UN Foundation sends 40000 antimalaria nets to refugee camps in Chad

28 August 2007Tens of thousands of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in eastern Chad fleeing the ongoing crisis in Sudan’s Darfur region will be saved from potentially fatal bouts of malaria thanks to 40,000 long-lasting insecticide-treated nets being sent by the United Nations Foundation. Tens of thousands of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in eastern Chad fleeing the ongoing crisis in Sudan’s Darfur region will be saved from potentially fatal bouts of malaria thanks to 40,000 long-lasting insecticide-treated nets being sent by the United Nations Foundation. Without the nets dispatched by the Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign (www.NothingButNets.net), it has been estimated that 25 per cent of he 200,000 refugees and IDPs living in the camps along the Chad-Sudan and Chad-Central African Republic borders could die from malaria. “We asked the tens of thousands of Nothing But Nets supporters to help us purchase and deliver nets to Chad – and they responded overwhelmingly in just three weeks,” Foundation Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Kathy Bushkin Calvin said. Last month, the UN High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the MENTOR Initiative, a non-governmental organization (NGO) working on the ground in the region recognized an emergency need and sought assistance from the Foundation to purchase and deliver nets before the height of the rainy season. “Many lives will be saved through this emergency campaign,” said Richard Allan, CEO of the MENTOR Initiative. “With so many Chadians forced into temporary camps and living under poor conditions, the delivery of these nets is vital to protecting Chadian families from the spread of malaria.” Through a growing network of more than 60,000 people, Nothing But Nets, a grassroots effort to prevent malaria by delivering long-lasting insecticide-treated nets, raised more than $400,000 for the initiative. The National Basketball Association’s Chicago Bulls, a local partner in the campaign, provided the first $10,000 for the emergency appeal. “I want to thank my team and all those who answered this urgent appeal,” said Chicago Bulls forward and Sudan native Luol Deng, a spokesperson for Nothing But Nets. “With your donations, you have prevented the unnecessary suffering of thousands.” A $10 donation to Nothing But Nets covers the cost to purchase and distribute a net and educate a community health worker on its proper use. Malaria kills more than 1 million people each year, most of them children. Bed nets are one of the most cost-effective and simple methods of preventing its spread. The UN Foundation was created in 1998 with the aim of promoting a more peaceful, prosperous, and just world through the support of the UN. Through grant-making and building new and innovative public-private partnerships, it acts to meet the most pressing health, humanitarian, socio-economic and environmental challenges of the 21st century. read more

Mattala airport to open in March

A twin-engine Beechcraft Super king test aircraft belongs to Pakistan Civil Aviation Department successfully landed on the new runway in a measure to test air travel control instruments installed at the Mattala Airport. The Mattala International Airport will be declared open in March this year, the Minister of Civil Aviation Priyankara Jayaratne told Parliament today.He said that phase one of the work on the Chinese funded airport is almost complete and the airport will open for air traffic on March 18. The first test flight on the new air strip at the second international airport at Mattala in Hambantota landed in October last year. The construction work of the Mattala International Airport would be completed at the end of this year and its commercial operation will be launched early January 2013.The airport is being built on a 2,000 hectare land according to recommendations of the International Civil Aviation Organization. A 1,000-square meter cargo facility will have the capacity of handling 45,000 metric tons of cargo per year.The new airport when completed will support both international and domestic travel and air-sea cargo transshipment in conjunction with the Hambantota Harbor. (Colombo Gazette) “It was highly successful as the test aircraft equipped with testing equipment to test all new installation carried out the necessary test of all the equipment and reported they were in order,” Prasanna Wickramasuriya, Chairman Airport and Aviation said.The aircraft piloted by a Pakistani pilot will remain in Sri Lanka for a week to conduct further tests. read more

Business Report Air Canada reports first quarter 2014 results

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Air Canada reported a first-quarter net loss of $341 million, 680News senior business editor Mike Eppel explains. air canada|business report by News Staff Posted May 15, 2014 6:06 am MDT Business Report: Air Canada reports first quarter 2014 results

