Croatia and Slovenia Custom Tours – JayWay Travel

first_imgWritten By: JayWay Travel  We go back a long way with Croatia, because this gorgeous country on the Adriatic was where we started. This is our tenth season arranging custom tours to Croatia for guests of all budget levels and age groups, from honeymooners to seniors and from budget-conscious to five-star luxury. As we’ve expanded our map over the years, Slovenia has become another favorite of our guests, with the charming capital Ljubljana and the Julian Alps region, and specifically Lake Bled the major draws. JayWay’s Custom Tours allow our guests to shape their own itineraries while we take care of transportation, guides and accommodations, maximizing sightseeing time and removing the stress. The must-seesCroatia and Slovenia have outstanding sights, both natural and man-made. Here’s a run-through of the most popular locations in our custom itineraries. DubrovnikDubrovnik has become a major port of call for Mediterranean cruises and with good reason. The Old Town is spectacular from any angle. While the cruise ships do cause some crowds in the high season, we help our guests avoid them. The best time to be in the city is after the crowds have left, but there’s plenty to do in and around the city that avoids them. SplitThe Roman Emperor Diocletian built his retirement home, a palace, right up to the sea in Split back in the 4th century AD. Much of it still stands, a testament to the solidity of Roman architecture and the Croatian reverence for antiquity. Some of our favorite hotels in Split are built right into the walls of the palace. That exposed old stonework seems to connect you with the city’s rich past. HvarEurope’s self-styled sunniest island is popular with the yacht set, film stars and big name recording artists, but that doesn’t mean it has lost its authenticity. You can choose to rub shoulders with the rich and famous in one of the few five-star hotels, or experience a more local way of life by staying in an apartment. Outside of Hvar you can explore rugged countryside on an off-road tour, and the incredible Pakleni archipelago makes for the perfect boat trip. Plitvice LakesA UNESCO World Heritage Site and a place of outstanding natural beauty, this is Croatia’s first National Park. A stroll around this flawless environment where the only modes of transport are electric powered boats and land trains is one of the highlights of the country. We recommend staying the night then visiting the park first thing in the morning. RovinjDating from the time of the Venetian empire, Rovinj is by far the loveliest town on Croatia’s Istrian peninsula. It’s an excellent base for exploring the interior of the peninsula, often referred to as Croatia’s Tuscany, with hilltop villages like Motovun and Groznjan. To the south is the port city of Pula, notable for the Roman amphitheatre and the lively fresh food market. LjubljanaThe capital of Slovenia has a population of under 400,000. Its Old Town, tucked beneath the castle hill and complete with a river running through it, makes this one of our favorite small cities anywhere on our map. The numerous cultural and culinary influences here make our food tour a hit with everyone, showcasing the regional cuisines of the whole country. Lake BledWe’re not sure if there’s a more picture-perfect lake anywhere, complete with a church on an island and a beautiful location watched over by a castle. Bled is the ideal place for some light exercise, either cycling around the lake or renting a row boat to reach the island. Oh, and did we mention the signature cream cakes you can reward yourself with? What’s a JayWay Custom Tour Like?Our happy guests say it better than we ever could: “Every step of the way, JayWay was there to plan, customize and perfect our trip. The personalized service, the expert advice and guidance as well as attention to detail helped make our honeymoon in Croatia feel seamless. Plus, their online portal, with trip itinerary and detailed info on our destinations, was absolutely incredible. A+ service and experience.”Candice & Jonathan from New York, NY “Our entire trip was personalized and exceeded our expectations in every way. The accommodations that JayWay has chosen afford comfort and a true taste of Croatia. Everyone from the owner, Jay, to the ground manager Marija in Croatia and the drivers did everything in their power to be of help and assistance with great professionalism and kindness.”Ann & Kaylyn, from Pennsylvania “JayWay made our honeymoon planning so carefree: once we got to Croatia we knew everything was already taken care of! We enjoyed all of the extra excursions and insider knowledge suggested to us as well as the hotels and apartments we stayed at. To think of planning a trip of this magnitude while also planning my wedding was overwhelming. I am so very thankful for JayWay and the team that helped make our honeymoon so memorable.”Holly & Michael, Boston, MA And a comment from one of the many travel agents whose clients we’ve arranged trips for: “I found your company very easy to work with. You took all the time we needed and you were so good about helping pull all the pieces together to create the exact vacation my clients were looking for. Hopefully we will work together again in the future when I have clients looking to go to Croatia or any of the other countries you offer.”Jacki Hanson of JH World Travel If you’d like to hear that kind of appreciation from your clients, get in touch. We specialize in hand-crafting tours and our local teams throughout Central and Eastern Europe are on-hand to ensure that your clients’ trip will go perfectly.last_img read more

