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Akhilesh terms ST students suicide as murder of Constitution

first_imgLucknow: Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav has said that the death of Payal Salman Tadvi, a medical student in Mumbai, was actually “a murder of the constitutional protection given to the Scheduled Tribes”. Payal Tadvi belonged to the Scheduled Tribe community and was a victim of casteist slur. Akhilesh Yadav tweeted that the “suicide of the brilliant Dr Payal Tadvi belonging to the Scheduled Tribal community is a result of comments against her caste and the reservation system. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twist “This is a case of murder. It is a murder of the protection given by the Constitution. Is this the direction the country is heading towards?” Payal Tadvi, 23, was a postgraduate student at the Nair Hospital in Mumbai. She allegedly committed suicide on May 22 following harassment at the hands of three senior doctors. The Maharashtra State Commission for Women has issued a notice to Dean of the BYL Nair Hospital, seeking a report on the action taken in the case. Also Read – India receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France Her mother Abeda Tadvi had alleged that three senior doctors — Hema Ahuja, Bhakti Mehar, and Ankita Khandilwal — persistently tortured her daughter, which resulted in her taking the extreme step. “My daughter told me on phone several times that these three senior doctors would torture her because she belonged to a tribal community. They would use casteist words against her. All we want is justice for my daughter,” she told a news agency. The BYL Nair Hospital administration has now formed an anti-ragging committee to probe into the suicide. The Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) has suspended the three doctors. The accused doctors, on Monday, wrote to the association urging to ensure ‘fair’ probe into the issue.last_img read more

Oscar De La Hoya Helps Honor Teachers At Sixth Annual Golden Dot

first_imgBoxing legend, Olympic Gold Medalist and 10-time world champion in six different weight classes Oscar De La Hoya gave the keynote Green Dot Public School’s Sixth Annual Golden Dot Awards on Saturday, May 5 at the California Science Center in recognition of the organization’s most outstanding teachers and staff from the last year.The Golden Dot Awards represent Green Dot’s annual teacher and staff appreciation event recognizing Principal of the Year; Teacher of the Year; Rising Star Teacher of the Year. Green Dot teachers, staff and administrators serve more than 15,000 students across the country each year.De La Hoya has been involved with Green Dot’s commitment to excellence in public school education since 2003 when the Oscar De La Hoya Animo Charter High School opened in Boyle Heights. The school bearing the boxing legend’s name was among the first five charter schools Green Dot opened with the goal to provide enhanced learning opportunities for young people in disadvantaged communities.The Oscar De La Hoya Animo Charter High School was the first public high school to be built in Boyle Heights in 80 years. Today, the Oscar De La Hoya Animo Charter High School is one of the top performing high schools in the country, thanks to the dedication of Green Dot’s excellent teachers, administrators and staff.“I’ve witnessed firsthand the difference Green Dot educators make through their devoted commitment to our students at the Oscar De La Hoya Animo Charter High School, not far from the neighborhood where I grew up,” De La Hoya remarked at Saturday’s event. “The level of dedication that Green Dot teachers, administrators and staff bring to their schools every day is truly inspiring. I’m in awe of the work they do and so thankful they are guiding the leaders of tomorrow and showing them what it looks like to work hard and succeed.”Green Dot Public Schools’ Golden Dot Awards recognizes educators and staff who are transforming the landscape of public education. Golden Dot Awards (aka “The Dotties”) are given to staff who exemplify Green Dot’s Core Values. As a result of the dedicated work of the entire team and their commitment to excellence in education, Green Dot graduated more than 1,600 students last year, the most of any charter management organization in the country, for the fourth year in a row.For more information, click here.last_img read more

Morocco’s Driss Sekkat wins 2014 CINE Special Jury Award

Fez – Moroccan-American media producer Driss Sekkat has recently been honored with the 2014 CINE Special Jury Award for his television show Street Pulse.The documentary style show won the 2014 CINE Special Jury Award for best investigative reporting in the televised news division. “As a Moroccan, it gives me great pride to be recognized alongside some of the greatest names in the television industry,” Sekkat said.This is not the first time Street Pulse has been honored by the Council on International Nontheatrical Events (CINE). The show also received the 2013 CINE Golden Eagle Award, in the category of investigative documentary. “I am truly humbled to be recognized by the CINE Special Jury Award.  This award goes to our remarkable team behind the scenes,” Sekkat stated. Sekkat and his Cairo-based team produce the documentary to highlight social and political issues in Egypt. Each episode of the show examines cultural hot button topics such as “the impact of the internet on political and social change, human trafficking and sexual harassment, refugees and the food crisis,” Sekkat said.The award-winning show put the spotlight on the poor working conditions of quarry workers. “The Street Pulse episode showed how adults and child laborers risk serious injury or death from rock cutting machines, respiratory ailments from stone dust, and intense heat in order to support their families,” Sekkat stated.Sekkat worked as the senior supervising producer on Street Pulse for US-based, Arabic language channel, Alhurra Television. “I am grateful we are able produce powerful stories that connect with the audience. The feedback has been fantastic since the launch of the show a few years ago,” Sekkat continued.The Moroccan producer recently returned from another trip to Cairo, where he plans to continue producing hard-hitting documentaries that shed light on Egyptian social issues. “This gives me a great amount of motivation to continue working hard and to produce stories that have a real impact on people’s lives,” Sekkat said.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed read more

