Football dominates television viewing as holiday nears

first_imgNEW YORK — Professional football is the lifeblood of live television this time of year. And it illustrated its dominance in the ratings last week.Four NFL games finished among the Nielsen company’s 20 most popular prime-time programs, with NBC’s Sunday night and Fox’s Thursday contests the top two. Both games featured Los Angeles teams.Add in three pre-game shows, and football accounted for seven of Nielsen’s entries.The games usually dwarf regular programming. For example, Fox drew 17.4 million to its Thursday night game. Its most popular non-football show, the comedy “Last Man Standing,” had 12 million fewer viewers.The Associated Presslast_img

Manish Sisodia calls for social emotional and ethical learning

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Education minister Manish Sisodia Friday stressed on the need for social, emotional and ethical learning to end several problems throughout the world. He was speaking at the launch of Social, Emotional & Ethical (SEE) learning curriculum, developed by the Emory University under the guidance of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama. “We are looking for solution to terror and violence through guns throughout the world. We are coming up with laws to solve them, we are entering into treaties. But none of them are helping us establish peace in the world. “In such a scenario, we need social, emotional and ethical learning. We can find a solution through SEE learning,” Sisodia said. The minister said they are getting good results in government schools because of the happiness curriculum being run through stories and different activities.last_img read more

Why a Spat Between Morocco and Tunisia Over Western Sahara is

New York- Moroccans were surprised on Saturday by an unlikely rumor that King Mohammed VI has decided to cut short his visit to Tunisia and return to Morocco. The reason for this supposed decision was said to be a disagreement between the heads of State over the Western Sahara conflict.Upon hearing the rumor, Moroccans, including myself, wondered whether it really was just a rumor or actually another effort of the Algerian secret services to “spoil the moment.”But what made the rumor unlikely is that on the first day of his much anticipated visit to Tunisia, the huge delegation accompanying King Mohammed VI signed 23 bilateral agreements with its Tunisian counterparts covering a multitude of topics. In diplomatic practice, this might be a record, for it is rare to see two countries sign such so many agreements and protocols all at once. For any commentator acquainted with the political relations between the countries of North Africa, a diplomatic success such as this scored by Morocco surely would not go unnoticed in Algeria, leading perhaps to the desire of the Algerian government to do all it could to spoil the moment and make sure that the Royal visit does not proceed smoothly without mishap.Since I heard the news, I told myself that the alleged spat could be just another rumor instigated by the Algerian secret services, and that it was very unlikely to have such a turn of events in less than 24 hours after the signing of 23 bilateral agreements.What one has to keep in mind is that before a head of state or government or a Minister of foreign affairs visits another country, the agenda of the meeting is prepared ahead of time. Every single element of the talking points between the two parties is reviewed before any visit takes place. For visits of such importance, such the one paid by King Mohammed VI to Tunisia, it certainly takes several weeks, and sometimes months of correspondences between the relevant authorities of the the two countries to ensure that the visit takes place in the best conditions and yields the expected results for both countries.Therefore, one can state with certitude that if the question of the Sahara comes up in the discussion between the two heads of state, it is not by coincidence. Rather, it is because the two parties had agreed to address it ahead of time. When a topic is addressed in a meeting between two heads of state or government, their ministries of foreign affairs have agreed in advance what aspects of the topic to talk about.Having myself been involved for several years in the preparation for exchanges of visits between different governments, I know for a fact that if an agreement is not reached over the talking points of any proposed visit, such a visit has no chance of taking place. A visit of a head of state or government to another country takes place only once any potential differences between the two countries, if any, are ironed out.King Mohammed VI would not have gone to Tunisia if he had not been sure that the question of the Sahara would not be addressed, or if addressed, discussed without touching on any aspect that could spark a diplomatic crisis between the two sister countries.In addition, what makes the rumor unlikely is that Tunisia has never before made a pronouncement on the Sahara in opposition to the Moroccan position. In a press conference during his visit to Algiers in February 2012, President Merzouki called for achieving a resolution to the conflict that would preserve the interests of all parties, while emphasizing that the reinvigoration of the Maghreb and the reopening of borders between Morocco and Algeria would pave the way towards the establishment of a psychological climate likely to open channels of communication and help to create new political and psychological conditions conducive to the resolution of the conflict.Further, since he was elected President of Tunisia following the toppling of his predecessor Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Moncef El Merzouki has made the building of a viable and strong Maghreb Union one of the top priorities of his electoral mandate. Soon after he was elected, he made several statements in which he emphasized that “the activation of the Maghreb Arab Union is more necessary than ever,” adding that the “peoples of the region aspire to see an era of free movement with open borders come true.”In addition, there is also a level of personal detail to be taken into account, given that the Tunisian president’s studies in the Moroccan city of Tangier, and his father having been a political refugee in Morocco in 1956.In an interview with Moroccan TV channel 2M in January 2012, Merzouki emphasized his emotional attachment to Morocco, a country which he considered as his own country. “I consider myself from the Maghreb and I consider Morocco as my own country,” said Marzouki, recalling that he had studied in Tangier and that his father was a political refugee in Morocco in 1956. “My father was received by the late HM King Mohammed V and lived in Tangier and Marrakech. He remarried in Morocco, so I have brothers who are Moroccans,” he said. “Morocco is a country that is mine. We are a Maghreb family. For me, the Maghreb is not just a political reality.”Upon his election as Tunisian president, Merzouki had a phone call with King Mohammed VI, the latter being the first head of state to receive a phone call from the new Tunisian president.Moreover, Moncef Merzouki is also a staunch advocate of the return of Morocco to the African Union. His commitment to achieving that goal was put on display during the 18th summit of the Heads of States and Governments of the African Union held in Addis Ababa on January 29-30, 2012 when he stated that, “the African Union cannot do without a country as important as Morocco, this is a major anomaly that must be corrected.”Based on the foregoing, it would be naïve to think that the Tunisian President would take a position hostile to Morocco regarding the Sahara, especially during King Mohammed VI’s visit to Tuisia. He is well aware that this conflict is the major, if not the sole hindrance, to building a true and viable Maghreb Union, and also the catalyst that pushed Morocco to withdraw in 1984 from the Organization of African Unity, the predecessor of the current African Union.For all of these reasons, it is unlikely that the Tunisian president or his government would take a position favorable to the establishment of a non-viable state in the Sahara.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed read more

