minister Kelly Regan says Ms. Babineau and her fellow graduates should be very proud of what they’ve accomplished. “Helen has proven to herself and to those around her just how much you can achieve with a little determination and the support of loved ones,” said Ms. Regan. “She’s conquered her fears and discovered the confidence that comes from learning. “My congratulations to Helen and to all of this year’s adult graduates.” The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning, in partnership with the Nova Scotia Community College, regional school boards, Université Sainte-Anne, and community-based learning organizations, offers more than 150 tuition-free programs across the province. These programs help Nova Scotians improve their literacy, and prepare for good jobs, more school or training. More than 7,000 Nova Scotians have received high school diplomas through the program since it began in 2001. For more information call 1-877-go-NSSAL (1-877-466-7725) or visit www.goNSSAL.ca .last_img read more

Bizarro world Midterms offer little clarity on fate of USMCA tariff dispute

first_imgWASHINGTON — If the midterm elections were supposed to wipe clear the uncertainty of tariffs, trade and other smudges on the window into Canada-U.S. affairs, well, have a look at the bizarro world of politics in the United States of America.A Democratic majority in the House of Representatives was “very close to complete victory” for President Donald Trump. The election is both over and not over, thanks to vote-counting disputes in Florida, Georgia and Arizona. There’s a new trade deal, but the White House and Canada are still staring each other down over steel and aluminum. So good luck getting odds on when, or if, the new Congress will ratify the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. “We don’t know yet,” Ohio trade lawyer Dan Ujczo said of how new House members are likely to vote when Capitol Hill takes up USMCA, something that he fears could now be a year or more away.Many definite Yes voters went down to defeat in the midterms, he said, including Texas congressional members John Culberson and Pete Sessions, Minnesota’s Erik Paulsen and Iowa’s David Young, among others — introducing yet another element of uncertainty into a political dynamic that seems these days to know little else.Uncertain doesn’t mean No, said Ujczo, a partner with U.S. trade and customs firm Dickinson Wright.  “They’re freshmen — are they going to get pulled in the direction of their caucus, or do they reflect the views of their voters?” he said. “There’s going to be a lot of pressure on them to vote Yes, but it takes time — and it may be time that we don’t have.”While the hard-won agreement that emerged at the 11th hour six weeks ago after a 13-month marathon of difficult talks awaits a vote, the terms of the nearly 25-year-old deal it was meant to replace will remain in effect, federal officials in Ottawa say.Powerful Republicans who oppose tariffs, such as Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, are still around and wielding their influence, they note. So are prominent Democrats who prefer the new deal to the old one, like Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown.But those steel and aluminum tariffs are still around, too.“There have been some high-level discussions, but no direct negotiations,” Canada’s ambassador to the U.S. David MacNaughton said Friday of the plan to resume tariff talks with American trade czar Robert Lighthizer.“I saw Ambassador Lighthizer last week, and I said to him, ‘When you guys are ready, let’s sit down and talk.’ “MacNaughton acknowledged that the midterms might have raised more questions than they answered. But there’s little concern within Canadian circles that Congress will do anything but approve the deal, when it gets around to it.“There is a lack of clarity right now,” he said. “But as people begin to better understand the deal, I think you’ll be surprised at the degree of support there is.”Another paradox: one might think a weakened Republican caucus would undermine the Trump doctrine of using tariffs to extract more favourable trade terms. In fact, if those members who survived the midterms feel the need to be more closely aligned with the president, the opposite could be true.“The challenge is that the Trump administration, along with the American electorate, is creating a realignment in ideology of both parties,” said Capri Cafaro, a former Ohio state legislator turned Washington political academic.   “You have traditional free traders within the Republican party that think that tariffs are ridiculous … then you have the Trump Republicans that really have embraced this more protectionist economic policy. Those two factions of the Republican party are not going to agree.”That may be part of the reason why, in a combative White House news conference Tuesday, the president seemed genuinely cheered by the results, even taking the time to read off a list of Republican casualties who’d spurned his help on the campaign trail.“Those are some of the people that, you know, decided for their own reason not to embrace … me or what we stand for. But what we stand for meant a lot to most people,” he said. “I’m not sure that I should be happy or sad, but I feel just fine about it.”While it’s true that the Democrats won in a number of congressional districts where tariffs were an issue, such as in Ohio farm country, the margin of victory wasn’t enough to suggest to Ujczo that the outcome should be seen as a repudiation of Trump’s trade doctrine.“What we did not see on Tuesday was where these farmers, farm country that’s losing half of its livelihood because of these tariff fights, move to the Democrat party. They didn’t,” he said.“I think it may be a stretch to say that is support for continuing this trade policy into perpetuity, but they are giving the president a long leash.”— Follow James McCarten on Twitter @CdnPressStyleJames McCarten, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Taylor Swift Donates 50000 To Childrens Hospital Of Philadelphia

