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Oct
22

Quatre bourses pour lexcellence dans la créativité artistique remises à des élèves

first_img Elise Pecotic, Citadel High School, Halifax, 1 000 $ – Prix d’excellence en arts visuels du Musée des beaux-arts de la Nouvelle-Écosse Breton Hickey, Glace Bay High School, 1 000 $ – Prix d’excellence dans les arts de la scène Seanna Bailey, Hants East Rural High School, Milford Station, comté de Hants, 1 000 $ – Prix d’excellence dans les arts numériques multimédias De jeunes esprits créatifs de partout en Nouvelle-Écosse se sont réunis aujourd’hui 13 juin pour exprimer leurs talents dans le cadre des Prix du ministre pour l’excellence dans la créativité artistique. « La musique a toujours été une passion pour moi depuis que je suis très jeune, déclare Hayley Macgregor, récipiendaire de la bourse d’études Charlie A’Court pour l’excellence en musique. Je suis reconnaissante de ce prix et je suis ravie d’avoir eu l’occasion de monter sur scène lors de la cérémonie de célébration. » Mme Macgregor est une élève du North Nova Education Centre à New Glasgow. La bourse est d’une valeur de 500 $ et inclut une prise en charge par mentorat du musicien lui-même. La cérémonie, qui a eu lieu au Musée des beaux-arts de la Nouvelle-Écosse à Halifax, mettait en vedette des élèves de 12e année qui prévoient poursuivre des études postsecondaires dans le domaine artistique. Quatre bourses ont été remises pour l’excellence dans les arts visuels, les arts de la scène, les arts numériques multimédias et la musique. Le gouvernement provincial a fait partenariat avec le Musée et avec M. A’Court pour présenter les prix. Les autres récipiendaires sont : Huit autres élèves ont également été désignés comme finalistes et ont reçu chacun une somme de 100 $. « Je félicite tous les participants à la cérémonie aujourd’hui, souligne Zach Churchill, ministre de l’Éducation et du Développement de la petite enfance. Je suis impressionné par les compétences et la créativité dont j’ai été témoin. Je vous souhaite à tous un grand succès dans vos études postsecondaires. » Pour plus d’information, consultez le https://novascotia.ca/creativeaward/fr .last_img read more

Oct
16

Double Date With John Legend And Chrissy Teigen For Charity

first_imgHere’s your chance to double date with John Legend and supermodel Chrissy Teigen in NYC – and help charity at the same time.The celebrity couple are auctioning the double date opportunity to benefit John’s Show Me Campaign and the Somaly Mam Foundation.In 2007, John Legend launched the Show Me Campaign, an organization that works to break the cycle of poverty through education. John was awarded the 2010 BET Humanitarian of the Year award, the 2009 CARE Humanitarian Award for Global Change, the 2009 Bishop John T. Walker Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award from Africare, and the 2012 Harvard Foundation Artist of the Year Award.Although originally planning to be a chef, Chrissy Teigen discovered her passion for modeling at a young age. Chrissy has caught the eye of many photographers; in particular, Walter Iooss and Raphael Mazzuco. Both photographers shot Chrissy for the prestigious Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, which she has been featured in multiple times. In addition to Sports Illustrated, Chrissy has appeared in Italian Vogue, Esquire, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and the cover of Ocean Drive Magazine. Most recently, Chrissy was featured as one of the “Hot Celebrity Bodies of 2012” in Us Weekly. 

Chrissy enjoys a burgeoning TV career as well. She filmed a special airing on the Cooking Channel entitled “Cookies and Cocktails,” Chrissy has had recurring appearances in Jimmy Kimmel sketches for Sports Illustrated and guest host roles for EXTRA with Mario Lopez on E!, Americas Next Top Model and Watch What Happens Live on Bravo. When not working in the world of high fashion modeling, Chrissy is a talented cook and writer (she is the author of the blog, sodelushious.com) and enjoys expanding her knowledge of food while traveling the world.To access the auction, which runs until February 11, head over to CharityBuzz.com.last_img read more