Unions, senator file 3rd lame-duck lawsuit in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. — A coalition of labour unions and a Democratic lawmaker filed another lawsuit Monday challenging measures Wisconsin Republicans approved in a lame-duck session, alleging in part that the new laws illegally weaken the governor and attorney general while placing an “incalculable” financial burden on taxpayers.GOP legislators passed a sweeping package of legislation in December to weaken new Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul, both Democrats. The measure prohibits Evers from withdrawing from lawsuits, a move designed to block him from pulling Wisconsin out of a multistate lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act. Other key provisions in the bill force Kaul to get approval from the Legislature’s budget committee before settling lawsuits, allow lawmakers to intervene in lawsuits and restrict early-voting hours.Liberal-leaning groups including the League of Women voters filed a lawsuit in Dane County court last month challenging the laws, arguing Republicans convened illegally to adopt the legislation. Liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now challenged the early voting restrictions in federal court last month and convinced U.S. District Judge James Peterson to block them.Now comes a third lawsuit. Five unions, including the Service Employees International Union and the Wisconsin chapter of the American Federal of Teachers, and their members along with state Sen. Janet Bewley filed the action in Dane County court. The lawsuit brands the lame-duck laws “an assault on the will of the voters and an unprecedented ‘power grab.’”The lawsuit alleges the new statutes violate the Wisconsin Constitution’s separation of powers doctrine, which divides government into executive, legislative and judiciary branches. The laws essentially steal power form the executive branch and transfers it to the legislative branch, the lawsuit contends, creating confusion about the state’s position in key litigation. The lawsuit points out that Evers tried to order Kaul in his State of the State address last month to withdraw from the ACA lawsuit only to have Kaul say he can’t without legislative approval. Republicans haven’t responded.“It is particularly troubling that the extraordinary legislation imposes extra hurdles on the Attorney General and the Governor in situations where they wish to take the position that a given law is unconstitutional,” the lawsuit said. “This prevents the Executive Branch from fulfilling its key role as an independent, democratically accountable check on the Legislature should the Legislature pass an unconstitutional law.”The filing also takes issue with requirements that by July 1 state agencies take down all public communications explaining how they’re interpreting laws, unless they send all the publications through a new process that includes a public comment period. The lawsuit alleges that means vast numbers of basic government communications could disappear, including employer handbooks on unemployment benefits, Division of Motor Vehicles bulletins about driver’s license exams and Department of Children and Families forms laying out eligibility requirements for child support.The filing also alleges the laws could mean higher legal bills for the state since lawmakers can now insert themselves in lawsuits using private attorneys. It notes that Assembly Speaker Robin Vos recently released a contract showing taxpayers are paying at least $840,000 to defend Republican lawmakers in a federal redistricting lawsuit and plan to hire private attorneys at taxpayer expense to defend the lame-duck laws against the League of Women Voters.“The financial burden that will be imposed on Wisconsin taxpayers as a result of this chaos and inefficiency is incalculable,” the lawsuit alleges.The lawsuit concludes with an argument that the budget committee lacks the power to decide whether to settle a lawsuit because the 16-member panel doesn’t have enough members to constitute a majority of the Senate or Assembly.___Follow Todd Richmond on Twitter at https://twitter.com/trichmond1Todd Richmond, The Associated Press read more

CEP voices opposition to BellAstral deal at CRTC hearing

MONTREAL — One of Canada’s largest media unions is sounding the alarm over Bell’s $3.4-billion deal to buy Montreal’s Astral Media, which would add to the telecom company’s extensive radio and television business.The CRTC is in its third day of hearings into whether the telecom giant should be allowed to forge a deal that would make it even larger.Apart from chilling diversity and neutering competition, concentrated media ownership has reduced employment opportunities in content creatioBell already owns the CTV television network and former Chum radio group as well as their extensive list of specialty television channels and Bell Canada, the country’s largest telecom company.The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada told the federal regulator on Wednesday that media concentration in Canada has had troubling consequences.“Apart from chilling diversity and neutering competition, concentrated media ownership has reduced employment opportunities in content creation,” said union vice-president Peter Murdoch.“This is why CEP opposes this application.”[np-related]He added that if the CRTC does approve the deal it should ensure that Bell strengthens original, local broadcast news.“You could approve it, however, if the evidence presented to you establishes that it will clearly, significantly and unequivocally benefit Canadians and the broadcasting system, and if its benefits offset the extremely serious concerns it has raised — especially for news and particularly local news.”Murdoch says the CRTC should require Bell to spend $43.5-million on radio and TV news production. The union also says that since 2008, CTV has cut its TV staff by 24%, including 233 people since BCE acquired CTV in 2000. Astral has cut its radio news spending by eight per cent since 2008, Murdoch added.Major telecom players Rogers and Telus and cable provider Cogeco were scheduled to give testimony later Wednesday.Rogers says it is opposed to the deal unless the CRTC orders Bell to divest of some of its English language TV services. Like BCE, Rogers has extensive media and telecom businesses that compete in several major markets, particularly in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.A few years ago, Rogers was able to acquire several Citytv conventional television stations — including its flagship station in Toronto — that BCE had wanted when it bought Chum Ltd. several years ago. The CRTC ruled that BCE would have to divest the Citytv stations in order to get approval for the larger Chum deal.Quebecor Inc., telecom company Telus and cable provider Cogeco are also against the deal, saying Bell will own too much of the marketCogeco and Telus have already voiced concern about the deal, which they say would give Bell too much control over the country’s broadcasting landscape.Bell has said the acquisition of the Astral media assets will provide more competition in Quebec’s French-language market, which is dominated by Quebecor. It says that with the acquisition of Astral, it will own 33.5% of the English language TV viewing market and 24.4% of the French-language market.The deal aims to create a media powerhouse that’s poised to take on rivals in providing digital content to consumers through online services and mobile devices like smartphones and tablet computers.The ACTRA union, which represents performers across Canada, supported the deal — with conditions. Union president Ferne Downey said ACTRA is relying on the CRTC to make sure Bell doesn’t own more than 35% of the English market so that strong, competitive Canadian media companies can continue to emerge.“If you do that, we are prepared to support this transaction,” she said. “But not without hesitation.”The Canadian Press read more