first_imgThe Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) announced a $50,000 gift from seven-time GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift, which will be used to create specialized programming for teens with cancer treated at CHOP’s Cancer Center.The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) announced a $50,000 gift from seven-time GRAMMY winner Taylor SwiftThe first initiative will be to establish a high-tech music therapy cart for teens to create and produce their own music while they go through cancer treatment.“We are thrilled that Taylor Swift has chosen to support The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Cancer Center,” said Steven M. Altschuler, MD, chief executive officer of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. “Her gift will help lift the spirits of many CHOP patients during a difficult time.”“Taylor Swift’s music is an inspiration to so many of our teen patients,” said Lamia Barakat, Ph.D., psychologist and director of the Psychosocial Services Program at CHOP’s Cancer Center. “We can think of no better way to use her gift than to grow our Adolescent and Young Adult initiative designed to support the emotional well-being of our teens with cancer.”In 2010, the Cancer Center at CHOP embarked on an Adolescent and Young Adult initiative, recognizing that outcomes for teen cancer patients are improved when they are treated by a comprehensive, multidisciplinary program of psychosocial services geared specifically towards teens rather than younger children. One important component to meet teens’ unique developmental needs involves providing emotional support and building resiliencies.“Teenagers who are being treated for cancer have emotional and social needs that are different than their younger counterparts. They’re facing a frightening diagnosis and treatment during what is already a time of great physical, social and emotional change,” said Stephanie Rogerwick, child life manager at CHOP’s Cancer Center.To address the needs of this special population, the Hospital’s Cancer Center has created several programs to support teens, and this high-tech music therapy cart will be an innovative resource to further support their emotional well-being. It will be available in patients’ rooms and in the Center’s teen room.“Essentially a recording studio on wheels, this new tool will enable our Music Therapy Team to eliminate traditional barriers, and allow for limitless musical expression by our teen patients,” said Rogerwick.The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation’s first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals and pioneering major research initiatives, Children’s Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its pediatric research program receives the highest amount of National Institutes of Health funding among all U.S. children’s hospitals. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 535-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents. For more information, click here.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

Saskatoon landlord tells First Nations woman to kill herself when applying for

first_imgAPTN National NewsWhen Patricia Sewap began looking for a place to live in Saskatoon she used the online advertising website Kijiji to help her find what was for rent.She found one advertisement and called the landlord who asked a startling question.“He asked me if I was Native. I said yes. It went quiet for a while then all of a sudden he hung up the phone on me,” said Sewap.She texted him saying he was a racist.The landlord wrote back.“Rent from a Native then don’t pay your rent or always be late,” he said. “Also, wreck his apartment and see how he likes it.”He also told Sewap to “get a job and stop being a welfare bum.”According to the text messages, he didn’t stop there.“If I live the way you do I would probably think about running a straight razor across my neck,” the man said.Sewap said she felt belittled and broke down.She’s been receiving social assistance after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder and arthritis.She said covering the rent wouldn’t have been a problem.David Arnot, of the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission, said they don’t get many complaints over race issues from tenants.“Over the course of the last three years we’ve had six or roughly two a year, so it really isn’t that many,” said Arnot.APTN’s Larissa Burnouf has more.last_img read more

