வாசிம் தாஜூடீன் படுகொலை வாகனங்கள் குறித்து விசாரணை

தாஜூடீன் படுகொலை தொடர்பில் மேலதிக விசாரணைகள் இடம்பெறும் என குறிப்பிட்டுள்ள பிரதிசொலிசிட்டர் ஜெனரல் கொலை இடம்பெற்ற தினத்தன்று அலரிமாளிகையிலிருந்து புறப்பட்ட நான்கு வாகனங்கள் குறித்து விசாரணைகள் இடம்பெறுகின்றன எனவும் தெரிவித்துள்ளார்.முன்னாள் ஜனாதிபதியின் பாதுகாப்பு பிரிவில் பணியாற்றிய இராணுவ கடற்படை அதிகாரிகள் குறித்தும் விசாரணைகள் இடம்பெறுகின்றன என அவர் தெரிவித்துள்ளார். இலங்கை குற்றப்புலனாய்வு திணைக்களத்தினர் சார்பில் இன்று கொழும்பு மேலதிக நீதவான் முன்னிலையில் ஆஜராகிய பிரதி சொலிசிட்டர் ஜெனரல் டிலான் ரத்நாயக்க இதனை தெரிவித்துள்ளார் இலங்கையின் பிரபல ரக்பி வீரர் வாசிம்தாஜூடீன் கொலை செய்யப்பட்ட தினத்தன்று அலரிமாளிகையிலிருந்து புறப்பட்ட நான்கு வாகனங்கள் குறித்து விசாரணைகள் இடம்பெறுகின்றன என  சட்டமா அதிபர் திணைக்களம் நீதிமன்றத்திற்கு அறிவித்துள்ளது.தாஜூடீன் படுகொலை தொடர்பி;ல் மூன்று சந்தேகநபர்களிற்கு எதிராக குற்றப்பத்திரத்தை தாக்கல் செய்யவுள்ளதாகவும் சட்டமாஅதிபர் திணைக்களம் தெரிவித்துள்ளது. நாரஹன்பிட்டி பொலிஸ் நிலையத்தின் முன்னாள் பொறுப்பதிகாரி சுமித்பெரேரா,முன்னாள் சிரேஸ்ட பிரதிபொலிஸ்மா அதிபர் அனுரசேனநாயக்க,முன்னாள் கொழும்பு சட்டவைத்திய அதிகாரி ஆனந்தசமரசேகர ஆகியோரிற்கு எதிராகவே குற்றப்பத்திரத்தை தாக்கல் செய்ய உள்ளதாகவும் அவர் குறிப்பிட்டுள்ளார். எனினும் அவர்கள் குறித்த உத்தியோகபூர்வ ஆவணங்களை கண்டுபிடிப்பதற்கான முயற்சிகள் தோல்வியடைந்துவிட்டன எனவும் அவர் தெரிவித்துள்ளார்.தாஜூடீன் பயன்படுத்தி மடிக்கணிணி கையடக்கதொலைபேசி ஆகியவற்றை ஆராய்ந்த போதிலும் விசாரணைக்கு உதவியான விடயங்கள் எவையும் கிடைக்கவில்லை எனவும் அவர் குறிப்பிட்டுள்ளார்.(Courtesy Virakesari) read more

