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Oct
22

Grants Helping Communities Keep Seniors Safe

first_img Changes to the Adult Protection Act help ensure seniors without the mental capacity to make financial decisions do not suffer financial abuse Understanding Senior Abuse: A Toolkit for Community Champions helps teach how to deliver educational sessions about senior abuse The Senior Abuse Information and Referral Line offers information on abuse and resource referrals. The toll-free number is 1-877-833-3377. The province continues to make life better and more affordable for seniors and their families by supporting seniors’ efforts to live independently, while working collaboratively with communities to create places where Nova Scotians can live and age well. For a list of the grant recipients visit http://novascotia.ca/seniors/senior_abuse_awareness_day.asp Nova Scotians are coming together to make their communities safer and keep seniors protected from abuse, neglect and scams. Fourteen community groups are receiving funds to help Nova Scotians understand senior abuse, how to spot the signs and provide information about where to get help. “I believe education and awareness have the power to reduce senior abuse. I thank these community groups for their leadership efforts that are helping keep seniors safe,” said Denise Peterson-Rafuse, Minister of Seniors. “Everyone has a role to play keeping our seniors safe from harm so they can live happy, fulfilling lives and contribute to their communities.” The Digby and Area Seniors’ Safety Society is using its grant money for a poster contest that will raise awareness of senior abuse among Grade 5 and 6 students, families and educators. The contest will help start conversations in homes and classrooms and help students make the comparison between abuse, bullying and the importance of advocating for others at all stages of life. Dawn Thomas, RCMP seniors’ safety co-ordinator said that young people are very aware of the effects of bullying and being mistreated. “We want them to understand that senior abuse also happens, what it looks like and that they can play a big role in advocating and raising awareness in their families and communities,” said Ms. Thomas.”The students have the creativity and inclination to get involved but the heaviness of the subject matter, though presented in a kid-friendly way, will mean parents and grandparents will be involved. Many adults might not understand what senior abuse really looks like. Children are inquisitive, but are also great teachers.” The one-time grants of $250 helped communities and not-for-profit organizations host educational events for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which was Saturday, June 15. “World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is a good opportunity for us to bring awareness to senior abuse and talk about education and prevention, but we need to keep our seniors safe from neglect, abuse and scams all year,” said Ms. Peterson-Rafuse. Senior abuse can be characterized as physical, emotional, financial, sexual, neglect, and/or a violation of rights and freedoms. It is especially harmful when it happens from someone they trust, such as family, friends, care workers or a service provider. The province is working to better protect seniors and make abuse easier to spot: last_img read more

Oct
14

Williams Lake evacuation order adds to 36000 people fleeing fires in British

first_imgTina House APTN National NewsThey held out as long as they could, but the fires around Williams Lake, British Columbia came too close.By the start of the weekend, the one highway running south was jammed with people fleeing the flames.As of today, there are approximately 36,000 displaced people, and eleven emergency shelters trying to deal with the growing number of evacuees.“It hasn’t been fun because I’ve just been imagining everything we could lose,” said evacuee Valerie Diamond. “I mean everything I own is in that house and we don’t know where we can go we have a lot of family but I want my home!”thouse@aptn.calast_img read more

Oct
12

Lionel Messi Will Not Play in ArgentinaMorocco Friendly Match

Rabat – Lionel Messi, who was expected by many of his fans, is unlikely to play in the Argentina-Morocco friendly on March 26 in Tangier.In spite of a likely invitation from the Argentinian coach, Lionel Scaloni, the Barca star might not play the friendly match after all, according to Spanish newspaper Marca.Marca said the player would like to preserve his strength for the Catalan derby against Espanyol four days later. Lionel Messi wants to be in his best physical condition for that game. He also wants to be in his best shape for the rest of the Champions League, especially after Barcelona eliminated the French club of Lyon.The news confirms the information reported a few days earlier by ESPN.Coach Herve Renard of the Moroccan team and Scaloni are expected to announce today a list of players who will be invited to the upcoming FIFA matches.Argentina will face Venezuela in Spain on March 22 before heading to Morocco.Just yesterday, new conditions emerged regarding Morocco’s friendly football match with Argentina. The Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) agreed the Atlas Lions must not be ruthless in taking the ball from Lionel Messi. FRMF was also said to have to pay MAD 10 million to the Argentine governing body for Messi to play in Morocco. FRMF also required that Messi play no fewer than 60 minutes. read more

