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Newfoundland gets ready for wave of tourists who Come From Away

first_imgAdvertisement ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — As the hit musical “Come From Away” takes Broadway by storm, Newfoundlanders are getting ready for a potential wave of tourists drawn to the place where those true stories happened. ——— “No doubt we’re going to be expecting an influx of people,” said Debby Yannikidis of the Gander and Area Chamber of Commerce. “There’s a common thread of human kindness and caring throughout the Newfoundland culture that most do experience when they come to visit,” he said. Exit surveys typically indicate that hiking, birds, icebergs and whales initially drew guests to the island — but encounters with Newfoundlanders were the trip highlights, he added. Advertisement “The majority of people say their best experience was with the people. When people come to Newfoundland, they’re taking a cultural adventure. Advertisement The extraordinary 9/11 hospitality of Gander and nearby communities is celebrated in the big-hearted musical now selling out tickets and racking up accolades — including seven Tony Award nominations. Beulah Cooper, a Gander resident and 9/11 volunteer portrayed in the play, said there’s also talk of her and other locals meeting with visitors who’d like to hear their stories first-hand. The North Atlantic Aviation Museum on the highway through Gander houses a piece of World Trade Center steel donated by firefighters on Long Island, N.Y., as thanks for the province’s generosity. It’s part of a larger 9/11 memorial display. Yannikidis said there are plans for tours that will include locations featured in “Come From Away.” It recounts what happened when the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, closed U.S. air space. Gander nearly doubled in population as 38 planes with almost 6,600 passengers and crew suddenly diverted to the sprawling international airport on the edge of town.Gander and its neighbours in Gambo, Appleton, Lewisporte, Norris Arm and Glenwood donated food, clothing, prescription drugs and anything else their unexpected guests needed. Churches and a school became makeshift shelters and many residents welcomed “the plane people” into their homes. “The town is preparing. Is it preparing to the degree it should be? We hope so. But we really won’t know until we get through this season.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “The scenery is the main attraction, but that soon becomes the backdrop.”BY SUE BAILEY “Come From Away” has been praised for acknowledging the pain that resonates from 9/11 as it also provides a cathartic look at how compassion for strangers helped restore some faith in humanity.Yannikidis said Gander wants to welcome visitors who will arrive as a result. But people are keenly aware that the musical and any resulting economic opportunity stem from tragedy, she added. “I think that’s why it’s important that the aviation museum, a not-for-profit organization, is taking the lead on being able to provide tourists some sort of an experience.” Facebook If You Go… Disoriented, frightened passengers from around the globe were simply taken into the communities over the next five days. For tips on travel to Newfoundland and Labrador: http://www.newfoundlandlabrador.com/ Ken Sooley, owner of CapeRace Newfoundland Adventures, offers self-managed packages that include the keys to various coastal homes, a rental car and his guide book. He has added a side trip to Gander this year as “Come From Away” buzz grows. For information on the North Atlantic Aviation Museum: https://northatlanticaviationmuseum.com/ “I feel humbled by it all,” she said of the musical’s triumph on Broadway and beyond. “When we were in New York, I said to (Gander Mayor) Claude Elliott: ‘Claude, I’ve invited half of New York to come to my place.’ And he said: ‘Yes, Beulah, and I’ve invited the other half.’” Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

Sirisena slams ties ex leader had with Gaddafi

President Maithripala Sirisena today criticized the relationship some former Sri Lankan leaders had with former Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi.Speaking to reporters in Colombo today, the President recalled how Gaddafi was seen in photographs with his arm around one former Sri Lankan leader. Former President Mahinda Rajapakse openly maintained a strong relationship with Muammar Gaddafi despite western global powers accusing him of being a dictator until his death. Meanwhile President Maithripala Sirisena also slammed the behavior of some politicians of the former regime for slinging mud at the UN.He recalled how some politicians staged protests outside the UN office in Colombo when the human rights issue was discussed in Geneva. The President also noted that countries like India, China and the US assisted Sri Lanka to defeat the LTTE.He said that the new Sri Lankan Government has been able to unite the UN Human Rights Council, which was earlier divided on the Sri Lankan issue. (Colombo Gazette) Sirisena did not mention Rajapaksa and his relationship with Gaddafi but the photograph he mentioned was that of Rajapaksa and Gaddafi in Libya. read more