Purity of Indian democracy too sacred EC monitoring use of social media

first_imgNew Delhi: IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Wednesday sounded a warning to social media companies not to allow their platforms to be abused to influence elections, and said the Election Commission is maintaining vigil on the issue. Stating that the purity of Indian democracy is “too sacred”, the minister said while the use of social media for campaigning was okay, platforms should ensure that the data is not abused under any cimcumstances. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ Asked if the IT ministry was monitoring the situation, he said the Election Commission (EC) is already monitoring it and also has the power to take action. Prasad said, “the Election Commission is already monitoring it (situation). Let them monitor it…They held a meeting…it is only appropriate and desirable that the EC must monitor, co-ordinate and lay the ground rule for working of social media during elections. “On my side, I can only make this observation that the purity of Indian democracy is too sacred, and social media please ensure that the data is not abused to influence election. If someone wants to use social media for campaigning I have no problem.” Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K The comments come a day after the social media intermediaries and the internet and mobile association Tuesday told the Election Commission that they would shortly come up with a draft ‘code of ethics’ for the industry as part of a mechanism to prevent abuse of social media platforms during the Lok Sabha elections beginning April 11. Representatives of the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and TikTok had been called by the poll panel to discuss the issue of evolving mechanism to prevent abuse on social media platforms. The EC also wanted to ensure that elections are insulated from outside influence. A statement issued by the EC had said the meeting also discussed evolving a ‘notification’ mechanism by social media platforms for acting upon the violations of Section 126 of Representation of the People Act, 1951, and preventing misuse of these platforms. Section 126 of the Act prohibits advertising and campaigning on TV and other electronic media during the silent period, which is 48 hours before the end of polling. With ensuing general elections, the Indian government had warned social media platforms of strong action if any attempt was made to influence the country’s electoral process through undesirable means. Over the past few months, social media players and tech firms such as Facebook, Twitter and Google have promised to infuse more transparency into political advertisements on their platforms, and have since announced a slew of measures as part of election integrity efforts.last_img read more

EverBank Field Rating the sight of the Gator Bowl

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — It wasn’t the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., and it wasn’t the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La., but the EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., site of the 2012 Gator Bowl, was the best bowl game location Ohio State football could do this season. The stadium, home of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, holds more than 77,000 fans and was home of Super Bowl XXXIX between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles. The mostly-full stadium held 61,312 fans for Monday’s Gator Bowl, and The Lantern was there to cover the game, and rate the quality of the venue. Here is our rating of EverBank Field, should Buckeyes, Browns or Bengals fans find themselves there in the future. All categories were rated on a five-point scale, with a five being the highest. Sight lines/seating: One of the most important factors when shelling out big bucks for an NFL game or a college football bowl game is your proximity to the field and the sight lines. Luckily for those in attendance for Monday’s Gator Bowl, the Buckeyes’ and Gators’ sideline areas were narrow. The front row of seats was quite close to the playing surface. The stadium was not particularly tall, and the higher the row you sat in, the farther you were from the action, kind of like the Rose Bowl. Upper deck seats might not have been the best vantage point, but the expansive lower bowl would be well worth the price of admission. Lantern rating: 2 Access to stadium/location: Though the stadium wasn’t at full capacity, traffic to the game was manageable — a 15-minute cab ride from downtown Jacksonville. Public transit is an option, as is an elevated, light-rail train that runs right past the stadium. Very convenient. The stadium location is also quite nice. The Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, home of the Double-A affiliate of Major League Baseball’s Miami Marlins, is a beautiful, red-brick ball field adjacent to EverBank Field. Lastly, and perhaps best of all, the stadium is located on the banks of the St. Johns River, which makes for a picturesque scene. Lantern rating: 4 Aesthetics of the stadium: EverBank Field is comprised mostly of large concrete ramps that run up to the upper levels of the stadium. It isn’t very colorful or particularly eye-grabbing. The open-air facility was very open indeed, and probably not conducive to allowing crowd noise to reverberate and bother the team you’re rooting against. Lantern rating: 1 Gameday atmosphere: There was a large tailgate party situated on a lawn outside of the stadium. Hundreds of fans attended, ate, drank and watched college football on a jumbo-sized television screen. The cost of admission to the tailgate was $10, but your “ticket” to enter was the official Gator Bowl patch — worn by both teams during the game — attached to a lanyard. The patch was a fine souvenir and the tailgate grounds gave fans the opportunity to meet and get pumped for the game. Lantern rating: 4.5 To visit or not to visit: All categories considered, EverBank Field garnered a 2.875. A trip to EverBank Field, which was built in 1995, could be justified for a college football bowl game. A trip to see the Jaguars, which finished the 2011 season with a 5-11 record, though? Probably not. read more