On World Oceans Day UN chief issues call to protect marine environment

Marking World Oceans Day, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the international community to do more to reverse degradation of the marine environment, which influences virtually all aspects of life on the planet.“Let us work together to create new waves of action for ocean sustainability – for people and the planet,” Mr. Ban said in a message marking the Day.“From trade to food to climate regulation, the oceans are integral to all of humanity. This is particularly so for coastal dwellers whose income and culture are irrevocably bound to the sea,” the UN chief said.“If we are to fully benefit from the oceans, we must reverse the degradation of the marine environment due to pollution, overexploitation and acidification,” he said, urging all nations to work towards that end, including by joining and implementing the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, the broad based treaty governing the world’s waters, often referred to as “the Constitution of the oceans.” Given the important role played by oceans for the planet’s food security, and the health and survival of all life, as well energy needs, the General Assembly decided that, from 2009, 8 June would be designated by the United Nations as ‘World Oceans Day’ to raise global awareness of the current challenges faced by the international community in connection with the oceans.This year’s theme for the Day is “Oceans and People.” The United Nations has planned a host of activities organized by the world body’s Division for Oceans and the Law of the Sea.The observance of the Day will take place at UN Headquarters on Monday starting at 1:15 p.m., with opening remarks by Patricia O’Brien, Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs. The event is being held in coordination with the American Museum of Natural History.Meanwhile, later this evening, New York City landmark, the Empire State Building will be lit in white, blue and purple representing the different layers of the ocean. read more

Deep coal mining ends in the UK – a world leader brought

first_imgBritain’s last deep coal mine, Kellingley in Yorkshire, worked its last shift underground yesterday. Kellingley began production in April 1965 and up to 900 t/h of coal could be raised to the surface through one of two 800 m deep shafts. It was mining the ‘Beeston’ coal seam and its closure leaves  further accessible reserves in the ‘Silkstone’ coal seam. It brings to an end a history of British deep coal mining covering many centuries.As Wikipedia explains, the Industrial Revolution, which began in Britain in the 18th century, and later spread to continental Europe, North America, and Japan, was based on the availability of coal to power steam engines. International trade expanded exponentially when coal-fed steam engines were built for the railways and steamships during the Victorian era. Coal was cheaper and much more efficient than wood fuel in most steam engines.In 1905, only the US mined more coal than the UK, producing almost 351 Mt that year, compared with Britain’s 236 Mt. The UK was a world leader and this generated a coal mining equipment industry that also lead the world. There had been more than 1,000 coal mines in the UK during the first half of the 20th century, but by 1984 there were only 173 still operating. And, as of today, there are no deep mines operating. The equipment companies largely failed to move with the times and most disappeared or were sold to US or German companies and competitors.last_img read more