UN police arrest alleged leader of last months deadly Kosovo riots

A UN spokesperson told reporters today that Avdyl Mushkolaj was detained on Saturday, following the issuing of a warrant for his arrest by an international judge. Mr. Mushkolaj is alleged to have led and incited riots in the town of Decani on 17 March.Several days of rioting and violent attacks in Kosovo last month, the worst since the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) assumed control of the province in June 1999, left 19 people dead and hundreds injured and drove thousands of people, mostly Kosovo Serbs, from their homes. Hundreds of homes and religious buildings, including churches and monasteries, were destroyed or damaged as well.In another development, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for the province, Harri Holkeri, has replaced the managing director of the Kosovo Trust Agency.In a statement Mr. Holkeri said he had decided to replace Marie Fucci in the post “to continue the privatization process more decisively.” He thanked Ms. Fucci for her dedication and commitment “in very difficult circumstances.” read more

US home prices jumped 121 per cent in April biggest yearoveryear gain

US home prices jumped 12.1 per cent in April, biggest year-over-year gain in more than 7 years WASHINGTON – U.S. home prices soared 12.1 per cent in April from a year earlier, the biggest gain since February 2006, as more buyers competed for fewer homes.Real estate data provider CoreLogic says prices rose in April from the previous April in 48 states. Price also rose 3.2 per cent in April from March, much better than the previous month-to-month gain of 1.9 per cent.Prices in Nevada jumped 24.6 per cent from a year earlier, the most among the states. California’s gain was next at 19.4 per cent, followed by Arizona’s 17.3 per cent, Hawaii’s 17 per cent and Oregon’s 15.5 per cent.More potential buyers have been seeking to purchase homes. But the number of homes for sale is 14 per cent lower than it was a year ago. The supply shortage has contributed to the price increases.Rising home prices can help sustain the housing recovery. They encourage more homeowners to put their homes on the market, as more grow confident that they can sell at a good price. And they spur would-be homeowners to buy before prices increase further.Home sales and prices began to recover last year, six years after the housing bust. They have been buoyed by steady job gains and low mortgage rates.Sales of previously occupied homes ticked up to a 3 1/2 year high in April, according to the National Association of Realtors. And they are likely to keep growing: A measure of signed contracts to buy homes rose to its highest level in three years in April. There is generally a one- to two-month lag between a signed contract and a completed sale.The limited supply of homes has also made builders more willing to ramp up construction. That’s creating more construction jobs. Applications for building permits rose in April to the highest level in nearly five years.Prices rose in April from the previous year in 94 out of the 100 largest U.S. cities, CoreLogic said. That’s up from 88 in the previous month.Los Angeles and Phoenix reported the biggest price gains among the cities, CoreLogic said. Prices in both cities leapt 19.2 per cent compared with a year earlier.They were followed by Atlanta and Riverside-San Bernardino, which both posted 16.5 per cent gains. Dallas rounded out the top five, with a 10.2 per cent increase.Despite the large gains, home prices are more than 22 per cent below their April 2006 peak, the CoreLogic survey found.In Nevada, they are still 47.3 per cent below their peak, and in Florida, prices are 40.5 per cent below peak levels.___Follow Chris Rugaber on Twitter at http://Twitter.com/ChrisRugaber by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press Posted Jun 4, 2013 8:01 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Montrealbased Bombardier confirms US12 billion in British railway contracts

MONTREAL – Bombardier has signed previously announced US$1.2 billion in contracts to supply and maintain railway cars that will secure 1,000 jobs at its Derby facility in England.The company will supply 665 Aventra railcars to government-selected railway operator Abellio as part of a broader effort to improve service in the region of East Anglia.The entire project is described as the largest privately-procured train order in the U.K.In addition to the US$1.1 billion deal, Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) signed a separate US$108-million maintenance contract for seven years.The new trains are expected to be delivered between January 2019 and September 2020. by The Canadian Press Posted Sep 30, 2016 8:48 am MDT Last Updated Sep 30, 2016 at 9:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Montreal-based Bombardier confirms US$1.2 billion in British railway contracts read more

