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56 Delhiites think BJP will suffer losses due to postPulwama conduct CM

first_imgNEW DELHI: In an internal survey, the Aam Admi Party found out that in Delhi the conduct of BJP in the post-Pulwama situation had a negative effect among the citizens. Citing the results CM Arvind Kejriwal said that nearly 56 per cent of the Delhiites in the survey said that BJP will suffer due to such conduct.The survey also reportedly showed that people have accepted that the Congress preferred party politics over the country by refusing to have the alliance to avoid split in anti-BJP votes. Minority voters were in doubt earlier about the vote split, but the flat Congress refusal has helped the minorities in forming a clear opinion in favour of the AAP in Delhi. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, “The people of Delhi have fully understood that BJP and Congress till today deceived them on full statehood despite having put it in their manifestoes for decades. It is only the AAP which is extremely sincere and serious on statehood for Delhi, therefore people are supporting the party.” Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsThe survey reportedly observed that the Congress vote share would come down to less than 10 per cent which the party leaders have taken as a big blow to Congress. “The vote share of the Congress should get affected as they have chosen not to form an alliance. People wanted to see us together fighting against BJP but the Congress is now acting as BJP’s B team and people have realised that,” said a leader. On Monday the top leadership of AAP huddled into a meeting at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence to discuss preparations for Lok Sabha polls, on Monday, as a senior party leader claimed chances of party’s alliance are now nil. During the meeting, CM Kejriwal, the AAP national convener, asked party leaders to keep Lok Sabha campaign centred around the full statehood demand for Delhi, instead of getting into the question of the next prime minister of the country. Party MP Sanjay Singh, after the meeting, said “there are no chances of the alliance now,” when asked if the issue was discussed during the meeting. He said the party leaders discussed how to take the issue of full statehood to every home in Delhi in the run-up to voting in Delhi for seven Lok Sabha constituencies on May 12.last_img read more

Ham radio helps tribal woman return to native village after a decade

first_imgKolkata: The West Bengal Radio Club (WBRC) – an organisation of ham radio enthusiasts in the state, has been instrumental in sending a tribal woman from Jharkhand to her native village.The lady had been estranged from her family for at least ten years and was languishing at Behala Vidyasagar Hospital for more than 45 days. “I received a call a few days ago from the superintendent of Vidyasagar State General Hospital, seeking our assistance in uniting a tribal woman with her family. They informed us that all their efforts to understand the language of the woman have gone in vain and so they have been unable to ascertain her identity,” said Amabarish Nag Biswas, secretary of WBRC. The lady was admitted at the hospital by Behala police in sick condition around 50 days ago. She was unable to walk and was suffering from a number of ailments. When she recovered after treatment for around 20 days, the hospital staff asked her about her identity and she spoke for at least five minutes in a language that could not be understood. Informed about the language barrier, a team from WBRC went to the hospital and recorded her speech. It was then circulated among the hams working in the tribal areas of Bengal and also in the tribal belt of the neighbouring Jharkhand and Bihar. Some days ago, a ham named Soumik Das working at Katrashgarh in Dhanbad passed on the information that tribals from village Araju, about 40 km from Jaridih police station area, speak a language similar to the lady. Soumik, along with his team, went to the village and showed the photograph of the woman. They were informed that the woman had gone missing 10-12 years ago and everybody in the village believed that she had died. Her husband and one son had died in the village itself. One of her sons and her daughter, who were staying in the village, had also gone untraced a few years ago. However, the village mukhiya and other villagers informed the team that they would be happy to welcome her back into the village. “We contacted the Superintendent of Police of Bokaro Steel City, under whose jurisdiction the village area falls and sought his help. We also informed him that the villagers had assured us that they would take care of the lady. He was kind enough to send a police team along with a written document that they would take responsibility of rehabilitating the woman. The woman, along with the police team, left the city on Sunday night after completing the formalities at the hospital,” said Subir Datta, president of WBRC.last_img read more

