Another example of vendetta politics Rahul on Shivakumar arrest

first_imgNew Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday alleged that D K Shivakumar’s arrest was another example of “vendetta politics” and the BJP government was using probe agencies and a “pliant” media to selectively target individuals. After a long session of grilling, Shivakumar was placed under arrest by the Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday in a money laundering case. “The arrest of DK Shivakumar is another example of the vendetta politics unleashed by the government, using agencies like the ED/CBI & a pliant media to selectively target individuals,” Gandhi tweeted. The Congress has hit out at the BJP-led Centre over Shivakumar’s arrest, asserting the opposition party will not be intimidated by the “politics of persecution” and continue to pose “hard questions” to the government.last_img read more

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Kelly Ellard killer of Reena Virk has day parole extended for six

first_imgThe Canadian Press VANCOUVER — The Parole Board of Canada has extended day parole for Kelly Ellard, who was convicted of second-degree murder in the killing of 14-year-old Reena Virk near Victoria in 1997.Ellard, who now goes by Kerry Marie Sim, received day parole in November 2017 and the board has extended it in six-month increments on several occasions.In the latest decision, dated Jan. 8, the board says the 36-year-old has continued to make “positive progress” in the community and has complied with her conditions.Ellard became pregnant in 2016 during a conjugal visit with her boyfriend and the board says her young child continues to be a “strong motivator” for her to improve her life.It also says she works part time in sales and marketing and staff at the halfway house where she lives say she has good relationships with workers and residents.But the board warns it’s concerned about her common-law spouse’s recent suspension while he was on parole, and says the relationship must be “carefully monitored” in future.Ellard was convicted in 2005 after three trials and received a life sentence.A court heard Ellard, then 15, and several other teens swarmed and beat Virk before Ellard and a teenage boy held her head underwater until she drowned.last_img read more

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Jennifer Aniston Joins Stars For 13th Annual St Jude Thanks And Giving

first_imgThis holiday season, Jennifer Aniston, Sofia Vergara, Michael Strahan, Jimmy Kimmel and Luis Fonsi will once again join St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital National Outreach Director Marlo Thomas in promoting the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign.JENNIFER ANISTON JOINs MARLO THOMAS FOR 13TH ANNUAL ST. JUDE THANKS AND GIVING CAMPAIGNEach celebrity supporter will star alongside St. Jude patients in national television spots and digital shorts encouraging people to support St. Jude while holiday shopping.Now in its thirteenth year, the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign has transformed the holiday season into a time of giving thanks by raising awareness and funds for the ongoing battle to end childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Throughout November and December, consumers are asked to support the campaign by shopping at more than 70 leading national brands and sharing what they #GiveThanks for using social media.“Every year the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign helps transform the holiday season into a time when we can all make a huge difference and help save the lives of precious children battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases,” said Jennifer Aniston. “St. Jude holds a special place in my heart and I am honored to lend my voice in raising awareness to support St. Jude’s lifesaving mission of finding cures and saving children in communities across America and around the world.”The national television commercials will debut Thanksgiving week on Monday Nov. 21 and run through the end of the year. In addition to national awareness commercials, celebrity friends will support St. Jude on #GivingTuesday and throughout the campaign by sharing what they #GiveThanks for.“It’s so important to me to be a part of the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign because it’s a great way to help give hope to kids battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases,” said Sofia Vergara. “These beautiful children have such incredible strength and spirit. I hope everyone will join me in supporting St. Jude, as this magnificent hospital continues its groundbreaking research and life-saving treatments.”“We are deeply grateful for our incredible friends who lend their time and talents to support St. Jude,” said Marlo Thomas, National Outreach Director for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “It means so much to us that year after year they open their hearts to the children of St. Jude. We are blessed to have their unwavering support and their generous spirit that helps St. Jude raise the funds that allows our doctors and scientists to continue their groundbreaking research, which leads to lifesaving treatments. And lets us keep my father’s founding promise that no family receives a bill from St. Jude for anything — not for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.”Supporters will also be able to purchase merchandise designed by their favorite celebrities to benefit St. Jude. For the second year, St. Jude worked with the family of Maya Angelou to design a one-of-a-kind glass lantern. St. Jude partner HSN collaborated with celebrity friends including Marlo Thomas, Melissa McCarthy, Kristin Chenoweth, Christie Brinkley, Iris Apfel, Giuliana Rancic, and more in designing a Holiday Ornament Collection.“I’m excited once again to be a part of the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign and support St. Jude in its fight against childhood cancer,” said Jimmy Kimmel. “I had a lot of fun filming these spots with Isabelle, Marleigh and John Claude – all of whom are great kids. This holiday season we can help St. Jude continue to treat the toughest cases while ensuring that families never pay St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food. Every little bit can help save the lives of these sweet and beautiful children.”Created in 2004 by Marlo, Terre and Tony Thomas – children of St. Jude founder Danny Thomas – the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign began as a holiday-focused fundraising effort and has grown into an annual tradition that unites celebrities, media, retail and corporate partners to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude.The campaign’s national television spots will air on network and cable television channels, as well as online, in both English and Spanish. In addition, a star-studded St. Jude Thanks and Giving movie trailer appears in theatres nationwide – including Regal Entertainment Group, Cinemark USA, Carmike Cinemas, Malco Theatres and many others. It is also featured via in-flight videos on American Airlines, in the American Way magazine, as well as in Delta Airlines’ Sky Magazine. In addition, AccentHealth, America’s leading waiting room media network, shows the St. Jude PSA in physician offices around the country. All of the spots, as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, will debut online in late November.last_img read more

