first_imgNew Delhi: Right-wing outfit Hindu Sena on Saturday blackened the signage for Babar Road in Bengali market here demanding that it be renamed after a “great Indian personality”. “We demand that the government rename the road, which is after a foreign invader, to some great Indian personality. “Hence, we have blackened the road signage erected by the NDMC,” said Hindu Sena president Vishnu Gupta. Officials of the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), which is responsible for the upkeep of the road, were not immediately available for comment on the issue.last_img

first_imgFive stories in the news for Monday, June 4———GROUP CALLS FOR HEP C TESTING OF ALL BABY BOOMERSNew guidelines recommend that all Canadians born between 1945 and 1975 — baby-boomers — be tested for the potentially liver-destroying virus hepatitis C. The Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver published its new guidelines in today’s edition of the Canadian Medical Association Journal. It says more than 250,000 Canadians are believed to be infected with hep C, but 40 to 70 per cent don’t know it because they aren’t showing any symptoms yet.———CANADA URGED TO TARGET ZERO PLASTICS BY 2025Dozens of environmental groups are urging Canada to set a much higher bar for recycling plastics at home. They want Ottawa to set national targets for how much Canadians should recycle. The aim is to boost the recycling rate to 85 per cent by 2025 — it’s now about 11 per cent. An estimated 10-million tonnes of plastic pollution ends up in the oceans each year. Prime Minister Trudeau has said he hopes this week’s G7 leaders’ summit in Quebec will include the signing of an anti-plastics charter.———CANADA QUIZZED U.S. ON TRAVEL BAN: DOCUMENTSNot only were Canadian officials scrambling to limit problems for travellers, they were simply trying to grasp what was going on when the Trump administration issued an order last year banning people from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. Internal notes from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security reveal the Canadian government fired off a list of 16 questions in the hope of figuring out the order’s impact on everything from refugee claims to biometric tracking.———LAST WEEK OF CAMPAIGNING IN ONTARIOWith just days to go before Ontario votes, two of the three main party leaders are hitting the campaign trail hard. Kathleen Wynne, who has conceded that her Liberals have little chance of forming the next government, plans a Toronto media blitz this morning. NDP Leader Andrea Horwath will be on the stump across southwestern Ontario, while PC Leader Doug Ford will be making a single announcement in Toronto. Ontarians go to the polls on Thursday,———PROPOSED EDMONTON RAVE BAN COMPARED WITH “FOOTLOOSE”Critics of a city report in Edmonton that recommends banning raves are comparing the idea to the plot of a popular 1980s movie. The report argues electronic music parties are linked with “widespread consumption of drugs” and “drug-facilitated sexual assaults” that tie up emergency services. Some people have responded on social media, suggesting the move would be similar to the storyline of “Footloose,” where a teenager battles a small town ban on dancing and rock music.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final, Vegas Golden Knights vs. Washington Capitals.— Protesters opposed to the Kinder Morgan pipeline rally at MP’s offices across Canada.— Independent Nova Scotia human rights board of inquiry continues in Halifax in disability rights case.— Four of Bertrand Charest’s sex-assault victims hold a news conference in Montreal.— Parliamentary Secretary Veterans Affairs makes an announcement regarding improved mental health services for military families.— Sentencing decision in Winnipeg for teenage girl who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the beating death.— Singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell to receive honorary degree from the University of Saskatchewan.— Pre-trial hearing in Victoria for former Olympic rower Harold Backer, facing fraud charges linked to an investment deal.———last_img read more