Oct
12

UN partners explore ways that food relief can boost development

Grain market experts, economists and policy makers from around the world are meeting in Rome today with United Nations food agencies to explore the best ways to benefit farmers in developing countries through local food procurement.“There is no doubt that the power of local purchase can benefit not only the hungry, but also the farmers producing the food,” said Josette Sheeran Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), which is hosting the meeting. “We all know that food security requires both access to food and sustainable production. Procurement can provide a vital link between the two at local, regional or international level,” she added.Ms. Sheeran, who held talks last month during a field trip to Ethiopia about local food assistance procurement and its potential for making a positive impact on human development, noted that WFP had a “huge market presence” with its cash-based purchases across the developing world.Last year, 77 per cent of WFP’s food purchases were from developing countries – a total of 1.6 million metric tons at a value of more than $460 million. This shows an increase from 74 per cent in 2005. WFP priority is to ensure that food is available to beneficiaries in the most timely and cost-efficient manner, but when conditions are equal, it gives preference to procurement from developing countries, the agency said.When possible, WFP purchases food locally from parts of a country where there is a surplus, for distribution in other parts of that same country where there are shortages. The agency also purchases food from developing countries with a national surplus for distribution in other countries where there is need, both in the same region and in other parts of the world.Today’s Rome meeting, the first of its kind, is funded by the Belgian and Swedish Governments and will bring together the three UN food agencies – WFP, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) – with non-governmental organizations, donor and recipient countries and the private sector. 30 May 2007Grain market experts, economists and policy makers from around the world are meeting in Rome today with United Nations food agencies to explore the best ways to benefit farmers in developing countries through local food procurement. read more

Oct
12

Paris meeting should boost Afghan partnership says UN envoy

10 June 2008A major summit in support of Afghanistan to be held in Paris later this week should result in an enhanced partnership between the fledgling democracy and its international partners, the top United Nations envoy to the country said today. “The Paris conference is more than just a pledging conference for donors. We will seek to forge a ‘new deal’ between the Government of Afghanistan and the international community,” said the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, Kai Eide. He will join Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and delegates from over 80 countries and organizations on Thursday at the International Conference on Afghanistan – part of global efforts to help with reconstruction and development in the strife-torn nation. Mr. Eide heads the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), which is tasked with promoting peace and stability by leading efforts of the international community, in conjunction with the Afghan Government, to rebuild the country and strengthen the foundations of peace and constitutional democracy.“On our part, the international community must bring much greater coherence in the assistance being provided, we must channel more resources and effort towards building basic state institutions able to protect and serve the Afghan people,” said Mr. Eide.He added that the Afghan Government must play its part by deepening and broadening its economic and political reform process, demonstrating greater accountability and intensifying anti-corruption efforts.In addition to assessing the progress made since the last international donors’ meeting in London over two years ago, the meeting will also witness the launch of the Afghanistan National Development Strategy, the Government’s five-year blueprint for the country’s reconstruction.“With the Afghanistan National Development Strategy we now have an Afghan-led and owned blueprint for all our support efforts. The imperative will be on the Government to show increased accountability for the support received and on the international community to get behind Afghanistan’s own priorities,” Mr. Eide stated. read more

Oct
11

UN chief to visit United Arab Emirates and Oman next week

The four-day 4th World Future Energy Summit (WFES) will discuss renewable and future energy solutions, innovations, investments, and policy.While in the UAE, Mr. Ban will also meet with the Government leaders and visit Masdar City on the sidelines of the Summit.The Secretary-General will then proceed to Muscat, the Omani capital, for an official visit during which he will have meetings with the country’s leaders. Topics of common interest include the forthcoming Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011-2020). 11 January 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will travel next week to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman, during which he will attend the annual summit on energy that opens in Abu Dhabi on Monday. read more

Oct
8

UN members laugh at Trump during UN speech

Trump smiled at the interruption, before commenting on it.“I didn’t expect that reaction but that’s okay,” he said. Mr Trump, in his speech, bragged about domestic achievements like tax cuts his administration pushed for, a “booming” economy, and a stock market that has reached record highs during his presidency. He said that he has pushed for and received historic levels of defence funding, and bragged that US unemployment is very low.The president also highlighted some of his foreign priorities, noting that he had met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, and claimed that North Korean nuclear weapons developments has slowed.Mr Trump also threatened military action in the Middle East and particularly in Syria, if chemical weapons are used in the conflict there. “In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country,” Mr Trump continued, eliciting a rumbling from the hall in New York City.” America’s… So true”. As for trade — one of the most contentious issues between the US and the world — the president said that he has told international leaders that trade imbalances are too high. Mr Trump has implemented billions of dollars worth of tariffs on China and the European Union in the past year, sparking fears of a trade war. (Courtesy The Independent) Members of the United Nations’ General Assembly have laughed at Donald Trump after he told them his administration had “accomplished more than almost any … in the history of our country”.Trump on Tuesday began his address by noting that this is the second time he has spoken to the UN General Assembly, and then began to tout the progress his administration has made since he took office. “One year ago I stood before you for the first time in this grand hall. I addressed the threats facing our world, and I presented a vision to achieve a brighter future for all of humanity,” Mr Trump, who has frequently claimed the US is laughed at internationally for weak international policies, said. “Today I stand before the United Nations General Assembly to share the extraordinary progress we’ve made”. read more