Oct
8

Ravi confident the truth will be victorious soon

The former Minister also said that allowing the law to take its course can be the strength and the weakness of the government. Karunanayake said that it wont take long before the truth is revealed and he will allow the law to take its course. He said that politicians are there to serve the people and he will continue to work for the people with more determination. (Colombo Gazette) Former Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake says he is confident the truth will be victorious soon.Karunanayake, who was accused of being involved in the treasury bond scam, had later resigned following pressure from within the Government. read more

Oct
4

Lululemon Q4 revenue up 16 profit above analyst estimates at US11085 million

Lululemon Q4 revenue up 16%, profit above analyst estimates at US$110.85 million AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Strong North American sales helped drive fourth-quarter results at Lululemon Athletica Inc., but the Vancouver-based retailer says its hopes for future growth centre largely on international markets.Chief executive Laurent Potdevin said Thursday the company is on track to meet a previously announced goal of having 20 stores a piece in both Europe and Asia by the end of 2017.The company will open stores in the U.K., Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai this financial year, he said, adding the company sees considerable promise in locations beyond North America.“As we grow in new markets, we see growing demand for our strong brand,” Potdevin said in a conference call to discuss the company’s fourth-quarter results.“We are on track to expand our global footprint and believe our international business could match and ultimately exceed our overall North American revenues over the long-term.”However, the company has no plans to shelve expansion plans in Canada and the United States, Potdevin said, adding the company hopes to see double-digit square footage growth during the coming year.Potdevin hopes to build on momentum established last year by introducing redesigned staples of its fashion-oriented athletic gear. The second quarter of 2015 will see the store roll out a selection of women’s tank tops offering varying levels of support, while the third quarter will offer customers a revamped selection of pants.The overhaul is part of an effort to regain ground lost during a high-profile gaffe with its signature black yoga pants in 2013. Customers criticized the company for producing a product made of fabric that was too sheer.Chief financial officer Stuart Haselden, who joined the company last month after several years with J. Crew, said plans for 2015 will build upon groundwork laid during the financial year ended Feb. 1.He said fourth quarter performance was particularly encouraging, citing a 16 per cent spike in sales that saw revenue jump to US$602.5 million from $521 million a year ago.The increase in sales came as Lululemon earned a fourth-quarter profit of US$110.9 million or 78 cents per share compared with a profit of $109.7 million or 75 cents per share a year ago.The company offered a relatively rosy forecast for its 2015 financial year despite foreign exchange challenges, weather complications and shipping disruptions that are expected to take their toll in the first part of the year.The company said revenue for the year is expected to be between US$1.97 billion and US$2.02 billion, some of which it expects will come from continued growth in its menswear product line.Capital expenditures for the year are expected to range between US$130 million and US$135 million.— Follow @mich_mcq on Twitter by Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 26, 2015 6:42 am MDT read more

