first_imgWith the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death approaching Thursday, she has returned to our cultural imagination.The late Princess of Wales has been gracing magazine covers as a style icon again. There is the new novel, “Imagining Diana,” which speculates what her life might have looked like if she had survived the car accident that killed her. And then there are the many new documentaries about her, including one where her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, speak about losing their mother for the first time.Diana died at 36 in a paparazzi-fuelled car crash in Paris on Aug. 31, 1997.Her death left people the world over devastated. In Toronto, the Princess of Wales Theatre became an impromptu shrine, Casey House, an AIDS hospice Diana visited, saw people line up for days to sign a book of condolences and the St. James Cathedral rang out half-muffled bells to mark her passing. In Ottawa and Vancouver, people left flowers outside the British High Commission, Rideau Hall and the British consulate.Now, Canadians are sharing memories of the “People’s Princess” again.Royal historian Carolyn Harris says Diana — who would hug hospital patients, crouch down to children or people in wheelchairs and pick up something if someone dropped it — combined glamour and vulnerability.“She gave the monarchy a great deal of star quality,” Harris says. “At the same time, she was fairly open about the difficulties that she faced and willing to open up to others.”It’s why people of various backgrounds around the world identified with Diana in many ways, she notes.“They felt like they knew her,” Harris says.Some Canadians still feel that way.Skye Morrison, a founding member of the Textile Museum of Canada in Toronto, only met Diana for about half an hour during her visit to Canada in 1991 — when she signed the famous Canadian AIDS quilt on display — but recalls that she carried herself like she was having a private conversation with friends.“She was quite relaxed…not flashy,” Morrison says. “She was quiet, reserved and thoughtful.”Among some 45 people present at the museum that day were family members and friends who had lost a loved one to AIDS. When stopping at the quilt to ask questions, Diana listened to their stories with purpose, Morrison says.“(Diana) was gracious … and engaged,” she says. “She looks at you in the eye.”Diana also visited Casey House that year.Inside, she shook hands with one of the residents, a moment that was captured in an iconic photo that helped reduce stigma and fear of those with AIDS, says Erika Epprecht, a registered nurse who has been at Casey House since it was founded in 1988.“It had a really big impact on the (residents),” she says. “There was just such a strong stigma, and then to be so recognized by a person of such global importance went a long way to educating the world that you did not have to be that afraid.”Epprecht wasn’t scheduled to work that day, but she came in — dressed in a black suit and her best earrings — just to meet Diana, as did many of the other nurses.She says Diana came across as “calm and caring” when she stopped by the nursing station to chat and take a photo with them.“She has a way of making people feel connected with her,” Epprecht says. “She did her job so well.”When Diana entered Casey House’s reception area, which was a living room, someone had moved the chair that had been put out for her. Jane Darville, then executive director of Casey House, watched Diana sit on a radiator to talk at eye level with a resident in a wheelchair.“She was sweet,” Darville says. “You didn’t feel like you were talking to a princess.”She noted that Diana stayed longer than planned and spent time with all 13 residents.“She asked about (the residents’) families or partners,” Darville says. “She was casual…and kind.”It was the same at a cancer treatment centre in Sudbury, Ont., which Diana also visited in 1991, according to Audrey Oliver, a registered nurse who is now retired.“She was interested in each (patient’s) struggle with cancer,” says Oliver. “She made the (patients) feel so special.”Even people who had never met Diana loved her.Robert Finch, chairman of the Monarchist League of Canada, views Diana as both a loving mother and a great, compassionate and caring person.“She had that caring personal touch that a lot of people look up to,” he says.When Diana died, 19-year-old Finch lined up with his family at Hamilton City Hall to sign a book of condolences. What struck him was how quiet and sombre the crowd was.“Nobody talked. It was an almost eerie feeling,” Finch says. “It was as if you were going through a funeral.”What has also stayed with him all these years is Diana’s funeral itself, which was watched by some 2.5 billion TV viewers, particularly the scene of Prince William and Prince Harry walking behind their mother’s casket through the streets of London.“Her greatest legacy perhaps (is) her boys: how they conduct themselves and take their roles very seriously,” he says.At the same time, Finch believes Diana helped transform the monarchy as an institution, noting the royal family has a softer touch and more relaxed attitude these days. Case in point: Prince Charles introduced the Queen as “Mummy” instead of “Her Majesty” during the Queen’s 2012 Diamond Jubilee.“It’s the little things that add up and make people realize that it’s not all about protocol and officialdom,” Finch says. “They have to live their lives and have a bit of fun.”last_img read more