first_imgA number of celebrities have joined WildAid’s new campaign to stop the illegal ivory trade and end elephant poaching.Maggie Q – Join The HerdThe #JoinTheHerd campaign is a new social movement to make 2016 the year when more African elephants are born than killed.From WildAid’s website: “Actors, musicians, authors and athletes “joining the herd” Thursday on social media represent five continents and include Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o, Yao Ming (former NBA star), Yoko Ono, Ian Somerhalder (Vampire Diaries) & Nikki Reed (The Twilight Saga), Alikiba (Tanzanian music artist), Lang Lang (virtuoso pianist), Maggie Q (Nikita and Scandal), Sir Trevor McDonald (British news presenter), Bo Derek (actress and longtime WildAid ambassador), Kristin Bauer (actress, HBO’s True Blood), Laurie David (American environmental activist), Tony Jaa (Furious 7), Amy Tan (author, The Joy Luck Club), and Li Bingbing (China’s most famous actress).“Launched internationally in both English and Mandarin, the campaign encourages anyone who cares about elephants to #JoinTheHerd by changing their social media profile photo at YearoftheElephant.org or even learn to say the greeting in Chinese.”For more information about the campaign, click here.last_img read more

first_imgThe days of threatening exotic animals into performing on camera may soon be over – and it’s thanks to advancements in technology as well as actors like Andy Serkis, the star of War for the Planet of the Apes, King Kong, and the upcoming Jungle Book, among other films.Video: Andy Serkis: An ‘Apes’ Movie With Live Wild Animals Would Be Absurd and CruelAnd in a new video interview with PETA, he celebrates the computer-generated imagery and performance-mapping that make modern movies like the Apes series possible – and cruelty-free.“The thought of shooting an Apes movie now with real apes is absurd,” says the Golden Globe nominee. “We’ve matured as an industry and realised that that would be intolerable and cruel.”Serkis previously teamed up with PETA US to call for a chimpanzee named Louie to be freed from a roadside zoo in the US state of Michigan, where he has been held in solitary confinement for nearly all his life, and the actor insists that his years of work portraying primates on screen have made him appreciate them all the more. “What is amazing is how similar we are,” he says. “[T]hey feel emotion, they sense. Their intelligence is incredibly close to us.”As filmmakers have learned that animals endure deprivation and abuse in the entertainment industry, the use of digital effects to portray them has increased. The Revenant, Noah, and the Apes series all used digital imagery to create wild animals, and AMC’s The Walking Dead used computer-generated imagery and animatronics to create the stunningly realistic fan-favourite character Shiva the tiger. PETA US’ TV spot 98% Human – which uses cutting-edge technology to address the plight of great apes in entertainment – won top honours in visual effects at the prestigious Cannes Lions festival, and the vast majority of top advertising agencies around the world have signed PETA US’ Great Ape Humane Pledge, committing to not using live great apes in their projects.last_img read more

The United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) today mourned the death of Presidential Adviser Majzoub Al Khalifa, paying tribute to his dedication. “Majzoub Al Khalifa was one of the key interlocutors of UNMIS since the inception of the Mission,” spokesperson Radhia Achouri told the press in Khartoum.“He will be remembered as a tenacious negotiator and a high caliber statesman, and for his contribution to the peaceful resolution of the Darfur conflict through the Abuja peace process and subsequent negotiations in the context of the Addis Ababa conclusions of November last year,” she said.Just last weekend, the Senior Adviser to the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Darfur, Pekka Haavisto, met with Presidential Adviser Al Khalifa, she noted. In other developments concerning Darfur, the spokesperson reported that an UNMIS Human Rights team this week visited Kutum, Kabkabiya, and Al Kuma in the troubled western region of Sudan. “In Kutum, the team documented increased attacks on civilians by Arab militia and continued gender-based violence incidents at Fataborno IDP camp,” said Ms. Achouri, adding that UNMIS also documented an attack by Janjaweed on Mutu village on 8 June resulting in two deaths. Incidents of car-jacking, particularly in West Darfur and South Darfur, and temporary detention of international non-governmental organization (NGO) staff, as well as forced entry into their compounds, continue to be reported, according to UNMIS.In South Darfur, insecurity continues to cause the displacement of thousands of people, causing the population at camps housing them to swell. Ms. Achouri cited the example of Al Salam camp, which had a population of 13,300 in March and now houses 28,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs), “with reports of 5,000 IDPs still on their way.”Continuous efforts are being made to maintain the minimum humanitarian standards and to access conflict-affected people who were previously inaccessible, Ms. Achouri said. But she cautioned that “overall, insecurity, including attacks on humanitarian workers, continues to seriously affect humanitarian access, and has a significant impact on the quality of humanitarian interventions by reducing the number of visits, affecting continuity of programmes and presence of humanitarian personnel in outlying areas.” 27 June 2007The United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) today mourned the death of Presidential Adviser Majzoub Al Khalifa, paying tribute to his dedication. read more

