Dorian makes landfall near Halifax Canada as dangerous cyclone

first_imgOttawa: Dorian made landfall in Canada on Saturday night south of Halifax with ferocious 100 mph (155 kph) winds and torrential rains, meteorologists said, toppling trees and whipping up debris. The storm churned up 65-foot (20-metre) waves which pounded the coast near the port city that is home to Canada’s Atlantic fleet. As it moved north from the US after devastating the Bahamas, the storm was now being called a “very intense post-tropical cyclone,” but the Canadian Hurricane Centre warned that it was still packing winds equivalent to those of a Category 2 hurricane. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”We’re talking about a very dangerous storm,” Bob Robichaud of the Canadian Hurricane Centre told a briefing. Officials also said it had already dropped more than 100 millimeters (four inches) of rain on Nova Scotia, which could double by Sunday morning. Storm surges were causing widespread flooding. And more than 450,000 households were without electricity after winds knocked down power lines. According to reports, a crane collapsed onto an apartment building under construction in downtown Halifax. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsPublic Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said federal assistance was being provided. The military was mobilized to deliver aid and help with evacuations, while roads and bridges in the region were closed. Overnight, Dorian was expected to track northeast through the Maritimes region with “destructive winds and heavy rainfall,” the Canadian Hurricane Centre said, passing near eastern Prince Edward Island around midnight, and then over the eastern Gulf of St. Lawrence waters and western Newfoundland by Sunday morning.last_img read more

Water system repaired in Village of Rycroft

first_imgResidents are being reminded that the Boil Water Advisory and the Local State of Emergency are still in effect until further notice.When the water distribution system is re-activated, most water lines will contain some air, discolouration, and sediment when opened. The Village is reminding residents to open their taps slowly and the regular steady flow will soon occur.The water system had broke and was shut down on February 27.For further updates, you can find them on the Village Rycroft’s Facebook page or website. RYCROFT, A.B. – Crews in the Village of Rycroft have successfully completed the repairs to the water system on 52nd Street.According to the Village, the water system is currently being tested.The Village says crews are doing everything to ensure the system will work properly and safely when full service is restored, adding that getting fully restored may cause some additional issues.last_img read more

District administration razes 14 houses in Kant enclave

first_imgGurugram: The district administration of Faridabad on Monday went ahead and razed 14 houses situated in Kant enclave, a 425-acre residential area nestled in the Aravallis. According to the officials, 14 structures were razed. Most of these units had recently come up in the area and were less than 14 years old.A recently built film studio was also among the structures that were demolished. Out of 14, eight structures that were taken down were built by the builder and six were private properties. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe stern action was undertaken after the Supreme Court in its order on September 11, 2018, had stated that all the residential and commercial structures that had come up after 1992 were illegal. The administration had earlier served notices to the homeowners citing categorically that after March 31 it held the right to destroy the structures. The entire process of razing the structures began early at around 7 am and was carried on till late afternoon. Seeing the challenges involved in undertaking the task, five teams of Faridabad police consisting of 300 law enforcement officials were formed to ensure security. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThe task was led by Dharmender Singh who is the Assistant district commissioner of Faridabad. There were also other senior officials of Faridabad administration to make sure that there were no lapses in coordinating the tasks. Six big and four small earthmovers were used for razing the structures. On September 11, the bench comprising of Justice Madan B Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta gave an order that all the structures that had come up after August 18, 1992, in Kant enclave were illegal and had to be destroyed. There was some reprieve for the homeowners who had built their houses from the period 1984 to August 1992 as the top court stated that their houses will not be destroyed. According to the official, there were 45 structures in the area that was deemed to be illegal. A legal proceeding that included extending the dates for damaging the structures and increasing the compensation delayed the process of officials going ahead and razing the structures. The Supreme Court also came down on the Haryana government for amending Punjab Land Preservation Act (PLPA) which made Kant enclave legal. The top court in various judgement has stated categorically that they will not allow the degradation of Aravallis.last_img read more

One person dies in hospital after CPC shooting incident

One person who was injured in the shooting incident at the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) premises in Dematagoda today, succumbed to his injuries in hospital.At least two people sustained injuries in the shooting incident. The shooting incident took place when former Minister Arjuna Ranatunga arrived at the location.A tense situation arose with some people attempting to assault Ranatunga. Ranatunga’s security guard opened fire injuring at least two people.One person succumbed to his injuries in hospital later. Ranatunga’s security guard was arrested over the shooting incident. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Western Sahara new proposal aims to bring parties to the table UN