Ahead of Afghan runoff election UN calls for improved polling process

“The run-off vote is an unprecedented event for Afghanistan’s democracy,” said the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan, Ján Kubiš.He renewed his congratulations to around seven million people who voted on 5 April for their “extraordinary performance” which led to a higher than expected first round vote.“Afghans remain undeterred by attacks against the democratic process and are determined to take control of their destiny and provide their next leader with a full mandate and legitimacy,” Mr. Kubiš said of the message that would be sent by Afghans voters in the two rounds.On 14 June, they will head back to the polls to choose between Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani.There are expectations that the Commissioners of the Independent Election Commission and the Head of Secretariat will implement some technical changes in this second round. Candidates and observers, among others, recommended improvements to transparency and communications in the management of the results and complaints following the April vote. Mr. Kubiš, who met yesterday with the Commissioners, stressed that elections are both a technical and a political exercise.“Technical improvements alone will not result in a better election without the political will of candidates to respect the process and its results and to disavow fraud by their supporters, as well as for government officials to remain impartial,” said Mr. Kubiš, who is also the head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).Meanwhile, Afghan civilian society groups and the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission today released a report documenting how Afghans view their prospects for peace.With information derived from focus groups and other interviews with 4,648 Afghan men, women and youth from all 34 provinces, the report summarizes a wide scope of ideas that are considered essential to achieving lasting peace in the country. The report includes 30 provincial-level road maps for peace, and a 10-point national road map.Among the issues prioritized by Afghans are: disarming and disempowering local militias, tackling widespread corruption and impunity among the police and judiciary, resolving ethnic tensions, tribal disputes and factional conflicts which fuel broader armed conflict, respecting human rights and women’s rights and providing equitable development assistance and service delivery across Afghanistan as well as improving the education system and empowering youth.“UNAMA fully supports the findings of the Afghan People’s Dialogue on Peace which is an important, inclusive rights-based peacebuilding initiative,” said UNAMA’s Human Rights director, Georgette Gagnon.“Policymakers should ensure that Afghan men, women and youth are meaningfully included in the peace process and have a real say in the future direction of their county,” she continued. Ms. Gagnon added that the future Afghan leader should listen to the people’s views and the solutions they propose and incorporate them into stabilization and development efforts. read more

Former Auburn Player Sentenced to 15 Years For Robbery

Antonio Goodwin, a former Auburn football player from Atlanta, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the March 2011 armed home-invasion robbery that also resulted in charges against three teammates from the 2010 National Championship team.”I want to apologize for my action and my poor judgment,” Goodwin said before the sentencing. ”In the time I was at home, I had time to think about it and I’ve become a better person and a better decision-maker.”Goodwin was convicted in April of first-degree robbery in the March 2011 home invasion. The occupants of a mobile home told police they were robbed at gunpoint. No one was injured.Goodwin’s former teammates Mike McNeil, Dakota Moseley and Shaun Kitchens await trial. McNeil was the starting safety on Auburn’s national championship squad.Defense attorney Lauryn Lauderdale requested a probation hearing and said she planned to appeal. Lauderdale said she would also apply for a split sentence if probation is denied, shortening his prison time.Goodwin, who’s from Atlanta, and family held hands in prayer in the hallway while awaiting the judge’s ruling, which was in the middle of state sentencing guidelines of 117-255 months.At times Goodwin laid his head on the table while family members and an Atlanta pastor spoke on his behalf.Hughes acknowledged that Goodwin’s actions were ”inconsistent somewhat with his history.””It is not uncommon for a terrible offense to happen and not be a habit,” he said. ”The one offense often does have tragic consequences.”Lauderdale had argued that Goodwin was impaired after smoking synthetic marijuana, or spice, the night of the robbery with Kitchens, Moseley and other teammates. read more

NICE HANDBALL STORY Wisla fans with Hungarian flag for Veszprem…

Some nice handball stories stay in the shadow of the scandals and something which making more effects for some media. That was also a gesture of Orlen Wisla Plock fans before the first match of the VELUX EHF Champions League TOP 16 against Hungarian Veszprem. Very important match for both teams didn’t make any kind of negative pressure on the fans. Home fans made tbe Hungarian flag by red-white-green ballons next to Polish one and showed big respect to the rival…Here you can find WISLA TV review of the match…http://www.wislatv.pl/pl/component/sprtv/film/393-magazyn-sportowy-nr-143 ← Previous Story Sydney Uniare Australian handball champions Next Story → Patrekur Johannesson about shot-clock: We should test it, why not? read more