Sep
28

Jalin Marshall becomes latest Ohio State starter to declare for NFL draft

OSU redshirt sophomore H-back Jalin Marshall (7) runs with the ball during a game against Indiana on Oct. 3 in Bloomington, Indiana. OSU won, 34-27. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorAfter losing three underclassmen defensive starters in as many days since the Fiesta Bowl, Ohio State redshirt sophomore H-back Jalin Marshall became the first offensive starter to announce his decision to go pro early after the game on Monday.“After much thought, prayer and discussion with my family and coaches,” Marshall wrote in a message posted to Twitter, “I officially announce that I have decided to forgo my last two years of eligibility to enter the NFL draft.”Marshall was used primarily as a punt returner in his redshirt freshman season, but became more involved in the offense as the season wore on, finishing with 38 catches for 499 yards and six touchdowns, including a four-touchdown performance against Indiana. In that breakout game, he caught five passes for 95 yards and three touchdowns and had a 54-yard punt return touchdown, all in the second half.He started the final 12 games in 2015 following a suspension for the opener, and finished second on the team in receptions as OSU’s true No. 2 receiver.Marshall pulled in 36 catches for 477 yards and five touchdowns in his final season wearing scarlet and gray, while returning 28 punts for 379 yards. He also had a 36-yard kick return in the Fiesta Bowl, his only one of the season.“I will forever be grateful to my teammates and Buckeye Nation for making my time as a Buckeye so memorable,” Marshall wrote. “I will always be a Buckeye at heart, as this was my dream, and I will work hard to positively represent Buckeye Nation and my hometown wherever I go.”The former quarterback at Middletown High School is the seventh OSU underclassman to leave early for the draft, joining Ezekiel Elliott, Joey Bosa, Cardale Jones, Darron Lee, Tyvis Powell and Eli Apple.Only two underclassmen who are expected to make a decision regarding the draft are yet to make it: safety Vonn Bell and receiver Michael Thomas.Should Thomas opt to leave as well — which is expected — OSU will lose its top four receivers in terms of yards, with Elliott and redshirt senior H-back Braxton Miller already saying goodbye.“I will never forget this experience,” Marshall wrote. “I am a Buckeye for life!” read more

Sep
22

Economic problems at Ademar Leon

← Previous Story Dragana Cvijic three weeks out Next Story → Gajic, Pocuca and Fernandez compete for player of the month in France! The economic crisis that has hit the Spanish ASOBAL clubs widens. This time Ademar Leon is experiencing economic problems, as the coaching staff and the players, as marca.com reported, have initiated a procedure to get the 55,000 euros that Ademar gave as deposit at the beginning of the ASOBAL league to the federation, so they can have their deserved salaries. Reports say, there might be even rejection to do the trainings, as form of protest. Ademar LeonASOBALASOBAL League read more