Oct
2

Ahead of Zero Discrimination Day UN agency appeals for tolerance dignity for

“Zero Discrimination Day,” to be marked on 1 March, is a worldwide call to promote and celebrate everyone’s right to a full life with dignity – no matter what they look like, where they come from or whom they love, declared the United Nations agency leading the world’s HIV/AIDS response, as it kicked off celebrations with a major event in Beijing. With strong calls for tolerance, unity and compassion, Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), launched Zero Discrimination Day at an event supported by the China Red Ribbon Foundation, Hanergy Holding Group, Chinese Government, civil society and celebrities.“The AIDS response itself has taught the world tremendous lessons in tolerance and compassion. We know that both the right to health and the right to dignity belong to everyone,” Mr. Sidibé told participants at the event, which wrapped up with more than 30 business leaders signing a pledge to eliminate discrimination in the workplace.“Working together, we can transform ourselves, our communities and our world to reach zero discrimination,” he added, in remarks that evoked the symbol for the UNAIDS Zero Discrimination campaign – the butterfly – widely recognized as a sign of transformation.Working with Nobel Peace Prize winner and UNAIDS Global Advocate for Zero Discrimination Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the agency launched the #zerodiscrimination campaign in December 2013 on World AIDS Day. “People who discriminate narrow the world of others as well as their own,” she said. “I believe in a world where everyone can flower and blossom.”Events similar to the Beijing launch are planned in countries around the world for the days leading up to Saturday. Many international celebrities have joined the call for zero discrimination, recording video messages and taking photographs with the butterfly sign. The personalities include UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador Annie Lennox, international football star David Luiz, actress and activist Michelle Yeoh and Princess Stephanie of Monaco.The private sector is also playing an important part in commemorating Zero Discrimination Day in South Africa, where as part of a longstanding partnership with UNAIDS, the Standard Bank is conducting a social media drive around the day. In addition, the almost 3.5 million subscribers of Airtel, the largest mobile telephone service provider in Malawi, will receive a message promoting “zero discrimination” on 1 March. Elsewhere, in Myanmar, two major football teams in collaboration with the Myanmar National Football League and Federation will make a pledge supporting zero discrimination during a match at the national football stadium in Yangon. In Minsk, Belarus, an interactive dialogue on promoting zero discrimination in the region will take place with young people; participants will include pop singer Teo. A similar event organized by people living with HIV as well as lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender (LGBT) people will take place in a central park in the city of San Pedro Sula, Honduras. read more

Oct
2

Gallery Ohio State vs Michigan

Ohio State senior offensive lineman Billy Price (54) leads the Buckeyes out to the field prior to the game against Michigan on Nov. 25 in Ann Arbor. Ohio State won 31-20. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo Editor

Sep
19

VIDEO: Tommy Dreamer returns to WWE on 11/30 RAW

first_img Matthew Mcconaughey Videos Articles Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015 Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Impact reportedly returning to New York City for TV tapings this November Celebrity Closeup: Edgar Ramirez Twitter Facebook Google+ Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Video from last night’s 11/30 WWE RAW in Pittsburgh featuring the return of Tommy Dreamer to join The Dudley Boyz against The Wyatt Family courtesy of WWE. Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Former WWE star ‘Grandmaster Sexay’ dies Now Playing Up Next Dave Bautista Announces His Retirement From WWE Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia announce a new type of convention Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipCelebrity Closeup: Edgar RamirezVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 55.25%0:03Remaining Time -1:27 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 CMLL World Lightweight Champion Dragón Lee to debut at MLW December events Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Sep
17

Kane Spurs must bring home the silverware this season

first_imgTottenham striker Harry Kane believes it’s time for them to end their wait for a trophy and called on his teammates to “step it up”Under manager Mauricio Pochettino, Spurs have become regular top-four finishers in the Premier League and are just six points adrift of leaders Liverpool after 21 games this season.Silverware though has continued to elude them with Spurs’ last triumph coming in the 2008 League Cup, where they defeated Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley.But, aside from their promising progress in the Premier League, Spurs are still in the mix for the Carabao Cup, FA Cup and the Champions League.“I’ve said all along that the aim of a professional footballer is to win team trophies,” Kane told Sky Sports.“There will be no better feeling than to win something with these guys.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding ar Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“We’ve all worked so hard over the last three or four years to turn Spurs into a team that contends each and every year.“We’re in a good stage, we’re in a semi-final with a 1-0 lead, we’re in the FA Cup and Champions League and we’re not too far off in the Premier League, although there is a long way to go.“So far, so good, but it’s this stage of the season that we have just fallen behind in the past. It is important this year that we step it up, work even harder and go into these games and try and bring it home.”Kane scored the match-winner in Spurs’ 1-0 win over Chelsea in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final tie on Tuesday at Wembley.Pochettino’s side will next host Manchester United in a Premier League match on Sunday.last_img read more