Foster Family Appreciation Week Oct 1723

first_img“I don’t have to worry about adult stuff anymore. You are heroes and you are the angels among us,” said 12-year old foster child Sarah about foster parents. Oct. 17 to 23 is Foster Family Appreciation week and the province wants to thank the more than 800 foster families who give children in need a loving, safe and stable place to call home during a family crisis. “There is no greater gift a grown up can give a child than the gift of hope,” said Community Services Minister Denise Peterson-Rafuse. “Our foster parents are committed to providing children with what they deserve, a loving, caring, nurturing home, and most importantly a renewed hope for a brighter future. For all their great work we say thank you.” Recruitment of new foster families and orientation sessions are held year-round, but the third week in October is set aside each year to recognize the commitment and difference a foster family can make to a child in need. “My foster care experience has helped me to grow, learn, and become more connected to the world around me,” said Sarah. “My foster family saw my strengths where others saw my weaknesses. Today I have hope because I know my foster family will always do what’s best for me.” The week includes events around the province when certificates of recognition will be awarded to foster families for every five years they have cared for children. The Department of Community Services is always looking for more foster families. If your family is interested in becoming a foster parent or want more information call the toll free number at 1-800-565-1884.last_img read more

BC money laundering report finds no federal officers dedicated to case

first_imgVICTORIA — British Columbia’s attorney general says he’s troubled by a report that finds there are no federal Mounties dedicated to money laundering investigations in the province.David Eby says despite two years of headlines that organized crime is laundering billions in illegal cash in B.C., the only dedicated RCMP presence is a provincially funded team fighting the crime in casinos.The information comes in the partial release of a money laundering report conducted by former RCMP deputy commissioner Peter German, who was appointed by Eby last fall to review the use of illicit money in B.C. real estate, horse racing and luxury vehicle sales.German says his review found 26 federally funded positions on the RCMP’s money laundering team in B.C., but not one of those was dedicated to money laundering investigations.Eby says he is calling on the federal government devote more officers and resources to fighting the problem.Organized Crime Reduction Minister Bill Blair, who has said previously that the federal government is committed to combating money laundering, was not immediately available for comment. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Frontier women Badass tough cookie survivor

first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment They’re women who play very different roles, from a prostitute to an Ojibwa warrior to an ambitious businesswoman, in the male-dominated and cutthroat world of 18th century fur trading.“It is a male world, but it was a male world,” said Frontier actress Diana Bentley as she walked the red carpet Saturday night in St. John’s ahead of the Discovery Canada series premiere.“They are being true to what the period was … and feeling in my own body as an actress what it would have been like to actually have to fight so hard to have to be heard and to rise to power and to be intimidating against male strength, it’s a really fun thing.” Advertisement Twitter Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement Bentley plays Imogen, a prostitute who travels to Canada — then British North America — with a military commander, Lord Benton.“She’s a rather downtrodden character to begin with, but she’s really strong and she’s really fierce. And she’s a survivor and so she comes to the frontier to really break free out of this relationship, this horrible relationship that she has with the villain on the show,” Bentley said.last_img read more

Case filed against ex Minister by bribery commission

He said the case was filed against the Minister over allegations he had obtained property as a bribe between 2004 and 2006. (Colombo Gazette) The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption filed a case against former Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardena today.Director Investigations, at the Commission to Investigate Bribery or Corruption Priyantha Chandrasiri said that the case was filed at the Colombo High Court.

Iran UN health agency seeks 35 million to help quake victims

“The profound tragedy of thousands of people killed has caused emotional and psychological trauma for the tens of thousands of people who have survived,” the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Lee Jong-wook, said yesterday. “It is now imperative to ensure their mental and physical well-being to the fullest extent possible during this fragile period.”To date, at least 20,000 people have died as a result of Friday’s quake, which devastated the city of Bam. Approximately 50,000 were injured, 11,000 of whom have been admitted to hospitals, and an estimated 70,000 were left homeless.On the ground, the humanitarian response to the earthquake is shifting from search and rescue, emergency medical intervention and evacuation to relief assistance and determination of future needs. As of Tuesday, more than 10 search and rescue teams had left the area, while medical teams are arriving, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).OCHA today announced plans to launch a UN flash appeal on 8 January to help Iran, addressing relief, recovery and early rehabilitation needs for the next three months. The effort will also prepare the ground for longer-term rehabilitation and development.At least 1,400 relief flights have landed since 26 December. Most immediate needs are being addressed, with priority attention to shelter and sanitation. UN disaster experts have been in the area since last week helping to coordinate relief efforts. Tents, which are flown in daily, are being rapidly distributed, along with other supplies such as blankets and heaters. read more