Government public service unions reach deal on extending Croke Park

first_imgUpdated, 14:01THE GOVERNMENT and the trade unions representing most of Ireland’s 292,000 public service workers have concluded the first steps on extending and amending the terms of the Croke Park pay deal.A proposal for an agreement to cut €1 billion from the public pay bill was finalised just after 11am this morning after a final 13-hour session of talks in Ballsbridge, which followed the withdrawal of four unions from the negotiations last night.The proposals include pay cuts for higher-earning public workers, a freeze on increments for all staff, extended working hours and cuts to the Sunday premium and overtime rates.In the education sector, supervision and substitution payments will be eliminated – though sources in teachers’ unions said new entrants to the sector since 2011, who have taken proportionally larger pay cuts than older peers, would be protected from this, either by having the allowance secured or by moderate pay increases.In exchange, the public service pension levy will be cut slightly; the €15,000 to €20,000 band rate will be cut from 5 per cent to 2.5 per cent. At a glance: What’s in the proposed public pay deal > Public Expenditure minister Brendan Howlin, who joined the talks this morning to help conclude a deal, said he was confident today’s proposals would be “the last ask” made of public servants. He said:All public sector workers have already made a significant contribution to our economic recovery, however, these further measures are absolutely required to achieve a sustainable payroll cost.Howlin said he hoped the public unions would acknowledge what he saw as the requirement for the “balanced measures”.The proposal from the Labour Relations Commission will now go to ICTU’s member unions to be ratified on an individual basis, with a majority of ICTU unions required to ratify the deal before it can take effect.SIPTU president: Proposals are not a ‘deal’SIPTU general president Jack O’Connor stressed that the proposals did not form an ‘agreement’, but rather a commonly agreed proposal from the Labour Relations Commission which now needs to be approved by unions and their members.“Ultimately it’ll come down to individual union members casting vote on a single ballot, one way or another,” O’Connor told RTÉ’s Today with Pat Kenny.He added that the key question being put to union members would be whether they felt the deal was better than one they might secure after industrial action.When you recognise that justice has been thrown out the window in this country years ago, when you look at the question as to whether or not you would be likely to do better as a result of a protracted industrial battle […] the debate will, I would expect, focus in on the strategies of the people who decided that you would do better [by taking industrial action].Members would “have to weigh up: is this strategy feasible, is it working, is it worth the risk,” he said.ICTU: ‘Better protections’ than across-the-board pay cutsUnions said the agreement would bring an end to the “two-tier” public service, where newer entrants to some professions were paid significantly less than those who had entered the system shortly before them.ICTU, which is the vehicle by which the agreement can be ratified by public workers, said the negotiations had resulted in “better protections for public servants than across-the-board pay cuts” or other unilateral measures the government had threatened.ICTU officials at the talks said union input helped to blunt the edge of “virtually every element” of the proposals being tabled by the Government.“We have achieved far more through negotiation than we could have hoped to gain through protests,” ICTU public services committee chairman Shay Cody said in a statement.It added that Unions had not accepted the plans to cut “so-called ‘higher pay’”, but that their input meant pay rates would only be cut for the highest-paid.The deal looked to be on the line when four unions – representing doctors, nurses, midwives, and low-paid civil servants, with a total membership of about 64,000 – walked out of the talks last night.With two Garda bodies having left the talks and psychiatric nurses opting not to participate, the deal reached this morning was struck by unions representing about 70 per cent of the total public workforce of 292,000.If ratified, the provisions of the deal would take effect on a three-year basis from July 2013. The existing Croke Park Agreement remains in place until June 2014.Read: Pat Rabbitte: Ministers and TDs should ‘lead by example’ and take paycutlast_img read more

More earthquakes shake Kefalonia

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck off western Greece early on Monday, the United States Geological Survey said.The quake, which was initially reported as 6.4 in magnitude, struck 76 miles (122 km) west of Patras at a relatively shallow depth of 8.5 miles (13.7 km) at 0308 GMT, as reported by Reuters.There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.last_img

Greek Australians die in separate road tragedies

first_imgLast week saw the shocking deaths of 41-year-old Gabriel Kallinikos and 28-year-old mother of three, Christina Karageorge.Last Tuesday, Mr Kallinikos lost control of his car, smashing through a fence followed by a tree on Rowans Road in Moorabbin. The victim was soon rushed to Alfred Hospital, where doctors did their best to keep the victim alive, though they were unsuccessful. The Oakleigh resident, said to have been an only child living with his widowed mother, was driving a blue I.X. Mitsubishi.Another road accident involving a Greek Australian resulting in fatality took place in the early hours of Friday morning on Mt Alexander Road in Trancore.Ms Karageorge was the passenger of a black Nissan Micra that crashed into a tree just after 3.00 am. The victims were taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital with Ms Karageorge in a critical condition, where she passed away hours later from internal injuries, leaving behind her two daughters and a son.The driver, a 27-year-old man, is said to have suffered non-life-threatening injuries and remained in hospital in a stable condition. Police are asking anyone who witnessed either car accident to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Vancouver backs off animal limits