Sep
17

Jackie Foster joined us live on Good Morning San Diego

first_img 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) – Top finalist on The Voice and Poway High alum Jackie Foster joined us in studio Saturday morning. You can see her perform Saturday afternoon at Orfila Winery in Escondido. Follow her at @itsJackieFoster on Instagram and Twitter. December 15, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Posted: December 15, 2018 Jackie Foster joined us live on Good Morning San Diego KUSI Newsroom Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Sep
16

Swedish doctors transplant wombs into 9 women

first_imgSTOCKHOLM (AP) — Nine women in Sweden have successfully received transplanted wombs donated from relatives and will soon try to become pregnant, the doctor in charge of the pioneering project has revealed.The women were born without a uterus or had it removed because of cervical cancer. Most are in their 30s and are part of the first major experiment to test whether it’s possible to transplant wombs into women so they can give birth to their own children.Life-saving transplants of organs such as hearts, livers and kidneys have been done for decades and doctors are increasingly transplanting hands, faces and other body parts to improve patients’ quality of life. Womb transplants — the first ones intended to be temporary, just to allow childbearing — push that frontier even farther and raise some new concerns.There have been two previous attempts to transplant a womb — in Turkey and Saudi Arabia — but both failed to produce babies. Scientists in Britain, Hungary and elsewhere are also planning similar operations but the efforts in Sweden are the most advanced.“This is a new kind of surgery,” Dr. Mats Brannstrom told The Associated Press in an interview from Goteborg. “We have no textbook to look at.”last_img read more

Sep
15

Top 10 most read stories this week

first_imgThe top 10 most read stories on www.employeebenefits.co.uk between 6 and 12 April 2017 were:Luxurious office to deliver champagne and sushi to staff desksSalesforce conducts $3m salary adjustment following equal pay assessmentGlaxoSmithKline and Liverpool Victoria shortlisted for benefits team of the yearEXCLUSIVE: Hologic launches online financial education programmeGovernment consults on early exit charges and pension commission regulationsStarbucks China to introduce critical illness insurance for employees’ parentsEmployee Benefits shortlisted for Pensions/Benefits Publication of the Year 2017More than 500,000 employers complete their auto-enrolment dutiesFinancial Conduct Authority consults on new financial advice factsheet for employersRoyal London gains living wage accreditationlast_img read more

Sep
10

Google reportedly paid 45M to former exec accused of sexual harassment

first_img Share your voice Google employees protest tech giant’s handling of sexual… 2 Tags Google employees around the world staged a coordinated walkout in November to protest the company’s handling of the sexual harassment allegations. James Martin/CNET Google’s board of directors agreed to pay as much as $45 million to a former top executive who left the company after being accused of sexual harassment, according to a revised shareholder lawsuit.The previously undisclosed sum was part of the exit package for Amit Singhal, head of Google’s search unit until 2016, according to an allegation in the lawsuit unsealed Monday and seen by the New York Times. The lawsuit, originally filed in January, alleges the company concealed sexual misconduct allegations against former executives.Google also awarded former executive Andy Rubin, the creator of the Android mobile operating system, a $150 million stock grant when he left the company in 2014 following a separate sexual harassment complaint, according to the lawsuit. Google co-founder Larry Page asked for Rubin’s resignation following an allegation that Rubin coerced a female employee into performing oral sex in a hotel room in 2013, according to a New York Times report in October.  Singhal resigned from Google in 2016 after reportedly being accused of sexually harassing a female employee in a different department at Google. He stepped down as Uber’s senior vice president of engineering in 2017 after the ride-hailing company discovered he’d been accused of sexual harassment while he was employed at Google. Both Rubin and Singhal have denied the allegations.”There are serious consequences for anyone who behaves inappropriately at Google,” a Google spokesperson said in a statement. “In recent years, we’ve made many changes to our workplace and taken an increasingly hard line on inappropriate conduct by people in positions of authority.” The lawsuit comes during a period of prominent figures, in industries ranging from politics to entertainment, being toppled by revelations of sexual harassment or sexual assault. In the tech industry, companies like Uber have wrestled with accounts of work environments fraught with varying degrees of sexual harassment.In November, Google employees around the world staged a coordinated walkout to protest the company’s handling of the sexual harassment allegations. The walkout’s organizers said more than 20,000 full-time workers and contractors participated in the Nov. 1 protest. Googlecenter_img Comments Tech Industry 1:45 Now playing: Watch this:last_img read more