“We are not asking in this proposal that anyone give up anything,” James Baker III, the Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy for Western Sahara, told reporters after briefing the Security Council during closed-door consultations. “We are asking that the parties are willing to come to the table and talk.””The settlement plan will not be abandoned,” Mr. Baker stressed, “but we’ve been trying to implement the settlement plan for 10 years now, and it would seem reasonable to try another approach if another approach is possible.” The Secretary-General’s latest report on the situation in Western Sahara recommends that Morocco, the Frente Popular para la Liberación de Saguía el-Hamra y del Río de Oro (Frente POLISARIO), Algeria and Mauritania agree to meet as parties, either directly, or through proximity talks under Mr. Baker’s auspices, to discuss a proposed framework agreement on the future status of Western Sahara. Pointing to the extremely complex nature of the dispute over Western Sahara, Mr. Baker said that the framework “offers the possibility of a solution to a very difficult and intractable problem.” “It’s not going to be resolved unless the parties are willing to exercise the political will necessary to engage, under UN auspices, and work out their differences,” he said. The report also recommends that the Council extend the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) through 30 November to give time for consultations on the proposed framework “What would really be useless, in my opinion, is for the parties to spend five months, under our auspices – and this would be a terrible waste of time – arguing over whether they were going to talk about the framework proposal or whether they were going to talk about something we’ve been talking about for 10 years and haven’t implemented,” said Mr. Baker.”If we don’t make progress on this new approach, we will have the settlement plan there which we haven’t been able to implement for 10 years — maybe we’d go back to that,” he added. read more

Beside The Points For Thursday March 15 2018

See more NBA predictions Oh, and don’t forgetCapitalism is great All newsletters ella:oh hm interestingneil:That caused our favorite to change! Nova now No. 1walt:Browns legend Joe Thomas announces his retirementthat’s kind of heartbreakingneil:Just as they might get good again, too(and just as @walt and I were going to make our bet on Cleveland as 2020 Super Bowl champs)walt:i’ll still put my name on that postPredictions NBA Things That Caught My EyeBest of the best of the bestThis season’s University of Connecticut women’s basketball team was the very best of an already outstanding legacy of UConn teams. Of the five UConn teams since 2014 — all of whom were ranked #1 in adjusted offensive efficiency, adjusted defensive efficiency and adjusted net efficiency — this one stands out with the highest in every rating of all five teams. [FiveThirtyEight]Best of the worst of the bestThe Ivy League sent the University of Pennsylvania to the NCAA men’s tournament, and the team was seeded 16th up against Kansas. Now no 16-seed has ever defeated a 1-seed, and that record remains unbroken as Kansas defeated Penn 76-60. However, Penn will go down as the highest-Elo rated, best-ever No. 16. [FiveThirtyEight]Try out our interactive, Which World Cup Team Should You Root For?Ten upsets in the cardsThe Localized Upset Classification model gave a 50 percent chance or higher of an upset in 10 NCAAM tournament games, eyeing Murray State, NC State, Buffalo, Loyola Chicago, San Diego St., South Dakota St., Butler, Florida St., Syracuse, and Stephen F. Austin as potential first round upset contenders. [FiveThirtyEight]Preseason matters in a sport!Preseason AP and coaches polls were outstanding at predicting NCAA men’s basketball games from 2002-17, with higher rated teams in those preseason polls beating lower ranked rivals 71.8 percent of the time. Contrast that with Ratings Percentage Index, which the committee uses to seed the field of 68, which correctly called the outcome only 69.1 percent of the time. [FiveThirtyEight]Arizona and Missouri know many kinds of painThere are 16 different seeds you can lose a round of 64 game from, and several schools appear to be gunning for at least one first-round loss from all 16 of them. Thirteen different schools have lost from six different numbered seeds, and two — Providence and Princeton — with a loss from seven different seeds. It’s Arizona and Missouri, though, that are the connoisseurs of failure. Both of them have lost from a 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, and 10-seed; Arizona also lost from a 5-seed and Missouri an 11-seed. [FiveThirtyEight]The West is going to be a crazy finaleThere are seven teams in the Western conference separated by only two games, and only Houston and Golden State have guaranteed their ticket. That means that there are eight teams who could enjoy any seed between 3rd and “not appearing in this tournament,” which is quite a swing. [ESPN]Big Number10.24 yards per attemptFrom 2015-17, the best quarterback in the NFL when there were two tight ends on the field was Kirk Cousins, previously of Washington but who recently became an extremely well paid member of the Minnesota Vikings. Minnesota may want to invest seriously at the tight end position given that Cousins got 2,621 yards on 177 completions over the 256 pass attempts thrown with two TEs playing. [FiveThirtyEight]Leaks from Slack: walt: We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆  Join the squad. Subscribe read more