Dont use dyslexia as an excuse judge tells bully businessman in divorce

first_imgThe woman had discovered her husband was having an affair with his personal assistant more than 15 years ago, the judge said, but had not filed for divorce until 2015.He criticised the couple’s behaviour, saying they had run up “horrific” legal bills of more than £1 million between them, and told of a “truly terrible level of acrimony”.Mr Justice Moor said the “basic premise” of the woman’s evidence was that “she knew nothing”, but said he could not accept that “total denial”.While the husband, he said, was an “unattractive witness”.”At times, he appeared to me to be attempting to bully the court by his aggressive approach.”At others, when the going got tough, he tried to fall back on his dyslexia and Asperger’s.”The judge added: “It was quite clear to me that he is a very intelligent and clever man.”I, of course, accept his dyslexia but Albert Einstein was dyslexic.Mr Justice Moor said he had grappled with complicated family financial arrangements, and made a number of detailed decisions about the division of money.He said the couple’s marital home should be sold and the profits – expected to be about £1 million – handed to the woman. A businessman embroiled in a bitter divorce case with his estranged wife has been criticised by a judge for using his dyslexia as an excuse, telling him “even Einstein had dyslexia”.Mr Justice Moor said the man had attempted to “bully the court” at times and had fallen back on his Asperger’s and dyslexia when the going got tough.He made his criticisms in a ruling on a private trial at the Family Division of the High Court in Cardiff in October.The couple, both 59, who the judge ruled could not be identified, shared a home in Cardiff and have been married for nearly 30 years. Credit:AFP/Getty high court Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Assmang Black Rock expands training capabilities with CYBERMINE bolter simulator

first_imgAssmang’s Black Rock manganese operation in the remote Northern Cape province of South Africa is expanding its training simulation capacity to increase safety and productivity levels. Black Rock’s training team recently completed factory acceptance testing of their new CYBERMINE simulator for an Atlas Copco 235-H bolter at global training simulator provider ThoroughTec Simulation.“We have a big need for operators that know how to use this bolter safely and efficiently,” says Gideon Hayward, HRD Manager at Black Rock Mine Operations. “Operators of the 235 need to know how to support the hanging walls correctly to prevent potentially fatal rock falls.” Black Rock has seen a reduction in Lost Time Injuries (LTI) since moving over to the advanced 235-H bolter, of which they have around 20 in their fleet across their Gloria and Nchwaning 2 and 3 mines. Now they want to use their latest CYBERMINE high fidelity simulator to improve upon these safety and efficiency levels in a cost effective way. Black Rock now boasts five CYBERMINE simulators across a range of underground equipment, including complex drill rigs, scalers, ADTs and LHDs.Safer, more advanced equipment is only as good as the operator. “We need to ensure that our operators follow correct operating procedures when handling the equipment and by using the simulator we are able to achieve that,” says Hayward. The simulator will monitor functions such as colliding the boom with the face, drilling without flushing, inserting the incorrect amount of resin and score the operator on their performance.  “It costs nothing to damage the machine during a simulation exercise,” says Willie Koekemoer, Black Rock’s Training Facilitator. “It’s a cheaper environment to make mistakes.” For example, damage to certain components on the bolter can cost tens of thousands of rands a day and it also means the bolter is taken out of operation. “We obviously want to prevent this from happening, so we’ll use the simulator to show the operators where they’re going wrong without using an actual bolter and it’s in a safe environment,” says Koekemoer. New bolter operators at Black Rock will be required to use the simulator extensively before going underground. “There will also be annual refresher training for every operator,” says Hayward.ThoroughTec’s CYBERMINE simulator system is now in its fourth generation. Every mining simulator features a simulated cab, a highly realistic replica of the actual mining equipment, with fully functional simulated instruments and controls. The replicated cab is mounted on a motion platform capable of imparting up to six degrees of freedom and is surrounded by a full 360° panoramic, high-resolution projection display system with surround sound audio. Control of all aspects of training and evaluation is exercised in real time from an advanced instructor station.last_img read more

Outstanding results from ore sorting trials

first_imgMiddle Island Resources Ltd has received positive results from preliminary ore sorting test work conducted on drill core from the Two Mile Hill tonalite deeps deposit at its 100% owned Sandstone gold project in Western Australia. Positive ore sorting test work campaign has demonstrated Two Mile Hill Tonalite Deeps deposit is amenable to pre-concentration sorting, with a high selectivity of gold mineralisation using X-ray and optical sensors.Scoping level test work indicates that sorting can deliver a 185%-257% increase in grade with gold recoveries in excess of 93%Up to 64% of the sorter feed material may be rejected delivering significant benefits, including reduced haulage and process operating costs, and tailings disposal and water requirementsPOW lodged to provide PQ diameter diamond core for more definitive test work on larger composite samplesMultistage XRT/colour/laser sorting being scheduled to qualify the positive results received from initial test workValidation would likely lead to a significant positive impact on project economicsTwo Mile Hill tonalite deeps deposit is located 4 km north of the company’s 600,000t/y Sandstone gold processing plant and comprises an Exploration Target of 24 Mt to 34 Mt at 1.1g/t to 1.4g/t AuThe indicative ore sorting results will be incorporated into an underground mining concept study to be prepared during the March quarter.An ore sorting study was initiated following encouraging mineralogical assessment on ore sourced from the Two Mile Hill deeps deposi. The aims of the test work were to determine if a mill feed upgrade was achievable and the optimum processing route to do so.Continuous intervals of quarter NQ2 core from four selected holes were compiled by Middle Island for sorting trials completed by Tomra (Sydney) and Steinert (Perth). The selection process for test work intervals did not apply an upper cut-off grade, with the drilled composite grade averaging 3.44g/t Au based on 50 g fire assay analyses.The drill core was combined and then lightly jaw crushed (-30mm/+10mm) to produce a suitable feed size for sorting. The -10mm material (fines) is deemed mill feed.Screening, sampling and assaying on the Tomra sorting products was undertaken by Australian Laboratory Services (ALS) in Perth. Sample splits for the Tomra gold assays were undertaken on +10mm products, as the material was subsequently re-combined for the following Steinert sorting trials. Sampling and assays on the Steinert sorting products were undertaken by the Nagrom metallurgical laboratory in Perth. The Steinert products were crushed to -2mm before 1kg sub-samples were split for gold analysis.With one exception, all product and reject gold analyses involved 1 kg bottle rolls with AAS readings and residue assays.last_img read more