Sep
1

Md Lt Gov Spars with Rev Bryant over Funding for Baltimore Youth

first_img(Left) Maryland Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford and the Rev. Dr. Jamal Bryant (right). (Courtesy Photos)Maryland Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford has taken the Rev. Dr. Jamal Bryant to task over the latter’s criticism of a $30 million youth detention facility slated for Baltimore City.Rutherford’s comments came in a May 27 appearance on WBAL 1090 AM radio, one day after Bryant, head pastor of northwest Baltimore’s Empowerment Temple, led a demonstration that shut down key thoroughfares into the city during a morning rush hour protest against the planned detention facility.In his own earlier appearance on WBAL radio, Bryant chastised Gov. Larry Hogan for choosing to fund a youth jail rather than funding the budget shortfall for Baltimore City Public Schools. Bryant responded to a challenge by the program’s host that the youth jail was necessary to satisfy a U.S. Department of Justice requirement that adults and juveniles be detained separately.“The Department of Education also said it’s illegal that Baltimore public schools are dilapidated, that many of our public schools don’t have air condition[ing], that many of our teachers have to go into classrooms that are in no capacity, that the only piece of technology is just for you to check whether or not there’s a weapon, that’s also illegal,” Bryant said. “The governor decided which was the priority, education or incarceration. And if you’re saying that the number one priority for Baltimore young people is not to make sure their schools are up to par, but…to make sure there’s a juvenile detention center, something is off with the priorities because we’ve broken the law on both the schools and the jails.”Rutherford countered that Bryant had his facts wrong.“The facility has been in the planning process for many years, dating back probably to at least the early O’Malley administration,” Rutherford said. “Even from a procurement standpoint, it goes back five years or more.”According to Rutherford, Hogan did not choose to fund the detention facility over public education, and that planning for the facility preceded Hogan’s election in November.Bryant has promised to hold additional protests throughout Maryland, despite a claim by radio host Clarence Mitchell IV that the first protest delayed a surgical team from entering the city. Rutherford suggested that protesters should be arrested and prosecuted if they are “violating the law,” saying Baltimore City “decided to handle that situation yesterday differently, in what they felt was appropriate…but safety has to be paramount.”ralejadnro@afro.comlast_img read more

Aug
29

A look at Scribus – OpenSource Desktop Publisher on GNULinux

first_imgA look at Scribus – Open-Source Desktop Publisher on GNU/Linux by Mike Turcotte-McCusker on May 12, 2018 in Linux – 12 commentsAs a print journalist by trade, I’ve had to use more Adobe InDesign than I care to get into. I swear I kern text in my dreams or something at this point.The problem is that Adobe InDesign is not native to GNU/Linux and did not work as expected when running through WINE in the past (I can’t say if I have got it to work yet in Wine 3.X, as I haven’t honestly tried yet.) and so, I’ve had to learn to use alternatives from time to time when I don’t have InDesign handy – Like Scribus.Scribus for all intents and purposes, is designed to fulfil the same role as Adobe InDesign, and can be used for all kinds of different purposes; from creating and laying out magazine or newspaper pieces, to creating a not-a-boring-word-document-resume for finding employment, or even business cards or comic strips.Even better, Scribus is a cross-platform application that you may run on Windows, Mac OS X and Gnu/Linux devices.Scribus InstallationScribus should be available in the vast majority of Debian based distribution repositories. Gentoo users can use the instructions here, and Arch users also have it in their main repository as well.You can check out the main download page for the stable version. It lists downloads for Windows, Mac OS X and various Gnu/Linux flavors.I won’t waste anymore time on this section. Its easy to find.FeaturesScribus features far too many different tools and options to list off in the conventional format during a review like this, but to name a few:Support for most Bitmap formats, not limited to but including .tiff files and JPEGVector image importing and creation (Although the creation of vectors in my opinion is a bit complicated and messy in Scribus, but in the end they turn out well usually)SVG and Encapsulated PostScript supportSupport for TrueType, Type 1, and OpenType font embedding and sub-settingPDF support including transparency and encryptionIts important to note that Scribus is NOT compatible with proprietary file formats such as .idd from Adobe InDesign.I personally recommend that if you intend to learn how to use Scribus, you don’t start a project you don’t intend to finish entirely in Scribus, as converting to other formats can be very painstaking at times.New Scribus users may want to check out the the Contents Wiki page on the official website. It lists first steps information, links to video tutorials, and provides guides for features such as adding footnotes, exporting to HTML, or using Scribus to make business cards.Final thoughtsI can’t say that Scribus is on the same level as some of the other programs out there, but considering it’s free, open-source, and very easily attainable on GNU/Linux systems, its definitely a worthy addition.As well, I’d be lying if I said Scribus wasn’t powerful; it can be and is used by professionals out there, and while I have said that it may not be on the same level as other programs, it definitely stands on its own and stands strong as well. If you’re looking for a good solid publishing application, Scribus is no slouch.Now you: Do you use Scribus, if so, what for? Let us know in the comments!SummaryArticle NameA look at Scribus – Open-Source Desktop Publisher on GNU/LinuxDescriptionMike takes a look at Scribus, a cross-platform (Windows, Mac and Linux) open source desktop publishing application.Author Mike Turcotte-McCuskerPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Aug
17