first_imgAfter months of back and forth, the Vancouver City Council is no longer considering implementing limits on the number of animals residents can own. A 5-2 vote Monday evening sealed the ordinance’s fate as the majority of the council voted against moving forward with a public hearing.The discussion first began in November 2016 after concerned residents addressed the council about a neighbor who habitually kept too many animals in unfavorable conditions.The most recent proposal would have restricted households from keeping a total of more than 10 animals. Dogs were limited to three, and cats, hens and rabbits were restricted at five per household.“I feel the number is arbitrary in terms of the solution we’re trying to find to a problem in limiting the number of pets isn’t necessarily going to get at those bad actors,” said Councilor Alishia Topper. Topper has expressed reservations about the ordinance throughout the process. “I believe that our city code already addresses the majority of issues that would be occurring regardless of the number of animals you have.”Bryan Snodgrass, principal planner in the city’s Community and Economic Development department, said the city estimates it gets between five and 10 complaints annually concerning the number of animals a resident owns. The county, he said, handles a hoarding case every year to two, and about four or five times a month it receives calls about the number of animals someone has.last_img read more

Accessible Affordable Quality Health Service Delivery Are Our PriorityHon Sillah

first_imgBy: Kebba AF TourayNA Select Committee on HealthHon. Ousman Sillah, Member for Banjul North and Chairperson of the National Assembly Select Committee on Health, said accessible, affordable and quality health service delivery are their main priorities. He made these remarks during his committee’s visit to health facilities, starting with the Bundung Hospital, on Friday.While assuring staff of the visited sites of his committee’s support, he urged them to provide the committee with detailed documents to be able to express and advocate for them during sittings of the National Assembly, the problems facing the health sector in their respective facilities, with the objective of improving health officer’s conditions, by solving their problems.“Facilities have similar challenges, but we will do our outmost to make sure that the Abuja Declaration is fully implemented”, said Hon. Sillah.Hon. Saikou Marong, Member for Latrikunda, expressed thanks to the management and staff of the hospitals and urged for attitudinal change, in order to curb the daunting challenges facing the country’s health sector.“Be patient for us to be able to recover from the damages inflicted on us as a result of the 22 years of bad governance,” he emphasized.Hon. Sulayman Saho, member for Baddibu Central and the rapporteur of the Committee, applauded the staff of the sites visited and implored on them to keep up the spirit. He urged them to judiciously manage the resources of the facilities in the best interest of the nation. Kebba Manneh, the CEO of Bundung Hospital, cited inadequate staff, experts, nurses, government subvention, oxygen and waste management, as his facility’s constraints and urged the chairperson and his committee, to come up with measures to provide holistic remedies to these challenges.The second facility visited was Faji Kunda Major Hospital.  Mr. Ebou Corr, the officer in charge alluded to the influx of patients, poor power supply, staff and medical inadequacy and maternity unit, as major factors affecting the execution of their work and call for urgent intervention, especially by Government, to make this history.Mr. Sheikh Omar Dibba, Subject Matter Specialist, beseeched the staff to control the internal resources of the hospital and pleaded to the committee to engage the Health Ministry and hospital boards in ensuring that they deliver as expected.“Gambia is a developing country. So it is virtually impossible to ensure free health care services to the populace”, he said.He suggested that medical user charges should be introduced to subsidize Government expenditure on the health sectors. The tour continues on Monday at the Central Drug Store in Kotu and the Ahmadiyaa Hospital in Tallinding.last_img read more

2 Children Baptized At The Parish Of The Transfiguration

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The following two children were baptized and joined the Parish of  the Transfiguration on Sunday, August 18, 2019:Nicholas Joseph RichardsonIsabella Maria RizzoCongratulations to these children and their families.(NOTE: List is from the latest St. Thomas/St. Dorothy church bulletin. The cover photo is from Airgoz Aerial Photography.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related4 Children Baptized At The Parish Of The TransfigurationIn “Community”2 Children Baptized At The Parish Of The TransfigurationIn “Community”5 Children Baptized At The Parish Of The TransfigurationIn “Community”last_img read more