Brikama Area Council to Invite Protesters

first_imgBy Louise JobeThe Director of Administration and Public Relation Officer of the Brikama Area Council, Ebrima Sawaneh, on Thursday said the council will invite the youth-led group called ‘occupyBAC’ for a dialogue to look into their demands.The group that identified itself as ‘occupy BAC’ demanded for better social service to the people of their region such as good roads, standard market facilities,  proper waste collection system, good drainage amenities and proper utilization of the council rates and taxes for the development of the region.The protest, according to the demonstrators, was prearranged to manifest their dissatisfaction over what they called the poor management of the Brikama Area Council. They said the Council has failed to provide the area with good roads, standard markets and garbage collection system. In addition, the protesters said the people of the Region pay rates to council and yet they do not realize the benefit of being tax compliant. They also said the region has a poor drainage system as well. According to the protesters, the authorities are not sensitive to the plight of vendors.PRO Sawaneh told Foroyaa the council will invite the demonstrators for a dialogue in which some of the things stated in their petition as concerned youths of the West Coast Region, would be clarified by the council management. He added they would tell the youths the limits of the council and its responsibilities because some of the demands are not within their mandate as a council.“We have received their petition and we have looked at it, in fact, we are going to invite them and tell them that the demands written on their document such as good roads, electricity among others are not the responsibilities of the council; perhaps they do not understand that some of those things do not lie on the area councils,” the BAC PRO said.He said he did not blame them maybe they do not know what the responsibilities and functions of the council are.“Some of the things stated in their demand are not the council’s duties,” he said.He added the CEO of the council is going to invite them and tell them what is the responsibilities of the Brikama Area Council are.He said the council is currently facing difficulties in terms of provision of some social services to the people of the Region because taxes levied on sand mining, car park fee, cattle tax and billboard fee are collected by the Central Government and the National Revenue Authority respectively.last_img read more

Review Spain – Croatia

first_imgSpain demolished Croatia 6-0 in Elche. Rodrigo, Isco, Sergio Ramos, Marco Asensio and Saul all wrote their names on the score sheet in Croatia’s worst ever defeat in international football. Spain starting lineup David de Gea, Dani Carvajal, Nacho, Sergio Ramos, Jose Luis Gaya, Sergio Busquets, Saul Niguez, Dani Ceballos, Isco, Marco Asensio, Rodrigo Croatia starting lineup Lovre Kalinic, Josip Pivaric, Domagoj Vida, Matej Mitrovic, Sime Vrsaljko, Marcelo Brozovic, Ivan Rakitic, Mateo Kovacic, Luka Modric, Ivan Perisic, Ivan SantiniIn the 5th minute, de Gea and his defenders made a mess of a simple situation with some unnecessarily risky passes. Ivan Rakitic stole the ball and fired a shot which went by like a bullet past the far post. Spain got lucky. A couple of minutes later, Perisic was caught napping on the defensive end, putting the opposition in a goalscoring position. Dani Carvajal got behind him and inside the penalty area, but his attempt at finding Rodrigo was blocked by Mitrovic. Ivan Santini had a great goalscoring opportunity of his own when he was left unmarked by Spain’s defense. He got at the end of a Sime Vrsaljko cross, but missed the net by centimeters.Saul’s second goal in the space of four days opened the scoring in the 23rd minute. The goal was fairly simple. A long ball to Carvajal, who crossed it with the outside part of his foot. Saul Niguez flew in from midfield and headed the ball home to give Spain a 1-0 lead.Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid join forces, as Dani Carvajal tees up Saul Niguez for the perfect header. Spain leads World Cup finalist Croatia in the #NationsLeague early on (via @UnivisionSports) pic.twitter.com/7oFCcXmHi1— Planet Fútbol (@si_soccer) September 11, 2018Ten minutes later, Marco Asensio scored a spectacular first goal wearing Spain’s shirt. He just blasted the ball from over 20 meters out, beating an unprepared Lovre Kalinic and gave his side a 2-0 advantage.BOOOM | Marco Asensio ! ?#SPACRO 2️⃣-0️⃣ pic.twitter.com/xnWjvZMWRA— Eleven Sports BE (@ElevenBE_fr) September 11, 2018Two minutes later, he did it again. He received a ball at the right flank, where he was all alone. Asensio came on to his stronger left foot, aimed the ball towards goal and struck another thunderbolt which ricochetted off the bar, off Kalinic’s back and into the net. 3-0 Spain. Remarkable.2 goals in 2 minutes for Spain! ⏰It may go down as an own-goal, but what an effort from Marco Asensio to make it 3-0…???Watch live on Sky Sports PL now!Follow: https://t.co/clJVVjgKuU pic.twitter.com/nMeE2aLFpF— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) September 11, 2018Rodrigo had a header go wide right before the half-time whistle sounded. Croatia had a couple of chances which if used would’ve changed the entire complexity of the contest. They weren’t, and Luis Enrique’s team took full advantage. The acres of space left on the flanks didn’t do any service to Dalic’s men either.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Five minutes into the second period, Rodrigo extended Spain’s lead to 4-0. He ran away from Domagoj Vida, avoiding an offside trap in the process, and was found with a neat pass by Marco Asensio. Rodrigo then routinely beat the goalkeeper in a one-on-one situation, putting the ball through his legs. Zlatko Dalic was sitting on the bench in despair.The future is bright for Spain! ???It looks like they are back on the international scene with a bang as they lead World Cup finalists Croatia 4-0! ?Watch live on Sky Sports PL now!Follow: https://t.co/clJVVjgKuU pic.twitter.com/axdxVvbvj0— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) September 11, 2018Things only got worse when Sergio Ramos was left alone during a corner kick and bowed down to make it 5-0.#NationsLeague??? España 5-0 Croacia ??¡Goooool de España!Apareció sin marca Sergio Ramos para hacer el quinto de La Roja. pic.twitter.com/0WIimZaPpK— Nación Deportes (@naciondeportes_) September 11, 2018It was getting to the point where Croatia’s players just wanted for the match to be over sooner and catch a flight back home. Rodri replaced Busquets after Ramos’ goal. Marko Pjaca for Marcelo Brozovic and Thiago Alcantara for Saul Niguez, who left the pitch under a standing ovation from his hometown crowd in Elche, were the next two changes. Spain weren’t about to slow down. In the 70th minute, Isco made it 6-0. Asensio found him inside the box, the Real Madrid man made a dummy move to fool Vida and shot the ball in the opposite corner.Sensational touch and finish from Isco ?? pic.twitter.com/M74BNcu6nL— FootyStats (@FootyStats_org) September 11, 2018After the goal, Marko Livaja came in for Ivan Santini. The final substitution for Luis Enrique was Cesar Azpilicueta for Dani Carvajal. In the 85th minute, Rodrigo broke away from Vida again and nearly scored his second goal of the contest. Vida managed to block the striker’s left-footed effort with his backheel. Moments later, Isco had a chance for a second as well. Spain came perilously close to goal number seven in the 90th minute, when Vida’s deflection came onto the foot of Thiago Alcantara, whose powerful shot was saved by Kalinic. On the rebound, Rodrigo redirected the ball towards goal with an overhead kick. Ceballos got a touch on it, but didn’t find the net.After three minutes of injury time, the referee put an end to Croatia’s worst ever defeat in international football.last_img read more