Video How nuclear weapons are made

first_imgSource: AFP news agency/YouTubeTODAY IS THE 69th anniversary of the nuclear attack on the city of Hiroshima that killed upwards of 150,000 people.That bombing and another on the city of Nagasaki three days later remain the only two times nuclear weapons have been used in warfare.Since then, the attainment of a nuclear arsenal by nations has been one of the primary containment challenges of international diplomacy.Eight countries are known to have some degree of nuclear weapon capability with a ninth, Israel, widely believed to possess the weapons despite not officially declaring it.International pressure and treaties aimed at preventing the spread of nuclear weapons have stopped proliferation to a degree, but the technology required to build and maintain the weapons is also a deterrent.The above video explains the complex processes involved in the making of a nuclear bomb.Column: ‘With a few surviving classmates, I stepped carefully over the dead and dying’ >Read: Where to hide if a nuclear bomb is dropped on your city… >last_img read more

Camas man arraigned in fatal Portland crash

first_imgWilliam Rugg UPDATE: Mr. Rugg pleaded no contest May 11, 2017, to criminally negligent homicide in Multnomah County Circuit Court. He was sentenced to five years of probation, and his license was suspended for life.___________________________________________________________________________________A Camas man accused of striking and killing a Vancouver man with his pickup while he crossed a Portland road Friday night said he didn’t see the pedestrian or the flashing crosswalk lights. He also admitted to smoking marijuana daily, court records state.The driver, 37-year-old William Rugg, was arraigned Monday afternoon in Multnomah County Circuit Court on a charge of criminally negligent homicide. Rugg posted bail Saturday and was released from the Multnomah County Jail, booking records show.He will have a preliminary court hearing Dec. 9.The crash occurred at about 5:40 p.m. when Tony Joy, 75, was crossing Southeast Stark Street at a marked and signaled crosswalk near Southeast 160th Avenue. Joy was crossing the eastbound lanes from an island in the middle of the roadway when he was struck by a Ford F-150 pickup driven by Rugg. The impact threw Joy about 40 feet, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court.Joy was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital but did not survive his injuries, according to a Portland Police Bureau bulletin.Investigators said there are several signs indicating where motorists are to stop when a pedestrian is crossing the road. And, there are amber beacons that flash for about 30 seconds when activated, as well as nearby streetlights and light from surrounding businesses, the affidavit states. Joy was wearing a light-colored jacket, court records said.last_img read more