Critics condemn landmark ruling calling it a slippery slope

The courts decision may have been unanimous, but there are a lot of people upset by it.The main concern among opponents is that any restrictions the government tries to impose won’t hold, that this will open the floodgates to a wild west of euthanasia.“Do you understand that this is going to be a medical routine that they practice like pulling teeth.”Steven Passmore has been a passionate opponent of assisted suicide ever since Robert Latimer went on trial for taking the life of his severely disabled daughter Tracy. Like tracy, Passmore has cerebral palsy. Unlike 12-year-old Tracy, he’s had the opportunity to live a full life.“It’s a very sad day for people with disabilities.”“Instead of focusing on someone being able to kill someone else, the dollars need to be there to improve palliative care.”“This is the Carpenter Hospice in Burlington. It has 10 beds for people who are at the end of their lives, and healthcare workers here help them be comfortable, and help their families be families, rather than caregivers . This is the sort of health care some experts say we need more of, rather than assisted suicide legislation.”And not every Canadian has access to a place like the Carpenter Hospice at the end of their lives. The hospice is waiting to see what sort of legislation is drafted.“That’s what we need to be focusing on in the next 12 months. That everyone has access to good quality care.”Human rights lawyer Hugh Scher was fighting the case for the euthanasia prevention coalition.“I think it’s a sad day for Canada.”He says the ruling will lead to more suicides, by people who are depressed, not terminally or grievously ill; that once Canada starts allowing euthanasia, whatever limits are imposed will soon be forgotten. and he says assisted suicide isn’t necessary.“Theres no one in Canada who should have to suffer any kind of meaningful pain because we have the means through palliative care and other supports medically to alleviate that.”Steven Passmore has cerebral palsy like Tracy Latimer.“If I have cancer and I don’t want chemo I can tell the medical system and I will die. Do you understand what this is? This is giving the doctor or family member the power to come along and kill somebody. How come it’s against the law.”“It’s a sad day for people with disabilities.”“It’s a violation of human rights.”Over time doctors began to interpret conditions looser and looser and then ignore them.“I want the resources there for them to be cared for. And it doesn’t matter if they have alzheimer’s or dementia.Once you say this group can go, it’s only a matter of time before this group and this group and this group and this group.”It’s too early to understand what the implications are going to be.“It’s going to create a perception there’s a category of people who are ill and sick who no longer deserve the same human rights protections.”“People looking to commit suicide are depressed but voluntary.”“Once the genie is out of the bottle it’s virtually impossible to impose any level of measures that will prevent the goalpost from moving.”32% of people who are euthanized in Belgium under the law there are killed without their request“There’s the concept of suicide contagion. When you see someone committing suicide it effectively creates a domino effect.”“Assisted suicide isn’t about pain. It’s basically saying I want what I want when I want it.” read more

Himalayan balsam now so widespread it needs tackling

first_imgThe spread of invasive Himalayan balsam is now so bad that drivers who see it growing along roadside verges are being encouraged to stop and pull it out or contact the council immediately.The pretty pink plant was first introduced to Britain as an ornamental in 1839,  but soon found its way out of gardens and into the countryside, where it has been spreading rapidly ever since.Until now it has largely stuck to waterways, such as canals, but increasingly it is moving into verges and hedgerows – where it has a greater chance of spreading because of walkers and traffic. But experts say even mowing verges and roadsides often does not catch all the plants, and they can quickly regain ground of even just a few are allowed to seed.“Control is difficult, firstly because it’s very difficult to chop down or pull all plants (it often needs lots of volunteers to get each plant) and secondly the seeds often keep arriving from neighbouring areas (such as upriver or from neighbouring land you don’t own),” added Dr Dines“On roadsides, people should let the council know.” Himalyan Balsam Flowers “It needs to be cleared away every year,” Paul Greaves, river action group co-ordinator at Eden Rivers Trust in Cumbria, a county prone to flooding during wet weather. “When this area floods, the water flows through here and helps to carry the seeds on. It’s important that we keep on top of the problem.”This species is listed on Schedule 9 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act in England and Wales which makes it an offence to plant or allow the species to grow in the wild. But Himalayan balsam is so widespread it is becoming an increasing challenge to tackle. According to the Royal Horticultural Society each plant can produce 800 seeds a year and their explosive pods can shoot seeds up to 22ft (7m) away, which then stick to shoes and car tyres. Bees are also attracted to the flowers and can spread the seeds widely.Once established Himalayan balsam, which can grow up to 10ft in height, outcompetes native species, erodes riverbanks, and clogs up rivers and streams leading to flooding. It is now widespread throughout Britain.Ecologist Louise Wooley, who organises annual ‘balsam bashing’ events in Devon, said: “Every year Himalayan balsam grows exponentially and it’s really reached a point where people are starting to notice it everywhere and it will reach peak catastrophic levels if we don’t do something about it Himalayan balsam in Devon Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.center_img Himalyan Balsam FlowersCredit:Moment Open Himalayan balsam in DevonCredit:Papilio / Alamy Stock Photo Dr Trevor Dines, Botanical Specialist at charity Plantlife, said if people see the plant they should contact their council immediately.“Anecdotally people are reporting that Himalayan balsam seems to be moving into drier situations than before – as if it’s adapting to drier soils.“It used to be confined to ditches, ponds, canals and riversides for example but it is increasingly being seen on just slightly damp ground, such as road verges and hedgerows with wet or damp soil.”To fight Himalayan balsam, plants must be chopped down, or pulled up as they come into flower in June or July. The plant is an annual, so if caught early it quickly vanishes. “It used to be just seen along waterways but now it’s seen along roads. People are driving along and seeing vast swathes of it now and the sooner you get it dealt with the better so if you see it you should stop and try and get it out yourself.“It’s an annual plant so if you snap the plant and just leave it in a pile it will die off quickly before it can seed. We need more people to be getting out there and getting it out of the ground.”A recent study by Durham University found that Britain is one of the worst areas in the world for invasive species – with Himalayan balsam cited as a major problem.Islands and mainland coastal regions often contain higher numbers of established alien plants and animals, because they areas have major points of entry like ports. This month, scores of local groups across the country have been scouring riversides and road verges to remove the plant. The ninth annual 3 Rivers Clean Up event for the Ravensbourne, Pool and Quaggy rivers in London has just finished following a three-week blitz of waterways around the capital. Similar projects are currently taking place in Devon, Yorkshire, Shropshire, West Sussex and Cumbria.last_img read more