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Weekly Summary Corporate dividends name changes new listings

first_imgNEW YORK — Changes announced in corporate dividends Dec. 17-Dec. 21.INCREASED DIVIDENDSAT&T .51 from .50Abbott Laboratories .32 from .28Alamo Group .12 from .11Albany Intl .18 from .17Andersons Inc (The) .17 from .165Annaly Cap Mgmt .30 from .2217Balchem .47 from .42Boeing 2.055 from 1.71Cantel Medical .10 from .085Community Financial .125 from .10CubeSmart .32 from .30Eili Lilly .645 from .5625Ensign Group .0475 from .045Fifth Third Bancorp .22 from .18Guaranty Fed Bcshs Mo .13 from .12Heico Cl A .07 from .06Heico Corp .07 from .06Investar Holding .05 from .045Lamb Weston Holdings .20 from .19125Limoneira .075 from .0625MGM Growth Properties .4475 from .4375Morningstar .28 from .25Norwood Financial .24 from .22Pfizer .36 from .34Reliant Bancor .09 from .08ServisFirst Bancshares .15 from .11Utd Security Bancshares .11 from .10Washington Trust .47 from .43SPECIAL DIVIDENDSCherry Hill Mtge Inv .15JBG Smith Properties .10Sunstone Hotel Investors .54g- Canadian fundsOTHER CORPORATE NEWS AND LISTINGS:STOCK SPLITS THIS WEEKInvestors Real Est Tr 1 for 10 reverse splitACQUISITIONS AND MERGERSMINIMUM VALUE $300 MILLIONExpress Scripts Holding – Cigma Corp (54B)Mazor Robotics Ltd ADS – Medtronic plc (1.6B)Spectra Energy Partners LP – Enbridge Inc (3.3B)NEW STOCK LISTINGSNASDAQ GLOBAL AND GLOBAL SELECT MARKETSAptorum Group IncSTOCKS REMOVED FROM TRADINGNYSECitigroup Inc warrants 1/4/19LaSalle Hotel Properties 6.375pc pfd ILaSalle Hotel Properties 6.3pc pfd JNavios Maritime Midstream Part LPNASDAQ GLOBAL AND GLOBAL SELECT MARKETSWintrust Financial Corp warrantsCORPORATE NAME CHANGESAvista Healthcare Public Acquis to Organogenesis Hldg Cl A (and warrants)The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Netflix and chill no more – streaming is getting complicated

first_imgStreaming TV may never again be as simple, or as affordable, as it is now.Disney and WarnerMedia are each launching their own streaming services in 2019 in a challenge to Netflix’s dominance. Netflix viewers will no longer be able to watch hit movies such as “Black Panther” or “Moana,” which will soon reside on Disney’s subscription service. WarnerMedia, a unit of AT&T, will also soon have its own service to showcase its library of blockbuster films and HBO series.Families will have to decide between paying more each month or losing access to some of their favourite dramas, comedies, musicals and action flicks.“There’s definitely a lot of change coming,” said Paul Verna at eMarketer, a digital research company. “People will have more choices of what to stream, but at the same time the market is already fragmented and intimidating and it is only going to get more so.”Media companies are seeking to capitalize on the popularity and profitability of streaming. But by fragmenting the market, they’re also narrowing the once wide selection that fueled the rise of internet-based video. About 55 per cent of U.S. households now subscribe to paid streaming video services, up from just 10 per cent in 2009, according to research firm Deloitte.Just as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime tempted people to “cut the cord” by cancelling traditional cable TV packages, the newer services are looking to dismember those more-inclusive options.Disney Plus is set to launch late next year with new Marvel and Star Wars programming, along with its library of animated and live-action movies and shows. It hasn’t announced pricing yet, but Disney CEO Bob Iger said in an August call with analysts that it will likely be less than Netflix, which runs $8 to $14 a month, since its library will be smaller.AT&T plans a three-tier offering from WarnerMedia, with a slate of new and library content centred around the existing HBO streaming app. No word on pricing yet.Individual channels, such as Fox, ESPN, CBS and Showtime, are also getting into the act. Research group TDG predicts that every major TV network will launch a direct-to-consumer streaming service in the next five years.Netflix and others have invested heavily in original movies and TV shows to keep their customers loyal. Netflix, for instance, said Wednesday that 45 million subscriber accounts worldwide watched the Sandra Bullock thriller “Bird Box” during its first seven days on the service, the biggest first-week success of any movie made for the company’s nearly 12-year-old streaming service.That first-week audience means nearly a third of Netflix’s 137 million subscribers watched the movie from Dec. 21 through Dec. 27 — a holiday-season stretch when many people aren’t working and have more free time.But Netflix, Hulu and others may soon have to do without programs and movies licensed from their soon-to-be rivals. In December, Netflix paid a reported $100 million to continue licensing “Friends” from WarnerMedia.Why are media companies looking to get in? Data and dollars. Sure, they get money when they sell their programs to other services like Netflix. But starting their own service allows networks and studios access to valuable data about who is binging on their shows.For services with ad-based options, that data translates into more dollars from advertisers. And services that rely only on subscription revenues, media companies can use the data to better tailor their offerings for individual tastes, helping to draw in more subscribers.“I think all media companies are coming to grips with the reality that you better establish a relationship directly with your audiences,” said AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson at an analyst conference earlier this month.The business model that some networks and content companies are currently using, distributing their TV shows and movies only by licensing them to streaming platforms, is getting “disrupted aggressively” as more companies launch their own services, said Stephenson, whose company acquired WarnerMedia in June.Forrester analyst Jim Nail compares this moment to the “Cambrian explosion,” a historic era when plant and animal species rapidly multiplied after Ice Age glaciers receded.“Big brands like Disney have to evaluate: Are we only going to access this market by licensing our content to Netflix, Hulu and others?” he said. “Or, can we go direct to the consumer with our own service?”But a multiplicity of streaming services could easily overwhelm or confuse consumers. To get a full slate of programming, TV watchers may soon have to subscribe to several services instead of just one or two.Among those options will be services like Netflix and Hulu that offer a wide range of video from a variety of sources; cable-like “skinny bundles” such as FuboTV, Sling and YouTube TV that offer a variety of live channels; and channel- or network-specific services like Disney Plus.Consider just AT&T’s plan to launch a three-tiered service this year centred on HBO. An entry-level bundle will offer mostly movies; a second, slightly more expensive tier will include original programming and newer movies. A third and still more expensive offering would add more WarnerMedia entertainment such as “Friends.”The cost of multiple streaming services could quickly approach the average cost of a cable bill — not counting the cost of internet service. That’s around $107 per month, according to Leichtman Research Group.“It’s unlikely any of the services individually can charge more than $10 per month,” Forrester’s Nail said. “The great unknown is how many individual streaming services people are willing to sign up for.”Companies are already trying to tame this chaos by bundling multiple streaming services together. Amazon Prime customers can add-on subscriptions to HBO, Showtime or Starz. Roku and Chromecast viewers can access their different services from a central place; Roku said Wednesday it will start selling in-app access to Showtime, Starz and other channels as well.How should consumers deal with all the coming change?“Be patient,” said Michael Greeson, president of research group TDG. “We’re in a time of dramatic change for the TV and video business. There’ll be great benefits, and question marks and consequences.”Mae Anderson, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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CEOs, Hollywood actors got kids to elite US colleges though bribes, fake photos!