UN agency dispatches aid to assist Ghanaians fleeing violent clashes

28 May 2010The United Nations refugee agency is rushing aid to about 3,500 Ghanaians who have fled into neighbouring Togo after their homes and belongings were destroyed in an ongoing land dispute between two villages in the northeast of the country. Togolese authorities have provided emergency food and other forms of assistance since the refugees began arriving in mid-April, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported today, but the Ghanaians still need water, food, shelter and medicines.About 3,500 refugees have crossed into Togo in the past six weeks and they are now sheltering in four villages in the Savane region, UNHCR spokesperson Andre Mahecic told reporters in Geneva.The group includes many children, pregnant and lactating women, elderly and handicapped people, and some are suffering from malaria or diarrhoea, sparking concerns about possible disease outbreaks.UNHCR said its first emergency aid convoy left the Ghanaian capital, Accra, yesterday morning, loaded with blankets, mats and cooking sets. It will take nearly three days to reach their destination in northern Togo.Another convoy is set to leave in the next few days, carrying hundreds of tents, jerry cans, mosquito nets and cooking sets. The convoys are designed to transport enough assistance to sustain the refugees for the next three months. Educational materials will also be provided.Mr. Mahecic said the agency and Togolese authorities had identified a new site further away from the Ghanaian border where the refugees – who already outnumber local residents of their host villages – can be transferred.“This move will help to improve security and alleviate the pressure on the scarce resources of the host communities and free the public buildings presently used as shelter by refugees,” he said.As the refugees include residents of both villages involved in the land dispute, UNHCR is trying to identify a second site in Togo so that the opposing groups can be separated. In the most recent clashes houses in both villages were pillaged and destroyed and belongings were set on fire.“We hope that the Ghanaian refugees will be able to return to their villages as soon as the conditions allow,” Mr. Mahecic stressed.But this is not the first time this year that Ghanaians have fled into Togo in search of shelter. In March about 300 villagers crossed the border because of the same land dispute before returning home within a few weeks. read more

Rwandan former priest sentenced to 15 years jail by UN war crimes

The United Nations war crimes tribunal for Rwanda today sentenced a former Roman Catholic priest who encouraged and directed the demolition of a church where about 2,000 Tutsis had tried to take shelter during the 1994 genocide – killing all those inside – to 15 years’ jail.Athanase Seromba, the former priest of Nyange Parish in Kivumu commune in the west of the country, was found guilty of genocide and extermination as a crime against humanity by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), sitting in Arusha in neighbouring Tanzania.But Judges Andrésia Vaz of Senegal (presiding), Karin Hökborg of Sweden and Gberdao Gustav Kam of Burkina Faso dismissed the counts of complicity in genocide and conspiracy to commit genocide. Mr. Seromba had pleaded not guilty to all charges.The three judges said prosecutors had established beyond a reasonable doubt that a large number of Tutsis had sought refuge at his church on or about 12 April 1994 as Interahamwe militiamen and gendarmes surrounded the building and began to attack it with grenades.Mr. Seromba later spoke to the driver of a bulldozer, encouraging and identifying when to start demolishing the parish building and which parts were the weakest. All those Tutsis inside the Nyange church were killed when the church was bulldozed and its roof subsequently crashed.Mr. Seromba was arrested by Tanzanian authorities in February 2002 after surrendering to the ICTR following his arrival from Italy, where he had been working as a priest, allegedly under a false identity, in two parishes near Florence.Some 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were murdered, mostly by machete, across Rwanda in just 100 days starting in April 1994. The Security Council set up the ICTR in November that year to prosecute people responsible for genocide and other serious violations of international humanitarian law. read more

Aluminum maker Alcoa opens 4Q earnings season with profit that matches analysts

by The Associated Press Posted Jan 8, 2013 5:06 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Alcoa Inc. said Tuesday that fourth-quarter earnings met Wall Street’s expectations, and it sees slightly higher demand for aluminum this year.Net income was $242 million, or 21 cents per share. That includes one-time gains like income from selling a hydroelectric project.Without those gains, the company would have made six cents per share — exactly what analysts expected, according to FactSet — on revenue of $5.90 billion. Sales were higher than the $5.58 billion that analysts predicted.A year ago, the company posted a fourth-quarter loss of $191 million, or 18 cents per share, on revenue of $5.99 billion, and a loss after special items of 3 cents per share.The weak global economy has hurt demand for aluminum used in everything from airplanes to soda cans. But Alcoa sees demand growing 7 per cent in 2013, up from a 6 per cent gain in 2012, with the best prospects in aerospace but slower improvement in demand for autos, packaging, and building and construction materials.The company said it hit record profits in its aluminum-rolling and product-making businesses while cutting costs in its mining and refining or “upstream” segment.Chairman and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld said the company overcame volatile aluminum prices and global economic weakness and was in “strong position to maximize profitable growth” in 2013.Alcoa is the first company in the Dow Jones industrial average to report fourth-quarter earnings. Because it makes aluminum for so many key industries, investors study Alcoa’s results for clues about the health and direction of the overall economy.Alcoa shares ended regular trading where they began, unchanged at $9.10. In after-hours trading following the earnings report, the stock gained 14 cents to $9.24. Aluminum maker Alcoa opens 4Q earnings season with profit that matches analysts’ forecasts read more