first_imgThe sold-out Light Up The Blues concert to benefit Autism Speaks, hosted by Kristen and Stephen Stills, rocked The Theater at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles Saturday night.Headlining the night were Crosby, Stills and Nash (CSN), John Mayer, Don Felder, Brandi Carlile and Chris Stills. The night also featured performances by artists on the autism spectrum like rapper Rio “Soulschocka” Wyles who teamed up with guest artist Watsky, cellist Adam Mandela Walden and indie-rock artist Xolie Morra. Neal Katz, a non-verbal young man with autism delivered a talk via speech-to-text technology that called for more listening to individuals with special needs.The crowd of more than 1,600 – nearly all wearing the blue Autism Speaks puzzle-piece pin – were treated to an electrifying show, with John Mayer and Stephen Stills hammering out blazing guitar solos while Brandi Carlile belted the lyrics to the blues classic “I’ve Got To Use My Imagination.”Mayer later joined CSN to share lead guitar duty on “Almost Cut My Hair” followed by “Wooden Ships” which also featured Don Felder. The number was greeted with a standing ovation, one of many received by the night’s performers.The event was emceed by David and Leigh Koechner and featured appearance by actors Christina Applegate, Gary Cole, Dax Shepard and Dave Marciano.Also in attendance, Autism Speaks President Liz Feld and Executive Vice President of FX Networks Chuck Safler. The Autism Speaks national board member was instrumental in getting the stars out the help raise awareness for autism.The concert spotlights Light It Up Blue, Autism Speaks’ annual global awareness and fundraising campaign celebrated by the international Autism community during World Autism Awareness Day and throughout Autism Awareness Month in April. Proceeds from the concert will go towards Autism Speaks’ research and advocacy efforts for families and individuals impacted by the disorder.The 2013 “Light Up The Blues” concert documentary, emceed by actor and musician Jack Black, is now on sale through iTunes and features performances by CSN, Don Felder, Rickie Lee Jones, Lucinda Williams and Stephen Stills’ son Chris, among others.Source:Autism Speakslast_img read more

12 November 2007The head of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today called on governments to intensify efforts to produce an international agreement curbing the poisonous heavy metal mercury. The head of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today called on governments to intensify efforts to produce an international agreement curbing the poisonous heavy metal mercury.UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner made his comments as governments and experts gather in Bangkok under the auspices of the agency’s Chemicals Branch to explore a range of options on how best to reduce environmental sources of mercury – from voluntary measures to legally binding treaties.The meeting comes amid growing concern that increased burning of coal, which is naturally contaminated with mercury, is leading to releases to the air in some parts of the world from where it can spread around the globe.The soaring gold price may also be increasing mercury pollution locally and worldwide, UNEP said, since the poisonous heavy metal is used to extract gold from ore in many artisanal mining operations which involve millions of workers and their families.Mr. pointed out that scientists have been warning about the dangers to human health, wildlife and the wider environment for well over a century. He acknowledged that many countries have, in recent decades, taken steps to cut mercury uses and to protect their citizens from exposure to this toxic heavy metal.But he warned that “a comprehensive and decisive response to the global challenge of mercury is not in place and this needs to be urgently addressed.”Mercury is linked with a wide range of health effects including irreversible damage to the human nervous system including the brain and scientists have concluded there is no safe limit when it comes to mercury exposure, according to UNEP.The report of the Bangkok meeting will be presented to environment ministers in February to UNEP’s Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum. read more