first_imgBOSTON: Nearly 50 people, including actors Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were charged on Tuesday in what federal authorities say was a $25 million scam to help wealthy Americans get their children into elite universities like Yale and Stanford. The most sweeping college admissions fraud scheme ever unearthed in the United States was masterminded at a small college-preparation company based in Newport Beach, California, prosecutors said. It relied on bribes to coaches, phony test takers and even doctored photos misrepresenting non-athletic applicants as elite competitors to gain admissions for the offspring of rich parents. Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi Jinping”These parents are a catalog of wealth and privilege,” Andrew Lelling, the U.S. attorney in Boston, said at a news conference. “For every student admitted through fraud, an honest, genuinely talented student was rejected.” William “Rick” Singer, 58, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges related to running the scheme through his Edge College & Career Network, which charged from $100,000 to as much as $2.5 million per child for the services, which were masked as contributions to a scam charity Singer runs. Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in Xinjiang”I was essentially buying or bribing the coaches for a spot,” Singer said as he pleaded guilty to charges including racketeering, money laundering and obstruction of justice. “And that occurred very frequently.” Dressed in a dark sweater blazer, wearing glasses, her hair in a ponytail, Huffman, best known for her role in the TV series, “Desperate Housewives,” was among around 20 defendants who appeared in a Los Angeles court. Many were slumped in chairs and one woman tried to hide her face. Huffman’s actor husband William H. Macy, known for roles in movies such as “Fargo” and the hit TV series “Shameless”, sat in the front row of court wearing a gray sweater coat. Magistrate Judge Alexander MacKinnon ordered Huffman’s release on a $250,000 bond before a March 29 hearing in Boston. All the defendants who appeared in the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles were likely to be released on bond, Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, said in an email. Macy has not been charged in the case, but Assistant U.S. Attorney Adam Schleifer told the court he was a “subject of the investigation.” Loughlin’s husband Mossimo Giannulli, a fashion designer known for his “Mossimo” brand, sat in court wearing a hooded sweatshirt and close-cropped hair. He was released on a $1 million bond. Loughlin, best known for her role in the ABC sitcom “Full House” and the recent Netflix sequel “Fuller House,” has also been charged. Huffman, Giannulli and Loughlin have yet to enter pleas. The case was the latest in a series of scandals that have rocked the high-stakes, high-stress world of admissions to top colleges. Prosecutors in Boston in recent years have also charged Chinese nationals with cheating on entrance exams, while the College Board, which administers the SAT tests, was rocked in 2016 by a security breach that exposed hundreds of questions planned for tests. Some 300 law enforcement agents swept across the country to make arrests in what agents code-named “Operation Varsity Blues.” Prosecutors have so far named 33 parents, 13 coaches and associates of Singer’s business. Other parents charged include Manuel Henriquez, the chief executive of specialty finance lender Hercules Capital Inc; Gordon Caplan, the co-chairman of international law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Bill McGlashan Jr., who heads a buyout investment arm of private equity firm TPG Capital; and Douglas Hodge, the former CEO of the investment management firm Pimco. Representatives for the companies, and for Huffman and Loughlin, either declined to comment or did not respond to requests for comment. The alleged masterminds of scam and parents who paid into it could all face up to 20 years in prison if convicted. On a call with a wealthy parent, prosecutors said, Singer summed up his business: “What we do is help the wealthiest families in the U.S. get their kids into school.” No students have been charged and authorities said some of them were unaware of the scams. Prosecutors said it was up to the universities what to do with students admitted through cheating. Yale University and the University of Southern California (USC) said that they were cooperating with investigators. “The Department of Justice believes that Yale has been the victim of a crime perpetrated by its former women’s soccer coach,” Yale said in a statement. The coach, Rudolph Meredith, resigned in November after 24 years running the women’s soccer team. Meredith, who is accused of accepting a $400,000 bribe from Singer, is due to plead guilty, prosecutors said. His lawyer declined to comment.last_img read more

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Murray Roberts Cementation boosting safety and work quality

first_imgMurray & Roberts Cementation reports promising results from the first formal assessment of the impact of its 1st Choice program, implemented in 2010 as an intervention to boost safety levels and establish the company as a 1st Choice employer and service provider in the mining industry.Theunis Mienie, HR director at Murray & Roberts Cementation, says the March 2011 assessment was initiated to evaluate the penetration of the programme from project to project, as well as at head office. Assessments will take place every six months from now onwards.1st Choice encourages employees to participate in changing the culture of the company by contributing their ideas and issues. The objective is to create the ideal working environment where behaviours employees favour are respected and rewarded, and those they find objectionable are eliminated. “While there is still much room for improvement, the March assessment provided convincing evidence of an across the board upturn in the way our personnel behave on the job and during interactions with their colleagues and clients,” he says. “The biggest improvement, from project to project, is a reduction in abusive behaviour.”Armed with these results, the HR team is currently giving feedback to senior management, as well as to personnel on each project and to the two labour unions participating in the programme – the National Union of Mineworkers and Solidarity. Personnel at all levels will be included in discussions determining interventions to address the remaining negative behaviours.“These behaviours mean different things to different people,” say Mienie. “But what we’re seeking to achieve is personal commitment to a behavioural framework that relates in a very relevant way to the place where each person lives and works every day.”Mienie and his team are determined to see 1st Choice become a key enabler of the Murray & Roberts Cementation business culture. The program has been given such strategic importance that it is incorporated into all formal company activities, including executive committee, board and project meetings.“We believe that over time, as our workplace transforms, our employees will also begin to impact life beyond the workplace – transforming their households, communities and ultimately, the society they live in. We acknowledge that this kind of behaviour shift takes time, but the results we’re already seeing give us confidence in the ultimate success of the programme,” he concludes.Murray & Roberts Cementation is a member of the mining cluster called “The Cementation Group” which is owned by the Murray & Roberts Group. Murray & Roberts Cementation provides capabilities and services which encompass the full spectrum of the mining value chain, including mine engineering, mine development, contract mining and other sought-after mining services.last_img read more