LETTER Sugar has a very bright future if the correct decisions

The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) having read the APNU column – Facing reality GUYSUCO – which appeared in the June 25, 2017 Kaieteur News, finds it necessary to offer a response to some of the assertions made therein.Our Union, at the outset, must admit that it is pleasing to see the APNU referring to the Sugar Commission of Inquiry (CoI), especially since its one of the more costly CoI’s that was established since the APNU/AFC took the reins of power. GAWU and, we are sure, many others were of the view that the Coalition forgot about the CoI as there is hardly any reference to it now-a-days and seemingly none of the recommendations it made are being adopted. At this juncture, we must remind the APNU that the CoI clearly, unambiguously and without contradiction recommended that no estate be closed yet we see one estate already closed and two (2) more slated for closure. That CoI also said that non-sugar diversification, were they to be pursued, should be done on non-sugar lands recognizing the uncertainties with such ventures as well as the limited employment prospects. Moreover, the CoI recommended that the industry pursue diversification into areas such as electricity production, refined sugar and other sugar cane by-products. Clearly, as we see from the Government plans the CoI’s report has been placed on a shelf to gather dust and its findings and conclusions may not have been the tune the Government wanted to hear. The APNU also drew to attention an important finding that despite production falling by 14 per cent between 2006 and 2015, foreign exchange earnings fell only by 6 per cent. This statistic serves to illustrate how important the industry is to the economy. At a time when foreign exchange is a growing concern, we ask the APNU can the economy afford to lose sugar’s foreign exchange earnings?While APNU says the industry will be sustaining losses of about $10B in year 2025, the Skeldon Co-Generation facility, when production at that estate was less than one-third of its potential, realized income of about $9.5B last year. We make this point to illustrate that with the Skeldon Co-Generation facility together with similar facilities at Albion, Blairmont, Enmore and Uitvlugt and other plausible ventures would see the industry not in the red, but would see indeed billions of dollars in profits. The fact that APNU continues to sell GuySuCo as only and solely a raw, bulk sugar producer is causing wrong conclusions to be drawn. We wish to remind that the CoI even advised how the industry could move forward in a diversification programme. In its structural proposal it indicates that sugar revenue becomes part of several revenue earning streams accruing to the industry. While, APNU tells us that GuySuCo’s short-term debt stood at $37.7B at the end of 2015, the Corporation’s Chairman Professor Clive Thomas told the Parliamentary Economic Services Committee that short-term indebtedness was $11.7B at the end of 2016. If the APNU figure is indeed correct, this is a significant movement and is telling us that GuySuCo is seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Moreover, we wish to advise the APNU, according to 2015 GuySuCo financial statements, the Corporation has pledged to its debtors of $1.4B in assets at that time and not $42B as APNU says. What the APNU does not question for whatever reason is the value-for-money it received for the $32B it gave GuySuCo. Despite the large investment the results are not spelt out in improved production and productivity. Certainly this should stick out in the dark to the Coalition policymakers. The GAWU, as we outlined in our presentation to the Government on February 17, 2017, strongly holds that sugar has a very bright future if the correct decisions are made. Furthermore, as we see at Wales the planned diversification initiatives are not even close to being realized but depravity and misery is steadily growing and the situation is becoming more and more depressing. We ask APNU if this is what the ‘Good Life’ is meant to be. Yours faithfully, Seepaul NarineGeneral Secretary Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedLetters: Government sugar policy not clear at allSeptember 3, 2018In “Letters”Govt ‘poorly handled’ Wales estate closure – says veteran trade unionistJanuary 24, 2016In “Local News”Jagdeo blasts Gov’t over impending decision to close LBI estateApril 14, 2016In “latest news” read more