Antonio Maria Costa, Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), said the seizure “shows that law enforcement officials are getting better at reading the warning signs.” Ghanaian police and customs authorities, working in a Joint Port Control Unit which was established with the support of UNODC in 2008, discovered 72 kilograms of cocaine in a container from Ecuador. The shipment had a street value of around $ 7 million in Europe, UNODC said. UNODC said Ghanaian law enforcement officials used profiling techniques learned from the UN training, noting that perhaps insiders in the port of Ecuador are cooperating with people in Port Tema to smuggle drugs and falsify customs documents. This is the second notable success for the Port Tema authorities within a year. Soon after the launch of the UNODC training programme, customs officers intercepted three stolen luxury cars in containers coming from Spain, the agency said. “Criminal groups should learn that developing countries are no longer a safe haven for smuggling,” stressed Mr. Costa. UNODC said some 420 million sea containers move around the world every year, with only a tiny fraction of them being inspected.UNODC and the World Customs Organization have designed the Container Control Programme to assist Governments in developing countries to establish effective controls over the movement of containers and make it harder for terrorists and other criminals to use these for smuggling. That Programme is now operational in Ecuador, Ghana, Pakistan, Senegal and Turkmenistan, and will be extended to ports in Central Asia and Latin America, UNODC said. West Africa is a key transit hub for drug shipments en route to Europe. A report released by UNODC in October 2008 claimed that at least 50 tons of cocaine from Latin America are entering West Africa every year, en route to Europe where the drug sells for almost $2 billion. 22 May 2009The head of the United Nations anti-drug agency today congratulated Ghana on the seizure of a multi-million dollar cocaine shipment in Port Tema earlier this week. read more

26 September 2009Determining who is responsible for a series of assassinations of senior political and military figures in Guinea-Bissau earlier this year is essential to consolidating the rule of law in the troubled West African country, its Prime Minister told the General Assembly today as he pledged that there would be no impunity for the perpetrators. Carlos Gomes Jr. told the annual high-level segment of the Assembly that his Government “will do everything in its power” to ensure that a committee tasked with finding out who carried out the killings can conduct its work “in a peaceful, transparent and credible manner.” Already suffering from turmoil following years of political instability, misrule, grinding poverty and a flourishing illicit drug trade, Guinea-Bissau was further hit this year by assassinations of then president João Bernardo Vieira as well as the armed forces’ chief of staff and a presidential candidate. The murders “revealed the vulnerabilities of our rule of law and the weaknesses of the system of national defence and security,” said Mr. Gomes. He noted that the Government was seeking financial, technical and other support from the African Union, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) to ensure that its committee investigating the killings can conduct its work with “objectivity, transparency and speed.” Resolving the murders is “an essential condition to ensure true justice, to contribute to the consolidation of the democratic rule of law and the protection and promotion of human rights.” The Prime Minister stressed that his Government is “firmly and unequivocally” against impunity – “we will not be a party to it, nor give coverage to any type of crime.” But he also said that many State institutions in the country had responded well since the crisis earlier this year and in July the Supreme Court declared that Malam Bacai Sanhá of the governing African Party for the Independence of Guinea was the winner of that month’s presidential poll. Mr. Gomes said the elections had been deemed free, fair and transparent by international observers as well as by political parties and candidates and he was confident the country has restored “constitutional normality” and a measure of stability. “We have thus created the conditions for implementing the pressing reforms that the country needs, in particular, the reform in public administration, with particular emphasis on the defence and security sector, as well as public finance, decentralization, and modernization of the state apparatus.” read more

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 19, 2012 8:48 pm MDT Steelworkers suggest B.C. coal mines controlled by Chinese government VICTORIA – The United Steelworkers says it has dug up what it calls close ties between the Chinese government and the reportedly privately-run coal mine in northeastern British Columbia embroiled in a foreign-worker controversy.The union released a report Wednesday that suggests HD Mining International Ltd. — the firm developing the proposed Murray River mine near Tumbler Ridge — has ownership links to the government in China, where workers receive low wages in unsafe conditions.A union report titled “Who Owns Huiyong Holdings and other Questions on Planned Chinese-Owned Coal Mines in B.C. ” examines the ownership of Huiyong Holdings Group, which owns Huiyong Holdings (BC) Ltd., and holds 55 per cent of HD Mining.Steve Hunt, Western Canada director for the Steelworkers’ union, said Wednesday the union found little evidence of the company’s mining operations in China.“We employed an investigator in China who has some knowledge of what goes on in China and we just searched the best we could possibly search and we couldn’t find very much detail on the company at all, other than some of the players,” he said.