Sep
22

Cleveland kidnap escape Man charged with rape and kidnapping

first_imgThey don’t believe they’ve been outside of the home for the last 10 years. They were not in one room, but they did know each other and they did know each other was there.- Cleveland Deputy Chief of Police Edward Tomba US PROSECUTORS HAVE charged a 52-year-old ex-bus driver with the kidnap and rape of three young women imprisoned at his Cleveland home in a nightmare that lasted more than a decade.His name is Ariel Castro:Pic: Cleveland Police Department/AP/Press Association ImagesOne of the captives gave birth to a daughter during the decade they spent confined in Castro’s modest city home, unable to escape until Monday, when the young mother, Amanda Berry, managed to signal to a neighbour.Two of the Ohio women were joyously reunited with their families on Wednesday, while the third received treatment and police interrogated their alleged captor.Amanda Berry, left, and Georgina “Gina” Dejesus. Pic: AP Photo/FBICastro is accused of raping 27-year-old Berry, 23-year-old Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, 32, city prosecutor Victor Perez said.He also faces four counts of kidnapping, related to the three women and Berry’s six-year-old daughter Jocelyn, who was born in captivity.Castro is due in court Thursday for arraignment. His two brothers are also scheduled to make a court appearance, but on misdemeanour charges unrelated to the kidnappings and rapes, authorities said.In disguiseThe women are believed to have only been allowed to leave the home briefly on two occasions, both times to go into the house’s garage “in disguise,” Deputy Police Chief Ed Tomba told reporters.“They were in that home. They don’t believe they’ve been outside of the home for the last 10 years,” he said. “They were not in one room, but they did know each other and they did know each other was there.”Cleveland Deputy Chief of Police Edward Tomba speaks during a news conference. Pic: AP Photo/David DupreyHe refused to comment on reports that Castro had impregnated Knight at least five times and would punch her in the stomach until she miscarried each time.Castro’s two brothers – Pedro, 54, and Onil, 50 – were also detained on Monday because they were with Ariel when he was arrested, but will not be charged in connection with the kidnapping.“There is nothing that leads us to believe that they were involved or had any knowledge of this,” Tomba said. “We found no facts to link them to the crime.”Tomba refused to discuss specifics of evidence discovered in the home, but earlier, city police chief Michael McGrath had said the women were “bound and there were chains and ropes in the hall.”ReturnA sign and balloons hang from the front porch of the home of Amanda Berry. Pic: AP Photo/Tony DejakBerry arrived yesterday at her sister’s home in an SUV escorted by police motorcycles and FBI agents. The porch was bedecked with balloons and messages of support. Well-wishers – and a phalanx of news reporters – were waiting.The crowd broke into applause when her sister Beth Serrano came out and made a brief statement thanking residents and asking for privacy.Later, DeJesus was escorted into her family home by relatives, sheltering under a yellow hooded top but managing to give a weak wave to the supporters chanting “Gina, Gina, Gina.”Gina DeJesus gives a thumbs-up as she is escorted toward her home. Pic: AP Photo/Tony DejakShe looked overwhelmed, but managed a brief wave to the crowd.“She’s ecstatic to be home, she’s happy. Her face, her smile, the hugging says it all,” her mother Nancy Ruiz told reporters.It’s like a dream. My first reaction as I saw my daughter, the only thing I did was grab her and hug her. I didn’t want to let go.She advised parents to do more to protect their own children, urged locals to fully cooperate with the ongoing investigation and hailed the courage of the neighbour who helped rescue the women.Locals have expressed shock that the young women – long feared dead – could have been held for so many years in an unassuming home belonging to a man who never raised any suspicions in the working class neighbourhood.Pic: AP Photo/Tony DejakThe rescueThe three were rescued after Berry managed to alert a neighbour, Charles Ramsey, who broke down Castro’s door to free her and her daughter.Police responded to her desperate 911 emergency call and found the other two women in the detached home, a white two-story home with American and Puerto Rican flags on the porch.John Berry poses with a photo of his daughter, Amanda Berry, outside his home in Elizabethton, Tennessee. Pic: AP Photo/Patrick Murphey-RaceyBerry was last seen on April 21, 2003, when she left work at a fast food restaurant just a few blocks from her home.DeJesus was 14 when she vanished while walking home from school on April 2, 2004. Knight, who was 20 at the time of her disappearance, was last seen at a cousin’s house on August 23, 2002.Critics have questioned how police could have missed signs of the kidnapping for so long. But law enforcement officials insisted they were confident that officers had not missed any chance of an earlier rescue.The emotion of the day proved too much as Berry’s diminutive sister emerged through banks of balloons and “welcome home” messages to be engulfed in a forest of microphones.Beth Serrano, sister of Amanda Berry, speaks to the media after the arrival of Berry at Serrano’s home. Pic: AP Photo/Tony Dejak- © AFP, 2013Comments have been closed as a person has been charged in connection with this case.Read: Ohio kidnapped women ‘were bound and chained’>last_img read more