Foreign holdings of US Treasury securities slipped 0.1 per cent in May to $6.13 trillion FILE – In this June 30, 2015, file photo, an investor watches the screen at a brokerage house in Fuyang in central China’s Anhui province. The U.S. Treasury Department reports on foreign holdings of U.S. debt for May on Thursday, July 16, 2015. (Chinatopix Via AP, File) CHINA OUT by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Jul 16, 2015 4:05 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 16, 2015 at 5:16 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – Foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury securities fell in May for a second straight month even though China, the largest foreign owner of Treasury debt, boosted its holdings.In its monthly report, the Treasury Department said Thursday that total holdings edged down 0.1 per cent in May to $6.13 trillion after a bigger 0.6 per cent decline in April.China boosted its holdings by 0.5 per cent to $1.27 trillion in May, but Japan, the second biggest foreign owner of Treasury debt, trimmed its holdings 0.1 per cent to $1.21 trillion.The demand for U.S. Treasury securities, considered one of the world’s safest investments, is expected to remain strong this year.Much of the debt is owned by foreign central banks. The holdings by foreign governments rose 0.7 per cent in May to $4.16 trillion, 68 per cent of the total foreign holdings. read more

first_img 11 Comments Source: The42.ie/YouTubeON SATURDAY, IRELAND ended a memorable year on a high.Joe Schmidt saw his side bounce back from defeat to the All Blacks last week with an impressive victory over Australia in Dublin.Ireland now head into the 2017 Six Nations with confidence and, thanks to several new faces making big impressions in November, a deep bench.Former Ireland head coach Eddie O’Sullivan joined Murray Kinsella in The42 newsroom today to dissect the Irish tries at the weekend, their defensive capabilities, the side’s discipline and much more.Let us know what you think in the comment section below.Analysis: David Pocock’s understanding of the laws leads to a unique turnoverCubs to impact subs: It’s The42′s big November Tests awards bash By Adrian Russell Nov 28th 2016, 8:40 PM Monday 28 Nov 2016, 8:40 PM 17,660 Views Share15 Tweet Email1 http://the42.ie/3107448 The42 Rugby Show: Where do Ireland stand ahead of the Six Nations after a successful November? The win over Australia rounded off a memorable month for Joe Schmidt’s side. Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_img If they are filming on a carrier that is so bad ass Twitter WhatsApp Roman Reigns is in Remission Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions goddessroleplay Now Playing Up Next Becky Lynch to appear on this Monday’s episode of “Straight Up Steve Austin” Preparing for #Troops15 at @USNavy Base San Diego. Thank you all for your service, this show is for YOU! @DeptofDefense pic.twitter.com/MPQXEZbJVL— Triple H (@TripleH) December 5, 2017 Google+ Comments are closed. Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Facebook Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 The Lads #tribute pic.twitter.com/xY4WBY7xmT— Sheamus (@WWESheamus) December 5, 2017 Streaming Is Taking Big Position in Media Landscape, Koplovitz Says Everyone is a little wet after some Navy training at #NavalBaseCoronado! #Tribute15 @TributeToTroops pic.twitter.com/XewRa7mC2K— WWE (@WWE) December 5, 2017 1 COMMENT Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter WWE NXT Results – 9/11/19 (Last episode before the USA Network move, Ripley vs. Baszler) Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:25 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Velvet Sky Now Playing Up Next December 5, 2017 at 3:22 pm Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It WWE is filming footage for Tribute to the Troops today at Naval Base San Diego. The company will also tape tonight’s Smackdown Live and 205 Live in San Diego as well.The show will air next Thursday night (December 14) on the USA Network.WWE talent have been posting pictures spending time with the military today.If you are attending the tapings today in San Diego, we are seeking live reports. You can send all live reports to AdamMartin@wrestleview.com or on Twitter via @wrestleview.Gearing Up #TributeToTheTroops pic.twitter.com/IVU1IySzMy— Samoa Joe (@SamoaJoe) December 5, 2017last_img read more