Crown Towers Melbourne ranked number one

first_imgCrown Towers Melbourne ranked number oneCrown Towers Melbourne’s first-ever inclusion in the Forbes Travel Guide Star Rating listings was made all the more special with the news it delivered a higher composite review score than those who traditionally set the pace for the ‘world’s best’ set. One of only two Australian hotels to be named in this year’s Five-Star list, it is also Melbourne’s sole Five-Star representative.Forbes report showed Crown’s composite score of 93.97% actually outperformed 15 other prestigious luxury brands which Forbes identifies as offering the highest standard for luxury hotels across the globe –  including the likes of MGM Resorts International, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.The composite score is developed from the assessment of the hotel against up to 800 objective standards. These standards are the most stringent in the hospitality industry — with Forbes Travel Guide inspectors having stayed anonymously for two nights and three days at each hotel to evaluate every detail of the visit.Across the 25 core sections and classification score groups, Crown Towers Melbourne achieved a perfect 100% score for Guest Services, Hotel Phone Services, Fitness Facilities, Business Service, Housekeeping Daily Service, Guest Room, Cleanliness & Condition, Courtesy & Manners, Food & Beverage Quality and Staff appearance – demonstrating a high level of performance right across the Crown Towers Melbourne experience.The prestigious Forbes Five-Star rating reinforces Crown Towers Melbourne’s status as the premium in luxury accommodation in Australia and secures its place among the very best in the world.“We set out to provide an unprecedented level of luxury accommodation and we are both humbled and honoured by this endorsement from Forbes,” says Crown Resorts Chief Operating Officer Hotels, Retail, Food & Beverage, Peter Crinis.“With luxury travel predicted to continue on a rapid growth trajectory in Australia, it is accolades like this that set us apart as the ultimate hotel destination in the region, and as one of the greatest hotels to visit in the world.”“We are delighted to recognise the 2017 Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Rating recipients, which includes an exceptional collection of hotels, restaurants and spas demonstrating the strongest culture of service,” said Gerard J. Inzerillo, Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Travel Guide.Crown Towers Melbourne, originally completed in 1997, is an exquisitely designed skyscraper comprising 449 rooms and villas over 38 floors. The property also houses Crown Spa, undeniably Melbourne’s finest and most exclusive day spa with lavish décor and private pampering suites.Located on the southern bank of the Yarra River, in Melbourne’s central business district, Crown Towers Melbourne is the most extravagant and lavish of the three hotels in Melbourne’s Crown Casino complex. Not only is it a short walk to the city, but boast access to the best culinary experiences and entertainment the city has to offer within the complex.With more than 31 million visits across Perth and Melbourne, Crown Resorts, the owner and operator of the complex that houses Crown Towers Melbourne, is already Australia’s largest tourism generator excluding airlines.For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star ratings, visit www.forbestravelguide.com/about/ratings. Source = Crown Towers Melbournelast_img read more