“We’re trying to find out something about the mines that they have. . .What are they experts in? It’s hard to do because we can’t find anything about them.”Hunt said while the mines must operate according to Canadian safety standards, the union is concerned the Chinese miners may not be familiar with their rights should the mining company operate inappropriately. Hunt said the workers are essentially “indentured” to the company.HD Mining issued a statement Wednesday saying it is a Canadian company owned by Huiyong Holdings (BC), which holds a 55 per cent interest, and Canadian Dehua Lvliang Ltd., which holds a 40 per cent minority stake.The statement said Huiyong Holdings (BC) is a Canadian company, 100-per-cent owned by Huiyong Holdings China. The statement said Huiyong Holdings China is a private company that has nine operating mines in China and “all of these mines are safe and efficient mines.”“HD Mining does not understand what these allegations have to do with the union’s challenge to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, and will continue to defend that litigation,” the statement said.The union has been embroiled in a court battle to overturn 201 temporary foreign work permits allowing Chinese miners to come to Canada on the grounds there aren’t Canadians qualified to do the work at the proposed Tumbler Ridge-area facility.HD Mining’s website says it brings state-of-the-art, high-efficiency, long-wall mining technology and new training initiatives for underground miners to the first underground coal mining project approved in British Columbia in recent years.Hunt said the B.C. government has refused to make public the details of the Chinese mining deals, which came after Asian economic missions by Jobs Minister Pat Bell and Premier Christy Clark.He said the union report concludes the government either didn’t know or didn’t tell British Columbians about the suggested close ties between Chinese-owned coal mines in the Tumbler Ridge area and the Chinese government.“The questions we asked the premier are, did you know about it?” said Hunt. “How deeply did you investigate this company? If their expertise is based on what happens in mining in China, that’s the type of expertise we don’t need here. They kill a whole lot of people and hurt a whole lot more in China every year.”A statement by Jobs Minister Pat Bell called the Steelworkers’ report “speculative.”“We have always maintained that British Columbians will be first in line for jobs at any new mine openings in our province,” said Bell’s statement.“Our goal is, and has always been, to create investment and to promote further mining development in B.C.. Due diligence is conducted on any company investing in B.C. to ensure project and economic viability.”The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 115 and Local 1611 of the Construction and Specialized Workers Union lost their court effort to get an injunction to halt HD Mining’s plan to bring 60 workers to B.C. from China to join 15 already here.However, a judicial review of the foreign worker permits granted to 201 workers will proceeded in the new year.The union’ allege HD Mining wants to bring the workers to Canada and pay them lower wages than what Canadian miners earn for comparable work, depressing the labour market and causing irreparable harm.The unions say qualified Canadians should be hired to do the work at the Murray River mine or the Chinese miners should be granted landed immigrant status to Canada rather than temporary work status.HD Mining’s website states the company is committed to the Murray River project, which will create 600 direct jobs and 700 indirect jobs through the construction and operating phases. 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A typical 38 tonne truck will deliver more than £100 million pounds worth of goods during its 10-year life, according to figures from SMMT. In a new report called Who’s Tapping the Truck? SMMT shows the value that commercial vehicles bring to society and their significant contribution to HM Treasury through taxation.While we all benefit from the goods trucks deliver, it’s the Chancellor Gordon Brown who gains most from the vehicle itself. During the 10-year life of a typical 38 tonne truck the Treasury takes almost 40 per cent of the £597,176 generated through its running and operating costs.Travelling 80,000 miles a year, it will use about 55,000 litres of fuel, costing about £35,000. Some 80 per cent of that goes to the Chancellor in fuel duty. Road tax (VED) last year cost £2,710, making a total of more than £30,000 in tax revenue, per truck, year on year. With more than 40,000 two axle 38 tonne trucks on UK roads, that makes about £1.3 billion in tax take from these vehicles alone.SMMT chief executive Christopher Macgowan said, ‘It is road transport that links the threads of modern society. Without the contribution of trucks and other commercial vehicles the things we all take for granted would disappear. They deliver everything from eggs and bacon to the components used to make televisions and washing machines. While the Government continues to take significant income from truck operators it must be warned not to tax them out of business.’At the end of last year there were more than half a million heavy commercial vehicles on UK roads and more than 2.7 million light commercials. VED from these vehicles alone topped £450 million in 2000.Note to editors: SMMT published Who’s milking the Motor Car? in May 2001. The report showed that a car generates more than five times its showroom price during a nine-year life, with the government taking more than 23 per cent of the income generated. Copies are available (from this web site) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