Opinion Columbus Blue Jackets emerge as legitimate contender after Brandon Saad acquisition

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Brandon Saad poses with team president John Davidson at his introductory press conference on July 15. Credit: Courtesy of bluejackets.comIn Columbus, the only sad thing that is going on is the rain. Everything else seems to being going great. The Buckeyes are national champions, the Crew are in second place in the Eastern Conference and the Blue Jackets just made a trade that could vault them into the elite class of the NHL.On June 30, the Jackets traded for left wing Brandon Saad from the Chicago Blackhawks for Marko Dano, Artem Anisimov, Jeremy Morin, Corey Tropp and a fourth-round draft pick in next year’s draft and subsequently signed him to a six-year deal. The Jackets also received two players from the minors with Saad.Looking back at last season, most hockey fans would consider the Jackets’ year very unlucky. They had a ton of injuries to deal with, constantly having to change the lines with new bodies, and had to focus on making their younger players better. The Jackets fought through all this adversity and finished strong by winning 12 of their last 13 games while only missing the playoffs by nine points (four and a half games). The NHL took notice, and teams were likely hoping, maybe even praying, those pesky Jackets would find their way on the outside of the postseason with the way they were playing. They were one of the hottest teams going down the stretch. Even with no postseason, the Jackets still have found something that they are not used to receiving year in and year out: respect.Now other teams have seen that the Jackets are growing with the last three seasons of making strong bids for the playoffs (making it once when they lost to Pittsburgh in six games in 2014 first round). With their new wing Saad put into the mix, the Blue Jackets are starting to look like a division contender with the likes of the New York Rangers, New York Islanders, Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals. Perhaps they even resemble potential Stanley Cup winners.Who is Brandon Saad, though? He is only a 22-year-old who has been with the Chicago Blackhawks for four years and won two Stanley Cups. He posted 126 points in that time period with 52 of those being goals, 23 of which came just last season. If that doesn’t get you thinking about the line possibilities, take this in: Last postseason he helped the Blackhawks get their third Stanley Cup in six years by posting eight goals, three assists and 56 shots. While playing in the Stanley Cup Finals, he had two goals, one assist and a go-ahead goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during Game 4. For being only 22, he has a veteran-like resume.Saad did not come cheaply, as they had to surrender strong talents Artem Anisimov and Marko Dano. Those two were the main focus in this trade, as the Blackhawks have been trying for last couple of seasons to get Anisimov from the Jackets, which showed when they signed him to a five-year extension after the trade. Dano looks like a young star in the near future, and he could end up being the balancing force in this trade to see who really got the better end of the stick.This move overall will make the Jackets better on offense and defense. Saad was one of the better Blackhawks penalty killers, as well as a good power play guy. Personally, I love the move by the Jackets because it shows that the team is moving forward and is ready to take the next step in the quest to bring the cup to Columbus.Having him on a line with Ryan Johansen and Nick Foligno, potentially, makes my mouth water at what they could do together. Last season, Foligno was the Jackets’ leader in goals and second in assists, while Johansen was third in goals and first in assists. That brings me back to the line possibilities; think about the other three offensive lines you need.The Jackets still have Brandon Dubinsky, Boone Jenner, Alex Wennberg, Scott Hartnell, Matt Calvert, Cam Atkinson and others to give a boost after that lethal first line. Possibilities are far from limited with this team. Now that the Jackets have a dependable first line, they can try to find some rhythm with the other lines. The best part — if there is a better part — is the Jackets have almost all those guys under contracts for several seasons to come.These Jackets have been slowly moving forward ever since they missed the playoffs by a tiebreaker with the Minnesota Wild in the 2012-13 season. This year, the Jackets will look to obtain a division title for the first time in franchise history, get further than the first round of the playoffs and, dare I say, bring a Stanley Cup to Columbus for the first time. read more