Aug
11

Go back to the enewsletter This August Coco Bodu

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterThis August, Coco Bodu Hithi will welcome Philipp Stein, the youngest Michelin-starred chef in Germany, as a guest chef. He received his first ever Michelin star at only 24 years in 2014 and a year later, Gault & Millau awarded him with 16 points and two toques. Young and exceptionally talented, Philipp is the Chef de Cuisine at Favorite Restaurant in Mainz.The delightful opportunity to indulge in Philipp’s creations awaits the guests of Coco Bodu Hithi. Bringing a fresh approach to fine dining, his cooking style is simple and straight to the basics without fuss or frills. His family has owned a popular restaurant for five generations and coming from such a gastronomic family, Philipp is dedicated to his roots. The result is the fusion of classical bases laced with aromatic sauces. The influence of world-renowned chefs that he has worked with, including Dieter Müller and Helmut Thieltges, is reflected in his dishes. His approach to cooking, however, is very much his own individual style.Aqua at Coco Bodu Hithi, the fine dining seafood speciality restaurant set over the lagoon, will be the backdrop for Philipp’s original creations. During his stay, guests can join in a master class where Philipp lends some of his tips and techniques and shares how to create a course or two from the dinner menu. A teaser to an exceptional dinner, this is a rare opportunity to interact with a personality that is leading a new generation of young and ambitious cooks in Germany. Afterwards, guests can dive into a five-course menu designed to tantalize even the most curious of gourmets, in two dedicated dinners by Philipp Stein at Aqua.“Coco Bodu Hithi is truly a gourmet’s paradise! Once again, we are pleased to offer an exceptional experience for our guests as we prepare to welcome Chef Philipp Stein. The team is looking forward to the energetic approach that Philipp will bring to our kitchen and most importantly, the original creations he has planned for our guests. August will be a very special period for us here on the island,” comments Georgios Papazoglou, General Manager at Coco Bodu Hithi.With four restaurants, two bars, an intimate wine loft and a variety of private dining experiences, Coco Bodu Hithi is a culinary hotspot in Maldives.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