first_imgImage credit: ALMInternational law firm Hogan Lovells has reported a 12.3% mean gender pay gap among employees, excluding partners. It has also voluntarily chosen to report its ethnicity pay gap data, finding an 11.2% mean difference.Ahead of the second reporting deadline on 4 April 2019, Hogan Lovells is one of a number of firms that has chosen to report data on its ethnicity and partner gender pay gaps, neither of which are required as part of the regulations. For partners, the firm’s mean gender pay gap stands at -2.1%, in favour of women, which is not dissimilar from the -2.8% it reported in 2018.The firm’s overall mean gender pay gap, including all Hogan Lovells UK employing entities and total compensation for all partners, is 52.9%; this is a slight rise from 51.8% last year.In the report published last year, Hogan Lovells found an 8.7% mean ethnicity pay gap. The number has risen by 2.5% this year, while the overall mean ethnicity pay gap, including all employing entities and total partner compensation, has risen from 33.2% to 46.3%. The firm attributes this, in part, to small shifts in the proportions of its black, Asian and minority ethnic (Bame) employees.Of the 91% of employees who chose to provide their ethnicity data, 17% identify as Bame. In the firm’s upper pay quartile, 56% are women, while in the lowest quartile this rises to 73%. These numbers have remained roughly the same over the past year.The proportion of women and men receiving bonus payments is 51.4% and 49.1%, respectively, and the mean gender bonus gap is 52.7%, up from 47.9% last year.Hogan Lovells has stated that the bonus pay gap is likely due to there being a high proportion of women in senior, non-fee earning roles, and the significant proportion that work part-time or have taken a period of family leave. With an average of one in five female employees working part time, this affects pro-rated bonuses.The firm’s goal is to have 30% female partners by 2022; this number currently stands at 27%. Meanwhile, the number of Bame students recruited in 2017 and 2018 for training contracts was 47%.Hogan Lovells reported that it is using various methods to address diversity within the firm, one of which is a series of employee networks supporting women, male champions, parents and carers, LGBT+ staff and those from diverse cultural backgrounds.The firm also provides coaching, reverse mentoring and maternity mentoring for those returning from leave, as well as working with external organisations to aid with social mobility, diverse recruitment and returnships.Susan Bright, regional managing partner, UK and Africa at Hogan Lovells, said: “We are an equal pay employer, ensuring fair and competitive reward for equivalent work. We are proud to be a family-friendly employer and to promote agile and part-time working opportunities for all.“We are committed to workplace equality and to recruiting, retaining and advancing a diverse workforce where all our people can be themselves and feel empowered to succeed.”last_img read more

first_imgRepublican Mike Dunleavy, left, and Democrat Mark Begich participate in a debate on Thursday hosted by Alaska Public Media and KTUU Channel 2. (Video stills via Debate for the State)Candidates to be Alaska’s next governor Mike Dunleavy and Mark Begich laid out different approaches to the state budget and crime at a debate Thursday.Listen nowBegich, a Democrat, said the state must protect both Alaska Permanent Fund dividends and the fund’s earnings. He proposed putting much of the earnings into the main body of the fund, known as the corpus. That’s the part that’s protected under the state constitution.“You got to put the PFD into the constitution,” he said. “The earnings reserve, which is a critical part of this … the legislators have access to this. You got to take that off the table, put it into the corpus. If you put it into the corpus, then the politicians cannot touch it.”Dunleavy, a Republican, said he would pay out PFDs using the same formula used before 2016. It would have been nearly $3,000 this year. Dunleavy said he would focus on cutting the state budget first.“When we get to the point where we manage the government well, the people of Alaska through transparency in budgeting see that we’re managing the government well, then we can have a discussion as to what revenue sources we need looking forward,” he said. “But until that point, I don’t think that the people of Alaska are ready to look at a tax or a permanent fund take.”Much of the debate focused on crime. Both candidates said it’s the state government’s top priority in the next five years.But they traded accusations over which branch of government is responsible for the rise in crime. Begich pointed to the Legislature, where Dunleavy served as a state senator. And Dunleavy blamed independent Gov. Bill Walker’s administration.Begich spoke first:“You were in the Legislature, as unemployment went up, when crime went up because of the cuts you did. Education is now 46th (in the country) because you spent the time cutting those budgets, and that’s why we are where we are today.”Dunleavy responded:“Crime did not go up because of the Legislature. Crime went up because of mismanagement over the past three to four years in this, the current administration. Management is the key to making sure that we have the focus, that we’re going to put the focus on public safety as job number one.”Alaska Public Media and KTUU Channel 2 hosted the governor’s Debate for the State. They will hold a second debate Friday between Republican Don Young and Democratic nominee Alyse Galvin for Alaska’s U.S. House of Representatives seat.last_img read more