Football Ryan Day talks TCU matchup in Big Ten coaches teleconference

Ohio State redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) fakes a handoff to sophomore running back J.K. Dobbins (2) in the first quarter of the Ohio State-Oregon State game on Sept. 1. Ohio State won 77-31. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorBefore his largest game as acting head coach for Ohio State, Ryan Day faced many questions on the preparation going into Saturday’s matchup against No. 15 TCU during the Big Ten coaches teleconference on Tuesday.Day said the Horned Frogs are a “veteran group whose played big games before,” while also saying that the neutral-site game is basically an away matchup for No. 4 Ohio State, considering AT&T Stadium is “right down the street” from his opponent.Day also complimented TCU’s deep and diverse defense group, which was ranked No. 16 in 2017 in points allowed.“It’s hard to find matchup problems when they have guys that can do multiple things,” Day said.A comparison was made to last season’s matchup against then-No. 5 Oklahoma that Ohio State lost to 31-16 in Week 2, hurting the Buckeyes’ chances at the College Football Playoff at the end of the season.Day said the game against TCU is entirely different, because “that was a different team last year and that was a long time ago.”“Last week if we lose to Rutgers, that could have been the reason too,” Day said. “We know that every time we go out and play we are on the line, and that’s no different this week”Progress in the quarterback roomAfter redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins threw for at least four touchdowns for the second straight game, Day said that he has done a great job at finding receivers in his two starts thus far.But, when talking about where Haskins has improved the most, Day said that it has been in two areas off the field: in the classroom and in the weight room.Though Haskins has proven himself as a threat through the air, Day said he expects that Haskins will continue to improve his run game as the season progresses.“He’s a big guy back there,” Day said. “I do think as the season goes on he will run more.”Day was also asked about redshirt freshman quarterback Tate Martell, who completed all 10 of his passes, both throwing and running for touchdowns of more than 40 yards.Day said that Martell “has improved significantly in the last couple of months,” and that the more he can improve the pass game, the more his running ability will open up opportunities.Praise for OkudahFollowing the 52-3 win over Rutgers, where the Buckeyes allowed only 11 completions on 30 attempts, and 65 yards through the air, Day had nothing but praise for sophomore cornerback Jeffrey Okudah.Okudah finished the game with two tackles, including one solo tackle, but Day said he is “one of the best kids you can be around,” and complemented his work ethic in practice.Day said that Okudah has really developed over the year, and that “he’s got a lot of great football ahead of him this year.” read more

Donald Trump hails new chapter for stronger trade with UK amid controversy over

first_imgThe US President predicted a strengthening of the “special relationship” after Liam Fox  insisted the issue was just a “detail” of trade negotiations.  The International Trade Secretary wants to allow the import of poultry after Brexit but is being opposed by Michael Gove, the Environment Secretary, who has insisted food standards must not be downgraded…. Donald Trump has hailed a “new chapter for stronger trade” with Britain amid concerns about the import of chlorine-washed chickens in the UK after Brexit. center_img Theresa May is facing a Cabinet split over the import of poultry treated with the chlorine wash process from the US, which is currently banned under EU rules but a fifth cheaper than British chicken.last_img

Commodore Nick CookePriest flown off ship after being reassigned for using carriers car

The row over the removal of the ­commanding officer of HMS Queen Elizabeth took a bizarre turn on Wednesday night as the Navy reversed its decision for him to sail the ship back to its home port.Commodore Nick Cooke-Priest was ignominiously stripped of his ­command of the fleet’s newest aircraft carrier over an allegation that he drove the ship’s Ford Galaxy in his spare time “like it was his own”. The had earier Navy announced that he would still take the helm of the ship to sail it from Rosyth to Portsmouth.But in a fresh twist on Wednesday, the Royal Navy confirmed he would not be at sea on the imminent journey. The action was described as a ­“precautionary measure to protect both the individual and the ship’s ­company”.Cdre Cooke-Priest was flown off the ship as it was anchored in the Firth of Forth, the BBC reported.It is understood Cdre Cooke-Priest will formally remain in command of the vessel until he hands the role over to Capt Steve Moorhouse on Tuesday. The MoD had said as long as Cdre Cooke-Priest was still in ­command of the ship “it makes sense he is sailing her”. Controversy quickly erupted over his treatment, with General Sir Nick Carter, the Chief of the Defence Staff, expressing disquiet about the decision earlier this week. Sir Nick is understood to have raised concerns over the nature of the ­investigation, while there were broader misgivings that a commodore with a previously unblemished record had been punished too harshly.The decision to reassign Cdre Cooke-Priest would have required the ­approval of the First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Philip Jones. Senior military officers in other ­services who have worked with Cdre Cooke-Priest expressed their surprise at the censure meted out to such a well-regarded officer.“There is a view in other parts of the military that this is a complete ­overreaction on the part of the Navy,” a senior officer previously told this newspaper.“There are a number of concerns that this matter has not been properly investigated, and that Cooke-Priest was not given a proper ­opportunity to respond to the allegations against him.”Cdre Cooke-Priest, who joined the Navy in 1990, had only been in charge of the £3 billion ship since October. The Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth leaves Rosyth DockyardCredit:Getty 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. It is understood he was found to have been guilty of an “error of ­judgment” in using the car for private journeys although he had paid for the petrol himself and there is no ­allegation of fraud. The Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth leaves Rosyth Dockyard The decision is bound to provoke further confusion after a family  friend of the 50-year-old told  The Daily ­Telegraph he had been brought to Rosyth specifically to bring the ship south. Naval chiefs were said to have flown Cdre Cooke-Priest to the Scottish port as there was no one available to take the helm. read more