TAKRAF helps CBGs bauxite expansion project hit first ore goal

first_imgTAKRAF has reported on the recent start-up of Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée (CBG)’s Bauxite Production Expansion project in Kamsar, Guinea.The first ore milestone at the project, which sought to increase production from 13.5 to 18.5 Mt/y, was reached on schedule, on budget and, most importantly, safely, at the end of last year.TAKRAF, in late 2016, was awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract worth around €100 million ($113 million) for a greenfield railcar unloading and primary crushing station, as well as a secondary crushing station and a brownfield conveyor system. The railcar unloading system was designed in collaboration with Ashton Bulk.The scope of supply included three TAKRAF sizers, with a primary sizer in the pit beneath the tippler and two secondary sizers. These sizers, as well as the apron feeders, were designed and fabricated at Tenova TAKRAF’s Lauchhammer fabrication facility in Germany.An important safety milestone of 1.5 million lost-time-injury-free hours was achieved on site in December 2018, according to TAKRAF.Frank Hubrich, TAKRAF CEO, said: “We are extremely proud to be a part of this important project and of our milestone achievements. These only serve to underline the competence and commitment to our clients of our global TAKRAF organisation.“Whether it be a greenfield or an existing brownfield operation, we work with our clients to ensure that their requirements are met on time, within budget and most importantly, safely.”Fluor Corp acted as the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services contractor on the project, responsible for the expansion of the mine infrastructure, rail system, port facility and processing plant infrastructure and utilities.last_img read more

Sassi Boultif to Al Nasr Sports Club Dubai

Al Nasr Sports ClubDubaiDubai handballSassi BoultifSesson Algerian left back Sassi Boultif will leave French Cesson Rennes after only one year. He signed two years contract with Al Nasr Sports Club from Dubai (UAE). ← Previous Story Metz Handball is new French champion! Next Story → Polish Federation with twitter page for Women’s 17 EHF EURO 2013

Dino Zoff reveals the secret of Donnarummas rise

first_imgLegendary Italian goalkeeper Dino Zoff believes he understands the secret to Gianluigi Donnarumma’s improved form for Milan this season.The AC Milan shot-stopper appears to have overcome the off-field problems that affected him last season as he has gone on to establish himself as Italy’s No 1.“His secret? It’s simple, he became a man,” Zoff, regarded by many as the Azzurri’s greatest-ever shot-stopper after Gianluigi Buffon, told Football Italia via Corriere della Sera.“He’s more aware now, he’s an adult and he’s learning to manage the stages of his life, which are also phases during a match.Zoff also spoke of the resilience of the keeper suggesting he’s not overwhelmed by mistakes.His saves were evident and crucial in Milan’s last clash against AS Roma which helped the team salvage a 1-1 draw in a cagey encounter.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….DONNARUMMA WITH THE AMAZING DOUBLE SAVE! [via: @TVACM] pic.twitter.com/wilekEDyGL— TheMilanBible (@TheMilanBible) February 3, 2019“He doesn’t fall to pieces after making a mistake anymore. The other night he missed a cross, so much so that moments later he made a superlative save.”The Rossoneri are currently ranked the fourth best defence in the Serie A which is partly due to the effort of the teenage goalkeeper.Gattuso’s men are in the race for a Champions League spot and have a chance of clinching a silverware in the Coppa Italia.last_img read more

Postal Service to cut Saturday mail to trim costs

first_imgThe AP charts the numbers behind the declining fortunes of the USPS.One Clark County post office — Heisson, WA 98622 — is on the Postal Service’s list of 13,000 U.S. post offices to be studied for a reduction in opening hours. The Heisson post office would be open four hours per day, rather than eight.Other Southwest Washington post offices under study for reduced operating hours are Ariel, 98603; Cougar, 98616; Husum, 98623; Trout Lake, 98650; and Underwood, 98651. WASHINGTON — The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service said Wednesday that it will stop delivering mail on Saturdays but continue to deliver packages six days a week, an apparent end-run around an unaccommodating Congress. The service expects the Saturday mail cutback to begin the week of Aug. 5 and to save about $2 billion annually, said Postmaster General and CEO Patrick R. Donahoe.“Our financial condition is urgent,” Donahoe told a press conference.The move accentuates one of the agency’s strong points — package delivery has increased by 14 percent since 2010, officials say, while the delivery of letters and other mail has declined with the increasing use of email and other Internet services.Under the new plan, mail would be delivered to homes and businesses only from Monday through Friday, but would still be delivered to post office boxes on Saturdays. Post offices now open on Saturdays would remain open on Saturdays.last_img read more