Sep
19

WWE RAW Preview: Brock Lesnar appears, Go home show for SummerSlam, Live Post-Show

first_img Is The Rocks Return To WWE In Jeopardy? Now Playing Up Next Monday Night RAW will air live tonight from the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.This is the final episode of RAW before SummerSlam on Sunday, August 11.Tonight’s show will feature WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar appearing. Lesnar appeared on last week’s RAW from North Little Rock to viciously attack Seth Rollins, his challenger for the Universal Championship at SummerSlam. Lesnar left Rollins coughing up blood after delivering an F5 on top of a stretcher after a brutal attack.No matches have been announced for the show as of yet.Wrestleview.com will have a live ongoing RAW recap tonight beginning at 8:00 p.m. Eastern/7:00 CT.Live Post-Show Tonight on YouTubeBe sure to join Mike and Victoria Tedesco for another edition of Post-RAW tonight on YouTube. Pinterest Will Bobby Lashley Finally Face Brock Lesnar? Braun Strowman Still Not Cleared For Match Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBraun Strowman Still Not Cleared For MatchVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:33/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 100.00%0:00Remaining Time -0:33 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 Videos Articles Video: Watch the live WWE Clash of Champions Kickoff Show from Charlotte tonight Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Braun Strowman Brock Lesnar Takes WWE Universal Championship Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Mike Tedesco RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Google+ Is Jon Jones Set To Return To The UFC? Twitter Brock Lesnar WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

Sep
16

Woman donates 1600 toys for traumatized Spokane kids

first_imgSPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Spokane, Wash., woman has donated her collection of 1,600 Beanie Baby dolls to police to use during traumatic situations with young children.Officer Ryan Snider showed off a selection of the toys, noting Spokane police usually have bigger, uglier stuffed animals they give to children in situations like car crashes or the arrest of a parent.KXLY reports the donor wants to remain anonymous.last_img

Sep
14

Homer City Council Looks At Changing Fees For Sewer Water

first_imgThe Homer City Council will hold a public hearing on the resolution at their council meeting on August 13. The resolution was introduced in order to provide the City with a mechanism that connected the water and sewer rates to the actual costs to maintain the infrastructure used for the services. The cost to the average residential user of water and sewer will range from a 2% decrease to a less than 1% increase based on 2018 usage, according to the resolution. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Homer City Council, at their meeting on Monday, July 23, introduced an resolution aimed at changing the rates for city water and sewer. Homer residents who utilize both water and sewer services would see their prices go up around 10 or 15 cents per 100 gallons used.last_img read more

Sep
13

Senate GOP Fighting Back on Trumps Border Emergency

first_img ADC AUTHOR Republicans in the Senate are sending warnings to President Trump that they will push back on his national emergency declaration to build a border wall if he doesn’t withdraw it.As of Thursday evening, three Republican senators had said they would support the House-passed resolution rejecting the emergency. If four Republicans voted with all Democrats, the resolution would pass in the Senate, too.Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who is retiring, did not say Thursday whether he would be that fourth vote but pointed to money already available to be used for the wall without diverting military construction funds.“He’s got sufficient funding without a national emergency,” Alexander told reporters, according to Politico. “He can build a wall and avoid a dangerous precedent.”Besides the three who have announced their support of the House joint resolution – Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) – most GOP senators have remained noncommittal.“I have long believed and advocated that every president, Republican and Democrat, should act consistent with the Constitution and federal law,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said, according to Politico. “And I’m assessing those legal authorities right now.”last_img read more

Sep
6

Third batch of STARS starts at VIT MLA Vundavalli Sreedevi

first_imgVijayawada: Dr Vundavalli Sreedevi, MLA, Tadikonda inaugurated 3rd batch of STARS (Support the Advancement of Rural Students) programme and issued free laptops to STAR students at VIT ( AP) University- Amaravati here on Friday. She also inaugurated a synthetic tennis court by unveiling the plaque. Shankar Viswanathan, vice-president of VIT-AP University in his address, requested the students to focus on their education and be the first in the chosen areas. He said that the students should actively participate in sports and other extracurricular activities for a bright career and a balanced life. Dr D Subhakar, Vice-chancellor of VIT AP University, Dr Kammela Sreedhar, Sk Khadeer Pasha, Asst Director, Admissions, Dr CLV Sivakumar, Registrar, VIT AP University, students, staff and faculty were present.last_img read more