first_imgMap of KenyaThirty people were killed and 16 injured early Sunday morning in a head-on collision between a bus and a lorry on a road in central Kenya, police said.”We have 30 dead,” said Rift Valley traffic police chief Zero Arome of the 3am (00.00 GMT) accident close to Nakuru town. “All the bodies have been removed from the wreckage and injured people taken to hospital.”The accident occurred close to a notorious stretch on the Nakuru-Eldoret highway when a bus travelling from Busia, in western Kenya, collided with a truck coming from Nakuru. Police said the death toll for that stretch of road has now reached 100 this month alone.Arome said the drivers of both vehicles were among the dead, as well as a three-year-old child, while the injured had been taken to a Nakuru hospital.One survivor, speaking from his hospital bed, said he had been asleep at the back of the bus when the collision happened.”All I heard was a loud bang and screams from all over,” he said. “I was seated at the back and was helped out after some time because my legs were stuck. It is by the grace of God that I am alive. I saw many people dead and their bodies mutilated.”Official statistics show that around 3,000 people die annually in road accidents in Kenya.last_img read more

first_imgThe two-time All-ACC selection currently leads the Cardinals with a 72.3 stroke average for the 2018-19 season. Hartlage tallied top 10 showings in three of five tournaments and closed out the fall with a runner-up finish at the Alexa Stirling Intercollegiate. She opened the spring season with a win in the Moon Golf Invitational. Hartlage and the Cardinals will be back in action on Thursday, April 11 as they travel to the Liz Murphey Collegiate in Athens, Ga.    Print Friendly Version Story Links AUGUSTA, Ga. – University of Louisville junior Lauren Hartlage finished tied for 63rd after two rounds of play in the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship on Thursday afternoon. The Elizabethtown, Ky. native finished the day with two birdies and 10 pars to wrap up her final round in the inaugural championship.  She shot a 79 on the day and finished 11 over par in two rounds.  Eleven players competed in a playoff for the final 10 spots.  The cutoff was three over par.The top 30 players advanced to the third and final round played at Augusta National.  The entire field will then play Augusta National in an official practice round on Friday, April 5.  last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: Harindra Rao, General Manager, Eastern Railway in a recently held performance review meeting advised all the principal heads of the departments and divisional railway managers to review their performance, especially in safety, punctuality, freight loading and cleanliness with respect to other Railways. Rao said good performance of Eastern Railway was helping in originating passenger traffic, commissioning of new lines, periodic overhauling of out-turn coaches and electric loco, reduction in rail fractures and wagon detachment, specific fuel consumption and in telecommunication failure. In the meeting, Rao advised all principal heads of the departments and divisional railway managers to improve all the parameters so that performance of Eastern Railway remains remarkable at the end of current financial year. In Eastern Railway, ticket checking drives have been launched vigorously and an additional earning of Rs 37 lakh has been generated in the month of April itself.General Manager advised the divisional railway managers and principal heads of the departments to undertake a special drive from 15 May, targeting improvement of safety at manned/unmanned level crossings all over Eastern Railway. During the period, a massive public awareness campaign will also be undertaken to educate and counsel road users through various means like posters, pamphlets and educative awareness advertisements through print & electronic media. Eastern Railway’s main focus is safety and punctuality. GM also advised all concerned to take adequate steps to ensure punctuality of summer special trains, adequate arrangements for drinking water and smooth functioning of air-conditioning machines in trains during the summer season.last_img read more