Morocco Wants to Tax Airbnb Hosts to Ensure Equality

Rabat – The boom of Airbnb in Morocco has caught the attention of the state. Negotiations between Morocco and Airbnb have started so that income generated from the rental of real estate via the platform will be taxed.As part of its strategy to ensure equality between all players in the tourism sector, Moroccan authorities have begun negotiations with Airbnb to find a solution to the taxation of nights accumulated by the site in Morocco.Morocco is the platform’s second-most popular destination in Africa after South Africa, with 21,000 active listings and a 68 percent increase in inbound guest growth last year. According to Airbnb’s statistics, guests spend an average of 17 nights at an Airbnb estate. The annual earnings of a typical host are USD 1,300.In France, the Ministry of Finance has issued a tutorial to explain tax obligations to people who offer housing on this platform. Negotiations between Morocco’s tax authorities and Airbnb could result in a similar model to deliver the necessary information to users and hosts.The hospitality service enables tourists to rent short-term. It has over 3,000,000 lodging listings in 65,000 cities and 191 countries, and the cost of lodging is set by the host.In 2011, Airbnb won the “App” award at the South by Southwest conference.It was also deemed as the “best place to work” by the eighth annual Glassdoor 2016 Employees’ Choice Award. read more

As UN inspections continue proposed interviews with 2 more Iraqis fall through

The UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) had sought to question a biological scientist and a missile expert, according to a spokesman for the Commission in Baghdad. “Both of them showed up for the appointments,” Hiro Ueki said. “However, the biological scientist did not agree to the location and mode of interview, as proposed by UNMOVIC, [and] the missile expert did not agree to the mode of interview, as proposed by UNMOVIC. Therefore, the interviews did not proceed.”Meanwhile, UNMOVIC inspectors continued their work on the ground, as a biological team visited an Agricultural Research Centre, approximately 20 kilometres west of Baghdad, and then moved to one of the Centre’s nearby breeding stations, Mr. Ueki said. A second biological team conducted a geo-physical survey of an area of land within the perimeter of a school on the western outskirts of Baghdad, and excavated a small area as part of the survey. A third biological team inspected a dairy products facility in an eastern suburb of Baghdad.Three UNMOVIC missile teams inspected three separate sites: the Al Battani Centre that is involved in space research and development; the Al Mutasim location that is involved in the practical training of engineers who belong to the Military Industrialization Corporation (MIC); and Al Mamoun, which manufactures solid propellant rocket motors.North of Baghdad, a multidisciplinary team returned to the Al Taji Ammunition Depot to extract a sample of the liquid contents of a 122-millimetre rocket chemical warhead previously declared by Iraq. “During the course of the inspection, the team discovered an empty 122 mm Al Burak chemical warhead and an empty plastic chemical agent canister,” Mr. Ueki said. “Samples were taken from both items for subsequent analysis.”A Mosul-based multidisciplinary team, meanwhile, inspected the Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Unit of the Nineveh Health Authority.As for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), one of its teams performed a mobile radiation survey in Baghdad, while a second participated in a technical meeting at the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Baghdad. The initial field trial of mobile air samplers also continued, Mr. Ueki said. read more