Napoli will not bow to pressure against Juve – Sarri

first_imgNapoli manager Maurizio Sarri is adamant that they will be sticking to their principles against Juventus on Sunday, regardless of the consequencesThe Light Blues secured a 4-2 win on Wednesday against a stubborn Udinese side at their Stadio San Paolo with Napoli twice having fallen behind the visitors.However, inside an 11 minute period, Napoli scored three goals through Raul Albiol, Arkadiusz Milik and Lorenzo Tonelli to secure the three points and close the gap to their title rivals to just four points.Speaking to Mediaset Premium, afterwards, Sarri stated his intention for Napoli to remain calm and stick to their philosophy in a potential title decider against rivals Juventus with the side looking to win the Serie A for the first time since 1990.“Our team always tries to take the initiative and play our football, regardless of venue, opponent or situation. That is our philosophy,” said the Napoli coach, according to FourFourTwo.Stefano Sensi, inter milanReport: Inter go top with win over Udinese George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Inter Milan are top of Serie A after beating Udinese to make it three wins out of three.Antonio Conte’s career at Inter Milan, could…“Clearly, it’s difficult to go to Turin and try to get the victory, as in terms of strength in depth, I think Juventus are the most complete team in Europe. We’ll give it our best shot.”Sarri felt that Napoli had given a strong performance for most of their match against Udinese and was disappointed that they conceded two goals.“We had a very good initial approach and 25 minutes at a very high level, then 10 minutes of nothingness. After the restart, there was another blackout for 10 minutes, but towards the end we hit extraordinary heights. “It’s disappointing that we allowed those two goals, but I am happy because I saw the team playing with real sharpness again.” said the Italian.last_img read more

Low establishes the rules for Germany squad

first_imgJoachim Low is taking no chances whatsoever this summer as Germany bid to become the first nation to retain the World Cup since Brazil between 1958 and 1962The 58-year-old has already been in charge of the national side for 12 years after replacing Jürgen Klinsmann at the end of the 2006 World Cup.Over this time Low has participated in six major tournaments and has become renown for his rather controversial rules that ban the players from sex, alcohol and social networking.However, Germany did win the 2014 World Cup under his guidance.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…“The boys are very familiar with our behavioural rules,” said Low, according to Marca.“They know what our ambitions are.“Every player is a piece of a puzzle, the team is more important than individuals.”Germany will face Austria in the first of their two warm-up games this Saturday at the Wörthersee Stadion, before facing Saudi Arabia in their final match at Bayer Leverkusen’s BayArena on June 8.last_img read more

Marcelo remains silent on Juventus links

first_imgReal Madrid’s Marcelo has refused to comment on speculation linking him with a surprise reunion with Cristiano Ronaldo at JuventusThe Portuguese star made the shock decision last month to end his trophy-laden nine-year spell at Real in favour of a new challenge and fresh environment at Juventus for this season.But since Ronaldo begun his pre-season training program alongside his new teammates in Turin, reports have emerged in Italy suggesting that the 33-year-old has asked the club board to sign Marcelo.Together the duo won four Champions League titles at Real and formed a close friendship with each other.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.But speaking ahead to Real’s derby showdown with Atletico Madrid in today’s UEFA Super Cup, Marcelo remained silent on the subject.“I’m not going to comment on my future, I’m just here to talk about the UEFA Super Cup,” said the Brazilian on the club website.Juventus’ own left-back Alex Sandro has been linked himself with a €50m exit this summer.last_img read more

Exconvict pleads not guilty to East Village murder held on 5 million

first_img October 19, 2018 Ex-convict pleads not guilty to East Village murder, held on $5 million bail KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom center_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — An ex-con who allegedly killed the proprietor of an East Village flooring-materials store at the victim’s downtown business during a robbery pleaded not guilty Friday to a murder charge that could lead to the death penalty if he’s convicted.Kevin Eugene Cartwright, 51, was ordered held on $5 million bail in the death of 49-year-old Ghedeer “Tony” Radda of El Cajon.The defendant faces a charge of murder with special circumstance allegations of murder during a robbery and murder during a burglary.District Attorney Summer Stephan will decide later whether Cartwright will face life in prison without the possibility of parole or capital punishment if he’s found guilty.Radda, a married father of two young children, was fatally shot at his Bottom Price Flooring store in the 1000 block of G Street on Oct. 10 about 3:30 p.m.Deputy District Attorney Matthew Greco called the attack on Radda “a calculated, violent and lethal ambush.”Radda was lured into a back room by a woman wearing a purple wig, Greco said. Cartwright then allegedly came into the room, shot Radda multiple times, and took money from the register, the prosecutor said.The woman fled in the defendant’s car and remains at large, according to Greco, who said Cartwright fled on foot.Homicide detectives arrested Cartwright on Wednesday in El Cajon.Greco said Cartwright went to prison for 10 years for a series of eight robberies in 1989 and was sent back to prison in 2005 after being convicted of possession of drugs.He’s due back in court on Oct. 24 for a bail review. A status conference was scheduled for Nov. 15.Anyone with information on the female suspect was asked to call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. Updated: 5:30 PM Posted: October 19, 2018last_img read more