first_img Advertisement Bart Scott was never shy about speaking his mind as a player, and the former Jet linebacker didn’t hold back with his criticism of New York Head Coach Todd Bowles following his teams abysmal performance in their 13-6 loss to the Dolphins.Scott went off on Bowles for his performance and odd criticism of his defense -which was actually pretty good – in a nuclear postgame rant that didn’t leave much unsaid. It’s up in the air how long Bowles will be patrolling the sidelines in the Big Apple, but clearly Scott “Can’t Wait!!!” until he gets the axe.Check out Scott’s rant:.@BartScott57 going OFF on Todd Bowles pic.twitter.com/0EcMm48gb8— SportsNet New York (@SNYtv) November 4, 2018last_img

first_imgThe board filed an official warning against Mezger, warning that “if in the future there is any similar incident, he will be dismissed”.However, he will be able to keep his job. The board added that his bonus, rumoured to be upwards of $100,000, will be slashed by just 25 percent this year.The Board of KB Homes said: “Jeffrey Mezger has always conducted himself in a professional manner during his tenure at KB Home. He has been a very effective CEO and a great leader for the Company.“Mr. Mezger has the full and complete confidence of the Board.“However, Mr. Mezger’s recent behavior in his personal dealings with a neighbor is unacceptable and a negative reflection on KB Home. As a result, the Board has decided to take the following actions:“Mr. Mezger’s bonus payment for the current year shall be reduced by 25 percent.“The Board has informed Mr. Mezger that if in the future there is any similar incident, he will be dismissed.”A spokesperson for Mezger said previously: “Mr Mezger regrets losing his temper over a supposed noise complaint involving his three young grandchildren in his swimming pool around 8pm.“He apologises for the language he used, as it does not reflect who he is or what he believes.”Related: Minecraft billionaire tweets about #HeterosexualPrideDayShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Security cameras at Griffin’s house, next door to Mezger’s in a gated LA community, captured a confrontation between Mezger, Griffin and Griffin’s boyfriend Randy.In the clip, Mezger branded Griffin a “fucking bald dyke” and a “c**t” after she reported him to the police for a noise complaint.Griffin shaved her head in July to support her sister, Joyce, who was undergoing chemotherapy treatments. Joyce Griffin died last week.In the wake of the revelations, KB Home’s Board today insisted that it has “full and complete confidence” in Mezger. A CEO who was caught on tape in a threatening homophobic rant will keep his job.Jeffrey Mezger, the CEO of US homebuilding company KB Home, was caught on tape hurling homophobic abuse at comedian Kathy Griffin this week. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Kathy Griffin shuts down Milo Yiannopoulos for calling her a ‘broke-ass b**ch’Gay Star NewsKathy Griffin: ‘A sitting president of the US … is personally trying to ruin my life forever’PINK NEWS-last_img read more

first_imgNo related posts. Beginning July 2 and continuing through the month of July, a Kindergarten-12th grade Yoga Camp will be held at the beach in front of Witch’s Rock Surf Camp. This summer vacation for kids and teens will focus on energy, yoga and a bit of meditation.The cost is $10 per child and includes paddleboard yoga, aqua yoga, hoop yoga and more. For more information, call 8663-2678, email beherenow@yogatamarindo.com or check out the Facebook page for Reflexion Yoga Tamarindo.A new insect exterminator business has arrived in town to help with pests. Bug Busters promises to get rid of mosquitos, spiders, scorpions, roaches, ants, termites, bees, rats and mice, among other creepy crawlers. The company has certified technicians who are experienced in the field. Call 8702-6807 for service.The new Pasatiempo Hotel has expanded once again. It now has the Aloe Spa, which offers everything from manicures and pedicures to body scrubs and wraps, waxing and massages. It also offers packages like the Special After Sun Soothing Package, which includes an aloe body wrap, a moisturizing and calming cucumber facial and a spa pedicure for $125. For an appointment call 2653-0096 or email hpasatiempo@gmail.com.–Ellen Zoe Goldenellenzoe@aol.com Facebook Commentslast_img read more