Advisory group shortlists 12 women as contenders for new banknote

by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 29, 2016 1:50 pm MDT Last Updated Apr 29, 2016 at 4:04 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – The Bank of Canada says it now has a list of a dozen women who could be featured on a new banknote.The list, selected by an advisory council from public submissions, includes artists Emily Carr and Pitseolak Ashoona and authors Lucy Maud Montgomery, Pauline Johnson and Gabrielle Roy.Also included are pioneering feminists Nellie McClung, Idola Saint-Jean and Therese Casgrain.The list is rounded out with humanitarian Lotta Hitschmanova, aircraft designer Elsie MacGill, Olympian Bobbie Rosenfeld and pioneering businesswomen Viola Desmond.The Bank says it received more than 26,000 submissions nominating more than 460 women.A poll will be commissioned to gauge the views of the public on the list. Then, the advisory council and experts will pare it down to three to five finalists for a selection by Finance Minister Bill Morneau.The advisory council said it sought women who broke or overcame barriers, made a significant change, left a lasting legacy and are inspirational.“The women who appear on our list should resonate with Canadians and reflect the diversity of Canada,” the council said in a statement.“Their achievements must be seen in the context of the time they lived.”The new banknote is due out in 2018.Earlier this month, the United States announced that Harriet Tubman, who was born a slave but escaped to become a prominent abolitionist and rights activist, will be featured on a new $20 bill. Advisory group shortlists 12 women as contenders for new banknote read more

WalMarts 3Q profits beat estimates revenue falls short

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is reporting its third-quarter profit fell 8.2 per cent dragged down by investments in e-commerce and other areas. Its earnings still beat Wall Street estimates. Revenue fell short of expectations.Shares slipped 0.4 per cent in pre-market trading.The world’s largest retailer says it earned $3.03 billion, or 98 cents per share, for the three-month period ended Oct. 31. That compares with $3.3 billion, or $1.03 per share in the year-ago period.Analysts expected 96 cents per share, according to analysts at FactSet.Revenue rose just 0.7 per cent to $118.18 billion. Analysts expected $118.6 billion.Revenue at stores open at least a year rose 1.2 per cent.Most notably, e-commerce sales accelerated to 20.6 per cent.Wal-Mart is reinventing itself in the face of increasing competition from online leader Amazon.com and other rivals. Wal-Mart’s 3Q profits beat estimates; revenue falls short by Anne D’Innocenzio, The Associated Press Posted Nov 17, 2016 5:42 am MDT Last Updated Nov 17, 2016 at 6:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