Holiday overlap spurs Thanksgivukkah

first_imgFacebook page created by the founder of “Thanksgivukkah”The “Ballad of Thanksgivukkah” as performed by the Kehillah Schechter Academy in Norwood, Mass.Light the candles and pass the white meat. Spin the dreidel and have at the cranberry sauce. Don your yarmulke, dip your crunchy latke in the creamy onion dip and catch some football.Thursday is Thanksgiving Day, a modern American national holiday, and it’s also the first full day of Hanukkah, an ancient Hebrew religious one. Thanks to the vagaries of modern Gregorian and ancient Hebrew calendars, the two holidays have lined up only for the second time ever, and for what’s just about the last time ever, too — as far as we’re concerned.The next time Hanukkah and Thanksgiving overlap in this way will be in the year 79,043. The first time was in 1888. That was 25 years after Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday, in 1863.The joyous Jewish holiday of Hanukkah celebrates the unlikely victory of a small band of Maccabees over the Syrian King Antioch in the year 165 B.C., the subsequent rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and, chiefly, the miracle that occurred during that rededication, as one night’s worth of oil burned for eight nights. Because of that, Hanukkah is known as the “festival of lights” and involves lighting a menorah candle on each of the eight nights of the holiday — plus a ninth central candle.Thanksgiving, meanwhile, grew from many prayerful harvest celebrations held all over the New World across several centuries. Any claim that a 1621 gathering in Plymouth, Mass., was the “First Thanskgiving” is more the stuff of legends than anything concrete — but don’t tell a zillion American schoolchildren who’ve worn turkey hats and feathers while performing a ritual of politeness.last_img read more

Police find missing Vancouver woman

first_imgMarissa Halbin Vancouver police said Marissa Halbin was found and is safe. Police are asking to be on the lookout for a 20-year-old woman who was reported missing from her home in east Vancouver on Labor Day.Marissa Halbin was last seen in the area of Northeast 112th Avenue and Northeast 49th Street. She was wearing a black t-shirt, black stretch pants and a silver belt at the time.Halbin has some diminished mental capacity, and when she didn’t contact her family they got concerned, according to Vancouver police. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call 911.last_img

Amid Career And Family Pressures Early Onset Alzheimers Hits Home

first_img Share Pexels.comMore than 5 million people in the United States suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, and the majority of them are age 65 or older, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. However, some 200,000 of them are younger than that, suffering from early onset Alzheimer’s.While the symptoms of early onset Alzheimer’s are the same as other instances of the disease, the way it affects the lives of patients and their loved ones is not. As opposed to older patients, early onset patients might still be working or raising children.Ann Marie McDonald from the Houston and Southeast Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association joins Houston Matters to talk about the unique challenges of facing early onset Alzheimer’s.last_img

This Ramen Would Be Perfect For Zombies

first_img Eating brains is one of the things zombies absolutely love to do, but it’s probably not too healthy for a regular human being to do. But you can pretend and have fun, right? That’s what you can do with Village Vanguard and Panda Hole’s ingenious invention No-Men noodles, or Brain Noodles. They look like pink ramen noodles that come in a package with a clear brain-shaped window on them — they really do resemble brains, especially when you dump them out into a bowl and eat them when cooked!The noodles are soaked in what’s referred to as a “brain broth” but it really tastes like miso and salt. We’ll take their word for it that that’s what brains taste like. The marketing campaign shows the noodles being eaten fresh out of a teenage girl’s head for extra shock value, and the ramen itself contains B1, which is a big selling point.The No-Men runs for about $3.60 a pack and can be purchased at Village Vanguard, but if you’re not in the neighborhood, you’ll have to wait and see if you’re lucky enough to find a package or two online. Or you could just get some pink food coloring and color clear broth and ramen with it. That’d probably do the trick nicely if you were really hurting for some ramen noodles that look like brains. Of course, you’ll have to add in all the niceties after you’re done cooking things. It could work, but it would probably be more expensive.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target How AMC’s ‘The Terror’ Uses American History to Delive…33 Killed in Suspected Arson Attack on Kyoto Animation Studio in Japan last_img read more