Sep
1

A Fan Made Bobs BurgersArcher Crossover Got its Creator a Job

first_imgStay on target Woah, wait, what, really? Bob’s is my favourite animated show, that’s quite literally a dream of mine!— Simon Chong (@chongster62) July 21, 2017Nothing’s been made official yet, but that looks pretty promising. The project Chong had been working on for fun, for seven months, got him an offer for his dream job. So , you know that thing you keep saying you’ll make one day? Maybe it’s time to actually make the thing. If you need a little encouragement to finish that side project you’ve been working on forever, here’s a story that should do the trick. Welsh animator Simon Chong shared a project he’d been working on for months on Friday morning. It was a fan-made short featuring character from Archer and Bob’s Burgers. Inspired by the brief crossover in Archer’s season four premiere, Chong took things a step further. He brought (almost) the entire main cast of Archer into Bob’s restaurant.Watching it knowing it’s the work of just one guy, it’s an amazing accomplishment. Chong drew and animated the entire thing himself, including illustrating the Archer characters in the Bob’s Burgers style. He even edited together voice samples from both shows into a coherent (well, as coherent as either series gets) story. Knowing that, the dialog flows much smoother than you’d ever expect it to. Just looking at this animation, you’d never know it was fan-made. The Bob’s Burgers characters are perfectly on-model, and the Archer ones fit in so well, you’d swear this crossover was actually Fox-produced.We’re not the only ones who were impressed. Chong shared the video on Twitter on Monday. By Saturday night, he had a job offer from Bob’s Burgers. According to io9, the video first caught the cast’s attention, and they passed it along to the show’s creator, Loren Bouchard. Before long, Bouchard offered him a job over Twitter.center_img What Kind of Sorcery is This? Expert Archer Shoots ‘Turning Arrows’Netflix’s ‘Pacific Heat’ is an Aussie ‘Archer’ with Less Subversion last_img read more

Aug
19

Number of obese Ticos has almost quadrupled in four decades

first_imgRelated posts:Mandatory prices for medical procedures rankle public, politicians Costa Rica reports lower cancer mortality rates Doctors’ Association backs down from mandatory medical fees Costa Rica welcomes first IVF baby after 16-year ban Obesity figures among Costa Rica’s population increased almost four times in the last 39 years, from 6.3 percent in 1975 to 23.7 percent in 2014.These results are part of a report prepared by the Universidad Hispanoamericana and published this week in the university’s health magazine.Researchers Ronald Evans and Jose Pérez based their evaluation on a study of the worldwide evolution of the Body Mass Index (BMI) conducted by the Imperial College London’s School of Public Health.  The BMI is a parameter for insufficient, normal and excessive human weight ranges.The researchers reviewed data for Costa Rica over 39-year period and also found that the population with normal weight fell from 50.7 percent in 1975 to 34.4 percent in 2014.Obesity concernsEvans, an epidemiologist, said in the report that results should alert health officials and the general population to the rapid increase in the percentage of overweight and obese Costa Ricans. Excess weight is a risk factor for a number of chronic diseases ranging from diabetes and hypertension to heart disease, among others.The percentage of overweight Ticos went from 24.9 percent to 36.1 percent. The percentage of people with morbid obesity rose from 0.2 to 2.3 percent of the population, an increase of 1,000 percent.People with morbid obesity are 14 times more likely to have a heart attack and 12 times more likely to die before age 70 than those with a normal weight, researchers noted.CampaignData from the Social Security System, or Caja, showed in 2015 that the care of obese patients with cost the agency an average of ₡5 million (some $9,500) per patient per year.On Tuesday, Caja officials presented an informational campaign seeking to change Ticos’ eating habits in order to prevent weight problems. Caja President María del Rocío Saenz said at a press conference that the campaign responds to high figures of patients with chronic disease, and to a spike in the number of overweight and obese people in Costa Rica.The campaign’s messages, being distributed in mass media and social networks, recommend dividing a meal in a balanced way.“Half of the plate should have fruit, vegetables or salads. A quarter should have grains (cereals, legumes) and the remaining quarter should have a protein,” the campaign states. (Via CCSS)The campaign also recommends drinking water instead of sodas or sugar-sweetened beverages with every meal.As part of the campaign, the Caja is publishing digital books with recipes. This week the agency posted a book with recommendations for salads and dressings. You can read or download the book at: www.ccss.sa.cr/recetario (in Spanish only).The agency also is posting recipes on its social media profiles along with video explainers to show the preparation. The Caja is asking people to post their own healthy recipes following the recommended proportions. The agency will record the best two recipes and the videos will be posted as part of the campaign.See a video and a recipe for a beet salad: Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Aug
17