5 things to watch for Ohio State v Florida AM

Redshirt-junior cornerback Bradley Roby warms up before a game against California Sept. 14 at California Memorial Stadium. OSU won, 52-34.Credit: Eric Seger / Sports editor1. The return of Carlos HydeAfter serving a three game suspension for his involvement in an incident at a Columbus bar in July, senior running back Carlos Hyde is set to make his return against Florida A&M. Hyde rushed for 970 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2012, and was set to return as Ohio State’s top running back heading into the year. While Hyde was serving his suspension, redshirt-senior running back Jordan Hall stepped up in a big way, and will start against Florida A&M while Hyde is left on the bench. Coach Urban Meyer has said he does not know who will be getting the majority of carries, so both backs are heading into the game shrouded in some mystery. Other running backs like freshman Dontre Wilson and redshirt-junior Rod Smith may see a reduced role compared to previous weeks because of Hyde’s return to the field. 3. How much playing time will Braxton Miller get?Arguably the biggest storyline heading into Saturday is whether junior quarterback Braxton Miller or redshirt-senior Kenny Guiton gets the starting bid to lead the Buckeye offense. Meyer said Miller will play a limited role against FAMU, but it will be interesting to see how it figures into the equation against a Football Championship Subdivision team. Guiton has led OSU to a pair of wins in his absence, playing well enough to be named the Walter Camp Offensive Player of the Week after his performance against California. Meyer said his backup “has earned some time,” and in a game OSU should win, it is likely that keeping Miller out of harms way will be a top priority for the coaches. 2. Can Bradley Roby bounce back?Redshirt-junior cornerback Bradley Roby is typically a rock for the OSU secondary and is considered one of the top defensive players in the country. But against California he was burned by the speedy Golden Bear receivers, allowing two touchdowns in his first start of the season. After serving a one game suspension to start the year for his involvement in an incident at a Bloomington, Ind., bar this summer, Roby made a triumphant return against San Diego State the week before, but seemed to be in a funk against Cal. With the Big Ten schedule looming, Roby will need to be at his best if the Buckeyes are going to achieve their National Championship goals for the season. Playing well before next week’s date with Wisconsin Sept. 28 will be vital for Roby’s (and OSU’s) defensive confidence. 4. Will OSU take this game seriously?After winning a primetime game last weekend at Cal, the Buckeyes return home for a noon matchup against the Rattlers. With another night game on the horizon just a week later when conference rival Wisconsin comes to Columbus, OSU’s focus on taking care of the task at hand is worth watching. Redshirt-senior safety C.J. Barnett said the team has all of their focus on FAMU, but if the Buckeyes score early and often Saturday, Meyer and company may have to work to keep them locked in to close out the victory. 5. How many points with OSU score?The Buckeyes are averaging nearly 45 points a game so far in 2013, while the Rattlers are only putting up an average of 18 a game. OSU’s young defensive players are improving with every game, and against a FAMU offense that has been struggling, Miller and company should get plenty of possessions. How much Meyer forces the issue offensively against the Rattlers will be vindictive of how much OSU visits the end zone, but scoring more than 50 points again is certainly not out of the realm of possibilities. read more

If the public see police under attack they should do something physical

The public should be “getting involved” and “do something physical” if they see a police officer being attacked, according to the Met Police’s commissioner. Cressida Dick said the recent trend of people filming attacks on police and mockingly posting the footage online was “absolutely awful”.She said: “Officers getting assaulted and people thinking that’s funny and putting it on the internet – I think that’s disgusting.”Last month a video of two officers being attacked in Merton, south London, was shared thousands of times after a passing driver stopped to film the assault and posted it on Twitter with the caption “south London at night…lol”.The officers had stopped a car and were attempting to arrest the three occupants, but one ended up being dragged around in the road while the other took a flying kick to the chest and landed feet from the path of a moving bus.Eventually they arrested one of the men with the help of a passing motorcyclist. In September, 122 traffic officers were seconded to the Met’s Violent Crime Taskforce to boost its numbers to 272 for an initial three months.Force bosses now plan to keep the officers in place for longer, although they have not given a time period.The Met’s Roads and Transport Command has around 2,300 officers at full strength and is the largest police unit in the UK. “People stand up and say ‘that’s not right, don’t do that’ and on occasion, if they feel able, get involved and do something physical.”You have to look at the circumstances.”If there’s a man pointing a gun at you we don’t want you running at the man pointing the gun, that would be crazy.”If you see an officer getting a kicking and you feel able to assist, absolutely I want my public getting involved, and we see people getting involved, including in some of those videos.”We don’t want people taking crazy risks, we do want people getting involved.”In the wake of the Merton attack, chairman of the Metropolitan Police Federation Ken Marsh warned that officers might be forced to let violent suspects go.He said: “Are we now in a society where, if we think we can’t detain somebody, we just let them go? It’s just not worth it.”We’re going to come to a point where we’re going to start pushing messages out to our colleagues, ‘Risk-assess it dynamically and, if you think you can’t detain a person, just let them go’.”We don’t come to work to get assaulted, and if we’re not going to be backed up in what we’re doing then what is the point?” The male officer suffered cuts and the female officer was left with head injuries after the assault.’Tide is turning’ against rise in violent crime, insists Met commissionerMetropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has insisted the tide is turning against the rise in violent crime.So far in the capital this year there have been 123 homicides, more than the 118 in the whole of last year, not including the victims of terrorist attacks.But Ms Dick told LBC that after three years of gun and knife crime increasing, the rate is now starting to level off and come down.Figures released by Scotland Yard on Tuesday showed that in September, October and November this year there were 176 fewer victims of knife crime with injury aged under 25 than in the same three months in 2017, a 31% reduction.Over the course of a year, there has been a drop of 287 victims, a 13% decrease.The Commissioner told Nick Ferrari: “After three years of knife crime increasing, gun crime increasing, they are now not just levelling off but beginning to come down.”These aren’t huge changes. I think, however, we are suppressing it.” She said she was “sickened” by the grim list of homicides this year and wants to see the number reduce. 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. Ms Dick encouraged members of the public to step in if they see a police officer being attacked and feel they can help.She said: “I think I want to live in a society, and I think I do live in a society, where people are active citizens. read more