UPDATE CRC cuts 100 million from cost estimate

first_imgColumbia River Crossing planners have cut $100 million from the project cost estimates due to the selection of a simpler bridge design, increased certainty of the construction schedule, and other factors, they announced Friday.The $100 million cut — less than 3 percent of total costs — brings the cost estimate for the project to $3.1 billion to $3.5 billion, the CRC said in a news bulletin.The estimate is part of an annual process that helps the project manage risks and reduce cost overruns.The project said its lowered cost estimates resulted from the selection of a deck truss bridge type; increased knowledge of soil conditions from geotechnical boring; receipt of a biological opinion from the National Marine Fisheries Service; and refinement of interchange designs.“The direction last spring from Gov. (Chris) Gregoire and Gov. (John) Kitzhaber on bridge type allowed us to move forward on a solid path to meet the current schedule,” Oregon Transportation Director Matt Garrett said in the release. “We were also able to realize cost savings from increased certainty on our construction approach and design details as we learned more about soil structure in the corridor.”The announcement of a lower cost comes about a month after Oregon Treasurer Ted Wheeler released a report saying that tolling on the project will fall short by up to $598 million.last_img read more

Fire leads to emergency evacuation at Deerfield Beach apartment complex

first_imgDEERFIELD BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Residents of an apartment complex in Deerfield Beach were forced to evacuate after a fire broke out on Wednesday morning.Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue responded to reports of a fire at Century Village just after 8 a.m. and identified apartment 4114, a fourth-floor corner unit, as the source of the fire. Officials said the fire is believed to have started in the kitchen, but the cause is unknown.The flames were extinguished in about 10 minutes, but the unit was heavily damaged as a result of the process. This also caused minor smoke and water damage to the apartment below.About 60 apartments were evacuated while firefighters assessed the situation.Officials cite the complex’s working fire alarms as vital in guiding occupants to safety.No injuries or casualties were reported.The fire is currently being investigated by the State Fire Marshal. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Watchmen teaser trailer for new HBO series takes fans to eerie universe

first_img Share your voice Tick-tock, tick-tock. The teaser trailer for HBO’s upcoming Watchmen series came out on Wednesday, and you shouldn’t watch it if you’re disturbed by masked faces or ticking clocks. They fill the eerie trailer, which doesn’t reveal any spoilers, but is set in an alternate universe where superheroes are forced to become outlaws.The series adapts Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ graphic novel of the same name, and stars Jeremy Irons, Regina King, Don Johnson, Louis Gossett Jr., Frances Fisher and Tim Blake Nelson. The first season will have eight episodes, and Damon Lindelof of Lost fame is the show creator. A 2009 movie was also based on the series.With all the clock-ticking, the teaser still manages to not reveal a premiere date, only citing “fall.” HBO may be needing a new hot show by then, as blockbuster Game of Thrones only has two episodes left.Here’s everything we know about HBO’s Watchmen so far. Tags HBO Post a comment 0 187 Photos See all the Game of Thrones season 8 photos TV and Movieslast_img read more