Ohio State womens soccer eyes Big Ten tourney run

While many students are taking exams or sitting in lecture halls Wednesday, the Ohio State women’s soccer team will begin its quest to win a conference tournament championship. The Buckeyes take on Illinois in the first round of the Big Ten Women’s Soccer Tournament Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. The tournament, which returns after not being held in 2009 or 2010, is hosted by Northwestern from Nov. 2 to Nov. 6, with the winner receiving an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. OSU finished the regular season with a 10-8-1 record, including a 5-5-1 mark in the Big Ten, which earned the team the No. 7 seed in the tournament. The Fighting Illini finished 14-4-1 (8-2-1 Big Ten) and are the No. 2 seed. In the teams’ regular season matchup on Sept. 23 in Columbus, the Buckeyes won, 2-1, to clinch the 200th victory in program history. Senior goalie Katie Baumgardner said while it’s a confidence boost knowing that you’ve already beaten your opponent before, nothing is guaranteed. “It also puts a little more pressure on us, like we know how to get it done, which is good, and we know that it’s possible,” Baumgardner said. “But we’ve still got to do it again. It was a close game the first time and I’m sure it’s going to be a close game again.” The familiarity with Illinois will help the Buckeyes, said senior forward Caitlyn Martin. “We know a little bit about them and how they play,” Martin said. “But it’s always hard to beat a team twice, so we’re going to have to have a good game plan together. We’ll definitely be motivated and ready to play.” OSU struggled toward the end of its season, losing four of its last six games. A 3-0 victory against Indiana on Senior Day last Sunday could give the team some momentum going into the tournament. “I think the good thing for us is we’ve really struggled with the middle to the bottom-half of the conference, but we’ve done really well against the top-half of the conference,” coach Lori Walker said. “…I think we are better against quality soccer teams and Illinois certainly is that.” Three members of the team were honored with Big Ten postseason awards, the conference office announced Tuesday. Senior defender Danielle Scoliere was named a first team All-Big Ten defender while sophomore midfielder Danica Wu earned second team All-Big Ten honors as a midfielder. Senior defender Liz Sullivan was the team’s Big Ten sportsmanship award honoree. The winner between OSU and Illinois will go on to face the winner of No. 3 Michigan State and No. 6 Iowa at 2:15 p.m. on Friday. read more

Play the Dead Space 3 demo on January 15

first_imgFans of the Dead Space series have had a long wait for the 3rd game to arrive. Dead Space 2 was released back in January 2011, and it looks like January 2013 will be your first chance to get your hands on Dead Space 3, in demo form at least.EA has announced that Xbox 360 and PS3 C$750.00 at Amazon owners will be able to download and play the demo on Tuesday, January 22. However, if you own an Xbox 360 there is a way to play it early if you’re quick.If you visit the Dead Space 3 demo site (link below) right now, you can register your Origin ID and EA will allow you to download the demo a week early on January 15 using a redemption code. This is a limited offer though, and EA will stop offering codes when enough players have registered for early access. Exactly how many players that is hasn’t been divulged.If you fail to get a code then it’s only an extra week of waiting. Alternatively, if you just want the full game to play then you only need wait until February 5 in the US and February 8 in Europe. The game is getting a simultaneous releases across Xbox 360, PS3, and PC, but there’s no mention of a PC demo being made available yet.Dead Space 3 was announced back in June, and with it came the introduction of a full-playthrough co-op mode. The reason for this, according to EA, is the fact Dead Space as a series is just too scary for some gamers so playing it with a friend is desirable. If that’s not you, don’t worry, EA has not tweaked the gameplay to accommodate co-op.Register for early access to the demo at demo.deadpace.com.via Business Wirelast_img read more