Story Fran Whats going on in the Season 4 teaser for LoveHate

first_imgJUST WEEKS AWAY from the debut of the new season of Love/Hate, RTÉ has released a new teaser clip.It doesn’t give too much away. Fran’s in a nondescript office with what could be two plain-clothes gardaí.Perhaps he’s being recruited as an informer?He doesn’t look particularly worried, whatever’s going on.[Youtube: RTÉ]So as Fran might say himself — story?Read: RTÉ won’t confirm Love/Hate ‘back in three weeks’ >last_img

Roscrea allboys boarding school to close after 112 years

first_imgHe offered his best wishes to staff, students and the school community as they began the “difficult process” of the gradual closure of the school.Read: UCC student dies after contracting meningitisRead: Theresa May didn’t look too impressed with a student’s Lego robot From the sliotar to the oval ball, Joe Canning’s nephew continues Roscrea’s GAA connection (via @the42_ie) https://t.co/u2QzXBfUqm— Brendan McKeogh (@TFO77) February 16, 2017 For over a century, the contribution, and now the legacy, of the Cistercian College in the areas of Catholic education, in sport, in politics and public service, in business as well as in other key facets of Irish life, has been immense and is deeply appreciated throughout the Diocese of Killaloe and much further afield. Source: Brendan McKeogh/Twitter Image: Mount St Joseph Abbey 25 Comments Short URL Share Tweet Email 23,963 Views Feb 17th 2017, 5:57 PM Roscrea all-boys boarding school to close after 112 years The school, which has seen a dramatic drop in enrolment in the past few years, will gradually close over the next few years. Image: Mount St Joseph Abbey Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article AN ALL-BOYS BOARDING school has announced it’s to gradually close because of a significant drop in the number of enrolments.In the past ten years, there has been a 45% decrease in student enrolments at Cistercian College “undoubtedly exacerbated” by the recession, according to a statement by the abbot of the college, Richard Purcell.“The reality is that in the 20 years up to 2009, the college had an average enrolment of 300 boys. The current enrolment is 167. Indications were that enrolment for 2017/2018 would have been about 150.”Purcell says that running the college on this number of enrolments is not possible.What this means for studentsFrom the beginning of the next academic year (in August/September of this year), there will be no classes for first, third and fourth/Transition Year students. These students will be transferred to other schools, according to Purcell.Discussions will begin to ask second and fifth year students and their parents whether classes should continue until the end of the next academic year (June 2018).The school assures that the announcement won’t affect this academic year.Bishop Fintan Monahan of Killaloe said that the closure of Cistercian College “will be deeply felt in our diocese”. By Gráinne Ní Aodha Friday 17 Feb 2017, 5:57 PM http://jrnl.ie/3245986 last_img read more