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As noted by the National Oncologic PET Registry, most PET scans using either F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) or sodium fluoride F-18 (NaF) as the tracer are done on a PET/CT hybrid.Oncology, Cardiology and Other UsesThe complementary advantages offered by PET/CT are particularly useful in oncology. Tri-City PETCT, a diagnostic imaging facility in California, lists three main benefits to having a combined PET/CT scan: earlier diagnosis, accurate staging and localization, and precise treatment and monitoring.Its website gives a few examples of how PET/CT can be used:• Physicians can use it to differentiate between benign and malignant lesions;• Surgeons can use it to determine the optimal location to perform an invasive procedure;• Radiation oncologists can use it to tailor radiation fields reaching all the cancer cells without damaging the surrounding healthy cells;• Medical oncologists can use PET/CT to monitor response to treatment.2In addition, PET/CT has moved beyond oncology and is being used for coronary artery disease and in the diagnosis and evaluation of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological conditions. The American College of Radiology, which offers courses in PET/CT three times a year, says in its course overview that PET/CT “has become the standard-of-care imaging modality in cancer management and has garnered an evolving role in diagnosing neurodegenerative and oncologic diseases.”3Doing a combined PET/CT exam can be an advantage for the patient, who does just one exam instead of having to go to two different places for separate exams. And, since CT provides the attenuation correction, scan time is reduced, which also is easier for the patient.However, PET/CT doesn’t come cheap, according to a Frost & Sullivan report released last year. It said, “Issues surrounding cost have restrained market progression. The cost of a PET/CT fusion scanner ranges anywhere between $1.9 million and $2.4 million, depending on the system configuration; however, this does not include the additional costs for extended interpretation times required by the radiologists.“This is much larger than the cost of a stand-alone PET or CT scanner and, therefore, limits its availability in small medical imaging clinics and rural setups,”  the report continues. “This is because only multi-specialty hospitals and larger clinical setups can afford to install high-end hybrid systems.”4New System IntroductionsNew PET/CT scanners were introduced by three major vendors in 2011:• Introduced at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2011 show, the new Discovery PET/CT 710 from GE Healthcare features 128-slice imaging capabilities and Q.Suite, a collection of capabilities designed to extend quantitative PET by generating more consistent standardized uptake value (SUV) readings.• Also at RSNA, Siemens Healthcare introduced the next-generation Biograph mCT PET/CT scanner that enables precise measurement of metabolic processes and data quantification, including the assessment of neurological disease and cancerous tissue, as well as cardiac blood flow (perfusion). 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New Colin Cowie weddings debut at Hard Rock properties

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> TORONTO — Rock ‘n roll meets romance at Hard Rock Hotels, which just announced brand new Colin Cowie Wedding Collections at its all-inclusive properties in Cancun, Riviera Maya, Vallarta and Punta Cana.Customizable packages range from the ethereal ‘Driftwood Romance’ ceremony, which showcase neutral earth tones and rich foliage, to the elegant ‘Seaside Shimmer’ ceremony, which incorporates crystals and delicate rose accents. For couples seeking a regal approach to their nuptials, the ‘Golden Radiance’ package provides a lavish gilded backdrop with pops of red roses peppered throughout.Indian weddings are also available, complete with Indian music, live entertainment, Mehndi designs and traditional cuisine (available at Hard Rock Hotel Cancun and Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya).All Wedding Collections include complimentary and discounted honeymoon packages that are redeemable for up to one year.All Inclusive Collection renewed its exclusive Colin Cowie Wedding partnership last year for three more years. Wedding packages are handpicked by Cowie and can be mixed and matched, upgraded and customized, with prices starting at US$2,500. Travelweek Group Tags: Hard Rock Hotels, Romance & Weddings Sharecenter_img Tuesday, April 18, 2017 New Colin Cowie weddings debut at Hard Rock properties Posted bylast_img read more

Long lines await Nicaraguans hoping to obtain residency status in Costa Rica

first_imgSome 1,300 Nicaraguan citizens stood in lines stretching around the block this week at the Nicaraguan Embassy in San José, waiting for documents that will enable them to legalize their immigration status in Costa Rica. The lines began forming last week.Undocumented Nicaraguans in Costa Rica are taking advantage of an extension offered by Costa Rica’s Immigration Administration to obtain residency status by November.Many of them sleep outside embassy facilities in Barrio La California, hoping to access the building early in the morning.Embassy staff was forced to extend office hours and use parking spaces to attend to the high number of visitors who arrive each day to request for birth certificates and criminal records.Nicaraguan officials said they are working until 8 or 9 p.m. to be able to assist as many people as they can. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

Live your best life Register for tickets to the Oprah Winfrey show

first_imgDue to overwhelming demand, The Oprah Winfrey Show has announced plans to tape two shows on December 14 at the Sydney Opera House Forecourt. The reservation window for the release of tickets to these tapings will be open in Sydney from tomorrow (5 November) at 10 a.m. until November 7th at 3 p.m. Ticket requests will then enter into a random lottery and those who are chosen to attend an Oprah Winfrey Show taping will be informed on November 7th. The first morning taping is expected to be from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. while the evening taping will be from 3 p.m. until 7.p.m  To submit your ticket request you must first become an Oprah.com member: https://myown.oprah.com/register.html Source = e-Travel Blackboard: C.Flast_img read more