Two eclipses will be visible locally in October

first_imgTwo October eclipses will give local sky-watchers a reason to get up early in the morning, as well as something to enjoy during an afternoon coffee break.A total lunar eclipse on Wednesday, Oct. 8, and a partial solar eclipse on Oct. 23 will be visible in the Portland-Vancouver area, science educator Jim Todd said.The lunar eclipse will begin at 2:14 a.m. Oct. 8 when the Earth’s shadow takes a small bite out of the left edge of the moon, said Todd, director of space science education at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.The partial eclipse ends and totality begins at 3:27 a.m.; the point of the greatest eclipse occurs at 3:55 a.m. The eclipse’s total phase will last for 58 minutes. For almost an hour, the only light hitting the moon will be the reddish glow from all of Earth’s sunrises and sunsets. The total lunar eclipse ends at 4:25 a.m. and the partial eclipse ends at 5:32 a.m.Fifteen days later, on the afternoon of Oct. 23, the new moon will pass in front of the sun. The solar eclipse begins in the Portland-Vancouver at 1:37 p.m. when the moon makes first contact with the sun. The maximum eclipse is at 3:02 p.m., when the moon covers 61 percent of the sun’s diameter. The partial eclipse will end at 4:23 p.m.last_img read more

India wont play Davis Cup fixture in Pakistan due to revocation of

first_imgIANSThe All India Tennis Association (AITA) has reportedly planned to write a letter to the International Tennis Federation (ITF) to shift India’s Davis Cup fixture against Pakistan from Islamabad to a neutral venue due to the political tensions after India’s revocation of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir. The Asia/Oceania zone Davis Cup tie is slated to be played on September 14-15.The Indian Davis Cup team has not gone to Pakistan since 1964. The tie 55 years ago was played in Lahore which India won 4-0. The Indian team were scheduled to visit the neighbouring country again but the recent political tensions have raised a question mark regarding the safety of the players.As reported by the DNA, a senior official of the AITA mentioned that they are going to send a letter in a day or so, in regards to the matter. The official mentioned that the AITA is hopeful that the ITF will accept the request and further added that the situation has become worse after Pakistan ordered India’s ambassador to leave.”We are hopeful that our request in this regard will be accepted on the simple ground that no team in recent times has played in Pakistan. The situation has become even worse after Islamabad expelled India’s ambassador and suspended trade ties,” the official told DNA.The official also mentioned that there is a question mark regarding the issue of obtaining visas from Pakistan. He added that in case of serious security threats, the ITF has always taken the correct decision.”There is also a question mark over obtaining visas from Pakistan. Even if we get visas on time, what about the security?” the official said.”Security parameters are set by the ITF. In the face of serious security threats in a country, ITF has always taken a proper decision and shifted many ties to safer places,” the person added.AITA is going to quote the security parameters to the ITF when they make the request for avoiding any penalties. Earlier, penalties have been imposed on countries for refusing to travel to the scheduled venue. The Hong Kong tennis board was fined $10K by the ITF as they refused to travel to Pakistan in 2017.last_img read more

The PS Vita will be regionfree

first_imgWhen cornered on the topic in a press conference for European and Australian journalists, a Sony executive revealed that the PS Vita will be region-free, meaning games released for any locale in the world will be playable in a PS Vita sold anywhere else in the world. Michael Denny, Vice President of Sony Worldwide Studios Europe, said that “to the best of his knowledge” the PS Vita would not be region locked, which leaves room to backtrack, but we’re hoping that’s the final word.After all, the Nintendo 3DS has come under fire for its intrusive terms of service and the fact that it’s region-locked, meaning games released in Japan must be played on a Japanese 3DS and American releases played on a Region 1 3DS. This locks out players around the world from importing and enjoying games released in other regions.Game developers and studios say that region locking is required to control the release of games around the globe, so a game isn’t released in one location and then pirated and trafficked to other parts of the world. Most gamers disagree entirely, and claim that region locking actually encourages piracy because it denies willing buyers the games they want to play – instead, they have to import an entire console as well as the title they want.If the PS Vita is region-free, it’ll make historical sense: after all, the PlayStation 3 is region-free as well, and gamers anywhere in the world can import PS3 games and play them on their home consoles. Most gamers have responded positively to the news, since it means the doors are open to a world of small and independent titles only released in specific markets. It also means that gamers can buy games when traveling, or get a hold of a title only released overseas.via IGNlast_img read more