One killed 7 others critically injured in bus accident near Kasba

first_imgKolkata: Two minibuses racing against each other to pick up extra passengers once again claimed the life of a 50-year-old man and injured eight others of whom some are critically ill.The incident took place near Acropolis Mall at Kasba on Tuesday morning. A Howrah bound minibus from Anandapur was competing with another minibus of the same route when the bus driver lost control over the vehicle and eventually hit a Mercedes car parked by the side of the road and then rammed into two auto-rickshaws which were there at the stand. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsBiswanath Haldar (50), a resident of Noanadanga area was standing by the side of the car waiting to board a bus when he was hit.Haldar who runs a decorators business suffered critical injuries after being hit by the speeding bus. Seven others including a woman who were standing by the side of the road also suffered injuries. An on duty police sergeant who was standing at the spot had a narrow escape. The speeding bus also ran over the pavement injuring some people who were standing there. The health condition of the woman is stated to be critical. The incident created traffic jam in the area for a while. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedHaldar and other injured passengers were rushed to a nearby private hospital where Haldar succumbed to his injuries while the others have been undergoing treatment in the hospital. The news of Haldar’s death has set a pal of gloom in his family as he was only the bread earner. According to police, there were none inside the Mercedes car when it was hit by the bus. The owner of the car Vinod Sharma, a Salt Lake resident went to the Passport office by parking the vehicle on the side of the road. The rear portion of the costly car was completely damaged in the accident. Two auto-rickshaws were also damaged in the accident. Eyewitnesses told the police that the accident occurred when the killer vehicle was competing with another minibus of the same route. Locals expressed their unhappiness over the unabated incidents of racing of buses which often lead to death. Senior police officers reached the spot immediately after the accident. The bus driver has fled the spot leaving the vehicle there. Police have seized the bus and are yet to arrest the driver.Meanwhile, an auto-rickshaw driver has been arrested by the Bidhannagar police after he broke the wind screen of a state-run AC bus. The incident took place near Baguiati More on the VIP road. The accused told the police that the bus driver was not giving him any scope to overtake it. He stopped the bus and ransacked a portion. One passenger was reportedly injured when the wind screen was broken.last_img read more

Myths and facts about dental care

first_imgIs scaling bad for teeth? Are cavities caused only by sugar? An expert separates fact from myth.Tanvir Singh, consultant orthodontist at Dentem, the Dental and Orthodontic Clinic, busts a few myths around dental care:Myth 1:Scaling is not good for teeth.Fact: Scaling removes tartar and keeps teeth and gums healthy. Scaling and deep cleaning of gums prevent the problem of bad breath and bleeding gums. Thus, scaling is beneficial for teeth and gums. One should get professional cleaning done by a dentist with a proper ultrasonic scaler. Also, getting extensive scaling (more than required) done is harmful. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Myth 2:Only sugar causes cavities.Fact: Cavities occur when bacteria produce acids in the mouth. The process can begin by any carbohydrate that you consume. That includes sugar, fruits, vegetables, rice and bread. To reduce chances of tooth decay, one should not only practice good dental care but also limit the intake of acidic products.Myth 3:Teeth whitening is harmful as it damages enamel.Fact: Technique like Zoom Whitening works by exfoliating stains from one’s teeth to lighten them and bring back their natural colour. It is the simplest and safest procedure as a product is used by dentists that is devoid of bleaching agents and chemicals. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixMyth 4:Brushing your bleeding gums is bad.Fact: Brushing is not only good for teeth, but also for your gums and tongue. Brushing these areas helps get rid of plaque which is what causes inflammation and eventually gum disease. One should not brush too hard if they have sensitive gums. One must not use a hard toothbrush on bleeding gums.Myth 5:Using sugarless chewing gum after meal can replace brushing. Fact: Nothing can replace proper brushing technique. And in case you want to use sugarless chewing gum, do not chew it for more than 10 minutes.last_img read more