Ryanair enhance services

first_imgThe low-cost airline will also reduce its boarding card reissue fee from €70/£70 to €15/£15 for customers who have already checked in online from the beginning of December 2013. “As we implement our plans to grow from 80m to over 110m customer per annum over the next five years, we are actively listening and responding to our customers so that they can continue to expect low fares and on-time flights,” Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary said. Ryanair also plan to operate “quiet flights” prior to 8am and after 9pm from 1 November 2013. From 1 November 2013, Ryanair will remove the “recaptcha” security code from the Ryanair.com website for individual bookings, while customers who book directly on the website will be given a 24-hour grace period from the time of their original booking, to correct any minor errors made. Ryanair will allow passengers to bring a second small carry-on bag on-board from 1 December 2013. Ryanair has unveiled a new range of customer service enhancements to be introduced over the next six months, following an extensive feedback programme. No PA announcements will be made during “quiet flights”, other than the required safety announcements, while the airline will also dim the lights on these flights. From 5 January 2014 Ryanair’s standard airport bag fees will be cut from €60/£60 to €30/£30 at the bag drop desk, and from €60/£60 to €50/£50 at the boarding gate, bringing them into line with competitor airline standard airport bag fees. Source = ETB News: P.T.last_img read more

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first_img Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   8: Although the offensive line suffered a notable loss with the injury to Cooper, all and all they did a nice job in pass protection. In four games, Cardinals quarterbacks were sacked eight times. And of those eight sacks, seven occurred with backup Drew Stanton or Ryan Lindley behind center.10: Todd Bowles’ defense forced an NFL-high 10 turnovers during the preseason, including six in their 12-7 victory over the Cowboys back on Aug. 17.24: Neither Patrick Peterson nor Tyrann Mathieu had much of an opportunity to make a big play on special teams during the preseason. But while the former LSU teammates recorded three fair catches out of a possible seven chances, each had a return of 24 yards.36: Three of the Cardinals’ 10 preseason takeaways were recorded by undrafted rookie safety Tony Jefferson, who wears the No. 36. Jefferson finished the preseason with 13 tackles, a sack and a QB hit.75 While briefly tested with the signing of Dan Carpenter, 37-year-old Jay Feely did enough to earn the placekicking job going into the 2013 season. Feely converted on six of his eight attempts, including two from beyond 50 yards.2010: Arizona won three of its four preseason games for the first time since 2010. That season, Ken Whisenhunt and Co. finished last in the NFC West with a 5-11 record. – / 24 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The Arizona Cardinals closed out what was for all intents and purposes an impressive showing in the preseason with a 32-24 victory over the Denver Broncos Thursday night at Sports Authority Field.While the team’s 3-1 record won’t mean much once the regular season gets under way Sept. 8, here’s a look back at the last four weeks by the numbers.0: Carson Palmer and the first-team offense had their fair share of troubles inside the red zone, but the first-year Cardinal didn’t commit any costly turnovers — something that hasn’t always been the case in recent years for quarterbacks in the Valley. In three games, Palmer threw two touchdowns to go along with no interceptions. The former Heisman Trophy winner’s only real blemish came on a turnover on downs against the Dallas Cowboys.center_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 1: The preseason is primarily about finding the best 53 players to fill a roster, but it’s also about staying healthy. The Cardinals did that for the most part, outside of the broken left leg suffered by first-round draft pick Jonathan Cooper on Aug. 24. Cooper had successful surgery on the leg earlier this week, but he is expected to miss a majority, if not all of the 2013 season.2: Bruce Arians made no bones about it after Thursday night’s game. He doesn’t care about overloading the running back position, even if it means five guys (Rashard Mendenhall, Ryan Williams, Alfonso Smith, Stepfan Taylor and Andre Ellington) make the 53-man roster. While a lot of recent attention has been placed on Williams’ future with the team, the duo of Taylor and Ellington deserves some of the headlines, as well. On 61 carries, the two rookies combined for 202 yards and a touchdown.4: The battle for the team’s fourth wide receiver position behind Larry Fitzgerald, Andre Roberts and Michael Floyd was one of the more intriguing plot lines during the preseason. And all of the candidates — Jaron Brown (11 catches, 145 yards and two touchdowns), Charles Hawkins (11 catches for 209 yards), Kerry Taylor (nine catches for 122 yards) and Mike Thomas (two catches for 20 yards and a touchdown) — acquitted themselves nicely. last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Inspired by the success