Christopher Byrd Son of AFRO Board Director Dies at 48

first_imgBy Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFROChristopher Lawrence Byrd, a carpenter and avid participant in Baltimore’s community life, died unexpectedly on Sept 28. He was 48.Byrd was a devoted member of the Muslim faith and holistic life practitioner. He was also a loving son, brother and uncle, lifelong bachelor and faithful friend who gifted his family and friends with a naturally charming and generous demeanor, relatives said.Christopher Lawrence Byrd (Courtesy Photo)“Christopher was always giving. He’d be the first to answer your call, the first to reach out and take care of others,” said Byrd’s younger sister, Cimmon Burris. She added, “I’ll remember most how he took care of family members when they got ill and how he treated the children in our family.”Christopher is survived by his parents, Laura Phillips Byrd, a member of the Afro American Newspapers’ Board of Directors and Dr. Eugene Byrd; his only sister, Cimmon (Tylandis); two nephews, Terrance and Tyler Burris and a host of family and friends.A viewing will be held Oct. 1 at noon at Wiley Funeral Home, 9200 Liberty Ave.  Midday prayer will follow at 12:30 p.m. at the Islamic Society of Baltimore, 6631 Johnnycake Road. Janazah prayer will follow immediately after midday payer.Burial will follow Janazah prayer service at King Memorial Park which is located at 8710 Dogwood Road, Baltimore.last_img read more

Fruitful women should take fruitful diet

first_imgPregnant women cannot afford reckless eating because babies they incubate depend on them for their nutrition, health and growth. Doctors advice them to observe utmost caution in choices of foods they eat. According to experts, for pregnant women dry or juicy food elements need to constitute major chunk of their dietary picks. They must shun unhealthy foods irrespective of seasons. They must have utmost control on their cravings. Unhealthy foods taken by pregnant women may even predispose babies for later life style diseases. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfMaintaining a healthy diet regimen is always essential whether it is summer or winter especially when it comes to pregnant women. They must follow dos and don’ts despite their cravings otherwise. Unhealthy or wrong diet can cause health issues like gastric problems, malnutrition, weakness, stomach upsets, cold and cough etc. From conception till the time of delivery, women must pay attention towards their diet and make healthy choices. Healthy foods are central to right development of the foetus. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveDr Archana Dhawan Bajaj, Gynaecologist and Obstetrician, Nurture IVF Centre, advises, “During winters, pregnant women need to increase in-take of dry fruits as they contain more essential nutrients like folate, potassium and iron. Prunes, dates, almonds and walnuts are some of the dry fruits which pregnant women is advised to include in their diets. Intake of winter fruits like oranges, kinnow, as they contain high vitamin and fibre content are also advised. Avoid intake of too much fried food, too much sweets and ghee”.   Tanu Arora, Head of Department, Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, Aakash Healthcare advises, “Mother has to nurture the fetus health of the newborn. Additional energy is required to support the fetus, development of placenta and maternal tissues and to meet the needs for increased BMR. Good sources of energy are cereal and fats. Healthy and balanced diet is recommended for a good pregnancy outcome which is based on balanced diet. Choose food from all the sections to make it balanced, such as:-1. Grains – Bread, pasta, oatmeal, cereal and tortillas.2. Fruits – Fruits can be fresh, canned, frozen or dried. Juice that is 100% fruit juice also counts.3. Vegetables – Vegetables can be raw or cooked, frozen, canned, dried or 100% vegetable juice.4. Protein foods – Protein foods include meat, poultry, seafood, beans and peas, eggs, processed soy products, nuts and seeds.5. Dairy – Milk and products made from milk, such as cheese, yogurt, and ice cream.”According to fertility experts, pregnant women should avoid some foods and beverages that include alcohol and high-mercury fish, soft cheeses, cold deli meats and unpasteurized foods and intake of caffeine. Most importantly junk foods should be avoided as high amounts of fats and sugars during pregnancy may predispose offspring to diabetes. Drinking adequate amount of water should always be on priority list of pregnant women.last_img read more