Chumby 8 Debuts

first_imgMeet the new Chumby — slightly better than the old Chumby. The latest model in the line of adorable personal Internet devices features a larger eight-inch (hence the “8” in the name) 800-by-600 resistive touchscreen and a revamped user interface.The picture frame-looking device makes it easier for users to discover content like music and apps from the homepage. The device currently has access to more than 1,500 apps, including e-mail, weather, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, plus media like Pandora, The New York Times, and podcasts from CBS.The device sports 2GB of memory 128MG of RAM, an 800MHz Marvell ARMADA, 802.11b/g, and a dimmable backlight.AdChoices广告last_img read more

Solar drone could spy on you for nine hours straight

first_imgNot keen about the prospect of drones whizzing about in the skies overhead? Here’s some news you won’t want to hear: a company has built a prototype solar-powered drone, the Puma AE, that is capable of flying non-stop for more than nine hours.That’s an entire working day of airborne snooping, which is what you would assume a drone built by defense contractor AeroVironment would be tasked with (that, or actual military strikes), but it’s not even close to the longest drone flight recorded. That record belongs to England’s QinetiQ, whose Zephyr drone remained aloft for more than two weeks.AeroVironment (who also teamed up with NASA on the Helios, above) collaborated with a startup called Alta Devices, which claims to build the world’s thinnest and lightest solar cells. That makes Alta’s cells a nice fit for something like a drone, where weight is a key design consideration. Alta’s cells are some of the most efficient flexible cells around and they also boast an efficiency of around 24%.The Puma AE (pics in the gallery above) drone’s built-in batteries can keep it aloft for just three hours on their own, so the cells are clearly worth the added bulk. Sure, such a drone would also work well at, say, an outdoor music festival where it could deliver beer to revelers all day long.Given that Alta Devices has spent more than a year courting military types with the promise of mobile chargers that can greatly reduce the amount of weight soldiers lug around, however, spy and attack drones are a more likely destination for its thin gallium arsenide cells.Ah, the future! Where old men will sit on their porches and reminisce about a simpler time… A time when drones were either part of a bee colony or a bagpipe component. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY Puma drone 4Puma drone 4Puma drone 3Puma drone 2Puma droneNano droneRaven G droneWasp AE dronePumaAE dronelast_img read more

Trump signs opioid bill expected to add help in Clark County

first_imgPresident Donald Trump signed bipartisan legislation addressing the opioid crisis into law Wednesday. The bill contains federal funding expected to provide treatment and services in Clark County.The bill focuses on preventing addiction through improved access to treatment centers and eliminating some coverage restrictions for patients on Medicare or Medicaid.Nationwide, nearly 48,000 people overdosed from opioid use last year. In Clark County 39 people died as a result of opioid overdose, and 732 deaths occurred statewide.“Together, we are going to end the scourge of drug addiction in America,” Trump said at an event celebrating the bill’s signing. “We are going to end it or we are going to at least make an extremely big dent in this terrible, terrible problem.”Trump declared the epidemic an emergency last October. A report from the Government Accountability Office, released this week, evaluated the results of Trump’s emergency declaration at the request of Democrats, including Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. The report found the White House fell short on its promises. In the last year, only three new authorities were granted as a result of the emergency, which included giving two states permission to progress faster with programming and providing support for proposed research initiatives.In a statement, Murray said, “While President Trump’s repeated failures to live up to his promises are disappointing, I’m glad Congress has been able to lead the way on taking meaningful steps to help the families and communities on the front lines of this crisis by providing additional funds and passing a comprehensive bill to address the root causes and ripple effects of this epidemic.”last_img read more