first_img Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top Stories Britain has circulated a draft resolution that “condemns in the strongest terms the genocide in Srebrenica.” It recalls that the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in 2004 and the International Court of Justice in 2007 both determined that the mass killings were acts of genocide.Britain’s U.N. Ambassador Matthew Rycroft, a former envoy to Bosnia, told the packed chamber that the U.N.’s failure to protect innocent civilians in what had been designated as a U.N. safe area “still haunts this organization.”He said the resolution that the Security Council will consider next week doesn’t seek “to bring up painful divisions nor point the finger of blame.” It will commemorate the victims, show solidarity with survivors, and call for reconciliation, Rycroft said.Russia, which has close religious ties to Serbia, has circulated a rival draft resolution which doesn’t mention either Srebrenica or genocide.Russia’s deputy U.N. ambassador Petr Iliichev on Tuesday called the British draft “divisive,” saying it focuses on “only one part of the conflict.” The Russian draft, he said, is “more general, more reconciling.” Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Check your body, save your life UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Western nations and Russia may be dueling over whether the U.N. Security Council should call the Srebrenica massacre during the Bosnian war an act of genocide but at Wednesday’s General Assembly commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Europe’s worst mass killing since World War II there was no doubt.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called the killing of more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys genocide. So did Serge Brammertz, the prosecutor of the U.N. tribunal prosecuting the perpetrators, and U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power who was in Bosnia as a freelance journalist at the time of the mass killings in July 1995.center_img 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes But it was Abisada Dudic who brought tears to some, including Rabbi Arthur Schneier, a Holocaust survivor, when she described fleeing her home near Srebrenica as a child with memories of “fear, bloodshed and fire,” and her family’s hope that remains of loved ones will be found including an uncle last seen running into the forest to escape the Srebrenica slaughter.“Calling what happened in Srebrenica by any name other than genocide, be it massacre, tragedy, catastrophe, whatever else, not only thwarts the possibility of reconciliation, it bolsters those denying the genocide and leading the secession efforts” by Bosnian Serbs, Dudic said. “It trivializes the pain and suffering of genocide victims. It re-victimizes the survivors, and it minimizes the enormity of the crime.”Bosnia’s U.N. Ambassador Mirsada Colakovic, who presided over the commemoration, called denial “the last stage of genocide.”It’s “a kind of double-killing in which the victims are first murdered, then the memory of the horrible deeds themselves is being destroyed,” she said.The commemoration took place against a backdrop of intense opposition from Bosnian Serbs and Serbia to any mention of genocide in a U.N. Security Council resolution marking the 20th anniversary of the Srebrencia killings. Serbia’s Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has called it “a big horrific crime” but refuses to call it a genocide. Sponsored Stories 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Comments   Share   Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgThe most expensive crash investigation before MH370 was Air France Flight 447 which reached a total $US 160 million at the time.  Australia will also be facing rising costs in another area, with private contractors being used to conduct further searching and existing liabilities costing AUD $56 million. Prime Minister Tony Abbott said that Blue Fin 21 will continue searching in deeper water, but new search methods will also be used. The search for MH370 is now the most expensive in aviation history, with searching costing several millions of dollars per day. Mr Abbott also addressed criticism of the growing costs of the search, saying that Australia would seek contributions from all countries involved in the search. New technology will be able to perform wider examinations of the sea floor without having to be brought to the service. Australian search authorities are cutting back the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, after no debris was found in the Indian Ocean search area. “What we are doing though is looking to an intensified underwater search involving different technology.”  “The Bluefin-21 submersible will continue in operation,” Prime Minister Abbott said. The search team will instead focus on a deep-water search that could take up to eight months to finish, The Guardian Australia reported. Source = ETB News: Tom Nealelast_img read more