Untold story of a freedom fighter

first_imgAs part of Bharat Rang Mahotsav – ongoing theatrical extravaganza in Delhi, a play titled ‘Nine Miles to Go’ will be performed on February 19, 2019. Written by Ujjwal Chattopadhyay and directed by Jayasree Bhattacharya, an hour and 40 minutes long presentation will surely be a treat to watch.The story revolves around a dramatist who wants to write a play on Baghajatin. He is trying to understand Baghajatin’s strategy to fight against 500 British soldiers with only four companions. Was Baghajatin right? The writer appeared to have had an interaction with the soul of Baghajatin who answers all his queries. He explains how Bhagawad Gita and other holy scriptures of our Indian philosophy had defined true leaders. The melodrama begins when the dramatist rewinds the sequences, imagining that the five great fighters have won the battle. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfTalking about this particular play, director Jayasree said, “I believe it as my duty and responsibility to cover a few moments of truth related to a charismatic freedom fighter of India. India’s Freedom did not come all of a sudden. It was an outcome of great sacrifices of our freedom fighters who selflessly fought against the rulers. As a director, I started researching on the subject quite a while ago and discovered many unknown and interesting (sometimes unpleasant) happenings in the life of Baghajatin. I visited all the places where he had lived, worked and sacrificed his life for the country. The more I travelled, the more I was touched. Knowing Baghajatin is a journey and that I have tried to capture in this play Nine Miles to Go.” It will be presented by Pragya Cultural Centre – a Kolkata based theatre group. It works for social causes, and for differently abled people using theatre as a therapy. The group has been performing a popular play Fight Cancer since 2003. It runs theatre workshops for theatre lovers in the eastern zone. It has won several drama competitions and awards.last_img read more

Bride stealing custom all the rage in Bucharest

first_imgThis past Saturday, about 20 brides were held hostage at the Arch of Triumph, which was built in 1922 to honor Romanian soldiers who died during World War I and to celebrate the reunification of Transylvania with the rest of Romania.One bride was driven in from her wedding in a town an hour east of Bucharest with a gaggle of guests in tow. Another grabbed the toy machine gun of her kidnappers, dressed up as Taliban, and pretending to use it in front of the monument.Authorities turn a blind eye to the partying under the monument, technically illegal because it’s a historic landmark. Motorists cruise around the square honking, waving and cheering. The outdoor party is one way for Romanians, frustrated with austerity measures and feuding politicians, to let off steam.One bride, 25-year-old Alisar Dragne, says her abduction was scripted from start to finish.`’Everything was staged and ready in my case. The limousine was waiting for me in front of the restaurant, I was given the `leave’ signal by my friends and together we came here to have some fun,” she said. “Now everyone’s thinking what ransom to ask the groom.”George Neascu, a Roma musician, who plays at the monument every week for small change, said the bride-stealing custom is as old as living memory. “All sorts of people come here,” said Neascu, “both those who have lots of money and those who have less.”(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Every Saturday night, brides from Bucharest and beyond are dragged away in a mock abduction by friends and driven to a top tourist spot where they are “held hostage” _ all the while pouting, dancing and striking provocative poses for the cameras.The ransom: a few bottles of whisky or perhaps something more romantic, like a public declaration of love from the abandoned groom. The kidnappers negotiate by phone, working out the details of the payoff. It’s all harmless theatrics meant to add a whiff of risque fun to the nuptials.Mock abductions of brides are part of marriage ceremonies across the former Soviet Union. In some countries, guests lock up a bride or have her hide in a backroom during celebrations, demanding that the bridegroom delivers a “ransom” _ like singing a song, dancing or sometimes paying real money.In Romania, the custom took off a few years ago when a top football player rented Bucharest’s Arch of Triumph, a major monument modeled after its iconic namesake in Paris, and proposed there to his girlfriend. There was no kidnapping involved but the scene stuck in the popular imagination as a symbol of marriage _ and soon the monument became a sort of midnight mecca for bride-napping. Top Stories Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Parents, stop beating yourself upcenter_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Associated PressBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) – A white limousine screeches to a halt and a bride, resplendent in frothy gown and veil, is hauled outside by her abductors.It’s one of Romania’s more colorful customs: bride-napping. And the tradition of snatching the bride from under the nose of groom and guests with the wedding party in full swing is getting bigger, brasher and an increasingly common sight in the Romanian capital, the Balkans’ undisputed party town. Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix 4 must play golf courses in Arizonalast_img