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ExxonMobil highlights mine specific lubrication product range in Johannesburg

first_imgExxonMobil recently took part in the Mining Summit 2015 in South Africa to highlight the importance of proper lubrication at mine sites across the African continent. The company offers a comprehensive range of heavy-duty diesel engine oils, hydraulic oils and greases that work hand-in-hand to enable machinery on mining sites to operate effectively.“Mining operators are constantly looking at ways to maximise performance and reduce costs. With the availability and output of mining machinery directly linked to the overall productivity and profitability of a mining site, operators can gain a competitive advantage by selecting high-performance lubricants, such as Mobil Delvac™ engine oils and Mobil™ Grease.“The primary function of a lubricant is to protect equipment, reduce unscheduled downtime and extend oil drain intervals,” said Mohamed Mourad, Industrial Marketing Advisor Europe, Africa and Middle East at ExxonMobil. “But the latest advancements in lubricant technology, especially when it comes to fully synthetic based products, mean certain oils and greases provide outstanding levels of protection on top of other potential benefits.”Mourad was among the key speakers at the Mining Summit 2015, which was held in Johannesburg on 11 and 12 March, 2015. The event brought together delegates involved in all areas of mining from across the continent. Focus topics at the event covered efficiency, sustainability and technology, from exploration to production. ExxonMobil has formulated a range of synthetic lubricants that help mining companies achieve their safety and productivity related goals. They can also deliver a range of potential performance benefits, such as prolonging equipment life, improving energy efficiency and extending oil life when compared to conventional mineral oils.These lubricants are used in a wide range of stationary and mobile equipment commonly found in mining applications. They include Mobil Delvac 1™ engine oils are one of the most advanced series of commercial vehicle lubricants available. The range includes Mobil Delvac 1 ESP 5W-40, a fully synthetic heavy-duty diesel engine oil that can help to extend engine life while providing long drain capability for modern diesel engines operating in severe applications. The Mobil SHC™ 600 Series circulating and gear oils “demonstrate the ability to deliver potential energy efficiency benefits up to 3.6% compared with our conventional oils.”The Mobil DTE 10 Excel™ Series is a range of high-performance hydraulic oils that provide long oil life and help minimise deposit formation in severe hydraulic systems. In controlled laboratory efficiency testing, Mobil DTE 10 Excel was measured to provide up to a 6% improvement in hydraulic pump efficiency compared to standard hydraulic oil. Finally, the Mobilgrease XHPTM MINE Series greases are specifically designed to meet the needs of off-highway and mining equipment that require lubricants “which offer exceptional extreme pressure/anti-wear performance, and will remain in place even in tough conditions.”last_img read more

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VIDEO Meet the VTeam in Hala Legionow

PGE Vive Kielce, for the second time this season, will host match at VELUX EHF Champions League. After two defeats in away clashes, but also powerful performance at Hala Legionów against THW Kiel 32:21, another spectacle is scheduled for Sunday, 15.00 hrs, against SG Flensburg Handewitt.If you take your seat in the hall of the Polish champions, you will have a chance to meet V TEAM. Enjoy in another great piece by PGE Vive Kielce TV crew. ← Previous Story Berge calls Norwegians for Golden League 2017 Next Story → PSG Handball on 100% alongside Montpellier read more

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PSG Handball sent message Omeyer Defense was perfect

Momir Ilic, netted seven goals, came to 971 at VELUX EHF Champions League. – Congratulations to Paris, not for this one only but for both victories. They were better in both games, we only had parts where we were better but if we look at two 60 minutes then Paris was better. We have to learn and get better in parts of the game. They are one of the best teams, they are capable to win the CL, and they showed why. We have to take a step forward and learn from this game. We will train harder and be smarter. I hope and think that we can beat them some day. My players tried to beat them in both games but sometimes it does not work for someone. We are not going to put our heads down. We lost twice against Paris but I am not ashamed of that. We are working harder from Monday. We are satisfied to win today. It was one of the toughest game we had. We did not start great but our team fought back and I am proud of the team. In the second half we had problems in attack but our keeper was good the whole game. I think we played a good game but we can play even better – said assistant of Zvonimir Serdarusic, Staffan Olsson. PSG Handball goalkeeper Thierry Omeyer, once again, was on the line with the title of one of the greatest of all time:We are happy that we could win today. It was a very difficult match against a very good team. We had to play focused and well for 60 minutes to be able to win this game. Our defense was excellent. We fought together and for each other. I am glad that we won this match!Ljubomir Vranjes will have enough time to analyse his team’s failure in the last two matches… Paris Saint Germain Handball presented themselves as better team than Telekom Veszprem in this moment. The French champions beat one of the biggest rivals in European handball, Hungarian champions, twice in seven days. EHF Champions LeaguePSG HandballTelekom VeszpremThierry Omeyer – Congratulations to PSG. We had a very good beginning, but we knew that it will be difficult to keep up the good game for 60 minutes. There were periods when we lost concentration and made many faults, so we weren’t able to turn the match around. Omeyer had good saves and our opponent were able to shoot easy fast break goals. ← Previous Story CHAMPIONS IN SERIES: Rhein Neckar Lowen simply “too weak” in Skopje Next Story → THREE YEARS OF RIVALRY: GONZALES – JACOBSEN 5:2 read more