Ultimate road trip New ferry will allow Canadians to drive to France

first_img The Canadian Press The new ferry service was supposed to start May 15, but the port authority in Fortune hasn’t been able to scrape together enough money to upgrade its wharf.More news:  GLP Worldwide introduces first-ever Wellness programs“I think they’re still about a million dollars short,” Penwell said. “So they’re looking to the provincial government and the (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) to see if they can come up with a bit more money … So far there’s been no resolution.”Negotiations with federal and provincial officials are ongoing, but Penwell said a temporary solution is in the works, though he isn’t sure when the wharf will be ready. Tags: Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador << Previous PostNext Post >> “It’s like a piece of France right next door,” Fortune Mayor Charles Penwell said Tuesday.“The language is different from what we’re used to in Newfoundland, but it’s very similar … to the (language spoken in) the Basque region of France. It offers traditional French food, French atmosphere, and the music and song of France. It’s unique. This archipelago is indeed a part of Europe that’s right next to our border.”More news:  Visit Orlando unveils new travel trade tools & agent perksPenwell said St-Pierre-Miquelon – about the size of Honolulu and home to about 6,000 French nationals – doesn’t get the attention it deserves.“We get frustrated,” he said in an interview from Fortune, population 1,400. “I think there’s a fair number of people even in Newfoundland and Labrador who don’t realize it’s there.”The smallest of the islands, St-Pierre, is the most populated, with colourful clapboard homes on tidy, winding streets. Tourists can take advantage of fine French wines – at reasonable prices. There’s a regular midday siesta and access to smaller boats that serve the larger, sparsely populated islands of Miquelon and Langlade. Posted bycenter_img Wednesday, May 2, 2018 FORTUNE, N.L. — If all goes well, Canadians will soon be able to drive to a little-known corner of France.The French islands of St-Pierre-Miquelon, just off the south coast of Newfoundland – North America’s last vestige of colonial New France – have long attracted adventurous travellers seeking an unusual European experience.But the ferry that links Fortune, N.L., with the windswept archipelago 40 kilometres away only carries walk-on passengers in the spring and summer months.Later this year, however, the tiny French territory plans to start using two new ferries that can carry up to 15 cars, 200 passengers and three tractor-trailers year-round. Ultimate road trip! New ferry will allow Canadians to drive to France Sharelast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterA record 600 media and PR industry representatives attended TravMedia’s second annual International Media Marketplace (IMM) USA on 25 January 2018, breaking new attendance levels for the global event program, now in its sixth year.IMM USA connected 300 North American media with 285 PR representatives of 204 international travel brands in the impressive all-glass River Pavilion, a 4180-square-metre space on the top floor of the Jacob K. Javits Center. Collectively they participated in 9628 pre-scheduled, one-on-one appointments – plus 4.5 hours of open networking which took place at multiple catered events.Headline sponsor Tourism Australia showcased 10 destinations, products and experiences in the Australia Pavilion, with a coffee cart in the adjacent Media Lounge by Bluestone Lane, New York, which originally hails from Melbourne. Media enjoyed more than 700 of Australia’s signature flat white coffees throughout the daylong program.Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) continued its support of the IMM program with 21 CLIA Members joining a dedicated Cruise Capsule within the event. More than 550 guests at the sit-down lunch enjoyed an address by Arnold Donald, CLIA global chairman and president and CEO, Carnival Corporation & plc, where topline results were revealed from the ‘2018 Cruise Travel Report: Annual Study of Attitudes, Behaviors and Travel Preferences’.Tourism Australia also hosted the official cocktail reception for media and VIPs, timed to coincide with Australia Day celebrations. Guests were treated to wines by Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia, gourmet pies and sausage rolls, and Australian ice-cream by Oddfellows including ‘Tim Tam Slam’, ‘Lamington’ and ‘Hokey Pokey’. At the reception, Tourism Australia’s managing director John O’Sullivan spoke on ‘Discover Aboriginal Experiences’, a new collective in its Signature Experiences program.Nick Wayland, CEO and founder of TravMedia said, “The tremendous success of our second annual IMM USA 2018 event would not have been possible without the record media and industry in attendance, and the incredible support of Headline Sponsor, Tourism Australia, as well as major exhibiting partner Cruise Lines International Association, who chose IMM to exclusively release their 2018 Cruise Travel Report with global chairman, Arnold Donald.” Hotel partner, Four Seasons Hotel New York, hosted a VIP Cocktail reception the evening before IMM, with IMM’s Advisory Board members, key sponsors, and hosted media in attendance.The new MOXY Times Square, conveniently located to the Jacob K. Javits Center, hosted the majority of the 50 media flown in from across the US and Canada under the IMM Hosted Media Program (IMMHMP).Transport partners, Lyft and SuperShuttle New York, supported transfer logistics for IMM Media and Exhibiting delegates.TravMedia’s IMM has become one of the leading travel industry events to meet the media. Upcoming 2018 International Media Marketplace events include: IMM Australia in Sydney on 23 February; IMM Germany in Berlin the day before ITB on 6 March; IMM UK in London on 12 March; the first ever IMM Brazil on 2 April; the inaugural IMM Paris on 25 September; and the third annual IMM Asia in Singapore just prior to ITB Asia on 16 October.TravMedia provides travel news feeds in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, China, UK, USA, Canada, Europe (Germany/Switzerland/Austria), Middle East, South Africa and Brazil. TravMedia also provides the online pressroom for the US Travel Association’s IPW trade show and the Society of American Travel Writers’ annual convention, as well as digital tools for the promotion of Brand USA.Registration for IMM USA 2019 (to be held on 24 January 2019) will open 1 March 2018.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