Family fun in the sun © Mike Crane PhotographyWhi

first_imgFamily fun in the sun © Mike Crane Photography/Whistler BlackcombGo back to the e-newsletterVail Resorts continues to grow with the announcement on 8 August that the ski resort management company has agreed to a strategic combination with Whistler Blackcomb, the largest ski area in Canada and North America, acquiring 100 per cent of the stock of Whistler Blackcomb. Abby Hein, Senior Specialist of International Communications, revealed Vail Resorts’ excitement at an intimate mid-ski season media gathering at Dead Ringer Restaurant & Bar in Sydney’s Surry Hills. LATTE was among the snow-lovers to brave the downpour on Wednesday night to enjoy ‘sips and apps’ (drinks and canapés) with Abby, taking home a maple-flavoured doughnut in celebration of the impending agreement with Australia’s favourite Canadian resort.As well as the news from Whistler Blackcomb, Abby also announced that the 2017 Epic Australia Pass is now on sale, offering flexibility and year-round for Australians, starting from AU$759 for adults, AU$429 for students and AU$499 for seniors. As well as season-long access to Perisher, pass-holders can enjoy skiing the 2017/2018 season in Colorado (Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and 10 days at Vail and/or Beaver Creek combined), Utah (Park City), and the Lake Tahoe region of California and Nevada (Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood) (holiday restrictions apply), as well as Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada, pending completion of the current transaction. Australians can lock in the current early-bird pricing with an AU$49 down payment, with the remaining balance due in June 2017.Abby also described some of the in-resort changes that will be happening across Vail Resorts’ 10-strong 2016/17 portfolio, highlighting the company’s preference to listen to its guests and reinvest in upgrading each of its resorts. This year marks US$600 million being invested back into resort improvements over the last six years, including a new four-passenger chairlift on Vail Mountain. Sun Up Express is a primary lift on the mountain’s back bowls, and the new lift will reduce wait times and the ride time from 8.2 minutes to 3.9. Over at Breckenridge, the Peak 7 area will get a new 490-seat restaurant, bringing dining options to this part of the mountain for the first time. Fresh options, like made-to-order salads and a Mediterranean station, are set to complement the dramatic views of Summit County. At Beaver Creek, The Pines Lodge, A RockResort will undergo a significant renovation of its 60 rooms, keeping the unique European charm the hotel is known for while upgrading comfort, technology and the guest experience.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

Lufthansas new microsite is a comprehensive sourc

first_imgLufthansa’s new microsite is a comprehensive source of information for travelers and aviation buffs interested in the Airbus A380, the future flagship of the airline’s fleet. Starting today, visitors to lufthansa.com/a380 can access the most current details about the status of Lufthansa’s first Airbus A380 and follow the route-proving program in New York, Chicago and Washington D.C., which was conducted exclusively with Lufthansa in March 2007. Furthermore, they can learn about component acceptance tests and the transport of the aircraft’s sections across Europe for final assembly in Toulouse.Over the next few months, Lufthansa will continue to add more documentary material to the new microsite, illustrating Lufthansa’s A380 innovations. In addition to articles, the Web site will include numerous images, games, video clips and other downloadable material. Details and further site functions will be added until the planned entry of the aircraft into service during the 2010 summer schedule. Visitors to the Web site will also find A380 items available through the Lufthansa WorldShop as well as an integrated media section with the latest press releases, an image database and other services.www.lufthansa.com/a380last_img read more