Coffey Mining steps up exploration efficiency at MamouDalaba

first_imgCoffey International subsidiary, Coffey Mining, has recently completed a preliminary assessment of the Mamou-Dalaba bauxite project in Guinea, West Africa, on behalf of Canadian-based client Anglo Aluminum Corp. Coffey Mining conducted a first-pass ASTER1 processing to generate plateau outlines and bauxite target ranking followed by site visits to check targets, collect samples, and assess bauxite potential.Geospatial information specialists from Coffey Mining in Brazil were responsible for the ASTER processing, which generated 150 targets with a combined surface area of approximately 181 square km. The results enabled geologists from Coffey Mining in West Africa to visit 30 of these targets.Upon conclusion of the field investigations, 14 targets with a combined surface area of 55 square km were identified as having high-prospectivity for bauxite on the basis of field observations and unverified historical drillhole data referenced on the 1:200,000 Dalaba geological map sheet. Based on the high-prospectivity of these plateaus, Coffey Mining is now working with Anglo Aluminum to develop a program to quickly confirm these bauxite targets through drill testing.Leonardo Dias, geoinformatics manager at Coffey Mining, said that clients with exploration projects are increasingly relying on the remote sensing technology to reduce the time and costs associated to field work covering large areas. “In exploration projects, the main objective is the definition of targets or prospects with economic potential. The process to define these targets requires substantial investments in field campaigns, collection of samples and geological mapping. The use of geospatial technologies such as remote sensing increase the level of precision when defining good targets and reduce the costs related to field activities. The results also enable clients to survey extensive areas in a short period of time.”Coffey Mining manager in West Africa Rob Tyler said that, despite being an ‘ocean apart’, the ability to tap into Coffey’s global resources such as geospatial specialists in Brazil has been essential for his regional operation.“As a global consultancy, we have specialist practices across the globe as it wouldn’t make financial sense to replicate every capability across our operations. In West Africa, we have a team of geologists, engineering geologists, surveyors, technicians and support staff with extensive local experience that can rely on assistance from our different regions to deliver the best value to our clients.”last_img read more

First massive ThyssenKrupp inpit crusher successfully tested at Sino Iron

first_imgThe main drive motor of the first huge ThyssenKrupp in-pit crusher at CITIC Pacific Mining’s Sino Iron project was operated for 30 minutes in July 2011, marking an important milestone for the Chinese-owned magnetite project near Cape Preston in Western Australia. The crusher is the first unit of a series of equipment to be commissioned as the process plant moves from the construction to commissioning phase in 2011/2012.CITIC Pacific Mining stated: “This exciting milestone was witnessed by representatives from CPM, lead engineering, procurement and construction contractor MCC and its local sub-contractors, including TKF, Nilsen Resources and Programmed Construction and Maintenance.” CPM’s Executive Director – Projects Wenbiao Li was quoted as saying that reaching this point was very important to CPM and resulted from the collaborative efforts of all parties. “CPM’s Engineering, Procurement and Construction department is appreciative of the continuous contribution and firm commitments of suppliers, contractors and employees; without them, achieving this milestone would not be possible. We know their ongoing support and commitment will lead to the successful delivery of this world-class magnetite project.”The frame for the second crusher is now being installed. While the third and fourth crushers are being assembled in China, the construction of the final two crusher slots will also be undertaken. Once in place and commissioned, each of the four in-pit crushers will have the capacity to crush 4,250 t/h of magnetite, making it the largest in-pit crushing system in Australia. During operations, the crushers will be fed by 363 t Unit Rig MT6300 AC trucks, originally delivered by Terex Mining but now part of Caterpillar. Each basic crusher is 21 m high and weighs 750 t but this increases to 1,400 t of total weight including all the associated mechanics and structures. Each crushing unit contains a ThyssenKrupp 63 in by 83 in gyratory crusher that will crush the magnetite to 145 mm.last_img read more