Russia Could Get Junk Status in 2015 Says Former Minister China Willing

first_imgThe Russian government’s slow stance on the growing economic instability could earn it “junk” status in 2015, said former finance minister Alexei Kudrin on Monday.At a news conference, Kudrin said that the western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis was deterring the economy from growing and the government’s slow decisions were not making it any better for the country.”Today, I can say that we have entered or are entering a real, full-fledged economic crisis. Next year we will feel it clearly. The government has not been quick enough to address the situation … I am yet to hear … its clear assessment of the current situation,” Kudrin was quoted by Reuters as saying.”Russia will get a downgrade. It will enter the ‘junk’ territory,” said Kudrin.Kudrin also said that if oil prices remained at current levels, the Russian economy could shrink by 4 percent.”This is a serious challenge to the economy,” said Kudrin.Kudrin’s warning comes just after the government bailed out the National Bank Trust for $531 million (30 billion rubles) to prevent it from going bankrupt. This marks the Russian central bank’s first bailout since the currency slump and the biggest ever financial rescue, reflecting the seriousness of the matter.Experts say more banks could soon follow suit because of the lack of liquidity in the market.”It’s 100 percent sure that more banks will be rescued because there is an acute shortage of liquidity. The interbank market has practically come to a halt because of a lack of trust and the central bank is afraid of giving more rubles to banks so they don’t buy more dollars with them,” Maxim Osadchy, head of analysis at BKF Bank in Moscow was quoted by Bloomberg.Considering Russia’s financial struggle, China said it was willing to offer help to the country. “We are convinced that Russia has the ability and the wisdom to overcome the current kind of challenging situation. We consistently support and help each other. If the Russian side requires it, then we will offer required assistance within the scope of our abilities,” Wang Yi, Chinese foreign minister was quoted by The Wall Street Journal as saying.Though China and Russia haven’t had very strong ties in the history, Moscow is reportedly seeking to bridge gaps with Beijing as both countries want to reduce dependence on US dollars in international transactions.China and Russia have signed a three-year currency-swap deal worth $24.1 billion.Russian analysts say any kind of help is welcome but the western sanctions are the real problem.”…it can’t substitute the losses of the Russian banking system and economy from western sanctions,” Vladimir Miklashevsky, a strategist at Danske Bank A/S, said in an e-mail to Bloomberg.last_img read more

Lebanon again fails to elect new president

first_imgThe Lebanese parliament failed Wednesday for the 17th consecutive time to convene and elect a new president because of lack of the constitutionally required quorum.Speaker Nabih Berri issued a statement calling for a new session Jan 28 following the failure of the parliament to convene, Xinhua reported. According to the constitution, two-thirds of the 128-member parliament should be present for the election session to proceed, but only 50 MPs were present at the house Wednesday. Also Read – Pro-Govt supporters rally as Hong Kong’s divisions deepenBecause of the sharp political division among the Syrian-backed March 8 camp and the Western-backed March 14 camp, the parliament has failed since April 2014 in convening for the presidential election.The March 14 camp is backing head of the Lebanese Forces Samir Geagea for the post, while the March 8 camp is backing head of the Free Patriotic Movement MP Michel Aoun for president. The centrist Democratic Gathering, led by MP Walid Jumblatt, is backing MP Henri Helo for the post. Also Read – Pak Army ‘fully prepared’ to face any challenge: Army spokesmanLebanon has been without a president since the end of former president Michel Suleiman’s term May 25, but has witnessed a similar situation back in 1988 and 2007.Following the end of former president Amine Gemayel’s term in 1988, the parliament failed to elect a president and the post was only filled following the approval of the Taef agreement in 1989 when President Michel Moawad was elected. In July 2007, when former President Emile Lahoud’s term ended, the post was left vacant until May 2008 when the Doha agreement was approved and President Michel Suleiman was elected.According to the country’s power sharing pact, the president should be a Christian Maronite, the speaker a Shia and the premier a Sunni.last_img read more

Rosewood Hotels Resorts debuted a sensual escape

first_imgRosewood Hotels & Resorts debuted a sensual escape in Sense, A Rosewood Spa® at Jumby Bay. Set on a private island off the coast of Antigua, this exclusive haven offers guests an oasis of serenity that harmonizes the Caribbean surroundings and colonial heritage of the West Indies.Sense at Jumby Bay is the sixth Sense spa to join Rosewood’s collection. The first Sense spa debuted at Rosewood Mayakobá in January 2008, followed by Rosewood Little Dix Bay, CordeValle, A Rosewood Resort, The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel and Rosewood Sand Hill. Though each spa embraces a specific set of Rosewood protocols and rituals, the Rosewood philosophy, A Sense of Place, guides every element of the spa experience. Designed to enhance guests’ experiences by reflecting the local culture and environment, each and every Sense spa is bestowed with one-of-a-kind ambiance, style and attention to detail. Each is an exceptionally unique refuge – instantly welcoming and individual in character, with treatments and services that honor local traditions in healing and incorporate indigenous natural elements.Located just steps from the white sand beach, the open-air Sense spa is architecturally engaging, reminiscent of colonial design, while highlighting classic Mediterranean and Caribbean accents. Designed by Robert Moreland of MCM Design, the spa’s unique design is influenced by the islands sugar mill ruin and boasts stone entryways, a terra cotta clay tile roof and tropical gardens that carefully weave throughout the space. Sense spa’s reception and relaxation areas evoke a prevailing air of peace and the open walkways allow refreshing breezes to continually flow, emphasizing the notion that interior and exterior are one.Sense at Jumby Bay features five sumptuously designed personal spa suites, including a special duet suite, with luxurious linens, individual showers and personal relaxation terraces that offer picturesque views of the Caribbean Sea. Vaulted ceilings and travertine tile floors encompass the treatment areas, while polished marble counters, teak cabinetry and Bose surround sound systems exuding sounds of the rippling waves of the Caribbean Sea create a warm and sensual space.One of the most prized treatments features handmade hammocks – guests float in mid-air, feeling a sense of weightlessness while massage therapists provide special attention to pressure points in the head, back, hands and feet areas, helping to release years of accumulated tension from the body.www.jumbybayresort.comlast_img read more