Cyprus running out of time to resume stalled reform process fiscal watchdog

first_imgThe EU will likely put pressure on Cyprus soon to resume its reforms process, virtually suspended after the island’s exit from the bailout adjustment programme, the head of the fiscal watchdog said in an interview.“All those who believe that the exit from the program will give the green light to return to practices of the past, will soon realise that this is not the case,” said Demetris Georgiades, head of the Fiscal Council, a body tasked with monitoring fiscal developments and planning to avoid derailment.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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In a tweet last year Pawan wrote: "To BJP leadership – We are in down south and we are the foundation of this nation and not your up north political leadership”Much before Kamal Pawan asked for all political parties in south India to come together on a common platform and set aside political differences The point that many like Pawan are making is that 20 percent of India’s population living in south India is contributing 30 percent of India’s tax collection The south also does far better on several indices including education health population control electrification and industrial development It is this sentiment of anger that manifests itself when Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has the gall to lecture Kerala on how to manage its health system better Admittedly there are problem areas in Kerala (like anywhere else) and there is scope for improvement But when the chief minister of a state that witnessed the deaths of children in Gorakhpur reportedly due to lack of oxygen among other reasons and more recently the terribly callous case of a man’s amputated leg being used as a headrest for him at a Jhansi hospital gets into preaching mode it understandably raised hackles in Kerala Are these utterances to be taken as stray expressions of anguish or a pointer to a deep cleavage within India Mohan Guruswamy a policy analyst and former advisor tofinance minister Yashwant Sinha said it seems to arise out of an apprehension that in due course of time south India will have a fewer Lok Sabha seats in comparison with the cow belt states and that will translate to reduction in political power "The politicians are only tapping into the groundswell These feelings have begun coming into the public domain with decisions like attempts to impose Hindi on highway milestones” said Guruswamy? affecting approximately eight thousand people who live in the surrounding areas. "We ask that all of Lukes family members be allowed to mourn in peace, 14.

we can only imagine the dangers these girls must have been exposed to, rallies were taken out in Hoshangabad Berasia and Vidisha in Madhya Pradesh toprotest against the SC/ST Act amendments Drones are being used for surveillance in Gwalior SDM Narottam Bhargavi said “Lot of security forces have been deployed We are fully ready to face any kind of situation Section 144 has been imposed at several places It is very peaceful at present” In order to make sure that no objectionable and provoking messages are circulated during the bandh the Jabalpur District Magistrate has sent a notice that the internet services in the district will be barred from 8 pm on 5 September till 6 pm on 6 September Section 144 imposed has been imposed in Gwalior The district magistrate has suggested people to not move in group Licenses of 27000 arms in Gwalior district have been suspended Actions will be initiated against anyone found carrying arms and weapons Security was stepped up school holiday declared in one district and petrol pumps across Madhya Pradesh will remain closed on Thursday in view of ‘Bharat bandh’ called by some groups against the amendment to the SC/ST Act "We have decided to shut petrol pumps from 10 am to 2 pm tomorrow due to security reasons as some organisations have given a call for bandh" Madhya Pradesh Petrol Pump Owners Association president Ajay Singh told PTI Police have tightened security across the state in view of ongoing protests against the amendment to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act Representational image PTI Inspector General of Police (Intelligence) Makrand Deuskar said orders prohibiting gathering of people in large numbers have been imposed "The administration in most of the districts have clamped prohibitive orders under CrPC Section 144 in view of the bandh on 6 September" he said Thirty-four companies of the special armed force of police have been deployed in various districts he said Jabalpur district collector Chhavi Bharadwaj has written to the state home department seeking suspension of internet services in the district till 6 pm on Thursday District Education Officer in Bhind has ordered that schools in the district will remain closed Meanwhile protests against the amendment to the SC/ST Act continued in the state on Wednesday Protesters showed black flags to former Union minister and senior BJP leader Prahlad Patel at Tikamgarh when he was addressing the party’s OBC workers Slogans were shouted by protesters outside the venue of BJP’s OBC cell’s meeting in Gwalior After the Supreme Court diluted the provision of mandatory arrests under the SC/ST Act sparking protests by Dalit organisations the Union government brought an amendment in the monsoon session of Parliament to override the apex court’s order Gwalior-Chambal region considered a sensitive area had witnessed large-scale violence on 2 April this year during the Bharat bandh called by Dalit groups Now upper caste organisations are protesting against the amendment Brahma Samagam Sawarna Jankalyan Sangathan’s national president Dharmendra Sharma said about 150 organisations of upper castes and OBCs would participate in the Bharat bandh against the amendment With inputs from PTI Ryan Hyer,爱上海YR, Harry and Hermione as they debated his role in the Order of the Phoenix. five of the seven top Indian-based companies saw declines in FY 2017 from FY 2016 – Infosys, That leaves us back to where we started with the OPEC meeting: no change in policy. Now what we need to do is to understand that millions of Americans are facing a serious crisis in terms of retirement, the Union of European Football Associations. and we have in fact witnessed steps that will affirmatively hurt Black communities, S. Its the tone he sets that matters.

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