first_imgDavid Jones MP, a former Exiting the EU minister, told the podcast that the change was “unnecessary and frankly just symbolic”.He said: “I was always a bit surprised it was put on the Bill in the first place. “You have to remember that we are leaving the European Union in March 2019 whatever happens so to put the date on the Bill is superfluous, is unnecessary and frankly is just symbolic, so it is something I am relaxed about.”He added that the vote would focus minds about the final deal as MPs would probably be faced with voting for a deal or accepting a no deal.He said: “If we don’t get that act through we will leave the European Union come what may on 29 March 2019 and we will leave without a deal. “So that will concentrate minds when that vote comes before Parliament.” Brexit BulletinAn essential briefing on the day’s politics news – free and direct to your inbox each afternoon Sign upView sample Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.center_img Theresa May should drop her bid to fix a legal date and time for Britain’s exit from the European Union, a Tory rebel has said.Bob Neill, one of the mutineer Tory MPs who forced the Government into giving Parliament a “meaningful vote” on the Brexit deal this week, said the measure was unnecessary.Mr Neill, a former local government minister, told this week’s Chopper’s Brexit Podcast he thought Parliament’s meaningful vote will “probably” be next year.But he said setting a leaving time and date in law was not required and urged the Government to drop the measure before MPs vote on it next week.He said: “The date is set in the Article 50 process. We are leaving at the end of the Article 50 [process] unless there was some very short extension, no more than that, we are going to leave, I accept that. It doesn’t need to be on the face of the legislation.”In the interview Mr Neill said his decision to rebel on Wednesday would not sour his relationship with the Prime Minister.He said: “I will have the same pleasant conversation that I always have. I have known the Prime Minister for 35 years – we were both councillors together on London boroughs. “We are not going to fall out over this and at the end of the day we are going to get a  good deal to leave the European Union as the public decided  on proper and decent terms and we are all committed to that.”last_img read more

Theresa May has been accused of dragging her feet over a new law that could have protected Bloody Sunday veterans facing murder charges on Thursday. Their disquiet comes ahead of an announcement on Thursday over whether 17 former paratroopers will be prosecuted for murder and other offences over the fatal shootings of civil rights protesters in Londonderry in 1972. The decision – whichever way it goes – will cause a furore. Senior officials within the Ministry of Defence (MoD) have complained that Downing Street ignored for over a year its demands for a statute of limitations on historic prosecutions of military personnel. Relatives of victims will be told at 10.30am today if the veterans now…

first_img Roman Reigns is in Remission Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp WWE Announces Huge 4-Way Battles For SmackDown Live Dolph Ziggler took to Twitter early Saturday morning seeming to address recent reports that he has agreed to a new multi-year deal with WWE. Ziggler wrote the following.“marks saying don’t believe retirement rumors, then congratulate me on the rumor of my new contract”Attempts by Wrestleview to get an official confirmation about a new WWE deal with Ziggler were not immediately returned as of this weekend.Source: @HEELZigglerRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipDolph Ziggler Comments On His WWE StatusVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:35/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 38.15%0:02Remaining Time -0:33 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Dolph Ziggler Two title matches added to Clash of Champions in three weeks on September 15 Dolph Ziggler Comments On His WWE Status Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions WWE RAW Results – 8/12/19 (Night after SummerSlam, Seth Rollins, The Miz vs. Ziggler) Twittercenter_img Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Facebook Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next WWE RAW Preview: Night after SummerSlam, Miz vs. Ziggler, Women’s Tag Team Titleslast_img read more