Britain deploys Marines to help with flooding

first_imgBRITAIN HAS DEPLOYED Royal Marines to help with devastating floods after what officials said was likely the worst spell of winter rainfall for 250 years.Around 40 marines were helping reinforce flood defences near Taunton in Somerset in southwest England, parts of which have been under water for a month.Local police said the marines would put out nearly 1,000 sandbags along a 1-2 kilometre stretch of wall near the River Tone, which has been swelled by heavy rain — more of which was expected overnight.Prime Minister David Cameron’s government has faced criticism for its handling of a crisis that has left swathes of the country under water, with a key railway line washed away.Several people had to be rescued from deluged homes on Thursday. More storms are expected this weekend.Across the English Channel, France’s western tip jutting out into the Atlantic was placed on alert for flooding as high tides wreaked havoc.Britain’s Communities Secretary Eric Pickles said the government would make an extra £30 million ($48 million, 36 million euros) available for emergency repairs, on top of £100 million announced by Cameron on Wednesday.Pickles said the winter was the wettest since King George III was on the throne, from 1760-1820, and the flood victims had “literally been through hell and high water”.The Meterological Office confirmed in a statement that for southern England, “regional statistics suggest that this is one of, if not the most, exceptional periods of winter rainfall in at least 248 years”.Parts of the region received five months of rainfall between December 12 and January 31.The rainy winter has set records tumbling, being the wettest combined period for December and January across the United Kingdom since 1910, the Met Office said.It was also the windiest December since 1969, based on the occurrence of winds over 111 kilometres per hour (69 miles per hour).For England alone it was the wettest December to January since 1876-1877 and the second wettest since rainfall records began in 1766.“Nothing happened for so long”Firefighters in Somerset and the neighbouring county of Devon rescued 14 people from homes and stranded vehicles late Wednesday and early Thursday.Rescuers in inflatable boats reached four adults and three children from one house after a river burst its banks in Stoke St Gregory, a village that Prince Charles visited on Tuesday, a fire brigade spokesman said.The heir to the throne said on his trip that the “tragedy is that nothing happened for so long”.Cameron personally took charge of the government’s response on Wednesday after facing a growing tide of criticism for being too slow to aid stricken communities.But the damage has continued, with the main train service connecting Devon and the county of Cornwall with the rest of Britain suspended after part of the sea wall under the coastal railway line collapsed.Pics: AP Photo- © AFP, 2014Read: Limerick residents should ‘assume flood water is contaminated’Read: A sight for sore eyes…Ireland is (almost) rain freelast_img read more

Dr Brent Crandal joined us instudio to discuss suicide prevention

first_img Updated: 10:43 PM September 10, 2018 Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom center_img Dr. Brent Crandal joined us in-studio to discuss suicide prevention 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The purpose is to raise awareness that suicide can be prevented.The day was organized by the International Association for Suicide Prevention and co-sponsored by the World Health Organization.According to the WHO’s first global report on suicide prevention, more than 800-thousand people die by suicide every year.In the United States, suicide rates have gone up 25-percent in the last 20 years.The phone number for the National Suicide Prevention lifeline is… 1-800-273-TALK (8255).Here in San Diego Rady Children’s Hospital has launched a program to screen children who may potentially be suicidal.Dr. Brent Crandal, child and family psychologist at Rady’s Children’s Hospital, joined us in-studio Monday for more. Posted: September 10, 2018last_img read more

WOTUS Withdrawal Comment Deadline Extended to Sept 27

first_imgThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced late last week an extension of the comment deadline on the Trump Administration’s formal intent to repeal the Waters of the United States rule. The new deadline is Sept. 27. The American Soybean Association (ASA) supports the administration’s steps to withdraw the rule and in June, called the withdrawal notice “a significant step toward greater regulatory certainty for soybean farmers.” ASA remains ready and willing to engage with EPA and Administrator Scott Pruitt to help build a practical and workable plan to safeguard water quality in our nation’s growing regions.last_img