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Japanese Space Probe Brings Back Asteroid Dust

first_imgIt reads like the beginnings of a bad horror movie–after sevenyears in space, a Japanese probe has brought back asteroid dust. It’s the firsttime that the material has been brought to earth. Scientists at Japan AerospaceExploration Agency (JAXA) are hoping to discover information about theformation of the solar system with the material.AdChoices广告“There is so much that humans don’t know, such as howthe Mo on was formed,” a JAXA spokesman told ABC News. “But research,not just into these particles but into other findings, could provide us withhints on how the solar system and the planets were formed.”The surfaces of asteroids, scientists believe, haveundergone few changes that the surface of the earth, which has been shaped byphenomena like atmosphere and water.The particles are made up of minerals like olivine, plagioclases,and pyroxene and are mostly smaller than 1/100th of a millimeter.last_img read more

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German Airline To Test Out Biofuels

first_imgA German airline will begin experimenting with biofuels, using a 50/50 blend over a period of six months. The company, Lufthansa, will be using the fuel on flights between Hamburg and Frankfurt as a way of testing the effects it has on the aircraft engines.The biofuel will be mixed with traditional jet fuel, though it will only be used in one of the two jet engines; the other will use pure jet fuel. This news makes Lufthansa the first airline in the world to use biofuel for commercial flights. However, the company did not go into specifics about what type of biofuel it will be using. But it will be coming from a renewable source, Lufthansa said.“No rain forest will be deforested for Lufthansa biofuel,” company spokesperson Wolfgang Mayrhuber said. “In the procurement of biofuel, we ensure it originates from a sustainable supply and production process.”Via Wiredlast_img read more

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The 9 at 9 Saturday

first_img http://jrnl.ie/3258405 No Comments EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the stories you need to know as you start your day.1. #NOT INVITED: President Trump’s administration has banned some media representatives from attending a White House press briefing.2. #GRINDS: A business that owes thousands of euro to parents for pre-paid grinds has said it’s determined to pay the money back, according to RTÉ News.3. #TFMR: A group that campaigns for legalised abortion in the case of fatal foetal abnormalities says it’s “dismayed” that it won’t be presenting at the Citizens’ Assembly.4. #BUSINESS AS USUAL: Strikes at Tesco stores have been suspended for the time being as both sides agree to meet at the Labour Court today.5. #ON THE BRINK: Union SIPTU has put its members working at Bus Éireann on notice to prepare for industrial action.6. #EDINHO: The son of football legend Pele turned himself in after a Brazilian court ordered he should begin serving a nearly 13-year prison sentence for money laundering.7. #NAPLES: Staff at a hospital in Italy have been questioned in connection with a widespread absenteeism scandal, including a doctor who skived off to play tennis.8. #GROUND ZERO: Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary says the government should scrap what he calls “Ireland’s greatest policy catastrophe” – the air travel tax.9. #CLERYS: Lawyers and accountants have received almost half a million euro in fees as part of the liquidation of iconic department store Clerys. Image: Shutterstock/Pariyes Arunrat Short URL By Gráinne Ní Aodha 8,856 Views Share Tweet Email Saturday 25 Feb 2017, 9:00 AM Image: Shutterstock/Pariyes Arunrat The 9 at 9: Saturday Sit back, relax and have a read of today’s stories. Feb 25th 2017, 9:00 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Walker to oust agriculture director

first_imgState agriculture director Franci Havermeister has been given notice that her job is on the line. In a press release Friday, Governor Bill Walker said that he is looking for new agricultural leadership, and the Havermeister will stay until early December 4, while the state looks for a replacement.Download AudioFranci Havermeister on the 2013 Mat-Su Valley farm tour. Photo: Ellen Lockyer/KSKA.Havermeister says she was given notice three weeks ago.“The initial phone call did come as somewhat a surprise to me, but I will say, I serve at the pleasure of the governor, and the governor has the right to replace any official at any time.”In the  release, Walker says Alaska’s agricultural landscape is ripe for potential, and he looks forward to ‘”new leadership implementing a fresh vision to maximize these opportunities.” Havermeister says she’s not aware of what those opportunities could be.“So hopefully part of that vision, that upcoming vision, is to increase marketing of Alaska Grown, to increase product availability and why we should buy local.”She says the word ‘marijuana’ was not mentioned.Havemeister was appointed to the position in 2007 by then governor Sarah Palin. Havermeister is one of the Department of Natural Resources longest – serving directors.“So as far as outstanding achievements,I think that we’ve tried to increase Alaska Grown products within the public, and we continue to strive to meet the needs of the agriculture community.”Bob Shumacher, president of the Alaska Farmer’s Union in the Matanaska Valley says the announcement was sudden.“It’s actually news to me. I’m sorry to hear it, I’m saddened. Franci has done an awesome job while she has been in there. It’s a difficult position, she’s worked hard.”]Governor Walker says the new division director will be tasked with the role of promoting and providing support to Alaska’s agricultural industry, a top priority of the Walker-Mallott Administration.last_img read more

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Bird Box Viewed by 45 Million Netflix Members in First Week Company