first_img Google Sprint T-Mobile US Cellular Verizon 1 Google’s Pixel 3A drove the search giant’s overall phone sales, CEO Sundar Pichai told investors on Thursday. The budget phone, which debuted in May, was responsible for unit sales of Pixel products doubling in the second quarter, Pichai said in a call after the earnings release.Pichai also credited an expanded distribution network for the success of Pixel 3A, which starts at $399, and the rest of the Pixel line. In addition to Verizon and the Google store, Pixel phones are now available at T-Mobile, Sprint, US Cellular, Spectrum Mobile and other sellers, Pichai said.The expanded distribution “has greatly diversified our sales footprint in the US,” Pichai said.The comments come after Alphabet, Google’s parent company, beat analyst expectations for the quarter ended June 30. Alphabet, raked in $38.94 billion in sales, beating estimates of $38.14 billion, the company said Thursday. Earnings per share were $14.21 Analysts on average had expected $11.30 per share, according to Thomson Reuters.  See it $219 Comment News • Google Pixel 3A: Where is AT&T? Share your voice Tagscenter_img CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Review • Our Google Pixel review: Pure Android at its absolute best Mentioned Above Google Pixel (32GB, Quite Black) Mobile Gadgets Google Pixel How To • How to transfer your data from an iPhone to Android phone Preview • Pixel and Pixel XL unveiled: Google’s post-Nexus phones come out swinging (hands-on)last_img read more

first_imgStudents at an Arctic field school in Utqiaġvik learn how to use an ice corer, June 2nd, 2018. The program is a collaboration between the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the University of Calgary and the University of Tromsø in Norway. (Ravenna Koenig/ Alaska’s Energy Desk)Earlier this month, the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) participated in an international field school in Utqiaġvik.Listen nowThe school gave early-career researchers a broad view of the Arctic coastal system and how it’s changing, along with some different methods for studying it.It’s the second year of a collaboration between UAF, the University of Calgary in Canada and the University of Tromsø in Norway.Brian Moorman from the University of Calgary is one of the instructors. He studies permafrost and glacier hydrology. But the professors teaching the field school come from a range of backgrounds.“We have people that are atmospheric scientists, and we have people that are remote sensors that use satellites to view the world,” Moorman said. “And there’s people that get right down and dirty in the mud and sea ice.”Those instructors taught students how to collect physical data in the Arctic, as well as how to use satellite and drone tools.Cornelius Quigley is a student from the University of Tromsø and works primarily with satellites. He said that being out in the field with a diverse group of scientists was a departure from his usual work.“In my area of research, you really do only speak to people who do what you do,” Quigley said. “But now at field school I’m working with people who are geologists, or people who have never seen satellite data, but still, they would have a different perspective on the entire thing.”The first year of the field school was held on an icebreaker off the coast of Norway. Next year, it will be held in the Yukon Territory in Canada.last_img read more

first_imgA fashion show on hospitality industry was organised on August 9, 2019, at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida. In the show, models showcased different hospitality industry related dresses to be used by hotels. The categories were chef uniforms, receptionist, house keeping, security, to name a few. The highlight of the show was uniform of stewards and bar tenders. The event was held as part of second edition of IHE’19, in which master chefs from across the world are hosting culinary classes. The 4-day expo has received phenomenal response from the audience so far and is expected to attract more visitors on the last day.last_img

first_imgAll Blacks experience set to attract business visitorsNew Zealand’s business events industry is set to benefit from a new high-profile visitor attraction dedicated to the All Blacks’ rugby prowess.Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) Chief Executive Sue Sullivan says the All Blacks Experience, to open on Auckland’s waterfront in early 2016, will be a big drawcard for international conference and incentive delegates.“We applaud Rugby New Zealand and Discovery Partners for creating this world-class attraction, and adding to our stable of stand-out experiences for business visitors.“Not only is it an educational and fun experience, it also has the potential to be an exciting function and meeting venue right in Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter,” she says.Sue Sullivan says Australian conference visitors in particular will be drawn to the opportunity to pit themselves against the All Blacks.“The All Blacks are well-known and respected and they embody our unique culture. It will add a new dimension for visitors coming here for business events – a chance to immerse themselves in a real rugby game environment.“Our conference and incentive visitors typically come in the off-season months, and will help ensure the All Blacks Experience is busy all year round.”For information about All Black Experience visit www.experienceallblacks.comSource = Conventions & Incentives New Zealandlast_img read more