Weather hinders South Korean search

first_imgJINDO, South Korea (AP) — Divers on Monday renewed their search for more than 100 bodies still trapped in a sunken ferry after weekend efforts were hindered by bad weather, strong currents and floating debris clogging the ship’s rooms. Officials said they have narrowed down the likely locations in the ship of most of the remaining missing passengers.Divers found only one body Sunday after a week that saw an increasing number of corpses pulled from the ship as divers made their way through its labyrinth of cabins, lounges and halls. The number of dead from the April 16 sinking is 188, with 114 people believed missing, though a government emergency task force has said the ship’s passengers list could be inaccurate. Only 174 people survived, including 22 of the 29 crew members. Senior coast guard officer Kim Su-hyeon said that most of the remaining missing passengers are believed to be in 64 of the ship’s 111 rooms. Divers have entered 36 of those 64 rooms, coast guard officers said, but may need to go back into some because floating debris made it difficult for divers to be sure that there are no more dead bodies.Ko Myung-seok, an official with the emergency task force, said Monday that 92 divers would search the ferry. He also said that the government was making plans to salvage the ferry once search efforts end but that details wouldn’t be available until officials talk with families of the victims. On Sunday, South Korea’s prime minister resigned over the government’s handling of the sinking, blaming “deep-rooted evils” in society for the tragedy.last_img read more

SCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS Last Day Of School Officially Announced

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — As its meeting tonight, the Wilmington School Committee approved Thursday, June 21, 2018 as the last (180th) day of school for Wilmington Public Schools for the 2017-2018 school year.“It’s been a trying year with the snow, and rain & wind storms,” said Interim Superintendent Paul Ruggiero. “We have had 7 inclement days. The first one was October 30, then three in January, and three in March.”“Even with seven inclement days, we’re still in pretty good shape,” noted Ruggiero.Ruggiero pointed out that many school districts that started school after Labor Day was running into scheduling issues, including extending the school days, losing a day during April vacation, and/or going to school on some Saturdays.The last day of school will be an early release day for all grades.As a reminder, as the School Committee previously approved in February, the first day of the 2018-2019 school year for grades 1-12 will be Tuesday, August 28, 2018.Kindergarteners will begin on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS: Last Day Of School Officially AnnouncedIn “Education”SCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS: Last Day Of School Officially AnnouncedIn “Education”NAME CHANGE: ‘Guidance Counselors’ Now Referred To As ‘School Counselors’ In WilmingtonIn “Education”last_img read more

Our favorite 55inch OLED TV is down to 1099

first_img Comments Now playing: Watch this: TVs Video Games 1:55 The dazzling LG B8 55-inch OLED TV has never been priced this low. Sarah Tew/CNET Cheeps! If you happen to live in the vicinity of White Lake, MI, come on out to the White Lake Township Library tonight at 6:30 p.m. I’ll be there talking about some of my favorite money-saving tips and tricks (including something I’ve never discussed here). Everyone who shows up gets a cool prize, and some folks will win even cooler prizes in a raffle. Hope to see you there!You know me: I’m all about the cheap TVs. I prize low prices over picture quality, especially when the latter is “good enough.”But there’s a whole other category of people (including many of my esteemed CNET colleagues) who lean the other way: They want the best possible image quality, period. Price be damned.Thankfully, it doesn’t always have to be. Today only, and while supplies last, Newegg has the LG B8 55-inch OLED 4K TV for $1,098.88 — the lowest price to date and a savings of at least $400 over other stores. (Amazon and Best Buy are both currently at around $1,600.) Forget damned; more like “damn!”See it at NeweggOne important thing to note: This deal comes from Newegg proper. If the inventory runs out, that link will still work, but you’ll likely end up seeing a slightly different price from a third-party seller. Does that matter? It might. Newegg is an authorized LG dealer. If you buy from an unauthorized dealer, LG may not honor warranty claims.The B8 is, according to CNET’s resident expert, David Katzmaier, “the best high-end value TV.” In other words, even though it was still pretty pricey when he reviewed it, overall image quality was second only to LG’s even-pricier models.It features a super-slim design, four HDMI inputs, built-in Google Assistant and all the other advanced goodies you’d expect.The B8 is super popular with owners, too. It has a 4.6-star average at Amazon and a 4.7 at Best Buy. Now, will I still argue that most folks will be just as happy with, say, a 55-inch TCL Roku TV in the $400 range? Absolutely. But if you want the best, at least here you can get it for a lot less than just a few months ago.Your thoughts? Share your voice Walmart LG Titanfall 2 deal: Just $5!Game time! Titanfall 2 was released in late 2016 to mostly glowing reviews. Price then: $60, the same as pretty much every new videogame release.For a limited time, and while supplies last, Walmart has Titanfall 2 for Xbox One for $5. Yep: Five. Bucks. And that’s for a boxed copy, not a download.See it at WalmartFear not, PS4 owners: Walmart also has Titanfall 2 for PS4 for $7. Regular price on both editions: $20. (That’s also proof-positive that you should never buy a videogame when it’s first released.)See it at WalmartShipping isn’t free unless you hit at least $35 in your shopping cart. If you don’t have more to buy, choose in-store pickup to bypass the shipping charge.This is a seriously good game deal. Read GameSpot’s Titanfall 2 review to learn more.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! Tags 7 Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. The Cheapskate LG B8 is the 2018 OLED TV to buylast_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Friday April 13 2018