Fortnite should stop letting players climb electric poles in game power company

first_imgYes, folks, it’s true: Fortnite is a fantasy realm, with fantasy rules. Please be careful out in the real world. Epic Games A round of Fortnite can have a lot going on: wild characters, loot to snatch, colorful skins to try on and supplies to gather to build protection against other players. The ultimate goal? Be the last one standing. The game’s been out three short years and it’s held on to a pretty solid fanbase.Now a power company in Israel wants Fortnite to make some changes to its game. Not to the guns or the ability to shoot other characters or steal dance moves, but to the players’ ability to climb utility poles. According to a Wednesday report by Reuters, Israel Electricity Corp. sent a letter to the game’s makers, asking that they no longer let Fortnite players scale utility poles, because it could encourage dangerous real-world behavior. In the Monday letter, obtained by Reuters, Israel Electricity said kids climbing utility poles is a real problem that it’s been trying to stop for many years. The power company said Fortnite is responsible for the safety of its players. In case you’re wondering, it’s no joke: Climbing utility poles and the like can kill you.Neither the Israel Electricity nor Epic Games, the creators of Fortnite, immediately responded to requests for comment.  Fortnite’s Epic spectacular at E3 2019 Tags Comments Gaming Video Games 6:20 Now playing: Watch this:center_img 5 16 Photos Share your voice Fortnite How Fortnite, AR and YouTube influence toyslast_img read more

Apples iPhone 4S Announcement Disappoints

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Apple’s unveiling of its newest iPhone on Tuesday disappointed some who were looking for a major technology upgrade for the device. The chief hardware innovations of the iPhone 4S (not the iPhone 5 some were expecting) are its voice-command capability and better camera — not exactly market-changing improvements.While those are helpful advances for those who use Apple’s smartphone in the field, most business users will likely see more of an impact from changes to the iPhone’s wireless service availability, and from new prices across the entire iPhone line.The iPhone 4S has a smarter processor that allows it to be used on a wider variety of networks, including that of Sprint Nextel, which will sell and host an iPhone on its network for the first time. Apple says the iPhone 4S will be available for use by networks in 70 countries by the end of the year – what it called its fastest global rollout for any iPhone version. min read That’s a plus for business users who travel overseas and want to use their favorite apps while there. And obviously, entrepreneurs who have a Sprint account can now use the iPhone to boost productivity without having to change providers.Still, most of the iPhone’s most-advanced features are not much use in countries such as India, which have been slow to roll out the kind of high-speed networks those features need. This is partly why Apple has only a tiny fraction of the market in India, which according to data researcher IDC has the world’s second-most wireless subscribers, with more than 600 million.For small business owners in the U.S., Apple’s new pricing scheme is worth noting, as it makes older models available at either nominal prices or, in the case of the iPhone 3GS, free.The new iPhone 4S is priced beginning at $199 for a 16-Gigabyte version, which is plenty except for those who like to put a lot of songs and video on their phones. A 32-Gigabyte version will cost $299 at introduction, and a 64-Gb version, $399.Meanwhile, the older iPhone 4, with 8 Gigabytes of storage, will be priced at just $99 if you sign up for a two-year contract with Sprint, AT&T, Verizon Wireless, or any other provider who sells the device. Even better for those who don’t want to pay for the leading edge of Apple technology, an even older model, the iPhone 3GS, will come free with a two-year contract.The pricing moves are a strong argument to not buy the most recent iPhone version but instead choose an older model, as I did in August when I purchased an iPhone 3GS for $49 plus tax. The device has already boosted my productivity, even though I’m an independent contractor who uses it primarily to email, call and surf the web.Even more gains are being realized by businesses who regularly use a broader range of apps, such as Evernote (to get organized), Square (to accept payments) and Print n Share (for on-the-go printing).Apple’s new voice-activated personal assistant software, called Siri, may yet turn out to be a hit among mobile users. For now though, if you’ve been waiting to try the iPhone platform, Apple just provided some inexpensive ways to do so – just not with its newest phone.The iPhone 4S will be available Oct. 14 in the U.S.Will you buy an iPhone 4S? Share your comments below. How Success Happenscenter_img Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. October 4, 2011 Listen Nowlast_img read more

Exploring the Patong Beach in Phuket

first_imgPatong is a beach resort town on the west coast of Phuket Island, in the southwest of Thailand. It is the main tourist resort on the island and is the center of Phuket’s nightlife and shopping.Source: Expedialast_img