first_imgThe Turkish navy ship Barbaros has anchored in Famagusta port, media in the north reported on Tuesday.Turkish Cypriot daily Haberal Kibrisli said the Barbaros anchored on Monday in the port of Famagusta.According to a statement issued by the Turkish Cypriot ‘security forces’ the frigate would open on Tuesday until December 1 for public visits.The public, the statement said, may visit the boat from 10am to 4pm daily.You May LikeSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndoHepatitis C Treatments I Search AdsResearch About Hepatitis C – The Early Signs Of Hepatitis CHepatitis C Treatments I Search AdsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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the Red Hen describes itself as “Lexington’s first farm-to-table restaurant” The small restaurant appeared to receive an onslaught of Yelp reviews as a result of the incident (and before the President tweeted about it specifically) inciting supporters of the Trump administration to flood the reviews section with critical comments and images of Trump (One Baton Rouge Louisiana-based reviewer took it upon himself to write a poem critiquing the restaurant and how it could “alienate half of their crowd”) Wilkinson told the Post that she asked Sanders to leave at the request of her staff some of whom said they felt uncomfortable by her presence and her defense of the Trump’s administration policies Sanders then agreed to leave Wilkinson told the Post “I have a business and I want the business to thrive” Wilkinson told the Post “This feels like the moment in our democracy when people have to make uncomfortable actions and decisions to uphold their morals” Contact us at editors@timecom but happy to hear Baldwin’s pearls of wisdom anyway. University of Indianapolis President Robert Manuel said the school plans to find ways to help Dworet’s family. Davis,” He said, Khadse alleged that Damania had misguided the HC by furnishing "false proofs". neglect of an impounded animal and leaving an animal in a hot vehicle. But unlike many of his peers in Europes stultifying bureaucracy, as Schulzs microphone was disabled amid the crosstalk. Obama called the Amir Tuesday to confirm the transfers,W. said in a statement Saturday that “all Americans share in the joy that the Bergdahl family feels today and for which they have waited so long” However he also expressed skepticism about the future of the five prisoners transferred from Guantanamo “I am eager to learn what precise steps are being taken to ensure that these vicious and violent Taliban extremists never return to the fight against the United States and our partners or engage in any activities that can threaten the prospects for peace and security in Afghanistan” added McCain Write to Zeke J Miller at zekemiller@timecomWhen Katy Perry brought out surprise guest Missy Elliott at the Super Bowl fans who remember the rap star dancing without a head were likely hit by a huge wave of nostalgia So much so in fact that streams of Missys songs shot up on Spotify immediately after the halftime performance The streaming service has revealed that Missy Elliotts catalogue streams jumped 676% from the time just before kickoff to shortly after the game around 11 pm ET In particular "Lose Control" got the biggest spike with streams of the song rising 1396% during the period Perry of course also benefited from the halftime show Her streams increased 85% following the game with "Teenage Dream" getting the biggest bump of 139% In terms of raw numbers Perry almost certainly got a bigger bump than Missy though The songs Perry performed have a combined 600 million plays on Spotify while Elliotts songs have about 20 million plays To celebrate these ladies success heres a video of Missy and Tommy Lee having an anti-gravity breakdance battle because thats what the mid-2000s were like: Write to Victor Luckerson at victor_luckerson@timeinccomIndia and Iran paraded their pedigree on Friday to overcome tricky opposition in the semi-finals of the Kabaddi Masters in Dubai South Korea and Pakistan made their presence felt in the two semi-finals but were eventually undone by the might of their opponents South Korea caught India cold at the start of the first half The Indian defence took time to get into the groove as Jang Kun Lee profited A super raid from the Korean captain that put the 2014 Asian Games bronze-medalists 7-3 up rang alarm bells in the Indian camp India who lost raiders Rishank Devadiga and Pardeep Narwal early on had Ajay Thakur to thank as he dismissed Korea’s right corner to ease fears of an early all out Thakur seemed very calm under pressure and rescued India out of tight positions on more than one occasion in the game “I was never under pressure Even when they had a lead I knew we have the players in our team to make a comeback” Thakur said after the game Thakur added ten points