Nous rencontrerons des extraterrestres dici 20 ans estime un astronome russe

first_imgNous rencontrerons des extraterrestres d’ici “20 ans”, estime un astronome russeUn astronome russe réputé a déclaré qu’il s’attendait à ce que les hommes rencontrent des civilisations extraterrestres dans “les vingt années” à venir.”La genèse de la vie est aussi inévitable que la formation d’atomes… La vie existe sur d’autres planètes et nous la trouverons d’ici 20 ans”, a déclaré Andreï Finkelstein, directeur de l’Institut d’astronomie à l’Académie russe des sciences appliquées, cité par l’agence de presse Interfax.L’astronome s’exprimait à l’occasion d’un forum international dédié à la recherche de vie extraterrestre. À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESASelon lui, 10% des planètes connues gravitant autour de soleils seraient similaires à la Terre. Andreï Finkelstein estime que si l’on peut trouver de l’eau sur ces planètes, alors on peut trouver une forme de vie, et ajoute que des extraterrestres ressembleraient probablement à des humains avec deux bras, deux jambes et une tête, rapporte le Guardian.L’Institut d’astronomie que dirige Finkelstein participe à un programme lancé dans les années 1960, à l’apogée de la course à l’espace, qui vise à écouter les signaux radio en provenance du cosmos.  “Durant tout le temps consacré à la recherche de civilisations extraterrestres, nous avons surtout été dans l’attente de messages de l’espace et non l’inverse”, a t-il déclaré.En mars dernier, un scientifique de la Nasa a suscité la polémique après avoir déclaré qu’il avait trouvé des fossiles d’insectes extraterrestres minuscules à l’intérieur de météorites tombées sur la Terre. L’exobiologiste Richard Hoover avait alors déclaré que les filaments et autres structures présentes dans les météorites semblaient être des fossiles microscopiques de vie extraterrestre ressemblant à des algues connues comme les cyanobactéries. L’homme avait affirmé que l’absence d’azote dans les échantillons, essentiel à la vie sur Terre, indiquait que ces restes étaient ceux de “formes de vie extraterrestre ayant grandi sur les corps parents des météorites où l’eau liquide était présente, bien avant leur entrée dans l’atmosphère terrestre”.Le 28 juin 2011 à 15:59 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

WWE Fast Lane 2016 coming to Cleveland in February

first_imgFacebook WWE Fastlane Results – 3/10/19 (Bryan vs. Owens, Charlotte vs. Becky, The Shield reunites) Jerry Lawler Roman Reigns is in Remission Dave Bautista Announces His Retirement From WWE Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WhatsApp Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next Former WWE star ‘Grandmaster Sexay’ dies Pinterestcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Twitter Videos Articles Julio Jones Becomes NFL’s Highest Paid Wide Receiver At this past Saturday’s 9/26 WWE live event in Cleveland, Ohio, it was announced that the next scheduled event for WWE in Cleveland will be for the Fast Lane PPV on February 21, 2016. The PPV will be held at Cleveland’s Q Arena, where the WWE live event this past weekend also took place. This will be the first WWE PPV in Cleveland since the December 2014 Tables, Ladders, Chairs and Stairs PPV. Source: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipFormer WWE star ‘Grandmaster Sexay’ diesVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:48/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 35.33%0:05Remaining Time -0:43 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 Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WWE Title, Charlotte vs. Becky and The Shield reunites tonight at WWE Fastlane in Cleveland Now Playing Up Next Q Arena in Cleveland advertising Roman Reigns for match at Fastlane on March 10last_img read more

Scooter rider killed after crash in Miami Beach

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A 33-year-old woman has died after her scooter crashed with a van in Miami Beach.The collision occurred Thursday along 16th Street and Alton Road.The victim was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital where she died from her injuries.The driver of the charter bus was ticketed and will have to appear in court.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Wotif teams up with HKTB

first_img“Our team creates bespoke marketing programs in collaboration with our partners, designed to deliver great value travel choices to our customers. We help build excitement about our partners’ destinations and drive customers to book by creatively communicating across a variety of channels.” Michael Bettridge, Wotif Group’s General Manager said that the deal would help Wotif customers to use Hong Kong as their gateway to Asia. “People have turned to Wotif.com first for their domestic travel needs for many years. This campaign allows us to showcase our extensive range of international product, and tempt our customers to book trips a little further afield, based on our fantastic flight and accommodation deals to Asia’s ‘world city’,” Mr Bettridge said. As part of the deal, Wotif will support Hong Kong’s City Spectacular campaign which will promote Hong Kong from 21 June to 31 August. The new deal means that Wotif will be able to take advantage of a destination in the world’s largest market. Australia’s largest travel website, Wotif, has signed a marketing partnership with the Hong Kong Tourism Board. Source = ETB News: Tom Nealelast_img read more