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterInspired by the success of the past two seasons and in response to high guest demand for the region, ultra-luxury cruise line Seabourn will offer a line up of 11-, 12- and 14-day Alaska and British Columbia cruises onboard Seabourn Sojourn in 2019.With just 10 departures scheduled through the season running from June to October 2019, only about 4,500  guests will be able to enjoy the region in Seabourn style next year, making early booking an imperative.“There is so much wilderness and wildlife to see and discover in Alaska and British Columbia, and our guests can’t get enough of it,” said Chris Austin, Seabourn’s senior vice president of Global Marketing & Sales. “We’re excited to be heading north in 2019 for the third year in a row, and to offer the Ultimate Alaska experience, showing your luxury clients just how beautiful and remarkable the region is while sailing on the finest resort at sea.”Itinerary highlights of Seabourn’s 2019 season in Alaska and British Columbia include:Ultimate Alaska Sojourn: An 11-day voyage northbound from Vancouver, British Columbia to Anchorage (Seward), Alaska. Three departures from June to August will feature Ketchikan, Sitka, Haines/Skagway and Juneau, as well as scenic cruising to Tracy/Endicott Arm and Misty Fjords. Departures 7 June, 14 July and 20 August.Ultimate Glacier & Fjord Adventure: A 14-day cruise sailing southbound from Anchorage (Seward), Alaska to Vancouver, British Columbia. Three departures from June to September will begin with scenic cruising of the beautiful Kenai Fjords and Aialik Glacier before visiting Alaska’s marquee ports and adding Prince Rupert and the First Nations villages of Klemtu and Alert Bay in British Columbia’s breathtaking Inside Passage. Departures 18 June, 25 July and 31 August.Ultimate Alaska & Inside Passage: A 12-day round-trip Vancouver voyage sailing four times between July and September. These voyages visit Sitka, Ketchikan, Wrangell and Juneau in Alaska and traverse the beautiful Canadian Inside Passage to Prince Rupert, Klemtu and Alert Bay en-route back to Vancouver. Departures 2 July, 8 August, 14 September and 26 September.All the 2019 voyages will offer optional for-charge Ventures by Seabourn shore excursions featuring guided Zodiac cruising and kayak excursions launched directly from the ship, as well as hiking and wildlife viewing. Guests will not only enjoy glaciers, fjords and rustic Alaskan ports that every Alaska cruiser expects, but also signature “hidden gems” that larger ships cannot access. These excursions will be led by Seabourn Sojourn’s expedition team of naturalists, science, wildlife and historical experts. They will also interact with guests throughout each sailing, including complimentary formal presentations as part of the Seabourn Conversations program and, on deck, pointing out, interpreting and enhancing desirable locations as well as in more casual conversations over meals or at leisure.Depending on the itinerary, Seabourn’s Alaska & British Columbia voyages include calls to rarely visited locations such as Alert Bay and Klemtu, a town of fewer than 500 people belonging to the Kitasoo Native Band where guests will enjoy an exclusive cultural experience as an inclusion of the voyage. Access towering forests along the Inland Passage and the graceful breaching of humpback whales in the Kenai Fjords. Guests can explore cities and towns including the state capital of Juneau, colourful Ketchikan, and historical Sitka, whose Tlingit roots go back 10,000 years. In certain areas such as Misty Fjords, they will be able to explore wildlife-rich waterways, forested mountain vistas and lacy waterfalls up close via Ventures by Seabourn excursions.Each of the 11-, 12- and 14-day cruises will include complimentary Seabourn all-weather jackets; inspiring Seabourn Conversations with special onboard guest speakers; opportunities for frequent wildlife sightings from the ship and shore; and a “Caviar on the Ice” deck party and other special deck events.In addition, Seabourn offers clients the opportunity to explore Alaska in greater depth with the Denali Experience, an exclusive and optional Seabourn Journey available before or after select Seabourn Alaska voyages. The five-day Denali Experience is a fully escorted, custom-designed overland adventure promising awe-inspiring wonder with luxury accommodations and culinary options. Venturing into the Great Land, Seabourn guests will soar high above glaciers in a flightseeing plane, as well as head deep into the protected wilderness of Denali National Park with a guide to spot grizzly and black bears, wolves, moose, caribou and more.At the end of the season, don’t miss a repeat of Pacific Gold Coast, an eight-day voyage southbound from Vancouver to Los Angeles with stops in Seattle, Washington, Victoria B.C., San Francisco, Monterey and Santa Barbara, California. Departure 8 October.Visit www.seabourn.comGo back to the enewsletterlast_img read more