Rubbing shoulders with royalty the Lusignan connection

first_imgIt’s a common enough dream. A DNA test or long-hidden, ancient documents prove that little old you are descended from a famous historical family.Philippe Roux de Lusignan is no exception. He is convinced he’s descended from the Lusignans, a branch of a French noble family who ruled Cyprus – and sometimes Jerusalem and Armenia – between 1192 and 1489.It’s well known they were a rum bunch – regicide among family members was scarily common, and they certainly weren’t nice to those they ruled – but they were royalty, and we’ve had none since.Paris-based Roux de Lusignan and his wife were in northern Nicosia at a recent event hosted by Turkish Cypriot art enthusiast Tevfik Aytekin who is working on the Turkish translation of the book by French art-historian Camille Enlart, ‘L’ Art Gothique et la Renaissance en Chypre’, published in 1899.Aytekin said he would be working on the project with Roux de Lusignan among others.As one would expect from a member of a ‘noble family’, etiquette seems important to Roux de Lusignan. Each time he was introduced to a woman in the room, he bowed as if to symbolically bestow a courtly kiss on the hand. I was no exception.The “prince” as several people at the event addressed him said he and his wife had visited the Cyprus several times, both the north and south of the island. The couple said they were amazed by the progress they witnessed over the years on the restoration of the famous Gothic buildings constructed by the Lusignan kings around the island.Saint Hilarion, one of many castles the Lusignans made their own“When we first came to the island in 1981 everything was broken, in a horrible state. When we came back, we were surprised to see there had been restorations,” Madame de Lusignan told the Sunday Mail. She said she liked the fact they were being preserved for the next generations.“I came 10 years ago with the Louvre to make a documentary on the Lusignans in Nicosia, Famagusta and Kyrenia,” Roux de Lusignan said.He and his wife both love to visit St Hilarion castle in Kyrenia. “Every time we come, we find a lot of new things to discover,” he added.Along with St Hilarion castle, Kyrenia, Paphos, Kantara, Buffavento and Kolossi castles are all associated with the Lusignans as are the Gothic glories of Ayia Sophia in Nicosia and Ayios Nikolaos in Famagusta.Naturally, the lineage issue came up during the gathering. One of the attendees asked if the Roux de Lusignans knew a Turkish Cypriot man who goes by the name of Mehmet Sevki Lusignan. He ran as an independent candidate in 1975 in the Turkish Cypriot general elections.At this point, I was tempted to mention the green-eyed, fairish-haired Polis bar owner with an eye for the ladies I met years ago. He too claimed to be descended from the Lusignans. I kept quiet.“We found there are many people claiming they are descendants of the Lusignans,” the guest responded.Roux de Lusignan said that he often asked people bearing the same name to show documentation that they are descendants of the noble family but they could not produce any. “But we have the documents,” his wife said.The couple now live in Paris, but his family used to live in Istanbul until World War I. His grandfather moved to France when the Ottoman Empire entered the war on the side of Germany and the family fled because they were French, according to Madame de Lusignan.“When his grandfather left Turkey, he brought along two pieces of luggage one with the documents, the other with the family jewels,” she said.The couple said their Lusignan family tree could be traced through the records of the Catholic Church as it holds all of the records on births, baptisms, marriages and deaths.Romantic portrait of Guy, the first Lusignan king of Cyprus, by François-Edouard Picot, c. 1843.But the surprise was that Roux de Lusignan, who was the first in his family to be born in France, had a Greek grandmother, a “Stambouliote”, he said, and he speaks a bit of Greek. “H yiayia mou itan Ellinida (My grandmother was Greek)” he said in a broken accent.His grandparents used to live in Haydarpasha in Istanbul before moving to France.“Our children called their grandparents as ‘yiayia’ and ‘pappou’,” his wife said.The couple did not elaborate further on their lineage.A search online yielded a post on an event commemorating the Armenian genocide in 2013 in France was attended by Philippe Roux de Lusignan. There he paid tribute to his ancestor, Leo V the last King of the Armenian kingdom of Cilicia, according to the post.Leon V, was a member of the Cypriot branch of the Lusignan family – those Lusignans got around – who was crowned in September 1374 but lost his kingdom barely one year later when the Mamluks took over Sis, the capital of Cilicia.His title was then passed to his distant cousin, James I, the Lusignan who ruled Cyprus at the time and became King of Jerusalem, Cyprus and Armenia.So is Philippe Roux de Lusignan a descendant of that bickering family who spent centuries squabbling over their various thrones? I wish I had the resources to check the Catholic church’s records and let you know.But I did speak to a well-known mediaeval Cyprus history expert. Unfortunately, she did not want to be named. She said that the last descendant of the Lusignans is a man now living in the US.Not another one. 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