Man attends interview for job with Manchester Police smelling of alcohol gets

first_img Tuesday 14 Feb 2017, 2:07 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share274 Tweet Email1 21,577 Views http://jrnl.ie/3239218 29 Comments Image: Lynne Cameron/AP Image: Lynne Cameron/AP Feb 14th 2017, 2:07 PM Man attends interview for job with Manchester Police smelling of alcohol, gets arrested for drink-driving He did not get the job. A JOBSEEKER SHOWED up for an interview with Greater Manchester Police (GMP) well over the legal drink drive limit, only to be promptly arrested before being disqualified from driving.The incident happened last month as two senior GMP employees were holding interviews for an IT management position. When an external male applicant in his 50s was brought into the office at Sedgley Park, one of the interviewers engaged in the usual small talk to put the candidate at ease.“I asked if he had any trouble in finding us, as soon as he began to speak I could smell something on his breath which I thought was stale alcohol.“He mentioned that he did have a little trouble in finding somewhere to park, which immediately raised concerns.“Shortly after he arrived in the small office, the smell of alcohol became overpowering.“I decided to continue with the interview, which lasted for about an hour, but throughout the whole time I was sure that the candidate smelt strongly of drink and was considering what to do next.”AdviceAt end of the end of interview, the GMP employee made an excuse to leave the room and sought advice from a police officer on what to do next.“I didn’t want the man returning to his vehicle, given the obvious smell of alcohol. I couldn’t live with myself if there had been a collision and someone ended up seriously hurt.”A police traffic officer was called for. They asked the candidate if he had been drinking before attending the interview, to which the man replied no.The officer then asked if he had been drinking the previous night. The applicant said that he had been out the night before for a meal with his wife, where they had shared a bottle of wine.On hearing this, the officer escorted the man out of the building to a nearby patrol car and breathalysed him. The results from the breath test showed the man was over the legal drink drive limit. He was then taken to Bury Police station and tested again for his alcohol level, once the reading was confirmed, he was charged with drink driving.The offender last week pleaded guilty to being in control of a vehicle while over the legal drink driving limit at Bury and Rochdale Magistrates’ Court.He was disqualified from holding a driving licence for one year, to be reduced to seven months if successful in completing a drink driving awareness course within in a given time, and was also handed fines totalling £235.Read: Ibrahim Halawa’s trial has been delayed for a 19th time By Paul Hosford Short URLlast_img read more

Proud of my heritage says Demetriou

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram What a year it’s been for AFL. Controversy after controversy. The Essendon Football Club saga will be one that will be remembered for a long time yet, but spare a though for the AFL’s CEO. Where was Andrew Demetriou when all the Essendon story was unfolding and why was he silent on the matter?“I was on my annual trip to Cyprus,” he says with a smile, and there was no way he was going to be dealing with that whilst holidaying on the same earth his forefathers had walked. Mr Demetriou took his family to Cyprus to meet his father, relatives and for his family to get to know and understand their cultural heritage.Contrary to popular belief, Andrew Demetriou is one incredibly proud Cypriot Australian, who often credits his migrant parents for his success today. They taught him the value of working hard, loyalty and family – all core beliefs that one of Australia’s most noted and prominent sports CEO’s always takes on board.Speaking to students, staff and members of the Greek community at Alphington Grammar at their annual Father’s Day breakfast last week, Mr Demetriou noted the importance of Greek heritage and the importance of family values. The breakfast, organised by the school as well as the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria, raised money for research to prevent and treat prostate cancer.It was a trip to Greece, when he was university student, that gave him the strength to be one of the most powerful figures in not only sports, but Australia. The trip was supposed to be for a few days, but he stayed for six months where he matured as a man, but also a Greek Australian.Mr Demetriou grew up in the working class Coburg, at the back of the fish and chip shop his parents owned and operated. His parents migrated to Australia in the ’50s and had four children, who all went to university. His parents worked hard – seven days a week – and Mr Demetriou has inherited this work ethic. But family values are still at his core and even though he runs this ’empire’ that is AFL. When he’s home at 5:30 pm, it’s purely time for his wife and children.Whilst in Cyprus this year, Mr Demetriou said that he wants to instil these cultural values in Australia and in the AFL. And with the finals coming up, the question on everybody’s lips was ‘who will sing at the Grand Final?’“Maybe it’s time to call Dalaras,” the CEO joked.last_img read more