Expedia unveils new mobile app for hoteliers

first_imgExpedia unveils new mobile app for hoteliersExpedia Inc., one of the world’s leading travel companies, today introduced the Expedia® PartnerCentral App for iPhone and Android. This mobile app is touted as a new way to help hoteliers manage their business on Expedia anytime, anywhere, and was created to help solve the everyday problems hoteliers face in an increasingly fast-paced and competitive world.The Expedia PartnerCentral app experience is designed to provide Expedia hotel partners with easy to use tools and actionable insights at their fingertips, affording busy hoteliers the ability to:–          Stay on top of reservations with up-to-the-minute booking information and notifications–          Receive real time alerts and insights on events taking place in their markets with the new Activity Feed–          View and reply to guest Real-Time Feedback during their stay–          Stay informed 24/7 by using seamless fingerprint log in on devices that support Touch ID–          Create, optimize and renew promotions or join Expedia Group campaigns to target and attract travelers–          Benchmark performance against the competition using MarketWatch–          Quickly promote last minute inventory  with Sell Tonight–“The Expedia PartnerCentral app was designed to complement the online website experience for hoteliers on the go,” said Benoit Jolin, VP Global Product, Expedia Lodging Partner Services. “We aim to provide our partners with the information they need exactly when they need it, and the ability to quickly and easily take action. We are continuously improving the app experience taking into account both hotelier feedback and monitoring interactions to provide the best possible user experience.”“The mobile app was built with hoteliers from across the world in mind- at every property type and size,” continued Jolin. “Take a small B&B managed solely by a busy couple who rarely have time to sit down in front of their computer; they can now receive booking notifications directly on their phone. Or the San Francisco independent hotelier that uses the app while commuting on the BART to load a last minute promotion. Or a General Manager who is able to respond immediately to feedback from his guests to ensure they have the best possible experience at his property. This level of interaction with the Expedia marketplace is unprecedented.”The app is free for download in the US, Canadian, UK and Australian marketplaces for the Apple App Store and Google play. The app requires an iPhone running iOS 7 or higher, or an Android phone running OS 4.0.3 or higher and is expected to roll out globally throughout the remainder of 2015 and into early 2016.Source = Expedialast_img read more

Aug
10

Hotel Distance from airport Facilities Check in ti

first_imgHotelDistance from airportFacilitiesCheck in timeCheck out time Here are some of our top picks for places to stay near Madrid Airport RelatedAberdeen Airport HotelsWhether you have an early departure or a late arrival, a night in an airport hotel in Aberdeen can really help take the stress out of travel.Dublin Airport HotelsWhether you have an early departure or a late arrival, a night in an airport hotel in Dublin can really help take the stress out of travel.Amsterdam Airport HotelsWhether you have an early departure or a late arrival, a night in an airport hotel in Amsterdam, can really help take the stress out of travel. Ibis Madrid Aeropuerto Barajas10 minute walkWiFi, restaurant, bar, business centre, shuttle bus12pm12pm What is the nearest hotel to Madrid Airport?The Hotel Don Luis is the nearest hotel to Madrid Airport. The hotel is located 1.5 miles away from the airport making it ideal for those arriving into Madrid late or departing on an early morning flight.Madrid Airport hotels with parkingWhether you are avoiding the parking costs at Madrid airport or need a place to keep your hire car, there are plenty of airport hotels with parking available. The SHS Hotel Aeropuerto offers a park and fly scheme and also private daily parking for its guests. Madrid Airport hotels with a shuttle busAirport transfers can be the most stressful part of a trip, this can be avoided with a stay in a nearby airport hotel. There are a number of hotels like the Clement Barajas hotel that offer a free airport shuttle bus to all guests. Skyscanner can help you compare Madrid hotels to find the ideal place for you.Search airport hotelsLooking for more information on airport hotel options? Take a look at our top choices:Edinburgh Airport HotelsMalaga Airport HotelsManchester Airport HotelsMunich Airport HotelsDublin Airport HotelsLiverpool Airport HotelsAmsterdam Airport HotelsDubai Airport HotelsHeathrow Airport HotelsSkyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.center_img Hilton Madrid Airport5 minute driveWiFi, restaurant, bar, meeting rooms, shuttle bus, fitness centre, swimming pool2pm12pm Melia Barajas11 minute walkWiFi, restaurant, bar, meeting rooms, shuttle bus, swimming pool3pm12pm Tryp Madrid Alameda Aeropuerto Hotel7 minute walkWiFi, restaurant, bar, parking, shuttle bus, fitness centre3pm12pmlast_img read more