to his tally by the final whistle with his experience coming very handy for India “Agility is their strength We aren’t as quick as the Koreans so I tried to slow down the raids I didn’t want to play to their strengths In the power and skill departments we had the edge over them That’s how I managed to score more points as I denied the Koreans a chance to play the game to their strength” Thakur added Ajay Thakur played a big part India’s win over South Korea in the semi-finals Image Courtesy: Star Sports Coach Srinivas Reddy backed his captain’s strategy and replaced Pardeep with Monu Goyat Pardeep who relies on agile moves to scorepoints was being nullified by the Korean defence The decision to put the wily Goyat in place of Pardeep paid dividends as Indta started carrying a threat on each of their raids By half time India managed to turn the deficit into a 17-10 lead Korea were still in the game but had few resources to mount a comeback The east-Asians missed a trick by protecting Jang Kun Lee The Indian defence were still coming to terms with the Korean raiders but the rather limited use of Jang Kun Lee was a baffling decision The intention was to keep the captain on court but it came at a cost of Korea’s raiding bite It allowed the likes of Mohit Chhillar Surjeet and Girish Ernak to calm the early nerves and get into the groove With the other Korean raiders misfiring the pressure to deliver the good for his team fell on Jang Kun Lee The Korean captain managed to pluck away a few bonus points but India’s defensive organisation in the second half didn’t allow Jang Kun Lee to cause too much damage India showed their pedigree on the kabaddi mat in the way they kept the game under control after gaining a healthy lead It is an area where Korea faltered early on the game allowing their lead to evaporate In the other game Iran’s young guns proved too hot to handle for Pakistan who looked completely out of sorts in the second half Missing captain Nasir Ali due to injury Pakistan were short of experience in their ranks The Asian runners-up took a while to get going allowing Iran to build a 11-1 lead Pakistan led by Muhammad Nadeem forced their way back into the match but Iran’s composure under pressure reduced the impact of a Pakistani backlash Iran picked up 3-4 points with less than four players on the court So even when they were cleaned up Pakistan they had a seven-point lead to protect The reaction of the two teams after that all-out determined the contest Iran who received a kick in the teeth after their quick start regained the focus On the other hand complacency crept among their players Pakistan gave away cheap points on a pursuit allowing Iran to restore their advantage The mistakes completely deflated Pakistan who collapsed to a heavy defeat in the end India and Iran differentiated themselves from the other semi-finalist in the way both dealt with the game when they were forced on the back foot Neither Korea nor Pakistan were able to turn the tides in the second half against their much illustrious opponents Big two lock horns India will face Iran in another final of a major kabaddi competition in Dubai on Saturday Image Courtesy: Star Sports India and Iran will now go head-to-head for the Kabaddi Masters title on Saturday India who are yet to get all out in this competition so far will be tested by this youthful Iranian side who travelled to Dubai without their three key players: Meraj Sheykh Fazel Atrachali and Abozar Mohajermighani However Iran have hardly felt their absence in this competition The second string players have grabbed the opportunity with both hands making the trio’s return to the side a tricky affair Mohammad Maghsoudlou has been the pick of their raiders for the World Cup runners-up but it istheir collective defensice display that has been the hallmark of their success in Dubai The Iranian defence will face its toughest test in this competition when they take on India who sport a wide range of raiders that have hit form in this competition It is this contest that could go a long way in determining the winner India and Iran last faced each other in the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup final that India won by nine points Ajay Thakur was the star of the show for India on the day scoring 12 points On Friday as he leads a young side out against Iran he will hold the aces once again India have so far relied on individual talent and experience to decimate opponents but against Iran who portrayed the best team ethic in this competition Indian players will be required to play at their hundred percent The Indian defence that’s had its uncomfortable moments in the competition will need to be at their best Under new coach Gholamreza Iranians are a galvanized bunch From narrow defeats in the Asian Games and World Cup to the disaster in the Asian Championship last year Iran have plenty of wrongs to right Iran have never beaten India in standard style kabaddi Without their key men the task is cut out for Amirhossein Maleki’s men but without the baggage of the past this young side have shown they have it in them to do the unthinkable
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