Bruce wants Abraham at Villa

first_imgAston Villa manager Steve Bruce has confirmed his interest in bringing Tammy Abraham to the club on loan but has revealed the club are not close to signing him.The England U-21 international is currently being monitored by a host of Championship clubs but the player has no intention of playing in the second tier of English football after spending last season on loan at Swansea in the Premier League.Reports in the media suggests that Abraham still has a number of options to weigh up before the loan window closes on August 31.Offers abroad could also be more appealing – and there’s still a chance of him sticking around at Stamford Bridge to fight for game-time – despite not even making the bench in the opening two Premier League encounters.Bruce said, as quoted by BirminghamLive: “If he does become available then there’s a definite interest from us, of course there is.”Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“But I haven’t had any conversation with Chelsea.”“If he was available then I think half the Championship would love to take somebody like Tammy Abraham let’s be honest.”“I don’t think we’re alone.”Villa are still after a new forward as both Keinan Davis and Scott Hogan are out with groin injuries.They are both out of action until after the international break.last_img read more

Top 10 most read stories this week

first_imgThe top 10 most read stories on www.employeebenefits.co.uk between 3 and 9 August 2017 were:Court of Appeal rules in favour of IBM in pensions caseGDPR to be brought into UK law under new Data Protection BillEmployment tribunal rules against Addison Lee in employment status caseHMRC advisory panel rules that gold bullion cannot be used to reward staffAurecon enhances family benefits for Australian and New Zealand staffPimlico Plumbers granted right to appeal in employment-status case71% believe staff are distracted by personal debt at workCorporate hospitality organisation offers £50,000 for Donald Trump lookalikeBournemouth University to roll out sustainability and wellbeing schemeEmployee Benefits Summer School to deliver e-learning via video serieslast_img read more

Plantation drive held

first_imgZaheerabad: Haritha Haram programme was conducted at Government School in Ranzole on Sunday. Parents of the students too took part in the programme. They urged the government to continue RS Praveen Kumar as secretary of the Telangana Residential Educational Society.last_img

ISRO chairman visits Tirumala Tirupati temple

first_imgTirumala: ISRO chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan has visited TTD (Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams) temple. Speaking to media after the Darshan of the Lord, he said the GSLV Mark-3 would be launched into space 15 July early hours. Nationally, Chandrayaan-2 is the most prestigious project for ISRO. He said the satellite launch will strengthen our technology system. He said it would take two months to get the full benefits of the mission.last_img

The Cats movie trailer has been released and netizens are finding the

first_imgThe Cats trailerInstagramThe internet woke up to a horror show as the trailer of the much-anticipated The Cats musical surfaced. Starring Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Idris Elba and James Corden in pivotal roles, fans did have their doubts regarding this musical. But little did anybody expect it to be such a fear-fest.”Digital fur technology”, as labelled by Universal to describe how the actors’ faces have been merged with computer-generated fur bodies, the trailer is something that swears to give you nightmares. The cast sings and dances and prances about but all people can see is how ghastly they all look as they have human faces with fur bodies. Ugly is an understatement but pure horror is the right way to describe how they all look. Right after the trailer surfaced on YouTube, it managed to rake in more than 100,000 views in its first hour.The Cats movie trailerYouTubeIMDB described the plot of the film as “a tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life”. Having been a part of Broadway, the Cats musical is a very famous story. Hence, there was a lot of anticipation surrounding the film. But the first trailer has only been devastating to many. One Twitter user actually wrote a Harry Potter reference stating, “#CatsMovie is about a bunch of witches and wizards fucking up Polyjuice Potion. Change my mind.” Another user quipped how “DO NOT LET YOUR CAT WATCH THE #CatsMovie TRAILER!” Check out all the funny responses the trailer received.Me: *watches #CatsMovie trailer*Me two seconds later: pic.twitter.com/T7Cltg6rO6— Chelsee (Mudstar The Awesome) (@MudstarAwesome) July 19, 2019 Cats trailerTwitter#CatsMovieMy therapist: Cats (2019) can’t hurt youCats (2019): pic.twitter.com/IdIa6yBgwn— vall.aa (@vallaa5) July 19, 2019 The Cats trailerTwitter#CatsMovie is about a bunch of witches and wizards fucking up Polyjuice Potion. Change my mind. pic.twitter.com/Tc5QxcNtzl— Bodor Pisti (@superpityu) July 19, 2019 The Cats trailerTwitterCats movie: exists Anime fans and furries: pic.twitter.com/yfLKtrVXJI— Roman av (@RomanAv5) July 19, 2019 The Cats trailerTwitterSo I’ve just seen the trailer for Cats and… holy shit did anyone else see this?! #CatsMovie pic.twitter.com/7pu4BnzHdt— Judith (@Wetterente) July 19, 2019 The Cats trailerTwitter#CatsMovie who wore It better… pic.twitter.com/3ydPenc3Cz— Ethan Pitchford (@R4ven_Melody) July 19, 2019 The Cats trailerTwitterThe new #Catsmovie trailer just looks like they’ve made a film about those medieval paintings where the artist has tried to draw a cat from memory. pic.twitter.com/XwvNqShqTC— Leigh (@Tweekilby) July 19, 2019 The Cats trailerTwitterDO NOT LET YOUR CAT WATCH THE #CatsMovie TRAILER! pic.twitter.com/TmfHDmvedT— Ida Funkhouser (@IdaFunkhouser) July 19, 2019 The Cats trailerTwitterConsidering how they all look like characters popping straight out of horror movies, fans didn’t hold back to comment on how the Cats musical is going to be a big failure! Directed by British filmmaker Tom Hooper, known for his Oscar win for The King’s Speech, the adaptation of Andrew Llyod Webber’s stage musical is not looking good. The film is set to release on December 20.last_img read more