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Cypriot economy out of 2013 cardiac arrest

first_imgCyprus’ economy has come out of the 2013 “cardiac arrest” and posted four years of growth, Bank of Cyprus CEO John Patrick Hourican said in an interview with Bloomberg television on Friday night, a statement echoed both by the Hellenic Bank CEO Ioannis Matsis and Finance Minister Harris Georgiades in similar interviews.Asked why now is the right time to invest in Cyprus, Hourican said: “We moved from a junk status backed to investment grade.”He added that the island’s economy is growing well, unemployment has fallen, and that house prices were stabilising and rising.“There are a lot of indicators, which suggest that this is a good time to be invested in Cyprus. It does feel like the momentum is with the country.”Regarding what the recent economic upgrade means for his bank, Hourican said the best way to recover is through levered investment and that the best place to conduct such investment is through the banking system.He added that the banking system has shrunk from more than eight times that of GDP, which it had previously been in 2013, to “more like four times of GDP now”. There has also been an increase in foreign direct investment over the past three years, and the economy is not reliant on foreign deposits anymore, Hourican said.“There are a lot of reasons why Cyprus is actually now poised to grow across a range of economies, not just tourism.”During another interview, Hellenic Bank CEO Ioannis Matsis was asked about the recent acquisition of the Cooperative Bank.Matsis said that “big is beautiful nowadays.” He said that due to the acquisition of the good part of the Cooperative Bank, Hellenic has grown, making it better able to support its customer base.“It is a viable institution now.”Asked whether the bank had any more merger and acquisition opportunities, Matsis that there will be more as Cyprus is a very over-banked and over-insured market.Regarding the upgrade of the Cypriot economy, Matsis said it has created a lot of “tailwinds” with regards to investors coming to the island.“Also investors are looking to acquire non-performing loans, which will help deleverage the sector.Investors are also looking at sectors like health, education, tourism, and shipping.”In his interview with Bloomberg, the finance minister said that the upgrade was a signal to investors to become more involved with the Cypriot economy.“The last few years have been good years for the economy. We are growing with rate exceeding four per cent of the GDP.”He added that unemployment on the island was dropping faster than that of other countries in the Eurozone, and that Cyprus had the largest fiscal surplus.Georgiades said: “The upgrade signals a new chapter and we hope to make good progress in implementing our reform agenda.”Asked about the non-performing loans (NPLs) and the banking sector, Georgiades said that the banking sector was at the heart of the 2013 crisis, and there was a challenge to deal with the NPLs.He added that during the summer half of the NPLs were cut out of the banking sector and that banks were able to start offering new credit.At a dinner host by the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce on Friday night, President Nicos Anastasiades said that the recovery of the Cypriot economy was “remarkable, confirming the resilience and strong foundations of Cyprus’ economy and the excellent prospects of its key productive sectors.”The president made note of the high growth rate, the consecutive balanced budgets, the fall in unemployment, the stronger base for the banking system, and the reforms in the public administration, welfare, healthcare, and tax administration.He added that all those improvements contributed to consecutive category upgrades by international ratings agencies.“This affirms the promising economic outlook of our country, indicates the efforts of our compatriots and of the productive forces of the country and at the same time sends a strong message to new investors.”The president said that investments were being made now in a variety of sectors, including banking, sea-ports, marinas, and the largest integrated casino resort in Europe, as well as energy.The government’s plan, he said “is to remain focused on maintaining and broadening the conditions under which surpluses and high growth rates can be generated, to continue promoting structural reforms and improving the country’s business environment.”For this to be achieved, he added, strategies for the transformation of the public service and its transition to the digital era are intended to be implemented, such as the full digitalisation and implementation of e-government in all state actions.President Anastasiades also said that the discovery of natural gas reserves within Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone creates exciting investment prospects, including for auxiliary service providers, many of which have already established subsidiary companies in Cyprus.You May LikeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityMake earthquake insurance a family priorityCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Our View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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