Hayman Island by InterContinental Opens

first_imgSource = Hayman Island by InterContinental Hayman Island by InterContinental OpensHayman Island by InterContinental OpensHayman Island by InterContinental, located at the northern most point in the Whitsunday Islands, welcomes its first guests as they step off their luxury catamaran and onto the white sands of Australia’s most iconic private island resort.Managed by one of the world’s leading hotel companies, InterContinental Hotels Group® (IHG), Hayman Island has undergone a $135 million refurbishment, ensuring the highest standards of luxury and service delivered to guests visiting one of the world’s most desirable destinations. Joining over 200 InterContinental Hotels & Resorts worldwide, the celebrated resort is the first of four InterContinental Resorts to open in 2019 and will be followed by ANA InterContinental Beppu Resort & Spa, InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort and InterContinental Phuket Resort.Leanne Harwood, Managing Director, Australasia and Japan, IHG® said: “We are tremendously proud to welcome our first guests to Hayman Island. InterContinental has been a pioneer in luxury travel for over 70 years and Hayman Island has become pivotal in our expansion plans for Australasia as we continue to open and operate in the most highly sought-after destinations in the world.”Greg Shaw, CEO, Mulpha Australia Limited, added: “Hayman Island is an iconic Australian resort destination in the heart of the world-famous Great Barrier Reef. The resort created a new benchmark for the Australian market upon opening and our investment of $135 million to reposition and relaunch Hayman will create a new standard for luxury resort travel in the region.”Hayman Island by InterContinental OpensEnvisioned by a harmonious group of leaders from the design and architectural world including DBI Designs, DAARC and KY Design, the 166-room private resort offers instant immersion for guests into island life as they arrive via either luxury catamaran, helicopter or seaplane. Three distinct wings of guest rooms, suites and villas hug the pristine coastline of the island: the Pool Wing, the Beach Wing and the Lagoon Wing, each boasting breath-taking views of the Coral Sea.A new addition to the accommodation offering on island is the exquisite Three Bedroom Hayman Beach House, fronting Hayman® Beach and offering 400sqm of luxurious privacy. Each of the three encompassing suites has their own plunge pool, master ensuite and over-sized bathtub with the social spaces offering luxury island living with open plan dining and living room, alfresco entertaining, private sun loungers and unobstructed beach access.Mark Eletr, General Manager of Hayman Island by InterContinental said, “Today marks a special day for our team who have worked tirelessly on the transformation of this sensational island resort. Designed to be discreetly private, welcoming to families as well as couples, with a meaningful connection to its surrounds, Hayman Island by InterContinental is the embodiment of a luxury resort experience reimagined for the modern traveller.”Introducing the Restaurant & Bars ExperienceAs one of the most significant changes to the resort, Hayman Island by InterContinental has introduced five distinct restaurants and bars, each an exquisite destination in their own right inspired by local flavours and global know-how. Pacific is where guests will begin their days exploring the breakfast stations and seeking inspiration from the esteemed chefs. As the sun sets over the coral sea, Bar Fifty in the heart of the resort transports guests back to an era of globetrotters in the 1950s serving classic cocktails with a Hayman twist. Guests are encouraged to explore the flavours roaming across the resort, from the fresh pool-side flavours of the sea offered at AQUA, the roaring Italian inspired pizza ovens of Amici Trattori to the bold and zesty pan-Asian cuisine at Bam Bam.An era of Immersive LuxuryAs the closest private island to the Great Barrier Reef, offering a meaningful connection to the surrounds has been at the heart of the resort’s activities. From diving excursions to one of the seven wonders of the world to guided tropical hikes across the island, guests are encouraged to explore at their own pace. 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In partnership with Australian brand Sodashi, Hayman® Spa will invite guests to travel deeper into relaxation and their connection to their surroundings with one-of-a-kind, Marine Treatments, uniquely inspired by the Whitsundays, using Australian sourced, quality marine ingredients such as Australian Green Clay and Kelp.Exclusive access of the island is also available for world-class weddings, meetings, incentives and events. From whole island buy-outs to smaller curated moments available for 10 to 320 guests, the island is an idyllic location to celebrate and inspire. A collection of 15 spectacular indoor and outdoor locations are unrivalled with memorable moments curated on private beaches, in canopied gardens, aboard private yachts and within tranquil lagoons.Conserving the SurroundsHayman Island’s journey has been intrinsically linked to its exquisite surrounds and the safeguarding and protection of these is at the forefront of IHG®’s reimagined resort. 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