The luxury Amazon cruise ship mv Aqua has retur

first_imgThe luxury Amazon cruise ship, m/v Aqua, has returned to its regular schedule, says Francesco Galli Zugaro, CEO of Aqua Expeditions, in the wake of two unprecedented robbery incidents that shocked Peru. “I am enormously relieved that nobody was hurt in these episodes, that arrests have been made and some stolen possessions returned,” said Galli Zugaro, “and I am confident that the steps taken by the national and regional government will return the region to the haven of tranquility for which it is renowned.”Aqua ExpeditionsMiguel Hidalgo Medina, Director General of Peru’s National Police, has announced the coordination of a joint strategy with the Peruvian Navy to protect the rivers of Loreto Province, where the robbery-assaults occurred. Medina indicated that the scope of operation would concentrate on Nauta, in the Maranon River; Yucuruchi, Bagazan and Genero Herrera in the Ucayali River, and Sinchicuy.“The plans are being coordinated by the government of Loreto Province and the National Police,” added Peru’s Interior Minister, Octavio Salazar, “so that together we can institute a plan of action for national defense.” The zone to be policed includes more than ten thousand kilometers of navigable rivers. “It is a vast area,” Salazar observed,” but we are committed to securing the tourism infrastructure of the region.” Medina also announced that 140 recent graduates of Iquitos’ Police Academy will be trained for river protection. “We would like to assure visitors coming to the Peruvian Amazon that the police, navy, and local authorities will be watching over their safety,” he stressed.The first post-incident Aqua cruise departed on August 8 with a passenger complement that included famed New York food and travel writer, Gael Greene. “I was concerned about bandits, tarantulas and snakes but saw none,” said Greene, “what I did see was a team of totally devoted professional guides, chefs and crew; when reluctant to walk muddy trails the guides encouraged me and I then saw wonderful and amazing things.” All Aqua departures are guaranteed to operate and the ship is sailing again tonight for its regular 4-night program.www.aquaexpeditions.comlast_img read more

Government stresses need to solve problem of NPLs

first_imgGovernment Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou stressed the need for a solution to the problem of Non-Performing Loans in Cyprus on Sunday.He was replying to questions about criticism by opposition parties for the way the government handled the sale of state-owned Cyprus Cooperative Bank (CCB) to Hellenic Bank.The state was forced to buy the CCB in 2012 by injecting 1.8 billion euros and further intervened when in 2013 the CCB had 300 million euros negative working capital. “The CCB’s losses were large,” Prodromou said.However, he added, the two banks have now joined in a formation that is strengthened by a 10 bn euro injection in deposits which are secured, contrary to rumours surrounding the CCB in the last weeks that deposits are unsafe.The state has already taken on around 6-billion-euro worth of non-performing loans, after it deposited 2.5 billion euros in CCB last month as the bank was facing a possible run on deposits following rumours about its viability.Prodromou said the state will pass on all non-performing loans it owns to a new body to be set up to deal with the non-performing loans owned by all banks.He also said that the state will make an additional deposit of 1 billion euros to the CCB in exchange for performing loans worth 500 million euros and all of the Bank`s immovable property, worth 600 million euros.After that, and together with a review of the legislation “we will be able to provide a solution to Non-Performing Loans, similar to the proposal of all political parties,” he added.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img