The state of emergency has been lifted in the Mald

first_imgThe state of emergency has been lifted in the MaldivesGo back to the e-newsletter >Fairmont invests in Montreal World Journeys report that an impressive CAD$140 million renovation is planned for Montreal’s pre-eminent down-town hotel, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, famous for its royal visits and John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s ‘bed-in for peace’ in 1969. The renovated hotel will offer an array of restaurants and bars, as well as an urban market that will be unique in down-town Montreal. Its new open spaces will host varied cultural events and activities, and the hotel will continue to be the epicentre of Montreal’s underground city, shared by more than 19 million people a year.  The hotel will close in mid-June 2016 and will reopen in June 2017, ready for the celebrations marking the 375th anniversary of Montreal and the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation.  World Journeys have a 3-day “Discover the Flavours of Montreal” package priced from $544 per person share twin including 2 nights at the 5-star Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, a private history and tasting walking tour of Old Montreal, and a sightseeing cruise onboard Le Bateau Mouche.Maldives emergency liftedThe state of emergency declared in the Maldives last week has been lifted by the Government.  World Journeys suppliers in the Maldives have reported that there has been no disruption to tourism services over this period, and all related businesses are operating as normal.The Incan ruins of Moray World Journeys have added the unique Inca ruins of Moray to their range of sightseeing options out of Cusco, Peru.  Just 50km northwest of Cusco, Moray features three vast terraced pits carved out of the earth, thought by some to be an agricultural experiment by the Inca to understand how the varying temperatures from top to bottom affected the growth of crops.  World Journeys Director Chris Lyons says “This is a fascinating addition to a day trip which also includes the traditional village of Chinchero, famous for their textiles, the monumental Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo, site of a major battle with the Spanish Conquistadors, and the town of Ollantaytambo which has been continuously inhabited since the 13th century”.Exciting developments at the PyramidsWorld Journeys say that heat spots have been found by infrared thermography on three specific stones in the Great Pyramid of Giza, leading experts to speculate that there may be an as yet undiscovered chamber behind the stones.   The Great Pyramid, also known as the Pyramid of Khufu, was built around 2613 – 2494 BC and is one of the Seven Wonders of the World.  A project to investigate the thermo anomalies is underway, and expected to be completed mid-2016.  World Journeys’ 9-day Egyptian Sampler itinerary is the perfect introduction to Egypt, taking in the Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza, a Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor via the temples of Philae, Kom Ombo, Horus and the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens, plus time in Luxor to explore the mighty temple of Karnak or Luxor Temple, and time in Cairo to visit the famous Cairo Museum with its treasures of Tutankhamun, and Old Cairo with the colourful Khan el Kahlili Bazaar.  Priced from $2,760 per person share twin (2016) this includes transfers, all transport including flights Cairo > Aswan and Luxor > Caro and a 3-night 5-star cruise, 5 nights 4-star hotels with breakfast (plus 4 lunches and 3 dinners), sightseeing with English speaking local guides, and entrance fees. Prices vary seasonally and are subject to change due to currency fluctuations.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Since its opening in 20