Newport Rhode Island – Reported by Elite Traveler

first_imgNewport, Rhode Island – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineA vacation on St. Barts is magical at any time of the year, but for those in the know the weeks surrounding the Christmas and New Year holidays are especially memorable. Imagine waterfront dining in the quaint capital city of Gustavia, hundreds of intimate dinner parties in villas, fireworks over the beach, and a festive celebration around the small harbor. Wimco Villas, one of the world‚s leading villa rental companies, has announced the availability of four exceptional villas on St. Barts over this year‚s holiday season, a rarity at this time of the year. Wimco’s client services office in St Barts will take care of all of its clients needs from getting a table at a top restaurant on New Years, to boat charters, private chefs and cooking classes, tennis lessons, spa treatments and more.Villa WV KDY is a two-bedroom property nestled on the hillside in Marigot overlooking Grand Cul de Sac. Infused with touches of South America with subtle East Indian accents, Villa SIB KDY is a perfect locale for two couples celebrating the holidays or a small family retreat.Villa WV BIB is a four-bedroom property in Vitet overlooking Cul de Sac and Tortue Island. Guests will enjoy open air living, a private pool, stunning views and a gourmet kitchen fit for the savviest of gourmands.Villa WV VIP is a four-bedroom, luxurious oceanfront retreat in Pointe Milou featuring exquisitely designed interiors highlighting teak woods and crisp white fabrics. A stunning designer kitchen, breathtaking alfresco areas and magnificent pool lend the ideal spot for ringing in the New Year. During this holiday season, SIB VIP becomes a five-bedroom with the adjacent one-bedroom Villa SIB BON.Villa WV IND in Petite Cul De Sac is a luxurious modern villa with warm woods and Baliesean influences, arranged in a five-bedroom compound complete with fitness room. A private beach and tennis court are a short walk downhill.www.wimco.comlast_img read more

HGTVs Joanna Chip Gaines welcome 5th child

first_imgHGTV’s Joanna & Chip Gaines welcome 5th child FILE In this March 29, 2016 file photo, TV personality Joanna Gaines poses for a portrait in New York. Joanna and Chip Gaines have welcomed their fifth child, a boy. The announcement of the birth Saturday, June 23, 2018 on Twitter. Chip Gaines wrote, “The Gaines crew is now 1 stronger!” The stars of the TV show “Fixer Upper” have two daughters and two others sons. Chip Gaines did not immediately reveal the newborn’s name or further details. (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP, File) WACO, Texas – HGTV’s Joanna and Chip Gaines have welcomed their fifth child — a boy.The proud papa announced the birth Saturday on Twitter . He wrote, “The Gaines crew is now 1 stronger!”The stars of the TV show “Fixer Upper” have two daughters and two others sons. Chip Gaines did not immediately reveal the newborn’s name or further details.He did tweet: “10 beautiful toes and 10 beautiful fingers all accounted for, and big momma is doing great!”The family lives on a farm near Waco, Texas. “Fixer Upper” featured home improvement and renovation projects in Central Texas. It wrapped up its fifth and final season in April.center_img by The Associated Press Posted Jun 23, 2018 12:06 pm PDT Last Updated Jun 23, 2018 at 1:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