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @aprnListen nowMurkowski: Mueller investigation must continueLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.“I think it is so important, it is so imperative, that this investigation be allowed to go forward,” Murkowski said. “And it will take the course that it will take.” She didn’t commit to supporting a bill to protect Mueller from dismissal.Senate passes its version of state budget after charged debateAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauThe vote came after the Senate defeated 24 proposed amendments, including one that would have raised permanent fund dividends to the full amount.Senate Medicaid budget cut likely won’t decrease spendingAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauThere was one significant spending cut in the budget bill passed by the Senate yesterday. But it’s likely not actually a cut at all.House Judiciary chair says there won’t be a gun control law this sessionAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – Juneau“The bottom line was the National Rifle Association wasn’t willing to support a bill that allowed the ex-parte order to seize weapons,” Rep. Matt Claman said.Task force meets to discuss first draft of state climate change policyRavenna Koenig, Alaska’s Energy Desk – FairbanksMost of the meeting focused on the draft climate change policy the team released on April 12th. It includes recommendations to reduce carbon emissions in Alaska by 2030, diversify the state economy beyond fossil fuels and mobilize funding from government and the private sector for climate change adaptation.How do you keep developing rural energy projects in a fiscal drought? More loans.Ravenna Koenig, Alaska’s Energy Desk – FairbanksCady Lister, chief economist for the Alaska Energy Authority, says that communities and rural utilities need to rely less on grants and look more to loans.Fairbanks standing-room-only crowd tells Assembly: don’t demo rec centerTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksAbout a hundred people packed the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly chambers yesterday, and most declared they don’t want the borough to demolish a popular recreation center.Nic Petit first to Ambler in Kobuk 440Zoe Grueskin, KNOM – NomeIditarod runner-up Nicolas Petit leads this year’s Kobuk 440. He was first into the Ambler checkpoint this morning.AK: Haines recycling group promotes zero waste as part of Earth Week eventsDaysha Eaton, KHNS – HainesThe community of Haines is already doing a lot to promote less waste, but this Earth Day a recycling organization in the Southeast Alaska town is trying to take it to a whole new level.49 Voices: Jerry Ross of AnchorageEmily Russell, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThis week we’re hearing from Jerry Ross in Anchorage. Ross coaches runners with the Alaska Endurance Project and is part of a group of runners racing in this year’s Boston Marathon.last_img read more

Nepal to hike foreign tourist visa fee from July 17

first_imgKathmandu: Nepal will raise visa fees for foreign tourists from July 17, authorities have said. Citing the Department of Immigration (DoI), The Himalayan Times reported on late Friday that the decision to increase the foreign tourist visa fees was taken in May this year as the government here had not raised the charges for almost a decade. Also Read – EAM Jaishankar calls on European Parliament President David Sassoli Advertise With Us However, the officials said that the change in visa fee structure was minor and the fee structure would be revised again after the completion of the Visit Nepal Year 2020. “Change in the visa fee structure for foreign tourists is necessary to make the fee contextual,” said Eshor Raj Poudel, director general at DoI. However, Poudel mentioned that significant changes in the visa fee structure were not made in view of the tourism campaign next year. “We will rework on the visa fee structure following the completion of the Visit Nepal 2020 tourism campaign,” added Poudel. Also Read – This is why Denmark, Sweden and Germany are considering a meat tax Advertise With Us DoI hiked visa fee for tourists in a range between USD 5 and USD 35. While the tourist visa fee for 15 days (multiple entries) has been raised by USD 5 to USD 30, the tourist visa fee for 30 days (multiple entries) has been raised to USD 50 from USD 40. Similarly, the tourist visa fee for 90 days (multiple entries) has been raised by USD 35 to USD 125. DoI has also raised the visa extension fee for foreign tourists. Advertise With Us As per the department, the visa extension fee (within the valid visa period) has been raised to USD 3 per day from USD 2 per day. Similarly, visa extension fee (with multiple entries) has been raised to an additional USD 25 from an additional USD 20. Likewise, the late fee on visa extension (after visa expiration) has been raised to USD 5 per day from USD 3 per day.last_img read more