Aug
11

Winter is coming to the northern hemisphere usher

first_imgWinter is coming to the northern hemisphere, ushering in a season of cider, ski slopes and snowy landscapes. Whether clients are looking to conquer new trails on a solo expedition, explore the mountains with a group of friends, or enjoy quality time playing in the snow with family, Preferred Hotels & Resorts presents some of the newest and most rewarding winter getaways and deals for every skill level.New for winter 2017/2018: Edgewood Tahoe (Lake Tahoe, California)Newly opened in 2017, Edgewood Tahoe welcomes guests for its first-ever winter season. The resort is nestled on the shores of South Lake Tahoe and within close driving proximity to the region’s acclaimed ski slopes such as Heavenly Mountain Resort and Sierra At-Home. To help guests get straight to the mountains, the lodge offers fittings and rental gear at its on-site Adventure Center. Winter guests will also be among the first to enjoy après-ski revelry and relaxation at Edgewood Tahoe’s year-round lakefront heated pool and hot tub.For the whole family: Waldhaus Sils (Sils Maria, Switzerland)There is no shortage of snow sports available at Waldhaus Sils, where families can enjoy everything from snowshoeing and sledding to ice climbing and snow kiting starting in December. While guests up to the age of 12 are eligible to receive a free ski pass, those in their teenage years and beyond can take advantage of the resort’s Hotel Ski Pass. This special perk provides the option for guests who are staying at the resort for two nights or more to purchase a regional ski pass for the duration of their entire stay for CHF 38 per person per day – with no Waldhaus guest paying more than CHF 160 per person, no matter the length of stay. Skiers can also earn bragging rights by experiencing the Olympia Bob Run St. Moritz-Celerina, the oldest bobsleigh run in the world and the only natural ice track that still hosts international races.Find the perfect set of skis: Beaver Creek Lodge (Beaver Creek, Colorado)No two ski days will be alike at Beaver Creek Lodge in Colorado this upcoming winter season. This all-suite boutique property is seconds away from the ski lifts, with ski-in, ski-out access to the Colorado Rockies. Guests can participate in everything from skiing and snowboarding, to snowshoeing, dog sledding, and snowmobiling. Ideal for ski enthusiasts who want to switch it up and enjoy the ultimate ride, the property’s Demo Ski Package provides the option of trying different types of ski rentals each day of their stay, for a discounted rate, through its on-site rental centre, Christy Sports.Learn with the pros: Limelight Ketchum (Ketchum, Idaho)Entering its second year of winter programming, this hotel in the Sun Valley, which opened its doors in January 2017, offers Inside Tracks, a complimentary ski/ride programme that gives guests the opportunity to ski/ride with a top-rated ski school professional while exploring Bald Mountain’s varied terrain. While not a traditional lesson, the professionals offer tips and assistance, ensuring guests get to the best spots across the mountain. The opportunity is only available to five hotel guests each week, with transportation provided by the hotel. This programme is also available at the Limelight’s sister property, Limelight Aspen.Stay and ski free: Sundance Resort (Sundance, Utah)The Sundance Mountain Resort, located in Utah’s Provo Canyon, is ideal for snow-lovers looking for a landmark winter retreat. During the winter season, the resort offers the Stay and Ski Free promotion, providing guests with complimentary lift tickets with their room reservation. This year, the 2017-2018 ski season begins on 8 December, with night skiing options available beginning 15 December. Winter activities include night skiing, a scenic alpine ZipTour, and a Nordic centre that offers 15 kilometres of groomed cross-country ski trails, and, for the more adventurous, full-moon cross-country skiing and night owling.No fees, just ski: Elevation Hotel and Spa (Crested Butte, Colorado, USA)For travellers looking to hit the slopes at Mount Crested Butte in Colorado, Elevation Hotel & Spa is offering up to 20% off the best available rate with its Parking Resort Fee Package, which includes complimentary park and resort fees. Known as the only ski-in, ski-out resort in Crested Butte, Elevation Hotel & Spa offers 55 kilometres of trails for cross-country skiing, ski/bike rentals, a salon and a slopeside restaurant.last_img read more

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Fort Lauderdale Florida January 9th 2008IYC Int

first_imgFort Lauderdale, Florida January 9th, 2008IYC (International Yacht Collection, LLC.), is pleased to announce that they have added two yachts to their charter fleet.The 161ft. (49m) M/Y ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM by Trinity, built in 2005. She can accommodate 10 guests in 5 staterooms, with a rate of US$245,000 per week. She is available in the Mediterranean this winter and summer season, (changed).M/Y RELENTLESS is 145ft. (44m) built by Trinity in 2001 and is available with a rate of $140,000 per week. She can accommodate 10 guests in 5 staterooms. She is available in the Caribbean this winter, summer is TBD.Tel: +1 954.522.2323 Email: charter@iyc.comIYC Management is pleased to announce that Mark Elliott’s central listing, M/Y CHEVY TOY was sold by IYC’s David Nichols ; CHEVY TOY is a 142ft. (43.3m) Trinity built in 2003. Tel: +1 954.522.2323 Email: info@iyc.com————————————————————————————————————IYC (International Yacht Collection), a division of Trinity Yachts, LLC, is a privately held corporation headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, America’s yachting capital. IYC also has offices in the major ports of call of Newport, R.I., Palm Beach, Monaco, Bahamas and St. Maarten.With an extensive staff of experienced professionals who offer a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of yachting, IYC has approximately half a billion dollars in Central Listings, and over thirty (30) superyachts within their central charter fleet. With those resources at hand, IYC offers their clients an extensive array of services in every aspect of luxury yachting: yacht brokerage, new large yacht construction, luxury yacht charters, yacht management, and crew placement.IYC is a member of the: Florida Yacht Brokers Association (FYBA), Charter Yacht Brokers Association (CYBA), American Yacht Charter Association (AYCA), Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association (MYBA).last_img read more

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