Leaked emails expose Cypriot attorneys links to Russia – reports

first_imgBy Stelios OrphanidesA senior attorney at the Law Office offered services and information to Russia in cases involving requests for legal assistance, Politis reported on Sunday, citing leaked emails with a Russian official.The Politis report says that attorney Eleni Loizidou offered information about the status of cases concerning Russia’s requests for extradition of Russians or proposed ways to handle them.In one of the leaked emails, she offered to intervene in case against an individual called Shamulov in an attempt to delay the procedure and so give Russian authorities time to prepare documents, Politis reported.In another case, Loizidou advised Irina Shatova, an officer at the Russian prosecutor’s general’s office with who she had a friendly relationship, how to produce documents which would help the handling of cases at Cypriot courts in order to get the desired rulings, Politis said, and added that the handling of 43 cases in a legally questionable manner helped Russia.In another email with Vladimir Zimin the deputy head of the department for international cooperation at the Russian prosecutor general’s office, dated March 14, 2013, Loizidou thanked him for the “excellent hospitality and the wonderful time we had last summer in Moscow,” and requested, in exchange for advice she offered regarding Russia’s complaints about requests for asylum filed by Russian nationals, she said apparently jokingly, that she hoped to get a job offer if she is fired for passing this type of information.In another email with Zimin dated September 30, 2015, Loizidou who was one of the three Cypriots nominated for a position as judge at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), asked for Russia’s vote, Politis reported.The report came weeks after Russia publicly expressed its displeasure over Cyprus’s handling of a Russian request for legal assistance in a probe against Hermitage Capital founder Bill Browder. The investor-turned-activist resorted to a Cypriot court requesting an emergency injunction prohibiting Cyprus from cooperating with Russia in the investigation which he says is politically motivated and in response to his campaign for justice for Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.Magnitsky died in a Russian prison eight years ago after exposing a $230m (€194m) tax theft when the police officers he implicated in the case arrested him, had him tortured and denied him access to medical treatment.The Cypriot government put the investigation on ice after Browder and his associate Ivan Cherkasov filed their application in September with the Nicosia District Court, prompting criticism by the Russian foreign ministry and the Russian ambassador Stanislav Osadchiy days ahead of President Nicos Anastasiades’s visit to Moscow.Attorney-general Costas Clerides said that “the issue, as presented, has several aspects which require attention”.Clerides, who was responding in a text message to the Cyprus Business Mail, added that “what has to be done has to be considered”.In 2015, Clerides ordered an investigation which led to the conviction of deputy attorney-general Rikkos Erotocritou and two other lawyers in a bribery case.Politis reported that Loizidou’s email exchange also concern the Browder case.Minister of Justice Ionas Nicolaou was not immediately available for comment.You May LikeYahoo SearchThe Early Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes. Search Type 2 Diabetes TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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their own on their equally crowded side of the governor’s race Among Republicans the theme is getting distance from MNsure the health exchange created after the federal government rolled out the Affordable Care ActIn a flare-up among Republicans last month former party chair-turned-candidate Keith Downey accused fellow candidate Matt Dean of not working hard enough to rescind MNsure at the Capitol Dean a state representative from Dellwood hit back that he has "devoted my legislative priorities to killing" MNsure and called Downey’s attacks "embarrassing and tragic"The GOP Legislature earlier this year approved millions in state spending to subsidize those with skyrocketing increases in their health insurance costs and to fund a multimillion dollar reinsurance plan to keep costs down Meanwhile through executive actions President Donald Trump has opened the health insurance market to plans that do not meet Obamacare standards and ended certain federal subsidies for health insurance Minnesota is suing over the latter"ObamaCare is a broken mess" the president said on Twitter "Piece by piece we will now begin the process of giving America the great HealthCare it deserves"National and state Republicans have dismissed Democratic support for single-payer health care as a doomed budget-busting big-government takeover of patients’ most crucial rightsGrowing single-payer supportFor most Democrats running for governor however fighting to keep and improve Obamacare is not enough That’s a reflection of the growing support for government-paid health care"A majority of Americans say it is the federal government’s responsibility to make sure all Americans have health care coverage And a growing share now supports a ‘single-payer’ approach to health insurance" a Pew Research survey found this summerMore than half of Democrats in the national survey said they supported health care coverage through "a single national government program" That support is likely stronger among the Minnesota DFL activists who will winnow the gubernatorial field before next NovemberThe idea of single-payer health care is not new More than 40 years ago a health care prognosticator predicted in the Atlantic Magazine that "national health care" presumably financed by the federal government was just a few years awayBut it is getting new life"I’d argue on health care we’ve exhausted every other alternative" said longtime state Sen John Marty DFL-Roseville Marty who has run for governor twice has long pushed for a universal Minnesota-based health-coverage system He has introduced measures in the Legislature to make it happen and written a book about what he calls the "Minnesota Health Plan"At the DFL candidates forum in Duluth this past week Otto and state Reps Erin Murphy and Tina Liebling said pointedly that they supported single-payer health care"I’m a single-payer supporter" said Murphy a nurse who has long represented St Paul in the Minnesota House "I don’t want to wait for Congress I don’t have a lot of faith in Congress"State Rep Paul Thissen of Minneapolis said he supported "Medicare for all" a single-payer system being pitched by US Sen Bernie Sanders I-VT and others in WashingtonSt Paul Mayor Chris Coleman said health care should be universal comprehensive and affordable and US Rep Tim Walz of Mankato said he backed "universal access to health care"’A path’Otto the three-term state auditor now running for governor has given the most detail on her plan She proposes to funnel all the current state and federal health care dollars into a single trust fund bolstered with cash from new taxes and deliver health care coverage to all Minnesotans’If you are a Minnesota resident you are covered and that’s it" she saidHer proposal would do away with co-pays and deductibles — and much of the role insurance companies play now Instead health care providers would be paid quarterly per patient with incentives to keep people healthy She said the state would come up 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