From the coast of Italy

first_imgWould it not be nice to have an authentic slice of Italy in your mundane life in the Capital? Sorrento, the award-winning Italian restaurant at Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel, is offering its patrons an authentic Italian experience titled ‘Barefoot in the Sand’, a handcrafted menu of the signature dishes of Michelin Star Chef Riccardo Sculli. Having long been captivated and driven by the flavours of the pristine waters and the sandy beaches of the Ionian coast, the richly evocative menu enthrals for style, taste and the very quality of the raw materials itself. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfA special a-la-carte menu has been curated for lunch, featuring some of Chef Riccardo’s signature dishes such as – Carpaccio di Aragosta e verdure (Lobster carpaccio with seasonal salad and tomato gelè) and Risotto allo zafferano con mud granchio e ribes rosso (Saffron risotto, mud crab and red currants). For dinner, a special degustation menu has been designed by Chef Riccardo, starring culinary masterpieces such as Costoletta di agnello con carciofi e liquirizia (Rack of lamb with artichokes and liquorice) and Pollo ruspante con peperoni e arancia (Free-range chicken with peppers and orange). Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveKeeping in line with the traditions and rich culinary heritage of Calabria, some of Sorrento’s best wine selection have been paired with the stunning menu which is on till today.Chef Riccardo Sculli has especially flown down to curate this experience for the culinary enthusiasts of Delhi. He is the first chef from the Reggio Calabria province to have received a Michelin star, and is currently the head chef at Ristorante Gamberro Rosso, Marina di Gioiosa Jonica RC, Italy. Chef Riccardo is on a perpetual quest to keep educating himself about the extensive gastronomic legacy of Calabria, and to pay homage to this legacy through meticulously prepared and skillfully presented dishes.last_img read more

Metals Metal Manufactured Products Market Top Competitive Players Industry

first_imgMetals & metal manufactured products are the most valuable commodities, which are employed in a wide range of industries such as construction, aviation & automobile, electrical & electronics, jewelries, and others. Various metals are extracted via mining from their particular ores present in the earth’s crust and can be categorized into ferrous and nonferrous metals based on their iron composition. Metals are further processed via casting, forming, or joining methods to form metal manufactured products such as wire & cable, jewelry & ornaments, bars, sheets, rolls, pipes, fixtures & fittings, rebar, molded components, and others. The report segments the global metal & metal manufactured products market based on metal type, product, and geography. By metal type, the market is categorized into aluminum, beryllium, bismuth, cadmium, cerium, chromium, cobalt, gold, indium, iron, lead, lithium, magnesium, manganese, mercury, and molybdenum. On the basis of metal manufactured product type, it is fragmented into wires & cables, jewelry & ornaments, electrical & electronics, bars, sheets, rolls, pipe fixture & fittings, pipes, molded components, rebar, and others. Geographically, it is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. Get a discount on this research report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/2263428?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=Anil Conversely, rise in demand for metals in emerging economies and increase in use of recycled metal & related products are the factors representing great opportunities for the growth of the market. KEY BENEFITS FOR STAKEHOLDERS• This report provides an extensive analysis of the current trends and emerging estimations & dynamics in the global metal & metal manufactured products market from 2017 to 2023, in terms of value and volume.• Detailed analysis of the market by type helps to understand the various types of metals & related products that are currently in use, along with the variants that are expected to gain prominence in the future.• Porter’s Five Forces analysis highlights the potency of buyers and suppliers to offer a competitive advantage to stakeholders to make profit-oriented business decisions and help strengthen their supplier and buyer network.• Extensive analysis of the market is conducted by following key product positioning and monitoring the top competitors within the market framework. Comprehensive competitive analysis and profiles of major market players (manufacturers and key users of metal & related products) in each country is detailed thoroughly in the report. Inquiry before Buy @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/purchase-enquiry/2263428?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=Anil Table of Content: CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 1.1. REPORT DESCRIPTION 1.2. KEY BENEFITS FOR STAKEHOLDERS 1.3. KEY MARKET SEGMENTS 1.4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 1.4.1. Secondary research 1.4.2. Primary research 1.4.3. Analyst tools and models CHAPTER 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 2.1. CXO PERSPECTIVE CHAPTER 3 MARKET OVERVIEW 3.1. MARKET DEFINITION AND SCOPE 3.2. KEY FINDINGS 3.2.1. Top impacting factors 3.2.2. Top investment pockets 3.2.3. Top winning strategies 3.3. PORTERS FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS 3.3.1. Bargaining power of suppliers 3.3.2. Bargaining power of buyers 3.3.3. Threat of substitution 3.3.4. Threat of new entrants 3.3.5. Competitive rivalry 3.4. MARKET DYNAMICS 3.4.1. Drivers 3.4.1.1. Surge in demand from different end-user sectors 3.4.1.2. Technological advancements 3.4.1.3. Rise in demand from the automotive industry 3.4.2. Restraints 3.4.2.1. Volatility in raw material prices 3.4.2.2. Increase in competition from substitutes 3.4.3. Opportunities 3.4.3.1. Upsurge in demand from the emerging economies 3.4.3.2. Increase in use of recycled metal products 3.5. CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY, BY GEOGRAPHY We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. A lot of organizations across the world are gaining profits and great benefits from information gained through reports sourced by us. About Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for. Get Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/2263428?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=Anil The growth of the global metal & metal manufactured products market is majorly driven by increase in demand from various end-use sectors, such as & aviation, healthcare, electrical & electronics, energy & power, infrastructure, personal care, and others. Moreover, technological advancements and surge in demand for metals & metal manufactured products from the automotive industry are other factors supporting the expansion of the global market. However, volatility in raw material prices and increase in competition from substitutes are anticipated to hamper the market growth during the analysis period. Contact us: 5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland, OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