first_imgNetflix’s frightening thriller “Bird Box” scored the biggest seven-day viewership of all the streamer’s original movie releases to date — with just over 45 million member accounts globally having watched the movie in the first week, the company claimed Friday.The movie bowed Dec. 21 worldwide on Netflix, and became an instant — if traumatizing — Christmas Day family-viewing experience for some. The Sandra Bullock-starrer also has spawned a raft of internet memes since its release.In “Bird Box,” Bullock is a single mom trying to save her kid’s lives after mysterious forces invade Earth and causes people to kill themselves. Survivors navigating the post-apocalyptic world must wear blindfolds or be exposed to supernatural entities that embody their deepest fears.“Took off my blindfold this morning to discover that 45,037,125 Netflix accounts have already watched Bird Box — best first 7 days ever for a Netflix film!” the Netflix Film account on Twitter boasted Friday. But how meaningful is this stat? Netflix famously doesn’t release viewing data in any regular way, and the 45 million number cannot be independently verified. Also unclear is Netflix’s definition of what it means for an account to have “watched” a title (in other words, some may have streamed only a portion of the movie). [UPDATE, 3:15 p.m. PT: Asked for clarification, a Netflix rep declined to elaborate on what “watched” means in this context.] While third-party measurement firms including Nielsen attempt to estimate audience metrics for Netflix content, they’re limited in scope; for example, Nielsen’s SVOD Content Ratings cover only the U.S. and exclude viewing on mobile and PCs.[UPDATE #2, Dec. 29, 7:30 p.m. PT: A Netflix spokeswoman said the 45 million accounts it tallied as having watched “Bird Box” were counted only after a view surpassed 70% of the total running time including credits. In other words, those accounts had viewed at least 87 minutes of the 2 hour, 4 minute movie. Each Netflix account may have included multiple views (and viewers) of “Bird Box” but were counted only once toward to the 45 million total. According to the rep, this info applies to “Bird Box” specifically and “should not be taken as a metric for all Netflix content.”]If 45 million Netflix member accounts did indeed watch “Bird Box” in its first week on the service, that would represent about one-third of the company’s 137.1 million total reported streaming subscribers as of the end of the third quarter of 2018.At an investment conference earlier this month, chief content officer Ted Sarandos — in trying to back up his point that Netflix’s original movies are gaining ground — claimed that “The Christmas Chronicles” starring Kurt Russell was viewed by Netflix members 20 million times in its first seven days.Netflix has made some fishy claims in the past regarding the performance of its originals. For example, Sarandos suggested that if “The Christmas Chronicles” had been a theatrical release, 20 million views would make it tantamount to a $200 million first-week movie opening. But that’s a specious comparison: Netflix subscribers pay a flat monthly fee for the entire service — they aren’t specifically buying tickets to see individual movies. “Bird Box” is directed by Susanne Bier, based on Josh Malerman’s 2014 novel of the same name. The cast also includes Trevante Rhodes (“Moonlight”) and Bullock’s “Ocean’s 8” co-star Sarah Paulson, along with John Malkovich, Jacki Weaver, Danielle Macdonald, Lil Rel Howery, BD Wong, Machine Gun Kelly and Tom Hollander.Prior to its streaming debut, Netflix gave “Bird Box” a one-week theatrical run starting Dec. 13 in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and London, followed by a wider release. The company also has given limited theatrical releases to other awards contenders, including Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma” and the Coen brothers’ “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.”“Bird Box” has garnered tepid reviews, with a 66% favorable critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes (and a 74% audience approval rating). Variety‘s Peter Debruge, in his review, criticized “the film’s recurring strategy of not showing audiences what they most expect to see,” saying that it’s “a monster movie without a monster.”last_img read more

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Indian Army joins PLAs 91st Foundation Day celebration

first_imgDarjeeling: The scene was quite different at Nathula on Wednesday.There was no locking of eyeballs nor a standoff. Instead it was bhangra at 1,426 ft as the Indian Army joined the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to commemorate the 91st Foundation Day of the PLA at Nathula.To mark the occasion, a Special Border meeting between India and China was held at Nathula, the Indo-China border, 56 km away from Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim.On receiving an invitation from the PLA, an Indian Army delegation comprising officers and soldiers took part in the celebrations at Nathula on Wednesday. The PLA troops interacted with the Indian delegation and presented a cultural programme. As a goodwill gesture, the Indian side reciprocated with traditional songs and dances. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”Such interactions between both armies have resulted in promoting mutual understanding and contributed towards achieving common goals of peace and tranquility along the borders,” stated an Army release.Incidentally in the monsoons of 2017, the Chinese and Indian troops had locked eye balls during a 73-day standoff in the strategically located Doklam Plateau, a tri-junction of India-China-Bhutan. Doklam is still seenas a touchy issue.In July 2018, a high-level PLA delegation led by Lt. Gen. Liu Xiaowu, Deputy Commander of the Western Theater Command had visited India including Delhi, Kolkata and the 33 Corps Headquarters at Sukna near Siliguri and held talks with their Indian counterparts.last_img read more

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Glance at Egypts 2 presidential candidates

first_img Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day Top Stories New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Comments   Share   Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family (AP) – A look at the two candidates who competed in Egypt’s presidential runoff on June 16-17. Both claimed victory. After a delay that hiked tensions across the country, official results are to be announced Sunday.AHMED SHAFIQThe former Air Force commander and civil aviation minister was Mubarak’s last prime minister and was dumped in the face of protests after the president’s ouster. Shafiq, 70, scores points by presenting himself as a strongman who will stabilize the country, promising to restore law and order within 24 hours of taking office. His campaign for the runoff has focused on warning against the Muslim Brotherhood, drawing on the fear among many Egyptians of its rising power and what they see as its drive to dominate the state and change their lifestyle with stricter Islamic rules. Opponents view Shafiq as the military’s favorite.center_img The vital role family plays in society Sponsored Stories More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements 5 treatments for adult scoliosis In the first round, Shafiq came in second, winning a surprisingly high 5.3 million votes or nearly 24 percent of the total.MOHAMMED MORSIThe candidate of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s strongest political movement, was educated as an engineer in southern California. Elected to parliament several times under Mubarak’s rule. Morsi, 60, is not seen as the group’s most charismatic figure but he has its organizational power behind him. The Brotherhood’s platform promises to reform corrupt institutions, put the state on an “Islamic basis” and apply more Islamic law. In the second round, Morsi sought to appeal to revolutionaries his group alienated in its quest for political power, and has campaigned as the only candidate that will prevent the return of Mubarak’s regime.In the first round, Morsi came in first, winning a surprisingly low total of 5.6 million votes or nearly 25 percent.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)last_img read more