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Tajinderpal Singh Toor (shot put),co/uusArp1yDb pic. because if the organization can’t help with urgent issues like the migrant crisis,twitter. just across the Missouri River The company also had three other plants where the beef product was madeABC said in a statement that it stood by its reporting Avila said after the case was settled that the company was not retracting his stories or apologizing and his 2012 "pink slime" reports remained on the ABC News websiteBPI’s signature product commonly mixed into ground beef is made from beef chunks including trimmings and exposed to bursts of ammonium hydroxide to kill E coli and other contaminants A former microbiologist with the US Department of Agriculture is credited with having coined the term "pink slime""While this has not been an easy road to travel it was necessary to begin rectifying the harm we suffered as a result of what we believed to be biased and baseless reporting in 2012" BPI said in a statement"Through this process we have again established what we all know to be true about Lean Finely Textured Beef: it is beef and is safe wholesome and nutritious"ABC maintains its reports were correct and has said its reporting deserved protection under the US Constitution’s First Amendment which guarantees freedom of speech and the press"Throughout this case we have maintained that our reports accurately presented the facts and views of knowledgeable people about this product" ABC said in a statement saying that it agreed to the settlement because "continued litigation of this case is not in the company’s interests" Dane Butswinkas an attorney for ABC and Avila did not immediately respond to request for comment"We’re not retracting anything We’re not apologizing for anything" Avila told reporters outside of the Union County Courthouse where the trial was being held in a report posted on the website of the local NBC affiliateThe trial had been expected to last eight weeksBPI had claimed up to $19 billion in damages which could have been tripled to $57 billion under South Dakota’s Agricultural Food Products Disparagement ActDuring its reports ABC used the term "pink slime" more than 350 times across six different media platforms including TV and online Webb said during opening statements on June 5In the aftermath of ABC’s broadcasts BPI closed three of its four processing plants and said its revenue dropped 80 percent to $130 million The company had around 1300 employees before the reports Some 700 were let go shortly after Erik Connolly a BPI attorney told Reuters on Wednesday"If inaccurate information is being put out there by a news organization particularly one with a powerful reach it can cause tremendous damage" he said "There are real consequences to that for real people"Attorneys for ABC countered in opening arguments that the term was commonly used before ABC’s reports and said that BPI’s business was already sufferingBPI started in 1976 in the Sioux City Iowa area by the Eldon and Regina Roth family Before its flagship plant was built in South Sioux City in 1998 and expanded in 2007 the company had already started plants in Amarillo Texas Finney County Kansas and Waterloo IowaThe National Industrial Court of Nigeria in Kaduna on Thursday ordered Kaduna State government to stop the planned sack of 21000 primary school teachers who failed competency test Recall that Kaduna state governor El-Rufai had announced that the teachers who failed the competency test organized by the government would be sacked and replaced with new ones resulting to protest by the teachers The teachers had in October dragged the government before the industrial court asking the court to stop state government from sacking any teacher on the basis of the test conducted in June 2017 Samuel Atum the lawyer who represented the teachers had on October 30 filed a motion of “interlocutory injunction” asking the court to restrain the government from dismissing or disengaging any teacher on the basis of the test conducted in June 2017 Justice Lawal Mani on Thursday at the hearing granted the application pending the determination of the substantive suit and adjourned the case to February 6th 2018 Speaking with newsmen after the court session the plaintiff’s counsel lauded the court for granting their order against the plans of the state government “This is democracy and the premise of democracy is the rule of law so we expect nothing more than absolute submission by the state government to comply with the order of the court “I have confidence that the government will comply or obey this order” he said Meanwhile hundreds of Teachers present at the court were seen jubilating and congratulating themselves over the court injunction a unit of Walt Disney Co, Air traffic controllers had affirmed that the plane descended very fast after the emergency situation was announced by the co-pilot.

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