Recap Lanes reopen after accident on M6 in Staffordshire

first_imgTwo lanes were closed on the M6 motorway due to an accident in Staffordshire this morning. Inrix, the traffic data company, reported the lanes were blocked on the Northbound carriageway from J13 A449 (Stafford South) to J14 A5013 (Stafford North). Two cars were involved in the accident, with one in each of the closed lanes before they were moved onto the hard shoulder. The accident was first reported at around 9.30am today (Sunday November 4) – with the road reopening at around 10.10am. A Highways England spokesman said: “All 3 lanes now open after collision clearance work and treatment to clear fluids off the carriageway. Thanks for your patience if held.” Read MoreRevealed: One stretch of M6 saw 1,100 accidents in just two-and-a-half years10:21Highways England confirm road has reopenedA spokesman said:All 3 lanes now open after collision clearance work and treatment to clear fluids off the carriageway. Thanks for your patience if held..”10:17All lanes have reopened Queueing traffic but all lanes have been re-opened.Traffic was held until around 10:10 to move the vehicles to the hard shoulder. 10:04All traffic now heldWe’re now getting reports all traffic is being held to help emergency services clear debris.10:00Vehicles now being moved to hard shoulderThe vehicles are now being moved to the hard shoulder.09:55What we know so farPolice, Highways England and firefighters are at the scene of an accident on the M6 Northbound betwene J13 and J14Two lanes are blocked and traffic is moving slowly as a resultTwo cars are involved in the accident, which took place shortly before 9.30am.09:52Debris and surface water reportedInrix, the traffic data company, is now reporting these is debris as a result of the collision – as well as surface water.09:50Location of the accident (Image: Inrix)09:48Picture from the sceneHighways England have published this picture of the scene.The accident on the M6 this morning (Image: Highways England)last_img read more

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first_img Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant Greg Freiherr has reported on developments in radiology since 1983. He runs the consulting service, The Freiherr Group. News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more Blog | Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant | October 11, 2012 Cutting Costs Through Technology The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more Related Content FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 With its million-dollar scanners and their mushrooming use in recent years, medical imaging has become the poster child for high-cost medicine. While it’s a role no one in our community wants, the opportunity exists to put imaging at the forefront of healthcare cost-cutting. We need only look backward to see how to move forward.Look back a couple of decades to the 1990s, when positron emission tomography (PET) was pioneering new ground and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) was a poor man’s PET. What we learned could be done with PET was often soon attempted by SPECT, which was seen as less accurate and less capable, but also less expensive. The dearth of cyclotrons and a lack of reimbursement so curtailed PET’s use that its advocates had no choice but to path-find. Much has changed.Now hybridized with computed tomography (CT), PET sets the pace for improvements in clinical practice and, unfortunately, rising costs. SPECT/CT could be the answer. New biomarkers and the technology to deliver extraordinary accuracy in SPECT imaging and quantification are nearing the marketplace. Their application in the years ahead might reduce costs and improve patient care by optimizing the utilization of SPECT and PET.This is just one example of how costs might be reined in through the smarter application of technologies. There are others. Enormous gains might be achieved by making better use of patient images already in hand. One way is through improved communication.Images have never been easier to send from radiologists to specialists to referring physicians. The exclusions in this mix are patients, whose control over their own images might increase efficiency in care and optimizing imaging exams themselves. Portals that provide patient access are well within reach of picture archiving and communication systems (PACS). If patients could routinely assign access to specialists, not only would consultations be easier and faster, but also unnecessary exams — with their costs and, in the case of CT, radiation burden — might be dramatically reduced.Many critics of the current healthcare system rightly bemoan the practice of defensive medicine, inefficient insurance procedures and the epidemic of preventable conditions — most notably obesity — that do much to make medical practice in the United States the most expensive in the world. But when critics point their fingers at medical imaging, we should — and could — have answers. All we need do is look at technology already well within our reach.   News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read morelast_img read more

Trafalgar has appointed Vera Straubinger to the po

first_imgTrafalgar has appointed Vera Straubinger to the position of Head of Marketing, effective 31 July 2019.Straubinger joins Trafalgar after seven years at Suncorp, most recently as its Group Brand Strategy Lead, and prior to that delivering the rebrand for Virgin Australia as Brand Specialist. She also has extensive experience consulting and working agency-side in the UK with clients including Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Mobile and Bentley.“I am delighted to welcome Vera to the Trafalgar team,” said Managing Director Trafalgar, Jason Wolf. “Her significant experience working with high profile brands, to deliver large-scale projects and marketing platforms that achieve results are a real asset to our team. What really stood out is that she is a confident people leader and hands-on team player with a track record for innovative thinking and proven results, which is at the core of everything we do at Trafalgar. We are very much looking forward to having her on board and introducing her to our valued trade partners.” appointmentsTrafalgarlast_img read more