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7 Grand Cayman Best for Shopaholics who dont li

first_img7. Grand CaymanBest for: Shopaholics who don’t like paying tax on their souvenirs.Grand Cayman is the largest of the Cayman islands. It’s known for its delicious seafood, beautiful marine life and fantastic museums, which include the Cayman Islands National Museum. Duty free shopping (there are Versace, Tiffany and Gucci boutiques) makes it popular with bargain hunters but there’s something for everyone on Grand Cayman, including flora-filled Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Park and the National’s Trusts Mastic Trail, a footpath which winds through the island’s forests.Where is Grand Cayman? The Cayman Islands are located in the western Caribbean and are 240km south of Cuba.How do I get there? The Cayman Islands main airport, Owen Roberts International Airport, is on Grand Cayman and flight from the UK usually go through New York City’s JFK Airport or Miami.Stay and save: Holiday Inn Resort Grand CaymanStay and splurge: Grand Cayman Marriott Beach ResortFind cheap flights to Grand Cayman 5. St. BarthelemyBest for: Those who aren’t sticking to a strict budget with spare cash to spend.Tiny St. Barthelemy (or St. Barts for short) covers just 21 square kilometres and has a reputation as a destination solely for the world’s beautiful (and very rich) people, but don’t be put off. The island’s 22 beaches are all public, and it’s becoming increasingly well known as a top water sports destination, whether you’re a keen diver or an adrenaline-charged kite surfer. If you’re on a budget, steer clear of Baie de St. John – this beach is where you’ll find St. Barts’ best luxury hotels – but pay a visit for the terrific people-watching. Some of the best cheap hotels on the island can be found near Lorient beach. Head to St. Barts between April and June, when the weather is driest and temperatures haven’t hit the heady highs of late summer, peaking usually at around 32 or 33°C. You’ll also need to book at least six months in advance if you visit the island during these months.Where is St. Barts? St. Barts lies 35km southeast of St. Maarten and is just north of St. Kitts. The island is part of the French West Indies.How do I get there? Getting there from London requires two stop offs – you’ll fly to Paris and then St Maarten with Air France, before a final flight with a regional airline.Stay and save: Normandie HotelStay and splurge: Eden Rock ResortFind cheap flights to St. Barts Related10 tips for travelling the Caribbean on a budgetCaribbean getaways needn’t cost you the earth. These tips and tricks for travelling the Caribbean on a budget mean you’ll still be eating the best jerk chicken, having one rum punch a day and seeing some of the regions most beautiful beaches.Top 10 family holidays: best destinations for summer funFor mums and dads, the balmy days of summer often mean daunting weeks to fill with something to keep the wee ones entertained. Never fear: we’ve complied a list of the ten best destinations for guaranteed family fun this year. Enjoy!9 best things to do in JamaicaJamaica is the Caribbean turned up to 11, from the beaches to the food to the reggae. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 4. Saint LuciaBest for: Family beach holidays and romantic island-hopping.A lush, volcanic island filled with sugarcane plantations and fringed with stunning beaches, Saint Lucia is the Caribbean’s undisputed gem. The island’s Piton mountains attract hikers from all over the world – take a dip in one of the (admittedly slightly stinky) sulphur springs to soothe away any aches and pains. Castries, a bustling city packed with colourful markets, is the capital. The hotels are dotted all over the island, but Saint Lucia’s most luxurious resorts are mostly in the southern end. The island is hottest between May and Oct (with highs of up to 30°C) but this is also when hurricane season hits. Hotel and flight prices are lower at this time of year if you don’t mind risking the odd short, sharp shower. But the best time to visit Saint Lucia is February to April, when the weather is much drier and still hot enough for most beach bums. St Lucia is also well connected to the other islands thanks to regular services operated by several regional Caribbean airlines, so why not opt for a spot of island hopping while you’re there? For some pre-holiday inspiration, brush up on our list of nine things to do on St. Lucia.Where is St Lucia? Saint Lucia is located in the eastern Caribbean sea on the boundary with the Atlantic Ocean.How do I get there? Many airlines – including Virgin Atlantic and Air France – fly direct to St. Lucia from the UK, and from there it’s just a short hop to the island with one of the regional airlines.Stay and save: Hummingbird Beach ResortStay and splurge: Jade Mountain ResortFind cheap flights to St. Lucia 1. JamaicaBest for: Families and couples looking for a wallet-friendly Caribbean beach holiday.Let’s kick things off with one of the Caribbean’s most popular destinations. Jamaica receives over 1,000,000 visitors every year, many of whom arrive on a Caribbean cruise. It’s a beautiful island with forested peaks, white sand beaches and insta-friendly waterfalls. Temperatures peak between July and August at around 32°C, although it rarely drops below 30°C all year-round, and during the so-called rainy season (October to November) the short bursts of rainfall come as a welcome relief. Most of Jamaica’s five-star hotels can be found on the north and west coast, but there are plenty of cheap hotels in Jamaica’s capital, Kingston. Don’t set foot on the island before checking out guide to the nine best things to do in Jamaica.Where is Jamaica? Jamaica is part of Greater Antilles. It’s located in the north-western Caribbean sea, 145km south of Cuba.How do I get there? Virgin Atlantic offers direct flights, but many airlines fly to the island via Madrid.Stay and save: The Oasis ResortStay and splurge: Sandals Royal Caribbean ResortFind cheap flights to Jamaica 8. AntiguaBest for: Honeymooners and holidaymakers who love the finer things in life.Blessed with some of the most breathtaking beaches in the Caribbean, Antigua is an island brimming with charm. Put simply, there’s no better time to visit. The historic Nelson’s Dockyard was recently made a UNESCO World Heritage site (the island’s first) and Antigua will celebrate 35 years of independence in 2017, so expect its annual carnival to be the best yet. Antigua’s also home to some of the most luxurious hotels in the Caribbean, making it easy to find a romantic honeymoon hotel with fantastic spa facilities and beach-side barbecues. The island is driest between December and April, but it’s warm and sunny throughout the year, with temperatures never really straying too far from 30°C.Where is Antigua? Antigua is part of the Americas, lying between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.How do I get there? Most flights from the UK depart from London and go through New York, or via Paris and the Caribbean island of St. Maarten.Stay and save: The all-inclusive Keyonna Beach ResortStay and splurge: Five-star Jumby Bay ResortFind cheap flights to Antigua 3. ArubaBest for: Families and couples, but adventurous solo travellers will love it too.New flight routes – including one from Thomson Airways – are making Aruba