first_imghotelsIndonesiaRamadaWyndham Wyndham Destinations has expanded its managed hotel and resort portfolio in Indonesia with the introduction of Ramada Suites by Wyndham Solo, an easily accessible, upscale property in the Central Java city of Solo.Ramada Suites Solo is a unique heritage-inspired building featuring a fusion of traditional royal Javanese and modern architectural elements. The 136-room property is cleverly designed as a three-storey main building, and two-storey residences, featuring courtyards and walkways, landscaped gardens, a barbecue area and an onsite picturesque replica temple.“Solo is quickly becoming a must-visit destination for travellers who want to discover the rich history of Java and experience its culture,” said Barry Robinson, President and Managing Director, International Operations, Wyndham Destinations. “Travellers will love the charm of the traditional markets and the newer malls, enjoy exploring the lush country surrounding the city and savour the traditional performing arts scene. As a seat of authority in the former Mataram Empire, it also has a lively history that is sure to intrigue visitors.A short 15-minute trip from Adi Soemarmo International Airport, Ramada Suites Solo is ideally located close to the city’s key landmarks, including Mangkunegaran Palace and Keraton Hadiningrat Solo. One of the world’s largest Buddhist temples, Borobudur, and other regional attractions like Jumog Waterfall are less than two hours away.Solo is readily accessible to travellers, with Adi Soemarmo International Airport offering frequent and direct connections to major Indonesian locations including Jakarta, Bali and Surabaya.Ramada Suites Solo offers guests a swimming pool, children’s playground, day spa, fitness centre and access to its own jogging track. Guests can also choose from a range of international and traditional favourites at the all-day dining Ramayana Restaurant or enjoy light snacks and select from a diverse beer, wine, cocktail and juice menu at the Ganesha Lounge Bar.Business guests can access five meeting rooms, the largest of which can cater for a conference of up to 250 people or a banquet-style event of up to 100, while the hotel is conveniently close to De Tjolomadoe Convention Centre.Ramada Suites Solo offers queen and twin superior and deluxe rooms, complemented by queen and king suites with traditional Javanese inspired décor. All provide complimentary Wi-Fi, individually controlled air conditioning, flat screen televisions with international channels, and mini refrigerators.last_img read more

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterIn a landmark year of Insider Experiences, InterContinental Sydney is pouring the ultimate in immersive tasting, partnering with Bimbadgen to present the hotel’s first Bimbadgen Pop-up Cellar Door this 7 August to 30 September inside InterContinental Sydney’s lobby gallery.Both wine enthusiasts and the curious-minded will be immersed in the bespoke pop-up cellar door. Not your average winery pop-up outlet, Bimbadgen has evoked a sense of prestige and intrigue with the fitout themed by renowned Sydney designers, Tania Handelsmann and Gillian Khaw. Featuring no less than 35 barrels from the Bimbadgen winery in a dramatic display, visitors will experience a sensory exploration of the award-winning winery. Two of Bimbadgen’s highly experienced wine professionals will be showcasing the collection of wines daily, engaging visitors with the winery’s rich history, insider tasting notes and tasting of the brand’s most celebrated wines.Guests will experience the Estate Semillon, Estate Chardonnay, Estate Shiraz, Signature Semillon, Signature Chardonnay, Sparkling Semillon and Sparkling Rose. Key among the collection is the Bimbadgen 2012 Vintage Blanc de Blancs, made from 100 per cent Chardonnay in the Methode Traditionelle. The Bimbadgen showcase will also pay tribute to the Museum of Contemporary Art’s (MCA) new collection of anniversary art labels launching in September, giving guests exclusive insight into the art’s narrative and history.“Experiential travel has evolved into an industry segment in its own right,” said Jörg T Böckeler, General Manager, InterContinental Sydney. “We know that over 72 per cent of guests would rather invest in experiences than things; they are specifically seeking authentic experiences to deepen their connection with the destination. Australia is home to some of the most distinguished wineries and culinary offerings so it is wonderful to bring the Bimbadgen Pop-up Cellar Door to our city, bringing the experience to life in an interactive and immersive way for guests.”The pop-up celebrates a trio of anniversaries with InterContinental’s 70th birthday, the MCA’s 25th and Bimbadgen’s 15th anniversary as an MCA partner and will be opened 12pm to 7.30pm daily.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more