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterSince its opening in 2008, The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills has boasted an atmosphere of British style flawlessly inspired by Southern California. Modern luxury is woven subtly into every aspect of the hotel, from the entrance and lobby to the garden-inspired rooftop pool deck and private terraces.The hotel features 226 recently renovated suites, a 110-seat screening room, a state-of-the-art fitness centre and an 11,000 square-foot bi-level Penthouse Inspired by Vivienne Westwood: the largest penthouse in Los Angeles. All of the LWH suites offer an open floor-plan meant to take advantage of the inspiring views of the Hollywood Hills or towards the Los Angeles skyline. The panoramic rooftop pool deck offers private cabanas, a separate fire pit, as well as cocktails and light bites.  The Alex Roldan Salon offers hair, nail and makeup services and unforgettable retail purchases in the Alex Roldan Shop adjacent.Distinctive culinary venues helmed by Chef Anthony Keene include the hotel’s signature restaurant Boxwood, London Bar, Sitting Room and rooftop poolside dining.  Both The London Bar and Boxwood restaurant delight patrons with British-inspired cocktails and California shared plates, providing the ideal experience for locals, travellers and members of the entertainment industry. The comfortable and welcoming Sitting Room offers a space for guests to relax and work while enjoying the restaurant’s all-day dining. Guests can also reserve Afternoon Tea on the weekends in the Sitting Room and enjoy daily complimentary breakfast each morning. Travel Agent Benefits:Travel agent clients receive food and beverage credits to the hotel’s onsite dining outlets as well as a world-class concierge team to assist with all attractions nearby.Go back to the enewsletter What’s New:Meet Winston & ChurchillNamed for the iconic British Prime Minister, Winston & Churchill, a dynamic English Bulldog duo now call the pet-friendly Los Angeles property their full-time home. Twice a day, guests have the chance to meet, greet and play with the hotel’s four-legged friends in their favourite hangout, Hampton Court: an intimate and beautiful outdoor space with views of the Hollywood Hills and Sunset Strip. Guests will also see them on their many daily walks around the property, or sometimes lounging poolside at the hotel’s famed rooftop pool. Groups who would like to have them make a debut at their event are able to book by making a $250 donation to the local Los Angeles animal shelter on their behalf.New in F&BIn Spring 2019, The London debuted a brand new, family-friendly Magical Tea, a unicorn-themed tea experience full of colourful treats and teas for parents to share with their little ones. The menu, devised by Chef Anthony Keene, is a vibrant array of cupcakes, French doughnuts, cotton candy, peanut butter and jelly macaroons, blueberry smoothies and much more. The fanciful bites are paired with premium teas from The Rare Tea Company, the hotel’s tea partner and the exclusive tea of the Royal Family. This special tea is served Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00-4:00pm, in the Sitting Room and priced at $18.00 per person, which also includes some fun, take-home goodies for the little ones. This year, in addition to regular poolside dining and poolside bar, The London will introduce a brand new rooftop lounge adjacent to the pool deck that serves cocktails, small bites and inventive and refreshing items like spirit-infused popsicles. The lounge will be open to both hotel guests and the public during the week throughout the summer months.last_img read more

Number of unaccompanied minors doubled last year

first_imgThe number of unaccompanied minors among asylum seekers registered in 2016 in Cyprus has more than doubled compared with 2015, unlike the rest of Europe, where on average the number has fallen.According to Eurostat data, in 2015 some 105 children registered in Cyprus rising to 215 in 2016.By contrast, the number fell by about a third in the rest of the EU.In 2015 almost 96,500 minors registered while in 2016, it decreased to 63,300 applying for international protection. The 2016 figure is still about five times higher than the annual average during the period 2008 to 2013 (around 12,000 per year).In 2016, a substantial majority of unaccompanied minors in the EU were male, 89 per cent. In Cyprus, the situation is atypical. Just 54 per cent of the asylum seekers were male last year.A comparatively high number of asylum seekers are younger than 18 in Cyprus, 32 per cent. The EU average is much lower, 15.9 per cent.However, the overwhelming majority of children registered in Cyprus are over 14 years old, only a tiny minority of one per cent is younger.More than a third (38 per cent) of asylum applicants under 18 in the EU in 2016 were Afghans and about a fifth (19 per cent) Syrians. In Cyprus, 66 per cent or 135 minors came from Somalia and 50 (22 per cent) from Syria.In 2016, the highest number was registered in Germany with almost 36,000 unaccompanied minors, or 57 per cent of all those registered in the EU member states, followed by Italy (6,000, or 10 per cent) and Austria (3,900, or 6 per cent).You May LikeClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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