more accessible for British holidaymakers. The most luxurious hotels in Aruba are in the well-developed north, but there are plenty of cheap boutique hotels elsewhere on the island. There are no shortage of breathtaking beaches, but the most stunning swathes of sand are located on the western coast, where the water is clear and shallow. Baby Beach, a wide crescent of powdery white sand, is not to be missed. The eastern side of the island is more rugged and the seas are a touch rougher, making it ideal for water sports fans. But this is also where you’ll find Arikok National Park, a cactus and lizard-filled paradise popular with cyclists and hikers. The hottest weather comes between May and October, with temperatures tipping 33°C, but even if you love the heat, you may not appreciate the super-stuffy humidity at this time of year. The best time to visit Aruba is February or March, when the weather is hot, but rainfall is at its lowest. Most importantly, Aruba is outside of the hurricane belt, so it’s a great holiday option any time of the year.Where is Aruba? Aruba is one of the Lesser Antilles islands, located in theSouthern Caribbean Sea.How do I get there? Thomson Airways fly direct to Aruba, and KLM fly there via Amsterdam.Stay and save: Boardwalk ArubaStay and splurge: The Ritz-Carlton, ArubaFind cheap flights to Aruba 9. NevisBest for: Foodies who want a quiet retreat.St Kitt’s sister island is known as one of the Caribbean’s most relaxed destinations, with a slow pace of life which rumbles on beneath unbelievably blue skies. There’s never a bad time to visit – temperatures rarely fall below 78 °F – but time your visit to coincide with one of the regular festivals and you’ll gain a fantastic insight into the destination. Our favourite event is the annual Mango and Food Festival, which takes place in July.Where is Nevis? It’s the sister island of St Kitts and is part of the West Indies, in the North Atlantic Ocean.How do I get there? Passengers arriving from the UK usually arrive via Paris and the nearby island of St Maarten.Stay and save: Oualie Beach ResortStay and splurge: Four Seasons NevisFind flights to Nevis 6. St. KittsBest for: Couples, although many new hotels have been built with families in mind.This West Indies paradise is an island of two halves; the west side of the island borders the Caribbean sea, and the eastern coast faces the Atlantic ocean. It’s part of a two-island nation – St. Kitts and Nevis – and it has a wonderfully laid-back vibe. Not that there isn’t plenty on offer for active types; the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site and the St. Kitts Scenic Railway is a great way to discover the island’s sugar cane producing history. But go now, because it appears the wider world has discovered St. Kitts and tourist numbers are on the increase.Where is St. Kitts? St. Kitts is an island in the West Indies, in the North Atlantic Ocean.How do I get there? Several airlines offer flights from the UK to St. Kitts, stopping in Antigua.Stay and save: Ottley’s Plantation InnStay and splurge: Nisbet Plantation Beach ClubFind cheap flights to St. Kitts Want more island inspiration for a holiday of a lifetime? Check out these guides:A guide to 20 beautiful Greek islandsFrom Ios to Samos, find out more about Greece’s stunning islands.8 top Thai islands you must visitFrom Phuket to Phi Phi: a beginner’s guide to some of Thailand’s most beautiful areas.Secret Islands: 7 European islands you’ve never heard ofMove over Mallorca! Here are 7 sweet spots for an alternative island adventure.Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.(function(p,u,s,h){ p._pcq=p._pcq||[]; p._pcq.push([‘_currentTime’,Date.now()]); s=u.createElement(‘script’); s.type=’text/javascript’; s.async=true; s.src=’https://cdn.pushcrew.com/js/e9f6d6513a4983e47af7bdf28b5b8c4f.js’; h=u.getElementsByTagName(‘script’)[0]; h.parentNode.insertBefore(s,h);})(window,document);window._pcq = window._pcq || [];_pcq.push([‘addSubscriberToSegment’, ‘uk-news’, callbackForAddToSegment]);function callbackForAddToSegment(response) { if(response === -1) { console.log(‘User is not a subscriber or has blocked notifications’); } if(response === false) { console.log(‘Segment name provided is not valid. 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The temperature stays between 28°C and 32°C throughout the year, and there’s a wide range of hotels for you to choose from, including some of the best all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, as well as budget backpacker hostels. The best (and most original) way to see Barbados is to hop on the Bajan Rum Bus for a tour of the island’s rum shops. Want to take the Caribbean back home with you once the holiday’s over? Sign up for a cookery lesson and learn how to make mouth-watering Bajan fishcakes. Think Barbados might be out of your holiday budget? Think again – we’ve got 10 sensible suggestions for making a holiday in Barbados more affordable than you might have thought even possible.Where is Barbados? Located 100km east of the Windward Islands, Barbados is the easternmost Caribbean island.How do I get there? Virgin Atlantic and British Airways are just two of the airlines which offer direct flights to Barbados from the UK.Stay and save: Sea-U guesthouseStay and splurge: Tamarind by Elegant HotelsFind cheap flights to Barbados ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepartReturnCabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 10. Puerto RicoBest for: Rainforest trekking and partying ’til sunrise.A Caribbean island which offers so much more than sun and sand, Puerto Rico has it all: award-winning art galleries, buzzing towns where the parties last until sunrise and lush rainforests to explore on foot or by jeep. Colonial towns such as Ponce are filled with historic plazas and weathered cathedrals, but to really get away from it all, head to the El Yunque rainforest or to the Arecibo Observatory (Bond hung out here in Goldeneye). The island is also a huge water sports destination, with some of the biggest action taking place around the town of Rincon on the western coast.Where is Puerto Rico? It’s located in the north-eastern Caribbean Sea. It is an archipelago that includes the main island of Puerto Rico and a number of smaller islands including Mona, Culebra, and Vieques.How do I get there? The easiest route is to fly via New York city.Stay and save: Coconut Palms InnStay and splurge: The Condado Plaza HiltonFind flights to Puerto Ricolast_img read more

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Fire in yard of Nicosia school

first_imgA fire at the Acropolis gymnasium on Sunday evening destroyed a decorative boat made from fibreglass that was in the school yard.According to an announcement from the fire service, they received a call about the fire at 10.27, to which two fire engines responded. The fire was put out by 10.53.The cause of the fire will be investigated on Monday by the fire service and the police.Over the three-day period from 6am on Friday to 6am on Monday, the fire service responded to 103 calls, of which 57 were fires, 38 special operations and eight false calls.You May LikeInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesNew Rule in Rowland Heights, California Leaves Drivers FumingInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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