The idyllic Channel Island of Guernsey is an ideal

first_imgThe idyllic Channel Island of Guernsey is an ideal add-on to a trip to England – one of the easiest flights is FlyBe’s 40-minute regular hop from London City airport. Guernsey, which is part of UK, is as you imagine an English island would be, a mere 65,000 hectares total, with a population of under 88,000. It has history, nature and culture.It is especially in the news right now because of David Bellos’ best-selling ‘The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Misérables’, a fascinating book that describes the turbulent life and times of the 19th century in France, and on Guernsey. Victor Hugo, the French author of ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’, ‘Les Misérables’ and other classics, lived on the island between 1856 and 1870. Honestly, anyone with even the slightest interest in literature or history should take the hour-long tour of his home, Hauteville House at 38 Hauteville, in the island’s capital Saint Peter Port. After his death his family gave it to the City of Paris which, interestingly, still owns it, and they will close it for the 2018 season to put in new windows and carpets.Hurry, therefore, before it finishes its season end of September 2017. Thursday through Tuesday, it is open from 10am, with tours in English or French. The house is extraordinary. Victor Hugo personally designed all the rooms, which start in near darkness at ground level and rise to the airiness of the fourth-floor eyrie. On all floors below there are thick carpets on floors and walls and sometimes ceilings (which might alternatively be lined in china plates). Heavy wood wall panels are fashioned from parts of medieval churches, with allegorical writings, and Victor Hugo’s initials tantalisingly semi-hidden among flowers or on Delft tiles that form a three-dimensional wall in the dining room.It is unique, and everyone should see it at least once. Another must-do is to simply walk around the inner town of Saint Peter Port. Walk rather than drive: most roads in the capital are one-way and some are forbidden to cars and even bicycles. I heard a lovely story from someone who lives along Les Canichers street. She had friend coming for dinner who started driving along the street’s pedestrian-only narrow end. She reversed but had to hope for the best, which fortunately worked out. What else to do? Take buses. The island’s system is incredibly efficient and such good value. Every ride, regardless of length, is £1, yes one UK pound – Guernsey has its own £1 notes, no use when you get back to the mainland.So I planned a peripheral island bus tour. Service 91 goes clockwise and service 92 goes anti-clockwise, making lots of stops en route. Unfortunately I got on a 93 by mistake and did a delightfully peripatetic inland tour. “No problem,” said the driver. “Get out here, by the Imperial Hotel.” A lonely structure in the windswept southwest of the island, and 91 will be coming in 16 minutes. Exactly on time the 91 did arrive and my original £1 ticket sufficed. After spending a total of one pound for nearly 2.5 hours’ sightseeing, passing amazing old forts and surfing schools, I was back at the marina, looking at real money. This is a high-income island, as evidenced by houses that look as if they are painted every month, and by immaculate gardens – real estate is comparable to London prices, I was told. Fortunately Guernsey’s premier luxury hotel, Old Government House, has three houses for its staff, which might be one of many reasons why they appear so happy, as I was to find out.Guernsey’s Old Government House, universally known as the OGH, is worthy of top ranking worldwide, thanks to its history, the love and devotion given to it by its owners, the Tollman family, and its really passionate team. Some of the views are spectacular. From balcony room 109, for instance, you look down over other buildings to the English Channel and across to other Channel Islands: from left to right, you see Herm, then Jethou, Sark and Brecqhou (the extremely-private island owned by the Barclay family, of London’s Ritz fame).OGH, which is now a Red Carnation hotel, started life in 1858 as just that, the home for all government affairs, and after the Tollmans bought it in 2008 they elevated the entire product into a stunning 63-room hotel. The pool comes into its own in summer, as does the adjacent terrace, especially for afternoon tea and cocktails. Ahh, drinks. What used to be the Crown office processing Guernsey’s passports is now the Crown Club Bar, which has 37 different gins. Clever assistant GM Gareth Byrne had a sudden creative moment, and now you can get a Crown Club passport. Collect stamps showing you have tried all of those gin labels, at 10% discount a time, and you get a free bottle of one of Guernsey’s two local gins, Blue Gin by Three Fingers or hotelier Luc Wheadon’s Gin with rock samphire and pink grapefruit.They know how to sell their drinks here, and not only to tourists – Guernsey is a major centre for offshore banking and finance and the legal world. At weekends Crown Club suggests a lunchtime main course dish with unlimited Bellinis, Bloody Marys or Prosecco, maximum drinking time 90 minutes. At breakfast, in-room service or in the charming pine-and-white striped Brasserie conservatory, they suggest a Moo-dy Mary, a Bloody Mary using Black Cow Vodka, apparently a milk vodka from Beaminster, on the mainland, not too far from another of the Tollmans’ Red Carnation properties, Summer Lodge. And I must not forget afternoon tea, outside on that terrace or inside, cleverly promoted by a set up in the lobby, near to a bowl of rosy apples and a glass urn of fruit-flavoured water, and a carafe of sherry.What else does OGH have? Well, there is a gym with good equipment and lots of outside members – but be warned, at weekends it does not open until 9am and, as I found, closes at 6pm. I did take a bike for a spin (both push bikes and electric bikes, helpful on these hills, are free). I also loved my really aerobic walks. In the centre of town, up from the harbour, the terrain does not know the word ‘flat’ – this is a leave-the-heels behind place. Heels did come out, by the way, for a high-society wedding the hotel was hosting during my stay. It had to be a local bride as only registered Guernsey people can legally marry here.Mary Gostelow travels over 300 days a year, doing one-night stands in top hotels around the world. Read her daily travelogue, www.girlahead.comlast_img read more

European gaming regulators conference to be held in Cyprus

first_imgThe 30th Conference of Gaming Regulators European Forum (GREF) will be held in Cyprus following a unanimous decision of its Council, it was announced on Monday.The conference will take place in Limassol, between May 21 and 23.The subject for GREF 2019 will be “Exploring the boundaries between gambling and financial regulation”.“In choosing Cyprus, GREF made a very important move that brings Cyprus forward at the forefront of the developments regarding regulation of gaming and casino,” the announcement said.“It also recognises the great work done by Cyprus Gaming and Casino Supervision Commission and the progress achieved in such a short time, building bridges with international organisations and reaching to the point of hosting a conference of this importance at a European level.”The European Gaming Regulators Forum has two main objectives: to provide a forum in which European gaming regulators can meet, exchange views and information and discuss policy on matters gaming; and on special occasions and with the agreement of participants represent the different views of European Gaming Regulators and also provide a central point of contact for enquiries directed at them from authorities or related organisations in Europe and elsewhere.This year’s conference will be addressed by Deputy Minister of Tourism Savvas Perdios.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more